Group & Escorted Tours Turkey

When people talk about visiting Turkey, in all probability they are talking about the beach resorts and a ‘fly and flop’ holiday. Now Turkey is perfect for this type of holiday but there is so much more to discover in the country. Turkey bridges Europe with Asia and is often described as the place where ‘east meets west'. It shares its borders with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Each country influences Turkey’s culture in its own way, so that each corner of the country feels completely different to the others, making Turkey a great country to explore.

For most travellers coming to explore Turkey, Istanbul is the first point of call. Formerly called Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city in the world to straddle two continents. It is really worth sending time in the city which is a wonderful western and eastern influence.  Istanbul is packed with history and some of the places that you must see include the impressive Blue Mosque, the opulent Topkapi Palace, the historic hub of Sultanahmet Square, and the great Hagia Sophia.

Another of the ‘must sees’ when travelling in Turkey is Cappadocia. This semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere. Other notables sites include Bronze Age homes carved into the valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians.

Group Tours Turkey

Small Group Escorted Tours and Tailormade Holidays

Explore Turkey on our 15 day day escorted small group tour. Discover Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Izmir, Ephesus, Pergamon and Troy.

Join our Wellness in Turkey Tour. An trip focused on wellness by providing healthy food experiences, peaceful spots and rejuvenating activities while seeing the best of Turkey.

Bespoke Tours Turkey

Our Local Travel Experts in Turkey

Our Local Tour team in Turkey

Our Local Partner in Turkey is a specialist travel expert and is there to assist you with experiential, local, sustainable and responsible travel solutions all around Turkey.

Their mission is to individually design, meticulously plan and smoothly deliver amazing travel experiences for their distinguished guests. They keep the global standards for security and safety, and use their our local expertise developed over the last 15 years to keep amazing travellers to Turkey.

Small Group Tours Turkey

When is the best time to visit Turkey? When looking at the best time to visit Turkey, it will all depend upon what you want to do and see. Travelling in Turkey during April, May, September and October you will find it is pleasantly warm, with temperatures of 20°C to 30°C. These months are a great time to visit if you are wanting to explore Turkey’s vast array of ancient sites.

If you just want to ‘fly and flop’ at one of Turkeys beautiful beaches or resorts, then the summer months are perfect. During June to September, it can get very hot with temperatures reaching the mid-thirties on the south coast. This may be perfect for lounging by the resort pool or take a swim in the crystal-clear seas, however visiting sites and travelling distances by road can be quite uncomfortable.

Thankfully for the more intrepid traveller, the weather starts to cool down once it gets to November. The cool winter months are usually November through to March. At this time of year, you will find that lots of the hotels in coastal areas are closed.

However, despite the cool temperatures, these winter months can be the best time to explore the many historical sites. They are a nowhere near as busy as the summer months and in the extremely popular Cappadocia, the temperature can drop below 0°C. Don’t let that put you off though as this stunning scenery covered with a blanket of snow really is a sight to behold.

Turkey Group Tour Packages

Turkey has always been a hotbed of entrepreneurship as witnessed by the explosion of tourism in the country in the past decades. This entrepreneurship has now turned its attention to responsible travel and tourism with all things organic, natural, vegetarian, healthy, and environmentally sound being incorporated into the way that the travel industry in Turkey does business.

Turkey offers countless choices waiting to be discovered in every region by those interested in sustainable tourism activities. The active traveller is spoilt for choice with hiking, cycling, hiking, paragliding, and rafting in majestic mountains and sparkling lakes all possible. There are caves and national parks, as well as Blue Flag-awarded beaches and crystal clean seas, all rich with biodiversity and high endemism. .

The local business and guides know the importance of preserving their culture, natural environment and how tourism can be used in a positive way to affect change. At Our Local Tour we are delighted to be able to help with this ongoing project.