From the oldest civilization known to the land that bridges the vivid differences of Europe and Africa. Glide through the lands of Egypt and Turkey in a 12 Day Historic and Exotic journey with TPT. Enjoy this perfect combination of Istanbul Nile cruise, and Cairo while you admire the famous monuments of both countries.
Board your international flight and begin your journey back in time to this charming, ancient land.
Arrival at the Land of the Pharaohs. Upon completion of immigration & customs formalities at Cairo International Airport, you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel.
Morning flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be escorted to your cruise ship where you will spend the next 3 nights / 4 days. Accommodation aboard your cruise ship will consist of outside junior suite cabin with private facilities. You will visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. View Kitchner's Island botanical garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum by felucca (Entrance is not PERMITTED). Sail to Kom Ombo and overnight. Meals Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek & Haroeries. Then sail to Edfu. Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, (237 B.C.) considered the best-preserved temple in Ancient Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail to Esna, passing through the Esna Lock, and continue sailing towards Luxor and overnight. Meals Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Visit the West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. (Evening optional Sound & Light Show at the Karnak Temple), overnight in Luxor. Meals Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
After breakfast, visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, a centuries-old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks. Disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met and escorted to your hotel. (Evening, optional Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids)Meals Breakfast
Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb. Then drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Stop for lunch, afternoon visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, then proceed to Khan El Khalili, the world's largest 13th century covered oriental bazaar, overnight in Cairo. Meals Breakfast - Lunch
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrival at Istanbul Atatrk Airport. Meet by TPT Tour representative and transfer to the hotel. Remainder of evening at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast
The city tour of Istanbul includes the famous Topkapi Palace. A marvelous oriental palace which was the seat of the government of the Ottoman Empire for many centuries (closed on Tuesdays, visiting Underground Cistern instead). The Blue Mosque famous for its blue tiles and unique with its 6 minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet; the Hippodrome where chariot races used to take place. Next we will visit St. Sophia Museum which is one of the great architectural marvels of the ancient world. Meals: Breakfast
After Breakfast, visit Spice Market and take a boat for the cruise along the Bosphoros. Meals: Breakfast
Free until transfer time. Transfer to Istanbul Atatrk Airport for your departure flight to Cairo. Upon arrival into Cairo, you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast All timings are subject to change and will be relayed to the guests accordingly at the time of arrival.
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