The classic wonders of the world would have been a sight to behold. Sadly, only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains standing today out of the original seven, so thinking about visiting them all in one go is a pointless endeavour.
Instead, there are the 7 Modern Wonders of the World to discover, and Bolsover Cruise Club are offering a limited 165 day cruise that takes in all seven wonders *drools*. The cut-off date to apply is September 8th 2016, but before you do it’s worth knowing a bit about each one.
An old city in the clouds, Machu Picchu was lost to the world for over 300 years before it was rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. Located halfway up the Andes Plateau, deep in the Amazon jungle, it’s a real adventure just to reach the foot of this incredible place. It’s worth it though for the stunning views alone.
Christ the Redeemer
Created by French sculptor Paul Landowski, this giant statue of Jesus Christ that overlooks the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was completed and dedicated in 1931. It has since become one of South America’s most iconic images, and is a must-visit for anyone going to Brazil.
Chichen Itza was an ancient Mayan city found within Mexico. It was home to one of the most diverse and largest populations of its time, which resulted in a varied architectural style, the ruins of many buildings and sculptures which remain today.
The world’s most glamorous mausoleum, the Taj Mahal was built between 1632 and 1653, on the bank of the Yamuna River in India. To this day it still attracts around eight million visitors a year.
Also known as the Lost City or the Rose City, Petra was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom. Structures carved into the solid rock faces are incredible and what makes this ancient city on the edge of the desert so special.
Close to the centre of Rome, the Colosseum is one of the easiest to access of the 7 Modern Wonders, especially for British tourists. Over 2,000 years old, it doesn’t look too far removed from its original state.
Great Wall of China
The myth of it being visible from space may not be true, but the Great Wall of China is still an astonishing fortification. Parts of it were built over 1,300 years ago and today it stretches to over 13,000 miles long, so you’ll need plenty of time to walk it.
Explore these 7 Modern Wonders of the World in more detail and start planning your journey to see them all today.