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Nafplio, Greece



3.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Nafplio, Ancient Nemea & Palivos Winery
You will board your motor coach for the 45-minute drive to Nemea, famous in Greek myth as the home of the Nemean Lion, killed by the hero Heracles, and as the place where the infant Opheltes, lying on a bed of parsley, was killed by a serpent while his nurse fetched water for the Seven on their way from Argos to Thebes. The Seven founded the Nemean Games in his memory. The Nemean Games were held from 573 B.C., or earlier and three columns of the temple have stood since their construction. You will visit the site around the temple which has been excavated, including the great altar, bath, and hotel. The temple stands on the site of an Archaic period temple, of which only a foundation wall is still visible. The stadium has recently been discovered. It is notable for its well-preserved vaulted entrance tunnel, dated to about 320 B.C., with ancient graffiti on the walls. The material discovered in the excavations is on display in a museum constructed as a part of the University of California’s excavations. After touring Nemea you will take a 20-minute drive to the Palivos Winery, where you will have the opportunity to visit one of Greece’s most famous winemaking regions and taste their delicious wine.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Nafplio, Epidaurus & Palamidi Castle
You will board your motor coach  for the 40-minute drive along a picturesque and twisting road, towards the site of Epidaurus.The famous Theater of Epidaurus is the best-preserved ancient Greek Theater. Located next to the sanctuary-hospital of Asclepius, the ancient Greek God of Healing, the theater’s function was directly connected with this sanctuary. Famous for its superb acoustics, the theater was built in the 4th century B.C. and had a capacity of about 12,000 spectators. People arrived from all over the Greek world in order to attend the religious events there. Due to the architect’s excellent design, the acoustics are so good, you can be sitting right at the top in the last row and still hear even a coin dropping in the middle of the stage. Your tour will then proceed to Palamidi, an impressive Venetian fortress, which dominates the city of Nafplio. A part of the Palamidi fortress was used as a prison after the liberation of Greece from the Turks. Its location offers a wonderful photo opportunity as it overlooks the entire Argolic Valley.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $115
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing
Nafplio, Mycenae & Palamidi Castle
You will board your motor coach for the 30-minute scenic drive through Nafplio and past the ancient sites of Tiryns to the ruins of Mycenae. The first in-depth excavations were carried out by the German archaeologist Schliemann in 1876, who was obsessed with finding the grave of Agamemnon. His diligent work exposed the famous Lions Gate, the entrance to the city, which contains the shaft burial graves of some ancient nobles. A short distance away is the Beehive Tomb, so called due to its unusual shape.  Then a short drive will bring you to Fithia Village where a brief shopping opportunity will take place. On the second part of your journey you will return to Nafplio where the Castle of Palamidi stands. From this vantage point there is a lovely panoramic view. The castle was built by the Turks and the Venetians as a fortress and until recently, was used as a prison. The castle is still in a good state of preservation and offers great views and photo opportunities over the entire Argolis bay.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $115
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Monemvasia, Greece



3 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Monemvasia Castle
Monemvasia is unique among ruined medieval cities in that it is entirely built on a rock that appears to be barren when seen from the mainland. Your tour will commence with a walk through the narrow streets within the castle walls, so tiny that in many places only two people can walk side by side. You will see the ruins of houses and Byzantine churches — most in ruins with the fortunate exception of the Church of Christ Elkomenos. This cathedral dates back to the 13th century, but features alterations made during the Venetian occupation of Monemvasia. Four surviving ancient Byzantine icons are on display.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring a hat. Guests must be physically fit. Minivans will operate as shuttles from the tender to the gate of the Old Town as larger coaches are not permitted on the road to the Old Town.  

price $99
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

snacks

wine

walking

sightseeing
Monemvasia Castle & Liotrivi Olive Oil Factory
Monemvasia is unique among ruined medieval cities in that it is entirely built on a rock that appears to be barren when seen from the mainland. Your tour will commence with a walk through the narrow streets at the castle, where the streets are so tiny that in many places only two people can walk side by side. While strolling along these narrow lanes you will see ruined houses and Byzantine churches and Church of Christ Elkomenos. This cathedral dates back to the 13th century, but features alterations made during the Venetian occupation of Monemvasia. Then you will visit “Liotrivi”(Olive Oil Factory), a fully restored historic mansion that previously was the home of the family Ritsos, where the world-renowned poet lived during his childhood.  You will have a guided tour in the old olive mill and learn the traditional method of producing extra virgin olive oil.  You will walk to the vineyards and the olive groves. In a patio area, an experienced cook will knead and bake traditional bread in a wood-oven. The bread made, along with other local products, will be served to you in an appetizer buffet under the olive trees where you will have the opportunity to also taste the famous wines of Monemvasia.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat. Guests must be physically fit. 


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, Full Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the  area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $1499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, Half Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $1099
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, Half Day Private VAN+Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1199
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Gythion, Greece



4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture
Gythion, Dyros Caves
Leaving Gythion, your tour will cross the Mani Peninsula to Dyros to visit the spectacular caves of Vlyhada and Alepotrypa, first opened to the public in 1963. You will ride for almost a mile through “caverns measureless to man.” Aided by electricity, the splendors of nature are on show. You will see formations that look like, and are named after, great sites such as the Metropolitan Throne, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Chinese Palace. At the bottom of one of the lakes of Vlyhada, often considered the most beautiful cave in the world, many interesting things have been discovered, such as fossils of hippopotami. After your cave visit you will drive to nearby Areopolis for a short stroll through the town, before returning to Gythion.  

Please note:  Since the temperature in the caves is cooler you may want to bring a light jacket. 

price $129
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Gythion, Full Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1899
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Gythion, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Gythion, Half Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Gythion, Half Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1399
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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco
Gythion, Mystras Byzantine City
This tour by motorcoach will cross the plain of Laconia through its orange and olive groves, with the mighty Taygetus Mountain (7,897 ft.) in the background to arrive in Sparta, which today is a big, modern town. As the original Spartans cared little for buildings and lived a “Spartan” existence in barracks, their ancient architecture was simple and basic. Today, its scanty remains reflect little of Sparta’s ancient renown. Four miles west however, sits the medieval town of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its churches and houses, monasteries and palaces lining the steep narrow streets. For 200 years, from the middle of the 13th century, this Byzantine town flourished. From the mid-15th century to the beginning of our century, the town was in constant decline, with the exception of a few years during which it was under Venetian control. However, the magnificence of the Byzantine architecture, remarkably preserved and sensitively restored, gives you the impression you are entering a whole different age.

Please note: The site is located on a very steep hill so flat rubber shoes are recommended. 

price $139
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5 HRS

Strenuous

snacks

unesco

walking
Gythion, Sparta & Mystra w/Olive Oil Museum and Tasting
Before heading to the ruins of ancient Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site you will stop at the roadside monument to the memory of Loenidas. You will have an in-depth guided tour of Mystras followed by time on your own to wander through the narrow streets of this medieval city.  Your next stop will be at the Olive Oil Museum of Sparta.  Unique in Greece, it is located in one of the main olive producing regions.  The museum houses a variety of olive oil presses and other equipment.  You will be served olive pate, olives, rusks, local cheese, cucumber and tomatoes along with tsipouro, ouzo, and mineral water before your return trip to Gythion.

Please note:  Mystras is not wheelchair accessible and steps are involved.  It is not possible to stay on the motor coach during that portion of the tour. 

price $149
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Katakolon, Greece



3 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Katakolon, Ancient Olympia (Site & Museum)
The small fishing village of Katakolon will be your gateway to the mystical UNESCO Site of ancient Olympia, some 25 miles east amid the lush green countryside. For harmony of body and soul and the pursuit of physical excellence, the ancient Greeks couldn’t have chosen a more suitable site. The sanctuary of Olympia has the appearance of a park, lying in a soft and fertile landscape.  As you step back 2,000 years into the past, you can imagine the area crowded with athletes, orators, merchants and philosophers. You will see the impressive ruins of the Temple of Zeus, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  After visiting the site, you will take the short walk to the newly renovated museum. The exhibits here are findings from the excavations at the site. You will have the opportunity to see the star piece, a 4th century Parian marble statue of Hermes of Praxitelis, a masterpiece of classical sculpture from the Temple of Hera. Other important exhibits are a sculptured head of Hera and the pediments and metopes from the Temple of Zeus. Before returning to the port of Katakolon you will have some free time in the village of Olympia.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  This tour is scheduled prior to the complimentary Destination Discovery Event and will conclude when you meet up with your fellow traveling companions at the Magna Grecia farm. 



price $69
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Kotor, Montenegro



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kotor, Full Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.  

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kotor, Full Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kotor, Half Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kotor, Half Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $939
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4.25 HRS

Moderate

snacks

culture

unesco

walking
Kotor, Highlights of Kotor Bay & Baroque Village of Perast
Your excursion begins with a short drive to the small Baroque village of Perast for a walking tour in this pedestrian only village. See the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and other monuments including the Parish Church, the 12th century Sveti Djordje Church, and the Sveti Nikola Church, built between the 15th and 17th centuries . In a local restaurant, you’ll taste some of typical sweets, made from an original recipe used during the Baroque period. You will have some free time before boarding a private motor boat to Gospa od Skrpjela, a Baroque-style church situated on one of two islets in the bay of Kotor, across from Perast.  The islet is man made, and its original church was built in 1452.  You'll view the stunning present church, built in 1632, and enlarged in 1722.  You'll see 68 magnificent paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17 th century Baroque artist from Perast whose most important painting, The Death of the Virgin, is nearly 33 feet long.  Rejoin your bus for the return drive back to Kotor for a city walking tour through UNESCO protected Old Kotor.  At the end of guided portion, you will have free time for shopping and the opportunity to explore the town of Kotor on your own before returning independently to the ship.

Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.7 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, minor inclines and some steps. Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Interior visits are made at the Our Lady of the Rocks Church at the Our Lady of the Rocks Islet. Headsets are included for this tour. 


price $99
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5 HRS

Easy

snacks

culture

sightseeing
Kotor, Highlights of Montenegro
From the port of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a motor coach will take you on a panoramic tour. You will ascend steep slopes up the serpentine road with 25 curves to Lovcen Mountain, through an area of beautiful contrasts. The soaring Montenegrin mountains tower on one side, while opposite them is the sublime beauty of one of the world’s most attractive bays. The road will take you to the picturesque village of Njegusi where you will enjoy local snacks that consist of  smoked ham, cheese, homemade bread, and wine.Rejoin the coach and proceed to the town of Cetinje, to visit the Museum of King Nikola. Then follow the scenic route through the popular summer resort of the Budva Riviera, as you head back to Kotor.  Kotor’s Old Quarter was developed within a small triangular area enclosed by town walls. Your experienced guide will direct your attention to the structures that were built by the Venetians from the 15th to mid-18th centuries. They completely enclose the Old Town and form a unique fortification capable of resisting lengthy attacks and sieges. You will then continue to see the exterior of the 12th century Cathedral of St. Triphon, which features a Romanesque basilica whose nave is separated from the aisles by alternating square pillars and antique columns. 

Please note:  There are 40 steps to enter the Museum while Kotor exploration will be on only flat and level terrain.
 

price $99
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kotor, Historic Kotor on Foot
Old Kotor was developed within a small triangular area enclosed by town walls extending to the Fort of St. John. Your experienced guide will direct your attention to structures that were built by the Venetians from the 15th to the mid-18th centuries. They completely enclose the Old Town and form a unique fortification capable of resisting lengthy attacks and sieges. You then continue to the 12th century Cathedral of St. Triphon, which features a Romanesque basilica whose nave is separated from the aisles by alternating square pillars and antique columns. Next, you’ll visit the Maritime Museum, showcasing the rich maritime heritage of this area. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you will have free time to explore Kotor independently, before returning to the yacht.

Please note:  This tour on foot includes the use of headsets.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $39
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture
Kotor, Taste of Montenegro
A scenic drive will take you into the countryside to the charming village of Tici, and the home of the Moric family. Upon arrival at the Moric Family home, which has been in the family for more than 200 years, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome by Ilija Moric,University Professor & President of Montenegro Olive Oil Producers Association. You will get a unique opportunity to  discover the secrets behind producing organic olive oil as the Moric family are the only business in the area currently producing organic olive oil. Take a short walk through the olive grove, before visiting their new, modern olive press.  Afterwards, when you see the old olive press, you’ll understand how the new system has made life a lot easier! At the old mill you’ll have the opportunity to sample the olive oil, with Ilija Moric on hand to answer any questions you may have. This is followed by a buffet consisting of a delicious variety of homemade food and drinks. Upon arrival in Kotor you will have the opportunity to explore charming streets and historical monuments of this Mediterranean jewel with your tour guide.

Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and numerous steps. Participants will need to maneuver over approximately 500 yards of uneven terrain while in the olive grove.  Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen are recommended. No shopping stops are made during the tour but guests will have ample time once the tour has concluded. The drive to/from the Kotor is approximately 1 hour each way, dependent upon traffic conditions. 

price $119
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Dubrovnik, Croatia



4.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

dining

sightseeing

beach

boating
Dubrovnik, Adriatic Sea Adventure
Get ready for an adventure at sea.  You will board a luxurious inflatable zodiac boat in the Old Town Port and cruise along Lokrum Island and the old city walls which look very impressive from the sea side.  You will have the opportunity to admire the old city of Dubrovnik and take pictures. Continue with a cruise along the Lapad Peninsula and pass close by the charming Grebeni Lighthouse as you head toward Kolocep Island.  You will continue to the outer side of Kolocep island for an hour of snorkeling or swimming at the Modra Spilja Cave.  Proceed to the other side of the island of Kolocep, to the settlement  of Donje Celo which has a beautiful and very popular sandy beach. Here you will have free time to relax in the sun and swim or to ride on a tuba through the beautiful bay of Donje Celo. Depart from there to beautiful and picturesque Zaton Bay where a light lunch and drinks will be served at Restaurant Orsan before you  return to Dubrovnik.

Please note:  Wear your swim suit under your cover-up and bring a towel from the yacht. 

price $199
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

snacks

culture

walking
Dubrovnik, Best of Traditional Dubrovnik
This is an opportunity to explore the beautiful natural setting of the green and fertile Konalve Valley. You will board your motor coach for a scenic drive to the village of Ljuta where you will visit the Old Mill called Mlinica Dvori which is still in function today. Here you will be able to see a demonstration of flour production using traditional methods in a water power stone mill. Enjoy a welcome drink of home-made liqueurs or a soft drink and dried figs. Continue your trip toward Gruda Village where Antonia Ruskovic has kept the tradition of the ancient handcraft of silk production. Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers known to mankind. The silk thread produced here is mostly used for embroidering the beautiful national costume of the Konavle region. You will be able to share in this magnificent cultural endeavor as you produce a silk thread in the age-old, traditional manner. Listen to an explanation of the whole process, from cocoon boiling, to thread reeling, dyeing, plying, reeling, weaving, and embroidering.  You will enjoy the hospitality of a host in the village for a welcome drink and cake. After this very unique experience you will continue your trip toward Dubrovnik for the guided walking tour of the Old Town. 

Please note: The tour scheduled may vary and free time may be included after the walking tour. 


price $139
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3 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, City Sights and Cable Car
You will join your guide and walk to the Cable Car Station where you will take a cable car ride and see panoramic views of Dubrovnik, a bird’s- eye-view of the entire city, which you will never forget.  Next, your tour guide will take you on a walking tour to the Old Town of Dubrovnik, one of the largest and most luxurious open-air museum towns in existence. The famous Croatian Tourist Centre awaits you, encircled by its monumental stone ramparts.  Stari Grad - the old city of Dubrovnik and its medieval walls have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Parts of the walls date from the 13th century. Ascending the stairway at Pile Gate, you will soon reach the top of the wall where your guide will lead you on a walking tour along the southern part of the wall. You will see the gorgeous Minčeta Fortress, St. John`s Fortress, Bokar Fortress, and the Maritime Museum.  Reaching the Stradun, you will be in the very center of the Old Town and will have an opportunity to explore on your own.

Please note: This tour involves strenuous walking activities including a climb to the city walls and approximately 250 steps around the city walls.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour will include headsets and may operate in a different order.


price $89
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

snacks

sightseeing

beach
Dubrovnik, Concierge Collection - Kayaking the City Walls & Lokrum Island
Your half day adventure starts near Fort Lovrjenac in the small port called Pile. Accompanied by instructors, you will set off by kayak to explore the caves and beauty of Lokrum Island where you will have free time for swimming or island exploring.  In the 12th century, Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island, and they occupied it for over 600 years. See the remains of the monastery, a large part of which has been converted into a residence for Maximillian, Emperor of Mexico, who has owned the island since the 19th century.  You will see plants from all over the world growing here by a little lake called Mrtvo More (meaning Dead Sea), situated in the center of the island, which links with the open sea by an underground channel. Just before departing Lokrum Island, enjoy picnic-style snacks and refreshments. Continue your kayaking trip to the hidden cave beach called Betina, where you will have a break for snorkeling and swimming. Upon your return, you’ll agree that this easy paddling in kayaks is a unique way to get acquainted with Dubrovnik from the seaside!

Please note: You will be given a paddle, a life jacket and waterproof compartment for your personal belongings.  Bring your swim suit and towel with you.


price $169
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Full Day Private CAR & Guide

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Full Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Half Day Private CAR & Guide
  
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Half Day Private VAN & Guide

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $939
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4 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

unesco

walking
Dubrovnik, Historic Dubrovnik & Wine Tasting
Here’s your opportunity to sample fine regional wines, gain insight into Croatia’s illustrious winemaking industry and to explore historic Dubrovnik.  Start with a 45-minute scenic coach drive that will take you along the spectacular Adriatic Coast. You will drive south of Dubrovnik Riviera, passing the charming Zupa Dubrovacka with numerous small villages and resorts along the coast. You will arrive at the small village of Komaji and the Crvik family’s renowned vineyards and winery. Here you will have unique opportunity to taste some of the finest wines from this region, but also meet with wine producer Mr. Andro Crvik who will make presentation and speech about wines of Croatia and this particular region.  Back aboard the coach you will return to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a walking tour accompanied by an insightful guide. From Pile Square you will stroll along the Stradun, passing such historical sites as the Franciscan Monastery, St. Blasius Church, Onofriou’s Fountain, and the Sponza Palace. After the guided walking tour enjoy free time in the Old Town before your return to the ship.

Please note:  Tour includes headsets and may operate in a different order. Free time may be included after the walking tour. 



price $119
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Zadar, Croatia



6.25 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Zadar, Dalmatian Origins & Sibenik
Sibenik was founded by Croats more than a thousand years ago dating back to 1066. Sibenik has a well-preserved historical core of buildings and numerous architectural monuments. You will see its ancient fortresses and the Gothic – Renaissance Cathedral of St. Jacob, as well as narrow streets known as “kalas,” numerous churches around this town and its surroundings. Your walking tour will include a the old part of the town where you will visit the finest sites including the UNESCO world heritage site Cathedral of St. Jacob, one of the finest sacral monuments in Dalmatia.  You will see the exterior of City Hall, the Baroque Orthodox Church, as well as the historic nucleus with its stone streets, commercial and crafts center. You will board a motor coach and head along the Adriatic Coast toward the village of Stankovci.  You will visit the House of Dalmatian´s smoke house, learn about the method of production and specifics of Dalmatian prosciutto, taste and of course buy the products exactly where they're produced. This  manufacturing facility is equipped with the latest technological solutions, but also whenever possible, they are using natural system of drying using the strong Mediterranean wind - "bura."   Enjoy lunch, then join your motor coach and return to Zadar.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses.


price $129
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5.75 HRS

Moderate

snacks

walking

sightseeing
Zadar, Lace, White Gold of Pag Island & Cheese Tasting
Depart the pier for the 1-hour drive to Pag Island to discover the “white gold“  or lace found there. Pag lace is valuable, well-known and respected not only in the town of Pag but also abroad, outside the Croatia boundaries. Pag lace is believed to have its roots in 15th century Mikena. Benedictine nuns from St. Margarita's Convent founded the Lacemaking School in Pag. Today there is a collection of more than 127 exhibits conserved for more than 150 years. That collection is declared as a Croatian cultural heritage and one of the most valuable exhibits is the150-year-old altar cloth. You will visit the famous Lace Museum where you will be greeted and hosted by two local ladies who will share their experiences and knowledge of lace making. And you will try your hand at lace making. You will learn the steps until you come to the phase when all the imagination, skills and the accuracy of the lacemaker become evident. In order to get the final, amazing, product, very important elements of this process are patience, tranquility, serenity and, the most important: a love to lace and the heritage that they cherish by making the lace. Next, you will continue on to the village of Kolan where you will visit a local cheese factory situated on a gentle slope, and surrounded by the hilly pastures and bountiful fields of Kolan. Since ancient times, Kolan has been the agricultural center of the island. During your visit, sample the characteristically piquant taste of Pag cheese, which is used to complement many traditional fish and meat specialties before your scenic return to Zadar.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses.


price $139
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

sightseeing

beach

boating
Zadar, Sailing Zadar Archipelago
Departing from Zadar you will enjoy a scenic sail through Zadar Channel and Mali Zdrelas Passage toward Sabusa Beach. Here you will have time to enjoy the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. Sail towards Kukljica, a small village on the island of Ugljan. Kukljica is situated near the Strait of Ždrelac and it has been called the door to Telaščica Nature Park and Kornati National Park. A stop will be made at Kostanj Bay and Sabusa Beach for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. Then sail toward the Island of Oslja., Lunch will be served on board. The island of Ošljak is the smallest permanently inhabited island on the Adriatic. It has a protected landscape where olives, pinewoods and cypress give shade to the rocky beaches. The old fishing port with a church from the 5th century is one of the most colorful places in the whole Adriatic. You will leave Osljak Village to head for Preko Village, where their old center consists of typical Dalmatian architecture and numerous patrician family summer houses. The best way to feel the Mediterranean atmosphere is by walking along the quay or sipping a favorite drink on one of the terraces with a view of the Zadar Channel. Here you will have time for swimming or strolling through the Village. Rejoin your sailing boat and continue back to Zadar.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses, your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and extra clothing.


price $199
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

walking

sightseeing
Zadar, Tastes & Sights of Zadar
Your tour will begin on the pier and soon you will find yourself in the heart of this magnificent Old Town. This walking tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Zadar and built in 1324. It is dedicated to St. Anastasia, whose stone sarcophagus is in the apse to the left of the high altar. Further on your way you will pass close to the Church of St. Donatus which is believed to have been built at the beginning of the 9th century. It is circular in plan, with three naves.  You will visit the 16th century St Mary Church with a Romanesque bell-tower built at the beginning of the 12th century. On the upper floor of the convent, open to the public are rooms containing a collection of goldsmith´s work, relics and other valuable items.Your tour will end with a Marascino Liqueur Tasting. Liqueur production in Zadar is almost 400 years old. This liqueur is a bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries, which are grown in Dalmatia, Croatia, mostly around the city of Zadar. Honey is also part of the ancient recipe. The recipe for this liqueur was created by the apothecaries of the Dominican monastery at Zara, now Zadar, in Dalmatia, at the beginning of the 16th century.

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking over cobbled and uneven surfaces, with 40 steps to reach the collection of goldsmiths' work inside the Church of St. Mary. Proper attire is required to enter the religious sites; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour sequence may vary.


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Zadar, Zadar Highlights & Rural Estate Visit
Discover the Medieval treasures of Zadar during this memorable guided stroll through the city's Old Town. The city walls of Zadar attest to its long history of warding off would-be conquerors and rulers, including the Venetians and the Turks. Upon entering the heart of the Old Town, you will explore the highlights of this magnificent city followed by free time. And then you will take a 30-minute scenic drive to Nadin Village to visit the Odžaković farmhouse there. The farmhouse is surrounded by 360 acres of organic vineyards of  familiar  wine (Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon), along with  various fields of crops, paths for walking surrounded by farm animals, birds, rabbits and other animals found there.  You will be amazed by the beauty of the traditional stone architecture of the building, the staircase leading you to the heart of the house - a little museum of the Odžaković family, filled with interesting exhibits from 1835 and valuable traditional artifacts used long time ago by the people in this region. The family will provide a traditional lunch giving you a great opportunity to taste some of the finest home made products before rejoining your motor coach for the drive back to Zadar.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses.


price $99
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Rovinj, Croatia



4.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

sightseeing
Rovinj, Experience Istria
The hilly Istrian inland is romantic, mystical and simply beautiful. From Rovinj you will drive by coach to Motovun, an astonishing architectural landmark. This hilltop town has preserved its medieval ambiance in its narrow streets within the town walls which have been preserved in their entire length. Walk along Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings to the main square dominated by the 13th century belfry of St. Stephen's Church.  Free time in Motovun is followed by a scenic downhill drive to the village of Livade.  Livade is the best known village on the Istra Peninsula for its truffles.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch which will include delicious local truffle specialties and Istrian wine at Zigante Restaurant. Reboard your coach once again and you will take in the picturesque countryside as you make your way back to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and negotiating up to 100 steps.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shopping is available in Motovun. 


price $159
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rovinj, Full Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rovinj, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rovinj, Half Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rovinj, Half Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $939
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Rovinj, Istria in Depth
The hilly Istrian inland is romantic, mystical, and beautiful.  From Rovinj you will travel by coach to Motovun, a hilltop town that has preserved its medieval ambiance in its narrow streets within the town walls, preserved in their entire length. Walk along Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance buildings to the main square dominated by the 13th century belfry of St. Stephen's Church. Free time in Motovun is followed by a scenic uphill drive to the village of Vrh.  You will enjoy the view of the surrounding deep valleys, proud towers, vineyards, hilltops, and beautiful Mount Ucka. At nearly 1,300 feet above sea level, Vrh was once known as the “Istrian Lookout.” You will have lunch in a traditional Istrian "konoba." After lunch your drive will continue through rolling hills to Draguc, the hidden pearl of Istrian medieval inheritance. Visit St. Rocco's Church and see its greatest treasures - writings and fresco paintings from the 16th century. Board the coach once again and enjoy the sights of the picturesque countryside as you are driven back to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and negotiating up to 100 steps.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shopping is available in Motovun. 


price $169
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

snacks
Rovinj, Parenzana Biking Trail
The Parenzana Biking Trail got its name from the famous railroad that connected Istria with the heartland of Austria-Hungary. The railroad brought great prosperity to the local inhabitants, which is why it’s mentioned with respect and nostalgia in stories even today. Parenzana’s route passes through the unique and beautiful landscape of Istria. The diversity of plant and wildlife in the lush forests will take you back to another time and passages cut into massive rocks and deep chasms will remind you of nature’s magnificence. Start your tour with a motor coach drive from Rovinj to Groznjan where you will have half an hour of sightseeing and free time before your tour introduction, safety briefing, and finding the right bike for you.  You will bike from Groznjan to Zavrsje Village, a 45-minute ride. Take time for refreshments before you begin the 75-minute ride to Livade Village.  From Livade you will make the 1-hour ride back to Rovinj.

Please note: This is a very strenuous tour involving lots of activities so is only recommended for those in good physical condition. Biking is operated over the off-road and gravel terrain. 


price $139
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

unesco

sightseeing
Rovinj, Seaside Resort of Prorec & Wine Tasting
Board your coach to head to one of the best known resort towns in Croatia – Porec. By international standards, Porec is a cultural and historical jewel. Porec features two main intersecting streets, Cardo and Decumanus, which even today remain the backbone of the Old Town. Visit the Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica built in the 6th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marafor, the oldest part of the town, still boasts the remains of two Roman temples. See the House of Two Saints, the Istrian Parliament Building, and the Leoni and Zuccato Palaces. You will have some free time to explore this charming little town on your own. Next you’ll have a short drive through the countryside to the village of Sveti Lovrec, where you visit the wine cellar of the Matosevic Family – one of the most well-known Croatian Wine Producers. You will be invited to sample some of their finest red & white wines, accompanied by some homemade cheese, Istrian Pršut.   

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and negotiating up to 30 steps.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Shopping is available in Porec and at the Matosevic Winery.

 
price $129
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5 HRS

Moderate

snacks

unesco

sightseeing
Rovinj, Tour of Pula & Olive Oil Tasting
Pula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is best known for its many surviving ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is its 1st century amphitheater. Known locally as the Arena, it is the sixth largest amphitheater in the world and is still in use today for summer film festivals. Continue your walking tour with visits to other notable and well preserved ancient Roman structures including the Sergius Arch and the temple to the God Apollo, built in the honor of the 1st century Roman emperor Caesar Augustus. Among other sites you will visit are the Roman city gates and walls and a Byzantine chapel. Head by motor coach to the nearby village of Vodnjan for olive oil tasting. Family Farm Chiavalon specializes in growing olives and producing top quality extra virgin olive oils. Their olive oil is listed among the 15 world’s top olive oils, and they have been declared the most promising farm in the world as chosen by the world famous guide, "L` extravergine." They have won numerous awards and surpassed many world famous brands. Back aboard the coach you will return to the yacht.  

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and negotiating up to 55 steps.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Shopping is available in Pula and at Chiavalon Olive Oil Farm. 

price $139
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Venice, Italy



3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Venice Orientation Tour with Transfer to Airport
Here’s your opportunity to see St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), the heart and soul of Venice, with palatial arcades and charming cafés. You will transfer by motor-launch from the pier to St. Mark’s Square, where your guided walking tour begins. Your guide will point out the major landmarks, which include the Campanile (bell tower), the 15th century Clock Tower, and St. Mark’s Cathedral. The Byzantine façade of St. Mark’s Cathedral, one of the world’s most magnificent churches, will immediately attract your attention. Your tour continues, passing by the exquisite Doge’s Palace, the former residence of the Duke of Venice. Crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, you will arrive at the prison across from the Rio De Palazzo to view the cells. In the square there are small workshops of glass manufacturers and you will stop here to browse. Upon completion of the tour, you will proceed to the airport. No entrance fees are included.

Please note:  This tour will end at the airport. This tour is available only to guests whose flights leave at 3:00 p.m. or later. Yo can pre-purchase a Windstar transfer prior to sailing with Windstar Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245 on on board during your cruise. 

price $229
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2.75 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Venice Orientation Tour with Transfer to Hotel
Here’s your opportunity to see St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), the heart and soul of Venice, with palatial arcades and charming cafés. You will transfer by motor-launch from the pier to St. Mark’s Square, where your guided walking tour begins. Your guide will point out the major landmarks, which include the Campanile (bell tower), the 15th century Clock Tower, and St. Mark’s Cathedral. The Byzantine façade of St. Mark’s Cathedral, one of the world’s most magnificent churches, will immediately attract your attention. Your tour continues, passing by the exquisite Doge’s Palace, the former residence of the Duke of Venice. Crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, you will arrive at the prison across from the Rio De Palazzo to view the cells. In the square there are small workshops of glass manufacturers and you will stop here to browse. Upon completion of the tour, you will proceed to your hotel No entrance fees are included.  

Please note: This tour will end at your Windstar hotel. 

price $179
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