13. Twist and turn through the narrow Siq Valley gorge and explore the 'Rose City' of Petra
in Jordan. The vibrant pink rocks radiate against clear blue skies, and the intricate carvings are clearly seen in the bright desert sunlight. We'll also discover Jerash, Mount Nebo and camp out in the Wadi Rum desert.
14. Fly through Japanese landscapes by bullet train
. Experience ultramodern cityscapes, contrasted against traditional Japan with its temples, Zen gardens and geishas. Stay in a Buddhist temple and a family-run ryokan, meet snow monkeys and tame deer, and explore the Samurai district.
15. Get under the skin of the culture as you feast on local Georgian food
and organic wines in Kakheti. Enjoy a traditional dinner as your hosts bring a variety of different dishes to the table including lobio, a kidney-bean stew, a gooey cheese-bread called khachapuri and delicious sulguni cheese, all against the dramatic backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains.
16. Gaze up at timeworn columns in the Valley of the Temples and enjoy views of Mount Etna from Taormina's crumbling Greek theatre
on a cultural trip to Sicily. Explore narrow alleyways to discover delis overflowing with fresh produce and enjoy a plethora of delicious local cuisine.