The Best of the Red Sea

8 Days
Aqaba to Aqaba
From (USD)
$ 3,315
$ 2,886
Dates & Pricing

2022 Aqaba > Aqaba

This round-trip from Aqaba incorporates insightful visits to Nuweibah, Hurghada, Hurghada and Safaga in Egypt, before exploring the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, renowned for its stunning beaches and azure waters, lined with a bustling bar and café culture. Discover Eilat in Israel, before heading back to ancient Aqaba.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
E01P
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Aqaba
Return City:
Aqaba

8 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 town 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 - Nuweibah, Egypt

    Translated as “bubbling springs” in Arabic, Nuweibah lies on the Gulf of Aqaba and was historically inhabited by the Bedouin tribes, Tarabin and Muzeina. 

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of St. Catherine’s Monastery

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Hurghada

    With year round sunshine, Hurghada offers fabulous scenery both above and below the Red Sea. Well known for its world class diving Hurghada is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

    Included Excursion

    Beach Break at local resort

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    Bedouin Experience (extra expense)

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    2 Day Luxor Experience (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Hurghada - Safaga

    Acquaint yourself with the stunning white-sand beaches of Safaga, and take in the dramatic views over the Red Sea.

    Included Excursion

    Beach Break at local resort

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - Eilat, Israel

    Israel’s “window on the Red Sea”, Eilat is a resort town of pristine beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Gateway to the Negev desert, it offers moments of tranquillity in the serene surrounds of Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Timna Park & Eliat’s underwater observatory

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    Desert Jeep Tour (extra expense)

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    Guided visit and eco-experience of Kibbutz Lotan and Neot Smadar (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Aqaba, Jordan

    As the country’s only port, Aqaba has long been a hugely important part of Jordanian life. Its Old Town features the 14th century Mamluk Fort, while Aqaba Archaeological Museum offers a fascinating insight into the town’s past.

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    Guided tour of Petra with lunch included

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Aqaba, Jordan

    Your spectacular yacht cruise comes to an end in Aqaba where you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra for your transfer to the airport, taking unforgettable memories with you. 

    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 St. Catherine’s Monastery
  • Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip
  • Guided tour of Timna Park & Eliat’s underwater observatory

EmeraldPLUS
  • Guided tour of Petra with lunch included

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