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Middle East tailor-made holidays

Overview

The Middle East appeals to the adventurous, discerning traveller as one of the most rewarding places to spend time. Home to some of the world's most significant civilisations and great religions, the region resonates with history and culture.

Mythical modern cities sit alongside ancient sites of enormous importance including  Persepolis in Iran and Petra in Jordan. Elsewhere, the minarets and mosaics of centres such as Esfahan in Iran mark the passage of centuries, the souks continue to bustle and Beirut in Lebanon and Dubai showcase a modern sophistication that is slowly sweeping the region.

Away from the cities, vast swathes of empty desert and shifting dunes in Oman or the UAE border the underwater world of the Red Sea, ensuring that there are plenty of  activity and adventure holiday options here and natural wonders to explore as well.

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Essential experiences in the Middle East

Natural World Holidays

Amongst the deserts and wild spaces of the Middle East are a host of natural wonders that are starkly, dramatically beautiful, with must-see sights in Israel, Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Ocean cruises

The Middle East is a fascinating, diverse region to cruise through, with plenty of enticing ports and destinations to divert to. Popular stops in Israel, Jordan and Oman are the most frequently visited.

Wildlife Holidays

Take a 4WD and head into the desert on a Middle East wildlfie holiday, in search of dramatic landscapes and some unusual wildlife. Look for iconic antelope in Jordan and Oman or dive the Red Sea from Israel and Jordan. 

History and culture

The Middle East is rich in history and culture, with countries such as Israel, Jordan and Syria containing significant sites just waiting for you to discover.

Escorted Tours

Centuries of tradition, diverse natural and cultural highlights and breathtaking landscapes await you on an escorted tour of the Middle East, whether you travel to Israel, Jordan or Oman.

Spa holidays

Escape the hurly burly and bustle of the Middle East main cities by taking a spa break in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Alternatively travel to Jordan or Oman for the prefect, relaxing escape.

Beach holidays

The Middle East has a number of exclusive beaches that compete with the luxury hotels' swimming pools for your attention, especially in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.

Adventure holidays

The Middle East has been popualr with intrepid travellers in search of activity and adventure holdiays for some time. Travel into the deserts of Jordan or Oman in particular to discover the opportunities available to you here.

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Top itineraries in the Middle East

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London–Istanbul

9-day luxury rail journey from £8,490 pp

Each year, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express takes an exclusive few on its original route, sweeping though France, Hungary and Romania to end in Istanbul. You’ll travel in the utmost opulence throughout, enjoying fine dining, champagne-bar delights and curated stops for expert-led tours.

Essential Iran

8-day tailor-made private tour from £3,275 pp incl. flights

Discover old Persia in the splendour of the country’s desert ruins and welcoming Iran in palatial gardens, venerable mosques and glorifying mausoleums.

Muscat and Mountains

8-day tailor-made tour from £2,285 pp incl. flights

Sample Oman's incredible culture on this tailor-made tour, visiting Nizwa, capital of the interior and birthplace of Islam in Oman, and Muscat, the capital with its bustling souq (market) and sparkling gulf. Stay at Alila Jabal Akhdar and Shangri-La Muscat (al Bandar) during this tour.

Sanctuary Nile Experience

8-day luxury river cruise from £1,540 pp incl. flights

This river cruise aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV takes in everything from the Valley of the Kings to the great temples of Aswan. And, spread across a total of eight luxurious days, it's a truly relaxed way to explore the highlights of the Nile Valley.

Top offers in the Middle East

Istanbul Explorer

5-day tailor-made city break from £1,040 pp

Special
offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £45 pp
Book by: 31 March 2018

This fascinating city has long been the bridge between Europe and Asia. This short break will see you explore the city in the company of an expert private guide. Highlights include the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, the food-lovers' district of Beyoglu, and the Grand Bazaar.

Soaring Cities & Desert Dreams

9-day tailor-made journey from £1,820 pp

Special
offer

Hotel savings and free half board at Bab Al Shams – Save up to £375 pp
Book by: 27 October 2017

Combine palm-studded beaches, duty-free shopping and stays in some of the world's most opulent hotels with desert resorts that seem plucked from the Middle Eastern folk tales of The Arabian Nights.

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Contemporary resort from £1,125 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer: stay 5 nights and pay for only 4
Book by: 11 December 2017

With its very own souk and small fleet of traditional Arabic boats that transport guests throughout the hotel, this enchanting Abu Dhabi resort oozes both style and luxury. It's all complemented by a private beach, a superb spa and a range of world-class restaurants.

Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Contemporary resort from £1,125 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £416 per couple
Book by: 30 November 2017

Shangri-La’s award-winning Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a luxury complex of three hotels set between rugged mountains and the Gulf of Oman’s sparkling Al Jissah Bay, in Oman’s capital city of Muscat.

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