Explore the ancient & modern heritage of these two amazing countries, enjoy tasty local cuisine, take in the beauty of the valleys in Cappadocia and the temple-studded Nile River.
NOTE: BALLOONING IN CAPPADOCIA EXTRA
Istanbul: Arrive Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Mercure Istanbul TaksimOtel 4*
Later in the day proceed on old city tour of Istanbul.
Pick up from your hotel in the evening and enjoy HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Evening drive through Golden Horn. As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. Across the centuries thousands of ships sailed through its golden waters for trade and warfare. Driving along its shores we will see churches, mosques, ruins, museums, traditional districts, parks, bridges and a lot more, enjoying magnificent vistas of the city throughout the route.
While the Grand Bazaar may be the largest and most famous of Istanbul’s covered bazaars, this Spice Market wins the prize for being the most colorful, fragrant, and often the most fun.
Enjoy an amazing traditional Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA. Lined with extravagant palaces, crumbling wooden mansions, lush gardens, tiny fishing villages and an unparalleled array of spots to watch the boats go by, the Bosphorus offers something for everyone
Cross Istanbul’s stunning Bosphorus Bridge, take in spectacular city views from Camlica Hill. Once on Istanbul’s Asian side, first destination is Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul at 875 feet (267 meters) above sea level Beylerbeyi Palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz to act as an imperial summer residence for the royal family. With 24 rooms and 6 halls it is used as a quite summer home, and was also used to entertain visiting dignitaries. After the tour transfer back to your hotel
Overnight in Istanbul
Included Meals: BOSPHOROUS CRUISE WITH DINNER
Breakfast at hotel followed by full day tour with Lunch.
Hippodrome of Constantinople which was a public arena mainly for chariot races in old times. The hippodrome was decorated with monuments that were brought in from across the empire including the Serpent Column (YılanlıSütun) from Delphi and Obelisk of Thutmosis III (Obelisk of Theodosius) from Egypt
Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey. You need to go inside to see why it is called the ‘Blue Mosque’.
Saint Sophia Museum. This architectural wonder was a former Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, built in the 4th century by Constantine the Great. Following the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453, Mehmet the Conqueror declared the Hagia Sophia a mosque and it was considered as one of the holiest Islamic temples of the world. And finally under the order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the Council of Ministers the Hagia Sophia opened as a museum in 1935. Today, it is visited by nearly 10,000 people per day. Lunch at a local restaurant
The Grand Bazaar which is an overwhelming experience for many tourists. With its 66 streets and over 4000 shops, the Grand Bazaar is the biggest covered bazaar in the world.
Time to explore the Topkapi Palace where was the private residence of the Sultan and the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire was built in 1461 by Mehmet the Conqueror.
After the tour transfer back to your hotel,Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul
Included Meals: Lunch.
PEGASUS AIRLINES PC – 2732 – SAW (08:25) → ASR (09:45) 01h 20m
Breakfast at the hotel and Check-out for transfer to Istanbul /SABIHA Airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival to Kayseri Airport, you will be transferred to your
Cappadocia Hotel – Doubletree by Hilton 4*
Later proceed for a full day tour of Cappadocia: First visit will be Devrent Valley, which is famed for its lunar-like landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. We will take the time to explore the valley and witness some of its most unusual rock formations. Then visit Pasabag (Monks Valley) famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. Next stop before lunch break is the town of Avanos renowned for its multi-millennial handcraft of pottery.
In the afternoon visit Göreme Open-Air Museum an impressive collection of monasteries, churches and chapels that date back to the Middle Ages. Goreme Open Air Museum is also listed on the World Heritage Sites in UNESCO since 1985. Today’s last visit is Uchisar Castle which is the highest peak in Cappadocia region except the volcanoes and the most prominent land formation
After the tour transfer back to your hotel
Overnight stay at Hotel
Check out from the hotel. Transfer to Kayseri Airport for your flight to Cairo VIA ISTANBUL. ARRIVE CAIRO
On arrival you will be received by our representative / driver and transfer to hotel.
Evening trip to attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area.
Delight in an evening’s entertainment as the Great Pyramid of Giza comes to life with lights and lasers under the night sky. The Sphinx “narrates” a condensed history of the ancient Egyptians while the projected effects give new perspective to the ancient structures.
Take a trip out of the city center to the edge of the desert, where the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World lies intact after thousands of years, waiting to put on a fabulous spectacle of sight and sound. The 3 majestic pyramids are lit up in a multitude of colors and fashions, delivering a dramatic display against the jet-black night sky and the wind-swept desert.
The booming “voice” of the Sphinx accompanies the illuminations, covering 7,000 years of history in theatrical fashion. Marvel at the glories and achievements of the Egyptian civilization as you gaze upon their greatest and most iconic accomplishment, the Great Pyramid of Giza, enjoyed in an inventive combination of history and contemporary entertainment.
Overnight at your hotel.
After Breakfast. Start your tour visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display is a 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, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated.
Then visit the Great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren&Mykerions. Cheops is the most colossal ever built. Next is a close-up look at Sphinx – a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren.
Breakfast at Hotel, then meet your guide to travel to Alexandria by our
private A/C Van, upon arrival start touring Alexandria visiting:
Overnight stay at Cairo.
FLIGHT TIMINGS WILL BE INTIMATED LATER AFTER BOOKING.
Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by plane to Aswan. Arrival, and move to visit the High Dam and the Philae temple. Transfer to the Nile Cruise. Lunch on board. Sail to KomOmbo. Afternoon tea. Visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu. Dinner on board. Disco party. Overnight in Edfu.
Breakfast on board. Visit The Temple of Horus in Edfu. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party. Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast on board. Cross to the West Bank to visit Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Excursion to the Valley of Kings; visit the tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenopis III facing the Nile. Then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation. The flight is approximately 30:45 minutes depend on the weather. Transfer to the airport. Departure by plane to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for shopping or independent activities.
Overnight stay in Cairo.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for final departure.
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