The Birth of Civilisation

Embark on an exclusive private luxury small ship cruise through the ancient lands of the Near East, exploring over 5,000 years of the origin of civilisation with renowned archaeologists Julian Droogan and Iain Shearer.

Board the luxurious Crystal Esprit in Cyprus, the mythical “Island of Aphrodite”, and depart for Israel to tour the key archaeological sites of the Holy Land before sailing through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea to see the ancient pyramids in Egypt before arriving in Jordan to explore its crowning jewel of Petra.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit both iconic and rarely-visited archaeological sites of the Near East in the company of two of Australia’s most highly regarded archaeologists from the comfort of our own private luxury ship. Cabins are extremely limited so early booking is strongly advised.

Information available early 2019. 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.

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