Join your fellow Princetonians on an extraordinary adventure spanning three exquisite countries: Jordan, Egypt and Greece.
Join your fellow Princetonians on an epic sojourn spanning three continents! Explore the ancient treasures and engineering marvels of Jordan, Egypt and Greece on this land and sea adventure. Begin with four nights in Jordan visiting the capital city of Amman, the well preserved Greco-Roman town of Jerash and the "Rose City" of Petra. Next, cruise for eight nights from the Red Sea’s Egyptian coast through the Suez Canal into the brilliant Mediterranean and across the Aegean to Athens aboard the luxury yacht Le Bougainville. Mid-cruise, overnight in awe-inspiring Luxor in a Nile-view room. Visit nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Wadi Rum, Queen Nefertari's tomb and the Great Pyramids.
Pre-and post-cruise extensions will be available to Israel and Greece for those wanting to take a deeper dive into these fascinating countries. Please note: Princeton travelers will be joined by participants from like-minded institutions.
Khodadad Rezakhani is a historian of late antique and early medieval West and Central Asia, concentrating on trade routes and socio-economic relations of various political entities in the first millennium A.D., including the Silk road. He has published books and many articles on the political, economic and social history of the region including ReOrienting the Sasanians and The Road That Never Was: The Silk Road and Trans-Eurasian Exchange. He is interested in the global historical context of these concepts and considers a wide geographical and chronological range in his research, with a concentration on the narratives that we use in order to create and understand history. He is also an amateur food historian and delights in discovering old recipes and trying to cook them!