DAY 01 : Arrival to Istanbul (Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Ataturk Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm) and check in to hotel. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 : Historical Istanbul Tour (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. After lunch visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 : Morning Bosphorus cruise / Fly to Cappadocia (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Then embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia and back to hotel. 14:00pm Transfer to airport for flight to Kayseri at 17:25pm.
18:45 pm, Arrival to Kayseri, meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 04 : Cappadocia Tour including Goreme (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:45 am, visit Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. Visit also Uchisar to take pictures of "The Castle" and sightseeing. Lunch in Goreme and then visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. You can see their demonstration and you can try to make it. After that a visit to the valley of fairy chimney, the name is Pasabagi then we continue to see Cavusin (Rose Valley) which has amazing beautiful red rock formations. Next is the Devrent Valley and Urgup afterwards. Following that a panoramic view point to observe the fairy chimneys. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 05 : Cappadocia Tour /Overnight coach to Pamukkale (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
(OPTINAL:This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost of 210.00 EUR Per person)
Breakfast, 09:45am, depart to visit Ortahisar we can have good photo opportunity of Ortahisar rock castle. Mustafapasa which was old Greek Village once called Sinasos. There are old Greek churches in this town. After that we drive through Sahinefendi and then visit a roman ruins of Sobesos which is recently excavated that has very nice ground mosaics. Soganli Valley We walk 2 km in the valley and visit famous cave churches. Lunch in Soganli Village then Kaymakli Underground City that is the deepest underground city. 20:00 pm Depart on Intercity overnight coach to Pamukkale.
DAY 06 : Visit Pamukkale then to Kusadasi (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
06:00 am Arrival Pamukkale, meet and transfer to hotel and check in for half day with breakfast.
09:30 am depart to Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side. Walk along the Hierapolis ancient city ruins, see the huge Necropolis, and feel the warmth of the natural spring as you go barefoot on the Travertens. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool they charge extra entrance fee. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 07 : Ephesus & House of virgin Mary tour (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, depart on full day regular group Ephesus Sightseeing Tour (The Ancient City of Ephesus is known as one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities. Here you have the chance to walk down marble streets, view the magnificent Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre, just a few of the many buildings and fountains that can be found in this open air museum. The day will also include visits to the House of Virgin Mary; where she is said to have spent the last of her days, and the remains of Artemis Temple which was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 08: Izmir to Santorini Via Athens (Meals: Breakfast)
03:00am Pick up from hotel and transfer to Izmir airport for flight to Santorini via Athens at 05:55am.
10:55am, Arrival to Santorini, meet at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Santorini.
DAY 09: Free day in Santorini (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, A free day at leisure to relax on one of the many different beaches of Santorini (gold, red or black sands) or explore the capital town of Fira. There are also various excursions available, by bus and boat, to take you to visit the ruins and tour the volcano. Overnight in Santorini.
DAY 10: Santorini to Mykonos ( By Ferry) (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out and free at leisure till transfer hotel to port
10:45am Depart on ferry to Mykonos
13:05pm, Arrival to Mykonosi, meet at the port and transfer to hotel.
Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Mykonos.
DAY 11: Free day in Mykonos (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast and a full day free at leisure for you to explore Mykonos Town and other areas of the island. Dont forget about the famous nightlife which is on offer. Overnight in Mykonos.
DAY 12: Mykonos to Athens (By Ferry) (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out and free at leisure till transfer hotel to port
14:00 pm Departure on Fast ferry to Athens
17:00 pm Arrival to Athens, meet and transfer to hotel,
Rest of day is leisure and overnight Athens
DAY 13: Half day Athens City Tour (Meals: Breakfast)
This morning, meet in the hotel lobby to depart on the 1/2 day morning Athens Sightseeing Tour which includes a visit to the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon. Also view the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, the Presidential Palace, the Panatheanic Stadium (where first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 14 : Athens to Cairo (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Athens airport for flight to Cairo at 12:30pm. (MS748)
13:20 pm, ( MS748) Arrival to Cairo, meet and transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 15 : Giza Sightseeing - train to Aswan: (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Meet in hotel lobby with the tour guide to begin the sightseeing excursion with a visit to Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed to Sakkara to see the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. End of tour with transfer to rail station for departure on overnight sleeper train to Aswan, dinner onboard train.
DAY 16 : Nile Cruise (Aswan Sightseeing): (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Breakfast onboard train, arrival to Aswan and meet for transfer to board on 03-night Nile Cruise. Embarkation before lunch. Then depart with the cruise guide to visit the High Dam, one of the biggest dams in the world and was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960's. Then proceed to visit Philae Temple which was dedicated to goddess Isis. It's now reassembled at a new site on Agilika Island about 500km from its former site on Philae Island. Overnight on board
DAY 17 : Nile Cruise (Kom Ombo & Edfu): (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
The cruise sails to Kom Ombo & upon arrival visit The Temple of Sobek & Haroeris, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank. Return to the cruise & sail to Edfu. On arrival visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most complete preserved Temple combining Pharaonic and Greek architectures. Overnight onboard cruise.
DAY 18 : Nile Cruise (Luxor): (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Sail to Esna and Luxor. Upon arrival to Luxor, move to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings & Queens, a vast City of the dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. Then proceed to the foot of the cliff to see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt in Pharaonic History. On the way back to the River Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. Overnight onboard cruise.
DAY 19 : Luxor to Cairo: (Meals: Breakfast+Dinner)
Breakfast onboard then time to disembark. Meet with guide for a morning tour to visit Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple after which the remainder of the day is at leisure until transfer to rail station for overnight sleeper train back to Cairo, dinner onboard train. **Flights available if you prefer.
DAY 20 : Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo: (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast onboard train, arrival and meet for transfer. Then depart on full day tour visiting the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin (with its Alabaster Mosque and Tomb of Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali), Old Cairo area (with mix of Islamic and Christian Monuments) and Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 21 : Departure: (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out from hotel, transfer to Cairo Airport as per your flight departure time.