STAR COLLECTOR: THE LEANING TOWERS, MOROCCAN MARKETS & PORTUGUESE SUNSETS OF SOUTHWEST EUROPE

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Rome, Italy

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6 HRS

Strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Rome, Pre-Cruise Vatican City Tour with Transfer to Yacht
You will depart from the Ambasciatori Hotel on an interesting tour to discover the beauty of the enchanting Vatican City and the worldwide famous Vatican Museums. Within the small, independent state of the Vatican City there is an exceptional collection of artwork from every era. Accompanied by your English speaking Guide, collect your audioguide and visit the Vatican Museums and the impressive Michelangelo’s  masterpieces housed in the Sistine Chapel. Walk to the splendid and awe-inspiring  St. Peter’s Basilica,  the largest church in the world. Before returning  to your coach you will also pass across the magnificent St. Peter’s Square on your way to your waiting yacht..  

Please note: This tour will occur the day of embarkation and terminate at the pier so it is suggested you bring a snack with you.  There is a strict dress code at the Museum and the Basilica. Women can wear trousers, capri pants and skirts and dresses are permitted, however they cannot be shorter than knee length and shoulders must be covered.  In very hot weather a shawl or large scarf/Pashmina can be draped around the shoulders for visiting the sites.  Bare shoulders, shorts, and short skirts are not permitted.  Men can wear long pants and at least short sleeves. No shorts, t-shirts without sleeves or baseball caps inside the churches. Large bags, backpacks and metal or pointed items are not allowed. The order of sites visited may be adjusted anytime and without prior notice for security reasons. The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica may close without prior notice. Should this happen we will provide free time instead.


price $199
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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


price $139
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Palamos, Spain



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

wine

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

Please note: Bring your sunglasses and wear sunscreen.


price $279
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

sightseeing

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

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


price $169
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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

Please note: Wear sunscreen and your sunglasses. 


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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

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


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

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

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


price $165
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wine

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

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


price $199
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Barcelona, Spain



3.25 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

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

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

price $99
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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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Motril, Spain



7 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Motril, Alhambra Palace with Gardens
Granada is located between the El Genil and El Darro Rivers at the bottom of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There, sun and snow mix with each other adding to the charm of the city enchantment and mystery. The city itself is beautiful, with the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Renaissance style. Constructed after the reconquering of Granada by the Christians, it was constructed over Granada's largest mosque; you'll also visit the Royal Chapel with its treasures  and beautiful Gothic style; but many say that nothing in all of Spain compares to the wealth of architectural art to be found in the city's Muslim-Hispano complex: the 14th century Alhambra. This breathtaking example of Muslim architecture is completely encircled by walls and towers, and inside it we find palaces, military buildings, a fortress, an administrative center.  Plenty of time is allowed to explore this remarkable structure whose detailed mosaics, prism-style cupolas and stone-cast latticework speak to a surprising grace and sophistication. The nearby Generalife, surrounded by water gardens, was the residence of kings in need of refuge, and in direct contrast, the stunning  El Vino Gate commissioned by Carlos V is built in purest Renaissance style in the 16th century. A pleasant lunch will be served in a nearby Ruta del Veleta and after lunch you'll return to Motril.

Please note:  You must be in good medical condition. Wear comfortable walking shoe as you will have to walk approximately 2 miles.


price $295
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5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Motril, Alpujarra
Relax on a drive from Motril to the region of mountain villages known as Las Alpujarras (the Grasslands), where white-washed towns cling to the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada, bisected by deep, sheltered valleys and gorges that run all the way down to the Mediterranean. The Alpujarra area is famous for its unique mini-ecosystem. Its terraced farmlands are constantly watered by the snowmelt from above, creating a high-altitude oasis of greenery dramatically contrasting with the arid foothills below. The cultural interest of the region lies in its 50-odd villages, which were the last stronghold of the Spanish Muslims, or Moors. You’ll stop for photos at Presa de Rules and pass through Orgiva before arriving at Pampaneira Village, which lies almost 5,000 feet above sea level. Pampaneira has retained its traditional Berber architecture—terraced clusters of grey-white box-shaped houses with flat clay roofs—a style that is still common in the Rif and Atlas mountains of Morocco. You will have the opportunity to have a pleasant tasting of local pastries in Ruta del Mulhacen. You’ll have an hour of free time to explore here, with or without your guide. Driving back through the village of Orgiva, you’ll have 45 minutes in Lanjarón before you head back to the port of Motril.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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7.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Motril, Flamenco & Granada
Watch a moving flamenco performance in Granada's old Arab quarter, and then enjoy free time in Granada exploring everything from little-known attractions to those as famous as the Alhambra. Depart from the pier and drive inland, for about an hour, past the majestic Sierra Nevada National Park and on to Granada, an Andalusian city that reveres flamenco. Upon your arrival in Sacromonte, one of the oldest neighborhoods, you'll be treated to a highly charged, passionate flamenco performance. Through dance, song, and guitar music, the seductive gypsy art of flamenco tells an emotional story with themes ranging from love to oppression. Its roots can be traced back more than 200 years, and nowhere is flamenco admired more than in Granada. Lunch will be served during the show. After this pure Andalusian experience, you'll transfer to the city center, where you're free to spend the afternoon doing whatever you wish. Tour the landmark Alhambra fortress-palace and its glorious Generalife Gardens (advance ticket purchase is highly recommended). Wander the labyrinthine streets and plazas in the historic Albaicin neighborhood, a World Heritage site where the Moors once resided. Behold the ornate cathedral and the Royal Chapel next door where the remains of Queen Isabella and her husband Ferdinand lie. Or simply spend your time browsing the shops for hand-painted ceramics, designer fashions and leather goods, all of which are extraordinary in Granada. After approximately 4.5 hours on your own, you'll rejoin your coach and escort at the appointed time and place and make the return journey back to Motril.

Please note:  Walking on this tour is mainly at your discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests due to the transportation used in Granada. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to visit religious sites should wear conservative clothing. The itinerary of the tour can be altered to avoid congestion. 


price $199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Motril, 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 Motril, 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 Motril 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

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


price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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


price $799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Motril, 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 Motril, 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 Motril 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

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

wine

refreshments

essentials
Motril, Nazari Gardens & Winery Visit
This rare excursion is devoted to pleasing the senses, first by meandering through a colorful Muslim garden and then by tasting some exceptional vintages and local tapas at a traditional wine cellar. Departing from the pier, it's a scenic drive north through the fertile Valley of the Lecrin River. This area in the Granada province was once a Moorish stronghold and their influence is still felt more than 500 years later. In the beautiful village of Velez de Benaudalla, you'll spend a delightful hour exploring the treasured Nazari Gardens, one of the last remaining Muslim gardens in Southern Spain. Originally designed to stimulate the five senses, the lush gardens are immensely peaceful. Walking about the grounds, the flowers in full bloom and countless aromas wafting through the air, is often described as a spiritual experience. Be sure to stroll through the iconic stand of cypress trees, which are so tall they dwarf everything below. Continuing on, you'll drive to the esteemed Bodega Señorio de Nevada for a tour of the historic winery, which is located in a valley where the conquering Romans produced wine centuries ago. During the tasting of tapas and wine that follows your guided tour, you will likely sample vintages produced from Spain's native tempranillo grape. The grape tends to ripen early, a trait reflected in its name, which means "little early one." The resulting wines are usually spicy, aromatic and flavorful. Afterwards, you'll re-board your coach for the leisurely drive back to the pier.

Please note:  This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of moderate walking/standing. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the wine tasting. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.


price $165
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Motril, The Sweet Gold with Workshop Piononos
Discover how profoundly sugar, known as the “sweet gold,” has influenced the history of Motril. You will visit a sugar museum, a former sugar factory. From the pier, it's a short transfer to the Museo Preindustrial del Azucar, better known as the Sugar Museum. Take a guided tour and learn how sugar has shaped the culture of Southern Spain. The region's microclimate is ideal for growing sugar cane, which over the centuries has brought great wealth to the Spaniards. It was such an important crop that Christopher Columbus carried sugar cane plants from Southern Spain to the New World on his second voyage. Later, sugar processed from as far away as Asia made its way to Motril, where it was then exported to the Americas. At the restaurant, you can enjoy a professional cooking demonstration, where you will see the typical Andalusian ‘piononos’ being prepared. A traditional Spanish dessert, these small pastries originated in the little town of Santa Fe, near Granada. A pionono consists of a thin layer of sponge rolled into a cylinder, flavored with different kinds of syrup to give it a sweet and pleasant taste, and covered with caramelized creme patissiere. It is normally eaten in one or two bites, and you will be able to enjoy these delicacies yourself before heading back to the ship.

Please note:  This tour involves walking a total distance of about 500 yards, with a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended. 


price $139
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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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Seville, Spain



3 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

essentials
Seville, Flamenco- An Evening at El Arenal
The flamenco is an escape valve, a lament. It is provocative, an example of distanced irony of derision, directed towards the objects of the performance. It makes fun of paradoxes and it is, above all sensuality. Art and passion in movement, the flamenco dance is a mixture of ancient forms of singing and dance dedicated to life and passionate love. Above all the flamenco is an expression of feeling: it doesn’t have language; it is a gesture, a touch, a look, a movement. Through the dance, the women transmit in their movements all the sincerity of the song, accentuating it with the rhythm of the palms or of a tap-dance. It encapsulates the beauty that arises from the cry of a free and innocent soul. Following the gypsy oral and spontaneous traditions the flamenco has no script. At thee tablao show, to feel the passion and energy so closely is an extraordinary experience. Visitors are connected with emotions that are universal but which are wrapped in a uniquely Spanish flavor.   Dancer and singer in each tablao tell a story and the movements, the song, the guitar music, the clapping and tapping all combine to produce deep emotional feelings that totally captive the spectator. Dinner is included.

Please note: This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $195
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Seville - Lebrija Palace and Casa Pilatos
Begin with a panoramic drive through the city of Seville, passing beautiful Colón Avenue with its typical Sevillian houses, the neo-Classical Maestranza Bullring (the largest in Spain), and 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, covering almost the entire ground floor, resulting in the palace being considered the “best paved house-palace in Europe.” You will continue with a walking tour through the city and have some free time for exploring on your own. Then you will visit the Casa Pilatos, residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli, with its Renaissance, Italian, and Mudéjar Spanish styles before re-boarding the bus for your ride back to the ship.

Please note: There are steps at Lebrija Palace and Casa Pilatos. 

price $109
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Seville and the Alcazar
Begin with a panoramic drive through 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. You will see impressive Maria Luisa Park with its unique Plaza de España, decorated with ornamental tiles representing a historic moment from each Spanish province. You will visit the Santa Caridad Hospital - now a museum. This former hospital, which dates back to the 17th century, was most likely built by the man who inspired the infamous womanizing character of Don Juan (his real name was Miguel Mañara). You will have a guided tour through the courtyard - painted in bright earth tones. Don't miss the masterpieces by 17th century Spanish painters Murillo and Valdes-Leal in the Baroque chapel. Next you will stop at the Alcazar - the palace of caliphs and kings for almost 700 years, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore this amazing Moorish fantasy in filigree that was built in the mid-1300s. The Alcazar's floors, ceilings and walls are intricate works of art, and the Patio de las Doncellas is noted for its friezes, tiles and stucco work. Well-manicured gardens, filled with the scent of orange blossoms and roses, contribute to the overall sense of peace and detachment from the world outside. 

Please note: Alcazar could be changed to Casa Pilatos if the King & Queen of Spain should happen to be visiting Seville. The Santa Carida Hospital is closed during Easter. There are steps involved at the hospital and at Alcazar. 

price $115
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Seville Full Day Private CAR with Driverguide
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
Seville Full Day Private VAN with Driverguide
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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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Seville Half Day Private CAR with Driverguide
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 $725
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Seville Half Day Private VAN with Driverguide
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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4.5 HRS

Moderate

essentials
Seville, Basilipo & Carmona
Spain produces 45 percent of the world's supply of olive oil,  which makes it the largest olive oil producer in the world. Basilippo makes extra virgin olive oil from the arbequina olive, one of the four most important varieties in Spain. Enjoy a panoramic transfer from the port to the olive oil estate "Basilippo" located near the historic village of Carmona. Upon arrival, staff of the estate will welcome you and  introduce you to the interesting world of olive oil, one of the main products of Andalusia, known worldwide for its healthy properties and full flavor. This estate has won several international prizes thanks to its high quality. You will visit the olive grove, the family museum and the facilities ending with an olive oil tasting where you will learn the characteristics that make this oil unique. Continue to the nearby village of Carmona which is built on a hill that dominates the green Guadalquivir plain. Featuring a fantastic mixture of the cultures concentrated in the village: Baroque churches, Arab architecture and the well -known Roman necropolis. Well worth seeing are the Greco-Roman Puerta de Sevilla (city gate); the remains of the Moorish-style fortress, as well as the picturesque streets in the center lined with whitewashed houses, walls and balconies of wrought iron. Return to the pier on your coach after an approximate 45-minute drive.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking over mostly paved surfaces and is suitable for guests with limited mobility able to board a coach. This tour is not recommended for guests confined to wheelchairs. Wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes and sun protection.


price $149
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

wine

culture

concierge
Seville, Concierge Collection: Gourmet Getaway
Andalusia is a land of diversity with a deep cultural and architectural heritage. Dominated by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Jews and Christians; all left their mark in the actual Andalusian cuisine, becoming an essential part of its legacy and lifestyle. Through this gastronomy experience you’ll get a delightful culinary pleasure. You will board your bus from the pier for the short drive to the local market, to buy the products that will be used in your cooking. You’ll have the opportunity during this stroll to appreciate how some of the finest olive oils, ham, sherry and wines in Europe enhance the colorful market stands and  then please your palate. Ready now for an exciting hands-on experience with Amelia, an enthusiastic Sevillian chef who loves sharing her knowledge and passion for the lifestyle and culinary culture. Amelia will provide, in a humorous way, a really personalized cooking session explaining the tricks and techniques to enjoy the true flavors of Spain in a very unique and privileged location.  You will prepare and then enjoy the resulting delicious lunch, and you will have gained valuable insights into Spanish culture and cuisine.

Please note: Any food allergies must be indicated at least 24 hours prior to this excursion. Please let the Voyage Leader know of any concerns.

price $375
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

sightseeing
Seville, Jerez & 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 from Seville to Jerez de la Frontera, a town only 62 miles from the city of Seville. 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 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 2 different types of sherry “fino” and “oloroso” will be offered.  

Please note:  Types of sherry subject to change. You must be 21 to participate on this tour. This tour is wheelchair accessible if your wheelchair is collapsible to put on the motor coach.

price $109
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Cádiz, Spain



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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