HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL & CAIRO



Day 1: Arrival - Istanbul
You’re greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel by the representative of Fest Travel. Enjoy a free afternoon. Dinner will be taken in the hotel or a traditional Turkish restaurant. (D)
 
Day 2: Istanbul
Visiting the splendors of Istanbul: the 'Hippodrome', the scene of the chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life; the 'Blue Mosque' (Sultan Ahmed Camii) famous for its blue tiles, the 'Basilica of Saint Sophia' (Ayasofya Müzesi), the 6th century church of divine wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture of all times: the 'Topkapı Palace Museum', world famous imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years with its superb and unrivalled porcelain collections, the Imperial Treasury. Lunch in Topkapı Palace. Promenade in the Covered Bazaar, the historical shopping center with nearly 4000 shops and labyrinth alleys. In the evening after driving through the illuminated streets of Istanbul dining at a night club where you will be served various kinds of Turkish food and local drink together with a floor show of belly dancers with oriental music and folklore groups from different regions of Anatolia. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Istanbul
After Breakfast visiting the magnificent Dolmabahçe Palace, the last residence of the Ottoman Sultans with its recently opened Harem, the secluded quarters of the wives and concubines of the Sultans. Crossing the Asia via Bosphorus Bridge to have a panoramic view over the Colline of Çamlıca, and a tour in Üsküdar. Return to Hotel in the afternoon. The rest of the day is Free. (Optional tour: Visiting the Old Spice Market (the Egyptian Bazaar. Taking the ferryboat or private motorboat excursion along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus for about 2 hours. Returning to Istanbul after visiting the Rumelihisarı (European Fortress) one of the beautiful examples of military architecture.). In the evening join a farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant in Istanbul. (B, D)

Day 4: Istanbul - Egypt
A Fest Travel representative escorts you to the airport for the flight to the lands of antiquity, Egypt. You’re greeted upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 5: Cairo - Pyramid Excursion
Tour the 200 feet high Step Pyramid of Sakkara in Memphis and the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinos, and their guardian Sphinx, in Giza. Optional dinner aboard a Nile cruise boat. Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Day 6: Cairo
Tour the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to King Tut’s treasures. Enjoy optional tours of the Citadel of Saladin and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Day 7: Cairo - Return
Transfer to airport for departure. (B)

CONTACT
Adress: Barbaros Bulvarı, Barbaros Apt. No.74 K.7 D.20 PK.34349 Balmumcu, Beşiktaş-İstanbul / Türkiye
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