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Dubai/Barcelona
30-night Symphony of the Suez Cruise
April 3, 2021
Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Mariner®
Dubai/Barcelona
Vacation Offer ID 1334235
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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.

30-night Symphony of the Suez Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
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)
04/11/2021 04/11/2021
Luxor (Safaga)
04/12/2021 04/12/2021
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
04/17/2021 04/17/2021
Limassol
04/18/2021 04/18/2021
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

 
04/19/2021 04/19/2021
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

 
04/20/2021 04/20/2021
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 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

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.
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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 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

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.
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Bozcaada (Tenedos)
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Kusadasi (Ephesus)

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!

Kusadasi Port - The Glories of Ephesus (Full Day Tour)

PORT: KUSADASI
GLORIES OF EPHESUS 
Full-Day Tour
2018 - 2019


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

First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun. The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

Then, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

A special visit will be made to the spectacular Terrace Houses (Villas) located on top of the hill within the Ephesus. They have a fantastic view of the entire city of Ephesus. They were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians, and are finely decorated with incredible examples of mosaics and frescos. The Terrace Houses were brought to light in excavations carried out since the 1980s by a team of Austrian archeologists. Along with those in Pompeii, they constitute some of the most vivid examples of Roman domestic architecture to survive to the present.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honor, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.

Next, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant.

Last, you will visit the Ephesus Museum is an archaeological museum in Selcuk. It houses finds from the nearby Ephesus excavation site and other ancient sites in the region. Its best-known exhibit is the statue of Artemis retrieved from the Temple of the goddess in Ephesus. Highlights include the fresco of Socrates, statues and heads of Eros, crosses, coins and the works of the 1st century AD.
 

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before you embark your ship.

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

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

Kusadasi Port - A Taste of Ephesus- (Half day tour)

PORT: KUSADASI
A TASTE OF EPHESUS
Half- Day Tour
2018 - 2019


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

First, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

A special visit will be made to the spectacular Terrace Houses (Villas) located on top of the hill within the Ephesus. They have a fantastic view of the entire city of Ephesus. They were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians, and are finely decorated with incredible examples of mosaics and frescos. The Terrace Houses were brought to light in excavations carried out since the 1980s by a team of Austrian archeologists. Along with those in Pompeii, they constitute some of the most vivid examples of Roman domestic architecture to survive to the present.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honor, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.
Last, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before your embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Ephesus
- 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

Kusadasi Port - Ephesus & Virgin Mary House - (Half Day Tour)

PORT: KUSADASI

EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY HOUSE

Half-Day Tour

2018 - 2019

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

First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun. The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

Then, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honour, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.

Next, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before you embark your ship.

Includes:

  • 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Ephesus
  • Licensed professional guide in English Language
  • Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour
  • Welcome package
  • 18% VAT tax

Not Included:

  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

An English speaking lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the cruise pier in KUSADASI.

After a short drive to Ephesus, the guests experience their private tour of this fascinating historical site. First, a visit will be made to the remarkable Greco-Roman archeological city of Ancient Ephesus, that flourished as a prominent cultural city and seaport between 600 BC and 500 AD.

The walking tour will begin along the Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, the 4th century white marble chariot thoroughfare whose most striking sight today is the two-story Library of Celsus. Uniquely beautiful, the Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus manuscripts making it the second largest library in the ancient world after the one in Alexandria, Egypt. The walk along the Royal Road also takes the visitors past the remains of some of the ancient city’s major civic buildings and temples as you move toward the Ephesus Theater from which St. Paul once preached to the Pagan Ephesians. The theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances in summertime.

Then move to see the ongoing excavations of the Greco-Roman places-the “Elite Yamac Homes of Antiquity” (Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes.

From here, the guests will proceed to the small, but distinguished and rightly famous Ephesus Museum with unique examples of the very best Greco-Roman sculpture in the world, and with an exciting new display of Medical instruments from that era.

Finally, drive up the mountainside to visit to the so-called House of the Virgin Mary, a lovely chapel set in the hills behind Ephesus, said by some to be the last home of the Virgin Mary, where St. Paul took her for her safety away from the Pagan Ephesians.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel or to your cruise ship.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Greco-Roman city of Ephesus' history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of the ancient city

Tour Duration : 6-7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: High

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

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

The guests will be met by a lecturer/guide at the exit of the pier in KUSADASI and drive south to visit Priene.

This ancient city is not especially large, but has an unusual intimacy and charm, in part because so many historical private houses have survived to this day. All the monuments you will see, date from the Hellenistic period, and all of them are aligned according to a strict grid-plan of the kind developed by Hippodamos, a native of neighboring Miletus. The monuments include the Temple of Zeus, a council chamber, and a small amphi-theatre. Yet Priene’s greatest treasure is its Temple of Athena, which was considered the masterpiece of the architect Pytheos who also designed the Mausoleum at Halicarnassos (Bodrum) known to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

After exploring Priene, the guests will cross the broad flood-plain of the river Maeander to continue to Miletus. This was once a major port but silt carried down by the River Meander blocked its harbor centuries ago. The ancient harbor is now several miles from the sea. The town is laid out according to a grid-plan designed by Hippodamos, which centers on three spacious agoras (marketplaces) today. The most striking features of the site today are the Baths of Faustina and the massive Roman Theatre.

A paved Sacred Way leads from Miletus to Dydima, not a classic town but rather a sacred precinct centering on a colossal Temple of Apollo surrounded by a double colonnade of no less than 108 huge columns. Work on the temple continued for 500 years, but its design was so ambitious that, when work was abandoned in the 4th C. AD, it was still unfinished. Even unfinished and in ruins, the temple at Dydima remains to be one of the most awe-inspiring antique monuments to be found anywhere around the Eastern Mediterranean.

At the end of the tour, the guests will be escorted back to their hotel or to the pier in KUSADASI.

Added Value:

*The tour covers the main highlights of Priene, Miletus and Didyma

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

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

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

At 8:30 am, an English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet and greet you outside the Bonded Area of the Kusadasi cruise pier. You will then be escorted to your chauffeur driven private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle, for a comfortable ride of about half an hour to the remarkable Greco-Roman archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been painstakingly excavated and restored and is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will begin our private walking tour along Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, a 4th century white marble chariot thoroughfare whose most striking sight is the two-story Library of Celsus.

Uniquely beautiful, with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, the Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus manuscripts making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria, Egypt. Your walk along the Royal Road will also take you past the remains of some of the ancient city’s major civic buildings and temples as you move toward the Ephesus Theater from which St. Paul once preached to the Ephesians. The theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.

You will also visit the ongoing excavations of the Greco Roman PALACES the ''ELITE YAMAC HOMES OF ANTIQUITY'' (Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes being restored by archeologists as you visit the site.

Next visit will be to the old Greco-Turkish Village of SIRINCE, located approximately 18 miles away from the Kusadasi pier. The town itself houses about hundreds of old local Greek homes which have been superbly renovated and opened to the public.. The town also houses an authentic local market where different agricultural products are sold.

Following lunch (at your own cost) at the celebrated local Bizim Ev (meaning “Our House”) Restaurant in Sirince, you will stop by the famous wine cellar of this village, to be welcomed by the owner, and will taste his white or red wines, produced in the same style as in the old days from grapes at the vast vineyards of the Aegean Region.

You will then be returned to Kusadasi where you may explore or shop at the charming local marketplace, while your guide will escort and assist you until you wish to return to the pier to board your ship by 4 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Ephesus and Sirince

*The tour covers Ephesus and the wine-making village of Sirince

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

Ephesus & Sirince Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Sirince
  • Home-style lunch in a local village
  • Visit to a wine house
 
Your English-speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
Your tour will continue in Sirince. This pretty old Orthodox village was once Cirkince ("ugly"). Indeed its habitants gave this name on purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners to share the beauty of their village.
 
Still after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly at all and called it Sirince ("pretty"). As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees' views on his way. Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture as of the 1920's: after the Independence War, people exchange between Greek and Turks has occurred and all those typical Greek houses, though they kept their original outside characteristics, have received the local layout inside.
 
After a wonderful home-style lunch at a local restaurant, your guide will show you the village. You will see local women in the authentic narrow streets of the village, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil and handmade soaps. The village is also famous with its wine and you have the opportunity to visit a wine house. You can taste and buy several kinds of wines, from apple to strawberry.
 
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 to Heavy

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
Ephesus Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • Excavations of Terrace Houses
  • House of the Virgin Mary
 
Your English speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
You will also visit the ongoing excavations of the Greco Roman Houses of Ephesian Aristocrats (known as Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes being restored by archeologists as you visit the site.
 
In addition to the historic monuments, your excursion will also include a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a lovely little chapel set in the hills behind Ephesus believed to be Virgin Mary’s last home.
 
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 to Heavy

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
Ephesus Half Day Tour - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • The Library
  • Ephesus Theatre
 
Your English speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

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
Kusadasi Port - Three Ancient Cities; Didyma, Miletus & Priene (Full Day Tour)
SHORE EXCURSIONS
KUSADASI
THREE ANCIENT CITIES
2018 - 2019

Arrive in Kusadasi,you will meet your professional guide at the port and drive to three ancient cities.
 
Your first stop will be Priene. The ancient harbor city of Priene probably changed its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is nearly 16 km away from the sea. The original place of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. Priene was laid out on a Hippodamian system of grid plan at the foot of a spectacular cliff on mount Mycale and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture.All the streets intersect at the right angles.
 

Next, visit Miletus an ancient city located near the present Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River, owed its importance to its position on trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80,000 and 100,000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Miletus seems to have produced geniuses the way Aphrodisias produced sculptors.
 
Lunch suggested at local restaurant.

Last, you will visit Didyma. The word Didyma meant "twins" and was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 m sacred road. However, this road may not have been constructed until the end of the 1C AD. In addition to pilgrimages made by sea, some festivals of drama, music and sports were held there every four years.
 
At the end of your tour, you can return to Kusadasi.
 
OUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 

 
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Three Ancient Cities.
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • 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 throughout the tour.
  • Welcome Package
  • 18% VAT taxes.

OUR  PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 
 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    • At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Suggested lunch


 
Kusadasi Port - Biblical Tour of Ephesus ( Full Day tour)
Arrive in Kusadasi ,you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for private sightseeing.
 
First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun.  The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.
 
 
Then, visit Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis.  You will first visit Odeon Theatre where the state affairs used to be held. Then, view The Temple of Hadrian is one of the main attractions at Ephesus, with a beautiful arch on the front facade and interesting reliefs of Medusa. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.
  
Next, you will visit the newly excavated spectacular The Terrace Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus. Many of them were three-storied and had peristyles surrounded by rooms without windows but included frescoes and mosaics of mythological scenes. Some of the frescoes were scenes from the comedies of Menander and the tragedies of Euripides. They were luxuriously furnished private houses with fountains and central heating. Between the street and houses was a portico with a mosaic floor, behind which were shops.
 
Proceed to the Celsus Library is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early 2nd century AD. The Library of Celsus was commissioned by the Julius as a mausoleum for his father, Roman governor of the Asian Provinces. It is one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.

 
The Great Theatre, dates back to the Hellenistic period. It is one of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus which has the capacity of 25,000 seats. The theatre was used for concerts, plays and religious, political and philosophical discussions and for gladiator and animal fights. Marble Road, runs between the Library of Celsus and the theater and is a part of the sacred  walk way.  
 
 
Last, visit the Church of Mary that is a church of great historical significance located in Ephesus. It is also known as the Double Church, because it is thought one aisle was dedicated to the Virgin and the other to St. John, and the Council Church because the Council of Ephesus is believed to have been held here.

 
Lunch recommended at a local restaurant. 

Next, you will see the Basilica of St. John,where John and the Virgin Mary went between 42 and 48 AD and lived. Three hundred years after the death of Saint John, a small chapel on the Ayasuluk Hill was constructed over his grave in the 4th century AD. This church was replaced in the 6th century AD by a huge basilica built by the Emperor Justinian, the impressive ruins of which are still visible.
 
 
Last, visit The Temple of Artemis also known less precisely as Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to Artemis completed around 550 BC at Ephesus. The monument was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
 
At the end of your tour, you can return to Kusadasi for some shopping in town or visit one of the carpet villages along the way before embarking the ship.  If you are not interested in shopping, please advise your guide that you would like to return directly to the ship.
 
  
Inclusions:
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Ephesus
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Officially license, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided thoughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • 18% VAT taxes.

Exclusions: 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    • At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Recommended lunch
 
 
Kusadasi Port - Ephesus & Didyma & Miletus (Full Day Tour)

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

First, visit Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis.  You will first visit Odeon Theatre where the state affairs used to be held. Then, view The Temple of Hadrian is one of the main attractions at Ephesus, with a beautiful arch on the front facade and interesting reliefs of Medusa. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.
 
Next, you will visit the newly excavated spectacular The Terrace Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus. Many of them were three-storied and had peristyles surrounded by rooms without windows but included frescoes and mosaics of mythological scenes. Some of the frescoes were scenes from the comedies of Menander and the tragedies of Euripides. They were luxuriously furnished private houses with fountains and central heating. Between the street and houses was a portico with a mosaic floor, behind which were shops.
 
Proceed to The Celsus Library is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early 2nd century AD. The Library of Celsus was comissioned by the Julius as a mausoleum for his father, Roman governor of the Asian Provinces. It is one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.
 

The Great Theatre, dates back to the Hellenistic period. It is one of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus which has the capacity of 25,000 seats. The theatre was used for concerts, plays and religious, political and philosophical discussions and for gladiator and animal fights. Marble Road, runs between the Library of Celsus and the theater and is a part of the sacred  walk way.  
 
Then, you will drive approximately 1½ hours to visit the ancient cities of Miletus and Didyma.
 
Lunch suggested at a local restaurant.
 
Next, visit Miletus an ancient city located near the present Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River, owed its importance to its position on trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80,000 and 100,000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Miletus seems to have produced geniuses the way Aphrodisias produced sculptors.
 
Last, you will visit Didyma. The word Didyma meant "twins" and was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 m sacred road. However, this road may not have been constructed until the end of the 1C AD. In addition to pilgrimages made by sea, some festivals of drama, music and sports were held there every four years.

OUR NET PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 

 

  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus.
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program
  • Licensed professional  guide in English language.
  • 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 throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • 18% VAT taxes.
 
OUR NET PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 

 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Suggested lunch

 
 
 

Ephesus 3D Experience Full Day Tour – 6 hours
Ephesus 3D tour is an extraordinary experience offering an innovative way to visit Ancient Ephesus. Our 3D virtual tour brings you inside the site with accurate replicas of Ephesus, the Celcus Library, Great Theatre and more! By using this technology, you will see reconstructed major sites of the Ancient city. During this experience, your guide will further explain 7 sites; Odeon Theatre, Curetes, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celcus, Commercial Agora  and Arcadia way with a visual show of the Ancient Romans featuring live actors! Based on cutting edge technology and the master work of artists - our virtual tour is incredibly accurate.
 
Our team of artists, technicians and writers create each 3D tour with a great emphasis on colors, shapes, symmetry, sizes, compositions and proportions. Every element of the Ephesus 3D virtual tour is designed to convey the true atmosphere of the site.
 
Tour Duration: 6 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Kusadasi Port
  • Lunch at a typical Village Restaurant, included unlimited soft drinks and wine
     
    Not Included:
  • Gratuities to driver and guide
  • Personal expenses

 
04/25/2021 04/25/2021
Santorini

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!

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour

You will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the ship, at the bottom of the cable car at the Old Port of Fira. Our lovely tour starts with a scenic drive through the plains of Santorini to picturesque Oia, the crowning glory of peace and tranquillity.

Built on the northern part of the caldera rim, it is here where many artists have been inspired due to its magnificent location with its most superb views of the caldera, the rest of the island and the Aegean Sea.. We then stop at one of the famous wineries to enjoy a wine tasting tour of the fine wines produced on the island. Our final stop is Fira, the islands capital town.

The island used to be circular, but a massive volcanic explosion around 3,500 years ago blew out the centre of the island. (Many people attribute the decline of Minoan civilization on Crete to this cataclysmic eruption. High cliffs jutting into the sea are all that's left of the crater rim.

The surrounding islands are the remains of the sides of the crater, and the sea has filled in the gaps, forming a beautiful bay. Sunsets on the island are particularly striking; all the restaurants and bars in Fira face west over the sunken volcano and the Aegean Sea.

Santorini - Traditional Cooking Experience - 5.5 hours
Upon disembarkation from the ship at the Old Port of Fira, you will be met by your English-speaking escort who will escort you (on foot) to the Selene restaurant. Upon completion of the program you can return on your own to the cable cars leading to the ship.

We will welcome you at Selene Restaurant with fresh juice, coffee and traditional Greek cookies. A lecture by Yiorgos Hatziyannakis will give you an introduction to the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini. Following the lecture, we will introduce to you the unique local products of our island. The volcanic eruption that broke the island of Santorini apart almost 3500 years ago left the dramatic caldera that you see today. With more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables: white eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.

We will introduce you to the Santorini wine, to the grape varieties and to the Santorini vineyard, and you will have the chance to sample four different wines in the wine tasting we have arranged for you. Cheeses and sausages from several other Cycladic islands, including Naxos, Syros, Ios, Tinos, brought especially for this occasion, will accompany the wines.

At about 12pm the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes will take place. You will learn how to prepare an entire Greek menu: an appetizer, a salad, a main course, and a dessert. Food items include:
  • Fava with tomato caper sauce or Tomato fritters (tomatokeftedes)
  • Eggplant salad with octopus or Taramosalata
  • Rabbit with egg- cheese sauce or Lamb in grapevine leaves
  • Cheese and honey sweet pastry or Melitinia (traditional Santorini cookie)
After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2pm. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labors accompanied by a bottle of delicious wine from Santorini.

Duration approx. 5 1/2 hours

Note: The program is available for couples and small parties of up to 8 persons

The program starts at approx. 10am. Lunch is served at 2pm.
Santorini- Akrotiri Excavations and Traditional Village of Oia (4hrs)
First stop with this guided tour will be the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri that is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. A city that has remained alive for 3.500 years beneath the lava, tells its story to today’s visitors. A visit to Akrotiri is the best way to witness the unique connection of the island of Santorini with the volcano. 

During your transfer from Akrotiri to Oia you will have the chance to see most of the majestic views of the Island as you cross.

Next, we get to visit the sophisticated and charming village of Oia situated at the north point of Santorini, which goes beyond all expectations. Oia hosts the most magnificent views over the volcanic islets and caldera, as well as demonstrating wealth from its commercial trading days by its marble flooring, art galleries and jewelry shops. Its colorful Cycladic architecture as well 52 blue domes are truly memorable.

Included:
Private local taxi, English Speaking Guide, Entrance fees to Akrotiri, Cable Car Tickets Round Trip, Sunday Holiday Guide Supplement 75% on their fee, Taxes

Not Included:
Tips to the driver and guide, Extra hour or klms use of coach, guide and driver
Akrotiri is closed on Mondays

Tour Duration: 4hrs

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Santorini Wine Roads Tour (Private) - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:

You will be met in Fira town (top of the cable car) by your Expert Sommelier and seated on a luxury air conditioned coach, where you will travel around the Island visiting three Family Estate Wineries under the continual guidance of your Sommelier. Each Winery is unique in architectural design and you will get to taste fifteen different styles of wine. Our Sommelier will initiate you into the magical artistic process from the grape to the bottle, providing all the knowledge you need whilst enjoying a series of awarded white and upcoming red wines as some of the prestigious signature dessert wines Vinsanto. You will also get a chance to take in the scenery whilst stopping off a Vineyard to see the unique cultivation technique of "Kouloura" and the specificity of soil & microclimate. It is a journey among the paths of ancient vineyards, simplicity traditional family run wineries, modern wine making techniques and most important…the Awakening of the senses whilst tasting The Finest Theraic Wines, returning, having a memorable & most enjoyable experience.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking Sommelier guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Crafting Day - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Visiting local bakery
  • Learn all the process of baking bread and making traditional sweets
  • Visiting traditional pottery studio
  • Introduction to the local pottery art
  • Learn the whole process of creating ceramics
Follow us as we show you how to bake bread and make local products and delicious sweets at the local bakery "Gregory's". Then visit the pottery studio "Choma & Nero" to learn the history behind the pottery art of Santorini and try yourself to create unique pieces of ceramics. Learn the techniques, bake your creation and enjoy the process as people did ages ago.
 
Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate
Inclusions:
  • English-speaking host
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Santorini Island Discovery - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
Begin in the village of Mesa Gonia where you will visit one of the islands greatest treasures; the little Panagia Episkopi Church built in 1115 AD, during the Byzantine period and housing one of the three most priceless icons in the world. You will then be whisked up the hill to one of the more traditional villages, Pyrgos, which also boasts the ruins of a Medieval Venetian castle. The village is overlooked solely by the Mount Profitis Ilias and as one of the highest points of Santorini, offers a fantastic view of the crescent shaped island.  Next we are off to a wine tasting at a family owned wine estate in Megalochori, where you have the opportunity to learn a little about and sip on some of the famous wines of Santorini. The Grand Finale of our tour sees you entering the gates of the ancient site of Akrotiri, also known as the "Minoan Pompeii" which was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450BC. The settlement contained sophisticated multi-story buildings and magnificent fresco paintings signifying the just how advanced the Minoans were at that stage. After this exhilarating experience our guide will bring you safely back to your hotel to enjoy the rest of your stay on Santorini.

Tour Duration: 5 Hours
 Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Private Catamaran Cruise - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
Your Private Catamaran Cruise begins from Vlihada Marina, sailing past the red and white beaches, and on to Akrotiri and the ancient light house. The first stop will be at the volcano and the hot springs a quick swim. Next, you will proceed to a beautiful and secluded bay for a swim and snorkeling, while the onboard chef prepares your lunch of seafood and steak barbeque. Following lunch, continue sailing through the caldera past the islands of Thirassia and Aspronissi and back towards Vlihada.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Sunset
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking driver and boat crew
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers (meeting point will be at the old port (drop off of tender boats)
  • Lunch on-board and local wine
Not Included:
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Private Cooking Class - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
We welcome you to today’s class with fresh juice, coffee and traditional Greek cookies.  Begin your introductory lecture to the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini, as well as, to the unique local products of our island. The volcanic eruption that took place in the island of Santorini almost 3500 years ago left the dramatic caldera that you see today. With more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables. White eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.
We will also enjoy cheeses and sausages from several other Cycladic islands, including Naxos, Siros, Ios and Tinos, brought especially for this occasion. At about 12.00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes will take place: 
- Fava with seafood and mastic sap
- Cold tomato soup with cheese ice cream
- Lamb with white eggplant
- 'Melitinia' (traditional cheese dessert) with tomato and caper spoon dessert

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor accompanied by bottle of delicious wine from Santorini.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking host
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Transfers
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Santorini: Sunset Private or Semi Private Catamaran Cruise - (6 Hrs)
The Sunset tour starts from Ammoudi port and finishes at the same port after the Sunset.
 
1st Stop: At the Hot Springs for mud bath at the mineral waters (approx. 30 minutes)
2nd Stop: At the White beach for swimming, snorkelling and for the barbeque on board (approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes)
3rd stop: At the Red Beach for swimming and snorkelling.
Last stop: Below Oia village to watch the sunset.
  • Tour Duration: 6hrs with lunch
  • Physical Activity Level: Moderate
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Including:
Private or Semi Private charter of the catamaran,  transfers, Pork chops or Chicken fillet or A vegetarian meal, Greek salad, Tzatziki, Italian pasta, Ntolmadakia, Eggplant salad &, Traditional greek sweetes (like baklavas), Unlimited wine, (selection nyctery), Ouzo , beers, Soft drinks & Water.
 
Not Including:  
Gratuities to the catamaran’s personnel, whatever not mentioned above.


 
Santorini: Volcano & Hotsprings by private traditional boat - (4 Hrs)
We first set sail with our private traditional sailing boat for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. We disembark and walk an ascending soil path to approach the crater of the still active Volcano.

An incredible sight, even if you are not viewing a volcano for your first time! 

We return to our boat and set sail for the second lava islet called Palea Kameni, where we find its Hot Springs and have a chance to swim in the green sulphur waters ( please don’t wear white swimsuits as they will turn to yellow permanent, and get given the change to heal any ailments in its therapeutic waters!
  • Tour Duration: 4hrs 
  • Physical Activity Level: Moderate
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Included:
Private transfers r/t, English Speaking Escort (NOT GUIDE), private traditional boat, Taxes
 
Not Included:
Tips to the driver, captain and escort, Extra hours or kilometers, meals or beverages, whatever not mentioned above


 
Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours
Meet your local guide and driver as you disembark your ship this morning for a half day exploring Santorini. Drive to Fira, where you will visit the Archaeological Museum which exhibits many items from excavations across the island such as vases from the 5th century BC and items from the Minoan age. After a short stroll in Fira, you may like to drive north to Oia, the most picturesque little town of the island, with white-washed houses, windmills and caves, perched on the very edge of the cliff.

A visit to Domain Sigalas or Boutari Wines will convince you that this small island, with some the oldest vineyards in the world, produces truly unique white wines. Or if you are an art lover you may like to visit the unique experience that is the Art Space, an art gallery set within caves of pumice rock. These carved chambers are those of a century old winery that is still in production now. The old winery production machines can be viewed alongside contemporary art from around the globe followed by a tasting of the wine produced there if you wish.

Highlights:
  • Drive to Fira to visit the Archaeological Museum before heading to Oia, the most picturesque little town on the island
  • Try some of the white wine produced on the island from some of the oldest vineyards in the world
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
•    Private transport by luxury car or minivan
•    An expert local guide for 4 hours
•    Entrance fees to all sights and museums
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
04/26/2021 04/26/2021
At Sea
04/27/2021 04/27/2021
Amalfi

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!

Sorrento- A Day in Paradise- The Amalfi Coast- 8 hours

Enjoy a very special day exploring one of the most beautiful corners of Europe, the Amalfi Coast, with your local expert driver who is so proud to call this area home.

This tour will take you on one of the most beautiful coastal drives that you will ever enjoy in Italy. From Sorrento port, you will begin to enjoy the "Amalfi Drive" following the coastline to Positano.

Positano is a town which definitely owes its good fortune as a tourist destination thanks to the stunning scenery. It is a dream like place that almost does not seem real when you are there, but once you have left Positano the "want" to return is very real.

The fashion and the shopping in Positano is well worth your visit. The collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which dates back to the 1200's is a must and the port area is worth the trip down to see. What you must do on this tour is simply take in the atmosphere, enjoy some people watching and soak up the magic of this place. Following your time in Positano, you continue along the coastline to Ravello (about 40 minutes driver).

Ravello is lesser known than Positano and not a seaside town, however, it’s just as beautiful and magical. The view over a vast portion of the Amalfi Coast that one can enjoy from Ravello is one of the most picturesque and sublime sights that human eyes can gaze upon.

Ravello itself lies on a spur which separates the Dragon Valley from the Mariori Valley. Nowadays it is one of the most renowned holiday resorts in Italy. The Arab Sicilian style of the buildings is due to the trading relationships which the city had established with Sicily and countries of the East. In Ravello you may wish to visit the gardens and Cloisters of the Villa Rufolo, the most famous monument of Ravello which dates back to the 13th century.

Highlights:

  • With your local expert driver enjoy one of the most beautiful coastal drives that you will ever enjoy in Italy.
  • Beginning from Sorrento port, you will enjoy the “Amalfi Drive” following the coastline to Positano.
  • Enjoy stops along the way to soak up the magic and the breathtaking views from this drive.
Tour Duration: 8 hours.
Tour can operate: Morning.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A local expert tour guide driver for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019
 

Amalfi Coast by Car - 8 Hours
Without doubt, this is one of the most stunning drives in Italy, if not Europe! This is a MUST for any visitor to southern Italy. The entire drive has spectacular views of the mountains plunging down to the azure  sea, with enchanting villages nestled between and the tour starts with one of the finest, Ravello. We will be visiting two villas, each with the most beautiful gardens. The Villa Rufolo once belonged to one of the major families of the area and boasts rich gardens overlooking the precipitous coastline and is home to a series of chamber concerts. The Villa Cimbrone once welcomed members of the Bloomsbury Set as well as Greta Garbo and it’s not hard to see why when wandering through these gorgeous gardens, set on two levels, dotted with statues and delightful little temples, before arriving at the belvedere, which must be one of the most stunning views on the entire coast. After lunch (not included), continue on this magical drive, passing through scented lemon groves, past ruins of ancient fortresses, seemingly perched on the rocks before coming down to Positano one of the finest villages on this coast, which seems to tumble down to the sea.

Duration: 8-hours

Pricing: Please Inquire
Amalfi Coast by Private Boat - 8 Hours
Enjoy a unique view of this magical coastline by taking to the sea. The boat will be at your disposal for the entire day and you will even be able to swim around the Li Galli isles if you feel like it. The cruise will take in beautiful Praia and the incredible fjord of Furore before reaching the Saraceno beach, and the emerald grotto, once a notorious route for Saracen pirates. You will also get to visit Amalfi, which gives its name to this incredible coast and get a totally different perspective, coming from the sea. On the return leg, the boat will take you towards Positano, passing by the beautiful bay around the little village of Nerano.

Pricing: Please Inquire

Duration: 8 Hours
04/28/2021 04/28/2021
Rome (Civitavecchia)

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!

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours
Your driver will meet you at Civitavecchia today to transfer into Rome where you will be met by your expert local guide.
 
Begin your tour with a visit to the imposing Colosseum. Commissioned by Emperor Vespasian, the stadium could accommodate up to 50,000 spectators who came to view the gladiatorial battles that lasted up to 100 days! Adjacent is the Arc of Constantine which, dating from AD 315, is a forerunner to many other Triumphal Arches around the world. Possibly even more impressive are the excavations of the vast Roman Forum where the remains of temples, streetscapes, palaces and homes can be found.
 
After lunch, travel across the Tiber River to the Vatican City. Visit the Vatican Museums, part of the Papal Residence which is estimated to contain 1400 rooms, chapels and galleries. The Museums contain an extraordinarily rich collection of precious arts, maps, sculptures and antiquities but surely the most breath-taking masterpiece is Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. At the centre of the Vatican lies the vast Basilica of St. Paul, the world’s largest church where the colourfully dressed Swiss Guard can be found. The present Cathedral is a beautiful mix of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, formed under the hands of masters such as Michelangelo. The stunning interior is an elaborate and detailed display of marble, mosaic, gilt and bronze.

Your tour includes express entry to the Vatican Museums, past the regular lines. The Vatican requires visitors to cover upper arms and legs to below the knee.

Highlights:
  • Tour some of Rome's most iconic sites including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Explore the impressive museum collections in the Vatican City and the breath-taking masterpiece that is Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel
  • Spend time in the Basilica of St. Paul, the largest church in the world
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to Colosseum, Imperial Forum and Vatican Museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours
A tour designed for those who have visited Rome before, but would like to discover more of this fascinating city. Your driver will meet you at the port and bring you into Rome where your expert guide will be waiting for you.
 
Take a journey back in time at the church of San Clemente as you descend down three levels and through two thousand years of history. The medieval church was built over the remains of a 4th-century basilica which, in its turn, covers older buildings from the time of the emperor Nero and a sanctuary dedicated to the oriental divinity Mithras.
In the afternoon discover how Rome evolved through the 18th-century and visit the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, a majestic royal residence of one of Rome’s most illustrious families. Believed to be the largest privately owned Palace in Rome, the Doria Pamphilj’s vast private art collection is still held here.
 
Your guide will also be delighted to make additional suggestions for your tour depending on your own personal interests. Alternatively, you may like to revisit some of your favourite places from your previous visit to Rome.

Highlights:
  • Visit the church of San Clemente and discover its fascinating history
  • Explore the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, a majestic royal residence of one of Rome’s most illustrious families, which houses a vast private art collection
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to San Clemente and Doria Pamphilij
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours
Travel with your driver to Rome this morning to meet a food expert for a gastronomic walking tour of the Trastevere District, so called because it lies across the River Tiber. Trastevere was once the bohemian quarter of Rome and still retains its arty edge today. Explore the bustling market and ancient maze of streets whilst discovering the essence of Italy’s best loved food with tastings of gelato, Sicilian pastries, Jewish delicacies, meats and wine.
 
The remainder of the day can be spent as you wish, your vehicle and driver will remain at your disposal in Rome before returning you to Civitavecchia.

Highlights:
  • Uncover Rome's bohemian quarter, along with tastings of Italy's best loved delicacies 
  • Car and driver at your disposal to discover Rome
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low 

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert local guide (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes
  • Food and wine tastings
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours
Your driver will meet you at the port and bring you into Rome where your expert guide will meet you. Begin your tour on Capitoline Hill and visit one of the oldest museum complexes in the world; the Capitoline Museums, originally founded by Pope Sixtus IV in 1471. Capitoline Hill has been a seat of religious or political power throughout the centuries, making it the most important of the “seven hills” of Rome. It was here that the most important temple in town, dedicated to Jupiter, the king of the gods, was built. See the ruins of the Temple of Jupiter and marvel at the magnificent bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius at Campidoglio Square.
 
Afterwards, explore the museums, extended over two buildings; the Palazzo dei Conservatori, where you can view splendid frescoes portraying the history of Rome and the Pinacoteca (Picture gallery), and Palazzo Nuovo, where you can admire the wonderful sculptures. Finally visit the ancient Tabularium whose monumental arches overlook the Forum.  

Continue up along the Via Veneto to the elegant Villa Borghese, accompanied by your local expert guide and private vehicle. Surrounded by a leafy parkland, the villa was originally designed as a palace of pleasure and entertainment to house Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s incredible collection of antiquities, paintings and custom pieces. Today the collections of sculpture and paintings are among the most important in Italy. Admire the stunning Caravaggio canvases, Titian's enigmatic ‘Sacred and Profane Love’ and the striking sculptures by Bernini and Canova during this fabulous visit. Return to Civitavecchia from here.

Highlights:
  • Travel out to Capitoline Hill and visit one of the oldest museum complexes in the world
  • Visit Villa Borghese, home to a collection of sculptures and paintings that are among the most important in Italy
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Capitoline Museums and Villa Borghese
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Florence/Pisa (Livorno)

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!

Livorno - Lucca - One of the Most Beautiful Medieval Walled Towns in Tuscany - 5 hours

Your Local Expert Guide will give you a wonderful introduction to the town she calls home prior to some leisure time before returning to the ship.

Meeting your Car/Driver on the port in Livorno you will head from Livorno inland towards the Appenines and Northern hillsides of Tuscany to one of Tuscany's most beautiful towns, Lucca.

On arrival in Lucca you will meet your guide at the entrance to this medieval walled city and enjoy a guided walking tour of the Classical Highlights of Lucca. This tour will include the famous Via San Paolino, the statue of Giacomo Puccini (whilst we discuss this statue you will also learn about the life and works of Giacomo Puccini and his links to Lucca), you will visit the Piazza San Michele, the Cathedral of S. Martino whose exterior itself is a perfect introduction to its history and the picturesque setting of Piazza Napoleone.

Once you are in Piazza Napoleone we recommend you also see Palazzo Ducale as they should be seen together since the former became the backdrop for the place when it was totally modelled for Elisa Baciocchi in 1806. Passing also the famous Torre Giunigi and the Amphitheatre which was built outside the walls during the II century A.D the history and stories throughout the years here is amazing, the famous walls of the historical center of Lucca, (the walls along with the view of the Guinigi Tower is the most astounding site the city has to offer) and the Church of S. Frediano whose apse stands majestically and is seen from the walls.

The Church of S. Frediano which you will visit inside and out is the work of more than one century and it is considered to be one of the most interesting products of Romanesque architecture in Lucca.

Following the tour with the guide (guided tour is 3 hours) we will return with our driver to Livorno.

Highlights:

  • Discovering Appenines and the Northern hillsides of Tuscany
  • Discovering the classical highlights of Lucca
  • Piazza Napoleone and Palazzo Ducale
  • The Church of S. Frediano
Total Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Including English Speaking Sedan Car/Driver for the Duration (5 hours)
  • Local Expert Guide in Lucca for 3 hours
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno -Pisa and Lucca - Two Very Different Yet Important and Beautiful Tuscan Towns - 8 hours

Today your local expert Driver/Guide will introduce you to two of Tuscany's most famous towns - Lucca, the beautiful medieval walled town located in the northern corner of Tuscany and Pisa, world famous for its amazing leaning tower.

Meet your Driver/Guide at the Portside in Livorno where you will head over to Pisa - home of the famous leaning tower.

Enjoy a wonderful introduction not only to the Port of Pisa, but its’ people, culture and way of life by your local Driver/Guide. Where you will enjoy time at leisure to take in the highlights of Pisa, that are located in the Campo dei Miracoli. Explore the Duomo, Bapistry and Leaning Tower before rejoining your Driver/Guide and continuing your journey to Lucca.

Enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of Lucca's Restaurants before meeting your local expert guide for a walking tour of the highlights of Lucca. This tour will include the famous Via San Paolino, the statue of Giacomo Puccini (whilst we discuss this statue you will also learn about the life and works of Giacomo Puccini and his links to Lucca), you will visit the Piazza San Michele, the Cathedral of S. Martino whose exterior itself is a perfect introduction to its history and the picturesque setting of Piazza Napoleone.
Once we are in Piazza Napoleone we should also see Palazzo Ducale as they should be seen together since the former became the backdrop for the  place when it was totally modelled for Elisa Baciocchi in 1806. Passing also the famous Torre Giunigi and the Amfitheatre which was built outside the walls during the II century A.D the history and stories throughout the years here is amazing, the famous walls of the historical centre of Lucca, (the walls alongwith the view of the Guinigi Tower is the most astounding site the city has to offer) and the Church of S. Frediano whose apse stands majestically and is seen from the walls. The Church of S. Frediano which we will visit inside and out is the work of more than one century and it is considered to be one of the most interesting products of Romanesque architecture in Lucca.

Tour with guide duration: 3 hours - Total tour duration: 8 hours
 
Highlights:

  • Discover Pisa - home of the famous leaning tower.
  • Let your guide reveal the highlights of Lucca
  • Piazza Napoleone and Palazzo Ducale
  • The Church of S. Frediano
Total Tour Duration: 8 Hours (3 hours with guide)
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Including Sedan Car/Driver for the Duration (8 hours)
  • Local Expert Guide in Lucca for 3 hours
  • Unless it is a last minute request, pre-arranged entrances to the Leaning Tower of Pisa are included
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno- Florence - A Day of Culture, Art, History and Shopping - 9 hours

A leisurely drive from the Port of Livorno will take you through the Northern Tuscan Hills to the beautiful city of Florence where your local expert guide awaits to give you a taste of just what this amazing city has to offer.

On arrival in Florence you will meet your local expert guide and enjoy a Highlights of Classical Florence Walking Tour. The guide's flexibility allows for adaptation to your areas of interest.

While those who have visited Florence before may have special requests, we suggest the following for a first visit to this city:

Piazza della Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, with its open-air display of masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque sculpture. The backdrop is the medieval Palazzo Vecchio, the city's seat of government for over 700 years. Together with your guide, explore the fascinating history of Florence, as the heroes from the Old Testament or Greek mythology, depicted here in marble and bronze, served as political messages for the ruler of the moment.

Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral square, where from the outside we can admire the graceful Gothic bell-tower and the Romanesque baptistery with its beautiful gilded bronze doors. The most famous of the doors are the "Gates of Paradise" by Lorenzo Ghiberti, with their stories from the Old Testament, a masterpiece of the early Renaissance. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is crowned with its imposing dome, an amazing challenge of engineering to be solved only by the genius of Brunelleschi. We discuss how the difficulties were to be overcome in the most imaginative of ways.

The Ponte Vecchio, or "old bridge" and its tantalizing jewelry shops. Beautiful hand-made gold jewelry is a "centuries-long" tradition in this city, dating back to the pre-Roman era of the Etruscans. This medieval bridge is the oldest spanning the Arno River, offering lovely views of the city and the hills beyond.

We also strongly recommend a visit to the Franciscan church of Santa Croce and its neighborhood. This is the perfect setting for further discussion of the artistic and political history of this great city. The church serves as a pantheon to Italian genius with monuments to such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. There are  also fine examples of the work of artists such as Giotto, Donatello and Brunelleschi. The Franciscans' Leather School still operates in the rooms of the old convent behind the church: here classes are conducted and fine leather articles are produced and sold. It is possible to observe the master craftsmen and their students at work.

You will also discover lesser-known corners of the city, quiet back streets of the neighborhood, craftsmen's workshops and curiosities of life in Florence, both present-day and medieval. Here is located one of the city's most fascinating of workshops where it is possible to watch the masters creating beautiful pieces in semi-precious inlaid stone with the same tools and techniques of the past. The city is so steeped in history, the quality of its artists and craftsmen is so superlative, there are so many delights to discover, you will be left, wanting always more!

Following tour with the local expert guide (4 hours), enjoy time at leisure to explore Florence on your own before meeting your driver and returning to Livorno Port.

Important Note: The Accademia Gallery is closed on Monday and therefore it is not possible to visitthis on Mondays.


Highlights:

  • Highlights of Classical Florence Walking Tour,  Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo, The Ponte Vecchio, Franciscan church of Santa Croce, The Franciscans' Leather School
Total Tour Duration: 9 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions: 
  • Including Sedan Car/Driver for the Day
  • Guide for 4 hours in Florence
  • Entrances for 2 persons to Opera del Duomo
  • Entrances for 2 persons to the Accademia Gallery
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Florence and Pisa - The Highlights of Northern Tuscany - 9 hours

During the day your Driver/Guide will give you a wonderful introduction to this beautiful corner of Italy.

Meeting your Driver/Guide on the Portside of Livorno head through the Northern Tuscan hills to the beautiful city of Florence.

Following a brilliant introduction to Florence by your Driver/Guide, enjoy and explore the city on your own taking in the sights and sounds of the historical center, the Ponte Vecchio, the Artisans area, the main sights such as the Duomo and enjoy of course the fabulous shopping.

From Florence your driver/guide will take you back towards the coast to the famous portside town of Pisa. Here, once again, your driver guide will give you a brilliant introduction to the famous Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) before you head off to take in the highlights here such as the Duomo, Bapistry and Leaning Tower of Pisa on your own at leisure.

Return to Livorno following your time in Pisa.

Highlights:

  • Driving through the Northern Tuscan hills
  • Discovering the historical City of Florence
  • A brilliant introduction to the Pisa’s famous sites
Tour Duration: 9 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Sedan Car with English Speaking Driver/Guide for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities

Livorno - Siena and San Gimignano - Two Simply Beautiful Typical Tuscan Towns - 10 hours

Looking for a taste of Tuscany - this is what you will enjoy today with your Local Expert Driver/Guide as he introduces you to the Region he calls home, not to mention two of Tuscany's most typical and beautiful towns.

Leaving Livorno portside head through the heart of the Tuscan Hills passing through the famous Chianti Region and enjoying the towns such as Radda in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Giaole in Chianti as we head South to the famous Palio town of Siena.

Following a wonderful introduction to Tuscany, its people, its’ culture and fabulous wines let your local expert driver/guide give you time to explore Siena at leisure. Discover its many nooks and crannies, antique alleyways, boutiques, medieval palaces and perhaps a light lunch in one of the café bars, before rejoining your Driver/Guide.

Then you will head North West to the town of towers, that of San Gimignano. Once again your Driver/Guide will give you a brilliant and thorough introduction to this Tuscan Town before you head off to explore.

Don’t forget your cameras! Not only will you pass the two beautiful scenic towns but the miles of unspoiled hilly countryside are truly unforgettable!

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Highlights:

  • Pass through the famous Chianti Region and enjoy the towns such as Radda in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Giaole in Chianti
  • Explore Siena at Leisure
  • Explore the Tuscan Town of San Gimignano
Total Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Sedan Car with Driver/Guide for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities

Livorno-The Hill Towns of Tuscany - 10 hours

Enjoy a Very Special Day with your local expert Driver/Guide taking in some of the most interesting towns and villages in one of Italy's most beautiful Regions.

Leaving Livorno Port with your Driver/Guide, you will head through the heart of the Tuscan Countryside to the most famous valley in the region, that known as the Chianti Route. You will enjoy the morning passing through and stopping to visit the most beautiful and interesting of the many towns that line this route. Places such as Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti…The opportunities to stop at one of the wineries in the area are several and your expert Driver/Guide will not only give you a wonderful introduction to the area but also tell you all about the people, their way of life, culture, produce, wines, the effect of tourism - he will also be very happy to discuss the wineries with you and make recommendations for one or more that you may wish to visit.

During the morning we suggest also asking your Driver/Guide for advice on a great lunch stop - here in the Chianti region there are so many great off the beaten track restaurants where the wines are wonderful, the food homemade - traditional Tuscan cooking and the views are out of this world.

This is a great relaxing day to really enjoy, experience and learn all about Tuscany.


Highlights:

  • Drive through the heart of the Tuscan Countryside
  • Visit the most beautiful and interesting of the towns like Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti.
  • Opportunity to stop at an authentic winery and Tuscan restaurant

Total Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions: 

  • Sedan Car with English Speaking Driver/Guide for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno -The Cinque Terre - 10 hours

Enjoy a Very Special Introduction today to Northern Tuscany and the beautiful towns and villages which make up the ever famous Cinque Terre. This full day tour will take you to one of Italy's most beautiful seaside areas - the area known as the Cinque Terre (Five Lands).

During your journey from the Northern Port to Cinque Terre your expert Driver/Guide will give you a wonderful introduction to the entire area, the towns themselves, their people, their produce (they make a wonderful white wine here don't forget the Trofie Pasta with Pesto), the walks between the towns and the towns themselves. We highly recommend that you enjoy the seaside walk from Rio Maggiore to Manarola called the 'Via dell'Amore'.

From Manarola you can either meet the driver/guide and drive from one town to the next, walk (make sure you have good sturdy walking shoes) or take the frequent trains that run up and down the coastline between the towns.

The other towns that you will enjoy are Corniglia, Vernazza and the most northern town Monterosso al Mare…Each and every town that lines this route is small, quaint, extremely attractive and interesting to explore. All of the towns of the Cinque Terre have at least a couple of trattoria/restaurants so you can really enjoy a choice of places for lunch - remembering of course, that your expert Driver/Guide has some wonderful ideas.


Highlights:

  • Pass through the famous Chianti Region and enjoy the entire area and the many towns themselves.
Total Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Medium

Inclusions:
  • Sedan Car with Driver/Guide for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities

Livorno: Cycling Lucca's Medieval Walls - 5 hours
Your English-speaking driver will meet your at Livorno pier today for the journey through Tuscany to Lucca where your expert local guide will be waiting for you. Lucca is a graceful and beautifully preserved town whose lovely streets are lined with old houses. Your guided walking tour through the city follows much of the original Roman pattern and includes the Duomo di San Martino and the Church of San Frediano.
 
The heart of Lucca is encircled by vast walls. Enjoy cycling along the top of these walls and take in the spectacular views of the city. Return to Livorno from here.

Highlights:
  • Walking tour through the streets of Lucca, a beautifully preserved Tuscan town
  • Cycle along the city walls, admiring the incredible views 
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Lucca (3 hours)
  • Bicycle rental
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Pisa & Florence - 9 hours

Meet your private English-speaking driver at the pier side of Livorno port.

Enjoy a pleasant drive (30 minute) on board of our new luxury Mercedes van to your first stop in the university town of Pisa.
Here you will have time to visit the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and the Cathedral.

You may also decide to upgrade your tour by adding a guide for a 2-hour tour, which allows you to climb the famous Tower without waiting and queuing.

Please note that children must be 8 years old to access the Tower.

As you approach Florence after a relaxing drive (1 hour) through the Tuscan countryside and up the Viale dei Colli stop at the stunning terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy the most impressive views of the city before continuing down into its heart.

After a lunch at leisure you will be met by your private English-speaking guide to begin a wonderful walking tour through Piazza Santa Croce, the impressive Piazza del Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell tower), Piazza della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio), Piazza della Repubblica and the elegant Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge).
You may also decide to upgrade your tour by adding a no-line reservation to visit either the Accademia or the Uffizi.

Please note that on Mondays, the Accademia and the Uffizi are closed.

We will ensure your timely return transfer to the Livorno Port.

Highlights:

  • Pisa - Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower, Baptistery and the Cathedral (Optional and upon a fee: 2 hour guide at disposal and no-line reservation to climb the Leaning Tower)

  • Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica and Ponte Vecchio (Optional and upon a fee: no-line reservation to visit Accademia or the Uffizi)

Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury Mercedes minivan at disposal for the entire day
  • English-speaking driver at disposal for the entire day
  • 4 hour English-speaking guide in Florence
  • No-line reservation for the Leaning Tower of Pisa (optional)
  • No-line reservation for Accademia or Uffizi (optional)


Exclusions:

  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno: Chianti Countryside & Wine Tasting - 8 hours

Meet your guide and driver at the pier side of Livorno for a full day of discovery in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  Hill-towns gaze across the countryside from on high, many encircled by Etruscan walls and slender cypress trees. As you travel along the winding roads, soak up the rich panorama comprising beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. Admire the charming hamlets and farmhouses as well as fortified villas and castles that symbolise colourful history of the region during the Middle Ages. Travel through San Casciano, Badia a Passignano, Montefioralle, Greve and Castellina on your way to the Casanova Winery.  Here you will be met by your guide for a tour of the vineyards and, of course, tastings of their fine red wines.
After lunch at your leisure, continue to the picturesque medieval town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its surviving towers where you may wish to see the Collegiata containing 15th-century frescoes, the Palazzo del Popolo containing Renaissance paintings or simply wander the narrow cobbled streets. 

Highlights:

Casanova Winery
San Gimignano

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury car or minivan at disposal during the tour
  • An English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the Casanova winery
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno: Best of Florence & Pisa - 8 hours
Your English-speaking driver will meet your at Livorno pier today for the journey through Tuscany to Florence where your expert local guide will be waiting for you. As you stroll through the narrow streets, take in the lovely piazzas, churches and palaces before visiting Florence’s most famous landmark; the splendid Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore).

At the Galleria dell' Accademia, the world’s most celebrated statue awaits you. Marvel at Michelangelo's exquisite David; a colossal 17-foot nude inspired by the biblical hero renowned for heroically killing the giant Goliath. Wander along the enchanting medieval streets until you emerge out onto the open Piazza della Signoria; the centre of political life in Florence since the 14th-century.

After lunch at leisure, return to Livorno stopping briefly in Pisa to admire the famous Leaning Tower.

Highlights:
  • Florence's Duomo
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Florence (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Galleria dell'Accademia
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Pisa & Lucca - 8 hours

Meet your private English-speaking driver at the pier side of Livorno port.

Virtually every guide book to Italy will show you a picture of the leaning tower of Pisa, but the great surprise when you get there is that it is merely the belfry for the most magnificent cathedral complex, with a stunning baptistery and walled cemetery. Though the sea has now receded, in medieval times, Pisa was a great maritime republic, rivalling Genoa and Venice and this superb ensemble, known as the ‘field of miracles’ was a religious hub worthy of its status. The cathedral has a beautiful pulpit, sculpted by Giovanni Pisano and a mosaic, Christ in Majesty, completed by Cimabue in 1302. After years of work to stop the tower from falling down, you can once again ascend to the top and will be very aware of the ‘lean’, as you wind your way up.

Please note that children must be 8 years old to access the Tower.

After lunch (not included), make your way to Lucca, the most perfect completely walled city and birthplace of the composer, Puccini. It is known as the town of 99 churches and you will visit the S.Martino Cathedral and the beautiful San Michele. The Piazza Anfiteatro follows the exact lines of the Roman amphitheatre, indeed, you can still see some of the arches and columns. The surrounding countryside is full of olive groves and Lucca is known for producing some very fine olive oils.

We will ensure your timely return transfer to the Livorno Port.

Highlights:

  • Pisa - Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower, Baptistery and the Cathedral (Optional and upon a fee: 2 hour guide at disposal and no-line reservation to climb the Leaning Tower)

  • Lucca - the walls, Duomo, Roman Amphitheater, Guinigi Tower (Optional and upon a fee: 2-hour guide at disposal)

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury Mercedes minivan at disposal for the entire day
  • English-speaking driver at disposal for the entire day
  • No-line reservation for the Leaning Tower of Pisa (optional)

Exclusions:

  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Gastronomic and historical tour in Pisa countryside - 8 hours
Meet your private English-speaking driver at the pier side of Livorno port.

You will discover some of the most authentic gastronomic productions in a tiny Tuscan medieval village… definitely an off the beaten track and non-touristic experience!
With your driver you will reach the charming hilltop village of Lari where you will have the chance to visit the medieval castle from where you’ll admire a breathtaking view of the luxury countryside. We will arrange for you a special appointment to an historical pasta producer to see how artisanal pasta is made still using last century machines. After that you’ll visit a butcher shop that works following the original Tuscan tradition with tastings of its delicious cold cuts. You cannot miss also a tasting of Lari’s cherry liquor, a real delicacy!
The day will end with the visit of a “frantoio”, the place where olive oil is made, where you’ll learn how this precious product is created with explanations to understand the difference between extra virgin olive oil and industrial production.
Light lunch with olive oil tasting will be included.
All the places you will visit are family held, rustic and very informal: you will have the chance to plunge into the most real and authentic Tuscany!

Back to livorno port in itme to catch the ship.

 

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury Mercedes minivan at disposal for the entire day
  • English-speaking driver at disposal for the entire day
  • Visits and tastings
  • Light lunch

Exclusions:

  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Monte Carlo

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!

Monaco & Eze - Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Monaco & Eze Shore Excursion

9:00 am: Be met at the pier of your boat.

Enjoy a walking tour of Monaco to view the Prince’s palace, the cathedral, Princess Grace's tomb, and to learn more about the history of this mythical city. Afterwards, visit the heart of Monte-Carlo with its Casino and the Hôtel de Paris. This tiny capital (nicknamed “the Rock”) is built into the mountainside and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera. There are sumptuous boutiques with the latest fashions, palatial luxury hotels, and very chic restaurants. You can visit the Prince's Palace, which was built on the site of a 13th-century Genovese fortress. Admire the splendor of the 16th-century Italian Gallery, the Louis XV lounge, and the 17th-century Palatine Chapel. Time permitting you could also visit the Oceanographic Museum that was inaugurated by Prince Albert I in 1910. Inside you will discover an amazing collection of marine life.

Drive on to the perched, medieval village of Eze that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The fortified castle’s ruins, sitting on a narrow, rocky peak, still crown this ancient village. The beach in the "baie d'Eze" is easily accessible and is shaded by pine-trees that grow down almost to the water's edge. To reach the entrance, take the small, rocky path and admire the splendid view of the gardens that surround the Château de la Chèvre d'Or. You will be seduced by the marvels of Eze: Small, narrow roads, archways and superbly restored stone houses, shady squares and refreshing ancient fountains. The numerous artisans’ boutiques are hard to resist. The two lookout towers at the entrance, the doorway and the gunboat are all listed as historic monuments.

5:00 pm: Return to your hotel.
Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Tour can operate: Any Day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Tips
Lunch or dinner


 

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Monaco & Nice Shore Excursion. This excursion is perfect for those who wish to discover the chic French Riviera: in Monte-Carlo, you will get a glimpse of the glamorous Riviera and get closer to the myth of the Actress-Princess: Grace Kelly! Pursue this excursion with the beautiful city of Nice on the Riviera. You will be impressed by the colors of its market and during this afternoon you could visit Matisse Museum showing an important collection of the painter.
 

9:00 am: Be met at the foot of your cruise ship.

Enjoy a walking tour of Monaco to view the Prince’s palace, the cathedral, Princess Grace's tomb, and to learn more about the history of this mythical city. Afterwards, visit the heart of Monte-Carlo with its Casino and the Hôtel de Paris. Monaco is situated on the Cote d'Azur, between Cap d'Ail and Menton, only a few kilometers from the Italian Riviera. This tiny capital (nicknamed “the Rock”) is built into the mountainside and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera. Admire the splendor of the 16th-century Italian Gallery, the Louis XV lounge, and the 17th-century Palatine Chapel. Do not miss the Oceanographic Museum that was inaugurated by Prince Albert I in 1910. Inside you will discover an amazing collection of marine life. Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant.

During the afternoon, go to Nice. The green pines happily rub shoulders with the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and that of the sky. It is easy to see why the Côte d’Azur fascinates so many people. Many of the artists, painters, writers, sculptors and musicians who contributed to the city’s fame, have museums here, dedicated to their works. You will view the luxurious Belle Époque-style residences, including the fabulous Négresco palace, built on the sea front. The Négresco, whose dome can be admired from the Promenade des Anglais, is the finest example of Belle Époque architecture. Visit the Russian Church (not available on Sunday mornings). Enjoy a walking tour of the old town. The streets, with names that evoke ancient guilds, such as “goldsmith” or “bankers,” are full of boutiques and shoppers.

5:00 pm: Return to your ship or to your hotel.
Tour Duration: 8 hours.


Tour can operate: Any Day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes
Entrance fees to the Prince's Palace: €10

Not Included:
Tips
Lunch or dinner

 
Monaco: Glamorous Cote d’Azure – 8 hours
The Cote d’Azur boasts an exciting blend of glamorous beaches, cosmopolitan harbours and stunning hilltop villages. Begin with a warm welcome by your guide who takes you to three of the area’s highlights; Monaco, Eze and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. In glamorous Monte-Carlo, visit Monaco’s Ville or ‘old town’, which has excellent views of the harbour and the luxurious yachts moored below.
 

See the sumptuous Prince’s Palace built in 1215 on the site of a Genoese fortress, where you tour through with your guide. After lunch at leisure (payable locally) continue on to Eze, a village perched dramatically on the cliff top and affording splendid views along the coast, before stopping in Beaulieu-sur-Mer to visit the Villa Kerylos, a Belle Epoque mansion built in the style of classical Greece. After your private shore excursion you are transferred back to your cruise ship.


Highlights:
  • Begin in Monaco at the Royal Family's extravagant residence, the Palais Princier
  • Visit Eze and Villa Kerylos

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light


Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
     
  • Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Provence (Marseille)

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!

Marseille Shore Excursion - Marseille - 8 hours
Marseille is, first of all, ancient. Started by the Phoenician around 600-BC (ignoring of course the Ligurians who already lived here), taken over by the Greeks in 540 BC, and conquered by the Romans two thousand years ago, 


HIGHLIGHTS 
  • OLD HARBOR - Vieux Panier
  • MUCEM Museum
  •  Sightseeing tour along the Corniche Road up to the Notre Dame de La Garde Cathedral.
 
End of the tour at your ship
 
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

 
Package Include 
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
-  English speaking licensed guide 
- All entrance fees
- All tax and Vat 
 
Do not include 
- Lunch 
- Gratuities 
- Travel Insurance and personal expenses 

Departure dates : all day , all year  
May 1st - due to French law, cost double

 
Marseille Shore Excrusion - Alpilles - 8 hours

Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a visit of the Alpilles 
 
Depart for the Alpilles, this chain of limestone hills runs east-west, and is where bauxite was first discovered (named after the village of Baux-de-Provence). The Alpilles are an extension of the Luberon Mountains, which stretch out to the east

HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • Saint Remy

Situated in the heart of the Alpilles, Saint Rémy is one of the "must-sees" in Provence. Surrounded by lush green perfumed valleys, its ancient streets are lined with beautifully restored old houses...
 

  • Baux de provence

Your journey will then continue with a visit of Les Baux de Provence. This village is situated in the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky plateau 245m high. Brilliant views of Arles, the Camargue and the Alpilles can be seen from the look-out points! 


 Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Moderate


Package includes
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
- English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal

- Entrance fee to Baux de Provence Castel 
- All tax and Vat
 
Does not include
- Lunch
- Gratuities
- Travel insurance and personal expenses
 
Departure dates

 - All day, all year - except during French Bank holidays - rate on request  for those dates

Marseille Shore Excursion - Chateauneuf du Pape - 8 hours
Meet your private English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and. Depart for a full day visit and wine tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape wine area,
 
Lunch at leisure, your guide will suggest you the best place to have lunch depending on your taste and requirements.
 
During your journey you’ll stop for a visit and wine tasting at two wine estates.

End of the tour at your ship 

 
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Light


Package includes
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
- English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal

- 2 private wine tasting 
- All tax and Vat
 
Does not include
- Lunch
- Gratuities
- Travel insurance and personal expenses
 
Departure dates
- all day, all year - except during French Bank holidays - rate on request for those dates
 
Marseille - Shore Excursion - Green Provence Tour - 8 hours -
Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a  visit of the Green Provence
 
HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Enjoy a visit and wine tasting at Le Clos du Pavillon estate.
    At this 7ha estate, 4ha of which are used to produce the grapes, a great respect for nature rules the estate. A place is like no other, where the tradition has remained since the 16th century. Production is not mechanized and everything is done manually from the budding to the harvest. This respect and love for wine make fruit flavored wines with its own
  • Enjoy lunch at Abbaye de la Celle. (To be paid on site)
    A charming restaurant in the heart of in the wine country, located in the shadow of a 12th century royal Abbey, which hosted the good and the great of this world...
  • After lunch, enjoy a wine tasting at Chateau Margui.
    A new gem in the Coteaux Varois en Provence AOC, that has produced wine for centuries, Margüi fell into oblivion in 1970. Coming back to life in year 2000, it quickly expressed its impetuous personality: 2003, Château Margüi's first vintage, turned out to be very successful. 
  • End of the tour at your ship
 
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Light


Package includes
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at Port
- English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal

- 2 private wine tasting 
- All tax and Vat
 
Does not include
- Lunch
- Gratuities
- Travel Insurance and personal expenses
 
Departure dates
 - All day, all year - except during French Bank holidays - rate on request for those dates
 
Marseille - Shore excursion Aix en Provence - 8 hours
Meet your private English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and depart for Aix en Provence.
 
Aix is surrounded by countryside full of authentic Provencal houses and traditional French style gardens. The name Aix comes from the source discovered when the city was founded in 123b.c. by the Romans. Aix was the capitol of Provence in the 15th century, wealthy merchants and local dignitaries helped turn this city into the Florence of Provence as we know it today. One can find all the beauty of the noble Provence of the17th and 18th centuries that include handsome houses and private mansions of the upper class, city squares’ bursting with flowers, ancient fountains and shaded narrow streets.
 
Discerning shoppers might instead choose the elegant boutiques in the quartier Mazarin, richest and most exclusive quarter of what is a considerably wealthy town.
 
Lunch is at your leisure; your guide will suggest the best place to have lunch depending on your taste and requirements.
 
End of the tour at your ship 

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Light

Package Include
-  Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
-  English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal

- Entrance fee to Cézanne workshop
- All tax and Vat
 
Does not include
- Lunch
- Gratuities
- Travel insurance and personal expenses
 
Departure dates
All day, all year - except  during French Bank holidays - rate on request  for those dates

 
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Barcelona

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!

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

Visit the old city (Ciutat Vella) with the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, the Betlem church, Palau de la Virreina, Casa Bruno Cuadros, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Boqueria Market, Santa Ana Church and entrance to the Güell Palace (closed on Mondays). Afterwards drive to the Montjuic Mountain with lovely views over the city and Ports. 

4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



The Rambla is possibly the most well known avenue and represents a typical postcard of the city. A place for public and sport celebrations, the Rambla is a boulevard that starts in Plaça Catalunya (Barcelona’s commercial area) and ends in the Port, offering a multicoloured picture of people enjoying a walk, live statues, artists, musicians, painters and atmosphere. One of the symbols of the Rambla is the Fountain of Canaletes. Tradition says that visitors who drink from this source will return to Barcelona.

One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the different stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way and the Boquería Market.
It is worth to stop for a moment and visit the Church of Betlem and the Palau de la Virreina, with permanent exhibitions of interest. A visit to the Market of la Boqueria is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients.
Walking down the avenue, in direction to the sea, we find the Plà de la Boqueria. Its pavement is decorated with a mosaic of Joan Miró. Very near is the Gran Teatre del Liceu (the Opera House), recently reconstructed after a devastating fire in 1994. Crossing the Rambla we find the Plaça Reial, an interesting porticoed square, ideal to relax and enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants.
In Nou de la Rambla Street is located the Palau Güell, a beautiful palace of recommended visit where you will be able to appreciate all the creative capacity of Antoni Gaudí. Afterwards the great gothic Shipyards. The Rambla ends in the port, dominated by the Columbus Monument, built in 1888.
One of Barcelona’s finest landmark buildings is the Reials Drassanes, the medieval shipyards which are a unique example of civic Gothic architecture with a full-scale replica of the royal galley used by Juan of Austria at the Battle of Lepanto, 
Some of the modern facilities are the inheritance from the 1992 Olympics. Their mark can also be seen on the hill at Montjuïc, beside the monumental work from the 1929 World Exhibition. The Plaça d'Espanya, the Magic Fountain, the Palau Nacional and the Olympic Ring are a few of its most important works. The Olympic Stadium, the Calatrava Tower and the Sant Jordi Sports Centre.

 

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

A walking tour through the Ribera quarter of the city with the Santa Caterina Market, Palau de la Musica, Santa Maria del Mar church, the Born Cultural Center, the Montcada street with medieval mansions and visit the Picasso museum.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the city center; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified



 
La Ribera quarter was in Roman times a place for country homes. In the 6th century, the area was dominated by a Christian necropolis. The first monastery was raised here in the 11th century. In the 13th century it was a busy tradesmen’s district and Passeig del Born was Barcelona’ s main square from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Jousting tournaments, executions and other public entertainments took place in the Middle Ages.
The Santa María del Mar church is one of the best examples of 14th century Catalonian Gothic architecture. It is the work of the architect Berenguer de Montagut and was the templeof the shipowners and merchants in Gothic Barcelona. Seen from the outside, its appearance is solid and robust, dominated by straight lines. The inside consists of three naves, an ambulatory and is without a transept. The amazing height of the central nave with its majestic octagonal columns stands out.
The Palau de la Música Catalana was built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and it is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia.
 
The Santa Caterina market building was constructed on the former site of the Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name. The refurbishment of Barcelona’s first covered food market by the architectural practice of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue was completed in 2005. The food market revealed a gleaming, undulating and brightly coloured roof designed to be seen from the air. The roof is attached to the building by a wooden structure, and a vast mosaic of coloured ceramic pieces, representing fruit and vegetables, boldly breaks with the traditional look of a market.
 
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a clear example of the ties Pablo Picasso had with the city of Barcelona. Here, he not only received sound academic training but also the artistic effervescence that lit the fire and opened the doors towards modernism.
Inaugurated in 1963, the Picasso Museum not only owns the most important and exhaustive collection of the works of art from Pablo Picasso's youth and period of training but also holds temporary exhibitions of other artists related to this artistic figurehead.

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

A walking tour through the gothic and Jewish quarters of the city with the San Felipe Neri and Santa Maria del Pi churches, Plaça del Rei, Palau Reial Major, Plaça Reial, Sant Jaume square, roman ruins, City Hall, Governor Palace and a visit to the gothic cathedral and the old synagogue.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the City Center; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified



Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic and Jewish Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The oldest synagogue in Europe dating back to 1306 is in Barcelona. The site of the older Call of Barcelona –the Call Major– is located between l’Arc de Santamon, Call, Bisbe and Sant Sever Streets. In the mid-13th century, the geographic space designated to the Jewish community was amplified. On the outskirts of what is today the Church of Sant Jaume, the Call Menor (Minor) sprouted and thrived.

 

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

Panoramic tour by night driving through the streets of Barcelona, you may admire the illuminated fountains, monuments and plazas. A dinner will be enjoyed at a "Tablao Flamenco". Afterwards watch a typical Flamenco Show where a performance of flamenco folklore will thrill you.
OR just to watch the Show with one drink included.

 
3 hours tour
Evening tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided or just with the driver; one drink or dinner.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art, and to be more exact an genuine Southern Spanish art. It exists in three forms: Cante, the song, Baile, the dance, and Guitarra, guitar playing.

Gypsies are very often named as its fathers, and at least it can be taken for certain that they played an important part in its creation. But also the popular songs and dances of Andalucia have influenced early Flamenco considerably.

Certainly there were other influences, too, as it will not surprise in a country that has been dominated by most diverse cultures and civilizations during its different historical epochs. There were the legendary Tartessos, and seven centuries of Muslim occupation hardly could have passed without leaving traces. All that, directly or indirectly, influenced Flamenco.

 

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Visit La Pedrera inside, a building of great fantasy and impressive façade, the gothic and Jewish quarters, the cathedral and the old Synagogue inside, the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family) and the Park Güell. 
 
8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, situated on the site of a Paleochristian basilica. Construction began during the Romanesque period but was finally completed during the Gothic period, which is the dominant style. The interior naves are at nearly the same height, which causes the impression of being in a single site. The dome base is covered on the inside with handcrafted woodwork. The door from the cloister to the cathedral and the chapel of Santa Lucía are of great interest.
 
The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family) are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city. The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. Work to complete this great church still continues today.
One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the bird and flower stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way.
Barcelona overlooks the sea, and it has a waterfront that encompasses many different artistic styles. Les Drassanes, formerly a dockyard and now home to the Maritime Museum, and the Llotja del Mar are part of the medieval port facilities. Arcaded houses lead to the Olympic Village, the beaches and the Port Olímpic.
Park Güell seems as if it were taken from the pages of a fairytale: strange, eccentric, even dream-like, but undeniably beautiful. A stroll through the park will awaken even the sleepiest imaginations. The peculiar shapes and daring color combinations mixed in with the park’s vegetation create a unique world to which visitors feel irresistibly drawn.

 

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

Drive through countryside villages to the Benedictine abbey of Montserrat Monastery which contains the most revered image in Catalonia, the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of the catalan people. You will be able to attend to a recital by the Escolania, one of the oldest choirs in Europe and visit the museum.

5 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The moreneta of Montserrat. The adoration of this Virgin extended all over South America when the monk Bernat Boil accompanied Christopher Columbus to the New World.

 

It is said that an image of the Virgen de Montserrat appeared in a cave in the mountain. Situated 45 kilometres Northwest of Barcelona, the monastery was founded by Abbot Oliba in 1025, although there is evidence that in the year 888, there was a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. In the 12th century the Romanesque church was built and in 1223, the first European School for child singers. Leon XIII declared the Virgin of Montserrat patron saint of Catalunya. In the year 1500, San Ignacio de Loyola arrived as a pilgrim. The library has over 300,000 books. We have a choir school. There is a museum with paintings by artists such as El Greco, Picasso and Dalí. There are even treasures from ancient Egypt, amongst which one of the most outstanding treasures is a mummy. Montserrat lost most of its heritage during the Napoleonic Wars. However, since the Monastery was restored in 1844, the Museum has formed a valuable collection of artistic works. Private donations, from the artists themselves, and the sensitivity of the monks have made this possible. The Museum is divided into different sections organised in an instructive way. There are 13th century documents that prove that a choir school already existed in Montserrat. It was a religious and musical institution, made up by choir boys.

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

Drive south Barcelona to the villages of Sant Sadurni or Vilafranca wine & cava country to visit a cellar and taste wine or cava (catalonian champagne). Then we drive to mediterranean village of Sitges for shopping, walking tour and visit the Cau Ferrat museum and house-studio of Santiago Rusiñol.

7 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & apperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified

Located between the sea and the mountains and at 35 minutes from Barcelona, it is a lovely fishermen and Mediterranean village with a nice beach promenade and city center.

 

Casa de la Vila, a nineteenth-century Gothic revival building and Palau Maricel, with Renaissance, Baroque and medieval elements, are other interesting places to visit in the city. The Modernist aesthetics from the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century left in Sitges beautiful buildings like Cau Ferrat, the house-studio of writer and painter Santiago Rusiñol. This artist moved to Sitges in 1891 and turned it into a meeting point for artists and intellectuals, giving it the bohemian air that it still preserves. The house-studio of Rusiñol exhibits his works next to paintings by El Greco, Zuloaga and Picasso, among others. At the Maricel Museum they have Romanesque, Gothic and Modern art collections.

 

We will also visit a Cava or Wine Cellar in the Penedés wine/cava area located at 45 minutes from Barcelona. Cava is the local sparking wine (Catalonian champagne). Cava is a sparkling white wine made using the "Method Champenoise". For a wine to be classified as cava it must be in contact with the lees for a minimum period of 9 months before disgorgement. The grape varieties permitted in the production of cava are as follows Parellada, Macabeo (Viura), Xarel-lo, Chardonnay and smaller amounts of Monastrell and Pinot Noir.

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

Drive along the highway to visit this important medieval city, with the Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta jewish center, located in the emblematic building that housed the last synagogue of Girona, it is currently the home of the Museum of the History of the Jews and the Nahmanides Institute for Jewish studies. The Arab baths, the gothic Cathedral and the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants.

7 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified.

The so-called "City of the Four Rivers", shows us a historic centre dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. Inside the walled enclosure of "La Força Vella" you can find the culiminating works of its historical destiny. One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the historic centre from the modern city.

 

The old centre of this Catalan city preserves remains of its long history, from the time it was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B. C. To them we owe its original wall, whose remains stretch from the Archaeological Walk to the Wall Gardens.

 

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

 

Girona has other key pieces of religious architecture, like the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. The convent of Sant Doménech, built in Gothic style and a clear example of the importance of the religious orders in the colonisation and repopulation of Catalonia during the Middle Ages, stands amid gardens.

 

Also to this historical period belong important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. So, you will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centres of cabbalistic study. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.

 

In the 12th century, Jews moved to a lower part of the city. In 1160 they were already inhabiting the Call, the name given to Jewish quarters in Catalonia. It is a name coming from Latin callis (street), which would become carrer in Catalan and calle in Spanish. In medieval times, call meant a "group of narrow streets". These paved, narrow and labirynth streets constituted the urban space where most of the Jewish population in Girona settled in the 13th and 14th centuries. The community's main body was formed by tradesmen and craftsmen: tailors, shoemakers, weavers, barbers, furriers, blacksmiths, goldsmiths and silversmiths opened their workshops in the Call´s narrow streets. Others devoted their time to medicine and astrology, while those who had the means became money-lenders. In Girona there is The Bonastruc ça Porta Centre, located in the emblematic building that housed the last synagogue of Girona, is currently the home of the Museum of the History of the Jews and the Nahmanides Institute for Jewish studies.

 

Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion

Drive along the highway to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta jewish center, the arab baths & the gothic cathedral. Afterwards to Figueres to visit the Dali fascinating surrealist theater-museum, a monument to the artist´s fervid imagination.

9 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

 

Also to this historical period belong important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. So, you will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centres of cabbalistic study. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.

 

Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

 

Figueres, county capital of Alt Empordà, extends over a river plain situated inland in the province of Girona. Known as the home of Salvador Dalí, this town with deep Catalan roots offers visitors the chance to go to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, dedicated to the genius of surrealist painting.

 

The Dalí Theatre-Museum is without doubt, however, one of the historical milestones that has left the greatest mark on the character of the town was the birth of Salvador Dalí. Situated in the old municipal theatre, has become one of the main cultural places to see in the city. Designed by the artist himself, it holds an important exhibition, which, through numerous works, allows you to take a trip through the career of the main considered a master of Surrealism. The site was extended with the Torre Galatea, where the artistic genius died.

Barcelona: Bike Tour

It is a different way to discover Barcelona, by bicycle, organising a tour which take you to the best corners of the city and accompanied by an assistant-monitor. A refreshment is included.

3 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center

 

Included: Transportation by Bike; Guided Tour; Refreshment

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The bicycle ride offer an
intimate, original and privileged way to discover Barcelona; its squares, monuments,
beaches, people, because cycling is a direct and enriching means to absorb the
environment.

 

The bike tour is interesting
for different reasons: cultural, pleasure, as a tourist, gastronomic ... and
they take place in a city that has more than 100 km of cycle lanes and an extensive
pedestrian old town, which means one can cycle in absolute safety. The warm
climate means bicycle tours run throughout the year. The evening tour allows
you to enjoy the illuminated transformation of the city.

 

The Tour: we can ride to
the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral, Old Harbour, Ciutadella Park, Sagrada Familia,
La Pedrera, Olympic Port, etc. and we ride mainly on cycling paths, pedestrian
zones and parks. We make stops to hear a very short explanation of our assistant-monitor,
to take some photos and to have a drink.

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas & wine)

A walking tour through the gothic quarter of the city with the churches, convents, palaces, narrow streets, Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar, Boquería market, la Rambla and the famous Spanish Tapas.

4 hour tour
Afternoon or evening tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 


Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; 

Not Included: Tapas on own or other services not specified

Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.

The Santa María del Mar church is one of the best examples of 14th century Catalonian Gothic architecture. It is the work of the architect Berenguer de Montagut and was the temple of the shipowners and merchants in Gothic Barcelona. Seen from the outside, its appearance is solid and robust, dominated by straight lines. The inside consists of three naves, an ambulatory and is without a transept. The amazing height of the central nave with its majestic octagonal columns stands out.

One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the bird and flower stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way and the Boquería Market. And the terraces, pubs and bars should not be forgotten because they are where one of the most deeply-rooted of all traditions of Spain is carried out: the “tapeo” (Tapas are essentially snacks. Bigger portions that are ordered to make up part of a meal are called raciones).

Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour
Visit the Sagrada Familia magnificent church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family) Gaudi´s unfinished masterpiece, the Modernist Sant Pau Complex by Lluís Domènech and the lovely Park Güell.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. 

The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. Work to complete this great church still continues today. The first architect to work on this project planned a Neogothic building. However, following his death, Gaudí took over, respecting the original layout of the work, but soon leaving the mark of his personality and way of doing things. He finished only the chapel of San José, the crypt and the door of El Nacimiento. The façades and the entire exterior show extensive decorative elements in bright colours. La Pasión entrance has a cryptogram there.

The Modernist Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a garden city for nursing the sick. After being used as a public hospital for a century, its newly refurbished pavilions shine again in all their splendour. A visit to this exceptional architectural ensemble is a unique experience. This is Europe’s foremost art-nouveau complex and an icon among Barcelona’s dazzling array of landmarks which embodies the city’s innovative spirit. It was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997 and now its architectural and artistic values have been brought to a wider audience with the new use of its pavilions.

Park Güell seems as if it were taken from the pages of a fairytale: strange, eccentric, even dream-like, but undeniably beautiful. A stroll through the park will awaken even the sleepiest imaginations. The peculiar shapes and daring color combinations mixed in with the park’s vegetation create a unique world to which visitors feel irresistibly drawn.
 

 
Barcelona: Walking tour of Gaudi Houses
A walking tour in the city center to visit inside the Gaudi houses, Casa Milá La Pedrera, a beautiful and charming monument of great fantasy with its famous roof-top chimneys resembling medieval knights and the incredible Casa Batlló, an architectural gem with a mosaic façade and a tiled roof.  From outside the art nouveau buildings, Amatller with ornamentation of polychrome tiles and the Lleo Morera in floral style and the Modernist museum inside (closed on Mondays).   

4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
   

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Hotel if central located; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified

   
 
The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family); Casa Amatller of Josep Puig i Cadalfach and Casa Lleó-Morera of Lluís Domènech I Montaner are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city.
 
Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for “The Quarry”), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It was built for Roger Segimon de Milà. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”. The building does not have any straight lines. Most people consider it magnificent and overwhelming; some say it is like waves of lava or a sand-dune. This building seems to break our understanding of conventional architecture. The most astonishing part is the roof with an almost lunar appearance and dreamlike landscape.
Casa Batlló building looks very remarkable, like everything Gaudi designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work. It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues. The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur.
The Museu de Modernisme Català is housed in a centrally located modernista building designed by the architect Enric Sagnier.n The top floor of the MMCat showcases the furniture and decorative arts and has a room dedicated to Antoni Gaudi. The ground floor displays paintings, sculptures and stained glass.
Barcelona: Cooking Class Half Day

Cook the most traditional Spanish recipes with our team of professional chefs and enjoy the food you have prepared.

4 hour tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Cooking class & a meal with drinks.

Not Included: Any other services not specified



Discover the local culture through gastronomy with our hands-on workshops. Our half-day workshops are highly hands-on. You will learn how to cook the Spanish dishes that have traveled the world. You will cook them yourself with the aid of an experienced chef and the complicity of a small group. Among scents, flavors and good wine, we will unveil the secrets of our cuisine while you enjoy a traditional meal. 
 
You can start with a walking tour around the famous Boqueria market before your cooking class and learn how to get the best and freshest ingredients for your Spanish cooking. Our chefs will give you plenty of tips on picking local, seasonal products. Back at the school, you'll continue your cooking experience and you'll end your day adventure enjoying the food you have prepared in a friendly and casual atmosphere!
Barcelona: Wine-Cava Cellar Half Day
Drive to the Penedès wine country to visit a wine cellar and taste the Catalonian wines.

4 hour tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & aperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


 
We will visit a Wine-Cava Cellar in the Penedés wine area located at 45 minutes from Barcelona. Penedès is a wine-producing region having a Spanish Denominacio d'Origen (DO). Penedès DO includes all Penedès region and municipalities of four other comarques: Anoia, Alt Camp, Baix Llobregat and Tarragonés. The area is framed by the coastal hills of the Serra del Garraf and the higher inland mountains which skirt the Catalan Central Depression. Long considered one of the country's best wine-producing regions after the Rioja, it is also one of the most ancient viticultural areas in Europe.

 
Barcelona: Girona & Besalú Full Day Excursion
Drive along the highway to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta Jewish center, the Arab baths and the gothic cathedral. Afterwards visit Besalú, a monumental example of the Catalan Middle Ages with the Romanesque bridge, the church of Sant Pere, the Jewish quarter and the Mikwé Jewish medieval bath.

9 hour tour

Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the port or hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


The so-called “City of the Four Rivers”, shows us a historic center dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. Inside the walled enclosure of "La Força Vella", you can find the culminating works of its historical destiny. One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the historic center from the modern city.

The old center of this Catalan city preserves remains of its long history, from the time it was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. To them we owe its original wall, whose remains stretch from the Archaeological Walk to the Wall Gardens.

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

Also to this historical period belongs important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. You will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centers of Cabbalistic studies in the Bonastruc Saporta center. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain. Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

Besalú a lovely town with cobbled streets and façades which are the most distinguishable feature of the city center. The rich medieval legacy brings the visitor closer to both religious and civil constructions, and to the vestiges of a Sephardic quarter that used to exist in this town during the Middle Ages. Civil architecture works include the 12th-century Romanesque bridge that crosses the Fluvià river; the building of Cùria Real, devoted to law enforcement; and the residence of Cornellà, with a great Romanesque arcaded gallery.

Among religious monuments, we must point out the churches of Sant Pere, Santa María, and Sant Vicenç, alternating Romanesque and Gothic elements. Also worthy of note is the lavish ornamentation of the church of Sant Julià (17th century). In addition, in the Jewish quarter we can visit medieval public baths (Mikwé) that were devoted to Hebrew ritual ablutions.
Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona. Receive a warm greeting at the port from your private guide and driver and commence your half-day tour with a visit to Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece; the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia. Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be completed until 2028!

Continue along Passeig de Gracia to view Gaudi’s Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, with its brilliant wave-like Façade. Afterwards, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the medieval Gothic Quarter and visit the magnificent 13th
-century cathedral. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.


Highlights:
  • Visit the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
  • View Gaudi's Casa Batllo and Casa Mila

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver and guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in Europe! Receive a warm greeting at the port by your private guide and driver and commence your tour with a visit to Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s most colourful creations.

Next visit Gaudi’s masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia. Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028! Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Casa Mila, with its brilliant wave-like façade. After lunch lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter. Visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter's earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.

Highlights:
  • Explore Park Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Picasso Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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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) Call for Price
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) 19,599
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) Call for Price
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) 18,099
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) Call for Price
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) Call for Price
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 D and F 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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