Holy Land at Christmas Time

8 Days
Limassol to Limassol
From (AUD)
$ 4,790
$ 4,591
Dates & Pricing

2022 Limassol > Limassol

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.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
E03P
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Limassol
Return City:
Limassol

Selected Itinerary

8 Day Itinerary

  1. 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.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. 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.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Port Said

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. 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.

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    The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Haifa, 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.

    Included Excursion

    Haifa city tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Haifa

    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.

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    Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee (extra expense)

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    Sensational Caesarea (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Ashdod

    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.

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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)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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.

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Jaffa and highlights of Tel Aviv

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Limassol, Cyprus

    Today, you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra in Limassol and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board Emerald Azzurra
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of Port Said
  • Haifa city tour
  • A walking tour of Jaffa and highlights of Tel Aviv

EmeraldPLUS
  • The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability