All our tours of Turkey kick off at the historic Ottoman capital of 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.
with On the Go Tours
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.
Styles of travel in Turkey
All our Turkey group tours are by led by qualified English speaking local guides and stay at comfortable 4 star hotels. Our group tours 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.
Cruise the turquoise waters of Turkey and Greece on our relaxing 8 day sailing holidays. Climb aboard a traditional gulet and unwind as you sail around some of Turkey and Greece’s best islands, visiting a different place every day along the way
Whatever your interest, our team will handpick unique sites to see, things to do and places to stay to ensure your tailor made holiday in Turkey is just right for you. Brimming with archaeological treasures and stunning landscapes, top of our list fir Turkey are the surreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Roman remains of Ephesus and stunning Akdamar Island in Eastern Turkey.
Turkey offers the perfect holiday destination for all the family. The great array of historical, cultural and active experiences for the whole family to enjoy. The hotels we choose generally have outdoor pools so the children will be kept entertained and the adults can relax and enjoy the sun!
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.
If you'd like to visit 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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