STAR COLLECTOR: ELEGANCE OF THE RIVIERAS

Shore Excursions

Star Collector: Elegance of the Rivieras

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Rome, Italy



6 HRS

Strenuous

culture

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

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


price $179
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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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Portovenere, Italy



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

wine

unesco

walking

boating
Portovenere, Cinque Terre by Boat
Our private chartered boat will pick you up from the Portovenere pier and take you along the scenic terraces of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to Vernazza. Along the way you will see the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola, connected by the world famous Love Path, followed by Corniglia, high on a cliff. Vernazza is a tiny resort located at the mouth of a river and is naturally protected from the threat of the sea by a rocky promontory and has always been the only safe landing point in the Cinque Terre.  You will have free time in Vernazza to see the noble and elegant village before reboarding your boat to cruise to Monterosso, a town distinctly divided into two parts – the old town and the new town, which are divided by a single tunnel.  You will have free time to explore this village with the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre. You will return to Portovenere by your chartered boat enjoying white wine and focaccia bread along the way..

Please note: This trip is exclusive and a private guide is included. This tour is highly subject to sea conditions. Sometimes it can happen that you can only debark in Monterosso and not in Vernazza. When the boats do not run at all due to weather, an alternate plan will be to travel by bus and train.


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, 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 sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  Your tour can go to either Lucca or Pisa.  The iconic sites in Lucca include their intact Renaissance-era city walls, Casa di Puccini, the Academy of Sciences, Palazzo Pfanner, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Ducal Palace. If you choose to drive to Pisa, in addition to the Leaning Tower, you can visit Knight’s Square, Church of St. Sixtus,  Santa Maria della Spina, and Borgo Stretto to name a few of the many historic buildings there. Heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Florence you will have all day to see famous sites like Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, Santa Maria del Fiore, Campanile, the Baptistery, and the fountain of Neptune.

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites.

price $1399
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, FULL DAY PRIVATE CAR & GUIDE - CINQUE TERRE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.   The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre is composed of five villages; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.  The main attraction of the areas is the landscape and you will have an adventure walking between the different villages and eating in one of the many quaint cafés. 

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites. 


price $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, FULL DAY PRIVATE MINIVAN & GUIDE

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  Your tour can go to either Lucca or Pisa.  The iconic sites in Lucca include their intact Renaissance-era city walls, Casa di Puccini, the Academy of Sciences, Palazzo Pfanner, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Ducal Palace. If you choose to drive to Pisa, in addition to the Leaning Tower, you can visit Knight’s Square, Church of St. Sixtus,  Santa Maria della Spina, and Borgo Stretto to name a few of the many historic buildings there. Heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Florence you will have all day to see famous sites like Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, Santa Maria del Fiore, Campanile, the Baptistery, and the fountain of Neptune.

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


price $1799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, FULL DAY PRIVATE MINIVAN & GUIDE - CINQUE TERRE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.   The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre is composed of five villages; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.  The main attraction of the area is the landscape and you will have an adventure walking between the different villages and eating in one of the many quaint cafés. 

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


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, 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 sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  Your half day tour can go to either Lucca or Pisa.  The iconic sites in Lucca include their intact Renaissance-era city walls, Casa di Puccini, the Academy of Sciences, Palazzo Pfanner, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Ducal Palace. If you choose to drive to Pisa, in addition to the Leaning Tower, you can visit Knight’s Square, Church of St. Sixtus,  Santa Maria della Spina, and Borgo Stretto to name a few of the many historic buildings there. 

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites

price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, HALF DAY PRIVATE MINIVAN & GUIDE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  Your half day tour can go to either Lucca or Pisa.  The iconic sites in Lucca include their intact Renaissance-era city walls, Casa di Puccini, the Academy of Sciences, Palazzo Pfanner, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Ducal Palace. If you choose to drive to Pisa, in addition to the Leaning Tower, you can visit Knight’s Square, Church of St. Sixtus,  Santa Maria della Spina, and Borgo Stretto to name a few of the many historic buildings there. 

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

price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, HALF DAY PRIVATE MINIVAN & GUIDE - CINQUE TERRE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.   The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre is composed of five villages; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.  The main attraction of the area is the landscape and you will have an adventure walking between the different villages and eating in one of the many quaint cafés. 

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


price $899
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Portovenere, The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Begin your tour with a comfortable motor coach ride to Pisa. From the parking lot you will walk up to the spectacular Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will see the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistry (inside), and the historical churchyard.   Your guide will explain the history of Pisa and the unforgettable Leaning Tower,  which was closed for quite some time due to restoration work  and now it is opened again (although you will not enter the tower on this tour). Interestingly, the Leaning Tower was originally designed as a bell tower to the cathedral. It was begun in 1174 and finally finished in 1350. Its 294 steps lead to a top platform. You will see Cimabue’s superb 13th century mosaics embellishing the half-dome. You will also have free time to shop and take pictures before you will meet your guide, and walk back to the parking lot for the return drive. 

Please note:  On Sundays, because of services going on, your guide will talk about the cathedral from the outside and then you will enter the cathedral on your own. 


price $99
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2 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

wine

culture

unesco

walking
Portovenere, Walking Tour & Tasting
Discover this jewel! Portovenere, the ancient 12th century town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site where its tall, colored houses still remain huddled around the port. The massive bulk of the castle dominates the town. It was built by Genoa in the 16th century. The castle is a noteworthy example of military architecture. The original structures were reinforced to defend it against the threats of Pisa and later from other enemies of the Republic.  Discover this unique town for yourself as you walk around with your guide and visit the Church of St. Peter, finishing up along the port with a panoramic view of town and the island of Palmaria.  A treat will await you afterwards as you relax and enjoy a sampling of the local wines that come from the famous region known as the "Cinque Terre," the fertile and famous vineyards that lie just beyond Portovenere, or from the "Luni" region on the opposite side.

Please note:  There  are approximately 50  irregular  stone steps  to reach the church, no hand rail and the steps can be slippery when wet.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  


price $55
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Portofino, Italy



7 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

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

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



price $189
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6 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

dining

walking

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

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


price $299
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3 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

walking

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

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

price $179
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

refreshments

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

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


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

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

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

price $115
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Monte Carlo, Monaco



4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

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

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

price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

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

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


price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1699
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $859
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $899
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St. Tropez, France



8 HRS

Easy

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

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



price $1849
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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



price $1999
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4 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (30 miles). 


price $1099
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4 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (30 miles). 



price $1349
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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
St. Tropez, Inland Village of Provence
You will depart from St. Tropez port by bus and travel to Ramatuelle village, far from the crowds of France’s southern coastline. Here you will take a short, moderately uphill walking tour of this charming hillside village and stroll around its narrow, vaulted streets. Another short drive will bring you to Gassin, a very quaint village from where you will take in a spectacular vista of the St. Tropez Bay and the Maures Mountains. Next, you will visit the Provençal village of Grimaud, taking a walking tour with your guide who will explain that the village was once owned by the Grimaldi family, for whom it was named. The impressive ruins of an old medieval castle dominate the narrow streets and the village is now a flourishing craft center. Reboard your bus for the drive back to the ship.  

Please note:  This tour involves traveling along winding roads and none of these stops are wheelchair accessible. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 

price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
St. Tropez, Panoramic Provence
Discover the unforgettable views of the Massif des Maures, the coastline, the islands of Porquerolles, rugged shores, fine sandy beaches and lush vegetation on this scenic exploration by coach. You will be able to just relax and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas during your  1.25-hour drive along the coastal route stretching southwest from La Croix Valmer and Cavalaire en route to Bormes Les Mimosas. Dubbed the “Crib of Provence,” it is renowned as one of the most attractive and flower-filled villages in all France. You will have a short guided walking tour and some free time. Your return to St. Tropez will be through the Dom Forest, where vineyards melt into a rich patchwork of cork, oak, pine and chestnut trees. This ever changing panorama is typical of the Maure mountain range’s vegetation. 

Please note:  This tour involves traveling along winding roads.  The stop is wheelchair accessible. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 

price $115
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

walking
St. Tropez, Walking Tour of St. Tropez
You will meet your guide on the pier for an enjoyable walking tour of St.Tropez. With the foothills of the Maures Massif rising behind it, St. Tropez Bay is one of the most picturesque sites of Southern France, and is notoriously well-known as the international jet-set rendezvous. The old fishing village is today a lively seaside resort, which has kept its Provençal culture and traditions. You will enjoy a walking tour of the old town with its picturesque atmosphere and its lively squares such as the famous Place des Lices where the locals meet to play boules. During your visit, you will also discover the small Annonciade Museum situated on the harbor, with its fine collection of arts, sculptures and paintings covering the period from 1890 - 1940 and confirming the important role St. Tropez  played in the Post-Impressionist movement (paintings from Paul Signac and Matisse among others).  Approximately 1-hour will be spent visiting museum.   Enjoy having some free time for shopping and strolling or walking back to the pier for tendering over to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. The Annonciade Museum is closed on Tuesdays. In case, a call happens on Tuesday, you will visit the Citadel. 


price $59
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Le Lavandou, France



3 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

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

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


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

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

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

price $99
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Nice, France



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Nice, Highlights and Transfer to Airport
Depart the port of Nice for a scenic drive through the city, starting along the famous palm-lined seaside boulevard “La Promenade des Anglais.” You will view the famous Negresco Hotel with its imposing Baroque façade. Continue on up the hill toward the residential area of Cimiez before returning back to the heart of town with its Garibaldi and Massena Squares. Disembark from the motor coach and walk to the Old Town of Nice, where you will follow your guide on a walk along the Cours Saleya, famous for its flower market, open every Tuesday through Sunday from early morning to 1:00 p.m. You will discover narrow and colorful streets with lots of Italian flair and you will learn about the origins of beautiful Nice. You will have free time at your leisure to shop or just enjoy a drink at one of the numerous cafes along the squares. At a prearranged time and place you will meet up with your motor coach and guide to continue on a short drive to the international airport.

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


price $99
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Bastia, Corsica, France



3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Bastia, Bastia & Taste Of Corsica
Bastia was founded by the Genoese in 1380, when they were looking for a naturally sheltered port to replace the ancient Roman city of Mariana and Biguglia (which had been destroyed by the Corsicans in 1372). The Genoese needed a city and port which could ensure contact between their “homeland” and their “colony.” Even if this small port was swept by terrible  winds, it was protected by a rock, easily defensible, and upon which a dungeon (or bastiglia) was built- and hence the name of the town Bastua. You will be met by your tour guide for a walking visit of the old City and the citadel . During your city tour by foot you will enjoy a stop for a Corsican spuntinu and tasting of Corsican specialties.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring euros.


price $95
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Bastia, Cap Corse
The beautiful peninsula of Cap Corse is a ribbon of sheer coast along a fault line, suspended at an altitude of 3,280 feet. Between two seas. The prelude to the beauties of Cap Corse will be found along the road called the Cliff Road which, starting you will journey on  from Bastia and it will a matchless view over the Tuscan Archipelago.  A 30-minute ride will take you to the small and colorful fishing port of Erbalunga  where you will have time to spend before re-boarding your motor coach for the 30-minute to Luri for another short stop.  Then on for a 60-minute drive to the marine of Pino and the sheer cliff of Nonza with its Genovese tower and a boundless grey beach — offering astonishing landscapes.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring euros.  This tour is not recommended for people with vertigo as the road is extremely windy with several hairpin turns.


price $149
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Bastia, Corsican Tales And Legends
Bastia was founded by the Genoese in 1380, when they were looking for a naturally sheltered port to replace the ancient Roman city of Mariana and Biguglia (which had been destroyed by the Corsicans in 1372).  They needed a city and port which could assure the contact between their “Homeland” and their “colony”. Even if this small port was swept by terrible winds, it was protected by a rock,  easily defensible, and upon which a dungeon (or bastiglia) was built- and hence the name of the town Bastia. The numerous religious buildings dotted all over the island bear witness to the profound religious fervor of its inhabitants and their attachment to the Catholic faith. Despite this, the collective consciousness remains steeped in many pagan traditions,with relics of ancient beliefs. The mystical spirit of Corsica finds its true expression during the great Christian festivals, however the barrier between the natural and supernatural world is extremely permeable and Corsica is teeming with visionaries, faith healers, and mediums. This walking tour will take you to some purportedly haunted sites, and give you an overview of the superstitions and local legends which still hold sway.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring Euros. You will have about 30 minutes to shop on your own.


price $89
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5 HRS

Easy

walking

sightseeing
Bastia, Corte
In the heart of the island, half way between Ajaccio and Bastia stands Corte, raised slightly above the floor of the valley by its position on a hill. On the eastern slope, the quarters of the old town rise in steps up to the ramparts of the Citadel which, perched on a rock outcrop, towers over the confluence of three rivers. Being the only inland military stronghold in Corsica, Corte established itself as the strategic crossroads, controlling all of the inland areas of the island.  You will board a little train which will bring you up to the city of Corté.  Your tour will  begin at the end of Cours Paoli in Place du Duc de Padoue and the statue of Jean Thomas Arrighi de Casanova .  Just above here is the Place Poilu where Napoleon's parents once lived. To the left you will see the Palais National, the administrative building that’s ground floor was for a long time used as a prison. With the re-establishment and inauguration of a new university in Corte in 1981, the Palais National became a Centre for Corsican Studies and now houses that institution's library.  You will climb steps which follow the walls of the citadel, and reach a viewing point with a magnificent view of Corte and its environs. The rocky outcrop of the citadel can clearly be seen, as can the Eagle's Nest built in 1419 by the viceroy of Corsica. Today the citadel houses the Musée de la Corse and the Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain. You will have time to take a stroll by yourself for souvenir shopping,

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring euros.


price $149
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3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Bastia, Nebbiu And Saint Florent
Another Genoese-founded town, Saint-Florent has become a sophisticated resort town featuring a Romanesque church and a fortress. A marina holds impressive yachts and fishing boats.. The town is very close to the wine region of Patrimonio which produces Corsica's finest wines. Not far from town are two historic monuments built by the Genoese to protect the area: Torra di Mortella and Torra di Fornali. You will have a 45-minute drive to this lovely place to spend a relaxing day strolling narrow streets, eating Corsican snacks and shopping.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $129
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Antibes, France



5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

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

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


price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Antibes, 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 $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Antibes, 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 $1699
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

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

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

price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Antibes, 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 $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Antibes, 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 $999
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4 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Antibes, St Paul De Vence
The views change dramatically from coastal to rural on the 45-minute drive toward the charming village of St. Paul de Vence, which was founded in the 9th century. Along the way, you will have the chance to see first-hand the great beauty that is so much a part of this region of Southern France. Your exploration of this 16th century walled village will begin by entering through the main gate where you will commence a guided walking tour. You will soon be able to observe that this village has managed to retain much of its medieval appearance and its ramparts remain remarkably intact to this day. 
After your guided walking tour, you will have free time to stroll through the narrow, cobblestone lanes, discovering the many wonderful boutiques and art galleries that can be found here.

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


price $89
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Le Lavandou, France



3 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

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

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


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

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

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

price $99
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Marseille, France



5 HRS

Moderate
Marseille, Aix-En-Provence & Cezanne
Leaving the harbor of Marseille, you will drive to Aix-En-Provence, passing the scenery of southern France before reaching the charming old town of Aix. Upon arrival, you will visit Cézanne's last studio, where his equipment and the objects he took for models are still there. Start your walking tour on the grand Cours Mirabeau; a wide avenue built on the site of the city's medieval ramparts and shaded by leafy 200-year-old trees.  Explore the old Mazarin District, home to many writers and artists such as Paul Cézanne. The district is also noted for its meticulously kept walled gardens.  You will discover beautiful St. Sauveur Cathedral with its many contrasting architectural styles, a legacy of countless additions and renovations. Most notable are the remnants of a Roman-era wall that were used in a later wall, and the 15th century Gothic portal.  Then, you will have some free time at leisure for shopping or have a coffee “en terrasse” before driving back to your ship.  

Please note:   Cezanne's workshop is not accessible by wheelchair.  Aix En-Provence’s  streets are flat and paved.

price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

sightseeing
Marseille, Aix-En-Provence Cheese & Wine
The quaint town of Aix-en-Provence is a sunny enclave brimming with historic landmarks and colorful cafés serving delectable local cuisine. Your half-day adventure will begin with a walking tour that showcases Aix’s beauty, the inspiration for many artists, including former resident Paul Cézanne. A 30-minute scenic drive brings you to the city center, where you’ll proceed down the grand Cours Mirabeau, a wide avenue shaded by 200-year-old trees, once the social hub for the French elite in the 1650s. Admire the elegant façades of the mansions and enjoy the spray from its romantic fountains. Continue on to the old Mazarin District, where you’ll find the St. Sauveur Cathedral with Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture dating back to the 15th  century.  From here, your guide will escort you to a fromagerie (cheese shop) nestled in a tiny alleyway. Here you’ll enjoy a wine & cheese pairing in a relaxed setting, marveling at the variety of the local products. Goat cheese is the most prevalent type of cheese in the area due to its climate and vegetation that supports goats more than sheep or cows.  The goats produce only a small amount of milk, but it is very flavorful, and a variety of cheeses are produced.  Savor the cheeses and local delicacies along with Provence wines which have a bright and crisp characteristic on the palate. Return to the motorcoach and relax on your drive back to Marseille, where you’ll enjoy a little time to sightsee independently before returning to the ship.

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


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $109
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5 HRS

Moderate

wine

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

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


price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1999
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $2059
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1199
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Marseille, Quaint Villages Of Cassis
Drive through Marseille's old harbor, the liveliest part of the city, passing fort St Nicholas before arriving in Cassis, with its famous white limestone cliffs. On arrival, you will board a shuttle train for the ride down to the village. Cassis is a charming village and also a hub for summer boat trips along the famous limestone cliffs, the Calanques, a Mediterranean national park protected since 2012 and one of France's great natural beauty areas. You will enjoy a guided walking tour in the streets of the Old Town which are lined with 17th  and 18th  century homes, while the village is known for its arts and crafts, as well as its local fishing industry. Then, you will have some free time to browse the shops around the port, as well as soak up the daily fishing activity, before climbing back onto the shuttle train for the journey back to your bus.

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


price $139
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Sanary-sur-Mer, France



4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

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

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


price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

walking

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

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


price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1799
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1999
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1049
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1199
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Palamos, Spain



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

sightseeing
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. After  a few miles, you’ll stop in one of the most charming rough coves of the Costa Brava: Cala Castell, with its Iberian settlement. 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
Palamos, 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 $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Palamos, Girona City Tour
A scenic 50-minute drive from Palamos will bring you the beautiful town of Girona, known as the “immortal city.”  You will stop at El Call, the Jewish Quarter, where you will walk through one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters, inhabited for almost 7 centuries.  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 $99
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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. 


price $199
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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. The Cathedral is closed to tours on Sundays. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the Cathedral.

price $79
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3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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

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

price $79
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4 HRS

Strenuous

wine

culture

walking

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Strenuous

wine

culture

walking

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

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

price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Barcelona, Full Day Private 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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