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Amsterdam to Istanbul

EUROPEAN WONDERS | 31 Nights | Departs Sep 30, 2014

 

Valencia, Spain

Ports:

Sep, 30

-Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct, 1

-Cruise the English Channel

Oct, 2

-Saint-Malo, France

Oct, 3

-Lorient, France

Oct, 4

-Le Verdon

-Bordeaux, France

Oct, 5

-Bordeaux, France

Oct, 6

-Bilbao, Spain

Oct, 7

-La Coruña, Spain

Oct, 8

-Oporto, Portugal

Oct, 9

-Lisbon, Portugal

Oct, 10

-Cruise the Strait of Gibralter

Oct, 11

-Valencia, Spain

Oct, 12

-Barcelona, Spain

Oct, 13

-Provence (Marseille), France

Oct, 14

-Monte Carlo, Monaco

Oct, 15

-Provence (Marseille), France

Oct, 16

-Barcelona, Spain

Oct, 17

-Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Oct, 18

-Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy

Oct, 19

-Palermo, Italy

Oct, 20

-Amalfi/Positano, Italy

Oct, 21

-Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Oct, 22

-Sorrento/Capri, Italy

Oct, 23

-Trapani (Sicily), Italy

Oct, 24

-Valletta, Malta

Oct, 25

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

Oct, 26

-Santorini, Greece

Oct, 27

-Syros, Greece

Oct, 28

-Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Oct, 29

-Volos, Greece

Oct, 30

-Istanbul, Turkey

Oct, 31

-Istanbul, Turkey

Valencia, Spain-port

Valencia was established by the Greeks and later occupied by the Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. A 15th century artistic movement here gave the world spectacular paintings, sculptures, and jewels. Today a “City of Arts and Sciences,” Valencia offers visitors remarkable samples of modern architecture, alongside such notable classics as the 13th century Cathedral and Chapel of the Holy Chalice. Built on the site of a mosque which was originally a Roman temple the Chapel contains the chalice which legend says was used by Christ at the Last Supper. For a more historic view, take in the Quart Towers, a former gate of the medieval wall, built in 1444; and Serranos Towers, a former prison surrounded by a moat and built around 1391.

 

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
  • Splendors of Valencia - Panoramic Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Valencia's Historical Center and Fallas Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Valencia's L'oceanografic
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Lladró Factory and Valencia Panorama
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Explore Sagunto & Valencia
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Valencia At a Glance & Wine Tasting
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Valencia
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Splendors of Valencia - Panoramic Tour

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

    Free

    From the comfort of your coach, you will see the most important monuments of beautiful Valencia on this panoramic driving tour.

    Third in importance after Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia was founded by the Romans in 138 BC, but it was the Muslims who had a more detectable influence upon modern Valencia. Leaving the pier, you will enjoy views of the most modern buildings in town, all belonging to this City of Arts and Sciences.

    The tour will driving past the city hall, including the old Casa Ensenañza, an 18th-century building, and the New Building, 20th-century construction with a unique facade. Next is La Lonja, the city's Commodity Exchange and Maritime Consulate, built in the 15th century. Typical of the modernist era is the Central Market; planned and built in the first years of the 19th century.

    Other notable sights include the Cathedral and Chapel of the Holy Chalice, dating back to the 13th century and built on the site of a mosque which had, itself, replaced a Roman temple. Inside, the Chapel of the Holy Chalice contains the chalice which legend says was used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper.

    The tour concludes with views of the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados, built between 1652 and 1667 and dedicated to Our Lady of the Abandoned, the patron virgin of Valencia; Quart Towers, a former gate of the medieval wall, built in 1444; and Serranos Towers, a former prison surrounded by a moat and built around 1391.

    Please note: This tour involves some walking during the free time scheduled to allow guests time to browse the area and shops at the town center, before returning to the pier. There is also a brief walk between the drop-off/pickup-point and the city center.

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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