Holy Land, Suez Canal & the Red Sea with The Essence of Jordan

15 Days
Limassol to Amman
From (USD)
$ 7,213
Dates & Pricing

2023 Limassol > Amman

After boarding your luxurious Emerald Azzurra superyacht in Limassol, you’ll begin your exploration of the Red Sea in Haifa, often referred to as Israel’s San Francisco, before cruising onwards to Ashdod, renowned for its many religious monuments. Discover why Alexandria is the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’, embark on a Nile cruise in Ain Sokhna and visit the ancient pyramids at Giza, and witness Hurghada’s stunning coral reefs. In Aqaba, the cruising part of your itinerary concludes and your 5-day land touring extension begins with a driving tour of the city. Visit the truly spectacular Wadi Rum desert, enjoy a driving tour of Amman and stop off in the nearby city of Jerash. Then, drive to Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Beyond the Jordan and the remarkable Dead Sea.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
YP02
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Limassol
Return City:
Amman

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Limassol, Cyprus

    Your luxurious cruise concludes in the Cypriot city of Limassol, where you’ll embark your superyacht. 

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

    Please book your flight to arrive into Limassol prior to 02:00 PM.

    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, must be pre-booked)

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    Masada Fortress and the Dead Sea (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    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

    It is a sea-level waterway running across the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt to connect the Mediterranean and the Red seas.

    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

    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

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Hurghada, Egypt

    Stretching for over 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast and renowned for its stunning coral reefs and scuba diving, Hurghada is a lively beach resort town, enjoying a wealth of restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

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    Bedouin Experience (extra expense)

    For guests concluding their journey with our Jordan land tour, this option is already included on Day 11

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Aqaba – Wadi Rum

    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.

    Enjoy a wonderful driving tour of Aqaba, before journeying to the majestic Wadi Rum desert. Explore the colourful sand dunes and canyons by 4x4 Jeep, then indulge in a stunning Bedouin dinner.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Aqaba, Jeep ride in the desert

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Wadi Rum – Amman

    On your way to Amman, you’ll stop in the small town of Shobak, where you’ll visit its Crusader castle. Continue your journey onwards to Amman, where you’ll embark on an immersive tour of the city, with time to stop at its spice market.

    A guided tour of Shobak and Amman

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  13. Day 13 - Amman

    Travel to Jerash, often referred to as the Pompeii of the east, and marvel at its magnificent Roman and Byzantine ruins. Stop off at the town of Ajloun and visit Ajloun Archaeological Museum within the grounds of its ruined castle.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Jerash and Ajloun

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Amman - The Dead Sea

    In the ancient town of Madaba, you’ll have the opportunity to witness its famous 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Drive onwards to Mount Nebo for breathtaking panoramas of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, and visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, also known as the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ, before continuing towards the Dead Sea.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Bethany Beyond Jordan

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  15. Day 15 - Amman

    Today, you’ll transfer 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 tour 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 the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • 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

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

LAND PROGRAM INCLUSIONS
  • Transfer from the pier to the hotel
  • 1 night at a hotel in Wadi Rum
  • 2 nights at a hotel in Amman
  • 1 night at a hotel in Dead Sea
  • 4 breakfasts (B); 4 lunches; 1 dinner
  • A guided tour of Aqaba and Jeep ride in the desert
  • A guided tour of Shobak and Amman
  • A guided tour of Jerash and Ajloun
  • A guided tour of Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Bethany Beyond Jordan
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport

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