Star Collector: Northwest Europe in Sips & Bites
 
Edinburgh to Lisbon
Thu Aug 22, 2024 - Mon Sep 9, 2024,
 18 days
 on Star Legend
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ITINERARY AND SHORE EXCURSIONS

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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Thu Aug 22
Edinburgh
Arrive:
Depart:6:00 PM
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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.
Fri Aug 23
AT SEA
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Sat Aug 24
Invergordon
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:9:00 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.
Sun Aug 25
Kirkwall
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:5:00 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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Mon Aug 26
Ullapool
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
3 Available
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The scenic fishing town of Ullapool is nestled on the shores of Loch Broom and is the gateway to the Northern Highlands. The North Atlantic Drift passes by here bringing moderate temperatures. Described as an outdoor paradise, Ullapool was voted one of the UK’s top 10 outdoor destinations. It offers a delightful choice of varied walks and footpaths. Nearby is the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, home to pine martens, wildcats, and golden eagles and one of the most photographed hills in the area, Stac Pollaidh, with its unique shape.
3 Shore Excursions Available
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Ullapool, Exclusive Access to Castle LeodCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$385
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Ullapool, Knocking Crag - Heart of the Geopark Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$165
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Ullapool, Scenic Assynt Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$159
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Tue Aug 27
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
$249
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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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Wed Aug 28
Portrush
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 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
$145
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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
$239
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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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Thu Aug 29
Isle of Man
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:5:00 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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Fri Aug 30
Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
5 Available
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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.
5 Shore Excursions Available
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Dublin, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$899
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Dublin, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$999
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Dublin, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,199
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Dublin, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,299
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Dublin, A Taste Of Dublin & Guinness with Transfer to Windstar Hotel Sightseeing | Refreshments | Essentials Collection
Duration3.25 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$129
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Sat Aug 31
AT SEA
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Sun Sep 1
St-Malo
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Once notorious as the home of pirates, St.-Malo today is better known for the UNESCO site monastery and town of Mont St. Michel and the famous oysters of nearby Cancale. Walk the city’s ramparts, or pass the time at a seaside boulangerie sampling a fresh and buttery croissant. 
Mon Sep 2
AT SEA
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Tue Sep 3
Lorient
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
5 Available
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A unique feature in this seaport steeped in maritime history is that only one cruise ship a day can come here so a visit to this town is exclusive. Visit the Church of Our Lady of Victory, a UNESCO site with a bell tower made of concrete. Also find the Tour de la Decouverte and climb the 216 steps to a panoramic view of the port and sea.
5 Shore Excursions Available
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Lorient, Hiking QuiberonEssentials Collection | Hiking | Outdoors | Sightseeing
Duration4.75 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$139
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Lorient, Mysterious Megaliths of BrittanyEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$165
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Lorient, Pont Aven & Oyster FarmEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration4.75 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$139
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Lorient, Tea Time at Josselin’s CastleEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$175
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Lorient, Lorient & World War IIEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$155
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Wed Sep 4
Bordeaux
Arrive:9:30 AM
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
10 Available
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Bordeaux has long been known as La Belle au Bois Dormant, Sleeping Beauty.  And while the beauty part is undeniable, the sleeping part could be argued. Sure, the region is filled with treasures from long ago, including more than 350 historic monuments and buildings in the city alone. But the capital of Aquitaine is also home to a vibrant culture and, as oenophiles well know, is the gateway to some of France’s most famous vineyards. In this UNESCO World Heritage city, 13th century cathedrals and 18th century palaces are commonplace. Venture beyond the city’s borders to the chateaux of the Médoc region or to Saint-Émilion, a breathtaking medieval village set among the vineyards that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
10 Shore Excursions Available
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Bordeaux, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & GuideConcierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$925
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Bordeaux, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & GuideConcierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,049
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Bordeaux, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & GuideConcierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,399
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Bordeaux, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & GuideConcierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,599
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Bordeaux - Digital Art CenterEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$105
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Bordeaux, Medoc Vineyards Sightseeing | Wine | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$135
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Bordeaux, Panoramic Bordeaux & Its Wine Museum La Cite Du VinCulture | Essentials Collection | Wine
Duration3.25 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$125
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Bordeaux, St. Emilion Vineyards & Villiage with Underground Monuments Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$135
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Bordeaux, The Essential Experience: UNESCO Bordeaux & A Taste of its Wine Chateaux Wine | Culture | UNESCO | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$109
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Bordeaux, UNESCO Classified Bordeaux Panoramic & Walking TourEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration2.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$109
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Thu Sep 5
Bordeaux
Arrive:
Depart:7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Bordeaux has long been known as La Belle au Bois Dormant, Sleeping Beauty.  And while the beauty part is undeniable, the sleeping part could be argued. Sure, the region is filled with treasures from long ago, including more than 350 historic monuments and buildings in the city alone. But the capital of Aquitaine is also home to a vibrant culture and, as oenophiles well know, is the gateway to some of France’s most famous vineyards. In this UNESCO World Heritage city, 13th century cathedrals and 18th century palaces are commonplace. Venture beyond the city’s borders to the chateaux of the Médoc region or to Saint-Émilion, a breathtaking medieval village set among the vineyards that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fri Sep 6
AT SEA
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Sat Sep 7
El Ferrol
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
5 Available
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After entering the estuary mouth, pass through a narrow canal where the twin castles of San Felipe and La Palma welcome you to what was the main base for the Spanish Navy in the 17th century. Spend a pleasant day rumbling around the old Magdalena neighborhood, or make your own pilgrimage to the nearby UNESCO site of Santiago de Compostela or head to Lugo to see the Roman Walls – another UNESCO site.
5 Shore Excursions Available
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El Ferrol, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,359
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El Ferrol, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide Sightseeing | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,675
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El Ferrol & Betanzos Culture | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$125
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El Ferrol, A Coruña & Tapas Sightseeing | Wine | Refreshments | Walking | Essentials Collection
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$199
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El Ferrol, Galician Ceramics & BetanzosCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$109
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Sun Sep 8
Porto
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Built into the granite cliffs at the mouth of the Rio Douro, the hilly city of Porto presents a heady juxtaposition of eras and styles. Here, medieval alleyways, orderly neighborhood squares, and ornate Baroque churches readily intermingle. Porto’s historic heart is a UNESCO site of winding lanes, zigzagging staircases and tiled churches. The highlight, though, is a taste of port wine at its best – a happy accident dating from the 17th century when brandy was discovered to preserve wine for transit. After your choice of palate-pleasing shore excursions, return for an onboard fado folk music performance.
Mon Sep 9
Lisbon
Arrive:8:00 AM
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6 Available
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The rhythm of Lisbon invites you to join its captivating dance. This splendid capital city on the banks of the Rio Teja offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks. Turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills. Find the UNESCO sites of the Tower of Belem and the Monastery of the Hieronymites. And, everywhere, the city engages you with its easy style and remarkable charm.
6 Shore Excursions Available
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Lisbon, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$565
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Lisbon, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$675
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Lisbon, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$899
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Lisbon, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$999
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Lisbon, Majestic Sintras & Cascais With Transfer to Windstar Hotel *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$125
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Lisbon, Highlights with Transfer to Airport *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration2.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$109
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