Tour of Cairo and Istanbul

from $769
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Everyday

seize a wonderfully unique opportunity to visit the major attractions of Cairo and Istanbul on this 8 day Tour to Egypt and Turkey. visit the world-famous Landmarks of the pharaohs and the once ottoman empire on a unique tour of Cairo and Istanbul. Visit the pyramids of Giza, the mighty Sphinx and the amazing Egyptian Museum then move to delightful Turkey touring the exciting City of Istanbul and Cappadocia soaking in the aromas, smiles, art, laughter and warm Turkish hospitality as you visit landmark sites such as the Blue Mosque. explore the best of the middle east with one of our best Egypt Turkey tours.

Included:

 

  • Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at the airport in Turkey
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports in Egypt
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodationin istanbul for 3 nights at the Dosso Dossi Old City Hotel including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation in Cairo for 4 nights at the Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa including bed and breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in Istanbul sharing Group
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in Cairo is Private
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Portage when needed
  • 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device.
  • All service charges and taxes
     
Excluded:
  • International airfare to Egypt & Turkey
  • Entry visa to Egypt & Turkey.
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Guides 
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Welcome to Cairo, For the First day of your Tour of Cairo and Istanbul, your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel via our exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. After which you will spend an Overnight at your Hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: Egypt Pyramids Tours

Start your 8 days of Cairo and Istanbul with a refreshing Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, after which you will meet your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, the famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Additional visit to the Solar Boat in front of Cheops Pyramid (extra ticket on spot). Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then proceed to the Saqqara area to visit Saqqara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Move on to Memphis; Old kingdom's capital and famous Necropolis. Back to your hotel spending an overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3: Cairo Sightseeing Tours


Proceeding your Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, ou will be escorted by your private tour guide to visit: Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen, alongside many other fascinating aritfacts with an additional visit to the mummies room at the museum available (extra ticket on spot). Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo, then you will move on to visit Salah El Din Citadel including Mohamed Alis Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel . Following the aforementioned visit, you will proceed to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. As we Continue driving through Islamic Cairo, you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Finally we end the day by transferring you back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Cairo.


Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4:Optional Tour to Alexandria

Following your breakfast at your hotel, you will have the option to spend the day at your own leisure in Cairo or join one of the most unpassable tour to the second capital of Egypt, Alexandria, visiting one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast, Qaitbay Citadel, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot where Alexandria's ancient lighthouse once stood, then move on to the new and much-acclaimed Alexandria Library. Also visit the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs. Finally, you will return you to your hotel in Cairo. for an overnight stay at your Cairo hotel finalizing the 4th day of your Tour of Cairo and Istanbul.


Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Fly to Turkey

Following your hotel breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for departure to Turkey. Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. After you Check in to your room feel free to explore the wonderful city of Istanbul retreating afterwards for an overnight stay marking the fifth day of your 8 day Cairo and Istanbul experience.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6:Full Day Istanbul City Tour

After your breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a full-day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized the heart of old Istanbul and enjoy your lunch. Our local guide takes us to Hagia Sophia. Built-in 537 AD as world's first large dome building it was the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church before its conversion in a Muslim Mosque. We have a look at its many unique decorations from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Then we enjoy a short walk to Blue Mosque. Built-in 17th century it owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles on its walls. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm the second. We then go to Grand Bazaar. Following the introduction by our guide at a recommended store, we will have some free time to browse its 1,200 spices and gold shops. Then we visit the amazing Topkapi Palace. Our guide gives a tour at the gardens halls where we view the staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final place of interest is Church of Sergius and Bacchus today known as “Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque”, later back to your hotel for an overnight stsy in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7: Morning Bosphorus Cruise - Spice Marke

After your breakfast at the hotel, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and a short drive brings us to the Eminonu Pier where we embark on a Bosphorus ferry for a 1,5 hours long breathtaking cruise along the Bosphorus strait which runs right through Istanbul city and also between Asia and Europe continents. Our expert local guide explains us about several Ottoman palaces ancient fortresses suspension continental bridges and wealthy shore villages with typical Ottoman architecture that we view along the shore. Then have a guided visit at the colourful Spice Market from the 17th century where we can smell and taste various kinds of herbs and Turkish delights. If time permits we have a short stop at an Istanbul leather wholesaler firm. later back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Istanbul concluding the seventh day of your Tour of Cairo and Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Istanbul - Fly Back Home

Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to Cairo airport for your departure back home.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation :
Price Per Person:
Dosso Dossi Old City Hotel
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa
MAY-SEPT.
$ 769 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1139 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT.-APRIL
$ 835 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1215 One Person Traveling Alone
  • Charitable Giving

We make a donation to the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation for each booking reserved.

  • 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 are valid until the 30th of April 2020 excluding Easter and Christmas Holidays.

 

  • Children Policy:

Up to 2 years: FREE

Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price

Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price

Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

 

  • Notes: 

Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents.If your tour package includes airfare then extra charges for your children may apply.

 

  • 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 for 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.

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