Join Matt, the cartoonist, Alastair Sooke, the art critic, and Victoria Moore,
the wine correspondent, for this exclusive cruise — or choose from two other
Booking closes shortly on these unique cruises, each developed especially for Telegraph readers.
The ultimate Mediterranean cruise
An extraordinary two-week luxury journey around the southern Mediterranean in the company of some of our best-loved contributors, including cartoonist Matt Pritchett, art critic Alastair Sooke, wine correspondent Victoria Moore and historian Dr Bettany Hughes
Luxury suites: The ship’s Princess Grill and Queens Grill Suites, reserved exclusively for Telegraph readers, are among the most luxurious accommodation available on any cruise ship, with a concierge service, private deck area, access to the exclusive Grills Lounge and restaurants, as well as priority embarking, disembarking and luggage delivery.
An audience with ‘Matt’: This is a rare opportunity to get an insight into the satirical mind of Britain’s best-loved cartoonists, Matt Pritchett, whose work brings a smile to readers of the Telegraph every day.
Alastair Sooke on art: A Telegraph writer and regular broadcaster for the BBC, Alastair will talk on the influence and context of the art of antiquity.
The cruise will take place on Cunard’s Queen Victoria Photo: GETTY
Special dinner with Victoria Moore: The Telegraph’s wine correspondent will host a special dinner on the final night of the voyage, in which she will pair wines of the region with each dish.
Private tours: Take expert-led tours of the region’s most memorable sights, from Istanbul to the ruins of Ephesus. Santorini with Dr Bettany Hughes. Explore one of the most exquisite of the Greek Cyclades islands with the acclaimed academic and broadcaster, who specialises in bringing the history of the ancient Greek world to life. Bettany will also give a talk and Q & A on the Helen of Troy myth.
Telegraph insights: Hear exclusive talks from a series of the Telegraph’s most respected columnists and experts on a wide range of topics, from an inside view of the Telegraph’s newsroom to Winston Churchill’s role in the First World War struggle at Gallipoli.
Price: From £4,949 per person*
Dates: Oct 3-17, 2015
Book now: Call 0333 005 9158 or visit telegraph.co.uk/cunardcruise
It includes expert-led tours of the region’s most memorable sights, from Istanbul to the ruins of Ephesus Photo: GETTY
Sail the world’s most musical river
This superb voyage combines history and harmony as you travel along the Danube.
A private Vienna concert: Passengers will experience a private concert with the music of Strauss and Mozart in the exquisite Garden Palace venue of the Palais Liechtenstein, an extraordinary High Baroque building in central Vienna.
Insights from Ivan Hewett: The Telegraph’s classical music correspondent will join the voyage, and will talk about the extraordinary musical heritage of the cities along the Danube.
The Ruisi Quartet: This exceptionally talented string quartet will be tailoring performances on board the ship to reflect the magnificent classical music heritage of the region you are sailing through.
Salzburg: Few cities have such profound classical music associations as this delightful Austrian city. You will go on a guided walking tour of the centre, tracing its heritage and visiting the birthplace of Mozart.
Salzburg Photo: AP/FOTOLIA
Nuremberg lecture: The biographer and journalist William Shawcross will talk about the historical significance of the Nuremberg Trials from a unique perspective – his father, Hartley, was a prosecutor.
Nick Thorpe: The BBC’s correspondent in Central Europe will introduce the Danube and put one of Europe’s great waterways into its fascinating historical and political context.
Price: From £1495 per person*
Dates: October 21-28, 2015
To book: Call 03330 059164 or visit telegraph.co.uk/classicdanube
The wonders of the Nile with our experts
This memorably luxurious cruise takes you right to the heart of ancient Egypt, with expert insights from The Telegraph’s Middle East Editor Richard Spencer and broadcaster and author Anthony Sattin.
A day with our correspondent: Explore Cairo with Richard Spencer, our Middle East Editor, who will host a cocktail reception and dinner.
Visit the Pyramids: Tour the Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara, view the Great Sphinx and walk around ancient Memphis. Admire Tutankhamen’s treasures, including his gold death mask, in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.
Top Egyptologists: Several of the country’s best Egyptologists accompany the trip throughout, sharing their phenomenal knowledge and insights and using their connections to ensure unparalleled access.
Special opening of the tomb of Nefertari: Closed to the wider public since 1950, the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens will be specially opened for the group. It is considered the best preserved of any Egyptian burial site and access is rarely allowed. This is an extraordinary site, with stucco reliefs everywhere.
Anthony Sattin: Broadcaster and author Anthony Sattin joins the group in Luxor to share his love of Egypt and give insights into its history.
Karnak Photo: AP/FOTOLIA
Seven nights on the Nile: Cruise in style on the five-star Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, one of the finest boats on the river. All 40 cabins offer river views, air-conditioning, private bathroom and minibar. Expect exceptional food, service and attention to detail.
Abu Simbel: A special flight to the western bank of Lake Nasser to see the fascinating Abu Simbel temples.
Price: From £2990 per person*
Dates: Sept 11-21, 2015
To book: Call 03330 059092 or visit telegraph.co.uk/nilecruise
*Prices based on two sharing. All Telegraph Tours featured are operated by the partner specified and are companies wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice in today’s Personal Column or telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances experts may be substituted.