Turkey, Jordan & Egypt in 12 Days

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Istanbul & World Wonders

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An unforgettable multi-country tour of Turkey, Jordan and Egypt! Experience the diverse culture and heritage of Istanbul and tick two Wonders of the World off of your bucket list at Petra and the Great Pyramids.

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Cairo
Giza
Amman
Petra
Wadi Rum
Istanbul
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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Discover two wonders of the world on this bucket-list trip! Experience the heritage of Amman, take in the views from Mount Nebo and uncover the secrets of the lost city of Petra. Cross the Wadi Rum desert and explore the cultures of Cairo before visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza

11 days trip including flights*

11 days and 10 nights in destination

1

LON - IST

Istanbul

2

Istanbul

3

Istanbul

4

IST-AMM

Amman

5

Petra

6

Petra

7

Amman

8

AMM-CAI

Giza

9

Giza

10

Giza

11

CAI - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Istanbul
Touch down in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel, get settled in, and, if time allows, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring this historic, lively city. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
2nd Day: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a day to explore Istanbul at your own pace. Discover its labyrinthine bazaars, colourful city life and eclectic architecture. To make sure you see all the top sights, we recommend an optional full-day city tour!* Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Full-Day Istanbul City Tour: See the most emblematic sights in Istanbul, beginning with the incredible Hagia Sophia Basilica and the Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Sultanahmet before continuing to the iconic Blue Mosque and the historic Hippodrome. End the afternoon at the bustling Grand Bazaar, home to more than 4000 shops!

Optional
Full-Day Istanbul City Tour with lunch
3rd Day: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a boat trip on the Bosphorus Channel, which runs through the heart of the city, marking the border between Europe and Asia. Appreciate captivating views of the old palaces of the Sultans and traditional riverside houses as you view the city from a different perspective. Disembark and head to the famous Spice Bazaar, established by the Ottomans and filled with exotic aromas. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy the delights of Istanbul at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to the Anatolian side of the city to see its more important sights and discover more of Istanbul!* Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion: Explore the 'Asian' or Anatolian side of Istanbul including its ornate Beylerbeyi Palace, the historic Eyüp neighborhood and the hilltop Pierre Loti Cafe, for excellent views across the city and the old trading harbour known as the Golden Horn. Lunch included. 

Included
Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit
Optional
Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch
4th Day: Istanbul - Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to leave Turkey behind as you head to Amman. Amman is the modern capital of Jordan but possesses dozens of ancient historical sites, set across several hillsides in northern Jordan. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Alternatively, if you arrive early* in the day, why not take an optional city tour to get to know the most emblematic sights in the city? ** Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.***

* Possibility of booking early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

**Optional Amman City Tour with Dinner: Explore Amman this afternoon, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom founded 7000 years ago. See the city's most emblematic sights including Amman Citadel, Hercules Temple, the Byzantine Church and the Ummayad Palace and pay a visit to the fascinating Amman Archaeological Museum. Head downtown to see the incredible Roman Amphitheatre and the old markets before exploring the newer part of the city. End the tour with an authentic Jordanian dinner at a local restaurant.

*** Please note: If you arrive at the hotel after 9:00 p.m, dinner will not be included. Instead, you will have the option to reserve a cold packed dinner for an additional charge in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
Amman Afternoon City Tour
5th Day: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak Castle - Petra

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Madaba this morning to see the oldest mosaic map in the world, housed within the historic St. George Church. Continue to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land and later buried, take in the spectacular views of this sacred place. Next, drive to the fascinating Shobak Castle, a Crusader Castle dating back to 1115. At the end of the visit, head to Petra and check in at the hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure, ready to discover the ancient city in the morning! If you can't wait, we recommend an optional Petra by Night excursion!* Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.

*Optional Petra By Night Excursion: Savour the opportunity to discover the legendary sights of Petra by night! Walk along the Siq Gorge before arriving at the iconic Treasury to admire its legendary candlelit facade. A spectacular sight!

Included
Visit to Shobak Castle
Included
Madaba City Tour & Mount Nebo
Optional
Petra By Night Excursion
6th Day: Petra

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend today exploring the famed Nabatean capital with an excursion to Petra! During the visit, discover the most important and representative monuments, sculpted into the rock by this ancient civilization. Admire the Treasury, the famous and most internationally recognised monument featured in one of the Indiana Jones films, and other highlights, such as the Coloured Tombs and the Royal Tombs. Let your imagination run wild as you learn about life here in ancient times. Petra is one of those places in the world that you must visit at least once in your life! One of the Seven Wonders of the World, enjoy an unforgettable day exploring this bucket-list site. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.

Included
Full-Day Tour of Petra
7th Day: Petra - Wadi Rum - Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to beautiful Wadi Rum, the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Take a 4x4 excursion across the lunar-like landscape for an unforgettable experience. At the indicated time, return to Amman and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the culture and atmosphere of the Jordanian capital. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.

Included
4x4 Desert Safari in Wadi Rum
8th Day: Amman - Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your adventure today as you head to Egypt! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Touch down in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. Once you've settled in the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to get to know the sights and sounds of Cairo, in the shadow of the Great Pyramids! Go shopping at the local souk or sample the national cuisine. Overnight stay in Cairo.

9th Day: Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the Egyptian capital today with an excursion to the legendary Great Pyramids! Begin at the Giza plateau, home of the three Great Pyramids, built over 4,500 years ago and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history as you walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs. Continue to the Great Sphinx to unearth more secrets of Ancient Egypt. The remainder of the day is free to explore Cairo at your leisure. Overnight stay in Cairo.

Included
Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour
10th Day: Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore Cairo at your own pace. Enjoy a little retail therapy in the local bazaar or soak up the immense history of the priceless objects housed within the famous Egyptian Museum! Alternatively, we recommend an optional Pyramids Sound and Light Show to experience the wonder of the Great Pyramids from a different perspective!* Overnight stay in Cairo.

Optional Pyramids Sound and Light Show: Experience the iconic Great Pyramids at night, as they are lit with dancing lasers and visuals, accompanied by atmospheric music. The perfect way to kick-start your Egyptian adventure!

Important: The order of the optional excursions may vary depending on your departure day. Optional excursions can only be reserved at the time of booking or up to four days after booking.

Optional
Pyramids Sound and Light Show
11th Day: Cairo - UK/Ireland

Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your three-country adventure to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.**

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** If your return flight departs in the evening, your arrival in the UK/Ireland will be the following day.

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3 in Istanbul

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus Channel, which runs through the heart of the city, marking the border between Europe and Asia. Appreciate the views of Istanbul's old palaces and traditional riverside houses before heading to the famous Spice Bazaar.

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Included

Included activity for day 5

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Visit to Shobak Castle

Visit the fascinating Shobak Castle, nestled on the side of a mountain and built by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1115 to guard the route between Egypt and Damascus. An important piece of Crusader-era history, explore the castle and learn its history.

What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances.

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Included

Included activity for day 5 in Mount Nebo

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Madaba City Tour & Mount Nebo

See the oldest mosaic map in the world, housed within the historic St. George Church in Madaba. Continue to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. It is believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land!

What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances.

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Included

Included activity for day 6 in Petra

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Full-Day Tour of Petra

Discover the most important and representative monuments of Petra, sculpted into the rock by the ancient Nabateans. Admire the Treasury, the most internationally recognised monument, and other highlights, such as the Coloured Tombs and the Royal Tombs.

What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 2 in Istanbul

Full-Day Istanbul City Tour with lunch

Begin with a visit to the Hagia Sophia Basilica and Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome. End the afternoon at the bustling Grand Bazaar.

What's included: Lunch, entrance tickets to the sites mentioned, round-trip transfers.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 3 in Istanbul

Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Explore the Anatolian side of Istanbul including its Beylerbeyi Palace, the historic Eyüp neighbourhood and the hilltop Pierre Loti Cafe, for excellent views across the city and the old trading harbour known as the Golden Horn. Lunch included.

What's included: Lunch, entrance tickets to the sites mentioned, round-trip transfers

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 4 in Amman

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Amman Afternoon City Tour

See the city's most emblematic sights including Amman Citadel, Hercules Temple, the Byzantine Church and Ummayad Palace. Pay a visit to Amman Archaeological Museum and the Roman Amphitheatre and end the tour with an authentic meal at a local restaurant.

What's included: Transfer, guide, tickets & local dinner Not included: Drinks, tips or any other service not mentioned

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 5 in Petra

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Petra By Night Excursion

Savour the opportunity to discover the legendary sights of Petra by night! Walk along the Siq Gorge before arriving at the iconic Treasury to admire its legendary candlelit facade. A spectacular sight!

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Istanbul, Istanbul - Amman, Amman - Cairo, Cairo - UK/Ireland.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
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  • 10 breakfasts & 4 dinners.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.*
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Free visa on arrival. **
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  • Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • 4x4 excursion in Wadi Rum in Jordan.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, tips (approx. 40$ per person), and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

 

 * The order of the visits are subject to change at the destination. Therefore, we don't recommend booking independent activities until you reach your destination.

** Passport details are necessary to obtain a free visa. A copy of the passport of all travelers must be sent to  customerservice@exoticca.com once your reservation is complete.

Important: The airport transfer on arrival in Amman will be shared with other travelers in your tour group. A guide will be there to meet you on arrival, but you may be required to wait for up to two hours before leaving for the hotel, depending on the flight arrival times.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required.
  • Currency
    Turkish Lira
  • Language
    Turkish
  • Electricity
    230 V 50 Hz
  • Health
    Vaccines recommended: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/news/408/hepatitis-a-vaccine-recommendations-for-turkey-updated
  • Time zone
    UTC + 02:00.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.goturkeytourism.com/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

 

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