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Lisbon/Barcelona
9-night Mediterranean Cruise
August 19, 2019
Silversea Cruises: Silver Shadow
Lisbon/Barcelona
Vacation Offer ID 1352078
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Cruise Inclusions

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

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

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests
  • Ask about our package fares which include Shore Excursions, WiFi, Airfare, Transfers and Pre-cruise Hotel on all 2016 Asia Voyages aboard Silver Shadow
9-night Mediterranean Cruise
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  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Lisbon

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!

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Driving through the streets of Lisbon by night, you may admire the illuminated fountains, monuments and
plazas. A delicious dinner will be enjoyed at a Fado restaurant including wines and coffee. Afterwards watch a typical Fado Show where a performance of portuguese folklore will thrill you.

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

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

Not Included: Any other services not specified

 

Fado (translated as destiny
or fate) is a music genre which can be traced from the 1820s in Portugal, but
probably with much earlier origins. It is characterized by mournful tunes and
lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. The music is usually linked
to the Portuguese word saudade, a word with no accurate English translation.
(It is a kind of longing, and conveys a complex mixture of mainly nostalgia,
but also sadness, pain, happiness and love). Some enthusiasts claim that Fado's
origins are a mixture of African slave rhythms with the traditional music of
Portuguese sailors and Arabic influence.

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Visit the Jeronimo’s Monastery of Manueline architecture, the Monument of Discoveries, the Belen Tower, Baixa quarter, the National tile museum and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao Velha,
 
4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



The Jerónimos Monastery, masterpiece of the Manueline style and a tribute to the king that welcomed and protected the Jews that fled from Spain and then expelled them in 1496. The Monument to the Discoveries where you will have the opportunity to see the faces of Jewish men that participated actively in the Portuguese Golden Age of the Discoveries.
 
The Monument to the Discoveries celebrates the Portuguese who took part in the Age of Discovery. It is located on the estuary of the Tagus river. The monument consists of a 52 metre-high slab of concrete, carved into the shape of the prow of a caravel with its sails unfurled.
 
Belém Tower is a fortified tower located in the Belém district of Lisbon. It was built in the early 16th century in the Portuguese late gothic style, the manueline, and is one of the symbols of the city.
 
The Commerce Square with the beautiful façade of the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao Velha. The Church’s greatest highlight is its Manueline Portal representing Our Lady of Mercy, which was part of the ancient Misericórdia Church, featuring a tympanum with the images of the king D. Manuel the 1st, the Queen D. Leonor (sister of King Manuel and founder of the Order of Mercy) and Pope Leo X, the Rossio square and the gothic revival elevator de Santa Justa. The heart of the city is the Baixa or city centre; this area is being considered for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
The Museu Nacional do Azulejo or National tile museum is renowned for not only for its Azulejo (tile) collection but also for its location. Azulejo is a cherished Portuguese tradition that has enjoyed uninterrupted production for five centuries. Azulejo is glazed, ceramic tilework that is usually blue. It is a major component of Portuguese architecture and is found throughout the country on ceilings, floors, walls of churches, palaces, and homes. This museum occupies the ancient Convent of Madre de Deus (Mother of God), built in 1509 by Queen D. Leonor, and adjoining buildings including Saint Antony’s Chapel and a church noted for its Baroque style.

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Visit the Saint George’s Castle with a magnificent view over the city, the medieval and old Jewish quarter of Alfama, the Church of Sao Domingos, the Cathedral and the Shaaré Tikvá synagogue if available.

4 hours tour

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

 

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



 
The castle of Sao George is located on one of the seven hills of Lisbon, to the east of the Baixa. In the context of the Christian Reconquista the castle and the city of Lisbon were retaken from the Moors by King Alfonso Henriques with the help of Northern European crusaders taking part on the Second Crusade. The castle was dedicated to Saint George in the late 14th century by King John I.
 
Lisbon's ancient cathedral was built by Portugal's first king on the site of an old mosque in 1150 for the city's first bishop, the English crusader Gilbert of Hastings. From outside (with two bell towers and a splendid rose window) it resembles a medieval fortress, while inside it appears predominantly Romanesque, with a Gothic choir and ambulatory.
 
Jewish people were the advisors of Kings and Queens, doctors and even some of the explorers, geographers and mathematicians. The tour will start with a general introduction to the Jewish presence of the city, followed by a nice walk in the city centre passing by the site of the 1506 Jewish Massacre near the Church of Sao Domingos and the most well preserved Alfama Jewish and medieval Quarter. Alfama is a village within a city still made up of narrow streets, tiny squares, churches, and whitewashed houses with tile panels and wrought-iron balconies adorned with pots of flowers, drying laundry, and caged birds. 
 
With the abolition of the Inquisition in 1821, families of Sephardic Jews decided to return to Portugal. Most of these Jews were merchants from Morocco and Gibraltar. These were people with a cultural level greatly above average. They could read, speak and write in liturgical Hebrew, Arabic, English and Hakitia, the Moroccan judeo-hispanic dialect.
 
We will continue our tour with a visit to the only Synagogue of Lisbon (Shaaré Tikvá), passing by the Commerce Square, the place where thousands of Jews were forced to be baptized in the 15th century.

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Visit the Royal Palace of Queluz and the pretty and charming village of Sintra, former residence of the
Portuguese Kings and aristocracy. Drive to Cabo da Roca, to the fishing village of Cascais and the famous cosmopolitan town of Estoril
.

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

 

The Queluz Palace was begun
in 1747 by the Infante Dom Pedro (later to become Dom Pedro III) on the basis
of a former country mansion of the Marquises of Castelo Rodrigo. The Palace
(classified as a National Monument at that time began to be adapted for use
as a summer seat of the Royal Family.

 

The main body of the Palace,
erected by 1758, with its low sinuous forms and harmonious intimist decoration,
was completed after the marriage of the Infante Dom Pedro to Dona Maria Francisca,
the future Dona Maria I (1760), at which time the opulent interior halls were
embellished, as were the luxurious Palace gardens, which were endowed with Baroque
fountains, statues and places for recreation.

 

Sintra is one of the most
delightful places to be found in Portugal. With its extensive range of green
bills with its crags - the Serra de Sintra - so picturesquely situated and offering
stupendous views of the coastline with its impressive beauty, Sintra is indeed
"a garden of the earthly paradise". The artistic heritage of the Old Town, described
by Byron as "the most pleasing in Europe", also include valuable archaeological
remains, particularly from the Roman period, ancient manor houses, churches
of personalised artistic value and characteristic villages.

 

Cascais was a small fishing
port throughout early history as it lies protected from nature's elements at
the mouth of the Rio Tejo. When in 1870 the King, Luís I, chose to convert the
17th Century building of the Citadela into his summer residence Cascais soon
became a very fashionable town and aristocratic palaces and mansions followed.
The Citadel or Fort of Cascais is a 16th century fortress built to protect the
Bay of Cascais. Today, Cascais now boasts smart new Marina with lovely yachts.

 

Just outside the town is
the famous Boca do Inferno in which the sea on rougher days hammers into the
rock and creates a booming noise and a spectacular spray thus creating its name
which in English means "mouth of hell".

 

Estoril town was really
created from the curious needs of the two World Wars. It became a prime location
for European royal exiles forced to leave their own countries. It has been the
residence of King Umberto II of Italy, Juan de Bourbon of Spain, Karl Hapsburg
of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and King Carol of Rumania. The many modest yet
architecturally interesting mansions still remain to indicate their royal owners.
At its height its visitors referred to Estoril as the "Portuguese Riviera".
A Casino with wide surrounding avenues and spacious gardens, a golf course,
all of which soon appeared and then flanked by large hotels and impressive private
homes.

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Visit the pretty and charming village of Sintra, former residence of the Portuguese Kings and aristocracy
with the National Palace and continue to the fishing village of Cascais and the famous cosmopolitan town of Estoril.

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

 

Sintra is one of the most
delightful places to be found in Portugal. With its extensive range of green
bills with its crags - the Serra de Sintra - so picturesquely situated and offering
stupendous views of the coastline with its impressive beauty, Sintra is indeed
"a garden of the earthly paradise". The artistic heritage of the Old Town, described
by Byron as "the most pleasing in Europe", also include valuable archaeological
remains, particularly from the Roman period, ancient manor houses, churches
of personalised artistic value and characteristic villages.

 

The National Palace is consisting
of various bodies built during the course of successive epochs on the so-called
"Chão da Oliva", the Paço da Vila de Sintra is one of the most important examples
of regal architecture in Portugal and for that reason is classified as a National
Monument. This gradual multiplication of buildings, with different styles, is
largely responsible for the enigmatic enchantment of this ancient palace, dominated
by great twin chimneys atop the kitchen that constitute as authentic ex-libris
of Sintra.

 

Cascais was a small fishing
port throughout early history as it lies protected from nature's elements at
the mouth of the Rio Tejo. When in 1870 the King, Luís I, chose to convert the
17th Century building of the Citadela into his summer residence Cascais soon
became a very fashionable town and aristocratic palaces and mansions followed.
The Citadel or Fort of Cascais is a 16th century fortress built to protect the
Bay of Cascais. Today, Cascais now boasts smart new Marina with lovely yachts.

 

Just outside the town is
the famous Boca do Inferno in which the sea on rougher days hammers into the
rock and creates a booming noise and a spectacular spray thus creating its name
which in English means "mouth of hell".

 

Estoril town was really
created from the curious needs of the two World Wars. It became a prime location
for European royal exiles forced to leave their own countries. It has been the
residence of King Umberto II of Italy, Juan de Bourbon of Spain, Karl Hapsburg
of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and King Carol of Rumania. The many modest yet
architecturally interesting mansions still remain to indicate their royal owners.
At its height its visitors referred to Estoril as the "Portuguese Riviera".
A Casino with wide surrounding avenues and spacious gardens, a golf course,
all of which soon appeared and then flanked by large hotels and impressive private
homes.

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Fatima & Nazare

Drive through the medieval village of Obidos, the fishing village of Nazaré, continue to Alcobaça and to
the Shrine and city of Fatima.

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

 

In 1148 Dom Afonso Henriques
recaptured the town of Obidos from the Moors. Later in 1282, the King of Portugal
Dom Dinis made a wedding present of the town Obidos to his new wife Dona Isabel.
It is charming small and fortified town that has been carefully preserved. Impressive
18th Century blue tiles line the walls within the southern gate that is appropriately
known as Porta da Vila and acts as the main entrance.

 

Alcobaça is a town that
became notable in the 12th Century when it was the site for the important construction
of Portugal's largest church. In the month of March in 1147 the fledgling King,
Dom Afonso Henriques, defeated the Moors by capturing the town of Santarém.
As a suitable memory to this splendid victory he vowed to build a magnificent
home for the Order of Cistercians. In the church are the tombs of King Pedro
I and his murdered mistress, Inês de Castro and with this is the tragic story
of the liaison between Pedro and his ever-lasting love for Inês.

 

The well-known fishing
village of Nazaré is now a small town and a popular holiday resort with a boulevard,
bars and restaurants. The inhabitants have retained some of their past as can
be still seen in their own particular style of costume and women still wearing
the traditional dress, a black kerchief and the seven flannel skirts.

 

Located in the region of
Leiria, the small town and Basilica of Fatima is one of the most visited Marian
Shrines in the world. Begun in 1928 and consecrated on 7 October 1953, its 15
altars are dedicated to the 15 mysteries of the Rosary.

 

The painting above the high
altar depicts the Message of Our Lady to the little shepherds, prepared by the
Angel of Portugal, through their encounter with Christ in the Eucharist. Scenes
of the apparitions are represented in stained glass, as well as invocations
from the Litany of Our Lady.

 

The Perpetual Adoration
Chapel is situated at the end of the colonnade, on the eastern side, this chapel
for perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament exposed, is a place of silent
prayer and adoration.

 

The Chapel of Apparitions
in the very heart of the Sanctuary. It was the first edifice constructed in
the Cova da Iria, at the place of Our Lady´s Apparitions. The exact spot is
marked by a marble pillar on which the Statue of Our Lady is placed.

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour
Visit the Royal Coach museum, the Sao Roque Church, the Chiado and Bairro Alto picturesque quarters, Do Carmo convent and the Fronteira Palace.

4 hour tour

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


 
Bairro Alto is a picturesque working class quarter dating from the 16th century that has traditionally been the city's bohemian haunt of artists and writers.  Its grid of streets is quiet during the day, but is transformed at night into the city's vibrant nightlife quarter. Behind colorful and graffiti-ridden façades, is a variety of traditional and international restaurants, tourist-packed Fado Houses, and a multitude of bars and alternative shops that stay open until late at night. Neighboring Chiado is an elegant, sophisticated district of theaters, bookshops, old-style cafes, art nouveau jewelry shops and luxurious international names.
 
The church of Sao Roque with the plainest façade in Lisbon has one of the city's richest interiors. Each of the chapels is a masterpiece of Baroque art but the showpiece is the fourth one on the left, the "world's most expensive chapel." 
 
Created through the efforts of Queen Amélia of Orleans and Bragança, wife of King Carlos I, the Royal Coach Museum, as it was then named, was inaugurated on May 23, 1905. The Museum is containing one of the largest collections of royal coaches in the world.
 
The Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira was built in 1671 as a hunting pavilion to Dom João de Mascarenhas, 1st Marquis of Fronteira, who received his title from King Alfonso VI of Portugal for his loyalty to the House of Braganza in the Portuguese Restoration War. The palace is still located in a very quiet area, near the Monsanto Forest Park. The house and the garden have glazed tiles representing different themes such as battles or monkeys playing trumpets.

The ruins of the Do Carmo Gothic convent &  church are evocative reminders of the devastation left by the 1755 earthquake. At the time of the earthquake it was the largest church in Lisbon, but today the roofless nave open to the sky is all that remains of the arches and rubble that caved in on the congregation as they were attending mass. 
Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril
Visit the pretty and charming village of Sintra, former residence of the Portuguese Kings and aristocracy with the beautiful Pena Palace, drive to Boca do Inferno, and continue to the fishing village of Cascais and the famous cosmopolitan town of Estoril.

8 hour tour

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


Sintra is one of the most delightful places to be found in Portugal. With its extensive range of green bills with its crags - the Serra de Sintra - so picturesquely situated and offering stupendous views of the coastline with its impressive beauty, Sintra is indeed "a garden of the earthly paradise". The artistic heritage of the Old Town, described by Byron as "the most pleasing in Europe", also include valuable archaeological remains, particularly from the Roman period, ancient manor houses, churches of personalized artistic value and characteristic villages.

It will be time to visit to one of the highlights of the day: the Pena Palace. Driving around the mountain passing by amazing chalets and aristocratic residences you will reach the 19th century Pena Palace in the most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors and shapes that you will find in Portugal.

Cascais was a small fishing port throughout early history as it lies protected from nature’s elements at the mouth of the Rio Tejo. When in 1870 the King, Luís I, chose to convert the 17th Century building of the Citadela into his summer residence Cascais soon became a very fashionable town and aristocratic palaces and mansions followed. The Citadel or Fort of Cascais is a 16th century fortress built to protect the Bay of Cascais. Today, Cascais now boasts smart new Marina with lovely yachts.
Just outside the town is the famous Boca do Inferno in which the sea on rougher days hammers into the rock and creates a booming noise and a spectacular spray, thus creating its name which in English means "mouth of hell".

Estoril town was really created from the curious needs of the two World Wars. It became a prime location for European royal exiles forced to leave their own countries. It has been the residence of King Umberto II of Italy, Juan de Bourbon of Spain, Karl Hapsburg of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and King Carol of Rumania. The many modest yet architecturally interesting mansions still remain to indicate their royal owners. At its height its visitors referred to Estoril as the “Portuguese Riviera”. A Casino with wide surrounding avenues and spacious gardens, a golf course, all of which soon appeared and then flanked by large hotels and impressive private homes.
Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar
Visit the pretty and charming village of Sintra, former residence of the Portuguese Kings and aristocracy with the National Palace and continue to Colares wine region to visit a wine cellar and taste the wine.

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

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

Not Included: Any other services not specified



Sintra is one of the most delightful places to be found in Portugal. With its extensive range of green bills with its crags - the Serra de Sintra - so picturesquely situated and offering stupendous views of the coastline with its impressive beauty, Sintra is indeed "a garden of the earthly paradise". The artistic heritage of the Old Town, described by Byron as "the most pleasing in Europe", also include valuable archaeological remains, particularly from the Roman period, ancient manor houses, churches of personalized artistic value and characteristic villages.

The jewel of this region - The Colares Wine - had its origin not far away from the small convent. Beyond the adversities of plagues that have destroyed many of the original Portuguese vineyards, just one region, only one wine was able to fight this adversity and keep its original identity. And so, the Colares Wine Region persists, keeping one of the most ancient Portuguese wines, which awaits you to be tasted and understood, with its originality and simplicity.
Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora
This tour invites you to explore Évora, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage City, due to its excellent preservation along the centuries. Visit the cathedral, the Church of St. Francis and the Chapel of the Bones, the University, the old town and the Giraldo Square.

8 hour tour

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


After leaving Lisbon, we will drive to Évora by the countryside roads of Alentejo, for a beautiful sightseeing tour by car. In Évora, we will have enough time to walk in its historical center and "feel" the atmosphere of this town. A world of unexpected contrasts awaits you in the unique city of Evora. It has a history more than two thousand years old. You’ll see labyrinthine streets, squares flooded with light, Renaissance fountains, Moorish courtyards and Gothic doorways and turrets. After reaching the walled city our guide will invite you to visit the enigmatic church of St. Francis and its Chapel of the Bones.
 
The tour will continue up the narrow streets of the old town reaching the Giraldo Square where the Inquisition once had its headquarters. You will also have time to explore the millennium old Roman Temple and have a glimpse at the 12th century cathedral. The distant 16th century Évora thrived with culture and tradition in its university as much as it still does today. During a short visit to the century old university courtyard, you will understand why Évora was once the second most important city of Portugal. The Romans created the elegant temple, battlements and baths, and the Moorish “Yeborah” influenced the urban network of the Mouraria district. Conquered in the time of King Afonso Henriques, the city captured the imagination of the kings of Portugal. King João II chose it for the wedding of his successor to the daughter of the Catholic Monarchs. One of the most ostentatious celebrations ever seen in the late Middle Ages. King Manuel I established his court in Évora as did King João III.
 
Nobility accompanied the monarchs and built luxurious palaces, families such as the Counts of Basto and the Dukes of Cadaval settled here. It was at this time that the Royal Palace and large convents were built, such as the Convent of São Francisco. The Royal Palace is an unusual combination of the Gothic style with the decorative influence of Islam, whilst the Convent of São Francisco is one of the finest churches in Portugal. The 16th Century was a golden age for the city. Artists from Flanders, Italy and Spain flocked here to make their mark. Masters of humanities came from Salamanca and Paris to join the University, which was founded in 1553 and still functions today. Due to its historical significance, UNESCO has classified Évora as a World Heritage site.
Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar
This is an excursion to discover the country and seaside; including the Arrabida Natural Park, Cape Espichel, Palmela medieval castle, walks through the Setubal city center and Sesimbra fishing village, and visiting a wine cellar in Azeitao.
 
8 hour tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

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

Not Included: Any other services not specified



This full-day tour is perfect to discover the genuine Portuguese country and seaside just one hour outside the metropolitan city of Lisbon. After the pick-up at your hotel in the morning, we will drive you to the town of Palmela just 40 minutes away from Lisbon where the adventure will begin. The 12th century castle of Palmela preserves the medieval atmosphere of the brave soldiers that once defended the Portuguese coast offering astonishing views over the city of Setúbal and its bay.

The tour will continue along the Portuguese countryside until you will reach the town of Azeitão where the art of wine-making awaits you in the wine cellars of José Maria da Fonseca. Famous for their Moscatel Wine production, they are also very proud to have bottled the first red wine in Portugal.

After the visit and the wine tasting, you will be more than ready to drive to the city of Setúbal. After a short walk in the town center, try the fresh catch of the day in one of the many fish restaurants overlooking the harbor.

After lunch it’s time to explore the marvellous scenery of the Nature Park of Arrábida. Home to unique species of fauna and flora, it also provides incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of this relaxing panoramic tour of the Park, our guide will take you to the Cape Espichel home to the Sanctuary with the same name where you can admire the impressive cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the day, you will still have time to have a look at the 12th century castle of Sesimbra and the nearby fishing village of the same name.
Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours
Lying north of the River Tagus estuary and stretching over seven hills, Portugal’s capital city has much to offer. Highlights include a visit to the district of Belem to see the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This area is also home to the splendid Coach Museum in the old Horse Riding Arena of Belem Royal Palace. Containing one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world, it is well worth a visit!

There will be time for lunch at leisure to sample local Portuguese delicacies prior to your visit to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum to admire its priceless treasures. At the end of your tour you are privately transferred back to your ship.

Highlights:
  • Explore Lisbon's beautiful Belem district with its magnificent Jeronimos Monastery

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
Lisbon: Sintra, Queluz and Estoril – 8 hours
Venture outside of Lisbon to explore Sintra, Queluz and Estoril during your private shore excursion. Take a short drive to Sintra, the summer retreat of Portuguese monarchs and Moorish emirs before them. Today, this town, nestling on the north side of the Sintra Mountain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit the oldest royal palace in Portugal which contains a splendid collection of Hispano-Arabic glazed tiles and afterwards, enjoy an opportunity to stroll through the town where charming streets are filled with fine handicraft shops. Later, make your way to the top of the granite mountain to visit the 16th
-century Capuchos Monastery and experience, first-hand, the very ascetic life of the Franciscan monks. From here, descend to Guincho beach for a fabulous view of Cape Rock, the westernmost point of the European continent. Time permitting, visit the sumptuous 18th-century Queluz Palace.



Highlights:
  • Explore the Capuchos Monastery and Queluz Palace, the summer residence of the Portugese Royal Family
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
Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Mafra Palace & Ericeira
Visit the Palace, Royal Convent and Basilica of Mafra (closed on Mondays). The Palace is the most important baroque monument in Portugal, and built in the 18th century by order of King João V. Afterwards we drive to the charming village of Ericeira, with a labyrinth of adorable streets, and a picturesque fishing port.

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The Palace of Mafra was built in the 18th century by order of King João V (1689-1750) in fulfilment of a vow he made, to be blessed with an heir from his marriage to Maria Ana of Austria, or be cured of a serious illness, the Royal Convent and Palace of Mafra is the most important baroque monument in Portugal. All in limestone and marble from this region (Pêro Pinheiro and Sintra), the building covers an area of almost four hectares (37.790 m2), including 1.200 rooms, more than 4.700 doors and windows, 156 stairways and 29 inner yards and courtyards.
 
The Royal Convent was initially designed as a small convent for 13 monks, Mafra's project suffered successive changes, ending in a huge building of approximately 40.00 m2, with all the facilities for 300 Franciscans monks. The basilica is the central point of the main façade, flanked by two bell towers. It was designed by João Frederico Ludovice, a German goldsmith who, after a long stay in Italy, designed it in the Italian baroque style.
 
Ericeira is an enchanting village located about 11 kilometers west of the city of Mafra, in the region of Lisbon, Portugal. This village has become an excellent summer resort, which preserves a beautiful old neighborhood, with a labyrinth of adorable streets, and a picturesque fishing port located at the foot of a cliff. The area around the church is a beautiful place to lose yourself in its maze of narrow cobbled streets, flanked by charming white cottages with blue-painted corners, grouped around the parochial church whose interior boasts a coffered ceiling and tiles with colored edges.

 
Alentejo Wine & Olive Oil (10 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, your driver will take you to Alentejo Region, to get to know the city of Évora and taste the local flavors.
 
With the help from your expert guide, enjoy a panoramic tour through Évora historic centre. You will be lectured on the city highlights and local monuments history, like the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and the Medieval Cathedral. 
 
''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755” Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985). Due to part of the town which being enclosed by ancient walls preserved in its original state and, to its monuments dating from various historical periods, Évora is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.
 
Your journey continues to Reguengos in order to visit a worldwide famous selected wine estate.
 
The origins of this estate and its winemaking activities, date back to the prehistoric times of the megalithic cultures and the Bronze Age. Already during the Roman occupation, the wines of the settlement were exported to the whole Empire. The boundaries of the estate were established in 1267 and have remained practically unaltered since then.
 
Enjoy a private visit to wine cellars, lectured wine tasting and lunch (pre-set menu with wines). Afterwards, savor the local cuisine and the local olive oils and cheeses, paired with their best wines, in scenery of tranquility, spotted by the greenery of the cork-oaks and olive trees.
 
Besides producing a large quantity of top quality wines, its prominence on export markets over the last decade has raised the profile of the Alentejo as a quality wine region outside Portugal, and no doubt has encouraged other producers to follow its lead.
At the end of the day, your chauffer will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (10 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Entrance fees at Bones Chapel, S. Francisco Church and Medieval Cathedral (Optional).
Not feasible:  Sundays and Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alentejo, Local Tradition & Wine Estates (10 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Your driver will take you to Alentejo Region, to get to know the city of Évora and taste the local flavors.
 
Enjoy a panoramic tour through Évora historic centre and local monuments, like the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and the Medieval Cathedral. 
 
''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755” Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985).
 
Your journey continues to Monsaraz. Lunch will be served (not included) at a former olive oil factory converted in a local restaurant with industrial archeology. Even the olive oil presses reveal themselves as picture frames, one freshly finished while the next waits empty, until others come to paint them in, so that diners can glance over to find their senses aroused right up to the last mouthful.
 
Time to explore, on your own, the medieval town of Monsaraz village. It is a truly unique place where one can find all the peace and tranquility that have been forgotten by the modern era.
 
Stop at a local store dating back 1830 with the regional blankets and tapestry is highly recommended. It’s a small shop that sells colorful refined blankets and shawls woven according to local traditions and which are sold internationally at KENZO Home, after the company’s founder Kenzo Takada visited the 19th century factory himself.
 
Your journey continues to Reguengos in order to visit a worldwide famous selected wine estate.
 
The origins of this estate and its winemaking activities, date back to the prehistoric times of the megalithic cultures and the Bronze Age. Already during the Roman occupation, the wines of the settlement were exported to the whole Empire. The boundaries of the estate were established in 1267 and have remained practically unaltered since then.
 
Enjoy a private visit to wine cellars, lectured wine tasting and lunch (pre-set menu with wines). Afterwards, savor the local cuisine and the local olive oils and cheeses, paired with their best wines, in scenery of tranquility, spotted by the greenery of the cork-oaks and olive trees.
At the end of the day, your chauffer will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (10 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Entrance fees at Bones Chapel, S. Francisco Church and Medieval Cathedral (Optional).
Not feasible:  Sundays and Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alentejo & Wine Flavours (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, your driver will take you to the noble city of Estremoz, an utterly charming Alentejo town.
 
Estremoz has a rich cultural heritage, in which clearly the major feature is the castle with its medieval walls and the former thirteenth-century citadel, which now houses a Pousada.
 
Upon arrival, enjoy a private visit to an 18th century wine estate, nowadays considered a landmark, not only for its beauty but also for its history and quality of its wines, referred by Wine Spectator. This estate is one of the most beautiful country house in the region, preserving the original features of its "Baroque" and "Joanina" style architecture.
 
Pamper your taste with a private lectured wine tasting and lunch (pre-set Menu and drinks included).
 
Your journey continues towards Évora.
 
''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755” Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985).
 
Due to part of the town which being enclosed by ancient walls preserved in its original state and, to its monuments dating from various historical periods, Évora is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.
 
With the help from your expert guide, enjoy a panoramic tour through Évora historic Centre. You will be lectured on the city highlights and local monuments history, like the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and the Medieval Cathedral
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Entrance fees at Bones Chapel, S. Francisco Church and Medieval Cathedral (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Batalha and Alcobaça Majestic Monasteries, Fátima & Óbidos (10 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para batalha mosteiroMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. 
 
First stop will be at Batalha for a visit to the Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha, one of Europe's greatest Gothic masterpieces protected as a World Heritage monument, built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. 
 
Proceed to Alcobaça, and visit the Alcobaça Monastery, Europe's greatest Cistercian temple.  Founded in 1153 to commemorate a victory against the Moors, it was finally completed in 1223. It is now Portugal's largest church, and one of its outstanding architectural monuments. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its excellent state of preservation makes it the finest example of Cistercian architecture in Europe.
 
Next stop will be Fátima, one of the largest Catholic shrines in the world since 1937.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch in a "shrine" for regional food with a menu dedicated to quality Portuguese specialties, with the careful touch of home cooking.
 
After lunch, explore the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, a pilgrimage site world famous for the sightings reported by three local shepherds in 1917.
 
Drive continues towards the magnificent medieval walled town of Óbidos, the Wedding Present Town, Portugal's most romantic medieval village.
 
All of Óbidos has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - what make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Drive back to the dock and drop-off.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 horas); Entrance Fees at Batalha and Alcobaça Monasteries (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Fátima & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para fátimaMeet your private chauffeur at the dock.
 
First stop will be at Fátima, one of the largest Catholic shrines in the world since 1937.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch in a "shrine" for regional food with a menu dedicated to quality Portuguese specialties, with the careful touch of home cooking.
 
After lunch, explore the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, a pilgrimage site world famous for the sightings reported by three local shepherds in 1917.
 
Drive continues towards the magnificent medieval walled town of Óbidos, the Wedding Present Town, Portugal's most romantic medieval village.
 
All of Óbidos has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - what make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Drive back to the dock and drop-off.


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

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alcobaça Monastery, Nazaré and Óbidos Villages (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para nazaréMeet your private chauffeur at the dock.
 
First stop of the day will be at Alcobaça, and visit the Alcobaça Monastery, Europe's greatest Cistercian temple.  Founded in 1153 to commemorate a victory against the Moors, it was finally completed in 1223. It is now Portugal's largest church, and one of its outstanding architectural monuments. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its excellent state of preservation makes it the finest example of Cistercian architecture in Europe.
 
Next stop will be Nazaré, a lovely, colorful and traditional fishing village.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch (not included) at a very casual restaurant with excellent seafood.
 
After lunch, drive continues towards the magnificent medieval walled town of Óbidos, the Wedding Present Town, Portugal's most romantic medieval village.
 
All of Óbidos has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place.
 
What make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Drive back to your dock and drop-off.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 horas); Entrance Fees at Alcobaça Monastery (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alenquer for Wine Lovers & Óbidos (6 - 8 Hours)
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Today, meet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road towards Alenquer, for an exclusive treat at selected wine Estate, a wonderful and enchanting property for its buildings architecture and for its beautiful vineyards.
 
This wine estate is located in the surroundings of Aldeia Galega and it spreads over the sunny hills’ of Alenquer, a Delimited Region in the northwest of Lisboa. Its historical and excellent vineyards are known since the 16th century and have belonged to Diogo Duff, a brave Scottish man who received the "Tower and Sword" insignia, given by King João VI. Alice and Paulo Tavares da Silva bought the estate in the 1980s and made significant investments in its 45ha of vineyard. The introduction of new cultivation methods has allowed the family to consolidate the quality and reputation of their wines.
 
In an accompanied visit, you can get to know the wine making technology and methods used in the Quinta to produce their elegant wines, learning every step of the wine process. After understand how the wines are produced, see for yourself how they are stored during the ageing process that gives them some of their most typical characteristic. Follows a private and lectured wine tasting, lectured by the responsible for the oenology department, Sandra Tavares da Silva, the daughter of the owners, or by the resident oenologist, so you can confirm the high quality of their product. The family will invite you for lunch at their house.
 
Sandra is making wines in both Estremadura and the Douro, which necessitates travelling between the two regions three times a week. Since then her day job has been as winemaker for Christiano Van Zeller at Quinta do Vale D. Maria in the Douro. In 2000 she began making wines from her parents Estremadura estate, at the Quinta you will visit. With their depth of fruit and fine structure these have rapidly established a reputation as being among the best of the appellation.
 
After lunch, drive to the magnificent medieval walled town of Óbidos which has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - what make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Drive back to the dock and drop-off.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Wine Estate Private Visit, Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Dressage Experience, Wine & Lunch with the Countess (6 - 8 Hours)


Your day begins when you are collected at the port by your chauffeured luxury vehicle. Drive direction to Muge in order to visit a magnificent Horse & Wine Estate.
 
This estate belongs to the Álvares Pereira de Melo family for almost four centuries. In this House lived during over a year the Queen Leonor, third wife of King Manuel I, sister of the Emperor D. Carlos V and mother of Infanta Dona Maria.
 
Upon arrival at the estate, you will be welcomed by the master rider at the Riding Hall and you will have the opportunity to ride a Lusitano Stallion for a classical dressage lesson.
 
After this unforgettable experience, you will have time to taste their wines from the different varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir) as well as selected blends such as Padre Pedro, Herdade de Muge and Marquees of Cadaval. The house oenologist will lecture you on the “secret” flavours while you taste.
 
Then, you will be invited by the owner (Countess Teresa Álvares Pereira Schönborn-Wiesentheid) of the Domain, to have lunch at the Palace. *Subject to availability
 
After lunch, a cart pulled by two noble studs, expects you to explore this very unique farm, going through the vineyards, natural reserve where you will meet the mares and foals. Your day at the farm is almost ending but, before leaving, tea will be served by the lake spotted with local birds,in magic scenery of tranquillity.
           
Drive towards Lisbon. Your chauffeur will drop you off at the ship.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Wine Estate Private Visit, Dressage experience, Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Tomar & Óbidos Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)
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Today, meet your private chauffeur at the dock and drive towards Tomar, a charming and historically outstanding town located in central Portugal. It is dominated by a 12th-century Templar castle containing one of the country most significant and impressive monuments, the Convent of Christ (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO).
 
Enjoy a private visit to the Templar Castle and a private visit to the Museu Luso-Hebraico Abraham Zacuto (Abraham Zacuto Portuguese-Jewish Museum). It is housed in the oldest synagogue in Portugal and it displays a variety of interesting artifacts from Tomar and around the world.
 
Next stop will be Óbidos, Portugal's most romantic medieval village.
 
All of Óbidos has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - what make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a charming restaurant embraced by the castle walls, offering a unique and charming atmosphere. Their cuisine is based on typical Portuguese gastronomy, receives a careful selection of worldwide influences, all combined in a creative and refined fashion.
 
Enjoy a walking tour inside the walls. This walled town, with its narrow streets spreading from the foot of the castle, still preserves all the atmosphere of a 16th century mediaeval town.
 
The Jewish quarter, an area was once inhabited by traders, artists and scientists, was in the centre of the town, close to the Rua Direita and the beautiful 16th century Renaissance church of Santa Maria, where it is possible to appreciate the paintings of Josefa d'Obidos, one of the most important 17th century Portuguese artists.
 
Since it was the property of the queens of Portugal, Obidos always enjoyed special protection from the royal court and at one time had a school of arts and sciences. The effects of all this culture are clearly evident in its artistic heritage, in particular the Manueline palace that was built inside the castle walls (now converted into the Obidos Pousada).
 
At the end of the day your driver will take you to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Full-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (6 - 8 horas); Entrance Fees at Templar Castle and Museu Luso-Hebraico Abraham Zacuto (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Lisbon History & Local Flavours (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER
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Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
 
Start your journey at Alfama, the Lisbon’s heart during Moorish times. The Moors have moved on, but the neighborhood retains an exotic atmosphere.  You might stop at the St Georges Castle-formerly a Moorish citadel and at Tiles Museum.
 
You'll find yourself wandering through colorful XVIII century squares downtown and getting lost in the medieval maze of the Alfama district overlooked by an ancient castle.
 
For lunch (not included) we suggest a lovely restaurant facing Tagus River where the fresh fish served is among the best quality offered in the markets of Lisbon.
 
Enjoy a panoramic tour to Belem area with Discovery Monument and the XVI century Belem Tower.
 
You will take into a private visit to the XVI century Jeronimos Monastery, the incomparable monastery that exemplifies the Manueline style, a highly decorative form of architecture that emerged during the reign of Manuel I (1495-1521).
 
End your day at a local pastry store dated back from early 19th century. Nowadays it serves an average 10,000 Pasteis de Belém (custard tarts) a day, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe. Indulge in a special gourmet treat on one of their rooms covered with 17th-century tiles.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Private Transfer by Deluxe vehicle with English speaking chauffeur from Lisbon International Airport to Lisbon Hotel; Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Entrance fees at St. Georges Castle, Tiles Museum and Jeronimos Monastery (Optional); Gourmet treat at local pastry store (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays.


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Lisbon History with Alfama District (3 - 4 Hours)
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Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
 
Start your journey at Alfama, the Lisbon’s heart during Moorish times. The Moors have moved on, but the neighborhood retains an exotic atmosphere.  You might stop at the St Georges Castle-formerly a Moorish citadel and at Tiles Museum.
 
You'll find yourself wandering through colorful XVIII century squares downtown and getting lost in the medieval maze of the Alfama district overlooked by an ancient castle.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Tiles Museum and St. George Castle (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Lisbon History with Belem Area (3 - 4 Hours)
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Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
 
Start your journey at Alfama, Lisbon’s heart during Moorish times. The neighborhood retains an exotic atmosphere.
 
You'll find yourself wandering through colorful XVIII century squares downtown and getting lost in the medieval maze of the Alfama district overlooked by an ancient castle.
 
Follows a panoramic tour to Belem area with Discovery Monument and the XVI century Belem Tower.
 
Enjoy a private visit to the XVI century Jeronimos Monastery, which exemplifies the Manueline style, a highly decorative form of architecture.

Follows a visit to a local pastry store dated back from early 19th century. Nowadays it serves an average 10,000 Pasteis de Belém (custard tarts) a day, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe. Indulge in a special gourmet treat on one of their rooms covered with 17th-century tiles.

 
By the end of your journey, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fee at Jeronimos Monastery (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays and Sunday mornings.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Lisbon Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)
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Today, with the assistance of your guide, visit the Sha'are Tikva (Gates of Hope) Synagogue. In 1871 the Jews of Lisbon were granted permission to build a synagogue, a dream not fully realized until the dedication of the Shaare Tikva in 1904. The synagogue served as the centre of Jewish life in Lisbon thereafter; it was a sanctuary for the thousands of Jewish refugees who passed through Portugal during World War II.
 
For lunch (not included) we suggest an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
Passing the Rossio, the original headquarters of the Inquisition, reach the Largo da Graça, from where you can admire the magnificent city view, the Tagus River, and the “Seven Hills” of Lisbon. Continue to Porta do Sol, descending on foot through Alfama, Lisbon's oldest area.
 
The city's legendary seven hills will also seduce you into admiring characteristic mosaic pavements and dazzling tiled façades, and will reward you with strategically-placed viewpoints offering breathtaking panoramas over the city after a ride on a charming old tram.
 
Explore the Alfama district, the Lisbon heart during Moorish times. The Moors have moved on, but the neighborhood retains an exotic atmosphere. Visit to the St. Georges Castle formerly a Moorish citadel. The castle boasts panoramic views of the city.
 
You'll find yourself wandering through colorful XVIII century squares downtown and getting lost in the medieval maze of the Alfama district overlooked by an ancient castle. Jewish refugees from Spain settled here in the fifteenth century. The entrance to the neighborhood’s Jewish quarter, or Judiaría, was through the Arco de Rosario. 
 
Just inside the arch is a brick wall with a pair of decorative arched windows near the top - all that remains of what is believed to have been the quarter's synagogue. Up the winding stairway just inside the arch is the Rua da Judiaría, the central artery of the former Jewish quarter. The typical medieval houses have a narrow door that was the family entrance and a wider one that often housed the place of business, such as a shop or workshop.
 
At the end of the tor your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (8 Hours); Entrance fees at Lisbon Synagogue and St. George Castle (Optional).
Not Feasible: Fridays, Weekends, Jewish Holidays and Yom Tov

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Lisbon Family Travel (6 - 8 Hours)
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Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
 
Start your morning with a private guided visit to the Tiles Museum followed by tile paiting workshop.
 
Enjoy a private panoramic walking tour to new Lisbon on the waterfront. The Park of Nations is Lisbon at its most modern. On the east side of town, contemporary architecture now covers a vast area of urban regeneration. The most notable buildings are the awning of the Pavilhão de Portugal (Portugal Pavilion) and the Gare de Oriente (Oriente Train Station). The numerous small parks, many of them right on the river, and the famous cable car, make it a great place for a family outing. Indulge on a cable car panoramic tour (opcional).
 
Before lunch, enjoy a private visit to The Oceanário (Oceanarium), one of the world's largest aquariums. Designed by American architect Peter Chermeyeff, it rises from the river and is reached by a footbridge. It is a deep-sea diving experience without any of the risks, with about 25,000 fish, seabirds, and mammals in an enormous central tank that is the size of four Olympic-sized swimming pools. Visitors can look into it from different levels for close-ups of the various creatures, including different species of sharks.
 
Lunch (not included) at a lovely restaurant facing Tagus River where the fresh fish served is among the best quality offered in the markets of Lisbon.
 
Enjoy a panoramic tour to Belem area with Discovery Monument and the XVI century Belem Tower. You will take into a private visit to the XVI century Jeronimos Monastery, the incomparable monastery that exemplifies the Manueline style, a highly decorative form of architecture that emerged during the reign of Manuel I (1495-1521).
 
End your day at a local pastry store dated back from early 19th century. Nowadays it serves an average 10,000 Pasteis de Belém (custard tarts) a day, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe. Indulge in a special gourmet treat on one of their rooms covered with 17th-century tiles.
 
At the end of the tour your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (8 Hours); Private Tile Workshop; Entrance fees at Tiles Museum, The Oceanário, Cable Car and Jeronimos Monastery (Optional); Gourmet treat at local pastry store (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Mystic Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Lisbon (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today is a superb day of sightseeing in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by Unesco, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments. You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.
 
Lunch (not included) in restaurant renowned for its exceptional fresh fish and seafood. The property resembles an old-style farmhouse, replete with a maritime themed interior. The comfortable and relaxing atmosphere makes this restaurant a favorite among locals.
 
After lunch, continue to Lisbon where you will enjoy a panoramic tour to Belem area with Discovery Monument and the XVI century Belem Tower. You will take into a private visit to the XVI century Jeronimos Monastery, the incomparable monastery that exemplifies the Manueline style, a highly decorative form of architecture that emerged during the reign of Manuel I (1495-1521).
 
End your day at a local pastry store dated back from early 19th century. Nowadays it serves an average 10,000 Pasteis de Belém (custard tarts) a day, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe. Indulge in a special gourmet treat on one of their rooms covered with 17th-century tiles.
 
At the end of the tor your chauffeur will take you back to the dock hotel.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (8 Hours); Entrance fees at Pena Palace and Jeronimos Monastery (Optional); Gourmet treat at local pastry store (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Mystic Sintra & Cascais & Estoril Coastline (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today is a superb day of sightseeing in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments.
 
You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.
 
Drive towards Lisbon following the coastline. En-route stop at Cascais, a lovely fishermen village.
 
For lunch, we strongly suggest the enchanting selected fortress restaurant, by the sea. The views from your table will enhance their exquisite recipes…
 
After lunch venture on a relaxing walking tour to the Cascais center, enjoying the fresh sea breeze.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Pena Palace (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today is a superb day of sightseeing in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments.
 
You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.
 
Lunch (not included) at one of the most emblematic places of the historical center of the village of Sintra. With 18th-century palatial decoration, originally from the period of the building, the mirrored dining room with its gold-rimmed edges and the frescoes on the ceilings transform this space into a place of great refinement.
 
Follows a private guided visit to the remarkable Regaleira Estate and the exotic Monserrate Palace and its romantic subtropical gardens.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 – 8 Hours); Entrance fees at Pena Palace, Regaleira Estate, Monserrate Palace (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Queluz History (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock.
 
Today is a superb day of sightseeing in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments.
 
You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.
 
Drive towards Lisbon following the coastline. En-route stop at Cascais, a lovely fishermen village.
 
For lunch, we strongly suggest the enchanting selected fortress restaurant, by the sea. The views from your table will enhance their exquisite recipes…
 
After lunch venture on a relaxing walking tour to the Cascais center, enjoying the fresh sea breeze.
 
En route to Lisbon enjoy a private visit to visit the beautiful XVIII century Queluz Palace, reminiscent of Versailles.
 
 
Ending the tour, you will be dropped off at the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (6 – 8 Hours); Entrance fees at Pena Palace and Queluz Palace (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Cooking Class & Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock.

Start your day in Cascais, a charming fishing village. In the morning, enjoy a visit to the local market and, with the help of the Chef, purchase fresh ingredients for lunch preparation.
Follows, in a 19th century palatial, a cooking class overlooking the sea. Lunch will be served after class.
After lunch, drive towards, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments.
You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.

Ending the tour, you will be dropped off at the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 – 4 Hours); Private Cooking Workshop followed by Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Entrance fees at Pena Palace (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Sintra Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock.
 
Today is a superb day in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge in a half-day Jeep tour through the hills of Sintra, diving into a unique nature. Mandatory stops at the Peninha Sanctuary or the most western point of the Europe, the awe-inspiring viewpoint at Cabo da Roca.
 
Ending the tour, you will be dropped off at the dock.

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

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alentejo & Local Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, your driver will take you to Alentejo Region, to get to know the city of Évora and taste the local flavors.
 
With the help from your expert guide, enjoy a panoramic tour through Évora historic centre. You will be lectured on the city highlights and local monuments history, like the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and the Medieval Cathedral. 
 
''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755” Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985). Due to part of the town which being enclosed by ancient walls preserved in its original state and, to its monuments dating from various historical periods, Évora is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a small, cozy and friendly restaurant, where the regional cuisine is well prepared according to family recipes. The decoration is rustic, supported in the extensive wine cellar, brand image of this house.
 
Your journey continues towards Vila Viçosa, a Royal retreat of marble extravaganza. Enjoy a guided tour of the city.
 
All around the peaceful wide streets of Vila Viçosa lined with orange and lemon trees seems to be made of marble. Benches, sidewalks, framing windows and doors are made of this brilliant "white gold", the local marble from the huge quarries outside the city.
 
The next stop will be Arraiolos, where you can enjoy the art of tapestry.
 
This town situated under the ruins of a Moorish castle actually dates back to Celtic times, but is mostly famous for its carpets that originated with the Moors and were later inspired by Persian and Indian designs during the Age of Discoveries. Many of them now cover the most famous houses and palaces in Portugal, and although they are sold all over the country, the biggest bargains are found in many of the shops in Arraiolos.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 – 4); Entrance fees at Bones Chapel, S. Francisco Church and Medieval Cathedral (Optional).

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

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

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

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

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

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
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Seville (Cadiz)

Optional Private Excursions

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

Cadiz: Half Day City Tour

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Not Included: Any other services not specified


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

Cadiz: Sevilla Full Day Excursion

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Gibraltar
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Granada (Motril)
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At Sea
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Valencia

Optional Private Excursions

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

Valencia: Cultural Valencia Half Day City Tour

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

3.5 hours tour

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

Valencia: Artistic Valencia Half Day City Tour

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

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

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

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

3.5 hours tour

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


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

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

Optional Private Excursions

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

Ibiza: Historical Ibiza Half Day City Tour
We will visit the Sa Penya lower city and Dalt Vila declared World Heritage Site, surrounded by well preserved Renaissance walls. The Cathedral, City Hall and Church of Santo Domingo.
 
3 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

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

Optional Private Excursions

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

Palma De Mallorca: Historic Half Day City Tour

The city tour will start with a visit to the Bellver Castle, located on the top of a hill which offers a magnificent view over the city and the bay. The castle is unique since it is the only circular shaped Gothic construction. The visit will continue to the gothic Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter. Next to it we can see from outside the Almudaina Palace, a monument which was converted from and Arab fortress into the residence of the Kings of Mallorca.
 
4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the port or hotel

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


The present city of Palma was coveted, since times immemorial, by Romans, Arabs and Berber pirates. It was Catalan monarch Jaume I who put an end to Muslim rule in this Mediterranean island in the 13th century and the ruler responsible for the most important buildings in Palma.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 hour tour

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

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

Optional Private Excursions

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

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

 

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

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

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

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

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



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

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

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

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

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

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



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

 

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

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

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

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

Not Included: Any other services not specified


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

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

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

 

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

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

 

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

 

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

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

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

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

Not Included: Any other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

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

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

 

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Bike Tour

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

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

 

Included: Transportation by Bike; Guided Tour; Refreshment

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas & wine)

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

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


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

Not Included: Tapas on own or other services not specified

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 hour tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity

Included: Cooking class & a meal with drinks.

Not Included: Any other services not specified



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

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

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

Not Included: Any other services not specified


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

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

9 hour tour

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

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

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

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

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Silversea Cruises: Silver Shadow
Silver Shadow is built with proportions slightly larger than previous Silversea ships, but it retains the same level of genuine hospitality. Third in the Silversea fleet, she introduced guests to the next generation of Silversea cruising while maintaining the award-winning, all-suite luxury and intimate ambiance that has become their trademark.
Dining

The Restaurant

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

La Terrazza

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

Le Champagne

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

Pool Bar & Grill

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

The Bar

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

Casino

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

Panorama Lounge

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

Show Lounge

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

Beauty Salon

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

Boutiques

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

Card Room & Conference Room

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

Connoisseur's Corner

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

Internet Café

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

Library

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

Fitness Centre

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

Observation Lounge

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

Pool Deck

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

The Spa at Silversea

The Spa at Silversea
Relax your body and mind in this soothing sanctuary. Indulge in a wide range of invigorating therapies including facials, body wraps, and massages. Men's and Women's saunas and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after your workout.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2000
Year Refurbished
2017
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
28,258
Guests (Lowers)
Total Guests
382
Passenger Decks
7
Number of Crew
302
Officers' Nationality
European
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
194
Suites
11
Balconies
157
Ocean/River View
26
Interior
Accessible
2
Onboard choice reigns — the freedom to do everything or nothing. Pamper yourself at the beauty salon. Find the perfect bauble in the boutique. Test your luck in the casino. Enjoy an invigorating workout. Curl up with a good book in the library. Or simply soak up the sun on the pool deck. At Silversea, the choice is always yours.
Tipping Policy
Fares include onboard gratuities, with the exception of gratuities for Spa services.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Silversea ships are equipped to offer wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access. Guests can use their own laptop to surf the Internet and check emails at Wi-Fi locations throughout the ship, or from the comfort and privacy of their suite. Computers, email and Internet access are also available on board at the Internet Café. However, it is important to understand that telecommunication services while at sea are via satellite and significantly different than high-speed connections on land back home. The signal travels in a similar manner to radio waves but at much greater distances. Therefore, onboard Internet access is not guaranteed at all times. Satellite communications are also affected by weather and the ship's location.

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

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

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

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

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

    Smoking is NOT allowed in:

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

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

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

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests who rely upon wheelchairs must bring their own. Please note that not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility.

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

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

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

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

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 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

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (O1) Call for Price
Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom
  • Category: O1
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 919
Two bedrooms with twin beds or queen-sized bed(s); Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; Spacious wardrobes with personal safe; Two marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower (one with full-sized Jacuzzi and water closet with bidet); Powder room; Available as a two-bedroom or one-bedroom configuration; Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Multiple remote controlled TVs/DVD players and VCR with complimentary in-suite movie channels and DVDs; Bang & Olufsen or Nakamichi 3-CD stereo; Plasma TVs; Hair dryer; Lavazza Espresso Maker; Direct-dial telephone; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; Special chocolate welcome; Afternoon canapés upon request; European bath amenities; Complimentary daily newspaper of choice; Complimentary butler service; Complimentary laundry service throughout voyage (excludes dry cleaning or "press only"); Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Dinner at Officer's Table; 1264 sq.ft.; Balcony: 280 sq.ft.; Balcony: 200 sq.ft.
Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (O2) Call for Price
Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom
  • Category: O2
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 1,264
Two bedrooms with twin beds or queen-sized bed(s); Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; Spacious wardrobes with personal safe; Two marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower (one with full-sized Jacuzzi and water closet with bidet); Powder room; Available as a two-bedroom or one-bedroom configuration; Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Multiple remote controlled TVs/DVD players and VCR with complimentary in-suite movie channels and DVDs; Bang & Olufsen or Nakamichi 3-CD stereo; Plasma TVs; Hair dryer; Lavazza Espresso Maker; Direct-dial telephone; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; Special chocolate welcome; Afternoon canapés upon request; European bath amenities; Complimentary daily newspaper of choice; Complimentary butler service; Complimentary laundry service throughout voyage (excludes dry cleaning or "press only"); Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Dinner at Officer's Table; 1264 sq.ft.; Balcony: 280 sq.ft.; Balcony: 200 sq.ft.
Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (G1) Call for Price
Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom
  • Category: G1
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 941-1,090
Rossellini Suite personalised by Isabella Rossellini; Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two bedrooms with twin beds or queen-sized bed(s); Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; Spacious wardrobes with personal safe; Two marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower (one with full-sized Jacuzzi and water closet with bidet); Powder room; Available as a two-bedroom or one-bedroom configuration; Multiple remote controlled TVs/DVD players and VCR with complimentary in-suite movie channels and DVDs; Bang & Olufsen or Nakamichi 3-CD stereo; Plasma TVs; Hair dryer; Lavazza Espresso Maker; Direct-dial telephone; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; Special chocolate welcome; Afternoon canapés upon request; European bath amenities; Complimentary daily newspaper of choice; Complimentary butler service; Complimentary laundry service throughout voyage (excludes dry cleaning or "press only"); Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Dinner at Officer's Table; Balcony: 163-176 sq.ft.
Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (G2) Call for Price
Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom
  • Category: G2
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 1,312-1,352
Rossellini Suite personalised by Isabella Rossellini; Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two bedrooms with twin beds or queen-sized bed(s); Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; Spacious wardrobes with personal safe; Two marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower (one with full-sized Jacuzzi and water closet with bidet); Powder room; Available as a two-bedroom or one-bedroom configuration; Multiple remote controlled TVs/DVD players and VCR with complimentary in-suite movie channels and DVDs; Bang & Olufsen or Nakamichi 3-CD stereo; Plasma TVs; Hair dryer; Lavazza Espresso Maker; Direct-dial telephone; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; Special chocolate welcome; Afternoon canapés upon request; European bath amenities; Complimentary daily newspaper of choice; Complimentary butler service; Complimentary laundry service throughout voyage (excludes dry cleaning or "press only"); Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Dinner at Officer's Table; Balcony: 163-176 sq.ft.
Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (R1) Call for Price
Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom
  • Category: R1
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 967-1,007
Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two bedrooms with twin beds or queen-sized bed(s); Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; Spacious wardrobes with personal safe; Two marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower (one with full-sized Jacuzzi and water closet with bidet); Powder room; Available as a two-bedroom or one-bedroom configuration; Multiple remote controlled TVs/DVD players and VCR with complimentary in-suite movie channels and DVDs; Bang & Olufsen or Nakamichi 3-CD stereo; Plasma TVs; Hair dryer; Lavazza Espresso Maker; Direct-dial telephone; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; Special chocolate welcome; Afternoon canapés upon request; European bath amenities; Complimentary daily newspaper of choice; Complimentary butler service; Complimentary laundry service throughout voyage (excludes dry cleaning or "press only"); Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Dinner at Officer's Table; Balcony: 170-176 sq.ft.
Royal Suite - 2 Bedroom (R2) Call for Price
Royal Suite - 2 Bedroom
  • Category: R2
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 1,312–1,352
Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two bedrooms with twin beds or queen-sized bed(s); Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; Spacious wardrobes with personal safe; Two marbled bathrooms with double vanity, separate shower (one with full-sized Jacuzzi and water closet with bidet); Powder room; Available as a two-bedroom or one-bedroom configuration; Multiple remote controlled TVs/DVD players and VCR with complimentary in-suite movie channels and DVDs; Bang & Olufsen or Nakamichi 3-CD stereo; Plasma TVs; Hair dryer; Lavazza Espresso Maker; Direct-dial telephone; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; Special chocolate welcome; Afternoon canapés upon request; European bath amenities; Complimentary daily newspaper of choice; Complimentary butler service; Complimentary laundry service throughout voyage (excludes dry cleaning or "press only"); Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Dinner at Officer's Table; Balcony: 170-176 sq.ft.
Silver Suite (SL) Call for Price
Silver Suite
  • Category: SL
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 653-701
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest; Sitting area and dining area; Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower; Spacious wardrobe and full-length mirror; Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; Multiple remote controlled TVs/DVD players with complimentary in-suite movie channels and DVDs; Bang & Olufsen or Nakamichi 3-CD stereo; Hair dryer; Direct-dial telephones; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Special chocolate welcome; Afternoon canapés upon request; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; European bath amenities; Complimentary laundry service throughout voyage (excludes dry cleaning or "press only"); Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Daily news summary; Dinner at Officer's Table; Balcony: 110-123 sq.ft.
Medallion Suite (ME) Call for Price
Medallion Suite
  • Category: ME
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 521
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Living room with sitting and dining area; Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower; Spacious wardrobe and full-length mirror; Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; CD player, two remote-controlled TVs with DVD player/VCR and satellite reception; Hair dryer; Direct-dial telephones; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; European bath amenities; Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Complimentary laundry service; Daily news summary; Balcony: 81 sq.ft.
Veranda Suite 4 (B4) Call for Price
Veranda Suite 4
  • Category: B4
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 345
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Radio/Alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Veranda Suite 3 (B3) Call for Price
Veranda Suite 3
  • Category: B3
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 345
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Radio/Alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Veranda Suite 2 (B2) Call for Price
Veranda Suite 2
  • Category: B2
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 345
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Radio/Alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Veranda Suite 1 (B1) Call for Price
Veranda Suite 1
  • Category: B1
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 345
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with DVD and satellite reception
  • Radio/Alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
Vista Suite (VI) Call for Price
Vista Suite
  • Category: VI
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 287
Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Sitting area; Spacious wardrobe and full-length mirror; Writing desk with personalised stationery; Dressing table; Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath; Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views; Remote-controlled TV with DVD and satellite reception; Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests.; Hair dryer; Direct-dial telephone; Fine bed linens; Plush robes and slippers; Choice of pillow; Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire; Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits, and beverages; Fresh fruit and flower arrangements; European bath amenities; Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening; Daily news summary; 287 sq.ft.
Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Cruise Only Fares are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 10
Deck 9

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite 4 (B4)
Deck 8

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite 4 (B4)
  • Veranda Suite 3 (B3)
  • Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (G2)
Deck 7

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Silver Suite (SL)
  • Medallion Suite (ME)
  • Veranda Suite 2 (B2)
  • Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (O1)
  • Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (O2)
  • Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (G2)
  • Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (R1)
  • Royal Suite - 2 Bedroom (R2)
Deck 6

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite 3 (B3)
  • Veranda Suite 2 (B2)
  • Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (G2)
  • Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (R1)
  • Royal Suite - 2 Bedroom (R2)
Deck 5

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

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

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite (VI)
Deck 10
Deck 9

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (DS)
Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (G2)
  • Superior Veranda Suite (SS)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (DS)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (O1)
  • Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (O2)
  • Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (G2)
  • Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (R1)
  • Royal Suite - 2 Bedroom (R2)
  • Silver Suite (SL)
  • Medallion Suite (ME)
  • Superior Veranda Suite (SS)
  • Vista Suite (VI)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (G1)
  • Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (G2)
  • Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (R1)
  • Royal Suite - 2 Bedroom (R2)
  • Superior Veranda Suite (SS)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (DS)
  • Classic Veranda Suite (CS)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Superior Veranda Suite (SS)
  • Classic Veranda Suite (CS)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite (VI)
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