Ancient Civilizations of the Red Sea & Eastern Mediterranean
Experience four countries and the distinct ancient cultures that span 5,000 years of history on this 14-day journey with engaging Archaeological Institute of America lecturer/ host Dr. Okasha El Daly. Cruise aboard the 59-cabin, all-suite Hebridean Sky, gazing upon true modern marvels in addition to a fascinating mix of historic wonders.
Begin at the ancient Spice Route outposts of Jordan’s Petra and Saudi Arabia’s Mada’in Saleh before exploring Egypt’s iconic pyramids of Giza and mysterious Sphinx, the treasures of Cairo’s famous museums, and decorated tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Continue to the Bronze Age Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete, then experience the glory of Greece’s Acropolis, including the mighty Parthenon and nearby Acropolis Museum.
Jump forward thousands of years while the ship transits the modern engineering marvel of the Suez Canal, and be immersed in local culture with a traditional lunch at a Wadi Rum desert camp and an optional horse ride to the gates of Petra. Along the way, enjoy engaging presentations by knowledgeable local guides and a team of onboard lecturers, including two archaeologists and a classicist, who will bring ancient times to life and help put people and places into historical context.
As you cruise between destinations, relax in a spacious suite aboard the ideally sized Hebridean Sky, enjoying the small-ship atmosphere, delicious meals, attentive service, and views of stunning seaside landscapes.
We are co-sponsoring this program with other organizations and, with only 59 cabins total aboard ship, I urge you to reserve your space today. Call AIA Tours at (800) 748-6262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Double Occupancy – Prices start at $11,990
Single Occupancy (limited availability) – Prices start at $17,990
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