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Turkey & Egypt in 15 Days, 14 Nights in Destination

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An unforgettable journey through Turkey and Egypt, explore Istanbul and Cappadocia, see the incredible Great Pyramids and discover the treasures of the Nile on a 4-night full-board river cruise!

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Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul Topkapi 4*

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Clarion Hotel Golden Horn, Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul West, Delta Hotels by Marriott Istanbul Kagithane, Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul - Piyalepasa, Elite World Business, Elite World Grand İstanbul Basın Ekspres, La Quinta by Wyndham Istanbul Gunesli, Lionel Hotel, Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn, Ramada Encore by Wyndham Istanbul Bayrampasa, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Istanbul Tekstilkent

Itinerary

Discover Turkey, from the labyrinthine bazaars of Istanbul and Ankara to the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Cruise along the Bosphorus and visit the cave-dwellings of the Goreme Valley. Next, head to Egypt to see the Great Pyramids in Cairo, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and enjoy a 4-night Full-Board Nile Cruise through Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Istanbul
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It's time to discover the immense history and incredible landscapes of Turkey! Arrive at your departure airport ready to catch a flight to Istanbul*.

Arrive in the bustling melting-pot of Istanbul, once the capital of Turkey and a city of immense history, wonderful culture and delicious cuisine. Transfer to your hotel, get settled and, if time allows, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring this historic, lively city. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar

38 Reviews

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2nd Day: Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, head to the grandiose  Suleymaniye Mosque, located on the third hill of Istanbul, boasting one of the most incredible panoramic views of the city. After the visit, the rest of the day is at leisure to explore Istanbul at your own pace: Discover its labyrinthine bazaars, vibrant city life and eclectic architecture. 

To fully immerse yourself in the local culture and to ensure you discover the ins and outs of this intricate city, we recommend an optional full-day city tour of Istanbul* and/or an optional dinner show on the Bosphorus**! Bear in mind that if you choose to wander the city independently, there is no included transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Full-Day Istanbul City Tour: See the most emblematic sights in Istanbul, beginning with the incredible Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Next, visit the Hagia Sophia for a brief photostop, where your guide will give a presentation on the iconic building's history. We won't enter now, but you'll have time to do so on your own later! Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Sultanahmet before continuing with a tour of the outside of the iconic Blue Mosque and the historic Hippodrome. End the afternoon at the bustling Grand Bazaar, home to more than 4000 shops.

**Optional Dinner Show on the Bosphorus: A great way to enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner on a cruise that sails down the Bosphorus at night. See the illuminated suspension bridges of Istanbul as they twinkle in the evening light. Enjoy exciting dance shows (belly dance and dervish), Turkish music, a delicious dinner and two drinks per person.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar

38 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent.

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Dinner Show on the Bosphorus
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Full-Day Istanbul City Tour

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3rd Day: Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with  the famous Spice Bazaar, established by the Ottomans and filled with exotic aromas. Next, head to 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. After disembarking, 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!* Bear in mind that if you choose to wander the city independently, there is no included transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch: Explore the Anatolian part of the city! This stunning region is home to some of the country's most beautiful architecture and waterfront attractions. From the iconic Beylerbeyi Palace to the murals adorning the winding streets, you'll be awestruck by the variety and beauty of the sights. Drive directly to the Camlica Hill, located in the underrated Üsküdar district. Take in the stunning panoramic views from the highest point and soak up the bustling atmosphere from the city below. With its rich history and vibrant culture, the Anatolian part of Istanbul is an unforgettable destination. Enjoy lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar

38 Reviews

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Activities

included
Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Moderate

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Optional
Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Moderate

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4th Day: Istanbul - Ankara
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your journey to Ankara, crossing the spectacular mountains of Bolu along the route. Arrive and enjoy a panoramic tour of Ankarathe Turkish capital and a modern and cosmopolitan city steeped in history and ancient culture. Later, pay a visit to Anıtkabir, the Mausoleum of Ataturk. Inaugurated in 1953, it is dedicated to the founder of Modern Turkey. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Ankara.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankar... or similar

1363 Reviews

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Activities

included
Ankara & Ataturk Mausoleum

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5th Day: Ankara - Cappadocia
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your journey to Cappadocia, famed for its unique geological formations, passing by the spectacular Salt Lake along the way. Arrive in Cappadocia and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to start enjoying the landscapes of this magical region, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. If you want to contemplate an unforgettable sunset, we recommend our Optional Safari and Sunset tour* through the valleys of the city. Dinner and overnight stay in Cappadocia.

*Optional Jeep Safari and Sunset in Cappadocia: Immerse yourself in the magical Cappadocia valley landscape, enjoying the sunset as you do impressive, adrenaline-pumping dips, donuts, and tricks in a 4X4 jeep.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Cappado... or similar

885 Reviews

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Activities

included
Salt Lake Visit

Moderate

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Jeep Safari and Sunset in Cappadocia

Challenging

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6th Day: Cappadocia
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Breakfast at the hotel. Why not start the day with an unforgettable optional hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia*. Mid-morning, discover the fascinating region of Cappadocia, whose landscape was formed by the erosion of soft layers of lava and ash from ancient volcanic eruptions over 3 million years ago!

Visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex with beautiful frescoes. Next, explore the Valleys of Avcilar, Pasabagi and Güvercinlik, where the so-called "Fairy Chimneys" are located.

End the day with a visit to local carpet workshops. Afterwards you can enjoy the optional visit to Kaimakli, the subway city** or an authentic Turkish night in Cappadocia.*** Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

*Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight: Float over Cappadocia's fairy chimneys, tuff valleys and rock-cut churches and experience the sunrise from a unique viewpoint on a 40 minutes hot air balloon flight. Enjoy panoramic sunrise views and celebrate with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine and a personalized flight certificate. Minimum age limit for children: 6 years old.

Note: The optional hot air balloon flight depends on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot take place, it will be refunded upon return.

**Optional Visit to Kaimakli, the Underground City: Visit the incredible Kaymakli, a maze of tunnels and rooms carved eight levels deep into the earth 20 km from the city of Nevsehir. Believed to have been built in the Hittite period, the widest of the underground cities in the region.

***Optional Turkish Night in Cappadocia: A fun evening filled with typical dances from the different regions in Turkey, including the famous belly dance. Enjoy this colorful event and the party atmosphere as you take in the traditions of the area! Unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) during the show.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Cappado... or similar

885 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Excursion

Moderate

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Visit to Kaymakli, the Underground City

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Ballooning in Cappadocia

Moderate

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Turkish Night in Cappadocia

Light

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7th Day: Cappadocia - Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel. You're returning to Istanbul today. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to the city. Arrive in Istanbul, transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar

38 Reviews

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8th Day: Istanbul - Cairo
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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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar

4945 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Ultimate Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 4 Excursions

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Experience Egypt Optional Excursions Package (Limited Offer) - 3 Excursions

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9th Day: Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the Egyptian capital today with a tour of Cairo's most emblematic sights. 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 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.

Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

Note: 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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar

4945 Reviews

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Activities

included
Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

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10th Day: Cairo - Luxor
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor. On arrival, transfer to the port to board your Full-Board Nile Cruise Boat*, your home for the next four nights. Get settled in your cabin and enjoy lunch and the views of the river Nile.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak, a huge complex of decayed temples, columns and other buildings. On the way back to the ship, stop at the impressive Temple of Luxor, dedicated to Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonu and built by Amenophis III and Ramses II. Back on the ship, enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure. We recommend an optional Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show.** Dinner and overnight on board.

*The order of the excursions and visits may vary, depending on the schedule of the internal flights, traffic and other logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.

**Optional Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show: Visit the largest open-air museum in Egypt, the Karnak Temple in Luxor. Discover the secrets behind the temple's ancient name, Thebes, and explore its significant monuments.  As you wander through the ruins of this once great complex, you will be guided by the voices of the pharaohs who built this site to honor their god Amon. Watch as the temples and statues come to life with the clever use of special effects, relive the times of the ancient pharaohs with their customs and rituals as they recount the dramatic history of ancient Thebes.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Activities

included
Visit to the Karnak Temple Complex

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Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show

Light

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11th Day: Luxor - Edfu
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Breakfast on board. Continue your discovery of the ancient city of Thebes today as you head to the world-famous Valley of the Kings, where the tomb of Tutankhamon was discovered, revealing the riches of the ancient pharaohs. It is here that the most powerful and influential kings of Ancient Egypt were buried.

After exploring the site, continue to the Temple of Hatshepsut, an imposing terraced structure, located below towering cliffs. Bid farewell to this world of ancient kings and queens as you cross the river into modern-day LuxorTransfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay in Luxor.

Note: The excursion to the Valley of the Kings includes visits to three tombs. Entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun is not included but, if you are interested in visiting, you can buy a ticket to see this tomb at the site during your visit.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Activities

included
Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut & Memnon Colossi Excursion

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12th Day: Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan
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Full-board on board. Disembark the ship in Edfu and take a buggy ride to the magnificent Temple of Horus, the famous, falcon-headed Egyptian god. Explore the atmospheric temple ruins as you trace the footsteps of the pharaohs. Return to the ship and continue sailing south to Kom Ombo

Upon arrival explore the twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek and see the amazing Nilometer, used to measure the rising and falling levels of the Nile, an important life source in Egypt. Return to the ship and relax onboard as you continue towards Aswan. Overnight on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Activities

included
Edfu & Kom Ombo Tour

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13th Day: Aswan
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Full-board on board. This morning, we recommend an optional visit to the amazing temples of Abu Simbel.* Today, enjoy a tour of Aswan to uncover the sights of this fascinating city. Explore the famous granite quarry, where the building blocks of many of ancient Egypt's monuments were produced.

Visit both the old and new Aswan Dams, monumental engineering works built in the 19th and 20th centuries respectively to control the flooding on the banks of the Nile. End the day with a peaceful ride in a felucca, a typical fishing boat, on the river Nile. Aternatively, we recommend an optional visit to the Island of Philae.** Overnight on board.

*Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel: Visit these amazing temples, carved on the western cliff of the desert by Ramses II in the Xl century BC. See the iconic 20-metre high statues, dedicated to the god Amon Ra, and the Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

**Optional Island of Philae Excursion: Discover the historic island of Philae, in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam. It is home to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Isis and offers a fascinating insight into life and beliefs in Ancient Egypt.

Note: If you take the optional excursion to Abu Simbel, you will depart from the ship at approximately 3 a.m. to make the most of the coolest and quietest part of the day. This way, you can fully experience Abu Simbel without the crowds and avoid sightseeing in high temperatures.

Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

Note: 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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nile Treasure Cruise or similar
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Activities

included
Aswan Tour & Felucca Boat Cruise

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Island of Philae

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Abu Simbel Excursion

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14th Day: Aswan - Cairo
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Breakfast on board. At the indicated time, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for a short flight to Cairo*. Arrive in the capital and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to get to know Cairo.

While away the day visiting the amazing Egyptian Museum, where it's worth spending some time to really get the most out of its unbeatable exhibitions, or go shopping in the busy city souks to bag a bargain. We recommend an optional excursion to the Saladin Citadel.** Overnight stay in Cairo.

*The order of the excursions and visits may vary, depending on the schedule of the internal flights, traffic and other logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.

**Optional Excursion to Saladin Citadel: Visit the Alabaster Mosque and medieval fortification of Saladin Citadel, perched atop a hill in central Cairo and dating back to the 12th-century. Learn about the importance of the site to Egypt's Islamic heritage before walking through the Coptic Neighborhood, home to various churches.

Alternatively, for a full experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar

4945 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar Khan el Khalili

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Saladin Citadel Excursion

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15th Day: Cairo - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your adventure through Turkey and Egypt to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to UK/Ireland. Arrive in UK/Irelandand 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.

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in UK/Ireland  the following day.

Included activities

Included

Visit to the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent.

Included activity for day 2 in Istanbul

Visit the Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque located on the third hill of Istanbul built by the famous imperial architect Mimar Sinan, one of his greatest masterpieces.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

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Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Included activity for day 3 in Istanbul

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.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Ankara & Ataturk Mausoleum

Included activity for day 4 in Ankara

Pay a visit to Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara, dedicated to the founder of Modern Turkey.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Salt Lake Visit

Included activity for day 5 in Cappadocia

On the journey towards Cappadocia, pay a visit to the spectacular Salt Lake.

Duration 00:45h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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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.
Optional

Dinner Show on the Bosphorus

Suggested activity for day 2

Boat trip on the Bosphorus (1.5 h approx.), with dinner on board. See the illuminated suspension bridges of Istanbul at night. Includes dance shows (belly dance and dervish), Turkish music show and two drinks per person.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 19:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Full-Day Istanbul City Tour

Suggested activity for day 2 in Istanbul

Begin by visiting Topkapi Palace, once residence to the Ottoman Sultans. Make a photo-stop at the Hagia Sophia, which you can enter on your own later. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before a tour of the outside of the iconic Blue Mosque.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

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Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Suggested activity for day 3 in Istanbul

Explore the Anatolian side of Istanbul including its Beylerbeyi Palace overlooking the Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and the district of Üsküdar. Lunch included.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 11:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Jeep Safari and Sunset in Cappadocia

Suggested activity for day 5 in Cappadocia

Tour through the deep valleys of Cappadocia in a 4X4 jeep, taking an exciting off-road ride that will get your blood pumping.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Challenging

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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, Cairo - UK/Ireland.
  • Flights: Cappadocia - Istanbul, Istanbul - Cairo, Cairo - Aswan, Luxor - Cairo.*
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  • 10 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels and 4 nights on board the Nile Cruise.**
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  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners and Full-Board on the Nile Cruise.
  • All transfers
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Active tour with a comprehensive schedule of activities.****
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  • 4-night Nile Cruise.
  • Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required for Egypt) * drinks, tips**, entrance fees, and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Egypt Visa issued on arrival. Price approx. $25.

** Egypt: Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Turkey

** Mandatory tips of 30$ per person (for Guides, drivers, porters and waiters) are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay for during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Turkish culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Please note that passengers arriving to Turkey from January 15th 2023 onwards must make a tourism tax payment of $5 per person. This payment is imposed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and is mandatory for all passengers entering their country. This tourist tax is not included in the total booking amount and it will be collected by the tour guide in order to be paid to the authorities.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your destination.

Please note the following luggage allowances for your internal flight in Egypt: 

  • Checked luggage allowance is between 21-23 kg (46-50 lbs)

  • Hand luggage (carry-on) allowance is 8 kg (17 lbs)

The maximum baggage weight for the Cappadocia – Istanbul flight is 15KG.

** The allocated cruise ship may be changed due to routine maintenance, in which case you will be allocated a cruise of the same or higher category.

** The hotels  in Istanbul of the Superior category are not close to the city center (Taksim). In the Luxury category the hotels in Istanbul are close to the city center.

*** The order of the excursions and visits may vary, depending on the schedule of the internal flights, traffic and other logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.

**** This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Turkey! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities.

 

IMPORTANT for Turkey:

Please note that arrival transfers are shared, the maximum waiting time at the airport is 90 minutes

Any hotel mentioned in the offer, whether the main one or an alternative, is as likely as each other to be confirmed. You will find your final hotel confirmation on your updated trip summary approximately 7 days before departure. 

If you choose the Superior or Luxury category, only the location and category of the hotel in Istanbul will change. The rest of the hotels in your itinerary will be the same in each category. In the event of any changes, the hotels you stay at will always be in the same category as you selected, or a superior one.

The order of the itinerary is determined based on the days you travel to Cappadocia, which are Tuesday and Friday. Therefore, the 4 nights in Istanbul are distributed accordingly.

Mandatory tips of 30$ per person (for Guides, drivers, porters and waiters) are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay in Turkey.

Please note that passengers arriving to Turkey from January 15th 2023 onwards must make a tourism tax payment of $5 per person. This payment is imposed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and is mandatory for all passengers entering their country. This tourist tax is not included in the total booking amount and it will be collected by the tour guide in order to be paid to the authorities.

 

IMPORTANT for Egypt: This trip in Egypt is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.

However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger.

To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

Please note: Please be aware that the ship's Wi-Fi connection is dependent on satellite coverage and that there are sections of the cruise in which Wi-Fi will not be available. High-speed Wi-Fi is available to use in port only, for an extra fee of $8 USD per day.

Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Payments at destination with credit or debit cards may be subject to commission and fluctuations in currency exchange. We recommend making all payments in cash.

  • Turkey
  • Egypt
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity.

    • Visa

      Visa is not 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 + 03:00.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.goturkiye.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.

    This tour is not recommended for children under 8 years old, as many transfers can be quite lengthy. It is possible to do the tour privately so that any age group can take part. To book the private tour please contact our customer service department and they will be happy to assist you.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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

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