Holy Land, Egypt & the Red Sea

11 Days
Limassol to Aqaba
From (AUD)
$ 7,420
$ 7,144
Dates & Pricing

2022 Limassol > Aqaba

Journey from Limassol, Cyprus, to Haifa on the north slope of Mount Carmel before exploring Ashdod, known for its biblical history. Onwards to Alexandria, home to a lighthouse once ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sail along the Suez Canal, uncover Ain Sokhna and Sharm el-Sheikh, concluding in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
E02P
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Limassol
Return City:
Aqaba

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Limassol, Cyprus

    Your luxurious yacht cruise concludes in the Cypriot city of Limassol, where you’ll embark Emerald Azzurra. 

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. 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.

    Included Excursion

    Haifa city tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. 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. 

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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

  4. 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.

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Jaffa and highlights of Tel Aviv

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. 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.

    Included Excursion

    Panoramic Alexandria city tour with visit to Montazah Gardens

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Transit Suez Canal - Ain Sokhna

    Continuing the Transit through the Suez Canal before arriving at Ain Sokhna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 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. 

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    The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. 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.

    Included Excursion

    Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip

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    Snorkelling at Ras Mohammad national park (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. 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.

    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
  • 10 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
  • Haifa city tour
  • A walking tour of Jaffa and highlights of Tel Aviv
  • Panoramic Alexandria city tour with visit to Montazah Gardens
  • Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 29 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L), 10 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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