Benjamin Disraeli famously called India the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the British Empire and this colonial history is clearly evident in the grand Victorian monuments and distinctly British architecture found throughout the former Raj. However, there is far more to India than its colonial past. From the cultural and historical splendour of the Golden Triangle of Agra, Jaipur and Delhi, the stunning natural beauty of the Malabar Coast, the monuments and museums of Chennai, in addition to the bustling markets of Mumbai and Goa, India offers a truly magnificent, unique and unforgettable experience.
As the year ends, the weather in India and the Red Sea is more in keeping with summer in northern Europe. It’s the ideal time to explore Athens and sail from the classical myths of mainland Greece, through the historically significant Suez Canal to Pharaonic Egypt, Jordan, Oman and India.
A truly unforgettable festive grand voyage that includes classical Athens, the treasures of India, Petra - a city carved into living rock, Cairo, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings in Pharaonic Egypt, the islands of the Indian Ocean, as well as Christmas and New Year celebrations at sea.
This extraordinary 130-day voyage spanning three continents takes you to many of the greatest sites in the world, from majestic natural wonders to ancient mysteries and man-made masterpieces, with over 50 sites and excursions included in your cruise fare. This promises to be the travel experience of a lifetime.
Celebrate the festive winter season on this unforgettable voyage to ancient sites, fabled lands and vibrant cities. Along the way, we'll explore rose-red Petra, the temples and tombs of Luxor, and India's iconic Golden Triangle.
Experience an incredible two-night stay in the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital of Delhi. Then journey from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, to Agra and the unparalleled majesty of the Taj Mahal. Sail to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and the Andaman Islands, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, before spending two nights in Singapore.