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Bangkok (Laem Chabang) to Rome (Civitavecchia)

CRADLES OF CIVILIZATION | 40 Nights | Departs Apr 8, 2014

Seven Seas Voyager

Seven Seas Voyager

Galle, Sri Lanka


Apr, 8

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Apr, 9

-Ko Samui, Thailand

Apr, 10

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Apr, 11


Apr, 12

-Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia

Apr, 13

-Penang, Malaysia

Apr, 14

-Phuket, Thailand

Apr, 15

-Cruise the Andaman Sea

Apr, 16

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 17

-Galle, Sri Lanka

Apr, 18

-Colombo, Sri Lanka

Apr, 19

-Cochin, India

Apr, 20

-New Mangalore, India

Apr, 21

-Goa (Mormugao), India

Apr, 22

-Mumbai (Bombay), India

Apr, 23

-Mumbai (Bombay), India

Apr, 24

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 25

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 26

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Apr, 27

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apr, 28

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apr, 29

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Apr, 30

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

May, 1

-Salalah, Oman

May, 2

-Cruise the Gulf of Aden

May, 3

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 4

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 5

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 6

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 7

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 8

-At Sea

May, 9

-Transit the Suez Canal

May, 10

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 11

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 12

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 13

-Limassol, Cyprus

May, 14

-Patmos, Greece

May, 15

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 16

-Taormina (Sicily), Italy

May, 17

-Sorrento/Capri, Italy

May, 18

-Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Galle, Sri Lanka-port

Discover the fortified town of Galle, with its history of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences. Explore the Colonial grid layout within the walls of this thriving town home to artists from around the world. Don’t miss a visit to the National Maritime Museum and the nearby Dutch Reformed Church. Then stroll to the Clock Tower built in the 1700’s. The Meera Mosque and the Great Warehouse built in 1669 to store spices are other points of interest. Then hire a tuk-tuk to transport you to the beautiful village of Unawatuna Beach. Enjoy the Japanese Pagoda, then a swim or snorkel in the protected bay. Shop for lace, batiks, polychromatic masks and jewelry among the many shops and galleries.


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
  • Galle Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Thalgaswela Tea Plantation
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Madhu Ganga River Safari
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Beach Break At the Heritance Ahungalle
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Galle & Its Surroundings
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Explore Galle Fort On Foot
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Galle Highlights

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: gal-001


    This tour highlights some of the most notable attractions in Gallee, including the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Meeting your coach pier-side, you will first travel to The Martin Wickramasinghe Museum of Folk Culture. This spacious, high-roofed building currently houses over a thousand artifacts of Sri Lankan rural life, providing a vast storehouse of knowledge of local folk culture and folk technology that dates back several centuries. The elegantly displayed artifacts showcase a wonderful collection of Buddhist religious items, writing utensils, pottery, metallurgical technologies, a collection of masks, costumes, jewelry, musical instruments, games, traditional lace-making and also presents the evolution of the Sinhala alphabet, along with many other interesting exhibits. After an enlightening visit of approximately 45-minutes, you will return to the ship for your lunch break.

    The second portion of your tour begins with a visit to the famous Galle Fort. First built by the Portuguese, it was later modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. The Fort was one of the few structures that survived the infamous Boxing Day Tsunami that devastated Galle in December 2004. Today, even after 400 years of existence, the Fort looks amazing, thanks to reconstruction work done by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Entering through the old gates, you will drive around the Fort and visit the rampart which offers up spectacular views of Galle.

    A final visit is included at the National Maritime Museum which is located within the grounds of Galle Fort. Housed in the Fort's Dutch warehouse, the collection here includes exhibits of marine artifacts recovered during underwater expeditions in the waters off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Some of the items recovered and on view include artillery guns, shoes, earthenware, smoking pipes, ropes, maps and other marine-related pieces. Some of the items are believed to date back nearly 800 years.

    After a fascinating afternoon at Galle Fort enjoying the various attractions, you will transfer back to the pier where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of easy to moderate walking. There are some steps to negotiate at the stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight cotton clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

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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