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Heimaey Island, Iceland

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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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4.15 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing

beyond
Heimaey Island: Beyond Ordinary: Snowmobile & Helicopter Glacier Adventure
This exclusive tour contains the ultimate adventure, a combination of helicopter flightseeing and snowmobiling on Iceland’s 4th largest glacier, Mýrdalsjökull.  You will depart from the main island of Vestmannaeyjar and fly over the islands of the archipelago before heading to the mainland. Among other wonders of Iceland’s nature you will see Eyjafjallajökull glacier, the volcano that erupted in 2010 and brought the world to a halt for a few days. You might catch a glimpse of Mountain Hekla, which is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes with over 20 eruptions since the time of settlement in 874. Mýrdalsjökullwill be your destination,and  after landing you will have a short lesson on safety procedures and how to operate the snowmobile. Next up is to push the throttle and ride the glacier while enjoying the magnificent scenery, with Eyjafjallajökull glacier from the west and the breathtaking view over the South coast and its black beach. The ride offers  a fun, scenic and comfortable challenge you won’t forget. It is an ideal way to experience the wilderness and get in touch with nature. After the refreshing snowmobile ride you will board the helicopter and enjoy the scenery on the way back to Vestmannaeyjar. 

Please note: To operate the snowmobile a valid driver's license is required. Wear warm, layered clothing and good sturdy shoes.


price $5399
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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
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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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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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

sightseeing
Torshavn: Hiking in the Mountains
This excursion departs by bus and will take you along the Kaldbak Fjord where you will enjoy the sight of cascading waterfalls and lazy sheep wandering about. Drive through the tunnel to Kollafjørður and further north through the valley and stop at the top of the columnar basalt of Streymoy Sill. Your walk will start from this point, situated 919 feet above sea level. Head up the mountain towards the sill. On the top you can admire the splendid scenery of the rock formation and a beautiful scenery of the island of Vágar. You will pause by the small lakes before heading back down the mountain. After the hike, return to Tórshavn via the mountain road and stop at the viewpoint overlooking the capital.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $75
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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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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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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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Alesund, Norway



2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

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

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


price $85
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating

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

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


price $149
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

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

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


price $199
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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 $245
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

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

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

 

price $245
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Geiranger, Norway



3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Geiranger Panorama
This tour will show you Geiranger and the spectacular Geirangerfjord from the most famous viewpoints in the area.  You will board your motor coach departing from the pier. From the landing stage in Geiranger the drive goes uphill via the Ørnesvingen (Eagle’s Road) to a viewpoint, where you will see a breathtaking view of the fjord and your ship. After a photo stop, you will return to Geiranger and continue through the wild Flydal Valley along numerous hairpin bends to Lake Djupvatn. Afterwards you will continue along the fascinating road to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba (5,000 ft. elev.). From here you will be able to see far beyond the Geirangerfjord on a clear day. On the way back to Geiranger and to your waiting yacht, there will be a photo stop at Flydalsjuvet viewpoint.

Please note: There are steps to access the motor coach, no wheelchair elevator and wheelchairs must be collapsible.  The ride along Eagle’s Road contains several hairpin turns. 


price $199
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

concierge
Geiranger: Concierge Collection: Geirangerfjord Rib Adventure
Experience the magnificent Geirangerfjord in a safe and comfortable open RIB (rigid inflatable boat). You will be met at your ship to walk to the RIB launch.  You will receive an introduction to the RIB and how to use the waterproof safety suits. In high speed with sea spray in your face you will enjoy a trip through the Geirangerfjord accompanied by your expert guide. You will make photo stops at the famous waterfalls Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil, and get very close to the falls.  You will view the abandoned farms along the Geirangefjord such as Skageflå, Knivsflå, Blomberg, and Matvik, all of which reveal the life along the fjord many years back.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for children under 14 and written consent must be provided by parent/guardian to participate. For safety reasons, this adventure is not recommended for people with limited mobility.


price $225
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3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

refreshments
Geiranger: Electric Bike Adventure to Flydalsjuvet
Join this e-bike adventure taking you past scenic landscape, waterfalls, farms and up to stunning views of Geiranger.  This is cycling made easy to give you the extra push to enjoy one of Geiranger’s most breathtaking overlooks, Flydalsjuvet! After receiving instruction on how to operate your electric bike you will begin your journey to the famous viewpoint, Flydalsjuvet, offering an impressive view of Geiranger, Geirangerfjord and your cruise ship.  You will also have a photo opportunity at the Queen's Chair before making your way to Knuten - The Knot. This unique and scenic road was designed to reduce the incline and crosses itself by a stone bridge. It was taken out of use in the 1970’s and represents an important monument to the road-building pioneers who built Geiranger Road in 1881.  Bicycling on to Dalen Farm you will be served coffee/tea and waffles while you learn about the life in Dalen through storytelling.  Here you can refill drinking bottles and use the service rooms.  Cruising back to Geiranger you will pass the Grindalselva waterfall - the drinking resource to Geiranger.  

Please note: Participants must be at least 15 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult.  It is recommended you  wear sneakers, dress in layers, bring a windbreaker jacket or a rain coat. It can be cold biking downhill.  Bring a bottle of water and a backpack for your belongings.  You need to know how to ride a bike and be physically fit to participate.


price $185
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Geiranger: 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1699
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3 HRS

Strenuous

boating
Geiranger: Kayak towards Seven Sisters Waterfall
Experience the tranquil beauty of Geirangerfjord from the water as you skim along its pristine surface by kayak. You will take a short bus ride to meet your guide who will give you a safety briefing and paddling instruction.  Don your required life jacket and embark your double sea kayak to begin your adventure. You will pass several small homes along the coastline while you head toward the magnificent Seven Sisters Waterfall. Of its seven cascades, the tallest has a free fall of about 820 feet. Throughout, your guides will share stories and interesting facts about life in the fjord, the high mountains that form its walls and the incredible waterfalls. 

Please note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age 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 life jacket. Dress in warm, layered clothing and bring rain gear. Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  Although you will kayak toward Seven Sisters Waterfall the distance you cover will depend on the group you are traveling with. You may get wet!  


price $169
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

walking
Geiranger: Nordic Walking
Nordic walking began as a summer training exercise for serious ”cross-country” skiers. Fitness walkers in Europe adopted Nordic walking as a time-efficient, low- stress, total body workout and popularity is growing worldwide. Today,you will be invited on this invigorating and exciting walking excursion through the beautiful setting of Geiranger.   You will meet the expert guide at the pier where a briefing on Nordic walking will take place, along with specially designed poles to work the upper body while you walk. Like cross-country skiing, the poles are used by the arms to match each step you take. Beginning the walk, proceed at a casual walking speed, but experience a full body workout as the walking poles raise the heart rate and exercise the arms.  You will tour the hills and admire the mountain sides of Geiranger. Proceed uphill and over uneven terrain; however, the strenuous walk allows for wonderful views of the countryside. During the walk, stop at the village of Westerås, to enjoy a break, before continuing to Hole. After a brief stop, you will begin the Nordic walk back to the pier.

Please note: Guests must be in good physical condition to participate on this excursion. Uphill walking, uneven, gravel and paved terrain will be encountered. 


price $169
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Geiranger: The Unique Mountain Farm Herdalssetra
On this tour you will get the chance to visit one of the few still operative summer mountain farms in Norway. You will start the tour by boarding a motor coach at the pier and driving the famous Ørnesvingen (Eagle’s Road) to a breath-taking viewpoint of the fjord and your ship. After a photo stop, you will continue over the mountain landscape to the fjord on the other side of the mountain, to the village of Eidsdal. From here you will drive up a small narrow road toward the unique farm Herdalssetra. With its 450 goats and 30 farm houses, this is probably the largest farm co-operative for goats in Norway.  You will get a guided tour of the mountain summer farm with introductions to old and modern summer farming methods.  You will have a chance to see inside some of the old houses and will be shown traditional cheese-making which is still undertaken here as a working museum.  Also the special Herdal’s goat caramel is made here and you will be able to try a sample as well as the white and brown cheeses. You will return by the same road back to Geiranger.

Please note: There are steps to access the motor coach, no wheelchair elevator and wheelchairs must be collapsible.  The ride along Eagle’s Road contains several hairpin turns. Cheese and caramel are available for purchase – cash only.


price $239
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Bergen, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $175
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

unesco

sightseeing

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

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


price $649
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

walking

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

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


price $85
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Edinburgh, Scotland



4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

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

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


price $199
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4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

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

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


price $199
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Ullapool, Scotland, United Kingdom



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Ullapool, Castle Leod
Castle Leod is the home of the Chief of the Clan Mackenzie, the Earl of Cromarty, whose family has lived there for 500 years. It is one of the few castles in Scotland still to be occupied by the original family and remains very much a family home today. Occupying a magnificent setting below Ben Wyvis and just outside the Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer, Castle Leod's parkland boasts some of the finest trees in Scotland, the star attractions being the largest tree in the UK, a Wellingtonia, and a Spanish chestnut which was planted for a visit by Mary of Guise in 1550, the earliest known planting date of any tree in Britain. The Earl of Cromarty himself will personally welcome you to his ancestral home and conduct your private tour today. Enjoy the lived-in atmosphere and the fascinating history of the castle as well as the collection of fine portraits, maps and furniture and the Mackenzie Room situated in the old kitchen. A dram of fine malt or a soft drink will be included in this tour.
 
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $299
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Ullapool, Inverewe Gardens
Journey south to Inverewe Gardens, designed in the 19th  century by Osgood MacKenzie. First opened to the public during WWII by Osgood’s daughter Mairi, Inverewe Gardens was adopted by the National Trust for Scotland in 1953 when she passed away. You’ll be meet by a knowledgeable garden guide on arrival who’ll help you explore these wonderful gardens. The warm currents from the North Atlantic Drift help to create an oasis of color and fertility where exotic plants from many countries flourish on a latitude more northerly than Moscow, giving an almost continual display of color throughout the year. Himalayan rhododendrons, Tasmanian eucalyptus and many Chilean and South African plants are featured, together with a large collection of New Zealand plants including the National Collection of the genus Olearia.  Enjoy the scenic coastal drive back to Ullapool.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera. If visiting later in the summer some of the plants might not be in full bloom but there will still be lots of color and variety.


price $179
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Ullapool, Knocking Crag - Heart of the Geopark
Head north with your knowledgeable guide into the wilds of Scotland for a fascinating opportunity to learn more about the geology of this dramatic and beautiful area.  At Knockan Crag you will have the opportunity to see the geological feature first identified right here – the ‘Thrust’ (in which enormous forces move rocks sideways) has since been recognized in rocks around the world, including the Himalayas and Alps. At Knockan Crag, the Moine thrust has resulted in an unusual situation where older Moine rocks have come to rest over much younger rocks.  The rocks at and around Knockan Crag also record the last 3,000 million years of history for the landmass we now know as Scotland. Accompanied by an expert in the area’s geology, you will learn about this fascinating natural feature, spend some time in the excellent visitor center and walk along the Thrust Trail where you can bridge 500 million years with your bare hands. For the less energetic, the ‘Quarry Trail’ allows a return before the short climb that rises to the thrust.  There will be plenty of time for independent exploration on any of the trails. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Ullapool, Scenic Assynt
Take a scenic drive north from Ullapool through the dramatic and beautiful mountain scenery of the Northwest of Scotland Geopark.  On reaching Loch Assynt you will pass the atmospheric ruins of Calda House and Ardvreck Castle where you’ll have a photo stop, before continuing along the banks of the Loch towards Lochinver. Lochinver is a busy little fishing port and boasts a truly stunning setting on Loch Inver with a backdrop of the dramatic mountains of Suilven and Canisp.   Some free time here will give you the opportunity to explore at your leisure.  Return through the beautiful countryside to Ullapool, stopping briefly at Knockan Crag for a photo opportunity.

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


price $149
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Oban, Scotland



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Oban, Inverary Castle
You will board your motor coach for the70-minute  scenic drive from Oban to Inveraray, travelling along the shores of the narrow Loch Etive to Taynuilt, with its fine views.  Drive over the Pass of Brander past Loch Awe and see the striking ruins of Kilchurn Castle before arriving at Inveraray in the wooded Glen of Aray on the shores of Loch Fyne.  A short distance from the picturesque town of Inveraray stands the imposing castle.  Enjoy a brief historic overview of the small town and local area before heading to the castle. Located in 16 acres of parkland, the imposing castle combines Baroque, Palladian and Gothic architecture and has been home to the Dukes of Argyll since it was built in the 18th  century.  Beautifully presented, the castle is home to a fine collection of family portraits and tapestries, French 18th century furniture and an impressive collection of arms and armor.  The formal gardens have been recently opened to visitors and you may also visit these during your time at the castle.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and bring currency/credit cards and your camera.

price $155
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3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Oban, Kilmartin Glen - Scotlands Stonehenge
The area surrounding the village of Kilmartin in Argyll is incredibly rich in ancient monuments and can justifiably be called Scotland’s Stonehenge.  The area is home to hundreds of monuments including cairns, megaliths, inscribed stones and hill-top forts.  Their origins and meanings remain uncertain although in many cases their orientation and alignment seem to link people with the cycle of the seasons and the movements of the sun, moon and stars. Your journey will take you south along the beautiful coast before heading inland where you will travel back over 5,000 years to discover the mystery of Kilmartin Glen.   On foot, accompanied by your expert guide, visit three of these prehistoric monuments in Kilmartin Glen taking in the Nether Largie Stones, Temple Wood with its stone circles and the Nether Largie South Cairn.  You will hear of the history and theories of these remarkable monuments and their place in this unique landscape.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and bring currency/credit cards and your camera.


price $139
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

essentials
Oban, Oban Walking Tour & Distillery Visit
On arrival at the pier you will be met by your guide for a thrilling tour of Oban. Walk with your guide up the steep hill to McCaig’s Tower, commissioned by a local banker and philanthropist to provide winter work for the local stonemasons.  The steep climb is well worth the effort for the views over the busy harbor and out to the nearby islands.  Returning to the seafront your guide will take you to visit St Columba’s Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Argyll and the Isles.  The simple interior of the Cathedral contrasts with its bold exterior of pink Peterhead and blue Inverawe granite. Then it’s time to visit Oban Distillery where you will enjoy a guided tour, allowing you to experience the stages of production of Scotland’s national drink.  No distillery tour would be complete without the opportunity to taste the final product... Slàinte!  After your tour of the distillery, you might want to explore this bustling seaside town further or return to the pier with your guide.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and bring currency/credit cards and your camera. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair.

price $119
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4.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Oban, Scottish Highlands & Glencoe with Visitor Center
Departing Oban, your coach will take you through the picturesque scenery of the Pass of Brander and around the tip of Loch Awe with views of Kilchurn Castle before continuing to Tyndrum where a short stop will be made. The route climbs to Rannoch Moor, one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe.  Your coach will take you into the majestic Glencoe – scene of the infamous 1692 massacre and now a center for serious mountaineering providing some of the finest climbing and walking in Scotland.  A stop will be made at the award-winning Glencoe Visitor Centre to learn more about the history, geology and nature of this region.  Leaving the visitor centre the route will continue along Loch Linnhe.  You will see the islands of Lismore and Mull as you follow the shoreline of this sea loch.  You will pass Castle Stalker, a tower house situated on its own islet set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains before arriving back in the coastal town of Oban.  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and bring currency/credit cards and your camera.

price $149
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Belfast, Northern Ireland



8.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Belfast, Antrim Coast & Giants Causeway
Depart the port of Belfast and drive 75 minutes inland through the Northern Counties of Down and Antrim. Stop to photograph Dunluce Castle, a dramatic and picturesque ruin on a rocky headland. Next,you will arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Giant’s Causeway Site. The Interpretative Centre  there will allow you to decide for yourself which explanation of how the causeway’s 40,000 basalt stones were formed is most likely (or simply most interesting!). To stroll the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time. Your imagination will travel along stepping-stones that lead to either the creative turbulence of a bygone volcanic age or into the myths and legends of the past. You can board the “Causeway Coaster” minibus to bring you to the causeway itself.  Enjoy lunch at a nearby hotel.  Your return journey will take you along Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast  Some of the worlds most spectacular and unspoiled scenery is to be found in the county of Antrim. A stop will be made for you to view Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge. Spanning a chasm some 80 feet deep, its construction once consisted of a single rope handrail and widely spaced slats. The single handrail was subsequently replaced by a two-hand railed bridge, the current cage bridge was installed during Easter 2000.  Travel via the Coast Road to reveal an unrivaled seascape, towering cliffs, white sandy beaches, tranquil glens and lush forest parks. From the magnificent vantage point at Fair Head and Murlough Bay, on a clear day you can enjoy uninterrupted views of Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre, as well as the wild and mysterious island of Rathlin just seven miles off the coast. 

Please note:  Wear flat, comfortable shoes preferably with non-slip soles. Order of sights visited may vary. Bring your camera, local currency and a  waterproof jacket.


price $249
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Belfast, Belfast Panoramic & Titanic
This panoramic tour of Belfast will introduce you to the many varied features of Northern Ireland’s largest city. Built with 19th century industrial money, many fine buildings from this era grace the city still and are reminders of its prosperous past.  Your guide will provide insights as you see the Grand Opera House and the Albert Memorial before passing Queen’s University, home to the Botanic Gardens.  Located in these gardens is the Palm House – a superb structure of cast iron and curved glass panels. You will drive past Belfast City Hall – an impressive building with a 300-ft.-long façade of Portland stone. A stop here will allow you to photograph what is perhaps the most noteworthy of the statues here - the marble figure of "Thane,” commemorating the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. Visit the Titanic Belfast, the signature building telling the story of Titanic  that contains nine galleries with a variety of interpretative materials and media. Take a ride though the visual gantries where the Titanic was under construction. The adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building's giant atrium surrounded by the four high impact ‘hull’ shaped sections which house the experience.  You will experience a thrilling ride through the re-construction of the shipyards and the Titanic under construction. The stories of passengers, crew and the heroes of the day will be told in an exciting and modern way. At the conclusion, you can visit the wreck at her resting place on the floor of the North Atlantic. Rejoin your motor coach and guide for your return drive to the port and your awaiting ship.

Please note:  Wear flat, comfortable shoes preferably with non-slip soles. Order of sights visited may vary. Bring your camera, local currency and a  waterproof jacket.


price $139
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3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

concierge
Belfast, Concierge Collection: Black Taxi Tour Belfast
You will be taken on a tour by a local Black Taxi. These drivers are a gold mine of historical and anecdotal information related to the history of Northern Ireland and will give you a personalized tour that will both inform and entertain. Belfast is a city best explored with those who have lived through its ups and downs and can share with you its wonderful secrets. Your excellent and informative driver takes you deep into the underbelly of the streets of Belfast with an exciting ride in the world famous Black Taxi. Arrive at Stormont and drive through the iron gates, up the long drive to this historic edifice where a photo opportunity will be provided. Stop at a local pub for an Irish Coffee.

Please note:   Order of sights visited may vary. Bring your camera, local currency and a  waterproof jacket. Tour is conducted by a local English-speaking taxi driver.  4 guests max per taxi. When 4 guests in 1 taxi, 2 guests are required to sit facing backwards on fold down seats. Stormont may close unexpectedly due to government events.



price $399
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Belfast, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include  the Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Bushmills Distillery and Georges Market.

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


price $1149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Belfast, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include  the Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Bushmills Distillery and Georges Market.

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 $1249
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Belfast, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include  the Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Bushmills Distillery and Georges Market.

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
Belfast, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include  the Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Bushmills Distillery and Georges Market.

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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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Belfast, Hillsborough Castle & Belfast City
The North’s largest city is an eclectic mix of charming Victorian and Edwardian buildings, engaging attractions and a grand history that’s on display around every corner. Your tour will begin as your coach travels through stately Donegall Square in the heart of Belfast.  Among the square’s architectural treasures is City Hall. Completed in 1906, the 300-foot long main façade is topped with a copper dome that rises 173 feet. As you make your way around the city you’ll see many more Victorian buildings with the same distinctive verdigris green domes. Also in the square stands Belfast’s oldest library, the Linen Hall Library, which was established in 1788. Continuing on, you’ll journey past Queen’s University, renowned for its world-class achievements in cancer research and environmental research. Marvel at the thoroughly modern Waterfront Hall, a concert venue , housing development and hotel. Just 12 miles from Belfast in the historic village of Hillsborough sits the distinguished Hillsborough Castle. Built in the 1770s, the mansion is the official residence of the British Royal Family when they’re visiting Northern Ireland. You’ll set out on a guided tour through this lovely 2-story late Georgian manor adorned with beautiful furniture and master pieces of art.  Visit the State Room, where all visiting dignitaries are formally welcomed.  Next door is Candlestick Hall where the panels around the room, made in the early 19th century, are made from hand-painted wallpaper and depict scenes from Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Visit the castle’s two dining rooms: the Red Dining Room, which looks out over what is claimed to be the largest rhododendron bush in Europe, and the State Dining Room where official state dinners are served. You will also visit the Throne Room, where citizenship ceremonies are held; the State Drawing Room, which overlooks the Jubilee garden; and Lady Grey’s Sitting Room. At the conclusion of the tour, feel free to meander through the lovely gardens or stroll to Hillsborough village before rejoining your coach for the ride back to your ship.

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

price $115
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Belfast, Ulster Whiskey
You will depart from Belfast port drive to Belfast City Centre. The history of Whiskey is both fascinating and elusive. Ulster occupies a unique place in the history of Whiskey. From having the world’s oldest distilling license, granted in 1608, to the stories of Irish monks crossing the “Narrow sea” to Scotland and taking with them the water of life, the most northern part of Ireland has always played a part in the story of Whiskey. “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough” – Mark Twain. Join local Irish whiskey reviewer Marty McAuley for this whiskey walking tour of Belfast city and a visit to a local whiskey retailer.  After your walking tour enjoy a whiskey tasting in one of Belfast’s oldest pubs where an array of whiskeys will available for tasting (3 tastings included in this tour). There are also food pairings that might surprise you during your private whiskey tasting. It isn’t just wine and beer that can be taken with food!

Please note:  Bring your camera, cruise card, local currency, and wear flat non-slip soles and a waterproof jack.


price $169
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Glasgow, Scotland



7.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

essentials
Glasgow, Bannockburn, Stirling Castle & Wallace Monument
Your route towards Stirling Castle today will take you across the mighty River Clyde and through the city of Glasgow.  Your first visit of the day will be to the Bannockburn Visitor Centre which brings to life the 1314 battle fought and won on this site by Robert the Bruce against the English. From here you will continue to one of the most critical strongholds of Scotland’s history.  From its spectacular setting, high on a volcanic rock above the River Forth, Stirling Castle has controlled one of the main routes between the Scottish highlands and the lowlands for centuries, earning the title “key to the kingdom.”  In total, 7 battlefields can be seen from the Castle. Today it serves no military purpose. Your guide will recall the history of this castle for you today while showing you the key areas that include the Palace, the Chapel Royal, Prince’s Tower, the King’s Old Building (now a regimental museum) and the Great Hall.  Enjoy some time to explore and lunch at your leisure and your own expense.  Continue your exploration of this history-laden area with a visit to the Wallace Monument.  Built in 1869, it commemorates the life of Sir William Wallace, who led the struggle for Scottish independence at the end of the 13th  century, and whose place in history was secured after his nearby conquest of the English at The Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. There are various exhibitions within The Monument, and outstanding views from the top you will have to climb 246 steps to reach.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and you will be walking and standing much of this tour. The order of the tour may vary. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Regimental Museum in the King’s Old Building is currently closed for a major refurbishment. It possibly will not re-open for visitors until the autumn of this year.


price $219
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Glasgow, Glasgow & Pollok House
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, a European City of Culture and City of Architecture and Design, is renowned for the warmth and humor of its residents.  Enjoy a panoramic 45-minute drive and  tour before going on to visit a stunning historic house within the city boundary.  Glasgow’s origins reach back to the Middle Ages and the University of Glasgow was founded in 1451.  In the 18th  century the city became a major center for trade with the new world and the city’s merchants left their mark with their elegant buildings. In Victorian times, Glasgow was known as the Second City of the British Empire and as the industrial revolution unfolded, the city and neighboring ports on the River Clyde developed a world-wide reputation for high quality ship-building. You will be driven to Pollok House, an elegant country residence which dates from around 1750.  Only a few miles from the bustle of the city center, the house has formal gardens and is set in vast parkland.  The fabulous interiors are immaculately presented with furniture and furnishings appropriate to an Edwardian country house.  Pollok is home to one of the finest collections of Spanish art in the United Kingdom, including paintings by El Greco and Blake. You will also see the extensive servants’ areas which are usually closed to the public, giving a real insight into life “below stairs.” Enjoy a guided tour of the house and refreshments taken in the Servants’ Hall which is exclusively reserved for your group today.  After your visit you will return to the ship.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Several of the higher value Spanish paintings have been removed to store for conservation reasons, so these paintings are not currently on display.   The servant’s level is open to the public as the café is on this level, but there are several rooms in this area that are not – these are the exclusive rooms your group will be led through. The Servant’s Hall will be exclusive for your group’s catering.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Glasgow, Glasgow City Highlights
Depart Greenock today for a visit to the center of the city of Glasgow – rich in architectural heritage and history.  Your guide will accompany you on a tour of the Cathedral.  Dating back to the 13th century, the present Cathedral sits on the site of the traditional burial place of St Kentigern (or Mungo, as he is more popularly known), Patron Saint of Glasgow.  His tomb became a place of pilgrimage and the building around it grew and was beautified as the City grew in importance.  Part of the stone base of the shrine survives and can be seen in the Lower Church.  The crowning glory of the cathedral is the Lower Church – a splendid example of 13th  century Gothic Architecture.  Enjoy the panoramic drive into the center of the city as your guide points out the key areas of interest from the coach.  During your panoramic overview see the historic Tolbooth Steeple and magnificent University buildings. Also see the impressive façade of the University of Glasgow before arriving at Kelvingrove Museum. Located in picturesque Kelvin Park in the popular West End of the city Kelvingrove Museum is the largest civic museum and art gallery in the UK, with collections of international importance.  Later, rejoin your coach to return to your ship in Greenock.

Please note: This tour is wheelchair accessible but please note not all parts of the Cathedral are accessible for wheelchairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $109
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Glasgow, Loch Lomond & Glengoyne Distillery
Depart Greenock and drive north through beautiful countryside to Loch Lomond.  As you approach Loch Lomond it will soon become apparent why the area is renowned for its wild beauty and mysterious lochs. There will be plenty of opportunity for photo stops as you pass Loch Lomond, the largest fresh water lake in Britain. Your knowledgeable guide will also recount tales of Rob Roy, the famous 17th  century Scottish hero who led the Clan MacGregor into many battles around these valleys. Your panoramic tour will continue to Glengoyne Distillery, which enjoys excellent views over the Campsie Fells and a delightful waterfall. At the distillery you will learn about the history and distilling process of Glengoyne Whisky, with the opportunity to sample a wee dram of the final product. There will time after the tour to browse the whisky and souvenirs in the Distillery’s shop. Your drive back to Greenock will further explore this delightful area, with its serene landscape and pretty villages.

Please note: This tour is wheelchair accessible. Parts of the distillery are inaccessible to wheelchairs, but much can be seen from the lower floor if prior arrangements are made. Do not wear high heels as some flooring is metal grid work. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $129
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5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Glasgow, Robert Burns - Behind the Scenes Exclusive
Here is your opportunity to discover the rich heritage of Robert Burns.  You will depart Greenock and drive 90 mintues south to Ayrshire through the landscape that inspired Scotland’s national bard.  Alloway is the birthplace of world-renowned poet Robert Burns and today you will see plentiful reminders of the man and his world.  Robert Burns Birthplace Museum will give you the opportunity to experience the environment that inspired him. On arrival, you will have a private guided tour of the vault in Burns Museum. The museum houses not only an original manuscript of the famous song “Auld Lang Syne” but also the world’s most important collection of manuscripts, artifacts and memorabilia. You will experience a behind-the-scenes experience in the artifact vaults. The Tam O’Shanter Experience uses laser disc technology and special effects to bring Burns best loved tales to life with an audio visual presentation.The little cottage where Burns was born has been fully restored and shows what life was like throughout his childhood.  You will see an exclusive costumed tour of the Birthplace Cottage and Poet’s Path. Wander around the remainder of the park at leisure and see the Auld Kirk Alloway where Burns’ father is buried and Brig O’Doon.  The bridge is the setting for the climax of the tale Tam O’Shanter. Spend time at Statue House where you can see statues of Robert Burns’ cronies created by the self taught sculptor James Thom.  From the viewing platform of the Burns monument you get a spectacular view of Burns’ beloved Alloway.  The monument opened in 1823 and has since become a place of pilgrimage of Scotland’s National Poet.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is wheelchair accessible everywhere except  Kirk Alloway and Burns Monument.


price $189
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Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Dublin, A Taste of Dublin & Guinness
Your tour today  will leave from the harbor town of Dún Laoghaire. Your panoramic drive of the city takes you past Dublin Castle, City Hall and Christchurch Cathedral before a visit the Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the Guinness brewery in Dublin city. The tour of the Storehouse will be followed by an opportunity to taste the world famous stout.  In the Guinness Storehouse, you will discover what goes into making a pint of the “blackstuff” – the ingredients, the processes, the effort. It is a dramatic story that began over 250 years ago and will end in Gravity, the sky bar, which has astonishing views of Dublin.  Often surprising, always entertaining, the adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building’s giant, pint shaped heart of glass.  You’ll “meet” Arthur Guinness and find out how the drink that carries his name has traveled around the world. You will also have the opportunity to spend some time in the Advertising Gallery in the Storehouse, where you will find a display of all Guinness advertising material past and present.  At the end of the tour, discover how important it is to “pull the perfect pint “ the way to hold the glass, the speed it enters the glass, the time for the pint to settle and the final touch that gives the pint a creamy head.   Now sit back, relax and enjoy the Guinness and the view.

Please note:  Entry to the brewery itself is not permitted. Wear warm comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Bring your camera and  sunscreen when necessary. Guests must be 18 or older to consume alcohol.


price $129
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3.25 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing

boating

concierge
Dublin, Concierge Collection: Sail Through Dublin Bay
Welcome to Dublin’s Fair City. Bustling, cosmopolitan, ancient but young at heart, Dublin is one of Europe’s liveliest cities, where medieval and 17th  century buildings stand comfortably amid all the trappings of a 21st century city.  Take a short walk from the pier to your embarkation point where you will get fitted with your life jacket and board Explorer, your exclusive 53.5-foot yacht. Following an introduction, the skipper will brief you and give a short tour of Explorer. Then you will depart for Dublin Bay, a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea on the east coast of Ireland.  You will see Dublin from a new perspective where you will gain new knowledge of Dublin that you didn’t know before. See Killiney Hill, the most southern of two hills which form the southern boundary of Dublin Bay. The hill is 502 feet high and presents beautiful views over the surrounding areas. If time permits, you will sail around Dalkey. Dalkey is one of the most affluent suburbs of Dublin and a seaside resort just south of Dublin City. It was founded as a Viking settlement and became an active port during the Middles Ages.During your journey you will learn about how Explorer sails, nautical terminology, ropes, rigging and knots. You will get the opportunity to steer, tack and gibe Explorer on the bay. After your 3-hour sail you will return to the dock and your awaiting ship.

Please note:  Wear warm comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Bring your camera , local currency and a waterproof jacket. Sailing is weather dependent and this tour is only suitable for guest who are physically fit. It is not suitable for pregnant women or people with mobility issues.


price $189
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4.25 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Dublin, Dublin Castle & Saint Patricks Cathedral
Dublin's official date of establishment was in 988 A.D. although evidence of its existence dates back to the second century in which it was named Eblana. Norman Vikings were the first settlers of the city, and many artifacts, old walls and buildings are still present today.  Departing from the pier, you will soon reach St. Patrick's Cathedral. A stop will be made to visit the Cathedral - founded in 1190. St. Patrick’s is perhaps best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was Dean there from 1713 to 1745.  The pulpit from which he preached can still be seen. A short drive will take you to Dublin Castle. Upon arriving at the Dublin Castle complex, you'll marvel at this imposing structure. A symbol of British rule over Ireland for seven centuries, the castle began as a 13th century Anglo-Norman fortress. Your guided tour takes you through State Apartments adorned with Killybeg carpets and Waterford chandeliers. Once home to the Viceroy, the apartments are now used for important state functions. Rejoin your coach and guide for return journey to port.

Please note: Wear warm comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Bring your camera , local currency and a waterproof jacket. 


price $129
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Dublin, Dublin Highlights
Your tour today will leave from the harbor town of Dún Laoghaire and travel by motor coach to Dublin where you will enjoy a panoramic drive showing you some of the highlights of this delightful city.  You will ride past the Georgian squares of Merrion and Fitzwilliam to see the famous “Doorways of Dublin.” Then, it’s on past the National Gallery of Ireland, Government Buildings, and St Stephen’s Green. You will also see The Old Parliament House which is now home to the Bank of Ireland and across the road, Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest college, founded in 1592. Located in its library is the world famous Book of Kells, a hand illuminated manuscript of the Gospels.  Time will be permitted to view this masterpiece.Your tour of the city will continue past Dublin Castle, City Hall, and Christchurch Cathedral en route to an inside visit  toSt. Patrick’s Cathedral. Founded in 1190, St. Patrick’s is perhaps best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was Dean there from 1713 to 1745. 

Please note:  Guests with physical difficulties must be accompanied as the tour guide cannot undertake responsibility for them.


price $129
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Ringaskidd (Cork), Ireland



4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

essentials
Ringaskiddy, Blarney Castle & Panoramic Cork
Depart the city on a 45-minute drive to Blarney Village. The village lies in the protective shadow of historic Blarney Castle.  The castle was built in two sections and has a massive oblong keep, with battlements that are typically Irish in form.   Below them the famous Blarney Stone is set in the wall, and to kiss it, one has to lean over backwards from the parapet walk of the battlements. Enjoy a visit to the castle - to kiss the famous Blarney Stone which, legend tells us, imparts the gift of eloquence to all those who kiss it. Blarney is also home to Blarney Woollen Mills, a building, which dates back to 1823, and is now one of the finest craft and gift centers in Ireland. Enjoy an Irish Coffee and browse through the wide range of Irish clothing, crystal, linen, and handicrafts. Your panoramic tour will introduce you to Cork, Ireland’s second city (or the “real capital” of Ireland as the inhabitants like to call it!) which began life as an island on the swampy estuary of the River Lee just upstream from Cork harbor, one of the world’s largest natural harbors. Today the Lee flows through the city in two main channels, so that you find yourself constantly crossing bridges. In fact, it is this feature of the city that gives it its distinctively continental air. Today, Cork has become the shopping and commercial capital of the south. It is a university city with a unique character, a city of jazz, film, opera and Theatre. However, as well as offering the many amenities of a large city, it still manages to retain the pleasant charm and friendliness of a country town.  You will see the spires of  St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the Old Courthouse, City Hall and the renowned Bells of Shandon. 

Please note: Wear flat non-slip shoes and a waterproof jacket and bring your camera and local currency.


price $109
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3.45 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Ringaskiddy, Cork City Walk
Cork, a city of steeples and bridges, was made for walking. From many vantage points it can all be seen at a glance, as it is a compact city in size yet diverse in its range of activities. Its quays that stretch all the way into the heart of the city welcome ships. The city center presents streets lined with a multiplicity of shops, arcades and boutiques. The city is mildly cosmopolitan yet engagingly Irish.  It is pleasantly spread out among the hills that rise up on both sides of the Lee River. The city center is actually a small island between two channels of the river and a plethora of bridges. Join your coach and guide and travel to Cork to commence your guided walk. Walk along Andersons Quay and across Michael Collions Bridge.  Walk along The Boardwalk on Lapp's Quay before stopping to enjoy views of City Hall and the Spires of St. Fin Barre's Cathedral in the distance. Walking up South Mall and onto Princess Street,  continue to see St. Fin Barre's Cathedral.  Designed and built by William Burgess the city has been given a church full of exuberance.  Its style is all things romantic, ornate and possibly even exotic. Stop for a photo stop of the exterior. Continue through the streets into the heart of the Hugenot area, taking note of the  Hugenot Cemetry on Careys Lane.  Continue your walk back to where your awaiting ship is located and for your exclusive inside visit to the Port of Cork Offices and their historical boardroom. Completed in 1819 at a cost of £70,000 ($99,743), it was the headquarters for Cork Customs and Excise. It is a new Palladian building and is now home to the Port of Cork Company. The reception is located on the "Piano Nobile" which means "noble floor." The white columns are a typical feature of Palladian buildings but it is the boardroom that plays host to some of the most magnificent features that Neo-Palladian buildings display. With chandeliers produced by Waterford glass, mahogany furniture and Palladian-style windows, architecturally this room is a fabulous place to pause and take in the detailed features through your guided tour. Rejoin your coach and guide for your return drive to port.

Please note: Wear flat non-slip shoes and a waterproof jacket and bring your camera and local currency.
Order of sights visited may vary. Shops do not open until noon on Sundays. This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.


price $85
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Ringaskiddy, Corks Countryside & Kinsale
Board your private motor coach for a tour through Cork’s charming countryside and visit the unique sailing town of Kinsale. A photo stop will be made at Charles Fort, overlooking the bay and the town beyond. Continue to the town of Kinsale where a stop will be made for refreshments. Kinsale is a town where the quality of the environment itself is a very strong attraction, winning the European prize for Tourism and the Environment, Entente Floreale, National Tidy Town and gourmet capital awards!  It is a pretty little town, which lies snuggly between hills and valley. Kinsale is believed to have been founded by the Anglo Normans in around 1177.  It was a magnificent naval base in the 17th and 18th centuries, and seemed to have enjoyed a degree of prosperity uncommon in Ireland. In 1966 it became the first town to be awarded the Flag of the Council of Europe.  During your tour you will see that Kinsale owes its unique character to the fact that it was a garrison town and port of consequence for over 300 years – hence the magnificent Georgian homes and the Dutch influence of its architecture.  It was also the natural landfall for all the great sailing ships from the continent and the Americas. You will have time to walk around this beautiful town, browse in the shops and soak up the local atmosphere.  Re-board your motor coach for your return drive to your ship, passing on the way the towns of Dunderrow and Innishannon where a photo stop will be made overlooking the Bandon River.

Please note: Wear flat non-slip shoes and a waterproof jacket and bring your camera and local currency.


price $109
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4.15 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Ringaskiddy, Jameson Whiskey & Panoramic Cork
Cork, a city of steeples and bridges, was made for walking. From many vantage points it can all be seen at a glance, as it is a compact city in size yet diverse in its range of activities. Its quays that stretch all the way into the heart of the city welcome ships from the seven seas.  The city center presents streets lined with a multiplicity of shops, arcades and boutiques. The city is mildly cosmopolitan yet engagingly Irish.  It is pleasantly spread out among the hills that rise up on both sides of the river Lee. The city center is actually a small island between two channels of the river and a plethora of bridges. Cork has become the shopping and commercial capital of the south. It is a university city with a unique character – a city of jazz, film, opera and theatre. However, as well as offering the many amenities of a large city, it still manages to retain the pleasant charm and friendliness of a country town. We will see the spires of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the old Courthouse, City Hall and the renowned Bells of Shandon. Leaving the city, you will travel eastwards to the village of Midleton, the place from which the famous Irish whiskey gets its name. A visit to the Jameson Heritage Centre and Old Jameson Distillery in Midleton will take you right into the heart of the cherished whiskey-making tradition. You’ll enjoy a 60-minute guided tour of this beautifully restored 18th century industrial complex, which includes a fully operational waterwheel and a copper still with a capacity of 32,000 gallons – the largest in the world. An audio-visual presentation breathes life into the Irish whiskey legend. After the history comes the tasting! You are invited to relax in the atmosphere of a traditional Irish pub and sample Ireland’s finest whiskey. Afterwards, why not visit the craft shop or the coffee shop at Jameson Heritage Centre where you can lose yourself in the charm of another age.

Please note: Wear flat non-slip shoes and a waterproof jacket and bring your camera and local currency. Must be 21 years of age to participate in the whiskey tasting. The distillery cannot sell alcohol before 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. 


price $125
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Ringaskiddy, Kinsale & Charles Fort
Departing from the pier you will travel to Kinsale, a town where the quality of the environment itself is a very strong attraction, winning the European prize for Tourism and the Environment, Entente Floreale, National Tidy Town and gourmet capital awards!  It is a pretty little town, which lies snuggly between hills and valley. Upon arrival in Kinsale, visit Charles Fort, a classic example of a star-shaped fort.  Constructed in the early 1680s in honor of King Charles II, Charles Fort was in use until 1921 and gives a unique insight into Irish fortifications.  Besieged in 1690 by the Duke of Marlborough and destroyed in 1922 during the Civil War, it reflects the turbulence of Ireland’s past. It was declared a National Monument in 1973. Re-board motor coach for the short journey to Kinsale Town Centre. Kinsale is safely sheltered by the rounded contours of a beautiful harbor and is believed to have been founded by the Anglo Normans in around 1177.  It was a magnificent naval base in the 17th and 18th centuries, and seemed to have enjoyed a degree of prosperity uncommon in Ireland.  For centuries, it had close European connections, and in 1966 became the first town to be awarded the Flag of the Council of Europe.  During your tour you will see that Kinsale owes its unique character to the fact that it was a garrison town and port of consequence for over 300 years – hence the magnificent Georgian homes and the Dutch influence of its architecture.  It was also the natural landfall for all the great sailing ships from the continent and the Americas. You will have time to walk around this beautiful town, browse in the shops and soak up the local atmosphere. 
 
Please note: Wear flat non-slip shoes and a waterproof jacket and bring your camera and local currency.
Order of sights visited may vary. Not recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $99
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Fishguard, Wales



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

walking

sightseeing
Fishguard, Coastal Walk
Your walking tour this afternoon will take you along part of the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastal path that runs from Amroth in the south to Dogmaels in the north. You will begin your circular walk with your experienced guide close to the main Fishguard to Cardigan Road. From here the well-defined path skirts several fields before joining a quiet country lane that leads downhill to Aberbach which is a small, beautifully secluded pebble beach surrounded by low cliffs that are packed with tiny coves and caverns. The area is widely used by kayakers and there are spectacular views out to the sea and inland to the tors of Carn Bica and Carn Gelli rising above the village of Penrhyn. This stretch of coast is great for sea birds and you may be able to spot gulls, ravens, choughs and peregrines on the cliffs. You will also find buckshorn plantain, vetch and thyme which are some of the plants that are able to grow well in the thin soil on top of the cliff.

Please note: Walking gear is required and sturdy walking shoes that support the ankle. Bring along water and a snack (a piece of fruit or chocolate) as there will be no place to buy refreshments along the route.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing

concierge
Fishguard, Concierge Collection: Picton Castle , Directors Tour
Depart the pier and drive through the glorious Welsh countryside to Picton Castle. Set in 40 acres of magnificent gardens, Picton Castle is perhaps the most unusual ancient building in Britain with half of the building designed as a fortified manor house and the other half a fully developed medieval castle. Built in the 13th century by Sir John Wogan, the castle is still the family home of his descendants, carrying the name of Philipps since the 15th  century, although they no longer reside here. Arriving at the castle you will drive down the main drive (used by her Majesty the Queen & his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on their 2014 visit) and enjoy an exclusive “Director’s Tour” which will include the history of the castle, family and a detailed look at their collections.  You will also have a rare opportunity to visit areas of the castle not normally open to visitors.  Following your “Director’s Tour” delight in morning tea served on vintage china in one of the state rooms of the Castle.  Picton Castle is also home to some of the most beautiful woodland gardens and grounds in West Wales. There will be some free time for you to admire the rare species of rhododendrons and visit the Walled Garden which is an enchanting riot of color in the summer months with its elegant fountain, rose strewn arches and medicinal herbs all labelled with their remedies.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $169
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Fishguard, Pembroke Castle & Tenby
Depart your ship and head toward the second largest castle in Wales. Pembroke Castle was built in the 12th century by the Normans and was the birthplace of Henry Tudor (Henry VII).  Set on a limestone hill, it guarded the strategically important town of Pembroke. The castle proved so impregnable to cannon fire during the Civil War that Cromwell’s men had to starve out the castle’s Royalist defenders! Visit the impressive castle and enjoy the guided tour that will bring this ancient castle to life.You will enjoy a short drive to the ancient town of Tenby, a picturesque walled medieval town with a historic harbor.  The old walls are almost completely intact and have served well to preserve the old town from the effects of modernization and development.  The narrow lanes and small squares remain much as they were 500 years ago.  Walk with your guide and discover the fascinating history behind this delightful ancient town, before enjoying free time to stroll along the scenic coast and through the charming town center. Leaving Tenby, your drive back to the ship will take you through some of Pembrokeshire’s prettiest countryside before arriving at the pier.

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


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Fishguard, Scenic Pembrokeshire
Departing the pier, begin your scenic drive heading south through the rolling farmland of Pembrokeshire and through the Valley of the Western Cleddau and the town of Haverfordwest, toward Newgale for a breathtaking view of the coastline. Your scenic drive will continue skirting the National Park, through prosperous farmland to St David’s – Britain’s smallest city. St David’s would be no more than a village were it not for the fabulous cathedral that lies at its heart. Join your guide for a brief stroll around the city and admire the exterior of the cathedral before returning to Fishguard, once a bustling port to the west of the pretty Preseli Hills.  You will enjoy a short stop at Goodwick which was just a cluster of fishermen’s cottages until the arrival of the railway a century ago for a photo opportunity with views up the coast towards Dinas Head before returning to your ship.

Please note: Bring your camera and wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $105
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Fishguard, St. Davids - Smallest City in Britain
Depart the pier and drive through the beautiful natural landscape that Wales is so famous for, and arrive at the city of St David’s with its fabulous cathedral that lies at its heart. Built hidden in a depression below the town square in the hope that Norse invaders would pass without noticing it, this 12th century cathedral is magnificent and steeped in antiquity. The floor slopes three feet upwards and the pillars lean drunkenly (though not precariously!) as the result of an earthquake in 1248.  This cathedral is the only one in the United Kingdom in which the reigning monarch has a permanently reserved pew.  You will enjoy time with your guide exploring this delightful city and see the extensive ruins of the 12th century Bishop’s Palace (outside view only), before returning through the scenic Welsh landscape back to the ship.

Please note: St David’s Cathedral is still in use today, therefore closures are possible at short notice due to funeral ceremonies, christenings etc. St David’s is steep with uneven surfaces and some steps. There is a long hill and/or steps down to the cathedral which some people may find difficult. Wheelchair guests will need to be accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility for them during the tour.


price $119
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Falmouth, England



4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

essentials
Falmouth, Hike the Beautiful Lizard Peninsula
Head off the beaten track to the most southerly point of mainland Britain, the stunningly beautiful Lizard Peninsula. Depart the pier on a drive through Cornwall’s countryside before arriving at the Lizard, an area of designated Outstanding Natural Beauty and of scientific interest, thanks to its presence of a rare rock type, Serpantine. A unique metamorphic rock, dark green in color and veined with red and white, it rivals marble in its beauty when cut and polished. Set-off on foot from Lizard village along country lanes to Lizard Point, notorious in early times as a site for shipwrecks due to the currents and strong winds produced as the Atlantic meets the English Channel. Enjoy panoramic views of the rugged Lizard coastline as the coastal path continues past the Lizard Lighthouse. Discover how the cliff tops and surrounding areas are rich in wildlife and boast rare and unusual flora, thanks to the mild maritime climate. Learn how The Lizard peninsula played an important role in the history of modern communications, with Marconi’s famous wireless experiments taking place here in 1901. Follow country lanes inland to return to Lizard village for free time to relax or explore before re-boarding the coach for the return journey to Falmouth, via the rolling Cornish countryside.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along wet weather clothes.





price $139
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Falmouth, Picturesque Poldark
Poldark is based on the historical novel series by Winston Graham, set in the days of Cornwall’s 18th century  mining industry and was one of the most successful TV adaptations in the 1970’s. The famous novel was recently re-made in 2015 into a new TV series, which was hugely popular. You will take a walk in the author’s shoes and enjoy an intriguing tour visiting the places that inspired the author and  see locations where the recent Poldark TV series was filmed. Your first stop will be Portreath, a small resort with a very narrow harbor located about 5 miles north of Redruth. Re-board your vehicle and travel to St Agnes Beacon, view the cliffs as they take your breath away and you imagine Ross Poldark famously galloping across them on his horse. View the delights of Chapel Porth beach and recognize the engine house. if you were to imagine the landscape in which Ross Poldark and Demelza lived out their dramatic lives, you wouldn’t go far wrong in St Agnes Parish. View the Stippy Stappy cottages which feature in Poldark and marvel at the quirky, steep row of terraced cottages. Continue to your final stop in Perranporth where Winston Graham lived. The 13 Poldark novels in particular were significantly affected by Graham’s relationship with the St Agnes landscape and the characters he met as a young man. Step on the golden sands of Perranporth Beach and let your imagination go, as you’ll be following in Winston Graham’s very own footsteps. Hunt down the memorial bench nestled among the dunes and with your eye cast out to sea, let your mind fill with plots and character. After a fascinating tour re-board your coach and return to the ship via Truro which featured heavily in the Poldark Novels.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Falmouth, Saint Michaels Mount
Board your motor coach for the 75-minute drive to St Michael’s Mount, described as the jewel in Cornwall’s crown. Separated from the mainland by a causeway covered by sea at high water, St Michael's Mount has a pace of life ruled by weather and tides. Lapped by crystal waters or lashed by winter storms, the craggy island is home to a living island community. You will follow in the footsteps of pilgrims over the ages who have looked out over the rocky ledge on the western side of the island. It was here where an ancient stone chair stands at the entrance to the castle and that according to legend, a vision of the Archangel St. Michael appeared to some fishermen in the year 495. A place drenched in spiritual energy and religious roots, St Michael's Mount has been an important pilgrimage destination throughout the ages.  In 1659, the Mount was purchased by Sir John St Aubyn whose descendants turned the fortress into a magnificent residence and still reside in this ancestral home today. You will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Castle on St. Michael’s Mount followed by some free time to take photographs and soak up the scenery.  There are also some wonderful shops around the harbor area – the perfect place to buy a memento of your day.  Cross back over to Marazion and spend some free time in this tranquil beautiful coastal town. Enjoy stunning views toward the Lizard Peninsula and Land's End as you marvel at its clean, sandy beaches before re-boarding your coach for the return journey back to Falmouth.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain gear.


price $149
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3.75 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Falmouth, Scenic Cornish Drive
Enjoy a delightful scenic trip that will show you the highlights of Cornwall’s romantic landscape. Begin by traveling up the pretty Fal Estuary through the rugged Cornish countryside and to the Georgian city of Truro, Cornwall’s county administration center. See Truro’s impressive Cathedral and enjoy panoramic views before continuing toward Redruth and Camborne. Here your journey will take you through a countryside of lanes, hamlets, granite cottages and Methodist chapels and then back in time to the age of Poldark and tin–mining. Looming high above Camborne and Redruth is the spectacular granite tor of CarnBrea, crowned by its stark memorial to mine owner Francis Bassett. The south coast is reached at Marazion where there are splendid views of St. Michael's Mount and Penzance. Enjoy some free time here before returning to Falmouth via Helston and arriving back at the pier.

Please note: Wheelchair guests must be accompanied as the guide cannot take responsibility for them during the tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $105
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5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Falmouth, The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Depart Falmouth this morning for the 1-hour journey to the magical Lost Gardens of Heligan. You will drive up through the countryside and enjoy panoramic views as you journey towards Truro, the county capital and home to an impressive 3-spired cathedral.  Your route then will cross a peaceful countryside of small villages and granite farmhouses, giving you glimpses of life here in days gone by and hedged fields that give way to rolling downs as you approach Heligan, which is the Cornish name for the willow tree. The Lost Gardens, situated near the fishing village of Mevagissey, are made up of 80 acres of land plus a complex of walled gardens, greenhouses and a huge vegetable garden. They are claimed to be the site of the largest garden restoration in Europe.  As if from a fairy tale, the 57-acre gardens were lost for 70 years beneath a mass of ivy, brambles and fallen timber.  In 1991 they were “rediscovered” and have been beautifully restored to incorporate rockeries, summerhouses and a crystal grotto. Explore the gardens on your own. Plans of the site will be provided. There are benches throughout the gardens which will allow you to enjoy the tranquil environment offered by the garden and  watch the birdlife. At the end of your visit re-board the coach for your scenic return journey through the Cornish countryside to Falmouth..

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain gear.


price $149
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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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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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10 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Honfleur, Impressionist Normandy: Giverny & Rouen
Departure from Honfleur for the 105-minute drive to Giverny. First enjoy a visit to Monet’s Museum. The house and gardens formerly owned by Monet are today a museum where reproductions of its famous works are displayed. The house, pink and green, also contains a collection of Japanese Prints he gathered. You will see the dining room with its yellow painted wooden furniture, the bedroom, the “blue” reading room and the kitchen with its attractive wall tiles. The adjacent flower garden, replanted according to the original designs of Monet is a spectacular array of color. The other side of the road is the water garden of Japanese inspiration. After the visit, you will have free lunch in a countryside restaurant. Experience some Norman specialties before heading to Rouen. In Rouen, you will enjoy a walking guided visit of the historical part of the town. The Old Market Place where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431, is lined by timber framed houses, the Modern Joan of Arc Church completed in 1979, the Gros Horloge Street and its belfry: a sculpted archway on which rests a 16th century Renaissance lodge decorated with clock faces still indicating the time of the day, the phases of the moon and the day of the week, the Law Courts seat of Normandy’s parliament, Saint Maclou Church and the Aitre Saint Maclou, and the cathedral built over several centuries (from the 12th to the 16th century) which shows Gothic architecture. Time at leisure will be allowed before driving back to Honfleur.

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


price $279
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9.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Honfleur, Normandy & the D-Day Landing Beaches
You will board your motor coach for the 120-minute drive to Colleville-sur-Mer. The majority of the nearly 10,000 American soldiers killed at Omaha Beach are buried in this 170-acre cemetery on land given to the United States by France as a token of her gratitude. Here, 9,386 marble crosses and Stars of David are aligned on a plateau above the beach. A memorial contains the Tablets of the Missing, and a map outlines the battle sites of the Normandy beaches.  Next, you will proceed for a lunch accompanied by wine at La Chenevière. After lunch, your tour will continue with a visit to the Landing Museum. You will  visit the Arromanches Invasion Museum. This important museum was dedicated to the largest landing operation in history on June 6, 1944, when the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to attack the German lines. During your visit, you will see films and models that re-create the entire operation along the D-Day beaches, and illustrate the logistical importance of Port Winston. A short distance offshore, remnants of the artificial port can still be seen. Following your visit, you will take the approximately 2-hour drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking over uneven ground and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair. The tour sequence may vary. Traffic conditions may affect the duration of this tour


price $299
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9.5 HRS

Moderately
easy
Honfleur, Paris Highlights
You will board your motor coach for the 3-hour drive to Paris.  When you arrive you will have an orientation tour aboard the coach with the main sites and monuments : You will have a whole day to discover this eternally romantic city and its boundless culture. When you see the Champs-Elysées, the modernity of the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame (from the outside), the Gothic cathedral par excellence, you will understand why Paris is known the world over for its grandeur. You will also stop off in the famous Place de la Concorde, designed by architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel, where over a thousand people were guillotined, including Robespierre and Marie Antoinette. You will have free time for lunch on your own. You will enjoy as well an inside visit of St Eustache Church. On the way from Île de la Cité to the hill of Montmartre, near the walls of Philippe Auguste, a modest chapel was built in 1213; it became a parish church, dedicated to St. Eustache. The first stone of the present church was laid on August 19, 1532, under the reign of Francis the 1st, as the church had to be enlarged. Located in the historic district of Les Halles, Saint-Eustache is particularly distinguished by its dimensions, the great richness of the works of art it houses, and its impressive organ.

Please note: This timing is subject to traffic conditions going to and leaving Paris. Due to parking and traffic regulations in Paris, buses are not allowed at Ile de la Cite (Notre Dame Cathedral). All the sites mentioned could be seen in a different order

price $249
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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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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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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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Bassens (Bordeaux), France



5 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

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

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


price $299
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2 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

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

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


price $1299
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Bassens, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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


price $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Bassens, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Bassens, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Bassens, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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


price $899
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

culture

unesco

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

price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $149
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $64
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Le Verdon, France



7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Le Verdon to Bassens, Full Day Bordeaux on Your Own
On your way to Bordeaux, you will drive along the famous  “Route des Châteaux,” the Medoc wine Chateau road, which is located between the Gironde estuary and the Landes Forest, and provides magnificent views of vine-covered gravelly rises as far as the eye can see. Medoc vineyards are orderly and well-kept almost to the point of fanaticism, and the region’s famous châteaux produce wines that are nothing short of divine ... Moulis, Listrac, Saint Julien, Saint Estèphe, Pauillac and Margaux (with the celebrated château of the same name). Upon arrival in Bordeaux, before being on your own for a few hours in town, enjoy a short orientation city drive concluding close by the Quinconces Square and Allées de Tourny which will be the drop-off and re-boarding point of your coach. Enjoy yourself shopping, lunching on your own, discovering more about the history of the city, visiting the Museums, or just strolling around. The tour will then conclude with a transfer drive to your ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable and flat walking shoes.


price $129
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

sightseeing

wine

essentials
Le Verdon to Bassens, Full Day in Medoc & Bordeaux with Lunch
Departure south to the Médoc vineyards, driving along the famous Route des Châteaux, providing magnificent views of vine-covered rises as far as the eye can see. Médoc vineyards are orderly and well-kept almost to the point of fanaticism, and the region’s famous chateaux produce wines that are nothing short of divine: Moulis, Listrac, St. Julien, St. Estèphe, Pauillac, Margaux (with the celebrated château of the same name). You will visit the cellars of a famous château such as Giscours, Kirwan, Gruaud Larose, Lascombes, Lynch Bages, or Branaire Ducru… among many others! You will hear the techniques of wine making and you will be shown around the cellars before a wine tasting of two recent vintages. Upon arrival in Bordeaux, you will enjoy a short panoramic tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site driving by some of its highlights: The WWII German submarine base, Place de la Bourse (18th  century), the River Front (18th), the Cailhau Gate (15th), the “Grosse Cloche,” from the English period, former belfry of the town hall in the Middle Ages (14th), view on the Cathedral of St André (13th), the Gambetta Square, the Grand Theatre built by Victor Louis in 1773 (one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in Europe and a pure work of Art from the 18th century). Lunch will be served in a local French brasserie style restaurant, followed by an optional guided walking tour in the old district, and some free time in the pedestrian and shopping area. The tour will then conclude with the transfer drive back to your ship.

Please note: Tasting of wines at estates & restaurants – must be 21 years old to participate. The order of sights visited may vary. There will be steps to get to the chateau cellar. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $199
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

dining

essentials
Le Verdon to Bassens, Full Day in Medoc with Loic Siri & Lunch
Depart from the ship for an exclusive wine connoisseur day in the Medoc vineyards! Your guide during this special day will be a famous Bordeaux wine blogger, Loïc Siri, also a winegrower in the Medoc vineyards. You will have a 75-minute panoramic drive along the famous "Route des Châteaux" (the wine chateaux road). The Medoc peninsula stretches from the Atlantic coast to the Gironde estuary north of Bordeaux. Despite being extensive, the grape-growing area itself occupies only 20% of the land in a narrow strip along the estuary, the rest being made up of forests. First stop at a classified wine estate in the St Julien or Pauillac wine district. During your guided tour you will discover the cellars and wine making secrets of the château. Proceed to the tasting room where you will enjoy a tasting of 2 wines from the estate. Time for lunch! Stop at Relais & Chateau Restaurant Cordeillan-Bages, on Château Lynch-Bages estate, in the heart of the Medoc vineyards, a hedonists' delight where land and sea overlap! Every table at the Cordeillan-Bages restaurant offers a unique atmosphere. Its spacious and minimalistic décor is enhanced with paintings by artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Antoni Tàpies, Tan Swie Han. The dining room offers bright openings onto the terrace and vineyard. Allowing a glimpse of the wine cellar, the adjacent tasting room, provides an intimate setting for a small gathering. Its connecting garden terrace overlooks the 17th century turrets of the "chartreuse." The local produce has turned the venue into a gastronomic mecca. After lunch, continue your drive along the wine Chateau road and enjoy a photostop at one of those splendid architectural and wine-making wonders, such as Château Château Margaux. And then your last stop will be in the Margaux district with a visit to the cellars of a classified wine estate, before a tasting of 2 wines from the estate to end your beautiful day! Your coach will then take you back to your ship.

Please note: Tasting of wines at estates & restaurants – must be 21 years old to participate. The order of sights visited may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $399
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $1399
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Le Verdon to Bassens, 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 $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Le Verdon to Bassens, 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 $1199
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

refreshments

essentials
Le Verdon to Bassens, Medoc Vinyards
The ship will pause in Le Verdon today, located at the mouth of the Gironde estuary, to drop off guests ashore for an exploration in the heart of the Medoc vineyard region. Your first visit will lead to one of the few 1855 Classified Great Growth Château at Chateau Lagrange or Chateau La Tour Carnet, or similar. There, you will be introduced to the techniques of wine making during the visit of the tank and barrel cellars, and before a wine tasting of two wines from the estate. Continue your journey along the Wine Château Road through the Medoc vineyards. Next stop is at the Château Lamothe-Bergeron Winery in the Haut-Medoc vineyards. Deemed to be one of the leading Cru Bourgeois Superior Wines of the 19th century, Lamothe-Bergeron has always been a benchmark Haut-Medoc wine. The estate’s history began with Jacques de Bergeron: the enlightened scientist acquired the estate in 1773. After a year of renovation, this 19th century castle receives visitors for a unique experience in the Bordeaux wine region. After the tour of the cellars and of the estate, you will enter the 19th century fairytale castle to enjoy another private tasting of 3 vintages of Château Lamothe-Bergeron paired with appetizers. Rejoin the coach traveling down the famous Chateaux Wine Route viewing magnificent estates on both sides of the road; each one more beautiful and elegant than the other. Reflect on the many treasures discovered today with fellow passengers as the coach returns to the repositioned ship now docked in Bordeaux-Bassens port.

Please note: There will be steps and stairs inside cellars. Wear comfortable and flat walking shoes. Must be 21 years of age to participate in tastings.


price $129
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Bassens (Bordeaux), France



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

wine

culture

unesco

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

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


price $379
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Bassens, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Bassens, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. Sites to see include  UNESCO site of Bordeaux, UNESCO classified village and vineyard of St. Emilion and Pessac-Leognan Vineyards.

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


price $899
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

wine

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

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


price $119
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3 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing

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

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


price $79
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Bilbao, Spain



5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

horseback

sightseeing

essentials
Bilbao, Beach & Medieval Village By Horseback
Enjoy a horseback beach trail riding with kindred adventurers only a few miles away from the Port of Bilbao. The area offers almost 124 miles (200 km) of white sandy beaches, one after the other, coves hidden amidst cliffs, marshlands, estuaries, and dunes. Stunning landscapes where the sea blends with the mountains, make the whole area a paradise of contrasts waiting to be discovered.  Equestrian tourism is an enjoyable, original, different way to discover the land. The activity is planned to be developed in small groups according to each rider’s skills. Castro Urdiales - also known as Flavióbriga after the Roman settlement which stood here, has all the charm of a small seafaring and fishing village, with a rich tradition and tourist atmosphere. The town center, with its characteristic houses with wooden rows of balconies, is medieval in origin and earned recognition as a Historic Site in 1978. Its main monuments, of different styles and periods, contrast with the sobriety of the old village, formed by narrow streets which are perfect for strolling through. The buildings of the church of Santa María, from the 13th to the 15th centuries, the most significant example of Cantabria's Gothic architecture, and the castle-lighthouse, visible from all parts of town, are the most representative sights in Castro Urdiales (outside visit of both monuments).

Please note: Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and boots. You will be provided with a riding hat. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $159
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Bilbao, 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 $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Bilbao, 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.
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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 $1399
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum & The Old Town
You will board your motor coach for the 30-minute drive along the estuary, passing through Bilbao's industrial outskirts en route to the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art. Travel down the Gran Via, which reflects Bilbao's 19th  century mining and industrial prosperity, to the heart of the city, passing the Arriaga Theater and the Arenal Bridge. You can’t miss this brilliant, curvaceous masterpiece of flowing titanium and limestone. The organic form gives a nod to Bilbao's heritage with its suggestion of maritime shapes, sails and fish scales. Explore the Guggenheim's changing exhibits of modern art from its vast collection. Afterwards, you’ll have time to visit the gift shop for souvenirs of this amazing museum before re-boarding your motor coach for your next stop. Located on the right bank of the Nervionyou will see  Bilbao's Casco Viejo or the Old Quarter. You’ll stop at St. Nicolas Church for a photo opportunity followed by time on your own at Plaza Nueva Square’s surroundings. Then, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter visiting the main highlights or use your time to go shopping. Many of the streets are pedestrian only. Stroll past the 14th  century Gothic Cathedral, a stop for pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela, see the Arriaga Theatre, the Plaza Nueva and the Bilbao River, which separates the old and the new city.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $899
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture
Bilbao, Old Quarter with Tapas Sampling
Leisure and culture fuse to embrace the unmistakable Basque flavour. Pintxos are a truly Basque delight you can enjoy, exploring the culinary secrets or just mingling in the hustle and bustle of the streets. You will take a guided visit to the old quarter, a perfect place for strolling a series of shops, bars, restaurants and squares. The narrow streets of Bilbao's Old Town or Casco Viejo give off an age-old atmosphere. This historical corner, rebuilt after the 1983 floods, is one of the most alive and dearly loved areas of a city which is full of contrasts. Divided into smaller groups or with a maximum of 30 people, each group will be escorted by an English speaking guide.  You will enjoy a Tapas tour and have the opportunity of tasting the delicious “pintxos.”  This is the name used for the local tapas, which are small portions of elaborate dishes, a very traditional way of enjoying dinner in Bilbao.

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


price $119
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3.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture
Bilbao, Pintxos Cooking Class
Pintxos are a truly Basque delight you can enjoy with company, exploring their culinary secrets or just mingling in the hustle and bustle of the streets. Are you still feeling a bit peckish? Well then, learn how to prepare them yourself with the help of the very best chefs, and surprise your friends preparing these bite-sized gems in your own home. You will learn how to invent your own culinary creations with great tips from top experts.

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


price $169
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8.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

wine

walking
Bilbao, Rioja Region: Wine and History Among the Vineyards
Travel from the port of Bilbao to the inland of Rioja wine region for a unique experience  for food and wine enthusiasts. Since 1991, the Rioja wine region has qualified as a Denominación de Origen Calificada (Spain’s highest category). It is divided into three sub-regions, producing different types of wines, Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja y Rioja Alavesa (Basque Rioja). Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (CVNE), still sits on its original site in the Barrio de la Estación in Haro, home of the Rioja Alta wineries. It is a land known for producing fine, elegant wines with moderate alcohol content which you will have the opportunity to taste. This tour will include the perfect combination of visiting the CVNE winery in Haro and then lunch at a local restaurant. 

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


price $199
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8.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

walking
Bilbao, San Sebastian & Hondarribia
San  Sebastian or Donostia, was made popular in 1886 by Queen Regent Maria Cristina and has been popular with Spanish aristocracy ever since. It is now a relaxed family resort and home of the International Film Festival every September. As you tour the modern part of the city , you will have the opportunity to see several buildings of enormous architectural and historical interest including the Cathedral of Buen Pastor and the Town Hall. The Palace and Gardens of Miramar, built by Queen Maria Cristina, the Theater and the luxury hotel named after the Queen will be all pointed out by your guide. At Mount Igeldo Viewpoint, you can admire the city´s picture-postcard setting and its oyster-shaped bay of La Concha. The Old Town is full of character and a perfect place for strolling  the shops, bars restaurants and squares. The city has been burnt to the ground 12 times in its history, however one street was not destroyed by the fire of 1813 and contains some the oldest buildings in the city including the Church of San Vicente. Your tour will be rounded off with a short visit to Hondarribia, near the French border. This delightful town is divided into  two parts – the upper town is the Medieval District where small alleyways contain old houses with carved eaves and wonderful balconies. A brief walking tour in the medieval town will take you to the historic Parador, a wonderful medieval building – once a defender tower against invasions from France and now , an atmospheric hot spot. Lunch will be included on this tour to enhance the experience of the Basque country cuisine.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $219
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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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Lisbon, Portugal



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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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

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Portimao, Scenic Western Algarve
This tour will take you west along the coast, past fine golden sands, turquoise waters, ochre cliffs, and rocks sculpted into fantastic shapes. Before heading inland to Portimão, you will see a busy deep-water fishing port on the Arade River, where brightly colored boats float in the bay. Your first stop will be at the historical town of Lagos. Its sturdy medieval walls testify to its importance in the 15th century, when shipyards built the caravels. Reminders of the past can be seen around every corner, including the site of Europe’s first slave market and the ornately gilded Chapel of St. Anthony, whose interior contains a magnificent set of Baroque carvings, Baroque glazed tiles, and several 18th century paintings.Continue to the wild headland of Cape St. Vincent, passing numerous small villages of white houses, sporting decorative chimney pots. The windblown Cape St Vincent, with its 200-foot-high cliffs facing the Atlantic, lies at the extreme southwest of Europe. Before returning to the ship, you will have a photo stop at Baleeira Viewpoint where there are excellent views of the Algarve Coastal areas and its beaches. 

Please note: On Mondays and public holidays the Chapel of St. Anthony Chapel and the museum are closed. An alternate site will be substituted.  The pavement is cobblestone and uneven at Cape St. Vincent so not recommended for those with mobility issues. 

price $99
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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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Cádiz, Spain



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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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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Almeria (Granada), Spain



4 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

walking

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

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


price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $999
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1199
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10 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

unesco

walking

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

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

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


price $299
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $899
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5 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

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

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



price $89
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5.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

wine

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

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

price $189
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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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Barcelona, Spain



3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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

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

price $99
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3.25 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

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

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


price $99
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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1299
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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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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Mahon, Spain



4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

unesco

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Mahon, Ancient Sites - A UNESCO Partner Tour
This tour will offer the opportunity to visit several archaeological sites of the Talayotic culture of Menorca, a candidate to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2021. In addition, Menorca has already been declared a Biosphere Reserve back in 1993 by UNESCO. The chosen archaeological sites are set in very well preserved rural and natural environments, currently managed as farms. The first visit will be in the prehistoric village of Cornia Nou, located near Mahón city. Different talayots –like towers- and temples were built on a little hill. You will have the opportunity to see several monuments ranging from the Bronze Age to the Romanization of the island. You will make a stop in a local cafeteria to have a snack. Then, visit the site of Rafal Rubí (Alaior), an emblematic bronze age funerary monument, unique of the island of Menorca. You will see the funerary chambers and the funerary rites will be explained by an archaeologist. Visit the taula temple enclosure of Trepucó (Mahón). Here you can see the talayot, like a big tower built with large cyclopean stones, and behind it, you will admire a large taula and a beautiful sanctuary surrounded by a 18th century defensive wall, made by the Spanish army when Saint Philips Castle was besieged by the Spanish troops in the year 1782, when the island was under British goverment. The prehistoric wall that is surrounding the village was remodeled and improved, following canons of the influence Carthaginian fortification. Also, a magnificent talayot –a big prehistoric tower- can be seen at this site which stands out as having one of the most spectacular taula sanctuary enclosures.

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




price $165
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3 HRS

Moderate

concierge

refreshments

wine
Mahon, Concierge Collection : Tour & Tastings at Sant Patrici Farm
This tour will offer a quick but deep visit to one of the most enjoyable locations in the island of Menorca, a small paradise on its own. On the way to Sant Patrici, you will be able to enjoy a 30-minute scenic journey along the main road of the island that links the beautiful city of Mahon, the present-day capital and business center on the island, with Ciudadella, the old capital famous for its beautiful houses, and grandiose traditional architecture. Sant Patrici, a charming little town famous both for its beautiful views and the locally produced cheese (a strong tasting variety, mahonés that delights people from all over the world).  You will have a chance to taste their products as a part of the excursion which will include a guided tour of their farm: vineyard, cheese factory, winery and museum, tasting of their wines (5 types: 1 white, 1 pink and 3 red), tasting of their traditional cheeses (semi, cured and artisan), of their gourmet cheeses (6 different types) and their cheeses in oil (4 different types). 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as the ground is uneven in some places and bring your camera.


price $329
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

unesco

beach
Mahon, Hiking in Menorca
Hiking is perhaps the perfect way to discover the beauty of the island of Menorca—a  UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. With an intensely interesting history carved into the landscape throughout the ages, Menorca offers virtually endless possibilities for trekking and the characteristics of the landscape are so varied that every walker will find a route practically made to measure. The north coast offers some of the most stunning hiking trails on the island. You’ll take the route that connects Cala Pregonda with Cap de Cavalleria, heading first in the direction of Fornells and meeting the trailhead at the Caballería beaches. Your first stop will be at Cala Mica, where a narrow beach offers the first chance to enjoy the crystalline waters of Menorca. From there your walk continues to Binimel-là Beach. Here, fine and coarse sands are deposited together by the winter tramontana winds, but in summer the sea is very calm and the water clear and fresh. Another 90 minutes of walking brings you to Cala Pregonda’s coastal scenery of rocky outcroppings and picture postcard crescent of golden sand. There’s time to relax here and enjoy a swim before you return to the ship in Mahon.

Please note: Bring your camera, your swim suit and towel and wear comfortable shoes. 


price $65
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

beach
Mahon, Off Roading Menorca
This is an off road adventure on 4x4 jeeps following interior and hidden paths You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who  will explain each site are visiting. You will see  the old quarry of Mares of Santa Ponça. The “mares" is the stone with which the majority of the houses of Menorca, the historical palaces and the churches of Ciutadella, Mahon Alaior and Ferreries are built out of.  You will travel through Sa Roca’s Wood, a beautiful big woods from where it’s possible to enjoy an amazing view. You will see Santa Teresa’s private farm, a  typical Menorca farm where you will stop and have a snack of typical local products (cheese, ham, wine, fruit and vegetables) and have a rest. Then you will head to Cavalleria’s Lighthouse situated at the very north point of the island.The view is amazing and it’s possible, as well to visit a little cave from where the view is even more interesting and spectacular. Next stop will be the red sands of  Cavalleria’s Beach. You will spend a hour here to have a relaxing and refreshing moment before going back to the hotel.

Please note: This is an adventure tour and the itinerary is mostly off-road. A good amount of bends, hairpin curves, off-road trails are planned in the route, and  for this reason it’s not suitable for pregnant women as well as  guests with reduced mobility or back issues. Bring  and ID card, sun protection, sunglasses, a towel, a swimsuit and a hat. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Do not bring valuable personal items of wear a lot of jewelry. The minimum age to participate on this tour is 8 years and guests under 18 years must be accompanied by at least one parent. There are 8 guests max per jeep. Jeeps will have a driver and guests do not drive the vehicles.


price $349
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Mahon, Taste of Menorca
This tour offers a quick visit to the most enjoyable locations in the island of Menorca, a small paradise on its own. On the way to Fornells, you will be able to enjoy a scenic journey along the main road of the island that links the beautiful city of Mahon with Ciudadella, famous for its beautiful houses, and grandiose traditional architecture. The Port of Mahon is the biggest natural port in the world (only after Pearl Harborr) and the most secure natural port of the Balearic Islands. Fornells, situated at the mouth of a long bay, is a charming fishing village where the natural beauty of this bay is underlined by the sober architecture of the white houses with green window shutters. Upon arrival in Fornells, you will have some free time for photo taking before heading to Monte Toro, the highest mountain of the island (1,171 feet) where you will admire both magnificent sights of the island and will also have the chance to visit the small chapel dedicated to the "Monte Toro” Virgin. Leaving Monte Toro, you will continue to Sant Patrici, a charming little town famous both for its beautiful views and the locally produced cheese (a strong tasting variety, mahonés, that delights people from all over the world). You will have a chance to taste the products. You will visit the Museum of Menorca dating from 1889. The actual building  is a Franciscan Convent from the 15th  century with a beautiful courtyard. The museum gives an overview of Menorca’s interesting history. Time permitting you will be offered the possibility of tasting another great local product - free of charge -, the alcoholic drink known as Gin Xoriguer, the Mahon brewed,version of the “conventional” Gin. This is often tasted with lemonade in a cocktail known as “pomade” and is very commonly drunk by locals.  The possibility of a guided walk around town will also be available upon arrival, or you can return to the ship comfortably in a coach.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as the ground is uneven in some places.


price $125
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4.15 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Mahon, Torralba and Xoroi Caves
Embrace the timeless beauty of Menorca on a journey that showcases the island’s best views and most inspired landmarks. Start atop Monte Toro, the highest point on Menorca and home to a 17th century sanctuary. Take in sweeping views and hear tales of the supernatural before visiting the mysterious “taulas” of Torralba, great stone monoliths created millennia ago. Marvel at a massive  T-shaped monument made of two stone blocks so perfectly balanced not even 3,000 years of earthquakes have been able to topple them. From the ancient world, discover Menorca’s fun-filled present at the Xoroi Caves, cliff-top caverns that have been transformed into a favorite entertainment spot.  Take a refreshment and soak up the views, and hear the epic love story behind the Xoroi Caves. The day’s last stop is the resort town of Binibeca. Crafted to resemble a rustic fishing village, this is the perfect place to do a little shopping.  

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


price $129
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Alghero, Italy



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Alghero Discovery
Discover why Sardinia is famed not only for its scenic beauty, but also its history dating back more than 3,000 years. Your sightseeing will begin with a 30-minute drive along the road linking the Gulfs of Alghero and Porto Conte to arrive at the archaeological site of Nuraghe Palmavera, with its 2-story stone towers. The main tower dates back to 1100 B.C., and features an irregular, elliptical-shaped fascia. The second tower is connected to a central courtyard. A defensive fortification surrounds the whole complex with four towers marking the boundary of an ancient village. You will then head to the scenic viewpoint of Capo Caccia, an excellent vantage point of sea and shore, before heading back to Alghero. As the Aragonese landed here during the 14th century, their Catalan influence remains vibrantly alive in Alghero’s streets, shops, language, lifestyle, food, and traditions. Your 1¼-hour guided walk will pass ancient monuments, old fortifications, historic buildings,and beautiful churches before concluding at the tender pier.  

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are suggested as there are cobblestone streets in Alghero.

price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

walking

sightseeing
Alghero, A Taste of Sardinia
Your tour begins with a panoramic drive to Capo Caccia, a short distance from Alghero on the southern point of a huge limestone triangle that juts out into the sea. It is famous for the underground labyrinth of mysterious caves discovered in 1700. After a short stop to admire the impressive view, you will continue on to a local winemaker’s farmhouse for touring and wine tasting. Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour of Alghero to discover the town’s churches in their fascinating Catalan-Gothic architecture, the towers and wall which surround the old town and the Aragon palaces overlooking the main square. Alghero was one of the most important towns in the history of Sardinia: the Aragonese landed here in 1353 and the Catalan influence is still felt in its streets, shops, language, food, and traditions. At the end of your tour, return to your waiting Windstar yacht.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes; portions of the walking tour in Alghero are over uneven cobblestones.Order of sites visited may be reversed. European law does not allow children under the age of 18 to consume alcoholic beverages.


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

sightseeing
Alghero, Bosa & Malvasia Tasting
Board your motor coach for the 75-minute drive to the charming town of Bosa, located at the mouth of the river Temo.  You will see the well-ordered streets, square, riverside promenade, and the Old Quarter. Bosa is the center of olive oil and wine production and is also famous for lace and filigrana jewelry and art. You will have free time to wander the streets of Bosa and possibly find a craft shop where these beautiful crafts are produced.  Rejoin your group for a Malvasia wine and cookies tasting.  Malvasia wine is produced in western Sardinia.  These grapes are used to produce white (and more rarely red) table wines, dessert and fortified wines. After your wine tasting, you will return to Alghero.          

Please note:  The road to Bosa is a winding one.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible. European law does not allow children under the age of 18 to consume alcoholic beverages.


price $119
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6.5 HRS

Easy

walking

culture

dining

concierge
Alghero, Concierge Collection: Shepard Experience
Discover the Iberian charm of Alghero and taste the famous pecorino cheese. The little city of ancient Alghero today conserves the look of a typical coastal town - unplanned, with narrow and twisting streets. The old town barely covers 1/10 of today’s city, but is a delight to explore on foot. Setting off from Plaza Sulis, you’ll discover Alghero’s ancient Catalan origins as your guide takes you on a fascinating walking tour of the town.  You will have some free time to explore the town at leisure before reboarding the coach to head to the Agriturismo. Travelling inland and crossing through the countryside you will reach the Agriturismo, where a local shepherd will demonstrate how pecorino cheese is produced. Sardinian cheesemaking has evolved over the centuries and has been an integral part of Sardinian life for the past 5,000 years. The island makes 80% of Italy’s famous pecorino romano, one of the oldest cheeses around. After the cheese demonstration, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a local lunch with a Sardinia menu.

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


price $399
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Alghero, 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 $899
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Alghero, 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 $999
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Amalfi, Italy



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Amalfi, 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 $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Amalfi, 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 $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

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

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

price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

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

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

price $899
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

culture

walking

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

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




price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

culture

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

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


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

unesco

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

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



price $79
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Catania, Italy



6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

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

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


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $749
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

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

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

price $999
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Valletta, Malta



4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

sightseeing

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

Please note:  To enter the Cathedral, guests must have their knees covered, no stiletto heels and no bare shoulders. 
  
price $89
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

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

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


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

walking

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

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

price $119
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Gythion, Greece



4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture
Gythion, Dyros Caves
Leaving Gythion, your tour will cross the Mani Peninsula to Dyros to visit the spectacular caves of Vlyhada and Alepotrypa, first opened to the public in 1963. You will ride for almost a mile through “caverns measureless to man.” Aided by electricity, the splendors of nature are on show. You will see formations that look like, and are named after, great sites such as the Metropolitan Throne, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Chinese Palace. At the bottom of one of the lakes of Vlyhada, often considered the most beautiful cave in the world, many interesting things have been discovered, such as fossils of hippopotami. After your cave visit you will drive to nearby Areopolis for a short stroll through the town, before returning to Gythion.  

Please note:  Since the temperature in the caves is cooler you may want to bring a light jacket. 

price $129
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Gythion, 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 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Gythion, 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 $1299
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco
Gythion, Mystras Byzantine City
This tour by motorcoach will cross the plain of Laconia through its orange and olive groves, with the mighty Taygetus Mountain (7,897 ft.) in the background to arrive in Sparta, which today is a big, modern town. As the original Spartans cared little for buildings and lived a “Spartan” existence in barracks, their ancient architecture was simple and basic. Today, its scanty remains reflect little of Sparta’s ancient renown. Four miles west however, sits the medieval town of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its churches and houses, monasteries and palaces lining the steep narrow streets. For 200 years, from the middle of the 13th century, this Byzantine town flourished. From the mid-15th century to the beginning of our century, the town was in constant decline, with the exception of a few years during which it was under Venetian control. However, the magnificence of the Byzantine architecture, remarkably preserved and sensitively restored, gives you the impression you are entering a whole different age.

Please note: The site is located on a very steep hill so flat rubber shoes are recommended. 

price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

unesco

walking
Gythion, Sparta & Mystra w/Olive Oil Museum and Tasting
Before heading to the ruins of ancient Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site you will stop at the roadside monument to the memory of Loenidas. You will have an in-depth guided tour of Mystras followed by time on your own to wander through the narrow streets of this medieval city.  Your next stop will be at the Olive Oil Museum of Sparta.  Unique in Greece, it is located in one of the main olive producing regions.  The museum houses a variety of olive oil presses and other equipment.  You will be served olive pate, olives, rusks, local cheese, cucumber and tomatoes along with tsipouro, ouzo, and mineral water before your return trip to Gythion.

Please note:  Mystras is not wheelchair accessible and steps are involved.  It is not possible to stay on the motor coach during that portion of the tour. 

price $149
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Athens, Greece



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.



price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Windstar Hotel
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $899
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $549
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $649
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Delphi, Itea, Greece



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Itea, Monastery of Ossios Loukas
Departing from the quayside, your motor coach will proceed along a picturesque and twisting road on a 45-minute drive where you can enjoy the relaxing views of the typical Greek countryside.  Standing impressively on the brow of a peaked hill facing south, the majestic Monastery of Ossios Loukas commands a spectacular view of the adjacent valley. In some ways surpassing the famous Byzantine Church at Daphne, the monastery forms one of the most impressive memorials to the artistic vitality of the empire, during the revival of prosperity under the Macedonian Dynasty (865 – 1059). The monastery bears the name of a local hermit, the Blessed Loukas (Ossios Loukas) of Stiri, who was famed for his austerity, the dignity of his life, his prophecies and the miraculous cures he performed. Departing the monastery your tour will return to the port via the town of Arachova, famous for its handmade woolen carpets. Here you will have some free time to browse the picturesque streets and shops.   

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


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

walking
Itea, Mythology of Delphi
In antiquity Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds the ruins of Delphi,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exposed on a rocky slope. For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there is probably no other spot on earth that rivals Delphi. Visit the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where the celebrated oracle Pythia dwelt. Her ambiguous prophecies were known and respected all over the ancient world. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalian spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the oracle. In the Delphi museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. 

Please note: As this tour involves walking around the Archaeological Site and in Delphi, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

price $119
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Katakolon, Greece



4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

walking

essentials
Katakolon, Ancient Olympia
At ancient Olympia, 25 miles east of the small fishing village of Katákolon, you will step back 2,000 years into the past, to the days of the original Olympic games. Imagine the area crowded with athletes, orators, merchants and philosophers. Picture the Temple of Zeus and its 40-foot statue of the god, which was one of the 7 Ancient Wonders. The ruins of the temple are still visible today. Deep in the past lies the roar of the spectators as the athletes took their marks on the marble starting blocks that are still in place. Spectators looked on, surrounded by temples, treasuries, porticoes and statues that today are reduced to ruins. After your visit to Olympia, you will take the short walk to the newly renovated museum. The exhibits here are findings from the excavations at the site. The most prized exhibit is a 4th-century Parian marble statue of Hermes of Praxitelis, a masterpiece of classical sculpture from the Temple of Hera. Other exhibits to visit are a sculptured head of Hera and the pediments and metopes from the Temple of Zeus. Before returning to the port of Katakolon you will have some free time in the village of Olympia.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the site.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

walking

essentials
Katakolon, Ancient Olympia and Zorba Event
The small fishing village of Katákolon will be your gateway to the mystical site of ancient Olympia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  25 miles away. The sanctuary of Olympia has the appearance of a park, and as you step back 2,000 years into the past, imagine the area crowded with athletes, orators, merchants and philosophers surrounding the Temple of Zeus with its 40-foot statue of the god, the ruins of which you will see today. It will be easy to imagine the roar of the spectators as the athletes took their marks on the marble starting blocks, and to picture the temples, treasuries, porticoes and statues as your guide is telling you about it.  After your visit to Olympia, you will then proceed to a nearby restaurant and sample some traditional delicacies. Enjoy your refreshments as you are entertained by the sights and sounds of Greek music and Zorba dancing. Returning to Katakolon, if you wish to stay in town to shop or explore on your own you are welcome to do so, but then must return to the ship on your own.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the site.


price $169
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6 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing

refreshments

wine

essentials
Katakolon, Best of Olympia
At ancient Olympia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will step back 2,000 years into the past, to the days of the original Olympic games. Imagine the area crowded with athletes, orators, merchants and philosophers. Picture the Temple of Zeus and its 40-foot statue of the god, which was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. The ruins of the temple are still visible today. After your visit to Olympia, you will take the short walk to the newly renovated museum. The exhibits here are findings from the excavations at the site. The most prized exhibit is a 4th century Parian marble statue of Hermes of Praxitelis, a masterpiece of classical sculpture from the Temple of Hera. Other exhibits to visit are a sculptured head of Hera and the pediments and metopes from the Temple of Zeus. At the Magna Grecia Farm located in the heart of a traditional agricultural region you will visit the olive grove and learn the history of the olive tree and the tasty, peppery fruit produced here. You'll see the vineyards and encounter farm animals as well. You are invited to immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of this estate and in the delicious flavors of Greek cuisine by sampling a variety of mezes (appetizer dishes) along with local wine. Flirt with Greek culture as you watch a short demonstration of Syrtaki dance, and maybe try a few steps yourself. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the site.


price $199
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Chania, Greece



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Chania, Akrotiri and Chania City Tour
Your first stop will be at the tomb of Eleftherios Venizelos, a dominant figure in Cretan and Greek political life and from here you can enjoy wonderful views over Chania and the White Mountains. Your next stop will be in Chania, which stands on the site of the ancient city of Kydonia. Many of the Venetian buildings in the Old Town have been superbly restored, transporting you to the glamour of an earlier age. Set off on a walking tour, passing by the cathedral, which was dedicated to Panagia Trimartyri (Virgin of the Three Martyrs), the patron saint of Chania. Take a look at the mosque of Hassan Pasha, the lighthouse and the Forteza or fortress before heading to the Turkish sector of the town. Your final stop will be the Agora, the market hall influenced by the buildings of the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution. Here, there will be time for a stroll through the romantic old town and an opportunity to perhaps pick up a souvenir, or enjoy refreshment at one of the many coffee houses. Before returning to the port, you will make a short stop at the British War Cemetery.

Please note: This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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9 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Chania, Jeep Safari
Get ready for a completely novel experience. Hop in jeeps and go back in time.   Your first stop will be Deliana/ Mesavlia Gorge, a unique example of wild Cretan nature.  Then on to Floria with time for a cup of coffee or fresh orange juice!   After having an adventurous off road experience you will arrive at Milia Mountain Retreat. Time stops here: there is no electricity, cozy stone houses bring you close to the philosophy  of “back to the basics.” The place is an authentic 17th century mountain settlement which has been transformed into an eco-friendly tourist complex, one of the top 50 worldwide choices of National Geographic magazine, with respect to eco-tourism and agro-tourism. You will spend lunch time here and enjoy Cretan cuisine and local wine. Then it’s off to the wild scenery of Topolia Gorge -so worth seeing. Admire and take plenty of photos of wild landscape nature. The last stop of this safari trip, will be to Ano Vouves and the unique 3,000-year-old olive tree.

                                                                                                                                                    
Please note: Bring a bottle of water, sunglasses, hat, sun cream, and jacket (depending on the weather conditions). Sport shoes are recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


price $219
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8.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Chania, Knossos Palace and Heraklion Town
Today your tour will take you on a 2-1/2 hour drive via the National Road towards Heraklion City, to visit Knossos. Knossos is the site of the most important and best known palace of the Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary King Minos. The Palace is also connected to thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Icaros. The site was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000-3000 B.C.) until Roman times. Second palaces (16th -14th centuries B.C.) were built along with luxurious houses, a hospice and various other structures.  You will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion before you proceed to your traditional lunch at a restaurant before heading back to the port of Chania.

Please note: This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.  


price $199
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Chania, Rethymno Town & Arkadi Monastery
You will depart from the Venetian port of Chania for a 1 ½ hour scenic ride to your first stop, the Monastery of Arkadi. The historical importance of Arkadi lies in the role it played in the Cretan war of independence against the Turkish conquerors. The actual Catholicon of this monastery was built in 1587. It is surrounded by a defensive precinct with two main entrances and one side entrance. There are also a two-story guest house, a refectory, store-houses, a cellar, a cook-house, and an oven. The Catholicon is a two-aisled church dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Saviour and to the Saints Constantine and Helen. Inside the Monastery there are also an ossuary and stables. Next you will take a drive to Rethymnon, the capital of the prefecture of the same name. Rethymnon became a city during the Venetian occupation. The town with its buildings dating from the 16th century, the small Venetian harbor and the narrow streets will certainly charm you. There will be some free time to wander round, have a coffee or a shopping stroll for souvenirs and presents.

Please note: This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.  


price $149
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Santorini, Greece



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, 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 $1549
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, 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 $1649
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1099
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Santorini, Island Overview and Oia Village
Santorini, in the Cyclades Islands, has one of the most spectacular landscapes in all Greece. Traditional villages built on tall cliffs offer breathtaking views over a former volcanic crater, now submerged by the sea. Your island orientation begins with an ascent of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) Mountain, for unparalleled panoramic views encompassing the whole island. Back aboard the coach, you will admire a range of inspirational views en route to the village of Oia. With its picturesque blue-domed churches, old 2-story mansions, and narrow cobblestone streets, Oia is the perfect place to fully appreciate the beauty of this remarkable island. There is no guided sightseeing during your 1¾-hour stay at Oia, so you are free to admire the picture-perfect views or perhaps browse among the tiny shops selling handmade ceramics, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Finally, there’s a 30-minute drive to the village of Fira where the tour concludes. Once there, your guide directs you to the cliff road from where you may proceed to the cable car at your leisure to return to the ship.    

Please note:  This tour involves winding roads and high altitude. 

price $115
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

boating

outdoors

essentials
Santorini, Sailing the Caldera
Get ready to set sail on the exquisite Santorini during this scenic, relaxing ride around the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirassia. You will board a Catamaran sailing vessel for a 3.5-hour tour . Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni represent the volcano’s most recent activity. Palea Kameni, or Old Burnt Island, is less than 2,000 years old, while Nea Kameni, or Young Burnt Island, began forming just 425 years ago. Your boat will drop anchor into the green sulfur waters where you will enjoy an opportunity to swim in the warm waters of the thermal spring. A delicious Greek lunch  of chicken, pasta, Greek salad, fruit and beverages will be served on board while sailing.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and your camera.


price $299
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4 HRS

Moderate

unesco

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Santorini, The Ancient City of Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum
You will be transferred from the ship by local tender boat to Athinios port, where you will join the waiting motor coach. From here you will proceed toward the southern part of the island where you will make a quick photo stop at the ruins of an old windmill that has a panoramic view. You’ll re-board the coach and continue on your short narrated journey to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the covered excavations of this advanced Bronze Age civilization. You will be taken back in time as these amazing ruins leave you to imagine what life was like before the village was destroyed around 1650 B.C., by the eruption of the volcano.  It remains a question why there were no people left in the village at the time of the eruption, as it was abandoned for reasons unknown.  It is often said in a whimsical way that perhaps Akrotiri is really the lost city of Atlantis. Next, visit the Prehistoric Museum located in the town of Fira.  In this remarkable museum, you will see an exhibition of artifacts and frescoes which were excavated from the archaeological site of Akrotiri, including the gold Ibix, one of the most famous recent discoveries of antiquities at Akrotiri.  When you leave the museum your tour will end and then after a 5-minute walk you will be at the cable car. From there you may decide whether to stay in the town and do a bit of shopping or to make your way back to the ship directly by taking the cable car to the pier below

Please note:  This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.


price $129
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6 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

sightseeing
Santorini, Wineries of Santorini & Oia Village
You will be transferred from the ship by a local tender to Athinios where you will join the waiting motor coach.  A short journey brings you to one of Santorini’s foremost wineries where you will be able to sample some of the most famous wines of Santorini. Leaving Santo Winery you will travel to Venetsanos Winery, located in a breathtaking location offering incredible vistas over the caldera and volcanic islands.  The winery offers you a chance to walk through and discover the history and tradition of this important wine producer and learn new wine making techniques. Your detailed tour of the winery will include tasting their exceptional wines. Next you will visit the   unique, underground labyrinth Wine Museum of Santorini where you will navigate the history of wine and have the opportunity to try four of the best wines.  Board your coach and travel to the most northern point of the island, Oia Village. This dramatic little village, has many of its dwellings nestled in niches hewn into the volcanic rock.  As you traverse its narrow cobbled streets you will come across many tiny shops which offer an unusual collection of handmade works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano. Finally, you will board your coach and go to Fira town where your tour will end after a short walk to the Metropolis Church. From there you may decide whether to stay in the town and do a bit of shopping or to make your way back to the ship directly by taking the cable car to the pier below.

Please note: None of these destinations are wheelchair accessible. 


price $159
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Kusadasi, Turkey



4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Kusadasi, Archaeological Ephesus & Museum
Meet your professional guide and set off to visit the ruined city of ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded by the Carians and Lelegs. Today, this is one of the most magnificent and best-preserved archaeological sites in the world. You will see the glorious Celsus Library façade, restored and reconstructed in the 1970s, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Great Theatre with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. Then, you will visit a new ongoing excavation site of the Church of Mary inside Ephesus. The church is located in the south stoa of the Olympian next to the harbor of Ephesus. This is a very important church for Christianity because it was the first one devoted to the Virgin Mary. The Council of Ephesus and the Synod declared that church as the center of Christianity in 449 A.D.  Your guide will share some little-known details about the life and times of the ancient city. You will also visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. This small museum in Selcuk boasts an incredible collection of Hellenistic and Roman statues, carved reliefs and artifacts unearthed from the ruins of Ephesus. The famous statue of Artemis (goddess of fertility) is housed here. At the end of your tour, you will stop for refreshments and a carpet demonstration at a local weaving village. Enjoy watching the skilled artisans spinning and dyeing yarn and weaving carpets. From here you can either return directly to the ship or stay in Kusadasi. Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore on their own are welcome to do so, but must return to the ship on their own.

Please note: This tour involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. Comfortable walking shoes with non-skid soles are highly recommended.


price $79
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Kusadasi, Best of Ephesus
The first place you will visit on this exciting tour will be the Virgin Mary’s House. Archaeological evidence shows that the little house dates from the 6th century but that the foundations were from the first century. Next you will visit the Ephesus ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site predominantly from the later Roman period. Next, you will visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. This small museum in Selcuk boasts an incredible collection of Hellenistic and Roman statues, carved reliefs and artifacts unearthed from the ruins of Ephesus. The famous statue of Artemis (goddess of fertility) is housed here. Then, your tour will continue to the ruins of the Basilica of St John. The Basilica had a cruciform plan with four domes along its longitudinal axis and a pair flanking the central dome to form the arm of the cross. Under the central dome was the grave of St John. Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant on the way back to Kusadasi. You will have a fabulous view of the harbor and the ship.Upon your return to Kusadasi, you may enjoy a carpet weaving demonstration and some time for shopping. Explore the town and return to the ship.

Please note:  There is a lot of walking on this tour with many steps and rough and uneven terrain.  Flat, comfortable shoes are highly recommended.  The last 3 miles to the Virgin Mary’s House is a winding road up to an altitude of 1,250 feet. 


price $119
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

wine

culture

unesco

walking
Kusadasi, Concierge Collection: Ephesus & Private Lunch at Sirince Village
Visit the ruined city of ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded by the Carians and Lelegs. You will see the glorious Celsus Library façade, restored and reconstructed in the 1970s, the Grand Amphitheater and the Temple of Hadrian. Visit the “Terrace Houses” located opposite Hadrian’s Temple, a newly excavated area. Next you will discover the beauty of Sirince Village, the perfect synthesis of Turkish-Greek culture where you will stroll through the streets and see the typical Greek houses. You will have time to purchase some local handicrafts that the village ladies sell on the streets. The  tour features a charming church dedicated to St John that you can view high above the village. A private lunch has been arranged for you in a beautifully restored local building, with spectacular views overlooking an amazing valley of fruit and olive trees and lots of grapevines. Here you will experience the local cuisine with the best of Turkish hospitality. Taste a few of the local wines throughout your private lunch. Upon your return to Kusadasi, you may enjoy a carpet-making demonstration and have some time for shopping. Explore the town and return to the yacht on your own.

Please note: This tour involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Kusadasi, Ephesus & Ancient Houses
Ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the greatest outdoor museums in Turkey and perhaps in the world. Although now in ruins, it was originally founded by the Carian and Leleg native peoples. Your two-hour walking tour begins after a 30-minute drive from the pier. Magnificent vistas await – including the glorious Celsus Library façade, the Grand Amphitheater and the Temple of Hadrian. The Terrace Houses owned by the wealthy and influential lie opposite Hadrian’s Temple, in a newly excavated section. Their fine decorative mosaics and frescoes give a fascinating insight into ancient lifestyles. Terrace Houses on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain are accessed by steps, with their roofs forming terraces for those houses above them. Back in Kusadasi, there’s an opportunity to see a carpet-making demonstration, to independently explore the town or perhaps browse among the shops before taking an easy stroll back to the ship.

Please note: As this excursion involves extensive walking, comfortable shoes with non-slip soles are recommended. At Terrace Houses, guests will walk on glass-covered platforms. 

price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

unesco

walking
Kusadasi, Ephesus and Virgin Marys House
Take a step back in time on this excursion to the Virgin Mary’s House and ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 30-minute drive will bring you to the House of the Virgin Mary, where she is said to have lived the last years of her life. This hallowed site, which has been officially declared a Roman Catholic shrine, has hosted three Papal visits since 1967.  Then you will take a 10-minute drive to Ephesus, where you will see with the Odeon Theatre, the Celsus Library and Hadrian Temple. This impressive Corinthian-style temple was dedicated in A.D. 118 and reconstructed in the 4th century. You will see the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. It was at this monumental site that St. Paul preached. As its acoustics remain excellent, this theatre is still in use today. The Marble Road which runs between the Theater and the Celsus Library is part of a sacred walkway. On your return, you will sip apple tea as a myriad of colors unfold before your eyes during a carpet-making demonstration.  Or, you may return directly to the yacht, or remain in Kusadasi to shop or explore the town independently. 

Please note: Although there are no uphill surfaces, this excursion does involve extensive walking. Comfortable walking shoes with non-slip soles are therefore recommended.

price $79
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kusadasi, 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: 1 - 10 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
Kusadasi, 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: 1 - 10 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 $599
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Istanbul, Turkey



4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Istanbul, Bazaars of Istanbul
This is a great opportunity to visit the most famous and unique bazaars of Istanbul. After a short panoramic drive to the old city, your first visit will be the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar. Built in 1663, the Spice Market is still the 2nd-largest covered bazaar in Turkey and it is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic herbs and all the spices of the East including cardamom, turmeric, saffron, rose water and much more. Then, you will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered bazaar in Turkey, with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship..

Please note: All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $39
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Istanbul, Bosphorus Cruise & Grand Bazaar
This relaxing tour features a motor yacht cruise along the Bosphorus, during which you can discover the history of this fascinating city.  Take a short scenic drive to embark on your private motor yacht to sail on the famous Bosphorus waterway, from where there are excellent views of the Asiatic and European shores. Magnificent 19th century palaces are dotted along both banks and, as you cruise along, enjoy views of the Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and the few remaining towers of the Anadolu Hisar. Passing beneath the great Bosphorus Bridge, you will be rewarded with the sight of curving domes and rising minarets, wrapped in a hazy veil. Istanbul has one of the loveliest skylines in the world and is without doubt a city built to be appreciated from the water. A refreshment of coffee, tea or a local soft drink will be served during your cruise. Then, you will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets, with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $79
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Istanbul, Byzantine Treasures of Istanbul
A scenic drive will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, where the historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will see Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Constantine Column which are remaining from the original Hippodrome. Next, you will visit one of the greatest buildings in the world: St Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom. It was built during the reign of Emperor Justinian (AD 537) and remained the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. The great dome, the semi-domes, the north and south tympana and the vaults of the narthex, aisles and gallery were all covered with gold mosaics, many of which are still intact today.  You will visit the Underground Cistern. This amazing underground cavern measures roughly 210 feet wide and 420 feet long, with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water. The 336 beautiful columns that support the cistern were salvaged from pagan temples destroyed during the Roman Empire’s conversion to Christianity. Then, you will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets and more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving.

Please note:  All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. The covered section of the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays; shopping will take place in stores just outside the Grand Bazaar. Professional photography and flash are not allowed.


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing

boating

concierge
Istanbul, Concierge Collection: Sunset Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner on Asian Side
Meet your guide at the pier for an evening out on the town in Istanbul—the only city in the world that is located in both Europe and Asia. You will have an opportunity to view both sides of this marvelous city from an exclusive private yacht. Leave the port and travel a short distance to board a yacht for a cruise along the shores of the stunning Bosphorus Strait. Enjoy a welcome cocktail while cruising. On the European side, you will view many palaces, old mansions, and modern villas. Watch for the first intercontinental bridge that connects Europe and Asia. You will spot Dolmabahce Palace, formerly an opulent 19th century Rococo palace, and now a museum.  After your experience, you will disembark the yacht on the Asian side. Dinner will be served at one of the most famous fish restaurants on the Bosphorus strait.  After enjoying the delicious menu, you will drive to the European side via the Bosphorus Bridge and return to the ship.

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


price $249
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Dinner at Tugra Restaurant at Ciragan Palace
Dress for a spectacular dinner at Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski overlooking the Bosphorus Strait. Ciragan Palace Kempinski is the only Ottoman Imperial Palace & Hotel on the Bosphorus. It is a landmark reflecting the legendary opulence of the Ottoman Empire. This former residence of the Sultans has retained its one-of-a-kind glory and has integrated it seamlessly into the present day. It is the perfect combination of renowned Turkish hospitality, luxury and exclusive personalized service. Dinner will be served at the Tugra Restaurant located on the first floor of the original Ciragan Palace and featuring rich Ottoman décor. Delicious Turkish and Ottoman recipes, designed by the chef exclusively, will take you on a culinary journey back to the golden era of the Sultans. At the end of the evening, return to the ship, viewing the magnificent city of Istanbul by night with many of the famous monuments lit up.

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


price $179
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

dining

unesco

essentials
Istanbul, Highlights of Istanbul
A scenic drive will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, where the historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life. Monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor.  Next, visit Blue Mosque, also known as The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, a true study in color. It displays a multitude of domes and over 20,000 shimmering blue Iznik tiles in more than 50 different tulip designs, and 216 stained glass windows, on the interior. After a short walk, you’ll enter the awe-inspiring Topkapi Palace Museum, a huge walled complex that hugs the Bosphorus and is displaying an extraordinary collection of art, artifacts, and jewels, including the famed Topkapi Diamond. The windows promise breathtaking views of the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. A delightful lunch, featuring Turkish specialities and beverages, will be served in a local restaurant. You will taste delicious Turkish cuisine cooked in Ottoman and Turkish styles. Arrive at Hagia Sophia, also known as St. Sophia, the Church of Holy Wisdom with its rich mosaics and marble pillars and coverings. You will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving.

Please note: Modest attire is required; when visiting the Blue Mosque, knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and women must cover their head with a scarf, which will be provided at the Mosque. Shoes must be removed to enter mosque(s). Shoe bags will be provided for mosque visits. Blue Mosque is undergoing a major restoration inside and areas may not be open to visit. Lines to enter may also be long. There is ongoing restoration of the Topkapi Palace, which may result in some exhibits being closed. Professional photography and flash are not allowed. All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic.  


price $169
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8.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

walking

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Istanbul, Istanbul Deluxe Part I
A scenic drive will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986.  You’ll see the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life, and monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor. From there it is a short walk to the Blue Mosque. This incredible monument was completed in 1616 and is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. Nearby is the Topkapi Palace, the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans. The palace consists of courts, pavilions, mosques, fountains.  Lunch will be served at Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet. You will eat traditional Turkish cuisine in a lovely atmosphere.  After lunch, you will visit the famous St. Sophia Museum, built during Emperor Justinian’s reign in AD 537. St Sophia’s dome was then the largest in the world and it remained the greatest church in Christendom for centuries. Next, visit the magnificent Underground Cistern, built during the reign of Justinian. This 6th century subterranean water reservoir feature a ceiling supported by 336 Corinthian columns and is known as the Underground Palace. Last, you will visit the world famous Grand Bazaar. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: This excursion can be taken as a standalone tour but for the best experience should be combined with Istanbul Deluxe Part II—an unforgettable combination and by far the best way to fully experience this marvelous city. Modest attire is required; when visiting the Blue Mosque, knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and women must cover their head with a scarf, which will be provided at the Mosque. Shoes must be removed to enter mosque(s). Shoe bags will be provided for mosque visits. Blue Mosque is undergoing a major restoration inside and areas may not be open to visit. Lines to enter may also be long. There is ongoing restoration of the Topkapi Palace, which may result in some exhibits being closed. Professional photography and flashes are not allowed. Expect dense traffic conditions in Istanbul. All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $179
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

walking

unesco

essentials
Istanbul, Ottoman Wonders
A scenic drive will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Your first stop on this fascinating tour will be at the Blue Mosque, named for its richly adorned interior of magnificent Iznik tiles. Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace - residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. This setting provides a magnificent view. As the imperial residence of the Sultan and his court, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. Then, you will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered bazaar in Turkey, with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: Expect dense traffic conditions in Istanbul. Modest attire is required; when visiting the Blue Mosque, knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and women must cover their head with a scarf, which will be provided at the Mosque. Shoes must be removed to enter mosque(s). Shoe bags will be provided. Blue Mosque is undergoing a major restoration inside and areas may not be open to visit. Lines to enter may also be long. There is ongoing restoration of the Topkapi Palace, which may result in some exhibits being closed. Professional photography and flash are not allowed. All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. The covered section of the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays; shopping will take place in stores just outside the Grand Bazaar.


price $79
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Evening 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 $399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Evening 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: 1-10 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 $499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Full Day 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 $699
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Full Day 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: 1 - 10 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

essentials
Istanbul, Private Half Day 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: 1-10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $699
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Whirling Dervish Show
A short drive through the electric and atmospheric Istanbul city by night will whisk you to the Galata Mevlevihanesi for a Private Whirling Dervish Show (The Sema Ritual).  The son of Mevlana, Sultan Veled, and his associates considered the day of death a day of celebration and founded the Mevlevi Order on the thoughts of Mevlana. The Mevlevi Ritual has been performed in Mevlevi Temples (or lodges) for hundreds of years. The whirling dance, which is performed by Semazens, is proverbially associated with dervishes, the practice of the Mevlevi order in Turkey, and is part of a formal ceremony known as Sema, a means for man to reach actual existence. The Mevlevi ritual symbolizes the mystical meaning of divine love, passion and spiritual maturity. The ritual whirling of the Semazens is an act of love and a drama of faith. 

Please note: It is recommended that guests have dinner prior to the tour. Flash photography is not allowed during show.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

culture

essentials
Istanbul, Istanbul Deluxe Part II
Istanbul is the only city in the world that is located on two continents, and today you will experience both sides of the city. After a short drive to the pier, you will board a private motorboat for a 1.5-hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait—without a doubt one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. During the cruise you will notice that the Bosphorus shoreline is bedecked with numerous traditional, wooden Turkish villas, 19th century Ottoman palaces, fishing villages, and green hills on both sides. Enjoy refreshments during your cruise. Your next stop will be at the Spice Market where you will walk past a myriad of stalls selling ancient spices such as frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, cumin and rice spice. Take a moment to watch the trading, which occurs the same way today as it has been done for centuries. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: Not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. This excursion can be purchased as a standalone tour but for the best experience should be combined with Istanbul Deluxe Part I—an unforgettable combination and by far the best way to fully experience this marvelous city.


price $69
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Palaces of Istanbul
After boarding your motorcoach at the pier, make the short journey to the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace. Stretching over 1,960 feet on the shore of the Bosphorus Straight, the palace stands as a symbol of glamour and decadence of the Ottoman Empire of the 19th century. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the Palace, explaining the many sumptuous and magnificent details. Built for the Sultan Adbulmecit and his family, the Palace is considered the grandest of all the Ottomon imperial palaces and boasts 43 large salons, a 4.5 ton Bohemian crystal chandelier and a glass façade that measures over 3,000 feet long.  Your next destination will be the stunning Beylerbeyi Palace. Built between 1861 and 1865, Beylerbeyi was used by Sultan Abdul Aziz as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state. Designed in an ornate Baroque style the palace features 26 rooms, 6 sitting rooms, a valide sultan room (used for the mother of the sultan) and 2 bathing pavilions - one for the men and the other for the sultan's harem. On your tour you'll marvel at the extravagant pool and fountain that resides inside the reception hall, the large Bohemian crystal chandeliers and the intricately woven Turkish carpets.  At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: Not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. Flash photography is not allowed in the Palaces; a fee applies to all video and still cameras. There are approximately 52 steps inside the Beylerbeyi Palace. Protective over-shoes will be provided at Beylerbeyi Palace entrance for use inside.  


price $69
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Half Day 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: 1-10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $699
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Turkish Bath Experience
Your scenic drive will take you through the old town to reach your destination of relaxation, Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Turkish bath. It was built by Mimar Sinan by order of Hurrem Sultan, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, near Hagia Sophia in the 16th century (1556 – 1557). The building is in the shape of a classical period Ottoman bath and is a type of double bath. Women and men sections were built on the same axis in this bath for the first time, which was a new idea in Turkish bath architecture. You’ll be welcomed in the Hammam Square and directed to the changing room and provided with takunya (wooden sabots) and pestemal (loincloth). Relax on the marble ‘kurna,’ a marble platform, to help you unwind, before being taken to the heated ‘gobektasi’ for a rub down massage and bubble bath. The steamy atmosphere and relaxing rub down will help your mind and body drift away in the fantastic surroundings of authentic Turkish interiors.

Please note: Minimum age is 6 years. Male and females bathe in separate areas. Towels will be provided and a thin bath towel will be available to wear in the bath over swimwear if you choose. Guests must be physically fit for this tour with no breathing or cardio problems. A Turkish bath is a hot and steamy environment.  


price $229
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Myrina, Lemnos, Greece



4.25 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Myrina, Discover Limnos by 4x4
Get behind the wheel of a 4x4 vehicle (two guests per vehicle; at least one person must drive) to experience this great way to get off the beaten track and explore the untouched areas of Lemnos. Head off in a convoy from the port along the scenic beach roads and climb up to the Church of Aghios Thanassis, 1,000 feet above sea level. Take in the stunning views of Myrina, the castle and port in the distance and learn about the history of the island and the Orthodox religion and culture of Greece. Continue on, with a stop to pick some of the wild oregano that grows on the side of the mountain, and follow picturesque mountain roads to Gomati Beach for a swim and a beverage. After a short break, visit the natural phenomenon of the Gomati sand dunes and then stop in taverna in Gomati for a home-cooked lunch.

Please note: The self-drive 4x4 vehicles are manual (stick shift) and must be driven by one of the participants. Bring a valid driver's license. There is a lead vehicle with a professional English-speaking guide. Minimum and maximum of two guests per vehicle. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Bottled water.

price $299
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Myrina, Highlights of Limnos
This tour will commence with a drive to the East coast of Lemnos where the island’s most important archaeological site of Poliochni lies. Here the Italian Archaeologists discovered back in 1930 seven different layers of civilization, one on the top of the other. Poliochni is considered one of the largest urban centers of the Early Bronze Age and the first city in Europe with a basic social and civic structure. The Neolithic town predates the Egyptian dynasties, the Minoan Kingdoms of Crete, and even the earliest level of Troy. Following your visit to Poliochni board your coach and head for Moudros, the second biggest town of the island and the first capital of Lemnos. There you will have some free time for a stroll along its seafront or to enjoy a coffee in one of the cafés. You will continue to the Allied Cemetery in Moudros. It is one of the two most important monuments the island has, of the Allied Expedition versus Gallipoli. Many victims of the 1st World War were buried here in clusters depending upon their nationality. From there you will return to Myrina and visit The Archaeological Museum of Lemnos, founded in 1961. In the museum you will see exhibits from excavations of the Italian Archaeological School in the ancient sites of Poliochni, Kavirio, Ifestia, and other spots all over the island. Also you will be acquainted with various historical periods of Lemnos (prehistoric, Age of Copper, Classical period).  From the museum you will return to the port.

Please note: Due to some walking on uneven surface in Poliochni, it is advisable to wear non-slip, comfortable shoes.


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

beach

dining

outdoors

essentials
Myrina, Limnos by Traditonal Caique
Board a traditional caique boat for a cruise along the coast of Limnos to the magnificent sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of the northeastern cape. Cruise from one secluded beach to the next. Upon reaching a private beach, you will have about 1 ½ hours to relax on the sand and enjoy the beautiful waters of the Aegean Sea. A traditional Greek lunch with refreshments awaits you back on board the boat before you cruise back down the coast to your waiting ship.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. This tour is weather dependent.


price $129
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Athens, Greece



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.



price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Windstar Hotel
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $899
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $549
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, 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 $649
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