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21 Days 20 Nights Turkey, Greece and Egypt Tour, to experience the cradle of Western civilization, the origin of drama, history, sculpture and philosophy and the birthplace of democracy… DEPARTURE Istanbul DURATION 21 Days / 20 Nights WEAR Comfortable athletic clothingInternational Flights Visas (If Needed) Any tips to staff Personal expenses Drinks (Except the drinks served with breakfast)
Day 1 : Arrival day to Istanbul
Arrival to Istanbul Airport and meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day is then at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 : Istanbul
After breakfast at hotel meet with the guide to depart on the full daytour to explore some of the most important sights in Istanbul. Visit the Blue Mosque, the St Sophia, Hippodrome & Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). After the tour, return to hotel with the evening then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 : Istanbul/ Cappadocia:
After breakfast meet with the tour guide to depart for a mornings cruise on the Bosphorous which seperates the East from West. During the cruise visit the Spice Bazaar and the Rumeli Fortress. At the end of the cruise, transfer back to hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure for you to further explore on your own until early evening transfer to airport. Depart on the domestic flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia) and on arrival meet for transfer to the hotel for check-in with the evening at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4 : Cappadocia
Breakfast, starting the tour to visit Devrent Valley, Monks valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world known fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos and then continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries and Uchisar. Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 5 : Cappadocia/Pamukkale
Breakfast ,another full day tour this time to visit the famous Derinkuyu Underground City. Afterwards a short hike through the green Ihlara Valley along the stream visiting some of the churches along the way. Stop in Belisirma for lunch and then on to Selime for a panoramic view. At end of tour, collect luggage from hotel reception and transfer on to the bus station for travel by intercity overnight bus to Pamukkale.
Day 6 : Pamukkale / Kusadasi
Arrival early morning to Pamukkale check in hotel for half day and then breakfast.Around 10:00 am stating to tour to visit Pamukkale where you will be met at the bus station and transferred to a small hotel with use of a room to take a shower, short rest and have breakfast. Then it is time to join on the group tour which visits the natural formation of the travertens “Cotton Cliffs” and the ruins of Hierapolis. Then transfer to hotel in Kusadasi & evening at leisure. Overnight Kusadasi.
Day 7 : Kusadasi – Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
Breakfast, visit one of the grandest cities in the Roman world and visit the house of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus the Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, herculas gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco Roman theatre. Overnight in Kusadasi
Day 8 : Kusadasi / Samos / Mykonos
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Kusadasi Port to take the morning ferry to Samos, Greece. Arrival to Samos two hours later with free time at leisure to explore around the island until the afternoon ferry departure on to Mykonos. Arrival is late evening and met for transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 9 : Mykonos
Breakfast at hotel and a full day free at leisure for you to explore Mykonos Town and other areas of the island. Dont forget about the famous nightlife which is on offer. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 10 : Santorini
After breakfast and check out, the morning is free at leisure until early afternoon transfer from the hotel to the port for embarkation on the ferry that will take you to Santorini. Journey takes around 3 hours and on arrival you will be met for transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 11 : Santorini
A free day at leisure to relax on one of the many different beaches of Santorini (gold, red or black sands) or explore the capital town of Fira. There are also various excursions available, by bus and boat, to take you to visit the ruins and tour the volcano. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 12 : Athens
Breakfast at hotel, check out and as per your preferred departure time (morning or late afternoon) transfer on to the port for the ferry to Athens. Direct flights throughout the day are also available. On arrival, meet for transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight stay in Athens.
Day 13 : Athens
This morning, meet in the hotel lobby to depart on the 1/2 day morning Athens Sightseeing Tour which includes a visit to the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon. Also view the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, the Presidential Palace, the Panatheanic Stadium (where first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrians Arch. After the tour you have the afternoon at leisure to further explore Athens on your own. Overnight stay.
Day 14 : Athens to Cairo
Breakfast, check out and as per your international flight time transfer on to Athens Airport. Morning or Afternoon flight to Cairo with arrival 03 hours later and transfer to hotel. Rest of Day /Evening is leisure and Overnight in Cairo
Day 15 : Aswan
Breakfast, check out and meet with your guide to begin the tour with a visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed on to Sakkara where you visit the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypts 107 Pyramids. At Pyramids area, visit the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. After the tour, transfer on to Cairo Rail Station for departure on the overnight train to Aswan. Overnight onboard train, dinner included.
Day 16 : Aswan / Luxor by Nile Cruise
On arrival to Aswan Rail Station meet for transfer to board the Nile Cruise. Embarkation before lunch. Then depart with the tour guide to visit the High Dam, one of the biggest dams in the world and was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. Then proceed to the Unfinished Obelisk, a huge obelisk incompletely carved that shows the techniques ancient Egyptians used. At the end, visit Philae Temple which was dedicated to Goddess Isis and is now reassembled at a new site on Agilika Island about 500km from its former site on Philae Island. (If time of cruise allows, additional or alternative morning excursions can be added to either Abu Simbel or felucca ride to view Elephantine Island, Plantation “Kitcheners” Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum.) Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
Day 17 : Kom Ombo
Cruise sails to Kom Ombo and upon arrival visit The Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank. Return to the cruise and sail to Edfu. On arrival visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most complete preserved Pharoanic temple combining Pharaonic & Greek architecture. Overnight onboard cruise.
Day 18 : West Bank of Luxor
Sail to Esna then Luxor. On arrival to Luxor, move to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings and Queens, a vast “City of the Dead” where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. Proceed to the foot of the cliff to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled over Egypt in Pharaonic History. On the way back to the River Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. Return back to cruise and evening at leisure. Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
Day 19 : Luxor / Cairo
After breakfast disembark from the cruise (around 10am). You then have free time at leisure in Luxor until the early evening (8pm) transfer to Luxor Rail Station for departure on the overnight train back to Cairo (an optional extra morning excursion to visit Luxor and Karnak Temples is available if you wish to include). Overnight onboard train in sleeper car, dinner included.
Day 20 : Cairo
Arrival to Cairo around 6am and meet for transfer to the hotel. At around 9am meet with the tour guide and depart on a sightseeing tour to explore the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin (Alabaster Mosque and Tomb of the Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali) along with Old Cairo area where we can find a mixture between Islamic and Christian Monuments such as: Abu Serga Church, Al Moallaqa Church or Hanging Church which are dated back to the beginning of the 5th century AD and are built in the basilica style. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 21 : Cairo (The Tour Ends)
Breakfast, check-out from Hotel and as per your international flight time transfer to Cairo Airport .
|Single Room (For 1 Person)||$ 27.000 (Total)|
|Double Room (For 2 People)||$ 43.500 (Total)|
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