Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days tour

Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
16 days
From: $ 1,995 $ 125 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Istanbul - Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia and Basilica Underground Cistern
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair memorials and trenches
  • Roman ruins of Pergamum and Ephesus
  • Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Roman Hierapolis
  • Carpet weaving demonstration and leather house visit
  • Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian Museum
  • Aswan - High Dam, Philae Temple, River Nile
  • Nile felucca cruising - islands en route
  • Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Short Description

Combine the highlights of Turkey and Egypt on this 16 day tour. From Istanbul's iconic Blue Mosque, ancient Ephesus and the mineral pools of Pamukkale in Turkey to the great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and Luxor's tomb strewn Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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End City N/A

Destinations

Egypt Turkey

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Trip Includes

  • 14 breakfasts and 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 7 nights 4 star and special class hotels in Turkey, 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt
  • 2 nights aboard a felucca (open deck)
  • 2 nights overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • Airport arrival transfer in Turkey day 1 and departure shuttle on day 8 at 11am and 1:30pm to Istanbul Airport
  • Cairo - Airport arrival transfer on day 8 and departure transfer on day 16
  • Touring of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pergamum, Pamukkale Hierapolis
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan & Luxor
  • Escorted by degree qualified tour guides in Turkey and Egypt
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Flight from Denizli (Pamukkale) to Istanbul

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Itinerary

Day : 1 Istanbul

Saturday. Hello Turkey! Arrive Istanbul and transfer to our hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure consider heading out to explore the city.

Day : 2 The Old City

Guided tour of the city that spans Europe and Asia. Tour the Hippodrome area, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern.

Day : 3 Gallipoli

Istanbul – Gallipoli. Our first destination is Gallipoli where we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the historical battlefields, carefully tended cemeteries, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials, and of course – ANZAC Cove.

Day : 4 Troy and Coastal Kusadasi

Gallipoli – Kusadasi. Heading south, we enjoy a guided tour of Homer’s Troy, famed for the Trojan wooden horse and fabled Helen. Continuing to the Roman acropolis of Pergamum - the cultural and political capital of its time, we tour the impressive temple ruins, library and medical facilities. Afterwards we visit a local leather emporium for a spot of shopping, en route to coastal Kusadasi. Enjoy the hotel facilities.

Day : 5 Legendary Ephesus

Today, we explore legendary Ephesus and see the ruins of the great Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. Afterward, we stop by a local carpet manufacturing house.

Day : 6 Pamukkale Travertines

Kusadasi - Pamukkale. Tour the ancient town of Hierapolis and the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. You can walk barefoot along the terraces allowing the mineral rich waters to wash over your feet or opt for a dip in the hot springs renowned for their therapeutic powers since roman times. Continue to our hotel for an evening at leisure.

Day : 7 Istanbul - your way

Pamukkale - Istanbul. After breakfast and hotel check out we make our way to Denizli airport for our onward flight to Istanbul. On arrival our representative will be waiting to meet you upon your arrival. Transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening are free time. Consider heading out to one of the local cafes for a hearty breakfast followed by a visit to the legendary, if cavernous Grand Bazaar or the exotic Egyptian Spice Market. Just the ticket for souvenir, clothing and handbag purchases!

Day : 8 Goodbye Turkey, Hello Egypt

Saturday! Departure transfers to Istanbul Airport offered at 11am and 1.30pm for your flight to Egypt (flight not included in our tour price). Arrive Cairo Airport and included transfer to hotel. Free time, consider taking some R&R by the hotel swimming pool.

Please note: The flight from Istanbul to Cairo is not included in the cost of this tour. Turkish Airlines and Egyptair offer flights between Istanbul and Cairo, check the THY or Egyptair websites for more details.

Travelling in 2020 Your flight from Istanbul to Cairo will need to be booked for Day 7, and should depart no earlier than 1pm. Please refer to the trip notes for more information.

Day : 9 Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara

Cairo - Aswan. This morning we visit the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at the Giza Plateau, before continuing on to Saqqara to explore its myriad of tombs and temples. Later there is a chance to have dinner before the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Day : 10 Temple of Philae

Arrive Aswan and check into our hotel. Today, we visit the High Dam and travel by boat to the Temple of Philae and a perfume oil emporium. Then there is free time to shop in the colourful souqs or sit back and watch an amazing sunset.

Day : 11-12 Felucca sailing

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night cruise downstream. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. A stop will also be made at the Temple of Kom Ombo on day 12. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise with our Nile Cruise Upgrade.

Day : 13 Luxor

Kom Ombo - Luxor. Arrive in Luxor and opt to visit the wonderfully illuminated Luxor Temple by night (book/pay locally).

Day : 14 Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. Today we tour West Bank, visiting the Colossi of Memnon, Valleys of the Kings and the colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. After time for lunch, we explore the giant Temple of Karnak - a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers. Tonight we return to Cairo by sleeper train.

Day : 15 Egyptian Museum

Cairo. Arrival and hotel check-in. Later, we visit the famous Egyptian Museum, famed for the treasures of King Tutankhamen and his famous solid gold funerary mask. This afternoon is free - perhaps spend the remainder of the day exploring Cairo your way.

Day : 16 Cairo

Sunday - Cairo. Hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to airport.

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Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days

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The tour was everything and more than I expected it to be and I fulfilled a childhood dream

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Egypt is a fascinating country and its history was brought alive by Mo.

Myself and Ana enjoyed visiting the different sites and we were able to visit the tomb of Queen Nefartari, which was an added bonus. Abu Simbel blew my mind by its scale.

We both felt that there could've been more time given to those who wanted to explore sites. For example, our visit to Saqqara was limited and there was no opportunity to wander around. Perhaps give those who are more adventurous the chance to explore and rendezvous later?
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Tour was great, a good balance between visiting sights and down time

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A little more time in the markets would have been nice as opposed to just shopping at the co-ops. The tour that ended in Marrakesh got this opportunity but those finishing in Casablanca didn't. Our guide was fantastic. He went out of his way to accommodate the needs of the individuals in the group.
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The tour was fantastic and our tour guide Waleed was brilliant! His knowledge and passion for ancient Egypt was fascinating and he really went out of his was to make the tour enjoyable for everyone

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The highlights were the Valley of the Kings and scuba diving on the beautiful reefs of Hurghada in the Red Sea. I would highly recommend the King Ramses tour for anyone with a sense of adventure.
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The guide was simply the best guide I’ve had ever, and I’ve had well over 30 guides in my travels

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He was my only knowledgeable, and welcoming but he made the tour work for everyone with different needs so we didn’t have to worry.

He was excellent! So accommodating and knowledgeable

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Literally knew the answer to any question I asked (and I asked a lot).

Amazing guide, Mohammed was so knowledgeable and informative

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He was the best guide I have ever had on a tour. He opened up Jordan and invited us in and showed us his country and his culture. Just amazing!

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Trip Excludes

  • International flights (including the flight from Istanbul to Cairo), visas and tipping
  • Tip for your tour guides in Turkey and Egypt. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per person, per day. For your driver in Turkey we recommend USD$2 per person per day. Tipping of these persons mentioned above is an entirely personal gesture
  • Entrance Fees: USD$160-180pp, paid in local currency

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