STAR COLLECTOR: AUTUMN ON THE RIVIERAS

From $ 7,499 pp + Bonus Shipboard Credit
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Star Collector: Autumn on the Rivieras

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From $ 7,499 pp + Bonus Shipboard Credit

Port Vendres, France



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Port Vendres, French Expressionists of Collioure
Depart from the port and drive to Collioure to discover the Fauvism Road. Follow your guide in the footsteps of two French Fauvist painters: Matisse and Derain, who used to live in this small fishermen town. You will discover paintings in the exact places the artists got inspired to create them. You will be charmed by the bloom of colors, the light and the scenic landscapes and town. Fauvism is an art movement from the early 20th century. The particularity of this movement is the explosion of colors in the paintings and also a break with traditional academic painting. At that time it was a real innovation, very shocking for the public. Let the guide tell you everything about this passionate period. During this walk your guide will also take you to pay a visit to the Mayorca’s King Castle, extended  by Pierre IV of Aragon and Vauban as well as the famous Little Church of Notre Dame Des Anges. Then, you will have time at leisure to stroll in the shops and numerous art galleries. Drive back to Port Vendres.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.The paintings made by artists, are actually reproductions from Matisse and Derain Arts. The works of art are spread around the village. 

price $89
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Port Vendres: Perpignan and Tasting
Depart from Port Vendres for a pleasant 45-minute drive to Perpignan. This city will charm you with its architectural and historical heritage, but also with its culture of wine. You will take a walking guided tour of the historical city center passing through the Castillet Tower which is the only part of the medieval curtain wall that still remains, the Loge Square and the Town Hall with the statue of Aristide Maillol, the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, passing through narrow streets and squares full of the colors and accents of the South. Then, walk to a wine cellar where an oenologist will introduce you to the Art of Tasting Wine. First, how to describe the smell of a wine, then its color and at last the tasting of 3 wines, 1 white, 1 rose and 1 red accompanied by tapas.  You will have an hour of free time to stroll in the little streets or have a look at the shops before you board your motor coach for your drive back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. The streets of Perpignan are cobblestone and there are uneven surfaces and steps. 

price $129
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Sanary-sur-Mer, France



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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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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Monte Carlo, Monaco



4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Monte Carlo and Monaco
Your motor coach will take you to Monaco Rock where elevators and escalators transport you up to the Old City. Take a guided walking tour up the hill and through the narrow streets, past the Oceanographic Museum, and the Cathedral containing the tomb of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. Visit the interior of the Prince's Palace followed by some free time to explore further on your own. Next, you will descend from the rock and drive on a small part of the Grand Prix circuit on your way to Casino Square. Your final stop is Monte Carlo, where you will first walk along the Formula 1® circuit up to Casino Square to discover the most prominent and famous building on this square - the Grand Casino, surrounded by the Hotel de Paris and the Café de Paris. You may want to stroll around the square admiring the designer boutiques, or try your luck with the slot machines at the Café de Paris Casino. Return to the pier or if you want to stay to explore more on your own, return to the ship at your leisure.

Please note:  This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The walk to Casino Square is 15 minutes of steep uphill walking so not recommended for those with mobility issues. The order of sites visited may vary. The Grand Casino opens for visits only from 9 a.m. to noon. Gambling is allowed in the afternoon from 2 p.m. The entrance fee is not included (10 euros) and a passport is required for guests who wish to visit the Casino on their own in the afternoon. Shorts, short skirts, and bare shoulders are not considered acceptable attire for visiting the Casino and Cathedral.  The Prince’s Palace is closed during the winter season usually from November to April. Official dates will be announced during the season. 


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Monte Carlo, Nice Old Town
You will depart from Monaco for a scenic 60-minute drive to Nice, considered the Pearl of the French Riviera. You will disembark your motor coach for a guided walk and tour of Nice’s Old Town, known as the Cours Saleya, where you will see a fabulous flower, fruit and vegetable local market. Explore the surrounding area with its colorful houses, narrow picturesque streets and squares with their Italian flair.  You will  have free time to stroll in the charming little streets and to shop before re-boarding your motor coach for the return trip to Monaco.

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

price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Eze and Villa Rothschild
Eze has been described as an “eagle’s nest” because of its clifftop location over 1,400 feet above sea level. Contrast this enchanting village with the stately grandeur of a seaside palazzo in exclusive coastal Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Following a 30-minute drive you will begin a guided walking exploration of Eze along narrow streets and past recently restored medieval houses. You will walk to the garden at the top of the village and enjoy breathtaking sea views and the superb panoramas of the Italian and French coasts from this high vantage point during your 1¼-hour stay. Back aboard the coach you will continue to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, one of the Côte d’Azur’s most exclusive destinations. The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild was constructed in the early 1900s and lies on a promontory overlooking the sea surrounded by a splendid 14-acre garden.  During your 1¼-hour stay, there will be time to appreciate the gorgeous views of Villefranche and Beaulieu sur Mer Bays. From the Villa there is a 45-minute return to the ship.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are steep inclines at Eze. Itinerary order may vary. Morning visits will include entrance to the exotic gardens. 


price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Full Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles). 


price $1699
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Full Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles).  


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Half Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles). 

price $859
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Half Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles). 

price $899
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Cannes, France



5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

concierge
Cannes, Concierge Collection: The Ultimate Olive Oil Experience
This unique experience is in the middle of the olive groves!  From the pier you will enjoy a scenic 35- minute bus drive to the village of Grasse.  From here, you will be transferred by van for a short ride to Domaine La Royrie, not accessible by motor coach. You will be welcomed by the Domaine owners, Monique and Lionel and your introduction to the world of olives will begin!  Follow the owner for a stroll through the groves, marveling at the trees, dating back to the 15th century, and learning about their history. You will learn the secrets to producing the perfect virgin olive oil and take a “blind taste” of various oils to see whether you can identify the varieties. Then it will be time to pamper yourself – eating a lunch with a total of 8-10 different local delicacies all prepared with olive oil – a delightful experience as you will be seated in the shade of the olive trees. Return home with some wonderful new ideas for your cooking!

Please note: The visit to the Domaine includes walking over very uneven surfaces, fields, and grass. Because there are some steep climbs and steps this tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues and is not wheelchair accessible.




price $245
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Full Day Private CAR & Guide
 
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 

price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Full Day Private VAN & Guide

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 

price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Half Day Private CAR & Guide
 
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Half Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 


price $999
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking
Cannes, Old Antibes and Absinthe
Antibes was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century and is one of France’s oldest cities. From Cannes you will take a 45-minute drive along the coast en route to this historic destination. On arrival, your walking exploration begins in the city’s old quarter, with its maze of small, flower-bedecked streets featuring both Roman and Medieval sections. Imposing 16th century ramparts overlook the Mediterranean, nurturing the heart of the Old Town. After time for independent exploration, you will enter a shop set inside a 9th century vaulted cellar incorporating a Roman well. Here you will be invited to taste regional delicacies including tapenade, accompanied by a glass of the famous “absinthe,” a wormwood-based alcoholic beverage that was the favorite of many 19th century French artists. There will be time to browse among the olive oil and other local delicacies available for sale before rejoining your coach for the return to Cannes.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants must be over 18 years of age for Absinthe tasting.

price $119
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

sightseeing
Cannes, Provence Wine Tasting With Chateau Ste. Roseline
Discover Cotes de Provence on this delightful excursion into the wine country of southern France, complete with two tastings. You will depart from  Cannes via motor coach en route through the Esterel Massif to Chateau Sainte Roseline, in Les Arcs, which some claim is the capital of the Cotes de Provence wines.  Chateau Sainte Roseline has a prestigious vineyard created by Pope Jean XXII and its cru classe wines are regularly rewarded.  See the lovely chapel and learn about the area, the history and production of the wines, as well as how to serve, evaluate, smell, taste, and enjoy the varieties.  Following your introduction, you will enjoy a sample of three delicious wines accompanied by “provencal” bread.  Continue on to your next wine venue, the Chateau Saint Martin.  This domain has a long history and you will discover some interesting facts while enjoying a guided tour along part of the property.  The chateau has always been owned by women, since it first was built. Enjoy another sampling of wines in the characteristic lounge used for this purpose. In both venues you will have the chance to purchase wines and also some other specialties. This is a tour for lovers of wine and the good life! You will return to Cannes having savored some excellent wine.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as there are uneven surfaces at both venues. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must be over 18 years of age for wine tasting.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Cannes, St Paul De Vence
Depart the port of Cannes for the 1-hour scenic journey to St.Paul de Vence. The scenery changes drastically from coastal to rural while approaching the hilltop village of St Paul de Vence which was founded in 9th century. By the 16th century, the beleaguered village was fortified by ramparts, which still stand today. St. Paul De Vence has also retained its medieval charm, one of its primary draws. This heaven for artists boasts a number of fine museums such as La Fondation Maeght, which features contemporary works from Braque and Giacometti, among others. The local artisans are highly regarded for their weaving, woodwork and jewelry pieces, which are on display in the many galleries. After your guided walk you will have free time at your disposal to discover on your own, or visit an art gallery or shop or simply relax in one of the cafés and mingle with the locals.

Please note: For the visit to St. Paul de Vence there is a considerable amount of walking on uneven surfaces, cobblestones, and inclined streets so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $119
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Portofino, Italy



7 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

boating
Portofino, Cinque Terra by Boat Tour
Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is also a National Park and Protected Marine Area.  Clinging to the Ligurian cliffs on the west coast of Italy are five castles at nearly the same distance from one another - Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Today you will see two of these sites as the ancient mariners had - from the sea. Depart from the pier heading to Cinque Terre, or five lands, and marvel as you approach the beautiful coast with villages suspended above the sea, almost defying gravity. Pass the scenic Tigullio Gulf and Poet's Gulf, with terraced vineyards alive with the aroma of olive trees blended with the fresh ocean breeze. Arrive at the village of Vernazza, where you will disembark the vessel and begin a guided walking tour of this 1st century village. Notice the richness of its architecture, which evinces a wealthier standard of living than that of other villages. Following your tour, you will have free time to browse the local shops or enjoy a cafe. Reboard your boat and proceed to the next stop, the most westerly village and Cinque Terre's beach town, Monterosso. The town is divided into two distinct parts, San Cristoforo Hill, and the old maritime village protected by a rock spur. After your guide points out the highlights of Monterosso, you will have some free time to explore on your own, enjoy the beach and purchase your lunch. Meet the guide after free time and anjoy a relaxing panoramic cruise back to Santa Margherita.

Please note:  The operation of this tour is weather / sea conditions related.  it may happen that only  the stop in Monterosso can be made and Vernazza will be a photo stop. Order of sites may change order to avoid congestion. Wear comfortable walking shoes.



price $189
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6 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

dining

walking

boating
Portofino, Concierge Collection: Camogli Highlights & Punta Chiappa
Your guide will be pleased to meet you on the pier to start your tour by private car or minivan heading to the charming village of San Rocco by a panoramic road. San Rocco is a small hamlet, settled on the top of Portofino’s National Natural Park ( Site of Community Importance) , and is the starting point of a lovely path. The walk follows the coast line and stops in front of the little church of San Nicolò Capodimonte for a short visit. Proceed then to Punta Chiappa, a rocky formation jutting out into the sea, which is also a very interesting area due to a breathtaking landscapeand this site can be reached only by path or boat, no roads, no vehicles! All around there is  the coastline of Liguria, ahead Corsica, and behind on land there is the Batteria di Punta Chiappa hidden in the mountains. You will arrive at Stella Maris Resort and have the choice to swim (please note: no beaches and no sand, only rocks and water shoes recommended) or snorkel (no guide or equipment included, guest should take mask and fins on their own) or just relax on the terrace of Stella Maris Resort. You will then be welcomed with an aperitif on the terrace accompanied  by local specialties, and enjoy lunch including a starter and special homemade pasta with Camogli pesto sauce. After lunch, you will sail to  Camogli by boat to enjoy a guided walking tour among the highlights of this lovely fishing village. 

Please note: Very comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit and towel, sunscreen/hat/sunglasses and water shoes are recommended. If you wish to snorkel you will need to bring your own snorkeling equipment.


price $299
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3 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

walking

concierge
Portofino, Concierge Collection: Splendido Olive Oil & Lunch
Walk with your guide to the main square of Portofino, and then board the Splendido minivan shuttle for the drive to the Splendido Hotel where you will be served prosecco on arrival. Experience the cuisine of this world-famous hotel—a magnificent landmark that overlooks the picturesque harbor of this tiny resort enclave. Favored by the rich and famous, the hotel is known for its superb Italian cuisine. Windstar has arranged for the maître d’hotel to meet with you privately and explain the many uses and varieties of olive oil. Each guest will have a chance to try the different kinds of olive oil presented (2 or 3 types) during the explanation, and learn how each is used in the preparation of delicious Italian dishes. Bruschetta will be served at the table, then a lunch of traditional trofie with pesto sauce and olive oil sorbet. White wine and mineral water will be offered, and coffee is served before you return to the harbor on a the relaxing 15- to 20-minute walk down to Portofino.

Please note:  The walk from the pier to the square is cobblestone. There are a few steps at the hotel and the restaurant is at the same level as the entrance to the hotel.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $179
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Full Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, 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 $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, 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 $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Half Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Half Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino 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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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Portofino, Hiking to Santa Margherita
Start your walk from the pier with your guide, viewing the elegant shops and boutiques that surround the charming piazzetta along the way.  You will walk by the church to the hiking path. The itinerary of the hike can vary depending on your guide, on the weather and path conditions and on the fellow guests in your group. The first half of the tour is mostly an uphill walk if your tour goes towards Cappelletta, San Sebastiano and Olmi, to reach Molini. You will pass elegant villas nestled among rich tropical vegetation and olive trees. If your tour starts heading towards Paraggi, you will walk along the coastline and then hike up towards Acquaviva and Molini, where an old olive oil mill has been restored, now housing a little museum, a café, and toilets. The path leads the way through the Mediterranean flora, vineyards and olive groves. Vegetation hugs the medieval dwellings and the cliffs drop off to the crystal-clear sea, making this one of the most fascinating locations of the Riviera. Continue walking on to Santa Anna and Nozarego and finally you will arrive at the main promenade of Santa Margherita Ligure. Santa Margherita’s colors, the arrangement of its characteristic houses, its rich villas and great hotels have painted around its bay something similar to a magical reflection. Pause for refreshment at a café and then you will return to Portofino by minivan, or you may choose to remain in Santa Margherita to stroll around on your own and go back to Portofino by taxi, public ferry or public bus. 

Please note: Wear a hat and comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Bring a bottle of water. 


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

boating
Portofino, San Fruttuoso & Camogli by Private Boat
Here’s a tempting opportunity to visit charming and remote Italian coastal fishing villages that are not easily accessible other than by boat. After a 20-minute cruise, your first stop will be in the little bay of San Fruttuoso Village, the ancient residence of the Doria family. Its splendid natural surroundings are enhanced by the architectural beauty of its church and 10th century abbey. The imposing cliffs encircling the inlet, a small beach and lush Mediterranean vegetation, combined with the almost unreal absence of vehicles, creates a truly unique and enjoyable ambiance. Pause to savor the enchanting views as your boat remains in the bay for 10 minutes. Heading further up the coast you will reach Camogli, a typical small fishing village that was formerly the site of bustling shipyards that helped build one of the world’s greatest merchant fleets. Camogli’s original medieval setting was centered around a local parish church constructed on an island that was once completely detached from the mainland. Today, it is connected to the mainland by a square surrounded by colorful buildings including one of the Italian coast’s most beautiful Baroque churches. During your 1½-hour stay, there will be time for a guided tour followed by free time. Back aboard your private boat, tasty focaccia bread and local wine will be served during the 45-minute return cruise to Portofino.      

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothes. Don't forget sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses! This tour is a more unique visit to some of the more charming and remote fishing villages in the area and offers a cultural excursion difficult to do on your own. This tour will operate or not depending on sea conditions. 

price $115
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Portoferraio, Italy



3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

beach
Portoferraio, Bike and Kayak Elba Island
Nature Lovers, don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover the beauties of Elba on our Bike & Kayak tour! The tour starts with a scenic bicycle ride on a paved road from Portoferraio to Enfola on the North coast of the island; the views are breath taking and the vegetation is particularly luxuriant. Upon arrival, you will have some free time to relax at a picturesque café, or on the beach. After a short briefing, you will board your kayak and follow the coastline. The waters are crystal clear and you will be able to get a close look at the impressive underwater scenery teeming with marine life. Enchanting bays and secret beaches make this tour an absolutely unforgettable experience. 

Please note:  The tour does not require any particular physical training, but suits active people. You will cover 4 miles by bike (approximately 45 minutes, up to 197 feet above sea level) and you will cover 1.5 miles by kayak (approximately 90 minutes). Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel for the beach visit.


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

wine

culture

sightseeing
Portoferraio, Countryside Drive & Wine Tasting
Combine a visit to the enchanting village of Porto Azzuro with wine tasting at a vineyard once frequented by Emperor Napoleon. After leaving the busy capital of Portoferraio, your 30-minute drive will feature magnificent views of Lacona and Laconella Bays as well as Golfo Stella as you pass rocky beaches and high cliffs. Ahead lies Porto Azzuro, which boasts an ancient medieval fortress and picturesque fisherman’s harbor. You will have free time to browse among its many tempting shops. Back aboard the coach you will continue to the Azienda Agricola La Chiusa estate, whose vineyard directly overlooks Portoferraio. This estate hosted Napoleon Bonaparte on two separate occasions. As the vineyard prides itself on quality over quantity, its vines are always pruned very short. During your 60-minute stay there will be an explanation of wine production at the farmhouse before you will have the opportunity to sample the extra virgin olive oil and taste the wine. After enjoying time at leisure you will take the 30-minute return drive to your yacht at Portoferraio.    

Please note: The Azienda Agricola La Chiuse is not wheelchair accessible. 

price $119
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Portoferraio, Port Azzurro and Napoleon Summer House
Emperor Napoleon was exiled on the island of Elba for 300 days beginning in May 1814. Take a look at that fascinating bygone era on this tour that will include one of his two island residences. You will visit his country residence (Villa San Martino). Visiting the Villa San Martino country home you will see the Room of the Doves, whose ceiling is adorned with a painting depicting two doves linked by a knotted ribbon that tightens as they fly further away. By way of contrast, the Egyptian Room has a circular ceiling painting featuring a ring of Zodiac signs.  You will stop at the picturesque Port Azzuro, one of the most pleasant seaside areas you’ll ever see.  You will have free time in Port Azzuro perhaps enjoying an espresso, a gelato or strolling the pedestrian paths or the harbor.  

Please note: At Villa San Martino there is an uphill walk of 900 feet along a smooth surface to reach this villa. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. As temperatures can be high, guests are advised to bring along a hat and bottled water. Layered clothing is suggested due to unpredictable rainstorms.



price $99
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Rome, Italy



4 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Rome Orientation Tour w/ Transfer to Airport
This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit Rome but do not feel like walking the cobblestone streets. You will meet the local guide at disembarkation  and board a coach for Rome to start the tour with  Via Veneto, which became popular in the 1960s as the heart of the “Dolce Vita” of Fellini’s Cinema, Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the monumental square surrounded by four sets of 284 columns on 88 pillars. It is the masterwork of Bernini and welcomes pilgrims  to the largest temple in Christianity. The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Your tour will continue to the Ostiense Gate,right next to the amazing Pyramid of Caio Cestio, built in 12 B.C., and the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest spa in ancient Rome.  Then you will head to the Circus Maximus, which could welcome 320,000 spectators who watched chariot races there. Pass by the Colosseum, constructed in only 8 years, where over 70,000 spectators could take a seat and leave the building in only a few minutes through its 80 entries. Your tour also includes The dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo. Your drive will continue to St. Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, where you will have free time to explore on your own. The coach will wait for you in the vicinity to return you to the airport.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica.

price $129
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Rome Orientation Tour w/ Transfer to Hotel
This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit Rome but do not feel like walking the cobblestone streets. You will meet the local guide at disembarkation  and board a coach for Rome to start the tour with  Via Veneto, which became popular in the 1960s as the heart of the “Dolce Vita” of Fellini’s Cinema, Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the monumental square surrounded by four sets of 284 columns on 88 pillars. It is the masterwork of Bernini and welcomes pilgrims  to the largest temple in Christianity. The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Your tour will continue to the Ostiense Gate,right next to the amazing Pyramid of Caio Cestio, built in 12 B.C., and the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest spa in ancient Rome.  Then you will head to the Circus Maximus, which could welcome 320,000 spectators who watched chariot races there. Pass by the Colosseum, constructed in only 8 years, where over 70,000 spectators could take a seat and leave the building in only a few minutes through its 80 entries. Your tour also includes The dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo. Your drive will continue to St. Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, where you will have free time to explore on your own. The coach will wait for you in the vicinity to return you to the hotel.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica.


price $129
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Full Day Private Auto with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/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 /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, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Full Day Private VAN with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/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/ 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, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.  


price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Half Day Private CAR with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/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 /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, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Half Day Private VAN with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/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/ 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, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1299
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6 HRS

Strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Rome, Pre-Cruise Vatican City Tour with Transfer to Yacht
You will depart from the Ambasciatori Hotel on an interesting tour to discover the beauty of the enchanting Vatican City and the worldwide famous Vatican Museums. Within the small, independent state of the Vatican City there is an exceptional collection of artwork from every era. Accompanied by your English speaking Guide, collect your audioguide and visit the Vatican Museums and the impressive Michelangelo’s  masterpieces housed in the Sistine Chapel. Walk to the splendid and awe-inspiring  St. Peter’s Basilica,  the largest church in the world. Before returning  to your coach you will also pass across the magnificent St. Peter’s Square on your way to your waiting yacht..  

Please note: This tour will occur the day of embarkation and terminate at the pier so it is suggested you bring a snack with you.  There is a strict dress code at the Museum and the Basilica. Women can wear trousers, capri pants and skirts and dresses are permitted, however they cannot be shorter than knee length and shoulders must be covered.  In very hot weather a shawl or large scarf/Pashmina can be draped around the shoulders for visiting the sites.  Bare shoulders, shorts, and short skirts are not permitted.  Men can wear long pants and at least short sleeves. No shorts, t-shirts without sleeves or baseball caps inside the churches. Large bags, backpacks and metal or pointed items are not allowed.


price $179
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6 HRS

Strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Rome, Vatican City Tour with Transfer
You will depart from the yacht on an interesting tour to discover the beauty of the enchanting Vatican City and the worldwide famous Vatican Museums. Within the small, independent state of the Vatican City there is an exceptional collection of artwork from every era. Accompanied by your English speaking Guide, collect your audioguide and visit the Vatican Museums and the impressive Michelangelo’s  masterpieces housed in the Sistine Chapel. Walk to the splendid and awe-inspiring  St. Peter’s Basilica,  the largest church in the world. Before returning  to your coach you will also pass across the magnificent St. Peter’s Square.  

Please note: This tour will terminate either at your hotel or the airport.  There is a strict dress code at the Museum and the Basilica. Women can wear trousers, capri pants and skirts and dresses are permitted, however they cannot be shorter than knee length and shoulders must be covered.  In very hot weather a shawl or large scarf/Pashmina can be draped around the shoulders for visiting the sites.  Bare shoulders, shorts, and short skirts are not permitted.  Men can wear long pants and at least short sleeves. No shorts, t-shirts without sleeves or baseball caps inside the churches. Large bags, backpacks and metal or pointed items are not allowed.  The order of sites visited may be adjusted anytime and without prior notice for security reasons. The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica may close without prior notice. Should this happen we will provide free time instead.


price $179
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Catania, Italy



6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

sightseeing
Catania, Ancient Syracuse
The name of Siracusa suggests a warm climate, blue skies, a beautiful bay, and the ancient ruins of a Greek city which was the rival of Athens.   You will board your bus for the 75-minute ride to Neapolis Archaeological Park which was created between 1952 and 1955 and contains many classical monuments. For security reasons you will only have access to the Greek Theatre and part of the Latomia del Paradiso, one of the ancient stone quarries; the other monuments can be viewed from a distance. This doesn’t detract in any way from the powerful fascination of this unique place. The Greek Theatre, dated back to 5th century B.C,. is one of the largest and best preserved theaters of the ancient world.  The Roman Amphitheater which is hewn out of the rocks, dates from 2nd century A.D., and the entrance and gangways for animals and gladiators can still be seen. You’ll proceed to Ortigia and walk about a half a mile to Old Town Ortigia.   You will visit Arethusa Fountain the legendary cradle of the city. From the nearby platform there is a view of the beautiful Bay of Siracusa, you will proceed to the Cathedral built in the 7th century on the foundation of the former Temple of Minerva, using the nine columns which can be seen on the north side and the 19 columns of the nave.. 

Please note: This tour has a substantial amount of walking and is not recommended for people with limited mobility or walking difficulties. The bus is not wheelchair accessible.. 


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Catania, Classic Taormina
See the legendary beauty of Sicily as your excursion begins with a pleasant 60-miinute drive to Taormina. Built in the 3rd century B.C., the city was later almost completely renovated by the Romans. It is perched on a terrace overlooking the sea, with a medieval character that will delight you. You will stop near the center of Taormina, where your tour will begin on foot as your guide leads you along cobblestone streets to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building adorned with classic double windows. Next, you will stroll to the spectacularly situated Greco-Roman Theatre built in the 3rd century B.C. Renowned for its unique acoustical qualities, it is still used for open-air concerts and boasts a beautiful view of Mount Etna and Naxos Bay below. You will also have free time to stroll or shop along the famous Corso Umberto before your bus departs to return to your ship.

Please note:  As buses are not allowed in Taormina this tour involves a considerable amount of walking. During the summer the Greek Theatre is still used for performances, so Taormina could be very crowded. 


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Catania, 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 84 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Catania, 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 $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Catania, 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 $749
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Catania, 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 $849
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


8 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

walking

unesco

sightseeing
Catania, Mt Etna by 4x4
Your journey will begin as your driver-guide collects you from the quayside for your 4x4 adventure. En route to the summit of Mount Etna you’ll stop to see the vast lava flows and the more recent paths corroded by the 2002 eruptions. You’ll see how the lava flow has carved its way through hillside forests and bush land leaving a scar, seen from miles around. In 1980 Etna’s flank suffered a collapse, which caused part of the volcanic edifice to slide towards the east. The huge depression which remains is known as Valle de Bove (Valley of the Ox). You’ll visit the Lava Cave, with a length of around 2,854 feet and a diameter ranging between 16 and 26 feet. Next, you’ll have a truly up-close and personal view of magnificent Mount Etna as you are guided on a walk over the new lava flows. You’ll see the steam created from the activity of Piano Provenzana and the wonderful views from atop one of Europe’s most active volcanoes. After your exciting morning you’ll enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch.

Please note: This tour will ascent to an altitude of 6,200 feet, involves a substantial amount of walking over rough and uneven surfaces during  stops. It is strongly recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring along a jacket and sunscreen. This tour is not recommended for passengers with back or neck problems, heart or respiratory conditions as the ride may be bumpy and the altitude is high

price $229
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Catania, Mt. Etna by Helicopter
Your adventure will begin with a private van transfer to the helicopter terminal. On arrival, board your aircraft and soar over the dramatic Mount Etna. Sicily’s most famous and dramatic landmark, this violent yet majestic volcano is bound to leave a lasting impression. Mount  Etna has erupted more than 130 times and it is the largest and highest volcano in Europe.  You will have an overhead view along the slopes of the mountain. Once at the top you will see the many craters, often smoking, besides the famous "Valle del Bove," which extends along the eastern slope of the volcano. You will fly over Taormina and come back to the helipad. All passengers will be equipped with a headset to talk to each other or with the pilot, and hear a description of the tour .

Please note:  The helicopter has 4 seats+ one guide + the pilot and does not land on Mount Etna. As this excursion requires guests to negotiate steps and gaps to embark and disembark the aircraft, it is not recommended for guests with physical limitations. This excursion is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for guests with back or neck problems, who are uncomfortable in small spaces, prone to vertigo or have fear of heights. Due to weather conditions and helicopter availability, the duration sights and time of departure may vary. In the event of this excursion being cancelled by the operator due to weather or other factors, there will be a full refund for all those who have booked.  If the operator elects to operate the excursion despite adverse weather conditions, please be aware that refunds cannot be made if you elect not to participate.

price $999
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

walking

sightseeing
Catania, Taormina & Baron Di Villagrande
See the legendary beauty of Sicily as your excursion begins with a pleasant 60-minute drive to Taormina, perched on a terrace overlooking the sea. Your walking tour will begin near the center of Taormina, where your guide will lead you along cobblestone streets to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building adorned with classic double windows. Next, you will stroll to the spectacularly situated Greco-Roman Theatre built in the 3rd century B.C. Renowned for its unique acoustical qualities, it is still used for open-air concerts and boasts a beautiful view of Mount Etna and Naxos Bay below. You will have time to stroll or shop along the famous Corso Umberto before you depart to the Barone di Villagrande Estate, on the slopes of Mount Etna and has belonged to the Nicolosi family since ancient times. Their skill in the production of fine wines is legendary. The red wines are stylish and firm, while the whites are long and structured with a delicate, penetrating aroma. The ancient wine cellars have maintained their historic aspect, with stainless and oak barrels aging side by side. When you arrive at Barone di Villagrande Estate, the owners will show you the old cellar and will introduce you to the range of the wines produced in the winery with a tasting, accompanied by a delicious typical Sicilian lunch. On the way back to your yacht you’ll have the opportunity to see the lava flows of 1992.

Please note:  As buses are not allowed in Taormina this tour involves a considerable amount of walking. During the summer the Greek Theatre is still used for performances, so Taormina could be very crowded. European law does not allow children under the age of 18 to consume alcoholic beverages.


price $199
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8 HRS

Strenuous

dining

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Catania, Taormina & Mt. Etna
See the legendary beauty of Sicily as your excursion begins with a pleasant 60-minute drive to Taormina. Built in the 3rd century B.C., the city is perched on a terrace overlooking the sea, with a medieval character that will delight you. Your tour will begin on foot as your guide leads you along cobblestone streets to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building adorned with classic double windows. Next, you will stroll to the spectacularly situated Greco-Roman Theatre built in the 3rd century B.C. Renowned for its unique acoustical qualities, it is still used for open-air concerts and boasts a beautiful view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Etna and Naxos Bay below. You will also have time to stroll or shop along the famous Corso Umberto before your bus departs for Mount Etna. This very active volcano is the largest in Europe at 10,723 feet, and has erupted 130 times. Your drive to Mount Etna is along a coastal highway and through a fertile paradise of green vineyards and golden citrus groves, passing through villages such as Santa Venerina and Zafferana Etnea. You will see the city of Catania, overwhelmed by an eruption 300 years ago, and walk around Crateri Silvestri inspecting the lava flow from the eruption of 1983. Lunch is included on this tour.

Please note: Strenuous uphill walking is involved so this tour is not recommended for guests with heart or respiratory conditions or those with limited mobility.  As participants will ascend to an altitude of 6,200 feet, it is recommended guests wear comfortable clothes, flat shoes and bring a jacket. 


price $169
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Valletta, Malta



4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

sightseeing

boating
Valletta & Three Cities Boat Ride
Your coach will depart quayside for a short drive round the impressive bastions of Valletta and past Fort St Elmo. Upon arrival in Valletta, you will walk to the Upper Barracca Gardens for a panoramic view of Malta’s natural harbors and historic cities. Then proceed to St John’s Co-Cathedral, the conventual church of the Knights of Malta, where you will also have the opportunity to see Caravaggio’s famous masterpiece: The Beheading of St John.  Continue with a drive through the Three Cities – Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa. Left largely unvisited, the Three Cities will show you a slice of authentic life, and a glimpse into Malta’s maritime fortunes. The Three Cities can rightly claim to be the cradle of Maltese history. Embark traditional Maltese ‘Dghajsas’ for a 20 - minute boat trip around the harbor, crossing over to the Waterfront Laguna

Please note:  To enter the Cathedral, guests must have their knees covered, no stiletto heels and no bare shoulders. 
  
price $79
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

walking
Valletta, Cooking Challenge at a Farmhouse
You will depart via motor coach and drive to Hal-Qormi, to Razzett l-Antik [Old Farmhouse].  There you will participate in a cooking challenge where you will be assigned to one of six kitchenettes, provided with setup, ingredients, aprons, and supervised by their Chef. Everyone will be encouraged to participate in the cooking.  A table with ingredients will be provided in the center of your workstation, and you and your team will be asked to prepare a particular dish, according to the ingredients provided. Points will be given on ingredients, teamwork and presentation of food.  You will also be able to take part in a food tasting including local Maltese Mediterranean Antipasti platters.  Your panoramic drive back to your yacht will go through Siggiewi and Zebbug with photo stops and short walking tours before you will arrive back at the quay for re-embarkation.

Please note: This cooking event is not wheelchair accessible. Roads in Malta can be bumpy. 


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Valletta, Maltas Noble Heritage
Depart the quay and drive to The Silent City – Mdina, Malta’s old Capital. Mdina is a medieval walled town situated on a hill in the center of the island.   You will walk through the narrow streets of the town, visit St Paul’s Cathedral, the Ramparts for a panoramic view, and Palazzo Falson, the best preserved palazzo of its period. You will then drive to the village of Naxxar where you will visit Palazzo Parisio and Gardens. Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this stately home is a place of wonder that begs to be explored. On your visit you will discover the intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life.  Refreshments will be served in the Gardens [weather permitting] or indoors in the Palace. Refreshments consist of your choice of a glass of Palazzo Parisio red or white wine, Cisk lager beer, Kinne on-the-rocks or mineral water and a selection of Maltese delicacies- Gbejniet cheese, traditional Hobz Biz-Zejt, pastry-size Pastizzi. 

Please note:  To enter the Cathedral, guests must have their knees covered, no stiletto heels and no bare shoulders. Walking involves cobblestone streets and climbing steps so this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.

price $99
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Valletta, Mdina by Night
You will depart quayside in coaches for Mdina by way of Mosta where there will be time for a photo stop. This excursion will take you on a night walk through the narrow streets and alleyways of the "Silent City," rich in palaces, churches, and stately homes. You’ll see St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Ramparts. You'll also have the possibility of magnificent views from the flood-lit bastions all over the island while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine. On termination of your walking tour, you will be driven back to quay for re-embarkation.

Please note: Most of this tour involves walking, some on cobblestone streets so it is not recommended for guests with mobility difficulties.  

                                                   

price $59
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Gozo, Malta



5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

beach
Gozo, 4x4 Safari
The jeeps and crew will be awaiting you at Mgarr Harbour to begin a memorable tour on the island of Gozo.  You will discover the most beautiful hidden corners of Gozo and have the opportunity to take dramatic photographs of the breathtaking scenery plus all the highlights of Gozo, accompanied by a professional guide. Highlights of this tour include: Xewkija Dome, which is so massive it can be seen from all over the island, Ggantija Temples that are older than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Inland Sea, the Salt Pans, Marsalforn Bay, Ta Savina where you will have time for shopping for such delicacies as Gozo honey. You will also have time for a stop to go swimming. 

Please note:  Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring along a towel, swimsuit and sunscreen. 

 

price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

concierge
Gozo, Concierge Collection: Foraging and Farmhouse Cooking
You will depart the harbor in minivans and drive to Qala where you will see breathtaking views from the Qala Belvedere and from the small courtyard in front of the church known as "St. Mary of the Rocks." This church faces Comino and legend has it that it was built so that people of that island could follow Holy Mass from across the straits when rough weather prohibited a priest from crossing there. Your next stop is Qala Pjazza (Village Square) for a photo stop of the Baroque-style church dedicated to St Joseph. Then you will continue through narrow, winding village roads to Il-Wileg Farmhouse where you will be greeted by the owner and given a brief explanation on herb and vegetable foraging. You will then drive to the countryside to collect edible herbs and leaf vegetables in season that will be used during your cooking lesson at the farmhouse. Lunch consisting of the food you have prepared will be served in the courtyard before you are driven back to quay for re-embarkation. 

Please note:  There will be some walking over rough terrain when foraging and guests are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes.




price $159
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Gozo, Highlights of Gozo
Depart the quay and you will drive to Xaghra to visit Ggantija Temples – “the Giant’s Tower,” erected about 3500 B.C. It has survived amazingly well, its walls in places still standing to a height of 23 feet.  Drive to Victoria – Gozo’s capital. Victoria is not just the geographic heart of Gozo, it is also the center of everyday activity. You will have time to browse around Victoria's market and wander the narrow winding streets where you'll find everything from delicious fresh produce, cheeses and wines, to antiques, craft goods, fishing nets and knitwear.  Next you will visit The Citadel in Gozo, which for centuries has served as a sanctuary from attack by Barbary corsairs and Saracens. Continue your drive to the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu for a short visit before driving down to Dwejra, where you will have a wonderful photo opportunity at the Inland Sea and Fungus Rock

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 

 

price $59
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Porto Empedocle, Italy



3 HRS

Moderate
Porto Empedocle, Temples Valley
Today you will have the opportunity to visit the amazing Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This splendid archaeological park consists of eight temples (and various other remains) built between about 510 B.C. and 430 B.C.   You will see the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Concordia (one of the best preserved), the Temple of Heracles, the Temple of Olympian Zeus (the largest temple), the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Temple of Hephaestos, the Temple of Demeter, and the Temple of Asclepius (the God of Medicine).  Apart from the Temple of Asclepius, which is found on the banks of the Akragas River, all are situated in the same area on rocky crests south of modern day Agrigento (not really in a valley at all!).

Please note:  The shops are open from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen are recommended. Proper attire that covers shoulders and knees is required for both men and women when visiting the religious venues.

price $119
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6.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

concierge
Porto Empedocle, Torre Salsa, Sciacca & Tasting
You will depart from the port by motor coach with your guide. The tour will start with a visit to the WWF nature reserve of Torre Salsa. You will then depart for Oleoficio Biceno, a local farmhouse where you will get an explanation of the olive harvest and its maceration. You will enjoy a tasting of oils and home-made cuisine consisting of typical local and traditional dishes, depending on the season. Continue with your visit to the center of Sciacca, famous for its beautiful sea, the monuments, and the spas. Sciacca still retains much of its medieval layout, which divided the town into quarters, each laid out on a strip of rock descending toward the sea. Sciacca has several points of interest, including: the Cathedral of Maria SS. Del Soccorso (12th century, rebuilt in 1685) and the Castle of the Counts Luna (visit from outside). 

Please note: The shops are open from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Comfortable walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen are recommended. Proper attire that covers shoulders and knees is recommended for both men and women for visits to religious venues.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Porto Empedocle, Visit & Tasting in SantAngelo Muxaro Village
Depart from the port of Porte Empedocle aboard your motor coach for a 60-minute drive accompanied by an English-speaking guide to Sant’Angelo Muxaro. The tour will allow you to enjoy the uniqueness offered by Sant'Angelo Muxaro. You will be taking a walk among the picturesque village lanes with stops, tastings and encounters. You will make a dairy stop with a tasting of cheeses produced each day by a local family. Your bakery stop will include  a taste of "pani cunzatu " (bread with local olive oil and pepper), almond cookies and honey. You will also make an artisan stop. You’ll experience a lesser known Sicily through local foods and local people. Then you will return to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen and a hat. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $139
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Trapani, Italy



6 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing

concierge
Trapani, Concierge Collection: Erice & Cooking Class at Molino Excelsior
The tour will start with a guided visit to Erice. You'll explore this medieval town and wander the winding cobbled streets.  Visit the Mother Church that’s stood here for over 700 years, and admire the Castle of Venus where the son of Athena, goddess of love, built a temple in his mother's honor. But save some sighs for the gorgeous Balio Gardens in all their rainbow bright glory where you will have free time at your leisure. Then, it’s on to meet a professional Sicilian chef for your cooking demonstration. There are three dishes on the agenda today – fish couscous, caponata (a Sicilian vegetable dish), and bruschetta alla trapanese (bruschetta topped with pesto). You will receive a certificate at the end of the class, and then it’s time to enjoy your creations. 

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen are recommended. Proper attire that covers shoulders and knees is recommended for both men and women for visits to the religious venue. This tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties or in a wheelchair because of the many stairs and slopes to climb.

price $199
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Trapani, Erice
To see the best of Sicily, you have to climb to great heights. And on this trip you’ll do exactly that. After a 45-minute coach drive to the cable station, you’ll take the cable car up to the top of a mountain. Take in the view out over the Trapani Salt Pans, the turquoise sea and all the way to the Egadi Islands – it’s breathtaking. While you’re up here, you’ll explore the medieval town that is Erice. Wander the winding cobbled streets, visit the Mother Church that’s stood there for over 700 years, and admire the Castle of Venus where the son of Athena, goddess of love, built a temple in his mother’s honor. And save some sighs for the gorgeous Balio Gardens in all their rainbow bright glory. Last, but not least, you’ll have time to enjoy the atmosphere in Erice’s tiny plaza, before you take the cable car back down to your waiting ship.

Please note: The shops are open from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and closed on Sunday. If the cable car cannot be used for operational reasons, a coach will be used instead.  Knees and shoulders must be covered when visiting any religious sites in Italy and since Erice is 2,467 feet above sea level, and generally chillier than Trapani it is recommended you bring a sweater or light jacket. This tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. 


price $99
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5.25 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

walking

sightseeing
Trapani, Marsala and Lite Lunch at Cantine Florio
You will meet your guide and board your motor coach for the 1-hour drive to Marsala and spend time in the historical center. Marsala is the most western situated city in Sicily and the fifth biggest city in Sicily with 80,000 inhabitants.  You will visit the picturesque city center and the Marsala Cathedral, which was built on the foundations of a preexisting Norman castle, with an organ with 4,317 pipes. Marsala is also famous for the production of excellent Marsala wines and after your walk in the city you will go to the most important winery of the region, the renowned Florio Winery to see how fortified wine is made and to taste it for yourself. After a light lunch at the winery you will be driven back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Proper attire that covers shoulders and knees is required for both men and women to enter the Cathedral. This tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties because of the many stairs and slopes to climb. 


price $179
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Trapani, Walking Tour with Sicilian Coffee Break
Trapani is an attractive old port town, rediscovering its charms after years of neglect. Halfway between Europe and Tunis, it was a rich trading center throughout the early Middle Ages, then, flourished again in the 19th and early 20th centuries as a stronghold of the tuna-canning industry. After that, it went into decline, and became a salty old port. Then, it was selected to host the 2004 America’s Cup and received a massive injection of cash – buildings were restored, streets in the historic center pedestrianized – giving the town and its people a new confidence. These days Trapani is a thoroughly pleasant place to hang out for a couple of days. You will join your guide for a pleasant walking visit of the historical center of Trapani, with its many churches and palazzos with their ornate façades and elaborate interior, perfect examples of the Baroque style. At the end of the guided visit, enjoy a typical Sicilian coffee break including one cannolo and one coffee or one cappuccino, followed by 45 minute free time. At the conclusion of your tour you can leisurely walk back to the pier with your guide or continue to spend time in town returning to the ship on your own.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Proper attire that covers shoulders and knees is required for both men and women to enter religious venues. This tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties because of the many stairs and slopes to climb.


price $49
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Lipari, Italy



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Lipari Highlights
Lipari is the largest of the seven Aeolian Islands and is well known not only for its mythological connections, but most of all for its natural beauty. Arriving at Marina Corta, you will board your coach and proceed on a panoramic tour of the island. Two beaches, Marina Lunga and Marina Corta, frame the town of Lipari, which is encircled by 13th -14th  century walls and dominated by a 16th century Norman castle. Nearby there is an impressive view of the bay. Between the islands of Lipari and Vulcano, in the Bocche di Vulcano, you will see picturesque rocks resembling Druidical stones, among them the Pietralunga, a basalt nearly 240 feet (72m) high. After a brief stop at Canneto Village, you will continue with your drive noting where the road is crossed by red and black veins of obsidian. Your guide will bring you to a local establishment to enjoy a delicious refreshment. You’ll then return to the landing area or you may choose to remain in town to explore on your own until the last tender departure.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat. 

price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

sightseeing
Lipari Island and Pizza Demonstration
Departing the pier by motor coach you will begin your sightseeing tour of Lipari. For the next 90 minutes you will make stops at some of the best viewpoints on the island, offering magnificent vistas of the Aeolian Archipelago.  Then it’s off to a local pizzeria, where the owners enthusiastically demonstrate how to make traditional Sicilian pizza. You’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at making your very own pizza, according to your own personal taste.  Finally, you will sit down to enjoy your creation accompanied with wine and Aeolian cookies, before returning to your yacht.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties, since much uphill walking is involved on cobblestone and gravel pathways.


price $129
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

sightseeing
Lipari, Vulcano by Boat with Hiking

The island of Vulcano, once calledHierò Thermessa is one of the most interesting in the Aeolian archipelagobecause of the exceptional nature of its landscapes and the variety of itslandscapes and the variety of its volcanic phenomena. Dedicated to Vulcan, theRoman god of fire and metal working; Homer described the island as the workshopof Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire.  Your tour will begin with a boat trip around the island  with a breathtaking view of the Faraglioni ,Grotta del Cavallo,  and Vulcanello. Theonly landing place is the Porto di Levante.  Vulcano consists of three oldcraters. The first, in the south between Monte Aria and Monte Saraceno, has been extinct for centuries; the GranCratere, on the other hand, is still active, the last eruption occurring in1890. Vulcanello, the third crater, is a promontory on the north eastern tip ofthe island created almost 2,000 years ago by an eruption. The climb up to themiddle crater is particularly interesting and you can reach the top in lessthan an hour. 

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price $99
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Sorrento, Italy



4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

boating
Sorrento, Boat Tour to Positano
A private motorboat takes you along the coast to Positano, once a sleepy little fishing village and the secret haunt of painters and writers. Its charms are still evident. Square, white Moorish-style houses are set in luxurious gardens, and descend in steep steps down the mountainside to the bay. Offshore is Galli Island, the legendary home of Sirens. Positano is embroidered with narrow lanes and steps and dominated by the splendid dome covered in polychrome majolica at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Piazzettas and cafés are filled with people pausing during the 100-step climb that leads up the hillside. Enjoy time at leisure for shopping and for a satisfying drink at a café.  

Please note: This tour is not for guests with physical limitations as it involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. However, walking up the steps is optional and not required. Wear comfortable shoes, a sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 

price $169
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4 HRS

Easy

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: Sorrento Gourmet
You will depart from the pier with your guide for this tour and board your private coach. After a 30-minute drive through the scenic countryside, you will reach Il Convento Farmhouse located in the heart of the land of the sirens, on the hills around Sorrento, overlooking the bay of Naples and Salerno.  Surrounded by lush vegetation, characterized by olive groves, vineyards and citrus groves, you will be introduced to the art of organically growing lemon and olive trees, and the production of limoncello, olive oil, as well as other typical products of this wonderful land.  You will spend an hour here, sample the award-winning limoncello and liqueurs, accompanied by a babá  (pastry) with time to shop their products, if you choose. Re-board your private coach for the 30-minute return to Sorrento. Your guide will take you on a pleasant stroll around the center of town.  And then, due to the very narrow way to reach your lunch destination, you will be transported by the private vehicles of the Ristorante Donna Sofia.  The relaxing and intimate environment of the restaurant is a tribute to actress Sophia Lauren.  Enjoy the ala carte lunch as you overlook the picturesque scenery of Mount Vesuvius in one of the best restaurants of Sorrento before returning to your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $349
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9 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: The Jewels of the Amalfi Coast
Board a private vehicle for the drive to Positano. Its charms are still evident; square, white Moorish-style houses set in luxurious gardens, descend in steep steps from the mountainside to the bay. Positano is dominated by the splendid church of Santa Maria Assunta. Piazzettas and cafés are filled with people pausing during the 100-step climb that leads up the hillside. Enjoy time at leisure for shopping and a drink at a café. You will continue on to Amalfi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a visit to the Cloister of Paradise, built between 1266 and 1268, you will enjoy a delightful typical lunch before proceeding to Ravello, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which stretches along the side of rocky cliffs overlooking the sea. You will marvel at the rocks rising out of the sea. Whitewashed villages dot the steep hillsides and cluster in the coves below. You will visit the Villa Rufolo, the 11th century Barisano da Trani, and a pulpit decorated with mosaic lions in the Cathedral. You will have free time to browse and shop before returning to Sorrento. 

Please note: This tour is not for guests with physical limitations as it involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. Wear comfortable shoes, a sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

price $349
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sorrento, Full Day Private Car with Driver & 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 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 $1149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sorrento, Full Day Private Van with Driver & 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 $1259
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sorrento, Half Day Private Car with Driver & 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 $749
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sorrento, Half Day Private Van with Driver & 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 $849
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Sorrento, Herculaneum
The city of Herculaneum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded around the 4th century B.C., copying the geometric regularity of the layout of Naples. Its “decumani” (main streets) have an east-west orientation, while the “cardines” (narrower streets) run north-south. There is undeniably a “feeling” about Herculaneum, quite different from Pompeii, where you get the impression that its ancient population of 5,000 packed up and left only moments ago. Herculaneum was smaller than Pompeii but is better preserved simply because, while hot ashes consumed the wood of Pompeii’s buildings, Herculaneum was covered by hot mud which sealed and protected entire city blocks. This means that marble floors, mosaics, paintings and carbonized woods can still be admired today. You will discover the ancient luxurious properties and villas including the House of the Mosaic, the House of Deer, the Thermae (baths) and the House of Carbonized Furniture. After a guided tour, you will be driven back to meet the yacht in Sorrento.  

Please note: This tour involves considerable walking on uneven pathways. Bring a sun hat, as shade is limited. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

price $115
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Sorrento, Journey to Pompeii
From the pier, you’ll take a 1-3/4-hour ride by motor coach to the remarkable UNESCO Site ruins of Pompeii, perfectly preserved since the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Learn about the excavation techniques and what the residents were doing at the time of the eruption, and you’ll gain an insight into the lives of the ancient Romans as you discover baths, theaters, temples, markets and the huge forum with the Arch of Nero. After your tour, you will be driven back to Sorrento to meet your Windstar yacht.

Please note: This tour involves considerable walking on uneven pathways. Bring a sun hat, as shade is limited. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Lunch is not included. 

price $119
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Amalfi, Italy



4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Amalfi, Half Day Private Car + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Amalfi, Half Day Private Van + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $899
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Amalfi, Highlights of Ravello & Amalfi
You will set out from the harbor in Amalfi and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic 30-minute drive to Ravello—one of the most popular and well-known locations on the Amalfi Coast. You will see the duomo (cathedral) as you enter the main square. If the church is open, you will be able to peek inside at the majestic marble pulpit, richly cased with mosaic friezes and columns. You will visit Villa Rufolo with your guide, a spectacular complex formed by the main palace and various other buildings of Arabian-Sicilian style, arranged on a wide terrace facing the gulf. Walk along a small avenue till you’ll arrive at the Moorish courtyard, which opens up onto a luxurious garden of pines, cypress and exotic plants. From here, you can descend to the lower terrace. At the end of your visit, relax on the return drive to Amalfi, where you will visit the Cathedral and have free time to stroll along the narrow streets.

Please note:  This is a walking tour and is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen.




price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

culture

sightseeing
Amalfi, Pompeii
From the pier, you will board a motor coach for the  90-minute ride to the remarkable ruins of Pompeii, perfectly preserved since the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in  79 A.D.  You will learn about the excavation technique and what the residents were doing at the time of the eruption, and you’ll gain an insight into the lives of the ancient Romans as you discover baths, theaters, temples, markets and the huge forum with the Arch of Nero. After your tour, you will have about 30 minutes of free time before your drive back to meet your Windstar yacht.

Please note:  This is a walking tour of a little over a mile and is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

unesco

boating
Amalfi, Positano By Boat
You will board your private boat in Amalfi for an unforgettable ride to Positano, a picturesque coastal town where white Moorish-style houses cling to the slopes around a small sparkling bay. Once a fishing village, Positano has become a retreat for the wealthy and is now a popular resort area. Artists also appreciate the intimate setting and exquisite scenery. Enjoy some free time browsing Positano's boutiques, perhaps picking up an item or two of the casual cotton clothing for which this town is noted. Re-board your boat and head to the enchanting village of Amalfi—its white houses perched on the rocks overlooking a bright blue bay. Flanked by an old Saracen tower and a 12th century Capuchin monastery, Amalfi boasts a splendid cathedral adorned with geometric designs in colored stones. Your guide will lead you to St. Andrew’s Cathedral and provide an introduction to the town before you’re set loose to explore on your own. Following this free time, return to your waiting yacht.

Please note:  This is a walking tour and is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen.



price $79
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Rome, Italy



4 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Rome Orientation Tour w/ Transfer to Airport
This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit Rome but do not feel like walking the cobblestone streets. You will meet the local guide at disembarkation  and board a coach for Rome to start the tour with  Via Veneto, which became popular in the 1960s as the heart of the “Dolce Vita” of Fellini’s Cinema, Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the monumental square surrounded by four sets of 284 columns on 88 pillars. It is the masterwork of Bernini and welcomes pilgrims  to the largest temple in Christianity. The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Your tour will continue to the Ostiense Gate,right next to the amazing Pyramid of Caio Cestio, built in 12 B.C., and the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest spa in ancient Rome.  Then you will head to the Circus Maximus, which could welcome 320,000 spectators who watched chariot races there. Pass by the Colosseum, constructed in only 8 years, where over 70,000 spectators could take a seat and leave the building in only a few minutes through its 80 entries. Your tour also includes The dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo. Your drive will continue to St. Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, where you will have free time to explore on your own. The coach will wait for you in the vicinity to return you to the airport.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica.

price $129
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Rome Orientation Tour w/ Transfer to Hotel
This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit Rome but do not feel like walking the cobblestone streets. You will meet the local guide at disembarkation  and board a coach for Rome to start the tour with  Via Veneto, which became popular in the 1960s as the heart of the “Dolce Vita” of Fellini’s Cinema, Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the monumental square surrounded by four sets of 284 columns on 88 pillars. It is the masterwork of Bernini and welcomes pilgrims  to the largest temple in Christianity. The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Your tour will continue to the Ostiense Gate,right next to the amazing Pyramid of Caio Cestio, built in 12 B.C., and the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest spa in ancient Rome.  Then you will head to the Circus Maximus, which could welcome 320,000 spectators who watched chariot races there. Pass by the Colosseum, constructed in only 8 years, where over 70,000 spectators could take a seat and leave the building in only a few minutes through its 80 entries. Your tour also includes The dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo. Your drive will continue to St. Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, where you will have free time to explore on your own. The coach will wait for you in the vicinity to return you to the hotel.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica.


price $129
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Full Day Private Auto with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/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 /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, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Full Day Private VAN with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/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/ 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, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.  


price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Half Day Private CAR with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/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 /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, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Half Day Private VAN with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/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/ 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, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1299
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6 HRS

Strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Rome, Pre-Cruise Vatican City Tour with Transfer to Yacht
You will depart from the Ambasciatori Hotel on an interesting tour to discover the beauty of the enchanting Vatican City and the worldwide famous Vatican Museums. Within the small, independent state of the Vatican City there is an exceptional collection of artwork from every era. Accompanied by your English speaking Guide, collect your audioguide and visit the Vatican Museums and the impressive Michelangelo’s  masterpieces housed in the Sistine Chapel. Walk to the splendid and awe-inspiring  St. Peter’s Basilica,  the largest church in the world. Before returning  to your coach you will also pass across the magnificent St. Peter’s Square on your way to your waiting yacht..  

Please note: This tour will occur the day of embarkation and terminate at the pier so it is suggested you bring a snack with you.  There is a strict dress code at the Museum and the Basilica. Women can wear trousers, capri pants and skirts and dresses are permitted, however they cannot be shorter than knee length and shoulders must be covered.  In very hot weather a shawl or large scarf/Pashmina can be draped around the shoulders for visiting the sites.  Bare shoulders, shorts, and short skirts are not permitted.  Men can wear long pants and at least short sleeves. No shorts, t-shirts without sleeves or baseball caps inside the churches. Large bags, backpacks and metal or pointed items are not allowed.


price $179
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6 HRS

Strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Rome, Vatican City Tour with Transfer
You will depart from the yacht on an interesting tour to discover the beauty of the enchanting Vatican City and the worldwide famous Vatican Museums. Within the small, independent state of the Vatican City there is an exceptional collection of artwork from every era. Accompanied by your English speaking Guide, collect your audioguide and visit the Vatican Museums and the impressive Michelangelo’s  masterpieces housed in the Sistine Chapel. Walk to the splendid and awe-inspiring  St. Peter’s Basilica,  the largest church in the world. Before returning  to your coach you will also pass across the magnificent St. Peter’s Square.  

Please note: This tour will terminate either at your hotel or the airport.  There is a strict dress code at the Museum and the Basilica. Women can wear trousers, capri pants and skirts and dresses are permitted, however they cannot be shorter than knee length and shoulders must be covered.  In very hot weather a shawl or large scarf/Pashmina can be draped around the shoulders for visiting the sites.  Bare shoulders, shorts, and short skirts are not permitted.  Men can wear long pants and at least short sleeves. No shorts, t-shirts without sleeves or baseball caps inside the churches. Large bags, backpacks and metal or pointed items are not allowed.  The order of sites visited may be adjusted anytime and without prior notice for security reasons. The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica may close without prior notice. Should this happen we will provide free time instead.


price $179
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