Star Collector: Irish Cliffs, Scottish Castles & Norwegian Fjords
 
Dun Laoghaire (Dublin) to Copenhagen
Fri Jul 5, 2024 - Tue Jul 23, 2024,
 18 days
 on Star Legend
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The best on land brought to you by the best at sea. Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions. You don't want to just dip a toe in local culture, you want to dive into the deep end, and that's exactly what Windstar shore excursions are designed to do. All of our excursion are created to provide authentic local experience - the kind travelers like you are looking for. And with more than 2,500 excursions to choose from, you can experience your destination in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a history buff, or someone who loves to get to know the faces behind the many places we travel.

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Fri Jul 5
Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
Arrive:
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Dublin is a city of delights and surprises. Stroll across the Ha’Penny Bridge to Trinity College for a glimpse of the Book of Kells. Step inside the 11th century Dublin Castle. Stop by the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery for a taste of Irish history. And embrace the beauty of Dublin Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Sat Jul 6
Isle of Man
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
5 Available
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From the Manx Grand Prix to the 14th century castle at Peel. From Rushen Abbey to the island’s own breed of cats and sheep. The Isle of Man stands on its own. Here you can enjoy one of our most exciting optional excursions – experience the motorcycle course that draws fans from all over the world on our own specially designed 3-seater Trike. And enjoy beautiful scenery of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve while you ride.
5 Shore Excursions Available
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Isle of Man, Concierge Collection: World Famous TT Course by MotorbikeConcierge Collection | Outdoors | Sightseeing
Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$399
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Isle of Man, Cregnaesh & The SoundCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$115
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Isle of Man, Volcanoes & Vikings Walking Tour Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$179
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Isle of Man, Castle Rushen & Vintage Steam Train Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$185
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Isle of Man, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR with Driver guideEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$549
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Sun Jul 7
Portrush
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:8:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
8 Available
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Enjoy this beautiful Northern Ireland resort town, graced by sandy beaches and wonderful tide pools. You may also want to visit Belfast from here, with its superb gardens and architecture. Or arrange a side trip to the famous Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO site. A visit to Mussenden Temple at Downhill Demesne will heighten your appreciation for the builder’s art.
8 Shore Excursions Available
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Portrush, Antrim Coast & CausewayCulture | Essentials Collection | Walking
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$155
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Portrush, Glenarriff Forest Park & Coastal Drive Walking | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Essentials Collection
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$119
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Portrush, Delights of Londonderry Dining | Culture | Walking | Essentials Collection
Duration6.75 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$249
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Portrush, Titanic Belfast & City Dining | Culture | Essentials Collection
Duration7.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$259
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Portrush, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$999
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Portrush, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,099
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Portrush, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,399
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Portrush, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,499
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Mon Jul 8
Tobermory
Arrive:6:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
2 Available
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On the beautiful approach to Tobermory, you’ll be hard-pressed to decide if the cheery buildings along the harbor or the fishing boats in front have the brighter palette. Call it a draw, and an appetizer to the day ahead in this charming port off the beaten path. Go whale watching or watch the shadows play in the cloister of magnificent Iona Abbey. Good thing your yacht is so appealing or you might be tempted to stay.
2 Shore Excursions Available
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Tobermory: Iona Abbey & Scenic Mull Culture | Walking | Boating | Essentials Collection
Duration7.25 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$275
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Tobermory: Mulls Duart Castle with Tea Refreshments | Culture | Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$219
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Tue Jul 9
Portree
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Watch for sea eagles as we approach Skye’s picturesque capital. The rare bird with an 8-foot wingspan was re-introduced here in 1975 and several pairs nest at Portree Bay. The pastel buildings along the waterfront and Cuillin Ridges beyond promise a day of Hebrides-style adventure. Visit stately Dunvegan Castle, or shop for naturally dyed yarns in Skye colors.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Portree, Eilean Donan Castle Culture | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$195
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Portree, Dunvegan Castle & The Cullins Culture | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$199
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Portree, Northern Skye Scenic Drive Culture | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$169
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Portree, Walkers Dream - Old Man of Storr Hiking | Outdoors | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$225
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Wed Jul 10
Kirkwall
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Everything about Orkney is olde, from the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae (the “Scottish Pompeii”) to the peat-distilled whisky at Highland Park to the UNESCO site of the Ring of Brodgar, dating back to 2700 B.C. Even the local brogue hints at times past, accented by the area’s Viking legacy.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Kirkwall, Highland Park Distillery & Orkney ChurchesEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$299
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Kirkwall, Sites of the South Isles with a Taste of Orkney Refreshments | Wine | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3.75 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$245
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Kirkwall, Sea-Faring Stromness Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$175
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Kirkwall, Orkney Treasures Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$165
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Thu Jul 11
Invergordon
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:1:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Here is your entry to Scotland’s spectacular Highlands. In Inverness, listen for the song of the Highlands in the sparkling gurgle of the River Ness as it winds through the town’s center. Look for a glimpse of the elusive Nessie in Loch Ness. And wait for whispers of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the fairytale setting of Cawdor Castle.
Fri Jul 12
Edinburgh
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
2 Available
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From the Firth of Forth, a UNESCO site, to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is steeped in history. Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Botanic Gardens. The UNESCO site of Old Town. The wonders of Edinburgh are never ending. From one of Europe’s best-preserved castles to the world’s longest herbaceous border, a riot of color and culture pervades. In this city as old as Scotland itself, you’ll find the perfect blend of historic tradition and natural beauty.
2 Shore Excursions Available
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Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with Airport TransferEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$235
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Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with Windstar Hotel TransferEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$235
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Sat Jul 13
AT SEA
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Sun Jul 14
Lerwick
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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The Shetland Islands may only have one town, and it’s small, but as you already know, good things come in small packages. There are seabird colonies and sea mammals galore, along with a windswept beauty that’s refreshing in its simplicity. History buffs can investigate 400-year-old castles or Iron Age ruins. Or meet the tiny ponies that share the islands’ name.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Lerwick, Scalloway, Ponies & JewelryEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$139
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Lerwick, Jarlshof & Southern ShoresEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4.25 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$155
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Lerwick, Concierge Collection, Champion Sheepdogs and Traditional Croft ExperienceConcierge Collection | Dining | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$275
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Lerwick, Concierge Collection, Shetland ponies up closeConcierge Collection | Culture | Sightseeing
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$235
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Mon Jul 15
Bergen
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Colorful Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic quay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is so delightful you may find it difficult to explore further. But do. Watch the Huldras (forest nymphs) dance at Kjosfossen Waterfall, wander the narrow smau between the old buildings climbing the hillside.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Bergen, Concierge Collection: Mountain Trek to Ovre Eide Farm Dining | UNESCO | Walking | Concierge Collection
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$289
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Bergen, Concierge Collection: Best Views of Bergen by Segway UNESCO | Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration2.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$199
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Bergen, Walking Tour Of Hanseatic Bergen & Mt. FloyenEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration2.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$139
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Bergen, Best of Bergen & Mount Ulriken Refreshments | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Mdoerate
$229
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Tue Jul 16
Bergen
Arrive:
Depart:11:00 AM
Watersports Platform: 
Colorful Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic quay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is so delightful you may find it difficult to explore further. But do. Watch the Huldras (forest nymphs) dance at Kjosfossen Waterfall, wander the narrow smau between the old buildings climbing the hillside.
Wed Jul 17
Geiranger
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:1:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
8 Available
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Visit tiny goat villages to sample homemade cheese. Take a RIB boat out on the spectacular Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buy yourself a mango ice cream cone and absorb all the beauty around you.
8 Shore Excursions Available
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Geiranger: Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,575
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Geiranger: Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,889
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Geiranger: Electric Bike Adventure to Flydalsjuvet Biking | Outdoors | Refreshments | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$269
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Geiranger: Nordic Walking Outdoors | Walking | esssentials
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$199
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Geiranger Panorama Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$219
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Geiranger: Concierge Collection: Geirangerfjord Rib Adventure Sightseeing | Boating | Concierge Collection
Duration1.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$259
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Geiranger: Kayak towards Seven Sisters Waterfall Sightseeing | Boating | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$249
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Geiranger: The Unique Fjord Farm DaleCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$339
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Wed Jul 17
Geirangerfjord
Arrive:3:00 PM
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
Cruise up 9-mile-long Geirangerfjord, one of the most famous fjords of Norway.  This UNESCO site has several impressive waterfalls and your ship will cruise by the most famous waterfall of the fjord – the characteristic Seven Sisters Waterfall.
Thu Jul 18
Olden
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:1:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
2 Available
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The pleasant small village of Olden is located at the inner end of the 66-mile long Nordfjord, the sixth longest fjord in Norway.   Long known for tourism and industry, it is now also famous for contemporary design.  With fewer than 500 inhabitants Olden is an ideal destination for people who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, and is the gateway to Jostedal, the largest glacier on the European mainland. If you can, find a bottle of Olden Mineral Water, as close as you will get to a glacier on tap.
2 Shore Excursions Available
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Olden, Briksdal Glacier by Troll CarsEssentials Collection | Outdoors | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$299
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Olden, Kjenndal Glacier Wonders Walking | Dining | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$245
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Fri Jul 19
Flam
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
5 Available
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A tiny town of only 500 residents, yet people have been traveling here from all over since the end of the 19th century. You’ll understand why when you arrive. Take one of the world’s most breathtaking railroad journeys up the mountain to gasp at the fjord below.
5 Shore Excursions Available
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Flam, Half Day Private Car & Guide Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,899
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Flam, Half Day Private Van & Guide Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$2,999
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Flam, Panoramic Drive the Viking & Unesco Heritage Villages Refreshments | Culture | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Duration4.25 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$299
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Flam, The Spectacular Flam Railway Refreshments | Sightseeing
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$275
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Flam, Naeroy Fjord Rib Adventure Outdoors | Wildlife | UNESCO | Boating | Essentials Collection
Duration2.75 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$289
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Fri Jul 19
Flam
Arrive:
Depart:2:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
5 Available
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A tiny town of only 500 residents, yet people have been traveling here from all over since the end of the 19th century. You’ll understand why when you arrive. Take one of the world’s most breathtaking railroad journeys up the mountain to gasp at the fjord below.
5 Shore Excursions Available
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Flam, Half Day Private Car & Guide Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,899
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Flam, Half Day Private Van & Guide Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$2,999
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Flam, Panoramic Drive the Viking & Unesco Heritage Villages Refreshments | Culture | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Duration4.25 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$299
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Flam, The Spectacular Flam Railway Refreshments | Sightseeing
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$275
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Flam, Naeroy Fjord Rib Adventure Outdoors | Wildlife | UNESCO | Boating | Essentials Collection
Duration2.75 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$289
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Sat Jul 20
Stavanger
Arrive:11:30 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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Here’s a day for exploration. Your ship will dock in the very city center near the oldest part of town. A short stroll will take you to Stavanger Cathedral, the best preserved medieval cathedral in Norway, the city center and cobblestone pedestrian streets. Just an hour’s boat trip away is the 2,000-foot-high Pulpit Rock with its magnificent views of the lovely Lysefjord.
6 Shore Excursions Available
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Stavanger, Concierge Collection: At Home in StavangerConcierge Collection | Culture | Refreshments
Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$299
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Stavanger, Concierge Collection: Helicopter AdventureConcierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration1.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$599
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Stavanger, Concierge Collection: Lysefjord Rib Boat Safari Wildlife | Sightseeing | Boating | Concierge Collection
Duration2.25 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$319
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Stavanger, Utstein Monastery & Old StavangerCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$269
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Stavanger, Cruise to Pulpit Rock Refreshments | Sightseeing | Beach | Boating | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$349
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Stavanger, Concierge Collection, Taste of StavangerConcierge Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$239
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Sun Jul 21
Kristiansand
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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Until recently, this beautiful hamlet was Norway’s secret, keeping its picturesque white-painted houses and sheltered coves tucked away and quietly hidden. It is best discovered by small ship, giving you access to the town with its lush green forests and majestic inlets. 
 
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Kristiansand by Foot Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$69
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Kristiansand, South Cape of NorwayEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$299
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Kristiansand, Ny Hellesund Coastal Fort by RibConcierge Collection | Culture | Sightseeing
Duration2.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$289
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Kristiansand, Concierge Collection: Culinary Delights of NorwayConcierge Collection | Refreshments | Walking
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$189
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Kristiansand, A Norwegian Forest HikeEssentials Collection | Hiking | Outdoors | Sightseeing
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$249
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Kristiansand, Kristiansand Guided Segway Tour Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$245
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Kristiansand, The Jewel of SorlandetBoating | Culture | Essentials Collection | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$409
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Mon Jul 22
Aalborg, Denmark
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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Aalborg is found in the Jutland region of Denmark on the shores of Limfjord. This university city is full of Viking history, 21st century architecture and a quaint medieval center. This is a small port that only allows one cruise ship at a time. Visit Skanse Park with its stunning view of the city and the fjord. Grab a drink at Jomfru Ane Gade, a charming street packed with locals frequenting the bars and restaurants there.
6 Shore Excursions Available
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A Beer Lover's Walk Through AalborgEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$179
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Aalborg, Fjord BikingBiking | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$179
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Aalborg, Meet the Thrysoe FamilyCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking | Wine
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$199
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Aalborg, During the War and ResistanceEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$119
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Back to the VikingsEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking
Duration4.75 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$179
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Voergaard Manor & Borglum AbbeyEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$289
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Tue Jul 23
Copenhagen
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
2 Available
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This historic city of palaces, canals, and copper spires casts a sense of enchantment upon all who walk its cobbled streets. Little wonder that Copenhagen’s favorite son, Hans Christian Andersen, was inspired to write some of the world’s most beloved fairy tales here. Stroll the 17th century Nyhavn waterfront where Andersen once lived, complete with colorful row houses and historic tall ships. Enjoy world-class shopping on Strøget, the world's longest pedestrian street. Or find your amusement at world-famous Tivoli Gardens where tree-lined pathways lead to theaters, open air stages, restaurants, cafes, and over 80 attractions.
2 Shore Excursions Available
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Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with airport transfer Culture | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration2.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$129
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Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with hotel transfer Culture | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration1.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$129
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