ARRIVALS SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
DAY 1: ESTÁMBUL Arrival and reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 2: ISTANBUL Breakfast and departure for the visit of the old part where the most outstanding Byzantine and Ottoman monuments are concentrated. We will start with a visit to the old Roman Hippodrome, where the obelisks of the Serpent and Theodosius stand out, as well as the famous Egyptian Obelisk. After visiting the gardens of the Blue Mosque, the only one in the world with six minarets, you will visit the famous temple of Hagia Sophia, the largest sanctuary in the world until the 17th century built by Emperor Justinian during the 6th century. After lunch, visit the Topkapı Palace, famous giant enclosure from where the whole Ottoman Empire was run for almost 400 years. Return to the hotel accommodation.
DAY 3: ISTANBUL – ANKARA Full day visit that begins with the Species Market. Cruise through the Bosphorus (strait that separates the two continents, Asia and Europe), where you can see the beautiful Ottoman villas, the Palaces of Dolmabahçe, Çiragan and Beylerbeyi, the Rumeli Hisari Fortress, among others. Then departure to Ankara capital of modern Turkey. Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 4: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA Breakfast and panoramic view of the city, then visit of the Mausoleum of Ataturk (Founder of the Turkish Republic). After lunch, we will see the second largest lake in Turkey, The Salt Lake has a large concentration of salts and other minerals that make it attractive because it is the second largest in Turkey. We continue the trip to Cappadocia. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA At dawn you will have the possibility of participating in an optional hot air balloon excursion. Breakfast. Visit this fantastic region for its fascinating and original landscape, formed by the lava thrown by the volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan 3 million years ago. Visit of Pasabag Valley, Çavusin, Avcilar and Güvercinlik; which have a spectacular landscape of the ‘Fairy Chimneys’. Departure to the Göreme valley, visit the numerous monasteries and chapels carved out of the rocks and decorated with frescoes from the 10th century, some of them very well preserved. Opportunity to visit one of the typical onyx and turquoise workshops and / or carpets. Back to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation. Possibility of attending a folk dance show in a typical cave with unlimited alcoholic regional drinks.
DAY 6: CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE Breakfast. Early departure to Konya, capital of the Seljuk Sultans in the 11th century. Visit of the Mevlana Mausoleum, poet and philosopher who founded the mystical and religious sect of the Dancing Dervishes. Following the trip to Pamukkale, spectacular place unique in the world, for its dazzling white waterfalls and natural pools. We will visit the ancient Hierapolis, the Necropolis that contains more than 150,000 tombs. Transfer to the planned hotel and dinner.
DAY 7: PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS – KUSADASI – ESTAMBUL Breakfast and departure to Ephesus. Greco-Roman city, former capital of Asia Minor and one of the best preserved of antiquity where are the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, the theater, the Library of Celso among others. Visit of the House of the Virgin, place where he spent the last years of his life. At the scheduled time, departure to the airport to take the flight to Istanbul. Transfer to the planned hotel dinner and accommodation.
DAY 8: ISTANBUL – CAIRO Breakfast, at the scheduled time, departure to the airport to take the flight to Cairo (not included). Arrival, visa procedures, reception of our staff. Transfer to the hotel .
DAY 9: CAIRO Breakfast. In the morning visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Kefren, Menkaure and the famous Es? Nge de Guiza that is composed half head of pharaoh and half body of lion, is a monumental group classified as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world . In the afternoon visit of the Egyptian Museum, which contains the most impressive collection of the pharaonic stage inside. In spite of its modest size it hides jewels like the treasures that were of the tomb of Tutankamon that it means: Aton’s living image, this famous pharaoh acceded to the throne with only 12 years and its reign lasted few years. Return to the hotel and lodging.
DAY 10: CAIRO – LUXOR Breakfast and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Luxor. Arrival, meeting with our representative to accompany you to the dock. Boarding and boarding procedures. In the afternoon visit to the Temples of Luxor and Karnak the religious precincts dedicated to the worship of God Amun Ra, the king of the gods of the ancient Theban era. Dinner on board.
DAY 11: LUXOR – EDFU Full board aboard, in the morning sailing on the Nile we will arrive at its western shore and visit the Necropolis of Thebes where is the Valley of the Kings that contains 62 royal tombs all belonging to the rulers of the new kingdom like the families of the Tutmosis, Ameno? s and Ramses, we must not forget the golden tomb of the young king Tutankhamun then we go to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut one of the few women who ruled in Egypt, also known by the temple of Deir the Bahari of there we go to the colossi Memnon. Return to the cruise for lunch and start the navigation to Esna. After the crossing of the Lock continues the cruise towards Edfu. Night on board and dinner.
DAY 12: EDFU – KOM – OMBO – ASWAN Full board on board. In the morning visit to the Temple of God Horus the golden God of the horizon and protector of Egypt in Edfu. Sailing towards Kom Omb and in the afternoon visit of the twin Temple dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Haroeris or Horus the most famous, this temple also for the symmetrical temple or the temple of duality. Sailing to Aswan. Night on board and dinner.
DAY 13: ASWAN Full board on board. In the morning visit to the great dam called the High Dam of Aswan founded in 1960 there we will visit the old and valuable granite quarry where the ancient Egyptians had all their granite blocks, you see in the quarry a broken or unfinished obelisk since the times of Queen Hatshepsut. Afternoon walk in Faluca along the Nile River. Night on board in Aswan.
DAY 14: ASWAN – EL CAIRO Breakfast and disembarkation. Possibility of making the optional excursion to the famous Abu Simbel temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cairo. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 15: CAIRO Breakfast and at the scheduled time transfer to the airport to take the return flight. End of services.
The price includes:
– First top hotel accommodation in Turkey
– Hotel accommodation 5 * in Cairo – Breakfast
– A lunch in Istanbul – A lunch in Cairo
– Full board on Cruise on the Nile
– Cruise on the Bosphorus
– 4 nights cruise on the Nile River
– Half Board in Turkey during the circuit
– Transportation by airbus or luxury minibus with air conditioning
– Entrances to the museums described in the program
– Spanish speaking guide
– Transfers airport hotel airport
– Airline Smyrna / Istanbul
– Airline Cairo – Luxor // Aswan – Cairo
Price does not include:
– Expenses not specified in the program
– Tips for the guide and driver
– Museum in Cairo room of the mummies and some tombs.
Net price per person in double accommodation from USD 1,780
Price of the balloon per person from 200 USD
Important note: The order of the visits can be modified in favor of the passenger but always respecting the fulfillment of the same.
The domestic flight in Turkey and Egypt has included 1 suitcase per person up to 15KG For 5 * hotels in Istanbul and Egypt, cave type hotel will have a supplement of 200 USD