Arrival at Istanbul airport. Welcome and assistance from our correspondent. Transfer to your hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast. In the morning, visit the city located between two continents: Europe and Asia. We will visit El Palacio de Santa Sofía, which contains one of the richest museums in the world; the Blue Mosque, internally lined with Iznik tiles and the only one with six minarets, the Roman hippodrome, etc. We will continue along the coast to appreciate the ancient walls of Constantinople. In the afternoon we will take a Bosporus Cruise with lunch. We will start from Pierre Loti, where we will contemplate the wonderful visit of the Golden Horn, we will continue the visit of the new mosque, one of the most important in the city, next to the Spice Bazaar, where spices brought from Egypt were sold during the Ottoman era, we will board the Cruise in which we will walk through the Bosporus, which goes to the European and Asian continents and from where we can admire the beautiful villas, palaces, fortresses built by the Ottomans. Accommodation.
Breakfast. Leaving the city by bus and through the mountains of Bolu, we will arrive at our destination Ankara, capital of the Turkish Republic. Arrival and visit of the city: the museum of the Ancient Anatolian civilizations, the Mausoleum of Ataturk (founder of the Republic). Lunch. We will continue to Cappadocia; fascinating region of lunar landscapes, formed over centuries on the thick and soft layer of lavas sculpted by the two nearby volcanoes. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. In the morning optional ride on the Globo. We will dedicate the full day to the Cappadocia region. We will visit the Göreme Valley, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex made up of churches carved into the rocks with beautiful frescoes, the troglodyte villages of Uçhisar (a natural Fortress) Zelve, Ortahisarm the Fairy Chimneys of Ürgüp and Avanos potters village. Lunch. We will visit the subterranean city of Serati, built by Christian communities to protect themselves from Arab attacks. Visit a carpet workshop to see how Turkish rugs are handcrafted. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. We will leave this incredible area and head to Konya, to visit the Monastery of the Dancing Dervishes founded by Mevlana. After lunch we will continue to Pamukkale, which together with Hierapolis, the cotton castle, a natural wonder formed by gigantic white waterfalls, stalactites and pools formed over the centuries, by the passage of waters with calcareous salts. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. We will leave for Ephesus and after lunch, we will visit the best preserved ancient city in Asia Minor during the 1st and 2nd centuries it had a population of 250,000 inhabitants, monopolizing the wealth of the Middle East. We will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, supposedly the last resting place of the Mother of Jesus. We will continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. We will continue to Bursa, where we will make a panoramic visit to the city that was the Capital of the Ottoman Empire before Edirne. We will be able to admire the mosques of Beyazit Emir Sultan and Orhan and we will have the opportunity to walk through the silk market, where you can buy antiques, silk, perfumes, pashminas, etc. After lunch we will continue to Istanbul. Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Dubai.
Arrival in Dubai. Transfer to the hotel. Departure to our PANORAMIC VISIT to get to know Dubai. The most charming and cosmopolitan city in the Gulf. Where modern meets old. We will start our journey passing by the ¨Zabeerl¨ Palace, then we will take the wide Sheik Zayeed avenue that crosses the modern city and we will admire numerous futuristic architecture skyscrapers including the tallest building in the world, the 828 meter high Burj Khalifa. We will continue our journey to the magnificent Al Bastakiya, a historic neighborhood and where we will visit the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi fortress. We will continue our tour in a ¨Abra¨, a famous water taxi, to visit the species and gold markets. Free afternoon. At night Optional Excursion to attend DINNER ON THE DHOW CRUISE, where you will enjoy a buffet dinner on the Dhow Cruise, consisting of a selection of typical dishes from the Middle East, India and non-alcoholic beverages. This excursion combines a romantic dinner with a very interesting walk along the Creek, the Dubai River, on a handmade Dhow, a long wooden boat with traditional decoration, during this 2-hour trip you will have the opportunity to enjoy the illuminated buildings, the special nightlife of the area and the ancient and modern architecture that blend seamlessly in Dubai. Back to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast. Free day for personal activities. In the unforgettable afternoon excursion in the desert of Dubai, where we will have fun with the exciting experience aboard the 4 * 4 Jeeps between the great sand dunes and appreciate the most beautiful sunset in the Middle East. We will continually go to the exclusive Sahara Fort Restaurant, which has been designed as an ancient Arab fortress. There we will have the opportunity to ride a camel and / or horse, smoke shisha, get tattooed with henna, and enjoy a nice oriental buffet dinner with barbecue, in ¨Lady Henna¨, camels are available for those who want to have a short ride. Accommodation.
Breakfast. Free day OPTIONAL ABU DHABI tour. Transfer to the airport by our Dubai correspondent to take the flight to Cairo. Arrival in Cairo and transfer by our correspondent to the hotel and accommodation.
Breakfast. Full day visit in which we include the famous pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure, as well as the impressive Sphinx of Khafre the Valley Temple. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Aswan. Arrival in Aswan, transfer to the cruise ship. Full board regime on board.
Optional Excursion Abu Simbel, in the afternoon a ride in falucas (typical Egyptian sailboats) around Elephantine Island. Visit to the great Aswan dam located on Lake Nasser, and the granite quarry with the unfinished obelisk weighing almost 200 tons, Navigation to Kom Ombo and visit of its temple, the only temple dedicated to two gods, Sobek and Haroesis . We will also see a nilometer used by the ancient Egyptians to measure the water level of this river. Navigation to Edfu. Night on board.
Full board. In the morning, visit the temples of Luxor (dedicated to the God Amon-Ra, God of the sun) and Karnak, an impressive set of temples and sacred lakes. Navigation to Edfu and visit of the Temple of Horus (god represented by a falcon), one of the most beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic era in an exceptional state of conversation. Night on board.
Breakfast. Disembarkation. In the morning we will cross the Nile towards the western shore to visit the necropolis of Thebes, where we will discover the Valley of the Kings (tombs of the main pharaohs) as the explanation of the tombs that are visited within these is not allowed, our guide will show you He will give the explanations outside, (the Tomb of Tutankhamun is not included since all the treasures are in the Museum of Egypt in Cairo). We will also visit the Colossi of Memnon, two impressive statues of Amenophis II as well as the Temple of Queen Hatdepsut on the way to the Valley of the Queens. Transfer to the airport to take flight to Cairo. Arrival in Cairo. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast. At the scheduled time, transfer to the Cairo airport to board our flight to the city of origin. End of our services.
1. 5 nights in Turkey.
2. 2 nights in Dubai.
3. 5 nights in Egypt.
4. Food the same as the itinerary.
5. All visits in the itinerary.
6. All transportation.
1. Personal expenses.
2. The domestic and international flight.