STAR COLLECTOR: TEMPLES, TIRAMISU & TAPAS: CROSSROADS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

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Star Collector: Temples, Tiramisu & Tapas: Crossroads of the Mediterranean

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Delphi, Itea, Greece

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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

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

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


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

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

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

price $119
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Katakolon, Greece



4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

walking

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

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


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

walking

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

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


price $169
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6 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing

refreshments

wine

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

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


price $199
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Valletta, Malta



4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

sightseeing

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

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

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

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

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


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

walking

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

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

price $119
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Messina (Taormina), Italy



5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

biking

outdoors

refreshments

essentials
Messina, Biking Through Mt. Etna
This excursion involves mountain biking on rugged and lava ground. The tour will begin from the port to travel by minibus to the northern part of Mount Etna. Your guide will lead you in this adventure to experience mountain biking on the highest volcano in Europe. The mountain bike ride will last 2 hours and the bikers have to be confident on a mountain bike. Your well-deserved break will include a tasting of cannoli.  The excursion will involve biking through rugged country. You will return to the port by minibus.

Please note: Due to its adventurous nature, this excursion is not recommended for guests with back or neck problems. Guests should be experienced mountain bike riders and be confident on a mountain bicycle. Wear comfortable clothes but not large trousers that could get stuck in the chains, not open shoes but sneakers or trekking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Helmets will be provided and are mandatory.


price $249
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5 HRS

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

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

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Messina, Exclusive Mt. Etna & Taormina Helicopter Tour
Your adventure will begin with a private van transfer to the helicopter terminal. On arrival, board your aircraft and soar over the dramatic Mount Etna, Sicily’s most famous and dramatic landmark, this violent yet majestic volcano is bound to leave a lasting impression. Mount Etna has erupted more than 130 times and it is the largest and highest volcano in Europe at more than 10, 991 feet (3.350 mt.)  You will depart from helipad for an overhead view along the slopes of the Etna. It will be possible to admire the many craters, often smoking, besides the famous "Valle del Bove," which extends along the eastern slope of the volcano. The flight proceeds to fly over Taormina and come back to the heli surface. At the end of the tour your guide and your van will take you for a visit to Taormina.

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


price $499
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $749
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $849
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5 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

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

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


price $99
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

wine
Messina, Wine Tasting at Gambino Winery
Your tour will begin with a pleasant  90-minute drive to the Gambino Winery.  On the eastern side of the Etna volcano, in the woods of the National Park and facing the sea of Taormina, the Gambino vineyards are a pleasure for your senses and for your heart. This winery represents one of the best models of Etna vineyards of high altitude: in an exclusive natural environment, at 2,625 feet above sea level, the vineyards lay on sunny and airy terracing that has a breathtaking panorama. You will experience the unmistakable perfumes of the volcano vegetation. The vineyards and wine are a  great passion for the Gambino family and have been for over 20 years. You will entersuch a unique and striking setting for your wine tastings, carefully conducted by in-house sommeliers and accompanied by typical delicacies of the region. Gambino Winery has worked hard to create the perfect location to give you the pleasure of discovering wine – starting from the place of many different landscapes and accompanying it with typical gastronomic delights.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. You will be tasting four wines.


price $149
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Amalfi, Italy



4 HRS

Easy

culture

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

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

price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

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

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

price $899
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

culture

walking

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

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




price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

culture

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

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


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

unesco

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

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



price $79
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Rome, Italy



4 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

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

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

price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1299
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Livorno, Italy



9 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Livorno, Florence On Your Own
This transfer is intended for those who would like to explore Florence on their own. You will take a 1 ½ -hour motor coach ride from the ship to the city center and be dropped off at a central location where your escort will advise you of the pick-up time for your return journey. You will have approximately 5 hours to shop and explore the sites of Florence on your own.

Please note: Guide service, taxi transfers, entrance fees and lunch are not included in the transfer price. It will be your responsibility to be at the drop-off point at the given return time. On Sundays, most shops are closed with the exception of some souvenir shops. On Mondays, most museums are closed. The tour may involve uneven surfaces and climbing staircases. 


price $119
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5.5 - 6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing
Livorno, Lucca & Pisa
You will depart from the pier for the 1-hour drive to  Lucca . Lucca was colonized by Romans in the 2nd century B.C. and it has retained the plan of a Roman military camp, with the two principal streets perpendicular to one another. During the Middle ages a complicated system of narrow alleys and oddly-shaped squares was added to the original network. Your local guide will introduce the highlights of the town,  and then you will be free to enjoy some time at your own pace. You will visit  the beautiful Cathedral of San Martino, which houses the Volto Santo (Holy Visage) a miraculous Crucifix, Piazza Anfiteatro (the Roman Amphitheater) which today is a circle of touristy shops where the street’s  level  is 9feet above the original arena floor, and Via Fillungo, the main pedestrian street. After your free time you will re-join the group and your driver will take you to Pisa. Your tour leader will take you to the most important square, Piazza dei Miracoli. Scattered across a golf-course-green lawn are four large white buildings that make up Pisa’s religious center: the Cathedral, its bell tower (the Leaning Tower), Baptistery and Camposanto Cemetery. The four buildings share similar building materials, comparable decoration, and a tendency toward circular designs, giving the Campo a pleasant visual unity.  Don’t miss the chance to take a picture “propping up” the Leaning Tower or to enjoy an Italian gelato in a local café. After 1 hour at your leisure meet the tour leader again and drive back to the ship.

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


price $129
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous
Livorno, Lucca, The Fortress City
You will departure from the pier by coach for the 1.5-hour drive to  Lucca.  You will visit  the beautiful Cathedral of San Martino, which houses the Volto Santo ( Holy visage ) a miraculous Crucifix . Then continue to Piazza Anfiteatro ( the Roman Amphitheater ) which today is a circle of touristy shops whose street level  is 9 feet above the original arena floor.  The only bits of surviving Roman stonework are a few arches on the northwest exterior. You will visit Via Filungo , the main pedestrian street. Along the way you will get a taste of Lucca’s rich past, including several elegant , century –old storefronts.   From here you walk towards Torre Guinigi crowned with trees which rise above the great façade with Gothic windows.. Then you will see   the outside of the Church of San Michele and San Frediano. After the guided visit you will have 1 hour of free time. Meet again in Piazzale Verdi to leave Lucca and return to  Livorno .

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, casual clothes and bring your camera and local currency.

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price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

sightseeing
Livorno, Tuscany Countryside & Wine Tasting
You will board your deluxe coach for a 45-minute drive  through the Tuscany countryside, which is bathed by a translucent, amber light. The low surrounding hills are clad with olive groves, vineyards and cypresses which appear to have been landscaped to please the human eye. On arrival you will take a tour of the wine cellars at Tenuta Del Buonamico where the wine process will be explained and you will enjoy tasting the wine accompanied by some local deli treats followed by some free time.  Return to your coach for  Montecarlo, through the wine road of the hills. You will see paths of rural tradition, villas of incomparable decaying beauty, hills rimmed by olives and 100-year-old vineyards. On arrival at Montecarlo (Tuscany) you will have 30 minutes of free time to explorer. This small village has got a well-preserved historical city center surrounded by the beautiful ramparts with a height of 535 feet.   You will then rejoin the coach to return to Livorno.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $99
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Monte Carlo, Monaco



4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

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

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


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

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

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


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


5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

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

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


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1699
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $859
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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

price $899
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Nice, France



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Nice, Full Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Nice, 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 Nice area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles). 


price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Nice, Full day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Nice, 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 Nice area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles). 


price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Nice, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Nice, 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 Nice area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles). 


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Nice, Half Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Nice, 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 Nice area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles). 


price $999
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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Nice, Nice Old Town
Leaving the port  behind, you will enjoy a 75-minute scenic drive aboard your comfortable motor coach. You will reach the heart of town and on your way will pass by main squares such as Garibaldi and Massena, take a drive uphill to the residential area of Cimiez and finally return to the town center. You will disembark your motor coach for a guided walk  and tour of Nice’s Old Town, known as the recourse Saleya, to discover the historical center, an area clearly marked by a strong Italian influence. Stroll through the narrow streets with tall buildings leaning one against the other – opening on  to picturesque squares.Visit the fruit and food market, offering a wide range of wonderful flowers, vegetables, fruits, bread, cheeses, olives, spices, lavender, soaps and much much more. Explore the surrounding area with its colorful houses, narrow picturesque streets and squares with their Italian flair.  You will  have free time to stroll in the charming little streets,  relax in the new garden area of Nice the “coulee verte” or do some shopping. You will meet back with your guide and your coach at a pre-arranged time and place and drive back to the port.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency. The local markets are closed on Mondays and will be replaced with a flea market.


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Nice, St Paul De Vence
Depart the port of Nice for the 60-minute drive along the Promenade des Anglais of Nice to the highway. The scenery changes drastically from coastal to rural while approaching the hilltop village of St Paul de Vence which was founded in the 9th  century. By the 16th  century, the beleaguered village was fortified by ramparts, which still stand today. St. Paul De Vence has also retained its medieval charm, one of its primary draws. This haven for artists boasts a number of fine museums such as La Fondation Maeght, which features contemporary works from Braque and Giacometti, among others. The local artisans are highly regarded for their weaving, woodwork and jewelry pieces, which are on display in the many galleries. After your guided walk you will have free time at your leisure to discover, visit some art galleries, shop or simply relax in one of the cafés and mingle with the locals.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency. There is a steep incline to reach the village of Saint Paul de Vence, uneven and cobblestone streets. There is no inside visit included in this tour.


price $119
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Toulon, France



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Toulon, Aix en Provence
Aix en Provence was the capital of the Provence region and its attractions are many such as the print of the painter Cézanne. Upon arrival, after a 75-minute drive, you will do a walking guided tour of the old town, starting on the Grand Cours Mirabeau; a wide avenue built on the site of the city's medieval ramparts. The avenue is one of the city's most beautiful, so be sure to notice the elegant facades of its private mansions, especially their wrought-iron balconies and finely carved doorways. Explore the old Mazarin district, founded by archbishop Michel Mazarin in 1646, and later home to many writers and artists such as Paul Cézanne. The district is also noted for its meticulously kept walled gardens. Discover beautiful St. Sauveur Cathedral with its many contrasting architectural styles, a legacy of countless additions and renovations performed between the 5th and 18th centuries. Most notable are the remnants of a Roman-era wall that were used in a later wall, and the 15th century Gothic portal. Then, enjoy some free time at leisure for shopping or have a coffee “en terrasse.”

Please note: Aix en Provence’s streets are flat and paved. Suitable attire is required to enter the religious sites. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, sunglasses and local currency.


price $99
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7 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Toulon, Aix en Provence and Marseille
Drive to Aix en Provence which was the capital of the Provence region and its attractions are many such as the work of the painter Cézanne. Upon arrival, you will do a walking guided tour of the old town, starting at the Grand Cours Mirabeau; a wide avenue built on the site of the city's medieval ramparts. The avenue is one of the city's most beautiful, so be sure to notice the elegant facades of its private mansions, especially their wrought-iron balconies and finely carved doorways. Explore the old Mazarin District, founded by archbishop Michel Mazarin in 1646, and later home to many writers and artists such as Paul Cézanne. The district is also noted for its meticulously kept walled gardens. Discover beautiful St. Sauveur Cathedral with its many contrasting architectural styles, a legacy of countless additions and renovations performed between the 5th and 18th centuries. Most notable are the remnants of a Roman-era wall that were used in a later wall, and the 15th century Gothic portal. Then, enjoy a short free time. Drive to Marseille, the first stop is Notre Dame De La Garde Basilica, located at the highest point of the city at just over 500 feet.  Built on an ancient fortress from the 16th century, the sanctuary was dedicated to the virgin, and consecrated in 1864.  The  approx.160 steps climbing to the interior is well worth the effort - those less inclined are also rewarded as the esplanade offers an impressive view over Marseille. Then, go to the Old Port of Marseille and enjoy some free time before driving back to the ship.

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


price $129
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Toulon, 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 $1849
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Toulon, 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 $1999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Toulon, 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 $1099
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Toulon, 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 $1299
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2 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Toulon, Walking Tour of Toulon
Enjoy a visit to one of the largest bays in Europe and France's largest naval base. During the guided walking tour, you will see the ancient area of the city with the heritage of Provence, Ste Marie Cathedral,, the Town Hall, the Opera House from the 19th century and the moss-covered fountains. Feel the Toulon naval atmosphere which is the first port of war in France! Enjoy a stroll in Cours Lafayette, the local market and be ready to hear some good local stories. Admire the architecture and the colorful facades, and the cathedral.  You’ll have some free time to stroll in the city before you return to the ship.

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


price $39
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Marseille, France



5 HRS

Moderate
Marseille, Aix-En-Provence & Cezanne
Leaving the harbor of Marseille, you will drive to Aix-En-Provence, passing the scenery of southern France before reaching the charming old town of Aix. Upon arrival, you will visit Cézanne's last studio, where his equipment and the objects he took for models are still there. Start your walking tour on the grand Cours Mirabeau; a wide avenue built on the site of the city's medieval ramparts and shaded by leafy 200-year-old trees.  Explore the old Mazarin District, home to many writers and artists such as Paul Cézanne. The district is also noted for its meticulously kept walled gardens.  You will discover beautiful St. Sauveur Cathedral with its many contrasting architectural styles, a legacy of countless additions and renovations. Most notable are the remnants of a Roman-era wall that were used in a later wall, and the 15th century Gothic portal.  Then, you will have some free time at leisure for shopping or have a coffee “en terrasse” before driving back to your ship.  

Please note:   Cezanne's workshop is not accessible by wheelchair.  Aix En-Provence’s  streets are flat and paved.

price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

sightseeing
Marseille, Aix-En-Provence Cheese & Wine
The quaint town of Aix-en-Provence is a sunny enclave brimming with historic landmarks and colorful cafés serving delectable local cuisine. Your half-day adventure will begin with a walking tour that showcases Aix’s beauty, the inspiration for many artists, including former resident Paul Cézanne. A 30-minute scenic drive brings you to the city center, where you’ll proceed down the grand Cours Mirabeau, a wide avenue shaded by 200-year-old trees, once the social hub for the French elite in the 1650s. Admire the elegant façades of the mansions and enjoy the spray from its romantic fountains. Continue on to the old Mazarin District, where you’ll find the St. Sauveur Cathedral with Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture dating back to the 15th  century.  From here, your guide will escort you to a fromagerie (cheese shop) nestled in a tiny alleyway. Here you’ll enjoy a wine & cheese pairing in a relaxed setting, marveling at the variety of the local products. Goat cheese is the most prevalent type of cheese in the area due to its climate and vegetation that supports goats more than sheep or cows.  The goats produce only a small amount of milk, but it is very flavorful, and a variety of cheeses are produced.  Savor the cheeses and local delicacies along with Provence wines which have a bright and crisp characteristic on the palate. Return to the motorcoach and relax on your drive back to Marseille, where you’ll enjoy a little time to sightsee independently before returning to the ship.

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


price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate

wine

sightseeing
Marseille, Flavors of Castellet
A drive through the ravishing Provence region is a wonderful prelude to your arrival in Le Castellet, a traditional Provencal village nestled in the wooded hills overlooking fertile vineyards. This remarkable stronghold of a city, formerly owned by the Lords of Les Baux, boasts well-preserved ramparts, a carefully restored church and a castle dating back to the 11th century. Entering the village by two fortified gates, you will enjoy an informative walking tour and see St. Sauveur Church, with its lovely windows before taking in the view inland towards Ste Baume, and Paul Ricard Circuit.  You will have free time to explore the arts and crafts shops which are known for painting, pottery and exquisite metal tableware.  You will head to one of Provence’s famous vineyards, Domaine de Souvious to taste some delicious local red, white, and rose wines.

Please note: Castellet is a hilltop village with cobblestones and inclined streets.


price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles).

price $1999
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8 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles).

price $2059
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4 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles).

price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

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

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles).


price $1199
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Marseille, Quaint Villages Of Cassis
Drive through Marseille's old harbor, the liveliest part of the city, passing fort St Nicholas before arriving in Cassis, with its famous white limestone cliffs. On arrival, you will board a shuttle train for the ride down to the village. Cassis is a charming village and also a hub for summer boat trips along the famous limestone cliffs, the Calanques, a Mediterranean national park protected since 2012 and one of France's great natural beauty areas. You will enjoy a guided walking tour in the streets of the Old Town which are lined with 17th  and 18th  century homes, while the village is known for its arts and crafts, as well as its local fishing industry. Then, you will have some free time to browse the shops around the port, as well as soak up the daily fishing activity, before climbing back onto the shuttle train for the journey back to your bus.

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


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Palamos, Spain



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

wine

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

Please note: Bring your sunglasses and wear sunscreen.


price $279
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

sightseeing

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

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


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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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

Please note: Wear sunscreen and your sunglasses. 


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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

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

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


price $165
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wine

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

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


price $199
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Barcelona, Spain



3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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

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

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3.25 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

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

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


price $99
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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1299
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8 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

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

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


price $799
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