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Guide to visiting the “New7Wonders” for 10 year anniversary
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the New7Wonders of the world list declared in 2007, leading online travel agent, Travel Republic has compiled a guide to visiting these romantic spots, architecture marvels and historic landmarks, as well as the bonus honorary 8th wonder from the original seven wonders of the world list.
- The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, is the largest amphitheatre ever built and is estimated to have held up to 80,000 spectators, for gladiatorial contents and public spectacles. Visitors are advised to book in advance to avoid the three hour queues.
A seven night city break at the four-star Capo D’Africa Hotel, a short walk from the Colosseum, on a B&B basis from £645 per person, based on two adults sharing and flying with Ryanair from London Stansted on 8 August. Price also includes Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill afternoon tour (£35pp).
- Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan’s most valuable treasure, marks the achievement of an impressive civilisation that perfectly carved a city into its mountains. Visitors enter the city through a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, to reach the iconic façade of the Treasury, which is 45m tall, 30m wide and all carved into the mountain.
Seven nights at the five-star Movenpick Resort Petra, minutes from Petra ruins, on a half board basis start from £903 per person, based on two adults sharing and flying with Lufthansa from Heathrow (via Frankfurt) on 14 August.
- Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
This UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises of stepped pyramids, temples, and columned arcades that were sacred to the Maya empire in Central America. The most recognizable structure is the Temple of Kukulkan, a glorious 365 step pyramid which has been interpreted as a Mayan calendar, is beautiful to see early in the morning.
Seven nights at the four-star Grand Oasis Palm Resort & Spa, on an All Inclusive basis start from £1,440 per person, based on two adults sharing and flying with Thomson from Manchester on 9 August. Price also includes Chichen Itza Deluxe Tour (£51pp)
- Great Wall of China, Beijing, China
Stretching across northern China at approximately 13,171 miles, The Great Wall of China is a unique insight into the legendary emperors of China’s past. One of the most famous vantage points is at Jinshanling, which offers beautiful views and a great variety of watchtowers that resemble musical notes on a staff – perfect for the holiday snaps!
Seven nights at the four-star Springs Valley Hotel, on a room only basis start from £980 per person, based on two adults sharing and flying with Brussels Airlines from Heathrow (via Brussels) on 9 August. Price also includes Jinshanling Great Wall Morning Hike (£36pp)
- Taj Mahal, Agra, India
One of the most iconic buildings in the world and arguably the most romantic, the Taj Mahal is a feast for all the senses. Visitors to this wonder, are advised to travel with a guide to learn about the building’s history and misconceptions, and guidance on the best vantage points for photos without the crowds.
Return flights with Oman Air from Heathrow to New Delhi (via Muscat) start from £404 on 7 September, and a three night stay at the four-star Gateway Hotel in Agra, with views of the Taj Mahal from the terrace, on a B&B basis starts from £89 per person.
- Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At the peak of the Corcovado Mountain, stands the 30m tall statue of Christ the Redeemer, keeping a watchful eye on life down below. It is the world’s largest Art Deco sculpture and for visitors, who make the pilgrimage to the top, either by foot, car or train, offers spellbinding views over the city.
Seven nights at the four-star Royal Rio Palace Hotel, in Copacabana, on a B&B basis start from £1,804 per person, based on two adults sharing and flying with KLM from Teeside (via Amsterdam) on 1 August.
- Machu Picchu, Peru
Meaning “Old Mountain” in the Quechua language, this mysterious Incan citadel comprises of huge agricultural terraces, intricate stone constructions and epic hilltop views. For those not wanting to hike the Inca Trail, there is the option of a scenic 3.5 hour train ride from Aguas Calientes that runs along the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley with dramatic canyon walls on either side.
Return flights with Avianca from Heathrow to Lima (via Bogota) start from £950 on 15 August, and a three night stay at the three-star Inti Punku Machupicchu, in Aguas Calientes, on a B&B basis starts from £140 per person.
- Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza, in Egypt is the only surviving of wonder from the original list and was granted honorary status on the New7Wonders list. Visitors can go on daily tours or for the evening show, to appreciate the engineering work of this colossal structure.
Seven nights at the five-star Oberoi Mena House Hotel, in a Pyramid view room on a half board basis start from £1,439 per person, based on two adults sharing and flying with Egypt Air from Heathrow on 2 August.
Naomi Wilkinson, Marketing Director for Travel Republic, says, “We wanted to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The New7wonders of the world as they are iconic landmarks for popular holiday destinations, and are often the main inspiration for holidaymakers travel plans.”
Travel Republic’s 2017 Summer Sale continues, with great holiday deals to the locations of the New7Wonders and other destinations.
For further information and destination inspiration, visit www.travelrepublic.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
*New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) was a campaign started in 2000 to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, with winners announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon. (Source Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New7Wonders_of_the_World)
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