Ancient conquerors and empire builders get a bad press – they were really just adventurers who wanted to see your land.
Now if only they had put away the slaughter they’d have been very welcome.
Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte were among the most successful and like most emperors they cut a dash.
Jools and Bony would have sailed into Egypt back in the day in a very different vessel than the one you’ll be going on.
But Luxury Gold want you to use your imagination as they flag up walking in the footsteps of the two military geniuses.
On a seven days visit January to March of next year which they are pitching at €2,345pps, down from €2595pps.
You’ll float down the Nile on board the River Tosca and visit the Temple of Luxor, the necropolis of ancient Thebes and the temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Oh, and the Sphinx and the Pyramids. No wonder Jools and Bony went sight-seeing. http://WWW.LUXURYGOLDVACATIONS.COM.
There are few things more opulent than arriving into port on your grand cruise ship.
It’s just that my Royal Caribbean cruise experiences have never actually seen me decamp at port…
I guess they never trusted me to get back on board.
A jaunt around the English Channel and a trip from Florida to the Bahamas that were truly memorable but without the stop-offs.
Still relive them with me here… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/a-royal-party/. And https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-to-here/.
Well, something to look forward to, and you will be full of anticipation too for the Sunway Classic Med Fly Cruise on board Allure of the Seas http://www.sunway.ie.
Departing from Barcelona on September 6 next year you will call at Palma de Mallorca, Marseilles (for Provence), La Spezia (for Florence and Pisa) and Civitavecchia for Rome and Naples. From €1145pp.
Down by the riverside
Sailing down the river in Germany is one of the great pleasures afforded to our Teuton friends.
Which I had the pleasure to enjoy with them on my trip to the German Travel Mart in Dresden where I enjoyed a jaunt down the Elbe https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/dresdens-renaissance-martin-luther/.
So I’d say you’ll enjoy taking in the old town of Passau with its historic 17th century towers and St Stephen’s Cathedral.
Which is just one of the highlights that Travel Department is offering as part of its five-day Discover the Delights of the Danube taster cruise package.
Next you will sail to Vienna, where a guided walk will show you the sights of the city.
Following this you will dock in Budapest where you will be escorted on a guided tour of the historic centre.
The next stop is the Slovakian Republic capital of Bratislava.
For your last full day on board you will visit the Austrian city of Milk. Before heading back home you till revisit Germany and join a morning tour of Munich.
Prices from €1099pp including return flights, transfers, five night full-board river cruise, and guided excursions, departing on September 25.
Book before September 20 and receive €25 off per person with the code VP-SEP25. For more information or to book, click HERE or call 01-6371600.