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Shadows of the Ancients

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Excursion 4: Cruise On the Bosphorus
Tour Code: IST-004
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 3 1/2 hours)

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As a prelude to your river cruise, this tour starts with a drive through Istanbul to the Sadberk Hanim Museum, the first and one of the premier private museums in Turkey. Housed in a restored waterfront villa, the museum holds an impressive collection of Ottoman art and furnishings, Anatolian antiquities and Islamic art.

After your museum visit, you will embark on a local boat and cruise the scenic Bosphorus, which snakes through Turkey, dividing its European portion from its Asian portion. The shores are heavily populated, providing spectacular views of numerous seaside mansions, mosques and palaces and you will even sail by the impressive Rumeli Fortress.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of walking and is not available to wheelchair guests. There is a staircase to negotiate at the museum and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and sun screen are strongly recommended as the seating on the boat is mostly uncovered. The order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds. Please expect dense traffic conditions in Istanbul. The Sadberk Hanim Museum is closed on Wednesdays and will be replaced with a visit to the Spice Market instead.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.

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