Day 305 – Istanbul, Turkey
Since our ship set sail at 2:00pm, we had to wake up pretty early today to “seize the morning” and conclude our sightseeing of Istanbul. There was one more part of this amazing Turkish city which we wanted to explore before officially saying goodbye. We got our morning exercise by climbing up a hill to see the Galata Tower. Next we strolled down Istiklal Avenue and visited Saint Antoine Church and Taksim Square. We concluded our exploration by hiking back downhill to see the Dolmabahce Palace (although we did not have enough time to go inside). After a delightful morning of sightseeing, we got back on the ship where we enjoyed an abundance of AMAZING cuisine and entertainment.
(Galata Tower – 1384 AD)
(Saint Antoine Church)
(Various scenes from Istanbul)
(“Cruising” on Vision of the Seas)