Authentic India & Arabian Adventure
Visits to inspirational Indian, Arabia and ancient Middle Eastern destinations will present you with an array of authentic sights and experiences on this exciting cruise adventure aboard Boudicca. Traditional and modern delights, fascinating historical and spiritual sites, areas of stunning natural beauty and much more awaits you, and every stop will be simply unforgettable.
After meeting your ship in Colombo, where you’ll have time to take in the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and museums of the Sri Lankan capital, you’ll begin your immersive Indian exploration in Kochi. During your overnight stay of Kerala State’s picturesque coast, you can see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and the British Commonwealth’s oldest synagogue, or even opt for an overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal. Goa is a treat to savour next, with another overnight stay affording time to explore Old Goa and the Latin Quarter or relax at postcard-perfect beaches, before continuing on to magnificent Mumbai for an enthralling mix of old and modern India. Take chances visit the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Railway Station, Dhobi Ghat – the world’s largest open-air laundry district – and more. You’re sure to spot busy Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city as you explore. For a memorable end to your time in India, it’s on to Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi. Be sure to visit Kirti Mandir – Gandhi’s childhood home – and the Sudama Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to the devotee of Lord Krishna, to capture Porbandar’s spiritual importance. [ReadMore]
In Arabia, you’ll visit ultra-modern Dubai – home of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa – before your adventure takes a traditional turn in Oman. Visiting Khasab offers you the chance to venture into the beautiful Musandam Fjords aboard a Dhow Boat; while in Muscat, the Omani capital, you can marvel at fine examples of Arabian architecture such as the glorious Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and striking Qasr Al Alam Palace. The Lost City of Ubar, believed to pre-date the Qur’an, is within your reach on tour from Salalah too, before you head to Jordan for another of Arabia’s astonishing lost cities. From Aqaba you can tour to Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – to explore an ancient wonderland of sandstone tombs, archways and temples by day, or at sunset. After an overnight stop at Aqaba, your ship will sail Egypt’s impressive Suez Canal en route to the Israeli city of Ashdod, which is ideally located for tours to Jerusalem, with its magnificent religious monuments such as Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and Al Haram Ash Sharif, and to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.