May 25–28, 2021
Arrive early and join an exclusive pre-cruise tour in and around Jerusalem, including a three-night stay at the five-star Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel in the heart of the ancient city.
Day One | Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, and dinner is on your own.
Day Two | Wednesday, May 26, 2021
After breakfast at the hotel, depart via air-conditioned motor coach for the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. At the base of the mountain, visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Continue with a guided walk through the Jewish Quarter and see the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock. Enjoy a group lunch and lecture at the David Citadel Hotel.
Enter the Old City via the Jaffa Gate for a guided walk through Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter and along part of the Via Dolorosa. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Calvary, and the Tomb of Christ.
Return to the hotel for free time. Later, gather for a group reception, dinner, and lecture at the hotel.
Day Three | Thursday, May 27, 2021
Following breakfast at the hotel, depart via air-conditioned motor coach for Masada and ascend by cable car to the mountaintop plateau, overlooking the Dead Sea. Visit the remains of the ancient Roman fortress, including walls, palaces, a synagogue, and a bathhouse. Descend by cable car and enjoy a group lunch near the western shore of the Dead Sea.
After lunch, drive to Bethlehem and visit Manger Square, the Church of the Nativity, and Shepherds’ Field. Return to Jerusalem where the evening is at your leisure and dinner is on your own.
Day Four | Friday, May 28, 2021
Following breakfast at the hotel, depart via air-conditioned motor coach for Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well, and the Church of St. Joseph. Travel to Galilee wine country and visit the Kitron winery. Enjoy a tour of the wine cellars and a private wine tasting, followed by a group lunch.
Continue to Haifa and embark on board the Regent Seven Seas Voyager.