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Miami/New York City
146-night Miami to New York City Cruise
December 19, 2018
Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Navigator®
Miami/New York City
Vacation Offer ID 1259970
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Cruise Theme: Spotlight On Bridge

Enjoy social and competitive Bridge play aboard Seven Seas Navigator®. ACBL Certified Bridge Masters sail with guests to provide professional instruction and host games for all levels. Our ships are ACBL Certified and guests taking part in Duplicate Bridge will accumulate master points.
The Signature Collection – A Hosted Sailing
Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value, Exclusive Amenities and an Experienced Personable Host on board to ensure your cruise is more enjoyable.

Cruise Inclusions

It's All Included...

  • European king-size bed or twin bed configurations featuring our exclusive Suite Slumber Bed®
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water- all complimentary
  • Spacious walk-in closet and marble-appointed bathroom with tub or shower
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Bath Amenities
  • Interactive flat-screen television with extensive media library and complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Welcome bottle of champagne with our compliments
  • 24-hour room service with dinner served course-by-course
  • FREE Unlimited WiFi
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • FREE Specialty Restaurants
  • FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship

Concierge Suites & Higher Also Enjoy:

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package
  • Priority online shore excursion reservations
  • Priority Online Shore Excursion & Dining Reservations
  • Discounts on Regent Choice Shore Excursions and Hotel and Land Programs
  • Binoculars, illy® espresso maker and cashmere blanket

Penthouse Suites & Higher Also Enjoy:

  • Personal Butler committed to fulfilling your wishes
  • Guerlain Bath Amenities & Men’s Unscented Shaving Kit
  • iPhone® docking station to accommodate all iPhone® models
  • Complimentary use of iPad®
  • Selection of Bed Pillow styles
  • All Concierge-Level amenities

Available Add-Ons

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

146-night Miami to New York City Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Miami
12/19/2018 12/19/2018 05:00 PM
At Sea
12/20/2018 12/20/2018
Grand Cayman (George Town)
12/21/2018 09:00 AM 12/21/2018 05:00 PM
At Sea
12/22/2018 12/22/2018
Cartagena (Colombia)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

City Tour in Cartagena (4 hours)
Highlights:
  • Historic center and San Felipe fortress in Cartagena.
 
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning and Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level:  Moderate
Inclusions: 
  • Private services with English speaking tour guides
  • Meals and land services as described
Exclusions:
  • flights
  • tips and personal expenses
  • meals and land services not described in the itinerary
Walking Tour + Coffee Tasting in Cartagena (3 hours)
Highlights:
  • Historic center
  • Coffee tasting
 
Tour Duration: 3 hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Private services with English speaking tour guides
  • Meals and land services as described
Exclusions:
  • flights
  • tips and personal expenses
  • meals and land services not described in the itinerary
12/23/2018 07:00 AM 12/23/2018 01:00 PM
Panama Canal
12/24/2018 12/24/2018
At Sea
12/25/2018 12/25/2018
Puntarenas

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Puntarenas: Carara National Park Tour - 6 hours
Enjoy a Guided Hike in one of Costa Rica's most visited National Parks in search for wildlife and to experience the tropical rainforest.  

Duration: 6 hours

Tour can operate: mornings and afternoons

Wheelchair Accesible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Round trip private transfers - to/from the Port
  • Guide
  • Water 
  • Entrance fees

Not included: Tips 
 
Puntarenas: Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure Tour - 6 hours
This crazy adrenaline adventure takes you through the marvelous wonders of our rainforest.  You will explore the Tarcoles River on our stunning pacific coast.  Your guide will point out different kinds of mammals, birds and reptiles that flourish in this mangrove system.  Depending on the season you will be able to spot different migratory aviary species; from October to April you can glimpse ospreys, gulls, terns cormorants, pelicans and frigates.  There will be numerous opportunities to take incredible pictures on this Jaco tour.  When you are finished there will be transportation waiting to return you to the port.

Duration: 6 hours (including drive time)

Tour can operate: mornings and afternoons

Wheelchair accesible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Round trip private transfers - to/from the Port
  • Bilingual guide
  • Water and lunch.

Not included: Tips
Puntarenas: Carara National Park & Rio Tarcoles Mangrove Tour - 8 hours
Enjoy a Guided Hike in one of Costa Rica's most visited National Parks in search for wildlife and to experience the tropical rainforest.  Following the hike, cruise down the Tarcoles River on a covered boat, visiting Mangroves and this exciting ecosystem.

Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: mornings

Wheelchair accesible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Light


Inclusions:
  • Round trip private transfers - to/from the Port
  • Bilingual guide
  • Water and lunch
  • Entrance fee

Not included: Tips
12/26/2018 05:00 AM 12/26/2018 04:00 PM
Puerto Corinto
12/27/2018 10:00 AM 12/27/2018 07:00 PM
Puerto Quetzal
12/28/2018 10:00 AM 12/28/2018 08:00 PM
At Sea
12/29/2018 12/29/2018
Acapulco
12/30/2018 08:00 AM 12/30/2018 05:00 PM
At Sea
12/31/2018 12/31/2018
Cabo San Lucas
01/01/2019 08:00 AM 01/01/2019 11:00 PM
At Sea
01/02/2019 01/02/2019
At Sea
01/03/2019 01/03/2019
Los Angeles
01/04/2019 07:00 AM 01/04/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
01/05/2019 01/05/2019
At Sea
01/06/2019 01/06/2019
At Sea
01/07/2019 01/07/2019
At Sea
01/08/2019 01/08/2019
At Sea
01/09/2019 01/09/2019
Kauai
01/10/2019 08:00 AM 01/10/2019 06:00 PM
Oahu
01/11/2019 07:00 AM 01/11/2019 08:00 PM
Maui
01/12/2019 08:00 AM 01/12/2019 07:00 PM
Hilo
01/13/2019 08:00 AM 01/13/2019 04:00 PM
At Sea
01/14/2019 01/14/2019
At Sea
01/15/2019 01/15/2019
At Sea
01/16/2019 01/16/2019
At Sea
01/17/2019 01/17/2019
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas
01/18/2019 09:00 AM 01/18/2019 07:00 PM
At Sea
01/19/2019 01/19/2019
Fakarava
01/20/2019 07:00 AM 01/20/2019 03:00 PM
Bora Bora
01/21/2019 01:00 PM 01/21/2019
Bora Bora
01/22/2019 01/22/2019 07:00 PM
Raiatea
01/23/2019 07:00 AM 01/23/2019 06:00 PM
Papeete
01/24/2019 05:00 AM 01/24/2019 08:00 PM
Rangiroa
01/25/2019 10:00 AM 01/25/2019 05:00 PM
At Sea
01/26/2019 01/26/2019
At Sea
01/27/2019 01/27/2019
At Sea
01/28/2019 01/28/2019
Pago Pago
01/29/2019 08:00 AM 01/29/2019 07:00 PM
Cross International Dateline
01/30/2019 01/30/2019
Apia
01/31/2019 08:00 AM 01/31/2019 04:00 PM
At Sea
02/01/2019 02/01/2019
Lautoka
02/02/2019 12:00 PM 02/02/2019 08:00 PM
Suva
02/03/2019 08:00 AM 02/03/2019 04:00 PM
At Sea
02/04/2019 02/04/2019
Noumea
02/05/2019 01:00 PM 02/05/2019
Noumea
02/06/2019 02/06/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
02/07/2019 02/07/2019
At Sea
02/08/2019 02/08/2019
Brisbane

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Brisbane - Half Day City Sights - HD
Brisbane is no sleepy town; this is a capital city with an innovative and vibrant edge, a modern and free spirited outlook. Brisbane has a love affair with the outdoors from a gently winding river to lush mountain hideaways.
 
Highlights:
  • Mt Coot-tha Lookout
  • Brisbane River
  • Southbank - relax at Brisbane’s ‘City Beach’
  • Walking tour of Brisbane starting from Kangaroo Cliffs
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • The services of a professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Vehicle
  • Entrance Fees 
02/09/2019 08:00 AM 02/09/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
02/10/2019 02/10/2019
Sydney

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational lunch cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 54 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.
 
Highlights:
  • See the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and Fort Denison from the water
  • A barbeque lunch is served on board, while anchored in a secluded cove
Tour Duration: 4hrs (12.30pm – 4.30pm)
 
Tour can operate:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday
Departs with minimum 2-4 passengers depending on date
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour
Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit. A thrilling way to view the icons of Sydney's harbour and beyond.
 
Highlights:
  • Get up close and personal with this amazing structure
  • Celebrate with your group at the top and take photos that will last a lifetime
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Any time of year but weather dependent
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate - High
 
Inclusions:
  • Return private transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour
A mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the waters edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine.
 
Highlights:
  • Stunning views of Sydney from the seaplane
  • Fly a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime, weather dependent
Seaplane is on a scheduled/shared basis.
At time of booking, guests individual weights are required as it is a legal requirement.
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • 3 course lunch
  • Return transfers to/from Rose Bay
     
Not Included:
  • Beverages during lunch (payable direct to Cottage Point)
02/11/2019 09:00 AM 02/11/2019
Sydney

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational lunch cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 54 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.
 
Highlights:
  • See the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and Fort Denison from the water
  • A barbeque lunch is served on board, while anchored in a secluded cove
Tour Duration: 4hrs (12.30pm – 4.30pm)
 
Tour can operate:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday
Departs with minimum 2-4 passengers depending on date
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour
Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit. A thrilling way to view the icons of Sydney's harbour and beyond.
 
Highlights:
  • Get up close and personal with this amazing structure
  • Celebrate with your group at the top and take photos that will last a lifetime
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Any time of year but weather dependent
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate - High
 
Inclusions:
  • Return private transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour
A mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the waters edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine.
 
Highlights:
  • Stunning views of Sydney from the seaplane
  • Fly a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime, weather dependent
Seaplane is on a scheduled/shared basis.
At time of booking, guests individual weights are required as it is a legal requirement.
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • 3 course lunch
  • Return transfers to/from Rose Bay
     
Not Included:
  • Beverages during lunch (payable direct to Cottage Point)
02/12/2019 02/12/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
02/13/2019 02/13/2019
Mooloolaga
02/14/2019 08:00 AM 02/14/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
02/15/2019 02/15/2019
Whitsunday Islands
02/16/2019 08:00 AM 02/16/2019 05:00 PM
Cairns
02/17/2019 12:00 PM 02/17/2019
Cairns
02/18/2019 02/18/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
02/19/2019 02/19/2019
Thursday Island
02/20/2019 07:00 AM 02/20/2019 03:00 PM
At Sea
02/21/2019 02/21/2019
Darwin
02/22/2019 10:00 AM 02/22/2019 05:00 PM
At Sea
02/23/2019 02/23/2019
Komodo
02/24/2019 10:00 AM 02/24/2019 06:00 PM
Benoa
02/25/2019 12:00 PM 02/25/2019
Benoa
02/26/2019 02/26/2019 05:00 PM
At Sea
02/27/2019 02/27/2019
Makassar
02/28/2019 08:00 AM 02/28/2019 05:00 PM
Sulawesi Sea
03/01/2019 03/01/2019
At Sea
03/02/2019 03/02/2019
Puerto Princesa
03/03/2019 06:00 AM 03/03/2019 05:00 PM
Boracay
03/04/2019 08:00 AM 03/04/2019 05:00 PM
Manila
03/05/2019 08:00 AM 03/05/2019 05:00 PM
At Sea
03/06/2019 03/06/2019
Hong Kong

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride - 4 hours
Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride -  HD
  • Sheung Wan dried food & Chinese herbal medicine & moment: pulse taking
  • Man Mo temple on Hollywood Road & moment: Fortune Telling
  • Peak + Peak Tram
  • Aberdeen + sampan boat ride
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations,
  • Meals,cruise/hotel arrangements,
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,
  • Flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Lantau Cable Car, Great Buddha and Po Lin Monastery - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Ngong Ping Village, Giant Buddha, and Po Lin Monastery. 
Added Value
  • Crystal Ngong Ping Cable Car (share basis) up and down to/from Ngong Ping Village
  • Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations
  • meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary/flights,
  • Any airport departure taxes,
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village - 4 hours
Half-day tour to New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village

Added Value
  • Sam Tung Uk Museum
  • Tai Po Old Market & Man Mo Temple
  • & Moment: Fortune Telling
  • Lo Wai Walled Village
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start with a visit to Tsang Tai Uk also known as Shan Ha Wai "Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot", is a Hakka walled village and one of the best preserved. Shan Ha Wai gained its current name Tsang Tai Uk from locals when it housed displaced families after the Second World War.
  • A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
  • Make a wish at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
  • Next is a visit to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. 

Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Donation to Tsang Tai Uk
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers , restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Lamma Island Tour - 8.5 hours
Lamma Island Tour

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Destination: 8.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. This full-day guided tour will take you on a hike over the trails of Lamma Island. Discover the culture and traditions that have sprung from this unique fishing community and learn about the island’s rich history from our expert tour guide.

Our hike will follow the winding coastal path along the island and up the hillside for majestic views over the South China Sea and neighboring Cheung Chau and Lantau Island. Lamma Island has been inhabited for over 6,000 years – this route will give you a glimpse into its past, from its abandoned banana plantations, ancestral graves, and old feng shui woods to a World War 2 Kamikaze tunnel and even, a centuries old Tin Hau temple, dedicated to the local goddess of the sea, that remains a place of prayer to this day.

We’ll stop for a fresh seafood lunch by the waterfront of Sok Kwu Wan village, before continuing to the bustling village of Yung Shue Wan. Stroll through the narrow streets of tightly packed local shops and delight in the colorful bohemian community that has gradually become part of Lamma Island’s new culture.

Extra Information
• Please notify us of any medical conditions that we should be aware of. We will assume clients have their own medications for asthma or known illnesses.

• A walking tour of Lamma Island with a knowledgeable guide.

• A seafood lunch.

• All transportation to and from the meeting point

Weather
This experience takes place outdoors and may have to be rescheduled in the event of adverse weather conditions, as assessed on a case by case basis. If the experience needs to be rescheduled, the instructor will inform all participants via phone call of the change. As a reference, a red or black rainstorm warning or typhoon signal no. 3 or above would be unsuitable for walking experiences. Please note that the summer weather can also be very taxing.

Dress Code
Footwear: We recommend that you wear either robust walking shoes or trainers/sneakers. Casual sandals or open shoes are not suitable for trails, which can be rocky in places.

Clothing: Sun and rainfall can be intense and a hat is recommended. During the winter season (November – March) temperatures can drop with a chilling wind, so a sweater/ fleece is advisable. During the wet season (April – September) a waterproof jacket is recommended. In warmer months (May – October) it is advisable to carry a spare T–shirt or other garment to change into at the end of the hike.

Skin Protection: Suntan lotion should be used throughout the year and applied frequently during the hike. Insect repellant is not obligatory but advisable if you tend to attract insects.

Water: Please carry sufficient water for your own needs. In the warmer months, this may equate to one liter for every two hours of walking. Dehydration is a real risk on hot days. Choose mineralized rather than distilled water. Consider an electrolyte replacement drink as well.


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us atMarketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience - 2.5 hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a rich legacy, dating back to ancient China. Over the years, the practice has evolved into a holistic form of alternative medicine, aimed at maintaining overall health and wellness. In this 1.5 hour experience, open your eyes to the expansive world of Traditional Chinese Medicine and embrace an important part of Chinese culture that is often shrouded in mystery.

Tour a Chinese Medicine Clinic
This experience begins with a tour of a Chinese medicine clinic. Discover the curious mixture of medicinal herbs stored within the apothecary cabinet and learn about the properties and uses of some of the more popular herbs. You’ll learn about the history and evolution of TCM practice and find out what is involved in prescribing and preparing the powerful herbal concoctions.

A Private Chinese Medicine Consultation
You will then have a private consultation with Dr. Guo Yue Feng, a qualified Chinese medicine practitioner with over 30 years of experience. By examining your tongue, taking your pulse and temperature, and studying other external indicators, like your complexion and muscle tone, he will identify the imbalances in your body.

The consultation is complemented by a session with a TCM nutritionist, to determine your body constitution. You will receive advice on how to rebalance yourself, including tips on the best foods to eat and the lifestyle changes needed to remedy your symptoms and strengthen your body.

Experience a Chinese Medicine Treatment
Once diagnosed, you will have a choice of one of the following TCM treatments:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a healing system, where fine needles are inserted into the key blood channels   to stimulate the free flow of energy (Qi) movement through your body.

Cupping Therapy

Heated cups are placed on targeted parts of the body. Pressure is then applied to create    suction on those areas. In the process, toxins are released and blood flow is increased

Gua Sha

Meaning ‘to scrape the skin’, Gua Sha involves the use of a smooth flat object, like a spoon,   to apply broad, scraping strokes to the body. This treatment can stimulate the immune    system and relieve pain.

Herbal Steaming

This treatment allows the body to absorb the benefits of medicinal herbs through steam,    leaving you feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Extra Information

There is no minimum age for this experience but adult supervision is required to children under the age of 12.

Get the most out of your experience by being fully prepared!

1. Know what song(s) you want to sing and let the studio know two weeks in advance, so they can provide the backing track for your selected song(s). Maximum 5 songs.

2. Choose a picture or a photograph for your CD cover and decide what you want to name your CD.

3. Bring the lyrics for your chosen song just in case you forget the words!

4. Please raise your requests regarding recording, mixing, and song order to your sound engineer at the studio. Any requests rose after your experience session will not be accepted.

Notes:
• This experience offers you a chance to have fun with music recording at a professional recording studio. The quality of music produced in this experience may not be comparable to professional music quality as your recorded tracks will be only be professionally edited but not does not include auto-tuning (vocal pitch adjustment). The music produced must not be used for commercial purposes. If you are providing your own backing track, please make sure you have the legal rights for the music

• Approximate duration: 2.5 hours (1.5 hours for Medical Experience plus transportation)

Dress Code
You are recommended to wear loose fitting clothes.

Suitability
• This experience is suitable for anyone.

• Pregnant women are advised to seek the approval of their doctor prior to undergoing any Chinese medicine treatments. 


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us at Marketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

Trails of Indochina takes advantage of Southeast Asia’s unique setting and character to create once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences for travellers. For additional information, we invite you to browse our Inspired Journeys Brochure. An enchanting adventure awaits!
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class - 3.5 hours
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class 
 
Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 3.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. We go to a local Wet Market and see how local people doing their purchasing food stuffs before they do their cooking. Drive to Cooking Class venue after the short visit. Discover Chinese Dim Sum-cooking in this 2-hour private Chinese Cooking Class!

Learn to make traditional Chinese snacks during this Dim Sum Cooking Class. Experience the pleasure of handcrafting bite-sized dumplings, sweet desserts and savory spring rolls under the direction of your expert chef. Gain a deeper understanding of the flavors and techniques that make this cuisine flavorful and unique, and put your imagination to work while fashioning marine animals from some of the ingredients! Try your hand at each new creation at private chef’s table, where you’ll find detailed recipes and instructions to create each dish. Your friendly chefs will continue to cook and create while you’re at work to insure your dim sum meal is supplemented with other traditional dishes. Once the class is complete, enjoy your dim sum – along with other dishes created by your chefs! Four kinds of Dim Sum will be practiced during 2 hours class: Chinese Bun, Shrimp Dumpling, Pork Dumpling and Spring Rolls that includes chef-prepared snacks such as steamed dumplings and buns. Receive a Certificate to take home with you!

Notes:
• Aprons will be provided

• Approximate duration: 3.5 hours (In the afternoon only)


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us atMarketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

Trails of Indochina takes advantage of Southeast Asia’s unique setting and character to create once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences for travellers. For additional information, we invite you to browse our Inspired Journeys Brochure. An enchanting adventure awaits!

   
03/07/2019 08:00 AM 03/07/2019
Hong Kong

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride - 4 hours
Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride -  HD
  • Sheung Wan dried food & Chinese herbal medicine & moment: pulse taking
  • Man Mo temple on Hollywood Road & moment: Fortune Telling
  • Peak + Peak Tram
  • Aberdeen + sampan boat ride
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations,
  • Meals,cruise/hotel arrangements,
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,
  • Flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Lantau Cable Car, Great Buddha and Po Lin Monastery - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Ngong Ping Village, Giant Buddha, and Po Lin Monastery. 
Added Value
  • Crystal Ngong Ping Cable Car (share basis) up and down to/from Ngong Ping Village
  • Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations
  • meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary/flights,
  • Any airport departure taxes,
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village - 4 hours
Half-day tour to New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village

Added Value
  • Sam Tung Uk Museum
  • Tai Po Old Market & Man Mo Temple
  • & Moment: Fortune Telling
  • Lo Wai Walled Village
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start with a visit to Tsang Tai Uk also known as Shan Ha Wai "Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot", is a Hakka walled village and one of the best preserved. Shan Ha Wai gained its current name Tsang Tai Uk from locals when it housed displaced families after the Second World War.
  • A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
  • Make a wish at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
  • Next is a visit to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. 

Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Donation to Tsang Tai Uk
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers , restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Lamma Island Tour - 8.5 hours
Lamma Island Tour

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Destination: 8.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. This full-day guided tour will take you on a hike over the trails of Lamma Island. Discover the culture and traditions that have sprung from this unique fishing community and learn about the island’s rich history from our expert tour guide.

Our hike will follow the winding coastal path along the island and up the hillside for majestic views over the South China Sea and neighboring Cheung Chau and Lantau Island. Lamma Island has been inhabited for over 6,000 years – this route will give you a glimpse into its past, from its abandoned banana plantations, ancestral graves, and old feng shui woods to a World War 2 Kamikaze tunnel and even, a centuries old Tin Hau temple, dedicated to the local goddess of the sea, that remains a place of prayer to this day.

We’ll stop for a fresh seafood lunch by the waterfront of Sok Kwu Wan village, before continuing to the bustling village of Yung Shue Wan. Stroll through the narrow streets of tightly packed local shops and delight in the colorful bohemian community that has gradually become part of Lamma Island’s new culture.

Extra Information
• Please notify us of any medical conditions that we should be aware of. We will assume clients have their own medications for asthma or known illnesses.

• A walking tour of Lamma Island with a knowledgeable guide.

• A seafood lunch.

• All transportation to and from the meeting point

Weather
This experience takes place outdoors and may have to be rescheduled in the event of adverse weather conditions, as assessed on a case by case basis. If the experience needs to be rescheduled, the instructor will inform all participants via phone call of the change. As a reference, a red or black rainstorm warning or typhoon signal no. 3 or above would be unsuitable for walking experiences. Please note that the summer weather can also be very taxing.

Dress Code
Footwear: We recommend that you wear either robust walking shoes or trainers/sneakers. Casual sandals or open shoes are not suitable for trails, which can be rocky in places.

Clothing: Sun and rainfall can be intense and a hat is recommended. During the winter season (November – March) temperatures can drop with a chilling wind, so a sweater/ fleece is advisable. During the wet season (April – September) a waterproof jacket is recommended. In warmer months (May – October) it is advisable to carry a spare T–shirt or other garment to change into at the end of the hike.

Skin Protection: Suntan lotion should be used throughout the year and applied frequently during the hike. Insect repellant is not obligatory but advisable if you tend to attract insects.

Water: Please carry sufficient water for your own needs. In the warmer months, this may equate to one liter for every two hours of walking. Dehydration is a real risk on hot days. Choose mineralized rather than distilled water. Consider an electrolyte replacement drink as well.


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us atMarketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

Trails of Indochina takes advantage of Southeast Asia’s unique setting and character to create once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences for travellers. For additional information, we invite you to browse our Inspired Journeys Brochure. An enchanting adventure awaits!

  
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience - 2.5 hours
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience

Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a rich legacy, dating back to ancient China. Over the years, the practice has evolved into a holistic form of alternative medicine, aimed at maintaining overall health and wellness. In this 1.5 hour experience, open your eyes to the expansive world of Traditional Chinese Medicine and embrace an important part of Chinese culture that is often shrouded in mystery.

Tour a Chinese Medicine Clinic
This experience begins with a tour of a Chinese medicine clinic. Discover the curious mixture of medicinal herbs stored within the apothecary cabinet and learn about the properties and uses of some of the more popular herbs. You’ll learn about the history and evolution of TCM practice and find out what is involved in prescribing and preparing the powerful herbal concoctions.

A Private Chinese Medicine Consultation
You will then have a private consultation with Dr. Guo Yue Feng, a qualified Chinese medicine practitioner with over 30 years of experience. By examining your tongue, taking your pulse and temperature, and studying other external indicators, like your complexion and muscle tone, he will identify the imbalances in your body.

The consultation is complemented by a session with a TCM nutritionist, to determine your body constitution. You will receive advice on how to rebalance yourself, including tips on the best foods to eat and the lifestyle changes needed to remedy your symptoms and strengthen your body.

Experience a Chinese Medicine Treatment
Once diagnosed, you will have a choice of one of the following TCM treatments:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a healing system, where fine needles are inserted into the key blood channels   to stimulate the free flow of energy (Qi) movement through your body.

Cupping Therapy

Heated cups are placed on targeted parts of the body. Pressure is then applied to create    suction on those areas. In the process, toxins are released and blood flow is increased

Gua Sha

Meaning ‘to scrape the skin’, Gua Sha involves the use of a smooth flat object, like a spoon,   to apply broad, scraping strokes to the body. This treatment can stimulate the immune    system and relieve pain.

Herbal Steaming

This treatment allows the body to absorb the benefits of medicinal herbs through steam,    leaving you feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Extra Information

There is no minimum age for this experience but adult supervision is required to children under the age of 12.

Get the most out of your experience by being fully prepared!

1. Know what song(s) you want to sing and let the studio know two weeks in advance, so they can provide the backing track for your selected song(s). Maximum 5 songs.

2. Choose a picture or a photograph for your CD cover and decide what you want to name your CD.

3. Bring the lyrics for your chosen song just in case you forget the words!

4. Please raise your requests regarding recording, mixing, and song order to your sound engineer at the studio. Any requests rose after your experience session will not be accepted.

Notes:
• This experience offers you a chance to have fun with music recording at a professional recording studio. The quality of music produced in this experience may not be comparable to professional music quality as your recorded tracks will be only be professionally edited but not does not include auto-tuning (vocal pitch adjustment). The music produced must not be used for commercial purposes. If you are providing your own backing track, please make sure you have the legal rights for the music

• Approximate duration: 2.5 hours (1.5 hours for Medical Experience plus transportation)

Dress Code
You are recommended to wear loose fitting clothes.

Suitability
• This experience is suitable for anyone.

• Pregnant women are advised to seek the approval of their doctor prior to undergoing any Chinese medicine treatments. 


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us at Marketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

Trails of Indochina takes advantage of Southeast Asia’s unique setting and character to create once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences for travellers. For additional information, we invite you to browse our Inspired Journeys Brochure. An enchanting adventure awaits!
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class - 3.5 hours
Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class 
 
Destination: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 3.5 hours

Upon arrival to Hong Kong (Ocean Terminal or Kai Tak Cruise Terminal), disembark the ship and meet your guide. We go to a local Wet Market and see how local people doing their purchasing food stuffs before they do their cooking. Drive to Cooking Class venue after the short visit. Discover Chinese Dim Sum-cooking in this 2-hour private Chinese Cooking Class!

Learn to make traditional Chinese snacks during this Dim Sum Cooking Class. Experience the pleasure of handcrafting bite-sized dumplings, sweet desserts and savory spring rolls under the direction of your expert chef. Gain a deeper understanding of the flavors and techniques that make this cuisine flavorful and unique, and put your imagination to work while fashioning marine animals from some of the ingredients! Try your hand at each new creation at private chef’s table, where you’ll find detailed recipes and instructions to create each dish. Your friendly chefs will continue to cook and create while you’re at work to insure your dim sum meal is supplemented with other traditional dishes. Once the class is complete, enjoy your dim sum – along with other dishes created by your chefs! Four kinds of Dim Sum will be practiced during 2 hours class: Chinese Bun, Shrimp Dumpling, Pork Dumpling and Spring Rolls that includes chef-prepared snacks such as steamed dumplings and buns. Receive a Certificate to take home with you!

Notes:
• Aprons will be provided

• Approximate duration: 3.5 hours (In the afternoon only)


If you want to customize any of the above experience or tailor make your own journey to Southeast Asia. Contact us atMarketing@trailsofindochina.com to start planning today.

Trails of Indochina takes advantage of Southeast Asia’s unique setting and character to create once-in-a-lifetime romantic experiences for travellers. For additional information, we invite you to browse our Inspired Journeys Brochure. An enchanting adventure awaits!

   
03/08/2019 03/08/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
03/09/2019 03/09/2019
Chan May

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Hoi An’s Countryside & Ancient Town – 8 hours - Chan May
Highlights:
  • Visit Cam Thanh Village by Bicycle
  • Experiencing the Rural Life with rice fields and local villages
  • Hoi An Ancient Town walking tour
  • Shopping in Hoi An

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Chan May Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guide
  • Bicycle and safety helmet
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) : Lunch
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
03/10/2019 06:00 AM 03/10/2019 04:00 PM
Nha Trang
03/11/2019 11:00 AM 03/11/2019 05:00 PM
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
03/12/2019 01:00 PM 03/12/2019
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
03/13/2019 03/13/2019 04:00 PM
At Sea
03/14/2019 03/14/2019
Sihanoukville

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Kampot Tour – 9 hours - Sihanoukville
Highlights:
  • Pepper farm
  • Local market (traditional market)
  • French colonial buildings
  • Local seafood lunch
  • Fishing village
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Sihanoukville Port
  • Cold towel service onboard
  • Bottle of water onboard
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with Entrance Fees as per your program
  • Dock permission fee
  • Meals: Seafood Set Menu Lunch at Local restaurant
(One first drink is included either One Soft drink OR One bottle of water OR One local beer)
 
Not Included:
  • Beverages during meal that didn’t mention
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide and driver
03/15/2019 06:00 AM 03/15/2019 06:00 PM
Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Tour – 4.5 hours - Laem Chabang
Highlights:
  • The Sanctuary of Truth
  • Pattaya View Point  

Tour Duration: 4.30 hours

Tour can operate: morning  and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Laem Chabang Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense 
03/16/2019 01:00 PM 03/16/2019
Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Tour – 4.5 hours - Laem Chabang
Highlights:
  • The Sanctuary of Truth
  • Pattaya View Point  

Tour Duration: 4.30 hours

Tour can operate: morning  and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Laem Chabang Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense 
03/17/2019 03/17/2019 04:00 PM
Koh Samui

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Around Samui Island Tour – 5 hours - Koh Samui
Highlights:
  • You will see the attraction of Ko Samui with its variety of special highlights.
  • Your Samui experience will begin at the top temple of Wat Phra Yai, (Big Buddha), 12 meter gold statue of the Lord Buddha.  
  • Stop at Lad Koh Viewpoint
  • Southern side of the island to see the marvelous yet strange natural formation of massive sculptures
  • Visit Wat Kunaram, where you will pay homage to the monk Loung Por Daeng who is mummified in a shrine on the island.
  • The refreshment stop at Na Muang Waterfall provides impressive views of the 30 meter cascade to a natural pool below.
 
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can operate: morning and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Nathon Pier (Koh Samui)
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the tour program
  • Items of personal nature and expense
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
03/18/2019 09:00 AM 03/18/2019 05:00 PM
At Sea
03/19/2019 03/19/2019
Singapore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Singapore Paddle & Pedal Tour - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Singapore Paddle & Pedal Tour. 

Added Value:
  • Bumboat ride down the Singapore River
  • Elizabeth Walk and the Merlion Park
  • Fu Tak Chi Museum
  • Bugis Street, hop on the trishaw for a ride
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not included:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Singapore Sentosa Tour - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Singapore Sentosa Tour. 

Added Value
  • Scenic cable car ride to island of Sentosa
  • Images of Singapore Museum
  • Butterfly Park
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not Included:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Singapore Night Safari Tour - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Singapore Night Safari Tour.

Highlights:

The world’s first Night Safari set in 40 hectares of secondary jungle, will unfold the mystery and drama of tropical jungle after dusk with stunning effect.  See the myriad of nocturnal animals, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers, in their natural habitat under subtle moonglow lighting.

Roam the jungle in the complete safety and comfort of the tram which takes you through the East and West Loop passing by a large reservoir and weaving through selected habitats designed specifically to replicate the natural environment from the Himalayan Foothills to the Southeast Asian Rainforest and Indian Subcontinent. On completion of the tram ride, your tour guide will lead you on a walking trail where you will be able to view some animals at closer quarters.

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not included:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Singapore Cultural Tour - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Singapore cultural spots. 

Added Value
  • Arab Street
  • Little India
  • Emerald Hill
  • Yong Gallery in China Town
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not included:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore
Highlights:
  • Bumboat Ride
  • Merlion Park
  • Drive around the Civic District
  • National Orchid Garden Admission

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, if guests can walk a short
distance to board the bumboat when wheelchair must be foldable to fit into the minivan.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • A Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned at above itinerary, other than specified as included.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities.
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc. 
03/20/2019 07:00 AM 03/20/2019 05:00 PM
Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)
03/21/2019 10:00 AM 03/21/2019 08:00 PM
Penang

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Penang Heritage Tour

Georgetown, named after King George III, is synonymous with history. Colonial buildings, Chinese shop-houses and Little India makes the inner city of Georgetown easily one of the most interesting and charming cities in Asia. A heritage Jewel that is largely intact.

Visit the Thai Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram), which houses the 4th largest Reclining Buddha in the world measuring 108-ft long. Siting across the road is The Dharmikarama Burmese Temple where you will see the famous Golden Reclining Buddha statue and be awed by the intricate architecture of both temples.

This is followed by another jewel of George Town: the

You will marvel at the painstaking restoration of this mansion and its unique antique furniture and woodwork.

Not to be missed is the majestic Khoo Kongsi, one of the most beautiful Chinese clan houses to be built outside of China. Comes with great historical and cultural values... its walls, pillars and roof are decorated with intricate carvings, statues, paintings and coloured tiles.

03/22/2019 09:00 AM 03/22/2019 06:00 PM
Phuket

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Phuket - Sightseeing (4hrs)
Highlights:
  • Pick up from Pier*.
  • Drive along scenic beach roads via Patong, Karon,and  Kata.
  • See Phuket View Point and Promthep Cape.
  • Visit Wat Chalong – the most famous temple in Phuket.
  • Drive back to Pier 
*Special Note: All rates are estimated and subject to change.

-Program is based on pick up / drop off at Phuket pier.

Tour Duration:            4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary.
Not Included:
  • Visa fees, drinks, personal expenses.
Phuket – Sightseeing (8hrs)
Highlights:
  • Pick up from Pier*.
  • Drive along scenic roads via Patong, Karon,and  Kata.
  • See Phuket View Point and Promthep Cape.
  • Visit Wat Chalong – the most famous temple in Phuket.
  • Drive up to the Hill Nakkerd to the Big Buddha.
  • Lunch at Sukko Spa & Restaurant.
  • Drive back to Pier or Hotel.
*Special Note: All rates are estimated and subject to change.

Program is based on pick up / drop off at Phuket pier.

Tour Duration:  8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • Meals according to itinerary / Breakfast box in lieu of ABF when early morning flight.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary.
Not Included:
Visa fees, drinks, personal expenses.
Phuket – Phang Nga Tour with Coach Including Long Tail Boat and Lunch (8hrs)
Highlights:
  • Pick up from Pier*.
  • Drive to Sarrasin National Park in Phang Nga.
  • Take a long tail boat ride to the “James Bond Island” which served as the background for the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”.
  • Have lunch at a lakeside village of sea nomads.
  • Explore Wat Tam Suwan Kuha – a cave temple in the National Park.
  • Visit one of the largest gemstone cutters in Asia to see how Thailand’s famous sapphires and rubies are ground and processed.
  • Return to ship.
*Special Note: All rates are estimated and subject to change.

Program is based on pick up / drop off at Phuket pier.

Tour Duration:            8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • Meals according to itinerary / Breakfast box in lieu of ABF when early morning flight.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary.
Not Included:
Visa fees, drinks, personal expenses.
Phuket Shore Excursion with Vehicle and Guide (5hrs)
Highlights:
  • Vehicle and guide for ½ Day (maximum 5 hours/Between 8 am and 5 pm) in Phuket area*.
*Special Note: All rates are estimated and subject to change.

Program is based on pick up / drop off at Phuket port.

Vehicle & Guide are available for 5hrs from 8am-5pm within Phuket area.

Tour Duration:            5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary.
Not Included:
  • Visa fees, drinks, personal expenses.
Phuket Shore Excursion with Vehicle and Guide (9hrs)
Highlights:
  • Vehicle and guide for 1 Day (maximum 9 hours/Between 8am and 5 pm) in Phuket area*.
*Special Note: All rates are estimated and subject to change.

Program is based on pick up / drop off at Phuket port.

Vehicle & Guide are available 9hrs from 8am-5pm within Phuket area.

Tour Duration:            9 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary.
Not Included:
Visa fees, drinks, personal expenses.
Scenic Island of Phuket - 5.5 hours - Phuket
Highlights:
  • Karon View Point
  • Promthep Cape
  • Chalong Temple (The most scared Buddhist temple in Phuket)
  • Cashew Nut factory
  • Phuket old town

Tour Duration: 5.5 hours

Tour can operate: morning and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes, Except for Chalong temple (Clients might see from outside only).

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Patong Port or Deepsea  Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals and drinks
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense 
03/23/2019 08:00 AM 03/23/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
03/24/2019 03/24/2019
Yangon, Myanmar

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Full Day Yangon Sightseeing – 10 hours - Myanmar
Highlights:
  • Sule Pagoda
  • Yangon City Hall
  • High Court Building
  • Bogyoke Aung San Market (or known as Scott Market)
  • Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Kyi
  • Shwedagon Pagoda

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Thilawa Terminal
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides..
  • Entrance fee,
  • Towel and bottle water
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
03/25/2019 12:00 PM 03/25/2019
Yangon, Myanmar

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Full Day Yangon Sightseeing – 10 hours - Myanmar
Highlights:
  • Sule Pagoda
  • Yangon City Hall
  • High Court Building
  • Bogyoke Aung San Market (or known as Scott Market)
  • Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Kyi
  • Shwedagon Pagoda

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Thilawa Terminal
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides..
  • Entrance fee,
  • Towel and bottle water
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
03/26/2019 03/26/2019
Yangon, Myanmar

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Full Day Yangon Sightseeing – 10 hours - Myanmar
Highlights:
  • Sule Pagoda
  • Yangon City Hall
  • High Court Building
  • Bogyoke Aung San Market (or known as Scott Market)
  • Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Kyi
  • Shwedagon Pagoda

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Thilawa Terminal
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides..
  • Entrance fee,
  • Towel and bottle water
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
03/27/2019 03/27/2019 12:00 PM
At Sea
03/28/2019 03/28/2019
At Sea
03/29/2019 03/29/2019
At Sea
03/30/2019 03/30/2019
Kochi (Cochin)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Meet at the port of COCHIN -KERALA 
(Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure)

COCHIN: 8HRS

Disembark from the ship and meet your personal guide on the pier.

You will drive to the historic Fort Cochin area where you walk in the area known as “Jew Town”.  

You will visit the Mattancherri Palace, which was commissioned by the Portuguese for the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights.  The palace is two storeys’s high and is built in the traditional Kerala style known as “nalukattu” (four buildings around a central courtyard).  Made of wood and richly carved, the palace exhibits memorabilia from the Raja of Kochi’s collection, but it is best known for its outstanding murals painted on the walls.  Fast fading, one can still see some of these excellent 16th century paintings illustrating episodes from the great Indian epic – The Ramayana.

Surrounding the Synagogue are a jumble of antique and spice shops, and souvenir shop and it is a fun area to wander at leisure.

You will have time to explore the Heritage Zone, which with its varied architectural styles highlights Cochin’s history of being occupied by various foreign rulers.  In this area, which is protected, is St Francis’ Church, first established by the Portuguese in the 1500s.  This is one of the earliest European churches in the country.  The simple façade served as the prototype for future churches here.  Vasco Da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his body was taken to Portugal 14 years later.  You will also visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral which was built in the late 19th century and has impressive murals on its ceiling.  The walking tour ends at the Chinese Fishing Nets, which were first erected between 1350 and 1450 indicating trading ties with China. 

You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you drive to the Folklore Museum.  This Museum has an exceptional collection of private artifacts from all over the South and interestingly has a theatre attached as an added attraction.  The collection includes masks, beautifully carved old wooden doors, musical instruments, lamps and tribal jewelry.    You will watch a private performance of the classical Kathakali dance before returning to your hotel.

Early evening you will return to the ship.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee,Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified) Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted seperately.

*Terms and conditions apply

Kochi: Alleppey with lunch onboard traditional Houseboat - 6 hours
FULL DAY
ALLEPPEY BACKWATER CRUISE BY MOTOR BOAT WITH LUNCH
 
One of the highlights of Kerala are the backwaters and their traditional houseboats that glide through one of India’s most beautiful and tranquil landscapes, a rural expanse of verdant coconut groves and rice paddies.

Today disembark the cruise and you will be driven for approx. one and half hour journey passing through small villages where the locals go about their daily life.  On arrival in Alappuzha (formerly known as Alleppey) board your houseboat, care is taken to use only natural products when building these, such as bamboo mats, sticks and wood of the areca nut tree are used for the roofing coir mats and wooden planks for the flooring and wood of coconut trees and coir for beds. For lighting though, solar panels are used.

The term "backwaters" refers to the inter-meshed network of rivers, lakes, canals and lagoons that tie together the coastal and interior regions south of Kochi. For centuries, these canals provided a safe and efficient means of transportation for goods and people moving between the heartland of Kerala and the port towns along the coast. Even today, traditional barges, or kettuvallams, haul coconut, pepper, rice and other goods along the waterways.

Relax on board with some light refreshments while drifting along shimmering waterways lined with dense tropical vegetation, and observe rural Kerala lifestyles from the comfortable boat deck.
 
The landscape ranges from narrow canals walled-in with thick greenery, to open vistas of brilliant green paddy fields or large open lagoons.  Peering through the trees, you will see churches, mosques and temples. On the water's edge, notice villagers bathing and scrubbing their clothes, and sometimes washing their buffalos.

On arrival back to Alleppey re-board your vehicle for your return journey to the quayside.

 
INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Deluxe air-condition houseboat with lunch
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.


DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
5 ½ Hours
MINIMUM 2 guests
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Easy (Limited Walking – under 500 meters over flat terrain with some steps)
 
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • The seating area of houseboat will be non-air conditioned, but covered from the top
  • Once on the boat this tour has NO stops
  • Life jackets will be provided in the houseboat
  • Guests participating on this excursion must be able to step on board the house boat
  • It is recommended that guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable shoes
  • Like all tourist points of interest, guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money

 
The best of Kochi - 5 hours
HALF DAY
HIGHLIGHTS OF COCHIN WITH HARBOUR CRUISE
 
To get the best out of your time in Fort Cochin explore the highlights by coach, boat and on foot on this in-depth excursion. Arriving in the early 16th century, Alfonzo de Albuquerque of Portugal began constructing the historic buildings that can still be seen today.
 
Setting off from the quayside by coach your first stop will be at Mattancherry and the Dutch Palace, an oriental-style structure built by the Portuguese in 1555 AD. Occupied neither by the Portuguese nor the Dutch over the ensuing centuries, "Dutch Palace" may seem a bit of a contradiction. But certainly the description of "remarkable" is apt, as you will discover on entering the palace's wooden interior, which is decorated with a series of murals. In the royal bedroom alone there are 45 murals depicting the great Indian epic, the Ramayana. The palace also boasts an interesting collection of Dutch maps, coronation robes belonging to the maharajas, along with royal palanquins, weapons and furniture.
 
Continue with a walk through Jew Town with shops selling spices and antiques lining the streets before arriving at the Jewish Synagogue for a brief visit.
 
Take a short walk to St Francis Church, the European oldest church in India before walking past the fish market, where locals have their catch cooked and served to them, to the Chinese Fishing Nets. These nets are set up on bamboo poles and held horizontally by huge mechanisms, which lower them into the sea. This is a unique symbol of the centuries-old influence on this coastline.
 
Board your motor boat for a relaxing cruise through the city’s’ waterways passing Gundu and Vypeen island as well as the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that line Fort Cochin’s shores.

 
INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • Harbour Cruise
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.

DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
5 Hours
Minimum – 2 Pax
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate (Moderate walking – 500 m to 1 km – over moderate terrain with steps
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • The Dutch Palace is closed on Fridays and the Synagogue on Fridays and Saturdays
  • At St Francis Church guests may have to remove their shoes to enter
  • The seating area of the boat will be non-air conditioned, but covered from the top
  • Life jackets will be provided in the boat
  • Guests may have to step over one or more boats to reach their assigned vessel
  • It is recommended guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable footwear
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money
  • Order of visits may change or operate in reverse due to traffic/other unforeseen circumstances
The Cultures of Kochi - 4 hours
A trading port since Roman times, Cochin has a relaxed seaport lifestyle that has changed little over the centuries.
 
Your first visit will be to the Mattancherry area and the Dutch Palace, which displays a remarkable series of murals. There is also an interesting collection of Dutch maps of old Kochi, coronation robes belonging to the maharajas, royal palanquins, weapons and furniture. From here, it is a short walk to the Pardesi Synagogue-a tiny but delightful structure built in 1568. Its eclectic décor includes a floor paved with hand-painted blue and white Cantonese porcelain tiles, no two alike, and a glass, oil-burning chandelier from Belgium. The surrounding area is still called Jew Town, and is a fascinating mix of antique shops, warehouses, and spice auction rooms.  Stop at the local Synagogue for a visit.
 
It is a short and pleasant walk to the typical English village green. In one corner stands the Church of St Francis, its simple style enhanced only by the handsome floor tiles that line the main aisle and said to be the oldest European church in India.  A beautifully simple structure the attractive floor tiles still line the main aisle.  Another sign of architectural simplicity are the church's punkahs, or large cloth fans. Suspended above the parishioners and operated manually from outside the church, the fans are a relic from colonial times.                                                                                                
Finally conclude your tour by stopping to see the large, graceful Chinese fishing nets that line the shore, first introduced by traders from the Court of Kublai Khan.

 
INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
4 Hours
MINIMUM 2
 
 ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate (Moderate walking – 500 m to 1 km – over moderate terrain with steps)
 
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • The Dutch Palace is closed on Fridays and the Synagogue on Fridays and Saturdays
  • At St Francis Church guests may have to remove their shoes to enter
  • It is recommended guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable footwear
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money
  • Order of visits may change or operate in reverse due to traffic/other unforeseen circumstances
Cochin: Highlights - 7.5 hours

9AM- 10:30AM 
Disembark the ship drive for 45 minutes to Tripunithura and visit the Hill Palace which was the official residence of the Cochin Royal family built in 1865. The palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala and in surrounded by 52 acres of terraced land with a deer park. A fully fledged ethno-archaeological museum and Kerala's first ever heritage Museum are the main attractions. Displayed inside are 19th century paintings, murals sculptures in stone and plaster of Paris, manuscripts, inscriptions and coins belonging to the royal family.

10:30AM - 2pm
We are then invited to the garden home of our friends Nimmy Paul for a traditional cooking demonstration followed by a meal. The Paul’s belong to the Syrian Christian community of Kottayam. Nimmy’s legendry culinary skills have been featured in Saveur and Gourmet magazine amongst others.


2PM- 4PM     
In the afternoon, before returning to the ship which is towards the Silk Route trading post of Fort Cochin, these days a `Heritage Zone’. Beginning with the Chinese and Arabs in the 13th century, the Portuguese arrived in 1500 A.D. followed by the domination of the Dutch and British. See St. Francis Church originally built in 1510 and the first to reflect European influenced tradition. Portuguese hero Vasco Da Gama died on the site and was buried in the cemetery. 

At Matancherry, there’s the Dutch Palace built in 1557 by the Portuguese as a gift for the Maharaja of Cochin in exchange for trading rights. The Palace houses royal costumes, palanquins, furniture and weapons but its striking feature is a series of murals painted on wooden walls. Later, stop by the Pardesi synagogue, at the heart of what is locally called Jew town. (Closed for a visit on Fridays and Saturday)

4PM - 4:30PM   Thereafter return to the pier. 


Added Value: 

  •       Great introduction to Cochin city.
  •       The Tour covers the main highlights of the city i.e Depart the Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry, the Dutch Palace and later Jew Street (or Spice Street) in Jew Town.    
  •       Traditional south Indian cooking demonstration and lunch with Nimmy Paul.     

- Tour Duration: 7 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Closing dates : Fridays - Dutch Palace in Mattancherry  and Fridays & Saturdays – Jewish  Synagogue.     


Inclusions:

- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch and cooking demonstration with Nimmy Paul.
- All the prevailing taxes.  

03/31/2019 08:00 AM 03/31/2019 06:00 PM
New Mangalore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mangalore, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Meet at the Port of New Mangalore
 Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure)

HALF DAY TOUR: 4 hrs

You will disembark the ship and will be met by your personal guide at the peir.
 

You will begin at the tile roofed low structure of the 10th century Mangaladevi Temple, the temple named after the a Malabar Princess, Mangala Devi who gave her name to the city; the 17th century Manjunath Temple has some superb bronze images of the Buddha dating to the 10th and 11th century, indicating that this site was previously a Buddhist temple.  You will also stop at St. Aloysius Church dating from 1899, situated on Lighthouse Hill, is an architectural gem.  The walls have remarkable 189th century frescoes painted by the Italian trained Jesuit priest, Moscheni, which covers the walls and ceilings in a profusion of scenes.  The town has a sizable Roman Catholic population. 
 

Virtually all the famous buildings in Mangalore are shrines. The Mangladevi temple and its deity reputedly gave Mangalore its name. The four-armed idol in the temple is one of the most revered in India.

Mangalore is the Cashew growing area of Karnataka and on your way back to the ship you will stop at a Cashew Factory to watch the cleaning, sorting and packing process. 


You will return to the ship 

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide,Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee,Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified) Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted seperately

Mangalore - 4 hours
Mangalore is a typical South Indian experience with its quaint mix of old and new. From the pier, we drive towards the city center with our first stop at the Cashew nut processing factory for which the town is renowned. We then explore its cosmopolitan nature visiting the Gokarnath Temple belonging to the industrious Billora community offering an insight into the South Indian form of worship. Its religious hustle and bustle gets contrasted in the chapel of St. Aloysius on Lighthouse hill which has important frescoes depicting the life of Christ by Italian masters.

Added Value: -
-Great introduction to Mangalore city a typically small Indian town and very different from other Indian ports. The mix of the characters in this tour makes for a truly unique experience.
- The Tour covers the main highlights of the city i.e the Achal Cashew processing plant, the Gokarnath Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel etc..

Recommended:
Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed at the temple & no skimpy dress.

- Tour Duration: 4 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
Please note: Cashew factory is closed on Sundays and Public holidays.

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the prevailing taxes.
Mangalore: Karkala and Moorbidri - 4.5 hours
A statue rising 12.6 meters and engraved from a single stone rises at a foot of a hill in Karkala erected in 1432 alongside a temple in honor of the great prince Bahubali or “the one with strong shoulders”. Bahubali fought a fierce battle with his brother for a throne but having succeeded then turned to meditation and prayer for 12 long years. Soon creepers started winding around him which gets depicted in this gigantic statue.
 
At Moodbidri, we see another masterpiece of the industrious Jain community which became on offshoot of Hinduism. They called them Basidas or residence of god.

Commissioned by king Devaraja Woodeyar in 1430 AD the temple has a thousand pillars no two of which are alike.
Interspersed between these two highlights is the Soan’s Farm started by the Swiss – German Basel Missionary society in 1926. Alfred Soans made innovative changes to the dry laterite soil and with inter cropping and better water management farmed superior qualities of upland rice, coconut, arecanut, banana, chillies, ginger, tapioca, mango and spices like clove, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom. Most famous are his Soan’s pineapples which we get to sample.

Added Value:
The imposing statute and the temple are great sights. The visit to the Soans horticultural Farm is a highlight of this tour. In the past, guests have thoroughly enjoyed this excursion.

Recommended: Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed at the temple & no skimpy dress. It may be advisable to carry a pair of socks for the temple walk.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½ hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
Physical activity level : High
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Please note the climb involves 212 steps to reach the statue atop the hilllock. Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed & advisable to carry a pair of socks.

 

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle - Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Light refreshments at Soan Farms.
- Credit card and bank charges.
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Goa (Mormugao)
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Mumbai

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mumbai: 9 hours
With a population exceeding 18 million, this one time group of low lying mud flats is now India’s economic power base and her most industrialized city, bustling with activity of incredible diversity and complexity, her color and elegance, her wealth corresponding with her historic struggle against poverty. Certain affluent areas give Bombay an air of mini–Manhattan!
 
8:30am - 9:30am:  
Depart   the   pier for the famous Gateway of India en route to Banganga. This Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, and is the city's most famous landmark.
We then proceed to Banganga via Art Deco Marine Drive also called the Queens Necklace at night due to its curve shape around the bay.
 
9:30am - 10:30am
Walk around Banganga, the sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern skyscrapers. Nowhere are Bombay’s paradoxes more evident than at Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years ago, in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. Overcome with fatigue and thirst, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the Ganga, over a thousand miles away. Although the story is the stuff of legend, the tank has always been sacred. On pious occasions, thousands turn up to take a ritual dip in its mossy waters, and offer flowers at the ancient Banganga Temples.

 
10:30am - 10:50am
Drive to Dhobi Ghat.

 
10:50 - 11:15
Visit the `Dhobi Ghat’, the city’s open-air laundry! where “Dhobis’ (washermen) attend to an astounding quantity of washing daily. Clothes, linen, towels… are washed in small open air cubicles rented out each day. An itemized account is logged in a notebook and clothes collected from households are returned a week later. Through the apparent chaos incredibly nothing gets lost from a countless number of pieces and most clothes somehow survive the beating they receive on the washing stones.

 
11:15pm - 11:45pm 
Drive to Churchgate Railway Station.

 
11:45am - 12:15pm
We stop at the Churchgate Railway Station to see the `Dabbawallahs’, members of the Bombay Union of Tiffin Box Carriers, described by Prince Charles as the symbol of this enigmatic and intriguing city.  Each morning, the 2500 dabbawallahs call on suburban housewives who pack a freshly cooked lunch into small circular aluminum or stainless steel containers - `dabbas’.  Typically the dabbawallahs collect 30-40 boxes, range them out on a long pole and cycle to the nearest station. Here he hands them over to a fellow dabbawallah who then transports them into the city for delivery to the consumer.  Over 100,000 lunches of maybe sabze (vegetable curry), chapattis (Indian bread), dal (lentils) and pickle, make their way daily across town to the breadwinner and back again. The service which costs a few rupees a week, is a good example of the fine division of labor in India, reliable and efficient for the dabbawallahs pride themselves on never losing a lunch.

 
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Drive to `Khyber’ restaurant for lunch which specializes in the Northwest frontier cuisine.

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch

 
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Drive to Mani Bhawan passing through the teeming commercial areas, Crawford Market and many handsome buildings of Victorian Bombay, including the University and Victoria Terminus. 

 
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Visit the Gandhi Museum. Located on leafy Laburnum Road, a quiet lane named after its shady trees, Mani Bhavan is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use. 

 
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Before returning  to the  pier, we spend some time where it all began, where the  tide of  human life rolls down the center of the street, unruffled by vehicles from all quarters ploughing their way through it. No visit to Bombay is complete without a foray into the bazaars of Bhuleshwar.  The city’s densest concentration of lifestyle and retail jewelry stores is a crush of shop fronts, street stalls, hawkers and handicrafts and a seething mass of people. It may look like absolute chaos but the areas are closely knit, and cohesively built around the traditional residential complex, temples, flower markets, community halls, cow shelter and bazaars. Within a few square kilometers there are a dozen bazaars and more commodities for sale than you will see probably anywhere else in a lifetime.
 
4: 45  -  5:30
Drive back to the ship.

Added Value:
-     A good overview of the unique aspects of this unique city.

- Tour Duration: 8 – 9 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours
Drive to the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark – an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was also conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; these days it is remembered more as the place from where the British staged their final departure.

From the Gateway pier, we board local launches for a one hour cruise across the harbor to Elephanta island. Located some four miles from the city its original name was Gharapuri or Fortress City, which was later changed to Elephanta by the Portuguese who found a large stone elephant near the landing place. Within the main rock-cut temple, probably dating from between 450 to 750 A.D.  are  found  large  sculptured panels,  the  most  interesting  of  which  is   the   three  headed Shiva shown as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Other Shiva panels, includes one of the God dancing the `tandava’ and thereby causing the world to shake !

Added Value”
A fine example of ancient Indian art.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½  hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Strenuous
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
- Clothing Recommended :Light cottons, comfortable shoes, sun shades and sunblock.    

Note: Elephanta Caves is closed on Mondays.
  

Special comments:
It is possible to get `carried up’ on palanquins from the start of the steps up to the caves and down as well. A team of 4 operate each palanquin and this forms a source of income for the local Island inhabitants. ( This cost is not covered in the package and can be paid for directly)
                                     
Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- Regular Motor launch tickets.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- All the prevailing taxes. 

Not Included: Meals.
Mumbai - Tour of Elephanta Caves - 5 hours
FULL DAY
THE CAVES OF ELEPHANTA
 
More than a thousand years ago, Hindu craftsmen carved columns and sculptures out of a series of caves located on an island off the shores of Mumbai, creating a temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Portuguese named the island Elephanta, after the large statue of an elephant they found near the spot where they docked their ships. Come and discover the unique beauty and intriguing tales of these temple caves with today’s memorable excursion.
 
Travel by motor vehicle to the Gateway of India, the city’s most recognized landmark. Built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, the archway was originally conceived as an entry point for people arriving on steamers from England. Today, the gateway serves as a launching point for your own exploration of the Elephanta Temple.
 
Boarding a motor boat, enjoy the approximately one hour and thirty minutes cruise to the Elephanta landing. From the jetty you have the option of either taking the mini train or walking approximately 15 minutes to the base of the long stairway which leads to the top of the hill, where the caves are located. As you enter, you will see a magnificent sculpture of Shiva as Nataraj, showing an enraptured expression as he removes the veil of ignorance. The most outstanding sculpture is a bust of Trimurti—the three-faced Shiva representing the Hindu trinity, Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. In other panels, Shiva is depicted in service to humanity as he brings the River Ganges to Earth, and at his most fearsome as he crushes the demon of Andhaka. Later, board the motor boat for return cruise to the Gateway.

Re-board your vehicle for the transfer back to your ship.

INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • Visit to Elephanta Caves by Private Boat
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
5 ½ Hours
MINIMUM 2 guests
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Strenuous (walking over 1 km over uneven terrain with many steps)

IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Elephanta Island is closed on a Monday
  • The mini train cost at Elephanta island is not included in the per person cost
  • Boats are non-air conditioned but covered from the top and seat 35 guests
  • There is a Rs.10 charge to use the toilets
  • Life jackets will be provided in the boat
  • This tour involves considerable walking on uneven slippery surfaces with approx 125 long stairs each way
  • If necessary, a few sedan chairs are available at an extra cost and on direct payment
  • It is recommended guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable footwear
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money
  • Order of visits may change or operate in reverse due to traffic/other unforeseen circumstances
Mumbai Religious beats - 5 hours
HALF DAY
MUMBAIS RELIGIOUS BEATS - **SOMETHING DIFFERENT**  
 
Set out on this tour with the goal of learning more about India’s and Mumbai’s religious activities and places of worship.
 
First visit Babulnath Temple, at the end of Marine Drive and south of Malabar Hill, which was built in 1780 and where a stone image of Shiva is worshipped.
 
Continue to the ISKCON Temple, inaugurated in 1978, the ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness) Temple is a modern place of worship, spirituality and meditation advocating the teachings and devotion to Krishna.  Also known as the ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple’ it comprises of a huge sanctum sanctorum, a modern auditorium, a book publishing house, a restaurant, and a twin towered six-storied guest house for the visitors.  It is counted as one of the most visited temples in Mumbai receiving around 5000 visitors a day and over 10,000 on Sundays.
 
North of Malabar Hill three temples dedicated to Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali were totally destroyed. Later, according to legend, the goddess Lakshmi appeared in a dream to RamjiShivji, a building contractor. She told him to remove the three fallen statues from the seabed and install them in a proper shrine. Ramji acted according to the wishes of the goddess and the Mahalakshmi Temple in Breach Candy is now one of the most popular temples in the city. The temple contains images of Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswathi. All three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces. The image of Mahalakshmi is shown riding a tiger and a demon in a tandem. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of wealth.

 
INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.


DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
3 ¾ Hours
MINIMUM 02 guests
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate (Moderate walking - 500 m to 1 km - over moderate terrain with steps)

IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • It is advised guests do not consume alcohol before taking this tour, due to sensitivity and sanctity observed when visiting temples
  • Guests should wear conservative clothing covering shoulders and knees when visiting temples
  • Shoes will have to be removed at temple entrance, guests should bring along spare pair of socks as the pavements will be hot
  • It is recommended guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable footwear
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money
  • Order of visits may change or operate in reverse due to traffic/other unforeseen circumstances

 
Mumbai Market Tour - 5 hours
HALF DAY
MUMBAI MARKET TOWN
 
Like any great city, the soul of Mumbai is captured in its famous bazaars and markets. From internationally renowned haute couture to dirt-cheap one-season wonders, intricate jewelry and unique antiques to tawdry gifts and fabulous textiles, Mumbai is known as a shopper’s paradise. Whether you’re shopping on the street or in the markets, the key is to take your time, sift and sort, establish authenticity and make sure your haggling skills are razor sharp.
 
Leave the quayside by coach to visit one of the famous markets in Mumbai—Crawford Market. Crawford Market is also known as the Jyotiba Phule Market but it was originally named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city of Bombay. It is housed in a building that looks like something out of Victorian London, but is overrun with a crazy riot of local color, including the chaotic wholesale cloth market with a tremendous variety of fabrics at hundreds of indoor stalls. Your next stop will be a visit to the Zaveri Bazaar—a maze of narrow lanes lined by hundreds of jewelry shops that sell ornaments made of every conceivable gemstone and precious metal.

From here board your coach for the short journey to the Colaba district where you can enjoy some free time shopping.  You can choose if you wish to barter with the locals at the market stalls or browse the many shops where prices are fixed. En route, stop for photos at the Victoria Terminus (exterior only)—the Rajs’ pièce de-résistance, complete with carved stone friezes, stained-glass windows and flying buttresses.
 
Drive back to the quayside and re-board your ship with your day’s treasures.

 
INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.


DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
4 Hours
MINNIMUM 2 guests
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Strenuous (walking over 1 km over uneven terrain with many steps)

IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Guests are advised to bring plenty of water on this excursion as the temperature will be hot
  • Most of the markets will be closed on Sundays
  • It is recommended that guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable shoes
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money
  • Order of visits may change or operate in reverse due to traffic/other unforeseen circumstances 
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

You will first explore the Fort area of Mumbai – Kala Ghoda, literally Black Horse – a neighborhood in South Mumbai. The crescent-shaped precinct is the city’s premier art district. You will drive past a large number of the city’s heritage buildings, full of museums, art galleries and educational institutions like the Jehangir Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (previously called the Prince of Wales Museum) and The Arts Trust.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
Stop for a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant before you return to the port area.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee, Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified), Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted separately. 

*Terms and conditions apply

 
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.
 
Your first stop will be to take pictures at Dhobi Ghat, a sight unique to this city. ‘Dhobi Ghat’ or “washerfolks’ place”, is the world's largest outdoor laundry, and where Mumbai's traditional washer-folk - or dhobis - provide a wonderful service, collecting dirty laundry, washing it, and returning it neatly pressed, all for a very small fee.
 
Drive to Churchgate Station where you get the opportunity to see the famed ‘dabbawallas’ or ‘lunch box carriers’ in action.  The Mumbai dabbawallas are international figures now, thanks to Forbes Global. The Forbes story details the efficiency with which they deliver the dabbas or lunch pails of their customers. Around 5,000 dabbawallas collect and deliver 175,000 lunches every day and take the empty boxes back. Their operation has a six sigma rating which implies less than 3.4 errors in every million transactions. This is the same rating that has made companies like Motorola and GE world famous for their quality!
 
Later you will visit Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, a structure steeped in Indian history and culture. Built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, it contains 3,500-plus objects centering on Mumbai’s history. This landmark building was renovated in 2008.
 
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before you continue on your tour.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
You will then return to the port area.

 

Inclusions: Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, private guide, complimentary soft beverages and bottled water in the car, monument entrance and still camera fee, meet and assist at all airports and hotels, porterage at airports, all current applicable taxes.

Exclusions: Expenses of any personal nature (laundry, telephone calls etc, unless specified), tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), meals (unless specified) any insurance or Visa, any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, air fare is quoted separately.

*Terms and conditions apply

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Mumbai

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mumbai: 9 hours
With a population exceeding 18 million, this one time group of low lying mud flats is now India’s economic power base and her most industrialized city, bustling with activity of incredible diversity and complexity, her color and elegance, her wealth corresponding with her historic struggle against poverty. Certain affluent areas give Bombay an air of mini–Manhattan!
 
8:30am - 9:30am:  
Depart   the   pier for the famous Gateway of India en route to Banganga. This Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, and is the city's most famous landmark.
We then proceed to Banganga via Art Deco Marine Drive also called the Queens Necklace at night due to its curve shape around the bay.
 
9:30am - 10:30am
Walk around Banganga, the sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern skyscrapers. Nowhere are Bombay’s paradoxes more evident than at Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years ago, in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. Overcome with fatigue and thirst, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the Ganga, over a thousand miles away. Although the story is the stuff of legend, the tank has always been sacred. On pious occasions, thousands turn up to take a ritual dip in its mossy waters, and offer flowers at the ancient Banganga Temples.

 
10:30am - 10:50am
Drive to Dhobi Ghat.

 
10:50 - 11:15
Visit the `Dhobi Ghat’, the city’s open-air laundry! where “Dhobis’ (washermen) attend to an astounding quantity of washing daily. Clothes, linen, towels… are washed in small open air cubicles rented out each day. An itemized account is logged in a notebook and clothes collected from households are returned a week later. Through the apparent chaos incredibly nothing gets lost from a countless number of pieces and most clothes somehow survive the beating they receive on the washing stones.

 
11:15pm - 11:45pm 
Drive to Churchgate Railway Station.

 
11:45am - 12:15pm
We stop at the Churchgate Railway Station to see the `Dabbawallahs’, members of the Bombay Union of Tiffin Box Carriers, described by Prince Charles as the symbol of this enigmatic and intriguing city.  Each morning, the 2500 dabbawallahs call on suburban housewives who pack a freshly cooked lunch into small circular aluminum or stainless steel containers - `dabbas’.  Typically the dabbawallahs collect 30-40 boxes, range them out on a long pole and cycle to the nearest station. Here he hands them over to a fellow dabbawallah who then transports them into the city for delivery to the consumer.  Over 100,000 lunches of maybe sabze (vegetable curry), chapattis (Indian bread), dal (lentils) and pickle, make their way daily across town to the breadwinner and back again. The service which costs a few rupees a week, is a good example of the fine division of labor in India, reliable and efficient for the dabbawallahs pride themselves on never losing a lunch.

 
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Drive to `Khyber’ restaurant for lunch which specializes in the Northwest frontier cuisine.

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch

 
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Drive to Mani Bhawan passing through the teeming commercial areas, Crawford Market and many handsome buildings of Victorian Bombay, including the University and Victoria Terminus. 

 
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Visit the Gandhi Museum. Located on leafy Laburnum Road, a quiet lane named after its shady trees, Mani Bhavan is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use. 

 
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Before returning  to the  pier, we spend some time where it all began, where the  tide of  human life rolls down the center of the street, unruffled by vehicles from all quarters ploughing their way through it. No visit to Bombay is complete without a foray into the bazaars of Bhuleshwar.  The city’s densest concentration of lifestyle and retail jewelry stores is a crush of shop fronts, street stalls, hawkers and handicrafts and a seething mass of people. It may look like absolute chaos but the areas are closely knit, and cohesively built around the traditional residential complex, temples, flower markets, community halls, cow shelter and bazaars. Within a few square kilometers there are a dozen bazaars and more commodities for sale than you will see probably anywhere else in a lifetime.
 
4: 45  -  5:30
Drive back to the ship.

Added Value:
-     A good overview of the unique aspects of this unique city.

- Tour Duration: 8 – 9 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours
Drive to the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark – an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was also conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; these days it is remembered more as the place from where the British staged their final departure.

From the Gateway pier, we board local launches for a one hour cruise across the harbor to Elephanta island. Located some four miles from the city its original name was Gharapuri or Fortress City, which was later changed to Elephanta by the Portuguese who found a large stone elephant near the landing place. Within the main rock-cut temple, probably dating from between 450 to 750 A.D.  are  found  large  sculptured panels,  the  most  interesting  of  which  is   the   three  headed Shiva shown as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Other Shiva panels, includes one of the God dancing the `tandava’ and thereby causing the world to shake !

Added Value”
A fine example of ancient Indian art.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½  hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Strenuous
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
- Clothing Recommended :Light cottons, comfortable shoes, sun shades and sunblock.    

Note: Elephanta Caves is closed on Mondays.
  

Special comments:
It is possible to get `carried up’ on palanquins from the start of the steps up to the caves and down as well. A team of 4 operate each palanquin and this forms a source of income for the local Island inhabitants. ( This cost is not covered in the package and can be paid for directly)
                                     
Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- Regular Motor launch tickets.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- All the prevailing taxes. 

Not Included: Meals.
Mumbai - Tour of Elephanta Caves - 5 hours
FULL DAY
THE CAVES OF ELEPHANTA
 
More than a thousand years ago, Hindu craftsmen carved columns and sculptures out of a series of caves located on an island off the shores of Mumbai, creating a temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Portuguese named the island Elephanta, after the large statue of an elephant they found near the spot where they docked their ships. Come and discover the unique beauty and intriguing tales of these temple caves with today’s memorable excursion.
 
Travel by motor vehicle to the Gateway of India, the city’s most recognized landmark. Built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, the archway was originally conceived as an entry point for people arriving on steamers from England. Today, the gateway serves as a launching point for your own exploration of the Elephanta Temple.
 
Boarding a motor boat, enjoy the approximately one hour and thirty minutes cruise to the Elephanta landing. From the jetty you have the option of either taking the mini train or walking approximately 15 minutes to the base of the long stairway which leads to the top of the hill, where the caves are located. As you enter, you will see a magnificent sculpture of Shiva as Nataraj, showing an enraptured expression as he removes the veil of ignorance. The most outstanding sculpture is a bust of Trimurti—the three-faced Shiva representing the Hindu trinity, Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. In other panels, Shiva is depicted in service to humanity as he brings the River Ganges to Earth, and at his most fearsome as he crushes the demon of Andhaka. Later, board the motor boat for return cruise to the Gateway.

Re-board your vehicle for the transfer back to your ship.

INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • Visit to Elephanta Caves by Private Boat
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
5 ½ Hours
MINIMUM 2 guests
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Strenuous (walking over 1 km over uneven terrain with many steps)

IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Elephanta Island is closed on a Monday
  • The mini train cost at Elephanta island is not included in the per person cost
  • Boats are non-air conditioned but covered from the top and seat 35 guests
  • There is a Rs.10 charge to use the toilets
  • Life jackets will be provided in the boat
  • This tour involves considerable walking on uneven slippery surfaces with approx 125 long stairs each way
  • If necessary, a few sedan chairs are available at an extra cost and on direct payment
  • It is recommended guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable footwear
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money
  • Order of visits may change or operate in reverse due to traffic/other unforeseen circumstances
Mumbai Religious beats - 5 hours
HALF DAY
MUMBAIS RELIGIOUS BEATS - **SOMETHING DIFFERENT**  
 
Set out on this tour with the goal of learning more about India’s and Mumbai’s religious activities and places of worship.
 
First visit Babulnath Temple, at the end of Marine Drive and south of Malabar Hill, which was built in 1780 and where a stone image of Shiva is worshipped.
 
Continue to the ISKCON Temple, inaugurated in 1978, the ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness) Temple is a modern place of worship, spirituality and meditation advocating the teachings and devotion to Krishna.  Also known as the ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple’ it comprises of a huge sanctum sanctorum, a modern auditorium, a book publishing house, a restaurant, and a twin towered six-storied guest house for the visitors.  It is counted as one of the most visited temples in Mumbai receiving around 5000 visitors a day and over 10,000 on Sundays.
 
North of Malabar Hill three temples dedicated to Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali were totally destroyed. Later, according to legend, the goddess Lakshmi appeared in a dream to RamjiShivji, a building contractor. She told him to remove the three fallen statues from the seabed and install them in a proper shrine. Ramji acted according to the wishes of the goddess and the Mahalakshmi Temple in Breach Candy is now one of the most popular temples in the city. The temple contains images of Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswathi. All three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces. The image of Mahalakshmi is shown riding a tiger and a demon in a tandem. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of wealth.

 
INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.


DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
3 ¾ Hours
MINIMUM 02 guests
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate (Moderate walking - 500 m to 1 km - over moderate terrain with steps)

IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • It is advised guests do not consume alcohol before taking this tour, due to sensitivity and sanctity observed when visiting temples
  • Guests should wear conservative clothing covering shoulders and knees when visiting temples
  • Shoes will have to be removed at temple entrance, guests should bring along spare pair of socks as the pavements will be hot
  • It is recommended guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable footwear
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money
  • Order of visits may change or operate in reverse due to traffic/other unforeseen circumstances

 
Mumbai Market Tour - 5 hours
HALF DAY
MUMBAI MARKET TOWN
 
Like any great city, the soul of Mumbai is captured in its famous bazaars and markets. From internationally renowned haute couture to dirt-cheap one-season wonders, intricate jewelry and unique antiques to tawdry gifts and fabulous textiles, Mumbai is known as a shopper’s paradise. Whether you’re shopping on the street or in the markets, the key is to take your time, sift and sort, establish authenticity and make sure your haggling skills are razor sharp.
 
Leave the quayside by coach to visit one of the famous markets in Mumbai—Crawford Market. Crawford Market is also known as the Jyotiba Phule Market but it was originally named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city of Bombay. It is housed in a building that looks like something out of Victorian London, but is overrun with a crazy riot of local color, including the chaotic wholesale cloth market with a tremendous variety of fabrics at hundreds of indoor stalls. Your next stop will be a visit to the Zaveri Bazaar—a maze of narrow lanes lined by hundreds of jewelry shops that sell ornaments made of every conceivable gemstone and precious metal.

From here board your coach for the short journey to the Colaba district where you can enjoy some free time shopping.  You can choose if you wish to barter with the locals at the market stalls or browse the many shops where prices are fixed. En route, stop for photos at the Victoria Terminus (exterior only)—the Rajs’ pièce de-résistance, complete with carved stone friezes, stained-glass windows and flying buttresses.
 
Drive back to the quayside and re-board your ship with your day’s treasures.

 
INCLUSIONS
  • All transport services using chauffeur driven air-conditioned Toyota Innova Car
  • Soft drinks & domestic bottle water on board the vehicle during sightseeing.
  • Entrance & Still Camera fee at all monuments as applicable.
  • All presently applicable government taxes.
 
EXCLUSIONS
  • Cost of internal / international airfare
  • Cost of any other meals except as included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers during the tour.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Travel Insurance.


DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
4 Hours
MINNIMUM 2 guests
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Strenuous (walking over 1 km over uneven terrain with many steps)

IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Guests are advised to bring plenty of water on this excursion as the temperature will be hot
  • Most of the markets will be closed on Sundays
  • It is recommended that guests bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and flat comfortable shoes
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times and not carry large denominations of money
  • Order of visits may change or operate in reverse due to traffic/other unforeseen circumstances 
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

You will first explore the Fort area of Mumbai – Kala Ghoda, literally Black Horse – a neighborhood in South Mumbai. The crescent-shaped precinct is the city’s premier art district. You will drive past a large number of the city’s heritage buildings, full of museums, art galleries and educational institutions like the Jehangir Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (previously called the Prince of Wales Museum) and The Arts Trust.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
Stop for a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant before you return to the port area.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee, Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified), Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted separately. 

*Terms and conditions apply

 
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.
 
Your first stop will be to take pictures at Dhobi Ghat, a sight unique to this city. ‘Dhobi Ghat’ or “washerfolks’ place”, is the world's largest outdoor laundry, and where Mumbai's traditional washer-folk - or dhobis - provide a wonderful service, collecting dirty laundry, washing it, and returning it neatly pressed, all for a very small fee.
 
Drive to Churchgate Station where you get the opportunity to see the famed ‘dabbawallas’ or ‘lunch box carriers’ in action.  The Mumbai dabbawallas are international figures now, thanks to Forbes Global. The Forbes story details the efficiency with which they deliver the dabbas or lunch pails of their customers. Around 5,000 dabbawallas collect and deliver 175,000 lunches every day and take the empty boxes back. Their operation has a six sigma rating which implies less than 3.4 errors in every million transactions. This is the same rating that has made companies like Motorola and GE world famous for their quality!
 
Later you will visit Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, a structure steeped in Indian history and culture. Built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, it contains 3,500-plus objects centering on Mumbai’s history. This landmark building was renovated in 2008.
 
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before you continue on your tour.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
You will then return to the port area.

 

Inclusions: Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, private guide, complimentary soft beverages and bottled water in the car, monument entrance and still camera fee, meet and assist at all airports and hotels, porterage at airports, all current applicable taxes.

Exclusions: Expenses of any personal nature (laundry, telephone calls etc, unless specified), tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), meals (unless specified) any insurance or Visa, any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, air fare is quoted separately.

*Terms and conditions apply

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At Sea
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At Sea
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Muscat
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Abu Dhabi
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Dubai
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Fujairah
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Salalah
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Petra (Aqaba)
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Luxor (Safaga)
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Luxor (Safaga)
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Suez Canal
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Suez Canal
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Ashdod

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Depart Ashdod and drive to Jerusalem beginning with a magnificent view of the golden city from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City to the restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated resi- dential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We then proceed to Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; visit the Museum, Children’s Pavilion and walk along the Avenue of the Righteous. Return to the port of Ashdod. (Modest clothing required)

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Travel along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowesplacon earth, to Masada. Ascend by cable car to this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod the Greats palace, synagogue and bath-house. Then, opportunity to enjoy an unsinkableswim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Drive via the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, on your return to Ashdod.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port
Highlights:
Depart Ashdod to the pre-state underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon to learn about the activities of the Haganah. Then, drive through the main streets of Tel Aviv, the “White City”, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, viewing the splendid Bauhaus Architecture. Tel Aviv has the largest number of buildings in this unique style of any city in the world! Continue past the Mann Auditorium, home of the Israeli Philharmonic, Habimah Theatre, the impressive Opera House and Yitzhak Rabin Square, dedicated to the late Prime Minister. On to the old port city of Jaffa, magnificently restored.

Explore the reconstructed Artists’ Quarter with its galleries and boutiques. Visit the fantastic Israeli Museum at the Itzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the extraordinary leader as well as the development of the State of Israel. Time permitting, we’ll stroll through Tel Avivs Carmel Market (be sure to sample the delicious strawberries! ) before return- ing to the Port of Ashdod.


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal

Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
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Haifa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa driving to Tzipori (Sepphoris), the Talmudic town where the Mishna was signed; see the beautiful mosaics. Continue to Capernaum; see the ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century. Then, ascend the strategic Golan Heights for a greater understanding of the fierce battles that took place during the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stop at a former Israeli army bunker used as an outpost. Continue to a Golan winery for some wine tasting (time & schedule permitting). On your return to Haifa Port, view the golden-domed Bahai Shrine and the colorful Persian Gardens atop Mt. Carmel.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa and drive to Jerusalem. Begin the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate to the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a com- pletely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center; you’ll see a fantastic com- puter imaging presentation of the Temple Mount some 2000 years ago. Return to the port in Haifa. (Modest Clothing)


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
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Haifa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa driving to Tzipori (Sepphoris), the Talmudic town where the Mishna was signed; see the beautiful mosaics. Continue to Capernaum; see the ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century. Then, ascend the strategic Golan Heights for a greater understanding of the fierce battles that took place during the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stop at a former Israeli army bunker used as an outpost. Continue to a Golan winery for some wine tasting (time & schedule permitting). On your return to Haifa Port, view the golden-domed Bahai Shrine and the colorful Persian Gardens atop Mt. Carmel.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa and drive to Jerusalem. Begin the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate to the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a com- pletely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center; you’ll see a fantastic com- puter imaging presentation of the Temple Mount some 2000 years ago. Return to the port in Haifa. (Modest Clothing)


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
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At Sea
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Heraklion

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Crete: Knossos - Archanes - Heraklion Museum -5 hours
Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

We will first visit the Archaeological Museum in the town centre and then continue with the exploration of the ruins of Knossos Palace. The palace is one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a knowledgeable, qualified archaeological guide who will offer in-depth personal attention, you will browse through the restored palace. By examining the structures the Minoans lived in, you will have the best avenue for piecing together the threads of the Great Minoan civilization. After a walk through the award winning historically restored village of Archanes, you can enjoy lunch in its picturesque main square, before returning back to the pier.

Duration: approx. 5 hours

Notes:
Because of the extensive walk in Knossos, comfortable shoes and a hat are required.
Knossos Palace and Historical Heraklion
Highlights/Description:
  • Knossos Palace
  • Heraklion
A full day tour that explores the Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion. The palace is one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a first class guide who will offer in-depth personal attention, you will walk around the ruins and excavations of the vast ancient palace, and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it.
 
After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos tour, you will travel into central Heraklion for a walk around its historical center and main sites and a visit to the recently renovated Archaeological Museum. The most magnificent collection of Minoan art and culture in the world is housed in this museum, that is one of the most visited ones Greece, with an exhibition of artifacts,
covering a period of 5,000 years.
 
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from departure port 
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Introduction to the Cretan Diet & Cooking- 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Tasting of traditional delicacies and local drinks
  • Walk in the fields and the olive groves and introduction to the local flora
  • Introduction to the Mediterranean and Cretan diet
  • Info booklet and Recipe Book
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Outdoor lunch paired with wine and raki
  • Visit to the chef’s nuno felt, mosaic and beeswax workshop
  • Recipe book
 
Allow yourselves to be shown around the scenic mountains of Crete, exploring its rich customs and traditions. Learn about handcraft professions and techniques lost in time, and walk through beautiful olive groves. Collect wild herbs and vegetables and bring them to the kitchen, to transform them into delicious Cretan dishes.
 
Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from port of Heraklion
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Looking for the Muses (Crete) - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Visit to the oldest olive tree in the world
  • Visit to 2 traditional wineries and their vineyards
  • Visit to a traditional Cretan musical workshop
  • Information about the unique viticulture and the indigenous grape varietals
  • Two wine tasting sessions with 10 different types and styles of wines
  • Visit to a Minoan farm and a Medieval wine press
  • A traditional lunch in the picturesque village of Archanes
  • Info booklet and wine certificate
Explore your senses enjoying a day full with ancient old flavors, sounds and sights.  Embark on an epic journey around quaint villages, amazing wineries, a musical workshop and a medieval wine press.  Pay a visit to a Minoan farm and discover the mystic way of wine making in Crete, before enjoying your lunch in a picturesque village (paid locally).
 
Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from port of Heraklion
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Wine Tasting and Cooking in Crete - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Visit to a traditional winery and its vineyard
  • Tour around the scenic area of Peza
  • Information about the unique viticulture and the indigenous grape varietals
  • A wine tasting session with 5 different types and styles of wines
  • Visit to a Minoan farm and a Medieval wine press
  • Hands on cooking class
  • Outdoor lunch paired with wine and raki
  • Info booklet, wine certificate and recipe book
 Visit one of Crete’s most renowned wineries and indulge in its fine wines. Drive through scenic roads, visit a medieval wine press and trust yourselves into the hands of a celebrated local chef. Experience a hands-on cooking class uncovering the secrets of the Cretan cuisine, and enjoy regional specialties in a traditional setting.
 
Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from port of Heraklion
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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At Sea
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Sorrento

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Sorrento: The Ancient City of Pompeii - 6 Hours
Travel outside along the coast today with your driver to the ancient site of Pompeii where your expert local guide will meet you to explore this most famous of places. The extensive and varied ruins of Pompeii now provide us with a rich history of life at the time of the Roman Empire. There are theatres, thermal baths, shops and lavish dwellings, many of which have been incredibly well preserved. After your visit you will have time at leisure for lunch before returning to your cruise ship in Sorrento.

Highlights:
  • Visit the incredibly preserved Roman city of Pompeii
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide at the Pompeii site (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Pompeii site
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Sorrento: The Iconic Amalfi Coast - 6 Hours
Today meet your English-speaking driver-guide and private vehicle for a half-day excursion along the stunning Amalfi Coast taking in the villages of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. The Amalfi drive is the most romantic drive in Italy, following the road snaking along the edge of the rocky cliffs that plunge straight into the sea. Amalfi is the coast's largest town and home to the magnificent 10th-century Duomo fronted by a beautifully coloured 13th-century facade. Also be sure to admire the amazing views from Ravello’s Villa Ruffolo.

Highlights:
  • Drive along the magnificent Amalfi Coast, stopping at Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking driver-guide throughout the tour (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Villa Ruffolo
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Sorrento: Capri Exploration by Private Motorboat – 8 hours
Explore the island of Capri in style today as you take a cruise in your skippered private motorboat. As you circle the Island of Capri you will be able to stop at Marina Piccola, a delightfully picturesque inlet that provides the Caprisi and other sun worshippers with their best beach – it is also safe for swimming. The entire cove is romantically lined with stabilimenti – elegant bathing lidos.
We suggest lunch at Al Gallo D’Oro (payable locally), which serves an excellent selection of local fare.
Travelling west, pass the beach of Marina Grande and of Bagni di Tiberio. Continue to the next stretch of coastline which consists of the high calcareous cliff with fissures and grottoes covered by lush, indigenous vegetation.
Enjoy time at leisure for shopping or perhaps a lazy swim from the boat before cruising back to Sorrento.

Highlights:
  • Private skippered motorboat to explore the beautiful island of Capri, including Marina Piccola and Marina Grande. 
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 34-foot private motorboat (or similar) with English-speaking skipper (8 hours)
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
04/28/2019 08:00 AM 04/28/2019 06:00 PM
Rome (Civitavecchia)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours
Your driver will meet you at Civitavecchia today to transfer into Rome where you will be met by your expert local guide.
 
Begin your tour with a visit to the imposing Colosseum. Commissioned by Emperor Vespasian, the stadium could accommodate up to 50,000 spectators who came to view the gladiatorial battles that lasted up to 100 days! Adjacent is the Arc of Constantine which, dating from AD 315, is a forerunner to many other Triumphal Arches around the world. Possibly even more impressive are the excavations of the vast Roman Forum where the remains of temples, streetscapes, palaces and homes can be found.
 
After lunch, travel across the Tiber River to the Vatican City. Visit the Vatican Museums, part of the Papal Residence which is estimated to contain 1400 rooms, chapels and galleries. The Museums contain an extraordinarily rich collection of precious arts, maps, sculptures and antiquities but surely the most breath-taking masterpiece is Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. At the centre of the Vatican lies the vast Basilica of St. Paul, the world’s largest church where the colourfully dressed Swiss Guard can be found. The present Cathedral is a beautiful mix of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, formed under the hands of masters such as Michelangelo. The stunning interior is an elaborate and detailed display of marble, mosaic, gilt and bronze.

Your tour includes express entry to the Vatican Museums, past the regular lines. The Vatican requires visitors to cover upper arms and legs to below the knee.

Highlights:
  • Tour some of Rome's most iconic sites including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Explore the impressive museum collections in the Vatican City and the breath-taking masterpiece that is Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel
  • Spend time in the Basilica of St. Paul, the largest church in the world
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to Colosseum, Imperial Forum and Vatican Museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours
A tour designed for those who have visited Rome before, but would like to discover more of this fascinating city. Your driver will meet you at the port and bring you into Rome where your expert guide will be waiting for you.
 
Take a journey back in time at the church of San Clemente as you descend down three levels and through two thousand years of history. The medieval church was built over the remains of a 4th-century basilica which, in its turn, covers older buildings from the time of the emperor Nero and a sanctuary dedicated to the oriental divinity Mithras.
In the afternoon discover how Rome evolved through the 18th-century and visit the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, a majestic royal residence of one of Rome’s most illustrious families. Believed to be the largest privately owned Palace in Rome, the Doria Pamphilj’s vast private art collection is still held here.
 
Your guide will also be delighted to make additional suggestions for your tour depending on your own personal interests. Alternatively, you may like to revisit some of your favourite places from your previous visit to Rome.

Highlights:
  • Visit the church of San Clemente and discover its fascinating history
  • Explore the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, a majestic royal residence of one of Rome’s most illustrious families, which houses a vast private art collection
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to San Clemente and Doria Pamphilij
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours
Travel with your driver to Rome this morning to meet a food expert for a gastronomic walking tour of the Trastevere District, so called because it lies across the River Tiber. Trastevere was once the bohemian quarter of Rome and still retains its arty edge today. Explore the bustling market and ancient maze of streets whilst discovering the essence of Italy’s best loved food with tastings of gelato, Sicilian pastries, Jewish delicacies, meats and wine.
 
The remainder of the day can be spent as you wish, your vehicle and driver will remain at your disposal in Rome before returning you to Civitavecchia.

Highlights:
  • Uncover Rome's bohemian quarter, along with tastings of Italy's best loved delicacies 
  • Car and driver at your disposal to discover Rome
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low 

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert local guide (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes
  • Food and wine tastings
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours
Your driver will meet you at the port and bring you into Rome where your expert guide will meet you. Begin your tour on Capitoline Hill and visit one of the oldest museum complexes in the world; the Capitoline Museums, originally founded by Pope Sixtus IV in 1471. Capitoline Hill has been a seat of religious or political power throughout the centuries, making it the most important of the “seven hills” of Rome. It was here that the most important temple in town, dedicated to Jupiter, the king of the gods, was built. See the ruins of the Temple of Jupiter and marvel at the magnificent bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius at Campidoglio Square.
 
Afterwards, explore the museums, extended over two buildings; the Palazzo dei Conservatori, where you can view splendid frescoes portraying the history of Rome and the Pinacoteca (Picture gallery), and Palazzo Nuovo, where you can admire the wonderful sculptures. Finally visit the ancient Tabularium whose monumental arches overlook the Forum.  

Continue up along the Via Veneto to the elegant Villa Borghese, accompanied by your local expert guide and private vehicle. Surrounded by a leafy parkland, the villa was originally designed as a palace of pleasure and entertainment to house Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s incredible collection of antiquities, paintings and custom pieces. Today the collections of sculpture and paintings are among the most important in Italy. Admire the stunning Caravaggio canvases, Titian's enigmatic ‘Sacred and Profane Love’ and the striking sculptures by Bernini and Canova during this fabulous visit. Return to Civitavecchia from here.

Highlights:
  • Travel out to Capitoline Hill and visit one of the oldest museum complexes in the world
  • Visit Villa Borghese, home to a collection of sculptures and paintings that are among the most important in Italy
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Capitoline Museums and Villa Borghese
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Rome and the Vatican City: 8-9 hours
Full day in the Eternal city of Rome and the Vatican City

Highlights:
  • Great way to see major sites of Rome in a day
  • Major sites covered such as the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Vatican city
  • Reservations for the Vatican museum - no waiting
*A strict dress code is enforced in St. Peter's Basilica, so please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tops, skirts above the knee, or revealing clothing.

Tour duration: 8 to 9 hours
Wheelchair accessible
Physical activity : moderate with a fair amount of walking

Inclusions:
  • Deluxe car or van and private English speaking guide for the day
  • Entrance tickets
  • Clients are picked up and dropped off at the Port
Exclusions:
  • Meals not included
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
04/29/2019 07:00 AM 04/29/2019 05:00 PM
Monte Carlo

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Monaco & Eze - Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Monaco & Eze Shore Excursion

9:00 am: Be met at the pier of your boat.

Enjoy a walking tour of Monaco to view the Prince’s palace, the cathedral, Princess Grace's tomb, and to learn more about the history of this mythical city. Afterwards, visit the heart of Monte-Carlo with its Casino and the Hôtel de Paris. This tiny capital (nicknamed “the Rock”) is built into the mountainside and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera. There are sumptuous boutiques with the latest fashions, palatial luxury hotels, and very chic restaurants. You can visit the Prince's Palace, which was built on the site of a 13th-century Genovese fortress. Admire the splendor of the 16th-century Italian Gallery, the Louis XV lounge, and the 17th-century Palatine Chapel. Time permitting you could also visit the Oceanographic Museum that was inaugurated by Prince Albert I in 1910. Inside you will discover an amazing collection of marine life.

Drive on to the perched, medieval village of Eze that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The fortified castle’s ruins, sitting on a narrow, rocky peak, still crown this ancient village. The beach in the "baie d'Eze" is easily accessible and is shaded by pine-trees that grow down almost to the water's edge. To reach the entrance, take the small, rocky path and admire the splendid view of the gardens that surround the Château de la Chèvre d'Or. You will be seduced by the marvels of Eze: Small, narrow roads, archways and superbly restored stone houses, shady squares and refreshing ancient fountains. The numerous artisans’ boutiques are hard to resist. The two lookout towers at the entrance, the doorway and the gunboat are all listed as historic monuments.

5:00 pm: Return to your hotel.
Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Tour can operate: Any Day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Tips
Lunch or dinner


 

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Monaco & Nice Shore Excursion. This excursion is perfect for those who wish to discover the chic French Riviera: in Monte-Carlo, you will get a glimpse of the glamorous Riviera and get closer to the myth of the Actress-Princess: Grace Kelly! Pursue this excursion with the beautiful city of Nice on the Riviera. You will be impressed by the colors of its market and during this afternoon you could visit Matisse Museum showing an important collection of the painter.
 

9:00 am: Be met at the foot of your cruise ship.

Enjoy a walking tour of Monaco to view the Prince’s palace, the cathedral, Princess Grace's tomb, and to learn more about the history of this mythical city. Afterwards, visit the heart of Monte-Carlo with its Casino and the Hôtel de Paris. Monaco is situated on the Cote d'Azur, between Cap d'Ail and Menton, only a few kilometers from the Italian Riviera. This tiny capital (nicknamed “the Rock”) is built into the mountainside and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera. Admire the splendor of the 16th-century Italian Gallery, the Louis XV lounge, and the 17th-century Palatine Chapel. Do not miss the Oceanographic Museum that was inaugurated by Prince Albert I in 1910. Inside you will discover an amazing collection of marine life. Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant.

During the afternoon, go to Nice. The green pines happily rub shoulders with the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and that of the sky. It is easy to see why the Côte d’Azur fascinates so many people. Many of the artists, painters, writers, sculptors and musicians who contributed to the city’s fame, have museums here, dedicated to their works. You will view the luxurious Belle Époque-style residences, including the fabulous Négresco palace, built on the sea front. The Négresco, whose dome can be admired from the Promenade des Anglais, is the finest example of Belle Époque architecture. Visit the Russian Church (not available on Sunday mornings). Enjoy a walking tour of the old town. The streets, with names that evoke ancient guilds, such as “goldsmith” or “bankers,” are full of boutiques and shoppers.

5:00 pm: Return to your ship or to your hotel.
Tour Duration: 8 hours.


Tour can operate: Any Day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes
Entrance fees to the Prince's Palace: €10

Not Included:
Tips
Lunch or dinner

 
Monaco: Glamorous Cote d’Azure – 8 hours
The Cote d’Azur boasts an exciting blend of glamorous beaches, cosmopolitan harbours and stunning hilltop villages. Begin with a warm welcome by your guide who takes you to three of the area’s highlights; Monaco, Eze and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. In glamorous Monte-Carlo, visit Monaco’s Ville or ‘old town’, which has excellent views of the harbour and the luxurious yachts moored below.
 

See the sumptuous Prince’s Palace built in 1215 on the site of a Genoese fortress, where you tour through with your guide. After lunch at leisure (payable locally) continue on to Eze, a village perched dramatically on the cliff top and affording splendid views along the coast, before stopping in Beaulieu-sur-Mer to visit the Villa Kerylos, a Belle Epoque mansion built in the style of classical Greece. After your private shore excursion you are transferred back to your cruise ship.


Highlights:
  • Begin in Monaco at the Royal Family's extravagant residence, the Palais Princier
  • Visit Eze and Villa Kerylos

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light


Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
     
  • Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
04/30/2019 08:00 AM 04/30/2019 04:00 PM
Barcelona

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

Visit the old city (Ciutat Vella) with the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, the Betlem church, Palau de la Virreina, Casa Bruno Cuadros, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Boqueria Market, Santa Ana Church and entrance to the Güell Palace (closed on Mondays). Afterwards drive to the Montjuic Mountain with lovely views over the city and Ports. 

4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



The Rambla is possibly the most well known avenue and represents a typical postcard of the city. A place for public and sport celebrations, the Rambla is a boulevard that starts in Plaça Catalunya (Barcelona’s commercial area) and ends in the Port, offering a multicoloured picture of people enjoying a walk, live statues, artists, musicians, painters and atmosphere. One of the symbols of the Rambla is the Fountain of Canaletes. Tradition says that visitors who drink from this source will return to Barcelona.

One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the different stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way and the Boquería Market.
It is worth to stop for a moment and visit the Church of Betlem and the Palau de la Virreina, with permanent exhibitions of interest. A visit to the Market of la Boqueria is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients.
Walking down the avenue, in direction to the sea, we find the Plà de la Boqueria. Its pavement is decorated with a mosaic of Joan Miró. Very near is the Gran Teatre del Liceu (the Opera House), recently reconstructed after a devastating fire in 1994. Crossing the Rambla we find the Plaça Reial, an interesting porticoed square, ideal to relax and enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants.
In Nou de la Rambla Street is located the Palau Güell, a beautiful palace of recommended visit where you will be able to appreciate all the creative capacity of Antoni Gaudí. Afterwards the great gothic Shipyards. The Rambla ends in the port, dominated by the Columbus Monument, built in 1888.
One of Barcelona’s finest landmark buildings is the Reials Drassanes, the medieval shipyards which are a unique example of civic Gothic architecture with a full-scale replica of the royal galley used by Juan of Austria at the Battle of Lepanto, 
Some of the modern facilities are the inheritance from the 1992 Olympics. Their mark can also be seen on the hill at Montjuïc, beside the monumental work from the 1929 World Exhibition. The Plaça d'Espanya, the Magic Fountain, the Palau Nacional and the Olympic Ring are a few of its most important works. The Olympic Stadium, the Calatrava Tower and the Sant Jordi Sports Centre.

 

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

A walking tour through the Ribera quarter of the city with the Santa Caterina Market, Palau de la Musica, Santa Maria del Mar church, the Born Cultural Center, the Montcada street with medieval mansions and visit the Picasso museum.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the city center; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified



 
La Ribera quarter was in Roman times a place for country homes. In the 6th century, the area was dominated by a Christian necropolis. The first monastery was raised here in the 11th century. In the 13th century it was a busy tradesmen’s district and Passeig del Born was Barcelona’ s main square from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Jousting tournaments, executions and other public entertainments took place in the Middle Ages.
The Santa María del Mar church is one of the best examples of 14th century Catalonian Gothic architecture. It is the work of the architect Berenguer de Montagut and was the templeof the shipowners and merchants in Gothic Barcelona. Seen from the outside, its appearance is solid and robust, dominated by straight lines. The inside consists of three naves, an ambulatory and is without a transept. The amazing height of the central nave with its majestic octagonal columns stands out.
The Palau de la Música Catalana was built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and it is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia.
 
The Santa Caterina market building was constructed on the former site of the Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name. The refurbishment of Barcelona’s first covered food market by the architectural practice of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue was completed in 2005. The food market revealed a gleaming, undulating and brightly coloured roof designed to be seen from the air. The roof is attached to the building by a wooden structure, and a vast mosaic of coloured ceramic pieces, representing fruit and vegetables, boldly breaks with the traditional look of a market.
 
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a clear example of the ties Pablo Picasso had with the city of Barcelona. Here, he not only received sound academic training but also the artistic effervescence that lit the fire and opened the doors towards modernism.
Inaugurated in 1963, the Picasso Museum not only owns the most important and exhaustive collection of the works of art from Pablo Picasso's youth and period of training but also holds temporary exhibitions of other artists related to this artistic figurehead.

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

A walking tour through the gothic and Jewish quarters of the city with the San Felipe Neri and Santa Maria del Pi churches, Plaça del Rei, Palau Reial Major, Plaça Reial, Sant Jaume square, roman ruins, City Hall, Governor Palace and a visit to the gothic cathedral and the old synagogue.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the City Center; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified



Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic and Jewish Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The oldest synagogue in Europe dating back to 1306 is in Barcelona. The site of the older Call of Barcelona –the Call Major– is located between l’Arc de Santamon, Call, Bisbe and Sant Sever Streets. In the mid-13th century, the geographic space designated to the Jewish community was amplified. On the outskirts of what is today the Church of Sant Jaume, the Call Menor (Minor) sprouted and thrived.

 

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

Panoramic tour by night driving through the streets of Barcelona, you may admire the illuminated fountains, monuments and plazas. A dinner will be enjoyed at a "Tablao Flamenco". Afterwards watch a typical Flamenco Show where a performance of flamenco folklore will thrill you.
OR just to watch the Show with one drink included.

 
3 hours tour
Evening tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided or just with the driver; one drink or dinner.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art, and to be more exact an genuine Southern Spanish art. It exists in three forms: Cante, the song, Baile, the dance, and Guitarra, guitar playing.

Gypsies are very often named as its fathers, and at least it can be taken for certain that they played an important part in its creation. But also the popular songs and dances of Andalucia have influenced early Flamenco considerably.

Certainly there were other influences, too, as it will not surprise in a country that has been dominated by most diverse cultures and civilizations during its different historical epochs. There were the legendary Tartessos, and seven centuries of Muslim occupation hardly could have passed without leaving traces. All that, directly or indirectly, influenced Flamenco.

 

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Visit La Pedrera inside, a building of great fantasy and impressive façade, the gothic and Jewish quarters, the cathedral and the old Synagogue inside, the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family) and the Park Güell. 
 
8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, situated on the site of a Paleochristian basilica. Construction began during the Romanesque period but was finally completed during the Gothic period, which is the dominant style. The interior naves are at nearly the same height, which causes the impression of being in a single site. The dome base is covered on the inside with handcrafted woodwork. The door from the cloister to the cathedral and the chapel of Santa Lucía are of great interest.
 
The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family) are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city. The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. Work to complete this great church still continues today.
One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the bird and flower stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way.
Barcelona overlooks the sea, and it has a waterfront that encompasses many different artistic styles. Les Drassanes, formerly a dockyard and now home to the Maritime Museum, and the Llotja del Mar are part of the medieval port facilities. Arcaded houses lead to the Olympic Village, the beaches and the Port Olímpic.
Park Güell seems as if it were taken from the pages of a fairytale: strange, eccentric, even dream-like, but undeniably beautiful. A stroll through the park will awaken even the sleepiest imaginations. The peculiar shapes and daring color combinations mixed in with the park’s vegetation create a unique world to which visitors feel irresistibly drawn.

 

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

Drive through countryside villages to the Benedictine abbey of Montserrat Monastery which contains the most revered image in Catalonia, the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of the catalan people. You will be able to attend to a recital by the Escolania, one of the oldest choirs in Europe and visit the museum.

5 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The moreneta of Montserrat. The adoration of this Virgin extended all over South America when the monk Bernat Boil accompanied Christopher Columbus to the New World.

 

It is said that an image of the Virgen de Montserrat appeared in a cave in the mountain. Situated 45 kilometres Northwest of Barcelona, the monastery was founded by Abbot Oliba in 1025, although there is evidence that in the year 888, there was a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. In the 12th century the Romanesque church was built and in 1223, the first European School for child singers. Leon XIII declared the Virgin of Montserrat patron saint of Catalunya. In the year 1500, San Ignacio de Loyola arrived as a pilgrim. The library has over 300,000 books. We have a choir school. There is a museum with paintings by artists such as El Greco, Picasso and Dalí. There are even treasures from ancient Egypt, amongst which one of the most outstanding treasures is a mummy. Montserrat lost most of its heritage during the Napoleonic Wars. However, since the Monastery was restored in 1844, the Museum has formed a valuable collection of artistic works. Private donations, from the artists themselves, and the sensitivity of the monks have made this possible. The Museum is divided into different sections organised in an instructive way. There are 13th century documents that prove that a choir school already existed in Montserrat. It was a religious and musical institution, made up by choir boys.

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

Drive south Barcelona to the villages of Sant Sadurni or Vilafranca wine & cava country to visit a cellar and taste wine or cava (catalonian champagne). Then we drive to mediterranean village of Sitges for shopping, walking tour and visit the Cau Ferrat museum and house-studio of Santiago Rusiñol.

7 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & apperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified

Located between the sea and the mountains and at 35 minutes from Barcelona, it is a lovely fishermen and Mediterranean village with a nice beach promenade and city center.

 

Casa de la Vila, a nineteenth-century Gothic revival building and Palau Maricel, with Renaissance, Baroque and medieval elements, are other interesting places to visit in the city. The Modernist aesthetics from the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century left in Sitges beautiful buildings like Cau Ferrat, the house-studio of writer and painter Santiago Rusiñol. This artist moved to Sitges in 1891 and turned it into a meeting point for artists and intellectuals, giving it the bohemian air that it still preserves. The house-studio of Rusiñol exhibits his works next to paintings by El Greco, Zuloaga and Picasso, among others. At the Maricel Museum they have Romanesque, Gothic and Modern art collections.

 

We will also visit a Cava or Wine Cellar in the Penedés wine/cava area located at 45 minutes from Barcelona. Cava is the local sparking wine (Catalonian champagne). Cava is a sparkling white wine made using the "Method Champenoise". For a wine to be classified as cava it must be in contact with the lees for a minimum period of 9 months before disgorgement. The grape varieties permitted in the production of cava are as follows Parellada, Macabeo (Viura), Xarel-lo, Chardonnay and smaller amounts of Monastrell and Pinot Noir.

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

Drive along the highway to visit this important medieval city, with the Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta jewish center, located in the emblematic building that housed the last synagogue of Girona, it is currently the home of the Museum of the History of the Jews and the Nahmanides Institute for Jewish studies. The Arab baths, the gothic Cathedral and the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants.

7 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified.

The so-called "City of the Four Rivers", shows us a historic centre dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. Inside the walled enclosure of "La Força Vella" you can find the culiminating works of its historical destiny. One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the historic centre from the modern city.

 

The old centre of this Catalan city preserves remains of its long history, from the time it was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B. C. To them we owe its original wall, whose remains stretch from the Archaeological Walk to the Wall Gardens.

 

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

 

Girona has other key pieces of religious architecture, like the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. The convent of Sant Doménech, built in Gothic style and a clear example of the importance of the religious orders in the colonisation and repopulation of Catalonia during the Middle Ages, stands amid gardens.

 

Also to this historical period belong important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. So, you will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centres of cabbalistic study. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.

 

In the 12th century, Jews moved to a lower part of the city. In 1160 they were already inhabiting the Call, the name given to Jewish quarters in Catalonia. It is a name coming from Latin callis (street), which would become carrer in Catalan and calle in Spanish. In medieval times, call meant a "group of narrow streets". These paved, narrow and labirynth streets constituted the urban space where most of the Jewish population in Girona settled in the 13th and 14th centuries. The community's main body was formed by tradesmen and craftsmen: tailors, shoemakers, weavers, barbers, furriers, blacksmiths, goldsmiths and silversmiths opened their workshops in the Call´s narrow streets. Others devoted their time to medicine and astrology, while those who had the means became money-lenders. In Girona there is The Bonastruc ça Porta Centre, located in the emblematic building that housed the last synagogue of Girona, is currently the home of the Museum of the History of the Jews and the Nahmanides Institute for Jewish studies.

 

Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion

Drive along the highway to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta jewish center, the arab baths & the gothic cathedral. Afterwards to Figueres to visit the Dali fascinating surrealist theater-museum, a monument to the artist´s fervid imagination.

9 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

 

Also to this historical period belong important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. So, you will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centres of cabbalistic study. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.

 

Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

 

Figueres, county capital of Alt Empordà, extends over a river plain situated inland in the province of Girona. Known as the home of Salvador Dalí, this town with deep Catalan roots offers visitors the chance to go to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, dedicated to the genius of surrealist painting.

 

The Dalí Theatre-Museum is without doubt, however, one of the historical milestones that has left the greatest mark on the character of the town was the birth of Salvador Dalí. Situated in the old municipal theatre, has become one of the main cultural places to see in the city. Designed by the artist himself, it holds an important exhibition, which, through numerous works, allows you to take a trip through the career of the main considered a master of Surrealism. The site was extended with the Torre Galatea, where the artistic genius died.

Barcelona: Bike Tour

It is a different way to discover Barcelona, by bicycle, organising a tour which take you to the best corners of the city and accompanied by an assistant-monitor. A refreshment is included.

3 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center

 

Included: Transportation by Bike; Guided Tour; Refreshment

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The bicycle ride offer an
intimate, original and privileged way to discover Barcelona; its squares, monuments,
beaches, people, because cycling is a direct and enriching means to absorb the
environment.

 

The bike tour is interesting
for different reasons: cultural, pleasure, as a tourist, gastronomic ... and
they take place in a city that has more than 100 km of cycle lanes and an extensive
pedestrian old town, which means one can cycle in absolute safety. The warm
climate means bicycle tours run throughout the year. The evening tour allows
you to enjoy the illuminated transformation of the city.

 

The Tour: we can ride to
the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral, Old Harbour, Ciutadella Park, Sagrada Familia,
La Pedrera, Olympic Port, etc. and we ride mainly on cycling paths, pedestrian
zones and parks. We make stops to hear a very short explanation of our assistant-monitor,
to take some photos and to have a drink.

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas & wine)

A walking tour through the gothic quarter of the city with the churches, convents, palaces, narrow streets, Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar, Boquería market, la Rambla and the famous Spanish Tapas.

4 hour tour
Afternoon or evening tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 


Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; 

Not Included: Tapas on own or other services not specified

Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.

The Santa María del Mar church is one of the best examples of 14th century Catalonian Gothic architecture. It is the work of the architect Berenguer de Montagut and was the temple of the shipowners and merchants in Gothic Barcelona. Seen from the outside, its appearance is solid and robust, dominated by straight lines. The inside consists of three naves, an ambulatory and is without a transept. The amazing height of the central nave with its majestic octagonal columns stands out.

One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the bird and flower stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way and the Boquería Market. And the terraces, pubs and bars should not be forgotten because they are where one of the most deeply-rooted of all traditions of Spain is carried out: the “tapeo” (Tapas are essentially snacks. Bigger portions that are ordered to make up part of a meal are called raciones).

Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour
Visit the Sagrada Familia magnificent church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family) Gaudi´s unfinished masterpiece, the Modernist Sant Pau Complex by Lluís Domènech and the lovely Park Güell.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. 

The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. Work to complete this great church still continues today. The first architect to work on this project planned a Neogothic building. However, following his death, Gaudí took over, respecting the original layout of the work, but soon leaving the mark of his personality and way of doing things. He finished only the chapel of San José, the crypt and the door of El Nacimiento. The façades and the entire exterior show extensive decorative elements in bright colours. La Pasión entrance has a cryptogram there.

The Modernist Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a garden city for nursing the sick. After being used as a public hospital for a century, its newly refurbished pavilions shine again in all their splendour. A visit to this exceptional architectural ensemble is a unique experience. This is Europe’s foremost art-nouveau complex and an icon among Barcelona’s dazzling array of landmarks which embodies the city’s innovative spirit. It was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997 and now its architectural and artistic values have been brought to a wider audience with the new use of its pavilions.

Park Güell seems as if it were taken from the pages of a fairytale: strange, eccentric, even dream-like, but undeniably beautiful. A stroll through the park will awaken even the sleepiest imaginations. The peculiar shapes and daring color combinations mixed in with the park’s vegetation create a unique world to which visitors feel irresistibly drawn.
 

 
Barcelona: Walking tour of Gaudi Houses
A walking tour in the city center to visit inside the Gaudi houses, Casa Milá La Pedrera, a beautiful and charming monument of great fantasy with its famous roof-top chimneys resembling medieval knights and the incredible Casa Batlló, an architectural gem with a mosaic façade and a tiled roof.  From outside the art nouveau buildings, Amatller with ornamentation of polychrome tiles and the Lleo Morera in floral style and the Modernist museum inside (closed on Mondays).   

4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
   

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Hotel if central located; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified

   
 
The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family); Casa Amatller of Josep Puig i Cadalfach and Casa Lleó-Morera of Lluís Domènech I Montaner are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city.
 
Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for “The Quarry”), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It was built for Roger Segimon de Milà. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”. The building does not have any straight lines. Most people consider it magnificent and overwhelming; some say it is like waves of lava or a sand-dune. This building seems to break our understanding of conventional architecture. The most astonishing part is the roof with an almost lunar appearance and dreamlike landscape.
Casa Batlló building looks very remarkable, like everything Gaudi designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work. It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues. The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur.
The Museu de Modernisme Català is housed in a centrally located modernista building designed by the architect Enric Sagnier.n The top floor of the MMCat showcases the furniture and decorative arts and has a room dedicated to Antoni Gaudi. The ground floor displays paintings, sculptures and stained glass.
Barcelona: Cooking Class Half Day

Cook the most traditional Spanish recipes with our team of professional chefs and enjoy the food you have prepared.

4 hour tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Cooking class & a meal with drinks.

Not Included: Any other services not specified



Discover the local culture through gastronomy with our hands-on workshops. Our half-day workshops are highly hands-on. You will learn how to cook the Spanish dishes that have traveled the world. You will cook them yourself with the aid of an experienced chef and the complicity of a small group. Among scents, flavors and good wine, we will unveil the secrets of our cuisine while you enjoy a traditional meal. 
 
You can start with a walking tour around the famous Boqueria market before your cooking class and learn how to get the best and freshest ingredients for your Spanish cooking. Our chefs will give you plenty of tips on picking local, seasonal products. Back at the school, you'll continue your cooking experience and you'll end your day adventure enjoying the food you have prepared in a friendly and casual atmosphere!
Barcelona: Wine-Cava Cellar Half Day
Drive to the Penedès wine country to visit a wine cellar and taste the Catalonian wines.

4 hour tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & aperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


 
We will visit a Wine-Cava Cellar in the Penedés wine area located at 45 minutes from Barcelona. Penedès is a wine-producing region having a Spanish Denominacio d'Origen (DO). Penedès DO includes all Penedès region and municipalities of four other comarques: Anoia, Alt Camp, Baix Llobregat and Tarragonés. The area is framed by the coastal hills of the Serra del Garraf and the higher inland mountains which skirt the Catalan Central Depression. Long considered one of the country's best wine-producing regions after the Rioja, it is also one of the most ancient viticultural areas in Europe.

 
Barcelona: Girona & Besalú Full Day Excursion
Drive along the highway to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta Jewish center, the Arab baths and the gothic cathedral. Afterwards visit Besalú, a monumental example of the Catalan Middle Ages with the Romanesque bridge, the church of Sant Pere, the Jewish quarter and the Mikwé Jewish medieval bath.

9 hour tour

Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the port or hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


The so-called “City of the Four Rivers”, shows us a historic center dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. Inside the walled enclosure of "La Força Vella", you can find the culminating works of its historical destiny. One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the historic center from the modern city.

The old center of this Catalan city preserves remains of its long history, from the time it was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. To them we owe its original wall, whose remains stretch from the Archaeological Walk to the Wall Gardens.

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

Also to this historical period belongs important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. You will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centers of Cabbalistic studies in the Bonastruc Saporta center. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain. Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

Besalú a lovely town with cobbled streets and façades which are the most distinguishable feature of the city center. The rich medieval legacy brings the visitor closer to both religious and civil constructions, and to the vestiges of a Sephardic quarter that used to exist in this town during the Middle Ages. Civil architecture works include the 12th-century Romanesque bridge that crosses the Fluvià river; the building of Cùria Real, devoted to law enforcement; and the residence of Cornellà, with a great Romanesque arcaded gallery.

Among religious monuments, we must point out the churches of Sant Pere, Santa María, and Sant Vicenç, alternating Romanesque and Gothic elements. Also worthy of note is the lavish ornamentation of the church of Sant Julià (17th century). In addition, in the Jewish quarter we can visit medieval public baths (Mikwé) that were devoted to Hebrew ritual ablutions.
Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona. Receive a warm greeting at the port from your private guide and driver and commence your half-day tour with a visit to Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece; the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia. Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be completed until 2028!

Continue along Passeig de Gracia to view Gaudi’s Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, with its brilliant wave-like Façade. Afterwards, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the medieval Gothic Quarter and visit the magnificent 13th
-century cathedral. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.


Highlights:
  • Visit the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
  • View Gaudi's Casa Batllo and Casa Mila

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver and guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in Europe! Receive a warm greeting at the port by your private guide and driver and commence your tour with a visit to Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s most colourful creations.

Next visit Gaudi’s masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia. Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028! Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Casa Mila, with its brilliant wave-like façade. After lunch lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter. Visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter's earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.

Highlights:
  • Explore Park Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Picasso Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Malaga

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Malaga: Artistic walking tour

We will visit the Picasso museum, Church of Santiago, Plaza de la Merced, Picasso House, Larios street, Roman theatre, Pasaje Chinitas and finally taste some of Malaga’s sweet wines.

4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the city center; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified



Inhabited for more than 2,000 years by different Mediterranean civilizations, Málaga is today a city which combines tradition and modernity. Stretching below the watchful eye of the Castle of Gibralfaro is a lively and bustling city crammed with beautiful corners, such as the Alameda Principal, the gardens of Puerta Oscura and Pedro Luis Alonso, the Park, and the beach promenade.
Historic Málaga offers countless spots and corners full of local colour. The Merced square, dominated by the Monument to Torrijos and where the house in which the famous painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born is situated. A tour of the historic quarter must take in the busy Pasaje de Chinitas, the old streets of the former jewish quarter and calle Larios, the old town's main thoroughfare.
Established in 1490, Santiago is Málaga's oldest church and it was built on the site of a former mosque. Only the central entrance in the Mudéjar style remains of the original façade. The square tower in the same style was conceived as a separate minaret and was attached to the church in the 16th century. From Calle Granada, a beautiful Almohad sebka (a grid of rhombuses) cloth can be seen in one of its sections. Pablo Ruiz Picasso, the brilliant painter who revolutionised 20th century art, was baptised here in 1881.
Pablo Picasso, the most important painter of the 20th century, was born in 1881 at number 15 Plaza de la Merced. Declared a Historic/Artistic Monument of National Interest in 1983, Casa Picasso began by occupying the first floor and now occupies the entire building. The property nestles in the architectural complex known as Casas de Campos (Rural Houses) where Don José Ruiz Blasco and Maria Picasso, Pablo Ruiz Picasso's parents, lived.  
Málaga's Roman Theatre is one of the remaining symbols of Roman Hispania in the city. In addition to the theatre itself, it has a modern interpretation centre where new technologies present the life and customs of the time. The Theatre has also been returned to its original use and different types of shows take place inside.
 
Buenavista Palace houses a permanent collection showing eight decades of work by Pablo Picasso, who was born in Málaga in 1881. The collection conveys the rigor and creativity of an artist who is essential to understand the history of Western art. Further, temporary exhibitions delve into the artistic context, while the program of activities proposes many ways to enjoy the arts. The collection features 233 works that cover 80 years of the painter's work, from 1892 to 1972. 
In the centre stands the Cathedral (16th-18th centuries), also known as “la Manquita” because of its unfinished right tower. This temple, beautifully executed in the Renaissance style, preserves an interesting series of chapels which contain fine examples of Andalusian images. In the old town, other prominent churches are Santiago (15th-18th centuries), with a beautiful Mudejar tower and Sagrado Corazón.

Malaga: Ronda Full Day Excursion

A drive through the rugged Serrania de Ronda will bring you to a broad open plateau surrounded on all sides by jagged mountains. Ronda stands on an enormous outcrop of rock. The centre of town is split by a Bridge built in the 18th century. Wander across the bridge and you are in La Ciudad (old town) inhabited in old days by groups of marauding bandits. During the course of the day you will also see the town’s impressive Cathedral, the Bullring, San Juan Bosco House and the Mondragón Palace.

9 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

This town in the Málaga region sits on either side of the Tajo del Ronda, a narrow gorge more than 150 metres deep. Celts, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs all inhabited these lands, which were reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs. The historic quarter, reminiscent of the Arab age and with a medieval layout is scattered to the south of the Guadalevín, while more modern Ronda, the part which sprang up after the 16th century, unfolds to the north of the course of this river.
The major religious work is Santa María la Mayor, where Arab and Christian features combine. On the site of an old Roman temple, the Arabs built the Main Mosque of Ronda in the 13th century. Preserved from this period are the mihrab arch, decorated with stucco, and the minaret, transformed into a belltower.
The House of the Moorish King, meanwhile, boasts Gothic-Mudejar decoration and some hanging gardens, declared to be an Artistic Garden.
The civil architecture of Ronda is reflected in its ancestral homes and aristocratic small palaces such as the Palaces of Mondragón and of the Marquis of Salvatierra. The Mondragón palace was for centuries the residence of Muslim and Christian kings, and today it houses the city's Archaeological Museum.
The San Juan Bosco House is a modernist palace built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is located at the Tajo's edge, at the heart of the historical city quarter of Ronda. It It has got a nice courtyard, decorated with arab style ceramics and a very complete collection of regional ceramics.It is also advisable to see its 19th century tapestries and its walnut furniture.
The gardens are very interesting, due to its placement, being one authentical balcony on to the Serrania.
Three bridges span the ravine measuring more than 100 metres in depth and lead to the other side of the city. The Arab bridge was built in the 14th century and gave access to the Old Outskirts. The so-called old bridge is comprised of a single arch measuring some 10 metres across. But most emblematic of all is the New Bridge, a colossal feat of engineering which joins the neighbourhoods of Mercadillo and Ciudad. And the bullring one of the oldest in Spain and most emblematic for the famous “goyescas” bullfight.

Malaga: Granada Full Day Excursion

Climbing up into the mountains that surround Malaga, we make our way toward the famed city of Granada. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada lies Granada, a city steeped in history of the ancient Moors. Once inside the great Fortress and Palace of the Alhambra, you will feel as if you have been transported into another century as you wander through the Lion's Court and the Room of Secrets. Lovely views over the Albaicin old district, declared World Heritage Site and the Sacromonte, which houses Spain's largest
congregation of gypsies. Then we walk through the exquisitely beautiful Generalife Gardens filled with fountains and flowers.

8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

At the foot of Sierra Nevada,
between the Darro and Genil rivers, lies one of the most interesting cities
in eastern Andalusia. Because it was the last city reconquered by the Catholic
Monarchs in 1492, Granada has an unmistakable Arab flavour. Fountains, viewpoints
and Cármenes, the villas surrounded by gardens typical of the city, add to Granada's
unforgettable charm. Not in vain was one of its oldest districts, the Albaicín,
declared a World Heritage Site, together with the Alhambra and the Generalife.

 

The Alhambra's reddish hills
house the old Alcazaba and the Nazarite Royal Palaces. This artistic gem of
Arab Granada, built between the 13th and the 15th centuries, is composed of
many rooms linked by courtyards, gardens and fountains. Its delicate execution
is evident in such places as the courtyards of Arrayanes and Leones, and in
the Salón de los Embajadores or the Sala de las Dos Hermanas. The Generalife
gardens, the summer residence of the Nazarite Monarchs, is also located on this
hill, along with the Palace of Carlos V, a Renaissance-style building.

 

The Albaicín quarter, with
a deep Arab flavour, is located on another one of the city's hills and can be
seen from the Alhambra. Narrow and steep streets are filled with cármenes (traditional
villas with gardens), old mosques on top of which churches have been erected
(San Salvador, San Bartolomé and San José), and little squares like San Nicolás
and San Cristóbal. Both these spots enjoy great views over the Alhambra and
the peaks of Sierra Nevada.

Malaga: Cultural Half Day City Tour

First settled by the seafaring Phoenicians because of its natural harbour, and later conquered by the Arabs, it finally fell into the Spanish hands in 1487. Overlooking the central part of the city one can see the Gibralfaro Castle, originally Phoenician, and later rebuilt by the Arabs. In the centre of the city we will find the Atarazanas Market, the Sagrado Corazon Church, the old Jewish quarter, the Ben Gabirol Jewish Center, the City Hall, Malaga' s Park and the Bullring.

4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The Castle of Gibralfaro (14th century), joined to the Citadel by a stretch of wall, gives the best views of the city, which opens out onto the sea with the port and the promenade of La Farola, one of the major leisure areas in the city. At the foot of Gibralfaro is the bullring (known as "La Malagueta") and the historic quarter of the city.
One of Malaga's architectural gems is the Atarazanas Market. The main entrance, an imposing horseshoe archway in off-white marble, is in fact the only remaining part of what was once a grand seven-arched shipyard (Ataranzas in arabic). From shipyard to market, Atarazanas underwent many transformations. Following the fall of the city to the Catholics in 1487, a convent was set up there, afterwards the building was turned into a huge military fort for storing weapons. Later, it became a hospital and even housed a medical school.
 
The Sagrado Corazón Church is located in the Plaza de San Ignacio de Loyola. It is a neo- gothic building constructed in 1920, according to the architectural plans of Fernando Guerrero Strachan, who was commissioned by the Jesuits. It has a basilica, divided into three naves. 
Historic Málaga offers countless spots and corners full of local colour. The façade of the City Hall, from the early 20th century, can be admired. A tour of the historic quarter must take in the old streets of the former jewish quarter, the Ben Gabirol Jewish Center in a House-Tower from the 17th century. The famous Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol was born in Malaga. The Juderia or Jewish Quarter was in the eastern part of the city (Postigo de San Agustín, Granada, Santiago, Alcazabilla and Zegrí streets and the Plaza de la Judería), the Synagogue was situated in part of the area where is located nowadays the Bodega el Pimpi Bar Restaurant, and the communal cemetery was on the slopes of Gibralfaro.
Located between the Alameda Principal and the Paseo de España, which runs parallel to Guadiaro Quay, the Malaga's Park extends from the Plaza de General Torrijos to Plaza de la Marina. It is made up of three walkways, each 800 metres long and ten metres wide; one is on the north side and the other two are to the south of the 25 metre-wide central thoroughfare for vehicles, a continuation of the Alameda Principal. It covers an area of 30,000 square metres if we count the rose garden surrounded by orange and cypress trees next to the City Council building and the gardens called Jardines de Puerta Oscura.

Malaga: Marbella, Puerto Banus,Costa del Sol & Malaga Full Day

A panoramic drive through the main highlights of the capital city Málaga to see the Gibralfaro mountain,
the city center, the beach promenade and the Alameda Park. Then we drive nearby Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Mijas Coast to the cosmopolitan city of Marbella and the yacht harbour of Puerto Banús
.

8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

Inhabited for more than
2,000 years by different Mediterranean civilizations, Málaga is today a city
which combines tradition and modernity. Stretching below the watchful eye of
the Castle of Gibralfaro is a lively and bustling city crammed with beautiful
corners, such as the Alameda Principal, the gardens of Puerta Oscura and Pedro
Luis Alonso, the Park, and the beach promenade.

 

Marbella is, without a
doubt, one of the Costa del Sol's major tourist centres, thanks to the high
quality of the facilities and services it provides. Puerto Banús, one of the
main focal points for tourists in the town, houses an exclusive leisure area
inside the excellent facilities of its marina.

 

But Marbella is also a paradise
for golf lovers. A dozen magnificent courses allow the golfer to play the sport
before the unusual backdrop provided by the sea and the mountains. The historic
part of town, sitting on a beautiful bay, shelters lovely corners of a typically
Andalusian flavour, with whitewashed houses and orange trees adorning the streets
and squares. An ideal setting for sampling any one of the tasty recipes of the
local cuisine.

 

At the foot of the Sierra
Blanca hills, on a beautiful bay, is Marbella's historic quarter. A delightful
layout which displays its typically Andalusian charm through neat whitewashed
façades decorated with grilles and geraniums or the orange trees which spring
up on every corner. The heart of the town is plaza de Los Naranjos, from the
Renaissance period, flanked by noble buildings such as the City Hall (16thcentury)
and the old Chief Magistrate's Office (17th century).

 

In the small church square
you will find the Greater Church of la Encarnación, built in the 16th century.
In this same setting stands one of the two towers which formed part of the city's
old Arab fortress, from the 9th century.

 

The considerable cultural
offer of Marbella is completed by the Spanish Contemporary Engraving Museum,
considered to be the most important of its kind in Spain. Situated in the Hospital
Bazán (16th century), it houses an interesting collection of engravings from
the 19th and 20th centuries, with works by grand masters of the stature of Picasso,
Miró or Dalí.

 

Clear proof of the high
quality of its infrastructure is Puerto Banús, one of the most emblematic spots
in Marbella. Surrounded by exclusive housing developments, this famous marina
each year welcomes some of the biggest and most luxurious yachts in the world.
Its facilities also offer a select leisure area made up of restaurants, business
premises and shops selling the big international designer labels and luxury
items.

Malaga: Historical Walking Tour
In the center of the city we will visit the unfinished Cathedral, Lady of the Incarnation, built on the site of a ruined mosque, the Alcazaba Fortress Palace, Plaza de la Constitución and the Carmen Thyssen Museum.

4 hour tour

Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the city center; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified


Inhabited for more than 2,000 years by different Mediterranean civilizations, Málaga is today a city which combines tradition and modernity. Stretching below the watchful eye of the Castle of Gibralfaro is a lively and bustling city crammed with beautiful corners, such as the Alameda Principal, the gardens of Puerta Oscura and Pedro Luis Alonso, the Park, and the beach promenade.

The Alcazaba fortress palace, whose name in Arabic means citadel, is one of the city's historical monuments and is much visited because of its history and beauty. The building that dates from the Muslim period is located at the foot of the Gibralfaro hill, crowned by the Arab defense works to which the Alcazaba is connected by a walled passage known as the Coracha.
 
The Carmen Thyssen Museum is located in the Villalón Palace, also known as the the Mosquera Palace, which dates from the 16th century, and has a renaissance style. The building, surrounded by Islamic and Roman remains, is next to the Plaza de la Constitución. The permanent collection is made up of works which have been donated to the city for free by the Baroness, and is a comprehensive representation of Spanish painting since the 16th century up till the 19th century, which is the main specialist area of the collection.

In the center stands the Cathedral (16th-18th centuries), also known as “la Manquita” because of its unfinished right tower. This temple, beautifully executed in the Renaissance style, preserves an interesting series of chapels which contain fine examples of Andalusian images. 
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Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Discover Manhattan: From Central Park to Battery Park
The most popular part of New York City is the area between Central Park and Battery Park.  Within those borders are some of the world’s most famous places: The Empire State Building, Chinatown, Grand Central Terminal, the 9/11 Memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport, Washington Square Arch, Little Italy, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square.  On tour with a private guide you will see, hear, and explore the city.  In some cases you will get out and walk around so you can truly experience Gotham.  This tour is customizable.  We can focus on art, cuisine, architecture, walking, or a mix of everything.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
High Line, Chelsea Market & Meatpacking District
Until 1958, the building that houses the famous Chelsea Market was a Nabisco factory, and less than 20 years ago, it was used for light manufacturing. 
Fifteen years ago, the area known as the Meatpacking District was known for just that, plus some really “interesting” night clubs, and many used the street as a place to do business.
 
About 10 years ago, the park called the High Line was an abandoned elevated railway and the park was only on paper.
 
Today, the area is one of the hottest in Manhattan. Chelsea Market has some of the best food purveyors in the city. Bring your appetite and get something to eat. The Meatpacking District, with its cobblestone streets, still has some grit and its checkered past along with all kinds of new development mixed in. You’ll learn a lot from your guide who will point out things only a professional will know. The most important addition to the area has been the High Line Park, which went from urban decay to metropolitan oasis. Walk a portion of the High Line with your guide as she tells you its secrets and stories.

 
Please note that this tour is for parties of five or less.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States.  It is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy.  The views of the Statue from the water are breathtaking and reminiscent of what immigrants first saw entering New York Harbor.

Ellis Island
Ellis Island opened in 1892 and was the entry point for European immigrants for more than 60 years.  Twelve million people passed through the halls that are now the historical Ellis Island Immigration Museum.  Walk through the Great Hall as the new Americans once did – ancestors of more than half of the US population.  You can search for your family surname on the American Immigrant wall of Honor.  With over 600,000 entries, it is the longest wall of names in the world.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver Gratuity
  • Ferry tickets
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Central Park
Where else can you see a castle, a sled dog, Alice in Wonderland, a pair of hawks, and a 4,000-year-old obelisk from Egypt in one place?  You guessed it: Central Park is more than just a green space in the middle of Manhattan Island; it is an 843-acre oasis 150 years in the making and a favorite retreat for New Yorkers of all walks of life.  An essential part of the urban landscape, Central Park is something that no New Yorker could live without.  It fits into the Manhattan environment so naturally that many people never realize it is entirely man-made.  Follow your guide on the winding paths and over the bridges and through the tunnels, and learn how the architects Olmsted and Vaux created New York’s “backyard.”

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Helicopter Ride Over Manhattan
See New York like never before. Experience a luxurious new perspective on this incomparable city by making your way up the Hudson River, and enjoy the sights of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, Central Park, Times Square, and so much more. This is New York City’s most extravagant and exhilarating sightseeing and photo opportunity. It will be an everlasting memory for you on your special trip to NYC. 
This tour also includes the following sights:
  • Columbia University                                                 - Statue of Liberty
  • George Washington Bridge                                      - Ellis Island
  • New Jersey Palisades                                             - The Freedom Tower
  • Yankee Stadium (except on game days)                   - Chelsea Piers
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
 
Helicopter tours are not private. 

Helicopter tours are not available on Sunday. 

We use Bell 407, Bell 427 or Eurocopter EC 130 helicopters. All have Avoidance Collision System. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Helicopter tour of Manhattan
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park Ending with a Picnic Lunch
Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park
 
Meet your horse and carriage at the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue.  Take a leisurely ride through Central Park, seeing the South End Quadrant (Central Park South to the Lake, just north of Terrace Drive), which includes the views from the small loop plus Balto’s Statue, Summer Stage, Conservatory Water, the Bandshell, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Strawberry Fields, the Dakota building where John Lennon lived, Tavern on the Green, Sheep Meadow, and Columbus Circle.  You end with a wonderful picnic set and waiting for you. 
 
Picnic Lunch
The Gold Picnic is one of our personalized, butler-serviced picnics.  We create a personalized picnic experience that includes the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, and crudités New York City has to offer, just for you, and we never forget something special for dessert.  When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of our picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you.  When you’re finished, simply walk away. We take care of the clean up!

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Horse and carriage ride
  • Carriage driver gratuity
  • Picnic lunch
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
Broook-lyyn
Traditional and hip, city and suburb, historic and cutting edge, cultured and gritty; Brooklyn is a city unto itself (if it were to be a separate city, it would be one of the most populated in the USA and maybe the most culturally diverse).  It is home to the neighborhoods of DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Park, Park Slope, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Promenade overlooking Lower Manhattan.  Come discover what so many New Yorkers already know: Brooklyn is the real crossroads of the world. 

A ride on Jane’s Carousel can be added. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
One World Observatory and National 9/11 Memorial & Museum Tour
Your private guide will take you to the 9/11 Memorial, a national tribute of remembrance and honor to those who perished in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. You will also explore the National September 11 Museum, the principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11.
 
Now on the site is One World Trade and your tour will end by ascending to the top and experiencing One World Observatory. Look towards the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit. Take the iconic sights, surrounding waters, panoramic views of the skyline, and beyond from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
 
Please note that this tour is for parties of four or less.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Crazy Christmas Lights of Brooklyn
It’s not a wealthy or ostentatious neighborhood, but Dyker Heights, adjacent to Bensonhurst and for decades a bastion of Italian Americans, takes Christmas seriously, and invites everyone to come and join in on the fun.  The local residents outdo one another in mounting over-the-top Christmas light decorations.  Tens of thousands of tourists come to see this neighborhood outpouring of creativity and fun, as light displays spill over their homes, roofs, and gardens.  Kids will be awed by the sheer amount of holiday decorations: brightly lit Rudolphs on the roof, Santas on the lawn, and entire homes ablaze with lights. 
Dyker Heights has been made famous in the PBS documentary Dyker Lights and seen on TLC’s Crazy Christmas Lights.
 
Highlights:
  • Animatronic toys and motorized displays
  • Glowing nativity scenes
  • 30-foot tall toy soldiers


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Manhattan Holiday Lights
During the holidays in New York City there is something special in the air.  It is not easy to describe, but it is something you sense when you see the lights, the people, and the hustle and bustle of holiday preparation.  All New Yorkers have their favorite spot to “sense” the holidays.  The Christmas Markets in Grand Central Station is one and the plaza at Lincoln Center is another.  Many like to gaze at the stupendous windows of Macy’s and Sak’s, while the traditionalist will marvel at the wonder of 30,000 lights on the tree at Rockefeller Center. Come along with one of our New York guides and experience the holidays in New York; like no other place for the holidays.  Your guide will take you to spots you have only seen in the movies and also their favorite spot, and if you have been nice and not naughty, maybe even reveal a secret or two about the holidays in New York.  So, grab your Santa cap and come along for a ride of lights and smiling faces.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center
The world-famous ice rink at Rockefeller Center has been an essential New York City experience for generations, set against the unique urban backdrop of Rockefeller Center. Embrace the festive winter season and make magical memories on the ice as you warm up with hot chocolate and cookies personally delivered to you.
 
Skates for small kids are available. The smallest skate is a baby 6 (US size) and the largest skate is men’s 14 (US size). 

This activity is available seasonally.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Skate rental
  • Refreshments including hot chocolate, espresso drinks and bottled water
  • Assortments of freshly baked cookies
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
Williamsburg & Greenpoint
In North Brooklyn, Williamsburg and adjacent Greenpoint offer a rich array of charms and curiosities, mixing history and modernity. Once industrial neighborhoods and immigrant centers, they have boomed in recent years, thanks to civic improvement and proximity to Manhattan. They offer waterfront views of Manhattan, quirky shopping, delicious food, and various arts. 
Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s best-known “hipster” zone, features the longtime home of the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn’s new hotel district (including a reclaimed factory), and bustling shopping streets, from homemade crafts to the borough’s first Apple store. In South Williamsburg, an enclave of ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews maintains 19th century traditions with a 21st century twist.
 
Adjacent Greenpoint contains a handsome historic district and several historic churches. While Williamsburg-style gentrification has drifted north, bringing new shopping, food, and nightspots, Greenpoint maintains an enduring Polish presence and has two small, lovely parks.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Haunted Brooklyn Heights
Take a stroll among the graceful old homes of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods…but don’t let their sedate charms fool you. Nestled with these dwellings are a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and gruesome tales. See horror master H.P. Lovecraft’s former home, visit the site of a “ghost-haunted” fort, discover the “Gate to Hell”, and more! 

This walking tour is not recommended for guests under 12 years old. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
Coney Island and Little Odessa
Drive to Manhattan Beach, the more upscale neighborhood of Brighton Beach, with its beautiful single-family homes form the late 19th century.  You will begin to think that you are no longer in New York, but a Russian city.  The shops’ signage is in a foreign alphabet and the markets are full of Russian-made goods.  Besides the ethnic attraction, it was also the childhood home of writer/producer/comedian Mel Brooks and playwright Neil Simon, who put the neighborhood on the stage with Brighton Beach Memoirs.  Your guide will take you through the historic sights and shops. 

As you enter the ever-popular, world-famous Coney Island, the first thing you will notice is that it’s not an island.  Coney Island was connected to Brooklyn with landfill in 1920; now it is best known for hotdogs, amusement parks, and the Cyclone.  Coney Island is full of iconic history that has created the legend it’s become.  You will walk along the famous boardwalk and even dip a toe in the Atlantic Ocean.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
  • A Russian lunch on the boardwalk can be added
Brooklyn Heights
One of the best-kept secrets of the City of New York is Brooklyn Heights, a beautiful district in Brooklyn.  Some historians call it one of the first suburbs in the United States.  Brooklyn Heights is unique as it radiates a hometown atmosphere while situated right next door to one of the most recognizable cityscapes in the world.  In 1964, Brooklyn Heights was the first area designated as a New York City Historic District; you will understand why as you see Federal style homes built in the 1820s, brick and brownstone homes from the 1830s and 1840s, and two Italianate mansions that overlook Pierrepont Street.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Brooklyn Bridge
Opened in 1883 after thirteen years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge was built across the East River to connect Manhattan with the then-rural city of Brooklyn.  From the beginning, the bridge’s designer, John A. Roebling, planned not just a structure of convenience, but a great work of art that would stand the test of time.  The Brooklyn Bridge is a fully accessible bridge, with a center lane above traffic open to bicycle and pedestrian traffic.  Your fully guided tour takes you on a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge; a walk taken every day by commuters and tourists, and during times of crisis, such as after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The tour also includes an exploration around City Hall Park and the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn.
 
A ride on Jane’s Carousel can be added.
 

 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
Brooklyn Biking and Food Adventure
The tour starts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and makes its way through the hoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO. All along the way we're providing commentary (via walkie-talkies and headsets) about local culture and interesting history while showcasing beautiful parks, great bars and restaurants, boutique shops and nightlife. Highlights include a visit to an artisan chocolate factory, samples at a waterfront bakery and a slice of pizza from an authentic Brooklyn pizzeria. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Bike and Helmet
  • Bottle of Water
  • Food Tasting
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour
This walking tour leads you through Brooklyn's hippest neighborhood of Williamsburg. Discover cutting-edge culture, fascinating history, and creative street art.Experience Brooklyn's sights and culture on a relaxed neighborhood stroll. Over the course of 2 hours you will be immersed in a laid-back district of boutique shops, restaurants and restored lofts. You will walk the streets and take in a scene that's setting global trends. You will encounter innovative small-businesses, creative architecture, and vibrant street artwork. Additionally, you will be presented with a one-of-a-kind view of the waterfront and city skyline.

As you witness the phenomenon of Brooklyn, your guide will reveal its fascinating history. Learn about Brooklyn's heritage as a capital of immigration, manufacturing and beer brewing. Discover the story of its recent gentrification, and how its culture, identity and future are being shaped.

Listen closely for insider info about today's current events, like the Billion Dollar Sugar Scheme and the Mysterious Staring Artist. Also, long-forgotten historic tales like the story of the brewer's offspring who scandalized a nation.
By the end of this walk you will have experienced the pulse of one of the most sought-after places in the world, and gained insight into its booming popularity. But most importantly,
you will have discovered why Brooklyn is so much FUN.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Upper East Side Galleries Tour
This elegant neighborhood is host to galleries tucked into townhouses and former mansions, which showcase 19th and 20th century art through contemporary. Enjoy a lecture about exciting exhibitions, as well as insight into the inner workings of the art business.  

Visits to galleries specializing in post-war and contemporary art such as Levy-Gorvy, Gagosian, Venus Over Manhattan, Acquavella and Skarstedt can be arranged.  

Museum spaces in the neighborhood such as the Met Breuer or Institute for the Study of the Ancient World can also be included depending on the guests’ interests (additional cost for entrance fees might be incurred). 

This tour can be from 2.5 hours to 4 hours depending on how long the guests want to explore. 

This tour is not available on Sundays and Mondays as most galleries are closed on those days. 


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking art specialist
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
The Secret Picnic
There is nothing better than a secret. It is something that is only yours. Only you can decide who to share your secrets with. Beyond Times Square wants to help you share the best kept secret in Manhattan. Quietly tucked away on the sixth floor of Rockefeller Center, this unique venue features extraordinary views of Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral from a manicured historic garden complete with a sparkling reflective pool. This rare private space is yours to share with your special someone, family, or friends. Your seated picnic is the finest quality food and drink, and can be completely customized to your tastes. With our event professionals, we can engineer your perfect day. No request is too small. It is the unforgettable spot to celebrate one of life’s precious moments: an engagement, an anniversary, or just being together with those who you want to share all your secrets with. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Venue Rental
  • Seated Picnic Lunch
  • Gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be arranged
  • Live music can be arranged
  • Alcohol
  • Server can be arranged
The Upper East and Upper West: Tales of Money and Scandal
The Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan have long been considered the home of the social elite of New York City.The Upper East Side has long been called the Gold Coast of Manhattan with historic mansions (some with values over fifty million dollars), and some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.
Crossing Central Park brings you to the Upper West Side, an equally wealthy and cultural neighborhood as its crosstown cousin, but a bit more hip with a dash of grit thrown in for good measure.

Both have tales of money, sex, and scandal that will leave you in awe.
 
This tour will include the following sights and/or stops:
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art             
  • The Dakota Building
  • The Frick Collection                                 
  • The Ansonia Building
  • Museum Mile                                     
  • Central Park West
  • Park Avenue                                       
  • Lincoln Center
  • Madison Avenue                                     
  • New York Historical Society
  • American Museum of Natural History

 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver Gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
The Life of Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton was a real New Yorker. Immigrant, broke when he got here, worked hard, lived in multiple neighborhoods, spoke his mind, always hustling for a better job, and knew he was better than everyone else. You can trace his life through the streets of Manhattan. From the only house he owned in Harlem, to where he worked as the Secretary of Treasury in the Financial District. His widow Eliza lived in a townhouse in East Village which still stands and there are traces of Aaron Burr, the “damn fool that shot Hamilton”, all over the borough. See the spot of the original building where Hamilton, Jefferson and Madison negotiated the Compromise of 1790 (“room where it happened”) and the university where he got a scholarship (not where he punched the bursar). This tour is a must for any Hamilton fan, history buff or anyone who wants to be cool at the next cocktail or tea party.  

Tour will include the following sights:
  • Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • The Morris-Jumel Mansion
  • Trinity Church
 
This tour can be extended to six to seven hours to include the spot in Weehawken, NJ where the famous duel that ended Hamilton’s life took place.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
The Floor is Yours at Madison Square Garden
When you look at the court from close up, and by close up I mean when you are walking on it, it does not seem that big.  You say to yourself, “I can run up and down this thing.”  You take a few shots, a few go in, some hit the rim, a few “wow, that was bad” shots.  You are warming up because in just a few minutes a pro basketball player is going to walk onto the court and you want to be able to show him what you got.  When he gets there you give him the look that you are ready and his gives you the eye and says, “Take the shot.”  Swish, and you feel like a million bucks.  So now the two of you are on the court and he is showing you the moves of the game; how to dunk, free throw, and guard.  Never did you think you would get a chance to be at Madison Square Garden, playing with one of your heroes.  You make it last as long as you can, then get some photos with you and your temporary basketball coach.  Do not forget that last free throw, and then let him sign the ball, because you are taking it home.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • One hour on the court at Madison Square Garden
  • Current member  of the Knicks on court with you
  • Basketball signed by the player
  • Bottle of water
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Items not mentioned
Starchitecture
Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano: these and other so-called “Starchitects” are transforming Manhattan by creating memorable new museums, corporate headquarters, and high-rise apartments.Join your architectural historian for a four-hour tour of some of the city’s most talked-about architecture.  Many of the buildings are by Pritzker Prize-winning laureates from around the globe.  You’ll view cutting edge designs that display striking shapes, unusual materials, and a number of environmentally-conscious works that have received LEED platinum ratings, such a Thom Mayne’s stunning new academic building in the East Village for the Cooper Union and Norman Foster’s crystalline Hearst Tower near Columbus Circle.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver Gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
 
 
SoHo
Like most of the developing city in the early years, SoHo (which stands for South of Houston Street – and by the way, it’s pronounced How-ston) started as a small village.  Over time, the neighborhood went from the wealthiest, to the most industrial, to a slum called “Hell’s 100 acres.”  Now it is back to trendy again.  SoHo is one of the most stylish neighborhoods in New York City, with clues of its past around every corner.  Several of its cast iron buildings built in the mid-1800s still stand.  As you explore the area, you will get the feel of its many cobblestone streets.  When artists arrived in SoHo in the 1970s, they began the revival of the neighborhood.  You’ll visit two of SoHo’s famed art galleries, including the Earth Room.  Next to SoHo is NoLIta – which is Northern Little Italy.  The area is home to the old St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  One story in particular your guide will impart is the 1799 murder of Elma Sands, the “Ghost of Spring Street.”


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
Skyscrapers
Few city skylines are as recognizable as that of New York City.  The Empire State Building, MetLife Building, Chrysler Building, and other iconic structures have featured prominently in film and television and have become part of America’s national identity.
On this fully guided tour, you will visit skyscrapers of every style, shape, and size.  Learn why there are skyscrapers in some areas and not others, and why the Empire State Building used to be called the Empty State Building.  The tour ends at Rockefeller Center, where you can take a trip to the top of the Rock, the 70th floor observation deck, if you wish.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
Private Yacht Charter in New York City
Say goodbye to the crowds, lines, and hassles of boarding a public sightseeing cruise; your private yacht awaits.  You board and are greeted with champagne, then your captain welcomes you and explains the itinerary for the evening.  You and your party are on board and it is time to depart. You smell the dinner being prepared as the chef is at work in the kitchen.  You then step through the glass door and you are outside watching the bright lights of New York City go by. You wave to Ms. Liberty as she looks over the harbor and you nibble on hors-d’oeuvres. You are surrounded by friends and you know this is going to be the best night of your visit to NYC. 

We have multiple size yachts to suit any need.  We offer both motor and sailing yachts.  Romantic dinners for two, family outings, corporate events, and sightseeing are all available.  From 2 guests to 600.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Private yacht
  • Captain
  • Crew
  • Soft drinks
  • Gratuity
  • Dockage
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Catering is available
  • Full bar is available
  • Entertainment is available
  • Guide service is available
MetLife Stadium Private Tour
Unlike any other NFL facility, MetLife Stadium is home to two NFL franchises, the New York Jets and New York Giants. In addition, MetLife Stadium continues to host world class concerts, college football, international soccer and many other timeless events. Now is your time to enjoy access as you are invited to take a behind the scenes look at the stadium. 

Your private guided tour will visit some of the stadium’s premium spaces, such as the Commissioners Club, Coaches Club and the luxury suites, as well as taking a walk on the field where some of your favorite athletes play each week. 

This tour can only be scheduled at 10:00a, 1:00p or 4:00p on non-game/concert days. 


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Admission to MetLife Stadium
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
Private Bike Tour of Central Park
What could be better than a guided bike ride in Central Park, the first landscaped public park in the USA?  Your guide, a city-licensed professional, rides alongside you and shows you all that the park has to offer: Bethesda Fountain, hidden waterfalls, cast-iron bridges, movie scenes, celebrity homes, and skyscrapers, all while passing beneath many of the park’s 26,000 trees.  You’ll learn the history of New York City, told in terms of the development of the city and its parks.  You’ll bike right up to Strawberry Fields, the memorial to the life of John Lennon, to see the famous building where he lived, and much more! 


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Comfort hybrid bike and helmet
  • Bike lock & bike basket
  • Bottle of water
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Statue of Liberty & Downtown NYC Private Jet Ski Tour
Experience New York like never before…on a jet ski! Start this amazing tour by passing under the Verrazano Bridge, between Brooklyn and Staten Island and continue into the Hudson River for amazing views of the harbor and Manhattan. 

Highlights include: 
  • Statue of Liberty                             
  • Freedom Tower
  • Ellis Island                                     
  • South Street Seaport
  • Battery Park                                   
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Governors Island                         
  • Manhattan Bridge
 
The minimum age to operate a Jet Ski is 18 years old and the minimum age for a passenger is 14 years old (New York state law) 
 
This program is seasonal 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking instructor
  • Jet Ski, Life Vest, Wetsuit
  • Gas & Taxes
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
  • Beach Towel can be added
Private Bike Tour of Central Park Ending with a Picnic Lunch
Private Bike Tour of Central Park
What could be better than a guided bike ride in Central Park, the first landscaped public park in the USA?  Your guide, a city-licensed professional, rides alongside you and shows you all that the park has to offer: Bethesda Fountain, hidden waterfalls, cast-iron bridges, movie scenes, celebrity homes, and skyscrapers, all while passing beneath many of the park’s 26,000 trees.  You’ll learn the history of New York City, told in terms of the development of the city and its parks.  You’ll bike right up to Strawberry Fields, the memorial to the life of John Lennon, to see the famous building where he lived, and much more!  The bike tour is two hours. After the tour, drop off your bike, and walk to your picnic location (short walk). 

Picnic Lunch
The Gold Picnic is one of our personalized, butler-serviced picnics.  We create a personalized picnic experience that includes the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, and crudités New York City has to offer, just for you, and we never forget something special for dessert.  When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of our picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you.  When you’re finished, simply walk away. We take care of the clean up!


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Comfort hybrid bike and helmet
  • Bike lock & bike basket
  • Bottle of water
  • Picnic lunch
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Picnic Lunch in Central Park
The Gold Picnic is one of our personalized, butler-serviced picnics.  We create a personalized picnic experience that includes the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, and crudités New York City has to offer, just for you, and we never forget something special for dessert.  When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of our picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you.  When you’re finished, simply walk away. We take care of the clean up! 

Picnic locations may vary.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Picnic lunch
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
Outdoor Art Tour in Lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan is an open-air art gallery with masterpieces from artists like Daniel Chester French, Isamu Noguchi, Keith Haring and many others which you will discover on this unique walking tour. 

On this tour, you will take a stroll down Broadway and then meander through Battery Park. With each piece you visit, you and your tour guide will take the time to deconstruct the image, understand the context of the piece of art, discuss what is known about it and then share reactions. You will be sampling art not only from different eras but also art that has different purposes: propaganda, place-making, reflection, honoring an idea or group, whimsy, and more. 

This is a walking tour only. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
The Origins of NYC Sightseeing Program
New York traces its rich history to Lower Manhattan, the meeting point of the Hudson River and the East River.  Originally named Nieuw (New) Amsterdam, New York City began as a small Dutch settlement in what is now known as Lower Manhattan.  Broadway, which was then called Heere Straat (Gentleman Street), was nothing but a small road.  Wall Street actually had a wall back in 1653 to protect the settlers from attacks.  As the city grew, so did the nation.  New York was the first capital of the United States and the spot where George Washington was inaugurated is marked by his statue.  Over the years, Lower Manhattan has become the financial capital of the world.  Today, the streets are teeming with people and filled with stories of New York’s past, present, and future.  As you explore Lower Manhattan with your guide, you’ll see the 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, Battery Park, and Trinity Church as you learn about the history of the Native Americans, Dutch, and English. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
New York City Shopping Excursion
We craft and create tailor-made shopping experiences around Manhattan, providing you with exclusive access to the globe’s finest retail stores and brands. Our luxury shopping specialists are experts in sourcing and designing personalized shopping trip experiences for any occasion. Before the tour, a personal shopper information form will be sent to the guests. An itinerary will then be made based on the information collected. The day of the appointment, everything is set up based on the guests’ preferences. 

Depending on what the preferences are for the day, we can also arrange: 
  • Access to VIP fitting rooms
  • Extended store hours upon request
  • Access to Limited Edition items
  • Access to collections not yet on the market
  • Private entrance to store (when available)

 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Professional Shopper
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Professional Shopper gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
New York City by Land, Sea, and Air
The excitement begins when you meet your guide, car, and driver at your hotel to start. You will experience New York City today by land, sea, and air. Start off with a short sightseeing tour on the way to the pier to board your yacht. 

Say goodbye to the crowds, lines, and hassles of boarding a public sightseeing cruise; your private yacht awaits. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast while you cruise by the World Trade Center, Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Intrepid, and so much more. On board, your private guide will be there to share stories about New York City and its harbor, and point out interesting sites. 

After your private cruise, proceed to the heliport to get a bird’s eye view of New York City. Experience a new perspective on this incomparable city on a 30-minute helicopter tour. You’ll see wonders like the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, and other famous landmarks. It will be an everlasting memory for you on your special trip to New York City. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide for the day
  • Private Yacht
  • Breakfast basket with smoked salmon, bagel, pastries, fresh fruit, fresh orange juice, coffee, and a bottle of Prosecco.
  • Captain, Crew, Dockage, Gratuity
  • Helicopter tour of Manhattan
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
New York's Big Three
Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park: these three sights make up one of the most popular triangles in the world. All within walking distance of one another, they are three of the most visited places in New York City. This walking tour will take you to each location, showing specific highlights and pointing out well-known locations from television and motion pictures. 

Central Park
More than just a green space in the middle of Manhattan Island, it is an 843-acre oasis, 150 years in the making, and a favorite retreat for New Yorkers. An essential part of the urban landscape, Central Park is a place no New Yorker can live without. You will follow your guide on the park’s winding paths, over the bridges, through the tunnels, and learn how the architects Olmsted and Vaux created New York’s “backyard”.
 
Times Square
Also known as “The Great White Way”, located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Don’t let the name fool you, it is actually more a triangle of intersecting major streets. It got its name when the NY Times building was built there, long before it was a showcase of neon lights and jumbo digital screens, and the name has stuck ever since.
 
Rockefeller Center
Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan and a complex of 19 commercial buildings, it is NYC’s top tourist attraction. John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s resolution to make Rockefeller Center contemporary and innovative can be felt with every artwork and attraction.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Manhattan by Subway
Real New Yorkers get around by subway and today, so will you. In fact, by the end of the day you will be swiping your MetroCard like a local. Start with a ride to Lower Manhattan and stop at Battery Park, which offers vistas of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Walk up Broadway and see the Bull, Bowling Green, Fearless Girl, Federal Hall, New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, and the National September 11 Memorial. Jump on the subway to Greenwich Village and see the famous Washington Square Arch and the main campus of the most expensive college in the USA, New York University. Your next ride will take you to Bryant Park, once a “no-go” location for even locals but now a prime destination for food, drinks, and shopping. Its eastern border is the main branch of the New York Public Library, a must-see when in Manhattan. Your final ride will take you to Central Park for a stroll on its idyllic paths. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • MetroCard (five subway rides)
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Lower East Side
Discover how the Lower East Side evolved as it welcomed wave after wave of immigrants, including the Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, Italians, Chinese, and Latin Americans.  Learn about life in the tenements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  You will see what people endured to come to America and learn how they lived, worked, and made the best of what they had.  Every culture that passed through the Lower East Side has left its mark; discover an intact synagogue from 1887, and another synagogue that is now a Buddhist temple.  Before the arrival of the immigrants, the area was a farmland.  In fact, Orchard Street on the Lower East Side was named for what it once ran through: Mr. de Lancy’s orchards.  Several stops will be made along the way to illustrate the area’s rich history.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
A Cultural Walk Through Little Italy and Chinatown
There are numerous ethnic groups in New York City, but only two have neighborhoods named after them: one is Little Italy, and the other is Chinatown. 

Little Italy was formed in the late 1800s as millions of Italian immigrants streamed into the United States. And although nowadays you do not hear much Italian on the street, there are still old school establishments that carry on the traditions. 

Chinatown on the other hand is still growing and when you enter it, it is like being transported to another country. All the signs are in Chinese, the languages spoken are all dialects of Chinese, the produce and food shops sell many items you will not recognize. It is submersion into another culture.  
Join your guide on this walking tour and find out what is below the surface that makes both these neighborhoods even more unique and intriguing.
 
Tour will include the following sights and/or stops:
  • Mulberry Street (main drag of Little Italy) 
  • Mahayana Buddhist Temple
  • Mott Street (main drag of Chinatown) 
  • Chatham Square
  • Canal Street                                 
  • Columbus Park
  • Five Points                                             
  • First Shearith Israel Graveyard
 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Navigator®
Seven Seas Navigator has few equals, as all accommodations are suites with ocean views, most with private, furnished balconies. Guests who sail in one of her 245 suites enjoy an exceptional level of service by a warm and friendly crew at an extraordinary ratio of 1 to 1.42. Among her three dining options that allow guests to savor meals whenever and with whomever, Seven Seas Navigator features the authentic Italian restaurant Sette Mari at La Veranda and the largest specialty restaurant at sea Compass Rose with its brand new menu.
It's All Included...
This is cruising as it was meant to be — where even the most sought-after amenities are included: FREE Business Class Air*, FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE WiFi, and much more. Guests enjoy unparalleled hospitality and impeccable service by professional staff in a sophisticated ambiance. They delight in the expansive spaciousness of all-suite accommodations, indulge in the exquisite cuisine of the finest dining experience at sea, and explore the world's greatest destinations without limits. Guests really can have it all aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises®.

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISE FARES INCLUDE:

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • FREE Specialty Restaurants
  • FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship
  • European king-size bed or twin bed configurations featuring our exclusive Elite Slumber Bed®
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water- all complimentary
  • Spacious walk-in closet and marble-appointed bathroom with tub or shower
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Bath Amenities
  • Interactive flat-screen television with extensive media library and complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Welcome bottle of champagne with our compliments
  • 24-hour room service with dinner served course-by-course
Exquisite Cuisine
Dine whenever, wherever and with whomever you choose in any of our open-seating restaurants. Simply request a table when the mood strikes and the maître d' will happily seat your party*. Whether you’re delighting in a casual al fresco lunch at the Pool Grill while overlooking the ocean blue or are savoring a USDA Prime dry-aged porterhouse steak while enjoying the sophisticated ambiance of Prime 7, the highly trained culinary team has put their heart and soul into making your every bite more delicious than the last. From the warm welcome of your Maître D’ to the impeccable service of your Waiter to the elegant décor and flawless presentation of each restaurant, you will be consistently pleased – and that’s before you are swept away by the Chef’s creations and Sommelier’s perfect wine pairings.

*Based on availability

Coffee Connection

Coffee Connection
Located on Deck 6 within the Navigator Lounge, guests enjoy complimentary coffee drinks prepared by our baristas, as well as delicious pastries, gourmet sandwiches and homemade cookies. Additionally, international newspapers and news magazines are made available. This venue is the perfect destination to relax, converse and enjoy coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Compass Rose

Compass Rose
This is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located on Deck 5, Compass Rose delights with a beautifully defined atmosphere and transitions from refreshing natural light during the day to a romantic theme at night. The new dinner menu is so encompassing and customizable that it provides guests with a seemingly endless combination of dishes to choose from such as meat, fish and seafood items, prepared to taste, garnished with a sauce of choice and complemented with side dishes and accompaniments. Additionally, each evening the ship’s Executive Chef creates nightly specials, which adds more than a dozen mouthwatering appetizers, pasta dishes and entrée choices to the menu.

La Veranda

La Veranda
Located on Deck 10 aft, guests take in stunning ocean views while enjoying elegant breakfast and lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded, open-air deck. Breakfasts include traditional favorites, as well as a made-to-order omelet station, a variety of fresh fruits and pastries, along with daily specials, like fluffy Belgian waffles with fresh blueberry compote. For lunch guests indulge in an array of choices from a bountiful salad bar, gourmet sandwiches, hot carving stations and delicious desserts.

Pool Grill

Pool Grill
The ultimate come-as-you-are dining venue, the Pool Grill couldn’t be more casual. Located on Deck 10, guests may walk over straight from sunbathing or swimming in the pool. The Pool Grill is open-air, yet abundantly shaded for comfortable dining. Enjoy grilled-to-order burgers, grilled seafood, sandwiches and fresh salads. Guests enjoy milk shakes, malts, and hand-dipped ice cream desserts sprinkled with all their favorite toppings.

Prime 7

Prime 7
A true classic in every sense, Prime 7 sets a new standard in steakhouse fare with its contemporary interpretation of an American favorite. Located on Deck 10, the restaurant is handsomely decorated with supple leather wing-back chairs, burnished woods and rich earth-toned fabrics, Prime 7 exudes a distinct, intimate elegance. This is glamour redefined, a luxurious setting to enjoy classic steakhouse cuisine with a modern flair. Prime 7 is open for dinner each evening, reservations are required.

Setti Mari at La Veranda

Setti Mari at La Veranda
Sette Mari at La Veranda: In the evenings, La Veranda transforms into the warm and inviting Sette Mari at La Veranda, where tables are candlelit to match the star-filled skies. The menu also transforms into a tantalizing journey of alluring antipasto, perfect homemade pastas, enticing main courses and divine desserts hailing from all over Italy.

Room Service

Room Service
Twenty-four hours a day, guests enjoy everything from a Continental breakfast in the privacy of their spacious balcony to a gourmet dinner served course-by-course, delivered to their suite. The in-suite menu includes a variety of appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts. During dinner time, the menu expands to include entrée selections from Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea.
Onboard Activities and Entertainment
Guests aboard Regent ships delight in a warm and friendly ambiance fueled by extraordinary staff that hosts an array of onboard activities that enrich and entertain. Programming ranges from exquisite wine and artisan cheese tastings, to insightful lectures and discussions through The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys available on the majority of itineraries. And across all their ships, guests can choose to be pampered in the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or in the heated shimmering waters of the sun-kissed resort pool. Each evening live music performances are perfectly paired with expertly prepared cocktails. And at the main show lounge guests can attend full-scale musical productions and rousing cabaret shows in an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house.

Card & Conference Room

Card & Conference Room
The beautifully decorated Card & Conference Room is an inviting and tranquil oasis. Guests may gather their favorite teammates for lively afternoon or evening of board games, as well as enjoy a social game of Bridge or participate in an ACBL Tournament on select voyages. The Card & Conference Room is located on Deck 6.

Library

Library
Well-stocked and exceedingly comfortable, the Library offers a calm setting for reading and relaxing. A vast collection of volumes ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature are available. Seven Seas Navigator offers FREE WiFi access throughout the ship, however if a guest prefers to travel without a laptop, the Library offers several desktop computers. The Library is conveniently located on Deck 6 mid-ship.

Pool Deck

Pool Deck
Guests lounge their day away under the warm sun and an unforgettable vista on our Deck 10 Pool Deck. Outfitted in teak accents, the Pool Deck is one of the most elegant at sea, featuring a lavish pool and two whirlpools. Amiable and dedicated crew is readily standing by to bring refreshing beverages and plush towels.

Pool Bar

Pool Bar
Located on Deck 10 outside area by the pool, guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails and frozen drinks expertly prepared by our Mixologists in the relaxed atmosphere of the Pool Deck.

Casino

Casino
CASINO For those in the gaming mood, a few hands of blackjack in our elegantly appointed Casino are the perfect draw. The Casino is located on Deck 7, and is open every day at sea when not restricted by territorial border limits. Blackjack, roulette, stud poker, mini-craps and slot machines are offered for our guests' enjoyment.

Galileo's

Galileo's
Located on Deck 11 aft, Galileo's is the ideal place for cocktails or to simply relax and unwind with an after-dinner drink. Our resident musicians entertain with familiar tunes during teatime as well as before and after dinner, with an opportunity for dancing. Game shows, night entertainment and live musical events are featured regularly.

Navigator Lounge

Navigator Lounge
Located on Deck 6 mid-ship, the Navigator Lounge is a friendly gathering place that welcomes you after shopping, touring or for simply relaxing. It offers an informal Early Riser Continental Breakfast where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte or tea accompanied by a selection of pastries and a variety of fresh juices.

Seven Seas Lounge

Seven Seas Lounge
Located on Decks 6 and 7 aft, the Seven Seas Lounge is perfectly tiered for unobstructed viewing and furnished with plush seating. This main show lounge is an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house. The phenomenal variety of entertainment here includes full-scale musical revues, such as The Great American Song Factory, which is a glimpse into the hit-factory that was The Brill Building, and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, a foot-stomping musical journey through some of the greatest hits from the Elton John songbook.

Stars Lounge

Stars Lounge
Located on Deck 6 aft, the Stars Lounge is an ideal place to meet friends and fellow travelers for an after-dinner drink or late night cocktail. This is the place for those night owls wanting to dance into the night or maybe sing along in a karaoke competition.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
Welcome to the ultimate indulgence: a day at the serene Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Located on Deck 12 forward, guests can choose from an array of experiences such as signature massages and therapeutic bodywork, aromatherapy, ayurvedic and seaweed treatments, as well as facials. Guests may also choose from an extraordinary selection of luxurious beauty treatments, including hair care, manicures, pedicures and more available in the salon. View a complete listing of services.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center
Canyon Ranch fitness experts lead popular exercise classes, such as Pilates, yoga and aerobics and are on hand to offer advice and demonstrate the use of fitness equipment. One-on-one training can be arranged with a Fitness Instructor. Equipment includes Lifecycles, free weights, striders, StairMasters, treadmills, weight benches, a Nautilus machine, workout mats and step benches.

Jogging Track & Recreation

Jogging Track & Recreation
In addition to planned activities in the Fitness Center, guests may take advantage of other sports-related activities throughout the ship. Deck 12 provides shuffleboard and mini-golf, while Deck 11 offers a full-circle jogging track.
Distinctive Amenities
Guests of our Concierge-level Suites and higher experience the highest level of luxury, service and privilege offered at sea and land. These suites feature sumptuous included amenities, an expansive private veranda, and the ability to personalize many of its offerings. Guests in Penthouse Suites and higher indulge in the services of a meticulous Butler and those in Grand Suites and above have guaranteed reservations at the restaurant of their choice and may take residence as early as noon on embarkation day.

CONCIERGE SUITE COLLECTION

Guests of Concierge-level Suites enjoy accommodations that are adorned perfectly with large furnished verandas, with the added luxury of an in-suite illy® espresso maker and cashmere blankets. In addition they have the privilege of priority online dining and shore excursion reservations, as well as a 1-Night Hotel Package before their voyage.

DISTINCTIVE SUITE COLLECTION

From the one-of-a-kind Regent Suite to the exquisitely appointed Penthouse Suites, guests of our Distinctive Suites enjoy the expansiveness of multiple bedrooms and baths within these palatial accommodations. They indulge in the impeccable services of a personal Butler and one-of-a-kind touches of customizing their bath amenities and pillow style, to the ultimate privilege reserved for guests of the Regent Suite of a private car with driver and guide in every port and complimentary in-suite spa services.

CONCIERGE SUITE AMENITIES:
  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package*
  • Priority online shore excursion reservations
  • Priority online Prime 7, Chartreuse, Pacific Rim, and Signatures dining reservations
  • 15 minutes of FREE ship-to-shore phone time
  • 10% discount on premium wine and liquor
  • 5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
  • Binoculars, illy® maker and cashmere blanket

DISTINCTIVE SUITE AMENITIES:

  • Personal Butler committed to fulfilling your wishes
  • A variety of L'Occitane® and Guerlain or Hermčs® soaps, shampoos and lotions
  • Selection of bed pillow styles
  • Complimentary Pressing on the first evening
  • Complimentary use of Windows Tablet or iPad®

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, EXPLORER, VOYAGER, MARINER & NAVIGATOR SUITES AND HIGHER ALSO ENJOY:

  • Welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot
  • Personalized in-suite full-liquor bar set-up
  • Bottega Veneta bath amenities and selection of bath salts

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, MASTER SUITES & GRAND SUITES AND HIGHER ALSO ENJOY:

  • Guaranteed reservation each night in any specialty restaurant
  • Complimentary cocktail party for eight
  • Access to your suite on embarkation day at 12:00 noon

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, REGENT SUITE ALSO ENJOY:

  • FREE First Class Air* for All Domestic (U.S.) Flights
  • FREE Business Class Air* for All Intercontinental Flights
  • FREE Roundtrip Private Sedan Transfers Between Airport and Home
  • FREE Personal Car and Guide to Explore Ashore
  • FREE Unlimited In-Suite Canyon Ranch SpaClub® Services
  • FREE Unlimited Laundry and Pressing

Boutiques

Boutiques
Whether looking for something special to wear for dinner or a memento to bring back home, guests may browse through designer garments and fashionable accessories in our shops. The Boutiques offer a wide range of items from upscale handbags to exclusive fragrances to fine jewelry in an intimate and unhurried setting. The Boutiques are located on Deck 7.

Reception and Concierge

Reception and Concierge
Our guests’ every wish, whim and want can be fulfilled at our welcoming Reception Desk on Deck 6 in the Atrium. Open 24 hours a day our office staff is happy to answer questions. The ship’s Concierge can be contacted at the Reception Desk as well. He or she is eager to provide guests with general assistance.
Enrichment Series
Of all the pleasures of cruising, enriching the mind can be among the most fulfilling. Gaining insider’s knowledge and participating in one-of-a-kind programs elevates the experience and brings unforgettable memories. While throughout all of our voyages guests can join in any number of complimentary enriching activities, our Spotlight Series voyages feature an in-depth focus on a particular subject. Enjoy the music and dance of world-renowned entertainers, learn the fine art of pairing wine with food, or simply gain otherwise unobtainable insight into world affairs at the hand of former ambassadors, politicians and other notables.

Featured Lecturers

Featured Lecturers
Part of what makes a cruise with us so rewarding is the way we augment traditional shipboard activities with bridge instruction and other enhancements. We also offer an excellent lecture series on select voyages. Lecturers provide insight and perspectives far beyond what you would read in the average guidebook. Many of our speakers have first-hand knowledge of these locales, and most come from the foreign service and leading universities, or perhaps from the world of the arts or journalism.

Onboard Happenings

Onboard Happenings
Each voyage aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises is unique, with special activities tailored to the region and season. Guests can watch celebrated chefs prepare signature dishes during demonstrations and, aboard Seven Seas Explorer®, they may learn essential cooking techniques at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. They can golf by day, dance by night, and partake in a host of recreational pursuits, as well as sip and savor their way through some of the world's greatest wine regions and the merriment of holidays and with decadent onboard celebrations.

Featured Programs

Featured Programs
This special series of cruises focuses on learning about and exploring the world around us. Guests gain perspective on our environment, rare locations on our planet, and even destinations beyond Earth. Respected scientists and explorers will share their unique perspectives on where we came from and where we are going next.

The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys

The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys
The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys is an engaging onboard enrichment program led by a wide range of experts, from noted art historians to leading authors to former diplomats, who are eager to share their first-hand knowledge and expertise. More than a lecture series, this program is completely interactive. Smithsonian Journeys Experts sail for the entire duration of our voyages, allowing for the exchange ideas and social interactions on personal level, from dinners to cocktail parties, in addition to attending insightful talks.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
1991
Year Refurbished
2012
Year Entered Present Fleet
1999
Previous Name
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
28,803
Guests (Lowers)
490
Total Guests
490
Passenger Decks
8
Number of Crew
345
Officers' Nationality
European
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
253
Suites
253
Balconies
216
Ocean/River View
37
Interior
Accessible
4
Guests aboard Regent ships delight in a warm and friendly ambiance fueled by extraordinary staff that hosts an array of onboard activities that enrich and entertain. Programming ranges from exquisite wine and artisan cheese tastings, as well as in-depth cooking classes at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Guests may also participate in insightful lectures and discussions through The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys available on the majority of itineraries. And across all their ships, guests can choose to be pampered in the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or in the heated shimmering waters of the sun-kissed resort pool. Each evening live music performances are perfectly paired with expertly prepared cocktails. And at the main show lounge guests can attend full-scale musical productions and rousing cabaret shows in an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house.
Tipping Policy
Gratuities are included in the cruise fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Computer centers are centrally-located on each ship and Internet access is available for a nominal fee. Wireless access is available throughout the ship, including most suites, and is generally available at a speed of 640kb, but does vary. Please be advised that bandwidth-heavy applications such as Skype and MagicJack are not permitted to be used onboard.

    Mobile devices utilizing the internet via a cellular carrier's network (4G for example) instead of the ship's wireless access, will be treated as cell phone usage and roaming charges will apply. Any costs associated will be billed directly through the guest's cell phone provider, and not through the ship. Check www.cellularatsea.com/guest_services.htm for more information.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during, the cruise.

  • Smoking Policy
    Smoking is prohibited in all suites, staterooms and balconies fleet-wide. In addition, cigarette, electronic cigarette or cigar smoking is not permitted in any enclosed dining areas, whether it be the ship's main dining rooms, the alternate dining venues or the outdoor dining areas. Electronic cigarette smoking is permitted throughout the ship with the exception of the dining areas mentioned above.

    Cigarette smoking is only permitted in designated areas of the outdoor pool area and the following public rooms:

    • Connoisseur Club
    • Horizon Lounge (outdoor one side designated area)
    • Pool area (designated area opposite side of the Pool Bar)

    Cigar Smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club and the designated area on the opposite side of the Pool Bar.

    Pipe smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club. Pipe smoking in open deck areas is considered an extreme fire hazard and is not permitted.

    Failure to comply with the above-stated policy will result in guests being asked to leave the ship at their expense, without refund or credit for the unused portion of their cruise.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Guests with special dietary requests should advise Regent Seven Seas Cruises of any special dietary requirements 90 days prior to sailing by sending an e-mail to rsscops@rssc.com. General dietary needs such as low salt or low cholesterol foods can be satisfied onboard the ship just by speaking with the dining wait staff.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests with any medical condition(s) that require special services, including travel with medical apparatus, should advise Regent Seven Seas Cruises in writing at time of booking. Please note some ports-of-call may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility and special arrangements may need to be made.

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises' wheelchairs on board are for emergency purposes only. Guests requiring a wheelchair for mobility must bring their own.

    For guests requiring oxygen equipment, an oxygen concentrator is the only form of oxygen equipment allowed aboard ship, and must be provided by the guest.

    Regent has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical, mental or emotional condition unfit for travel or whose comfort on board may be compromised due to situations beyond the care that can be provided by Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Conference Room/Conference Center
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Nightclub
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Slippers
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
    Some alternative restaurants may require reservations.
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Complimentary Wine With Dinner
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Business Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    Each ship has a licensed and registered doctor and nurse for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary charges. The ships' medical centers are designed to provide medical care for certain temporary illnesses and accidents, and are not intended or capable of providing on-going treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Acupuncture Treatments
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Full Service Spa
  • Heated Pool
  • Jogging Track
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Ping Pong
  • Putting Greens
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Weight Machines
  • Whirlpool(s)
Children and Teens
  • Seasonal Children's Program
  • Youth Counselor Staff
You have arrived at the ultimate destination – your suite. Within these serene havens of repose, you will have every luxurious amenity at your reach and a team of professional staff members to tend to your requests, delivering a flawless experience at every turn. Each ship features all-suite accommodations boasting elegant décor with custom-crafted furnishings and private teak balconies. Marble appointments accent the bath, featuring a tub or walk-in shower and the majority of suites feature a walk-in closet. A spacious sitting area is enhanced by soothing colors and rich textures with plenty of room to stretch out and watch a movie, read a best seller, or simply enjoy ever-changing vistas that stretch to the horizon's edge.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of November 2018. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Master Suite (MS) Call for Price
Master Suite
  • Category: MS
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 1,067/Balcony: 106
LAYOUT

1 Spacious Bedroom with European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 1/2 Marble Bathrooms

Spacious Living Room

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 5 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 1,067 ft2 (99 m2)

Balcony: 106 ft2 (10 m2) full wrap-around balconies on Suites 1000 and 1001

Suites 900 and 901 have side balconies only

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Choice of Guerlain, Bottega Veneta and L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos, and Lotions

  • Guerlain Fragrance and Spongelle Buffer

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne

  • Priority boarding on embarkation day with suite access at Noon
  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • VIP Status to Include Dinner with a Senior Officer

  • Welcome Letter from President and General Manager

  • Complimentary Cocktail Party for 8

  • Personalized In-Suite Full-Liquor Bar Set-Up

  • 1 Sumptuous In-Suite Caviar Service

  • Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice

  • Complimentary 25-Minute Personal Training Session at the Canyon Ranch® spa; Fitness Center
  • 24-Hour Room Service with Specialty Restaurant Selections During Dining Hours
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Selection of Fig and Tea Leaves Bath Salts

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Luxe Fruit Arrangement and Chocolate Leonidas

  • Tea Forte Set-Up
  • Personalized Stationery
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Complimentary Shore Excursion Bag
  • Delivery of Up to Three Daily Newspapers
  • In-Suite Blue-ray Player and iHome

  • World Atlas and Elegant Weather Clock

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Bath Scale
  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, Hand Sanitizer, and Dental Care

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Grand Suite (GS) Call for Price
Grand Suite
  • Category: GS
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 539/Balcony: 200
LAYOUT

1 Spacious Bedroom with European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 1/2 Marble Bathrooms

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 4 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 539 ft2 (50 m2)

Balcony: 200 ft2 (19 m2) full wrap-around balconies on Suites 800 and 801

75 ft2 (6.5 m2) side-only balconies Suites 700 and 701

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Choice of Guerlain, Bottega Veneta and L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos, and Lotions

  • Guerlain Fragrance and Spongelle Buffer

  • Personal Butler
  • Priority boarding on embarkation day with suite access at Noon
  • Welcome Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • VIP Status to Include Dinner with a Senior Officer

  • Welcome Letter from President and General Manager

  • Complimentary Cocktail Party for 8

  • Personalized In-Suite Full-Liquor Bar Set-Up

  • 1 Sumptuous In-Suite Caviar Service

  • Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice

  • Complimentary 25-Minute Personal Training Session at the Canyon Ranch® spa; Fitness Center
  • 24-Hour Room Service with Specialty Restaurant Selections During Dining Hours
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Selection of Fig and Tea Leaves Bath Salts

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Luxe Fruit Arrangement and Chocolate Leonidas

  • Tea Forte Set-Up
  • Personalized Stationery
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Delivery of Up to Three Daily Newspapers
  • In-Suite Blue-ray Player and iHome

  • World Atlas and Elegant Weather Clock

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Bath Scale
  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, Hand Sanitizer, and Dental Care

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Navigator Suite (NS) Call for Price
Navigator Suite
  • Category: NS
  • Deck 11
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 448/Balcony: 47
Navigator Suites includes Butler Service; 495 sq.ft.; 448 sq.ft.; Balcony: 47 sq.ft.
Penthouse Suite (A) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: A
  • Deck 11
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 301/Balcony: 55
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 301 ft2 (28 m2)

Balcony: 55 ft2 (5 m2)

Suite 601: Suite: 476 ft2 (44.2 m2) Balcony: 60 ft2 (5.5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain & L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos & Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Penthouse Suite (B) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: B
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 301/Balcony: 55
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 301 ft2 (28 m2)

Balcony: 55 ft2 (5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain & L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos & Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Penthouse Suite (C) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: C
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 301/Balcony: 55
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 301 ft2 (28 m2)

Balcony: 55 ft2 (5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain & L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos & Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Concierge Suite (D) Call for Price
Concierge Suite
  • Category: D
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 301/Balcony: 55
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 301 ft2 (28 m2)

Balcony: 55 ft2 (5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Deluxe Veranda Suite (E) Call for Price
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: E
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 301/Balcony: 55
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 301 ft2 (28 m2)

Balcony: 55 ft2 (5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Deluxe Veranda Suite (F) Call for Price
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: F
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 301/Balcony: 55
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 301 ft2 (28 m2)

Balcony: 55 ft2 (5 m2)

Suites 870 and 871 are 269 ft2 (25 m2) with 45 ft2 (4 m2) balconies

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Deluxe Window Suite (G) Call for Price
Deluxe Window Suite
  • Category: G
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 301
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 301 ft2 (28 m2)

Suite 600: Suite: 516 ft2 (47.9 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Deluxe Window Suite (H) Call for Price
Deluxe Window Suite
  • Category: H
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 301
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble Bathroom

Intimate Sitting Area

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

301 ft2 (28 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. They may also have different furniture placement than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Fares are in US dollars, cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy and include fees/taxes. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.
All fares and offers are for new bookings only, are capacity controlled and subject to availability, may not be combined with other offers and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Fares are in US dollars, cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare is additional unless otherwise noted. "Air Included" prices include Roundtrip economy class airfare (from select gateways), transfers, all air surcharges, airline fees and government taxes. Some airline-imposed personal charges, including but not limited to baggage, priority boarding, and special seating, may apply. Air routing, scheduling and air carrier are at the discretion of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 12
Deck 11

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Navigator Suite (NS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
Deck 10

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
Deck 9

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Navigator Suite (NS)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (E)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (F)
Deck 8

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (E)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (F)
Deck 7

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (E)
Deck 6

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (E)
  • Deluxe Window Suite (G)
Deck 5

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Window Suite (G)
  • Deluxe Window Suite (H)
Kim Norton
Kim Norton | Travel Consultant
Direct Line: 619.591.7204
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