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Sydney/Istanbul
56-night From Phuket to the Pyramids Cruise
February 26, 2021
Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Mariner®
Sydney/Istanbul
Vacation Offer ID 1334232
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Cruise Inclusions

It's All Included...

  • European king-size bed or twin bed configurations featuring our exclusive Suite Slumber Bed®
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water- all complimentary
  • Spacious walk-in closet and marble-appointed bathroom with tub or shower
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Bath Amenities
  • Interactive flat-screen television with extensive media library and complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Welcome bottle of champagne with our compliments
  • 24-hour room service with dinner served course-by-course
  • FREE Unlimited WiFi
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • FREE Specialty Restaurants
  • FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship

Concierge Suites & Higher Also Enjoy:

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package
  • Priority online shore excursion reservations
  • Priority Online Shore Excursion & Dining Reservations
  • Discounts on Regent Choice Shore Excursions and Hotel and Land Programs
  • Binoculars, illy® espresso maker and cashmere blanket

Penthouse Suites & Higher Also Enjoy:

  • Personal Butler committed to fulfilling your wishes
  • Guerlain Bath Amenities & Men’s Unscented Shaving Kit
  • iPhone® docking station to accommodate all iPhone® models
  • Complimentary use of iPad®
  • Selection of Bed Pillow styles
  • All Concierge-Level amenities

Regent Suite Guests will Enjoy:

  • FREE Roundtrip Private Sedan Transfers Between Airport and Home
  • FREE Personal Car & Guide to Explore Ashore
  • FREE Unlimited In-Suite Spa Services
  • FREE Unlimited Laundry & Pressing
  • Guerlain Amenities

Available Add-Ons

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

56-night From Phuket to the Pyramids Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Sydney

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your luxury eco-tour into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region, Blue Mountains.
 
Continuing your journey to the Blue Mountains National Park, where you will enter a little known hidden clearing to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. Enjoy morning tea in a secluded valley, where you may see kangaroos grazing in the wild.
 
Visit a number of scenic lookouts, including Kings Tableland with its breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley. See firsthand the ruggedness and beauty that the Blue Mountains are famous for.
 
Lunch is included today at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Then head to Wentworth Falls and take a short walk to the falls with your guide. Enjoy stunning views and experience the local flora and fauna up close as your guide shares their knowledge of the incredible geology of the Blue Mountains and how they were formed.
 
Re-join your vehicle and travel towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters and learn the Aboriginal legend behind this famous rock formation while marvelling at the stunning views of Jamison Valley. Then continue around Narrow Neck Plateau for more incredible vantage points.
 
Then sit back and relax during your journey back through Sydney’s western suburbs and across the ANZAC Bridge to reboard your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, wildlife park entry fee, morning tea, lunch, national park fee
 Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Hunter Valley.
 
180 years young, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that is home to over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
 
Travelling north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, your first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well-renowned viticulture area, where you sample exquisite wines in a private area.
 
Then continue on to Leogate Estate, one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award-winning wines can provide. Sample a selection of cheeses to accompany your wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the winemaking process. Then enjoy a relaxing 2-course lunch: a selection of platters with a glass of red or white wine, followed by a dessert of choice.
 
After lunch, travel to Keith Tulloch Winery, a small family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”.  Sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine – a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.  
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.

Tour duration: approximately 10 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, morning tea, lunch, wine tasting
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
02/26/2021 02/26/2021
At Sea
02/27/2021 02/27/2021
Brisbane

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Brisbane: City Sights and Koala Encounters - 4.5 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day tour of Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
 
Head to Mt Coot-tha for stunning views over Brisbane’s downtown, across the suburbs and out to the islands. Your guide will provide a brief historical tour of Brisbane’s downtown and of the region’s rich history, from English prison to modern metropolis.
 
During your tour, you will visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Learn about Australia’s native fauna on a guided tour through the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. The sanctuary has a large variety of other Australian wildlife, all in beautiful and natural settings. Highlights include a variety of birds of prey and hand-feeding the soft, friendly kangaroos. You may even pat or hold one of the scaly, ‘friendly’ snakes in the snake show. A photograph holding an iconic koala is a popular optional extra. Some of the many other animals are crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, eastern water dragons, platypus and wombats.
 
Drive to Southbank, where you will enjoy a walk along the river with lovely views of Brisbane’s downtown. Options at Southbank include the very popular and unique ‘City Beach’, surrounding parklands, markets and the 60-metre tall ‘Wheel of Brisbane’ (giant Ferris wheel). On the way back, stop at the Kangaroo Cliffs for lovely views over the city and the Botanical Gardens.
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, refreshments
Cost excludes: lunch
 
Brisbane: Australia Zoo and Montville
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to Australia Zoo and Montville.
 
Your zoo visit starts with a special visit to Australia Zoo’s multi-million dollar animal hospital. Here, you will have the chance to pat a koala and may take up the optional extra of a photograph holding a koala. 
 
In the central section see 20 beautiful snakes including 10 of the most poisonous in the world. Watch the intriguing round wombats eat, sleep and scratch. Walk through the tropical Australian bird aviary with around 40 beautifully coloured species. See Australia’s famous ‘Big Red’ kangaroos and hand-feed these friendly kings of the Aussie bush.
 
At the ‘Crocoseum’ enjoy the main show of the day – ‘Wildlife Warriors’. See Steve’s dream come alive as a variety of birds-of-prey and other beautifully coloured endangered birds from around the world fly close overhead. The show climaxes as a crocodile leaps out of the water for his food.
 
Stop along the way to enjoy a gourmet lunch before visiting the spiky echidnas and patting and feeding the Wallabies.  
 
Time permitting enjoy a visit to gorgeous Montville in the hinterland with arts, cafes, wines and stunning views over the Glasshouse Mountains before returning to your accommodation.
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
 
Brisbane: Lamington National Park Day Tour - 8.5 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

On the way to Mount Tamborine, learn about the convict history of Brisbane and the European settlement of southern Queensland. Stretch your legs at the Curtis Falls Rainforest Walk: this easy walk into the sub-tropical rainforest includes numerous beautiful palms and strangler figs, ending at a delightful little rock pool with waterfalls.
 
Mount Tamborine is well known for its boutique wineries, award-winning distillery and micro-brewery as well as gourmet cheese tasting. Take your pick or just relax for an hour along the village ‘Gallery Walk’ with art galleries, gift shops and cafes.

Deep in the rainforest and back up into UNESCO World Heritage-listed parkland, learn about the region’s pioneering history while enjoying a great lunch high on the mountain with views over the valleys. Hand-feed the cheeky, but vibrantly coloured, crimson rosellas and king parrots – both are truly some of Australia’s most beautiful birds.

The famous O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk starts by stepping inside a giant strangler fig: look up 35 metres (100 feet) and see the cylindrical tunnel inside the trunk all the way to the top of the tree, with shafts of light piercing through random holes on the trunk. The highlight for many is a walk through the rainforest’s canopy. Take a moment to close your eyes and relax. Lamington is a true bird-lover paradise with over 160 species, like the glossy black cockatoo and majestic satin bowerbird.
 
Upon conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
02/28/2021 02/28/2021
Brisbane

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Brisbane: City Sights and Koala Encounters - 4.5 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day tour of Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
 
Head to Mt Coot-tha for stunning views over Brisbane’s downtown, across the suburbs and out to the islands. Your guide will provide a brief historical tour of Brisbane’s downtown and of the region’s rich history, from English prison to modern metropolis.
 
During your tour, you will visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Learn about Australia’s native fauna on a guided tour through the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. The sanctuary has a large variety of other Australian wildlife, all in beautiful and natural settings. Highlights include a variety of birds of prey and hand-feeding the soft, friendly kangaroos. You may even pat or hold one of the scaly, ‘friendly’ snakes in the snake show. A photograph holding an iconic koala is a popular optional extra. Some of the many other animals are crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, eastern water dragons, platypus and wombats.
 
Drive to Southbank, where you will enjoy a walk along the river with lovely views of Brisbane’s downtown. Options at Southbank include the very popular and unique ‘City Beach’, surrounding parklands, markets and the 60-metre tall ‘Wheel of Brisbane’ (giant Ferris wheel). On the way back, stop at the Kangaroo Cliffs for lovely views over the city and the Botanical Gardens.
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, refreshments
Cost excludes: lunch
 
Brisbane: Australia Zoo and Montville
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to Australia Zoo and Montville.
 
Your zoo visit starts with a special visit to Australia Zoo’s multi-million dollar animal hospital. Here, you will have the chance to pat a koala and may take up the optional extra of a photograph holding a koala. 
 
In the central section see 20 beautiful snakes including 10 of the most poisonous in the world. Watch the intriguing round wombats eat, sleep and scratch. Walk through the tropical Australian bird aviary with around 40 beautifully coloured species. See Australia’s famous ‘Big Red’ kangaroos and hand-feed these friendly kings of the Aussie bush.
 
At the ‘Crocoseum’ enjoy the main show of the day – ‘Wildlife Warriors’. See Steve’s dream come alive as a variety of birds-of-prey and other beautifully coloured endangered birds from around the world fly close overhead. The show climaxes as a crocodile leaps out of the water for his food.
 
Stop along the way to enjoy a gourmet lunch before visiting the spiky echidnas and patting and feeding the Wallabies.  
 
Time permitting enjoy a visit to gorgeous Montville in the hinterland with arts, cafes, wines and stunning views over the Glasshouse Mountains before returning to your accommodation.
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
 
Brisbane: Lamington National Park Day Tour - 8.5 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

On the way to Mount Tamborine, learn about the convict history of Brisbane and the European settlement of southern Queensland. Stretch your legs at the Curtis Falls Rainforest Walk: this easy walk into the sub-tropical rainforest includes numerous beautiful palms and strangler figs, ending at a delightful little rock pool with waterfalls.
 
Mount Tamborine is well known for its boutique wineries, award-winning distillery and micro-brewery as well as gourmet cheese tasting. Take your pick or just relax for an hour along the village ‘Gallery Walk’ with art galleries, gift shops and cafes.

Deep in the rainforest and back up into UNESCO World Heritage-listed parkland, learn about the region’s pioneering history while enjoying a great lunch high on the mountain with views over the valleys. Hand-feed the cheeky, but vibrantly coloured, crimson rosellas and king parrots – both are truly some of Australia’s most beautiful birds.

The famous O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk starts by stepping inside a giant strangler fig: look up 35 metres (100 feet) and see the cylindrical tunnel inside the trunk all the way to the top of the tree, with shafts of light piercing through random holes on the trunk. The highlight for many is a walk through the rainforest’s canopy. Take a moment to close your eyes and relax. Lamington is a true bird-lover paradise with over 160 species, like the glossy black cockatoo and majestic satin bowerbird.
 
Upon conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
03/01/2021 03/01/2021
At Sea
03/02/2021 03/02/2021
Airlie Beach
03/03/2021 03/03/2021
Cairns
03/04/2021 03/04/2021
At Sea
03/05/2021 03/05/2021
Thursday Island
03/06/2021 03/06/2021
At Sea
03/07/2021 03/07/2021
Darwin

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Darwin: WWII History Tour - 4 hours
You will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day tour of Darwin.
 
Travel through the city past Parliament House to a viewing platform overlooking the harbour, where you will learn about the destruction of Darwin by the Japanese air attack on the city in 1942. See the Stokes Hill Wharf area before continuing to the World War II storage tunnels. The tunnels were built during WWII by the Civil Construction Corps. This unique tourist attraction located in the Darwin Wharf Precinct was reopened in 1992 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin. Located beneath the cliffs of the city, your private guide provides historical information relating to the concept of the tunnels. The WWII tunnels these days feature a photographic display of Darwin during WWII including photographs of the brave men and women who served in the protection of Australia.
 
Continue on to East Point Military Museum and Reserve. Visit the bunker where the army planned Top End defence strategy during World War II. The East Point Military Museum was Darwin's first museum. The museum includes artillery, videos, armoured vehicles and photographs. This military museum displays war memorabilia, gun aiming equipment, firearms and aviation, navy and army exhibits. There is also a video showing dramatic live footage of the Japanese bombing of Darwin. The surroundings are part of the East Point Reserve.
 
Upon conclusion of your touring, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal.

Tour duration: approximately 4 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, entry fees
Cost excludes: lunch
Darwin: City Sights and Surrounds - 8 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a full day tour of Darwin and surrounds.

Your day begins with a visit to Darwin’s attractive waterfront region and historic Stokes Hill Wharf. Your guide will explain the history of Darwin, including the air raid bombings during World War II and Cyclone Tracy, which devastated the city in 1974.
 
Heading out of town, your first stop is Fogg Dam; a vast, open wetland area that is home to large numbers of colourful birds at various times of the year.
 
Visit the Corroboree Road House for a brief stop and join a small group scenic cruise around the picturesque Corroboree Billabong, viewing a large variety of wetland birds and crocodiles in their natural environment. This area is part of the Mary River Wetlands system.
 
The return trip to Darwin takes you along the Marrakai Track, travelling past cattle stations and viewing the mighty cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, which tower over six metres in height.
 
On conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise  ship, light lunch, entry fees
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Darwin: Litchfield National Park Discovery Tour - 8 hours

This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to the Litchfield National Park.
 
Please note; please bring shoes suitable for walking short distances on uneven terrain, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimming costume and towel.
 
Travel approximately two hours south from Darwin past abandoned WWII airstrips and the town of Batchelor for the approximately one hour journey through the Litchfield National Park. Ascend the rocky Tabletop Range where dry woodlands and forests dominate the huge sandstone plateau. Arrive at Litchfield National Park. This fascinating, uniquely beautiful area was originally the home of the Aboriginal Wagait people.

Travel through the park to the famous Termite Mounds. One of Litchfield's unique sights, this collection of hundreds of termite mounds standing over six feet high in a wide swathe of empty ground has the appearance of a graveyard. The mounds are like enormous magnetic compasses with their thin edges pointing north-south and broad backs east-west, minimizing their exposure to the sun. This ingenious design keeps the mounds cool for the termites inside.

Drive to Wangi Falls. The falls flow into a large, easily accessible swimming hole surrounded by lush monsoonal rainforest making them Litchfield National Park's most popular attraction. 
 

On conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal to reboard your vessel.

Tour duration: approximately 8 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch

03/08/2021 03/08/2021
At Sea
03/09/2021 03/09/2021
At Sea
03/10/2021 03/10/2021
Benoa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Bali Highlights & Twin Lakes - 9 hours - Benoa
Highlights:
  • Your adventure begins at the conclusion of your welcoming ceremony.
  • After boarding your motor coach you’ll drive through the emerald green hills and into central Bali.
  • Your first stop is Sangeh Monkey Forest, a 34acre sanctuary for hundreds of monkeys.
  • Visit the 400 year old Pura Bukit Sari Sangeh Temple.
  • Next on your itinerary you’ll see Lake Bratan. Located almost 4,000 feet above sea level, this sparkling lake sits in the crater of Mt. Catur.
  • Then, you’ll make a photo stop at a viewing area where you can look out over the “twin lakes,” Buyan Lake, the smallest lake in Bali, and Tamblingan Lake.
  • Continuing on, you’ll head over to the highland village of Munduk for lunch.
  • After lunch you’ll visit the colorful Pasar Candi Kuning market. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also purchase handicrafts, paintings, and fabrics.
  • Your final destination is the village of Tohpati, famous for its fine batik. After observing the batik process you can try your hand at painting traditional batik designs.
  • Later, you're invited to browse for souvenirs, gifts and fine Balinese crafts.
  • When your exciting highland exploration comes to an end, you’ll return to your motor coach, perhaps laden with crafts from the market or Tohpati, for the relaxing ride back to your ship.
 
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: no

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Benoa Port
  • Entrance Fees, English speaking guide assistance, Welcome dance
  • Soft drinks / mineral water / refreshments, Lunch
Not Included:
  • Personal expenses, telephone, laundry service, tips and gratuities, personal travel insurance
  • All services which are not mentioned on the program above.
03/11/2021 03/11/2021
Benoa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Bali Highlights & Twin Lakes - 9 hours - Benoa
Highlights:
  • Your adventure begins at the conclusion of your welcoming ceremony.
  • After boarding your motor coach you’ll drive through the emerald green hills and into central Bali.
  • Your first stop is Sangeh Monkey Forest, a 34acre sanctuary for hundreds of monkeys.
  • Visit the 400 year old Pura Bukit Sari Sangeh Temple.
  • Next on your itinerary you’ll see Lake Bratan. Located almost 4,000 feet above sea level, this sparkling lake sits in the crater of Mt. Catur.
  • Then, you’ll make a photo stop at a viewing area where you can look out over the “twin lakes,” Buyan Lake, the smallest lake in Bali, and Tamblingan Lake.
  • Continuing on, you’ll head over to the highland village of Munduk for lunch.
  • After lunch you’ll visit the colorful Pasar Candi Kuning market. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also purchase handicrafts, paintings, and fabrics.
  • Your final destination is the village of Tohpati, famous for its fine batik. After observing the batik process you can try your hand at painting traditional batik designs.
  • Later, you're invited to browse for souvenirs, gifts and fine Balinese crafts.
  • When your exciting highland exploration comes to an end, you’ll return to your motor coach, perhaps laden with crafts from the market or Tohpati, for the relaxing ride back to your ship.
 
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: no

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Benoa Port
  • Entrance Fees, English speaking guide assistance, Welcome dance
  • Soft drinks / mineral water / refreshments, Lunch
Not Included:
  • Personal expenses, telephone, laundry service, tips and gratuities, personal travel insurance
  • All services which are not mentioned on the program above.
03/12/2021 03/12/2021
Surabaya
03/13/2021 03/13/2021
At Sea
03/14/2021 03/14/2021
Singapore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore
Highlights:
  • Bumboat Ride
  • Merlion Park
  • Drive around the Civic District
  • National Orchid Garden Admission

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, if guests can walk a short
distance to board the bumboat when wheelchair must be foldable to fit into the minivan.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • A Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned at above itinerary, other than specified as included.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities.
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc. 
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam 

Destination: Singapore
Tour Duration: 02 hours

Highlights:

Take a spin on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Malay Enclave. Urban renewal in a conservation district. Trendy cafes and “blogshops”. Singapore’s narrowest lane. Largest Mosque in Singapore. Fascinating artistic doodles on walls and public spaces.

Inclusions:
• Private Vespa transfer, Helmets, and Raincoats
• Port pick-up and drop-off
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Guests ride pillion behind an experienced driver
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not Included: 
• Transfers to/from airport/hotel 
•  Meals and drinks on tour
• Singapore visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details)
• Entrance fees to places of entertainment unless specified • Porterage
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusions


 
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour) 

Destination: Singapore
Tour Duration: 04 hours

Highlights:
Our guide will pick you up at the port (Marina Bay Cruise Center or Singapore Cruise Center).

Spend a wonderful morning as a local would visiting a wet market, enjoying a hawker breakfast and finishing off at a traditional heritage shop. Begin with a stroll through a local wet market, always an explosion of sights, sounds and smells! See where the term “wet market” comes from as you watch stall owners use water to wash the floors, to freshen up fruits and vegetables, and to keep fish and shellfish alive. Check out local favourites like century egg, black chicken and a wide array of spices. Continue to the Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest food centre and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Finally, stop by a traditional heritage shop where locals go for herbs, tonics and even pastries for a family tea time. End your tour on a sweet note with a sampling of local desserts.

Inclusions:
• Private transfer
• Port pick-up and drop-off
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Entrance fees
• Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ waters)
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not Included:
• Other meals where not mention in the program
• Drinks/ waters on meals
• Singapore visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details)
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusive column
 
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru 

Destination: Singapore
Tour Duration: 3.5 hours

Highlights:
The Pinnacle @ Duxton takes the title of being the world’s tallest public housing project. Enjoy stunning view of the Singapore landscape from the 50th storey sky bridge.

Next is a visit to Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest public housing estate built in the 1920s that has creatively evolved into a unique neighbourhood that balances heritage and swanky hipster lifestyle. The Tiong Bahru Market, built in 1955, may be the first modern market to be built in a housing estate but still boasts some of the best hawker stalls for local culinary delights. The 90-year-old Qi Tian Gong Temple, Singapore’s oldest temple honours the Monkey God, who bestows blessing and protection.

Visit a bakery where time stands still. With a history spanning four generations, Galicier Pastry is steeped in family tradition using only the freshest ingredients, bought daily, to create Galicier’s traditional nyonya kuehs and retro cakes.

The design and décor of Nostalgia Hotel are inspired by Singapore’s colonial years as well as the romantic history of the neighbourhood. After all, Tiong Bahru was once known as an area where the well-heeled kept their mistresses. It’s the old world charm with a dash of modernism.

Inclusions:
• Private transfer
• Port pick-up and drop-off
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Entrance fees
• Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ waters)
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not Included:
• Other meals where not mention in the program
• Drinks/ waters on meals
• Singapore visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details)
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusive column
03/15/2021 03/15/2021
Singapore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore
Highlights:
  • Bumboat Ride
  • Merlion Park
  • Drive around the Civic District
  • National Orchid Garden Admission

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, if guests can walk a short
distance to board the bumboat when wheelchair must be foldable to fit into the minivan.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • A Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned at above itinerary, other than specified as included.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities.
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc. 
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam 

Destination: Singapore
Tour Duration: 02 hours

Highlights:

Take a spin on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Malay Enclave. Urban renewal in a conservation district. Trendy cafes and “blogshops”. Singapore’s narrowest lane. Largest Mosque in Singapore. Fascinating artistic doodles on walls and public spaces.

Inclusions:
• Private Vespa transfer, Helmets, and Raincoats
• Port pick-up and drop-off
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Guests ride pillion behind an experienced driver
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not Included: 
• Transfers to/from airport/hotel 
•  Meals and drinks on tour
• Singapore visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details)
• Entrance fees to places of entertainment unless specified • Porterage
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusions


 
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour) 

Destination: Singapore
Tour Duration: 04 hours

Highlights:
Our guide will pick you up at the port (Marina Bay Cruise Center or Singapore Cruise Center).

Spend a wonderful morning as a local would visiting a wet market, enjoying a hawker breakfast and finishing off at a traditional heritage shop. Begin with a stroll through a local wet market, always an explosion of sights, sounds and smells! See where the term “wet market” comes from as you watch stall owners use water to wash the floors, to freshen up fruits and vegetables, and to keep fish and shellfish alive. Check out local favourites like century egg, black chicken and a wide array of spices. Continue to the Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest food centre and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Finally, stop by a traditional heritage shop where locals go for herbs, tonics and even pastries for a family tea time. End your tour on a sweet note with a sampling of local desserts.

Inclusions:
• Private transfer
• Port pick-up and drop-off
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Entrance fees
• Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ waters)
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not Included:
• Other meals where not mention in the program
• Drinks/ waters on meals
• Singapore visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details)
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusive column
 
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru 

Destination: Singapore
Tour Duration: 3.5 hours

Highlights:
The Pinnacle @ Duxton takes the title of being the world’s tallest public housing project. Enjoy stunning view of the Singapore landscape from the 50th storey sky bridge.

Next is a visit to Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest public housing estate built in the 1920s that has creatively evolved into a unique neighbourhood that balances heritage and swanky hipster lifestyle. The Tiong Bahru Market, built in 1955, may be the first modern market to be built in a housing estate but still boasts some of the best hawker stalls for local culinary delights. The 90-year-old Qi Tian Gong Temple, Singapore’s oldest temple honours the Monkey God, who bestows blessing and protection.

Visit a bakery where time stands still. With a history spanning four generations, Galicier Pastry is steeped in family tradition using only the freshest ingredients, bought daily, to create Galicier’s traditional nyonya kuehs and retro cakes.

The design and décor of Nostalgia Hotel are inspired by Singapore’s colonial years as well as the romantic history of the neighbourhood. After all, Tiong Bahru was once known as an area where the well-heeled kept their mistresses. It’s the old world charm with a dash of modernism.

Inclusions:
• Private transfer
• Port pick-up and drop-off
• Sightseeing with Local English Speaking guide
• Entrance fees
• Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ waters)
• Cold towels and water on sightseeing days 

Not Included:
• Other meals where not mention in the program
• Drinks/ waters on meals
• Singapore visa (Please contact your cruise for the visa details)
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tips and Gratuities
• Other services not listed in inclusive column
03/16/2021 03/16/2021
Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)
03/17/2021 03/17/2021
Penang

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Penang Heritage Tour

Georgetown, named after King George III, is synonymous with history. Colonial buildings, Chinese shop-houses and Little India makes the inner city of Georgetown easily one of the most interesting and charming cities in Asia. A heritage Jewel that is largely intact.

Visit the Thai Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram), which houses the 4th largest Reclining Buddha in the world measuring 108-ft long. Siting across the road is The Dharmikarama Burmese Temple where you will see the famous Golden Reclining Buddha statue and be awed by the intricate architecture of both temples.

This is followed by another jewel of George Town: the

You will marvel at the painstaking restoration of this mansion and its unique antique furniture and woodwork.

Not to be missed is the majestic Khoo Kongsi, one of the most beautiful Chinese clan houses to be built outside of China. Comes with great historical and cultural values... its walls, pillars and roof are decorated with intricate carvings, statues, paintings and coloured tiles.

03/18/2021 03/18/2021
Phuket

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Scenic Island of Phuket - 5.5 hours - Phuket
Highlights:
  • Karon View Point
  • Promthep Cape
  • Chalong Temple (The most scared Buddhist temple in Phuket)
  • Cashew Nut factory
  • Phuket old town

Tour Duration: 5.5 hours

Tour can operate: morning and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes, Except for Chalong temple (Clients might see from outside only).

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Patong Port or Deepsea  Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals and drinks
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense 
03/19/2021 03/19/2021
At Sea
03/20/2021 03/20/2021
At Sea
03/21/2021 03/21/2021
Colombo
03/22/2021 03/22/2021
At Sea
03/23/2021 03/23/2021
Kochi (Cochin)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Meet at the port of COCHIN -KERALA 
(Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure)

COCHIN: 8HRS

Disembark from the ship and meet your personal guide on the pier.

You will drive to the historic Fort Cochin area where you walk in the area known as “Jew Town”.  

You will visit the Mattancherri Palace, which was commissioned by the Portuguese for the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights.  The palace is two storeys’s high and is built in the traditional Kerala style known as “nalukattu” (four buildings around a central courtyard).  Made of wood and richly carved, the palace exhibits memorabilia from the Raja of Kochi’s collection, but it is best known for its outstanding murals painted on the walls.  Fast fading, one can still see some of these excellent 16th century paintings illustrating episodes from the great Indian epic – The Ramayana.

Surrounding the Synagogue are a jumble of antique and spice shops, and souvenir shop and it is a fun area to wander at leisure.

You will have time to explore the Heritage Zone, which with its varied architectural styles highlights Cochin’s history of being occupied by various foreign rulers.  In this area, which is protected, is St Francis’ Church, first established by the Portuguese in the 1500s.  This is one of the earliest European churches in the country.  The simple façade served as the prototype for future churches here.  Vasco Da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his body was taken to Portugal 14 years later.  You will also visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral which was built in the late 19th century and has impressive murals on its ceiling.  The walking tour ends at the Chinese Fishing Nets, which were first erected between 1350 and 1450 indicating trading ties with China. 

You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you drive to the Folklore Museum.  This Museum has an exceptional collection of private artifacts from all over the South and interestingly has a theatre attached as an added attraction.  The collection includes masks, beautifully carved old wooden doors, musical instruments, lamps and tribal jewelry.    You will watch a private performance of the classical Kathakali dance before returning to your hotel.

Early evening you will return to the ship.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee,Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified) Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted seperately.

*Terms and conditions apply

Cochin: Highlights - 7.5 hours

9AM- 10:30AM 
Disembark the ship drive for 45 minutes to Tripunithura and visit the Hill Palace which was the official residence of the Cochin Royal family built in 1865. The palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala and in surrounded by 52 acres of terraced land with a deer park. A fully fledged ethno-archaeological museum and Kerala's first ever heritage Museum are the main attractions. Displayed inside are 19th century paintings, murals sculptures in stone and plaster of Paris, manuscripts, inscriptions and coins belonging to the royal family.

10:30AM - 2pm
We are then invited to the garden home of our friends Nimmy Paul for a traditional cooking demonstration followed by a meal. The Paul’s belong to the Syrian Christian community of Kottayam. Nimmy’s legendry culinary skills have been featured in Saveur and Gourmet magazine amongst others.


2PM- 4PM     
In the afternoon, before returning to the ship which is towards the Silk Route trading post of Fort Cochin, these days a `Heritage Zone’. Beginning with the Chinese and Arabs in the 13th century, the Portuguese arrived in 1500 A.D. followed by the domination of the Dutch and British. See St. Francis Church originally built in 1510 and the first to reflect European influenced tradition. Portuguese hero Vasco Da Gama died on the site and was buried in the cemetery. 

At Matancherry, there’s the Dutch Palace built in 1557 by the Portuguese as a gift for the Maharaja of Cochin in exchange for trading rights. The Palace houses royal costumes, palanquins, furniture and weapons but its striking feature is a series of murals painted on wooden walls. Later, stop by the Pardesi synagogue, at the heart of what is locally called Jew town. (Closed for a visit on Fridays and Saturday)

4PM - 4:30PM   Thereafter return to the pier. 


Added Value: 

  •       Great introduction to Cochin city.
  •       The Tour covers the main highlights of the city i.e Depart the Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry, the Dutch Palace and later Jew Street (or Spice Street) in Jew Town.    
  •       Traditional south Indian cooking demonstration and lunch with Nimmy Paul.     

- Tour Duration: 7 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Closing dates : Fridays - Dutch Palace in Mattancherry  and Fridays & Saturdays – Jewish  Synagogue.     


Inclusions:

- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch and cooking demonstration with Nimmy Paul.
- All the prevailing taxes.  

03/24/2021 03/24/2021
New Mangalore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mangalore, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Meet at the Port of New Mangalore
 Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure)

HALF DAY TOUR: 4 hrs

You will disembark the ship and will be met by your personal guide at the peir.
 

You will begin at the tile roofed low structure of the 10th century Mangaladevi Temple, the temple named after the a Malabar Princess, Mangala Devi who gave her name to the city; the 17th century Manjunath Temple has some superb bronze images of the Buddha dating to the 10th and 11th century, indicating that this site was previously a Buddhist temple.  You will also stop at St. Aloysius Church dating from 1899, situated on Lighthouse Hill, is an architectural gem.  The walls have remarkable 189th century frescoes painted by the Italian trained Jesuit priest, Moscheni, which covers the walls and ceilings in a profusion of scenes.  The town has a sizable Roman Catholic population. 
 

Virtually all the famous buildings in Mangalore are shrines. The Mangladevi temple and its deity reputedly gave Mangalore its name. The four-armed idol in the temple is one of the most revered in India.

Mangalore is the Cashew growing area of Karnataka and on your way back to the ship you will stop at a Cashew Factory to watch the cleaning, sorting and packing process. 


You will return to the ship 

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide,Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee,Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified) Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted seperately

Mangalore - 4 hours
Mangalore is a typical South Indian experience with its quaint mix of old and new. From the pier, we drive towards the city center with our first stop at the Cashew nut processing factory for which the town is renowned. We then explore its cosmopolitan nature visiting the Gokarnath Temple belonging to the industrious Billora community offering an insight into the South Indian form of worship. Its religious hustle and bustle gets contrasted in the chapel of St. Aloysius on Lighthouse hill which has important frescoes depicting the life of Christ by Italian masters.

Added Value: -
-Great introduction to Mangalore city a typically small Indian town and very different from other Indian ports. The mix of the characters in this tour makes for a truly unique experience.
- The Tour covers the main highlights of the city i.e the Achal Cashew processing plant, the Gokarnath Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel etc..

Recommended:
Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed at the temple & no skimpy dress.

- Tour Duration: 4 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
Please note: Cashew factory is closed on Sundays and Public holidays.

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the prevailing taxes.
Mangalore: Karkala and Moorbidri - 4.5 hours
A statue rising 12.6 meters and engraved from a single stone rises at a foot of a hill in Karkala erected in 1432 alongside a temple in honor of the great prince Bahubali or “the one with strong shoulders”. Bahubali fought a fierce battle with his brother for a throne but having succeeded then turned to meditation and prayer for 12 long years. Soon creepers started winding around him which gets depicted in this gigantic statue.
 
At Moodbidri, we see another masterpiece of the industrious Jain community which became on offshoot of Hinduism. They called them Basidas or residence of god.

Commissioned by king Devaraja Woodeyar in 1430 AD the temple has a thousand pillars no two of which are alike.
Interspersed between these two highlights is the Soan’s Farm started by the Swiss – German Basel Missionary society in 1926. Alfred Soans made innovative changes to the dry laterite soil and with inter cropping and better water management farmed superior qualities of upland rice, coconut, arecanut, banana, chillies, ginger, tapioca, mango and spices like clove, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom. Most famous are his Soan’s pineapples which we get to sample.

Added Value:
The imposing statute and the temple are great sights. The visit to the Soans horticultural Farm is a highlight of this tour. In the past, guests have thoroughly enjoyed this excursion.

Recommended: Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed at the temple & no skimpy dress. It may be advisable to carry a pair of socks for the temple walk.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½ hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
Physical activity level : High
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Please note the climb involves 212 steps to reach the statue atop the hilllock. Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed & advisable to carry a pair of socks.

 

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle - Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Light refreshments at Soan Farms.
- Credit card and bank charges.
03/25/2021 03/25/2021
Goa (Mormugao)
03/26/2021 03/26/2021
Mumbai

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

You will first explore the Fort area of Mumbai – Kala Ghoda, literally Black Horse – a neighborhood in South Mumbai. The crescent-shaped precinct is the city’s premier art district. You will drive past a large number of the city’s heritage buildings, full of museums, art galleries and educational institutions like the Jehangir Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (previously called the Prince of Wales Museum) and The Arts Trust.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
Stop for a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant before you return to the port area.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee, Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified), Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted separately. 

*Terms and conditions apply

 
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.
 
Your first stop will be to take pictures at Dhobi Ghat, a sight unique to this city. ‘Dhobi Ghat’ or “washerfolks’ place”, is the world's largest outdoor laundry, and where Mumbai's traditional washer-folk - or dhobis - provide a wonderful service, collecting dirty laundry, washing it, and returning it neatly pressed, all for a very small fee.
 
Drive to Churchgate Station where you get the opportunity to see the famed ‘dabbawallas’ or ‘lunch box carriers’ in action.  The Mumbai dabbawallas are international figures now, thanks to Forbes Global. The Forbes story details the efficiency with which they deliver the dabbas or lunch pails of their customers. Around 5,000 dabbawallas collect and deliver 175,000 lunches every day and take the empty boxes back. Their operation has a six sigma rating which implies less than 3.4 errors in every million transactions. This is the same rating that has made companies like Motorola and GE world famous for their quality!
 
Later you will visit Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, a structure steeped in Indian history and culture. Built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, it contains 3,500-plus objects centering on Mumbai’s history. This landmark building was renovated in 2008.
 
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before you continue on your tour.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
You will then return to the port area.

 

Inclusions: Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, private guide, complimentary soft beverages and bottled water in the car, monument entrance and still camera fee, meet and assist at all airports and hotels, porterage at airports, all current applicable taxes.

Exclusions: Expenses of any personal nature (laundry, telephone calls etc, unless specified), tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), meals (unless specified) any insurance or Visa, any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, air fare is quoted separately.

*Terms and conditions apply

Mumbai: 9 hours
With a population exceeding 18 million, this one time group of low lying mud flats is now India’s economic power base and her most industrialized city, bustling with activity of incredible diversity and complexity, her color and elegance, her wealth corresponding with her historic struggle against poverty. Certain affluent areas give Bombay an air of mini–Manhattan!
 
8:30am - 9:30am:  
Depart   the   pier for the famous Gateway of India en route to Banganga. This Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, and is the city's most famous landmark.
We then proceed to Banganga via Art Deco Marine Drive also called the Queens Necklace at night due to its curve shape around the bay.
 
9:30am - 10:30am
Walk around Banganga, the sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern skyscrapers. Nowhere are Bombay’s paradoxes more evident than at Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years ago, in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. Overcome with fatigue and thirst, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the Ganga, over a thousand miles away. Although the story is the stuff of legend, the tank has always been sacred. On pious occasions, thousands turn up to take a ritual dip in its mossy waters, and offer flowers at the ancient Banganga Temples.

 
10:30am - 10:50am
Drive to Dhobi Ghat.

 
10:50 - 11:15
Visit the `Dhobi Ghat’, the city’s open-air laundry! where “Dhobis’ (washermen) attend to an astounding quantity of washing daily. Clothes, linen, towels… are washed in small open air cubicles rented out each day. An itemized account is logged in a notebook and clothes collected from households are returned a week later. Through the apparent chaos incredibly nothing gets lost from a countless number of pieces and most clothes somehow survive the beating they receive on the washing stones.

 
11:15pm - 11:45pm 
Drive to Churchgate Railway Station.

 
11:45am - 12:15pm
We stop at the Churchgate Railway Station to see the `Dabbawallahs’, members of the Bombay Union of Tiffin Box Carriers, described by Prince Charles as the symbol of this enigmatic and intriguing city.  Each morning, the 2500 dabbawallahs call on suburban housewives who pack a freshly cooked lunch into small circular aluminum or stainless steel containers - `dabbas’.  Typically the dabbawallahs collect 30-40 boxes, range them out on a long pole and cycle to the nearest station. Here he hands them over to a fellow dabbawallah who then transports them into the city for delivery to the consumer.  Over 100,000 lunches of maybe sabze (vegetable curry), chapattis (Indian bread), dal (lentils) and pickle, make their way daily across town to the breadwinner and back again. The service which costs a few rupees a week, is a good example of the fine division of labor in India, reliable and efficient for the dabbawallahs pride themselves on never losing a lunch.

 
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Drive to `Khyber’ restaurant for lunch which specializes in the Northwest frontier cuisine.

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch (on own)

 
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Drive to Mani Bhawan passing through the teeming commercial areas, Crawford Market and many handsome buildings of Victorian Bombay, including the University and Victoria Terminus. 

 
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Visit the Gandhi Museum. Located on leafy Laburnum Road, a quiet lane named after its shady trees, Mani Bhavan is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use. 

 
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Before returning  to the  pier, we spend some time where it all began, where the  tide of  human life rolls down the center of the street, unruffled by vehicles from all quarters ploughing their way through it. No visit to Bombay is complete without a foray into the bazaars of Bhuleshwar.  The city’s densest concentration of lifestyle and retail jewelry stores is a crush of shop fronts, street stalls, hawkers and handicrafts and a seething mass of people. It may look like absolute chaos but the areas are closely knit, and cohesively built around the traditional residential complex, temples, flower markets, community halls, cow shelter and bazaars. Within a few square kilometers there are a dozen bazaars and more commodities for sale than you will see probably anywhere else in a lifetime.
 
4: 45  -  5:30
Drive back to the ship.

Added Value:
-     A good overview of the unique aspects of this unique city.

- Tour Duration: 8 – 9 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours
Drive to the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark – an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was also conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; these days it is remembered more as the place from where the British staged their final departure.

From the Gateway pier, we board local launches for a one hour cruise across the harbor to Elephanta island. Located some four miles from the city its original name was Gharapuri or Fortress City, which was later changed to Elephanta by the Portuguese who found a large stone elephant near the landing place. Within the main rock-cut temple, probably dating from between 450 to 750 A.D.  are  found  large  sculptured panels,  the  most  interesting  of  which  is   the   three  headed Shiva shown as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Other Shiva panels, includes one of the God dancing the `tandava’ and thereby causing the world to shake !

Added Value”
A fine example of ancient Indian art.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½  hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Strenuous
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
- Clothing Recommended :Light cottons, comfortable shoes, sun shades and sunblock.    

Note: Elephanta Caves is closed on Mondays.
  

Special comments:
It is possible to get `carried up’ on palanquins from the start of the steps up to the caves and down as well. A team of 4 operate each palanquin and this forms a source of income for the local Island inhabitants. ( This cost is not covered in the package and can be paid for directly)
                                     
Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- Regular Motor launch tickets.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- All the prevailing taxes. 

Not Included: Meals.
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Mumbai

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

You will first explore the Fort area of Mumbai – Kala Ghoda, literally Black Horse – a neighborhood in South Mumbai. The crescent-shaped precinct is the city’s premier art district. You will drive past a large number of the city’s heritage buildings, full of museums, art galleries and educational institutions like the Jehangir Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (previously called the Prince of Wales Museum) and The Arts Trust.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
Stop for a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant before you return to the port area.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee, Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified), Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted separately. 

*Terms and conditions apply

 
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.
 
Your first stop will be to take pictures at Dhobi Ghat, a sight unique to this city. ‘Dhobi Ghat’ or “washerfolks’ place”, is the world's largest outdoor laundry, and where Mumbai's traditional washer-folk - or dhobis - provide a wonderful service, collecting dirty laundry, washing it, and returning it neatly pressed, all for a very small fee.
 
Drive to Churchgate Station where you get the opportunity to see the famed ‘dabbawallas’ or ‘lunch box carriers’ in action.  The Mumbai dabbawallas are international figures now, thanks to Forbes Global. The Forbes story details the efficiency with which they deliver the dabbas or lunch pails of their customers. Around 5,000 dabbawallas collect and deliver 175,000 lunches every day and take the empty boxes back. Their operation has a six sigma rating which implies less than 3.4 errors in every million transactions. This is the same rating that has made companies like Motorola and GE world famous for their quality!
 
Later you will visit Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, a structure steeped in Indian history and culture. Built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, it contains 3,500-plus objects centering on Mumbai’s history. This landmark building was renovated in 2008.
 
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before you continue on your tour.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
You will then return to the port area.

 

Inclusions: Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, private guide, complimentary soft beverages and bottled water in the car, monument entrance and still camera fee, meet and assist at all airports and hotels, porterage at airports, all current applicable taxes.

Exclusions: Expenses of any personal nature (laundry, telephone calls etc, unless specified), tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), meals (unless specified) any insurance or Visa, any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, air fare is quoted separately.

*Terms and conditions apply

Mumbai: 9 hours
With a population exceeding 18 million, this one time group of low lying mud flats is now India’s economic power base and her most industrialized city, bustling with activity of incredible diversity and complexity, her color and elegance, her wealth corresponding with her historic struggle against poverty. Certain affluent areas give Bombay an air of mini–Manhattan!
 
8:30am - 9:30am:  
Depart   the   pier for the famous Gateway of India en route to Banganga. This Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, and is the city's most famous landmark.
We then proceed to Banganga via Art Deco Marine Drive also called the Queens Necklace at night due to its curve shape around the bay.
 
9:30am - 10:30am
Walk around Banganga, the sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern skyscrapers. Nowhere are Bombay’s paradoxes more evident than at Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years ago, in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. Overcome with fatigue and thirst, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the Ganga, over a thousand miles away. Although the story is the stuff of legend, the tank has always been sacred. On pious occasions, thousands turn up to take a ritual dip in its mossy waters, and offer flowers at the ancient Banganga Temples.

 
10:30am - 10:50am
Drive to Dhobi Ghat.

 
10:50 - 11:15
Visit the `Dhobi Ghat’, the city’s open-air laundry! where “Dhobis’ (washermen) attend to an astounding quantity of washing daily. Clothes, linen, towels… are washed in small open air cubicles rented out each day. An itemized account is logged in a notebook and clothes collected from households are returned a week later. Through the apparent chaos incredibly nothing gets lost from a countless number of pieces and most clothes somehow survive the beating they receive on the washing stones.

 
11:15pm - 11:45pm 
Drive to Churchgate Railway Station.

 
11:45am - 12:15pm
We stop at the Churchgate Railway Station to see the `Dabbawallahs’, members of the Bombay Union of Tiffin Box Carriers, described by Prince Charles as the symbol of this enigmatic and intriguing city.  Each morning, the 2500 dabbawallahs call on suburban housewives who pack a freshly cooked lunch into small circular aluminum or stainless steel containers - `dabbas’.  Typically the dabbawallahs collect 30-40 boxes, range them out on a long pole and cycle to the nearest station. Here he hands them over to a fellow dabbawallah who then transports them into the city for delivery to the consumer.  Over 100,000 lunches of maybe sabze (vegetable curry), chapattis (Indian bread), dal (lentils) and pickle, make their way daily across town to the breadwinner and back again. The service which costs a few rupees a week, is a good example of the fine division of labor in India, reliable and efficient for the dabbawallahs pride themselves on never losing a lunch.

 
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Drive to `Khyber’ restaurant for lunch which specializes in the Northwest frontier cuisine.

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch (on own)

 
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Drive to Mani Bhawan passing through the teeming commercial areas, Crawford Market and many handsome buildings of Victorian Bombay, including the University and Victoria Terminus. 

 
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Visit the Gandhi Museum. Located on leafy Laburnum Road, a quiet lane named after its shady trees, Mani Bhavan is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use. 

 
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Before returning  to the  pier, we spend some time where it all began, where the  tide of  human life rolls down the center of the street, unruffled by vehicles from all quarters ploughing their way through it. No visit to Bombay is complete without a foray into the bazaars of Bhuleshwar.  The city’s densest concentration of lifestyle and retail jewelry stores is a crush of shop fronts, street stalls, hawkers and handicrafts and a seething mass of people. It may look like absolute chaos but the areas are closely knit, and cohesively built around the traditional residential complex, temples, flower markets, community halls, cow shelter and bazaars. Within a few square kilometers there are a dozen bazaars and more commodities for sale than you will see probably anywhere else in a lifetime.
 
4: 45  -  5:30
Drive back to the ship.

Added Value:
-     A good overview of the unique aspects of this unique city.

- Tour Duration: 8 – 9 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours
Drive to the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark – an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was also conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; these days it is remembered more as the place from where the British staged their final departure.

From the Gateway pier, we board local launches for a one hour cruise across the harbor to Elephanta island. Located some four miles from the city its original name was Gharapuri or Fortress City, which was later changed to Elephanta by the Portuguese who found a large stone elephant near the landing place. Within the main rock-cut temple, probably dating from between 450 to 750 A.D.  are  found  large  sculptured panels,  the  most  interesting  of  which  is   the   three  headed Shiva shown as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Other Shiva panels, includes one of the God dancing the `tandava’ and thereby causing the world to shake !

Added Value”
A fine example of ancient Indian art.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½  hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Strenuous
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
- Clothing Recommended :Light cottons, comfortable shoes, sun shades and sunblock.    

Note: Elephanta Caves is closed on Mondays.
  

Special comments:
It is possible to get `carried up’ on palanquins from the start of the steps up to the caves and down as well. A team of 4 operate each palanquin and this forms a source of income for the local Island inhabitants. ( This cost is not covered in the package and can be paid for directly)
                                     
Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- Regular Motor launch tickets.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- All the prevailing taxes. 

Not Included: Meals.
03/28/2021 03/28/2021
At Sea
03/29/2021 03/29/2021
At Sea
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Muscat
03/31/2021 03/31/2021
Fujairah
04/01/2021 04/01/2021
Dubai
04/02/2021 04/02/2021
Dubai
04/03/2021 04/03/2021
At Sea
04/04/2021 04/04/2021
At Sea
04/05/2021 04/05/2021
Salalah
04/06/2021 04/06/2021
At Sea
04/07/2021 04/07/2021
At Sea
04/08/2021 04/08/2021
At Sea
04/09/2021 04/09/2021
At Sea
04/10/2021 04/10/2021
Petra (Aqaba)
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Luxor (Safaga)
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Luxor (Safaga)
04/13/2021 04/13/2021
Suez Canal
04/14/2021 04/14/2021
Suez Canal
04/15/2021 04/15/2021
Haifa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa driving to Tzipori (Sepphoris), the Talmudic town where the Mishna was signed; see the beautiful mosaics. Continue to Capernaum; see the ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century. Then, ascend the strategic Golan Heights for a greater understanding of the fierce battles that took place during the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stop at a former Israeli army bunker used as an outpost. Continue to a Golan winery for some wine tasting (time & schedule permitting). On your return to Haifa Port, view the golden-domed Bahai Shrine and the colorful Persian Gardens atop Mt. Carmel.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa and drive to Jerusalem. Begin the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate to the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a com- pletely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center; you’ll see a fantastic com- puter imaging presentation of the Temple Mount some 2000 years ago. Return to the port in Haifa. (Modest Clothing)


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
04/16/2021 04/16/2021
Haifa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa driving to Tzipori (Sepphoris), the Talmudic town where the Mishna was signed; see the beautiful mosaics. Continue to Capernaum; see the ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century. Then, ascend the strategic Golan Heights for a greater understanding of the fierce battles that took place during the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stop at a former Israeli army bunker used as an outpost. Continue to a Golan winery for some wine tasting (time & schedule permitting). On your return to Haifa Port, view the golden-domed Bahai Shrine and the colorful Persian Gardens atop Mt. Carmel.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa and drive to Jerusalem. Begin the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate to the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a com- pletely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center; you’ll see a fantastic com- puter imaging presentation of the Temple Mount some 2000 years ago. Return to the port in Haifa. (Modest Clothing)


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
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Limassol
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Rhodes

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Rhodes Town & Lindos - Full day tour

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Our tour begins with a drive through Mandraki Harbour and the new part of the city of Rhodes. We make our way to Mount Smith to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and continue on to the ruins of ancient Rhodes. We will explore the Acropolis of Rhodes, where remains of the Temple of Apollo and the ancient Stadium of Diagoras dominate the skyline. At Porte d’ Amboise, we begin our walking tour through the old city of Rhodes, filled with historical reminders of the ancient and medieval past. We will walk through the northern part of town, where knights once lived, and view the Grand Master’s Palace and then continue our walk down Chevalier’s Road, and the shopping districts around Socratus street, where we will enjoy some free time.

Our drive continues along the picturesque coastline to Lindos, the most important of the three great cities of ancient times. Within its medieval walls, erected by the Knights of St. John, stands the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, 400 feet above the sea, crowned by the Temple of Athena. From the heights, you will have breathtaking views of St. Paul’s Bay, where the Apostle cast anchor during his voyage to Ephesus, and the Aegean Sea. If you prefer not to make the climb, you may remain below and explore the village with its many small shops and cafes. At a set time, we will all gather for a wonderful luncheon at a Restaurant by the sea, where we will enjoy an array of local Greek specialties with beverages. After lunch, we will have some free time to enjoy the beach or do some shopping in the village of Lindos prior to returning to the Port. 

Duration: approx. 8 hours

Notes:
•    The Grand Masters Palace is closed on Mondays
•    Steep, uphill walking is involved in Lindos. Guests with walking disabilities are recommended to stay in Lindos town for shopping.                                                         
•    It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.

Rhodes: Filerimos, Valley of the Butterflies & Ancient Kamiros (5hrs)
Description: This tour will take us to three different sites, all on the west coast of the island, each with its own charm and beauty. The drive will also take us through small villages and olive groves. Furthest from the city of Rhodes is the site of the ancient city of Kamiros.

Driving back towards the city of Rhodes, somewhat inland is the valley of the butterflies.  Every year from June to September thousands of butterflies gather there to mate. The valley offers ideal conditions (coolness and moisture) for mating.

 Finally, our drive will take us 270m above sea level to a mountain called Philerimos the acropolis of the ancient city of Ialyssos. A monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary is now found at the top, with famous icon that tradition says was painted by St. Luke. The view from the top of the cross is spectacular

*IMPORTANT: BUTTERFLIES ARE ONLY AROUND DURING MONTHS: JUNE - SEPTEMBER


Including:
Private Vehicle & Driver, Professional English Speaking Guide throughout the tour, Entrance Fees to Filerimos, Kamiros & Valley of the Butterflies

Not including:
Tips to the driver/guide, restaurant, Personal Expenses, Extra hours or kilometers use of the coach/guide/driver than the ones calculated in the above itinerary, Beverages or lunch, Sunday or Public Holiday Guide Supplement 75%, other entrance fees than the ones referred as included, whatever not mentioned as included

Tour Duration: 5hrs

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Tour Can Operate: Morning from May to October

 
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Patmos

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Patmos- Patmos Island Tour (5 Hrs)
Leaving Skala harbor your tour will start by visiting the Grotto of St. John taking the form of a 17th century Monastery built around the cave where St. John spent two years living the life of an ascetic (95-97 AD). Under the influence of visions, St John wrote the Apocalypse, dictating it to his disciple Prochoros.
We then drive up to the most impressive village of Chora, the capital of the island. On top of the hill, lies the Monastery of St. John, a Byzantine building, built in 1088 by the Blessed Christodoulos, servant of Christ.

Behind its imposing thick, high walls, there is a fantastic array of religious treasures, relics of saints, priceless heirlooms, jewelry and votive offerings. Monastery's library is of great importance with a rare collection of books and manuscripts. Taking the way down from the Monastery you will visit one of the traditional Patmian houses; the house of Simandiris family.

The magnificence of Patmian houses interiors leave one speechless. While entering the thick wooden entrance door is like stepping into another dimension. The Venetian style furniture and handicrafts as well as the ceilings and multi colored mosaics date back to the 18th century.

Then proceed to “Aloni” restaurant to enjoy some ouzo with Greek snacks while attending a Greek folklore show where you may participate.

After this impressive tour you shall return to Skala passing the South end of the island.


Including:        
Private vehicle  & Driver, Professional English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees to the Cave John & the Simandiris house , appetizers with one drink, all taxes 

Not Including:
Gratuities for driver/guide, Sunday or National Holiday Supplement for the Guide 75% on the guide’s fee, whatever not mentioned above

Tour Duration: 5 Hours

Physical Activity Level: Strenuous

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Tour Can Operate: Morning  from May to April

CONDITIONS:
Respectable dress code for Monastery & Cave (shoulders and knees covered), Plenty walking, Cobble stone roads, 120 Steps involved up and down , Comfortable shoes required, Restroom facilities available,  No facilities for persons with special needs

 
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Mytilene (Lesbos)
04/21/2021 04/21/2021
Istanbul

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Cruise on Bosphorus
  • Rüstem Pasha Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
 
First, you will proceed to explore the 19th Century Dolmabahce Palace to experience its eclectic style of architecture with Baroque and Rococo touch. Compared to Topkap? Palace, Dolmabahçe is more westernized in its architectural style. You will enjoy its elaborate interior decoration.
 
You will next board a private motor yacht for a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus, which has been a geopolitically important strait between Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. You will pass by some magnificent palaces, old mansions and fortresses.
 
Next, you will see the Rüstem Pasha Mosque, which is among the city's architectural gems. This is the first example of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan building a mosque to an octagonal plan. Beautifully proportioned and the interior is covered in some of the most exquisite Iznik tiles ever produced. The tiles, made at the height of Iznik's supremacy, have a good deal of the famous red color that was the envy of other tile makers (blue, yellow, white and green were easy colors to produce, but red was extraordinarily difficult.
 
You will explore the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). It was constructed in the 17th Century as a part of the New Mosque complex. This oriental market is the best place to buy Turkish delight, exotic spices, herbs, Turkish coffee and tea.
 
Before you will be transferred back to the port, your guide will take you to the backstreets of the Spice Bazaar to taste a traditional Ottoman drink: Boza (fermented millet) at the famous Vefa Bozacisi.
 
At the end of the tour, your private guide will transfer you back to your hotel or cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Galata Quarter
  • Ahrida Synagogue
  • Jewish Museum
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
 
Your private tour will start with a visit to the old Galata Quarter, a Jewish quarter for centuries. Visit to the Galata Tower, which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. A medieval stone tower in the heart of Pera quarter just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs. You will enjoy the spectacular view of the city.
 
Next visit will be to the Ottoman Baroque style Ahrida Synagogue originally built in the 15th century and is the earliest synagogue in Istanbul.  The original 20-foot long oak bimah (teva), shaped either like Noah’s Ark or, like the Ottoman ship which brought the Sephardim to freedom from Spain to Turkey, can still be seen. 
 
Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Turkey, which is housed in the former Zulfaris Synagogue, aims to “collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the cultural heritage of the Turkish Jews.” It captures 700 years of amiable relations between Jews and Turks, beginning in 1326 with the Ottoman conquest of Bursa. The building itself dates from the early 19th century, although there is evidence of a Synagogue in the same spot in the 17th century. The Synagogue functioned as a place of worship for over a century, and was reopened as the Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews (Jewish Museum of Turkey) in 2001.The Museum contains various exhibits relating to Jewish history in Istanbul and is fitted with information panels, maps and some touch screen information booths.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon (not available on the Sabbath or Jewish Holidays)
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Roman Hippodrome and Egyptian Obelisk
  • Blue Mosque
  • Haghia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with a deluxe air-conditioned mini-van.
 
You will first visit the Roman Hippodrome, along with the Egyptian Obelisk, and then proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was built in between 1609-1616. The Blue tiles cover the walls have given its popular name “Blue Mosque”.
 
Next visit will be to one of the great monumental buildings of the world Haghia Sophia that was built by Emperor Justinian in 537. It has remained as the greatest church until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. The great dome and its gallery were covered with gold mosaics and still survive.
 
Proceed to the magnificent Topkap? Palace, which has been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries. Besides being the residence of the Sultan and his family, Topkap? was also the seat of the Ottoman Divan. 5000 people lived in the palace. You will see the Sultan’s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.
 
You will continue to the Underground Cistern (Basilica Cistern), which is the most unusual structure in the city. This was a vital part of defense system of the city as a big water reservoir, which can hold 18 million gallons of water.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
Before you are transferred back to your hotel or the cruise pier, you will visit the best baklava factory to taste this awesome dessert.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Roman Hippodrome
  • Egyptian Obelisk
  • Blue Mosque
  • Haghia Sophia –OR– Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with a deluxe air-conditioned mini-van.
 
You will first visit the Roman Hippodrome, along with the Egyptian Obelisk, and then proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was built in between 1609-1616. The Blue tiles cover the walls have given its popular name “Blue Mosque”.
 
*Next visit will be to one of the great monumental buildings of the world Haghia Sophia that was built by Emperor Justinian in 537. It has remained as the greatest church until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. The great dome and its gallery were covered with gold mosaics and still survive.
 
OR
 
*Next visit will be to the magnificent Topkap? Palace, which has been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries. Besides being the residence of the Sultan and his family, Topkap? was also the seat of the Ottoman Divan. 5000 people lived in the palace. You will see the Sultan’s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
* You have the option to choose Topkapi Palace or St. Sophia
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Istanbul Port - Contemporary Art Walk in Istanbul (Full Day)
Overview:

Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private full-day art tour.  
 
First, visit the Istanbul Modern Art Museum to gain a fresh perspective of our city.  The museum has been likened to the Tate Modern in London, the exhibits are thought provoking and feature contemporary art from both Turkish and International artists.  
 
Next, visit Salt Galata, the former 19th century Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters, organized to enable a challenging, multi-layered program that includes SALT Research, which offers public access to thousands of print and digital resources; the renovated Ottoman Bank Museum; Workshop spaces; an Open Archive where archival research projects are interpreted and discussed; a temporary exhibition space; as well as a Café, Restaurant and Bookstore.
 
Lunch recommended at C’adoro Restaurant inside Salt Galata. 

Last, enjoy the local art galleries along the Istiklal Street. Your guide will accompany you to discover the small galleries and you can see the recent exhibitions at Pera Museum, Beyoglu Art Gallery and Arter Art Gallery

At the end of your visits, you will return to the port to embark your ship.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • 18% VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Personal expenses of the guests.
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver.
  •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Recommended lunch through the program.
  • (will be at the own cost of the guests at  recommended restaurant)
 
 


 
Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cruise on the Bosphorus and visit to Grand Bazaar. 

You will transfer to pier to embark your private yacht for an exciting cruise on the Bosphorus, the narrow strait of water separating the Asian and European continents and the lifeblood of Istanbul.  Passing along the shores of the Bosphorus you will view magnificent palaces, restored Ottoman villas, impressive fortresses and the waterside residences of Istanbul’s elite.  Enjoy soft drinks tea and coffee on the motor yacht and see a different perspective of Istanbul, described by a Byzantine visitor in the 12th century as “the city of the world’s desire”. Cruise takes approximately 1½hours.
 
Then, you will visit the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of handicrafts, carpets, rare jewels and souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The merchants are selling everything from antiques, home wares, books, copper ware, ceramics, gold and inexpensive souvenirs. Venture into the hidden courtyards or hans, lookout for marble fountains and ornate kiosks.  Streets are named according to the trades and the most oriental atmosphere in Istanbul is found in the bazaar.
 
At the end of your experience, approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Bosphorus cruise on a private yacht for 1½ hours.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • 18% VAT taxes.

Exclusions:
 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  
 
Istanbul Port - Private Baklava Factory Visit and Demo ( Half Day)
Overview:

As you meet with your guide at the pier for your half-day experience, you will have a short walk to Karakoy, which has been a port area since the Byzantine times.  Karakoy is one of the oldest and most historic districts of the city, and is today an important commercial center and transport hub.
 
The Gulluoglu family has been producing baklava since the 1800’s in Gaziantep. Mustafa Gullu started to send baklava to other cities in the 1930’s and finally founded the company in 1949 in Karakoy. Since then they are supplying the world with one of the most delicious Turkish desserts.
 
When you arrive to the factory, you will be welcomed by the company’s agricultural engineer and food engineer. First, they will introduce the “Karakoy Gulluoglu Baklava” and then lead you inside the production area. You will learn about the factory and its facilities, and also time to learn more about the actual baklava production.
 
Nadir Gullu, the owner of the company will show you the secrets behind this delicious piece of Turkish dessert. “Karagoz and Hacivat”, the traditional Ottoman technique will also be a part of your visit. This show will help you understand how thin the actual layers are and their importance in the entire process.
 
You can then practice what you learned from Mr. Nadir. Do not forget that the thinnest you can roll the dough the tastier your baklava is.
 
You will have a chance to taste Gulluoglu’s Borek, Baklava and Kadayif specialties with local lemonade, tea and coffee. At the end of the tour, you will have a memorable photo with “Nadir Gullu” on the top of the building.
 
At the end of your experience, you will walk back to the port to embark your ship.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of private sightseeing.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • 18% VAT taxes.

Exclusions:
  • Personal expenses of the guests.
  • Private vehicle throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities to the Guide
    •  At the discretion of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit
Arrive in Istanbul,  you will meet your professional guide, outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cooking class experience at Turkish Flavours.
 
First you will embark on a culinary tour in the  Spice Market, you will stop at one of the most famous spice shops and taste the different spices that you will use during your class.  After your culinary tour in the Spice Market, you will take a local ferry to Kadikoy, on the Asian side of Istanbul  to transfer to the local home.
 
Selin- your chef,  is a native Turk. Her cooking is very much typically Turkish, with a few more unusual dishes or flavors. The classes take place in her beautiful apartment. Before starting the cooking courses six years ago, Selin worked in travel industry for 30 years, during which time she collected recipes from all over Turkey. She cooks in an authentic and traditional Turkish home, and you will learn a little of Istanbul’s rich history alongside the recipes. You will have a chance to taste what you have cooked.
 
At the end of your experience, you will return to the port .

Inclusions:
  • Private Cooking Class experience in a local home. 
  • A deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Local ferry tickets.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • 18% VAT taxes.
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Culinary Walking Tour ( Half Day Tour)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half day culinary adventure through the Spice Bazaar. 

You will visit the Egyptian Bazaar, the second largest covered market in Istanbul.  It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices, herbs, nuts, Turkish apricots and  cavier.  Around the bazaar , you can also find the cheese shops, fruits and vegetables. 
 
After your experience, you can have a break at one of the Turkish tea shops in the bazaar area and enjoy a Turkish or herbal tea.
 
At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port.
 
Afternoon at leisure.
 
Inclusions:

 
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Licensed professional guide in English language.
  • Services of Sea Song Tour’s English speaking, officially licensed guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • 18% VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at Istanbul cruise pier at 8 am and you will be driven to Edirne (approx. 3 hours), known formerly as Adrianople and was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire. Edirne is situated in Thrace, in westernmost Turkey on the border of Greece and is known for the Selimiye Mosque, built in the 16th century by the famous architect Sinan. The mosque's main structure comprises 18 small domes dominated by a huge central dome on 8 columns with 3 balconied minarets on 4 sides.

The tour will include visits to Selimiye & Complex (Vakiflar), Turkish - Islamic Works Museum The works are exhibited in the room numbered 14 in Dar - ül Tedris Madrasa in the courtyard of Selimiye Mosque with the Archaeological and Ethnographical Museums, In the hand works part, there is a village kitchen, Carpet, Kilim and Rush Mat weaving looms are located and other incredible mosques such as the Yildirim Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque and the Beyazit II Mosque.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant close to the sights, at your own cost.

There are also impressive caravanserais such as the Rustem Pasha and the lively restored Arasta and Bedesten bazaars. You may also see some beautiful Ottoman bridges in Edirne and around the area, such as Uzunkopru, which was also built by the architect Sinan. In the evening You will be transferred back to your cruise ship around 7 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne

*The tour covers the main highlights of the city

Tour Duration : 10-11 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)

At Your Leisure Option: Please see below for details on this option.

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver**

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
Istanbul Port - Treasures of Istanbul (Full Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL

TREASURES OF ISTANBUL

Full-Day Tour
2018 - 2019


Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your full- day of private sightseeing.

Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will take a short walk to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex also including, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, Blue Mosque.

Then, you will walk to St. Sophia, the church of the Divine Wisdom. The architectural marvel of all time. It was built during Emperor Justinian reign ( AD 537 ) and it remained the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II who ordered to convert Hagia Sophia into a Mosque. In 1934, Atatürk proclaimed it a museum.

Lunch recommended in an old Ottoman House. You can taste delicious Turkish cuisine in a lovely garden setting.

Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. .

Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc
At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with professional driver
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- Welcome package
- 18% VAT tax

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Recommended lunch

Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
BYZANTINE HIGHLIGHTS
Half-Day Tour
 2018 - 2019


Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half day Byzantine Highlights tour.

First, your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire.

Next, you will walk to one of the great buildings of the world: St. Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom. It was built during Emperor Justinian reign (AD 537) and it remained the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II who ordered to convert Hagia Sophia into a Mosque.

Then, you will visit the Underground Cistern, a fiant reservoir built by Justinian in the 6th century to bring water to the city to be used in the palaces. It is 70 meters wide and 140 meters long, with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water. It has 336 beautiful columns that support the cistern, two of which are carved with the head of Medusa on the plinth.

Last, you continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other.

At the end your morning experience at 1:00pm, you will return to the port and embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- Welcome Package
- 18 % VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)

 SIPORPOR
PORT: ISTANBUL
CULTURAL ISTANBUL
Private Full-Day Tour
 2018 - 2019

  
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private full- day sightseeing.

First, you will visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. Built by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan on the order of Sultan Suleiman I (Suleiman the Magnificent), the Suleymaniye Mosque dominates the third hill of old Istanbul, and is strikingly graceful and less ornate than many other imperial mosques, thus lending itself to meditation and quiet reflection.

Next, you will visit the Church of St. Saviour in Chora. After St. Sophia, St.Saviour Chora is the most important Byzantine Church in the city. It was built in the 11th century AD. The walls are decorated with breathtaking 14th century AD frescoes and mosaics. The mosaics relate to the life story of Virgin Mary and the life of Christ.

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant.

Then, you will discover the Egyptian Bazaar; the second largest covered market in Istanbul. It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices and herbs.

Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc.

Visit the 16th Century palace of the Sultan’s Grand Vizier, Ibrahim Pasa, which today houses the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum.  The museum contains what many consider to be the finest collection of Islamic artifacts in the world. The museum is well laid out and contains more rare examples of ceramics, Koran cases, calligraphy, textiles, metalwork and illuminated manuscripts. Its antique carpet exhibit is renowned; the carpets, kilims and prayer rugs form one of the richest and oldest collections in the world.

 

At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Air- conditioned luxury VIP vehicle with a professional driver
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Bottled water provided on the vehicles.
- Welcome package
- 18% VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
- Recommended lunch    

Istanbul Port - Ottoman Collection - (Half-Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
OTTOMAN COLLECTION
Half - Day Tour
2018 - 2019


Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for a half - day Ottoman Collection tour.

Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex also including, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, Blue Mosque.

Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. 

Last, you will continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc

At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Welcome Package
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- 18 % VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver

- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours
 An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 08:30 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

The private tour program will start with the Roman Hippodrome that was a colossal stadium housing horse races around which the socio-political life of the Roman capital was centered. In its great days, it was 1575 feet long, 384 feet wide and held 100,000 spectators. It was the site of chariot racing, gladiator fights, circuses, inaugurations and triumphal parades.

The tour will continue with a visit to the Blue Mosque- the masterpiece of 17th century Ottoman Architecture, famous for its unique hand made original Iznik Tiles impressing the guests with their rich dominant blue colors and oriental patterns. They have become collectors’ items today, auctioned at celebrated houses like the Sotheby’s.

Next visit will be to the Topkapi Palace and its Imperial Treasury Section that was the center of Ottoman Empire’s Government Seat ruling most of the Middle East and the Eastern Europe from this palace for 500 years.

Lunch will be served at a recommended local/select restaurants close to the sites.

In the afternoon, visit the World famous Hagia Sophia (The Church of Divine Wisdom), one of the extraordinary masterpieces in the history of World architecture. When a previous church on this site was burned during the Nikka Revolt in 532, Justinian ordered his architect, Isidorus, to build a structure worthy of his empire. Hagia Sophia was completed in only five years and was dedicated on Christmas Day of 537. The building inspired countless generations by its innovations in weight support and construction techniques and what a dome it was: the popular belief was that ‘the dome was suspended from Heaven by an invisible golden chain’. In reality it was work of men, but a worldly simulator of the Heavens

Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, more dazzling than any other oriental bazaar, built in 1461 and in service ever since. It contains 3,500 shops employing more than 20,000 people all under one roof. Everything imaginable in the world is for sale here, glittering gold and silver jewelry, antique tiles, leather, and souvenirs. Just seeing and experiencing this fascinating bazaar is a memorable experience.

At the end of today’s private tour, the guests will be transferred back to the cruise pier.

  • Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
  • St. Sophia is closed on Mondays
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and official holidays.

Highlights:

  • Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

  • The tour covers the main highlights of the city
Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours
An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

First visit of the day is to the Galata Tower which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. While sipping your Turkish coffee there, you will be amazed at the spectacular view of the Golden Horn and the old buildings located on its shores depicting how Istanbul looked hundreds years ago.
The private tour will continue with a visit to the Neve Shalom and the oldest Synagogue in Istanbul- the Ahrida Synagogue, built around 1470 by Jewish immigrants from Macedonia.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sites.

The guests will be then taken to the Jewish Museum of Turkey. There is evidence that this building as a former synagogue existed in 1671. However the actual building was re-erected over its original foundations presumably in the early 19th Century. Zulfaris Synagogue has opened its doors as the Jewish museum in 2001. Continue to visit the Balat section, where the Star of David appears.

At the end of the day,a private lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the cruise pier.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
• Synagogues are closed on Saturdays and Sunday
* Neve Shalon Synagogue is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
• Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum) is closed on Saturdays.

* Please forward us a copy of your guests’ passport page with the photo, as required by the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul, to obtain His official approval for the synagogue visits in Turkey.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's Jewish history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of the Jewish Heritage in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, a licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for departure by chauffeur driven a/c deluxe minivan, to start your private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s private tour will start with a visit to the Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, situated at the shores of the Bosphorus. Istanbul Modern Museum of Art exhibits Turkey’s art heritage, and creates a platform for Turkish peoples’ creativity, dynamism, cultural identity and universal values.

A drive along the scenic Bosphorus Avenue will take you to the Family Villa of the Sabanci’s, the Internationally successful Turkish industrialist, now housing Mr. Sabanci’s lifetime collection of rare art pieces and celebrated paintings by Int’l and local masters, displayed in his former Family Home, recently donated to his Foundation as a Private Museum.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurant by the shores of the Bosphorus (at your own discretion and cost).

After lunch, you will visit Private Museum of Lady Sadberk, donated to the nation by art-loving wife of Vehbi Koc, another leading industrialist. The beautiful, late-Ottoman wooden mansion contains a fabulous collection of Turkish arts and crafts, including jewelry, silverware, and Iznik ceramics of the classic period.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise pier by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's art culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of art in the city

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

An English speaking officially licensed lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s tour will start with a visit to the Dolmabahce Palace- the largest and the finest example of Ottoman Baroque Architecture, a monument to the Ottomans’ westernization process in the 19th century. The Ottoman response to the overwhelming changes in the post-renaissance world was rapid westernization, initiated in the imperial lifestyle at first that gave way to the creation of a series of baroque-style European-fashion palaces on the shores of the Bosphorus.

You will then board a private boat for a cruise on the Bosphorus against the majestic skyline of Istanbul. Your private boat will cruise along the romantic Bosphorus visiting both the Europe Side and the Asia Side of Istanbul by the shores of local fishing villages, en route when it is possible to take memorable photos of the fascinating environments including the 15th century Rumelihisar? Fortress, the Summer Palaces of Lady Ottoman Sultans, and the historical Wooden Houses (Yalis) of famous Turkish families. The cruise ends on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurants in Kanlica Village by the Bosphorus.

After lunch, you will proceed to the top of the Grand Camlica Hill, where you will enjoy the panoramic view of the European side of Istanbul.

Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans in late 19th and early 20th century.

After this visit, a scenic drive on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus will take you to the Kanlica Village where you will have a taste of the famous “local yogurt” and “apple tea” in a local café by the Bosphorus.

At the end of the day, the lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Your English speaking private guide will meet you at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for a private full day sightseeing tour of Sinan the architect’s Istanbul buildings.

The private tour will start with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque. It was designed by famous “Sinan the Architect” for Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha. Rustem Pasha Mosque is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles, set in beautiful floral and geometric designs, which cover not only the facade of the porch but also the walls and columns.

Continue to Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, which is the most important of all the imperial mosques in Istanbul. Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife are both buried here and the mosque is considered the most beautiful of the city’s Imperial mosques. It was built between 1550 and 1557 by Sinan, and is erected on the crest of a hill. The mosque is conspicuous by its great size, and has four minarets – one in each corner of the courtyard. The interior is also spectacular; the mihrab (prayer niche facing Mecca) and the mimber (pulpit) are finely carved in white marble, and there are magnificent stained glass windows.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sights (at your own discretion and cost).

In the afternoon, you will visit the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque located in the Edirnekapi neighborhood near the Byzantine city walls. Located on the peak of the Sixth Hill near the highest point of the city, the mosque is a prominent landmark in Istanbul. The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by "Sinan the Architect" for the favorite daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah.

Last visit of the day will be to the Sehzade Mosque which was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman in memory of his eldest son by Hürrem, Prince Mehmet, who died the age of 21. It was the first major commission by the Imperial Architect Sinan and was completed in 1548. It is considered by architectural historians as Sinan's first masterpiece of classical Ottoman architecture.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect's masterpieces

*The tour covers the masterpieces of Sinan the Architect in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

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Istanbul

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Cruise on Bosphorus
  • Rüstem Pasha Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
 
First, you will proceed to explore the 19th Century Dolmabahce Palace to experience its eclectic style of architecture with Baroque and Rococo touch. Compared to Topkap? Palace, Dolmabahçe is more westernized in its architectural style. You will enjoy its elaborate interior decoration.
 
You will next board a private motor yacht for a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus, which has been a geopolitically important strait between Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. You will pass by some magnificent palaces, old mansions and fortresses.
 
Next, you will see the Rüstem Pasha Mosque, which is among the city's architectural gems. This is the first example of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan building a mosque to an octagonal plan. Beautifully proportioned and the interior is covered in some of the most exquisite Iznik tiles ever produced. The tiles, made at the height of Iznik's supremacy, have a good deal of the famous red color that was the envy of other tile makers (blue, yellow, white and green were easy colors to produce, but red was extraordinarily difficult.
 
You will explore the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). It was constructed in the 17th Century as a part of the New Mosque complex. This oriental market is the best place to buy Turkish delight, exotic spices, herbs, Turkish coffee and tea.
 
Before you will be transferred back to the port, your guide will take you to the backstreets of the Spice Bazaar to taste a traditional Ottoman drink: Boza (fermented millet) at the famous Vefa Bozacisi.
 
At the end of the tour, your private guide will transfer you back to your hotel or cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Galata Quarter
  • Ahrida Synagogue
  • Jewish Museum
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
 
Your private tour will start with a visit to the old Galata Quarter, a Jewish quarter for centuries. Visit to the Galata Tower, which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. A medieval stone tower in the heart of Pera quarter just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs. You will enjoy the spectacular view of the city.
 
Next visit will be to the Ottoman Baroque style Ahrida Synagogue originally built in the 15th century and is the earliest synagogue in Istanbul.  The original 20-foot long oak bimah (teva), shaped either like Noah’s Ark or, like the Ottoman ship which brought the Sephardim to freedom from Spain to Turkey, can still be seen. 
 
Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Turkey, which is housed in the former Zulfaris Synagogue, aims to “collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the cultural heritage of the Turkish Jews.” It captures 700 years of amiable relations between Jews and Turks, beginning in 1326 with the Ottoman conquest of Bursa. The building itself dates from the early 19th century, although there is evidence of a Synagogue in the same spot in the 17th century. The Synagogue functioned as a place of worship for over a century, and was reopened as the Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews (Jewish Museum of Turkey) in 2001.The Museum contains various exhibits relating to Jewish history in Istanbul and is fitted with information panels, maps and some touch screen information booths.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon (not available on the Sabbath or Jewish Holidays)
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Roman Hippodrome and Egyptian Obelisk
  • Blue Mosque
  • Haghia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with a deluxe air-conditioned mini-van.
 
You will first visit the Roman Hippodrome, along with the Egyptian Obelisk, and then proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was built in between 1609-1616. The Blue tiles cover the walls have given its popular name “Blue Mosque”.
 
Next visit will be to one of the great monumental buildings of the world Haghia Sophia that was built by Emperor Justinian in 537. It has remained as the greatest church until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. The great dome and its gallery were covered with gold mosaics and still survive.
 
Proceed to the magnificent Topkap? Palace, which has been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries. Besides being the residence of the Sultan and his family, Topkap? was also the seat of the Ottoman Divan. 5000 people lived in the palace. You will see the Sultan’s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.
 
You will continue to the Underground Cistern (Basilica Cistern), which is the most unusual structure in the city. This was a vital part of defense system of the city as a big water reservoir, which can hold 18 million gallons of water.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
Before you are transferred back to your hotel or the cruise pier, you will visit the best baklava factory to taste this awesome dessert.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Roman Hippodrome
  • Egyptian Obelisk
  • Blue Mosque
  • Haghia Sophia –OR– Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with a deluxe air-conditioned mini-van.
 
You will first visit the Roman Hippodrome, along with the Egyptian Obelisk, and then proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was built in between 1609-1616. The Blue tiles cover the walls have given its popular name “Blue Mosque”.
 
*Next visit will be to one of the great monumental buildings of the world Haghia Sophia that was built by Emperor Justinian in 537. It has remained as the greatest church until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. The great dome and its gallery were covered with gold mosaics and still survive.
 
OR
 
*Next visit will be to the magnificent Topkap? Palace, which has been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries. Besides being the residence of the Sultan and his family, Topkap? was also the seat of the Ottoman Divan. 5000 people lived in the palace. You will see the Sultan’s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
* You have the option to choose Topkapi Palace or St. Sophia
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Istanbul Port - Contemporary Art Walk in Istanbul (Full Day)
Overview:

Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private full-day art tour.  
 
First, visit the Istanbul Modern Art Museum to gain a fresh perspective of our city.  The museum has been likened to the Tate Modern in London, the exhibits are thought provoking and feature contemporary art from both Turkish and International artists.  
 
Next, visit Salt Galata, the former 19th century Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters, organized to enable a challenging, multi-layered program that includes SALT Research, which offers public access to thousands of print and digital resources; the renovated Ottoman Bank Museum; Workshop spaces; an Open Archive where archival research projects are interpreted and discussed; a temporary exhibition space; as well as a Café, Restaurant and Bookstore.
 
Lunch recommended at C’adoro Restaurant inside Salt Galata. 

Last, enjoy the local art galleries along the Istiklal Street. Your guide will accompany you to discover the small galleries and you can see the recent exhibitions at Pera Museum, Beyoglu Art Gallery and Arter Art Gallery

At the end of your visits, you will return to the port to embark your ship.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • 18% VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Personal expenses of the guests.
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver.
  •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Recommended lunch through the program.
  • (will be at the own cost of the guests at  recommended restaurant)
 
 


 
Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cruise on the Bosphorus and visit to Grand Bazaar. 

You will transfer to pier to embark your private yacht for an exciting cruise on the Bosphorus, the narrow strait of water separating the Asian and European continents and the lifeblood of Istanbul.  Passing along the shores of the Bosphorus you will view magnificent palaces, restored Ottoman villas, impressive fortresses and the waterside residences of Istanbul’s elite.  Enjoy soft drinks tea and coffee on the motor yacht and see a different perspective of Istanbul, described by a Byzantine visitor in the 12th century as “the city of the world’s desire”. Cruise takes approximately 1½hours.
 
Then, you will visit the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of handicrafts, carpets, rare jewels and souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The merchants are selling everything from antiques, home wares, books, copper ware, ceramics, gold and inexpensive souvenirs. Venture into the hidden courtyards or hans, lookout for marble fountains and ornate kiosks.  Streets are named according to the trades and the most oriental atmosphere in Istanbul is found in the bazaar.
 
At the end of your experience, approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Bosphorus cruise on a private yacht for 1½ hours.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • 18% VAT taxes.

Exclusions:
 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  
 
Istanbul Port - Private Baklava Factory Visit and Demo ( Half Day)
Overview:

As you meet with your guide at the pier for your half-day experience, you will have a short walk to Karakoy, which has been a port area since the Byzantine times.  Karakoy is one of the oldest and most historic districts of the city, and is today an important commercial center and transport hub.
 
The Gulluoglu family has been producing baklava since the 1800’s in Gaziantep. Mustafa Gullu started to send baklava to other cities in the 1930’s and finally founded the company in 1949 in Karakoy. Since then they are supplying the world with one of the most delicious Turkish desserts.
 
When you arrive to the factory, you will be welcomed by the company’s agricultural engineer and food engineer. First, they will introduce the “Karakoy Gulluoglu Baklava” and then lead you inside the production area. You will learn about the factory and its facilities, and also time to learn more about the actual baklava production.
 
Nadir Gullu, the owner of the company will show you the secrets behind this delicious piece of Turkish dessert. “Karagoz and Hacivat”, the traditional Ottoman technique will also be a part of your visit. This show will help you understand how thin the actual layers are and their importance in the entire process.
 
You can then practice what you learned from Mr. Nadir. Do not forget that the thinnest you can roll the dough the tastier your baklava is.
 
You will have a chance to taste Gulluoglu’s Borek, Baklava and Kadayif specialties with local lemonade, tea and coffee. At the end of the tour, you will have a memorable photo with “Nadir Gullu” on the top of the building.
 
At the end of your experience, you will walk back to the port to embark your ship.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of private sightseeing.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • 18% VAT taxes.

Exclusions:
  • Personal expenses of the guests.
  • Private vehicle throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities to the Guide
    •  At the discretion of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit
Arrive in Istanbul,  you will meet your professional guide, outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cooking class experience at Turkish Flavours.
 
First you will embark on a culinary tour in the  Spice Market, you will stop at one of the most famous spice shops and taste the different spices that you will use during your class.  After your culinary tour in the Spice Market, you will take a local ferry to Kadikoy, on the Asian side of Istanbul  to transfer to the local home.
 
Selin- your chef,  is a native Turk. Her cooking is very much typically Turkish, with a few more unusual dishes or flavors. The classes take place in her beautiful apartment. Before starting the cooking courses six years ago, Selin worked in travel industry for 30 years, during which time she collected recipes from all over Turkey. She cooks in an authentic and traditional Turkish home, and you will learn a little of Istanbul’s rich history alongside the recipes. You will have a chance to taste what you have cooked.
 
At the end of your experience, you will return to the port .

Inclusions:
  • Private Cooking Class experience in a local home. 
  • A deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Local ferry tickets.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • 18% VAT taxes.
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Culinary Walking Tour ( Half Day Tour)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half day culinary adventure through the Spice Bazaar. 

You will visit the Egyptian Bazaar, the second largest covered market in Istanbul.  It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices, herbs, nuts, Turkish apricots and  cavier.  Around the bazaar , you can also find the cheese shops, fruits and vegetables. 
 
After your experience, you can have a break at one of the Turkish tea shops in the bazaar area and enjoy a Turkish or herbal tea.
 
At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port.
 
Afternoon at leisure.
 
Inclusions:

 
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Licensed professional guide in English language.
  • Services of Sea Song Tour’s English speaking, officially licensed guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • 18% VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at Istanbul cruise pier at 8 am and you will be driven to Edirne (approx. 3 hours), known formerly as Adrianople and was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire. Edirne is situated in Thrace, in westernmost Turkey on the border of Greece and is known for the Selimiye Mosque, built in the 16th century by the famous architect Sinan. The mosque's main structure comprises 18 small domes dominated by a huge central dome on 8 columns with 3 balconied minarets on 4 sides.

The tour will include visits to Selimiye & Complex (Vakiflar), Turkish - Islamic Works Museum The works are exhibited in the room numbered 14 in Dar - ül Tedris Madrasa in the courtyard of Selimiye Mosque with the Archaeological and Ethnographical Museums, In the hand works part, there is a village kitchen, Carpet, Kilim and Rush Mat weaving looms are located and other incredible mosques such as the Yildirim Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque and the Beyazit II Mosque.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant close to the sights, at your own cost.

There are also impressive caravanserais such as the Rustem Pasha and the lively restored Arasta and Bedesten bazaars. You may also see some beautiful Ottoman bridges in Edirne and around the area, such as Uzunkopru, which was also built by the architect Sinan. In the evening You will be transferred back to your cruise ship around 7 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne

*The tour covers the main highlights of the city

Tour Duration : 10-11 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)

At Your Leisure Option: Please see below for details on this option.

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver**

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
Istanbul Port - Treasures of Istanbul (Full Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL

TREASURES OF ISTANBUL

Full-Day Tour
2018 - 2019


Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your full- day of private sightseeing.

Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will take a short walk to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex also including, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, Blue Mosque.

Then, you will walk to St. Sophia, the church of the Divine Wisdom. The architectural marvel of all time. It was built during Emperor Justinian reign ( AD 537 ) and it remained the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II who ordered to convert Hagia Sophia into a Mosque. In 1934, Atatürk proclaimed it a museum.

Lunch recommended in an old Ottoman House. You can taste delicious Turkish cuisine in a lovely garden setting.

Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. .

Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc
At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with professional driver
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- Welcome package
- 18% VAT tax

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Recommended lunch

Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
BYZANTINE HIGHLIGHTS
Half-Day Tour
 2018 - 2019


Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half day Byzantine Highlights tour.

First, your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire.

Next, you will walk to one of the great buildings of the world: St. Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom. It was built during Emperor Justinian reign (AD 537) and it remained the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II who ordered to convert Hagia Sophia into a Mosque.

Then, you will visit the Underground Cistern, a fiant reservoir built by Justinian in the 6th century to bring water to the city to be used in the palaces. It is 70 meters wide and 140 meters long, with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water. It has 336 beautiful columns that support the cistern, two of which are carved with the head of Medusa on the plinth.

Last, you continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other.

At the end your morning experience at 1:00pm, you will return to the port and embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- Welcome Package
- 18 % VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)

 SIPORPOR
PORT: ISTANBUL
CULTURAL ISTANBUL
Private Full-Day Tour
 2018 - 2019

  
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private full- day sightseeing.

First, you will visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. Built by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan on the order of Sultan Suleiman I (Suleiman the Magnificent), the Suleymaniye Mosque dominates the third hill of old Istanbul, and is strikingly graceful and less ornate than many other imperial mosques, thus lending itself to meditation and quiet reflection.

Next, you will visit the Church of St. Saviour in Chora. After St. Sophia, St.Saviour Chora is the most important Byzantine Church in the city. It was built in the 11th century AD. The walls are decorated with breathtaking 14th century AD frescoes and mosaics. The mosaics relate to the life story of Virgin Mary and the life of Christ.

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant.

Then, you will discover the Egyptian Bazaar; the second largest covered market in Istanbul. It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices and herbs.

Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc.

Visit the 16th Century palace of the Sultan’s Grand Vizier, Ibrahim Pasa, which today houses the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum.  The museum contains what many consider to be the finest collection of Islamic artifacts in the world. The museum is well laid out and contains more rare examples of ceramics, Koran cases, calligraphy, textiles, metalwork and illuminated manuscripts. Its antique carpet exhibit is renowned; the carpets, kilims and prayer rugs form one of the richest and oldest collections in the world.

 

At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Air- conditioned luxury VIP vehicle with a professional driver
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Bottled water provided on the vehicles.
- Welcome package
- 18% VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
- Recommended lunch    

Istanbul Port - Ottoman Collection - (Half-Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
OTTOMAN COLLECTION
Half - Day Tour
2018 - 2019


Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for a half - day Ottoman Collection tour.

Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex also including, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, Blue Mosque.

Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. 

Last, you will continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc

At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Welcome Package
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- 18 % VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver

- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours
 An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 08:30 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

The private tour program will start with the Roman Hippodrome that was a colossal stadium housing horse races around which the socio-political life of the Roman capital was centered. In its great days, it was 1575 feet long, 384 feet wide and held 100,000 spectators. It was the site of chariot racing, gladiator fights, circuses, inaugurations and triumphal parades.

The tour will continue with a visit to the Blue Mosque- the masterpiece of 17th century Ottoman Architecture, famous for its unique hand made original Iznik Tiles impressing the guests with their rich dominant blue colors and oriental patterns. They have become collectors’ items today, auctioned at celebrated houses like the Sotheby’s.

Next visit will be to the Topkapi Palace and its Imperial Treasury Section that was the center of Ottoman Empire’s Government Seat ruling most of the Middle East and the Eastern Europe from this palace for 500 years.

Lunch will be served at a recommended local/select restaurants close to the sites.

In the afternoon, visit the World famous Hagia Sophia (The Church of Divine Wisdom), one of the extraordinary masterpieces in the history of World architecture. When a previous church on this site was burned during the Nikka Revolt in 532, Justinian ordered his architect, Isidorus, to build a structure worthy of his empire. Hagia Sophia was completed in only five years and was dedicated on Christmas Day of 537. The building inspired countless generations by its innovations in weight support and construction techniques and what a dome it was: the popular belief was that ‘the dome was suspended from Heaven by an invisible golden chain’. In reality it was work of men, but a worldly simulator of the Heavens

Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, more dazzling than any other oriental bazaar, built in 1461 and in service ever since. It contains 3,500 shops employing more than 20,000 people all under one roof. Everything imaginable in the world is for sale here, glittering gold and silver jewelry, antique tiles, leather, and souvenirs. Just seeing and experiencing this fascinating bazaar is a memorable experience.

At the end of today’s private tour, the guests will be transferred back to the cruise pier.

  • Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
  • St. Sophia is closed on Mondays
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and official holidays.

Highlights:

  • Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

  • The tour covers the main highlights of the city
Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours
An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

First visit of the day is to the Galata Tower which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. While sipping your Turkish coffee there, you will be amazed at the spectacular view of the Golden Horn and the old buildings located on its shores depicting how Istanbul looked hundreds years ago.
The private tour will continue with a visit to the Neve Shalom and the oldest Synagogue in Istanbul- the Ahrida Synagogue, built around 1470 by Jewish immigrants from Macedonia.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sites.

The guests will be then taken to the Jewish Museum of Turkey. There is evidence that this building as a former synagogue existed in 1671. However the actual building was re-erected over its original foundations presumably in the early 19th Century. Zulfaris Synagogue has opened its doors as the Jewish museum in 2001. Continue to visit the Balat section, where the Star of David appears.

At the end of the day,a private lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the cruise pier.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
• Synagogues are closed on Saturdays and Sunday
* Neve Shalon Synagogue is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
• Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum) is closed on Saturdays.

* Please forward us a copy of your guests’ passport page with the photo, as required by the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul, to obtain His official approval for the synagogue visits in Turkey.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's Jewish history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of the Jewish Heritage in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, a licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for departure by chauffeur driven a/c deluxe minivan, to start your private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s private tour will start with a visit to the Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, situated at the shores of the Bosphorus. Istanbul Modern Museum of Art exhibits Turkey’s art heritage, and creates a platform for Turkish peoples’ creativity, dynamism, cultural identity and universal values.

A drive along the scenic Bosphorus Avenue will take you to the Family Villa of the Sabanci’s, the Internationally successful Turkish industrialist, now housing Mr. Sabanci’s lifetime collection of rare art pieces and celebrated paintings by Int’l and local masters, displayed in his former Family Home, recently donated to his Foundation as a Private Museum.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurant by the shores of the Bosphorus (at your own discretion and cost).

After lunch, you will visit Private Museum of Lady Sadberk, donated to the nation by art-loving wife of Vehbi Koc, another leading industrialist. The beautiful, late-Ottoman wooden mansion contains a fabulous collection of Turkish arts and crafts, including jewelry, silverware, and Iznik ceramics of the classic period.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise pier by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's art culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of art in the city

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

An English speaking officially licensed lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s tour will start with a visit to the Dolmabahce Palace- the largest and the finest example of Ottoman Baroque Architecture, a monument to the Ottomans’ westernization process in the 19th century. The Ottoman response to the overwhelming changes in the post-renaissance world was rapid westernization, initiated in the imperial lifestyle at first that gave way to the creation of a series of baroque-style European-fashion palaces on the shores of the Bosphorus.

You will then board a private boat for a cruise on the Bosphorus against the majestic skyline of Istanbul. Your private boat will cruise along the romantic Bosphorus visiting both the Europe Side and the Asia Side of Istanbul by the shores of local fishing villages, en route when it is possible to take memorable photos of the fascinating environments including the 15th century Rumelihisar? Fortress, the Summer Palaces of Lady Ottoman Sultans, and the historical Wooden Houses (Yalis) of famous Turkish families. The cruise ends on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurants in Kanlica Village by the Bosphorus.

After lunch, you will proceed to the top of the Grand Camlica Hill, where you will enjoy the panoramic view of the European side of Istanbul.

Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans in late 19th and early 20th century.

After this visit, a scenic drive on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus will take you to the Kanlica Village where you will have a taste of the famous “local yogurt” and “apple tea” in a local café by the Bosphorus.

At the end of the day, the lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Your English speaking private guide will meet you at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for a private full day sightseeing tour of Sinan the architect’s Istanbul buildings.

The private tour will start with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque. It was designed by famous “Sinan the Architect” for Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha. Rustem Pasha Mosque is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles, set in beautiful floral and geometric designs, which cover not only the facade of the porch but also the walls and columns.

Continue to Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, which is the most important of all the imperial mosques in Istanbul. Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife are both buried here and the mosque is considered the most beautiful of the city’s Imperial mosques. It was built between 1550 and 1557 by Sinan, and is erected on the crest of a hill. The mosque is conspicuous by its great size, and has four minarets – one in each corner of the courtyard. The interior is also spectacular; the mihrab (prayer niche facing Mecca) and the mimber (pulpit) are finely carved in white marble, and there are magnificent stained glass windows.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sights (at your own discretion and cost).

In the afternoon, you will visit the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque located in the Edirnekapi neighborhood near the Byzantine city walls. Located on the peak of the Sixth Hill near the highest point of the city, the mosque is a prominent landmark in Istanbul. The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by "Sinan the Architect" for the favorite daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah.

Last visit of the day will be to the Sehzade Mosque which was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman in memory of his eldest son by Hürrem, Prince Mehmet, who died the age of 21. It was the first major commission by the Imperial Architect Sinan and was completed in 1548. It is considered by architectural historians as Sinan's first masterpiece of classical Ottoman architecture.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect's masterpieces

*The tour covers the masterpieces of Sinan the Architect in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Mariner®
She is no ordinary ship – she is the world's first all-suite, all-balcony luxury liner. You will find your perfect private retreat among her 350 suites and enjoy impeccable service from her 445 professional and friendly crew dedicated to fulfilling your wishes. Seven Seas Mariner exudes comfortable sophistication throughout her public spaces where you can take in the ever-changing vistas. Guests enjoy 180-degree sea views from the curved bar and plush seating of the Observation Lounge and the Horizon Lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with a comfortable outdoor deck for an aft view. Best of all, guests choose from four exquisite dining options, including the premier steakhouse Prime 7 and the classic French restaurant Signatures.
It's All Included...
This is cruising as it was meant to be — where even the most sought-after amenities are included: FREE Business Class Air*, FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE WiFi, and much more. Guests enjoy unparalleled hospitality and impeccable service by professional staff in a sophisticated ambiance. They delight in the expansive spaciousness of all-suite accommodations, indulge in the exquisite cuisine of the finest dining experience at sea, and explore the world's greatest destinations without limits. Guests really can have it all aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises®.

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISE FARES INCLUDE:

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • FREE Specialty Restaurants
  • FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship
  • European king-size bed or twin bed configurations featuring our exclusive Elite Slumber Bed®
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water- all complimentary
  • Spacious walk-in closet and marble-appointed bathroom with tub or shower
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Bath Amenities
  • Interactive flat-screen television with extensive media library and complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Welcome bottle of champagne with our compliments
  • 24-hour room service with dinner served course-by-course
Exquisite Cuisine
Dine whenever, wherever and with whomever you choose in any of our open-seating restaurants. Simply request a table when the mood strikes and the maître d' will happily seat your party*. Whether you’re delighting in a casual al fresco lunch at the Pool Grill while overlooking the ocean blue or are savoring a USDA Prime dry-aged porterhouse steak while enjoying the sophisticated ambiance of Prime 7, the highly trained culinary team has put their heart and soul into making your every bite more delicious than the last. From the warm welcome of your Maître D’ to the impeccable service of your Waiter to the elegant décor and flawless presentation of each restaurant, you will be consistently pleased – and that’s before you are swept away by the Chef’s creations and Sommelier’s perfect wine pairings.

*Based on availability

Coffee Connection

Coffee Connection
Located on Deck 6 mid-ship, guests enjoy complimentary coffee drinks prepared by our baristas, as well as delicious pastries, gourmet sandwiches and homemade cookies. Additionally, international newspapers and news magazines are made available. This venue is the perfect destination to relax, converse and enjoy coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Compass Rose

Compass Rose
This is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located on Deck 5, Compass Rose delights with a beautifully defined atmosphere and transitions from refreshing natural light during the day to an elegant theme at night. The new dinner menu is so encompassing and customizable that it provides guests with a seemingly endless combination of dishes to choose from such as meat, fish and seafood items, prepared to taste, garnished with a sauce of choice and complemented with side dishes and accompaniments. Additionally, each evening the ship’s Executive Chef creates nightly specials, which adds more than a dozen mouthwatering appetizers, pasta dishes and entrée choices to the menu.

La Veranda

La Veranda
Located on Deck 11 aft, guests take in stunning ocean views while enjoying elegant breakfast and lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded, open-air deck. Breakfasts include traditional favorites, as well as a made-to-order omelet station, a variety of fresh fruits and pastries, along with daily specials, like fluffy Belgian waffles with fresh blueberry compote. For lunch guests indulge in an array of choices from a bountiful salad bar, gourmet sandwiches, hot carving stations and delicious desserts.

Pool Grill

Pool Grill
Located on Deck 11, the Pool Grill is open-air, yet abundantly shaded for comfortable dining. Choose your preferred table and one of our attentive staff will take your order. While the atmosphere is deliciously informal, the menu and preparation reflects the same attention to detail as the finest of restaurants. Enjoy grilled-to-order burgers, grilled seafood, sandwiches and fresh salads. Guests enjoy milk shakes, malts, and hand-dipped ice cream desserts sprinkled with all their favorite toppings.

Prime 7

Prime 7
A true classic in every sense, Prime 7 sets a new standard in steakhouse fare with its contemporary interpretation of an American favorite. Located on Deck 5, the restaurant is handsomely decorated with supple leather wing-back chairs, burnished woods and rich earth-toned fabrics, Prime 7 exudes a distinct, intimate elegance. This is glamour redefined, a luxurious setting to enjoy classic steakhouse cuisine with a modern flair. Prime 7 is open for dinner each evening, reservations are required. View Sample Menu

Setti Mari at La Veranda

Setti Mari at La Veranda
In the evenings, La Veranda transforms into the warm and inviting Sette Mari at La Veranda, where tables are candlelit to match the star-filled skies. The menu also transforms into a tantalizing journey of alluring antipasto, perfect homemade pastas, enticing main courses and divine desserts hailing from all over Italy.

Signatures

Signatures
Preparing authentic, decadent French cuisine is an art form and is the raison d’ętre of our French restaurant, Signatures. Capturing the diversity of French fare, our seasoned chefs offer an exquisite dining experience with tantalizing tastes and enticing presentation. Consequently, each and every dish served in Signatures is absolutely sublime and purely French. Signatures is located on Deck 6 aft and is open for dinner each evening, reservations are required. View Sample Menu

Room Service

Room Service
Twenty-four hours a day, guests enjoy everything from a Continental breakfast in the privacy of their spacious balcony to a gourmet dinner served course-by-course, delivered to their suite. The in-suite menu includes a variety of appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts. During dinner time, the menu expands to include entrée selections from Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea.
Onboard Activities and Entertainment
Guests aboard Regent ships delight in a warm and friendly ambiance fueled by extraordinary staff that hosts an array of onboard activities that enrich and entertain. Programming ranges from exquisite wine and artisan cheese tastings, to insightful lectures and discussions through The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys available on the majority of itineraries. And across all their ships, guests can choose to be pampered in the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or in the heated shimmering waters of the sun-kissed resort pool. Each evening live music performances are perfectly paired with expertly prepared cocktails. And at the main show lounge guests can attend full-scale musical productions and rousing cabaret shows in an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house.

Card & Conference Room

Card & Conference Room
The beautifully decorated Card & Conference Room is an inviting and tranquil oasis. Guests may gather their favorite teammates for lively afternoon or evening of board games, as well as enjoy a social game of Bridge or participate in an ACBL Tournament on select voyages. The Card & Conference Room is located on Deck 6 next to the Coffee Connection.

Library

Library
Well-stocked and exceedingly comfortable, the Library offers a calm setting for reading and relaxing. A vast collection of volumes ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature are available. The Library is conveniently located next to Coffee Connection on Deck 6.

Pool Bar

Pool Bar
Located on Deck 11 outside area by the pool, guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails and frozen drinks expertly prepared by our Mixologists in the relaxed atmosphere of the Pool Deck.

Pool Deck

Pool Deck
Guests lounge their day away under the warm sun and an unforgettable vista on our Deck 11 Pool Deck. Outfitted in teak accents, the Pool Deck is one of the most elegant at sea, featuring a lavish pool and two whirlpools. Amiable and dedicated crew is readily standing by to bring refreshing beverages and plush towels.

The Casino

The Casino
Guests delight in the exciting gaming offerings inside our elegant casino. The Casino is located on Deck 4, and is open every day at sea when not restricted by territorial border limits. Glass doorways lead the way to table games that include Blackjack, roulette, poker, craps and slot machines.

Connoisseur Club

Connoisseur Club
Located on Deck 6 forward, the Connoisseur Club is the perfect venue to enjoy a fine cigar or imbibe a favorite libation while enjoying spirited conversation with new found friends. This elegant hideaway provides comfortable leather armchairs and a club-like atmosphere. Smoking is permitted in the Connoisseur Club.

Constellation Theater

Constellation Theater
Located on Decks 5 and 6 forward, the Constellation Theater is an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house. Perfectly tiered for unobstructed viewing and furnished with plush seating, anticipate a phenomenal variety of entertainment. Beginning April 2017, shows will include Tuxedo, a fresh take on the music of the Great American Songbook, and Broadway in Concert, with beautiful performances from iconic musicals, among others.

Horizon Lounge

Horizon Lounge
Located on Deck 6 aft, the Horizon Lounge is the ideal place for cocktails or to simply relax and unwind with an after-dinner drink. Our resident musicians will entertain daily during teatime as well as before and after dinner. Game shows and other entertainment may be scheduled at the discretion of the Cruise Director.

Mariner Lounge

Mariner Lounge
Located on Deck 5 mid-ship, the Mariner Lounge is the perfect venue to meet friends and fellow travelers for a pre-dinner cocktail or nightcap as our resident musicians entertain with familiar tunes and special requests.

Observation Lounge

Observation Lounge
Located on Deck 12 forward, the Observation Lounge is a quiet place to read and relax while watching the spectacular views Seven Seas Mariner offers upon entering or leaving the various ports of call. The Observation Lounge musicians will entertain daily and it is the perfect spot for pre-dinner cocktails or a nightcap.

STARS Nightclub

STARS Nightclub
The Stars Nightclub, located on Deck 6 mid-ship, is an ideal place to meet friends and fellow travelers for an after-dinner drink or late night cocktail. This is the place for those night owls wanting to dance into the night or maybe sing along in a karaoke competition.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
Welcome to the ultimate indulgence: a day at the serene Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Located on Deck 7 forward, guests can choose from an array of experiences such as signature massages and therapeutic bodywork, aromatherapy, ayurvedic and seaweed treatments, as well as facials. Guests may also choose from an extraordinary selection of luxurious beauty treatments, including hair care, manicures, pedicures and more available in the salon. View a complete listing of services.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center
Canyon Ranch fitness experts lead popular exercise classes, such as Pilates, yoga and aerobics and are on hand to offer advice and demonstrate the use of fitness equipment. One-on-one training can be arranged with a Fitness Instructor. Equipment includes Lifecycles, free weights, striders, StairMasters, treadmills, weight benches, a Nautilus machine, workout mats and step benches.

Jogging Track & Recreation

Jogging Track & Recreation
In addition to planned activities in the Fitness Center, guests may take advantage of other sports-related activities throughout the ship. Deck 12 provides golf cages, shuffleboard, paddle tennis and a full-circle jogging track. Eleven laps around the Jogging Track are equal to one mile.
Distinctive Amenities
Guests of our Concierge-level Suites and higher experience the highest level of luxury, service and privilege offered at sea and land. These suites feature sumptuous included amenities, an expansive private veranda, and the ability to personalize many of its offerings. Guests in Penthouse Suites and higher indulge in the services of a meticulous Butler and those in Grand Suites and above have guaranteed reservations at the restaurant of their choice and may take residence as early as noon on embarkation day.

CONCIERGE SUITE COLLECTION

Guests of Concierge-level Suites enjoy accommodations that are adorned perfectly with large furnished verandas, with the added luxury of an in-suite illy® espresso maker and cashmere blankets. In addition they have the privilege of priority online dining and shore excursion reservations, as well as a 1-Night Hotel Package before their voyage.

DISTINCTIVE SUITE COLLECTION

From the one-of-a-kind Regent Suite to the exquisitely appointed Penthouse Suites, guests of our Distinctive Suites enjoy the expansiveness of multiple bedrooms and baths within these palatial accommodations. They indulge in the impeccable services of a personal Butler and one-of-a-kind touches of customizing their bath amenities and pillow style, to the ultimate privilege reserved for guests of the Regent Suite of a private car with driver and guide in every port and complimentary in-suite spa services.

CONCIERGE SUITE AMENITIES:
  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package*
  • Priority online shore excursion reservations
  • Priority online Prime 7, Chartreuse, Pacific Rim, and Signatures dining reservations
  • 15 minutes of FREE ship-to-shore phone time
  • 10% discount on premium wine and liquor
  • 5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
  • Binoculars, illy® maker and cashmere blanket

DISTINCTIVE SUITE AMENITIES:

  • Personal Butler committed to fulfilling your wishes
  • A variety of L'Occitane® and Guerlain or Hermčs® soaps, shampoos and lotions
  • Selection of bed pillow styles
  • Complimentary Pressing on the first evening
  • Complimentary use of Windows Tablet or iPad®

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, EXPLORER, VOYAGER, MARINER & NAVIGATOR SUITES AND HIGHER ALSO ENJOY:

  • Welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot
  • Personalized in-suite full-liquor bar set-up
  • Bottega Veneta bath amenities and selection of bath salts

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, MASTER SUITES & GRAND SUITES AND HIGHER ALSO ENJOY:

  • Guaranteed reservation each night in any specialty restaurant
  • Complimentary cocktail party for eight
  • Access to your suite on embarkation day at 12:00 noon

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, REGENT SUITE ALSO ENJOY:

  • FREE First Class Air* for All Domestic (U.S.) Flights
  • FREE Business Class Air* for All Intercontinental Flights
  • FREE Roundtrip Private Sedan Transfers Between Airport and Home
  • FREE Personal Car and Guide to Explore Ashore
  • FREE Unlimited In-Suite Canyon Ranch SpaClub® Services
  • FREE Unlimited Laundry and Pressing

Boutiques

Boutiques
Whether looking for something special to wear for dinner or a memento to bring back home, guests may browse through designer garments and fashionable accessories in our shops. Located on Deck 7, The Boutiques offer a wide range of items from upscale handbags to exclusive fragrances to fine jewelry in an intimate and unhurried setting.

Club.Com

Club.Com
Seven Seas Mariner offers FREE WiFi access throughout the ship, allowing guests to connect to the Internet with their own device. If a guest prefers to travel without a laptop, the staffed Club.com on Deck 6 offers desktop computers that allow them to access their emails and browse the Internet. Guests also have access to a printer for a nominal fee.

Reception and Concierge

Reception and Concierge
Our guests’ every wish, whim and want can be fulfilled at our welcoming Reception Desk on Deck 5 in the Atrium. Open 24 hours a day our office staff is happy to answer questions. The ship’s Concierge can be contacted at the Reception Desk as well. He or she is eager to provide guests with general assistance.
Enrichment Series
Of all the pleasures of cruising, enriching the mind can be among the most fulfilling. Gaining insider’s knowledge and participating in one-of-a-kind programs elevates the experience and brings unforgettable memories. While throughout all of our voyages guests can join in any number of complimentary enriching activities, our Spotlight Series voyages feature an in-depth focus on a particular subject. Enjoy the music and dance of world-renowned entertainers, learn the fine art of pairing wine with food, or simply gain otherwise unobtainable insight into world affairs at the hand of former ambassadors, politicians and other notables.

Featured Lecturers

Featured Lecturers
Part of what makes a cruise with us so rewarding is the way we augment traditional shipboard activities with bridge instruction and other enhancements. We also offer an excellent lecture series on select voyages. Lecturers provide insight and perspectives far beyond what you would read in the average guidebook. Many of our speakers have first-hand knowledge of these locales, and most come from the foreign service and leading universities, or perhaps from the world of the arts or journalism.

Onboard Happenings

Onboard Happenings
Each voyage aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises is unique, with special activities tailored to the region and season. Guests can watch celebrated chefs prepare signature dishes during demonstrations and, aboard Seven Seas Explorer®, they may learn essential cooking techniques at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. They can golf by day, dance by night, and partake in a host of recreational pursuits, as well as sip and savor their way through some of the world's greatest wine regions and the merriment of holidays and with decadent onboard celebrations.

Featured Programs

Featured Programs
This special series of cruises focuses on learning about and exploring the world around us. Guests gain perspective on our environment, rare locations on our planet, and even destinations beyond Earth. Respected scientists and explorers will share their unique perspectives on where we came from and where we are going next.

The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys

The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys
The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys is an engaging onboard enrichment program led by a wide range of experts, from noted art historians to leading authors to former diplomats, who are eager to share their first-hand knowledge and expertise. More than a lecture series, this program is completely interactive. Smithsonian Journeys Experts sail for the entire duration of our voyages, allowing for the exchange ideas and social interactions on personal level, from dinners to cocktail parties, in addition to attending insightful talks.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2001
Year Refurbished
2014
Year Entered Present Fleet
2001
Previous Name
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
48,075
Guests (Lowers)
700
Total Guests
700
Passenger Decks
8
Number of Crew
445
Officers' Nationality
European
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
354
Suites
354
Balconies
354
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible
6
Guests aboard Regent ships delight in a warm and friendly ambiance fueled by extraordinary staff that hosts an array of onboard activities that enrich and entertain. Programming ranges from exquisite wine and artisan cheese tastings, as well as in-depth cooking classes at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Guests may also participate in insightful lectures and discussions through The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys available on the majority of itineraries. And across all their ships, guests can choose to be pampered in the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or in the heated shimmering waters of the sun-kissed resort pool. Each evening live music performances are perfectly paired with expertly prepared cocktails. And at the main show lounge guests can attend full-scale musical productions and rousing cabaret shows in an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house.
Tipping Policy
Gratuities are included in the cruise fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Computer centers are centrally-located on each ship and Internet access is available for a nominal fee. Wireless access is available throughout the ship, including most suites, and is generally available at a speed of 640kb, but does vary. Please be advised that bandwidth-heavy applications such as Skype and MagicJack are not permitted to be used onboard.

    Mobile devices utilizing the internet via a cellular carrier's network (4G for example) instead of the ship's wireless access, will be treated as cell phone usage and roaming charges will apply. Any costs associated will be billed directly through the guest's cell phone provider, and not through the ship. Check www.cellularatsea.com/guest_services.htm for more information.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during, the cruise.

  • Smoking Policy
    Smoking is prohibited in all suites, staterooms and balconies fleet-wide. In addition, cigarette, electronic cigarette or cigar smoking is not permitted in any enclosed dining areas, whether it be the ship's main dining rooms, the alternate dining venues or the outdoor dining areas. Electronic cigarette smoking is permitted throughout the ship with the exception of the dining areas mentioned above.

    Cigarette smoking is only permitted in designated areas of the outdoor pool area and the following public rooms:

    • Connoisseur Club
    • Horizon Lounge (outdoor one side designated area)
    • Pool area (designated area opposite side of the Pool Bar)

    Cigar Smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club and the designated area on the opposite side of the Pool Bar.

    Pipe smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club. Pipe smoking in open deck areas is considered an extreme fire hazard and is not permitted.

    Failure to comply with the above-stated policy will result in guests being asked to leave the ship at their expense, without refund or credit for the unused portion of their cruise.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Guests with special dietary requests should advise Regent Seven Seas Cruises of any special dietary requirements 90 days prior to sailing by sending an e-mail to rsscops@rssc.com. General dietary needs such as low salt or low cholesterol foods can be satisfied onboard the ship just by speaking with the dining wait staff.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests with any medical condition(s) that require special services, including travel with medical apparatus, should advise Regent Seven Seas Cruises in writing at time of booking. Please note some ports-of-call may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility and special arrangements may need to be made.

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises' wheelchairs on board are for emergency purposes only. Guests requiring a wheelchair for mobility must bring their own.

    For guests requiring oxygen equipment, an oxygen concentrator is the only form of oxygen equipment allowed aboard ship, and must be provided by the guest.

    Regent has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical, mental or emotional condition unfit for travel or whose comfort on board may be compromised due to situations beyond the care that can be provided by Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Conference Room/Conference Center
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Nightclub
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Slippers
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
    Some alternative restaurants may require reservations.
  • Café/Coffee Bar
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Complimentary Wine With Dinner
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Business Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    Each ship has a licensed and registered doctor and nurse for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary charges. The ships' medical centers are designed to provide medical care for certain temporary illnesses and accidents, and are not intended or capable of providing on-going treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Acupuncture Treatments
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Full Service Spa
  • Heated Pool
  • Jogging Track
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Putting Greens
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Weight Machines
  • Whirlpool(s)
Children and Teens
  • Seasonal Children's Program
  • Youth Counselor Staff
You have arrived at the ultimate destination – your suite. Within these serene havens of repose, you will have every luxurious amenity at your reach and a team of professional staff members to tend to your requests, delivering a flawless experience at every turn. Each ship features all-suite accommodations boasting elegant décor with custom-crafted furnishings and private teak balconies. Marble appointments accent the bath, featuring a tub or walk-in shower and the majority of suites feature a walk-in closet. A spacious sitting area is enhanced by soothing colors and rich textures with plenty of room to stretch out and watch a movie, read a best seller, or simply enjoy ever-changing vistas that stretch to the horizon's edge.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of November 2018. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Master Suite (MS) Call for Price
Master Suite
  • Category: MS
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 1,204/Balconies: 798da
2 bedrooms; Master Suites include Butler Service; 2002 sq.ft.; 1204 sq.ft.; Balcony: 727 sq.ft.
Grand Suite (GS) Call for Price
Grand Suite
  • Category: GS
  • Deck 11
  • Square Feet: 903/Balcony: 84
Butler service; 987 sq.ft.; 903 sq.ft.; Balcony: 84 sq.ft.
Mariner Suite (MN) Call for Price
Mariner Suite
  • Category: MN
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 650/Balcony: 89
Mariner Suites include Butler Service; 739 sq.ft.; 650 sq.ft.; Balcony: 89 sq.ft.
Seven Seas Suite (SS) Call for Price
Seven Seas Suite
  • Category: SS
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 505-561/Balcony: 97-286
Seven Seas (forward) Suites include Butler Service; 602 sq.ft.; 505 sq.ft.; Balcony: 97 sq.ft.
Horizon View Suite (HS) Call for Price
Horizon View Suite
  • Category: HS
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 359/Balcony: 268
Butler service; 627 sq.ft.; 359 sq.ft.; Balcony: 268 sq.ft.
Penthouse Suite (A) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: A
  • Deck 11
  • Deck 10
  • Square Feet: 376/Balcony: 73
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Suite

Slumber Bed®

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 376 ft2 (35 m2)

Balcony: 73 ft2 (7 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain & L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos & Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Penthouse Suite (B) 42,199
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: B
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 376/Balcony: 73
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 376 ft2 (35 m2)

Balcony: 73 ft2 (7 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain & L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos & Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Penthouse Suite (C) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: C
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 376/Balcony: 73
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 376 ft2 (35 m2)

Balcony: 73 ft2 (7 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain & L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos & Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Concierge Suite (D) 34,699
Concierge Suite
  • Category: D
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 252/Balcony: 49
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Suite

Slumber Bed®

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 252 ft2 (23.5 m2)

Balcony: 49 ft2 (4.5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Concierge Suite (E) 33,699
Concierge Suite
  • Category: E
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 252/Balcony: 49
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Suite

Slumber Bed®

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 252 ft2 (23.5 m2)

Balcony: 49 ft2 (4.5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Deluxe Veranda Suite (F) 32,499
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: F
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 252/Balcony: 49
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Suite

Slumber Bed®

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 252 ft2 (23.5 m2)

Balcony: 49 ft2 (4.5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • L'Occitane® Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Deluxe Veranda Suite (G) 31,499
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: G
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 252/Balcony: 49
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 252 ft2 (23.5 m2)

Balcony: 49 ft2 (4.5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Deluxe Veranda Suite (H) 30,399
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: H
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 252/Balcony: 49
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Suite

Slumber Bed®

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 252 ft2 (23.5 m2)

Balcony: 49 ft2 (4.5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Fares are in US dollars, cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy and include fees/taxes. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.
All fares and offers are for new bookings only, are capacity controlled and subject to availability, may not be combined with other offers and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Fares are in US dollars, cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare is additional unless otherwise noted. "Air Included" prices include Roundtrip economy class airfare (from select gateways), transfers, all air surcharges, airline fees and government taxes. Some airline-imposed personal charges, including but not limited to baggage, priority boarding, and special seating, may apply. Air routing, scheduling and air carrier are at the discretion of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Categories B, D, E, F, G and H represent GUARANTEED pricing. The 'guarantee' means that guests are guaranteed a stateroom within the specific category purchased. Stateroom assignment will be made as close in as the day prior to sailing. Guests requiring anything specific (i.e. a shower cabin, a specific side of the ship, mid-ship or forward suites or to be berthed near friends) should NOT book a guaranteed category as these requests may not be possible to accommodate.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 12
Deck 11

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
Deck 10

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Mariner Suite (MN)
  • Horizon View Suite (HS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
Deck 9

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Mariner Suite (MN)
  • Horizon View Suite (HS)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (F)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
Deck 8

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Mariner Suite (MN)
  • Horizon View Suite (HS)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (F)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
Deck 7

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Horizon View Suite (HS)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (F)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (H)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
Deck 6
Deck 5
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