Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days

Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days

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Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days

16 Days Starting in Istanbul and ending in Cairo

Visiting: İstanbul, Gelibolu, Kuşadası, Pamukkale, Cairo, The Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara Necropolis, Aswan, Kom Umbu, Luxor Governorate

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

921/TUTU

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

16 years with an accompanying adult

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Istanbul - Take in the highlights of the cosmopolitan city, including Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque

  • Ephesus - Explore the classic Roman city, one of the best-preserved examples in the whole of Europe

  • Pamukkale - Unwind in the thermal hot springs, surrounded by the fairytale white landscape

  • Gallipoli - Pay your respects at ANZAC Cove and the WWI cemeteries of Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair

  • Pyramids of Giza - Take in one of the Ancient Wonders of the World, visit Saqqara and the new Grand Egyptian Museum

  • Luxor - Uncover the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, visit mighty Karnak and see the Colossi of Memnon

  • Aswan - Sail the Nile to Philae Temple, located on an island in a beautifully scenic and peaceful setting

  • Nile felucca cruising - Relax on a 2-night Nile felucca cruise, stopping en route to swim and explore

  • Kom Ombo - Visit the famous Nile-side double temple, which is also home to a mummified crocodile museum

  • Cairo - Discover Egypt's charismatic capital city independently, and opt to shop in the Khan el Khalili bazaar

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Meals Included: No Meals

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

Day 2 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Day 3 : Gallipoli

Location: Gelibolu

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 4 : Kusadasi

Location: Kuşadası

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 5 : Kusadasi

Location: Kuşadası

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 6 : Pamukkale

Location: Pamukkale

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 7 : Goodbye Turkey, Hello Egypt

Location: İstanbul, Cairo

Meals Included: Breakfast

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 need to independently book your flight from Istanbul to Cairo, as it 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.

Day 8 : Pyramids Of Giza

Location: The Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara Necropolis, Cairo

Meals Included: Breakfast

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 a government supervised papyrus emporium before traveling onto 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!

Day 9 : Cairo

Location: Cairo, Aswan

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cairo - Aswan. This morning we visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum for an informative guided tour. A mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities are housed in this incredible 490,000 sq.m complex, including treasures of King Tutankhamun. After our tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum we head over to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to see the remarkably well preserved mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens which are now on display in the Royal Mummies' Hall. Returning to our hotel there's time to relax by the pool and have some dinner before we board the overnight train to Aswan this evening.
Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to open in summer 2022, though an official opening date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.

Day 10 : Aswan

Location: Aswan

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 11 : Aswan

Location: Aswan

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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|122841]] Upgrade.

Day 13 : Luxor

Location: Kom Umbu, Luxor Governorate

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

Day 14 : Luxor

Location: Luxor Governorate, Cairo

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 15 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 16 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 and 5 star

  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners

  • 6 nights 4 star hotels in Turkey, 5 nights 4-5 star hotels in Egypt. 2 nights aboard a felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade: 4 nights 4-5 star hotels and 3 nights 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)

  • Guided sightseeing in Turkey - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pergamum and Pamukkale Hierapolis

  • 2 nights overnight trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

  • Guided sightseeing in Egypt - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor

  • Escorted by degree qualified tour guides in Turkey and Egypt

  • Economy flight from Denizli (Pamukkale) to Istanbul

  • Turkey - Airport arrival transfer on 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

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What's Not Included

  • International flights and visa

  • International flight between Istanbul and Cairo is not included and needs to be booked separately by the traveller - refer to the Trip Notes, on day 7 for details

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

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

Age Policy

16 years with an accompanying adult

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

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

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Jemima Worboys  

Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days

24-Feb-2019

Reggie was excellent and full of great knowledge, very friendly and a great asset to your company and we will do more tours with your company and go back to turkey only if Reggie will be our tour guide again we are looking at the Turkey Discovery tour in 2020.

Patricia Munoz  

Turkey & Tutankhamun - 16 days

16-Aug-2019

Egypt section: Visiting Egypt was an amazing experience. The tour was well designed and gave us a chance to visit all the awsome historical places. Medo knows the history of the different places, and from Egypt in general, and make it available to us in an easy way; he's an amazing guide. Even when we were struggling with the heat, he was able to engage us in the vast knowledge about the place we were visiting. He certainly is a guide I would recommend to anybody visiting Egypt! Shukran Medo!

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