Turkey & Egypt in 15 Days

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From Cappadocia to the Great Pyramids

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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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Aswan
Cairo
Giza
Luxor
Nile River
Ankara
Cappadocia
Istanbul
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Some transfers
Activities
Some meals
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Accommodation: 13 Nights

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Included activities

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Included activity for day 4 in Istanbul
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 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 activity for day 6 in Cappadocia
Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Excursion

Visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, home to rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes. Next, explore the Valleys of Avcilar, Pasabagi and Güvercinlik, where the "Fairy Chimneys" are located. End the day with a visit to a local artisan workshop.

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Included activity for day 9
Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Pyramids of Giza & Cairo Tour

Visit the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history. See the Great Sphinx and the Temple of the Valley, visit the Egyptian Museum and explore the Khan el Khalili neighborhood.

Not included: Entrance fees to Pyramids

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Included activity for day 10
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Visit to the Karnak Temple Complex

Visit the Karnak Temple Complex, home to a vast array of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other ancient buildings. Explore the ruins as you soak up the unique atmosphere and let your imagination run wild as you learn about life in Ancient Egypt.

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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
Suggested activity for day 3 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: Guide, lunch, entrance tickets to the sites mentioned, round-trip transfers.

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Suggested activity for day 4 in Istanbul

Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Explore the Anatolian side of Istanbul including its 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.

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

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Suggested activity for day 6 in Cappadocia
Duration 01:15h Approx. Pick up time: 05:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Ballooning in Cappadocia

Enjoy an exciting 40-minute hot air balloon flight and float over the Cappadocia ‘Fairy Chimneys’, including a toast and flight certificate after landing.

What's included: Transfer to take the hot-air balloon included, 40 minutes hot-air balloon flight over Cappadocia.

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Suggested activity for day 8
Physical rating:
Active

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

Add 3 unforgettable experiences to your trip! See Karnak Temple like never before with the Sound and Light Show, discover medieval Cairo with an excursion to the Saladin Citadel and visit the Island of Philae.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Istanbul, Istanbul - Cairo, Cairo - US.
  • Internal flights: Istanbul - Cappadocia - Istanbul. *
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  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in Superior & Luxury category hotels and 4 nights on board the Nile Cruise.**
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  • 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners and Full-Board on the Nile Cruise.
  • Some transfers included.***
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  • 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.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.
*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: Please note: Mandatory tips of $40 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. 

Note: In case your flight is arriving/taking off from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) International Airport, transfers are not included and you could add them for an extra cost during the booking process.

Please note: 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 7 days before departure.

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.

Egypt: This trip 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.

* 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.

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.

*** All transfers are included during your trip, with the exception of airport transfers to/from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) International Airport (1.5 hrs from Istanbul) which you may add at the next stage of the booking.

**** 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.

Please note: A free basic Wi-Fi connection of 4GB per stay is provided onboard the Nile Cruise. Uploading or downloading videos is not permitted due to limited bandwidth availability. 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.

Turkey: Please note: Mandatory tips of $40 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. 

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.

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.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of three months validity.
  • Visa
    Visa required. You can get an e-Visa online before you travel through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
  • 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.

Turkey: 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. 

Note: In case your flight is arriving/taking off from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) International Airport, transfers are not included and you could add them for an extra cost during the booking process.

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.

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.

Children: 2 - 11 years.

Triple room: The extra bed in hotels are fold-out style and smaller in size than a standard single bed. Triple rooms are not bigger or more spacious only because they are occupied by 3 people.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.

 

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