Holy Land, Egypt & the Red Sea 2022
11 days with Emerald Waterways Rating:
Day 1 - Aqaba, Jordan
Meet your luxurious super yacht, Emerald Azzurra, in Aqaba and embark on your unforgettable cruise of the Red Sea.
Situated on Jordan’s southern coast, the idyllic city of Aqaba is rich in history and marine biodiversity. Blessed with vibrant coral reefs and a mesmerising array of sunken vessels, it is widely regarded as one of the best diving spots in the Red Sea. (Dinner)
Day 2 - Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
At the base of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, is the luxurious resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Traditional and modern Egypt comes together as centuries-old mosques and bazaars nestle neatly next to elegant hotel resorts. The region is also renowned for its diving sites. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 - Sharm el-Sheikh – Transit the Suez Canal
Leave Sharm el-Sheikh and travel up the grand Suez Canal, an amazing feat of human engineering that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 - Transit the Suez Canal – Port Said (Cairo)
The iconic waterway has been a key shipping route between Europe and Asia, with ships carrying over 300 million tonnes of goods per year. Your cruise on the Suez Canal culminates in the spectacular Port Said. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 - Port Said (Cairo)
Situated at the mouth of the Suez Canal, Port Said has a long, proud maritime heritage. This dramatic city was a cosmopolitan hub during the 19th and early 20th century, and today is a major Egyptian business centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 - Alexandria
Founded by Alexander the Great, the city of Alexandria has a wealth of history and legend. Egypt’s second largest city was the country’s ancient capital for over 1,000 years and provided an important trading route between the Mediterranean and Red Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 - Alexandria
Immerse yourself in the culture of the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’. Dating back to the 15th century, Qaitbay Citadel is recognised as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and is said to contain remnants of Alexandria’s original 3rd century BC lighthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 - Haifa (Tel Aviv)
Described as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’, Haifa is home to breathtaking scenery and fascinating culture. Set on the foothills of Mount Carmel, the country’s third-largest city features the Bah’ai Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a pilgrimage for those of Bah’ai faith. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 - Ashdod (Jersusalem)
The coastal city of Ashdod plays a major role in the teachings of the Bible. Its where the Philistines were said to have captured the Ark of the Covenant, and today it still marks the starting point for pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 - Ashdod (Jersusalem)
Ashdod is awash with religious monuments such as Giv’at Yonah, the highest point in the city and believed to be the burial site of the prophet Jonah. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 - Limassol, Cyprus
Your luxurious yacht cruise concludes in the Cypriot city of Limassol, where you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)
All This Included
Journey from the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to Sharm el-Sheikh and along the Suez Canal to Port Said. Sail to Alexandria, home to a lighthouse once ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Stop in Haifa, on the north slope of Mount Carmel, continue to Ashdod known for its biblical history. and finish in the Cypriot city of Limassol.
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Azzurra
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