15 Day Wonders Of Turkey - Egypt Combined Tour

TST22812-4742020
Highlights

Welcome to our combined Turkey and Egypt Tour! Turkey and Egypt are the ultimate destinations for families, couples and singles of all ages with a host of different and exciting activities to keep you busy, as well as a variety of cultures, histories, sights and experiences to tantalise even the youngest traveller. For those with about two weeks to experience Turkey and Egypt, this is it! We will take you to all of the must see spots in Turkey and Egypt.

Day 1 : Istanbul - Arrival Day

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with our staff. Transfer from Airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.



 

Day 2 : Istanbul Tour
Breakfast Included

We pick you up at 08.30 from your hotel for the daily tour of old Istanbul City, upon breakfast.

Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. 

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

We  will then take you to the Grand Spice Bazaar which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping on many Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays. If your tour is on one of these days, we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace museum.

Day 3 : Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour
Breakfast Included

After breakfast, we pick you up at 08.30 from the hotel for the tour of Bosphorus and the Asian part of Istanbul. During the tour, we will enjoy a Bosphorus Cruise, having lunch and visiting the Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Asian side. Tonight we have an evening flight to Kusadasi.



 

Day 4 : Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour
Breakfast Included

After breakfast at 08.30, we depart from hotel for fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13.00. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center.

After lunch, we will have a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening, you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine.

On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 : Kusadasi and Cappadocia
Breakfast Included

After breakfast, the day is yours till your flight time. You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport fr your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival transfer and check into your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.



 

Day 6 : Cappadocia Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at 09:30 for the second day in Cappadocia. You will visit: Red valley (4 kms hiking), Rose valley (visiting the churches), Cavusin (Old Christian village), lunch in Pigeon valley, Kaymakli underground city, and Ortahisar Castle. After the tour, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.



 

Day 7 : Cappadocia Tour - Goreme Open Air Museum
Breakfast and Lunch Included

Today, after breakfast, we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximately 09.30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia.

After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin, you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then, you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi, you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley which is also called Imagination Valley where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then, you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting.

Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats which are the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 8 : Istanbul – Cairo
Breakfast and Dinner Included

After breakfast check out from the hotel and depart by international flight to Egypt. Upon arrival in Cairo International Airport, meet with your local representative and we will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city, have a relax dinner in hotel and our tour will start tomorrow. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.



 

Day 9 : Memphis - Sakkara - Pyramids of Giza Tour
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After your breakfast, pick up from your hotel and shall start our tour today. Firstly, we will drive to the countryside to visit the first Capital of Egypt, Memphis. Memphis founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. However, by the Third Dynasty, the building at Saqqara suggests that Memphis had become a sizable city.

Afterwards, we will go to Sakkara, the large necropolis of Memphis to admire the step Pyramid of Zoser where the first Pyramid ever built. After a short stop, we will have our lunch at a typical Egyptian Restaurant in the area. After lunch, we shall continue our journey, we will visit the three Pyramids of Giza. It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. Also it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Below the pyramids, you will visit the Mysterious Great sphinx and the valley temple of Khephren. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 10 : Egyptian Museum - Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque - Khan El Khalili Bazaars Tour
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After breakfast, we will start our tour. Today we will visit the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, it is a home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. Also it store housing the magnificent treasures of Tutankhamen. Then we will have our lunch break in a typical Egyptian Restaurant in the area before we continue our journey of today.

After the lunch break, Murti's Tour will lead you to visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster mosque, it located in the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century. With its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816. This mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city from no matter which side.

The last spots of today is the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaars which is the one of the most interesting bazaar in whole middle east. Lots of cafes, restaurants, shops, and large number of vendors and buyers constitute a dynamic panorama of the place. Drinking Hibiscus, Karakare, Helba, or any of the various typical Egyptian beverages, is a pleasant experience for visitors and guests to get a real taste experience. For smokers, there is the Shisha, or water pipe, to be tried.At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cairo





 

Day 11 : Cairo - Aswan - 3 Nights Nile Cruise
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After breakfast, we will transfer you to airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival Aswan Airport, we will arrange the transfer you to the port for embarkation to the cruise ship before lunch. We will have a stop and visit Philae Temple and High Dam. Philae Temple was dismantled and reassembled (on Agilika Island about 550 meters from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. Lunch and dinner will be included on board. At last, the cruise ship will sail to Kom Ombo. Dinner and overnight onboard the cruise ship.



 

Day 12 : Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor - 3 Nights Nile Cruise
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today,after breakfast, we will have a tour to visit Kom Ombo Temple, the building is unique because its 'double' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. Then the cruise ship will be continue sail to Edfu where is the site of the Ptolemaic. Lunch will be served on board. Upon arrival Edfu, we will visit Horus Temple which is an ancient settlement. Afterwards, we shall continue our sail to Luxor via Esna Lock.

As the site of the Ancient Egyptan city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. During your day on cruise, there is a Galabia party, where you will be encouraged to get Egyptian outfits and wear the local Galabia. Dinner and overnight onboard the cruise ship.



 

Day 13 : Luxor - 3 Nights Nile Cruise
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today, after breakfast, we will arrive Luxor and we will visit the West bank of Luxor. Valley of the Kings was the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs. The only entrance to this place was a long narrow winding path. This was a secret place, where sentries were placed at the entrance of the Valley, as well as along the top of the hills, in the hopes of discouraging tomb robbers, who had in the past plundered all royal tombs, including the treasures of the Pyramids! Some thefts were probably carefully planned, but others were spur of the moment, as when an earlier tomb was accidentally discovered while cutting a new one and workmen took advantage of the opportunity. This may have happened when KV 46 was found during the cutting of KV 4 or KV 3 nearby. The tombs in the Valley range from a simple pit, to a tomb with over 121 chambers and corridors.

Hatshepsut temple at Dier El Bahar is one of the most characteristic temples in the whole of Egypt, due to its design and decorations. It was built of limestone, not sandstone like most of the other funerary temples of the New Kingdom period. Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.

After lunch, we shall visit the East bank of Luxor. Karnak Temple is the largest Temple in the World! The complex contains a group of Temples such as the Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple, The Temple of Ptah, the Temple of Montho and the Temple of the God Osiris. A 20m high, mud brick enclosure wall, surrounded all of these buildings. Luxor Temple or The Temple of Luxor, is among the most beautiful Temples in Egypt. It was known in the New Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt, which means the southern shrine. This was to differentiate between this Temple and Karnak Temple, which was the northern house of Amon Ra. After the tour, we will back to the cruise ship and enjoy the dinner which is follow by belly dancer show. Dinner and overnight onboard the cruise ship.



 

Day 14 : Luxor - Cairo Tour
Breakfast and Dinner Included

After your breakfast which will be served on board, we will check out from the cruise and we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Cairo.

Upon arrival Cairo, transfer to your hotel and you will be given your room key. The rest of the day is leisure for you. Enjoy your last day in Egypt, do little shopping to buy some souvenirs for your friends and family. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.



 

Day 15 : Cairo - End of the Tour
Breakfast Included

Today is the end of the tour, it's time to say goodbye with you. Regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange your transfer to Cairo International Airport for your international flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing us.

Includes

  • 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Guided Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum Tour
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Return airport transfer
  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul airport
  • 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • Guided tour in Cappadocia
  • 7 dinners
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia
  • 7 local lunches
  • 15 breakfasts
  • Guided full day Museum, Citadel, Mosque and Bazaars
  • Guided full day Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids Tour
  • Guided Nile Cruise
  • Arrival airport transfer from Cairo International Airport
  • Return airport transfer to Cairo International Airport
  • Domestic flights to Aswan
  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation in Cairo
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on Nile Cruise


Excludes

  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • Country entry Visa
  • Tips and Personal expenses

TRAVELSHOP TURKEY NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We would like to offer you our updated cancellation policies due to Corona Virus issue.

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; cares for the well-being of its guests and its partners very much. As a company, we keep guests’ satisfaction, health & wealth as our priority.

In order to pre-book your tours and benefit from your bookings until the last day, we have made some alterations to ease the process. As a result of this process, you will save time and money and no risk taken when you book to travel with us.

BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; makes it easy to book the tours with an advanced payment of only 25% with the rest of 75% payable on arrival. You can cancel your new bookings anytime until 15 May 2020 up to 2 working days prior to your departure. If you will prefer to make bank transfer for the remaining balance of 75%, you need to make sure that it is received by our side by the tour start date. If through a credit card, you can always make the payment our online service only to be withdrawn by the tours start date.


CANCELLATION PROCEDURES:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; will not apply any penalties to you if you cancel before 2 working days of tour departure date until 15 May 2020, your deposit of 25% to be refunded. This way, our guests will be on the safe side and will not worry about penalties. In case that you have informed us of your arrival/departure flight details and received related confirmations for accommodation and tour programs, yet haven’t showed up for the tour, 25% deposit to be non-refundable. With the exception of ready-made packages, if you require different accommodation venues like any international brand name hotels, your tours would fall under “customized/tailor-made tours” category and hotels’ regulations to be applicable and to be announced within the itinerary. Our aim is not to charge guests’ for a penalty and care for the benefit of the guests that we will comply from here on end. 

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHT PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS:

As we strive to refund our guests fully, we haven’t included our domestic flights. Each domestic flight has its own set of regulations applicable. Therefore, to cover you and keep from a no-show penalties, we will provide our tours without the calculation of domestic flights. Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy. When your booking is ascertained, we will require flight ticket price in full. If cancelled, we will comply by Airline Company’s cancellation policy. This way, we would be able to ease the process and provide a comfortable and worry-free travel.  

 

WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION

We would like to again underline that our purpose is to cover you from any harm due to this virus issue and help as best we can. You may direct this information to your guests with a comfort and the fact that no loss on their part that, this may help you to travel to Turkey as a popular destination that TravelShop Turkey caters for. TravelShop Turkey has over 1.000 tours in 30 different categories that you can book and purchase with a comfort and confidence as no cancellation fees will be deducted from you.

 

Please let us know in case of any further assistance required by yourselves that we are willing to help in every way that we can.

 

P.S. Besides from the Updated Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Procedures and Domestic Flights Regulations as listed above, all current terms and conditions  on the itineraries still valid and applicable respectively.


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20 March, 2020 - 15 March, 2021 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Book Now
Istanbul - Izmir
Izmir - Kusadasi
Kusadasi - Ephesus
Ephesus - Sirince
Sirince - Cappadocia
Cappadocia - Cairo
Cairo - Cairo
Cairo - Egypt
Egypt - Egypt
Egypt - Cairo
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