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Egypt and Turkey Experience

14 Days
Private Tour
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An incredible 14-day tour Egypt and Turkey covering the Ancient Pharaonic sites of Egypt, along with the medieval, Byzantine and Ottoman history of Turkey. A full exploration for all history buffs and sightseeing enthusiasts starting at the Pyramids and Great Sphinx in Cairo, to a delightful and informative Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Heading to Turkey to discovery Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus. Starting with sites such as the Incredible Blue Mosque and more in Istanbul, then travelling to Cappadocia with open air Museums and underground Cities, and Izmir with it’s fascinating sights of Ephesus and more.
  • Meet and  greet service upon arrival and departure in Egypt Turkey with a Representative
  • All transfers to/from Airports and Hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast. 
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 5 Star Superior Nile Cruise on full board basis.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Cappadocia including Breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Izmir including Breakfast
  • Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul – Kayseri – Izmir - Istanbul)
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Istanbul (Private Guided Tours) 
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Nile Cruise group
  • Tours to Step Pyramid at Saqqara in Giza
  • Tours to the Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple
  • Tours to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • Tours to Hanging Church and Abu Sirga Church at Coptic Cairo
  • Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Tour to the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Philae in Aswan
  • All Tours in Istanbul, Turkey as mentioned above
  • 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, Uchisar Castle - Cappadocia.
  • Tours to Artemis Temple, Ephesus,Handicrafts Centre, House of the Virgin Mary - Izmir
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary in Egypt and Turkey
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Portage when needed. 
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • Free loan of mobile phone during your stay in Egypt charged against 30 min local calls / 2 min. international calls.
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt & Turkey
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping for boat crews and Guides
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Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

Welcome to Egypt. You will be met and assisted on arrival at Cairo International Airport by our Memphis Tours Representative, then transferred by air conditioned vehicle to your Hotel for check in and a welcome drink. He will explain what to expect on your 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. *There is an optional Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.
welcome drink

Day 2: Giza Pyramids and Sakkara

Your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide will pick you up from the Hotel in Cairo and transfer you 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. After Memphis, you will be transferred to Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara, which is the first pyramid built in Egypt and was designed by Imhotep. It is at Saqqara where the first spells for the Pharaoh's afterlife were found. Whilst there, you will also see Teti's pyramid and several ancient tombs. Finally on to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s signature attractions to visit the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Middle pyramids of Khephren, the smallest Pyramid of Mykerinos and the mysterious Sphinx, (the Father of Terror for the ancient Pharaohs). The tour includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great Sphinx. The plateau is as famous for the mysterious structure 'the Sphinx' as it is for the pyramids, where you will visit the Valley Temple.
Please note* There is an optional tour to the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids at night. Overnight at the Hotel in Cairo.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor Nile Cruise

Check out from your Hotel in the morning then transfer to Cairo International Airport for a flight to Luxor where you will be met and assisted, Then you will be transferred to embark your Nile River Cruise ship in Luxor, where we will enjoy the next 4 days / 3 nights deluxe Nile cruise holiday between Luxor and Aswan. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to Luxor East bank starting with the impressive Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor Temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun. Evening at leisure or an optional tour of the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple, or free time to explore traditional Luxor City. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

After breakfast on your Nile cruise your Tour Guide will escort you the the famous West Bank of Luxor to take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, known as the Valley of the Kings. the magnificent tombs of the Ancients were discovered (including the boy King Tutankhamun). These tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs.(The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit ). Continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. and then visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), After lunch, you will sail to Edfu passing through the large Lock at Esna. enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea and dinner on board. Overnight on board Nile Cruise. Overnight at Edfu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

After breakfast will be accompanied by your English speaking Guide to visit Edfu temple, known as the Temple of the Falcon headed God Horus and one of the best preserved temples of Ancient Egypt. After this, sailing on to Kom Ombo Temple and home of the Crocodile-headed God of fertility Sobek, creator of the world, and Horus. Lunch and afternoon tea onboard your cruise whilst sailing on to Aswan under the large and interesting Aswan bridge, the gateway to Nubian Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Breakfast on your Nile Cruise in Aswan then taken in an exciting tour to the world famous Aswan High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Then you will be taken by motorboat to the Island of Egilka visit the majestic Philae Temple, originally of Nubian culture.that was dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Continue to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and Temples. The quarries still hold the famous Unfinished Obelisk. Return to the Nile Cruise boat in Aswan free time at leisure and overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Fly Aswan to Cairo

Disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, then transfer to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairo where you will be met and assisted at the Airport then taken to your hotel. Full free day at leisure in Cairo with optional tours available upon request. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Cairo Sightseeing Tours

After breakfast, Proceed with your Guide to visit the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to see the treasures of Tutankhamun, among many other fascinating pharaonic artifacts. Built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess, with option visit to the Mummification Room at the Egyptian Museum to learn about the Great Egyptian civilization and art of mummification in ancient Egypt.Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. Then trip to see the Hanging Church and Abu Sirga Church at Coptic Cairo, a basilica church named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. The church became the centre of the Christian Church of Egypt. Then back to the Hotel for overnight stay in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Fly Cairo to Istanbul - Hello 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 10: Istanbul Old City Tour

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 11: 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 12: Cappadocia Tour - Izmir

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 Izmir. Check into your Hotel and stay overnight in Izmir.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Ephesus Tour - Back to Istanbul

After breakfast, depart for visit a fascinating tour of Artemis Temple, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, an important centre of early Christianity and the site of many impressive ruins. Lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts centre where you will see a demonstration of traditional carpet weaving techniques and enjoy looking at some of the beautiful carpets. After lunch you will visit House of the Virgin Mary, located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. Mary came to Ephesus with St. John after the death of Jesus Christ and lived there until her death. Drive to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul at 18.30pm. After a 1 hour flight, arrival in Istanbul at 19.30pm for a transfer to the Hotel for overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Istanbul - Fly Back Home

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for final departure and flight
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation Plan (A) [Price Per Person]:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • MS Nile Goddess Nile Cruise
  • Green Park Taxim Hotel Istanbul
Double $ 2590 $ 2795
Solo $ 4250 $ 4650
Accommodation Plan (B) [Price Per Person]:
  • Fairmont Nile City Hotel
  • Sonesta St George Nile Cruise
  • Titanic Business Hotel Istanbu
Double $ 2750 $ 2950
Solo $ 4620 $ 4950
  • 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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