Express Tour of Istanbul and Cairo
08 Days / 07 Nights
Discover Egypt and Turkey for 8 days with it's different cultures. Enjoy the beauty of nature and history of Istanbul together with the Egyptian dawn of history.
Trip type : Private Tour
Trip runs : Everyday
Day 1: Arrival Istanbul
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.
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Free time in Grand bazaar with it’s 3,500 shops to end the day and then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Half Day Istanbul Tour
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit Chora Museum and Underground Cistern. Spend some free time in the Spice Bazaar and enjoy the afternoon free in Istanbul. Return to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4: Half Day Bosphorus Cruise
After breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy a excursion by boat on the Bosphorus, which divides Europe from Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. You will have the afternoon free to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5: Fly to Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport to catch your flight to Cairo. Your tour manager will meet you at Cairo International Airport (after arrival procedures) and they will escort you to your hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each day of the trip. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Drink
Day 6:Pyramids Tour
Have breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then you will meet your guide to begin your tour to the Giza Plateau to see the Giza Pyramids, the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple. An optional visit to the Solar Boat in front of Cheops Pyramid is available. Lunch will be at a local restaurant and then you will proceed to Sakkara to visit Djoser Pyramid and the surrounding temple complex. You will finish the day at Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital of Ancient Egypt. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Cairo Sightseeing
Eat breakfast at the hotel and then you will be escorted to visit the Egyptian Museum, where you will be able to admire countless artifacts and antiquities of Ancient Egypt, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun. An optional visit to the Mummies Room will be available at extra cost. Lunch will be at a local restaurant again before you move onto to visit Saladin’s Citadel and Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue before finally ending up in Islamic Cairo at Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Return to the hotel to stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Final Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
- Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport (Turkey)
- Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports (Egypt)
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation for 4 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
- Accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights including bed and breakfast
- All sightseeing tours as mentioned above
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
- English-speaking tour guide during the tour
- Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
- 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.
- All service charges and taxes
- International Airfare.
- Entry visas to Turkey -Egypt.
- Any optional tours.
- Personal spending.
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