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Barcelona/Athens (Piraeus)
14-night Mediterranean Antiquities Cruise
January 6, 2021
Viking Cruises: Viking Sea
Barcelona/Athens (Piraeus)
Vacation Offer ID 1337267
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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

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
Barcelona

Barcelona 01/06/2021

Step onboard your ship to begin your journey. Your overnight stay allows time to discover Barcelona on your own. Enjoy an evening stroll down the city's celebrated Las Ramblas boulevard. Admire the architecture of native son Antoni 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.

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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Awake in Barcelona and further explore the Catalonian capital. Start on Las Ramblas, the mile-long leafy pedestrian boulevard. Or, take a turn through the myriad side streets of the Gothic Quarter, where the ancient and the modern sit side by side, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Or, head to the Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Or, opt for one of the many optional tours.,

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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At Sea

At Sea 01/08/2021

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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Provence (Marseille)

Provence (Marseille) 01/09/2021

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

 
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Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo 01/10/2021

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
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Florence/Pisa (Livorno)

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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Florence/Pisa (Livorno)

Florence/Pisa (Livorno) 01/12/2021

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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Rome (Civitavecchia)

Rome (Civitavecchia) 01/13/2021

Explore the "Eternal City" today with a local guide. Marvel at the magnificent Colosseum, where gladiators once battled; the historic Roman Forum, gathering place and political center of the ancients; and Vatican City. You might also choose one of our fascinating tours that highlights Rome's treasures. 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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Naples

Naples 01/14/2021

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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Messina, Sicily
01/15/2021 01/15/2021
At Sea
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Soudha Bay (Chania)

Soudha Bay (Chania) 01/17/2021

Visit the quaint Greek port of Katakolon, huddled around a pretty little harbor dotted with colorful fishing boats. During your visit, venture into the fertile valleys of the western Peloponnese to the legendary city of Olympia, the classical birthplace of the modern-day Olympic Games on the slopes of Mt. Kronos. Walk among the ancient city's ancient ruins with an expert guide and historian, admiring the remains of temples, the Palaestra, or wrestling school, and the Gymnasium. You will gain insight into the very first Olympic Games at the fascinating museum.,
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Kusadasi (Ephesus)

Kusadasi (Ephesus) 01/18/2021

Disembark today in Souda Bay, an important port since antiquity because of its natural harbor and location along Mediterranean trade routes. Visit the remnants of the once-grand Palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan kingdom that ruled over the island of Crete from approximately 2600 to 1100 BC. Or, tour an olive oil factory and winery to learn how these ancient Cretan traditions have been influenced by modern production techniques. Alternately, see the influences of former rulers such as the Venetians and Ottomans during a walking tour of Chania's Old Town.,

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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Athens (Piraeus)

Athens (Piraeus) 01/19/2021

Today, you will have the opportunity to journey into ancient Athens via a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano as you enter the city's heart. There, you will see the Hellenic Parliament, Constitution Square, Panathenaic Stadium, 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 Site; climb 80 steps to the entrance and glimpse 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
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Athens

Athens 01/19/2021

Today, you will have the opportunity to journey into ancient Athens via a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano as you enter the city's heart. There, you will see the Hellenic Parliament, Constitution Square, Panathenaic Stadium, 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 Site; climb 80 steps to the entrance and glimpse 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 - The Acropolis & a walking tour of the Plaka w/lunch - Full 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 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.

Enjoy a walking tour the wonderful alleys of the Plaka area.  Following the Ermou Street, the most famous shopping street which begins in the Syntagma square, and going down south, you will arrive in the neighbourhood of Plaka.

The neighborhood is an historic center, full of beautiful buildings, Byzantine churches, little touristy shops, cafe, bars and taverns (Greek restaurants). One will surely enjoy walking around in the small streets of Plaka Monastiraki - As you near the point where Adrianou and Ayiou Philippou Streets meet, you will have the impression that you are entering a melting pot of sound; all kinds of music can be heard simultaneously from the loud-speakers of record shops and street-vendors selling second-hand records. Shopping or simply walking around in Monastiraki is an experience not to be missed. You will be amazed by the variety and the quality of the things sold in this busy market.

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

Athens - Helicopter Tour of Athens & Cape Sounion - Half Day tour
Upon disembarkation from the cruise ship you will be met by your English-speaking guide for your transfer to the helipad of Athens airport. We commence our flight with an overview of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, situated in the Athens suburb of Marousi, where the centrepiece of the summer Olympic Games in 2004 took place. The Complex includes the Olympic Stadium, which magnificently hosted the Opening and Closing ceremonies, track and field events and soccer’s gold medal match, the Olympic Indoor Hall, where the finals of basketball were held, the Olympic Aquatic Center, Olympic Tennis Center and the Olympic Velodrome.

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city; where you will see the center of the city, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament and the National Library. The overview of Herod Atticus street, the Presidential Palace, the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. We then continue along the coast, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.

On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore namely Aegina. Thereafter we will return to the Athens Airport and transfer back to the ship. 

Flight duration (not including roundtrip transfers): 1.5 hours Maximum number of passengers onboard the helicopter: 4
Argolis – Mycenean & Epidavros Adventure w/lunch - 9 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 this exiting tour with a scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea to the Ionian Sea After a short stop we drive on to Mycenae, the Homeric city of the Atreides. Visit the Lions Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the famous Royal Tombs of King Agamemnon. Continue to Nafplion through the fertile plain of Argolis. The picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress was the first capital of Greece. After lunch in Mycenae, leave for in the hinterland of Epidavros to visit the sanctuary of Asklepios, the most brilliant centre of healing in the ancient world and the 4th century theatre is one of the most perfect and the best preserved of the ancient Greek theatres.

Duration: approx: 9 hours


Notes:
• Sun protection is recommended
• Comfortable non-slip shoes for uneven cobble or marble streets/steps is recommended
• Bottle of water - recommended
Argolis Experience - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Corinth Canal
  • Mycenae
  • Nauplion
  • Epidauros
Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short stop).  Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides -the city «rich in gold» of the ancient poets. Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs etc. Depart for Nauplion through the fertile plain of Argolis. This picturesque town is nestled at the foot of a cliff. Off to Epidauros to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidauros with Corinth. Lunch in Mycenae or in Nauplion (paid locally).
Tour Duration: 7-8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Port of Piraeus (Athens) via Mercedes Viano
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees – 20EUR pp
Athens Discovery (Full Day) - 7 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Acropolis
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Plaka/Monastiraki
  • Kolonaki/Lycabbetus Hill
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
This guided walking tour offers a great way to experience the city of Athens and its important landmarks. 
Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide leave together for the entrance to the Athens Acropolis. Visit the Acropolis and its timeless temples of Parthenon, Erectheion and Athena Nike. You descend to the hill of the Pnyx, the area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly. Then, a short climb up to the Hill of Philopappus brings you to the imposing Roman period funeral monument and extensive views of Athens and Piraeus. On the Acropolis walkway you will pass the Roman period Odeion of Herodes Atticus, which is still used as a summer venue for open-air concerts and theatrical performances, en route to the new Acropolis Museum where you will see the timeless sculptures and art work from the Acropolis. Following your museum visit, you enter the historical Plaka area from the Lysikratis monument side. You will have time for shopping and lunch and then proceed to see the Ancient Agora, Thission , Stoa of Attalus, Hadrian's Library, and the picturesque Tower of the Winds. From the Monastiraki area of Plaka you will go by metro to the posh neighborhood of Kolonaki en route to Lycabettus Hill.  A short funicular ride will transport you to the top of the hill where you will enjoy panoramic views of the city of Athens, the Acropolis and the blue sea. End your tour at Syntagma Square were you will enjoy the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Tour Duration: +/- 7 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy
Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Port of Piraeus (Athens) via Mercedes Viano
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees – 29 EUR pp 
Athens Scavenger Hunt - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
  • Discover Athens in a fun way
  • Learn about contemporary Athens
  • View significant landmarks and sights
  • Visit local shops
  • Enjoy panoramic vistas
  • Savor drinks and snacks that Athenians cherish
  • Interact with locals
The ultimate treasure hunt! Follow the directions, hunt for and solve clues, view fascinating landmarks and lesser-known jewels in a fun way. Interact with locals, learn about our way of life, taste treats and drinks that locals cherish and discover our city in the most exciting way. The objective of the game is to beat other groups of your fellow travelers by gaining more points than them. Points are won by following simple, yet cunning, instructions and solving a number of clues and challenges especially designed for travelers that are new to our city. Be the first team to complete the tasks and you will triumph!

Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers
Athens Walking Discovery (5 hours)
Highlights/Description:
  • Acropolis
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Plaka
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide and head off to the new Acropolis Museum where you will see the timeless sculptures and art work from the Acropolis.  Continue to the entrance to the Athens Acropolis. Visit the Acropolis and its enduring temples of Parthenon, Erectheion and Athena Nike. A short climb up to the Hill of Philopappus brings you to the imposing Roman period funeral monument and extensive views of Athens and Piraeus. You then descend to the hill of the Pnyx, the area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly. You enter the historical Plaka area close to the Thisseion temple, dating back to the 5th century BC, meandering past the ancient Agora with the impressively restored Stoa of Attalus, Hadrian's Library, and the picturesque Tower of the Winds. The route back leads up over the Areopagus, or Hill of Mars, directly below the Acropolis. Here, in 54 AD, Saint Paul preached his Sermon on an unknown God, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. Finally, you pass the Roman period Odeion of Herodes Atticus, which is still used as a summer venue for open-air concerts and theatrical performances.  End your tour at Syntagma Square were you will enjoy the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy
Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Transfers – see Net Price Notes
  • Entrance Fees - approx 23 EUR pp
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Delphi Discovery - 8 hours
Highlights/Description:
Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes, connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus, Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back). Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World - the «Omphalos» (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.  On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in the modern village of Delphi (paid locally), return to Athens by the same route.
Tour Duration: 7-8 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate to Heavy

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
  • Transfers to/from Port of Piraeus (Athens) via Mercedes Viano
Not Included:
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees – 13EUR pp
Flavors of Athens - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
•    Explore the streets of Athens and visit some of the best food stores
•    Sample a selection of sweet and savory local delicacies
•    Enjoy a cup of Greek coffee
•    Visit the city's central food market
•    Learn about the local food culture and gastronomy
•    Private and possible to customize on the way
 
Tantalize your taste buds and gain insights into Greek gastronomy with this delicious private tour. Learn all about the tastes Athenians cherish and sample appetizing local treats. Discover small shops, explore the city's central food market and find out for yourself what the local food culture is really like.

Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Transfers 
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Jewish Tour in Athens - 5 hours
Highlights/Description:
Discover the long history of Greece together with its Jewish community’s history and visit the most important Jewish sites on this private tour.
 
Your tour begins with a visit to the Cathedral at the statue of Archbishop Damaskinos. We will then visit the Athens Jewish Museum to enjoy a guided tour of the museum's collections.
 
Continuing we will descend to the Ancient Agora, where an ancient Synagogue is thought to date from the 3rd century CE. We will continue walking into the heart of the city visiting the flea market at Avissinias Square which is also called "Yousouroum" after an influential Greek Jew.
 
We will continue our visit to the New Holocaust monument and the Beth Shalom Synagogue in the Thission area.
 
You may choose to end your tour with lunch at Gostijo, the only Kosher restaurant in Athens.
 
Tour Duration: 4-5 Hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Applicable taxes
Not Included:
  • Transfers – See Net Price Notes
  • Meals, unless otherwise noted
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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Athens (Piraeus)

Athens (Piraeus) 01/20/2021

Awake in Athens, where you will disembark your ship. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this historic city with our option to extend here.,

Optional Private Excursions

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

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

Duration: Approx. 6 hours

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

Duration: Approx. 6 1/2 hours

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

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

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

This tour is most enchanting at sunset!

Notes:

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

Duration: Approx. 4 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the early evening return to Athens.


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

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

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

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

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

Duration: Approximately 4½ hours

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

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights:
  • Ascend the Acropolis to the Parthenon, one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world
  • Tour the Benaki Museum
Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
    All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours
Meet your guide as you disembark your cruise ship in Piraeus and venture along the scenic coast to Cape Sounion where you visit the ancient ruined Temple of Poseidon. This temple is believed to date from the 5th century BC and was built to honour Poseidon, who ranked second only to Athena herself in terms of power. The Temple enjoys an impressive position, high on the cliffs, and has, over the centuries, been marked by many travellers’ carved signatures, including that of Lord Byron. After touring the site, you return to your cruise ship in Piraeus.

Highlights:
  • Venture along the coast to Cape Sounion to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert A&K local guide (5 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
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Viking Cruises: Viking Sea
Expand your horizons on comfortable, state-of-the-art ships, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way. Whether you seek to expand your palate, your knowledge, or just your circle of friends with like-minded people, Viking's Ocean Vessels are designed with a unique onboard experience in mind, from the serene Wintergarden, perfect for a calming cup of tea; to The Spa, a Nordic sanctuary of wellness; to the Library, carefully curated with books to add to your knowledge. Not to mention inspiring onboard talks that help you understand every destination in depth. All set in tasteful, understated elegance. And all designed to deliver a life-enriching experience that stays with you forever.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2016
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2016
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Norway
Tonnage (GRT)
47,800
Guests (Lowers)
930
Total Guests
930
Passenger Decks
8
Number of Crew
465
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
465
Suites
14
Balconies
465
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible
2
Whether you seek to expand your palate, your knowledge, or your circle of friends, Viking is creating a unique onboard experience to ensure you can explore in comfort. Like enrichment lectures that breathe insight into your destinations, or Privileged Access behind-the-scenes tours of the Hermitage. Plus cooking classes that bring forth the cuisine of your destinations at The Kitchen Table, where you can gather knowledge with like-minded explorers. All in a setting of understated elegance and comfort. Welcome to a different kind of ship, a different kind of journey.
Tipping Policy
It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to the guest's satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the full fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    For guests' convenience, all Viking ships have Internet access, as follows:

    • Ships in Europe, Russia and Ukraine - There is free Wi-Fi available, so you can bring your laptop and get online at any time. Alternatively, each ship has a few computers for guest use; there are desktop machines in Russia and laptops in Europe that guests may use free of charge. Guests who bring laptops to Russia may wish to bring a LAN cable for use in their stateroom; this may work a bit better than the wireless LAN in rural areas along the river.
    • Ships in China - There is an Internet café with desktop stations for guest use, free of charge. There is no onboard wireless network in China or Southeast Asia, so you will not be able to get Internet service on your personal computer while on the ship, although you may be able to do so during hotel stays.
    • Please note - Shipboard service may be unreliable during certain parts of the journey. The Internet connection functions via cellular service or satellite downlink, and there may be times when reception is not possible and/or when the connection is quite slow. For this reason, it is recommended that guests use the internet connection checking and sending email only, and not for downloading large files or watching video online.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Viking reserves the right not to accept passengers who are in an advanced state of pregnancy either upon commencement of or at any time during the river or ocean cruise.

  • Smoking Policy
    All Viking ship interiors, staterooms, and verandas are non-smoking. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area, generally on the sun deck.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Viking will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs. Every meal has vegetarian options on the menu, and chefs are able to prepare low-salt or gluten-free cuisine. Guests requiring special diets, such as diabetic or low-cholesterol meals, must alert Viking Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d’ when on board, and the chefs will make make reasonable efforts to fulfill these requests.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests must report any disability requiring special attention while on their Viking Cruises itinerary to Viking at the time the reservation is made. All vessels and motorcoaches are equipped to European standards. Most transportation services, including the vessels and motorcoaches, are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps. Viking will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor is it responsible for any denial of services by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Viking cannot provide individual assistance to a vacation participant for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motorcoaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well being. The guest assumes the full risk of use and of any prohibitions imposed by vendors. Motorized scooters are not typically suitable on international cruises and cannot be accommodated.

    Guests who have any medical, physical, or other special needs should contact Viking River Cruises directly at 1-877-668-4546 (1-877-66VIKING) with additional questions, and to obtain a copy of Viking's Policy Statement.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library
  • Movie Theater
  • Multi-Level Atrium
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Binoculars
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Slippers
  • Suites
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Live Music
Dining
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and/or Farewell Dinner
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: All Casual
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Spa
  • Whirlpool(s)

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of August 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Explorer Owner's Suite (OS) 16,498
Explorer Owner's Suite
  • Category: OS
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 757, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 757+ sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 97 days prior
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (90 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
  • * Stateroom configuration varies depending upon location on each deck
Explorer Suite (ES1) 12,598
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES1
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 757, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 757+ sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 97 days prior
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (90 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
  • * Stateroom configuration varies depending upon location on each deck
Explorer Suite (ES2) 10,598
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 757, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 757+ sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 97 days prior
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (90 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
  • * Stateroom configuration varies depending upon location on each deck
Explorer Suite (ES3) 9,598
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES3
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 757, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 757+ sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 97 days prior
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (90 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
  • * Stateroom configuration varies depending upon location on each deck
Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1) 7,698
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS1
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 405, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 405 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 87 days prior
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (80 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2) 7,498
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS2
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 405, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 405 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 87 days prior
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (80 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3) 7,298
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS3
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 405, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 405 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 11:00 a.m. priority stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 87 days prior
  • 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (80 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne

Balcony

Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1) 6,598
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV1
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 338, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 338 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 1:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 77 days prior
  • 2 guaranteed priority reservations at each speciality restaurant (70 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2) 6,398
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV2
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 338, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 338 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 1:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 77 days prior
  • 2 guaranteed priority reservations at each speciality restaurant (70 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3) 6,198
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV3
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 338, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 338 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 1:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 77 days prior
  • 2 guaranteed priority reservations at each speciality restaurant (70 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
  • Shoe shine & pressing
  • Bottle of champagne
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1) 5,998
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV1
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 2:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 67 days prior
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (60 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2) 5,698
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 2:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 67 days prior
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (60 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3) 5,598
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV3
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 2:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 67 days prior
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (60 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4) 5,498
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV4
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 2:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 67 days prior
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (60 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5) 5,398
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 2:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 67 days prior
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (60 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6) 5,298
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV6
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 2:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 67 days prior
  • 1 guaranteed priority reservations at each specialty restaurant (60 days prior to departure)
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
Veranda Stateroom (V1) 5,198
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: V1
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 3:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 60 days prior
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service
Veranda Stateroom (V2) 4,998
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: V2
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270, including veranda
  • Size including veranda: 270 sq. ft.
  • 11:00 a.m. embarkation
  • 3:00 p.m. stateroom access
  • Priority shore excursion reservations: 60 days prior
  • King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
  • Large flat-screen LCD TV
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220-Volt outlets
  • Wi-Fi
  • Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
  • 24-hour room service

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Cruise fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for U.S. and Canadian residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. 2-for-1 fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Full brochure fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Please call for the most up-to-date prices, as pricing and availability may change at any time. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking River Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 9
Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 2
Deck 1
Deck A
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