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Explore the center of the ancient world, from sacred holy sites to the monumental roots of Western Civilization. Sailing here with Seabourn, you’ll enjoy the past and present while visiting numerous UNESCO World Heritage landmarks.

Herodotus, Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta extended the boundaries of their known world. You can still experience the worlds they recorded, along with wonders they never even imagined. Long-lost Petra rose and fell during the centuries between their journeys. The Bauhaus “White City” of Tel Aviv rose to stand majestically beside the sparkling Mediterranean long after their epic tales of exploration were written. Through the ages the humble pearl-fishing village on the Persian Gulf has transformed into modern Dubai, with its soaring glass skyscrapers and rich cultural heritage. Time has changed much of the world with technology and cyber trade, but you can still find markets where silks, sandalwood and spices are traded in colorful Mumbai and Cochin. At Agra, the timeless Taj Mahal returns your gaze across a tranquil pool, its reflection changed only by the passage of the sun.

Featured Ports

Ashdod, Israel

Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel

Ashdod is a gateway to Jerusalem, sacred to more than a third of humankind, with its Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Yad Vashem Memorial Museum.
Jordan, Petra, Treasury,The Khazneh Petra Archaeological Site

Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan

Aqaba was a stop on ancient caravan routes, a garrison for Roman troops and hostel for pilgrims to Mecca. Today it’s a portal to Petra, Jordan’s premier historical attraction
E3Y067 Ornate columns of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

See the huge, white Sheikh Zhayed mosque and the impressive, sumptuous Emirates Palace hotel. A visit to the city’s unique Falcon Hospital is both entertaining and educational.
High Rises on Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Despite its glass-and-steel skyscrapers Dubai still harbors nostalgia for the nomadic Bedouin past. Ferry from Jumeirah across Dubai Creek to the Deir spice and gold souks.
Mumbai, Bombay, India

Mumbai (Bombay), India

Known for its striking contrasts, fast-growing, affluent and industrialized Mumbai represents the kaleidoscopic face of today's India: the old coupled with the dynamic new.
Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman

Oman is one of the oldest civilizations in Arabia, and Muscat’s history is rich in Islamic heritage, evident in prominent landmarks such as forts, castles, towers and mosques.