Best of Egypt & Turkey

Best of Egypt & Turkey

Egypt

Tour Features




  • 4 nights at the 5star Hilton or Sheraton in Cairo or similar (at the 4star Flamenco or Safir or similar)

  • 5 days/4 nights on board of a 5-star Nile cruise presidential or similar in outside cabins with three meals daily and all shore excursions (1st class on Romantica or similar) (cruise commence from either Aswan or Luxor) .

  • 4 nights at the star Marmara or Hilton in Istanbul or similar (at the 4star Lion or Nippon or similar)

  • 1 night at the 5star Hilton or Mercure in Izmir or similar (at the 4star Etap or Anemon or similar)

  • All sightseeing with entrance fees and transfers as per itinerary .

  • 27 meals (13 breakfast, 10 lunches & 4 dinners)

  • Service of professional Egyptologists tour guides and field coordinators.

  • Domestic flights on Egypt Air Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Cairo or v.v.

  • International flights on Egypt Air via New York.


Day 1 : Friday - Depart Canada / USA

Departure from Toronto, Montreal or New York on our overnight flight to Cairo. (In-flight meals)

Cairo, Egypt     

Day 2 : Saturday - Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport we will be met and assisted through immigration and customs then transferred to our hotel.

Cairo, Egypt     

Day 3 : Sunday - Cairo

Today we visit the great Pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx, Memphis - first capital of the ancient kingdom to see the statue of Ramses II then to Sakkara to see the Step pyramid. Overnight at our hotel (BL)

Cairo, Egypt     

Day 4 : Monday - Cairo

This morning we visit the Egyptian Museum which houses the treasures of King Tut then to the Citadel of Salah Eldien and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Overnight at our hotel. (BL)

Cairo, Egypt     

Day 5 : Tuesday - Aswan

This morning we are transferred to Cairo Airport for our flight to Aswan. (Optional trip by air to Abu Simbel *). Then we will be escorted to embark on the Nile cruise ship-our floating hotel for the next five days. After lunch, we sail by 'felucca' a traditional Nile sailing boat, to view Kitchener Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. (BLD)

Aswan, Egypt     

Day 6 : Wednesday - Komombo / Edfo

Today we visit the impressive Aswan High Dam and its huge lake, and the Temple of Philae. Then we cruise to Komombo to visit the Temple shared by the Gods Sobek & Haroeris. Tonight we enjoy a special costume party featuring Native Egyptian and pharaonic style. Overnight in Edfo. (BLD)

Komombo, Egypt      Edfu, Egypt     

Day 7 : Thursday - Esna / Luxor

This morning we explore the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. Then we sail to Esna and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)

Esna, Egypt      Luxor, Egypt     

Day 8 : Friday - Luxor

Today we explore the wondrous Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon we visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)

Luxor, Egypt     

Day 9 : Saturday - Luxor / Cairo

Today we will be transferred to the airport for our flight back to Cairo. (Optional Day-Tour Alexandria) Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Cairo, Egypt      Luxor, Egypt     

Day 10 : Sunday - Cairo / Istanbul

Today we will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for our flight to istanbul. Upon arrival, we will be met and assisted through customs and transferred to our hotel. (B)

Cairo, Egypt      Istanbul, Turkey     

Day 11 : Monday - Istanbul / Ephesus / Virgin Mary / Izmir

Today we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Izmir then will drive to Ephesus one of the most renowed classical sites in Turkey. Founded by the Ionions, it was situated on a natural harbor which gave it its early prosperity. Ephesus, with its marble street, Temple to Artemis and Cercius library, was included by Alexander the Great in his "seven wonders of the world ", visit the Shrine of the Vergin Mary, where she lived her last years. Drive back to Izmir for overnight (BL)

Istanbul, Turkey      Ephesus, Turkey     Virgin Mary, Egypt      Izmir, Turkey     

Day 12 : Tuesday - Izmir / Pergamum / Istanbul

Today we drive to the city of Pergamum with the Hellenistic Ruins where the Great Citadel of Pergamum rises 1000m above the fertile Calcus Valley. After lunch we proceed to Pergamum Acropolis, Athena and Trajaneun Temple the library, the Great Theatre, Agora and the Roman Baths. Return to Izmir for our flight back to Istanbul for overnight. (BL)

Istanbul, Turkey      Izmir, Turkey      Pergamum, Turkey     

Day 13 : Wednesday - Istanbul

Today we visit the Hippodrome including the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the underground Cistern. After lunch we visit the Suleymaniye Mosque, the magnificent gardens, galleries and pavillions of the Topkapi palace. Then we visit the famous old covered bazaar. Back to the hotel for overnight. (BL)

Istanbul, Turkey     

Day 14 : Thursday - Istanbul

Today we enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus with a stop at the Egyptian Market, After lunch we drive across The Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill on the Asian side for a panoramic birds-eye view of Istanbul, then visit Beylerbeyi palace and Fishermen's Village. Overnight in Istanbul. (BL)

Istanbul, Turkey     

Day 15 : Friday - Depart Istanbul

Today we will be transferred to the airport for our flight. Back home. (B)

Istanbul, Turkey