Exploring the World's Ancient Icons
On this unforgettable voyage of discovery aboard Black Watch you’ll take in a string of stunning destinations across Asia, Africa and Mediterranean Europe, with an array of incredible sights and highlights to discover at every port of call.
Meeting the ship in Malaysia, you’ll begin your journey in Port Klang before sailing to beautiful Burma. Make the most of a two-night stop at the port of Thilawa to marvel at the golden spires of the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda; or join an overland tour to the spiritual city of Bagan where extraordinary sights will unfold before your eyes. Then it’s on to India, where the highlights of two contrasting destinations await. Experience the charm of Cochin, home to famous Chinese cantilevered fishing nets and the British Commonwealth’s oldest synagogue; then take in the sights of vibrant Mumbai. Feel like you’re part of ‘Bollywood’ as you explore the bustling bazaars, and don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus and the Gandhi Museum. A call into Aqaba in Jordan follows, offering you the chance to tour to the ‘Lost City’ of Petra before sailing onwards to Egypt and the Mediterranean. [ReadMore]
In Egypt you can relax on warm, golden sand beaches and snorkel the reefs of the Red Sea during a full-day stay in Sharm el Sheikh. You’ll also call into Alexandria – perfectly placed for trips to the River Nile and iconic Pyramids of Giza – after experiencing a transit along the remarkable Suez Canal. Many of the Mediterranean’s most celebrated landmarks are yours to tick off your ‘must-visit’ list next, including the ancient city of Ephesus on a tour from Kusadasi; and the awe-inspiring acropolis of Athens, with Piraeus serving as your gateway to the Greek capital. The incredible Colosseum – another Wonder of the World – is just one of Rome’s unmissable sights to discover from Civitavecchia. Before your epic journey comes to an end in Southampton Black Watch will also call into Livorno – for tours to beautiful Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa – and marvellous Malaga, where highlights include the pretty 16th cathedral and the historic Alcazaba.