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Emperors, Conquerors & Saints: A Voyage from Istanbul to Cairo

September 15 - 28, 2024
Length: 14 days
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The shores of the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean gave birth to several of the world’s most important civilizations. On this custom-designed voyage from Istanbul to Cairo, visit the port towns, islands, and sites that played a major role in the developments of these civilizations.

Operated by Thalassa Journeys

Tour Highlights

  • Cruise on the new Diana, launched in May 2023, one of the world’s most advanced and environmentally-friendly cruise ships, which accommodates only 192 guests.
  • Attend lectures, presentations and discussions on the history and culture of the places we will visit, conducted by Professors Douglas Brookes (UC Berkeley) and Robert Gruval.
  • Discover the extraordinary ancient Macedonian royal tombs in Vergina, and the incredible mid-air monasteries at Meteora.
  • Tour the evocative houses of Ephesus, dating from the Roman period.
  • Enjoy lunch in Rhodes’ Mavrikos, one of the finest restaurants in the Greek islands.
  • Explore Egypt’s Alexandria, Cairo and the Giza Pyramids.
  • If you would like to receive a PDF copy of this trip’s brochure, please click on the “Brochure Request Link” under Additional Resources on this webpage.

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