About this tour:
This 17-day comprehensive itinerary covers the must-sees of Istanbul and the ancient treasures of Greece and Egypt.
Discover Istanbul (Constantinople) — Turkey's largest city, the former capital of both the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, and the only major city in the world to straddle two continents. Sail the Bosphorus connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara is one of Istanbul's major attractions. There are also visits to the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque.
Journey through history, starting in Athens, one of Greece’s oldest cities and home to the world-famous Acropolis & The Parthenon, the hallmark of ancient Greek civilization.
Travel through forested mountain rangers and charming towns to visit the archaeological site of Delphi and the Oracle of Apollo.
Then continue to the UNESCO world heritage site of Meteora. These 14th & 15th-century old monasteries are standing on huge natural sandstone pillars hence the name Meteora, meaning suspended in the air.
Next is the land of the Pharaohs; experience the beauty and mystery of the monuments they left behind.
Visit Egypt’s famous Temples & Tombs on board a river cruise that includes all meals and sightseeing along the Nile. Marvel at the Great Grand Pyramids & Sphinx and visit the step pyramids of Sakkara.
The itinerary covers many other important sites, such as Luxor & Karnak temples, the Valley of the Kings, and the beautiful temple of Philae, with an Egyptologist leading the way.
The package includes flights, hotels with breakfast, Nile Cruise with all meals, sightseeing, transfers, entrance fees, and taxes.