Istanbul - Gallipoli - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Bursa - Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise - Aswan
Meet with TravelShop Turkey staff at Istanbul International Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul city tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to experience the Bosphorus Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of Bosphorus, which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is your to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Depart early morning from Istanbul for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston''s Jolly and Gallipoli Museum. Overnight in Canakkale.
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. Then we tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and Library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey. At the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight in Kusadasi.
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading towards the the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale where we will tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Upon arrival in Istanbul we will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and depart by international flight to Egypt. Upon arrival in Cairo International Airport, meet with your local representative and we will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city, have a relax dinner in hotel and our tour will start tomorrow. Overnight in Cairo.
After your breakfast, pick up from your hotel and shall start our tour today. Firstly we will drive to the countryside to visit the first Capital of Egypt, Memphis. Memphis founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. However, by the Third Dynasty, the building at Saqqara suggests that Memphis had become a sizable city.Afterwards, we will go to Sakkara, the large necropolis of Memphis to admire the step Pyramid of Zoser where the first Pyramid ever built. After a short stop, we will have our lunch at a typical Egyptian Restaurant in the area. After lunch, we shall continue our journey, we will visit the three Pyramids of Giza. It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. Also it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Below the pyramids, you will visit the Mysterious Great sphinx and the valley temple of Khephren. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
After breakfast, we will start our tour. Today we will visit the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, it is a home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. Also it store housing the magnificent treasures of Tutankhamen. Then we will have our lunch break in a typical Egyptian Restaurant in the area before we continue our journey of today. After the lunch break, Murti''s Tour will lead you to visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster mosque, it located in the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century. With its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali''s oldest son, who died in 1816. This mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city from no matter which side. The last spots of today is the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaars which is the one of the most interesting bazaar in whole middle east. Lots of cafes, restaurants, shops, and large number of vendors and buyers constitute a dynamic panorama of the place. Drinking Hibiscus, Karakare, Helba, or any of the various typical Egyptian beverages, is a pleasant experience for visitors and guests to get a real taste experience. For smokers, there is the Shisha, or water pipe, to be tried. At the end of your tour, we will transfer you to Giza Station for your sleeper train down to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board train.
Today we arrive Luxor, after your breakfast on board, we will transfer you to the selected Nile Cruise and we shall start our tour to visit the West bank of Luxor. Valley of the Kings was the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs. The only entrance to this place was a long narrow winding path. This was a secret place, where sentries were placed at the entrance of the Valley, as well as along the top of the hills, in the hopes of discouraging tomb robbers, who had in the past plundered all royal tombs, including the treasures of the Pyramids! Some thefts were probably carefully planned, but others were spur of the moment, as when an earlier tomb was accidentally discovered while cutting a new one and workmen took advantage of the opportunity. This may have happened when KV 46 was found during the cutting of KV 4 or KV 3 nearby. The tombs in the Valley range from a simple pit, to a tomb with over 121 chambers and corridors. Hatshepsut temple at Dier El Bahar is one of the most characteristic temples in the whole of Egypt, due to its design and decorations. It was built of limestone, not sandstone like most of the other funerary temples of the New Kingdom period. Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. Lunch will be severd on cruise. And the rest of the afternoon will be yours. You can relax and enjoy your day on cruise. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.
After your breakfast TravelShop Turkey will accompany you to visit the East bank of Luxor. Karnak Temple is the largest Temple in the World! The complex contains a group of Temples such as the Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Ipt Temple, The Temple of Ptah, the Temple of Montho and the Temple of the God Osiris. A 20m high, mud brick enclosure wall, surrounded all of these buildings. Luxor Temple or The Temple of Luxor, is among the most beautiful Temples in Egypt. It was known in the New Kingdom period as Ipt-Rsyt, which means the southern shrine. This was to differentiate between this Temple and Karnak Temple, which was the northern house of Amon Ra. After the tour, the cruise ship will be continue sail to Edfu. Tonight please enjoy the Galabia party on board, where you will be encouraged to get Egyptian outfits and wear the local Galabia. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.
Today we will arrive Edfu, after your breakfast we will visit Horus Temple which is an ancient settlement. The cruise will sail to Kom Ombo after the tour, you can enjoy your lunch and afternoon tea on board and have a relax afternoon until we arrive. Upon arrival, we will have a tour to visit Kom Ombo Temple, the building is unique because its ''double'' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. After the tour, the cruise will start sailing to Aswan. Dinner and overnight onboard the cruise ship.
After breakfast, today we will visit Philae Temple and High Dam. Philae Temple was dismantled and reassembled (on Agilika Island about 550 meters from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. After lunch, we will sail around the island by Felucca. Tonight enjoy the dinner which is follow by belly dancer show. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.
After your breakfast which will be served on board, we will check out from the cruise. You will have the free morning until we transfer you to the Aswan station for your sleeper train back to Cairo. During your free morning, you can join the optional excursion to visit Abu Simble. Dinner and overnight onboard the sleeper train.
You will have your breakfast on the train. Upon arrival Cairo, meet with our representative and we will transfer you to the hotel for checking in, you will be given your room key. The rest of the day is leisure. Enjoy your last day in Egypt, do little shopping to buy some souvenirs for your friends and family. Overnight in Cairo.
Today is the end of the tour, it''s time to say goodbye with you. Regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange your transfer to Cairo International Airport for your international flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport 3 nights hotel in Istanbul 1 night hotel in Canakkale 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi 1 night hotel in Pamukkale 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners Guided Istanbul City tour Guided Gallipoli tour Guided Troy tour Guided Acropolis of Pergamum tour Guided Ephesus tour Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour Guided Bursa tour Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport Arrival airport transfer from Cairo International Airport 3 nights hotel with breakfast and dinner in Cairo 2 nights hotel with breakfast and dinner in sleeper train 4 nights hotel with breakfast, lunch and dinner on Nile Cruise All the tours mentioned above during the Nile Cruise tour Guided full day Museum, Citadel, Mosque and Bazaars including lunch Guided full day Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids tour including lunch All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach Professional English-speaking tour guides Return airport transfer to Cairo International Airport
Tour Does Not Include
Turkey Visa Egypt Visa International flights Insurance: All types Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
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12 December, 2016
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