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Tracing through time across the globe

23rd April 2019

Step back in time and discover the treasures of the past that are waiting to be uncovered. Explore through ancient temples, come face-to-face with Royal secrets and discover lost cultures and realms that stayed as part of the world’s darker history.

Through the years, cultures have risen and fallen as frequently as the rising tide, however many nations grew to be super-powers of their time, boasting powerful religious prowess and undeniable strength. Together with World Journeys, explore lands that have been forgotten by time, and unearth history and mythology that hums with superstition.

 

Enter the realm of the pyramids in Egypt

Pack your sunscreen, and your best desert outfit, and prepare to enter the realm of the Pharaohs, and ancient Kings of Egypt.

Travel through the ancient land of kings and discover more about the world’s most iconic desert destination. Showcasing echoes of its history, which comes from another era, prepare to explore through tombs, discover the great pyramids, and spy upon the Sphinx if you dare.

 

Petra to the pyramids

From floating in the Dead Sea, more than 400 metres below sea level, to walking through the Siq for your first glimpse of the soaring facade of the Treasury at Petra, this exotic journey through the Middle East will surprise and delight you with some truly quirky twists along the way. Wander through the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sephulcre, stand in awe before the mighty pyramids of Giza, or sail down the Nile and see the glittering treasures of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Delight in seeing Petra by candlelight, as you stroll through the Siq which gleams from the 1,500 lit candles. This glittering, spectacular experience is truly a magical way to see the Rose Red City. Take on a more adventurous discovery when stepping into the streets of Tel Aviv. This lively area is the host for a fascinating tour of graffiti and street art, and you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most thriving art scenes in the entire world!

Delight in having the most regal of experiences, when staying in the Old Winter Palace. Overlooking Luxor temple, this winter retreat of the Egyptian Royal Family is the epitome of faded, yet luxurious glamour. Boasting extensive gardens, jaw-dropping reception rooms and majestic suites, you’ll find an experience fit for any King or Queen.

With a World Journeys host to guide you through every step of the way, you’ll seamlessly transition between each step of your journey, and fall more in love with this destination with every moment.

 

Go back in time with Croatia

Step into the less-spoken-about world of Croatia, and discover a land of dark history, vibrant architecture and forgotten tales.

Towering castles and wide ravines give way to a world of dark lore and a bloody history. Fall in love with Croatia when journeying through the old cities and ancient palaces on this iconic World Journeys tour. 

 

Best of the Balkans

Thousands of years of history, imposing fortresses and mighty mountains, through to mouth-watering delicacies, earth-shattering architecture and eclectic art, Croatia is a region just begging to be explored.

Join a guided-tour staying in comfortable first-class hotels for an unforgettable experience that will leave you longing for your next. Tour through the stunning city of Sarajevo and unwind leisurely by evening. Walk through the picturesque Old Dubrovnik and discover the salt-washed shores of the Adriatic. Travel through artistic Trogir, where scholars from around the world gather to study and paint, or continue inland and discover the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Regardless of what you choose to do, this is a land of experiences aplenty.

With mouth-watering food on show, you’ll lose yourself in the veritable perfection of the culinary creations presented to you. Indulge in delicious breakfasts before heading out for a day of exploration. Enjoy a sightseeing tour through the charming town of Bled, including the opportunity to explore through Bled Castle and discover the history behind this fairy-tale monument. Perhaps the oldest castle in Slovenia; it sits on a precipice above the town of Bled and overlooks the sea. Commissioned in 1011 by German King Henry II, its palatial terraces and dramatic backdrop have earned it a favoured spot in the history books, and worldwide recognition.

From here, it’s a short journey to Ljubljana where you’ll take the time to visit some of the most significant historical sites before continuing on to Croatia’s capital of Zagreb. Dare to venture out into the streets of this city on a full moon night and explore Croatia’s dark history, and the peculiar association of dragons and ghosts that lure in this ancient city.

 

Talk to a Travel Adviser today to plan your next adventure to discover treasures of the past with World Journeys.

This article originally appeared in the Inspirations Autumn 2019 Edition.