Overview

Experience the warmth of Turkish hospitality, beauty of the Greek Isles, ancient Phaoronic era of Egypt and the legacy of the Nabateans in Jordan - a wealth of culture and history awaits you during this 26 day adventure from Istanbul through to Amman. This itinerary covers the major highlights of these four not to be missed countries. Very flexible, can be easily customized based on your travel dates and requirements.

Tour itinerary

Below is an overview of this 26 day combination itinerary - when you contact us with your request we will provide a more detailed day by day breakdown. Basically similar to our 21-day Turkey Greece Egypt itinerary with addition of Jordan Highlights. 

TURKEY SECTION:
Day 01:
Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport to hotel and overnight stay
Day 02: Guided tour covering Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar & Topkapi Palace
Day 03: Morning Bosphorus Cruise then free time before flight to Cappadocia, overnight Cappadocia
Day 04: Full day tour covering Devrent Valley, Pasabagi, Goreme Open-Air Museum, Uchisar rock castle
Day 05: Full day with hike in Red Valley and visits to Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Ortahisar & Cavusin. Then depart by overnight bus to Pamukkale (flights also available for those that do not wish to travel by bus)
Day 06: Guided tour visiting the natural formation of travertens & ruins of Hierapolis, overnight in Kusadasi
Day 07: Full day tour covering Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary & remains of Artemis Temple

GREECE SECTION
Day 08:
Depart on flight from Izmir to Mykonos with rest of day & evening at leisure, overnight Mykonos
Day 09: Full day at leisure to relax on the beach, explore the town & enjoy its cosmopolitan nightlife
Day 10: As per chosen ferry time transfer to port for departure to Santorini, overnight Santorini
Day 11: Full day for you to explore villages, hike from Fira to Oia, have a sunset dinner, etc
Day 12: As per chosen ferry time transfer to port for departure to Athens, overnight Athens
Day 13: Half day morning Athens City Tour (either coach or walking tour per your preferece)

EGYPT SECTION
Day 14: Depart on international flight Athens to Cairo, dept/arr airport transfers included, overnight Cairo
Day 15: Private guided Giza tour (Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara) then depart on overnight sleeper train to Aswan (travel by flight also possible for those that do not wish to use trains)
Day 16: Board 03-night Nile Cruise, guided cruise sightseeing in Aswan (High Dam & Philae)
Day 17: Guided cruise sightseeing to temples of Kom Ombo & Edfu
Day 18: Guided cruise sightseeing to West Bank (Valley of Kings & Queens) in Luxor
Day 19: Guided visit of Luxor & Karnak Temples then free time till departure by overnight sleeper train back to Cairo (again flights are available for those that do not wish to travel by overnight train)
Day 20: Private guided Cairo Tour (Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Old Cairo), overnight Cairo

JORDAN SECTION
Day 21: Depart on international flight Cairo to Amman, dept/arr airport transfers incl, overnight Amman

DAY 22 - Jerash & Ajloun:
After breakfast, panoramic city tour in Amman, visiting Amman citadel, Roman theatre and Folklore museum. Then continue to Ajloun and visiting this famous Islamic castle after which head to the Decapolis city of Jerash founded in 300BC for a tour of this ancients Greco-roman city. End of day tour with return to Amman. Overnight in Amman.
meals: breakfast included (dinner optional)

DAY 23 - Madaba / Mt Nebo / Kerak:
Proceed to St. George's Church in Madaba, home to the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land before moving on to Mt. Nebo, the memorial of Moses. Continue to Kerak via al Mujeb mountains to visit the famous Crusader castle of Reginald of chatillon and then to Petra. Overnight in Petra.
meals: breakfast included (dinner optional)

DAY 24 - Petra & Wadi Rum:
After breakfast, explore the red rose city of Petra. Horse ride (not compulsory) along the famous narrow (siq) until our eye first catches the amazing treasury. From here explore the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. Then transfer to another of nature's wonderlands that has attracted human beings for thousands of years. Wadi Rum or Valley of the Moon is an unusual desert terrain with towering cliffs shooting out of the sandy desert floor. Here you enjoy a 4x4 Jeep safari and stay at a Bedouin camp. Overnight in Bedouin Tent.
meals: breakfast & dinner included
*For those that do not wish to stay overnight in tent/camp we can instead arrange to return back to hotel in Petra, please let us know your preference when completing the enquiry form

DAY 25 - Dead Sea, return Amman:
After breakfast, proceed north to the lowest spot of the world, the Dead Sea. Here you have some free time at leisure to relax/float before continuing on the drive back to Amman. Overnight in Amman (there is also the option to stay at hotel in the Dead Sea area instead of returning to Amman, let us know your preference).
meals: breakfast included (dinner optional)

DAY 26 - Departure:
Breakfast, check out and as per your international flight departure time transfer to Amman Airport.

A Customer Review

We arrived home last night about 10:00 pm, tired, but with smiles on our faces. Everything went very well - took very good care of us. We greatly appreciate everything you did for us. The arrangements were perfect. Once I get my head cleared from the travel home I will write a letter of recommendation for you to have on file for further client possibilities.Thanks again, Richard and Linda.

-Richard and Linda

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What's included?

  • 19 nights hotel accommodation in category of your choice
  • 03 nights onboard Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
  • 02 nights on overnight trains, sleeper cabin
    *we can also arrange by flight instead of train
  • Regular group day tours in Turkey (private basis on request)
  • Half day regular group Athens Tour (private basis on request)
  • Private guided day tours in Cairo/Giza
  • Guided sightseeing during Nile Cruise
  • Private vehicle with English speaking driver for the noted route in Jordan and local guides in Jerash & Petra (escorting tour guide on request)
  • Main entrances fees to all sights visited
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Noted transport from arrival in Istanbul at start till departure from Amman at end
  • Arr/dept transfers throughout itinerary
  • Taxes & handling fees

Notes

  • Available in any order, example Jordan-Egypt-Turkey-Greece etc
  • Flexible, can be customized to suit preferences
  • Available on daily basis, year round
  • Suitable for individuals and groups
  • Please note that this is not a set departure tour with the same persons all travelling together from start to end. What we do is arrange all accommodation & transport per your travel dates and then combine this with the noted sightseeing day tours in each area. This gives you the flexibility to tailor the itinerary to better suit your dates & "wish list".

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