DAY 01 : Arrival to Istanbul (Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (IST or SAW Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm) Remaining of 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 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 . 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, 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 back to hotel to collect your luggage and 15:30pm transfer to airport for flight to Cappadocia at 18:55pm. 20:10pm Arrival to Cappadocia, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 04 : North Cappadocia (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
[OPTINAL: This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost of PER PERSON, 300 EUR ]
Breakfast, 09:30am start to visit the Esentepe vista viewpoint, located between Uchisar and Goreme. This stunning panorama provides breathtaking views of the town of Esentepe and the surrounding landscape of fairy chimneys. And then we visit Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. We will then have time to explore the Pasabag- Monks Valley, famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or “Pasha’s Vineyard. A break for lunch in Avanos. Visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. A short drive will take us to the surreal Devrent Valley, famed for its almost lunar landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. Today visit also The Zelve Open Air Museum, located between Urgup and Avanos. Love Valley, the huge phallic formations of Love Valley have been formed naturally thanks to erosion of the volcanic rock. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 05 : South Cappadocia /Flight to Izmir (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:30am, visit the Meskendir Valley, where groups will embark on a short trek through its magnificent landscape. and then to Rose Valley with its beautiful rock formations and hidden churches carved from rock. After that visit Red Valley, It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock carved churches. Visit one of the underground cities of Kaymakli OR Ozkonak Of the 36 underground cities built by the Christians to escape persecution, the one we visit is the widest and most famous. After lunch head to Pigeon Valley, we will stop and take in the views down to Pigeon Valley. And then to Wine yard. Our final stop is in the troglodyte town of Uchisar, Castle is named after the enormous rock standing in the center of town that once served as its castle. Transfer to Kayseri airport for evening 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, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity. Next visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis and the House of the Virgin Mary's. Overnight in Kusadasi
DAY 07: Day trip to Pamukkale (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 07:30am. Drive to Pamukkale, 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 which is also called Cleopatras Pool they charge extra entrance fee. In the evening back to hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 08: Izmir to Santorini Via Athens/Flight (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, free time until transfer to Izmir airport for flight to Santorini via Athens at 18:00pm.
22:30pm, Arrival to Santorini, meet and transfer to hotel. 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 Mykonos, meet at the port and transfer to hotel.
Remaining 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,
Remaining day is leisure and overnight Athens
DAY 13: Half day Athens City Tour (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, 07:45am depart for half day morning Athens 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. Afternoon day at leisure and 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.
13:20 pm, Arrival to Cairo, meet and transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 15 : Giza Sightseeing : (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Meet the tour guide at the hotel 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 back to hotel. Overnight in Cairo
DAY 16 : Flight from CAI/ASW, Nile Cruise: (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Breakfast Box from hotel in Cairo transfer to domestic Terminal flying to Aswan at 06:30 am
07:50 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 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/ Flight: (Meals: Breakfast)
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 then transfer to Luxor airport for an evening flight to Cairo at 19:45pm
20:55pm, Arrival to Cairo, Meet and transfer to hotel. Evening at Leisure and Overnight in Cairo
DAY 20 : Egyptian Museum, Citadel, 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 21 : Departure: (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out from hotel, transfer to Cairo Airport as per your flight departure time.