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

Turkey & Tutankhamun with Cruise - 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: $ 2,425 $ 152 / 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 cruise - cruising the Nile from Aswan to Luxor
  • 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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Destinations

Egypt Turkey

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Trip Includes

  • 14 breakfasts and 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 7 nights 4 star and special class hotels in Turkey, 3 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt
  • 3 nights aboard a five star Nile cruiser
  • 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 - Istanbul. 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

Friday. 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!

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.

Day : 8 Goodbye Turkey, Hello Egypt

Saturday. Departure transfers to Ataturk Airport offered at 11am and 1.30pm for your flight to Egypt. 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 Romantic Philae Temple

Arrive into Aswan this morning and board your 5 star Nile Cruiser where you will spend the next three nights. In the afternoon enjoy a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island for a guided tour of the romantic Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. Upon returning to Aswan we visit a perfume oil emporium. The use of essential and perfumed oils in Egypt dates back to 2700BC. Perfumed oils were used by women, pharaohs and by temple priests for worship who offered a melange of 6 perfumes called Kyphi to the Sun God at dawn, noon and dusk.

As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt's southern most town straddling the River Nile.

Day : 11-12 Nile Cruising

Aswan - Nile cruise - Luxor. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II. In the afternoon our Nile Cruiser departs Aswan and we cruise the River Nile to Kom Ombo where we disembark to visit the temple which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek before returning to the cruiser.

The following day relax, enjoy a swim in the pool and chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away as we cruise the River Nile to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Arriving into Luxor in the afternoon the rest of the day is free to explore the city before we spend our final night aboard the cruiser.

Day : 13 Luxor

This morning we disembark and check into our 5 star Luxor hotel. The day is free to relax and explore. Tonight, an optional visit is available to the Temple of Luxor.

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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Flights & Transport

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Accomodations

4 and 5 star

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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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