Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has unveiled new luxury land journey programs in Japan & South Korea and the Middle East & Africa for 2023 and 2024. Guests looking to secure one of these bucket list trips can take advantage of savings of £2,000 per couple and free door-to-door transfers when booked before 31 March 2023.
All Scenic programs are handcrafted to allow guests a special insight into local culture, nature and history. Guests travel in intimate groups to enjoy unique Scenic Enrich experiences such as a tea ceremony with a Geisha and a Maasai Mara bush breakfast.
In addition, there are Scenic Freechoice activities, such as opting to enjoy a wine tasting at Flam Winery in Israel and taking a Harley Davidson bike tour in Cape Town, all before resting for the night in luxury accommodation.
Highlights of the new 2023/2024 land journey program include
New for 2024 – 23-day Contrasts of Egypt & Jordan tour
Journeying from Cairo to Amman, this 23-day tour allows guests to walk in the footsteps of explorers and pharaohs and witness mighty monuments of the past that still enthral the world. Guests can explore the streets of Alexandria, the Egyptian city where an ancient past collides with a vibrant present, before visiting the mighty Great Pyramids of Giza.
Here, inspect hieroglyphics and be bewitched by the Sphinx’s inscrutable smile. From here, guests will cruise along the incredible Nile on board the luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat III and learn of the history, wildlife, and life found upon the banks of the world’s longest river before arriving in Jordan to witness the landscape of Wadi Rum, famed for its appearances on blockbusters like Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars.
The 23-day tour ends with a visit to the World-Heritage-listed city of Petra. Prices start from £14,945 twin share based on a 16 January 2024 departure on this 23-day tour.
30-day Ultimate African Expedition
From Cape Town to the splendour of Victoria Falls, this 30-day tour encompasses all that makes Africa, Africa. Investigate South Africa’s past and experience its bustling present in the country’s capital, Cape Town.
Here, guests can visit the majestic Table Mountain, which is often draped in soft, white clouds and ascend to its flat top by rotating gondola for 360-degree views. Africa is a naturally beautiful continent, and guests will experience its finest environments with guided tours through the national parks of Kruger, Chobe, Maasai Mara and Amboseli.
Visit tribal villages, meet the locals, and learn of ancient cultures integral to Africa and the generational secrets to surviving and thriving in difficult landscapes.
On the tour of this incredible continent, stay in the most sought-after destinations on the market, including prestigious hotels, luxury lodges and handpicked special stays, including the Fairmount Mount Kenya Safari Club.
Prices start from £15,895 per person based on a 23 May 2023 departure on this 30-day tour.
15-day Japan Unveiled
Journey across Japan from the southern city of Fukuoka to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo on this 15-day tour. Guests can enjoy a private group dinner in Peace Park hosted by a traditional Geisha and Maiko. Learn the tricks of the sumo trade with a private sumo wrestler demonstration before visiting the Mazda car factory in the city of Hiroshima.
Tap into the spiritual side of Japan when visiting Asuka and the 300-year-old Korakuen Garden, which is among the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Cruise on an old-fashioned houseboat, a yakatabune, and engage in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Prices for this new Japanese land tour start from £12,080 per person based on a 17 October 2023 departure date.
16-day Japan in Focus
From Tokyo, a metropolis bathed in neon lights, to Osaki, a cultural city of peace and history, on this 16-day tour, guests will fall in love with the diverse landscapes of Japan. Explore all the densely populated capital city has to offer, from the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing to a private, interactive demonstration from the Taiko drum masters.
With a backdrop of the iconic Mount Fiji, cruise along Lake Ashinoko before visiting Nijo castle, a fortress built in 1603 with an incredible historical story. Guests can enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony before strolling along the famous Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto. Explore the iconic buildings of the Fushimi Inari and the Nara before the marvellous Himeji Castle – an original, spectacular and rare remaining feudal castle.
Visit Miyajima Island for the famous Daisho-in Temple and the floating Torii Gate before visiting the home and learning the art of sumo wrestling.
Prices for this Japanese land tour start from £9,695 per person based on an 18 June 2023 departure date.
All Scenic land tours are fully inclusive, meaning guests can leave their wallets in a safe place and relax, knowing everything is taken care of. Flights, transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once-in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included in the price you pay.
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