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Tours of Turkey

Our verdict:

From Istanbul, one of the world’s most fascinating cities at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, to countless historic sites, the beguiling landscape of Cappadoccia and miles of glorious turquoise sea, Turkey is somewhere that never loses its appeal. See it for yourself on one of these adventure tours.

Recommended tour operator: On the Go Tours

On the Go Tours says

Turkey is one of our most popular destinations amongst solo travellers – our small group tours take you off the beaten track to the heart of some of Turkey’s most fascinating and beautiful places, from vibrant Istanbul to the Roman sites of Pergamum and Ephesus.

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On our Turkey Unplugged tour, we’ll take you on a circular route from Istanbul, taking in the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli, the ancient ruins of Troy and Pergamum, the Aegean coast, Ephesus, Pamukkale’s thermal pools, Cappadoccia and the Byzantine churches of the Göreme Valley.

If time is short, our one-week Aegean Explorer follows a similar route (minus Cappadoccia) with flights rather than overland travel between Pamukkale and Istanbul.

Istanbul, Ephesus, Pergamum and Pamukkale are included in the week-long Istanbul to the Med tour but so too is some down time on the Aegean coast – with the option to extend your stay on the beach.

If you really want to get under the skin of Turkey and experience more of its cultural and scenic gems, join our two-week Turkey Discovered trip – it includes mud baths on Turtle Beach, swimming in the Blue Lagoon, walking through the Saklikent Gorge, the Silk Road, whirling dervishes and a night in an Ottoman mansion house.

Immerse yourself not only in Turkey’s cultural highlights but also Egypt’s classic sites on our 16-day Turkey and Tutankhamun tour.

Accommodation throughout our group tours in Turkey is in good quality hotels (four and five star rated in Turkey) and transport is overland in air-conditioned vehicles, with a knowledgeable guide on hand throughout.

While travelling on our tours, you’ll be in the company of like-minded travellers. The majority of our guests are aged between 50 to 65 but there is no age limit and our tours attract a diverse mix of people, with a maximum group size of 28 and an average of 18. Our prices are based on a twin-share basis however on tours with no compulsory single supplement, we will try to pair you up with a fellow traveller of the same gender. If we are unable to, you will get the room to yourself at no extra cost.

Find out more about our tours in Turkey and travelling solo with On The Go Tours, and the company review.

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