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Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-70

16 Days / 15 Nights Trip to Egypt & Turkey

Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days

From Ottoman Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and the stunning mineral pools of Pamukkale, to the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and felucca sailing in Egypt. Take in the best of Egypt and Turkey in 16 days. 
Sultan’s palaces gilded in gold and jewels. Surreal lunar landscapes. Bazaars of glittering treasures. Come discover the treasures of Turkey! 

This nation is unique in every way; an exciting blend of modern and traditional; quiet and vibrant. Stroll through its capital that hugs two continents, one end in Asia and the other in Europe. Learn about delectable Turkish cuisine, eat, explore, dance, laugh and have fun with new friends throughout!
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  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,791
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    On The Go Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Feel cute in Pamukkale
Highlight #1
Feel cute in Pamukkale
While relaxing by these white, gorgeous thermal pools, don’t feel shy to capture your selfie-worthy moment.
Are we in Europe or Asia?
Highlight #2
Are we in Europe or Asia?
That’s the thing- you’re in two continents at the same time! Welcome to Istanbul, a whirlwind of colour, landscapes and culture, that showcases the best of both Asia & Europe.
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6 things about Turkey that you'll find hard to believe

This country’s whirlwind of colour, innovation, revolution and chaos will surprise you at every turn. Here are 6 things about Turkey that will definitely surprise you.

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Itinerary

Istanbul

Saturday. Hello Turkey! Arrive Istanbul and transfer to our hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure consider heading out to explore the city. 

  Hotel:  None

Istanbul

Guided tour of the city that spans Europe and Asia. Tour the Hippodrome area, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Underground Cistern. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Canakkale

Istanbul – Gallipoli. Our first destination is Gallipoli where we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the historical battlefields, carefully tended cemeteries, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials, and of course – ANZAC Cove. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Troy and Coastal Kusadasi

Gallipoli – Kusadasi. Heading south, we enjoy a guided tour of Homer’s Troy, famed for the Trojan wooden horse and fabled Helen. Continuing to the Roman acropolis of Pergamum - the cultural and political capital of its time, we tour the impressive temple ruins, library and medical facilities. Afterwards we visit a local leather emporium for a spot of shopping, en route to coastal Kusadasi. Enjoy the hotel facilities.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Legendary Ephesus

Today, we explore legendary Ephesus and see the ruins of the great Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. Under the Romans, Ephesus, was a vast city with a population upwards of 250,000 and was a extremely important city in the Roman empire. Make sure you stroll the streets of this ruined city, taking stops at some of the highlights such as the Libraby of Celcus, the gymnasium of Vedius and the great theatre. Afterward, we stop by a local carpet weaving house to witness a demonstration of how these beautiful rugs are made and how centuries old traditions have been passed down to modern day carpet weavers.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Pamukkale

Kusadasi - Pamukkale. Tour the ancient town of Hierapolis and the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. You can walk barefoot along the terraces allowing the mineral rich waters to wash over your feet or opt for a dip in the hot springs renowned for their therapeutic powers since roman times. Continue to our hotel for an evening at leisure. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Istanbul

Friday. Pamukkale - Istanbul - Cairo. After breakfast and hotel check out we make our way to Denizli airport for our onward flight to Istanbul arriving at approx 8:50am where our representative will be waiting to meet you. You will now need to independently book your flight from Istanbul to Cairo, as is not included in the cost of this tour. Please only book a flight departing Istanbul later than 1pm. Turkish Airlines and Egyptair offer flights between Istanbul and Cairo, check the THY or Egyptair websites for more details. 

 Upon arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At 7pm meet your Egyptian guide at the Welcome Meeting. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Pyramids of Giza

This morning we visit Egypt's most iconic site - the awe-inspiring pyramids and huge Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. You can also opt to enter Chephren or Mycerinus pyramids, depending upon which is open on the day. After we visit the necropolis of Saqqara - a myriad of ancient tombs and temples. the highlight is Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC!

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

Cairo - Aswan. This morning we visit the Egyptian Museum for an informative guided tour. A mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history are housed in the museum, making it one of the foremost in the world. Arguably the most famous exhibit is the solid gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamen. Opt to see also the Royal Mummies, if you wish. Note: the new Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020 (exact date yet to be released). Once open it will be visited in place of the current Egyptian Museum. 

 Leaving the museum, we visit a government supervised papyrus emporium where you can buy genuine papyrus at quite reasonable prices before returning to our hotel for free time. You may wish to have dinner or swim in the hotel pool before this evening's overnight train to Aswan.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Aswan

Arrive Aswan and check into our hotel. Today, we visit the High Dam and travel by boat to the Temple of Philae and a perfume oil emporium. Then there is free time to shop in the colourful souqs or sit back and watch an amazing sunset.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Felucca sailing

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night cruise downstream. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. A stop will also be made at the Temple of Kom Ombo on day 12. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise with our Nile Cruise Upgrade. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Felucca sailing

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night cruise downstream. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. A stop will also be made at the Temple of Kom Ombo on day 12. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise with our Nile Cruise Upgrade. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Luxor

Kom Ombo - Luxor. Arrive in Luxor and opt to visit the wonderfully illuminated Luxor Temple by night (book/pay locally). 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Luxor

Luxor - Cairo. Today we tour West Bank, visiting the Colossi of Memnon, Valleys of the Kings and the colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. After time for lunch, we explore the giant Temple of Karnak - a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers. Tonight we return to Cairo by sleeper train. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

Cairo. After arriving to Cairo this morning the day offers free time for you to relax, shop and explore. You may wish to join us on an optional visit Khan el-Khalili bazaar to pick up some last minute souvenirs.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

Sunday - Cairo. Hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to airport.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 14 breakfasts and 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 6 nights 4 star and special class hotels in Turkey, 5 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt 

 2 nights aboard a felucca (open deck)

 2 nights overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

 Airport arrival transfer in Turkey day 1 and departure shuttle on day 8 at 11am and 1:30pm to Istanbul Airport

 Cairo - Airport arrival transfer on day 8 and departure transfer on day 16

 Touring of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pergamum, Pamukkale Hierapolis

 Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan & Luxor

 Escorted by degree qualified tour guides in Turkey and Egypt

 All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

 Flight from Denizli (Pamukkale) to Istanbul

Not Included

 International flights (including the flight from Istanbul to Cairo), visas and tipping

 Tip for your tour guides in Turkey and Egypt. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per person, per day. For your driver in Turkey we recommend USD$2 per person per day. Tipping of these persons mentioned above is an entirely personal gesture

 Entrance Fees: USD$160-180pp, paid in local currency

 Additional 5% GST

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26 Dec 2020

End date

10 Jan 2021

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