8-night The Levant, Egypt, & the Red Sea Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Jacques Cartier
Destination:
Antalya/Petra (Aqaba)
Departure Date:
11/2/2020
Length:
8
Offer ID:
1354229
from
$5030


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Antalya
Suggested Private Excursion
11/2/2020
11/2/2020

This sun-drenched Mediterranean town on the Turkish Riviera is a major resort with a beautiful crescent bay, dramatic cliffs, and jagged mountains. It is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards and a prize-winning marina. In picturesque old quarter, narrow streets and old wooden houses huddle against ancient city walls. Antalya's visitors come see the old town with its picturesque harbor and excellent Archaeological Museum. Its outstanding exhibits provide fascinating glimpses into the life of the region. In the surrounding area are additional attractions such as Aspendos, Perge and Side. Their remains of antiquity are considered among the most impressive sites. Visit Hadrian's Gate and Main Square, which with its landmark clock tower offers views of the bay and distant mountain peaks. Karatay Medrese (Theological College) exemplifies the best of Seljuk stone carving. Ataturk Museum features a collection of interesting memorabilia commemorating the founder of Turkey.

Suggested Private Excursions

Antalya: The Greco-Roman Heritage of Antalya, Perge & Side - 7 hours

Larnaca
11/3/2020
11/3/2020

Lanarca is renowned for it's pristine beaches. Some of the most famous beaches, including Phinikoudes, have water sport activities as well as fishing and boating excursions. Phinikoudes also boasts a strip of cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants on the beach front, which particularly gets crowded during the summer months. Lanarca is also an excellent snorkeling and diving location with some of the finest shipwrecks in the world.

Beirut
11/4/2020
11/4/2020

In the Lebanese capital Beirut, scars from conflict can still be seen – but is no longer a focal point. Historical downtown has been revived to nearly its pre-war glory where several government buildings and churches beckon to be visited. The new restaurants and cafes in the area will certainly draw visitors in and make them feel a part of Beiruti life. What is more fascinating than the renovated structures are the colorful people that flock to the Corniche, a wide boardwalk area near the shoreline. Here the essence of Beirut can truly be appreciated where it’s diverse mix of religions and cultures come together in the rituals of daily life. Whether it is admiring the renovations, visiting the recently reopened museums or sipping coffee at the Corniche, Beirut is a city not to be missed.

Cairo (Port Said)
11/5/2020
11/5/2020

Port Said has a lovely view which runs along its attractive beach. The city is located at the northern end of the Suez Canal. Situated largely on man-made land, the city was founded on a low sandy strip separating the Mediterranean from Lake Al-Manzilah. Lying at the junction of Africa & Asia, it is a famous and vital sea route between east & west.

Suez Canal
11/6/2020
11/6/2020

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

Sokhna
11/6/2020
11/6/2020

Sokhna is situated in the northwestern coast of Egypt. The climate in this destination is classified as hot desert, with normal temperatures ranging in the high 90’s. The beautiful sandy turquoise water beaches bring in many tourists looking to relieve some stress and enjoy a calming yet memorable holiday. Relax and enjoy the calm waters of the red sea, or have a guide introduce you to some of the amazing pyramids Egyptian terrain has to offer. 

Sokhna
11/7/2020
11/7/2020

Sokhna is situated in the northwestern coast of Egypt. The climate in this destination is classified as hot desert, with normal temperatures ranging in the high 90’s. The beautiful sandy turquoise water beaches bring in many tourists looking to relieve some stress and enjoy a calming yet memorable holiday. Relax and enjoy the calm waters of the red sea, or have a guide introduce you to some of the amazing pyramids Egyptian terrain has to offer. 

Eilat
11/8/2020
11/8/2020


Eilat's desert weather keeps the water temperature warm, making it an ideal location for enjoying water-activities (particularly scuba diving) and the calm beaches of the Red Sea. Visitors can also go bird watching, as Eilat is the headquarters for the International Birdwatching Center. Adventure seekers can trek through the desert of the Timna Valley National Park by foot, jeep, or camel. There you can view a sandstone rock formation known as the Mushroom, or possibly encounter one of the many endangered species of the region.

Eilat
11/9/2020
11/9/2020


Eilat's desert weather keeps the water temperature warm, making it an ideal location for enjoying water-activities (particularly scuba diving) and the calm beaches of the Red Sea. Visitors can also go bird watching, as Eilat is the headquarters for the International Birdwatching Center. Adventure seekers can trek through the desert of the Timna Valley National Park by foot, jeep, or camel. There you can view a sandstone rock formation known as the Mushroom, or possibly encounter one of the many endangered species of the region.

Petra (Aqaba)
11/10/2020
11/10/2020

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
11/2/2020
Number of Nights
8
Cruise Inclusions:
  • In partnership with PARIS MATCH.
  • A brand-new cruise between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, in the footsteps of ancient civilisations.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the rupestrian sites of Cappadocia (before your cruise), Byblos from Beirut, the Pyramids of Gizeh (from Ain Sokhna), from Eilat the majestic fortress of Massada looming over the Dead Sea, Petra (after your cruise).
  • Crossing the Suez Canal.
  • Sail in the Red Sea, surrounded by some of the world’s most renowned seabeds.
  • Before your cruise, you have the opportunity to discover the sublime region of Cappadocia with its “fairy chimneys”, its troglodyte homes and its rock-hewn sanctuaries.
  • After your cruise, you have the opportunity of visiting the ancient caravan city of Petra, with its beautiful tombs and its walls sculpted out of solid rock.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1354229

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Company Info

Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
801 Laurel Oak Drive
Suite 300
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 261-1177
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