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Cruise & Stay Package – Wonders of the Ancient and Modern World Azamara Journey departing 26 Oct 2023

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So many iconic landmarks, so little time! With this itinerary, you can start ticking ancient and modern wonders of the world off your travel bucket list. Explore the Acropolis and the Parthenon during your one-night stay in Athens, before embarking on Azamara Journey where even more adventure awaits. Discover the incredible sights of Ancient Egypt and transit the Suez Canal, considered one of the best examples of modern engineering. With a stop in Aqaba, you will be able to see the Lost City of Petra first hand and follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones. Completing your voyage in Dubai, marvel at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and other examples of futuristic architecture during your two-night stay.



Athens

Athens

Alexandria

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Petra

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Muscat



Wonders of the Ancient and Modern World

20 Nights From £3,999

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Cruise and Stay Details

  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • 1-night stay at a 4* hotel in Athens (B&B)
  • 17-night cruise on Azamara Journey
  • 2-night stay at a 4* hotel in Dubai
Ship
Embark
26 Oct 2023
Duration
20 Nights
From / To
UK / Dubai
Ports of call
UK - Athens - Athens (Piraeus) - Alexandria (Cairo) - Alexandria (Cairo)
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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 26/10/2023
Location

UK

In
Out

Fly from the UK to Athens.

Date 26/10/2023
Location

Athens

In
Out

On arrival, take your private transfer to your four-star hotel for a one-night stay (B&B).

Date 27/10/2023
Location

Athens (Piraeus)

In 05:00
Out 17:00

Take your private transfer to the port and embark Azamara Journey for your 17-night cruise to Dubai. Depart Athens.

Date 28/10/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 29/10/2023
Location

Alexandria (Cairo)

In 06:00
Out

Alexandria is Egypt’s second-largest city and its largest seaport. Known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean,” it’s found by many to have an atmosphere and culture that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. In ancient times, Alexandria was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt; today, its a city synonymous with commerce and sophistication.

Date 30/10/2023
Location

Alexandria (Cairo)

In
Out 13:00

Alexandria is Egypt’s second-largest city and its largest seaport. Known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean,” it’s found by many to have an atmosphere and culture that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. In ancient times, Alexandria was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt; today, its a city synonymous with commerce and sophistication.

Date 30/10/2023
Location

Suez Canal

In
Out 23:00

Experience the breathtaking illusion of sailing through miles of desert sand as you cruise the 100-mile Suez Canal, the engineering marvel that connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

Date 31/10/2023
Location

Suez Canal

In 15:00
Out

Experience the breathtaking illusion of sailing through miles of desert sand as you cruise the 100-mile Suez Canal, the engineering marvel that connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

Date 01/11/2023
Location

Safaga

In 06:00
Out

While Safaga has its share of charms, including renowned healing properties of the mineral rich waters of the Red Sea, nearby Luxor is where the main attractions lie. Known as “the world’s greatest open air museum”, the monuments, temples, and tombs found in Luxor are amongst the most impressive in the world.

Date 02/11/2023
Location

Safaga

In
Out 19:00

While Safaga has its share of charms, including renowned healing properties of the mineral rich waters of the Red Sea, nearby Luxor is where the main attractions lie. Known as “the world’s greatest open air museum”, the monuments, temples, and tombs found in Luxor are amongst the most impressive in the world.

Date 03/11/2023
Location

Aqaba (Petra)

In 08:00
Out 23:00

The warm, tranquil waters of the Red Sea are perfect for the growth of corals, and the masses of brilliantly colored fish that live amongst them, making Aqaba a prime attraction for snorkelers and divers. Inland is a vast desert of stark beauty that entranced Lawrence of Arabia when he headquartered in its empty canyons during WWI.

Date 04/11/2023
Location

Eilat

In 06:00
Out 22:00

Eilat is a desert resort on the shores of the Red Sea, where temperate gulf waters nourish an astonishing variety of fish and corals, and a surprising number of ways to observe them. The snorkeling and diving are outstanding, but for those who prefer to remain dry there are glass bottom boats, a submarine, and the Underwater Observatory. A group of free-wheeling dolphins hangs out on an offshore reef; observe their antics, or jump in and join them.

Date 05/11/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 06/11/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 07/11/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 08/11/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 09/11/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 10/11/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 11/11/2023
Location

Muscat

In 08:00
Out 18:00

An important trading port between East and West since the first century, Muscat’s influence once extended as far as East Africa and Zanzibar. While much of the city’s construction is new, it all displays traditional Arabic stylistic elements, creating a handsome and cohesive whole that incorporates a rich history. Two seemingly invincible mountainside forts from the 1500s flank the palace of the sultan, though today they are both museums. A major highlight is the Muttrah Souq, Muscat’s oldest market. Colorful and bustling, it is a fascinating place to browse, as well as to bargain for exotic spices, traditional handicrafts, or gold and frankincense.

Date 12/11/2023
Location

Dubai

In 17:00
Out

Dubai can already be mistaken for a movie set featuring a futuristic metropolis, and there are big plans still in the works. In the middle of the desert where almost nothing existed 20 years ago, there are so many building projects that foreign construction crews vastly outnumber citizens. Everything is the biggest, tallest, and the first of its kind, including manmade islands shaped like palm trees and the world’s first underwater hotel. It’s a striking collection of styles, including modern interpretations of Islamic architecture. If the planet’s largest shopping mall doesn’t appeal, traditional souks do still exist, including a gold souk housing over 200 retail shops.

Date 13/11/2023
Location

Dubai

In 18:00
Out

Disembark Azamara Journey and take your private transfer to your five-star hotel for a two-night stay (B&B).

Date 15/11/2023
Location

Dubai

In
Out

Take your private transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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