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AN EXCEPTIONAL CRUISE: CYPRUS AND THE HOLY LAND (PORT-TO-PORT CRUISE) - NEW

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 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 journey!

Trip code : LIR_PP

Duration : 8 days

Destination : LARNACA - LARNACA (Cyprus) - HAIFA (Israel) - LIMASSOL

Travel Dates :2020/2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive itinerary
  • 2 EXCURSIONS AT NO EXTRA CHARGE:
    • Jerusalem, the Holy City and Bethlehem
    • Nazareth, the “Arab capital of Israel”
  • Excursions to the Holy Land(1):
    • Masada fortress and the Dead Sea
    • Galilee, the gem of northern Israel
  • Cyprus(1):
    • Nicosia
    • Paphos, well known for its Mosaics

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.
The evening is free to do as you please.
This morning, join us for an optional excursion to Nicosia. The Cypriot capital has two faces and symbolizes two contrasting cultures united by a shared history.
Brimming with gems to discover, Nicosia stands as the last officially divided European city. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to discover Larnaca on your own. We'll start sailing towards Israel at the end of the day.
Included full-day excursion to Jerusalem (lunch included; approx. 10 hours total, including 4 hours round trip). We'll 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. We'll also visit the Old Town of Jerusalem.

We will first amble down the colorful market where the three main religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) live side by side before reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, 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. We'll move on along the Via Dolorosa all the way 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, we'll get to see Mount Zion where Jesus Christ ate the Last Supper with his disciples, which inspired the Cenacle.
Optional full-day excursion through Galilee including the Sea of Galilee (lunch included; approx. 9 hours total, including 4 hours round trip). The Sea of Galilee, a freshwater lake also known as Lake Tiberias or Kinneret in Hebrew, is the main water source in Israel and crystallizes for Christians the place where many of the events described in the Bible occurred.

Our excursion will first take you to Cana (or Kafr Cana), where Jesus performed the miracle of transforming water into wine. We'll continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes, from where there are wonderful views of Lake Tiberias. This is the hill where Jesus is believed to have delivered his “Sermon on the Mount”. We'll next head for Tabgha, believed to be the most beautiful and peaceful of holy Christian sites and which was the scene of many Gospel stories, before moving on to Capernaum, the base camp for Jesus during his Galilean ministry.
We'll spend the whole day on an optional excursion to Bethlehem and Jericho (lunch included, approx. 12hrs).

We'll cross the Judaean Desert to reach Jericho, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Also known as the "City of Palm Trees", it is famous for its historic sites and fertile ground. It is also the lowest city in the world, located 258 metres below sea level. We'll discover the sycomore tree which, according to Luke's Gospel, Zacchaeus resorted to climbing in order to get a better view of Jesus. We'll then continue towards the Mount of Temptation where the ruins of over 25 different ancient towns were discovered. We'll finally head to Bethlehem, City of David and Jacob and visit the famous Church of the Nativity.
This morning, included guided tour of Nazareth. We'll set off for our discovery tour of Nazareth, travelling through the lovely hills of Upper Galilee and the historic Jezreel Valley until we reach the spot where the Angel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the Messiah. We'll visit the Church of the Annunciation, the largest Catholic church in the Middle East and one of the holiest shrines in the Christian world. Then, we'll continue to the Greek Orthodox Church of St Gabriel, where the water from an underground spring flows through the apse and into the adjacent Mary's Well. Finally, we will visit St Joseph's Church, built in 1914 on the very spot believed to be the workshop of Joseph the carpenter.

We'll spend all afternoon sailing towards Limassol.
This morning, optional excursion to Paphos Archaeological Park. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1980, this exceptional site features the Tombs of the Kings, a mysterious underground necropolis located amidst an almost deserted landscape. We'll then visit the houses of Dionysos, Theseus and Aion whose splendid mosaics were discovered by chance in 1962. A few kilometers further on, we will stop in the village of Yeroskipou to visit a small workshop where Loukoum (Cyprus Delight) is made, followed by a tasting session.

The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Larnaca.

Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 8

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - excursions to Jerusalem and Nazareth - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard host/hostess - travel assistance/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

Included in tour package Nicosia Galilee and Tiberiade lake Jerusalem and Bethléem Massada Nazareth Paphos

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 608.66 AUD

On-board : 711.55 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

Included in tour package Nicosia Galilee and Tiberiade lake Jerusalem and Bethléem Massada Nazareth Paphos

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 678.42 AUD

On-board : 793.52 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2021

Included in tour package Nicosia Galilee and Tiberiade lake Jerusalem and Bethléem Massada Nazareth Paphos

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 678.42 AUD

On-board : 793.52 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
Bethlehem and Jericho

We’ll cross through a portion of the Judean Desert to reach Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world. The city is described in the Hebrew Bible as the “city of palm trees,” and

DURATION 12:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 300.67 AUD

On-board : 334.08 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
Galilee and Lake Tiberias

We’ll set off by coach for our excursion to Galilee and Lake Tiberias, a freshwater lake known also as the Sea of Galilee or Kinneret in Hebrew. This is the main water source in Israel and is fo

DURATION 09:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 230.21 AUD

On-board : 256.37 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Excursion to Nicosia

Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus and its largest metropolis. We’ll visit the former Cathedral of Saint Sophia, the coronation church for the Lusignan kings of Cyprus, which was converted in

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 144.75 AUD

On-board : 160.45 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Paphos

We’ll leave from Limassol by coach and head towards Paphos. On our way, we’ll stop off at Petra Tou Romiou, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock, a popular attraction because its status i

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 87.20 AUD

On-board : 97.66 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
Full-day excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea

Full-day excursion including Masada and the Dead Sea (lunch included; approx. 12 hours total, incl. 5 hours round trip). Masada is one of Israel’s most popular tourist destinations. The breathta

DURATION 12:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 251.14 AUD

On-board : 279.04 AUD

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