Turkey Rebrands Itself as Türkiye

Among the many notable countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, none is quite as unique as Turkey. Spanning Europe and Asia, exotic Turkey — which recently reclaimed its original name and rebranded itself as Türkiye – is one of the world's most fascinating countries filled with captivating landmarks, ports and cities to explore.

In Istanbul, domes and minarets enhance the skyline. In the old Stamboul area, traces remain of every city built since the community was established more than 2,600 years ago. Once Rome's eastern capital, Istanbul, was also the center of the huge Ottoman Empire. Landmarks include Hagia Sophia, once Christendom's greatest church; the Blue Mosque with its striking Iznik tiles; Topkapi Palace, containing a sultan's ransom of treasures; Chora Church with its Byzantine mosaics; and the Grand Bazaar, the ultimate shopping experience.

A featured experience on many of our voyages is compliments of Seabourn, An Evening in Ephesus. When the ancient site is closed to visitors, Seabourn guests are treated to the ultimate private cocktail party in this amazing archaeological wonder. Guests enjoy a magical evening with wine, cocktails and canapés while an orchestra plays a repertoire of classical music within the ruins.

Among the voyages exploring the bustling culture of the Eastern Mediterranean, this season are:

14-Day Eastern Mediterranean Gems
Seabourn Encore
Round-trip Piraeus (Athens)
May 1, 2022

21-Day Eastern Aegean & Holy Land
Seabourn Encore
Piraeus (Athens) to Haifa (Tel Aviv)
May 1, 2022

7-Day Classic Greek Isles & Ephesus
Seabourn Encore
Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul
May 1, 2022

14-Day Holy Land & Aegean Jewels
Seabourn Encore
Istanbul to Haifa (Tel Aviv)
May 8, 2022

21-Day Holy Land & Aegean Antiquities
Seabourn Encore
Istanbul to Piraeus (Athens)
May 8, 2022

7-Day Greek Isles & Turquoise Coast
Seabourn Encore
Istanbul to Piraeus (Athens)
May 8, 2022

14-Day Classic Aegean & Holy Land
Seabourn Encore
Round-trip Piraeus (Athens)
May 15, 2022

21-Day Holy Land & Byzantine Gems
Seabourn Encore
Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul
May 15, 2022

7-Day Greek Isles & Turkish Treasure
Seabourn Encore
Piraeus (Athens) to Haifa (Tel Aviv)
May 15, 2022

14-Day Holy Land & Turkish Gems
Seabourn Encore
Haifa (Tel Aviv) to Istanbul
May 22, 2022

21-Day Eastern Mediterranean Treasures
Seabourn Encore
Haifa (Tel Aviv) to Piraeus (Athens)
May 22, 2022

7-Day Eastern Mediterranean Marvels
Seabourn Encore
Haifa (Tel Aviv) to Piraeus (Athens)
May 22, 2022

For more information about our voyages to Türkiye and the Eastern Mediterranean, contact Seabourn Sales at 800.929.9595 or visit www.seabourn.com.