Elat

The Timna Geological Park
The Underwater Observatory Marine Park
The Dolphin Reef

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Elat/Eilath

Red mountains and turquoise waters

During an MSC Grand Voyages cruise, Elat will reveal itself a must destination of a holiday to Israel, while being gently rocked by the waves of the Red Sea.


This city, rising at the edge of the Negev desert, has become over the last fifty years a first rate holiday destination for locals and tourists from all over the world. While your MSC cruise ship waits for you in the port, you will visit the Bay of Elat and enjoy the contrast between the turquoise waters and the palm tree-bordered, green shoreline of the city center, and the red, barren mountains rising behind the buildings. Strolling along the streets of Elat, you will find everything you will need to relax and enjoy your excursion on solid ground: stores selling typical products, shopping centers, ice cream shops, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants to satisfy every whim.

A short distance from Elat, in the middle of the desert, there are also unexpected destinations such as the Timna Geological Park with its bizarre rock formations, and the fascinating desert landscapes – among which the ravines of the Red Canyon stand out – through which nomadic populations such as the Bedouins travel to this day. However, if you prefer staying close to the sea, MSC Cruises offer an excursion to the Underwater Observatory Marine Park with its shark tank and aquariums full of rare fish typical of the Red Sea that it overlooks. This park is the ideal location for spending a few hours on land by yourself or with kids. At the Dolphin Reef and its protected bay, on the other hand, dolphins are the absolute stars.

The memory of swimming next to these fascinating mammals will remain in your heart forever. Finally, in the Coral Beach Nature Reserve, you will be able to get your first close look at the coral reefs that have made the Red Sea famous.    

Must see places in Elat

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  • SUNSET JEEP TOUR

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
    • Drink included

    • Snack included

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • 所要時間
      00 分

    • 大人$94お一人様料金

    • 小人$87お一人様料金

    ETH08

    Team the romance of a desert sunset with all the fun of off-roading as you board a modern jeep and set off for adventure in the dunes. After a chance to enjoy the ever-changing colours and geological formations of the Yedidya Pass, you will head for the eponymous Red Sand Dune, then continue through the starkly beautiful Shechoret Canyon and finally pass through the cliff-lined Amram Valley. You will then have a chance to leave the vehicle and walk to a group of peculiar natural pillars that the wind and the water have sculpted out of the curiously pink sandstone. A drive to Yocheved Hill then follows, where you will be served a special blend of herbal tea and biscuits while you enjoy the picturesque view of Mount Amir in the distance. To best capture that special moment when day turns to sudden night, your final stop will be on a hill overlooking Eilat, the Granite Mountains and the Red Sea ? a spectacular sight in anyonefs book. Your sunset tour comes to a leisurely close with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: This excursion is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties, with back/neck problems, for pregnant women or wheelchair-users. A wind jacket and comfortable shoes ecommended. The safari leader will provide you with information only in English during the stops.
  • DRIVE AND FLY TO JERUSALEM

    CULTURE AND HISTORY
      • 所要時間
        00 分

      • 大人$252お一人様料金

      • 小人$179お一人様料金

      ETH04

      This unforgettable tour to Jerusalem begins with an approx. 4-hour coach drive north along Arava valley and the Dead Sea ? the lowest place on Earth ? with some comfort stops on the way. You will reach Jerusalem, your first introduction to the Holy City will be at the Mount of Olives (or Mount Scopus) for a stop to catch superb views of the city in this unique place. Before starting your sightseeing tour, you will stop for a reviving lunch in a leading hotel and recover strength. Next, Jerusalem is all yours to be explored on an extensive tour taking you to Zion Gate, first, and then, on a pleasant walk along a section of the Via Dolorosa. Further highlights of your excursion will include the Last Supper Church, the Armenian and Jewish Quarters, the Western Wall and to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (without entering the tomb). After soaking up Jerusalemfs unique atmosphere, you will board a coach for an hour drive to Tel Aviv to catch a flight to Eilat. After 1 hour flight, you will land in Eilat airport and will be transferred to the port and your cruise ship. Please note: comfortable shoes, a jacket and clothing suitable for the places of worship are recommended (please cover shoulders and knees). Expect crowded sites. The estimated time for airport procedure and the flight is approx. 2 hours. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair as 2.5-hour walking on uneven ground with some steps is involved. Drinks are not included in lunch; only water. As this tour involves long coach transfers, one or two comfort stops may be foreseen.
    • JERUSALEM

      CULTURE AND HISTORY
        • 所要時間
          00 分

        • 大人$153お一人様料金

        • 小人$109お一人様料金

        ETH06

        Enjoy a day out to one of the most inspiring cities in the world and renowned for its historical significance, spiritual symbolism and visual splendour. Leave the port for a 4/4,5-hour coach drive along the Arava Valley to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth and the biblical land of Lot and his family, on the way to Qomeran. A stop will be in Qomeran before continuing to Jerusalem and for a view at Mount of Olives. Your guide will give you plenty of information about the site before reaching to a leading hotel for a lunch break. In the afternoon your excursion will continue to Kidron Valley to reach Zion Gate. Our tour of Jerusalem will include the visit of the Last Supper Church, a visit to the Western Wall and to the Holy Sepulchre (without entering the tomb), following the Stations of the Cross inside the Church and along the Via Dolorosa. You will also walk through the Armenian Quarter, the Jewish Quarter and Cardo ? the main Roman-Bizantin period street in the city. Return to the port. Please note: guests have to walk 2.5 km on uneven, cobblestone terrain with some steps and inclines. Comfortable shoes are recommended; wear conservative attire when visiting religious sites (please cover shoulders and knees). Expect crowded sites. This tour includes approx. 8 hours roundtrip transfers. Drinks are not included in lunch; only water.
      • KING SOLOMONfS COPPER MINES &
        KIBBUTZ TOUR

        CULTURE AND HISTORY
        • Drink included

        • Shopping

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • 所要時間
          00 分

        • 大人$83お一人様料金

        • 小人$61お一人様料金

        ETH07

        After leaving your ship, a fascinating tour awaits you that begins with a 30 minutes coach drive to the scenic Timna Valley and the co-located national park. Rich in both nature and history, the area is not only home to an Egyptian temple, but also to one of the oldest copper mines on record, the so-called King Solomonfs Mines, which date back to the Chalcolithic era 6,000 years ago. A walk will take you from your coach to the mines, after which you will enter and make your way through the narrow tunnels in time-honoured fashion: by crawling. Your copper mining experience will be followed by a visit to the incredible King Solomonfs Pillars, natural sandstone structures created by water erosion. Up next is a stop at Lake Timna where you can enjoy a cup of herbal tea while filling a bottle with coloured sand to keep as a memento. The final leg will take you to a typical Israeli kibbutz for a taste of communal living. Your guided kibbutz tour will include the agricultural fields, the Medjool date plantations, stables, the border between Israel and Jordan as well as the dairy for a chance to savour a deliciously cold chocolate drink. Your tour ends with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: as this tour includes walking on uneven ground and a number of steps, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or for those who suffer from claustrophobia. Comfortable shoes recommended.
      • MASSADA & THE DEAD SEA

        CULTURE AND HISTORY
        • Lunch or dinner included

        • Limited seats

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • 所要時間
          00 分

        • 大人$157お一人様料金

        • 小人$109お一人様料金

        ETH05

        If you are in need of relaxation and revival, you will not want to miss this great day out in the historic fortress of Massada with the chance to bathe in the relaxing mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. A coach drive will take you to Massada, heading towards one of Israelfs historic spots where scenes of battle, power and revolt played out with tragic results. Herod the Great had a fortress and a palace built on the Massada Plateau between 37 and 31 BC as a personal refuge in case of revolt. The plateau, situated 442 metres above the Dead Sea, was also the last point of resistance by the Jewish Zealots against the Romans, where 960 Zealots committed mass suicide by in 73 BC rather than surrender to the Romans. It is partly for these reasons that Massada is the most visited site in Israel after Jerusalem. As Massada is located high on this rocky plain we will need to ascend the mountain via cable car and once at the top, we will visit one of the oldest synagogues in the world. From these lofty heights, we will descend to the lowest point on earth - the Dead Sea ? located 400 metres below sea level. Because of the high salt content the water, the Dead Sea is undrinkable and cannot support life; hence its name. However, the salts have rich health benefits, therapeutic qualities, and the very high levels of saline help bathers to float! Lunch will be in a local restaurant before returning to the port. Please note: guests have to walk 1 km on uneven, cobblestone terrain with some steps. Comfortable shoes, towels, swimsuit and sun protection recommended. The salt concentration of the Dead Sea water can cause swimwear colors to fade. We recommend a maximum time of 20 minutes for bathing in the Dead Sea and for direct exposure to the sun. The tour is unsuitable for guests with walking difficulties, for those who use a wheelchair or suffer from low blood pressure or heart problems. Children aged less than 16 years old cannot bathe in the pools inside the resort.
      • THE DEAD SEA DE-STRESSING TOUR

        SEA & SUN
          • 所要時間
            00 分

          • 大人$127お一人様料金

          • 小人$91お一人様料金

          ETH03

          Leave the port and enjoy a 3-hour coach drive along the Arava Valley to the Dead Sea. This de-stressing tour of the Dead Sea, which was formed more than two million years ago in a hollow 412 metres below sea level, will give you an opportunity to experience the deeply relaxing and therapeutic effect of floating in its high-saline waters. The Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth and the only place in the world where water is heavier than your body; water has 35% salt and mineral and thatfs make this place the best place in the world for skin problems. You may also like to experience the beneficial effects of a clay-mud bath ? anecdotally alleged to revitalize the system due to its high concentrations of minerals such as silicates and carbonates. Your Dead Sea tour is rounded off by a delicious buffet lunch and time to go shopping. Please note: the salt concentration of the Dead Sea water can cause swimwear colors to fade. We recommend a maximum time of 20 minutes for bathing in the Dead Sea and for direct exposure to the sun. The tour is unsuitable for guests who suffer from low blood pressure or heart problems. Children aged less than 16 years old cannot bathe in the pools inside the resort.

        寄港地観光ツアーはMSCクルーズのお客様にそれぞれの寄港地で異なる観光ツアーを提供する目的で設定されているものです。上記の情報はあくまで事前案内であり、ツアー催行の有無は船上で最終的に決定されます。またツアー内容及び料金がクルーズ中に変更となる可能性がある旨、予めご了承ください。
         
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        尚、ツアー言語は英語のみとなり、他言語によるナレーションの有無についてはガイドの空き状況により異なります。南米クルーズのみ、ブラジルポルトガル語によるツアーを用意しています。ツアーの言語は最終的にクルーズ中に船上にて決定される旨、予めご了承ください。 

        イスラエル

        聖なる地への誘い
        聖なる地への誘い

        イスラエルで過ごす休日は、心に深く刻まれる思い出に。 あらゆる旅の目的が叶う聖地は、多くの魅力に溢れています。 自然、歴史、伝統、宗教、ビーチリゾート、シュノーケリング、トレッキング……。「バケーションですること」リストのアイテムがすべてここで楽しめます。

        南はイスラエルのスイスとして知られるガリラヤ地方から、北はヘルモン山とイズレル平原(聖典ヨハネの黙示録に記される場所)にいたる地域は、見どころが満載。 まずは、キリストの生涯にまつわる地、ベツレヘムへ。ここで聖誕教会を訪れた後、ナザレの受胎告知教会へ足を伸ばしましょう。

        小さな路地が入り組む迷路のような街並みは、時間をかけてゆっくり散策。あらゆる時代の歴史が刻まれた教会群の多くは再建されたもので、ビザンチン様式あるいは、もっと昔の十字軍時代の建築様式が取り入れられています。
        アクリの寄港地観光は、決して見逃せません。かつてテンプル騎士団の重要拠点であったこの街は、
        歴史の刻まれた壮大な城壁に地中海の波が打ちつける、要塞都市です。

        活気溢れるシティライフを楽しむなら、イスラエルで一番近代的な、24時間眠らない都市テルアビブへ。 また、ユダヤ属州の砂漠ツアーもお見逃しなく。このツアーでは、岩肌の荒野の中に広がる美しい死海を訪れます。