JOURNEY TO THE ANCIENT DESTINATION

EGYPT

MYATERIOUS DESTINATIONS

PYRAMIDS AND MUSEUMS

WORLD FAMOUS STRUCTURE

PYRAMID OF GIZA

LONGEST NILE RIVER

CRUISING

Egypt Greece Turkey Tour Package

 

Egypt Travel will take you to mysterious, wonders of this ancient country. It’s famous for the complex pyramid structures, have long been Egypt’s hallmark. Indeed, it is testament to their brilliance that today, in a time of such modernity; visitors still flock to Egypt to marvel at the pyramids and the Sphinx. Egyptian tourism is abundantly blessed: beyond the remains of the ancient Egyptian civilization, visitors can also enjoy remnants of Greek and Roman influence on the land, as well as centuries-old Christian churches and equally impressive Islamic mosques. The Red Sea and its stunning coral formation have long been considered by divers as one of the world’s best spots. And even if you’re not all too keen on diving, the Egyptian underwater world may soon interest you: there have been hints of development making it possible to view the submerged palace of Cleopatra. Egypt Greece Turkey Tour Package has a lot to offer but the problem is “what to choose?”

INR 1, 85,990/-

(Above cost is for per person, valid on 11 people group travelling together) 

I have had a fantastic experience with IML travel, a great team of travel people.

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DAY 01 | ARRIVAL AT CAIRO

 

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, IML Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Escorted transfer by a modern air-conditioned vehicle, which will take you to the hotel through Old Cairo to enjoy the panoramic view of the citadel with the towering mosque of Mohamed Ali pass by Sultan Hassan & El Refaie mosques.  Check in the hotel upon arrival & free time to refresh, Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

DAY 02 | CAIRO (OPTIONAL TOUR)(B)

 

Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then starts a guided tour(Optional tour) to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tonnes. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion’s body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.

Egyptian Museum was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from the prehistoric era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.

The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

After the visit to the museum, a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.

Dinner and Overnight on the sleeping train.

 

DAY 03 | TRAIN – ASWAN – CRUISE (B+L+D)

 

Breakfast onboard the train and meet & assist upon arriving at Aswan Station and transfer to the Nile cruise. Meet & assist upon arrival Aswan is one of the world’s best-known winter resorts. Start a guided tour to visit the Old Dam (just passing over it) and the High Dam, which provides irrigation and electricity to the whole Egypt and then a motorboat ride, will take you to the beautiful Temple of Philae on Isis Island then transfer to the Nile Cruise & Check-in.

Lunch will be served onboard the cruise then afternoon relax. Dinner and Overnight in Aswan.

 

DAY 04 | ASWAN- KOM OMBO- EDFU (B+L+D)

 

Very early wakeup call & breakfast box will be ready to start an excursion by coach to the great Temples of Abu Simbel(Optional) flanked by four giant stone statues of Ramses II. The Temple was reclaimed from the dam to rescue from the rising water of Lake Nasser and reconstructed in its present site.

Sail to KomEmbo upon returning from Abu Simbel. Visit The Ptolemaic Temple Shared by Two Gods, Sobek, and Heroeris in KomEmbo. Alternatively, you can spend your time in leisure onboard your Nile river cruise and savor to the delicious cuisine served.

Sail to Edfu&Enjoy your dinner onboard the Nile river cruise, overnight on board the Nile River cruise.

 

DAY 05 | EDFU -LUXOR (B+L+D)

 

Transfer by Kalesh or horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus to visit then back to the Nile Cruise and sail to Esna / Luxor. Visit Karnak temple upon arrival & overview Luxor temple from outside as it is like an open museum from outside as it is like an open museum.

Overnight onboard the Nile River cruise.

 

DAY 06 | WEST BANK – SLEEPING TRAIN (B+D)

 

Early breakfast & check out then start a visit to the west bank in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple&colossi of Memnon. These are some of the best examples of the magnificence of ancient Egyptian architecture and its cultural spirits. Later drive back to the Nile cruise & check out from the cruise, take the Luggage and get transferred to back Cairo Dinner and Overnight in the sleeping train.

 

DAY 07 | CAIRO à ISTANBUL (B)

 

Upon arrival at Istanbul International Airport, IML Travel representative welcomes you and assists you and transfer by a modern air-conditioned vehicle will take you to the hotel.

Check in the hotel upon arrival & free time to refresh.

Back to the hotel & overnight stay at Istanbul.

 

DAY 08 | ISTANBUL CITY TOUR (B)

 

Early breakfast at the hotel then Pick up at 08:30 am from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.

Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Then proceed to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After lunch, we will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this

 

labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware, and meerschaum pipes. After the tour transfer back to your hotel.Overnight in Istanbul.

Please Note St. Sophia Museum Closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace Closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar Closed on Sundays.

 

DAY 09 | ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND SHOPPING TOUR (B)

 

Early breakfast at the hotel then Pick up at 08:30 am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.

BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe)

CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it, you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after the cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewelry, handcrafts center and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti’s Tour’s local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

DAY 10 | ISTANBUL à ATHENS (B)

 

Arrival at Athens International Airport. Meet and greet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and afternoon at leisure. For your first night, we suggest you an unforgettable Athens by night orientation tour followed by a folklore dance show. Back to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.

 

DAY 11 | ATHENS CITY TOUR (B)

 

Early breakfast & pick up from the hotel for Athens city tour. You’ll see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (Ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Evzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, The Constitution Square (Syntagma). Arrive in the Plaka area and visit the Acropolis museum. Continue and visit the Architectural Masterpieces of Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Monument that “puts an order in the mind”, the Parthenon. In the afternoon we suggest a tour to Cape Sounio or shopping in Athens old city, Plaka. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

DAY 12 | ATHENS – SANTORINI (B)

 

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Mykonos port and sailing to Santorini. Arrive at Santorini Island. Santorini is an awesome island with magnificent views and places to be. The afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

DAY 13 | SANTORINI FULL DAY CALDERA CRUISE –VOLCANO – HOT SPRINGS – THERESIA (B)

 

Today after breakfast you will enjoy a Half Day Caldera cruise with the below itinerary. The bus will pick you up from your village’s meeting point going to Athinios port! The first stop of the excursion is the volcano of Santorini in Nea Kameni Island! There you will have a lifetime experience as you will climb on the top of the volcano, see the active crater and walk on its rims! The second stop is Palia Kameni Island, where you have the opportunity to swim in the hot springs of Caldera created by the volcano’s underwater power! Going to ThirassiaIsland the boat sails above underwater craters! In Thirassia Island you will have the time to eat in the small traditional taverns, swim in the crystal clear waters and visit the village of Manolas on the top of the cliff! After sailing under the slopes of Oia you will be embarked at Athinios port, where the buses will be waiting for you and you will be dropped off at the starting meeting point!

 

DAY 14 | SANTORINI (B)

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Day free for leisure or you can visit the city from your own or you can visit the city from your own. Come back to the hotel and overnight stay at hotel meeting point!

 

DAY 15 | SANTORINIà ATHENS (B)

 

Breakfast & then transfer to Santorini’s port. Late in the evening arrival at Athens port. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.

 

DAY 16 | DEPARTURE (B)

 

Breakfast at the hotel and then be transferred to the airport for your international flight.

  • Cairo City Tour
  • Aswan City Tour
  • Luxor City Tour
  • Egyptian Museums
  • Istanbul City Tour
  • Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
  • Athens City Tour
  • Santorini Tour
  • Cruise Dinner On Nile River

MORE DETAILS

  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • 01 Night accommodation in Cairo on Double/Triple sharing with CPAI Basis. (Bed + Breakfast)
  • 02 Night accommodation onboard the sleeping trains from Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
  • 03 Night accommodation on board Nile Cruise on APAI Basis.(Bed + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports/ Stations.
  • All transfer from/to airports in a/c vehicles.
  • Private transfer from airports to the hotels/Nile cruises and vice versa as per the above itinerary.
  • Private guided tours to visit all sights as per the itinerary in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, KomEmbo, Edfu& Luxor with local English-speaking guides.
  • Current entrance fees.
  • Private Half-day guided tour to the pyramids and Sphinx area with entrance fee.
  • Egyptian Museum & Khan & Khalili Bazars.
  • On-Board Cruise sightseeing with English speaking guide to visit:
  • In Aswan; Philae Temple & High Dam
  • While sailing: visit Edfu and KomOmbo temples
  • In Luxor: The Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank.
  • All sightseeing tours, transfers and entrance fee as per mentioned in the itinerary inclusions.
  • All transfers throughout upon arrival & departure.
  • Stay connected during your tour with complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi connectivity is limited in certain hotels or remote areas).

All mentioned sightseeing/tours in the below-detailed itinerary:

  • – The Pyramids area (excludes the entry of Cheops pyramid, 02nd or 03rd Pyramid and the Solar boat museum )
  • – Egyptian Museum
  • – Khan el Khalili Bazars
  • – Philae temple
  • – The high dam
  • – Edfu Temple
  • – KomOmbo Temple
  • – Valley of the kings
  • – Temple of Hatshepsut
  • – Colossi of Memnon
  • – Karnak Temple
  • – Luxor Temple
  • Entry visa to Turkey.
  • 03 Night accommodation in Istanbul on Double/Triple sharing with CPAI Basis.(Bed + Breakfast)
  • 03 open buffet breakfasts.
  • All Airport transfer on Pvt Basis.
  • All Tours on SIC Basis.
  • Return transfer to Istanbul airport.
  • Guided Istanbul City Tour
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and shopping tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • All sightseeing tours, transfers, and entrance fee as per mentioned in the itinerary inclusions.
  • All transfers throughout upon arrival & departure.
  • Stay connected during your tour with complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi connectivity is limited in certain hotels or remote areas).
  • All International Economy Class Airfare from Istanbul to Athens.
  • International Economy Class Airfare from Athens to New Delhi.
  • 03 Night accommodation in Athens on Double/Triple sharing with CPAI Basis.
  • 03 Night accommodation in Santorini on Double/Triple sharing with CPAI Basis.
  • 06 breakfast at the hotels (Athens – Santorini – Athens)
  • Private transfers in Athens for the route airport – hotel – airport by a/c taxi.
  • Private transfers in Athens for the route hotel – Piraeus port – hotel by a/c taxi.
  • SIC transfers in Santorini for the routed port – hotel – port with a/c coach.
  • Ferry tickets in Economy class including port taxes
  • Piraeus 07:25 – Santorini 14:55 with normal speed vessel (Blue Star Ferries)
  • Santorini 15:30 – Piraeus 23:25 with normal speed vessel (Blue Star Ferries)
  • Half day Athens city tour with Acropolis museum and Parthenon (maximum 4 hours) with a/c coach & Tour Guide + entrance fees to Acropolis museum & Parthenon.
  • Full day Caldera Cruise on an organized basis with SIC land transfers from/to meeting point (2,5 euro entrance fee to the Volcano is not included.
  • All sightseeing tours, transfers, and entrance fee as per mentioned in the itinerary inclusions.
  • All transfers throughout upon arrival & departure.
  • Stay connected during your tour with complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi connectivity is limited in certain hotels or remote areas).
  • 5% GST Extra.
  • Greece Visa.
  • City Tax (Greece) payable directly to the hotel directly from the guests.
  • Any additional meal/snacks.
  • Entry of solar boat museum (5.00 USD – per person)
  • Entry of Cheops pyramid (16.00 USD – per person)
  • The entrance of the mummies room in the Egyptian museum  (8.00 USD – per person)
  • All tipping for the guide, drivers, representatives, restaurants, cruise …etc.
  • Any personal items like laundry, phone calls, drinks like water, juice, soft, hard drinks,………….etc.
  • Bank transmitting fees
  • The package cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Camera fee (still / video).
  • Whatever not mentioned in inclusions.

Cancellation Policies:

 

  • Cancellation stage: 21 days or more before departure.
  • 25% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 21 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 15 to 20 days before departure.
  • 50% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 11 to 20 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 07 to 15 days or less before departure.
  • 75% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 07 to 14 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 7 days or less 24 Hrs before departure.
  • 100% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 10 days before departure
  • Flights Cancellation.
  • For all Domestic / International Flights we will comply with airline cancellation policy.

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