Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
OVERVIEW: See many of the most beautiful, historic and important sites that Istanbul has to offer during this comprehensive tour.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the historic sites of Istanbul including the Hippodrome, the breathtaking Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum, the most important Byzantine monument in Istanbul, and the Topkapi Palace, home of the Sultans for 3 centuries. A Turkish lunch is included and there will be time for shopping at the Grand Bazaar, one of Istanbul's most colorful sites.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 3 miles. This tour is not recommended for guests using wheelchairs or those who may have difficulty walking. Conservative attire is recommended.
Enjoy dinner at one of the best restaurants in Istanbul! You will have chance to discover the seamless Turkish hospitality, great panorama while enjoying your dinner in one of the most popular locations by the Bosphorus...
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.