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ILLUSTRIOUS ISTANBUL | 22 Nights | Departs Jul 29, 2014

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Seven Seas Mariner

Seven Seas Mariner

Batumi, Georgia


Jul, 29

-Istanbul, Turkey

Jul, 30

-Istanbul, Turkey

Jul, 31

-Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Aug, 1

-Mykonos, Greece

Aug, 2

-Rhodes, Greece

Aug, 3

-Antalya, Turkey

Aug, 4

-Alanya, Turkey

Aug, 5

-Limassol, Cyprus

Aug, 6

-At Sea

Aug, 7

-Patmos, Greece

Aug, 8

-Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Aug, 9

-Syros, Greece

Aug, 10

-Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Aug, 11

-Cruise the Bosphorus

Aug, 12

-Sinop, Turkey

Aug, 13

-Trabzon, Turkey

Aug, 14

-Batumi, Georgia

Aug, 15

-At Sea

Aug, 16

-Constanta (Bucharest), Romania

Aug, 17

-Constanta (Bucharest), Romania

Aug, 18

-Nessebur, Bulgaria

Aug, 19

-Istanbul, Turkey

Aug, 20

-Istanbul, Turkey

Batumi, Georgia-port

Batumi’s relaxed atmosphere, diverse restaurants and vibrant nightlife, have transformed this city into Russia’s summer holiday capital. A crossroads between Europe and Asia, luxury and opulence are plentiful here. If you prefer to commune with nature, you can go for a swim in the Black Sea or stroll through the Botanical Garden at Mtsvane Kontshiki. Architectural buffs may want to wander Old Batumi to admire the regal structures, and historians will most likely enjoy the Stalin museum for a complete view of Batumi’s storied past.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Batumi Botanical Gardens
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Gonio Fortress & State Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Batumi Exploration & Home Visit
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Folkloric Georgia
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Batumi's Landmarks & Nobel Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Batumi
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Batumi Botanical Gardens

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 hours
    Tour Code: bsp-001


    A magnificent overview of Batumi, this excursion begins grandly by focusing on the city's revered botanical garden, one of the largest in the former Soviet Union.

    Depart from the pier and drive directly to the nearby Batumi Botanical Garden, a flourishing wonderland of thousands of exotic species. Established in 1912, the garden sprawls atop a cliff on the aptly named Green Cape and is divided into numerous sections, each devoted to plants from a different region of the world. During your ninety-minute visit, you might see Himalayan firs, New Zealand flax, Chinese cherry trees and agaves indigenous to Mexico. It's an immensely enjoyable experience that sets the tone for the rest of day.

    Continuing on, you'll make your way into Old Batumi, and drive along Primorsky (Russian for "maritime") Boulevard, stopping for photos before making your way back to the cruise ship pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking which includes slopes to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Women must cover their heads when entering churches and shorts are not permitted. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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