Gods, Kings & Pharaohs (Aqaba, Jordan to Herzliya/Tel Aviv, Israel)

Gods, Kings & Pharaohs (Aqaba, Jordan to Herzliya/Tel Aviv, Israel)

Embark on the 25-cabin Mega Yacht Harmony V. Cross the Suez Canal, and explore the Red Sea and gateway to world famous sites of Luxor, Giza Pyramids. 

Cruise Facts

Category C:
From $ 2190 To $ 2190
Category B:
From $ 2390 To $ 2390
Category A:
From $ 2890 To $ 2890
Category P:
From $ 3090 To $ 3090
Port Charges: $ 650
3rd Person Reduction (in Cat.A only): 30%
Single Supplement: 50%


Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday): Aqaba, Jordan
17:30 to 18:30 – Embarkation – Overnight sailing to Hurghada.
Day 2 (Sunday): Hurghada (for Luxor) ☽
Late afternoon arrival in Hurghada. Cocktails and Bedouin Evening with live music.  Overnight in port.
Day 3(Monday): Hurghada (for Luxor)
Hurghada (for Luxor), Egypt: Bus transfer to Luxor for a two day land trip to this magnificent Ancient City. The complimentary trip includes transfer to Luxor and overnight at a deluxe hotel, but not the excursions which are optional. In the afternoon after checking in, our optional excursion brings us to Karnak and Luxor Temples. Overnight in Luxor hotel.
Day 4 (Tuesday): Luxor - Hurghada, Egypt
Early morning Optional excursion to West Bank section of Luxor to discover the Valley of the Kings, the Hatscheput Temple, dedicated to the only ever female Pharaoh and to the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon return to Hurghada to re-embark the ship. Overnight at sea to Suez
Day 5 (Wednesday): Suez, Egypt
Late afternoon arrival in Suez . Optional excursion in the gateway city to the Suez.   
Day 6 (Thursday): Suez, Egypt
Full day Optional excursion to Cairo or the Monasteries of St Anthony and St Paul. We return to Suez in the evening. Late in the night, we will join the convoy to start crossing the canal. Overnight on the Canal.
Day 7 (Friday): Suez Canal Transit - Port Said, Egypt
Port Said, Egypt:  This morning we continue our Canal transit and reach Port Said at 2pm. Lecture on the Suez Canal during the transit. We exit the canal and sail to Israel.   Overnight at sea.
Day 8 (Saturday): Herzliya Marina/Tel Aviv, Israel
Disembarkation 9 to 10 am after breakfast.

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The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 55 meter long/8.2 meter wide Mega-Yacht was rebuilt/launched in 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to. The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area (also convertible into indoor dining area) for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities.

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Category C:
Category B:
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Category P:
Port Charges:
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$ 2190
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$ 2390
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$ 650
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Variety Cruises is rated 4.86 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 144 merchant reviews

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144 Reviews
We recently did the Garden of Eden cruise around the Seychelles on the Pegasos sailing on 17th November. The ship was not full so there was plenty of space although there was a bit of scrapping over sunbeds by some of the Germans on board! There was a group of Germans whose leader was a bit over bearing but other than that the rest of the passengers consisting of Brits, French, French Canadians and Belgians and one lone German couple not part of the group got on well. We had a class C cabin which was comfortable, a little on the small size but we spent very little time there other than sleeping and changing so it was not an issue - it did give us very easy access to the sundeck so that was a bonus although it meant we had to keep our curtains shut at all times!! As this is not the most modern ship the bathroom was also quite small and the fittings are a little dated and there was a knack to making sure the shower doors did not roll back and forth when there was a slight swell! The food however was very good throughout with a decent choice and the fish and especially the beef tenderloin were all excellent and presented beautifully. The staff were very professional and friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble, so a big credit to the captain and George who was in charge of Hotel operations. Our Entertainment host was a little distracted and perhaps not quite up to the same standard as the other staff, which was a shame. We enjoyed the excursions to Curieuse, Cousin (beware of the mosquitos here though) and Aride islands particularly, which are basically nature reserves with not many other tourists or facilities which we liked. For those interested in the natural world and ornithology in particular then these are excellent excursions and the landings on small boats through big surf waves was all part of the fun. There were several excellent snorkelling trips and the variety of fish and marine life was pretty good and a lot of new coral growth was particularly evident! As this was our first cruise with Variety it will almost certainly not be our last as we enjoyed our small ship cruise - we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise which certainly exceeded our expectations.
We cruised the Galileo August 17, 2018 and it was fantastic! I absolutely loved the ship! The entire crew went out of their way to make it a wonderful experience. The rooms are nice and the food is very good. The views from the ship are beautiful and each island is different. I loved the intimacy of the smaller ship. It was truly a trip of a lifetime. I highly recommend this cruise!
It is one thing to be able to cruise and enjoy the wonders of the Greek Islands. However so much more impor ant is know that your Captain has the experience to know how to ensure the safety of passengers. This past week we have been fortunate enough to undertake the Classical Greek Cruise and we were very pleased to find Captain Andreas when we boarded. With his experience he watched the weather patterns and made an early call to change the route. Yes there was some initial disappointment that we would not get to Crete. But we had a fantastic voyage and saw such interesting places that we never expected. Furthermore we enjoyed a thoroughly comfortable trip and look forward to our next visit. Thank you to captain Andreas and all the crew of Harmony V