STAR COLLECTOR: GREEK GRANDEUR & ROMAN HOLIDAY

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Nafplio, Greece

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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Nafplio, Epic Theatre of Epidaurus & Venetian Fortress
You will board your motor coach  for the 40-minute drive along a picturesque and twisting road, towards the site of Epidaurus. The famous Theater of Epidaurus is the best-preserved ancient Greek Theater. Located next to the sanctuary-hospital of Asclepius, the ancient Greek God of Healing, the theater’s function was directly connected with this sanctuary. Famous for its superb acoustics, the theater was built in the 4th century B.C. and had a capacity of about 12,000 spectators. People arrived from all over the Greek world in order to attend the religious events there. Due to the architect’s excellent design, the acoustics are so good, you can be sitting right at the top in the last row and still hear even a coin dropping in the middle of the stage. Your tour will then proceed to Palamidi, an impressive Venetian Fortress, which dominates the city of Nafplio. A part of the Palamidi Fortress was used as a prison after the liberation of Greece from the Turks. Its location offers a wonderful photo opportunity as it overlooks the entire Argolic Valley.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Nafplio, 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 Nafplio, 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 Nafplioarea and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1699
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Nafplio, 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 Nafplio, 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 Nafplio area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles).

price $1299
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Nafplio, 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 Nafplio, 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 Nafplio area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles).


price $1399
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4.5 HRS

Strenuous

culture

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Nafplio, The Kings Tomb & Venetian Fortress
You will board your motor coach for the 30-minute scenic drive through Nafplio and past the ancient sites of Tiryns to the ruins of Mycenae. The first in-depth excavations were carried out by the German archaeologist Schliemann in 1876, who was obsessed with finding the grave of Agamemnon. His diligent work exposed the famous Lions Gate, the entrance to the city, which contains the shaft burial graves of some ancient nobles. A short distance away is the Beehive Tomb, so called due to its unusual shape.  Then a short drive will bring you to Fithia Village where a brief shopping opportunity will take place. On the second part of your journey you will return to Nafplio where the Castle of Palamidi stands. From this vantage point there is a lovely panoramic view. The castle was built by the Turks and the Venetians as a fortress and until recently, was used as a prison. The castle is still in a good state of preservation and offers great views and photo opportunities over the entire Argolis bay.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $119
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Mykonos, Greece



4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco

walking
Mykonos, Delos Discovery
Explore the tiny uninhabited island of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in all Greece. Start your journey with a 45-minute ferry ride to this richly historic site. Delos was the major center of the ancient Greek world and the mythical birthplace of the god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Your 2½-hour guided stroll includes such attractions as the Sanctuary of Apollo with its three temples dating from the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. To the west of this sanctuary lies the Sacred Lake, where Apollo was reputedly born. Standing guard over the Sacred Lake are nine replicas of the famous marble lions, which were a gift from the people of Naxos in the 7th century B.C. Other attractions include the amphitheater and the nearby theater quarter where wealthy owners built opulent houses with grand colonnaded courtyards. The island’s checkered history finally led to its destruction in 88 B.C. by Mithridates, the King of Pontus. Large-scale restoration work has continued for many years and in 1990 the island was declared a World’s Cultural Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO. Your guided walk concludes back at the ferry, for direct return to Mykonos. On arrival there, you are free to return to the yacht at your leisure.

Please note: As there is extensive walking on this tour, comfortable shoes are recommended.  



price $115
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

culture

sightseeing
Mykonos, Five Senses of Mykonos
Join in an adventure to discover a different face of Mykonos. You will visit Little Venice on a walking tour and see Mykonos Castle, where you can take pictures of the famous windmills of Mykonos. You will pass by the most photographed church of Paraportiani and then visit a traditional pastry shop where you can taste amigdalota, a local sweet delicacy made of almonds.  Then you will board your bus for a short drive to Agios Giannis Beach, a traditional small port. Wander around this beautiful bay and take pictures of Delos island, lying just opposite. Re-board the bus for a drive to the center of the island, and a traditional Mykonian farm. Here you will do some wine tasting. Visit the traditional village of Ano Mera. Continue with a walk to the main square with its marble patio and mingle with the locals to get acquainted with the history of the village. You will then continue to the local traditional Taverna of Apostolis, to enjoy a glass of ouzo and homemade meze, prepared especially for you by the owner’s wife, accompanied by a live Greek music show.  On the way back to Mykonos you will receive a small gift, to take with you - the unique fragrance of Mykonos. Upon arrival you have some free time to walk around the narrow streets of Mykonos with its charming whitewashed houses.

Please note:  There is no wheelchair access to Agios Giannis Beach or the monastery.  During the summer there is not much shade so it is advisable to wear a hat or visor, sunglasses, and bring sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $159
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

beach

essentials
Mykonos, Resort Day Pass
Try to imagine a perfect Cycladic village - it would probably look exactly like Agios Ioannis. Then step into a 5-star luxury resort in Mykonos and you’ll immediately sense: this isn’t Mykonos as you know it. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of a private oasis within a cosmopolitan destination. Embracing the best that Mykonos has to offer the resort will showcase an unconventional “made in Greece “ concept of luxury. You will spend relaxing time at a luxurious resort which includes:pick up from  and drop off  back to  your cruise ship, use of the resort’s facilities like sunbeds, umbrellas,  the gym, sauna, Turkish bath, swimming pool and private beach.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, exercise wear, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

price $99
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Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Ermoupoli, Highlights of Syros
During the 19th century Ermoupoli was Greece’s principal port and stands on a natural amphitheater site. You will board your motor coach that will take you from the port up the long, steep hill to the top where you will see the Cathedral of St. George. You will visit this 14th century building before descending on foot to visit the Cappuchin Monastery of St. John. You will walk to the bottom of the hill and re-board your coach for the drive across the island. You will pass the villages of Vari and Chroussa and reach the village of Posidonia. You will see the outside of the Benaki Mansion, a building that used to belong to one of the most renowned families in Greece and  is now the Town Hall.  Next you will travel to the seaside village of Finikas where you will stop for refreshments. Continue on your scenic drive through the villages of  Giallissas and Talanta on your way back to Ermoupoli. Here your guide will take you on a walking tour visiting the main sites of this beautiful town.

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

price $99
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

beach

essentials
Ermoupoli, Transfer to Kini Beach
Board your waiting motor coach for the 30-minute drive ti Kini Beach. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. You will spend approximately 3 hours enjoying  this lovely beach exactly as you please. The beach is wide and sandy with shallow water. Taverns and cafes are also available.


price $69
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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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Patmos, Greece



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Patmos, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  

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


price $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Patmos, 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 sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour

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


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Patmos, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Patmos, 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 sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  

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 $849
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Patmos, Monastery & Cave of St John
An island of rare beauty captivating the visitor at first glance, Patmos has a picturesque harbor dominated by the imposing Monastery of St. John standing on the hill above. Leaving Skala harbor, you will take a 10-minute drive to the impressive village of Chora. The Monastery of St. John is situated among gleaming white houses forming a startling contrast to its dark mass. Built in 1088, it has thick, high walls crowned all around with battlements and a total of eight chapels. The courtyard is laid with pebbles and decorated with arches through which one can see the intricately designed frescoes adorning the chapel entrance. The museum houses a magnificent collection of jeweled chalices, crowns and crosses, icons and religious paintings, including an original El Greco. Your tour will continue with a visit to the Grotto of St. John, a 17th century monastery built around the cave where St. John lived for two years while he wrote of the Apocalypse. Inside you can see the stone which he is said to have used as a pillow. After this memorable tour, you will embark the coach for the short ride back to the port. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. Ladies should have their heads, shoulders and knees covered.

price $99
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5 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Patmos, Spirit of Patmos
Depart from the pier for a short scenic ride first to the Grotto of St. John where he heard the voice of God, wrote his revelations, and spent 16 months in exile.  This simple cave is now a chapel and place of pilgrimage. Continue on to the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, built on an ancient acropolis. The monastery’s massive 15th century walls and 17th century battlements looming over the town, belie an intimate and peaceful interior of arches, inlaid pebble stone floors and whitewashed buildings. The charming chapel of Christodoulos is profusely decorated with frescoes and the old treasury, and displays a breathtaking collection of jeweled chalices, crowns, crucifixes, vestments and old manuscripts. Departing the monastery, you will walk the nearby winding streets where houses dating back to the 16th century are linked by a maze of steps and lanes interspersed with small squares. Visit the 300-year-old Simandris House with its rich collection of antiques and architecture. Wind down your excursion at a local taverna, where you will have the opportunity to discover the “Zorba” in you as you sample tasty mezes with Greek wine or ouzo and enjoy traditional Greek dances.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. Ladies should have their heads, shoulders and knees covered.



price $149
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Rhodes, Greece



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rhodes, 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
Rhodes, 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 $1399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rhodes, 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
Rhodes, 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

refreshments

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Rhodes, Highlights & Authentic Greek Cooking Class
Indulge your senses with the history, beauty and flavors of Rhodes during this orientation drive and cooking demonstration. From the pier, you will follow the Mandraki Esplanade, passing the Church of Annunciation and a replica of the Old Church of the Knights of St. John. At the entrance to Mandraki Port you see the deer statues, where it is believed the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood. Your drive then ascends Mount Smith for panoramic views of Rhodes and the Aegean Sea. The Acropolis of Rhodes and the ancient 2nd century B.C. stadium both lie atop this vantage point. Proceed to the Old City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you leave the coach at the Gate d'Amboise for a 1¼-hour guided walking tour. After passing the Grand Master’s Palace you will stroll down the Street of the Knights, and pass the 15th century Archaeological Museum, and the former Knights’ Hospital, which is regarded as the Old City’s most well preserved building. Your walk will conclude at a Greek taverna, where a chef demonstrates cooking several classic Greek dishes, including tzatziki and fried meatballs and you will learn cooking tips from the expert. At the conclusion of the demonstration, you will be invited to sample the foods you have helped prepare before reboarding your coach for the return drive to the pier.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  


price $125
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Rhodes, Intoduction to Rhodian Pottery
Departing from the quayside in Rhodes, you will proceed to Mount Smith, the Acropolis of ancient Rhodes. From the tumbled massive pillars of the Temple of Athena, the view encompasses the Temple of Apollo, the stadium of Diagoras, and the port. Then you will proceed to Bonis Ceramic Workshop where you will be given a special apron and an overview on the art of ceramics. You will see the instructor demonstrate how to use of the pottery wheel. Working in groups of 3, you will then have the opportunity to make your own pottery vase under the guidance of the instructor, using the pottery wheel. You will then be able to carve a design of your choice on a raw plate provided by the workshop. The vase and the plate will then be baked and colored by the ceramic technicians, and when finished will be sent to your home. There will be ample time, after the pottery lesson, for you to browse through the Ceramic Workshop’s exhibition to admire the beautiful Rhodian Ceramics on display. Then, you will head to Limanaki to a beautiful Greek taverna on the beach where you will be served traditional ouzo and local appetizers.    

Please note: The maximum number of participants for this tour is 16.

price $149
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking
Rhodes, Old Rhodes on Foot
Take a leisurely stroll through the medieval city of Rhodes, a historically acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Your approximately 3-hour guided walk will begin at the Gate of Panagia Bourgou and proceed directly to the Jewish Quarter. After passing the Synagogue, you progress further into the city center before continuing along the picturesque cobbled streets of the busy Turkish District. Your attention is drawn to the Mosque of Suleiman, with its elegant Italian Renaissance doorway. You then head toward the 14th century Palace of the Grand Masters and continue down the Street of the Knights, past medieval buildings, towers and emblazoned façades. Your walk will conclude in Hospital Square, from where it is only a short stroll back to the port. Alternatively, you may wish to spend additional independent time among the numerous cafés, restaurants and shops of the medieval town before returning at your leisure.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. This program is entirely on foot and there is no sightseeing by coach. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 


price $69
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

sightseeing
Rhodes, Scenic Drive to the Acropolis of Lindos
Picturesque Lindos, lying on the east coast of Rhodes, is renowned as an important archaeological site and popular visitor resort. Your one-hour journey follows the east coast past quaint villages, orange and lemon groves, vineyards and gnarled old olive trees.  During your two-hour stay in Lindos you may either walk up to the summit of the Acropolis or, alternatively, take a donkey ride for most of the distance. At the top of your ascent, numerous archaeological sites await, including the 4th century B.C. Doric Temple of Athena Lindia and a double-winged portico. Other attractions include a Byzantine church, and the remains of the Governor’s quarters. There are breathtaking panoramas from atop the Acropolis, including St. Paul’s Bay, where the Apostle is said to have landed in the year A.D. 51 to preach Christianity to the Rhodians. Gathered below the Acropolis, are the old, whitewashed houses and narrow streets of this picture-perfect town, whose beauty has inspired artists and writers for generations. Before leaving Lindos, you may wish to browse among the many tempting shops offering such items as ceramics and crocheted linen. Your return is along the same picturesque route as your outward journey.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 


price $99
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Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece



4 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

walking

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Agios Nikolaos, Elouda and Spinaloga
Departing in your air-conditioned motorcoach, after a short drive you will arrive at the beautiful Plaka village, where you will board your private boat to Kalidon, or the Island of Spinalonga, at the entrance of the Bay of Elounda.  The island of Spinalonga has a rich history dating back over 8 centuries. From the start of the Byzantine Empire in the early 13th  century, it became a crucial outpost of the Venetian power base on Crete for the next 400 years, resulting in the huge fortifications that still dominate the landscape. The island fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1715, and from then until the turn of the 20th century, it was used as a leper colony, finally closing its doors when the last sufferer departed in the 1950s.   Today, the unoccupied island with its fortifications is one of the main tourist attractions in Crete. Return to the Cretan shore and Plaka, where you will arrive at a seaside taverna well known by locals for its fresh fish and Greek cuisine. Relax in its lovely view overlooking the sea, and enjoy a glass of Raki and Greek snacks called mezzes.  Following this refreshing interlude, you will be driven back to the Agios Nikolaos village where you will have free time for strolling around the picturesque village or you can return to the pier.

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







price $149
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8 HRS

Strenuous

dining

walking

essentials
Agios Nikolaos, Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum
Your first destination today will be the renowned archaeological site of the Palace of Knossos. This locale was once the religious and administrative center of the Minoan world. You'll explore the labyrinth built to confine the fabled Minotaur. Legend holds that the king fed his enemies to this monster until the secret of the labyrinth finally unraveled. Your guided tour will take you through the ruins of the palace complex, now excavated and partially reconstructed to offer a better understanding of the complex labyrinth. Visit the living quarters of the monarchs, the storerooms, potters' workshops, and the theater. From Knossos, you will continue to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion - one of the most important museums of Greece with a notable collection of artifacts from the Minoan Civilization of Crete. Within the museum all the main artifacts are on display, including the Phaistos Disk, the Snake Goddess, Bull-Leaping and King of the Lilies frescoes. The exhibit includes approximately 450 items in chronological order.  After your visit of the site you will have lunch at a traditional restaurant before heading back to the port of Agios Nikolaos.

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




price $179
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Agios Nikolaos, Minoan Palace of Knossos
Join an expedition to the Palace of King Knossos, once the religious and administrative center of the Minoan world. Explore the labyrinth built to confine the fabled Minotaur, born out of the unnatural union between King Minos' queen and a bull. Legend holds that the king fed his enemies to this mythological monster until the labyrinth's secret was finally unraveled. You will travel from Agios Nikolaos across the island to Heraklion to visit this renowned archaeological site. The guided tour will take you through the ruins of the palace complex, now excavated and partially reconstructed to give a better understanding of the complex labyrinth. You will visit the living quarters of the king and queen, the storerooms, potters' workshops and the theater. After your visit of the site you will head back to the port of Agios Nikolaos. 

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




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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Monemvasia, Greece



3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Monemvasia Castle
Monemvasia is unique among ruined medieval cities in that it is entirely built on a rock that appears to be barren when seen from the mainland. Your tour will commence with a walk through the narrow streets within the castle walls, so tiny that in many places only two people can walk side by side. You will see the ruins of houses and Byzantine churches — most in ruins with the fortunate exception of the Church of Christ Elkomenos. This cathedral dates back to the 13th century, but features alterations made during the Venetian occupation of Monemvasia. Four surviving ancient Byzantine icons are on display.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring a hat. Guests must be physically fit. Minivans will operate as shuttles from the tender to the gate of the Old Town as larger coaches are not permitted on the road to the Old Town.  

price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

sightseeing
Monemvasia Castle & Liotrivi Olive Oil Factory
Monemvasia is unique among ruined medieval cities in that it is entirely built on a rock that appears to be barren when seen from the mainland. Your tour will commence with a walk through the narrow streets at the castle, where the streets are so tiny that in many places only two people can walk side by side. While strolling along these narrow lanes you will see ruined houses and Byzantine churches and Church of Christ Elkomenos. This cathedral dates back to the 13th century, but features alterations made during the Venetian occupation of Monemvasia. Then you will visit “Liotrivi”(Olive Oil Factory), a fully restored historic mansion that previously was the home of the family Ritsos, where the world-renowned poet lived during his childhood.  You will have a guided tour in the old olive mill and learn the traditional method of producing extra virgin olive oil.  You will walk to the vineyards and the olive groves. In a patio area, an experienced cook will knead and bake traditional bread in a wood-oven. The bread made, along with other local products, will be served to you in an appetizer buffet under the olive trees where you will have the opportunity to also taste the famous wines of Monemvasia.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat. Guests must be physically fit. 


price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, 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 $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, 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 $1399
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Athens, Greece



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
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

essentials
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

essentials
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

essentials
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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Monemvasia, Greece



3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Monemvasia Castle
Monemvasia is unique among ruined medieval cities in that it is entirely built on a rock that appears to be barren when seen from the mainland. Your tour will commence with a walk through the narrow streets within the castle walls, so tiny that in many places only two people can walk side by side. You will see the ruins of houses and Byzantine churches — most in ruins with the fortunate exception of the Church of Christ Elkomenos. This cathedral dates back to the 13th century, but features alterations made during the Venetian occupation of Monemvasia. Four surviving ancient Byzantine icons are on display.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring a hat. Guests must be physically fit. Minivans will operate as shuttles from the tender to the gate of the Old Town as larger coaches are not permitted on the road to the Old Town.  

price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

sightseeing
Monemvasia Castle & Liotrivi Olive Oil Factory
Monemvasia is unique among ruined medieval cities in that it is entirely built on a rock that appears to be barren when seen from the mainland. Your tour will commence with a walk through the narrow streets at the castle, where the streets are so tiny that in many places only two people can walk side by side. While strolling along these narrow lanes you will see ruined houses and Byzantine churches and Church of Christ Elkomenos. This cathedral dates back to the 13th century, but features alterations made during the Venetian occupation of Monemvasia. Then you will visit “Liotrivi”(Olive Oil Factory), a fully restored historic mansion that previously was the home of the family Ritsos, where the world-renowned poet lived during his childhood.  You will have a guided tour in the old olive mill and learn the traditional method of producing extra virgin olive oil.  You will walk to the vineyards and the olive groves. In a patio area, an experienced cook will knead and bake traditional bread in a wood-oven. The bread made, along with other local products, will be served to you in an appetizer buffet under the olive trees where you will have the opportunity to also taste the famous wines of Monemvasia.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat. Guests must be physically fit. 


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, 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 $1499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, 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 $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, 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 $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monemvasia, 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 $1399
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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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Messina (Taormina), Italy



5 HRS

Moderate
Messina, Classic Taormina
Taormina perches on a terrace overlooking the sea and epitomizes the legendary beauty of Sicily. A one-hour drive brings you to the outskirts of this picturesque site which was founded in the 3rd century B.C. Although almost completely renovated by the Romans, it now reflects a medieval character that is truly captivating. After arriving near Taormina’s center, your guide will accompany you on a walking tour along cobblestone streets to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building whose arched windows and doorways reflect its strong Arabic influence. Next, you will stroll to the 3rd century Greco-Roman Theater, spectacularly situated overlooking Mount Etna and Naxos Bay. Renowned for its expansive size and unique acoustic qualities, it is still used for open-air concerts. After free time to stroll or shop along the famous Corso Umberto, you will rejoin the coach for the 60-minute journey back to the yacht.  

Please note:  Buses are not permitted to enter the town of Taormina. Guests will get to the city center from the parking lot by lifts. Keep in mind that Taormina can be very crowded.
price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $749
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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5 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

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

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


price $99
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Sorrento, Italy



4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

boating

sightseeing

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

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

price $199
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8 HRS

Easy

walking

sightseeing

unesco

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

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


price $3499
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4.5

Easy

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $2999
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5.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

dining

walking

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

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 



price $399
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9 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: The Jewels of the Amalfi Coast
Board a private vehicle for the drive to Positano. Its charms are still evident; square, white Moorish-style houses set in luxurious gardens, descend in steep steps from the mountainside to the bay. Positano is dominated by the splendid church of Santa Maria Assunta. Piazzettas and cafés are filled with people pausing during the 100-step climb that leads up the hillside. Enjoy time at leisure for shopping and a drink at a café. You will continue on to Amalfi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a visit to the Cloister of Paradise, built between 1266 and 1268, you will enjoy a delightful typical lunch before proceeding to Ravello, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which stretches along the side of rocky cliffs overlooking the sea. You will marvel at the rocks rising out of the sea. Whitewashed villages dot the steep hillsides and cluster in the coves below. You will visit the Villa Rufolo, the 11th century Barisano da Trani, and a pulpit decorated with mosaic lions in the Cathedral. You will have free time to browse and shop before returning to Sorrento. 

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

price $349
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

refreshments

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

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


price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1259
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $949
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

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

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

price $119
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

culture

unesco

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

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

price $139
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Ponza, Italy



1.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Ponza, Driving Tour by Small Group
Leave the pier by private island style van to enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Island, the largest of the Italian Pontine Islands famed for its Grottoes. You will discover the highlights of the island and many sites that cannot be admired from the sea like the little Church of St. Mary where San Silverio was buried. See the beautiful Lucia Rosa Bay with its pebble beach and the Faraglioni. The name is linked to a rich and wealthy young girl, Lucia Rosa, who lost her life by jumping to her death, from an impossible love with a fisherman. During the tour you will have also time to relax and take pictures of the breathtaking view in Cala/Punta Incenso and Felci, that takes its name from the medicinal herbs that grow in that area and once used by hermits who settled there. Stop also in Chiaia di Luna that can be reached by a tunnel that leads to a provincial road, built by the Romans and used as a port-refuge known as "diva-luna."  In the Napoletan dialect "chiaia" means beach. The name Chiaia di Luna is suggested by the half moon shape of the beach and by the white rock that lies at its two extremities.

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


price $179
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Ponza, Highlights of Ponza by Boat
Leave the pier to explore Ponza by private boat.The first wonder that presents itself will be the Grotto (or cave) of Pontius Pilate, also called the “Murenaio Romano,” a very well-preserved Roman monument.  Proceed to the Arc of Topaz, the Cape and the Faraglioni of the Virgin, which take their names from an ancient effigy representing the Nativity of the Virgin, preserved in a church, then rebuilt and now is the chapel of the cemetery. Admire the small Cave of Ulysses, very well known for its amazing light effects during the night , the beach of the Parade, the Faraglioni of “Calzone Muto.” At the southern side of the island, the Stack Guard, takes its name from the overhanging mountain, whose summit is the highest of the island. At the top, on the tip of the promontory, is the lighthouse that casts its beams of light for about 30 miles. After the “Punta del Fieno” Hay, you will see Chiaia di Luna with its majestic cliffs of tuff white-yellow, which dominates the beach, the longest on the island. Discover the Cave of the mythological sorceress Circe who enchanted Ulysses.Continue to the Faraglioni di Capo Bosco, the famous natural swimming pools, and Cala Feola, the only sandy beach on the island entirely . See the rock called the “Turtle, “for its shape. You will also see the “Forte Papa” a 16th century building, commissioned by Pope Paul III, of the Farnese family, who owns the island. In the seabed  here is the U.S. military ship, Liberty, which due to a strong storm went crashing among the rocks in 1944. Proceed to Cala Cecata, the Coral Cave, Cala Fonte, Beyond Cala Ferns, from where you can see the neighboring island of Gavi . The circumnavigation continues on the east side of the island. From here, you will see the Grotta del Bue Marino , Cala Gaetano, Cala Aprea, the shingle beach of Arco Naturale or Spaccapolpi, and the impressive Arc cliff. Not far away , you can see the Rock Aniell'Antonio and Cala Inferno, and the wreck of a merchant ship, Mary Constance . From the sea , you will see part of a Roman aqueduct whose waters flowed in large tanks in the Port area. Next will be Cala del Core then before the beach of St. Mary, you can see the Blue Caves. Finally, you will enter Port Bourbon, a semicircular port, built on the original Roman setting , that follows the natural curve of the coast.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring your camera. The boat tour is conducted on a fisherman’s boat and the boat is very basic. There is a small toilet on board.


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

walking

wine

essentials
Ponza, Highlights of Ponza Walking Tour
Your walking tour of Ponza Island will start with a short island taxi drive from the pier to the walking path on the side of the Guardia Mountain.  Cross the Dragonara Area where a Roman Necropolis (3 or 4 B.C.) and a Roman aqueduct still lie underground (not visible). The drive will follow the Scotti area (named after one of the first families who settled there down under the bourbons, 300 years ago) and stop at the highest point of that area, under the feet of the Guardia Mountain (the highest mountain of the island with on its top a guardian tower of the Napoleonic wars) Continue on foot, following the old donkey path on the west side of the mountain which offers breathtaking views of the wild nature of this volcanic jewel. Admire the most beautiful bay of the island with its steep coast in piroclastic tufa rock, the Cap white with its formations that appear like little Towers and the flat and prosperous vegetation with lots of plants traditionally used by the islanders to cure small diseases.  You will proceed, away from the common tourist routes, to the ancient wine cellar dating back to 1700 with the typical local biancolella wines (red, white and pink). Have a break, enjoy wine and local products while admiring the private vineyard and other agriculture lands  before walking back to the harbor following the same 1-hour route.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. The walking tour requires participants to be in good physical condition.


price $99
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2 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

wine

essentials
Ponza, Panoramic tour of Ponza by Bus
Leave the pier by private bus to enjoy a panoramic private guided tour of the island, the largest of the Italian Pontine Islands and famed for its Grottoes. You will discover the highlights of the island and many sites that cannot be admired from the sea like the little Church of St. Mary where San Silverio was buried and also became an Abbey under the order of Citeaux. See the beautiful Lucia Rosa Bay with its pebble beach and the Faraglioni. The name is linked to a rich and wealthy young girl , Lucia Rosa, who lost her life by jumping from heights, due to an impossible love with a fisherman. During the tour you will also have time to relax and take pictures of the breathtaking view in Cala/Punta Incenso and Felci, that takes its name from the medicinal herbs that grows in that area and  was once used by hermits who settled there. Stop in Chiaia di Luna. Enjoy a pleasant tasting of the typical “Pizzicato wines” (white and pink) in a local winery before driving back to the pier.

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


price $149
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Rome, Italy



4 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing

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

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

price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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

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


price $1299
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