STAR COLLECTOR: SPANISH SPLENDORS & THE BEAUTY OF BRITANNIA

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Star Collector: Spanish Splendors & the Beauty of Britannia

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  • 15 days
  • Barcelona to Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

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

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


price $89
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1185
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

Moderately
easy

walking

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

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


price $149
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

refreshments

sightseeing

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

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


price $89
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Almeria (Granada), Spain



4 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

walking

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

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


price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $999
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1199
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10 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

unesco

walking

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

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

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


price $299
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $899
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5 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

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

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



price $89
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5.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

wine

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

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

price $189
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Málaga, Spain



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

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

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


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

wine

sightseeing

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

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


price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1300
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1325
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $705
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $739
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Gibraltar, British Territory



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

wildlife

walking

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

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


price $75
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

sightseeing

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

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


price $59
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

walking

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

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


price $75
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

refreshments

walking

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

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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Cádiz, Spain



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

wine

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Strenuous

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

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


price $199
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1245
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Full Day Private Van

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

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

price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Half Day Private Car

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

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


price $850
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cadiz, Half Day Private Van

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

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


price $925
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

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

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

 


price $65
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wine

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

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



price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wine

sightseeing

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

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


price $139
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

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

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


price $199
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

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

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


price $199
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Portimao, Portugal



2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

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

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


price $85
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

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

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


price $119
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3 HRS

Moderate

dining

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

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

 

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


4 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

culture

walking

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

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


price $235
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

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

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

price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

walking

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

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


price $129
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Lisbon, Portugal



4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $429
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $549
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3 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $89
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4.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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


price $109
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Porto, Portugal



4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $499
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

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

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

price $599
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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

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


price $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

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

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


price $105
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

sightseeing

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

Please note:  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


price $145
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

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

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


price $129
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El Ferrol, Spain



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

refreshments

walking

essentials
El Ferrol, A Coruña & Tapas
You will begin your adventure with a  1-hour panoramic drive from El Ferrol to the city of A Coruña.  Admire the Riazor and Orzen beaches, the House of Mankind (a work of Japanese architect Arata Isozaki), and the Aquarium Finisterrae.  You will have time to take some photos at the Tower of Hercules, built in the 2nd  century by the Emperor Trajan and the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world and, unbelievably, still in use today. Re-board the coach and follow the coastline past the window houses that gave A Coruña its Crystal City nickname. Watch for the Archaeological Museum housed in San Anton Castle and the Mendez Nuñez Gardens. Next, you will  leave your motor coach and make your way on foot down the narrow cobblestone streets to Plaza Maria Pita, a vast pedestrian square surrounded by terraced cafés and arcades. Delight in the friendly and social atmosphere of a local Spanish bar, where you will be treated to tapas - snacks of local cheese, crusty homemade bread, cured ham and local specialties complemented by Galician wine. Tapas are a very important part of Spanish culture and are often enjoyed by locals at the pub with a glass of wine or during a quick stop at a restaurant between meals. Afterward, walk the short distance back to the harbor with your guide or take the opportunity to browse on your own in the quaint Old Town before returning to the pier at your leisure.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes  are recommended.


price $199
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

unesco

walking
El Ferrol, Best of Santiago de Compostela
Santiago, the city where, according to a legend, the remains of the apostle Saint James were found is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Board your motor coach where you will meet your guide who will impart some of the region's history on your 75-minute drive to Santiago. Once in Santiago, your walking tour will begin. You’ll see a town full of  life, with one of the most famous universities, a reputation for the best seafood in Galicia and an enormous amount of culture. You will enter the Cathedral of Santiago. The present building was begun in 1075. It is a key Romanesque work in which numerous architectonic styles converge. Highlights of the Cathedral include the Portico de la Gloria constructed in 1188, the Obradoiro façade of the Cathedral ,considered one of the greatest expressions of the Spanish Baroque period., the Main Altar also in the Baroque style and the crypt of the Apostle St. James located beneath it. Following your visit to the Cathedral, you will walk through the quiet streets and picturesque squares of Santiago, admiring the Plaza del Obradoiro, the real heart of the town and where the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, a 17th century building declared National Monument,  is located.   You will also see  the Palacio Rajoy, an enormous and elegant neoclassic building near the Cathedral.  A 4-course lunch with wine will be served at Parador Reyes Catolicos situated near the Cathedral and also declared a National Monument. Following lunch, you  will  be shown how a queimada is made including the spell and lighting of the liquid by  the wizard. On your return trip to El Ferrol , you will be able to admire the impressive Galician landscape of the coastline full of wide beaches and large marshes.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen.  To enter the Cathedral you will need to wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as the walking surfaces are uneven cobblestone.


price $239
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8 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1399
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8 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, 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 car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


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2 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
El Ferrol, Galician Ceramics & Betanzos
Visit the ceramic factory of Sargadelos, the greatest example of Galician pottery worldwide and stroll through the charming streets of the Roman town of Betanzos. The history of Sargadelos Ceramics illustrates 200 years of constant innovation. Sargadelos products stand out for the exquisite craftsmanship applied in the process of manufacturing each of its pieces and the originality of its designs, inspired by traditional forms and motifs of Galician culture.  All of its chinaware, figures and jewelry are decorated and finished by hand after leaving the kilns at its two factories. The original combination of industry, design and culture contributes towards giving a unique flair to the company’s products, a traditional process that you will witness first hand. After your visit to the Sargadelos factory, you will continue to the Roman town of Betanzos for a guided walk through its charming historic streets. You’ll visit the Santa María de Azogue and St. Francisco Church and enjoy some free time to explore the village independently before returning to Ferrol..

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen. You will need to wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders. Flash photography is not permitted inside the churches. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as the walking surfaces are uneven cobblestone. 


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

unesco

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

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


price $1299
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4 HRS

Easy

unesco

sightseeing
El Ferrol, 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 car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  El Ferrol  like the UNESCO San Felipe Castle and Fortress or the Exponav Museum or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the El Ferrol area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1599
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7 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

unesco

walking

essentials
El Ferrol, Walking The Walled City of Lugo
Lugo is the only city in the world surrounded completely by intact Roman walls, with heights ranging between 33 to 49 feet in a 6949-foot circle with 71 towers. The walk along the top is continuous around the circuit, and features 10 gates. These 3rd century walls are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will board your air-conditioned bus for the 90-minute drive to Lugo where you will be met by your English-speaking guide to begin your walking tour.  In addition to the walls other sites include the Cathedral, built about 1129, though the actual main facade and towers date only from 1769. You will see the convent and church of St. Francis, built in Gothic style, currently housing the Museo Provincial, with a display of Galician art and 18th century architecture. Your walk will continue on to the Church of St. Dominic, the Palace of the Arts and the Town Hall, a large Baroque structure with a mid-18th century façade. After the guided visit you will have some free time for shopping. Then you will enjoy a delicious lunch in the Hostal Porta de Santiago.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.


price $199
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Isles of Scilly, England



3 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Scilly Isles, Exotic Tresco Abbey Gardens
Tender ashore to the island of Tresco where you will be met by your guide today. Tresco is best known for its Abbey Gardens, laid out by the remarkable Augustus Smith – a wealthy merchant banker who purchased the islands from the Duchy of Cornwall in the mid-1830s. Work on the gardens commenced in 1834 on the site of the old Benedictine Abbey. By building tall wind-breaks, Smith channeled the weather up and over the network of walled enclosures he built around the Priory ruins. He also carved the three terraces from the rocky, south-facing slope looking towards St. Mary’s.  Tresco, shrugging off salt spray and Atlantic gales is host to 20,000 exotic plants, many of which would stand no chance on the Cornish mainland, less than 30 miles away. Yet even at the winter equinox more than 300 plants will be in flower. All in all, the garden is home to glorious species from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa. Subsequent generations have continued the development of the Garden, which is today a major attraction of the islands.

Please note:  Access is not a problem, the gardens are terraced but most have slopes that can be negotiated by  a wheelchair although there are some steps. Wheelchair guests must be accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility for them during the tour.  Dress for the weather and comfortable sturdy footwear is recommended. If guests struggle to walk a distance there is a complimentary small shuttle bus from the pier to the gardens.


price $69
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2 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Scilly Isles, St Marys Garrison Walk
The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of five inhabited islands and other small rocky islets situated 28 miles from Lands End, the most southwesterly point of the British Isles. With a total population of just over 2,000, an exceptionally mild climate, beautiful flowers and countless white sandy beaches, they are also known for their friendliness, birds, clear turquoise sea, and ancient sites and monuments. Your local guide will meet you at St Mary’s quay and give a short introductory talk about the history of the Isles. Then venture off on foot to enjoy a scenic tour of the Garrison on the isle of St Mary’s and look across to Bryher and Tresco, marveling that even though you can walk between them, they are so utterly different. Enjoy the beautiful views before ending up in Star Castle to enjoy a tea or coffee in the 16th Century Castle Dungeon Bar. Star Castle is now a hotel, but it was built as an impregnable fortress back in 1593 and gets its name from the shape of its eight-sided central keep, curtain wall and dry moat. Just to the right of the castle you'll see a campsite and just right of this a footpath branches right and takes you down to Steval Point Battery, which marks the island's most westerly point. On a clear day you'll enjoy fabulous views over to St Agnes and distant, lonely Bishop's Rock Lighthouse. Following refreshments there will be an opportunity for you to explore Hugh Town at your leisure which is the main and largest settlement on the Island, before returning to your ship. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $65
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Fishguard, Wales



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

walking

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing

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

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $169
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

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

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


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $105
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4 HRS

Moderate

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

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


price $119
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Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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

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


price $145
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4 horus

Moderate

sightseeing

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

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


price $145
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

refreshments

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

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


price $145
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