13-Day Wonders of Egypt and Turkey Tour

$2,840.00 per person

Embark on a captivating 13-day journey that takes you through the historic and scenic wonders of Egypt and Turkey. The tour starts in Cairo, where you’ll explore iconic landmarks like the Pyramids and Sphinx. Then, fly to Luxor to board a luxurious Nile River Cruise, sailing through ancient temples and scenic vistas. After disembarking in Aswan, fly back to Cairo and then onto Istanbul, where you’ll delve into the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. Finally, a short flight takes you to the magical landscapes of Cappadocia before concluding your tour in Istanbul.

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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo, Airport Transfer and Free Day

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representative will greet you and assist with customs and formalities. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cairo.
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day.
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis OR Movenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City or similar (Standard quality).

Day 2: Cairo City Tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel around 8:30 am to begin your full-day tour of Cairo. Today’s itinerary starts with visits to the Giza Pyramids, followed by Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo. Take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you’ll head to the Egyptian Museum and then to the bustling Khan El Khalili market. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel around 5:00 pm. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Cairo.
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch.
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis OR Movenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City or similar (Standard quality).

Day 3: Flight from Cairo to Luxor – Embark on Nile River Cruise

After breakfast at your hotel, our representative will escort you to Cairo Airport for your early morning flight to Luxor. Upon landing, you’ll be transferred to your Nile River Cruise ship, where you’ll check in for an all-inclusive experience—complete with meals and daily sightseeing activities. Your first excursion on the cruise will take you to the east bank of the Nile in Luxor, where you’ll explore the magnificent Luxor and Karnak Temples. Spend the night on board your Nile River Cruise, enjoying all the amenities it has to offer.

  • Overnight aboard the Nile River Cruise.
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Nile River Cruise

After breakfast on board the ship, you’ll head out for a full day of sightseeing on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor. Your day’s activities will feature guided tours of the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. Following a day rich with historical discoveries, you’ll return to your Nile River Cruise to enjoy a restful evening and overnight stay, complete with the cruise ship’s range of amenities.

  • Overnight aboard the Nile River Cruise.
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Nile River Cruise

After breakfast on board, your day will be filled with visits to various historical landmarks. You’ll first explore the Temple of Edfu, followed by the Temple of Kom Ombo and finally, the Crocodile Museum. After a day rich in cultural experiences, you’ll spend the night back on your Nile River Cruise, enjoying the ship’s amenities.

  • Overnight aboard the Nile River Cruise.
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Nile River Cruise

After breakfast on board, you’ll set out for a day of exploration that includes visits to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Once your day of sightseeing is complete, you’ll return to your Nile River Cruise for a restful evening and overnight stay, enjoying the ship’s various amenities.

  • Overnight aboard the Nile River Cruise.
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Disembark Cruise in Aswan – Flight to Cairo

After breakfast, you’ll disembark from your Nile River Cruise and be transferred to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon landing in Cairo, our representative will assist you and arrange your transfer to your hotel.

Note: On this day, you have the option to join a group tour to the Abu Simbel Temples. This is not included in the standard package and will require an additional payment of USD 150 per person (pp). Early morning pickup for this tour is around 3:40 AM.

  • Overnight in Cairo.
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch.
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis OR Movenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City or similar (Standard quality).

Day 8: Flight from Cairo to Istanbul (Flight Not Included)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport to board your international flight to Istanbul. Please note that this flight is not included in the tour package and must be purchased separately by yourself. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our representative will meet you and arrange for your transfer to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day will be free for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Please note that international flight tickets from Cairo to Istanbul are not included in the tour package. You will be responsible for arranging your own flight tickets.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Antea Hotel Oldcity OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 9: Istanbul City Tour

After your breakfast, around 8:30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant, and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia SophiaBlue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Topkapi Palace and Historical Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Antea Hotel Oldcity OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 10: Bosphorus Cruise – Flight from Istanbul to Kayseri

After breakfast at around 8:30 am, you will join the Half-day Morning Bosphorus Cruise. At the start of this tour, you will enjoy a drive to the pier in Eminonu for a short visit to the historical Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). Following this, you will join a shared boat tour and cruise along the Bosphorus which is a narrow strait between the continents of Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You will be able to view the Dolmabahce PalaceBeylerbeyi PalaceBosphorus Bridge, citadels, centuries-old mansions, and the European and Asian shorelines while onboard the boat. At the end of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel to collect your luggage. Next, you’ll be transferred to Istanbul’s domestic airport for your flight to Kayseri, which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long. Upon arriving in Kayseri, our representative will meet you and arrange your transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia. After checking in, you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 11: North Cappadocia Tour

For an optional extra, book an early morning hot air balloon ride and experience breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please note that this activity comes at an additional cost.

After breakfast around 9:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Valley (Monks Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history. Finally, towards the end of the day tour, before returning to your hotel, you will have the opportunity to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. Please note that the interior of the Uchisar castles is not accessible for visits. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 4:00 pm. You will have the rest of the day free to relax, explore the city on your own, or take part in any optional activities that are offered.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 12: South Cappadocia Tour – Flight back to Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Next, you will visit Cavusin Village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. At the end of the tour, you will be taken to either Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening flight back to Istanbul. Upon arriving in Istanbul, you will be welcomed at the airport and provided with a transfer to your hotel, where you will stay overnight.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 13: Departure from Istanbul – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 12:00 noon) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
 

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers mentioned in this itinerary, including arrivals and departures.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia and from Cappadocia to Istanbul.
  • Accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights, including daily breakfast.
  • 4 nights on board the 5-star Nile Cruise on a full-board basis.
  • Accommodation in Istanbul for 3 nights, including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation in Cappadocia for 2 nights, including daily breakfast.
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Flight ticket from Cairo to Istanbul.
  • Entry visas to Egypt and Turkey.
  • Tips & Personal Items.
  • Entry to the interior of the Great Pyramid.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • No drinks are included.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Please be advised that the order /sequence in which the daily tours occur within the above day-by-day package tour itinerary can be subject to change depending on the availability of domestic flight tickets per the itinerary, opening/closing of various historical sites, etc.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • Please advise us on your arrival details at the time of booking.
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar are closed.

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