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2-night or more in-depth embark/debark port exploration.

2-Night City Stay in Istanbul

Location
Turkey
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
2-Night Pre-Cruise | 2-Night Post-Cruise

Prices starting from

£1,019 GBP/Per Person

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Experience life as a local in Istanbul, where unique historical and cultural riches collide in a city that’s hosted many different civilizations. This special city, spread over two continents, is admired for its charming character and attractive atmosphere. Here, the past and future come together, in a modern city with a sense of history at every step. Discover the special natural features, vibrant nightlife, rich cuisine, and culture found in each region of the city influenced by the past 2,500 years. On your journey, spend two nights in Istanbul where you’ll live like a local as you visit landmarks, eat delicious and authentic meals, and connect with the local people in the city of four empires. 

Highlights

Visit Topkapı Palace, the former main residence of Ottoman Sultans, now a large museum and treasure trove of items of historical importance.

Step into the stunning architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque.

See the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life. Here, find the Obelisk of Theodosius from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the German Fountain constructed for Whilhelm II.

Enjoy a local lunch in the heart of the old city.

Explore Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world with nearly 4,000 shops, and enjoy a presentation on the art of Turkish carpet weaving.

Taste a delicious and authentic dinner at one of the best Kebab Houses in the city.

In the evening, witness the astonishing music and moves of a Sema Ceremony, a spiritual journey of Dervishes Whirling for divine love.

Visit Beylerbeyi Palace, a glorious 19th-century monument with gardens and mansions, overlooking the vast waters of the Bosphorus.

Highlights

  • Visit Topkapı Palace, the former main residence of Ottoman Sultans, now a large museum and treasure trove of items of historical importance.

  • Step into the stunning architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque.

  • See the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life. Here, find the Obelisk of Theodosius from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the German Fountain constructed for Whilhelm II.

  • Enjoy a local lunch in the heart of the old city.

  • Explore Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world with nearly 4,000 shops, and enjoy a presentation on the art of Turkish carpet weaving.

  • Taste a delicious and authentic dinner at one of the best Kebab Houses in the city.

  • In the evening, witness the astonishing music and moves of a Sema Ceremony, a spiritual journey of Dervishes Whirling for divine love.

  • Visit Beylerbeyi Palace, a glorious 19th-century monument with gardens and mansions, overlooking the vast waters of the Bosphorus.

Azamara Ashore Land Tour Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport, you will be driven to your hotel in Istanbul. After settling in, relax and spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your leisure.

  • Day 2
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    After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, you depart to visit Topkapı Palace, built over 400 years and where 25 different sultans added their own creative vision. Then, it’s onto Hagia Sophia Mosque, originally built as a Christian Orthodox church and once used as a mosque by the Ottomon Empire. Enjoy a local meal in the Ottomon Palace for lunch before heading to the Byznantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople’s political and sporting life. Next, visit the stunning architecture of the Blue Mosque, with over 20,000 shimmering blue İznik tiles inside. Then, learn about the unique art of Turkish carpet weaving followed by shopping time at the lively Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world. In the evening, witness the mystical ritual of the Sufi Mevlevi Order or “Whirling Dervishes’ with the Sema ceremony, an astonishing experience of music followed by an authentic dinner at one of the best Kebab Houses in the city.

  • Day 3
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    Check out of your hotel after breakfast. Your Istanbul adventure continues with a guided visit of Beylerbeyi Palace, a magnificent palace overlooking the vast waters of the Bosphorus. This glorious 19th-century monument features serene gardens and fascinating mansions where the past merges with the present. Enjoy one last local lunch before boarding your immersive Azamara® cruise. Note: As Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays, the visit will be replaced with Yıldız Palace.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
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    Upon arrival in Istanbul, your adventure begins with a guided visit of the Beylerbeyi Palace. This glorious 19th-century palace overlooks the vast waters of the Bosphorus. Next, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before check-in at your hotel. Then, visit the Hodjapasha Cultural Center, a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Here, witness the mystical ritual of the Sufi Mevlevi Order or “Whirling Dervishes” with a Sema ceremony, a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love. It’s an astonishing experience of music and moves. Next, have an authentic dinner at one of the best kebab houses in Istanbul. Note: As Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays, the visit will be replaced with Yıldız Palace.

  • Day 2
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    After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, you depart to visit Topkapı Palace, built over 400 years and where 25 different sultans added their own creative vision. Then, it’s onto Hagia Sophia Mosque, originally built as a Christian Orthodox church and once used as a mosque by the Ottomon Empire. Enjoy a local meal in the Ottomon Palace for lunch before heading to the Byznantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople’s political and sporting life. Next, visit the stunning architecture of the Blue Mosque, with over 20,000 shimmering blue İznik tiles inside and magnificent domes outside. Then, learn about the unique art of Turkish carpet weaving followed by shopping time at 4,000 shops of the lively Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world. The remainder of the evening is yours to explore at leisure.

  • Day 3
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    Check out of your hotel after breakfast, then transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Sailing:

Jun

18

2022

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Onward Azamara Onward
Embark Venice, Italy Venice, Italy
Debark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey

Voyage Only from
£1,931 GBP

Land Program from
£940 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
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Ports of Call:

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  • Koper, Slovenia
  • Pula, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Argostoli, Greece
  • Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
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Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Sailing:

Jun

29

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Region Africa Africa
Ship Azamara Onward Azamara Onward
Embark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Debark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey

Voyage Only from
£2,558 GBP

Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
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  • Istanbul, Turkey
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Onboard Dining

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  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Quarterly Savings

Enjoy 10% savings* on select voyages. One of the many advantages of being a member of Azamara Circle. *Savings applies to voyage portion only. Excludes taxes, fees, and land programs.

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Ship Azamara Onward Azamara Onward
Embark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
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Voyage Only from
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Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
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  • Santorini, Greece
  • Heraklion (Iraklion), Greece
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Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
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Quarterly Savings

Enjoy 10% savings* on select voyages. One of the many advantages of being a member of Azamara Circle. *Savings applies to voyage portion only. Excludes taxes, fees, and land programs.

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Save 15% + $500 Onboard Credit

Save up to 15%* and receive $500 Onboard Credit* on a wide variety of voyages sailing from 7 January 2022 – 5 May 2023. Book by 31 March 2022*

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Sailing:

Jul

30

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Region Africa Africa
Ship Azamara Onward Azamara Onward
Embark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Debark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey

Voyage Only from
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Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£251

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Sailing:

Jul

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Ports of Call:

  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Varna, Bulgaria
  • Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Constanta (Bucharest), Romania
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Sochi, Russia
  • Batumi, Georgia

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Save 15% + $500 Onboard Credit

Save up to 15%* and receive $500 Onboard Credit* on a wide variety of voyages sailing from 7 January 2022 – 5 May 2023. Book by 31 March 2022*

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Sailing:

Aug

10

2022

Region Africa Africa
Ship Azamara Onward Azamara Onward
Embark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
£913 GBP

Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
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Ports of Call:

  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kepez (Troy/Gallipoli), Turkey
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Patmos, Greece
  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
  • Rhodes (Lindos), Greece
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete
  • Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Nafplio (Mycenae/Corinth), Greece
  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Save 15% + $500 Onboard Credit

Save up to 15%* and receive $500 Onboard Credit* on a wide variety of voyages sailing from 7 January 2022 – 5 May 2023. Book by 31 March 2022*

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Sailing:

Sep

6

2022

Region Africa Africa
Ship Azamara Journey Azamara Journey
Embark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
£3,132 GBP

Land Program from
£940 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£198

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Sep

6

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Ports of Call:

  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Varna, Bulgaria
  • Constanta (Bucharest), Romania
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Bosphorus Strait (Cruising)
  • Kepez (Troy/Gallipoli), Turkey
  • Kavala (Philippi), Greece
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Show Promotions

Save 15% + $500 Onboard Credit

Save up to 15%* and receive $500 Onboard Credit* on a wide variety of voyages sailing from 7 January 2022 – 5 May 2023. Book by 31 March 2022*

Hide
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Sailing:

Nov

30

2022

Region Africa Africa
Ship Azamara Onward Azamara Onward
Embark Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
£1,751 GBP

Land Program from
£940 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£214

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Sailing:

Nov

30

2022

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£1,751 GBP

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