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This epic rail and sea adventure will take you all the way from London to Cairo

Take in the Swiss Alps, Amalfi Coast, Jerusalem and the Egyptian pyramids on this epic organised tour

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson
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Many of us are thinking about cutting back on flights post-pandemic, but it can be hard to plan a far-flung trip that doesn’t involve jumping on a plane. Happily, the ethical tour operators over at Responsible Travel are here to help.

Their latest, incredibly tempting itinerary is an epic 16-day sea and rail adventure from London to Cairo – perfect for those looking to reduce their carbon emissions while not missing out on a big holiday.

The flight-free trip starts with a train from London via the stunning Swiss Alps to Italy. Travellers then jump on a freight cruise from Salerno and sail along the Amalfi Coast, stopping off in Piraeus in Greece and Izmir in Turkey. With space for only 12 people on board, it’s an extremely intimate way to travel. You eventually land in Israel, where you’ll join a local guide on a two-day trip to Bethlehem and Tel Aviv.

Finally, you’ll wind up in Egypt, where you can explore Cairo, plus the pyramids and sphinx at Giza. The organisers have even thrown in a camel ride through the Sinai desert (very cool). Sound like your kind of thing? Prices start at around £2,400 per person – and you can find out more here.

Rethinking how you travel post-pandemic? Here are 12 ways to be a better tourist right now.

Plus: here are 10 once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences that put animals first

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