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Istanbul to Dubai

LEGENDARY SANDS | 21 Nights | Departs Oct 31, 2014

 

Limassol, Cyprus

Ports:

Oct, 31

-Istanbul, Turkey

Nov, 1

-Kavala, Greece

Nov, 2

-Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Nov, 3

-Patmos, Greece

Nov, 4

-Antalya, Turkey

Nov, 5

-Limassol, Cyprus

Nov, 6

-Suez Canal Transit, Egypt

Nov, 7

-At Sea

Nov, 8

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

Nov, 9

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

Nov, 10

-Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

Nov, 11

-Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

Nov, 12

-Cruise the Red Sea

Nov, 13

-Cruise the Red Sea

Nov, 14

-Cruise the Gulf of Aden

Nov, 15

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

Nov, 16

-Salalah, Oman

Nov, 17

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

Nov, 18

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Nov, 19

-Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Nov, 20

-Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Nov, 21

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Limassol, Cyprus-port

Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus.View ruins, vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives, majestic mountains and scenery, and stunning beaches. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard-the-Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders, the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque and the Museum. Take home some lovely lace, copper items, jewelry and pottery. Enjoy a selection of appetizers so extensive it can be a hearty meal as well as fresh seafood accompanied by a delicious glass of wine.

 

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
  • Nicosia - the Last Divided Capital City
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Kourion, Temple of Apollo & Omodos Village
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Nicosia & Khirokitia
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Kourion, Kolossi & Limassol Shopping
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Pafos
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Limmasol
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Nicosia - the Last Divided Capital City

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Code: lml-001
    Price:

    Free

    Nicosia has the distinction of being the last divided capital city in the world after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dividing north and south is the Green Line which runs directly through the city. The northern side has been occupied by Turkey since July 1974, and the southern side by Greece. Nicosia is the largest town in Cyprus and has been its capital since the 11th Century AD. This remarkable city which is encircled by the old city walls, has managed to successfully blend its bustling modern day business and cultural centers with its historic heart, all the while retaining its charming character.

    Your first stop will be at the Cathedral of St. John, built in 1662 by the Archbishop Nikiforos. Here you will be afforded the opportunity to view the 18th century frescoes that embellish the walls with colorful biblical scenes. Leaving the cathedral, you'll continue on to the Cyprus Archaeological Museum, where the most significant collection of Cypriot antiquities is housed. Treasures available for viewing here include artifacts dating from the Neolithic Age (7,000 BC), Mycenaean relics and early Byzantine. Also on display are ceramics, tomb monuments, bronze statues and coins that span 5,000 years of the island's history. Perhaps the most famous exhibit is the statue of Aphrodite from Soli - now the symbol of Cyprus.

    At the conclusion of your museum visit, you will drive by the Green Line checkpoint at Ledra Street where you will view the Turkish side, which occupied half of Nicosia and the northern territory of Cyprus. The tour then proceeds through the impressive Venetian Walls into the old city via the Paphos Gate. Before returning to the ship, you will have free time in the restored 19th century neighborhood called Laiki Yitonia. The quaint, narrow pedestrian streets in this neighborhood are lined with traditional houses, craft shops, taverns and galleries, making for a delightful stroll or souvenir shopping.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. It is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes, light clothing and a hat are recommended. The museums in Limassol are closed on Mondays and for all calls that fall on a Monday, museum visits will be replaced with a visit to the picturesque village of Lefkara.

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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