Cairo Istanbul Tours Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul, the vibrant city where East meets West. Upon your arrival at Istanbul airport, our friendly team will be there to greet you and provide a seamless transfer to your hotel. Take a moment to settle in and relax, knowing that an extraordinary adventure awaits you. Your dedicated tour manager will also meet you to give you a quick overview of the holiday schedule. Overnight stay in your comfortable hotel, ready to explore the wonders of Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, get ready for a full day of discovering the captivating city of Istanbul. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture as you explore iconic landmarks such as the magnificent Hagia Sophia, the majestic Blue Mosque, and the historic Topkapi Palace. Delight in the vibrant atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, where you can indulge in some shopping for unique souvenirs. After a day filled with awe-inspiring sights, return to your hotel in Istanbul for a restful overnight stay.
Day 3: Fly to Cappadocia
Embark on an exciting adventure as you take a morning flight to Cappadocia, a land of enchanting landscapes and fascinating history. Explore the breathtaking attractions and historical sights that make Cappadocia truly unique. Marvel at the surreal rock formations of the Göreme Open Air Museum, discover the ancient underground cities, and be captivated by the mesmerizing hot air balloon rides (optional). Check in to your comfortable hotel in Cappadocia for a well-deserved overnight stay.
Day 4: Cappadocia Tours
Enjoy a free morning in Cappadocia, giving you the flexibility to further explore this magical region. Consider taking a hot air balloon ride to witness the awe-inspiring landscape from above (optional). In the afternoon, catch a flight back to Istanbul, where you will check in to your hotel and spend the night, reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences in Cappadocia.
Day 5: Istanbul to Cairo Tour
After a delightful breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to Istanbul and embark on your journey to Cairo. Take a flight to Cairo airport, where you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Take this opportunity to revise your holiday itinerary with our representative, ensuring that every moment of your trip is perfectly planned. Check in to your hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Cairo.
Day 6: Cairo City Sightseeing
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast before diving into the wonders of Cairo. Explore the legendary Giza Pyramids, where you will witness the iconic Great Sphinx and marvel at the ancient mysteries that surround these magnificent structures. Continue your journey to the Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of artifacts, including the famous treasures of Tutankhamun. Conclude your day with a visit to Old Cairo, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant atmosphere. Return to your hotel in Cairo for a restful overnight stay.
Day 7: Nile Cruise Luxor
Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you transfer to Cairo airport and fly to Luxor, the gateway to ancient wonders. Upon arrival, our team will be there to meet you and transfer you to the Nile Cruise ship before lunch. Settle into your comfortable cabin and prepare for an afternoon excursion to the majestic Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, located on the East Bank of the Nile. Marvel at the grandeur and intricate details of these awe-inspiring ancient structures, soaking in the rich history that surrounds you. After the tour, return to the cruise ship for a delightful dinner and overnight stay onboard as you sail along the timeless Nile River.
Day 8: Nile Cruise Edfu
Wake up to the serene beauty of the Nile River as the cruise ship continues its journey. Enjoy a delicious breakfast onboard before heading out for a morning excursion to the Valley of the Kings, where you can explore the elaborate tombs of pharaohs from ancient times. Visit the impressive Hatshepsut Temple and marvel at the colossal statues of Memnon. After the tour, return to the cruise ship for a leisurely lunch as you sail towards Edfu. Spend the afternoon relaxing on deck, taking in the picturesque landscapes along the Nile. Indulge in a delightful dinner and overnight stay onboard the cruise ship.
Day 9: Nile Cruise Aswan
After breakfast, embark on a fascinating morning excursion to the well-preserved Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus. Immerse yourself in the ancient Egyptian mythology and admire the intricate carvings and architecture of this remarkable temple. Return to the cruise ship for a delicious lunch as you continue sailing towards Kom Ombo. Stop at Kom Ombo to explore the unique temple dedicated to both Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus. After the visit, savor a delightful dinner onboard the cruise ship and spend the night as you sail towards Aswan.
Day 10: Disembark Nile Cruise
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast onboard as the cruise ship arrives in Aswan, a city known for its stunning beauty and fascinating ancient sites. Begin your day with a visit to the magnificent High Dam, a marvel of modern engineering that tamed the mighty Nile River. Explore the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, which was relocated to its current location after the construction of the High Dam. Lastly, discover the unfinished obelisk, an ancient monument that gives insight into the techniques used by ancient Egyptian stonemasons. After the tour, return to the cruise ship for lunch. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring Aswan's vibrant markets or simply relaxing onboard. Enjoy a final dinner and overnight stay onboard the cruise ship.
Day 11: Aswan to Cairo Flight
After a delightful breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to the cruise ship and disembark in Aswan. Our team will assist you with the transfer to Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for a well-deserved overnight stay in Cairo.
Day 12: Fly Back Home
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, check out and prepare for your departure. Our team will arrange your transfer to Cairo airport for your flight back home, carrying with you unforgettable memories of your Cairo-Istanbul tour. Reflect on the incredible cultural experiences, ancient wonders, and the blending of East and West that you have witnessed throughout your journey. We hope that this trip has left a lasting imprint on your heart and that you will cherish the memories for years to come. Safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you back for another extraordinary adventure in the future!
Cairo Istanbul Tours Inclusions
- Meet & assist in all mentioned airports
- Our assistance during your vacation
- All transportation by private AC vehicles
- 3 nights in Cairo hotel with daily breakfast
- 3 nights in Istanbul hotel with daily breakfast
- 1 night in Cappadocia hotel with daily breakfast
- 4 nights aboard Superior Nile Cruise on full board
- All Egypt and Turkey tours as indicated in itinerary
- Lunch during Cairo and Istanbul trips
- All cruise tours sharing group
- Entrance tickets to all sites as mentioned in itinerary
- All domestic flight tickets
- All service charges and taxes
- Mobile loan (30 min Local calls or 5 min. International Calls)
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Cairo Istanbul Tours FAQs
How to get visa to Turkey vacations?
Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must. You can obtain a visa from Turkey Consulate before departure, USD 20 or USD 30 visa on arrival is available for some specific nationalities, Some nationalities don’t need a visa to enter Turkey.
What language is spoken in Turkey?
Turkish is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
What currency is used in Turkey?
The currency in Turkey is the Turkish lira, it is about 0.14 to USD. Money exchange is widely available and Credit cards are largely used.