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Discover Egypt & Turkey: Cairo to Nile and Istanbul

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Duration

14 Days / 13 Nights

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Tour type

Private Tour | Run every day

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Activity

Adventure, Cultural & Historical, Family

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Languages

English

Overview

Discover Egypt & Turkey is one of the highly recommended tour packages for those, who would like to find out the mysteries of the ancient Egyptian civilization and see the treasures of Turkey in one package. We assure you a high standard of services while enjoying your daily guided tours in both countries, Egypt and Turkey!

We begin our tour to Egypt and Turkey in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, where our dear guests, coming from all over the world to visit Egypt, will have the chance to visit the Giza Plateau, including the Great Pyramids of Giza “the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus” along with the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. They will also visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, located at the well-known Tahrir Square, in addition to enjoying a walking tour to the tourist bazaar of Khan El Khalili.

The second part of this tour to Egypt and Turkey will be in the countryside of Egypt, as we arranged well-designed daily guided tours to the impressive temples, stunning obelisks and wonderful green fields. The tour in Upper Egypt starts in Luxor to visit the funerary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, the Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temples Complex and the impressive Temple of Luxor.

From Luxor to the flourished city of Aswan, where we provide our guests with private Air-conditioned vehicles to visit the High Dam, Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk and enjoy a felucca tour in Aswan around the Elephantine Island. We will also have a great chance to explore the two temples of the well-known king, Ramses II, at Abu Simbel, while staying in Aswan and before getting back to Cairo.

After we finish this lovely tour in Egypt, we will take a morning flight to Cairo to Istanbul, in order to explore the beaten tracks of Turkey as no one ever did! If you look for a unique tour to go on, a new experience to get or a lovely country to visit, you’ll find yourself trying to book this awesome trip to Turkey.

In Turkey, we are going to explore the stunning attractions of Istanbul, the attractive tourist sites in Kusadasi to Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya & Cappadocia. This is besides visiting the well-known site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy and more other attractive sites in this huge country.

Don’t miss the chance and book this group tour to Egypt and Turkey, so you can enjoy visiting all these sites and more while you are discovering the ancient Egyptian monuments and enjoying the awesome Turkish style!

Highlights

  • Visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaars.
  • Explore the highlights of Luxor including Hatshepsut Temple, the Karnak & Luxor Temples.
  • Guided Tour to the High Dam, Temple of Philae, the Unfinished obelisk & felucca.
  • Private tour to the awesome temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, south of Aswan city.
  • Enjoy a guided City Tour in Istanbul and explore the highlights of the city.
  • Have guided tours to Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Kusadasi to Ephesus, Pamukkale & Cappadocia.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival to Cairo International Airport & Overnight
Day 01: Arrival to Cairo International Airport & Overnight

On arrival to Cairo International Airport, you’ll be met by our representative, who will help you in all formalities and transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Cairo. Check-in your room in few minutes!

No meals are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 02: Tour to Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Day 02: Tour to Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Check out after breakfast. We will then move to visit Giza Pyramids. Later on, we will visit the Egyptian Museum, followed by Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Finally, we will transfer you to Giza train station to catch your sleeping train to Luxor.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board the train

Day 03: Full Day Tour in Luxor & Overnight
Day 03: Full Day Tour in Luxor & Overnight

Breakfast on board your train. Upon arrival, we will proceed to visit Temple of Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank. After that we will move to the East bank to visit the Karnak Temples Complex & the impressive Temple of Luxor.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Luxor

Day 04: Luxor to Aswan Tour & Overnight
Day 04: Luxor to Aswan Tour & Overnight

Check out after breakfast. Today, we will drive towards the magical city of Aswan for about three hours. Upon arrival, we will visit the High Dam, Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk. Then we will sail around Elephantine Island by a felucca boat.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Aswan

Day 05: Private Tour to Abu Simbel & Train to Cairo
Day 05: Private Tour to Abu Simbel & Train to Cairo

Early check out from your hotel in Aswan. After that, you’ll be met by our tour guide, who will join you in such a fantastic tour to Abu Simbel Temples. After the tour, we will transfer you to Aswan train station to catch your sleeping train to Cairo.

Breakfast & Dinner are included
Overnight on board the train

Day 06: Arrival to Cairo, OPTIONAL Tour to Sakkara & Memphis
Day 06: Arrival to Cairo, OPTIONAL Tour to Sakkara & Memphis

Breakfast will be served on board the train. Upon arrival to Giza train station, you’ll be met by our representative, who will transfer you to your hotel in Cairo. We can offer you an "Optional" tour to the impressive sites of Sakkara & Memphis.

Breakfast is included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 07: FREE at leisure in Cairo, OPTIONAL Tour to Alexandria by A-C van
Day 07: FREE at leisure in Cairo, OPTIONAL Tour to Alexandria by A-C van

Today is FREE day at leisure or we can offer you an "Optional" Tour to Alexandria, where you will be able to see the unique collection of our Greek & Roman treasures, including the Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, the Roman Theater & the Library of Alexandria.

Breakfast is included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 08: Flight to Istanbul Ataturk Airport & Istanbul City Tour
Day 08: Flight to Istanbul Ataturk Airport & Istanbul City Tour

Morning flight from Cairo to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk airport, you’ll be met by our local representative, who will help you in all formalities. You will then enjoy a city tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Hippodrome & the Grand Covered Bazaar.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Istanbul

Day 09: Istanbul & Gallipoli Tour
Day 09: Istanbul & Gallipoli Tour

Today we will drive towards Gallipoli to visit the battle fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Canakkale

Day 10: Tour to Troy & Pergamon
Day 10: Tour to Troy & Pergamon

Check out after breakfast. We will then drive for to Troy, where we will enjoy our day visiting the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. Afterwards, we will drive to Kusadasi to check-in our hotel.

Packed Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 11: Kusadasi to Ephesus & Pamukkale
Day 11: Kusadasi to Ephesus & Pamukkale

Today we will leave to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world. En-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre. We will enjoy our lunch meal before driving to Pamukkale.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 12: Pamukkale to Konya & Cappadocia
Day 12: Pamukkale to Konya & Cappadocia

We will have the chance to visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale "cotton castle" & the ruins of Hierapolis. At around 10:30 AM, we will drive towards Konya to visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, then we will drive towards Cappadocia.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 13: Cappadocia Tour & Goreme Open-Air Museum
Day 13: Cappadocia Tour & Goreme Open-Air Museum

After breakfast we will leave for a guided tour to Goreme Open-Air Museum, Cavusin and then visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. The next stop is Devrent Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 14: Flight to Istanbul & Departure
Day 14: Flight to Istanbul & Departure

Check out from your hotel in Cappadocia. Later on, you’ll be met by our representative, who will transfer you to the airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Istanbul and then catch your international flight to back home after this interesting tour.

Buffet Breakfast is included
Farewell Day

Included

  • check-1 Meet and assist by our English-speaking representatives upon arrival and departure.
  • check-1 03 night’s accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Cairo, based on (Bed & Breakfast) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night's accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Luxor, based on (Bed & Breakfast) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night's accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Aswan, based on (Bed & Breakfast) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night’s accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Istanbul, based on (Half Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night’s accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Canakkale, based on (Half Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night’s accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Kusadasi, based on (Half Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night’s accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Pamukkale, based on (Half Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 02 nights’ accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Cappadocia, based on (Half Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 Local English-speaking tour guides in all the indicated historical sites in the program itinerary.
  • check-1 Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites and attractions in the program itinerary.
  • check-1 Sleeping Train tickets "Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo" including 01 Dinner & 01 Breakfast.
  • check-1 Domestic Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul on economy class.
  • check-1 Lunch meal at local Tourist Restaurant during the tours as per the program itinerary.
  • check-1 All transfers by private Air-conditioned vehicles with qualified drivers.
  • check-1 All the current taxes applied by the Egyptian & Turkish governments.

Excluded

  • remove International flight tickets.
  • remove Tourist Visa to Egypt and Turkey.
  • remove Extras in the hotels "SPA, laundry, telephone, beverages, etc."
  • remove Tipping to "Company Representatives, Guide, Driver, etc."
  • remove Any Optional tours may require.

Notes

Tour Info

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Is this price being per person?
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per package including all the mentioned sightseeing tours as per the program itinerary and valid from 01 June 2020 to 31 April 2021. However, in case of increase in fuel, taxes and/or tourist sites entrance fees, Vantage Travel International will keep the rights to amend all prices accordingly and without prior notice.
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How to book this tour?
Vantage Travel International requires only 50% from the total package price "non-refundable" at time of booking in order to guarantee space at the requested hotels, cruises, trains or domestic flights. The remaining balance is due six weeks prior to departure date for groups and four weeks prior to departure date for individuals.
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Is the tourist visa to Egypt / Turkey included?
Passengers are responsible in ensuring that they are in possession of the correct travel documents upon departure and they have met all health requirements. Please check with the nearest consulate office for information concerning travel visas before you travel and if you are required to obtain this or any other document in advance.
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What about the tipping in Egypt / Turkey?
Tipping is customary and expected in daily life, especially for people working in tourism field. It forms the biggest portion of their income. It is a kind of appreciation to tip someone or not according to the service you receive from all people working for you and involved in your trip like drivers, guides, porters, tour company representatives etc.
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Children from 00.00 Years up to 05.99 years will be free of charge. However, please note that children from 06.00 Years up to 11.99 years will enjoy 50% discount from the adult rate.

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