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Tallinn, Estonia

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4.15 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Tallinn Highlights
Tallinn has one of the finest medieval Old Towns in all of Northern Europe. Explore its must-see highlights by comfortable motor coach and on foot. Aboard a coach, you will proceed to the walkway opposite the main railway station to begin your stroll through the Lower Town’s historic center. Pass the Old Town Wall with its towers dating from the 13th- 15th centuries and St. Michael’s Convent and Church. Other Old Tallinn architectural highlights include medieval guild houses and the Holy Ghost Church. Then walk along narrow White Bread Passage into Town Hall Square for two more landmark buildings from the Middle Ages; the Gothic Town Hall and 15th century pharmacy. Continue to the St. Catherine’s Arts and Crafts Center for independent shopping time. Back aboard the coach, you will head to the recreational area of Pirita, passing Kadriorg Park, founded by Peter the Great. Visit the Peter I Cottage. See also the Song Festival Grounds where song festivals are held featuring approximately 30,000 performers. You will also see the well-preserved 16th century ruins of the old St. Birgitta’s Convent as well as the impressive new building, and the Olympic Yachting Complex before returning to your yacht past the monument to Brave and Enterprising People, Count Orlov’s summer residence, and the Russalka mermaid monument.

Please note:  There are approximately 20 steps up to the pharmacy which is located on the second floor. And 20 steps to enter the Peter I Cottage. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 

price $95
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4 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

unesco

sightseeing
Tallinn, Old Town with Estonian Forklore & Food Tasting
Tallinn’s Old Town has earned a place in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Capture views of its must-see highlights and gain an appreciation of Estonia’s rich musical traditions. Your coach will travel past the Old Town Wall, the National Opera, and Freedom Square.  You will ascend Dome Hill (Toompea), for enchanting views of the Parliament of Estonia, the Tall Hermann Tower and the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevski. Other sites include the Lutheran Dome Church (St. Mary’s Cathedral) and the House of the Estonian Knighthood.  Then take a stroll along narrow cobblestone lanes and alleys for sweeping panoramas of the Lower Town with its red rooftops and slender church steeples framed by beautiful sea views.  Enter a restaurant and meet a folk musician, learn about Estonian music traditions and see the playing of various musical instruments. Refreshments of Estonian schnapps, pickled pumpkin and cheese will be served before your walk continues to Town Hall Square, past the Great Guild House, House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Beyond lies the Town Council’s 15th century Apothecary and Town Hall. After traversing Apteegi (Pharmacy) Lane you will continue to the Katariina (Catherine’s) Passage lined with handicraft workshops and Müürivahe Lane, a street market brimming with wool and linen products. Reboard the coach and return to the ship.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended as some of the walk is along cobblestone streets and there are 20 steps to climb to enter the churches.


price $129
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2.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

concierge
Tallinn, Concierge Collection: Chocolate Making Workshop
The tourist coach will take you to Rottermann Quarter where you can learn all about chocolate in a chocolate-making workshop. It is here that the famous Estonian Kalev Producer has opened its newest shop, which not only sells chocolate, marzipan and confectionery products to sweet tooth’s but also organizes workshops on truffles. Your tour will include a 2-hour workshop on chocolate. You will have an extraordinary opportunity to make delicious fillings for your truffles and cover them with chocolate under the supervision of an experienced Master Confectioner. After the workshop you will be welcome to use your shopping privilege in the Kalev store and receive a discount on your purchase. The coach will take you back to the ship. 

Please note: There are 20 steps to enter the workshop.


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Tallinn, Concierge Collection: Memories Of An Estonian Diplomat
Your motor coach will transport you from the port  to Tallinn Lower Town. In the ancient Three Sisters building you will enjoy refreshments and snacks while meeting with an Estonian Diplomat. The Three Sisters is Estonian´s only boutique hotel that is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateux group. In 2003, three of Tallinn´s merchant houses, built in 1362, were renovated and united to create The Three Sisters, which now offers modern amenities with great design and a backdrop of medieval history. After the meeting continue your walking tour by Pikk Street and pay attention to Great Guild House and the House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads. You will also see a  former KGB house. The Lower Town was a free Hanseatic city of craftspeople and merchants and its history is evident in its guild houses, merchants’ homes, and warehouses. Reach Town Hall Square, the hub of Lower Town, after passing the Church of the Holy Spirit and White Bread Passage. Here you will see Tallinn Town Hall, the only surviving Gothic town hall in northern Europe and former home of the town council. Also, notice the Town Hall Pharmacy across the square, which has been in business since 1422. Rejoin your coach at Nunne Street and drive back to port.

Please note:  There are 10 steps to enter the Three Sisters building.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


price $169
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2 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

concierge
Tallinn, Concierge Collection: Soviet Flashback
Board a Soviet VIP bus for a tour of Tallinn!  You will have a special guide on this tour, militiaman Comrade Jerjomin or his assistant. The guide will be a charismatic person who will play guitar and flute, tell great stories about Soviet life, sing Russian songs such as Katyusha and Kalinka, and guide you around Tallinn. He will demonstrate how foreign tourists were welcomed in the USSR: line up, passport control, and suspicious interviewing. You will be treated to some vodka shots and pickles while listening to Soviet propaganda as you begin your tour. In an authentic Soviet bus.  Among tourist attractions you will see:  the “unfinished bridge to Finland,” – a monument to WWII erected in Soviet Estonia,  and Estonia´s pocket-sized Moscow – the Soviet housing complex.   You will visit Maarjamäe Manor where you will enjoy a Soviet-style picnic on the bus. The guide will serve pie and a glass of the local beverage while sharing funny and personal stories from Soviet time. You will have a rest stop at Pirita Olympic Center built in 1980 for the Moscow Olympics and enjoy a marvelous view.On the way back to the pier, you will be taught Soviet songs and some Estonian expressions.

Please note:   There are some steps to climb in Maarjamäe..


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Tallinn, Estonian Home through Centuries
Explore Tallinn, to discover the early lifestyles of Estonia’s people and venture out to a charming local home and garden on this delightful sightseeing adventure. Just 20 minutes from the pier you will visit the Rocca-al-Mare Open Air Museum, showcasing fascinating examples of Estonian rural architecture going back over 200 years.  Back aboard the coach, there’s a 10-minute drive to the seaside setting of a modern Estonian private home. On arrival, your hostess, Mrs. Reine proudly escorts you around her home and garden. You will hear interesting stories of her family, work and hobby during a coffee break on the terrace.  Back aboard the coach, you will head for the Upper Town of Old Tallinn and the Tall Hermann Tower on Toompea Hill. A short walk will then bring you to Palace Square surrounded by the Parliament House and the Russian Orthodox Church. After passing St. Mary’s Cathedral your stroll will continue over narrow cobblestone lanes to a scenic viewpoint for expansive panoramas of the Lower Town with its towers and steeples rising above a cluster of red-tiled roofs. En route back to your yacht, you will pass splendid houses formerly belonging to wealthy landowners.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended as some of the walk is along cobblestone streets.  There are 20 steps to enter the churches.


price $159
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St. Petersburg, Russia



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

wine

essentials
St. Petersburg, Folklore Performance
This is an evening of spectacular cultural value featuring the St. Petersburg Highlights folklore group. Embark on a fascinating, 90-minute musical journey through different regions of Russia, with acrobatic Don Cossack dances, Russian and Ukrainian choral singing which includes the famous Russian folksong, Kalinka, accompanied by live Balalaika music. Champagne and mineral water will be served during the intermission.

Please note: The theater is not wheelchair accessible; there are stairs and no elevator. Seating assignments are selected at random and are not based upon your time of booking. Photo/video is not allowed during the performance.


price $75
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, 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 $999
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

concierge
St. Petersburg, Gold and Diamond Treasures of the Hermitage
You will depart from the pier for a scenic 30-minute drive to the Hermitage Museum where you will visit the Diamond and Gold Rooms of the Hermitage.  The Diamond Room is home to a significant collection of archaeological finds; the famous Scythian and Greek gold, numerous royal gifts and a fabulous collection of Western European jewelry crafted by the most prominent jewelers of the time.  A portion of the exhibit is highlighted by a superb collection of royal snuffboxes fashioned by many brilliant masters of the 18th century.  Then you will visit the Gold Room, which features a unique 3-section collection of jewelry amassed over two centuries and designed by Russian, European and Oriental artists and craftsmen.  It was known as the ‘Treasure Gallery’ under Catherine the Great and augmented to yet greater splendor by her successors.  The ‘Gold of Nomads’ consists of unique archaeological finds from the North Coast of the Black Sea, Northern Caucasus and Western Siberia, including the Siberian collection of Peter the Great and the fabulous Scythian Gold of the 7th–4th centuries B.C.  The ‘Jewelry Art of the East and South America’ is an exquisite selection of Oriental jewelry collections from Central Asia, Caucasus, India, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Byzantium, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, and South America.  The ‘Pre-Columbian Jewelry of South America’ features a huge variety of polished gemstones in every shape, size and color. Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the approximately 30-minute return drive to the pier.

Please note: Taking photos or videos is forbidden in the Gold Room. Flash photography is not allowed at the Hermitage.


price $179
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Grand St. Petersburg
Discover St. Petersburg’s fascinating history and priceless artistic treasures on this exploration by motor coach. Your tour will begin with a 15-minute journey to the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, an ideal vantage point for impressive views.Sites you will see include the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Cathedral, with its distinctive gilded spire soaring over 380 feet into the sky, and the 18th century university. Cross  the Trinity Bridge over the Neva River to see the Field of Mars, the Admiralty Building and the imposing façade of the Winter Palace. Continue past St. Isaac’s Square to view the exterior of Mariinsky Palace and the monument to Czar Nicholas I. After lunch, you will visit the Hermitage Museum, a spectacular landmark ranking among the world’s finest museums. As you marvel at the wonderful paintings and tapestries adorning the museum walls, pay special attention to the spectacular staircases, marble structures, malachite columns and highly decorated floors and ceilings, in this former residence of the mighty Russian czars.

Please note: Flash photography is not allowed in the Hermitage. Extensive walking and stair climbing is involved at the museum and there may be lines and delays between galleries. Congestion and waiting can be anticipated. Participants in wheelchairs must advise the Shore Excursion Desk ahead of time in order to pre-arrange the use of the elevators in the Hermitage, which are not accessible to all visitors. Guests in wheelchairs will require assistance in pushing their wheelchairs in order to stay with the group. No free time in the Hermitage is possible on Monday visits. 


price $175
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, 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 $499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, 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 $699
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8 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
St. Petersburg, Imperial St. Petersburg
View some of St. Petersburg's most beautiful highlights and visit some of the previously "off-limits" wonders of this historical city.  You'll begin with a visit to Peter the Great’s fabulous Summer Palace at Peterhof. Walk through the sumptuous interior of this great palace and out into the gardens to view the breathtaking fountains designed in the 18th century by Peter the Great.You will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before traveling by hydrofoil to St. Petersburg for your tour of the city which includes a stop at the battleship Aurora, and a drive by Decembrists' Square, where you will see the famous Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Finally, you will visit one of St. Petersburg's most noted landmarks, the Church of the Resurrection (Church on the Spilled Blood). You will also be given some free time to shop for traditional Russian souvenirs at the "Black Market" across the street. 

Please note: Operation of the hydrofoil is dependent upon the weather conditions of the day. Tour order may vary. This tour is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are long walking distances, cobblestones and gravel paths in the Peterhof Gardens. This tour requires extensive walking and stair-climbing. The Grand Palace is not wheelchair accessible due to narrow staircases and no elevators. The boat pier and hydrofoil is not wheelchair accessible.


price $249
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Peter & Paul Fortress and St. Isaacs Cathedral
Drive to the city center with an introduction to the history of St. Petersburg.  The first stop is at the Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul.  The Peter & Paul Fortress was founded in 1703 to defend the city, and is considered to be the birth place of St. Petersburg.  The Cathedral, designed by Trezini, features a guilded spire stretching more than 380 feet into the sky and is a distinctive, majestic landmark. Continue past the 18th century buildings of the University and across the bridge over the Neva River to the mainland. The next stop is at St. Isaac’s Square.  Here you will visit the St. Isaac’s Cathedral.  The Cathedral, designed by the French Architect Montferrand, is the largest church in St. Petersburg with a capacity of 10,000 people. The interior of the cathedral is richly decorated with different kinds of marble, malachite and other semi-precious stones. 

Please note: Tour order may vary. This tour is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are long walking distances and cobblestones.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture
St. Petersburg, Russian Ballet
St. Petersburg has long been regarded as one of the world’s most famous ballet centers. Here’s a grand opportunity to enjoy a special performance of a well-known ballet at a leading theater. There will be a 20-30-minute drive to the venue for the performance of a classical ballet – such as Giselle or Swan Lake. The actual performance scheduled will be known nearer the time.  Dance is an integral part of the Russian nature and for two centuries this country has maintained its superiority in this art form. With the help of Italian and French choreographers, artists and composers, dancers and ballerinas, Russian ballet finally triumphed in Paris in the early 1900s, at a time when that city had almost lost its own ballet art.  At the conclusion of the evening’s triumphant performance, you will return by coach to the ship..

Please note: Seating assignments are selected at random and are not based on the time of booking. Photo/video taking is not permitted during the performance.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, The Hermitage
Your tour’s main destination will be the Hermitage Museum – a spectacular landmark which ranks among the world’s finest museums. The Hermitage was created in 1764 by Czarina Catherine the Great. Her original purchase of 225 canvasses by Dutch and Flemish masters provided the nucleus of today's collection, which consists of almost 3 million exhibits and represents many cultures. The museum boasts 353 rooms, filled with masterpieces by Raphael, Titan, Giorgione, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and others. Located within the Winter Palace on the banks of the Neva River, the Hermitage Museum is a work of art in itself. Pay special attention to the spectacular staircases, marble structures, malachite columns and highly decorated floors and ceilings, in this former residence of mighty Russian czars.

Please note: Flash photography is not allowed in the Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage requires extensive walking and stair climbing and there may be lines and delays between galleries. Guests in wheelchairs must advise the Shore Excursion Desk ahead of time in order to pre-arrange the use of the elevators in the Hermitage, which are not accessible to all visitors. Guests in wheelchairs will require assistance for pushing their wheelchair in order to stay with the group. No free time in the Hermitage on Mondays. 


price $95
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5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Tour of Grand Palace in Peterhof
Petrodvorets (or Peterhof), the town of palaces, is located on the south shore of the Gulf of Finland, about 25 miles from the pier of St. Petersburg. Built in 1710 as the summer residence of Peter the Great, this lovely complex of gilded fountains and sprawling parks rivals even Versailles. After a motor coach ride from the yacht, you’ll see Peterhof’s picturesque French gardens, 64 fountains, waterfalls, staircases and stunning marble statues. In the middle of the grounds is the spectacular Grand Palace, built in Baroque and Russian styles. It features hundreds of rooms comprising the palace’s state apartments. Just some of the amazing rooms you will see include the large Throne Room used for ceremonies and receptions, the Partridge Dining Room, the White Dining Room, in early Classical style, and Peter the Great’s private study.

Please note: Peterhof is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are stairs, no elevators, gravel paths and long walking distances. Some of the fountains and/or rooms may be closed periodically for repairs. 


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

boating

essentials
St. Petersburg, Waterways of St. Petersburg and Panoramic Drive
Take a look at St. Petersburg's marvelously dramatic history from a completely different angle--from the water surrounding its numerous squares, monuments, and palaces. The exact route of your trip will depend on the boat size and traffic conditions of the waterways. The city was founded along the embankments of the Neva River, whose embankments were constructed in the middle of the 18th  century. Developing the best traditions of Russian architecture and town planning, the architects of St. Petersburg made expert use of the natural conditions and created splendid architectural ensembles on the Neva which are embraced by the community for their artistic design. You will have the unique opportunity to explore St Petersburg, with its numerous squares and buildings of great historical interest and splendid beauty from this entirely different perspective. Champagne will be served during the boat ride. After the boat ride you will disembark your boat and continue with the panoramic drive.

Please note:  Tour involves 70 steps at the Yusupov Palace and wheelchairs are not permitted. Boat pier and boats are not wheelchair accessible. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Operation of boats is dependent upon the weather conditions of the day. Boat route may vary.


price $75
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Faberge Museum & Frence Impressionsts
During this tour you will have a unique opportunity to admire the pieces of art created by the masters of late 19th  to early 20th  century. Visit the collection of French art that is the largest outside France, displaying works by Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Matisse. It is exhibited in the building of the General Headquarters, which is situated on the Palace square in front of the Winter Palace  - the main residence of of the Russian Royal Family. Afterwards, your guide will take you to the Faberge Museum, opened in St. Petersburg in 2013 displaying more than 4,000 items including 9 jeweled eggs once owned by the czars. Among them you will find "Coronation Easter Egg" that belonged to Nicolas the Second as well as "Lily of the Valley" and "Orange Tree." The exhibits are displayed in one of the most beautiful palaces that once belonged to the Shuvalov family. In this wonderful place one can find a great number of exhibits dating back to the 19th  and 20th  centuries.

Please note: Photo and video taking is not allowed in the Faberge Museum. Neither venue is wheelchair accessible. Tour order may vary.  


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, 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 $999
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8 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

sightseeing

essentials
St. Petersburg, Glories of St. Petersburg
You will board a motor coach for a 50-minute drive to the town of Pushkin and Catherine's Palace, whose grandiose white, blue, and gold façade stretches 978 feet. During World War II, the Palace sustained severe damage but has been restored to its original glory. The Palace's magnificent rooms include the famous Picture Gallery and the Great Hall, as well as the unforgettable Amber Room which sparkles in unparalleled, breathtaking splendor. The park-like grounds are embellished with a number of charming pavilions - among them the Grotto Pavilion and the Hermitage. After lunch you'll head to the Hermitage Museum - the largest art museum in Russia and one of the most prestigious and fabulous museums in the world. Its collection of Western European art is second to none, and the nearly three million objects contained in the Hermitage are, like the building itself, beautiful and seemingly endless. 

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are long walking distances through the Gardens of Pushkin. Catherine’s Palace is not wheelchair accessible due to the steep staircases and no elevators. There is extensive walking between different parts of the Hermitage. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Guests in wheelchairs must advise the Shore Excursion Desk ahead of time in order to pre-arrange the use of the elevators in the Hermitage, which are not accessible to all visitors. 


price $209
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, 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 $499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, 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 $699
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Panoramic Drive
Drive to the city center with an introduction to the history of St. Petersburg. At the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, you will take in the view of the Neva River, the Rostral Columns, the Winter Palace, and Hermitage Museum. See also the Peter and Paul Fortress, founded in 1703 to defend the city and considered to be the birthplace of St. Petersburg. The Cathedral, designed by Trezini, features a gilded spire stretching more than 380 feet into the sky – a distinctive, majestic landmark. This is the burial ground for many members of the Romanov royal family. Continue past the 18th century buildings of the university and drive across the Trinity Bridge over the Neva River to the mainland past the Field of Mars, the Admiralty Building and the imposing façade of the Winter Palace. You will stop at St. Isaac’s Square in front of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to view and photograph the exterior of Mariinsky Palace at the far end of the square, as well as the monument to Czar Nicholas I

Please note: No inside visits are conducted on this tour. There will be photo stops only.

price $49
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Pushkin & Pavlosk
The town of Pushkin, only 50 minutes from your pier contains a marvelous ensemble of palaces and parks. Catherine’s Palace is an ornate masterpiece whose façade is decorated in white, blue and gold. You will see a series of imposing rooms, including the famous Picture Gallery and Great Hall and the recreated Amber Room, whose panels were stolen by the Nazis during the war, smuggled (as legend holds) to Paraguay and lost forever. After lunch, you will proceed on to the Imperial Estate of Pavlovsk and Grand Paul’s Palace, a gift from Catherine the Great to her son Paul on the birth of his son, Alexander. The Grecian Ballroom, adorned with green-fluted Corinthian columns, is probably the palace’s most elegant room. Paul’s rooms are richly adorned with mahogany and heavy gilding while those of his wife pervade a distinctive charm, rather than grandeur. Nearby Pavlovsk Park boasts ponds, valleys, waterfalls and statues and is one of the largest of its type in Europe.

Please note: This excursion is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. The palace is not wheelchair accessible due to its steep staircase, absence of elevators and long walking distances. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. The tour timetable may vary due to traffic conditions. 


price $185
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

dining

culture

walking
St. Petersburg, Through the Eyes of the Russian People
Experience St. Petersburg through the eyes of its inhabitants. One of the popular tourist attractions is to take a ride on the Metro. The Metro's stunning stations were intended by Stalin to be "palaces for the people." Thousands of tons of marble, granite and limestone were used to face the walls, and sculptures, mosaics, and chandeliers were commissioned from leading artists. The first line, opened in 1955 is the most fascinating. You will be shown a few stations and take a short ride on the train where you will be able to take a peek at St. Petersburg's markets and food stores, providing an intriguing insight into local life. Sellers in the market come from all over the former Soviet Union and you will be able to witness a variety of nationalities there and enjoy friendly attitudes. After the visit to the market, stop for souvenir shopping and go to a downtown restaurant specializing in Russian food and hospitality. You will be treated to a variety of vodkas together with traditional Russian condiments served to complement this famous Russian drink. After the vodka sampling, you will return to the ship. 

Please note: This tour involves considerable walking and is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. Metro is not wheelchair accessible due to the steep staircase, absence of elevators and long walking distances. Tour timetable may vary due to the traffic conditions. 


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating
St. Petersburg, Yusupov Palace & Waterways
Take a look at St. Petersburg's marvelously dramatic history from a completely different angle--from the water surrounding its numerous squares, monuments and palaces. The exact route of your trip will depend on the boat size and traffic conditions of the waterways, but you will have an hour of on-the- water sightseeing. You will disembark your boat near the Yusupov Palace, where you will discover an intriguing story of the palace, its owners, and the dramatic events which ended the life of the infamous Grigori Rasputin. Yusupov Palace is located on the banks of the Moika River--one of the 57 palaces that were owned by Felix Yusupov, who was almost as wealthy as the Czar himself. Among the palace's treasures are French tapestries and porcelain, Venetian mirrors and wood-carvings. It was here in 1916 that the notorious Grigori Rasputin was assassinated. Your tour will take you through the rooms of the palace, and after climbing down the narrow winding staircase you will see the very place where Felix Yusupov, with his accomplices, tried to assassinate Rasputin.

Please note: This tour involves 70 steps at the Yusupov Palace and wheelchairs are not permitted. Boat pier and boats are not wheelchair accessible. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Operation of boats is dependent upon the weather conditions. Boat route may vary. 


price $125
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Helsinki, Finland



2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

boating

concierge
Helsinki, Concierge Collection: Archipelago Speed Boat Adventure
You will take a short walk to the pier of departure where you will be given appropriate clothes to change in to  and a life jacket and you will be ready for a fast boat ride in the Finnish Archipelago. You will board your special speed boat, built with a fiberglass-reinforced hull and powered by a powerful engine and begin your adventure heading away from the center of the city, past the embassy park and Suomenlinna Island. Pass the giant Icebreakers heading toward the narrow straight “Kustaanmiekka,” and then hit full throttle! You will experience the scenic Finnish Archipelago at 40 knots, traveling over the waves and past large and small islands. See Finnish summer homes, some dating back to the 19th century. You will land at a scenic location in the Finnish Archipelago and enjoy some refreshments, Finnish style, fry sausages and sample a taste of Finnish beer. Speeding back to the city, enjoy more of the Helsinki skyline before arriving back to the boarding point. You will return to the pier and walk back to your ship, one great thrilling experience richer!

Please note: The sites passed and visited are subject to change due to weather conditions, high-water or rough seas. The Captain has the right to cancel, change, shorten or abort the tour at any time due to weather conditions, high water or rough seas. Guests are required to be in normal physical condition.


price $279
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Helsinki, Highlights
Experience the bustling city harbor of Helsinki with its large ferries and picturesque islands. Take a short motor coach ride to the city center – a fascinating mix of East and West, old and new. Stop in the historic heart of Helsinki, Senate Square which dates back to 1778. Visit the famous Rock Church – an intriguing modern-day structure built entirely into bedrock and quarried stone. You’ll pass City Hall, the President’s Palace, Olympic Stadium, Opera House, and the Parliament House. In Sibelius Park, photograph the monument of over 600 steel pipes which honors the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Take note of the location of Esplanade Street, famous for its fine shops and open-air restaurants. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the option of shopping independently in town or returning to the yacht.

Please note: In the event that a special function is being held at the Rock Church, an inside visit will not be possible. 


price $85
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Helsinki, On Foot
One of the finest ways to explore Helsinki’s tree-lined avenues, graceful parks, and distinctive architecture is on foot. From the pier, a coach will transport you directly to Senate Square, with its imposing Lutheran Church, Senate Building, and University, in neo-classical style. From here, your walk passes the Eliel Saarinen Central Railway Station, National Theater and Sanoma Talo. Then view several formidable buildings which dominate the city skyline, such as the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Finlandia Hall, the National Museum, and Parliament House.  A welcome cup of coffee or tea will be served with a pastry at a waterfront café near the Opera House, before ascending to the Töölö residential area, through Hesperia Park. Ahead lies the famous Rock Church, a magnificent modern-day structure built entirely into bedrock and quarried stone. As your walk concludes here, a coach will return you directly to the pier. Guests on morning departures have the option of staying in the downtown area before returning independently to the ship.

Please note: Audio headsets are provided. As the walk covers approximately 4 miles, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. When special functions are being held at the Rock Church, an interior visit is not possible. The order of sites visited may be altered.


price $99
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Klaipeda, Lithuania



7.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

unesco

sightseeing

boating

concierge
Klaipeda: Concierge Collection: Sailing & Tasting in Nida
Drive from the port to the ferry for the 10-minute trip across the lagoon to the Curonian Spit. The Spit is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its unique and unspoiled nature. Your destination will be Nida, the central settlement and thought to be the oldest on the Spit. Nida became very popular among artists in the 19th century.  You will visit Mizgiris amber gallery-museum. Then, take a delightful trip in the traditional flat bottom boat Kurenas.  Sailing in the lagoon is by far the best way to see the natural beauty of the Curonian Spit and the breathtaking views of sand dunes, which are still drifting and changing every year.  The Captain will also tell you why Kurenas used to be the best fishing ship in the lagoon.  Back on the shore you will be able to sample locally smoked fish with black bread and enjoy famous Lithuanian beer or coffee in the harbor restaurant. Enjoy a stroll through the center of Nida, see the old fishermen’s cottages, beautiful weathervanes and have a chance to buy local souvenirs at the craft market. Before returning to Klaipeda stop at the 171-foot-high Great Dune, and see the magnificent panorama over the dunes and the town. From the Great Dune on a sunny day you can also see the Russian territory of Kaliningrad!  It really is that close!

Please note: Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended.


price $159
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7 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

dining

unesco
Klaipeda: Explore, Hike & Lunch On The Curonian Peninsula
You will board your motor coach at the pier and drive to the ferry that will cross the lagoon to the Curonian Peninsula.  You will drive through this picturesque narrow stretch of land, which is 60 miles long and see the diverse nature of the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in the oldest fishing village of Juodkrante where you will walk up the Hill of Witches with its assembly of witches, devils, and fairy tale monsters, all carved from oak.  Continue to Nida, where your walking tour will see the fishermen’s cottages, beautiful weathervanes, the flat-bottom boat Kurenas and you will have a chance to buy some souvenirs.  Then enjoy a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. In the nearby Kazimieras Mizgiris Amber Gallery you will learn all there is to know about amber.   You will continue by motor coach to the 171-foot-high Great Dune, and see the magnificent panorama over the dunes and the town. From the Great Dune on a sunny day you can also see the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. It is really that close! Upon your return to Klaipeda, you will receive a small sachet of amber pieces.

Please note:   At the Hill of Witches you will walk 1200 yards on hard gravel forest path going uphill. Roots of the trees are crossing the path. (Instead of going to the Hill of Witches, guests can stay on a shore of the Curonian Lagoon).  In Nida, you will walk 800 yards on flat surface and no steps to be climbed.  At the Great Dune you will walk about 300 yards on an asphalt road going uphill. There are 5 steps to be climbed and there is a ramp for wheelchairs. At Mizgiris Amber Gallery there are 50 yards to walk on flat surface and 2 steps to be climbed at the entrance and no ramp or elevator. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $109
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Klaipeda: Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Klaipeda exactly right for you. 

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 Klaipeda area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Klaipeda: Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Klaipeda exactly right for you. 

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 Klaipeda area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $549
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4.45 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

unesco

essentials
Klaipeda: Hiking In Dune Paradise
You will board your motor coach at the pier and take a short drive through Klaipeda, to take a 10-minute ferry ride across the lagoon to the Curonian Peninsula National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Your destination will be Nagliai Nature Reserve, an impressive landscape sometimes called the Curonian Desert. The entire length of the dunes is made up of ravines of the most intricate patterns blown by the wind. Randomly the dunes and sand hills are covered by grassy flora. Between 1675 and 1854 the sand blown by the westerly winds buried the village of Nagliai. You will take a walk on the trail to see the breathtaking beauty of this natural and sensitive landscape. Then drive to Juodkrante, the oldest fishermen’s village on the Spit. A peaceful village turned into a busy resort in summer time.  You will see the delicate Neo-Gothic church, charming Weathervane Gallery, or walk alongside the lagoon which is decorated with modern sculptures. Before returning to Klaipeda, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in a fishermen family’s restaurant on the shore of the Curonian Lagoon. You will sample traditional Lithuanian beer with freshly smoked fish and dark bread, Lithuanian cheese and honey. Back in Klaipeda you will have time to see the Theatre Square and browse through the amber market.

Please note:   At the Dunes you will have 1 hour of hiking along the sandy and narrow wooden path which will go uphill and downhill.  At the Lutheran Church there are 2 steps at the entrance, flat surfaces inside, but no ramp. At the Weathervane Gallery there are 2 steps at the entrance, and flat surfaces inside, but no ramp. Klaipeda Old Town has cobblestones. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $69
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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco

walking
Klaipeda: Legends Of The Hill Of Witches
You will board your motor coach at the pier and drive to the ferry that will cross the lagoon to the Curonian Peninsula.  You will drive through this picturesque narrow stretch of land, which is 60 miles long and see the diverse nature of the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in the oldest fishing village of Juodkrante where you will take a guided walk up the Hill of Witches with its assembly of 80 witches, devils, and fairy tale monsters, all carved from oak.  Walk on the shoreline of the lagoon, where the trail is decorated with modern sculptures. Stop to see the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Gallery of Weathervanes. In the 19th century, weathervanes were used as a special marking system on the top of the fishing boats. Later, the weathervanes developed into an original artistic phenomenon. You will receive a small sachet of Baltic amber pieces.  Re-board your motor coach and return to Klaipeda with time to browse the amber market before returning to the ship.  

Please note:   At the Hill of Witches you will walk 1200 yards on hard gravel forest path going uphill. Roots of the trees are crossing the path. (Instead of going to the Hill of Witches, guests can stay on a shore of the Curonian Lagoon).  At the Lutheran Church there are 2 steps at the entrance, flat surfaces inside, but no ramp. At the Weathervane Gallery there are 2 steps at the entrance, and flat surfaces inside, but no ramp. In Klaipeda Old Town your total walking distance will be 200 yards over cobblestones and 1-2 steps. Guests may choose to walk less.Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $65
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Klaipeda: Old Town & Palanga Amber Museum
This tour combines the sites of the Old Town of Klaipeda along with the marvels of the Amber Museum in Palanga. A visit to the Old Town of Klaipeda will begin with a stop in the Theatre Square and its symbol to romantic love– a sculpture of Annchen from Tharau. Take a stroll along the narrow streets of the Old Town where in old times craftsmen: shoemakers, blacksmiths, bakers used to live. Look for a hand-made souvenir and choose a piece of amber at the handicrafts market stalls. Then you will continue towards the resort town Palanga through the central part of Klaipeda. Arrive in Palanga and stroll through the Botanical park, founded by Count Tiskevicius more than a 100 years ago.  The 19th  century Neo-Renaissance-style mansion now houses the biggest Amber Museum in the Baltics. In the museum find out all about the Baltic gold: its origins, places where amber can be found, unique inclusions containing insects, even lizards and bits of extinct plants, replicas of the stone age and amber treasures.  On the way back to the sea you will pass “Birute’s Hill” and the Lourdes. It is said that the beautiful priestess Birute was taken in marriage against her will by Grand Duke Kestutis. After her death she was allegedly buried on the hill, where now stands a modest sculpture. After a short beach stroll you will walk back through the park to rejoin the coach and drive back to Klaipeda.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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6 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

essentials
Klaipeda: Soviet Nuclear Weapon Site
In one of the most beautiful places in the Plokstine Forest, in Zemaitija National Park, the Soviet Nuclear Weapons’ Site is located.  It was built under great secrecy in 1960. The site became operational in 1963. There were 4 silos, which housed surface-to-surface missiles. The Nuclear Weapons Site was closed in 1979 but the site was fully restored and now all premises bring back to life the realities of the Cold War period as the site opens its grim corridors and tunnels for guided tours. Board your motor coach from the pier for the 1.5-hour drive to the site.   It is possible to climb through the narrow hatch and see one of the silos. The deep mine shaft and underground tunnels are really impressive. There you will also see some of the symbols of the longstanding propaganda between the West and the Soviet Union. On the way back from this apocalyptic site, and as a complete contrast, you will see the most beautiful sites of the national park: crystal – the clear waters of the Plateliai Lake and three spectacular islands. Before heading back to Klaipeda you will have a light lunch of traditional dishes: cold beetroot soup, potato dumplings with meat, hash browns, natural yogurt, tea or coffee or a local beer in a Lithuanian café.

Please note:   This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. The Soviet Nuclear Weapon Site is underground with many steps and thresholds. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $95
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

wine

culture
Klaipeda: Village Life In Lithuania
In a village, 19 miles east of Klaipeda you will get a taste of the Lithuanian way of life. Learn about the Soviet period when thousands of Lithuanians were deported to Siberia, and the resistance movement in Lithuania. Meet the village folk and listen to their song.  You will board your motor coach at the pier and take a picturesque drive along the Minijos River that will lead to the neighboring village of Lapiai.  You will drive through the main street of the village and learn about village life in the days of the Soviet collective farm and how it has changed since Lithuania regained its independence in 1990.  Then you will stop at the home of the first British Defense Attaché in the newly independent Lithuania, who now lives in the village. You will listen to stories of his life as a bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force, his time as a Defense Attaché in Cold War Moscow and Lithuania. You will be able to visit his refurbished old house built in 1926, wander around the large garden with him and see the Lapiai Castle Hill. A selection of homemade goodies will be served under the apple trees.  Taste the Lithuanian cake and cheese and try some homemade juice and wine. On your return trip to Klaipeda you will visit the Old Town seeing the Theatre Square and the sculpture of Annchen from Tharau. You will have time to stroll around the narrow streets or visit the stalls of amber jewelry, which is not only beautifully made, but also a very good value.

Please note:   This tour is recommended for guests who are able to walk 0.2 miles and climb a couple of steps. The drive to Lapiai involves bumpy and winding roads.  The walk in Old Town Klaipeda will be on cobblestones and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 


price $65
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Gdansk, Poland



4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Gdansk & Private Cruise by Steamboat
The city’s Old Town with its 1,000 years of history has left a rich collection of buildings and monuments designed in a splendid mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Although the Old Town of Gdansk is not as old as it might seem, since over 80% of the buildings were rebuilt after the devastation of World War II, it has been completely and lovingly restored to its’ previous glory. To get a flavor of this ancient city, you will board your private steamboat and follow the royal route from the Green Gate on the banks of Motlawa, which takes in Long Street and Long Market with its town houses spanning 400 years, the Main Town Hall, with its’ Red Chamber which is one of the most beautiful chambers in Poland, Arthur’s Court and the representative symbol of Gdansk- the Neptune Fountain. The most charming street in Gdansk is St. Mary Street which delights its visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings. You will have 30 minutes of free time to explore the Old Town.. This tour also includes beer tasting of three beers on board the steamboat while you are cruising.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $249
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4.45 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Gdansk, City Tour with Beer Tasting
The city’s 1,000 years of history has left a rich collection of buildings and monuments designed in a splendid mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Although the Old Town of Gdansk is not as old as it might seem, since over 80% of the buildings were rebuilt after the devastation of World War II, it has been completely and lovingly restored to its’ previous glory. To get a flavor of this ancient city, follow the royal route from the Green Gate on the banks of Motlawa, which takes in Long Street and Long Market with its town houses spanning 400 years, the Main Town Hall, with its’ Red Chamber which is one of the most beautiful chambers in Poland, Arthur’s Court and the representative symbol of Gdansk- the Neptune Fountain. The most charming street in Gdansk is St. Mary Street which delights its’ visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings. In the Old Brewery (Brovarnia Gdansk) you can discover how by using only natural products the fresh beer is made and you will try local beers produced by the brewery.  As you enjoy your tasting you will never forget the amazing panoramic view of Old Town seen from our Summer Beer Terrace. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $89
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5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

walking
Gdansk, Kayak & Old Town
Kayaking will give you the unforgettable opportunity to admire the Old Town of Gdansk from the water. You will see the Gdansk Crane, Spichrz Island, and many more interesting sites visible from the canal. You will depart by bus for the 30-minute drive to your kayaking location.  You will be fitted with life jackets and shown to your kayak.  Your guide will take you on this unique 1.5-hour tour before you  dock near Gdansk’s Old Town – a collection of marvelous buildings and monuments in Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. Your guided walk will bring you past the Town Hall, Long Market, and the beautiful 15th century merchant’s Palace of Artus Court. Pause at Neptune’s Fountain to admire this monumental symbol of Gdansk’s Hanseatic past, then proceed down to the waterfront canal.  You will turn up Mariacka or St. Mary’s Street, with their lively atmosphere, quaint shops, and lovely terraced buildings. You will see St. Mary’s Church, the world’s largest brick church, accommodating some 25,000 worshipers. This medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. You will have approximately 30 minutes to shop for amber jewelry, artwork, and souvenirs before the return bus trip to your waiting yacht.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 


price $119
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5 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing
Gdansk, Malbrok Castle
Malbork Castle is the most complete and elaborate example of the Gothic brick castle complex in the characteristic and unique style of the Teutonic Order. What is more, in 1997 it was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNSECO. Much of the original structure survives at Malbork to testify to the high standards and outstanding quality of the workmanship practiced in the region throughout the 14th century. Construction along the Nogat River commenced in 1274, with the Teutonic Knights creating this massive stone fortress that includes formidable defensive walls, towers, a labyrinth of chambers, dungeons and wonderful architectural details. In 1309, the Knight’s headquarters moved there from Venice, furthermore when in 1466 both castle and town became part of Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, it served as the royal residence of Polish kings for the next 300 years. Extensive conservation works of the castle were carried out in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Following the severe damage that it incurred in the final stage of World War II, the castle was renovated once again. Nowadays, the castle serves as a museum with grand exhibition halls, which display collections of armory, ceramics, sculptures and spectacular Baltic amber.  You will depart the pier for the 75 minute drive to Malbork where you will spend 2.5 hours in this delightful setting.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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Bornholm, Denmark



4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture
Bornholm, Flavors of Bornholm
This tour will allow you to sample some of the flavors of Bornholm – including herring, wine and beer. You will start your tour with a drive through the lush countryside to the Lille Gadegård Vineyard – a very idyllic place close to the town of Åkirkeby. The vineyard, founded in 1995, is the largest in Denmark. It started by producing strawberry wine and first harvested grapes in 2002. You will get a tour of the premises, and finish with a wine tasting. Next stop is the charming village of Svaneke, located on the east coast of Bornholm, where we will stop at Svaneke Brew House, located in an old merchant's house dating back to 1750. Here you will see the beer making process and, naturally, enjoy a taste as well. Then back toward the fishing village of Gudhjem. Literally meaning “Home of God,” this quaint village of only 780 permanent residents clings to the side of a rocky bay on the north eastern side of the island. Gudhjem was the first place to start smoking and exporting herrings – a tradition that was to become the “signature delicacy” of the island. Step inside Gudhjem smokehouse and enjoy a traditional smoked herring with bread andbeer. After Your gastronomic experience, return by foot to the tender jetty or stay in town at your leisure.

Please note: There are steps at the smokehouse and the brewery, uneven gravel and grass at the vineyard. 


price $169
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bornholm, Highlights of Bornholm
This is a scenic tour through the picturesque farmlands of the tiny Baltic Island belonging to Denmark. Travelling by coach you will enjoy the scenery of the coastline en route to Baltic Seaglass just a few miles outside Gudhjem. This is the largest glass blowing studio that the island is famous for. Although mainly designing and producing functional tabletop glassware, they also create unique works for gallery and museum exhibitions. After this visit continue across the island through Almindingen – one of the largest forest areas in Denmark for Oesterlars Round Church, one of the four round churches found on Bornholm (where you will find half the total number of round churches in Denmark). Inside visit will be included provided no religious services are taking place. Your next stop will be at Hammershus, an old fortress on the northern tip of Bornholm and the largest castle ruins in Northern Europe. Hammershus was rebuilt and expanded on several occasions. In 1743 Hammershus was finally abandoned as a stronghold. Another stop will then be made to the charming village of Allinge where you will visit  one of the smokehouses that the island is also renown for. Here you will enjoy smoked herring and an ice cold beer before the short ride back to the village of Gudhjem. 

Please note:  There are steps, gravel and cobblestones on this tour so wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $129
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

walking
Bornholm, Meet the Nature
The natural world on Bornholm is the main reason why many people choose to visit the island and nature on Bornholm is truly unique! You will meet with your local guide at the pier. You are now ready to start this walk, which is possibly the most beautiful walk along Bornholm’s coast.  You will start to follow the rocky path north around Salene Bay to “Helligdommsklipperne.”  Through the millennia, the surf at this location has eroded the rocky coast and created deep gorges into the mountain. Now standing high and proud are the sharp cutting edges, rugged granite columns and steep rock walls with deep corridors and caves - so-called "ovens" that make up Helligdomsklipperne. The path will take you past “Hestestenene,”  the horse stones, which are three monoliths that act as navigation marks on the edge of a cliff 112 feet above the sea. You will continue through natural forest with the bay on one side and steep cliffs on the other - ending by the rugged rock formations  - Helligdomsklipperne. Here you have a chance to climb down a ladder to get a better overview of the rock formations and to get closer to the water. Then you will continue up to the Art Museum, where a well-deserved refreshment, of your own choice, will be enjoyed. You now have the choice to stay seated and enjoy the view or to have a look around the museum before returning to the pier by bus.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen if sunny. In case of rain, guests should wear raingear or to bring an umbrella. Extra water is also recommended.


price $119
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Bornholm, Scenic Bornholm
This is a scenic tour across the island showing off the  loveliest fishing villages. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about this special corner of Denmark and way of life here.  Start by going along the coast to Svaneke – a very charming little fishing village where a short stop will be made for photos. Your journey across the middle of the island will take you through Almindingen – one of the largest forest areas in Denmark. A photostop will be made by Rytterknaegten – the highest point on the island. Continue to Osterlars where you will enjoy one of the very special round churches and a short photostop. Then continue to the “capital” of Bornholm – the town of Ronne and further north along the coastal line for your last photostop of the tour – Hammerhus Castle ruins. After this scenic overview of the island you will return to Gudhjem.

Please note:  This tour can accommodate wheelchair guests and those with limited mobility provided they can get on and off the coach themselves. 


price $99
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Copenhagen, Denmark



4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with airport transfer
Discover the Old World beauty and architecture of Copenhagen during a scenic, debarkation tour of this historic Danish capital, concluding with a transfer to the airport for your flight home.  After disembarking the ship, your sightseeing tour will begin with a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, the famous bronze sculpture which is considered to be the “Symbol of Copenhagen.”  From here, a visit will be made to the courtyard of the Amalienborg Palace which consists of four identical rococo palaces surrounding the spacious octagonal Palace Square.  You will drive through the colorful canal area of Nyhavn, a trendy area of Copenhagen, with many cafés and restaurants along the canal.  From here, continue on for a photo stop at the Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and the Queen's Reception rooms. Your tour will conclude with a scenic sightseeing drive through the city.  Along the way, pass by the City Hall and Square, Strøget Pedestrian Street, which is filled with shops, boutiques and cafés, and the world-famous Tivoli Garden, home to a wealth of flowers, restaurants and entertainment.  Afterward, drive by the Glyptotek Art Museum and the Old Stock Exchange, then through Christianshavn before taking the beautiful coastal road of Amager Island to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: This tour is offered to guests disembarking the ship with flights at 2:00 p.m. or later and will end at the airport.  It requires a moderate amount of walking and most areas visited are wheelchair accessible.  This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the coach steps.  The tour sequence may vary. 


price $119
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with hotel transfer
The tour is a must-do for every first-time visitor to Copenhagen and provides an excellent orientation for further exploration on your own.  Your first stop will be at the Copenhagen Landmark, the Little Mermaid Statue where a photo stop will be made.  Then continue on your tour and drive by Rosenborg Castle, a fairy-tale castle housing the crown jewels and a collection of royal memorabilia such as Christian IV's pearl-studded saddle.  Next, visit the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, the royal winter residence.  Drive through the colorful canal area of Nyhavn, now a trendy area of Copenhagen with many cafés and restaurants along the canal.  Continue to Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and the Queen's Reception rooms.  Enjoy the view of the City Hall and Square.  One side is the mile-long pedestrian street Strøget filled with shops, boutiques and cafés.  Opposite is the world famous Tivoli Gardens, founded back in 1843 and offering a wealth of flowers, restaurants and entertainment.  Next, pass the Glyptotek Art Museum with an impressive collection of art and then on to the old Stock Exchange - a building in Dutch renaissance style with its spire of entwined dragon tails.  Drive through the area of Christianshavn and leave the island of Zealand.  After this scenic overview of the Danish capital, your coach and guide will transfer you to your post cruise Windstar hotel.

Please note: This tour is offered to guests staying in Copenhagen at the conclusion of their cruise.  It requires a moderate amount of walking and most areas visited are wheelchair accessible.  This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the coach steps.  Order of sites may vary.  Guests staying at other hotel properties in Copenhagen, may take this tour and take a taxi on their own from the Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel. 


price $119
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Skagen, Denmark



3HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Skagen, Culinary Walk of Skagen
Embark on a culinary walk through quaint Skagen - Denmark's northernmost town. As you stroll through the marina from the ship you will learn about the town of Skagen, how it came to be the holiday destination of Danes and foreigners alike. The rough seas that surrounds this area, have greatly defined what Skagen was to become. Walk past the larger fishing vessels of Skagen, and enjoy the restaurants, lining the inner part of the marina. Your first stop will be at the Brøndums Hotel - the most famed hotel of the region. The hotel was once home to the gatherings of the Skagen painters and the whole hotel boasts of history and charm. Here you will enjoy a selection of canapés of fish - locally caught. From here, a short stroll will take you past the Skagen Art Museum, where the main pieces of art, that the painters created here in Skagen, show the very special lighting. The next destination will be the Hard Candy Store located on the main pedestrian street of Skagen. Try one the Danes’ favorite candies - in hard competition with licorice. A tasting of the locally produced candies will conclude the visit here. As you stroll towards the Cheese House, you will make a detour past the Skagen Church for the perfect photo opportunity, as well as some of the painter’s houses - not located very far from one another. As you enter the cheese shop for the last tasting, you will enjoy the locally produced cheeses. A short stroll past galleries and  the marina will take you back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the weather.


price $199
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2 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Skagen, Helicopter Flighseeing
Transfer from the ship to the helicopter, waiting at the outskirts of Skagen. Enjoy the approximately 12-minute flightseeing of Skagen, where you will pass the northernmost point of Denmark. See the former royal summer residence of Klitgaarden, the buried church outside of Skagen and the old town known as Old Skagen before starting your descent. This tour offers magnificent and breathtaking views of the town of Skagen as well as the surrounding area. As you disembark the helicopter, your guide and bus will be waiting for you, and will be taking you for a leisurely drive through Skagen, to highlight some of the sights seen from the flightseeing before returning to the ship at the cruise quay.  

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $1499
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Skagen, Nature Hike
Transfer from the ship to the Grenen parking lot, end embark for a hike through the lush area surrounding Grenen and Skagen. As you start the hiking journey, your guide will carefully inform you of the sights seen along the way, and what the nature has to offer at this northern part of Denmark, and just what nature has meant for the society of the Skageners through centuries. You will pass such sights as the Grey Lighthouse, one of the 4 lighthouses of Skagen. The Grey Lighthouse now holds a bird observatory that carefully observes the species and birds that travel through here. Further on, you will pass the Skagen Odde Nature Center, designed by the famed Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the architect of the Sydney Opera House. You will pass the Skagen rescue station. It holds a significant role, due to the strong currents and swirls known to these seas of Kattegat and Skagerrak. Your guide will tell you stories of when the seas becomes your enemy and how the Skageners for centuries have saved seafarers from across the globe passing through the waters of Northern Denmark. Before heading back to the motor coach you will pass one of the numerous bunkers in the dunes, this one is now holding the bunker museum of Skagen. Along the hike you might encounter the wildlife that inhabits this area. Vipers, buzzards and smaller birds are known to roam here. Dunes, heather and wind are filling up the horizon. Jennes Lake, a small quaint and picturesque lake in the middle of the dunes makes for a great photo stop.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the weather and bottled water.


price $249
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Oslo, Norway



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Oslo Highlights by Foot
The history of a beautiful city comes alive in this guided walk through Oslo. Joining your guide at the pier, you will begin your stroll under the protective shadow of the imposing Akershus Fortress and Castle. Pass the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt before stopping at City Hall, the venue every December 10th for the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize. During your visit, view impressive frescoes, sculptures, and woodcarvings, along with the largest mural in Europe. Next, you will walk by the National Theater, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Guard. Turning down the main street, Karl Johan, you will pass the University of Oslo and the Ibsen Museum, which was once the apartment of famed playwright Henrik Ibsen. During the tour a stop will be made at Grand Hotel, the venue for the yearly Nobel Peace Prize dinner, for light refreshments at the Grand Café, which opened in 1874, and quickly became a favored venue for the capital's cultured bourgeoisie.

Please note: Low heeled, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable, loose clothing are recommended. This tour will operate in all weather conditions, so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them.  

price $255
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Oslo, Highlights by Segway
This Segway tour is the perfect way to get an overview of the highlights in Oslo. Your friendly guide will give you a brief safety talk and help you become acquainted with the operation of your easy-to-maneuver Segway. Then begin your outing, venturing past such city landmarks as the Oslo Cathedral, the 19th century Parliament Building and the Opera House. Built in 2008, the striking Opera House was designed by the Norwegian architect firm Snøhetta, which was chosen as the winner of a famous architectural competition. Ride along Karl Johan Street, Oslo’s most important and vibrant avenue, and view the University of Oslo, Royal Palace, National Theater, City Hall, and medieval Akershus Fortress. Short stops will be made along the way to give you a chance to hear commentary and ask questions of your guide.

Please note: Participants must be at least 16 years of age and it is suitable only for more agile guests. It is recommended to dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. The order of sights visited may vary.


price $189
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Oslo, The Best of Oslo
The tour will start boarding a motor coach from the pier, viewing Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, and the National Theater. You will make a photo stop at Oslo’s Opera House, opened in 2008, before continuing to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures of the park were created and completed by one man, Gustav Vigeland. You will walk together with your guide through the park. Your tour will continue through one of Oslo’s most expensive residential neighborhoods and make the climb up Holmenkollen Hill a world-renowned ski jumping area. You will marvel at the spectacular view of the city and the Oslofjord far below. Your last stop will be at the Viking Ship Museum where the finds from the great ship burials at Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune are exhibited. The three ships, which are the best preserved Viking ships in existence, were found in large burial mounds in the Oslo fjord region. These exhibits are some of the finest examples of art and craftsmanship, as well as objects of daily use, made in Norway 1,100 to 1,200 years ago. 

Please note: It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes, layered clothing and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 

price $199
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Stavanger, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

beach

boating
Stavanger, Cruise to Pulpit Rock
Directly next to your ship you will embark a boat for a cruise into one of Norway's most stunning fjords, the so called "Fjord of the Light," or Lysefjord in Norwegian. The name comes from the lightly colored granite rock that rises sharply from the deep fjord. During your trip you can relax both outside and inside the vessel, while you marvel at the breathtaking natural wonders of this region. You will start by cruising alongside the many small islands of the Stavanger Archipelago on which many have built holiday homes with their own private piers. Leaving the archipelago, you will enter Lysefjorden with it steep sheer cliffs on both sides. From these steep cliffs many towering waterfalls spill gallons of fresh water from above into the salty fjord beneath. If weather permits you will get an amazing view of the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that towers out over 1,969 feet above the fjord. Your cruise will take you directly underneath the Pulpit Rock to gaze at its marveling height.  Before returning to Stavanger, you'll make a short stop at Helleren, an idyllic beach at the mouth of the Lysefjord.  Here you will get to enjoy some of Norway's traditional waffles which are served with sour cream and sweet local fruit jams.

Please note: Life jackets will be provided on board. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $269
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Stavanger, Helicopter Adventure
After a short transfer by van to Stavanger Airport you will join your experienced pilot for an amazing helicopter journey over Stavanger and the famous Lysefjord. Your flight will start over the city of Stavanger before your captain will take you on a journey to the scenic archipelago beyond. On the many islands you will notice the beautiful holiday homes and their private piers. Soon your flight will reach Lysefjord, the so called "Fjord of the Light," where your pilot will skillfully hover above the fjord making his way towards the renowned Pulpit Rock. Once the sheer cliffs of the Lysefjord come in sight the famous Pulpit Rock appears in front of you. Your pilot will first hover beneath the large stone mass before he takes you above the plateau where you can marvel at its amazing flat surface and perhaps wave at some of hikers who have made their way up the cliff on foot. Actual flight time: 30 minutes

Please note: Guests must be able to embark/disembark helicopter independently.


price $499
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2.25 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

sightseeing

boating
Stavanger, Lysefjord Rib Boat Safari
Experience the magnificent scenery along the Archipelago and view Pulpit Rock onboard an open-air rigid inflatable boat (RIB). After a short walk to the RIB boat pier you will meet your captain and be given a short safety briefing before being outfitted with a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  You will begin your adventure at a slow pace along the beautiful harbor of Stavanger. Once the harbor is out of sight and you have crossed underneath the Stavanger Bridge, the RIB will speed up to 30-35 knots (37 mph) and cruise along the Archipelago. During  your journey you might spot some of the local wildlife like sea eagles, seals or porpoises. Once you have reached the Lysefjord you will see the narrow gap into the Vagabond Cave and view the magnificence of  Pulpit Rock from sea level.  Your captain will also bring you close to one of the waterfalls falling from the steep, high cliffs above. He will navigate so close that you will be able to feel, smell and even taste the pure water freshness. After a breathtaking ride close to the vertical mountain cliffs, you will head back to Stavanger, where your adventure ends in the very center of Stavanger and only a short walk away from your ship.

Please note: Wear flat, comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $259
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture
Stavanger, Path of the Rogaland Vikings
This tour will give you the true story about the Vikings and their history. They were fierce warriors, but also talented craftsmen who produced ornaments in metal and wood and wore these outstanding artifacts proudly.  Your guide will tell you all about the history of Rogaland and Stavanger and you will make a stop at the Archeological Museum. Here you will meet the lady of the house, clothed in her traditional Viking dress, embellished with her finest jewelry. She will demonstrate essential tools and present intriguing archaeological finds. The county of Rogaland has a rich historical heritage with numerous visible traces from the Viking Age. You will learn about the everyday life at the Viking farm and enjoy an authentic Viking snack. Your journey will continue to a historically significant location where many brutal battles took place. Here you will learn about the importance of this site and admire the monument, Swords in Rock, which honored a great Viking chieftain who was of major importance to Norway. This scenic drive will also take you close to the prehistoric sites which display a much more diverse culture of the Scandinavian ancestors. Before returning to your ship you will make a stop at the highest point in Stavanger where you have a nice view over the city.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing


price $155
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Stavanger, Utstein Monastery & Old Stavanger
An introduction to the celebrated Utstein Monastery, complete with a short organ recital, is a wonderful way to remember your visit to Stavanger. Your motor coach will travel through he world's longest underwater tunnel, 3 miles long,, to  reach Moster Island. Vivid greens of all shades surround you as you continue toward Utstein Kloster, the best-preserved monastery in Norway.  Originally it served as the royal residence for the very first Viking King of Norway, Harald Fairhair.  From the 13th  century onward, Augustine monks lived in this peaceful countryside and a massive restoration project began in 1937 and continued until 1965.  Begin your guided tour of Utstein Monastery and discover the history of this haunting building along with the different  eras the monastery has witnessed and the remains of each of them in the current structure.  A short organ recital will be performed in the chapel, after which you will be served coffee, tea and homemade waffles. Returning to old Stavanger, disembark your motor coach for a short walk through the old town back to the harbor. Stroll along narrow streets and view picturesque, white-painted, wooden houses with small, colorful gardens.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing.


price $239
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Bergen, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

unesco
Bergen, Best of Bergen & Mount Ulriken
On this introduction to lovely Bergen you will board a motor coach to sightsee through downtown Bergen with its old wooden Hanseatic pier, Bryggen, the medieval King Håkon’s Hall, erected during the reign of King Håkon Håkonsson, the Rosenkrantz Tower, St. Mary’s Church, built around 1170, and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway, the peninsula Nordnes, Bergen Theater (Den National Scene), and Grieghallen, the modern concert hall named after Norway’s great composer, Edvard Grieg. Your tour will continue over to Kalfaret, the noble residential area of Bergen, and on to the main attraction of the day - Ulriken Mountain. You will be taken by cable car to the highest of Bergen’s famous "Seven Mountains," Ulriken, to spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 2,100 feet above the city streets.  From the summit, at the Sky:skraperen you will be introduced to one  of the local specialties while you enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area - the sea, the islands, fjords, and mountains, before  returning back to the lower station to board your motor coach for a short trip back to the pier.  

Please note:  People can stay on the motor coach if walking becomes too strenuous during the tour. There is a ramp and lift at the Ulriken cable car.


price $175
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Bergen, Concierge Collection: Helicopter Fjord Adventure
Join this exhilarating helicopter flight over Bergen and the surrounding areas. This tour  will combine the beautiful areas around Bergen and the Folgefonna Glacier just next to the Hardangerfjord.  This is Norway's third largest glacier and the highest point is 5,415 feet above sea level. Take in a bird's eye view over Mount Ulriken and Mount Fløyen, the archipelago outside Bergen and of course Bryggen – listed as a UNESCO site.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities or who suffer from motion sickness and/or vertigo, nor guests who have a fear of heights and enclosed spaces. It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes.  Due to flight weight restrictions, guests must register their body weight.


price $649
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Bergen, Walking Tour Of Hanseatic Bergen & Mt. Floyen
Begin your tour with a walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bryggen. Here you will wander through the narrow streets between the houses dating back to 18th century. Your guide will take you on a journey back in time, where you will learn more about the fascinating development of the old Hanseatic city. Stop and admire St. Mary’s Church dating back to 1170 and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway. Continue your walk to Mount Floyen Funicular station, Bergen’s most famous mountain. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy some free time with a spectacular view of Bergen. On your way back to the ship you will learn more about Bergen in the 20th century and you will make a stop at Fisketorget, the fish market, located at the very heart of Bergen. 

Please note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This walking tour involves steps, uneven ground, cobble stone paths, gradual slopes, and is therefore not suitable for guests with any walking difficulties.


price $85
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Olden, Norway



3.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Olden, Briksdals Glacier
The village of Olden is situated at the end of the innermost arm of lovely Nordfjord, which cuts its way inland to the mighty ice fields of the Jostedals Glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. Briksdal Glacier, your destination on this tour, is one of its arms.Leaving Olden’s center by coach with your guide, you will pass two picturesque churches and the beautiful lakes Floren and Olden. At the end of the valley lies Rustøen, around which numerous waterfalls tumble from the ice field. The road ascends through woodlands to the Briksdalen Inn, where you will leave the coach.  The powerful Briksdal Glacier is a part of the Jostedal Glacier National Park. The wild glacier swoops down from a height of 3,927 feet to the lush, narrow Briksdal Valley. When you arrive at Briksdal Fjellstove the “Troll cars” will be waiting to take you safely to where the road ends – at the famous glacier. It’s a fantastic trip on a narrow road that crosses the foaming glacier stream twice.  You will return to Briksdal Fjellstove which has been the meeting place for hill walkers and mountaineers in Briksdalen for several generations. Here you will be served some coffee/tea and cake before your return by bus to Olden and the ship. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in warm layers.


price $269
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2.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Olden, Cable Car to Mt. Hoven
Your coach will take you to the new and spectacular Cable Car, finished in May 2017, that will take you 3,317 feet to the top of  Mount Hoven in only 6 minutes. From here you will find spectacular views over the Olden and Loen valleys. You will be served coffee/tea and cake as you see parts of the grand Jostedals Glacier, the largest glacier in continental Europe fed by the heavy snowfall in the region. You will also overlook the jade green water of the Loen- and Briksdal’s lake, and of course your ship. There will be opportunities to do a hiking tour on the several paths that you can find on top. There are 2 easy paths, some moderate and even strenuous paths for those who would like a challenge.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in warm layers.

price $129
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3 HRS

Moderate

walking

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Olden, Kjenndal Glacier Wonders
Enjoy a scenic 50-minute drive to Kjenndal Glacier, where you can take a leisurely stroll to have a closer look at the lowest glacier arm of the mighty Jostedal Glacier, the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Leave the charming village of Olden, at the head of the beautiful Nordfjord, you will drive along its shores toward the popular village of Loen. This small village offers you the pleasure of its fjord, Loen Lake, glaciers, high mountains and luxuriant plant life. Continue to the Kjenndal Valley where you will experience the lovely, troll-like atmosphere in Lodalen, and the jade green, mirror of Loen Lake. You will be surrounded by mountains covered by protruding glacier arms.  Upon arrival at the trailhead you can take a short stroll to the glacier viewpoint where you can view the magnificent Kjenndal Glacier nestled between two high mountain tops with glistening waterfalls. Continuing to Kjenndalstova, situated on the shore of Lake Loen, you will enjoy waffles and coffee in beautiful surroundings.  

Please note:  It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and are prepared for inclement weather.  The optional walk to the viewpoint is on a dirt and gravel path with gradual slopes and is approximately .5 miles round trip.


price $245
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4.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Olden, Nordfjord Panoramas
On this excursion, you will have superb views of the Nordfjord, the 5th largest fjord in Norway and the Hornindal Lake, the deepest lake in Northern Europe. You will board your motor coach and head along the northern banks of the Nordfjord through the beautiful settlements of Blakset, Fjelli and Hopland. On the viewpoint at Nos, there is a stunning view of the Nordfjord and its western mountains. Another panorama is at Kvalen before you will head down to the fjord again in Hennebygda and continue to Nordfjordeid. Nordfjordeid lies in the heart of the Nordfjord region and is a communications hub where the two main roads cross each other. Nordfjordeid is the main commercial center in the Nordfjord region. Here you will make a stop and get served some delicious cakes and coffee/tea at Nordfjord Hotell, which is located just outside the center of town. You will return to Olden along the crystal clear Hornindal Lake with picturesque small islands and high, ragged mountains. The Hornindalsvatnet Lake is the deepest lake in Europe, 1,686 feet deep. None of the glacier streams run out into the lake and the result is Europe´s clearest lake. Your tour will end  at the pier in Olden where the ship will be waiting.

Please note:  It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat comfortable shoes.


price $239
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Alesund, Norway



2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Alesund: Art Nouveau City on Foot
Alesund, the largest town on the Northwest coast, has a beautiful setting, built on several islands stretching out into the ocean. A large part of Alesund was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style.  Today, it is a bustling town where the fish and fish processing industry are the main sources of income.   You will take a stroll through the many rooms in the listed building known as "The Swan Pharmacy," and be mesmerized by the beautiful and authentic décor. The tour continues through the Jugend (Art Nouveau) quarters of the town center and inner harbor, through the attractive park at the foot of  Mount Aksla and back to the pier and your ship.

Please note: This tour is a walking tour with steps, cobblestones and uneven ground and is not recommended for people with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $85
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Alesund: Art Nouveau Kayak
This is the perfect kayak  experience for those interested in a more adventurous introduction of the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund.  After a short 10-minute walk to the kayak center you will be outfitted with the proper equipment and given a brief safety talk before you board your 2-person sea kayak.  This leisurely kayak trip will take you along Ålesund’s Jugend-style architecture where your guides will share stories about the area.  You will be given an interpretation of the history and culture of this Art Nouveau city perched on the Atlantic.  You will also paddle through the scenic maze of islands offering views of Ålesund’s coastline that you can only enjoy from the vantage point of a kayak.

Please note:  Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult.  It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat shoes.  You may get wet! Two- person (tandem) sea kayaks will be used. Not suitable for disabled people.  Excursion is dependent on weather.


price $149
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

sightseeing
Alesund: Bike & Hike to Sugar Summit
After a short walk to the bicycle center your guide will give a brief safety instruction before you begin your adventurous and scenic ride to Hess Island. You will set off bicycling through Ålesund, riding past delightful stone buildings and churches carved with enchanting art nouveau décor.  Riding over Asp Island and around the outer edge of Hess Island you will see beaches, pasturelands, and historic installations from World War ll.  Arriving at Sugar Summit trailhead you will leave your bicycles and begin your 35-minute hike up to some breathtaking panoramic views of the sea, surrounding islands, Sunnmøre Alps and the city of Ålesund.  The view is worth every step, making this the highlight of your tour.  On your return bicycle ride you will get another chance to enjoy the scenic views that Ålesund has to offer.

Please note:  Participants must be 10 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult.  It is recommended that guests wear layered clothing and flat shoes.  Take a bottle of water and backpack for your belongings.


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Alesund: 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 $1399
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1499
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Alesund: Panoramic Alesund - Islands of Giske & Godoy
The community of Giske consists of four islands. Two of them will be visited on this tour - the Giske and Godøy Islands, which lie further to the west. The tour to the islands will take you via bridges and underwater tunnels, the longest being 2.6 miles (4.2 km). Giske is known as the Saga Island for the fact that the Viking Chieftain Rollo was born here. This island is fairly flat and fertile. On the island you will visit the old stone church dating back to 1150, originally a chapel belonging to the mighty Giske family. From Giske you will continue over to Godøy Island. On the northwestern side of the island you will drive towards the small but picturesque fishing village of Alnes, situated facing the Atlantic Ocean. Take a closer look at the old lighthouse, climb the stairs to the very top and enjoy refreshments at the visitor center. On the way back to the ship visit the viewpoint Mt. Aksla, with a spectacular view of Ålesund and the islands that have just been visited.

Please note:  Giske church is a working church and due to unforeseen church services, an inside visit to the church cannot be guaranteed. Wear comfortable walking shoes as the ground is uneven in places.


price $245
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Alesund: Rib Adventure through Alesunds Archipelago
Discover Ålesund’s stunning coastline during an exciting RIB adventure.  A short walk from your ship you will find your captain waiting for you, where he will give you the necessary equipment and a brief safety talk. After boarding the RIB, your adventure beings as your captain takes you to the area’s most scenic spots. Once aboard, prepare to feel the adrenaline rush of the RIB boat’s speed and be awe-inspired by the scenery. You will venture to the island of Runde, with close-up views of Sunmøre’s beautiful coastline en route. Keep an eye out for the Grasøyane and Runde lighthouses, along with natural wonders such as interesting caves and abundant bird life. In fact, Runde is famous for its staggering number of birds, with between 500,000 and 700,000 of the winged creatures inhabiting the isle. Among the species you might  spy are puffins, common guillemot, fulmar and razorbill. 

Please note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, 4-1/2 feet  tall, and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems.  All participants will be given a weatherproof suit which is also a life jacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!

 

price $245
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Edinburgh, Scotland



4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with Airport Transfer
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the airport.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  For the June 28, 2019 call, this tour is for guests with flights at 4 p.m. or later. For the August 30th call, this is for guests with flights at 2 p.m. or later.


price $199
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4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with Windstar Hotel Transfer
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the Windstar-appointed hotel.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  


price $199
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Tyne, England



7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

culture

walking

essentials
Tyne, Alnwich Castle & Garden
Head north to the historic market town of Alnwick, lying on the south bank of the river Aln. The town is dominated by the stunning Alnwick Castle & The Alnwick Garden, both of which you will become acquainted with today.  Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England (after Windsor). It has been home to the Dukes of Northumberland since 1309 and remains a family home today to the 12th Duke and Duchess and their family. The Castle has regularly featured in film and television productions, including Elizabeth and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.  More recently the Castle has been used as the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. After your tour of the Castle take the pleasant walk to The Alnwick Garden for lunch at the Treehouse Restaurant. The Treehouse is a unique and magical place. It is the largest wooden structure of its kind in Europe, 59 feet (18 m) above the ground, built around lime trees and surrounded by wooden walkways. It’s a real Treehouse! After lunch explore The Alnwick Garden, created on the castle grounds during the last 10 years, it is an innovative, imaginative and stunning garden.  Visit the Serpent Garden with its topiary snake revealing stunning water sculptures; take care in the Poison Garden, marvel at the Grand Cascade and enjoy the colors and perfumes of the structured Ornamental Garden. After this fascinating visit, enjoy the scenic return drive to the Port of Tyne.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunhat, rainproof jacket & a bottle of water. Alnwick Castle has wheelchair access to the ground floor only. State rooms are located on 1st floor. The Alnwick Garden and The Treehouse Restaurant have good wheelchair access.


price $259
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

walking
Tyne, Beyond Ordinary: Blood, Sweat & Scones - A Crook Hall Exclusive
Enjoy an exclusive visit to an intriguing medieval manor house surrounded by 4 acres of stunning gardens. Crook Hall stands on the north bank of the River Wear, close to the city of Durham. Originally a medieval manor house built in the early 12th century, Crook Hall is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Britain. The Grade 1 listed Medieval Hall has been home to Keith and Maggie Bell since 1995 and Keith has written a book about the restoration and the decision to welcome select guests to Crook Hall; Blood, Sweat & Scones, Two Decades at Crook Hall. This exclusive visit will be hosted by the owners and you can enjoy a guided tour of the various rooms, halls and nooks and crannies of Crook Hall and learn about its history and restoration. After your tour enjoy refreshments served in the Georgian Dining Room before a guided tour of the extensive gardens. In the gardens explore the Georgian Walled Garden, The Shakespeare Garden, The Cathedral Garden, The Silver and White Garden and much more. Each have their own history and character. After a delightful visit to this unique treasure in the North of England bid farewell to your hosts and return to Port of Tyne.

Please note: The tour is available on a space available basis only. Once your request is entered and your waitlist or booking is confirmed it is non-refundable. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunhat, rainproof jacket.


price $549
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

concierge
Tyne, Concierge Collection: Whey Ale Man - Local Beer at the Old Blackfriars
Enjoy this unique welcome to the city of Newcastle and its fine beers. Depart from your coach in the historic part of the city and explore on foot the stunning classical architecture designed in the 1830s by the internationally renowned Richard Grainger. Grainger Town is the historic jewel of Newcastle upon Tyne and includes Grainger Market, the Theatre Royal, Grey Street and many more architectural treasures. At the heart of the city of Newcastle in a 13th century former medieval friary, visit a unique tasting room situated above Blackfriars Restaurant in the original Tanners Guild (craftsmen’s) meeting place adorned with genuine antique furniture where men of the ‘Guilds’ once sat to discuss business, socialize and drink beer. Under the guidance of your Regional Beer Expert, sample some of the region’s best beers and learn a little about their creation and why beer is so significant to this city. After a real Newcastle experience bid goodbye to your hosts and return to Port of Tyne.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunhat, rainproof jacket & a bottle of water. Participants must be 21 years old. Details of any special dietary requirements and food allergies must be advised 7 days prior.  This excursion is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. Due to the age of the historic friary, Blackfriars does not have wheelchair access.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

price $259
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Tyne, 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.


price $1399
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Tyne, 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 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Tyne, 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 $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Tyne, 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 $1099
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Tyne, Historic Durham & the Norman Cathedral
Visit a UK World Heritage Site, in the historic university city of Durham, one of the jewels of Northern England. Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle are among the greatest monuments of the Norman Conquest of Britain and comprise one of the most splendid groups of historic architecture in Europe. For this reason, the Cathedral and Castle were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Arriving in the city of Durham walk to Palace Green to see Durham Castle (from the outside) and hear of its fascinating history. Cross Palace Green to Durham Cathedral, a Norman structure built in the late 11th / early 12th century to house the tombs of two of the most eminent saints from early Christianity: St. Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. Durham Cathedral with its magnificent stone vaulted ceiling is the largest and finest example of Norman architecture in England. During a guided tour taking you through the history and development of the Cathedral see the Nave, Quire and treasures such as the Shrine of St. Cuthbert, the Tomb of the Venerable Bede, the Galilee Chapel and the Chapel of The Nine Alters. Conclude your Cathedral tour with a visit to the world class Open Treasure Exhibition. Open Treasure is housed in previously hidden spaces within the Cathedral Closter and displays precious artifacts from over 2,000 years of history. Leaving the Cathedral take a brief stroll along the river and time permitting a stop may be made at the market before re-joining your coach for the return journey to the port of Tyne.

Please note: The walk from the coach parking area to Palace Green involves a steep hill and some cobbled areas. It is not suitable for guests with poor mobility or those using a wheelchair. A taxi would be needed for a wheelchair user or person with poor mobility to reach Palace Green. Bring sunscreen, sun hat, rainproof jacket, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.


price $149
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3.5 or 7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Tyne, Newcastle City On Your Own
Newcastle is a vibrant mix of the contemporary, cultural, stylish, and historic and famed across the world for its warm welcome. As the capital of the northeast of England, Newcastle shares 2,000 years of history with its neighbor on the south bank of the River Tyne, the town of Gateshead.  Explore the city and see just how much it has to offer in terms of culture and historic places of interest, taking you to some of the sites that give Newcastle its unique appeal. Take a transfer from Port of Tyne to Newcastle City Centre to explore this exciting city. Your transfer will be accompanied by a guide who will give information about the area and advice on what to see and visit in Newcastle.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunhat, rainproof jacket & a bottle of water.


price $79
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

dining

walking

essentials
Tyne, Newcastle Highlights & Hadrians Wall
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain.  It is the best-known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of past glories of one of the world's greatest civilizations. Spanning 73 miles (117.5 kms) from coast to coast over wild landscapes, Hadrian's Wall is a must for anyone visiting the North of England. Leaving Port of Tyne head into Northumberland to begin your exploration of this fascinating site. Stop to view a section of Hadrian’s Wall before arriving at Chesters Roman Fort. There is much to see at the site; the four principal gateways are well preserved, the east and west with short lengths of Hadrian’s Wall adjoining them. The entire foundation of the headquarters building is visible, with a courtyard, hall, regimental chapel and strong room clearly laid out. Visit the Clayton Museum (within the site), to discover a myriad of Roman finds and learn about John Clayton. Have lunch before your visit to the City of Newcastle, a lively and cosmopolitan city that offers the very best of old and new.  At Gateshead Quays admire spectacular views of the River Tyne and its bridges including the Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Step inside The Sage Gateshead, an innovative live music venue and center for music education.  One of the newest landmarks on the River Tyne, it is the first performing arts venue designed by Norman Foster’s architectural team. Continue with a panoramic tour of Newcastle taking in views over the River Tyne and its many famous bridges. See the Norman Castle, originally built by the order of Robert Curthose, the eldest son of William the Conqueror.  Venture through Grainger Town to see stunning classical architecture know as the ‘Jewel of Newcastle’ and St Nicholas Cathedral with its landmark lantern tower before returning to Port of Tyne and your ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunhat, rainproof jacket & a bottle of water.


price $179
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

unesco

walking

essentials
Tyne, Panoramic North Pennines
Enjoy a scenic tour of one of England’s most beautiful places. The North Pennines has been designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is a UNESCO Global Park, highlighting its globally important Earth heritage. Travel inland to the northernmost part of the Pennine Range to experience stunning landscapes of sweeping moorland, cascading waterfalls, colorful hay meadows, and spectacular wildlife. See rolling farmland with fields divided by skilfully stacked dry stone walls and picturesque villages, home to vibrant communities that reside in this idyllic location. Visit the small Pennine town of Stanhope on the River Wear and take the opportunity to visit the Durham Dales Craft Centre. Here you will find a wonderful collection of art and craft and possibly meet the artisans. Established in 1990, all of the crafts here are made by local people and the center is run by its members.  Continue your scenic journey to the historic Market Town of Hexham. In Market Square you’ll find Hexham Abbey. The Abbey, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Northumberland and one of the Northeast’s most important Christian heritage sites, was founded by Saint Wilfrid in 674 and has withstood many invasions over the course of time. Enjoy some free time to explore Market Square and maybe visit the Abbey and take in the peaceful atmosphere, see ancient architectural treasures and beautiful stained glass.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, sunhat, rainproof jacket & a bottle of water.


price $125
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Amsterdam, Netherlands



3 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

biking

essentials
Amsterdam, Bike through the Waterland
From the ship you will bike to the ferry, which leads you away from the busy city and into the  particular beauty of Holland while passing vast and enormous green fields. Since the beginning of time, the Dutch people always have had a love-hate relationship with the water that is surrounding them. In the past a lot of flood disasters gave the Dutch people a hard time to live this close to the seaside. However, thanks to these floods Holland now has a spectacular scenery with green fields, waterways and polders everywhere. The water has created a beautiful, enchanting landscape! During this bike tour you'll discover this landscape yourself. You'll pass typical Dutch scenery with cows, windmills and flowers and you'll be able to see beautifully charming villages like Broek in Waterland and Zunderdorp. Biking through these villages you'll see that time stands still in these authentic towns. All this only a few kilometers outside Amsterdam!

Please note: Tour needs to be confirmed 1 week in advance. Final number of bikes is required 2 days in advance. Guests will use public ferry to cross the river. Venue for drink stop can change depending on availability.


price $89
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

concierge
Amsterdam, Conierge Collection: Amsterdam from the Sky
If you could only use one word for this excursion it would be: spectacular! From the port you will drive to the Heli Platform, which is only a 30-minute drive. Here you will board the helicopter for a fantastic and spectacular flight of the area. You will see the famous World Heritage listed canal belt from the sky and be amazed by the Amsterdam Skyline. There is no better and unique way to see the city! After approximately 30 minutes your flight will come to an end and you will be taken back to the ship. This excursion will leave you with any amazing pictures you take and memories of this beautiful city.

Please note: Max. 4 passengers; the total weight of all guests is max. 320kg (705 lbs.); guests are advised to not wear loose clothing or hats; only small bags are allowed in the aircraft; final confirmation 5 days in advance; finals numbers 3 days in advance, complete with names and weight of the participating guests.

 

price $1599
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

boating

essentials
Amsterdam, Visit Rijksmuseum with Canal Boat Cruise
Amsterdam has been a great artistic center for centuries. Even to this very day, the city is renowned for its celebrated museums. Experience Amsterdam's greatest museum. You’ll start at the ship with a short transfer to the Museum Square where the Rijksmuseum is situated. The Rijksmuseum accommodates more than 8,000 objects, with some very well-known masterpieces by Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Rembrandt. A tour in this beautiful city would not be complete without a cruise along the city's waterways. You will float through the historic canals passing graceful merchants mansions, churches and warehouses from to the 16th and 17th century. Your canal boat will drop you off as close to the ship as possible.

Please note:  For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently. Max. 15 guests per guide


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

refreshments

essentials
Amsterdam, Windmills and Edam
Explore the Dutch countryside, shop for souvenirs and learn about one of Holland's most delicious exports, gourmet cheese. Venture north out of Amsterdam to visit the authentic old village of Zaanse Schans, which is a working open-air museum, as well as Edam, best known for its town's scarlet-skinned cheese.Your scenic drive out of Amsterdam will pass pastureland dotted with farmhouses and grazing animals. Zaanse Schans is a quaint Dutch windmill village which has been fully recreated to resemble an 18th century Zaan community. As you stroll through the quaint streets watching the craftsmen practicing the trades of yesteryear, you'll get a glimpse of how Dutch life once was. There were once over 600 windmills in the Zaanstreek, but now only a handful have been preserved. Take the opportunity to witness the old Dutch craft of clog making, or simply relax in an outdoor café. Continue onto the typical Dutch village of Edam and stroll through the town's cobblestone streets. View the unique bell tower and the many beautiful canals that crisscross the village as well as the drawbridges that connect them to the city. A stop will be made at a local cheese factory, where you can enjoy a complete Dutch cheese tasting

Please note:  For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently.


price $89
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

essentials
Amsterdam, Painting Workshop Through the Lens of Van Gogh
Board your coach for a short transfer to the magnificent Van Gogh Museum, a dramatic architectural marvel. The Van Gogh Museum consists of two buildings : the main structure designed by Gerrit Rietveld which opened in 1973, and the Exhibition Wing by Kisho Kurokawa, which was completed in 1999. The architecture of the museum is complex and stunning, a visual feast just from the outside. Step inside for a truly unique experience. You will be welcomed in the museum's studio for a short introduction to Van Gogh. Next, your workshop tutor will take you on a tour through the museum to get acquainted with Van Gogh's unique style. After getting inspired, its back to the museum studio to try your hand at painting. With acrylic paint and a brush, you can create your own work of art on canvas. Your tutor will offer advice and assistance. You will take your own painting with you in an portable box (A3 size). Paintings cannot be sent to home addresses. At the completion of your workshop, re-board your motorcoach for a scenic drive back to the ship.

Please note: The minimum number of participants is 8. Bookings can be made until 2 weeks before the planned date of the museum visit. You may notify the museum of any changes in the number of participants until 2 weeks before the date of the planned visit. Cancellations may be made until 2 weeks before the date of the planned visit. In case of a no-show or late cancellation, cancellation costs will be 100%. Guests will take their own painting with them in an portable box (A3 size). Paintings cannot be send to home addresses.


price $159
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4 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Amsterdam, This is Holland
This excursion will show you all the delights the capital of Amsterdam has to offer. From the pier you will have a short ride by coach to your first stop: the Amsterdam Lookout! Located on the building’s 20th and 21st floors and accessible via a high-speed lift. Be amazed by the view on the deck which provides a 360° view of Amsterdam, as far as the eye can see. After you have taken enough pictures you will return back to the ground to continue to your next unique experience; a simulated flight over all the must-see attractions in the Netherlands! Fly like a bird and be amazed by the diversity, beauty, and wealth of the Low Countries. Special effects like wind, mist and scent complete this unique experience. After “flying” around  enjoy a 1-hour canal cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. Experience why they are on the World Heritage list of UNESCO and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the capital. 

Please note: This tour is not available to people with mobility issues and it is necessary to get in and out of the canal boat unassisted. This tour is for intransit guests and begins and ends at the ship.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

unesco

essentials
Amsterdam, Visit of Haarlem
Haarlem is the capital of the province of North Holland and the second biggest city in this province after Amsterdam. In Early Modern Times Haarlem became an important scene for industrial (textile) and artistic (painters) development. Nowadays it is a dynamic city with charming streets, a vibrant shopping area and beautiful churches. During your guided city walk in Haarlem you’ll pass beautiful crow-stepped gable houses with idyllic gardens. Along the way your guide will explain the history of Haarlem and the Netherlands. During the guided walk, the charm of the houses will be reinforced by the small canals running through the city. The highlights of this city walk are the market square with the town hall and a visit inside the St. Bavo Church. This Gothic church with a tower of 75 metres (246 feet) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and displays magnificent stained glass windows. Furthermore, it is home to one of the world’s most historically important organs built by Christian Müller (an Amsterdam organ builder). Upon completion it was the world’s largest organ. Many famous musicians played on the organ (Mozart, Händel, Mendelssohn). After this visit you can enjoy some free time in the center of Haarlem before boarding the coach back to Amsterdam.

Please note:  For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

boating

essentials
Amsterdam, Visit Rijksmuseum with Canal Boat Cruise
Amsterdam has been a great artistic center for centuries. Even to this very day, the city is renowned for its celebrated museums. Experience Amsterdam's greatest museum. You’ll start at the ship with a short transfer to the Museum Square where the Rijksmuseum is situated. The Rijksmuseum accommodates more than 8,000 objects, with some very well-known masterpieces by Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Rembrandt. A tour in this beautiful city would not be complete without a cruise along the city's waterways. You will float through the historic canals passing graceful merchants mansions, churches and warehouses from to the 16th and 17th century. Your canal boat will drop you off as close to the ship as possible.

Please note:  For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently. Max. 15 guests per guide


price $119
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Rotterdam, Netherlands



4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Rotterdam, Cheese farm and Gouda
From the pier in Rotterdam, you will depart to Cheese farm 'Hoogerwaard." Get on the bus for an amazing tour along the IJssel and enjoy the typical Dutch landscape. Upon arrival at Cheese Farm Hoogerwaard, a 17th century farm, you will be able to see how cheese is made from the very beginning. During your visit, all different steps of cheese making are explained. There will also be a cheese tasting during which you can enjoy 3 different kind of cheeses, jong cheese has a creamy texture and mild flavor, belegen is much tastier, while oud can be pungent and strong, with a grainy, flaky texture. After the cheese tasting there will be some time to walk around the farm so you can see where the cheese is actually made. Afterwards, the coach will take you to Gouda, a picture-postcard version of a little Dutch town. Picturesque canals, medieval buildings, a maze of narrow alleys and beguiling windmills all add to the enchanting ambiance. Named after the Van der Goude family who built a castle on the Gouwe River in the 11th century, Gouda was primarily swampland. But a canal built in 1225 was used to ship goods to France and other European ports. The city quickly flourished and received its city charter in 1272. Upon arriving, you’ll travel down Gouda’s narrow cobbled streets and make a photo stop at St. John’s Church. Founded in 1280 the church is dedicated to John the Baptist, Gouda’s patron saint. Rebuilt in the 16th century after a disastrous fire, the church is famous for its hauntingly beautiful stained glass windows. Of the 72 windows that display biblical and historical scenes, 61 date back to the 16th century. And its 403-foot length makes St. John’s the largest cross-shaped church in the Netherlands.

Please note: For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently. Closed on Sundays.  


price $109
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6.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

concierge
Rotterdam, Concierge Collection: The Hague
Although The Hague is not the capital of the Netherlands, the government does have its seat there, so a visit to this city cannot be excluded. You will travel by coach to The Hague for a panoramic city tour including the Peace Palace (U.N international Court of Justice), and Binnenhof, the seat of the Dutch government. One of the highlights of this tour will be the guided visit to the Mauritshuis, where you can discover the art of the Dutch and Flemish masters of the Golden Age, such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Potter, Rubens, and Brueghel. The guided walk will take you past the highlights of the museum, afterwards you will have some free time to explore the artworks on your own. The biggest highlight of this tour is the exclusive High Tea experience in the grandeur of Hotel Des Indes. Des Indes High Tea is a concept well known as a moment of pure spoiling and relaxation. The combination of the prestigious interior, beautifully presented étagères and silver tableware will make you feel like royalty. To complete this experience, your High Tea is accompanied by soothing live music, preformed by the talented house pianist.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring a raincoat and sunscreen.


price $449
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8 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Rotterdam, Discover The Hague & Delft
Although The Hague is not the capital of the Netherlands, the government does have its seat there, so a visit to this city cannot be excluded. You will travel by coach to The Hague for a panoramic city tour including the Peace Palace (U.N international Court of Justice), and Binnenhof, the seat of the Dutch government. One of the highlights of this tour will be the guided visit to the Mauritshuis, where you can discover the art of the Dutch and Flemish masters of the Golden Age, such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Potter, Rubens, Brueghel. The guided walk will take you past the highlights of the museum, afterwards you will have some free time to explore the artworks on your own.  Afterwards you will continue to Scheveningen, where you can enjoy a lunch at the prestigious Kurhaus on the boulevard overlooking the ocean.  After an elaborate buffet lunch, drive  to the 17th century city of Delft, famous for the Delft Blue Pottery and the birthplace of the famous Dutch painter, Vermeer. Upon arrival, join your guide for a short walk through the narrow streets of this charming, 17th-century city of canals, cobbled alleys and gabled houses. Others may turn to mass production, but the Delft Factory painstakingly creates its famed earthenware using the same methods employed since the factory’s founding in 1653. Enjoy a guided tour of the factory and watch artists demonstrate the hand painting that makes each piece of Delft a work of art. And of course, no trip to Delft would be complete without an opportunity to shop at the Delft Factory store.

Please note: The streets in Delft are cobblestone and uneven. The motor coach is not wheelchair accessible and requires climbing steps to board. 


price $189
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Rotterdam, Rotterdam and Windmills
This tour will start by taking you an a scenic drive, passing all the architectural wonders Rotterdam has to offer. Afterwards you’ll visit an authentic still working windmill. Start your learning process by a movie about the windmill and its history, afterwards you’ll experience the mill during a guided tour by the miller. He’ll take you upstairs where you’ll be able to see how the mill operates. The miller will explain the different techniques used and the whole operation process. Some of the guests will even have the chance to try some of the professional techniques.  During the visit you will enjoy a cup of coffee or tea together with a local pastry made with the flour produced by the windmill. Reboard your coach for the drive back to the ship.

Please note: For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently. Closed on Sundays.  


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Rotterdam, The Battle Against Water
The Maeslant storm surge barrier is the last part of the Dutch Delta Works and is the world’s largest moveable barrier. This impressive construction cannot be described in words, only experienced. This tour will teach you all about the Dutch and their struggle against water. The Keringhuis shows how they still manage to keep their feet dry in the water-rich Province of Zuid-Holland. Discover how the Maeslant storm surge barrier works and go outside and get hands-on experience with pumps and sandbags in the water playground. Your guide will escort you through the site so you do not miss anything.  You will have plenty of time to discover the site on your own before returning back to the ship

Please note: The motor coach is not wheelchair accessible and requires climbing steps to board. The guests will have an inside an outside guided visit of the Keringhuis, but the Maeslantkering itself is not accesible for the public. During the guided tour, the guests will have a unique tour closer to the structure, but won't be able to climb it due to security restrictions. 


price $99
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Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium



6 HRS

Moderate

dining

unesco

sightseeing

walking
Bruges & Belgian Beer Tasting
There is no doubt that Belgium is the country of beer since it offers more than 450 varieties of brew. After a 30-minute drive from the port, you will arrive in Bruges where your guided walk will begin. Bruges gives the impression that you have stepped back in time. Your guide will lead you through the narrow, twisting cobblestone streets, passing by picturesque ancient buildings, tree-lined canals and gabled facades. See the bustling marketplace, Belfry Tower, the Town Hall and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. The highlight is undoubtedly a lunch combined with a beer tasting of 4 different types of beer. Together with your expert guide, you will explore the tastes and flavors of four different beers. Bruges is filled with lace, chocolate and beer shops, so your free time will allow you to search for the perfect souvenir or treat. Your motor coach will return you to your ship.

Please note: Guests must be 21 years old to participate in the beer tasting. For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the motor coach independently. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The itinerary might be reversed to accommodate extra capacity.


price $149
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6 HRS

Moderate

dining

unesco

sightseeing

walking
Bruges & Belgian Beer Tasting
There is no doubt that Belgium is the country of beer since it offers more than 450 varieties of brew. After a 30-minute drive from the port, you will arrive in Bruges where your guided walk will begin. Bruges gives the impression that you have stepped back in time. Your guide will lead you through the narrow, twisting cobblestone streets, passing by picturesque ancient buildings, tree-lined canals and gabled facades. See the bustling marketplace, Belfry Tower, the Town Hall and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. The highlight is undoubtedly a lunch combined with a beer tasting of 4 different types of beer. Together with your expert guide, you will explore the tastes and flavors of four different beers. Bruges is filled with lace, chocolate and beer shops, so your free time will allow you to search for the perfect souvenir or treat. Your motor coach will return you to your ship.

Please note: Guests must be 21 years old to participate in the beer tasting. For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the motor coach independently. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The itinerary might be reversed to accommodate extra capacity.


price $149
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6 hous

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

walking

essentials
Bruges, Belgian Chocolates and Waffles
A 30-minute drive from the port will bring you to lovely Bruges where your guided walk will start. Smaller and more contained than many other Flemish cities, Bruges makes it easy to believe you have entered a time warp. It is an exquisitely preserved medieval town-a jewel beribboned with picturesque canals. Before enjoying the beautiful city of Bruges you’ll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the taste of a real Belgian waffle at a local waffle house. Your guide will walk with you through the narrow, twisting cobblestone streets, passing by picturesque scenes of ancient buildings, tree-lined canals and gabled façades. See the bustling marketplace, the Belfry Tower, the Town Hall and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Belgium's finest export product is undoubtedly chocolate and you will learn why its longstanding reputation is well deserved. Walk to a Belgian chocolatier  to see a demonstration how raw chocolate bars are made into fine Belgian chocolates using only the freshest and best ingredients. At the end, there is some time to purchase some Belgian chocolates if you wish and pay a brief visit to the Chocolate Museum (on your own at no additional expense). Your free time will allow you to shop for the perfect souvenir among Bruges' lace and chocolate shops. Finally, your guide will lead you past the romantic Lake of Love and back to your coach for the drive back to the ship.

Please note:  The drive each way to Bruges is approximately 30 minutes. As coaches are not permitted in the city center, all coach transfers from Zeebrugge drop at the same coach park, this is a scenic 20 minute stroll into the center, with a few steps en route. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $149
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6 hous

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

walking

essentials
Bruges, Belgian Chocolates and Waffles
A 30-minute drive from the port will bring you to lovely Bruges where your guided walk will start. Smaller and more contained than many other Flemish cities, Bruges makes it easy to believe you have entered a time warp. It is an exquisitely preserved medieval town-a jewel beribboned with picturesque canals. Before enjoying the beautiful city of Bruges you’ll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the taste of a real Belgian waffle at a local waffle house. Your guide will walk with you through the narrow, twisting cobblestone streets, passing by picturesque scenes of ancient buildings, tree-lined canals and gabled façades. See the bustling marketplace, the Belfry Tower, the Town Hall and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Belgium's finest export product is undoubtedly chocolate and you will learn why its longstanding reputation is well deserved. Walk to a Belgian chocolatier  to see a demonstration how raw chocolate bars are made into fine Belgian chocolates using only the freshest and best ingredients. At the end, there is some time to purchase some Belgian chocolates if you wish and pay a brief visit to the Chocolate Museum (on your own at no additional expense). Your free time will allow you to shop for the perfect souvenir among Bruges' lace and chocolate shops. Finally, your guide will lead you past the romantic Lake of Love and back to your coach for the drive back to the ship.

Please note:  The drive each way to Bruges is approximately 30 minutes. As coaches are not permitted in the city center, all coach transfers from Zeebrugge drop at the same coach park, this is a scenic 20 minute stroll into the center, with a few steps en route. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $149
book tour


4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Bruges, Bruges on Your Own
A guided transfer to the heart of Bruges with a full day to explore, sightsee and shop. Arguably the capital of chocolate, savor a taste of what’s to come and enjoy authentic Belgium chocolates as you are whisked from your ship to Bruges. The perfect opportunity to plan your day, you’ll receive a Bruges City Map and your local guide will highlight the iconic activities and attractions - their insider’s insights will help you build an expertly planned itinerary. Arriving on the outskirts, your guide will remain at the coach park for up to 1 hour to answer any questions, to assist you in planning your day. Afterwards, the time is yours to enjoy at your leisure. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bruges is simply stunning. Climb the 13th century Belfort for a breathtaking view and catch your breath afterwards (there are 365 steps to climb) with a Belgian beer at one of the award-winning breweries or many canal side beer cafés. Wander through quaint lanes adorned with countless chocolate and lace shops or join a canal tours - a hugely popular way to see the city as they crisscross the center and have rightly earned Bruges the nickname, ‘Venice of the North.’ With so much to see and do, and so many tempting cafés, restaurants and shops to while away the hours in, it’ll feel like no time at all before you meet your guide back at the coach park. 

Please note:  The drive each way to Bruges is approximately 30 minutes. As coaches are not permitted in the city centre, all coach transfers from Zeebrugge drop at the same coach park, this is a scenic 20 minute stroll into the centre, with a few steps en route. At the end of your free time in Bruges, your meeting point will be at the coach car park in the same location as you disembarked the coach.


price $85
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Bruges, Bruges on Your Own
A guided transfer to the heart of Bruges with a full day to explore, sightsee and shop. Arguably the capital of chocolate, savor a taste of what’s to come and enjoy authentic Belgium chocolates as you are whisked from your ship to Bruges. The perfect opportunity to plan your day, you’ll receive a Bruges City Map and your local guide will highlight the iconic activities and attractions - their insider’s insights will help you build an expertly planned itinerary. Arriving on the outskirts, your guide will remain at the coach park for up to 1 hour to answer any questions, to assist you in planning your day. Afterwards, the time is yours to enjoy at your leisure. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bruges is simply stunning. Climb the 13th century Belfort for a breathtaking view and catch your breath afterwards (there are 365 steps to climb) with a Belgian beer at one of the award-winning breweries or many canal side beer cafés. Wander through quaint lanes adorned with countless chocolate and lace shops or join a canal tours - a hugely popular way to see the city as they crisscross the center and have rightly earned Bruges the nickname, ‘Venice of the North.’ With so much to see and do, and so many tempting cafés, restaurants and shops to while away the hours in, it’ll feel like no time at all before you meet your guide back at the coach park. 

Please note:  The drive each way to Bruges is approximately 30 minutes. As coaches are not permitted in the city centre, all coach transfers from Zeebrugge drop at the same coach park, this is a scenic 20 minute stroll into the centre, with a few steps en route. At the end of your free time in Bruges, your meeting point will be at the coach car park in the same location as you disembarked the coach.


price $85
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Bruges, Flemish Countryside & Castle of Loppem
Tour through the typical Flemish countryside with a scenic drive to the quaint village of Damme. This Flemish village is steeped in traditional Flemish character. Use your free time here to stroll and explore or to sit down at a café and enjoy one of the many different kinds of beer Belgium produces (at your own expense). Damme is also known as a book town, with numerous bookshops and regular book fairs. Afterwards, you will drive through the outskirts of the historical city of Bruges for a view of the windmills and the impressive medieval city walls.  You will travel south of Bruges, where you will have the chance to visit the impressive Castle of Loppem. This castle has a particular and homogeneous style, in this sense that the architecture and the interior were kept in their original state. It was in 1856 that the future castellans, Baron Charles van Caloen and his wife, Countess Savina de Gourcy Serainchamps, appointed the English architect Edward Welby Pugin (whose father, August Welby Northmore Pugin, participated in the building of the Westminster Houses of Parliament) with the task of designing the plans. Loppem Castle later came to play a prominent role in the political history of Belgium at the end of World War I.

Please note: This excursion does not enter the city walls of Bruges, you only visit the outskirts of the city. This tour is ideal for guests who prefer minimal walking. For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently.


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Bruges, Flemish Countryside & Castle of Loppem
Tour through the typical Flemish countryside with a scenic drive to the quaint village of Damme. This Flemish village is steeped in traditional Flemish character. Use your free time here to stroll and explore or to sit down at a café and enjoy one of the many different kinds of beer Belgium produces (at your own expense). Damme is also known as a book town, with numerous bookshops and regular book fairs. Afterwards, you will drive through the outskirts of the historical city of Bruges for a view of the windmills and the impressive medieval city walls.  You will travel south of Bruges, where you will have the chance to visit the impressive Castle of Loppem. This castle has a particular and homogeneous style, in this sense that the architecture and the interior were kept in their original state. It was in 1856 that the future castellans, Baron Charles van Caloen and his wife, Countess Savina de Gourcy Serainchamps, appointed the English architect Edward Welby Pugin (whose father, August Welby Northmore Pugin, participated in the building of the Westminster Houses of Parliament) with the task of designing the plans. Loppem Castle later came to play a prominent role in the political history of Belgium at the end of World War I.

Please note: This excursion does not enter the city walls of Bruges, you only visit the outskirts of the city. This tour is ideal for guests who prefer minimal walking. For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently.


price $99
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7.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

boating

walking

unesco

essentials
Bruges, Ghent & Bruges
Visit two of Flanders best preserved medieval cities, Ghent and Bruges.  You will board your coach for an approximate 1-hour drive through the scenic Flemish countryside to historic Ghent. Upon arrival, your guided walking tour will begin at St. Michael's Bridge where you will have impressive views of the historical city center. From this vantage point, you can see the old port with gabled houses, the Castle of the Counts and the famous "Row of Three Towers." Cross the bridge and pass the Belfry Tower to reach St. Bavo's Cathedral. Inside, see the ornate wooden pulpit and the world famous oil painting of "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers.  Reboard your coach and travel to the charming city of Bruges, often called "Die Scone" or "The Beautiful." Step back in time as you join your guide for a walking tour through the narrow, twisting, cobblestone streets passing picturesque scenes of ancient buildings, tree-lined canals and gabled facades. See the bustling marketplace, Belfry Tower, the Town Hall and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. After this guided walk you will enjoy a relaxing canal boat ride along the city’s romantic canals. Your excursion will include 45 minutes of free time in Bruges to shop for souvenirs, Belgian chocolates, tapestries, and Flemish lace. Afterwards, your coach will bring you back to the ship.

Please note: In the autumn of 2012, a long process of 5 years started to renovate the panels of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.” Throughout the whole process, the panels that are not being restored at that moment, are still available to see in St Bavo's Cathedral for the public. The others are being replaced by copies.  For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach/boat independently. Itinerary might be reversed to accommodate extra capacity. St Bavo’s Cathedral is closed on Sunday mornings and for unforeseen religious ceremonies. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $169
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7.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

boating

walking

unesco

essentials
Bruges, Ghent & Bruges
Visit two of Flanders best preserved medieval cities, Ghent and Bruges.  You will board your coach for an approximate 1-hour drive through the scenic Flemish countryside to historic Ghent. Upon arrival, your guided walking tour will begin at St. Michael's Bridge where you will have impressive views of the historical city center. From this vantage point, you can see the old port with gabled houses, the Castle of the Counts and the famous "Row of Three Towers." Cross the bridge and pass the Belfry Tower to reach St. Bavo's Cathedral. Inside, see the ornate wooden pulpit and the world famous oil painting of "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers.  Reboard your coach and travel to the charming city of Bruges, often called "Die Scone" or "The Beautiful." Step back in time as you join your guide for a walking tour through the narrow, twisting, cobblestone streets passing picturesque scenes of ancient buildings, tree-lined canals and gabled facades. See the bustling marketplace, Belfry Tower, the Town Hall and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. After this guided walk you will enjoy a relaxing canal boat ride along the city’s romantic canals. Your excursion will include 45 minutes of free time in Bruges to shop for souvenirs, Belgian chocolates, tapestries, and Flemish lace. Afterwards, your coach will bring you back to the ship.

Please note: In the autumn of 2012, a long process of 5 years started to renovate the panels of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.” Throughout the whole process, the panels that are not being restored at that moment, are still available to see in St Bavo's Cathedral for the public. The others are being replaced by copies.  For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach/boat independently. Itinerary might be reversed to accommodate extra capacity. St Bavo’s Cathedral is closed on Sunday mornings and for unforeseen religious ceremonies. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $169
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Bruges, Ghent – Medieval City
As one of the most beautiful historic cities in Europe, Ghent is definitely worth a visit. Board your motor coach for the one hour drive from Zeebrugge.  You will arrive in the Old City of Ghent where you will meet your tour guide and begin your walking tour to St. Michael’s Bridge with its spectacular view of the city, the Castle of Counts, and the Row of the Three Towers.  Your tour will continue passing the old port, the Meat House, and the City Hall as well as St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Your guide will lead you to the pontoon where you will board a canal boat for a fun and thorough exploration of the city. As you cruise through the historic city see highlights such as the impressive castle of the counts, the Fish Market, 13th century monasteries and the ancient port of Ghent along with its mercantile houses. Once your canal cruise ends, you will have plenty of time to independently explore this gracious city. You may choose to enjoy a locally brewed beer in one of the stylish bars, or maybe a coffee in one of the waffle houses (at own expense). Strolling along the narrow streets, many of which are pedestrian, you will be enthralled by the unique architecture, while the shops will tempt you with their fine chocolates, Flemish lace and other locally crafted wares. Lastly, you will enjoy your second canal boat cruise back to the motorcoach for the journey through more enchanting Flemish countryside, and on to the port at Zeebrugge. 

Please note: It is approximately an hour each way to Ghent. Guests will be given a Quiet Vox headset. The guide will speak through the microphone in order for the guests to hear the guide during the walking tour.  There are three steps to board the motor coach and stairs to climb at the workshop.  Comfortable shoes are recommended and there are cobblestones. This tour is also not recommended for limited mobility.
 

price $99
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Bruges, Ghent – Medieval City
As one of the most beautiful historic cities in Europe, Ghent is definitely worth a visit. Board your motor coach for the one hour drive from Zeebrugge.  You will arrive in the Old City of Ghent where you will meet your tour guide and begin your walking tour to St. Michael’s Bridge with its spectacular view of the city, the Castle of Counts, and the Row of the Three Towers.  Your tour will continue passing the old port, the Meat House, and the City Hall as well as St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Your guide will lead you to the pontoon where you will board a canal boat for a fun and thorough exploration of the city. As you cruise through the historic city see highlights such as the impressive castle of the counts, the Fish Market, 13th century monasteries and the ancient port of Ghent along with its mercantile houses. Once your canal cruise ends, you will have plenty of time to independently explore this gracious city. You may choose to enjoy a locally brewed beer in one of the stylish bars, or maybe a coffee in one of the waffle houses (at own expense). Strolling along the narrow streets, many of which are pedestrian, you will be enthralled by the unique architecture, while the shops will tempt you with their fine chocolates, Flemish lace and other locally crafted wares. Lastly, you will enjoy your second canal boat cruise back to the motorcoach for the journey through more enchanting Flemish countryside, and on to the port at Zeebrugge. 

Please note: It is approximately an hour each way to Ghent. Guests will be given a Quiet Vox headset. The guide will speak through the microphone in order for the guests to hear the guide during the walking tour.  There are three steps to board the motor coach and stairs to climb at the workshop.  Comfortable shoes are recommended and there are cobblestones. This tour is also not recommended for limited mobility.
 

price $99
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6 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Bruges, Treats of Ghent
Ghent is a dynamic city with a center straight out of the Middle Ages. After a 75-minute drive passing the typical Flemish countryside, you will arrive at the medieval city of Ghent. Before enjoying the beautiful city of Ghent you’ll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the taste of a real Belgian waffle at a local waffle house. Your guided walking tour starts at the bottom of St. Michael's Bridge. On top of St Michael's Bridge you will have the most impressive view of the historical city center. From that point you can see the Old Port with gabled guild houses, the age-old Castle of the Counts and the famous "Row of Three Towers," St. Nicolas Church, the Belfry tower and St. Bavo's Cathedral. Pass the Old Port, the Meat House and the City Hall to reach St. Bavo's Cathedral. The guide will lead you past one of the most famous stores in Ghent, where the same family has been making and selling mustard since 1790. You will also get the chance to taste the famous Cuberdon candy, or as the locals call it: "little noses." This very sweet treat is a popular local delicacy in Ghent, that you just have to try.

Please note: For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour unavailable on Wednesdays


price $125
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6 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Bruges, Treats of Ghent
Ghent is a dynamic city with a center straight out of the Middle Ages. After a 75-minute drive passing the typical Flemish countryside, you will arrive at the medieval city of Ghent. Before enjoying the beautiful city of Ghent you’ll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the taste of a real Belgian waffle at a local waffle house. Your guided walking tour starts at the bottom of St. Michael's Bridge. On top of St Michael's Bridge you will have the most impressive view of the historical city center. From that point you can see the Old Port with gabled guild houses, the age-old Castle of the Counts and the famous "Row of Three Towers," St. Nicolas Church, the Belfry tower and St. Bavo's Cathedral. Pass the Old Port, the Meat House and the City Hall to reach St. Bavo's Cathedral. The guide will lead you past one of the most famous stores in Ghent, where the same family has been making and selling mustard since 1790. You will also get the chance to taste the famous Cuberdon candy, or as the locals call it: "little noses." This very sweet treat is a popular local delicacy in Ghent, that you just have to try.

Please note: For safety reasons, guests must be able to enter/exit the coach independently. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour unavailable on Wednesdays


price $125
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Tilbury, England



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Tilbury, Panoramic London
This detailed panoramic tour of London will take you past some of London’s most famous landmarks in the comfort of your luxury air-conditioned motor coach. Debark your ship at Tower pier. Driving along the embankment, first enter Trafalgar Square. Travel along to Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park Corner then to Piccadilly Circus. Enter Parliament Square where you will see the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.  Pass Haymarket and the West End.   Enjoy 1 hour of free time at a central location to explore the sights independently or perhaps some shopping time.  After your free time return to your coach and from the monuments of Trafalgar Square and return to the ship. 


price $199
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Tilbury, Panoramic London with Transfer to Airport
This detailed panoramic tour of London will take you past some of London’s most famous landmarks in the comfort of your luxury air-conditioned motor coach. Debark your ship at Tower Pier. Driving along the embankment, first enter Trafalgar Square. Travel along to Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park Corner then to Piccadilly Circus. Enter Parliament Square where you will see the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Pass Haymarket and the West End. Enjoy 1 hour of free time at a central location to explore the sights independently or perhaps some shopping time.  After your free time return to your coach and from the monuments of Trafalgar Square, rejoin the embankment and head to the airport.

Please note: This tour is post-cruise and is wheelchair accessible. Available only to guests with flights 4pm or later for Heathrow Airport only. 


price $199
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Tilbury, Panoramic London with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
This detailed panoramic tour of London will take you past some of London’s most famous landmarks in the comfort of your luxury air-conditioned motor coach. Debark your ship at Tower pier. Driving along the embankment, first enter Trafalgar Square. Travel along to Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park Corner then to Piccadilly Circus. Enter Parliament Square where you will see the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.  Pass Haymarket and the West End. Enjoy 1 hour of free time at a central location to explore the sights independently or perhaps some shopping time. After your free time return to your coach and from the monuments of Trafalgar Square, rejoin the embankment and head to the Windstar hotel.

Please note: This tour is post-cruise and is wheelchair accessible.


price $189
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Fowey, England



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

dining

wine

concierge
Fowey, Concierge Collectioin: Exclusive Visit & Lunch at Boconnoc
Depart the pier by coach for Boconnoc, a breath-taking country estate with a long and fascinating history dating back to 1086. Be greeted with a cup of tea or coffee on arrival at Boconnoc, which is open especially for your exclusive visit, before departing on a guided tour around the house, church and grounds. Discover how during World War II, Americans took over Boconnoc and by the time the owners returned, the house had fallen into disrepair due to a lack of money. By the early 1950’s, the owners left the property and it was abandoned for the next 30 years. When Anthony and Elizabeth Fortescue, the current owners, bought Boconnoc and began restoring it, the whole roof had to be redone, there were plants growing through windows and you could see the top floor from the basement in one of the rooms. They restored the house back to life with a 12-year restoration project, which was awarded the Historic Houses Association / Sotheby’s Restoration Award and the Georgian Group Architectural Award for the Restoration of a Country Mansion in 2012. Along the way, see why this estate, with all its diversity, is a popular film location due to it appearing untouched by the 21st century and offers easy access to beautiful locations. Films such as The Three Musketeers and My Cousin Rachel were shot at Boconnoc, as well as the television program Poldark. Following your tour, meet with the current owners (subject to availability) and hear a poem written about the previous owners of the house before enjoying a light lunch accompanied by a glass of wine, taking in the beauty of the surroundings. After lunch, there’s free-time for you to relax or explore the estate at leisure before commencing the journey back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $199
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Fowey, Lanhydrock House
Leaving the small town of Fowey, travel through the Cornish countryside to Lanhydrock House.  Situated in idyllic gardens, this is declared to be the finest house in Cornwall.  It was built in the 17th century but in 1881 was almost entirely destroyed by fire leaving only the granite gatehouse and the north wing, where the Long Gallery is located, with its fine plasterwork. The first Lord and Lady Robartes never recovered from the shock of the fire and both died shortly afterwards. Their son, the second Lord Robartes, rebuilt it with every Victorian convenience to meet the needs of his large family and what you see today is a superb example of late Victorian living. The unique aspect of Lanhydrock is that the below stairs areas and servants quarters have been retained in their original condition offering a fascinating insight into life “in service” around the turn of the last century. Wander around the estate and beautiful gardens and absorb the atmosphere of serene antiquity surrounding the estate. At 11 am the doors to the house will open to embark on a 1-hour visit of the house, with stewards on hand to share with you their knowledge of the house. There will be an opportunity to visit the delightful National Trust shop prior to returning to Fowey.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $129
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7 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Fowey, Plymouth & The Mayflower
Depart Fowey and embark on your Journey to Plymouth. The ancient city of Plymouth is perhaps one of the best-known Maritime cities in the world. From here The Pilgrim fathers set sail aboard the Mayflower for the New World in 1620 and Sir Francis Drake sailed to defeat the invading Spanish Armada. 2020 will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's pioneering voyage. En-route to Plymouth take a short comfort stop and stretch your legs at Kernow Mill, Trerulefoot near Liskeard. Depart your coach and experience the city on foot with an expert local guide.  Walk out of the docks and start your heritage walk on Plymouth Hoe, where Drake was famously playing bowls when he received news of the invading Armada and is reported to have said.  ‘We have time to finish the game’ Enjoy fine panoramic views of the area and out to sea across Plymouth Sound. Nearby lies the fortified garrison, or Citadel, and continuing down the gradual slope, arrive at the historic Barbican. This is the original trading dock of the city and is the place from where the Pilgrim Fathers departed. Now the warehouses are home to fashionable galleries, cafes and quaint antique shops.  See the famous Mayflower steps where the pilgrims set sail on their voyage to the New World and enjoy a guided tour around The Barbican. Next, enjoy lunch at a restaurant on the Barbican before spending some time at your leisure either shopping or site seeing. The Mayflower Centre stands as a Tourist Information Office and a fascinating museum. Visit here at your leisure (entrance prices not included) and see the history of Plymouth and Sutton Harbour. The Mayflower Museum brings to life the cramped reality of being onboard the Mayflower for the 102 Pilgrims and 30 odd crew who made the journey.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Itinerary is subject to change.


price $225
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

essentials
Fowey, Scenic Cornish Drive & Polperro
Depart Fowey on a scenic drive through the Cornish countryside to the picturesque village of Polperro. See peaceful rural vistas and pass the old Georgian town of Lostwithiel before arriving at historical Polperro. Sheltered from time and tide in its cliff ravine, Polperro is a quaint old Cornish fishing village with a colorful past. Set-off on a walk through the traffic-free lanes to explore at leisure. See the small, picturesque harbor, overlooked by ancient fisherman’s cottages perched on steep hillsides.  Perhaps visit the Heritage Museum to discover more about the village’s intriguing smuggling history. There’s a selection of local shops and galleries to browse, as well as cafes where you could indulge in a traditional British cream tea. (Entrances and refreshments not included). Following your visit to Polperro, reboard the coach to relax on the scenic drive back to Fowey.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
book tour


4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

essentials
Fowey, The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Depart Fowey for the 45-minute journey to the magical Lost Gardens of Heligan. Drive up through the countryside enjoying panoramic vistas, small villages and granite farmhouses, giving you glimpses of life here in days gone by. Hedged fields give way to rolling downs as you approach Heligan, which is the Cornish name for the willow tree. On arrival at the Lost Gardens, be met by your expert Heligan guide before departing on a 1-hour guided walk of the gardens. Situated near the fishing village of Mevagissey, the gardens are made up of 80 acres of land plus a complex of walled gardens, greenhouses and a huge vegetable garden. They are claimed to be the site of the largest garden restoration in Europe. Discover how as if from a fairy tale, the 57-acre gardens were lost for 70 years beneath a mass of ivy, brambles and fallen timber.  In 1991 they were “rediscovered” and have been beautifully restored to incorporate rockeries, summerhouses and a crystal grotto. Next, enjoy free time to explore the lost valley and ancient woodlands, visit the farm and wander the many beautiful gardens including the tropical jungle gardens and the pleasure grounds. There are benches throughout the gardens that will allow you to enjoy the tranquil environment offered by the garden and birdlife. At the end of your visit re-board the coach for your scenic return journey through the Cornish countryside before arriving back at Fowey.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $135
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Isles of Scilly, England



3 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $69
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2 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Scilly Isles, St Marys Garrison Walk
The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of five inhabited islands and other small rocky islets situated 28 miles from Lands End, the most southwesterly point of the British Isles. With a total population of just over 2,000, an exceptionally mild climate, beautiful flowers and countless white sandy beaches, they are also known for their friendliness, birds, clear turquoise sea, and ancient sites and monuments. Your local guide will meet you at St Mary’s quay and give a short introductory talk about the history of the Isles. Then venture off on foot to enjoy a scenic tour of the Garrison on the isle of St Mary’s and look across to Bryher and Tresco, marveling that even though you can walk between them, they are so utterly different. Enjoy the beautiful views before ending up in Star Castle to enjoy a tea or coffee in the 16th Century Castle Dungeon Bar. Star Castle is now a hotel, but it was built as an impregnable fortress back in 1593 and gets its name from the shape of its eight-sided central keep, curtain wall and dry moat. Just to the right of the castle you'll see a campsite and just right of this a footpath branches right and takes you down to Steval Point Battery, which marks the island's most westerly point. On a clear day you'll enjoy fabulous views over to St Agnes and distant, lonely Bishop's Rock Lighthouse. Following refreshments there will be an opportunity for you to explore Hugh Town at your leisure which is the main and largest settlement on the Island, before returning to your ship. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $65
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Grattequina, France



5 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Grattequina, Concierge Collection: Food & Wine pairing dinner at Château de Ferrand
Located in the jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion, Château de Ferrand is an enchanting 17th-century château surrounded by vines and overlooking the Dordogne Valley. It is a rare jewel that has become accessible to the public. The Château was built during the reign of Louis XIV. It was purchased by Baron Bich in 1978 and it is now the property of his children. Baron Bich is world famous for its ballpoint pen sold all over the planet, as well as its disposable razors and lighters. The function room and wine cellars have been elegantly and stylishly refurbished by a renowned Italian designer. The estate’s wines have been a leading light among the great Bordeaux wine estates for 300 years. In 2012 Ferrand won deserved recognition for the unanimously acclaimed quality of its wines when the estate was awarded Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé status. This ranking also rewards châteaux that have been able to develop their architectural heritage and make it available to wine-lovers. Ferrand has fully restored winemaking facilities and a unique function/tasting room. Everything here is designed to appeal to wine-lovers, wine professionals and visitors from all horizons. Tasting sessions are given by a sommelier, while the accompanying cuisine is refined and always perfectly matched to the range of vintages on offer. For food-lovers who are hungry to learn, you will participate in a Workshop-Menus combining useful tips with pleasurable culinary experiences. This workshop comes in the form of entertaining lessons to further your knowledge of wine, and also include a delicious dinner at the Château estate. Can you find the perfect pairing conjured up by the Château de Ferrand sommelier and the local Chef?After a private tour of the estate and its cellars, you will enjoy 4 dishes and 4 vintages of Château de Ferrand. Taste, savor, compare – see what you think – while the sommelier explains the secret of food & wine pairing! A unique experience that will awaken your senses. This workshop-menu will end with a “Café Gourmand” dessert.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended as well as a warm garment.  Some of the walk is difficult on steep cobblestone streets  and not recommended for people with mobility issues. Guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate on this tour.


price $299
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2 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

concierge
Grattequina, Concierge Collection: Helicopter Adventure Over The Medoc Vineyards & St. Emilion
Savor extraordinary views over the Medoc, Gironde River, and Saint Emilon landscape with this helicopter flight adventure, available only to a limited number of guests. Departing the pier aboard your air-conditioned vehicle, enjoy your 30-minute journey to the Bordeaux airport where you will board your helicopter. From the air, discover the Medoc country and its villages which have given their names to the famous Medoc wines: Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, Saint Julien, Pauillac,  and Saint Estephe. Also discover the world leading Chateau estates within this region: Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. On the other side of the River Gironde, admire the UNESCO classified hilly landscape of the Saint Emilion region.

Please note:  Wear comfortable and flat walking shoes and warm clothing.


price $1299
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, 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. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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 $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, 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. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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 $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, 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. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, 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. Sites to see include UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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

sightseeing

wine

essentials
Grattequina, Medoc Vineyards
You will board your motor coach at the pier and drive towards the Medoc wine country located north of the city of Bordeaux. The Medoc Wine Road, located between the Gironde estuary and the Landes forest, will provide magnificent views of vine-covered gravelly rises as far as the eye can see. You will have the opportunity to take photos of some of the most famous Châteaux of the area such as Margaux, and Pichon Longueville. Medoc vineyards are orderly and well-kept almost to the point of fanaticism, and the region's world famous châteaux produce wines that are nothing short of divine ... Moulis, Listrac, Saint Julien, Saint Estèphe, Pauillac, Médoc, Haut Medoc and Margaux (with the celebrated château of the same name). You will be able to visit the cellars of one of these famous châteaux -  Giscours, Lynch Bages, Siran, Lagrange, Dauzac, Desmirail, Camensac, Kirwan, Marquis de Terme, Prieuré Lichine, Branaire Ducru or La Tour Carnet. You will learn the techniques of wine making during your visit of the cellars and before a wine tasting.

Please note: There will be stairs to get to the chateau cellar. Wear comfortable walking shoes. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in wine tasting.


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

culture

unesco

essentials
Grattequina, Panoramic Bordeaux & Its New Wine Museum
Depart from the pier with your coach and enjoy first a panoramic drive of UNESCO Bordeaux, the world wine capital city, before heading to its New Museum dedicated to the Wine culture. La Cité du Vin is a unique cultural facility where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design. La Cité du Vin gives a different view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cultures and all civilizations. At first sight, the architecture of the building is a place filled with symbols of identity: the knotted vine stocks, wine turning in the glass, the swirls and eddies of the Garonne river. Each and every architectural detail evokes liquid elements and the very soul of wine. The bold architectural design by architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières from is impressive for its shape and curves, as well as its ever-changing reflections depending on the season, the day or the time. You will take a tour, a journey through time and space to discover wine in its universal, heritage, civilizational and cultural dimensions. Whether mythical, sacred, religious or magical, experience the culture of wine as it has shaped mankind and the way we live, which has been a source of inspiration in both past and present. Throughout your visit you will be guided by the travel companion, an innovative and technological tool available in 8 languages, helping you to explore the circuit at your own pace and adapted to your own profile. The final phase of the journey will take you up to the Belvedere of La Cité du Vin where you can take in a 360° view of the city, a unique panorama to enjoy while sipping a glass of wine from one of the great vineyards of the world.
 
Please note: Wear comfortable and flat walking shoes.  Heels are not recommended. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in wine tasting.
 

price $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, The Essential Experience: UNESCO Bordeaux & Wine Tasting
Depart by coach from the ship for a panoramic drive of Bordeaux, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. This distinction recognizes the beauty and unity of style of Bordeaux's architectural heritage, which has developed harmoniously over the centuries and remains remarkably well-preserved. Discover the city’s major highlights : the Chartrons Riverfront where the wine trade started, L’Esplanade des Quinconces which is one of Europe’s largest squares with its column commemorating the French Revolution, the 18th century Place de la Bourse, the Cailhau Gate (15th century), the Big Bell (14th century), the Palais Rohan (18th century) now the City Hall, the St Andrew Cathedral (13th century )  where Alienor d'Aquitaine married Louis VII and the Grand Theatre (18th century), the Bordeaux Opera built by Victor Louis in 1773. Then, to continue your discovery of Bordeaux’s history and culture, you will drive to a nearby vineyard surrounding Bordeaux and highlighting its really famous heritage: the wine culture. You will stop at one of the prestigious estates to visit their cellars, be introduced to the art of wine making and enjoy a wine tasting before heading back to your ship.

Please note: The order of sights visited may vary. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.


price $79
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, Unesco Classified Bordeaux Panoramic & Walking Tour
You will depart by motor coach from the pier for both a panoramic drive and walking tour of the UNESCO-classified city of Bordeaux. You will view the WWII German submarine base, the Chartrons Riverfront where the wine trade was started, the 18th century Place de la Bourse, the 15th century Cailhau Gate and the  14th century Big Bell.  You will stop at the 18th century Palais Rohan, now the City Hall, and walk to the 13th century Cathedral of St. Andrew, where Alienor d'Aquitaine married Louis VII. You will be able to go inside if there is no Mass celebration going on. You will re-board your motor coach and  drive through Gambetta and Tourny Squares. Stop at the nearby  Grand Theatre, built by Victor Louis in 1773, one of the most beautiful in Europe and a pure work of art. After you have strolled through the Old Bordeaux area with the Parlement and St. Pierre Squares the motor coach will bring you back to the ship. On the way back, you will see the monument to the Girondins of the French Revolution at the Quinconces Square.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.


price $64
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

wine

culture

unesco

concierge
Grattequina, Concierge Collection: Cooking Class at Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret
French Cuisine and its culture were classified as UNESCO World Heritage Culture in 2010. Learn the secrets of its cuisine during a special cooking class at Château AmbeTour Pourret, followed by on-site lunch. When you arrive at Château Ambe Tour Pourret, you will first enjoy a visit to the cellars, followed by a wine tasting. Then, under the Chef’s guidance, you will have the unique experience of concocting and tasting regional dishes paired with the château’s wines. During this class, the instructor will share with you the secrets of French traditional cuisine. Centered on a specific seasonal product or ingredient, each themed class is your chance to practice the professional techniques that will make it possible for you to reproduce the recipes at home. You will participate in a hands-on class with preparation of a starter, a main course and dessert. You will relax and savor the fruit of your labors during an on-site tasting of the dishes cooked, paired with some wines and coffee.

Please note: English-speaking cooking class provided. The tour guide is present all during the cooking class and lunch for any assistance but the tour guide is not participating in the class. Pre-booking required for this tour. Minimum participation must be reached one month prior to the class.


price $379
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2 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

concierge
Grattequina, Concierge Collection: Helicopter Adventure Over The Medoc Vineyards & St. Emilion
Savor extraordinary views over the Medoc, Gironde River, and Saint Emilon landscape with this helicopter flight adventure, available only to a limited number of guests. Departing the pier aboard your air-conditioned vehicle, enjoy your 30-minute journey to the Bordeaux airport where you will board your helicopter. From the air, discover the Medoc country and its villages which have given their names to the famous Medoc wines: Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, Saint Julien, Pauillac,  and Saint Estephe. Also discover the world leading Chateau estates within this region: Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. On the other side of the River Gironde, admire the UNESCO classified hilly landscape of the Saint Emilion region.

Please note:  Wear comfortable and flat walking shoes and warm clothing.


price $1299
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Grattequina, Concierge Collection: Medoc Vineyards & Lunch with Wine Author Dewey Markham Jr
Depart from the ship for an exclusive wine connoisseur day in the Medoc vineyards! Your guide during this special day will be none other than Wine Author Dewey Markham Jr. who has lived in the Bordeaux region since 1993 and wrote the book 1855: A History of the Bordeaux Classification, which won the James Beard award for wine book of the year.  He will help you discover the Medoc vineyards, first with a panoramic drive along the famous "Route des Châteaux" (the wine chateaux road). Your first stop will be at a classified wine estate in the St. Julien or Pauillac wine district. During your guided tour you will discover the cellars and wine making secrets of the château. Proceed to the tasting room where you will enjoy a tasting of 3 wines from the estate. Then it will be time for lunch. Stop at Relais & Chateau Michelin-starred Restaurant Cordeillan-Bages, on Château Lynch-Bages estate. In the heart of the Medoc in vineyards. every table at the Cordeillan-Bages restaurant offers a unique atmosphere. Its spacious and minimalistic décor is enhanced with paintings by artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Antoni Tàpies, Tan Swie Han... The dining room offers bright openings onto the terrace and vineyard. Using the local produce has turned the venue into a gastronomic mecca. After lunch, continue your drive and enjoy a photostop at one of the splendid architectural and wine making wonders of the area, such as Château Margaux. Your last stop today will be in the Margaux appellation. Visit the cellars of Margaux classified wine estate, before a tasting of 2 wines from the estate to end your beautiful day. Your coach will then take you back to ship in Bordeaux.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended as well as a warm garment.  Some of the walk is difficult on steep cobblestone streets  and not recommended for people with mobility issues. Guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate on this tour.


price $429
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, 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. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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 $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, 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. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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 $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, 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. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, 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. Sites to see include UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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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4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Grattequina, Prehistoric Pair-non-Pair Cave & Guided Tour of Bourg
History-lovers, this half-day tour is for you! Departing from Bordeaux, you will head towards the countryside around Bourg-sur-Gironde village. First, stop to discover one of the oldest decorated caves in the world at Pair-non-Pair. Occupied for 60,000 years, the cave has given up 15,000 tools and 6,000 bones from 60 animal species, sources of information on the evolution of the human race also the climate and the environment. The site is both moving evidence of man's artistic awakening and a major focus of scientific research, it became the first cave to be classified as a historical monument. After this plunge into prehistoric times, you will enjoy a short transfer to Bourg-sur-Gironde for a guided walking tour of this charming village facing the Gironde estuary. Situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, this historic village still lives inside medieval walls. Built during Roman times and later fortified by the English, it is filled with rich architecture. Your walking tour will follow picturesque alleyways down to the harbor via the Porte de Mer and the King’s stairway, as well as the upper town. Visit the Horse-Carriage Museum and the World War II Petrol Cistern. The Carriage Museum presents a unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Learn the secrets of the history of transport and travelers! An underground confidential passageway dating from the 16th century will lead you to the entrance of the immense oil tanks from the Second World War. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. No picture taking is allowed in the prehistoric cave nor at 
the petrol cisterns.


price $149
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

wine

essentials
Grattequina, St. Emilion Vineyards & Villiage
There can be no better place to start a visit to this attractive region than Saint Emilion, heartland of the merlot grape, which produces delicious, rich, round wines. The vines on the "hill with a thousand châteaux," reach right up to Saint Emilion's 13th century town walls and surrounding moat dug out of solid rock.  You will stop at one of the nearby wine chateaux and will learn the techniques of wine making during your visit to their cellar and enjoy a wine tasting. Arriving in the village, your guide will take you for a walking tour to see the main attractions: the Collegiale Church and its magnificent cloister from the 12th century, the Ramparts, the Market Place, and the Monolithic Church. Strolling in the streets, you will also see the Cadene Gate and the King's Tower. Then, you will have some time at leisure for exploring the village on your own.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended as well as a warm garment.  Some of the walk is difficult on steep cobblestone streets  and not recommended for people with mobility issues.


price $119
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El Ferrol, Spain



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

refreshments

walking

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

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes  are recommended.


price $199
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

unesco

walking
El Ferrol, Best of Santiago de Compostela
Santiago, the city where, according to a legend, the remains of the apostle Saint James were found is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Board your motor coach where you will meet your guide who will impart some of the region's history on your 75-minute drive to Santiago. Once in Santiago, your walking tour will begin. You’ll see a town full of  life, with one of the most famous universities, a reputation for the best seafood in Galicia and an enormous amount of culture. You will enter the Cathedral of Santiago. The present building was begun in 1075. It is a key Romanesque work in which numerous architectonic styles converge. Highlights of the Cathedral include the Portico de la Gloria constructed in 1188, the Obradoiro façade of the Cathedral ,considered one of the greatest expressions of the Spanish Baroque period., the Main Altar also in the Baroque style and the crypt of the Apostle St. James located beneath it. Following your visit to the Cathedral, you will walk through the quiet streets and picturesque squares of Santiago, admiring the Plaza del Obradoiro, the real heart of the town and where the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, a 17th century building declared National Monument,  is located.   You will also see  the Palacio Rajoy, an enormous and elegant neoclassic building near the Cathedral.  A 4-course lunch with wine will be served at Parador Reyes Catolicos situated near the Cathedral and also declared a National Monument. Following lunch, you  will  be shown how a queimada is made including the spell and lighting of the liquid by  the wizard. On your return trip to El Ferrol , you will be able to admire the impressive Galician landscape of the coastline full of wide beaches and large marshes.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen.  To enter the Cathedral you will need to wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as the walking surfaces are uneven cobblestone.


price $239
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2 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
El Ferrol, Galician Ceramics & Betanzos
Visit the ceramic factory of Sargadelos, the greatest example of Galician pottery worldwide and stroll through the charming streets of the Roman town of Betanzos. The history of Sargadelos Ceramics illustrates 200 years of constant innovation. Sargadelos products stand out for the exquisite craftsmanship applied in the process of manufacturing each of its pieces and the originality of its designs, inspired by traditional forms and motifs of Galician culture.  All of its chinaware, figures and jewelry are decorated and finished by hand after leaving the kilns at its two factories. The original combination of industry, design and culture contributes towards giving a unique flair to the company’s products, a traditional process that you will witness first hand. After your visit to the Sargadelos factory, you will continue to the Roman town of Betanzos for a guided walk through its charming historic streets. You’ll visit the Santa María de Azogue and St. Francisco Church and enjoy some free time to explore the village independently before returning to Ferrol..

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen. You will need to wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders. Flash photography is not permitted inside the churches. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as the walking surfaces are uneven cobblestone. 


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1599
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7 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

unesco

walking

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

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.


price $199
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Vigo, Spain



4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

sightseeing

boating

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

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

price $129
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4.5

Moderate

sightseeing

watersports

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

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


price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Vigo, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Vigo  like the UNESCO Sites of Church of Santa Maria and Fla Toja or the Oyster Market or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Vigo area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Vigo, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Vigo  like the UNESCO Sites of Church of Santa Maria and Fla Toja or the Oyster Market or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Vigo area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.
price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Vigo, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Vigo  like the UNESCO Sites of Church of Santa Maria and Fla Toja or the Oyster Market or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Vigo area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Vigo, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Vigo  like the UNESCO Sites of Church of Santa Maria and Fla Toja or the Oyster Market or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Vigo area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1399
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

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

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


price $109
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4.45 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

refreshments

wine

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

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


price $119
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Lisbon, Portugal



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Lisbon, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests. On this full day option you can combine an itinerary in Lisbon only or choose its charming surroundings as Sintra, Cascais, Guincho or Cabo da Roca.

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 in Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Guincho or Cabo da Roca areas and for 8 hours duration. 


price $799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Lisbon, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests. On this full day option you can combine an itinerary in Lisbon only or choose its charming surroundings as Sintra, Cascais, Guincho or Cabo da Roca.

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 in Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Guincho or Cabo da Roca areas and for 8 hours duration. 


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Lisbon, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Lisbon city. You can choose from exploring the typical quarter of Alfama and Castle St. Georges, the majesty of Avenida da Liberdade, a charming old boulevard place of several international stores (such as Prada or Armani) lined with gardens; Jerónimos Monastery (closed on Mondays) considered being the jewel of Manueline art; the President’s House, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries among many others.

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 Lisbon area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $429
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Lisbon, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Lisbon city. You can choose from exploring the typical quarter of Alfama and Castle St. Georges, the majesty of Avenida da Liberdade, a charming old boulevard place of several international stores (such as Prada or Armani) lined with gardens; Jerónimos Monastery (closed on Mondays) considered being the jewel of Manueline art; the President’s House, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries among many others.

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 Lisbon area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $549
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3 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $89
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4.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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


price $109
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Cádiz, Spain



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

wine

culture
Cadiz & Flamenco
This tour will depart from the port of Cádiz for a visit to the historical center of town and its bay. Your guide will point out the important monuments and landmarks along the way. Watch for the Mudejar-style tobacco factory (1741) which now serves as the Congress building, Santo Domingo Church, the old Royal Prison in Andalusian neo-classical style and the Roman Theatre which overlooks the city’s main cathedral. Before reaching the city center, you will also pass the ancient Phoenician port of La Caleta, the Botanical Gardens and the castle walls that once protected the town. Leave the motorcoach at Plaza de España and start your walking tour through the most typical streets of the city. You will see the Plaza de la Mina, once a monk’s vegetable patch, and the outside of the Cádiz Museum. On Calle Ancha, there are beautiful 19th century palaces and the Cathedral where you can step inside to view an eclectic transition from 13th century Baroque style to 19th century neo-classical style.  Flamenco, a vibrant mixture of dance, song and guitar is the heart and soul of Andalucía. Like the province, flamenco has evolved alongside the contrasting historic influences of Arabic, Jewish, and Gypsy cultures. The Gypsies arrived from India in 1450 and have continued to be pivotal to the development of flamenco. Today, throughout the world there is a demand for a modern, youthful, "flamenco fusion" a blend of flamenco and world music. Obviously, there are differences of opinion between the traditional (cante jondo) purists and the performers of modern flamenco. End up the tour enjoying the most typical Spanish dance together with a drink.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are uneven surfaces, cobblestones and steps. Conservative dress (no shorts or bare shoulders), is required inside the Cathedral.


price $149
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8 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing
Cadiz, A Day in Seville
Moorish-influenced Seville lies in the heart of Andalusia, on the Guadalquivir River Plain. Become acquainted with one of Spain’s greatest and most beautiful cities. Travel by motor coach 1¾ hours north to Seville, which features many architectural highlights, including the cathedral, Reales Alcázares and Casa de Pilatos. After a 1-hour visit to the cathedral, you will stroll through the old Jewish area, known as the Santa Cruz Quarter. Artisans’ shops and quaint cafés occupy whitewashed houses crowded along meandering alleys and charming squares.  Following time for lunch on your own, you will take in a panoramic overview of Seville seeing such landmark monuments as the Torre del Oro and La Giralda Tower before taking a refreshing stop at the Plaza de España. Pause to admire this impressive square, which is crossed by a canal, before rejoining your motor coach for the 1¾-hour return drive to the ship.

Please note:  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as participants must walk approximately 1½ - 2 miles over both even and cobblestone surfaces. Up to 25 steps must be negotiated. The actual order of attractions visited may vary. Flash photography is not permitted in the Cathedral. Camera and video fees are applicable for the upper floors of Pilatos House and the Cathedral.  Conservative dress (no shorts or bare shoulders), is required inside the Cathedral. 


price $199
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1245
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Full Day Private Van

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

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

price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Half Day Private Car

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

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


price $850
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Half Day Private Van

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

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


price $925
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Cadiz, Highlights on Foot
Cádiz is the Iberian Peninsula’s oldest continuously inhabited city and lies on a narrow spit of land, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.  Your guided stroll begins at Plaza de España, near the port. In common with most other Cádiz squares, the nearby Plaza de la Mina was formerly a large vegetable garden belonging to the San Francisco Convent.  You will pass the Museum, and stroll on to Calle Ancha (Wide Street), where you will see several handsome 19th century palaces. Nearby, San Juan de Dios Square is protected by seawalls and features a unique marble fountain. But perhaps the Town Hall is the building that best reflects the grace and style of the city. After a 40-minute visit to the interior of the impressive Cádiz Cathedral, you have the option to either walk back to the ship or remain in town to continue exploring at your leisure.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are uneven surfaces, cobblestones and steps. Conservative dress (no shorts or bare shoulders), is required inside the Cathedral. 

 


price $65
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wine

sightseeing
Cadiz, Jerez & Sherry Cellars
Discover the secrets of the famous sherry land of the province of Cádiz, which produces the world renowned Jerez wine. Your tour will start with a drive to Jerez de la Frontera, a town only 30 miles from the sea and the city of Cádiz. The landscape you will see changes from the dry coastal plain to the fertile land near Jerez. The milder climate makes it possible to cultivate the grapes that produce the three main varieties of sherry.  Jerez de la Frontera dates from Phoenician times, but first rose to prominence under the Moors, who called it Xerix or Sherrich "De la Frontera."  The 19th  century was a period of economic prosperity for Jerez, thanks to a partnership with English exporters and wine merchants launching the success story that the Jerez industry is today.You will visit famous local wine cellars where the time-honored blending process that is responsible for the quality sherry wines will be explained during your guided tour. Afterwards, a tasting of 2 different types of sherry “fino” and “oloroso” will be offered.  

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are uneven surfaces, cobblestones and steps. 



price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wine

sightseeing

essentials
Cadiz, Mon Chéri, Sherry!
You will start your tour  with a drive to  Jerez City  and proceed to  visit  a Vineyard, Virey Laserna Palace and  Fundador sherry cellars.  Your tour will start with  a private visit to the Vineyard in Finca El Majuelo, located in Jerez de la Frontera, a town only 30 miles from the sea and the city of Cádiz. The landscape you will see changes from the dry coastal plain to the fertile land near Jerez. The milder climate makes it possible to cultivate the grapes that produce the three main varieties of sherry.  You will visit  Virey Laserna Palace, located in the heart of  the historic center of the city, also known as the Palace of the Conde de los Andes. The beautiful architectural design of the Palace has a neoclassical style reminiscent of an earlier period with a garden and exquisite decorations inside. You will visit  a famous local wine cellar where the time-honored blending process that is responsible for the quality sherry wines will be explained during your guided tour. Afterwards, a tasting of 3 different types of sherry will be offered. 

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are uneven surfaces, cobblestones and steps. 


price $139
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing
Cadiz, Seville, Lebrija Palace & Casa Pilatos
Begin with a panoramic 105-minute  drive from Cadiz to the city of Seville, passing beautiful Colón Avenue with its typical Sevillian houses, the neo-Classical Maestranza Bullring (the largest in Spain), and the Golden Tower - a remnant of Seville's Moorish fortifications. Watch for the avenue of palm trees where most of the beautiful buildings from the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929 are located. Maria Luisa Park is sure to impress with its unique Plaza de España, decorated with ornamental tiles representing a historic moment from each Spanish province. You will visit the Lebrija Palace which dates from the 16th century. This majestic palace is consider one of the best residences in Seville with Roman mosaics, which paved almost the entire ground floor and led the palace to be considered the”best paved house-palace in Europe.” You will continue with a walking tour through the city. You will have some free time for exploring on your own, or shopping if time permits. After you will visit the Casa Pilatos, residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli, with Renaissance Italian and Mudéjar Spanish styles. Finally you will re-board the bus for back to the ship . 

Please note: Palacio de Lebrija will be closed during Easter week  and during July & August will be closed on Sunday. You will have free time for lunch on your own. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $199
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

sightseeing
Cadiz, Sherry Wines & Local Gastronmy
Discover the origin and  secrets of the famous sherry land of the province of Cádiz, which produces the world renowned Jerez wine. Your tour will start with  a private visit to the vineyard in Finca El Majuelo, located in Jerez de la Frontera, a town only 30 miles from the sea and the city of Cádiz. The landscape you will see changes from the dry coastal plain to the fertile land near Jerez. The milder climate makes it possible to cultivate the grapes that produce the three main varieties of sherry.  Guest will enjoy a visit to Virey Laserna Palace, located in the heart of  the historic center of the city , also known as the Palace of the Conde de los Andes. The beautiful architectural design of the Palace has a neoclassical style reminiscent of an earlier period with a garden and exquisite decorations inside. You will visit famous local wine cellars where the time-honored blending process that is responsible for the quality sherry wines will be explained during your guided tour. Afterwards, a tasting of 3 different types of sherry  will be offered. You will enjoy a typical and delicious lunch in the cellars 

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are uneven surfaces, cobblestones and steps. Conservative dress (no shorts or bare shoulders), is required inside the Cathedral.


price $199
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Gibraltar, British Territory



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

wildlife

walking

essentials
Gibraltar: City Under Seige
You will board your minivan quayside for the short ride to the Cable Car Base Station.  Your cable car will take you to the Top Station perched on the summit of “The Rock,” for a breathtaking view as you are suspended in mid-air. At the Top Station your guide will show you around the geography of this British colony.  Then you will travel to the Middle Station and the sanctuary of Gibraltar’s old inhabitants, the Barbary Apes, roaming free around this station.  Reboard your coach for a 5-minute drive to Princess Caroline’s Battery and the entrance to the Great Siege Tunnels, a system of tunnels carved out of solid limestone.  Proceed to the Gibraltar Museum with its enormous amount of artifacts on display.  You will have the option to return to your yacht or stay in town and make your own arrangements for returning to the yacht.

Please note: The Barbary Apes are wild animals. Please do not attempt to touch or feed them and hang on to your possessions.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Animal sightings are not guaranteed.


price $75
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Gibraltar: Gibraltar Highlights
You will board your minivan quayside and travel past the American War Memorial and the headquarters of the remaining British Naval forces in Gibraltar as you head toward Europa Point.Here you will have a photo opportunity of the beautiful Straits and the Bay of Gibraltar, the Spanish mainland and the African continent. You will proceed to the Upper Rock area to visit St. Michael’s Cave and the famous Barbary Apes. You will drive past the Moorish Castle and the Tower of Homage to enter the Upper Town area’s narrow streets. Guests wishing to stay in town and do some duty-free shopping are welcome to return to the ship on their own.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests with walking difficulties can take this tour. At St. Michael’s Cave they can exit and enter through the cave entrance rather than take the 75 steps to exit.The Rock Apes are wild animals. Please do not attempt to touch or feed them and hang on to your possessions. Animal sightings are not guaranteed.


price $59
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

walking

essentials
Gibraltar: Gibraltar Walking Tour Upper Rock
Gibraltar is best appreciated on foot. In the company of your knowledgeable guide, you will learn about the natural wonders, flora, fauna, splendid views, and military fortifications Gibraltar has to offer. You will take a panoramic cable car ride to the top of The Rock where you will walk along a wooded path to admire St. Michael’s Cave.  Then board a minibus for a ride to the Barbary Apes’ den and the Great Siege Tunnels.  You will pass the Moorish Castle and enter the heart of the city where you can either return to the ship or stay in town and shop, returning to the yacht on your own.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.The Barbary Apes are wild animals. Please do not attempt to touch or feed them and hang on to your possessions.  Animal sightings are not guaranteed.


price $75
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

refreshments

walking

essentials
Gibraltar: Town & People with Tea & Scones
This is an opportunity for you to shirk your sea legs and go on a gentle and interesting walk.  Your coach will transfer you from your ship to the heart of town.  The tour will start at Casemates Square at the entrance to the Main Street in Gibraltar. A licensed tour guide will take you on a tour of the City Center. You will travel back through time and find out all about Gibraltar and its history during the Moorish, Spanish, and British periods. You will learn about the development of its people and its culture. The tour is based on themes elaborated at different stops.  The Tour will leave you with lasting memories of Gibraltar, its people and places as you explore Main Street, a bustling high street with familiar names as well as smaller shops selling everything from fashions to designer sunglasses, Chinese linen to electrical equipment.   Your guide will then take you to try delicious and traditional English Tea & Scones. You'll be able to refresh yourselves, and relax. Sacarellos is an iconic Coffee Shop Restaurant in the warehouse part of a 19th century Merchant House in historic Irish Town. Renowned for its family roasted coffee, its varied lunch menu with regional dishes, pasta, English Steak & Mushroom Pie, traditional Fish & Chips, Quiche and Salad bar. The tour closes with homemade cakes and Loose English Breakfast tea in fine English porcelain.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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Málaga, Spain



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Malaga & Picasso Walking Tour
Those of you who delight in ancient history and art lovers cannot miss this tour! With half a million inhabitants, Málaga is located in the center of the Costa del Sol. From the outside you will admire the beautiful architecture of the Alcazaba Fortress, a historic castle built in the 11th century to be the residence of the Arabian Caliphs or Kings. It is connected by a step path to Gibralfaro Castle, an ancient Moorish fortress with breathtaking views of the city and its bay. Buses will take you to the castle so you won’t have to walk up the hill. The Museo Picasso Málaga is run by the Fundación Museo Picasso de Málaga and the Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso. The Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso is the rightful owner of the collection there, whereas the Fundación Museo Picasso de Málaga owns the group of buildings that holds it. As was initially agreed by the donors, the two foundations are responsible for the conservation, exhibition, study and diffusion of the collection. At the museum, you will be able to appreciate all Picasso styles and techniques (Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic and graphic works in an exhibition with 155 works ranging from 1890 up to 1973. 

Please note:  This tour involves more than 2 hours of walking over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and steps are involved.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

sightseeing
Malaga by Segway
Some things are just plain fun and riding a Segway around Spain definitely falls into that category. It takes a few minutes to get the hang of it; then you'll never want to get off! You'll begin your ride (after an introduction to the operation of the Segway) at Plaza de la Marina, in the center of Málaga. Continue to Larios Street, the main shopping avenue of the city, then on to Merced Square, at the end of Calle Alcazabilla, to see the obelisk erected as a tribute to General Torrijos, currently the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation. Next you will ride to the Santiago Church, built on the site of a former mosque and Málaga's oldest church (founded in 1490). You’ll also visit the Roman Theatre, discovered in 1951, which was built in the time of Caesar Augustus and used until the 3rd century A.D. After that time, it was used as a quarry by the Moors to restore the Alcazaba, which is the next stop on your tour. This impressive building, constructed mainly in the 11th century, was the palace/fortress of the ruling Muslims. Continuing on your tour, you’ll see the Catedral de la Encarnacion, Bishop Square, and the Paseo del Parque, before returning to Marina Square. 

Please note:  This tour is not possible for people confined to wheelchairs.  The minimum age to participate is 10 and participants must weigh between 66 and 265 pounds. Helmets will be provided. Participants must sign a waiver to go on this excursion.


price $119
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2 days 1 night

Strenuous

sightseeing

culture

unesco

dining

beyond
Malaga, Beyond Ordinary: Alhambra In Depth & Insider’s Granada Overnight Tour
DAY 1
Depart from the pier of Málaga towards Granada. On the way you will see one of the best highlights of Málaga, Castle Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century. From its walls, are spectacular views of the city and you will visit the Interpretation Centre to discover the site's history.  Re-board the bus to reach Granada. Your visit will start with the Albaycin Quarter,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a huge labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, small houses, and noble mansions with amazing gardens. It is one of the oldest settlements in Andalusia and is home to the very famous Alhambra and to the Realejo Jewish neighborhood  You will stop at Granada's Carthusian Monastery. Its most striking features include the tabernacle, the church and the famous sacristy. The charterhouse also displays an extensive collection of paintings by influential artist Juan Sánchez Cotán.  A short drive will bring you to the San Cristobal Viewpoint and then a visit to the Palace Dar al-Horra, structured around a central courtyard. Beautiful plasterwork adorns the upper floor with inscriptions from the Nasrid period. Passing the Santa Isabel Monastery, you'll come to San Nicolas Square, famous for its view over the Alhambra. Visit the adjacent gardens of the mosque. A few yards away, step into Mirador de Morayma Restaurant, featured in Food & Wine and one of chef Mario Batali’s favorite spots for a delicious lunch of local dishes with a modern flair, including pomegranate salad with fried garlic, oxtail croquettes and Iberian pork -- an experience that will satisfy all your senses.  Continue to Hotel Santa Paula for check in.  Experience an authentic cooking class in Sacromonte, located in another stunning neighborhood of Granada in a unique setting: a gypsy cave. You will enjoy cooking amazing Spanish dishes in this beautiful surrounding. Once you finish cooking, you will dine on your creations.  Afterwards, discover the Nazari art, with a special evening visit in Alhambra. You will begin at the Atrium of the Alhambra, and continue along a parallel path to the wall. Admire the exterior of the Baltasar de la Cruz Towers, the Siete Suelos Towers, the Water Towers, the Cabezas Towers, the Captain's Tower, and the Palace of Carlos V through the Puerta de los Carros or the Puerta de la Justicia. Drive back to the hotel. 

DAY 2 
Breakfast at the hotel.  Then visit Alhambra Generalife and Gardens, one of Spain’s major tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to the Court of the Lions and the Fountain of Lions, an alabaster basin supported by 12 white marble lions, and the highly decorated and brightly colored Royal Complex. Then on to Alcazaba, a fortress in the oldest part of Alhambra, believed to be built in the 9th century. Enjoy a pleasant lunch of local and traditional tapas at La Ruta del Veleta. Afterwards, you will make a stop in Hotel La Bobadilla, one of the best hotels in Spain. It looks like an Andalusia town, where guests can experience and learn firsthand where sturgeons live and how Riofrío Caviar is made, with over half a century of experience in the A. naccarii sturgeon culture and the first company in the world with ecological certification for caviar.  On the way to Almeria enjoy the scenery of the Sierra Nevada peaks and the immense “sea of plastic,” Europe’s main vegetable producing area.
Please note: Due to this tour’s popularity, limited capacity, and strict cancellation penalties, bookings must be made 65 days prior to the call with no cancellations allowed after. The itinerary is subject to change due to the availability and entrance hours confirmed by Palace Dar al Horra and the Alhambra Palace. Changes will be communicated accordingly. This is an overnight tour so pack accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $2399
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2 days 1 night

Strenuous

sightseeing

culture

unesco

dining

beyond
Malaga, Beyond Ordinary: Alhambra In Depth & Insider’s Granada Overnight Tour
DAY 1
Depart from the pier of Málaga towards Granada. On the way you will see one of the best highlights of Málaga, Castle Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century. From its walls, are spectacular views of the city and you will visit the Interpretation Centre to discover the site's history.  Re-board the bus to reach Granada. Your visit will start with the Albaycin Quarter,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a huge labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, small houses, and noble mansions with amazing gardens. It is one of the oldest settlements in Andalusia and is home to the very famous Alhambra and to the Realejo Jewish neighborhood  You will stop at Granada's Carthusian Monastery. Its most striking features include the tabernacle, the church and the famous sacristy. The charterhouse also displays an extensive collection of paintings by influential artist Juan Sánchez Cotán.  A short drive will bring you to the San Cristobal Viewpoint and then a visit to the Palace Dar al-Horra, structured around a central courtyard. Beautiful plasterwork adorns the upper floor with inscriptions from the Nasrid period. Passing the Santa Isabel Monastery, you'll come to San Nicolas Square, famous for its view over the Alhambra. Visit the adjacent gardens of the mosque. A few yards away, step into Mirador de Morayma Restaurant, featured in Food & Wine and one of chef Mario Batali’s favorite spots for a delicious lunch of local dishes with a modern flair, including pomegranate salad with fried garlic, oxtail croquettes and Iberian pork -- an experience that will satisfy all your senses.  Continue to Hotel Santa Paula for check in.  Experience an authentic cooking class in Sacromonte, located in another stunning neighborhood of Granada in a unique setting: a gypsy cave. You will enjoy cooking amazing Spanish dishes in this beautiful surrounding. Once you finish cooking, you will dine on your creations.  Afterwards, discover the Nazari art, with a special evening visit in Alhambra. You will begin at the Atrium of the Alhambra, and continue along a parallel path to the wall. Admire the exterior of the Baltasar de la Cruz Towers, the Siete Suelos Towers, the Water Towers, the Cabezas Towers, the Captain's Tower, and the Palace of Carlos V through the Puerta de los Carros or the Puerta de la Justicia. Drive back to the hotel. 

DAY 2 
Breakfast at the hotel.  Then visit Alhambra Generalife and Gardens, one of Spain’s major tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to the Court of the Lions and the Fountain of Lions, an alabaster basin supported by 12 white marble lions, and the highly decorated and brightly colored Royal Complex. Then on to Alcazaba, a fortress in the oldest part of Alhambra, believed to be built in the 9th century. Enjoy a pleasant lunch of local and traditional tapas at La Ruta del Veleta. Afterwards, you will make a stop in Hotel La Bobadilla, one of the best hotels in Spain. It looks like an Andalusia town, where guests can experience and learn firsthand where sturgeons live and how Riofrío Caviar is made, with over half a century of experience in the A. naccarii sturgeon culture and the first company in the world with ecological certification for caviar.  On the way to Almeria enjoy the scenery of the Sierra Nevada peaks and the immense “sea of plastic,” Europe’s main vegetable producing area.
Please note: Due to this tour’s popularity, limited capacity, and strict cancellation penalties, bookings must be made 65 days prior to the call with no cancellations allowed after. The itinerary is subject to change due to the availability and entrance hours confirmed by Palace Dar al Horra and the Alhambra Palace. Changes will be communicated accordingly. This is an overnight tour so pack accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $2799
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

wine

sightseeing

essentials
Malaga, Deluxe Mijas Wine Experience
Peek behind the scenes at traditional Spanish country life as you travel to picturesque Mijas. The “real” Andalusian landscape unfolds en route to this classical village with a strong Andalusian flavor and incredible views over the coast from its hilltop location. All the houses in Mijas are whitewashed and the pattern of the beautiful streets was planned to protect the houses and their inhabitants from the wind. “Donkey-taxis” are plentiful here and beautifully made local handicrafts will undoubtedly catch your eye. You will have time to take a donkey ride or shop for ceramics, handmade wood items and other local souvenirs. As well, you’ll visit the Museo de Vino (Wine Museum) and enjoy tasting some of the fabulous wines of the region as well as a sampling of local meats and cheeses. If time permits, you will enjoy a brief panoramic tour past the highlights of Málaga en route back to the ship.

Please note: Spanish law requires motor coach passengers to wear their seatbelts in vehicles that are so equipped.


price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1300
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1325
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $705
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $739
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Almeria (Granada), Spain



4 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Almeria City Tour & Tapas
Ancient civilizations have come and gone in the city of Almeria, once an Arab stronghold. Your tour of the city will be on foot, as motor coaches are not permitted in the Old Town. You will begin your tour on the Paseo de Almeria, the most central street of the city. You will enjoy a tapas tasting before visiting the Alcazaba Palace of the Moorish Kings, which houses collections of Phoenician, Roman, and Moorish artifacts. Your next stop will be at the Cathedral, a lovely Gothic building with Renaissance facades, constructed with an incompatible dual purpose – a place of worship and a bastion of defense against Berber pirates. Other points of interest you will see along your walk are the 17th century Convent of Las Puras, the Episcopal Palace, the Cervantes Theater, and the Mercantile Center.   You will have free time for shopping at the end of the walking tour.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for guests who have difficulty walking or climbing. It involves 3 hours of walking over uneven surface, cobblestones, hilly, and narrow streets. The Cathedral is closed on Sundays so no inside tour is available. The Alcazaba Palace is closed on Mondays.


price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

concierge
Almeria, Concierge Collection: Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory
The Astronomical Observatory of Calar Alto is the largest in continental Europe.  The team of Azimuth is formed by professional astrophysicists and astronomers and it is dedicated to carrying out - in tight collaboration with the Observatory of Calar Alto and other scientific institutions of international reference - science outreachs from the most iconic spaces related to astronomy, the astronomical observatories, from where every day knowledge of the Universe is expanded.  You will take a guided tour through the night sky so that you can see with your own eyes the always impressive planets of our solar system, the delicate planetary nebulae, the globular clusters with millions of stars in the shape of a bee-swarm or the light from other galaxies distant from us millions of light years.  Your visit will begin with an introductory talk on the premises of the observatory, to learn about the research in astrophysics done from Calar Alto, followed by  a  tour which will consist of an instructive lecture about the observatory, the scientific use of telescopes in astronomy, followed by the visit to the building of one of the telescopes. The telescope to visit depends on the availability due to scientific and maintenance tasks. And usually the first choice will be the 3.5-meter telescope. You will continue with a guided visit to “Las Menas” village, famous by the exploitation of mineral deposits, situated around where the Observatory is located. You will visit the interpretation center geo-mining and forest park.

Please note:  Bring your camera and wear comfortable walking shoes. Among with the rest of the team, someone like Javier Sánchez - Azimuth Projects Director - academically trained in astronomy and planetary sciences will accompany you on the guided tour .


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $999
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1199
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10 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Almeria, Granada & the Alhambra
Special shore excursion note: If you are interested in going to the Alhambra  we suggest you book your tour in advance by contacting a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245. There are a limited number of tickets available and only a 7-day cancellation policy. It is possible once you are on board that this tour will be full and Alhambra entrance tickets will no longer be available.

Discover the magnificent Moorish palace of the Alhambra – the dramatic highlight of historic Granada – on this unforgettable tour. A number of interesting sights will be visible from your coach along the 2½-hour drive each way, and your guide will introduce you to local traditions and history as you travel. The city of Granada is truly beautiful, and nothing in all of Spain compares to the wealth of architectural art to be found in the city’s Muslim-Hispanic complex – the 14th century Alhambra, where you will be met by another guide. This breathtaking example of Muslim architecture is surrounded by walls and towers and inside, palaces, military buildings, a fortress and an administrative center. Explore this remarkable structure, with its detailed mosaics, prism-style cupolas and stone-cast latticework offering a surprising grace and sophistication. Visit the inside of the Nasrid Palaces and the nearby Generalife Gardens surround this residence of kings and caliphs. An additional delight is the opportunity to experience a traditional Spanish-style lunch at Ruta Del Veleta restaurant.  Typical lunches are 1.5 hours long and include appetizers, salad, a main course, Spanish wine, and dessert.  

Please note: It is a 2.5-hour motor coach drive each way to Granada.  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues and there will be walking up and down steps and over uneven, sometimes dirt, and cobblestone pathways.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Due to the Alhambra’s popularity and their strict reservation policy it may be necessary to move the departure for this tour to the port of Malaga instead of the port of Almeria based on the number of maximum bookings granted. When this change becomes necessary bookings will be adjusted automatically, you will be notified and you will still go on this tour, but just out of Malaga. For a more in depth experience in the city of Granada and it’s Alhambra consider booking the Beyond Ordinary: Alhambra In Depth & Insider’s Granada Overnight Tour. 


price $299
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $899
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5 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

walking
Almeria, Mojacar Mountain Village & Coastal Drive
Picturesque Mojacar is a sunny mountain village that still retains the traditional whitewashed walls of yesteryear. Your round-trip journey to this lofty settlement features travel along two completely different routes, past ever-changing countryside and striking coastal views. You will pass through mountainous landscapes and the golden Tabernas Desert to arrive at Mojacar, with its flat-roofed houses and whitewashed walls crowd together, perched high above the Mediterranean. Your 2-hour stay provides you with ample opportunity to wander the maze of winding streets, browse through the inviting shops, visit the fortified church, and to revel in the splendid views. Your return journey is through the Sierra Cabrera Natural Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Please note:  It is a 1.5 hour motor coach drive each way to Mojacar. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This excursion is not recommended for guests who have walking or climbing difficulties. The sightseeing involves around two hours on foot, over uneven surfaces and cobblestones with many hilly and narrow streets. There are steep steps from the village entrance to the main square. Spanish law requires that motor coach guests wear their seatbelts at all times while in vehicles that are so equipped. 



price $89
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5.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

wine

culture
Almeria, Taste and Traditions of the Alpujarra Region
Depart from your pier and travel via motor coach to arrive at Alhabia, situated beside the riverbed of the Andarax River. You will observe the creation of colorful traditional hand-painted ceramics at the hands of the talented owner and his son who has been creating these beautiful works of art for 60 years. There will be free time to browse the studio for traditional Spanish ceramics to take home and share with your family and friends.  You will then travel past orange groves and olive trees, vineyards of Almeria grapes, and typical whitewashed villages into the valley of the Andarax. The Tabernas Desert, can be seen in the far distance.You will stop at the family-owned Bodegas Valle de Laujar Winery to taste the award-winning local wines of Almeria along with appetizers of cheese, nuts and the famed jamon. Enjoy the impressive scenery of the Sierra Nevada peaks as you travel back to your waiting yacht.  You will pass the Sea of Plastic, Europe’s main vegetable producing area, spreading across 135 square miles. 

Please note: There will be some winding roads on this tour and the maximum altitude is 3,280 feet. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

price $189
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Cartagena, Spain



2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Cartagena by Segway
Take a tour through Cartagena on a Segway, a comfortable and easy-to-ride vehicle. You will depart from the pier and walk to the training area where you will receive operating instructions. You’ll start your 90-minute Segway ride along the Maritime Promenade, past Carlos III Wall, the panoramic views from the Concepcion Castle and along the waterfront, stopping along the way for photo opportunities. Cartagena is full of interesting history, ancient and recent and on the Segway you'll have the opportunity to see an overview of this amazing city, It´s a clever and alternative tour that will allow you to go farther than walking, you will avoid fuel expenses and parking issues, and support the preservation of the environment. 

Please note: You must be at least 14 years of age and no more than 260 pounds to operate a Segway . This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility or who are disabled. You will be required to sign a waiver to participate on this excursion. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Cartagena Highlights and the Roman Theatre
Discover a cultural legacy spanning more than 3,000 years as you explore the sights of Cartagena accompanied by an experienced guide. Visit the impressive Roman Theatre and its Museum, whose discovery and excavation provided valuable archaeological insight into the important role of Cartagena in Old Spain’s (Hispania Antigua) history. Your next stop is the Maritime Wall, from where you will see magnificent harbor views as you stroll toward Town Hall Square and the city’s main avenue. Your walking tour will show you the impressive late 19th century modernist architecture. Before returning to the yacht, you will take a 30-minute visit to the archaeological site of Muralla Punica and discover the surviving remnants of the old Punic Wall that once protected the city during the Cartagines’ occupation. A short 15-minute drive will return you to the yacht. 

Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended as participants walk for approximately 3 hours. 

price $125
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

essentials
Cartagena on Foot & Tapas Tasting
One of Cartagena’s greatest treasures is its tasteful and colorful cuisine. You will enjoy a leisurely walk along the city’s seafront with your guide as you head towards the historical Old Town, where you will view some of Cartagena’s most famous sights, including the Palace Hall, Maritime Wall and impressive modernist buildings. Along the way you will stop at five local tapas bars, where each chef will have prepared traditional tapas of the day (tapas may include Albondigas, Spanish omelet, local cheeses or cured ham for you to sample), accompanied by a glass of sangria, wine or soft drink. Your final stop on the tour will be the recently restored Roman Theatre of Carthago Nova, where you will have some time inside for taking photos, before walking back to your ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Approximately 2 hours of walking is required so this tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues or wheelchairs. Also note that Spanish law does not allow children under age of 18 to consume alcoholic drinks. 


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

sightseeing

essentials
Cartagena, Exclusive Wine Tasting at Casatilly Palace
Wine enthusiasts this is the perfect tour for you! This tour will combine an exclusive cultural and Spanish wine experience, in one of the most historical buildings in Cartagena, its private Casino where you will have to chance to discover Jumilla flavors. Enjoy the city in a panoramic stroll through the streets of the city center with a professional guide who will show and explain to  you the main monuments and archaeological sites. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to visit Cartagena’s Casino, an incredible modernist private club built during the 19th   century.  Finally, at this incredible location you will taste local wines during the wine tasting, which includes 4 different Jumilla D.O. internationally  acclaimed wines from 2 relevant wineries. You will have the opportunity to buy some wine before leaving.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.


price $119
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $799
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4 HRS

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

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


price $899
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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Cartagena, Journey to Murcia
You are invited to enjoy a superb sightseeing tour in the charming province of Murcia. Departing from Cartagena by motor coach you will journey for one hour through the foothills of the Sierra de Carrascoy. Your destination is the capital of the province – Murcia. Settled by the Moors in the 9th century and conquered by the Christians in the 13th century, this bustling city offers a wonderful array of architectural delights. Your first stop will be the Monastery of the Virgin of Fuensanta (the Patroness of Murcia). Enjoy a panoramic view of the Murcian orchards, producers of the most fruits and vegetables in all of the Mediterranean. Then travel on for an external visit at the Murcia Cathedral, a medley of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. The old building of the Casino of Murcia is your next stop and you will have some free time to stroll the streets, relax in a café and people watch, or browse in one of the many local shops before heading back to your ship.

Please note: There are 3 steps to get in the Casino and 3 more in each room inside with tiles on the floor.  There is a ramp in the monastery and most of the walking is on flat surfaces.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 



price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

concierge

refreshments

wine

culture
Cartagena, The Spanish Horse
Just a few kilometres from the Port of Cartagena, this beautiful hacienda will delight you with the magnificent steeds of the ranch, pure Spanish-bred horses with fine bloodlines and a graceful appearance. These carefully bred horses are sent to horse lovers all over the world. Looking and even touching the broodmares, seeing  the foals and new babies, watching the impressive stampede show, the Spanish Horse Training and the art of managing stallions are some of the things you will enjoy during the visit to the ranch. But just before returning to the pier, and while tasting some of the local products crafted in the area ( tapas, wine and olive oil production) you will be treated with an Andalusian dancer and a stallion performance.

Please note:  Wear flat sensible old shoes or wellingtons, due to it being a working ranch with animals, rough uneven ground with grass and gravel and some muddy parts. Bring a sunhat and sunscreen and wear  weather-appropriate clothing, as the activity is celebrated open air.


price $299
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain



4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Palma de Mallorca, City Sights
Palma is the capital of the Balearic Islands and lies on the southeastern coast of Palma de Mallorca Island. A wealth of architectural highlights awaits you. Board your coach and travel to your first stop at the circle-shaped 14th century Bellver Castle, one of the world’s very few rounded castles and the only one of its type in Europe. Built in military-influenced Gothic style, it lies atop a hill affording expansive panoramic views over the city and surrounding countryside.  You will travel on to the handsome 13th century La Seu Cathedral, which presides over the city and is one of Europe’s finest examples of pure ecclesiastic Gothic architecture. After exploring the Cathedral’s interior you will view the exterior of the adjacent Almudaina Palace. This austere palace was originally an Arab fortress and later the palace of Majorcan kings. Before returning to the yacht you will stop to see the unique style and architectural engineering of the city’s famous bullring.

Please note: Comfortable shoes with rubber soles are recommended. There are approximately 100 steps from the coach parking area to the La Seu Cathedral. Spanish law requires that motor coach guest’s wear their seat belts at all times while in vehicles that are so equipped. On Sundays and holidays the Cathedral is not open to visitors. The history of the Cathedral will be given outside. When visiting the Cathedral, knees and shoulders must be covered. Bellver Castle is closed on Mondays and the visit will be from the outside only.


price $89
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Palma de Mallorca, 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 Palma, 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
Palma de Mallorca, 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 Palma, 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 $739
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing
Palma de Mallorca, Soller Train Ride
One of the best ways to experience some of Mallorca's dramatic scenery is this train ride across the island that allows you to see the rugged interior. From the port, a short motor coach ride will take you to the train station. You will board the old fashioned electric train for Soller. Learn all about this old fashioned electric train that has preserved its traditional character for almost 100 years. You will be passing almond and locust-bean trees, groves of olive trees and the lush and pine covered mountains.  Arrive in Soller and take a walking tour around this charming village with free time before returning to your ship.

Please note: Train ride will be one way and could be either going to Soller or coming back,  depending on train schedules. The other way will be by motor coach.  You should always take your ID and  bring a camera and cash for shopping, sun protection and sunglasses.


price $149
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Palma de Mallorca, Valldemossa Village & Chopin with Tasting
A short motor coach drive past olive trees and local vegetation brings you to the quaint 14th century village of Valldemossa, located at the foot of the Northern Mountain Range. Its former royal residence, La Cartuja, is the first stop on your tour. The residence became a Carthusian monastery in the Middle Ages and your guide will show you the chapel, a pharmacy, and the monks’ library. Valldemossa’s shining moment was in 1838, when George Sand and Frederic Chopin came to live at the monastery. Their stay here is well documented and a collection of their furniture remains. George Sand later wrote a book about their time here, entitled “A Winter in Majorca.” During free time, you will have the perfect opportunity to taste the typical sweets from Valldemosa called Coca de Patata, an individual sweet cake made with potatoes. The drive back to the ship will give you the opportunity to view the impressive cliffs to the north.

Please note: Comfortable shoes with rubber soles are recommended. Spanish law requires motor coach passengers to wear their seatbelts in vehicles that are so equipped. Please, note that this tour is not available on Sunday.


price $89
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Barcelona, Spain



3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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

Please note: This tour will end at the airport. This tour is available only to guests whose flights leave at 3:00 p.m. or later. An inside visit to the Sagrada Familia is not included.  The Cathedral is closed to tours on Sundays and holidays - on these days commentary will take place by the guide outside and guests will be given free time. On rare occasions, guests may still be permitted to enter on their own but this is not guaranteed. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the Cathedral. Headsets are used for inside visits to the Cathedral to enhance the guest experience. 

price $99
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3.25 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

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

Please note: This tour will end  at  your Windstar hotel. This tour is available only to guests staying overnight in Barcelona. An inside visit to the Sagrada Familia is not included.   The Cathedral is closed to tours on Sundays and holidays- on these days commentary will take place by the guide outside and guests will be given free time. On rare occasions, guests may still be permitted to enter on their own but this is not guaranteed. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the Cathedral. Headsets are used for inside visits to the Cathedral to enhance the guest experience.


price $99
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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1299
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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Palamos, Spain



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

wine

concierge
Palamos, Concierge Collection: Bell Lloc
Depart from the pier on a 40-minute drive to this Empordà farmstead, imbued with a philosophy rooted in the land, which takes advantage of recent advances to provide quality, without losing spirit and authenticity. Within the estate are the Bell-Lloc Hermitage and the Brugarol Winery and next to them, at the top of a hill, is the Vila-Romà Castle. Enjoy the visit, wine tasting and lunch during this shore excursion.

Please note: Bring your sunglasses and wear sunscreen.


price $279
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Palamos, Cycling to Pals
During this tour, you'll see a great diversity of scenary such as rough coves on the coasts, forests, fields and medieval villages … and without much effort!  You will leave the port with the e-bikes, and head towards la Fosca, a pretty little beach with beautiful views. Continue the route cycling along the greenway called "Ruta del Tren Petit,” which used to be a narrow-gauge railway line. Head north, where you'll cycle along agricultural roads. As a backdrop, appreciate les Gavarres, a mass of of hilly woodlands that is important for the production of cork. Cycle through the plain of the Empordà and finally arrive at the medieval village of Pals. Its old center is dominated by a Roman Tower built between the 11th  and 13th  centuries.  You will find pebbled streets, half-point arches, facádes with ogive windows and stone balconies. The city wall has four square towers from the 4th  century. From Pals you'll have great views to the rice fields of the Ter River plain and the Medes Islands in the sea. After some free time in Pals, a coach will take you back to the ship.

Please note: The distance covered by bike is 12 miles.  Bring sunscreen and wear your sunglasses. 


price $169
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Palamos, Figueres and Dali Museum
Begin your excursion with a scenic drive to Figueras, located in the northern part of the Empordà region, a sweeping fertile plain that lies inland from the Gulf of Roses. Enjoy the sights of small towns on the way to the highlight of your day, the Dalí Theatre-Museum. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience while visiting the museum, which houses the works of one of the art world’s geniuses of the 20th century, Salvador Dalí. Built by Dalí himself around the former Municipal Theater, the museum is where most of the artist’s works can be seen, and where his first exhibition was held. Dalí was also buried at this site alongside the church that was also the scene of his christening and funeral. Upon entering the museum, you will take in the huge collection that encompasses his most outstanding works. Highlights include Rainy Taxi, Sala Mae West, a scenography of a living room, which turns into the face of the legendary actress through optical illusion, and the enormous portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Also see the crypt where Dalí is buried. Upon departing the museum, enjoy some free time in town, to browse the shops in Figueras before reboarding your coach for the return drive to Palamos.

Please note: Wear sunscreen and your sunglasses. 


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Palamos, Girona City Tour
A scenic 1-hour drive west from Palamos will bring you to the beautiful town of Girona, known as the Immortal City. Girona is rich in historic treasures and is one of the most interesting monumental cities in Spain. First you’ll stop at the El Call area, one of the best-preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe—continuously inhabited for almost seven centuries. At the very heart of the Jewish Quarter are the Arab Baths with their beautiful arches. In spite of the name, the construction of the baths is western Romanesque style. Visit the Bonastruch Ca Porta Museum on the site of the old synagogue, as well as the medieval walls of the city and the remains of the Gironella Tower, destroyed by Napoleon during his retreat in 1814. You can’t miss viewing the outside of the great Catalonian Romanesque Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants before you re-board the coach and return to the ship in Palamos.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Your tour includes transportation, an English-speaking Guide, entrance to the Jewish Museum.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Palamos, Pals, Peratallada & Olive Oil Tasting
Here is an opportunity to have a relaxing day through the landscape of Costa Brava.  You will board your motorcoach for the 40-minute drive to the medieval hilltop town of Pals, with its wonderful views of the countryside below. Continue on to Peratallada, surrounded by natural moats. In the 1960s the castle of Peratallada was restored to its medieval splendor by its present owner who will welcome you to tour the medieval enclosure. Not too far away, the Can Soliveras farmhouse dates from the 11th century, specializing in the growing, harvest and pressing of olives. Visit the farm and see an interactive presentation. Participate in an olive oil tasting that is certain to enrich your understanding of the characteristics of the different varietals and ‘terroir’ - a concept that applies to olive growing as much as it does to the viticulture industry.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. This Tour is not available on Sundays.


price $165
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wine

culture
Palamos, Segway in the Vineyards
Here’s your chance to visit a cellar in a fun way! The bus will take you to Can Sais Cellar, here you will get a Segway and after receiving some instructions on the use and safety you will start the ride along the vineyards to enjoy a beautiful landscape. Next, you will have a visit to Can Sais Cellar,  a small cellar with a long wine tradition dating back on the 17th century, where you will learn the process of wine making. The new generations running Can Sais have been working on creating wines of high quality rather than a big production, you will have the chance to taste 3 of their wines.

Please note: Wear sunscreen and your sunglasses. Reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance.


price $199
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Sanary-sur-Mer, France



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Sanary Sur Mer, Aix En Provence
You will board your motor coach for a drive to Aix en Provence. This was the capital of the Provence region and its attractions are many such as the print of the painter Cézanne. Upon arrival, you will do a walking guided tour of the old town, starting on the grand Cours Mirabeau; a wide avenue built on the site of the city's medieval ramparts. The avenue is one of the city's most beautiful, so be sure to notice the elegant facades of its private mansions, especially their wrought-iron balconies and finely carved doorways.  Explore the old Mazarin District, founded by archbishop Michel Mazarin in 1646, and later home to many writers and artists such as Paul Cézanne. The district is also noted for its meticulously kept walled gardens. Discover beautiful St. Sauveur cathedral with its many contrasting architectural styles, a legacy of countless additions and renovations performed between the 5th and 18th centuries. Most notable are the remnants of a Roman-era wall that were used in a later wall, and the 15th century Gothic portal.  Then, enjoy some free time at leisure for shopping or have a coffee “en terrasse” before driving back to your ship.

Please note: This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. Comfortable shoes are recommended.  Bring sunscreen, a hat and local currency.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

outdoors

walking

essentials
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 little shuttle train or a shuttle bus for the ride to the village. View the town’s old 17th and 18th century houses during the ride to the downtown area.  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 Calanques National Park and creeks . 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. The little train is a shuttle to reach downtown, it is not a touristic train.The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. The little train is working from May 1st to September 30th with stops at the Gorguettes Parking. Outside of this period, the drop off point is at Avenue du 11 November and bus parking at Avenue des Carriers or Gorguettes.




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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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

wine

essentials
Sanary Sur Mer, Le 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, you will have 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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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 (17 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 mid-October to April. Official dates will be announced during the season. 


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing
Monte Carlo, Beyond Ordinary: Heli-Gastro La Bastide de Moustiers
Beyond Ordinary Tours are unique, exclusive experiences for discerning travelers who want an excursion that is 180 degrees from ordinary.  This Beyond Ordinary Tour will transport you on a panoramic helicopter flight with breathtaking views to reach a Michelin-starred restaurant carefully and conscientiously created by Alain Ducasse.  Your tour will begin with a transfer to the helipad to check in. You will lift off from Monaco and rise above the Rock to enjoy a 30-minute flight over the beautiful Provence countryside to land at the secluded La Bastide de Moustiers, an ancient property of a master faience (fine tin-glazed pottery) maker which was restored by the local artisans and purchased by Ducasse, whose commitment and love for this property has given it his personal touch and the authentic look of the Provence area.  You will land right on the property to reach the restaurant where you will experience a gastronomical delight in a gourmet lunch "Menu of the Day" established according to the market of the day. Ducasse’s concept is to offering a lovely, elegant setting where you will share his passion and love of local products. You will discover the cuisine of Frédéric Garnier, the master chef of La Bastide de Moustiers who will use top quality ingredients to create carefully prepared dishes with distinct, unforgettable flavors. You will also discover the magnificent view of “La Falaise de Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.” After this unique culinary experience, you will have more time to take pictures from the air on your return helicopter flight.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. This tour is on request only. You must have your passport or picture ID and be in good medical condition and fit to fly. The personnel of the helicopter company reserve the right to deny boarding in case guests show any medical reason which could result in an unsafe flight. The panoramic flight is not narrated. Children have to be escorted by an adult. In most of the helicopters used, there are 3 window seats. Dietary requirements and allergies  must be made 5 days prior the flight. This tour operates on a request only basis, is based on space availability and if you cancel it will not be refundable.


price $1999
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


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. On Mondays, the flower and vegetable market is replaced with a flea market.

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 $149
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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 150 km (93 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 150 km (93 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 100 km (62 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 100 km (62 miles). 

price $899
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Cannes, France



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 $249
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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 $129
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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 $149
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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 Windstar Cruises hotel.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica. If you are not staying at the Windstar hotel you will be dropped of at the Piazza Repubblica where many taxis are available to take you to your independent hotel.


price $149
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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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Sorrento, Italy



4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

boating

sightseeing

essentials
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 $179
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8 HRS

Easy

walking

sightseeing

unesco

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: Positano & Amalfi by Private Speed Boat
A private speedboat will take you along the coast to Positano, once a sleepy little fishing village and the secret of painters and writers. Its charm is still evident; little squares, white Moorish-style houses set in luxurious gardens, descent in steep steps down the mountainside to the bay. Offshore is Galli Island, legendary home of Sirens. Positano town is embroidered with narrow lanes and steps, and is dominated by the splendid dome of Santa Maria Assunta covered in polychrome majolica. Piazzetta and cafés are crowded by people relaxing after climbing the hundreds of steps up the hillside (not compulsory). Enjoy time at leisure for shopping and sit for a  drink at a café.  Continue your ride to Amalfi, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Between 839 and around 1200, Amalfi was the capital of the Maritime Republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean directly competing with Pisa, Venice, and Genoa. After a visit to the Cloister of Paradise, built between 1266 and 1268, with its white columns and pointed arches that reflects a clear influence of the Arab domination, you will have some free time for shopping or exploring around. Ride back to Sorrento by private speedboat.

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 $3499
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4.5

Easy

walking

sightseeing

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: Positano by Private Speedboat
A private speedboat 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 $2999
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5.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

dining

walking

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: Sorrento Gourmet
Depart from the pier with your guide and board your private coach. After a 30-minute drive, you will reach the farmhouse located in the heart of the land of the sirens, on the hills surrounding 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 growing lemon and olive trees , and the production of limoncello  and olive oil, as well as other typical products of this wonderful land.  You will visit the farm, an ancient monastery dedicated to Saint Francis, its cloister and the beautiful frescoes. After the visit you will return to Sorrento, for a nice stroll in the town center accompanied by your guide. Enjoy lunch in one of the best restaurant of Sorrento before going back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 



price $349
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Sorrento, Discovery & Tasting
You will meet your guide at the pier and board a shuttle bus for the 15-minute drive to the center of Sorrento. This small town is wonderfully located over steep white cliffs and offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. Sorrento lies on a Tufa terrace and is enclosed by impressive rocks of the limestone mountains. For 2000 years visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and the fragrances of orange and lemon gardens. Enjoy a guided visit of the old town, stroll along the colorful streets and admire the beautiful churches, the most famous the Cathedral, in Romanesque style dedicated to the Saints Giacomo and Filippo and built during the 15th  century. Stop in the Main Square, Piazza Tasso, which is the center of the Sorrentine life and  enjoy the wonderful panorama on the Gulf of Naples from the Gardens overlooking the port. Your shuttle bus will then take you to the farm house were you will experience the work of local modern farmers! Take your time to taste local fresh products such as Caprese salad, eggplants, bruschetta, local wine and limoncello. Return back by shuttle to your ship.

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


price $99
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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 $119
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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 $129
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Giardini Naxos, Italy



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Castelmola & Taormina
Founded in the 6th century B.C. by Greeks from Naples, Taormina was subsequently taken over by the Romans. Many of its narrow cobblestone streets are closed to traffic, making the main part of Taormina accessible only by foot. Your guide will take you on a guided walk that includes the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and the bustling main street of Corso Umberto, lined with former mansions of enchanting architecture and balconies that brim with flowers. Stop briefly in the inner courtyard of the medieval Corvaja Palace and enjoy the panoramic views of the bay and snow-capped Mount Etna in the distance as you gaze from the balcony of Piazza IX Aprile. Follow your guide up the narrow street that leads to the Greco-Roman Theatre. Taormina’s most famous antique dates back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries B.C. and still hosts performances today. The theatre’s dramatic location is nothing less than breathtaking. The tiny village of Castelmola is strategically located near Taormina, a splendid site with panoramic views. The focus of the village is the attractive Piazzetta del Duomo with its fine, intricate paving. From various points there are wonderful views of Mount Etna, the north coast and the beaches below. You will have time to indulge in browsing the many shops and boutiques that line the main street. 

Please note: This tour involves walking over cobbled and uneven surfaces and is not recommended for those with limited mobility or who tire easily.  Buses are not permitted in Taormina and many parts are accessible only by foot. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests will get to the city center from the parking lot by lifts.Keep in mind Taormina can be very crowded.




price $139
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, 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 $749
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, 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 $849
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5 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, In the Godfathers Steps
For those with an appreciation of "The Godfather" series, many of the places visited in this tour will seem familiar. Leaving the pier by coach, you will begin with a brief drive through Messina for a 45-minute drive via the freeway and then motor along the coastal road bordered by villas, flowering gardens, and picturesque villages to reach Savoca. Its scenic beauty and historical-artistic heritage makes Savoca, one of the most attractive and unknown places of Sicily. In a private house in the village, "Bar Vitelli," houses a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of "The Godfather II."  After a typical refreshment  begin a walking tour along the village's main street past two Churches of the 15th and 16th centuries, ( Santa Lucia and San Michele ) and to enjoy the view over the valley. Continue to Forza d'Agro, a 20-minute drive towards Taormina, a charming little village overlooking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola arrived there to shoot scenes for the film, "The Godfather III." From the main square, a lane leads up to the circular steps, which ascend to the Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of St. Agostino also known as “Triade. “  Before departing, see the Baroque Chiesa Madre. 

Please note:  Due to the amount of walking this tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties. Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven terrain, gravel paths, inclines and 30-75 steps. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Please note that this tour has no interior visits.  

 

price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Mt Etna & Taormina Helicopter Tour
Your adventure will begin with a private van transfer to the helicopter terminal. On arrival, board your aircraft and soar over 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 at more than 10, 991 feet. Once at the top you will be able to see the many craters, often smoking, besides the famous "Valle del Bove," which extends along the eastern slope of the volcano. The flight will proceed to fly over Taormina and come back to the heli-surface. 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, 1 guide plus 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.


price $999
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Taormina On Your Own
On this excursion you have the opportunity to spend time on your own in Taormina.  Your tour will  begin with a pleasant 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 you’ll have time on your own to enjoy the town.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $69
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

wine

culture
Giardini Naxos, Wine Tasting at the Gambino Winery
Your tour will begin with a pleasant 50-minute  drive to the Gambino Winery.  On the eastern side of the Etna volcano, in the woods of the National Park and facing the sea of Taormina, the Gambino vineyards are a pleasure for your senses and for your heart. A pleasure for your sight too, because they represent one of the best models of Etna vineyards of high altitude: in an exclusive natural environment, at 2,625 feet above sea level, the vineyards lay on sunny and airy terracing that have a breathtaking panorama. A pleasure for your sense of smell, for the unmistakable perfumes of the volcano vegetation. A pleasure for your heart, because the vineyards and wine are great passion that, for over 20 years, involves and guides the Gambino family. Enter into the world of wine immersed in high ground vineyards and local flavors. In such a unique and striking setting for a  wine tasting, carefully conducted by in-house sommeliers and accompanied by typical delicacies of the region. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. You will taste four Gambino wines accompanied by local snacks.


price $129
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Kotor, Montenegro



8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $669
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4.25 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

walking
Kotor, Highlights of Kotor Bay & Baroque Village of Perast
Your excursion begins with a 30-minute drive to the small Baroque village of Perast for a walking tour in this pedestrian only village. See the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and other monuments including the Parish Church, the 12th century Sveti Djordje Church, and the Sveti Nikola Church, built between the 15th and 17th centuries . In a local restaurant, you’ll taste some typical sweets, made from an original recipe used during the Baroque period. You will have some free time before boarding a private motor boat to Gospa od Skrpjela, a Baroque-style church situated on one of two islets in the bay of Kotor, across from Perast.  The islet is man made, and its original church was built in 1452.  You'll view the stunning present church,Our Lady of the Rocks, built in 1632, and enlarged in 1722.  You'll see 68 magnificent paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th century Baroque artist from Perast whose most important painting, The Death of the Virgin, is nearly 33 feet long.  Rejoin your bus for the return drive back to Kotor for a city walking tour through UNESCO protected Old Kotor.  At the end of guided portion, you will have free time for shopping and the opportunity to explore the town of Kotor on your own before returning independently to the ship.

Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.7 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, minor inclines and some steps. Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Interior visits are made at the Our Lady of the Rocks Church at the Our Lady of the Rocks Islet. Headsets are included for this tour. 


price $99
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5.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Kotor, Highlights of Montenegro
From the port of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a motor coach will take you on a panoramic tour. You will ascend steep slopes up the serpentine road with 25 curves to Lovcen Mountain, through an area of beautiful contrasts. The soaring Montenegrin mountains tower on one side, while opposite them is the sublime beauty of one of the world’s most attractive bays. The road will take you to the picturesque village of Njegusi where you will enjoy local snacks that consist of  smoked ham, cheese, homemade bread, and wine.Rejoin the coach and proceed to the town of Cetinje, to visit the Museum of King Nikola. Then follow the scenic route through the popular summer resort of the Budva Riviera, as you head back to Kotor.  Kotor’s Old Quarter was developed within a small triangular area enclosed by town walls. Your experienced guide will direct your attention to the structures that were built by the Venetians from the 15th to mid-18th centuries. They completely enclose the Old Town and form a unique fortification capable of resisting lengthy attacks and sieges. You will then continue to see the exterior of the 12th century Cathedral of St. Triphon, which features a Romanesque basilica whose nave is separated from the aisles by alternating square pillars and antique columns. 

Please note:  There are 40 steps to enter the Museum of King Nikola. Wear comfortable walking shoes as there will be some walking on cobblestones. The drive from Kotor to Njegusi Village includes driving over a narrow mountain road with 24 switchbacks. Guests easily affected by motion sickness will need to take this into consideration.
 

price $115
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

unesco

sightseeing
Kotor, Historic Kotor on Foot
Old Kotor was developed within a small triangular area enclosed by town walls extending to the Fort of St. John. Your experienced guide will direct your attention to structures that were built by the Venetians from the 15th to the mid-18th centuries. They completely enclose the Old Town and form a unique fortification capable of resisting lengthy attacks and sieges. You then continue to the 12th century Cathedral of St. Triphon, which features a Romanesque basilica whose nave is separated from the aisles by alternating square pillars and antique columns. Next, you’ll visit the Maritime Museum, showcasing the rich maritime heritage of this area. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you will have free time to explore Kotor independently, before returning to the yacht.

Please note:  This tour on foot includes the use of headsets.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes. There are 20 steps to enter the Museum and 20 steps to enter the Cathedral and some walking on cobblestones.


price $49
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

unesco

walking
Kotor, Taste of Montenegro
A scenic drive will take you into the countryside to the charming village of Tici, and the home of the Moric family. Upon arrival at the Moric Family home, which has been in the family for more than 200 years, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome by Ilija Moric,University Professor & President of Montenegro Olive Oil Producers Association. You will get a unique opportunity to  discover the secrets behind producing organic olive oil as the Moric family are the only business in the area currently producing organic olive oil. Take a short walk through the olive grove, before visiting their new, modern olive press.  Afterwards, when you see the old olive press, you’ll understand how the new system has made life a lot easier! At the old mill you’ll have the opportunity to sample the olive oil, with Ilija Moric on hand to answer any questions you may have. This is followed by a buffet consisting of a delicious variety of homemade food and drinks such as smoked ham, bacon, sausages, homemade cheese, salad and apple pie.. Upon arrival in Kotor you will have the opportunity to explore charming streets and historical monuments of this Mediterranean jewel with your tour guide.

Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and numerous steps. Participants will need to maneuver over approximately 500 yards of uneven terrain while in the olive grove.  Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen are recommended. No shopping stops are made during the tour but guests will have ample time once the tour has concluded. The drive to/from the Kotor is approximately 1 hour each way, dependent upon traffic conditions. 

price $119
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Dubrovnik, Croatia



4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

snorkeling

dining

sightseeing

beach
Dubrovnik, Adriatic Sea Adventure
Get ready for an adventure at sea.  You will board a luxurious inflatable zodiac boat in the Old Town Port and cruise along Lokrum Island and the old city walls which look very impressive from the sea side.  You will have the opportunity to admire the old city of Dubrovnik and take pictures. Continue with a cruise along the Lapad Peninsula and pass close by the charming Grebeni Lighthouse as you head toward Kolocep Island.  You will continue to the outer side of Kolocep island for an hour of snorkeling or swimming at the Modra Spilja Cave.  Proceed to the other side of the island of Kolocep, to the settlement  of Donje Celo which has a beautiful and very popular sandy beach. Here you will have free time to relax in the sun and swim or to ride on a tube through the beautiful bay of Donje Celo. Depart from there to beautiful and picturesque Zaton Bay where a light lunch and drinks will be served at Restaurant Orsan before you  return to Dubrovnik.

Please note:  Wear your swim suit under your cover-up and bring a towel from the yacht. 

price $199
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

unesco
Dubrovnik, Best of Traditional Dubrovnik
This is an opportunity to explore the beautiful natural setting of the green and fertile Konalve Valley. You will board your motor coach for a scenic drive to the village of Ljuta where you will visit the Old Mill called Mlinica Dvori which is still in function today. Here you will be able to see a demonstration of flour production using traditional methods in a water power stone mill. Enjoy a welcome drink of home-made liqueurs or a soft drink and dried figs. Continue your trip toward Gruda Village where Antonia Ruskovic has kept the tradition of the ancient handcraft of silk production. Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers known to mankind. The silk thread produced here is mostly used for embroidering the beautiful national costume of the Konalve region. You will be able to share in this magnificent cultural endeavor as you produce a silk thread in the age-old, traditional manner. Listen to an explanation of the whole process, from cocoon boiling, to thread reeling, dyeing, plying, reeling, weaving, and embroidering.  You will enjoy the hospitality of a host in the village for a welcome drink and cake. After this very unique experience you will continue your trip toward Dubrovnik for the guided walking tour of the Old Town. 

Please note: The tour scheduled may vary and free time may be included after the walking tour. 


price $129
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3 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, City Sights and Cable Car
You will join your guide and walk to the Cable Car Station where you will take a cable car ride and see panoramic views of Dubrovnik, a bird’s- eye-view of the entire city, which you will never forget.  Next, your tour guide will take you on a walking tour to the Old Town of Dubrovnik, one of the largest and most luxurious open-air museum towns in existence. The famous Croatian Tourist Centre awaits you, encircled by its monumental stone ramparts.  Stari Grad - the old city of Dubrovnik and its medieval walls have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Parts of the walls date from the 13th century. Ascending the stairway at Pile Gate, you will soon reach the top of the wall where your guide will lead you on a walking tour along the southern part of the wall. You will see the gorgeous Minčeta Fortress, St. John`s Fortress, Bokar Fortress, and the Maritime Museum.  Reaching the Stradun, you will be in the very center of the Old Town and will have an opportunity to explore on your own.

Please note: This tour involves strenuous walking activities including a climb to the city walls and approximately 250 steps around the city walls.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour will include headsets and may operate in a different order.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Dubrovnik, Concierge Collection: Dinner at a Local Family Village Home
Indulge your senses with the picturesque beauty, romance and flavors of the Dubrovnik countryside. Depart the pier for the scenic 30-minute journey to Cilipi Village and the Novakovic Family Village Estate. It is situated in the fertile Konavle Valley in an old stone block of houses, well-blended with its surroundings. The authentic interior illustrates rural life. The family has lived in their traditional style home for generations, working the land, producing grape brandy, olive oil, and wine the same way their ancestors did. Your gracious host and chef, Mr. Niko Novakovic will introduce and prepare local specialties that will be cooked just for you! The food they will prepare and serve is mainly home-grown, while the olive oil is produced locally. Known from ancient times of Konalve area cuisine the Prsut (smoked ham), is regarded as their most respected food. The best complement to Prsut is cheese, and certainly bread baked under the Peka (iron bell covered with hot coals. One of the most famous meals is veal and potatoes baked under the iron bell. Times have changed, but the recipes and technology of preparing meals has remained the same at Novakovic Family house. The always fresh natural ingredients, and the old fashion ways of preparing them has long been a family secret. With this delicious meal, you will also have a glass of good wine, prepared from grapes grown in their own vineyards, kept for wine fans with special treatment. In a pleasant ambiance, far away from city jams, with your kind hosts, you will feel just like you were at home.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

snorkeling

refreshments

beach

boating
Dubrovnik, Concierge Collection: Kayaking the City Walls & Lokrum Island
Your half day adventure starts near Fort Lovrjenac in the small port called Pile. Accompanied by instructors, you will set off by kayak to explore the caves and beauty of Lokrum Island where you will have free time for swimming or island exploring.  In the 12th century, Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island, and they occupied it for over 600 years. See the remains of the monastery, a large part of which has been converted into a residence for Maximillian, Emperor of Mexico, who has owned the island since the 19th century.  You will see plants from all over the world growing here by a little lake called Mrtvo More (meaning Dead Sea), situated in the center of the island, which links with the open sea by an underground channel. Just before departing Lokrum Island, enjoy picnic-style snacks and refreshments. Continue your kayaking trip to the hidden cave beach called Betina, where you will have a break for snorkeling and swimming. Upon your return, you’ll agree that this easy paddling in kayaks is a unique way to get acquainted with Dubrovnik from the seaside!

Please note: You will be given a paddle, a life jacket and waterproof compartment for your personal belongings.  Bring your swim suit and towel with you.


price $159
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, 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.


price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, 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.


price $899
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4 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, Game of Thrones
On this tour, you will be taken through all the parts of the Old City where some of the most memorable scenes from the ongoing cultural phenomenon, Game of Thrones, were filmed, including: The Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and pelted with dung, the Lovrijenac Fort where the unsuccessful attack on King's Landing, known as the Battle of Blackwater, took place. The seemingly endless fortified walls will be seen from Lovrijenac where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll, with Tyrion uttering the immortal words: ''where is the god of tits and wine?” All of the filming locations and commentary  from your local guide will be accompanied by large, A4-sized photos that show the screen-shot from the appropriate episode and what took place. Of course, the people of Dubrovnik are also fiercely proud of their own fascinating history which your guide will also inform you about, alongside the Game of Thrones commentary. Tour will conclude at the Stardun (main city street) and  you will have the opportunity to explore the town on your own.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and your sunglasses.

price $115
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, 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 $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Dubrovnik, 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 $669
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

unesco

walking
Dubrovnik, Historic Dubrovnik & Wine Tasting
Here you will have the unique opportunity to taste some of the finest wines from the region, and also meet with wine producer Mr. Andro Crvik, who will give a presentation and speech about wines of Croatia and this particular region. Start with a 45-minute scenic coach drive that will take you along the spectacular Adriatic Coast. You will drive south of Dubrovnik Riviera, passing the charming Zupa Dubrovacka with numerous small villages and resorts along the coast. You will arrive at the small village of Komaji and the Crvik family’s renowned vineyards and winery. Here you will have unique opportunity to taste some of the finest wines from this region, but also meet with wine producer Mr. Andro Crvik who will make presentation and speech about wines of Croatia and this particular region.  Back aboard the coach you will return to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a walking tour accompanied by an insightful guide. From Pile Square you will stroll along the Stradun, passing such historical sites as the Franciscan Monastery, St. Blasius Church, Onofriou’s Fountain, and the Sponza Palace. After the guided walking tour enjoy free time in the Old Town before your return to the ship.

Please note:  Tour includes headsets and may operate in a different order. Free time may be included after the walking tour. 



price $99
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Split, Croatia



4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Split & Trogir, Croatia UNESCO World Heritage
The Old Town of Split is built on and around the spectacular Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century.  Your walking tour starts at the Palace where the Cathedral of St. Duje sits in the center of Split. Other sites include the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate, and the Peristyle Square. Depart Split toward “Pantan” Old Mill to enjoy local specialties (snacks of smoked ham, cheese, and olives) while a group of singers entertains you with local Dalmatian songs. A 45-minute drive will take you to Trogir, situated on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge. You will visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. This 13th century building is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. The main portal carved by the local artist “Radovan” in the 13th century is world famous. Other fine buildings that will be viewed are the Town Loggia, the Town Hall, and the Cipiko Palace.

Please note:  This tour involves moderate walking with up to 60 steps inside the Diocletian Palace. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Headsets will be included for this tour. 


price $129
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Split, Concierge Collection: Cooking Class & Dalmatian Delicacies
Leaving the port, the Diocletian’s Palace emerges just in front of you. Making your way through the narrow cobbled streets and many historic quarters you will meet your Chef and start your culinary delights journey! The Dalmatian cuisine might not be as elaborate or exotic as others, but it is a true reflection and a perfect blend of the times that have passes by. Prepared by using local organic ingredients and influenced by many, the Dalmatian cuisine is traditional, harmonious and refreshing. This tour will take you to the busy and vibrant fruit, vegetable, and fish markets where fresh ingredients are chosen and brought to the facilities where the magic begins. This is an almost garden to table experience where fresh ingredients will be prepared and fish meals will be consumed.  You will have a hands-on experience with a fun, unique opportunity to meet the culinary side of Croatia. Wine, supplies and ingredients are included and you will just need to bring a good appetite and a smile.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your appetite.


price $249
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

refreshments

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Split, Flavors & Aromas of Dalmatia
Depart Split by motor coach to Klis and the Stella Croatica Ethno Village, a family run producer of traditional Dalmatian delicacies. Begin with a walk through the orchard and olive grove along a winding stone path through the middle of a garden and further through Aroma Park, rich with aromatic herbs and spices specific to Dalmatia. You will be served a welcome drink of liquor made from cherries while your hostess explains the elements of the stone village there. You will see the old way of life, unit by unit; fireplace, wine cellar, sleeping room. You will see basic parts of the houses with all the furniture and equipment that was used in them. After free time for exploring, the bread preparing demonstration begins. Then you will learn more about olive oil and its benefits and how to recognize a good olive oil. You will taste two types of oil - extra virgin olive oil and oil obtained by pressing together olive fruit and whole lemons. You will see the practices and traditional ways of preparing Dalmatian desserts.  All products are made by hand and according to old recipes with particular attention paid to the quality and nutritional value.  You will have the opportunity to taste arancini, limuncini, sugared almonds, prune cake, fig cake, fig and prune jam, and time in the showroom to shop. Return to Spilt and take a guided orientation walking tour including the Diocletian Palace.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for wheelchairs or those with mobility issues. Tour sequence of events may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Split, 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 $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Split, 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 $669
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5.15 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

walking
Split, Krka National Park Highlights
Leaving the town of Split, you will take a 75-minute drive by coach to the famous Krka River Waterfalls. Located in lovely Krka National Park, the falls cascade over 17 natural barriers. Krka is one of the seven National Parks in Croatia and was formed to protect the Krka River. The whole area is rich with endemic species - vegetation as well as birds and fish. This tour will take you to the most attractive part of the park – the Skradinski Buk Waterfalls. The highest waterfall is 151 feet high which makes it the highest gypsum barrier in Europe. Above the falls there is a large plateau that offers spectacular views of the area. Your guided visit to the park will include a small ethnological exhibit and the old mill which is still in use.There is a path around the falls and you will have two hours of free time to explore before your 75-minute drive back to Split. 

Please note: The national park terrain is narrow and rough at times and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your bathing suit as there will be an opportunity to cool off in the water if you choose.  


price $119
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6.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

dining
Split, Rafting the Cetina River
You will board your motor coach for the 90-minute drive to Pensici Village and the Cetina River. For thousands of years the Cetina River has been crafting a beautiful canyon, creating miraculous forms in the stone of its riverbed. This crystal-clear river with a temperature pleasant enough for swimming, offers a true untouched nature experience. The 590-foot cliffs, cascades, lakes, underground tunnels and the 131-foot-high Gubavica Waterfall are on the agenda today. There are peaceful waters as well as Class I and II rapids interspersed during the approximately 3 – 3 ½ -hour rafting adventure. After a lot of excitement you will arrive at the Radmanove Mlinice restaurant where you will have some refreshments and enjoy a nice lunch. After lunch you will have a 45-minute drive back to Split.

Please note: Depending on the water level and with safety in mind one small section of the river may be redirected to walking. Guests must read, fill out and sign a waiver prior to departure of this tour. Bring your swimsuit and towel. You will be given a lifejacket, paddle, helmet, waterproof suit and shoes.

price $199
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5.25 HRS

Strenuous

boating

dining

wine

beach

sightseeing
Split, Sea Safari of Trogir & Ciovo Island by Rib Boat
Take a thrilling boat ride to visit the past and see beauty of the sea during this half-day outing. Departing the pier, begin your tour with a fast inflatable boat ride along the Split Riviera towards the Town of Trogir, situated on a small island squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo. The tiny island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Except for the green parks, the entire island is occupied by spectacular constructions of stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls etc. The streets are narrow and they truly give a feel of how life may have been in the past. During your visit, you will see the main attraction in Trogir - the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. This 13th century building is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. The unusual construction with three naves and three semi-circular apses dominates the whole town. Other fine buildings that will be viewed are the Town Loggia, the Town Hall, the Cipiko Palace etc. Depart Trogir on your inflatable boat toward Duga Uvala Beach at Ciovo Island. At the completion of an approximate 30-minute cruise, you will find yourself at the beautifully secluded bay with a pebble beach and crystal waters. Here, time will be afforded for swimming (approximately 2 hrs) before re-joining your boat for the cruise to a nearby Yacht Marina for a nice light lunch before going back back to Split.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit and a towel and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $199
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Rovinj, Croatia



4.75 HRS

Moderate

dining

walking

sightseeing
Rovinj, Experience Istria
The hilly Istrian inland is romantic, mystical and simply beautiful. From Rovinj you will drive 60 minutes by coach to Motovun, an astonishing architectural landmark. This hilltop town has preserved its medieval ambiance in its narrow streets within the town walls which have been preserved in their entire length. Walk along Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings to the main square dominated by the 13th century belfry of St. Stephen's Church.  Free time in Motovun is followed by a scenic downhill drive to the village of Livade.  Livade is the best known village on the Istria Peninsula for its truffles.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch which will include delicious local truffle specialties and Istrian wine at Zigante Restaurant. Reboard your coach once again and you will take in the picturesque countryside as you make your way back to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and negotiating up to 100 steps.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shopping is available in Motovun and Livade. 


price $169
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rovinj, 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. 

price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rovinj, 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. 


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rovinj, 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 $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rovinj, 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 $669
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7 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

sightseeing
Rovinj, Istria in Depth
The hilly Istrian inland is romantic, mystical, and beautiful.  From Rovinj you will travel by coach on a 60-minute drive to Motovun, a hilltop town that has preserved its medieval ambiance in its narrow streets within the town walls, preserved in their entire length. Walk along Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance buildings to the main square dominated by the 13th century belfry of St. Stephen's Church. Free time in Motovun is followed by a scenic uphill drive to the village of Vrh.  You will enjoy the view of the surrounding deep valleys, proud towers, vineyards, hilltops, and beautiful Mount Ucka. At nearly 1,300 feet above sea level, Vrh was once known as the “Istrian Lookout.” You will have lunch in a traditional Istrian "konoba." After lunch your drive will continue through rolling hills to Draguc, the hidden pearl of Istrian medieval inheritance. Visit St. Rocco's Church and see its greatest treasures - writings and fresco paintings from the 16th century. Board the coach once again and enjoy the sights of the picturesque countryside as you are driven back to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and negotiating up to 100 steps.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shopping is available in Motovun. 


price $169
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

refreshments
Rovinj, Parenzana Biking Trail
The Parenzana Biking Trail got its name from the famous railroad that connected Istria with the heartland of Austria-Hungary. The railroad brought great prosperity to the local inhabitants, which is why it’s mentioned with respect and nostalgia in stories even today. Parenzana’s route passes through the unique and beautiful landscape of Istria. The diversity of plant and wildlife in the lush forests will take you back to another time and passages cut into massive rocks and deep chasms will remind you of nature’s magnificence. Start your tour with a 60-minute motor coach drive from Rovinj to Motovun where you will have half an hour of sightseeing and free time before your tour introduction, safety briefing, and finding the right bike for you.  You will bike from Motovun to Zavrsje Village, a 45-minute ride. Take time for refreshments of fruit and sandwiches before you begin the 75-minute bike ride to Livade Village.  From Livade you will make the 1-hour ride by minibus back to Rovinj.

Please note: This is a very strenuous tour involving lots of activities so is only recommended for those in good physical condition. Biking trail is mostly off-road and gravel terrain. the Parenzana Trail is 14 miles long.


price $139
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4 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating

refreshments

wine

essentials
Rovinj, Rib Boat Sea Adventure
The natural landscape of the Rovinj archipelago and the costline are past of the “Landscapes of Outstanding Value” and you will have the opportunity to see it. The indented coast, holm oak, Alpine and Bruce pine forests and the special agricultural spaces amaze and capture with their beauties. This protected area stretches from St. John’s Cape to Barbariga and encompasses all 20 Rovinj islands and islets and the coastal area. Lim Fjord is one of the most beautiful natural sites in Istria and represents a sunken canyon valley in karst. It is one of the most beautiful fjords outside Norway offering many hidden sports to the ones coming to visit. The water in the fjord is less transparent and less salty than the open sea due to many springs, and the temperatures of the water in the fjord fluctuate. The water here also contains a large amount of plankton and oxygen so it provides abundant flora and fauna. The area is a natural hatching site for many fish species but is known for its oysters which even impressed Anthony Bourdain. The best way to visit Rovinj Archipelago and Lim Fjord is by boat, so join this adventure and see the beauties from a different perspective while trying the tasty shellfish of this region. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing. Bring sunglasses.


price $229
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Rovinj, Seaside Resort of Prorec & Wine Tasting
Board your coach for the 45-minute drive to one of the best known resort towns in Croatia – Porec. By international standards, Porec is a cultural and historical jewel. Porec features two main intersecting streets, Cardo and Decumanus, which even today remain the backbone of the Old Town. Visit the Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica built in the 6th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marafor, the oldest part of the town, still boasts the remains of two Roman temples. See the House of Two Saints, the Istrian Parliament Building, and the Leoni and Zuccato Palaces. You will have some free time to explore this charming little town on your own. Next you’ll have a short drive through the countryside to the village of Sveti Lovrec, where you visit the wine cellar of the Matosevic Family – one of the most well-known Croatian Wine Producers. You will be invited to sample some of their finest red & white wines, accompanied by some homemade cheese, Istrian Pršut.   

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and negotiating up to 30 steps.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Shopping is available in Porec and at the Matosevic Winery.

 
price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Rovinj, Tour of Pula & Olive Oil Tasting
Board your coach for the  45-minute drive to Pula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for its many surviving ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is its 1st century amphitheater. Known locally as the Arena, it is the sixth largest amphitheater in the world and is still in use today for summer film festivals. Continue your walking tour with visits to other notable and well preserved ancient Roman structures including the Sergius Arch and the temple to the God Apollo, built in the honor of the 1st century Roman emperor Caesar Augustus. Among other sites you will visit are the Roman city gates and walls and a Byzantine chapel. Head by motor coach to the nearby village of Vodnjan for olive oil tasting. Family Farm Chiavalon specializes in growing olives and producing top quality extra virgin olive oils. Their olive oil is listed among the 15 world’s top olive oils, and they have been declared the most promising farm in the world as chosen by the world famous guide, "L` extravergine." They have won numerous awards and surpassed many world famous brands. Back aboard the coach you will return to the yacht.  

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and negotiating up to 55 steps.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Shopping is available in Pula and at Chiavalon Olive Oil Farm. 

price $139
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Venice, Italy



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Venice Orientation Lagoon Tour with Transfer to Airport
Disembark, meet your tour guide and drop off your luggage at their storage facility to start the tour. Venice is composed of more than 100 tiny islets, packed closely together around canals. Venice city is in a lagoon, protected from the sea by a long strip of land called the Lido. You will visit two islands—Murano and  Burano. Nearly half of the lagoon’s islands are deserted but the main islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello are well worth a visit. In 1291, when furnaces were banned from Venice as a fire precaution, the manufacturers of fine glassware were transferred to Murano. Glassware was one of the few Venetian exports and as such, the secrets of this skillful craft were tightly guarded. Glassmaking was considered a privileged occupation, and glass artisans were allowed to marry into the nobility. Today, the Murano products of blown-glass mirrors, chandeliers, goblets, and intricate works of art are renowned worldwide. There will be time for a visit to one of the many workshops and for shopping. The island of Burano will be next. Brightly painted houses decorate this small and cheerful fishing village. Burano is well known for its lace-making. In the 16th century, the lace industry was at its peak, and Burano was cited throughout Europe for producing the finest lace. You will have the chance to admire these beautiful works that require hours of labor, and maybe even purchase some, if you like. At the end, motor launch will transfer you back to the port where your luggage will be ready to be re-collected, you will then board your private vehicle to the airport.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sun hat. 


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Venice Orientation Lagoon Tour with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Disembark, meet your tour guide and drop off your luggage at their storage facility to start the tour. Your luggage will be transported to your Windstar Hotel. Venice is composed of more than 100 tiny islets, packed closely together around canals. Venice city is in a lagoon, protected from the sea by a long strip of land called the Lido. You will visit two islands—Murano and  Burano. Nearly half of the lagoon’s islands are deserted but the main islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello are well worth a visit. In 1291, when furnaces were banned from Venice as a fire precaution, the manufacturers of fine glassware were transferred to Murano. Glassware was one of the few Venetian exports and as such, the secrets of this skillful craft were tightly guarded. Glassmaking was considered a privileged occupation, and glass artisans were allowed to marry into the nobility. Today, the Murano products of blown-glass mirrors, chandeliers, goblets, and intricate works of art are renowned worldwide. There will be time for a visit to one of the many workshops and for shopping. The island of Burano will be next. Brightly painted houses decorate this small and cheerful fishing village. Burano is well known for its lace-making. In the 16th century, the lace industry was at its peak, and Burano was cited throughout Europe for producing the finest lace. You will have the chance to admire these beautiful works that require hours of labor, and maybe even purchase some, if you like. At the end, motorlaunch will transfer you back to the Cornoldi pier (in St. Mark's Square) where you will walk with the tour leader up to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sun hat. 


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Venice, Full Day Private Motor Launch and Guide
Tour the waters of Venice and the private lagoon with a tour guide and see Venice from the water. Build your own itinerary and have the freedom and independence to linger where you want.  The motor launch is available for cruising the city center and the islands of Murano and Burano. 

Please note: Guests must be able to board a small Venetian motor-launch independently. Guests with mobility problems can have difficulties in boarding the boat. The tour leader is not a tour guide, and cannot give any tour lectures. 


price $1899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

boating
Venice, Half Day Private Motor Launch and Guide
Tour the waters of Venice and the private lagoon with a tour guide and see Venice from the water. Build your own itinerary and have the freedom and independence to linger where you want.  

Please note: Guests must be able to board a small Venetian motor-launch independently. Guests with mobility problems can have difficulties in boarding the boat. Please note that  the tour leader is not a tour guide, and cannot give any tour lectures. 


price $999
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