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Larnaca/Amman
12-night Crossroads of Empires – Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, and Jordan Expedition
October 22, 2021
Zegrahm Expeditions: Caledonian Sky
Larnaca/Amman
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Cruise Inclusions

  • Discover seven amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites that recall the glory of several ancient civilizations.
  • Wander through the impressive ruins of Kourion, set on a high bluff overlooking the Mediterranean.
  • Embark on an overnight excursion to Luxor, meander down the sphinx-lined entrance, and bask in the grandeur of the Luxor Temple at twilight.   
  • Visit important historic sites in Israel including the Sea of Galilee, Tel Aviv, Old Jaffa, Acre, and Jerusalem.
  • Enjoy a daylight transit of the Suez Canal and learn about its construction and ancient trade routes.
  • Explore the majestic Wadi Rum Valley and enjoy a sumptuous lunch surrounded by dramatic desert scenery.

Available Add-Ons

Optional airfare
Optional pre- / post- cruise extension
Optional excursions

12-night Crossroads of Empires – Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, and Jordan Expedition
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  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Air Travel
10/23/2021 10/23/2021
Larnaca

Larnaca 10/23/2021

Board your independent flight to Cyprus. Arrive in Larnaca on October 23 and check into the Radisson Blu Hotel Larnaca for dinner and overnight.,
10/23/2021 10/23/2021
Larnaca

Larnaca 10/24/2021

This morning, visit the ruins of Kourion, one of the island's most important city-kingdoms in antiquity. Take a stroll through the extensive site to view the magnificent theater dating from the 2nd century BC, the Roman forum, public baths, a palace complex, stately villas with well-preserved mosaics, and an early Christian basilica. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking the Caledonian Sky in the late afternoon.,
10/24/2021 10/24/2021
Kourion

Kourion 10/24/2021

This morning, visit the ruins of Kourion, one of the island's most important city-kingdoms in antiquity. Take a stroll through the extensive site to view the magnificent theater dating from the 2nd century BC, the Roman forum, public baths, a palace complex, stately villas with well-preserved mosaics, and an early Christian basilica. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking the Caledonian Sky in the late afternoon.,
10/24/2021 10/24/2021
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 10/24/2021

This morning, visit the ruins of Kourion, one of the island's most important city-kingdoms in antiquity. Take a stroll through the extensive site to view the magnificent theater dating from the 2nd century BC, the Roman forum, public baths, a palace complex, stately villas with well-preserved mosaics, and an early Christian basilica. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking the Caledonian Sky in the late afternoon.,
10/24/2021 10/24/2021
Larnaca

Larnaca 10/24/2021

This morning, visit the ruins of Kourion, one of the island's most important city-kingdoms in antiquity. Take a stroll through the extensive site to view the magnificent theater dating from the 2nd century BC, the Roman forum, public baths, a palace complex, stately villas with well-preserved mosaics, and an early Christian basilica. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking the Caledonian Sky in the late afternoon.,
10/24/2021 10/24/2021
Haifa

Haifa 10/25/2021

Spend two full days exploring from our anchorage in Haifa. Highlights include the Sea of Galilee for a visit to visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered the "Sermon on the Mount". Visit the Byzantine-style church, and admire the beautiful gold mosaics that decorate the interior. You'll also visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish and make a stop at Capernaum, where Jesus preached and performed several miracles, and view the remains of a famous 2nd-century synagogue. More history unfolds in Acre; a subterranean city and former capital of the Crusader kingdom, today it is one of Israel's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While there, enjoy a tour of the British fortress. A drive along the scenic Mediterranean coast brings you to the ancient city of Caesarea. Originally an ancient Phoenician settlement, the city was given as a gift from Augustus Caesar to Herod the Great in 30 BC. Explore the fascinating ruins, including the Roman theater still in use today as a venue for musical performances. In Haifa, ascend the slopes of Mount Carmel for breathtaking views of the city. Marvel at the gleaming golden dome of Bahá'í Shrine and continue to the 19th-century Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa driving to Tzipori (Sepphoris), the Talmudic town where the Mishna was signed; see the beautiful mosaics. Continue to Capernaum; see the ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century. Then, ascend the strategic Golan Heights for a greater understanding of the fierce battles that took place during the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stop at a former Israeli army bunker used as an outpost. Continue to a Golan winery for some wine tasting (time & schedule permitting). On your return to Haifa Port, view the golden-domed Bahai Shrine and the colorful Persian Gardens atop Mt. Carmel.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa and drive to Jerusalem. Begin the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate to the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a com- pletely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center; you’ll see a fantastic com- puter imaging presentation of the Temple Mount some 2000 years ago. Return to the port in Haifa. (Modest Clothing)


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
10/25/2021 10/25/2021
Mount of Beatitudes

Mount of Beatitudes 10/25/2021

Spend two full days exploring from our anchorage in Haifa. Highlights include the Sea of Galilee for a visit to visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered the "Sermon on the Mount". Visit the Byzantine-style church, and admire the beautiful gold mosaics that decorate the interior. You'll also visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish and make a stop at Capernaum, where Jesus preached and performed several miracles, and view the remains of a famous 2nd-century synagogue. More history unfolds in Acre; a subterranean city and former capital of the Crusader kingdom, today it is one of Israel's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While there, enjoy a tour of the British fortress. A drive along the scenic Mediterranean coast brings you to the ancient city of Caesarea. Originally an ancient Phoenician settlement, the city was given as a gift from Augustus Caesar to Herod the Great in 30 BC. Explore the fascinating ruins, including the Roman theater still in use today as a venue for musical performances. In Haifa, ascend the slopes of Mount Carmel for breathtaking views of the city. Marvel at the gleaming golden dome of Bahá'í Shrine and continue to the 19th-century Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel.,
10/25/2021 10/25/2021
Tabgha

Tabgha 10/25/2021

Spend two full days exploring from our anchorage in Haifa. Highlights include the Sea of Galilee for a visit to visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered the "Sermon on the Mount". Visit the Byzantine-style church, and admire the beautiful gold mosaics that decorate the interior. You'll also visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish and make a stop at Capernaum, where Jesus preached and performed several miracles, and view the remains of a famous 2nd-century synagogue. More history unfolds in Acre; a subterranean city and former capital of the Crusader kingdom, today it is one of Israel's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While there, enjoy a tour of the British fortress. A drive along the scenic Mediterranean coast brings you to the ancient city of Caesarea. Originally an ancient Phoenician settlement, the city was given as a gift from Augustus Caesar to Herod the Great in 30 BC. Explore the fascinating ruins, including the Roman theater still in use today as a venue for musical performances. In Haifa, ascend the slopes of Mount Carmel for breathtaking views of the city. Marvel at the gleaming golden dome of Bahá'í Shrine and continue to the 19th-century Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel.,
10/25/2021 10/25/2021
Capernaum

Capernaum 10/25/2021

Spend two full days exploring from our anchorage in Haifa. Highlights include the Sea of Galilee for a visit to visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered the "Sermon on the Mount". Visit the Byzantine-style church, and admire the beautiful gold mosaics that decorate the interior. You'll also visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish and make a stop at Capernaum, where Jesus preached and performed several miracles, and view the remains of a famous 2nd-century synagogue. More history unfolds in Acre; a subterranean city and former capital of the Crusader kingdom, today it is one of Israel's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While there, enjoy a tour of the British fortress. A drive along the scenic Mediterranean coast brings you to the ancient city of Caesarea. Originally an ancient Phoenician settlement, the city was given as a gift from Augustus Caesar to Herod the Great in 30 BC. Explore the fascinating ruins, including the Roman theater still in use today as a venue for musical performances. In Haifa, ascend the slopes of Mount Carmel for breathtaking views of the city. Marvel at the gleaming golden dome of Bahá'í Shrine and continue to the 19th-century Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel.,
10/25/2021 10/25/2021
Akko (Acre)

Akko (Acre) 10/25/2021

Spend two full days exploring from our anchorage in Haifa. Highlights include the Sea of Galilee for a visit to visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered the "Sermon on the Mount". Visit the Byzantine-style church, and admire the beautiful gold mosaics that decorate the interior. You'll also visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish and make a stop at Capernaum, where Jesus preached and performed several miracles, and view the remains of a famous 2nd-century synagogue. More history unfolds in Acre; a subterranean city and former capital of the Crusader kingdom, today it is one of Israel's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While there, enjoy a tour of the British fortress. A drive along the scenic Mediterranean coast brings you to the ancient city of Caesarea. Originally an ancient Phoenician settlement, the city was given as a gift from Augustus Caesar to Herod the Great in 30 BC. Explore the fascinating ruins, including the Roman theater still in use today as a venue for musical performances. In Haifa, ascend the slopes of Mount Carmel for breathtaking views of the city. Marvel at the gleaming golden dome of Bahá'í Shrine and continue to the 19th-century Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel.,
10/25/2021 10/25/2021
Caesarea

Caesarea 10/25/2021

Spend two full days exploring from our anchorage in Haifa. Highlights include the Sea of Galilee for a visit to visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered the "Sermon on the Mount". Visit the Byzantine-style church, and admire the beautiful gold mosaics that decorate the interior. You'll also visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish and make a stop at Capernaum, where Jesus preached and performed several miracles, and view the remains of a famous 2nd-century synagogue. More history unfolds in Acre; a subterranean city and former capital of the Crusader kingdom, today it is one of Israel's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While there, enjoy a tour of the British fortress. A drive along the scenic Mediterranean coast brings you to the ancient city of Caesarea. Originally an ancient Phoenician settlement, the city was given as a gift from Augustus Caesar to Herod the Great in 30 BC. Explore the fascinating ruins, including the Roman theater still in use today as a venue for musical performances. In Haifa, ascend the slopes of Mount Carmel for breathtaking views of the city. Marvel at the gleaming golden dome of Bahá'í Shrine and continue to the 19th-century Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel.,
10/25/2021 10/25/2021
Mt. Carmel

Mt. Carmel 10/25/2021

Spend two full days exploring from our anchorage in Haifa. Highlights include the Sea of Galilee for a visit to visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered the "Sermon on the Mount". Visit the Byzantine-style church, and admire the beautiful gold mosaics that decorate the interior. You'll also visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish and make a stop at Capernaum, where Jesus preached and performed several miracles, and view the remains of a famous 2nd-century synagogue. More history unfolds in Acre; a subterranean city and former capital of the Crusader kingdom, today it is one of Israel's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While there, enjoy a tour of the British fortress. A drive along the scenic Mediterranean coast brings you to the ancient city of Caesarea. Originally an ancient Phoenician settlement, the city was given as a gift from Augustus Caesar to Herod the Great in 30 BC. Explore the fascinating ruins, including the Roman theater still in use today as a venue for musical performances. In Haifa, ascend the slopes of Mount Carmel for breathtaking views of the city. Marvel at the gleaming golden dome of Bahá'í Shrine and continue to the 19th-century Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel.,
10/25/2021 10/25/2021
Haifa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa driving to Tzipori (Sepphoris), the Talmudic town where the Mishna was signed; see the beautiful mosaics. Continue to Capernaum; see the ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century. Then, ascend the strategic Golan Heights for a greater understanding of the fierce battles that took place during the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stop at a former Israeli army bunker used as an outpost. Continue to a Golan winery for some wine tasting (time & schedule permitting). On your return to Haifa Port, view the golden-domed Bahai Shrine and the colorful Persian Gardens atop Mt. Carmel.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa and drive to Jerusalem. Begin the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate to the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a com- pletely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center; you’ll see a fantastic com- puter imaging presentation of the Temple Mount some 2000 years ago. Return to the port in Haifa. (Modest Clothing)


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
10/26/2021 10/26/2021
Ashdod

Ashdod 10/27/2021

From the port of Ashdod, explore some of Israel's most famous sites. In Old Jaffa, one of the world's oldest ports, take a stroll along the winding cobblestone streets lined with handicraft shops and art galleries to visit the vibrant Jaffa Flea Market. A walking tour of Tel Aviv includes city hall and the Diaspora Museum, which tells the ongoing story of the Jewish people. You'll also discover the treasures of ancient Jerusalem on a tour of the Old City, including the Dome of the Rock, the greatest monumental building from early Islamic history. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to see the Stations of the Cross and follow in the traditional footsteps of Jesus to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Resurrection Tomb, thought to be the actual site of the crucifixion. Explore the city's Jewish Quarter, and experience Judaism's holiest site, the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall. You'll also take a drive up to the Mount of Olives for a picturesque panoramic view of Jerusalem and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, Mount Zion, and the Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Depart Ashdod and drive to Jerusalem beginning with a magnificent view of the golden city from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City to the restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated resi- dential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We then proceed to Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; visit the Museum, Children’s Pavilion and walk along the Avenue of the Righteous. Return to the port of Ashdod. (Modest clothing required)

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Travel along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowesplacon earth, to Masada. Ascend by cable car to this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod the Greats palace, synagogue and bath-house. Then, opportunity to enjoy an unsinkableswim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Drive via the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, on your return to Ashdod.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Depart Ashdod to the pre-state underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon to learn about the activities of the Haganah. Then, drive through the main streets of Tel Aviv, the “White City”, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, viewing the splendid Bauhaus Architecture. Tel Aviv has the largest number of buildings in this unique style of any city in the world! Continue past the Mann Auditorium, home of the Israeli Philharmonic, Habimah Theatre, the impressive Opera House and Yitzhak Rabin Square, dedicated to the late Prime Minister. On to the old port city of Jaffa, magnificently restored.

Explore the reconstructed Artists’ Quarter with its galleries and boutiques. Visit the fantastic Israeli Museum at the Itzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the extraordinary leader as well as the development of the State of Israel. Time permitting, we’ll stroll through Tel Avivs Carmel Market (be sure to sample the delicious strawberries! ) before return- ing to the Port of Ashdod.


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal

Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
10/27/2021 10/27/2021
Jaffa

Jaffa 10/27/2021

From the port of Ashdod, explore some of Israel's most famous sites. In Old Jaffa, one of the world's oldest ports, take a stroll along the winding cobblestone streets lined with handicraft shops and art galleries to visit the vibrant Jaffa Flea Market. A walking tour of Tel Aviv includes city hall and the Diaspora Museum, which tells the ongoing story of the Jewish people. You'll also discover the treasures of ancient Jerusalem on a tour of the Old City, including the Dome of the Rock, the greatest monumental building from early Islamic history. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to see the Stations of the Cross and follow in the traditional footsteps of Jesus to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Resurrection Tomb, thought to be the actual site of the crucifixion. Explore the city's Jewish Quarter, and experience Judaism's holiest site, the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall. You'll also take a drive up to the Mount of Olives for a picturesque panoramic view of Jerusalem and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, Mount Zion, and the Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls.,
10/27/2021 10/27/2021
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv 10/27/2021

From the port of Ashdod, explore some of Israel's most famous sites. In Old Jaffa, one of the world's oldest ports, take a stroll along the winding cobblestone streets lined with handicraft shops and art galleries to visit the vibrant Jaffa Flea Market. A walking tour of Tel Aviv includes city hall and the Diaspora Museum, which tells the ongoing story of the Jewish people. You'll also discover the treasures of ancient Jerusalem on a tour of the Old City, including the Dome of the Rock, the greatest monumental building from early Islamic history. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to see the Stations of the Cross and follow in the traditional footsteps of Jesus to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Resurrection Tomb, thought to be the actual site of the crucifixion. Explore the city's Jewish Quarter, and experience Judaism's holiest site, the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall. You'll also take a drive up to the Mount of Olives for a picturesque panoramic view of Jerusalem and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, Mount Zion, and the Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls.,
10/27/2021 10/27/2021
Jerusalem

Jerusalem 10/27/2021

From the port of Ashdod, explore some of Israel's most famous sites. In Old Jaffa, one of the world's oldest ports, take a stroll along the winding cobblestone streets lined with handicraft shops and art galleries to visit the vibrant Jaffa Flea Market. A walking tour of Tel Aviv includes city hall and the Diaspora Museum, which tells the ongoing story of the Jewish people. You'll also discover the treasures of ancient Jerusalem on a tour of the Old City, including the Dome of the Rock, the greatest monumental building from early Islamic history. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to see the Stations of the Cross and follow in the traditional footsteps of Jesus to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Resurrection Tomb, thought to be the actual site of the crucifixion. Explore the city's Jewish Quarter, and experience Judaism's holiest site, the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall. You'll also take a drive up to the Mount of Olives for a picturesque panoramic view of Jerusalem and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, Mount Zion, and the Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls.,
10/27/2021 10/27/2021
Ashdod

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Depart Ashdod and drive to Jerusalem beginning with a magnificent view of the golden city from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City to the restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated resi- dential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We then proceed to Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; visit the Museum, Children’s Pavilion and walk along the Avenue of the Righteous. Return to the port of Ashdod. (Modest clothing required)

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Travel along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowesplacon earth, to Masada. Ascend by cable car to this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod the Greats palace, synagogue and bath-house. Then, opportunity to enjoy an unsinkableswim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Drive via the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, on your return to Ashdod.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Depart Ashdod to the pre-state underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon to learn about the activities of the Haganah. Then, drive through the main streets of Tel Aviv, the “White City”, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, viewing the splendid Bauhaus Architecture. Tel Aviv has the largest number of buildings in this unique style of any city in the world! Continue past the Mann Auditorium, home of the Israeli Philharmonic, Habimah Theatre, the impressive Opera House and Yitzhak Rabin Square, dedicated to the late Prime Minister. On to the old port city of Jaffa, magnificently restored.

Explore the reconstructed Artists’ Quarter with its galleries and boutiques. Visit the fantastic Israeli Museum at the Itzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the extraordinary leader as well as the development of the State of Israel. Time permitting, we’ll stroll through Tel Avivs Carmel Market (be sure to sample the delicious strawberries! ) before return- ing to the Port of Ashdod.


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal

Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
10/28/2021 10/28/2021
Cairo (Port Said)

Cairo (Port Said) 10/29/2021

An extraordinary experience awaits as our ship slips into a convoy of vessels for the southbound transit of one of the world's greatest engineering feats: the 101-mile-long Suez Canal. Its completion in 1869 marked the severing of the African and Asian continents, providing a convenient shortcut for ships that formerly made the arduous and lengthy journey around the Cape of Good Hope. Learn the history of the canal and the ancient trade routes that preceded it and our vantage points on deck afford us up-close views of the contrasts in landscape: rugged terrain on one side and lush greenery on the other.,
10/29/2021 10/29/2021
Suez Canal

Suez Canal 10/29/2021

An extraordinary experience awaits as our ship slips into a convoy of vessels for the southbound transit of one of the world's greatest engineering feats: the 101-mile-long Suez Canal. Its completion in 1869 marked the severing of the African and Asian continents, providing a convenient shortcut for ships that formerly made the arduous and lengthy journey around the Cape of Good Hope. Learn the history of the canal and the ancient trade routes that preceded it and our vantage points on deck afford us up-close views of the contrasts in landscape: rugged terrain on one side and lush greenery on the other.,
10/29/2021 10/29/2021
Captain's Choice

Captain's Choice 10/30/2021

Today, board a local boat for a delightful snorkeling experience among the colorful coral reefs.,
10/30/2021 10/30/2021
Luxor (Safaga)
10/31/2021 10/31/2021
Luxor
10/31/2021 10/31/2021
Luxor

Luxor 11/01/2021

Disembark in Safaga and depart overland for Luxor, the site of the ancient city of Thebes. Check into the Hilton Luxor Resort, the ideal base from which to explore the ancient culture of the Nile Valley. Visit the Temple of Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinxes. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall; its expertly aligned columns, the largest of which is 80 feet high with a 33-foot circumference, are an amazing sight to behold. At the striking Temple of Luxor, view the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons, the Courtyard of Ramses II behind the East Tower, and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 14 papyrus-headed columns, some towering up to 50 feet in height. The Temple of Hathor at Denderah is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. View its massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages, and columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. Return to the ship on November 1, arriving in time for dinner.,
11/01/2021 11/01/2021
Luxor (Safaga)

Luxor (Safaga) 11/01/2021

Disembark in Safaga and depart overland for Luxor, the site of the ancient city of Thebes. Check into the Hilton Luxor Resort, the ideal base from which to explore the ancient culture of the Nile Valley. Visit the Temple of Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinxes. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall; its expertly aligned columns, the largest of which is 80 feet high with a 33-foot circumference, are an amazing sight to behold. At the striking Temple of Luxor, view the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons, the Courtyard of Ramses II behind the East Tower, and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 14 papyrus-headed columns, some towering up to 50 feet in height. The Temple of Hathor at Denderah is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. View its massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages, and columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. Return to the ship on November 1, arriving in time for dinner.,
11/01/2021 11/01/2021
Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh 11/02/2021

From the coastal town of Sharm El Sheikh, take a scenic cruise to Ras Mohammed, where the Gulf of Aqaba meets the Gulf of Suez, for a day of snorkeling.,
11/02/2021 11/02/2021
Ras Mohammed

Ras Mohammed 11/02/2021

From the coastal town of Sharm El Sheikh, take a scenic cruise to Ras Mohammed, where the Gulf of Aqaba meets the Gulf of Suez, for a day of snorkeling.,
11/02/2021 11/02/2021
Petra (Aqaba)

Petra (Aqaba) 11/03/2021

Disembark this morning and board 4x4 vehicles for a ride through Wadi Rum, the majestic valley made famous by T.E. Lawrence and featured in the epic movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy tea with a Bedouin family before tucking in to a sumptuous lunch surrounded by dramatic sandstone formations that tower over the desert floor strewn with immense boulders. Continue overland along the King's Highway through the Jordanian countryside, passing the spectacular canyon of Wadi Mujib en route to Amman. Check into the InterContinental Amman for dinner and overnight.,
11/03/2021 11/03/2021
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 11/03/2021

Disembark this morning and board 4x4 vehicles for a ride through Wadi Rum, the majestic valley made famous by T.E. Lawrence and featured in the epic movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy tea with a Bedouin family before tucking in to a sumptuous lunch surrounded by dramatic sandstone formations that tower over the desert floor strewn with immense boulders. Continue overland along the King's Highway through the Jordanian countryside, passing the spectacular canyon of Wadi Mujib en route to Amman. Check into the InterContinental Amman for dinner and overnight.,
11/03/2021 11/03/2021
Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum 11/03/2021

Disembark this morning and board 4x4 vehicles for a ride through Wadi Rum, the majestic valley made famous by T.E. Lawrence and featured in the epic movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy tea with a Bedouin family before tucking in to a sumptuous lunch surrounded by dramatic sandstone formations that tower over the desert floor strewn with immense boulders. Continue overland along the King's Highway through the Jordanian countryside, passing the spectacular canyon of Wadi Mujib en route to Amman. Check into the InterContinental Amman for dinner and overnight.,
11/03/2021 11/03/2021
Amman

Amman 11/03/2021

Disembark this morning and board 4x4 vehicles for a ride through Wadi Rum, the majestic valley made famous by T.E. Lawrence and featured in the epic movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy tea with a Bedouin family before tucking in to a sumptuous lunch surrounded by dramatic sandstone formations that tower over the desert floor strewn with immense boulders. Continue overland along the King's Highway through the Jordanian countryside, passing the spectacular canyon of Wadi Mujib en route to Amman. Check into the InterContinental Amman for dinner and overnight.,
11/03/2021 11/03/2021
Amman

Amman 11/04/2021

Board your independent homeward flight, arriving in the USA the same day.,
11/04/2021 11/04/2021
Zegrahm Expeditions: Caledonian Sky
The all-suite, 100-guest Caledonian Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Refurbished in 2012, her beautifully designed public spaces include a single-seating dining room, a large lounge with piano, elegant bar, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, sun deck, library, and small gym. All suites have an ocean view and feature a sitting room, en suite bathroom, flat screen television, spacious wardrobes, and dressing table. The Caledonian Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shorelines and islands, and is equipped to offer scuba diving.
Features and Amenities
DINING:

  • The main restaurant can accommodate all guests at one seating.
  • Most diets can be catered for on board, but special dietary requests must be made in advance.
  • Breakfast is served buffet-style and a la carte.
  • Dinner is served in the main restaurant. When weather permits, meals can also be served on deck.
  • Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day.
SERVICES:

  • Caledonian Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs.
  • Laundry services (no dry cleaning), a hair salon, and a small doctor’s office are available on board. Rates are posted.
  • The U.K. pound is the currency used on board. Traveler’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted for payment of shipboard accounts.
  • Wi-fi access is available throughout the ship. Rates are posted.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
1992
Year Refurbished
2012
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Renaissance Eight
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
4,200
Guests (Lowers)
100
Total Guests
100
Passenger Decks
7
Number of Crew
70
Officers' Nationality
European & South African
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Filipino
Total Rooms
57
Suites
57
Balconies
4
Ocean/River View
57
Interior
Accessible
ACTIVITIES:

Zegrahm's expeditions are educational and active outdoor adventures, and the majority of activities are scheduled off the ship. There will be opportunities for hikes and walks, birding tours, Zodiac excursions, and, depending on the location and time of year, cultural visits and snorkeling and diving. Activities for each program are detailed in the itinerary and included in the cost of the voyage unless specifically noted.

Zegrahm Expeditions provides an onboard lecture series on a regular basis. These presentations cover aspects of the voyage and the surrounding environment. In the evenings and on days at sea, they occasionally show movies or videos relevant to the destinations. Traditional ship entertainment (song and dance, lounge acts) is not featured on their programs. However, there are often cultural performances organized on the landings, where you can see native dances and/or musical performances.

DINING:

  • The main restaurant can accommodate all guests at one seating.
  • Most diets can be catered for on board, but special dietary requests must be made in advance.
  • Breakfast is served buffet-style and a la carte.
  • Dinner is served in the main restaurant. When weather permits, meals can also be served on deck.
  • Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day.
SERVICES:

  • Caledonian Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs.
  • Laundry services (no dry cleaning), a hair salon, and a small doctor’s office are available on board. Rates are posted.
  • The U.K. pound is the currency used on board. Traveler’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted for payment of shipboard accounts.
  • Wi-fi access is available throughout the ship. Rates are posted.
GENERAL:

  • Gratuities are included in your cruise fare.
  • Smoking is permitted only on outside decks or in designated areas. Smoking is NOT permitted in the cabins.
  • Stairs and an elevator service all decks.
  • The bridge is available to visit most times throughout the day, contingent upon weather, security, and navigation conditions.
All suites feature ocean views and have two twin beds that can be reconfigured into one queen, a sitting area, a well-appointed en suite bathroom, large closets, vanity table, small refrigerator, television, personal safe, hair dryer, assorted toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, and American style outlets (two flat prongs) at 110 volts.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of August 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Owner's Corner Suite with Balcony (OCS) Call for Price
Owner's Corner Suite with Balcony
  • Category: OCS
  • Promenade Deck
  • Square Feet: 215
  • Patio doors leading to private balcony
  • Twin beds that convert to queen
  • Sitting area
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Large closets
  • Vanity table
  • Small refrigerator
  • Television
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • American-style (dual flat prongs) 110v outlets
Premium Balcony Suites (PBS) Call for Price
Premium Balcony Suites
  • Category: PBS
  • Promenade Deck
  • Square Feet: 240
  • Forward-facing portholes and direct deck access via a sliding glass door
  • Twin beds that convert to queen
  • Sitting area
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Large closets
  • Vanity table
  • Small refrigerator
  • Television
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • American-style (dual flat prongs) 110v outlets
Deluxe Balcony Suite (DBS) Call for Price
Deluxe Balcony Suite
  • Category: DBS
  • Bridge Deck
  • Square Feet: 220
  • Direct deck access via sliding glass door
  • Twin beds that convert to queen
  • Sitting area
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Large closets
  • Vanity table
  • Small refrigerator
  • Television
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • American-style (dual flat prongs) 110v outlets
Premium Suite (PREST) Call for Price
Premium Suite
  • Category: PREST
  • Promenade Deck
  • Square Feet: 220
  • Picture windows
  • Twin beds that convert to queen
  • Sitting area
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Large closets
  • Vanity table
  • Small refrigerator
  • Television
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • American-style (dual flat prongs) 110v outlets
Superior Suite (SUPST) Call for Price
Superior Suite
  • Category: SUPST
  • Caledonian Deck
  • Square Feet: 230
  • Large picture windows
  • Twin beds that convert to queen
  • Sitting area
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Large closets
  • Vanity table
  • Small refrigerator
  • Television
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • American-style (dual flat prongs) 110v outlets
Standard Suite (STAST) Call for Price
Standard Suite
  • Category: STAST
  • Castle Deck
  • Square Feet: 240
  • Three portholes
  • Twin beds that convert to queen
  • Sitting area
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Large closets
  • Vanity table
  • Small refrigerator
  • Television
  • Personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • American-style (dual flat prongs) 110v outlets

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Unless otherwise noted, daily excursion options are included in the cost of the trip. Zegrahm Expeditions does its best to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, but in the spirit of the expeditionary style of travel the itinerary may deviate slightly to take full advantage of encounters with the destination and its people, culture, and wildlife.

Includes: Daily activity options including cultural tours, nature walks, and Zodiac cruises; all accommodations; world-class lecture and expedition team; all onboard meals and group meals ashore, including soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner; all entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges; arrival and departure transfers on group dates*; gift certificates for recommended expedition gear and reading materials; and medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance. *Restrictions may apply.

Excludes: Airfare from your home city/Cairns/Rabaul and Koror/home city; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, alcoholic beverages (other than listed above), and other incidentals; and email/Internet/fax/telephone charges.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Panorama Deck
Bridge Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Balcony Suite (DBS)
Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Corner Suite with Balcony (OCS)
  • Premium Balcony Suites (PBS)
  • Premium Suite (PREST)
Caledonian Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Superior Suite (SUPST)
Castle Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Standard Suite (STAST)
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