Colombo Cruises

Seema Malaka temple on Beira Lake, Colombo
Seema Malaka temple on Beira Lake, Colombo
Pettah market in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The port city of Colombo is rich with colonial heritage, religions, races and cultures. With a population of over 4.5 million people, Colombo is a bustling, fascinating and noisy city. It combines Dutch and British colonial buildings, with Buddhist temples, Islamic mosques, Christian churches, and modern gleaming skyscrapers. The impressive Colombo National Museum, dedicated to Sri Lankan history, is worth uncovering and it borders the sprawling Viharamahadevi Park, home to a giant Buddha. [ReadMoreMob]

The narrow cobbled streets of Pettah, the main bazaar district, are full of shops and street markets selling an amazing array of goods at bargain prices. There are plenty of places to eat, from small shops selling pancakes to coffee shops and upmarket restaurants.

A more rustic, slow-paced Sri Lankan experience can be found in nearby Negombo, with its quaint village streets and lively fish market. Alternatively, sun seekers can venture to the private beach of Mt. Lavinia, located on the breath-taking Golden Mile beachfront.

Cruises to Colombo

Authentic India

Authentic India

Departs: Abu Dhabi • Thu 04 Oct 2018
14 nights • Boudicca • D1821

Immerse yourself in India’s engrossing culture, fascinating history, traditions and marvels of modern-day life on this authentic exploration aboard Boudicca. You’ll experience a mix of old and new India in bustling Mumbai; capture the spiritual importance of Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi; explore India’s European influences in Goa; and discover the very best of the Kerala state, visiting two enticing ports. All this awaits you after taking in the marvels of Dubai and before visiting spectacular Sri Lanka.

African Wildlife & Indian Ocean Islands

African Wildlife & Indian Ocean Islands

Departs: Cape Town • Thu 31 Oct 2019
28 nights • Boudicca • D192627

  • From going in search of the ‘Big Five’ on exhilarating safari adventures and discovering fauna-rich coral reefs to exploring unspoilt islands and indulging in pure relaxation at picture-perfect beaches, this enthralling cruise packs in memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences throughout.
  • You can tour to breathtaking South African game reserves from Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay; seek-out lemurs, chameleons and much more in Madagascar; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see giant land tortoises on the uninhabited island of Moyenne in the Seychelles.
  • Quintessential Seychelles beaches such as idyllic Anse Lazio await at Praslin Island, before calls at Malé and Colombo offer a taste of authentic Maldivian and Sri Lankan life. Then, in the Andaman Sea, the natural beauty of the Andaman Islands and fabulous Phuket awaits you.

Tropical Archipelagos of Asia

Tropical Archipelagos of Asia

Departs: Victoria • Thu 14 Nov 2019
28 nights • Boudicca • D192728

  • In just under a month, you’ll visit sun-kissed scenic islands in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Indonesia in search of impressive natural and man-made wonders, captivating wildlife, postcard-perfect beaches and more – an incredible way to forget about cold and gloom back home in the UK.
  • Meet Boudicca in the Seychelles, where you’ll spend time in Mahé and Praslin Island; visit the Maldives for idyllic atolls and tropical resorts; call at Colombo, Sri Lanka’s picturesque, culture-rich capital; and bask in the astounding beauty of the Andaman Islands and Idyllic Phuket.
  • Your Indonesian exploration includes chances to explore Weh Island’s fauna-rich jungle and warm, clear waters; visit Java Island’s sensational Borobudur Temple; marvel at the Gunung Rinjani volcano on Lombok Island; go ashore at Komodo Island; and sample paradise at beautiful Bali.

The Seychelles, Maldives & Andaman Islands

The Seychelles, Maldives & Andaman Islands

Departs: Victoria • Thu 14 Nov 2019
14 nights • Boudicca • D1927

  • Instead of suffering the cold, wet weather back home as winter approaches, you’ll be hopping between a string of paradise islands in the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea. Postcard-perfect beaches, beautifully unspoilt island landscapes, iconic scenes and much more awaits you.
  • During a week of Indian Ocean island exploration, you can visit UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai and relax at Anse Lazio – one of the world’s best beaches – in the Seychelles; seek-out idyllic Maldivian atolls during a call at Malé; and take in Colombo’s collection of diverse attractions in Sri Lanka.
  • In the Andaman Sea, bask in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Andaman Islands and Phuket, the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’. You’ll have chances to visit fauna-rich national parks; seek-out some of Asia’s most spectacular beaches; and even ride a speedboat to legendary Phang Nga Bay.

From £1,199pp

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Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
42 nights • Boudicca • D200103

  • After visiting Alotau, Wewak and Madang to experience Papua New Guinea’s fascinating tribal culture and war history, you’re in for an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity as Boudicca guides you to a collection of contrasting destinations including gorgeous islands and energetic cities.
  • You’ll discover magical Indonesian islands, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and stunning Bali; enjoy an overnight stay in vibrant Singapore; taste paradise in Phuket; and in Myanmar, stop at Thilawa, gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.
  • A call at Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, is followed by an immersive Indian exploration including two days at Kochi, allowing time for an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; an overnight in beautiful Goa; a full day in bustling Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £7,099pp

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Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200102

  • Cruise from Cairns to Papua New Guinea, rich in engrossing culture and history, before heading to Asia for an epic adventure encompassing a collection of contrasting destinations and highlights, from beautiful islands and iconic scenic landscapes to vibrant cities and spectacular spiritual sites.
  • Calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to connect with Papua New Guinea’s authentic tribal heritage and discover fascinating war ‘relics’; while in Indonesia, magical islands await, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and idyllic Bali.
  • Stopping overnight in Singapore will offer you the chance to experience Asia at its most modern, before Phuket, where you can take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay, provides a taste of paradise. In Myanmar, Thilawa is your gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.

From £5,199pp

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Singapore, Bali & Burma

Singapore, Bali & Burma

Departs: Benoa • Thu 23 Jan 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2002

  • Encompassing a collection of contrasting destinations, this cruise offers a fascinating insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity, with the scenic beauty of postcard-perfect idyllic islands; attractions of vibrant, modern cities; and some of the world’s most spectacular spiritual sites awaiting you.
  • Uncover the untrodden beaches and fauna-rich forests of Bali before even setting sail, then sample a taste of modern Asia in Singapore, where you can explore among towering skyscrapers, stop-by bustling Chinatown and even enjoy high tea at the world-famous Raffles Hotel.
  • Fabulous Phuket, where you can relax on the palm-lined beaches or take a boat tour to see the breathtaking scenes of Phang Nga Bay is sure to delight, while an overnight stay at Thilawa, Myanmar affords time to visit Yangon and marvel at the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda.

From £3,199pp

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Exploring the Far East & Authentic India

Exploring the Far East & Authentic India

Departs: Benoa • Thu 23 Jan 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200203

  • For an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity, Boudicca will guide you to a collection of stunning destinations to present you with a taste of the contrasting sights and authentic experiences on offer in spectacular islands and cities across this incredible region.
  • Uncover the unspoilt forests and beaches of Bali before setting sail, then sample a taste of modern Asia in Singapore; discover paradise in Phuket, with a chance to take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay; and marvel at the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda during an overnight stay in Thilawa.
  • Your time in India will include overnight stays in Kochi, for the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and a tour to the Taj Mahal, and charming Goa; a full-day to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £4,849pp

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Authentic India

Authentic India

Departs: Colombo • Thu 06 Feb 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2003

  • With Boudicca as your guide to exploring the many sides of India, you’ll take in an array of stunning destinations, inspirational sights and authentic experiences showcasing the remarkable diversity of one of the world’s most engrossing countries on this 14-night cruise.
  • Stop overnight at Kochi for a chance to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets or even take an overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal; and spend two days docked at Mormugão, gateway to Old Goa and the UNESCO-listed Latin Quarter, highlighting India’s European-inspired heritage.
  • Magnificent Mumbai’s mix of traditional and modern highlights, including the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Railway Station and Dhobi Ghat, await you, while a visit to Porbandar – birthplace of Gandhi – offers a fascinating insight into India’s spiritual importance.

From £2,799pp

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Authentic India & Arabian Adventure

Authentic India & Arabian Adventure

Departs: Colombo • Thu 06 Feb 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200304

  • 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, with traditional and modern delights, fascinating historical and spiritual sites, and much more awaiting your discovery.
  • Your Indian exploration will include overnight stays in Kochi, for the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and a tour to the Taj Mahal, and charming Goa; a full-day to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.
  • You’ll also have chances to explore the beautiful Musandam Fjords, see Muscat’s palaces and mosques, and discover the Lost City of Ubar in Oman; visit ancient Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – in Jordan; and take tours to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod, Israel.

From £4,599pp

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

  • A holiday beyond your wildest dreams, this 140-night voyage to some of the world’s most iconic and intoxicating destinations offers authentic cultures and traditions, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and much more.
  • Experience an exhilarating Asian exploration, to learn of samurais and geishas in Japan; explore the war-torn history of Vietnam; sample India’s engrossing hustle and bustle; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in stunning Singapore.
  • African adventures include chances to seek-out South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game and Madagascar’s iconic flora and fauna; explore the colossal Namib Desert; marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza; and sail the impressive Suez Canal.

From £13,999pp

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African Wildlife with Asia & Singapore New Year

African Wildlife with Asia & Singapore New Year

Departs: Cape Town • Thu 03 Dec 2020
42 nights • Boudicca • D202930

  • Chances to encounter incredible wildlife; discover paradise at idyllic islands; taste Far-Eastern culture; and see in the New Year in style make for an unforgettable end to 2020 and start to 2021.
  • Seek-out South Africa’s ‘big game’ on exhilarating safari adventures; see Madagascar’s famous fauna and flora; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon in Mayotte; and meet giant land tortoises in the Seychelles.
  • Spend Christmas Eve in Colombo and Christmas Day on board Boudicca, before visiting culture-rich Malaysia; being part of Singapore’s spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations; and uncovering ancient castles, among countless other highlights, in Japan.

From £7,199pp

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Discovering Asia with Singapore at New Year

Discovering Asia with Singapore at New Year

Departs: Victoria • Thu 17 Dec 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D2030

  • For an unforgettable festive season, uncover scenic and spiritual wonders, rich history and culture, and experience a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration, on an Asian exploration of epic proportions.
  • Enjoy Christmas on board Boudicca and delight in the mosques, temples and towers of Georgetown and iconic Kuala Lumpur, before arriving in Singapore to see in 2021 with an unforgettable fireworks display at Marina Bay.
  • Your extended stay in Singapore allows time to discover Raffles Hotel and the Gardens by the Bay too, before Naha and Kōchi reveal quintessentially Japanese sights, from ancient castles and temples to beautiful Oriental gardens.

From £5,399pp

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Asia with Japan & Singapore New Year

Asia with Japan & Singapore New Year

Departs: Victoria • Thu 17 Dec 2020
42 nights • Boudicca • D203001

  • Experience an unforgettable festive season and start to 2021 on an epic exploration of the Far East filled with the scenic and spiritual wonders, authentic cultures and traditions of one of the world’s most intoxicating regions.
  • Enjoy Christmas on board Boudicca; be enthralled by culture-rich Georgetown and iconic Kuala Lumpur; and celebrate New Year’s Eve in Singapore, with time to visit Gardens by the Bay and Raffles Hotel too.
  • An enlightening Japanese exploration includes opportunities to encounter Geishas in Tokyo; be part of a classical tea ceremony in Osaka; look beyond the infamous war history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and much more.

From £8,099pp

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Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
112 nights • Black Watch • W210107

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 07 Jan 2021
111 nights • Black Watch • W210102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch from Liverpool and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World

Around the World

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
108 nights • Black Watch • W2102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

From £12,199pp

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Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
80 nights • Black Watch • W210305

  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2021 and set sail on an epic voyage to discover world-famous landmarks and spectacular landscapes, cultural delights and much more among some of the world’s most awe-inspiring regions and destinations.
  • Cross the Atlantic to sun-kissed islands in the Caribbean; visit the legendary city of Havana; navigate the Panama Canal; and discover paradise at idyllic South Pacific islands such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £10,349pp

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Exploring the Cultures of Asia

Exploring the Cultures of Asia

Departs: Hong Kong • Thu 28 Jan 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210203

  • With visits to breathtaking islands, vibrant metropolises and historic cities, you’ll experience the many sides of Asia uncovering unspoilt landscapes, stunning architecture and authentic cultures and rich history.
  • Vietnamese highlights await in between visits to Hong Kong and Singapore, including chances to explore mesmerising Ha Long Bay on a boat tour and uncover Ho Chi Ming City’s fascinating war tales.
  • Explore idyllic Thai and Indonesian islands, and then head to India to delve into Goa’s European heritage; immerse yourself in Mumbai’s legendary hustle and bustle; and perhaps tour to the iconic Taj Mahal from Kochi.

From £4,799pp

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Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East

Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
59 nights • Black Watch • W210405

  • Experience the stuff holiday dreams are made of on this epic voyage from Cuba to Sri Lanka, taking in the eclectic highlights of idyllic islands and captivating cities in the Americas, Oceania and Asia.
  • Navigate the Panama Canal and explore Costa Rican rainforest before discovering paradise among the postcard-perfect beaches and unspoilt landscapes of South Pacific islands such as Nuku Hiva, Tahiti, Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £8,669pp

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Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
88 nights • Black Watch • W210406

  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime for chances to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at idyllic island scenes; experience diverse cultures and much more, among some of the world’s most captivating regions and countries.
  • Enjoy a navigation of the impressive Panama Canal; indulge in blissful relaxation at paradise islands in the South Pacific such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island; and take in Sydney’s famous sights, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
  • Experience the contrasts between unspoilt Indonesian islands and bustling cities including Singapore and Mumbai; take a tour to the Taj Mahal; uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra and Israel’s hallowed sites; and much more.

From £11,369pp

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Exploring Authentic India

Exploring Authentic India

Departs: Phuket • Thu 11 Feb 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2103

  • Immersive yourself in India’s inspirational sights, authentic experiences and remarkable diversity, on a sensational journey showcasing the very best of one of the world’s most engrossing countries.
  • After whetting your appetite with the delights of Phuket, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, you’ll visit Kochi for chances to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets; or take an overland tour to the iconic Taj Mahal.
  • Uncover Goa’s absorbing Portuguese legacy with a call at Mormugão, then enjoy diverse experiences in bustling Mumbai, from visiting the Dhobi Ghat laundry district to witnessing busy Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city.

From £2,999pp

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Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Departs: Phuket • Thu 11 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210304

  • Uncover a mix of modern architectural and cultural delights, awe-inspiring holy sites and remarkable centuries-old wonders on this incredible voyage to India, Arabia and the ancient Middle East.
  • See famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, or take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi; explore Goa’s rich European heritage; and immerse yourself in Mumbai’s legendary hustle and bustle.
  • Marvel at Muscat’s magnificent Arabic architecture; seek-out some of the world’s great ancient sites in Egypt and Jordan, including Great Pyramids of Giza; and take chances to visit holy Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.

From £4,299pp

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Exploring Australia & the Far East

Exploring Australia & the Far East

Departs: Sydney • Fri 05 Mar 2021
24 nights • Black Watch • W2105

  • Diverse Australian cities combine with contrasting Asian destinations to serve up a diverse mix of highlights, from iconic landmarks and cultural delights to beautifully unspoilt landscapes and beaches.
  • During your time ‘Down Under’, see Sydney’s world-famous attractions; enjoy a rare call at Burnie, Tasmania; explore fascinating Australian history in Albany; and delight in the cityscapes of Melbourne and Perth.
  • Visits to the Indonesian islands of Java and Weh present culture-rich cities, spectacular temples and island interiors ripe for exploration, while an overnight stay in bustling Singapore offers an exciting change of pace.

From £4,799pp

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Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Departs: Sydney • Fri 05 Mar 2021
53 nights • Black Watch • W210506

  • Sailing to some of the world’s most diverse, breathtaking and exciting destinations, experience an adventure packed natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes; enriching cultures and remarkable history; and much more.
  • See Sydney’s iconic attractions and follow in the Albany’s first European settlers in Australia; and immerse yourself in the contrasts of Asia, from the unspoilt scenes of Indonesian islands to the hustle and bustle of Singapore and Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

From £7,349pp

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Historic Sites of India, Jordan & Israel

Historic Sites of India, Jordan & Israel

Departs: Colombo • Mon 29 Mar 2021
29 nights • Black Watch • W2106

  • Incredible destinations across seven countries in Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean will each captivate you in their own unique, unforgettable way on this enriching voyage of exploration.
  • Three enticing Indian destinations offer diverse highlights: you can marvel at the Taj Mahal on tour from Kochi; explore Goa’s European heritage; and absorb the mix of traditional and modern India in bustling Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

From £3,999pp

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