VENETIAN PASSAGEWAYS

Shore Excursions

Hvar, Croatia



5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

boating

concierge
Hvar, Concierge Collection - Sailing Hvar Archipelago
Hvar is renowned for its beautiful valleys and picturesque bays but also for the indulgent lifestyle it has to offer. This tour is the best possible way for you to discover the most precious hidden corners of Hvar during this half sailing and snorkeling adventure. Sail from Hvar to Pakleni Islands Archipelago, a labyrinth of islands, stopping in several bays for swimming and snorkeling while letting the weather and winds guide you. Depending on the strength of the wind and general weather conditions, sail for approximately 30 to 45 minutes before reaching your first stop in one of the secluded bays surrounding the islands. Your next stop will be at Palmizana Bay, where you will have the opportunity to purchase a refreshment at one of the popular bars or restaurants located along the bay. Lunch will be served on board your sailing vessel and will include cold buffet dishes consisting of different local island specialties of fish, vegetables, and pasta.

Please note: Swimming and snorkeling are included.  Bring your swim suit and towel with you. 


price $239
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Hvar, 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
Hvar, 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
Hvar, 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
Hvar, 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

snacks

wine

unesco
Hvar, Highlights of Hvar and Local Flavors
The Island of Hvar boasts a mild climate and lush subtropical vegetation. Your coach will take you from Hvar to Starigrad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its large bay, which has long inspired artists and poets and dates back to the 2nd century B.C.  Visit the Dominican Monastery, with its rich library housing priceless books and paintings. Then, you will have some free time in the town before continuing your scenic ride towards the village of Vrisnik.  A friendly host will welcome you with dried figs and a special tasting of the island’s cheeses and wines, made locally and produced only in small quantities. Leaving Vrisnik, continue your ride to Hvar. A short stop will be made at the fortress above the island from where the magnificent view of the town of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands can be enjoyed. Following your visit, re-board your coach for the brief return drive to the pier in Hvar and back to the ship.

Please note:  As you will be walking at most of the sites, comfortable shoes are recommended. 

price $115
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Hvar, Off Road Experience
Experience the lush, subtropical beauty of Hvar in a unique and exciting new way during this half-day, off-road excursion. You will depart the pier for a scenic orientation tour of Hvar Island. Along the way, discover areas that are rarely encountered by visitors, and completely inaccessible by regular tour buses or rental cars. Drive through typical old Dalmatian villages, climb the hills for splendid panoramic views of picturesque valleys and bays, then descend through vineyards and olive groves to the coast. Your first stop will be at Malo Grablje for a guided tour of the village. From here, proceed to the village of Velo Grabjle for a comfort and photo stop. Afterward, re-board your off-road vehicle and drive through Roskarnica en route to St. Nikola Hill.  Upon arrival, you will take a guided visit of St. Nikola Hill and its Chapel, which offers splendid vistas and photo opportunities of your surroundings. Following a refreshment stop, you will take the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier. 

Please note:  Off-road vehicles will be driven by instructors who are professional drivers. Guests will not be driving. This tour is mainly on off-roads so will be bumpy. 


price $169
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Hvar, Walking Tour of Hvar
Explore on foot the town of Hvar, which sports a thick-walled fortress overlooking the harbor. In the very heart of the port is a large arsenal that houses Europe’s first community theater (1612), and three bell towers that soar above the jumble of tiled rooftops, pointing to the source of Hvar’s magic: the sun and limitless blue skies. In the town, the streets and people converge in an expansive piazza, the largest in all of Dalmatia, which connects the older part of town to the 15th century side. This is a pedestrian-only area. Your guide will lead you to the Cathedral of St. Stephen, with its treasury and bell tower. Walk to the 15th century Franciscan monastery with its old refectory, and the church with its remarkable collection of paintings.

Please note:  As this is tour is on foot, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

price $45
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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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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

concierge
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 $159
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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 $899
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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 $999
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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 $699
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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 $799
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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 $99
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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 $129
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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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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 $79
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Itea (Delphi), Greece



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Itea, Monastery of Ossios Loukas
Departing from the quayside, your motor coach will proceed along a picturesque and twisting road on a 45-minute drive where you can enjoy the relaxing views of the typical Greek countryside.  Standing impressively on the brow of a peaked hill facing south, the majestic Monastery of Ossios Loukas commands a spectacular view of the adjacent valley. In some ways surpassing the famous Byzantine Church at Daphne, the monastery forms one of the most impressive memorials to the artistic vitality of the empire, during the revival of prosperity under the Macedonian Dynasty (865 – 1059). The monastery bears the name of a local hermit, the Blessed Loukas (Ossios Loukas) of Stiri, who was famed for his austerity, the dignity of his life, his prophecies and the miraculous cures he performed. Departing the monastery your tour will return to the port via the town of Arachova, famous for its handmade woolen carpets. Here you will have some free time to browse the picturesque streets and shops.   

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  The monastery is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking
Itea, Mythology of Delphi
In antiquity Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds the ruins of Delphi,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exposed on a rocky slope. For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there is probably no other spot on earth that rivals Delphi. Visit the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where the celebrated oracle Pythia dwelt. Her ambiguous prophecies were known and respected all over the ancient world. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalian spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the oracle. In the Delphi museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. 

Please note: As this tour involves walking around the Archaeological Site and in Delphi, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

price $115
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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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Athens, Greece



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens 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 $999
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.



price $115
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Hotel
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.


price $115
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $549
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $649
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