The Best Tour of Turkey and Egypt

13 Days / 12 Nights
from
$2674
See the best that Turkey and Egypt have to offer. Spend six days sightseeing in Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus. Travel to Egypt to end your trip with 2 days of sightseeing in Cairo and a Nile cruise to see the ancient wonders of the Nile Valley.
Tour Highlights

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.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Istanbul - Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Cappadocia in the morning. After 1 hour flight arrive in Kayseri. Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. After check-in at the hotel, you will start a private Cappadocia tour at 12:00, visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Underground Cities, ‘fairy chimneys’ and much more. Back to your hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Cappadocia Tour – Izmir

After breakfast at your hotel, start our second day in Cappadocia. First you will visit Zelve and  then take a walk in Ihlara Canyon Valley up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema. You will visit the Rock-cut churches and witness the early Christian art and images from the Bible painted on their walls. Climb to the top of the Uchisar Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Afterward you will transfer to the airport for a flight to Izmir. Check into your hotel and stay overnight in Izmir.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Ephesus Tour – Istanbul

After breakfast, depart to visit the Artemis Temple, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, an important center of early Christianity and the site of many impressive ruins. Lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center where you will see a demonstration of traditional carpet weaving techniques and enjoy viewing some of the beautiful carpets. After lunch you will visit House of the Virgin Mary, located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. Mary came to Ephesus with St. John after the death of Jesus Christ and lived there until her death. Drive to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul at 18.30. After 1 hour flight arrival in Istanbul at 19.30. Transfer to the hotel for overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Istanbul / Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport to catch your flight to Cairo. Your tour manager will meet you at Cairo International Airport and escort you to the hotel in a private, air-conditioned deluxe 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. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Drink

Day 7:Pyramids / Museum

Have breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then meet your personal guide who will accompany you to the Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids, Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, the Great Sphinx, and the Valley Temple. You will eat lunch at a local restaurant and then continue to the  Egyptian Museum to see countless artifacts and antiquities from Ancient Egypt, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue and then end the day in Islamic Cairo exploring Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s great bazaar. Return to the your hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8:Fly to Luxor/ East Bank

Check out of your hotel in the morning and transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight to Luxor where you will be met by your guide and taken to board your Nile cruise. After enjoying  lunch on board, you will visit the Karnak Temple Complex and Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board the Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9:Luxor West Bank/ Edfu

After breakfast onboard, you will take an excursion to the Valley of the Kings and then to Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built in the 15th century BC. Head to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail south toward Edfu, enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the boat.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10:Edfu / Kom Ombo

After breakfast on the Nile Cruise, you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Sailing onward to Kom Ombo, you will then be able to tour the Temple of Sobek and Horus, dedicated to two gods. Eating lunch onboard, you will continue sailing south toward Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board your Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11:Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast on Nile cruise, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Starting with the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk, you will then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Dinner and overnight on board deluxe Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12:Back to Cairo

Disembarking from your Nile cruise after breakfast, you will then transfer to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairo, where you will again be met and escorted to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13:Final Departure

Eat breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the day at your leisure until it is time to be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport (Turkey airports)
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports (Egypt airports)
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Izmir including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Cappadocia including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 05 star Superior Nile Cruise on full board
  • Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul – Kayseri – Izmir - Istanbul)
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo by Egypt Air
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tours in Turkey as mentioned above
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group
  • 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
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Entry visas to Turkey -Egypt.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal spending.
  • Tipping.
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Prices per Person
 May - SepOct - Apr
Double $ 2674 $ 2765
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
Prices per Person
 May - SepOct - Apr
Double $ 2674 $ 2765

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