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You will have lots of fun during the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour. On this day, the tour starts with your tour guide and private driver picking you up at the hotel after breakfast and taking you to the Giza Necropolis. You will give a great look at the Great Pyramids of Giza - Khufu, Kafre, and Micerinus - and also the Sphinx and the Temple Valley. Next, let's visit the Egyptian Museum, which holds an impressive (and the largest) collection of objects related to Ancient Egypt. Afterward, it is time for Coptic Cairo, and get to know the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra synagogue. Last but not least, walk around the fascinating 7 centuries-old bazaars of Khan el Khalili, where people shop, eat, and where you will find a great representation of the local life. Return to the hotel. Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
On the 3rd day of the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour, you will fly to Luxor. You will receive all the expected assistance during the transit, and be taken directly to your cruise. Enjoy the onboard accommodations and lunch. In the afternoon you will have an impressive experience by visiting Karnak and Luxor Temples. The first is a huge complex that contains many temples and is considered the biggest ancient religious place in the whole world, and the second is a beautiful worship place dedicated to the god Amon. Return to the ship. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
The 4th day of the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour is dedicated to Luxor. After breakfast you will head to the Valley of the Kings, resting place of dozens of pharaohs, and a labyrinth of tombs. No far away from there, let's move to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a structure that impresses by its different style. Last but not least, visit the Colossi of Memnon, the twin statues of King Amenhotep III. Later on this day the cruise will sail to Edfu. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Next on the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour comes Edfu. The temple of Edfu is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god, and is the winner in terms of preservation. Right after, let's go to Kom Ombo. What distinguishes the Kom Ombo Temples is the fact they are absolutely symmetrical and identical; built to worship the gods Horus and Sobek. After lunch, we sail towards Aswan. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
How is the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour going so far? On this day you will be in Aswan. Let's start by the High Dam, which was the ultimate solution for the Nile flooding problem. Next, we will visit the Unfinished Obelisk (a monument ordered by Queen Hatshepsut and abandoned due to a crack that stopped the works), proceeding to the Temple of Philae on Agilkia Island, dedicated to the goddesses Hathor and Isis. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We are in half of the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour, and today the Turkey adventure will start. After breakfast, get ready to say bye to Egypt. You will be escorted to the airport and fly to Istanbul. Our representative will meet you upon your arrival and take you to your hotel. Enjoy your free night in Istanbul. Included meals: Breakfast
It is the 9th day out of the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour. After breakfast, let's discover Istanbul. First stop: Hagia Sophia. The place was built between 532 and 537, and along the upcoming centuries, it was used as a mosque and as a church. Following comes the Blue Mosque, famous for its interior blue tiles, and the Hippodrome, that used to be the venue of chariot races. You will be mesmerized by the Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman sultans for four centuries. The place holds an impressive treasury, beautiful courtyards, and the famous harem. Last but not least, let's stop by the Grand Bazaar, the oldest covered market in the world. Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Ready for another adventure included in the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour? So, after breakfast, you will be taken to the airport and fly to Capadoccia. There are representative will provide assistance and take you to your hotel. Enjoy free leisure time. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
After breakfast, we will continue the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour with a full-day excursion in Cappadocia. First stop: Göreme, an open-air museum that is amongst the most beautiful visions of Turkey, followed by the fortress in Uchisar. You will have the opportunity to know about the history of the famous Turkish tiles and pottery. Finally, we will visit the Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Return to the hotel. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the 13th day out of the 16 Days Best of Egypt and Turkey tour, enjoy South Capadoccia after breakfast. You will visit Kizilcukr, an isolated valley that has stunning rock formations and hidden rock-carved churches. Next is Cavusin, one of the oldest villages in the area. You will visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, the oldest in the area, from where you can have a panoramic view of the place. Finally, you will visit one of the underground cities, with eight floors below the ground (not all open to visitors), and the pigeon houses. At the end of this tour day, you will be taken to the airport to catch the flight to Izmir. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel in Kusadasi. Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Mosques and all other places of worship occupied a high and greatly respected place in the hearts of most Egyptians There aren’t really special clothes to be put on while visiting a mosque in Egypt; however, conservative attire would be highly recommended. In some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
Usually, the check-in time is at 11:00 AM after breakfast and before Lunch. As most Flights arrive much earlier, Immediate access to your cabin will be provided if available. If the option is unavailable, however, you will kindly be asked to wait until check-in time. A good way to kill time and make the most of the previous situation is to start your tours early in your trip.
Normally, Nile Cruise Check out Time is at 8:00 or 9:00 AM right after Breakfast. However, if your Flight or Train is running late, all the cruise facilities are under your beck & call, except the Cabin and the Restaurant. Moreover, you can safely keep your luggage onboard your designated Cruise and explore the city until your flight/train departure time.
The two standard meal plan variations for a Nile Cruise is All-inclusive & Full Board with the Latter being the most common. Full Board options include all meals in either a Set menu of Buffet form, served at a fixed time with the meals & food with quality and variety differing depending on the quality of the cruise itself. Items that are not included in the meal plan are beverages except for the breakfast tea, coffee, juice, afternoon tea are all complimentary & free of charge. As for the Second meal plan criteria, The all-inclusive meal plan that includes all types of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
For The Nile Cruise Crew: Usually, there are around 50 to 70 employees onboard the cruise ship and all contribute to make your trip a wonderful journey. Considering this fact, it's advisable to Equally distribute the tip amongst the crew. Although there's a strict rule against tipping during the trip a great way to do it is to leave an envelope at the cruise reception with the total amount which they will divide equally amongst the crew members. In conclusion, tipping is an act of courtesy and not obligatory by any means.