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20 Day Turkey and Egypt Highlights Tour 2020 (Tour Code: TEJ) BUY NOW
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DESCRIPTION

With our Turkey and Egypt combined tour, you will have a 20 day tour package taking you from Ottoman Istanbul, Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys, the stunning mineral pools of Pamukkale, the Roman ruins in Kusadasi, the classic wooden horse of Troy and the battlefields of Gallipoli in Turkey to Cairo, the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings and sailing on Nile in Egypt. You can extend your tour to Jordan including Amman, Jordan capital city, Petra, the “Rose City”, Wadi Rum,a quintessential desert and Dead Sea, Earth’s lowest elevation on land of Jordan to see their ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. Last but not least, you can also have an option to take advantage of a stopover in Dubai and Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates, an Arabian charm blending into futuristic fantasy. Our Turkey and Egypt tour with a possible extension to Jordan or a stopover in United Arab Emirates is a sensory overload and an experience never forgotten.


10/4/2020-$5630, 8/5/2020-$5480, 12/6/2020-$5480, 10/7/2020-$5630, 11/9/2020-$5480
ITINERARY

Day 01: AUSTRALIA – DUBAI OR ABU DHABI  

Depart Australia in the evening to Cairo via Dubai or Abu Dhabi on Emirates or Etihad and fly overnight.

 

Day 02: CAIRO ARRIVAL (B.L)

Connect your flight to Cairo, Egypt and arrive in the morning. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you at the airport and assist you in obtaining your visa and getting through all the facilities for immigration and customs. You will be then transferred to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Park Hotel**** or similar

 

Day 03: CAIRO SIGHTSEEING (B.L)

Our guide will pick you up by air-conditioned vehicle. Visit Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx.

You will also visit the Papyrus, Perfume & Jewellery shops. Have your lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Egyptian Museum and the grant bazaar in Cairo. Travel back to hotel.

Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Park Hotel**** or similar

 

Day 04: CAIRO – LUXOR, NILE RIVER CRUISE (B.L.D)

After breakfast at our hotel, check out and we are transferred to Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor. Upon arrival, visit the Necroplis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepust and the Colossi of Memnon. Check on cruise before lunch

Dinner & overnight on board in Luxor.

Accommodation: MS Liberty Nile Cruise***** or similar

 

Day 05: NILE RIVER CRUISE – WEST BANK, EDFU (B.L.D)

Breakfast on board. Start your visit to the East Bank, Luxor & Karnak Temples

Sail to Esna cross the Lock then continue to Edfu and stay overnight in Edfu. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Accommodation: MS Liberty Nile Cruise***** or similar

 

Day 06: NILE RIVER CRUISE – TEMPLE OF EDFU, KOM OMBO – ASWAN (B.L.D)

Breakfast on board, start your visit to Edfu Temple. After that, continue sailing to Kom Ombo and visit the temple there dedicated two Gods, Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan and overnight in Aswan.

Accommodation: MS Liberty Nile Cruise***** or similar

 

Day 07: NILE RIVER CRUISE – ABU SIMBEL – ASWAN (B.L.D)

Early morning, drive to Abu Simbel, visit Abu Simbel Temple. After that, travel back to Aswan and visit Philae Temple, High Dam & Unfinished Obelisk. Dinner and overnight in Aswan onboard the cruise ship.

Accommodation: MS Liberty Nile Cruise***** or similar

 

Day 08: ASWAN – CAIRO (B.L)

Breakfast on board before disembarkation. Our driver and guide will pick you up at pier from our cruise. Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan Airport to take flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to lunch in Cairo. After lunch, you are transferred to hotel and stay overnight in Cairo.

Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Park Hotel**** or similar


Day 09: CAIRO – ISTANBUL (B)

You are at leisure until transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to hotel. You are free at leisure for the rest of the day. Stay overnight at Istanbul.

Accommodation: Park Dedeman Levent Hotel **** or similar.

Day 10: ISTANBUL (B)
You can enjoy a full day optional tour which includes Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. Stay overnight at Istanbul.

Accommodation: Park Dedeman Levent Hotel **** or similar.

Day 11: ISTANBUL – ANKARA (B.D)
This morning there will be an Optional tour of St. Sophia with Bosphorus cruise. In the afternoon, you will depart for Ankara at around 3:00pm and arrive at Ankara late in the evening. Stay overnight at Ankara.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Kavaklidere**** or similar.

Day 12: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA (B.D)
In the morning, depart to view Hittite Artefacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia and tour a 13th century caravan inn en route. Stay overnight in Cappadocia.
Stay overnight at Cappadocia.

Accommodation: Cappadocia Lodge Hotel**** or similar.

 

Day 13: CAPPADOCIA (B.D)
Tour the rock-cut Churches of Goreme decorated with 6th Century frescoes, Zelve’s cliff-side Byzantine monastic complex and Uchisar’s Castle, Saratli underground city. Have dinner and stay overnight in Cappadocia. Stay overnight at Cappadocia.

Accommodation: Cappadocia Lodge Hotel**** or similar.

 

Day 14: CAPPADOCIA – PAMUKKALE (B.D)
Drive to Pamukkale. En route, visit the famous Mausoleum of Sufi philosopher Mevlana. Have dinner and stay overnight in Pamukkale. Stay overnight at Pamukkale.

Accommodation: Colossae Hotel**** or similar.

                               

Day 15: PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI (B.D)
Today is the day we pay an early morning visit to the unique Cotton Castle, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centres of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then we will drive to Kusadasi. Have dinner and stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Accommodation: Carina Hotel**** or similar.

 

Day 16: EPHESUS & ST. MARY’S HOUSE – KUSADASI (B.D)
In the morning, you can choose a half day optional tour to the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage. Have dinner and stay overnight in Kusadasi. Afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince. Stay overnight at Kusadasi.

Accommodation: Carina Hotel**** or similar.

 

Day 17: PERGAMUM – TROY – CANAKKALE (B.D)
Visit Pergamum, tour Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue to Canakkale. Stay overnight at Canakkale.

Accommodation: Iris Hotel**** or similar.

 

Day 18: DARDANELLES – GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL (B)
In the morning, depart for Gallipoli and visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair, Kabatepe War Museum. Continue to drive back to Istanbul for the night.

Stay overnight at Istanbul.

Accommodation: Park Dedeman Levent Hotel **** or similar.

 

Day 19: ISTANBUL – DUBAI OR ABU DHABI – AUSTRALIA (B)

You are at leisure until transfer to aiport for your flight back to Australia via Dubai or Abu Dhabi.Connect your flight in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and fly overnight.

 

Day 20: AUSTRALIA

You arrive in Australia in the evening. Your unforgettable Egypt and Turkey tour ends.

 

Departure Dates: *10/04, 08/05, 12/06, *10/07, 07/08, 11/09/2020

Tour price: $6,480, NOW $5,480 per person, twin or double share

(PS: *there will be a surcharge of $150 for departure in April and in July.)

Single supplement: $1,180

 

Price includes:

  1. 1. Emirates Airlines or Etihad Airways return      economy class air-ticket: Australia – Dubai or Abu Dhabi – Cairo//Istanbul      – Dubai or Abu Dhabi – Australia;

  2. 2. Airport tax and fuel surcharge (currently $310 and up, subject to change);

  3. 3. Egypt Airlines international air-tickets with tax from CairoIstanbul;

  4. 4. Egypt Airlines domestic air-tickets with tax: Cairo – Luxor//Aswan – Cairo;

  5. 5. Twin or double share accommodation at 4-star hotels as listed in the itinerary or similar;

  6. 6. 4-nights twin share accommodation at a 5-star Nile cruise ship as stated in the itinerary or similar;

  7. 7. Meals as stated in the itinerary;

  8. 8. Sightseeing tours with admission fees included in the itinerary;

  9. 9. Transfers and transport throughout the trip by A/C vehicle;

  10. 10. Service of professional English-speaking local guide.

 

Price excludes:

  1. 1. Travel insurance;

  2. 2. Turkey visa fees (currently $100,  subject to change), Egypt ($70);

  3. 3. Optional tours;

  4. 4. Personal expenses;

  5. 5. Tip to guide and driver (US$8 per person per day to your guide and driver to share);

  6. 6. Any meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary.   

 




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