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Overview

This travel package takes you on a discovery journey of three very important cities. Discover the Ottoman heritage of Istanbul (Turkey), the amazing Acropolis in Athens & ruins of Delphi (Greece) then on to Cairo to marvel at the Pyramids and explore the Old area with its Christian & Islamic monuments (Egypt).

• A flexible tour package for individuals. This itinerary can also be arranged as Athens-Istanbul-Cairo or Cairo-Athens-Istanbul. Available year-round, and a number of other changes can also be made such as add extra days / exclude some days / add one or more Greek Islands, etc.

• Package Rate generally starts from around 1600Euro+ per person - based on 2 persons using 3* hotels - varies according to travel dates, number of persons travelling, hotel category requested and any changes made to the itinerary. Excludes international flight to starting point & from ending point.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 : Welcome to Istanbul - Hos Geldin!
Welcome to Istanbul - meet in the arrivals hall of Istanbul Airport and transfer on to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 02 : Ottoman Relics of Istanbul:
The historical area of Sultanahmet is a must for any visitor to Istanbul. During this full-day tour the guide takes you to visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 03 : Sights, Sounds & Smells of the Bosphorus:
Today enjoy a morning cruise along the Bosphorus offering views from the vessel of various majestic palaces, mansions & villas, mosques and other sites that line its shores. Then on to visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 04 : Istanbul to Athens:
Breakfast, check-out, and as per chosen flight time, transfer to the airport for a direct flight to Athens. Arrive and transfer to hotel with the remainder of the day/evening at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 05 : Delphi (or Argolis) Sightseeing Tour
Today you have the choice to join on either the full-day Delphi Tour or full-day Argolis Tour.
Delphi: Depart on a drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing towns of Thebes - connected with tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova. In Delphi visit the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the athlete Aghias.
Argolis: Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Mycenae and visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs etc. Depart for Nauplion the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. Afternoon, leave for Epidauros to visit the theatre (4th century BC) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 06 : Cruise to the islands of Hydra, Poros & Aegina
Transfer to Piraeus, embark on the cruise vessel and sail for the island of Hydra where you have time (around 1 hour) for a stroll around. Then sail for Poros, the smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town. Your time at leisure in Poros will be about 60 minutes. Lunch served on board during the voyage. Then, after a two-hour trip, arrive at the last port of call, the island of Aegina. Here you once again have some free time at leisure to stroll around or swim weather permitting. Embarkation for the voyage of return and overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 07 : Discover Athens then head for Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel then join on one of the following regular group excursions (you choose):
a) 5hr Coach tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & panoramic drive in city center
b) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, Ancient Agora & stroll through the city centre
c) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & stroll through city centre
Then transfer to the airport for evening direct flight to Cairo. Arrive, transfer to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 08 : Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
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.
meals: breakfast & lunch included (dinner optional)

DAY 09 : Old Cairo & Museum
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.
meals: breakfast & lunch included (dinner optional)

DAY 10 : Departure
As per your international flight departure time, transfer from the hotel to Cairo Airport.

What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation in category of your choice
  • Breakfasts at hotels throughout (dinners optional)
  • Guided day tours with main entrances & tour transport
  • Lunches during the full day tours, drinks extra
  • Flight tickets, Istanbul to Athens & Athens to Cairo
  • Arrival & departure transfers throughout
  • Taxes and handling services

Notes

  • Available on daily basis, year-round
  • Very flexible, can be customized to suit preferences

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From our past customers

We wish to thank you once more for arranging our tour of Turkey, Greece and Egypt: everything went well, and we were very satisfied with the trip. We would like to visit more of Turkey next year (and perhaps some former soviet Union countries), will contact you at the appropriate moment to see if other tours can be arranged. With warm regards, Ralph and Sonia

-Sonia

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