Classics of Turkey and Egypt - without cruise

15 Day(s)

MULTI COUNTRY VACATION - Departs Thursdays - 15 days/13 nights escorted tour visiting Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli and an extention of 3 nights in Cairo.

Daily Itinerary


Day 1 : USA - Istanbul

(THU)- Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Istanbul.

Day 2 : Istanbul - Arrival

(FRI)- You are greeted upon arrival and escorted to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. A welcome briefing will be held in the evening. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Renaissance Hotel Istanbul Bos..
Day 3 : Istanbul

(SAT)- Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Consider an optional dinner with belly-dancing entertainment. (B)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Renaissance Hotel Istanbul Bos..
Day 4 : Istanbul - Ankara

(SUN)- Consider an optional morning tour of St. Sophia and a Bosphorus cruise. In the afternoon depart for Ankara. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Movenpick Ankara
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Movenpick Ankara
Day 5 : Ankara - Cappodocia

(MON)- Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey, and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with its Hittite treasures and artifacts from the world's oldest city. Continue to Cappadocia, famous for it's "moon-like" landscapes. En route visit a 13th century caravanserai. Pay a visit to the underground city of Saratli. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and consider joining an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Kapadokya Lodge
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Kapadokya Lodge
Day 6 : Cappadocia

(TUE)- Consider an early morning optional balloon tour to experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast, visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, the Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Kapadokya Lodge
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Kapadokya Lodge
Day 7 : Cappadocia - Pamukkale

(WED)- Depart for Pamukkale, en route you will see the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Pam Thermal Hotel
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Pam Thermal Hotel
Day 8 : Pamukkale - Kusadasi

(THU) - Today visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Continue to Kusadasi. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Charisma Hotel
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Charisma Hotel
Day 9 : Ephesus & Virgin Mary's house - Kusadasi

(FRI)- Today tour the ruins of Ephesus and explore the 2,000 year old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, and Hadrian's Temple. Take a short drive to see the Virgin Mary's cottage. Continue to a regional rug production center to have firsthand experience of this unique art form. Consider joining an optional afternoon tour to the village of Sirince. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Charisma Hotel
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Charisma Hotel
Day 10 : Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale

(SAT)- Visit the ancient medical center Asklepion in Pergamum. Continue to a traditional village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy and tour its legendary walls and the replica of the famous wooden horse used during the Trojan War. Continue to Canakkale for an overnight. (B,L,D)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Kolin Hotel
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Kolin Hotel
Day 11 : Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Istanbul

(SUN)- Morning departure for Gallipoli. Visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Cross the Dardanelles to Istanbul. Enjoy a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Renaissance Hotel Istanbul Bos..
Day 12 : Istanbul - Cairo

(MON)- You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairo (not included in land only package). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Semiramis Intercontinental
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Semiramis Intercontinental Cai..
Day 13 : Cairo

(TUE)- After breakfast, our Egyptologist Tour Guide will take you to visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum. (B)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Semiramis Intercontinental
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Semiramis Intercontinental Cai..
Day 14 : Cairo

(WED)- Enjoy a day at leisure in Cairo or consider taking one of the optional sightseeing tours. (B)

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016 : Semiramis Intercontinental
Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017 : Semiramis Intercontinental Cai..
Day 15 : Cairo - Return

(THU) You will be transferred to Cairo airport for your flight home. (B)

Features Included

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Pricing Chart

Departure Dates Departure City Price Single Suppl. Deluxe Hotel Suppl. Deluxe Hotel & Single Suppl.
*Departures dates refer to departures from the US, the package departs from Istanbul the following day
**Air & land package prices include airport taxes and fees

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