Journey to where East meets West with our range of tours to Turkey or opt for an exclusive tailor-made holiday with handy travel guides to help you prepare for your trip.

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 battlefields and memorials of Gallipoli, and you have a host of great reasons to visit this amazing country.

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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.

Top Turkey Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days Istanbul, Turkey 01 Jul 2017 USD $1,436 was $1,795 20% off Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days Map
Istanbul to the Med - 7 days Istanbul, Turkey 01 Jul 2017 USD $1,300 was $1,625 20% off Istanbul to the Med - 7 days Map
Aegean Explorer - 7 Days Istanbul, Turkey 01 Jul 2017 USD $1,148 was $1,435 20% off Aegean Explorer - 7 Days Map
Istanbul to Athens - 14 days Istanbul, Turkey 01 Jul 2017 USD $3,516 was $4,395 20% off Istanbul to Athens - 14 days Map
Turkey Discovered - 14 Days Istanbul, Turkey 01 Jul 2017 USD $2,156 was $2,695 20% off Turkey Discovered - 14 Days Map
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Turkey Group Tours

Aegean Explorer

7 Days | FROM USD $1,165

Kicking off in the powerhouse of the Ottoman empire - Istanbul, pay at...

Istanbul to the Med

7 days | FROM USD $1,435

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

Turkey Unplugged

10 Days | FROM USD $1,435

Explore all of stunning Istanbul with its bazaars and mosques, wander...

Anzac medals | Anzac Day | TurkeyRemembrance Day - 10 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Remembrance Day

10 days | FROM USD $1,665

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

Hagia Sofia in winter | Istanbul | TurkeyChristmas Turkey - 12 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Christmas Turkey

12 days | FROM USD $2,295

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

Turkey Discovered

14 Days | FROM USD $2,425

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

Istanbul to Athens

14 days | FROM USD $4,135

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

Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM USD $2,335

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

Budapest to Istanbul

15 Days | FROM USD $2,225

Take a journey from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to neighbouring...

Prague to Istanbul

19 Days | FROM USD $3,155

Take an epic journey from the Czech Republic all the way to Turkey the...

We have a range of group tours to suit all interests from short city breaks that focus on Istanbul and Gallipoli to Remembrance Day tours that commemorate those that died in WWI. Opt to end in Marmaris where you can enjoy some beach-side bliss or head to Turkey this Christmas for a festive holiday with a difference. There's also the choice to combine Turkey with neighbouring Greece or the ancient wonders of Egypt.

Turkey Sailing Holidays

Traditional gulet | TurkeyCruise the Med - 8 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Cruise the Med

8 days | FROM USD $795

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

Island of Symi | GreeceGreek Island Getaway - 8 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Greek Island Getaway

8 days | FROM USD $1,755

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

Set sail from the Mediterranean resort of Marmaris or Bodrum 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 point for languid cruises around the stunning Dodecanese islands.

Turkey Cycling Holidays

Cycle Cappadocia - 9 days MapTrek, Cycle and Sightsee

Cycle Cappadocia

9 days | FROM USD $1,245

Discover the magical world of Cappadocia by bike. Cycle through a of...

Explore the beautiful landscapes of Turkey on an exhilarating off-road mountain biking holiday, escorted by a local guide and travelling in a small group, with a maximum of 16 people. Sightsee and ride for an average of 40km a day, with a support vehicle on hand for those needing a break. Our Turkey cycling holiday is ideal for regular weekend leisure cyclists, with a good level of fitness, who are used to cycling on paved and forestry roads with limited off road experience. Bike hire is available locally.

Turkey Private Tours

Sanfranbolu | TurkeyBlack Sea Discovery - 7 days MapTailored To Suit You

Black Sea Discovery

7 days | FROM USD $5,935

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

Cappadocia | TurkeyClassical Turkey - 10 days MapTailored To Suit You

Classical Turkey

10 days | FROM USD $5,395

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

Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | TurkeyJewels of Sultans Crown - 12 days MapTailored To Suit You

Jewels of Sultans Crown

12 days | FROM USD $7,325

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

Santorini | Greek Islands | GreeceIstanbul to the Acropolis - 15 days MapTailored To Suit You

Istanbul to the Acropolis

15 days | FROM USD $8,235

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

We have a number of private tours to Turkey which take in the popular sites as well as hidden gems off the beaten track. Explore the coast from Istanbul to Marmaris, follow a different route along the Black Sea visiting charming historic towns, discover the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, marvel at brilliantly preserved ancient amphitheatres, island hop your way to Athens or combine classical touring with Mediterranean sailing.

Turkey Day Tours

Dolmabahce Palace | Istanbul | Turkey | Photo courtesy: Allan_GreyIstanbul's Dolmabahce Palace - 1/2 day MapTailored To Suit You

Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace

1/2 day | FROM USD $160

Marvel at the grandeur of the Dolmabahce Palace, the last legacy of of...

Blue Mosque | Istanbul | TurkeyIstanbul: The Ottoman Empire - 1/2 day MapTailored To Suit You

Istanbul: The Ottoman Empire

1/2 day | FROM USD $160

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

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey Izmir: The Ancient City of Ephesus - 1 day MapTailored To Suit You

Izmir: The Ancient City of Ephesus

1 day | FROM USD $390

Gain insight into the Roman way of life at the vast classical site of...

Pergamum | Turkey | Photo courtesy: Alaskan DudeIzmir: Roman Ruins of Pergamum - 1 day MapTailored To Suit You

Izmir: Roman Ruins of Pergamum

1 day | FROM USD $440

Explore the archaeological site of Pergamum, set on a hilltop near the...

Whether travelling to Turkey on business or pleasure, join us for a day tour of some of the country’s most famous sights from the stunning Blue Mosque and opulent Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul to the ancient classical sites of Ephesus and Pergammum along the coast.

Turkey Short Stays

The Bosphorus | Istanbul | TurkeyCity of Sultans - 4 days MapTailored To Suit You

City of Sultans

4 days | FROM USD $795

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

ANZAC Cove | Gallipolli | TurkeyGallipoli & Troy - 4 days MapTailored To Suit You

Gallipoli & Troy

4 days | FROM USD $795

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

The Bosphorus and Blue Mosque | Istanbul | TurkeyIstanbul & Gallipoli - 5 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Istanbul & Gallipoli

5 days | FROM USD $1,345

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

Sample the exotic meeting of Europe and Asia in the city of Istanbul with our range of short stays in Turkey. Spend 4 days in Istanbul marvelling at the grand Byzantine monuments and exploring the local bazaars or consider heading to the Dardanelles to learn all about the history of ANZAC at Gallopoli and whether a face really did launch a thousand ships at Troy. With accommodation, airport transfers, transportation and guided sightseeing included, these short stays are the perfect way to enjoy some of Turkey's most popular destinations.

Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey

Tailor-made Holidays

Tour Turkey your way with a bespoke tailor-made holiday where you get to set the pace. 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 for Turkey are the surreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Roman remains of Ephesus and otherworldly calcium pools of Pamukkale.

Turkey tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.65 out of 5 based on 134 recent reviews — See All Turkey Reviews

THE TOUR WAS FANTASTIC. REGGIE WAS AWESOME. HIS PASSION FOR HIS COUNTRY, HIS LOVE FOR HIS JOB AND HIS UNENDING KNOWLEDGE MADE THIS AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE. HE IS SO KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FRIENDLY AND HE WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO MAKE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE. THANK YOU REGGIE FOR A WELL ORGANISED AND ENJOYABLE TRIP. ”  

shubha MAHOMED • Submitted 22 May 2017

The tour was comprehensive and wonderful. Being able to experience Gallipoli and learn about the war from a Turkish perspective was invaluable. Our guide Reggie was the best! He was so knowledgeable and friendly, went out of his way to help me during the tour. I have expressed to all of my friends that a tour in Turkey wouldn't be complete without Reggie.

Thanks for a great tour!”  

Nicole Lewis • Submitted 17 May 2017

This tour was absolutely FANTASTIC! I loved and enjoyed everything, the organization that went into the program, the professionalism, the people, the content. Burhan was an exceptional tour guide, you could tell how much he loved his job and had excellent knowledge and enthusiasm. He was kind and helpful through the whole tour and I felt very safe with him. He assisted us when the tour had finished also. Turkey as a country is beautiful and I would love to go back! anyone that has Burhan has a tour guide is extremely lucky. I would defiantly book a tour through On the Go again and I will be recommending Turkey and On the Go to everyone. Amazing experience. Thank you ”  

Melissa Robson • Submitted 11 May 2017

Recent Travel Articles on Turkey


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10 Interesting Facts About Cappadocia

February 6, 2017 • OTG Team

Famous for its unique rock formations and amazing hot air ballooning opportunities, the landscapes...

The Republic Monument in Taksim Square is a good place to start your walk
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A Journey from Europe to Asia in Istanbul

November 28, 2016 • Ann Amies

It’s a well-known fact that the city of Istanbul is unique for spanning two continents. This a...

Wreaths laid at the memorials of Gallipoli for ANZAC Day
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What ANZAC Day means to me

September 7, 2016 • Kat Nitarski

I come from a long line of military personnel – my father fought in Vietnam and my uncle in I...

Experience Cappadocia
Explore Turkey's crowning glory by bike

From the calcium terraces of Pamukkale to the sun-kissed coastline, Turkey is certainly not short on natural beauty but few places beat Cappadocia for sheer magic. And now you can experience this breathtaking region by bike for an unforgettable journey through the lunar-like landscape. Get off the beaten track and get to know Cappadocia like never before with our 9 day Cycle Cappadocia tour.

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Recommended places to visit in Turkey

Turkey has more architectural wonders than you can shake a Fez hat at from Roman ruins to grand Ottoman palaces with a healthy does of gorgeous coastline and natural wonders. To get you started here's some of the top sites we recommend in Turkey.

Cappadocia - Lunar Landscape

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Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey

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.

Konya - Whirling Dervishes

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Konya is a mystical city, home to the magical whirling dervishes, a member of the Sufi faith who wear a long white dress and spin in circles for 15 minutes at a time. The town is deeply historical, the site of a number of ancient settlements and civilisations though nowadays, Konya is recognised for its strong economy and respected university, giving the town a unique blend of history and modernity.

Kusadasi - Coastal Resort

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Kusadasi waterfront

With around 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s little surprise that Kusadasi is such a popular beach holiday destination. There are a number of wonderful restaurants and bars all over the city as well as stunning beaches making it a fantastic place for those seeking a mix of relaxation and excitement. It is also well situated for those seeking to explore the incredible, ancient city of Ephesus, which was built by the Greeks in 10th century BC.

Oludeniz - Blue Lagoon

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Oludeniz beach

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.

Pamukkale - Cotton Castles

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Pamukkale | Turkey

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.

Istanbul - Ottoman Capital

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Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | Turkey

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.

Turkey Travel Guide

Know before you go and prepare for your trip with our useful planning points for travel to Turkey.

Explore the Hagia Sofia on our range of 2017 Turkey tours

Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Turkey

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Turkey

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Turkey and info on getting your visa

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Turkey Video Lounge

Travel videos from Turkey

Travel Advice and Updates

Know before you go. Safety advice for travel to Turkey

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Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to Turkey

Get to know Turkey

Recommended Reading

  • Birds Without Wings
    by Louis de Bernieres
  • Istanbul: Poetry by Place
    by Ates Orga
  • Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
    by Stephen Kinzer
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Facts about Turkey

  • The first church to be built by man is situated in Antakya and Turkey is also home to the oldest known human settlement.
  • The trojan horse made for the 2004 film Troy now sits in the city of Canakkale.
  • The longest single word in Turkish has 70 letters and loosely translates as "to make unsuccessful ones"!

Turkey Travel Advice:

We keep a close eye on the latest travel updates to Turkey and follow the advice of the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country prior to travel.

Due to ongoing conflict in the Middle East region, travel advice to Turkey does change from time to time. The FCO has recently placed travel restrictions to Eastern Turkey, specifically the region bordering Syria, and due to this travel advice we are no longer offering touring arrangements to this area of Turkey. Our standard tours to Turkey remain unaffected and the main tourist sites of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and the Aegean coastline are considered safe to visit.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Turkey Tourist Organisation site and the latest Turkey Weather Updates from the BBC.

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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