Turkey Tours and Holidays

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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.

Upcoming Turkey Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Gallipoli & Troy - 4 days Istanbul, Turkey 13 Dec 2016 USD $795 Gallipoli & Troy - 4 days Map
Christmas Turkey - 12 days Istanbul, Turkey 18 Dec 2016 USD $2,295 Christmas Turkey - 12 days Map
Turkey Discovered - 14 Days Istanbul, Turkey 24 Dec 2016 USD $2,425 Turkey Discovered - 14 Days Map
Istanbul to the Med - 7 days Istanbul, Turkey 24 Dec 2016 USD $1,435 Istanbul to the Med - 7 days Map
Prague to Istanbul - 19 Days Prague, Turkey 12 Apr 2017 USD $3,015 Prague to Istanbul - 19 Days Map

Turkey Group Tours

Pergamum | TurkeyAegean Explorer - 7 Days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Aegean Explorer

7 Days | FROM USD $1,165

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

Port of Marmaris | TurkeyIstanbul to the Med - 7 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Istanbul to the Med

7 days | FROM USD $1,435

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

Cappadocia | TurkeyTurkey Unplugged - 10 Days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

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...

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | TurkeyTurkey Discovered - 14 Days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Turkey Discovered

14 Days | FROM USD $2,425

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

The Acropolis looking out over the city of Athens in GreeceIstanbul to Athens - 14 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Istanbul to Athens

14 days | FROM USD $4,135

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

Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptTurkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM USD $2,335

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

Brasov | Romania | Eastern EuropeBudapest to Istanbul - 15 Days MapActive Days, Rustic Nights

Budapest to Istanbul

15 Days | FROM USD $2,135

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

Explore the Hagia Sofia on our range of 2017 Turkey toursPrague to Istanbul - 19 Days MapActive Days, Rustic Nights

Prague to Istanbul

19 Days | FROM USD $865

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 MapCultural 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 MapCultural 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 Private Tours

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | TurkeyCrystal Coast - 7 days MapTailored To Suit You

Crystal Coast

7 days | FROM USD $4,045

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

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...

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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...

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 MapCultural 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.

Turkey tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.76 out of 5 based on 91 recent reviews — See All Turkey Reviews

The tour was great. Tour Guide Erkan Can was knowledgable, helpful, humorous, attentive and so much more. I learned a lot from him. My checked luggage did not arrive at Ataturk Airport when I did. Erkan got involved immediately in trying to sort out the problem which enabled me to relax. With his help, I got my luggage before leaving Istanbul. I cannot say enough good things about him as he made my trip one of the best I have ever taken. I would also like to pass on some comments about our driver, Cengiz Tanrivermis. He was so helpful also; eager to do anything he could to meet our requests. He has a great personality and was a pleasure to be with each day. This was my first On The Go Tour and it was just perfect from beginning to ending. ”  

Barbara Shaw Jenkins • Submitted 16 Nov 2016

Hello - Turkey is one of the best countries I have visited and would encourage everyone to put it on their wish list. The country, people, food/wine, culture and history are all wonderful. Istanbul is an amazing city; so alive and vibrant - needs to be seen to be believed. My husband and I stayed on another 5 days to enjoy it further. The group consisted of 12 people plus the guide and driver; we covered 5,200 kls in total. Our tour guide was Recep Aydin who was an absolutely marvellous guide who provided us with great insight into every site and attraction we visited. His knowledge was outstanding which he delivered with genuine passion for what he does. I am so happy I was on his tour to have experienced his presence and personality. Turkey is not a country to be wary of, as described by the Australian Government, who advise - to exercise extreme caution. I didn't find it a dangerous place at all. There was a military presence and additional security in public places but it was not intrusive, and I did not fear for my safety. The country is suffering badly with tourism down 80% due to cancellations, which is a real shame to see. Since coming home we have spread the word to family, friends and colleagues to go to Turkey and especially do this very same tour. Cheers Jean”  

Jean Latchem • Submitted 1 Nov 2016

From the outset of this tour Recep provided an excellent insight to the wonders of Turkey. His expert knowledge coupled with a very fine sense of humour helped with this small tour on which there were 4 members who did not want to join in with the group. Recep is an excellent guide and helped us when things did not go quite to plan such as an ATM not returning my EFTPOS card. He organised some excellent additional evening activities which again helped in my understanding of Turkey and its culture. I would recommend this tour to everybody and if they are lucky enough to have Recep as their guide they will be in for a wonderful time. ”  

Robin Latchem • Submitted 30 Oct 2016

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Turkey and beyond
Combine Turkey with Eastern Europe and more

See the best of Turkey on a standalone group tour covering the exotic cities, ancient Roman ruins, beautiful coastline and amazing natural formations or mix it up with a multi-country tour through Eastern Europe to end at the intoxicating city of Istanbul or head west across the Aegean Sea and the Greek islands to Athens or south to the spectacular archaeological sites of Egypt.

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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

Panoramic view of Cappadocia with purple flowers | Turkey

Turkey Video Lounge

Travel videos from Turkey

Travel Advice and Updates

Know before you go. Safety advice for travel to Turkey

Ephesus | Turkey

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
Did you know...?

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.

Online travel resources for Turkey:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

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

TURKEY TRAVEL BLOGS: Here's a few blogs on travelling to Turkey that we love - Turkish Travel Blog, Istanbul Eats and Turkey From The Inside.

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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