DAYS

 

 ITINERARY

 

 
DAY 01

Arrival Istanbul Airport, meet and assist, transfer to the hotel – O/N in Istanbul

 

DAY 02

 

Istanbul City Tour (formerly know as Constantinople that holds the three great empires, Roman, Byzantine, & Ottoman), we will be visiting some of the important sites such as the marvelous TopKapi Palace which was the government place for the Ottoman empire for a long time, continue our day by visit the Blue Mosque which is famous for its blue tiles and the unique six minarets, will cross to the Hippodrome where chariot race where held, from there we will be visiting St. Sophia Museum, which was built as a cathedral, turned later by Ottoman to be a Mosque, and now used as an architectural museum, off course we will not be missing the visit to the famous Grand Bazaar, an old covered market place holding thousands of shops and cafes – O/N in Istanbul.

 

 

DAY 03

 

A long but full day will be waiting you, after breakfast we will transfer to the Homer’s Troy to see the ruins of nine cieties the were built on top of each others and the reconstructed famous wooden Horse, continue our tour to visit  Pergamon, a site of an ancient kingdom, that was founded by Alexander the Great, with its very well preserved grand theatre, Gymnasium, Odeion and the world famous Asclepion (Medical Center) finally we drive to Aegean port of Turkey,  Izmir city – O/N in Izmir .

 

 

DAY 04

 

After breakfast, a very exciting day will be waiting us that will be ended at Pamukkale (mean in Turkish the Cotton Castle) the incredible natural phenomenon with its fantastic white limestone terraces, glistening pools and cascades. We start the day by driving to visit one of the world’s finest archaeological sites that is called Ephesus with its well preserved Arcadian Way, Library of Celsus, & the Amphitheatre, ending the day at the hotel in Pamukkale – O/N in Pamukkale.

 

 

DAY 05

 

After breakfast, we drive to the most Islamic city in Turkey, the center of mysterious cult of the Whirling Dervishes, with its houses that refer to the Turkish Islamic art and architecture, we will visit the fluted turquoise of the famous museum and national monument, Mevlana Tekke. Leaving Konya we will be driving to another wonderful city, Cappadocia, a moonscape of rock-carved cities and surrealistic shapes – O/N in Cappadocia

 

 

DAY 06

 

An amazing day to spend in Cappadocia area after breakfast, to experience a unique place of volcanic landscape, we will drive to visit Goreme to see the rock-carved ancient churches, and Zelve Valley and natural citadel of Uchisar where the dramatic scenery is riddled with caves and troglodyte dwelling, a visit also to Kaymakli the underground city, where early Christian dwelling extended into the earth for downwards for more then eight floors in a maze of tunnels and rooms – O/N in Cappadocia

 

 

DAY 07

 

Transfer to Turkey /Syrian Border , meet and assist to cross to Syria, transfer to Aleppo – O/N in Aleppo

 

 

DAY 08

 

Aleppo City Tour , transfer to visit Palmyra, drive to Damascus – O/N in Damascus .

 

 

DAY 09

 

Tour to visit Maalula, Sydenya and Damascus City – O/N in Damascus .

 

 

DAY 10

 

Transfer to visit Bosra , continue to Syrian/Jordanian Border , meet and assist to cross to Jordan, transfer to Amman via Jerash – O/N in Amman .

 

 

DAY 11

 

Fullday tour to visit  Madaba, Mt. Nebo , Dead Sea and Amman City – O/N in Amman .

 

 

DAY 12

 

Fullday Tour to visit Karak, Petra & Wadi Rum , drive to Aqaba – O/N in Aqaba .

 

 

DAY 13

 

Transfer to the Port to cross by boat to Egypt , meet and assist , transfer to St. Catherine through the spectacular Sinai desert – O/N in St. Catherine .

 

 

DAY 14

 

City Tour in St. Catherine to visit the Monastery of St. Catherine, transfer to visit Sharm El-Sheikh one of the best places in Egypt to scuba dive over the superb coral reefs – O/N in Sharm El-Sheikh .

 

 

DAY 15

 

Transfer to Cairo the wonderful capital city of Egypt – O/N in Cairo .

 

 

DAY 16

 

Tour to visit Citadel, Museum. Khan Al-Khaleeli and Bazars in Old City – O/N in Cairo .

 

 

DAY 17

 

Tour to visit the magnificent site of Giza Pyramids & inscrutable Sphinx – O/N in Cairo .

 

 

 

DAY 18

 

Transfer to Cairo Airport for departure.