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# DescriptionREF. EXC_JERUSA

We’ll set off from the port of Haifa and travel through the Judea Mountains and the entrance to the valley which was besieged during the 1948 War of Independence. In Jerusalem, you will visit the Mount of Olives and the Church of Gethsemane, where Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas Iscariot and captured by the Romans.  In the afternoon you will have a discovery tour of Bethlehem, City of David and Jacob, and the famous Church of the Nativity. We’ll return to Jerusalem for a discovery tour of the Old Town. First you will visit the colorful markets where people of the three main religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) live side by side before we reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest Christian site in the world believed to encompass both the Calvary where Jesus Christ was crucified as well as the cave where his body was placed after his death. The tour then continues along the Via Dolorosa to the Wailing Wall, the most sacred place of worship for Jews, where they write their wishes on slips of paper which are then placed in the wall. Finally, you will visit Mount Zion, where Jesus Christ ate the Last Supper with his disciples, which inspired the Cenacle. In the middle of the day, there will be a stop in a local restaurant for lunch. Return on board at the end of the afternoon.

Depending on how busy the Church of the Nativity and Church of the Holy Sepulchre are, we may not be able to visit one or both locations.


  • You must wear appropriate clothing for this excursion: men need long pants, women need their shoulders and legs covered.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.


This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

An exceptional cruise: Cyprus and the Holy Land (port-to-port cruise)


Join us for an exceptional cruise between Cyprus and Israel. You will discover the treasures of the Holy Land in Galilee but also Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Acre and Nazareth. Cyprus will amaze you with its breath-taking sceneries. Nicosia or Paphos: with the impressive mosaics of these ancient cities and contrasting capitals, embark on an extraordinary cruise!

8 Days
On request
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