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Civilisations and Mythologies

Aqaba - Athens

Next departure
15/05/2020
to  22/05/2020

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
7.140 €

This 8-day itinerary combining history and archaeology will take you from Jordan to Greece. During your cruise, Le Lyrial will visit several unmissable sites between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

After your embarkation in Aqaba, Jordan's only port, you will reach Ain Soukhna, the gateway to the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the new Grand Egyptian Museum of Cairo.

You will cross the world-famous Suez Canal, built by Ferdinand de Lesseps and widened recently to facilitate trade. You will then join Rhodes, whose old medieval town, built by the Knights of St John, is surrounded by ramparts. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: its famous Colossus

Le Lyrial will then take you to Patmos, also known as the 'Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea', this divine island where Saint John is said to have received his visions features unique landscapes that blend long white beaches with rocky coves.

Your journey will end in Athens, on the edge of the Saronic Gulf. To take in all of the city’s dazzling cultural past, why not visit the National Archaeological Museum or the new Acropolis Museum inaugurated in 2009.


Your itinerary

From Jordan to Greece via Egypt, take a deep-dive into history and discover wonderful archaeological sites. UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Great Pyramids of Giza from Ain Sukhna, the medieval city of Rhodes,...


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Gilles Kepel

Our guest of honor

Gilles Kepel

Gilles Kepel

Venez avec moi découvrir ces magnifiques régions et en comprendre les enjeux géopolitiques.

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Our partner of honor

L'Express

L'Express et PONANT s'associent pour faire vivre une expérience unique autour de la géopolique en Méditerrannée.

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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(36 m²)

Fully booked

Privilège Suite
 

(36 m²)

From 19.060 €

Grand Deluxe Suite
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked

Grand Privilege Suite
 

(54 m²)

Fully booked

Owner's Suite
 

(54 m²)

From 28.180 €


      

Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects flights and takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


Additional services


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+33(0)4 91 16 16 27
(price of a local call)

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*The displayed rate is the minimum rate according to stateroom category and does not take into account the actual availability of stateroom categories, given per double base cabin (for 2 adult occupants)