Day 10: Istanbul
The ship arrives at Istanbul port at 07:00 and departs at 23:59
For more than 1,500 years Istanbul was the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires.With one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe, Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents. The Bosphorus courses the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, and the Golden Horn through the city's heart.
Discover opulent museums, sail cobalt blue waterways, or sample delectable cuisine in an atmospheric restaurant.
Explore Topkapi Palace, Istanbul’s masterpiece museum, home to the Ottoman sultans in the 15th and 16th centuries. Boasting four courts, a harem complex, and an imperial treasury, this architectural icon seduces the eye with its fairy tale turrets, mesmerising mosaics, glorious gardens, and the fifth biggest diamond in the world: the 86 carat Spoonmaker.
Seafood lovers can experience an authentic taste of Istanbul with a visit to Kumkapi. This vibrant institution is home to a vast range of fish restaurants serving up the freshest catches of the day in buzzing al fresco environs.
Feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your skin on a breathtaking Bosphorus cruise. See Istanbul’s stunning sights and landmarks from the comfort of a boat as it skims along the strait