Holy Land, Suez Canal & the Red Sea

11 Days
Aqaba to Limassol
From (CAD)
$ 5,931
Dates & Pricing

2023 Aqaba > Limassol

Set off from the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to Hurghada 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 superyacht 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. 

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    Wadi Rum desert tour (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Please book your flight to arrive into Aqaba prior to 04:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Hurghada, Egypt

    Small fishing village for many decades, it has grown into a major Red Sea destination with Dahar as its oldest part.

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    Bedouin Experience (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    For guests starting their journey with our Jordan land tour, this option is already included on Day 4.

    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

    Ain Sokhna means “Hot Spring” in Arabic and the area gets its name from the bubbling springs in the close by Ataka Mountain. It is our jumping point to visit the Great Pyramids.

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    The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Transit Suez Canal

    It is a sea-level waterway running across the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt to connect the Mediterranean and the Red seas. It offers the shortest nautical route between Europe and the lands lying around the Indian and western Pacific oceans.

    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

    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 - Ashdod

    Over the centuries, it has been home to plentiful cultures but the modern city sprang to life in the mid-1950s following the founding of modern Israel.

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    The best of Jerusalem and Bethlehem (extra expense)

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    Masada Fortress and the Dead Sea (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Haifa

    Described as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’, Haifa is home to breathtaking scenery and fascinating culture. Set on the foothills of Mount Carmel, the country’s third-largest city features the Baha’i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a pilgrimage for those of Baha’i faith.

    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 and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

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    City tour of Limassol (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Please book your flight to depart out of Limassol after 11:00 AM.

    *This DiscoverMORE is only available in conjunction with pre or post cruise accommodation. For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE.

    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 your superyacht
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Panoramic Alexandria city tour with visit to Montazah Gardens
  • A walking tour 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