STAR COLLECTOR: GRAND ADVENTURE: FROM THE RISING SUN TO THE LAND DOWN UNDER

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Takamatsu, Japan

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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

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Takamatsu, Garden & Green Tea
Most people who hear Takamatsu and Park will only think about the famous Ritsurin Garden that is renowned all over Japan for its beauty and peacefulness. But there is more than just Ritsurin. Tamamo Park lies on the grounds of the former Takamatsu Castle which was built in the early Edo period, first by the Ikoma clan, then by Matsudaira clan. It is known around Japan for being one of the only three castles which has a moat that is directly connected to the sea, so the water and the fish are actually from the big blue! Here you can see one of these moats, with the sea in the background. Unfortunately, the original Takamatsu Castle does not stand anymore, it was torn down in the chaos of the Meiji restoration but there are still some surviving structures which reflect old times, such as the walls and moats as well as Mizutegomon Gate. You will then head to Ritsurin Garden. This beautiful Japanese Garden was awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan. The 185-acre park features 6 ponds, 13 hills, a waterfall, plum, cherry, and pine trees, a bamboo forest, a tea house, and more. This garden is recognized one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan. You will be taken to the old tea house called "Kikugetsu-tei" to enjoy Maccha Green Tea.

Please note:  Bring local currency and wear shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in and bring a light jacket or wear long sleeves. You will be required to take off your shoes at the tea house.


price $179
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8.25 HRS

Moderate

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Takamatsu, Shodoshima Island Highlights
Here is a chance to explore the nearby Shodoshima Island. The second largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, it is noted for Soy Sauce production and Olive Plantations. A short walk from the pier will take you to the Ferry Terminal where you will embark your comfortable vessel for the 35-minute cruise to the island. On arrival, board your coach to the Kankakei Gorge Ropeway Station. Ranked one of Japan’s three most beautiful gorges, the ropeway offers a bird’s eye view of this amazing natural spectacle. On arrival at the upper station, enjoy further breathtaking views of the gorge, island and the Inland Sea. Next you will visit a local Soy Sauce Brewery to learn more about the 400-year history of production on the island. Being one of the main industries here, there are over a dozen such breweries – learn about the process as well as the vats and tools used in the production. Having now worked up an appetite, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch with a chance to sample some of the delicious Soy Sauce and Olive Oil. After lunch, enjoy a scenic relaxing drive to the Ferry Terminal for your return boat trip to Takamatsu. Once arrived, a short walk will take you back to your awaiting ship.

Please note: The order of the sites visited may vary. The lunch venue will be the first or last stop on Shodoshima Island depending on the ship's schedule. The duration may be changed due to ferry's schedule. The coach drop off point to the Soy sauce Brewery is approximately 500 meters/10-minute walk and all the guests are required to walk through this way. There are 55 steps at Ropeway Station. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility concerns or who are afraid of heights.


price $299
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4.5

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Takamatsu, Takamatsu Highlights
Tour the stunning city of Takamatsu on Shikoku, the smallest of the four main Japanese Islands. Depart from the pier and drive to Seto-Ohashi Bridge. Seto-Ohashi Bridge is a collective term for the 6 bridges with its length of 8 miles. The bridge connects Kojima in Okayama Prefecture on Honshu and Sakaide of Kagawa Prefecture on Shikoku. The bridges took 40 years and a tremendous amount of money to build. You will make a stop for taking photos at the parking space, just at the bottom of the bridge. Next, you will transfer to Kinashi Bonsai Town, which is known as the town producing the largest amount of Pine Tree Bonsai (miniature potted trees) in Japan. The tour includes a visit to a Bonsai farm which has hundreds of years’ history making Bonsai Trees. The tour will be followed by a visit to Ritsurin Garden. This beautiful Japanese Garden was awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan. The 185-acre park features 6 ponds, 13 hills, a waterfall, plum, cherry, and pine trees, a bamboo forest, a tea house, and more. This garden is recognized as one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan.

Please note:  Bring local currency and wear shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in and bring a light jacket or wear long sleeves. 


price $199
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4.25 HRS

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Takamatsu, Udon Noodle Making Experience & Garden
Takamatsu is located in Kagawa Prefecture on Shikoku, the smallest of the four main Japanese Islands, and this prefecture has been a popular destination for Udon noodles in Japan. It is said that Kobo Daishi Kukai, the founder of a religious sect, from this Sanuki region brought the recipe from China in 806, and this is the reason why Sanuki Udon has been developed in this area.  Your day will start with a visit to Ritsurin Garden. This beautiful Japanese Garden was awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan. The 185-acre park features 6 ponds, 13 hills, a waterfall, plum, cherry, and pine trees, a bamboo forest, a tea house, and more. This garden is recognized as one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan. Next you will head to Nakano Udon School where you can enjoy an Udon-Making Experience. Surely you will enjoy the opportunity to taste Udon noodles you just made by yourself!

Please note: This tour is not recommended to guests on gluten-free diets or who have mobility issues.  During the Udon Making Experience, guests will be asked to step onto the dough while music is playing. Bring local currency and wear shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in and bring a light jacket or wear long sleeves.


price $219
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Hiroshima, Japan



8 HRS

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Hiroshima, Hiroshima & Miyajima Full Day
Begin with a visit to Miyajima. You will take a ferry to Miyajima Island, regarded as one of the three most beautiful places in Japan. Revered and worshipped since ancient times, Miyajima exhibits a gentle atmosphere and breathtaking beauty. See the magnificent red  Torii Gate, a sacred gateway standing in the sea and guarding the Itukushima Shrine, dedicated to three goddesses and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built over the water, both the shrine and its sentinel torii seem to float on the sea at high tide. Enjoy time to experience the shrine's main hall and several subsidiary shrines, all connected by bright red passageways. The 5-story pagoda can also be seen from the Itsukushima Shrine. After sightseeing at Itsukushima Shrine you will take a ferry back to Miyajima to enjoy a Japanese lunch at a local restaurant.  Then you will head to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, designed and built after the war as a memorial to the people who died in the atomic bomb attack. See the impressive Atomic Bomb Dome, the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on August 6, 1945. Stroll past the Flame of Peace, lit in 1964 as 10,000 observers offered their silent prayers for peace, as well as many of the other monuments, statues, and fountains located on the Memorial Park grounds.   You will then be transferred  back to the port.

Please note:  This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking with a limited number of steps to negotiate. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. This tour includes sensitive material including graphic pictures and displays on the atrocities of war. Bring local currency for shopping. The order of sites visited may be changed


price $249
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4 HRS

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Hiroshima, Hiroshima Highlight Tour
In the years just following the atomic bomb blast on August 6, 1945, scientists doubted if Hiroshima could ever live again. Yet modern Hiroshima rose like a phoenix from its own ashes, and less than 5 decades since its obliteration, it is a vital city with a population of one million and growing. This half-day tour highlights the remarkable landmarks of Hiroshima, a self-declared city of peace dedicated to a nuclear weapons-free world. Begin at the poignant Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and its powerful museum. Following the bomb attack, only a few concrete buildings remained standing. Though unusable, one of these ruins is now a symbol of the city and the Memorial Park: the Hiroshima Prefecture Industrial Promotion Hall, now known as the Atomic Bomb Dome, located near the epicenter of the blast. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, the Dome remains a stark and powerful symbol of the destructive force created by humankind. See the Cenotaph, shaped like an ancient tomb and holding the names of the dead, as well as the Flame of Peace, visited daily by monks offering prayers and burning incense.  You will continue to the serene Shukkei-en Garden, located near the Hiroshima Castle. Plum trees, azaleas, cherry trees and other plants guarantee a blooming landscape, regardless of the season, and its sculpted gardens, paths, ponds, bridges, waterfalls and bamboo groves make the garden an extremely pleasant and photogenic place for a stroll. You will then be returned to your waiting yacht.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking with a few steps to negotiate. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. This tour includes sensitive material including graphic pictures and displays on the atrocities of war.

price $139
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4.5 HRS

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unesco

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Hiroshima, Miyajima Highlight Tour
Travel by coach along a scenic route to Miyajima-Guchi, where you'll board the local ferry and cruise to the lovely island of Miyajima. This picturesque island, considered one of Japan's most scenic destinations, is where you'll find the Itsukushima Shrine and its famous large red torii gate that rises up out of the ocean. The shrine was established in 593, the first year of the reign of Empress Suiko and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current torii was erected in 1875 after the original one was destroyed. Among the distinctive features of the shrine is the corridor of the main building that, with its beautiful vermillion handrails, stretches into the calm Seto Inland Sea. At high tide, both the torii and the shrine give the illusion of floating on the sea. Interestingly, to give birth, to die or be buried were forbidden on the island and today, there are still no hospitals or cemeteries to be found here.

Please note:  This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking with a limited number of steps to negotiate. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Bring local currency for shopping.


price $159
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2.5 HRS

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Hiroshima, Panoramic Hiroshima
Depart from the pier, and drive to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in central Hiroshima. The area where the park now lies was ground zero for the Atomic Bomb on August 6, 1945. After the bombing the Memorial Park was created and dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack. Stroll through the park and discover many memorials, monuments and statues, before heading into the museum itself. The park's main attraction is the Peace Memorial Museum. Consisting of two buildings, the museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb. Its main focus though is on the events of August 6; the dropping of the bomb and its outcome in human suffering.  After the visit to the museum, you will be driven back to the pier.

Please note:   Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. This tour includes sensitive material including graphic pictures and displays on the atrocities of war.




price $99
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Karatsu, Japan



3.75 HRS

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Karatsu, Culture & Panorama
You will be taken to Mt. Kagami (Kagamiyama) to enjoy the panoramic view of Karatsu city. Mt. Kagami is 284 feet high and you will be able to see the view of Karatsu Bay, Niji no Matsubara (Pine tree forest) and Iki Island if the weather is clear. The tour will continue to Hikiyama Exhibition Hall. This hall stores the 14 floats of the Karatasu Kunchi Festival which takes place annually from November 2 to 4. Karatsu Kunchi Festival decorated floats are hauled through the streets by participants in Edo Period garb to the accompaniment of drums and flutes. On the second day of the festival the floats, known as Hikiyama are taken to Nishinohama Beach, within view of Karatsu castle. Karatsu Kunchi Festival was registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016. Next will be the former residence of Koreyoshi Takatori, a coal magnate. He had this luxurious seaside residence built with an incredible sense of detail. Wonderfully restored, it illustrates the lifestyle of the upper middle classes during the Meiji Period. The residence is divided into two parts, one for the family and the other for guests, and includes a Zen garden, tearoom, and Nô theatre. On the first floor, the view of the garden that blends so perfectly with the beach and the islands of Karatsu Bay in the background is quite stunning.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Order of sites visited may vary. Guests are required to take off their shoes at the Takatori residence.


price $159
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3.45 HRS

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Karatsu, Highlights
Karatsu is well known for Hikiyama floats and karatsu ceramic ware, and this tour will show you both highlights as well as the beautiful view of Karatsu Bay. You will be taken to Mount Kagami (Kagamiyama) to enjoy the panoramic view of Karatsu city. Mount Kagami is 931 feet high and you will be able to see the view of Karatsu Bay, Niji no Matsubara (Pine tree forest) and Iki Island if the weather is clear. The tour will continue to Hikiyama Exhibition Hall. This hall stores the 14 floats of the Karatasu Kunchi Festival which takes place annually from November 2 to 4. These decorated floats are hauled through the streets by participants in Edo Period garb to the accompaniment of drums and flutes. On the second day of the festival the floats, known as Hikiyama are taken to Nishinohama Beach, within view of Karatsu Ccastle. Karatsu Kunchi Festival was registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016. The last stop will be made at one of the local pottery studios in Karatsu where you will be able to see how artisans make the potteries. You will also have some time to enjoy the beautiful gallery and purchase products if you wish.

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



price $139
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3.45 HRS

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culture

unesco

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Karatsu, Highlights with Castle
Depart from the pier, and drive to Karatsu Castle which was built by the feudal lord, Hirotaka Terazawa, in 1608, and located on a small hill facing Karatsu Bay. After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 the castle was pulled down leaving only the stone walls and foundations as part of Maizuru Park, which opened in 1877. The present 5-story Karatsu Castle is a ferro-concrete structure built in the style of the original 17th century castle in 1966. The yagura (towers) were built at the same time with the Tatsumi yagura added later, in 1990. The tour will continue to Hikiyama Exhibition Hall that stores the 14 floats of the Karatasu Kunchi Festival which takes place annually from November 2 to 4. These decorated floats are hauled through the streets by participants in Edo Period garb to the accompaniment of drums and flutes. On the second day of the festival the floats, known as Hikiyama are taken to Nishinohama Beach, within a view of Karatsu Castle. Karatsu Kunchi Festival was registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016. Before heading back the port, you will be taken to Mount Kagami (Kagamiyama) to enjoy the panoramic view of Karatsu city. Mount  Kagami is 931 feet high and you will be able to see the lovely view of Karatsu Bay, Niji no Matsubara (Pine tree forest) and Iki island if the weather is clear.

Please note:  This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of walking or standing.  There are 231 steps from the parking to the castle garden, but there is one elevator available. The path is mostly gravel. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing and bring local currency, sunscreen and a hat.


price $139
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3.25 HRS

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Karatsu, Tea Ceremony At Kinshoji Temple & View Of Karatsu
Today, you will experience a green tea ceremony at one of the oldest temples in Karatsu, called Kinjoshi Temple. It is said that the temple was originally built in 1302, and was burned in 1574 by the war. This temple is also famous for the tomb of Chikamatsu Monzaemon who was the great writer of Kabuki and Joruri stories. You will enjoy the proper way of serving tea, and have a chance to enjoy the taste. The chief priest will also show you the temple where you can appreciate the small but beautiful garden. Before heading back the port, you will be taken to Mount Kagami (Kagamiyama) to discover the panoramic view of Karatsu city. Mount Kagami is 932 feet (284 meters) high and you will be able to see a view of Karatsu Bay, Niji no Matsubara (pine tree forest) and Iki Island if the weather is clear.

Please note: You will be required to take off your shoes at the temple.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing and bring local currency, sunscreen and a hat.



price $199
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Busan, South Korea



4.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

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Busan, Beautiful Harmony of Nature and Humanity
Explore the unique spirituality of Buddhism on a nearly 4-hour excursion that includes a tour of the renowned Beomeosa Temple followed by a cultural performance. Shrouded in myths and serenity, the temple’s pagodas, gates, temple halls, and shrines are recognized as South Korea's National Treasures and are exceptional sights to behold. Your journey will begin as soon as you board your motor coach for the 50-minute ride through Busan's northern suburbs. You will pass Mount Geumjeongsan. Here, nestled deep in the forest sits the 1,300-year-old Beomeosa Temple, constructed in 678 A.D. Beomeosa once contained over 360 rooms and more than 1,000 monks lived here. The temple was burned to the ground in 1592 and rebuilt in 1602. After crossing an ancient bridge you’ll disembark. The first gate you'll meet is called "One Pillar Gate." With the scent of incense filling the air you’ll continue on past the 300-year-old Gate of the Four Heavenly Kings. Then, you'll have the chance to leisurely wander around the spellbinding grounds. Continue on to your next attraction, the Nurimaru APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) House. Located on Dongbaek Island, it was built to host the APEC summit meeting in 2005.  The island’s lighthouse stands guard proudly in the distance. Inside, an enormous masterpiece of lacquer and mother-of-pearl depicting the 12 Korean symbols of longevity will greet you, and a small museum exhibits items from the countries that attended the summit.  There are interactive displays and videos to further your understanding of the summit’s international significance, and so many thoughtful details will help you to really imagine the summit experience, including a replica of a meal the delegates were served!

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


price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

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Busan, Busan City Highlights
Board your motor coach for the 30-minute ride to the Modern History Museum On the northern side of Yongdusan Park, the Busan Modern History Museum covers the story of Busan City from the 19th  century. There are five excellent exhibitions located at the museum - 1. Busan After 1876 Opening of the Port - 2. Exploitation of Busan by Japan –  3. Busan A Modern City – The transformation of Busan City. - 4. The Oriental Development Company – How the Japanese took control of Busan and paved the way for the control of Korea and most of Asia. 5. Korea – U.S. Relationship – after the Korean War. Next, you proceed to Songdo Skywalk, a short trail over Songdo Beach. While most of the "Skywalk" tails in Korea are straight shaped, but Songdo skywalk has a curved shape similar to a drago. From the 365-meter-long Songdo Skywalk over the blue ocean, you can enjoy the magnificent view around the Songdo Beach area with a small lighthouse and a small rock island called Geobukseom. Your next stop is  Yongdusan Park for briefly photo stop. One of the most popular mountains in Busan Yongdusan in downtown Busan, is one of the 3 well-known mountains in Busan. Then  you will head to the wonderful Ja-Gal-Ch'i  Fish Market and Busan International Film Festival Square which was established by women peddlers during the Korean War, and has become known over the years as “Aunt's Market.” Explore this amazing slice of Korean life and admire the fish, shellfish and seaweed displays, before heading back to port.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring local currency.


price $99
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4 HRS

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Busan, Jewel Temple and Skywalk
You will head to Tongdosa Temple, located at of Mt. Chiseosan. Tongdosa Temple is famous for not having any Buddhist statues in the temple. This is because the real shrines of the Buddha are preserved here. Tongdosa Temple is said to have survived numerous wars and invasions, its Beopdeung (temple candle) has never gone out, for 1,300 years. Inside, there are 35 buildings and pagodas, and 14 small temples in its vicinity. The main building is designated as National Treasure No.290. The temple is similar to a museum because of the numerous relics inside. There are 19 local treasures and 794 local cultural properties inside the temple. In place of the Buddha statue, the Geumgang Stairs behind of the main building preserves the shrines of the Buddha.  Mt. Chiseosan, has a beautiful view from the temple. The several hundred year-old pine trees lined up from the entrance to Ilju Gate, the small drum (used when praying in front of a Buddha figure) and bell, the sunset, the pond and the rocks and waterfalls behind the temple are grouped and called the 'Eight Famous Sceneries of Tongdosa Temple.' After driving through the Diamond Bridge, you will proceed to Oryukdo Skywalk. The construction of Oryukdo Skywalk finished on September 12, 2012 at the Seungdumal area, which is regarded as the dividing point between the East Sea and the South Sea, and started operating on October 18, 2013, with the theme of "Walking over the sky.” Iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high (115-foot) coastal cliff, and a 15-meter (49-foot) glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and shaped like a horse’s hoof connect the iron columns. Visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor. The sea stretches out ahead of the skywalk, perfect for a photo op, as well as the best spot to see Daemado Island on sunny days.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket.


price $119
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7-8 HRS

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Busan, Journey Back in Time, Gyeongju
Gyeongju is known as the Museum Without Walls, as it was once the capital of the Shilla Kingdom. It blossomed into a major cultural center after the Shilla Dynasty unified the Korean peninsula in 676 A.D. Today, Gyeongju is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and your tour of the city will reveal spectacular architectural points of interests, as well as extraordinary museums and ornate temples. Your first stop is at the breathtaking Tumuli Park—home to some 20 Shilla Dynasty royal tombs . Your guide will show you the colorful Flying Horse Tomb. Belonging to an unknown king from the Silla dynasty, it was excavated in 1973 and is believed to date back to the 5th century. The tomb once contained a famous painting of a white horse and a chest full of burial goods, including iron kettles, pottery, bronze vessels, saddles and a sword. Next, you will journey to the wonderful National Museum—a treasure trove of Korean cultural artifacts including gold crowns, Buddhist relics and prehistoric stone instruments. View the Divine Bell of King Songdok—a bronze bell that stands 11 feet tall and weighs an incredible 23 tons. You will visit the serene Bulguksa Temple perched on the slopes of Mount Tohamsan—a quiet oasis that is a superb example of both Shilla architecture and the culture's devotion to Buddhism. Your guide will lead you among this amazing collection of wooden buildings (many of them have been rebuilt many times), stone bridges, stairways and pagodas (all original). After enjoying the temple grounds, re-board the motor coach for the journey back to the port.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing that covers shoulders and knees. A Korean beef barbecue will be served for lunch.


price $189
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7 HRS

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Busan, Sea Breeze of Busan
Accompanied by your local guide this enjoyable half day tour will start with a breath-taking journey through glorious countryside and along coastal roads, to the beautiful Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. One of the most striking landmarks in Busan thanks to its unusual location by the sea, you will climb around 108 steps to the entrance, past statues of Buddha and along a dramatic rocky backdrop.  Next you will head to APEC HOUSE. Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees, Nurimaru APEC House has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting. Nurimaru, a 3-story building, is a modernistic expression of “jeongja,” a pavilion in traditional Korean architectural style. Its roof shape symbolizes the ridgeline of Dongbaekseom Island. Its interior design is a visual display of Korea’s creative traditional culture.  The terrace, which has a Korean wooden floor concept, towers over Oryukdo Island, Gwangan Bridge and Dallmaji Hill. Located near Haeundae Beach, it not only offers a spectacular view of the beach, but also has the appearance of a reputable international conference hall featuring both modern and natural beauty. Your lunch will be a delicious Korean Traditional BBQ and then you will tour the International Film Festival Square and Jaigaichi Fish Market.

Please note:  Wear conservative clothing that covers knees and shoulders, and comfortable walking shoes.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues.  


price $169
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3.5 HRS

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Busan, Tea Ceremony
For guests who want to discover more about Korean culture, this wonderful half-day excursion is a great place to start. After meeting your guide at the ship, you will then drive through the commercial district, banks and department stores on the way to the temple. You will visit either the Beomeosa Temple or Geumgangsa Temple for your first stop of the day. Beomeosa, one of 10 HwaEom temples in Korea, was established to realize the purpose of HwaEom which pursues a life full of happiness and generosity. It was founded in 678 A.D., and is home to an impressive 7th century stone pagoda.  After exploring the serene temple grounds you will then be invited to take part in an ancient tea ceremony. You will be taught the rituals and rules of this important tradition, before enjoying green tea and Korean rice cakes with your hosts. After you have learned more about the culture of this wonderful country, you will climb back on to the motor coach and enjoy the glorious drive through stunning countryside back to your ship.

Please note: Wear conservative clothing that covers knees and shoulders, and comfortable walking shoes.  Guests will be seated on the floor for the traditional tea ceremony so this tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues. 


price $139
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Sasebo, Japan



4.25 HRS

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Sasebo, Arita Porcelain Town
Further along Arita's main street towards the east, a mountain suddenly looms into view on the right-hand side. Four hundred years ago a group of Korean potters, led by Yi Sam-pyeong, discovered porcelain stone here and became the first in Japan to successfully fire porcelain. The porcelain production, which began around the beginning of the Edo Period and grew exponentially, consisting of Koimari wares which fans of early Imari wares with their sooth surfaces and antiques just had to have. It all began here, at the porcelain stone deposit discovered at Izumiyama. Izumiyama can certainly be considered a treasure trove. Nowadays the quarry is not in operation but it has been partitioned off with a fence and tours are held. At the shrine of Izumiyama Quarry, there is a Koraijin monument devoted to Yi Sam-pyeong. The history folklore resource center next door and its adjacent Arita-yaki reference museum display a restored mock of an ascending kiln, various tools and broken pieces of pottery, etc. This is a spot which shouldn't be missed by pottery enthusiasts, as here you are sure to capture a sense of being in the cradle of Arita-yaki. Then, you will have time to stroll around the old town covered by Tombai walls, and the opportunity to purchase your own porcelain. Tombai walls consist of used fire-resistant bricks climbing kilns were constructed from, disposed kiln tools and red clay oil.  In the end, the tour will take you to the famous Arita porcelain gallery to conclude the tour.

Please note: Fukagawa Gallery consists of 2 floors but there is no elevator or chair lift. This tour is not recommended to wheelchair guests. Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, local currency, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $159
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7.5 HRS

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Sasebo, Best of Nagasaki Tour
The local guide will take you to a tour in Nagasaki, the second city destroyed by an A-bomb in World War II.   Your first stop will be at the Atomic Bomb Museum, which tells about the aftermath of the bombing. Next, the guide will take you to the Peace Memorial Park, commemorating the city’s destruction by the plutonium bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. Although Fat Man, the name given to the second bomb dropped on Japan, missed its target by over a mile and a half, it leveled nearly half the city. The park’s main attraction is its collection of statues and sculptures donated by countries and groups all over the world. This includes the massive Peace Memorial Statue depicting a man with his right arm pointing to the sky to indicate the continued threat of nuclear destruction. Visit the Atomic Bomb Museum, with over 900 artifacts indicative of the city’s devastation, as well as displays on modern nuclear technology and concerns. After the sightseeing at Peace Memorial Park, you will be transferred to a local restaurant to enjoy Japanese cuisine. Continue to Dejima Island which was built during the Edo Period to accommodate Portuguese Christian missionaries and prevent the propagation of their religion. It was also once the residential quarters of the Dutch, the only foreigners allowed to trade in Japan during the Sakoku (isolation) Period for 200 years, until Japan reopened to the world.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking. On the way from the Atomic Bomb Museum that are about 50 steps but there is also an elevator and an escalator available. This tour includes sensitive material including graphic pictures and displays of the atrocities of war. Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, local currency, and wear comfortable walking shoes


price $259
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4.5 HRS

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Sasebo, Scenic and Cultural Sasebo
The tour will begin with a 40-minute drive to visit Ohashi Kannon Temple located in a beautiful forest. It is a famous spot for cherry blossoms during the spring as well as the change of foliage colors during autumn.  Ohashi Kannon was regarded as one of Hirado's scenic spots, which Yoshii Town is proud of its beautiful scenery located in the middle of Mount Maki. A natural stone bridge is floating in the back of an elegant garden passing through the temple grounds. Around the precincts there is a fern community designated as a national treasure, and you can see a wide variety of ferns. The tour will follow with a 20-minute drive to visit Emukae Honjin Ruin and Yamashita House. In general, Honjin was often designated as a dormitory for the Daimyo, the bannerman and the shogunate officials, and also served as a mansion for local samurais. The Yamashita House, which is designated as Ehonba Honjin, is an old house that is said to have started making sake during the Genroku year (1688 - 1704). Next to the Honjin, there is a liquor store that has a structure that is supported by one pillar up to the second floor. They have been able to maintain the condition of the building from the time of its establishment, and it conveys the atmosphere of the ancient times.  The tour will end with a photo stop at Funakoshi Outlook where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kujuku-shima islands.  There are 208 islands both large and small, dotting the 15.5-mile- (25 km) long indented, saw-toothed coastline, creating one of the best scenic spots in Saikai National Park.

Please note: Emukae Honjin and Yamashita House are typical traditional Japanese style houses, so there are no slopes, elevators or chair lifts. This tour is not recommended to wheelchair guests. Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, local currency and wear comfortable walking shoes.



price $159
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Yakushima, Japan



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

unesco

concierge
Yakushima, Concierge Collection: Yakusugi Chopsticks Making Experience
This half day option will offer you the opportunity to make a special souvenir from Yakushima on your own. You will receive the sticks of Yakusugi and make them to chopsticks using sandpaper. This will give you a special experience which can only be offered in Yakushima. In this activity, you will be sanding chopsticks by yourself to the size you like, and you will keep these special chopsticks to take home with you. You will also visit Yakusugi Museum dedicated to Yakusugi, the cedar trees.  This museum has unique exhibits to explain the vegetation of Yakusugi as well as the history of Yakushima. You will get the idea of how people have lived with Yakusugi in the past, and how these precious trees are protected.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat and bring rain gear and local currency. Guests are required to take off their shoes at the Yakusugi Museum. Each guests will have one set of chopsticks.  The venue for the chopsticks experience is on the 2nd floor with no elevator/escalator.


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

unesco

essentials
Yakushima, Kiegensugi Ceder & Yakusugi Museum
This tour is recommended for the guests who want to see the old Cedar trees without walking! The coach will take you up to Kigensugi Cedar which has a trunk circumference of 26.5 feet (8.1 meters) and a height of 64 feet (19.5 meters), and an estimated age of more than 3,000 years. You will also visit Yakusugi Museum dedicated to Yakusugi, the cedar trees. This museum has unique exhibits to explain the vegetation of Yakusugi as well as the history of Yakushima. You will get the idea of how people have lived with Yakusugi in the past, and how these precious trees are protected.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat and bring rain gear and local currency. Guests are required to take off their shoes at the Yakusugi Museum. At Kigensugi cedar, the guests can see the tree from the parking but also walk closer. To get close to the tree, there are approx. 50 steps to negotiate.


price $199
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4.25

Strenuous

walking

unesco

wildlife

outdoors

essentials
Yakushima, Yakusughi Hike
A 70-minute drive will bring you to the island of Yakushima which became Japan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Yakushima is famous in botanical circles for introducing a great many garden plants, including dwarf plants which have evolved to grow smaller than their mainland cousins. You will spend time here on a nature walk to Yakusugi Land located at an elevation of 3,281 feet (1,000 meters). It is a nature park populated by a number of the Island’s ancient cedar trees, such as the 1,800-year-old Buddhasugi, Futagosugi, and Sennensugi. There are 4 walking routes in Yakusugi land and you will also walk for 1.25 miles (2km) on the mountain trail. While walking, you will see a very clear stream running through the forest, and the unique plant life on the island. Also, there will be a good chance to see wildlife such as the Yaku Monkey and Yaku Deer from the coach.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, sunscreen and a hat and bring rain gear and local currency.  The Yakusugi land tends to be raining most of the times so please expect the rain during a walk. There are some wooden paths and swinging bridges. Some paths are unpaved and not covered. Lots of steps. This tour is not available for the guests with mobility concerns. The guests will have to walk on the slippery roots and duck under the branches.


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

walking

unesco

outdoors
Yakushima, Yakusugi Land Walking and Museum
A 70-minute drive will bring you to the island of Yakushima which became Japan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Yakushima is famous in botanical circles for introducing a great many garden plants, including dwarf plants which have evolved to grow smaller than their mainland cousins. You will spend time here on a nature walk to Yakusugi Land located at an elevation of 3,281 feet (1,000 meters). It is a nature park populated by a number of the Island’s ancient and revered cedar trees, such as the 1,800-year-old Buddhasugi, Futagosugi, and Sennensugi. There are 4 walking routes in Yakusugi land and you will also walk for a little over a half mile (1.2 km) on the mountain trail. While walking, you will see a very clear stream running through the forest, and the unique plant life on the island. Also, there will be a good chance to see wildlife such as the Yaku Monkey and Yaku Deer from the coach. Next you will visit Yakusugi Museum dedicated to Yakusugi, the cedar trees.  This museum has unique exhibits to explain the vegetation of Yakusugi as well as the history of Yakushima. You will get the idea of how people have lived with Yakusugi in the past, and how these precious trees are protected.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, sunscreen and a hat and bring rain gear and local currency. The Yakusugi land tends to be raining most of the times so please expect the rain during a walk. There are some wooden paths and swinging bridges. Some paths are unpaved and not covered. Lots of steps. This tour is not available for the guests with mobility concerns. Guests are required to take off their shoes at the Yakusugi Museum.


price $199
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Shingu, Japan



4.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Shingu, Doro Gorge River Cruise
This tour will be a relaxing 90-minute cruise on a boat passing the beautiful scenery of Doro Kyo (Doro Gorge) .Doro Gorge is a gorge on the Kitayama-gawa River, a tributary of the Kuman- gawa River, situated along the borders of Wakayama, Nara and Mie prefectures in the Yoshino National Park. It is famous for its steep cliffs, clear emerald waters, and unique rock formations. You will enjoy this natural treasure from water level on a jet boat. These boats have large windows and the roof opens on clear days to better see the upper reaches of the valley. The intense colors of the lush forests along the way beautifully reflect the changing seasons.  After enjoying the 2-hour river cruise, you will be transferred back to the pier by coach.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes bring local currency, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. The boat pier has only steps so wheel chairs will need to be stored at the pier. During the ride, the boat will have a brief 20-minute stop and guests will be able to get off the boat to take photos. Wheelchair guests will have to stay on the boat due to uneven ground with stones. This tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions.




price $199
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7 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Shingu, Kumano Kodo Full Day Tour
You will depart in the morning for the 1-hour drive to Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine. Kumano Hongu Taisha, is one of the Kumano region's three famous shrines. As well as enshrining its own deity, Hongu Taisha also enshrines the deities of the other two Kumano shrines, Hayatama Taisha and Nachi Taisha, and the sun goddess Amaterasu. It serves as the head shrine of over 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan. After having lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the parking lot of Nachi Shrine. The approach to the Nachi shrine from the parking lot is 473 steps ascending. There are some souvenir shops and a bench to rest your legs along the way to the shrine.  Once you get off the coach at the parking, you will make your way to Nachi Shrine and Seigantoji Temple by van. At Seigantoji Temple & Nachi Taisha Shrine, you can enjoy the beautiful mixture of the Buddhist and Shinto influences here. The veneration of the Kumano shrines as holy sites of Shintoism predates Buddhism's introduction to Japan in the mid-6th century. Once Buddhism arrived in Kumano it took root quickly, and rather than competing with the indigenous religion for religious authority, it began a long process of harmonious mixing. A product of this congenial relationship can be seen at Nachi Taisha. Directly beside the eminent shrine is the Buddhist temple Seigantoji. In fact, for most of their history the buildings were not even under separate control and functioned as one religious institution.  The tour will be followed by Nachi No Taki falls, which is the tallest waterfall in Japan, and the original religious site in the area. Before the development of organized religious doctrine, Nachi no Taki was venerated by the earliest Japanese people. Even today, visitors will be impressed by the natural power and beauty of the falls.

Please note: Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their ability and stamina. Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing and bring local currency. There are 2 vans available as shuttles between Nachi Taisha Shrine and the parking lot. Each van can accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers for the 5-minute drive. The approach to Nachi fall has 150 steps from the parking area. Kumano Hongu Taisha has about 120 steps going up from the parking lot. The order of the tour sites may vary. The main shrine/temple hall of Nachi is under construction until 2019 and some parts will be covered.

price $299
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

outdoors

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Shingu, Kumano Kodo Hiking Tour
You will depart in the morning for the 30-minute drive to Kumano Kodo Pilgrimages Trails, which is a network of pilgrimage trails through the southern Kansai region. The Kodo ("old ways") are a key part of the region's UNESCO designation, and have been in use for over 1,000 years. You will be hiking at Daimonzaka Trail which is located near Nachi Falls. The route paved with stones and lined with massive evergreens, leads almost 2,000 feet up to the gates of Nachi Taisha, there will be approximately 350 steps.  After enjoying the 30-minute hike you will re-board the coach and be transferred to Nachi Falls, which is the tallest waterfall in Japan. After visiting the Nachi Falls, you will be transferred to the parking lot of Nachi Shrine. The approach to the shrine from the parking lot is 473 ascending steps. There are some souvenir shops and a bench to rest your legs along the way to the shrine.  You can also make your way to Nachi Shrine and Seigantoji Temple by van. You will see the beautiful mixture of the Buddhist and Shinto influences here. The veneration of the Kumano shrines as holy sites of Shintoism predates Buddhism's introduction to Japan in the mid-6th century. Once Buddhism arrived in Kumano it took root quickly, and rather than competing with the indigenous religion for religious authority, it began a long process of harmonious mixing. A product of this congenial relationship can be seen at Nachi Taisha. Directly beside the eminent shrine is the Buddhist temple Seigantoji. In fact, for most of their history the buildings were not even under separate control and functioned as one religious institution.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing and bring local currency, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. This tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties. The drop off point and pick up point at Daimonzaka trail will be different, so guests are required to walk with the guide all the way.   The approach to Nachi fall has 130 steps. The main shrine/temple hall of Nachi is under construction until 2019 and some part will be covered. The way from Nachi Taisha to Nachi Falls may be on foot or by coach depending on the weather condition.



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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

unesco

essentials
Shingu, Oniga-jo Rocks & Shrines
This tour offers two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the three Kumano Grand Shrines. Your first stop will be Oniga-jo Rocks (Devil’s Castle) a World Heritage Site. Stretching for almost a mile, this is a natural landscape with terraced caves created by erosion of acid rock by water and wind. Legend has it the rocks were the homes of ‘Oni’ or devils as well as pirates. Next stop is another World Heritage Site called Hana-no-Iwaya Shrine, dedicated to the mother of the Japanese god "Izanami-no-mikoto" and her son the fire god "Kagu-tsuchi no-mikoto." This is said to be Japan’s oldest shrine as written in the Chronicles of Japan.  Your last stop will be a visit to Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine, one of Kumano's three important shrines. The nature in and around the shrine is an integral part of this Grand Shrine’s precincts and annual rituals. The ancient 800-year-old Nagi-no-Ki tree (Podocarpus nagi) highlights the areas deep tradition of nature worship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes as most of the terrain is uneven. Not all sites or areas are wheelchair accessible. Order of the sites visited may vary.


price $189
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Shimizu, Japan



5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

dining

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Shimizu, Miho No Matsubara with Fresh Sashimi Lunch
Your day of traditional art and customs begins with Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, a complex of 7 shrines, the 3 main ones remodeled over a period of 60 years beginning in 1804. Sengen Shrine contains 26 "Important Cultural Assets" and an extensive collection of historical artifacts from the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for 300 years during the Edo Period. Step into the large, two-story worship hall and marvel at the views of Mount Fuji. Your next destination will bring you to Miho no Matsubara, a picturesque pine grove along the eastern coast of the Miho Peninsula, given the distinction of "New Three Views of Japan," a designation of scenic beauty. This inspirational spot for artists offers dramatic views of Mount Fuji, and if you walk deep into the pine grove, you'll spy a 650-year-old Japanese black pine called Hagoromo-no-Matsu.  The tour will conclude with a visit to the Fish Market in Shimizu. Upon arrival, the guide will escort you to the walking tour in the Fish Market, to wander around this busy fish market full of local people. After walking, you will have an opportunity to have lunch at a local restaurant in the market, which serves the Japanese Style Set menu including freshest sashimi (sliced raw fish). Enjoy your local dining experience with this special atmosphere.

Please note:  The path from the parking lot to Miho no Matsubara is about half a mile. It is wheelchair accessible. Mount Fuji can be seen, weather permitting. The order of the tour sites may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing. Bring local currency.


price $199
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing

sightseeing
Shimizu, Mt. Fuji Cultural Experience
You will ride to the quaint fishing town of Yui, home to the Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum. The museum displays more than 1,300 ukiyo-e exhibits, spotlighting the works of Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858), one of the best-known ukiyo-e artists who strongly influenced the genre with his dramatic landscape series. After touring the museum, continue on to a tea ceremony in Miyuki-tei at a "chashitsu," a historic tearoom, in Yui Honjin Park. In the Japanese culture, a tea ceremony is not just about the beverage; it's a cultural ritual that brings tranquility and peace to the participants. You will be served Japanese green tea, called matcha, accompanied by some sweets, which balances out the flavors of the tea leaves. Your host will be gracious, preparing your tea with great care and attention to aesthetics. Complete your day at Miho-no-Matsubara, a picturesque pine grove along the eastern coast of the Miho Peninsula, given the distinction of "New Three Views of Japan," a designation of scenic beauty. This inspirational spot for artists offers dramatic views of Mount Fuji, and if you walk deep into the pine grove, you'll spy a 650-year-old Japanese black pine called Hagoromo-no-Matsu. After a day of beauty and cultural sights and hopefully a camera filled with wonderful memories you'll board your coach for your return trip to the ship.

Please note:  The path from the parking lot to Miho no Matsubara is about half a mile. It is wheelchair accessible. Mount Fuji can be seen, weather permitting. The order of the tour sites may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing and bring local currency. You will need to remove your shoes at the tea ceremony.

price $159
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7 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

dining

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Shimizu, Mt. Fuji Highlight
You will board your motor coach at the port, and drive to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, located in the southwestern foothills of Mount Fuji. Originally built to offer protection from volcanic eruptions, the shrine was one of the grandest in its day. Constructed in the early 1600s, the shrine has been hit by several earthquakes, damaging its structure. The grounds are quite picturesque, and over 500 cherry trees bloom here in March and April. You  will drive to the quaint fishing town of Yui, home to the Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum next. The museum displays more than 1,300 ukiyo-e exhibits, spotlighting the works of Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858), one of the best-known ukiyo-e artists who strongly influenced the genre with his dramatic landscape series. After having lunch at a local restaurant, your final destination of the day will be Miho-no-Matsubara, a picturesque pine grove along the eastern coast of the Miho Peninsula, given the distinction of "New Three Views of Japan," a designation of scenic beauty. This inspirational spot for artists offers dramatic views of Mount Fuji, and if you walk deep into the pine grove, you'll spy a 650-year-old Japanese black pine called Hagoromo-no-Matsu, believed to have mythical origins, its branches spread in every direction, and it is said that an angel bathing in the waters hung her clothes on its branches. A fisherman took the garments, and the angel had to win them back by dancing for him. Beside this legendary tree, there stands a monument of a French ballerina who composed a dance inspired by this legend.

Please note:  The path from the parking lot to Miho no Matsubara is about half a mile. It is wheelchair accessible. Mount Fuji can be seen, weather permitting. The order of the tour sites may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing and bring local currency.

price $259
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Shimizu, Sacred Toshogu and Nihondaira Ropeway
Grab your camera and set off on a photographic adventure that will begin with a short drive to Nihondaira Park Outlook. Designated as a prefecture natural park, this scenic spot affords panoramic vistas of sparkling Suruga Bay and dramatic Mount Fuji. From here, you'll board an aerial ropeway for a bird's-eye-view as you're whisked up the mountainside to the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the famous leader credited with bringing peace and unity to Japan after a long period of civil war. A climb of 1,000 stone steps is the traditional approach to the shrine, but the addition of the ropeway has made it accessible to many more visitors. Gorgeous vistas of Suruga Bay serve as the backdrop to Kunozan Toshogu, a designated cultural landmark. At the entrance, you will see the beautifully embellished Romon Gate, a wonderful commemorative picture. Look carefully at the framed name plaque hanging from the gate building. It is believed to have been carved by Emperor Go-Mizunoo himself. You'll soon reach Shaden, the main building, a striking wooden complex that is comprised of 3 sections, Honden Main Hall, Ishinoma Interconnecting Hall, and Haiden Worship Hall. All three are architecturally diverse and elaborately decorated. Adjacent to the Shaden building, you can purchase a good-luck fortune written on a strip of white paper, which you then tie to a frame next to the shrine so that your fortune will come true! If you are feeling adventurous, stroll into a wooded area, where you'll find the tomb of Ieyasu. Conclude the day with a ropeway ride back to the station where you'll meet your comfortable motor coach for the drive back to the port.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of walking with a number of steps to negotiate. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Bring local currency for shopping. There are 150 steps in Kunozan Toshogu Shrine and guests will have to take the Ropeway between the parking lot and the shrine.

price $159
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Tokyo, Japan



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Tokyo, Half Day Tour with Haneda Airport Transfer
Visit of one of the most important sites in Japan "Imperial Place Plaza" and Hamarikyu Garden (Edo period Japanese style garden).  You will depart from the pier for the 60-minute drive to Hamarikyu Garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts. The garden was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period, but later served as a strolling garden and as an imperial detached palace before eventually being opened to the public in its current form.  Next you will see the Imperial Palace located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, and the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Although the Palace is not open to the public, from Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, you can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) because of its appearance. Then the coach will take you to Haneda Airport.

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


price $229
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4.75 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Tokyo, Half Day Tour with Narita Airport Transfer
Visit of one of the most important sites in Japan "Imperial Place Plaza" and Hamarikyu Garden (Edo period Japanese style garden).  You will depart from the pier for the 60-minute drive to Hamarikyu Garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts. The garden was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period, but later served as a strolling garden and as an imperial detached palace before eventually being opened to the public in its current form.  Next you will see the Imperial Palace located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, and the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Although the Palace is not open to the public, from Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, you can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) because of its appearance. Then the coach will take you to Narita Airport.

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


price $229
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4HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Tokyo, Half Day Tour with Transfer to Hotel
Visit of one of the most important sites in Japan "Imperial Place Plaza" and Hamarikyu Garden (Edo period Japanese style garden).  You will depart from the pier for the 60-minute drive to Hamarikyu Garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts. The garden was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period, but later served as a strolling garden and as an imperial detached palace before eventually being opened to the public in its current form.  Next you will see the Imperial Palace located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, and the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Although the Palace is not open to the public, from Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, you can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) because of its appearance. Then the coach will take you to your Tokyo Hotel.

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


price $229
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Kobe, Japan



8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

dining

unesco
Kobe, Himeji Highlights
The first destination of this tour is the beautiful Himeji Castle.  Due to its clear white colored exterior, the castle is also known as the "white heron castle" because of its resemblance to the white heron.  The entire castle ground spans to approximately 568 acres and is equipped with eye-catching moats that surround and protect the castle. After the castle, the tour will then visit the Kokoen Garden which is approximately 8.5 acres in size with nine different gardens. The garden features ponds and springs against the backdrop of the World Cultural Heritage Himeji Castle. After having lunch at a local restaurant, the tour will drive to the Nadagiku Sake Brewery for sake tasting as well as a visit to its facility. Carrying over the 100 years of tradition, the brewery and their fine sakes are sure to touch all the five senses. Afterward, board your coach and return to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking with a number of steps to negotiate. There are approximately 200 steps at the Himeji Castle. Shoes must be removed to enter Himeji Castle and the steps inside the castle are very steep. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Bring local currency for shopping.


price $299
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2.5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture

essentials
Kobe, Kobe Beef Dinner
This tour will be all about the internationally acclaimed Kobe Beef. From the pier, the coach will bring you directly to the restaurant for dinner to experience this prestigious delicacy.  The Kobe beef is renowned for its mouth-watering flavor, tenderness, and high amount of intramuscular fat, giving the meat a marbled appearance. It is often cited that the cows are given beer to induce appetite, massaged daily, and given the utmost treatment in its raising.   Overall, a must-try experience in its most authentic form at its heartland of Hyogo Prefecture. Afterward, return to your coach and back to your cruise ship.

Please note: Bring local currency.


price $299
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Kobe, Kobe Local Beef & Sake Brewery
The tour will begin with a visit to Ikuta Shrine located in the Sannomiya District.  This shrine which dates back to 201 A.D. is one of the oldest shrines in the country.  To the Japanese, this shrine is known to bring wellness in marriage. Afterward, the tour will continue to the Nada District, Japan's top sake producing region. You will visit one of the most well-known Sake Brewery Museums where guests can get a feel of the "heart of Japan" through the art of sake. Sake tasting will be held as well as the tour of its production facility. Afterwards, you will be welcomed at the Teppanyaki Restaurant to get a taste of the famous Kobe local beef.  

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


price $199
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Kobe, Osaka Highlights
Explore Japan's third largest city, Osaka, on this intriguing half-day tour. One of the gateways to ancient Japan for traders from China, Korea and the Asian continent, Osaka played a vital role in the introduction of new technologies in ceramics, forging, construction, and engineering. Today, this modern port city combines historical and cultural attractions with all the delights of a Japanese urban marvel. Following a 60-minute drive, see the impressive landmark, Osaka Castle. One of Japan's most famous castles, it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the 16th century. Built on a plot of land almost 1 mile square, the castle compound contains 13 structures, designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government. The central castle building is 5 stories on the outside and 8 stories on the inside, built atop a massive stone foundation that protected its occupants from sword-bearing attackers. Of particular interest are the tower's ornamental ride-end roof tiles, and bas-reliefs carved in the shape of crouching tigers, all gilded with gold. An engaging museum occupies the interior of the building, tracing the history of the castle from the late 1500s to the present day, and housing Osaka's most significant historical and cultural artifacts. After a guide tour of the castle, proceed to the Shitennoji Temple which was constructed over 1,400 years ago to commemorate the victory of the war and to provide relief and settlement the king. Today, the Shitennoji Temple remains as one of the oldest architectural styles that are preserved today in Japan.  

Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking with a number of steps to negotiate. Photography and video are not permitted inside Osaka Castle (3rd & 4th floors). Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.  From the parking to Osaka Castle is approximately a 15-minute walk.


price $199
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9 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

dining

unesco

essentials
Kobe, Traditional Kyoto
Explore three of Kyoto's marquee attractions: the impressive Golden Pavilion, Sanjusangendo and formidable Nijo Castle, a quintessential example of Momoyama architecture, which flourished 400 years ago. Depart from the pier and drive inland toward Kyoto, an immensely historical city renowned for spectacular architecture, which includes thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Your first visit is Sanjusangendo, which is the popular name for Rengeo-in, a temple in eastern Kyoto which is famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The temple was founded in 1164 and rebuilt a century later after original structure had been destroyed in a fire. The temple hall, measuring 394 feet (120 meters), is the longest Japanese wooden structure. Next is Nijo Castle, a fortification of cypress wood built in 1603 as the residence of the Tokugawa clan. An esteemed UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle is protected by a moat, stone walls, and ingenious nightingale floors, which chirp like a bird when walked upon to alert the guards of potential intruders. Despite its defensive elements, the castle was primarily a home. It's adorned with wooden carvings, artistically painted sliding doors and expansive tatami rooms, decorated in the traditional style at the time. After having lunch, you will be headed to Kyoto's most famous landmark, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion). Built by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu as a villa in 1397, the 3-story home was converted to a temple by Yoshimitsu's son. The Golden Pavilion follows the Shinden style of the Heian Period by being positioned at the edge of a tranquil pond. It has delicately curving roofs, with the walls and eaves of the second and third stories covered in shimmering gold leaf. View the exterior of the pavilion and walk through the peaceful gardens, marveling at the mirror reflection of the temple on the still pond.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking with a number of steps to negotiate. There are 30 steps at the Kinkakuji Temple. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Bring local currency for shopping. Photography and video are not permitted inside Nijo Castle (Ninomaru Palace) and Sanjusangendo. Shoes must be removed to enter Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo. Nijo Castle is under a 20-year restoration project therefore some parts of castle may be closed. The order of sites visited may vary.


price $349
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Tomonoura, Japan



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Tomonoura, Fukuyamacastle & Myooin Temple
The tour will begin with a visit to the 7-story-tall Fukuyama Castle.  The castle suffered extensive damage during World War II, where most of the castle was destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1966 which is the structure that remains today.  Within the museum, you can see artwork from the Fukuyama area as well as modern and contemporary Japanese artwork.  Afterward, the tour will visit Myooin Temple which is designated as a Japanese National Treasure. Myooin Temple was founded by Kobo-Daishi or Kukai and it is said that its main hall was built in 1321. You will also find a 5-storied Pagoda which was built is 1348. Afterwards, drive back to the pier and finish off with a guided walking tour of the picturesque port town of Tomonoura.

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


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Tomonoura, Onomichi - The Town of Panorama & Temples
Onomichi, a quaint town that sits on many slopes is in the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture. As one of the highlights of Onomichi, the tour will first visit the Jodoji Temple of Shingon Buddhism. This temple has a main hall and a 2-story pagoda that has been designated as one of the National Treasures of Japan. Next, the tour will travel to Senkoji Ropeway to ride up to the Senkoji Park Observatory. From the observatory, you will be able to appreciate the breathtaking view of the small picturesque town of Onomichi.  After seeing Senkoji Temple, you will walk to Neko no Hosomichi or 'Cat Alley.' This area was given its name as there are many Fukuishi Cat stones. These stones were painted as cats by local artist, Shunji Sonoyama and have been popular for cat lovers. Little fortune-stone-cats are found all over the alley to welcome you.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring local currency. This tour is not available for the guests with mobility concerns. The walking trail from Senkoji Park to the bus stop though the Cat Alley is more than ¾ of a mile (1km) at 245 feet (75 meters) elevation. This is a one-way walk so all the guests are required to walk with the guide all the way back to the parking lot. There are more than 500 steps in Senkoji and the Cat Alley area and some parts of the slope may be a sharp descent.
 
price $229
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Tomonoura, Zen Meditation at Shinshoji Temple
Indulge in the Zen way with this visit to Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens. Here is the perfect place to learn about the Culture of Zen that streams all throughout its architecture, design, and lifestyle. This temple and its garden was constructed in 1965 to provide a Zen experience. There are several halls and one is a 350 years old building brought over from Shiga Prefecture. Throughout this visit, you will partake in a class experience introducing you to the Zen way. You will also be able to stroll through the Temple and its garden while getting a better understanding of the details in the designs seen throughout the property. Afterwards, drive back to the pier and finish off with a guided walking tour of the picturesque port town of Tomonoura.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring local currency. During Zen meditation class, guests are required to take off shoes and sit on a floor pillow. No chairs will be provided. Zen meditation itself is approximately 20-30 minutes of sitting.


price $199
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Nagasaki, Japan



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Nagasaki, Best of Nagasaki Tour
Today, the local guide will take you on a tour in Nagasaki, the second city destroyed by an A-bomb in World War II.  Your first stop will be at Atomic Bomb Museum, which tells about the aftermath of the bombing.  You will see over 900 artifacts indicative of the city’s devastation, as well as displays on modern nuclear technology and concerns Next, your guide will take you to the Peace Memorial Park, commemorating the city’s destruction by the plutonium bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. Although Fat Man, the name given to the second bomb dropped on Japan, missed its target by over a mile and a half, it leveled nearly half the city. The park’s main attraction is its collection of statues and sculptures donated by countries and groups all over the world. This includes the massive Peace Memorial Statue depicting a man with his right arm pointing to the sky to indicate the continued threat of nuclear destruction.  Continue to Dejima Island which was built during the Edo Period to accommodate Portuguese Christian missionaries and prevent the propagation of their religion. It was also once the residential quarters of the Dutch, the only foreigners allowed to trade in Japan during the Sakoku (isolation) Period of 200 years, until Japan reopened to the world.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $149
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Nagasaki, Panoramic Nagasaki Tour
Today, your local guide will take you on a tour in Nagasaki, the second city destroyed by an A-bomb in World War II. Your tour will begin with a scenic drive to Inasayama lookout point, located on Inasayama hill, a famous spot of beautiful sunsets and night views.   A 5-minute ropeway ride will give you a chance to take a stroll in the air of Nagasaki. Your next stop will be at the Atomic Bomb Museum, with over 900 artifacts indicative of the city’s devastation, as well as displays on modern nuclear technology and concerns. Continue on to Dejima Island which was built during the Edo Period to accommodate Portuguese Christian missionaries and prevent the propagation of their religion. It was also once the residential quarters of the Dutch, the only foreigners allowed to trade in Japan during the Sakoku (isolation) Period of 200 years, until Japan reopened to the world.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. There are 40steps at the Inasayama Ropeway station. So for wheelchair guests, there is chair lift service. Also please note that the capacity of ropeway is 30 passengers only and it runs every 15-20 minutes.


price $159
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Nagasaki, Peace Memorial Park & Museum
Your tour will begin with sightseeing at Uragami Cathedral, which was the largest cathedral in the East until it was destroyed by the atomic bomb blast. Continue with a visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum, with over 900 artifacts indicative of the city’s devastation, as well as displays on modern nuclear technology and concerns. Then, you will walk to somber Nagasaki Peace Park passing ground zero. Nagasaki Peace Park is commemorating the city’s destruction by the plutonium bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. Although Fat Man, the name given to the second bomb dropped on Japan, missed its target by over a mile and a half, it leveled nearly half the city. The park’s main attraction is its collection of statues and sculptures donated by countries and groups all over the world. This includes the massive Peace Memorial Statue depicting a man with his right arm pointing to the sky to indicate the continued threat of nuclear destruction. Return to the pier and re-board the ship.

Please note: Uragami Cathedral is located on the top of the hill, and guests will need to get off the coach at the bottom of the slope and walk up the hill. This tour is not recommended for wheel chairs or those with mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  This tour includes sensitive material including graphic pictures and displays on the atrocities of war. The order of the sites visited may vary

price $129
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8 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Nagasaki, The Pottery Town Arita & Nagasaki
This full day excursion will take you to Arita, a scenic 2-hour drive from Nagasaki and known throughout the world as the birthplace of magnificent Japanese ceramics.  In 1604, Japanese warlords from the Arita area invaded Korea, bringing back something quite precious: Korean potters skilled in creating fine white porcelain. Visit the Arita Town and some Pottery Galleries where the tradition of skill and beauty brought to Japan over 400 years ago continues. You will also have free time to stroll around the old town covered by Tonbai Fences, and have the opportunity to purchase your own pottery. Tonbai Fences consist of used fire-resistant bricks kilns were constructed from, disposed kiln tools and red clay oil. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and see the Tozan Shrine. Return to Nagasaki and visit the beautifully serene Nagasaki Peace Park, located a few minutes’ walk from the epicenter of the atomic bomb blast of August 1945. Return to the pier and re-board your waiting ship.

Please note:  Fukagawa Gallery consists of 2 floors, but there is no elevator or lift.  Guests with mobility issues or a wheel chair will have to stay on the 1st Floor. The way to the Tonbai Fences is quite narrow and the traffic on the major arterial road tends to be heavy. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring local currency.

price $249
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Yakushima, Japan



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

unesco

concierge
Yakushima, Concierge Collection: Yakusugi Chopsticks Making Experience
This half day option will offer you the opportunity to make a special souvenir from Yakushima on your own. You will receive the sticks of Yakusugi and make them to chopsticks using sandpaper. This will give you a special experience which can only be offered in Yakushima. In this activity, you will be sanding chopsticks by yourself to the size you like, and you will keep these special chopsticks to take home with you. You will also visit Yakusugi Museum dedicated to Yakusugi, the cedar trees.  This museum has unique exhibits to explain the vegetation of Yakusugi as well as the history of Yakushima. You will get the idea of how people have lived with Yakusugi in the past, and how these precious trees are protected.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat and bring rain gear and local currency. Guests are required to take off their shoes at the Yakusugi Museum. Each guests will have one set of chopsticks.  The venue for the chopsticks experience is on the 2nd floor with no elevator/escalator.


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

unesco

essentials
Yakushima, Kiegensugi Ceder & Yakusugi Museum
This tour is recommended for the guests who want to see the old Cedar trees without walking! The coach will take you up to Kigensugi Cedar which has a trunk circumference of 26.5 feet (8.1 meters) and a height of 64 feet (19.5 meters), and an estimated age of more than 3,000 years. You will also visit Yakusugi Museum dedicated to Yakusugi, the cedar trees. This museum has unique exhibits to explain the vegetation of Yakusugi as well as the history of Yakushima. You will get the idea of how people have lived with Yakusugi in the past, and how these precious trees are protected.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat and bring rain gear and local currency. Guests are required to take off their shoes at the Yakusugi Museum. At Kigensugi cedar, the guests can see the tree from the parking but also walk closer. To get close to the tree, there are approx. 50 steps to negotiate.


price $199
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4.25

Strenuous

walking

unesco

wildlife

outdoors

essentials
Yakushima, Yakusughi Hike
A 70-minute drive will bring you to the island of Yakushima which became Japan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Yakushima is famous in botanical circles for introducing a great many garden plants, including dwarf plants which have evolved to grow smaller than their mainland cousins. You will spend time here on a nature walk to Yakusugi Land located at an elevation of 3,281 feet (1,000 meters). It is a nature park populated by a number of the Island’s ancient cedar trees, such as the 1,800-year-old Buddhasugi, Futagosugi, and Sennensugi. There are 4 walking routes in Yakusugi land and you will also walk for 1.25 miles (2km) on the mountain trail. While walking, you will see a very clear stream running through the forest, and the unique plant life on the island. Also, there will be a good chance to see wildlife such as the Yaku Monkey and Yaku Deer from the coach.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, sunscreen and a hat and bring rain gear and local currency.  The Yakusugi land tends to be raining most of the times so please expect the rain during a walk. There are some wooden paths and swinging bridges. Some paths are unpaved and not covered. Lots of steps. This tour is not available for the guests with mobility concerns. The guests will have to walk on the slippery roots and duck under the branches.


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

walking

unesco

outdoors
Yakushima, Yakusugi Land Walking and Museum
A 70-minute drive will bring you to the island of Yakushima which became Japan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Yakushima is famous in botanical circles for introducing a great many garden plants, including dwarf plants which have evolved to grow smaller than their mainland cousins. You will spend time here on a nature walk to Yakusugi Land located at an elevation of 3,281 feet (1,000 meters). It is a nature park populated by a number of the Island’s ancient and revered cedar trees, such as the 1,800-year-old Buddhasugi, Futagosugi, and Sennensugi. There are 4 walking routes in Yakusugi land and you will also walk for a little over a half mile (1.2 km) on the mountain trail. While walking, you will see a very clear stream running through the forest, and the unique plant life on the island. Also, there will be a good chance to see wildlife such as the Yaku Monkey and Yaku Deer from the coach. Next you will visit Yakusugi Museum dedicated to Yakusugi, the cedar trees.  This museum has unique exhibits to explain the vegetation of Yakusugi as well as the history of Yakushima. You will get the idea of how people have lived with Yakusugi in the past, and how these precious trees are protected.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, sunscreen and a hat and bring rain gear and local currency. The Yakusugi land tends to be raining most of the times so please expect the rain during a walk. There are some wooden paths and swinging bridges. Some paths are unpaved and not covered. Lots of steps. This tour is not available for the guests with mobility concerns. Guests are required to take off their shoes at the Yakusugi Museum.


price $199
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Amami Island, Japan



4.25 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

sightseeing
Amami Island, Highlights
Your day will start with Oshimatsumugi Kimono village where you can see local industry and watch the process of making Tsumugi and Kasuri silk-cotton fabrics. You can enjoy a craft complex in a beautiful hillside setting among flowers and many of the plants used in dyeing. Next is to Tanaka Isson Museum and the Amami Park.  Tanaka Isson is a nationally proclaimed artist of Japan who is deeply connected with Amami Island and widely known for his flower and bird paintings. Enjoy his great pieces of artwork as well as the folk museum. You will also have time to stroll around the Amami Park and the observation deck with the great view of the surrounding area.

Please note:  Bring local currency sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a light jacket and wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in.


price $229
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Amami Island, Local Experience
The first visit of this tour will be the Shochu Distillery, makers of the Kokuto Shochu a distilled spirit made exclusively in Amami Islands. Shochu is most often distilled nationwide using ingredients such as rice or sweet potato.  However, at the Shochu Distillery in Amami, their Kokuto Shochu is uniquely made from brown sugar. You will experience the state-of-the-art distillation process that goes into the creation of this one of a kind Shochu that is rich in flavor and aroma. To conclude the distillery factory tour, you will have an opportunity to taste the different types of Shochu. You will visit Oshimatsumugi Kimono village for a tour of its dyed silk weaving factory. During this tour, you will also participate in the mud dying process to craft a handkerchief of your own. Souvenirs and textile goods can also be purchased at the gift shop to bring an authentic item back home. Afterward, return to the pier.

Please note:  Bring local currency sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a light jacket and wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in.  You will be required to take off shoes during dyeing experience and will step into the muddy water for dyeing process. It is highly recommended to wear the slacks which you can roll them up to the knees.


price $249
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3.75 HRS

Strenuous

boating

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Amami Island, Mangrove Forest Canoeing
Since Amami Oshima Island is an island where flowers in the deep and dark old-growth forest bloom in profusion throughout the year and where one-of-a-kind plants and animals call home, this island is also known as the “Oriental Galapagos.” Amami Oshima Island is a treasure chest of valuable plants and animals including a mangrove primeval forest. It is Japan’s second largest in terms of area, and is inhabited by the Amami Rabbit, a national protected species, and seeks to be registered as a World Heritage Site. In Mangrove Park, canoeing through the mangroves is popular. This tour is recommended for athletic lovers. You will be required to wear life jacket and do some practice before canoeing and have enough strength to paddle the canoe on your own.On the way to the pier, you will make a photo stop to see the panoramic view of Naze port.

Please note: Bring local currency. sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a light jacket and wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in. Life jacket will be provided. Guests are required to have enough strength to paddle the canoe on their own. Cameras should be protected from the water and will be the responsibility of the guest. Your feet may get wet in the canoe so it is recommended to wear or bring sandals.


price $249
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7 HRS

Moderate

walking

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Amami Island, Oshima Full Day
The first destination of this tour is a visit to Tanaka Isson Museum and the Amami Park.  Tanaka Isson is a nationally proclaimed artist of Japan who is deeply connected with Amami Island and widely known for his flower and bird paintings. Enjoy his great pieces of artwork as well as the folk museum. You will also have a time to stroll around the Amami Park and the observation deck with a great view of the surrounding area. Next is to Bashayama Village where you can enjoy lunch including Keihan which is one of the best specialties in Amami. Keihan consists of chicken, egg and various other ingredients placed on rice and covered in chicken broth - it is known as Amami’s soul food. During the lunch time, enjoy local people playing the instrument called Shamisen with a drum accompaniment. After lunch, you will have some free time to stroll on the beautiful beach or Kenmun-Mura where old traditional houses are lined up.  You will be taken to Oshimatsumugi Kimono village where you can see local industry and watch the process of making Tsumugi and Kasuri silk-cotton fabrics. You can enjoy a craft complex in a beautiful hillside setting among flowers and many of the plants used in dyeing. The last stop will be the Shochu Distillery, makers of the Kokuto Shochu a distilled spirit made exclusively in Amami Islands. Shochu is most often distilled nationwide using ingredients such as rice or sweet potato. However, at the Shochu Distillery in Amami, their Kokuto Shochu is uniquely made from brown sugar. You will experience the state-of-the-art distillation process that goes into the creation of its one of a kind Shochu that is rich in flavor and aroma. To conclude the distillery factory tour, you will have an opportunity to taste the different types of Shochu.

Please note: Bring local currency. sunscreen, a hat, a towel, and a light jacket and wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in. This tour includes approximately 3 hours of moderate walking and standing. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. 


price $299
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Okinawa (Naha), Japan



4.25 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

culture

essentials
Okinawa, Dyed Coral Experience & Shuri Castle
You will travel towards the Shuri Castle. This vermilion-colored castle was the seat of power during the 500-year reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Destroyed in World War II, the Castle was rebuilt in 1992 and is surrounded by beautiful gates that lead to Seiden or Main Hall.  Following your visit at the Castle, you will be transferred to the local shop where you can have a special coral dyeing experience. There are different shapes of coral's fossil and you will make your own souvenirs with your favorite coral's fossils and colors.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of walking that is considered strenuous at times and there are uneven surfaces and a significant number of steep steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and it is not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. The coral dyeing process will leave permanent stains on clothing so casual clothing that you will not mind getting permanently stained is recommended, along with sturdy yet comfortable walking shoes. Shoes must be removed during the visit to the South Hall (Nanden) and main hall of Shuri Castle. While photography is permitted on the grounds of Shuri Castle, none is permitted inside. The Shuri Castle has restoration work being done and some areas may not be accessible. Bring local currency for any purchases at the sites. The order of the sites viewed or visit may vary.


price $189
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

unesco

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Okinawa, Naha Highlight Tour
Unlike other parts of Japan, Okinawa has its own separate history, having been the independent kingdom of Ryukyu during the 15th century. On this half-day excursion, you will explore the city of Naha, the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture, and former capital of the Ryukyu kings. Leaving the port, you will drive to Shuri Castle, the administrative center and residence of the Ryukyu royal family for over 400 years, until Okinawa became a Japanese prefecture in 1879. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle rests on a hill providing outstanding views of Naha and the sea. You will see the lavishly decorated Seiden (Main Hall), and the ornate Shurei Gate. Known as the Gate of Courtesy, it typifies Okinawan architecture and serves as a symbol of modern day Okinawa.  After the castle, you will be escorted to Shikina en Garden, which is known as one of the best Japanese Style Gardens in Okinawa. 

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking that is considered strenuous at times and there are uneven surfaces and a significant number of steep steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and it is not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Shoes must be removed during the visit to the south hall (Nanden) and the main hall of Shurijo Castle. While photography is permitted on the grounds of Shurijo Castle, none is permitted inside. The Shurijo Castle has restoration work being done and some areas may not be accessible. Bring local currency for any purchases at the sites, sunscreen and a hat. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

price $159
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4.45 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Okinawa, Okinawa War Heritage Tour
Visit Okinawa's historic battlefield sites and monuments of the Battle of Okinawa in this interesting half-day tour. Departing from the pier, you will first travel towards southeast Okinawa, passing by several residential and commercial areas. Your first stop will be at the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, located where Rear Admiral Ota and his men desperately fought in 1945. Once you have arrived, you will walk down the 101 steps into the narrow tunnels of the headquarters to see the commanding officer's room, staff room, generator rooms and more, giving you unique insight into the experiences the soldiers and officers had inside the headquarters. You will next make your way to Peace Memorial Park, which is built to commemorate the people who died in the war. In the Peace Park, you will also visit the museum with many displays telling about the battle in Okinawa. The final stop will be at Himeyuri Monument, which stands as a symbol of the severity of the Battle of Okinawa. It was built as a dedication to the more than 200 female students and their teachers who lost their lives as volunteer nurses in the Himeyuri Corps. 

Please note: This tour includes approximately 3-hours of walking that is considered strenuous at times and there are uneven surfaces and a significant number of steps and narrow passageways to negotiate at the Naval Underground Headquarters. There are no elevators or ramps at this attraction. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. We suggest that you bring local currency for any purchases at the sites.


price $159
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Keelung (Taipei), China (Taiwan)



8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

sightseeing
Taipei, Essential Taipei
You will board your motor coach for a day of Taipei highlights. A 50-minute drive will take you to the National Palace Museum which houses ancient Chinese artifacts and artwork, with some pieces dating back 5,000 years You will visit this museum, renowned as one of the greatest museums in the world before a short drive to the Martyrs’ Shrine, built in 1969. Here you will see its magnificent architectural style symbolizing the martyrs' brave spirit. It is the replica of the Taihe Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The highlight of your visit here is to see the ceremonial changing of the guards. You will then drive to the Grand Hotel for lunch. The Grand Hotel, with its traditional palace style architecture, vermilion pillars, stately archways, and brilliantly tiled roof, is not only a magnificent landmark of Taiwan, but it is an emblem of ancient China.  A 20-minute drive will get you to Lungshan Temple built in 1740. It is the city’s oldest and most famous, as well as one of Taiwan’s finest examples of temple design.  Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is your next stop. Constructed in the memory of the former president, Mr. Chiang Kai Shek, the Memorial is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists. You will have a short shopping stop and the Handicraft Center and then drive to Taipei 101 the world's second tallest building. It is the pride of Taipei’s skyline and is testament to the country’s engineering and technological capabilities. It has the fastest elevator in the world takes only 37 seconds to go up to 89 floors to the observatory deck.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress in conservative clothing with shoulders and knees covered and bring local currency.


price $169
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5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Taipei, Northern Coast
This tour will take you along the beautiful coastline with the bizarre rock formations of northern Taiwan. You will have a 40-minute drive to Yeliu Geo Park, a long cape formed by that Datum Mountain reaching into the sea that is famous for bizarre, fascinating rock formations created by erosion. Millions of years of sea erosion have molded coastal bedrock into strange sculptures, many of which resemble certain images. Be on the lookout for the famous Candle, the fairy’s Shoe, Bean Curd, etc. The most famous of these uncanny rock formations is the Queen’s Head.  You will drive another 40 minutes to Chiufen Village where it is said that there were only nine families here a long time ago. Chiufen used to be the center of gold mining. The village is next to the mountain and facing the sea. In 1890, someone struck gold near Chiufen. The poor village with only nine families soon attracted prospectors of 4,000 families.. The place is whispering its golden past. Now, there are many unique tea houses in Chiufen. These teahouses are good stops during a visit to this mountain village. Also, there is the beautiful ocean view of Keelung’s outer sea.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $89
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5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing
Taipei, Taipei Lifestyle
Your motor coach today will take you on a 50-minute panoramic drive on your way to Taipei. You will stop at Di-Hua Street for a walking tour through and area that will give you a feel of  what Taipei City's past was like. The old-town market has scores of shops selling a variety of traditional goods such as Chinese medicines and herbs, temple icons and incense, spices and dried food, colorful bolts of cloth, bamboo and wooden crafts. You will have shopping time here before you head to a local  Tea House. Taiwanese tea culture includes tea arts, traditional tea ceremonies, and the social aspects of tea consumption. Most people in Taiwan drink tea and tea serves not only as a drink, but also as a part of the culture. You will take part in the Chinese Kong Fu tea ceremony involving the ritualized preparation and presentation of tea.  The term literally means "making tea with skill.” Today, the approach is used popularly by tea shops carrying tea of Chinese origins, and by tea connoisseurs as a way to maximize the taste of a tea selection, especially a finer one.

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

price $149
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Taipei, Taipei Old & New
This tour will be a delightful mix of old and new Taipei.  Board your motor coach for a 50-minute drive to Taipei 101 the world's second tallest building. It is the pride of Taipei’s skyline and is testament to the country’s engineering and technological capabilities. It has the fastest elevator in the world which will take you only 37 seconds to go up to 89 floors to the observatory deck.  Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is your next stop. Constructed in the memory of the former president, Mr. Chiang Kai Shek, the Memorial is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists. Finally drive to visit Pao-An Temple.  Dedicated to God of Medicine, Pao-An Temple was built over 230 years ago. One of the islands oldest, the temple contains many ornate and intricate carvings. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in conservative clothing with shoulders and knees covered.

price $119
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Hong Kong, China



5.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Hong Kong Highlight Tour with Airport Transfer
You will depart  from the pier by motor coach, accompanied by an English-speaking guide and head for Hong Kong Island crossing under Victoria Harbour by tunnel.  Head up to Victoria Peak by funicular tram for a breathtaking view of the harbor and Kowloon. You’ll drive past Repulse Bay to the southern side of the island, with panoramic views of one of Hong Kong’s most popular and beautiful beaches, along with the beautiful hotel that has long been a landmark. Next, you will continue to Aberdeen where fishermen and their families live on thousands of junks and sampans. Enjoy a 20-minute sampan ride here, and a brief stop at one of the city’s jewelry workshops for you to see the wonderful craftsmanship of their goods. Refreshments are offered in the exclusive showroom. Continue to the small village of Stanley and Stanley Market, famous for its clothes, furniture, souvenirs and great, inexpensive knock-offs of designer goods before your transport to the airport.

Please note: There are 3 steps to board and disembark the sampan which does not accommodate wheelchairs.

price $179
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Hong Kong Highlight Tour with Hotel Transfer
You will depart  from the pier by motor coach, accompanied by an English-speaking guide and head for Hong Kong Island crossing under Victoria Harbour by tunnel.  Head up to Victoria Peak by funicular tram for a breathtaking view of the harbor and Kowloon. You’ll drive past Repulse Bay to the southern side of the island, with panoramic views of one of Hong Kong’s most popular and beautiful beaches, along with the beautiful hotel that has long been a landmark. Next, you will continue to Aberdeen where fishermen and their families live on thousands of junks and sampans. Enjoy a 20-minute sampan ride here, and a brief stop at one of the city’s jewelry workshops for you to see the wonderful craftsmanship of their goods. Refreshments are offered in the exclusive showroom. Continue to the small village of Stanley and Stanley Market, famous for its clothes, furniture, souvenirs and great, inexpensive knock-offs of designer goods before your transport to the hotel.

Please note: There are 3 steps to board and disembark the sampan which does not accommodate wheelchairs.

price $159
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Hong Kong Highlights Tour with drop off at Terminal
You will depart from the pier by motor coach, accompanied by an English-speaking guide and head for Hong Kong Island crossing under Victoria Harbour by tunnel. Head up to Victoria Peak by funicular tram for a breathtaking view of the harbor and Kowloon. You’ll drive past Repulse Bay to the southern side of the island, with panoramic views of one of Hong Kong’s most popular and beautiful beaches, along with the beautiful hotel that has long been a landmark. Next, you will continue to Aberdeen where fishermen and their families live on thousands of junks and sampans. Enjoy a 20-minute sampan ride here, and a brief stop at one of the city’s jewelry workshops for you to see the wonderful craftsmanship of their goods. Refreshments are offered in the exclusive showroom. Continue to the small village of Stanley and Stanley Market, famous for its clothes, furniture, souvenirs and great, inexpensive knock-offs of designer goods before your transport to the hotel.

Please note: There are 3 steps to board and disembark the sampan which does not accommodate wheelchairs. Bring local currency.


price $159
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Hong Kong, Treasures of Kowloon Tour with drop off at Windstar Hotel
This tour reveals some fascinating heritage from a street market dedicated to songbirds to a charming parkland setting for a Qing Dynasty fort (Kowloon Walled City Park), from one of Hong Kong’s most popular temples for fortune-telling (Wong Tai Sin) to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple (Chi Lin Nunnery). This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang Dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. There are other halls containing a treasure trove of religious relics as well as restful lotus ponds. Following your tour you will be dropped off at our Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Bring local currency.


price $159
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Hong Kong, Treasures of Kowloon with drop off at Terminal
This tour reveals some fascinating heritage from a street market dedicated to songbirds to a charming parkland setting for a Qing Dynasty fort (Kowloon Walled City Park), from one of Hong Kong’s most popular temples for fortune-telling (Wong Tai Sin) to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple (Chi Lin Nunnery). This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang Dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. There are other halls containing a treasure trove of religious relics as well as restful lotus ponds. Following your tour you will be dropped off at the pier.

Please note: Bring local currency.


price $159
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Hundred Islands, Philippines



2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

outdoors

boating

essentials
Hundred Islands, Island Escapade and Panoramic Tour with Governors Island Stop
Hundred Islands National Park, in Alaminos City is one of the most interesting destinations and the setting of popular water recreational activities such as snorkeling, kayaking or just plain basking under the sun in one of the three developed islands. The Hundred Island tour will include a ride in a motorized banca as you cruise different islets. Once your ship anchors near Quezon Island, tenders will shuttle you to Quezon Island where you will board an outrigger motor boat to begin your island tour. For the next 45-60 minutes you will tour and pass through Canal Grande, Clave Island, Children’s Island, Cuenco Island/Tunnel, Pilgrimage Island, Braganza Island and you will stop at Governor’s Island and take a walk going up to the peak with its fantastic view.  Another stop will be at the Pilgrimage Island home of the 55-foot statue of Jesus Christ the Savior. Spend some time at Quezon Island where you can kayak, swim, try fish feeding at the marine sanctuary or view the giant clam sanctuary. Acoustic singer and folk dancers will entertain you while on the island. Other activities include snorkeling and ziplining. 

Please note: Going up to the peak has concrete stairs involved, and it is optional. You have an opportunity to swim during the stop in Governor and Pilgrimage Island if you wish. Water shoes are highly recommended for wet landings. Please bring your camera, towels, and local currency if you wish to purchase some local snacks and souvenirs. After your tour, you will go back to Quezon Island for the Windstar Signature Beach Barbecue.

price $125
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Manila, Philippines



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Charms of Old Downtown Manila
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. Then your tour will continue to Quaipo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. Next stop will be at Old Intramuros built by the Spaniards and home of the elite during that long period of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. The battle for the liberation of Manila in 1945 during World War II left the area in ruins. Stop at San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church that withstood heavy bombardment during the 2nd World War. Your last stop on this tour will be Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila. It was here that Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous “My Last Farewell.” You will then return to the pier to board your waiting ship.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Duration of the tour may be longer depending on traffic conditions in Manila.


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Half Day Private Car & Guide
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Private tours are recommended for guests traveling in groups. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the requested duration. Entrance fees and snacks are not included.

Please note: This tour is especially recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Half Day Private Van & Guide
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Private tours are recommended for guests traveling in groups. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the requested duration. Entrance fees and snacks are not included.

Please note: This tour is especially recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $429
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, New Metropolis Tour
Your tour will start with a running tour along Roxas Boulevard, passing thru Rizal Park and Monument, CCP Complex-PICC, Coconut Palace, Manila Film Center,and Macapagal Boulevard toward Edsa to McKinley Avenue in Forbes Park Makati. First stop will be at American War Memorial and Cemetery, with the largest number of graves of any cemetery of U.S. personnel killed during World War II and holds war dead from the Philippines and other allied nations. Continue the tour to Ayala Museum that features 60 handcrafted dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history and one-of-a-kind boat gallery showcasing miniatures of some of the watercrafts that contributed to the development of Philippine maritime trade and colonial economy. Duration of the tour may be longer depending on traffic conditions.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.


price $115
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Old & New Metropolis Tour
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. You will take a short walk to the exact spot where Rizal was executed.  Then your tour will continue with an overall view of old downtown Manila passing by Planetarium, National Museum, Manila City Hall, Jones Bridge, and Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch towards the Binondo area referred to as the local "China Town."  You will stop at Old Intramuros and then past Casa Manila for another stop at San Agustin Church to take photos.  You will proceed to Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila, passing by Plazuela Isabel and Manila Cathedral on the way. At Fort Santiago you will watch a 12-minute documentary and take a tour of the fort. Then you will head to the Handicraft Center for souvenir shopping. From there you will head to the Ayala Museum for a tour of the 60 dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history and see the miniature watercrafts of Philippine maritime history. Your last stop will be in Makati Shangri-la Hotel for a buffet lunch at Circles Events Cafe.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.


price $229
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Tombs and Traditions of Manila
You will depart from the pier for a tour of downtown Manilla.  You will pass the Planetarium, the National Museum, Manila City Hall and head over the Jones Bridge and past  Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch to Binondo, a typical small Chinese town, referred to as the local "China Town."  This district is the center of commerce and trade for all types of businesses run by Filipino-Chinese merchants.  It is also famous for wholesale stores and restaurants serving top rated Chinese dishes. You will see the Binondo Church founded in 1596 on your way to the Chinese Cemetery. The Manila Chinese Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Manila and was designated as the resting place for the Chinese citizens who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period. The dead were buried in fully functional houses with bathrooms kitchens, bedrooms and often air conditioning. Tomb houses of the Chinese Cemetery have front doors that are locked. Every tomb is unique, every tomb has its story to tell, and you can easily spend a lot of time exploring this fascinating place. You will then head for La Loma, where you will see a narrow road lined with rows and rows of roast suckling pig or lechon cooked over live charcoals. You will make a photo stop and head for Quiapo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. 

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.


price $89
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Boracay, Philippines



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Boracay, Motag Living Outdoor Museum
Here is a cultural experience that is interactive for you as well. You will depart from Cagban via speedboat that will take you to Caticlan Jetty port where you will board an air-conditioned mini-bus for the 15-minute ride to the Motag Living Outdoor Museum. You will learn about the richness of Philippine history and culture as local folks show you the lifestyle of rural Aklanons in the past as well as the present. You will see a carabao carriage, tour inside Bahay Kubo (local hut), see demonstrations of rice planting and harvesting, weaving of coconut leaves, and how tobacco is made. You can ride a water buffalo, will be entertained with local songs performed by the village elderly and have snacks and local delicacies.  Then you will return to your waiting ship. 

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, extra clothes and a towel. After the tour, you will be back in the port, and you will have time to enjoy the beach on your own.


price $169
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Coron/Busuanga Island, Philippines



3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

outdoors

essentials
Coron, Coron Island Tour with Maquinit Hotspring
The tour will start at the pier where you will board an air-conditioned van for the 10-minute ride to Coron Town.  Your first stop will be at San Agustin Church. This church was founded on 1901 and is the only Catholic Church in the town.  Next you will head to the Municipal Plaza & Lualhati Park. Lualhati Park is known as Coron Boulevard. It is the local version of the Bay Walk of Metro Manila situated where you can see the beauty of the Coron Bay. Your last stop in Coron Town will be the Wet Market where locals sell different kinds of fish (fresh and dried) and souvenir items. Visit Lita Escardo Cashew Store "Coron Harvest" on the main road, the largest cashew retailer in town.  At the back of their house is a small factory, which you will visit and see how the cashew nuts are processed. You can buy different cashew products from plain, garlic, sugar coated and salted flavors. Your next stop will be the main highlight of the tour - The Maquinit Hot Springs. It is very popular and a not-to-be-missed attraction in Coron. This magnificent hot spring site is situated right amid the beauty of a hillside area. It is the only saltwater hot springs in The Philippines. The pool is completely filled with salt water coming directly from a nearby mountain. The temperature of the water varies from 86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Initially you may feel the water is too hot but once you get accustomed to the temperature, it becomes very soothing and relaxing and is said to have therapeutic properties. The site is surrounded by mangroves and rocks making it a delight for eyes. Before proceeding back to pier, you will pass by a small fishing village to walk and interact with the locals and witness how they process their catch of fish which is one of their main sources of income.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and insect repellent.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $110
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6 HRS

Strenuous

boating

snorkeling

dining

beach

hiking
Coron, Kayangan Lake & Siete Pecados
You will meet your guide at the pier to board local outrigger boats for the 15-minute ride to Kayangan Lake. This excursion will allow you to come up close to the limestone cliffs of majestic Kayangan Lake. Siete Pecados is a cluster of seven islets. It is one of the best snorkeling spots in Coron and rich in marine life, corals and wide variety of school fish. Kayangan Lake is said to be the purest lake in the Philippines. A great challenge lies ahead in order to reach the lake. You will need to climb 150 steps to get into the opening of a small cave and there you can see the impressive view. Then you will need to go down 150 steps to access Kayangan Lake. Once you see the lake you will be awe with its crystal clear water. The lake’s water is a mix of salty and fresh water. The lake is wide and deep, so you will be required to wear a life vest for safety purposes. Spend an hour at the lake swimming or snorkeling. Then walk back up the steps and down the steps to board your boat for the 15-minute ride to Siete Pecados for another hour of snorkeling and swimming. You will visit Banol Beach, which is a small stretch of sandy white beach surrounded by a majestic backdrop of limestone cliffs. Swim in its aquamarine and turquoise waters that is very relaxing to the senses. In this stop, you will enjoy a sumptuous local seafood and barbecue picnic lunch prepared especially for you. You will have a free time to enjoy the beach after lunch.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking/water shoes. Bring sunscreen, towels, and a hat.  Local picnic lunch is included, please inform your Destination Services Team of any dietary restrictions. Bathroom facilities are limited and are only available at some stops. Snorkeling spot may change due to weather condition.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

snorkeling

refreshments

beach
Coron, Panoramic Coron Island Tour By Boat
Conducted in a motorized boat, with guided commentary, the excursion will allow you to come up close to the limestone cliffs of majestic Kayangan Lake, and have a relaxing panoramic sailing around Coron Island passing and cruising through Siete Pecados, Kalachuchi Beach, and Kayangan Lake entrance and surrounding cliffs. Cruising will continue to Vivian Beach, Barracuda Lake entrance, Twin Lagoon entrance, Twin Peaks Reef, and finally you will have a chance to snorkel at the Smith Coral Garden area (water conditions permitting; if not your local guide will pick a suitable snorkeling location) for half an hour.  Next stop will be at Atuwayan Beach for a short stay to enjoy swimming in the pristine waters and a walk on the  white sandy beach. Local snacks will be served on the beach.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, snorkel gear, and insect repellent.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues.


price $159
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Coron, Private Outrigger Boat
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Snacks are not included. Most of the beaches and snorkeling stops in Coron are privately named and owned, charges may apply and it is not counted in the booking price.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking/water shoes. Bring sunscreen, towel, and a hat.  Minimum of 2 / Maximum of 6 passengers.


price $399
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Palawan Puerto Princesa, Philippines



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

dining

beach

boating
Puerto Princesa, Active Honda Bay Island Excurstions
Here is an adventure for snorkelers in some beautiful waters and one of the best snorkeling sites in the area because of the well preserved coral reef and diverse marine life. Your waiting van will take you on the 45-minute drive to Honda Bay where you will be provided with snorkeling gear and snorkel in a marina sanctuary that’s home to awesome coral reefs, a startling variety of fish and even starfish!. You will spend an hour snorkeling in Pambato Reef before boarding your boat to spend two full hours exploring Isla Pandan waters. Enjoy this delight half-day at the beach.

Please note: This tour is only recommended for guests who are active swimmers as currents can be strong at times. Be sure to wear your swimsuit and proper beach shoes. Avoid touching the reefs and bring your sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel. Lunch is included on this tour.

price $189
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Princesa, City Countryside Tour & Wet Market
This tour will provide a cultural experience you will long remember. It is especially designed for those who would like to enjoy the countryside without traveling too far. You will board your waiting van for the short ride to the Palawan Museum, which is housed in the old City Hall building and has exhibits about the ethnological and archaeological significance of Palawan. Then back into the van for a 30-minute ride to Binuatan Creations, a delightful weaving and gift shop that uses indigenous materials to create its crafts.  A 5-minute ride will take you to the Butterfly Garden. Here you will see an amazing variety of tropical free-flying butterflies surrounded with live exhibits of their natural predators like lizards, mantises, and scorpions. Your next stop will be Sta Monica Viewpoint where you will make a photo stop before heading to your Wet Market Tour where you will see locals selling different kinds of fish (fresh and dried) as Palawan counts seafood as its major product.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat or visor and sunglasses.

price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Princesa, Full Day Private Van & Guide
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Private tours are recommended for guests traveling in groups. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the requested duration. Entrance fees and snacks are not included.

Please note: This tour is especially recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Princesa, Half Day Private Van & Guide
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Private tours are recommended for guests traveling in groups. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the requested duration. Entrance fees and snacks are not included.

Please note: This tour is especially recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $299
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

unesco

sightseeing

boating

dining
Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour
Recognized by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was established in 1971 primarily to protect and preserve the old growth forest, fascinating wildlife, pristine beaches and one of the most amazing cave systems in the world.  Your air-conditioned van (6-7 guests per van) will take you on a 120-minute ride to the Sabang wharf where you will board a motorized boat for your 15-minute ride to the National Park.  You will then board another boat for a 45-minute river cruise inside the cave and see spectacular limestone mountain landscape and is the habitat of numerous endangered and endemic wildlife species. You will see mangroves, sea grass beds, and 11 scientifically unique minerals plus a 20-million-year-old Serenia fossil embedded in the cave wall. Then proceed to the Sheridan Beach Resort for lunch and free time before traveling back to your waiting ship

Please note:  Wear light clothing and slippers or aqua shoes, environmentally friendly insect repellent, a towel and a raincoat.  There will be a wet landing upon arrival in the park; so expect to get wet from splashes of water. There is a good chance of seeing wild monkeys and bats in the National Park area. No food or snacks are allowed in the park.  Lunch buffet is included with one beverage included. You can go for a swim in Sheridan’s Beach during the lunch stop, time and water condition permitting. It is highly recommended to bring change of clothes for your comfort.


price $199
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Makassar, Indonesia



7 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Makassar, Highlights Tour
Cultural experience, ancient historic charms, forts and buildings, architectural, history and interest, this tour has it all.  You will visit Paotere Harbor, a place to anchor the phinisi, the famous traditional Buginese schooners. These highly seaworthy ships are famous for their ability to cross the Pacific Ocean all the way to the African Coast. Then it’s a 30-minute drive to Fort Rotterdam, also known as Benteng Makassar, a 16th century fort built by the 9th king of the great Kingdom of Gowa. Its original name was Benteng Panyyua, but was later changed to Fort Rotterdam after the Gowan King conceded this building to the Dutch. Spend 90 minutes touring here before your 30-minute drive to Pantai Losari. Sunsets in the Makassar Strait can be viewed from a promenade at Losari Beach, Jalan Penghibur, or the Paotere anchorage at the north end of the city where Bugis schooners are berthed. Across the harbor is Kayangan Island, which can be reached in 15 minutes by ferry. You will have time for a meal and to shop and mingle with the locals here.

Please note: The weather is hot and humid. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Wear a hat and adequate sun protection. Bring local currency.


price $159
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Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia



2 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

walking

unesco
Loh Liang, Komodo National Trek
Tendering from the ship, you will arrive at the Komodo Jetty which is the headquarters of Komodo National Park. The world-renowned wildlife island of Komodo is the desolate domain of a fierce and very rare species of reptile appropriately called a Komodo Dragon.  A clear indication of Komodo National Park's biological importance is its ranking with UNESCO as both a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve. The Komodo Dragon is thought to be the remnant of a once widespread ancient order of monitor lizards. Today, fewer than 300 of this protected species remain and its continuing existence hangs in the balance. Often measuring up to 11 feet in length and weighing in at over 300 pounds, this ominous looking creature, with its sharp, saw-like teeth and menacing eyes, leaves a lasting impression on all who have had the opportunity to see it up close. Living on deer and wild pigs that inhabit the island, it is surprisingly agile when covering short distances and is a good swimmer. Once ashore, you will be met by a local tour guide to begin the walking expedition of the island. Traveling in small groups with the guide and a park ranger, you will make your way along paths that lead through pockets of thorny vegetation and dry tropical grasslands to the viewing point. This first-hand look at Komodo will also serve to acquaint you with other notable species that inhabit the island, as well as the rich surrounding marine environment. Informative commentary will be happily provided by expert guides.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and local currency.


price $115
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Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia



6.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture
Lembar, Fascinating Culture Of Lombok
This will be a true cultural experience. You will board your motor coach for the 45-minute ride to Banyu Mulek village, famous for handmade pottery.  Here you will take a cidomo ride (traditional horse cart) around the village to see the skilled villagers processing clay into beautiful export-quality pottery. At the local school, children are trained to make pottery from a very young age. A visit to a large gallery is included, where you can purchase finished products.  Your tour will then proceed to Narmada Water Palace. The centerpiece here is a large artificial lake whose shape resembles Segara Anak in the caldera of the Rinjani Volcano. It was built in 1805 by the Raja of Mataram after he became too old to climb Rinjani to deposit offerings in the sacred lake there. The replica of the volcano’s lake was a repository for the Raja’s offerings. Narmada’s temple, Pura Kalasa, is still used and the Balinese Pujawali celebration is held here annually. Lingsar, another large temple complex built in 1714, is the place of worship for Wetu Telu Islam. The Hindu temple is in the northern section and features a fountain. Continue heading north, as the road rises over two small hills offering a panoramic view. At Senggigi Resort, you will enjoy a sumptuous Indonesian buffet dinner served at an international restaurant inside the resort.  After dinner, in the central city of Mataram, you’ll stop to visit the famous pearl shops.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and local currency.


price $169
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

dining

essentials
Lembar, Sasak Tradtional Village & Kuta Beach
Central Lombok is home to traditional Sasak villages. You’ll pass beautiful scenery of rice fields and palm trees, and stop at Banyu Mulek—famous for handmade pottery to see the skilled villagers processing clay into beautiful export-quality pottery. At the local school, children are trained to make pottery from a very young age. A visit to a large gallery will be included, where you can purchase finished products. Continue on to Sade village to view traditional Sasak houses, each house contains an interior platform, raised about a yard off the ground, which is made from a mixture of clay, dung, and straw. The surface is eventually polished to a high gloss finish, and the roof is made of thatching, with bamboo or palm walls. Sade is also home to the traditional bonnet-shaped rice barns—lumbungs—which are an iconic symbol of Lombok. Kuta Beach offers the best seascape in Lombok and an Indonesian buffet lunch will be served here at a beautiful tropical resort. Free time will be available at the resort, so relax and enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool or the crystal-clear blue water of the beach. On your return to port a stop will be made at Sukarara, a village known for it stunning Ikat and handwoven fabric.

Please note:   Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring local currency.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

beach
Lembar, Sekotong & Cocotinos Beach
Travel to Sekotong for a taste of local life before relaxing on beautiful Cocotinus Beach. You will have a 30-minute drive to Sekoton where you will tour a grass roof factory, where the island's thatched roofs are woven from alang-alang grass and rice straw. Then it’s a short drive to Cocotinue Beach, considered one of the island’s finest beaches.  You will have about 90 minutes of free time to swim in the warm crystalline waters of the Lombok Strait, sunbathe or comb the white-sand beach. Additional activities are available at your cost.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit, towel and local currency.


price $89
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Benoa, Bali, Indonesia



3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
Benoa, Batuan Temple & Balinese House Compound with Hotel Transfer
First stop of the day will be at the Balinese compound at Batuan Village, a traditional village where the local people spend their daily lives. You will see a typical village compound that is the same across Bali. You will see several buildings in one private compound.  The east building is used to make offerings, and the south building will be the kitchen. The west building is commonly used for the parent’s room, and the north building is the children’s rooms. Hindu people in Bali build their home temple in the northeast area of the house, called the Family Temple, where they make offerings every day.  You will continue to Bali Batuan Temple, a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local residents of the Batuan countryside. The temple is beautifully designed and full of Balinese ornaments.  The roof is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm trees. It is strategically located beside the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. For over 1,000 years, Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales. Following the tour you will be transferred to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note: This option is available to guests with hotels booked in Ubud Area. Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
Benoa, Denpasar City Tour with Airport Transfer
Like any bustling city, Denpasar boasts department stores, restaurants, markets, and a thriving art scene. One of the sites  you will see is the  Bali Museum.  It looks like an ancient royal palace. The museum and its gazebos, garden courtyards, and carved stone entrance were built in 1931. Inside, the museum's collections include traditional arts and crafts of Bali that date from the Bronze Age, to contemporary art, theatrical masks, and woodcarvings. Nearby is the Jagatnatha Temple, one of 20,000 temples scattered throughout Bali. Dedicated to the supreme Hindu God, the Temple features a prominent "padmasana," which is a 7-tiered carved limestone throne of lotus blossoms.  Atop the throne sits a golden statue of the Hindu deity. The next stop will be at Puri Jero Kuta,  Home, of the Noble Family  that has detailed, unique Balinese architecture. This home consists of nine buildings namely Ancaksaji, Semanggen, Rangki, Pewaregan, Saren Raja, Saren Kangin, Paseban, Pemerajan Agung, and Pekandelan. Your guide will share information about the function of each building.  Following your tour you will depart for the airport.

Please note: This option is available to guests with flights after 4 p.m. Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
Benoa, Denpasar City Tour with Hotel Transfer
Like any bustling city, Denpasar boasts department stores, restaurants, markets, and a thriving art scene. One of the sites  you will see is the  Bali Museum.  It looks like an ancient royal palace. The museum and its gazebos, garden courtyards, and carved stone entrance were built in 1931. Inside, the museum's collections include traditional arts and crafts of Bali that date from the Bronze Age, to contemporary art, theatrical masks, and woodcarvings. Nearby is the Jagatnatha Temple, one of 20,000 temples scattered throughout Bali. Dedicated to the supreme Hindu God, the Temple features a prominent "padmasana," which is a 7-tiered carved limestone throne of lotus blossoms.  Atop the throne sits a golden statue of the Hindu deity. The next stop will be at Puri Jero Kuta,  Home, of the Noble Family  that has detailed, unique Balinese architecture. This home consists of nine buildings namely Ancaksaji, Semanggen, Rangki, Pewaregan, Saren Raja, Saren Kangin, Paseban, Pemerajan Agung, and Pekandelan.   Your guide will share information about the function of each building.  Following your tour you will depart to your Windstar Hotel in the Nusa Dua area.

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


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
Benoa, Uluwatu Tour with Transfer to Airport
Explore the highlights of Bali. This tour will take you to visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue and Uluwatu Temple Located in the unique themed area Of GWK Cultural Park, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the symbol of God Vishnu riding the great Garuda as his trusted companion. The statue was designed to be one of the world’s largest and highest monumental statues in the world. It is 394 ft. (120m) high, consists of 24 segments and is formed with 754 modules made of copper and brass coated patina. Next, continue to the southernmost part of the island where the Temple of Uluwatu stands high atop a cliff overlooking the ocean. This temple is among the six most important temples in Bali and is held most sacred by the Balinese people. Keep a sharp eye out for the very uninhibited "locals"—macaque monkeys whose ridiculous antics will keep you enthralled and on your toes. Depart for the airport.

Please note: This option is available to guests with flights after 4 p.m. Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
Benoa, Uluwatu Tour with Transfer to Hotel
Explore the highlights of Bali. This tour will take you to visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue and Uluwatu Temple. Located in the unique themed area of GWK Cultural Park, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the symbol of God Vishnu riding the great Garuda as his trusted companion. The statue was designed to be one of the world’s largest and highest monumental statues in the world. It is 394 ft. (120m) high, consists of 24 segments and is formed with 754 modules made of copper and brass coated patina. Next, continue to the southernmost part of the island where the Temple of Uluwatu stands high atop a cliff overlooking the ocean. This temple is among the six most important temples in Bali and is held most sacred by the Balinese people. Keep a sharp eye out for the very uninhibited "locals"—macaque monkeys whose ridiculous antics will keep you enthralled and on your toes. Depart to the Windstar Hotel in the Nusa Dua area. 

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


price $99
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Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia



6.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture
Lembar, Fascinating Culture Of Lombok
This will be a true cultural experience. You will board your motor coach for the 45-minute ride to Banyu Mulek village, famous for handmade pottery.  Here you will take a cidomo ride (traditional horse cart) around the village to see the skilled villagers processing clay into beautiful export-quality pottery. At the local school, children are trained to make pottery from a very young age. A visit to a large gallery is included, where you can purchase finished products.  Your tour will then proceed to Narmada Water Palace. The centerpiece here is a large artificial lake whose shape resembles Segara Anak in the caldera of the Rinjani Volcano. It was built in 1805 by the Raja of Mataram after he became too old to climb Rinjani to deposit offerings in the sacred lake there. The replica of the volcano’s lake was a repository for the Raja’s offerings. Narmada’s temple, Pura Kalasa, is still used and the Balinese Pujawali celebration is held here annually. Lingsar, another large temple complex built in 1714, is the place of worship for Wetu Telu Islam. The Hindu temple is in the northern section and features a fountain. Continue heading north, as the road rises over two small hills offering a panoramic view. At Senggigi Resort, you will enjoy a sumptuous Indonesian buffet dinner served at an international restaurant inside the resort.  After dinner, in the central city of Mataram, you’ll stop to visit the famous pearl shops.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and local currency.


price $169
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

dining

essentials
Lembar, Sasak Tradtional Village & Kuta Beach
Central Lombok is home to traditional Sasak villages. You’ll pass beautiful scenery of rice fields and palm trees, and stop at Banyu Mulek—famous for handmade pottery to see the skilled villagers processing clay into beautiful export-quality pottery. At the local school, children are trained to make pottery from a very young age. A visit to a large gallery will be included, where you can purchase finished products. Continue on to Sade village to view traditional Sasak houses, each house contains an interior platform, raised about a yard off the ground, which is made from a mixture of clay, dung, and straw. The surface is eventually polished to a high gloss finish, and the roof is made of thatching, with bamboo or palm walls. Sade is also home to the traditional bonnet-shaped rice barns—lumbungs—which are an iconic symbol of Lombok. Kuta Beach offers the best seascape in Lombok and an Indonesian buffet lunch will be served here at a beautiful tropical resort. Free time will be available at the resort, so relax and enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool or the crystal-clear blue water of the beach. On your return to port a stop will be made at Sukarara, a village known for it stunning Ikat and handwoven fabric.

Please note:   Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring local currency.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

beach
Lembar, Sekotong & Cocotinos Beach
Travel to Sekotong for a taste of local life before relaxing on beautiful Cocotinus Beach. You will have a 30-minute drive to Sekoton where you will tour a grass roof factory, where the island's thatched roofs are woven from alang-alang grass and rice straw. Then it’s a short drive to Cocotinue Beach, considered one of the island’s finest beaches.  You will have about 90 minutes of free time to swim in the warm crystalline waters of the Lombok Strait, sunbathe or comb the white-sand beach. Additional activities are available at your cost.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit, towel and local currency.


price $89
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Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia



4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

unesco

beach
Loh Liang, Komodo National Park & Pink Beach
Tendering from the ship you will arrive at the Komodo Jetty which is the headquarters of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The world-renowned wildlife island of Komodo is the desolate domain of a fierce and very rare species of reptile that bears the look of a prehistoric dinosaur and is appropriately called a Komodo Dragon.  Once ashore, you will be met by a local tour guide to begin the walking expedition of the island. Traveling in small groups with the guide and a park ranger, you will make your way along paths that lead through pockets of thorny vegetation and dry tropical grasslands to the viewing point. This first-hand look at Komodo will also serve to acquaint you with other notable species that inhabit the island, as well as the rich surrounding marine environment. Informative commentary will be happily provided by expert guides. You will then walk to the concreate pier to board a local wooden boat that will transfer you to Pink Beach. The snorkeling is excellent. Colorful crinoids, nudibranchs, giant clams, turtles, corals of numerous shaped and size, and multitude of reef and pelagic fish inhabit reefs which are within easy swimming distance of the beach and the diving around Komodo is some of the best in the world, especially for seeing soft corals. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit, towel and local currency. Snorkeling gear will be provided.


price $149
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2 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

walking

unesco
Loh Liang, Komodo National Trek
Tendering from the ship, you will arrive at the Komodo Jetty which is the headquarters of Komodo National Park. The world-renowned wildlife island of Komodo is the desolate domain of a fierce and very rare species of reptile appropriately called a Komodo Dragon.  A clear indication of Komodo National Park's biological importance is its ranking with UNESCO as both a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve. The Komodo Dragon is thought to be the remnant of a once widespread ancient order of monitor lizards. Today, fewer than 300 of this protected species remain and its continuing existence hangs in the balance. Often measuring up to 11 feet in length and weighing in at over 300 pounds, this ominous looking creature, with its sharp, saw-like teeth and menacing eyes, leaves a lasting impression on all who have had the opportunity to see it up close. Living on deer and wild pigs that inhabit the island, it is surprisingly agile when covering short distances and is a good swimmer. Once ashore, you will be met by a local tour guide to begin the walking expedition of the island. Traveling in small groups with the guide and a park ranger, you will make your way along paths that lead through pockets of thorny vegetation and dry tropical grasslands to the viewing point. This first-hand look at Komodo will also serve to acquaint you with other notable species that inhabit the island, as well as the rich surrounding marine environment. Informative commentary will be happily provided by expert guides.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and local currency.


price $115
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Ende, Flores, Indonesia



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Ende, City Tour & Lionese Village
Your tour will start with a visit to Panca Sila Square to see a big breadfruit tree, under which Soekarno  the former Indonesian President often sat working on political ideas to lead Indonesia to independence. It was here that he created the current Indonesian State philosophy of Pancasila. Next on to Bung Karno Museum, the old house occupied by former Indonesian President Soekarno during his years of exile. Most of the old furniture is still there. Re-board the bus and drive to Rada Ara Village. The road to the village offers breathtaking views of mountainous areas dotted with fertile tropical trees such as palm, cocoa, banana, and bamboo. The village is located on a quiet hillside with amazing natural surroundings.  Here you will meet with the Lionese people who still strongly adhere to their traditions.  Upon arrival, the Villagers will give you a warm welcome and perform a traditional dance. Local women will be at work weaving the traditional Lionese ikat. You will see the process from dying to weaving and the ready-made ones will be on display, available for purchase. On the way back to port a stop will be made at the traditional market of Ende, a bustling area filled with many kinds of local product, fruits, vegetables, and Ikat weaving.

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


price $99
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

culture

dining

essentials
Ende, The Three Color Lakes
Travel by local non-air-conditioned bus through beautiful landscapes ascending to the Mount Kelimutu. On the way a stop will be made at Detusuko for toilet break and refreshments. Kelimutu is famous for the unique three colored crater lakes.  These lakes change colors from time to time, and nobody can explain why, but stories vary from a changing mineral content of the water to angry ancestor spirits.  Whatever the reason, Kelimutu is certainly a highlight for anyone visiting Flores! The first lake is named Tiwu Ata Mbupu (lake of the ancestors' souls); the second is named Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (lake of young people’s souls); and the third is called Tiwu Ata Polo (lake of evil spirits). Stop at the first viewing point and then continue walking up to the second viewing point that offers an amazing view of the Three Color Lakes. Lunch will be served in the picturesque village of Moni, ringed by volcanoes and dotted with rice fields before your scenic drive back to the ship.

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


price $159
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Pulau Banda, Indonesia



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Pulau Banda, The Spice Island
Banda Neira has been one of the most important islands for the nutmeg trade and the two forts and some of the Dutch colonial houses still show the former splendor.  When your ship is approaching the Bandanaira Zonegat Strait, an armada of local tribes worrier troops in traditional costume will come out from its coastal hideaway with about 20 or more men’s aboard with long boat canoes “ Kora Kora” will row towards your ship with thunderous heroic noises and will lead the ship to the Bandanaira port. You will be welcomed by the traditional Gamelan instrument of Gong Sembilan at pier side. Start your tour with a visit to the Museum or Rumah Budaya to see the collection of Dutch artifacts and historical photographs.  Then on to the Old Church which was built by Mr. Pieter Both – Dutch Governor in 1611. Stop to visit the house of Captain Christopher Cole (the Captain of the British Marines) who captured Belgica Fort and the island of Naira. Head to the Dutch fortress of Benteng Nassau, still standing from 1608, see the mini-palace and the statue of William III along with the ex-office of VOC and Hatta House. Afterwards visit “the Perigi Rante” monument where Mr. Jan Pieter Zoen Coen, the governor of Hindia Belanda killed the rich people of Banda Island, because he wanted to take over their Nutmeg Plantations. From here the tour will continue to visit Belgica Fort, then on to a nutmeg plantation and the opportunity to taste nutmeg jam, and Cinnamon Crispy cake with a cup of tea or coffee. On return to the port there will be an opportunity to visit the local market where souvenirs are available to purchase.

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


price $129
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Kokas, Indonesia



8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

dining

boating

essentials
Kokas, The Mistery of Blood Painting
Kokas is a small village located in the McClure Gulf, the group of small islands in this area Arguni, Andamata, Fior and Forir are known for their ancient rock drawings. These drawings on canyon walls were made using natural materials in red color, similar to human blood, and the local community often calls them “blood paintings.”  After arriving at McCluer Gulf, the ship will drop anchor at the nearest point of famous ancient blood paintings where your local guide will be waiting on the local boat. The guide will lead a tour to explore the famous ancient blood paintings on the steep rock cliffs walls, the uniqueness of the paintings is a picture of the hands of humans and animals, and since the red color of the paintings resembles the color of human blood, local communities believe this type of painting is a form of people who were cursed by a ghost. After lunch on board the ship, you will disembark at the nearby village and get a warm welcome by the village community who will perform local dances. You will have the opportunity to explore the village to see their simple life and enjoy refreshments of local snacks served by the villagers before returning to the ship.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes or sandals. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency.


price $199
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Triton Bay, Indonesia



8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

snorkeling

dining

essentials
Triton Bay, Snorkel Highlights
In 2008 the Kaimana Regency declared a 2,317 square mile (6000 km²) Marine Protected Area around the waters of Triton Bay. Conservation International maintains an office in Kaimana and a field station out in Triton Bay where visiting scientists can do their work. The marine biodiversity is second to none and the area offers everything from the tiniest pygmy seahorses to large and graceful whale sharks. Triton Bay is one of three regions in Indonesia’s West Papua province that comprise the Bird’s Head Seascape. This is considered to be the epicenter of the Coral Triangle, containing more fish and coral species than anywhere else on the planet.  Triton Bay is best known for its beautiful soft coral gardens as well as having nesting grounds for green turtles, a population of coastal Bryde’s whales, and whale sharks. Triton Bay offers incredible Zodiac voyages. Upon your arrival at Triton Bay your guide will be waiting on the local boat at the anchorage position near Namatota island, afterward start your Zodiac explore to visit  fishing platform Bagan for a potential opportunity to swim and snorkel with the biggest fish on earth, the whale sharks which congregate around the bay lured in by the bait fish especially in the dark moon where there are more bait fish in there. The fisherman often feed them bait fish or anchovies as they believe the whale sharks bring them luck. From here your Zodiac tour is continued to explore the group of tiny Karst islands that rise like magical rocks out of the azure sea and the attractive ancient age rock paintings on the coral walls. A stop will be made at a secluded white sandy beach to enjoy beaches and snorkeling activity and to see the beautiful coral garden with a lot of colorful tropical fish. After lunch on the ship, re-board the Zodiac to visit Namatota village, the former center of Namatota Kingdom which played an important role in the past, and enjoy the attraction of a local culture performance in the village.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring local currency, swimwear, a towel and snorkeling equipment.


price $249
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Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia



1.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

concierge
Thursday Island, Scenic Helicopter Tour
Beautiful Thursday Island is even more impressive from above. Your helicopter flight will take you to places unreachable by land. Take a short ride by car to the helicopter departure point. Taking off from Sadies Beach and flying over your cruise ship your helicopter provides a great photo opportunity. Fly across to Prince Wales Island, admire spectacular aerial views of the remote Islands of the Torres Strait as you make you way to The Tip, the most northern point of Australia. Your 40-minute flight will return via the azure-colored waters and fringing reefs of Horn Island and landing back at Thursday Island.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes, bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, water, photo identification, and local currency.


price $429
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1 hour

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Thursday Island, Thursday Island Highlights
Thursday Island is at the northern-most point of Australia, and boasts a rich history. It is the center of the Torres Strait Islands and offers visitors a unique educational opportunity. Join your driver/guide as you tour the island's most important sights. Depart the pier by coach for an overview and scenic drive. Your first stop will be at Green Hill Fort and the Torres Strait Historical Museum. Overlooking the entire island, the fort took 30 men two years to build. From the fort's high position, you will be rewarded with sweeping views of many of the Torres Strait islands, such as Wednesday, Friday, and Prince Charles Islands. Today the Fort houses two museums. The Military Museum displays a collection of artifacts showing the start of the fort, plus its role in the Second World War, when Australian Forces were stationed here to protect Northern Australia against possible Japanese attack. Spend a short time at the fort to view its original gun emplacements, underground tunnels, and the museum. Continuing your scenic drive, pass by the Japanese Pearl Divers Memorial, which is also an important part of life on Thursday Island. See the Customs House, a beautifully restored colonial building, and other highlights before returning to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes, bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, water, photo identification, and local currency.


price $99
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Cairns, Australia



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and 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 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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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and 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  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 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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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight
Always wanted to tick Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list, but not keen on spending a day out on the water? Here's your opportunity to get a bird’s-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world from the air. Transfer to the local airport where you'll board a small aircraft with a guaranteed window seat for your scenic 40-minute flight. Complete with in-flight commentary you'll take off from the tropical city of Cairns, gateway to the reef. Fly out over Cairns city and head towards Green Island one of 300 coral cays that make up the reef. Green Island is very special as it is the only coral cay that is also home to a tropical rainforest environment. From here your journey will head out towards the beautiful Upolu Reef, Double Island, Arlington Reef and Palm Cove. You'll see the stunning azure waters below, and the shimmer of white, vessels of all sizes filled with snorkelers and SCUBA divers ready to explore. Be sure to have your camera at the ready to capture to the amazing sights of the Great Barrier Reef below.

Please note: Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification.


price $219
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

dining

wine

sightseeing

boating
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Upolu Cay
Cairns is the gateway to your Great Barrier Reef snorkeling experience. Explore the wonders just beneath the ocean surface of this iconic location. You will journey to the outer reef approximately 43 miles offshore from Cairns. Cruise in style and speed to the Great Barrier Reef, providing you with a first class way to experience this natural paradise. Enjoy personalized snorkeling, certified and introductory diving (optional extra) and a glass bottom boat tour, with a friendly, professional crew. The 5-star luxury cruiser will visit 2 great destinations – the crystal-clear, shallow waters and surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and "Wonder Wall" on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. These unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life. Enter the water from the back of the vessel, don your snorkel gear and the exploration begins. An assortment of tropical fish, corals and marine life are on display including the inquisitive Nemos, turtles, stingrays and Maori wrasse. Relax in the comfort of the vessel where a light morning tea and fresh tropical buffet lunch will be served aboard.  All guests can enjoy a glass bottom boat tour with informative reef talk and adventure drift snorkel, perfect even for the less experienced snorkelers. Guests are provided with flotation vests, mask, snorkel and fins to maximize the experience. Float gently in the waters, admiring the amazing variety of colorful corals and marine life beneath you. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer on your return to the pier in the late afternoon. 

Please note:  Optional Introductory or certified SCUBA diving activities can be arranged directly with the vessel on the day at an additional charge. Bring local currency, wear your swimwear under your comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification. Bring a change of dry clothes and a light jacket as the return journey may be cool in the afternoon.


price $449
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and 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 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 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

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Skyrail and Kuranda Mountain Village
Travel past sugar cane fields to board a 6-person gondola at Skyrail, an award-winning tourist attraction. The almost 5-mile scenic cableway runs above the Barron Gorge National Park in the Wet Tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage Area. Ascend the Kuranda Mountain range gliding above the rainforest canopy for spectacular views, pausing at the 2 ranger stations to stroll along the interpretive rainforest boardwalk. You will wander through the rainforest at canopy level towards a scenic lookout at the Red Peak station and be impressed by the power of nature at the Barron Falls station.  Be certain to have your camera at the ready! Arriving at Kuranda mountain village you’ll find a thriving artesian scene. Stroll the marketplace for handmade goods, Aboriginal artifacts, handmade leather good, crafts, artwork and produce. Make sure to take a look at some of the finest opals in the world and taste the fresh Queensland macadamia nuts. There is a variety of cafes to enjoy and local food offerings such as honey, tropical fruit juices and ice-cream, just perfect to help you cool down on a hot Queensland day.

Please note: Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification


price $189
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

dining

beach

concierge
Port Douglas, Coastal Aboriginal and Cultural Experience
Tour with a Kuku Yalanji guide (local Indigenous tribe) who will introduce you to the traditional fishing and gathering techniques including spear throwing and handling as it is still practiced today. With spear in hand, join one of the Kubirri warra brothers Linc or Brandon Walker who will guide you for an informative walk along the white sandy beach and waters of Cooya Beach through coastal mudflats and mangrove habitat teeming with aquatic life, in search of mud-crabs, mussels and small fish. Cooya Beach is a unique coastal place which has three diverse ecosystems - beach, mangrove, and coastal reef - that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. Along the way your guide will highlight some of the coastal and mangrove plants which have long been used for medicinal purposes and food by the Kuku Yalanji people. Return with the guides to see Kuku Yalanji artifacts and share rare stories from their traditional land while they prepare their daily food for their families. Then return to Port Douglas.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing.  Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water and photo identification.


price $349
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

refreshments

beach

boating
Port Douglas, Daintree Delights
Uncover the very best of North Queensland's Daintree region and Mossman Gorge. Travelling north through lush sugar cane country flanked by World Heritage Listed Rainforest and mountainous valleys you will arrive at the banks of the mighty Daintree River. Here you will experience a multitude of landscapes from towering rainforest peaks to thick mangrove riverbanks with the opportunity to spot crocs, tree snakes, birdlife, and other river dwelling wildlife as you cruise the river for an hour on board an eco-certified boat tour. Try the locally grown Daintree tea as you sit down for some light refreshments and discover the village and maybe meet some of the friendly local characters.  Then on to High Falls Farm, the perfect place to relax and enjoy some lunch on the rainforest fringed deck. Tropical fruit tasting and information session is a must for those not familiar with the incredible bounties of the forest. Move on to the famous Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji and discover the rainforest on a gentle boardwalk leading to viewing platforms nestled in among the trees. Here you will see the true beauty of the Rainforest as the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River cascades down the rocks. (river height permitting) a swim in these tranquil waters is the perfect end to a truly magical day.

Please note: Wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes and clothing.  Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, and photo identification. Bring swimwear and towel for optional swim at Mossman Gorge (time permitting)


price $199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and 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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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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Port Douglas, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and 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 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 guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and 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 $769
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

refreshments

wildlife

essentials
Port Douglas, Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most incredible experiences a person can enjoy. With much of the reef’s color and marine life visible within a couple of feet of the water’s surface, snorkeling offers all swimmers, regardless of their skill level, the opportunity to see this diverse eco-system up close. Float effortlessly over rich, colorful coral gardens teeming with life from the cute and playful clownfish to the graceful beauty of the green turtle. Giant clams, stingrays, maori wrasse, cod, and colorful parrotfish, are just some of the hundreds of species you may encounter during your visit to Opal Reef.  Your vessel will offers spacious decks and a professional experienced crew ensuring a unique and personalized Great Barrier Reef experience for you. The crew provides professional supervision with a comprehensive snorkeling safety brief and guided snorkel tour.  Flotation devices such as noodles or life jackets and in water assistance are provided, catering to first time snorkelers. All snorkeling equipment is provided.  Tick this one off your bucket list! Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer on your cruise back to the pier in the late afternoon. 

Please note: Wear a swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel from the ship. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, and photo identification. Bring a change of dry clothes and light jacket as the return journey may be cool in the afternoon. Optional Introductory or certified scuba diving activities can be arranged direct with the vessel on the day at an additional charge. Minimum age to scuba is 12.


price $339
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Airlie Beach, Australia



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach in a Day
See the best that Airlie Beach has to offer! Start your day at the local markets with a chance to grab a coffee and buy some local souvenirs. Back on board your coach will take a trip through the township where you'll see the sights and hear the history from a friendly local guide. Make your way to a scenic beach to take a photo of the ship in harbor. Enjoy a gourmet sausage barbecue lunch before heading to the Conway National Park for a coral beach walk. Hear about the early culture and development of the region and take in further spectacular views from the Shute Harbour Lookout.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, and bring bottled water, camera and local currency.


price $139
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $699
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Airlie Beach, Jet Ski Safari
Zip your way through the warm Whitsunday waters. Discover natural and manmade wonderlands on the latest Sea-Doos during this exciting tour. Jet ski for approximately 30 kilometers (about 1.5 fun-filled hours) with informative and entertaining guided commentary. You may meet local sea turtles, dugongs or sea birds.  All riding and safety gear (including briefing and demonstration) will be provided. Jet skis take up to two passengers. Price is detailed on a per person basis for a tandem ride. If you wish to have your own jet ski please purchase 2 tickets.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring along a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and local currency.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

boating

snorkeling

dining

beach

essentials
Airlie Beach, Ocean Rafting Marine Safari
Discover the highlights of the region by water as you explore the Whitsunday Islands onboard a high-speed semi-rigid inflatable vessel. Take a thrilling ride as you cruise the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Passage to Black or Hook Island. With fun, adventure and education thrown in by your skipper and eco host, you’ll hear the reef’s marine life over a hydrophone and turtle watch and snorkel along a pristine reef. There’s free time to snorkel or swim in the turquoise water, relax on a white-sand beach or explore the island. A light lunch is served before the return journey.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring along a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, warm jacket and small change for purchases on board. Snorkeling equipment will be provided.


price $239
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Airlie Beach, Reef & Island Scenic Flight
Discover the Whitsundays during a 60-minute signature scenic flight to uncover an amazing view of the Whitsunday Islands & Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays are known for beautiful national parks, fringing coral reefs, and aqua-blue water. As you travel around the Islands, highlights of the flight include world-famous Whitehaven Beach, and the swirling sands of Hill Inlet. Past the Whitsundays Islands, you’ll find the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. The pattern and colors of the reef are best appreciated from above, including the iconic ‘Heart Reef,’ which is only visible from the air, and only in the Whitsundays. Truly a great way to see this region.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, and bring bottled water, camera and local currency.


price $249
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Airlie Beach, Sea Kayaking
After a short transfer to the departure point join a guided kayak trip, which can be appreciated by both experienced paddlers and beginners, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. Departing from Shute Harbour, kayak to explore nearby tropical islands. These turquoise waters and islands are home to an amazing diversity of marine and bird-life. Stopping off at one of the unique close-by beaches or islands, there will be an opportunity to swim and explore. Some people prefer to kick back and relax, while the guides share their local knowledge. A quick refreshment is offered before heading back to shore.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (suitable for getting wet), hat, sunglasses, water, change of clothes, bring a towel. Guests willing to swim should wear your swimsuit under your clothes.


price $149
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

dining

beach

watersports

essentials
Airlie Beach, Whitehaven Beach Day
Take a high-speed Catamaran cruise to beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Pure white pristine silica sand and crystal-clear waters make this a perfect Whitsundays destination. There’s approximately 2 hours to relax, swim, stroll and enjoy the sunshine on one of the world’s best beaches on this beautiful unspoiled island. A delicious lunch will be served as you cruise back.

Please note:  Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.  Guests willing to swim should wear your swimsuit under your clothes.


price $189
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Fraser Island, Australia



2 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

wildlife

essentials
Fraser Island, Bush Tucker Food Walk & Cooking Demo
Take a guided walking tour to discover how the Butchulla people survived and thrived on the island. You'll uncover all sorts of native bush tucker in the natural environment and discover how to heal yourself in the bush on this gentle and interesting guided stroll. Learn about the native plants found in the area that were used by the Butchulla tribe and now used in the resort restaurant kitchen. Following the walk, join the award-winning Chefs and knowledgeable Rangers as they take your taste buds on a ride from the Kimberley to Kingfisher.  Sample rich bush tomatoes from the desert, quandongs from South Australia, Kakadu plums and some native flavors found right on Fraser Island.  Enjoy freshly cooked crocodile, kangaroo, and emu and pick up a few handy tips so you can create your own bush tucker at home with friends, not to mention some traditional bush remedies. It’s an exciting Aussie experience for all the senses - one you won’t want to miss.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Fraser Island, Fraser Island Explorer
Experience the beauty of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island aboard a purpose-built, air-conditioned 4WD coach. Learn about the natural and cultural history of Fraser Island from your expert tour guide while exploring some of the most well-known sites including Lake McKenzie and the historic central station. Swim in the clear fresh waters of Lake McKenzie or walk along the pure white silica sands of this beautiful lake. At the historic Central Station in the heart of the island take a walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek and immerse yourself in the peacefulness as it flows silently through the rainforest. Morning tea will be served before your return journey back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Guests wanting to swim should prepare with a swimsuit under their clothes, a towel and a change of dry clothes.


price $199
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1 hour

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

wildlife

essentials
Fraser Island, Tanger Guided Great Sandy Straights Walk
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and join your guide for a relaxed pace walk from the resort to a spectacular 180 degree view Lookout over the Great Sandy Strait. Walk through Eucalyptus woodland and spot the Butchulla Scar tree. Enroute keep an eye out for bandicoot small holes and echidna diggings. When you reach the lookout you may spot shorebirds and marine life including dugong and stingrays. This tour is all walking therefore you must be able to walk for the duration of the tour. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. An uphill walk is required to reach the lookout point.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $55
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Mooloolaba, Australia



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

walking

essentials
Mooloolaba, Australian Zoo: Home of the Crocodile Hunter
There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo! It is home to more than 1,200 animals with many opportunities to get up close and personal. Watch the spectacular power of the crocodiles at the Croc Show and wander around the enclosures to see the mammals, birds and reptiles. You’ll have plenty of time to venture at your leisure, hand feed the Aussie Kangaroos, check out the amazing saltwater crocs, touch some of the roving wildlife like snakes and lizards, view the tiger temple and explore the plains of the African Savannah. You will have approximately 4 hours at the zoo during which time you can purchase snacks, lunch and/or refreshments. Do not forget to take local currency and a sense of adventure!

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.


price $179
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Mooloolaba, Brisbane City Seeker
Start your tour leaving Mooloolaba behind as you make your way to Brisbane City. Tour historic Brisbane, Queensland’s capitol city. By motorcoach you'll pass some of the historic buildings such as the Parliament House, the Treasury Building, City Hall and the Old Customs House. Watch for the city’s Cultural Centre which combines the Art Gallery, the Performing Arts Complex,The Museum and Public Library-all landmark properties. Southbank is an oasis in the city featuring a beach style swimming pool surrounded by chic cafe's and waterfront restaurants. It’s a favorite spot for city siders to pause for coffee or lunch and watch the popular city cats cruise past while soaking up the sunshine. After your orientation you will be dropped in the city to explore Brisbane on your own. Make your way back to the coach at the pre-arranged meeting time for the return transfer back to the pier.  

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

walking

essentials
Mooloolaba, Mountain Gardens with Avairy Experience
Discover hidden gems of the Sunshine Coast on this 5-hour tour. Travel into lush hinterland and make your way to the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Birdworld. Maleny Botanic Gardens is a unique, privately owned garden, consisting of nearly 18 acres of gardens, overlooking a backdrop of the iconic Glass House Mountains and surrounded by magnificent rainforest. Layered and terraced gardens interspersed with a multitude of stunning waterfalls and lakes only add to the majestic nature of this unique attraction that sits high on the escarpment. Wonder around thousands of different plants, ranging from roses, azaleas, and orchids placed through the Gardens, to some of the rarest cycads in the world. Join a guided Aviary Tour and get up close and personal with the birds. Experienced birdkeepers will introduce you to our wide variety of birds and provide you with a fascinating education into what makes them truly unique. Next, drive to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, comprising 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains National Landscape. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is a living museum of plant and animal life. This subtropical rainforest is a remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range and will delight you with its tranquility and beauty. Enjoy an easy relaxed walk through rainforest track loops for about a mile (1.7 km) and a range of interactive and multi-sensory experiences in the Rainforest Discovery Centre.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.


price $159
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Mooloolaba, Noosa and Surrounds
Visit Noosa with its impeccable looks and incredible charm and discover why Noosa is one of the most popular beachside holiday destinations in Australia. You will start your tour as you drive into the Hinterland and make your way to the famous Buderim Ginger Factory, one of the world's largest suppliers of ginger products. Have a coffee break at the café (at own expense) or browse through the extensive selection of Buderim Ginger products at the Ginger shop or wander around the pretty onsite gardens. If ginger isn’t your taste then head across the road to visit Nutworks for free tastings of local macadamias and delicious chocolate. Reboard your coach and travel to beautiful Noosa, the jewel in the crown of the Sunshine Coast. Here you will have time at leisure to explore or relax as you please. During your free time you may want to soak up the sun on the beach, take a dip in the water or shop along the main street, Hastings Street. The main street is home to gourmet cafes and restaurants and a range of high-end boutiques and signature local designers. Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine (at own expense) at one of many cute bars and open-air cafes and restaurants.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.


price $159
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Melbourne, Australia



5.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

dining

essentials
Melbourne, Beyond Ordinary: Decadent Wine & Foodie Experience by Helicopter
Indulge in an inspiring day with Ezard @ Levantine Hill. This experience combines helicopter flight with a gastronomic experience and critically acclaimed wines from this exciting Yarra Valley destination. Transfer from the Melbourne city helipad landing in the Yarra Valley at the renowned Ezard @ Levantine Hill. Sample a tasting of five Levantine Hill wines followed by a 5-course degustation lunch and matched wines in the Signature Restaurant. Your tastebuds will be singing with delight as you savor the tastes of local food and premium wines in the chic and stylish Wine Bar restaurant.  You'll find out just why the Yarra Valley has earned its place as one of Australia's premium wine and food districts.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification. Must be 21 to participate in wine tasting.


price $699
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Concierge Collection: Melbourne Orientation Tour with Airport Transfer
Departing from the airport make your way through the scenic highlights of Melbourne--the Bay suburbs, the beautiful Princess Theatre, the Arts & Cultural Center, Melbourne Cricket Grounds, and Melbourne Park on a narrated panoramic drive through the city.  Pass by the art-filled laneways and marvel at the historic buildings that give Melbourne its unmistakable character and charm. Pass by Southbank filled with lush parklands, swanky eateries and a hub of culture and entertainment. Pass by the Shrine of Remembrance. Victoria’s largest and most visited war memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance was designed so a ray of sunlight falls on the Rock of Remembrance at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—the exact moment of the armistice that ended World War I. The tour will end with a drop off at the Windstar hotel.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the heat and the walk with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.


price $149
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8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

wine

dining

concierge
Melbourne, Concierge Collection: The Best of Yarra Valley
As you leave the suburban limits of busy Melbourne, the undulating hills of the Yarra Valley seem the perfect antidote. The first stop will be the award-winning Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary in the heart of the valley. Set in stunning bush surrounds and specializing in Australia’s unique and diverse native fauna, the sanctuary will delight young and old. It wouldn’t be a trip to the Yarra Valley without indulging in a wine tasting or two, purely for quality control reasons of course! Arriving at TarraWarra Estate feels like a trip to see the Hobbits, with the stone cellar door carved out of the hillside. Visit the impressive art museum and snap the perfect pic at what must surely be one of the most scenic vineyards in the country. The valley is also renowned for its fine winery-based restaurants. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch in picturesque settings of an acclaimed Yarra Valley Restaurant; the perfect point to pause and reflect on your journey so far. From there it’s all down to the impeccable tastes this region has to offer. Explore some of the best loved farm gates and producers of the area. Moving at a pace suitable to the group will determine how many glorious tastes are discovered on the day. Your visit may include such delights as artisanal cheese at Yarra Valley Dairy, bubbles at Domaine Chandon, or perhaps Gin tasting from the Four Pillars Gin distillery.  Please allow for a little flexibility of taste on the day as your experienced driver/guide will lead you to uncover those farm gates and tastings that are in season. Return to the pier having sampled the best the Yarra Valley has to offer.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification. Must be 21 to participate in wine tasting.


price $499
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

concierge
Melbourne, Concierge Collection: The Great Ocean Road by Helicopter
Tour the 12 Apostles by helicopter on a deluxe tour. Be whisked directly from the convenient Melbourne City Helipad to the remote and captivating 12 Apostles located 171 miles (275 kilometers) west of Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road. Experience the majesty of this world-famous natural wonder, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline. Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland beginning 10–20 million years ago, the stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 147 feet (45 meters) high were left isolated from the shore. Take in this popular geological phenomenon from the air before landing at the Visitor Information Centre to learn more about the history of the rugged coastline. Stroll the cliff-top boardwalks and absorb the dramatic views and crisp coastal air. Take the opportunity to take stunning views and of course snap photos. You can even have the chance to take photos with your helicopter and pilot. Take in the sights of the Great Ocean Road on your coastal return flight.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the heat and the walk with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification. 


price $1000000
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Full Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and 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 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 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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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and 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

essentials
Melbourne, Half Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and 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 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 guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $799
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Insiders Melbourne
Melbourne offers magnificent riches for the curious willing to lose themselves in hidden laneways and behind unmarked doors. Benefitting from an insider’s view, uncover unforgettable surprises tucked around every corner. From intricately detailed Victorian arcades to the technicolored graffiti daubed on the brick walls of cobbled Hosier Lane, there’s so much to see and do. Grab an espresso while meandering Melbourne’s cosmopolitan laneways, then duck into cutting-edge art galleries and independent boutiques. Learn fascinating insights about the city’s storied history, from gold rush fever to renegade bushrangers. Admire the impressive dome of the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, the oldest surviving example of its kind. Taste the finest the city has to offer while perusing the rich and varied stalls of Queen Victoria Market then be whisked away to the bohemian seaside haven of St Kilda, where anything goes. Snap yourself posing by the iconic bathing boxes of Brighton Beach before your return to the pier.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.’


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Melbourne City Highlights
Enjoy the cosmopolitan city centre by coach as you pass many magnificent buildings, including The Treasury, Parliament House, the Windsor Hotel, the Princess Theatre and the marvelous Gothic buildings on Collins Street. There will be a short pause for a photo stop at the Shrine of Remembrance, one of the most stunning and recognizable landmarks of Melbourne built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I.  Then take to the heights of Melbourne’s tallest attraction, Eureka Skydeck 88 to uncover the city from a whole new perspective.  This magnificent 92-story tower is currently the tallest apartment building in the world.  The fastest lifts in the southern hemisphere will take you from the ground to Level 88 in a mere 40 seconds.  From the Skydeck you will have unparalleled 360 degree views of the city through floor to ceiling glass windows. This is a great way to get an oversight of the whole city sprawled out underneath you. Pass by the Southbank precinct, Melbourne’s waterfront entertainment precinct and enjoy learning the history and heritage of the city from a knowledgeable local guide.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.’


price $119
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Adelaide, Australia



3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Adelaide, Adelaide Riverbank on Segway
Join a Segway tour of the most iconic sights of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct. Enjoy panoramic views across the river and surrounding park lands. You will pass Adelaide major attractions including Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, the Riverbank Bridge, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Adelaide Zoo. After a Segway tour you will have free time in this cosmopolitan city center to explore on your own before you head back to the pier.

Please note: Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and appropriate flat, close-toed shoes, and bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Tours are over earth trails and uneven surfaces, some slippery ground and steps may be encountered. Avoid long skirts, dresses that could become tangled in the wheels. Shorts or pants are recommended.

price $199
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

wine

biking

sightseeing

concierge
Adelaide, Concierge Collection: Sea to Wine Biking Tour
See the best of Adelaide on a half-day tour that will take you on an easy bicycle ride from gorgeous Henley Beach along the River Torrens right into the heart of Adelaide! Start your tour with a coach transfer to the trail starting point, from where you will continue on a bike. See all the sights including the famous West End Brewery, the Adelaide Oval SkyCity Casino, and Riverbank Precinct. A trip to South Australia wouldn’t be complete without a wine-tasting experience, so you will jump off the bikes at the National Wine Centre and proceed with a private session of wine tasting.  Choose from a myriad of South Australian wines and ask a sommelier for the best choice of your favorite varietal. A favorite element of the day is always the brief tour of the Centre itself, including their interactive grape and wine exhibit. Once you've tasted your fill, stroll through the breathtaking Botanic Gardens and soak in the richness of the surroundings, out of the Friends Gate and across to the gourmet picnic in the park! After a delicious lunch you will be transported back to the ship.

Please note: Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and appropriate flat, close-toed shoes, and bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Tours are over earth trails and uneven surfaces, some slippery ground and steps may be encountered. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Order of sites visited may vary.


price $179
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $999
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $1299
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Adelaide, Gardens & Museums
Get introduced to Adelaide’s historic architecture and colorful flora as you travel the city’s grid pattern of wide streets and spacious squares surrounded by park land. Briefly stop at Light’s Vision lookout on Montefiore Hill. Created in 1938, the lookout was built as a stage for its centerpiece, the life-size bronze statue of Adelaide's founding father, Colonel William Light. Continue into the city center, passing the Festival Centre, the Adelaide Casino and many elegant mansions. Visit the Bicentennial Conservatory at the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Built in celebration of Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary, it is the largest single span conservatory in the Southern Hemisphere. It houses an amazing world of full-size rainforest trees. Discover a lush world of lowland rainforest plants from northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the nearby Pacific Islands, many of which are at risk or endangered in their natural habitats. Visit the Palm House, established in 1875—the pre-cursor to the Conservatory. It was fully restored in 1992 and is believed to be the only one still in existence today. Before heading back to the ship enjoy a guided tour of the South Australian Museum to view the extensive gallery dedicated to the history of Aboriginal culture. The museum features six floors of exhibits that reveal fascinating stories and reflect the museum’s Australian Aboriginal and Pacific Collections.

Please note: Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and appropriate flat, close-toed shoes, and bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Tours are over earth trails and uneven surfaces, some slippery ground and steps may be encountered. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs.


price $179
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $699
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8 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

sightseeing

essentials
Adelaide, The Barossa Valley
South Australia’s best-known wine region, the Barossa Valley is home to many of Australia’s major producers. This tour will take you into the heart of Australia’s single most important wine producing region for a day of structured wine appreciation tastings, gourmet food, and delightful surroundings. Explore the valley on a scenic drive and visit 3 famed Barossa Valley wineries. Learn the region history and discover the wine making process on the winery tour, followed by barrel tasting of award-winning premium wines on your first stop. Drive past picturesque villages and vineyards and next, enjoy more of the fruits of the vine with a second visit to a local winery for a tasting session of single vineyard premium wines of Barossa. Conclude your tour of this wine region with a Past, Present and Future wine tasting, where you will delve into back, current and yet to be released, future vintages of the winery. Tour the vineyard and walk through the unique cork trees. Complete your experience with a 4-course degustation lunch, accompanied by matching wines.

Please note: Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and appropriate hiking shoes, and bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Winery tours are over earth trails and uneven surfaces, some slippery ground and steps may be encountered. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Order of sites visited may vary.


price $399
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

sightseeing

wildlife

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Adelaide, Waterfall Gully Hike
Start your tour as you drive up to Mount Lofty Summit, the majestic peak of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide Hills which rises more than 2,329 feed (710 meters) above sea level. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast, take some pictures and follow the hike down to Waterfall Gully. Climb through the park’s steep hills, pass waterfalls and enjoy native vegetation and the stringybark forest. Immerse yourself in the environment listening to the sounds of the native birdlife. Keep a keen eye out for sleepy koalas high in the gum trees, small lizards or even a kangaroo grazing in the bush. Upon completion of your hiking adventure you will be rewarded with a picturesque 59-foot (18 meter) waterfall. You will also have some free time to take some pictures or enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack at a local cafe. (at your own expense). 

Please note: Cafe at Waterfall Gully is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Guests can spend extra time at the cafe at Mount Lofty Lookout. Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and appropriate hiking shoes, and bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

outdoors

essentials
Adelaide, Wildlife and Heritage
To start your tour drive up to the rolling hills of Adelaide's Mount Lofty Ranges and visit the award-winning Cleland Wildlife Park, one of South Australia's must-see attractions. Located in a beautiful natural bush land setting, Cleland offers visitor's many memorable opportunities to discover a large number of Australia's captivating wildlife. Many animals are free-roaming in the 35-hectare park, creating wonderful impromptu opportunities to touch and interact with Australia’s native wildlife. After a short drive you will have some free time in town of Hahndorf, the oldest German settlement. Walk around architecturally fascinating buildings, browse heritage shops and taste local produce, sip wines at the vineyard cellar doors, and visit historic homesteads and museums. Your tour will return to Adelaide with wonderful views over the gulf waters, the city and the Adelaide Plains.

Please note: Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and appropriate walking shoes, and bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Tours are over earth trails and uneven surfaces, some slippery ground and steps may be encountered. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Order of sites visited may vary.


price $179
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Kangaroo Island, Australia



3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

essentials
Kangarroo Island, Cape Willoughby & Wines
Travelling with a small group you'll venture out in the rugged Kangaroo Island countryside to uncover some of the most scenic places the Island has to offer. Leaving from the pier you'll take a scenic drive to Cape Willoughby. Rich in maritime history, Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is home to South Australia's first lighthouse. Discover more about the area’s early role in coastal shipping, colonial trading and passenger transport. Afterwards enjoy a stop at one of the local cellar doors for a wine tasting before driving through Antechamber Bay and Chapman River to get a feel for the local community. You may even get the chance to spot some of the local kangaroos along the way. Head back to Penneshaw for the all-important photo opportunity at the lookout before heading back to the pier.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $129
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

boating

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Kangarroo Island, Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
Enjoy a brief town tour followed by an awesome 60-minute coastal and wildlife tour aboard an RIB Vessel. The Ocean Safari Waverider is the perfect way to discover the unspoiled beauty of the coastline of Kangaroo Island as you visit places like Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Head and Snapper Point. Begin with a brief vehicle transfer and photo stop from the pier to the departure point to board the open sided RIB vessel to begin your wildlife safari cruise. During the cruise it’s quite likely you’ll encounter pods of Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins, playing happily in their natural environment or swimming up alongside the boat. Colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions inhabit the coast that surrounds Kangaroo Island - these seals gather along the rocks enjoying the warm sun, resting after fishing for days on end and showing off their agile swimming ability right before your eyes. Keep your eyes out for the varying varieties of sea birds including the unforgettable mighty Sea Eagles, Osprey and Wedge Tailed Eagles.  A quick transfer will return you to the pier after your adventure.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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Kangarroo Island, Kangaroo Island Sights
Depart the pier and head through the countryside toward Kingscote, the largest township on Kangaroo Island, home to about 1,800 locals on the beautiful shores of the Nepean Bay.  As you journey you'll see how vast and rural the island is.  In Kingscote visit the township for a quick overview and visit Reeves Point the site of the first official European settlement in South Australia.  During the day discover the amazing Pennington Bay located near the friendly fishing village of American River. This impressive stretch of coastline is a favorite among the local surfers and a popular spot for fishing. In the right weather conditions, giant waves crash against the shore and towering cliffs above. Pause for photo stops along the way.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $149
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4.25

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

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Kangarroo Island, Seal Bay Beach Walk & Sealion Encounter
Encounter a wild seal colony at Kangaroo Island’s Bay Conservation Park for an up close beach experience with rare and endangered sea lions. Walk along the coastal boardwalk with a specialist guide and make your way down a flight of steps onto the beach close to the members of the third largest and most accessible colony of Australian Sea Lions. You can't help but fall in love with these adorable animals with their playful nature and big brown “puppy dog" eyes. Watch in delight as members of this protected breeding colony fish, dive, or play on the beach, socializing with their fellow sea lions. A favorite pastime is basking in the sun, barking, and catching a few "zzzz's." Whatever the case, sea lions can charm you just by doing what comes naturally. The photo opportunities are plentiful as you wander down on to the sand close, but a safe distance away from these inquisitive creatures so be sure to carry your camera. After your visit to Seal Bay, continue to Pennington Bay where you'll be absolutely dazzled by the breathtaking beauty and the crashing waves.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat, closed-toe walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, and water.


price $179
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6 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

dining

concierge
Kangarroo Island, Wildlife Discovery
Tour through several differing island habitats and see wildlife in its natural environment.  Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators.  Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees.  See the unique Kangaroo Island kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin their day grazing on the open pastures.  At the spectacular Seal Bay your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach.  This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony.  Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition.  With your guide you are able to stand a safe distance from these wonderful endangered creatures.  This is truly an unforgettable experience – one you will treasure forever. Visit an exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch served with local wine.  Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk to try to spot some koalas snoozing overhead.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat, closed-toe walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, and water.

price $369
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Portland, Australia



4.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Portland, Cape Nelson Lighthouse Hike
Join your professional hiking guide for a 5.5- mile (9 km) hike, part of the Great South West Walk. Set off from the historic Cape Nelson Lighthouse, following the edge of the limestone cliffs through coastal scrub, past several secluded bays and spectacular viewing points. Descend into the canopy of rare Moonah trees that create the Enchanted Forest. Look for the wildflowers and the amazing native vegetation that changes as you descend into the forest. Enjoy the peace with just the sound of the timeless sea on the rocks below, and enjoy the dramatic views along the coast from several advantage points. Keep your eyes opened for echidnas, wallabies and birds that are frequent visitors to this area. Your hike will conclude at Yellow Rock, a popular local surfing spot, where you will re-board your coach and return back to the pier.

Please note:  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.  Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, and photo identification. Wildlife sightings not guaranteed.


price $169
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Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia



3.5 HRS

Moderate

boating

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Port Arthur, Award Winning Tasman Island Eco Adventure
This award winning wilderness cruise will take you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur for an adventure cruise on the Tasman Sea. Witness the abundant animal and bird life and the amazing coastline and caves of the Tasmanian Peninsula. Visit the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar. Enter deep sea caves and join the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, and birds of prey. The custom-built boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife. Covered open-air seating will provide an excellent all round view and close up connection with the surrounding environment. The local seafaring crew love sharing the splendor and stories of this pristine environment and you'll come to know first-hand just why this region is so special. Your journey is bound to leave you in awe of the sheer power and majesty of nature’s creations!

Please note: Be sure to dress warmly as this region can be particularly windy and cold even on fine days! Gloves, scarves and warm jackets are recommended if available.  Bring sunscreen, water, camera, and photo identification.


price $249
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Port Arthur, Guards & Gaolers Walking Tours
Join a site guide on a walking tour and journey with a small group to the most iconic buildings that housed the Administrators of the settlement and visiting dignitaries. While life for the prisoners at Port Arthur was unimaginably tough there is another side to the story.  Port Arthur was of course home to many "free men" who ran the daily operations of the site. You will have an opportunity to witness what life was like from their perspective in comparison to the conditions of the convicts they guarded.  Your specialty guide will take you on a walking tour to uncover this unique tale.  Venture into the Commandant’s House, the Visiting Magistrate’s House and the Junior Medical Officer’s House. Hear about some of the notable figures from Port Arthur’s past, and get an insight into what life was like for the free men and women who lived at Port Arthur.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, flat-soled walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Bring your camera, sunglasses, photo identification and water.


price $99
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

concierge
Port Arthur, Pillar & Port Arthur scenic Heli Flight
Take a short vehicle transfer to the departure point, just north of the Historic Site. After a quick safety briefing you'll board the Heli and take off on a 20-minute scenic helicopter flight. Undoubtedly this is the best way to view the vast beauty and sheer unspoiled wilderness of rugged Tasmania. The journey will head south for a fly past the Historic Site and over the cruise ship anchored in Long Bay. Following the sea cliffs of Cape Pillar, travel toward the Blade and infamous Tasman Island sitting solid in the Southern Ocean. Atop the island view the historic lighthouse and homestead built in the early 1900’s. The rugged beauty of the region is spectacular below and you will gain insight into the powerful natural elements that have combined to create such a unique yet harsh coastline.  On the return journey pass some of the spectacular beaches of the Tasman Peninsula and glimpse some huts of the Three Capes Track.

Please note: Wear comfortable warm clothing, and flat-soled walking shoes. Bring your camera, photo identification and local currency.


price $249
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Port Arthur, Port Arthur Behind the Scenes
Join a conservation and education walking tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of Australia’s Convict World Heritage Sites to hear about the sites restoration from ruin to repair. See the magnificent Government Gardens, gain insight into how archaeology, science, and horticulture have assisted in recreating the magnificent 19th century pleasure garden. From there, move to the collection processing laboratory and see objects rediscovered by archaeologists after having spent over a century buried among the ruins of the site. Walk to the famous Separate Prison, one of the more recent and large scale conservation projects, where you will enjoy a talk with heritage experts involved in bringing this ruined building back to life and hear about the many processes that are involved in such a large and important restoration. You will also be able to see where convicts were locked in single cells for 23 hours each day. Here they ate, slept, and worked with just one hour a day allowed for exercise, alone, in a high walled yard. After the structured tour, enjoy time to visit any of the 30 historic buildings and ruins, comb through the Site’s unique Gift Shop for souvenirs, or just wander and explore this unique World Heritage Site at your leisure.

Please note: Bring local Currency, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, photo identification. Sturdy footwear is essential.  (No high heels.)  Wet weather clothing is required if the weather is inclement (ponchos are sold at the counter).


price $115
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia



8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

dining

culture

essentials
Hobart, Best of Hobart
Sample Tasmania's history, wildlife, and culture. A 30-minute drive will take you to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will observe some of Australia’s most famous native animals, such as the cuddly koalas, Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, and wallabies. Animals roam free in their natural habitats and you’ll get a chance to interact with kangaroos as you walk and feed them. The wildlife keepers are on hand to give you information about their important conservation efforts and you might even get a photo op so be sure to bring your camera.  Visit the historic village of Richmond, home to Australia’s oldest convict jail. Built in 1825, 5 years before the well-known Port Arthur site, it is still in its original condition. You'll have time for a quick wander around to get a feel for the incredible conditions of the convict era. You'll also have the chance to see the lovely Richmond Bridge and take a short walk around the cobblestone streets and shops of the village. In stark contrast is the Shene Estate a pastoral holding built in 1810. The stables and homestead reflect the grandeur and early colonialist Gamaliel Butler’s wealth and position in the colony. Explore the heritage component of a still working 4,500-acre Black Angus cattle and sheep farm including access to the homesteads surrounds, original 1850s Gothic stables, barn and distillery. Pause for a refreshing light snack of sandwiches and traditional homemade cakes with tea before heading into the 1846 convict-built barn.  Shene Estate is also now a producer of award-winning gin and you can share in the story of their signature gin with a tasting session. Learn about the process of making gin and the botanicals that create a distinct and unique flavor.  Return to the pier having discovered the best that Hobart has to offer.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, a light jacket, and photo identification.


price $289
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Hobart, Fly to the End of the World
Explore one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers, South West National Park. Comprising over 1,737 square miles (4,500 square kilometers) of pristine wilderness, no roads, no civilization, you’ll see just pure wilderness. Board a small plane to fly over Derwent River and past Bruny Island entering the Heritage area at South East Cape to view the southernmost point of Tasmania from the air. Then travel west where the aircraft will land in the remote wilderness at Melaleuca: in the Southern Tasmanian World Heritage area. Travel via small vessel on the calm water into Bathurst Harbour, Celery Top Islands. Pause to take in the vast wilderness and uncover the history of the region. If unspoiled, breathtaking, and tranquil scenery is what you are looking for then this day is sure to deliver.   Returning by water to Melaleuca  you will participate in the Needwonne Walk, an award winning Aboriginal Interpretive experience with sculptural installations interpreting some of the story of the Aboriginal people of the Melaleuca/Cox Bight region in the remote southwest. Fly back to Hobart taking in the stunning panoramic views.  

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, a light jacket, and photo identification.


price $499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $1499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $999
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1 hour

Moderate

sightseeing

outdoors

concierge
Hobart, Hobart by Horse Drawn Carriage
See the best of Hobart from a classic horse-drawn carriage. Starting your tour from the Cruise Ship Terminal you will pass through Hobart's historic Waterfront, the site of Hobart's first settlement in 1804.  Through Constitution Dock, the famous finish point of the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race and with a backdrop of impressive Mt. Wellington and the bustling fishing boats, you then will head to the iconic Salamanca Place.  Fronted with perfectly preserved Georgian warehouses, this precinct has barely changed since the mid-1800's.  Now home to art galleries, specialty craft stores selling Tasmanian wares and eateries showcasing Tasmanian produce, this street is a picture postcard.  From here, you will travel to a highlight of your tour - Battery Point.  Battery Point contains some of the oldest residences still standing in Australia.  Originally home to a gun battery which was to defend the colony, Battery Point was settled by Hobart’s merchants and farmers with their grand sandstone manors. Learn some of the fascinating history of this remarkable area as you wind your way through the narrow streets and easily imagine yourself back in the 1800's. As you leave Battery Point, you will pass by Parliament House and its grand oak trees, and get a further glimpse of the Hobart Waterfront before returning to your cruise ship.

Please note: Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring a camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. The carriage is not enclosed and therefore open to the elements, guests should prepare accordingly with clothing.


price $219
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4 HRS

Moderate

wine

sightseeing

essentials
Hobart, Mona & Moorilla
Wine and art. A match made in the proverbial. The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA; formerly the Moorilla Museum of Antiquities), owned by collector and philanthropist David Walsh, is Australia's largest privately owned museum, and is a gallery of international significance. It houses the permanent 'Monanism' evolving exhibition in addition to a range of changing exhibitions. Explore the subterranean galleries at your leisure (entry is included). After your art fix, continue on the vineyard and winery tour and wine tasting. Follow the trail of grapes as they are handpicked, crushed, pressed, fermented, and matured. Witness how new and old artisan winemaking techniques are used to craft fragrant, elegant, and classical wines. Learn the history of the region and winery, as well as information on the winemaking process and different grape varieties grown on site. Your experience will be finished as you’ll be treated to a tasting of elegant and fragrant Moorilla wines.

Please note:  Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, and photo identification. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Steps are encountered and a moderate walk is expected over a variety of surfaces such as natural earth trails, gravel with some steps to manage. Some exhibits in MONA may be considered offensive. Guests should be forewarned accordingly. Wine tasting not suitable for guests under the age of 21 years.


price $249
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Hobart, Mt Wellington & Royal Botanic Gardens
On this tour you will have an opportunity to visit two Hobart main attractions: Mt. Wellington and Royal Botanic Gardens. Start your tour as you drive up to the summit of Mt. Wellington, the highest point around Hobart. Once on the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Hobart (on a clear day).  The inlets, bays and hills of this beautiful city make a stunning panorama. Next, drive down the mountain to Royal Botanic Gardens, Australia's premier cool climate Garden. On a guided tour learn historical and botanical stories of the Gardens and explore unique plant collections, both native and exotic. Those who prefer just to pause and take in the peaceful surrounds and wander through the Visitor Centre are welcome to do so.

Please note: Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring a camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $139
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Hobart, Nocturnal Bonorong
At dusk head to Bonorong Wildlife Park where the animals become active as the sun goes down. Many of the park's animals are nocturnal or crepuscular, meaning that they are most active at dusk and dawn. The park will be closed to the general public and you will enjoy an extremely personal experience as you tour the park and have the opportunity to get up close to the animals. Absorb in-depth information from your park guide about the inhabitants, including the Tasmania devil, quolls, wombats, koalas, and friendly free-roaming kangaroos and wallabies. Take advantage of the many photo and feeding opportunities that simply are not available during the day.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, a light jacket, and photo identification.


price $199
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7 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

dining

essentials
Hobart, Taste of Bruny Island
Hobart is the gateway to beautiful Bruny Island and today will be your chance to explore and let your tastebuds join in on the discovery.  Transfer to Kettering -- an atmospheric harbor full of yachts and fishing vessels -- to board the ferry for the scenic 15-minute crossing to Bruny Island. Located off the southeastern coast of Tasmania, Bruny has been described as a pocket-sized version of Tasmania and has become a gourmet destination with flourishing food and wine industries.  Your first stop will be the Neck Lookout to enjoy the views of the narrow isthmus stretching in graceful curves.  The picturesque isthmus of Bruny Island Neck connects the northern and southern parts of the island. Make your way up the timber stairs to the Neck Lookout, which offers stunning 360-degree views of the sea and sand, with a stroll along the deserted white-sand beach and local sightseeing afterwards. Delights for your taste buds await at the brand new Bruny Island Cruises Seafood restaurant. This will be a chance to savor the freshest of locally sourced oysters. Start with a taste of freshly shucked local oyster then enjoy a casual lunch of fresh fish, served with a crisp salad and chips alongside a glass of local wine, artisan beer or cider. Dessert will be a taste of delicately handcrafted local fudge and a nip of Tasmanian whisky or gin. You’ll also have time to shop for local arts, crafts, gift ware or perhaps a bottle of the local Whisky or Gin at the Visitor Center.  The afternoon rounds out at an enjoyable pace. Those wanting a light walk on the beach may stroll the shores at Adventure Bay or those feeling a little more energetic can wander the slightly longer trail, one of Tasmania’s great Short Walks to Grassy Point with views of the famous fluted Cape. 

Please note: Guests under the age of 18 are welcome to participate in the tour however will not be able to participate in whisky tasting. Venues and tastings are subject to change on the day due to availability. Tour may be extended during peak times due to ferry crossing times. Wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, a light jacket, and photo identification.


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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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Hobart, Tempting Taste of Tasmania
Indulge your taste buds as you discover Tasmania and sample the best of Tasmania’s finest produce during your travels.  Fresh air, water and fertile soil make Tasmania one of the best producing regions of Australia. Uncover the local tastes starting at a local Abalone and Oyster farm. At Tas Live Abalone you’ll learn about the Premium wild Abalone industry and take a tour through the working factory. Next taste a sample of high quality whisky at a local distillery before making your way to Coal River Farm. Bask in the sweeping rural views before tasting local cheese and chocolate hand made on site by passionate producers.  You'll also take in the historic locations of Salamanca, Battery Point, and Sandy Bay. Best of all you'll be travelling in a small group with a friendly local to show you around this sensational destination.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, and photo identification.


price $189
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Launceston, Tasmania



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

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Beauty Point, Beaconsfield History and Heritage
Start your day with a visit to the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, a place where you can lose yourself in history. Here you'll find a collection of experiences that allow you to enjoy and appreciate the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley. Discover a long, rich and dramatic history of gold mining on the site and deep beneath the township of Beaconsfield. Through a guided tour you'll learn about the extraordinary worlds of past and present gold mining, ambitious engineering feats, industrial and social heritage and the momentous events of the 2006 Anzac Day Rock-fall and Mine Rescue. After your visit  board your coach and  make your way to Australia's third oldest  city - George Town, located  at the mouth of the Tamar River peninsula. Surrounded by vineyards, orchards, berry and lavender farms, George Town has a long maritime history and many stories to tell. Learn about the history of the town, its heritage buildings, including the 1805-built pilot building and the 1843-built town gaol. Stop at Mount George Lookout, an historic semaphore site and the best photo opportunity of the valley and surrounding districts. Before you return to the ship your last stop will be at Low Head, featuring vast unspoiled beaches where you'll find the Low Head Lighthouse. Enjoy the beautiful sea views from the headland and find out about unique piece of Tasmania's maritime history, The Low Head Foghorn.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses and a hat and bring bottled water, camera and local currency. 


price $119
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

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boating

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Beauty Point, Cataract Gorge & Cruise
On this tour you will have an opportunity to see the spectacular Cataract Gorge, a unique natural formation and Australia's most alluring urban reserve, from the ground and from the water on a river cruise. Board your coach and travel into the heart of Launceston to embark on a 50-minute Tamar River cruise that will take you through historical Kings Wharf, Seaport and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is cruising in a traditional 1890's styler heritage vessel into the heart of Tamar and view magnificent Cataract Gorge from the perspective of the water. View the sheer cliffs and enjoy the commentary on the history of this fascinating area. Please be aware that the cruise is not an exclusive departure and outside guests may also be present aboard the vessel. After the cruise transfer to the Cataract Gorge Reserve & First Basin where you have time to explore further at your leisure. Here you will find panoramic lookouts, walking trails, an interpretation center, the world's longest single span chairlift, beautiful Victorian gardens, a suspension bridge, cafe and  a restaurant to relax and have a drink (at your own expense).  Re-board the coach and learn more about the culture and history of Launceston as you drive through the city. Pass by City Park, early Colonial and Victorian buildings, the Old Post Office, the strongly neo-classical Town Hall. On your way back to the pier stop for a quick photo opportunity at Brady's Lookout (time permitting).  Hear the interesting tale about Tasmanian bushranger Matthew Brady and his battles with government troops and private settlers.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses and a hat and bring bottled water, camera and local currency. 


price $169
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

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Beauty Point, Launceston On Your Own
Take an opportunity to explore beautiful Launceston at your own pace with return coach transfer. 
Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. One of Australia's oldest cities, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia with its elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks. There's also plenty of culture on offer at art galleries, museums, and design studios. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is the largest regional gallery in Australia. Just a short walk from the city center, Cataract Gorge is a slice of wilderness right in the heart of town and Launceston's star natural attraction. Everything you need to have an amazing Tasmanian experience is on Launceston’s doorstep. Your time in Launceston is unguided and at leisure so you can do as much or as little as you like.  Meet your coach at the designated point for the return transfer to pier.  All local attractions, meals, refreshment are at guest’s expense on the day.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses and a hat and bring bottled water, camera and local currency. 


price $119
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3.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wine

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Beauty Point, Meet the Maker
Take a short drive to a boutique family owned winery located in the picturesque Tamar Valley. Tasmania's first 100% solar powered winery, it showcases star wine varieties of the cool climate Tamar Valley: Sparkling, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.  On the walking tour of the winery and vineyard you will learn about the region, its vineyards and wine making process. Enjoy the wine tasting guided by the winemaker. Indulge your taste buds further with a guided tasting of Tasmanian produce. Sample Tasmanian cheeses and relish along with smoked fish, mussel pate and pickled octopus (or similar), accompanied by a glass of wine. As you leave, a parting gift, take home a bottle of Moore's Hill Signature Riesling to remember your visit. Take a scenic drive through the countryside crossing over the Tamar River towards the Eastern Peninsula. Pass through George Town, the third oldest Australian settlement after Sydney and Hobart which is steeped in maritime history and surrounded by vineyards, orchards, berry, and lavender farms.  Enjoy beautiful sea views from the headland and find out about unique piece of Tasmania's maritime history, The Low Head Foghorn.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses and a hat and bring bottled water, camera and local currency. Tour is not suitable for wheelchairs.


price $239
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

walking

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Beauty Point, Narawntapu Wilderness Hike
This is your opportunity to hike among the birds and animals that call the Narawntupu National Park home. A local nature guide will take you on a leisurely hike through the wilderness. Your first stop will be the bird hide where an abundance of birdlife can be seen. Native ducks, Hooded Plovers and the home of Wedge Tailed Eagles can be seen here. Along the way keep your eyes open for the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Bennett’s Wallaby and Tasmanian Pademelon and Echidnas. The pristine Bakers Beach will be your next stop where you will be able to watch the sea birds, or look for some beautiful seashells. If you feel adventurous an optional extra for this tour is to climb Archers Knob for views of the spectacular Tasmanian coastline. Then you will make your way back to the Visitors Centre via beautiful Bakers Beach or around the lake, where you may see kangaroos play and then you’ll head back to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses and a hat and bring bottled water, camera and local currency.


price $269
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Eden, Australia



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

wildlife

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Eden, Ben Boyd National Park Coastal Walk
To start your tour travel south to Boyd’s Tower, constructed as a lighthouse in 1847 by an early British entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd. Enjoy spectacular views over Twofold Bay before you start a 2.9 mile (4.6 km) moderate paced coastal walk to Leatherjacket Bay. The coastline is rugged and beautiful with cliffs formed 360 million years ago featuring undulating red rocks and colorful banded sections. An experienced walking guide will be pointing out the interesting flora along the way and you also may see iconic Australian animals such as the swamp wallaby, goanna and wombat. At the end of your hike get rewarded with a morning tea and snacks. Depart Leatherjacket Bay for a short drive on a 4WD track before returning back to the ship. Some short steep sections will be encountered along the way.  

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Layers of clothing are recommended such as light jacket that can be removed.


price $249
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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Eden, Green Cape Lighthouse Discovery Tour
Discover some of the Wilderness Coast best kept secrets. Travel south through Ben Boyd National Park in the purpose-built all-terrain vehicle. You will travel through lush native forest before making your way into the sandy heathland with low lying grevillea shrubs and heathland grasses. On arrival to Green Cape learn the history and interesting facts about the Lighthouse on a guided tour. You will also have an opportunity to visit Ly-ee-Moon Cemetery, the final resting place of those who were lost in the wreck of the Ly-ee-Moon, a steamer bound from Melbourne to Sydney. You will have a brief stop at the Disaster Bay lookout to enjoy spectacular views of the coastline before continuing through to Bittangabee Bay. During your free time you may explore this safe little bay, visit the old supplies store ruins and the tram line that once ran from here to Green Cape Lighthouse, or take a quick swim in the crystal-clear waters of the bay. After a morning tea re-board your coach and return back to Eden.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Guests wanting to swim should prepare with a swimsuit under their clothes, a towel and a change of dry clothes.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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Eden, Historic Whaling Station & Boyds Tower
Start your tour with a short sightseeing drive around the coastal town of Eden, then head to Loch Garra, the home of George Davidson and his family and the site of the Davidson Whaling Station. Discover how killer whales helped the Davidson family, check out the historic try-works, where blubber was processed, and learn all about the whaling operation. After a short break for a morning tea re-board the coach for a short drive to Boyd’s Tower, a 75-foot (23-meter)-high lighthouse built in the 1840’s of sandstone shipped from Sydney. Learn about the eccentric entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd, who built Boyd’s Tower. Take a good look at the historic tower to see a missing section displaced by lightning. You can also see Boyd’s name inscribed at the crest. You then will make your way back to the port of Eden, and time permitting you will visit Boyd Town and the Seahorse Inn, the center piece of Benjamin Boyd’s empire, where you can stroll along the foreshore or enjoy a cold beverage (at own expense).

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

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Eden, Oyster Farm Tour and Tasting
Start your tour with a brief photo stop at Eden Lookout to enjoy panoramic views over the bay. Next, travel to an oyster farm. Discover the complete Sapphire Coast oyster story on the farm tour. From humble beginnings in 1927, to becoming a national name synonymous with the highest quality oysters, Wheeler's Oyster Farm is a cornerstone in the history of aquaculture on the Sapphire Coast. Learn the history of the Wheeler’s family, meet the farmers and get insider access to their state-of-the-art factory, followed by tasting of prized fresh Sydney Rock Oysters from pristine waters of Merimbula Lake accompanied by free-flowing sparkling wine.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

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Eden, Wildlife & Killer Whale Museum
Start your tour at Potoroo Palace, a delightful and friendly non-profit wildlife sanctuary, that showcases many of Australia’s most iconic and threatened wildlife species amidst a peaceful and natural bushland setting. You may choose to navigate through the park on the Potoroo Train. Meet and get up close to potoroos, kangaroos, wombats and koalas, echidnas and many more of Australian favorites. After a morning tea re-board your coach and drive to Killer Whale Museum, where you will get a chance to discover the intriguing story of the unique working relationship between the whalers and killer whales of Twofold Bay. The skeleton of “Old Tom,” the most famous of the killer whales is on display as are artifacts of the shore-based whaling industry which operated in Eden from the early 1800’s through to the 1930’s. After exploring the exhibitions at your own pace your coach will take you on a short journey back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $179
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