Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Egypt in 4 weeks

Discover the beautiful cities of the ancient world on this inspiring month-long tour through four Middle Eastern countries.

Covering:
Istanbul,  Dardanelles, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Kas, Antalya and Cappadocia in Turkey.
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jordan River, Jericho, Nazareth, and more… in Israel
Jerash, Petra, the Dead Sea in Jordan
Cairo, Giza Pyramids, the Nile Cruise guided tours between Luxor and Aswan

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All land, airport, and ferry port transfers are included
  • Inside visit museums and ancient sites with skip the line admission
  • All the tours mentioned on the itinerary

See the price information, dates and further information below the itinerary

     Daily Tour Program

HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel
Unpack and go out for an evening walk and dinner on your own around Sultanahmet Square.
Overnight in Istanbul.

In the morning we will greet you at your hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historic old part of Istanbul.
Today’s main sites are:
* Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii)
* Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya
* Hippodrome of Constantinople
Lunch at a local restaurant
* Topkapi Palace
After the tour return the hotel then the rest of the day at leisure.
(Optional Whirling Dervish Performance tour available,  contact us if interested)
Overnight in Istanbul.

Breakfast at the hotel
AM Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and take you on this enlightening walking tour down to the waterfront near Eminonu.   You’ll see hundreds of interesting shops lined up cozily side-by-side, We will then enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus.
Today’s main sites are:
* Walking tour of Golden horn water-front area
* Spice Bazaar and surrounding areas
* Bosphorus Cruise takes you through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia; along its shores, you can take photographs of 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 boat.
After the tour, we will return back to the hotel or option to be dropped off at the center. 
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Breakfast at the hotel
Rest of the day at leisure.
Optional tours available
Overnight in Istanbul.

Early in the morning, we will drive west, skirting the northern shore of the beautiful Sea of Marmara, heading towards the Aegean Sea.
Sites you’ll see today:
Gallipoli Peninsula, National Park, and ANZAC Cove commemorative sites
Lunch and free time on the National Park.
From here, we’ll board a ferry and cross the Dardanelles Strait.
*Canakkale will be our final destination for today and where we will spend our evening.
After dinner, you might want to stroll the harbor and enjoy watching the sunset.
Overnight in Canakkale.

Breakfast at the hotel. We will then check out and be on our way,  driving along the scenic Aegean Shores,
On the way we will visit 2 of the significant popular ancient sites;

The Ancient City of Troy (AKA Truva) is the ancient site written about by Homer in the classic Iliad. It dates back to approximately 3,000 BC and has been the site of nine different cities through the thousands of years it has been in existence. Upon entering Troy, a large wooden Trojan horse full-scale reproduction will dominate your view. You’ll want to climb up and get your picture taken!  There is also a fantastic museum on-site to help you get oriented.
Further down the road, we will make another stop the visit the ancient city of Pergamon.

* Pergamum is one of the seven churches of Revelation. As the early Christians traveled along the Asian Minor caravan routes, it became one of the area’s largest cities.  It was rivaled only by Ephesus in its wealth, temples, and beauty. The ancient acropolis dominates the view from all around. Most memorable to you will probably be Pergamum’s ancient theatre. Carved straight out of the high hillside, it is one of the steepest ancient theatres in the world–and the view is impressive.  Sites in Pergamum include the Acropolis, Asclepion, and Red Basilica.

We will continue our drive through Izmir and arrive in the seaside city of Kusadasi. Upon arriving, you will check into your Beach Front Hotel.
Dinner is provided at the hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Breakfast served at the hotel
AM: Meet up, and go on a guided tour of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, and the House of Virgin Mary.

About the sites you will visit ;
*Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city from ancient times and was inhabited by Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, and Turks. St. Paul lived here circa 60 AD when it was at its most populated at 250,000.  During your visit, you’ll walk its stony boulevards, stand in the grand theatre, marvel at the beauty of the Celsus Library, the agora, as well as the baths, giving you the unique chance to get up-close-and-personal with history by literally being able to walk into it.
*The Temple of Artemis is situated in serene countryside celebrates the Greek goddess Artemis, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who supplanted the Titan Selene as the goddess of the Moon.  This temple, known as Artemision in Greek times, was the largest of its kind in the world.
*The House of The Virgin Mary, high on a hill overlooking the town of Selcuk, is where it is believed that St. Mary came to live with St. John the Baptist in the later years of her life.

Return to the hotel,  free time to rest and dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale;
Our drive will take us through a rich agricultural area, teeming with cotton fields and fruit orchards.
Upon arrival, we will continue on the guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Sites we will visit
* Pamukkale, Whitewashed terraces, ancient pools, and more…
* Ancient city of Hierapolis
We will then drive back to Kusadasi. 
Dinner at the hotel & Overnight in Pamukkale.

Breakfast between 07:00 to 10:00
Transfer to Izmir Airport  
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Flight to Cappadocia.
Flight information will be added —
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Arrive in Cappadocia, and visit
Today, we’ll stroll through an amazing subterranean city where ancient Christians once hid from Arab invaders; we’ll then wander through the Ihlara Gorge and spend time in a classic Anatolian village, we will then transfer to your hotel.
Check-in & Overnight stay.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up & enjoy a full-day tour of Cappadocia that covers;
Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent and Rose Valley, Uchisar, Pasabag, and more.,  
See fairy chimneys, unique to the World Heritage Site of Cappadocia
Visit Uchisar town and castle, walk through the Goreme Open Air Museum, and see stunning views of the region

Visit Ceramic factories and see the ancient art of making ceramics in Avanos village
Flexible no rush fun day exploring Cappadocia Region.
After the tour, return to the hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up & enjoy a full-day tour of Cappadocia that covers;
Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent and Rose Valley, Uchisar, Pasabag, and more.,  
See fairy chimneys, unique to the World Heritage Site of Cappadocia
Visit Uchisar town and castle, walk through the Goreme Open Air Museum, and see stunning views of the region

Visit Ceramic factories and see the ancient art of making ceramics in Avanos village
Flexible no rush fun day exploring Cappadocia Region.
After the tour, return to the hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

(If you have purchased the optional hot-air ballooning tour, please note that you’ll need to rise very early in the morning to go to the balloon-launch site. After the trip has concluded, we’ll come back to the hotel for breakfast and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 
( optional tour to Underground Cities and Ihlara Valley Hiking tour is available )) contact us if interested. 
Afternoon transfer to Cappadocia Airport 
A short flight to Istanbul,  then another short flight down to Tel-Aviv
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Meet up with the transfer men as you come off at the arrivals gate,
transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem.  After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

BBreakfast at the hotel.
We will meet you at your hotel in the morning and take you on an informative guided tour covering important must-see sites and points of interest in Jerusalem.
We will cover;
* Mount of Olives for panoramic views over the City of Peace.
* Mount Zion to visit King David’s tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey
* Walking tour through the Old City, the Armenian and Jewish quarter towards the Roman Road
* The Jewish Western Wall, the Kotel, and the Christian Quarter, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
* The Jewish memorial to the Holocaust in the new city.
Return to the hotel, rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Available optional tours
* Masada National Park and Dead Sea Excursion
* The West Bank tour
Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast at the hotel.
We will meet you at your hotel in the morning and take you on a full-day tour covering;
* See the remarkable moonscape of the breathtaking Judean desert.
* Visit Jericho, the oldest city in the world.
* The oldest Sycamore tree is over 2,000 years old, and it stands in the same setting as the Biblical sycamore tree.
* The Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 ancient cities were uncovered.
* Bethlehem is the birthplace of King David and translates as “City of Bread” due to the wheat crop that grew in the region.
* The Church of the Nativity and the cave where Jesus was born.
* Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth.
* The Greek and the Catholic Church.
Return to the hotel, rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast at the hotel.
We will meet you at your hotel in the morning and take you on a full-day tour covering;
* The Sea of Galilee and Lower Galilee
* The Church of Annunciation in Nazareth
* The Tabgha Church of the Loaves and Fish
* The Archeological sites of Capernaum
* Optional (Get baptized on the Jordan River)
Return to the hotel, rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Available optional tours
* Masada National Park and Dead Sea Excursion
* The West Bank tour
Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet up with the transfer-men, transfer to Tel Aviv Airport.
>>>>>> Short flight to Jordan >>>>>
Upon arrival, meet up with the driver at the airport,  continue on the panoramic and historical tour of the sites located in Amman.
Sites we will cover:
The Citadel, the Archaeological Museum, and Umayyad Palace.
We will then depart for a 3-hour drive down to Petra.
Arrival, check-in, Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight stay.


Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet up and go on the guided tour into the breathtaking “rose-red” city (by horseback and foot), which begins at the “Siq,” a winding canyon road.  At the end of the passage, you’ll see Petra’s most beautiful monument — the Treasury — carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain.  
Beyond the Treasury, you’ll discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial chambers, and water channels.
Enjoy flexible free time on the sites.
Return to the hotel & rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Petra.

After Breakfast, Enjoy this morning at Wadi Rum,  a moonscape terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains, vast desert vistas, and smooth, pastel-colored sands.  You will meet long-skirted legionnaires offering cardamom-spiced coffee at the “Beau Geste” outpost.  
Enjoy 2 hours jeep tour at this oasis home to the film “Lawrence of Arabia.” A truly “out of this world” experience!  
Then drive to the Dead Sea for swimming and relaxing.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Dead Sea Resort.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Amman Airport
>>>> Short flight to Cairo >>>>>
Arrival in Cairo, meet up with the transfer men, then drive to your hotel
After check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus, the famous Sphinx, and Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar… Back to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 
Optional tours available
Overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Cairo Airport, short flight to Aswan, meet up and embark the Nile Cruise ship & Embarkation before Lunch
13:00 Lunch on board
15:30 Sail on the Nile by Felucca around Kitchener’s Island & Agha Khan
Afternoon Tea
19:30 Nubian Folkloric Show
20:00 Dinner served
Overnight onboard (Sonesta Cruise Lines)

6:00 Breakfast on board
7:00 Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries, and the Temple of Philae
Midnight Sail to Kom Ombo
12:30 Lunch on board
15:00 Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris, in Kom Ombo
16:30 Sail to Edfu
17:30 Afternoon Tea
19:30 Captain’s Welcome Cocktail
20:00 Dinner on board
Overnight onboard (Sonesta Cruise Lines)

7:30 Wake-up call
8:00 Breakfast on board
9:00 Visit Horus Temple in Edfu
11:00 Sail to Luxor
13:00 Lunch on board
17:30 Afternoon Tea
20:00 Dinner on board
21:00 Galabya Party
20:00 Dinner on board
Overnight onboard (Sonesta Cruise Lines)

6:00 Wake-up call
6:00 Breakfast on board
7:00 Visit West Bank (Valley of the Kings & Queens, Hatshepsut)
13:00 Lunch on board
14:30 Visit East Bank (Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple)
17:30 Afternoon Tea
20:00 Dinner on board
Overnight onboard (Sonesta Cruise Lines)

7:00 Breakfast on board
8:00 Disembarkation
9:00 Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries, and the Temple of Philae
>>> Short flight to Cairo >>>>
Meet up & transfer to your hotel.
Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Four hours before your flight departure time,  we will provide a transfer to Cairo airport and say Goodbye and have a safe trip back home.

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