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Tour of Cairo and Istanbul

8 Days
Private Tour
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A wonderfully unique opportunity to visit the major attractions of Cairo and Istanbul on this 8 day Egypt and Turkey tour. Visiting the Ancient Pyramids and Sphinx, Old Cairo, Museum and Citadel of Saladin. Then an exploration of delightful Turkey touring Istanbul and Cappadocia. Visit the famous sites in Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque and more with a colourful trip to the Grand Bazaar. Moving on to Cappadocia to discover many ancient sites with Museums, underground Cities, Christian religious sites and more. A nice adventure with an Ancient twist.

  • Met and assisted at Cairo International Airport upon arrival by our Representative.
  • Transferred to Istanbul Airport on departure by our Representative 
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel, including all tours mentioned.
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo Hotel on buffet breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul Hotel on buffet breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Cappadocia Hotel including Breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo as mentioned (Private tours for you and your family).
  • Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul – Kayseri – Istanbul)
  • Tours to Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara
  • Tours to Giza Pyramids, The Sphinx and Valley Temple
  • Tours to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo
  • Tours to the Citadel of Saladin in Old Cairo
  • Tours to Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue in Coptic Cairo
  • Tours to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia,Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar -Istanbul
  • Tours to Open Air Museum, the Underground Cities, ‘Fairy Chimneys’t in Cappadocia.
  • Tours to Ihlara Canyon, Belisirma village,Peristrema. Rock Churches, Uchisar Castle - Cappadocia.
  • Lunch meals during tours in Cairo and Istanbul.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • Applicable taxes for all hotels included in the price.
  • Bottled water during the tours and during journeys by road.
  • Free loan of mobile phone in Egypt charged against 30 min local calls / 2 min. international calls.
  • International airfare to Egypt & Turkey
  • Entry visa to Egypt & Turkey.
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Guides 
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

You will be met at Cairo International Airport by Memphis Tours Representative, who will accompany you to your Hotel for check-in and a free welcome drink. There you will be introduced to your Tour Leader for the trip, who will explain what to expect on your Cairo and Istanbul visit, Your Tour Leader will be your point of contact throughout the whole trip, and will give you details of how to contact him at any time whilst in Egypt under the care of Memphis Tours. Throughout your holiday, in addition to the Tour Leader you will meet a variety of English-speaking Tour Guides, who have been chosen for their expertise on each of the areas you are visiting. After check-in you are free to spend the rest of the day / evening at your leisure. This would be a good time to do an optional excursion to the Sound & Light Show on the Giza Plateau, by the magnificent Pyramids.
Meals: Welcome Drink

Day 2: Egypt Pyramids Tours

After breakfast, your expert English speaking Tour Guide will collect you for a full day visiting the famous pyramids in the area. We begin with Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the first Pyramid built in Egypt and designed by Imhotep. It is at Saqqara that the first spells for the Pharaoh's afterlife were found. Whilst there, you will also see Teti's Pyramid and several ancient tombs. After Saqqara you will travel to Memphis, the ancient Capital of Egypt, to visit the colossal statue of Ramesses II and a Temple dedicated to Hathor which is still half-buried. From Memphis you drive to the famous Giza Plateau to visit the only remaining wonder from the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, that of the Great Pyramid of Khufu (called Cheops by the Ancient Greeks). Also on the plateau are the Pyramids of Khafre (Chephren) and the smaller one of Menkaure (Mykerinos). The plateau is as famous for the mysterious structure 'the Sphinx' as it is for the Pyramids, where you will visit the Valley Temple. Your visit to Giza will include enough time to do the optional visit to the solar boat, (tickets available through your Guide) which was the vessel used to carry the Pharaoh’s mummified corpse along the Nile, before being buried at the foot of the Pyramid for use in his afterlife. After Giza, you will be transferred back to your Hotel for a peaceful overnight stay in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Cairo Sightseeing Tours

Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel in Cairo before being accompanied by your private Tour Guide to the world-renowned Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo, built in neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum's vast collection of over 120,000 artifacts ranges from pre-dynastic era, through the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period of Egypt. Amongst the most famous items which you may see are the funerary treasures of the child King Tutankhamun, the colossal statues of the heretic king, Akhenaten, and the only surviving image of Khufu, creator of Egypt's Great Pyramid. Visiting the Museum is a great introduction to learning about the ancient Egyptian civilization, including their famous art of mummification. Then you will visit the Citadel of Saladin, named after the Kurdish Muslim who became the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and who was noted for his chivalry. The Citadel is overlooks the Muqattam Hills with panoramic views across Old Cairo and even the Pyramids on a clear day. It includes the Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was built in Turkish style and is very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey. Your tour then takes you to the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo, including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church. This basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon and became the centre of the Christian Church of Egypt. A visit also to the famous Jewish heritage in Cairo, including Ben Ezra Synagogue which has a Jewish heritage library containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule, together with descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects. Back to Hotel and overnight in Cairo.
*Please note - there is an additional charge to enter the Mummification Room at the Museum. Please speak to your Guide if you wish to visit.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Fly Cairo to Istanbul, Turkey

Breakfast at your Hotel in Cairo and then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport to fly to Istanbul, Turkey. Upon your arrival at Istanbul, your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you, and then escort you to your Hotel in Istanbul. There will be a Representative to inform you of your itinerary for the next 5 days in Istanbul Turkey. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Istanbul Sightseeing Tours, Turkey

After breakfast at your Hotel in Istanbul, you will be picked up to enjoy the Old Historical City of Istanbiul that spans both Europe and Asia. A tour to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia,Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome are all included. Free time in the Grand bazaar with it’s 3,500 shops to end the day and then back to your Hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Istanbul - Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for a flight to Cappadocia. After a 1 hour flight, you will arrive in Kayseri and meet your Tour Guide and transfer to your hotel. After check-in at the hotel,you will start a private tour of Cappadocia tour at around 12:00 midday visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Underground Cities, ‘Fairy Chimneys’ and much more. Back to your Hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Cappadocia Sightseeing - Fly Back to Istanbul

After breakfast at your hotel, you will begin your second day of tours in Cappadocia. Firstly, a visit to Zelve then taking a walk in to Ihlara Canyon Valley up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema. You will visit the Rock-cut Churches and witness the early Christian art and images from the Bible painted on their walls. Climb to the top of the Uchisar Castle for a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Afterward you will transfer to the airport for a flight to Istanbul. Check into your Hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Istanbul - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at your Hotel in Istanbul with free time at leisure and then transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for final departure and flight.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation Plan (A) [Price Per Person]:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Green Park Taxim Hotel Istanbul
Double $ 1425 $ 1595
Solo $ 2425 $ 2500
Accommodation Plan (B) [Price Per Person]:
  • Fairmont Nile City Hotel
  • Titanic Business Hotel Istanbul
Double $ 1590 $ 1650
Solo $ 2690 $ 2775
  • Prices - Per Person in Sterling Per Tour and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge. Current prices valid through April 30.2017 excluding Christmas Holidays.

  • Payment - Early Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces..Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50%. forming part of your final payment. Packages and vacations which include International flights will require the full flight cost and deposit (25% or 50%) due to the regulations of the Airlines who require full payment

  • Transportation - Transport for all tours included: domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road.Wi-Fi, Bottled water and ice box all included whilst travelling by road. All are new vehicles of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides - Are available to assist you with transfers to and from Airports, Hotels assisting at Airports with Visa, tickets, luggage. All tours of the sites in Egypt include constant guidance of a highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide.

  • Travelling with Children - Children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Memphis Tours offers packages to suit all ages with excellent combined multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea Resorts.

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Specially adapted Nile Cruise boat MS Amarco 1 has all amenities for wheelchairs and special assistance customers on the boat and disembarking for tours. Assistance from the Boat Crew and Tour Guides are always ready and available.For Wheelchair adapted tours and packages in Egypt (Please click here).

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