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14-night Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms Explorer Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Volendam
Destination:
Roundtrip Venice
Departure Date:
9/24/2022
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1407904
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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Venice
Suggested Private Excursion
9/24/2022
9/24/2022

With a great historic past and incomparable art treasures, Venice is renowned as one of the world’s great cities. Its 118 islands are separated by more than 150 canals and spanned by 400 bridges. During Venice's artistic golden age many magnificent structures were erected to create world-famous masterpieces. One of the best sightseeing routes is along Grand Canal, with many palaces lining the famous waterway. St. Mark’s Square offers access to some of Venice’s most famed attractions - St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. From Piazza San Marco, a maze of narrow streets are lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. A popular pastime is sitting at an outdoor café facing the square while people-watching and letting the whole marvelous scenario unfold. Venice’s Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands comprise an area famous as home of Venice’s glass-blowing industry and known for their charm, skilled lace-making and medieval monuments. Relax on a gondola ride, see art treasures in museums, churches and palaces, and have a sumptuous meal - all in this incomparable city.

Suggested Private Excursions

Venice: Splendours of Venice Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: Venice for Art Lovers Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: The Roman City of Verona - 7 hours

Venice in a Day - 8 hours

Venice: Lagoon Islands - 7 hours

Hvar
Suggested Private Excursion
9/25/2022
9/25/2022

Hvar Island is a vineyard-and-olive-grove-covered island surrounded by a translucent cobalt sea. A particularly rich cultural and monumental heritage complements its natural and unique beauty. The island was one of the greatest centers of early Croatian literature, architecture, sculpture, painting and music. Called the Croatian Madeira, Hvar is said to receive more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the country. Other sights include Hvar Theater - founded in 1612 and the oldest community theater in Europe; Crvene Stijene (Red Rocks) - an unusual and picturesque natural phenomenon; Pakleni Otoci - a beautiful and unique group of about 20 charming islets situated opposite the town of Hvar.

Suggested Private Excursions

Unique gastro and wine expirience

Hvar Wild Jeep Tour, 8 hours

Hvar Cooking Class, 5 hours

Hvar: The Island of Hvar - 4 hours

Hvar: Hiking the Lost Villages of Hvar - 4 hours

Hvar: By Bike - 4 hours

Half day wine tour on Hvar

Private island sightseeing

Kayaking tour on Paklinski islands

Something extra Hvar city tour

Hvar: Elegant Hvar - 8 hours

Hvar: Island Jeep Safari - 4 hours

Dubrovnik
Suggested Private Excursion
9/26/2022
9/26/2022

Classed as a world heritage treasure by UNESCO, Dubrovnik is a place of ancient streets lined with stone palaces, Venetian-style buildings and bell towers. The city is enclosed by stone walls, and the highlight is a leisurely walk atop these massive walls for a great view of the city and the sea. Entering Dubrovnik, you are greeted by an impressive pedestrian promenade, the Placa, which extends before you all the way to the clock tower at the other end of town. The Orlando Tower here is a favorite meeting place. Just inside the city walls near the Pile Gate is the Franciscan Monastery housing the third-oldest functioning pharmacy in Europe, operating since 1391. For a fantastic panorama of the city, take a cable car ride to the summit of the 1,340-foot Mount Srdj.

Suggested Private Excursions

Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic Walking Tour - 4 hours

Dubrovnik: Kayaking the Adriatic - 4 hours

Dubrovnik: Tastes of the Peljesac Peninsula - 6 hours

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands by Private Motor Yacht - 8 hours

Dubrovnik pick up, bike tour, wine tasting and lunch in Konavle, 5 hours

Dubrovnik & Oysters Tasting, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik sightseeing, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik & Wine tasting, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik & Game of thrones, full day, from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik pick up, Peljesac wine & oyster story, 5 hours

Dubrovnik pick up, Kayak safari tour, 4 hours

Dubrovnik pick up, Dubrovnik and silk experience, 5 hours

Dubrovnik pick up, Car&driver on disposal, 6 hours

Buggy tour and sightseing of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik tour and Coral factory

Dubrovnik tour with emphasis on Jewish Heritage

Dubrovnik Cooking class

Magic gastro and history experience in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik: Cooking Class in the Konavle Valley - 6 hours

Corfu
Suggested Private Excursion
9/27/2022
9/27/2022

Corfu's unique scenery, with gentle green hills and luxuriant southern flora, makes it one of the most beautiful of all Greek islands. Many beautiful buildings can be seen in Corfu Town. Corfu is a popular holiday destination for vacationers from all walks of life who come to enjoy mild climate, calm blue-green water, rugged mountains, hidden coves and miles of sandy beaches. A number of historical sights range from old fortresses and mansions to cathedrals and palaces. Corfu Town is surrounded by arcaded Venetian buildings. The Spianada is considered to be the largest square in Greece. Explore the narrow streets of Old Town. See Town Hall and the 300-year-old Church of Saint Spyrídon; a silver sarcophagus contains the remains of the town's patron saint. The Royal Palace - a neo-classical mansion - holds on its upper floor the Museum of Byzantine and East Asian Art. The Archaeological Museum has displays of artifacts discovered on Corfu. The Old Fortress, an impressive 14th-century Venetian structure, is now used as a popular venue for concerts.

Suggested Private Excursions

Corfu Town & Achilleion Palace - 4.5 hours

At Sea
9/28/2022
9/28/2022

No information currently available.

Agios Nikolaos
9/29/2022
9/29/2022

Agios Nikolaos lies picturesquely on Mirabello Bay in the eastern part of Crete. Its charming small town has developed into a popular holiday resort thanks to its beautiful beaches and its convenience as a center from which to explore eastern Crete. Visit the island's capital, Heraklion, and the famous site of Knossos. Many of the artifacts and frescoes unearthed at Knossos are now in Heraklion's renowned museum. Among the artists who came from this port city was El Greco, who was born near Heraklion in 1541. The area around the harbor and the side streets are lined with souvenir and handicraft shops. Tavernas along the harbor front offer tasty local dishes. Spinalonga Island is located 15 miles from Ághios Nikólaos. Formerly the site of a leper colony, the island is popular with sun worshippers who enjoy its picturesque setting. Other attractions include the remains of a 16th-century Venetian fort.

At Sea
9/30/2022
9/30/2022

No information currently available.

Haifa
Suggested Private Excursion
10/1/2022
10/1/2022

Holy Land to three of the world's major religions, Israel has a great emotional and spiritual effect on its visitors through its magnificent religious shrines and tenacity of a nation that, against all odds, made the desert bloom. As a center of shipping, banking, foreign commerce and wholesale trading, Haifa boasts institutions for higher education and for scientific research, a theater, a concert hall, museums and places of culture and entertainment. The residential areas and major hotels are situated along the ridge of Mount Carmel, about 900 feet above sea level. Clandestine Immigration & Navy Museum features the ship which ran the British blockade during the Mandatory period. Mane Katz Museum is dedicated to the world-renowned Jewish artist of the same name who left his home, paintings and other works of art to the city. Gan Ha-Pesalim, a lovely garden overlooking the bay, is home to over 20 bronze sculptures by Ursula Malbin. Elija’s Cave, known as the center of the prophet’s activities, is holy to Jews, Christians, Moslems and Druze.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port

1-day Shore Excursion from Haifa: Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee

1-day Shore Excursion from Haifa: Akko Caesarea

2 days/1 night Shore Excursion from Haifa - Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
10/2/2022
10/2/2022

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

2 days/1 night shore excursion from Haifa or Ashdod - Jerusalem and Masada

1-day shore excursion from Ashdod: Jerusalem Old & New

1-day shore excursion from Ashdod: Jerusalem & Bethlehem

At Sea
10/3/2022
10/3/2022

No information currently available.

Kusadasi (Ephesus)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/4/2022
10/4/2022

Visitors come to Kusadasi for beaches and nearby ruins of Ephesus. The major attraction is the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus, considered to be most important in Turkey. The history of this ancient city dates back to 10th century BC; many remarkable structures seen today are result of an excavation and restoration program. Along a white marble road grooved by ancient chariot wheels, the two-story Library of Celsus presents a striking sight. There are temples, houses of noblemen, and community buildings lining ancient streets. Nestled in the mountainside is a 25,000-seat amphitheater, still used for performances during Festival of Culture and Art. Bible buffs may know Ephesus as inspiration for St. Paul’s Epistle to Ephesians and the site of one of the first seven churches of Asia Minor. Treasures are kept in the Seljuk Archaeological Museum. Among the better-known ancient sites near Kusadasi are ancient Miletus and Dydima. Remains include a well-preserved Roman theater at Miletus and Dydima's sacred temple of Apollo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: The Greco-Roman City of Ephesus & the Wine-making Village of Sirince - 7 hours

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/5/2022
10/5/2022

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Katakolon
Suggested Private Excursion
10/6/2022
10/6/2022

Katakolon is a port admired for beautiful beaches. Equally important, Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, the great Panhellenic sanctuary. The site of ancient Olympia is situated at the foot of wooded Mount Kronos in an area of gentle hills; excavations began in 1875 and are considered one of archaeology’s great achievements. A direct consequence was the revival of Olympic Games by Baron Pierre de Coubertin; the first modern games were held in Athens in 1896. Today, visitors to Olympia are overwhelmed by the impact of ancient remains and their significance. The site’s most important excavations include numerous monuments, such as Temple of Zeus in the Sacred Precinct, Treasuries, and Stadium. There is an excellent Archaeological Museum with a large collection of bronzes, pottery and sculptures unearthed during the excavations. The main reason for a visit to Katakolon is the trip to Olympia. Those guests who wish to remain in Katakolon will enjoy its unhurried atmosphere and the friendliness of the people.

Suggested Private Excursions

Katakolan - Olympia Tour, site of the Olympic Idea - 4 hours

At Sea
10/7/2022
10/7/2022

No information currently available.

Venice
Suggested Private Excursion
10/8/2022
10/8/2022

With a great historic past and incomparable art treasures, Venice is renowned as one of the world’s great cities. Its 118 islands are separated by more than 150 canals and spanned by 400 bridges. During Venice's artistic golden age many magnificent structures were erected to create world-famous masterpieces. One of the best sightseeing routes is along Grand Canal, with many palaces lining the famous waterway. St. Mark’s Square offers access to some of Venice’s most famed attractions - St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. From Piazza San Marco, a maze of narrow streets are lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. A popular pastime is sitting at an outdoor café facing the square while people-watching and letting the whole marvelous scenario unfold. Venice’s Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands comprise an area famous as home of Venice’s glass-blowing industry and known for their charm, skilled lace-making and medieval monuments. Relax on a gondola ride, see art treasures in museums, churches and palaces, and have a sumptuous meal - all in this incomparable city.

Suggested Private Excursions

Venice: Splendours of Venice Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: Venice for Art Lovers Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: The Roman City of Verona - 7 hours

Venice in a Day - 8 hours

Venice: Lagoon Islands - 7 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $280 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
9/24/2022
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 14-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.
Remarks:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

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All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1407904

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