- 1 Night Athens
- 1 Night Patmos
- 1 Night Rhodes
- 1 Night Limassol
- 2 Nights Jerusalem (Haifa)
- 1 Night Sharm el-Sheikh
- 2 Nights Safaga
- 1 Night Aqaba
- 1 Night Salalah
- 1 Night Muscat
- 2 Nights Dubai
Day by day itinerary
Climb up the magnificent Acropolis and stand in awe of the Parthenon, the beautiful temples and the view over Athens stretched out before you. See city highlights including the new and old Olympic stadiums. Journey to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon overlooking the sea, or visit ancient Corinth and the narrow Corinth Canal cut through miles of solid rock.
Since John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations here, Patmos - the "Jerusalem of the Aegean" - is hallowed ground, with hundreds of churches that attest to the fact. One of the island's chief attractions is the Cave of the Apocalypse, where St. John is said to have lived during his exile. The other is the Monastery of St. John, adorned with frescoes dating back to the 12th century. Some of the more popular secular activities revolve around the island's lovely beaches shaded by tamarisk trees and walking Patmos' many country trails, which are often donkey paths.
Enjoy a walking tour of the old fortified city and stand in awe of the impressive Grand Master's Palace. See where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood and savor the charm of this remarkable walled town. Or drive along the scenic coast to Lindos. Enjoy the whitewashed little town and climb to the ancient acropolis, its temples and wonderful views.
Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus. See ruins, majestic mountains and scenery, stunning beaches, and vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders like the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque, and the Cyprus Museum.
Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel
Visit the land of miracles - Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha. Venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa. Or visit the Nahalal Moshav, a commune established in 1921 by Jewish immigrants.
Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
Suez Canal Transit
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
See how emerging tourism meshes with ancient traditions of the Sinai Peninsula. You can also windsurf, golf, snorkel, dive and shop in this modern Red Sea city.
Luxor (Safaga), Egypt
Visit Aqaba’s castle fortress, archaeological museum and mosque. Or journey to magnificent Petra, an ancient city hidden behind rugged mountains. As you enter Petra’s main square through a narrow chasm, the superb facades of imposing monuments carved into the cliffs are revealed, the hues of the stone changing as the sun moves across the sky.
Cruising The Red Sea
Cruising The Gulf Of Aden
Discover this lovely old city, its charming streets, museums and lively souks. Travel into a lush countryside of coconut and banana plantations, mountains and seascapes to Job's Tomb. Or explore a rugged landscape of desert, fishing villages and starkly beautiful mosques. Visit ancient Mirbat, the medieval capital of Dhofar and the starting point for camel caravans.
Cruising The Arabian Sea
Admire the colorful Sultan's palace and the Jelali and Merani forts, stroll through the markets and narrow alleys and browse in the bustling souks. Or view the city from above by traveling on the Corniche and head out along the scenic Batinah coast and enjoy the desert, the oases, fishing villages and the historic medieval Nakhl Fort. Then spend time at a glorious beach resort.
Explore this amazing emirate where ultra-modern architecture soars over traditional Arab styles. See the impressive Jumeirah Mosque and stroll through the narrow alleys of old Dubai. Visit a museum in a former all-boys school or journey along Dubai Creek in a dhow. Visit fascinating Sharjah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its fabulous souks.
Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
21-day cruise on board Nautica (Oceania Cruises) from £3,469 incl. flights
Departure: 16 November 2018
Inside Stateroom (G):
Deluxe Ocean View (C2): £4,179
Deluxe Ocean View (C1): £4,329
Verandah Stateroom (B2): £5,199
Verandah Stateroom (B1): £5,349
Concierge Level Veranda (A3): £5,589
Concierge Level Veranda (A2): £5,819
Penthouse Suite (PH3): £7,469
Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more
Take advantage of complimentary pre-paid gratuities on us! Plus our offer includes airfare and FREE Unlimited Internet, plus choose one of the below:
- 8 Shore Excursions
- House Beverage Package
- US$800 Shipboard Credit
Amenities are per stateroom
Includes on board:
- Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
- Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
- Room service dining 24 hours a day
- Dining at all specialty restaurants
- Free Wi-Fi
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