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Holy Land & Treasures - 16 Night Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Istanbul to Barcelona (OCE39315)

Join Marina for 12 incredible nights of Europe cruising from Istanbul to Barcelona!

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Tour Departure: Oct 30, 2023


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Highlights

Sail from one cradle of civilization to another exploring sacred sites and iconic monuments all along the way, as you cruise 12 Night aboard Oceania Marina from Istanbul to Barcelona.

Inclusions:

16 Night Package includes:

  • 2 nights 5-star accommodation in Istanbul, including breakfast
  • BONUS: Istanbul Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar - Private Tour 
  • 12 night cruise onboard Marina from Istanbul to Barcelona
  • 2 nights 5-star accommodation in Barcelona, including breakfast
  • All meals~ & entertainment onboard
  • Select non alcoholic beverages including water, soft drinks and specialty coffees and teas
  • Private transfers between port, hotel and airport throughout^
  • Port charges & taxes  
^ please note Shared -Premium shuttle from Istanbul hotel to port

  • 12 night cruise from Istanbul to Barcelona aboard Marina
  • Plus 2 nights Luxury accommodation in Istanbul, 2 nights in Barcelona and sightseeing private tour!
  • Visit: Antalya, Limassol, Jerusalem, Valletta, Alexandria & more!

Book by 01 March 23 to receive up to US$600^ shipboard credit per stateroom

PLUS O’Life Choice offer+ - receive Free pre-paid gratuities!

Plus, your choice of ONE of the following offers

FREE – 6 Shore Excursions+

FREE – Beverage Package+

FREE – Up to US$600 onboard credit+ 


Itinerary

Day 1:Private standard car transfer from Istanbul airport to hotel
Private standard car transfer from Istanbul airport to hotel
Mon 30 Oct 2023
Day 1 - 3:Crowne Plaza Harbiye
Crowne Plaza Harbiye

The hotel enjoys a great location close to Nisantasi and only 2 km away from Taksim Square. It's famous for its fashionable upmarket shopping venues. There are restaurants, bars and links to the public transport network within walking distance. This is a modern business and leisure hotel, offering comfortable and stylish accommodation. Room and laundry services are available and there are parking facilities available on site. There are 285 rooms in total at this business hotel, which was fully renovated in 2011. Guests are welcomed in the lobby with 24-hour reception, hotel safe and lift access to the upper floors. Guests can enjoy a drink at the cafe and bar and dine in the restaurant. The pleasantly furnished rooms have blackout curtains and are designed to ensure comfort and security with emergency buttons installed as standard. All rooms are standard equipped.

Please note that guest may pay extra taxes on spot which are not included in the price.  
Mon 30 Oct 2023
Day 2:Istanbul Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar - Private Tour
Istanbul Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar - Private Tour (TR), Turkey


  •  Full day, 8 hours 
Transport
  • Included Transportation by A/C non-smoking deluxe vehicle
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  • Included Pick-up and drop-off available for selected hotels only.
Drinks
  • NOT INCLUDED Drinks
Meals
  • Included Lunch in a local restaurant
Ticket
  • Included Hagia Sophia entrance
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  • Included Topkapi Palace entrance fee
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  • NOT INCLUDED Admission to the Harem at Topkapi Palace
Others
  • Wifi on board
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  • Guide
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  • NOT INCLUDED Any additional expenses which are not included or detailed in the programme.
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  • NOT INCLUDED All personal expenses
Highlights
  • Admire the city's most important landmarks
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  • Learn about Istanbul's rich and ancient history
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  • Browse the stalls at the world-famous Grand Bazaar
Location Starting points
  • A. Turkey Pick-up available from both the Old City and the New City areas.</br> If your hotel is not located in these areas, please make your way to the meeting point: Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus (Hotel reception), Harbiye Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:50, 34367 Sisli/Istanbul.</br> Please contact the supplier at least 24 hours in advance to reconfirm the pick-up time. </br> Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. </br>
End point
  • · Same as Starting Point
ItineraryIstanbul Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar (8 hours)Itinerary
  • 1. The Hippodrome Square
  • 2. Blue Mosque
  • 3. Hagia Sophia
  • 4. The Grand Bazaar
  • 5. Topkapi Palace
  • 6. Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
Services
  • Private
About this tourTravel back in time as you visit some of the gems of Istanbul. and discover the story of Roman Byzantium, Byzantine Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul as you explore the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. A knowledgeable local guide will provide you with plenty of fascinating insight into the history and culture of this ancient city.The first stop is the Hippodrome. This circus dating from Roman times was originally used for chariot racing and other public events and eventually became the social and cultural heart of Constantinople, the scene of riots, palace intrigues, love affairs and horse races throughout Byzantine history.

Next, visit the Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque due to its decoration with more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles. This splendid building with its six minarets has dominated the Istanbul skyline ever since its construction by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century. Continue as you head to Hagia Sophia, considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. Having been used as both a Christian cathedral and a mosque, this vast and intricate building is now a fascinating museum.

From here, make the way to the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of streets and narrow passageways where you will find over 4000 shops and stalls with separate areas for different crafts. This is an ideal place to stock up on traditional Turkish handicrafts such as colourful hand-painted earthenware and hand-burnished copper, brass and onyx.

The tour will end with a visit to the impressive Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman sultans between the 15th and 19th centuries. This sumptuous building houses an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewelry, royal thrones, and vestments as well as wonderful Ottoman-style miniatures. At its peak, the palace was a mysterious city within a city, home to as many as 4,000 people, covering a large area with an extensive shoreline along the Bosphorus.

Others
As mosques are closed on Fridays, there will only be external visits on that day.
When Hagia Sophia (Mondays) or the Topkapi (Tuesdays) are closed, the underground Basilica Cistern will be visited. 
Tue 31 Oct 2023
Day 3:Shared Premium (Shuttle) from Hotel to Istanbul port
Shared Premium (Shuttle) from Hotel to Istanbul port
Wed 1 Nov 2023
Day 3:Istanbul
Wed 1 Nov 2023
Depart 6:00 PM
Day 4:Cruising The Aegean Sea
Thu 2 Nov 2023
Day 5:Antalya
Fri 3 Nov 2023
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 6:Limassol
Sat 4 Nov 2023
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 7:Jerusalem (Haifa)
Sun 5 Nov 2023
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Day 8:Jerusalem (Ashdod)
Mon 6 Nov 2023
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 9:Cairo (Port Said)
Tue 7 Nov 2023
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 10:Alexandria
Wed 8 Nov 2023
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 11:Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
Thu 9 Nov 2023
Day 12:Valletta
Fri 10 Nov 2023
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Day 13:La Goulette
Sat 11 Nov 2023
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 14:Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
Sun 12 Nov 2023
Day 15:Barcelona
Mon 13 Nov 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 15:Private standard car transfer from Barcelona port to hotel
Private standard car transfer from Barcelona port to hotel
Mon 13 Nov 2023
Day 15 - 17:Claris and Spa
Claris and Spa

This luxurious design hotel is nestled amidst the artistic and historical charm and splendour of Barcelona. The hotel is located close to the Passeig de Gracia station. Guests will find themselves within easy access of a host of shopping opportunities, dining options and lively bars. Guests will find themselves in the ideal setting from which to explore this mesmerising city. This wonderful hotel occupies a 19th-century, former Vedruna Palace. This upscale hotel enjoys a sophisticated architectural design, inviting guests into a veritable lap of luxury. The guest rooms are sumptuously designed, offering a haven of peace and serenity. The hotel affords guests a wide range of exemplary facilities, meeting the needs of discerning business and leisure travellers alike.

 Estimated total amount of taxes & fees for this booking: 23.08 Euro payable on arrival. 
Mon 13 Nov 2023
Day 17:Private standard car transfer from hotel to Barcelona airport
Private standard car transfer from hotel to Barcelona airport
Wed 15 Nov 2023
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



Policies

*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Some suites may have obstructed views. Flights not included. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Please note Guests will be required to pay a city tax direct to the hotel at time of check-in. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary.Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.  


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