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European Land Programs with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Add more to your vacation with a pre or post cruise addition!

 

Fully immerse yourself in the history, pageantry, and natural beauty of Europe by pairing your luxurious voyage with a FREE Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Program. Choose from 7 enriching programs that have been meticulously designed to fulfill your wanderlust.

 

Umbria in Depth 

This fascinating 3-night Land Program sets off from Rome toward the Umbrian countryside of Orvieto. Along the way, a stop will be made in the village of Civita di Bagnoregio for an up-close view of the medieval houses and churches.  

 

Your full day in Orvieto begins with a guided tour of the fascinating architecture of St. Patrick's Well and of the town’s Romanesque-Gothic style cathedral. Then, a delightful lunch of traditional Umbrian dishes at a local restaurant follows, after which you will explore more of Orvieto, including its underground city. This labyrinth of about 1,200 grottoes was hand-carved out of the rock. 

 

As the adage goes, all roads lead back to Rome, but before you reach the Eternal City, you will spend time in the charming town of Todi. After strolling the palaces and churches that crown the main square, you are invited to enjoy a lunch at Todini Winery, which sprawls across a hilltop in the heart of Umbria.  

 

After breakfast on the final day of this program, guests who have selected Umbria in Depth as a pre-cruise option will be transferred to the port of Civitavecchia to embark on their voyage. Those who are concluding their vacation in Rome will be transferred to the airport per their flight details. 

 

Mystical Cappadocia 

Before or after your voyage, experience the majesty and history of Cappadocia and the rare chance to travel 200 feet underground to witness fairy chimneys. This wondrous 3-night Land Program sets off from Istanbul, where you will enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure. 

 

Then, on your first full day, witness the landscape transform before your eyes on your short flight to Kayseri. Created by volcanic eruptions and shaped by thousands of years of erosion, the terrain features soaring fairy-tale rock chimneys and ancient dwellings carved out of the rocks. Few places on earth are so visually arresting. Once on the ground, tour the town of Avanos and Uchisar, whose natural rock citadel is the highest point in Cappadocia and visible from a great distance.  

 

The next day, a scenic drive brings you to Derinkuyu, the largest excavated underground city in Turkey. Travel nearly 200 feet underground to visit the ruins at Zelve, which has Cappadocia’s highest concentration of unique rock formations known as “fairy chimneys.”  

 

After breakfast, guests who have selected Mystical Cappadocia as a pre-cruise option will be transferred to Nevsehir Airport where they will board their flight to Istanbul to embark on their voyage. Upon arrival in Istanbul, there will be an opportunity to visit landmarks like Topkapi Palace before arriving at the port. Those who are concluding their vacation in Cappadocia will be transferred to the airport per their flight time. 

 

Athens in Antiquity 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience some of the most sacred sites in pristine Greece. This wondrous 3-night Land Program sets off from Athens, where you will enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure. 

 

Then, the next morning, delight in a guided visit to the Temple of Poseidon, standing some 200 feet above the sea at the edge of a cliff. It is one of the most breathtaking and deeply moving sights in all of Greece. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch served at a traditional rustic taverna located in the small town of Kalyvia. Later in the evening, take a stroll through the enchanting historical area of Athens with its traditional streets, restaurants, shops and the colorful Plaka neighborhood for another delicious meal. 

 

On the third day, explore Ancient Corinth and its famed Canal, as well as the mighty ruins of ancient Mycenae. After a bountiful lunch, a short drive brings you to Nafplion, one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. See the famous Bourtzi protecting the entrance to the harbor and Akronafplia and Palamidi castles, which add a sense of drama to this stunning seaport town. 

 

After breakfast on the final day of this Land Program, guests who have selected Athens in Antiquity as a pre-cruise option will be transferred to the port of Piraeus to embark on their voyage. Those who are concluding their vacation in Athens will be transferred to the airport per their flight time. 

 
Landmarks of Ljubljana 

Behold this extraordinarily unique opportunity to discover Europe’s greenest city before or after your voyage from Trieste. This wondrous 3-night Land Program sets off from Ljubljana, where you will enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure. 

Your exploration of Slovenia’s capital begins in earnest with a walking tour of the city’s major attractions. See the central Farmers Market, Town Hall, Ljubljana Cathedral, Three Bridges, National Library, Preseren Square, and many more places. Your day culminates with a funicular ride to the top of Ljubljana Castle. Spend a day in picturesque Lake Bled, surrounded by the Julian Alps. The highlight of your Land Program is the opportunity to tour Bled Castle. Perched on a high cliff above the lake, it’s an imposing medieval fortress with towers, ramparts, moats, and a terrace offering magnificent views. The castle houses a museum collection that traces the lake’s history from the earliest times. 

 

After breakfast, guests who have selected Landmarks of Ljubljana as a pre-cruise option will have the opportunity to visit Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle before being transferred to Trieste to embark on their voyage. Those who are concluding their vacation in Cappadocia will be transferred to the airport per their flight time.   

 
Authentic Madrid and Beyond  

Whether your voyage begins or ends in the sun-soaked coast of Barcelona, you can extend your vacation with an in-depth exploration of the interior of Spain for 4 nights. Among the places you’ll see is the 12th-century Poblet Monastery, deemed a World Heritage site. You may also spend time in the village of Montblanc, before arriving at Zaragoza for the evening. 

 

Spend your first full day exploring Zaragoza, especially the Old Town. Its star attraction is the multi-domed Basilica of Pilar, an important pilgrimage site. Then it’s on to the ancient Roman town of Medinaceli, before settling in Madrid for the evening. Next on your itinerary is Toledo, a city so architecturally rich that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through this extraordinary city on the Tagus River, you will get a genuine feel for what life was like here in the Middle Ages. You’ll have time to appreciate the incredible painting by El Greco at the Toledo Cathedral. The second half of your day is spent exploring Spain’s vibrant capital with an enlightening walking tour in Plaza Mayor.  

The highlight of the fourth day of your program is a visit to Segovia, a World Heritage site perhaps best known for its aqueduct and the beautiful Alcazar. Following lunch in Segovia, you will drive to the 16th-century Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial on the outskirts of Madrid. It too is a World Heritage site and is celebrated for its austere appearance, which influenced Spanish architecture greatly.  

 

Guests who have selected Authentic Madrid and Beyond a pre-cruise option will be transferred to Barcelona to embark on their voyage. Those who are concluding their vacation in Madrid will be transferred to the airport per their flight details.   

 

London & Charming Cotswolds  

What would you do with three extra nights in London? Explore England’s cosmopolitan capital. Witness the quintessentially British countryside in the Cotswolds. See the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Tour the Tower of London. Get lost in the famous Hampton Court maze. On this Land Program, you can do exactly that.  

 

There’s no better way to begin your day in London than at the Hampton Court Palace. Enjoy the works of art from the Royal Collection on display throughout the building and take time to stroll around the grounds, admiring the fountains and getting yourself lost in the famous Hampton Court maze. Return to the city for a superb two-course lunch followed by a champagne cruise on the River Thames.  

 

In the afternoon enjoy a guided panoramic tour of the city, starting from Parliament and Westminster Abbey, peer along Downing Street, home of the British Prime Minister, circle around Trafalgar Square, see vibrant Piccadilly Circus and the opulent Albert Memorial and view the city's famous museums such as the Victoria and Albert and the Science Museum. Head into Knightsbridge to drive by Harrods and then take a short walk for a photo stop outside Buckingham Palace before returning to your hotel at the end of this entertaining and rewarding day. 

 

Delight in a journey to England's West Country, to the elegant city of Bath, famed for its therapeutic hot springs, a long and varied Roman history plus the beautiful terraces, crescents, and circuses of the 18th Century that adorn the residential area of the city. The tour of the Roman Baths is at your leisure. Before meeting your guide, you’re welcome to spend free time perusing some of the many quaint buildings and shops in the surrounding area. 

 

On the last day, guests who have selected London & Charming Cotswolds as a pre-cruise option will have the opportunity to visit Stonehenge before being transferred to Southampton to embark on their voyage. Those who are concluding their vacation in London will have visited Stonehenge earlier in their program, and therefore be transferred to the airport per their flight time.   

 

Classic Copenhagen 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the fairytale magic of Denmark. This beguiling 3-night Land Program sets off from Copenhagen, where you will enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure. 

 

Enjoy an insider’s tour of the Danish Royal Theater. A hands-on cooking class follows, during which you will learn to make smørrebrød, a traditional Danish open-faced sandwich. Then, delight in a canal cruise where you will see some of the city’s stunning architecture, which your guide will describe in detail. You will also notice the many urban parks and green spaces, which provide a natural habitat for birds and bees, especially honeybees. 

 

Beyond Copenhagen, explore the island of Funen, home to the Renaissance-era Egeskov Castle. Although a noble family lives in the castle, they open it to the public during the day. As you meander through the elegant interior, you may view the banquet hall, the music room and the Victorian room, whose furnishings reflect the family’s heritage. Then, it’s on to Odense for lunch, home of famed author Hans Christian Andersen You can expect it to be a fascinating journey into his creative universe and the inspiration behind his beloved fairy tales. 

 

After breakfast, guests who have selected Classic Copenhagen as a pre-cruise option will be transferred to the port to embark on their voyage. Along the way, they will enjoy a stop at the fishing village of Dragør. Those who are concluding their vacation in Copenhagen will be transferred to the airport per their flight time.  

On board the world's most luxurious fleet, relax in the comforts of your spacious and immaculate suite, savor the flavors of the exquisite cuisine in our specialty restaurants and make the most of every moment, without a care in the world. Experience more than ever before as you sail the world with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Take in the beauty of each destination with new ways to explore with their hallmark inclusion of FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions across more than 450 ports of call throughout the globe.

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