We all have a bucket list of places we’d like to visit in the world and those destinations we dream of venturing to. Here at www.CRUISE.co.uk we like to make dreams come true, so we came up with an ultimate world tour to pack in as many world wonders as humanly possible!
Want to find out how to see everything from the Taj Mahal to Angkor Wat all in one exclusive escorted land tour and cruise? Then read on to find out more about the highlights of the holiday that could change your life…
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Even if you hadn’t already heard of Angkor Wat, you certainly will have seen it! The incredible temple complex in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world. You’ll have spotted it in films such as Tomb Raider and you’ll have seen its vine covered and incredibly sculpted temples on the pages of magazines and inspiring holiday brochures.
An escorted trip through the Angkor complex will transport you back a thousand years and the views and picture opportunities are second to none! You’ll feel like the real Indiana Jones as you discover the history and significance of one of the most stunning structures to be built by man. Want to know more about what it’s like to venture through the temples and snaking paths of this world wonder? Read our roving reporter Millie’s blog about her adventure in Angkor Wat here!
One of the finest wonders of the world is the Great Wall of China. Stretching over 13,000 miles the wall is one of the most impressive feats of human engineering the world has ever seen. Climbing the winding wall will be a memory to stay with you a life time and you’ll spend your day learning about its history and the sheer will and determination that went into creating it.
You can read all about our specialist cruise consultant Eve climbing the great wall here!
Whilst you’re in Beijing you’ll also journey to the Forbidden City with its incredible maze of palaces and jaw dropping architecture and then visit the beautiful Temple of Heaven. You’ll leave Beijing feeling like you’ve been transported to a different era all together… Read our guide to Beijing and all of its wonders here!
Next stop is Xi’an to see the incredible Terracotta Warriors. You won’t believe your eyes as you enter the buidlings containing thousands and thousands of Terracotta Warriors built to protect the Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife. The rows of warriors and the detailed tour around the site will leave you feeling in awe of the grandeur of the emperors from the past. You’ll struggle to believe that these incredible figures were also only found my accident!
Take a look at our roving reporter Rachael’s thoughts on meeting the Terracotta Warriors here!
UNESCO world heritage site Halong Bay is a little known wonder, but certainly isn’t lacking in wow-factor! The incredible blue green waters stretch between rock formations that look out of this world. A day trip here travelling on a junk ship will make you feel like a real pirate navigating uncharted waters. It’s the kind of experience that has to be seen to be believed…
Included in your journey is an adventure to the Grand Palace Complex in Bangkok. The most impressive part of this complex is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which contains the revered jade statue of the Emerald Buddha which dates all the way back to the 14th century. Even just walking around the complex will inspire you as you stare up at the towering statues, gasp at the lavish gold decorations and soak up the atmosphere of Thailand’s most sacred site.
The final leg of your trip will see you visit the golden triangle of India, otherwise known as Agra, New Dehli and Jaipur. You’ll marvel at the Taj Mahal as you end your trip on a high taking in the sights and wonders of India. You’ll also visit the Red Fort and the Amber Fort which are both incredible buildings, one once home to the Mughal emperor, the other a similar palace for the Maharajas. It’s time to feel like royalty yourself as you explore the finery, appreciate the religious significance and enjoy the showmanship of these feats of architecture. You can find out exactly what our specialist cruise consultant Dawn thought of her visit to the Taj Mahal here!
And that’s not forgetting the 14 night cruise you’ll enjoy on the Sapphire Princess! Because really, what is a once in a lifetime trip around the world wonders, without a cruise? You’ll relax in comfort on-board after you board your ship in Hong Kong and sail through Asia before finishing in Singapore. Find out what it’s like to cruise with Princess here!
As well as these highlights, there is so much more to this trip than we’ve had time to mention! Want to find out more about this once in a lifetime holiday? Then click here!
So what do you think? Is this the kind of holiday you’d like to set off on? Have you been to any of these places before? What world wonders have you seen? Let us know in the comments below…