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ILLUSTRIOUS ISTANBUL | 22 Nights | Departs Jul 29, 2014

Seven Seas Mariner

Seven Seas Mariner

Nessebur, Bulgaria


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

Nessebur, Bulgaria-port

Narrow cobbled streets wind between old houses and stone fences in this ancient Bulgarian port. Nessebur juts out into the Black Sea on a small peninsula connected to the mainland by a long, narrow isthmus, an architectural monument of Bulgarian culture that has been protected since 1987 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town was founded in the 6th century B.C. by Greek colonists, and the old quarter still displays relics of the many empires that have ruled here.


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
  • Scenic Nessebur Walking Tour
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • A Visit to a Bulgarian Village
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Nessebur and Wine Tasting
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Scenic Nessebur and Folklore

    Moderate Activity/Walking
    Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Code: nes-001


    Join us on a delightful stroll that affords views of several of Nessebur's abundant churches, which have earned the town's UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.

    During your walk along the quaint maze of cobblestone streets you will discover the charm of the small squares that are lined by wooden houses that date back to the 19th-century. View the churches of Christ Pantocrator, St. John The Baptist, St. John Aliturgetos. Blessed Saviour, St. Paraskeva and Holy Archangels. Along the way, your guide will provide insight into Nessebur's history as you view the magnificent ruins of the Old Metropolitan Church.

    Included in your tour is a visit to the Archaeological Museum where you can admire the display of brilliant examples of local icon paintings. You will also enjoy an interior visit to the Church of St. Stefan before being afforded some free time for shopping.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking - at times on uneven ground. There are also a considerable number of steps to be negotiated and it is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair or those with mobility concerns. Caps and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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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