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Barcelona/Istanbul
12-night Turkish Delights & Overnights Cruise
May 2, 2022
Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Explorer®
Barcelona/Istanbul
Vacation Offer ID 1426259
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The Signature Collection – A Hosted Sailing
Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value, Exclusive Amenities and an Experienced Personable Host on board to ensure your cruise is more enjoyable.

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It's All Included...

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

Concierge Suites & Higher Also Enjoy:

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

Penthouse Suites & Higher Also Enjoy:

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

Regent Suite Guests will Enjoy:

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

Available Add-Ons

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

12-night Turkish Delights & Overnights Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Barcelona

Optional Private Excursions

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

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

 

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

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

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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



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

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

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

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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



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

 

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Visit the Park Güell inside, the gothic and Jewish quarters, the cathedral and the old Synagogue inside, the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family).
 
8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port

 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, situated on the site of a Paleochristian basilica. Construction began during the Romanesque period but was finally completed during the Gothic period, which is the dominant style. The interior naves are at nearly the same height, which causes the impression of being in a single site. The dome base is covered on the inside with handcrafted woodwork. The door from the cloister to the cathedral and the chapel of Santa Lucía are of great interest.
 
The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family) are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city. The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. Work to complete this great church still continues today.
One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. 

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

 

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided or just with the driver; one drink or dinner.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


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

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

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

 

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & apperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

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

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

 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Bike Tour

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

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

 

Included: Transportation by Bike in the city center; Guided Tour; Refreshment

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas, wine & Market)

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

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


Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; 

Not Included: Tapas on own or other services not specified

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

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

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

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

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

 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

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


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

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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

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

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

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

Included: Cooking class & a meal with drinks.

Not Included: Any other services not specified



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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & aperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


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

 
Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona. Receive a warm greeting at the port from your private guide and driver and commence your half-day tour with a visit to Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece; the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia. Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be completed until 2028!

Continue 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.

Highlights:
  • Visit the impressive, but still unfinished Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of the Catalan architect
  • Wander through Parc Guell, the UNESCO World Heritage Site considered Gaudi's most colourful creation

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Parc Guell is not recommended for people with mobility issues and is inaccessible for wheelchair users. Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver and guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in Europe! Receive a warm greeting at the port by your private guide and driver and commence your full-day tour with a visit to Gaudi's masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia.  Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028! 

Next, visit Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi's most colourful creations.  Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi's Casa Batlló and Casa Mila from the outside, with its brilliant wave-like façade.

After lunch, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter.  Here you will visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter's earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.

Highlights:
  • Walk the labyrinthine alleys of the medieval Gothic Quarter to find architectural gems like the Church of Santa Maria del Mar
  • Admire the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum, where some of the artist's earliest works are housed

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/02/2022 05/02/2022
Provence (Marseille)

Optional Private Excursions

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

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


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

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

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

 
Marseille Shore Excrusion - Alpilles - 8 hours

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

HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • Saint Remy

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

  • Baux de provence

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


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


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

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

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

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

End of the tour at your ship 

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 
05/03/2022 05/03/2022
Portofino
05/04/2022 05/04/2022
Rome (Civitavecchia)

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low 

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Capitoline Museums and Villa Borghese
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Discover artistic Rome on a vintage Vespa
Highlights:
Today go off the beaten track and discover the arty side of Rome on a vintage Vespa!
The Eternal City is not just ancient ruins and baroque churches as it has recently experienced a boom in Street Art! Discover the contemporary vibes of Rome with your local guide on a Vespa, admiring the unforgettable street art and the neighborhoods of Tor Marancia, Porto Fluviale, Garbatella, Ostiense and many more! Do not forget your camera, you will go hunting for murals in the most unconventional neighborhoods of Rome.

Tour Duration: 8 hours, Vespa tour: 4 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions:
  • One guide per Vespa
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

 
Painting with Caravaggio for Kids
Highlights:
Interactive experiences like this hands-on workshop keep kids engaged & entertained…
Engage your childs natural curiosity and give them deeper insight into the art they have seen while in Rome, like Caravaggios painting of St. Jerome with an eerie skull in the Villa Borghese. During this hands-on workshop (with or without parent participation), our resident art experts will teach children from 10 and up more about Caravaggios technique – like his dramatic use of lighting known as chiaroscuro – and help them create their own masterpiece to take home. Enjoy some time to enjoy a pizza lunch and some time at leisure before heading back to Civitavecchia port!
 

Tour Duration: 8 hours, workshop: 2 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Transfer and workshop
Not Included: Entrances not specified and gratuities, personal items, additional costs accumulated during the tour.




 
05/05/2022 05/05/2022
Sorrento

Optional Private Excursions

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

Sorrento - Picturesque Positano - 8 hours

Cruise along the Amalfi Drive with your local guide, a proud Campanian, for a trip to the 'vertical village' of Positano. Explore this jumble of colorful cottages clinging to the cliff and revel in its panoramic views...
Today's journey takes you on a short, but stunning trip along one of the world's prettiest coastlines - the Amalfi Drive. The roads and the tunnels represent a feat of engineering that links remote seaside villages once only accessible by boat; leave the winding roads to your guide and focus your attention on the craggy cliffs, lush forests and glittering sea. As you make your way to Positano, get all the insider insight on the local history, the colorful Amalfitani and the most photographed fishing village in Italy. Nothing can really prepare you for the sight of this seaside resort climbing a cliff beside the azure Tyrrhenian Sea; famed American writer Steinbeck said it best when he said "Positano bites deep." Its dizzying heights, hairpin curves, relentless sun and miles of uneven stairs heighten the senses and make every experience more intense. Enjoy a day of leisure exploring the town: wander through its quaint stairways and alleys, indulge in fresh-off-the-hook seafood and delicacies alla Amalfitana, browse the shops and delicatessens and linger over the view before returning to Sorrento Port. 
(Tour duration: 8 hours)

Highlights:

  • Meet your local expert drivet portside and begin a day exploring the coastline.
  • During your trip you will have the chance to explore Positano.
  • Enjoy the shopping, relaxing area, and fantastic seafood dishes that Positano has to offer.
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A l driver at disposal for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.
Ruins of Pompeii

Highlights:
Relive the days of Ancient Rome in the eerie ruins of Pompeii…
Join your driver to venture down the peninsula to Pompeii. This once vibrant port town comes to life as your guide shares intriguing tales and you discover its basilicas and baths, its elaborate mosaics, detailed frescoes and private homes. This insightful tour will give you a unique glimpse of life for the average Roman.

Tour Duration: 5 hours, Guided tour in Pompeii: 2,5 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

Sorrento: The Ancient City of Pompeii - 6 Hours
Travel outside along the coast today with your driver to the ancient site of Pompeii where your expert local guide will meet you to explore this most famous of places. The extensive and varied ruins of Pompeii now provide us with a rich history of life at the time of the Roman Empire. There are theatres, thermal baths, shops and lavish dwellings, many of which have been incredibly well preserved. After your visit you will have time at leisure for lunch before returning to your cruise ship in Sorrento.

Highlights:
  • Visit the incredibly preserved Roman city of Pompeii
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide at the Pompeii site (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Pompeii site
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Sorrento: The Iconic Amalfi Coast - 6 Hours
Today meet your English-speaking driver-guide and private vehicle for a half-day excursion along the stunning Amalfi Coast taking in the villages of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. The Amalfi drive is the most romantic drive in Italy, following the road snaking along the edge of the rocky cliffs that plunge straight into the sea. Amalfi is the coast's largest town and home to the magnificent 10th-century Duomo fronted by a beautifully coloured 13th-century facade. Also be sure to admire the amazing views from Ravello’s Villa Ruffolo.

Highlights:
  • Drive along the magnificent Amalfi Coast, stopping at Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking driver-guide throughout the tour (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Villa Ruffolo
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Sorrento: Capri Exploration by Private Motorboat – 8 hours
Explore the island of Capri in style today as you take a cruise in your skippered private motorboat. As you circle the Island of Capri you will be able to stop at Marina Piccola, a delightfully picturesque inlet that provides the Caprisi and other sun worshippers with their best beach – it is also safe for swimming. The entire cove is romantically lined with stabilimenti – elegant bathing lidos.
We suggest lunch at Al Gallo D’Oro (payable locally), which serves an excellent selection of local fare.
Travelling west, pass the beach of Marina Grande and of Bagni di Tiberio. Continue to the next stretch of coastline which consists of the high calcareous cliff with fissures and grottoes covered by lush, indigenous vegetation.
Enjoy time at leisure for shopping or perhaps a lazy swim from the boat before cruising back to Sorrento.

Highlights:
  • Private skippered motorboat to explore the beautiful island of Capri, including Marina Piccola and Marina Grande. 
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 34-foot private motorboat (or similar) with English-speaking skipper (8 hours)
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Exclusive Pizza Cooking Lesson at Villa Ida
Highlights:
Experience a master class in Neapolitan pizza at a quaint villa outside Sorrento

Villa Ida is a quintessential Sorrento home with lemon trees in pots around the pool. Join your chef in the rustic kitchens and learn the secret to making authentic Neapolitan pizza and a tasty dessert. Lunch is served at the family table either under the pergola or by the fire with a side of stories filled with local color.

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire

Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Pizza cooking lesson and lunch
Not Included: Entrances not specified and gratuities, personal items, additional costs accumulated during the tour.

05/06/2022 05/06/2022
Taormina (Giardini Naxos)

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!

Giardini Naxos: Greek Taormina Walking Tour - 3 hours
Meet your expert local guide today for the ascent up to the wonderful town of Taormina which has overlooked Mount Etna since Greek times. Perched atop a high cliff, Taormina seems to float above the azure waters of the Bay of Naxos. The air in Sicily’s most glamorous spot is perfumed with the scent of orange and lemon blossom, and here you’ll find narrow streets full of local colours and flavour.
 
Explore this little corner of paradise today with your guide. A stroll through Taormina’s main street, Corso Umberto, reveals numerous chic stores and a wealth of historic interest. Visit the Greek Theatre, whose unparalleled position offers spectacular views of Mt. Etna and the surrounding landscape.

Highlights:
  • Take in the incredible views from the town of Taormina, which overlooks the Bay of Naxos
  • Wonder through Taormina's charming streets and visit the Greek Theatre
Tour Duration: 3 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light 

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan transfers between Giardini Naxos and Taormina
  • An expert English-speaking guide throughout (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Greek Theatre
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Giardini Naxos: Syracuse & Ortigia Island - 8 hours
The city of Syracuse, birthplace of Archimedes, was once described by Cicero as: "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." What began as a small Greek outpost would eventually become one of the most prosperous and powerful states in the entire ancient world.
 
From here take a short drive to the Neapolis to visit the Greek theatre, one of the most important examples of ancient theatre architecture in the world and once the centre of Siracusan life. Testament to its stature, it is said that famous Greek playwright Aeschylus once premiered works here. Sights also include the Roman Amphitheatre and the Latonia del Paradiso, the impressive ancient stone quarries and caves - the most famous of which was named "the Ear of Dionysius" by Caravaggio for its peculiar acoustic qualities.
 
A highlight of your day will be exploring the island of Ortigia, one of Sicily's most picture-perfect destinations and known for its beautiful white baroque architecture and the 5th century BC Temple of Athena.

Highlights:
  • Explore the beautiful city of Syracuse
  • Visit the Greek theatre at Neapolis, one of the most important examples of ancient theatre architecture in the world
  • Discover the charming island of Ortigia
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide throughout (8 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Neopolis Site
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Giardini Naxos: Catania and Piazza Armerina - 8 hours
Enjoy two sides of Sicily today: modern life and ancient history. First stop of the day is the city of Catania, which sits at the foot of Mount Etna. Discover the very vibrant morning fish market and the many baroque buildings in the city built using the lava stones of Etna.
From here, continue into the beautiful, rural landscapes of central Sicily and the town of Piazza Armerina. Here you will visit the site of Villa Romana del Casale, considered to be one of the finest examples of aristocratic dwellings from the Western Roman Empire, both in terms of beauty and complexity. While little remains of the structure today, an unparalleled series of mosaics depict scenes from mythology, hunting and Roman domestic lifestyle in exquisite detail.

Highlights:
  • Explore the city of Catania,including the morning fish market and the many buildings in the city built using the lava stones of Etna.
  • Explore central Sicily and the town of Piazza Armerina, where you will visit the site of Villa Romana del Casale
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide throughout (8 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Villa Romana del Casale
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/07/2022 05/07/2022
Cephalonia (Argostoli)
05/08/2022 05/08/2022
Chania

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!

Chania Walking Tour (Chania, Crete) - 3 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Venetian fortifications
  • The Arsenals
  • The 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral
  • The 1879 Roman Catholic Cathedral
  • The Etz Hayyim Synagogue
  • The Turkish Quarters
This specially designed tour around the old town and Venetian port will reveal Chania's status as a cultural crossroads. Our walk will allow you to visit the most important sites, such as the Archaeological Museum, the Venetian fortifications, the Arsenals, the 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the 1879 Roman Catholic cathedral, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, and the Turkish quarters behind the inner harbour. The tour will also bring out plenty of hidden spots off the beaten track, which reflect the eclectic mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere.
 
A walk through time, the tour promises to help you gain an understanding of how the city's multilayered history has unfolded. While it has been well researched and planned, it is designed to be informal and "loosely" organised to allow for flexibilities that can add to your pleasure.
 
Tour Duration: 3 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from port of Chania
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Heaven and Crete (Chania, Crete) - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Tour of the botanical park
  • Cretan delicacies and drinks tasting
  • Meze style lunch
  • Tour around scenic areas and villages of the Cretan mountains
  • Visit to a traditional winery and its vineyards
  • Information about the unique viticulture and the indigenous grape varietals
  • A wine-tasting session with 5 different types and styles of wines
  • Info booklet and Wine Certificate
Enjoy the flora of Crete in a unique setting, home to a vast variety of Mediterranean fruits, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants.  Learn about herbs and spices growing here and their use in the Cretan diet.  Try local delicacies and feast like a Cretan before visiting a well-known winery, where you will get to taste their awarded wines.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from port of Chania
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Wine and Olive Trails of Crete - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Visit to the oldest olive tree in the world
  • Visit to a traditional winery and its vineyard
  • Information about the unique viticulture and the indigenous grape varietals
  • A wine-tasting session with 5 different types and styles of wines
  • Info booklet and Wine Certificate
  • Visit to an organic olive oil estate and extra virgin olive oil tasting
  • Picnic with traditional Cretan delicacies and drinks
A magnificent introduction to ancient sights and flavors!  Visit the oldest olive tree in the world and learn about the history of its sacred land.  You will then enjoy a wine tasting experience at one of the best wineries in the area.  Continue with the tour of an innovative, yet old fashioned, organic extra virgin olive oil estate using traditional techniques and enjoy a delicious picnic rich with Cretan delicacies.
 
Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from port of Chania
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
05/09/2022 05/09/2022
Santorini

Optional Private Excursions

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

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duration approx. 5 1/2 hours

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

The program starts at approx. 10am. Lunch is served at 2pm.
Santorini Wine Roads Tour (Private) - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:

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

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

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

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

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking driver and boat crew
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers (meeting point will be at the old port (drop off of tender boats)
  • Lunch on-board and local wine
Not Included:
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours
Meet your local guide and driver as you disembark your ship this morning for a half day exploring Santorini. Drive to Fira, where you will visit the Archaeological Museum which exhibits many items from excavations across the island such as vases from the 5th century BC and items from the Minoan age. After a short stroll in Fira, you may like to drive north to Oia, the most picturesque little town of the island, with white-washed houses, windmills and caves, perched on the very edge of the cliff.

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
05/10/2022 05/10/2022
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!

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

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.

Take a short drive to Athens, the cradle of European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. Leave your vehicle at the foot of the rock and follow your guide uphill to visit the Acropolis and see the principal buildings: the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple.

During your visit, you will also have some free time to enjoy the magnificent view and take some photos. Continue on with a panoramic tour of the city where you will view the Olympieion (the Temple of Olympian Zeus) from the 6th Century BC, one of the largest Corinthian style temples in Greek history and Hadrian's Arch (2nd Century AD) which divided the Greek city from Hadrian's new Roman city. Arriving at Syntagma Square, see the Royal Palace, built for Otto I of Bavaria and the present-day Parliament.

In front of the Palace stands the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where two soldiers (Evzoni) stand guard continuously. Finally visit the Stadium, which stands on the site of the Ancient Stadium, laid out under Lycurgus in the 4th Century BC and rebuilt in 1896 on its original plan for the modern Olympic Games.

Notes:

  • Sun protection indispensable
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps
  • Bottle of water recommended

Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

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.

We begin our exciting tour with a visit to the glamorous Acropolis, where we admire one of the world's masterpieces, the eternal Parthenon. The marble monuments and temples built in the classical times remind us that the Acropolis is more than the living history of Greece: it is the western world's prototype of aesthetics.

Continue with the highlights of historical and modern Athens. Enjoy the most famous historical spots in Athens including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the colourful Evzones, the ex-Royal Palace and the Panathenaikon Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held, and admire the unique perspective of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian's' Arch. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Plaka (old part of Athens).

In the afternoon (or even before lunch), continue with a visit to one of the following of your choice:

  • The National Archaeological Museum: This is the most important archaeological museum in Greece and one of the richest in the world concerning ancient Greek art. The Ancient Agora: At the foot of the Acropolis is the archaeological site of the ancient Agora. The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens; the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity; the religious and cultural centre and the seat of justice.
  • The Cycladic Arts Museum: A private museum founded ten years ago in order to present the art that was created in the Cycladic islands in the central Aegean Sea during the 3rd and 2nd millenniums BC. The sculptures on display are extremely interesting, sophisticated and modern for their time.
  • The Benaki Museum: Visit the outstanding Benaki Museum, housed in an elegant neoclassical mansion and travel through the millennia of Greek History starting from the depths of prehistory to the 20th century.

Notes:

  • Benaki Museum and Cycladic Museum will remain closed on Tuesdays
  • Sun protection is recommended
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

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.

Scenic drive (70km/43miles) along the coastal road known as "the Riviera of Attica" to Cape Sounion. Enjoy the splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Here stands the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, built near the edge of the cliff, one of the most beautiful monuments of the classical times to have survived to the present day. According to Mythology, Poseidon had his palace in the depths of the sea and his temple on a windswept rock rising above the Aegean Sea.

Enjoy the most enchanting at sunset before your transfer to the Ithaki Restaurant located on the waterfront of Vouliagmeni.

Enjoy a lovely dinner at the waterfront restaurant, Ithaki overlooking Vouliagmeni Bay and the sparkling Saronic Gulf, Ithaki is probably the best outdoor sea viewpoint of Attica. A typical Greek fishing boat at the entrance, full of crushed ice, fresh fish and lobsters of all sizes give you a hint that you are not here for steaks, although they are available. The elegant, exclusive seaside restaurant is built amphitheatrically on varying levels in a way to secure privacy and a magnificent view of the bay. The Ithaki cuisine is based mainly on traditional Greek recipes and gives priority to seafood delicacies and fresh fish. Soft piano music and songs are entertaining the guests during the whole evening. Greek hospitality and excellent service are priority at the Ithaki, ensuring clients' satisfaction!

Notes:

  • Sun protection is recommended 
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 6 1/2 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

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.

Scenic drive (70km/43miles) along the coastal road known as "the Riviera of Attica", which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, to Cape Sounion the southern-most point of the entire peninsula of Aemos (Balkans). Here stand the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, built near the edge of the cliff, one of the most beautiful monuments of the classical times to have survived to the present day. According to Mythology, Poseidon had his palace in the depths of the sea and his temple on a windswept rock rising above the Aegean Sea.

This tour is most enchanting at sunset!

Notes:

  • Sun protection is recommended
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

In the morning, you will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the cruise ship to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Enjoy a scenic drive to Delphi via the National Highway passing through the spectacular sites of Boetia, Thebes and Levadia.

Delphi is by common consent the most spectacularly beautiful ancient site in Greece and the one, which, even to the uninitiated, most vividly evokes the Classical Past.  In antiquity Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world (omphalos of the earth) and to this, and its oracle, the place owed its prestige, which extended far beyond the Greek world.  

Our visit to Delphi is divided into three parts: the Sanctuary of Apollo with the Stadion; the Castalian spring and the Sanctuary of Athena at Marmaria (from above as it is a steep ragged climb to access it); and the Museum.

Enjoy lunch at a traditional local restaurant.  En route to Athens, there will be a short stop at the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. The village is famous for its attractive hand-woven carpets and rugs as well as for its wine and cheese.

In the early evening return to Athens.


Notes:
•    Sun protection indispensable
•    Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps
•    Bottle of water recommended

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

In the morning, you will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the cruise ship to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Departure for the excursion to Corinth and Cenchreae, from the where St. Paul left for Ephesus.  Stop to view the Corinth Canal connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea.  Ancient Corinth is sited inland at the foot of Mount Acrocorinth.  The City’s ‘Long Wall’ began from the summit of the mountain, encompassed the city and ended at the port of Lechaio, which was the artificial harbor built on the shore of the Gulf of Corinth.

In the area of the city itself, the ruins are those of its Agora (Forum) as it was in the days of the Romans in the 1st century AD. On the northern side of the agora, seven of the thirty-eight columns of the Ancient Temple of Apollo (6th century BC) still stand. To the northeast of the Agora are the remains of the Theater and the Roman Odeon. Among the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Bema can be seen single structure from where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.  Corinth was the city where St. Paul created one of the biggest Christian communities in Europe.  A visit to the Museum is also included as well as a stop at the small port of Lechaio, where Paul disembarked.

Duration: Approximately 4½ hours

Notes:
•    Sun protection is recommended
•    Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
•    Bottle of water - recommended

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

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

Take a short drive to the city of Athens, the cradle of the European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. Leave your vehicle at the foot of the rock and follow your guide uphill to visit the Acropolis and see the principal buildings: the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple. During your visit, you will also have some free time to enjoy the magnificent view and take some photos.

Continue on with a panoramic tour of the city where you will view the Olympieion (the Temple of Olympian Zeus) from the 6th Century BC, one of the largest Corinthian style temples in Greek history and Hadrian’s Arch (2nd Century AD) which divided the Greek city from Hadrian’s new Roman city. Arriving at Syntagma Square, see the Royal Palace, built for Otto I of Bavaria and the present-day Parliament. In front of the Palace stands the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where two soldiers (Evzoni) stand guard continuously.  Finally visit the Stadium, which stands on the site of the Ancient Stadium, laid out under Lycurgus in the 4th Century BC and rebuilt in 1896 on its original plan for the modern Olympic Games.

We continue onward with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Athens. The Museum was founded in 1977 in order to collect, conserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2300 years of Jewish life in Greece. Its collection, which is continuously enriched, consists of seven and a half thousand original artifacts, photographs, documents and archives, and includes diverse material pertaining to the domestic and religious life, as well as the historical course of the Greek Jews.

The permanent exhibition illustrates subject areas such as the synagogue, the Jewish Holidays, traditional costumes, the Holocaust, the cycle of life and more.

It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.                   

Opening hours of the Jewish Museum:                             Daily 09:30-14:30 
Sunday 10:00-14:00 
Saturday: closed

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours
Dominated 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’s history and culture during your full day tour.

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.

Highlights:
  • Ascend the Acropolis to the Parthenon, one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world
  • Tour the Benaki Museum
Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
    All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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’ carved signatures, including that of Lord Byron. After touring the site, you return to your cruise ship in Piraeus.

Highlights:
  • Venture along the coast to Cape Sounion to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert A&K local guide (5 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
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Kusadasi (Ephesus)

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

PORT: KUSADASI
GLORIES OF EPHESUS 
Full-Day Tour


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

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant.

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

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

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

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

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

PORT: KUSADASI
A TASTE OF EPHESUS
Half- Day Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PORT: KUSADASI

EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY HOUSE

Half-Day Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

Includes:

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

Not Included:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

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

*The tour covers the main highlights of the ancient city

Tour Duration : 6-7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: High

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

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

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Ephesus and Sirince

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Ephesus & Sirince Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Sirince
  • Home-style lunch in a local village
  • Visit to a wine house
 
Your English-speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
Your tour will continue in Sirince. This pretty old Orthodox village was once Cirkince ("ugly"). Indeed its habitants gave this name on purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners to share the beauty of their village.
 
Still after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly at all and called it Sirince ("pretty"). As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees' views on his way. Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture as of the 1920's: after the Independence War, people exchange between Greek and Turks has occurred and all those typical Greek houses, though they kept their original outside characteristics, have received the local layout inside.
 
After a wonderful home-style lunch at a local restaurant, your guide will show you the village. You will see local women in the authentic narrow streets of the village, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil and handmade soaps. The village is also famous with its wine and you have the opportunity to visit a wine house. You can taste and buy several kinds of wines, from apple to strawberry.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Ephesus Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • Excavations of Terrace Houses
  • House of the Virgin Mary
 
Your English speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
You will also visit the ongoing excavations of the Greco Roman Houses of Ephesian Aristocrats (known as Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes being restored by archeologists as you visit the site.
 
In addition to the historic monuments, your excursion will also include a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a lovely little chapel set in the hills behind Ephesus believed to be Virgin Mary’s last home.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Ephesus Half Day Tour - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • The Library
  • Ephesus Theatre
 
Your English speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Kusadasi Port - Three Ancient Cities; Didyma, Miletus & Priene (Full Day Tour)
SHORE EXCURSIONS
KUSADASI
THREE ANCIENT CITIES

 
Arrive in Kusadasi,you will meet your professional guide at the port and drive to three ancient cities.
 
Your first stop will be Priene. The ancient harbor city of Priene probably changed its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is nearly 16 km away from the sea. The original place of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. Priene was laid out on a Hippodamian system of grid plan at the foot of a spectacular cliff on mount Mycale and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture.All the streets intersect at the right angles.
 
Next, visit Miletus an ancient city located near the present Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River, owed its importance to its position on trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80,000 and 100,000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Miletus seems to have produced geniuses the way Aphrodisias produced sculptors.
 
Lunch suggested at local restaurant.

Last, you will visit Didyma. The word Didyma meant "twins" and was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 m sacred road. However, this road may not have been constructed until the end of the 1C AD. In addition to pilgrimages made by sea, some festivals of drama, music and sports were held there every four years.
 
At the end of your tour, you can return to Kusadasi.
 
OUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Three Ancient Cities.
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour.
  • Welcome Package
  • VAT taxes.
OUR  PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    • At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Suggested lunch
Kusadasi Port - Biblical Tour of Ephesus ( Full Day tour)
Arrive in Kusadasi ,you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for private sightseeing.
 
First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun.  The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.
 
Then, visit Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis.  You will first visit Odeon Theatre where the state affairs used to be held. Then, view The Temple of Hadrian is one of the main attractions at Ephesus, with a beautiful arch on the front facade and interesting reliefs of Medusa. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.
  
Next, you will visit the newly excavated spectacular The Terrace Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus. Many of them were three-storied and had peristyles surrounded by rooms without windows but included frescoes and mosaics of mythological scenes. Some of the frescoes were scenes from the comedies of Menander and the tragedies of Euripides. They were luxuriously furnished private houses with fountains and central heating. Between the street and houses was a portico with a mosaic floor, behind which were shops.
 
Proceed to the Celsus Library is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early 2nd century AD. The Library of Celsus was commissioned by the Julius as a mausoleum for his father, Roman governor of the Asian Provinces. It is one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.

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

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant. 

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

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

First, visit Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis.  You will first visit Odeon Theatre where the state affairs used to be held. Then, view The Temple of Hadrian is one of the main attractions at Ephesus, with a beautiful arch on the front facade and interesting reliefs of Medusa. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.
 
Next, you will visit the newly excavated spectacular The Terrace Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus. Many of them were three-storied and had peristyles surrounded by rooms without windows but included frescoes and mosaics of mythological scenes. Some of the frescoes were scenes from the comedies of Menander and the tragedies of Euripides. They were luxuriously furnished private houses with fountains and central heating. Between the street and houses was a portico with a mosaic floor, behind which were shops.

Proceed to The Celsus Library is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early 2nd century AD. The Library of Celsus was comissioned by the Julius as a mausoleum for his father, Roman governor of the Asian Provinces. It is one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.

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

OUR NET PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 

  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus.
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program
  • Licensed professional  guide in English language.
  • Officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • VAT taxes.
OUR NET PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Suggested lunch

 

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

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

 
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Optional Private Excursions

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

Istanbul Port - Treasures of Istanbul (Full Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL

TREASURES OF ISTANBUL

Full-Day Tour

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

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

Hagia Sophia 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. The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous mosaics. UNESCO accepts Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.

** 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
BYZANTINE HIGHLIGHTS
Half-Day Tour


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

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

Hagia Sophia 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. The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous mosaics. UNESCO accepts Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.

** 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
CULTURAL ISTANBUL
Private Full-Day Tour

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

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

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

Lunch recommended at Hamdi Restaurant serving traditional Turkish Kebaps.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

PORT: ISTANBUL
OTTOMAN COLLECTION
Half - Day Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights:

  • Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

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

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's Jewish history and culture

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's art culture

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect's masterpieces

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cruise on the Bosphorus and visit to Grand Bazaar. 

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

Exclusions:
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit
Arrive in Istanbul,  you will meet your professional guide, outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cooking class experience at Turkish Flavours.
 
First you will embark on a culinary tour in the  Spice Market, you will stop at one of the most famous spice shops and taste the different spices that you will use during your class.  After your culinary tour in the Spice Market, you will take a local ferry to Kadikoy, on the Asian side of Istanbul  to transfer to the local home.
 

You will enjoy the workshop for your cooking experience. 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. Put your chef hats on and get cooking! Learn authentic recipes from local experts & chefs on a one of a kind private cooking class in Istanbul.


 At the end of your experience, you will return to the port .

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

You will visit the Egyptian Bazaar, the second largest covered market in Istanbul.  It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices, herbs, nuts, Turkish apricots and  cavier.  Around the bazaar , you can also find the cheese shops, fruits and vegetables. 
 
After your experience, you can have a break at one of the Turkish tea shops in the bazaar area and enjoy a Turkish or herbal tea.
 
At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port.
 
Afternoon at leisure.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Licensed professional guide in English language.
  • Services of Sea Song Tour’s English speaking, officially licensed guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne

*The tour covers the main highlights of the city

Tour Duration : 10-11 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

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

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Explorer®
As soon as guests step aboard Seven Seas Explorer they know they have arrived somewhere special. She is the most luxurious cruise ship to ever grace the seven seas and at every turn her designer touches astound, just as her professional crew delights guests by tending to their every need at a ratio of 1 to 1.36. She is intimately spacious, boasting the highest space ratios ever seen in the cruise industry, the largest suite balconies at sea, and the exclusive top-of-the-ship residence with a private in-suite spa, called the Regent Suite among her 375 suites. Guests choose from five exquisite dining options, including the exclusive Pan-Asian restaurant Pacific Rim and they may learn to prepare their own masterful meals at the Culinary Arts Kitchen – Regent Seven Seas Cruises' first cooking school at sea.
It's All Included...
It's All Included...
This is cruising as it was meant to be — where even the most sought-after amenities are included: FREE Business Class Air*, FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE WiFi, and much more. Guests enjoy unparalleled hospitality and impeccable service by professional staff in a sophisticated ambiance. They delight in the expansive spaciousness of all-suite accommodations, indulge in the exquisite cuisine of the finest dining experience at sea, and explore the world's greatest destinations without limits. Guests really can have it all aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises®.

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISE FARES INCLUDE:

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

*Based on availability

Onboard Activities and Entertainment
Onboard Activities and Entertainment
Guests aboard Regent ships delight in a warm and friendly ambiance fueled by extraordinary staff that hosts an array of onboard activities that enrich and entertain. Programming ranges from exquisite wine and artisan cheese tastings, as well as in-depth cooking classes at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Guests may also participate in insightful lectures and discussions through The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys available on the majority of itineraries. And across all their ships, guests can choose to be pampered in the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or in the heated shimmering waters of the sun-kissed resort pool. Each evening live music performances are perfectly paired with expertly prepared cocktails. And at the main show lounge guests can attend full-scale musical productions and rousing cabaret shows in an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house.
Culinary Arts Kitchen
Culinary Arts Kitchen
The Culinary Arts Kitchen exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer provides guests with all of the ingredients to expand their culinary skills in a welcoming environment reminiscent of the most prestigious cooking schools in the world in both layout and design. The 18 culinary workstations are fully equipped with top-of-the-line induction cooktops, stainless steel sinks and a comprehensive collection of cooking essentials. Guests attending the optional classes in the Culinary Arts Kitchen on Deck 11 will receive highly-individualized hands on instruction. The curriculum will appeal to a wide range of tastes and cater to all levels of aptitude, from beginner to experienced chef instructors. See below a list of the culinary classes currently available, which vary by voyage, for a minimal cost of $89 per person.

NEW! MODERN NORDIC
Delight in the delectable cuisine of Northern Europe! Among the traditional recipes presented are the Swedish Smörgåstårta and a fish chowder that hails from Estonia.

EVERYTHING FRENCH
As the cuisine to which all others aspire, this class is designed around classic French technique. At the conclusion of the course, guests will know the difference between French bistro and haute cuisine, as well as explore the various regional cuisines of France. This class focuses on classic techniques designed to elevate the kitchen skills of amateur cooks at home.

MAJESTIC MEDITERRANEAN
Participants of this class will master signature dishes selected from Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, and Spain. They will also learn why the Mediterranean diet is celebrated as both healthy and abundant in flavor. Throughout the class, they will sample unique wines from the Mediterranean and discover why they are perfect pairings for the foods of this majestic cuisine.

THE BEAUTIFUL BIRD
This technique-focused class allows participants to master the art of grilling, roasting and sauté. They will also learn about complementing their entrees with perfect side dishes. During the class, guests enjoy a white and red wine sample and taste how both can pair perfectly with the beautiful bird.

GONE FISHING
This class is a master-level instruction on eight techniques for fish cookery; sauté, shallow poach, deep poach, pan fry, curing, ceviche, grilling and baking. Guests will learn these crafts through hands-on work and from the lively demonstrations by their Chef Instructor. Upon completion of this class, learners will be proficient in fish cookery and boast a new confidence in their ability to prepare great fish dishes at home.

LIGHT MY FIRE
This class focuses on the mastery of high heat cooking, whether on a grill or stovetop. Participants will learn the secrets of perfect grilling and sautéing, and how to improve the flavor and consistency of their favorite meats.

AT HOME ITALIAN
In Italy, no dish is more symbolic of home cooking than pasta! In this class, guests learn to make pasta from scratch. They will also master the fundamentals of great pasta cookery, whether using fresh or dried pasta, as well as the art of pairing the ideal sauce with the proper pasta. This class also provides insight on how to buy, store and cook with extra virgin olive oil.

WHO WANTS DESSERT
Finishing a meal with the perfect dessert requires both art and skill. This class broadens the understanding of how to finish a meal to perfection! From the preparation of an artfully designed cheese plate to the selection of delicate dessert wines, guests will learn to elevate their skills and show them off at their next dinner party or entertaining event.

TEATIME AT THE ABBEY
Inspired by the acclaimed PBS series, Downton Abbey, participants will learn how to assemble both a sweet and savory teatime party complete with bubbly cocktails, as well as how to make an English scone and brew a proper pot of English tea. Learners will be amazed at the variety and flavor of the recipes intended to bridge the hours between lunch and dinner.

HEALTHY KITCHEN
There is no need to sacrifice flavor when cooking healthy…and this class aims to prove that very point! The secrets of extra virgin olive oil will be highlighted and participants will learn the art of “healthifying” traditional favorites. Many techniques and recipes for this class are used in the Canyon Ranch® cooking school and spas.

MODERN CLASSICS
Ask any chef what they cook at home and you may be surprised to learn that they enjoy making classic dishes. In this class, learners enjoy a return to the fundamentals of the great American recipes of James Beard, Julia Child and Jacques Pepin…with a modern spin.

THE PERFECT PAIR
This class is perfect for luxury travelers that indulge in fine wines paired with delicious food. Participants will learn how to properly select the right wine for a preferred dish, as well as finding for the right meal to pair with a favorite wine. The curriculum includes cooking several recipes and then pairing them with wines to explore how different varietals complement the dishes.

THERE'S AN "APP" FOR THAT
This class explores trendy and tasty foods to serve as appetizers. Selected from the cuisines around the globe – the Mediterranean, Baltic, Asia, South and Central America and New Zealand – these recipes display great variety and exciting flavors. At the conclusion of this class, learners will be ready to host a fabulous cocktail party with tastes from around the globe.

VIVA FIESTA
Taking inspiration from Spanish tapas, this class provides a robust menu for a tasty Mexican snacking party, including a lesson on how to make the perfect Mexican cocktails.

BRUNCH FAVORITES
Who doesn’t love brunch? For this class, instead of reverting to the “same old” brunch classics, the Chef Instructor has gathered the trendiest recipes. The class also includes a fabulous brunch cocktail buffet.

VIVA ESPAÑA
At the conclusion of this class, amateur chefs will be able to host a Spanish tapas party, complete with delightfully authentic Sangria. The Chef Instructor assembled their favorite tapas recipes from across Spain for a hearty and satisfying menu, including a demonstration of the art of paella.

HEALTHY GREEK
The birthplace of the Mediterranean diet was on the island of Crete and those same fundamentals were used to build the menu for this class. Participants will master plant-based dishes that are hearty and satisfying, and also learn to season meats to optimize their flavor. Lots of extra virgin olive oil and honey will flow during this class as well.

CARIBE
The Caribbean is a celebration of cuisines from all over the world. This class highlights the fresh ingredients and distinctive flavors of this cuisine with recipes that learners will make over and over again at home. Also part of the curriculum is the art of roasting spicy nuts and making a Caribbean cocktail to wash them down.

Gourmet Explorer Tours
Gourmet Explorer Tours
Our distinctive Gourmet Explorer Tours, offered exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer, allows guests the unique opportunity to experience the culinary culture of the world’s most delicious destinations. From savoring the authentic flavors of a region to learning new techniques in local cooking classes, guests can choose from a variety of optional tours that take them to local markets to find exotic spices, sample delicious wines at breathtaking estates and savor gourmet meals expertly prepared by renowned chefs. See below a list of Gourmet Explorer Tours currently available.

NEW! NICE MARKET VISIT & CHATEAU EZA LUNCH – FROM MONTE CARLO, MONACO
This excursion offers a memorable day on the Cote d’Azur complete with an exquisite lunch at the restaurant, Chateau Eza. Guests will be hosted by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, as they wander through the open-air seaside market in Nice, known for elegant flowers, photo-perfect fruit and vegetable stalls, and quaint cafes.

NEW! CHEF MARKET TOUR AND TAPAS CLASS – FROM BILBAO, SPAIN
Accompanied by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, participants of this tour visit the Mercado de la Ribera in central Bilbao, followed by tapas and pintxos snacks in Plaza Nova. Guests will also enjoy a short photo stop at the exterior of the famed Guggenheim museum, and then back to the ship for a 90-minute Tapas and Pintxos cooking class for lunch.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

NEW! ATARAZANAS MARKET & ONBOARD TAPAS CLASS – FROM MÁLAGA, SPAIN
Participants of this tour experience Málaga like a true gourmand with a visit to the Atarazanas Central Market, an architectural gem housing a vivid collection of fresh fish, Spanish hams and cheeses and produce. Accompanied by the Culinary Arts Kitchen Chef Instructor, guests will shop for ingredients for their onboard tapas cooking class.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

NEW! MASTER CHEF, PROVENCE LUNCH & WINES – FROM PROVENCE, FRANCE
Renowned Michelin-starred Master Chef Rene Berard hosts guests at his private property where they enjoy a tour and Provencal cooking demonstration. An elegant lunch at Le Bistrot de Jef is included and it features the very best of seasonal Provencal wines. Under the glass rooftop, guests enjoy the view of beautiful Provence and savor Mediterranean inspired dishes prepared especially for our group.

NEW! CHEF’S MARKET TOUR & PAELLA LUNCHEON – FROM VALENCIA, SPAIN
Guests will shop for the ingredients for their paella cooking class at the Central Market, a fabulously restored and vast modernistic building. After shopping in the market, participants will journey to Malvarrosa Beach for a causal seaside luncheon at one of Valencia's most popular paella restaurants, La Pepica. Then, they return on board for a private cooking demonstration with the ingredients purchased.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

NEW! CHEF MARKET TOUR, DEMO, LUNCH & GELATO – FROM VENICE, ITALY
Accompanied by the Chef from The Culinary Arts Kitchen, participants immerse themselves in the traditions of Venetian cuisine by browsing the centuries-old Rialto Market and then watching a cooking demonstration with a Venetian master chef at her private villa. Afterwards, they enjoy a sumptuous and authentic lunch at the villa.

NEW! FISH WORKSHOP & TALLINN’S OLD TOWN – FROM TALLINN, ESTONIA
Accompanied by the Chef from The Culinary Arts Kitchen, participants journey to a quaint fishing village for a culinary workshop on fish and fish cookery from a local fish expert. Then they travel to Upper Old Town Tallinn for a short guided tour that includes a photo-stop, which offers up a panoramic view of this enchanting old city.

NEW! ST. MALO WALKING TOUR & CASTELBRAC – FROM ST. MALO, FRANCE
A tender ride brings guests to the picturesque city walls of St. Malo, where they will enjoy a special meal at the restaurant of Castelbrac, prepared by Chef Julien Hennote. Chef Hennote is the recipient of the prized Escoffier trophy and specializes in using local products to produce his gourmet dishes. At the conclusion of lunch, guests will take a guided walking tour of the old city.

NEW! CHEF’S MARKET TOUR & LATVIAN COOKING – FROM RIGA, LATVIA
Along with the Chef from The Culinary Arts Kitchen and a local Latvian Chef, participants of this tour enjoy a tour through the Central Market of Riga – deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered Europe’s largest market and bazaar – where they’ll shop for produce and ingredients that will be used later for a Latvian cooking class and lunch once back on board the ship.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

NEW! CHEF’S MARKET TOUR & NORDIC COOKING – FROM HELSINKI, FINLAND
This tour takes guests to Helsinki's oldest food market where they will shop for produce, fish and Nordic ingredients under the guidance of the Chef from The Culinary Arts Kitchen. These ingredients will later be used for a hands-on cooking class. Along the way, participants enjoy tasting some local specialties at the market and taking in the sights on a brief panoramic tour through the city and along the seaside.

NEW! BALLYMALOE COOKING SCHOOL – FROM CORK, IRELAND
Together with the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests visit one of the world’s top culinary destinations, Ballymaloe. The estate includes a luxury inn in the Irish B&B tradition, as well as a world- renowned cooking school complete with kitchen gardens, herb gardens, free range chickens, greenhouses, a demonstration kitchen and an impressive culinary and wine shop. After touring the property, participants indulge in an intimate 3-course lunch.

CHEF MARKET TOUR: CANNOLIS & LUNCH WITH WINES – FROM TAORMINA (SICILY), ITALY
Accompanied by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests visit the renowned fish and produce market in Catania, learn how to make delicious cannoli from a Sicilian pastry master and cap off the day with lunch and a cooking demonstration at a famed Taormina restaurant with slow food Chef Turi. Wines from Etna’s award-winning Benanti winery will be paired during lunch by the winemaker himself for an authentically Sicilian wine-and-food experience.

CHEF MARKET TOUR: PESTO, PASTA & LUNCH – FROM PORTOFINO, ITALY
Accompanied by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests enjoy a short boat ride along the coastline to Rapallo. Upon arrival, they are greeted by Guido, a local culinary expert for tastings of the famous Ligurian olive oil and a guided stroll through the local farmers market. Later, they travel to Recco for an unforgettable pasta making class with a true master followed by a lunch of local specialties and wines.

CHEF TOUR OF CÁDIZ MARKET & TAPAS LUNCH FROM SEVILLE (CÁDIZ), SPAIN
Accompanied by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests will stroll through a traditional open-air fish and produce market in the Old Quarter. A spectacularly authentic market, the bounty of southern Spain’s land and sea are meticulously displayed by the local vendors here. The tour includes a tapas lunch at historic El Chato along the seaside.

CITY FOOD MARKETS & MICHELIN 2-STAR LUNCH – FROM BARCELONA, SPAIN
Guests join their Culinary Arts Kitchen Chef Instructor for an insider’s tour of Barcelona’s trendy food and wine scene. They visit the Boqueria and Santa Caterina markets to get acquainted with the ingredients used by both Catalonian chefs in Barcelona’s haute restaurants as well as local chefs. Then, experience an extra virgin olive oil tasting before enjoying lunch at 2-star Michelin restaurant ABaC and an insider’s peek at the kitchens of famed Chef Jordi Cruz.

MARKET-TO-TABLE CHEF TOUR & COOKING CLASS – FROM CORFU, GREECE
Guests embarking on this tour receive a shopping assignment from their Chef Instructor to gather produce, cheeses and specialties at the local market. They also get to enjoy a light lunch at a famed local taverna, before returning on board for a cooking class on Corfu cuisine using the bounty of their foraging efforts.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

TUSCAN FOOD & WINE AT PRIVATE VILLA – FROM LIVORNO, ITALY
Guests enjoy a day in the countryside and a truly authentic food and wine experience. They visit the Mercato Centrale with their Chef Instructor and local guide. They travel to Villa Dianella for a cooking demonstration and sumptuous luncheon with wines, in addition to learning about the olive oil and winemaking traditions dating back to when the Medici family used the villa as their country home in hunting season.

PLEASE NOTE: Gourmet Explorer Tours are available on select voyages and priced from $69 per person. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Tours are based on availability and subject to change at any time without notice.

Distinctive Amenities
Distinctive Amenities
Guests of our Concierge-level Suites and higher experience the highest level of luxury, service and privilege offered at sea and land. These suites feature sumptuous included amenities, an expansive private veranda, and the ability to personalize many of its offerings. Guests in Penthouse Suites and higher indulge in the services of a meticulous Butler and those in Grand Suites and above have guaranteed reservations at the restaurant of their choice and may take residence as early as noon on embarkation day.

CONCIERGE SUITE COLLECTION

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

DISTINCTIVE SUITE COLLECTION

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

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

DISTINCTIVE SUITE AMENITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, REGENT SUITE ALSO ENJOY:

  • FREE First Class Air* for All Domestic (U.S.) Flights
  • FREE Business Class Air* for All Intercontinental Flights
  • FREE Roundtrip Private Sedan Transfers Between Airport and Home
  • FREE Personal Car and Guide to Explore Ashore
  • FREE Unlimited In-Suite Canyon Ranch SpaClub® Services
  • FREE Unlimited Laundry and Pressing
Enrichment Series
Enrichment Series
Of all the pleasures of cruising, enriching the mind can be among the most fulfilling. Gaining insider’s knowledge and participating in one-of-a-kind programs elevates the experience and brings unforgettable memories. While throughout all of our voyages guests can join in any number of complimentary enriching activities, our Spotlight Series voyages feature an in-depth focus on a particular subject. Enjoy the music and dance of world-renowned entertainers, learn the fine art of pairing wine with food, or simply gain otherwise unobtainable insight into world affairs at the hand of former ambassadors, politicians and other notables.
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim
Celebrating the culinary traditions of Asia, Pacific Rim delights guests with the perfect balance of delicious flavors and Zen-like ambiance. The restaurant is located on Deck 5, and the interior glows with muted lighting that illuminates intricate architectural details. During dinner, guests are treated to incredible ocean views through windows designed in an abstract lotus shape, a universal Asian motif. To complement the stunning décor, Pacific Rim’s chefs created a delectable menu of Pan-Asian creations with dishes such as grilled Korean barbecue lamb chops, wok-fried beans, eryngii mushroom and gochujang dressing. Pacific Rim is open for dinner each evening, reservations are required.
Chartreuse
Chartreuse
Featuring a modern French menu, Chartreuse evokes memories of a chic Parisian fine dining restaurant discovered during an evening stroll. Located on Deck 10 aft, wherever guests are seated in this regal restaurant, they will be treated to a succulent dinner while enjoying incredible ocean views. The restaurant ambiance is complemented by a menu that features dishes expertly prepared using modern techniques for a multiple course celebration of French gastronomy. Chartreuse is open for lunch on alternate port days and every day at sea, in addition to dinner each evening with reservations.
Prime 7
Prime 7
A true classic in every sense, the Prime 7 restaurant aboard Seven Seas Explorer personifies luxury at every turn. Handsomely decorated with ingenious uses of glass, metal and granite, you will feel as if you have arrived at an iconic members-only club. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar before being taken to your personal banquette. And after savoring a succulent filet mignon or a mouthwatering côte de boeuf, delight in a digestif and a lively conversation with fellow guests in the comfort of supple leather wing-back chairs.
La Veranda
La Veranda
Located on Deck 11 aft, guests take in stunning ocean views while enjoying elegant breakfast and lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded, open-air deck. Breakfasts include traditional favorites, as well as a made-to-order omelet station, a variety of fresh fruits and pastries, along with daily specials, like fluffy Belgian waffles with fresh blueberry compote. For lunch guests indulge in an array of choices from a bountiful salad bar, gourmet sandwiches, hot carving stations and delicious desserts.
Setti Mari at La Veranda
Setti Mari at La Veranda
In the evenings, La Veranda transforms into the warm and inviting Sette Mari at La Veranda, where tables are candlelit to match the star-filled skies. The menu also transforms into a tantalizing journey of alluring antipasto, perfect homemade pastas, enticing main courses and divine desserts hailing from all over Italy.
The Café
The Café
Located on Deck 5 mid-ship, guests enjoy complimentary coffee drinks prepared by our baristas, as well as delicious pastries, gourmet sandwiches and homemade cookies. Additionally, international newspapers and news magazines are made available. This venue is the perfect destination to relax, converse and enjoy coffee and snacks throughout the day.
Compass Rose
Compass Rose
Our largest specialty restaurant at sea, this is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast and dinner. Located on Deck 4, Compass Rose delights with a beautifully defined atmosphere and transitions from refreshing natural light during the day to a romantic ice blue lighting theme at night. The new dinner menu is so encompassing and customizable that it provides guests with a seemingly endless combination of dishes to choose from, prepared to taste, garnished with a sauce of choice and complemented with side dishes and accompaniments. Additionally, each evening the ship’s Executive Chef creates nightly specials, which adds more than a dozen mouthwatering appetizers, pasta dishes and entrée choices to the menu.
Pool Grill
Pool Grill
Located on Deck 11, the Pool Grill is open-air, yet abundantly shaded for comfortable dining. Choose your preferred table and one of our attentive staff will take your order. While the atmosphere is deliciously informal, the menu and preparation reflects the same attention to detail as the finest of restaurants. Enjoy grilled-to-order burgers, grilled seafood, sandwiches and fresh salads. Guests enjoy milk shakes, malts, and hand-dipped ice cream desserts sprinkled with all their favorite toppings.
Room Service
Room Service
Twenty-four hours a day, guests enjoy everything from a Continental breakfast in the privacy of their spacious balcony to a gourmet dinner served course-by-course, delivered to their suite. The in-suite menu includes a variety of appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts. During dinner time, the menu expands to include entrée selections from Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea.
Card Room
Card Room
The beautifully decorated Card Room is an inviting and tranquil oasis. Guests may gather their favorite teammates for lively afternoon or evening of board games, as well as enjoy a social game of Bridge or participate in an ACBL Tournament on select voyages. The Card Room is steps away from the Pool Deck on Deck 11 forward.
Library
Library
Well-stocked and exceedingly comfortable, the Library offers a calm setting for reading and relaxing. A vast collection of volumes ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature are available. The Library is conveniently located across the Card Room on Deck 11 forward.
Meridian Lounge
Meridian Lounge
Located on Deck 5 mid-ship, the Meridian Lounge is elegantly appointed and comfortably furnished. Boasting an expansive bar and relaxed arm chairs, this space is an ideal location to gather for a cocktail, especially after one of the many exciting performances at the Constellation Theater. Entertainment-rich evenings continue with virtuoso performances by resident musicians.
Casino
Casino
Guests delight in the exciting gaming offerings inside our elegant, Monte Carlo-style casino. The Casino is located on Deck 4, and is open every day at sea when not restricted by territorial border limits. Glass doorways lead the way to games that include Blackjack, roulette, poker, and a full craps table, as well as slot machines.
Connoisseur Club
Connoisseur Club
Located on Deck 11 forward, the Connoisseur Club is the perfect venue to enjoy a fine cigar or imbibe a favorite libation while enjoying spirited conversation with new found friends. This elegant hideaway provides comfortable leather armchairs and a club-like atmosphere. Smoking is permitted in the Connoisseur Club.
Constellation Theater
Constellation Theater
Located on Decks 4 and 5 forward, the Constellation Theater features an intricate entry-way mosaic, table-top Murano glass lamps and comfortable cabaret-style seats. Enjoy thrilling shows such as Paradis, our bohemian cabaret featuring a sophisticated collection of vignettes that showcase a distinctive French style, and My Revolution, an enthralling, original musical that takes the audience back to when Beatlemania and the British invasion hit North America.
Explorer Lounge
Explorer Lounge
Located on Deck 4 mid-ship, the Explorer Lounge’s rich mahogany wood columns, heavy leather chairs and deep blue fabrics set the tone for the start of a wonderful evening. Our resident musicians entertain with familiar tunes and special requests from an intimate stage arched with a golden proscenium. Guests may meet friends for a pre-dinner cocktail at the elegant, black marble bar.
Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge
Located on Deck 11 forward, the Observation Lounge brings to life opulence and indulgence with a rich color palate that features shimmering silver, gold, black and white color hues, while the floor to ceiling windows provide guests with incredible ocean vistas. The Observation Lounge musicians will entertain daily and it is the perfect spot for unwinding from afternoon tea time to pre-dinner cocktails to a nightcap.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
Welcome to the ultimate indulgence: a day at the serene Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Located on Deck 5 aft, guests can choose from an array of experiences such as signature massages and therapeutic bodywork, aromatherapy, ayurvedic and seaweed treatments, as well as facials. Guests may also choose from an extraordinary selection of luxurious beauty treatments, including hair care, manicures, pedicures and more available in the salon. View a complete listing of services and pricing.
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
On Deck 6 aft, above the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, is the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, which features Lifecycles, free weights, striders, StairMasters, treadmills, weight benches, a Nautilus machine, workout mats and step benches. Canyon Ranch fitness experts lead popular exercise classes, such as Pilates, yoga and aerobics and are on hand to offer advice and demonstrate the use of fitness equipment.
Jogging Track & Recreation
Jogging Track & Recreation
Whether an early morning run or a brisk walk in the evening, the Jogging Track on Deck 12 offers the best views. Also along the path is the dedicated sports area, featuring shuffleboard, putting greens, golf nets, bocce court and paddle tennis.
Boutiques
Boutiques
Whether looking for something special to wear for dinner or a memento to bring back home, guests may browse through designer garments and fashionable accessories in our shops. Located on Deck 4 just outside the Constellation Theater, The Boutiques offer a wide range of items from upscale handbags to exclusive fragrances to fine jewelry in an intimate and unhurried setting.
Business Center
Business Center
Seven Seas Explorer offers FREE WiFi access throughout the ship, allowing guests to connect to the Internet with their own device. If a guest prefers to travel without a laptop, the staffed Business Center on Deck 5 offers desktop computers that allow them to access their emails and browse the Internet. Guests also have access to a printer for a nominal fee.
Reception and Concierge
Reception and Concierge
Our guests’ every wish, whim and want can be fulfilled at our welcoming Reception Desk on Deck 5 in the Atrium. Open 24 hours a day our office staff is happy to answer questions. The ship’s Concierge can be contacted at the Reception Desk as well. He or she is eager to provide guests with general assistance.
Featured Lecturers
Featured Lecturers
Part of what makes a cruise with us so rewarding is the way we augment traditional shipboard activities with bridge instruction and other enhancements. We also offer an excellent lecture series on select voyages. Lecturers provide insight and perspectives far beyond what you would read in the average guidebook. Many of our speakers have first-hand knowledge of these locales, and most come from the foreign service and leading universities, or perhaps from the world of the arts or journalism.
Onboard Happenings
Onboard Happenings
Each voyage aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises is unique, with special activities tailored to the region and season. Guests can watch celebrated chefs prepare signature dishes during demonstrations and, aboard Seven Seas Explorer®, they may learn essential cooking techniques at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. They can golf by day, dance by night, and partake in a host of recreational pursuits, as well as sip and savor their way through some of the world's greatest wine regions and the merriment of holidays and with decadent onboard celebrations.
Featured Programs
Featured Programs
This special series of cruises focuses on learning about and exploring the world around us. Guests gain perspective on our environment, rare locations on our planet, and even destinations beyond Earth. Respected scientists and explorers will share their unique perspectives on where we came from and where we are going next.
The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys
The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys
The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys is an engaging onboard enrichment program led by a wide range of experts, from noted art historians to leading authors to former diplomats, who are eager to share their first-hand knowledge and expertise. More than a lecture series, this program is completely interactive. Smithsonian Journeys Experts sail for the entire duration of our voyages, allowing for the exchange ideas and social interactions on personal level, from dinners to cocktail parties, in addition to attending insightful talks.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2016
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2016
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Marshall Islands
Tonnage (GRT)
56,000
Guests (Lowers)
750
Total Guests
750
Passenger Decks
10
Number of Crew
542
Officers' Nationality
European
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
377
Suites
377
Balconies
377
Ocean/River View
–
Interior
–
Accessible
3
Guests aboard Regent ships delight in a warm and friendly ambiance fueled by extraordinary staff that hosts an array of onboard activities that enrich and entertain. Programming ranges from exquisite wine and artisan cheese tastings, as well as in-depth cooking classes at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Guests may also participate in insightful lectures and discussions through The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys available on the majority of itineraries. And across all their ships, guests can choose to be pampered in the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or in the heated shimmering waters of the sun-kissed resort pool. Each evening live music performances are perfectly paired with expertly prepared cocktails. And at the main show lounge guests can attend full-scale musical productions and rousing cabaret shows in an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house.
Tipping Policy
Gratuities are included in the cruise fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Computer centers are centrally-located on each ship and Internet access is available for a nominal fee. Wireless access is available throughout the ship, including most suites, and is generally available at a speed of 640kb, but does vary. Please be advised that bandwidth-heavy applications such as Skype and MagicJack are not permitted to be used onboard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Conference Room/Conference Center
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Nightclub
  • Show Lounge
  • Cigar Bar
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Slippers
  • Television / Radio
  • Spacious Closet(s)
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
    Some alternative restaurants may require reservations.
  • Café/Coffee Bar
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Complimentary Wine With Dinner
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Business Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    Each ship has a licensed and registered doctor and nurse for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary charges. The ships' medical centers are designed to provide medical care for certain temporary illnesses and accidents, and are not intended or capable of providing on-going treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Acupuncture Treatments
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Full Service Spa
  • Heated Pool
  • Jogging Track
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Putting Greens
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Weight Machines
  • Whirlpool(s)
Children and Teens
  • Seasonal Children's Program
  • Youth Counselor Staff

All suites are at least 300 square feet and offer the elegant design and luxurious amenities that you would expect from the finest hotels and resorts around the world. 98% of the stunning ocean views can be enjoyed from the comfort of a private balcony, and every detail — from a minibar stocked with your preferred beverages to a perfect night’s sleep on your Elite Slumber™ bed — is prepared with you in mind.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2021. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2) $8,499
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: G2
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6

DELUXE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • FREE Valet Laundry Service
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne & Fresh Fruit
  • Private Balcony on Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Sitting Area
  • Marble & Stone Detailed Bathroom
  • European King-Size Elite Slumber™ Bed
  • In-Suite Minibar Set-Up & Refill
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television & Direct-Dial Satellite Phone
  • L’Occitane® Jasmin & Bergamote Bath Amenities
  • Regent Bathrobe & Slippers
  • Walk-In Closet with Safe
  • Vanity & Hair Dryer
Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1) $8,799
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: G1
  • Deck 6

DELUXE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • FREE Valet Laundry Service
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne & Fresh Fruit
  • Private Balcony on Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Sitting Area
  • Marble & Stone Detailed Bathroom
  • European King-Size Elite Slumber™ Bed
  • In-Suite Minibar Set-Up & Refill
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television & Direct-Dial Satellite Phone
  • L’Occitane® Jasmin & Bergamote Bath Amenities
  • Regent Bathrobe & Slippers
  • Walk-In Closet with Safe
  • Vanity & Hair Dryer
Superior Suite (F2) $9,299
Superior Suite
  • Category: F2
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7

DELUXE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • FREE Valet Laundry Service
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne & Fresh Fruit
  • Private Balcony on Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Sitting Area
  • Marble & Stone Detailed Bathroom
  • European King-Size Elite Slumber™ Bed
  • In-Suite Minibar Set-Up & Refill
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television & Direct-Dial Satellite Phone
  • L’Occitane® Jasmin & Bergamote Bath Amenities
  • Regent Bathrobe & Slippers
  • Walk-In Closet with Safe
  • Vanity & Hair Dryer
Superior Suite (F1) $9,599
Superior Suite
  • Category: F1
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7

DELUXE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • FREE Valet Laundry Service
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne & Fresh Fruit
  • Private Balcony on Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Sitting Area
  • Marble & Stone Detailed Bathroom
  • European King-Size Elite Slumber™ Bed
  • In-Suite Minibar Set-Up & Refill
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television & Direct-Dial Satellite Phone
  • L’Occitane® Jasmin & Bergamote Bath Amenities
  • Regent Bathrobe & Slippers
  • Walk-In Closet with Safe
  • Vanity & Hair Dryer
Concierge Suite (E) $10,499
Concierge Suite
  • Category: E
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 332/Balcony: 115-132

CONCIERGE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:
    • FREE Ground Transfers
    • FREE Breakfast
    • FREE Porterage
  • Priority Online Shore Excursion & Dining Reservations
  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker & Cashmere Blankets
  • Complimentary Tote Bag

Plus All Amenities Listed in Deluxe Suites

Concierge Suite (D) $10,899
Concierge Suite
  • Category: D
  • Deck 14
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 332/Balcony: 83-132

CONCIERGE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:
    • FREE Ground Transfers
    • FREE Breakfast
    • FREE Porterage
  • Priority Online Shore Excursion & Dining Reservations
  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker & Cashmere Blankets
  • Complimentary Tote Bag

Plus All Amenities Listed in Deluxe Suites

Penthouse Suite (B) $13,149
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: B
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 450/Balcony: 111-176

PENTHOUSE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes
  • Daily Canapés
  • Guerlain Bath Amenities & Men’s Unscented Shaving Kit
  • Bose® SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker
  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Complimentary Garment Pressing on First Night
  • Personalized Stationery
  • In-Suite Windows® Tablet on Explorer and Splendor only

Plus All Amenities Listed in Concierge Suites

Explorer Suite (ES) $18,499
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 655/Balcony: 166-263

EXPLORER SUITE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • Welcome Bottle of Veuve Clicquot
  • Personalized In-Suite Full-Liquor Bar Set-Up
  • A Sumptuous In-Suite Caviar Service Once During Cruise
  • Delivery of up to 3 Daily Newspapers & World Atlas
  • In-Suite Blu-ray Player
  • Bottega Veneta Bath Amenities
  • Selection of Fig & Tea Leaves Bath Salts
  • Luxe Fruit Arrangement
  • Priority Boarding on Embarkation Day with Suite Access at 1pm
Regent Suite (RS) $63,499
Regent Suite
  • Category: RS
  • Deck 14
  • Square Feet: Suite: 3,026/Balcony: 1,417

REGENT SUITE

LUXURY DEFINED (4,443 SQ. FT. Suite: up to 3,151 sq. ft. | Balcony: up to 1,417 sq. ft.)

  • 2 Spacious Bedrooms
  • 2 Private Balconies with Heated Mini-Pool Spa
  • 2 1/2 Marble & Stone Detailed Bathrooms, 1 with Jetted Tub
  • Private In-Suite Spa with Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi
  • King-Size Hästens Vividus Bed† in Master Bedroom on Seven Seas Splendor™
  • King-Size Savoir Bed† with Mollissima Duvet in Master Bedroom on Seven Seas Explorer®
  • Spacious Living Room
  • Private Solarium on Seven Seas Explorer
  • Panoramic, Ocean-View Bar on Seven Seas Splendor
  • 3 Walk-In Closets with 2 Safes
  • Glass-Enclosed, Ocean-View Shower & Spa on Seven Seas Splendor
  • Custom Steinway Grand Baroque Piano by Dakota Jackson on Seven Seas Explorer

EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES

  • FREE Personal Car & Guide to Explore Ashore
  • FREE Unlimited Serene Spa & Wellness™ Services In Suite
  • Personal Butler
  • Exclusive Access to The Study, a Private Dining Room for up to 12 Guests
  • FREE Unlimited Valet Laundry & Dry Cleaning
  • Choice of Designer Bath Amenities: Guerlain, Bottega Veneta and L’Occitane® Jasmin & Bergamote
  • Guerlain Box with Fragrance & Spongellé Buffer
  • Spa Accessories & Spongology Collection
  • Cristina Azario Cashmere Throw

Plus All Amenities Listed in Master Suites

Seven Seas Suite (SS) Limited Availability
Seven Seas Suite
  • Category: SS
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 577-655/Balcony: 166-237

SEVEN SEAS SUITE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • Bottega Veneta Bath Amenities
  • Selection of Fig & Tea Leaves Bath Salts
  • Priority Boarding on Embarkation Day with Suite Access at 1pm
  • Luxe Fruit Arrangement
  • Suite Access on Embarkation Day at 1pm
  • In-Suite Blu-ray Player

Plus All Amenities Listed in Penthouse Suites

Master Suite (MS) Limited Availability
Master Suite
  • Category: MS
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 1,064-1,114/Balcony: 831-994

MASTER SUITE & GRAND SUITE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • Dinner with a Senior Officer
  • Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice
  • In-Suite Dining Menu Including Specialty Restaurant Selections During Dining Hours
  • Priority Boarding on Embarkation Day with Suite Access at Noon
  • Complimentary 25-Minute Personal Fitness Session at the Serene Spa & Wellness™ Fitness Center
  • Complimentary In-Suite Cocktail Party for 8
  • Guerlain Box with Fragrance & Spongellé Buffer
  • Bottega Veneta Bath Amenities
  • Tea Forté Set-Up

Plus All Amenities Listed in Explorer Suites

Veranda Suite (H) Limited Availability
Veranda Suite
  • Category: H
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 219/Balcony: 88
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Private Balcony

Built-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 2 Guests

Intimate Sitting Area

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 219 ft2 (20 m2)

Balcony: 88 ft2 (8 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Grand Suite (GS) Limited Availability
Grand Suite
  • Category: GS
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 854-1,013/Balcony: 277-916

MASTER SUITE & GRAND SUITE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • Dinner with a Senior Officer
  • Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice
  • In-Suite Dining Menu Including Specialty Restaurant Selections During Dining Hours
  • Priority Boarding on Embarkation Day with Suite Access at Noon
  • Complimentary 25-Minute Personal Fitness Session at the Serene Spa & Wellness™ Fitness Center
  • Complimentary In-Suite Cocktail Party for 8
  • Guerlain Box with Fragrance & Spongellé Buffer
  • Bottega Veneta Bath Amenities
  • Tea Forté Set-Up

Plus All Amenities Listed in Explorer Suites

Penthouse Suite (C) Limited Availability
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: C
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 450/Balcony: 111-194

PENTHOUSE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes
  • Daily Canapés
  • Guerlain Bath Amenities & Men’s Unscented Shaving Kit
  • Bose® SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker
  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Complimentary Garment Pressing on First Night
  • Personalized Stationery
  • In-Suite Windows® Tablet on Explorer and Splendor only

Plus All Amenities Listed in Concierge Suites

Penthouse Suite (A) Limited Availability
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: A
  • Deck 14
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 450/Balcony: 111-176

PENTHOUSE SUITE & ABOVE AMENITIES INCLUDE

  • Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes
  • Daily Canapés
  • Guerlain Bath Amenities & Men’s Unscented Shaving Kit
  • Bose® SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker
  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Complimentary Garment Pressing on First Night
  • Personalized Stationery
  • In-Suite Windows® Tablet on Explorer and Splendor only

Plus All Amenities Listed in Concierge Suites

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

Categories F2, G1 and G2 represent GUARANTEED pricing. The 'guarantee' means that guests are guaranteed a stateroom within the specific category purchased. Stateroom assignment will be made as close in as the day prior to sailing. Guests requiring anything specific (i.e. a shower cabin, a specific side of the ship, mid-ship or forward suites or to be berthed near friends) should NOT book a guaranteed category as these requests may not be possible to accommodate.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 14

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 12

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 11

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 10

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 9

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 8

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 7

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 6

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Regent Suite (RS)
  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)