HIDDEN HARBORS OF THE CÔTE D’AZUR

From $ 2,999 pp
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Hidden Harbors of the Côte d’Azur

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From $ 2,999 pp

Antibes, France



5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Antibes, Cannes & Grasse
Drive to glamorous Cannes and explore the city on foot. You will have the choice whether you wish to follow your guide for a tour through the old part of town or enjoy all the time allocated in Cannes for exploring on your own. You can take advantage of the numerous shopping options, sit and relax in one of the cafés along the elegant Croisette, take a glance at the stars’ hand prints in front of the Cannes Film Festival Palace or just walk underneath  the palm trees along the seaside. At a pre-arranged time and place meet with your guide and take a pleasant ride up to the town of Grasse – world-famous as the city of perfumes!! Here you will visit the perfume production of Fragonard. During the guided tour, you will learn about the many different fragrances and how they are elaborated to become the perfect scent, find out what the expression “nose” means in the perfume industry and finally also have the chance as well to visit the Boutique Fragonard and maybe find something special to take to your family and friends back home.

Please note:   Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency.


price $89
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Antibes, Golden Corniches & Cannes
This mainly panoramic tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy the stunning coastal views provided along the famous Golden Corniche, or Esterel cliff road, which is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the French Riviera.  You will take the highway for a 75-minute drive to St Raphael.  Along the way your guide will introduce you to the area of the Cote d’Azur and its numerous attractions. You will have 45 minutes at the seaside resort of St. Raphael, to stretch your legs and maybe have a coffee in one of the numerous cafés along the old port. From here you will start an absolutely breathtaking drive along the so called “Golden Corniche” in the direction of Cannes. The cliff road will run close to the sea in some places and passes by lovely villa gardens set with palms and orange trees. The Esterel has a stunning beauty and is made up of volcanic rocks, which at Agay, are blue in color while elsewhere, are green, yellow, purple and grey. The fiery colors of the rocks make for a striking contrast against the cobalt blue of the sea.  When you arrive at Cannes, you will have free-time at leisure to enjoy lunch or do some shopping in this exclusive destinations where all  the most famous brands are to be found along La Croisette. More accessible stores of all kinds can be found on the Rue d’Antibes, running parallel to the Promenade. Catch a glimpse at the hand prints of the stars in front of the Palace of the Cannes Film Festival before re-joining your coach for another panoramic drive back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring  water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency.

price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Antibes, Walking Tour & Picasso Museum
Discover the masterpieces of Picasso, the picturesque old town of Antibes and enjoy some free time at leisure. Starting on foot from the pier, you will pass along one of the biggest yacht harbors in Europe, known as Port Vauban, where many mega yachts are berthed. Antibes was founded by the Greek merchants in the 5th century and is one of the oldest cities in France. The historic part of the city is a maze of small, flower-bedecked streets with Roman and medieval sections. Its 16th century ramparts overlook the Mediterranean Sea and still protect it. You will visit the Old Town including the not to be missed Provencal market, which is the heart of Antibes. This is a sensory experience and a festival of fragrances and colors presenting fruits and vegetables, cheese of olives, fish or flowers.  You will reach the famous Picasso Museum, located in the former Grimaldi Castle. Be impressed by his artworks and discover more about his life in Provence.  Then you will have free time at leisure before returning to the port or you can  stay in town for further exploration.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency.

price $69
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Le Lavandou, France



3 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing
Le Lavandou, Villages of Bormes Les Mimosas
Board your air-conditioned motor coach for the 30-minute drive to Bormes les Mimosas.Travel through the Massif des Maures along a road whose hairpin bends challenge gravity. The breathtaking views at every turn of the indented coastline will compete relentlessly for your attention. The landscape here is covered with beautiful mimosa, palm, and gum trees. You will discover, in the heart of the Maure Forest, the charming village of Bormes Les Mimosas - an authentic medieval Provençal village renowned as one of the most attractive and flower-filled towns in all of France. Bormes les Mimosas perches on a hill at the entrance to the Dom Forest. A winning combination of benign climate, fabulous panoramas and flowery charm has attracted many artists, painters, sculptors and craftspeople to the village. Some of the streets are so steep they are referred to as rompi-cou, or neck-breakers. Join your guide on a 60-minute walking tour through the narrow bougainvillea-bedecked streets, followed by an hour for shopping or relaxing at a café before returning to the pier.   

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

walking
Le Lavandou, Wine Tasting at the Domaine De LAurmerade
From the pier at Le Lavandou, enjoy a  60-minute panoramic drive through the foothills of the Maures Mountains en route to Château de l'Aumerade. In 1955, along with 17 other top estates in the region, the Château was designated as a cru classé (superior growth) estate. After an introduction to the history of the region, you will head out into the vineyard to discover the area’s fine varietals, led by an expert enologist. Next, you’ll visit the barrel room to learn more about the different vintages of the domain and the secrets of the Provençale method. You’ll see the storehouse before indulging in a tasting of three Côtes de Provence wines accompanied by samples of local delicacies. Spend some time at leisure strolling in the beautiful garden beneath century-old plane trees or admiring the owner's personal collection of more than 1,800 santons de Provence—small, hand-painted terracotta figurines. At the conclusion of your tour, relax on the scenic drive back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency.

price $99
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Marseille, France



4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing

concierge
Marseille, Concierge Collection: Traditions of Marseille
You will depart from the pier by motor coach for an exploration of Marseilles. Travel along the J.F. Kennedy Corniche following the coast with lovely views of the offshore islands and surrounding mountains.  Your first stop will be Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, located at the highest point of the city. The 170-step climb to the interior is well worth the effort.  If you choose not to climb the stairs you will still be rewarded with an impressive view over Marseille.  From the Basilica descend into the city for a visit to the oldest bakery in Marseille, renowned for its “navettes,” cookies made with orange blossoms that have been baked to perfection for over three centuries. You will then visit Santons de Provence Workshop and Museum, where you will see a demonstration of how the clay figurines known as santons are made. You then have the option of walking back to your ship with your guide or staying on and returning on your own.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible and there is a 120-step climb at Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate

wine

sightseeing
Marseille, Flavors of Castellet
A drive through the ravishing Provence region is a wonderful prelude to your arrival in Le Castellet, a traditional Provencal village nestled in the wooded hills overlooking fertile vineyards. This remarkable stronghold of a city, formerly owned by the Lords of Les Baux, boasts well-preserved ramparts, a carefully restored church and a castle dating back to the 11th century. Entering the village by two fortified gates, you will enjoy an informative walking tour and see St. Sauveur Church, with its lovely windows before taking in the view inland towards Ste Baume, and Paul Ricard Circuit.  You will have free time to explore the arts and crafts shops which are known for painting, pottery and exquisite metal tableware.  You will head to one of Provence’s famous vineyards, Domaine de Souvious to taste some delicious local red, white, and rose wines.

Please note: Castellet is a hilltop village with cobblestones and inclined streets.


price $129
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Marseille, 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. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles).

price $2299
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Marseille, 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. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles).

price $2399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Marseille, 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. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles).

price $1349
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Marseille, 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. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles).


price $1599
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Sanary-sur-Mer, France



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, 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. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 


price $1799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, 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. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 

price $1999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, 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. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 

price $1049
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, 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. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 

price $1199
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking
Sanary Sur Mer, Cassis
Drive to Cassis via the coastal road where you will find a delightful landscape of limestone cliffs. On arrival in Cassis, board a tourist train or a shuttle bus for the ride to the village. View the town’s old 17th and 18th century houses on a narrated tram ride.  The quaint village lies in an attractive setting at the end of a bay where the valley comes down to the sea. It is a popular summer resort and a hub for summer boat trips along the river Calanques – the Mediterranean equivalent of fjords and lochs. The village is known for the quality of its fish and other seafood; the sea urchins accompanied by Cassis white wine are a local delicacy. You will enjoy some free time during your visit in Cassis to do some shopping – arts and crafts merchants, boutiques and cafés fill the quays around the port of the village. Return to the ship along the motorway. 

Please note: This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. Comfortable shoes are recommended. 


price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Castellet & Tasting
Begin this excursion with a scenic drive to Le Castellet - a typical Provençal hilltop village above the vineyards. This remarkable stronghold boasts well-preserved ramparts, a carefully restored 12th century church, and a castle dating back to the 11th century. Entering by the two fortified gates, called le portail and le portalet, you will start your visit with a guided walking tour around the narrow streets up to the castle which is now home to the town hall. Time at leisure will allow you to explore the arts and craft workshops - painting, pottery, and hollowware, before re-joining the motor coach for a drive to Domaine de Souviou. Upon arrival, the owner will invite you on a short walk, to get a glimpse of this 70-hectares property, planted with 100-year-old olive trees and rows of vines, cypress trees, and lavender and will offer you 3 house wines and 2 house olive oils to taste. Then, your motor coach will drive you back to your ship.

Please note:  According to European law, guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to drink alcohol.   


price $99
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Barcelona, Spain



4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Barcelona, 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 $699
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3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Barcelona Highlights Tour & Transfer to Airport
Setting out from the port by coach, you will find it easy to relax and enjoy this driving tour of Spain’s most fascinating city, Barcelona, a lovely Mediterranean stronghold of architectural interest. Your guide will point out all the highlights as the coach drives up Via Laietana en route to the Cathedral de la Santa Creu I Santa Eulalia. A guided tour within the 13th century cathedral, will give you the opportunity to admire the hall church interior, suitably impressive with a raised altar and the beautiful Chapel of Santa Lucía.  You will drive along one of Barcelona’s most famous streets, the Passeig de Gracia, lined with different Modernist buildings, many of which were designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. Watch for Casa Batlló, an iconic Barcelona landmark and Casa Mila. You will drive by one of Gaudí’s masterpieces – the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Church. This is a site not to be missed. Though construction was started in 1882 it is still unfinished. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most-visited building in Barcelona, and immediately identifies the city around the world. From here you’ll head up to the El Mirador Alcalde garden with the most exceptional views of Barcelona and its impressive harbor.

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. The Cathedral is closed to tours on Sundays. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the Cathedral.

price $79
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3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Barcelona Highlights Tour & Transfer to Hotel
Setting out from the port by coach, you will find it easy to relax and enjoy this driving tour of Spain’s most fascinating city, Barcelona, a lovely Mediterranean stronghold of architectural interest. Your guide will point out all the highlights as the coach drives up Via Laietana en route to the Cathedral de la Santa Creu I Santa Eulalia. A guided tour within the 13th century cathedral, will give you the opportunity to admire the hall church interior, suitably impressive with a raised altar and the beautiful Chapel of Santa Lucía.  You will drive along one of Barcelona’s most famous streets, the Passeig de Gracia, lined with different Modernist buildings, many of which were designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. Watch for Casa Batlló, an iconic Barcelona landmark and Casa Mila. Your next stop will be at one of Gaudí’s masterpieces – the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Church. This is a site not to be missed. Though construction was started in 1882 it is still unfinished. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most-visited building in Barcelona, and immediately identifies the city around the world. From here you’ll head up to the El Mirador Alcalde garden with the most exceptional views of Barcelona and its impressive harbor.

Please note: This tour will end at your Windstar hotel. This tour is available only to guests staying overnight in Barcelona. The Cathedral is closed to tours on Sundays. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the Cathedral.

price $79
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4 HRS

Strenuous

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Barcelona Montserrat with Transfer to Airport
Your tour departs from the port for the 1-hour drive to reach Montserrat, a peculiar rocky mountain range which is the site of the monastery where people come to worship “La Moreneta,” the black Madonna who is the patron-virgin of Catalonia.  The Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat was founded in the 11th century and is located in a natural park 37 miles west of Barcelona. Besides visiting the Benedictine Abbey Monastery, you will admire also the Patron of Catalonia, Saint Mary of Montserrat that is worshiped at the shrine in the Monastery. The Benedictine community, now numbering some 80 monks, has served the shrine for almost 1,000 years. They are dedicated to a life of prayer, to working and to welcoming pilgrims, making the site a place for dialogue, prayer and culture. In addition to the monks, the escolans also live in Montserrat. They form the oldest boys choir in Europe ( and might be available during the visit). You will be given a tour of the monastery, and have some free time before taking the coach to the airport.

Please note:  Comfortable shoes, water, a light jacket and a hat are recommended. There are downhill and uneven paths, plus cobblestones to walk over. There may be long lines to view the Black Virgin up close.  This excursion may operate in reverse. Access to the Basilica might be denied if mass is taking place. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter monastery.  This tour will end at the airport and is available only to guests whose flights leave at 3:00 p.m. or later.


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Barcelona, 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 $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Barcelona, 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 $799
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4 HRS

Strenuous

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Barcelona Montserrat with Transfer to Hotel
Your tour departs from the port to reach Montserrat, a peculiar rocky mountain range which is the site of the monastery where people come to worship “La Moreneta,” the black Madonna who is the patron-virgin of Catalonia.  The Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat was founded in the 11th century and is located in a natural park 37 miles west of Barcelona. Besides visiting the Benedictine Abbey Monastery, you will admire also the Patron of Catalonia, Saint Mary of Montserrat that is worshiped at the shrine in the Monastery. The Benedictine community, now numbering some 80 monks, has served the shrine for almost 1,000 years. They are dedicated to a life of prayer, to working and to welcoming pilgrims, making the site a place for dialogue, prayer and culture. In addition to the monks, the escolans also live in Montserrat. They form the oldest boys choir in Europe ( and might be available during the visit). You will be given a tour of the monastery, and have some free time before taking the coach back to the hotel.

Please note:  Comfortable shoes, water, a light jacket and a hat are recommended. There are downhill and uneven paths, plus cobblestones to walk over. There may be long lines to view the Black Virgin up close.  This excursion may operate in reverse. Access to the Basilica might be denied if mass is taking place. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter monastery.  This tour will end at your Windstar hotel. This tour is available only to guests  staying overnight in Barcelona. 

price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Barcelona, 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 $1499
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