Ancient Wonders of Red Sea and Mythical Greece

12 Days
Jeddah to Athens (Piraeus)
From (GBP)
£ 5,266
Dates & Pricing

2022 Jeddah > Athens (Piraeus)

Your journey begins in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, a wonderful mix of old and new. Uncover Al Wajh, the gateway to AlUla, home to Saudi Arabia’s First UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Immerse yourself in local life during a stop in Duba, lovingly known to locals as the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’ before arriving in Aqaba, where you can enjoy an included excursion to Jordan’s famous archaeological site of Petra. Pay a visit to the popular Egyptian resort town of Sharm-el-Sheikh before navigating the Suez Canal towards Greece. Upon arrival in Crete, embark on an included walking tour of the charismatic fishing town of Agios Nikolaos, before exploring the iconic whitewashed buildings and beautiful, rugged cliffs of Santorini.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
E07P
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Jeddah
Return City:
Athens (Piraeus)

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Your luxury yacht cruise begins in the city of Jeddah, where ancient and modern meets. You’ll be transferred to your superyacht to embark on your journey to discover the ancient wonders of the Red Sea and the mythical lands of Greece.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At Sea

    Today is yours to relax on board. Take advantage of the wealth of amenities on board your superyacht with a dip in the infinity-style pool or enjoy a cocktail on the Sky Deck.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Al Wajh (AlUla), Saudi Arabia

    Located in the Tabuk Province in north-western Saudi Arabia, the coastal city of Al Wajh is known not only for its pristine white sandy beaches and its mostly abandoned old town – Al Balad, but for being the gateway to AlUla, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage-listed site home to the tombs of Hegra and one of the oldest cities on the Arabian Peninsula.

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    Discover AlUla (UNESCO site) (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Duba (Neom), Saudi Arabia

    Lovingly known by locals as the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’, Duba is a small port city in the Tabuk region and is the nearest Saudi Arabian port to the Suez Canal. This undiscovered treasure is bursting with history, fresh seafood restaurants overlooking the harbour, picturesque beaches, and the historic King Abdulaziz Fort.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Aqaba, Jordan

    As Jordan’s only coastal port, the idyllic town of Aqaba has long been a greatly important part of Jordanian life. Rich in history and marine biodiversity, Aqaba is blessed with vibrant coral reefs and a fascinating array of sunken vessels making it one of the best diving spots in the Red Sea. Its Old Town is home to the 14th century Mamluk Fort, while Aqaba Archaeological Museum offers a captivating insight into the town’s history. As part of an included EmeraldPLUS excursion, get ready to be inspired by the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Petra, an ancient rock-carved Nabatean city once lost for almost 1000 years to the Western world.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Guided tour of Petra with lunch included

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

    Located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, the popular resort of Sharm-El-Sheikh is loved by many. Traditional and modern Egypt collides, as centuries-old mosques and bazaars nestle neatly next to elegant hotel resorts. Renowned for its diving sites, discover vibrant coral reefs and an abundance of marine life. During your included excursion on the Egyptian Riviera, relax at a private beach and enjoy an unforgettable trip on a glass bottom boat, showcasing the unspoiled and pristine beauty of the Red Sea underwater world.

    Included Excursion

    Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip

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    Snorkelling at Ras Mohammad National Park (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Ain Sokhna, Egypt – Transit Suez Canal

    Lying on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez, Ain Sokhna is the nearest beach resort to the Egyptian capital Cairo and is the perfect base for visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which you will explore during today’s EmeraldPLUS excursion. Cruise the mighty Nile River on a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian wooden boat with a canvas sail.

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    The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Transit Suez Canal

    Connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, the Suez Canal it is one of the world’s most heavily used shipping lanes. Experience the spectacular magic of sailing through this 100-mile engineering genius that has permanently changed the face of maritime trade.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Relax on board your luxury superyacht with a spa treatment or perhaps share stories of your holiday with new-found friends.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Agios Nikolaos, Greece

    Nestled in an enviable location, on a sprawling hillside beside the Gulf of Mirabello is the laid-back town of Agios Nikolaos, a picturesque coastal port with a quaint small town feel, and a rich history.

    The town’s most treasured gem is Voulismeni Lake, a cobalt blue lagoon steeped in Greek mythology, and legend has it the goddesses Athena and Artemis bathed in its waters. Enjoy an included walking tour of the town and soak up the relaxed atmosphere or join one of our tours offered onsite for a more in-depth exploration of the islands highlights.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Agios Nikolaos

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Santorini, Greece

    Rising from the destruction of a 16th century volcanic eruption, Santorini is now highly renowned for its beauty. Iconic whitewashed buildings grip to the beautiful, rugged cliffs overlooking where the turquoise Aegean Sea meets the famous black volcanic sands. During today’s included excursion step back in time and visit the archaeological site of the prehistoric village of Akrotiri and the Museum of Thera.

    Included Excursion

    Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum of Thera

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    Greek cooking class (extra expense)

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    Oia and winery visit (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Your unforgettable luxury yacht cruise comes to an end in mighty Athens, where you’ll disembark your superyacht for your transfer to the airport.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 11 nights on board your superyacht
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip
  • Walking tour of Agios Nikolaos
  • Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum of Thera

EmeraldPLUS
  • Guided tour of Petra with lunch included
  • The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 32 superb meals including 11 Breakfasts (B), 10 Lunches (L), 11 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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