Best of Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul
3 nights Cairo, 4 nights Nile River Cruise, 2 nights Amman, 1 night Wadi Rum, 3 nights Istanbul
Best of Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul
Overview
Start in the land of the Pharaohs and discover Egypt's famous antiquities as you sail the River Nile. Continue to Jordan, home to the majestic City of Petra and the fascinating desert of Wadi Rum. Finish your tour in the magnificent city of Istanbul; explore this vibrant capital full of rich history and beautiful ancient monuments.
What's included
Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul Flights
Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul Flights  Flights

Flights

  • All international flights and domestic flights within Egypt, we offer departures from most major cities in the USA and Canada. Required valid Canadian or American passport with blank pages. Valid for six months past your return date.
Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul Meals
Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul Meals  Meals

Meals

  • Breakfast daily.
  • Cairo sightseeing includes lunch.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily aboard the Nile River Cruise.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your sightseeing in Wadi Rum.
Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul Accommodations
Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul Accommodations  Accommodations

Accommodations

  • Three nights Cairo Swiss Inn Pyramids Golf Resort or similar.
  • Four nights MS Blue Shadow Nile River Cruise or similar. Average 56 cabins with panoramic windows.
  • Two nights Amman Sulaf Luxury hotel or Similar.
  • One night Wadi Rum Desert Camp.
  • Three nights Istanbul Radisson President Beyazit Hotel, or similar.
Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul Services & Fees
Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul Services & Fees  Services & Fees

Services & Fees

  • Meet and assist representative services, all transfers, including Cruise Port.
  • All entrance fees and all taxes.
Sightseeing in Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul
Sightseeing in Egypt, Jordan & Istanbul  Sightseeing in Egypt:

Sightseeing in Egypt:

  • Grand Pyramids of Cairo & Sphinx and a short Camel ride for a photo opportunity.
  • Step Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara & Colossus of Ramses II in ancient city of Memphis.
  • Karnak & Luxor Temples and Valley of Kings with Hatshepsut Temple.
  • Colossi of Memnon, and Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples.
  • Aswan's High Dam, The Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk.
  • Nile Felucca ride and a Nile Cruise Galabeya party night.
Sightseeing provided by a Licensed Egyptologist.

Sightseeing in Jordan:

  • Ancient City of Jerash.
  • Ajlun Castle.
  • Mt. Nebo and Madaba.
  • Enjoy a two-hour 4x4 Jeep Tour of Wadi Rum.
  • Spend the night at a desert camp-site in the fascinating wadi rum desert.
  • Petra the Pink City. Highlights: the Treasury, The Amphitheater and The Ad-Deir Monastery.
Local Guides at Jerash and Petra. Other site visits provided with driver only.

Sightseeing in Istanbul:

  • Half day Golden Horn Istanbul city tour, highlights: Pierre Loti Café, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Church, & Mosque of Soliman.
  • Half day Bosphorus tour, highlights: cruise the Bosphorus and visit the spice bazaar.
Small group guided sightseeing.

Not included:

  • Tourist visa fee paid on arrival at Cairo airport: $25 USD per person.
  • Jordan's Tourist Visa, purchased upon arrival.
  • Turkey's Tourist Visa to be obtained online before departure: www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
  • No drinks are included.
  • Customary tips to drivers, guides, cruise/hotel staff, etc.

Itinerary

Board your International flight to Cairo; we offer departures from most major Cities in the USA and Canada.
You need a valid Canadian or American Passport to enter Egypt; it must be valid for six to eight months from your exact return date. A tourist visa is also required and is easily obtained upon arrival in Egypt.
For information on entry requirements for Passports holders of different nationalities, please contact your local Egyptian Consulate.
Luxor Temple - Karnak Temple
Luxor Temple - Karnak Temple
Upon landing in Egypt, purchase your visa by filling out an application form provided at the airport and submit applicable fee paid in USD cash per person.
Meet our Representative who will assist you and also transfer to your Cairo Hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.
Egypt Accommodations
Swiss Inn Pyramids Golf Resort Cairo or Similar
Egypt Meals
No Meals
Pyramids of Cairo & Sphinx
Pyramids of Cairo & Sphinx
After breakfast at your Hotel visit:
  • The Grand Pyramids of Cairo & Sphinx; take your picture while riding a camel.
  • The Step Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara.
  • The Colossus of Ramses II in the ancient City of Memphis.
Egypt Accommodations
Swiss Inn Pyramids Golf Resort Cairo or Similar
Egypt Meals
Breakfast & lunch at a local restaurant
Blue Shadow Nile River Cruise
Blue Shadow Nile River Cruise
After breakfast at your hotel:
  • Transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor.
  • Upon arrival in Luxor transfer to your Nile River Cruise. All meals included + daily offshore sightseeing.
  • Visit Luxor Temple.
  • Visit Karnak Temple.
Egypt Accommodations
MS Blue Shadow Nile River Cruise or similar
Egypt Meals
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Queen Hatshepsut Temple
Queen Hatshepsut Temple
After breakfast on board visit:
  • Nile West Bank of Luxor to the Valley of the Kings.
  • Queen Hatshepsut Temple.
  • Colossi of Memnon.
Egypt Accommodations
MS Blue Shadow Nile River Cruise or similar
Egypt Meals
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner
Edfu Temple - Kom Ombo
Edfu Temple - Kom Ombo
After breakfast on board visit:
  • Temple of Edfu.
  • Temple of Kom Ombo.
  • Tonight enjoy a traditional Galabeya dinner party night.
Egypt Accommodations
MS Blue Shadow Nile River Cruise or similar
Egypt Meals
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner
Philae Temple - Felucca Ride
Philae Temple - Felucca Ride
After breakfast on board visit:
  • The High Dam.
  • Aswan's Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk.
  • Temple of Philae - Felucca ride (a felucca is a traditional Egyptian sailing boat).
Egypt Accommodations
MS Blue Shadow Nile River Cruise or similar
Egypt Meals
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner
Abu Simbel Temple
Abu Simbel Temple
After breakfast on board:
  • Disembark.
  • Transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Cairo.
  • Upon arrival transfer to your Cairo Hotel.
Optional tour: Depart early morning to visit the famous Abu Simbel Temples. Moved from their original sacred place to save them from flooding. This project is considered one of the most outstanding achievements in modern engineering.
Egypt Accommodations
Cairo Swiss Inn Pyramids Golf Resort or similar
Egypt Meals
Breakfast
Jerash City
Jerash City
After breakfast our representative will transfer you to Cairo airport to board your flight to Amman.
Upon arrival in Amman transfer to your Hotel.
Later depart to the Ancient City of Jerash, one of the most visited tourist destinations second only to Petra.
Jerash is one of the best-preserved cities of the Roman Empire in the world.
Continue with a short scenic drive through the beautiful valleys of northern Jordan to Ajlun Castle, located on the top of a mountain. Enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Egypt Accommodations
Amman Sulaf Luxury Hotel or similar
Egypt Meals
Breakfast
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum
After breakfast, depart by road to Wadi Rum; along the way, you visit Mt. Nebo and Madaba. Mt. Nebo is where Moses is said to have seen the promised land. Next St. George's Greek Orthodox Basilica in Madaba, home to the oldest preserved and most detailed ancient map of the lands extending east and west of the River Jordan from Lebanon to Egypt, from the desert to the Mediterranean.
Then Drive to Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon. Wadi Rum was the film set of the famous movie Lawrence of Arabia.
Enjoy a two-hour 4X4 desert safari Jeep tour with Bedouin lunch.
Spend the night at a desert campsite surrounded by breathtaking scenery; dinner is included.
Note: If your preference is to overnight in Petra, we can arrange that, but only at the time of booking before departure.
Egypt Accommodations
Wadi Rum Desert Camp
Egypt Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
The Treasury and Monastery, Petra
The Treasury and Monastery, Petra
After breakfast, drive to Petra for a tour of this famous ancient site.
Petra: The "Pink City" is the top tourist destination in Jordan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site found between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea.
Enter through the famous SIQ, an impressive long winding opening between the walls of two overhanging cliffs, then encounter many remarkable structures such as the famous Treasury.
After your tour of Petra, drive to Amman. Along the way enjoy a panoramic tour of Amman and a traditional dinner at a local Restaurant.
Egypt Accommodations
Amman Sulaf Luxury Hotel or similar
Egypt Meals
Breakfast and Dinner
Istanbul
Istanbul
After breakfast, transfer to Amman's airport for your flight to Istanbul.
Canadian and American Passport holders require a Tourist Visa that you can obtain online before departure.
Meet our representative, transfer to your Hotel.
Egypt - Istanbul Accommodations
Istanbul Radisson President Beyazit Hotel, Occidental Taksim or similar
Egypt - Istanbul Meals
Breakfast
Blue Mosque - Topkapi Palace
Blue Mosque
After breakfast, continue with a half-day Guided Tour of Istanbul visiting:
- Half day Golden Horn Istanbul city tour, highlights: Pierre Loti Café, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Church & Mosque of Soliman.
At the end of the tour is a free afternoon to explore on your own; we suggest making your way to Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, which is the oldest covered market in the world.
Egypt - Istanbul Accommodations
Istanbul Radisson President Beyazit Hotel, Occidental Taksim or similar
Egypt - Istanbul Meals
Breakfast
Bosphorus River - Hagia Sophia
Bosphorus River
After breakfast, continue with a half-day Bosphorus tour.
Cruise the Bosphorus river, enjoy the views, and learn the history of the Palaces, Fortresses, Villas, and gardens that line its shores.
Visit Istanbul's Spice Market, also known as Egyptian Bazaar, since many goods came from Egypt a few centuries ago.
At the end of the tour is a free afternoon to explore on your own; we suggest making your way to the Hagia Sophia one of the highlights when visiting Istanbul.
Egypt - Istanbul Accommodations
Istanbul Radisson President Beyazit Hotel, Occidental Taksim or similar
Egypt - Istanbul Meals
Breakfast
Flight Home
Flight Home
Breakfast at your Hotel. Our Representative will assist you with transfer to the airport for your flight home. Tour Ends.

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Reviews

We found Travel Discounters delivered on it's promise and delivered a great tour!

What a wonderful memory. We took a chance on Egypt and Travel Discounters and were pleased with the outcome. We found Egypt safe, welcoming and extremely interesting for both it's ancient history and learning about modern life.

- Deborah

Once I landed in Cairo we were taken care of in a style that was truly first class!

I just want to let you know we had the best vacation ever. Going to Egypt was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I was very nervous about going but once I landed in Cairo we were taken care of in a style that was truly first class.

- Linda

We were very pleased with the Egypt trip, and the South Africa trip also was incredibly awesome!

The trip was awesome, we had wonderful guides in Cairo and Luxor and down the Nile. All our guides, Sahar, Kareem in Egypt and their sidekicks, were just extremely pleasant and super knowledgeable of their country's history.

- Lilly
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