A reflection of past civilisations. From Istanbul that straddles both Europe and Asia with its cultural influences from the many empires that once ruled here, to Cairo, a sprawling capital set on the Nile River, with its trove of antiquities and the iconic Pyramids. This travel itinerary is suitable for those that only have a short time to visit in Turkey and Egypt. Can be customized based on your travel dates and requirements.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival Istanbul:
Arrive Istanbul Airport and meet for transfer to hotel. Rest of day/evening free at leisure. Overnight Istanbul.
meals: none

DAY 02 - Historical Sights in Sultanahmet:
After breakfast meet to join on guided 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.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 03 - Bosphorous Cruise & Dolmabahce:
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, Dolmabahce Palace (or Galata Tower), Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill for panoramic views. End of tour with return to hotel, evening at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

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

DAY 05 - Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara:
Breakfast then depart with private tour guide to begin tour with a visit to Memphis and view the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Proceed to Sakkara and visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser. 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.
meals: breakfast included (lunch/dinner optional)

DAY 06 - Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo:
Today depart again with your guide to begin exploring the downtown area of Cairo. Visit the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin (Alabaster Mosque & Tomb of Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali) and Old Cairo area where you find a mixture between the Islamic & Christian Monuments such as the Hanging Church which date back to the beginning of the 5th Century AD. Also visit the famous Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included (lunch/dinner optional)

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

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Martina and I would like to thank you for the wonderful package you put together for us. It was a great experience and we had a lovely time. I would like to thank you for your professionalism, and the effort that you put forth in constantly adjusting the itinerary to our needs. We will certainly recommend you to our family and friends who choose to tour greece or Turkey. We will keep in touch as we would like to return to the islands and perhaps Turkey. Many thanks and best regards. Sal and Martina.


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What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation in category of your choice
  • Breakfasts at hotels throughout (dinners optional)
  • 02 full day Istanbul Tours, regular group (private on request)
  • 02 full day Cairo/Giza Tours, private basis
  • Guiding in English, main entrances, tour transport
  • Lunches during full day tours in Turkey, drinks extra
  • Flight ticket from Istanbul to Cairo, economy class
  • Arrival & departure transfers throughout
  • Taxes and handling services


  • Available in reverse order, start Cairo end Istanbul
  • Very 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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