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Rome/Monte Carlo
18-night Italian Gems & Spain Cruise
July 18, 2019
Seabourn: Seabourn Encore
Rome/Monte Carlo
Vacation Offer ID 1301409
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Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Guided Sightseeing with Private Car and Driver tour (Value - Up to $850 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car and Driver "At Your Leisure" tour (Value - Up to $750 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • $300 per Couple Shipboard Credit
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 18-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
  • Complimentary wines, spirits, champagne, soft drinks and mineral water

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
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
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Florence/Pisa (Livorno)

Private Car & Driver

Livorno - 2019 Private Car & Driver Guided Sightseeing (4 Hour) - Provided by A&K Italy

Livorno Guided Sightseeing Option:

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Bolgheri. You will enjoy the drive along the famous Viale dei Cipressi. This is a scenic, straight avenue, about 3 miles long, bordered by majestic and ancient cypresses which end in front of the Castle of Bolgheri.

The village with its old historical center, the typical houses of stone and bricks, rich food and wine shops, small restaurants and taverns, is really an enchanting village. In the Bolgheri area, and its surroundings, some of the best Tuscan wines renowned around the world are produced; you will enjoy a wine tasting at local vineyard.

Your tour will conclude at the pier.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking driver/guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to driver/guide *
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Livorno - 2019 Private Car & Driver At Your Leisure (4 Hour) - Provided by A&K Italy

Livorno At Your Leisure Option:

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking driver/guide for 4 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to driver/guide **

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature

*Mileage restrictions may apply.
**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

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!

Livorno -Pisa and Lucca - Two Very Different Yet Important and Beautiful Tuscan Towns - 8 hours

Today your local expert Driver/Guide will introduce you to two of Tuscany's most famous towns - Lucca, the beautiful medieval walled town located in the northern corner of Tuscany and Pisa, world famous for its amazing leaning tower.

Meet your Driver/Guide at the Portside in Livorno where you will head over to Pisa - home of the famous leaning tower.

Enjoy a wonderful introduction not only to the Port of Pisa, but its’ people, culture and way of life by your local Driver/Guide. Where you will enjoy time at leisure to take in the highlights of Pisa, that are located in the Campo dei Miracoli. Explore the Duomo, Bapistry and Leaning Tower before rejoining your Driver/Guide and continuing your journey to Lucca.

Enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of Lucca's Restaurants before meeting your local expert guide for a walking tour of the highlights of Lucca. This tour will include the famous Via San Paolino, the statue of Giacomo Puccini (whilst we discuss this statue you will also learn about the life and works of Giacomo Puccini and his links to Lucca), you will visit the Piazza San Michele, the Cathedral of S. Martino whose exterior itself is a perfect introduction to its history and the picturesque setting of Piazza Napoleone.
Once we are in Piazza Napoleone we should also see Palazzo Ducale as they should be seen together since the former became the backdrop for the  place when it was totally modelled for Elisa Baciocchi in 1806. Passing also the famous Torre Giunigi and the Amfitheatre which was built outside the walls during the II century A.D the history and stories throughout the years here is amazing, the famous walls of the historical centre of Lucca, (the walls alongwith the view of the Guinigi Tower is the most astounding site the city has to offer) and the Church of S. Frediano whose apse stands majestically and is seen from the walls. The Church of S. Frediano which we will visit inside and out is the work of more than one century and it is considered to be one of the most interesting products of Romanesque architecture in Lucca.

Tour with guide duration: 3 hours - Total tour duration: 8 hours
 
Highlights:

  • Discover Pisa - home of the famous leaning tower.
  • Let your guide reveal the highlights of Lucca
  • Piazza Napoleone and Palazzo Ducale
  • The Church of S. Frediano
Total Tour Duration: 8 Hours (3 hours with guide)
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Including Sedan Car/Driver for the Duration (8 hours)
  • Local Expert Guide in Lucca for 3 hours
  • Unless it is a last minute request, pre-arranged entrances to the Leaning Tower of Pisa are included
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Lucca - One of the Most Beautiful Medieval Walled Towns in Tuscany - 5 hours

Your Local Expert Guide will give you a wonderful introduction to the town she calls home prior to some leisure time before returning to the ship.

Meeting your Car/Driver on the port in Livorno you will head from Livorno inland towards the Appenines and Northern hillsides of Tuscany to one of Tuscany's most beautiful towns, Lucca.

On arrival in Lucca you will meet your guide at the entrance to this medieval walled city and enjoy a guided walking tour of the Classical Highlights of Lucca. This tour will include the famous Via San Paolino, the statue of Giacomo Puccini (whilst we discuss this statue you will also learn about the life and works of Giacomo Puccini and his links to Lucca), you will visit the Piazza San Michele, the Cathedral of S. Martino whose exterior itself is a perfect introduction to its history and the picturesque setting of Piazza Napoleone.

Once you are in Piazza Napoleone we recommend you also see Palazzo Ducale as they should be seen together since the former became the backdrop for the place when it was totally modelled for Elisa Baciocchi in 1806. Passing also the famous Torre Giunigi and the Amphitheatre which was built outside the walls during the II century A.D the history and stories throughout the years here is amazing, the famous walls of the historical center of Lucca, (the walls along with the view of the Guinigi Tower is the most astounding site the city has to offer) and the Church of S. Frediano whose apse stands majestically and is seen from the walls.

The Church of S. Frediano which you will visit inside and out is the work of more than one century and it is considered to be one of the most interesting products of Romanesque architecture in Lucca.

Following the tour with the guide (guided tour is 3 hours) we will return with our driver to Livorno.

Highlights:

  • Discovering Appenines and the Northern hillsides of Tuscany
  • Discovering the classical highlights of Lucca
  • Piazza Napoleone and Palazzo Ducale
  • The Church of S. Frediano
Total Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Including English Speaking Sedan Car/Driver for the Duration (5 hours)
  • Local Expert Guide in Lucca for 3 hours
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno- Florence - A Day of Culture, Art, History and Shopping - 9 hours

A leisurely drive from the Port of Livorno will take you through the Northern Tuscan Hills to the beautiful city of Florence where your local expert guide awaits to give you a taste of just what this amazing city has to offer.

On arrival in Florence you will meet your local expert guide and enjoy a Highlights of Classical Florence Walking Tour. The guide's flexibility allows for adaptation to your areas of interest.

While those who have visited Florence before may have special requests, we suggest the following for a first visit to this city:

Piazza della Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, with its open-air display of masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque sculpture. The backdrop is the medieval Palazzo Vecchio, the city's seat of government for over 700 years. Together with your guide, explore the fascinating history of Florence, as the heroes from the Old Testament or Greek mythology, depicted here in marble and bronze, served as political messages for the ruler of the moment.

Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral square, where from the outside we can admire the graceful Gothic bell-tower and the Romanesque baptistery with its beautiful gilded bronze doors. The most famous of the doors are the "Gates of Paradise" by Lorenzo Ghiberti, with their stories from the Old Testament, a masterpiece of the early Renaissance. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is crowned with its imposing dome, an amazing challenge of engineering to be solved only by the genius of Brunelleschi. We discuss how the difficulties were to be overcome in the most imaginative of ways.

The Ponte Vecchio, or "old bridge" and its tantalizing jewelry shops. Beautiful hand-made gold jewelry is a "centuries-long" tradition in this city, dating back to the pre-Roman era of the Etruscans. This medieval bridge is the oldest spanning the Arno River, offering lovely views of the city and the hills beyond.

We also strongly recommend a visit to the Franciscan church of Santa Croce and its neighborhood. This is the perfect setting for further discussion of the artistic and political history of this great city. The church serves as a pantheon to Italian genius with monuments to such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. There are  also fine examples of the work of artists such as Giotto, Donatello and Brunelleschi. The Franciscans' Leather School still operates in the rooms of the old convent behind the church: here classes are conducted and fine leather articles are produced and sold. It is possible to observe the master craftsmen and their students at work.

You will also discover lesser-known corners of the city, quiet back streets of the neighborhood, craftsmen's workshops and curiosities of life in Florence, both present-day and medieval. Here is located one of the city's most fascinating of workshops where it is possible to watch the masters creating beautiful pieces in semi-precious inlaid stone with the same tools and techniques of the past. The city is so steeped in history, the quality of its artists and craftsmen is so superlative, there are so many delights to discover, you will be left, wanting always more!

Following tour with the local expert guide (4 hours), enjoy time at leisure to explore Florence on your own before meeting your driver and returning to Livorno Port.

Important Note: The Accademia Gallery is closed on Monday and therefore it is not possible to visitthis on Mondays.


Highlights:

  • Highlights of Classical Florence Walking Tour,  Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo, The Ponte Vecchio, Franciscan church of Santa Croce, The Franciscans' Leather School
Total Tour Duration: 9 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions: 
  • Including Sedan Car/Driver for the Day
  • Guide for 4 hours in Florence
  • Entrances for 2 persons to Opera del Duomo
  • Entrances for 2 persons to the Accademia Gallery
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Florence and Pisa - The Highlights of Northern Tuscany - 9 hours

During the day your Driver/Guide will give you a wonderful introduction to this beautiful corner of Italy.

Meeting your Driver/Guide on the Portside of Livorno head through the Northern Tuscan hills to the beautiful city of Florence.

Following a brilliant introduction to Florence by your Driver/Guide, enjoy and explore the city on your own taking in the sights and sounds of the historical center, the Ponte Vecchio, the Artisans area, the main sights such as the Duomo and enjoy of course the fabulous shopping.

From Florence your driver/guide will take you back towards the coast to the famous portside town of Pisa. Here, once again, your driver guide will give you a brilliant introduction to the famous Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) before you head off to take in the highlights here such as the Duomo, Bapistry and Leaning Tower of Pisa on your own at leisure.

Return to Livorno following your time in Pisa.

Highlights:

  • Driving through the Northern Tuscan hills
  • Discovering the historical City of Florence
  • A brilliant introduction to the Pisa’s famous sites
Tour Duration: 9 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Sedan Car with English Speaking Driver/Guide for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities

Livorno - Siena and San Gimignano - Two Simply Beautiful Typical Tuscan Towns - 10 hours

Looking for a taste of Tuscany - this is what you will enjoy today with your Local Expert Driver/Guide as he introduces you to the Region he calls home, not to mention two of Tuscany's most typical and beautiful towns.

Leaving Livorno portside head through the heart of the Tuscan Hills passing through the famous Chianti Region and enjoying the towns such as Radda in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Giaole in Chianti as we head South to the famous Palio town of Siena.

Following a wonderful introduction to Tuscany, its people, its’ culture and fabulous wines let your local expert driver/guide give you time to explore Siena at leisure. Discover its many nooks and crannies, antique alleyways, boutiques, medieval palaces and perhaps a light lunch in one of the café bars, before rejoining your Driver/Guide.

Then you will head North West to the town of towers, that of San Gimignano. Once again your Driver/Guide will give you a brilliant and thorough introduction to this Tuscan Town before you head off to explore.

Don’t forget your cameras! Not only will you pass the two beautiful scenic towns but the miles of unspoiled hilly countryside are truly unforgettable!

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Highlights:

  • Pass through the famous Chianti Region and enjoy the towns such as Radda in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Giaole in Chianti
  • Explore Siena at Leisure
  • Explore the Tuscan Town of San Gimignano
Total Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Sedan Car with Driver/Guide for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities

Livorno-The Hill Towns of Tuscany - 10 hours

Enjoy a Very Special Day with your local expert Driver/Guide taking in some of the most interesting towns and villages in one of Italy's most beautiful Regions.

Leaving Livorno Port with your Driver/Guide, you will head through the heart of the Tuscan Countryside to the most famous valley in the region, that known as the Chianti Route. You will enjoy the morning passing through and stopping to visit the most beautiful and interesting of the many towns that line this route. Places such as Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti…The opportunities to stop at one of the wineries in the area are several and your expert Driver/Guide will not only give you a wonderful introduction to the area but also tell you all about the people, their way of life, culture, produce, wines, the effect of tourism - he will also be very happy to discuss the wineries with you and make recommendations for one or more that you may wish to visit.

During the morning we suggest also asking your Driver/Guide for advice on a great lunch stop - here in the Chianti region there are so many great off the beaten track restaurants where the wines are wonderful, the food homemade - traditional Tuscan cooking and the views are out of this world.

This is a great relaxing day to really enjoy, experience and learn all about Tuscany.


Highlights:

  • Drive through the heart of the Tuscan Countryside
  • Visit the most beautiful and interesting of the towns like Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti.
  • Opportunity to stop at an authentic winery and Tuscan restaurant

Total Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions: 

  • Sedan Car with English Speaking Driver/Guide for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno -The Cinque Terre - 10 hours

Enjoy a Very Special Introduction today to Northern Tuscany and the beautiful towns and villages which make up the ever famous Cinque Terre. This full day tour will take you to one of Italy's most beautiful seaside areas - the area known as the Cinque Terre (Five Lands).

During your journey from the Northern Port to Cinque Terre your expert Driver/Guide will give you a wonderful introduction to the entire area, the towns themselves, their people, their produce (they make a wonderful white wine here don't forget the Trofie Pasta with Pesto), the walks between the towns and the towns themselves. We highly recommend that you enjoy the seaside walk from Rio Maggiore to Manarola called the 'Via dell'Amore'.

From Manarola you can either meet the driver/guide and drive from one town to the next, walk (make sure you have good sturdy walking shoes) or take the frequent trains that run up and down the coastline between the towns.

The other towns that you will enjoy are Corniglia, Vernazza and the most northern town Monterosso al Mare…Each and every town that lines this route is small, quaint, extremely attractive and interesting to explore. All of the towns of the Cinque Terre have at least a couple of trattoria/restaurants so you can really enjoy a choice of places for lunch - remembering of course, that your expert Driver/Guide has some wonderful ideas.


Highlights:

  • Pass through the famous Chianti Region and enjoy the entire area and the many towns themselves.
Total Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Medium

Inclusions:
  • Sedan Car with Driver/Guide for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities

Livorno: Cycling Lucca's Medieval Walls - 5 hours
Your English-speaking driver will meet your at Livorno pier today for the journey through Tuscany to Lucca where your expert local guide will be waiting for you. Lucca is a graceful and beautifully preserved town whose lovely streets are lined with old houses. Your guided walking tour through the city follows much of the original Roman pattern and includes the Duomo di San Martino and the Church of San Frediano.
 
The heart of Lucca is encircled by vast walls. Enjoy cycling along the top of these walls and take in the spectacular views of the city. Return to Livorno from here.

Highlights:
  • Walking tour through the streets of Lucca, a beautifully preserved Tuscan town
  • Cycle along the city walls, admiring the incredible views 
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Lucca (3 hours)
  • Bicycle rental
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Pisa & Florence - 9 hours

Meet your private English-speaking driver at the pier side of Livorno port.

Enjoy a pleasant drive (30 minute) on board of our new luxury Mercedes van to your first stop in the university town of Pisa.
Here you will have time to visit the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and the Cathedral.

You may also decide to upgrade your tour by adding a guide for a 2-hour tour, which allows you to climb the famous Tower without waiting and queuing.

Please note that children must be 8 years old to access the Tower.

As you approach Florence after a relaxing drive (1 hour) through the Tuscan countryside and up the Viale dei Colli stop at the stunning terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy the most impressive views of the city before continuing down into its heart.

After a lunch at leisure you will be met by your private English-speaking guide to begin a wonderful walking tour through Piazza Santa Croce, the impressive Piazza del Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell tower), Piazza della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio), Piazza della Repubblica and the elegant Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge).
You may also decide to upgrade your tour by adding a no-line reservation to visit either the Accademia or the Uffizi.

Please note that on Mondays, the Accademia and the Uffizi are closed.

We will ensure your timely return transfer to the Livorno Port.

Highlights:

  • Pisa - Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower, Baptistery and the Cathedral (Optional and upon a fee: 2 hour guide at disposal and no-line reservation to climb the Leaning Tower)

  • Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica and Ponte Vecchio (Optional and upon a fee: no-line reservation to visit Accademia or the Uffizi)

Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury Mercedes minivan at disposal for the entire day
  • English-speaking driver at disposal for the entire day
  • 4 hour English-speaking guide in Florence
  • No-line reservation for the Leaning Tower of Pisa (optional)
  • No-line reservation for Accademia or Uffizi (optional)


Exclusions:

  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno: Chianti Countryside & Wine Tasting - 8 hours

Meet your guide and driver at the pier side of Livorno for a full day of discovery in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  Hill-towns gaze across the countryside from on high, many encircled by Etruscan walls and slender cypress trees. As you travel along the winding roads, soak up the rich panorama comprising beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. Admire the charming hamlets and farmhouses as well as fortified villas and castles that symbolise colourful history of the region during the Middle Ages. Travel through San Casciano, Badia a Passignano, Montefioralle, Greve and Castellina on your way to the Casanova Winery.  Here you will be met by your guide for a tour of the vineyards and, of course, tastings of their fine red wines.
After lunch at your leisure, continue to the picturesque medieval town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its surviving towers where you may wish to see the Collegiata containing 15th-century frescoes, the Palazzo del Popolo containing Renaissance paintings or simply wander the narrow cobbled streets. 

Highlights:

Casanova Winery
San Gimignano

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury car or minivan at disposal during the tour
  • An English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the Casanova winery
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno: Best of Florence & Pisa - 8 hours
Your English-speaking driver will meet your at Livorno pier today for the journey through Tuscany to Florence where your expert local guide will be waiting for you. As you stroll through the narrow streets, take in the lovely piazzas, churches and palaces before visiting Florence’s most famous landmark; the splendid Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore).

At the Galleria dell' Accademia, the world’s most celebrated statue awaits you. Marvel at Michelangelo's exquisite David; a colossal 17-foot nude inspired by the biblical hero renowned for heroically killing the giant Goliath. Wander along the enchanting medieval streets until you emerge out onto the open Piazza della Signoria; the centre of political life in Florence since the 14th-century.

After lunch at leisure, return to Livorno stopping briefly in Pisa to admire the famous Leaning Tower.

Highlights:
  • Florence's Duomo
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Florence (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Galleria dell'Accademia
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Pisa & Lucca - 8 hours

Meet your private English-speaking driver at the pier side of Livorno port.

Virtually every guide book to Italy will show you a picture of the leaning tower of Pisa, but the great surprise when you get there is that it is merely the belfry for the most magnificent cathedral complex, with a stunning baptistery and walled cemetery. Though the sea has now receded, in medieval times, Pisa was a great maritime republic, rivalling Genoa and Venice and this superb ensemble, known as the ‘field of miracles’ was a religious hub worthy of its status. The cathedral has a beautiful pulpit, sculpted by Giovanni Pisano and a mosaic, Christ in Majesty, completed by Cimabue in 1302. After years of work to stop the tower from falling down, you can once again ascend to the top and will be very aware of the ‘lean’, as you wind your way up.

Please note that children must be 8 years old to access the Tower.

After lunch (not included), make your way to Lucca, the most perfect completely walled city and birthplace of the composer, Puccini. It is known as the town of 99 churches and you will visit the S.Martino Cathedral and the beautiful San Michele. The Piazza Anfiteatro follows the exact lines of the Roman amphitheatre, indeed, you can still see some of the arches and columns. The surrounding countryside is full of olive groves and Lucca is known for producing some very fine olive oils.

We will ensure your timely return transfer to the Livorno Port.

Highlights:

  • Pisa - Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower, Baptistery and the Cathedral (Optional and upon a fee: 2 hour guide at disposal and no-line reservation to climb the Leaning Tower)

  • Lucca - the walls, Duomo, Roman Amphitheater, Guinigi Tower (Optional and upon a fee: 2-hour guide at disposal)

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury Mercedes minivan at disposal for the entire day
  • English-speaking driver at disposal for the entire day
  • No-line reservation for the Leaning Tower of Pisa (optional)

Exclusions:

  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Gastronomic and historical tour in Pisa countryside - 8 hours
Meet your private English-speaking driver at the pier side of Livorno port.

You will discover some of the most authentic gastronomic productions in a tiny Tuscan medieval village… definitely an off the beaten track and non-touristic experience!
With your driver you will reach the charming hilltop village of Lari where you will have the chance to visit the medieval castle from where you’ll admire a breathtaking view of the luxury countryside. We will arrange for you a special appointment to an historical pasta producer to see how artisanal pasta is made still using last century machines. After that you’ll visit a butcher shop that works following the original Tuscan tradition with tastings of its delicious cold cuts. You cannot miss also a tasting of Lari’s cherry liquor, a real delicacy!
The day will end with the visit of a “frantoio”, the place where olive oil is made, where you’ll learn how this precious product is created with explanations to understand the difference between extra virgin olive oil and industrial production.
Light lunch with olive oil tasting will be included.
All the places you will visit are family held, rustic and very informal: you will have the chance to plunge into the most real and authentic Tuscany!

Back to livorno port in itme to catch the ship.

 

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

  • Luxury Mercedes minivan at disposal for the entire day
  • English-speaking driver at disposal for the entire day
  • Visits and tastings
  • Light lunch

Exclusions:

  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Portofino
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Frejus
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Bandol
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Palamos

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!

Palamos: Girona Full Day Excursion
Drive to Girona 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 hour tour

Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the port

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.
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 clear example of the importance of the religious orders in the colonization and re-population of Catalonia during the Middle Ages, stands amid gardens.

This historical period is also home to 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 Cabbalistic studies in the Bonastruc Saporta center. 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 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. 
Palamos: Girona & Dali Figueres Full Day Excursion
Drive 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 to Figueres to visit the Dali fascinating surrealist Theater-museum, a monument to the artist´s fervid imagination.  

9 hour tour

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

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.

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. 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 studies in the Bonastruc Saporta center. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.
Nearby, 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, one of the historical milestones that has left the greatest mark on the character of the town. Situated in the old municipal theatre, is 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. 
Palamos: Barcelona Full Day Excursion
Visit the Santa Eulalia Cathedral, the Gothic and Jewish Quarter, the old Synagogue and Las Ramblas walking promenade. Drive to the Montjuic Mountain with lovely views over the city and Ports, and afterwards to the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family).

9 hour tour

Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the port

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 cathedral is 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.
 
Its early city center, 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 marvelous 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.

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.

Some of these 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 Center.

On today’s l’Arc de Sant Ramon Street –then Escola dels Franceses or dels Banys Freds (Cold Baths)– the Synagogue was erected with permission in 1306, bringing together the residents of French origin. The site of the older Call of Barcelona –the Call Major– is located between l’Arc de Sant Ramon, 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.
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Palma de Mallorca

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!

Palma De Mallorca: Historic Half Day City Tour

The city tour will start with a visit to the Bellver Castle, located on the top of a hill which offers a magnificent view over the city and the bay. The castle is unique since it is the only circular shaped Gothic construction. The visit will continue to the gothic Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter. Next to it we can see from outside the Almudaina Palace, a monument which was converted from and Arab fortress into the residence of the Kings of Mallorca.
 
4 hour 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 present city of Palma was coveted, since times immemorial, by Romans, Arabs and Berber pirates. It was Catalan monarch Jaume I who put an end to Muslim rule in this Mediterranean island in the 13th century and the ruler responsible for the most important buildings in Palma.

Behind the eighteenth-century walls that kept pirates and privateers away, the historic quarter is concealed, within a bay that shares its name with the city. Old churches, palaces and stately mansions speak of a prosperous past.
The cathedral of Palma (Sa Seu) enjoys a spectacular location, on the shore of the bay and fishing port. This elegant Gothic temple is quite harmonious, in spite of its huge size. The cathedral, with its very high vaults, was ordered by King Jaume I, who had it built on top of the old mosque of the Medina of Mayurqa. However, the features that attracts the most attention are a great rose window and a unique wrought iron baldachin, by Catalan master Antonio Gaudí.

Across from Sa Seu is the Palace of L'Almudaina. A former Arab palace and later residence of the Majorcan monarchs, the building is presently a museum. The fact that it resembles an Arab fortress contrasts with the ornate flamboyant Gothic Chapel of Santa Ana, located inside.

Sa Llotja (the fish market) is located in the nearby Passeig Sagrera. This ancient exchange, which is presently an exhibition hall, is one of the best examples of civil Gothic architecture in Spain. Its spiral columns and orgive vaults do not cease to surprise, for a non-religious building. Next to the Exchange is the Consolat de Mar (The Sea Consulate), whose Renaissance arches house the Autonomous Government.

Our journey can continue through Passeig des Born. It is one of the main arteries of the city, dividing the monumental historic quarter from the fishing, popular districts of Sant Joan and Puig de Sant Pere.
Further down you will find Plaça Major, a square with great modernist influence. From this point on, the great avenues and boulevards that make up the new suburbs of Palma de Majorca unfold: the modern city.

Another way is to walk through the old Jewish quarter and the district of Sa Calatrava. Along this journey you will see the Gothic temple of Sant Francesc and, at the heart of "Call" (the Jewish quarter).

Two kilometers away from Palma's city center is the Castle of Bellver. The castle is located on top of the wooded hill that dominates the bay. Its unusual, circular floor plan and the delicate arches inside lend it an ornamental, rather that defensive, appearance. The precinct is the current home of the Municipal Museum of History. 

Palma De Mallorca: Valldemosa, Deia & Soller Full Day Excursion
Visit the village of Valldemosa and the Carthusian Monastery, the beautiful town of Deia and its Parish Church and the attractive town of Sóller and its Port.

7 hour 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



 
The village of Valldemossa is located a mere 17 kilometers away from Palma, in the middle of the valley of Sierra de Tramuntana, 400 kilometers above sea level. Part of the village goes up into the mountain slope, creating steep streets and beautiful natural miradors. The whole compound is surrounded by lush forests, with olive and almond trees that are irrigated by the abundant springs in the area.
 
The city's careful layout is filled with steep streets, stone façades and important religious buildings, among a luxurious vegetation. The mountains of this area dive into the ocean, to form beaches and coves where it is possible to anchor any vessel. The port of Valldemossa preserves the fishing-town character of yore. Fresh fish and inland produce are wisely combined into succulent recipes that will delight visitors. The Carthusian Monastery is perhaps the most emblematic monument of this town. This ancient monastery, which used to be the residence of Jaime II, housed Carthusian priests between 1399 and 1835. Its important historic legacy, as well as mementoes from two remarkable visitors: Frederic Chopin and George Sand, are preserved in cloisters, cells, gardens and museums.
 
Deià is a beautiful town in the Majorcan coast known as Costa Norte, situated between Sierra de Tramuntana and the sea. The city center, with its ancient Majorcan houses, sits on the side of a small hill that overlooks the Mediterranean. It has remained intact through the passage of time, being traditionally the home to many painters and artists. In the vicinity of this town, the coast forms secluded coves that invite rest and are the ideal setting to take a relaxing walk.

A rugged landscape of forests and olive orchards is the incredible backdrop of Deià, a well-kept village with steep streets, lined with stone façades, that stretch on the slope of a seaside hill. In the higher part of the city, the parish church stands, whose origins date back to the late 15th century. The temple, with an only nave, has an ancient defense tower attached to it, which was later turned into a bell tower. In its interior we can visit the Parish Museum, which exhibits an interesting religious art collection.

Sóller is an attractive town on Mallorca's north-west Coast. Situated some 3 Km. inland from its port, 'Port de Sóller', the town lies in a large, fertile, bowl-shaped valley. Sóller shares its valley with the village of Fornalutx and the hamlet of Biniaraix and the valley is famous for its orange groves and terraces of ancient olive trees. 
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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

Included: 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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Valencia

Private Car & Driver

Valencia - 2019 Private Car & Driver Guided Sightseeing (4 Hour) - Provided by Plus Travel Spain

Valencia Guided Sightseeing Option:

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Valencia. First, you will visit the Cathedral of Valencia. It stands in the same place where the first temple of the Roman city was erected. Built between 1262 and 1426, the many expansions and alterations it has gone through have left their mark in the interesting juxtaposition of styles laid over the prevailing primitive Gothic architecture.

Next, you will see The Serrano towers which were designed to be defensive structures at one of the busiest city gates. Under the supervision of Pere Balaguer, construction began in 1392. They were used as a prison for the nobility between 1586 and 1887. The Towers represent an excellent example of gothic architecture.

Then you will continue to the most remarkable building. The Lonja de la Seda (the Silk Exchange) is an elegant Gothic structure, built towards the end of the 15th Century, that has been declared a World Heritage Site. This ancient trading place holds authentic treasures in its interior, such as the monumental Salón de las Columnas, the Torreón Central and the Sala de Juntas del Consulado del Mar.

Finally, visit the Central Market in Valencia. The market covers more than 8,000 square meters, over two floors, with a predominantly eclectic pre-Modernist style. Its unusual roof comprises original domes and sloping sections at different heights, while the interior seems to be lined in a range of materials such as iron, wood, ceramics and polychromed tiles. The beauty of the building stands out especially because of the light that enters through the roof at various points through colored window panels.

Your tour will conclude at the pier.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to guide and driver*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Valencia - 2019 Private Car & Driver At Your Leisure (4 Hour) - Provided by Plus Travel Spain

Valencia At Your Leisure Option:

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 4 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver **

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature

*Mileage restrictions may apply.


**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

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!

Valencia: Cultural Valencia Half Day City Tour

Visit the Colón Market, the Fine Arts Museum, the historical city center, the Norte Railway Station, the City of Arts and Sciences, the Almudin building, the Royal Marina and the beache area.

3.5 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



 
Few cities are, like Valencia, able to combine so harmoniously remains from remote periods, as far away as 138 B.C., with the most modern, avant-garde buildings to be erected in the new millennium.
 
The historical building that houses the Fine Arts museum was originally the San Pío Seminary College, founded in 1683 by Brother Juan Tomás de Rocabertí, the Archbishop of Valencia. The architect Juan Bautista Pérez Castiel, master of works on the Cathedral, was responsible for its design. Exhibited are the works of painters from the Valencian School such as Joanes, los Ribalta, Espinosa, Vicente López, Soralla, Pinazo and others. Other exhibits include works by Pintoricchio, Andrea del Sarto, Van Dyck, Murillo, Velázquez, El Greco and Goya.
 
The Colón Market is one of the most emblematic modernist buildings in the city. It was built in 1914 by Francisco de Mora y Berenguer. It is an open, circular area occupying the whole block and brings to mind the old awnings of the traditional market places. An important restoration project, working on the structure, brickwork, ceramic work and wood has returned the market to its former glory; the trencadís that decorates the original entrance is of special interest.
 
The Almudín was built on the site of a Muslim castle at the beginning of the 14th century as a warehouse for the storage and sale of wheat; the building was extended during the 15th and 16th centuries. It is a basic design with a central, open patio which was partially covered in the 17th century. The entrance area is decorated with murals depicting scenes related to the commercial activities that took place as well as paintings of the patron saints of the artisans that worked there.
 
Demetrio Ribes designed this modernist Railway Station construction in 1917 in line with the ‘Secesión Vienesa’ tendency. The style is homogeneous and unique. The interior and exterior decoration is a tribute to the importance of the Valencian orange trade. The façade exhibits a gothic influence in terms of its symmetry and modulation while the quality of the mosaic work on the ceilings, walls and floors, as well as the intricate wrought-iron grilles and the myriad of colourful ceramics are superb.
 
The City of Arts and Sciences is a cultural entertainment centre with stunning architecture and great capacity to entertain, teach and excite by promoting public participation. Situated along almost two kilometres of what was formerly the bed of the River Turia, with a surface area of 350,000 square metres, the City of Arts and Sciences is a huge open space.
Offering cultural and intellectual leisure, it has given Valencia the best centre of this type in Europe. The outstanding role of its architecture was made possible thanks to the work of two Spanish architects of international renown, who have contributed the very best of their work to this area: the Valencian Santiago Calatrava, who designed the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, the Hemisfèric, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the Umbracle, and the Ágora (under construction), and Félix Candela, designer of the unique roofing of the main Oceanográfico buildings.
 
The Royal Marina is a fine example of the city's transcendence as a seaside destination and its portrayal of the quintessential Mediterranean lifestyle, the Marina characterises Valencia's ambition to establish itself as an events capital and a city for sports, through this promotion of sailing and motor racing.

Valencia: Artistic Valencia Half Day City Tour

We will visit the Cathedral, the gothic old silk market La Lonja de la Seda, a World Heritage Site, the Central Market art-nouveau style and the Ceramic museum. 

3.5 hous 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



 
Few cities are, like Valencia, able to combine so harmoniously remains from remote periods, as far away as 138 B.C., with the most modern, avant-garde buildings to be erected in the new millennium.

The Cathedral of Valencia stands in the same place where the first temple of the Roman city was erected, and later, an Arab mosque. Built between 1262 and 1426, the many expansions and alterations it has gone through have left their mark in the interesting juxtaposition of styles laid over the prevailing primitive Gothic.

The González Martí ceramic museum is housed in a building that dates from the last decade of the 15th century and was refurbished in 1740 by order of the Marqués de Dos Aguas. It was at this time that the magnificent alabaster entrance was constructed; the Virgin overlooks the door below which is flanked by two streams of water and vegetation that symbolise the two rivers (Dos Aguas) and their life-giving properties. The entrance is the work of José Vergara, Hipólito Rovira, Ignacio Vergara and Luis Domingo; it made the building famous for its unusual beauty.
 
Yet beyond all doubt, the most remarkable building is the Lonja de la Seda (the Silk Exchange), an elegant Gothic structure built towards the end of the 15th century that has been declared World Heritage Site. This ancient trading place holds authentic treasures in its interior, such as the monumental Salón de las Columnas, the Torreón Central and the Sala de Juntas del Consulado del Mar.

The Central Market in Valencia covers more than 8,000 square metres, over two floors, with a predominantly eclectic pre-Modernist style. Its unusual roof comprises original domes and sloping sections at different heights, while the interior seems to be lined in a range of materials such as iron, wood, ceramics and polychromed tiles. The beauty of the building stands out especially on account of the light that enters through the roof at various points, and through coloured window panels.

Valencia: Historical Valencia Half Day City Tour
Visit the Fallero Museum located in an old Hospital, the Bullring in neoclassic style, the medieval Serrano Towers and the Patriarca Church with a renaissance cloister.

3.5 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


 
Few cities are, like Valencia, able to combine so harmoniously remains from remote periods, as far away as 138 B.C., with the most modern, avant-garde buildings to be erected in the new millennium.
 
The Museo Fallero is based in an old lepers’ hospital next to the Creueta de la Mare de Déu de Monteolivet. It was converted into a barracks in 1834 and was later used as a prison. The collection consists of Ninots (papier-mâché figures made for the Fallas), which have been saved from the flames by popular vote every year since 1934. It also contains posters and photographs of the Fallas.
 
The Patriarca, Real Colegio and the Seminario del Corpus Christi are a church, a seminary and a college respectively. Work on the buildings began in 1586 and finished in 1610. It is structured around a large renaissance cloister enclosing the church, the communion chapel, the library, the sleeping quarters and the classrooms. There is another courtyard at the back and a small belfry is located in the corner of the plaza.
 
Under the supervision of Pere Balaguer, construction began in 1392. The Serrano towers were designed to be defensive structures at one of the busiest city gates. They were saved from demolition when the city walls were knocked down in 1865 and used as a prison for the nobility between 1586 and 1887. The Towers represent an excellent example of gothic architecture.
 This magnificent museum is located in the Royal Seminary College of Corpus Christi. It was founded in 1583 by Saint Juan de Ribera, who put together an excellent collection of paintings.

The Bullring is located in the city center, next to the Northern Station. It is a neoclassic building design by Sebastián Monleón, built between 1850-1860, of 18 metres high and the ring has a diameter of 52 meters.
 
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At Sea
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Seville (Cadiz)

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!

Cadiz: Half Day City Tour

The oldest city of Europe. Visit the cathedral in baroque and neoclassical style, Tavira Tower, Cádiz archeological and Fine Arts Museum with works of Murillo, Zurbarán, Rubens & Zuloaga, the old quarter, and the Church of Sant Felipe Neri, a national monument in which the Liberal Constitution of 1812 was debated.

3 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


Founded 3,000 years ago
by the Phoenicians, Cádiz is the oldest city in Western Europe. The different
peoples who settled here left an important cultural imprint, whose influence
still remains in the character of the city's people. This peninsula, right on
the Andalusian Atlantic coast, has been able to preserve an important historical
legacy - the result of its commercial importance - together with excellent beaches
and an exquisite regional cuisine.

 

On the Atlantic front rise
the dome and yellow tiles of the Cathedral, looking towards Campo del Sur. Baroque
and Neoclassical in style, its crypt guards the remains of the composer Manuel
de Falla. Beside it are the old Roman theatre and the old cathedral.

 

Right in the centre of Cádiz
you can visit the Cádiz Municipal Historical Museum, the Tavira Tower, one of
the most symbolic in the city, and the Oratory of San Felipe Neri, a National
Monument in which the Liberal Constitution of 1812 was debated.

 

Many lively squares lie
along any route. In the Plaza de España, beside the port, stands the palace
of the Provincial Government and Monument to the Liberal Cortes (Parliament).
In the tree-lined Plaza Mina you can visit the Cádiz Archaeological and Fine
Arts Museum, which has interesting Phoenician exhibitions, while in the Plaza
de San Francisco you can visit the church of the same name. The city's most
important shopping streets begin around the Plaza de las Flores. There is a
good reason why the Central Market located here. Another square, that of Tío
de la Tiza, is the heart of the district of La Viña, where the Carnival, a Festival
of International Tourist Interest, begins with the traditional satirical verses.

 

 

Cadiz: Jerez Wine Cellar, Horses & Arcos De La Frontera Full Day

Departure to Jerez de la Frontera for a panoramic tour of the town and visit a famous wine-cellar, where we will be offered the possibility of tasting a variety of Sherry wines produced in this region. The tour continues to Arcos de la Frontera, considered as one of the most typical white Andalusian villages. And a visit to watch the show or training of the horses of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez.

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; wine taste, aperitifs & Horse show.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


Jerez de la Frontera, well known for its wines, its horses and its flamenco, preserves a historic centre that has been declared a historic artistic site. One of the noblest towns in Cádiz brings together the splendour of aristocratic palaces with the popular flavour of typically Andalusian houses.
Jerez de la Frontera's Arab past is clear in its walls, the Fortress and the Mosque. The latter is today the chapel of Santa María la Real. The Almohad origin (12th C.) of the building can be seen in the octagonal towers. Among other rooms, the Fortress has bathrooms, covered with vaults in which skylights were opened. The tower of Villavicencio palace, a Baroque building forming part of the monumental site, has a camera obscura from which you can make out the whole city.
The city's main Christian symbol, the Cathedral, is very close by. Standing on the site of a mosque, the former collegiate church of San Salvador combines Baroque and Neoclassical elements in its structure.
Another way of getting to know the culture of Jerez is visiting its numerous wine cellars, where the wines of the Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Denomination of Origin are made. Here we can get to know both the traditional and modern winemaking methods and taste the different types of Jerez wine.
Also in the Recreo de las Cadenas, work of the French architect Garnier and headquarters of the Royal Andalusian School of the Equestrian Art, we can attend a demonstration of "How the Andalusian Horses Dance”.
Then we drive to Arcos de la Frontera sitting on a spectacular sheer cliff, Arcos de la Frontera is a picturesque town in the province of Cadiz full of small reminders of its Arab inheritance. Towers, churches and splendid viewpoints with views of the River Guadalete are just some of the countless attractions offered by this area, right on the White Villages route.
Right in the centre is the Plaza del Cabildo. Some of the most notable buildings in the city are concentrated in this space, such as the Town Hall and the Ducal Castle, a Muslim fortress rebuilt in the 15th century. Opposite those stands the Parador de Turismo, located in the old Casa del Corregidor.

Cadiz: Sevilla Full Day Excursion

Drive through the Jerez de la Frontera Sherry wine country to Sevilla. Panoramic of the city to visit this famous & magical city, the royal Alcazar fortress,
the third largest cathedral in the world, Plaza de España, Maria Luisa Park, the Jewish quarter Barrio de Santa Cruz & the Golden Tower.

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

Built on the banks of the
Guadalquivir River, Seville is heir to a rich Arab legacy, and to the condition
of being a prosperous trading port with the Americas.

 

Every street and square
that makes up the historic quarter of the Andalusian capital bursts with joy
and bustle. This area has an interesting collection of historic buildings, many
of which have been declared World Heritage Sites.

 

Founded by the Roman General
Publius Cornelius Scipio, the city witnessed the birth of two Roman Emperors:
Trajan and Hadrian. The long Muslim rule, from the year 711 till 1248, left
indelible marks in this city. The end of the Cordovan Caliphate in the 11th
century gave rise to the splendour of the Taifa Kingdom of Seville, especially
under the rule of al-Mutamid, the Poet-King.

 

On the banks of the Guadalquivir
we find the Torre del Oro, of Arab origin, which dates back to the 13th century
and was part of the ancient walls. Closeby is one of the most emblematic bullrings
in Spain the Real Maestranza de Caballería.

 

We can also approach the
baroque façade of the Royal Tobacco Factory, now the University, the San Telmo
Palace, the María Luisa Park, or Plaza de España. Around here there are many
interesting buildings, part of the Hispanic-American Exhibition that took place
in Seville in 1929.

 

The monumental site formed
by the incredible Cathedral, (the 3rd largest cathedral in the world and Museum
exhibiting priceless collections of precious metalwork, paintings, reliquaries,
jewels and religious vestments) the Royal Fortresses and Archive of the Indies
was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the city's emblem. The Gothic
church, built on top of the Almohad Mosque of Seville, is located among whitewashed
houses in the district of Santa Cruz, the former jewish quarter. Of the Arab
legacy, the old minaret is preserved, which nowadays is the famous Giralda,
as well as the Patio de los Naranjos (the Courtyard of the Orange Trees).

 

Next to these, the Reales
Alcázares (Royal Fortresses) are built on top of an Arab citadel from the 9th
century, yet we owe the Mudéjar decoration to Pedro I the Cruel in the 14th
century. The walls enclose numerous rooms, lavish halls, and intimate courtyards.
Its spacious gardens, with Arabic and Renaissance elements, frame the whole
complex.

 

Finally, the Archive of
the Indies leads us to Spanish renaissance art. It is one of the most important
documentation centres in existence relating to the conquest of America. Another
important renaissance building in the city is the Casa de Pilatos, a palace
that fuses Gothic and Mudejar elements with Renaissance influences of Italian
origin.

 

Seville's city centre leads
us into the best-known streets, like Sierpes or Campana; and to numerous churches,
hospitals, Renaissance palaces and Baroque buildings

 

 

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Portimao

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!

Portimao (Algarve): Half Day Excursion to Lagos and Sagres

Drive to the neaby town of Lagos with the Marina, the harbour, the Town Hall and the church of Santo Antonio. Continue to Vila do Bispo, Cape Saint Vincent, the lighhouse and Sagres with the walls and the church of our Lady of Graça.

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 Romans gave the name of "Lacobriga" to the town of Lagos but its natural river port would indicate very much earlier occupation. The Moors then gave the town the name of "Zawaia" It was captured from the Moors in 1189 but it was not until 1249 that it was finally conquered by Dom Afonso III and integrated into the kingdom of Portugal with the name of "Lagus". This historic town has played an important part in the story of discovery of many parts of the world. It was from the harbour that Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his historic and epic voyage of discovery. Lagos was the capital of the Algarve from 1578 until 1756 and there remain several ancient buildings to testify to its historic glory.

 

Lagos is now an important tourist town with many architectural signs of its ancient past, even a building dating originally back to around 1445 which is recorded as being Europe's first building used as a slave market. The walls of the town in the most part remain after sections were restored. Attached to the famous 17th Century "gold" church of Santo António there is a small museum of regional items, some of which are quite odd! The town's more recently constructed Marina presents a lovely picture and this harbour is practically the first sight a visitor has of Lagos. There are several interesting statues erected to the famous figures of the past that are associated with the history of this town.

 

We drive to Vila do Bispo a very small administrative town for the Sagres area, the later being the most south-west corner of Europe! This area is a must for every visitor to the Algarve as it presents a very impressive and dramatic sight of towering sheer cliffs being beaten by the weight of the vast Atlantic Ocean. It is from here that Prince Henry sat and planned the several epic voyages of discovery that enlarged the known world of that time.

 

Sagres is close to the most south western point of Europe known as Cape St. Vincent. The legend of the martyr Saint Vincent is that his relics were mysteriously transported by ravens from the Holy Land to the Cape and subsequently guarded by them. The small chapel of Nossa Senhora da Graça and reputably the giant pebble wind compass, Rosa dos Ventos. The present walls surrounding the area are the remains of a 17th Century fort. At the nearby Cape St Vincent is an impressive lighthouse that can normally be visited.

Portimao (Algarve): Half Day Excursion to Silves and Monchique

Drive to the East to visit the town of Silves with remains of the castle, Roman bridge and the cathedral. Then to the north to visit the rustic Monchique village with the Franciscan Monastery and the Parish church.

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

 

Silves was once the capital of the whole district and was still referred to in the beginning of the 19th Century as the "Kingdom of the Algarve". Evidence shows that it was already a place of note in Roman times but it really became an important place during its occupation in the early 11th Century by the Moors. Giving it the name of Xelb, they constructed lavish palaces and created a cultural centre of learning for the whole Iberian Peninsular. Although it was important as a town it still fell under the mantle and control of Cordoba in Spain. It is recorded that in 1189 there were over 15.000 inhabitants when the Knights of Santiago sacked the city with the assistance of the Anglo-Norman Crusaders. Two years later it was retaken by the Caliph Ben Yussef. In 1242 that it was again under the control of the Portuguese Kings.

 

The impressive remains of the castle dates back to Moors and there is a impressive underground water reservoirs that are still used by the city today. As a reminder of the Romans occupation is the Ponte Romana, a fine strong bridge over the Rio Arade below the city walls and having been rebuilt from the original in the 15th Century. The city's earlier 13th Century Cathedral was built on the site of a Mosque and has suffered considerable alteration over the centuries.

 

Monchique lies in the saddle created by the two high hills, Foia and Picota, the former reaching to 902 metres above sea level. As with "mountain" people the world over the 10,000 inhabitants of this town have retained its rustic atmosphere with steep cobbled streets and small dark doorways housing various artisan trades.

 

There is a very neglected 17th~Century Franciscan monastery which overlooks the town from which a visitor enjoys a panoramic view over the beautiful countryside. The 16th Century Parish Church has excellent examples of Manueline craftsmanship around its doorway. The surrounding area flourishes on the production of cattle, pigs, cork and wood. Another important local product is the popular "medronho", which is the name of a strong schnapps style of drink made from distilling the fruit from arbutus bushes.

Portimao (Algarve): Full Day Excursion to Lagos, Sagres and Silves

Drive to the neaby town of Lagos with the Marina, the harbour, the Town Hall and the church of Santo
Antonio. Continue to Sagres with the walls and the church of our Lady of Graça.
Finally to Silves with remains of the castle, Roman bridge and the cathedral.

7 hours tour
Morning or 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 Romans gave the name
of "Lacobriga" to the town of Lagos but its natural river port would indicate
very much earlier occupation. The Moors then gave the town the name of "Zawaia"
It was captured from the Moors in 1189 but it was not until 1249 that it was
finally conquered by Dom Afonso III and integrated into the kingdom of Portugal
with the name of "Lagus". This historic town has played an important part in
the story of discovery of many parts of the world. It was from the harbour that
Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his historic and epic voyage of discovery. Lagos
was the capital of the Algarve from 1578 until 1756 and there remain several
ancient buildings to testify to its historic glory.

 

Lagos is now an important
tourist town with many architectural signs of its ancient past, even a building
dating originally back to around 1445 which is recorded as being Europe's first
building used as a slave market. The walls of the town in the most part remain
after sections were restored. Attached to the famous 17th Century "gold" church
of Santo António there is a small museum of regional items, some of which are
quite odd! The town's more recently constructed Marina presents a lovely picture
and this harbour is practically the first sight a visitor has of Lagos. There
are several interesting statues erected to the famous figures of the past that
are associated with the history of this town.

 

Sagres is close to the
most south western point of Europe known as Cape St. Vincent. The legend of
the martyr Saint Vincent is that his relics were mysteriously transported by
ravens from the Holy Land to the Cape and subsequently guarded by them. The
small chapel of Nossa Senhora da Graça and reputably the giant pebble wind compass,
Rosa dos Ventos. The present walls surrounding the area are the remains of a
17th Century fort. At the nearby Cape St Vincent is an impressive lighthouse
that can normally be visited.

 

Silves was once the capital
of the whole district and was still referred to in the beginning of the 19th
Century as the "Kingdom of the Algarve". Evidence shows that it was already
a place of note in Roman times but it really became an important place during
its occupation in the early 11th Century by the Moors. Giving it the name of
Xelb, they constructed lavish palaces and created a cultural centre of learning
for the whole Iberian Peninsular. Although it was important as a town it still
fell under the mantle and control of Cordoba in Spain. It is recorded that in
1189 there were over 15.000 inhabitants when the Knights of Santiago sacked
the city with the assistance of the Anglo-Norman Crusaders. Two years later
it was retaken by the Caliph Ben Yussef. In 1242 that it was again under the
control of the Portuguese Kings.

 

The impressive remains of
the castle dates back to Moors and there is a impressive underground water reservoirs
that are still used by the city today. As a reminder of the Romans occupation
is the Ponte Romana, a fine strong bridge over the Rio Arade below the city
walls and having been rebuilt from the original in the 15th Century. The city's
earlier 13th Century Cathedral was built on the site of a Mosque and has suffered
considerable alteration over the centuries.

Portimao (Algarve): Full Day Excursion to Faro, Olhao and Tavira
Drive through the east coast of the Algarve to the village of Tavira a labyrinth of pretty streets. Then we continue to Olhao to visit the fishermen quarter and to Faro city with the Roman walls, the cathedral and the church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo. 

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

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



Faro is the administrative centre for the whole of the Algarve region. The city has both Arab and Roman ruins but most of the present attractive older buildings were constructed after the disastrous earthquake of both 1755 and 1532. The Moors who occupied the town in the 8th Century originally gave the city it the name of Ossónoba and developed it into a trading port until 1249. They were then defeated by the forces of Dom Afonso III. During the 500 years of Moorish occupation there were some Jewish inhabitants in Faro who were kept busy printing copies of the Old Testament.
 
Particularly attractive is the old part of the city surrounded still by the Roman walls which date back to the 9th. Inside a spacious open square that was once the site of the Roman Forum is a 13th Century Cathedral that faces the 18th Century Episcopal palace. An interesting building is the neighbouring 16th Century Convent that is now turned into the home of the city’s archaeological museum. The "golden" church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo is claimed to be the best example of gold-leaf woodwork in southern Portugal.
 
Next to the small boat basin bordering the Praça de Dom Francisco Gomes is a small Naval Museum composed of scale model boats and galleons showing the maritime history of the coast. Faro is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 17.000 hectares and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.
 
The Olhao fishermen’s district is a nice place to visit, where you can see the whitewashed houses, some of them with tiles and flat roofs. Here, narrow streets cover the district and its possible to see the Moorish influence. If the visitor climbs to the bell tower of Nossa Senhora do Rosario church, they can contemplate all the city.
The fishermen's quarter is located between the quay on the Ria Formosa and the earth of the city defined by the main church. The streets that border the Avenida da República, itself a symbol of the urban development that took place at the turn of the century, reflect a city of industrials and ship-owners who grew rich from the fish processing business and trade, displaying their wealth by decorating their homes with verandas, tiles, carved stonework and wrought iron.
 
Tavira has a really nice old city centre made up by a labyrinth of streets with beautiful pavements. The centre hides gardens and wooded squares, churches, and worth-to-visit mansions. Visit the Misericordia church built between 1541 and 1551 and considered the most important Renaissance building in Algarve. The city also has a small fishing port.

 
Algarve History (3 - 4 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. During the morning enjoy a private guided tour to Lagos with visit to Golden Chapel. Lagos was the point of origin for many voyages during the Age of Discovery, and is now one of Algarve's liveliest historic towns and with some of the region's finest beaches.
 
Right by the city; enjoy the charm of these rock-enclosed beaches and the seafront restaurants with their menus featuring the pick of the sea’s produce.
 
Tour continues to Sagres, the southwestern tip of Europe and one of Algarve's most historical sites and a place of romantic pilgrimage.
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Algarve History (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Departure towards the region of Algarve, to know the magnificent beaches and scenery of the region.
 
Travel along the coast towards Ponta de Sagres, enjoy a magnificent view of Ponta da Piedade. Near one of the most western points of the European continent, after Cabo da Roca is the Cape of S. vicente, where one marvels at a lighthouse under cliffs.
 
Next stop will be Lagos. Enjoy a visit to the Golden Gate of St. Anthony and the former slave market near the statue of Prince Henry the Navigator.
 
Time for lunch (not included) in a local restaurant.
 
After lunch, head towards Silves. Enjoy a private tour of the Moorish Castle, the impressive Gothic Cathedral.
 
Your continued visit to the Monchique Mountains. Enjoy the green hills, fresh air, tranquility and spectacular views of the highest point of the Algarve - Foia. Enjoy a visit to the quiet village of Caldas de Monchique.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
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Tangier

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!

Tangier - Half day city tour - 4 hours
Explore some of the main highlights of Tangier and get an introduction to its history and culture.   
 
ADDED VALUES:
  • Get an introduction to Moroccan history whilst visiting Tagier main attractions such as the American Legation and the grand Socco.
 
DURATION               
4 hours 
 

INCLUDES        
  • All transfers and excursions in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Registered driver
  • All tours as described in the program with Private Local Professional English-speaking.
  • Entrance fees to: Kasbah Museum
  • Refreshment stop includes (Moroccan pastries & tea)
  • Mineral water complimentary on board.
                
EXCLUDES    
  • Any meals or beverages, other than those mentioned above (Any extras will be charged as per consumption).
  • Any entry visa or departure tax, if applicable.
  • Any extra tips to drivers, guides, and hotel staff... etc.
  • Any sites other than mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Photography fees at antiquities sites.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
 

Tangier is a fascinating Moroccan city to visit. It has many of the things that travellers love,-a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches, and friendly people.

Contrary to popular belief the Movie Casablanca was based on the city of Tangier and not Casablanca. Tangier also has the reputation as the city of spies during the 19th and 20th centuries and this reputation came about due to its political neutrality and commercial liberty at that time. Today it is an interesting mix of North Africa, Spanish, and French cultures.

Disembark the ship and depart by air conditioned coaches on a guided transfer to visit the American Legation and the grand Socco of Tangier.

Our coaches will drop us at the entrance to the medina of Tangier where we enjoy a guide walk through the medina until we arrive at the United States legation museum.
The museum traces the history of the relationship between the United States and Morocco. As Morocco was one of the first countries to recognize its independence, the U.S established its legation in Tangier in 1821. It is the only historical monument to have remained in American possession since the birth of the American nation. Amongst a number of displays there is a letter from George Washington to Moulay Abdellah.  

From here we continue our walk through the medina with many interesting facts about the history; the architecture and everyday life are explained by our knowledgeable guide.
   
We arrive at a nice riad to enjoy a refreshment break before return to the ship.



NOTES        
  • All prices include current entrance fees as charged by the Moroccan Antiquities Authority. Should these be increased at any point, the same increase will be passed on to the quotes at that time.
  • This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those who have walking difficulties
  • Guests are advised to wear comfortable flat footwear.
  • To protect guests from the sun, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat are recommended.
  • The order of sites visited may vary, according to the original itinerary, due to unforeseen circumstances. Guests are advised not to take photos of military personnel without their consent.
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times, particularly at tourist points of interest or crowded places.
  • No reservation has yet been made for meals, guides or buses. This is subject to receiving your final written confirmation.
  • Confirmation of the tour should be received minimum 30 days prior to date.
Tangier - half day Tetouan - 5 hours
Discover the highlights of Tetouan – a city renowned for its history and culture.
 
ADDED VALUES:
  • Get an introduction to Moroccan history visiting the Hassan II square
  • Immerse in Moroccan culture whilst you pay visit to the School of Traditional Arts and Crafts or stroll in the authentic and coulourful medina and souks, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
 DURATION               
5 hours
 

INCLUDES        
  • All transfers and excursions in private air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Registered driver
  •  All tours as described in the program with Private Local Professional English-speaking.
  • Entrance fees to: Bab Akla
  • Refreshment stop includes (Moroccan pastries & tea)
  • Mineral water complimentary on board.
             
EXCLUDES    
  • Any meals or beverages, other than those mentioned above (Any extras will be charged as per consumption).
  •  Any entry visa or departure tax, if applicable.
  • Any extra tips to drivers, guides, and hotel staff... etc.
  • Any sites other than mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Photography fees at antiquities sites.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Tetouan is a Berber name which literally interpreted means "the eyes" and figuratively "the water springs". The town features a fort, squares, mosques, fountains, taverns, and one of the Kings palaces.

Disembark the ship and depart by car on a guided orientation drive through the city of Tangier en route to Tetuoan.

Drive to Tetouan ,upon arrival, We start our tour to the old Royal Palace, a 17th century building, at Place Hassan II(Hassan II Square) is itself a reflection of the Hispano-Moresque architecture. The palace is closed to public entry but its main ornate gate Bab Er-Rouah can give you a mental idea of what it's beyond and are allowed to take photos, Hassan II Square, situated where the historic and modern parts of the city converge to create the heart of the town. The square is suggestive of Andalusia with its kiosks, fountains and flower boxes, and is highlighted by buildings with wrought iron balconies and shop windows filled with imported goods.

We will have the opportunity to visit the School of Traditional Arts and Crafts, Tetouan’s famous School of Plastic Arts, the first of its kind in Morocco, has produced some of Morocco’s best painters over the past half century. and keeps alive these traditional art forms in the modern world. The city stands out for the beauty of these traditional arts including embroidery, cuisine, zullayj or mosaics, and carved and painted wooden objects. The scholars of the school are all children that come from disadvantaged backgrounds and the skills learnt gives them a new opportunity for a chance of success for their future. Your entrance fees go directly to maintaining this wonderful initiative The Medina of Tetouan has inspired many of them.

You will then have a refreshment stop nice Moroccan restaurant in the heart of Tetouan.

Our next stop is for a guided walk through the Medina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This traditional walled souk features many typical architectural traits related to its history and also a multitude of different artisans carrying out their trades.

After a very fulfilling and interesting day, we return to tangier pier to board the ship.

NOTES        
  • All prices include current entrance fees as charged by the Moroccan Antiquities Authority. Should these be increased at any point, the same increase will be passed on to the quotes at that time.
  • This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those who have walking difficulties
  • Guests are advised to wear comfortable flat footwear.
  • To protect guests from the sun, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat are recommended.
  • The order of sites visited may vary, according to the original itinerary, due to unforeseen circumstances. Guests are advised not to take photos of military personnel without their consent.
  • Guests are advised to mind their belongings at all times, particularly at tourist points of interest or crowded places.
  • No reservation has yet been made for meals, guides or buses. This is subject to receiving your final written confirmation.
  • Confirmation of the tour should be received minimum 30 days prior to date.
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Malaga

Private Car & Driver

Malaga - 2019 Private Car & Driver Guided Sightseeing (4 Hour) - Provided by Plus Travel Spain

Malaga Guided Sightseeing Option:

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Málaga.

First, enjoy a tour of the 14th Century Castle of Gibralfaro. Joined to the Citadel by a stretch of wall, the castle gives the best views of the city. At the foot of Gibralfaro is the bullring and the historic quarter of the city.

In the center of town stands the Cathedral (16th to 18 th 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.

Historic Málaga offers countless spots and corners full of local color that you will see on a walking tour. 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 Juderia, or Jewish Quarter, was in the eastern part of the city.

Located between the Alameda Principal and the Paseo de Espańa, Malaga 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. It covers an area of 30,000 square metres counting the rose garden surrounded by orange and cypress trees next to the City Council building and the Jardines de Puerta Oscura gardens.

Your tour will conclude at the pier.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to guide and driver*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Malaga - 2019 Private Car & Driver At Your Leisure (4 Hour) - Provided by Plus Travel Spain

Malaga At Your Leisure Option:

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 4 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver **

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature

*Mileage restrictions may apply.


**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

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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Cartagena (Spain)

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!

Cartagena: Historical Half Day City Tour

Visit the Sea Wall, the roman theatre, the modernist architecture, the cathedral from the 13th century, the old quarter, City Hall square and Naval museum.

3 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



Carthaginians and Romans took an interest in this maritime enclave, from whose Latin title, Cartago Nova, comes its current name. Cartagena was also under Arab domination until Fernando III the Saint reconquered it and incorporated it into the kingdom of Castile. Its port was hugely important in the War of Spanish Succession and the in the War of Independence.

The Sea Wall, built by Carlos III (18th century), marks the boundaries of its historic quarter. Facing the Mediterranean are two features which are clearly linked to the sea: the prototype submarine designed by the inventor from Cartagena Isaac Peral and the National Museum of Maritime Archaeology. This museum, on the Navidad dyke, also houses the National Centre of Underwater Archaeological Investigation. Through its discoveries, we can learn about aspects of naval construction, trade and navigation developed in the ancient world.


The entrance to the town centre is dominated by the Palacio Consistorial or City Hall, a gem of modernist architecture from the early 20th century. On the way to the Torres Park (behind the Sea Wall) is the Old Cathedral. It is the oldest church in Cartagena (13th century), whose remains stand on the steps of a Roman Theatre discovered in 1987. This structure dates from the 1st century BC and is one of the most important in Spain along with the theatre in Mérida. Other fine examples of the city's Roman splendour are the remains of the Amphitheatre (in the Bullring), the Molinete Archaeological Zone, the Colonnade of the Lower Moorish Quarter and the Byzantine Wall, which, despite its name, is also Roman. In Torres Park is the Castle of la Concepción. Standing on a hill, it has been a fortress of Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Castilians.


To see Cartagena's modernist architecture, take a walk around calle Mayor, which starts at City Hall Square, and the surrounding streets. Gathered here are the Casa Cervantes and Casa Llagostera, works by the Cartagena architect Victor Beltrí, whose characteristic features are miradors, ironwork and bronze reliefs of allegorical figures. Other buildings representing this artistic trend are the Casino, the Gran Hotel, the Train Station and the Casa Maestre and Casa Dorda. Next to the walled historic quarter is the Military Arsenal, completed during the reign of Carlos III. Also linked to the history of Cartagena, you can visit the Naval Museum, on the edge of the modern city. Exhibited here are navigating instruments from ancient vessels, maps and charts, alongside models of all kinds of ships. It is also worth visiting the fishing district of Santa Lucía.

Cartagena: Murcia & Cartagena Full Day Excursion
Visit Cartagena with the Sea Wall, the roman theatre, the modernist architecture, the cathedral from the 13th century, the old quarter, City Hall square and Naval museum. Then drive for 45 minutes to the capital city of Murcia to visit the cathedral, Episcopal palace, the church of la Merced & the Salzillo museum.

8 hour tour
Morning or 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 entrance to the town center of Cartagena is dominated by the Palacio Consistorial or City Hall, a gem of modernist architecture from the early 20th century. On the way to the Torres Park (behind the Sea Wall) is the Old Cathedral. It is the oldest church in Cartagena (13th century), whose remains stand on the steps of a Roman Theatre discovered in 1987. This structure dates from the 1st century BC and is one of the most important in Spain along with the theatre in Mérida. Other fine examples of the city's Roman splendour are the remains of the Amphitheatre (in the Bullring), the Molinete Archaeological Zone, the Colonnade of the Lower Moorish Quarter and the Byzantine Wall, which, despite its name, is also Roman. In Torres Park is the Castle of la Concepción. Standing on a hill, it has been a fortress of Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Castilians.
 
To see Cartagena's modernist architecture, take a walk around calle Mayor, which starts at City Hall Square, and the surrounding streets. Gathered here are the Casa Cervantes and Casa Llagostera, works by the Cartagena architect Victor Beltrí, whose characteristic features are miradors, ironwork and bronze reliefs of allegorical figures. Other buildings representing this artistic trend are the Casino, the Gran Hotel, the Train Station and the Casa Maestre and Casa Dorda. Next to the walled historic quarter is the Military Arsenal, completed during the reign of Carlos III. 
 
Although the lands of Murcia have been populated for more than 2,000 years, the foundation of Murcia capital did not come until 831, when the emir of Córdoba Abd-al-Rahman II ordered a walled city to be built on the banks of the river Segura and made it into the capital of the caliph's province.
 
The old city sits next to the Segura, with historic streets which have retained the names of the guilds which once occupied them, such as the shopping streets of Platería, Trapería and Vidrieros (Silversmiths, Rags and Glass makers).
The square of Cardinal Belluga houses two of Murcia capital's architectural gems, the Episcopal Palace (18th century), with a rococo façade and a churrigueresque courtyard, and the Cathedral. This temple, which was begun at the end of the 14th century, stands out because of the superimposition of styles. Drawing attention, for example, is its singular and richly-sculptured baroque façade, and, along with it, the tremendous tower measuring 92 meters in height. Outstanding on the inside, meanwhile, is the Vélez Chapel, a magnificent example of the florid Gothic style.
The baroque style is well-represented in Murcia through religious buildings such as the church of la Merced, originally from the 16th century and rebuilt in the 18th century), the convent church of Santa Ana, the church of Santo Domingo, San Nicolás or San Miguel.
It is also worth seeing some of the city's more significant 19th-century buildings. The City Hall, the Romea Theatre and the Casino. This last building has a Neoclassic façade and a beautiful Arab-influenced interior courtyard. The Salzillo Museum contains a delightful collection of processional carvings by one of the most emblematic sculptors of the 18th century.

 
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Ibiza

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!

Ibiza: Historical Ibiza Half Day City Tour
We will visit the Sa Penya lower city and Dalt Vila declared World Heritage Site, surrounded by well preserved Renaissance walls. The Cathedral, City Hall and Church of Santo Domingo.
 
3 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

 
Presently, the city is divided into Sa Penya, known as "ciudad baja" (lower city) and Dalt Vila, a monumental area located on the higher part of the city, declared World Heritage Site. Dalt Vila is surrounded by well preserved Renaissance walls, built by King Carlos V, which served as a model for walls and fortresses in the New World. The considerable height of its bastions provides a gorgeous view to the city and the port under it.

The Portal de ses Taules is the gate to the walled enclosure, with remarkable buildings inside, like the City Hall, located in the old convent of Predicadores, the church of Santo Domingo and the chapel of Sant Salvador. The cathedral, erected on top of an ancient mosque, has a sober Gothic structure, built in the 14th century and later remodelled in the 18th century. One of the most valuable pieces of precious metalwork that are kept inside is a gold-plated silver monstrance. Sharing the same square as the cathedral, the Episcopal Palace stands out, with its distinguished gateway. Another remarkable building is the Castell o Almudaina, the tallest building in the capital, with its great Arab dungeon. 
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At Sea
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Cavalaire-sur-Mer
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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
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Seabourn: Seabourn Encore

Seabourn has officially debuted Seabourn Encore. This new ship is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey in 2009, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched.

To further advance its mission with Seabourn Encore, Seabourn enlisted the participation of master designer Adam D. Tihany. Although the architecture of Seabourn Encore is not radically different from Seabourn’s other three ships, Tihany’s vision is present throughout the ship. There is a new softness and a curvaceous elegance to his designs that reflect a noticeably bespoke aesthetic. The vessel exudes ultra-luxury with design elements often found in private yachts. Nautical visual elements are employed with an exceptional intelligence and sophistication. And, true to his vision, Tihany has enriched the entire ship with an impressive array of unexpected surprises and subtle transformations for guests to continually discover and delight in --- but those, as he so wisely says, are not meant to be described, but rather to be discovered.

Dining

Some of life's most cherished moments occur around the table, and every meal with Seabourn is another opportunity to celebrate. Seabourn’s award-winning cuisine starts with the finest quality ingredients, infused with authentic regional flavors, prepared á la minute by our skilled chefs and served with pride.

Multiple dining options including The Grill is a unique culinary concept for Chef Keller, exclusive to Seabourn.

The Grill by Thomas Keller

Inspired by the classic American chophouse, The Grill focuses on updated versions of iconic dishes. Guests setting foot inside the elegant dining room will be treated to table-side preparations of Caesar salad and ice cream sundaes as well as a range of other steakhouse favorites like Lobster Thermidor and creamed spinach, presented a la carte. The timeless menu will draw on the freshest products from artisan purveyors. A cocktail program and wine list of domestic and old world labels complement the menu.
Activities
A day on a Seabourn ship offers delightful diversions for activity or relaxation. Greet the sun for an on-deck yoga stretch, or roll over and snooze until later. Run on a sea-view treadmill in the gym, or indulge in a massage at the spa. Attend a fascinating lecture, or lounge on your private veranda as you read the news with PressReader. Try the nine-hole putting course, or test your luck at the Casino. Visit the salon for a facial, take a dip in the pool, or you can even watch a first-run movie in bed (with popcorn).

Daytime Activities

Work out in your ship's well-equipped fitness center, with cardio and resistance equipment. Strengthen your core with complimentary Pilates and yoga classes, or book a private session with a personal trainer. Expand your horizons in our library, at a port lecture or at one of our many inspiring enrichment programs. Enjoy a complimentary Massage MomentSM on deck. Indulge your need for pampering at the spa, or pamper your palate at a food or wine tasting. Many voyages feature our signature Caviar in the SurfSM Beach Party or a Marina DaySM, inviting you to enjoy complimentary watersports right from the back of your ship.

Nighttime Activities

Guests gather in our lounges for pre-dinner cocktails and canapés, sharing the day's adventures with each other. For some, this is their favorite part of the evening. Each night offers something new. Enjoy a sophisticated cabaret one night, or a game of Blackjack in the casino the next. You can dance the night away at The Club or enjoy listening to some piano music at the Observation Bar. Some of our signature events take advantage of the beautiful night sky, including Movies Under the StarsSM, and dancing to live music at an Evening Under the StarsSM. And, before retiring, consider a nightcap at the Sky Bar to celebrate everything you've experience on your fantastic voyage, and all that lies ahead.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2016
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2016
Previous Name
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
40350
Guests (Lowers)
Total Guests
600
Passenger Decks
Number of Crew
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
300
Suites
300
Balconies
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible
20
Helping you create the perfect day is something we take to heart at Seabourn. It's why our lounges and decks are open and inviting, the ambiance relaxed and the variety of activities offered plentiful. You'll find plenty of ways to create the perfect day, over and over again, and all the time to enjoy it. After all, this is your journey, and you can make it anything you want it to be.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Guests may use their laptop computer or other wireless internet enabled device to connect to the wireless internet service on board.

    Computer terminals are also available at Seabourn Square or in the Computer Center, depending upon the ship. Pricing starts at $.40/minute. Internet Plans are available at a reduced rate and vary in price to accommodate individual needs. Packages are interchangeable between the private computer terminals and your wireless device.

    Satellite internet access is significantly slower than land-based high-speed connections, and subject to occasional interruption or disruption for reasons beyond Seabourn's control. Certain websites and services may be restricted due to limited bandwidth. Internet access onboard the ship is best for email communication or web browsing only. If you have any questions prior to sailing, please contact your Travel Professional or Seabourn Reservations at (866)755-5619.

  • Medical Emergencies
    Onboard medical facilities are equipped to provide care for unexpected illness and accidents. These basic facilities are not intended or designed for ongoing treatment of pre-existing conditions. If you anticipate a need for medical services, your special requirement must be cleared in writing with Seabourn before your booking can be finalized.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Seabourn ships do not have specialized facilities and/or treatment required for childbirth, prenatal and early infant care. Those facilities may also not be obtainable ashore in ports of call. Accordingly, Seabourn cannot accept a booking or carry any guest who will be 24 completed weeks or more pregnant on the last day of the intended cruise. All pregnant women are required to produce a physician’s letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel, and that the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery (EDD).

  • Smoking Policy
    For the comfort of all guests, most public areas on board are smoke-free. Cigarette smoking is permitted ONLY in the following areas:

    • Observation Bar/Lounge – On the starboard side (except during coffee and tea service hours)
    • Sky Bar – At the bar and starboard side deck area (except during Sky Grill food service on Seabourn Pride, Spirit & Legend)
    • Seabourn Square Terrace and Club Terrace – on the starboard side deck area

    Guests are asked to refrain from smoking pipes and cigars anywhere inside the ship, including in guest suites, on verandas and balconies. Cigar and pipe smoking is permitted ONLY on open decks (Seabourn Pride, Spirit & Legend) and ONLY on the starboard side deck area of Seabourn Square Terrace on Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn & Quest. If you have any doubts about any area, please consult your onboard staff.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Guests with special dietary needs are asked to notify Seabourn at the time of booking or, at the latest, six weeks before sailing. Guests are also encouraged to take advantage of My Seabourn, where you may personalize your Seabourn cruise experience, select your dining preferences, and manage your reservations and Seabourn Club information. Every effort will be made to comply with special dietary requests.

    For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are not life-threatening, please contact our Reservations Department at 1-800-929-9391.

    For guests with life-threatening food allergies, Seabourn requires that guests provide detailed information to the Access & Compliance Department by completing a Special Requirements Information form (SRI). Guests should indicate on this form which foods may potentially cause a severe reaction. For additional information please visit the Accessible Cruising section of Seabourn's website.

    Guests with a variety of severe food allergies sail with Seabourn regularly. The galley staff on board is accustomed to, and experienced in, dealing with these types of needs. The galley itself has many different areas of food preparation, which can help reduce the possibility of cross-contamination. It is important to note, however, that meals are prepared in open galleys on board the ships, thus there is always the possibility of some cross-contamination. As such, Seabourn cannot guarantee that a guest will not come in contact with those items. Although the Access & Compliance Department will provide the ship with an advance notice of all food allergies detailed on an SRI submitted to them, it is recommended that guests also contact the Maitre d’ upon boarding to review the details of these special dietary needs.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Seabourn is committed to providing safe, easy, and accessible accommodations for all persons with disabilities, to the extent that is feasible.

    Seabourn does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability. However, some needs require adequate time to prepare for a guest's arrival. It is recommended that guests make every effort to contact the Access & Compliance Department and to submit a Special Requirements Information form (SRI) well in advance of the departure date. It is recommended that guests submit an SRI upon booking or a minimum of 45 days prior to departure.

    Guests who are unable to care for their basic needs (e.g. dressing, eating, and attending safety drills) MUST have a capable traveling companion. The medical staff on board is not available for daily care unless an individual is hospitalized in the ship's Medical Center. In limited situations (either on board or ashore), Seabourn may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements, such as if an individual with a disability is unable to satisfy certain specified safety and other criteria, even when provided with appropriate auxiliary aids and services.

    WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY ONBOARD
    Seabourn's vessels have specially designed suites for guests who need mobility assistance. If you have not booked one of these accessible suites but instead will be using a standard suite, you need to know about some limitations that adversely impact maneuverability, especially ingress and egress into bathrooms. For example, bathroom dimensions, doorsills, and the height of bathtubs in standard suites are often difficult to negotiate for guests who have limited mobility. Additionally, standard suite doors and hallways may be too narrow for a wheelchair or scooter to maneuver into and out of the suite. Please note: For safety reasons, these mobility devices must be stored and charged in the guests' suites. If you have booked a non-accessible suite, you should know that most suite entry doors measure 23 inches wide.

    Quest, Sojourn and Odyssey:
    The Quest, Sojourn, and Odyssey offer Wheelchair Accessible Suites with features such as wider entry doors, roll-in showers with grab bars, benches/seats, hand-held shower nozzles, and lowered closet and towel rods. If you have booked a Wheelchair Accessible Suite, you should know that Wheelchair accessible suite entry doors measure a minimum of 32 inches wide.

    Accessible suite locations are noted on the Deck Plans for each ship

    PERSONAL MOBILITY EQUIPMENT ONBOARD
    For the safety of all guests and crew and to enhance accessibility, Seabourn strongly recommends that all personal electric mobility equipment meet the following criteria:

    • Width: 23" maximum in order to be accommodated in a standard suite, unless collapsible to a width of 23" or less
    • Weight: 100 lbs. maximum without battery
    • Batteries: Must be Gel or Dry Cell or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) only

    Seabourn recognizes that for some people, a larger scooter may be essential. If you believe you need a larger scooter, please contact the Access & Compliance Department to discuss your requirements. For the safety of all guests and crew, scooters and other mobility equipment need to be securely stored and charged in the guest's suite; not in hallways or elevator lobbies. Scooters left in hallways and elevator lobbies could restrict people needing to travel through these areas in an emergency, particularly other guests using mobility aids.

    Seabourn is not able to provide complimentary wheelchair assistance for any purpose other than embarkation, disembarkation, and emergency situations. Seabourn wheelchairs are not available for shore excursions or for use on board. If you will require regular use of a wheelchair, it is recommended that you bring your own wheelchair with you. You may also make advance rental arrangements prior to your sailing and have a wheelchair delivered directly to the ship for use on board and in ports of call.

    Seabourn recommends Special Needs at Sea and CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist as vendors for delivery of mobility devices. Please contact these vendors directly for pricing and availability.

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
    Website: SpecialNeedsAtSea.com

    CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist
    Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    Email: csa@carevacations.com
    Website: CareVacations.com

    SHORESIDE WHEELCHAIR ASSISTANCE

    Airports and/or Train Stations
    Wheelchair assistance that is requested for airports or train stations must be done directly through the airline or rail station. Seabourn is not able to arrange for wheelchair assistance at airports or train stations.

    Land Tours and/or Shore Excursions
    Because facilities in ports around the world vary significantly, wheelchair accommodations may not be available for some land tours and/or shore excursions. Furthermore, many transportation vehicles around the world do not have wheelchair lifts. It may be necessary for Seabourn to make alternate transportation arrangements such as a sedan vehicle. This requires that a guest who uses a wheelchair be able to transfer from their wheelchair to the front or back seat of a sedan. Due to the limited number of lift-equipped vehicles in foreign locations, guests may incur additional costs for transportation related to airport transfers, shore excursions, and tour/hotel packages. Please note, lift equipped transportation within the United States may be arranged without additional costs. For information on alternative transportation arrangements and associated costs please contact the Access & Compliance Department. Please advise Seabourn as far in advance as possible of any special needs for transfers. This will help to ensure availability of the appropriate vehicle(s) and for Seabourn to provide an estimate of additional associated costs. Guests should be aware that certain third party shore excursion facilities may not be fully accessible to guests with disabilities. Although Seabourn endeavors to make sure these companies comply with legal requirements, they cannot guarantee that all are able to provide facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For detailed information on accessibility of shore excursions, it is strongly recommend that guests contact the Shore Excursions Department prior to embarkation at 1-800-984-3225 (or locally at 206-626-9187) or visit the Shore Excursions Office on board.

    Please be advised that all pre-arranged mobility equipment rentals must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, guests assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by the guest or on guest's behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between the guest and the service provider. Seabourn recommends contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.

    SERVICE ANIMALS
    Only service animals are permitted on board Seabourn ships. Service animals are defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Seabourn does not permit guests to bring pets, therapy/companion animals, and other animals that do not meet the definition of service animals. Any questions regarding service animals may be addressed by the Access & Compliance Department.

    Your itinerary may include ports of call that have very specific and strict requirements that need to be met prior to service animals being allowed off the ship. Please be sure you understand these requirements for each port of call. The best places to obtain specific information on required documentation and immunizations for your service animal are the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website, local customs offices in the specific ports, and from your service animal's veterinarian. All documentation and immunization requirements are established by government authorities and not by Seabourn. Should you need assistance in locating this information, please contact the Access & Compliance Department.

    To board the ship, service animals must have current vaccinations. Records confirming the vaccination status should be provided to the Access & Compliance Department prior to your departure. It is also recommended that you carry the immunization records with you in case they are required at any port of call. If you do not have the proper documentation and proof of vaccinations for your service animal, or if there are local quarantine requirements, your service animal will be denied the right to leave the ship. If your service animal is denied the right to leave the ship, the staff on board will work with you to determine what actions may be possible to allow you to visit the port without your service animal. Please note that in your absence, you will need to provide for the care and supervision of your service animal. Except in those circumstances where your service animal has been denied disembarkation, you may not leave your service animal unattended on the vessel or in your suite at any time.

    DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING GUESTS
    To help maximize the cruise experience for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, Seabourn has made the following items available:

    • With advance notice, suite kits that include a visual and tactile alert for someone knocking at the door, the phone ringing, or an alarm.
    • Suite televisions capable of showing closed captioning (some satellite feeds do not transmit with captioning, so this feature is available only when the signal the ship receives has captioning).
    • Telephones with amplified sound for suites.
    • Assistive Listening Systems with portable receivers (available on Quest, Sojourn and Odyssey only) in the show lounges to assist guests who are hard of hearing during performances.
    • Written safety information and a copy of the lifeboat drill safety speech.

    BLIND OR LOW VISION GUESTS
    To help maximize the cruise experience for guests who are blind or have low vision, Seabourn has made the following items available:

    • Downloadable daily activities, news, and menus for guests with laptops with screen reader programs.
    • With 45 days notice, large print or Braille menus describing the inspired cuisine offered across a myriad of venues, from the elegant Dining Room to the casual dining options.
    • A familiarization tour of the vessel upon arrival.

    OXYGEN DELIVERIES ONBOARD
    Guests requiring continuous or intermittent oxygen for chronic conditions must make their own arrangements prior to travel. Seabourn ships are not equipped to provide guests with these services other than on an emergency basis in the Ship's Medical Center. For security and safety reasons, Seabourn has selected CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist and Special Needs at Sea as the only outside vendors permitted to deliver oxygen supplies to their ships. Oxygen and/or oxygen equipment deliveries will NOT be accepted from any other companies.

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
    Website: SpecialNeedsAtSea.com

    CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist
    Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    Email: csa@carevacations.com
    Website: CareVacations.com

    Please be advised that all oxygen and oxygen equipment rental arrangements must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, guests assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by guest or on guest's behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between the guest and the service provider. Seabourn recommends contacting one of these companies to confirm arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests. Guests are also welcome, however, to bring their own oxygen and/or oxygen equipment from home. Please note that Seabourn staff and crew are not permitted to handle oxygen and/or oxygen equipment during the embarkation and disembarkation process. Thus, guests must be able to handle their supplies if they bring their own. Please contact the Access & Compliance Department prior to sailing if you will require oxygen while on your cruise.

    Please Note: In accordance with FAA regulations, airlines have restrictions concerning traveling with oxygen and oxygen containers. It is the traveler’s responsibility to be familiar with and in compliance of the regulations of the airline they are traveling on.

    CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
    Seabourn does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability. They seek to the extent feasible to accommodate the needs of all individuals with disabilities, including children. However, due to the sensitivity of caring for any child, with or without a disability, they must first determine what the child's specific needs are so they may properly evaluate and determine the best and safest way to meet these needs. Seabourn encourages families to contact the Access & Compliance Department prior to their cruise, to evaluate and determine what the child's specific needs will be and how best to accommodate those needs.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESSIBLE CRUISING
    For additional information on the ship's facilities or ability to accommodate guests’ needs that may not be covered in this section, please feel free to contact the Access & Compliance Department at:

    • Phone: 866-530-2193 (or locally at 206-626-9183)
    • TTY: 800-254-8669
    • Email: access@seabourn.com

    For post sailing questions or concerns please contact the Guest Relations Department at:

    • Phone: 800-628-2298 (or locally at 206-626-9181)
    • Email: guestrelations@seabourn.com

    For information regarding the Transportation Security Administration’s Screening Tips for Persons with Disabilities, please visit the Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions section of their website at www.tsa.dhs.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Nightclub
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • DVD Player
  • Exclusive Amenities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Private Safe
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Suites
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Live Bands
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Traditional Assigned Seating
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    The ship has a small but modern basic medical facility that is staffed by a doctor and a nurse. This facility is equipped to provide medical care for illness or accidents that may arise during the cruise, but is not intended to provide ongoing medical treatment. Since the ship will either be at sea or in ports where availability of medical facilities and pharmaceutical products may be limited, it is suggested that you bring adequate supplies of prescription medications and other health-related items.
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Full Service Spa
  • Marina
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Ping Pong
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Steam Room
  • Watersports
  • Weight Machines
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instruction
Children and Teens
  • Babysitters Available

Thoughtfully designed and tastefully curated, every Seabourn suite is filled with delightful touches prepared in anticipation of your arrival. You are greeted with iced Champagne and fresh fruit, a bar stocked to your preference and a luxurious environment in which to unwind or graciously entertain friends. Throughout your voyage, your personal suite stewardess cheerfully ensures everything remains just as you wish.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of December 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

Wintergarden Suite (WG) Call for Price
Wintergarden Suite
  • Category: WG
  • Deck 8
Inside space of 914 sq.ft. (85 sq.m) plus one veranda totaling 183 sq.ft (17 sq.m). Suites 743-744.

Room Amenities:

  • Dining for six
  • Bathtub
  • Guest bath
  • Convertible sofa-bed for one
  • Pantry with wet bar
  • Glass-enclose solarium with tub and day bed
  • Two closets
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Complimentary internet/Wi-Fi service
Signature Suite (SS) Call for Price
Signature Suite
  • Category: SS
  • Deck 8
Inside space of 859 sq. ft. (79.7 sq. m) plus one veranda totaling 493 sq. ft. (45.8 sq. m); Suites 700-701

Room Amenities:

  • Forward-facing windows
  • Dining for four to six
  • Whirlpool bathtub
  • Guest bath
  • Pantry with wet bar
  • Two closets
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Complimentary internet/Wi-Fi service
Owner's Suite (OW) Call for Price
Owner's Suite
  • Category: OW
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
Approximately 526 sq. ft. (49 sq.m.) – 593 sq. ft. (55 sq.m.) plus veranda totaling between 133 sq. ft. (12 sq.m.) – 354 sq. ft. (33 sq.m.); Suites 600 & 601 are subject to noise when anchoring.

Room Amenities:

  • Dining for four
  • Separate bedroom
  • Guest bath
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Pantry with wet bar
  • Convertible sofa for one
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Complimentary internet/Wi-Fi service
Penthouse Spa Suite (PS) Call for Price
Penthouse Spa Suite
  • Category: PS
  • Deck 11
516 to 538 sq. ft. (48 – 50 sq. m.) of inside space, plus expansive aft-facing private verandas of 172 sq. ft. (16 sq. m.).

Room Amenities:

  • Separate bedroom
  • Glass door to veranda
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Spacious bathroom with tub and shower
  • Large vanity
Penthouse Suite (PH) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: PH
  • Deck 11
  • Deck 10
Approximately 436 sq. ft (41 sq.m.) plus one veranda totaling 98 sq.ft. (9.1 sq.m.); Suites 912, 914-923, 925

Room Amenities:

  • Separate bedroom
  • Glass door to veranda
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Spacious bathroom with tub and shower
  • Large vanity
Veranda Suite (V6) Call for Price
Veranda Suite
  • Category: V6
  • Deck 11
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: Approximately 300 (28 sq.m.) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 (6 sq.m.)
Approximately 365 sq. ft. (34 sq. m); Suites 812-831

Room Amenities:

  • Comfortable living area
  • Queen-size bed or two twin beds
  • Dining table for two
  • Walk-in closet
  • Interactive flat-screen television
  • Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Makeup vanity
  • Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower
Veranda Suite (V5) Call for Price
Veranda Suite
  • Category: V5
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: Approximately 300 (28 sq.m.) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 (6 sq.m.)
Approximately 365 sq. ft. (34 sq.m.); Suites 618-634, 636-658

Room Amenities:

  • Comfortable living area
  • Queen-size bed or two twin beds
  • Dining table for two
  • Walk-in closet
  • Interactive flat-screen television
  • Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Makeup vanity
  • Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower
Veranda Suite (V4) Call for Price
Veranda Suite
  • Category: V4
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: Approximately 300 (28 sq.m.) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 (6 sq.m.)
Approximately 365 sq. ft. (34 sq. m); Suites 802-811

Room Amenities:

  • Comfortable living area
  • Queen-size bed or two twin beds
  • Dining table for two
  • Walk-in closet
  • Interactive flat-screen television
  • Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Makeup vanity
  • Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower
Veranda Suite (V3) Call for Price
Veranda Suite
  • Category: V3
  • Deck 11
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: Approximately 300 (28 sq.m.) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 (6 sq.m.)
Approximately 365 sq. ft. (34 sq.m.); Suites 602-617

Room Amenities:

  • Comfortable living area
  • Queen-size bed or two twin beds
  • Dining table for two
  • Walk-in closet
  • Interactive flat-screen television
  • Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Makeup vanity
  • Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower
Veranda Suite (V2) Call for Price
Veranda Suite
  • Category: V2
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: Approximately 300 (28 sq.m.) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 (6 sq.m.)
Approximately 365 sq. ft. (34 sq.m.); Suites 518-533

Room Amenities:

  • Comfortable living area
  • Queen-size bed or two twin beds
  • Dining table for two
  • Walk-in closet
  • Interactive flat-screen television
  • Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Makeup vanity
  • Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower
  • Veranda railings are part metal and glass from floor to teak rail.
Veranda Suite (V1) Call for Price
Veranda Suite
  • Category: V1
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: Approximately 300 (28 sq.m.) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 (6 sq.m.)
Approximately 365 sq. ft. (34 sq.m.); Suites 502-517

Room Amenities:

  • Comfortable living area
  • Queen-size bed or two twin beds
  • Dining table for two
  • Walk-in closet
  • Interactive flat-screen television
  • Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Makeup vanity
  • Spacious bathroom with shower
Veranda Suite Guarantee (OB) Call for Price
Veranda Suite Guarantee
  • Category: OB
Rates are cruise only, per person, unless otherwise stated, based on double occupancy. Government fees and taxes of $415, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes are additional unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 12
Deck 11

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Spa Suite (PS)
  • Penthouse Suite (PH)
  • Veranda Suite (V6)
  • Veranda Suite (V3)
Deck 10

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Penthouse Suite (PH)
  • Veranda Suite (V6)
Deck 9

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Veranda Suite (V4)
  • Veranda Suite (V6)
  • Veranda Suite (V1)
Deck 8

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Wintergarden Suite (WG)
  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Veranda Suite (V4)
  • Veranda Suite (V6)
  • Signature Suite (SS)
  • Veranda Suite (V2)
Deck 7

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OW)
  • Veranda Suite (V5)
  • Veranda Suite (V3)
  • Veranda Suite (V1)
Deck 6

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite (V5)
  • Veranda Suite (V3)
Deck 5

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite (V2)
Deck 4
Deck 3
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Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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