Here are some reviews from our past travellers to Turkey. For more details on each tour, simply click on the tour image.
Our 14 day tour of Turkey was fantastic. Our guide Yusuf was so knowledgeable, I couldn't fault our entire trip. We were a small group of 4 plus our guide and driver and so it felt like a private tour. Yusuf would always explain the areas we were visiting and then give us time to explore on our own. The tour was very organised with tickets ready for entry to different sites so there was no queuing. Most dinners and all our breakfast were included so all we had to worry about was what souvenirs to buy.
I have done some previous travelling but Turkey and its people are a highlight for me.
I have never seen so many amazing ruins nor have I eaten such wonderful baklava .
14 days gave us a really good feel for the country and every day was full of highlights.
Being an Australian Gallipoli was a must see and the hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia was another highlight.
I have travelled once before with On The Go and was impressed and this last trip reinforced my belief that the company and the tours are extremely well organised and the guides are simply the best. ”
We have just completed a 14-day Turkey Discovered OTG Tour. It was an amazing tour. Turkey has so much to see, something different and interesting around every corner. As my wife said to me its photographer’s paradise. We never had a dull moment.
We normally arrange all our travel arrangements ourselves. But in this case due to distances to cover, and the number of places we wanted to visit, plus the ongoing political situation in Turkey we decided to go with a tour. We were both a little skeptical if we would enjoy the tour but it was more than we could have hope for. The variation between ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, cafes, bazaars, 5 star hotels to a very quaint historical house that we stayed in made it so interesting and different. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to my family and friends. Our tour leader also arranged the optional (additional to the tour) of a Balloon ride in Cappadocia at sunrise. If you have never had a balloon ride, Cappadocia is a must. it’s truly a bucket list; must do item!!!!!
In regards Turkey especially Istanbul we felt as safe as you would in any large city, even more so as we moved into the smaller regions. We found the Turkish people humble, caring, honest, genuine and always very friendly towards us. So what was happening politically never impacted negatively on our tour.
We were so lucky to have such an excellent tour leader as Recep Aydin(aka Reggie). His excellent communication skills, including fluent English made it so easy in arranging anything we needed. His understanding of the historical past (Recep has a number of Degrees in Turkish History) and his ability to convey the background to us on the Turkish culture and its tradition so we fully understood the significance of each location that we visited. Recep made the real difference to us on what we did and see; not just to see these truly incredible sites first hand but to understand the past and the impact to the people and times in history. Recep also took us to great places as part of the tour where we could have an excellent lunches and he would share his suggestions for local dishes ( the food was another highlight of visiting Turkey) especially in some of the small family run cafes we went to for lunch. Our driver “Ali” was also excellent, the tour covered 5200 Km plus, but it was effortless for us …the road system in Turkey is first class.
Our near new vehicle was spotlessly clean, having WiFi, air conditioning etc. The tour was very well arranged, i.e. between the time seeing sites and time back on the road, Obviously a lot of planning has gone in to make the balance just right, with a number of 2 day stops, and own time to explore all the sites we stopped at. Turkey is a fantastic destination, and through this tour and especially due to our tour leader Recep Aydin we experienced so much, I would highly recommend to all ….if you haven’t been to Turkey…and don’t want the hassles of arranging all the travel related arrangements ..then consider the On the Go-Turkey Discovered tour. It was amazing tour… and Turkey is a fantastic destination. Our special thanks to Recep…you made our Turkish experience so memorable.
This was our third trip with On-the-Go and our longest. Turkey is such a diverse country steeped in some amazing history and over our two weeks, we certainly covered a great deal of all there was to see! Istanbul, now one of my favourite cities was our starting point, then Gallipoli and its sombre yet beautiful features. On to Troy, dressing up as Romans was a lot of fun, then Kusadasi, fabulous Ephesus with its historic library building. On to Parmakkale hot springs to swim amongst the roman ruins (literally), Saklikent Gorge then Cappadocia (including ballooning over the valley, a must do!). We then headed on to Safronbolu with its Ottoman homes - another treasure that is not to be missed - walking around the town is a delight, meeting local people and merchants and trying local cuisine. We headed back to Istanbul to wander the Grand Bazaar, brimming with stories and memories of a truly wonderful country and people. Our guide Burhan, shy at first as I certainly would be, proved a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about the history and facts of Turkey. He handled the few problems that did occur with composure and assertiveness, ensuring that we all enjoyed our trip immensely. He is an asset to On the Go and I would highly recommend him as a tour guide.”