Egypt and Turkey Experience

from $2509
Duration:
16 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Saturday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday

An incredible 16-day tour Egypt and Turkey covering the Ancient Pharaonic sites of Egypt, along with 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.

Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at Turkey airport
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking representative at Egypt airport
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Istanbul based on bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 night in Cappadocia  based on half board
  • Accommodation for 2 night in Kusadasi based on half board
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo based on bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 05 star Superior Nile Cruise based on full board
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo is Private Tours
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group.
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in Turkey is Sharing Group
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • Domestic flights Istanbul- Cappadocia / Cappadocia - Izmir /  Izmir - Istanbul
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Bottled water during the trip to Egypt. 
  • 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 in Egypt
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt & Turkey
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping for boat crews and Guides
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt, your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by 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. spending an Overnight in Cairo.

welcome drink

Day 2: Pyramids & Cairo Sightseeing tour

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx, and Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor - Nile Cruise Tour

Check out from hotel in the morning then transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight to Luxor where you will be met and assisted, then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to board your Egypt Nile cruise to check-in. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board the Nile cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

After breakfast on your Nile cruise, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC. Head to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail to Edfu enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

After breakfast on Nile Cruise, visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo to see the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Have your lunch on board. Continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner and overnight onboard your Nile Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After breakfast on Nile cruise, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the Unfinished Obelisk, proceeding to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Dinner and overnight onboard your magnificent Nile Cruise.


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. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8:Cairo / Fly to Istanbul

Breakfast, transfer 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. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Istanbul City Tou

After breakfast, we will start our full day of the city with the Hagia Sophia. Originally built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century, and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans in the 15th century. The Blue Mosque, another of the world's most important religious buildings, unique for its 6 minarets and it's celestial interior decorated with the famous blue Iznik tiles. The Hippodrome, scene of chariot races. The Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultan's from the 15th to the 19th century. With its impressive treasury, exquisite harem, attractive courtyards and pavilions housing huge collections of antiquities, last stop at the Grand Bazaar. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay. Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Day 10: Bosphorus Day Tour

After breakfast. We begin in the Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colourful and bustling attractions. Next, we take an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. In the afternoon, by driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge and head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which affords panoramic views of Istanbul, the Sea of Marmara and the Prince’s Islands. From here a short brings us to the Beylerbeyi Palace on the shore of the Bosphorus. Perhaps the most elegant of the late Ottoman palaces, Beylerbeyi boasts six sumptuously furnished reception halls. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Day 11: Istanbul - flight to Cappadocia

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Arrival for an overnight stay. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast ,lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Cappadocia Red Tour

After Breakfast, full-day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Open Air Museum in Goreme and the natural fortress in Uchisar. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx and potteries. The last sites will be Pasabag valley and Avanos. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Cappadocia / Flight to Izmir

You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see: Kizilcukr: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you. Cavusin: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away, The Underground City: One of largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public Pigeon House: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations. End of the tour transfer to airport for flight to İzmir.Overnight in Kuşadası.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 14: Pamukkale / Hierapolis / Kusadasi

After breakfast, 08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 19:00. Overnight in Kusadasi. Drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Kusadasi / Istanbul

Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theatre and temples. Then, we continue to Virgin Mary’s House and the Basilica of St. John. In the afternoon, experience and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasing the unique leather products manufactured in Turkey. Transfer to the airport of Izmir for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.


Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Day 16: Istanbul- Fly Back Home

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul International Airport for final departure.


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation :
Price Per Person:
Celal Sultan Hotel
Efe Boutique Hotel
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa
Le Passage Hotel and Casino
Mithra Cave Hotel
Movenpick M/S Royal Lily Nile Cruise
MAY-SEPT.
$ 2509 Per Person in Double Room
$ 3219 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT.-APRIL
$ 2635 Per Person in Double Room
$ 3509 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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