Luxury Tour of Egypt and Turkey
Visit Turkey’s top sights — Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia then on to Cairo to see the best of Egypt with 5-day cruise along the Nile.
All in 14 Days
DAY 1 – ISTANBUL: Friday – Weekly – Year Round
We meet your flight and escort you to your hotel. Private transfers at all times.
DAY 2 – ISTANBUL: A Very Full Day – Saturday – Private Touring (BL)
Let us show you the city: the Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, then the Underground Cistern. Walk thru the columns of this grand water reservoir and Topkapi Palace. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.
DAY 3 – IZMIR- KUSADSI: Sunday- Private Touring (BD)
We fly to Izmir (air fare is always included, in economy class, tax included) and after touring the local bazaar and the fortress built by Alexander the Great, we head for Kusadasi and your hotel where dinner awaits you.
DAY 4 – EPHESUS – PAMUKKALE: Monday – Private Touring (BD)
We drive to Selçuk to visit the extensive ruins of Roman Ephesus including the Terraced Houses and the House of the Virgin Mary. After lunch we continue to Pamukkale for a tour of the ancient Roman spa of Hierapolis and its warm calcium-rich mineral baths.
DAY 5 – KONYA: Tuesday – Private Touring (BD)
Passing through Turkey’s fertile Lake District, we drive to Konya, capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum and home of the Whirling Dervishes. We visit the Mevlana Museum, where the founder of the dervish order is buried.
DAY 6 – CAPPADOCIA: Wednesday – Private Touring (BD)
Enjoy your breakfast before continuing on to Cappadocia, stopping at the Sultanhan Caravanserai on the way. We descend into a labyrinthine Underground City at Kaymakli, then tour the rockhewn cave churches and monasteries of the Göreme Valley and the rockhewn natural citadel of Uçhisar.
DAY 7 – Cappadocia / ISTANBUL / Cairo: Thursday (B)
Enjoy breakfast before heading to the airport for our flight to Istanbul where you will connect with your flight to Cairo.
Air fare is included in our rate. Economy class Cappadocia /Istanbul Cairo.
Our Egypt-based local rep. greets you in bustling Cairo airport and assist you to your hotel. VIP meet and greet service included Egyptian visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport, no photos required, (valid only for a limited number of nationalities such as: American, EU, Canadian, Australian, NZ, S. Korean, Singaporean and Japanese citizens. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival). After exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private vehicle) to the hotel.
DAY 8 – CAIRO: Friday – Private Touring (BL)
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum, including the “Mummies Room” and King Tut Gold Treasures Hall, followed by a tour of the Citadel of Saladin, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, made of alabaster, then on to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple. Lunch is included at the Mena House.
DAY 9 – LUXOR – BOARD your NILE CRUISE: Saturday (BLD)
Very Early morning flight to Luxor. Transfer is always on a private basis. From the airport we proceed to tour the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings, including Tut-Ankh-Amon’s tomb, and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut. We stop at the Colossi of Memnon on the way back to our cruise.
Check in on your Nile cruiser at noon. After lunch, we visit the great temples of Luxor and Karnak, then return to our Nile cruiser in time for afternoon tea.
DAY 10 – Full day Cruising – On Board Your Nile Cruise: Sunday (BLD)
We cruise to Esna and pass through the Esna locks to Edfu, where we Dock for the night.
DAY 11 – EDFU – KOM OMBO – On Board Your Nile Cruise: Monday (BLD)
In Edfu, we board horse-drawn carriages for the ride to the Temple of Horus. Returning to our ship, we set sail for Kom Ombo. In the evening, there’s a jolly Galabiya party aboard.
DAY 12 – KOM OMBO – ASWAN – On Board Your Nile Cruise: Tuesday (BLD)
We explore the twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek at Kom Ombo, then sail south to Aswan. After lunch we board a graceful felucca and cruise among the islands, returning to our ship in time for tea.
DAY 13 – ASWAN ABU Simbel CAIRO: Wednesday (BD)
After breakfast we check out, visit the awesome Aswan dams, and next an ancient granite quarry complete with an unfinished obelisk, then board a motor launch to visit the Temples of Philae, returning to Aswan by late morning. Transfer is included (private car/driver) back to Aswan airport.
A short flight to Abu Simbel. in Abu Simbel we’ll marvel at the temples dedicated to Ramses the Great and Queen Nefertari, saved from rising waters of the Nile when the High Dam was built, fly back to Aswan and connect with our returning flight to Cairo. Domestic air fare is included Aswan Abu Simbel Aswan as well as back to Cairo, in Cairo, we meet you at the airport & escort you back to your hotel where dinner awaits you.
DAY 14 – CAIRO: Thursday- Departure (B)
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your homeward flight. Bon Voyage! Itinerary is subject to change without notice. Bon Voyage.
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YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:
- Air fare Istanbul Cairo in economy class with tax included.
- Domestic airfare within Turkey and Egypt (economy class) with tax included.
- Nile Cruise in Egypt including all meals & shore executions.
- All transfers and porters within Turkey and Egypt.
- Guided sightseeing (including admissions fees) as described in the itinerary
- Meals as shown: (cB = continental breakfast; L = set-menu lunch; D = set-menu dinner)
- Hotel & Nile Cruise accommodations, including hotel tax and service charges
- VIP meet and greet service is included upon arrival at Cairo Airport.
- Egyptian visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport, no photos required, (valid only for a limited number of nationalities such as: American, EU, Canadian, Australian, NZ, S. Korean, Singaporean and Japanese citizens. Passports must be valid for at least 6 month upon arrival). After exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private vehicle) to the hotel.
Rate doesn’t include:
- International air fare.
- Visa Fee: (procure yours online in advance of travel at www.evisa.gov.tr/en/)
- Trip/travel insurance