Join us on this custom-designed, 14-day journey to the very cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea, transit the Suez Canal and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Lapérouse, featuring just 92 elegant Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony.
Spend three nights in Amman to visit Greco-Roman Jerash and one night adjacent to the “rose-red city” of Petra. Visit the mythical island of Santorini, follow in the footsteps of nomadic Bedouins across dramatic Wadi Rum. Mid-cruise, overnight in awe-inspiring Luxor in a Nile-view room and enjoy a specially arranged visit into the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Stand in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. Visit the newly opening Grand Egyptian Museum, which will house 4,000 of King Tutankhamen’s treasures. Tour Alexandria or Cairo’s Egyptian Museum.
Day 1: Depart the U.S.
Day 2: Arrive in Athens, Greece / Embark LE BELLOT
Day 3: Santorini
Day 4: Cruising the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas
Day 5: Alexandria, Egypt
Day 6: Transit of the Suez Canal
Day 7: Ain Sokhna for Giza (Great Pyramids) and Cairo
Day 8: Hurghada for overnight to Luxor
Day 9: Hurgada
Day 10: Aqaba, Jordan / Disembark ship / Wadi Rum / Petra
Day 11: Petra / Amman
Day 12: Amman
Day 13: Amman / Jerash / Amman
Day 14: Amman / Return to the U.S. or Canada