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The ultimate tour of Egypt and Turkey. Experience 15 days of touring up and down the Nile Valley and in and around Istanbul. Tour Cairo and Alexandria. Take a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Spend 5 days in Istanbul and visit Bursa, the original capital of the Ottoman Empire.

Itinerary:
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Day 1:Arrival Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock)
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 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. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2:Pyramids Tour

Breakfast then move to start your blissful day kicking off at Memphis; the ancient capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom. It was founded by King Menes. Proceed to the Step Pyramid at Sakkara which was designed by the architect Imhotep for his master King Zoser. Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. After that, move to visit the enchanting pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus at Giza. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren. Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3:Cairo/ Luxor 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 5 star Egypt Nile cruise to check in. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:Luxor West Bank

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 approximately in the 15th century BC. Proceeding to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail to Edfu enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:Edfu / Kom Ombo

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. Lunch on board. Continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board you deluxe Nile Cruise. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:Aswan Sightseeing

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, then on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Sail and move around Elephantine Island by a local felucca boat. Dinner and overnight on board deluxe Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:Back 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 Tours

After breakfast, Proceed to visit the Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamun, among many other fascinating pharaonic artifacts. Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. Then trip to see the Hanging Church and Abu Sirga Church at Coptic Cairo. Back to the hotel and overnight. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9:Optional Alexandria

Free day in Cairo or optional tour to Alexandria, the second capital of Egypt, visiting Qaitbay Citadel, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot of Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse. See the grand Montazah Palace, which combines Turkish and Florentine architectural styles, then move on to the new and much acclaimed Alexandria Library. Also visit the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs. Lunch at local restaurant. Return to Cairo and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10:Fly to Turkey

Breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure to Turkey. Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, you will be met and assisted, then transferred to your hotel in Turkey and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11:Bosphorus Cruise/ Rumeli Fortress

Breakfast at your hotel in Istanbul, then transfer to a morning scenic cruise on the Bosphorus, the strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. The ferry stops on both the Asian and European sides for several times during the one-hour cruise. Then move on to visit the Rumeli Fortress, a waterfront Ottoman castle built in 1452 to prevent enemy naval reinforcements and protect the city (Mehmet the Conqueror succeeded in taking Istanbul in 1453.) Today it is a museum. Return to old city by taxi to visit the spice market where a multitude of herbs have been sold since the 15th century. drive back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12:TopKapi/ Hagia Sophia/ Blue Mosque

After breakfast, enjoy a day of sightseeing with a tour of Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans for about 400 years, with its fabulous collections of jewels and other artifacts. Also visit the Harem section, another palace inside the Topkapi, here you will hear of the history of eunuchs and the high education of the concubines. Continue the tour with a visit to Hagia Sophia, originally built as a church by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and used as a mosque during the Ottoman era until 1935 (today it's a museum encompassing both Christianity and Islam). Next visit the Blue Mosque, famous for its beautiful blue tiles decorating the interior walls. Built in the 17th century and both it and Hagia Sophia are considered masterpieces of their period. Continue to the Basilica cistern, the best known and the largest of the closed cisterns built under the Justinian basilica in the 6th century. Later on you will move to discover the highlights of the ancient hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and others. Back to your hotel and overnight. The duration of that day is about 07 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13:Green Bursa Tour

After breakfast, transfer by a modern coach to the marine in Istanbul taking the ferry-boat Yalova about 45 minutes. Upon arrival transfer to Bursa about an hour and half. Bursa is the first capital of the Ottoman Empire in the 14th century, and a major spa center. Climb up to the mountain of Uludag, which is known as the legendary Mount Olympos, by teleferik (cable-car) afterwards visit to Grand Mosque and the Old Silk Market in city center. Late evening return to Istanbul and transfer to Hotel. The duration for that tour is about 14 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14:Islamic Art Museum/ Covered Bazaar

After breakfast, you will be guided to visit the Islamic Art Museum, where major pieces of Islamic art and ethnographic textiles are gathered from all over the country. After, walk to the Covered Bazaar, a labyrinth of streets filled with all sorts of tempting items to purchase: harem bracelets, colorful carpets, hand-painted ceramics, and more (it's said there are 3,000 shops!). A visit to Dolmabace Palace is included. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour through the old streets and trade areas to the mosque complex of Suleiman the Magnificent, the most famous piece of Islamic art of the Ottoman Renaissance and built by the great architect Sinan. Back to your hotel and overnight. The duration of that day is about 06 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15:Final Departure

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

What's Included:
  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure in Egypt and Turkey
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 5 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast. 
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 5* Nile Cruise on full board basis.
  • Accommodation for 5 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
  • Domestic Flight ( Cairo-Luxor/Aswan-Cairo )
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All tours in Istanbul, Turkey as mentioned above are private tours
  • Tour to Bursa with GROUP
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary in Egypt and Turkey
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary
  • Portage when needed. 
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay in Egypt or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt & Turkey
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan (A):
  • - Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • - Sonesta Nile Goddess Nile Cruise
  • - Green Park Taxim Hotel Istanbul
 May-Sept.Oct.-April
Double $ 2590 $ 2795
Solo $ 4250 $ 4650
Accommodation Plan (B):
  • - Mena House Cairo Hotel
  • - Sonesta Nile Goddess Nile Cruise
  • - Titanic Business Hotel Istanbul
 May-Sept.Oct.-April
Double $ 2750 $ 2950
Solo $ 4620 $ 4950
  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2015, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. The price of Solo is valid for solo traveler who is travelling alone.

  • Children Policy

    0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
    2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
    6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
    12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
    If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

  • Payment Policy

    Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Egypt tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union

  • Egypt Entry Visa

    You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Egypt and you can obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival Egypt airports against USD 25 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

  • Sleeper Trains in Egypt

    Sleeper trains are designed and equipped according to a satisfactory standard and quality that was set up by the Egyptian Railway Authority. Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan is about 14 hours and sleeping train from Luxor to Cairo is about 11 hours.

  • Additional Entry Tickets

    All our Egypt tour packages and programs don't include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering one of the Pyramids inside, to visit the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, to visit the Solar Boat Museum at the Pyramids area or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

  • Tipping

    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
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$2590
15 Days/ 14 Nights
Private Tours
Saturday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday
Best Time to Visit Egypt
An all year round destination with winter season being the coolest with still good average temperatures between 21- 26 degrees in the Red Sea resorts and Upper Egypt (Luxor/ Aswan) between 23 - 29 degrees
Flying to Egypt
Cairo for comfort and quality - EgyptAir and Delta Airlines (Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
11 hours 50 minutes direct from New York
Time Difference
GMT +2 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Respectful attire in Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria on tours.
More relaxed clothing in the Red Sea areas like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
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