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Los Angeles/London (Greenwich)
139-night 2021 Viking World Discoveries Cruise
January 4, 2021
Viking Cruises: Viking Sun
Los Angeles/London (Greenwich)
Vacation Offer ID 1331598
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Cruise Inclusions

Viking Inclusive Value:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • 24-hour room service, specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Top-rated spa and state-of-the-art fitness center access
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with purchase of Viking Air
  • Included features valued at over $200 per person, per day
  • Private veranda
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • Separate seating area
  • 42" flat-screen LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Spacious closet & drawers
  • Mini-bar; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Los Angeles

Los Angeles 01/04/2021

Welcome to Los Angeles—the "City of Angels" scenically set between the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a panoramic drive around America's most glamorous city, home to leading film stars and Hollywood legends. Or, cycle along the iconic Santa Monica beach and among the colorful canals of quirky Venice on an electric bike.,
01/04/2021 01/04/2021
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara 01/05/2021

Visit Santa Barbara today—also known as the "American Riviera". Famed for its pristine beaches, world-class vineyards and scenic vistas, this jewel of the California coast is yours to explore. Discover Santa Barbara's Spanish heritage on a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, one of the town's most recognized and prized landmarks. Wander through its lush gardens as you gaze at the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. Or, follow the Urban Wine Trail and sample some of California's critically acclaimed vintages that celebrate Santa Barbara's passion for producing fine wine.,
01/05/2021 01/05/2021
At Sea
01/06/2021 01/06/2021
At Sea
01/07/2021 01/07/2021
At Sea
01/08/2021 01/08/2021
At Sea
01/09/2021 01/09/2021
At Sea

At Sea 01/10/2021

When Ferdinand Magellan crossed the Pacific Ocean almost 500 years ago, he dubbed it Mar Pacífico, meaning "peaceful sea". Cruise the Pacific Ocean as we depart California's West Coast for the Hawaiian islands. Perhaps attend a regional cooking class at The Kitchen Table, or take in an onboard lecture.,
01/10/2021 01/10/2021
Kauai

Kauai 01/11/2021

Call today on Hawaii's "Garden Island". The fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai's landscape is lush, green, and stunningly beautiful. You can explore on foot or by motor vehicle, or take to the skies for a bird's-eye view of this idyllic island paradise. You may discover the Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens & Sculpture Park—an infusion of beautiful flora and art. The gardens are home to one of the largest collections of bronze sculptures in the US. Or, follow in the footsteps of Captain James Cook, who arrived on these shores in 1778.,
01/11/2021 01/11/2021
Honolulu

Honolulu 01/12/2021

Arrive today in the cosmopolitan capital of Hawaii. You will find everything from historic landmarks to world-class shopping on the island of Oahu. Downtown is brimming with fine eateries to suit every palate entwined with fabulous boutiques offering everything from upscale chic to beachside glamour. Or, head to Waikiki Beach, where you can soak up the sun along shores blessed with pristine sands. Visit historic Pearl Harbor and see where the tragic events of December 7, 1941, unfolded, when Japan launched a surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet's battleship base. Or, immerse yourself in nature as you discover the island's endemic flora and fauna.,
01/12/2021 01/12/2021
At Sea
01/13/2021 01/13/2021
At Sea
01/14/2021 01/14/2021
At Sea
01/15/2021 01/15/2021
At Sea
01/16/2021 01/16/2021
At Sea

At Sea 01/17/2021

Spend five days at sea as you sail toward the islands of French Polynesia. Enjoy a range of international cuisine on board. Choose from casual café fare at the World Café, poolside cuisine cooked fresh to order at the Pool Grill, or fine dining and regional specialties in The Restaurant.,
01/17/2021 01/17/2021
Vaitape

Vaitape 01/18/2021

Arrive in Vaitape on the island of Bora Bora today, whose landscape is dominated by an extinct volcano in the shape of two moss-green peaks surrounded by an aquamarine lagoon. Bora Bora is the quintessential Polynesian paradise, as is exhibited by its lovely beaches and clear blue seas, through its cuisine, or during its crimson sunsets. Embark by open-air bus on a scenic tour of the natural and historic sites, including Faanui Bay and Bora Bora's biggest Polynesian temple. Or, explore the waters off Bora Bora and swim among colorful tropical fish, stingrays, and sharks.,
01/18/2021 01/18/2021
Opunohu Bay, Moorea

Opunohu Bay, Moorea 01/19/2021

Arrive at a tropical island paradise as you call on Moorea today. Famed for its unprecedented beauty, Charles Darwin described the surrounding barrier reef as "a picture in a frame". As you explore, you will certainly see why. Serene turquoise waters lap the shores of bays which enjoy a backdrop of dramatic volcanic peaks. Its cuisine is as colorful as its landscapes, with influences from European and Chinese settlers. During your time here, you may take in this idyllic paradise from the water as you relax on board a catamaran, or immerse yourself in Polynesian traditions and customs as you engage with locals.,
01/19/2021 01/19/2021
Papeete

Papeete 01/20/2021

Tahiti is the largest of the islands of French Polynesia and Papeete is its principal city. It breathes the same easygoing atmosphere as the rest of the archipelago, an earthly paradise with its turquoise waters, tranquil beaches, and stunning underwater world. The island's French and Polynesian cultures can be seen in the town's covered market, whose colorful displays are a delight for the senses. Admire the Catholic cathedral and the grand colonial design of the Papeete Town Hall, or Mairie de Papeete.,
01/20/2021 01/20/2021
At Sea
01/21/2021 01/21/2021
At Sea
01/22/2021 01/22/2021
At Sea
01/23/2021 01/23/2021
At Sea

At Sea 01/24/2021

Cruise the South Pacific today as we sail toward New Zealand. Enjoy the amenities of your ship as you cruise. Tonight, perhaps savor an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi's or sample international fare in the World Café.,
01/24/2021 01/24/2021
Cross International Dateline

Cross International Dateline 01/25/2021

As you cross the International Date Line today, you will "cruise into the future", effectively skipping a day. Crossing this meridian is a time-honored travel milestone long marked by ceremony. You can raise a glass to the event, whether you are celebrating in the Explorers' Lounge or on the Aquavit Terrace.,
01/25/2021 01/25/2021
At Sea

At Sea 01/26/2021

Vessels have been sailing the indigo waters of the South Pacific since prehistoric times. Spend a day at sea on these beautiful waters as you cruise into New Zealand, just prior to visiting the Bay of Islands.,
01/26/2021 01/26/2021
At Sea
01/27/2021 01/27/2021
Waitangi

Waitangi 01/28/2021

Today, call into Waitangi, located in the far north of New Zealand's North Island. Its name means "weeping waters" in Maori and it was here, at this stunning seaside location, that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on February 6, 1840. Captain William Hobson and 52 Maori chiefs signed the treaty, an act that was considered the founding of New Zealand as a nation. Today, it is celebrated annually with a public holiday and spirited bicultural ceremony on the grounds of Treaty House.,
01/28/2021 01/28/2021
Auckland

Auckland 01/29/2021

Arrive in Auckland, the cultural capital of New Zealand's North Island. Known as the "City of Sails", Auckland enjoys a stunning setting between two harbors. This seafaring city has hosted two America's Cup challenges and its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts. During an overnight stay here, you will have ample time to take in this Kiwi city's beauty and history, touring the tree-lined Albert Park and the neoclassical Auckland War Memorial Museum. Cross the Harbour Bridge to enjoy sweeping views from Bastion Point and pass through Parnell Village, lined with upscale shops and cafés.,

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!

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of Auckland City.
 
Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacific atmosphere and cuisine.
 
Enjoy a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum standing in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano, one of a number of extinct volcanoes within the Auckland region.
 
                                    Enjoy an authentic display of Maori culture. Following the Maori Performance experience what is known as the world’s best collection of Maori Taonga (Treasures) and South Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Museum.
 
For a bird’s eye view of Auckland, its harbour and outlying islands, visit the Sky Tower which soars to an incredible 328 metres above Auckland, offering the best views of the city. The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower has four observation decks including an outdoor deck, glass lift and floor panels, and multi lingual audio guides.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
 
Includes:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Entrance to Auckland Museum with Maori performance and Maori gallery tour
  • Entrance to SkyTower
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
 
North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade tour featuring highlights of the north Auckland region,

the Takatu Peninsula and Matakana Coast.

 

The Takatu Peninsula is a very ‘undiscovered’ part of Auckland’s eastern coastline, looking out to Kawau Island and encompassing the fabulously uncrowded surf beaches of Tawharanui Regional Park. Vineyards, museums and the crafts and pottery at nearby Matakana add to the charm of the region.

 

Begin your drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge viewing the Waitemata Harbour and the North Shore areas of the city before entering the tranquil countryside of the Rodney District.

 

Upon arrival at Brick Bay Wines, enjoy a shared platter style lunch (including glass of local wine, tea/coffee and sweet treat) at the Brick Bay café overlooking the sculpture exhibits and vineyard.

 

Following lunch, enjoy walking through their sculpture trail. Showcasing contemporary sculpture by established and emerging artists, you will experience the art in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees and majestic palms, abundant birdlife, and green pastures all overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. It is a unique outdoor gallery experience, where an ever changing display of 25 to 30 works is sensitively sited along the 2 kilometre trail. The track is an easy one hour walk suitable for most ages and abilities. Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley, there are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail.

 

Continue to Tawharanui Regional Park - for a leisurely walk to view the natural wonderland of the bush and beach followed by a drive to the beautiful Leigh Harbour via the scenic Matakana countryside if time permits.

 

Return to Auckland - if time permits there may be the opportunity to visit some of the local vineyards, such as Ascension, Heron’s Flight Vineyard and Hyperion Wines.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 8 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at Brick Bay Wines
  • Sculpture trail at Brick Bay Wines
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Wine tasting charges

 
Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your half day tailormade tour featuring the highlights of the Auckland region.

 

Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacifica atmosphere and cuisine.

 

Travel west to the spectacular West Coast beaches, where you will experience the magnitude of the area, the softness of black sand and the cool ocean breeze. Visit Muriwai Beach to enjoy the opportunity of a light walk and explore this unique New Zealand coastal landscape with its rugged surf pounded cliffs .View the nesting sites of one of the world’s largest sea birds, the Gannet, in their natural environment.

 

Return to the Kumeu area - New Zealand’s most concentrated wine making region which has a distinct Mediterranean flavour. Many of the vineyards were settled by Dalmation migrants in valleys and on the sunny slopes footing the dramatic Waitakere Ranges. There is the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting if desired.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Winetasting charges
01/29/2021 01/29/2021
Auckland

Auckland 01/30/2021

Enjoy a second day in Auckland, known as the "City of Sails" and set between two harbors. This seafaring city has hosted two America's Cup challenges and its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts. You may choose to glide through the waters of Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf in an America's Cup yacht. Or, get a taste of Auckland on a tour through some of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods.,

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!

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of Auckland City.
 
Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacific atmosphere and cuisine.
 
Enjoy a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum standing in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano, one of a number of extinct volcanoes within the Auckland region.
 
                                    Enjoy an authentic display of Maori culture. Following the Maori Performance experience what is known as the world’s best collection of Maori Taonga (Treasures) and South Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Museum.
 
For a bird’s eye view of Auckland, its harbour and outlying islands, visit the Sky Tower which soars to an incredible 328 metres above Auckland, offering the best views of the city. The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower has four observation decks including an outdoor deck, glass lift and floor panels, and multi lingual audio guides.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
 
Includes:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Entrance to Auckland Museum with Maori performance and Maori gallery tour
  • Entrance to SkyTower
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
 
North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade tour featuring highlights of the north Auckland region,

the Takatu Peninsula and Matakana Coast.

 

The Takatu Peninsula is a very ‘undiscovered’ part of Auckland’s eastern coastline, looking out to Kawau Island and encompassing the fabulously uncrowded surf beaches of Tawharanui Regional Park. Vineyards, museums and the crafts and pottery at nearby Matakana add to the charm of the region.

 

Begin your drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge viewing the Waitemata Harbour and the North Shore areas of the city before entering the tranquil countryside of the Rodney District.

 

Upon arrival at Brick Bay Wines, enjoy a shared platter style lunch (including glass of local wine, tea/coffee and sweet treat) at the Brick Bay café overlooking the sculpture exhibits and vineyard.

 

Following lunch, enjoy walking through their sculpture trail. Showcasing contemporary sculpture by established and emerging artists, you will experience the art in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees and majestic palms, abundant birdlife, and green pastures all overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. It is a unique outdoor gallery experience, where an ever changing display of 25 to 30 works is sensitively sited along the 2 kilometre trail. The track is an easy one hour walk suitable for most ages and abilities. Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley, there are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail.

 

Continue to Tawharanui Regional Park - for a leisurely walk to view the natural wonderland of the bush and beach followed by a drive to the beautiful Leigh Harbour via the scenic Matakana countryside if time permits.

 

Return to Auckland - if time permits there may be the opportunity to visit some of the local vineyards, such as Ascension, Heron’s Flight Vineyard and Hyperion Wines.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 8 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at Brick Bay Wines
  • Sculpture trail at Brick Bay Wines
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Wine tasting charges

 
Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your half day tailormade tour featuring the highlights of the Auckland region.

 

Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacifica atmosphere and cuisine.

 

Travel west to the spectacular West Coast beaches, where you will experience the magnitude of the area, the softness of black sand and the cool ocean breeze. Visit Muriwai Beach to enjoy the opportunity of a light walk and explore this unique New Zealand coastal landscape with its rugged surf pounded cliffs .View the nesting sites of one of the world’s largest sea birds, the Gannet, in their natural environment.

 

Return to the Kumeu area - New Zealand’s most concentrated wine making region which has a distinct Mediterranean flavour. Many of the vineyards were settled by Dalmation migrants in valleys and on the sunny slopes footing the dramatic Waitakere Ranges. There is the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting if desired.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Winetasting charges
01/30/2021 01/30/2021
Auckland

Auckland 01/31/2021

With more time in port, you can visit more of Auckland and its splendid beauty. Head in the the heart of New Zealand's wine country and sample some of its world acclaimed wines. Or, explore North Island's west coast and admire its unspoiled beauty. Visit a local farm and experience local life in the farming community.,

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!

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of Auckland City.
 
Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacific atmosphere and cuisine.
 
Enjoy a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum standing in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano, one of a number of extinct volcanoes within the Auckland region.
 
                                    Enjoy an authentic display of Maori culture. Following the Maori Performance experience what is known as the world’s best collection of Maori Taonga (Treasures) and South Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Museum.
 
For a bird’s eye view of Auckland, its harbour and outlying islands, visit the Sky Tower which soars to an incredible 328 metres above Auckland, offering the best views of the city. The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower has four observation decks including an outdoor deck, glass lift and floor panels, and multi lingual audio guides.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
 
Includes:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Entrance to Auckland Museum with Maori performance and Maori gallery tour
  • Entrance to SkyTower
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
 
North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade tour featuring highlights of the north Auckland region,

the Takatu Peninsula and Matakana Coast.

 

The Takatu Peninsula is a very ‘undiscovered’ part of Auckland’s eastern coastline, looking out to Kawau Island and encompassing the fabulously uncrowded surf beaches of Tawharanui Regional Park. Vineyards, museums and the crafts and pottery at nearby Matakana add to the charm of the region.

 

Begin your drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge viewing the Waitemata Harbour and the North Shore areas of the city before entering the tranquil countryside of the Rodney District.

 

Upon arrival at Brick Bay Wines, enjoy a shared platter style lunch (including glass of local wine, tea/coffee and sweet treat) at the Brick Bay café overlooking the sculpture exhibits and vineyard.

 

Following lunch, enjoy walking through their sculpture trail. Showcasing contemporary sculpture by established and emerging artists, you will experience the art in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees and majestic palms, abundant birdlife, and green pastures all overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. It is a unique outdoor gallery experience, where an ever changing display of 25 to 30 works is sensitively sited along the 2 kilometre trail. The track is an easy one hour walk suitable for most ages and abilities. Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley, there are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail.

 

Continue to Tawharanui Regional Park - for a leisurely walk to view the natural wonderland of the bush and beach followed by a drive to the beautiful Leigh Harbour via the scenic Matakana countryside if time permits.

 

Return to Auckland - if time permits there may be the opportunity to visit some of the local vineyards, such as Ascension, Heron’s Flight Vineyard and Hyperion Wines.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 8 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at Brick Bay Wines
  • Sculpture trail at Brick Bay Wines
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Wine tasting charges

 
Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your half day tailormade tour featuring the highlights of the Auckland region.

 

Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacifica atmosphere and cuisine.

 

Travel west to the spectacular West Coast beaches, where you will experience the magnitude of the area, the softness of black sand and the cool ocean breeze. Visit Muriwai Beach to enjoy the opportunity of a light walk and explore this unique New Zealand coastal landscape with its rugged surf pounded cliffs .View the nesting sites of one of the world’s largest sea birds, the Gannet, in their natural environment.

 

Return to the Kumeu area - New Zealand’s most concentrated wine making region which has a distinct Mediterranean flavour. Many of the vineyards were settled by Dalmation migrants in valleys and on the sunny slopes footing the dramatic Waitakere Ranges. There is the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting if desired.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Winetasting charges
01/31/2021 01/31/2021
At Sea

At Sea 02/01/2021

While at sea, start your day with a walk around the Promenade Deck. Join one of yoga classes and find your inner calm or sign up for one of optional cooking classes at The Kitchen Table. Tonight, enjoy an elegant meal in The Restaurant.,
02/01/2021 02/01/2021
Napier

Napier 02/02/2021

Cruise into Hawke's Bay today, New Zealand's second-largest wine-growing region. Disembark to explore Napier's Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was destroyed during a 1931 earthquake. Its eclectic mix of "Main Street" design and Art Deco flair combine to create a city unlike any other in the world. Take it all in during a city tour, or venture farther afield to sample some of the region's beloved wines at its vineyards or to seek out some of the bay area's abundant birdlife, including the iconic gannet on nearby Cape Kidnappers.,

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!

Napier - Hawke's Bay highlights - full day tour (7 hours)

You will be met dockside at the Port of Napier by your private guide and driver for a full day tour of Hawke's Bay, including highlights such as food and wine, sightseeing, history, Maori culture and artists and also spend time with some of the personalities of the Bay.

 

Taste wonderful wines, meet fascinating artists, explore stunning scenery, absorb history, enjoy a drive to the summit of Te Mata Peak for stunning views of the region (weather permitting) and enjoy a platter lunch at a winery restaurant.

 

Visit and talk with a Maori who can provide a spiritual insight into their culture and can clearly demonstrate what it is that makes this indigenous people so special. He will give you a cultural welcome on to their land.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 7 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at a vineyard
  • Winetasting
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch

 
02/02/2021 02/02/2021
Wellington

Wellington 02/03/2021

Visit Wellington today, hailed by many as "the coolest little capital in the world", brimming with cultural institutions such as the Museum of New Zealand and the National Art Gallery. The city enjoys a splendid setting among mountains and the sea. Enjoy a tour of its main sites, including the summit of Mt. Victoria, the Wellington Cathedral, and the New Zealand Parliament's four buildings—including Parliament House, a dramatic neoclassical wonder, and the Executive Wing, known as the "Beehive" for its shape. You will also see the renowned Wellington Botanic Garden, home to the award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Perhaps join our Privileged Access visit to the Museum of New Zealand, or join a city tour fashioned for fans of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.,

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!

Wellington - Lord of the Rings Movie Magic - half day tour (5 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour delving into the magic that is the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

 

Sir Peter Jackson, Oscar winning film director & Sir Richard Taylor Oscar winning special effects director, both live in Wellington. Their studios, Post Production office, Weta Digital effects and Weta Workshops are based here. During the tour you’ll drive by the Embassy Theatre which hosted the World Premieres of LOTR, The Return of the King in 2003 & The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey in 2012.

 

Enjoy a 45 minute guided tour at Weta Workshop, where the story of the creative process is told by crew members, using the props, models and weapons they helped make for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. See the work being undertaken inside one of the world’s leading movie effects operations and visit Weta Cave Shop - a cavern of creativity in its own right boasts a huge range of movie merchandise.

 

Continue to Mount Victoria to view film locations for The Outer Shire & The Race to the Ferry, before returning to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 5 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and  touring as noted
  • Entrance to Weta Cave with Window into Workshop tour
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
Wellington - Eastern suburbs blossoms and bays - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour to the elegant Eastern Suburbs.
 
Wellington – Capital City and cultural centre of New Zealand.  Nestled between a dramatic harbour and bush clad hills, this thriving characteristic city is home to a feast of attractions including theatre, arts, parks and museums.
 
Travel to the residential area of Lowry Bay, travelling via the Hutt Valley and Petone Esplanade, enjoying views of Somes Island and the Northern reaches of Wellington Harbour.
 
Arrive at a gracious private home and enjoy morning tea, followed by an optional walk in your Hosts garden.
 
Continue your scenic drive to Eastbourne and onto Days Bay, where you can enjoy a stroll on the level coastal track to enjoy vistas of the Wellington Heads, Cook Strait – and on a clear day, out to the Kaikoura Ranges.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and  touring as noted
  • Morning tea in a private home
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals

 
Wellington - City Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, Wellington.
 
Wellington – Capital City and cultural centre of New Zealand.  Nestled between a dramatic harbour and bush clad hills, this thriving characteristic city is home to a feast of attractions including theatre, arts, parks and museums.
 
                                  Enjoy dramatic views of the city from Mount Victoria before continuing on a short drive to 'Te Papa' - The Museum of New Zealand where you will enjoy highlights on an informal guided tour.  There will be the opportunity for some shopping at the excellent souvenir shop.
 
Continue by driving past Old Saint Paul's Cathedral - the finest example of Revival Gothic architecture in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
Travel via the famous Beehive and Parliament Buildings, highlighting the differences in architecture between the old and the new.
 
Continue to the Botanical Gardens, where you will find the exquisite Lady Norwood Rose Gardens, which invite for a walk if time permits.
                                 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Guided tour at Te Papa (shared basis)
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
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Lyttleton (Christchurch)

Lyttleton (Christchurch) 02/04/2021

Explore the English-flavored city of Christchurch, spread at the feet of the Southern Alps on New Zealand's South Island. Today it is a stunning blend of British charm and natural beauty, with so many green parks that it has been nicknamed the "Garden City". See firsthand how the city is creatively preserving its iconic heritage. Visit the Container Mall, a series of stores set up in giant shipping containers, and the Cardboard Cathedral, welcoming worshippers until the Christchurch Cathedral is repaired. You will also visit the lush Christchurch Botanic Gardens, one of the world's most important of its kind. If you wish, explore the International Antarctic Center, where you can experience life in the continent's harsh climate and meet some resident penguins.,
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At Sea

At Sea 02/05/2021

As you sail today, share a cappuccino in the Viking Bar with new friends, enjoy a visit to The Spa, or relax on the Sun Deck. Finish the day with a drink in Tórshavn.,
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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound 02/06/2021

Spend your day cruising through the tranquility of the Doubtful Sound. The deepest and second-longest of the South Island fjords was originally named Doubtful Harbor by explorer Captain James Cook, then later renamed by whalers and sealers. The fjord's imposing peaks rise up to more than 5,000 feet, transitioning from verdant forest to rugged rock along the way. The area's mixture of both freshwater and saltwater makes it home to a diverse ecosystem, including one of the southernmost pods of bottlenose dolphins. Keep watch for fur seals and penguins sunning themselves near the entrance to the fjord.,
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At Sea
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At Sea

At Sea 02/08/2021

Cruise the the Tasman Sea. Just as many refer to an Atlantic journey as "hopping the Pond", Kiwis and Aussies refer to this voyage as "crossing the Ditch". Your two days at sea provide the ideal opportunity to read about your upcoming ports in the Library and to perhaps make an appointment at The Salon for a hair treatment, manicure, or shave.,
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Hobart

Hobart 02/09/2021

Explore the fabled island of Tasmania, Australia's smallest state, named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. The capital, Hobart, was founded as a penal colony for some 300 inmates. Today, it is a charming city with a mild climate and a picturesque natural setting on the banks of the Derwent River. Its historic neighborhoods and traditional pubs are best explored on foot. As we are docked here overnight, you will have plenty of time to explore.,

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!

Hobart - Half Day Sightseeing Tour - HD Tour
Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington. It is a provocative mix of historic and contemporary art and culture.
 
Highlights:
  • Walk through Royal Botanic Garden
  • Visit Mt Wellington summit for a photo opportunity
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive through Hobart
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide and vehicle
Not Included:
  • Lunch or morning tea
Hobart: Hobart Highlights - 4 hours
You will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day city sights tour of Hobart.

Please note: It is recommended you wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
 
With your local guide gain an introduction to Hobart and learn about the fascinating Indigenous and colonial history through fun, informative tales. Wander the period lanes of Salamanca and Battery Point, visit markets, galleries and villages, meet the makers and interact with the locals.
 
Have the opportunity to walk the historic boulevards of downtown, passing stunning urban gardens and Victorian architecture. Stop to admire street art or visit one of the many eclectic boutiques before stopping for morning tea.>
 
Spend the rest of the day exploring some of the city’s vibrant local neighbourhood. Visit a historic local brewer or world class distillery and fine food stores.
 
On conclusion of your tour your guide will return you to your cruise vessel in Hobart.

Tour duration: approximately 4 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship
Cost excludes: -
Hobart: Hobart Eat & Art - 8 hours
Your private guide and driver will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full-day tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Field National Park to explore some of Tasmania’s best wildlife and wildernesses.
 
Spend the morning getting acquainted with the city of Hobart through the eyes of a well-informed and connected guide. Visiting private galleries, backstreet cafes and popular local haunts with the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the makers.
 
Wander the historic backstreets and the waterfront area of Salamanca and Battery Point. Hear about curious characters from Hobart's past and present who have helped to shape this eclectic and culturally rich regional capital.
 
A short drive from the city, in charming, country surrounds, is the destination restaurant and organic farm, The Agrarian Kitchen. You will be taken on a hosted tour of the grounds and kitchens, meet the chef and enjoy a sensational two-course meal of seasonal, local-produce.
 
 Spend the afternoon exploring one of the city's most iconic attractions at your own pace. David Walsh's MONA has helped to redefine Tasmania to a generation of Australians. It's experimental, boundary-pushing exhibitions belong on every visitor's list. Return to the city via one of MONA's very own, purpose-built ferries.
 
On conclusion of your tour you will be transferred back to your cruise vessel in Hobart.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship and lunch, entry to MONA 
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
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Hobart

Hobart 02/10/2021

Enjoy a second day in Hobart today. You might wish to tour the former penal colony of Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an open-air museum chronicling the relocation of convicts here by the British Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.,

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!

Hobart - Half Day Sightseeing Tour - HD Tour
Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington. It is a provocative mix of historic and contemporary art and culture.
 
Highlights:
  • Walk through Royal Botanic Garden
  • Visit Mt Wellington summit for a photo opportunity
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive through Hobart
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide and vehicle
Not Included:
  • Lunch or morning tea
Hobart: Hobart Highlights - 4 hours
You will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day city sights tour of Hobart.

Please note: It is recommended you wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
 
With your local guide gain an introduction to Hobart and learn about the fascinating Indigenous and colonial history through fun, informative tales. Wander the period lanes of Salamanca and Battery Point, visit markets, galleries and villages, meet the makers and interact with the locals.
 
Have the opportunity to walk the historic boulevards of downtown, passing stunning urban gardens and Victorian architecture. Stop to admire street art or visit one of the many eclectic boutiques before stopping for morning tea.>
 
Spend the rest of the day exploring some of the city’s vibrant local neighbourhood. Visit a historic local brewer or world class distillery and fine food stores.
 
On conclusion of your tour your guide will return you to your cruise vessel in Hobart.

Tour duration: approximately 4 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship
Cost excludes: -
Hobart: Hobart Eat & Art - 8 hours
Your private guide and driver will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full-day tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Field National Park to explore some of Tasmania’s best wildlife and wildernesses.
 
Spend the morning getting acquainted with the city of Hobart through the eyes of a well-informed and connected guide. Visiting private galleries, backstreet cafes and popular local haunts with the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the makers.
 
Wander the historic backstreets and the waterfront area of Salamanca and Battery Point. Hear about curious characters from Hobart's past and present who have helped to shape this eclectic and culturally rich regional capital.
 
A short drive from the city, in charming, country surrounds, is the destination restaurant and organic farm, The Agrarian Kitchen. You will be taken on a hosted tour of the grounds and kitchens, meet the chef and enjoy a sensational two-course meal of seasonal, local-produce.
 
 Spend the afternoon exploring one of the city's most iconic attractions at your own pace. David Walsh's MONA has helped to redefine Tasmania to a generation of Australians. It's experimental, boundary-pushing exhibitions belong on every visitor's list. Return to the city via one of MONA's very own, purpose-built ferries.
 
On conclusion of your tour you will be transferred back to your cruise vessel in Hobart.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours 
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship and lunch, entry to MONA 
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
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Melbourne

Melbourne 02/11/2021

Discover Melbourne, capital of the Australian state of Victoria. During its heyday, it was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world. Today, you can uncover the cultural and historic treasures of, by some accounts, the most livable city in the world during a tour of its highlights. View the city's stately Victorian-era buildings and visit Fitzroy Gardens, where Cook's Cottage graces the landscape. Constructed in England by the parents of famed explorer Captain Cook, it was deconstructed brick by brick and reassembled here to celebrate the centenary of the city's founding. If you wish, join a visit to see some of Australia's iconic wildlife, such as the koala, wombat, kangaroo, and wallaby.,

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!

Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - FD Tour
One of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road stretches 550 km along the southern coast of Victoria. Climb aboard your light aircraft and take one of the world's truly great scenic flights. Travel it and you will discover some of the world's most inspiring scenery, an ever-changing hinterland and charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches.
 
Highlights:
  • Enjoy breath-taking aerial views of the 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson's Steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay.
  • Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach
  • Discover seaside villages such as the popular town of Lorne
  • See koalas in the wild at Kennett River
  • View the sculptured beauty of The Twelve Apostles
Tour Duration: 8.5hrs

Tour can operate: Anytime

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
  • Lunch
  • Private vehicle and driver/guide

Not Included: 

 
Melbourne - National Galley Australia - HD Tour
Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place and a unique cultural precinct. It brings together a mix of creative attractions including the Australian collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
 
Highlights:
  • Experience one of nation's finest Aboriginal Art collections
  • All of the household names of Australia's artists are represented in the extensive collections including McCubbin, Streeton, Nolan and many more
  • Your guide, a museum and art curator by profession will take you on a private tour through the collection
Tour Duration: 1.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes - Vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • The services of a professional tour  guide
  • Vehicle
     
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Melbourne: Highlights - 6 hours
This extended half day tour is one of the best ways to get to know the ins and outs of Melbourne.
 
After meeting your private guide and vehicle at the cruise terminal, you will begin unravelling Melbourne’s history by driving along The Golden Mile, past the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.
 
Migrant groups give Melbourne its edge. Visit some of Melbourne’s cultural precincts and grab a sidewalk coffee at a chic laneway café. For Melbournians today, life revolves around food, fashion, beaches and sport. Take some time to connect with the city and its people with this ‘local’s look’. Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. Many are real entertainers and have had their stalls passed down through generations. Your taste buds will be left tingling as you sample their wares.
 
Take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with sport. Enjoy a stroll through some of Melbourne’s iconic laneways – home to the best and unique bars, galleries, boutiques and cafés in the city.
 

Lunch at a local restaurant is included today. After lunch, you are transferred back to the city and your cruise vessel.

Tour duration: approximately 6 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
 
Melbourne: Laneways Walking Tour - 4 hours
This morning you will be met at the cruise terminal and transferred to Federation Square in the city by private transfer, where you start your private walking tour of Melbourne’s hidden gems.
 
Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many gems. Join this indulgent walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. See over 30 stores on this casual stroll. Morning tea is included before a restaurant lunch.
 
The tour will conclude after lunch where you will be returned to your cruise vessel by private transfer.
 
Tour duration: approximately 4 hours
Cost includes: professional local guide, transfers from/to cruise ship, morning tea, lunch
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch, any extra purchases at shops
 
Melbourne: Great Ocean Road And Scenic Flight - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Great Ocean Road.
 
Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, with rugged cliffs and big waves. Visit and learn about the historic Split Point Lighthouse, located in the town of Aireys Inlet. This beacon of light is credited with saving hundreds of ships and thousands of lives along Australia’s treacherous ‘shipwreck coast’.
 
Soak up the atmosphere of Victoria’s premier holiday town, Lorne, before marvelling at the cliff-hugging road that stretches between Lorne and Apollo Bay. It is one of the most spectacular roads in the world, home to monstrous cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves and secluded beaches. En route, visit the wild Koalas of Kennet River and get acquainted with some of Australia’s most colourful birds.
 
A delicious lunch at a local restaurant is included this afternoon. Then climb aboard your helicopter and take one of the world’s most truly greatest scenic flights. For the rest of the road you’ll be flying high. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson’s Steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay.
 
Your journey back to Melbourne is a relaxing drive that will take you through the majestic Otway Ranges before arriving back at your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch, scenic flight in light aircraft
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Alleyways & Arcades of Melbourne
Join an A&K historian for your own private walk through the heart of 'Marvellous Melbourne'. Your journey starts with a ride on one of Melbourne's iconic and much loved trams (trolley cars). Your guide will lead you through the city's fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways - you will discover lanes filled with trendy cafes and eclectic boutiques not to mention some 'out there' graffiti street art and of course you will have plenty of time along on the way to admire landmark buildings like the Block Arcade with its dazzlingly high Victorian interior decoration or some truly grand 19th century commercial buildings like the Gothic Bank. You will see the hand of progress as you encounter buildings that have been renewed and transformed like old General Post Office. The Arcades and Alleyways tour is a wonderful way to discover Melbourne's architectural and cultural heritage.
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At Sea

At Sea 02/12/2021

Trace Australia's renowned Gold Coast, lined with resorts and picturesque beaches. As you cruise today, mingle with newfound friends in The Living Room, browse the Scandinavian-inspired artwork throughout your ship, and attend a talk about your upcoming ports.,
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Sydney

Sydney 02/13/2021

Arrive in Sydney, the capital of Australian New South Wales, celebrated for its magnificent natural harbor, one of world's largest. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains on the edge of the blue Pacific, Sydney is blessed with a natural setting few cities in the world can rival. Explore the charming crooked streets of Sydney's historic district of The Rocks, where some houses date back to the early days of European settlement. Or, raise a glass in one of Sydney's oldest pubs.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational lunch cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 54 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.
 
Highlights:
  • See the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and Fort Denison from the water
  • A barbeque lunch is served on board, while anchored in a secluded cove
Tour Duration: 4hrs (12.30pm – 4.30pm)
 
Tour can operate:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday
Departs with minimum 2-4 passengers depending on date
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour
Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit. A thrilling way to view the icons of Sydney's harbour and beyond.
 
Highlights:
  • Get up close and personal with this amazing structure
  • Celebrate with your group at the top and take photos that will last a lifetime
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Any time of year but weather dependent
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate - High
 
Inclusions:
  • Return private transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour
A mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the waters edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine.
 
Highlights:
  • Stunning views of Sydney from the seaplane
  • Fly a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime, weather dependent
Seaplane is on a scheduled/shared basis.
At time of booking, guests individual weights are required as it is a legal requirement.
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • 3 course lunch
  • Return transfers to/from Rose Bay
     
Not Included:
  • Beverages during lunch (payable direct to Cottage Point)
Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your luxury eco-tour into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region, Blue Mountains.
 
Continuing your journey to the Blue Mountains National Park, where you will enter a little known hidden clearing to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. Enjoy morning tea in a secluded valley, where you may see kangaroos grazing in the wild.
 
Visit a number of scenic lookouts, including Kings Tableland with its breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley. See firsthand the ruggedness and beauty that the Blue Mountains are famous for.
 
Lunch is included today at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Then head to Wentworth Falls and take a short walk to the falls with your guide. Enjoy stunning views and experience the local flora and fauna up close as your guide shares their knowledge of the incredible geology of the Blue Mountains and how they were formed.
 
Re-join your vehicle and travel towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters and learn the Aboriginal legend behind this famous rock formation while marvelling at the stunning views of Jamison Valley. Then continue around Narrow Neck Plateau for more incredible vantage points.
 
Then sit back and relax during your journey back through Sydney’s western suburbs and across the ANZAC Bridge to reboard your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, wildlife park entry fee, morning tea, lunch, national park fee
 Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Hunter Valley.
 
180 years young, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that is home to over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
 
Travelling north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, your first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well-renowned viticulture area, where you sample exquisite wines in a private area.
 
Then continue on to Leogate Estate, one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award-winning wines can provide. Sample a selection of cheeses to accompany your wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the winemaking process. Then enjoy a relaxing 2-course lunch: a selection of platters with a glass of red or white wine, followed by a dessert of choice.
 
After lunch, travel to Keith Tulloch Winery, a small family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”.  Sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine – a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.  
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.

Tour duration: approximately 10 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, morning tea, lunch, wine tasting
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
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Sydney

Sydney 02/14/2021

Enjoy a second day in Sydney. You may pull back the curtain and enjoy an insider's view of Sydney's world-class Opera House. Or, join a professional photographer for a walking tour in the harbor area and an opportunity to snap fantastic images of vivid street art, historic houses and more. Alternately, you might choose to explore the natural wonders of the nearby Blue Mountains.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational lunch cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 54 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.
 
Highlights:
  • See the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and Fort Denison from the water
  • A barbeque lunch is served on board, while anchored in a secluded cove
Tour Duration: 4hrs (12.30pm – 4.30pm)
 
Tour can operate:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday
Departs with minimum 2-4 passengers depending on date
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour
Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit. A thrilling way to view the icons of Sydney's harbour and beyond.
 
Highlights:
  • Get up close and personal with this amazing structure
  • Celebrate with your group at the top and take photos that will last a lifetime
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Any time of year but weather dependent
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate - High
 
Inclusions:
  • Return private transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour
A mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the waters edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine.
 
Highlights:
  • Stunning views of Sydney from the seaplane
  • Fly a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime, weather dependent
Seaplane is on a scheduled/shared basis.
At time of booking, guests individual weights are required as it is a legal requirement.
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • 3 course lunch
  • Return transfers to/from Rose Bay
     
Not Included:
  • Beverages during lunch (payable direct to Cottage Point)
Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your luxury eco-tour into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region, Blue Mountains.
 
Continuing your journey to the Blue Mountains National Park, where you will enter a little known hidden clearing to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. Enjoy morning tea in a secluded valley, where you may see kangaroos grazing in the wild.
 
Visit a number of scenic lookouts, including Kings Tableland with its breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley. See firsthand the ruggedness and beauty that the Blue Mountains are famous for.
 
Lunch is included today at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Then head to Wentworth Falls and take a short walk to the falls with your guide. Enjoy stunning views and experience the local flora and fauna up close as your guide shares their knowledge of the incredible geology of the Blue Mountains and how they were formed.
 
Re-join your vehicle and travel towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters and learn the Aboriginal legend behind this famous rock formation while marvelling at the stunning views of Jamison Valley. Then continue around Narrow Neck Plateau for more incredible vantage points.
 
Then sit back and relax during your journey back through Sydney’s western suburbs and across the ANZAC Bridge to reboard your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, wildlife park entry fee, morning tea, lunch, national park fee
 Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Hunter Valley.
 
180 years young, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that is home to over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
 
Travelling north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, your first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well-renowned viticulture area, where you sample exquisite wines in a private area.
 
Then continue on to Leogate Estate, one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award-winning wines can provide. Sample a selection of cheeses to accompany your wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the winemaking process. Then enjoy a relaxing 2-course lunch: a selection of platters with a glass of red or white wine, followed by a dessert of choice.
 
After lunch, travel to Keith Tulloch Winery, a small family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”.  Sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine – a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.  
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.

Tour duration: approximately 10 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, morning tea, lunch, wine tasting
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
02/14/2021 02/14/2021
At Sea

At Sea 02/15/2021

Continue following the east coast of Australia today, often called the "Sunshine Coast". Linger on the Sun Deck or on your veranda for vistas of azure and turquoise as you sail through some of the world's most beautiful waters. Perhaps take a dip in the Infinity Pool or stroll the Promenade Deck. This evening, enjoy the jazz strains of live music at Tórshavn.,
02/15/2021 02/15/2021
Brisbane

Brisbane 02/16/2021

Call on the capital of Queensland today, situated on the Brisbane River and spread over hills rising from Moreton Bay. This picturesque city is known for its Queenslander architecture, a distinct style characterized by terraces and raised living spaces. Brisbane itself enjoys a flourishing culinary scene amid a sophisticated collection of art galleries. Head out to explore the surrounding areas and you will find yourself enveloped in beautiful vineyards, stunning seascapes, and wonderful nature.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Brisbane - Half Day City Sights - HD
Brisbane is no sleepy town; this is a capital city with an innovative and vibrant edge, a modern and free spirited outlook. Brisbane has a love affair with the outdoors from a gently winding river to lush mountain hideaways.
 
Highlights:
  • Mt Coot-tha Lookout
  • Brisbane River
  • Southbank - relax at Brisbane’s ‘City Beach’
  • Walking tour of Brisbane starting from Kangaroo Cliffs
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • The services of a professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Vehicle
  • Entrance Fees 
Brisbane: City Sights and Koala Encounters - 4.5 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day tour of Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
 
Head to Mt Coot-tha for stunning views over Brisbane’s downtown, across the suburbs and out to the islands. Your guide will provide a brief historical tour of Brisbane’s downtown and of the region’s rich history, from English prison to modern metropolis.
 
During your tour, you will visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Learn about Australia’s native fauna on a guided tour through the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. The sanctuary has a large variety of other Australian wildlife, all in beautiful and natural settings. Highlights include a variety of birds of prey and hand-feeding the soft, friendly kangaroos. You may even pat or hold one of the scaly, ‘friendly’ snakes in the snake show. A photograph holding an iconic koala is a popular optional extra. Some of the many other animals are crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, eastern water dragons, platypus and wombats.
 
Drive to Southbank, where you will enjoy a walk along the river with lovely views of Brisbane’s downtown. Options at Southbank include the very popular and unique ‘City Beach’, surrounding parklands, markets and the 60-metre tall ‘Wheel of Brisbane’ (giant Ferris wheel). On the way back, stop at the Kangaroo Cliffs for lovely views over the city and the Botanical Gardens.
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, refreshments
Cost excludes: lunch
 
Brisbane: Australia Zoo and Montville
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to Australia Zoo.
 
Your zoo visit starts with a special visit to Australia Zoo’s multi-million dollar animal hospital. Here, you will have the chance to pat a koala and may take up the optional extra of a photograph holding a koala. 
 
In the central section see 20 beautiful snakes including 10 of the most poisonous in the world. Watch the intriguing round wombats eat, sleep and scratch. Walk through the tropical Australian bird aviary with around 40 beautifully coloured species. See Australia’s famous ‘Big Red’ kangaroos and hand-feed these friendly kings of the Aussie bush.
 
At the ‘Crocoseum’ enjoy the main show of the day – ‘Wildlife Warriors’. See Steve’s dream come alive as a variety of birds-of-prey and other beautifully coloured endangered birds from around the world fly close overhead. The show climaxes as a crocodile leaps out of the water for his food.
 
Stop along the way to enjoy a gourmet lunch before visiting the spiky echidnas and patting and feeding the Wallabies.  
 
Time permitting enjoy a visit to gorgeous Montville in the hinterland with arts, cafes, wines and stunning views over the Glasshouse Mountains before returning to your accommodation.
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship and lunch
 
Brisbane: Lamington National Park Day Tour - 8.5 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

On the way to Mount Tamborine, learn about the convict history of Brisbane and the European settlement of southern Queensland. Stretch your legs at the Curtis Falls Rainforest Walk: this easy walk into the sub-tropical rainforest includes numerous beautiful palms and strangler figs, ending at a delightful little rock pool with waterfalls.
 
Mount Tamborine is well known for its boutique wineries, award-winning distillery and micro-brewery as well as gourmet cheese tasting. Take your pick or just relax for an hour along the village ‘Gallery Walk’ with art galleries, gift shops and cafes.

Deep in the rainforest and back up into UNESCO World Heritage-listed parkland, learn about the region’s pioneering history while enjoying a great lunch high on the mountain with views over the valleys. Hand-feed the cheeky, but vibrantly coloured, crimson rosellas and king parrots – both are truly some of Australia’s most beautiful birds.

The famous O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk starts by stepping inside a giant strangler fig: look up 35 metres (100 feet) and see the cylindrical tunnel inside the trunk all the way to the top of the tree, with shafts of light piercing through random holes on the trunk. The highlight for many is a walk through the rainforest’s canopy. Take a moment to close your eyes and relax. Lamington is a true bird-lover paradise with over 160 species, like the glossy black cockatoo and majestic satin bowerbird.
 
Upon conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
02/16/2021 02/16/2021
At Sea

At Sea 02/17/2021

Continue following the east coast of Australia today, often called the "Sunshine Coast". Linger on the Sun Deck or on your veranda for vistas of azure and turquoise as you sail through some of the world's most beautiful waters. Perhaps take a dip in the Infinity Pool or stroll the Promenade Deck. This evening, enjoy the jazz strains of live music at Tórshavn.,
02/17/2021 02/17/2021
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach 02/18/2021

Stumbled upon in 1770 by Captain James Cook 49 days after Easter (Whitsunday), the Whitsunday archipelago emerges from the Coral Sea amid the Great Barrier Reef. The seafaring Ngaro people called this paradise home until 1870 and hunted these waters in bark canoes. Nature's brushstrokes are astonishing here: pure-white sands meet cerulean waters, swirling together at sandbars to merge into a palette of turquoise, cream, and emerald-green hills. Witness these islands and Airlie Beach firsthand; glassy, invigorating, and impossibly blue, the waters provide the ideal oasis for relaxation and idling away a few hours on the beach.,
02/18/2021 02/18/2021
Cairns

Cairns 02/19/2021

Call on Cairns today, built on the shoulders of gold prospectors. Today, it is a major sugarcane and fishing port, and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. See the city's major sights, including its historic Royal Australian Navy base, Cairns Botanic Gardens, and Palm Cove, a quaint, beach-loving community. Or, perhaps board a catamaran for an exciting sail to the magnificent reef, the largest continuous system of its kind on Earth.,
02/19/2021 02/19/2021
At Sea

At Sea 02/20/2021

Sail the waters of the Coral Sea today, home to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. With crystal-clear waters lapping at atolls and a vast diversity of marine life, this pristine body of water is a paradise for divers and pure pleasure to cruise.,
02/20/2021 02/20/2021
Thursday Island

Thursday Island 02/21/2021

Explore Thursday Island today, just off the northernmost tip of Australia's Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. This picturesque island is home to a thriving artistic community. It once hosted an international pearl-diving industry, with divers coming from Japan, Malaysia, and India. You will have time to explore on your own today, and perhaps discover the history of the island's defense during a visit to Green Hill Fort.,
02/21/2021 02/21/2021
At Sea
02/22/2021 02/22/2021
At Sea

At Sea 02/23/2021

Sail the shallow tropical waters of the Arafura Sea. As you cruise today, enjoy coffee or a drink in the Explorers' Lounge or stroll the wraparound Promenade Deck.,
02/23/2021 02/23/2021
Darwin

Darwin 02/24/2021

Arrive today in Darwin, Australia, the cultural hub of what is known as the "Top End" of the continent for its northernmost location. A panoramic city tour reveals the highlights of the largest city in the thinly populated Northern Territory state. You will pass Christ Church Cathedral, the seven-gabled Government House, and the Old Admiralty House. A stop at the East Point lookout reveals the coastal beauty of the Top End. If you would like, you can set out along the Adelaide River to view the area's famed jumping crocodiles.,

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!

Darwin: WWII History Tour - 4 hours
You will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day tour of Darwin.
 
Travel through the city past Parliament House to a viewing platform overlooking the harbour, where you will learn about the destruction of Darwin by the Japanese air attack on the city in 1942. See the Stokes Hill Wharf area before continuing to the World War II storage tunnels. The tunnels were built during WWII by the Civil Construction Corps. This unique tourist attraction located in the Darwin Wharf Precinct was reopened in 1992 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin. Located beneath the cliffs of the city, your private guide provides historical information relating to the concept of the tunnels. The WWII tunnels these days feature a photographic display of Darwin during WWII including photographs of the brave men and women who served in the protection of Australia.
 
Continue on to East Point Military Museum and Reserve. Visit the bunker where the army planned Top End defence strategy during World War II. The East Point Military Museum was Darwin's first museum. The museum includes artillery, videos, armoured vehicles and photographs. This military museum displays war memorabilia, gun aiming equipment, firearms and aviation, navy and army exhibits. There is also a video showing dramatic live footage of the Japanese bombing of Darwin. The surroundings are part of the East Point Reserve.
 
Upon conclusion of your touring, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal.

Tour duration: approximately 4 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, entry fees
Cost excludes: lunch
Darwin: City Sights and Surrounds - 8 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a full day tour of Darwin and surrounds.

Your day begins with a visit to Darwin’s attractive waterfront region and historic Stokes Hill Wharf. Your guide will explain the history of Darwin, including the air raid bombings during World War II and Cyclone Tracy, which devastated the city in 1974.
 
Heading out of town, your first stop is Fogg Dam; a vast, open wetland area that is home to large numbers of colourful birds at various times of the year.
 
Visit the Corroboree Road House for a brief stop and join a small group scenic cruise around the picturesque Corroboree Billabong, viewing a large variety of wetland birds and crocodiles in their natural environment. This area is part of the Mary River Wetlands system.
 
The return trip to Darwin takes you along the Marrakai Track, travelling past cattle stations and viewing the mighty cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, which tower over six metres in height.
 
On conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise  ship, light lunch, entry fees
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Darwin: Litchfield National Park Discovery Tour - 8 hours

This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to the Litchfield National Park.
 
Please note; please bring shoes suitable for walking short distances on uneven terrain, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimming costume and towel.
 
Travel approximately two hours south from Darwin past abandoned WWII airstrips and the town of Batchelor for the approximately one hour journey through the Litchfield National Park. Ascend the rocky Tabletop Range where dry woodlands and forests dominate the huge sandstone plateau. Arrive at Litchfield National Park. This fascinating, uniquely beautiful area was originally the home of the Aboriginal Wagait people.

Travel through the park to the famous Termite Mounds. One of Litchfield's unique sights, this collection of hundreds of termite mounds standing over six feet high in a wide swathe of empty ground has the appearance of a graveyard. The mounds are like enormous magnetic compasses with their thin edges pointing north-south and broad backs east-west, minimizing their exposure to the sun. This ingenious design keeps the mounds cool for the termites inside.

Drive to Wangi Falls. The falls flow into a large, easily accessible swimming hole surrounded by lush monsoonal rainforest making them Litchfield National Park's most popular attraction. 
 

On conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal to reboard your vessel.

Tour duration: approximately 8 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch

02/24/2021 02/24/2021
At Sea

At Sea 02/25/2021

As you sail the Timor Sea today, you might enjoy some yoga on the Sports Deck and indulge in a soak in the Thermal Pool of The Spa. It is thought that the early inhabitants of Australia "island hopped" to the continent across these shallow waters. In more modern days, in the late 1980s, skilled sportsmen and sportswomen raced 1,000 miles by junkung, or outrigger canoe, across the Timor Sea from Bali, Indonesia, to Darwin, Australia.,
02/25/2021 02/25/2021
Komodo

Komodo 02/26/2021

Anchor among the stunning vistas of Indonesia's Komodo Island. You will go ashore to visit Komodo National Park and the Tamarind Woods, a magnificent menagerie of wildlife including the legendary Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world. These patient hunters can grow up to ten feet long and weigh as much as 275 pounds. You might also see the island's Timor deer, wild horses and boars, and giant fruit bats. If you wish, don a snorkel and mask and explore the vibrant underwater world at Pink Beach, so called for the rose-hued coral washed ashore and crushed to a fine powder by crashing waves.,

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!

Komodo Dragon Adventure with Pink Beach – 4 hours - Komodo
Highlights:
  • During your half-day adventure, you’ll take an approximately 30 minute moderately active trek through the dry, tropical grasslands to a viewing point for a look at these massive creatures, later, you’ll cool off in the sparkling waters of nearby Pink Beach.
  • After boarding the tender, you’ll cruise across the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to Komodo Island.
  • Once you step off at the park’s entrance, you’ll be met by a friendly English-speaking guide and a park ranger who will share their intimate knowledge of the park as you head out on an approximately 30 minute moderately active walk.
  • After arriving at the viewing point have your camera ready, a Komodo dragon or two may make an appearance.
  • To experience this undersea phenomenon for yourself you’ll return to the jetty for the transfer by boat to Pink Beach where you can swim and dive in the inviting waters (snorkelling gear will be provided).
  • Then, take in the splendid views as your boat glides through the ocean on your return trip to your ship with wonderful memories to share both with passengers and family back home.
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Loh Liang Jetty
  • National Park Entrance Fees, English speaking guide assistance
  • Soft drinks / mineral water / refreshments
  • Snorkeling equipment
Not Included:
  • Personal expenses, telephone, laundry service, tips and gratuities, personal travel insurance
  • All services which are not mentioned on the program above.
02/26/2021 02/26/2021
Benoa

Benoa 02/27/2021

Today, you can explore the colorful markets and rich culture of arts, crafts, and traditional dance on the island of Bali. You will tour its bustling provincial capital of Denpasar. Take in the colors, flavors, and fragrances of the local market and explore the Bali Museum and the sublime temple of Jagatnatha. Or, see how the traditional Balinese once lived and witness the creativity of talented artisans.,

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!

Bali Highlights & Twin Lakes - 9 hours - Benoa
Highlights:
  • Your adventure begins at the conclusion of your welcoming ceremony.
  • After boarding your motor coach you’ll drive through the emerald green hills and into central Bali.
  • Your first stop is Sangeh Monkey Forest, a 34-acre sanctuary for hundreds of monkeys.
  • Visit the 400-year-old Pura Bukit Sari Sangeh Temple.
  • Next on your itinerary, you’ll see Lake Bratan. Located almost 4,000 feet above sea level, this sparkling lake sits in the crater of Mt. Catur.
  • Then, you’ll make a photo stop at a viewing area where you can look out over the “twin lakes,” Buyan Lake, the smallest lake in Bali, and Tamblingan Lake.
  • Continuing on, you’ll head over to the highland village of Munduk for lunch.
  • After lunch, you’ll visit the colourful Pasar Candi Kuning market. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also purchase handicrafts, paintings, and fabrics.
  • Your final destination is the village of Tohpati, famous for its fine batik. After observing the batik process you can try your hand at painting traditional batik designs.
  • Later, you're invited to browse for souvenirs, gifts and fine Balinese crafts.
  • When your exciting highland exploration comes to an end, you’ll return to your motorcoach, perhaps laden with crafts from the market or Tohpati, for the relaxing ride back to your ship.
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Benoa Port
  • Entrance Fees, English speaking guide assistance, Welcome dance
  • Soft drinks/ mineral water/ refreshments, Lunch
Not Included:
  • Personal expenses, telephone, laundry service, tips and gratuities, personal travel insurance
  • All services which are not mentioned on the program above.
Bali’s Heritage Sites – 9 hours - Benoa
Highlights:
  • After a traditional Balinese pendet welcome dance, you’ll board your motorcoach and travel to Tohpati near the capital city of Denpasar. Along the way, you’ll see beautiful landscapes of coastal plains, lush terraced hillsides, rice paddies, and fruit and spice plantations.
  • Once you arrive in Tohpati, you’ll visit a factory to see first hand the entire batik process.
  • After observing the batik process you can try your hand at painting traditional batik designs.
  • Later, you're invited to browse for souvenirs, gifts and fine Balinese crafts.
  • Re-board your coach and travel to Penglipuran Culture Village. The village people live under strict rules just like their ancestors centuries ago.
  • Continuing on, you’ll visit Pura Besakih, the Mother Temple of Bali. Perched over 3,000 feet up the gentle slopes of Mt. Agung, Bali’s largest and holiest temple dates back 2,000 years.
  • Next, is a delicious buffet lunch featuring Indonesian dishes in the village of Rendang. As you enjoy your meal, marvel at the breathtaking views of the rice paddies and Mt. Agung.
  • Following lunch, you’ll journey to the village of Klungkung for a photo stop at Kertha Gosa.
  • Finally, you’ll travel to your ship with photos and memories to share with everyone back home.
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Benoa Port
  • Entrance Fees, English speaking guide assistance, Welcome dance
  • Soft drinks / mineral water / refreshments / lunch / snacks
Not Included:
  • Personal expenses, telephone, laundry service, tips and gratuities, personal travel insurance.
  • All services which are not mentioned on the program above.
Mt. Batur & Rural Bali with a Local Family – 8 hours - Benoa
Highlights:
  • This unique full-day excursion not only introduces you to a local family but offers you the opportunity to learn a little bit about their culture and language.
  • Your day begins with a pendet welcome ceremony at the pier.
  • Then, you’ll board your motorcoach and travel into central Bali.
  • You’ll continue on to a charming village and disembark at a Balinese home and meet a local family. After a warm welcome, you’ll join them for a traditional Balinese breakfast, which may include fried banana fritters and rice cakes served with coffee or tea.
  • Later, you’ll go for a stroll through the village and stop for a welcome dance performed by local children. Then, you’ll walk through the farms and watch the farmers at work in the rice fields.
  • To experience the spiritual side of Bali, you’ll climb back aboard your coach bound for Kehen Temple, considered the most beautiful Hindu temple on the island.
  • You’ll then proceed to an Indonesian buffet lunch in the village of Kintamani, which sits on the edge of Mt. Batur. Relax over your delicious meal while marvelling at the outstanding views of the active volcano and the sparkling waters of Lake Batur
  • Kemenuh is the centre of the intricate art of woodcarving. You’ll visit a woodcarving studio and watch skilled craftsmen.
  • Before returning to port, you can comb through the gallery and purchase these wooden works of art that capture the spirit of this incredible place.
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Benoa Port
  • Entrance Fees, English speaking guide assistance, Welcome dance
  • Soft drinks/ mineral water/ refreshments, Balinese breakfast, lunch
Not Included:
  • Personal expenses, telephone, laundry service, tips and gratuities, personal travel insurance
  • All services which are not mentioned on the program above
02/27/2021 02/27/2021
At Sea

At Sea 02/28/2021

Sail the Java Sea today in waters that were traversed by merchant ships from the Dutch East India Company throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. As you cruise, you will have a chance to sample some cuisine of the islands such as rijsttafel, a rice dish adopted by the Dutch and still enjoyed throughout The Netherlands.,
02/28/2021 02/28/2021
Semarang

Semarang 03/01/2021

Call in Semarang today on the island of Java. Stop for photos of the Great Mosque of Central Java and visit the Sam Poo Kong temple, a historic Chinese Muslim temple. Alternatively, venture to Borobudur temple, the largest Buddhist monument in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may walk in the footsteps of the devout, tracing the clockwise path along its round base and climbing to its apex, where sweeping views of four volcanoes reward you.,

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!

Borobudur Temple and Steam Train Museum – 9 hours - Semarang
Highlights:
  • Your full day tour begins with a traditional Javanese welcome dance, followed by a scenic 56-mile drive through the dramatic landscape of central Java, to the town of Ambarawa.
  • En route, you'll travel through the Candi residential district and the highlands of the interior. Numerous volcanoes and the inspiring volcano, Mount Merapi, dot the landscape.
  • Upon arriving, you'll visit the Ambarawa Railway Museum, home to locomotives dating back 150 years.
  • Next on your itinerary is a drive to Borobudur Temple, a 9th-century Buddhist temple.
  • After an awe-inspiring visit, you'll enjoy a delicious Javanese buffet lunch served adjacent to the temple.
  • Your central Java tour concludes with a return drive to Semarang and a stop at Coffee Eva House for traditional rice cakes, banana or other seasonal fruits, and java coffee or tea.
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Tanjung Emas Port
  • Entrance Fees, English speaking guide assistance
  • Soft drinks/ mineral water/ refreshments/ lunch/ snacks
Not Included:
  • Personal expenses, telephone, laundry service, tips and gratuities, personal travel insurance
  • All services which are not mentioned on the program above.
03/01/2021 03/01/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/02/2021

Spend the day relaxing onboard as you cruise the Java Sea. Evidence points to the sea bottom being above water before water levels rose following the last ice age. This shallow body of water was also the sight of a disastrous naval battle during World War II, when Allied Forces were defeated by the Japanese on Feb. 27, 1942.,
03/02/2021 03/02/2021
At Sea
03/03/2021 03/03/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/04/2021

As you cruise the South China Sea, attend an illuminating enrichment lecture on board. Take in the sea views from the Explorers' Lounge. Tonight, dine at your choice of venues, perhaps pairing sommelier-selected wines with a carefully prepared tasting menu at The Chef's Table.,
03/04/2021 03/04/2021
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu 03/05/2021

Witness daily life in a water village and learn about Brunei's ancient technologies. See the grand gilded treasures of two of Brunei's major cultural centers—Jerudong and Bandar Seri Begawan. Or, glimpse the opulent lives of Brunei's royal family during a visit to the Royal Regalia Exhibition Hall and the Jerudong Royal Polo Club.,
03/05/2021 03/05/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/06/2021

Gain insight into the lives of indigenous Malaysian tribes during a visit to the colorful Mari Mari Cultural Village. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling among 12,000 acres of protected coral reefs and other marine life during an island getaway off the coast of Sabah. Or, experience a walk through Kinabalu Park's montane oak and chestnut rainforest in the shadow of majestic Mt. Kinabalu.,
03/06/2021 03/06/2021
Manila

Manila 03/07/2021

Continue to sail the South China Sea today, once called the Sea of Cham after the maritime kingdom of Champa that ruled Southeast Asia before the 16th century. Today these waters are the second-most used sea lane in the world. As you sail, relax in the Explorers' Lounge and enjoy the spectacular vistas from the ship.,
03/07/2021 03/07/2021
Manila

Manila 03/08/2021

Call on the bustling metropolis of Manila today. See the highlights of this former Spanish colonial city during a wide-ranging panoramic tour, including the old downtown and Old Intramuros, which was home to the elite during the colonial era. You can embark a wooden canoe for an exhilarating river ride to Pagsanjan Falls.,
03/08/2021 03/08/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/09/2021

As you sail the South China Sea today, relax in the Explorers' Lounge and enjoy the spectacular vistas from the ship. As you cruise, mingle with newfound friends in The Living Room, and attend a port talk about your upcoming destinations.,
03/09/2021 03/09/2021
Hong Kong

Hong Kong 03/10/2021

Cruise into dazzling Hong Kong this morning and admire the glittering forest of skyscrapers standing between soaring mountains, a bustling harbor, and offshore islands. See where deeply held Eastern traditions meet modern Western sensibilities during a panoramic city tour that takes you up Victoria Peak for sweeping views of the metropolis. An overnight stay in Hong Kong lets you explore further on your own or with one of our shore excursions.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Hong Kong Lantau Cable Car, Great Buddha and Po Lin Monastery - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Ngong Ping Village, Giant Buddha, and Po Lin Monastery. 
Added Value
  • Crystal Ngong Ping Cable Car (share basis) up and down to/from Ngong Ping Village
  • Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations
  • meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary/flights,
  • Any airport departure taxes,
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride - 4 hours
Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride -  HD
  • Sheung Wan dried food & Chinese herbal medicine & moment: pulse taking
  • Man Mo temple on Hollywood Road & moment: Fortune Telling
  • Peak + Peak Tram
  • Aberdeen + sampan boat ride
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations,
  • Meals,cruise/hotel arrangements,
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,
  • Flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start with a visit to Tsang Tai Uk also known as Shan Ha Wai "Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot", is a Hakka walled village and one of the best-preserved. Shan Ha Wai gained its current name Tsang Tai Uk from locals when it housed displaced families after the Second World War.
  • A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
  • Make a wish at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
  • Next is a visit to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. 
Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Donation to Tsang Tai Uk
  • Bottled Water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong Highlights Tour with Lunch – 6 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Cross Victoria Harbour, one of Hong Kong’s greatest assets, a jewel that people marvel at no matter how many times they visit the city using the famous Star Ferry
  • Enjoy a ride on the World's steepest funicular railway, the Peak Tram!
  • Take a sampan ride into the typhoon shelter for a close-up view of waterborne life.
  • Feast on a traditional Dim Sum Lunch
  • Visit Stanley, a popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • One way Star ferry ticket
  • One way peak tram ticket
  • 15-minute Sampan ride
  • Chinese Dim Sum lunch with Chinese Tea
  • Bottled Water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong Living Culture Tour – 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start the day with a slow-motion tai chi class. During the hour-long lesson along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront
  • Learn the history and cultural importance of Tea whilst tasting samples with a local tea expert
  • Relax with a 45-minute foot reflexology session 
Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 30 minute Tai Chi Class with Master
  • One hour Tea Ceremony
  • 50 minute Foot Reflexology session
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
  • Minimum 2 persons required for the tour
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Macau Excursion – 8 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Visit the famous A-Ma Temple. It is located on the south-western tip of the Macao peninsula overlooking Barra Square and the seashore. 
  • Explore the historic heart of Macau including St. Paul's Ruins and Senado Square.
  • Summit the Macau Tower, where you can gaze out over Taipa and Coloane, look for Macau's landmarks and historical sites or try to spot Hong Kong's outlying islands.
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Round trip TurboJet Economy ferry ticket from Macau to Hong Kong and Macau to Hong Kong
  • Entrance to Macau Tower
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round trip private transfers in Macau
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong - Full Day Macau Tour by jetfoil (10 Hours)
Highlights:
  • Visit Statue of Kum Iam, dedicated to Kum Iam, the Goddess of Mercy. It is 20 meters tall and made of bronze. The construction cost was MOP 30 million.
  • Visit Macau Tower, 338 meters high and ranked the 11th highest in the world.
  • Continue to Temple of A-Ma, was built 400 years ago in homage to a girl who saved seamen's lives. Macau was later named by the Portuguese settlers in mid-16th Century.
  • Ruins of Sao Paulo - An imposing facade is all that is left of a church built by Italian and Japanese Jesuit priests in 1602.
  • A short visit in one of the famous casinos
Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Ground transportation Seat-In-Coach
  • Lunch
  • 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary. 
Not Included:
  • Personal Expenses, Tipping
03/10/2021 03/10/2021
Hong Kong

Hong Kong 03/11/2021

See where Hong Kong's deeply held Eastern traditions meet modern Western sensibilities during a panoramic city tour that takes you up Victoria Peak for sweeping views of the metropolis. Alternately, you may explore further on your own or with one of our shore excursions.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Hong Kong Lantau Cable Car, Great Buddha and Po Lin Monastery - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Ngong Ping Village, Giant Buddha, and Po Lin Monastery. 
Added Value
  • Crystal Ngong Ping Cable Car (share basis) up and down to/from Ngong Ping Village
  • Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations
  • meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary/flights,
  • Any airport departure taxes,
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride - 4 hours
Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride -  HD
  • Sheung Wan dried food & Chinese herbal medicine & moment: pulse taking
  • Man Mo temple on Hollywood Road & moment: Fortune Telling
  • Peak + Peak Tram
  • Aberdeen + sampan boat ride
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations,
  • Meals,cruise/hotel arrangements,
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,
  • Flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start with a visit to Tsang Tai Uk also known as Shan Ha Wai "Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot", is a Hakka walled village and one of the best-preserved. Shan Ha Wai gained its current name Tsang Tai Uk from locals when it housed displaced families after the Second World War.
  • A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
  • Make a wish at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
  • Next is a visit to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. 
Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Donation to Tsang Tai Uk
  • Bottled Water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong Highlights Tour with Lunch – 6 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Cross Victoria Harbour, one of Hong Kong’s greatest assets, a jewel that people marvel at no matter how many times they visit the city using the famous Star Ferry
  • Enjoy a ride on the World's steepest funicular railway, the Peak Tram!
  • Take a sampan ride into the typhoon shelter for a close-up view of waterborne life.
  • Feast on a traditional Dim Sum Lunch
  • Visit Stanley, a popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • One way Star ferry ticket
  • One way peak tram ticket
  • 15-minute Sampan ride
  • Chinese Dim Sum lunch with Chinese Tea
  • Bottled Water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong Living Culture Tour – 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start the day with a slow-motion tai chi class. During the hour-long lesson along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront
  • Learn the history and cultural importance of Tea whilst tasting samples with a local tea expert
  • Relax with a 45-minute foot reflexology session 
Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 30 minute Tai Chi Class with Master
  • One hour Tea Ceremony
  • 50 minute Foot Reflexology session
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
  • Minimum 2 persons required for the tour
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Macau Excursion – 8 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Visit the famous A-Ma Temple. It is located on the south-western tip of the Macao peninsula overlooking Barra Square and the seashore. 
  • Explore the historic heart of Macau including St. Paul's Ruins and Senado Square.
  • Summit the Macau Tower, where you can gaze out over Taipa and Coloane, look for Macau's landmarks and historical sites or try to spot Hong Kong's outlying islands.
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Round trip TurboJet Economy ferry ticket from Macau to Hong Kong and Macau to Hong Kong
  • Entrance to Macau Tower
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round trip private transfers in Macau
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong - Full Day Macau Tour by jetfoil (10 Hours)
Highlights:
  • Visit Statue of Kum Iam, dedicated to Kum Iam, the Goddess of Mercy. It is 20 meters tall and made of bronze. The construction cost was MOP 30 million.
  • Visit Macau Tower, 338 meters high and ranked the 11th highest in the world.
  • Continue to Temple of A-Ma, was built 400 years ago in homage to a girl who saved seamen's lives. Macau was later named by the Portuguese settlers in mid-16th Century.
  • Ruins of Sao Paulo - An imposing facade is all that is left of a church built by Italian and Japanese Jesuit priests in 1602.
  • A short visit in one of the famous casinos
Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Ground transportation Seat-In-Coach
  • Lunch
  • 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary. 
Not Included:
  • Personal Expenses, Tipping
03/11/2021 03/11/2021
Hong Kong

Hong Kong 03/12/2021

Explore more of Hong Kong with a visit to a local institution. Witness the sights, sounds, and aromas of a wet market—an outdoor market made up of various stands selling meat, seafood, and fresh produce. After your tour, enjoy a dim sum and tea breakfast.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Hong Kong Lantau Cable Car, Great Buddha and Po Lin Monastery - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Ngong Ping Village, Giant Buddha, and Po Lin Monastery. 
Added Value
  • Crystal Ngong Ping Cable Car (share basis) up and down to/from Ngong Ping Village
  • Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
Tour Duration: 4 hours
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
 
Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations
  • meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary/flights,
  • Any airport departure taxes,
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride - 4 hours
Hong Kong Island Local Markets, Temple, Peak Tram and Sampan Ride -  HD
  • Sheung Wan dried food & Chinese herbal medicine & moment: pulse taking
  • Man Mo temple on Hollywood Road & moment: Fortune Telling
  • Peak + Peak Tram
  • Aberdeen + sampan boat ride
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
Exclusions:
  • Any accommodations,
  • Meals,cruise/hotel arrangements,
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,
  • Flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start with a visit to Tsang Tai Uk also known as Shan Ha Wai "Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot", is a Hakka walled village and one of the best-preserved. Shan Ha Wai gained its current name Tsang Tai Uk from locals when it housed displaced families after the Second World War.
  • A photo stop will be made at the Lo Wai Walled Village, the first walled village built by the Tang clan. The site was also declared a monument in 1997. Nearby is the Tang's Ancestral Hall, built in the 16th century, for clan rituals & ancestor worship.
  • Make a wish at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, a big banyan tree that is popular among local villagers who come to burn joss sticks and make wishes under it.
  • Next is a visit to a spectacular Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple the Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist nunnery is stunning with its monastery complex having been renovated as a piece of Tang dynasty architecture. The grand and elegant complex will surely become one of China's great cultural attractions in the years to come. 
Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Donation to Tsang Tai Uk
  • Bottled Water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong Highlights Tour with Lunch – 6 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Cross Victoria Harbour, one of Hong Kong’s greatest assets, a jewel that people marvel at no matter how many times they visit the city using the famous Star Ferry
  • Enjoy a ride on the World's steepest funicular railway, the Peak Tram!
  • Take a sampan ride into the typhoon shelter for a close-up view of waterborne life.
  • Feast on a traditional Dim Sum Lunch
  • Visit Stanley, a popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • One way Star ferry ticket
  • One way peak tram ticket
  • 15-minute Sampan ride
  • Chinese Dim Sum lunch with Chinese Tea
  • Bottled Water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong Living Culture Tour – 4.5 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Start the day with a slow-motion tai chi class. During the hour-long lesson along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront
  • Learn the history and cultural importance of Tea whilst tasting samples with a local tea expert
  • Relax with a 45-minute foot reflexology session 
Tour Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 30 minute Tai Chi Class with Master
  • One hour Tea Ceremony
  • 50 minute Foot Reflexology session
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal
  • Minimum 2 persons required for the tour
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc.
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Macau Excursion – 8 hours - Hong Kong
Highlights:
  • Visit the famous A-Ma Temple. It is located on the south-western tip of the Macao peninsula overlooking Barra Square and the seashore. 
  • Explore the historic heart of Macau including St. Paul's Ruins and Senado Square.
  • Summit the Macau Tower, where you can gaze out over Taipa and Coloane, look for Macau's landmarks and historical sites or try to spot Hong Kong's outlying islands.
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Round trip TurboJet Economy ferry ticket from Macau to Hong Kong and Macau to Hong Kong
  • Entrance to Macau Tower
  • Bottled Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Round trip private transfers in Macau
  • Round-trip private transfers from Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong
Not Included:
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Hong Kong - Full Day Macau Tour by jetfoil (10 Hours)
Highlights:
  • Visit Statue of Kum Iam, dedicated to Kum Iam, the Goddess of Mercy. It is 20 meters tall and made of bronze. The construction cost was MOP 30 million.
  • Visit Macau Tower, 338 meters high and ranked the 11th highest in the world.
  • Continue to Temple of A-Ma, was built 400 years ago in homage to a girl who saved seamen's lives. Macau was later named by the Portuguese settlers in mid-16th Century.
  • Ruins of Sao Paulo - An imposing facade is all that is left of a church built by Italian and Japanese Jesuit priests in 1602.
  • A short visit in one of the famous casinos
Tour Duration: 10 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Ground transportation Seat-In-Coach
  • Lunch
  • 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary. 
Not Included:
  • Personal Expenses, Tipping
03/12/2021 03/12/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/13/2021

Tucked among mainland China, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the South China Sea is one of the world's most important waterways; the beauty of these waters and the enriching destinations to which they lead are noteworthy. Begin your day with coffee and a real Norwegian waffle at Mamsen's gourmet deli. Later, perhaps you will swim in the Infinity Pool or mingle with newfound friends over tea in the Wintergarden. This evening, enjoy soft piano music in The Living Room or lively jazz in Tórshavn.,
03/13/2021 03/13/2021
Chan May

Chan May 03/14/2021

From your port in Chan May, discover the ancient Imperial City of Hue, seat of the Nguyen Dynasty until 1945. The crumbling stone walls of the citadel hold stories of long-fought battles and are a delight to explore. Despite being bombed during the 1960s and 1970s, much of the structure remains and is well preserved. You may also experience morning trading activities of locals on a visit to a traditional food market, where you will have the opportunity to take in the tantalizing smells and flavors and browse the colorful stalls.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Chan May Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English-speaking local guide
  • Bicycle and safety helmet
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Lunch (food only)
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
Imperial Hue Tour – 8 hours - Chan May
Highlights:
  • Boat Cruise on Perfume River
  • Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Imperial Citadel
  • Emperor Tomb of Tu Duc
  • Ha Noi’s Old Quarter’s walking tour
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Morning departure

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Chan May Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Private boat cruise on Perfume River
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
03/14/2021 03/14/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/15/2021

Relax onboard your ship as you cruise the South China Sea. Unwind in The Spa, where you can enjoy the Snow Grotto and Sauna, or by taking a dip in the Infinity Pool.,
03/15/2021 03/15/2021
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 03/16/2021

Call on Ho Chi Minh City today, formerly known as Saigon. Explore a heady mix of French and Vietnamese cultures here, where baguettes and croissants are sold alongside pho, Vietnam's beloved noodle soup. Or, view the Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office and Chinatown, and meet artisans at a lacquer workshop.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit History Museum & Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Visit China Town & Cao Dai Temple en-route
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market
Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English-speaking local guides
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
Mekong Delta Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Get on a motorized sampan to experience the life of local people, visit local brickwork, local fruit farms, family workshops Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and cruise back to the Pier
  • If time permits, have a quick visit of Sai Gon or shopping at Ben Thanh Market
Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English-speaking local guides
  • Private boat cruise on Mekong River
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
03/16/2021 03/16/2021
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 03/17/2021

Enjoy another day exploring the cultural treasures of Ho Chi Minh City, absorbing its French colonial accents and bustling markets. Stop by its oldest and largest, B?n Thành Market, to experience Old Saigon at its most authentic. If you wish, you can visit the legendary tunnels of Cu Chi, a vast network of subterranean passageways used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit History Museum & Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Visit China Town & Cao Dai Temple en-route
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market
Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English-speaking local guides
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
Mekong Delta Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Get on a motorized sampan to experience the life of local people, visit local brickwork, local fruit farms, family workshops Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and cruise back to the Pier
  • If time permits, have a quick visit of Sai Gon or shopping at Ben Thanh Market
Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English-speaking local guides
  • Private boat cruise on Mekong River
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
03/17/2021 03/17/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/18/2021

Enter the Gulf of Thailand, the former Gulf of Siam. Long an important waterway for traders and merchants, it has helped shape the economies of Southeast Asia and the Malay Peninsula for centuries. As you cruise, you might enjoy the views from your stateroom's veranda or from the Infinity Pool. This evening, attend a port talk about your upcoming destinations and enjoy a star-filled night sky.,
03/18/2021 03/18/2021
Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville 03/19/2021

Call on Cambodia's coastal town of Sihanoukville, surrounded by stunning sand beaches and turquoise waters. Here, New Khmer architecture overlooks the comings and goings of modern tuk-tuks. Visit Wat Krom with its colorful murals and Buddha sculptures, stroll Independence Beach, and explore a local market and fishing village. Or, enjoy the serene tranqulity of Cambodia's Ream National Park, a beautiful nature preserve.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Sihanoukville Port
  • Cold towel service onboard
  • Bottle of water onboard
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fees as per your program
  • Dock permission fee
  • Meals: Seafood set menu lunch at local restaurant
(One first drink is included either one soft drink or one bottle of water or one local beer)
 
Not Included:
  • Beverages or meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide and driver
Sihanoukville & Ream National Park – 9 hours - Sihanoukville
Highlights:
  • Intra Ngean Pagoda (Wat Kroam)
  • Boat tour through the mangrove river along Prek Tuk Sap (Ream National Park)
  • Hiking from Thmor Thom village (where the boat stop) to Koh Sampouch Beach
  • Relax, swim and enjoy lunch at Koh Sampouch Beach
  • Ochheuteal Beach
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Sihanoukville Port
  • Cold towel service onboard
  • Bottle of water onboard
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with Entrance Fees as per your program
  • Dock permission fee
  • Meals: Set Menu Lunch at Local restaurant
(One first drink is included either one soft drink or one bottle of water or one local beer)
 
Not Included:
  • Beverages or meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide and driver
Sihanoukville and Environs Tour – 4 hours - Sihanoukville
Highlights:
  • Tumnup Rolok Fishing Village
  • Local Market (Traditional Market)
  • Ochheuteal Beach
  • Intra Ngean Pagoda
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Sihanoukville Port
  • Cold towel service onboard
  • Bottle of water onboard
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with Entrance Fees as per your program
  • Dock permission fee
 
Not Included:
  • Beverages or meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide and driver
03/19/2021 03/19/2021
Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

Bangkok (Laem Chabang) 03/20/2021

Experience the cultural splendor of Old Siam, beautifully set on the Chao Phraya River. Take your time to enjoy the exquisite flavors of Thailand during a typical lunch. Then take in the other sights and sounds of one of Southeast Asia's most colorful and cosmopolitan cities on a panoramic tour that includes a stop for an exterior view of the Wat Arun and Wat Benchamabophit temples. Admire the city's many canals plied by traditional longboats and other small vessels. You will occasionally stop for photos as you enjoy the kaleidoscopic scenery.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

Tour can operate: Morning  and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Laem Chabang Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense 
Bangkok Discovery – 8.5 hours - Laem Chabang
Highlights:
  • Grand Palace & Emerald Of Buddha
  • Canal (Klong) tours
  • Royal Barge Museum
  • Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Tour Duration: 8.5 hours (7:30am - 6:00pm)

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible:  No

Physical Activity Level:  Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Laem Chabang Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
  • Lunch includes one bottle of drinking water
  • A boat trip (non-air-conditioned boat) with cover
Not Included:
  • Meals and drinks unless mentioned above
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense
03/20/2021 03/20/2021
Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

Bangkok (Laem Chabang) 03/21/2021

Explore more of Thailand's cultural and political capital, Bangkok. Sample the famous Thai cuisine for lunch and take in the city's canals, bustling with traditional longboats. If you wish, visit the Dusit Palace complex and the Jim Thompson House, former home of the city's renowned silk merchant.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

Tour can operate: Morning  and afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes

Physical Activity Level:  Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Laem Chabang Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense 
Bangkok Discovery – 8.5 hours - Laem Chabang
Highlights:
  • Grand Palace & Emerald Of Buddha
  • Canal (Klong) tours
  • Royal Barge Museum
  • Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Tour Duration: 8.5 hours (7:30am - 6:00pm)

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible:  No

Physical Activity Level:  Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Laem Chabang Port
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold towel service on board
  • 2 local Bottle water on board
  • Local English speaking Guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fee as per your program
  • Lunch includes one bottle of drinking water
  • A boat trip (non-air-conditioned boat) with cover
Not Included:
  • Meals and drinks unless mentioned above
  • Item of personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expense
03/21/2021 03/21/2021
Bangkok

Bangkok 03/21/2021

Explore more of Thailand's cultural and political capital, Bangkok. Sample the famous Thai cuisine for lunch and take in the city's canals, bustling with traditional longboats. If you wish, visit the Dusit Palace complex and the Jim Thompson House, former home of the city's renowned silk merchant.,
03/21/2021 03/21/2021
Nathon

Nathon 03/22/2021

Explore the Thai island of Koh Samui, a paradise of sandy beaches, coral reefs, and coconut trees. Thailand's second-largest island after Phuket, this self-sufficient community had no roadways until the early 1970s. Today, it is a favored spot for sun-loving beachcombers from Thailand and beyond. Visit the island's revered temples and witness some of the scampering monkeys that have been trained to harvest coconuts from the treetops.,
03/22/2021 03/22/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/23/2021

Gulf of Thailand: As you cruise the Gulf of Thailand today, perhaps you will indulge in a morning cup of coffee on your veranda, while keeping watch for marine life, or unwind on the couch with your favorite book. Later, meet new friends for stories and drinks in the Wintergarden.,
03/23/2021 03/23/2021
Singapore

Singapore 03/24/2021

Arrive in Singapore today. This city-state is spread across 63 islands at the tip of the Malay Peninsula and was established in 1819 for the British East India Company by Sir Stamford Raffles, after whom Singapore's famed hotel is named. Today, it is a diverse city of varied influences, as you can see during visits to the Colonial District, Little India, Arab Street, and Chinatown.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

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

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • A Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc. 
Full Day Singapore Tour – 8 hours - Singapore

Highlights:

  • Bumboat Ride
  • Merlion Park
  • Drive around the Civic District
  • National Orchid Garden Admission
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Kampong Glam
  • Arab Street
  • Chinatown
  • Little India
  • Tekka Centre
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

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

Physical Activity Level:  Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities.
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc.
Singapore - Gardens By The Bay (3.5 Hours)
Highlights:
  • Enter one of the "Top 10 Indoor Gardens of the World" - a futuristic area of garden artistry and horticulture spread over 101 hectares.
  • In the Flower Dome we can marvel at the world's largest glass greenhouse, and wander amongst baobabs, thousand-year-old olive trees, a changing flower field display and more.
  • In the Cloud Forest we will enter a mysterious world veiled in mist, as we come face to face with the 35-metre tall indoor waterfall and explore seven discovery zones.
Tour Duration:      3.5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary.
Not Included:
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Singapore - Heartlands Tour (3.5 Hours)
Highlights:
  • Visit Toa Payoh New Town. This is the first town to be built by the Housing Development Board, the government arm in charge of public housing in Singapore.
  • Explore a typical self-sufficient town complete with public vs private housing, public transport, public amenities as well as industrial and commercial areas.
  • Visit the public recreation areas and view a typical show flat for a public housing building. Visits to a wet market and hawker centre will give us an even deeper glimpse into local life. (Showflat is not open on Sundays and public holidays)

Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning (Suggested starting time: 09h00 or 14h00)
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary. 
Not Included:
  • Personal Expenses, Tipping
03/24/2021 03/24/2021
Singapore

Singapore 03/25/2021

Spend another day in Singapore as you further explore this Asian gem. Witness its remarkable diversity where traditions endure in one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities. Stroll one of Singapore's plentiful green spaces, such as the stunning National Orchid Garden. Or, take a ride in a trishaw as you explore one of the city's charming districts.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon

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

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • A Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc. 
Full Day Singapore Tour – 8 hours - Singapore

Highlights:

  • Bumboat Ride
  • Merlion Park
  • Drive around the Civic District
  • National Orchid Garden Admission
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Kampong Glam
  • Arab Street
  • Chinatown
  • Little India
  • Tekka Centre
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

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

Physical Activity Level:  Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off services to/from cruise port
  • Licensed, professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled Water
Not Included:
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities.
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurants, etc.
Singapore - Gardens By The Bay (3.5 Hours)
Highlights:
  • Enter one of the "Top 10 Indoor Gardens of the World" - a futuristic area of garden artistry and horticulture spread over 101 hectares.
  • In the Flower Dome we can marvel at the world's largest glass greenhouse, and wander amongst baobabs, thousand-year-old olive trees, a changing flower field display and more.
  • In the Cloud Forest we will enter a mysterious world veiled in mist, as we come face to face with the 35-metre tall indoor waterfall and explore seven discovery zones.
Tour Duration:      3.5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary.
Not Included:
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Singapore - Heartlands Tour (3.5 Hours)
Highlights:
  • Visit Toa Payoh New Town. This is the first town to be built by the Housing Development Board, the government arm in charge of public housing in Singapore.
  • Explore a typical self-sufficient town complete with public vs private housing, public transport, public amenities as well as industrial and commercial areas.
  • Visit the public recreation areas and view a typical show flat for a public housing building. Visits to a wet market and hawker centre will give us an even deeper glimpse into local life. (Showflat is not open on Sundays and public holidays)

Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning (Suggested starting time: 09h00 or 14h00)
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary. 
Not Included:
  • Personal Expenses, Tipping
03/25/2021 03/25/2021
Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)

Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) 03/26/2021

Take in the beautiful cityscapes of Kuala Lumpur, the lively capital of Malaysia. From your berth in Port Klang, you will journey to KL, as the locals call it, for a panoramic city tour with many photo opportunities. You will pass the National Museum, the huge bronze National Monument, and the National Mosque of Malaysia. Stop in scenic Merdeka Square (Independence Square), the most photographed spot in the city, and view the impressive Petronas Towers, resembling a pair of steel-clad docked rocket ships linked by a towering catwalk.,
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Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang 03/27/2021

Visit Malaysia's Penang Island and its capital of George Town. The island is an incredibly diverse mix of cultural influences from all across Asia, the result of centuries of trade and immigration, complemented by generations of colonialism under the British East India Company. Recognized for its eclectic blend of architecture and culture, George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire some of its stately Neoclassical buildings, colorful Hindu temples, elegant minarets, and cheerfully painted row houses.,
03/27/2021 03/27/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/28/2021

Cruise through the Strait of Malacca today. This narrow passage between Malaysia and Indonesia was long a major trade route for the earliest traders shipping glassware, precious stones, camphor, ivory, and sandalwood. As you cross its historic waters, you might attend a lecture to learn about your upcoming ports. This evening, sample some regional cuisine at the World Café or at The Restaurant.,
03/28/2021 03/28/2021
At Sea
03/29/2021 03/29/2021
At Sea

At Sea 03/30/2021

Bay of Bengal: Sail the history-rich waters of the Bay of Bengal, the largest bay in the world. Ancient Hindu calls it Mahodadhi, meaning "great water receptacle". The bay is fed by the waters of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Irrawaddy Rivers. Devout Hindus consider its waters sacred and each day perform an aarti, a religious ritual in which they place fire offerings into the surf and let the tides carry them away. Attend an enlightening talk about Southeast Asia and enjoy an evening of light music in one of our elegant venues.,
03/30/2021 03/30/2021
Colombo

Colombo 03/31/2021

Arrive in Colombo for an overnight stay, giving you time to experience its capital and its famed lush countryside in depth. The island was first colonized by the Portuguese, who took control of the cinnamon trade. The Dutch followed, then the English ruled it as Ceylon until it became independent in 1972. Visit the British fort and Old Parliament Building, the affluent Cinnamon Gardens district, the Colombo National Museum—with its more than 4,000 palm leaf manuscripts—and the city's largest temple, Gangaramaya.,

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!

Colombo: Visit Negombo - 6-8 hours
Highlights:
  • Drive to the beach town of Negombo from the Colombo port with your private guide/driver
  • Visit the Fishing villages in Negombo - Clients will have the opportunity to witness the fresh catch of the day being sold to the public. Typical bazaar atmosphere can be witnessed. We will give the option to the clients to walk around the fish market.
  • Visit to ancient Dutch and Portuguese churches and the Dutch canal
  • Beach side relaxation
 
Tour Duration: 6-8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level:  Light
 

Cost Includes:
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the Colombo
  • Exclusive use of air conditioned Deluxe vehicles for 06 to 08 hours in each location
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Lunch at a beach hotel in Negombo 
  • Exclusive services of an English Speaking Professional guide for 06 to 08  hours in each location
  • Entrance Fees in each location
  • Applicable Government Taxes
  • Mineral Water throughout the excursion
  • Gratuities for Driver and Guide              
 
Not Included:
  • Extra Meals and any personal expenditure of clients
Colombo: Day at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - 8 hours
Highlights:
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Observe bathing of elephants at the river
  • Lunch at a local restaurant or hotel
  • En route visiting the Kelaniya Temple
Tour Duration: 8 hours 
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light
 
Cost Includes: 
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the Colombo
  • Exclusive use of air conditioned Deluxe vehicles for 08 hours in each location
  • Lunch at a local restaurant or hotel 
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Exclusive services of an English Speaking Professional guide for 08 hours in each location
  • Entrance Fees in each location
  • Applicable Government Taxes
  • Mineral Water throughout the excursion
  • Gratuities for Driver and Guide              
 
Not Included:
  • Meals and any personal expenditure of clients
Colombo: City Tour 4 - 8 hours
Highlights:
  • Colombo City Tour
  • See the commercial area of the Colombo “Fort & Pettah areas” where you will able to see old Colonial style buildings and the busy market streets
  • Drive through a typical commercial area of the Colombo “Fort & Pettah areas” where you will able to see old Colonial style buildings and busy market streets
  • Visit a Handy craft/ gem /curios store
  • See Colombo’s Residential area (Cinnamon Gardens) (Photo stop) and other important buildings with historical significance like the Old Parliament, Victoria Park (Photo stop), Town Hall (Photo stop) and a Muslim Mosque (Photo stop).
  • Visit the Asokaaramaya Temple (Photo Stop)
 
Tour Duration: 4-8 hours
Tour can operate: morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Cost Includes:
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the Colombo
  • Exclusive use of air conditioned Deluxe vehicles for 04 to 08 hours in each location
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Exclusive services of an English Speaking Professional guide for 04 to 08 hours in each location
  • Entrance Fees in each location
  • Applicable Government Taxes
  • Mineral Water throughout the excursion
  • Gratuities for Driver and Guide              
 
Not Included:
  • Meals and any personal expenditure of clients
Colombo: City Tour - 2 hours
Highlights:
  • Colombo City Tour
  • See Colombo’s Residential area (Cinnamon Gardens) (Photo stop) and other important buildings with historical significance like the Old Parliament, Victoria Park (Photo stop), Town Hall (Photo stop) and a Muslim Mosque (Photo stop).
  • Visit the Gangarama Temple (Photo Stop)
 
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Tour can operate: morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the Colombo
  • Exclusive use of air conditioned Deluxe vehicles for 02 hours in each location
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Exclusive services of an English Speaking Professional guide for 02 hours in each location
  • Entrance Fees in each location
  • Applicable Government Taxes
  • Mineral Water throughout the excursion
  • Gratuities for Driver and Guide              
 
Not Included:
  • Meals and any personal expenditure of clients
03/31/2021 03/31/2021
Colombo

Colombo 04/01/2021

Enjoy a full day in Colombo to venture beyond the city into the Sri Lankan countryside, or explore Colombo by tuk-tuk, the iconic tricycle taxis. You might also visit Pinnawala, where orphaned elephants are rehabilitated and cared for. Or visit Galle, the largest remaining fortress in South East Asia.,

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!

Colombo: Visit Negombo - 6-8 hours
Highlights:
  • Drive to the beach town of Negombo from the Colombo port with your private guide/driver
  • Visit the Fishing villages in Negombo - Clients will have the opportunity to witness the fresh catch of the day being sold to the public. Typical bazaar atmosphere can be witnessed. We will give the option to the clients to walk around the fish market.
  • Visit to ancient Dutch and Portuguese churches and the Dutch canal
  • Beach side relaxation
 
Tour Duration: 6-8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level:  Light
 

Cost Includes:
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the Colombo
  • Exclusive use of air conditioned Deluxe vehicles for 06 to 08 hours in each location
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Lunch at a beach hotel in Negombo 
  • Exclusive services of an English Speaking Professional guide for 06 to 08  hours in each location
  • Entrance Fees in each location
  • Applicable Government Taxes
  • Mineral Water throughout the excursion
  • Gratuities for Driver and Guide              
 
Not Included:
  • Extra Meals and any personal expenditure of clients
Colombo: Day at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - 8 hours
Highlights:
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Observe bathing of elephants at the river
  • Lunch at a local restaurant or hotel
  • En route visiting the Kelaniya Temple
Tour Duration: 8 hours 
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light
 
Cost Includes: 
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the Colombo
  • Exclusive use of air conditioned Deluxe vehicles for 08 hours in each location
  • Lunch at a local restaurant or hotel 
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Exclusive services of an English Speaking Professional guide for 08 hours in each location
  • Entrance Fees in each location
  • Applicable Government Taxes
  • Mineral Water throughout the excursion
  • Gratuities for Driver and Guide              
 
Not Included:
  • Meals and any personal expenditure of clients
Colombo: City Tour 4 - 8 hours
Highlights:
  • Colombo City Tour
  • See the commercial area of the Colombo “Fort & Pettah areas” where you will able to see old Colonial style buildings and the busy market streets
  • Drive through a typical commercial area of the Colombo “Fort & Pettah areas” where you will able to see old Colonial style buildings and busy market streets
  • Visit a Handy craft/ gem /curios store
  • See Colombo’s Residential area (Cinnamon Gardens) (Photo stop) and other important buildings with historical significance like the Old Parliament, Victoria Park (Photo stop), Town Hall (Photo stop) and a Muslim Mosque (Photo stop).
  • Visit the Asokaaramaya Temple (Photo Stop)
 
Tour Duration: 4-8 hours
Tour can operate: morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Cost Includes:
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the Colombo
  • Exclusive use of air conditioned Deluxe vehicles for 04 to 08 hours in each location
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Exclusive services of an English Speaking Professional guide for 04 to 08 hours in each location
  • Entrance Fees in each location
  • Applicable Government Taxes
  • Mineral Water throughout the excursion
  • Gratuities for Driver and Guide              
 
Not Included:
  • Meals and any personal expenditure of clients
Colombo: City Tour - 2 hours
Highlights:
  • Colombo City Tour
  • See Colombo’s Residential area (Cinnamon Gardens) (Photo stop) and other important buildings with historical significance like the Old Parliament, Victoria Park (Photo stop), Town Hall (Photo stop) and a Muslim Mosque (Photo stop).
  • Visit the Gangarama Temple (Photo Stop)
 
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Tour can operate: morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the Colombo
  • Exclusive use of air conditioned Deluxe vehicles for 02 hours in each location
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Exclusive services of an English Speaking Professional guide for 02 hours in each location
  • Entrance Fees in each location
  • Applicable Government Taxes
  • Mineral Water throughout the excursion
  • Gratuities for Driver and Guide              
 
Not Included:
  • Meals and any personal expenditure of clients
04/01/2021 04/01/2021
At Sea

At Sea 04/02/2021

Cruise into the Laccadive Sea today, passing by the Gulf of Mannar as you cruise toward India. The area is one of the richest marine environments in the world, harboring 3,600 species of flora and fauna. Pearl-diving is a rich tradition in these waters, and it is still practiced today.,
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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) 04/03/2021

Explore the rich cultural tapestry and grand history of Cochin. This town bordering the Laccadive Sea has been a major port since 1341 when a flood created its harbor. Take a scenic guided tour around this former spice capital and see landmarks such as the fascinating Mattancherry Palace, originally built by the Portuguese as a gift to the king in 1555. Or, discover the ancient doorway to India in Paravur, a trading port on the Arabian Sea where Greeks, Romans, Jews, Chinese, and Arab traders sought treasure and glory.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

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

COCHIN: 8HRS

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

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

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

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

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

You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

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

Early evening you will return to the ship.

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


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

*Terms and conditions apply

Cochin: Highlights - 7.5 hours

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

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


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

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

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


Added Value: 

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

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

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


Inclusions:

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

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At Sea

At Sea 04/04/2021

Enjoy a leisurely day as your ship makes its way along the Arabian coast. Share a cappuccino in the Viking Bar with new friends, enjoy a visit to The Spa or relax on the Sun Deck. Finish the day with a drink in Torshavn.,
04/04/2021 04/04/2021
Goa (Mormugao)

Goa (Mormugao) 04/05/2021

Arrive in the state of Goa this morning, one of the richest in India. Until 1961, this was the colony of Portuguese India, which had existed for more than four centuries. Its influence remains in the city's grand colonial architecture, some of the most impressive in all of India. See the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Panaji, where mass is still conducted in English, Portuguese, and the local Konkani dialect. In Old Goa, admire the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Sé Cathedral, and numerous Portuguese-style colonial houses.,
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Mumbai

Mumbai 04/06/2021

Arrive in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. Constructed over seven islands, today the city straddles a flat peninsula jutting into the sea. Beyond the modern skyline, discover a great diversity of neighborhoods, making any exploration of Mumbai full of surprises. As we remain in port overnight, you will have time to enjoy dinner in town if you wish.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch (on own)

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

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

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


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

*Terms and conditions apply

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

 

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

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

*Terms and conditions apply

FULL DAY MARVELS OF MUMBAI
Proceed to Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark –an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was originally conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; today it is remembered more often as the place from which the British staged their final departure. You will make a stop here for photographs.
 
See the highlights of the city from the comfort of your minivan as you set off for a tour of Mumbai city. Your tour begins with the Gateway of India (PLEASE STOP FOR A WHILE SO THE GUEST CAN TAKE PHOTO), the city's most famous landmark - an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was originally conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; today it is remembered more often as the place from which the British staged their final departure.
 
Continue through Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade, an eight-lane highway with a wide pavement. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. This hill is Mumbai's ritziest neighborhood. Popular since the 18th century because of its forested slopes, fresh sea breezes and panoramic views, merchants and colonial governors built many mansions and bungalows on its hillsides.
 
Your drive includes a look at a most remarkable railway station. Inspired by St. Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus was built during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year. It is an extraordinary conglomeration of domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets in a style that was described by journalist James Cameron as "Victorian-Gothic-Saracenic-Italianate-Oriental-St.  Pancras-Baroque". The first train in India left from this station in April 1853; today half a million commuters use the station every day.
 
Depart to Church Gate Station and spend some time watching the dabba-wallahs, the members of the Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association. Every day 4,000 of them deliver fresh, home-cooked food from 100,000 suburban kitchens to offices in the downtown area. Each lunch is prepared by a loving wife or mother, and packed into a set of stackable aluminum boxes. The meals are carried to their hungry recipients dangling from shoulder-poles and bicycle handlebars, and stacked on decorated handcarts. Tins are rarely, if ever, lost, and always find their way home again to be washed up for the next day’s lunch.
 
Even if you are not possessed of an interest in other people’s dirty laundry, you’ll be fascinated by the dhobi ghats, your next stop. Each morning washing from all over Mumbai is brought here to be soaped, soaked, boiled, beaten, and thrashed. The next day, after being aired, pressed, folded and wrapped, the bundles are returned from whence they came. The secret that keeps the operation running smoothly is the coded symbol that each dhobi-wallah places on every item. Invisible to the untrained eye, this mark ensures that nothing will be lost. Stop here for photos that you’ll never be able to duplicate anywhere else.
 
Proceed for Taj Mahal Hotel for Lunch on direct payment basis.
 
You will continue to The Prince of Wales Museum, crowned by a white Mughal-style dome, the finest work done by architect George Wittet, who also designed the Gateway of India.
 
Return to pier.
 
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE & TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
09h30 – 11h00 Orientation tour of Mumbai, Gateway of India, Malabar Hill and VT Station.    This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
11h00 – 11h20 Proceed to Churchgate station  
11h20 – 11h40 Watch the Dabba-wallas at Churchgate 10 meters / even
11h40 – 12h15 Drive to Dhobi Ghat  
12h15 – 12h45 Visit  Dhobi Ghat 100 meters / Flat / 5 steps
12h45 – 13h15 Drive to Taj Mahal Hotel for lunch on direct payment basis  
13h15 – 14h15 Lunch at Taj Mahal Hotel 150 meters / Flat / 4 steps
14h15 – 15h30 Drive to Prince of wales Museum and visit  
15h30 – 16h00 Return to pier 50 meters / Uneven
 
 
HALF DAY MUSEUM AND GALLERIES OF MUMBAI
Explore the history, art and people of Mumbai and India during this informative half-day visit to the area's finest museums and galleries.

Depart from pier for the drive to Mani Bhawan, Gandhi's Bombay residence between 1917 and 1934. Mani Bhawan is now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma. It contains a research library of more than 20,000 volumes, and a series of tiny dioramas depicting his life story in an interesting fashion. The walls are covered with photos of historic events and noteworthy people.

Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, easily recognized by its unique white Mughal-style dome. The museum is the finest work by architect George Wittet, who also designed the Gateway of India. It houses interesting displays of jade work, antique weapons, Indian paintings, illustrated manuscripts, exquisite miniatures, and clay and terracotta figures from the 3rd century B.C. Adjacent to Prince of Wales Museum, you will find the Jehangir Art Gallery. Mumbai's best-known venue for contemporary art, Jehangir is home to five small galleries displaying changing exhibits of 20th century arts and crafts from around the world.

Return to pier.
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE / TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 – 00h30 Pier to Mani Bhawan   This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h30 – 01h00 Arrive and visit Mani Bhawan 20 steps/ Uneven Terrain
01h00 – 01h30 Leave for Prince of Wales Museum  
01h30 – 02h30 Arrive and visit Prince of Wales Museum 50 steps/flat Terrain
02h30 – 02h35 Walk down to adjacent Jahangir Art Gallery  
02h35 – 03h20 Arrive and visit Jahangir Art Museum 15 steps/ flat Terrain
03h20 – 04h00 Back to pier  
 
FULL DAY THE CAVES OF ELEPHANTA
More than a thousand years ago, Hindu craftsmen carved columns and sculptures out of a series of caves located on an island off the shores of Mumbai, creating a temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Portuguese named the island Elephanta, after the large statue of an elephant they found near the spot where they docked their ships. Come and discover the unique beauty and intriguing tales of these temple caves with today’s memorable excursion.
 
Travel by minivan vehicle to the Gateway of India, the city’s most recognized landmark. Built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, the archway was originally conceived as an entry point for people arriving on steamers from England. Today, the gateway serves as a launching point for your own exploration of the Elephanta Temple.

 
Boarding a motor boat, enjoy the approximately one hour and thirty minutes cruise to the Elephanta landing. From the jetty you have the option of either taking the mini train or walking approximately 15 minutes to the base of the long stairway which leads to the top of the hill, where the caves are located. As you enter, you will see a magnificent sculpture of Shiva as Nataraj, showing an enraptured expression as he removes the veil of ignorance. The most outstanding sculpture is a bust of Trimurti—the three-faced Shiva representing the Hindu trinity, Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. In other panels, Shiva is depicted in service to humanity as he brings the River Ganges to Earth, and at his most fearsome as he crushes the demon of Andhaka. Later, board the motor boat for return cruise to the Gateway.

Re-board your vehicle for the transfer back to your ship.
 
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE & TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 - 00h15 Depart from the pier by minivan to the Gateway of India   This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h15 - 01h45 Board the motor boat and cruise to Elephanta Island  
01h45 - 03h45 Arrive and visit Elephanta Island 1.5km / Uneven, cobblestones / 125 long steps each way
03h45 - 05h15 Board your motor boat and return to Mumbai  
05h15 – 05h30 Return to the pier  
 
FULL DAY THE VICTORIAN PAST
Experience the highlights of this fascinating city, with its Western monuments and Eastern sensibilities.

Begin your tour with photo stop at the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.


Next visit, The Church of St John the Evangelist better known as Afghan Church in South Mumbai, built by the British to commemorate the dead of the disastrous First Afghan War of 1838. The church is located in Navy Nagar in the Colaba area of Mumbai. Besides British soldiers it also commemorates different Indian regiments, such as the Bombay Army, the Madras Army, and Ranjit Singh's army from Lahore.

Drive along Marine Drive-Mumbai’s seaside promenade, an eight-lane highway with a wide pavement. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill, Mumbai’s ritziest neighborhood. At the top of hill are the Hanging Gardens, laid out in 1881. Here, an assortment of hedges, trimmed into animal shapes. The gardens also offer a superb view of the bustling city centre in the distance.

You then proceed to Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) one of the oldest museums in Mumbai. It was established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts. The museum houses a large number of archaeological finds, maps and historical photographs of Mumbai.


You then visit, Crawford Market - one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. It is named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city. The market is situated near to Victoria Terminus railway station. The market houses a wholesale fruit, vegetable and poultry market.

Finally, visit and savor a relaxing lunch while exploring the historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which dates back to the 1500s before returning back to the ship.
   
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE / TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 – 00h10 Leave from pier to Gateway of India   This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h10 – 00h15 Arrive at Gateway of India (photo stop only) 10 steps/ flat Terrain
00h15 – 00h30 Leave for Afghan Church  
00h30 – 01h00 Arrive and visit Afghan Church 4 steps/ flat Terrain
01h00 – 01h30 Leave for Hanging Gardens  
01h30 – 02h00 Arrive and visit Hanging Gardens 2 steps/ Uneven Terrain
02h00 – 02h15 Leave for Victoria & Albert Museum  
11h15 – 12h00 Arrive and visit Victoria & Albert Museum 5 steps/ Uneven Terrain
03h00 – 03h15 Leave for Crawford market  
03h15 – 03h45 Arrive and visit market Uneven Terrain
03h45 – 03h15 Leave for hotel Taj Mahal 10 steps/ flat Terrain
04h15 – 05h45 Arrive at hotel and proceed for lunch (On Direct Payment)  
05h45 – 06h00 Back to pier  
 
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Mumbai

Mumbai 04/07/2021

Witness the cultural splendor of Old Bombay today. Constructed across seven islands, today the city straddles a flat peninsula jutting into the sea. The city's Portuguese and British influences come to light as you view the Library of the Asiatic Society, Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park, and Dhobi Ghat, where locals still do laundry. You will also visit the National Gandhi Museum, housed in a mansion known as Mani Bhavan that the Indian hero used as his headquarters from 1917 to 1934, and see major monuments built during the British era.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch (on own)

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

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

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


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

*Terms and conditions apply

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

 

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

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

*Terms and conditions apply

FULL DAY MARVELS OF MUMBAI
Proceed to Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark –an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was originally conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; today it is remembered more often as the place from which the British staged their final departure. You will make a stop here for photographs.
 
See the highlights of the city from the comfort of your minivan as you set off for a tour of Mumbai city. Your tour begins with the Gateway of India (PLEASE STOP FOR A WHILE SO THE GUEST CAN TAKE PHOTO), the city's most famous landmark - an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was originally conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; today it is remembered more often as the place from which the British staged their final departure.
 
Continue through Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade, an eight-lane highway with a wide pavement. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. This hill is Mumbai's ritziest neighborhood. Popular since the 18th century because of its forested slopes, fresh sea breezes and panoramic views, merchants and colonial governors built many mansions and bungalows on its hillsides.
 
Your drive includes a look at a most remarkable railway station. Inspired by St. Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus was built during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year. It is an extraordinary conglomeration of domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets in a style that was described by journalist James Cameron as "Victorian-Gothic-Saracenic-Italianate-Oriental-St.  Pancras-Baroque". The first train in India left from this station in April 1853; today half a million commuters use the station every day.
 
Depart to Church Gate Station and spend some time watching the dabba-wallahs, the members of the Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association. Every day 4,000 of them deliver fresh, home-cooked food from 100,000 suburban kitchens to offices in the downtown area. Each lunch is prepared by a loving wife or mother, and packed into a set of stackable aluminum boxes. The meals are carried to their hungry recipients dangling from shoulder-poles and bicycle handlebars, and stacked on decorated handcarts. Tins are rarely, if ever, lost, and always find their way home again to be washed up for the next day’s lunch.
 
Even if you are not possessed of an interest in other people’s dirty laundry, you’ll be fascinated by the dhobi ghats, your next stop. Each morning washing from all over Mumbai is brought here to be soaped, soaked, boiled, beaten, and thrashed. The next day, after being aired, pressed, folded and wrapped, the bundles are returned from whence they came. The secret that keeps the operation running smoothly is the coded symbol that each dhobi-wallah places on every item. Invisible to the untrained eye, this mark ensures that nothing will be lost. Stop here for photos that you’ll never be able to duplicate anywhere else.
 
Proceed for Taj Mahal Hotel for Lunch on direct payment basis.
 
You will continue to The Prince of Wales Museum, crowned by a white Mughal-style dome, the finest work done by architect George Wittet, who also designed the Gateway of India.
 
Return to pier.
 
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE & TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
09h30 – 11h00 Orientation tour of Mumbai, Gateway of India, Malabar Hill and VT Station.    This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
11h00 – 11h20 Proceed to Churchgate station  
11h20 – 11h40 Watch the Dabba-wallas at Churchgate 10 meters / even
11h40 – 12h15 Drive to Dhobi Ghat  
12h15 – 12h45 Visit  Dhobi Ghat 100 meters / Flat / 5 steps
12h45 – 13h15 Drive to Taj Mahal Hotel for lunch on direct payment basis  
13h15 – 14h15 Lunch at Taj Mahal Hotel 150 meters / Flat / 4 steps
14h15 – 15h30 Drive to Prince of wales Museum and visit  
15h30 – 16h00 Return to pier 50 meters / Uneven
 
 
HALF DAY MUSEUM AND GALLERIES OF MUMBAI
Explore the history, art and people of Mumbai and India during this informative half-day visit to the area's finest museums and galleries.

Depart from pier for the drive to Mani Bhawan, Gandhi's Bombay residence between 1917 and 1934. Mani Bhawan is now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma. It contains a research library of more than 20,000 volumes, and a series of tiny dioramas depicting his life story in an interesting fashion. The walls are covered with photos of historic events and noteworthy people.

Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, easily recognized by its unique white Mughal-style dome. The museum is the finest work by architect George Wittet, who also designed the Gateway of India. It houses interesting displays of jade work, antique weapons, Indian paintings, illustrated manuscripts, exquisite miniatures, and clay and terracotta figures from the 3rd century B.C. Adjacent to Prince of Wales Museum, you will find the Jehangir Art Gallery. Mumbai's best-known venue for contemporary art, Jehangir is home to five small galleries displaying changing exhibits of 20th century arts and crafts from around the world.

Return to pier.
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE / TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 – 00h30 Pier to Mani Bhawan   This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h30 – 01h00 Arrive and visit Mani Bhawan 20 steps/ Uneven Terrain
01h00 – 01h30 Leave for Prince of Wales Museum  
01h30 – 02h30 Arrive and visit Prince of Wales Museum 50 steps/flat Terrain
02h30 – 02h35 Walk down to adjacent Jahangir Art Gallery  
02h35 – 03h20 Arrive and visit Jahangir Art Museum 15 steps/ flat Terrain
03h20 – 04h00 Back to pier  
 
FULL DAY THE CAVES OF ELEPHANTA
More than a thousand years ago, Hindu craftsmen carved columns and sculptures out of a series of caves located on an island off the shores of Mumbai, creating a temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Portuguese named the island Elephanta, after the large statue of an elephant they found near the spot where they docked their ships. Come and discover the unique beauty and intriguing tales of these temple caves with today’s memorable excursion.
 
Travel by minivan vehicle to the Gateway of India, the city’s most recognized landmark. Built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, the archway was originally conceived as an entry point for people arriving on steamers from England. Today, the gateway serves as a launching point for your own exploration of the Elephanta Temple.

 
Boarding a motor boat, enjoy the approximately one hour and thirty minutes cruise to the Elephanta landing. From the jetty you have the option of either taking the mini train or walking approximately 15 minutes to the base of the long stairway which leads to the top of the hill, where the caves are located. As you enter, you will see a magnificent sculpture of Shiva as Nataraj, showing an enraptured expression as he removes the veil of ignorance. The most outstanding sculpture is a bust of Trimurti—the three-faced Shiva representing the Hindu trinity, Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. In other panels, Shiva is depicted in service to humanity as he brings the River Ganges to Earth, and at his most fearsome as he crushes the demon of Andhaka. Later, board the motor boat for return cruise to the Gateway.

Re-board your vehicle for the transfer back to your ship.
 
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE & TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 - 00h15 Depart from the pier by minivan to the Gateway of India   This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h15 - 01h45 Board the motor boat and cruise to Elephanta Island  
01h45 - 03h45 Arrive and visit Elephanta Island 1.5km / Uneven, cobblestones / 125 long steps each way
03h45 - 05h15 Board your motor boat and return to Mumbai  
05h15 – 05h30 Return to the pier  
 
FULL DAY THE VICTORIAN PAST
Experience the highlights of this fascinating city, with its Western monuments and Eastern sensibilities.

Begin your tour with photo stop at the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.


Next visit, The Church of St John the Evangelist better known as Afghan Church in South Mumbai, built by the British to commemorate the dead of the disastrous First Afghan War of 1838. The church is located in Navy Nagar in the Colaba area of Mumbai. Besides British soldiers it also commemorates different Indian regiments, such as the Bombay Army, the Madras Army, and Ranjit Singh's army from Lahore.

Drive along Marine Drive-Mumbai’s seaside promenade, an eight-lane highway with a wide pavement. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill, Mumbai’s ritziest neighborhood. At the top of hill are the Hanging Gardens, laid out in 1881. Here, an assortment of hedges, trimmed into animal shapes. The gardens also offer a superb view of the bustling city centre in the distance.

You then proceed to Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) one of the oldest museums in Mumbai. It was established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts. The museum houses a large number of archaeological finds, maps and historical photographs of Mumbai.


You then visit, Crawford Market - one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. It is named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city. The market is situated near to Victoria Terminus railway station. The market houses a wholesale fruit, vegetable and poultry market.

Finally, visit and savor a relaxing lunch while exploring the historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which dates back to the 1500s before returning back to the ship.
   
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE / TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 – 00h10 Leave from pier to Gateway of India   This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h10 – 00h15 Arrive at Gateway of India (photo stop only) 10 steps/ flat Terrain
00h15 – 00h30 Leave for Afghan Church  
00h30 – 01h00 Arrive and visit Afghan Church 4 steps/ flat Terrain
01h00 – 01h30 Leave for Hanging Gardens  
01h30 – 02h00 Arrive and visit Hanging Gardens 2 steps/ Uneven Terrain
02h00 – 02h15 Leave for Victoria & Albert Museum  
11h15 – 12h00 Arrive and visit Victoria & Albert Museum 5 steps/ Uneven Terrain
03h00 – 03h15 Leave for Crawford market  
03h15 – 03h45 Arrive and visit market Uneven Terrain
03h45 – 03h15 Leave for hotel Taj Mahal 10 steps/ flat Terrain
04h15 – 05h45 Arrive at hotel and proceed for lunch (On Direct Payment)  
05h45 – 06h00 Back to pier  
 
04/07/2021 04/07/2021
Mumbai

Mumbai 04/08/2021

Enjoy a full day to explore Mumbai and delve deeper as you explore life in this lively city. Take a tour of Mumbai's most memorable markets as you immerse yourself in a cavalcade of colors, sounds, tastes, and smells. Or, experience a slice of everyday Mumbai life as you explore its historic train stations and ride the rails.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch (on own)

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

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

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


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

*Terms and conditions apply

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

 

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

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

*Terms and conditions apply

FULL DAY MARVELS OF MUMBAI
Proceed to Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark –an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was originally conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; today it is remembered more often as the place from which the British staged their final departure. You will make a stop here for photographs.
 
See the highlights of the city from the comfort of your minivan as you set off for a tour of Mumbai city. Your tour begins with the Gateway of India (PLEASE STOP FOR A WHILE SO THE GUEST CAN TAKE PHOTO), the city's most famous landmark - an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was originally conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; today it is remembered more often as the place from which the British staged their final departure.
 
Continue through Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade, an eight-lane highway with a wide pavement. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. This hill is Mumbai's ritziest neighborhood. Popular since the 18th century because of its forested slopes, fresh sea breezes and panoramic views, merchants and colonial governors built many mansions and bungalows on its hillsides.
 
Your drive includes a look at a most remarkable railway station. Inspired by St. Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus was built during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year. It is an extraordinary conglomeration of domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets in a style that was described by journalist James Cameron as "Victorian-Gothic-Saracenic-Italianate-Oriental-St.  Pancras-Baroque". The first train in India left from this station in April 1853; today half a million commuters use the station every day.
 
Depart to Church Gate Station and spend some time watching the dabba-wallahs, the members of the Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association. Every day 4,000 of them deliver fresh, home-cooked food from 100,000 suburban kitchens to offices in the downtown area. Each lunch is prepared by a loving wife or mother, and packed into a set of stackable aluminum boxes. The meals are carried to their hungry recipients dangling from shoulder-poles and bicycle handlebars, and stacked on decorated handcarts. Tins are rarely, if ever, lost, and always find their way home again to be washed up for the next day’s lunch.
 
Even if you are not possessed of an interest in other people’s dirty laundry, you’ll be fascinated by the dhobi ghats, your next stop. Each morning washing from all over Mumbai is brought here to be soaped, soaked, boiled, beaten, and thrashed. The next day, after being aired, pressed, folded and wrapped, the bundles are returned from whence they came. The secret that keeps the operation running smoothly is the coded symbol that each dhobi-wallah places on every item. Invisible to the untrained eye, this mark ensures that nothing will be lost. Stop here for photos that you’ll never be able to duplicate anywhere else.
 
Proceed for Taj Mahal Hotel for Lunch on direct payment basis.
 
You will continue to The Prince of Wales Museum, crowned by a white Mughal-style dome, the finest work done by architect George Wittet, who also designed the Gateway of India.
 
Return to pier.
 
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE & TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
09h30 – 11h00 Orientation tour of Mumbai, Gateway of India, Malabar Hill and VT Station.    This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
11h00 – 11h20 Proceed to Churchgate station  
11h20 – 11h40 Watch the Dabba-wallas at Churchgate 10 meters / even
11h40 – 12h15 Drive to Dhobi Ghat  
12h15 – 12h45 Visit  Dhobi Ghat 100 meters / Flat / 5 steps
12h45 – 13h15 Drive to Taj Mahal Hotel for lunch on direct payment basis  
13h15 – 14h15 Lunch at Taj Mahal Hotel 150 meters / Flat / 4 steps
14h15 – 15h30 Drive to Prince of wales Museum and visit  
15h30 – 16h00 Return to pier 50 meters / Uneven
 
 
HALF DAY MUSEUM AND GALLERIES OF MUMBAI
Explore the history, art and people of Mumbai and India during this informative half-day visit to the area's finest museums and galleries.

Depart from pier for the drive to Mani Bhawan, Gandhi's Bombay residence between 1917 and 1934. Mani Bhawan is now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma. It contains a research library of more than 20,000 volumes, and a series of tiny dioramas depicting his life story in an interesting fashion. The walls are covered with photos of historic events and noteworthy people.

Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, easily recognized by its unique white Mughal-style dome. The museum is the finest work by architect George Wittet, who also designed the Gateway of India. It houses interesting displays of jade work, antique weapons, Indian paintings, illustrated manuscripts, exquisite miniatures, and clay and terracotta figures from the 3rd century B.C. Adjacent to Prince of Wales Museum, you will find the Jehangir Art Gallery. Mumbai's best-known venue for contemporary art, Jehangir is home to five small galleries displaying changing exhibits of 20th century arts and crafts from around the world.

Return to pier.
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE / TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 – 00h30 Pier to Mani Bhawan   This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h30 – 01h00 Arrive and visit Mani Bhawan 20 steps/ Uneven Terrain
01h00 – 01h30 Leave for Prince of Wales Museum  
01h30 – 02h30 Arrive and visit Prince of Wales Museum 50 steps/flat Terrain
02h30 – 02h35 Walk down to adjacent Jahangir Art Gallery  
02h35 – 03h20 Arrive and visit Jahangir Art Museum 15 steps/ flat Terrain
03h20 – 04h00 Back to pier  
 
FULL DAY THE CAVES OF ELEPHANTA
More than a thousand years ago, Hindu craftsmen carved columns and sculptures out of a series of caves located on an island off the shores of Mumbai, creating a temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Portuguese named the island Elephanta, after the large statue of an elephant they found near the spot where they docked their ships. Come and discover the unique beauty and intriguing tales of these temple caves with today’s memorable excursion.
 
Travel by minivan vehicle to the Gateway of India, the city’s most recognized landmark. Built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, the archway was originally conceived as an entry point for people arriving on steamers from England. Today, the gateway serves as a launching point for your own exploration of the Elephanta Temple.

 
Boarding a motor boat, enjoy the approximately one hour and thirty minutes cruise to the Elephanta landing. From the jetty you have the option of either taking the mini train or walking approximately 15 minutes to the base of the long stairway which leads to the top of the hill, where the caves are located. As you enter, you will see a magnificent sculpture of Shiva as Nataraj, showing an enraptured expression as he removes the veil of ignorance. The most outstanding sculpture is a bust of Trimurti—the three-faced Shiva representing the Hindu trinity, Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. In other panels, Shiva is depicted in service to humanity as he brings the River Ganges to Earth, and at his most fearsome as he crushes the demon of Andhaka. Later, board the motor boat for return cruise to the Gateway.

Re-board your vehicle for the transfer back to your ship.
 
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE & TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 - 00h15 Depart from the pier by minivan to the Gateway of India   This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h15 - 01h45 Board the motor boat and cruise to Elephanta Island  
01h45 - 03h45 Arrive and visit Elephanta Island 1.5km / Uneven, cobblestones / 125 long steps each way
03h45 - 05h15 Board your motor boat and return to Mumbai  
05h15 – 05h30 Return to the pier  
 
FULL DAY THE VICTORIAN PAST
Experience the highlights of this fascinating city, with its Western monuments and Eastern sensibilities.

Begin your tour with photo stop at the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.


Next visit, The Church of St John the Evangelist better known as Afghan Church in South Mumbai, built by the British to commemorate the dead of the disastrous First Afghan War of 1838. The church is located in Navy Nagar in the Colaba area of Mumbai. Besides British soldiers it also commemorates different Indian regiments, such as the Bombay Army, the Madras Army, and Ranjit Singh's army from Lahore.

Drive along Marine Drive-Mumbai’s seaside promenade, an eight-lane highway with a wide pavement. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill, Mumbai’s ritziest neighborhood. At the top of hill are the Hanging Gardens, laid out in 1881. Here, an assortment of hedges, trimmed into animal shapes. The gardens also offer a superb view of the bustling city centre in the distance.

You then proceed to Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) one of the oldest museums in Mumbai. It was established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts. The museum houses a large number of archaeological finds, maps and historical photographs of Mumbai.


You then visit, Crawford Market - one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. It is named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city. The market is situated near to Victoria Terminus railway station. The market houses a wholesale fruit, vegetable and poultry market.

Finally, visit and savor a relaxing lunch while exploring the historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which dates back to the 1500s before returning back to the ship.
   
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST DISTANCE / TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00h00 – 00h10 Leave from pier to Gateway of India   This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues
00h10 – 00h15 Arrive at Gateway of India (photo stop only) 10 steps/ flat Terrain
00h15 – 00h30 Leave for Afghan Church  
00h30 – 01h00 Arrive and visit Afghan Church 4 steps/ flat Terrain
01h00 – 01h30 Leave for Hanging Gardens  
01h30 – 02h00 Arrive and visit Hanging Gardens 2 steps/ Uneven Terrain
02h00 – 02h15 Leave for Victoria & Albert Museum  
11h15 – 12h00 Arrive and visit Victoria & Albert Museum 5 steps/ Uneven Terrain
03h00 – 03h15 Leave for Crawford market  
03h15 – 03h45 Arrive and visit market Uneven Terrain
03h45 – 03h15 Leave for hotel Taj Mahal 10 steps/ flat Terrain
04h15 – 05h45 Arrive at hotel and proceed for lunch (On Direct Payment)  
05h45 – 06h00 Back to pier  
 
04/08/2021 04/08/2021
At Sea
04/09/2021 04/09/2021
At Sea

At Sea 04/10/2021

Follow in the wake of traders, seafarers, and adventurers who crossed the Arabian Sea over millennia. The first vessels traced the coastline some 5,000 years ago. In the days of the ancient Greeks, the Indian city of Bharuch to the north of Mumbai was already an established sea port. As you sail, relax by the Main Pool or enjoy the sea breeze from your stateroom veranda.,
04/10/2021 04/10/2021
Muscat

Muscat 04/11/2021

Call on the Arabian Peninsula today for a fascinating visit to Muscat, capital of Oman. Enjoy a city tour among its whitewashed buildings, featuring a photo stop at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, able to accommodate 20,000 worshippers, and explore the low-lying structures of the Old Town, huddled around a small bay. Visit the private House of al Zubair museum with its remarkably preserved items of Omani heritage, and take in local life in the city's traditional souk. This sleepy historic enclave serves as the home of the ruling sultan.,
04/11/2021 04/11/2021
At Sea

At Sea 04/12/2021

The starkly beautiful coast of Oman is kissed by emerald-green waters, dotted with low-lying whitewashed villages and draped in sands and rock whose colors shift in the warm desert glow from coffee-colored hues to vibrant golds. In medieval days, these waters were teeming with ships trading incense, spices, precious stones, and countless other valuable goods. Take in the best that the regional flavors of the coast have to offer in a cooking class at The Kitchen Table.,
04/12/2021 04/12/2021
Salalah

Salalah 04/13/2021

Explore the Omani city of Salalah today on the southeastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. For centuries, Salalah was a major port for frankincense, a trade which extended far beyond the region. This fascinating cultural history was supported by several sites around the city, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites today. Take in the major landmarks when you stop for photos at the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, rich in Islamic architecture, and visit the Al-Baleed archaeological site, where you will learn more about the frankincense route.,
04/13/2021 04/13/2021
At Sea
04/14/2021 04/14/2021
At Sea
04/15/2021 04/15/2021
At Sea
04/16/2021 04/16/2021
At Sea

At Sea 04/17/2021

Ancient Egyptians sailed the waters of the Red Sea as long ago as 2500 BC. More famously, Moses is said to have parted its waters. And it was a favored route among ancient Romans as they traded with India. History and legend are rich here, and you can learn more about them during an enrichment lecture about the Middle East. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers' Lounge or perhaps an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi's trattoria-style restaurant.,
04/17/2021 04/17/2021
Petra (Aqaba)

Petra (Aqaba) 04/18/2021

Call on Aqaba, Jordan's only coastal city, set amid bleached-out desert hills. History here stretches back centuries, but it is best known as the site where, in 1917, T. E. Lawrence (known as Lawrence of Arabia) led troops in the Battle of Aqaba. Stop to explore Mamluk Fort, won by the Arabs from the Turks during a 1916 camel charge; the opulent house of Sharif Hussein bin Ali; and the lively waterfront. You might also journey to the region's must-see archaeological treasure of Petra, an astonishing city of red sandstone carved from the earth millennia ago.,
04/18/2021 04/18/2021
Luxor (Safaga)

Luxor (Safaga) 04/19/2021

Call on Safaga today, an ancient Red Sea port that has been in use since the 3rd century. It is also the gateway to the magnificent temples of ancient Thebes—today's city of Luxor. Traverse the desert sands to the shores of the Nile River, where you will visit the spectacular Temple of Karnak, long buried beneath desert sands. Walk through its monumental peristyles and examine the hieroglyphics illustrating how ancient Egyptians lived.,
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Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh 04/20/2021

Visit the seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh (called "Sharm" by the locals) on the southern tip of the Sinai Desert. This major Egyptian center of tourism on the Red Sea, renowned for its unrivaled scuba diving among vibrant coral, is surrounded by starkly beautiful desert. Today you may choose to leave the city and explore the sands up close during a Desert Jeep Tour into a world shrouded in legend.,
04/20/2021 04/20/2021
Suez Canal

Suez Canal 04/21/2021

Suez Canal: Transit the Suez Canal today, a travel milestone. This engineering marvel opened in 1869, connected the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, changing the region's geographic and commercial landscape forever. The sea-level one-way waterway requires ships to travel in convoys; two lakes, Ballah Bypass and Great Bitter Lake, allow north- and southbound ships to pass each other.,
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Cairo (Port Said)

Cairo (Port Said) 04/22/2021

Call on Port Said today, founded about 150 years ago as a working base for the construction of the Suez Canal. Port Said is also a gateway to the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx on the outskirts of Cairo. Join an included tour to uncover their mysteries.,
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Ashdod

Ashdod 04/23/2021

Call on the port of Ashdod today, just one hour from Jerusalem. You can explore the holy city on an included excursion that takes you into the heart of the Jewish Quarter to view the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock. Or, delve deeper on an optional excursion as you visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal

Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
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Haifa

Haifa 04/24/2021

Arrive in Haifa today, an ideal port from which to explore the north of Israel. Ascend Mt. Carmel, where it is said that the prophet Elijah set fire to a sacrifice and ended a drought. On the mountain's slope overlooking the city, enjoy commanding views of the magnificent terraced Hanging Gardens of Haifa, center of the Bahá'í faith. Explore the fascinating Old City of Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. Alternatively, you can choose to explore ancient Caesarea, built by King Herod as an early center of Christianity, go up Mt. Carmel for a closer look, and enjoy stunning views of Haifa and the countryside.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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


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

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

At Sea 04/25/2021

Enjoy a day onboard as you cruise the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the sea views from the Explorers' Lounge or reserve a soothing massage at The Spa. Linger over tea and scones in the Wintergarden or soak up the sun on deck.,
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Kusadasi (Ephesus)

Kusadasi (Ephesus) 04/26/2021

Journey into the ancient world today with a visit to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved cities of antiquity in the world. Stroll the uneven streets of this once-powerful metropolis and pass sights such as the massive Great Theater and the magnificent Library of Celsus. Visit the remains of the Byzantine Basilica of St. John and see the modest home where legend states that the Virgin Mary lived out her final days. Or, take a scenic drive to the Oracle of Didyma and the Temple of Apollo, part of a once-elaborate Hellenic sanctuary.,

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!

Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

An English speaking lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the cruise pier in KUSADASI.

After a short drive to Ephesus, the guests experience their private tour of this fascinating historical site. First, a visit will be made to the remarkable Greco-Roman archeological city of Ancient Ephesus, that flourished as a prominent cultural city and seaport between 600 BC and 500 AD.

The walking tour will begin along the Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, the 4th century white marble chariot thoroughfare whose most striking sight today is the two-story Library of Celsus. Uniquely beautiful, the Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus manuscripts making it the second largest library in the ancient world after the one in Alexandria, Egypt. The walk along the Royal Road also takes the visitors past the remains of some of the ancient city’s major civic buildings and temples as you move toward the Ephesus Theater from which St. Paul once preached to the Pagan Ephesians. The theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances in summertime.

Then move to see the ongoing excavations of the Greco-Roman places-the “Elite Yamac Homes of Antiquity” (Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes.

From here, the guests will proceed to the small, but distinguished and rightly famous Ephesus Museum with unique examples of the very best Greco-Roman sculpture in the world, and with an exciting new display of Medical instruments from that era.

Finally, drive up the mountainside to visit to the so-called House of the Virgin Mary, a lovely chapel set in the hills behind Ephesus, said by some to be the last home of the Virgin Mary, where St. Paul took her for her safety away from the Pagan Ephesians.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel or to your cruise ship.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Greco-Roman city of Ephesus' history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of the ancient city

Tour Duration : 6-7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: High

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

The guests will be met by a lecturer/guide at the exit of the pier in KUSADASI and drive south to visit Priene.

This ancient city is not especially large, but has an unusual intimacy and charm, in part because so many historical private houses have survived to this day. All the monuments you will see, date from the Hellenistic period, and all of them are aligned according to a strict grid-plan of the kind developed by Hippodamos, a native of neighboring Miletus. The monuments include the Temple of Zeus, a council chamber, and a small amphi-theatre. Yet Priene’s greatest treasure is its Temple of Athena, which was considered the masterpiece of the architect Pytheos who also designed the Mausoleum at Halicarnassos (Bodrum) known to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

After exploring Priene, the guests will cross the broad flood-plain of the river Maeander to continue to Miletus. This was once a major port but silt carried down by the River Meander blocked its harbor centuries ago. The ancient harbor is now several miles from the sea. The town is laid out according to a grid-plan designed by Hippodamos, which centers on three spacious agoras (marketplaces) today. The most striking features of the site today are the Baths of Faustina and the massive Roman Theatre.

A paved Sacred Way leads from Miletus to Dydima, not a classic town but rather a sacred precinct centering on a colossal Temple of Apollo surrounded by a double colonnade of no less than 108 huge columns. Work on the temple continued for 500 years, but its design was so ambitious that, when work was abandoned in the 4th C. AD, it was still unfinished. Even unfinished and in ruins, the temple at Dydima remains to be one of the most awe-inspiring antique monuments to be found anywhere around the Eastern Mediterranean.

At the end of the tour, the guests will be escorted back to their hotel or to the pier in KUSADASI.

Added Value:

*The tour covers the main highlights of Priene, Miletus and Didyma

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Kusadasi: The Greco-Roman City of Ephesus & the Wine-making Village of Sirince - 7 hours

At 8:30 am, an English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet and greet you outside the Bonded Area of the Kusadasi cruise pier. You will then be escorted to your chauffeur driven private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle, for a comfortable ride of about half an hour to the remarkable Greco-Roman archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been painstakingly excavated and restored and is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will begin our private walking tour along Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, a 4th century white marble chariot thoroughfare whose most striking sight is the two-story Library of Celsus.

Uniquely beautiful, with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, the Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus manuscripts making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria, Egypt. Your walk along the Royal Road will also take you past the remains of some of the ancient city’s major civic buildings and temples as you move toward the Ephesus Theater from which St. Paul once preached to the Ephesians. The theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.

You will also visit the ongoing excavations of the Greco Roman PALACES the ''ELITE YAMAC HOMES OF ANTIQUITY'' (Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes being restored by archeologists as you visit the site.

Next visit will be to the old Greco-Turkish Village of SIRINCE, located approximately 18 miles away from the Kusadasi pier. The town itself houses about hundreds of old local Greek homes which have been superbly renovated and opened to the public.. The town also houses an authentic local market where different agricultural products are sold.

Following lunch (at your own cost) at the celebrated local Bizim Ev (meaning “Our House”) Restaurant in Sirince, you will stop by the famous wine cellar of this village, to be welcomed by the owner, and will taste his white or red wines, produced in the same style as in the old days from grapes at the vast vineyards of the Aegean Region.

You will then be returned to Kusadasi where you may explore or shop at the charming local marketplace, while your guide will escort and assist you until you wish to return to the pier to board your ship by 4 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Ephesus and Sirince

*The tour covers Ephesus and the wine-making village of Sirince

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Ephesus & Sirince Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Sirince
  • Home-style lunch in a local village
  • Visit to a wine house
 
Your English-speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
Your tour will continue in Sirince. This pretty old Orthodox village was once Cirkince ("ugly"). Indeed its habitants gave this name on purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners to share the beauty of their village.
 
Still after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly at all and called it Sirince ("pretty"). As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards' and peach trees' views on his way. Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture as of the 1920's: after the Independence War, people exchange between Greek and Turks has occurred and all those typical Greek houses, though they kept their original outside characteristics, have received the local layout inside.
 
After a wonderful home-style lunch at a local restaurant, your guide will show you the village. You will see local women in the authentic narrow streets of the village, selling handcrafts of all kinds, olive oil and handmade soaps. The village is also famous with its wine and you have the opportunity to visit a wine house. You can taste and buy several kinds of wines, from apple to strawberry.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Ephesus Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • Excavations of Terrace Houses
  • House of the Virgin Mary
 
Your English speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
You will also visit the ongoing excavations of the Greco Roman Houses of Ephesian Aristocrats (known as Terrace Houses) with their magnificent mosaics and frescoes being restored by archeologists as you visit the site.
 
In addition to the historic monuments, your excursion will also include a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a lovely little chapel set in the hills behind Ephesus believed to be Virgin Mary’s last home.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Ephesus Half Day Tour - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • Library of Celsus
  • The Library
  • Ephesus Theatre
 
Your English speaking guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise pier for your tour in Ephesus.
 
You will proceed to the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Ancient Ephesus. Dating back to the 11th century B.C., it has been excavated and restored since 1870s. It is one of the world’s most fascinating sites of antiquity. Ephesus flourished as a prominent city and seaport between 600 B.C. and 500 A.D. We will start our private walking tour through Royal Road also known as the Arcadian Way, 4th century white marble chariot road that leads to the most striking building, which is the two-storey Library of Celsus.
 
Beautifully restored with its restored facade now the famed symbol of Ephesus, The Library once housed 12,000 scrolls of papyrus and parchment manuscripts, making it the 2nd largest in the ancient world after the library in Alexandria in Egypt. Ephesus Theater, seating 25,000 has exceptional acoustics and is still in use today for concerts and theatrical performances.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Ephesus 3D Experience Full Day Tour – 6 hours
Ephesus 3D tour is an extraordinary experience offering an innovative way to visit Ancient Ephesus. Our 3D virtual tour brings you inside the site with accurate replicas of Ephesus, the Celcus Library, Great Theatre and more! By using this technology, you will see reconstructed major sites of the Ancient city. During this experience, your guide will further explain 7 sites; Odeon Theatre, Curetes, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celcus, Commercial Agora  and Arcadia way with a visual show of the Ancient Romans featuring live actors! Based on cutting edge technology and the master work of artists - our virtual tour is incredibly accurate.
 
Our team of artists, technicians and writers create each 3D tour with a great emphasis on colors, shapes, symmetry, sizes, compositions and proportions. Every element of the Ephesus 3D virtual tour is designed to convey the true atmosphere of the site.
 
Tour Duration: 6 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Kusadasi Port
  • Lunch at a typical Village Restaurant, included unlimited soft drinks and wine
     
    Not Included:
  • Gratuities to driver and guide
  • Personal expenses

 
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Istanbul

Istanbul 04/27/2021

Discover where East meets West as you arrive today in Istanbul. Take time to admire this city that straddles two continents across the Bosphorus Strait, with its Old Quarter skyline of domes and minarets and the twinkling lights of modern Istanbul across the water. Sample delicious cuisine for a taste of this fusion, combining fresh Mediterranean fare with spices from the Far East and Asia. Enjoy a wealth of religious sites, such as the spectacular Blue Mosque and the legendary Hagia Sophia. We are docked overnight here, so you will have a full day tomorrow to explore this historic port.,

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!

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours
 An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 08:30 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

The private tour program will start with the Roman Hippodrome that was a colossal stadium housing horse races around which the socio-political life of the Roman capital was centered. In its great days, it was 1575 feet long, 384 feet wide and held 100,000 spectators. It was the site of chariot racing, gladiator fights, circuses, inaugurations and triumphal parades.

The tour will continue with a visit to the Blue Mosque- the masterpiece of 17th century Ottoman Architecture, famous for its unique hand made original Iznik Tiles impressing the guests with their rich dominant blue colors and oriental patterns. They have become collectors’ items today, auctioned at celebrated houses like the Sotheby’s.

Next visit will be to the Topkapi Palace and its Imperial Treasury Section that was the center of Ottoman Empire’s Government Seat ruling most of the Middle East and the Eastern Europe from this palace for 500 years.

Lunch will be served at a recommended local/select restaurants close to the sites.

In the afternoon, visit the World famous Hagia Sophia (The Church of Divine Wisdom), one of the extraordinary masterpieces in the history of World architecture. When a previous church on this site was burned during the Nikka Revolt in 532, Justinian ordered his architect, Isidorus, to build a structure worthy of his empire. Hagia Sophia was completed in only five years and was dedicated on Christmas Day of 537. The building inspired countless generations by its innovations in weight support and construction techniques and what a dome it was: the popular belief was that ‘the dome was suspended from Heaven by an invisible golden chain’. In reality it was work of men, but a worldly simulator of the Heavens

Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, more dazzling than any other oriental bazaar, built in 1461 and in service ever since. It contains 3,500 shops employing more than 20,000 people all under one roof. Everything imaginable in the world is for sale here, glittering gold and silver jewelry, antique tiles, leather, and souvenirs. Just seeing and experiencing this fascinating bazaar is a memorable experience.

At the end of today’s private tour, the guests will be transferred back to the cruise pier.

  • Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
  • St. Sophia is closed on Mondays
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and official holidays.

Highlights:

  • Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

  • The tour covers the main highlights of the city
Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours
An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

First visit of the day is to the Galata Tower which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. While sipping your Turkish coffee there, you will be amazed at the spectacular view of the Golden Horn and the old buildings located on its shores depicting how Istanbul looked hundreds years ago.
The private tour will continue with a visit to the Neve Shalom and the oldest Synagogue in Istanbul- the Ahrida Synagogue, built around 1470 by Jewish immigrants from Macedonia.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sites.

The guests will be then taken to the Jewish Museum of Turkey. There is evidence that this building as a former synagogue existed in 1671. However the actual building was re-erected over its original foundations presumably in the early 19th Century. Zulfaris Synagogue has opened its doors as the Jewish museum in 2001. Continue to visit the Balat section, where the Star of David appears.

At the end of the day,a private lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the cruise pier.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
• Synagogues are closed on Saturdays and Sunday
* Neve Shalon Synagogue is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
• Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum) is closed on Saturdays.

* Please forward us a copy of your guests’ passport page with the photo, as required by the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul, to obtain His official approval for the synagogue visits in Turkey.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's Jewish history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of the Jewish Heritage in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, a licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for departure by chauffeur driven a/c deluxe minivan, to start your private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s private tour will start with a visit to the Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, situated at the shores of the Bosphorus. Istanbul Modern Museum of Art exhibits Turkey’s art heritage, and creates a platform for Turkish peoples’ creativity, dynamism, cultural identity and universal values.

A drive along the scenic Bosphorus Avenue will take you to the Family Villa of the Sabanci’s, the Internationally successful Turkish industrialist, now housing Mr. Sabanci’s lifetime collection of rare art pieces and celebrated paintings by Int’l and local masters, displayed in his former Family Home, recently donated to his Foundation as a Private Museum.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurant by the shores of the Bosphorus (at your own discretion and cost).

After lunch, you will visit Private Museum of Lady Sadberk, donated to the nation by art-loving wife of Vehbi Koc, another leading industrialist. The beautiful, late-Ottoman wooden mansion contains a fabulous collection of Turkish arts and crafts, including jewelry, silverware, and Iznik ceramics of the classic period.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise pier by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's art culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of art in the city

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

An English speaking officially licensed lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s tour will start with a visit to the Dolmabahce Palace- the largest and the finest example of Ottoman Baroque Architecture, a monument to the Ottomans’ westernization process in the 19th century. The Ottoman response to the overwhelming changes in the post-renaissance world was rapid westernization, initiated in the imperial lifestyle at first that gave way to the creation of a series of baroque-style European-fashion palaces on the shores of the Bosphorus.

You will then board a private boat for a cruise on the Bosphorus against the majestic skyline of Istanbul. Your private boat will cruise along the romantic Bosphorus visiting both the Europe Side and the Asia Side of Istanbul by the shores of local fishing villages, en route when it is possible to take memorable photos of the fascinating environments including the 15th century Rumelihisar? Fortress, the Summer Palaces of Lady Ottoman Sultans, and the historical Wooden Houses (Yalis) of famous Turkish families. The cruise ends on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurants in Kanlica Village by the Bosphorus.

After lunch, you will proceed to the top of the Grand Camlica Hill, where you will enjoy the panoramic view of the European side of Istanbul.

Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans in late 19th and early 20th century.

After this visit, a scenic drive on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus will take you to the Kanlica Village where you will have a taste of the famous “local yogurt” and “apple tea” in a local café by the Bosphorus.

At the end of the day, the lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Your English speaking private guide will meet you at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for a private full day sightseeing tour of Sinan the architect’s Istanbul buildings.

The private tour will start with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque. It was designed by famous “Sinan the Architect” for Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha. Rustem Pasha Mosque is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles, set in beautiful floral and geometric designs, which cover not only the facade of the porch but also the walls and columns.

Continue to Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, which is the most important of all the imperial mosques in Istanbul. Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife are both buried here and the mosque is considered the most beautiful of the city’s Imperial mosques. It was built between 1550 and 1557 by Sinan, and is erected on the crest of a hill. The mosque is conspicuous by its great size, and has four minarets – one in each corner of the courtyard. The interior is also spectacular; the mihrab (prayer niche facing Mecca) and the mimber (pulpit) are finely carved in white marble, and there are magnificent stained glass windows.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sights (at your own discretion and cost).

In the afternoon, you will visit the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque located in the Edirnekapi neighborhood near the Byzantine city walls. Located on the peak of the Sixth Hill near the highest point of the city, the mosque is a prominent landmark in Istanbul. The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by "Sinan the Architect" for the favorite daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah.

Last visit of the day will be to the Sehzade Mosque which was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman in memory of his eldest son by Hürrem, Prince Mehmet, who died the age of 21. It was the first major commission by the Imperial Architect Sinan and was completed in 1548. It is considered by architectural historians as Sinan's first masterpiece of classical Ottoman architecture.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect's masterpieces

*The tour covers the masterpieces of Sinan the Architect in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Cruise on Bosphorus
  • Rüstem Pasha Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
 
First, you will proceed to explore the 19th Century Dolmabahce Palace to experience its eclectic style of architecture with Baroque and Rococo touch. Compared to Topkap? Palace, Dolmabahçe is more westernized in its architectural style. You will enjoy its elaborate interior decoration.
 
You will next board a private motor yacht for a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus, which has been a geopolitically important strait between Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. You will pass by some magnificent palaces, old mansions and fortresses.
 
Next, you will see the Rüstem Pasha Mosque, which is among the city's architectural gems. This is the first example of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan building a mosque to an octagonal plan. Beautifully proportioned and the interior is covered in some of the most exquisite Iznik tiles ever produced. The tiles, made at the height of Iznik's supremacy, have a good deal of the famous red color that was the envy of other tile makers (blue, yellow, white and green were easy colors to produce, but red was extraordinarily difficult.
 
You will explore the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). It was constructed in the 17th Century as a part of the New Mosque complex. This oriental market is the best place to buy Turkish delight, exotic spices, herbs, Turkish coffee and tea.
 
Before you will be transferred back to the port, your guide will take you to the backstreets of the Spice Bazaar to taste a traditional Ottoman drink: Boza (fermented millet) at the famous Vefa Bozacisi.
 
At the end of the tour, your private guide will transfer you back to your hotel or cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Galata Quarter
  • Ahrida Synagogue
  • Jewish Museum
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
 
Your private tour will start with a visit to the old Galata Quarter, a Jewish quarter for centuries. Visit to the Galata Tower, which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. A medieval stone tower in the heart of Pera quarter just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs. You will enjoy the spectacular view of the city.
 
Next visit will be to the Ottoman Baroque style Ahrida Synagogue originally built in the 15th century and is the earliest synagogue in Istanbul.  The original 20-foot long oak bimah (teva), shaped either like Noah’s Ark or, like the Ottoman ship which brought the Sephardim to freedom from Spain to Turkey, can still be seen. 
 
Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Turkey, which is housed in the former Zulfaris Synagogue, aims to “collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the cultural heritage of the Turkish Jews.” It captures 700 years of amiable relations between Jews and Turks, beginning in 1326 with the Ottoman conquest of Bursa. The building itself dates from the early 19th century, although there is evidence of a Synagogue in the same spot in the 17th century. The Synagogue functioned as a place of worship for over a century, and was reopened as the Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews (Jewish Museum of Turkey) in 2001.The Museum contains various exhibits relating to Jewish history in Istanbul and is fitted with information panels, maps and some touch screen information booths.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon (not available on the Sabbath or Jewish Holidays)
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Roman Hippodrome and Egyptian Obelisk
  • Blue Mosque
  • Haghia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with a deluxe air-conditioned mini-van.
 
You will first visit the Roman Hippodrome, along with the Egyptian Obelisk, and then proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was built in between 1609-1616. The Blue tiles cover the walls have given its popular name “Blue Mosque”.
 
Next visit will be to one of the great monumental buildings of the world Haghia Sophia that was built by Emperor Justinian in 537. It has remained as the greatest church until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. The great dome and its gallery were covered with gold mosaics and still survive.
 
Proceed to the magnificent Topkap? Palace, which has been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries. Besides being the residence of the Sultan and his family, Topkap? was also the seat of the Ottoman Divan. 5000 people lived in the palace. You will see the Sultan’s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.
 
You will continue to the Underground Cistern (Basilica Cistern), which is the most unusual structure in the city. This was a vital part of defense system of the city as a big water reservoir, which can hold 18 million gallons of water.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
Before you are transferred back to your hotel or the cruise pier, you will visit the best baklava factory to taste this awesome dessert.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Roman Hippodrome
  • Egyptian Obelisk
  • Blue Mosque
  • Haghia Sophia –OR– Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with a deluxe air-conditioned mini-van.
 
You will first visit the Roman Hippodrome, along with the Egyptian Obelisk, and then proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was built in between 1609-1616. The Blue tiles cover the walls have given its popular name “Blue Mosque”.
 
*Next visit will be to one of the great monumental buildings of the world Haghia Sophia that was built by Emperor Justinian in 537. It has remained as the greatest church until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. The great dome and its gallery were covered with gold mosaics and still survive.
 
OR
 
*Next visit will be to the magnificent Topkap? Palace, which has been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries. Besides being the residence of the Sultan and his family, Topkap? was also the seat of the Ottoman Divan. 5000 people lived in the palace. You will see the Sultan’s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
* You have the option to choose Topkapi Palace or St. Sophia
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at Istanbul cruise pier at 8 am and you will be driven to Edirne (approx. 3 hours), known formerly as Adrianople and was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire. Edirne is situated in Thrace, in westernmost Turkey on the border of Greece and is known for the Selimiye Mosque, built in the 16th century by the famous architect Sinan. The mosque's main structure comprises 18 small domes dominated by a huge central dome on 8 columns with 3 balconied minarets on 4 sides.

The tour will include visits to Selimiye & Complex (Vakiflar), Turkish - Islamic Works Museum The works are exhibited in the room numbered 14 in Dar - ül Tedris Madrasa in the courtyard of Selimiye Mosque with the Archaeological and Ethnographical Museums, In the hand works part, there is a village kitchen, Carpet, Kilim and Rush Mat weaving looms are located and other incredible mosques such as the Yildirim Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque and the Beyazit II Mosque.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant close to the sights, at your own cost.

There are also impressive caravanserais such as the Rustem Pasha and the lively restored Arasta and Bedesten bazaars. You may also see some beautiful Ottoman bridges in Edirne and around the area, such as Uzunkopru, which was also built by the architect Sinan. In the evening You will be transferred back to your cruise ship around 7 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne

*The tour covers the main highlights of the city

Tour Duration : 10-11 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)

At Your Leisure Option: Please see below for details on this option.

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver**

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
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Istanbul

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Spend a second day in Istanbul as you immerse yourself in local life and Turkish traditions. Visit a hamam and partake in a centuries-old wellness ritual. Or, you can relax and take in the sights as you cruise the Bosphorus Strait, where old-world ships once sailed as they delivered spices to Istanbul's lively bazaars.,

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!

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours
 An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 08:30 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

The private tour program will start with the Roman Hippodrome that was a colossal stadium housing horse races around which the socio-political life of the Roman capital was centered. In its great days, it was 1575 feet long, 384 feet wide and held 100,000 spectators. It was the site of chariot racing, gladiator fights, circuses, inaugurations and triumphal parades.

The tour will continue with a visit to the Blue Mosque- the masterpiece of 17th century Ottoman Architecture, famous for its unique hand made original Iznik Tiles impressing the guests with their rich dominant blue colors and oriental patterns. They have become collectors’ items today, auctioned at celebrated houses like the Sotheby’s.

Next visit will be to the Topkapi Palace and its Imperial Treasury Section that was the center of Ottoman Empire’s Government Seat ruling most of the Middle East and the Eastern Europe from this palace for 500 years.

Lunch will be served at a recommended local/select restaurants close to the sites.

In the afternoon, visit the World famous Hagia Sophia (The Church of Divine Wisdom), one of the extraordinary masterpieces in the history of World architecture. When a previous church on this site was burned during the Nikka Revolt in 532, Justinian ordered his architect, Isidorus, to build a structure worthy of his empire. Hagia Sophia was completed in only five years and was dedicated on Christmas Day of 537. The building inspired countless generations by its innovations in weight support and construction techniques and what a dome it was: the popular belief was that ‘the dome was suspended from Heaven by an invisible golden chain’. In reality it was work of men, but a worldly simulator of the Heavens

Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, more dazzling than any other oriental bazaar, built in 1461 and in service ever since. It contains 3,500 shops employing more than 20,000 people all under one roof. Everything imaginable in the world is for sale here, glittering gold and silver jewelry, antique tiles, leather, and souvenirs. Just seeing and experiencing this fascinating bazaar is a memorable experience.

At the end of today’s private tour, the guests will be transferred back to the cruise pier.

  • Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
  • St. Sophia is closed on Mondays
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and official holidays.

Highlights:

  • Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

  • The tour covers the main highlights of the city
Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours
An English speaking officially licenced lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the exit of the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am, with a sign reading their names, for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

First visit of the day is to the Galata Tower which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. While sipping your Turkish coffee there, you will be amazed at the spectacular view of the Golden Horn and the old buildings located on its shores depicting how Istanbul looked hundreds years ago.
The private tour will continue with a visit to the Neve Shalom and the oldest Synagogue in Istanbul- the Ahrida Synagogue, built around 1470 by Jewish immigrants from Macedonia.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sites.

The guests will be then taken to the Jewish Museum of Turkey. There is evidence that this building as a former synagogue existed in 1671. However the actual building was re-erected over its original foundations presumably in the early 19th Century. Zulfaris Synagogue has opened its doors as the Jewish museum in 2001. Continue to visit the Balat section, where the Star of David appears.

At the end of the day,a private lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the cruise pier.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:
• Synagogues are closed on Saturdays and Sunday
* Neve Shalon Synagogue is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
• Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum) is closed on Saturdays.

* Please forward us a copy of your guests’ passport page with the photo, as required by the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul, to obtain His official approval for the synagogue visits in Turkey.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's Jewish history and culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of the Jewish Heritage in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, a licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for departure by chauffeur driven a/c deluxe minivan, to start your private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s private tour will start with a visit to the Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, situated at the shores of the Bosphorus. Istanbul Modern Museum of Art exhibits Turkey’s art heritage, and creates a platform for Turkish peoples’ creativity, dynamism, cultural identity and universal values.

A drive along the scenic Bosphorus Avenue will take you to the Family Villa of the Sabanci’s, the Internationally successful Turkish industrialist, now housing Mr. Sabanci’s lifetime collection of rare art pieces and celebrated paintings by Int’l and local masters, displayed in his former Family Home, recently donated to his Foundation as a Private Museum.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurant by the shores of the Bosphorus (at your own discretion and cost).

After lunch, you will visit Private Museum of Lady Sadberk, donated to the nation by art-loving wife of Vehbi Koc, another leading industrialist. The beautiful, late-Ottoman wooden mansion contains a fabulous collection of Turkish arts and crafts, including jewelry, silverware, and Iznik ceramics of the classic period.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise pier by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's art culture

*The tour covers the main highlights of art in the city

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chaeffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

An English speaking officially licensed lecturer/guide will meet the guests at the Istanbul cruise pier at 09:00 am for a private sightseeing tour of Istanbul.

Today’s tour will start with a visit to the Dolmabahce Palace- the largest and the finest example of Ottoman Baroque Architecture, a monument to the Ottomans’ westernization process in the 19th century. The Ottoman response to the overwhelming changes in the post-renaissance world was rapid westernization, initiated in the imperial lifestyle at first that gave way to the creation of a series of baroque-style European-fashion palaces on the shores of the Bosphorus.

You will then board a private boat for a cruise on the Bosphorus against the majestic skyline of Istanbul. Your private boat will cruise along the romantic Bosphorus visiting both the Europe Side and the Asia Side of Istanbul by the shores of local fishing villages, en route when it is possible to take memorable photos of the fascinating environments including the 15th century Rumelihisar? Fortress, the Summer Palaces of Lady Ottoman Sultans, and the historical Wooden Houses (Yalis) of famous Turkish families. The cruise ends on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Lunch will be served at a local seafood restaurants in Kanlica Village by the Bosphorus.

After lunch, you will proceed to the top of the Grand Camlica Hill, where you will enjoy the panoramic view of the European side of Istanbul.

Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans in late 19th and early 20th century.

After this visit, a scenic drive on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus will take you to the Kanlica Village where you will have a taste of the famous “local yogurt” and “apple tea” in a local café by the Bosphorus.

At the end of the day, the lecturer/guide will take the guests back to the hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Your English speaking private guide will meet you at the Istanbul cruise pier at 9 am for a private full day sightseeing tour of Sinan the architect’s Istanbul buildings.

The private tour will start with a visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque. It was designed by famous “Sinan the Architect” for Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha. Rustem Pasha Mosque is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles, set in beautiful floral and geometric designs, which cover not only the facade of the porch but also the walls and columns.

Continue to Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, which is the most important of all the imperial mosques in Istanbul. Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife are both buried here and the mosque is considered the most beautiful of the city’s Imperial mosques. It was built between 1550 and 1557 by Sinan, and is erected on the crest of a hill. The mosque is conspicuous by its great size, and has four minarets – one in each corner of the courtyard. The interior is also spectacular; the mihrab (prayer niche facing Mecca) and the mimber (pulpit) are finely carved in white marble, and there are magnificent stained glass windows.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant close to the sights (at your own discretion and cost).

In the afternoon, you will visit the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque located in the Edirnekapi neighborhood near the Byzantine city walls. Located on the peak of the Sixth Hill near the highest point of the city, the mosque is a prominent landmark in Istanbul. The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by "Sinan the Architect" for the favorite daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah.

Last visit of the day will be to the Sehzade Mosque which was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman in memory of his eldest son by Hürrem, Prince Mehmet, who died the age of 21. It was the first major commission by the Imperial Architect Sinan and was completed in 1548. It is considered by architectural historians as Sinan's first masterpiece of classical Ottoman architecture.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel/cruise ship by 4 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect's masterpieces

*The tour covers the masterpieces of Sinan the Architect in Istanbul

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a chauffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Cruise on Bosphorus
  • Rüstem Pasha Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
 
First, you will proceed to explore the 19th Century Dolmabahce Palace to experience its eclectic style of architecture with Baroque and Rococo touch. Compared to Topkap? Palace, Dolmabahçe is more westernized in its architectural style. You will enjoy its elaborate interior decoration.
 
You will next board a private motor yacht for a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus, which has been a geopolitically important strait between Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. You will pass by some magnificent palaces, old mansions and fortresses.
 
Next, you will see the Rüstem Pasha Mosque, which is among the city's architectural gems. This is the first example of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan building a mosque to an octagonal plan. Beautifully proportioned and the interior is covered in some of the most exquisite Iznik tiles ever produced. The tiles, made at the height of Iznik's supremacy, have a good deal of the famous red color that was the envy of other tile makers (blue, yellow, white and green were easy colors to produce, but red was extraordinarily difficult.
 
You will explore the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). It was constructed in the 17th Century as a part of the New Mosque complex. This oriental market is the best place to buy Turkish delight, exotic spices, herbs, Turkish coffee and tea.
 
Before you will be transferred back to the port, your guide will take you to the backstreets of the Spice Bazaar to taste a traditional Ottoman drink: Boza (fermented millet) at the famous Vefa Bozacisi.
 
At the end of the tour, your private guide will transfer you back to your hotel or cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Galata Quarter
  • Ahrida Synagogue
  • Jewish Museum
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
 
Your private tour will start with a visit to the old Galata Quarter, a Jewish quarter for centuries. Visit to the Galata Tower, which was built in 1303 by immigrants from Genoa, Italy. A medieval stone tower in the heart of Pera quarter just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs. You will enjoy the spectacular view of the city.
 
Next visit will be to the Ottoman Baroque style Ahrida Synagogue originally built in the 15th century and is the earliest synagogue in Istanbul.  The original 20-foot long oak bimah (teva), shaped either like Noah’s Ark or, like the Ottoman ship which brought the Sephardim to freedom from Spain to Turkey, can still be seen. 
 
Your private tour will continue with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Turkey, which is housed in the former Zulfaris Synagogue, aims to “collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the cultural heritage of the Turkish Jews.” It captures 700 years of amiable relations between Jews and Turks, beginning in 1326 with the Ottoman conquest of Bursa. The building itself dates from the early 19th century, although there is evidence of a Synagogue in the same spot in the 17th century. The Synagogue functioned as a place of worship for over a century, and was reopened as the Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews (Jewish Museum of Turkey) in 2001.The Museum contains various exhibits relating to Jewish history in Istanbul and is fitted with information panels, maps and some touch screen information booths.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon (not available on the Sabbath or Jewish Holidays)
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Roman Hippodrome and Egyptian Obelisk
  • Blue Mosque
  • Haghia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with a deluxe air-conditioned mini-van.
 
You will first visit the Roman Hippodrome, along with the Egyptian Obelisk, and then proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was built in between 1609-1616. The Blue tiles cover the walls have given its popular name “Blue Mosque”.
 
Next visit will be to one of the great monumental buildings of the world Haghia Sophia that was built by Emperor Justinian in 537. It has remained as the greatest church until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. The great dome and its gallery were covered with gold mosaics and still survive.
 
Proceed to the magnificent Topkap? Palace, which has been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries. Besides being the residence of the Sultan and his family, Topkap? was also the seat of the Ottoman Divan. 5000 people lived in the palace. You will see the Sultan’s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.
 
You will continue to the Underground Cistern (Basilica Cistern), which is the most unusual structure in the city. This was a vital part of defense system of the city as a big water reservoir, which can hold 18 million gallons of water.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
Before you are transferred back to your hotel or the cruise pier, you will visit the best baklava factory to taste this awesome dessert.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Roman Hippodrome
  • Egyptian Obelisk
  • Blue Mosque
  • Haghia Sophia –OR– Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar
 
Your English-speaking, private guide will meet you at the cruise pier for your half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul with a deluxe air-conditioned mini-van.
 
You will first visit the Roman Hippodrome, along with the Egyptian Obelisk, and then proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was built in between 1609-1616. The Blue tiles cover the walls have given its popular name “Blue Mosque”.
 
*Next visit will be to one of the great monumental buildings of the world Haghia Sophia that was built by Emperor Justinian in 537. It has remained as the greatest church until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II. The great dome and its gallery were covered with gold mosaics and still survive.
 
OR
 
*Next visit will be to the magnificent Topkap? Palace, which has been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries. Besides being the residence of the Sultan and his family, Topkap? was also the seat of the Ottoman Divan. 5000 people lived in the palace. You will see the Sultan’s Treasury and the Holy Relics exhibition.
 
Lastly visit the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered Bazaar in this part of the world with more than 4000 small shops. You will see a great variety of Turkish handicrafts, handmade oriental carpets, jewelry and many souvenirs within the old market.
 
At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
 
* You have the option to choose Topkapi Palace or St. Sophia
 
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Officially licensed, private guide
  • Transfers to/from port in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Parking fees and entrance fees of the sites/museums stated in the tour program
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome package
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

An English speaking private lecturer/guide will meet you at Istanbul cruise pier at 8 am and you will be driven to Edirne (approx. 3 hours), known formerly as Adrianople and was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire. Edirne is situated in Thrace, in westernmost Turkey on the border of Greece and is known for the Selimiye Mosque, built in the 16th century by the famous architect Sinan. The mosque's main structure comprises 18 small domes dominated by a huge central dome on 8 columns with 3 balconied minarets on 4 sides.

The tour will include visits to Selimiye & Complex (Vakiflar), Turkish - Islamic Works Museum The works are exhibited in the room numbered 14 in Dar - ül Tedris Madrasa in the courtyard of Selimiye Mosque with the Archaeological and Ethnographical Museums, In the hand works part, there is a village kitchen, Carpet, Kilim and Rush Mat weaving looms are located and other incredible mosques such as the Yildirim Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque and the Beyazit II Mosque.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant close to the sights, at your own cost.

There are also impressive caravanserais such as the Rustem Pasha and the lively restored Arasta and Bedesten bazaars. You may also see some beautiful Ottoman bridges in Edirne and around the area, such as Uzunkopru, which was also built by the architect Sinan. In the evening You will be transferred back to your cruise ship around 7 pm.

Added Value:

*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne

*The tour covers the main highlights of the city

Tour Duration : 10-11 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transportation by a cheaffeur driven a/c private vehicle, an officially licensed bilingual private lecturer/guide, entrance fees to the sites/museums

Not Included: Gratuities to the guide and driver, meals and personal expenses

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)

At Your Leisure Option: Please see below for details on this option.

You decide where to go and what to see.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking guide and driver for 8 hours
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to guide and driver**

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
**Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
04/28/2021 04/28/2021
At Sea

At Sea 04/29/2021

Cross the Aegean Sea today; a cradle of two great ancient civilizations that have shaped the western world as we know it today. Take this relaxing day at sea to unwind and admire the vistas from your stateroom veranda.,
04/29/2021 04/29/2021
Athens (Piraeus)

Athens (Piraeus) 04/30/2021

Today, you will have the whole day to journey into ancient Athens via a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano Marina as you enter the city's heart. There, you will see the Hellenic Parliament, Syntagma (Constitution) Square, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and the iconic Acropolis. Explore the bustling Plaka District at the base of the Acropolis. Or, as an option, explore the interior of this UNESCO World Heritage Site; climb 80 steps to the entrance for an unforgettable view of the Parthenon at its peak.,

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
04/30/2021 04/30/2021
At Sea
05/01/2021 05/01/2021
At Sea

At Sea 05/02/2021

Enjoy the amenities on your ship today as we sail the Adriatic Sea. Share a cappuccino in the Viking Bar with new friends, enjoy a visit to The Spa, or relax on the Sun Deck. Finish the day with a drink in Tórshavn.,
05/02/2021 05/02/2021
Venice

Venice 05/03/2021

Welcome to Venice, where the magical city renowned for its art, architecture, and culture is the ultimate destination on your epic voyage. Watch the sunlight dapple on the water as we ease our way into the lagoon. You can enjoy a panoramic boat ride toward the magnificent St. Mark's Square on your included tour, and with your guide you will admire the glorious façade of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. As we will remain in port overnight, enjoy a fine restaurant, the vibrant nightlife and perhaps even a romantic evening gondola ride along the Grand Canal.,

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 - Introduction of 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.Water Taxi at disposal 
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Venice - Unknown Venice - 3,5 hours

Today's tour takes you behind the scenes of the 'real' Venice, leaving the tourist hotspots behind to explore the sestieri and canali minori where the citizens of Venice live their daily lives immersed in history...
Join your expert local guide to discover 'real life' in Venice. Although the city's charmed citizens have the lagoon and the historic buildings as their daily backdrop, they steer clear of tourist hotspots and cultivate a Venice all their own. Today is your chance to 'live as a local' with a true Veneziana, visiting out-of-the-way neighborhoods, or sestieri, and lesser-known sights, while learning about the current events and everyday concerns of the typical citizen. The tour begins with an exploration of Venice's minor canals by boat where the urban history is revealed in the ornate palazzi and artisan workshops. Later, continue on foot through remote piazzas, secret parks and forgotten churches. This unique glimpse into Venetian traditions - including a maschereria and a squero, where masks and gondolas are made - brings the 'real' Venice into focus. 
(Tour duration: 3.5 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: Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • Water Taxi at disposal for 2 hours
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

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.
Venice - 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
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 - St. Marks, Grand Canal and Murano - 6 hours
Added Value:
  • Introduction to the history of Venice
  • Visit to private glass producer in Murano
  • Tour of Grand Canal by private boat
  • Reservations to St.Marks and Doge's Palace - no lines
Tour duration: 6 hours
Not wheelchair accessible
Physical activity: Moderate with a fair amount of walking

Included:
  • Private English speaking guide for the day and private boat.
  • Clients are picked up and dropped off at the Port
Excluded: 
Meals
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
05/03/2021 05/03/2021
Venice

Venice 05/04/2021

Awake and further explore central Venice on your own this morning, as you investigate the out-of-the-way passages that reveal beautiful, hidden piazzas, or cross the lagoon to Murano and Burano to view the world-renowned glassblowing craftsmen. If you did not take yesterday's included guided tour, you may do so today. Or, opt for one of the many optional tours. As your ship sets sail enjoy a spectacular view of the lagoon as we head out to the Adriatic Sea.,

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 - Introduction of 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.Water Taxi at disposal 
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Venice - Unknown Venice - 3,5 hours

Today's tour takes you behind the scenes of the 'real' Venice, leaving the tourist hotspots behind to explore the sestieri and canali minori where the citizens of Venice live their daily lives immersed in history...
Join your expert local guide to discover 'real life' in Venice. Although the city's charmed citizens have the lagoon and the historic buildings as their daily backdrop, they steer clear of tourist hotspots and cultivate a Venice all their own. Today is your chance to 'live as a local' with a true Veneziana, visiting out-of-the-way neighborhoods, or sestieri, and lesser-known sights, while learning about the current events and everyday concerns of the typical citizen. The tour begins with an exploration of Venice's minor canals by boat where the urban history is revealed in the ornate palazzi and artisan workshops. Later, continue on foot through remote piazzas, secret parks and forgotten churches. This unique glimpse into Venetian traditions - including a maschereria and a squero, where masks and gondolas are made - brings the 'real' Venice into focus. 
(Tour duration: 3.5 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: Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A  tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • Water Taxi at disposal for 2 hours
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

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.
Venice - 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
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 - St. Marks, Grand Canal and Murano - 6 hours
Added Value:
  • Introduction to the history of Venice
  • Visit to private glass producer in Murano
  • Tour of Grand Canal by private boat
  • Reservations to St.Marks and Doge's Palace - no lines
Tour duration: 6 hours
Not wheelchair accessible
Physical activity: Moderate with a fair amount of walking

Included:
  • Private English speaking guide for the day and private boat.
  • Clients are picked up and dropped off at the Port
Excluded: 
Meals
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
05/04/2021 05/04/2021
Split

Split 05/05/2021

Experience the age of antiquity as you wander through the center of the city that is built around Diocletian's Palace, walking through the well-preserved cellars before continuing to the Ethnographic Museum. In this historic quarter, you will notice the results of over 17 centuries of construction, passing pre-Romanesque churches and Gothic chapels. You may also choose to journey through the Croatian hinterland to the famous waterfalls of the Krka National Park. Or, spend the entire day discovering the small, more intimate destinations along the Dalmatian Coast.,

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!

Split & wine tasting, 3 hours
Your personal English speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Split Harbor for a Split sightseeing tour highlighting most amazing Ancient features including special tour of the Diocletian’s Palace and underground halls with wine tasting included. 
Today You will enjoy in ancient town whose history is full of interesting stories. During Your tour, You will see the most famous Split’s sights like Diocletian’s Palace, Underground halls, The Cathedral, Vestibul, Peristil and many more. Just relax and enjoy in walking through history with Your guide. As a break, you will have wine tasting in Wine bar. Enjoy in some of the most famous Croatian wines! 
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services. 

Highlights:
  • Visit Diocletian’s Palac and the Underground Halls
  • Wine Tasting 
  • Tickets
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Tickets to Basement halls of Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral 
  • Wine tasting 
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Split sightseeing, 3 hours

Your personal English speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Split Harbor for a Split sightseeing tour highlighting most amazing Ancient features including special tour of the Diocletian’s Palace and underground halls.

Today You will enjoy in ancient town whose history is full of interesting stories. During Your tour You will see the most famous Split’s sights like Diocletian’s Palace, Underground halls, The Cathedral, Vestibul, Peristil and many more. Just relax and enjoy in walking through history with Your guide.

Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services.

 

Highlights:

  • Diocletian's palace
  • Private guide
  • Underground halls

Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or Evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:

  • Private guide
  • Tickets to Underground halls

Not Included:

  • Lunch
  • Tips
Split: Walking Tour - 4 hours
Start the walking tour with an exploration of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian which lies at the heart of Split, this palace was built in 295 BC. See Peristil Square where the Emperor made his speeches as well as the mausoleum of the Roman Emperor which been transformed into a Catholic church. After visiting the palace, immediately outside you will see many charming "piazzas". Explore the old town with its many interesting sights. At the end of the city tour you will also see Riva, a coastal walk with palm trees where you can relax in the sun and enjoy a beautiful view of the port and close-by islands.

Highlights:
  • Walk through the Palace of the Emperor of Diocletian and the many charming piazzas and narrow cobblestone streets
Tour Duration: 4 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 (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Split: Krka Waterfalls & Trogir - 8 hours
Your English-speaking guide will take you in a private vehicle for a full day excursion (8 hours) to visit the Krka Waterfalls National Park first. You will tour the area of the waterfalls and take a boat ride to the isle of Visovac to visit the Franciscan Monastery. Proceed towards Trogir, a picturesque medieval town, including a visit to the Cathedral of St. Lawrence with its magnificent Romanesque portal. Return to your ship in Split after the tour.

Highlights:
  • Visit the Krka Waterfalls National Park and take a boat ride to the isle of Visovac to see the Franciscan Monastery
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert local guide (8 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Split: Salona, Split & Trogir - 8 hours
Enjoy a full day tour of the city of Split and the surrounding area by private vehicle with a qualified English-speaking guide. Your tour starts with a visit to the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian; this palace was first built in the 3rd century AD, and its outline still forms the heart of the old city today. Also see Peristil Square where Diocletian made his speeches, and the imperial mausoleum that has now been converted into a Catholic church. Outside the palace you will see many charming piazzas. At the end of this tour, you may visit Riva, a coastal walk with palm trees where you can relax in the sun and enjoy a beautiful view of the port and islands nearby.
This afternoon, your guide will take you to visit ancient Roman Salona, the largest archaeological site of Roman and Early Christian ruins in Croatia. You will also see the seven ‘Kaštela’; these buildings were fortifications built for protection from Turkish attacks. Finally you will visit Trogir, known as the ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’. The city is renowned for the beauty of its buildings and fortifications, and is considered to be the best preserved Romano-Gothic complex in Central Europe. Notable structures of Trogir are the City Hall, the C'ipiko Palace, the Loggia and St. Lawrence’s Cathedral whose portal is a masterpiece of medieval sculpture.

Highlights:
  • Explore the labyrinthine streets of Diocletian's Palace and Salona; the largest archaeological site of Roman ruins in Croatia
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert local guide (8 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Split sightseeing and Foodie tour
Your tour will start with sightseeing of cultural and historic center of Split. Today You will discover the most important sights in Split including Diocletian’s’ Palace, Vestibul, Peristil and Basements.  During Your tour You will be stopping at the renowned Split restaurants where You will enjoy in traditional light meals and top wines of the Split region and Croatia.
 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Meals and drinks at 3 restaurants 
Tour Duration: up to 3-4h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Meals and drinks at 3 restaurants 
Not Included:
  • Tickets
  • Tips

 
National Park Krka
Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to one of the most beautiful National Parks in Croatia on Krka River. The driver will provide You with the entry tickets to the National park. 
You will have free time to discover this beautiful natural phenomenon, famous for his waterfalls and untouched nature on Your own. 
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services.
 

Highlights:

  • Private driver on disposal
  • Tickets for National park
  • Round transfer 
Tour Duration: up to 6h
Tour can operate: Morning 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Car & driver on disposal
  • Round transfers
  • Tickets for entrance 
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Split tour and Olive oil tasting
Your personal English speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Split Harbor for this unique sightseeing tour. 
Today You will enjoy in ancient town whose history is full of interesting stories. During Your tour You will see the most famous Split’s sights like Diocletian’s Palace, Underground halls, The Cathedral, Vestibul, Peristil and many more. Just relax and enjoy in walking through history with Your guide. As a break You will have olive oil tasting with snacks in Olive oil bar. Try one of the most famous Croatian product! 
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services. 
 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Olive oil tasting  
  • Tickets
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Olive oil tasting with snacks
  • Tickets to Basement halls of Diocletians Palace and Cathedral 
Not Included:
  • Lunch and additional drinks
  • Tips

 
Sightseeing of Split and Trogir
Your personal English speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Split Harbor for sightseeing of town Trogir and Split. You will continue on to the town of Trogir. After discovering Trogir You will enjoy in sightseeing of Split. 
Your guide will walk with You through the narrow streets, taking You back in history as You pass stone houses, churches, palaces, monasteries and the city walls. One of many things You will get to see will be the St. Lawrence Cathedral and its Romanesque portal created by a local artist Radovan in the 13th century. 
After sightseeing of Trogir You will be transferred back to Split for a private sightseeing of this charming Mediterranean town. Today You will enjoy in ancient town whose history is full of interesting stories. During Your tour You will see the most famous Split’s sights like Diocletian’s Palace, Underground halls, The Cathedral, Vestibul, Peristil and many more. Just relax and enjoy in walking through history with Your guide 
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services. 
 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Tickets  
Tour Duration: full day
Tour can operate: Morning 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Tickets to Basement & Cathedral of Diocletian's palace in Split 
  • St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir 
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Gratuities and items purchased for personal use
Split tour with emphases on Jewish heritage
Your personal English speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Split Harbor for a unique sightseeing tour of Split city highlighting most amazing Ancient features with emphasis on Jewish heritage will start with Your professional, local guide showing You around. 
Today You will enjoy in ancient town whose history is full of interesting stories. During Your tour You will see the most famous Split’s sights and the Synagogue that was created in the 16th century in the one-time Jewish ghetto, by the conversion of the second floor of two attached medieval houses. Split’s Synagogue is the third oldest active Synagogue in Europe, after Synagogue in Prague and Dubrovnik. You will also see the third oldest European Bookshop (Morpurgo) which is established by the Jewish family. You will hear from Your guide about the Jews who have greatly influenced the development of the city (Daniel Rodrigo Vid Morpurgo ect.) You will continue on to Marjan hill where You will visit old Jewish cemetery. 
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services. 
 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Jewish culture
  • Private guide
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Ticketsto Basement halls of Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral 
Not Included:
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Omis and Dinopark
Your personal English speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Split Harbor for a sightseeing of this little town including visit to unique Dinopark. You will continue on to the town of Omis.  
During transportation You will hear about the traditional living in the countryside and the history of the Republic of Poljica – first of its kind in Europe. After interesting sightseeing in Omis, a small town, were the Old Pirates of Mediterran retired, You will have the pleasure of enjoying a spectacular panoramic view from the top of the Romanesque fortress “Mirabella”. This 13th century fortress used to be a hideout for the pirates. You will continue on to Dinopark. 
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services.
 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Entrance tickets for Dinopark 
Tour Duration: up to 5h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Entrance fee to fortress Mirabella and Dinopark 
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Split and Salona tour
Your personal English-speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Split Harbor for a Split sightseeing tour highlighting most amazing Ancient features following the drive to archeological site of the roman city Salona.  
Two locations, glorious at the time when the Romans ran the show, still testify to the greatness of that ancient civilization. Diocletian's Palace in Split - included on UNESCO's World Heritage List - is a unique monument in the world. Where else can you find a retirement home/palace of a Roman emperor? After the fall of the Roman Empire life went on in Split.  
Time went on and the different nations conquered this area but the Roman architecture survived along with all the architectural additions of the centuries that followed. Salona is a different story. The archeological site of what once was the greatest city of this Roman province called Dalmatia remains full of the Roman spirit. Take a walk among the ruins of the basilicas where Christianity blossomed. There are sarcophagi and gravestones to be found every step of the way, an amazing amphitheater and so much more. Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services.
 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Roman city Salona
  • Round transfer 
Tour Duration: up to 4h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Round transfers
  • Tickets
Not Included:
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

 
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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik 05/06/2021

Where city meets coastline, you will sail to this beautiful 12th-century walled city in Croatia. The playwright George Bernard Shaw once declared, "Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik". Enjoy an entire day here to take an inclusive tour and take in magnificent views of the city and countryside. Then, enter the city on foot through the historic Pile Gate, passing by the Sponza Palace, the 15th-century Onofrio's Fountain, and stop inside the Dominican Monastery to see Renaissance paintings. You may also wish to consider exploring the famed Dubrovnik Riviera with a cruise along the Lapad peninsula.,

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!

Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic Walking Tour - 4 hours
Begin your day as you disembark and meet your expert local guide for an introduction to this wonderful city, proclaimed a city museum by UNESCO. The old city is cocooned inside a circuit of imposing city walls. Over a mile in length, the towering ramparts are a masterpiece of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Stroll along the beautifully-paved, main city promenade which dates back centuries and find the 14th-century Franciscan Monastery whose elegant cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites of the city. Also see the church of St Blaise, the remarkable Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace before finishing your tour with superb views from atop the vast city walls.

Highlights:
  • Discover the charming Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik, proclaimed a city museum by UNESCO, including the impressive city walls
Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Dubrovnik’s Gruz Port and the gates of Dubrovnik (no transport is required if guests tender into the Old Town harbour)
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours in Dubrovnik
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Dubrovnik: Kayaking the Adriatic - 4 hours
Your privately guided kayaking expedition begins as you meet your driver for the short journey outside of Dubrovnik, along the coast to Zaton Bay. Take to the water where paddlers are rewarded with views of the beautiful Elaphite Islands and a rugged coastline of towering cliffs and caves. Paddle to a private cove hidden by coastal cliffs – the perfect secret spot to swim, snorkel and relax on the beach. Alternatively, you may like to stop at one of the small villages for a cold drink. Return to the ship at the end of your tour.

Highlights:
  • The beautiful natural idyll of the Elaphite Islands
  • A privately-guided kayak excursion with an expert kayak leader
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • All necessary equipment for the kayak excursion
  • Private transfers by luxury car or minivan between Dubrovnik and Zaton Bay
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Dubrovnik: Tastes of the Peljesac Peninsula - 6 hours
One of the finest coastal drives in Europe awaits you today as you journey with your private guide and driver along the Peljesac Peninsula to Mali Ston, where vast defensive walls are said to be second only in length to those in China. The inlet at Mali Ston offers the perfect environment for cultivating oysters so while here, why not take the opportunity to sample a fresh oyster right at the spot where they were pulled out of the sea.

The unusual and harsh territory of Peljesac is also perfect for growing very high quality grapes and olives in very small quantities so this is the perfect place to visit to a small family winery. Though the cellar of the winery is located directly under the family home, the white and red wines produced here are well known throughout Croatia due to their high quality. Enjoy tastings of Croatian wine before returning past the salt pans of Ston to your cruise ship in Dubrovnik.

Highlights:
  • Sample some fresh oysters from the Inlet at Mali Ston
  • Taste some fantastic Croatian wines, whose grapes were grown on the Peljesac peninsula
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Oyster and wine tastings
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 6 hours throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands by Private Motor Yacht - 8 hours
Stoked by the sun and cheered by the breeze, start your private boat tour around the beautiful Elaphite islands. This picturesque archipelago within the vicinity of Dubrovnik comprises 13 islands, islets and rocks. Abounding in lush subtropical vegetation of laurel, cypress and pine trees, and fragrant thyme and rosemary, the islands were formerly the favourite summer residence of the Dubrovnik aristocracy.

Discover the three largest islands in the group with your skipper. The island of Kolocep has an interior covered by dense pine forest while the inhabitants live in a quaint fishing village that stretches along the sandy beach. Continue to Lopud, dominated by its Franciscan Monastery and home to the beautiful Gjorgic-Mayneri Park. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll through the winding streets, swim on the Sunj beach and perhaps enjoy lunch in one of the excellent local restaurants. Later, visit Sipan, the largest of the islands where hillsides are decorated with numerous summer villas, Renaissance churches and baroque chapels. Return to Dubrovnik from here.

Highlights:
  • Explore the quaint island of Kolocep
  • Visit the island of Lopud, home to the beautiful Gjorgic-Mayneri Park
  • Spend time on Sipan, the largest of the islands
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
  • Jeanneau Prestige 36 private motor yacht (or similar) with expert skipper
  • Fuel and marina fees for the specified itinerary
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Dubrovnik pick up, bike tour, wine tasting and lunch in Konavle, 5 hours

You will meet your guide at the meeting point for private transfer for Your biking, wine tasking and lunch experience in beautiful Konavle region.
After brief instruction by Your guide, You will start half day biking tour in picturesque Konavle region, Dubrovnik’s inland. You will ride accompanied by a personal guide at a relaxed pace, stops are made every few kilometers on each place of interest. Along the river, You will pass by the old mils, presenting rich tradition of this region.
Through macadam roads and lush wood, You will continue toward a museum. You will visit a private ethnographic collection (in the house that is 400 years old). Next is visit to local family that produces homemade liqueurs, wine, dried figs and oil. There You will have a tasting of wine, liquors and local products (snack with homemade cheese, and bacon).

Return to Dubrovnik. This is the end of our services.


Highlights:
  • Biking and round transfers

  • Wine tasting
  • Personal guide
Tour Duration: up to 5h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Wine Tasting
  • Lunch
  • Bikes
  • Round transfers
  • Snacks at local wine producer
Not Included:
  • Tips
Dubrovnik & Oysters Tasting, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik
Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets and history of UNESCO's gem.

Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik with Your personal guide. Your sightseeing tour will begin with exploring the main street in Dubrovnik - Stradun (Placa). You will visit some of the most famous landmarks of Dubrovnik such as the Rector's Palace, Franciscan monastery, Palace Sponza, the Dubrovnik Cathedral, St. Blaise Church and many others.

After Your private tour, guide will escort You to the local oyster's bar where you will have presentation of oysters types with tasting and champagne. Your guide will suggest a restaurant for lunch on site depending on Your desires

This is the end of our services.



Highlights:
  • Private sightseeing of Dubrovnik
  • Oysters tasting
  • Personal guide
  • Transfers with Mercedes E Class car
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Oysters tasting
  • Tickets for the museums
  • Transfer to city center
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Dubrovnik sightseeing, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik
Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets and history of UNESCO's gem.

Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in "Ragusa" looked like. During this tour, You will understand the privileges the citizens of this magnificent city enjoyed. They had one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe dating back to the 14.ct, fountain with fresh water from one of the first water supply system and a developed care system for the old and poor citizens. Dubrovnik is over a thousand-year-old. Its history is visible in every part of this city.


Highlights:
  • Old Town of Dubrovnik
  • Museums
  • Personal guide
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Dubrovnik card (you can choose from the following: Art Galley Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik city walls,     Dulcic-Masle-Pulitika Gallery, Marin Drzic House, Maritime museum, Natural History Museum, Rector’s Palace and Rupe Ethnographic Museum) 
  • transfer to city center

Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Dubrovnik & Wine tasting, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik
Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets and history of UNESCO's gem enriched with wine presentation and tasting.

Your personal guide will reveal to You secrets and history of UNESCO's gem. Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in "Ragusa" looked like.

During this tour, You will understand the privileges the citizens of this magnificent city enjoyed.  Following the tour, you will continue on to wine tasting with snacks at one of the finest Wine bars in Dubrovnik.

This is the end of our services.


Highlights:
  • Old Town of Dubrovnik
  • Museums
  • Personal guide
  • Transfers with Mercedes E Class car
  • Wine tasting
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Tickets to preferred museums
  • Wine tasting
  • One way transfer to city center

Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Dubrovnik & Game of thrones, full day, from Dubrovnik

You will meet Your personal English-speaking driver and guide at the harbor of Dubrovnik for Your transfer   to Arboretum botanical garden – first stop of filming locations

On this tour, You will see the Dubrovnik locations used in the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. You will climb the city walls, picturing the bloody battles from the TV series, and visit Lovrijenac Fortress to learn about the evil exploits of King Joffrey. Follow in the footsteps of Arya Stark and hear insider gossip galore about the popular series. See the sights of King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.

Your day will start with visiting the Arboretum early in the morning.  This magical botanical garden doubles up as the beautiful gardens of King’s landing and is one of the major filming locations of the Game of Thrones TV show. These are the gardens where main protagonists weave their plots and exchange secrets at King's Landing.

Next step is return to the city, on Pile gate for tour of the city. Several scenes have been filmed at Pile Bay.  The base of Minceta Tower was used as the exterior of House of Undying in the town of Qarth. It is the place where Daenerys Targaryen walks around trying to find the entrance into the House of Undying looking for her stolen dragons in season two.

Fort Lovrijenac doubles as the Red Keep in King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Lots of the scenes are filmed at this Fort including the tournament thrown in honor of King Joffrey’s name day in season two.  

After visiting Lovrijenac fortress and city tour (including the walls) You will continue towards Lokrum with a public boat. The Game of Thrones production team used the island of Lokrum as a stand-in for the city of Qarth near the Jade Sea, which is visited by Daenerys Targaryen in season two.



Highlights:
  • Become part of Game of Thrones series
  • Personal guide
  • Pile
  • Arboretum
  • Lokrum Island
Tour Duration: full day
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Transfers
  • Private guide
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Dubrovnik pick up, Peljesac wine & oyster story, 5 hours

Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to Ston. Your private tour will include exploring beautiful Peljesac peninsula with Oysters and Wine tasting.

Today You will embark on private, gourmand tour that will take You to Peljesac peninsula, a place that is famous worldwide for its red wines and oysters. This area is You will known for two things; the longest European city walls that are still standing and old salt works. Your tour will start with drive along the coast to the small town called Ston.

After short walking tour through narrow streets of Ston, You will continue on to village Ponikve where You will visit local wine producer. Following wine tasting and introducing with wine production in this area, You will continue driving back to Mali Ston. There You will embark on the small boat for a short sailing on the bay. You will sail to the oyster beds where You will taste oysters, mussels and local wine grape of the board of the boat
This is end of the tour. Return to your cruiser.


Return to Dubrovnik. This is the end of our services. 
Highlights:

  • Ston tour
  • Dubrovnik sightseeing
  • Wine and oyster tasting
  • Personal guide
  • Transfers with Mercedes E Class car
Tour Duration: up to 5h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Wine, oysters and mussels tasting
  • Round transfers
  • Private guide
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Tickets for museums
Dubrovnik pick up, Kayak safari tour, 4 hours
Your personal English-speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.

Your day will start with a unique experience that will allow You to actively enjoy and explore the natural beauty of the Dalmatian coast. Traveling by kayak gives You an intimate and more private insight of this UNESCO gem.  This private tour starts with a transfer to Banje beach. Upon arrival Your guide will teach You how to use the paddles. As soon as you feel ready You will start paddling in the direction of the old harbor and the Old Town city walls.

The next route is around the island of Lokrum where You will have a short stop in a cave on the island.  There You will have a 1-hour break from the paddling for some sightseeing on your own, swimming, hiking on the island or snorkeling. After that You will continue back to the coast and Banje beach.

Return to Your Cruiser in Dubrovnik. This is the end of our services.


Highlights:
  • Kayaking tour with beautiful scenery
  • Personal guide
Tour Duration: up to 4h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Kayaks
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Dubrovnik pick up, Dubrovnik and silk experience, 5 hours
Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor for private transfer to a city center. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it.

Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in "Ragusa" looked like. During this tour, You will understand the privileges the citizens of this magnificent city enjoyed.
They had one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe dating back to the 14.ct, fountain with fresh water from one of the first water supply system and a developed care system for the old and poor citizens. Dubrovnik is over a thousand-year-old. It’s history is visible in every part of this city. Dubrovnik is on UNESCO's list of cultural heritages and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean

After You sightseeing of Dubrovnik You will meet Your professional personal driver for unique experience. Today You will enjoy in demonstration of how silk is made (including traditional cake). You will be transferred to little village called Gruda where You will meet a wonderful person which does her best to save the heritage in Tailoring and Silk making of Dubrovnik. Demonstration of how silk is made and cake (included)



Highlights:
  • Personal driver
  • Personal silk demonstration
  • Cake 
Tour Duration: up to 6h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Personal guide
  • Cake and personal demonstration
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Tickets
  • Lunch
Dubrovnik pick up, Car&driver on disposal, 6 hours
Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will have car and driver at Your disposal for 6h. We suggest You to visit Cavtat, Konavle or Ston


Highlights:
  • Personal driver
  • Flexible tour
  • Mercedes  E class or Mercedes Viano
Tour Duration: up to 6h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Personal driver
Not Included:
  • Tips
Buggy tour and sightseing of Dubrovnik

You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Dubrovnik harbor for Your transfer to city center. There You will meet with Your private guide for Your sightseeing tour
Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in "Ragusa" looked like. Dubrovnik is over a thousand-year-old. Its history is visible in every part of this city. Dubrovnik is on UNESCO's list of cultural heritages and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean.

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.

Prepare to be amazed by the spectacular views and wilderness just 5 minutes from the Old town of Dubrovnik. After the tour introduction, start Your engines and get off the beaten track in our 2-seater buggies. You will have the opportunity to see parts of Dubrovnik’s surroundings rarely seen by its visitors. In this 1-hour expedition You will have the opportunity to explore the Imperial Fortress, the War museum or simply enjoy the views of Dubrovnik on the terrace of one the most amazing belvederes in Croatia.


Highlights:

  • unique sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • cable car 
  • buggy ride experience 
Tour Duration: up to 4h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Cable car round transfers
  • Buggy ride
  • Tickets for cable card
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Tickets for the museums
 

Dubrovnik tour and Coral factory

Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets and history of UNESCO's gem enriched with the visit to the Clara coral shop and manufacture.

Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik with Your personal guide. Your sightseeing tour will begin with exploring the main street in Dubrovnik - Stradun (Placa).

You will visit some of the most famous landmarks of Dubrovnik. As a break, You will stop in “Clara Stones” workshop, wonderful jewelry shop where You will have a private demonstration of how jewelers make beautiful jewelry from a rude coral; and please, feel free to try making something Yourself!

This is the end of our services.



Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Demonstration of coral jewelry production 
  • Transfer to city center
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Demonstration of coral jewelry production
  • Transfer to city center
  • Tickets to preferred museums
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
 

Dubrovnik tour with emphasis on Jewish Heritage
Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the Dubrovnik Harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. You will be transferred to city center for Your sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Your personal, professional guide will reveal You secrets, history of UNESCO's gem and Jewish heritage.

Today You will embark on a journey to the past of Dubrovnik. Let Yourself be taken back to the past and get an insight of what the daily life in "Ragusa" looked like. During this tour You will understand the privileges the citizens of this magnificent city enjoyed. They had one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe dating back to the 14.ct, fountain with fresh water from one of the first water supply system and a developed care system for the old and poor citizens.

This is the end of our services.



Highlights:
  • unique sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • transfer to city center
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • tickets for the museums (Art Galley Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik city walls, Dulcic-Masle-Pulitika Gallery, Marin Drzic House, Maritime museum, Natural History Museum, Rector’s Palace and Rupe Ethnographic Museum)
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips

 
Dubrovnik Cooking class
Your personal English speaking driver will be waiting for You at the harbor. He will be holding a sign with Your name on it. This tour will take You to the home of local family in Konavle where You will learn the history and tradition of the region through cooking class.

After scenic drive from Dubrovnik we reach Konavle, Your hosts will welcome You with traditional liqueurs and figs made in their own production. Next, they will show You through their beautiful property and the garden. Here You will pick up traditional vegetables and fruits. Obtaining the necessary ingredients for preparing the traditional meals, dishes and refreshments cooking class becomes a very fun journey. The class will end with a tasteful traditional meal in which You will all enjoy together like a traditional family.

Upon interesting culinary experience Your tour continues to visit of famous Sokol Tower, the most impressive medieval remains in the Dubrovnik area, which offers an impressive view of the magnificent landscapes of Konavle in their full beauty.

Return to Dubrovnik.

Highlights:
  • Unique gastronomy experience 
  • Off the beaten track 
  • Local way of life
Tour Duration: up to 5h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • traditional lunch and entrance for Sokol Tower
  • guided culinary and history tour
  • Round transfers
Not Included:
  • Tips
 

* Please let us know: if You have any food dislikes or allergies  





 
Magic gastro and history experience in Dubrovnik
Let yourself be taken on a magical ride where the history, culture and main town attractions of this UNESCO protected gem will be highlighted. The tour will take you to five different points, all with the purpose of illustrating local traditions and typical regional ingredients and contemporary views of historical specialties.
During this gastronomy journey, you will get to know the most famous sites of Dubrovnik, beginning with some basic info on the city, followed by visits to the mentioned monuments and restaurants along the way. In the coastal regions of Croatia, the cuisine has a Mediterranean flavor, with lots of olive oil used in the preparation of fish and seafood. For meat lovers there are all kinds of meat baked under a baking lid - peka. Discover different regions of south Croatia by tasting corresponding signature wines.

Highlights:
  • Unique gastro sightseeing experience 
  • Private guide
  • Local food 
Tour Duration: up to 3-4h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • private guide
  • drinks and food consumption in 5 restaurants
  • transfer from Gruz harbor to town center
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Return transfer

Dubrovnik: Cooking Class in the Konavle Valley - 6 hours
Journey to the heart of the Konavle Valley accompanied by your private guide and driver. Situated just inside the hinterlands near Dubrovnik, this area is known for its carefully-preserved folk customs, rich national costumes and cuisine.

On arrival in one of the typical villages of the region, receive a warm welcome from your host who chats to you about local life in the area while you try some homemade liquors and pastries. Your host shows you how to prepare delicious homemade bread before you head out into the garden in order to collect the necessary ingredients for your cooking class. You even have the opportunity to milk a goat in order to have fresh milk and cheese for your selected dish.

Afterwards, enjoy the fruits of your labour as you tuck in to the meal you have helped prepare all together before returning to your cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Discover the rural traditions of the Dalmatian  countryside
  • Learn the secrets of the delicious local cuisine with a private cooking class
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide throughout (6 hours)
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/06/2021 05/06/2021
Corfu

Corfu 05/07/2021

Spend the entire day on the romantic island of Corfu, resplendent with charming pastel town houses and pristine white beaches. Our included tour takes us on a drive to Kanoni, where we will make a photo stop to view tiny Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Following the coastline through Garitsa Bay, you will reach the UNESCO Site of the Old Town. See the fabled Esplanade, one of Europe's largest public squares, and the Liston Promenade, once exclusively reserved for the local aristocracy.,

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 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
05/07/2021 05/07/2021
Kanoni

Kanoni 05/07/2021

Spend the entire day on the romantic island of Corfu, resplendent with charming pastel town houses and pristine white beaches. Our included tour takes us on a drive to Kanoni, where we will make a photo stop to view tiny Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Following the coastline through Garitsa Bay, you will reach the UNESCO Site of the Old Town. See the fabled Esplanade, one of Europe's largest public squares, and the Liston Promenade, once exclusively reserved for the local aristocracy.,
05/07/2021 05/07/2021
Strait of Messina

Strait of Messina 05/08/2021

According to the ancient Greeks who lived by these waters more than 2,500 years ago, the legendary Scylla and Charybdis lay hidden beneath the turquoise surface in the depths of the Strait of Messina. Tonight, dine on freshly prepared cuisine that connects you to the flavors of Italy as we sail toward Rome.,
05/08/2021 05/08/2021
Naples

Naples 05/09/2021

In Naples, your choice of excursions abounds. Take in magnificent examples of Greek and Roman architecture and the Piazza del Plebiscito, the grandest public square in the city, facing the former Royal Palace of the King of Naples. Optionally, also explore Herculaneum, Italy's "other" Pompeii, drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, or take a trip to the summit of Vesuvius. In your spare time, sample a hot espresso, a slice of pizza (the world's first pizzeria opened here in 1830), or a locally made limoncello.,

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!

Naples - Full Day to Capri - 8 hours
Climb aboard the hydrofoil at Naples Port for a full day of fun 'alla Caprese' and discover what keeps the jet set coming back to the enchanted Isle of Capri, from 1st C Emperor Caesar Augustus to 20th C fashion icon Jackie O...
Your trip begins at the Port of Naples - one of the Mediterranean's busiest seaports and the jumping off point for the hydrofoil to Capri. During the roughly 45-minute crossing, your guide will regale you with stories of the people, places and history that have made this four-mile block of limestone so legendary. Once on the island, visit Marina Grande, the main port and a seaside gem with a jumble of multicolored traditional houses, terraced slopes bursting with Mediterranean blooms and jaw-dropping mountains rising up behind. The tour continues by funicular railway to Capri Town. Perched on the saddleback between the island's main mountains, this is where the see-and-be-seen set sips Bellinis on La Piazzetta and high fashion boutiques and artisan workshops line the narrow, elegant streets. And finally, we take a taxi over the gentle slopes of Monte Solaro to Ana Capri, the island's "second city" perched on a verdant plateau. Despite its popularity, Ana Capri still retains its original charms, with cobblers and embroiderers peddling their wares and bougainvillea draping the characteristic whitewashed houses that show its Moorish influence. One highlight of this end of the island is Villa San Michele. Built at the turn of the 20th century by Swedish physician, nature lover and Renaissance man Axel Munthe, we'll visit its lush gardens, charming museum and quaint chapel. More adventurous types might enjoy a chairlift ride up to the summit of Monte Solaro for 360-degree views of this inimitable landscape, before returning to Marina Grande for the hydrofoil.
(Tour duration: 8 hours)

Highlights:
  • Enjoy a ride on the hydrofoil to Capri where your guide will introduce you to the Sorrentina Peninsula, Bay of Naples and the beautiful island of Capri.
  • Explore Capri Town and all the charming town has to offer.
  • Taxi up to the higher level town of Ana Capri and visit the surrounding vineyards, and olive trees in the area.
  • If you are feeling adventurous enjoy the amazing view from the chairlift ride to the summit of Monte Solaro-the highest point on the island.
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Transportation on Capri Island
  • Guide at disposal for 8 hours
  • Hydrofoil tickets
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.
Naples - VIP Capri Day - 8 hours

What's the best way to experience the Isle of Capri? From the water of course. Join your captain to cruise on a private motorboat across the Bay of Naples to what just might be the world's favorite island...
Join our driver for the quick trip to Borgo Marinaro Port, where you'll meet your English-speaking captain and board your private motorboat for the crossing to Capri. Leaving the cityscape of Naples and the citrus groves of the Sorrento Peninsula behind, the Gulf of Naples opens up before you and Capri beckons with its myriad charms. Circling this 4-mile-long block of limestone is a quick trip, leaving plenty of time to get up close and personal with some of Capri's most legendary sights, like the Bagni di Tiberio where the 1st century Roman Emperor used to swim; Lo Scoglio delle Sirene, the siren's rocks where legend has it Odysseus faced his greatest temptation and the storied Faraglioni, three staggering rock formations jutting out of the Tyrrhenian sea. Your captain is more than happy to customize the cruise to suit your needs - stop at a seaside restaurant for some fresh-off-the-hook seafood, take a dip in a secluded cove accessible only by boat (don't forget the swimsuits!) or make landfall to see and be seen with the rest of the jet set. You might want to check out Capri Town with its swank boutiques, AnaCapri with its artisanal workshops and Marina Grande with the boats bobbing in its harbor before returning to the boat and heading back to Naples.
(Tour duration: 8 hours)
 
Highlights:

  • Take your private motorboat with English speaking Captain across the Bay of Naples while enjoying the city of Naples and Sorrentina Peninsula.
  • Enjoy refreshments on board and if desired a swim in the clear blue waters.
  • Enjoy time at leisure to enjoy Marina Grande, Capri Town and Ana Capri before heading back to Naples by boat.
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Private Yacht experience with captain at disposal for 8 hours
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Naples - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Today's tour is your chance to experience Naples like a Napolitano. Discover its hidden charms, its iconic sights and its signature lust for life with our expert guide who is proud to call City of the Sun her home...
To spend the day in Naples is to experience authentic Italy, warts and all. Thanks to your expert local guide, nothing - not even the city's notorious traffic - stands between you and its vast and varied treasures. Soak up the local culture in areas less frequented by tourists, stroll along the bay on the Lungomare and take in the iconic sights of the historical center. A product of conquest by some of the world's greatest civilizations, Naples is a many-layered metropolis that unfolds like a history lesson. The majestic Duomo, for example, originated as a Greek temple, went from a 4th-century chapel to a Gothic church, and then received a new neo-Gothic façade at the turn of the 20th century. Tales of transformation like these, along with insider insight into the best shopping streets, traditional trattorias and people-watching positions, will make your full-day experience of Naples as vibrant and varied as the city itself. 
(Tour duration: 8 hours)

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the main tourist attractions as well as the hidden gems of the city.
  • Enjoy a local guide who shows you the city in an exciting and interesting way.
  • Naples is known for their superb shopping that is usually cheaper than the same stores in other areas of the country.
Tour Duration: 8 hours.
Tour can operate: Morning.
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire.
Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Inclusions:
  • A driver to take you to and from the port.
  • Tour guide for the entire duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

Naples and Pompeii - 8 hours
Added value:
  • Introduction to the history of Naples and Ancient city of Pompeii
  • Free time for shopping in Napes
  • Lunch to be reserved at original Naples pizzeria

Tour duration: 8 hours
Semi wheelchair accessible
Physical activity:  moderate

Included:
  • Private deluxe sedan or van for the day
  • English speaking guide for Naples and Pompeii
  • Clients are picked up and dropped off at the Port
Not included: meals
Naples: Food Tour of Naples - 4 hours
Along with your expert guide, head into the heart of the historic centre of Naples and explore one of Naples’ best food markets. Your guide will lead you through the market stalls and shops, where you can sample some of the delicious local specialties. Continue along the alleys of the historic city centre to discover the most picturesque corners of Naples. Sites include the Greek ruins of Bellini square, the street of music (San Biagio dei Librai), San Gregorio Armeno street (famous for shops selling nativity scenes), Decumani and old churches decorated in Rococo style.
Stop for a wine tasting in one of the most famous wine shops in the city before the highlight of your tour: lunch in one of the world’s oldest pizzerias! Naples is the birthplace of the pizza. The Naples pizza margherita features a soft yet satisfyingly chewy base, all puffed up and charred at the edges, the merest smear of tomato sauce, the odd dot of mozzarella and a few basil leaves. Not to be missed is the pizza fritta - the original pizza and unique to Naples - a deep fried pizza filled with ricotta cheese. Heaven on a plate!

Highlights:
  • Sample some delicious specialities at one of Naples' best food markets
  • Visit one of the world's oldest pizzerias for lunch
Tour Duration: 4 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 (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes
•    Wine tasting and pizza

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Naples: The City of Naples - 8 hours
Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe, covering 4,200 acres and enclosing 27 centuries of history. One of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world with Bronze Age Greek settlements dating back to the second millennium BC, the area was re-founded as Neápolis (‘new city’) in the sixth century BC, becoming a lynchpin of Magna Graecia and playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society.

Explore Naples today with your expert guide. Highlights include the Spaccanapoli district, the magnificent Duomo cathedral, the Cappella Sansevero with its virtuosic sculptural masterpiece the Cristo Velato, as well as lesser-known gems such as the San Giovanni a Carbonara. Today’s tour encompasses artistic-historic treasures and plenty of local colour. Along the way, enjoy a bite of Naples’ famous street food ‘frittura’, a sinfully delicious mix of deep fried aubergines (eggplant), zucchini, mozzarella, arancini (rice croquettes), cauliflower, or potato croquettes.
Continue your sightseeing tour in the historic centre of Naples. Visit the Castel Nuovo, the imposing medieval structure built by the Angevins to defend the city. You may also wish to visit the adjoining Palazzo Reale (The Royal Palace Museum and Royal apartments), built in the 17th century. The magnificently decorated halls and rooms contain the original Bourbon furnishings, paintings, statues and porcelain. Enjoy a panoramic drive to reach the magnificent Carthusian Monastery, the Certosa di San Martino situated on Vomero Hill, where you may visit the luxuriously decorated Baroque Style church.

Highlights:
  • Try Naples' famous street food as your guide shows you the historic sights of Italy
  • Visit the medieval Castel Nuovo, whose magnificently decorated rooms contain original Bourbon furnishings, paintings and statues
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert local guide (8 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Naples: Historic Pompeii & Vesuvius - 9 hours
Travel outside Naples today for an excursion to Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, enjoy a walking tour of this once opulent town. The extensive and varied ruins of Pompeii now provide us with a rich history of life at the time of the Roman Empire. Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 BC, this dugout treasure represents an amazing day trip for children and adults alike. On view are temples, forums, amphitheatres, a brothel and the casts of those killed by the falling ash and pumice stone.
Mount Vesuvius – 1281 meters high – was brought into volcanological history after the eruption of 79 BC, when it destroyed the towns and thousands of residents of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum. Climb till the summit of the ‘mount’ this afternoon with your guide and admire the splendid views across the Bay of Naples. Lose yourself admiring its slopes, once covered with vineyards and woods that nowadays provide a spectacular backdrop for the bustling town below.

Highlights:
  • The ruins of Pompeii provide an unparalleled window into life during the Roman Empire
  • Climb to the summit of Mount Vesuvius to admire views across the Bay of Naples
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert local guide (8 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
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Rome (Civitavecchia)

Rome (Civitavecchia) 05/10/2021

Uncover more ancient treasures of Rome and its surroundings today. Join an excursion that features the city's major highlights, plus St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, or Piazza Navona. Discover the hidden gems of the city along the Tiber River. Alternately, visit Tarquinia's Etruscan necropolis or the excavated town of Ostia.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low 

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

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

Inclusions:
  • Deluxe car or van and private English speaking guide for the day
  • Entrance tickets
  • Clients are picked up and dropped off at the Port
Exclusions:
  • Meals not included
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
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Florence/Pisa (Livorno)

Florence/Pisa (Livorno) 05/11/2021

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica di Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Livorno - Lucca - The Medieval Walled Towns in Tuscany - 5 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights:

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

Inclusions: 
  • Including English Speaking Sedan Car/Driver for the Duration (5 hours)
  • Local Expert Guide in Lucca for 3 hours
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Pisa and Lucca - 8 hours

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

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

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

Enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of Lucca's Restaurants before meeting your local expert guide for a walking tour of the highlights of Lucca. This tour will include the famous Via San Paolino, the statue of Giacomo Puccini (whilst we discuss this statue you will also learn about the life and works of Giacomo Puccini and his links to Lucca), you will visit the Piazza San Michele, the Cathedral of S. Martino whose exterior itself is a perfect introduction to its history and the picturesque setting of Piazza Napoleone.
Once we are in Piazza Napoleone we should also see Palazzo Ducale as they should be seen together since the former became the backdrop for the  place when it was totally modelled for Elisa Baciocchi in 1806. Passing also the famous Torre Giunigi and the Amfitheatre which was built outside the walls during the II century A.D the history and stories throughout the years here is amazing, the famous walls of the historical centre of Lucca, (the walls alongwith the view of the Guinigi Tower is the most astounding site the city has to offer) and the Church of S. Frediano whose apse stands majestically and is seen from the walls. The Church of S. Frediano which we will visit inside and out is the work of more than one century and it is considered to be one of the most interesting products of Romanesque architecture in Lucca.
(Tour duration: 8 hours - Guided tour in Lucca: 3 hours)
 
Highlights:

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

Inclusions: 
  • Including Driver for the Duration (8 hours)
  • Local Expert Guide in Lucca for 3 hours
  • Unless it is a last minute request, pre-arranged entrances to the Leaning Tower of Pisa are included
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno - Florence and Pisa - 9 hours

Today's tour takes you to two of Tuscany's greatest treasures: first the cradle of the Renaissance and Tuscan capital Florence and then the port town of Pisa with its miracle tower and 'jewel box' baptistery...
Meet our expert driver and proud local at Livorno Port for a drive along the mighty Arno River to the Tuscan capital city of Florence, enjoying his tales of the city's fascinating past along the way. Once within the city limits, get the lay of the land in a brief introductory tour from the car, pointing out highlights like the historical center and the Ponte Vecchio, the 'Oltrarno' (or left bank) with its artisanal workshops and the best areas for shopping and eating. Enjoy leisure time exploring the city on your own, marveling at its artistic and architectural treasures like Brunelleschi's cupola and Michelangelo's David, and stopping off at a traditional trattoria for some traditional Tuscan food and wine (ask your driver to recommend a spot!). After lunch, head back toward the coast for an afternoon in pretty Pisa. You'll have time at leisure to explore the iconic sights of the Piazza dei Miracoli: from the leaning tower with its gravity-defying tilt to Italy's largest baptistery, and from the 11th-century Duomo to the monumental cemetery of Campo Santo, before returning to Livorno.
(Tour duration: 9 hours - Entrances to the Leaning Tower)

Highlights:

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

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

Livorno - Siena and San Gimignano - 10 hours

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Highlights:

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

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

Livorno - The Hill Towns of Tuscany - 9 hours

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

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

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

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


Highlights:

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

Total Tour Duration: 9 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions: 

  • English Speaking Driver/Guide at disposal for the Day
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Livorno -The Cinque Terre - 9 hours

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

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

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

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


Highlights:

  • Pass through the famous Chianti Region and enjoy the entire area and the many towns themselves.
Total Tour Duration: 9 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Medium

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Lucca (3 hours)
  • Bicycle rental
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Day in Florence - 8 hours
Full day in Florence with a visit to the famous Academia museum for the David and time for shopping.

Highlights:
  • Introduction of basic history of Florence and visit of the David
  • See the famous Ponte Vecchio.
  • Leisure time for shopping at the famous leather and jewelry stores.
Tour duration: 8 hours
Tour is wheelchair is accessible
Physical activity: Moderate with fair amount of walking

Inclusions:
  • Private deluxe sedan or van 
  • Private English speaking guide 
  • Admission to view the David
  • Clients are picked up and dropped off at the Port 
Exclusions:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Pisa and Lucca - 8 hours
Full day to Pisa and Lucca with visit of the Tower and famous walls of Lucca.

Added Value
-Introduction to history of Pisa and Lucca
-See the famous Tower of Pisa
-Time for shopping in Lucca
 

Tour duration: 8 hours
Tour is semi wheelchair accessible
Physical activity: moderate with a fair amount of walking

Included :
  • Private deluxe sedan or van and private English speaking guide in Lucca
  • Clients are picked up and dropped off at the Port

Not included: meals
Livorno: Chianti Countryside & Wine Tasting - 8 hours

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

Highlights:

Casanova Winery
San Gimignano

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

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

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

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

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

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

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

Monte Carlo 05/12/2021

Enjoy a full day in Monaco, the playground for the rich and famous, as well as the gateway to the beautiful South of France. Visit medieval Monaco, stopping at the Prince's Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the burial site of the royal family, including American actress Grace Kelly. You will have time to step inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the most prestigious and celebrated gambling mecca on Earth. As an option, venture out of town to the legendary perfumeries in Grasse, or stroll along the English promenade in glamorous Nice.,

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’Azur – 8 hours
Spend a day exploring the principality of Monte Carlo and the mountains and coast that surround it. Start with a drive along the famous Corniche road to Eze, a medieval village perched dramatically on the clifftop, 1,400 feet above the Mediterranean Sea and affording splendid panoramic views along the coast. Learn more about Eze and you wander through narrow winding streets, hidden courtyards, archways and tiny boutiques.

Afterwards, drop back down to sea level and the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to walk around the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, set in stunning private gardens. Béatrice de Rothschild commissioned the villa and filled it with a breath-taking collection of porcelain, artwork and furniture during her life. After your tour you will be privately transferred back to your cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Take in panoramic views of the Riviera from the medieval clifftop village of Eze
  • Admire the breath-taking private gardens and porcelain collection at the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

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
05/12/2021 05/12/2021
Provence (Marseille)

Provence (Marseille) 05/13/2021

Visit Marseille, France's oldest city, rich in timeless treasures. Discover its atmospheric Old Port, overseen by two 17th-century fortresses. The picturesque quay was built on the order of Louis XII and Louis XIII and is one of the world's most romantic walks. As you explore, take in the beauty of its natural harbor, dotted with elegant yachts. Marvel at the church of Notre Dame de la Garde and Palais Longchamp, or venture to Aix-en-Provence with its tree-shaded squares and wide boulevards.,

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

 
05/13/2021 05/13/2021
Barcelona

Barcelona 05/14/2021

Soak up the charm of sunny Barcelona, the Catalonian capital of culture. Stroll along Las Ramblas, take in the architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí or explore the myriad side streets of the ancient Gothic Quarter. Take an included tour today, or opt for one of the many optional shore excursions we offer.,

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 

Included: 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 Port

Included: 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 Port
 

Included: 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: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Visit the Park Güell inside, the gothic and Jewish quarters, the cathedral and the old Synagogue inside, the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family).
 
8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port

 

Included: 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. 

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: 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

Included: 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: 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

Included: 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 

Included: 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 

 

Included: 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

Included: 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 Port

 

Included: Transportation by Bike in the city center; 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 & Market)

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 Port


Included: 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.

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

 

Included: 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.


 
Barcelona: Tour of the 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).   

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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

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

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

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

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 

Included: 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: 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 on to Parc Guell, a beautiful municipal garden with a superb panoramic view over the city; the focal point is a colourful sea-serpent-shaped central terrace. Visit the gatehouse where Gaudi lived during his later years which is now a museum dedicated to him. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.

Highlights:
  • Visit the impressive, but still unfinished Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of the Catalan architect
  • Wander through Parc Guell, the UNESCO World Heritage Site considered Gaudi's most colourful creation

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Parc Guell is not recommended for people with mobility issues and is inaccessible for wheelchair users. 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 full-day tour with a visit to 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! 

Next, visit Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi's most colourful creations.  Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi's Casa Batlló and Casa Mila from the outside, 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.  Here you will 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:
  • Walk the labyrinthine alleys of the medieval Gothic Quarter to find architectural gems like the Church of Santa Maria del Mar
  • Admire the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum, where some of the artist's earliest works are housed

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Discover the best of Barcelona as you visit the Columbus Monument, Port Vell, and the Arc de Triomf, among the many monumental sights you will see. Other scenic highlights include the Olympic Port, built for the 1992 Olympic Games, and the Passeig de Gràcia, a gracious boulevard renowned for its architecture, including stunning works by Gaudí.,

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 

Included: 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 Port

Included: 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 Port
 

Included: 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: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Visit the Park Güell inside, the gothic and Jewish quarters, the cathedral and the old Synagogue inside, the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family).
 
8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port

 

Included: 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. 

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: 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

Included: 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: 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

Included: 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 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & apperitifs.