Gods, Kings & Pharaohs

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • $2,325.00
Embrace your wanderlust and discover the world on a deeper level. An expert Egyptologist by your side on board and on shore will enhance your experience with insights that bring each destination to life for a very well-rounded perspective. Join us during the winter and spring months when you'll enjoy cooler temperatures that will make your exploration of these historical sites and ancient ruins comfortable. Petra, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatsepsut Temples and more ancient treasures...await.

Gods, Kings & Pharaohs

$2,325.00

Embrace your wanderlust and discover the world on a deeper level. An expert Egyptologist by your side on board and on shore will enhance your experience with insights that bring each destination to life for a very well-rounded perspective. Join us during the winter and spring months when you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures that will make your exploration of these historical sites and ancient ruins comfortable. Petra, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatsepsut Temples and more ancient treasures…await.

Daily Overview

Day Destination Activities
1 Eilat, Israel EMBARKATION
2 Eilat, Israel Optional excursion in Eilat, Israel
3 Aqaba, Jordan Optional excursion in Petra
4 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt Optional excursion at St Catherine’s Monastery or snorkeling excursion
5 Gubal Island or El Gouna Enjoy swim stop and deck BBQ
6 Luxor, Egypt Optional excursion to Karnak and Luxor Temples
7 Hurghada, Egypt Optional excursion to West Bank of Luxor
8 Ain Sokhna or Suez, Egypt DISEMBARKATION
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DAY 1

Eilat, Israel

Board the ship in the late afternoon. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner.

DAY 2

Eilat, Israel - Aqaba, Jordan

All day optional excursions. Eilat is known for some of the world’s best diving spots. Eilat is also renowned for birdwatching, camel riding and visits to the biblical theme park called Kings City or Timna Valley Park, home to the world’s oldest copper mines. Evening sailing to Aqaba. Late evening arrival in Aqaba. Overnight in port.

DAY 3

Aqaba, Jordan

All day optional excursion in Petra, one of the 7 wonders of the world. At Petra, place also known as the Red Rose city, you will visit the Siq Canon and witness the towering brightness of El Kazneh (The Treasury), a 140-foot high edifice carved into a mountain. Late in the evening, sailing to Sharm El Sheikh. Overnight at sea.

DAY 4

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Morning arrival at Sharm El Sheikh. All day optional excursion at St. Catherine’s Monastery or optional snorkeling excursion. St. Catherine’s Monastery is the world’s oldest continuously active monastery and a pilgrimage site for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Pilgrims have been travelling to this site since the 5th century and each day hundreds of visitors come to pay their respects. Sharm El Sheikh is also the diving and snorkeling mecca of the Red Sea region. Overnight in port.

DAY 5

Sharm El-Sheikh - Gubal island or El Gouna - Hurghada, Egypt

Morning sailing to Gubal Islands for swim stop and deck BBQ. Early afternoon sailing to Hurghada. Late afternoon arrival to Hurghada. Overnight in port.

DAY 6

Hurghada - Luxor, Egypt

Morning bus transfer to Luxor for a 2-day / 1-night land trip to this magnificent Ancient City. The trip includes transfers to Luxor and overnight at a deluxe hotel, but not the excursions which are optional. In the afternoon after checking in, our optional excursion will allow us to discover the Karnak and Luxor Temples. Overnight in Luxor hotel.

DAY 7

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 the ship in Hurghada. Overnight at sea to Ain Sohkna.

DAY 8

Ain Sokhna or Suez, Egypt

Morning arrival in Ain Sokhna or Suez. Disembark and prepare for your onward journey.

Start / End Nights Sailing Schedule Starting From
Eilat, Israel / Ain Sokhna, Egypt 7 December 2019 - March 2020 $2,325
Ain Sokhna, Egypt / Eilat, Israel 7 December 2019 - March 2020 $2,325

*Price per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy. Port charge of $590 is excluded. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please contact us at click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.

M/Y Harmony G

M/Y Harmony G

Built Length Decks Cabins Passengers
2001 (renovated in 2013) 53m 4 21 42 More Details
  1. Passport

    Canadian citizens should ensure that their passports must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of entry into Israel, Egypt, and Jordan.

    Citizens of other countries should consult with their travel agent or our office.

  2. Visa

    Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip - Canadian citizens are allowed entry into Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip without tourist visas and stay up to 90 days.

    Egypt - Canadians must be in possession of a visa to visit Egypt. You may purchase a tourist visa at the airport on arrival. However, you should obtain your visa from an Egyptian embassy or consulate before arrival to avoid lengthy delays or the possibility of being refused entry. All other visas must be obtained from an Egyptian embassy or consulate before arrival.

    Jordan - Canadians must be in possession of a visa to visit Jordan and valid for 30 days. If you arrive by air or through the Sheikh Hussein border crossing, you may obtain a visa upon arrival. If you enter the country via the King Hussein Bridge or Wadi Araba (Aqaba) border crossing, you must obtain a visa before travelling, either online or from a Jordanian diplomatic mission. You can extend the validity of a visitor visa at any police station. If you overstay your visa, you’ll be fined when leaving the country

A handy checklist of what to bring on your trip can be downloaded here.

We strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate travel insurance for any trip outside of Canada. Information on travel insurance options can be found here.

Smoking is not permitted indoors on the ship but there are designated areas on the outside decks where one can smoke. It’s also not permitted in the Seychelles to smoke in all enclosed public places and workplaces, with the one limited exception of hotel guestrooms.

In the Seychelles the temperature in February to November is high 20’s to low 30’s.

February to May- Warm climate with temperatures in the mid 20’s to low 30’s.

February- Hottest month of the year with temperatures in the low 30’s, so make sure you protect yourself from the sun.

June to November- Warm climate with temperatures in the mid to high 20’s.

July- Coolest month of the year with temperatures in the low 20’s.

The only international airport is the Seychelles International Airport, which is about a 15 minute drive from the Port Victoria where you will embark the ship.

Once you have booked your trip, we will provide detailed instructions on where in Mahe, Seychelles to check-in for your cruise.

There are a lot of riveting tourist attractions and activities, we highly recommend a stay here before or after your voyage. Have a look at some of our Pre and Post Tours.

The ship will not be ready for check-in before midday (unless otherwise stipulated in the itinerary). If you have any luggage that you need to have booked in so you can enjoy some free time in port, the purser may be able to accommodate you provided we know in advance.

The cruise will finish in the morning (usually around 9:00AM – 10:00AM) on the final day. It is necessary to have settled your onboard account and to have disembarked by this time as instructed by the cruise director on the day before.

In the Seychelles, the official currency is the Seychellois Rupee. However, the US Dollar and Euro are accepted throughout the country as well.

All major credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted by larger shops and restaurants in the Seychelles. When possible, only carry enough Rupees for the day and charge what you can to your credit cards.

There are ATM machines located in Victoria and Praslin. They are located in shopping areas and other various places throughout the towns. ATM machines only disburse Rupees.

The gratuity suggested by the cruise line is USD 13 – 16 per guest per day.

Of course, gratuities are always at your discretion and the above recommendations are assuming you are thoroughly satisfied with services rendered. All gratuities will be equally divided amongst the entire crew.

Laundry service is available for a small fee. Unfortunately, dry cleaning is not available.

Aboard your yacht you will find an elegant dining room, spacious sun decks and comfortable lounges. No pools are on board as it is common for our guests to swim off our ships or for passengers to reach beaches by tender.

There are fins, masks and snorkels available on board for use during the swim stops which are subject to availability. In the Seychelles, you will also find kayaks aboard the ship. You can also find a small borrowing library as well as board games and playing cards for your amusement. Movies are often shown in the vessels’ Lounges, so please check in the Daily Program for show times. The M/Y Pegasus offers a small wellness suite with massage and other beauty treatments.

Sports activities: Swimming off the ships is possible as well as snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing. At some stops it may also be possible to organize diving excursions.

Shore excursions will be offered on board but are always subject to weather and docking conditions and a minimum number of participants. They can be purchased on board at an extra cost.

Excursions will usually involve a fair amount of walking on sandy beaches and over dirt paths. If you have difficulty walking any distance, please let us know in advance and we will advise how best we can accommodate you.

Please refer to our website or consult the purser on board for additional information.

Regrettably, most of our excursions are not suitable for guests in a wheelchair.

Light to Moderate – At most, participation in the shore excursions requires the ability to walk reasonable distances. It is necessary to be reasonably sure-footed as walking will be on dirt roads and paths.

Note that the high temperatures may make participation on this trip more strenuous than you may be accustomed to compared to the climate at home.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your voyage. All drinks on board (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) are subject to extra charges.

Most meals in the Seychelles consist of seafood and chillies. There are so many exquisite and mouth watering dishes to look out for on your visit.

Shark chutney is a typical Seychellois dish that is made with shark meat that is boiled and mashed then cooked with bilimbi, a small cucumber, and lime juice. Fried onion, turmeric, salt and pepper are added. It is usually served with lentils and shredded green papaya with rice. This complex dish is not only delicious but highly nutritious. Seychelles beef is a local name for turtle meat.

Another tasty dish to keep an eye out for is called “ladob”. It may be eaten as a savoury or a dessert. The dessert is made of sweet potatoes and ripe plantain and may include breadfruit, cassava or corossol. It is boiled in coconut milk and nutmeg, sugar and vanilla are added. The dessert is creamy and soft.

There’s also a variety of local drinks such as their palm wine or calou which is an alcoholic beverage that is locally made from coconut sap. Its also used in the preparation of many Seychellois dishes.

Bacca is another alcoholic beverage that is made from sugarcane liquor and used for ceremonial events. Coco d’Amour is a tropical coconut liqueur that is made with coconut extract. Local beers that you absolutely must try are Ekyu and Seybrew. It’s particularly refreshing when served chilled.

The language spoken on board is primarily English. In general, there is a multilingual environment and you will have a chance to mix with a variety of nationalities. Excursions and public announcements are always in English.

The official languages of the Seychelles are Seychellois Creole, English and French. Seychellois Creole is a French-based creole language also known as Seselwa, it is the most commonly spoken language in the archipelago. English and sometimes French and are also widely spoken on all ports visited by our small ships.

There are no medical personnel on board the ship. However, crew members are trained in first aid and the purser can contact onshore medical people for emergency and nonemergency situations and evacuation can be facilitated in the most urgent cases.

All cabins have private, nicely appointed bathrooms fitted with showers. All cabins are air-conditioned and connected to a central music system. There is a telephone for intra ship communication. Our ship contains in lounge TV’s with satellite channels with at least a few English speaking programs. There are hairdryers in each cabin, flat-screen TV’s, public address system, safe boxes, mini-fridges and DVD players in the cabins

The ship’s generator provides an electric voltage of 220V. Cabins are fitted with European type plugs so please remember to bring an adaptor if necessary.

For more details, please visit the Ships section on our website.

There is a phone in each cabin. Outgoing call rates are very high as a satellite connection is the only one possible.

WIFI is available in certain areas of the ship at a modest charge. As it is a satellite connection, internet speed will be very slow and we suggest it be used for urgent matters only.

If you would like to have regular data and phone connection while on land, we suggest either arranging an overseas roaming plan with your mobile operator, or pick up a local SIM card if you have an unlocked phone.

Aboard the M/Y Pegasus there are no recreational facilities for children and reservations for those under the age of eleven are not advised. However, should you choose to bring children along please take into consideration that children onboard are their parents’/guardians sole responsibility.

There are no vaccinations required to travel to the Seychelles. However, we suggest you consult your physician with any specific personal requirements for this program.

As always, we recommend being in good health prior to any long distance travel.

The beautiful islands of the Seychelles is generally a quiet and safe place. However, being tourists in a city one should always take security measures. Late night strolls alone are not advisable after dark. When going out it’s recommended not to take any valuables or travel documents along to reduce the chances of having an unfortunate incident. Petty crime including pickpocketing and bag snatching may occur in the Seychelles.

Jewelry, money, documents, etc., should be placed in your individual safe deposit boxes or given to the captain who will deposit items in the ship’s safe boxes free of charge.

The police departments in the Seychelles have set up beach security units composed of policemen and women that patrol the main public beaches. They are dedicated to improving the security of foreigners.

More information on this from the Canadian government can be obtained at:

www.travel.gc.ca/destinations/seychelles

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