Ancient Sites of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

25th Feb 2021 14 nights Sails from Muscat Boudicca D2104
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FROM ONLY £2,599 per person
Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, Egypt Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, Egypt
FROM ONLY £2,599 per person

This deeply historic itinerary presents an unmissable opportunity to step back in time among some of the oldest, most famous and best-preserved ancient sites. Sailing between Egypt, Jordan and Israel, each stop will be as fascinating as the next, with chances to uncover a plethora of centuries-old wonders, explore theories about events of yesteryear, and creates lasting memories.

After embarking Boudicca in the Omani capital of Muscat and enjoying time at sea to relax and settle into life on board as you sail to Egypt, Safaga makes for an exciting first stop. [ReadMoreMob]Situated on the Red Sea Riviera, this pretty port town boasts tempting black-sand beaches and inviting crystal-clear waters, and is the gateway to one of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures – the remarkable Valley of the Kings. Stopping overnight allows for tours to the valley, famed for its ancient tombs and chambers – including the tomb of Tutankhamun. Elsewhere in Egypt, your journey of discovery takes you to Alexandra for a chance to uncover another of the country’s incredible historical sites – the Great Pyramids of Giza, the oldest ancient wonder on earth – on tour. Alternatively, an exploration of Alexandria offers rich rewards: the port city is home to historical, architectural and archaeological highlights such as Pharos Lighthouse, the 19th century Montazah Palace and a striking Roman amphitheatre. In between these calls, you’ll also navigate Egypt’s impressive Suez Canal for hours of memorable scenic cruising. [ReadMoreDesk]

In Jordan, an astonishing lost city awaits your discovery during a visit to Aqaba. You’ll be afforded an opportunity to tour to Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and explore an ancient wonderland of huge tombs, archways and temples that were carved into the sandstone over 2,000 years ago – an incredible experience. Meanwhile, Israel’s hallowed sites are yours to explore from Ashdod and Haifa, both ideally located for day trips to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Opt for a fascinating tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town to follow in the footsteps of Jewish, Muslim and Christian pilgrims and seek-out magnificent religious monuments such as Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and Al Haram Ash Sharif, which is home to the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque. In Bethlehem, just a short journey south from Jerusalem, you can visit Manger Square to see the Church of the Nativity, walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, and see the places of significance from nativity stories.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.