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Istanbul, Athens and Cairo in 10 days
Get a good glimpse of 3 cities of the ancient world

itinerary:

- Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul –
HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Istanbul on your own.
Overnight in Istanbul.
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- Day 2 - Istanbul - (B/L)
After breakfast we will continue on the full day tour, including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, and Topkapi Palace.
After the tour you will return to your hotel, or enjoy the rest of the day exploring Istanbul at your own pace.  
Overnight in Istanbul.

- Day 3 - Istanbul - (B)
After breakfast we will continue our exploration of Istanbul, including the Spice Bazaar and a cruise on the Bosphorus, which takes you though the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia. Along its shores, you will enjoy many photographic opportunities: the marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences.
You will also see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque from the sea.
Overnight in Istanbul.

- Day 4 - Istanbul to Athens - (B)
After breakfast, we will provide a transfer to the Istanbul airport for your 1-hour flight to Athens.
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KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the
afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.
Overnight in Athens.

- Day 5 - Athens - (B)
After breakfast around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel for your guided tour of Athens.
You will explore Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896).
After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis.
In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can also drop you off at the Plaka so you can wander and explore. Overnight in Athens.

- Day 6 - Athens - (B)
Breakfast provided in the hotel, Enjoy rest of the day at leisure or enjoy one of the these optional tours.
* Full day tour to Delphi -- ( Click to see the details)
* Full day tour to Mycenae & Epidaurus >>>>>>>
* Half day afternoon tour to Cape Sounion >>>>>
Overnight in Athens.

- Day 7 - Athens to Cairo - (B)
After breakfast we will provide a transfer to Athens international airport and put you on a 2-hour flight to Cairo.
(International flight: Greece to Egypt)
MARHABAN! Welcome to Egypt!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Cairo on your own. Overnight in Cairo

- Day 8 - Cairo - (B)
After breakfast, we will take you on a guided tour of Cairo.
Sites you will visit today:
The Great Pyramids of Giza are the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis that borders Cairo; additionally, the Great Pyramid is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that has survived substantially intact. It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyptian King Khufu (Cheops in Greek) and constructed over a 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC.
The Sphinx is a zoomorphic mythological figure which is depicted as a recumbent lion with a human head. It has its origins in sculpted figures of Old Kingdom Egypt, to which the ancient Greeks applied their own name for a male monster, the "strangler", an archaic figure of Greek mythology.
The Valley Temple was built during the reign of Pharaoh Chefren; its unique feature is its core limestone masonry.
After the tour, we will bring you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo

- Day 9 - Exploring Cairo - (B)
After breakfast, we will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and continue with your full day tour.
Sites you will see today:
Egyptian Museum, or the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, with the remainder in storerooms.
The stunning Royal Mummy Room, which contains 27 royal mummies from pharaonic times, was closed on the orders of President Anwar Sadat in 1981. It was reopened, with a slightly curtailed display of New Kingdom kings and queens in 1985. Today there are about 9 mummies on display. One of them is the newly discovered mummy of Queen Hatshepsut.
After visiting the museum, we will next take you to Old Cairo and give you free time to walk around and explore.
Old Cairo contains the ruins of the cities that are ancestors to Ciaro, such as Fustat, as well as some other elements from the city's varied history, showcasing Coptic and Roman influences.
After the tour we will then take you to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo

- Day 10 - Cairo to Home - (B)
MA AS SALAAMA good bye, it is time to go home. We will transfer you to the airport and wish you well, asking you to keep Egypt and all of us in your heart. We hope our paths cross again.

Total: $_______ per person, double room & $_________,per person in a single room
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Price includes:
* Flight tickets from Istanbul to Athens
* Flight tickets from Athens to Cairo
* All hotels
* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles
* All of the meals mentioned in the itinerary ( B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* Admissions to ancient sites
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes:
* Drinks with meals
* Optional tours in Greece
*Light Show in Egypt
* Tips

As always, we can add days in Turkey and/or Egypt, including: Ephesus, Cappadocia in Turkey and Aswan in Egypt

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