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Turkey tours

All our tours of Turkey kick off in Ottoman Istanbul - a fascinating city to explore and the only city in the world to straddle two continents.

With landmarks such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia and the calcium deposits forming the ‘Cotton Castles’ of Pamukkale, Turkey is an extraordinary holiday destination. Add to that the sparkling coast of Fethiye, the historic sites and dramatic scenery of Eastern Turkey, the battlefields and memorials of Gallipoli, and you have a host of great reasons to visit this amazing country.

Whether you want to explore the sights of Turkey on a group tour, with the entire family or at your own pace on a tailor-made holiday, we’re bound to have something that suits you. Alternatively, consider doing something different this festive season and spend Christmas in Turkey.

Turkish Delight
Immerse yourself in the local way of life

Travelling on one of our group tours of Turkey you'll enjoy plenty of interesting local experiences - watch the amazing whirling dervishes, stop off at local villages, for a traditional lunch, sample some pistachio studded Turkish delight in Istanbul's exotic Spice Market, indulge in some wine tasting in Sirince and pamper yourself at a traditional Turkish bathhouse.

Turkey Group Tours

Experience amazing history, mystical charm, sunshine and beach-side bliss on a holiday in Turkey. All our Turkey group tours are by led by qualified English speaking local guides and stay at comfortable 4 star hotels. Our trips depart weekly, include airport arrival transfers and offer you the chance to experience the true flavour of life in Turkey. Highlights include Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, plus the surreal landscape of Cappadocia and Pamukkale and some trips combine Turkey with its fascinating neighbours like Georgia and Armenia.

City of Sultans

4 days | FROM USD $799

Visit Istanbul - the only city that spans two continents. See the Blue...

Gallipoli & Troy

4 days | FROM USD $869

Head away on a short break with a difference. Pay your respects at and...

Istanbul & Gallipoli

5 days | FROM USD $1,349

Head to Turkey for a short break with a difference. Explore Istanbul,...

Aegean Explorer

7 Days | FROM USD $1,279

Kicking off in the powerhouse of the Ottoman empire, discover exciting...

Istanbul to the Med

7 days | FROM USD $1,499

Following the famed Aegean coastline, we discover Ottoman Istanbul, in...

Turkey Unplugged

10 Days | FROM USD $1,599

Explore Istanbul and its bazaars and grand Mosques, wander round the -...

Remembrance Day

10 days | FROM USD $1,999

This exciting classical tour of Turkey with great 4 - 5 star hotels,...

Christmas Turkey

12 days | FROM USD $2,249

There’s no stuffing birds or entertaining aunts! Enjoy snowflakes on...

Turkey Discovered

14 Days | FROM USD $2,299

Discover Turkish treasures on a trip that packs in Ottoman Istanbul,...

Istanbul to Athens

14 days | FROM USD $4,299

From Istanbul - the great capital of the Ottoman Empire, to Athens -...

Turkey & Tutankhamen

16 days | FROM USD $2,929

From Ottoman Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, Roman ruins, the...

East Meets West

18 days | FROM USD $4,299

Explore the two sides of Turkey with an adventure from Ottoman in the...

Turkey Sailing Holidays

Set sail from the Mediterranean resort of Marmaris for a relaxing 8 day cruise through crystal clear waters, stopping to visit Turkey’s unspoilt offshore islands and beautiful coves on a traditional gulet. Turkey’s proximity to Greece also makes it the perfect starting off point for languid cruises around the stunning Dodecanese islands.

Cruise the Med

8 days | FROM USD $749

Up anchor at Marmaris on Turkey's spectacular Mediterranean coast for...

Greek Island Getaway

8 days | FROM USD $1,799

Setting sail from Bodrum spend an idyllic week aboard a gulet, Greek...

Turkey Family Holidays

Turkey is an exciting family holiday destination and our tours include a range of cultural, historical and active experiences to captivate children, teenagers and adults alike. Go in search treasure in Troy, explore ancient Roman Ruins in Ephesus and Pergamum, and browse exotic spice markets in Istanbul or simply swim and relax by the beach or poolside. Our family holidays in Turkey include an arrival day with no scheduled activities, allowing you some time to settle in, and there's also plenty of free time and flexibility whilst on tour.read more

Turkish Delight

8 days | FROM USD $2,499

Trojan treasures, Roman ruins, Sultan’s palaces, exotic spice and in...

Flying Carpet Crystal Coast

9 days | FROM USD $2,699

Take the family on a holiday to the Orient. Marvel at the many of and...

Turkey Private Journeys

We have a number of private tours to Turkey which take in the popular sites as well as a few hidden gems off the beaten track. Travelling in your own private party, you decide the pace of travel to suit and our expert English-speaking local guides will show you around.

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey

Crystal Coast

7 days | FROM USD $3,779

See all that is iconic to Turkey, magnificent Istanbul, extraordinary...

Sanfranbolu | Turkey

Black Sea Discovery

7 days | FROM USD $5,039

Explore the sites of enchanting Istanbul, then get off the beaten and...

Cappadocia | Turkey

Classical Turkey

10 days | FROM USD $5,099

A 10 day tour that uncovers the highlights of Turkey. From the of and...

Eastern Turkey | Turkey

Eastern Turkey Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $7,899

Set out on a unique adventure into Turkey's lesser visited eastern the...

Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | Turkey

Jewels of Sultans Crown

12 days | FROM USD $6,889

From historic and majestic Istanbul to surreal Cappadocia, all the of...

Santorini | Greek Islands | Greece

Istanbul to the Acropolis

15 days | FROM USD $7,749

From the great capital of the Ottoman Empire to the ancient capital of...

Rhodes Island | Greek Islands | Greece

Diamonds of the Med

17 days | FROM USD $8,189

See the very best of Turkey, then up anchor at Bodrum and spend 7 days...

Turkey Day Trips

Whether travelling to Turkey on business or pleasure, join us for a day tour of some of the country’s most famous sights and get a true flavour of local life in Turkey along the way. Explore Topkapi Palace, the stunning Blue Mosque and opulent Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, and the ancient classical sites of Ephesus and Pergamum on the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts.

Istanbul: The Ottoman Empire

1/2 day | FROM USD $159

Explore Istanbul and discover the legacy left behind by the Ottoman to...

Ankara: Hittites in Anatolia

1 day | FROM USD $679

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hattusa, the Bronze Age of...

Ankara through the Ages

1/2 day | FROM USD $279

Gain insight into Ankara’s ancient past with a tour of the famed the...

Turkey ANZAC Centenary Tours

If you'd like to explore Turkey and Gallipoli during 2015, we have a number of tours departing throughout the centenary year. Each tour offers extensive sightseeing of the Gallipoli region and a number of tours coincide with important events that took place during the campaign. Top choices are our Lone Pine Express and Battle of Lone Pine tours which provide the opportunity to explore the region in August 2015, exactly 100 years on from one of the most momentous assaults in the Gallipoli campaign - the famous Battle of Lone Pine.

Lone Pine Express

8 days | FROM USD $2,299

Join us in commemorating the Battle of Lone Pine at a special 100th on...

Battle of Lone Pine

11 days | FROM USD $2,899

Pay your respects to the soldiers who gave their lives during the at...

Cappadocia to the Cove

11 days | FROM USD $2,599

From Istanbul, head east to surreal Cappadocia, before visiting Roman...

Turkey tour reviews

Scoring an average customer rating of 4.52 out of 5 based on 90 recent reviews — See All Turkey Reviews

5

Loved the tour of Turkey which was made extra special by our guide. He was very knowledgeable and imparted this knowledge in an interesting way. He added small extras to the tour to make sure we saw the real Turkey, not always stopping at the tourist lunch spots but using local places. At no time did we feel rushed but he managed to maintain a pace to the tour that was appropriate to the group.

We would certainly consider using On the Go Tours for a future holiday.”  

• Aug 2015
4

The tour was excellent and we enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and imparted interesting information and managed the group, tour timings and logistics very well. The hotels were very good, have nothing negative to comment on. All good.”  

• Jul 2015
5

I recently completed a Tour with On the Go in Turkey. My tour guide Burhan was fantastic. I was on a fairly big group of 28 in which the youngest was 20 years of age and the oldest in their late 70’s. Burhan was efficiently able to manage the group size and organise us to ensure we did not have to wait for at meals or hotels. He effectively facilitated the group in the beginning, which enabled us to bond for the remainder of the trip.

Burhans knowledge of Turkish history and culture was amazing. Irrespective of the question asked, he was able to answer all manner of questions regarding Turkey. He spoke of Turkey so passionately, it was engaging and made the experience all the more enjoyable.

Turkey is one of the most diverse and fascinating places I have travelled. From Istanbul to Cappadocia, there is something for everyone. Its landscape, culture and people will not be forgotten quickly.

I cannot highly enough recommend Turkey with On the Go tours. It far exceeded any expectations I held. Thanks to Burhan for showing me this amazing country. ”  

• Jul 2015

Travelling to Turkey with us

We offer a range of tours and holidays in Turkey, including city breaks, group tours, family holidays, private tours, tailormade holidays and our annual ANZAC Day tours. In addition we also have tours which combine the highlights of Turkey with some of its neighbouring nations such as Greece, home to breathtaking islands and fascinating ancient ruins, Georgia, a fantasy land of magnificent castles and stunning high valleys and Armenia, home to rocky highlands and shimmering lakes - making for that perfect twin or triple centre holiday.

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RECOMMENDED PLACES TO VISIT IN TURKEY

Pergamum | Turkey
Ancient wonder

Pergamum

A picturesque cable car ride takes you to the ancient ruins of Pergamum – famed for its very impressive but vertigo-inducing Hellenistic theatre as well as the Temple of Trajan. The views from this remarkable site are worth the journey alone – be sure to walk behind the city to see the stunning lakeside view that sits behind the site.

Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey
Lunar landscape

Cappadocia

Every trip to Turkey really should include Cappadocia. The bizarre rock formations of Turkey’s Central Anatolia are famous the world over. Fairy-like chimneys tower over the special landscape and the Goreme Open Air Museum is a must see. The site is particularly spectacular first thing in the morning when you can opt to take an unforgettable balloon ride over the area.

Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | Turkey
Ottoman Capital

Istanbul

The gateway to the east and most people’s starting point in Turkey. Istanbul is a city that needs little introduction – spanning both Europe and Asia it is one of the world’s most fascinating cities with one of the most beautiful harbours. With minarets gleaming in the sunshine and the sound of the call to prayer ringing across the city – it is a place not to be missed.

Pamukkale | Turkey
Cotton Castles

Pamukkale

One of Turkey’s most famous sites, Pamukkale is another wonder of nature. Calcium rich mineral waters have cascaded over the cliff’s edge creating these amazing travertines. A quick dip in the warm soothing waters is a must – most hotels in the area take advantage of this geothermal wonderland and have naturally heated pools as wonderful spa facilities!

Mt Nemrut | Turkey
Mountain top tombs

Nemrut Dagi

First discovered by a German engineer in 1881, Nemrut Dagi in Eastern Turkey is a remote mountain top (Mount Nemrut) scattered with statues. Believed to be made for a pre-Roman local king who wanted statues of himself and the gods (who he believed to be his family!). Several earthquakes later and most of the statues are now headless with the heads either in neat rows on the ground looking up!

Olu Deniz | Fethiye | Turkey
Blue Lagoon

Oludeniz

Blended with turquoise and aqua marine, it is easy to see why Oludeniz, a stunning secluded bay on a beautiful blue lagoon is one of the most photographed beaches in Turkey. Construction is prohibited here and it is also a national nature reserve so it is one of Turkey’s best beaches to visit. Paragliding is a big thing here and it gives you a fantastic view of the bay from the air.

Blue Mosque | Istanbul | Turkey
Ottoman Splendour

The Blue Mosque

Commissioned by a young Sultan Ahmed and built between 1609 and 1616 the Blue Mosque is one of the world’s most famous mosques. Getting its name from the stunning blue tiling on the mosque’s interior, the Blue Mosque is iconic Istanbul at its best. It is also only the second mosque ever to have 6 minarets, after Ka’aba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, such a beautiful country for history, food and its friendly people. We learnt so much about Turkey's history from our wonderful guide Mehmet, he has such a wealth of knowledge. He certainly deserves Tour Guide of the Year. Thank you for such a wonderful tour. ”  

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Cappadocia | Turkey

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Ephesus | Turkey

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