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Rome (Civitavecchia) to Istanbul

MEDITERRANEAN RELICS | 10 Nights | Departs May 2, 2014

 

Trapani (Sicily), Italy

Ports:

May, 2

-Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

May, 3

-Sorrento/Capri, Italy

May, 4

-Trapani (Sicily), Italy

May, 5

-Valletta, Malta

May, 6

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 7

-Santorini, Greece

May, 8

-Syros, Greece

May, 9

-Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

May, 10

-Volos, Greece

May, 11

-Istanbul, Turkey

May, 12

-Istanbul, Turkey

Trapani (Sicily), Italy-port

With a wealth of archeological sites, such as Selinunte and Segesta; the neighboring mountaintop medieval town of Erice, overlooking the beautiful archipelago of Egadi; and nearby Marsala (from the Arab name, "Marsa Allah," or “port of Allah”), with its House of Mosaics and renowned wine; Trapani allows visitors to experience Sicily with all of their senses. Don’t miss the day trip through the scenic countryside to local olive farms, where cooking demonstrations become delectable repasts, gastronomic memories in the making.

 

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
  • Marsala Wines and Mothia
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Corners of Erice
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Corners of Erice By Cable Car
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Visit to a Sicilian Olive Oil Farm
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity RequiredRegent ChoiceMeal
  • The Segesta Archaeological Site
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Marsala Wines & Mothia

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Code: tps-003
    Price:

    Free

    Mothia, or the Island of San Pantaleo, together with two other small islands, is located in the center of the "Stagnone" the most important and biggest lagoon in Sicily. Founded by the Phoenicians, Mothia was extremely powerful until its destruction in 397 B.C. at the hands of Dionysius. Its geographical position is similar to that of many other Phoenician settlements: a small island near the coast, surrounded by shallow water, making it easy to defend and a safe anchorage for their ships.

    It's a 30-minute coach transfer from the pier to the embarcadero where you will board your touring boat for the trip to Mothia. Arriving, you will commence a guided walking tour that visits the museum founded by Joseph Whitaker at the beginning of the 20th century. Remains from Mothia, Birgi and Lilibeo (Marsala today) are on display here. The collection of artifacts includes bowls, glasses, objects with metal decorations, pieces of ceramics, weapons, jewels and the 5th century B.C. marble statue of the Young Boy of Mothia ("Giovinetto di Mozia"). Your time in Mothia will also include a visit to the House of Mosaics and city gates.

    Leaving Mothia, you will next travel to Marsala where you will participate in a winery tour and be treated to a tasting of Sicily's most famous wine: "Marsala". During your time here, you will learn about the production of wine and can view the oak barrels where the wine is carefully aged.

    Following your time at the winery, you will venture into the city of Marsala for a panoramic tour of the town. Marsala is derived from the Arab name, "Marsa Allah" (port of Allah) or "Marsa Ali" ("port of Ali)" which means, "great port". In the Arabian language, Ali is synonymous with "great" and the ancient harbor of Lilybaeum was indeed, massive. This noteworthy harbor is connected to the history of modern Italy as it is here that Garibaldi landed with his one thousand people in 1860. Rich with Carthaginian, Roman, Norman, Arab and Spanish monuments, Marsala is location of the ancient Lilybeaeon, founded in the 3rd century BC by the Phoenicians that left Mothia after its destruction at the hands of Dionysus.

    When your tour of Marsala is completed, you can relax and enjoy the drive back to the pier and your waiting ship.

    Please note: This tour includes a boat ride and approximately 3 hours of moderate walking/standing - at times on uneven ground. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Comfortable clothing; sun caps; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

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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