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Barcelona/Venice
19-night Mediterranean Cruise
July 18, 2019
Silversea Cruises: Silver Whisper
Barcelona/Venice
Vacation Offer ID 1316994
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Cruise Inclusions

  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship*
  • Transportation into Town

*Every guest will receive one free hour of Wi-Fi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited Wi-Fi.

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
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
07/18/2019 07/18/2019
Provence (Marseille)

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!

Marseille Shore Excursion - Marseille - 8 hours
Marseille is, first of all, ancient. Started by the Phoenician around 600-BC (ignoring of course the Ligurians who already lived here), taken over by the Greeks in 540 BC, and conquered by the Romans two thousand years ago, 


HIGHLIGHTS 
  • OLD HARBOR - Vieux Panier
  • MUCEM Museum
  •  Sightseeing tour along the Corniche Road up to the Notre Dame de La Garde Cathedral.
 
End of the tour at your ship
 
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

 
Package Include 
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
-  English speaking licensed guide 
- All entrance fees
- All tax and Vat 
 
Do not include 
- Lunch 
- Gratuities 
- Travel Insurance and personal expenses 

Departure dates : all day , all year  
May 1st - due to French law, cost double

 
Marseille Shore Excrusion - Alpilles - 8 hours

Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a visit of the Alpilles 
 
Depart for the Alpilles, this chain of limestone hills runs east-west, and is where bauxite was first discovered (named after the village of Baux-de-Provence). The Alpilles are an extension of the Luberon Mountains, which stretch out to the east

HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • Saint Remy

Situated in the heart of the Alpilles, Saint Rémy is one of the "must-sees" in Provence. Surrounded by lush green perfumed valleys, its ancient streets are lined with beautifully restored old houses...
 

  • Baux de provence

Your journey will then continue with a visit of Les Baux de Provence. This village is situated in the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky plateau 245m high. Brilliant views of Arles, the Camargue and the Alpilles can be seen from the look-out points! 


 Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Moderate


Package includes
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
- English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal

- Entrance fee to Baux de Provence Castel 
- All tax and Vat
 
Does not include
- Lunch
- Gratuities
- Travel insurance and personal expenses
 
Departure dates

 - All day, all year - except during French Bank holidays - rate on request  for those dates

Marseille Shore Excursion - Chateauneuf du Pape - 8 hours
Meet your private English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and. Depart for a full day visit and wine tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape wine area,
 
Lunch at leisure, your guide will suggest you the best place to have lunch depending on your taste and requirements.
 
During your journey you’ll stop for a visit and wine tasting at two wine estates.

End of the tour at your ship 

 
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Light


Package includes
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
- English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal

- 2 private wine tasting 
- All tax and Vat
 
Does not include
- Lunch
- Gratuities
- Travel insurance and personal expenses
 
Departure dates
- all day, all year - except during French Bank holidays - rate on request for those dates
 
Marseille - Shore Excursion - Green Provence Tour - 8 hours -
Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a  visit of the Green Provence
 
HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Enjoy a visit and wine tasting at Le Clos du Pavillon estate.
    At this 7ha estate, 4ha of which are used to produce the grapes, a great respect for nature rules the estate. A place is like no other, where the tradition has remained since the 16th century. Production is not mechanized and everything is done manually from the budding to the harvest. This respect and love for wine make fruit flavored wines with its own
  • Enjoy lunch at Abbaye de la Celle. (To be paid on site)
    A charming restaurant in the heart of in the wine country, located in the shadow of a 12th century royal Abbey, which hosted the good and the great of this world...
  • After lunch, enjoy a wine tasting at Chateau Margui.
    A new gem in the Coteaux Varois en Provence AOC, that has produced wine for centuries, Margüi fell into oblivion in 1970. Coming back to life in year 2000, it quickly expressed its impetuous personality: 2003, Château Margüi's first vintage, turned out to be very successful. 
  • End of the tour at your ship
 
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Light


Package includes
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at Port
- English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal

- 2 private wine tasting 
- All tax and Vat
 
Does not include
- Lunch
- Gratuities
- Travel Insurance and personal expenses
 
Departure dates
 - All day, all year - except during French Bank holidays - rate on request for those dates
 
Marseille - Shore excursion Aix en Provence - 8 hours
Meet your private English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and depart for Aix en Provence.
 
Aix is surrounded by countryside full of authentic Provencal houses and traditional French style gardens. The name Aix comes from the source discovered when the city was founded in 123b.c. by the Romans. Aix was the capitol of Provence in the 15th century, wealthy merchants and local dignitaries helped turn this city into the Florence of Provence as we know it today. One can find all the beauty of the noble Provence of the17th and 18th centuries that include handsome houses and private mansions of the upper class, city squares’ bursting with flowers, ancient fountains and shaded narrow streets.
 
Discerning shoppers might instead choose the elegant boutiques in the quartier Mazarin, richest and most exclusive quarter of what is a considerably wealthy town.
 
Lunch is at your leisure; your guide will suggest the best place to have lunch depending on your taste and requirements.
 
End of the tour at your ship 

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Light

Package Include
-  Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
-  English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal

- Entrance fee to Cézanne workshop
- All tax and Vat
 
Does not include
- Lunch
- Gratuities
- Travel insurance and personal expenses
 
Departure dates
All day, all year - except  during French Bank holidays - rate on request  for those dates

 
07/19/2019 07/19/2019
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
07/20/2019 07/20/2019
Portovenere

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!

Portovenere/La Spezia: The Village of Portofino - 6 hours
Today you will be met by your local English-speaking guide for a walking tour of this charming picturesque coastal town. Portofino is one of Italy’s most romantic spots on the coast. This exclusive town is the perfect base for a stroll up into the cyprus lined hills, to capture some of the breathtaking coastal views. Visit the Castello di San Giorgio, built in the 1500s as a defense against the Turks. From here you can continue to the Punta del Capo and the Faro, an old lighthouse, where views are spectacular. Back in the central Piazzetta, visit the Divo Martino church where you can admire works by Maragliano.

Highlights:
  • Stroll into the Cyprus-lined hills that surround Portofino, for breath taking coastal views
Tour Duration: 6 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 local guide (3 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Portovenere/La Spezia: Highlights of Pisa & Lucca - 6 hours
This morning meet your English-speaking driver for a sightseeing tour by private vehicle to Pisa and Lucca. Upon arrival in Pisa, meet your local English-speaking guide for a two-hour walking tour, which will include the Piazza dei Miracoli and the famous Leaning Tower.  
After lunch at leisure transfer to Lucca, a graceful and beautifully preserved town whose lovely streets are lined with old houses. Today enjoy Lucca from a different perspective with a bike ride around the city walls. Still intact with impressive ramparts, the walls took from around 1500 to 1650 to complete and now accommodate leafy parks and promenades lined with Chestnuts and Umbrella Pines. You will be transferred to a central piazza in Lucca where you will meet your local guide and pick up your bicycles and from here you will ride up onto the giant walls to enjoy the enchanting views down over the palazzo gardens and historic centre and out to the Apuane Alps.
Take a break for refreshments at San Colombano, a recently restored café in an unrivalled position astride the city walls above the San Martino Cathedral.

Highlights:
  • Walk through Pisa past the famous Leaning Tower
  • Cycle around Lucca's impressive ramparts, providing enchanting views over the palazzo gardens and historic centre
Tour Duration: 6 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 local guide (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Portovenere/La Spezia: Forte Dei Marmi - 6 hours
Today you will be picked up and transferred to Forte dei Marmi which is a popular seaside town in northern Tuscany. The town takes its name from the fortress that rises in the middle of the main square, built under Grand Duke Peter Leopold, who was to become Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, in 1788.
Here you can enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, go for a swim or go shopping.

Highlights:
  • Relax on the sandy beach at Forte dei Marmi, go for a swim or peruse the shops
Tour Duration: 6 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
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Portovenere/La Spezia: Picturesque Cinque Terre - 8 hours
As you disembark at the Portovenere port, meet your English-speaking guide and private driver for a full-day excursion of the Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre (‘Five Lands’) is built along the steep coastal cliffs of Liguria. At one time only accessible by sea, its vineyards and fishing villages are still strongly attached to their old customs and traditions. Visit Vernazza, a beautiful village consisting of tall, colourful houses and a church clustered together at the head of a sheltered cove. Manarola is a fishing village set amidst terraced vineyards where you can take a walk to see the coast and other neighboring villages. You may also wish to visit Riomaggiore, a medieval village set in a narrow valley with an interesting backdrop consisting of the strange black rock strata of this region. You will pause for a leisurely lunch along the way (to be paid locally).

Highlights:
  • Visit Vernazza, a beautiful village consisting of tall, colourful houses and the fishing village of Manarola
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 (8 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
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At Sea
07/22/2019 07/22/2019
Sorrento

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 34-foot private motorboat (or similar) with English-speaking skipper (8 hours)
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
07/23/2019 07/23/2019
Sorrento

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 34-foot private motorboat (or similar) with English-speaking skipper (8 hours)
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Siracusa
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Valletta
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At Sea
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Hydra, Greek Isle
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Santorini

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!

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour

You will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the ship, at the bottom of the cable car at the Old Port of Fira. Our lovely tour starts with a scenic drive through the plains of Santorini to picturesque Oia, the crowning glory of peace and tranquillity.

Built on the northern part of the caldera rim, it is here where many artists have been inspired due to its magnificent location with its most superb views of the caldera, the rest of the island and the Aegean Sea.. We then stop at one of the famous wineries to enjoy a wine tasting tour of the fine wines produced on the island. Our final stop is Fira, the islands capital town.

The island used to be circular, but a massive volcanic explosion around 3,500 years ago blew out the centre of the island. (Many people attribute the decline of Minoan civilization on Crete to this cataclysmic eruption. High cliffs jutting into the sea are all that's left of the crater rim.

The surrounding islands are the remains of the sides of the crater, and the sea has filled in the gaps, forming a beautiful bay. Sunsets on the island are particularly striking; all the restaurants and bars in Fira face west over the sunken volcano and the Aegean Sea.

Santorini - Traditional Cooking Experience - 5.5 hours
Upon disembarkation from the ship at the Old Port of Fira, you will be met by your English-speaking escort who will escort you (on foot) to the Selene restaurant. Upon completion of the program you can return on your own to the cable cars leading to the ship.

We will welcome you at Selene Restaurant with fresh juice, coffee and traditional Greek cookies. A lecture by Yiorgos Hatziyannakis will give you an introduction to the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini. Following the lecture, we will introduce to you the unique local products of our island. The volcanic eruption that broke the island of Santorini apart almost 3500 years ago left the dramatic caldera that you see today. With more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables: white eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.

We will introduce you to the Santorini wine, to the grape varieties and to the Santorini vineyard, and you will have the chance to sample four different wines in the wine tasting we have arranged for you. Cheeses and sausages from several other Cycladic islands, including Naxos, Syros, Ios, Tinos, brought especially for this occasion, will accompany the wines.

At about 12pm the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes will take place. You will learn how to prepare an entire Greek menu: an appetizer, a salad, a main course, and a dessert. Food items include:
  • Fava with tomato caper sauce or Tomato fritters (tomatokeftedes)
  • Eggplant salad with octopus or Taramosalata
  • Rabbit with egg- cheese sauce or Lamb in grapevine leaves
  • Cheese and honey sweet pastry or Melitinia (traditional Santorini cookie)
After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2pm. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labors accompanied by a bottle of delicious wine from Santorini.

Duration approx. 5 1/2 hours

Note: The program is available for couples and small parties of up to 8 persons

The program starts at approx. 10am. Lunch is served at 2pm.
Santorini- Akrotiri Excavations and Traditional Village of Oia (4hrs)
First stop with this guided tour will be the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri that is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. A city that has remained alive for 3.500 years beneath the lava, tells its story to today’s visitors. A visit to Akrotiri is the best way to witness the unique connection of the island of Santorini with the volcano. 

During your transfer from Akrotiri to Oia you will have the chance to see most of the majestic views of the Island as you cross.

Next, we get to visit the sophisticated and charming village of Oia situated at the north point of Santorini, which goes beyond all expectations. Oia hosts the most magnificent views over the volcanic islets and caldera, as well as demonstrating wealth from its commercial trading days by its marble flooring, art galleries and jewelry shops. Its colorful Cycladic architecture as well 52 blue domes are truly memorable.

Included:
Private local taxi, English Speaking Guide, Entrance fees to Akrotiri, Cable Car Tickets Round Trip, Sunday Holiday Guide Supplement 75% on their fee, Taxes

Not Included:
Tips to the driver and guide, Extra hour or klms use of coach, guide and driver
Akrotiri is closed on Mondays

Tour Duration: 4hrs

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Santorini Wine Roads Tour (Private) - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:

You will be met in Fira town (top of the cable car) by your Expert Sommelier and seated on a luxury air conditioned coach, where you will travel around the Island visiting three Family Estate Wineries under the continual guidance of your Sommelier. Each Winery is unique in architectural design and you will get to taste fifteen different styles of wine. Our Sommelier will initiate you into the magical artistic process from the grape to the bottle, providing all the knowledge you need whilst enjoying a series of awarded white and upcoming red wines as some of the prestigious signature dessert wines Vinsanto. You will also get a chance to take in the scenery whilst stopping off a Vineyard to see the unique cultivation technique of "Kouloura" and the specificity of soil & microclimate. It is a journey among the paths of ancient vineyards, simplicity traditional family run wineries, modern wine making techniques and most important…the Awakening of the senses whilst tasting The Finest Theraic Wines, returning, having a memorable & most enjoyable experience.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking Sommelier guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Crafting Day - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Visiting local bakery
  • Learn all the process of baking bread and making traditional sweets
  • Visiting traditional pottery studio
  • Introduction to the local pottery art
  • Learn the whole process of creating ceramics
Follow us as we show you how to bake bread and make local products and delicious sweets at the local bakery "Gregory's". Then visit the pottery studio "Choma & Nero" to learn the history behind the pottery art of Santorini and try yourself to create unique pieces of ceramics. Learn the techniques, bake your creation and enjoy the process as people did ages ago.
 
Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate
Inclusions:
  • English-speaking host
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Santorini Island Discovery - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
Begin in the village of Mesa Gonia where you will visit one of the islands greatest treasures; the little Panagia Episkopi Church built in 1115 AD, during the Byzantine period and housing one of the three most priceless icons in the world. You will then be whisked up the hill to one of the more traditional villages, Pyrgos, which also boasts the ruins of a Medieval Venetian castle. The village is overlooked solely by the Mount Profitis Ilias and as one of the highest points of Santorini, offers a fantastic view of the crescent shaped island.  Next we are off to a wine tasting at a family owned wine estate in Megalochori, where you have the opportunity to learn a little about and sip on some of the famous wines of Santorini. The Grand Finale of our tour sees you entering the gates of the ancient site of Akrotiri, also known as the "Minoan Pompeii" which was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450BC. The settlement contained sophisticated multi-story buildings and magnificent fresco paintings signifying the just how advanced the Minoans were at that stage. After this exhilarating experience our guide will bring you safely back to your hotel to enjoy the rest of your stay on Santorini.

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

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Private Catamaran Cruise - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
Your Private Catamaran Cruise begins from Vlihada Marina, sailing past the red and white beaches, and on to Akrotiri and the ancient light house. The first stop will be at the volcano and the hot springs a quick swim. Next, you will proceed to a beautiful and secluded bay for a swim and snorkeling, while the onboard chef prepares your lunch of seafood and steak barbeque. Following lunch, continue sailing through the caldera past the islands of Thirassia and Aspronissi and back towards Vlihada.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Sunset
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking driver and boat crew
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers (meeting point will be at the old port (drop off of tender boats)
  • Lunch on-board and local wine
Not Included:
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Private Cooking Class - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
We welcome you to today’s class with fresh juice, coffee and traditional Greek cookies.  Begin your introductory lecture to the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini, as well as, to the unique local products of our island. The volcanic eruption that took place in the island of Santorini almost 3500 years ago left the dramatic caldera that you see today. With more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables. White eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.
We will also enjoy cheeses and sausages from several other Cycladic islands, including Naxos, Siros, Ios and Tinos, brought especially for this occasion. At about 12.00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes will take place: 
- Fava with seafood and mastic sap
- Cold tomato soup with cheese ice cream
- Lamb with white eggplant
- 'Melitinia' (traditional cheese dessert) with tomato and caper spoon dessert

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor accompanied by bottle of delicious wine from Santorini.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking host
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Transfers
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Santorini: Sunset Private or Semi Private Catamaran Cruise - (6 Hrs)
The Sunset tour starts from Ammoudi port and finishes at the same port after the Sunset.
 
1st Stop: At the Hot Springs for mud bath at the mineral waters (approx. 30 minutes)
2nd Stop: At the White beach for swimming, snorkelling and for the barbeque on board (approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes)
3rd stop: At the Red Beach for swimming and snorkelling.
Last stop: Below Oia village to watch the sunset.
  • Tour Duration: 6hrs with lunch
  • Physical Activity Level: Moderate
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Including:
Private or Semi Private charter of the catamaran,  transfers, Pork chops or Chicken fillet or A vegetarian meal, Greek salad, Tzatziki, Italian pasta, Ntolmadakia, Eggplant salad &, Traditional greek sweetes (like baklavas), Unlimited wine, (selection nyctery), Ouzo , beers, Soft drinks & Water.
 
Not Including:  
Gratuities to the catamaran’s personnel, whatever not mentioned above.


 
Santorini: Volcano & Hotsprings by private traditional boat - (4 Hrs)
We first set sail with our private traditional sailing boat for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. We disembark and walk an ascending soil path to approach the crater of the still active Volcano.

An incredible sight, even if you are not viewing a volcano for your first time! 

We return to our boat and set sail for the second lava islet called Palea Kameni, where we find its Hot Springs and have a chance to swim in the green sulphur waters ( please don’t wear white swimsuits as they will turn to yellow permanent, and get given the change to heal any ailments in its therapeutic waters!
  • Tour Duration: 4hrs 
  • Physical Activity Level: Moderate
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Included:
Private transfers r/t, English Speaking Escort (NOT GUIDE), private traditional boat, Taxes
 
Not Included:
Tips to the driver, captain and escort, Extra hours or kilometers, meals or beverages, whatever not mentioned above


 
Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours
Meet your local guide and driver as you disembark your ship this morning for a half day exploring Santorini. Drive to Fira, where you will visit the Archaeological Museum which exhibits many items from excavations across the island such as vases from the 5th century BC and items from the Minoan age. After a short stroll in Fira, you may like to drive north to Oia, the most picturesque little town of the island, with white-washed houses, windmills and caves, perched on the very edge of the cliff.

A visit to Domain Sigalas or Boutari Wines will convince you that this small island, with some the oldest vineyards in the world, produces truly unique white wines. Or if you are an art lover you may like to visit the unique experience that is the Art Space, an art gallery set within caves of pumice rock. These carved chambers are those of a century old winery that is still in production now. The old winery production machines can be viewed alongside contemporary art from around the globe followed by a tasting of the wine produced there if you wish.

Highlights:
  • Drive to Fira to visit the Archaeological Museum before heading to Oia, the most picturesque little town on the island
  • Try some of the white wine produced on the island from some of the oldest vineyards in the world
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 guide for 4 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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Athens (Piraeus)

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!

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Take a short drive to Athens, the cradle of European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. Leave your vehicle at the foot of the rock and follow your guide uphill to visit the Acropolis and see the principal buildings: the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple.

During your visit, you will also have some free time to enjoy the magnificent view and take some photos. Continue on with a panoramic tour of the city where you will view the Olympieion (the Temple of Olympian Zeus) from the 6th Century BC, one of the largest Corinthian style temples in Greek history and Hadrian's Arch (2nd Century AD) which divided the Greek city from Hadrian's new Roman city. Arriving at Syntagma Square, see the Royal Palace, built for Otto I of Bavaria and the present-day Parliament.

In front of the Palace stands the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where two soldiers (Evzoni) stand guard continuously. Finally visit the Stadium, which stands on the site of the Ancient Stadium, laid out under Lycurgus in the 4th Century BC and rebuilt in 1896 on its original plan for the modern Olympic Games.

Notes:

  • Sun protection indispensable
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps
  • Bottle of water recommended

Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

We begin our exciting tour with a visit to the glamorous Acropolis, where we admire one of the world's masterpieces, the eternal Parthenon. The marble monuments and temples built in the classical times remind us that the Acropolis is more than the living history of Greece: it is the western world's prototype of aesthetics.

Continue with the highlights of historical and modern Athens. Enjoy the most famous historical spots in Athens including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the colourful Evzones, the ex-Royal Palace and the Panathenaikon Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held, and admire the unique perspective of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian's' Arch. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Plaka (old part of Athens).

In the afternoon (or even before lunch), continue with a visit to one of the following of your choice:

  • The National Archaeological Museum: This is the most important archaeological museum in Greece and one of the richest in the world concerning ancient Greek art. The Ancient Agora: At the foot of the Acropolis is the archaeological site of the ancient Agora. The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens; the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity; the religious and cultural centre and the seat of justice.
  • The Cycladic Arts Museum: A private museum founded ten years ago in order to present the art that was created in the Cycladic islands in the central Aegean Sea during the 3rd and 2nd millenniums BC. The sculptures on display are extremely interesting, sophisticated and modern for their time.
  • The Benaki Museum: Visit the outstanding Benaki Museum, housed in an elegant neoclassical mansion and travel through the millennia of Greek History starting from the depths of prehistory to the 20th century.

Notes:

  • Benaki Museum and Cycladic Museum will remain closed on Tuesdays
  • Sun protection is recommended
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Scenic drive (70km/43miles) along the coastal road known as "the Riviera of Attica" to Cape Sounion. Enjoy the splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Here stands the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, built near the edge of the cliff, one of the most beautiful monuments of the classical times to have survived to the present day. According to Mythology, Poseidon had his palace in the depths of the sea and his temple on a windswept rock rising above the Aegean Sea.

Enjoy the most enchanting at sunset before your transfer to the Ithaki Restaurant located on the waterfront of Vouliagmeni.

Enjoy a lovely dinner at the waterfront restaurant, Ithaki overlooking Vouliagmeni Bay and the sparkling Saronic Gulf, Ithaki is probably the best outdoor sea viewpoint of Attica. A typical Greek fishing boat at the entrance, full of crushed ice, fresh fish and lobsters of all sizes give you a hint that you are not here for steaks, although they are available. The elegant, exclusive seaside restaurant is built amphitheatrically on varying levels in a way to secure privacy and a magnificent view of the bay. The Ithaki cuisine is based mainly on traditional Greek recipes and gives priority to seafood delicacies and fresh fish. Soft piano music and songs are entertaining the guests during the whole evening. Greek hospitality and excellent service are priority at the Ithaki, ensuring clients' satisfaction!

Notes:

  • Sun protection is recommended 
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 6 1/2 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Scenic drive (70km/43miles) along the coastal road known as "the Riviera of Attica", which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, to Cape Sounion the southern-most point of the entire peninsula of Aemos (Balkans). Here stand the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, built near the edge of the cliff, one of the most beautiful monuments of the classical times to have survived to the present day. According to Mythology, Poseidon had his palace in the depths of the sea and his temple on a windswept rock rising above the Aegean Sea.

This tour is most enchanting at sunset!

Notes:

  • Sun protection is recommended
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
  • Bottle of water - recommended

Duration: Approx. 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

In the morning, you will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the cruise ship to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Enjoy a scenic drive to Delphi via the National Highway passing through the spectacular sites of Boetia, Thebes and Levadia.

Delphi is by common consent the most spectacularly beautiful ancient site in Greece and the one, which, even to the uninitiated, most vividly evokes the Classical Past.  In antiquity Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world (omphalos of the earth) and to this, and its oracle, the place owed its prestige, which extended far beyond the Greek world.  

Our visit to Delphi is divided into three parts: the Sanctuary of Apollo with the Stadion; the Castalian spring and the Sanctuary of Athena at Marmaria (from above as it is a steep ragged climb to access it); and the Museum.

Enjoy lunch at a traditional local restaurant.  En route to Athens, there will be a short stop at the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. The village is famous for its attractive hand-woven carpets and rugs as well as for its wine and cheese.

In the early evening return to Athens.


Notes:
•    Sun protection indispensable
•    Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps
•    Bottle of water recommended

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

In the morning, you will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the cruise ship to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Departure for the excursion to Corinth and Cenchreae, from the where St. Paul left for Ephesus.  Stop to view the Corinth Canal connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea.  Ancient Corinth is sited inland at the foot of Mount Acrocorinth.  The City’s ‘Long Wall’ began from the summit of the mountain, encompassed the city and ended at the port of Lechaio, which was the artificial harbor built on the shore of the Gulf of Corinth.

In the area of the city itself, the ruins are those of its Agora (Forum) as it was in the days of the Romans in the 1st century AD. On the northern side of the agora, seven of the thirty-eight columns of the Ancient Temple of Apollo (6th century BC) still stand. To the northeast of the Agora are the remains of the Theater and the Roman Odeon. Among the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Bema can be seen single structure from where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.  Corinth was the city where St. Paul created one of the biggest Christian communities in Europe.  A visit to the Museum is also included as well as a stop at the small port of Lechaio, where Paul disembarked.

Duration: Approximately 4½ hours

Notes:
•    Sun protection is recommended
•    Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
•    Bottle of water - recommended

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Take a short drive to the city of Athens, the cradle of the European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. Leave your vehicle at the foot of the rock and follow your guide uphill to visit the Acropolis and see the principal buildings: the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple. During your visit, you will also have some free time to enjoy the magnificent view and take some photos.

Continue on with a panoramic tour of the city where you will view the Olympieion (the Temple of Olympian Zeus) from the 6th Century BC, one of the largest Corinthian style temples in Greek history and Hadrian’s Arch (2nd Century AD) which divided the Greek city from Hadrian’s new Roman city. Arriving at Syntagma Square, see the Royal Palace, built for Otto I of Bavaria and the present-day Parliament. In front of the Palace stands the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where two soldiers (Evzoni) stand guard continuously.  Finally visit the Stadium, which stands on the site of the Ancient Stadium, laid out under Lycurgus in the 4th Century BC and rebuilt in 1896 on its original plan for the modern Olympic Games.

We continue onward with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Athens. The Museum was founded in 1977 in order to collect, conserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2300 years of Jewish life in Greece. Its collection, which is continuously enriched, consists of seven and a half thousand original artifacts, photographs, documents and archives, and includes diverse material pertaining to the domestic and religious life, as well as the historical course of the Greek Jews.

The permanent exhibition illustrates subject areas such as the synagogue, the Jewish Holidays, traditional costumes, the Holocaust, the cycle of life and more.

It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.                   

Opening hours of the Jewish Museum:                             Daily 09:30-14:30 
Sunday 10:00-14:00 
Saturday: closed

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours
Dominated by the remarkable Parthenon, which has stood for over 2,000 years, Athens is a city of major architectural and archaeological treasures. At Piraeus Port you will receive a warm welcome from your guide and driver who provides a captivating insight into the city’s history and culture during your full day tour.

For most, the highlight of a visit to Athens is the world famous Acropolis and the Parthenon. Dedicated to the Goddess Athena, it is one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world. This afternoon, delight in the mesmerising display of eclectic Greek and Oriental art at the Benaki Museum. Complete your day with a drive past the Panethenaic Stadium, the pure marble masterpiece that served as the original site for the modern Olympics. At the end of the tour you are privately transferred back to your cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Ascend the Acropolis to the Parthenon, one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world
  • Tour the Benaki 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
Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours
Meet your guide as you disembark your cruise ship in Piraeus and venture along the scenic coast to Cape Sounion where you visit the ancient ruined Temple of Poseidon. This temple is believed to date from the 5th century BC and was built to honour Poseidon, who ranked second only to Athena herself in terms of power. The Temple enjoys an impressive position, high on the cliffs, and has, over the centuries, been marked by many travellers’ carved signatures, including that of Lord Byron. After touring the site, you return to your cruise ship in Piraeus.

Highlights:
  • Venture along the coast to Cape Sounion to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
Tour Duration: 5 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 A&K local guide (5 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
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Rethymnon
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Santorini

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!

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour

You will be met by your English-speaking guide upon disembarkation from the ship, at the bottom of the cable car at the Old Port of Fira. Our lovely tour starts with a scenic drive through the plains of Santorini to picturesque Oia, the crowning glory of peace and tranquillity.

Built on the northern part of the caldera rim, it is here where many artists have been inspired due to its magnificent location with its most superb views of the caldera, the rest of the island and the Aegean Sea.. We then stop at one of the famous wineries to enjoy a wine tasting tour of the fine wines produced on the island. Our final stop is Fira, the islands capital town.

The island used to be circular, but a massive volcanic explosion around 3,500 years ago blew out the centre of the island. (Many people attribute the decline of Minoan civilization on Crete to this cataclysmic eruption. High cliffs jutting into the sea are all that's left of the crater rim.

The surrounding islands are the remains of the sides of the crater, and the sea has filled in the gaps, forming a beautiful bay. Sunsets on the island are particularly striking; all the restaurants and bars in Fira face west over the sunken volcano and the Aegean Sea.

Santorini - Traditional Cooking Experience - 5.5 hours
Upon disembarkation from the ship at the Old Port of Fira, you will be met by your English-speaking escort who will escort you (on foot) to the Selene restaurant. Upon completion of the program you can return on your own to the cable cars leading to the ship.

We will welcome you at Selene Restaurant with fresh juice, coffee and traditional Greek cookies. A lecture by Yiorgos Hatziyannakis will give you an introduction to the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini. Following the lecture, we will introduce to you the unique local products of our island. The volcanic eruption that broke the island of Santorini apart almost 3500 years ago left the dramatic caldera that you see today. With more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables: white eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.

We will introduce you to the Santorini wine, to the grape varieties and to the Santorini vineyard, and you will have the chance to sample four different wines in the wine tasting we have arranged for you. Cheeses and sausages from several other Cycladic islands, including Naxos, Syros, Ios, Tinos, brought especially for this occasion, will accompany the wines.

At about 12pm the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes will take place. You will learn how to prepare an entire Greek menu: an appetizer, a salad, a main course, and a dessert. Food items include:
  • Fava with tomato caper sauce or Tomato fritters (tomatokeftedes)
  • Eggplant salad with octopus or Taramosalata
  • Rabbit with egg- cheese sauce or Lamb in grapevine leaves
  • Cheese and honey sweet pastry or Melitinia (traditional Santorini cookie)
After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2pm. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labors accompanied by a bottle of delicious wine from Santorini.

Duration approx. 5 1/2 hours

Note: The program is available for couples and small parties of up to 8 persons

The program starts at approx. 10am. Lunch is served at 2pm.
Santorini- Akrotiri Excavations and Traditional Village of Oia (4hrs)
First stop with this guided tour will be the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri that is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. A city that has remained alive for 3.500 years beneath the lava, tells its story to today’s visitors. A visit to Akrotiri is the best way to witness the unique connection of the island of Santorini with the volcano. 

During your transfer from Akrotiri to Oia you will have the chance to see most of the majestic views of the Island as you cross.

Next, we get to visit the sophisticated and charming village of Oia situated at the north point of Santorini, which goes beyond all expectations. Oia hosts the most magnificent views over the volcanic islets and caldera, as well as demonstrating wealth from its commercial trading days by its marble flooring, art galleries and jewelry shops. Its colorful Cycladic architecture as well 52 blue domes are truly memorable.

Included:
Private local taxi, English Speaking Guide, Entrance fees to Akrotiri, Cable Car Tickets Round Trip, Sunday Holiday Guide Supplement 75% on their fee, Taxes

Not Included:
Tips to the driver and guide, Extra hour or klms use of coach, guide and driver
Akrotiri is closed on Mondays

Tour Duration: 4hrs

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Santorini Wine Roads Tour (Private) - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:

You will be met in Fira town (top of the cable car) by your Expert Sommelier and seated on a luxury air conditioned coach, where you will travel around the Island visiting three Family Estate Wineries under the continual guidance of your Sommelier. Each Winery is unique in architectural design and you will get to taste fifteen different styles of wine. Our Sommelier will initiate you into the magical artistic process from the grape to the bottle, providing all the knowledge you need whilst enjoying a series of awarded white and upcoming red wines as some of the prestigious signature dessert wines Vinsanto. You will also get a chance to take in the scenery whilst stopping off a Vineyard to see the unique cultivation technique of "Kouloura" and the specificity of soil & microclimate. It is a journey among the paths of ancient vineyards, simplicity traditional family run wineries, modern wine making techniques and most important…the Awakening of the senses whilst tasting The Finest Theraic Wines, returning, having a memorable & most enjoyable experience.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking Sommelier guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Crafting Day - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Visiting local bakery
  • Learn all the process of baking bread and making traditional sweets
  • Visiting traditional pottery studio
  • Introduction to the local pottery art
  • Learn the whole process of creating ceramics
Follow us as we show you how to bake bread and make local products and delicious sweets at the local bakery "Gregory's". Then visit the pottery studio "Choma & Nero" to learn the history behind the pottery art of Santorini and try yourself to create unique pieces of ceramics. Learn the techniques, bake your creation and enjoy the process as people did ages ago.
 
Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate
Inclusions:
  • English-speaking host
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Santorini Island Discovery - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
Begin in the village of Mesa Gonia where you will visit one of the islands greatest treasures; the little Panagia Episkopi Church built in 1115 AD, during the Byzantine period and housing one of the three most priceless icons in the world. You will then be whisked up the hill to one of the more traditional villages, Pyrgos, which also boasts the ruins of a Medieval Venetian castle. The village is overlooked solely by the Mount Profitis Ilias and as one of the highest points of Santorini, offers a fantastic view of the crescent shaped island.  Next we are off to a wine tasting at a family owned wine estate in Megalochori, where you have the opportunity to learn a little about and sip on some of the famous wines of Santorini. The Grand Finale of our tour sees you entering the gates of the ancient site of Akrotiri, also known as the "Minoan Pompeii" which was destroyed and covered by the ashes of an enormous volcanic eruption in 1450BC. The settlement contained sophisticated multi-story buildings and magnificent fresco paintings signifying the just how advanced the Minoans were at that stage. After this exhilarating experience our guide will bring you safely back to your hotel to enjoy the rest of your stay on Santorini.

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

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Fira town
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Private Catamaran Cruise - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
Your Private Catamaran Cruise begins from Vlihada Marina, sailing past the red and white beaches, and on to Akrotiri and the ancient light house. The first stop will be at the volcano and the hot springs a quick swim. Next, you will proceed to a beautiful and secluded bay for a swim and snorkeling, while the onboard chef prepares your lunch of seafood and steak barbeque. Following lunch, continue sailing through the caldera past the islands of Thirassia and Aspronissi and back towards Vlihada.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Sunset
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking driver and boat crew
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers (meeting point will be at the old port (drop off of tender boats)
  • Lunch on-board and local wine
Not Included:
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Private Cooking Class - Santorini - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
We welcome you to today’s class with fresh juice, coffee and traditional Greek cookies.  Begin your introductory lecture to the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini, as well as, to the unique local products of our island. The volcanic eruption that took place in the island of Santorini almost 3500 years ago left the dramatic caldera that you see today. With more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables. White eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water.
We will also enjoy cheeses and sausages from several other Cycladic islands, including Naxos, Siros, Ios and Tinos, brought especially for this occasion. At about 12.00 the presentation and the demonstration of four different recipes will take place: 
- Fava with seafood and mastic sap
- Cold tomato soup with cheese ice cream
- Lamb with white eggplant
- 'Melitinia' (traditional cheese dessert) with tomato and caper spoon dessert

After we have prepared the dishes, at about 2.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor accompanied by bottle of delicious wine from Santorini.
 
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking host
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Transfers
  • Cable car tickets (5 EUR pp) from old Port into Fira town
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Santorini: Sunset Private or Semi Private Catamaran Cruise - (6 Hrs)
The Sunset tour starts from Ammoudi port and finishes at the same port after the Sunset.
 
1st Stop: At the Hot Springs for mud bath at the mineral waters (approx. 30 minutes)
2nd Stop: At the White beach for swimming, snorkelling and for the barbeque on board (approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes)
3rd stop: At the Red Beach for swimming and snorkelling.
Last stop: Below Oia village to watch the sunset.
  • Tour Duration: 6hrs with lunch
  • Physical Activity Level: Moderate
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Including:
Private or Semi Private charter of the catamaran,  transfers, Pork chops or Chicken fillet or A vegetarian meal, Greek salad, Tzatziki, Italian pasta, Ntolmadakia, Eggplant salad &, Traditional greek sweetes (like baklavas), Unlimited wine, (selection nyctery), Ouzo , beers, Soft drinks & Water.
 
Not Including:  
Gratuities to the catamaran’s personnel, whatever not mentioned above.


 
Santorini: Volcano & Hotsprings by private traditional boat - (4 Hrs)
We first set sail with our private traditional sailing boat for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. We disembark and walk an ascending soil path to approach the crater of the still active Volcano.

An incredible sight, even if you are not viewing a volcano for your first time! 

We return to our boat and set sail for the second lava islet called Palea Kameni, where we find its Hot Springs and have a chance to swim in the green sulphur waters ( please don’t wear white swimsuits as they will turn to yellow permanent, and get given the change to heal any ailments in its therapeutic waters!
  • Tour Duration: 4hrs 
  • Physical Activity Level: Moderate
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Included:
Private transfers r/t, English Speaking Escort (NOT GUIDE), private traditional boat, Taxes
 
Not Included:
Tips to the driver, captain and escort, Extra hours or kilometers, meals or beverages, whatever not mentioned above


 
Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours
Meet your local guide and driver as you disembark your ship this morning for a half day exploring Santorini. Drive to Fira, where you will visit the Archaeological Museum which exhibits many items from excavations across the island such as vases from the 5th century BC and items from the Minoan age. After a short stroll in Fira, you may like to drive north to Oia, the most picturesque little town of the island, with white-washed houses, windmills and caves, perched on the very edge of the cliff.

A visit to Domain Sigalas or Boutari Wines will convince you that this small island, with some the oldest vineyards in the world, produces truly unique white wines. Or if you are an art lover you may like to visit the unique experience that is the Art Space, an art gallery set within caves of pumice rock. These carved chambers are those of a century old winery that is still in production now. The old winery production machines can be viewed alongside contemporary art from around the globe followed by a tasting of the wine produced there if you wish.

Highlights:
  • Drive to Fira to visit the Archaeological Museum before heading to Oia, the most picturesque little town on the island
  • Try some of the white wine produced on the island from some of the oldest vineyards in the world
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 guide for 4 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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Cephalonia (Argostoli)
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Corfu

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!

Corfu Town & Achilleion Palace - 4.5 hours

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

We drive to the old historical village of Gastouri and we arrive at the Achilleion Palace, the former residence of Empress Elizabeth of Austria and later that of Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd.  Here we visit the museum with mementos of the two Royalties and enjoy the splendour of its landscaped gardens and the statues including the famous statue of the dying Achilles.

Continue through the coastal road of Perama to the beauty spot of Kanoni, where there will be time for drinks (upon consumption) and to photograph the famous views of Mouse Island.

From Kanoni, we continue to Corfu Town for a walking tour in the Historical centre of the fascinating old city where the following historical sights are to be seen:

  • The residence of the High Commissioner, a splendid Edwardian building completed in 1824, once the sea  of the Knights of Saint Michael and Saint George up to 1864 and later the Palace of the King of Greece.
  • The bronze statue of the British High Commissioner, Sir Frederick Adam.
  • The Venetian quarters of Cambiello and Corfu's Historical Centre.
  • The Town Hall, once a Venetian theatre, built in 1690.
  • The Church of Saint Spyridon, Patron Saint of Corfu with the rare icons and where the Holy body of the Saint lays in a crypt.
  • There will be free time for shopping before transfer back to the Port


Duration: approx. 4 1/2 hours

Notes:
It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.

Corfu - Paleokastritsa – Kanoni & Corfu town ( 4Hrs)
By private vehicle we depart from Corfu’s Port for Paleokastritsa, a beauty spot situated 25 kilometers from Corfu town centre, north-west of the island and on one of Corfu's most beautiful coastlines. 

Later through magnificent countryside, we drive to the beauty spot of Kanoni, where there will be time to take photographs of the famous Mouse Island, reputed to be the petrified boat of Ulysses, and the small islet with the nunnery of The Holy Virgin of Vlacherna.
From Kanoni, we continue to Corfu Town, which is now a member of the World Heritage List (UNESCO). 
There will be free time for shopping before returning to the pier.
 
Including:
Private vehicle and driver for the above hrs, Professional Licensed English Speaking guide for the above hrs, entrance fees , all taxes

Not Including:  
Gratuities to the driver & guide, extra hrs added on the program than the above, Lunch & beverages, whatever not mentioned above

Tour Duration: 4hrs

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Tour Can Operate: Morning  from May to October and  November to April
Corfu-Achilleion Palace-Kanoni & Corfu town (4Hrs)

By private vehicle, we depart from Corfu’s Port for the old historical village of Gastouri and we arrive at the Achilleion Palace, the former residence of Empress Elizabeth of Austria and later that of Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd.

Here we visit the museum with mementos of the two royalties and enjoy the splendor of its landscaped gardens with statues, including the famous statue of the dying Achilles, the Triumphant.

Afterwards, through the coastal road of Perama, we drive to the beauty spot of Kanoni, a suburb of Corfu town. Here, we stop to admire the views and take photographs of the famous Mouse Island (reputed to be the petrified boat of Ulysses) and the small islet with the nunnery of The Holy Virgin of Vlacherna.

We continue to Corfu Town, which is now a member of the World Heritage List (UNESCO) for a walking tour... There will be free time for shopping before returning to the pier.

Including:
Private vehicle and driver for the above hrs, Professional Licensed English Speaking guide for the above hrs, Entrance fees to Achilleion Palace, all taxes  

Not Including:  
Gratuities to the driver & guide, extra hrs added on the program than the above, Lunch & beverages, whatever not mentioned above

Tour Duration: 4hrs

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Tour Can Operate: Morning  from May to October and  November to April

Corfu Culinary Experience (Full Day) - 7 days
Highlights/Description:
Corfu is the ideal place to enjoy a diverse mix of different tastes. The cuisine is inextricably tied in with its history and this is what makes the food here so different from the rest of Greece. The cuisine is neither spicy nor bland, but rich in the flavours of the Mediterranean. Specialties consist of local ingredients found on the island; especially olives, lemons, vegetables, tomatoes and fish. Many dishes hark back to the days when cooks put all the ingredients in a single pot and left it to simmer all day.
 
Today’s excursion starts with the Old Town of Corfu, where you may enjoy a walking tour of this UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. You will discover the town’s beautiful sites such as Saint Spyridon Church, dedicated to the protector of the island, the charming narrow Venetian alleyways, the famous Esplanade, one of the largest squares in Europe, the elegant Liston where access in the past was only allowed to the aristocracy of Corfu who were written down in the “Libro d’Oro’’, the Dimarcheio, or Town Hall, and the imposing Palace of St Michael and St George. After exploring Corfu historical center take a stroll through the local market.
 
Your tour continues with a scenic drive through the countryside to Triklino Vineyard, also known as Ambelonas Corfu, which is situated in Pelekas upon a hill with a panoramic view of central Corfu. Here local varieties of grapes are grown around a building of local architecture, in which traditional oil and wine production tools are displayed.
 
Upon arrival you will be welcomed with herbal soft drink. Get to know the history of the estate, the vineyard, the wild herbs and vegetables, the equipment and the processes for traditional olive and wine making and then spend some time learning about the principles ingredients and techniques of Mediterranean cuisine and the Corfiot culinary culture. You will then follow a step-by-step live presentation of the preparation of a full Corfiot meal – starter, salad, first course, main course, and desert. Participate in the cooking and sample the dishes at different stages of cooking. After the demonstration you will be able to enjoy lunch while relaxing in the ambient surroundings in the nature before returning to the port.
 
Tour Duration: 7 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Corfu port (applies to tour + cooking class only)
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Entrance Fees (can be pre-booked)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Cultural Tour of Corfu (Half Day) - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Kanoni (Mouse Island and the Monastery of Vlacherna)
  • Museum of Asiatic Art in Palace of St. George
  • Old Town of Corfu
Your tour begins with a scenic drive to Kanoni, where you will have the opportunity to admire Mouse Island and the Monastery of Vlacherna before continuing on to the historical center of Corfu. Here you will explore the Museum of Asiatic Art which is unique in Greece and one of the most important of its kind in Europe. The museum contains approximately eleven thousand exhibits spanning the 11th century BC to the 20th century AD from a variety of Asian countries The greater part of the collection, more than ten thousand objects, come from China and Japan, while the rest come from Tibet, Korea, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia. The museum is housed in the imposing Palace of St George and St Michael.
 
After visiting the museum, you may enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Discover the town’s beautiful sites such as Saint Spyridon Church, dedicated to the protector of the island, the charming narrow Venetian alleyways, the famous Esplanade, one of the largest squares in Europe, the elegant Liston where access in the past was only allowed to the aristocracy of Corfu who were written down in the “Libro d’Oro’’, and the Dimarcheio, or Town Hall. Upon completion of the tour, we return to the Port.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Luxury vehicle
  • Applicable taxes
  • Pick-up/Drop off at Corfu port  
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Entrance and tasting fees will be additional and can be pre-booked
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Exciting Jeep Safari in Corfu (Half Day) - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
Set off on an exciting safari for a day full of adventure and discover Corfu ‘off the beaten track! The safari begins with a scenic drive ascending the main coastal road heading towards the island’s north coast, passing en route the popular resorts of Alykes, Kontokali and Gouvia. Upon arrival at Gouvia, you will head through Ag. Vassilios and Ano Korakiana before you take a narrow meandering road passing through Sokraki, which is one of oldest villages on the island and perched on the mountain peak and cloaked with pine and olive trees. Then continue along a mountain ridge, which offers amazing panoramic views of the islands Mathraki and Othoni, and head towards the village of Troumbetta.
 
From Troumbetta follow a narrow country lane in a westerly direction passing by the villages of Alimatades, Vistonas and Makrades. Continue on to Castellino Restaurant which is located high up in the village of Lakones and is renowned for its spectacular panorama of the bay of Paleokastritsa. Owing to its position the cafe is also known as ‘God’s balcony’. Here you will have the opportunity to indulge in a typical Greek meze and a glass of wine or ouzo. From Lakones, descend to Paleokastritsa bay where a stop for swimming can be made. Upon completion of the tour, return to the port.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Applicable taxes
  • Pick-up/Drop off at Corfu port
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Footpath to Wine & Olive Oil Tradition - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Triklino Vineyard
  • Old Town of Corfu
This unique excursion gives you the opportunity to explore the inner paths of Corfian rich tradition and history through olive oil and wine production. Begin with a scenic drive to the impressive Achilleion Palace, which was built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria as a refuge from the obligations of the Hapsburg court. Accompanied by your local guide you will enter the fascinating and fairytale world of Achilleion, the home that the Empress dedicated to her favorite hero, Achilles. This sumptuously decorated palace is surrounded by magnificent gardens sweeping down to the sea.
 
Continue on through the countryside to Triklino Vineyard which situated in Pelekas upon a hill with a panoramic view of central Corfu. Here local varieties of grapes are grown around a building of local architecture, in which traditional oil and wine production tools are displayed. Along with the tour, you will get the chance to see a short video which demonstrates the traditional wine and olive oil production, from the collection of the grapes and olives to the taste of the first drop. Of course you will have the opportunity to taste the home-made local wine and olive oil together with a traditional meze.
 
Our final destination is the Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where you may enjoy a walking tour. You will discover the town’s beautiful sites such as Saint Spyridon Church, dedicated to the protector of the island, the charming narrow Venetian alleyways, the famous Esplanade, one of the largest squares in Europe, the elegant Liston where access in the past was only allowed to the aristocracy of Corfu who were written down in the “Libro d’Oro’’, the Dimarcheio, or Town Hall, and the imposing Palace of St Michael and St George. There will be some free time to explore at your leisure before returning to the port.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Luxury vehicle
  • Applicable taxes
  • Pick-up/Drop off at Corfu port 
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Entrance and tasting fees will be additional and can be pre-booked
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Highlights of Corfu - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Kanoni (Mouse Island and the Monastery of Vlacherna)
  • Old Town of Corfu
The tranquil island of Corfu, known to the Greeks as Kerkira, offers a rich history and beautiful landscapes. Your exciting tour begins with a scenic drive to the impressive Achilleion Palace, which was built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria as a refuge from the obligations of the Hapsburg court. Accompanied by your local guide you will enter the fascinating and fairytale world of Achilleion, the home that the Empress dedicated to her favorite hero, Achilles. This sumptuously decorated palace is surrounded by magnificent gardens sweeping down to the sea.
 
Leaving the palace we drive on to Kanoni, where you will have the opportunity to admire magical Mouse Island and the Monastery of Vlacherna before continuing to the Old Town of Corfu. You may enjoy a walking tour of this UNESCO’s World Heritage site and discover the town’s beautiful sites such as Saint Spyridon Church, dedicated to the protector of the island, the charming narrow Venetian alleyways, the famous Esplanade, one of the largest squares in Europe, the elegant Liston where access in the past was only allowed to the aristocracy of Corfu who were written down in the “Libro d’Oro’’, the Dimarcheio, or Town Hall, and the imposing Palace of St Michael and St George. You will have time to enjoy an optional meze at a traditional restaurant in the Liston Square before returning to the port.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Luxury vehicle
  • Applicable taxes
  • Pick-up/Drop off at Corfu port
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Entrance and tasting fees will be additional and can be pre-booked
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Corfu- Mon Repos Palace - Kanoni & Corfu Town
We depart from Corfu’s Port and we drive to Kanoni, a beauty spot situated 4 kilometers south from Corfu 
Town center. 
 
Here participants will stop to admire the lovely views and take pictures of the famous “Mouse Island” one of the legendary petrified Ulysses’ boats and the little chapel of the Holly Virgin of Vlacherna nearby. Later we drive northbound and after a while we stop in front of the main gate of “Mon Repos” Palace. An approx. 7 minutes walk through the gardens will lead participants to the Palace. 

The Palace was built by the second British Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, Sir Frederic Adam, in 1828 when he got married to a Corfu lady Mrs. Palatianou. 
 
It was used as the Summer Residence of the High Commissioners, while their official residence was the 
Palace of St. Michael and St. George in Corfu town itself.It was designed by an English engineer named 
Harper who was at the time employed by the Corfu technical department. It is a circular building of the 
English style with a large basement and one floor with wide verandas reached by a wooden staircase. On 
this first floor were the sleeping quarters and the reception halls.Of course the main beauty of the villa is its setting.It has a garden with numerous types of trees and other exotic plants brought by Lord Adam from England and the Commonwealth.The Empress Elizabeth of Austria accepted here the hospitality of the last High Commissioner, Storks , in 1861.Many other important personalities stayed in the villa after the Ionian Islands were ceded to Greece in 1864 whereupon it was donated to the Greek Royal family.In fact, the second son of King George I, George, was born here in 1869.In 1900, the wedding of Princess Maria, daughter of King George I and Olga took place here when she married the Archduke Georgio Mihailovic of Russia. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip , the British Queen’s husband , was born (1921) and baptized here. 
 
The Greek Royal family spent their summer holidays at Mon Repos, hosting their guests (Tito of Jugoslavia, Haile Selasie of Ethiopia, Nasser of Egypt etc.), until the last King Constantine, after a referendum in 1974, went into exile in England. 

Today Mon Repos belongs to the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Corfu Town and the Palace 
operates as a Neo-Classical Museum and as Archaeological Museum with mainly local findings from ancient Corfu. 
 
After the visit participants will be driven to the historical center of Corfu Town to enjoy a guided walk 
around the picturesque kandounia (the old narrow Venetian streets), where the following historical sights 
are to be seen: 
 
The residence of the British High Commissioner, a splendid Edwardian building, completed in 1824, once the seat of the Knights of Saint Michael and Saint George up to 1864, and later the Palace of the King of Greece. 

The bronze statue of the British High Commissioner, Sir Frederick Adam The Venetian quarters of Cambiello and Corfu's Historical Center. The Town Hall, once a Venetian theater, built in 1690. The nChurch of Saint Spiridon, Patron Saint of Corfu with the rare icons, where the Holly body of the Saint 
lays in a crypt 
 
There will be free time for shopping before returning to the pier. 
  
 Important note: Mon Repo Closes at 14:30 

 
  • Tour Duration: 4hrs 
  • Physical Activity Level: Moderate
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Tour Can Operate: Morning & Afternoon from May to October- Morning only from November to April
Including: 
- A/C private deluxe sedan vehicle / minivan & driver 
- Licensed English Speaking Guide 
- Entrance fees to the Knossos Palace & museum 
- All Taxes 
 
Not Including: 
- Gratuities for driver & guide 
- Lunch & Beverages 
- Sunday or National Holiday Supplement for the Guide 
- Whatever not mentioned above 
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Hvar

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!

Unique gastro and wine expirience
Your personal English speaking guide /driver will be waiting for You at the Hvar Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.  
Today You will discover Wine Country.  After just 25-minute drive from Hvar Town, You will get to see beautiful vineyards with colorful grapes. During this wine tour, You will visit two famous wine manufacturers on island and get an inside look of 2400-year-old wine story. 
After the visit of two wine cellars, You will head to a picturesque village of Vrisnik for a private lunch. Your host will be one of the best Croatian olive oil producers Mr. Borivoj Bojanic. His grove has an amazing view of Hvar’s 2234-year-old Ager field, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. 

Highlights:
  • Wine tasting
  • Traditional lunch
  • Personal guide
  • Round transfer
Tour Duration: up to 6-8h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Inclusions: 
  • Private guide/driver
  • Wine tasting in 2 wineries
  • Lunch
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Tickets
Hvar Wild Jeep Tour, 8 hours
Your personal English speaking driver and guide will be waiting for you at the Hvar Harbor. Today you will visit beautiful picturesque villages and enjoy the unobstructed 360 degree view all the way to the islands of Brac, Korcula and Vis.

This tour will take you up a dirt road that leads to Malo Grablje, a small village abandoned decades ago. There You will take a short walk through this picturesque 16th century village. After Malo Grablje it's off to the island's historic lavender growing center of Velo Grablje and then a stop in Vidikovac for a perfect view of the island's deepest bay. 
After a short stop You will shift into low gear for our climb to the island's highest peak, Saint Nicholas (626 m). Enjoy the view on Brac, Korcula and Vis. After lunch You will continue along the south coast, thought the island's infamous 1 way Zavala tunnel. Passing the south tunnel at Zavala You will break through to the island's south side, one of Croatia's most well-known, premier steep hill wine-growing areas. Then You will wind up Your day circling back to Hvar town. 

Highlights:
  • Personal guide/driver
  • Lunch and wine tasting
  • Round transfer
Tour Duration: up to 6h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Personal guide/driver
  • Lunch and wine tasting
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Tickets
Hvar Cooking Class, 5 hours

Your personal English speaking guide /driver will be waiting for You at the Hvar Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.

Today Your day will start with visit to local market where You will choose the ingredients for Your lunch. You will continue on to Velo Grablje, small charming village on Hvar. The trip up to Velo Grablje provides You with marvelous views as the road winds its way uphill. As you reach the top, the view to the south opens up, with Vis floating in the distance. And just off the road, enjoying that gorgeous view in the sunshine, is the rather picturesque village of Velo Grablje.

With the Hvar traditional cooking class you will step into the word of secrets of the most simple Mediteranean cuisine, its flavors and tricks. With Your hosts the Tudor family, You will prepare wonderful lunch using traditional recipes (some may be even secret!) and local way of cooking.  

Highlights:

  • cooking class
  • Hvar's inland
  • Abandoned villages
Tour Duration: up to 5h
Tour can operate: Morning / Evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Round transfers, cooking class of traditional meals in three courses, drinks and refreshments along the tour
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Private guide
Hvar: The Island of Hvar - 4 hours
Considered to be the most beautiful of the islands of Dalmatia (and known to be the sunniest), Hvar, with its wealth of wild flowers and bountiful fields of scented lavender and rosemary, is a nature-lover’s paradise. The town of Hvar is situated in a picturesque natural setting, facing the south, the sun and the sea. After centuries of unforgettable and amazing history, Hvar is today a main tourist centre of the island and one of the best loved resorts on the Dalmatian Riviera. In Hvar Town, a combination of Renaissance palaces, ancient monasteries and an elegant marina has created the most chic resort on the Adriatic. Visit the old theatre built in 1612, the arsenal, and the old patrician palaces from the 15th century. The town is best known for its medieval buildings which are the legacy of Venetian rule. Perched high on a hill overlooking the town, the gleaming white limestone walls of the Spanjol Fortress afford breathtaking views for those that take the time to climb up to the top.

Highlights:
  • Climb to the Spanjol Fortress for views across the glimmering Adriatic Sea and Hvar Town
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    An expert local guide (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Hvar: Hiking the Lost Villages of Hvar - 4 hours
The tour starts in Hvar town where you meet with the guide and travel to the village of V.Grablje, which is approx. 14km from Hvar town. The road to the starting point will offer amazing views of the surrounding islands. Hike through villages where you would see the traditional architecture and way of living, learn about medical herbs and much more. Meet with one of the locals who is a lavender producer and will explain about the tradition of lavender on the island.

Walk towards Malo Grablje following the old trail which in medieval time used to be the main road connecting Hvar with Stari Grad on the north side of the island. The entire trail is downhill, starting with approx. 20 long steps and continuing as a small trail for approx. 1.5km. After that part we continue our walk to Malo Grablje.

Stop for lunch (payable locally) at a small traditional tavern hidded in the Ghost village. After we continue walking for about 45minutes on a wide, gravelly road to Milna. A walk from Milna back to Hvar follows a small, rocky trail and it lasts approximately 1.30h

Highlights:
  • Hike through some of Hvar's most beautiful villages, along the old medieval trail
Tour Duration: 4 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 local guide (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Hvar: By Bike - 4 hours
Some 2400 years ago, the Ancient Greeks sailed into the harbour of modern-day Stari Grad from the island of Paros. Cycle along its long promenade outlining the deep protected bay.
From Stari Grad we have numerous options where to go, so your day can be anything from 10-50km. Depending on the route you take you will pass through some small traditional villages in the interior of the island. Our guides will decide about the route depending on the group and their fitness level.
On our way back to Stari Grad stop on a small local farm situated at the Stari Grad Plain. As well as growing a range of organic produce, Zuvela’s range of Hora wines is a byword for authenticity and quality. Croatia has more than 130 indigenous grape varieties and only grown on the island.

Highlights:
  • Choose from multiple route options, all of which end at a local farm that grows a range of organic produce
Tour Duration: 4 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 local guide (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Half day wine tour on Hvar
You will meet Your personal English speaking driver / guide at the Hvar harbor for Your island - wine tour.
This sublime half-day program visits 2 of Hvar's most celebrated wineries.
Hvar has a proud history of wine-making, ever since the ancient Greek settlers planted the original vines here, back in 384 BC. The island's wines were considered a valuable commodity then as they are now, exported around the Mediterranean and enjoyed by many people through the ages. Hvar’s best-known wine is cultivated from the autochthonous grape variety Plavac Mali, that yields a dark ruby red color wine with a pronounced varietal aroma, harmoniously full-bodied in flavor.


Highlights:
  • Unique island experience 
  • Personal guide/driver
  • Wine tasting 
  • Round transfer 
Tour Duration: up to 4-5h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide/driver
  • Wine tasting in two wineries 
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Additional drinks
Private island sightseeing
This morning You will meet Your guide/driver at the Port of Hvar for your private island sightseeing experience including visit to a local farm with goat cheese, olive oil tasting, lunch at the inland farm and visit to the museums.  
Today’s tour is a wonderful way to experience the beauties of Hvar Island inland. You will enjoy in a bit of everything You need to know and see on our sunniest Island. You will enjoy in history and culture with visits to the most important museums on the Island.  
For the local experience, You will visit goat farm where You will have the opportunity to try goat cheese and olive oil. This beautiful day will end with traditional lunch at the inland farm. This is really an unique experience that will leave You full and satisfied intellectually. By the end of the day You will feel like a local Yourself!

Highlights:
  • Chesse & olive oil tasting 
  • Personal guide/driver
  • Lunch
Tour Duration: full day
Tour can operate: Morning 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide/driver
  • Museum tickets
  • Round transfers
  • Cheese, olive oil tasting and lunch 
Not Included:
  • Tips
Kayaking tour on Paklinski islands
This morning You will meet Your professional personal guide at the Port of Hvar. You will go to Krizna luka, or with a speedboat transfer to Zdrilca (bay on Paklinski Islands) where Your sea kayaking start/end points are. 
Today You will enjoy in kayaking through the group of small islands called the Paklinski Islands. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beach's where You can enjoy the privilege of having, at least temporarily, a beach of your own, where you can swim, snorkel and relax. 
After the sightseeing tour Your guide will escort You to the cable car. On top Your buggy instructor will be waiting for You for Your exciting buggy sightseeing tour. 

Highlights:
  • Kayaking expirience
  • Personal guide
  • Kayaking equipment
Tour Duration: up to 4-5h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Light lunch
  • Sea kayak and paddle
  • Life jacket, dry bag, spray skirt
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Guide and introduction in paddling techniques and safety
Not Included:
  • Snacks, drinks
  • Tips

 
Something extra Hvar city tour
This morning You will meet Your guide/driver at the Port of Hvar. With this sublime full-day program You will discover the historical legacy of Hvar step by step and listen to the stories of the town's citadel, its medieval walls, the monasteries and palaces. 
Your journey into the discovery of Hvar will start with a car transfer to Hvar’s Fortica Castle, which is the best place for the most amazing view of the entire city and island archipelago. Afterwards You will begin Your gentle stroll down to the city center through lush pine woods until You reach old part of the town called Groda. At Groda You will visit the Benedictine nunnery, a place where nuns still live in a secluded convent and whose existence is only visible to the public through their handmade lace, works of art so unique they are on the UNESCO list of cultural treasures. Their signature works of art is called Agava pattern laces. Afterwards You will discover the city square, Arsenal Theatre, cathedral and finish Your tour with espresso at Cafe Piazza. 

Highlights:
  • Unique sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Transfer 
  • Refreshment drink
Tour Duration: up to 2h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Car transfer to Fortress
  • Admission to Fortica castle & Benedictine Nun’s museum 
  • Refreshment drink 
Not Included:
  • Food
  • Tips
  • Additional drinks
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Venice

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!

Venice- Classical Venice- 4 hours

Enjoy a very special introduction to the highlights of Italy's most unique city

Meeting your guide on the portside you will enjoy a leisurely transfer through the beautiful minor canals to the St. Marks area of Venice.
During your transfer you will not only experience the atmosphere of Venice and wonders of this unique city, but you will start to understand the city, what it offers, how the people live here and how they cope with 30,000 visitors per day.


On arrival in St. Marks square you will enjoy both the square including the Basilica and Doges Palace as well as the area surrounding the square. Following the tour, enjoy a wonderful introduction to other parts of Venice by your guide who will also give you some great shopping and lunch suggestions and of course show you where the ship's shuttle boat leaves from to return you to the ship at leisure during the day.

Highlights:

  • You will begin your journey by meeting your local expert guide portside.
  • Enjoy a leisure transfer through the beautiful minor canals to the St. Marks area of Venice.
  • Following the tour of St. Marks enjoy an introduction to the other parts of Venice.
  • Concluding the tour enjoy leisure time to explore and shop around the city.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019  

Venice- Unknown Venice- 4 hours

Highlights:

  • After meeting your guide portside enjoy a leisure transfer to the heart of the historical centre enjoying the view as you go.
  • Get introduced to the real Venice by visiting and enjoying the most beautiful, quaint minor canals.
  • Enjoy the last half of your tour visiting the parks, the silent squares, the forgotten churches with some of the city’s most beautiful artworks.
  • During this tour you will visit and experience the real Venice.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019  

Venice-The Islands of Venice- 4 hours

Enjoy a very special introduction to three of the most beautiful Islands of Venice with a local expert guide and private water taxi.

From the portside you will head, with your guide and private water taxi, out to the three principle islands of Venice - Murano, Burano and Torcello. During your transfer to these islands you will enjoy a wonderful introduction to Venice from your guide.

You will enjoy and explore all three of the islands, meeting there the local people and learning much about their way of life, their industries (primarily glass and lace), the effect the islands have on 'mainland Venice' and you will also have the possibility to visit some of the factories and places where the lace and glass are produced to learn more about these age old techniques.

Following the tour of the islands we recommend that your transfer with the guide to St. Marks Square (and your private water taxi) and enjoy exploring this area on your own before returning to the ship at your leisure with the ships shuttle boat. Your guide will show you the departure point for this boat.

Highlights:

  • Meet your guide and private water taxi portside to begin your introduction to three of the most beautiful Islands of Venice.
  • You will enjoy and explore the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, meeting the local people and learnin about their way of life.
  • Following the tour enjoy time at leisure before heading back to the ship.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019

Venice- A Little Culture at the Guggenheim- 4 hours

Enjoy a little culture at the Guggenheim Museum with your local expert guide.

From the portside you will head, with your guide and private water taxi, up the Grand Canal to the Academy area of Venice to enjoy the Guggenheim Museum. You will enjoy a tour of the Guggenheim Museum whose collection consists of 200 paintings and sculptures, representing almost every modern art movement. The Guggenheim is one of the most visited sites of the city.

The light filled rooms and the large modern canvases provide a striking contrast to the Renaissance paintings which are the main attraction in Venetian churches and museums. From the Guggenheim, enjoy a stroll through some of Venice's backstreets to learn about life here in Venice, the local people and their culture. Enjoy the minor canals and quaint alleyways as you make your way through to St. Marks Square.

Before leaving your guide, he will point out the place from where your ships shuttle boat leaves for when you choose to return to the ship and also give you some great shopping advice and lunch suggestions.


Highlights:

  • Meet your local expert guide and private water taxi at the port and begin your journey up the Gran Canal to the Academy area of Venice.
  • Enjoy a tour of the Guggenheim Museum, one of the most visited sites in Venice.
  • Stroll down Venice’s backstreets to learn about life in Venice, the local people and their culture.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.


Inclusions:
  • A tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • A private water taxi to pick you up from the port. 
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.
Important Notes:
  • The museum is closed on Tuesday
?Expiration Date:
  • 31st December 2019
Venice- Jewish Venice- 4 hours

Enjoy a very special introduction to highlights of the Jewish Ghetto and beautiful Synagogue located in the heart of Venice.

Meet your guide portside and enjoy a private transfer with the water taxi to the Jewish Ghetto area of Venice to understand and enjoy the area and the way of life over the years of the Jewish settlers in Venice.

Upon arrival to the Ghetto you will say good-bye to your water taxi and enjoy exploring the Ghetto on the Islet of Cannaregio. You will learn how in 1516 the Council of Ten decreed that all Jews in Venice had to be confined to this islet, how the area was named "the Ghetto", when and what terms the Jews were allowed outside the Ghetto, the occupations that they could pursue, how the rising number of Jews forced the Ghetto to expand, what happened here during Napoleonic times, how many families currently live in the Ghetto compared to the number in the 17th century and how this quarter has not list its ethnic character.

You can still see the kosher food shops, Jewish baker, Jewish library, the two synagogues and newly restored Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, which sell items such as glass rabbis and Hanukah lamps.

As part of you tour of the Ghetto you can visit and enjoy the small Jewish Museum which houses a collection of artifacts from the 17th to 19th centuries.

At the end of the tour, we recommend that you take the Vaporetto with the guide (Vaporetto tickets not included) to St. Marks Square are so he can give you some great suggestions for lunch and shopping in the main area of Venice and also show you the departure point for the shuttle boat provided by the ship to take you back to the port at your leisure.

Highlights:

  • Meet your guide portside and enjoy a private transfer with the water taxi to the Jewish Ghetto area of Venice
  • Understand and enjoy the area and the way of life over the years of the Jewish settlers in Venice.
  • See the kosher food shops, Jewish baker, Jewish library, the two synagogues and the newly restored Campo del Ghetto Nuovo.
  • Visit the small Jewish Museum which houses a collection of artifacts from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019
 

Venice- A Stroll Through the Venetians Venice- 4 hours

Enjoy a wonderful introduction to the Real Venice, the back streets of this unique city and the every day life of the Venetians.

Enjoy a very pleasant stroll through the the back streets of Venice with your local expert guide to take in not only the wonders of this famous city but understand the real Venice, the Venetians, their way of life and culture. See their residential areas, the parks, the schools, the silent squares, forgotten churches with some of the cities most beautiful artwork. Visit the areas completely off the beaten track where the elderly artisans are still working their trade, the children play happily in the street and the locals are meeting in the parks on the benches to discuss life in general.

This tour will give you a real insight into the Venetians Venice. After the tour today you will not openly have learned so much about Venice the REAL city but also have a real feel for life as a Venetian.


Highlights:

  • Meet your local expert guide and begin a stroll through the back streets of Venice.
  • Not only visit the main sites in town but understand the real Venice.
  • See the residential areas, the parks, the schools and the forgotten churches that hold some of the most beautiful artwork.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.


Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019

Venice: Splendour of Venice Walking Tour - 4 hours
Today enjoy a walking tour of Venice with your local English-speaking guide including visits to several of the most famous landmarks of the city.
The Doges’ Palace was the seat of the main government departments, the residence of the Doge, from where the Venetian Republic was ruled. Lavish frescoes, graceful staircases and gilded stuccowork reveal the glory and opulence of this period.
One of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica was once the Doge’s chapel. It is also a mausoleum for St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice who was martyred by the Turks in Alexandria, Egypt. As you enter the Basilica, marvel at the golden mosaics depicting the life of St. Mark, the Old and New Testaments, the life of Jesus and his Resurrection. St. Mark’s Square is actually not a square at all, but a trapezoid whose extensive sides flare out giving it the appearance of being even more spacious.
Travel to and from the San Marco area with your guide by private Venetian-style motorboat.

Highlights:
  • Admire the wonderful architecture of the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Return private motorboat transfers between the harbour and central Venice
  • An expert English-speaking guide (4 hours)
  • Entrance fees to all named sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs.
  • Gratuities
Venice: Venice for Art Lovers Walking Tour - 4 hours
Venice holds a wealth of treasures for anybody interested in the exquisite arts. With your expert guide, discover the Frari church, considered one of the most imposing Gothic monuments in Venice. In view of this, you’ll be surprised to discover that the church’s austere look hides a wonderfully lavish interior where, among the many treasures, you’ll find Titian’s early altarpieces and a true masterpiece by Giovanni Bellini. Also visit the Accademia Gallery; a dazzling collection of masterpieces spanning the full development of Venetian art from Byzantine to Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo. Travel to and from the San Marco area with your guide by private Venetian-style motorboat.

Highlights:
  • Admire the many art treasures on display in the Frari Church
  • See the masterpieces on display in the Accademia Gallery
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Return private motorboat transfers between the harbour and central Venice
  • An expert English-speaking guide (4 hours)
  • Entrance fees to all stated sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Venice: The Roman City of Verona - 7 hours
Travel with your English-speaking driver across the causeway to Venice’s mainland and onwards to the beautiful and historic city of Verona where your expert local guide will meet with you. Verona is an elegant city with one of the world’s finest Roman amphitheatres at its heart. The Arena still plays host to thousands of performances today, as it did millennia ago.
Verona also featured heavily in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, so a visit to the house of Juliet and its famous balcony is a must. Enjoy time at leisure (about an hour) in the beautiful piazzas before returning with your driver to your cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Visit Verona's impressive Amphitheatre
  • See Juliet's House and its famous balcony
Tour Duration: 7 hours

Tour Can Operate: Mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan transfers between Venice cruise terminal and Verona
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Verona (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the stated sightseeing
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Venice in a Day - 8 hours

Meet your private English-speaking assistant and private boat at the pier side of Venice port.
The tour will start with an hour cruise by private boat along the Grand Canal to see its beauty as it was intended to be seen  by boat. Continue visiting the island of Murano: you will enter into a real working studio and see how the glass is blown and shaped with the original tools which have been used throughout history.

Next, you will come back to Venice and enjoy a ride by gondola: the symbol of Venice. Both if  you are honeymooner or young people or well travelled tourist, you will be captured by the elegance and charm of this experience.

After lunch your private English speaking guide will meet you and take you on a walking tour, explaining the historical background of Venice, its origin and development. Visiting St. Mark's square with the Golden Basilica and the Doge's palace, you will come in touch with the most admired and well known artistic jewels, especially from a monumental & architectural point of view. The past splendours of the Serenissima will appear through palaces, churches, bell towers, well curbs, elegant renaissance and baroque facades.

Also worth a detailed visit is the lively area of Rialto's market, connecting the famous bridge to St. Mark's square through the well known Mercerie street: the remnants of Venice's magnificence will fascinate you.
We will ensure your timely return transfer to the Venice Port


Highlights:

  • Grand Canal, Murano island, Golden Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower, main and -off the truck- highlights

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning 

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
·         3 hours Luxury private boat at disposal for the entire day
·         English-speaking assistant at disposal for the entire day
·         4 hour private English-speaking guide
·         No Line entrance fees for Basilica and Doge’s Palace

Exclusions:
·         All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
·         Gratuities

Venice: Lagoon Islands - 7 hours
Today you will be met by your local English-speaking guide for a full day excursion by private motor-boat to explore the Lagoon Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Venice lies in the centre of a vast lagoon that stretches for about 30 miles from north to south, studded by numerous small islands, mostly deserted. This amazing environment is what drove the Venetians to establish their city here, a perfectly secure and inaccessible little world. Enjoy the beauty of a ride across the waters of the lagoon; visit the island of Murano, where glass has been made for over 700 years and where you can see the age-old techniques of glass blowing still in use today.
Continue to Torcello, to see the breathtaking mosaics in the Basilica di Santa Maria dell’Assunta, the oldest building on the lagoon. After a leisurely lunch (payable locally) you reach the island of Burano, a quaint and colourful fisherman island famous for its lace and charming architecture.

Highlights:
  • Cruise across the lagoon to Murano, where glass has been made for over 700 years using the same techniques
  • Explore Torcello and Burano, a colourful fishing village famous for its lace and charming architecture
Tour Duration: 7 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Return private motorboat transfer between the harbour and the islands
•    An expert local guide (7 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
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Venice

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!

Venice- Classical Venice- 4 hours

Enjoy a very special introduction to the highlights of Italy's most unique city

Meeting your guide on the portside you will enjoy a leisurely transfer through the beautiful minor canals to the St. Marks area of Venice.
During your transfer you will not only experience the atmosphere of Venice and wonders of this unique city, but you will start to understand the city, what it offers, how the people live here and how they cope with 30,000 visitors per day.


On arrival in St. Marks square you will enjoy both the square including the Basilica and Doges Palace as well as the area surrounding the square. Following the tour, enjoy a wonderful introduction to other parts of Venice by your guide who will also give you some great shopping and lunch suggestions and of course show you where the ship's shuttle boat leaves from to return you to the ship at leisure during the day.

Highlights:

  • You will begin your journey by meeting your local expert guide portside.
  • Enjoy a leisure transfer through the beautiful minor canals to the St. Marks area of Venice.
  • Following the tour of St. Marks enjoy an introduction to the other parts of Venice.
  • Concluding the tour enjoy leisure time to explore and shop around the city.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019  

Venice- Unknown Venice- 4 hours

Highlights:

  • After meeting your guide portside enjoy a leisure transfer to the heart of the historical centre enjoying the view as you go.
  • Get introduced to the real Venice by visiting and enjoying the most beautiful, quaint minor canals.
  • Enjoy the last half of your tour visiting the parks, the silent squares, the forgotten churches with some of the city’s most beautiful artworks.
  • During this tour you will visit and experience the real Venice.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019  

Venice-The Islands of Venice- 4 hours

Enjoy a very special introduction to three of the most beautiful Islands of Venice with a local expert guide and private water taxi.

From the portside you will head, with your guide and private water taxi, out to the three principle islands of Venice - Murano, Burano and Torcello. During your transfer to these islands you will enjoy a wonderful introduction to Venice from your guide.

You will enjoy and explore all three of the islands, meeting there the local people and learning much about their way of life, their industries (primarily glass and lace), the effect the islands have on 'mainland Venice' and you will also have the possibility to visit some of the factories and places where the lace and glass are produced to learn more about these age old techniques.

Following the tour of the islands we recommend that your transfer with the guide to St. Marks Square (and your private water taxi) and enjoy exploring this area on your own before returning to the ship at your leisure with the ships shuttle boat. Your guide will show you the departure point for this boat.

Highlights:

  • Meet your guide and private water taxi portside to begin your introduction to three of the most beautiful Islands of Venice.
  • You will enjoy and explore the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, meeting the local people and learnin about their way of life.
  • Following the tour enjoy time at leisure before heading back to the ship.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019

Venice- A Little Culture at the Guggenheim- 4 hours

Enjoy a little culture at the Guggenheim Museum with your local expert guide.

From the portside you will head, with your guide and private water taxi, up the Grand Canal to the Academy area of Venice to enjoy the Guggenheim Museum. You will enjoy a tour of the Guggenheim Museum whose collection consists of 200 paintings and sculptures, representing almost every modern art movement. The Guggenheim is one of the most visited sites of the city.

The light filled rooms and the large modern canvases provide a striking contrast to the Renaissance paintings which are the main attraction in Venetian churches and museums. From the Guggenheim, enjoy a stroll through some of Venice's backstreets to learn about life here in Venice, the local people and their culture. Enjoy the minor canals and quaint alleyways as you make your way through to St. Marks Square.

Before leaving your guide, he will point out the place from where your ships shuttle boat leaves for when you choose to return to the ship and also give you some great shopping advice and lunch suggestions.


Highlights:

  • Meet your local expert guide and private water taxi at the port and begin your journey up the Gran Canal to the Academy area of Venice.
  • Enjoy a tour of the Guggenheim Museum, one of the most visited sites in Venice.
  • Stroll down Venice’s backstreets to learn about life in Venice, the local people and their culture.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.


Inclusions:
  • A tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • A private water taxi to pick you up from the port. 
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.
Important Notes:
  • The museum is closed on Tuesday
?Expiration Date:
  • 31st December 2019
Venice- Jewish Venice- 4 hours

Enjoy a very special introduction to highlights of the Jewish Ghetto and beautiful Synagogue located in the heart of Venice.

Meet your guide portside and enjoy a private transfer with the water taxi to the Jewish Ghetto area of Venice to understand and enjoy the area and the way of life over the years of the Jewish settlers in Venice.

Upon arrival to the Ghetto you will say good-bye to your water taxi and enjoy exploring the Ghetto on the Islet of Cannaregio. You will learn how in 1516 the Council of Ten decreed that all Jews in Venice had to be confined to this islet, how the area was named "the Ghetto", when and what terms the Jews were allowed outside the Ghetto, the occupations that they could pursue, how the rising number of Jews forced the Ghetto to expand, what happened here during Napoleonic times, how many families currently live in the Ghetto compared to the number in the 17th century and how this quarter has not list its ethnic character.

You can still see the kosher food shops, Jewish baker, Jewish library, the two synagogues and newly restored Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, which sell items such as glass rabbis and Hanukah lamps.

As part of you tour of the Ghetto you can visit and enjoy the small Jewish Museum which houses a collection of artifacts from the 17th to 19th centuries.

At the end of the tour, we recommend that you take the Vaporetto with the guide (Vaporetto tickets not included) to St. Marks Square are so he can give you some great suggestions for lunch and shopping in the main area of Venice and also show you the departure point for the shuttle boat provided by the ship to take you back to the port at your leisure.

Highlights:

  • Meet your guide portside and enjoy a private transfer with the water taxi to the Jewish Ghetto area of Venice
  • Understand and enjoy the area and the way of life over the years of the Jewish settlers in Venice.
  • See the kosher food shops, Jewish baker, Jewish library, the two synagogues and the newly restored Campo del Ghetto Nuovo.
  • Visit the small Jewish Museum which houses a collection of artifacts from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019
 

Venice- A Stroll Through the Venetians Venice- 4 hours

Enjoy a wonderful introduction to the Real Venice, the back streets of this unique city and the every day life of the Venetians.

Enjoy a very pleasant stroll through the the back streets of Venice with your local expert guide to take in not only the wonders of this famous city but understand the real Venice, the Venetians, their way of life and culture. See their residential areas, the parks, the schools, the silent squares, forgotten churches with some of the cities most beautiful artwork. Visit the areas completely off the beaten track where the elderly artisans are still working their trade, the children play happily in the street and the locals are meeting in the parks on the benches to discuss life in general.

This tour will give you a real insight into the Venetians Venice. After the tour today you will not openly have learned so much about Venice the REAL city but also have a real feel for life as a Venetian.


Highlights:

  • Meet your local expert guide and begin a stroll through the back streets of Venice.
  • Not only visit the main sites in town but understand the real Venice.
  • See the residential areas, the parks, the schools and the forgotten churches that hold some of the most beautiful artwork.
Tour Duration: 4 hours.  
Tour can operate: Please inquire.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.


Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Expiration Date:
31st December 2019

Venice: Splendour of Venice Walking Tour - 4 hours
Today enjoy a walking tour of Venice with your local English-speaking guide including visits to several of the most famous landmarks of the city.
The Doges’ Palace was the seat of the main government departments, the residence of the Doge, from where the Venetian Republic was ruled. Lavish frescoes, graceful staircases and gilded stuccowork reveal the glory and opulence of this period.
One of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica was once the Doge’s chapel. It is also a mausoleum for St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice who was martyred by the Turks in Alexandria, Egypt. As you enter the Basilica, marvel at the golden mosaics depicting the life of St. Mark, the Old and New Testaments, the life of Jesus and his Resurrection. St. Mark’s Square is actually not a square at all, but a trapezoid whose extensive sides flare out giving it the appearance of being even more spacious.
Travel to and from the San Marco area with your guide by private Venetian-style motorboat.

Highlights:
  • Admire the wonderful architecture of the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Return private motorboat transfers between the harbour and central Venice
  • An expert English-speaking guide (4 hours)
  • Entrance fees to all named sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs.
  • Gratuities
Venice: Venice for Art Lovers Walking Tour - 4 hours
Venice holds a wealth of treasures for anybody interested in the exquisite arts. With your expert guide, discover the Frari church, considered one of the most imposing Gothic monuments in Venice. In view of this, you’ll be surprised to discover that the church’s austere look hides a wonderfully lavish interior where, among the many treasures, you’ll find Titian’s early altarpieces and a true masterpiece by Giovanni Bellini. Also visit the Accademia Gallery; a dazzling collection of masterpieces spanning the full development of Venetian art from Byzantine to Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo. Travel to and from the San Marco area with your guide by private Venetian-style motorboat.

Highlights:
  • Admire the many art treasures on display in the Frari Church
  • See the masterpieces on display in the Accademia Gallery
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Return private motorboat transfers between the harbour and central Venice
  • An expert English-speaking guide (4 hours)
  • Entrance fees to all stated sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Venice: The Roman City of Verona - 7 hours
Travel with your English-speaking driver across the causeway to Venice’s mainland and onwards to the beautiful and historic city of Verona where your expert local guide will meet with you. Verona is an elegant city with one of the world’s finest Roman amphitheatres at its heart. The Arena still plays host to thousands of performances today, as it did millennia ago.
Verona also featured heavily in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, so a visit to the house of Juliet and its famous balcony is a must. Enjoy time at leisure (about an hour) in the beautiful piazzas before returning with your driver to your cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Visit Verona's impressive Amphitheatre
  • See Juliet's House and its famous balcony
Tour Duration: 7 hours

Tour Can Operate: Mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan transfers between Venice cruise terminal and Verona
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Verona (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the stated sightseeing
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Venice in a Day - 8 hours

Meet your private English-speaking assistant and private boat at the pier side of Venice port.
The tour will start with an hour cruise by private boat along the Grand Canal to see its beauty as it was intended to be seen  by boat. Continue visiting the island of Murano: you will enter into a real working studio and see how the glass is blown and shaped with the original tools which have been used throughout history.

Next, you will come back to Venice and enjoy a ride by gondola: the symbol of Venice. Both if  you are honeymooner or young people or well travelled tourist, you will be captured by the elegance and charm of this experience.

After lunch your private English speaking guide will meet you and take you on a walking tour, explaining the historical background of Venice, its origin and development. Visiting St. Mark's square with the Golden Basilica and the Doge's palace, you will come in touch with the most admired and well known artistic jewels, especially from a monumental & architectural point of view. The past splendours of the Serenissima will appear through palaces, churches, bell towers, well curbs, elegant renaissance and baroque facades.

Also worth a detailed visit is the lively area of Rialto's market, connecting the famous bridge to St. Mark's square through the well known Mercerie street: the remnants of Venice's magnificence will fascinate you.
We will ensure your timely return transfer to the Venice Port


Highlights:

  • Grand Canal, Murano island, Golden Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower, main and -off the truck- highlights

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning 

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
·         3 hours Luxury private boat at disposal for the entire day
·         English-speaking assistant at disposal for the entire day
·         4 hour private English-speaking guide
·         No Line entrance fees for Basilica and Doge’s Palace

Exclusions:
·         All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
·         Gratuities

Venice: Lagoon Islands - 7 hours
Today you will be met by your local English-speaking guide for a full day excursion by private motor-boat to explore the Lagoon Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Venice lies in the centre of a vast lagoon that stretches for about 30 miles from north to south, studded by numerous small islands, mostly deserted. This amazing environment is what drove the Venetians to establish their city here, a perfectly secure and inaccessible little world. Enjoy the beauty of a ride across the waters of the lagoon; visit the island of Murano, where glass has been made for over 700 years and where you can see the age-old techniques of glass blowing still in use today.
Continue to Torcello, to see the breathtaking mosaics in the Basilica di Santa Maria dell’Assunta, the oldest building on the lagoon. After a leisurely lunch (payable locally) you reach the island of Burano, a quaint and colourful fisherman island famous for its lace and charming architecture.

Highlights:
  • Cruise across the lagoon to Murano, where glass has been made for over 700 years using the same techniques
  • Explore Torcello and Burano, a colourful fishing village famous for its lace and charming architecture
Tour Duration: 7 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Return private motorboat transfer between the harbour and the islands
•    An expert local guide (7 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
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Silversea Cruises: Silver Whisper
Silver Whisper takes Silversea's award-winning concept of all-suite luxury to the next level. Guests aboard can savor a convivial cosmopolitan ambiance and many special amenities, including boutique shopping, a wellness spa with beauty salon, full-scale productions in a multi-tiered show loungem and WiFi service from stem to stern.
Dining

The Restaurant

The Restaurant
Sparkling with silver, crystal and candlelight, the main dining room serves contemporary, international cuisine with sophisticated elegance and impeccable service. Menus feature regional specialties unique to the voyage destination. During days at sea, choose something from La Collection du Monde, a series of signature dishes created exclusively for Silversea by the Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux.

La Terrazza

La Terrazza
A divine selection of Italy's best cuisine is served ŕ la carte in La Terrazza. Authentic recipes and the freshest ingredients come together with flair and passion — a flavourful expression of Silversea’s distinctive Italian heritage that embraces the principals of Slow Food — fresh, sustainable and locally grown. La Terrazza is open for casual, buffet-style breakfast and lunch with indoor or al fresco dining on the outdoor terrace. During the evening, La Terrazza transforms into an ŕ la carte traditional Italian restaurant. Seating is limited for dinner and reservations are recommended.

Le Champagne

Le Champagne
The only Wine Restaurant by Relais & Châteaux at sea can be found aboard the luxury cruise ships of Silversea. Indulge in an evening where fine wines are complemented by a set tasting menu of regionally inspired dishes in an intimate, elegant setting. An extraordinary six-course experience celebrating the world’s most distinguished wine regions.

Pool Bar & Grill

Pool Bar & Grill
Casual and convenient, the Pool Bar & Grill serves cocktails alongside soft ocean breezes. Poolside menu options feature healthy CruiseLite selections and light fare for lunch and dinner, including grilled meats and fresh-from-the-oven pizza.
Entertainment

The Bar

The Bar
With complimentary cocktails and engaging conversation, live music and a dance floor, The Bar aboard this luxury cruise ship welcomes guests to mix and mingle.

Casino

Casino
Roulette, blackjack and slot machines are available in the The Casino for anyone over 18. If you are a novice, you are welcome to attend the champagne reception and learn all the games offered aboard.

Panorama Lounge

Panorama Lounge
Specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day's destination from the comfort of the ship's interior, the Panorama Lounge is an ideal place to unwind, enjoy afternoon tea, listen to the pianist and watch the setting sun. At night you can enjoy dancing to a range of musical styles for every taste, from standards to the latest club mixes.

Show Lounge

Show Lounge
Every seat in this multi-tiered venue enjoys a clear view to the stage. Applaud a broad spectrum of entertainment — from full-scale production shows and classical soloists, to cultural entertainment and feature films. Throughout your voyage, the Show Lounge also presents port talks, enrichment lectures and a variety of special events.
Other Areas of the Ship

Beauty Salon

Beauty Salon
A full range of salon services - including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures - are available on board for both men and women.

Boutiques

Boutiques
Featuring designer collections and duty-free shopping, the Boutiques on board this luxury cruise ship offer a selection of jewelry, fashions, perfumes and Silversea logo items. Toiletries and convenience items are also available for purchase.

Card Room & Conference Room

Card Room & Conference Room
The Card Room on board is where bridge games and tournaments take place most days. On days at sea, newcomers to the game can learn how to play. Should you require a conference or meeting space, Silversea is pleased to offer a tailor-made experience. Audio-visual equipment is available and complimentary.

Connoisseur's Corner

Connoisseur's Corner
The Connoisseur’s Corner offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase.

Internet Café

Internet Café
Email friends and family back home or surf the web for a nominal fee. CD burners, headphones, digital camera media readers, and complimentary black and white laser printing are also available.

Library

Library
The Library on board has an extensive selection of hardcover books, magazines, reference materials and newspapers, as well as audio listening stations. Movies are also available and can be viewed on your in-suite entertainment center.

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre
The Fitness Center is equipped with free weights, weight machines, state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers and recumbent and upright bicycles. Classes in aerobics, yoga, Pilates and circuit training are led by the onboard fitness trainer and are always complimentary.

Observation Lounge

Observation Lounge
A quiet retreat above the bow of the ship invites you to settle in to a comfortable seat and enjoy a beverage while watching the ever-changing view. The Observation Lounge also offers a radar screen, astronomical maps, binoculars, reference books and board games.

Pool Deck

Pool Deck
Teak chaise lounges arranged in the sun or shade, bubbling whirlpools, and an attentive staff at the ready with an oversized towel as you emerge from the pool. It's the luxury cruise of your dreams.

The Spa at Silversea

The Spa at Silversea
Relax your body and mind in this soothing sanctuary. Indulge in a wide range of invigorating therapies including facials, body wraps, and massages. Men's and Women's saunas and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after your workout.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2001
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
28,258
Guests (Lowers)
Total Guests
382
Passenger Decks
7
Number of Crew
302
Officers' Nationality
European
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
194
Suites
11
Balconies
157
Ocean/River View
194
Interior
Accessible
2
Onboard choice reigns — the freedom to do everything or nothing. Pamper yourself at the beauty salon. Find the perfect bauble in the boutique. Test your luck in the casino. Enjoy an invigorating workout. Curl up with a good book in the library. Or simply soak up the sun on the pool deck. At Silversea, the choice is always yours.
Tipping Policy
Fares include onboard gratuities, with the exception of gratuities for Spa services.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Silversea ships are equipped to offer wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access. Guests can use their own laptop to surf the Internet and check emails at Wi-Fi locations throughout the ship, or from the comfort and privacy of their suite. Computers, email and Internet access are also available on board at the Internet Café. However, it is important to understand that telecommunication services while at sea are via satellite and significantly different than high-speed connections on land back home. The signal travels in a similar manner to radio waves but at much greater distances. Therefore, onboard Internet access is not guaranteed at all times. Satellite communications are also affected by weather and the ship's location.

    Internet Service Fees
    The same rates apply, whether accessing the Internet via personal laptop or via the Internet Café computers. All charges are posted directly to guests' onboard account. No credit is given for unused Time Plan minutes. Rates shown are in US dollars and are subject to change.

    • Basic Rate: $0.50 per minute (pay as you go)
    • Time Plan 1: 100 minutes for $45 ($0.45 per minute)
    • Time Plan 2: 250 minutes for $85 ($0.34 per minute)
    • Time Plan 3: 1000 minutes for $250 ($0.25 per minute)

  • Medical Emergencies
    Each Silversea ship is equipped with a Medical Centre, which is customarily staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. When docked, supplementary emergency care may also be obtained through local medical facilities.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    At the time of booking, expectant mothers are required to supply a medical certificate establishing their fitness for travel at the time they are due to travel. Silversea is unable to accommodate women who have entered their twenty-fourth (24th) week of pregnancy during their voyage, and will not be responsible or liable for any complication relative to any pregnancy during the entire duration of the cruise or thereafter. Additionally, airlines may have restrictions that may differ from Silversea’s. Please contact your travel professional or airline.

  • Smoking Policy
    In consideration of evolving consumer trends, and to further promote a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for all Silversea guests, staff and crew, the smoking policy was updated on January 1, 2013.

    Smoking is NOT allowed in:

    • Guest suites and guest suite verandas
    • All Public Areas, Lounges and Bars

    Smoking (including Cigars, Pipes and Cigarettes) is allowed in:

    • The Connoisseur's Corner.
    • In addition, tables and seating have been made exclusively available outside the Panorama Lounge, the Pool Bar, and specified areas of open decks.
    • Tables and seating have been made available outside La Terrazza for cigarette smoking exclusively.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Guests who rely upon wheelchairs must bring their own. Please note that not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility.

    All guests are required to report in writing to Silversea at the time their reservation is made:

    • Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage
    • Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance
    • Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else onboard the ship
    • Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons
    • Any intention or need to use a wheelchair aboard ship.

    By booking passage and by boarding the ship, the guest represents and warrants that they are physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship's officers and medical staff. Silversea reserves the right, without liability, to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of Silversea or the ship's Master, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which Silversea is reasonably able to provide. Those guests requiring wheel-on and/or wheel-off access must contact Silversea prior to making a booking. Silversea reserves the right to deny boarding to any guest who failed to notify Silversea of such requirement at the time of booking.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Cigar Bar
  • Conference Room/Conference Center
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Nightclub
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Binoculars
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Private Safe
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Sitting Area
  • Slippers
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Suites
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Dancing
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Live Music
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: Open Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
Other Facilities
  • ATM
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Business Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    Each Silversea ship is equipped with a Medical Centre, which is customarily staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. The Medical Centre is not intended or designed to provide on-going treatment of pre-existing conditions or for extended critical care, and Silversea is not responsible for the diagnosis, treatment or services furnished by shipboard medical personnel. Guests may be charged for medical services and for medications used for their medical treatment.
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Circuit Training
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Full Service Spa
  • Jogging Track
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Steam Room
  • Weight Machines
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instruction
Silversea's suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All suites have ocean views, and most include a private veranda so that you can experience the fresh sea air simply by stepping outside your door. Also included: Butler service, refrigerator and bar stocked with your preferences, European bath amenities, down duvets, fine bed linens, spa robes and slippers, personalized stationery, binoculars, and umbrella.

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

Owner's Suite - One Bedroom (O1) Call for Price
Owner's Suite - One Bedroom
  • Category: O1
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 919
The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic, as is theSilver Whisperitself. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with aVista Suite.

One-Bedroom: 919 sq.ft / 85 sq.m including veranda

Two-Bedroom: 1,264 sq.ft / 117 sq.m including veranda

Features:

  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional large picture window
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area and bar
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a powder room; two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with full-sized bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Owner's Suite - Two Bedroom (O2) Call for Price
Owner's Suite - Two Bedroom
  • Category: O2
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 1,264
The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic, as is theSilver Whisperitself. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with aVista Suite.

One-Bedroom: 919 sq.ft / 85 sq.m including veranda

Two-Bedroom: 1,264 sq.ft / 117 sq.m including veranda

Features:

  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional large picture window
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area and bar
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a powder room; two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with full-sized bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Grand Suite - One Bedroom (G1) Call for Price
Grand Suite - One Bedroom
  • Category: G1
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 941-1,090
Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends on your luxury cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner "at home".

Available as a one-bedroom suite configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

One-Bedroom: 941–1,090 sq.ft / 87–101 sq.m including veranda

Two-Bedroom: 1,286–1,435 sq.ft / 119–133 sq.m including veranda

Features:

  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area and bar
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a powder room; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with full-sized bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone (s
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Grand Suite - Two Bedroom (G2) Call for Price
Grand Suite - Two Bedroom
  • Category: G2
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 1,286-1,435
Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends on your luxury cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner "at home".

Available as a one-bedroom suite configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

One-Bedroom: 941–1,090 sq.ft / 87–101 sq.m including veranda

Two-Bedroom: 1,286–1,435 sq.ft / 119–133 sq.m including veranda

Features:

  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area and bar
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a powder room; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with full-sized bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone (s
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Royal Suite - One Bedroom (R1) Call for Price
Royal Suite - One Bedroom
  • Category: R1
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 967-1,007
Stately describes the Royal suite. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining while you cruise. Enough living space to roam.The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with aVeranda Suite.

One-Bedroom: 967–1,007 sq.ft / 90–94 sq.m including veranda

Two-Bedroom: 1,312–1,352 sq.ft / 122–126 sq.m including veranda

Features:

  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area and bar
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a powder room; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with full-sized bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Royal Suite - Two Bedroom (R2) Call for Price
Royal Suite - Two Bedroom
  • Category: R2
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 1,312-1,352
Stately describes the Royal suite. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining while you cruise. Enough living space to roam.The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms by adjoining with aVeranda Suite.

One-Bedroom: 967–1,007 sq.ft / 90–94 sq.m including veranda

Two-Bedroom: 1,312–1,352 sq.ft / 122–126 sq.m including veranda

Features:

  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area and bar
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a powder room; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with full-sized bath
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Silver Suite (SL) Call for Price
Silver Suite
  • Category: SL
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 653-701
Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms. Larger verandas. Situated midship. Perfection in design for comfortable living.

Silver Suites accommodate three guests.

One-Bedroom: 653–701 sq.ft / 61–65 sq.m including veranda

Features:

  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking system
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer's table
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
  • Complimentary Laundry
Medallion Suite (ME) Call for Price
Medallion Suite
  • Category: ME
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 521
A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. An extravagant suite for an extravagantcruise.

One-Bedroom: 521 sq.ft / 49 sq.m including veranda

Features:

  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room with sitting area and dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized whirlpool bathtub
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
Veranda Suite 4 (B4) Call for Price
Veranda Suite 4
  • Category: B4
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 345
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Radio/Alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Veranda Suite 3 (B3) Call for Price
Veranda Suite 3
  • Category: B3
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 345
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Radio/Alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Veranda Suite 2 (B2) Call for Price
Veranda Suite 2
  • Category: B2
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 345
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Radio/Alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Veranda Suite 1 (B1) Call for Price
Veranda Suite 1
  • Category: B1
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 345
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Radio/Alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Vista Suite (VI) Call for Price
Vista Suite
  • Category: VI
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 287
A quiet sanctuary. The sitting area of the Vista suite has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed during thecruise.

One-Bedroom: 287 sq.ft / 27 sq.m

Features:

  • Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bathtub
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi®fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV(s)
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.
Cruise Only Fares are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 10
Deck 9

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite 4 (B4)
Deck 8

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Grand Suite - One Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - Two Bedroom (G2)
  • Veranda Suite 4 (B4)
  • Veranda Suite 3 (B3)
Deck 7

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite - One Bedroom (O1)
  • Grand Suite - One Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - Two Bedroom (G2)
  • Royal Suite - One Bedroom (R1)
  • Royal Suite - Two Bedroom (R2)
  • Silver Suite (SL)
  • Owner's Suite - Two Bedroom (O2)
  • Veranda Suite 2 (B2)
  • Medallion Suite (ME)
Deck 6

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Grand Suite - One Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - Two Bedroom (G2)
  • Royal Suite - One Bedroom (R1)
  • Royal Suite - Two Bedroom (R2)
  • Veranda Suite 3 (B3)
  • Veranda Suite 2 (B2)
Deck 5

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite 1 (B1)
  • Veranda Suite 2 (B2)
Deck 4

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite (VI)
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