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Holy Land at Christmas Time

8 days with Emerald Waterways   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 - Limassol, Cyprus
Your luxurious super yacht, Emerald Azzurra, begins in the Cypriot city of Limassol.
 
Situated on the southern coast, Limassol is a picture-postcard view of modern Cyprus. Its cosmopolitan marina is lined with glitzy bars, cafes and restaurants, beautifully contrasted with its 14th century castle, a reminder of its Byzantine past. (Dinner)
 
Day 2 - Port Said, Egypt
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 3 - Port Said
History is etched into every aspect of Port Said. The city’s lighthouse is its oldest building dating back to the city’s creation, while the Coptic Orthodox Church features an icon of St Mary, which is believed to produce holy oil. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 4 - Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel
Described as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’, Haifa is home to breathtaking scenery and fascinating culture. Set in 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 5 - Haifa (Tel Aviv)
From the top of Mount Carmel, the beauty of Haifa reveals itself with views from the Louis Promenade stretching from the Port of Haifa to Western Galilee. The German Colony is an absolute must-see. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 6 - Ashdod (Jerusalem)
The coastal city of Ashdod plays a major role in the teachings of the Bible. It’s 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 7 - Ashdod (Jerusalem)
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 8 - Limassol, Cyprus
Today, you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra in Limassol and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
A festive itinerary of biblical proportions. Commencing in the Cypriot city of Limassol and sailing onwards to Port Said in Egypt, you'll tick off the Israeli city of Haifa, set on the hills of Mount Carmel, and Ashdod, where the tomb of Jonah is believed to exist on Givat Yona, or Yona's Hill.

  • Airport transfers to and from your yacht
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner on board
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Port charges
  • PLUS all gratuities onboard are included
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Azzurra
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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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.