Holy Land, Egypt & the Red Sea

11 Days
Aqaba to Limassol
From (USD)
$ 4,715
$ 4,545
Dates & Pricing

2022 Aqaba > Limassol

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

11 Day Itinerary

  1. 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.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. 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.

    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

  3. Day 3 - Ain Sokhna

    Situated on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez on the shore of the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez, Ain Sokhna is the nearest beach resort to the Egyptian capital Cairo. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Ain Sokhna – Transit Suez Canal

    After a further day exploring Ain Sokhna, begin your transit of the Suez Canal.

    EmeraldPLUS

    The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. 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.

    Included Excursion

    Panoramic Alexandria city tour with visit to Montazah Gardens

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 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.

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    Guided tour of El Alamein (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Ashdod, Israel

    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

  9. Day 9 - Haifa

    It beautifully set on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea, the settlement has a history spanning more than 3,000 years. This city, surrounded by both various forms of nature and beautiful architecture, acts as a cultural umbrella allowing people of all backgrounds to co-exist under it.

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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

  10. Day 10 - Haifa

    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

    Included Excursion Haifa city tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. 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. 

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

EmeraldPLUS
  • 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

Pricing & Availability