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Hong Kong to London (Southampton)

Ancient Seas, Imperial Kingdoms | 71 Nights | Departs Mar 27, 2015


Bilbao, Spain


Mar, 27

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 28

-Cruise the South China Sea

Mar, 29

-Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Mar, 30

-Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Mar, 31

-Cruise the Luzon Strait

Apr, 1

-Manila, Philippines

Apr, 2

-Boracay Island, Philippines

Apr, 3

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 4

-Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Apr, 5

-Muara, Brunei

Apr, 6

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 7

-Nha Trang, Vietnam

Apr, 8

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 9

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 10

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 11

-Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Apr, 12

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 13


Apr, 14

-Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia

Apr, 15

-Penang, Malaysia

Apr, 16

-Phuket, Thailand

Apr, 17

-Cruise the Andaman Sea

Apr, 18

-Yangon (Burma), Myanmar

Apr, 19

-Yangon (Burma), Myanmar

Apr, 20

-Yangon (Burma), Myanmar

Apr, 21

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 22

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 23

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 24

-Cochin, India

Apr, 25

-New Mangalore, India

Apr, 26

-Goa (Mormugao), India

Apr, 27

-Mumbai (Bombay), India

Apr, 28

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 29

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 30

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

May, 1

-Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

May, 2

-Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

May, 3

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

May, 4

-Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

May, 5

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

May, 6

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

May, 7

-Salalah, Oman

May, 8

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

May, 9

-Cruise the Gulf of Aden

May, 10

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 11

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 12

-Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

May, 13

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 14

-Cruise the Gulf of Suez Canal

May, 15

-Transit Suez Canal

May, 16

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 17

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 18

-Limassol, Cyprus

May, 19

-Rhodes, Greece

May, 20

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 21

-Valletta, Malta

May, 22

-At Sea

May, 23

-Barcelona, Spain

May, 24

-Valencia, Spain

May, 25

-Alicante, Spain

May, 26

-Málaga (Granada), Spain

May, 27

-Gibraltar, United Kingdom

May, 28

-Seville (Cádiz), Spain

May, 29

-Lisbon, Portugal

May, 30

-Lisbon, Portugal

May, 31

-Oporto, Portugal

Jun, 1

-La Coruña, Spain

Jun, 2

-Bilbao, Spain

Jun, 3

-Bordeaux, France

Jun, 4

-Bordeaux, France

Jun, 5

-Cruise Bay of Biscay and English Channel

Jun, 6

-London (Southampton), England

Bilbao, Spain-port

Bilbao straddles the Bilbao or Nervión River some 15 miles from the Cantabrian Seacoast. An industrial city, the metropolitan area ranks among Spain's most important commercial and financial centers. Proximity to the sea and early discovery of vast mineral deposits led to the development of the port. The modern city center is El Ensanche (literally "the expansion"). Possibly the newest source of great local pride is the remarkable Guggenheim Museum-Bilbao.


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
  • Guggenheim Museum and Bilbao
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Bilbao and Getxo
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Guernica and the Biscaine Coast
    Light Activity /Walking
  • San Sebastian and Hondarribia
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Marques de Riscal and the Rioja Wine Region
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • A Glimpse of San Sebastian
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Torre Loizaga & Old Quarter
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Bilbao
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Guggenheim Museum and Bilbao

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Code: bio-001


    This tour gives a great overview of Bilbao and includes a visit to the architecturally stunning Guggenheim Museum, located in the area of Abadoibarra.

    Starting off from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive through Bilbao as you make your way towards the Guggenheim Museum. En route, your guide will introduce you to this Basque city as you pass through the older industrial district. Traveling up to the Artxanda hill, there will be a brief stop where you will have a spectacular view of the city and especially of the beautiful Guggenheim Museum. As you will clearly see from above, its titanium structure is built in the shape of a ship. Leaving here, you will next pass the new palace of Congresses and the Plaza Elptica, where the old Carlton Hotel and the old Hacienda Floral are located. From here, you will cross the Deusto Bridge to reach the Guggenheim Museum.

    The Guggenheim building is truly a work of art in itself, designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The Museum's collection focuses on postwar works and the inaugural exhibition places a strong emphasis on the art of the past four decades, including major examples of Pop Art, Minimalism, Arte Povera, Conceptual Art and the respective developments of each successive generation. Featured artists include Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Gilbert and George, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Mario Merz, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. The exhibition also highlights contemporary Basque and Spanish art, including the work of Cristina Iglesias, Susana Solano and Francesc Torres. After the guided visit of the museum, you will take a short tour of Bilbao.

    Following an approximately 1 1/2 hour visit at the Guggenheim Museum, you will rejoin your coach and continue back into the heart of Bilbao. This charming city is both modern and dynamic while at the same time, quite traditional with its 700 years of history adding to the ambiance. Leaving your coach behind, you'll enjoy a guided walk around the Old Quarter, the most popular area of the city. Here, you will see the Teatro Arriaga, el Arenal, the old stevedoring port and today one of the favorite promenades of the citizens of Bilbao, the San Nicholas Church, the Cathedral of Santiago along with its cloister, and Plaza Nueva. After approximately 1 hour, your coach will transfer you back to the pier where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of moderate walking, some of it over cobblestone surfaces. While the Guggenheim Museum is wheelchair accessible, the tour may not be suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; flat, comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses are recommended. The museum will not allow larger handbags or other day-packs inside; these should be left on the coach. Photography inside the museum is not permitted. This is a contemporary museum and the modern art may not be to everyone's taste. The visit of the museum is partly guided, in order to allow some free time. 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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