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The Best of Egypt & Turkey 12 days 11 nights

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The Best of Egypt & Turkey 12 days 11 nights

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The Best of Egypt & Turkey

12 days/ 11 nights

See the best that Egypt and Turkey have to offer. Spend two days sightseeing in Cairo and then embark on a Nile cruise to see the temples of ancient Egypt in Luxor, Aswan, Edfu & Kom Ombo. Travel to Istanbul, Turkey to end you trip with 4 days of sightseeing in this beautiful city.

Day 1:Arrival Cairo

Arrival to Egypt. Sun East Tours  Representative will meet you at the airport, assist you through customs and will be with you to help you check into your hotel,  review your itinerary, answer questions and most of all, help to make sure that your trip will be of the best experiences you’ve ever had.

Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

 

 

Day 2:Pyramids / Cairo Tour

Breakfast. Then Meet with your Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to enjoy your tour visiting to:

  • The Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display is rare collection of 5000 years of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry.
  • Then visit Great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions. Cheops is the most colossal ever built. It is the last of the seven Wonders of the ancient world that still standing. Next is a close-up look at Sphinx – a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren
  • Then continue to Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Shops in this district are legendary for fine border brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques …etc.

At the end of the day we will transfer you back to your hotel.

(Optional) Nile Dinner Cruise with Show including transportation, dinner, Belly Dancer, Tanura Show.

The cost is 49 Euro per person.

Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

 

Day 3:  Cairo/ Luxor Nile Cruise

Check out from hotel in the morning then transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight to Luxor where you will be met and assisted, then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to board your Nile cruise to check in. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise.
Day 4:  Luxor West Bank/ Edfu

After breakfast on your Nile cruise, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut approximately in the 15th century BC. Head to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail to Edfu enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board Nile Cruise.
Day 5:  Edfu / Kom Ombo Temples

After breakfast on Nile Cruise, visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Sail toKom Ombo to see the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Lunch on board. Continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board you deluxe Nile Cruise.
Day 6:  Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast on Nile cruise, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, theUnfinished Obelisk, then on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Dinner and overnight on board deluxe Nile Cruise.
Day 7:  Back to Cairo

Disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, then transfer to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairowhere you will be met and assisted at the airport then taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8:  Fly to Turkey

Breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure to Turkey. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul, Turkey and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9:  Istanbul Tours

Breakfast at your hotel in Istanbul, then transfer to a morning scenic cruise on the Bosphorus, the strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. The ferry stops on both the Asian and European sides for several times during the one-hour cruise. Later, we visit the Rumeli Fortress. Fatih Sultan Mohammed had this fortress in the European part built during the preparations for the conquest in an incredibly short time in 1452. Also, visit the spice market where a multitude of herbs have been sold since the 15th century.
Day 10:  Istanbul Tours

After breakfast, enjoy a day of sightseeing with a tour of Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans for about 400 years, with its fabulous collections of jewels and other artifacts. Also visit the Harem section, another palace inside the Topkapi, here you will hear of the history of eunuchs and the high education of the concubines. Continue the tour with a visit to Hagia Sophia, originally built as a church by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and used as a mosque during the Ottoman era until 1935 (today it’s a museum encompassing both Christianity and Islam). Next visit the Blue Mosque, famous for its beautiful blue tiles decorating the interior walls. Built in the 17th century and both it and Hagia Sophia are considered masterpieces of their period. Continue to the Basilica cistern, the best known and the largest of the closed cisterns built under the Justinian basilica in the 6th century. Later, we will discover the highlights of theancient hippodromeEgyptian ObeliskSerpentine Column, and others. Back to hotel and overnight. The duration of that day is approximately 07 hours.
Day 11:  Istanbul Tours

After breakfast, you will be guided to visit the Islamic Art Museum, where major pieces of Islamic art and ethnographic textiles are gathered from all over the country. After, walk to the Covered Bazaar, a labyrinth of streets filled with all sorts of tempting items to purchase: harem bracelets, colorful carpets, hand-painted ceramics, and more (it’s said there are 3,000 shops!). A visit to Dolmabace Palace is included. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour through the old streets and trade areas to the mosque complex of Suleiman the Magnificent, the most famous piece of Islamic art of the Ottoman Renaissance and built by the great architect Sinan. Back to Hotel and overnight. The duration of that day is approximately 06 hours.
Day 12:  Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul International Airport for final departure.
WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 5* Superior Nile Cruise on full board.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Istanbul including breakfast.
  • Domestic flights ( Cairo – Luxor & Aswan – Cairo )
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo are private guided tours.
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group.
  • All Tours in Istanbul, Turkey as mentioned in the itinerary are private tours
  • Bosphorus Tour on Cruise is sharing group
  • English-speaking Tour Guide throughout your trips
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Meals in hotels, Nile cruise and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.

 

WHAT’S EXCLUDED:

  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt & Turkey
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping
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