Magnificent Tour of Egypt & Turkey

18 Days
17 Nights
2 Countries
16 Cities
Sharing Group Tour
Minimum 2 Persons
Every Saturday and Sunday

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with our Magnificent Tour of Egypt & Turkey. This captivating journey will take you through the mesmerizing landscapes, rich history, and vibrant cultures of two remarkable countries. Explore the ancient wonders of Egypt, including the iconic Pyramids of Giza, the mystical Sphinx, and the fascinating temples of Luxor. Then, prepare to be enchanted by Turkey's breathtaking landscapes, from the otherworldly beauty of Cappadocia's fairy chimneys to the stunning coastal cliffs of Pamukkale. Immerse yourself in the local traditions, savor delicious cuisines, and create unforgettable memories as you delve into the treasures of these two extraordinary nations.

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • Assistance with guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers via private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation 4 nights in Istanbul including breakfast.
  • Accommodation 1 night in Ankara including dinner & breakfast.
  • Accommodation 2 nights in Cappadocia including dinner & breakfast.
  • Accommodation 1 night in Pamukkale including dinner & breakfast.
  • Accommodation 1 night in Izmir including dinner & breakfast.
  • Accommodation 1 night in Canakkale including dinner & breakfast.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on a 5-star superior Nile Cruise ship, full board
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)
  • Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with a Memphis Tours group
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Portage as needed
  • Complimentary Cairo Photo Session around Giza Pyramids (Online delivery via email)
  • All service charges and taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt and Turkey
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Welcome to the mystical lands of Egypt, where the Pharaohs ruled for thousands of years. Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, your tour manager will meet and assist you and ease the process by helping you to get the entry visa. You will then be escorted through the bustling streets of Cairo in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle. Once you reach your chosen hotel, your tour manager will assist you with your check-in and double-check your itinerary with you to establish and confirm all the pick-up times for all your activities during your trip.

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After enjoying a delicious wholesome breakfast at your hotel, your personal guide will take you to the Giza Plateau to start your journey by marveling at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Visit the iconic Sphinx and Valley Temple. After your pyramids visit, you’ll go for lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant and then head over to the Egyptian Museum, in the heart of historic Downtown Cairo, overlooking the renowned Tahrir Square. After relishing over the magnificent ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures, you will be driven to Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar, if there is time.

Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Fly to Luxor - East Bank Sightseeing

Today, you will be leaving Cairo and head out to the shining city of Luxor. You will meet your tour manager early in the morning at your hotel where he will accompany you to Cairo International Airport for your trip to Luxor. Upon landing in Luxor, you will be assisted and whisked away in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle to board your luxurious Nile cruise, Salacia, that will offer you a unique experience cruising on the Nile with high-quality service, gastronomy, and accommodation during your stay. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board before heading out to your first stop in Upper Egypt which is visiting Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple at the East Bank. Return back to your cruise and enjoy a warm and hand-crafted dinner.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: West Bank Sightseeing

Enjoy your first breakfast on board your cruise surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, head out to explore the West Bank of Luxor. Visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom during the 15th century BCE at Deir El-Bahari. Finish the day as you marvel at the towering Colossi of Memnon. After finishing your visits at the West Bank, return back to your cruise and start sailing to Edfu while enjoying a delicious lunch on board. Relax the rest of the day as you sail; take advantage of the amazing facilities of your cruise; enjoy some afternoon tea, get a massage, de-stress in the Jacuzzi. End the day with an appetizing dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo

Enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast on board your cruise as you sail to Edfu. Upon arrival, head out and visit Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco Roman era, that of Horus at Edfu. Enjoy a magnificent experience as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride back and forth to the temple and marvel at Upper Egypt’s local life. Pass through the slow-paced, rural life of the local farmers and fishermen. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking lush, fertile landscapes dotted with banana and date palm trees. After your visit, head back to your cruise and start sailing to your second stop of the day, Kom Ombo.
Touch down on the shores of Kom Ombo and walk through the town of Kom Ombo among the locals of the town until you arrive at the unusual Kom Ombo temple with its two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. After your visit, head back to your cruise where you will enjoy an appetizing lunch while sailing to Aswan. As the day comes to an end, enjoy a warm, delicious dinner surrounded by the calm, serene water of the Nile River.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing

Enjoy yet another delicious breakfast on board as you sail to the colorful city of Aswan. Upon arrival, head out and enjoy a day of sightseeing in this beautiful city, meeting the kindest kind of locals. Start with a visit to the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting on its side in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. After, you will go on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. After your visits, you will head back to your cruise and enjoy an appetizing dinner in the middle of the Nile surrounded by its beautiful waters.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Fly to Cairo - Optional Tour to Abu Simbel

Enjoy your last morning on your cruise with one last scrumptious breakfast on board surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, disembark your cruise and get transferred to Aswan Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo where you will be met upon arrival and get transferred to your hotel for your last night in the Land of Pharaohs.

Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Depart Cairo – Arrival Istanbul

Breakfast. You will be transferred through the buzzing streets of Cairo to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive at Istanbul airport and meet our representative. Transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Bosphorus Tour

Breakfast. In the morning we will make a previous visit to the Egyptian Bazaar or Spice Bazaar built in the seventeenth century and located in the old Eminönü neighborhood in Istanbul. We continue to take the boat for the tour of the Bosphorus (regular boat) taking place along the Sea of Marmara on both sides of the city: Asian and European.
During this cruise tour, from cruise, you will be able to see monuments such as Dolmabahce Palace, Çiragan, and The fortress of Rumeli Hisarı, among others. We continue with the visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, built in white marble by Sultan Abdulaziz in the 19th century; it served as a summer residence for later sultans and a guest house for foreign dignitaries. Climbing Çamlica Hill, known as the Hill of Lovers, it offers a majestic panoramic view of the Bosphorus and Istanbul. Back to your hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10: Istanbul - Ankara (By bus 450 Km)

Pick up between 12:00-13:00 from your hotels (city-centered) Departure to Ankara by our coach passing through the intercontinental bridge in Istanbul. Arrival in the capital of the country. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Ankara.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 11: Ankara - Salt Lake – Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the capital of Turkey with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with an exhibition of Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Hittite, Phrygian Urartu, etc ... remains and the Ataturk Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of the Turkish Republic.
Departure for Cappadocia (290 km). Along the way, visit one of the Underground Cities built by Christian communities to protect themselves. The underground city preserves the stables, common rooms, meeting rooms, and small rooms for families. Arrival in the Cappadocia region. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 12: Cappadocia Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. A day dedicated to visiting this fantastic region with its spectacular fairy chimneys, unique in the world Goreme Valley, with its cave churches, with paintings from the 10th and 11th centuries; stop at the troglodyte village of Uçhisar, visit Avcilar which has a spectacular landscape, the Derbent valley with its curious natural rock formations and time for artisan workshops such as carpets and onyx stones mounted on silver jewelry. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 13: Cappadocia - Pamukkale (By bus 610 Km)

Breakfast and departure for Pamukkale. On the way, stop to visit the Sultanhan Caravanserai, Seljuk Inn from the medieval era. Continuation to Pamukkale. Free time in Pamukkale's "Cotton Castle", unique in the world with its natural pools of limestone hot springs and the petrified travertine waterfalls. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Pamukkale.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 14: Pamukkale - Ephesus - Izmir (200 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Exit for Selçuk-Efeso. Arrival and visit the archaeological area of Ephesus, a city dedicated to Artemis. The Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, the House of Love, the Library of Celsus, the Agora, the Marble Street, and the largest Theater of antiquity. Visit to the House of the Virgin, the supposed last dwelling place of the Mother of Jesus. Stop at a leather production center and continue to Izmir- (~ 85 km.), The third largest city in Turkey. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Izmir.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 15: Izmir - Pergamon - Troy – Çanakkale

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Pergamon, the current Bergama (110 km). Arrival and visit the ruins of Asclepion, which was the most important hospital in Asia Minor, with its therapeutic center. Continuation to Troy (~ 190 km.). Visit the famous archaeological city of history that evokes the poetic name of the Iliad
saga of Homer. Continuation to Çanakkale (~ 25 km.). Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Çanakkale.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 16: Çanakkale - Gallipoli - Anzac Cove – Istanbul

Breakfast. We will cross Dardanelles Strait by car ferry and continue to Gallipoli Peninsula. We will visit one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli, including Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels, 57. Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17: Istanbul Tour

Breakfast. Full-day tour of the city. In the morning we will visit the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul's most identifying monument, one of the most appreciated and beautiful architectural wonders; in addition to being one of the largest churches in the world.
Then we will visit the Topkapi Palace, where the sultans lived between 1478 and 1856. Topkapi is not a unique structure, but an organic monumental complex made up of various kiosks, gardens, and areas spread over the neighborhood of the historic center of the city of Istanbul to the tip of the Golden Horn. We continue towards the Blue Mosque; admired for its six tall minarets and terraced domes that rise in the center of the building; you will see that the architect achieved his objective; perfection with this impressive piece of architecture.
In the afternoon visit to the Roman Hippodrome (Seventh Severe period). It was the place where chariot races and circuses served as entertainment for the inhabitants of Constantinople for over a thousand years. We will end the day in the covered market Grand Bazaar where they will enjoy free time. Back to hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 18: Final Departure

Breakfast. Then Transfer to Istanbul airport to take your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Prices & Accommodation
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May - September
Per Person in TRL Room
$ 2955
Per Person in DBL Room
$ 3130
October - April
Per Person in TRL Room
$ 3119
Per Person in DBL Room
$ 3279
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