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Whispers of Antiquity

Join Betty Shukster for a trip of a lifetime.

Book by Mar 30, 2019
You have 20 days to tune in and listen to the voices of the past speaking through some incredible historic sites: Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Luxor's vast Karnak Temple complex and Dubai's traditional gold and spice souks.
Athens (Piraeus) to Dubai

16 November - 06 December, 2020 | 20 Nights aboard Nautica

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The O Life Choice 

Book Now and Receive Roundtrip Airfare Plus Choose One:

FREE - 8 Shore Excursions

FREE - Beverage Package

FREE - $800 Shipboard Credit

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The O Life Difference

• The Finest Cuisine at Sea™

• A variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge

• Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin

• Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery Tours™ in the world’s most fascinating destinations

• Award-winning itineraries featuring more than 450 alluring destinations

• Spectacular port-intensive voyages featuring overnight visits and extended evening port stays

• Intimate, luxurious ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests

• Exceptional personalized service

• Country club casual ambiance

• Acclaimed Canyon Ranch® spa

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Price

Book by March 30 and receive FREE Gratuties and  $150 per stateroom shipboard credit

 

Inside - Cat G - $7199.00 CAD

Oceanview - Cat C2 - $8249.00 CAD

Veranda - Cat B2 - $10049.00 CAD

 

Prices are based on double occupancy. For other categories or single pricing, please contact: Betty Shukster at (905) 884 2712 or email: bshuk@rogers.com

 

Day 1: November 16, 2020

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Nautica
Climb up the magnificent Acropolis and stand in awe of the Parthenon, the beautiful temples and the view over Athens stretched out before you. See city highlights including the new and old Olympic stadiums. Journey to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon overlooking the sea, or visit ancient Corinth and the narrow Corinth Canal cut through miles of solid rock.

Day 2: November 17

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey | Nautica
Meander through the ruins of ancient Ephesus and marvel at the famed Library of Celsus, the huge amphitheater, the marble roads with their chariot marks, the amazing mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace Houses. Or journey to three monumental cities of antiquity - Priene, Miletus and Didyma - renowned for their majestic temples and impressive, beautifully preserved stadiums.

Day 3: November 18

Rhodes, Greece | Nautica
Enjoy a walking tour of the old fortified city and stand in awe of the impressive Grand Master's Palace. See where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood and savor the charm of this remarkable walled town. Or drive along the scenic coast to Lindos. Enjoy the whitewashed little town and climb to the ancient acropolis, its temples and wonderful views.

Day 4: November 19

Antalya, Turkey | Nautica
Discover this delightful ancient town and its many treasures, from the superb artifacts in the museum to Ottoman mansions, Byzantine churches and mosques, Hadrian's Gate, and the ancient Roman harbor now restored and alive with cafés and pleasure boats. Or head for the magnificent ruins of Perge and Aspendos and imagine the history of these cities, from Alexander to St. Paul and from the Romans to the Arabs. Stand in awe of the huge Roman theater and the crumbling aqueduct.

Day 5: November 20

Limassol, Cyprus | Nautica
Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus. See ruins, majestic mountains and scenery, stunning beaches, and vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders like the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque, and the Cyprus Museum.

Day 6: November 21

Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel | Nautica
Visit the land of miracles - Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha. Venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa. Or visit the Nahalal Moshav, a commune established in 1921 by Jewish immigrants.

Day 7: November 22

Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel | Nautica
Visit the land of miracles - Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha. Venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa. Or visit the Nahalal Moshav, a commune established in 1921 by Jewish immigrants.

Day 8: November 23

At Sea, International Waters | Nautica

Day 9: November 24

At Sea, International Waters | Nautica

Day 10: November 25

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt | Nautica
Take a thrilling journey to Luxor and see the majestic Karnak and Luxor temples. Cross the Nile to the famed Valley of the Kings with the long forgotten tomb of Tutankhamun, the nearby mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the enormous Colossi of Memnon. Or take a jeep safari into the desert to a Bedouin settlement and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the vast sand dunes.

Day 11: November 26

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt | Nautica
Take a thrilling journey to Luxor and see the majestic Karnak and Luxor temples. Cross the Nile to the famed Valley of the Kings with the long forgotten tomb of Tutankhamun, the nearby mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the enormous Colossi of Memnon. Or take a jeep safari into the desert to a Bedouin settlement and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the vast sand dunes.

Day 12: November 27

Aqaba, Jordan | Nautica
Visit Aqaba’s castle fortress, archaeological museum and mosque. Or journey to magnificent Petra, an ancient city hidden behind rugged mountains. As you enter Petra’s main square through a narrow chasm, the superb facades of imposing monuments carved into the cliffs are revealed, the hues of the stone changing as the sun moves across the sky.

Day 13: November 28

At Sea, International Waters | Nautica

Day 14: November 29

At Sea, International Waters | Nautica

Day 15: November 30

At Sea, International Waters | Nautica

Day 16: December 1

At Sea, International Waters | Nautica

Day 17: December 2

Salalah, Oman | Nautica
Discover this lovely old city, its charming streets, museums and lively souks. Travel into a lush countryside of coconut and banana plantations, mountains and seascapes to Job's Tomb. Or explore a rugged landscape of desert, fishing villages and starkly beautiful mosques. Visit ancient Mirbat, the medieval capital of Dhofar and the starting point for camel caravans.

Day 18: December 3

At Sea, International Waters | Nautica

Day 19: December 4

Muscat, Oman | Nautica
Admire the colorful Sultan's palace and the Jelali and Merani forts, stroll through the markets and narrow alleys and browse in the bustling souks. Or view the city from above by traveling on the Corniche and head out along the scenic Batinah coast and enjoy the desert, the oases, fishing villages and the historic medieval Nakhl Fort. Then spend time at a glorious beach resort.

Day 20: December 5

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Nautica
Explore this amazing emirate where ultra-modern architecture soars over traditional Arab styles. See the impressive Jumeirah Mosque and stroll through the narrow alleys of old Dubai. Visit a museum in a former all-boys school or journey along Dubai Creek in a dhow. Visit fascinating Sharjah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its fabulous souks.

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