Where to go in winter: 4 best cruise
When the days get shorter and the nights - longer, it's time to plan winter holidays and vacations. Winter cruises are an excellent choice if you are looking for a better offer off-season prices, or want to avoid the noisy crowds of tourists and children. We picked up 4 exciting cruise destinations for those who do not have time to relax in the summer.
1. United Arab Emirates on New Year
Route Abu Dhabi - Dubai - Muscat - Sir Bani Yas - Abu Dhabi
Price: from 58515 rubles
What to see: The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi - a symbiosis of ancient traditions of the East and modern urban landscapes. Made of white marble Macedonian Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the main attraction of the city and one of the six largest mosques in the world. Located on Yas Island Park Amusement Ferrari world - one of the best places in town to thrill. You can have a considerable dose of adrenaline, a ride on a roller coaster Flying Aces, which are gaining speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. The fortress-palace of Qasr al-Hosn, also known as the White Fort, is the oldest building in Abu Dhabi and one of its main historical attractions. The palace was built in 1793 as the residence of the ruling family. Today, his building modernized under the Photography Museum, traces the history and culture of Abu Dhabi since its appearance. Museum Complex of Culture and Heritage Village Abu Dhabi is a true replica of a typical Bedouin village, which gives visitors an insight into the life of the Emirates before the oil boom. It is located at the beautiful beach area of the city where you can walk after his visit.
Dubai - is a delicate balance of tradition and modernization. You can start your day, stretched out along the Jumeirah beach or haggling when buying Udova spirits, homespun fabrics or spicy spices on traditional bazaar. Mandatory visit is the Burj Khalifa - the tallest tower in the world, shape resembles a stalagmite and Al Fahidi - one of the oldest quarters of the city - a reflection of a bygone era with the traditional wind towers and the maze of winding lanes. Less than 20 minutes' drive from the modernist city streets you can experience the wonders of the Arabian desert - a kind of tourist attractions in Dubai. Where you can rent a safari tour on quad bikes, to be followed by the traditional Bedouin barbecue and camel rides. Heading in Muscat, Oman's capital, discover the charm of the ancient Arab quarter of the Old city, next to which is a medieval Portuguese forts Al Jahan and Al-Mirani. With its towering position on a cliff top above the old quarter of them for a long time looking at the Gulf of Oman, to protect the city from invaders. Walk along the 500-year-old city walls and visit the fascinating museum Bait al-Zubair, to learn more about the local history and culture.
Island Sir Bani Yas, turned the first President of the UAE Sheikh Zayidom Al Nahyan to the nature reserve, surrounded by luxury resorts, mangrove forests and tranquil azure waters of the Persian Gulf. Here you can go on a jeep tour to see giraffes, oryx and gazelles or mangroves on single or double kayaks.
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2. An unforgettable trip through Western Europe
Route Las Palmas - Madeira Islands - Santa Cruz de La Palma - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Arrecife - Las Palmas
Price: from 64 435 rubles
What to see: Las Palmas - a city in the northeastern part of the island of Gran Canaria, known for its turquoise coves and golden beaches, the most beautiful of the Canary Islands. Traveling around the island, you can reach the Roque Nublo - a volcanic rock 80 meters in height - protected by UNESCO as a unique monument of nature. This is the most popular place among tourists who want to see the wonderful views of the picturesque village of Tejeda, the famous confectionery made from almonds and goat cheese.
The most famous of the main attractions of the Madeira - dizzying mountain Pico Ruivo. It is located at an altitude of 1862 meters above sea level - views from here are fantastic. Also worth visiting Palace Tropical Garden and the Monte 18th century, where in addition to the usual local climate orchids, palms and laurels are amazing plants from around the world: heather from Scotland, azaleas from Belgium, tropical ferns and the cedars of Lebanon.
Located in the east of the island of La Palma, Santa Cruz - the city with the famous past and the many architectural attractions. It was founded in 1493 and served as an important port on the route between Europe and its colonies in North and South America. The city center is a historical and artistic heritage: Be sure to stroll through its streets with medieval palaces, colonial mansions and traditional Canarian houses with wooden balconies. And do not forget to treat yourself to a local drink "barrakito" - coffee with condensed milk, cinnamon, lemon chips and liqueur.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - a beautiful port on the island of Tenerife, the largest of the western islands in the Canary archipelago. From the tourist point of view, the city is not particularly interesting, but you can walk to the local shops, climb to the observation deck of the Pico del Ingles in the Anaga park or visit the Historical Museum, where artifacts have been preserved: the mummified remains of the Guanches - the indigenous population of the Canary Islands.
Arrecife - quiet beautiful port city located on the east coast of the island of Lanzarote. Stone Bridge Puente de las Bolas connects the city with a small island in Quemado, here you can see the castle of San Gabriel, inside which there is archaeological and historical museum. From the top of the castle you can enjoy the sandy beaches of the island, Arrecife city buildings and spaces of the Atlantic Ocean.
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3. Magic cruise through the Caribbean Sea
Route Havana - Montego Bay - Georgetown - Cozumel - Havana
Price: from 76579 rubles
What to see: Havana - the largest city and capital of Cuba, where all the variety of Spanish colonial architecture. One should visit the Capitol of Havana - in the past the Houses of Parliament of Cuba and the main architectural landmark of the city, a faint resemblance to his brother in Washington. Do not forget to take a walk in the direction of Old Havana, the historic center, Unesco World Heritage Site. The total number of the center attractions, including the buildings, squares and historical monuments, was about 1,000 objects. Montego Bay - Port metropolitan city, located to the north of Jamaica. It is known for its spacious white sand beaches, great coral reserve, chic seaside resorts and coastal golf course. The most popular attraction for tourists is the alloy on bamboo rafts on the river Martha Brae to Dunn's River Falls, the most beautiful on the island. Along the way, you can briefly see the main attractions of Montego Bay, get acquainted with the life of local residents and to buy souvenirs in the local shops.
Georgetown - historic city of contrasts, entirely entered in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is a symbiosis of Asian, European, colonial and contemporary cultures. A few meters away from each other you can see the ancient temples - Chinese, Indian or Sikh - and modern skyscrapers, surrounded by some good restaurants with the European and national kitchens.
Being on the island of Cozumel, you should definitely visit the local marine reserve Chankanaab. Here you can see the ruins of ancient Maya sites, underwater caves with dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, as well as get acquainted with the rare representatives of the local fauna.
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4. The festive cruise on the Douro River
Route Porto - Régua - Pinhão - Vega de Terron - Barca D'alva - Pinhão - Porto
Price: 128 415 rubles
What to see: Porto - the second largest city of Portugal, he was elected the best European destinations in 2017. Each year, Porto attracts thousands of tourists who want to discover the ancient city center with views of the river and the colorful houses with elegant facades. Here you can get lost in an endless maze of ancient narrow streets, enjoy the Portuguese cuisine and, of course, taste the local wines. Located in Régua, is worth a visit to the south located former Episcopal town Lamego, wrapped in vines. The bishop's palace is a luxurious collection of works of art owned by the bishops of Lamego, in particular a series of tapestries of the 16th century and paintings by famous Portuguese Renaissance painter Grão Vasco. To the west of Lamego, on top of the hill, a large-scale pilgrimage center - the Church of Our Lady of Healing, a monumental staircase decorated with Baroque.
Pinhão - a small but important agricultural town situated at the confluence of the rivers Douro and Pinhão. He is known for its scenic views and beautiful railway station of the same name, created in 1937 and famous for its splendid glazed blue and white azulejos tiles, which depict scenes of the grape harvest and the local scenery. Traveling on the river, you can see the beautiful green hills covered with vines, village houses and the famous bridge Pinhao, designed by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel.
Located on the Portuguese border, at the confluence of the Douro and Agueda River, a small Spanish port city of Vega de Terron - the last stop for the Douro, before the river begins to unfold in the north, forming the border between Portugal and Spain. Along with the city of Barca D'alva, Vega de Terron is the starting point for excursions to the oldest university city of Salamanca, the heart of which is the main area of the Mayor, built in the style of Spanish Baroque and surrounded by arcaded three-storey building.
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