Classic Capitals of Central Europe

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In the heart of Europe, the capitals of Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria offer big-city charm, fine food and wine and a wealth of art, architecture and culture plus the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, palaces and castles along the Danube. These countries lie at the crossroads of Continental history. From… Read more »

Uzbekistan: Jewel of Central Asia

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Uzbekistan is right at the heart of the ancient Silk Road, which once ran all the way from China to Europe. The steppes, deserts, mountains and gleaming blue-tiled cities tell a story of trade and conquest. For centuries, if not millennia, this is the route where not only goods, but knowledge, ideas and cultures crossed… Read more »

Norway: The World’s Most Beautiful Cruise in Search of the Northern Lights

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Norway’s dramatic coastline is one of the world’s natural wonders. Zigzagging among a pattern of islands, weaving in and out of narrow inlets, manoeuvring through gaps between rocky islets, the ships of the Norwegian Coastal Voyage reveal both the captivating scenery and the rich culture that lies ashore. In brightly coloured hamlets, neat wooden houses… Read more »

Pakistan: The NorthWest Frontier

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Pakistan is a land blessed with enormously rich historical heritage, diverse culture, high adventure and unmatched natural beauty. From the relics of ancient civilizations to gigantic icy peaks, lush green valleys, meadows and lakes of crystal clear waters, Pakistan offers a unique and contrasted destination to behold the caravan of mankind across the ageless and… Read more »

Trans-Siberian Rail Journey

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The Trans-Siberian is more than just a railway. It’s a journey into the psyche of modern Russia; a triumph of engineering; a movable feast through the largest, and perhaps, most mysterious nations on earth. Crossing seven time zones between Moscow and Beijing, the 7621 kilometer train track blazes a trail through some of the bleakest… Read more »

Israel: Treasures of the Holy Land

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Israel may be renowned for its mystical past, disputed present and uncertain future, but there is more than what meets the international headlines. Fascinating archaeological sites, a wealth of natural beauty spots an a cultural diversity matching anywhere else in the Middle East are enough for a trip in their own right. The modern state… Read more »

Sudan: Nubia: Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs

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The ancient Egyptians knew Sudan as the Land of Kush – a source of ivory, gold, spices and incense. It was power and the promise of great hidden treasures that made Sudan – the largest country in Africa – the object of invasion and exploration for much of its long and tumultuous history. This land… Read more »

Morocco: Grand Tour

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The mere suggestion of Casablanca, Marrakesh and Rabat stirs a hint of spice in the nostrils. Morocco has been thoroughly mythologised, and for good reason ~ the light is shimmering, the art extraordinary and the region’s history comes alive in its Imperial medieval cities, Roman ruins, Berber Kasbahs and Islamic monuments. It is to this… Read more »

Iran: Antiquities of Ancient Persia

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The Middle East’s best-kept secret, Iran forms a footbridge between Europe and Asia, and has hosted some of the great invaders from Genghis Khan from the East and Alexander the Great from the West. A visit to Iran is a voyage of contrasts; women clad in black, mosques bejeweled and dazzling desert towns with twisting… Read more »

Egypt: In the Footsteps of the Pharaohs

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Egypt has captured the imagination of travelers since ancient times. It is a multilayered history lesson, with relics left by pharaohs, Greeks, Romans, Christians and Arabs and through everything Egypt’s lifeblood since the dawn of history, the majestic River Nile, flows on. Somerset Tours & Travel invites you to join them on a journey of… Read more »