Egypt & Turkey with the Travels of Paul


Egypt & Turkey with the Travels of Paul 16 day tour - October 15, 2021

We will start in Egypt, experience Cairo, the Pyramids, and King Tut’s treasures in the Cairo Museum before heading to your Nile River Cruise. The Nile has been the lifeblood of Egypt for thousands of years. Your cruise will take you from Aswan to Luxor. A partial list of wonders you will experience on your cruise includes the Luxor Temple, the Karnack Temple (more impressive than the Pyramids), and the Valley of the Kings, visiting many of the impressive tombs of the past Kings of Egypt. 

Wonderful Highlights of Turkey
We love Turkey and we know you’re going to love it too! It is like stepping into another fascinating world.
Here are a few of the wonderful highlights you will experience in Turkey:

  • Istanbul: The city is liberally scattered with glorious remnants of its long and illustrious history. The sightseeing will impress even the most monument-weary visitor as it contains highlights that far exceed other cities. A small list of some of the highlights includes the Hagia Sophia built in AD536, The Topkapi Palace built in the 15th century, the Blue Mosque built in the early 1600s, The Basilica Cistern which is an underground palace-like structure that was the water storage for the city. We will also visit the gigantic Grand Bazaar which is basically the world’s first shopping mall, built in the late 1400s.
  • Cappadocia: An experience that should not be missed when visiting Turkey. A unique characteristic of Cappadocia is the rock formations with their underground cities. One was large enough to house 20,000 people with enough room for housing their animals, food, and protection. Huge rocks could be rolled across the accesses and between floors making it virtually impossible to penetrate.
  • Ephesus: Explore ancient ruins that date back before the time of Christ. Enjoy the stories of Paul, the Apostles, and Christianity that took place in and around Ephesus. The 7 churches mentioned in Revelation are all in this area of the world. You will also enjoy our wonderful 5-Star Luxury Beach Resort near Ephesus.
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale: This World Heritage site is famous for its ancient ruins and the natural wonder of pure white travertine terraces of water which cascade down the slopes and make the area look like a white snowfield amid the green landscape. We are staying at a 5-star hot spring spa hotel during your time here.

Package Price Includes:

Important Note:
This Special Tour is a combination of our Egypt Tour and our Turkey with Travels of Paul Tour.  It has been combined together to create one tour, and cannot be done separately
Our price is a complete package.  We do not give you free afternoons and then charge you more for additional touring!!!  Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.  Our pricing is a complete package that will actually give you more for less!

EGYPT Package Price Includes:

  • $580 in private chartered airfare:
  • Chartered flight from Cairo to Aswan.
  • Chartered flight from Luxor to Cairo.
  • 5-Star Luxury Citystars Hotel Cairo.
  • Nile River Cruise.
  • All meals during your Nile River Cruise.
  • All shore excursions on the ship.
  • All transfers, if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives before or departs after our Fun For Less group flights.
  • All tours, buses, guides and entrance fees.
  • All taxes and fees.
  • Dr. Michael Wilcox educator on Nile River Cruise.
  • Fun For Less Tour staff throughout – “We Don’t Send You – We Take you”.
      Egypt Package Price $1,995 

Travels of Paul and the Apostles in Turkey Package Price Includes:

  • 5-Star Luxury Hotel Istanbul.
  •  5-Star Hotel Cappadocia.
  •  5-Star Luxury Hotel Ephesus.
  •  5-Star Hotel Pamukkale.
  • Private Boat ride on the Bosphorus.
  •  Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia.
  •  Flight from Cappadocia to Ephesus.
  •  Fight from Pamukkale to Istanbul.
  • All transfers, if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives before or departs after our Fun For Less group flights.
  • All guides, buses, tours and entrance fees.
  •  All taxes and fees.
  •  Dr. Michael Wilcox educator throughout Turkey.
  • Fun For Less Staff throughout – “We Don’t Send You – We Take You”.
       Turkey and The Travels of Paul Package Price: $2,695

Total of All Packages Prices AND the Airfare Between Egypt and Turkey:

  • $1,995 Price of the Egypt Package.
  • $2,695 Price of the Travels of Paul Price.
  •  $300 Price of airfare between Egypt and Turkey.
        $4,990 16-day Complete Package Price Egypt with The Travels of Paul, including 4 flights.

Package Price: $4,990 - Total Package Price for Egypt and Turkey w/ Travels of Paul

*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include international airfare to Cairo and home from Istanbul, visas and tips.  
Group airfare pricing: To be announced soon.
You can also purchase your own airfare. If you need a quote from another city please contact our office.

Your day-by-day itinerary is a partial list of your tour. The itinerary below is subject to change as needed at any time to accomplish everything we can in each area we visit. We will have local guides who will make sure we see the very best in the time we have.

Day 1: October 15: Fly to Cairo
Today we will fly to Cairo.

Day 2: October 16: Cairo
After, clearing customs in Cairo, Egypt we will transfer to our hotel.

Day 3: October 17: Cairo
Today we will tour Cairo. We will visit the Pyramids, built over four thousand years ago and is the only remaining wonder of the ancient world. We will then see the Sphinx. Return to our hotel.

Day 4: October 18: Cairo – Aswan
Today we will tour the Cairo Museum, which houses the greatest collection of Egyptian artifacts anywhere in the world, including King Tut’s Treasures. Then we will transfer to the domestic terminal for our flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our Nile cruise ship.

Day 5: October 19:  Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Aswan
This morning you will take a boat ride to the Philae Islands with its temple dedicated to Isis. Then we will sail on the Nile to the Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.

Day 6: October 20: Luxor
Luxor is more impressive than Cairo and the Pyramids! You will marvel at its sheer grandeur and its monumental architecture and excellent state of preservation. This morning we will visit the Valley of the Kings, the site of the tombs of the Pharaohs. In the afternoon we will visit the best ruins in Egypt –Karnack! We will also visit Luxor Temple before returning to your cruise ship.

Day 7: October 21: Cairo
This afternoon we will fly to Cairo.  Upon arrival in Cairo, we will transfer to our hotel.

Day 8: October 22: Cairo – Istanbul
This morning we will fly to Istanbul. Upon arrival, we will visit the spice market and do a boat ride on the Bosphorus before transferring to our hotel.

Day 9: October 23: Istanbul
Our tour today will include the magnificent Hagia Sofia, Hippodrome, and the stadium of ancient Byzantium, where an Egyptian obelisk and bronze sculpture of the entwined serpents from Delphi still survive. We then continue on to the Blue Mosque which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. In the afternoon we will visit the amazing Topkapi Palace, which from the 15th to the 19th Century was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 10: October 24: Istanbul – Cappadocia
Today we will finish touring Istanbul before flying to Cappadocia. Upon arrival into Cappadocia, we will transfer to our hotel.

Day 11: October 25: Cappadocia
Today will be a highlight day as we explore the amazing mystical landscapes around Cappadocia. We experience the ancient underground cities of Kaymakli Valley. We will also visit the natural rock castle at Uchisar, Avanos, and Pasabaglari and the beautiful open-air museum at Goreme. The remains of churches and Christian settlements date back thousands of years. This is a place where you simply let your mind wander and be amazed at the history and beauty of the region. We will Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 12: October 26: Kusadasi
Today we will fly to Izmir. Upon arrival transfer to our hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 13: October 27: Ephesus
Today is another highlight day as we visit Ephesus and the surrounding area. We will start with the house of the Virgin Mary on top of Bulbul Mountain and then proceed to the ancient city of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best-preserved theaters, fountains and buildings found anywhere in the world. Overnight Kusadasi.

Day 14: October 28: Kusadasi – Pamukkale
This morning we will drive to Pamukkale. En-route we will visit The Aphrodisias, which was built from a marble quarry near Baba Dağ (ancient Salbakos) that was extensively exploited in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and the sculptors from Aphrodisias became famous in the Roman world. In Greek times, the site was dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility. The site was named Aphrodisias during the 2nd century BC and the great Temple of Aphrodite was built in the 1st century AD. Then continue our drive to Hierapolis “Pamukkale” Hierapolis.

Day 15: October 29: Pamukkale – Istanbul
We will finish our tour of Pamukkale area including a visit to Laodicea and Colossae. Late afternoon drive to Cardak Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. 

Day 16: October 30: Fly Home
This morning we will fly back to the US.