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 Istanbul Tour (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 08:30am visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm 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 break at local restaurant, you will visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans and visit of Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 –Bosphorus Cruise / Fly to Cappadocia (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, 08:30am short 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 transfer to Airport for flight to Nevsehir at 18:55 pm.
20:05pm, Arrival to Nevsehir, meet and transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 04: North Cappadocia (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
[OPTINAL: This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost ]
Breakfast, 09:30am, start for the guided tour to visit Uchisar Castle (Byzantium period), visiting Devrent Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) where you find the world famous fairy chimneys and Zelve Open Air Museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia.. Break for lunch in Avanos then on to visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. You can see their demonstration and you can try to make it. Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum to explore the numerous churches & monasteries with their frescoes. After tour back to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 05 South Cappadocia /Flight to Izmir (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:30am, start to visit Goreme Panorama, Visit Cavusin (old Greek village) the day also includes panoramic views at Pigeon Valley with its famous dove cotes then time for lunch before heading to visit one of the Underground City. Continuing on to the Love Valley Panorama. Today las stop is Gulludere valley One of the nicest and most most beautiful places to go walking in Cappadocia in Gulludere Valley. After tour transfer to Kayseri airport for flight to Izmir at 22:30pm
23:55pm Arrival to Izmir, meet and transfer to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 06: Ephesus tour: (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 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 is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats.Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis and the House of the Virgin Mary's. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 07: Pamukkale tour then to Istanbul (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 07:30am head to Pamukkale and enjoy a visit to the natural travertens (Cotton Castle) formed by lime deposits, one of the most visted of Turkey's natural wonders. Also explore the ruins of Hierapolis. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatras Pool they charge extra entrance fee.Please note that drive to/from Pamukkale is around 3hours each way. Transfer to Denizli airport for flight to Istanbul at 20:00pm.
21:00pm, Arrival to Istanbul at, meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 08: Istanbul to Cairo/ Flight (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Istanbul IST airport for flight to Cairo at 14:00pm.
15:15pm, Arrival to Cairo, meet and transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 09: Giza Sightseeing (Pyramids & Sphinx): (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, begin 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. Overnight in Cairo
DAY 10: Flight CAI/ASW, Nile Cruise: (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Breakfast Box from hotel in Cairo transfer to domestic Terminal flying to Aswan at 07:00 am,
08:00 am arrival 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 dedicated to goddess Isis. It's at new site on Agilika Island its former site on Philae Island. Overnight on board
DAY 11 : 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 12: 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 13: Luxor to Cairo/ By flight: (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast onboard then time to disembark. Meet with guide for a morning tour to visit Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple.
Remaining of day is at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Cairo at 19:00pm.
20:30pm, Arrival to Cairo Meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cairo
DAY 14: Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo: (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, visiting the Egyptian Museum, then the Citadel of Saladin with its Alabaster Mosque and the Tomb of Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali. The excursion also includes touring around the Old Cairo area where you can find a mixture between the Islamic and Christian Monuments such as the Abu Serga Church, Al Mo'allaqa Church or Hanging Church which are dated back to the beginning of the 5th Century AD and are built as the basilica style along with the world famous Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo
DAY 15 : Cairo / Tour ends/ Transfer to airport (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Cairo airport as per your flight departure time