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From the Treasures of the Red Sea to the Marvels of the Mediterranean by way of the Suez Canal

10 days with CroisiEurope   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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DAY 1 AQABA
Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner on board this evening. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.
 
DAY 2 AQABA
Join us for a full-day excursion to Petra (lunch included). Petra is unquestionably one of the greatest marvels ever erected by Man and Nature and is considered to be one of Jordan’s national treasures. You will discover the Roman style Nabataean theater carved into the rock over 2000 years ago.
 
Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board. 
 
DAY 3 AQABA
Join us for a full-day excursion in the Wadi Rum desert (lunch included). We’ll stop for many photo ops as we make our way by Jeep, allowing you to discover the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia.
 
Our ship will cruise to Hurghada overnight.
 
DAY 4 HURGHADA
We’ll leave for a full-day excursion to Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs: You’ll discover Luxor and the Valley of the Kings (lunch included). Located in a deep valley just 2 km from the edge of the plain, the site contains over sixty tombs. Our afternoon will be spent visiting the Karnak Temple Complex, connected to Luxor by a corridor of ram-headed sphinxes.
 
DAY 5 DAY AT SEA
Take advantage of the wide range of onboard activities proposed during our full-day cruise today.
 
DAY 6 SUEZ
Join us for an excursion to Cairo, “walking in the footsteps of the Pharaohs” (lunch included). The Giza pyramid complex is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the “Great Pyramid of Giza”, its neighbors, the Pyramid of Khafra and the Pyramid of Menkaure (exterior views only). We’ll continue on to visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, housing, among other things, the Treasure of Tutankhamun.
 
DAY 7 SUEZ
Our ship will cast off to cross the Suez canal. Measuring 173 km long and only 190 meters wide, this canal allows for the strategic passage from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, without having to make the long journey around the southern tip of Africa. We’ll continue cruising on the Mediterranean to Ashdod.
 
DAY 8 ASHDOD(2)
Join us for a full-day excursion to Jerusalem (lunch included). During this tour, we will discover the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion, as well as the colorful market where the three main religions—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—live side by side.
 
DAY 9 HAIFA
In the morning, join us for an excursion to Galilee, famous for its luscious landscapes dotted with rolling hills and valleys.
 
This afternoon, we'll set off on a visit to Acre (Saint John of Acre), headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller during Crusades in the Holy Land.
 
We’ll return on board and continue cruising to Larnaca. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 10 LARNACA
We'll arrive in Larnaca early in the morning. Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
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All This Included
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Highlights
  • UNIQUE ITINERARY: PASSAGE THROUGH THE SUEZ CANAL
EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
  • Petra, “the rose city” of Jordan
  • The Wadi Rum desert
  • Luxor and the Valley of the Kings
  • Cairo, walking in the footsteps of the Pharaohs
  • Jerusalem, a holy city at the crossroads of three religions
  • Galilee, the jewel of northern Israel
  • Acre, walking in the footsteps of the Knights Templar
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard MV La Belle des Oceans
Notes
  • Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. 
  • (1) According to availability, the stopover in Ashdod could be replaced by a stopover in Haifa.
  • Please ask your Vacatons To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.