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Wonders of Turkey and Egypt 8 days

duration : 8 days

Wonders of Turkey and Egypt 8 days

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Travel to Cairo and Istanbul

8 days –  7 nights

Discover Egypt and Turkey for 8 days. Enjoy the beauty of nature and history of Istanbul together with the Egyptian dawn of history with it’s different cultures.

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 Tour

Breakfast. Then Meet with your Egyptologist tour guide to enjoy your tour visiting to:
–  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

  • Sakkara is 27-Km Southwest of Cairo. Including a visit to the step Pyramids of Sakkara (The first proper Pyramids built for the king Zoser, it is considered evolution of the Pyramid from the simple Mastaba to the Pyramid in its known form)
    • Followed by a visit to The Pyramids of Unas & Oser-Kaf the Mastaba. Tomb of Mereruka, Ti & Pta-Hotep (carved and painted tombs)
  • Then Memphis the ancient capital of Egypt where Colossal Statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx,

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

 

Day 3:Cairo Sightseeing

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 the renowned Saladin Citadel that was built by Saladin in the 12th Century and was the seat of power for the following 700 years. On the premises is the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, one of the landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of the city. The Mohammed Ali mosque was built in Turkish style, very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey.
  • Then continue to Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Shops in this district are legendary for fine border brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques …etc.

Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

 

Day 4:  Fly to Turkey

Breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure to Turkey. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul, Turkey and overnight.
Day 5:  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 FortressFatih 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 6:  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). Continue to 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 the ancient hippodromeEgyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and others. Back to hotel and overnight. The duration of that day is approximately 07 hours.
Day 7:  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 8:  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 in Istanbul including breakfast.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo are private guided tours.
  • All Tours in Istanbul, Turkey as mentioned above are private tours
  • Bosphorus Tour on Cruise is sharing group
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide throughout your trips
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Meals at hotels and during tours in Cairo and Istanbul 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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