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Dec

The legacy of ancient civilisation has had a profound influence on Egypt’s culinary landscape. Though sharing similarities with Eastern Mediterranean cuisine – think rice-stuffed vegetables, kebabs, kofta and shawarma – the country has cultivated its own distinct diet, and one heavily reliant on the fertile, ancient banks of the iconic River Nile.

14
Dec

Portugal’s rich history is laid bare in the illustrious palaces of the Douro region. From Porto to the Spanish border, the colourful lands of the Portuguese north are dotted with esteemed heritage buildings that chronicle the country’s history as one of the world’s wealthiest nations, allowing curious travellers an immersive glimpse back in time.

14
Dec

Moscow – enigmatic, complex and absorbing. Here is a city looking to the future but resolutely engaged with the past. A place where marching boots still echo in Red Square, and imposing monuments tell the story of the rise and fall of imperialism. Where once feared buildings astound with their might and utilitarian splendour, and cultural powerhouses such as Tretyakov and the Bolshoi reveal an immersive depth of tradition and heritage few capitals can match.

14
Dec

Marketing Executive, Dominic Keely, takes a journey on Eurostar.

13
Dec

The great souks of Morocco offer a feast of colour, vibrancy and energy, set to the rhythm of bustling commerce which has come to define these immersive street bazaars. Here, vendors stridently promote their wares – anything from tanned leather and wicker baskets to vegetables, spices and live animals – while folk singers and snake-charmers entertain the gathering crowds. It is a form of ordered chaos, and it’s this which makes the souk so utterly charismatic and exhilarating.

06
Dec

There’s no greater thrill than finding yourself face to face with exotic wildlife, and nowhere are such encounters more assured than the Kruger National Park of South Africa. Travel deep into the untamed wilds of this sprawling nature reserve, whose savannah grasslands teem with life, and experience iconic animals in their natural habitat – be it zebra, giraffe or the unmissable Big Five – elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo.

04
Dec

In September, we held an exclusive Eclipse event at the Royal Geographical Society in London. As well as afternoon tea, guests were treated to an incredible talk from Sir Ranulph Fiennes who shared tales and unique insights into his expeditions to the ends of the earth, including many destinations visited by Scenic Eclipse. 

04
Dec

Picturesque cobbled streets, towering fortifications and irresistible cuisine, the Portuguese capital will capture your head and heart.

04
Dec

There’s so much to see and do in this vibrant capital. Take to the city's iconic waterways, experience the cultural melting pot that is the foodie scene and don't miss the extraordinary art and history.

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