History

The history of a region is deeply important to the conscientious traveller. At On The Go Tours we ensure that our travellers experience the sights of the region and also get a chance to experience the destination that they are visiting as much through the eyes of the locals as possible.

World Wonders: The Great Wall of China

An enduring symbol of Chinese military might and architectural ingenuity, The Great Wall is immediately recognisable as one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sights.  Today we’ll be looking at where it came from, who built it, and why. … Continue reading

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Exploring historic Istanbul

 Heading to Turkey? Check out these tips on things to see and do when in Istanbul. Istanbul has a rich and varied history which has seen it being involved in major political, cultural and religious events for well over 2,000 … Continue reading

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Sights, sounds and tastes of Dubrovnik

Summer may be well and truly over but that does not mean you have to wait another year for a holiday. An autumnal break, even if it just means getting away for a long weekend, is the perfect way to … Continue reading

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Amar Grover visits Ait Benhaddou in Morocco

There’s one place in Morocco where you can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and Alexander the Great, Marco Polo and the Prince of Persia. Well, kind of….. It’s doubled as Sodom, Gomorrah and the Nile and, as you might … Continue reading

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A journey through Eastern Turkey

Less known than the well-trod roads between Istanbul and the classic sights in the western half of the country, Turkey’s Eastern regions present travellers with exciting new places to explore. Read on as Turkey’s hidden gems are revealed! The Silk … Continue reading

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A confluence of culture – the Bosphorus Strait

Probably one of the most famous waterways in the world, the Bosphorus Strait forms the boundary between Europe and Asia. It also splits Istanbul neatly in two, making it the only city in the world to straddle two continents. Read … Continue reading

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200 years and counting…

By Matthew Teller It was cold, at the top of the mountain. Not quite sunset, but getting that way. A whirlpool wind was slicing around the crags, sucking at the withered, clinging trees. This was a place of the spirit, … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – The ancient ruins of Petra

August the 22nd marks the 200th anniversary of the lost city of Petra’s rediscovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt. To celebrate this icon of Jordan, we’ve put together some of our favourite photographs of this fabled place. Have you … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Top Spots and World Wonders

Turkey has a wealth of natural and man-made wonders to explore. Here’s a brief run-down of some of its most popular wonders that you can see on a tour or holiday of Turkey with us. 1. Istanbul The only city … Continue reading

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The Hidden Gems of Israel – by Matthew Teller

I remember blinking as I unfolded the map. It was brightly coloured, with photos alongside – obviously designed for tourists – and it showed a slice of northern Israel, either side of the biblical city of Nazareth. And it was … Continue reading

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