Israel Intensive Voyage (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Azamara
Piraeus, Greece to Piraeus, Greece
Dates: 04 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019

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04 Sep 2019
Piraeus, Greece
6:00 PM
05 Sep 2019
06 Sep 2019
Limassol, Cyprus
8:00 AM 8:00 PM
07 Sep 2019
Haifa, Israel
8:00 AM
08 Sep 2019
Haifa, Israel
10:00 PM
09 Sep 2019
Ashdod, Israel
8:00 AM
10 Sep 2019
Ashdod, Israel
11 Sep 2019
Ashdod, Israel
6:00 PM
12 Sep 2019
DAY 10
13 Sep 2019
Heraklion, Greece
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 11
14 Sep 2019
Piraeus, Greece
6:00 AM
Israel Intensive Voyage map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

04 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019

Your Onboard Hosts:

Lily Sasson, Nadine Berkowitz

Guests may select one of the following benefits.

Please consult your Virtuoso travel advisor for restrictions and fees that apply to 3rd and 4th passengers in the cabin.

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

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

09 Sep 2019 | Ashdod, Israel

This option is available for a $75 late/change fee per person. Registrations will be accepted, and the fee waived for verified new reservations.

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

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

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$175 USD Personalized Experience Credit Per Person

This option is available for a $75 late/change fee per person. Registrations will be accepted, and the fee waived for verified new reservations.

The Personalized Experience Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. You and your advisor will select a Virtuoso experience or product and Virtuoso sends the credit to your agency after the cruise. (This is not an onboard credit.) Per person, based on double occupancy.

$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is available for a $75 late/change fee per person. Registrations will be accepted, and the fee waived for verified new reservations.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

Guests may also enjoy these benefits. Restrictions may apply.

Welcome Reception

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About the Ship

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Azamara Pursuit

The Azamara Pursuit, is comparable in size to the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. The ship will be updated similar to the renovations recently introduced on the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, bringing guests the experience of a boutique hotel at sea.

What's Included


  • AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages); Select standard spirits, international beers and wines; Gratuities;Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees; Suites receive additional benefits.

Not Included

  • Premium Spirits; Bottles wine; Shore Excursions; Port taxes & fees

About Us

Award-winning Azamara Club Cruises® is known for authentic destination experiences and the friendly, club-like feeling onboard its two 690-passenger ships. With late or overnight stays on more than half of all port visits, Azamara guests enjoy richer local experiences.

Enjoy a Complimentary "AzAmazing Evenings" on almost every voyage. These unique evening events highlight the best of local culture and cuisine in stunning settings. Perhaps it will be an evening of French wines, cuisine and music at the gorgeous Le Hall de la Bourse in Bordeaux or a garden party under the stars at Villa Rufolo on the Amalfi Coast.

Insider Tip

Complimentary gratuities, select spirits, int'l beers & wines, bottled water & soft drinks, specialty coffees & teas, shuttle service to city center from port (where available) & butlers in suites.


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Terms & Conditions


Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in USD, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by ship, departure date, and stateroom category. All rates, savings offers and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Savings offers may be withdrawn at any time. Azamara reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice.

Virtuoso Voyages Hosted program amenities are valid for new, individual FIT bookings made on certain eligible voyages. Program is not combinable with reduced rate offers which include but are not limited to Book.Pay.Save Guarantee /Last Minute Voyages rates, Interline rates, Closed User rates, and Net rates. Amenities apply to 1st and 2nd passenger only. Program amenities may be substituted if a minimum number of guests are note confirmed on any given departure. Offer only available for bookings made in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Offer, sailing dates and amenities are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain restrictions apply.

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Fares are US$ per person, double occupancy, unless otherwise specified. | Cruise itinerary and pricing is subject to change and availability. | Savings apply to select stateroom categories and could decrease or be closed for specific categories or entire voyages without prior notice. | Savings are not applicable to port charges or taxes. | Select promotional offers may not be combinable with Virtuoso benefits including individual agency groups and BPS guarantee rates. | The Virtuoso shore event, shore excursion, or shipboard credit is non-transferable and non-refundable. | Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. | Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. | Virtuoso amenity option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. | Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. | Virtuoso events and benefits are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. | A minimum group size is required for the host to travel. | The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details onboard to guests who have opted for the main Virtuoso Voyages event. | Other restrictions and limitations may apply. | See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. | All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso. | Ship's Registry: Malta

Please see Azamara Club Cruises General Terms & Conditions.

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Shore Excursions

Piraeus, Greece - 04 Sep 2019

Haifa, Israel - 08 Sep 2019

Ashdod, Israel - 10 Sep 2019

Ashdod, Israel - 11 Sep 2019

Heraklion, Greece - 13 Sep 2019

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