Egypt’s history, mystery and time-travelling sites render it unlike anywhere else on earth. This 10-day voyage encapsulates the country’s most iconic experiences, starting with the pyramids and a face-to-face meeting with the Sphinx. From here, it’s up the Nile by sleeper train to the sprawling temple ruins at Luxor, before travelling on to the Valley of the Kings – the burial site of Tutankhamun. You’ll spend the next few nights cruising back down the Nile by luxury riverboat – and ending off with an exploration of Aswan’s otherworldly island temples.
Morocco is arguably the most romantic country in Africa – with its ancient trading cities, Saharan desert landscape and fusion of cultural influences. This epic 13-day small-group adventure gives you a taste of all of this and more, starting in the iconic city of Casablanca with a tour of its architecture and cultural hothouses. From here, it’s on to Tangier for a ramble around its kasbah, before taking in the striking blue streets on Chefchaouen and the ancient medina of Fez, followed by a night sleeping beneath the stars in a Berber tent in the Sahara desert. Your adventure concludes in Marrakech, with a feast of authentic Moroccan food.