Holy Lands

Discovering the hallowed lands of Israel and the ancient history of Greece are fantastic cultural experiences. Stopping off in Israel allows you to travel between the great biblical sites: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana and Haifa – climbing Mount Carmel gives panoramas out over Haifa’s beautiful bay. The Greek Islands are idyllic but the real adventure begins at the ancient Greek and Roman sights dotted around the Mediterranean.

A 17-day Path of the Crusaders cruise from Jerusalem to Athens departing 7 November 2014 costs from £2,195pp (voyagestoantiquity.com/0845 437 9737).