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Rovinj, Croatia

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4.75 HRS

Moderate

dining

walking

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

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


price $169
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $669
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7 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

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

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


price $169
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

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

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


price $139
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4 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating

refreshments

wine

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

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


price $229
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

unesco

walking

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

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

 
price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

unesco

walking

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

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

price $139
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Split, Croatia



4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

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

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


price $129
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

dining

wine

culture

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

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


price $249
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

refreshments

sightseeing

culture

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

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


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $669
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5.15 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

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

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


price $119
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6.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

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

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

price $199
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5.25 HRS

Strenuous

boating

dining

wine

beach

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

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


price $199
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Dubrovnik, Croatia



4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

snorkeling

dining

sightseeing

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

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

price $199
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

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

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


price $129
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3 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco

walking

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

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


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

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

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


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

snorkeling

refreshments

beach

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

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


price $159
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $899
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4 HRS

Strenuous

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

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

price $115
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

 

price $669
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

unesco

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

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



price $99
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Kotor, Montenegro



8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $599
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $669
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4.25 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

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

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


price $99
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5.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

unesco

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

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

price $115
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

unesco

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

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


price $49
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

unesco

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

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

price $119
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Giardini Naxos, Italy



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

culture

walking

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

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




price $139
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Half Day Private CAR + Guide


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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.
 
price $749
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Half Day Private VAN + Guide

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

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


price $849
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5 HRS

Strenuous

walking

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

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

 

price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Mt Etna & Taormina Helicopter Tour
Your adventure will begin with a private van transfer to the helicopter terminal. On arrival, board your aircraft and soar over dramatic Mount Etna. Sicily’s most famous and dramatic landmark, this violent yet majestic volcano is bound to leave a lasting impression. Mount Etna has erupted more than 130 times and it is the largest and highest volcano in Europe at more than 10, 991 feet. Once at the top you will be able to see the many craters, often smoking, besides the famous "Valle del Bove," which extends along the eastern slope of the volcano. The flight will proceed to fly over Taormina and come back to the heli-surface. All passengers will be equipped with a headset to talk to each other or with the pilot, and hear a description of the tour .

Please note: The helicopter has 4 seats, 1 guide plus the pilot and does not land on Mount Etna. As this excursion requires guests to negotiate steps and gaps to embark and disembark the aircraft, it is not recommended for guests with physical limitations. This excursion is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for guests with back or neck problems, who are uncomfortable in small spaces, prone to vertigo or have fear of heights. Due to weather conditions and helicopter availability, the duration sights and time of departure may vary.


price $999
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Taormina On Your Own
On this excursion you have the opportunity to spend time on your own in Taormina.  Your tour will  begin with a pleasant drive to Taormina. Built in the 3rd century B.C., the city was later almost completely renovated by the Romans. It is perched on a terrace overlooking the sea, with a medieval character that will delight you. You will stop near the center of Taormina, where you’ll have time on your own to enjoy the town.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $69
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

wine

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

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


price $129
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Sorrento, Italy



4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

boating

sightseeing

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

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

price $199
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4.5

Easy

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $2999
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5.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

dining

walking

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

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 



price $399
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

refreshments

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

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


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $949
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

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

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

price $119
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

culture

unesco

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

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

price $139
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Rome, Italy



4 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

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

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

price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1199
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Portoferraio, Italy



3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

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

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


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

wine

culture

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

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

price $119
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

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

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



price $99
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Portofino, Italy



7 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

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

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



price $249
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6 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

dining

walking

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

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


price $299
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3 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

walking

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

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

price $179
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

refreshments

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

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


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

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

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

price $129
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Monte Carlo, Monaco



4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

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

Please note:  This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The walk to Casino Square is 15 minutes of steep uphill walking so not recommended for those with mobility issues. The order of sites visited may vary. The Grand Casino opens for visits only from 9 a.m. to noon. Gambling is allowed in the afternoon from 2 p.m. The entrance fee is not included (17 euros) and a passport is required for guests who wish to visit the Casino on their own in the afternoon. Shorts, short skirts, and bare shoulders are not considered acceptable attire for visiting the Casino and Cathedral.  The Prince’s Palace is closed during the winter season usually from mid-October to April. Official dates will be announced during the season. 


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

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

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


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


4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

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

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes,  bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency. On Mondays, the flower and vegetable market is replaced with a flea market.

price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 


price $1699
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8 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles).  


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles). 

price $859
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4 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles). 

price $899
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Cannes, France



8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Full Day Private VAN & Guide

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

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

price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $999
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

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

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

price $119
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

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

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


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

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

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

price $119
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Sanary-sur-Mer, France



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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

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


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

outdoors

walking

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

Please note: This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. Comfortable shoes are recommended. The little train is a shuttle to reach downtown, it is not a touristic train.The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. The little train is working from May 1st to September 30th with stops at the Gorguettes Parking. Outside of this period, the drop off point is at Avenue du 11 November and bus parking at Avenue des Carriers or Gorguettes.




price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1799
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1999
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1049
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1199
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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

wine

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

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


price $99
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Palamos, Spain



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

wine

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

Please note: Bring your sunglasses and wear sunscreen.


price $279
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

sightseeing

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

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


price $169
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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

Please note: Wear sunscreen and your sunglasses. 


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

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

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


price $165
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wine

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

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


price $199
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Barcelona, Spain



3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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

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

price $99
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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1299
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain



4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

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

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


price $89
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Palma de Mallorca, Full Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Palma de Mallorca, 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 $1185
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.
 
price $739
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

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

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


price $149
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

refreshments

sightseeing

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

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


price $89
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Almeria (Granada), Spain



5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $999
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1199
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10 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

unesco

walking

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

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

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


price $299
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $899
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5 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

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

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



price $89
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Málaga, Spain



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

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

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


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

wine

sightseeing

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

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


price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1300
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1325
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $705
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $739
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Gibraltar, British Territory



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

wildlife

walking

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

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


price $75
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

sightseeing

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

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


price $59
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

walking

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

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


price $75
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

refreshments

walking

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

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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Cádiz, Spain



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

wine

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Strenuous

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

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


price $199
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1245
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Full Day Private Van

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

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

price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Half Day Private Car

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

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


price $850
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Half Day Private Van

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

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


price $925
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

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

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

 


price $65
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wine

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

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



price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wine

sightseeing

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

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


price $139
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

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

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


price $199
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

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

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


price $199
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Portimao, Portugal



2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

boating
Portimao, Alfanzina Grotto Trip
This tour offers spectacular sea views of the Algarve coastline and its famous rock formations. You will transfer to Vasco da Gama pier where you will board the RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and put on your life vest. Your adventure will start by sailing east of Portimao, where you will have the opportunity to visit some of the best caves in the Algarve - the deep cave of Alfanzina and the Cape of Carvoeiro. RIBS are the same as those used by the Coast Guard and Greenpeace and conform to the highest of safety standards. You will have about an hour of touring these intriguing caves. 

Please note: Guests should bring practical clothes and sun protection. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. A degree of agility is required when boarding the Rigid Inflatable Boat. Pregnant women and children under 6 may not participate.  If you are prone to seasickness, please take the necessary precautions.  Prior to boarding, you will be given a safety briefing. The tour is subject to weather and sea conditions and may be cancelled on the morning of arrival in port. 


price $85
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Portimao, Algarve Countryside by 4WD
Enjoy the thrill of off-road jeep driving in the hills of the Algarve and discover the unspoiled side of the Algarve.  En route you’ll enjoy the beautiful landscapes surrounded by amazing vegetation and travel along routes which are inaccessible to tour coaches.   You will set off from Portimao, where your jeep will follow in convoy towards the Monchique Mountains where you will visit the Casais Cork Plantation and Caldas de Monchique, the highest point in the Algarve.  Continue on to Fóia. Stops will be made along the way to enjoy the scenery and learn about the characteristics of the area’s fauna and flora.  Continue on your journey by visiting an old farm where you will be invited to taste the Algarve famous firewater, “Medronhos,” and honey produced as in old times. 

Please note: This tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with mobility or walking limitations. 


price $119
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3 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture
Portimao, Beyond Ordinary: Algarve Premium Race Tour
Due to the unique nature of this tour it is on request only. Please contact us to reserve your spot.
This is a Private Premium Tour for those seeking  to be behind-the-scenes at one of the four best race tracks in the world. This tour will be a challenge of driving and adventure mixed with fun and ending with a delicious meal of some of the best local gastronomy. You will transfer from the pier on a 30-minute ride to the race track in a premium car (BMW 7 Series or Mercedes S Class).  Before the race tour you will have the exciting opportunity to meet the drivers, see the amazing fleet of race cars and watch how the magic happens. Enjoy an exciting 5-laps experience at the Algarve Internacional Circuit. Your first lap will be beside the instructor as a passenger before you enjoy 2 laps at the wheel of a Porsche 718S and 2 laps at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3, always under the instructor supervision. After the activity you will be treated to a Premium Gourmet Lunch in an exclusive space near the cars and Pit Lane Action.  This will be an experience for all your senses!

Please note:  Wear flat, comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen. On request only and non-refundable once confirmed.

 

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


4 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

culture

walking

concierge
Portimao, Concierge Collection: Winemakers Experience & Bottle Blending Workshop
From the pier you will be driven to Quinta dos Vales. From vine to bottle this winery  philosophy is based on quality, instead of quantity. Perhaps one of the reasons Quinta dos Vales has very quickly become one of the leading wine producers in the Algarvean wine market.  With this unique 3-hour experience you will get the opportunity to create a wine perfectly tailored to your preferences! You will be provided with information and training, about high-quality wines and all the necessary equipment, the only thing you need to bring with you is your creativity. A team of experienced winemakers will support you throughout this process, teaching you how to distinguish between the different grape varieties, explaining what you should be looking for in a wine and offering their advice on how to blend the wines in different combinations and proportions. After the guided tasting you will understand what impacts the character of the wine, its nose, and its flavor. And with all this newly acquired knowledge you will then aim to achieve something truly special, something you can proudly call your own wine. To make it even more personal, you will be able to bottle the wine, label it and seal it with cork yourself, getting the satisfaction of holding your own creation in your hands!

Please note;  Guests they should not come to the tour with an empty stomach as this tour includes the tasting of several wines. This tour involves walking over some uneven and terrain  ground, including steps so comfortable walking shoes are advised. By Portuguese law guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate in wine tasting. This tour requires final confirmation 48 hours in advance.


price $235
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

walking

sightseeing
Portimao, Wine Tasting & Charming Silves
From Portimao harbor you’ll take a drive to Quinta dos Vales, a park center that is home to one of the leading wine producers in the up and coming Algarve wine market. Here, you’ll enjoy a tour of the winery and a wine tasting.   Afterwards, your drive will continue to Silves, the former Moorish capital of the province of Algarve, which was known as Xelbe by the Moors. The town’s two most visible buildings, its red sandstone Castle and the red and white Cathedral, are reminders that in medieval times this was the most strongly fortified and most strenuously fought over place in the Algarve. You will have free time to spend in Silves before returning to your ship.

Please note: This tour involves walking over some uneven and cobblestone ground, including steps. Flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  Passengers are advised to exercise caution at Silves Castle as not all areas have handrails. As coaches are no longer permitted in Silves, there will be a minibus shuttle service to take you up to the historical center. By Portuguese law participants must be over 18 years of age for wine tasting.


price $129
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Lisbon, Portugal



3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

refreshments

wine

essentials
Lisbon by Tuk Tuk
From the ship your tuk tuk will take you on a journey through the city in an up close and personal way. Lisbon is a city of contrasts and during your ride you can admire both the modern and historic aspects. As you travel through the streets, allow yourself to become immersed in the atmosphere.  Admire the city’s fine architecture, enjoy splendid views across the River Tagus and take a step back in time in the Old Town with its narrow alleyways and cobblestone streets. During your tour, several photo stops will be made along the way. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample regional cheese, bread and port wine, as well as one of Lisbon’s famous custard cream cakes.   

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen and bring your camera. This tour returns to the pier and does not include a transfer to the airport or hotel. It is intended for intransit guests. 


price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

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

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person).This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary in Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Guincho or Cabo da Roca areas and for 8 hours duration. 


price $799
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8 HRS

Easy

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

Please note: Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person).This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary in Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Guincho or Cabo da Roca areas and for 8 hours duration. 


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $429
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $549
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3 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $89
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4.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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


price $109
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Porto, Portugal



4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $499
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

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

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

price $599
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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

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


price $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

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

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


price $105
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

sightseeing

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

Please note:  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


price $145
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

sightseeing
Porto Lexio, Riverfront Tram Ride
Board your motor coach for the 30-minute ride to Passeio Alegre, a lovely garden that graces the point where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Here you will board the tram, which dates from the early 20th century, for a memorable ride along the riverfront. Take in the beautiful views and discover old sections of the town that offer a glimpse into the past, when fishermen predominately lived here. During the ride you will sample some wine and aperitifs.  The next part of your outing will take place in the medieval Porto-Ribeira Quarter. A walk through the enchanting streets will give you an intimate look at this historic part of town, before taking advantage of free time to wander this intriguing area on your own. Be sure to notice the 19th century iron bridges in the distance and the traditional Rabelo boats clustered around the pier. They were once used to transport casks of port wine from the Douro Valley to the cellars in Gaia. Fascinating sights continue to unfold as you travel back to your yacht through the heart of the city, a panoramic drive that will reveal how Oporto developed into a modern town while still honoring its past.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $129
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Le Palais, Belle-Ile, France



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Le Palais, Belle Ile & Citadel
Belle Ile is the largest of all Breton islands with a coastline comprising cliffs, creeks and beaches, sloping gently down on the north side while presenting a wild face to the open sea. Le Palais, the small island’s capital is dominated by a star-shaped citadel built during the 16th century. You will have a guided tour through the citadel and then board your motor coach for the drive to Port Coton. En route see the Grand Phare (great lighthouse) from the coach and head on to the Pointe des Poulains, the Northern island cap, loved by the artist Sarah Bernhardt, with a passage at Kervilahouen, a peaceful inland village where the Impressionist Claude Monet spent numerous days, painting the same stretch of the nearby wild coast 36 times in all kinds of weather. Then you will reach Sauzon, a picturesque harbor over the entrance of a deep estuary, known for its colored facades. Drive back to Le Palais and walk from coach parking to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Coaches are not allowed in Sauzon and  requires a 10- minute walk one way (moderate with small slope). 


price $119
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3.25 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

wine

sightseeing

essentials
Le Palais, Belle Ile & Oyster Tasting at Castel Clara
The history of Brittany has always been tightly bound up with the sea, and  it is renowned for its fishing activity, but one should not forget the shellfish culture and moreover the oyster farming there. Brittany, which has long been the great production region for flat oysters, has now developed cupped oyster beds. There are considered to be a dozen of excellent types of Breton oysters. From Le Palais, Belle-Ile’s little capital, board your coach and leave for a short sightseeing tour of the island. Pass by Sauzon, a picturesque harbor over the entrance of a deep estuary, known for its colored facades. See the spectacular wild coast of Port Coton to admire its needles, pyramids of rocks worm-shaped by the ocean where foam may fly like cotton balls on stormy days. Then discover Breton gastronomy while sampling oysters with a glass of white wine at the famous Castel Clara restaurant, in the fresh sea air of Port Goulphar, one of the most delightful rocky coves of the island. On the way back, see the Grand Phare (lighthouse) from the coach and pass Kervilahouen, a peaceful inland village where the impressionist painter Claude Monet had its habits.. Once you have reached Le Palais, you will walk back to the pier.

Please note; No coaches are allowed in Le Palais so it is a 10-15 minute walk from the pier to coach parking (moderate walk with a slope). For disabled passengers only, mini-bus transfer from pier to coach parking and return is available. Guests will have to stand during oysters tasting. Sites may be seen in different order.Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $189
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4.25 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Le Palais, Discover the Eden Garden of Belle Ile
Leave Le Palais and drive to Port Coton. En route you will see the Grand Phare (”great lighthouse”) from the coach. Join the original Port Coton needles, pyramids of rocks worn and shaped by the ocean where foam may fly like cotton balls on stormy days. Head on to the Pointe des Poulains, the northern island cap, loved by the artist Sarah Bernhardt, with a passage through Kervilahouen, a peaceful inland village where the Impressionist Claude Monet spent numerous days, painting the same stretch of the nearby wild coast 36 times in all kind of weather. Then you will reach Sauzon, a picturesque harbor over the entrance of a deep estuary, known for its colored facades. Then reach the Eden Garden next to Sauzon. Brittany, and homeland of many explorers. It was the starting point of the most prestigious expeditions around the world, and is nowadays an ideal land for gardens as hundreds of varieties have been acclimatized since the 18th  century. Michel Damblant, the owner of the Eden Garden, will guide you, narrating as you discover his garden and the fantastic adventures of the most famous "plant explorers" of Brittany.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable clothing.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

walking
Le Palais, Hiking Port Jean
Leave the pier and reach Port Jean in about 15 minutes.  From there, follow your guide and enjoy a hike along the wild coast to Le Palais through “Port Jean,” “Port Quénenec,” and the “Pointe de Taillefer.” On the road, you will appreciate the coves and the turquoise water. Once back at Le Palais, enjoy a traditional crepe or cake with a glass of cider, a real treat after a nice hike on the rugged coasts of Belle Ile!

Please note: No coaches are allowed in Le Palais, and it is a 10-15 minute walk from pier to coach parking (moderate walk with a slope). This tour is not advised to mobility impaired guests. As it is a hiking tour not a walking tour wear hiking shoes and clothing.

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price $115
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2.75 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Le Palais, Panoramic Belle Ile
Belle Ile, “la bien nommée,” is the largest of all Breton islands with a coastline comprising cliffs, creeks and beaches, sloping gently down on the north side while presenting a wild face to the open sea. Le Palais, the small island’s capital is dominated by a star-shaped citadel built during the 16th  century. You will leave Le Palais and drive to Port Coton. En route see the Grand Phare (”great lighthouse”) from the coach. Join the original Port Coton needles, pyramids of rocks worn and shaped by the ocean where foam may fly like cotton balls on stormy days. Head on to the Pointe des Poulains, the northern island cap, loved by the artist Sarah Bernhardt, with a passage through Kervilahouen, a peaceful inland village where the Impressionist Claude Monet spent numerous days, painting the same stretch of the nearby wild coast 36 times in all kind of weather. Then you will reach Sauzon, a picturesque harbor over the entrance of a deep estuary, known for its colored facades.

Please note: No coaches are allowed in Le Palais, and it is a 10-15 minute walk from pier to coach parking (moderate walk with a slope). For disabled passengers only, mini-bus transfer from pier to coach parking and return s available. Coaches are not allowed in Sauzon, and involves a 10- minute walk one way (moderate with small slope). Guests should be warned about walking, low doorways and some narrows ways. Sites may be seen in different order.


price $99
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St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom



3 horus

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing
St. Peter Port, Castle Cornet Town Walk
Join your local guide on a tour to the center of the town of St Peter Port, which has a fascinating history. A busy port since Roman times, the deep, safe anchorage and relative remoteness from France has made the town the Channel Islands’ premier port. It is a picturesque town with cobbled high streets and narrow alleys and regency buildings. From the harbor, you will see Castle Cornet, originally built on an island and now reachable by a raised walkway built in the 19th  century. Built on the site of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements, the castle has been built, partially destroyed and rebuilt many times with Medieval, Tudor and World War 2 remains. The castle dates from the 13th  century when It began as a fortification against the French after the island decided to side with England following the loss of Normandy. It has been used as a garrison, arsenal and prison. Castle Cornet guards the entrance to Guernsey’s harbor and offered defense of the seaway between the islands of Herm, Jethou and Guernsey and towards Sark over many centuries.  See and hear the key highlights of the castle with your guide before spending some time in the ‘Story of Castle Cornet’ exhibition, or exploring the castle and perhaps some of the  four small gardens within the castle walls - including the apothecary’s garden, kitchen garden and ornamental gardens. The castle contains a number of interesting museums including the Maritime Museum, the Story of Castle Cornet Museum, the 201 Squadron RAF (Guernsey's Own) Museum and the Militia Museum. After your visit to the castle, return with your guide or on your own to St Peter Port harbor and the ship.

Please note: Wear casual comfortable clothes and flat walking shoes. Bring rain protection.


price $79
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4.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing

concierge
St. Peter Port, Concierge Collection: Guernsey and its French Past
Guernsey’s history begins at around 8000 BC when Guernsey was separated from mainland Europe by rising sea levels.  Evidence of hunting, settlements, farming and fishing dating back to 6500 BC has been found, and traces of defense works have been found which date back to 2000 BC.  Later on, Iron Age man and Romans left their mark. Depart Guernsey port on foot and meet with your specialist Pétanque guide. Pétanque has been played in Guernsey for over 25 years and is also known as French Boules. Learn about the history of Pétanque which began in France over 100 years ago, an explanation of the rules will be provided by a qualified umpire, a practice session will be held and then a friendly competition will take place with a medal being presented to the winner. Enjoy a slice of traditional Guernsey fruit loaf (Gauche) and a glass of Prosecco while you congratulate the champion. After your French game, travel via minibus to Victor Hugo House. The famous French author and poet Victor Hugo lived on the island of Guernsey from 1855 to 1870, and he wrote, completed or published, the majority of his works including Les Misérables in 1862. Arrive at Hauteville House and discover the story in a guided tour leading from the shadows of the ground floor to the light of the top floor. The house was completely refurbished internally by the author who was an enthusiastic collector of second-hand furniture and bric-à-brac he brought from his excursions around the island. Hugo’s abundant creativity is displayed in the astonishing richness of its decoration. After your tour, return by minibus to Guernsey port and your awaiting ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable and sensible footwear and clothing is suggested for brief walking. Sun protection while playing Petanque as it is outdoors.


price $149
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

sightseeing

boating
St. Peter Port, Guernsey By Powerboat
Experience the spectacular beauty and wildlife of Guernsey and nearby Herm in a unique and exciting new way during this unforgettable seascape expedition. Depart the pier for the brief walk to your awaiting custom-built, 12-passenger Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). After receiving your safety instructions, depart the pier for a unique, hour-long interactive experience that combines stunning scenery, breath-taking wildlife, intriguing history and professional commentary. From the dramatic cliffs, maritime heath-land, sheltered valleys, bluebell woods, and coves along the south coast to the long stretches of white-sand beaches, shingle banks, and sand dunes, Guernsey has it all. Enriched by the currents of the Gulf Stream that bring in vital nutrients, the waters around Guernsey and its neighboring islands support a wealth of enchanting bird- and marine-life. The Humps, situated to the north of Herm, is a nature reserve and protected breeding ground for auks, cormorants, seasonal seabirds and the rare peregrine falcons that grace its cliffs. Your tour will visit an historic island fort, a local colony of Atlantic Grey Seals and view rarely-seen puffins on the rocks and in the water (mid-March to end July only). Listen as your expert crew member explains some of the islands’ history as you marvel at the views.

Please note: Wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, non-slip footwear (no high-heels), and carry cameras in a suitable waterproof bag or pouch.


price $119
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3 horus

Strenuous

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
St. Peter Port, Guernsey Cliff Walk & Cream Tea
Board your coach and get dropped off at the top of a country lane for your coastal walk, making your way by foot to Moulin Huet, in the summer of 1883 the painter Auguste Renior spent many hours painting and enjoying the spectacular scenery from here. Jerbourg Peninsula is in the parish of St Martin and you’ll enjoy a walk admiring the wonderful views that Renior once did before following the windy cliff path passing by bird-watching hides, World War Two bunkers, a coastal kiosk, as well as Doyle column which was erected in honor of Sir John Doyle who was the former Governor of the island. This whole section of coastline is both a haven for seabirds and wildflowers and, as everywhere along Guernsey's cliffs, traces of ancient fortifications can also be found.  End your walk at the splendid Jerbourg Hotel for your Guernsey cream tea. As you admire the stunning views out across the coast to Jersey and France, it is easy to appreciate this premier establishment's superb location and the reason it is one of the Channel Island's most delightful Guernsey hotels. After you cream tea re-board your coach for the return journey back to the ship.

Please note: Wear casual comfortable clothes and flat walking shoes. Bring rain protection.


price $149
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3.45 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
St. Peter Port, Historic & Beautiful Guernsey
During the years 1940 - 1945 the Channel Islands were under German Occupation, during which time the Guernsey people endured great hardships.  For Adolf Hitler, possession of the Channel Islands was a first step towards invasion of mainland Britain and he issued orders for the permanent fortification of the Channel Islands.  Many of the massive concrete towers, gun emplacements and bunkers remain today as reminders of the 5 years of military occupation by the German Armed Forces.  Start your day with a panoramic tour of the Island of Guernsey taking in the beautiful coastline, including rock cliffs and wild sandy bays, later a visit will also be made to the delightful Little Chapel, possibly the smallest church in the world.  Continue to the south coast of the island and stop at the wild cliffs at Pleinmont Point for a photo stop. See the broad sandy bays of the and stunning views out to Rocquaine Bay, with the Martello Tower of Fort Grey, Vazon Bay and Cobo Bay.Arrive at the unique La Valette Underground Museum which houses a mass of World War Two memorabilia from the German occupation of Guernsey. The museum also covers World War One, as well as the island's own militia. Set in a complex of air-conditioned tunnels that were built by German forces as a fuel storage facility for their U-Boats, the museum contains many excellent displays such as a life-size street, bunker rooms, an armory of weapons, communications equipment, local propaganda newspapers and a brief audio-visual introduction. The museum tells the story of the Channel Islands being occupied by the German's while giving a great insight into the life's of the islanders who lived and were affected during those times. Depart the museum and drive inland to visit the charming Little Chapel, the Chapel is beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles and colorful pieces of broken china. Admire the quaintly fascinating building, built in 1914 to replicate the grotto at Lourdes before making the return journey back to the ship.

Please note: Wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, non-slip footwear (no high-heels).


price $109
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
St. Peter Port, Sausmarez Manor & Scenic Drive
You will be met at the ship and drive to the lovely Sausmarez Manor. Upon arrival visit the subtropical gardens which are the delightfully informal setting for the Manor's enviable collection of sculptures. Sausmarez is home to over 200 sculptures from over 90 international artists making it the largest display of sculptures for sale in Britain.  A huge variety of materials have been used, from bronze and stone to wire and wood.  Relax in this beautiful setting and appreciate the glorious art and wonderful array of rare and beautiful plants that flourish here. Next, take a guided tour of the Manor with one of the knowledgeable guides before departing for your scenic tour. Depart Sausmarez and begin a scenic drive across this lovely Channel Islands and follow a portion of the west coast of Guernsey to view this glorious coastline before returning to your ship.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary.


price $145
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
St. Peter Port, Scenic Guernsey and Local Cider
Nestled in the Fauxquets Valley in the heart of Guernsey countryside and with distant views of the English Channel, the Meller family farm has become established as the home of Rocquette Cider. The family still lives at the farm in its picturesque setting among the orchards, and the team works from the offices in the barn. You’ll always find one of the family on a quad bike or tractor tending to the trees, fences, hives and sheep.  Begin with a scenic drive of the island which gives a delightful introduction to the charming island of Guernsey. Guernsey is only 25 miles square and presents a surprising variety of beautiful and historic attractions.  Located near the coast of France but staunchly British throughout the centuries, Guernsey has a culture of its own, one that combines the best of English tradition and French lifestyle.  On your journey see stunning and colorful scenery and hear exciting stories about the history of the island. Arrive at Rocquette Cider Farm and be welcomed by your local farm guide before taking you on a guided walk of the orchard. Your guide will reveal how they grow, maintain and harvest the apples before showing you how they crush the apples, store the apple juice and bottle the cider. Take a look at the lake with the beautiful rainbow trout before adjourning to the tasting barn. There is an observation beehive in the barn and guests can see at very close range, the busy little bees at work. Enjoy the rest of your tour sampling the 9 ciders and let’s not forget the 5 fruit liqueurs along with a selection of nibbles. After your experience at a beautiful family run working cider orchard, re-board your coach for the return journey back to the port.

Please note: Wear comfortable and sensible footwear and clothing is suggested for walking on the farm. Sun protection too..


price $119
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Honfleur, France



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Honfleur, A Taste of Normandy
Drive from Honfleur on a 45-minute scenic route to Deauville. The “Planches” a wooden plank promenade that runs the length of the beach, is the special characteristic of this famous sea resort. It is also the home of elegant buildings such as the Pompeian Baths and The Bar du Soleil where celebrities enjoy being seen. In Deauville, you will have an orientation tour of this delightful spot and have time at your leisure. Then you will discover local products by visiting a distillery: from the apple press continue through to the distillery with its bright copper stills and then on to the cellar where the Calvados ages in oak casks. You will be invited to sample the product at the tasting room and delight in the perfection of this outstanding brandy. Drive back to Honfleur.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $149
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4.5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture

concierge
Honfleur, Concierge Collection: Norman Cooking with Chef Brigitte
Meet your driver and drive toward Saint Etienne La Thillaye. There you will meet Brigitte Dumant, “your Chef” for your cooking lesson in her “Long House in the Marshes” (“La Longère des Marais”) isolated in the country.  Before starting your lesson, enjoy the company of your host and the charming atmosphere of her house. Play with the dog, discuss with our host, and enjoy la vie à la Française for half a day! Once ready, you will prepare three typical Norman dishes (starter, main course and dessert), before tasting and enjoying your meal in the garden if the weather permits.

Please note: There is no guide on this tour, Chef Dumant speaks fluent English with a charming French accent
Dietary restrictions can be accommodated: but must be made at least 72 hours prior to the tour. This tour is not available on May 31st.


price $289
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Honfleur, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this full day option you can choose an itinerary of sites to see.

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

essentials
Honfleur, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this full day option you can choose an itinerary of sites to see.

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

 

price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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 $1200
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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 $1399
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Honfleur, Walking Honfleur
Leave the pier via shuttle bus. Your local guide will show you around this medieval gem during a walking tour along the boat-filled harbor front. Its quaint narrow houses were a favorite subject of Impressionist painters, including Claude Monet. Cobblestone streets will lead you to the fascinating and unique Saint-Catherine’s Church. The largest wooden church in France, St. Catherine’s dates from the 15th century. The roof is covered with chestnut shingles while the bell tower stands apart from the main church building to protect one or the other building from fire. After your tour take the shuttle bus back to the pier.

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


price $75
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London, England



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $199
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $189
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $189
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Bergen, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $175
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing
Bergen, Best Views of Bergen by Segway
Your guide will give you a brief overview on how to operate the Segway before you begin your ride through Bergenhus Fortress and its beautiful park. Continuing on to historical Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) you will pass the fish market. Your adventure will also take you by Bergen Aquarium and into Nordnes Park, one of Bergen’s most beautiful parks on the farthest end of the town.  Driving along the classic alleyways of Bergen you will head toward the National Norwegian Theater, the Blue Stone, John’s Church and Lille Lungegårdsvannet.  At Fjellveien you will have a wonderful view over the center of Bergen and the surrounding areas before you head back down to the city center to Bergenhus Park.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities. It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat comfortable shoes.


price $169
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

culture
Bergen, Beyond Ordinary: Helicopter to Baroniet Manor with Horse Carriage
This flight combines the beautiful mountains, fjords, and archipelago from Bergen to Rosendal.  Take in a bird’s-eye view of the Folgefonna Glacier just next to the Hardangerfjord.  This is Norway’s 3rd largest glacier and the highest point is  5,417 feet (1,651m) above sea level.  Arriving in Rosendal, you will take a step back in time as you are taken to the Baroniet Manor by horse carriage.  The Baroniet Manor is the only manor of its kind in Norway. Around 1650 the noble Dane Ludwig Rosenkrantz came to Bergen as a war commissioner for the Danish King. In 1658 he married Norway’s wealthiest heir, Karen Mowat. As a wedding gift they were given the farm Hatteberg. They built their home there and called it Rosendal.  In 1665 King Christian V of Denmark gave the estate Barony status and today it is known as the Baroniet Rosendal Manor. Here you will be greeted with a glass of champagne and be given a guided tour of the gardens and Manor, taking you through different epochs. You will visit room by room and experience the influence of the owners over 250 years. Around 1850 a beautiful landscape park was erected around the Barony. Here you may see 2,500 blooming roses during the summer season. Enjoy a private, candle light, 3-course dinner in one of the rooms in the Manor. Your horse-drawn carriage will then take you to your helicopter for your return flight to Bergen.

Please note:  It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities or who suffer from motion sickness and/or vertigo, nor guests who have a fear of heights and enclosed spaces. Due to flight weight restrictions, guests must register their body weight.  Visibility of sights may be affected in adverse weather conditions. Flight times are weather dependent.  There are 15 steps to the top floor of the Manor, where dinner is served.


price $5900
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

unesco

sightseeing

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

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


price $649
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3.5 HRS

Moderate
Bergen, Fantoft Stave Church & Greigs Home & Garden

This enriching excursion will take you south of Bergen to view a remarkable wooden church and to visit the home of Norway's famed composer, Edvard Grieg. You will drive through the residential areas south of Bergen, towards Fana and the Stave Church. The old Stave Church at Fantoft was originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150, and was moved to Fantoft in 1883 to save it from demolition and preserve it as part of the nation’s heritage.  After a destructive 1992 fire, artisans extensively and faithfully restored the church to its former beauty. Inside, you can admire the traditional timber construction and elaborately carved decoration. From spiritual faith to musical brilliance, you'll also visit Troldhaugen, home of Norway's famed composer Edvard Grieg.  Troldhaugen was built in 1885 and Edvard Grieg lived there for 22 years together with his wife Nina. Grieg composed many of his best-known works in the composer’s hut by the shore of Lake Nordås. Enjoy a guided tour of the Villa, museum and the garden and some free time to walk around on your own afterwards. Your visit will end with the highlight of the tour; a private recital in Troldsalen. One of the best interpreters of Grieg’s music will play some of the famous pieces as well as some of the more unknown ones, and tell stories and anecdotes about the composer and his wife.

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This tour involves stone steps, uneven ground and gradual slopes.


price $195
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

walking

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

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


price $85
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Olden, Norway



3.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

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

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


price $269
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2.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

walking

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

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

price $129
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3 HRS

Moderate

walking

dining

sightseeing

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

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


price $245
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4 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Olden, Nordfjord Mountain Hike
Join a local for a scenic and adventurous hike along waterfalls, through wilderness with spectacular views of Nordfjord. Your trek  will begin at a local farm and take you on a classic western Norwegian path, which was made hundreds of years ago by animals.  After an approximate 1-hour hike on rather steep terrain you will reach a pasture and a cabin, where you will enjoy a traditional meal while your guide shares stories about life in Olden. 

Please note:  Participants must be in good physical condition.  Although the hike is only 1.25 miles each way, the trail is considered to be rather steep for the average person. Wear sturdy walking shoes (preferably hiking boots) and dress in warm, layered clothing.  Bring rain gear in case of inclement weather.   


price $185
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4.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

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

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


price $289
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Alesund, Norway



2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

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

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


price $95
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating

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

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


price $175
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

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

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


price $229
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing
Alesund: Full Day Trollstigen: Snowy Peaks & Deep Fjords
This scenic drive will take you all the way inland towards Valldal, where you will leave the fjords behind and make your way into the high mountains of the Romsdals Alps. You will make a stop at Gudbrandsjuvet, an 82-foot high ravine through which the Valldøla River has formed a complex of deep potholes and intricate formations. You will continue your drive into the high mountains of the Troll Road. At the 2,625-foot-high plateau, you will make a short stop to enjoy the magnificent view overlooking the valley. You will have an amazing view of the snowy peaks and the steep waterfall. Descending into the valley along the famous 11 hairpin turns you will follow the river towards Trollstigen Guesthouse where a delicious lunch is awaiting you. Surrounded by beautiful nature you will have enough time to enjoy your lunch before continuing your journey to the Troll Wall.  The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, measuring over 3,281 feet from its base to the summit of its highest point. At its steepest, the summit ridge overhangs the base of the wall by nearly 164 feet. The ridge is and has been a prestigious goal for rock climbers and its summit was only first climbed in 1965. The Troll Wall is also considered a mecca for base jumpers , but has been  made illegal, although some daredevils still attempt the jump after a 5-hour hike from the Trollstigen Plateau. After having admired the steep mountain ridge you will make your way back to Ålesund and the ship following a scenic drive along the Romsdalfjord and through the valleys and villages of the region.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible and there are many stairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $289
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1399
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1499
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

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

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


price $249
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

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

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

 

price $259
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Lerwick, Scotland



3 horus

Easy

sightseeing
Lerwick, Castles & Ponies
Your tour starts in the fishing port of Lerwick, founded in the 17th century.  The center is full of character, especially by the water’s edge where the older buildings are situated.  As we drive through the town we will see the Town Hall before turning west to the old town of Scalloway, the original main town and second largest settlement on the island.  En route we will pass Clickimin Broch –a defense tower with surrounding structures dating back 2,000 years. On arrival in Scalloway we will stop to visit the now roofless Castle which was built around 1600 by the tyrant Earl Patrick Stewart.  He used forced labor to build his residence and was executed in Edinburgh in 1615. You will then visit the fascinating local museum, which has a special display devoted to the Shetland Bus, boats which traveled between Shetland and Norway helping the Norwegian Resistance movement during World War II. If you prefer, wander along Scalloway’s Main Street and view the waterfront.  Leaving Scalloway, you will travel through the Tingwall Valley, pausing for a photo stop to view a small herd of Shetland Ponies.

Please note: Scalloway Museum is wheelchair accessible, Scalloway Castle is not.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Lerwick, Eshanes & North Shetland
You will be driven through Lerwick, the largest town in Shetland, dating from the 1600s, as you travel to the northwest Shetland Mainland.  Pass through Tingwall Valley and on to the picturesque community of Voe with its Scandinavian influence.  The scenery becomes more and more spectacular as you head north through Brae, crossing Mavis Grind where the North Sea almost meets the Atlantic Ocean, passing the Drongs; a sea stack, where we have a photo stop, and on to Tangwick Haa (Hall).  Here, visit the fascinating local museum and learn more about the area’s history of fishing and crofting before continuing to Eshaness Lighthouse. At Eshanes you can view the sea stacks and natural arches formed by the action of volcano and glacier – the black basalts and purple andesites that form the cliffs contain agates and amethysts.  Some of Britain’s oldest rock, at nearly 3 billion years old, is not far away.  A short walk along the cliff top allows you to savor and photograph the spectacular scenery.  After your bracing walk, you will return to the lovely Braewick Café for refreshments with views of the spectacular seascapes, before heading south once more.  On the return journey to Lerwick, look out for famous Shetland Ponies and hear more of Shetland’s culture and heritage from your experienced, local guide, having seen the very best scenery in Shetland.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. There is limited wheelchair access on this tour.


price $145
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3.15 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Lerwick, Jarlshof & Southern Shores
Depart through Lerwick, the capital of Shetland, as you begin your trip to the island’s most southerly point.  En route, you will pass through the rural townships of Fladdabister and, conditions permitting, pause to admire the view of the magnificent Mousa Broch, the tallest and best preserved broch in the world.  You will continue south down the west coast and pass St Ninian’s Isle where the famous Pictish horde of silver dating from the 9th Century was found in 1958. Continue south to visit the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof.  The site was uncovered by a violent storm in the winter of 1896/7, revealing an extraordinary settlement site embracing at least 5,000 years of human history.  The site contains a remarkable sequence of stone structures – late Neolithic houses, a Bronze-Age village, an Iron-Age broch and wheelhouses, several Norse longhouse, a medieval farmstead, and the 16th century laird’s house.   Visit the remains of these village settlements with your guide to make the most of your time here. You will then return to Lerwick with your guide telling you more about these islands as we look out for Shetland’s famous ponies on the way back.

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


price $129
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Kirkwall, Scotland



4 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Kirkwall, Distillery & Churches with Connoisseurs Whiskey Experience
You will leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow to the smaller South Isles. Drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during the Second World War to protect Scapa Flow. You will visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War II. The chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace but also to the ingenuity and skill of the prisoners. You will continue your journey to Highland Park to discover Orkney’s highly acclaimed 12-year-old malt whisky at the world’s most northerly whisky distillery. Here there will be an opportunity to tour the distillery and try a wee dram! Returning to Kirkwall you will visit the beautiful 12th  century sandstone St. Magnus Cathedral, built by the Vikings during their 700-year rule over the islands.

Please note: Guests can stay on the motor coach if the tour becomes too strenuous. 


price $229
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco
Kirkwall, Orkney Treasures
Depart Kirkwall and head into the west of Mainland, Orkney’s largest island. This tour passes through gentle rolling landscape and into the Neolithic Heartland of Orkney; an area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its wealth of pre-historic archaeology.  Passing the Standing Stones of Stenness you will stop at the Ring of Brodgar; a huge ceremonial circle of stones dating back almost 5,000 years.  You then continue on to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, beautifully interpreted in the visitor center.  See the remarkable dwellings revealed from beneath the sand dunes by storms only 150 years ago.  From here it is only a 656-foot walk to visit Skaill House, Orkney’s finest manor.  Skaill was built by Bishop George Graham in 1620 on the site of a farmstead thought to date to the Norse period.  In its 400 year history all 12 of its Lairds have been related and all have contributed to the history and collection in the house. Return to your coach and continue this circular route following the coastline of Scapa Flow, made famous for its role in both World Wars.

Please note: The ground around the Ring of Brodgar is very soft and not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing.


price $145
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Kirkwall, Sea-Faring Stromness
You will start this tour with a short coach transfer from Kirkwall to Stromness. On arrival in Stromness you will begin a walking tour with your informative guide from the picturesque harbor along the pretty flag-stoned street of this seafaring town. Making your way along the twists and turns of the street, you will explore the narrow lanes and tiny piers which intersect the street along its length. Stromness is a town of quirky architectural character, with many connections to the famous Hudson's Bay Company. You will hear fascinating stories about Stromness’ maritime history as well as learning about its arts and literary heritage. Following your walk you will have the option to visit the Stromness Museum and the beautifully refurbished Pier Arts Centre (time permitting) with exhibitions by both local and international artists. There will be time to explore the craft shops selling local knitwear, pottery, and art work before your coach returns you to Kirkwall

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as there are cobblestone walkways with steep inclines.


price $149
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3.75 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

sightseeing
Kirkwall, Sites of the South Isles with a Taste of Orkney
This is a wonderful tour for exploring the South Isles of Orkney and sampling some local produce. You will leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow on a 30-minute drive to the smaller South Isles. Drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during the Second World War to protect Scapa Flow. You will visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War Two. The chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace.  You will then continue south across two further Churchill Barriers to the island of Burray and stop for delicious refreshments in the lovely small fishing town of Burray Village for a taster plate of some local produce including Bere Bannocks (local bread) and local farmhouse cheese, and Orkney Fudge Cheesecake.  The tour will also include a glass of wine or beer. You will then continue to the Fossil and Heritage Centre.  Here you will learn more about the heritage of Orkney and the building of the Churchill Barriers in addition to an opportunity to learn more about Orkney’s geological history before returning to the ship.

Please note: Dress in warm, comfortable clothes and bring along waterproof things like an umbrella or rain poncho. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $199
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Torshavn, Denmark



3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Torshavn: Coastal Villages
Your first stop will be in Kollafjørður where you will visit an old Faroese church with a traditional, Faroese turf roof. On our way farther north, we head toward the village of Saksun, tucked away at the end of the road. As you get closer to Saksun, surprising vistas will delight you around each twist in the road. Then, there it is – one of the most distinctive villages in the Faroes. The old farm, Dúvugarðar, is now a national heritage museum, and, together with the outbuildings that belong to the museum, it provides an intimate look into past rural life in the Faroes. The round bay below the farm was at one time a natural harbor.  Today, although sand deposits have made its waters shallow and only accessible to small boats at high tide, it is the centerpiece of a spectacular panorama. You will return to Tórshavn via the mountain road and stop at the viewpoint overlooking the capital.

Please note:  There are 3-4 steps to enter the different venues and a small hill up to the museum in Saksun. 


price $95
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Torshavn: Island Of Vagar
You will leave Streymoy Island via Kaldbakfjord and the Kollafjørdur Valley, then pass through the new underwater tunnel and, 5 minutes later, arrive on Vagar Island. You will appreciate Vagar's ever-changing scenery and will have time explore its villages. Your guide will tell you about the island, its history and about life here today. Drive through the village of Sandavágur, where you'll visit the Midvágur Church, and pass the largest lake in the Faroe Islands before reaching Vatnsoyrar. In Bøur, you'll discover a little village with both old and new houses with green sod roofs and a charming old tar-blackened church. From there take in the spectacular view of Tindholmur and Mykines Islands beyond. You'll leave Bour through the tunnel to Gasadalur-Vagar's westernmost village, then return to Tórshavn via the mountain road to capture the extraordinary panoramic views out over the fjords and the capital.

Please note:  There are small hills and steps on most of the stops. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $85
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Torshavn: Scenic Faroes
From Tórshavn, take a 45-minute drive to the north, past idyllic villages and the old whaling station at Áir. The only bridge over the Atlantic, as it is sometimes called, spans the narrow channel of Sundini to connect Eysturoy with the larger island of Streymoy. Because the channel is so narrow, spectacular eddies form at the base of the bridge when the current is running strongly with the tide. You will pass Eiði and cross the mountains to Gjógv. On the way, you are treated to a view of the Giant and the Hag -two very distinctive sea stacks that your imagination will have fun with. You'll also pass the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur (2,983 feet) and see the rather handy Gjógv Gorge which, at 616-feet long, provides a marvelous natural harbor for the local fishing fleet to shelter in. Stop in the village of Gjógv, at the local guesthouse, to enjoy refreshments of coffee and tea with pancakes. The ride back to Tórshavn is via the mountain road and you will stop at the viewpoint overlooking the capital.

Please note:   This tour travels along a scenic mountain road.


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Torshavn: Vestmanna Sea Cliffs
Ride by coach to the village of Vestmanna. Here, you will board a boat and head out to the famous bird cliffs. All your senses will awaken with the sound of sea birds, the salty scent of the sea and its cool spray on your face, the stunning, weather-beaten cliff formations and the raucous riot of squawking birds who call the sea cliffs home. You'll cruise along the cliff wall, into a narrow gorge where sheer rock walls rise vertically on both sides towards the sky. The boat slowly enters one of the many grottoes, and for a moment, daylight disappears. Darkness and the sound of dripping water surround you and then, suddenly, you emerge on the other side. The boat stops for a while so you can enjoy the scenery. Take photographs to help you remember the details. After the boat trip, return to Tórshavn via the mountain road and stop at the viewpoint looking over the capital.

Please note: There are 4-5 steps to board the boat and the tour travels along a winding scenic mountain road.


price $115
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Reykjavik, Iceland



5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Reykjavik: Krysuvik & Blue Lagoon & Transfer to Hotel
The Reykjanes Peninsula holds many geological wonders – one of the country’s deepest lakes, bubbling and steaming earth and the world-renowned Blue Lagoon.  Your journey will start with a pleasant drive through Reykjavík city center with a short photo stop by one of the city’s main attractions, Hallgrímskirkja church. We will continue our tour by driving through the lively port town of Hafnarfjörður, situated picturesquely on an ancient lava flow. Continue on along the enchanting Kleifarvatn Lake, one of the deepest lakes in Iceland where you will have a photo opportunity and enjoy the rugged scenic landscape.  Then on to Krýsuvík where in the geothermal field, powerful jets of steam escape from deep below the earth’s crust and the multicolored pools of boiling mud bubble and pop continuously. You will head on across the impressive volcanic plateau of Reykjanes, driving through the bustling fishing village of Grindavík before arriving at the Blue Lagoon, located in the middle of a beautiful lava field. The Lagoon’s aquamarine-colored water, the steam and the lava landscape surrounding it succeed in creating a unique and memorable atmosphere. You will have a unique bathing experience here.   Homeward bound you will drive through the Reykjanes lava fields and through Reykjavik city before arriving at the Windstar hotel. 

Please note:  This itinerary may operate in a different order if necessary. Wear comfortable walking shoes. . At the end of the tour guests will be transferred to the chosen Windstar Hotel. If guests are booked at different hotels they will need to pay for transportation from the Windstar Hotel to their chosen property.


price $209
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Reykjavik: Panoramic Reykjavik & Viking History with Transfer to Airport
This classic city tour takes in all the highlights of Reykjavík.  Your journey will begin with a drive through Laugardalur (“Warm Water Valley”) where you will pass one of the most popular outdoor geothermal swimming pools. From there the road will lead you to drive past the open-air museum at Árbær.  You will, then cross the Ellidaá River, one of the world’s cleanest salmon rivers. Eventually you will reach Álftanes Peninsula where the President’s residence, is located.  Returning to the city  you will drive to Perlan, The Pearl with its viewing deck that offers great panoramic views over Reykjavik. You will head towards Hallgrímskirkja, the church that dominates the city skyline with its imposing tower, then drive through the charming old quarter of Reykjavik with its colorful wooden houses and narrow streets , past the University of Iceland complex and along the city pond, Tjörnin. Then you’ll reach the old harbor where you’ll make a quick stop. Finally you will follow the coastline and make one short stop at Höfdi House where the summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986. Drive directly to the Viking World Museum to enjoy the delicious Icelandic meat soup before exploring the museum. Then you will be drive to the airport or your waiting hotel.

Please note:  The order of the itinerary might be reversed if necessary. At the end of the tour guests will be transferred to the chosen Windstar Hotel. If guests are booked at different hotels they will need to pay for transportation from the Windstar Hotel to their chosen property.


price $189
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Heimaey Island, Iceland



2 HRS

Easy

wildlife

sightseeing
Heimaey Island: An Island Tour of Heimaey
This tour aims at introducing you to the main attractions of the main Westman Island. You will board your coach and drive into the Herjolfsdalur Valley where old farmhouses can be found.  Continue along the scenic western part of the island with a beautiful view of the outer islands of the archipelago. Your next stop will be the site of the largest colony of Atlantic puffins, then on to two volcanoes, the 5,000-year-old Helgafell and the considerably younger Eldfell, which erupted in 1973.  You will make a stop here to walk to an amazing panoramic viewpoint.  Continue on  over the new lava field, past the Skansinn, a fort where a wooden church was donated by Norway, before returning back to the pier.

Please note: Order of sites visited may vary. 


price $115
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Heimaey Island: Caves & Islands Rib Safari
The Westman Islands are renowned for their birdlife and interesting geological history. You will walk to  the RIB boat location where you will have a brief introduction to RIBs before your safari begins.  You will travel  into some of the caves around the area, such as the Eider Duck Cave, whose name derives from the eider duck colony nearby. You will visit a huge and extremely deep cave with beautiful basalt columns decorating the walls. You will also see a small cave where the sunlight shines through, creating a mesmerizing  interplay of light and water. The final cave you will see is the roomy Cliff Cave with its excellent acoustics.

Please note: While wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, whales are sometimes sighted on this tour, including orca, dolphins and porpoises. Often seals make an appearance as well as sea birds such as cormorants, fulmars, gannets and puffins. 
This trip is not recommended for people with back problems and pregnant women.  

price $225
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1.25 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

concierge
Heimaey Island: Concierge Collection: Volcanoes & Waterfalls Flightseeing
This is a unique opportunity to see Iceland from the air. You will depart from the pier and drive to the airport to board your plane for a flightseeing tour. You will fly over Landeyjar with its fluorescent green moss and contrasting black sand, and see the popular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Approaching the highlands you will see Thorsmork, a glorious oasis  sheltered by three glaciers.  You will head back toward Heimaey and on the way you will see Skogarfoss Waterfall, where a single or double rainbow is usually visible on sunny days.  Fly over the glaciers of Tindfjallajokull and Eyjafjallajokull before returning to the airport.

Please note: Flights and flight routes are subject to weather conditions and may vary accordingly.


price $539
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3 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

culture
Heimaey Island: Pompeii of the North
You will board your coach and drive into the Herjolfsdalur Valley where old farmhouses can be found.  Continue along the scenic western part of the island with a beautiful view of the outer islands of the archipelago. Your next stop will be the site of the largest colony of Atlantic puffins, then on to the 5,000-year-old Helgafell.  You will make a stop here to walk to an amazing panoramic viewpoint.  Continue on  over the new lava field, past the Skansinn, a fort where a wooden church was donated by Norway. Then you will visit the new Eldheimar – “Pompeii of the North” Museum where the history and aftermath of the 1973 eruptions are explored. Head to the notorious Eldfell volcano before returning to your yacht.

Please note: Order of sites visited may vary. 


price $145
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

walking
Heimaey Island: Walking Tour of Town & Lava Field
The beautiful Westman Islands are rich in natural beauty. Your walking tour with an informative guide will begin at the naturally formed harbor which was almost destroyed in the 1973 eruption.  You will walk to Skansinn, an old fort built by orders of the Danish King in the 17th century. You will see the wooden church near the fort and walk up the hill to the newly formed lava fields of Eldfell. You will walk along the edge of the lava field with a great view over the town. You will see signs of old houses that were buried during the eruption as you walk to the crater of Eldfell where you will appreciate more of the power of nature. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. We do not recommend this tour for guests with back problems.


price $79
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Seydisfjordur, Iceland



5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Seydisfjordur: A Step Back in Time
This tour will take you on a journey into the past, right by the edge of the largest wilderness area in Northern Europe. On a picturesque drive from Seyðisfjörður, head over the impressive mountain pass of Fjarðarheiði, which has numerous small and beautiful waterfalls. You will pass Egilsstaðir, a town of 2000 inhabitants and the commercial center of the area. Continue along Iceland’s third largest lake, Lagarfljót. The lake’s bed lies 328 feet below sea level, having been formed by glaciers over thousands of years. The lake is famous for the mythical “Ness” that is said to reside far below. There you will step off the coach and into the past in an adventurous fashion. At the Wilderness Center Exhibitions you will experience an adventure, be moved, surprised and enlightened without feeling as if you are in a museum. Every detail of the premises is designed to simulate the atmosphere of the life in the early days.  Before you make your way back to the pier you will enjoy traditional, homemade refreshments. On the way back to the pier you’ll pass the beautiful Hallormsstaðarskógur forest where over 40 species of trees from various parts of the world grow.

Please note: Dress warmly in layered clothing to face the unpredictabillity of Icelandic weather.


price $275
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

sightseeing
Seydisfjordur: Chasing Waterfalls
The nature surrounding the town of Seydisfjordur is a spellbinding display of waterfalls, mountains, and the ocean. This hiking tour  will provide you with the excellent opportunity to explore the beauty of the Icelandic landscape.  This guided walk will take you on a hike up to a part of the Vestdalur Valley near Seydisfjordur. The valley is a protected nature reserve due to its remarkable flora. Eventually you will reach the abandoned town of Vestdalseyri, where you will find ruins of the former town. The town was inhabited for roughly a century (1851-1963). Originally there was a whaling station and it was home to one of the largest cooperatives in the country. Despite its beautiful and sunny location the town declined with the last inhabitant leaving it in 1963.  You will walk past a series of beautiful waterfalls that will provide ideal photo opportunities, then return back to the coach and return to the pier.

Please note:  Dress warmly in layered clothing due to the unpredictability of Icelandic weather. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes. 


price $149
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5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors
Seydisfjordur: Hike To Hengifoss Waterfall
This hiking tour will take you on a walk to the third highest waterfall in Iceland. You will depart from the pier and drive over the impressive mountain pass of Fjardarheidi, passing several small waterfalls. You will stop at the village of Egilsstadir, then drive along Iceland’s third largest lake, Lagarfljot, with a lake bed that lies 328 feet below sea level. You will arrive at the starting point of your hike and it will take about 1.5 hours to reach the waterfall, with a drop of 387 feet.  Your descent from the waterfall will take about an hour and then you will drive around Lake Lagarfljot to reach one of the few forests in Iceland, Hallormsstadur, where over 40 species of trees from various parts of the world grow. 

Please note: Wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. 


price $219
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking
Seydisfjordur: Nature Walking Tour
This will be an easy and pleasant trail walk from the center of Seyðisfjörður, going partly on a gravel and grassy walkway through a forestry area and in to Fjarðarsel where you will find many beautiful waterfalls and a variety of Icelandic vegetation. Wild crowberries and blueberries can be found there in  late august. The scenic mountains, waterfalls, vegetation and the history of the town is a wonderful blend that makes this walk unforgettable.

Please note: Guests are advised to use marked footpaths to protect sensitive nature and to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photos and memories. Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Seydisfjordur: Skalanes Nature Reserve
Here is a unique opportunity to visit one of Iceland’s most remote places. You will drive to Thorarinsstadir, an important archaeological farm site. Then you will continue on to Skalanes Nature Reserve, where you will have a guided tour of the site where the Icelandic environment and cultural history can be researched and interpreted while maintaining a model for sustainable tourism. The area is home to about 47 different species of birds  during the summer and sometimes seals or reindeer can be spotted and on rare occasions a whale can be seen off the coast. Eider ducks nest in great numbers around the pond here.Before heading back to your waiting yacht you will enjoy some local refreshments.

Please note: Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. 


price $219
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Seydisfjordur: The Scenic East
You will board a coach and drive over the impressive mountain pass of Fjardarheidi to Egilsstadir, the commercial center of east Iceland.  From there you will continue along Lagarfljot, Iceland’s third largest lake that is 328 feet below sea level.  You will arrive at Skriduklaustur, the former home of one of Iceland’s greatest writers, Gunnar Gunnarsson. You will walk from there to Snaefellsstofa, the visitor’s center for the area.  Continue on to Valthjofsstadur, a 13th century church estate containing many valuable items. Back on your coach you will pass Hallormsstadur, one of the country’s most successful forestry stations with over 40 species of trees from various parts of the world. You will make one last stop in Egilsstadir to visit a souvenir shop with handcrafted items made by local artists.

Please note: Sites might be visited in a different order. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Seydisfjordur: Tinest Town in Iceland
Visit Mjóifjörður (‘Narrow Fjord’) and its attractions during this half-day tour in a specialized 4x4 vehicle with a local driver-guide. Mjóifjörður Fjord is known for its tranquility and history. During this tour you will visit some of its highlights and acquaint yourself with its history. You will stop by the waterfall of Klifabrekkufossar, where clear water tumbles down a tiered hillside by the road. Continuing on you will make a stop in the tiny village of Brekka, which has less than 40 inhabitants. You will also see the remains of a Norwegian whaling station at Asknes, it was the largest of its kind when it was built by the Norwegians around 1900, providing employment to approximately 200 workers. You will then drive back to the pier and enjoy the beautiful and imposing scenery that this small but impressive fjord offers. 

Please note: Tour time is approximate since the driving times depend on road conditions and weather.


price $349
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Akureyri, Iceland



7 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

dining

sightseeing

boating

concierge
Akureyri, Concierge Collection : Glacier Canyon River Rafting
Mind-blowing scenery, bubbling hot springs, action and relaxation combine to deliver a splash of unforgettable memories on a river rafting adventure tour through the magnificent West Glacial River Canyon.  The journey will start  with a scenic drive to the base camp in Skagafjörður where you will gear up and have safety instructions before heading down to the river to enjoy a 1.5 hour rafting through the canyon. On the way you’ll have the opportunity to sample hot cocoa from nature’s own kettle and the brave ones might want to try a little cliff jumping. This tour is ideal for those who want to enjoy a gentle water experience and the opportunity to explore Icelandic wilderness from the depths of the canyon with its high walls and extraordinary geology.  After the rafting you can have a relaxing moment in the outdoor hot tubs before enjoying the famous and delicious Icelandic meat soup

Please note:  the age limit for this tour is 12 years old. Bring  your swimsuit, a warm long sleeve fleece and a towel

price $399
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2 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

concierge
Akureyri, Concierge Collection: Diamond Circle Air Tour
The Diamond Circle Air Tour will take you on a classic sightseeing scenic flight over Godafoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss Waterfall, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Fly through the landscape of the epic television series The Game of Thrones, filmed in this dramatic landscape.  The route  will explore Godafoss Waterfall and then over Lake Myvatn, with its numerous scenic attractions and geothermal phenomena.  From Lake Myvatn fly over Vatnajökull National Park to see Dettifoss, a spectacular waterfall where cascades plunge from a height of 144 feet into a narrow canyon. From the Dettifoss Waterfall you will follow the magnificent canyons, before turning homeward bound for Akureyri. Relax and take in the north-east coastline as the Troll Peninsula mountain range comes into view in the west.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing.


price $529
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

horseback
Akureyri, Horseback Riding In Akureyri
There is an old Icelandic law that forbids the import of horses and any horse that leaves Iceland is barred from returning.  Icelandic horses have been nicknamed, “the most useful servants” and they were bred to withstand the harsh elements.  You will depart from the pier and drive the short distance to the stables where you will be saddled up with a gentle horse and head out for a 1-hour easy riding tour through the lush countryside near Akureyri. 

Please note: The age limit for this tour is 12. No prior riding experience is required and all necessary equipment will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing.


price $145
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8 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing
Akureyri, Jewels of the North
This popular tour encompasses the highlights of Northern Iceland. You will begin with a drive along the picturesque coastline of Eyjafjordur Fjord to beautiful Godafoss Waterfall. You will continue through fertile farmlands to reach Lake Myvatn, one of Iceland’s natural treasures. This lake is home to thousands of birds. Your next stop will be Namaskard, a striking geothermal field full of mud-pots, steam vents, sulfur deposits, boiling springs and fumaroles. Close by is Dimmuborgir, a dramatic lava landscape with strange formations, columns and arches that have been the source of many icelandic folktales. A short drive away you will find Skutustadir pseudo-craters, formed by gas explosions when boiling lava flowed over the wetlands near the lake. You will have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your waiting ship.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary.


price $269
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Akureyri, Leisurely Akureyri & Godfass Waterfall
Take a leisurely journey around Akureyri and its nearby surroundings. You will depart from the pier and head along the coastline through lush and fertile farmlands to reach Godafoss, known as the ”Waterfall of the Gods.” Then you will return to Akureyri, colorfully framed by the sea and the mountains. Take a short sightseeing tour of Akureyri’s old quarter with architecture that bears a strong Danish influence, before driving to the Akureyri Botanical Gardens, founded in 1912, and presenting examples of every species indigenous to Iceland as well as an extensive collection of high-altitude, high-latitude plants from around the world. After our visit to the Botanical Garden we’ll drive a short distance to the famous Art Alley where we will set out on foot and walk back to the pier. On this short walk we will stroll through the Art Alley, passing the Akureyri Church, before reaching the pier.

Please note: The order of sites seen may be reversed.


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

sightseeing

essentials
Akureyri, Myvatn Nature Baths & Godafoss Waterfall
There is hardly a better way to enjoy Iceland’s plentiful geothermal power and beautiful  vistas of lava and moss than a visit to one of the best nature baths. You will depart from the pier for the 1.5-hour drive to Myvatn Nature Baths. The tastefully designed complex will offer you a relaxing dip in clouds of steam rising from below the earth’s surface.  These warm and soothing waters benefit both your skin and your spirit. You will have 1.5  hours to enjoy the baths before your 1-hour drive to Godafoss Waterfall where you will have time to take photos and appreciate the beauty of the falls.  Re-board your motor coach for the 40-minute drive back to your waiting ship.

Please note: Bring your camera, swim suit, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Order of sites visited may be reversed.


price $219
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Akureyri, Siglufjordur Town & Microbrewery Tasting
You will travel along the Eyjafjörður coastline to Siglufjörður Fjord, focusing on coastal life and the beautiful seaside surroundings on the way. You will have time to walk on a black-sand beach in Ólafsfjörður Village. From there you will travel to Siglufjörður Village, the shooting location for the popular Icelandic TV series “Trapped.” Among other stops will be the busy harbor area of Dalvík Village, one of the biggest ports in the Icelandic fishing industry, and the old herring factory in Hjalteyri Village. The tour will end  with a special visit to Kaldi Brewery, Iceland’s first microbrewery, where you  will get to taste their products, along with local food, matched with their brews.

Please note: Wear warm layered clothes and comfortable walking shoes.


price $249
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Akureyri, Whale Rib Safari
Experience getting up close to the incredible humpback whales of the Eyjafjörður Fjord, a place of serene beauty and marine life, framed by glacier-carved and snow-capped mountains. The Eyjafjörður Fjord is narrow and deep and is perfect for the small RIB boats that depart from Akureyri pier. With only 12 guests per boat the RIB boats will allow you to get closer to the whales and wildlife than any other boat can offer. The boats are small and fast which means youcan cover a larger area as you search for wildlife. This allows for an increased chance of spotting whales, dolphins and bird life. Like all wild nature experiences, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However, the potential for whale watching from Akureyri is excellent and has a 95% success rate for spotting whales. Many species have been sighted here, including blue-fin, humpback, minke and sei whales.

Please note: This tour is not for those with back or neck problems. Safety overalls will be offered onboard the boats. It is recommended you  bring your own warm and waterproof clothes, as it can be cold and wet and wear flat comfortable shoes. 


price $299
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Isafjordur, Iceland



3 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

culture
Isafjordur: Arctic Foxes & Avalanches
On this tour you will learn about Iceland’s only native terrestrial mammal, the Arctic fox during a visit to the charming village of Sudavik.   You will board a coach for the 25-minute scenic drive to Sudavik village.  The village is divided into two halves – the old town and the new town.  The old town was hit by an avalanche in 1995. In the middle is the Arctic Fox Centre, a non-profit research center and museum dedicated to the fox that you will visit.  You  will have time to have a coffee break at their lovely café. Next you will visit the local church  to hear  a traditional Icelandic music program. On your way back to Isafjordur you will stop along the Alftafjordur  fjord and then another short stop to visit the avalanche memorial sign.

Please note: Sites may be visited in a different order. 


price $149
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2 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing
Isafjordur: ATV Tour
In 2 hours on an ATV you will be able to see all the surroundings of Isafjordur in a great and fun way. This tour will start in downtown Isafjordur. Your guide will make sure you know the bike before the tour begins. You will drive through the town up towards the mountain, where you will take a gravel road into the fjord. From there you will drive down to the beach and again up another mountain road up to the top of the mountain Þverfjall. From there you will have an amazing view over Skutulsfjordur and to the next fjords. On the way back you will drive through the forest in Tungudalur. What a great way to experience Isafjordur and its surroundings from a different perspective. 

Please note: Photostops  can be made wherever you want. There will be 1-2 people on each bike.The bikes are automatic and easy to drive. All you need is a driver’s license. Included are a  helmet, gloves and an insulatetd coverall.

     

price $379
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3 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Isafjordur: Bird Paradise Island
Vigur is a lovely island and the nesting ground for countless birds and the home of farmers whose family has lived there since 1884.  You will board a boat for the 30-minute trip to Vigur where you will take a leisurely walk around the island with a perfect opportunity to see birds like Eider ducks in their natural environment. The farmer protects the nests and uses the down that the ducks pluck from their chests. You will see Iceland’s oldest windmill, built in 1840 and a 200-year-old rowboat still used to ferry sheep to the mainland.  You will visit the Viktoria House, restored by the National Museum of Iceland where you will be served coffee and cakes and see  one of the smallest post offices in Europe. 

Please note:  The sighting of sea birds cannot be guaranteed as it depends on the season and the weather.   Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $169
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2 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors
Isafjordur: Calm Fjord Kayaking
Fjord kayaking is not only a healthy and rewarding way to spend some time, it’s also a perfect way to get to know Icelandic nature up close. The West Fjords have earned a deserved reputation for being the nature- and adventure-lover’s paradise. You will take a short walk to the kayak center and receive some instruction on kayaking before beginning your tour. You will see the fjord’s beauty right from the water under the magnificent mountains towering over the area  in this get-close-to-nature  experience.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 


price $185
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2 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing

concierge
Isafjordur: Concierge Collection: Osvor, Skalavik & Bolafjall - Super Jeep
Explore the highlights of the Bolungarvik region on an Icelandic super jeep. Your first stop will be the famous Osvor Maritime Museum, where you will stop for about half an hour to learn about this 19th  century fishing base. Afterwards you will take the steep and impressive road to the Bolafjall mountain peak, which on a clear day offers panoramic views over northern Isafjardardjup Bay and Hornstrandir. There is an old radar station at the top of Bolafjall, which was built by the US Army but is no longer in use. Finally you will traverse to the remote creek of Skalavik, which used to be inhabited decades ago but now features only summerhouses. Stop by the beach and take a short walk there to admire the beautiful surf coming straight in from the Arctic Ocean.

Please note: The museum admission is included in this shore excursion price.  Because of the jeep’s large tires, this tour is not suitable to persons with severe mobility restrictions,  who are very overweight, and/or not very tall. Wear warm layered clothing.


price $249
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

hiking

outdoors

sightseeing
Isafjordur: Dynjandi Waterfall & The Westfjords
You will begin this tour with a 90-minute drive to Dynjandi, the majestic icon of the Westfjords. There you will stop for up to an hour to enjoy the wonderful views of the waterfall and Arnarfjordur fjord, and listen to the soothing sound of Dynjandi tumbling down the mountain in a series of seven waterfalls. The top tier is certainly the most impressive but each one of the other 6 is unique in its own right! You will have the option to doing the easy hike up to the top tier for a magnificent view (you can decide how far up you are comfortable going,  and people of average fitness with no leg problems can comfortably go to the top). On your way back you will stop for half an hour at Hrafnseyri, a perfect place to enjoy light refreshments and take an optional stroll around to explore the traditional turfhouses and church, or to enter the museum dedicated to Iceland's independence hero Jón Sigurðsson who was born in Hrafnseyri.

Please note:  No hiking equipment is provided nor necessary, but guests are encouraged to wear hiking boots or comparable outdoor shoes and to dress warmly for the optional walk up to the top tier of Dynjandi.


price $229
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5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

walking

boating
Isafjordur: Hesteyri Abandoned Village & Osvor Museum
This is a combo tour of the Osvor Maritime Museum and Hesteyri abandoned village. Osvor is a replica of a 19th century fishing station that has been converted into a museum. The museum contains a double 19th century fishing base, a salt hut, a fish drying area and a drying hut. Among the pieces displayed, there is the rowboat Ölver that gives a good idea of the kind of ships that were used for fishing in that time. In the museum are also for display all kinds of fishing equipment and various tools that were used for fishing and fish production in the time of the fishing base. The curator will greet you wearing a skin suit that is similar to the one Icelandic sailors wore in that time and will describe what you will see there. The boat tour will go to the beaches of Hornstrandir, one of the most beautiful and remote areas in Iceland. The abandoned village of Hesteyri can only be reached by boat and is a wonderful spot where time has stood still for several decades. On your boat ride you will see spectacular sceneries of the fjord and perhaps catch a glimpse of Drangajökull Glacier and maybe some puffins and arctic terns. On rare occasions whales are seen in the fjords and seals sometime swim alongside the boat. After a 50-60 minute ride you will arrive at Hesteyri Village. The area is now a nature reserve, where the arctic fox feels very much at home and you are likely to see some scurrying off. Until the 1950s Hesteyri had a small and scattered community supported by the whaling industry and a herring processing plant. Eventually the isolation and hardships that the location imposed proved too hard to bear. The villagers made the joint decision to abandon their homes and seek a new life elsewhere. A dozen houses are still maintained as summer residences for the former villagers and their descendants. Your guide will take you on an informative walk around this fascinating place. You’ll have some refreshments in the former doctor’s residence before heading back to Isafjordur.

Please note: Wear warm layered clothing as it can get breezy on the boat and  good sturdy shoes for the uneven steps. This tour  is not for people with mobility concerns as you might need to take a small Zodiac to go ashore for the stop in Hesteyri if it is low tide.


price $269
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

boating
Isafjordur: History at Hesteyri
This boat tour goes to the beaches of Hornstrandir, one of the most beautiful and remote areas in Iceland. The abandoned village of Hesteyri can only be reached by boat and is therefore a wonderfully unspoiled land where time has stood still for several decades. Your boat ride will afford spectacular sceneries of the fjord and if the weather is clear you’ll catch a glimpse of Drangajökull Glacier and maybe some puffins and arctic terns. On rare occasions whales are seen in the fjords and seals sometime swim alongside the boat. The 70-minute journey will take you to  Hesteyri village. This s isolated spit of land is framed with steep cliffs and has two majestic mountains in its background. The area is now a nature reserve, where the arctic fox feels very much at home and you are likely to see some scurrying off.  Until the 1950s Hesteyri had a small and scattered community supported by the industry of whaling and later by a herring processing plant. This visit will  give you  insights into the isolation and hardships the villagers faced that eventually proved too hard to bear. The villagers made the joint decision to abandon their homes and seek a new life elsewhere. A dozen houses are still maintained as summer residences for the former villagers and their descendants.  Your guide will take you on an informative walk around this fascinating place. You’ll have some refreshments in the former doctor’s residence before heading  back to Ísafjörður and your ship

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


price $185
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3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

refreshments

walking

essentials
Isafjordur: Modern Taste of Isafjordour - Walking Tour
For those of you who want to know what current life is like, this walking tour will provide an insight into the modern life of the local people in Ísafjörður. Following a stroll around the heart of the town, you will drop in at the Culture House for an insight into the local arts. A taste of the modern local cuisine awaits you at a popular pub, where the locals gather to party away the long winter nights. Dropping in at the Everyday Museum, take a peek into the life of local people through a variety of media. The tour will round off perfectly, with the last stop at the town´s recently established brewery.

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


price $149
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2 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Isafjordur: RIB Boat Whale Watching
Enjoy the breathtaking view over the unique landscape from the sea side while looking out for whales and maybe even seals and birds in their beautiful natural environment.  You will cruise around Ísafjarðardjúp, the stunning fjord region by Ísafjörður town with it‘s beautiful fjords and mountain ranges.  Your journey will bring you past the beautiful bird island Vigur or Snæfjallaströnd (Snow-Mountain Coast). Chances are high that you’ll spot different kinds of birds such as puffins flying around, seals might swim by and probably even whales swimming across the sailing route. With only 12 guests per boat the RIB boats will  allow you to get closer to the whales and wildlife than any other boat can offer. The boats are small and fast which means you can cover a larger area as you search for wildlife

Please note: Wear warm layered clothes and good sturdy walking shoes. Like all wild nature experiences, sightings cannot be guaranteed. We do not recommend this tour for guests with back problems or pregnant women.


price $279
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2 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture

walking
Isafjordur: The Trolls Throne
Wild and rugged, uncompromising and mesmerizingly beautiful, geologically and volcanically active, a place of thermal springs, mountains, valleys, rivers and waterfalls: the incredible island of Iceland is all of these things. In addition, – as everybody surely knows – the island’s craggy mountainsides provide a comfortable home for the world’s remaining trolls,  those formidable creatures of Norse mythology. According to a legend told by the locals of Ísafjörður, a huge troll once lived in the area and one day, he decided to go for a walk in the fjord. However, soon getting tired from all the exercise, the troll spotted a nice tall mountain high above the town that looked like the perfect spot to have a rest. However, when the thickset troll sat down, his incredible weight squashed part of the mountainside, leaving a large indentation that remains visible to this day: the so-called Troll’s Throne, or Naustahvilft, Its proper name. Situated only a few hundred feet up the mountain from the port, the Troll’s Throne is a popular hiking destination for tourists and locals alike. Your walking experience up to the bowl-like “throne,” which was actually formed by a glacier, will take you over ideal hiking terrain: a good mixture of grass, soil and sheep-trodden paths. Once at the top, you will be rewarded with wonderful views over the port and the picturesque fjord. Your return hike back down the mountain to your ship marks the end of this troll-themed tour.

Please note: Wear sturdy walking shoes and warm clothing.


price $139
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Grundarfjordur, Iceland



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Grundarfjordur: A Journey to the Center of the Earth
Make your own journey to the center of the earth during this exciting tour that is perfect for the adventurous visitor. The tour will begin with a scenic drive from the port in Grundarfjörður.As we get closer to Snæfellsjökull Glacier you will reach your destination where your guide will greet you.After all the guests have been provided with helmets and flashlights you will head to the entrance of the cave.   Inside the lava cave there are two main sections. The upper section has great features and unique formations of lava.The lower part of the lava cave can only be reached by a long and narrow staircase that will take you deep underground, to a place which was hidden from the outside world for thousands of years. As you make your way through the cave the guide will inform you about the geology, history and folklore associated with the cave. When you’re deep inside the lower cave all the lights will be turned off and you will experience total darkness. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $229
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6 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

dining

sightseeing

concierge
Grundarfjordur: Concierge Collection: Glacier Hiking
Snæfellsjökull Glacier is one of the most picturesque mountains in Iceland. Rising up to 4,800 feet over sea level in the middle of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula this famous volcano is visible from more than 62 miles away. The most widely known literature about the glacier is Jules Verne’s novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth. According to Verne the entrance to get down to the center lies through a caldera at the top of the glacier.  Your drive to the glacier will offer a breathtaking view. On clear days the whole Westfjord peninsula is visible and beyond the North Atlantic Ocean, the shores of Greenland can be made out.  This is one of the very best glacier hikes in the world. You will experience walking on ice through beautiful scenery from the roots of the glacier up to the crevasse area where you can see beautiful ice formations. After the hike you will drive down to a local restaurant in the tiny fishing village of Arnarstapi. There you will enjoy a delicious soup and enjoy the surroundings after your refreshing glacier hike.

Please note: This tour involves walking on a glacier, which is uneven and slippery in parts. Helmets are provided and must be worn. Crampons and an ice ax will also be provided for use on the glacier. Be ready for all kinds of weather.  Dress in layers. Wind and rain protected clothes. Sturdy hiking shoes must be worn and bring gloves.  This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and participants must be at least 12 years of age.


price $399
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Grundarfjordur: Fins & Feathers
This wildlife and sea-angling tour takes you to the bountiful waters of Breidafjordur Bay. You will board your boat and head for the nearby island of Melrakkaey, a nature reserve where many birds are free to nest, such as puffins, shags, cormorants, kittiwakes, and more. You will sail close to the cliffs to get the best view and photograph these beautiful ocean birds. Then you will try some sea-angling. It will be action and excitement as you try to catch the big one.

Please note: Bring your camera. Sightings of particular birds cannot be guaranteed. 


price $199
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

sightseeing
Grundarfjordur: Hiking In The Berserk Lava Field
This tour offers a hiking experience in the extensive Berserkjahraun Lava Field in the mystical Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Berserkjahraun, which roughly translates to “mad-man lava field” is a place where green moss partly covers ancient black lava rocks surrounded by pyramid-shaped mountains and the sea. The sources of the lava are four prominent scoria craters which erupted at short intervals approximately 4,000 years ago. The lava field is also central to the story of two men which appears in Eyrbyggja Saga. One of them fell in love with the chieftain’s daughter and was promised her hand in marriage on the condition that he build a path through the rugged lava field. The men went “berserk” and completed the task in a remarkably short time. When they finished the chieftain arranged for their murder and had them buried close to the bridle path. Excavations have revealed that, like many of the Icelandic Sagas, the story might have some elements of truth to it.  You will hike for about an hour over this interesting terrain.

Please note: Be ready for all kinds of weather.  Dress in layers. Have wind and rain protected clothes and good sturdy hiking boots.


price $169
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Grundarfjordur: Top of the Diamond
Snæfellsjökull Glacier has been immortalized in the fictional works of Jules Verne and Halldór Laxness. This tour gives visitors the perfect opportunity to visit this mystical ice cap which towers over the Snæfellsnes peninsula.  The fantastic glacier tour to Snæfellsjökull will begin as you board the transfer coach which will bring you to the glacial roots. There you will change vehicles and board a specialized glacier vehicle and drive up to the glacier to about 4,600 feet above sea level. There you will stop and enjoy the sights of the glacier. If weather allows, you’ll have a beautiful panoramic view over Hellissandur Sand, the wide bay of Breiðafjörður and as far as Látrabjarg Cliffs. On your way back to Grundarfjordur, stop for refreshments of hot coffee, hot chocolate, and astrapangur (loveballs). 

Please note: Be ready for all kinds of weather.  Dress in layers. Have wind and rain protected clothes and good sturdy hiking boots.


price $299
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4 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Grundarfjordur: Viking Sushi Adventure Boat Tour
This incredible boat tour sails around the unspoiled islands off the shore of the scenic Snaefellsnes Peninsula.  You will drive from the pier along the otherworldly landscape to the town of Stykkisholmur where you will board a ferry for your archipelago adventure. You will sail through whirlpool currents past numerous islands with strange but beautiful rock formations and basalt columns.  This tour will be a treat for bird watchers as birds nest and breed in the rocks and cliffs and when seen will provide amazing photo opportunities. Among the birds nesting here are puffins, shags, cormorants, kittiwakes, black guillemots, fulmars and other bird species.  You may also spot a seal gliding around the boat. The captain will demonstrate how rich in marine life the waters are here as he will haul in a net filled with fresh delicacies. You will have the opportunity to sample the catch right on the boat. You will return to Stykkisholmur where you will have half an hour at your leisure before returning to Grundarfjordur.

Please note: Sightings of specific birds cannot be guaranteed. 


price $189
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

culture

walking

sightseeing
Grundarfjordur: Wonders of the West
This tour will offer a chance to see many of the wonderful highlights of Snaefellsnes Peninsula. You will drive through several small fishing villages that hug the dramatic coast on your way to the famous Snaefellsjokull Glacier. You will stop at Djupalonssandur Beach for a short refreshing walk on the pebbled beach where strange rock formations are found and you can take the strength test on four great rocks weighing from 50 to 340 pounds. After a short drive past the cliffs of Londrangar, you will arrive in the tiny fishing village of Arnarstapi with  its many interesting lava formations and an abundance of birdlife. After a walk you will board your coach and head for Budir, famed for its beautiful surroundings of black lava and yellow-sand beach.  You will visit the church  then continue over Frodarheidi Heath back to Grundarfjordur.

Please note: Sightings of sea birds cannot be guaranteed. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The itinerary order may vary.


price $249
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Reykjavik, Iceland



5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Reykjavik: Krysuvik & Blue Lagoon & Transfer to Hotel
The Reykjanes Peninsula holds many geological wonders – one of the country’s deepest lakes, bubbling and steaming earth and the world-renowned Blue Lagoon.  Your journey will start with a pleasant drive through Reykjavík city center with a short photo stop by one of the city’s main attractions, Hallgrímskirkja church. We will continue our tour by driving through the lively port town of Hafnarfjörður, situated picturesquely on an ancient lava flow. Continue on along the enchanting Kleifarvatn Lake, one of the deepest lakes in Iceland where you will have a photo opportunity and enjoy the rugged scenic landscape.  Then on to Krýsuvík where in the geothermal field, powerful jets of steam escape from deep below the earth’s crust and the multicolored pools of boiling mud bubble and pop continuously. You will head on across the impressive volcanic plateau of Reykjanes, driving through the bustling fishing village of Grindavík before arriving at the Blue Lagoon, located in the middle of a beautiful lava field. The Lagoon’s aquamarine-colored water, the steam and the lava landscape surrounding it succeed in creating a unique and memorable atmosphere. You will have a unique bathing experience here.   Homeward bound you will drive through the Reykjanes lava fields and through Reykjavik city before arriving at the Windstar hotel. 

Please note:  This itinerary may operate in a different order if necessary. Wear comfortable walking shoes. . At the end of the tour guests will be transferred to the chosen Windstar Hotel. If guests are booked at different hotels they will need to pay for transportation from the Windstar Hotel to their chosen property.


price $209
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
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Reykjavik: Panoramic Reykjavik & Viking History with Transfer to Airport
This classic city tour takes in all the highlights of Reykjavík.  Your journey will begin with a drive through Laugardalur (“Warm Water Valley”) where you will pass one of the most popular outdoor geothermal swimming pools. From there the road will lead you to drive past the open-air museum at Árbær.  You will, then cross the Ellidaá River, one of the world’s cleanest salmon rivers. Eventually you will reach Álftanes Peninsula where the President’s residence, is located.  Returning to the city  you will drive to Perlan, The Pearl with its viewing deck that offers great panoramic views over Reykjavik. You will head towards Hallgrímskirkja, the church that dominates the city skyline with its imposing tower, then drive through the charming old quarter of Reykjavik with its colorful wooden houses and narrow streets , past the University of Iceland complex and along the city pond, Tjörnin. Then you’ll reach the old harbor where you’ll make a quick stop. Finally you will follow the coastline and make one short stop at Höfdi House where the summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986. Drive directly to the Viking World Museum to enjoy the delicious Icelandic meat soup before exploring the museum. Then you will be drive to the airport or your waiting hotel.

Please note:  The order of the itinerary might be reversed if necessary. At the end of the tour guests will be transferred to the chosen Windstar Hotel. If guests are booked at different hotels they will need to pay for transportation from the Windstar Hotel to their chosen property.


price $189
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