11-night Portrait of Arabia: The Emirates, Qatar & Oman (Westbound) Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
Le Jacques Cartier
Destination:
Muscat/Dubai
Departure Date:
1/5/2021
Length:
11
Offer ID:
1380812


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Muscat
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

Land Tour: Muscat
1/6/2021
1/6/2021

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
1/6/2021
1/6/2021

No information currently available.

Sur
1/6/2021
1/6/2021

Sur is located in the western coast of Oman. It is the capital of Ash Sharqiyah Region, and has been the capital for some time now. At one point it was under Portuguese rule but was soon liberated to the Omani imam Nasir as it went under an economic reveal. Shipbuilding is big in Sur, and has been for centuries, it now has a reputation as a major dhow-building town.

Sur
1/7/2021
1/7/2021

Sur is located in the western coast of Oman. It is the capital of Ash Sharqiyah Region, and has been the capital for some time now. At one point it was under Portuguese rule but was soon liberated to the Omani imam Nasir as it went under an economic reveal. Shipbuilding is big in Sur, and has been for centuries, it now has a reputation as a major dhow-building town.

Khasab
1/8/2021
1/8/2021

Khasab is the capital city on the Musandem Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. The region is notable for the rugged mountains, fjords and small fishing villages. Khasab is most notable for the smuggling boats that come and go frequently from the harbor clandestinely taking electronics and cigarettes to Iran. Activities in Khasab include touring the Khasab fort and snorkeling.

Doha
1/9/2021
1/9/2021

Doha is not only the capital city of Qatar, but is also the largest holding half of all the total inhabitants of the country. There are several luxurious hotels in the city and several major shopping areas. As far as sights to see while visiting the city, there is the National Museum which is housed in a former palace. While at the museum, be sure to view the film clips of everyday Bedouin life. Around the city are clock towers, forts, zoological gardens, traditional bazaars and many mosques.

Doha
1/10/2021
1/10/2021

Doha is not only the capital city of Qatar, but is also the largest holding half of all the total inhabitants of the country. There are several luxurious hotels in the city and several major shopping areas. As far as sights to see while visiting the city, there is the National Museum which is housed in a former palace. While at the museum, be sure to view the film clips of everyday Bedouin life. Around the city are clock towers, forts, zoological gardens, traditional bazaars and many mosques.

Sir Bani Yas
1/11/2021
1/11/2021

Sie Bani Yas is an island located off the southwestern coast of Abu Dabi. This desert island is one of the largest of the eight islands belonging to the Emirate. It is home to one of the oldest archeological Christian sites; here you will find a 4000 year old circular tomb, a mosque as well as ruins of the ancient pearling industry. There is an abundance of amazing wild life such as the onyx, wild birds, dolphins and turtles. Visitors can explore a range of activities in Sie Bani Yas, such as archery, hiking and adventure safari tours that are very popular in the area.

Abu Dhabi
1/12/2021
1/12/2021

Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is the center of government and business life in the UAE. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East. The promotion of tourism and various tourism related projects will elevate Abu Dhabi to a Singaporean status in the region. Large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, state-of-the-art communication services and transport, the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centers and events provide tourists a one-of-a-kind experience all the year round.

Dubai
1/13/2021
1/13/2021

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai
1/14/2021
1/14/2021

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Land Tour: Dubai
1/14/2021
1/14/2021

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Land Tour: Dubai
1/15/2021
1/15/2021

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Land Tour: Dubai
1/16/2021
1/16/2021

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
1/5/2021
Number of Nights
11
Cruise Inclusions:
EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK
  • Experience Dubai’s rich cultural traditions on a private Heritage Desert Safari aboard vintage 1950s Land Rovers, and dine at a Bedouin camp in the desert
  • Sail the fjords of Khasab on a private dhow cruise in the “Norway of Arabia”
  • Visit a wildlife preserve on Sir Baniyas Island, created as a refuge for endangered species, now home to thousands of animals, including giraffes, Arabian antelope, cheetahs, jackals, and more
  • Visit the world’s largest falcon veterinary hospital where you will learn about the magnificent birds and their importance to Arab culture and have an opportunity to observe their care
TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES
  • Aboard ship alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day, including house wines & spirits. Premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost
  • Explore Qsar Al Watan, the new presidential palace in Abu Dhabi, stunning in scale and artistry, lavish with domes, Mughal arches, and steeped in decorative art, a cultural landmark 
  • Visit a shipbuilding factory in Sur, Oman, where dhows – traditional two-masted wooden boats – are still constructed by hand
  • In Doha, choose a visit to the stunning I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art or the Al Shaqab equestrian center, where Arabian horses are trained
  • Muscat, Oman – Tour Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Royal Opera House
  • Sur – Visit a historic fort and a boat factory where traditional dhows are built
  • Khasab – Explore the 17th-century Portuguese-built   and enjoy a private dhow cruise, swimming and snorkeling off the Musandam Peninsula
  • Doha, Qatar – Discover Qatar’s capital with visits to its waterfront Corniche, a cultural village, the Qatar National Museum and a choice of more sightseeing
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE – In the capital of the United Arab Emirates, visit the Falcon Hospital, the Presidential Palace, and the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Sir Bani Yas Island – Enjoy an Arabian wildlife safari on this island preserve
  • Dubai – Get to know the UAE’s largest city, famed for its iconic architecture, with a walking tour of Bastakia Quarter and a Q&A and private lunch at the Sheik Mohammed Cultural Center; an architectural lecture; a visit to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building
  • Land / Cruise Price includes 31 meals on land and at sea  airport transfers as noted, service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes, and porterage as well as Tauck shore excursions, cruise fare, port charges, entertainment and gratuities to Tauck Director and ship staff.
Available Addons:
Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Pre or post cruise hotel stay
Remarks:
Land / Cruise Price includes all private Tauck shore excursions, cruise fare, port charges, applicable fuel surcharges, entertainment and gratuities to Tauck Director and ship staff. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are availabl

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1380812

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Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
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Naples, FL 34108
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