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Highlights of Istanbul & Cairo (Turkey Egypt)

CMB 1003 - 07 Days
Notes:

The itinerary can be done in reverse order (starting Cairo ending Istanbul)

The itinerary is flexible so changes can be made to suit your preferences

Daily departures year round (you get to choose your own travel dates)

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival Istanbul:
Arrival to Istanbul Airport and meet for transfer to the hotel. Rest of day/evening then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 02 - Historical Sights in Sultanahmet:
After breakfast at hotel meet with the guide to depart on the full day regular group tour to explore the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). After the tour, return to hotel with the evening then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.


DAY 03 - Bosphorous Cruise & Beylerbeyi:
Breakfast then again meet to depart on full day regular group tour (private guided available on request), this time starting with a morning cruise on the Bosphorous during which you have views from the vessel of various historical sights that line its shores. After cruise visits to the Spice Bazaar, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill for panoramic views. End of tour with return to hotel, evening at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.


DAY 04 - Istanbul to Cairo:
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for departure on afternoon/evening one-way international flight to Cairo. Arrival Cairo Airport and meet for transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cairo.


DAY 05 - Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara:
Breakfast then meet with your tour guide and begin the sightseeing tour with a visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed on to Sakkara where you will visit the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. Overnight in Cairo.


DAY 06 - Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo:
Breakfast and again meet with your guide to depart on to visit the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin (Alabaster Mosque & Tomb of the Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali) along with Old Cairo area where you find a mixture between the Islamic & Christian Monuments such as: Abu Serga Church, Al Mo'allaqa Church or the Hanging Church which are dated back to the beginning of the 5th Century AD and built in the basilica style. The day also includes a visit to the famous Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.


DAY 07 - Departure:
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international flight departure time meet for transfer to Cairo Airport.

What's included?

Hotel accomodation in category of your choice, bed & breakfast basis

All noted sightseeing day tours on regular group (or private guided) basis

Guiding in English, main entrance fees, tour transport, lunches where noted

One-way flight ticket from Istanbul to Cairo (or Cairo to Istanbul)

Roundtrip Istanbul & Cairo Airport transfers

Taxes and handling services

Average Package Rates:

(for reference only - depends on season, number of persons, hotels, etc)

3* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

4* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

5* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

Please use the Booking / Enquiry Form for any questions you may have regarding this travel package and/or to receive a quote based on your preference of accommodation (3*/4*/5*) and dates/month of travel.