Jordan is home to a fascinating array of historical treasures having played host to many ancient civilisations including the Nabataeans, Persians and Romans. Few sites in the world can rival the magnificence of the ancient city of Petra. Cut into the sandstone mountain rocks in the governorate of Ma’an, southern Jordan, Petra is famous for its jaw-dropping grandeur and archaeological importance. The rich history of Jordan will further be explored in visits to the enchanting Wadi Rum, the Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash, and the cultural centre and national capital, Amman.
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 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.