Geographically, the Middle East encompasses southwestern Asia and Egypt. As a culture, it extends far beyond these borders. These are the lands of the Hellenistic culture, extended by Alexander the Great to India. The lands of the Byzantine Empire in Asia and North Africa, cultivating Christianity to new and expansive territories. Here, three of the world’s major religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – were born and blossomed.
From ancient time to the present day, the Middle East has been represented by wealth. Golden palaces, rich agriculture, and the fine artifacts have attracted both conquerors and investors. Known for amazing jewelry, fine cotton fabrics, picturesque tiles and petroleum, the Middle East was always and continues to be a world crossroad of trade – and a center of luxury.
Cultural Crossroads leads travelers to amazing discoveries and experiences in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Israel. From ancient ruins, traditional arts and crafts, music, religion and food, travelers will enjoy the various sights, sounds and scents of these countries. Enjoy the hospitality of our hosts and exclusive visits to special locations. It will be a journey you will never forget.