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Library of Celsus, Ephesus

Ancient history & storied cultures 

The low grunt of a camel cutting through the still of the desert, the jovial calls of traders in maze-like markets, the sound of your guide’s voice decoding the millennia-old temple inscriptions that surround you… Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt have inspired lovers of ancient history, culture, and landscapes for decades. We can help you see their highlights and hidden corners in ways that speak to you.

Where will you explore next?

These destinations provide a glimpse into the region’s tapestried history and culture, against a backdrop of mountains, rivers, deserts, and seas. Which one is calling to you first?

Trip ideas we think you’ll love

We’ve curated a collection featuring some of our best-loved trip ideas below, from a cruise along the Nile that delves into the treasures of ancient Egypt to a tour of Morocco’s mosques, medinas, and mountains. When it comes to your own trip, your specialist will handcraft an itinerary just for you.

More than a place to rest your head

Our specialists handpick stays that not only suit your tastes but also immerse you in the local culture and landscapes, whether it’s a cave-like stone room in historic Cappadocia or a storied hotel on the banks of the Nile.

  • Kasbah Bab Ourika, The High Atlas Mountains

    Kasbah Bab Ourika

    Just 45 minutes from Marrakesh, Kasbah Bab Ourika is well-situated at the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. It is in a perfect location for hikes in the stunning Ourika Valley, or to simply relax around the luxurious pool.

  • Signature Suite, Al Moudira Hotel

    Al Moudira

    Located in peaceful isolation on the West Bank, all of the Al Moudira's rooms are large and individually decorated, with wonderful high ceilings, traditional designs and antique furniture.

  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Aswan

    Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

    Located close to Aswan’s corniche, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is steeped in history and provides the most glorious sunsets over the River Nile. Agatha Christie stayed here, and the furniture and decor reflects this era beautifully.

  • Argos in Cappadocia

    Argos in Cappadocia

    The Argos in Cappadocia is situated just behind Uçhisar Castle. Its rooms are spread throughout the grounds, which consist of different levels connected by attractive gardens and terraces with fantastic views.

What our clients say...

Our guide, Tarek, was just amazing and exactly what we needed: a very experienced guide who seemed to know everyone and was involved with everything going on! He took us to places he thought we would like and he was right all the time. This trip and his involvement exceeded expectations by a large margin. If only one word was needed to sum it up, then it would be 'magical'.

Further inspiration for your next trip

No matter where or how you want to explore next, our specialists have a wealth of first-hand knowledge, which they’ll use to craft a trip shaped around your passions. In the meantime, they’ve captured some of their top trip ideas and tips for visiting Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt in the travel guides below.

  • Morocco food experiences
    Food stalls, Marrakesh, Morocco

    Morocco food experiences

    Morocco food experiences

    Influenced over the centuries by numerous cultures, Moroccan cuisine is renowned for its delicious taste. We recommend dishes you should try and places to eat to help you make the most of your Moroccan food experience.

    7 min read

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  • Nile cruises: the route to ancient Egypt
    MS Pyramisa Nile Cruise, Aswan

    Nile cruises: the route to ancient Egypt

    Nile cruises: the route to ancient Egypt

    A Nile cruise is the classic way of exploring Egypt. Drift down the Nile in a comfortable cruise boat, making stops to visit Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs. Egypt specialist Steve outlines how you can make the most of your cruise.

    10 min read

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  • An insider’s guide to Istanbul, from the Hagia Sophia to fried-fish sandwiches
    Hagia Sophia

    An insider’s guide to Istanbul, from the Hagia Sophia to fried-fish sandwiches

    An insider’s guide to Istanbul, from the Hagia Sophia to fried-fish sandwiches

    Bridging Asia and Europe, Istanbul effortlessly mingles modern commerce and ancient cultures. One-time resident Ninwa introduces you to the city she loves, from the big-name sights like the Grand Bazaar to the best place to buy fish sandwiches right off the boat.

    8 min read

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