Exploring highlights, important landmarks, ancient sites, beautiful cities, natural wonders

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Istanbul,  Dardanelles, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia in Turkey.
Cairo, Giza Pyramids, the Nile Cruise guided tours between Luxor and Aswan
  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All land, airport, and ferry port transfers are included
  • Inside visit to museums and ancient sites with skip the line admission
  • All the tours mentioned on the itinerary
  • Small groups 8 guests or less per group, (private options available

Daily Tour Program

HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel
Unpack and go out for an evening walk and dinner on your own around Sultanahmet Square.
Overnight in Istanbul.

In the morning we will greet you at your hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historic old part of Istanbul.
Today’s main sites are:
* Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii)
* Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya
* Hippodrome of Constantinople
Lunch at a local restaurant
* Topkapi Palace
After the tour return the hotel then the rest of the day at leisure.
(Optional Whirling Dervish Performance tour available,  contact us if interested)
Overnight in Istanbul.

Breakfast at the hotel
AM Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and take you on this enlightening walking tour down to the waterfront near Eminonu.   You’ll see hundreds of interesting shops lined up cozily side-by-side, We will then enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus.
Today’s main sites are:
* Walking tour of Golden horn water-front area
* Spice Bazaar and surrounding areas
* Bosphorus Cruise takes you through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia; along its shores, you can take photographs of marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences. You will also see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque from the boat.
After the tour, we will return back to the hotel or option to be dropped off at the center. 
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free time
noon time, meet up at the lobby, transfer to Istanbul Airport,  short flight to Izmir,

Arrival in iznir, meet up and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Check in &
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Breakfast served at the hotel
AM: Meet up, and go on a guided tour of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, and the House of Virgin Mary.

About the sites you will visit ;
*Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city from ancient times and was inhabited by Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, and Turks. St. Paul lived here circa 60 AD when it was at its most populated at 250,000.  During your visit, you’ll walk its stony boulevards, stand in the grand theatre, marvel at the beauty of the Celsus Library, the agora, as well as the baths, giving you the unique chance to get up-close-and-personal with history by literally being able to walk into it.
*The Temple of Artemis is situated in serene countryside celebrates the Greek goddess Artemis, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who supplanted the Titan Selene as the goddess of the Moon.  This temple, known as Artemision in Greek times, was the largest of its kind in the world.
*The House of The Virgin Mary, high on a hill overlooking the town of Selcuk, is where it is believed that St. Mary came to live with St. John the Baptist in the later years of her life.

Return to the hotel,  free time to rest and dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale;
Our drive will take us through a rich agricultural area, teeming with cotton fields and fruit orchards.
Upon arrival, we will continue on the guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Sites we will visit
* Pamukkale, Whitewashed terraces, ancient pools, and more…
* Ancient city of Hierapolis
We will then drive back to Kusadasi. 
Dinner at the hotel & Overnight in Pamukkale.

Breakfast between 07:00 to 10:00
Transfer to Izmir Airport.
Flight to Cappadocia.
Flight information will be added.

Arrive in Cappadocia, and visit
Today, we’ll stroll through an amazing subterranean city where ancient Christians once hid from Arab invaders; we’ll then wander through the Ihlara Gorge and spend time in a classic Anatolian village, we will then transfer to your hotel.
Check-in & Overnight stay.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up & enjoy a full-day tour of Cappadocia that covers;
Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent and Rose Valley, Uchisar, Pasabag, and more.,  
See fairy chimneys, unique to the World Heritage Site of Cappadocia
Visit Uchisar town and castle, walk through the Goreme Open Air Museum, and see stunning views of the region

Visit Ceramic factories and see the ancient art of making ceramics in Avanos village
Flexible no rush fun day exploring Cappadocia Region.
After the tour, return to the hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

Breakfast at the hotel, met up at the hotel and transfer to Venice Airport, and put you
on a flight to Athens. >>>>>>>>>
Flight info will be added
KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After checking into your hotel, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.
Overnight in Athens.

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your 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, the 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.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Cairo Airport, short flight to Aswan, meet up and embark the Nile Cruise ship & Embarkation before Lunch
13:00 Lunch on board
15:30 Sail on the Nile by Felucca around Kitchener’s Island & Agha Khan
Afternoon Tea
19:30 Nubian Folkloric Show
20:00 Dinner served
Overnight onboard (Sonesta Cruise Lines)

6:00 Breakfast on board
7:00 Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries, and the Temple of Philae
Midnight Sail to Kom Ombo
12:30 Lunch on board
15:00 Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris, in Kom Ombo
16:30 Sail to Edfu
17:30 Afternoon Tea
19:30 Captain’s Welcome Cocktail
20:00 Dinner on board
Overnight onboard (Sonesta Cruise Lines)

7:30 Wake-up call
8:00 Breakfast on board
9:00 Visit Horus Temple in Edfu
11:00 Sail to Luxor
13:00 Lunch on board
17:30 Afternoon Tea
20:00 Dinner on board
21:00 Galabya Party
20:00 Dinner on board
Overnight onboard (Sonesta Cruise Lines)

6:00 Wake-up call
6:00 Breakfast on board
7:00 Visit West Bank (Valley of the Kings & Queens, Hatshepsut)
13:00 Lunch on board
14:30 Visit East Bank (Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple)
17:30 Afternoon Tea
20:00 Dinner on board
Overnight onboard (Sonesta Cruise Lines)

7:00 Breakfast on board
8:00 Disembarkation
Transfer to the airport
>>>> Flight to Cairo >>>
Arrival & connect onto your next flight to home

Good bye and have a safe trip back home.

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Departure Dates

Starts in Istanbul on Every Sunday Available all year around ( Slightly different and shorther versions available, contact us for more info).

Included in the price

  • Centrally located hotels
  •  All land, airport, harbor transfers with comfortable vehicles
  • All the guided tours mentioned on the itinerary
  • All the admissions to the ancient sites and museums during the tours
  • All the meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
  • Flight tickets from Izmir to Cappadocia
  • Flight tickets from Cappadocia to Istanbul then onto to Cairo
  • Flight tickets from Cairo to Aswan
  • Flight tickets from Luxor to Cairo
  • 4 nights all-inclusive Cruise on the Nile (Between Aswan and Luxor)
  • Professional, guides, drivers, and driver guides
  • 24/7 Customer service during the tours.
  • All taxes and service charges

Excluded in the price

  • Optional tours listed on the itinerary
  • International flight tickets to Istanbul and from Cairo onto your next destination
  • Hot Air Balloon tour in Cappadocia ( Contact us for pricing options)
  • Optional tours on the free days
  • Travel insurance (Optional)
  • Tips