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Middle East Mosaic | 34 Nights | Departs May 3, 2015

 

Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

Ports:

May, 3

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

May, 4

-Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

May, 5

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

May, 6

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

May, 7

-Salalah, Oman

May, 8

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

May, 9

-Cruise the Gulf of Aden

May, 10

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 11

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 12

-Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

May, 13

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 14

-Cruise the Gulf of Suez Canal

May, 15

-Transit Suez Canal

May, 16

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 17

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 18

-Limassol, Cyprus

May, 19

-Rhodes, Greece

May, 20

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 21

-Valletta, Malta

May, 22

-At Sea

May, 23

-Barcelona, Spain

May, 24

-Valencia, Spain

May, 25

-Alicante, Spain

May, 26

-Málaga (Granada), Spain

May, 27

-Gibraltar, United Kingdom

May, 28

-Seville (Cádiz), Spain

May, 29

-Lisbon, Portugal

May, 30

-Lisbon, Portugal

May, 31

-Oporto, Portugal

Jun, 1

-La Coruña, Spain

Jun, 2

-Bilbao, Spain

Jun, 3

-Bordeaux, France

Jun, 4

-Bordeaux, France

Jun, 5

-Cruise Bay of Biscay and English Channel

Jun, 6

-London (Southampton), England

Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel-port

Visit the land of miracles - Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha, or venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa. The Panorama Center in Central Carmel offers some of the country’s best women’s clothing stores. For antiques and crafts, head to the boutiques on Massada Street. South of Haifa, the artists’ village of Ein Hod offers hand-blown glass, pottery, silver, gold, and crafts. From French to Continental to Middle Eastern cuisine, dining choices abound. Fresh fish and grilled lamb dishes are the highlight. The best dessert is homemade kanafeh, a traditional ancient dish of baked sweet cheese, pistachio and honey.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Day in Jerusalem and Bethlehem
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • A Day in Jerusalem
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Safed, Winery Visit and the Golan Heights
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Safed, Kibbutz Visit and the Golan Heights
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Eternal Jerusalem
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Panoramic Jerusalem
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity RequiredMeal
  • Herod's Dream - Caesarea Maritime
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Acre and the Crusaders' Kingdom
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Jerusalem Old City
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Panormamic Galilee & Golan Heights
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Masada & the Dead Sea
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Tel Aviv Orientation and Jaffa
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Galilee Splendors and Golan Heights
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee - Half Day
    Light Activity /Walking
  • A Day in Jerusalem and Bethlehem

    Moderate Activity/Walking Meal
    Duration: 13 hours
    Tour Code: hfa-001
    Price:

    Free

    Your tour begins with a beautiful scenic drive from Haifa into the Judean Hills. As you ascend into these hauntingly stark hills, your coach will be traveling along the same route used for centuries to reach Jerusalem. The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty and was once considered the center of the world. As you navigate your way through this amazing city, you will pass some of Israel's most notable landmarks, such as the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) and the State Supreme High Court. After an interesting overview of the city, you'll proceed toward the Mount of Olives where time will be allowed to take photos from this highly favorable vantage point that provides an unparalleled and breathtaking panorama of the walled Old City. Near the base of the Mount, you will find the picturesque Gardens of Gethsemane, site of an ancient olive oil press yard that is surrounded by 1,000-year-old trees. Here you can also see the impressive Church of All Nations.

    Following an unforgettable morning, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch at a local hotel before it's time to continue your exploration of this fascinating destination with a walking tour of the historical Old City. Entering via the Jaffa Gate, your walk will take you past some of the most sacred sites in religious history. As you make your way along a route that flanks the colorful bazaar, you'll observe the Christian Quarter, which rests beside a part of the famous Via Dolorosa, believed by many to be the route Jesus followed as he carried his cross to Calvary. Amongst the sites you will view is the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. With its stunning blue and gold ceramic tiles, this amazing shrine is considered the third holiest site in Islam. You will also view the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world because it is believed to have been closest to where the Holy Ark once stood. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also included. Perched on the hill known as Golgotha, the Church marks the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

    Rejoining your coach, you'll leave the city behind and make your way through the Judean Hills to the edge of the desert, where the legendary town of Bethlehem is found. Your time here includes a visit to Manger Square and the renowned Church of the Nativity. This extraordinary church is built over a grotto that is believed to be the location of Jesus' birth. Due to time constraints and very long lines to enter the actual grotto, doing so is usually not a possibility. After what will no doubt be a highly memorable visit, you'll re-board your coach and enjoy a leisurely drive back to the ship.

    Please note: The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. There is approximately 2 hours of walking, some of it strenuous with steep steps to negotiate in the churches; therefore, it is not recommended for those guests with mobility concerns. When visiting the religious sites, your head must be covered and conservative attire is required. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Lightweight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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