BEST OF EUROPE'S WEST COAST

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Best of Europe's West Coast

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Dublin, Ireland



4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Dublin A Taste of Dublin & Guiness with Hotel Transfer
Your tour today will leave from the harbor town of Dún Laoghaire. Your panoramic drive of the city will take you past Merrion Square  and Fitzwilliam Square to see the famous “Doorways of Dublin.” Then, it’s on past the National Gallery of Ireland, and St Stephen’s Green, the Old Parliament House and Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest college. See Dublin Castle, City Hall and Christchurch Cathedral. You will visit the Guinness Storehouse, which is located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin.You will discover what goes into making a pint of the “blackstuff” – the ingredients, the processes, the effort. It is a dramatic story that began over 250 years ago. Your tour will end in Gravity, the sky bar, with astonishing views of Dublin.  You’ll “meet” Arthur Guinness and find out how the drink that carries his name has traveled around the world. You will also have the opportunity to spend some time in the Advertising Gallery with a display of all Guinness advertising material past and present.  At the end of the tour, discover how important it is to pull the perfect pint - the way to hold the glass, the speed the beer enters the glass, the time for the pint to settle and the final touch that gives the pint a creamy head.   Now sit back, relax and enjoy the Guinness and the view. You will have time to shop in the Guinness Store where you will find the world’s greatest selection of Guinness fashions and memorabilia before re-boarding your bus for the hotel.  Along the way you will pass the Four Courts,the wide boulevard of O’Connell Street and the Custom House.

Please note:  Entry to the brewery itself is not permitted. 


price $129
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Dublin Hightlights with Transfer to Airport
Your tour today will leave from the harbor town of Dún Laoghaire and travel by motor coach to Dublin where you will enjoy a panoramic drive showing you some of the highlights of this delightful city.  You will ride past the Georgian squares of Merrion and Fitzwilliam to see the famous “Doorways of Dublin.”  Then, it’s on past the National Gallery of Ireland, Government Buildings, and St Stephen’s Green. You will also see The Old Parliament House which is now home to the Bank of Ireland and across the road, Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest college, founded in 1592. Your tour of the city will continue past Dublin Castle, City Hall, and Christchurch Cathedral en route to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Founded in 1190, St. Patrick’s is perhaps best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was Dean there from 1713 to 1745. You will stop to visit the cathedral and see the pulpit where he preached. On the north side of Dublin’s River Liffey, you will continue past the Four Courts, Ireland’s courts of justice on to the wide boulevard of O’Connell Street where you will pass the General Post Office, scene of the 1916 rising and birthplace of the Irish nation. Your tour will conclude at the airport.

Please note:  Guests with physical difficulties must be accompanied as the tour guide cannot undertake responsibility for them.

price $129
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Waterford, Ireland



8 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Waterford, A Day in Medieval Kilkenny
Today’s tour will bring you to Kilkenny, medieval capital of Ireland. This city is characterized by many beautifully restored buildings, the most splendid being Kilkenny Castle, stronghold of the Butler Family until this century. A guided visit will introduce you to the castle, its splendid antiquities and the stories its historic walls contain. The 13th century cathedral of St. Canice is the second longest cathedral in Ireland. The cathedral has been carefully restored over the years with the dedication of various bishops and the Deans of Ossory. A traditional Irish lunch will follow in Langton’s Pub – one of the city’s famous hostelries. This pub has won “Pub of the Year” on many occasions. There will be free time to visit the 18th century buildings opposite the castle, which have now been converted, into an imaginative enterprise called the Kilkenny Design Centre, where local artists produce high quality crafts. Rejoin your driver and guide for your return journey to Waterford, which will take you through some of Kilkenny and Waterford’s lush green countryside. A photo stop will be made in the quaint little Irish village of Inistioge, lying in a pretty part of the Nore Valley. Inistioge has been the location for numerous films including “Widow’s Peak” and “Circle of Friends.” Arrive back at the pier and your awaiting yacht.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  This tour is not recommended for those who are physically challenged or have limited mobility. There are 45 steps up to the Castle. 


price $229
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5 HRS

Strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Waterford, A Walk Through Waterford City - The Viking Capital
Welcome to Waterford, the capital of  sunny southeast Ireland and Ireland's oldest city. Waterford City was founded by Viking traders in 914 and it has an exciting medieval flavor and riverside bustle.  You will discover Waterford City on foot. Your energetic actor guide will introduce you to the streets and buildings, through 1,100 years of Waterford's history from the Vikings to the Victorians. You will visit (external and internal)  6 national monuments dating back to 1190 through to 1783. You will pass Reginald’s Tower where until about 1700 the tower was the strongpoint of the medieval defensive walls that enclosed the city. Continue past Greyfriars Medieval Franciscan friary on to the Medieval Museum. You will see the eye-catching giant sculpture on the gable, inspired by a tiny 13th  century belt mount found in Waterford.  It is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum.  A short visit will be made inside this modern structure where you can witness a demonstration of how coins dating back to Anglo Normans were made. Souvenir coins will be provided for each guest.  Continue your walk to the Bishop’s Palace that charts the history of Waterford from 1700 to 1970 and gives a wonderful insight into the history of what up until the 1750s was Ireland’s second city and contains many items of national and international significance, including the only surviving Bonaparte “mourning cross,” which was one of 12 produced upon Napoleon Bonaparte’s death in 1821. It also contains the Penrose decanter, the oldest surviving piece of Waterford Crystal, which dates back to 1789. Take some free time to explore the city or perhaps revisit some of the monuments that you passed on your journey.

Please note: Guests have the option to remain in the City after their tour. Access to the Medieval Museum and Bishops Palace is accessible after the tour if guests would like to revisit independently (included in the rate). Wear warm, waterproof, comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

price $129
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4 HRS

Easy

dining

culture

sightseeing
Waterford, Coastal & Countryside Drive with a stop at an Irish Pub
Board a comfortable motor coach and set off along County Waterford's Atlantic coast to Tramore. This seaside resort of Victorian vintage, whose name means "large beach" in Gaelic, boasts delightful terraced houses overlooking a broad bay. It is one of Ireland's most popular resorts and has flourished since the 1850s when it was linked to Waterford by rail. Continuing west of Tramore, you'll follow the cliff road along a more rugged coastline, through the colorful and charming villages of Fenor and  Annestown. This area is known as the "copper coast" since copper mining was once a thriving activity near Bunmahon. Here, your route turns toward the Comeragh Mountains, the backbone of Waterford County. The terrain now changes to fertile farmland and you will be invited into a country pub for a cool beverage and some traditional Irish entertainment. Following this delightful time you will be returned to Dunmore East and your ship. 

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. 


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Waterford, The Crystal City & Waterford
Departing the ship, your tour will begin with a 30-minute panoramic drive through Waterford - Ireland's oldest tourist destination. Waterford was originally settled by a Celtic tribe called the Deisi, and is still widely referred to as The Decies. The first real tourists were the Vikings, who came in 852 A.D. and stayed until the Anglo-Normans asked them to leave three centuries later. In fact, the city's English name comes from the Norse word Vadrefjord. Nowadays, Waterford is well known as the Crystal City. You will stop at the recently constructed House of Waterford Crystal. Since the closure of the original factory in 2009, only a limited production of crystal can be found in Waterford. The new showrooms and exhibition area will take you through a reconstruction of the production process and the finished product on display for you to browse through. A momento will be presented for you to take home with you. From there, continue your journey eastwards out of Waterford City. Located directly on the picturesque Suir Estuary, Faithlegg Village will be your next stop where you will enjoy a delicious Irish coffee at a local hotel. Afterwards, re-join your motor coach and return to the ship.

Please note:  Wear warm comfortable clothing and flat shoes.  Bring your camera and sunscreen.

price $269
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Isles of Scilly, England



2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Scilly Isles, Delightful St. Marys Island
The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of five inhabited islands and other small rocky islets off Lands End - the most southwesterly point of the British Isles. With a total population of just over 2,000, an exceptionally mild climate, and countless golden sandy beaches, Scilly is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility loved by visitors and locals alike. You will be met this morning by your local guides  and given an introductory talk about the history of the isles. You will then venture off to enjoy a scenic tour of St. Mary’s. Tour the town, harbor area, white sandy beaches, and flower-strewn footpaths around St. Mary’s, meet with artists, and see ancient sites. On arrival at the Star Castle you will enjoy morning coffee in the 16th century Castle Dungeon Bar, after which you continue your idyllic walk around St. Mary’s before returning to your yacht.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $69
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Scilly Isles, Exotic Tresco Gardens
Tender ashore to the island of Tresco where you will be met by your guide today. Tresco is best known for its Abbey Gardens, laid out by the remarkable Augustus Smith – a wealthy merchant banker who purchased the islands from the Duchy of Cornwall in the mid-1830s. Work on the gardens commenced in 1834 on the site of the old Benedictine Abbey. By building tall wind-breaks, Smith channeled the weather up and over the network of walled enclosures he built around the Priory ruins. He also carved the three terraces from the rocky, south-facing slope looking towards St. Mary’s. Tresco, shrugging off salt spray and Atlantic gales is host to 20,000 exotic plants, many of which would stand no chance on the Cornish mainland, less than 30 miles away. Yet even at the winter equinox more than 300 plants will be in flower. All in all, the garden is home to glorious species from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa.  

Please note:  Access is not a problem, the gardens are terraced but most have slopes that can be negotiated by  a wheelchair although there are some steps. We request that wheelchair guests are accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility for them during the tour. Comfortable sturdy footwear is recommended. If guests struggle to walk a distance there is a complimentary small shuttle bus from the pier to the gardens. 

price $59
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Brest, France



7.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing
Brest, Concarneau & Pont Aven
Discover Concarneau, one of the largest fishing ports in France, as well as Pont-Aven, one of the most romantic cities in Brittany.  You will first travel to Concarneau where you will have the opportunity to view its most notable feature, the well-preserved 14th century "ville close" (walled city), built on a small island in the center of the harbor. Though small, this fortification was the cradle of Concarneau's early history and was recognized in the writings of French author Gustave Flaubert. During your visit, you will see for yourself why this medieval walled town is one of the most photographed in Brittany. You will then make your way via picturesque countryside roads to the charming village of Pont  Aven, which is situated on the estuary of the River Aven. Upon arrival, your guide will lead you on a scenic walking tour along the river to the heart of the city. Learn about the colony of painters, led by Paul Gauguin, who made the town famous by the end of the 19th century and formed the school of painting called "L'Ecole de Pont-Aven."  Your 3-course lunch will be served in a local restaurant before having some free time to discover Pont Aven on your own.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 



price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Brest, Full Day Private Car with 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 $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Brest, Full Day Private Van with 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 $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Brest, Half Day Private CAR with 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 $1399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Brest, Half Day Private VAN with 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 $1499
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5 HRS

Moderate

wine

walking

sightseeing
Brest, Historic Quimper & Cider Tasting
Setting out from the pier, journey for approximately 1 hour by air-conditioned motor coach to Quimper; the ancient capital of Cornouaille. You will first be taken to a traditional cider brewery. You will visit this genuine factory and be given the opportunity to sample some of its products.  Your guided walking tour will then begin with an exploration of the twin spires of St. Corenthin’s Cathedral.  Dominating the skyline of Quimper, the cathedral’s construction began in 1240 and ended in the 15th century.  You will see the vibrant stained-glass windows dating from the 15th-19th centuries. The city itself, once completely walled, has retained the aspects of a fortified town with a covered walkway and watchtower; dating from the 15th and 16th   centuries. Since 1690, Quimper has been famous for its production of faience, elegant hand-painted pottery which often features decorative flowers and animals; framed by blue and yellow borders.  In the pedestrian-only old quarters of the city you will have an hour to discover on your own the timbered houses, creperies and shops full of handicrafts before returning to the yacht by motor coach.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  As Quimper has cobblestone  and uneven walkways this tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.



price $89
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Brest, Parish Closes
You will board your waiting motor coach for the 45-minute ride to  Saint-Thégonnec. Saint-Thégonnec was once one of the Léon’s richest parishes. This close features a large ceremonial arch at the entry, encouraging pilgrimages and pardons. On your guided tour you will see an impressive crucifix and inside the church you will find a spectacular Baroque pulpit, a large number of sculptures and decorations, and an ossuary with a life-size tableau of the Entombment of Christ. You will continue on a 30-minute drive to Guimillau and enjoy its famous cavalry featuring 200 sculptured characters . On your return drive back to Brest you will travel the Elorn Valley to have a glimpse on the lovely Breton country side.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain protection.

price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Brest, Taste & Glance of Brittany
Become familiar with the towns of Brest and Guimiliau, followed by a discovery of the local specialties at Kerveleoc.  You will board your motor coach to begin a sightseeing drive to Guimiliau where you will see the castle, which now houses the Maritime Museum, and the Tanguy Tower, dating from the Middle Ages.  Guimiliau is famous as the reputed birthplace of St Hervé, a 6th century ascetic, who is one of the most popular Breton saints. You will enjoy a guided walking tour of his Parish Close. As the name suggests, a Close is a completely enclosed church yard, usually with a commanding entrance arch. Parish Closes today are used for pardons, and the annual Breton pilgrimage festivals, which can attract thousands of worshipers. You’ll rejoin your coach and continue to the little manor house of Kerveleoc to taste some specialties of Brittany. This typical 17th century Breton manor house has been traditionally restored to its original wonderful atmosphere. You will taste some local paté, pastry and the famous Breton crêpes, served with cider and Chouchen (local liqueur).  On your way back to Brest, you’ll make a photo stop at Landerneau where you will have a nice view of the Rohan's Bridge, built in the 16th century, one of the last inhabited bridges in Europe. 

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Brest, The Sweet Coastline
Board your motor coach for the 30-minute drive from Brest to La Pointe St Mathieu: at the far west of Brittany. Overlooking an extremely important, strategic stretch of coast connecting the Atlantic to the bay of Brest, La Pointe St-Mathieu has not just dramatic views, but also a clutch of dramatic buildings. This is the westernmost point of mainland France. Full of history and memories, the lighthouse at Pointe Saint-Mathieu is a symbolic monument for all the sailors of Brittany. You will then get to  have a taste of Brittany in the local Biscuiterie, where you will find a variety of Breton butter cookies but also a wide range of products from the sea. Your tour will then take you to the charming neighboring port of Le Conquet, from which boats leave for the famed and feared island of Ushant before returning to your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain protection. Binoculars are advised for bird watching.

price $105
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El Ferrol, Spain



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
El Ferrol & Betanzos
Begin your exploration of El Ferrol with a panoramic drive in your air-conditioned bus. You will continue on to Betanzos where you will be met by your guide. Declared a Joint Historical and Artistic Heritage in 1970, Betanzos is home to one of the most interesting old quarters of Galicia. The large city guards artistic treasures of incalculable value.  Your walking tour will include sites like the Consistorial Palace, raised in the 18th century by Luck Rodriguez and surrounded by palaces and buildings with galleries. See the Palace of Bendana, constructed in the 15th century. You will see the 11th century Church of Santiago, and the Palace of Lanzós, constructed around 1620. Your stroll with continue to the Gothic District, the Palace of Counts de Taboada and the impressive churches of Santa Maria and San Francisco (external view) , jewels of Gothic Gallego constructed by Fernán the Perez de Andrade in the  14th century, one of the most beautiful examples of the Galician medieval architecture. After this guided visit you will have some of free time before returning to your yacht.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen. 


price $75
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

sightseeing
El Ferrol, Coruna & Tapas
You will begin your adventure with a  1-hour panoramic drive from El Ferrol to the city of A Coruña.  Admire the Riazor and Orzen beaches, the House of Mankind (a work of Japanese architect Arata Isozaki), and the Aquarium Finisterrae.  You will have time to take some photos at the Tower of Hercules, built in the 2nd  century by the Emperor Trajan and the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world and, unbelievably, still in use today. Re-board the coach and follow the coastline past the window houses that gave A Coruña its Crystal City nickname. Watch for the Archaeological Museum housed in San Anton Castle and the Mendez Nuñez Gardens. Next, you will  leave your motor coach and make your way on foot down the narrow cobblestone streets to Plaza Maria Pita, a vast pedestrian square surrounded by terraced cafés and arcades. Delight in the friendly and social atmosphere of a local Spanish bar, where you will be treated to tapas-snacks of local cheese, crusty homemade bread, cured ham and local specialties complemented by Galician wine. Tapas are a very important part of Spanish culture and are often enjoyed by locals at the pub with a glass of wine or during a quick stop at a restaurant between meals. Afterward, walk the short distance back to the harbor with your guide or take the opportunity to browse on your own in the quaint Old Town before returning to the pier at your leisure.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes  are recommended.



price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 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 El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, 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 car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 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 El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 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 El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, 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 car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 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 El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1399
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, Santiago de Compostela
Santiago, the city where, according to a legend, the remains of the apostle Saint James were found is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Board your motor coach where you will meet your guide who will impart some of the region's history on your 75-minute drive to Santiago. Once in Santiago, your walking tour will begin inside the Cathedral of Santiago. The present building was begun in 1075. It is a key Romanesque work in which numerous architectonic styles converge. Highlights of the Cathedral include the Portico de la Gloria and the silver Urn containing the ashes of Saint James. Following your visit to the Cathedral, you will walk through the quiet streets and picturesque squares of Santiago, admiring the Plaza del Obradoiro, the real heart of the town and where the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, a 17th century building declared National Monument, is located. You will also see the Palacio Rajoy, an enormous and elegant neoclassic building near the Cathedral.  A 4-course lunch with wine will be served at Parador Reyes Catolicos situated near the Cathedral.  On your return trip to El Ferrol , you will be able to admire the impressive Galician landscape of the coastline full of wide beaches and large marshes.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen.  To enter the Cathedral you will need to wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulder.  Restoration has started on Portico de la Gloria and that part of the venue will be closed until work is completed. 


price $189
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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking
El Ferrol, The Walled City of Lugo Walking Tour
Lugo is the only city in the world surrounded completely by intact Roman walls, with heights ranging between 33 to 49 feet in a 6949-foot circle with 71 towers. The walk along the top is continuous around the circuit, and features 10 gates. These 3rd century walls are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will board your air-conditioned bus for the 90-minute drive to Lugo where you will be met by your English-speaking guide to begin your walking tour. In addition to the walls other sites include the Cathedral, built about 1129, though the actual main facade and towers date only from 1769. You will see the convent and church of St. Francis, built in Gothic style, currently housing the Museo Provincial, with a display of Galician art and 18th century architecture. Your walk will continue on to the Church of St. Dominic, the Palace of the Arts and the Town Hall, a large Baroque structure with a mid-18th century façade. After the guided visit you will have some free time for shopping, then enjoy a delicious lunch in the Hostal Porta de Santiago.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.  


price $119
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Vigo, Spain



4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

boating
Vigo, Combarro & Galician Mussel Farming
You will be driven to the Village of Combarro, where you’ll make your way to the seaside, passing through the village’s narrow streets. You will have the opportunity to see the two main structures of the area. The first one, Horreo is the most common construction in Galicia used for ripening, drying and storing grain.  The second one is a Batea which is a floating dock, used for mussel farming. You will have free time to discover on your own and take pictures.  Later, you will visit the charming town of El Grove, and board a small boat for a trip along the estuary. You will learn all about mussel farming, the main economy of this area that has made it quite famous. You'll be able to taste fresh boiled mussels and a delicious white wine or soft drinks while enjoying a marvelous view of the estuary. Return back to Vigo after your tour. 

Please note: This tour will depend on weather conditions.Sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Vigo, 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Vigo  like the UNESCO Sites of Church of Santa Maria and Fla Toja or the Oyster Market or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 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 Vigo area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Vigo, 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 car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Vigo  like the UNESCO Sites of Church of Santa Maria and Fla Toja or the Oyster Market or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 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 Vigo area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.
price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Vigo, 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Vigo  like the UNESCO Sites of Church of Santa Maria and Fla Toja or the Oyster Market or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 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 Vigo area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Vigo, 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 car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Vigo  like the UNESCO Sites of Church of Santa Maria and Fla Toja or the Oyster Market or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 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 Vigo area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1399
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

watersports

outdoors
Vigo, Kayak the Minho River
A truly lovely way to see the area around Vigo is  to kayak the Minho River even for those who have never had any experience paddling a kayak.  There will be two people per kayak  and you will receive  a short training before you head out on the river. This will be a fantastic way to get in direct contact with Mother Nature in total safety. You will have the chance to see the incredible landscapes as you move down the river. You will have about 90 minutes of relaxing kayaking.

Please note:  Kayaking is dependent on water and weather conditions. Wear comfortable  clothing and footwear that can get wet. This activity is not for pregnant women and participants must be able to swim. It is completely forbidden to throw anything into the water.  Please leave all personal items of value on the yacht.

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price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Vigo, The Border Country
Board your air-conditioned bus for the 45-minute trip to Valença do Minho, a walled town located on the left bank of the Minho River.  Your walking tour will take you past Gothic and Renaissance residences, and offer superb views of the quiet Minho River which you will cross. On the other side of the river stands the Spanish town of Tui with its Cathedral built on top of a small hill. See Valença's fortress, a piece of Gothic and Baroque military architecture. The first walls were built in the 13th century. It was upgraded during the 17th and 18th centuries forming the present bulwarked system, placed on top of two small hills and formed by two polygons which are separated by a ditch and with four doors (Coroada, Gaviarra, Fonte da Vila and Sol). The main entrance is Porta do Sol (Sun's door). Within the fort is the old town full of small shops selling items, particularly textiles, which you will have time to browse through. From there, board your bus to finish your visit in Vigo admiring El Castro de Vigo (the Castro Fortress).  

Please note: The Oyster Market is only open in the morning. 


price $75
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4.45 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture
Vigo, Wine Appreciation
For those of you who have a special taste for wine, this tour will take you to the heart of Galician wines.You will board your deluxe motor coach for the 45-minute drive to Cambados, considered a Property of Cultural Interest.  Drive to The Parador, an ancient mansion, now hotel, built in the 17th century and located in the center of the small village. The Parador overlooks the Ria de Arousa, the largest of the estuaries of Galicia.  Here you will enjoy a wine and tapas tasting as well as some leisure time on your own to walk around Cambados. Then you will take a short 15-minute drive to Agro de Bazan Cellars, known for their high quality wines made only with the Albariño grape, an aromatic, long-standing grape native to the Salnes Valley. Take a tour of the winery before tasting their delicious wine accompanied by a snack.  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen.  Guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate in wine tasting. During September, the "Vintage" season occurs; the process of picking grapes and creating the finished product (wine). This shore excursion may not be available on some September dates.


price $99
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Porto, Portugal



4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Porto Lexio, Half Day Private CAR with 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 sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  The iconic sites include Ribeira, the Port Wine Cellars, the São Francisco Church, the world-renowned Modern Art Museum at Serralves, Mercado do Bolhão, a traditional food market, and travel the six bridges connecting Porto to Gaia over the Douro River.

Please note:  Capacity: 2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person).The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites.


price $479
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Porto Lexio, Half Day Private VAN with 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 sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  The iconic sites include Ribeira, the Port Wine Cellars, the São Francisco Church, the world-renowned Modern Art Museum at Serralves, Mercado do Bolhão, a traditional food market, and travel the six bridges connecting Porto to Gaia over the Douro River.

Please note: Capacity: 2 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible.  The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites.

price $599
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking
Porto Lexio, Historic Guimaraes
Portugal’s first capital of Guimarães cradles a wealth of magnificent buildings, a rich legacy of its glorious past. You will take a 1-hour drive of 34 miles to this magnificent city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the European Capital of Culture in 2012. You will visit the medieval King’s Castle and 15th century Palace of the Dukes of Braganca, a museum and art gallery with portraits, tapestries, fine furniture and porcelain. While strolling on your walking tour past the Old Town’s quiet alcoves and along its narrow streets, you will glimpse an imposing former manor house, a 10th century church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Customs Tower emblazoned with the slogan “Portugal was born here.” Nearby is stately Guimarães Castle. You will have free time to explore on your own or relax in town. Shortly thereafter, you will return to the yacht.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended as you will have to walk approximately ¾ of a mile along cobbled and uneven surfaces in Guimarães.  Bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. This excursion is not suitable for guests who have mobility issues, use canes, walkers, or wheelchairs. 


price $89
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Porto Lexio, Historic Oporto by Tuk Tuk
Discover Oporto, Matosinhos, and Vila Nova de Gaia in a unique way - on board an electric tricycle called a "Tuk Tuk" in Thailand. Your tour will start with a panoramic drive along the Matosinhos seaside road toward the mouth of the Douro River and the right river bank. Your first stop will be at the Lello Bookshop of Gothic inspiration founded in 1904, in the center of which stands the carved wooden staircase that inspired a scene from Harry Potter. In the heart of the city you will walk to the 18th century Baroque-style Clérigos Tower. Ride to the Sao Bento Train Station built in the early 20th century, famous for its tiles; and to the 12th century Cathedral, one of the oldest monuments in Oporto.  Cross the King Luís I Bridge, a metal arch bridge that spans the Douro River between the cities of Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia. At the time of construction its span of 646 feet was the longest of its type in the world. You will stop at the beautiful Serra do Pilar Monastery with its exceptional view over the Douro and Oporto. Back aboard your Tuk Tuk you will return to Oporto passing by Batalha Square, Santa Catarina Street, and the famous 1920s neo-classical style "Café Majestic." Enjoy your panoramic drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 


price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

boating
Porto Lexio, Oporto & River Cruise
Oporto, once a mercantile city connected to the port wine trade, stands quite variegated architecturally with medieval as well as modern living side by side. As you head to the city center you will pass by Foz, an exclusive and cosmopolitan waterfront district. Enjoy the view of the iconic Cristal Palace and the 18th century Clerigos Tower,  the highest point of the town at 245 feet. Continue past Aliados Avenue towards the cathedral, originally a 12th  century Romanesque building adorned by some of the greatest Portuguese artists. You will then proceed to Ribeira, the city’s most characteristic district. Here you will board one of the traditional boats.In the past the boats sailing the Douro River used to carry port wine barrels from the wineries to the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia. As you cruise along the Douro passing beneath some of the many bridges connecting the two parts of the city,  you will admire wonderful views of the historic district with its narrow streets, houses and buildings that slope picturesquely down toward the riverbanks. Following the cruise visit to one of the famous port wine cellars on Vila Nova de Gaia, where you will learn about Oporto’s wine history and taste local snacks, accompanied by excellent port wines before returning to the ship.

Please note:  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


price $89
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Lisbon, Portugal



3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Lisbon: Highlights with Transfer to Airport
Lisbon is a city of contrasts, where modern trends merge with ancient ones, accentuating Lisbon’s variety and intensity of color. Your sightseeing tour will pass by Commerce Square thought by many to be the most beautiful in Europe. Enjoy a short walk along the pedestrian area of Augusta Street that connects the Commerce Square to Rossio with some free time at your leisure.   You will continue along Liberty Avenue a charming old boulevard place of several international stores (such as Prada or Armani) lined with gardens and known for its unique black and white mosaics on the sidewalks on the way to Marquês de Pombal Square. Take a photostop at Edward VII’s. The highlight of your visit is the church of the Jeronimos Monastery, a masterpiece of Manueline architecture, widely acknowledged to be the finest sight in Lisbon, built in the 16th century. Nearby, you will see the lavishly decorated Belem Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries, built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. On the way to the hotel or to the airport, you will see, stretching across the Tagus River, the April 25th Bridge, sister to the Golden Gate, and the towering Christ the King statue on the far side.

Please note: This tour is only for guests who have a flight later than 2:00 p.m. or an overnight stay in Lisbon. This tour includes transport in a private bus and a qualified English-speaking guide. We recommend respectful clothes when visiting religious sites. Visit to the Jeronimos Monastery Church is conditional due to religious ceremonies that may happen without prior notice. On Sunday mornings Jeronimos Monastery Church is closed to visitors. There will be an exterior visit and a photostop at Belem Tower. On Mondays, when Jerónimos Monastery is closed there will be an exterior visit only as well as a photostop at Belem Tower. Tour order may vary but all sites will be covered. During the visit to Jeronimos Monastery Church headsets will be used. 


price $89
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4.5 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Lisbon: Majestic Sintras & Cascais With Transfer To Hotel
Your motor coach and English-speaking guide will take you via the beautiful coastal road bordering the River Tagus, driving through the fashionable resort of Estoril - the home of several international royal exiles during the Second World War – to the lively scenic village of Cascais.  Here you will have some time to wonder around its plaza and enjoy its colorful setting of seaside café terraces, small shops, and sailboats. For six centuries Sintra was the favorite summer residence of the kings of Portugal, who were attracted by the cool climate and the lush beauty of the town’s setting.  Writers and poets in general – Lord Byron, Alfred Tennyson, Hans Christian Andersen, and Isaac Bashevis Singer chose Sintra as a preferred destination. The tall conical chimneys of the National Palace and the fabulous Pena Palace, are two unmistakable landmarks of this area. You will have the opportunity to taste local pastry in one of the cafés in Sintra before free time to explore this town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. Return back to your Windstar hotel in Lisbon.
                                                        
Please note:  Tour order may vary but all sites will be covered.  

price $99
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