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Athens (Piraeus)/Barcelona
19-Day Aegean Sunsets & Mediterranean Romance
August 26, 2023
Holland America Line: Oosterdam
Athens (Piraeus)/Barcelona
Vacation Offer ID 1445868
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  • 19-night Cruise
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  • Entertainment

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19-Day Aegean Sunsets & Mediterranean Romance
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Destination Arrival Departure
Athens (Piraeus)

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!

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours
<span><span><font color="#000000"><span>Dominated </span></font>by the remarkable Parthenon, which has stood for over 2,000 years, Athens is a city of major architectural and archaeological treasures. At Piraeus Port you will receive a warm welcome from your guide and driver who provides a captivating insight into the city&rsquo;s history and culture during your full day tour.</span></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span><font color="#000000"><span>For most, the highlight of a visit to Athens is the world famous Acropolis and the Parthenon. Dedicated to the Goddess Athena, it is one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world. This afternoon, delight in the mesmerising display of eclectic Greek and Oriental art at the Benaki Museum. Complete your day with a drive past the Panethenaic Stadium, the pure marble masterpiece that served as the original site for the modern Olympics. At the end of the tour you are privately transferred back to your cruise ship.</span></font></span></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Highlights: </span></span></span></strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Ascend the Acropolis to the Parthenon, one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Tour the Benaki Museum </span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong><span><span><span>Tour Duration:</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span> 8 Hours</span></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><br />&#x0D; <span><span><span><strong>Tour Can Operate:</strong> Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong> </span></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>An expert local guide for 8 hours</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Entrance fees to all sights and museums<br />&#x0D; <span><span><span>All taxes</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong><span><span><span>Exclusions:</span></span></span></strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours
Meet your guide as you disembark your cruise ship in Piraeus and venture along the scenic coast to Cape Sounion where you visit the ancient ruined Temple of Poseidon. This temple is believed to date from the 5th century BC and was built to honour Poseidon, who ranked second only to Athena herself in terms of power. The Temple enjoys an impressive position, high on the cliffs, and has, over the centuries, been marked by many travellers&rsquo; carved signatures, including that of Lord Byron. After touring the site, you return to your cruise ship in Piraeus.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Venture along the coast to Cape Sounion to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 5 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Low<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;An expert A&amp;K local guide (5 hours)<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Entrance fees<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All taxes<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Gratuities
08/26/2023 08/26/2023 05:00 PM
Dardanelles
08/27/2023 08/27/2023
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)
<div align="center">&#x0D; <p><span><strong>PORT: ISTANBUL</strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><strong>TREASURES OF ISTANBUL</strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><strong>Full-Day Tour</strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the <strong>Hippodrome</strong>, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will take a short walk to the<strong> Blue Mosque</strong>, 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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Hagia Sophia Mosque</span> is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time.&nbsp;The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous&nbsp;mosaics. UNESCO accepts&nbsp;Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><em>** St. Sophia is a mosque and you need to remove your shoes and cover your head, shoulders, knees. It is advised to dress respectfully during visiting.</em></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><strong>Lunch</strong> recommended in an old Ottoman House. You can taste delicious Turkish cuisine in a lovely garden setting.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>Next, you will visit the magnificent <strong>Topkapi Palace</strong>, 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. .<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous<strong> Grand Bazaar</strong>. 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<br />&#x0D; At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><u><strong>Includes:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul<br />&#x0D; - Licensed professional guide in English language<br />&#x0D; - Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with professional driver<br />&#x0D; - Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Bottled water provided throughout the tours<br />&#x0D; - Welcome package<br />&#x0D; - VAT tax</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><u><strong>Not included:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - Gratuities to guide and driver<br />&#x0D; - Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Personal expenses of the guests<br />&#x0D; - Recommended lunch</span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; <!-- Facebook Badge START -->&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/seasongtours" target="_TOP" title="Sea Song Tours"><!-- Facebook Badge END --></a></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)
<div align="center">&#x0D; <p><span><strong>PORT: ISTANBUL<br />&#x0D; BYZANTINE&nbsp;HIGHLIGHTS<br />&#x0D; Half-Day Tour</strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <span>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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>First, your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the <strong>Hippodrome</strong>, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Hagia Sophia Mosque</span> is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time.&nbsp;The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous&nbsp;mosaics. UNESCO accepts&nbsp;Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><em>** St. Sophia is a mosque and you need to remove your shoes and cover your head, shoulders, knees. It is advised to dress respectfully during visiting.</em></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>Then, you will visit the<strong> Underground Cistern</strong>, 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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>Last, you continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous <strong>Grand Bazaar</strong>, 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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>At the end your morning experience at 1:00pm, you will return to the port and embark your ship.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><u><strong>Includes:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul<br />&#x0D; - Licensed professional guide in English language<br />&#x0D; - Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver<br />&#x0D; - Bottled water provided throughout the tours<br />&#x0D; - Welcome Package<br />&#x0D; - VAT taxes</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><u><strong>Not included:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - Gratuities to guide and driver<br />&#x0D; - Personal expenses of the guests<br />&#x0D; - Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary</span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; <!-- Facebook Badge START -->&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/seasongtours" target="_TOP" title="Sea Song Tours"><!-- Facebook Badge END --></a></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)
<div align="center">&#x0D; <p><strong>PORT: ISTANBUL<br />&#x0D; CULTURAL ISTANBUL<br />&#x0D; Private Full-Day Tour</strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>First, you will visit the <strong>Suleymaniye Mosque</strong>. 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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Next, you will visit the <strong>Church of St. Saviour in Chora</strong>. 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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p font-size:="" sans="" source="" text-align:=""><span>Lunch recommended at&nbsp;<span>Hamdi Restaurant</span>&nbsp;serving traditional Turkish Kebaps.</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Then, you will discover the</span><strong> Egyptian Bazaar</strong><span>; 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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>You will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous <strong>Grand Bazaar</strong>. 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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Visit the 16th Century palace of the Sultan&rsquo;s Grand Vizier, Ibrahim Pasa, which today houses the <strong>Turkish and</strong> <strong>Islamic Art</strong> <strong>Museum</strong>.&nbsp; 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&nbsp;carpets, kilims and prayer rugs form one of the richest and oldest collections in the world. </span></span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong><u>Includes:</u></strong><br />&#x0D; - 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul<br />&#x0D; - Air- conditioned luxury VIP vehicle with a professional driver<br />&#x0D; - Licensed professional guide in English language<br />&#x0D; - Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Bottled water provided on the vehicles.<br />&#x0D; - Welcome package<br />&#x0D; - VAT taxes</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><u><strong>Not included:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - Gratuities to guide and driver<br />&#x0D; - Personal expenses of the guests<br />&#x0D; - Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Recommended lunch<span id="cke_bm_143E">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_124E">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_179E">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_178E">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><!-- Facebook Badge START --></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/seasongtours" target="_TOP" title="Sea Song Tours"><!-- Facebook Badge END --></a></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Ottoman Collection - (Half-Day Tour)
<p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>&#x0D; <div align="center">&#x0D; <p><span><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">PORT: ISTANBUL<br />&#x0D; OTTOMAN COLLECTION<br />&#x0D; Half - Day Tour</font></strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">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.</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the <strong>Blue Mosque</strong>, 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.</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Next, you will visit the magnificent<strong> Topkapi Palace</strong>, 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.&nbsp;</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Last, you will continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous <strong>Grand Bazaar</strong>. 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</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><u><strong>Includes:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul<br />&#x0D; - Licensed professional guide in English language<br />&#x0D; - Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver<br />&#x0D; - Welcome Package<br />&#x0D; - Bottled water provided throughout the tours<br />&#x0D; - VAT taxes</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><u><strong>Not included:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - Gratuities to guide and driver</font><br />&#x0D; - Personal expenses of the guests<br />&#x0D; - Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary</span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; <!-- Facebook Badge START --><a href="https://www.facebook.com/seasongtours" target="_TOP" title="Sea Song Tours"><!-- Facebook Badge END --></a></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Highlights - 7 hours
<div><span><span>&nbsp;An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier&nbsp;at 08:30&nbsp;am, with a sign reading their names,&nbsp;for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul. </span></span>&#x0D; <p><span><span>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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>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&rsquo; items today, auctioned at celebrated houses like the Sotheby&rsquo;s.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Next visit will be to the Topkapi Palace and its Imperial Treasury Section that was the center of Ottoman Empire&rsquo;s Government Seat ruling most of the Middle East and the Eastern Europe from this palace for 500 years. </span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Lunch will be served at a recommended local/select restaurants close to the sites. </span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>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 &lsquo;the dome was suspended from Heaven by an invisible golden chain&rsquo;. In reality it was work of men, but a worldly simulator of the Heavens</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>At the end of today&rsquo;s private tour, the guests will be transferred back to the cruise pier.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Closed weekly days for sites/museums:</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>St. Sophia is closed on Mondays</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and official holidays.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Highlights: </strong></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Great introduction to Istanbul&#39;s history and culture</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>The tour covers the main highlights of the city</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span> <strong>Tour Duration :</strong> 7 hours</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Starting mornings</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Partial</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Moderate</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Included:</strong> Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</span></span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours
<span><span>An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier&nbsp;at&nbsp;09:00&nbsp;am, with a sign reading their names,&nbsp;for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul. </span></span>&#x0D; <p><span><span>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.<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sites.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; At the end of the day,a private lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Closed weekly days for sites/museums:<br />&#x0D; &bull; Synagogues are closed on Saturdays and Sunday<br />&#x0D; * Neve Shalon Synagogue is closed on Fridays, Saturdays&nbsp;and Sundays<br />&#x0D; &bull; Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum) is closed on Saturdays.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>* Please forward us a copy of your guests&rsquo; passport page with the photo, as required by the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul, to obtain His official approval for the synagogue visits in Turkey.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Added Value: </strong></span></span></p>&#x0D; <span><span> *Great introduction to Istanbul&#39;s Jewish history and culture</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <span><span> *The tour covers the main highlights of the Jewish Heritage in Istanbul</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <span><span> <strong>Tour Duration </strong>: 7 hours</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Starting mornings</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Wheelchair Accessible</strong>: Partial</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Moderate</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Included: </strong>Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, a licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Today&rsquo;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&rsquo;s art heritage, and creates a platform for Turkish peoples&rsquo; creativity, dynamism, cultural identity and universal values.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">A drive along the scenic Bosphorus Avenue will take you to the Family Villa of the Sabanci&rsquo;s, the Internationally successful Turkish industrialist, now housing Mr. Sabanci&rsquo;s lifetime collection of rare art pieces and celebrated paintings by Int&rsquo;l and local masters, displayed in his former Family Home, recently donated to his Foundation as a Private Museum.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurant by the shores of the Bosphorus (at your own discretion and cost). </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise pier by 4 pm.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Closed weekly days for sites/museums:</font></strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.</font></font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Added Value: </font></strong></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*Great introduction to Istanbul&#39;s art culture</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*The tour covers the main highlights of art in the city</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour Duration : </strong>7 hours</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour can operate</strong>: Starting mornings</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Wheelchair Accessible: </strong>Partial</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:</strong> Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Today&rsquo;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&rsquo; 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurants in Kanlica Village by the Bosphorus.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 &ldquo;local yogurt&rdquo; and &ldquo;apple tea&rdquo; in a local caf&eacute; by the Bosphorus. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">At the end of the day, the lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Closed weekly days for sites/museums:</font></strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Dolmabah&ccedil;e Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Added Value:</strong> </font></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*Great introduction to Istanbul&#39;s history and culture</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour Duration :</strong> 7 hours</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Starting mornings</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Wheelchair Accessible</strong>: No</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Physical Activity Level</strong>: Moderate</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:</strong> Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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&rsquo;s Istanbul buildings.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The private tour will start with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque. It was designed by famous &ldquo;Sinan the Architect&rdquo; 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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&rsquo;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 &ndash; 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sights (at your own discretion and cost).</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 &quot;Sinan the Architect&quot; for the favorite daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Last visit of the day will be to the Sehzade Mosque which was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman in memory of his eldest son by H&uuml;rrem, 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&#39;s first masterpiece of classical Ottoman architecture.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Added Value: </font></strong></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect&#39;s masterpieces</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*The tour covers the masterpieces of Sinan the Architect in Istanbul</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour Duration :</strong> 7 hours</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Starting mornings</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Wheelchair Accessible</strong>: Partial</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Moderate</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:</strong> Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours
<span><span><strong>Highlights/Description:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Dolmabahce Palace</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Cruise on Bosphorus</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>R&uuml;stem Pasha Mosque</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Spice Bazaar</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span> &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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, Dolmabah&ccedil;e is more westernized in its architectural style. You will enjoy its elaborate interior decoration.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Next, you will see the R&uuml;stem Pasha Mosque, which is among the city&#39;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&#39;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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of the tour, your private guide will transfer you back to your hotel or cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>8 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Officially licensed, private guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome package</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Applicable taxes</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span> <strong>Not Included: </strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Meals, unless otherwise noted</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours
<span><span><strong>Highlights/Description:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Galata Quarter</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Ahrida Synagogue</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Jewish Museum</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Grand Bazaar</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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&#39;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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Next visit will be to the Ottoman Baroque style Ahrida Synagogue originally built in the 15th century and is the earliest synagogue in Istanbul.&nbsp; The original 20-foot long oak bimah (teva), shaped either like Noah&rsquo;s Ark or, like the Ottoman ship which brought the Sephardim to freedom from Spain to Turkey, can still be seen.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Turkey, which is housed in the former Zulfaris Synagogue, aims to &ldquo;collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the cultural heritage of the Turkish Jews.&rdquo; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>4 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning or Afternoon (not available on the Sabbath or Jewish Holidays)<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Officially licensed, private guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome package</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Applicable taxes</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span><strong>Not Included: </strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Meals, unless otherwise noted</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours
<span><span><strong>Highlights/Description:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Roman Hippodrome and Egyptian Obelisk</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Blue Mosque</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Haghia Sophia</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Topkapi Palace</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Basilica Cistern</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Grand Bazaar</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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 &ldquo;Blue Mosque&rdquo;.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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&rsquo;s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Before you are transferred back to your hotel or the cruise pier, you will visit the best baklava factory to taste this awesome dessert.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>8 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Officially licensed, private guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome package</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Applicable taxes</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span><strong>Not Included: </strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Meals, unless otherwise noted</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours
<span><span><strong>Highlights/Description:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Roman Hippodrome</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Egyptian Obelisk</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Blue Mosque</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Haghia Sophia &ndash;OR&ndash; Topkapi Palace</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Grand Bazaar</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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 &ldquo;Blue Mosque&rdquo;.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; *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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong><em>OR </em></strong><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; *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&rsquo;s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; * You have the option to choose Topkapi Palace or St. Sophia<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>4 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Officially licensed, private guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome package</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Applicable taxes</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span><strong>Not Included: </strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Meals, unless otherwise noted</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)
<div><span>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.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>You will transfer to pier to embark your <strong>private yacht </strong>for <strong>an exciting cruise on the </strong></span><strong>Bosphorus</strong>, the narrow strait of water separating the Asian and European continents and the lifeblood of Istanbul.&nbsp; Passing along the shores of the Bosphorus you will view magnificent palaces, restored Ottoman villas, impressive fortresses and the waterside residences of Istanbul&rsquo;s elite.&nbsp; Enjoy soft drinks tea and coffee on the motor yacht and see a different perspective of Istanbul, described by a Byzantine visitor in the 12<sup>th</sup> century as &ldquo;the city of the world&rsquo;s desire&rdquo;. Cruise takes approximately 1&frac12;hours.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Then, you will visit the <strong>Grand Bazaar</strong>, 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.&nbsp; Streets are named according to the trades and the most oriental atmosphere in Istanbul is found in the bazaar.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <span>At the end of your experience, approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.</span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong trebuchet=""><u><span>Inclusions:</span></u></strong></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>1 half&nbsp;day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bosphorus cruise on a private yacht for 1&frac12; hours.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water provided through the tour.&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome Package.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>VAT taxes.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><br trebuchet="" />&#x0D; <span><strong trebuchet=""><u><span>Exclusions:</span></u></strong></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities to the Guide &amp; Driver</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>&nbsp;At the discretion of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit
<div><span><span>Arrive in Istanbul,&nbsp; you will meet your professional guide, outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cooking class experience at Turkish Flavours.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; First you will embark on a culinary tour in the &nbsp;<strong>Spice Market</strong>, you will stop at one of the most famous spice shops and taste the different spices that you will use during your class.&nbsp; After your culinary tour in the Spice Market, you will take a local ferry to <strong>Kadikoy</strong>, on the Asian side of Istanbul &nbsp;to transfer to the local home.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</span></span>&#x0D; <p><span>You will enjoy the workshop for your <strong>cooking experience</strong>. You will cook some traditional Turkish food with a professional chef. You will have lunch with the food you prepared and have a chance to taste what you have cooked with local wine.&nbsp;</span><span>Put your chef hats on and get cooking! Learn authentic recipes from local experts &amp; chefs on a one of a kind private cooking class in Istanbul.</span></p>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;At the end of your experience, you will return to the port .<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <b><u>Inclusions:</u></b></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Private Cooking Class experience.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>A&nbsp;deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver </span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Local ferry tickets.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water provided throughout the tour.&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome Package.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>VAT taxes.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><span><span><strong trebuchet=""><u>Exclusions:</u></strong></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities to the Guide &amp; Driver</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>&nbsp;At the discretion of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Private Culinary Walking Tour ( Half Day Tour)
<div><span><span>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.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; You will visit the <strong>Egyptian Bazaar,</strong> the second largest covered market in Istanbul.&nbsp; 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&nbsp; cavier.&nbsp; Around the bazaar , you can also find the cheese shops, fruits and vegetables.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Afternoon at leisure.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br trebuchet="" />&#x0D; <strong trebuchet=""><u>Inclusions:</u></strong></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>1 half&nbsp;day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Licensed professional guide in English language.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Services of Sea Song Tour&rsquo;s English speaking, officially licensed guide throughout the tour program.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water provided through the tour.&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome Package.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>VAT taxes.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><span><span><strong trebuchet=""><u>Exclusions:&nbsp;</u></strong></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities to the Guide &amp; Driver</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>&nbsp;At the discretion of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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&#39;s main structure comprises 18 small domes dominated by a huge central dome on 8 columns with 3 balconied minarets on 4 sides.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The tour will include visits to Selimiye &amp; Complex (Vakiflar), Turkish - Islamic Works Museum The works are exhibited in the room numbered 14 in Dar - &uuml;l 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Lunch will be served at local restaurant close to the sights, at your own cost.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Added Value:</font></strong></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">*The tour covers the main highlights of the city</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Tour Duration</strong>&nbsp;: 10-11 hours</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour can operate:</strong>&nbsp;Starting mornings</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Wheelchair Accessible:&nbsp;</strong>Partial</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Physical Activity Level:&nbsp;</strong>Moderate</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:</strong>&nbsp;Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)
&#x0D; <p class="style1"><strong>At Your Leisure Option: </strong>Please see below for details on this option.</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p>You decide where to go and what to see.</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong>Included:</strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul type="disc">&#x0D; <li>Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours</li>&#x0D; <li>Bottled water in the vehicle</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities to guide and driver**</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong>Excluded:</strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul type="disc">&#x0D; <li>Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees</li>&#x0D; <li>Items of personal nature</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; *Mileage restrictions may apply.<br />&#x0D; **Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest&rsquo;s discretion.
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Istanbul

Optional Private Excursions

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

Istanbul Port - Treasures of Istanbul (Full Day Tour)
<div align="center">&#x0D; <p><span><strong>PORT: ISTANBUL</strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><strong>TREASURES OF ISTANBUL</strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><strong>Full-Day Tour</strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the <strong>Hippodrome</strong>, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will take a short walk to the<strong> Blue Mosque</strong>, 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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Hagia Sophia Mosque</span> is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time.&nbsp;The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous&nbsp;mosaics. UNESCO accepts&nbsp;Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><em>** St. Sophia is a mosque and you need to remove your shoes and cover your head, shoulders, knees. It is advised to dress respectfully during visiting.</em></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><strong>Lunch</strong> recommended in an old Ottoman House. You can taste delicious Turkish cuisine in a lovely garden setting.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>Next, you will visit the magnificent <strong>Topkapi Palace</strong>, 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. .<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous<strong> Grand Bazaar</strong>. 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<br />&#x0D; At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><u><strong>Includes:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul<br />&#x0D; - Licensed professional guide in English language<br />&#x0D; - Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with professional driver<br />&#x0D; - Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Bottled water provided throughout the tours<br />&#x0D; - Welcome package<br />&#x0D; - VAT tax</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><u><strong>Not included:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - Gratuities to guide and driver<br />&#x0D; - Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Personal expenses of the guests<br />&#x0D; - Recommended lunch</span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; <!-- Facebook Badge START -->&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/seasongtours" target="_TOP" title="Sea Song Tours"><!-- Facebook Badge END --></a></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)
<div align="center">&#x0D; <p><span><strong>PORT: ISTANBUL<br />&#x0D; BYZANTINE&nbsp;HIGHLIGHTS<br />&#x0D; Half-Day Tour</strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <span>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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>First, your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the <strong>Hippodrome</strong>, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Hagia Sophia Mosque</span> is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time.&nbsp;The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous&nbsp;mosaics. UNESCO accepts&nbsp;Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><em>** St. Sophia is a mosque and you need to remove your shoes and cover your head, shoulders, knees. It is advised to dress respectfully during visiting.</em></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>Then, you will visit the<strong> Underground Cistern</strong>, 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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>Last, you continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous <strong>Grand Bazaar</strong>, 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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span>At the end your morning experience at 1:00pm, you will return to the port and embark your ship.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><u><strong>Includes:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul<br />&#x0D; - Licensed professional guide in English language<br />&#x0D; - Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver<br />&#x0D; - Bottled water provided throughout the tours<br />&#x0D; - Welcome Package<br />&#x0D; - VAT taxes</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><u><strong>Not included:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - Gratuities to guide and driver<br />&#x0D; - Personal expenses of the guests<br />&#x0D; - Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary</span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; <!-- Facebook Badge START -->&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/seasongtours" target="_TOP" title="Sea Song Tours"><!-- Facebook Badge END --></a></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)
<div align="center">&#x0D; <p><strong>PORT: ISTANBUL<br />&#x0D; CULTURAL ISTANBUL<br />&#x0D; Private Full-Day Tour</strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>First, you will visit the <strong>Suleymaniye Mosque</strong>. 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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Next, you will visit the <strong>Church of St. Saviour in Chora</strong>. 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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p font-size:="" sans="" source="" text-align:=""><span>Lunch recommended at&nbsp;<span>Hamdi Restaurant</span>&nbsp;serving traditional Turkish Kebaps.</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Then, you will discover the</span><strong> Egyptian Bazaar</strong><span>; 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.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>You will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous <strong>Grand Bazaar</strong>. 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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Visit the 16th Century palace of the Sultan&rsquo;s Grand Vizier, Ibrahim Pasa, which today houses the <strong>Turkish and</strong> <strong>Islamic Art</strong> <strong>Museum</strong>.&nbsp; 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&nbsp;carpets, kilims and prayer rugs form one of the richest and oldest collections in the world. </span></span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong><u>Includes:</u></strong><br />&#x0D; - 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul<br />&#x0D; - Air- conditioned luxury VIP vehicle with a professional driver<br />&#x0D; - Licensed professional guide in English language<br />&#x0D; - Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Bottled water provided on the vehicles.<br />&#x0D; - Welcome package<br />&#x0D; - VAT taxes</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><u><strong>Not included:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - Gratuities to guide and driver<br />&#x0D; - Personal expenses of the guests<br />&#x0D; - Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Recommended lunch<span id="cke_bm_143E">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_124E">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_179E">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_178E">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><!-- Facebook Badge START --></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/seasongtours" target="_TOP" title="Sea Song Tours"><!-- Facebook Badge END --></a></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Ottoman Collection - (Half-Day Tour)
<p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>&#x0D; <div align="center">&#x0D; <p><span><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">PORT: ISTANBUL<br />&#x0D; OTTOMAN COLLECTION<br />&#x0D; Half - Day Tour</font></strong></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">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.</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the <strong>Blue Mosque</strong>, 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.</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Next, you will visit the magnificent<strong> Topkapi Palace</strong>, 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.&nbsp;</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Last, you will continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous <strong>Grand Bazaar</strong>. 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</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><u><strong>Includes:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul<br />&#x0D; - Licensed professional guide in English language<br />&#x0D; - Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary<br />&#x0D; - Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver<br />&#x0D; - Welcome Package<br />&#x0D; - Bottled water provided throughout the tours<br />&#x0D; - VAT taxes</font></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><u><strong>Not included:</strong></u><br />&#x0D; - Gratuities to guide and driver</font><br />&#x0D; - Personal expenses of the guests<br />&#x0D; - Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary</span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; <!-- Facebook Badge START --><a href="https://www.facebook.com/seasongtours" target="_TOP" title="Sea Song Tours"><!-- Facebook Badge END --></a></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Highlights - 7 hours
<div><span><span>&nbsp;An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier&nbsp;at 08:30&nbsp;am, with a sign reading their names,&nbsp;for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul. </span></span>&#x0D; <p><span><span>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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>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&rsquo; items today, auctioned at celebrated houses like the Sotheby&rsquo;s.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Next visit will be to the Topkapi Palace and its Imperial Treasury Section that was the center of Ottoman Empire&rsquo;s Government Seat ruling most of the Middle East and the Eastern Europe from this palace for 500 years. </span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>Lunch will be served at a recommended local/select restaurants close to the sites. </span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>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 &lsquo;the dome was suspended from Heaven by an invisible golden chain&rsquo;. In reality it was work of men, but a worldly simulator of the Heavens</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>At the end of today&rsquo;s private tour, the guests will be transferred back to the cruise pier.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Closed weekly days for sites/museums:</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>St. Sophia is closed on Mondays</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and official holidays.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Highlights: </strong></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Great introduction to Istanbul&#39;s history and culture</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>The tour covers the main highlights of the city</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span> <strong>Tour Duration :</strong> 7 hours</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Starting mornings</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Partial</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Moderate</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Included:</strong> Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</span></span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours
<span><span>An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier&nbsp;at&nbsp;09:00&nbsp;am, with a sign reading their names,&nbsp;for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul. </span></span>&#x0D; <p><span><span>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.<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sites.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; At the end of the day,a private lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Closed weekly days for sites/museums:<br />&#x0D; &bull; Synagogues are closed on Saturdays and Sunday<br />&#x0D; * Neve Shalon Synagogue is closed on Fridays, Saturdays&nbsp;and Sundays<br />&#x0D; &bull; Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum) is closed on Saturdays.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span>* Please forward us a copy of your guests&rsquo; passport page with the photo, as required by the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul, to obtain His official approval for the synagogue visits in Turkey.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Added Value: </strong></span></span></p>&#x0D; <span><span> *Great introduction to Istanbul&#39;s Jewish history and culture</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <span><span> *The tour covers the main highlights of the Jewish Heritage in Istanbul</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <span><span> <strong>Tour Duration </strong>: 7 hours</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Starting mornings</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Wheelchair Accessible</strong>: Partial</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Moderate</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Included: </strong>Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, a licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><span><span><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Today&rsquo;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&rsquo;s art heritage, and creates a platform for Turkish peoples&rsquo; creativity, dynamism, cultural identity and universal values.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">A drive along the scenic Bosphorus Avenue will take you to the Family Villa of the Sabanci&rsquo;s, the Internationally successful Turkish industrialist, now housing Mr. Sabanci&rsquo;s lifetime collection of rare art pieces and celebrated paintings by Int&rsquo;l and local masters, displayed in his former Family Home, recently donated to his Foundation as a Private Museum.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurant by the shores of the Bosphorus (at your own discretion and cost). </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise pier by 4 pm.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Closed weekly days for sites/museums:</font></strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.</font></font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Added Value: </font></strong></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*Great introduction to Istanbul&#39;s art culture</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*The tour covers the main highlights of art in the city</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour Duration : </strong>7 hours</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour can operate</strong>: Starting mornings</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Wheelchair Accessible: </strong>Partial</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:</strong> Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Today&rsquo;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&rsquo; 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurants in Kanlica Village by the Bosphorus.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 &ldquo;local yogurt&rdquo; and &ldquo;apple tea&rdquo; in a local caf&eacute; by the Bosphorus. </font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">At the end of the day, the lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Closed weekly days for sites/museums:</font></strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Dolmabah&ccedil;e Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">&bull; Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Added Value:</strong> </font></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*Great introduction to Istanbul&#39;s history and culture</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour Duration :</strong> 7 hours</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Starting mornings</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Wheelchair Accessible</strong>: No</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Physical Activity Level</strong>: Moderate</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:</strong> Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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&rsquo;s Istanbul buildings.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The private tour will start with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque. It was designed by famous &ldquo;Sinan the Architect&rdquo; 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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&rsquo;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 &ndash; 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sights (at your own discretion and cost).</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 &quot;Sinan the Architect&quot; for the favorite daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Last visit of the day will be to the Sehzade Mosque which was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman in memory of his eldest son by H&uuml;rrem, 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&#39;s first masterpiece of classical Ottoman architecture.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Added Value: </font></strong></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect&#39;s masterpieces</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*The tour covers the masterpieces of Sinan the Architect in Istanbul</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour Duration :</strong> 7 hours</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Starting mornings</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Wheelchair Accessible</strong>: Partial</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Moderate</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:</strong> Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:</strong> Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours
<span><span><strong>Highlights/Description:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Dolmabahce Palace</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Cruise on Bosphorus</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>R&uuml;stem Pasha Mosque</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Spice Bazaar</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span> &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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, Dolmabah&ccedil;e is more westernized in its architectural style. You will enjoy its elaborate interior decoration.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Next, you will see the R&uuml;stem Pasha Mosque, which is among the city&#39;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&#39;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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of the tour, your private guide will transfer you back to your hotel or cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>8 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Officially licensed, private guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome package</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Applicable taxes</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span> <strong>Not Included: </strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Meals, unless otherwise noted</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours
<span><span><strong>Highlights/Description:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Galata Quarter</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Ahrida Synagogue</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Jewish Museum</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Grand Bazaar</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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&#39;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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Next visit will be to the Ottoman Baroque style Ahrida Synagogue originally built in the 15th century and is the earliest synagogue in Istanbul.&nbsp; The original 20-foot long oak bimah (teva), shaped either like Noah&rsquo;s Ark or, like the Ottoman ship which brought the Sephardim to freedom from Spain to Turkey, can still be seen.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Turkey, which is housed in the former Zulfaris Synagogue, aims to &ldquo;collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the cultural heritage of the Turkish Jews.&rdquo; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>4 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning or Afternoon (not available on the Sabbath or Jewish Holidays)<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Officially licensed, private guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome package</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Applicable taxes</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span><strong>Not Included: </strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Meals, unless otherwise noted</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours
<span><span><strong>Highlights/Description:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Roman Hippodrome and Egyptian Obelisk</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Blue Mosque</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Haghia Sophia</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Topkapi Palace</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Basilica Cistern</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Grand Bazaar</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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 &ldquo;Blue Mosque&rdquo;.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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&rsquo;s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Before you are transferred back to your hotel or the cruise pier, you will visit the best baklava factory to taste this awesome dessert.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>8 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Officially licensed, private guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome package</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Applicable taxes</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span><strong>Not Included: </strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Meals, unless otherwise noted</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours
<span><span><strong>Highlights/Description:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Roman Hippodrome</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Egyptian Obelisk</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Blue Mosque</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Haghia Sophia &ndash;OR&ndash; Topkapi Palace</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Grand Bazaar</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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 &ldquo;Blue Mosque&rdquo;.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; *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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong><em>OR </em></strong><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; *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&rsquo;s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; * You have the option to choose Topkapi Palace or St. Sophia<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>4 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Officially licensed, private guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome package</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Applicable taxes</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span><span><strong>Not Included: </strong></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Meals, unless otherwise noted</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)
<div><span>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.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>You will transfer to pier to embark your <strong>private yacht </strong>for <strong>an exciting cruise on the </strong></span><strong>Bosphorus</strong>, the narrow strait of water separating the Asian and European continents and the lifeblood of Istanbul.&nbsp; Passing along the shores of the Bosphorus you will view magnificent palaces, restored Ottoman villas, impressive fortresses and the waterside residences of Istanbul&rsquo;s elite.&nbsp; Enjoy soft drinks tea and coffee on the motor yacht and see a different perspective of Istanbul, described by a Byzantine visitor in the 12<sup>th</sup> century as &ldquo;the city of the world&rsquo;s desire&rdquo;. Cruise takes approximately 1&frac12;hours.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Then, you will visit the <strong>Grand Bazaar</strong>, 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.&nbsp; Streets are named according to the trades and the most oriental atmosphere in Istanbul is found in the bazaar.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <span>At the end of your experience, approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.</span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong trebuchet=""><u><span>Inclusions:</span></u></strong></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>1 half&nbsp;day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bosphorus cruise on a private yacht for 1&frac12; hours.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water provided through the tour.&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome Package.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>VAT taxes.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><br trebuchet="" />&#x0D; <span><strong trebuchet=""><u><span>Exclusions:</span></u></strong></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities to the Guide &amp; Driver</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>&nbsp;At the discretion of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit
<div><span><span>Arrive in Istanbul,&nbsp; you will meet your professional guide, outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cooking class experience at Turkish Flavours.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; First you will embark on a culinary tour in the &nbsp;<strong>Spice Market</strong>, you will stop at one of the most famous spice shops and taste the different spices that you will use during your class.&nbsp; After your culinary tour in the Spice Market, you will take a local ferry to <strong>Kadikoy</strong>, on the Asian side of Istanbul &nbsp;to transfer to the local home.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</span></span>&#x0D; <p><span>You will enjoy the workshop for your <strong>cooking experience</strong>. You will cook some traditional Turkish food with a professional chef. You will have lunch with the food you prepared and have a chance to taste what you have cooked with local wine.&nbsp;</span><span>Put your chef hats on and get cooking! Learn authentic recipes from local experts &amp; chefs on a one of a kind private cooking class in Istanbul.</span></p>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;At the end of your experience, you will return to the port .<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <b><u>Inclusions:</u></b></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Private Cooking Class experience.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>A&nbsp;deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver </span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Local ferry tickets.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water provided throughout the tour.&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome Package.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>VAT taxes.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><span><span><strong trebuchet=""><u>Exclusions:</u></strong></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities to the Guide &amp; Driver</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>&nbsp;At the discretion of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Istanbul Port - Private Culinary Walking Tour ( Half Day Tour)
<div><span><span>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.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; You will visit the <strong>Egyptian Bazaar,</strong> the second largest covered market in Istanbul.&nbsp; 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&nbsp; cavier.&nbsp; Around the bazaar , you can also find the cheese shops, fruits and vegetables.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Afternoon at leisure.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br trebuchet="" />&#x0D; <strong trebuchet=""><u>Inclusions:</u></strong></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>1 half&nbsp;day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Licensed professional guide in English language.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Services of Sea Song Tour&rsquo;s English speaking, officially licensed guide throughout the tour program.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Bottled water provided through the tour.&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Welcome Package.</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>VAT taxes.</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><span><span><strong trebuchet=""><u>Exclusions:&nbsp;</u></strong></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul trebuchet="">&#x0D; <li><span><span>Gratuities to the Guide &amp; Driver</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>&nbsp;At the discretion of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal expenses of the guests</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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&#39;s main structure comprises 18 small domes dominated by a huge central dome on 8 columns with 3 balconied minarets on 4 sides.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The tour will include visits to Selimiye &amp; Complex (Vakiflar), Turkish - Islamic Works Museum The works are exhibited in the room numbered 14 in Dar - &uuml;l 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Lunch will be served at local restaurant close to the sights, at your own cost.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Added Value:</font></strong></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">*The tour covers the main highlights of the city</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Tour Duration</strong>&nbsp;: 10-11 hours</font>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Tour can operate:</strong>&nbsp;Starting mornings</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Wheelchair Accessible:&nbsp;</strong>Partial</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Physical Activity Level:&nbsp;</strong>Moderate</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:</strong>&nbsp;Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)
&#x0D; <p class="style1"><strong>At Your Leisure Option: </strong>Please see below for details on this option.</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p>You decide where to go and what to see.</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong>Included:</strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul type="disc">&#x0D; <li>Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours</li>&#x0D; <li>Bottled water in the vehicle</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities to guide and driver**</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong>Excluded:</strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul type="disc">&#x0D; <li>Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees</li>&#x0D; <li>Items of personal nature</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; *Mileage restrictions may apply.<br />&#x0D; **Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest&rsquo;s discretion.
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Mykonos

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!

Mykonos Island Tour - Half Day Tour
<p>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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; During this tour you will see and visit the most interesting places of the island. First destination is the beach of Saint Ioannis with the picturesque little church. At this quaint little church you will be able to see the interior of a typical Greek Church (more than four hundred on the island).<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Following the route past Ornos beach, San Stefano beach, and Tourlos harbour continuing to the distant beaches of Kalafatis and Santa Anna. Later on you will have the opportunity to visit the village of Ano Mera, which is well known for the monastery Panagia Tourliani and the typical little square surrounded by traditional Greek taverns. After visiting the monastery and enjoying the magnificent views, we shall return to Mykonos town.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Starting from the Yacht club at old port you will stroll around the narrow alleys of Mykonos, visiting Manto Mavrogenous square, the unique church of Parapaportiani, the lovely Little Venice, the magnificent Windmills. The numerous souvenir shops, the cafes at the waterfront were you can see the pelicans being fed from people, create a unique atmosphere that no one can forget. Colours such as blue and white remind that the island has remained untouched throughout the years. Free time at the end is recommended.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Upon completion of the tour, you will be transferred back to the port of Mykonos.</p>&#x0D;
Half Day Private Delos Tour (Mykonos)
<strong>Highlights/Description:</strong><br />&#x0D; The Sacred Island of Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece.&nbsp; Just a 25 minute boat ride from Mykonos, Delos was the centre of the Cyclades of the ancient world.&nbsp; Known as the island of light, Delos was the birthplace of the God Apollon and Goddess Artemis, and home to the first multicultural civilization and trade.<br />&#x0D; Delos was inhabited from 2500 to 69 BC and boasts a variety of treasures that include: the ancient Agora, the terrace of the Naxos lions, the holy lake, ancient living quarters and theatre and much more.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><u>A Private Yacht Excursion can be combined with a guided tour of Delos Island - price on request </u></strong><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>3 Hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Licensed, English-speaking guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Transfers to/from Mykonos Port</li>&#x0D; <li>R/T ferry tickets to Delos Island</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees</li>&#x0D; <li>Applicable taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included: </strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Meals, unless otherwise noted</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal expenses</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Mykonos: Stunning Mykonos - 4 hours
Mykonos town is best known for its whitewashed buildings and today you have an introductory tour through its labyrinth of cobbled streets. Meet your driver and guide at the port before seeing the iconic windmills and the area known as Little Venice, where coloured balconies adorn the white facades and hang above the lapping waves. If of interest, you may like to visit the Maritime Museum, which exhibits ship models from the early Minoan period until the 20th century. Alternatively, you could explore the many jewellery shops and boutiques. Finish your tour with a visit to a traditional local bakery before your private transfer back to your cruise ship.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Explore the whitewashed houses and&nbsp; beaches of Mykonos and discover seafaring heritage dating back to pre-Minoan times at the Maritime Museum</li>&#x0D; <li>Admire the island&#39;s iconic windmills and taste the delicacies at a local bakery</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 4 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Can Operate:</strong> Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Private transport by luxury car or minivan<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;An expert local guide for 4 hours<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Entrance fees to all sights and museums<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All taxes<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Gratuities
Delos island tour approx 4 hours
<span>Delos, once a Sacred Island, is the legendary birthplace of the Sun God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis.&nbsp; Its religious significance coupled with a good harbour and strategic location on the Aegean trade routes enabled Delos to flourish for 500 years.&nbsp; &nbsp;Today, the only remaining inhabitants are its treasured ruins and their caretakers.&nbsp; </span><br />&#x0D; <span>Visit the marbled streets of the Agora and Sacred Way, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the theatre, the Sanctuary of the Foreign Gods and the Sacred Mount Cynthus.&nbsp; View the remains of a Hellenistic Quarter with its harbours, water houses and luxurious villas, including the Houses of Cleopatra, the Dolphin, the Masks and the House of Dionyssos. Marvel at the spectacular Avenue of the Lions, where five proud Naxian marble beasts from the 7th Century BC crouch, vigilant guardians of the Sacred Lake, which stands dry today. A small museum on the island displays artefacts from the site.</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span>Tips: </span></span></strong><span><span>Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes, there is a lot of walking over cobbled paths. Carry a cold bottle of water with you on hot days, wear lots of sunscreen and preferably a hat, as there is no shade on the island</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<strong><span segoe=""><span>Inclusions:&nbsp;</span></span></strong><span segoe=""><span>Licensed English-speaking guide / Round trip transfers in Sedan taxi/ Deluxe A/C minibus /Round trip ferry tickets to Delos Island / Entrance fees to indicated sites /Taxes</span></span><br />&#x0D; <strong><span segoe=""><span>Exclusions:&nbsp;</span></span></strong><span segoe=""><span>Gratuities / Personal expenses /anything not mentioned above /</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;
Mykonos full day cruise approx 9 hours
<strong><span><span>ITINERARY:</span></span></strong><strong><span><span><span> South Coast of Mykonos &ndash; Dragonisi</span></span></span></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>We depart from Platys Gialos Port and sail at low speed to view the VIP beach of Psarou from a different perspective. We continue our trip towards Ornos Beach and end up at the last southwestern beach of Mykonos, known as Glyfadi. Then we speed up and sail past the famous southern beaches of Mykonos (Paranga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, Elia, KaloLivadi, Agia Anna, Kalafatis, Lia, and Fragia) and head off towards an isolated island called Dragonisi, reachable only by private yacht. There we stop off to enjoy a swim at a uniquely beautiful beach. Snorkelling gear is provided for those who are interested in exploring the beautiful underwater environment. On our way back we stop off at Agrari Beach for more swimming and snorkelling in the blue sea or water sports for the more athletic. Our trip ends at the port of Platys Gialos. One of the major advantages of this itinerary is that it is not affected by weather conditions as the yacht sails close to the coast.</span></span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span>Included:</span></span></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>An 8 to 9 hours cruise at Mykonos Island/ The fuel consumption for the aforementioned itinerary (1,5 cruising hours)/ a captain/ a multilingual crew member/ a bottle of wine per 4 persons/ Water &amp; a fruit salad/ Snorkeling equipment is provided on board,</span></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Not Included:</strong> Lunch, return transfer from port to hotel , any services not mentioned&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;
08/29/2023 11:00 AM 08/29/2023 06:00 PM
Soudha Bay (Chania)
08/30/2023 08:00 AM 08/30/2023 05:00 PM
Katakolon

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!

Katakolan - Olympia Tour, site of the Olympic Idea - 4 hours
Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer to the ship.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Olympia is situated in the quiet beautiful valley of the Alfios, in the territory of Pisatis. The setting, in great contrast with most Greek sites, is pastoral, green and lush. The ruins are shaded by evergreen oaks, Aleppo pines, poplars, and olive-trees. En route to Olympia, pass Pyrgos, the modern capital city of the province. Olympia was not a city, but a sacred precinct occupied exclusively by temples, dwellings for priests and officials, and public buildings in connection with the Pan-Hellenic games that were hosted there for more than a millennium. In 393 AD, the Christian Emperor Theodosius, in his crackdown of pagan festivals, closed the games and his successor had the temples destroyed. Later, the River Alfios changed its course to flow directly over the sanctuary where it remained buried under seven meters of sand and silt until the 1870s. A striking feature of the festival was the proclamation of the Ekecheiria, or Olympic Truce. Still more surprising was its almost universal observance, witness to the high prestige of the Olympic festival. Explore the archaeological site including the Stadium, the Temples of Zeus &amp; Hera, the Ancient Wrestling House, the Altar (where the Olympic Flame of the modern times is lit), the Roman Aqueduct, the guesthouse and the workshop of the Athenian sculptor, Pheidias.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Next, visit the museum and admire the sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, the statue of Nike Peonios, and the statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. The museum also includes a rich collection of statues of the Roman emperors and objects used or dedicated by the ancient competitors.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Duration: 4 hours approx.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Notes:<br />&#x0D; &bull; Sun protection is recommended<br />&#x0D; &bull; Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended<br />&#x0D; &bull; Bottle of water - recommended
08/31/2023 08:00 AM 08/31/2023 04:00 PM
At Sea
09/01/2023 09/01/2023
Trieste
09/02/2023 07:00 AM 09/02/2023 09:00 PM
At Sea
09/03/2023 09/03/2023
Dubrovnik

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!

Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic Walking Tour - 4 hours
Begin your day as you disembark and meet your expert local guide for an introduction to this wonderful city, proclaimed a city museum by UNESCO. The old city is cocooned inside a circuit of imposing city walls. Over a mile in length, the towering ramparts are a masterpiece of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Stroll along the beautifully-paved, main city promenade which dates back centuries and find the 14th-century Franciscan Monastery whose elegant cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites of the city. Also see the church of St Blaise, the remarkable Sponza Palace and the Rector&rsquo;s Palace before finishing your tour with superb views from atop the vast city walls.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights: </strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Discover the charming Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik, proclaimed a city museum by UNESCO, including the impressive city walls</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 4 Hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible</strong>: Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Dubrovnik&rsquo;s Gruz Port and the gates of Dubrovnik (no transport is required if guests tender into the Old Town harbour)</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert local guide for 4 hours in Dubrovnik</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions</strong>:&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik: Kayaking the Adriatic - 4 hours
You will be met today by your driver for the short drive to the beach in Dubrovnik in front of&nbsp;Lokrum Island for a privately guided kayaking expedition. Paddlers are rewarded with lovely views of the city from the island, the rugged coastline of caves. Paddle to a private cove camouflaged by coastal cliffs - the perfect spot to swim, snorkel and relax on the beach At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to the ship.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>The beautiful natural idyll of the Elaphite Islands</li>&#x0D; <li>A privately-guided kayak excursion with an expert kayak leader</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 4 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All necessary equipment for the kayak excursion</li>&#x0D; <li>Private transfers by luxury car or minivan between Dubrovnik and Zaton Bay</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions</strong>:&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik: Tastes of the Peljesac Peninsula - 6 hours
One of the finest coastal drives in Europe awaits you today as you journey with your private guide and driver along the Peljesac Peninsula to Mali Ston, where vast defensive walls are said to be second only in length to those in China. The inlet at Mali Ston offers the perfect environment for cultivating oysters so while here, why not take the opportunity to sample a fresh oyster right at the spot where they were pulled out of the sea.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; The unusual and harsh territory of Peljesac is also perfect for growing very high quality grapes and olives in very small quantities so this is the perfect place to visit to a small family winery. Though the cellar of the winery is located directly under the family home, the white and red wines produced here are well known throughout Croatia due to their high quality. Enjoy tastings of Croatian wine before returning past the salt pans of Ston to your cruise ship in Dubrovnik.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Sample some fresh oysters from the Inlet at Mali Ston</li>&#x0D; <li>Taste some fantastic Croatian wines, whose grapes were grown on the Peljesac peninsula</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 6 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Can Operate:</strong> Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Oyster and wine tastings</li>&#x0D; <li>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert local guide for 6 hours throughout the tour</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands by Private Motor Yacht - 8 hours
Stoked by the sun and cheered by the breeze, start your private boat tour around the beautiful Elaphite islands. This picturesque archipelago within the vicinity of Dubrovnik comprises 13 islands, islets and rocks. Abounding in lush subtropical vegetation of laurel, cypress and pine trees, and fragrant thyme and rosemary, the islands were formerly the favourite summer residence of the Dubrovnik aristocracy.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Discover the three largest islands in the group with your skipper. The island of Kolocep has an interior covered by dense pine forest while the inhabitants live in a quaint fishing village that stretches along the sandy beach. Continue to Lopud, dominated by its Franciscan Monastery and home to the beautiful Gjorgic-Mayneri Park. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll through the winding streets, swim on the Sunj beach and perhaps enjoy lunch in one of the excellent local restaurants. Later, visit Sipan, the largest of the islands where hillsides are decorated with numerous summer villas, Renaissance churches and baroque chapels. Return to Dubrovnik from here.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Explore the quaint island of Kolocep</li>&#x0D; <li>Visit the island of Lopud, home to the beautiful Gjorgic-Mayneri Park</li>&#x0D; <li>Spend time on Sipan, the largest of the islands</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 8 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Low<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Jeanneau Prestige 36 private motor yacht (or similar) with expert skipper</li>&#x0D; <li>Fuel and marina fees for the specified itinerary</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik pick up, bike tour, wine tasting and lunch in Konavle, 5 hours
<p><span>You will meet your guide at the meeting point for private transfer for Your biking, wine tasking and lunch experience in beautiful Konavle region.<br />&#x0D; After brief instruction by Your guide, You will start half day biking tour in picturesque Konavle region, Dubrovnik&rsquo;s inland. You will ride accompanied by a personal guide at a relaxed pace, stops are made every few kilometers on each place of interest. Along the river, You will pass by the old mils, presenting rich tradition of this region.<br />&#x0D; Through macadam roads and lush wood, You will continue toward a museum. You will visit a private ethnographic collection (in the house that is 400 years old). Next is visit to local family that produces homemade liqueurs, wine, dried figs and oil. There You will have a tasting of wine, liquors and local products (snack with homemade cheese, and bacon).<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Return to Dubrovnik. This is the end of our services. </span></p>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>&#x0D; <p>Biking and round transfers</p>&#x0D; </li>&#x0D; <li>Wine tasting</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal guide</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>up to 5h<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> No<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Wine Tasting</li>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Bikes</li>&#x0D; <li>Round transfers</li>&#x0D; <li>Snacks at local wine producer</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included: </strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik & Oysters Tasting, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik
<span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets and history of UNESCO&#39;s gem.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik with Your personal guide. Your sightseeing tour will begin with exploring the main street in Dubrovnik - Stradun (Placa). You will visit some of the most famous landmarks of Dubrovnik such as the Rector&#39;s Palace, Franciscan monastery, Palace Sponza, the Dubrovnik Cathedral, St. Blaise Church and many others.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After Your private tour, guide will escort You to the local oyster&#39;s bar where you will have presentation of oysters types with tasting and champagne. Your guide will suggest a restaurant for lunch on site depending on Your desires<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; This is the end of our services. </span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private sightseeing of Dubrovnik</li>&#x0D; <li>Oysters tasting</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Transfers with Mercedes E Class car</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>up to 3h<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong> Morning or evening<br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Yes<br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Oysters tasting</li>&#x0D; <li>Tickets for the museums</li>&#x0D; <li>Transfer to city center</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included: </strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik sightseeing, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik
<span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets and history of UNESCO&#39;s gem.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in &quot;Ragusa&quot; looked like. During this tour, You will understand the privileges the citizens of this magnificent city enjoyed. They had one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe dating back to the 14.ct, fountain with fresh water from one of the first water supply system and a developed care system for the old and poor citizens. Dubrovnik is over a thousand-year-old. Its history is visible in every part of this city.</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Highlights:&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Old Town of Dubrovnik</li>&#x0D; <li>Museums</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal guide</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Tour Duration: up to 3h<br />&#x0D; Tour can operate: Morning or evening<br />&#x0D; Wheelchair Accessible: Yes<br />&#x0D; Physical Activity Level: Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Inclusions:&nbsp;&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Dubrovnik card (you can choose from the following: Art Galley Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik city walls,&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Dulcic-Masle-Pulitika Gallery, Marin Drzic House, Maritime museum, Natural History Museum, Rector&rsquo;s Palace and Rupe Ethnographic Museum)&nbsp;</li>&#x0D; <li>transfer to city center</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Not Included:&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik & Wine tasting, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik
<span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets and history of UNESCO&#39;s gem enriched with wine presentation and tasting.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Your personal guide will reveal to You secrets and history of UNESCO&#39;s gem. Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in &quot;Ragusa&quot; looked like.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; During this tour, You will understand the privileges the citizens of this magnificent city enjoyed.&nbsp; Following the tour, you will continue on to wine tasting with snacks at one of the finest Wine bars in Dubrovnik.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; This is the end of our services. </span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Highlights:</span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Old Town of Dubrovnik</li>&#x0D; <li>Museums</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Transfers with Mercedes E Class car</li>&#x0D; <li>Wine tasting</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span>Tour Duration: up to 3h</span><br />&#x0D; <span>Tour can operate: Morning or evening</span><br />&#x0D; <span>Wheelchair Accessible: Yes</span><br />&#x0D; <span>Physical Activity Level: Light</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Inclusions:&nbsp;</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Tickets to preferred museums</li>&#x0D; <li>Wine tasting</li>&#x0D; <li>One way transfer to city center</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Not Included:</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik & Game of thrones, full day, from Dubrovnik
<p><span>You will meet Your personal English-speaking driver and guide at the harbor of Dubrovnik for Your transfer&nbsp;&nbsp; to Arboretum botanical garden &ndash; first stop of filming locations<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; On this tour, You will see the Dubrovnik locations used in the hit TV series &lsquo;Game of Thrones&rsquo;. You will climb the city walls, picturing the bloody battles from the TV series, and visit Lovrijenac Fortress to learn about the evil exploits of King Joffrey. Follow in the footsteps of Arya Stark and hear insider gossip galore about the popular series. See the sights of King&rsquo;s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Your day will start with visiting the Arboretum early in the morning.&nbsp; This magical botanical garden doubles up as the beautiful gardens of King&rsquo;s landing and is one of the major filming locations of the Game of Thrones TV show. These are the gardens where main protagonists weave their plots and exchange secrets at King&#39;s Landing.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Next step is return to the city, on Pile gate for tour of the city. Several scenes have been filmed at Pile Bay. &nbsp;The base of Minceta Tower was used as the exterior of House of Undying in the town of Qarth. It is the place where Daenerys Targaryen walks around trying to find the entrance into the House of Undying looking for her stolen dragons in season two.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Fort Lovrijenac doubles as the Red Keep in King&rsquo;s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Lots of the scenes are filmed at this Fort including the tournament thrown in honor of King Joffrey&rsquo;s name day in season two. &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After visiting Lovrijenac fortress and city tour (including the walls) You will continue towards Lokrum with a public boat. The Game of Thrones production team used the island of Lokrum as a stand-in for the city of Qarth near the Jade Sea, which is visited by Daenerys Targaryen in season two. </span></p>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Highlights:&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Become part of Game of Thrones series</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Pile</li>&#x0D; <li>Arboretum</li>&#x0D; <li>Lokrum Island</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Tour Duration: full day<br />&#x0D; Tour can operate: Morning<br />&#x0D; Wheelchair Accessible: No<br />&#x0D; Physical Activity Level: Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Inclusions:&nbsp;&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Transfers</li>&#x0D; <li>Private guide</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Not Included:&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik pick up, Peljesac wine & oyster story, 5 hours
<p><span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to Ston. Your private tour will include exploring beautiful Peljesac peninsula with Oysters and Wine tasting.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Today You will embark on private, gourmand tour that will take You to Peljesac peninsula, a place that is famous worldwide for its red wines and oysters. This area is You will known for two things; the longest European city walls that are still standing and old salt works. Your tour will start with drive along the coast to the small town called Ston.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After short walking tour through narrow streets of Ston, You will continue on to village Ponikve where You will visit local wine producer. Following wine tasting and introducing with wine production in this area, You will continue driving back to Mali Ston. There You will embark on the small boat for a short sailing on the bay. You will sail to the oyster beds where You will taste oysters, mussels and local wine grape of the board of the boat<br />&#x0D; This is end of the tour. Return to your cruiser.</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Return to Dubrovnik. This is the end of our services.&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <span>Highlights:</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Ston tour</li>&#x0D; <li>Dubrovnik sightseeing</li>&#x0D; <li>Wine and oyster tasting</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Transfers with Mercedes E Class car</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span>Tour Duration: up to 5h</span><br />&#x0D; <span>Tour can operate: Morning</span><br />&#x0D; <span>Wheelchair Accessible: No</span><br />&#x0D; <span>Physical Activity Level: Moderate</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Inclusions:&nbsp;</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Wine, oysters and mussels tasting</li>&#x0D; <li>Round transfers</li>&#x0D; <li>Private guide</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span>Not Included:</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Tickets for museums</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik pick up, Kayak safari tour, 4 hours
<span>Your personal English-speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Your day will start with a unique experience that will allow You to actively enjoy and explore the natural beauty of the Dalmatian coast. Traveling by kayak gives You an intimate and more private insight of this UNESCO gem.&nbsp; This private tour starts with a transfer to Banje beach. Upon arrival Your guide will teach You how to use the paddles. As soon as you feel ready You will start paddling in the direction of the old harbor and the Old Town city walls.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; The next route is around the island of Lokrum where You will have a short stop in a cave on the island.&nbsp; There You will have a 1-hour break from the paddling for some sightseeing on your own, swimming, hiking on the island or snorkeling. After that You will continue back to the coast and Banje beach.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Return to Your Cruiser in Dubrovnik. This is the end of our services.</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Highlights:&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Kayaking tour with beautiful scenery</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal guide</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Tour Duration: up to 4h<br />&#x0D; Tour can operate: Morning or evening<br />&#x0D; Wheelchair Accessible: No<br />&#x0D; Physical Activity Level: Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Inclusions:&nbsp;&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Kayaks</li>&#x0D; <li>Round transfers</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Not Included:&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik pick up, Dubrovnik and silk experience, 5 hours
<span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor for private transfer to a city center. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in &quot;Ragusa&quot; looked like. During this tour, You will understand the privileges the citizens of this magnificent city enjoyed.<br />&#x0D; They had one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe dating back to the 14.ct, fountain with fresh water from one of the first water supply system and a developed care system for the old and poor citizens. Dubrovnik is over a thousand-year-old. It&rsquo;s history is visible in every part of this city. Dubrovnik is on UNESCO&#39;s list of cultural heritages and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After You sightseeing of Dubrovnik You will meet Your professional personal driver for unique experience. Today You will enjoy in demonstration of how silk is made (including traditional cake). You will be transferred to little village called Gruda where You will meet a wonderful person which does her best to save the heritage in Tailoring and Silk making of Dubrovnik. Demonstration of how silk is made and cake (included)</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Personal driver</li>&#x0D; <li>Personal silk demonstration</li>&#x0D; <li>Cake&nbsp;</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:&nbsp;</strong><span>up to 6h</span><br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong><span>&nbsp;Morning</span><br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong><span>&nbsp;No</span><br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong><span>&nbsp;Moderate</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Personal guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Cake and personal demonstration</li>&#x0D; <li>Round transfers</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; <li>Tickets</li>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik pick up, Car&driver on disposal, 6 hours
<span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.&nbsp;</span><span>You will have car and driver at Your disposal for 6h. We suggest You to visit Cavtat, Konavle or Ston</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Personal driver</li>&#x0D; <li>Flexible tour</li>&#x0D; <li>Mercedes&nbsp; E class or Mercedes Viano</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:&nbsp;</strong><span>up to 6h</span><br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong><span>&nbsp;Morning</span><br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong><span>&nbsp;No</span><br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong><span>&nbsp;Light</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Personal driver</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Buggy tour and sightseing of Dubrovnik
<p class="Body"><span><span>You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Dubrovnik harbor for Your transfer to city center. There You will meet with Your private guide for Your sightseeing tour </span></span><br />&#x0D; <span>Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in &quot;Ragusa&quot; looked like. Dubrovnik is over a thousand-year-old. Its history is visible in every part of this city. Dubrovnik is on UNESCO&#39;s list of cultural heritages and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After the sightseeing tour Your guide will escort You to the cable car. On top Your buggy instructor will be waiting for You for Your exciting buggy sightseeing tour.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Prepare to be amazed by the spectacular views and wilderness just 5 minutes from the Old town of Dubrovnik. After the tour introduction, start Your engines and get off the beaten track in our 2-seater buggies. You will have the opportunity to see parts of Dubrovnik&rsquo;s surroundings rarely seen by its visitors. In this 1-hour expedition You will have the opportunity to explore the Imperial Fortress, the War museum or simply enjoy the views of Dubrovnik on the terrace of one the most amazing belvederes in Croatia.</span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p class="Body"><br />&#x0D; Highlights:</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>unique sightseeing experience&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Personal guide</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>cable car&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>buggy ride experience&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Tour Duration: up to 4h<br />&#x0D; Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon<br />&#x0D; Wheelchair Accessible: No<br />&#x0D; Physical Activity Level: Easy<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Inclusions:&nbsp;&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>Private guide</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Cable car round transfers</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Buggy ride</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span><span>Tickets for cable card</span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Not Included:&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Tickets for the museums</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p class="Body"><span calibri=""><o:p></o:p></span></p>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik tour and Coral factory
<p class="Body"><span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets and history of UNESCO&#39;s gem enriched with the visit to the Clara coral shop and manufacture.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik with Your personal guide. Your sightseeing tour will begin with exploring the main street in Dubrovnik - Stradun (Placa).<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; You will visit some of the most famous landmarks of Dubrovnik. As a break, You will stop in &ldquo;Clara Stones&rdquo; workshop, wonderful jewelry shop where You will have a private demonstration of how jewelers make beautiful jewelry from a rude coral; and please, feel free to try making something Yourself!<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; This is the end of our services. </span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Highlights:</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>Sightseeing experience&nbsp;</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>Personal guide</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>Demonstration of coral jewelry production&nbsp;</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Transfer to city center</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Tour Duration: up to 3h<br />&#x0D; Tour can operate: Morning or evening<br />&#x0D; Wheelchair Accessible: No<br />&#x0D; Physical Activity Level: Easy<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Inclusions:&nbsp;&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>Private guide</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Demonstration of coral jewelry production</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>Transfer to city center</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Tickets to preferred museums</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Not Included:&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Lunch</li>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p class="Body"><span calibri=""><o:p></o:p></span></p>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik tour with emphasis on Jewish Heritage
<span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets, history of UNESCO&#39;s gem and Jewish heritage.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in &quot;Ragusa&quot; looked like. During this tour You will understand the privileges the citizens of this magnificent city enjoyed. They had one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe dating back to the 14.ct, fountain with fresh water from one of the first water supply system and a developed care system for the old and poor citizens.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; This is the end of our services. </span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span>Highlights:</span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>unique sightseeing experience&nbsp;</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>Personal guide</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>transfer to city center</span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> Tour Duration: up to 3h<br />&#x0D; Tour can operate: Morning or evening<br />&#x0D; Wheelchair Accessible: No<br />&#x0D; Physical Activity Level: Easy<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Inclusions:&nbsp;</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>Private guide</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>tickets for the museums (Art Galley Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik city walls, Dulcic-Masle-Pulitika Gallery, Marin Drzic House, Maritime museum, Natural History Museum, Rector&rsquo;s Palace and Rupe Ethnographic Museum)</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> Not Included:</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>Lunch</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>Tips</span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; &nbsp;
Dubrovnik Cooking class
<span><span>Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. This tour will take You to the home of local family in Konavle where You will learn the history and tradition of the region through cooking class.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After scenic drive from Dubrovnik we reach Konavle, Your hosts will welcome You with traditional liqueurs and figs made in their own production. Next, they will show You through their beautiful property and the garden. Here You will pick up traditional vegetables and fruits. Obtaining the necessary ingredients for preparing the traditional meals, dishes and refreshments cooking class becomes a very fun journey. The class will end with a tasteful traditional meal in which You will all enjoy together like a traditional family.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Upon interesting culinary experience Your tour continues to visit of famous Sokol Tower, the most impressive medieval remains in the Dubrovnik area, which offers an impressive view of the magnificent landscapes of Konavle in their full beauty.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Return to Dubrovnik.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Highlights:</span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Unique gastronomy experience&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Off the beaten track&nbsp;</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Local way of life</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Tour Duration: up to 5h<br />&#x0D; Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon<br />&#x0D; Wheelchair Accessible: Yes<br />&#x0D; Physical Activity Level: Easy<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span>Inclusions:&nbsp;</span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>traditional lunch and entrance for Sokol Tower</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>guided culinary and history tour</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Round transfers</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; Not Included:&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Tips</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p class="Body"><span><span><i><span>* Please let us know: if You have any food dislikes or allergies&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></i></span></span><i><span calibri=""><o:p></o:p></span></i></p>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; &nbsp;
Magic gastro and history experience in Dubrovnik
<div class="Body"><span><span>Let yourself be taken on a magical ride where the history, culture and main town attractions of this UNESCO protected gem will be highlighted. The tour will take you to five different points, all with the purpose of illustrating local traditions and typical regional ingredients and contemporary views of historical specialties<span>. </span><br />&#x0D; During this gastronomy journey, you will get to know the most famous sites of Dubrovnik, beginning with some basic info on the city, followed by visits to the mentioned monuments and restaurants along the way. <span>In the coastal regions of&nbsp;Croatia,&nbsp;the cuisine has a Mediterranean flavor, with lots of olive oil used in the preparation of fish and seafood.</span>&nbsp;For meat lovers there are all kinds of meat baked under a baking lid - <em>peka</em>. Discover different regions of south Croatia by tasting corresponding signature wines.</span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div class="Body"><br />&#x0D; <span>Highlights:</span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>Unique gastro sightseeing experience&nbsp;</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>Private guide</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>Local food&nbsp;</span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span>Tour Duration: up to 3-4h<br />&#x0D; Tour can operate: Morning or evening<br />&#x0D; Wheelchair Accessible: No<br />&#x0D; Physical Activity Level: Easy<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Inclusions:&nbsp;</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>private guide</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>drinks and food consumption in 5 restaurants</span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>transfer from Gruz harbor to town center</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> Not Included:</span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span>Tips</span></li>&#x0D; <li><span>Return transfer</span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p class="Body"><span calibri=""><o:p></o:p></span></p>&#x0D;
Dubrovnik: Cooking Class in the Konavle Valley - 6 hours
Journey to the heart of the Konavle Valley accompanied by your private guide and driver. Situated just inside the hinterlands near Dubrovnik, this area is known for its carefully-preserved folk customs, rich national costumes and cuisine.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; On arrival in one of the typical villages of the region, receive a warm welcome from your host who chats to you about local life in the area while you try some homemade liquors and pastries. Your host shows you how to prepare delicious homemade bread before you head out into the garden in order to collect the necessary ingredients for your cooking class. You even have the opportunity to milk a goat in order to have fresh milk and cheese for your selected dish.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Afterwards, enjoy the fruits of your labour as you tuck in to the meal you have helped prepare all together before returning to your cruise ship.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Discover the rural traditions of the Dalmatian&nbsp; countryside</li>&#x0D; <li>Learn the secrets of the delicious local cuisine with a private cooking class</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 6 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible</strong>: Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Easy<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert local guide throughout (6 hours)</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
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Sarande
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Katakolon

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!

Katakolan - Olympia Tour, site of the Olympic Idea - 4 hours
Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer to the ship.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Olympia is situated in the quiet beautiful valley of the Alfios, in the territory of Pisatis. The setting, in great contrast with most Greek sites, is pastoral, green and lush. The ruins are shaded by evergreen oaks, Aleppo pines, poplars, and olive-trees. En route to Olympia, pass Pyrgos, the modern capital city of the province. Olympia was not a city, but a sacred precinct occupied exclusively by temples, dwellings for priests and officials, and public buildings in connection with the Pan-Hellenic games that were hosted there for more than a millennium. In 393 AD, the Christian Emperor Theodosius, in his crackdown of pagan festivals, closed the games and his successor had the temples destroyed. Later, the River Alfios changed its course to flow directly over the sanctuary where it remained buried under seven meters of sand and silt until the 1870s. A striking feature of the festival was the proclamation of the Ekecheiria, or Olympic Truce. Still more surprising was its almost universal observance, witness to the high prestige of the Olympic festival. Explore the archaeological site including the Stadium, the Temples of Zeus &amp; Hera, the Ancient Wrestling House, the Altar (where the Olympic Flame of the modern times is lit), the Roman Aqueduct, the guesthouse and the workshop of the Athenian sculptor, Pheidias.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Next, visit the museum and admire the sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, the statue of Nike Peonios, and the statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. The museum also includes a rich collection of statues of the Roman emperors and objects used or dedicated by the ancient competitors.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Duration: 4 hours approx.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Notes:<br />&#x0D; &bull; Sun protection is recommended<br />&#x0D; &bull; Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended<br />&#x0D; &bull; Bottle of water - recommended
09/06/2023 08:00 AM 09/06/2023 08:00 PM
At Sea
09/07/2023 09/07/2023
Naples

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!

Naples: Food Tour of Naples - 4 hours
Along with your expert guide, head into the heart of the historic centre of Naples and explore one of Naples&rsquo; best food markets. Your guide will lead you through the market stalls and shops, where you can sample some of the delicious local specialties. Continue along the alleys of the historic city centre to discover the most picturesque corners of Naples. Sites include the Greek ruins of Bellini square, the street of music (San Biagio dei Librai), San Gregorio Armeno street (famous for shops selling nativity scenes), Decumani and old churches decorated in Rococo style.<br />&#x0D; Stop for a wine tasting in one of the most famous wine shops in the city before the highlight of your tour: lunch in one of the world&rsquo;s oldest pizzerias! Naples is the birthplace of the pizza. The Naples pizza margherita features a soft yet satisfyingly chewy base, all puffed up and charred at the edges, the merest smear of tomato sauce, the odd dot of mozzarella and a few basil leaves. Not to be missed is the pizza fritta - the original pizza and unique to Naples - a deep fried pizza filled with ricotta cheese. Heaven on a plate!<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Sample some delicious specialities at one of Naples&#39; best food markets</li>&#x0D; <li>Visit one of the world&#39;s oldest pizzerias for lunch</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 4 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate: </strong>Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Low<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;An expert local guide (4 hours)<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Entrance fees<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All taxes<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Wine tasting and pizza<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Gratuities
Naples: The City of Naples - 8 hours
Naples&#39; historic city centre is the largest in Europe, covering 4,200 acres and enclosing 27 centuries of history. One of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world with Bronze Age Greek settlements dating back to the second millennium BC, the area was re-founded as Ne&aacute;polis (&lsquo;new city&rsquo;) in the sixth century BC, becoming a lynchpin of Magna Graecia and playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Explore Naples today with your expert guide. Highlights include the Spaccanapoli district, the magnificent Duomo cathedral, the Cappella Sansevero with its virtuosic sculptural masterpiece the Cristo Velato, as well as lesser-known gems such as the San Giovanni a Carbonara. Today&rsquo;s tour encompasses artistic-historic treasures and plenty of local colour. Along the way, enjoy a bite of Naples&rsquo; famous street food &lsquo;frittura&rsquo;, a sinfully delicious mix of deep fried aubergines (eggplant), zucchini, mozzarella, arancini (rice croquettes), cauliflower, or potato croquettes.<br />&#x0D; Continue your sightseeing tour in the historic centre of Naples. Visit the Castel Nuovo, the imposing medieval structure built by the Angevins to defend the city. You may also wish to visit the adjoining Palazzo Reale (The Royal Palace Museum and Royal apartments), built in the 17th century. The magnificently decorated halls and rooms contain the original Bourbon furnishings, paintings, statues and porcelain. Enjoy a panoramic drive to reach the magnificent Carthusian Monastery, the Certosa di San Martino situated on Vomero Hill, where you may visit the luxuriously decorated Baroque Style church.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Try Naples&#39; famous street food as your guide shows you the historic sights of Italy</li>&#x0D; <li>Visit the medieval Castel Nuovo, whose magnificently decorated rooms contain original Bourbon furnishings, paintings and statues</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 8 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Low<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;An expert local guide (8 hours)<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Entrance fees<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All taxes<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Gratuities
Naples: Historic Pompeii & Vesuvius - 9 hours
Travel outside Naples today for an excursion to Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, enjoy a walking tour of this once opulent town. The extensive and varied ruins of Pompeii now provide us with a rich history of life at the time of the Roman Empire. Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 BC, this dugout treasure represents an amazing day trip for children and adults alike. On view are temples, forums, amphitheatres, a brothel and the casts of those killed by the falling ash and pumice stone.<br />&#x0D; Mount Vesuvius &ndash; 1281 meters high &ndash; was brought into volcanological history after the eruption of 79 BC, when it destroyed the towns and thousands of residents of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum. Climb till the summit of the &lsquo;mount&rsquo; this afternoon with your guide and admire the splendid views across the Bay of Naples. Lose yourself admiring its slopes, once covered with vineyards and woods that nowadays provide a spectacular backdrop for the bustling town below.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>The ruins of Pompeii provide an unparalleled window into life during the Roman Empire</li>&#x0D; <li>Climb to the summit of Mount Vesuvius to admire views across the Bay of Naples</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 9 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Low<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;An expert local guide (8 hours)<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Entrance fees<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All taxes<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong><br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs<br />&#x0D; &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Gratuities
09/08/2023 08:00 AM 09/08/2023 06:00 PM
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
<div>Your driver will meet you at Civitavecchia today to transfer into Rome where you will be met by your expert local guide.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>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&#39;s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. At the centre of the Vatican lies the vast Basilica of St. Paul, the world&rsquo;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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <em>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.</em><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights: </strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Tour some of Rome&#39;s most iconic sites including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum</li>&#x0D; <li>Explore the impressive museum collections in the Vatican City and the breath-taking masterpiece that is Michelangelo&#39;s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel</li>&#x0D; <li>Spend time in the Basilica of St. Paul, the largest church in the world</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong>Tour Duration: </strong>8 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions</strong>:</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to Colosseum, Imperial Forum and Vatican Museums</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>&#x0D; <div><strong>Exclusions</strong>:</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours
<div>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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>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.</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>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&rsquo;s most illustrious families. Believed to be the largest privately owned Palace in Rome, the Doria Pamphilj&rsquo;s vast private art collection is still held here.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Visit the church of San Clemente and discover its fascinating history</li>&#x0D; <li>Explore the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, a majestic royal residence of one of Rome&rsquo;s most illustrious families, which houses a vast private art collection</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 8 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to San Clemente and Doria Pamphilij</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>&#x0D; <div><strong>Exclusions:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours
<div>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&rsquo;s best loved food with tastings of gelato, Sicilian pastries, Jewish delicacies, meats and wine.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Uncover Rome&#39;s bohemian quarter, along with tastings of Italy&#39;s best loved delicacies&nbsp;</li>&#x0D; <li>Car and driver at your disposal to discover Rome</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong>Tour Duration: </strong>8 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level</strong>: Low&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert local guide (3 hours)</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; <li>Food and wine tastings</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>&#x0D; <div><strong>Exclusions:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours
<div>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 &ldquo;seven hills&rdquo; 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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>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. &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; 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&rsquo;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&#39;s enigmatic &lsquo;Sacred and Profane Love&rsquo; and the striking sculptures by Bernini and Canova during this fabulous visit. Return to Civitavecchia from here.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Travel out to Capitoline Hill and visit one of the oldest museum complexes in the world</li>&#x0D; <li>Visit Villa Borghese, home to a collection of sculptures and paintings that are among the most important in Italy</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 8 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate:</strong> Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to the Capitoline Museums and Villa Borghese</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>&#x0D; <div><strong>Exclusions:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
09/09/2023 07:00 AM 09/09/2023 09:00 PM
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: Cycling Lucca's Medieval Walls - 5 hours
<div>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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;</div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Walking tour through the streets of Lucca, a beautifully preserved Tuscan town</li>&#x0D; <li>Cycle along the city walls, admiring the incredible views&nbsp;</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong>Tour Duration: </strong>5 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can Operate: </strong>Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Moderate<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert English-speaking guide in Lucca (3 hours)</li>&#x0D; <li>Bicycle rental</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div>&#x0D; <div><strong>Exclusions:</strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Livorno: Chianti Countryside & Wine Tasting - 8 hours
<p>Meet your guide and driver at the pier side of Livorno for a full day of discovery in the Chianti region of Tuscany.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Here you will be met by your guide for a tour of the vineyards and, of course, tastings of their fine red wines.<br />&#x0D; 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.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Casanova Winery<br />&#x0D; San Gimignano<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>8 hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Can Operate: </strong>Morning<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible: </strong>Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Low<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Luxury car or minivan at disposal during the tour</li>&#x0D; <li>An English-speaking guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to the Casanova winery</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
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&rsquo;s most famous landmark; the splendid Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore).<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; At the Galleria dell&#39; Accademia, the world&rsquo;s most celebrated statue awaits you. Marvel at Michelangelo&#39;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.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After lunch at leisure, return to Livorno stopping briefly in Pisa to admire the famous Leaning Tower.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Florence&#39;s Duomo</li>&#x0D; <li>Galleria dell&#39;Accademia</li>&#x0D; <li>Piazza della Signoria</li>&#x0D; <li>Leaning Tower of Pisa</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong>Tour Duration: </strong>8 hours</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong>Tour Can Operate: Morning</strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level: </strong>Low</p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><strong>Inclusions: </strong></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert English-speaking guide in Florence (3 hours)</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to the Galleria dell&#39;Accademia</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Exclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
09/10/2023 08:00 AM 09/10/2023 08:00 PM
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

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!

VilleFranche- Shore Excursion - Discovery of Saint-Paul de Vence, Haut de Cagnes & Gourdon - 8 hours
<span><span><span><span>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 Saint Paul de vence, Haut de Cagnes &amp; Gourdon.</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; HIGH LIGHTS</span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Saint Paul de Vence</span></span></strong><span><span><span>, built on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by its ramparts built on the order of Francois 1<sup>st</sup>, St Paul is certainly one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. </span></span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span><span>Then enjoy a visit of&nbsp;<strong>Haut de Cagnes</strong></span>, a medieval quarter full of tiny streets, stairs, little restaurants and old houses that gradually descend down and blend with the modern lower city. </span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Gourdon</span></span></strong><span><span>&nbsp;<span>clings to the summit of a breathtakingly steep cliff at a height of 760 m and offers an unobstructed view of the Gorges du Loup and the Mediterranean. Clustered behind an imposing castle surrounded by gardens that were designed by Le N&ocirc;tre, the old houses have been well preserved and restored in this lively village where craftspeople are a driving force.</span></span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> <span> <span><span>End of the tour at your ship</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: 8 hours</strong><br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> <u>NO</u><br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> <u>Light</u><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span>Package includes</span></span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- &nbsp;Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port<br />&#x0D; - &nbsp;English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- All entrance fees&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- All tax and Vat&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span><span>Does not include</span></span></span></u></strong><span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Lunch&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Gratuities&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Travel insurance and personal expenses&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span><span>Departure dates</span></span></span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- All day, all year - except for French Bank Holidays, contact us for those dates</span></span></span></span>
VilleFranche - Shore Excursion - Discovery of Nice, Eze & Monaco - 8 hours
<span><span><span><span>Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and&nbsp;depart for a visit of Nice, Eze &amp; Monaco.</span></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span><strong>HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></span></span></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Nice</span></span></strong><span><span><span>,&nbsp;the fifth largest city in France, acts as a magnet attracting people from all over the world, for a multitude of reasons. Elegant and simple, Nice&#39;s charm comes from its exceptional climate as well as its beauty. Even in the winter the caf&eacute; terraces are filled with people happily drinking and contemplating the ultra-famous Promenade des Anglais.&nbsp; Always in flower this wonderful walk follows along the bay, looking out onto the Baie des Anges and the beaches on one side, and on the other such luxury hotels as the Negresco.</span></span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span><span>From Nice, take the Corniche road to&nbsp;<strong>Eze</strong>, a medieval village perched like an eagles nest on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. </span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Monaco</span></span></strong><span><span><span>,&nbsp;one of those magic glamorous places that have a worldwide reputation, is situated on the French Riviera between Cap d&#39;Ail and Menton, just a few kilometers from the Italian Riviera&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> <span> <span><span>End of the tour at your ship</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: 8 hours</strong><br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> <u>NO</u><br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> <u>Light</u><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span>Package includes</span></span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port<br />&#x0D; - &nbsp;English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- All entrance fees&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- All tax and Vat&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span><span>Does not include</span></span></span></u></strong><span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Lunch&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Gratuities&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Travel insurance and personal expenses&nbsp;</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span><span>Departure dates</span></span></span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- All day, all year - except for French Bank Holidays, contact us for those dates</span></span></span></span>
09/11/2023 07:00 AM 09/11/2023 11:00 PM
Toulon

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!

Toulon - Shore excursion Aix en Provence - 8 hours -
<div>&#x0D; <p><span><span><span><span>Meet your private English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and depart for Aix en Provence. </span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span>Aix</span></span></strong>&nbsp;<span><span>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.&nbsp;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&rsquo; bursting with flowers, ancient fountains and shaded narrow streets.</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <span><span>Discerning shoppers might instead choose the elegant boutiques in the quartier Mazarin, richest and most exclusive quarter of what is a considerably wealthy town.</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <span><span>Lunch is at your leisure; your guide will suggest the best place to have lunch depending on your taste and requirements.</span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <span><span>End of the tour at your ship </span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: 8 hours</strong><br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> <u>NO</u><br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> <u>Light</u></span></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span>Package Include</span></span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Hotel.<br />&#x0D; - English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Entrance fee to C&eacute;zanne workshop</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- All tax and Vat</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span>Does not include</span></span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Lunch</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Gratuities</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- Travel insurance and personal expenses</span></span><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span><span>Departure dates</span></span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>All day, all year - except&nbsp; during French Bank holidays - rate on request&nbsp; for those dates</span></span></p>&#x0D; </div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div></div>&#x0D;
Toulon - Shore Excursion - Green Provence - 8 hours
<span><span><span><span>Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and&nbsp;depart for a </span></span><span>&nbsp;visit of the Green Provence</span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span>HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</span></span></strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong><span>Enjoy a visit and wine tasting at Le Clos du Pavillon estate.</span></strong><br />&#x0D; <span>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 </span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong><span>Enjoy lunch at Abbaye de la Celle. (To be paid on site)</span></strong><br />&#x0D; <span>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...</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong><span>After lunch, enjoy a wine tasting at Chateau Margui.</span></strong><br />&#x0D; <span>A new gem in the Coteaux Varois en Provence AOC, that has produced wine for centuries, Marg&uuml;i fell into oblivion in 1970. Coming back to life in year 2000, it quickly expressed its impetuous personality: 2003, Ch&acirc;teau Marg&uuml;i&#39;s first vintage, turned out to be very successful.&nbsp;</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span><span>End of the tour at your ship</span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> <span> &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: 8 hours</strong><br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> <u>NO</u><br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> <u>Light</u><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span>Package includes</span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span><span>- &nbsp;Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port<br />&#x0D; - &nbsp;English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- 2 private wine tasting&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- All tax and Vat</span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span>Does not include</span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span>- Lunch</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- Gratuities</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- Travel Insurance and personal expenses</span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span>Departure dates</span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;- All day, all year - except during French Bank holidays - rate on request for those dates</span></span></span></span>
Toulon Shore Excursion Marseille & Private Calanques Cruise - 8 hours
<span><span><span>Meet your private English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and depart for Marseille including the MuCEM, a museum devoted to European and Mediterranean civilizations.</span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Highlights:</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong>Marseille</strong></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> <span> <span>While in Marseilles, you&rsquo;ll discover&nbsp;<strong>la Canebi&egrave;re</strong>, the historic high street and city&#39;s main thoroughfare at the end of which you&rsquo;ll find&nbsp;<strong>le Vieux Port</strong>&nbsp;(Old Port) Marseille&rsquo;s natural harbor and popular site to visit. Explore the&nbsp;<strong>Palais Longchamp</strong>&nbsp;which houses chateau d&rsquo;eau, Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum Natural History. You&rsquo;ll also visit the&nbsp;<strong>Marseille Cathedral</strong>&nbsp;and Panier Hill and then onto&nbsp;<strong>Notre Dame de la Garde</strong>&nbsp;located on the highest natural point in Marseille. From here you will you have the most beautiful view of the harbor and its two forts that stand on by its entrance, Saint-Jean and Saint-Nicolas.</span></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong>Cassis &amp; Corniche Road</strong></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> <span><span>You will then go down towards&nbsp;<strong>La Corniche</strong>, picturesque seaside roadway that meanders along the Mediterranean coast to Cassis&nbsp;</span></span></span>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><strong>Private Calanque Cruise</strong></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <span> <span><span>After lunch at your leisure, you will e</span>njoy a cruise in the calanques in the afternoon on a small private boat with English speaking skipper. The&nbsp;<strong>calanques</strong>&nbsp;were formed by rivers flowing into the sea, submerged eons ago by the rising level of the Mediterranean.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <span>End of the tour at your ship&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: 8 hours</strong><br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> <u>NO</u><br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> <u>Light</u><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span>Package includes</span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span>- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port<br />&#x0D; -&nbsp;English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- 03h private cruise on the calanques on a small luxury yacht, with English speaking skipper, soft drinks and snorkeling material</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- Entrance fee to Marseilles MUCEM</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- All tax and Vat</span><br />&#x0D; <span>&nbsp;</span><br />&#x0D; <strong><u><span>Does not include</span></u></strong><br />&#x0D; <span>- Lunch</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- Gratuities</span><br />&#x0D; <span>- Travel Insurance and personal expenses</span></span></span>
09/12/2023 09:00 AM 09/12/2023 06:00 PM
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: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter
<p><span><span><strong>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.</strong><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>4 hour tour<br />&#x0D; Morning or afternoon tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Moderate physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; La Ribera quarter was in Roman times a place for country homes. In the 6<sup>th</sup> century, the area was dominated by a Christian necropolis. The first monastery was raised here in the 11<sup>th</sup> century. In the 13<sup>th</sup> century it was a busy tradesmen&rsquo;s district and Passeig del Born was Barcelona&rsquo; s main square from the 13<sup>th</sup> to the 18<sup>th</sup> centuries. Jousting tournaments, executions and other public entertainments took place in the Middle Ages.<br />&#x0D; The Santa Mar&iacute;a 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.<br />&#x0D; The&nbsp;Palau de la M&uacute;sica Catalana&nbsp;was built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect&nbsp;Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech i Montaner&nbsp;and it is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a&nbsp;World Heritage Site by&nbsp;UNESCO&nbsp;(4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; The Santa Caterina market building was constructed on the former site of the&nbsp;Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name.&nbsp;The refurbishment of Barcelona&rsquo;s first covered food market by the architectural practice of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue was completed in 2005. The food market&nbsp;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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; Inaugurated in 1963, the Picasso Museum not only owns the most important and exhaustive collection of the works of art from Pablo Picasso&#39;s youth and period of training but also holds temporary exhibitions of other artists related to this artistic figurehead.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters
<p><span><span><span><strong>A walking tour through the gothic and Jewish quarters of the city with the San Felipe Neri and Santa Maria del Pi churches, Pla&ccedil;a del Rei, Palau Reial Major, Pla&ccedil;a Reial, Sant Jaume square, roman ruins, City Hall, Governor Palace and a visit to the gothic cathedral and the old synagogue.</strong></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>4 hour tour<br />&#x0D; Morning or afternoon tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Moderate physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span>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&#39;s impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d&acute;Ardiaca. The Pla&ccedil;a del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa &Aacute;gata. The Pla&ccedil;a Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.<br />&#x0D; <span>The oldest</span>&nbsp;<span>synagogue in Europe dating back to 1306 is in Barcelona. </span>The site of the older Call of Barcelona &ndash;the Call Major&ndash; is located between l&rsquo;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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion
<p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></strong></p>&#x0D; <strong>5 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Light physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 Dal&iacute;. 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. </font></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion
<p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Drive along the highway to visit this important medieval city, with the Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc &ccedil;a 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. </font></strong></p>&#x0D; <strong>7 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Light physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port&nbsp;</strong><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals or other services not specified.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The so-called &quot;City of the Four Rivers&quot;, shows us a historic centre dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. Inside the walled enclosure of &quot;La For&ccedil;a Vella&quot; you can find the culiminating works of its historical destiny. One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the historic centre from the modern city. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Set in this walled enclosure (La For&ccedil;a 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Girona has other key pieces of religious architecture, like the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. The convent of Sant Dom&eacute;nech, 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 For&ccedil;a 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 &quot;group of narrow streets&quot;. 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&#39;s main body was formed by tradesmen and craftsmen: tailors, shoemakers, weavers, barbers, furriers, blacksmiths, goldsmiths and silversmiths opened their workshops in the Call&acute;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 &ccedil;a 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion
<p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Drive along the highway to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc &ccedil;a Porta jewish center, the arab baths &amp; the gothic cathedral. Afterwards to Figueres to visit the Dali fascinating surrealist theater-museum, a monument to the artist&acute;s fervid imagination. </font></strong></p>&#x0D; <strong>9 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Moderate physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Set in this walled enclosure (La For&ccedil;a 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 For&ccedil;a 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Figueres, county capital of Alt Empord&agrave;, extends over a river plain situated inland in the province of Girona. Known as the home of Salvador Dal&iacute;, this town with deep Catalan roots offers visitors the chance to go to the Dal&iacute; Theatre-Museum, dedicated to the genius of surrealist painting. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The Dal&iacute; 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 Dal&iacute;. 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. </font></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour
<span><span><span><strong>Visit the Sagrada Familia magnificent church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family) Gaudi&acute;s unfinished masterpiece,&nbsp;the Modernist Sant Pau Complex by Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech.</strong></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>3 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning or afternoon tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Moderate physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong></span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span><span>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.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaud&iacute; 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, Gaud&iacute; 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 Jos&eacute;, the crypt and the door of El Nacimiento. The fa&ccedil;ades and the entire exterior show extensive decorative elements in bright colours. La Pasi&oacute;n entrance has a cryptogram there.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; The Modernist Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by&nbsp;Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech i Montaner&nbsp;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&rsquo;s foremost art-nouveau complex and an icon among Barcelona&rsquo;s dazzling array of landmarks which embodies the city&rsquo;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.</span></span></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; &nbsp;
Barcelona: Tour of the Gaudi Houses
<strong><span><span>A<span> walking tour in the city center to visit inside the Gaudi houses,&nbsp;</span></span></span><span><span><span>Casa Mil&aacute; La Pedrera, a beautiful and charming monument of great fantasy with its famous roof-top chimneys resembling medieval knights and&nbsp;the incredible Casa Batll&oacute;, an architectural gem with a mosaic fa&ccedil;ade and a tiled roof. &nbsp;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).&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></strong><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span><strong>3 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning or afternoon tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Light physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; <span><span><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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 Gaud&iacute;, such Casa Mil&agrave; &ldquo;La Pedrera&rdquo;, Casa Batll&oacute; and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family); Casa Amatller of Josep Puig i Cadalfach and Casa Lle&oacute;-Morera of Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech I Montaner are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Casa Mil&agrave;, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for &ldquo;The Quarry&rdquo;), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaud&iacute;. It is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It was built for Roger Segimon de Mil&agrave;. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site &ldquo;Works of Antoni Gaud&iacute;&rdquo;. 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.<br />&#x0D; Casa Batll&oacute; 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 fa&ccedil;ade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencad&iacute;s) 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.<br />&#x0D; The Museu de Modernisme Catal&agrave; 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.</span></span>
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&rsquo;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!<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Continue on to Parc Guell, a beautiful municipal garden with a superb panoramic view over the city; the focal point is a colourful sea-serpent-shaped central terrace. Visit the gatehouse where Gaudi lived during his later years which is now a museum dedicated to him. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Highlights: </span></span></span></strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><font color="#484848">Visit the impressive, but still unfinished Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of the Catalan architect</font></li>&#x0D; <li>Wander through Parc Guell, the UNESCO World Heritage Site considered Gaudi&#39;s most colourful creation</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Tour Duration:</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span>&nbsp;4 Hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Can Operate:</strong> Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Parc Guell is not recommended for people with mobility issues and is inaccessible for wheelchair users. Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong> </span></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>An expert local driver and guide for&nbsp;4 hours</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>All taxes</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong><span><span><span>Exclusions:</span></span></span></strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
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 full-day tour with a visit to Gaudi&#39;s masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia.&nbsp; Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028!&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Next, visit Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi&#39;s most colourful creations.&nbsp; Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi&#39;s Casa Batll&oacute; and Casa Mila from the outside, with its brilliant wave-like fa&ccedil;ade.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After lunch, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter.&nbsp; Here you will visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter&#39;s earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Highlights: </span></span></span></strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Walk the labyrinthine alleys of the medieval Gothic Quarter to find architectural gems like the Church of Santa Maria del Mar</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Admire the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum, where some of the artist&#39;s earliest works are housed</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Tour Duration:</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span> 8 Hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Can Operate:</strong> Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong> </span></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>An expert local guide for 8 hours</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>All taxes</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong><span><span><span>Exclusions:</span></span></span></strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Barcelona: A Walk Through Barcelona and The Sagrada Familia Park Guell for Families- 6 Hours
Your chauffeur and your guide will<br />&#x0D; be waiting for you at the port. They will be at disposal for 8 hours. Your chauffeur will drive you to the city center of Barcelona.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>A Walk Through Barcelona</strong><br />&#x0D; You will start your day by an exciting 2-hour walking tour of the oldest parts of Barcelona: the Barri Gothic and Born neighborhoods. You will follow your guide as he/she leads you into the small, narrow streets to discover the vibrant, trendy ambiance of Born and the historical atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter. You will see the Santa Maria Del Mar church, the Royal Palace and the world famous &ldquo;Las Ramblas&rdquo; avenue. The fun facts and stories<br />&#x0D; told by our guide will keep your children highly engaged. The children will each get a game booklet to keep them engaged and entertained. After this tour, you will enjoy a<br />&#x0D; lunch break. Your guide will be there to give recommendations depending on your taste.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <u>Included:&nbsp;</u>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>A Walk Through Barcelona:</li>&#x0D; <li>Private certified guide</li>&#x0D; <li>2 hour walking tour</li>&#x0D; <li>Game booklet for</li>&#x0D; <li>each child</li>&#x0D; <li>2-hour experience</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>The Sagrada Familia and Park G&uuml;ell</strong><br />&#x0D; In the afternoon, you will enjoy a 3-hour tour inside the two iconic Gaudi sites in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia and the Park G&uuml;ell. You will follow your guide inside the<br />&#x0D; jaw-dropping and daring church and listen to the stories about its architecture, construction and future. After 1,5 hours spent in the Sagrada Familia, you will head out to<br />&#x0D; Park G&uuml;ell. There you will witness the beauty of Gaud&iacute;&rsquo;s mosaics as well as enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Barcelona. To keep the children entertained during this 3-hour tour, they will all get their own fun-filled game booklet. A perfect way to combine both educational discovery and fun!<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <u>The Sagrada Familia and</u>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Park G&uuml;ell:</li>&#x0D; <li>Private certified guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Skip-the-line tickets to</li>&#x0D; <li>Sagrada Familia and</li>&#x0D; <li>Park G&uuml;ell</li>&#x0D; <li>Transfer in a private</li>&#x0D; <li>mini van</li>&#x0D; <li>Game booklet for</li>&#x0D; <li>each child</li>&#x0D; <li>3-hour experience</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; At the end of the tour, depending on your cruise departure time, your chauffeur will drive you back to the port.
Art and Architecture in Barcelona (8 hours)
<strong>Highlights:</strong><br />&#x0D; An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in Europe.&nbsp; Receive a warm greeting at the port by your private guide and driver and commence your full-day tour with a visit to Gaudi&#39;s masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia.&nbsp; Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028!&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Next, visit Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi&#39;s most colourful creations.&nbsp; Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi&#39;s Casa Batll&oacute; and Casa Mila from the outside, with its brilliant wave-like fa&ccedil;ade.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After lunch, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter.&nbsp; Here you will visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter&#39;s earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Walk the labyrinthine alleys of the medieval Gothic Quarter to find architectural gems like the Church of Santa Maria del Mar</li>&#x0D; <li>Admire the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum, where some of the artist&#39;s earliest works are housed.</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 8 hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong>&nbsp;Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:&nbsp;</strong>Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:&nbsp;</strong>Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert local guide for 8 hours</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included: </strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Gaudi’s Barcelona (4 hours)
<strong>Highlights:</strong><br />&#x0D; 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&rsquo;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!<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Continue on to Parc Guell, a beautiful municipal garden with a superb panoramic view over the city; the focal point is a colourful sea-serpent-shaped central terrace. Visit the gatehouse where Gaudi lived during his later years which is now a museum dedicated to him. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Visit the impressive, but still unfinished Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of the Catalan architect</li>&#x0D; <li>Wander through Parc Guell, the UNESCO World Heritage Site considered Gaudi&#39;s most colourful creation</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>4 hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:&nbsp;</strong>Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:&nbsp;</strong>Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong>&nbsp;Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:&nbsp;</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert local guide for 8 hours</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included: </strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
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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: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter
<p><span><span><strong>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.</strong><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>4 hour tour<br />&#x0D; Morning or afternoon tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Moderate physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span>&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; La Ribera quarter was in Roman times a place for country homes. In the 6<sup>th</sup> century, the area was dominated by a Christian necropolis. The first monastery was raised here in the 11<sup>th</sup> century. In the 13<sup>th</sup> century it was a busy tradesmen&rsquo;s district and Passeig del Born was Barcelona&rsquo; s main square from the 13<sup>th</sup> to the 18<sup>th</sup> centuries. Jousting tournaments, executions and other public entertainments took place in the Middle Ages.<br />&#x0D; The Santa Mar&iacute;a 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.<br />&#x0D; The&nbsp;Palau de la M&uacute;sica Catalana&nbsp;was built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect&nbsp;Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech i Montaner&nbsp;and it is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a&nbsp;World Heritage Site by&nbsp;UNESCO&nbsp;(4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; The Santa Caterina market building was constructed on the former site of the&nbsp;Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name.&nbsp;The refurbishment of Barcelona&rsquo;s first covered food market by the architectural practice of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue was completed in 2005. The food market&nbsp;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.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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.<br />&#x0D; Inaugurated in 1963, the Picasso Museum not only owns the most important and exhaustive collection of the works of art from Pablo Picasso&#39;s youth and period of training but also holds temporary exhibitions of other artists related to this artistic figurehead.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters
<p><span><span><span><strong>A walking tour through the gothic and Jewish quarters of the city with the San Felipe Neri and Santa Maria del Pi churches, Pla&ccedil;a del Rei, Palau Reial Major, Pla&ccedil;a Reial, Sant Jaume square, roman ruins, City Hall, Governor Palace and a visit to the gothic cathedral and the old synagogue.</strong></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>4 hour tour<br />&#x0D; Morning or afternoon tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Moderate physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span>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&#39;s impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d&acute;Ardiaca. The Pla&ccedil;a del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa &Aacute;gata. The Pla&ccedil;a Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.<br />&#x0D; <span>The oldest</span>&nbsp;<span>synagogue in Europe dating back to 1306 is in Barcelona. </span>The site of the older Call of Barcelona &ndash;the Call Major&ndash; is located between l&rsquo;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.</span></span></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion
<p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></strong></p>&#x0D; <strong>5 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Light physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 Dal&iacute;. 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. </font></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion
<p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Drive along the highway to visit this important medieval city, with the Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc &ccedil;a 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. </font></strong></p>&#x0D; <strong>7 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Light physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port&nbsp;</strong><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals or other services not specified.</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The so-called &quot;City of the Four Rivers&quot;, shows us a historic centre dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. Inside the walled enclosure of &quot;La For&ccedil;a Vella&quot; you can find the culiminating works of its historical destiny. One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the historic centre from the modern city. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Set in this walled enclosure (La For&ccedil;a 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Girona has other key pieces of religious architecture, like the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. The convent of Sant Dom&eacute;nech, 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 For&ccedil;a 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 &quot;group of narrow streets&quot;. 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&#39;s main body was formed by tradesmen and craftsmen: tailors, shoemakers, weavers, barbers, furriers, blacksmiths, goldsmiths and silversmiths opened their workshops in the Call&acute;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 &ccedil;a 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.</font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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.</font></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion
<p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Drive along the highway to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc &ccedil;a Porta jewish center, the arab baths &amp; the gothic cathedral. Afterwards to Figueres to visit the Dali fascinating surrealist theater-museum, a monument to the artist&acute;s fervid imagination. </font></strong></p>&#x0D; <strong>9 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Moderate physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Set in this walled enclosure (La For&ccedil;a 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 For&ccedil;a 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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Figueres, county capital of Alt Empord&agrave;, extends over a river plain situated inland in the province of Girona. Known as the home of Salvador Dal&iacute;, this town with deep Catalan roots offers visitors the chance to go to the Dal&iacute; Theatre-Museum, dedicated to the genius of surrealist painting. </font></p>&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; &#x0D; <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The Dal&iacute; 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 Dal&iacute;. 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. </font></p>&#x0D;
Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour
<span><span><span><strong>Visit the Sagrada Familia magnificent church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family) Gaudi&acute;s unfinished masterpiece,&nbsp;the Modernist Sant Pau Complex by Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech.</strong></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>3 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning or afternoon tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Moderate physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong></span></span><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;&#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source="" trebuchet=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span><span>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.&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaud&iacute; 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, Gaud&iacute; 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 Jos&eacute;, the crypt and the door of El Nacimiento. The fa&ccedil;ades and the entire exterior show extensive decorative elements in bright colours. La Pasi&oacute;n entrance has a cryptogram there.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; The Modernist Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by&nbsp;Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech i Montaner&nbsp;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&rsquo;s foremost art-nouveau complex and an icon among Barcelona&rsquo;s dazzling array of landmarks which embodies the city&rsquo;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.</span></span></span><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; &nbsp;
Barcelona: Tour of the Gaudi Houses
<strong><span><span>A<span> walking tour in the city center to visit inside the Gaudi houses,&nbsp;</span></span></span><span><span><span>Casa Mil&aacute; La Pedrera, a beautiful and charming monument of great fantasy with its famous roof-top chimneys resembling medieval knights and&nbsp;the incredible Casa Batll&oacute;, an architectural gem with a mosaic fa&ccedil;ade and a tiled roof. &nbsp;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).&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></strong><br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <span><span><strong>3 hours tour<br />&#x0D; Morning or afternoon tour<br />&#x0D; No wheelchair<br />&#x0D; Light physical activity<br />&#x0D; Pick up and drop off at the Port</strong></span></span>&#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Included:&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Guided Tour; Entrance Fees</font></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""></p>&#x0D; &#x0D; <p background-color:="" font-size:="" sans="" source=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>Not Included:&nbsp;</strong>Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified</font></p>&#x0D; <span><span><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em><br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; 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 Gaud&iacute;, such Casa Mil&agrave; &ldquo;La Pedrera&rdquo;, Casa Batll&oacute; and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family); Casa Amatller of Josep Puig i Cadalfach and Casa Lle&oacute;-Morera of Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech I Montaner are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city.<br />&#x0D; &nbsp;<br />&#x0D; Casa Mil&agrave;, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for &ldquo;The Quarry&rdquo;), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaud&iacute;. It is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It was built for Roger Segimon de Mil&agrave;. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site &ldquo;Works of Antoni Gaud&iacute;&rdquo;. 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.<br />&#x0D; Casa Batll&oacute; 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 fa&ccedil;ade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencad&iacute;s) 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.<br />&#x0D; The Museu de Modernisme Catal&agrave; 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.</span></span>
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&rsquo;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!<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Continue on to Parc Guell, a beautiful municipal garden with a superb panoramic view over the city; the focal point is a colourful sea-serpent-shaped central terrace. Visit the gatehouse where Gaudi lived during his later years which is now a museum dedicated to him. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Highlights: </span></span></span></strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><font color="#484848">Visit the impressive, but still unfinished Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of the Catalan architect</font></li>&#x0D; <li>Wander through Parc Guell, the UNESCO World Heritage Site considered Gaudi&#39;s most colourful creation</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Tour Duration:</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span>&nbsp;4 Hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Can Operate:</strong> Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Parc Guell is not recommended for people with mobility issues and is inaccessible for wheelchair users. Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong> </span></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>An expert local driver and guide for&nbsp;4 hours</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>All taxes</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong><span><span><span>Exclusions:</span></span></span></strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
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 full-day tour with a visit to Gaudi&#39;s masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia.&nbsp; Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028!&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Next, visit Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi&#39;s most colourful creations.&nbsp; Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi&#39;s Casa Batll&oacute; and Casa Mila from the outside, with its brilliant wave-like fa&ccedil;ade.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After lunch, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter.&nbsp; Here you will visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter&#39;s earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Highlights: </span></span></span></strong>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Walk the labyrinthine alleys of the medieval Gothic Quarter to find architectural gems like the Church of Santa Maria del Mar</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span>Admire the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum, where some of the artist&#39;s earliest works are housed</span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><br />&#x0D; <strong><span><span><span>Tour Duration:</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span> 8 Hours<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour Can Operate:</strong> Morning/ Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:</strong> Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong> Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong> </span></span></span></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>An expert local guide for 8 hours</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>All taxes</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; &#x0D; <div><strong><span><span><span>Exclusions:</span></span></span></strong></div>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li><span><span><span>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</span></span></span></li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Barcelona: A Walk Through Barcelona and The Sagrada Familia Park Guell for Families- 6 Hours
Your chauffeur and your guide will<br />&#x0D; be waiting for you at the port. They will be at disposal for 8 hours. Your chauffeur will drive you to the city center of Barcelona.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>A Walk Through Barcelona</strong><br />&#x0D; You will start your day by an exciting 2-hour walking tour of the oldest parts of Barcelona: the Barri Gothic and Born neighborhoods. You will follow your guide as he/she leads you into the small, narrow streets to discover the vibrant, trendy ambiance of Born and the historical atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter. You will see the Santa Maria Del Mar church, the Royal Palace and the world famous &ldquo;Las Ramblas&rdquo; avenue. The fun facts and stories<br />&#x0D; told by our guide will keep your children highly engaged. The children will each get a game booklet to keep them engaged and entertained. After this tour, you will enjoy a<br />&#x0D; lunch break. Your guide will be there to give recommendations depending on your taste.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <u>Included:&nbsp;</u>&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>A Walk Through Barcelona:</li>&#x0D; <li>Private certified guide</li>&#x0D; <li>2 hour walking tour</li>&#x0D; <li>Game booklet for</li>&#x0D; <li>each child</li>&#x0D; <li>2-hour experience</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>The Sagrada Familia and Park G&uuml;ell</strong><br />&#x0D; In the afternoon, you will enjoy a 3-hour tour inside the two iconic Gaudi sites in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia and the Park G&uuml;ell. You will follow your guide inside the<br />&#x0D; jaw-dropping and daring church and listen to the stories about its architecture, construction and future. After 1,5 hours spent in the Sagrada Familia, you will head out to<br />&#x0D; Park G&uuml;ell. There you will witness the beauty of Gaud&iacute;&rsquo;s mosaics as well as enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Barcelona. To keep the children entertained during this 3-hour tour, they will all get their own fun-filled game booklet. A perfect way to combine both educational discovery and fun!<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <u>The Sagrada Familia and</u>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Park G&uuml;ell:</li>&#x0D; <li>Private certified guide</li>&#x0D; <li>Skip-the-line tickets to</li>&#x0D; <li>Sagrada Familia and</li>&#x0D; <li>Park G&uuml;ell</li>&#x0D; <li>Transfer in a private</li>&#x0D; <li>mini van</li>&#x0D; <li>Game booklet for</li>&#x0D; <li>each child</li>&#x0D; <li>3-hour experience</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; At the end of the tour, depending on your cruise departure time, your chauffeur will drive you back to the port.
Art and Architecture in Barcelona (8 hours)
<strong>Highlights:</strong><br />&#x0D; An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in Europe.&nbsp; Receive a warm greeting at the port by your private guide and driver and commence your full-day tour with a visit to Gaudi&#39;s masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia.&nbsp; Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028!&nbsp;<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Next, visit Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi&#39;s most colourful creations.&nbsp; Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi&#39;s Casa Batll&oacute; and Casa Mila from the outside, with its brilliant wave-like fa&ccedil;ade.<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; After lunch, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter.&nbsp; Here you will visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter&#39;s earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Walk the labyrinthine alleys of the medieval Gothic Quarter to find architectural gems like the Church of Santa Maria del Mar</li>&#x0D; <li>Admire the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum, where some of the artist&#39;s earliest works are housed.</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration:</strong> 8 hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:</strong>&nbsp;Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:&nbsp;</strong>Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:&nbsp;</strong>Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert local guide for 8 hours</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included: </strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
Gaudi’s Barcelona (4 hours)
<strong>Highlights:</strong><br />&#x0D; 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&rsquo;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!<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; Continue on to Parc Guell, a beautiful municipal garden with a superb panoramic view over the city; the focal point is a colourful sea-serpent-shaped central terrace. Visit the gatehouse where Gaudi lived during his later years which is now a museum dedicated to him. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.&#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Visit the impressive, but still unfinished Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of the Catalan architect</li>&#x0D; <li>Wander through Parc Guell, the UNESCO World Heritage Site considered Gaudi&#39;s most colourful creation</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Tour Duration: </strong>4 hours<br />&#x0D; <strong>Tour can operate:&nbsp;</strong>Morning/Afternoon<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Wheelchair Accessible:&nbsp;</strong>Please enquire for more information<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Physical Activity Level:</strong>&nbsp;Light<br />&#x0D; <br />&#x0D; <strong>Inclusions:&nbsp;</strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>Private transport by luxury car or minivan</li>&#x0D; <li>An expert local guide for 8 hours</li>&#x0D; <li>Entrance fees to all sights and museums</li>&#x0D; <li>All taxes</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D; <strong>Not Included: </strong>&#x0D; &#x0D; <ul>&#x0D; <li>All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs</li>&#x0D; <li>Gratuities</li>&#x0D; </ul>&#x0D;
09/14/2023 06:00 AM 09/14/2023
Holland America Line: Oosterdam
Oosterdam, a Vista Class cruise ship, brings high style to the high seas with thoughtful upgrades and stunning artwork. Guests will have plenty to do on board when not taking in expansive views or stretching out in spacious staterooms. Begin with an exquisite breakfast in the Dining Room. Unwind with a massage at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon or challenge the family to an air hockey game at High Score!
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2003
Year Refurbished
2016
Year Entered Present Fleet
2003
Previous Name
&ndash;
Country of Registry
Netherlands
Tonnage (GRT)
82,305
Guests (Lowers)
1,964
Total Guests
2,588
Passenger Decks
11
Number of Crew
812
Officers' Nationality
European
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
982
Suites
162
Balconies
495
Ocean/River View
165
Interior
160
Accessible
28
Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many — or as few — as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Whether you choose to workout in the Fitness Center, pamper yourself with a massage at the spa, or listen to music while checking your email in the Explorations Café, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.
Tipping Policy
To ensure that the efforts of all crew members are recognized and rewarded, a daily Hotel Service Charge is automatically added to each guest’s shipboard account. The amount of the daily Hotel Service Charge* for suites is US$12.00 per guest, per day; and US$11.50 per guest, per day for non-suite staterooms. Guests are free to adjust this amount at the end of each segment and/or voyage, should the service received exceed or fail to meet guests' expectations.

A 15% Service Charge is automatically added to bar charges, dining room wine purchases, and for spa and salon services.

Please note: this charge is subject to change without notice.

Shipboard Policies
  • Medical Emergencies

    If passengers become ill or injured during the voyage and the diagnostic and/or care needs exceed the capabilities of the infirmary, passengers will be transferred to medical facilities ashore.

    Please note: Medicare and many health insurance plans DO NOT cover the cost of medical care at sea, in foreign countries, or for air evacuation. Guests are encouraged to obtain travel medical insurance prior to travel in order to be reimbursed for services rendered.

  • Pregnancy Policy

    Women cannot have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise.

    If you are pregnant, a physician’s letter must be provided stating the expected due date, medical fitness to travel, and the pregnancy is not high risk. Please also include your name, booking number, ship and sailing date.

    Please fax letters to Holland America's Access & Compliance Department at 800-577-1731. Or they can be mailed to:

    Holland America Line
    Attention: Access & Compliance Department, 2nd floor
    300 Elliott Avenue West
    Seattle, WA 98119

    Guests are urged to have their letter mailed or faxed in as soon as possible after making a reservation.

  • Smoking Policy

    For the comfort of all guests, smoking is prohibited in all staterooms, showrooms, and most other indoor areas. While smoking is not permitted in staterooms, guests are allowed to smoke on stateroom verandahs. Smoking is also permitted on certain other designated, outside decks. The designated smoking areas for all ships are as follows unless otherwise noted.

    • Stateroom verandahs
    • Casino (Active players only)
    • Seaview Bar
    • Outside Decks
    • Sports Deck

    Cigar and pipe smoking is NOT allowed anywhere inside the ship; it is only permitted on the outside decks where smoking is allowed and on stateroom verandahs.

    Electronic cigarettes are permitted in staterooms but not in other public areas of the ship other than on outside decks designated as smoking areas.

    Any guest caught smoking inside their stateroom will be considered in violation of Holland America's smoking policy, and will be charged a US$250 cleaning fee per day of violation.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required

    Special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, diabetic or gluten-free meals, are easily accommodated with advance notice. Kosher meals and a Health Conscious Dining option are also available. To arrange special meals, please contact the Ship Services Department at 1-800-541-1576 at least 90 days prior to departure.

    Food Allergies

    For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are NOT life-threatening, please contact the Ship Services Department at (800)541-1576.

    For guests with life-threatening food allergies, guests are asked to provide detailed information to the Access & Compliance Department by completing a Special Requirements Information (SRI) Form. Guests should indicate on this form which foods may potentially cause a severe reaction. Guests with a variety of severe food allergies sail with Holland America Line regularly. The galley staff on board is accustomed to and experienced in dealing with these types of needs. The galley itself has many different areas of food preparation, which can help reduce the possibility of cross-contamination. It is important to note, however, that meals are prepared in mass quantities on board, thus there is always the possibility of some cross-contamination. As such, Holland America Line cannot guarantee that a guest will not come in contact with those items. Although the Access & Compliance Department will provide the ship with an advance notice of all food allergies detailed on an SRI submitted to them, it is recommended that guests also contact the Dining Room Manager upon boarding to review the details of these special dietary needs.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs

    Holland America Line is committed to providing safe, easy, and accessible accommodations for all persons with disabilities, to the extent that is feasible. However, some needs require adequate time to prepare for a guest's arrival. It is recommended that guests make every effort to contact the Access & Compliance Department and submit a Special Requirements Information (SRI) Form well in advance of the departure of their cruise and/or cruisetour. It is recommended that an SRI form be submitted immediately upon booking, or a minimum of 45 days prior to departure.

    Guests who are unable to care for their basic needs (e.g. dressing, eating, and attending safety drills) MUST have a capable traveling companion. The medical staff on board is not available for daily care unless an individual is hospitalized in the ship's Medical Center. In limited situations (either on board or ashore), Holland America may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements, such as if an individual with a disability is unable to satisfy certain specified safety and other criteria, even when provided with appropriate auxiliary aids and services.

    Wheelchair-Accessible Staterooms

    Holland America Line vessels have specially designed staterooms for guests who use wheelchairs. If you have not booked a wheelchair accessible staterooms, but instead will be using a standard stateroom, it is important to know about some limitations that adversely impact maneuverability, especially ingress and egress into bathrooms. For example, bathroom dimensions, doorsills, and the height of bathtubs in standard staterooms are often difficult to negotiate for guests who have limited mobility. Additionally, standard stateroom doors and hallways may be too narrow for a wheelchair or scooter* to maneuver into and out of the stateroom.

    *Note: For safety reasons, these mobility devices must be stored and charged in the guests' staterooms.

    Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms offer features such as wider entry doors, roll-in showers with grab bars and benches/seats, and hand-held shower nozzles, as well as lowered closet and towel rods.

    • Wheelchair accessible stateroom entry doors measure 32 inches wide.
    • Wheelchair accessible bathroom doors measure 32 inches wide.

    Accessible stateroom locations are noted on the Deck Plans for each ship.

    Ship Transfer Options

    For individuals with limited mobility, the use of a wheelchair will be the primary mobility assistance aid for getting on and off the ship. Certain ship transfer operations (i.e. during tendering and at the gangways) may not be fully accessible to wheelchairs or scooters. When a ship is unable to dock, guests are taken ashore on smaller boats called tenders. Some guests with limited mobility may find it difficult to embark or disembark the ship at certain times while tendering or while docked due to steep gangways and steps, particularly during low or high tide. Also, please note that scooters and wheelchairs which are more than 100 lbs. (without the battery) are not allowed to be transferred from the ship to tender and/or from tender to shore.

    Most Holland America Line vessels have been retrofitted with a tender-lift system that enables guests to roll directly on and off tenders while remaining in their wheelchairs. However, please be advised that adverse weather conditions such as wind, swells, or extreme tide levels may prohibit the use of the ship's tender lift equipment. Additionally, some port facilities may not be able to accommodate the lift equipment. If you require the use of this equipment, please speak with the Guest Relations Manager upon embarkation for further details or to coordinate specific arrangements.

    Situations may occur in which guests with limited mobility may not be able to go ashore at the time they desire or are unable to go ashore at all in certain ports. For the safety of all concerned, the Captain shall make the final determination regarding whether or not it is advisable to provide assistance to guests with mobility impairments, or to carry their mobility assistance device (wheelchair, scooter, walker, etc.), taking into account all appropriate matters including, but not limited to, weather conditions, ship's location, weight of the guest or their mobility device, etc.

    Personal Mobility Equipment

    For the safety of all guests and crew, and to enhance accessibility, Holland America Line strongly recommends that all personal electric mobility equipment meet the following criteria:

    • Width: 23" maximum (in order to be accommodated in a standard stateroom), unless collapsible to a width of 23" or less
    • Weight: 100 lbs. maximum (without battery)
    • Batteries: Must be gel or dry cell or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) only

    Holland America Line recognizes that for some people, a larger scooter may be essential. If you believe you need a larger scooter, please contact the Access & Compliance Department to discuss your requirements.

    For the safety of all guests and crew, scooters and other mobility equipment need to be securely stored and charged in the guest's stateroom, not in hallways or elevator lobbies. Scooters left in hallways and elevator lobbies could restrict people needing to travel through these areas in an emergency, particularly other guests using mobility aids, since they would have no way of getting by a scooter left in a hallway.

    Holland America Line is no longer able to provide complimentary wheelchair assistance for any purpose other than embarkation, disembarkation, and emergency situations. Holland America Line wheelchairs are not available for shore excursions or for use on board. If you will require regular use of a wheelchair, it is recommended that you bring your own wheelchair with you. You may also make advance rental arrangements prior to your sailing and have a wheelchair delivered directly to the ship for use on board and in ports of call.

    Special Needs at Sea and CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist are the vendors that Holland America Line has approved for delivery of mobility devices. Please contact these vendors directly for pricing and availability.

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
    Website: www.specialneedsatsea.com

    CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist
    Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    Email: csa@carevacations.com
    Website: www.cruiseshipassist.com

    Please be advised that all pre-arranged mobility equipment rentals must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, you assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by you or on your behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between you and the service provider. We recommend contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.

    Shoreside Wheelchair Assistance

    Because facilities in ports around the world vary significantly, wheelchair accommodations may not be available for some land tours and/or shore excursions. Furthermore, many transportation vehicles around the world do not have wheelchair lifts. Thus, it may be necessary for Holland America Line to make alternate transportation arrangements such as a sedan vehicle. This requires that a guest who uses a wheelchair be able to transfer from his/her wheelchair to the front or back seat of a sedan. Due to the limited number of lift-equipped vehicles in foreign locations, guests may incur additional costs for transportation related to airport transfers, shore excursions, and tour/hotel packages. Please note, lift equipped transportation within the United States may be arranged without additional costs. For information on alternative transportation arrangements and associated costs please contact the Access & Compliance Department . Please advise Holland America Line as far in advance as possible of any special needs for transfers. This will help to ensure availability of the appropriate vehicle(s) and for Holland America Line to provide an estimate of additional associated costs.

    Guests should be aware that certain third party shore excursion facilities may not be fully accessible to guests with disabilities. Although Holland America Line endeavors to make sure these companies comply with legal requirements, they cannot guarantee that all are able to provide facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For detailed information on accessibility of shore excursions, it is strongly recommend that guests contact the Shore Excursions Department prior to embarkation at 1-888-425-9376 (or locally at 206-626-7320) or visit the Shore Excursions Office on board.

    Wheelchair assistance that is requested for airports or train stations must be done directly through the airline or rail station. Holland America Line is not able to arrange for wheelchair assistance at airports or train stations.

    Options For Deaf or Hard of Hearing Guests

    To help maximize the cruise experience for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, Holland America Line has made the following items available:

    • Stateroom kits that include a visual and tactile alert for someone knocking at the door, the phone ringing, or an alarm.
    • Stateroom televisions capable of showing closed captioning (some satellite feeds do not transmit with captioning, so this feature is available only when the signal the ship receives has captioning).
    • Telephones with amplified sound for staterooms.
    • Assistive Listening Systems with portable receivers in the show lounges to assist guests who are hard of hearing to hear the shows.
    • Written safety information and a copy of the lifeboat drill safety speech.

    Options For Guests Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision

    To help maximize the cruise experience for guests who are blind or have low vision, Holland America Line has made the following items available:

    • Window-Eyes® computer software in the Explorations Café that allows guests to navigate the web by listening to the text.
    • Downloadable daily activities, news, and menus for guests with laptops with screen reader programs. These items may also be downloaded to the Window-Eyes® enabled computer in the Explorations Café.
    • With 45 days notice, large print or Braille menus describing the inspired cuisine offered across a myriad of venues, from the elegant Dining Room to the casual Lido Restaurant.
    • A familiarization tour of the vessel upon arrival.

    Service Animals

    Holland America Line only permits service animals on board, defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Guests are not permitted to bring pets, therapy/companion animals, and other animals that do not meet the definition of service animals. If you have any questions about whether the animal you wish to bring on board is, in fact, a service animal, you may contact the Access & Compliance Department.

    Your itinerary may include ports of call that have very specific and strict requirements that need to be met prior to your service animal being allowed off of the ship. Please be sure you understand the requirements for a service animal to disembark in each port of call. The best places to obtain specific information on required documentation and immunizations for your service animal are the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website, local customs offices in the specific ports, and from your service animal's veterinarian. All documentation and immunization requirements are established by government authorities and not by Holland America Line. Should you need assistance in locating this information, please contact the Access & Compliance Department.

    To board the ship, your service animal must have current vaccinations. Records confirming the vaccination status should be provided to the Access & Compliance Department prior to your departure. It is also recommended that you carry the immunization records with you in case they are required at any port of call. If you do not have the proper documentation and proof of vaccinations for your service animal required at a port of call, or if there are local quarantine requirements, your service animal will be denied the right to leave the ship. If your service animal is denied the right to leave the ship in a specific port of call, the staff and crew will work with you to determine what actions may be possible to allow you to visit the port without your service animal. Please note that in your absence, you will need to provide for the care and supervision of your service animal. Except in those circumstances where your service animal has been denied disembarkation, you may not leave your service animal unattended on the vessel or in your stateroom at any time.

    Oxygen Deliveries On Board

    Guests requiring continuous or intermittent oxygen for chronic conditions must make their own arrangements prior to travel. Holland America Line ships are not equipped to provide guests with these services other than on an emergency basis in the Ship's Medical Center. For security and safety reasons, Holland America has selected CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist and Special Needs at Sea as the only outside vendors permitted to deliver oxygen supplies to Holland America ships.

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
    Website: www.specialneedsatsea.com

    CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist
    Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    Email: csa@carevacations.com
    Website: www.cruiseshipassist.com

    Note: Oxygen and/or oxygen equipment deliveries will not be accepted from any other companies.

    Please be advised that all oxygen and oxygen equipment rental arrangements must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, you assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by you or on your behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between you and the service provider. We recommend contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.

    Guests are also welcome to bring their own oxygen and/or oxygen equipment from home. Please note that the ship's staff and crew are not permitted to handle oxygen and/or oxygen equipment during the embarkation and disembarkation process. Thus, you must be able to handle your supplies if you bring your own. Please contact the Access & Compliance Department prior to sailing if you will require oxygen while on your cruise.

    Please Note: In accordance with FAA regulations, airlines have restrictions concerning traveling with oxygen and oxygen containers. It is the traveler’s responsibility to be familiar with and comply with the regulations of the airline they are traveling on.

Public Rooms
  • Art Gallery
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Game Arcade
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Movie Theater
  • Nightclub
  • Show Lounge
  • Sports Bar
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Pillow-Top Mattresses
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Sitting Area
  • Suites
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Dancing
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Internet Access

    Guests can connect to the internet via satellite link 24 hours a day, satellite conditions permitting, either by accessing a 24/7 wireless connection "hotspot" or by utilizing the resources of the Explorations Café on board.

    Wireless Internet Service
    Each Holland America Line vessel offers wireless internet service in most public lounges throughout the ship. Guests may use their laptop computer or other wireless internet-enabled device to connect to the wireless internet service on board. IPhone and Android phone users will enjoy easy-to-navigate mobile friendly login. Internet Plans vary in price to accommodate individual needs and are interchangeable between the private computer terminals available 24-hours a day in the Explorations Café and your wireless device.

    Explorations Café or Internet Café Internet Service
    The Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times offers a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can access the internet via the onboard computers or via your own wireless internet device, such as a laptop computer, iPad or iPhone.

    Explorations Café or Internet Café pricing is subject to change without prior notice. Please inquire on board for current prices.

    • One-time Activation Fee of $3.95 applies to each user
    • Basic time charge = $0.75 per minute, pay as you go, or purchase a Discounted Time Plan
    • 250 minutes for $100.00, $0.40 per minute
    • 100 minutes for $55.00, $0.55 per minute

    Time Plan minutes can be used anytime throughout the cruise.

  • Live Music
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Dining Style: Traditional Dining
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • Traditional Assigned Seating
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Culinary Arts Center
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    Each Holland America ship has an onboard Medical Center staffed by licensed physicians and critical care nurses. While not a full-service hospital, the Medical Center is well equipped to handle most emergencies and routine medical procedures.

    A customary fee will be charged for services and medications dispensed (with the exception of meclizine for seasickness, Tylenol®, and aspirin, which may also be obtained at the Front Office). If you become ill or injured during the voyage and your diagnostic and/or care needs exceed the capabilities of the medical center, you will be transferred to medical facilities ashore. Please note that Medicare and many health insurance plans do NOT cover the cost of medical care at sea, in foreign countries, or for air evacuation. Guests are encouraged to obtain travel medical insurance prior to travel in order to be reimbursed for services rendered.

    If you have a chronic medical condition, please bring a recent report from your physician. The medical staff on board is not available for daily care, unless you are hospitalized in the Medical Center. You must be able to care for yourself, including dressing, eating and attending the ship's safety drills. If you are unable to function independently in these areas, you must bring a caregiver with you.

    Keep medication close at hand in your purse or carry-on bag. Be sure to bring enough prescription medicine to last throughout your cruise, as it may not be available on board or in some of the countries visited.

  • Laundry Room
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Tuxedo Rental
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Acupuncture Treatments
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Basketball
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Full Service Spa
  • Jogging Track
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Ping Pong
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Steam Room
  • Tennis / Paddle Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Machines
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instruction
Children and Teens
  • Babysitters Available
  • Dedicated Children's Center
  • Dedicated Teen Center
  • Outdoor Children's Play Area
  • Youth Counselor Staff
  • Youth Programs
    Holland America Line has a youth program and the ship is staffed with a professional Club HAL Director dedicated to making sure children have a great time. Some of the fun-filled activities include bingo for prizes, arts & crafts, special parties, and much more. Each participant also receives a Club HAL t-shirt. An activity schedule for each age group will be delivered to your stateroom each evening.

    Activities are offered for kids (ages 3-7), 'tweens (8-12), and teens (13-17). The program has an open door policy, which means participants may come and go as they please. All activities are supervised. However, the Club HAL Director is not responsible for any child if he/she chooses to leave the activity.

Suite

Signature Suite (SZ) Call for Price
Signature Suite
  • Category: SZ
  • Navigation Deck
  • Square Feet: 372–384
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Size approx.: 384 sq. ft. with verandah Include all the stateroom amenities, plus: •A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows •No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining •Personalized cruise stationery •Oversized bath towels •One-touch telephone concierge service •Fresh flowers •Complimentary DVD library  
Signature Suite (SY) Call for Price
Signature Suite
  • Category: SY
  • Navigation Deck
  • Verandah Deck
  • Square Feet: 372–384
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Size approx.: 384 sq. ft. with verandah Include all the stateroom amenities, plus: •A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows •No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining •Personalized cruise stationery •Oversized bath towels •One-touch telephone concierge service •Fresh flowers •Complimentary DVD library  
Signature Suite (SS) Call for Price
Signature Suite
  • Category: SS
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Square Feet: 372–384
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. Size approx.: 384 sq. ft. with verandah Include all the stateroom amenities, plus: •A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows •No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining •Personalized cruise stationery •Oversized bath towels •One-touch telephone concierge service •Fresh flowers •Complimentary DVD library  
Neptune Suite (SC) Call for Price
Neptune Suite
  • Category: SC
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Square Feet: 500–712
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500-712 sq. ft. including verandah. Suite amenities include: •Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise •Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers •Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night •Hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request •Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise •Cocktail party with ship officers •Priority boarding for tender ports of call •Special disembarkation service •Priority dining and seating requests •Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only •High tea service in suite on request •A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length •Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.  
Neptune Suite (SB) Call for Price
Neptune Suite
  • Category: SB
  • Navigation Deck
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Verandah Deck
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 500–712
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500-712 sq. ft. including verandah. Suite amenities include: •Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise •Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers •Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night •Hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request •Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise •Cocktail party with ship officers •Priority boarding for tender ports of call •Special disembarkation service •Priority dining and seating requests •Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only •High tea service in suite on request •A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length •Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.  
Neptune Suite (SA) Call for Price
Neptune Suite
  • Category: SA
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Square Feet: 500–712
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 500-712 sq. ft. including verandah. Suite amenities include: •Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise •Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers •Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night •Hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request •Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise •Cocktail party with ship officers •Priority boarding for tender ports of call •Special disembarkation service •Priority dining and seating requests •Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only •High tea service in suite on request •A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length •Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.  
Pinnacle Suite (PS) Call for Price
Pinnacle Suite
  • Category: PS
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Square Feet: 1,150
Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows. Size approx.: 1150 sq. ft. with verandah Include all the suite amenities, plus: •Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.  

Balcony

Verandah Stateroom (VH) Call for Price
Verandah Stateroom
  • Category: VH
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 212–359
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Verandah Stateroom (VF) Call for Price
Verandah Stateroom
  • Category: VF
  • Navigation Deck
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 212–359
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Verandah Stateroom (VE) Call for Price
Verandah Stateroom
  • Category: VE
  • Navigation Deck
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 212–359
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Verandah Stateroom (VD) Call for Price
Verandah Stateroom
  • Category: VD
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Square Feet: 212–359
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Verandah Stateroom (VC) Call for Price
Verandah Stateroom
  • Category: VC
  • Navigation Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Verandah Deck
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 212–359
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Verandah Stateroom (VB) Call for Price
Verandah Stateroom
  • Category: VB
  • Observation Deck
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Verandah Deck
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 212–359
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Verandah Stateroom (VA) Call for Price
Verandah Stateroom
  • Category: VA
  • Navigation Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Verandah Deck
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 212–359
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  

Oceanview

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Fully Obstructed views) (HH) Call for Price
Large Oceanview Stateroom (Fully Obstructed views)
  • Category: HH
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 174–180
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  Note: Obstructed views.  
Large Oceanview Stateroom (Fully Obstructed views) (H) Call for Price
Large Oceanview Stateroom (Fully Obstructed views)
  • Category: H
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 174–180
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  Note: Obstructed views.  
Large Oceanview Stateroom (Partial Sea views) (G) Call for Price
Large Oceanview Stateroom (Partial Sea views)
  • Category: G
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 174–180
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. Note: Partial sea views.
Large Oceanview Stateroom (F) Call for Price
Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • Category: F
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 174–180
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Large Oceanview Stateroom (E) Call for Price
Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • Category: E
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 174–180
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Large Oceanview Stateroom (DD) Call for Price
Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • Category: DD
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 174–180
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 
Large Oceanview Stateroom (D) Call for Price
Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • Category: D
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 174–180
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 
Large Oceanview Stateroom (C) Call for Price
Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • Category: C
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 174–180
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 

Inside

Standard Interior Stateroom (N) Call for Price
Standard Interior Stateroom
  • Category: N
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 151-233
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Size. approx.: 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (MM) Call for Price
Large or Standard Interior Stateroom
  • Category: MM
  • Navigation Deck
  • Square Feet: 151-233
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Size. approx.: 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Standard Interior Stateroom (M) Call for Price
Standard Interior Stateroom
  • Category: M
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Square Feet: 151-233
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Size. approx.: 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Standard Interior Stateroom (L) Call for Price
Standard Interior Stateroom
  • Category: L
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Verandah Deck
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Square Feet: 151-233
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Size. approx.: 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (K) Call for Price
Large or Standard Interior Stateroom
  • Category: K
  • Observation Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Verandah Deck
  • Upper Prom Deck
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 151-233
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Size. approx.: 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Large Interior Stateroom (J) Call for Price
Large Interior Stateroom
  • Category: J
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 151-233
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Size. approx.: 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (I) Call for Price
Large or Standard Interior Stateroom
  • Category: I
  • Navigation Deck
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • Up Veranda Deck
  • Square Feet: 151-233
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Size. approx.: 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.  
Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $370 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sports Deck
Observation Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Verandah Stateroom (VB)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (K)
Lido Deck
Navigation Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Neptune Suite (SB)
  • Signature Suite (SY)
  • Signature Suite (SZ)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VA)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VC)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VE)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VF)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (I)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (MM)
Rotterdam Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite (PS)
  • Neptune Suite (SA)
  • Neptune Suite (SB)
  • Neptune Suite (SC)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VB)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VD)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VE)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (I)
  • Standard Interior Stateroom (L)
  • Standard Interior Stateroom (M)
Up Veranda Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Neptune Suite (SB)
  • Neptune Suite (SC)
  • Signature Suite (SS)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VA)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VB)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VC)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VD)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (F)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (I)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (K)
  • Standard Interior Stateroom (L)
Verandah Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Neptune Suite (SB)
  • Signature Suite (SY)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VA)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VB)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VC)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (K)
  • Standard Interior Stateroom (L)
Upper Prom Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Neptune Suite (SB)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VA)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VB)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VC)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VE)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VF)
  • Verandah Stateroom (VH)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (D)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (K)
  • Standard Interior Stateroom (L)
  • Standard Interior Stateroom (N)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (Partial Sea views) (G)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (Fully Obstructed views) (H)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (Fully Obstructed views) (HH)
Promenade Deck
Lower Promenade Deck
Main Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (C)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (D)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (DD)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (E)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (F)
  • Large Interior Stateroom (J)
  • Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (K)
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