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20 Day Turkey and Egypt Highlights Tour 2021 (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.


06/08/2021-$5880, 03/09/2021-$5880, 20/08/2021-$5880, 05/11/2021-$5880
ITINERARY

Day 01: AUSTRALIA – DUBAI ISTANBUL

Depart Australia in the evening on Emirates via Dubai to Istanbul, Turkey and fly overnight.

 

Day 02: ISTANBUL
Arrive in Istanbul in the afternoon. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the hotel. You are free at leisure for the rest of the day. Stay overnight at Istanbul.

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

Day 03: 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 04: 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 05: 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 06: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 07: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 08: 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 09: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: ISTANBUL – CAIRO (B)

MS738, Istanbul (IST) – Cairo 14:00/15:10 (subject to change)

We are at leisure until transfer to Istanbul airport for our flight to Cairo, Egypt in the afternoon. Upon arrival, our representative will meet us at the airport and transfer us to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Hotel**** or similar


Day 13: CAIRO SIGHTSEEING (B.L)

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

Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Egyptian Museum and El-Saveda Zainab Mosque as well as the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo. Travel back to hotel.

Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Hotel**** or similar


Day 14: 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, we are met and assisted by our local guide to be transferred to pier to check into our cruise. Visit East Bank including Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.

Lunch onboard the cruise. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Accommodation: MS Nile Style***** or similar


Day 15: NILE RIVER CRUISE – WEST BANK, EDFU (B.L.D)

Breakfast on board. Transfer by air-conditioned coach to visit West Bank accompanied by our guide including Valley of the Kings and Queens, Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board. Continue sailing to Edfu passing through Esna. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Accommodation: MS Nile Style***** or similar


Day 16: NILE RIVER CRUISE – TEMPLE OF EDFU, KOM OMBO – ASWAN (B.L.D)

Breakfast on board. Transfer by the traditional Course carriage to Edfu Temple. Visit Temple of Edfu. Lunch onboard the cruise. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple. Dinner is onboard. Stay overnight on board the cruise. Continue to sail to Aswan.

Accommodation: MS Nile Style***** or similar


Day 17: NILE RIVER CRUISE – ABU SIMBEL – ASWAN (B.L.D)

Breakfast on board. Our driver and guide will pick us up from our cruise to visit Abu Simbel Temple and return to Aswan. Dinner is on board. Stay overnight on board the cruise in Aswan.

Accommodation: MS Nile Style***** or similar


Day 18: ASWAN – CAIRO (B.L)

Breakfast on board before disembarkation. Our driver and guide will pick us up at pier from our cruise. Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Lunch will be at local restaurant. After that, we are transferred to Aswan Airport to take flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, we are met and transferred to hotel in Cairo. Have your dinner and stay overnight in Cairo.

Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Hotel**** or similar


Day 19: CAIRO – DUBAI – AUSTRALIA (B)

You are at leisure until transfer to aiport for your flight back to Australia to fly overnight.


Day 20: AUSTRALIA

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


Departure Dates: 06/08, 20/08, 03/09 & 05/11/2021

Tour price: $6,880, NOW $5,880 per person, twin or double share

Single supplement: $1,380

 

Price includes:

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

  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. Tips to guide and river (US$5 per person per day for your guide and driver to share);

  11. 11. Service of professional English-speaking 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. 6. Any meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary.   

Extension tour to Jordan

Day 01: CAIRO – AMMAN (D)

MS707. Cairo – Amman 12:05/13:20

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your flight to Amman, Jordan. Upon arrival at QAI airport in Amman, Jordan, you will be met by our English-speaking representative, who will assist you with getting your visa, retrieving your bags, and passing through customs procedures. (Visas are $57 USD for all nationalities, paid in cash upon arrival). You will then be transferred by private vehicle to Amman and assisted with checking you into your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have some free time to wander and explore or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Days Inn Hotel**** or Similar

Day 02: AMMAN – PETRA

After breakfast, transfer along the desert way, start your visit to the Rose Red City of Petra then transfer to a hotel in Petra for the night.

Accommodation: Petra Guest House**** or similar

Day 03: PETRA – WADI RUM – DEAD SEA (B)

After breakfast, transfer to visit the desert of Wadi Rum. You may board a 4 X 4 Jeep ride for around 1:30-02:00 hours. Transfer to the lowest point on earth where you will float like a boat! You will have time at leisure and relaxation. Stay overnight in Dead Sea area.

Accommodation: Dead Sea Spa**** or similar

Day 04: DEAD SEA – MADABA – MT. NEBO – AMMAN (B)

After breakfast, transfer back along the Kings Highway, visiting the old mosaic city of Madaba and Mt. Nebo enroute, continue to Amman for overnight.

Accommodation: Days Inn Hotel**** or Similar

Day 05: AMMAN (B)

After breakfast, you may enjoy the entire day at your own leisure.

Accommodation: Days Inn Hotel**** or Similar

Day 06: AMMAN – DUBAI – AUSTRALIA (B)

EK904, Amman – Dubai 18:00/22:00

We are at leisure until transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for flight to Australia via Dubai. You will arrive in Dubai in the evening.

Day 07: DUBAI – AUSTRALIA

EK414, Dubai – Sydney 02:15/22:05

EK408, Dubai – Melbourne 02:40/21:50

Connect your flight to Australia and arrive in the evening. Your unforgettable Jordan tour ends.

Tour price: $1,550 per person, twin or double share

Single supplement: $490

Tour price includes:

  1. 1. One way ticket from Cairo to Amman and tax with Egypt Air;

  2. 2. Five night accommodation at 4 star hotels with breakfast as indicated in the itinerary;

  3. 3. Transfers and transport as mentioned in the itinerary;

  4. 4. Sightseeing tours with entrance fees as stated in the itinerary;

  5. 5. Local English-speaking guide.

Tour price excludes:

  1. 1. Visa fee (currently $100, subject to change);

  2. 2. Meals (lunches and dinners);

  3. 3. Travel insurance;

  4. 4. Tips to guide, driver, horse boy in Petra, restaurant and hotel staff;

  5. 5. Any services not mentioned in the itinerary;

  6. 6. Personal expenses.

Extension tour to UAE:

Day 01: AMMAN – DUBAI

We are at leisure until transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for flight to Dubai. You will arrive in Dubai in the evening. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to hotel.

Accommodation: Carlton Tower Hotel**** or similar


Day 02: DUBAI – ABU DHABI – DUBAI (B.L.D)

Explore the history of Abu Dhabi on an insight tour of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. En-route pass by the largest man-made harbour- the Port of Jebel Ali. Continue travelling to Abu Dhabi, upon arrival, drive by Ferrari World, Federal National Council building and have a photo stop at the opulent Emirates Palace Hotel. After lunch, visit Jumeirah at Etihad Tower and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to see a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Return to Dubai for the night. (Optional tour, traditional Arabian dhow ride: a journey with a contrast of the old and new Dubai, while cruising on Dubai Creek and enjoying a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine)

Accommodation: Carlton Tower Hotel**** or similar

Day 03: DUBAI (B.L.D)

Enjoy a whole day sightseeing tour in Dubai. First start our visit to including Dubai Gold Souk, Dubai Spice Souk (outside only), Greek Bay, Miraj Islamic Art Centre, Dubai Sheikh’s Palace, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai’s most iconic hotel and Dubai Marina, an affluent residential neighbourhood known for The Beach at JBR, a leisure complex with all fresco dining and sandy stretches to relax on. Continue to visit a Palm Jumeirah by tourist train (outside observation only) and Atlantis the Palm (outside photo only).

Accommodation: Carlton Tower Hotel**** or similar

Day 04: DUBAI – AUSTRALIA (B.L)

After breakfast, start to visit Sharjah Archaeology Museum (outside observation only), Quranic Park, a handicrafts market, Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, the Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain. We will be then transferred to airport for our flight homeward to Australia and fly overnight.

Day 05: AUSTRALIA

We arrive in Australia in the afternoon. Our unforgettable United Arab Emirates tour ends.

Tour price: $880 per person, twin or double share

Single supplement: $340

Tour price includes:

  1. 1. Three-night accommodation at 4-star hotels with breakfast as indicated in the itinerary;

  2. 2. Transfers and transport as mentioned in the itinerary;

  3. 3. Sightseeing tours with entrance fees as stated in the itinerary;

  4. 4. Meals as stated in the itinerary;

  5. 5. Local English-speaking guide.


Tour price excludes:

  1. 1. Travel insurance;

  2. 2. Tips to guide, driver, horse boy in Petra, restaurant and hotel staff;

  3. 3. Any services not mentioned in the itinerary;

  4. 4. Personal expenses.

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