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50 EXPLORING THE WORLD’S ANCIENT ICONS 17th March 2018 • 38 nights • Sails from Port Klang (ends Southampton) Black Watch • Cruise ID: W1805 • Newly-released Join Black Watch and escape on this epic adventure bursting with unforgettable destinations. You’ll have the chance to encounter four Wonders of the World, spend two nights in Burma, explore the sights and sounds of India, cruise the Suez Canal, and much, much more. Begin your journey in Port Klang and set sail on an unforgettable voyage of discovery, starting with two nights in the Burmese port of Thilawa. The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, covered in solid gold, is yours to admire on a visit to nearby Yangon; while extraordinary sights will unfold before your eyes on an extended tour to the spiritual city of Bagan. India is brimming with fascinating sights and you can absorb some of the highlights with calls into two contrasting destinations. In Cochin, marvel at the famous Chinese cantilevered fishing nets and the oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth, or take a boat tour along Kerala’s backwaters, which wind their way through tropical jungle. Then a day in Mumbai – home of the vibrant film industry known as Bollywood – showcases India’s livelier side through its skyscrapers and bustling bazaars. Don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus, the Gateway of India and the Ghandi Memorial Museum. Alternatively, opt for an extended tour from Cochin to the mesmerising Taj Mahal, re-joining your ship in Mumbai. Built in 1632 by a heartbroken emperor after losing his wife during childbirth, the Taj Mahal is not only a monument of great architectural beauty, it’s also a testament to true love. It’s easy to see why this was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Aqaba follows and this is your chance to tick off another of earth’s wonders – the ‘Lost City’ of Petra – before you begin your exploration of Egypt and the Med. Relax on the sandy beaches and snorkel the reefs of the Red Sea during a full day and night in the popular resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. After this you’ll transit the impressive Suez Canal en route to Alexandria, the birthplace of Cleopatra VII and gateway to the River Nile and iconic Pyramids of Giza. The Mediterranean leg of your cruise then provides the chance to tick plenty of celebrated landmarks off your must-see list, from the ancient city of Ephesus and the awe-inspiring Acropolis, to the incredible Colosseum in Rome – another Wonder of the World. Your epic journey will come to an end in Southampton, but not before calling into Livorno – for tours to beautiful Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa – and the Spanish city of Malaga. Petra Visit fredolsencruises.com, contact your travel agent or call 0800 0355 072


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