Voyage of Antiquities

Complimentary cabin upgrade with Silversea Cruises, saving up to $2000 per couple – Book by June 2019

Media Release, 7 May 2019

A complimentary cabin upgrade valued at up to $2000 per couple is available for a new luxury, escorted cruise tour in 2020 designed to showcase ancient lands from Turkey and Greece to Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Hosted by Cruise Express, the exclusive, 35-night ‘Voyage of Antiquities’ holiday also includes a dawn landing on the shores of Gallipoli for a special commemoration service and a spectacular hot air balloon ride in Turkey over the whimsical, other-worldly landscape of Cappadocia, where churches and houses are hewn from rock. 

Departing Australia on October 18, 2020, the tour begins with a 17-night exploration overland through Turkey and Greece.

The itinerary takes in the elaborate mosques and buzzing bazaars of Istanbul, the legends of Troy and its Trojan Horse and the ethereal ruins of temples built millennia ago. On October 29, 2020, guests will land at dawn by boat on the storied sands of Anzac Cove at Gallipoli for a special commemoration service at Lone Pine hosted by Cruise Express. In Greece, more stunning sights await including the monasteries clinging to the cliffs of Meteroa, the ancient, outdoor theatres of Delphi and the mighty Acropolis standing guard over Athens.

The tour then takes to sea for a 16-night cruise from Athens to Dubai aboard the luxurious ship, Silver Spirit, which offers every guest a butler in an ocean-view suite as well as complimentary, premium wines and spirits all day long.  From ports in Jordan, Israel, Egypt and Oman, guests can visit iconic places like Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings and the ancient ‘Rose City’ of Petra – one of the wonders of the ancient world – hidden in a narrow canyon and carved from pink, sandstone cliffs.

At the end of the cruise in Dubai, a farewell night is spent in the futuristic, skyscraper city of Dubai before the flight home to Australia.

Including return flights from Australia, the 35-night escorted ‘Voyages of Antiquities’ cruise tour is available from $14,990 per person, twin-share, in a Vista Suite, with a complimentary upgrade to a Panorama Suite – worth – $1000 per person – available for bookings made by June 7, 2019.  Conditions apply.

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