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.

For many New Zealanders, the shared ANZAC history is what first brings you to Turkey with the poignant memorials of Gallipoli and the annual commemoration day serving as a modern day pilgrimage for many. Delve deeper into what Turkey has to offer and you'll find a rich history and surprising diversity that is bound to keep you coming back for more.

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From the calcium terraces of Pamukkale to the underground villages of Cappadocia and the stunning coastline of the Aegean, Turkey has an incredible array of landscapes with the intoxicating city of Istanbul and ancient sites of Ephesus and Pergamum to boot.

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 2019 and 2020

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Aegean Explorer - 7 Days Istanbul, Turkey 02 Nov 2019 NZD $1,609 was $2,145 25% off Aegean Explorer - 7 Days Map
Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days Istanbul, Turkey 29 Feb 2020 NZD $1,796 was $2,395 25% off Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days Map
Turkey & Tutankhamun with Cruise - 16 days Istanbul, Turkey 02 Nov 2019 NZD $2,832 was $3,540 20% off Turkey & Tutankhamun with Cruise - 16 days Map
Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days Istanbul, Turkey 02 Nov 2019 NZD $2,396 was $2,995 20% off Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days Map
Turkey Discovered - 14 Days Istanbul, Turkey 09 Nov 2019 NZD $2,796 was $3,495 20% off Turkey Discovered - 14 Days Map

Turkey Group Tours

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Aegean Explorer

7 Days | FROM NZD $1,745

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

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Istanbul to the Med

7 days | FROM NZD $2,095

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

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Turkey Unplugged

10 Days | FROM NZD $2,095

Explore stunning Istanbul with its bazaars and mosques and wander...

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Christmas Turkey

12 days | FROM NZD $3,295

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

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Turkey Discovered

14 Days | FROM NZD $3,495

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

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Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days | FROM NZD $2,995

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

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Istanbul to Athens

14 days | FROM NZD $6,095

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

Turkey ANZAC Day 2020 Tours

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Anzac Express 2020

4 days | FROM NZD $995

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli. Starts: 23rd April. Straight to the point...

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Anzac Digger 2020

6 days | FROM NZD $1,395

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2020. Starts: 21st April. In just 6 days...

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Anzac Discovered 2020

9 days | FROM NZD $2,345

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2020. Starts: 18th April. Kicking off in Istanbul,...

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Anzac & Turkey Explorer 2020

11 days | FROM NZD $2,645

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2020. Starts: 16th April. Check out amazing Turkey...

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Giza & Gallipoli

15 days | FROM NZD $4,145

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2020. Starts: 13th April. Our Giza and...

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Anzac 2020 & Ancient Egypt

16 days | FROM NZD $4,295

ANZAC Day Gallipoli 2020. Starts: 21st April. Kicking off in Istanbul,...

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Egypt & Anzac Explorer

17 days | FROM NZD $3,895

ANZAC Day Tours, Gallipoli 2020. Starts: 10th April. Our Egypt & Anzac...

Turkey Overland Adventures

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Azerbaijan to Istanbul

30 Days | FROM NZD $5,415

Travel from the Azerbaijani capital of Baku to the Turkish city of...

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Istanbul To Azerbaijan

30 Days | FROM NZD $5,415

Explore the highlights of Turkey and the Caucasus on this 30-day...

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Turkey To Tashkent

48 Days | FROM NZD $9,240

Follow the ancient Silk Road trading route from Istanbul to Tashkent...

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Tashkent to Turkey

48 Days | FROM NZD $9,240

Journey along the famous Silk Road on this 48-day overland adventure...

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Central Asia Discovery Westbound

63 Days | FROM NZD $11,290

Get off the beaten track in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Turkey on...

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Central Asia Discovery

63 Days | FROM NZD $11,290

Immerse yourself in the heart of Central Asia on this 63 day overland...

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Silk Road Encompassed

89 Days | FROM NZD $15,400

Journey from Istanbul to Xi'an across the heart of Central Asia on...

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Silk Road Encompassed Westbound

89 Days | FROM NZD $15,400

Starting in the fascinating Chinese city of Xi’an, this 89-day group...

More Turkey Tours

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Turkey Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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.

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We'll 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.

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Turkey Sailing Holidays

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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.

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You'll be sailing on a traditional gulet. Turkey’s proximity to Greece also makes it the perfect starting point for languid cruises around the stunning Dodecanese islands.

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Turkey Private Tours

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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.

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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.

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Turkey Short Stays

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Sample the exotic meeting of Europe and Asia in the city of Istanbul with our range of short stays in Turkey.

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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.

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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.

We'll 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 Day Tours and Excursions

Tour the natural delights of Pamukkale and Cappadocia, see the city sights in Istanbul or visit Roman ruins from Turkey's popular coastal resorts of Izmir, Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris and Kusadasi with our range of fun day tours and activities.

Small Group Day Trip to Pamukkale

10 hours
FROM AUD $107.50

Marvel at the natural wonder of Pamukkale and explore the ancient city of Hierapolis on a walking...

Small-Group: Istanbul in One Day

8 hours
FROM AUD $146.88

Spend a day exploring Istanbul and visiting its six most famous attractions on this small group...

Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip

8 hours
FROM AUD $138.72

Explore the ancient ruined city of Ephesus, visit St John’s Basilica on Ayasuluk Hill and stop in...

Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast

3 hours 30 minutes
FROM AUD $327.99

Start your morning with a champagne breakfast and an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the...

Dalyan Cruise from Marmaris and Mud Bath

10 hours
FROM AUD $36.44

Embark on a full day cruise around Marmaris Bay and along the Dalyan River, with stops on Iztuzu...

Istanbul Food Evening Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

3 hours
FROM AUD $154.88

Spend an evening discovering the flavours of Turkish cuisine on a gastronomic tour of Istanbul,...

ATV Tour of Goreme and Surrounding Valleys

2 hours
FROM AUD $81.60

Explore the otherworldly landscape of Goreme Valley and surrounding valleys on four wheels, on a...

Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul

1 hour 30 minutes
FROM AUD $43.74

Witness Turkey’s famous whirling dervishes at a performance of the centuries-old Mevleviye...

Recent Travel Articles on Turkey


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Top Five Ancient Sites in Turkey

April 2, 2019 • Hannah Lane

Whilst Greece often steals the limelight as the home of historic sites and ruins, it’s...

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Top 10 Sunrise Spots Around the World

March 14, 2019 • Hannah Lane

Whether you’re an early riser or not, nothing beats starting your day with a view of the...

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A Quick Guide to Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

February 19, 2019 • Caroline Shaw

Set in the heart of Turkey, Cappadocia is a rocky wonderland that never fails to enchant. Known for...

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.

Highlights of our Turkey tours

Turkey is home to an incredible array of architectural wonders, from Roman ruins to grand Ottoman palaces, and it also boasts a healthy dose of gorgeous coastline and natural wonders. You'll find many of them included on our group tours and here's a taster:

Istanbul

The stunning Blue Mosque at sunset in Istanbul, Turkey

Start your adventure in the magical city of Istanbul with a guided tour of the famous Blue Mosque, the grand Hagia Sofia and the stunning Topkapi Palace with time to explore the Grand Bazaar.

Cappadocia

Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey

Explore the bizarre rock formations, underground cities and fairytale-like chimneys of World Heritage-listed Cappadocia, and opt to spend sunrise in a hot-air balloon for the best views.

Pamukkale

Marvel at the limestone pools of Pamukkale, created by mineral-rich thermal springs and perfect for a paddle in the shimmering sunlight, with nearby thermal baths and Roman ruins to enjoy.

Ephesus

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Discover the renowned Roman ruins of Ephesus - the best preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, with a knowledgeable guide who will bring the history of ancient Turkey to life.

Konya

Whirling dervishes | Konya | Turkey

Delve into the mysticism of Konya with a visit to the monastery of the Mevlana whirling dervishes for a unique insight into the Sufi community and its rich cultural heritage.

Kusadasi

The travertine pools of Pamukkale filled with mineral-rich thermal waters

Spend a night at the sunny coastal resort of Kusadasi, one of Turkey's most popular beach destinations, with a visit to the ancient amphitheatre of Pergamum on the drive there.

Booking your Turkey tour from New Zealand

To book your tour to Turkey, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Turkey with us:

Infinity North - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
City of Sultans - 4 days

Infinity North - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
Silk Road Encompassed - 89 Days

Sylvia Park Flight Centre

Shop 1, 286 Mount Wellington Highway, Mount Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9580 2140
Istanbul to the Med - 7 days

Queensgate B Flight Centre

Shop 138, Westfield Queensgate, 49 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4586 1273
Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days