Your Guide To Seeing the Wonders Of The World on a Cruise & Stay Holiday

Your Guide To Seeing the Wonders Of The World on a Cruise & Stay Holiday

We all have a bucket list of places we’d like to visit in the world, destinations we only dream of venturing to.  From incredible monuments that tower high above internationally renowned cities to ancient wonders that whisper tales of centuries past, wonders like these can be found in all corners of the world. 

Exploring the world’s most wonderful sites can be a daunting task though, accompanied by accommodation, transfers and planning challenges that will need to be undertaken. However, when you choose a cruise & stay holiday to see the wonders of the world – there’s no need to worry about these challenges! 

With a cruise & stay holiday, you’ll experience the thrill of voyaging across azure seas, stopping at iconic ports, and then extending your adventure on land with immersive stays in vibrant destinations. This unique combination allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds—leisure at sea, and in-depth exploration on land.

At, we pride ourselves on curating exceptional cruise & stay holidays that cater to your every need. Our expert team meticulously plans each itinerary to include not only the must-see sights but also unique, off-the-beaten-path experiences that make your journey truly unforgettable. 

Some of our most popular cruise & stay holidays include visits to the wonders of the world in Asia, and South America. In this blog, we detail our top cruise & stay holidays that feature tours and excursions to the world’s most magical wonders, and discuss why you should add these spellbinding locations to your travel bucket list… 

Angkor Wat

Even if you haven’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 may have also 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.

With our Escorted Angkor Wat With The Majestic Mekong & Historic Ho Chi Minh Tailor Made holiday, you’ll be transported back a thousand years with an included tour of the outstanding Angkor Wat Temples, with plenty of opportunities to learn more about the complex and take Instagram-worthy pictures! 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. 

The Great Wall Of China & The Terracotta Warriors 

One of the finest wonders of the world is, undoubtedly, 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. 

As part of our Grand Tour Of China Bucket List Collection holiday, a tour of this remarkable grand marvel is included as part of the land portion of this adventure. You’ll immerse yourself in the centuries-old culture of the Great Wall, get to know the Wall’s storied past and see watchtowers where soldiers once kept guard against invaders. 

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. 

If all of that isn’t enough to fill your boots, you can also take a trip to see some of Xi’an most famous inhabitants, the Terracotta Warriors, also as part of our Grand Tour Of China Bucket List Collection holiday. 

Shrouded in mystery, the vast array of Terracotta Warriors, located in Xi’an, China, have been leaving curious travellers in awe for more than 50 years. Their presence is a glimpse into dynasties of China’s past, as their known sole purpose is to guard the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. 

A full-day trip to the site where these silent warriors valiantly stand is included as part of this holiday, plus a quirky workshop to see skilled craftsmen who recreate these ancient figures in the traditional style. 

Taj Mahal

Built in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal is perhaps one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. The showmanship of its architecture, ivory-white marvel structures and ornate gardens is an ethereal masterpiece that truly has to be seen to be believed. 

With our Tales of Taj & Raj package, you’ll be able to see this awe-inspiring wonder for yourself, plus many other fascinating places and spaces across India’s Golden Triangle, otherwise known as Agra, Dehli and Jaipur. Alongside the Taj Mahal, you’ll also visit the Red Fort and the Amber Fort, 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. 

Machu Picchu & Christ The Redeemer

Estimated to be more than 500 years old, but only recently discovered just 100 years ago, the mesmerising, mysterious Machu Picchu has captivated and intrigued visitors keen to understand more about this utterly spellbinding Incan citadel. Set in the heart of the lush Andes, its stone constructions, incredible architecture and spiritual significance are so extraordinary, it has even been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

During our Ultimate South America cruise & stay adventure, you see this ancient marvel for yourself, during an included tour. The tour is part of the land portion of this epic holiday, whereby you will travel from the bustling town of Cusco and hop on a Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes and embark on a tour of Machu Picchu from there. 

But that’s not all! Our Ultimate South America holiday includes opportunities to see not one, but TWO wonders! As well as venturing to Machu Picchu, you’ll traverse the sky-high Corcovado Mountain to see Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic site – Christ The Redeemer. 

This towering monument has to be seen to be believed, an Art Deco, 98-foot-tall statue that overlooks the city’s sprawling coastline and is of utmost religious significance. Renowned for its cultural, spiritual, and scenic appeal, it is a must-see for any discerning traveller.

Experiencing the majesty of these world wonders is, of course, a once-in-a-lifetime journey for many. However, here we’ve only just scratched the surface of what you can see and experience on a cruise & stay escape.

There are so many more natural and urban amazing places to see and explore, from the Deep South’s world-famous musical cities to the vast terrains of Africa, home to the Big 5! View all our most popular Cruise & Stay holidays, here. 

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