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Called Byzantium and later Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city to span two continents. It sits on the Bosphorus, the strait of water that divides the continents of Europe and Asia and encompasses the natural harbour, the Golden Horn. Its illustrious past leaves a rich legacy of churches, mosques, palaces and museums, complemented by the behemoth Grand Bazaar with over 6,000 shops, the aromatic Egyptian Spice Market and the colourful street life.

Sultanahmet, the compact old city of Istanbul, is full of parks, gardens and stunning sights. The Blue Mosque is famed for it’s blue Iznik tiles and unique 6 minarets. The Hagia Sofia, constructed in the 6th century, reigned as the grandest and biggest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, when it became a mosque. Just around the corner is Topkapi Palace.

Istanbul was a capital city for many empires - Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman and today, although it is not the capital, it is a thriving, eclectic city in present day Turkey. With its mix of Ottoman, Byzantine, Islamic, Baroque, Rococo and Art Nouveau styles of architecture, nightlife and excellent cuisine options, Istanbul is a wonderful and exciting city to explore. Art galleries and museums are doted throughout the city and it hosts film festivals, as well as many major art, music and cultural events. Istanbul also hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Air Race World Series.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Istanbul, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Turkey

The Bosphorus | Istanbul | Turkey
City of Sultans
4 days FROM $799

Visit Istanbul - the only city that spans two continents. See the beautiful Blue Mosque and ancient Hagia Sofia, explore opulent Topkapi Palace and test your bartering skills in the Grand Bazaar. 4 days of pure Turkish delight!

ANZAC Cove | Gallipoli | Turkey
Gallipoli & Troy
4 days FROM $869

Head away on a short break with a difference. Pay your respects at Gallipoli and explore the ruins of legendary Homer's Troy with its famous Trojan wooden horse.

The Bosphorus and Blue Mosque | Istanbul | Turkey
Istanbul & Gallipoli
5 days FROM $1,349

Head to Turkey for a short break with a difference. Explore cosmopolitan Istanbul, pay your respects at Gallipoli and explore the ruins of legendary Homer's Troy with its famous Trojan wooden horse.

Pergamum | Turkey
Aegean Explorer
7 Days FROM $1,279

Kicking off in the powerhouse of the Ottoman empire, discover exciting Istanbul, embrace Gallipoli, impressive Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and Pamukkale's beautiful cascading mineral pools.

Port of Marmaris | Turkey
Istanbul to the Med
7 days FROM $1,499

Following the famed Aegean coastline, we discover Ottoman Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale, finishing in coastal Marmaris - gateway to Greece and the stunning Mediterranean Sea!

Dawn Service |  Anzac Day | Turkey
Pure Anzac
4 days FROM $739

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 23rd April. Straight to the point our 4 day tour offers 4 star accommodation and is ideal for those who are short on time and just want to get down to ANZAC Cove for a slice of the action.

Cappadocia | Turkey
Turkey Unplugged
10 Days FROM $1,599

Explore Istanbul and its bazaars and grand Mosques, wander round the battlefields of Gallipoli, see Roman ruins, the beautiful Aegean Coast, Pamukkale and the jewel in Turkey’s crown - Cappadocia, with its amazing underground cities and whimsical landscape.

Girls in the trenches at Anzac Cove | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac in Focus
8 days FROM $1,799

ANZAC 2015. This popular tour takes you to the top spots of Turkey and down to the cove for the ANZAC Day remembrance Dawn Service and beyond to some of Turkey's greatest offerings including Ephesus, Pammukale Kusadasi and more!

Cape Helles Memorial | Gallipoli | Turkey
Remembrance Day
10 days FROM $1,999

This exciting classical tour of Turkey with great 4 - 5 star hotels, takes in the amazing sights of Ottoman Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, mythical Troy and fairytale Cappadocia. Coinciding with Remembrance Day, on November 11th we make our way to the battlefields of Gallipoli to pay our respects and attend the moving Remembrance Day Commemorations.

Hagia Sofia in winter | Istanbul | Turkey
Christmas Turkey
12 days FROM $2,249

There’s no stuffing birds or entertaining aunts! Enjoy snowflakes on fairy chimneys, legendary sites at Ephesus, Troy and Aspendos, thermal springs at Pamukkale and Christmas Eve at St Nic’s!

Ishak Pasha Palace | Eastern Turkey | Turkey
Istanbul to Tbilisi
13 days FROM $5,299

From Istanbul to Tbilisi, take a journey through Eurasia, combining the best of Armenia and Georgia on this exciting off the beaten track adventure. Discover medieval cities and ancient ruins, magnificent palaces and shimmering lakes, set against the imposing backdrop of Mt Ararat, the alleged resting place of Noah's Ark.

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey
Turkey Discovered
14 Days FROM $2,299

Discover Turkish treasures on a trip that packs in Ottoman Istanbul, ancient ruins, Gallipoli and the Aegean, fine Mediterranean beaches, whirling dervishes, stunning Cappadocia and UNESCO Listed Safranbolu. This is ultimate Turkey, in two amazing weeks!

Acropolis | Athens | Greece
Istanbul to Athens
14 days FROM $4,299

From Istanbul - the great capital of the Ottoman Empire, to Athens - the ancient capital of Greece in 14 magical days. Discover archaeological treasures and natural wonders and discover the jewels of the Greek Islands; Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos

Paros Island | Greek Islands | Greece
Turkey & the Greek Isles
15 days FROM $6,399

Take in the sights and delights of Turkey, from bustling Istanbul to coastal Marmaris, before hopping over to the beautiful Greek Isles of Rhodes, Santorini and Paros. Top off your holiday in historic Athens - Greece's capital city, on this incredible two week adventure hosted by a senior member of our team from On The Go HQ.

Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt
Turkey & Tutankhamen
16 days FROM $2,929

From Ottoman Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and the stunning mineral pools of Pamukkale to the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and sailing in Egypt - the ultimate tour.

Anzac Cove Wall | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac Digger
5 days FROM $969

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 23rd April. A short and sweet deal that incorporates Gallipoli and Istanbul, combined with sightseeing and awesome inclusions such as our traditional turkish ANZAC Eve barbecue.

Akdamar Island | Lake Van | Eastern Turkey | Turkey
East Meets West
18 days FROM $4,299

Explore the two sides of Turkey with an adventure from Ottoman Istanbul in the west to the hinterlands of the east. En route discover battlefields, magnificent ruins and underground cities. Enjoy beach time by the Med before travelling east to mysterious mountain shrines, Neolithic hilltop temples, beautiful lakes and the Silk Road.

Anzac Cove Cemetary | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac Uncovered
6 days FROM $1,699

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 21st April. A unique tour that takes an indepth look at the many battlefields, memorials and strategic military points of the Gallipoli Peninsular. Plus Istanbul sightseeing and a cruise on the Bosphorus.

Australian at Anzac Cove sign | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac Coo-ee
8 days FROM $0

Starts: 22nd April. Awe inspiring Turkey, combining ANZAC Day at Gallipoli, a swag of sights including Ephesus, Pammukale, Roman ruins, coastal Kusadasi and more!

Absolute ANZAC
4 days FROM $629

PLEASE NOTE: This Tour is not available in 2015. If you are looking for a 4 day alternative please see our Western Front option that will give you a true sense of the WW1 efforts of the ANZAC's. ANZAC 2014. If you're short on time and short on funds then this is just the ticket! Taking you down to the action at ANZAC and giving you time to explore the memorials and battlefields before the Dawn Service.

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey
Magic Carpet
10 days FROM $1,069

Discover all the amazing delights Turkey has to offer on a tour that packs in exciting Istanbul, historical Gallipoli, loads of ancient ruins, the gorgeous Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as the unique landscapes of Cappadocia and Pamukkale!

Anzac Cove Beach | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac Smoko
8 days FROM $1,299

ANZAC Day Tour, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 20th April. Kicking off in Istanbul, take a dip in Pammukale's thermal pools, explore the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum before experiencing the memorable ANZAC Dawn Service at Gallipoli.

Mediterranean Coast | Turkey
Anzac Classic
8 days FROM $1,649

ANZAC Day Tour, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 20 April. Experience ANZAC Day at Gallipoli and attend the Dawn Service without having to sleep out at ANZAC Cove. Our Classic ANZAC tour offers hotel accommodation on ANZAC Eve in addition to guided touring of Ottoman Istanbul, ancient Ephesus, Pammukale, coastal Kusadasi and more. This is our signature ANZAC Day holiday!

Australian at Anzac Cove sign | Anzac Day | Turkey
ANZAC With Teens
8 days FROM $1,649

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 20th April. Pay your respects on Anzac Day at Gallipoli with the family on an exciting cultural holiday to Turkey. Discover Istanbul, the city that straddles two continents before heading to the thermal pools of Pamukkale and the famous wooden horse of Troy. Finish off the week with the moving Dawn Service at famous Anzac Cove.

Ephesus | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac Bonzer
11 days FROM $1,799

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 23rd April. Commemorate the brave ANZAC's and embrace history at Gallipoli. Then check out amazing Turkey taking in Roman ruins of Ephesus, Perge and Aspendos; the stunning Mediterranean and spectacular Cappadocia.

Anzac Day Bugler | Anzac Day | Turkey
Anzac Cobber
14 days FROM $2,499

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 13th April. Enjoy the best of Turkey exploring Cappadocia with its underground cities, the Mediterranean Coast, Pamukkale, Roman Ruins and Troy. Then take your place at Gallipoli for the ANZAC Day.

Amphitheatre | Ephesus | Turkey
Turkish Delight
8 days FROM $2,499

Trojan treasures, Roman ruins, Sultan’s palaces, exotic spice markets and grand bazaars. Captivating travellers young and old, our family holiday packs in fun and culture, with plenty of time to wander off and discover your own hidden gems or simply relax by the pool.

Family Tours | Anzac Day | Turkey
Flying Carpet Crystal Coast
9 days FROM $2,699

Take the family on a holiday to the Orient. Marvel at the many minarets of Istanbul and get swept up in the city’s colourful bazaars, discover the Roman ruins at Ephesus and the ancient city of Troy, walk the battlefields of Gallipoli and spend the final days of your holiday, beachside – enjoying sunshine and a turquoise blue sea

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey
Crystal Coast
7 days FROM $3,779

See all that is iconic to Turkey, magnificent Istanbul, extraordinary Ephesus, moving Gallipoli and dream like Pamukkale. Short, sharp and sweet, truly a Turkish Delight.

Sanfranbolu | Turkey
Black Sea Discovery
7 days FROM $5,039

Explore the sites of enchanting Istanbul, then get off the beaten track and discover the dramatic natural beauty of Turkey’s Black Sea region; its breathtaking scenery, fascinating sights and charming historic towns.

Cappadocia | Turkey
Classical Turkey
10 days FROM $5,099

A 10 day tour that uncovers the highlights of Turkey. From the striking architecture of Istanbul and the natural wonders of Pamukkale and Cappadocia, to Trojan horses and whirling dervishes, Gallipoli’s poignant WW1 battlefields and the remarkable roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum.

Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | Turkey
Jewels of Sultans Crown
12 days FROM $6,889

From historic and majestic Istanbul to surreal Cappadocia, all the classics of Turkey are here with an added visit to Antalya, Perge and Aspendos with some of the world's most beautifully preserved amphitheatres.

The Pyramids of Giza | Anzac Day | Turkey & Egypt
Gallipoli & Giza
13 days FROM $1,899

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 23rd April. Our Gallipoli and Giza is a ready made 13 day combo tour! Sightsee Istanbul and attend the ANZAC Day memorials at Gallipoli then onto sunny Egypt - for pyramids, a 2 night felucca cruise and more ancient relics than you can shake a stick at!

Santorini | Greek Islands | Greece
Istanbul to the Acropolis
15 days FROM $7,749

From the great capital of the Ottoman Empire to the ancient capital of Greece, discover archaeological treasures, natural wonders and the jewels of the Greek Islands; Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos.

Anzac Cove sign | Anzac Day | Turkey
Pharaohs & Anzacs
16 days FROM $2,259

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 12th April. See the top attractions of Egypt - Pyramids, Pharaohs and mighty temples, Nile felucca cruising, ancient Thebes and the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings, then head to Turkey to discover ancient Istanbul & Ephesus, the thermal springs of Pamukkale and to experience an unforgettable ANZAC Day in Gallipoli.

Rhodes Island | Greek Islands | Greece
Diamonds of the Med
17 days FROM $8,189

See the very best of Turkey, then up anchor at Bodrum and spend 7 blissful days aboard a traditional gulet, sailing the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and exploring the beautiful Dodecanese Greek Islands.

The Sphinx and Pyramids | Giza | Egypt
Anzac & Ancient Egypt
16 days FROM $2,199

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2016. Starts: 23 April. Pay your respects at Gallipoli then head to Egypt to explore Pyramids tombs and temples, and round it off with snorkelling or relaxation time on the sunny coast of Hurghada.

Anzac Day Bugler | Anzac Day | Turkey
Lone Pine Express
8 days FROM $2,299

Join us in commemorating the Battle of Lone Pine at a special 100th Anniversary Service on 06 August. Visit fortified trenches, crucial battlefields, and pay your respects to the soldiers who gave their lives at poignant memorial sites. Plus take in the highlights of Turkey en route, from the old city of Istanbul and fabled Troy to the ruins of Ephesus and thermal pools of Pamukkale.

Australian at Anzac Cove sign | Anzac Day | Turkey
Battle of Lone Pine
11 days FROM $2,899

Pay your respects to the soldiers who gave their lives during the August Offensive at Lone Pine at the special 100th Anniversary Commemorative Service hosted on the 06 August. Retrace their footsteps by visiting important battlefields and fortified trenches, exploring poignant war museums, and strolling through hauntingly beautiful memorials. Plus take in the highlights of ancient and modern Turkey en route.

Blue Mosque | Istanbul | Turkey | Picture courtesy: Myhsu
Istanbul: The Ottoman Empire
1/2 day FROM $159

Explore Istanbul and discover the legacy left behind by the Ottoman Empire, from the opulent Topkapi Palace to the stunning Blue Mosque. Plus try your hand at bargaining at the Grand Bazaar on this Istanbul Half Day Tour.

Dolmabahce Palace | Istanbul | Turkey | Photo courtesy: Allan_Grey
Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace
1/2 day FROM $159

Marvel at the grandeur of the Dolmabahce Palace, the last legacy of the Ottoman Sultans, and admire fantastic views over the Bosphorus River from the heights of Camlica Hill on this Istanbul Half Day Tour.

Barcelo Eresin Topkapi , Istanbul
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Barcelo Eresin Topkapi has spacious, light-filled and rooms, as well as a magnificent 1000 square metre Wellness Centre, U Spa, the Picasso restaurant with its gourmet days and delicious Turkish and international cuisine.

Eresin Crown Hotel, Istanbul
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Boutique Hotel

The Eresin Cown is a luxurious boutique style hotel with spacious and elegantly furnished rooms.

Ibis Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The recently renovated Ibis in Istanbul is modern with excellent facilities. Rooms are comfortable with good sized beds and contemporary design. The outdoor pool is great for a refreshing dip (though it is only available in the summer) The massive all you can eat buffet breakfast come well recommended and is a great way to start the day. Located on the shores of the Sea of Marmara, midway between the airport & the old city.

Kent Hotel, Istanbul
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Renovated in 2009, the charming Kent Hotel offers is a great example of contemporary design and a friendly atmosphere. Guest rooms are superbly equipped with modern facilities including Wi-Fi connectivity, state of the art technology and bright marbled bathrooms. Enjoying a delicious Turkish meal at the in house Calcedoine Restaurant after a hard days sightseeing is highly recommended. Fantastically located within 10 minutes walk of the Grand Bazaar and Old Town in the Bayazit area in the European side of Istanbul.

Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Pera Palace Hotel welcomes its guests back to the glamour of nostalgic Istanbul with a visit to its classic and uniquely furnished rooms and suites. Original 19th Century features, including precious “White Carrara” marbles and exquisite “Murano-glass” chandeliers make Pera Palace Hotel suites the ideal place to experience century - old heritage.

Tria Hotel, Istanbul
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

The Tria is a quaint and comfortable boutique with totally renovated rooms. There is a roof-top terrace with breathtaking views of the city.

Wyndham Istanbul - Old City, Istanbul
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Wyndham is a beautiful, stylish hotel with spacious and classically designed rooms.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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