14-Day Classic Egypt and Turkey Tour
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Immerse in the historical attractions of ancient Egypt like the Pyramids
- Appreciate the pure beauty of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
- Admire finest cave churches of the Goreme Open Air Museum
- Marvel at the magnificent architecture in the ruins of Ephesus
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- Day 1
Welcome to Egypt! Soon as you arrive at the Cairo Airport, an airport representative will meet and greet you, then escort you to your private vehicle for your hotel in Cairo. Relax at leisure in your hotel for the rest of the day before your main tour.
- Day 2
After meeting your private driver and guide, you will have a full day to explore the mysterious Pyramids, the mighty Sphinx, Saqqara, and ancient Memphis city. These are some of the most iconic images of Egypt that should not be missed.
- Day 3
Today you will visit the Egyptian Museum, where a galaxy of Pharaonic antiquities is housed. Continue on to Old Cairo to visit the beautiful Mohammed Ali Mosque. Later, visit the Citadel of Salah El Din which stands on top of the hill overlooking the capital city. After that, pay a visit to the Hanging Church before exploring the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which is one of the best places in Egypt to experience local lives.
- Day 4
Early morning, you will take a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, embark on your pre-booked Nile Cruise. Enjoy lunch on board before taking an excursion to the famous Aswan High Dam, the Temple of Philae, and the beautiful Botanical Gardens on Elephantine Island.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 5
Today, you will have a land excursion to visit the Sobek Temple at Kom Ombo, a twin temple that is devoted to Sobek, the god of Fertility, and Haroeris, the falcon god. Continue sailing to Edfu to visit the Temple of Edfu, which is regarded as one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 6
Today, the cruise will sail to Luxor. It is a must-see city in Upper Egypt, which is famous for its vast temples, ancient royal tombs, and river scenery. You will explore some of the most incredible sites in the West Bank of Luxor, including Valley of the Kings, where ancient Pharaohs' tombs can be visited. Later, stop by the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the greatest Egyptian architectural achievements.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 7
After breakfast, disembark from your cruise to visit the East Bank of Luxor. First, you will visit the Karnak Temple Complex. It was built over 2,000 years and is still well kept till these days. Take a visit to the Luxor Temple, which contains some of the most beautiful examples of Egyptian statuary. After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport with a private vehicle for the flight back to Cairo. Head to your hotel for overnight.
- Day 8
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul, a metropolitan city of Turkey. Upon arrival, clear customs and claim luggage, you will be met by your driver, and then transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.
- Day 9
After meeting your private guide today, you will visit some of the most important cultural and historical sites in Istanbul. Start with a visit to the Topkapi Palace, which was also the home to the Ottoman sultans for about four centuries. Marvel at the splendid jewels, artifacts, and weapons among some of its collections inside of the palace. Later, go along the maze of narrow courtyards, passages in the Imperial Harem. Step back and explore the Hagia Sophia, a museum with both Islamic and Christian influences, which was said to have changed the history of architecture. Next, visit the Blue Mosque, which has gained its name through blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. After that, visit the Basilica Cistern, learning its function in ancient times. Last, you will visit the ancient Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisk, and Serpentine Column before returning back to the hotel.
- Day 10
Fly to Kayseri in the early morning. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Cappadocia with a private vehicle, to discover some of the most amazing landscape on the planet. The tour starts with Devrent Valley and Pasabag Valley, where you could see an array of volcanic formations. The fairy chimneys, mushroom-shaped natural obelisks are carved by wind and eroded by air. Later, drive to Avanos to take a chance to make your own pottery in a workshop. Afterward, admire some finest cave churches of the Goreme Open Air Museum. Continue to the Uchisar Castle, located at the highest point of Cappadocia, to enjoy a fabulous panoramic view over this region. The tour will be concluded with a visit to the Pigeon Valley.
- Day 11
Today, you will visit the Ortahisar, a natural citadel carved in rocks with raw beauty and historical feature. Descend into the Kaymakli Underground City, caved in the 7th century by Christians fleeing persecution. Continue to Cavusin Valley to find the troglodyte settlement; you could even find the breathtaking rock-cut church with beautiful frescoes at the Cavusin Kilise. After lunch, drop by the Red Valley and the Wine House, renowned for its fertile vineyards benefit from the mineral-laden volcanic soil in this region.
- Day 12
Today, you will be transferred to the airport in Kayseri for the flight to Izmir ( the flight stops over in Istanbul). Upon arrival, a private transfer will take you to the Agora, a marketplace built in Roman Era, and turned into Open Air Museum nowadays. Later, drop by the Kizlaragasi Hani, originally an inn for trade caravan from the East carrying silk and spices that was gorgeous in its heyday. After the tour, you will be escorted to Kusadasi, a peaceful town sitting on Turkey's Aegean coast.
- Day 13
After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour to the ancient City of Ephesus. Here, you will see some well maintained Roman ancient relics, including the Arcadian Way, the Antique Theater, the Roman Baths, and the Celsus Library. After that, you will marvel at the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Shrine of Virgin Mary and Basilica of St. John. After the tour, drive back to Kusadasi for overnight.
- Day 14
Enjoy a time of leisure in Kusadasi before being escorted to the airport in Izmir for your flight to next destination. End of service.
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