2020 is a new decade and an ideal opportunity to explore new and exciting things. If you’ve set your sights on experiencing something new, there are some incredible things on offer including caviar tastings and a visit to Planet Naboo from Star Wars and a calmer commute.
Cruise with Caviar through the Middle East
The Persia Unveiled adventure is a first for Scenic and is a wonderful and exciting experience to start this guide. On this tour, guests will be able to learn about and experience civilisations dating back more than three millennia!
This two-week cultural adventure starts and finished in the country’s capital Tehran. City highlights include the amazing Sa’ dabad Palace complex, which contains 18 palaces belonging to the royal families of Qajar and Pahlavi. Also, the chance to see Iran’s prized Crown Jewels at the National Jewellery Treasury and an optional caviar tasting experience. Along the way, guests will be dazzled by Iran’s incredible history, architecture, art and of course, its food.
The Persia tour provides the chance to visit many of Iran’s major historical sites. Highlights include two days in Shiraz which is know for its Bazaar packed with antiques, spices and carpets and the iconic Pink Mosque. You’ll also be able to visit the Silk Road city of Isfahan, known for its wide tree-lined boulevards and the incredible World Heritage-listed Jameh Mosque; one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in existence. Prices for the Persia Unveiled luxury escorted tour start from £4,895 per person based on a September 6th 2020 departure.
The Iran tour isn’t the only new destination from the company in 2020. Also on the agenda are trips to Israel and Oman. The Oman Impressions escorted tours is a nine-day experience and starts in the Muscat, the Sultanate’s capital. From here, you’ll head south to the desert region of Wahiba Sands for a taste of Bedouin life; the fabled Green Mountain of Jebel Akhdar and the ancient fort town of Nizwa. Prices start from £4,295 per person on all 2020 departures.
For more information or to visit: www.scenic.co.uk
Experience Rapska Cake tasting on the Dalmatian Coast
Set sail with Emerald Waterways on one of their two new yachts for 2020. The 18 cabin yachts will sail guests along the Adriatic coast in comfort and style, with 36 travellers. Guests will be able to explore everything the Dalmatian coast has to offer while enjoying the rooftop Jacuzzi, spacious sun deck, VIP salon and a swim platform for dips into the stunning azure waters.
In addition to the eight-day Islands of Dalmatia itinerary, the yachts will be sailing the brand-new eight-day Pearls of North Dalmatia itinerary which guests can book from only £2,095 per person (based on October 17th 2020 departure), offering travellers included guided tours, excursions and extra-special EmeraldPLUS experiences where you can be immersed into the Croatian treasures fully. Sailing from Trogir, it is a world away from the big cities of Croatia as a small medieval isle town where guests can explore the marble streets with an incredibly knowledgeable local guide.
Guests will then sail onto the Roman ruins in Zadar onto Rab, with a visit to the stunning Telašćica Nature Park, with excursions such as Rapska Cake tasting and wine tasting before cruising through the Kornati Islands to see the breathtaking uninhabited islets and reefs. The trip ends with the Romanesque yet contemporary architecture of Split where guests will fly home with long-lasting memories.
Prices include return flights from London or Manchester, seven-nights onboard MS Swallow or MS Lastavica, 15 meals and *selected drinks on board, shore excursions and experiences, onboard events as well as all tipping and gratuities and complimentary WiFi whilst on board.
*Drinks on board – 2 complimentary drinks are included with lunch and dinner on board. Complimentary tea and coffee are available throughout the sailing.
For more information visit: www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk