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Historic Cities & Sites of Israel

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Historic Cities & Sites of Israel

Location
Greece, Israel
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
5-Night Pre-Cruise | 5-Night Post-Cruise

Prices starting from

€5 139 EUR/Per Person

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This five-night immersive program provides an opportunity to experience many of Israel’s most emotive and moving sites and key landmarks, from the modern bars and beaches in Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean Sea to the vineyards on the Sea of Galilee, and from the heights of Masada to the lowest point on earth—the Dead Sea. Israel is a land of contrasts and breathtaking beauty, which never fails to leave a lasting impact on all who visit her. 

All Passport details should be confirmed at the time of booking. Sales of this program close 90 days prior: book early to avoid disappointment, as space is limited.

Highlights

Tel Aviv: Walk down Rothschild Boulevard through the central area of town known as the “White City,” and home to more buildings in the Bauhaus architecture style than any city in the world.

Nazareth & Bethlehem: Visit Jesus’ boyhood town where Mary learned from the angel, Gabriel, that she was to have a child, as well as the site of the nativity.

Jerusalem: Explore all four quarters of the Old City, and visit highlight attractions including Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Yad Vashem: Located on the Mount of Remembrance, Israel’s official memorial to the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust is nothing short of powerful.

The Dead Sea: Soothe in the natural minerals at the lowest point on earth.

Pre & Post Voyage: Offered both pre- and post-cruise for a comprehensive overview of Israel’s history, culture, and diversity.

Highlights

  • Tel Aviv: Walk down Rothschild Boulevard through the central area of town known as the “White City,” and home to more buildings in the Bauhaus architecture style than any city in the world.

  • Nazareth & Bethlehem: Visit Jesus’ boyhood town where Mary learned from the angel, Gabriel, that she was to have a child, as well as the site of the nativity.

  • Jerusalem: Explore all four quarters of the Old City, and visit highlight attractions including Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

  • Yad Vashem: Located on the Mount of Remembrance, Israel’s official memorial to the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust is nothing short of powerful.

  • The Dead Sea: Soothe in the natural minerals at the lowest point on earth.

  • Pre & Post Voyage: Offered both pre- and post-cruise for a comprehensive overview of Israel’s history, culture, and diversity.

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Tel Aviv
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    Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Relax and enjoy lunch at your leisure before your Israel experience commences with a walk along Rothschild Boulevard to see its Bauhaus architecture, and visit artsy Neve Tzedek, one of the first established neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, passing by Independence Hall, where David Ben Gurion proclaimed the establishment of The State of Israel, along the way. Time permitting, you’ll be taken on a brief tour of Jaffa, too. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

  • Day 2
    Nazareth
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    Meet your guide and travel to Nazareth, in Northern Israel’s Lower Galilee. Best known as Jesus’ boyhood home, and the town where Mary learned from the Angel Gabriel that she was to have a child. Today, it’s the largest Arab city in the country. Then, head to Capernaum to tour the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before traveling onwards to your hotel in Tiberias. This evening, dinner will be at a local restaurant, after which you can enjoy some time at your leisure. We suggest taking a walk along the seafront promenade.

  • Day 3
    Jerusalem
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    This morning, set out for Jerusalem, stopping at Qasr el Yahud, the traditional baptismal site on the Jordan River, and continue onto Jericho which some consider to be the oldest city in the world. During your visit, take a cable car up to the Mount of Temptation, and see Zacchaeus’ Sycamore Tree and visit Tel Jericho (or Tell es-Sultan), a UNESCO-nominated archaeological site. After lunch at a local restaurant, journey onto Bethlehem, best known as the site of the nativity, where you’ll visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square, before making your way into Jerusalem. Dinner will be at your hotel this evening.

  • Day 4
    Jerusalem
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    Today you’ll experience all four quarters of the Old City, whose history dates back more than 3,000 years. Highlights and attractions include Temple Mount (safety permitting), the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, the Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, the Tomb of King David, the Garden tomb, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher—the site of the crucifixion and Jesus’ tomb. You’ll have time to explore the Arab Market and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before proceeding to Yad Vashem, on the slopes of the Mount of Remembrance. Explore at your own pace before heading back to your hotel where dinner will be served this evening.

  • Day 5
    The Dead Sea
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    Start your morning by taking in panoramic views of the city from the Mount of Olives before heading east, passing the Dead Sea, and the Qumran caves, where The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant en route to Masada, one of King Herod's desert fortresses, perched on a plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. The Northern Palace 'hangs' at three levels from the cliff face and offers breathtaking views over the Dead Sea and surrounding desert. After, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to Athens where, upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. The balance of the evening is at leisure.

  • Day 6
    Begin Your Azamara® Voyage
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    This morning, you’ll be met by your guide and driver, and assisted to the local cruise terminal, where you’ll board your Azamara® cruise.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Athens
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    Upon arrival in Athens, you’ll be met at the pier for a panoramic tour of the city before embarking on your flight to Tel Aviv. Here, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Relax and freshen up before your pre-dinner tour through Old Jaffa, a separate enclave of Tel Aviv with a 4,000-plus-year-old history. Invaded by everyone from pharaohs to Napoleon, it’s a city with a long timeline of battles, victories, and defeats. But today it’s a place in which Arabs, Christians, and Jews commingle, and where ancient and bohemian collide. This evening, dinner will be at your hotel.

  • Day 2
    Nazareth
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    Meet your guide and travel to Nazareth, in Northern Israel’s Lower Galilee. Best known as Jesus’ boyhood home, and the town where Mary learned from the Angel Gabriel that she was to have a child. Today, it’s the largest Arab city in the country. Then, head to Capernaum to tour the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before traveling onwards to your hotel in Tiberias. This evening, dinner will be at a local restaurant, after which you can enjoy some time at your leisure. We suggest taking a walk along the seafront promenade.

  • Day 3
    Jerusalem
    Read More +

    This morning, set out for Jerusalem, stopping at Qasr el Yahud, the traditional baptismal site on the Jordan River, and continue onto Jericho which some consider to be the oldest city in the world. During your visit, take a cable car up to the Mount of Temptation, and see Zacchaeus’ Sycamore Tree and visit Tel Jericho (or Tell es-Sultan), a UNESCO-nominated archaeological site. After lunch at a local restaurant, journey onto Bethlehem, best known as the site of the nativity, where you’ll visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square, before making your way into Jerusalem. Dinner will be at your hotel this evening.

  • Day 4
    Jerusalem
    Read More +

    Today you’ll experience all four quarters of the Old City, whose history dates back more than 3,000 years. Highlights and attractions include Temple Mount (safety permitting), the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, the Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, the Tomb of King David, the Garden tomb, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher—the site of the crucifixion and Jesus’ tomb. You’ll have time to explore the Arab Market and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before proceeding to Yad Vashem, on the slopes of the Mount of Remembrance. Explore at your own pace before heading back to your hotel where dinner will be served this evening.

  • Day 5
    The Dead Sea
    Read More +

    Start your morning by taking in panoramic views of the city from the Mount of Olives before heading east, passing the Dead Sea, and the Qumran caves, where The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant en route to Masada, one of King Herod's desert fortresses, perched on a plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. The Northern Palace 'hangs' at three levels from the cliff face and offers breathtaking views over the Dead Sea and surrounding desert. After, you’ll return to your hotel before regrouping for dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 6
    Return Home
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    This morning, you’ll be met by your guide and driver, and assisted to the airport for your homeward-bound flight.

Voyages Available For This Land Program

  • 5-Night Pre-Voyage Program
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Sailing:

Jul

10

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Pursuit Azamara Pursuit
Embark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
€2 339 EUR

Land Program from
€5 139 EUR

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
€120

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Jul

10

2021

from
€2 339 EUR

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Ports of Call:

  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Paros, Greece
  • Skiathos, Greece
  • Volos (Meteora), Greece
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Kavala (Philippi), Greece
  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
  • Milos, Greece

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Sailing:

Aug

3

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Pursuit Azamara Pursuit
Embark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Debark Venice, Italy Venice, Italy

Voyage Only from
€2 255 EUR

Land Program from
€5 139 EUR

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
€129

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3

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Ports of Call:

  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Patmos, Greece
  • Rhodes (Lindos), Greece
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Pylos, Greece
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Venice, Italy

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Sailing:

Sep

14

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Pursuit Azamara Pursuit
Embark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
€4 342 EUR

Land Program from
€5 139 EUR

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
€352

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Sailing:

Sep

14

2021

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€4 342 EUR

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Ports of Call:

  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
  • Bosphorus Strait (Cruising)
  • Varna, Bulgaria
  • Constanta (Bucharest), Romania
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Sochi, Russia
  • Batumi, Georgia
  • Sinop, Turkey
  • Istanbul, Turkey

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Sailing:

Nov

2

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Journey Azamara Journey
Embark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Debark Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Voyage Only from
€2 968 EUR

Land Program from
€5 139 EUR

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
€436

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Sailing:

Nov

2

2021

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€2 968 EUR

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Ports of Call:

  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete
  • Suez Canal (Passage)
  • Safaga (Luxor), Egypt
  • Aqaba (Petra), Jordan
  • Eilat, Israel
  • Salalah, Oman
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Show Promotions

Solo Cruise Deals

Solo voyagers just pay the double occupancy fares plus 50% on select voyages.

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Up to 85% off second guest

Our Black Friday sale offers the richest savings with up to 85% off second guest when you book by 5th December 2020.*

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