The Holy Land and Greek Isles (14 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Civitavecchia, Italy to Piraeus, Greece
Dates: 10 Oct 2019 - 23 Oct 2019

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10 Oct 2019
Civitavecchia, Italy
6:00 PM
11 Oct 2019
Sorrento, Italy
7:00 AM 10:00 PM
12 Oct 2019
Ionian Sea (Cruising)
13 Oct 2019
Khaniá, Greece
12:00 PM 9:00 PM
14 Oct 2019
Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
15 Oct 2019
Haifa, Israel
6:00 AM 10:00 PM
16 Oct 2019
Ashdod, Israel
7:00 AM
17 Oct 2019
Ashdod, Israel
9:00 PM
18 Oct 2019
Paphos, Cyprus
12:00 PM 7:00 PM
DAY 10
19 Oct 2019
Líndos, Greece
12:00 PM 10:00 PM
DAY 11
20 Oct 2019
Santorini, Greece
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 12
21 Oct 2019
Pátmos, Greece
7:30 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 13
22 Oct 2019
Piraeus, Greece
8:00 AM
DAY 14
23 Oct 2019
Piraeus, Greece
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For 10 Oct 2019 - 23 Oct 2019
Your Onboard Host(s):
Fran Thorz

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Holy Sights, Ethnic Quarters and the Bustling Bazaar - Ashdod - 2019 ( 8 Hours )
Ashdod, Israel | 16 Oct 2019

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Our day of exploring Jerusalem begins en route, as we pass through the rolling Judean Hills from our port of Ashdod to our first stop at the Israel Museum. We’ll see the impressive 21,000-square-foot Model of Jerusalem, before driving to the Mount of Olives. From here we have views to the Temple Mount, with Al-Aqsa mosque and the gold-topped Dome of the Rock—one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Our route then takes us past the Garden of Gethsemane and the colorful Church of All Nations.

Our walking tour begins as we enter the Old City through the sixteenth-century Dung Gate to the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world. We continue through the buzzing Muslim and Christian quarters, along a portion of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be the place of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.

We’ll break for lunch at Bulghourji, in the Armenian Quarter, for a meal of typical Jerusalem-style cold salads and breads, along with Armenian-style kebabs. After, we’ll continue walking through the Old City’s colorful bazaars to the Cardo, Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare during the Roman and Byzantine eras. We’ll conclude at Zion Gate and reboard our coach for a drive through New Jerusalem, passing modern structures like the Jerusalem Theater and the President’s Residence, before concluding our rich day in the Holy Land.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire, sun protection, and comfortable walking shoes. When visiting religious sites, clothing should cover shoulders and knees. Tour includes about 2.5 hours walking through cobbled streets, and about 20 – 40 steps.

Virtuoso Voyages shore experience arranged by: TRAVEX- Israel Travel Experts

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Crystal Serenity

The Evolution of Crystal Luxury continues in November 2018 as the 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity undergoes a multi-million-dollar transformation to welcome just 980 guests with more suites and penthouses, new culinary options with open seating, and expanded technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi.

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  • Airfare, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore. Port charges, taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges. Personal expenses and anything not noted as included.

About Us

For the past 26 years, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury ocean travel by providing the finest travel experience. Building upon its unrivaled reputation, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ has now embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality: over the next three years, Crystal will introduce three brand-new classes of cruising and even its own luxury aircraft. Winner of the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016).

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“World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years.

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Shore Excursions

Civitavecchia, Italy - 10 Oct 2019

Sorrento, Italy - 11 Oct 2019

Piraeus, Greece - 23 Oct 2019

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