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Amsterdam to Istanbul

EUROPEAN WONDERS | 31 Nights | Departs Sep 30, 2014

 

Valletta, Malta

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

Valletta, Malta-port

Malta’s major port and capital, the entire city of Valletta was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The centerpiece is the impressive 19th century Mosta Dome, visible from anywhere on the island, with its inlaid marble floor and the gilded, carved stone flowers set around the interior dome. For a tranquil afternoon, stroll the San Anton Palace Gardens, artistically laid out in Three Villages - Attard, Lija and Balzan. Or, for spectacular vistas, take a day tour to Dingli Cliffs, which offer striking views of the sea and rugged coastline. Valetta is also a portal to day trips to nearby Mdina, with its landmark Baroque Cathedral of St. John; and Rabat, the provincial township that was once part of the Roman city of Melita, where you can explore several fascinating archaeological digs.

 

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
  • Scenic Sights of Malta
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Mdina, Mosta & Handicrafts Village
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • A Taste of Malta
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Rabat, Mdina & Dingli Cliffs
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Three Cities & Valletta Harbor Cruise
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Island of Gozo
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Valletta and the Malta Experience
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Scenic Sights of Malta

    Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: vlt-001
    Price:

    Free

    Malta's lovely capital of Valletta was built primarily as a fortification, as you will discover firsthand by touring the city via motor coach.

    Arriving in Mosta, site of the soaring 19th century Mosta Dome church, you'll have a short stop in which you can admire its inlaid marble floor and the gilded, carved stone flowers set around the dome, the third largest in Europe.

    Next, you'll make your way to Malta's highest point, the Dingli Cliffs, which offer a striking view of the sea and the wonderfully rugged coastline. Ater stopping for photos, you'll drive inland to Mdina, Malta's original capital, you can't help but notice its landmark Baroque Cathedral of St. Paul rising above the city's protective walls. In nearby Rabat, you will stop for refreshments in a local restaurant, and then tour a glass-blowing factory in the Ta Qali Handicrafts village before returning to the pier in Valletta.

    Please note: This tour is mostly panoramic with limited optional walking at the stops. The interior visit at the Mosta Dome Church is approximately 30-minutes, which can be arranged with the guide not to participate in. 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 an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.When visiting the Cathedral, knees and shoulders must be covered. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. There are occasions when the Mosta Dome is closed due to spiritual functions without any prior notice.

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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