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Cities of Ancient Trade Routes

Trace the routes of the earliest merchants from Greece to India, stopping to meet caretakers of history. Explore the historic treasures of Greece and Israel, and head into the desert landscapes of Egypt and Jordan as you unveil ancient civilizations. Hear legends of the frankincense route of Salālah and browse some of the world’s oldest souks in Muscat, Oman’s capital. Overnights in Athens, Haifa and Mumbai bring even greater depth to your journey.

Cities of Ancient Trade Routes

Trace the routes of the earliest merchants from Greece to India, stopping to meet caretakers of history. Explore the historic treasures of Greece and Israel, and head into the desert landscapes of Egypt and Jordan as you unveil ancient civilizations. Hear legends of the frankincense route of Salālah and browse some of the world’s oldest souks in Muscat, Oman’s capital. Overnights in Athens, Haifa and Mumbai bring even greater depth to your journey.

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To learn more about each port of call and our included as well as optional excursions, click on the individual days below.

Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.

Pre & Post Cruise Extensions

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.
Pre & Post Cruise Extensions vary by itinerary and are subject to change.

On Passage to India your Viking Resident Historian is delivering the following iconic lectures:

  • - Greek Civilization
  • - History of Egypt
  • - History of India
  • - The Bayeux Tapestry
Passage to India