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Holy Land, Egypt & the Red Sea (Limassol to Aqaba)

11 days with Emerald Waterways   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Limassol, Cyprus
Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in the Cypriot city of Limassol, where you’ll embark Emerald Azzurra. (Dinner)

Day 2 Haifa, Israel
Described as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’, Haifa is home to breath-taking 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)

Included Excursion
Haifa city tour

Day 3 Ashdod
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)

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The best of Jerusalem and Bethlehem (extra expense)

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Masada Fortress and the Dead Sea (extra expense)

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Culinary workshop at Jerusalem’s Machne Yehuda Market (extra expense)

Day 4 Ashdod
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)

Included Excursion
A walking tour of Jaffa and highlights of Tel Aviv

Day 5 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)

Included Excursion
Panoramic Alexandria city tour with visit to Montazah Gardens

Day 6 Transit Suez Canal
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 7 Transit Suez Canal - Ain Sokhna
Continuing the Transit through the Suez Canal before arriving at Ain Sokhna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Ain Sokhna
Situated on the shore of the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez, Ain Sokhna is the nearest beach resort to the Egyptian capital Cairo. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

Day 9 At Sea
Spend a day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 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)

Included Excursion
Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip

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Snorkelling at Ras Mohammad national park (extra expense)

Day 11 Aqaba, Jordan
Your luxurious yacht cruise comes to an end in Aqaba, where you’ll bid farewell to the crew and your fellow passengers before disembarking Emerald Azzurra. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

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All This Included
  • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge (Emerald Radiance Star-Ship pool is located on the sun deck and the Cinema is not available.)
  • Spacious, comfortable accommodations you'll want to spend time in, with panoramic suites and staterooms, and innovative open-air system for cabins on the Vista and Horizon decks
  • Gourmet all-included on board meals and highlight dinner events, al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant
  • Enjoy in depth cultural experiences with EmeraldPLUS excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef
  • Emerald's Concierge Service - served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after dinner treats (Only applies to Owner’s One-bedroom Suites, Riverview Suites, and Grand Balcony Suites (CAT S, SA, RA))
  • A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee available at all times
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Built-in adventure, with an included on shore excursion at every port
  • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Emerald Active guided biking and hiking tours
  • Excellent service from an English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable, personable local destination guides
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi
  • All airport transfers to and from your Star Ship, and all gratuities
  • Port charges now included in your tour price
  • All gratuities for onboard and shore side staff
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Azzura
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For Emerald Waterways terms and conditions, please click here.

* 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.