9-Day Tour of Turkey and Egypt

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$2,048.00 per person

If you’re looking for an unforgettable tour of two of the world’s most fascinating countries, look no further than our 9-day Turkey and Egypt tour package. This package offers an amazing mix of history, culture, and natural beauty, with plenty of time to explore both countries’ highlights. You’ll stroll through the lively streets of Istanbul, see the fairytale chimneys of Cappadocia, discover the ancient wonders of the Great Pyramids in Cairo, and travel to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. With guaranteed daily departures, this package is perfect for anyone looking for a unique and exciting holiday.

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Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul, Airport Transfer and Free Day

Upon your arrival at Istanbul New Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport (SAW), our team will be waiting for you at the exit of the international line of the Airport, holding a sign with your name written on it. After which, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show.

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

Day 2: Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, You will be picked up from your hotel at around 8:30 am to join the full-day Istanbul old city tour. The first stop of today’s Turkey and Egypt tours is Hagia Sophia, a former church that was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Then we will go to visit the opposite Blue Mosque. The mosque’s six minarets demonstrate its supremacy and glory. Next, we will visit the Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) and Topkapi Palace, which was the residence of Ottoman Sultans between the 15th and 19th centuries. After visiting these tourist attractions, the guide will escort you to the bustling Grand Bazaar to experience the life of the locals. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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

Day 3: Fly to Cappadocia – North Cappadocia Tour

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul around 4:00 am and will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir between 6:00 – 7:30 am. Upon arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your 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 around 15 minutes to take panoramic pictures of the natural Castle of Uchisar(Note: Entry to the interior of Uchisar Castle is not permitted. However, the surrounding area is open for panoramic views and photography. Thank you for your understanding). After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

Optionally, attend a traditional Turkish Night show with dinner.

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

Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour – Fly Back to Istanbul

For an additional option, you can book an early morning hot air balloon ride and enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please be aware that this activity comes at an extra cost.

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. This will be the end of your full-day tour.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met by our representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a sign board with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.

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

Day 5: Fly from Istanbul to Cairo (Flight Not Included) – Airport Pick-up

After breakfast, you will proceed to Istanbul International Airport to board your international flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local representatives after exiting the customs and transferred to your hotel in Cairo. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

Note: You will have to purchase your own international flight ticket(s); international flight ticket(s) are not included in the cost of this package tour and will not be provided by us.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis or similar (Standard quality)

Day 6: Pyramids of Giza & Egyptian Museum

After breakfast at the hotel, you will discover the world-famous pyramids of Giza. On the Giza Plateau just outside of Cairo, you will be impressed by the Pyramid of Cheops, the largest of the three pyramids, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. With the head of a pharaoh and the body of a lion, the Sphinx of Giza is watching over the pyramids. Enjoy some free time to wander around this amazing site, and take pictures. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, home to the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Finally go to the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of Cairo’s oldest markets to experience locals’ lives. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo.

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

Day 7: Fly to Luxor from Cairo – Luxor East Bank Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to check in. After a break, today you explore some of the most incredible sites in the country. You will visit the Valley of the Kings, where you will have the chance to explore three tombs of ancient Pharaohs. You will then visit the nearby Valley of the Queens as well as the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the second pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. Our tour also includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luxor.

  • Overnight in Luxor
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Steigenberger Luxor Hotel OR Sheraton Luxor Resort or similar (Standard quality)

Day 8: Luxor West Bank Tour – Fly back to Cairo

After breakfast at the hotel. Set off early in the morning to visit the Karnak Temple Complex, home to a vast array of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other ancient buildings. Explore the ruins as you soak up the unique atmosphere and let your imagination run wild as you learn about life in Ancient Egypt. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Luxor airport for your late evening return flight to Cairo. Upon your arrival in Cairo, you will be met at the airport and transferred from the airport to your hotel.

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

Day 9: Departure from Cairo – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Cairo (hotel check-out is before 12:00 noon) and will then be transferred to the Cairo 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:

  • Greetings and transfers between airports and hotels.
  • Round-trip domestic flights between Istanbul, Cappadocia / Cairo & Luxor.
  • 3 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-star Hotels including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast.
  • 3 nights in Cairo at 5-star Hotels including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Luxor at 5-star Hotels including breakfast.
  • English-speaking local guide during the tour in Turkey and Egypt.
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the program.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Entry visas to Turkey and Egypt.
  • Flight ticket from Istanbul to Cairo.
  • 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.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • 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.
  • 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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3 reviews for 9-Day Tour of Turkey and Egypt

  1. Mark P.

    I had an amazing time in Egypt and Turkey. Ayhan at One Nation Travel planned an amazing trip for us to Turkey and Egypt. Every detail was taken care of. Our guides were all wonderful & knowledgeable. This is our second trip with One Nation Travel; they also planned our trip to Greece and Jordan. We highly recommend this very professional tour group. You will not be disappointed!

  2. Angela R.

    Incredible experience!!! Completely recommended!!! All people who work in the company are very professional and concerned to provide an unforgettable experience.

  3. Andrea D.

    I booked a 9-day tour of Turkey and Egypt with Ayhan and I was so happy with the trip that I had to review it. Everything went off without a hitch, from the transportation to the accommodations to the excursions. I’m super impressed and give it 5/5 stars.

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