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Classics of Turkey and Egypt

Starts in
Istanbul
Duration
18 Days
Price from
Route
Istanbul, Canakkale

MULTI COUNTRY VACATION - Departs Thursdays - 18 days/16 nights escorted tour visiting Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli and an extention of 3 nights in Cairo and a 3-night Nile Cruise.

Includes

  • Hotel room accommodation at suggested hotels or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing: per itinerary
  • Shore excursions as per itinerary
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Domestic flights (air & land only)

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours

Itinerary

Day

1

USA - Istanbul

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

Day

2

Istanbul - Arrival

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Renaissance Hotel Istanbul Bosphorus or similar hotels

(FRI)- You are greeted upon arrival and escorted to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. (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.)

Day

3

Istanbul

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Renaissance Hotel Istanbul Bosphorus or similar hotels

(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)

Day

4

Istanbul - Ankara

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Movenpick Ankara or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Movenpick Ankara or similar hotels

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

Day

5

Ankara - Cappodocia

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Kapadokya Lodge or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Kapadokya Lodge or similar hotels

(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 the 13th century Caravan Inn. (B,D)

Day

6

Cappadocia

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Kapadokya Lodge or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Kapadokya Lodge or similar hotels

(TUE)- Early Morning Optional Balloon Tour - experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise. After breakfast, visit Goreme with its 6th-10th century rock chapels decorated with Christian frescoes, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and Avanos. Have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. (B,D)

Day

7

Cappadocia - Pamukkale

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar hotels

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

Day

8

Pamukkale - Kusadasi

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Charisma Hotel or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Charisma Hotel or similar hotels

(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)

Day

9

Ephesus & Virgin Mary's house - Kusadasi

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Charisma Hotel or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Charisma Hotel or similar hotels

(FRI)- Today tour the ruins of Ephesus, the Virgin Mary's cottage, the 2,000 year old marble streets, a theater, the library of Celsius, and Hadrian's Temple. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)

Day

10

Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Kolin Hotel or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Kolin Hotel or similar hotels

(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)

Day

11

Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Istanbul

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Renaissance Hotel Istanbul Bosphorus or similar hotels

(SUN)- Morning departure to Gallipoli, visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery, and Chunuk Bair battlefield. Cross the Dardanelles to Istanbul. (B)

Day

12

Istanbul - Cairo - Luxor

Cruise Line: Movenpick Royal Lily or similar cruises

(MON)- You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Luxor via Cairo (not included in land only package). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship. Dinner and overnight on board the cruise ship. (B,D)

Day

13

Luxor - Edfu

Cruise Line: Movenpick Royal Lily or similar cruises

(TUE)- Cross the West Bank and visit the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari and the Valley of Kings. Continue sailing to Edfu. Overnight on board the cruise ship in Edfu. Tonight enjoy the entertainment Nubian evening. (B,L,D)

Day

14

Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan

Cruise Line: Movenpick Royal Lily or similar cruises

(WED)- Tour the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Lunch on board while sailing to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Continue sailing to Aswan. Overnight on board the cruise ship in Aswan. Tonight enjoy the entertainment show - belly dancing. (B,L,D)

Day

15

Aswan - Cairo

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Semiramis Intercontinental or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo or similar hotels

(THU)- Morning visit to Philae Temple and the High Dam. After lunch, disembark the boat. 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,L)

Day

16

Cairo

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Semiramis Intercontinental or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo or similar hotels

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

Day

17

Cairo

Deluxe & Superior 2015/2016: Semiramis Intercontinental or similar hotels

Deluxe & Superior 2016/2017: Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo or similar hotels

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

Day

18

Cairo - Returm

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

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