Cairo Istanbul Tour – Egypt and Turkey Travel Packages
Cairo Istanbul Tour – Egypt and Turkey Travel Packages
8 Days Egypt and Istanbul sightseeing
we are very flexible concerning our tours schedule you can custom your own packages with us
Trip Runs: Everyday
Pick-up : Cairo
Return to: Turkey
Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Day 1: Arrival Cairo
Egypt Day Tours rep will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport after luggage & customs area, and then he will escort you to your hotel in Cairo.
Day 2: The Pyramids Tour
Depart from your Cairo hotel in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle and learn more closely with your knowledgeable guide during your full day journey to Cairo pyramids. First stop will be at The Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinu. Then move to the panoramic view area that clearly shows the three pyramids which is amazing spot to take some exciting pictures. Continue to visit the royal tomb guard the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body that shows how powerful he was, which dates back to the time of Chephren, a chance to take photo while you kissing him, Have a peek to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren get a Quick look at the tombs of the workers who built the pyramids (Optional )
If hunger hits, try some typical Egyptian meals for lunch, prepared with local products. Hop back on board your coach and move to visit Zoser Step Pyramid in Sakkara. Get an inside look at one of the oldest major stone structure which was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. It is considered the world’s first pyramids ever. The last part of your Cairo Pyramids Tour is to visit the ancient city of Memphis, which was the first capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, which was founded by King Menes. It was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the glorious Ramses II statue After approximately 6 hours of exploring Cairo attractions, your guide will return you to your hotel in Cairo for your overnight.
(Optional) Evening trip to attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area. (35 $ per person).
Day 3: Egyptian Museum – Coptic and Old Cairo
Enjoy your local guide’s informative commentary throughout your tour to the Egyptian museum and old Cairo. After our guide pick you up from your hotel by A/C Vehicle, feel free to ask any questions about Cairo history or culture. Our first stop will be at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo. You will explore the two floors of the museum which displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art. This museum gives you an excellent look at the history. The collection shows the creation of each era in all its technical and aesthetic forms which considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. This includes the famous collection of the young king Tutankhamen and lots sarcophagi from different dynasties this sarcophagi give us a brief about how rich it’s owner was. Afterwards, get an overview of the Coptic history in Egypt at Old Cairo where you will discover the Roman fortress the Hanging church, which is known as Al Mo’allaka church. Later you will visit St. Sergius which sheltered the holy family and Synagogue. After exploring the charming sightseeing Return in comfort to your hotel in Cairo
Day 4: Alexandria
An early morning pickup from your hotel after breakfast at 07:00 am. Begin your exploration with a scholarly introduction from your guide to the history of the places you going to visit in Alexandria. A 3 hours approx drive in air-conditioned coach .
Start your Alexandria day tour with a visit to Pompay’s Pillar the biggest memorial column in Egypt Standing in the ancient city of Alexandria. This structure is 100 feet high approximately, followed by visit to Kom El-Shoqafa Catacomb. It consists of 3 underground floors shows how they used to bury the dead at the Greek-roman period. You will see how much the Egyptian art reflect on them from many scenes decorated the tomb. Next, visit the library of Alexandria from outside; the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books. Head to castle of Qaitbey which was built on the lighthouse site one of the old seven wonders of ancient world. Later on you will go to the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city;Abo El abbas Mosque.
Your guide will lead you to enjoyable walking tour from the unknown soldier Memorial blend with the locals get deep into the small alleys the original streets of the city see the oldest tram in Alexandria after that, reach El ramel station.
Drive along the Cornish 30 km to see the whole city of Alexandria from sea side, stop over the famous bridge of Stanley modern land mark of modern Alexandria, later head to the El Montazah to visit the Royal gardens of king Farouk to watch the royal Palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek, followed by a visit to royal beaches of the queens. This tour concludes with drop-off at your cairo hotel
Day 5: Fly to Turkey
Breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure to Turkey. Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 6:Full Day Istanbul City Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a full day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized heart of old Istanbul. Our local guide takes us to Hagia Sophia, built in 537 AD as world’s first large dome building. It was the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church before its conversion in a Muslim Mosque. Have a look at its many unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Then move on foot to the Blue Mosque. It was built in 17th century and it owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles on its walls. Afterwards , you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm then head to Grand Bazaar. Following the introduction by our guide at which a recommended store. After that have some free time on your own to discover its 1 200 spice , gold shops and more . Then visit the amazing Topkapi Palace. Next, head to the gardens halls where we view staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Your final stop will be at the Church of Sergius and Bacchus today known as “Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque”, This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7: Morning Bosphorus Cruise – Spice Market
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your hotel and a short drive brings us to the Eminonu Pier. We embark on a Bosphorus ferry for a one hour and half long breathtaking cruise along the Bosphorus. The Bosphorus strait which runs right through Istanbul city and also between Asia and Europe continents. Your knowledgeable tour guide will explain about several Ottoman palaces, ancient fortresses, suspension continental bridges and wealthy shore villages with typical Ottoman architecture that will view along the shore. Then visit the colorful Spice Market from the 17th century where you can smell and taste various kinds of herbs and Turkish delights with you guide . Return to your hotel after the tour ends. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8: Istanbul- Fly Back Home
After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul International Airport for final departure.
- Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
- Customer services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
- All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo based on bed and breakfast
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul based on bed and breakfast
- Private Tours in Cairo
- Private English speaking guide in Cairo.
- Tours in Istanbu will be sharing group
- English speaking guide during Istanbul tours .
- Free Egyptian Sim Card (please reserve to receive it upon arrival
- Entrance fees to all mentioend sites
- All service charges and taxes.
- International Airfare and flight Cairo to Turkey
- Entry visa to Egypt & Turkey
- Personal items.
- Any other items not mentioned.
- Any Optional tours.
Per person in double room 640$
Single traveler 1000$
Oct –Apr rates
Per person in double room 740$
Per single traveler 1105$