At once modern and ancient, the treasures of the Middle East have beguiled historians, filmmakers, archaeologists, and nomads for decades. Whether it’s Bedouin enclaves or the glittering mosques of the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and the 5,000-year-old narrative that slowly unfolds as you navigate the Nile, or the spiritual enlightenment that comes from a visit to Israel’s Western Wall, the region’s offerings are vast and profound.
Turkey. Oman. The United Arab Emirates. Qatar. Jordan. Cyprus. Beginning in 2021, you can discover more of this region on the inaugural sailing season of Vantage’s first small ship ocean going expedition vessel, the Ocean Explorer, and immerse yourself in the traditions, foods, music, celebrations and landscapes that continue to inspire the world.