Millennia before the emergence of Hellenic civilisation and the power of Rome, the land of Egypt had long been flourishing under the rule of the Pharaohs. With Voyages to Antiquity you will discover the staggering wealth, cultural beliefs and technological expertise of the ancient Egyptians, preserved in their awe-inspiring monuments and intricate artworks. Few places on earth are more intrinsically linked to the ancient world than Egypt. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, location of the only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, view the splendours of Tutankhamun’s tomb and discover the legacy of Egypt’s Greek and Roman conquerors. For those with a passion for antiquity, visiting Egypt is a truly unmissable experience.
October is the ideal month to cross civilisations from Greece to the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians, when the autumn warmth is perfect for these magical ports-of-call. This voyage includes visits to Heraklion, Crete and Cairo before a visit to Rhodes.
As the year ends, the weather in India and the Red Sea is more in keeping with summer in northern Europe. It’s the ideal time to sail from the classical myths of mainland Greece, through the historically significant Suez Canal, to Jordan, Pharaonic Egypt and India.