The Path of Western Civilization: From Egypt to the Iberian Peninsula

Trace the arc of history from ancient Egypt to the Age of Discovery on a voyage across the Mediterranean. Step into the worlds of the mighty pharaohs and Greek gods, of crusading knights and Moorish kings. Explore evocative ancient ruins in Greece and Sicily, and delve into medieval history and architecture in Malta and Granada, Spain. From the Greeks to the Ottomans to the Moors, the history of empires and the vivid cultures of the Mediterranean come to life as we explore alongside historians, archaeologists, and National Geographic Experts.

  • Navigate the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea visiting half a dozen countries and Gibraltar (U.K.), and exploring many of the most important civilizations of the ancient world

  • Explore legendary sights of antiquity: the Egyptian pyramids; the Minoan city of Phaistos on Crete; the Roman triumphal column of Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria; the lavish Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain; and more

  • Immerse yourself in the cultural past and modern-day worlds of the villages and cities on our path; test your negotiating skills in neighborhood souks and markets; dine on sumptuous local delicacies; and end your day sipping regional wines as you watch the sun set on the storied Mediterranean Sea

  • Discover how our own Western civilization is rooted in these timeless places and what they offer in diverse cultures, traditions, and history

  • Explore Lisbon, enchanting Sintra, and Portugal’s scenic wine country on a three-day post-voyage extension

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Duration

22 Days

Price

From $27,420 per person

Dates

Apr

Next departure

4/15/2022

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Walk in the footsteps of ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Moors at some of the most fabled sites of antiquity. Learn about the achievements of these great civilizations from expert historians and archaeologists as you walk among the pyramids, stand in the stadium that held the first Olympic Games, and soak in the beauty of the Alhambra.

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Embark

Cairo, Egypt

Disembark

Lisbon, Portugal

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