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Wondrous facts…about the New Seven Wonders

| 27 Nov 2019

When all but one of the original Seven Wonders of the World remains in existence, it seems about time to decide on some new ones. This was the thought of Bernard Weber and the Swiss foundation that together ran a campaign to create a fresh top seven, based on a worldwide poll that saw over 100 million people cast their votes. The results were announced to loud applause from some corners and heckles from others who lost out.

The monuments that made the final cut are all landmarks that many of us will recognise in an instant and hardly need an introduction. You might even feel you know these places without ever having visited them. So here are some fascinating facts, figures and truths about each that may make you think again.

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

A number of our group tours to India visit the Taj Mahal, including The Golden Triangle & Shimla, The Grand Tour of India and The Golden Triangle & Ranthambore.

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Great Wall of China

All of our group tours to China visit sections of The Great Wall. To find out more, click here.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Join our group tour Highlights of Mexico for a guided tour of Chichén Itzá and many other fascinating historical sites around the country.

Chichen Itza

Temple of Kukulkan, Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Machu Picchu, Peru

All our group tours to Peru and beyond include an overnight stay close to Machu Picchu to allow for maximum time to discover the site. Explore the wide variety of tours we offer here.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

All our group tours to Brazil and beyond include a stay in Rio de Janeiro with a visit to the statue of Christ the Redeemer. To find out more, click here.

Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Petra, Jordan

All our group tours to Jordan include a visit to Petra with plenty of time to explore this remarkable site. To find out more, click here.

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Visit the Colosseum on a short break to Rome with Cox & Kings, including scheduled flights, private transfers to and from the airport, and accommodation in a choice of superior hotels. For more details please visit our website here.

The Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

For further details on any of the above, please call one of our specialist travel consultants or complete our tailor-made request form and one of our experts will get back to you to help you plan an itinerary.

 

 

 



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