The Frankincense Route

The Sultanate of Oman in the Persian Gulf presents an extraordinary kaleidoscope of natural and man-made beauty: deserts, mountains and beaches on the one hand, and striking architecture, colourful textiles, intricate woodwork, jewellery and pottery on the other. This peaceful nation has been one of the major centres of Islamic culture for hundreds of years.

The Sultanate’s 300-year rule over Zanzibar has left its indelible mark on this Indian Ocean Island also, not least in the exotic mix of Islamic and Swahili influences most notable in the island’s so-called Stone Town. Winding alleys lead between bustling bazaars, ancient mosques and grand houses with their brass-studded carved doorways. Zanzibar is unique in every respect, from its cuisine to its fruit and spices, furniture styles, fabrics, gorgeous hand-crafted artefacts and jewellery.

Detailed information available October 2017. For further details, please click ‘Request Info’.

 

This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.

Per person, twin-share (approximately)

AUD 10,000

Single Supplement* (approximately)

AUD 2,500

*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.