DAY 01 - Arrival to Istanbul (Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Istanbul Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm) and check in to hotel. Remaining day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02: Historical Sights of Istanbul (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. Visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Sultans and visit of Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 : Fly to Cappadocia /North Cappadocia tour (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
04:20 am pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport for a morning flight to Kayseri at 06:40 am
08:00 am Arrival to Kayseri meet and transfer to Cappadocia 9:30 AM as you will be picked up from your hotel, we visit Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. And visit Uchisar to take pictures of "The Castle" and sightseeing. A break for lunch in Goreme. 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. And then we 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 04 - South Tour /Overnight coach to Pamukkale (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
(OPTIONAL: This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost of 210.00 Euro 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 05: Pamukkale tour then to Kusadasi (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
06:00 am Arrival Pamukkale, meet and transfer to hotel and check in for half day with breakfast.
09:50am depart for Pamukkale to visit Hierapolis meaning "sacred city’’, famous for its hot springs. The calcium waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, Roman Bath. transfer to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 06: Ephesus tour then to Istanbul (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:00am depart to visit Ephesus Ancient City - Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats.Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Lunch at a local restaurant and then we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary's - Transfer to Izmir Airport for evening flight to Istanbul at 19:00 pm.
20:00pm, Arrival to Istanbul, meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 07 : Half day morning Bosphorus Cruise (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. After tour back to hote with remaining day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 08 - Istanbul / Fly to Cairo (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out from hotel, 10:00 AM transfer to Istanbul Airport for flight to Cairo at 13:00pm MS738.
15:15 pm, Arrival Cairo, meet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Cairo
DAY 09: Giza Sightseeing - train to Aswan: (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Breakfast, 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 10 - Nile Cruise (Aswan Sightseeing): (Meals: Breakfast+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. **Optional extra tours such as "Abu Simbel" and/or "felucca ride" can be added. Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
DAY 11 - Nile Cruise (Kom Ombo & Edfu): (Meals: Breakfast+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 12 - Nile Cruise (Luxor): (Meals: Breakfast+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 13 - 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 14- 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 15 - Departure: (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international flight departure time meet for transfer to Cairo Airport.