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Day 1: Istanbul

On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later attend a Welcome Briefing with your on the go tours Representative.

Day 2: Istanbul

Your full day starts with a visit to the impressive Topkapi Palace, which has a superb position overlooking the Bosphorus. Then to the magnificent St. Sophia’s Basilica built originally by Constantine the Great. After lunch, visit the fascinating and impressive Blue Mosque, then a visit to the Byzantine Hippodrome where chariot races and competitive athletic events took place.

Day 3: Istanbul - Canakkale

Depart for Gallipoli and visit the poignant battlefields where many of the fiercest battles of World War I took place including Anzac Cove.

Day 4: Canakkale - Izmir

This morning visit the legendary city of Troy to see the archaeological excavations that have revealed nine separate periods of settlement and, of course, the symbolic replica wooden Trojan horse. After we stop at the ancient kingdom of Pergamon where you will visit the Asclepion Medical . Then continue on to your hotel.

Day 5: Izmir - Pamukkale

First to the ancient city of Ephesus where your walking tour includes the Great Theatre, which was built by the Romans between 41 and 117 AD and is still used today. Other sights include the Temple of Hadrian guarded by a head of Medusa and the House of the Virgin Mary. Then on to Pamukkale where you can relax and enjoy the blissful thermal pools at your hotel.

Day 6: Pamukkale - Bursa

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale, famous for its chalk-white array of fantastically shaped limestone. Visit the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, then continue north to the city of Bursa.

Day 7: Bursa - Istanbul

Today you visit the Green Ottoman Complex this morning and the old silk market. Then cross the Marmara Sea and return to Istanbul where you will visit the vast and bustling Grand Bazaar.

Istanbul view

Day 8: Istanbul - Cairo

Today you transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later attend a Welcome Briefing with your on the go tours Representative.

Pyramid at Giza

Day 9: Cairo

Today is full of amazing highlights. First drive to Memphis where you will see the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx. Then continue to Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid. After we marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. This evening, return to the Pyramids for an unforgettable Sound and Light Show and be amazed again at the Pyramids by night.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 10: Cairo - Luxor

After breakfast we head out to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, here you can enjoy a guided tour and free time. We then enjoy an in-depth tour of Old Cairo, visit the old Coptic suspended Church and city of the dead, the oldest Synagogue of Ben Ezra, drive to the Citadel of Saladin, and visit the alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali and Khan Markets. Tonight you travel by sleeper train to Luxor.

Valley of the Kings

Day 11: Luxor - Nile Cruising

Welcome to Luxor! Arrival transfer for check in to your Nile Cruise enjoy lunch on board. After we visit the magnificent Temple of Karnak. This evening we visit the beautifully illuminated Luxor temple where you can enjoy a guided explanation of the site and some free time to explore. Dinner & Entertainment on board docked in Luxor.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 12: Nile Cruising

Anchors away! Enjoy breakfast as the ship departs today simply relax on the sun deck and enjoy the spectacular views and great facilities and service on board as the cruiser plies its course. Visit to the Graeco Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Captains Cocktail, Dinner & Entertainment on board docked in Esna.

Looking across the Nile

Day 13: Nile Cruising

Following breakfast we sail and enjoy a visit to the the Temple of Horus at Edfu which is the most completely preserved Egyptian Temple. Lunch, relax with afternoon Tea and sail to Kom Ombo. Dinner, Galabya Party on board docked in Kom Ombo.

Kom Ombo

Day 14: Nile Cruising - Aswan

Breakfast and sailing to Aswan. Arriving there we visit the high dam, the granite quarries and the temple of Philae. Afternoon Tea, Dinner & Nubian folkloric show docked in Aswan.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 15: Aswan - Nile Cruising

Morning relaxing with breakfast and lunch. Afternoon sailing on the Nile by Felucca around Agha Khan Mausoleum. Afternoon Tea, Dinner & Nubian folkloric show docked in Aswan.

View from Nile cruise boat

Day 16: Nile Cruising

Sailing to Kom Ombo during breakfast. Today you will disembark for a visit to The Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to two gods, Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God. Afternoon tea & sail to Luxor, Dinner and Galabeya Party on board docked in Esna.

Day 17: Nile Cruising - Luxor

Its a treat this morning breakfast and depart with picnic lunch to see the rarely visited Temples of Dendera and Abydos. Return to Luxor for dinner & Belly dance show on board docked in Luxor.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 18: Luxor - Alexandria

Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we will see as we arrive on the West Bank we then proceed to visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Afternoon flight to Cairo, transfer to Alexandria.

Alexander the Great

Day 19: Alexandria

After breakfast today we enjoy our in-depth tour of Alexandria. Highlights include the Catacombs at Kom El Shoukafa and nearby Roman Ruins, Pompey's Pillar, Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria National Library and Montazah Palace Gardens.... the list goes on!

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 20: Alexandria

Today we transfer you back to Cairo in time for your flight home (3 hrs transfer)

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