FROM: £1,245

From Ottoman Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and the stunning mineral pools of Pamukkale, to the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and felucca sailing in Egypt. Take in the best of Egypt and Turkey in 16 days.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Nile Cruise Upgrade
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Istanbul - Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia and Basilica Underground Cistern
Roman ruins of Pergamum and Ephesus
Carpet weaving demonstration and leather house visit
Aswan - High Dam, Philae Temple, River Nile
Temple of Kom Ombo
Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair memorials and trenches
Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Roman Hierapolis
Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian Museum
Nile felucca cruising - islands en route
Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Included

14 breakfasts and 2 lunches, 2 dinners
2 nights aboard a felucca (open deck)
Airport arrival transfer in Turkey day 1 and departure shuttle on day 8 at 11am and 1:30pm to Istanbul Airport
Touring of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pergamum, Pamukkale Hierapolis
Escorted by degree qualified tour guides in Turkey and Egypt
Flight from Denizli (Pamukkale) to Istanbul
7 nights 4 star and special class hotels in Turkey, 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt
2 nights overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
Cairo - Airport arrival transfer on day 8 and departure transfer on day 16
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan & Luxor
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights (including the flight from Istanbul to Cairo), visas and tipping
Entrance Fees: USD$160-180pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guides in Turkey and Egypt. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per person, per day. For your driver in Turkey we recommend USD$2 per person per day. Tipping of these persons mentioned above is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$100-120pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Please note: In 2020 the arrangements of this tour will be slightly different. You will spend seven days in Turkey rather than eight, flying to Cairo on the Friday. The change will ensure there is ample time to explore the new Grand Egyptian Museum set to open fully in 2020. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.

Day 1

Istanbul

Saturday. Hello Turkey! Arrive Istanbul and transfer to our hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure consider heading out to explore the city.
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 2

The Old City

Guided tour of the city that spans Europe and Asia. Tour the Hippodrome area, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern.
Overnight: Istanbul  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Gallipoli

Istanbul – Gallipoli. Our first destination is Gallipoli where we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the historical battlefields, carefully tended cemeteries, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials, and of course – ANZAC Cove.
Overnight: Canakkale  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Troy and Coastal Kusadasi

Gallipoli – Kusadasi. Heading south, we enjoy a guided tour of Homer’s Troy, famed for the Trojan wooden horse and fabled Helen. Continuing to the Roman acropolis of Pergamum - the cultural and political capital of its time, we tour the impressive temple ruins, library and medical facilities. Afterwards we visit a local leather emporium for a spot of shopping, en route to coastal Kusadasi. Enjoy the hotel facilities.
Overnight: Kusadasi  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Legendary Ephesus

Today, we explore legendary Ephesus and see the ruins of the great Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. Afterward, we stop by a local carpet manufacturing house.
Overnight: Kusadasi  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Pamukkale Travertines

Kusadasi - Pamukkale. Tour the ancient town of Hierapolis and the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. You can walk barefoot along the terraces allowing the mineral rich waters to wash over your feet or opt for a dip in the hot springs renowned for their therapeutic powers since roman times. Continue to our hotel for an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Pamukkale  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Istanbul - your way

Pamukkale - Istanbul. After breakfast and hotel check out we make our way to Denizli airport for our onward flight to Istanbul. On arrival our representative will be waiting to meet you upon your arrival. Transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening are free time. Consider heading out to one of the local cafes for a hearty breakfast followed by a visit to the legendary, if cavernous Grand Bazaar or the exotic Egyptian Spice Market. Just the ticket for souvenir, clothing and handbag purchases!
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 8

Goodbye Turkey, Hello Egypt

Saturday! Departure transfers to Istanbul Airport offered at 11am and 1.30pm for your flight to Egypt (flight not included in our tour price). Arrive Cairo Airport and included transfer to hotel. Free time, consider taking some R&R by the hotel swimming pool.

Please note: The flight from Istanbul to Cairo is not included in the cost of this tour. Turkish Airlines and Egyptair offer flights between Istanbul and Cairo, check the THY or Egyptair websites for more details.

Travelling in 2020 Your flight from Istanbul to Cairo will need to be booked for Day 7, and should depart no earlier than 1pm. Please refer to the trip notes for more information.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara

Cairo - Aswan. This morning we visit the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at the Giza Plateau, before continuing on to Saqqara to explore its myriad of tombs and temples. Later there is a chance to have dinner before the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper train  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Temple of Philae

Arrive Aswan and check into our hotel. Today, we visit the High Dam and travel by boat to the Temple of Philae and a perfume oil emporium. Then there is free time to shop in the colourful souqs or sit back and watch an amazing sunset.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Days 11-12

Felucca sailing

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night cruise downstream. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. A stop will also be made at the Temple of Kom Ombo on day 12. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise with our Nile Cruise Upgrade.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 13

Luxor

Kom Ombo - Luxor. Arrive in Luxor and opt to visit the wonderfully illuminated Luxor Temple by night (book/pay locally).
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. Today we tour West Bank, visiting the Colossi of Memnon, Valleys of the Kings and the colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. After time for lunch, we explore the giant Temple of Karnak - a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers. Tonight we return to Cairo by sleeper train.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 15

Egyptian Museum

Cairo. Arrival and hotel check-in. Later, we visit the famous Egyptian Museum, famed for the treasures of King Tutankhamen and his famous solid gold funerary mask. This afternoon is free - perhaps spend the remainder of the day exploring Cairo your way.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 16

Cairo

Sunday - Cairo. Hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Flights

Please note: The flight from Istanbul to Cairo is not included in the cost of this tour. Turkish Airlines and Egyptair offer flights between Istanbul and Cairo, check their websites for more details.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

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Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
Sold out
2019
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
£1,495
£450
£1,495
£450
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£1,245
£450
£1,245
£450
2020
Price /
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£1,545
£600
£1,545
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£1,545
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£1,795
£600
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£1,795
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£1,845
£600

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
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Pre-Tour Accommodation
£90
£80

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Ramada Old City, Istanbul

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A member of the reputable Ramada chain, the Istanbul Old Town property is modern and comfortable with excellent amenities. Guestrooms are bright and spacious with contemporary amenities. Two restaurants are on offer and our personal favourite is the wonderful roof top restaurant, serving delicious local cuisine coupled with a magnificent view of the City and Sea. The perfect way to end the day. Located very close to the Historical part of the city with major Monuments are all walking distance.

Tusan Hotel, Canakkale

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The family run Tusan Hotel offers modern facilities in a tranquil setting. Rooms are comfortable and well equipped and offer guests beautiful forest or sea views. The hotel benefits from a private beach and an indoor and outdoor restaurant. A refreshing pint of beer in the English Pub whilst challenging the bar staff to a game of pool is a great way to spend the evening. This accommodation sits within a beautiful pine forest looking across the Dardanelles with a private beach exclusively for guests.

Marina Hotel, Kusadasi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Marina hotel is a modern hotel with a sea view and balcony from nearly every spacious room. It has recently been renovated and features an indoor and outdoor pool and you may also use the facilities and beach of 5-Star Pine Bay.

Colossae Thermal Spa Hotel, Pamukkale

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in landscaped gardens, the Colossae Thermal Spa Hotel has an envious location in Pamukkale. Guest rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and offer a wonderful level of comfort, ensuring a good night's sleep. The on site thermal spa offers guests the chance to relax, revitalise and enjoy what this region is most famous for. Breakfast can be eaten outside on the terrace while dinner is often taken by the shimmering water of the pool.

Oasis Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a stone's throw from the Pyramids, the Oasis Hotel is a classic Egyptian hotel with beautiful expansive gardens. Rooms are very spacious with comfortable beds and fantastic en suite facilities. Wi-Fi is available and the buffet breakfast offers a good spread. In the evening the outdoor pool and fountains are lit up making the restaurant and bar the perfect place to spend an evening sipping on a cold glass of beer.

Le Meridien Heliopolis, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Just a short drive from Cairo’s Old Town and international airport, the 5-star Le Meridien Heliopolis combines comfort with convenience. The guest rooms are spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television and a minibar, plus there’s complimentary WiFi throughout the property. Dining options include a choice of four on-site restaurants, serving Egyptian and international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and cocktails at The 51 Bar. During the warmer months hotel guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax on a sun lounger on the terrace. There’s also a fitness centre and tennis courts for those who like to stay active whilst on holiday.

Tolip Hotel, formerly Helnan Aswan, Aswan

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set in manicured gardens, the Helnan Aswan is an elegant hotel with impressive views of the Nile. Guest rooms are spacious with modern interiors and located next to the beautiful pool. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and by the pool. There are also two restaurants and bars, a bowling alley, a swimming pool and a cinema. Why not relax by the pool before exploring the rest of Aswan.

Felucca Cruise, Felucca Cruise

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: N/A

Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas carry between 10 - 12 passengers comfortably. The boat’s deck is draped with soft colourful cushions that serve as your lounging area during the day and as your sleeping area at night. A support boat travels alongside your felucca and is on hand if you need to use the toilet. The support boat is also where your meals are prepared and eaten. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet (or hire for a nominal cost) and a towel with you. The crew, as well as being experienced sailors, are responsible for the preparation of the included meals.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

An elegant and luxurious classical hotel, the Sonesta's sophistication will ensure you a comfortable stay. The hotel has a sweeping terrace with fantastic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail and a beautiful health spa. All its rooms offer views of the city or the river, complemented by a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Just minutes away you will find the temples at Luxor and Karnak, home to two of ancient Egypt's most famed sanctuaries.

Prices & Dates

This tour is available with a 5 star Nile Cruise Upgrade. The departure dates and prices below relate to the Nile Cruise Upgrade tour. For details of the Nile Cruise Upgrade tour please refer to the Trip Notes below the tour dates.

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Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
New Years departure, book early!
New Year Departure
Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
Sold out
2019
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
£1,695
£680
£1,695
£680
£1,695
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£680
£1,695
£680
£1,695
£680
£1,695
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£1,695
£680
£1,695
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£1,695
£680
£1,449
£560
£1,449
£560
2020
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
£1,945
£880
£1,945
£880
£1,945
£880
£2,195
£880
£2,195
£880
04 Apr - 19 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
£2,195
£880
11 Apr - 26 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
£2,195
£880
£1,995
£880
£1,995
£880
£1,995
£880
£1,995
£880
£1,995
£880
£1,995
£880
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£2,195
£880
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£880
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£880
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£880
£2,195
£880
£2,195
£880
£2,195
£880
£2,195
£880
£2,195
£880
26 Dec - 10 Jan New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
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£2,295
£880

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Istanbul
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 and 5 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 14, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Countries

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Reggie was excellent and full of great knowledge, very friendly and a great asset to your company and we will do more tours with your company and go back to turkey only if Reggie will be our tour guide again we are looking at the Turkey Discovery tour in 2020.

Jemima Worboys
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