Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
This exclusive tour is an opportunity to travel in a small group to see the latest palace of Istanbul as well as enjoy some shopping in the bazaar and exploration in the new city. Start your day with the highlight of the tour, Dolmabahce Palace, through the Imperial gate. Built in 1856, the palace sits on 62 acres and consists of 285 rooms and 46 halls. The most notable sites include the crystal staircase made of Baccarat crystal and the ceremonial hall which was designed to hold 2,500 people. Then, continue to the Grand BazaarYou'll have the chance to explore the exotic atmosphere of the covered part for a brief period of time. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the open and modern section of the Grand Bazaar which offers the best artworks and most reliable shopping. During your time around the bazaar, you'll stop at the modern section where you’ll enjoy local snacks and a presentation of carpets, leather or jewelry, followed by time for shopping. Conclude your day in Taksim, where the city is alive and bustling 24 hours a day. Some free time will be given for your own exploration as well as lunch.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods. The terrain may be uneven or steep. It can also indicate a need for swimming in a current. Recommended only for the physically fit and adventurous.