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Athens (Piraeus)/Stockholm
90-night Grand Europe Voyage
March 30, 2022
Silversea Cruises: Silver Moon
Athens (Piraeus)/Stockholm
Vacation Offer ID 1404804
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Cruise Inclusions

  • Shore Excursions in every port
  • Transfers (between airport and ship)
  • Spacious suites- over 90% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Personalized service - nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including select wines, premium spirits and more
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities
90-night Grand Europe Voyage
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Athens (Piraeus)

Optional Private Excursions

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

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

Duration: Approx. 6 hours

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

Duration: Approx. 6 1/2 hours

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

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

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

This tour is most enchanting at sunset!

Notes:

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

Duration: Approx. 4 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the early evening return to Athens.


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

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

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

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

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

Duration: Approximately 4½ hours

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

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

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

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
03/30/2022 03/30/2022
Santorini

Optional Private Excursions

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

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duration approx. 5 1/2 hours

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

The program starts at approx. 10am. Lunch is served at 2pm.
Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours
Meet your local guide and driver as you disembark your ship this morning for a half day exploring Santorini. Drive to Fira, where you will visit the Archaeological Museum which exhibits many items from excavations across the island such as vases from the 5th century BC and items from the Minoan age. After a short stroll in Fira, you may like to drive north to Oia, the most picturesque little town of the island, with white-washed houses, windmills and caves, perched on the very edge of the cliff.

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

Highlights:
  • Drive to Fira to visit the Archaeological Museum before heading to Oia, the most picturesque little town on the island
  • Try some of the white wine produced on the island from some of the oldest vineyards in the world
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
•    Private transport by luxury car or minivan
•    An expert local guide for 4 hours
•    Entrance fees to all sights and museums
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
03/31/2022 03/31/2022
Rhodes

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!

Rhodes Town & Lindos - Full day tour

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

Our tour begins with a drive through Mandraki Harbour and the new part of the city of Rhodes. We make our way to Mount Smith to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and continue on to the ruins of ancient Rhodes. We will explore the Acropolis of Rhodes, where remains of the Temple of Apollo and the ancient Stadium of Diagoras dominate the skyline. At Porte d’ Amboise, we begin our walking tour through the old city of Rhodes, filled with historical reminders of the ancient and medieval past. We will walk through the northern part of town, where knights once lived, and view the Grand Master’s Palace and then continue our walk down Chevalier’s Road, and the shopping districts around Socratus street, where we will enjoy some free time.

Our drive continues along the picturesque coastline to Lindos, the most important of the three great cities of ancient times. Within its medieval walls, erected by the Knights of St. John, stands the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, 400 feet above the sea, crowned by the Temple of Athena. From the heights, you will have breathtaking views of St. Paul’s Bay, where the Apostle cast anchor during his voyage to Ephesus, and the Aegean Sea. If you prefer not to make the climb, you may remain below and explore the village with its many small shops and cafes. At a set time, we will all gather for a wonderful luncheon at a Restaurant by the sea, where we will enjoy an array of local Greek specialties with beverages. After lunch, we will have some free time to enjoy the beach or do some shopping in the village of Lindos prior to returning to the Port. 

Duration: approx. 8 hours

Notes:
•    The Grand Masters Palace is closed on Mondays
•    Steep, uphill walking is involved in Lindos. Guests with walking disabilities are recommended to stay in Lindos town for shopping.                                                         
•    It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.

04/01/2022 04/01/2022
Kusadasi (Ephesus)

Optional Private Excursions

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

Kusadasi Port - The Glories of Ephesus (Full Day Tour)

PORT: KUSADASI
GLORIES OF EPHESUS 
Full-Day Tour


Arrive in Kusadasi, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your full- day tour in Ephesus.

First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun. The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

Then, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

A special visit will be made to the spectacular Terrace Houses (Villas) located on top of the hill within the Ephesus. They have a fantastic view of the entire city of Ephesus. They were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians, and are finely decorated with incredible examples of mosaics and frescos. The Terrace Houses were brought to light in excavations carried out since the 1980s by a team of Austrian archeologists. Along with those in Pompeii, they constitute some of the most vivid examples of Roman domestic architecture to survive to the present.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honor, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.

Next, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant.

Last, you will visit the Ephesus Museum is an archaeological museum in Selcuk. It houses finds from the nearby Ephesus excavation site and other ancient sites in the region. Its best-known exhibit is the statue of Artemis retrieved from the Temple of the goddess in Ephesus. Highlights include the fresco of Socrates, statues and heads of Eros, crosses, coins and the works of the 1st century AD.

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before you embark your ship.

Includes:
• 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Ephesus
• Licensed professional guide in English Language
• Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
• Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
• Bottled water provided throughout the tour
• Welcome package
• VAT tax

Not Included:
• Gratuities to guide and driver
• Personal expenses of the guests
• Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
• Recommended lunch

Kusadasi Port - A Taste of Ephesus- (Half day tour)

PORT: KUSADASI
A TASTE OF EPHESUS
Half- Day Tour

Arrive in Kusadasi, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half- day of private sightseeing in Ephesus.

First, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

A special visit will be made to the spectacular Terrace Houses (Villas) located on top of the hill within the Ephesus. They have a fantastic view of the entire city of Ephesus. They were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians, and are finely decorated with incredible examples of mosaics and frescos. The Terrace Houses were brought to light in excavations carried out since the 1980s by a team of Austrian archeologists. Along with those in Pompeii, they constitute some of the most vivid examples of Roman domestic architecture to survive to the present.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honor, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.
Last, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before your embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Ephesus
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Welcome Package
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
-  VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Kusadasi Port - Ephesus & Virgin Mary House - (Half Day Tour)

PORT: KUSADASI

EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY HOUSE

Half-Day Tour

Arrive in Kusadasi, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half- day tour in Ephesus.

First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun. The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

Then, you will drive to Ephesus, enter and view the Odeon Theatre, where state affairs and concerts were held. Walk down the marble walkway and visit the Hadrian Temple. It was dedicated in 118 AD to Hadrian, Artemis, and the people of Ephesus but greatly reconstructed in the 4th century. This impressive Corinthian style temple has beautiful reliefs on the porch. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.

Next, you will proceed to the Celsus Library, The library is the best preserved structure of its kind. The inscription on the side of the building’s front staircase says that the library was build by Julius, in his father’s honour, after his death. His father, Celsus was the Roman governor of Asia Minor early in the 2nd century AD. His tomb is in the library as well.

Next, visit the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. In the 1st century AD it was successfully reconstructed and expanded by the Romans until it reached the seating capacity of 25,000. This is also the place where it is believed that St.Paul preached. It is still used for performances today.

At the end of your day, you will return to Kusadasi and have some time for shopping in town before you embark your ship.

Includes:

  • 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Ephesus
  • Licensed professional guide in English Language
  • Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour
  • Welcome package
  • VAT tax

Not Included:

  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

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

*The tour covers the main highlights of the ancient city

Tour Duration : 6-7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: High

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

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

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Ephesus and Sirince

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Kusadasi Port - Three Ancient Cities; Didyma, Miletus & Priene (Full Day Tour)
SHORE EXCURSIONS
KUSADASI
THREE ANCIENT CITIES

 
Arrive in Kusadasi,you will meet your professional guide at the port and drive to three ancient cities.
 
Your first stop will be Priene. The ancient harbor city of Priene probably changed its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is nearly 16 km away from the sea. The original place of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. Priene was laid out on a Hippodamian system of grid plan at the foot of a spectacular cliff on mount Mycale and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture.All the streets intersect at the right angles.
 
Next, visit Miletus an ancient city located near the present Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River, owed its importance to its position on trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80,000 and 100,000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Miletus seems to have produced geniuses the way Aphrodisias produced sculptors.
 
Lunch suggested at local restaurant.

Last, you will visit Didyma. The word Didyma meant "twins" and was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 m sacred road. However, this road may not have been constructed until the end of the 1C AD. In addition to pilgrimages made by sea, some festivals of drama, music and sports were held there every four years.
 
At the end of your tour, you can return to Kusadasi.
 
OUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Three Ancient Cities.
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour.
  • Welcome Package
  • VAT taxes.
OUR  PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    • At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Suggested lunch
Kusadasi Port - Biblical Tour of Ephesus ( Full Day tour)
Arrive in Kusadasi ,you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for private sightseeing.
 
First, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin is said to have lived the last years of her life. The building was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Lazartis from Smyrna based on the vision of a German nun.  The site is officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.
 
Then, visit Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis.  You will first visit Odeon Theatre where the state affairs used to be held. Then, view The Temple of Hadrian is one of the main attractions at Ephesus, with a beautiful arch on the front facade and interesting reliefs of Medusa. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.
  
Next, you will visit the newly excavated spectacular The Terrace Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus. Many of them were three-storied and had peristyles surrounded by rooms without windows but included frescoes and mosaics of mythological scenes. Some of the frescoes were scenes from the comedies of Menander and the tragedies of Euripides. They were luxuriously furnished private houses with fountains and central heating. Between the street and houses was a portico with a mosaic floor, behind which were shops.
 
Proceed to the Celsus Library is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early 2nd century AD. The Library of Celsus was commissioned by the Julius as a mausoleum for his father, Roman governor of the Asian Provinces. It is one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.

The Great Theatre, dates back to the Hellenistic period. It is one of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus which has the capacity of 25,000 seats. The theatre was used for concerts, plays and religious, political and philosophical discussions and for gladiator and animal fights. Marble Road, runs between the Library of Celsus and the theater and is a part of the sacred  walk way.  
 
Last, visit the Church of Mary that is a church of great historical significance located in Ephesus. It is also known as the Double Church, because it is thought one aisle was dedicated to the Virgin and the other to St. John, and the Council Church because the Council of Ephesus is believed to have been held here.

Lunch recommended at a local restaurant. 

Next, you will see the Basilica of St. John,where John and the Virgin Mary went between 42 and 48 AD and lived. Three hundred years after the death of Saint John, a small chapel on the Ayasuluk Hill was constructed over his grave in the 4th century AD. This church was replaced in the 6th century AD by a huge basilica built by the Emperor Justinian, the impressive ruins of which are still visible.
 
Last, visit The Temple of Artemis also known less precisely as Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to Artemis completed around 550 BC at Ephesus. The monument was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
 
At the end of your tour, you can return to Kusadasi for some shopping in town or visit one of the carpet villages along the way before embarking the ship.  If you are not interested in shopping, please advise your guide that you would like to return directly to the ship. 
  
Inclusions:
  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Ephesus
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Officially license, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    • At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Recommended lunch
 
Kusadasi Port - Ephesus & Didyma & Miletus (Full Day Tour)

Arrive in Kusadasi, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for private full day sightseeing. 

First, visit Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis.  You will first visit Odeon Theatre where the state affairs used to be held. Then, view The Temple of Hadrian is one of the main attractions at Ephesus, with a beautiful arch on the front facade and interesting reliefs of Medusa. According to the belief of Ephesians, the Medusa head on the porch, would protect the city from its enemies.
 
Next, you will visit the newly excavated spectacular The Terrace Houses on the Curetes street belonged to the rich people of Ephesus. Many of them were three-storied and had peristyles surrounded by rooms without windows but included frescoes and mosaics of mythological scenes. Some of the frescoes were scenes from the comedies of Menander and the tragedies of Euripides. They were luxuriously furnished private houses with fountains and central heating. Between the street and houses was a portico with a mosaic floor, behind which were shops.

Proceed to The Celsus Library is a Roman mausoleum and library built in the early 2nd century AD. The Library of Celsus was comissioned by the Julius as a mausoleum for his father, Roman governor of the Asian Provinces. It is one of the most beautifully reconstructed buildings in Ephesus, it has become an icon of the ancient city.

The Great Theatre, dates back to the Hellenistic period. It is one of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus which has the capacity of 25,000 seats. The theatre was used for concerts, plays and religious, political and philosophical discussions and for gladiator and animal fights. Marble Road, runs between the Library of Celsus and the theater and is a part of the sacred  walk way.  
 
Then, you will drive approximately 1½ hours to visit the ancient cities of Miletus and Didyma.
 
Lunch suggested at a local restaurant.
 
Next, visit Miletus an ancient city located near the present Akkoy at the mouth of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River, owed its importance to its position on trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia with a population of between 80,000 and 100,000. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the 6C BC philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Miletus seems to have produced geniuses the way Aphrodisias produced sculptors.
 
Last, you will visit Didyma. The word Didyma meant "twins" and was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 19 km/12 m sacred road. However, this road may not have been constructed until the end of the 1C AD. In addition to pilgrimages made by sea, some festivals of drama, music and sports were held there every four years.

OUR NET PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES 

  • 1 full day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver in Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus.
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program
  • Licensed professional  guide in English language.
  • Officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package
  • VAT taxes.
OUR NET PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
  • Suggested lunch

 

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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!

Istanbul Port - Treasures of Istanbul (Full Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL

TREASURES OF ISTANBUL

Full-Day Tour

Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your full- day of private sightseeing.

Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will take a short walk to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex also including, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, Blue Mosque.

Hagia Sophia is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time. The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous mosaics. UNESCO accepts Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.

** St. Sophia is a mosque and you need to remove your shoes and cover your head, shoulders, knees. It is advised to dress respectfully during visiting.

Lunch recommended in an old Ottoman House. You can taste delicious Turkish cuisine in a lovely garden setting.

Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. .

Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc
At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Air- conditioned luxury vehicle with professional driver
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- Welcome package
- VAT tax

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Recommended lunch

Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
BYZANTINE HIGHLIGHTS
Half-Day Tour


Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half day Byzantine Highlights tour.

First, your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire.

Hagia Sophia is mostly known as one of the most valuable and fascinating structures in the world of art and architecture. It deserves to enter to the collection of the rare works by challenging to the time. The walls of this beautiful piece of architecture are decorated with gorgeous mosaics. UNESCO accepts Hagia Sophia as The World Heritage because of architectural beauty.

** St. Sophia is a mosque and you need to remove your shoes and cover your head, shoulders, knees. It is advised to dress respectfully during visiting.

Then, you will visit the Underground Cistern, a fiant reservoir built by Justinian in the 6th century to bring water to the city to be used in the palaces. It is 70 meters wide and 140 meters long, with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water. It has 336 beautiful columns that support the cistern, two of which are carved with the head of Medusa on the plinth.

Last, you continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other.

At the end your morning experience at 1:00pm, you will return to the port and embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- Welcome Package
- VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
CULTURAL ISTANBUL
Private Full-Day Tour

Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private full- day sightseeing.

First, you will visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. Built by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan on the order of Sultan Suleiman I (Suleiman the Magnificent), the Suleymaniye Mosque dominates the third hill of old Istanbul, and is strikingly graceful and less ornate than many other imperial mosques, thus lending itself to meditation and quiet reflection.

Next, you will visit the Church of St. Saviour in Chora. After St. Sophia, St.Saviour Chora is the most important Byzantine Church in the city. It was built in the 11th century AD. The walls are decorated with breathtaking 14th century AD frescoes and mosaics. The mosaics relate to the life story of Virgin Mary and the life of Christ.

Lunch recommended at Hamdi Restaurant serving traditional Turkish Kebaps.

Then, you will discover the Egyptian Bazaar; the second largest covered market in Istanbul. It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices and herbs.

You will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc.

Visit the 16th Century palace of the Sultan’s Grand Vizier, Ibrahim Pasa, which today houses the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum.  The museum contains what many consider to be the finest collection of Islamic artifacts in the world. The museum is well laid out and contains more rare examples of ceramics, Koran cases, calligraphy, textiles, metalwork and illuminated manuscripts. Its antique carpet exhibit is renowned; the carpets, kilims and prayer rugs form one of the richest and oldest collections in the world.

 

At the end of your day, you will return to the port to embark your ship.
 

Includes:
- 1 full- day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Air- conditioned luxury VIP vehicle with a professional driver
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Bottled water provided on the vehicles.
- Welcome package
- VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary
- Recommended lunch    

Istanbul Port - Ottoman Collection - (Half-Day Tour)

PORT: ISTANBUL
OTTOMAN COLLECTION
Half - Day Tour

Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for a half - day Ottoman Collection tour.

Your private tour of Istanbul begins with a visit to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616, it is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex also including, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, Blue Mosque.

Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. 

Last, you will continue to explore ninety- two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc

At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.

Includes:
- 1 half-day of private sightseeing in Istanbul
- Licensed professional guide in English language
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
- Private Air-conditioned VIP vehicle with professional driver
- Welcome Package
- Bottled water provided throughout the tours
- VAT taxes

Not included:
- Gratuities to guide and driver

- Personal expenses of the guests
- Meals that are not indicated on the itinerary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights:

  • Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

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

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's Jewish history and culture

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Istanbul Modern Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Sabanci: Museum is closed on Mondays.

• Lady Sadberk Han Museum is closed on Wednesdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's art culture

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closed weekly days for sites/museums:

• Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

• Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.


Added Value:

*Great introduction to Istanbul's history and culture

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

*Great introduction to Sinan the Architect's masterpieces

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

Tour Duration : 7 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cruise on the Bosphorus and visit to Grand Bazaar. 

You will transfer to pier to embark your private yacht for an exciting cruise on the Bosphorus, the narrow strait of water separating the Asian and European continents and the lifeblood of Istanbul.  Passing along the shores of the Bosphorus you will view magnificent palaces, restored Ottoman villas, impressive fortresses and the waterside residences of Istanbul’s elite.  Enjoy soft drinks tea and coffee on the motor yacht and see a different perspective of Istanbul, described by a Byzantine visitor in the 12th century as “the city of the world’s desire”. Cruise takes approximately 1½hours.
 
Then, you will visit the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of handicrafts, carpets, rare jewels and souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The merchants are selling everything from antiques, home wares, books, copper ware, ceramics, gold and inexpensive souvenirs. Venture into the hidden courtyards or hans, lookout for marble fountains and ornate kiosks.  Streets are named according to the trades and the most oriental atmosphere in Istanbul is found in the bazaar.
 
At the end of your experience, approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port to embark your ship.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Bosphorus cruise on a private yacht for 1½ hours.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • VAT taxes.

Exclusions:
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit
Arrive in Istanbul,  you will meet your professional guide, outside of the terminal building at the port for your private cooking class experience at Turkish Flavours.
 
First you will embark on a culinary tour in the  Spice Market, you will stop at one of the most famous spice shops and taste the different spices that you will use during your class.  After your culinary tour in the Spice Market, you will take a local ferry to Kadikoy, on the Asian side of Istanbul  to transfer to the local home.
 

You will enjoy the workshop for your cooking experience. You will cook some traditional Turkish food with a professional chef. You will have lunch with the food you prepared and have a chance to taste what you have cooked with local wine. Put your chef hats on and get cooking! Learn authentic recipes from local experts & chefs on a one of a kind private cooking class in Istanbul.


 At the end of your experience, you will return to the port .

Inclusions:
  • Private Cooking Class experience.
  • A deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver
  • Private chauffeur driven a/c deluxe vehicle throughout the program.
  • Services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
  • Local ferry tickets.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • VAT taxes.
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul Port - Private Culinary Walking Tour ( Half Day Tour)
Arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your professional guide, holding a name sign outside of the terminal building at the port for your half day culinary adventure through the Spice Bazaar. 

You will visit the Egyptian Bazaar, the second largest covered market in Istanbul.  It was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex. The name derives from the herbs, and spices imported from or through Egypt. It is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic spices, herbs, nuts, Turkish apricots and  cavier.  Around the bazaar , you can also find the cheese shops, fruits and vegetables. 
 
After your experience, you can have a break at one of the Turkish tea shops in the bazaar area and enjoy a Turkish or herbal tea.
 
At the end of your morning visits approximately at 1:00pm, you will return to the port.
 
Afternoon at leisure.
 
Inclusions:
  • 1 half day of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Licensed professional guide in English language.
  • Services of Sea Song Tour’s English speaking, officially licensed guide throughout the tour program.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided through the tour. 
  • Welcome Package.
  • VAT taxes.
Exclusions: 
  • Gratuities to the Guide & Driver
    •  At the discretion of the guests
  • Personal expenses of the guests
Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

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

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

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

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

Added Value:

*Great introduction to the former Ottoman capital city of Edirne

*The tour covers the main highlights of the city

Tour Duration : 10-11 hours

Tour can operate: Starting mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Partial

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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Dardanelles
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Katakolon

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!

Katakolan - Olympia Tour, site of the Olympic Idea - 4 hours
Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer to the ship.

Olympia is situated in the quiet beautiful valley of the Alfios, in the territory of Pisatis. The setting, in great contrast with most Greek sites, is pastoral, green and lush. The ruins are shaded by evergreen oaks, Aleppo pines, poplars, and olive-trees. En route to Olympia, pass Pyrgos, the modern capital city of the province. Olympia was not a city, but a sacred precinct occupied exclusively by temples, dwellings for priests and officials, and public buildings in connection with the Pan-Hellenic games that were hosted there for more than a millennium. In 393 AD, the Christian Emperor Theodosius, in his crackdown of pagan festivals, closed the games and his successor had the temples destroyed. Later, the River Alfios changed its course to flow directly over the sanctuary where it remained buried under seven meters of sand and silt until the 1870s. A striking feature of the festival was the proclamation of the Ekecheiria, or Olympic Truce. Still more surprising was its almost universal observance, witness to the high prestige of the Olympic festival. Explore the archaeological site including the Stadium, the Temples of Zeus & Hera, the Ancient Wrestling House, the Altar (where the Olympic Flame of the modern times is lit), the Roman Aqueduct, the guesthouse and the workshop of the Athenian sculptor, Pheidias.

Next, visit the museum and admire the sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, the statue of Nike Peonios, and the statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. The museum also includes a rich collection of statues of the Roman emperors and objects used or dedicated by the ancient competitors.

Duration: 4 hours approx.

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

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!

Kotor: Walking Tour - 2 hours
Meet your guide at the tender pier ready for your walking tour of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by impressive medieval bulwarks which extend above the town to the fortress of Sveti Ivan, Kotor was under the rule of the Republic of Venice between 1420 and 1797 and the Venetian influence on the architecture is strong. Take a walking tour of the town passing the Watch Tower, the 12th-century Cathedral of St Tripun, the Church of St Luc and the 17th-century Prince’s Palace.

Highlights:
  • Walking tour of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Tour Duration: 2 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • An expert local guide in Kotor (2 hours)
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Kotor: Highlights of Montenegro - 8 hours
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor is surrounded by impressive medieval bulwarks. Strong Venetian influences can be seen in the architecture and a walking tour of the town reveals the Watch Tower (Sat Kula), the 12th-century Cathedral of St Tripun, the Church of St Luc and the 17th-century Prince’s Palace.
After lunch at leisure, drive over the Lov´cen mountain (the Black Mountain which gives Montenegro its name) to Cetinj. The former capital of Montenegro, Cetinj was home to Njegoš, Montenegro’s greatest poet and king. Visit the National Museum of Montenegro, and the monastery before continuing to Budva, one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Sea, dating back to the 5th century BC. In the Middle Ages when Budva was under Venetian rule, the town was fortified by powerful Venetian walls to protect against the Ottoman conquests.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor
  • Visit to the National Museum of Montenegro in Cetinj
  • Discover the Venetian influences on the historic town of Budva
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light 

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert local guide (8 hours)
  • Entrance fees to all stated sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Kotor sightseeing and kayaking in Kotor Bay
You will meet Your personal English speaking guide at the Kotor harbor for Your sightseeing of Kotor’s Old town and its numerous monuments of Medieval cultural heritage.  
You will start Your day with a guided tour of the Old Town of Kotor. You will learn more about its long history and visit the Roman-Catholic cathedral of St. Tryphon (tickets included).  
Second part of this tour is kayaking. Your guide will escort You to the person that will be at Your disposal for kayaking. That person will direct You on the suggested route from Kotor to Ljuta and will be there for You if You will have any needs or need assistance with anything. The suggested route lasts for about 1h-1h15min (one way) and it is about 7 km long. We suggest a break for lunch in the restaurant Stari Mlini (not included).   
After lunch You will return to Kotor by kayak. 

Highlights:
  • Unique sightseeing experience
  • Kayaking 
  • Personal guide
Tour Duration: up to 5-6h
Tour can operate: Morning 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Local tax for Kotor Old
  • Tickets for St. Tripun Cathedral, Our Lady of the Rocks 
  • Round transfers and boat transfer
Not Included:
  • Food, drinks
  • Tips


 
Kotor sightseeing
You will meet Your personal English speaking guide at the Kotor harbor for Your sightseeing tour of Kotor. 
You will have the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting monuments of the city such as St. Luke's Church, the Church of St. Ana, the Church of St. Mary, the Church of Our Lady of the Health, the Duke's Palace and Napoleon's Theater. These sights represent just one part of the rich treasures of the Kotor tradition. Ancient walls which stretch 4.5 kilometers directly above the city represent real historic part of the Mediterranean. 
This is the end of our services. Return to cruiser.

Highlights:
  • Unique sightseeing experience
  • Personal guide
Tour Duration: up to 2h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Local tax for Kotor Old Town, tickets for Sv. Tripun Cathedral and Maritime museum 
Not Included:
  • Food, drinks
  • Tips
Kotor sightseeing and olive oil
Your personal English speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Harbor. You will continue to Kotor for sightseeing of this beautiful town with olive oil tasting.
Kotor’s Old Town is one of the most beautiful part of Kotor. Today You will take a walk through the Old Town with Your personal guide at Your full disposal. After visit of Old town Kotor, you will have olive oil tasting in Old Mill in Lustica owned by one Montenegrin family, that groves olives and produces premium quality olive oil. Fertile soil and Mediterranean climate have created the ideal conditions for olive cultivation in Montenegro, which according to myth were God’s design. Arrival at Lustica peninsula, famous for its vast unique olive groves, it’s famous cheese in oil, dried fish, prosciutto and many more things.
On this private estate, there are 900 olive trees, some of them a century old. You will familiarize yourself with the authentic olive varieties, and your host will reveal the secret of olive oil, an essential ingredient in the Montenegrin cuisine. After tasting and visit through the estate and mills, guests will have snack made in traditional way with homemade groceries.   
This is the end of our services. We can provide transfer to Your Cruiser immediately or You can stay in town center on Your own leisure and we will provide the transfer for return to Your Cruiser on requested time.



Highlights:
  • Unique sightseeing experience 
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Personal guide
Tour Duration: up to 3h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Welcome drink
  • Snack
  • Round transfer
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips
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Zadar

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!

Zadar sightseeing, 2 hours
You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Zadar harbor for Your transfer to city center. There You will meet with Your private guide for Your private sightseeing of this ancient city full of history. 
Your tour will start with sightseeing of cultural and historic center of Zadar. During Your sightseeing, you will discover the most important sights in Zadar including Greeting the Sun installation, Sea Organ, Kalelarga's street, St. Stosias’ Cathedral and many more. 
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services.
 

Highlights:

  • Personal guide
  • Salute to the Sun
  • Sea Organ
  • History


Tour Duration: up to 2h

Tour can operate: Morning or Evening

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Light


Inclusions:

  • Private guide


Not Included:

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets
  • Tips
Zadar pick up, NP Krka, 5 hours
You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Zadar harbor for Your transfer to the Krka National Park. Upon arrival You will meet Your licensed private guide for Your tour. 
You will have private sightseeing tour of this beautiful National Park, famous for his waterfalls and untouched nature. 
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services.

 

Highlights:

  • Beautiful nature
  • Waterfalls
  • Personal guide


Tour Duration: up to 5h

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate


Inclusions:

  • Tickets
  • Private guide
  • Round transfers


Not Included:

  • Lunch
  • Tips
Zadar Skydiving adventure
You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Zadar harbor for Your transfer to Zemunik Donji where you will meet your skydiving instructor for private skydiving experience. 
The whole process of jumping and freefalling is called skydiving, and its by far one of the most satisfying feelings a human can experiance. While skydiving You feel an amazing adrenalline rush combined with a great feeling of pleasure. Skydiving in Croatia is unique because of the beautiful terrain you freefall and glide over. 
The adventure begins with a short ground preparation where your instructor will provide you with the information about the jump. Then You will board the plane with your instructor and enjoy the panoramic flight while climbing to 11,000 feet. 
After about 40 seconds of freefalling the instructor will pull the ripcord and the main canopy will deploy. From this moment you will have about 5 minutes of a beautiful panoramic canopy ride to the landing point and you can take control of the steering until your instructor brings you in to land. This experience is special because it also includes landing on beach. 
 After landing you will receive a jump certificate and a DVD Video taken with the GoPro Hero 3 Black HD camera attached to instructors hand (after You land You will have to wait for video to be prepared). 
 

Highlights:

  • Unique skydiving experience 
  • Round transfer 
Tour Duration: up to 4h
Tour can operate: Morning 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Instructor
  • Cessna 206
  • Round transfers
  • DVD Video taken with GoPro Hero 3 Black HD camera
  • Skydiving equipment and welcome drink
Not Included:
  • Lunch
  • Tips

 
Zadar Foodie tour

You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Zadar harbor for Your transfer to city center. There You will meet with Your private guide for Your sightseeing tour.  
This unique exclusive food and sightseeing tour will reveal the historic and culinary marvels of Zadar.
The tour will start with sightseeing of the cultural and historic center of Zadar. Discover the most important sights in Zadar including the Greeting the Sun installation, the Sea Organ, the Kalelarga street, St. Stosia Cathedral and many more. During the tour you will be stopping at some renowned Zadar restaurants where you will enjoy some traditional cuisine light meals and quality wines of the Zadar region.
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services. 

 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • 5 meals and drinks 
Tour Duration: up to 5h
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Transfer to city center
  • Entrances to the museums
  • 5 meals and drinks
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Gratuities and items purchased for personal use
Pag - Island of lace and salt
Your personal English speaking guide will be waiting for You at the Zadar Harbor for Your transfer to the island of Pag, the island with the longest coastline in Croatia.  Upon arrival You will proceed to Your sightseeing tour of Pag with visit to Gligor dairy. 

Your tour will start with sightseeing of cultural and historic center of Pag. During Your sightseeing You will learn about geomorphological and socio-economic characteristics of the island of Pag and cultural-historical development of the island. As a break from sightseeing You will visit Gligora dairy where You will enjoy in cheese tasting with glass of fine wine. The tour will continue with a visits to the numerous sights in Pag including: the narrow city center, Museum of salt and Pag lace museum. 
After the sightseeing Your driver will drive You back to the Zadar harbour.

 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Cheese tasting
  • Round transfer 
Tour Duration: up to 5h
Tour can operate: Morning 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Round transfers
  • Tickets 
Not Included:
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Gratuities and items purchased for personal use
National Park Plitvice lakes

You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Zadar harbor for Your transfer to National Park Plitvice Lakes.
Upon arrival, You will meet with Your private guide for a exciting day of hiking in natural beauty of National Park Plitvice Lakes. With Your guide, You will have time to discover this beautiful natural phenomenon, famous for his waterfalls and untouched nature.

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


Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Tickets 
  • Round transfer 
Tour Duration: up to 6h
Tour can operate: Morning 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

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

You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Zadar harbor for Your transfer to the town where you will meet your skipper for your private speedboat transfer to Long Island where You will enjoy an active day of snorkeling combined with a traditional lunch. 
Today You will discover the beauties of Zadar Archipelago as You dive into the crystal-clear seas of two beautiful islands just off the coast of Zadar – Long Island and Zverinac. Your active day will begin with a private speedboat transfer to Long Island, more precisely Sakarun Beach – a beautiful sandy treasure, for Your snorkeling adventure.  
After discovering some of the military tunnels from the cold war on the Island of Peace, You will continue on to the island of Zverinac for a traditional seafood lunch.  
After lunch You will return to Zadar.

 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing experience
  • Speedboat ride
  • Private guide
  • ?Snorkeling 

Tour Duration: up to 6h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions: 

  • Skipper
  • Speedboat
  • Snorkeling equipment and lunch
  • ?Round transfer

Not Included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • ?Gratuities and items purchased for personal use
Zadar tour with museums
You will meet Your personal English speaking driver at the Zadar harbor for Your transfer to city center. There You will meet with Your private guide for Your private sightseeing of this city full of history including visit to museums You prefer.
Your tour will start with sightseeing of cultural and historic center of Zadar. During Your sightseeing, You will discover the most important sights in Zadar including Greeting the Sun installation, Sea Organ, Kalelarga's street, St. Anastasias’ Cathedral and many more. During the sightseeing let Your guide know which museums are of interest to You as the tickets for selected museums are included!
The Museum of Ancient Glass contains one of the premium collections of Roman glassware outside of Italy, with a cornucopia of goblets, jars and vials retrieved from many archaeological sites across Dalmatia. Its highlights include the delicate vessels used by Roman ladies to store perfumes, skin creams and essential oils.
Return to Your Cruiser. This is the end of our services.

 
Highlights:
  • Unique sightseeing experience 
  • Personal guide
  • Round transfers
  • Sea Organ
  • History
Tour Duration: up to 2h
Tour can operate: Morning and afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private guide
  • Ticket to selected museums
  • Gratuities and items purchased for personal use
Not Included:
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
04/10/2022 04/10/2022
Venice

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Mornings

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

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

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

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


Highlights:

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

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning 

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Low

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

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

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

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Luxury Cruise in The Lagoon with Lunch
Highlights:
Enjoy a breath-taking atmosphere, discovering the Venetian Lagoon on a luxury cruise.

Today your captain will take you to a peaceful paradise to enjoy the real essence of the Venice lagoon Islands! Stop at Murano Island to visit one of the most authentic glass factories with a private demonstration. Reach Burano, famous for its lace work and colourful atmosphere and back on board, enjoy a traditional Venetian lunch of special recipes and delicacies from the sea.

Tour Duration: 6 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Water taxi at disposal and lunch
Not Included: Entrances not specified and gratuities, personal items, additional costs accumulated during the tour.
 
The Secret Corners of Venice
Highlights:
Go behind the scenes of the ‘real’ Venice with a true Veneziana...
Join your expert guide to ‘live as a local’, visiting lesser-known sights and learning about the everyday concerns of a typical citizen. As you explore Venice’s minor canals by boat, stroll through its secret piazzas and parks and see workshops where masks and gondolas are made, the ‘real’ Venice starts to come into focus.
Tour Duration: 3.5 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Water taxi
Not Included: Entrances not specified and gratuities, personal items, additional costs accumulated during the tour.
04/11/2022 04/12/2022
Koper

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!

Koper pick up, Slovenian Coastal Town Tour, 4 hours
Today Your tour will start with coastal transfer from Koper. You will have transfer to Piran and you will be passing Izola and Portoroz with a photo stop near Izola.

A scenery ride all along the Slovenian coast, including historical cities of Koper, Izola, Piran and most renowned Slovenia tourist resort, Portoroz. Highlight of the trip will be the visit of picturesque Piran, which is waiting for you with its medieval Venetian inspired atmosphere. All the time you will be accompanied by a professional tour guide, which will make you fall in love with Slovenia.

Highlights:
  • The city of Koper
  • Sightseeing of Piran
  • Personal guide
  • Unique history
Tour Duration: up to 4h
Tour can operate: Morning or evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Inclusions: 
  • Personal guide
  • Transfers with Mercedes Class Car
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Price excludes entrance fees (paid on the spot)
Koper pick up, Ljubljana City Tour, 6 hours
You will meet Your personal English-speaking guide and driver in the Koper harbor for Your unique tour – Today You will enjoy in sightseeing of Ljubljana
This amazing tour will take you through the Ljubljana old town. During this 3-hour guided walk you will familiarize yourself with the city, local stories, architecture and history of the Slovene nation.
With an easy walk to Preseren Square you will go on a relaxed walking journey with your private guide around downtown. After crossing the Three Bridges and visiting the farmer’s market, take the cable car to visit Ljubljana Castle. If you are feeling brave climb the tower in the castle and admire the Ljubljana basin surrounded by Alpine peaks (optional). Afterwards you will discover the Old Town and enjoy its Renaissance and Baroque facades, decorated portals and vaulted atriums, squeezed between the castle hill and the Ljubljanica River.


Highlights:
  • Personal guide
  • Sightseeing of Ljubljana
  • Ljubljana castle and funicular
Tour Duration: up to 6h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Inclusions: (include any info regarding transportation to/from the Cruise ship in this section)
  • Tickets to Ljubljana castle and funicular
  • Transfers with Mercedes E Class / V class
Not Included:
  • Tips
  • Lunch
Koper: Tour to Lake Bled & Ljubljana - 8h

Description: Discover Slovenia`s most spectacular sites – the iconic Bled and beloved capital city Ljubljana.
  
Highlights:

  • Bled Castle

  • Pletna boat ride

  • Ljubljana old town

  • Ljubljana castle


Inclusions:

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private transport in a modern A/C vehicle

  • All traffic related costs

  • Organization

  • Water on board


Not Included:

  • Entrance fees (Bled castle, pletna boat ride)

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses

 
Tour Duration: 8h
Tour can operate: morning departure
Wheelchair Accessible: no
Physical Activity Level: moderate


Good to know:

  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes

  • Temperatures in the mountain regions tend to be slightly lower compared to those in the capital city and on the coast.


Schedule and timings are adjusted to your wishes and preferences considering available time frames.

Koper: Tour to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle - 8h

Description: The mystic undergroun of the Postojna Cave, most notorious kast cave in the world, with Predjama Castle, listed among the Guinnes World Records as the largest cave castle, and home to the local »Robin Hood«, the brave robber baron Erazem.
 
Highlights:

  • Postojna Cave

  • Predjama Castle
     

Inclusions:

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private transport in a modern A/C vehicle

  • All traffic related costs

  • Organization
     

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees (Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle)

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses


Tour Duration: 7h (flexible)
Tour can operate: morning departure
Wheelchair Accessible: no
Physical Activity Level: moderate


Good to know:

  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes

  • A jacket or sweater is advisable, since the temperatures in the cave are around 12° C


Schedule and timings are adjusted to your wishes and preferences considering available time frames.

Koper: Tour to Piran, Skocjan Caves & Lipica - 8h

Description: UNESCO karst attraction – the Skocjan Caves with fantastic undergroun natural phenomena followed by a visit of the Secovlje salt pans, the natural reserve.
 
Highlights:

  • Piran old town

  • Skocjan Caves

  • Lipica stud farm

  • Prosciutto & Wine tasting


Inclusions:

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private transport in a modern A/C vehicle

  • All traffic related costs

  • Organization
     

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees (Skocjan Caves, Lipica stud farm, Prosciutto & Wine tasting)

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses

 
Tour Duration: 8h (flexible)
Tour can operate: morning departure
Wheelchair Accessible: no
Physical Activity Level: moderate


Good to know:

  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes

  • A jacket or sweater is advisable, since the temperatures in the cave are around 12° C


Schedule and timings are adjusted to your wishes and preferences considering available time frames.

Koper: Slovenian Coast Roundtrip (Piran, Izola, Koper) - 4h

Description:
 
A scenic ride along the Slovenian Coast.
 
Highlights:

  • Koper, the urban and administrative center of the Slovenian Coast

  • The charming Piran with medieval streets & piazzas

  • Amazing views on the Adriatic and the Alps

Inclusions:

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private transport in a modern A/C vehicle

  • All traffic related costs

  • Organization
     

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees/tickets

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses
     

Tour Duration: 4h
Tour can operate: flexible departure
Wheelchair Accessible: no
Physical Activity Level: basic to moderate

 
Schedule and timings are adjusted to your wishes and preferences considering available time frames!

Koper: Ljubljana, the Capital - 8h

Description:
 
Ljubljana – the beloved. It has it all – big European capital city vibe yet intimate and genuine touch.
 
Highlights:
 

  • The castle hill

  • The city market

  • Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture

  • Masterful creations by the architect Jože Ple?nik

 
Inclusions:

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Transfer in a modern A/C vehicle

  • All traffic related costs

  • Water on board

  • Organization

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees/tickets - (Ljubljana castle ticket, Funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljanica river wooden boat ride)

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses


Tour Duration: 8h
Tour can operate: flexible departure
Wheelchair Accessible: no
Physical Activity Level: basic to moderate

 
Schedule and timings are adjusted to your wishes and preferences considering available time frames!

Koper: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle and Ljubljana, the Capital - 8h

Description: One of the most charming and greenest capital cities plus the world famous underground karst cave..
 
Highlights:

  • Postojna Cave

  • Ljubljana Old town

  • Ljubljana Castle

Inclusions:

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private transport in a modern A/C vehicle

  • All traffic related costs

  • Organization
     

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees (Postojna Cave, Funicular to Lj. Castle,...)

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses

Tour Duration: 8h
Tour can operate: morning departure
Wheelchair Accessible: no
Physical Activity Level: moderate


Good to know:

  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes

  • A jacket or sweater is advisable, since the temperatures in the cave are around 12° C

Schedule and timings are adjusted to your wishes and preferences considering available time frames.

Koper: Koper and Slovenian Istria - 8h

Description:
 
Charming Slovenian Istria with its rich cultural and historical heritage.  
 
Highlights:
 

  • The medieval town of Koper

  • The beautiful Istrian landscape and its atmosphere in the picturesque villages

  • Hrastovlje (Holy Trinity Church)

  • Padna
  • ?Olive oil tasting (optional)

 
Inclusions:

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Transfer in a modern A/C vehicle

  • All traffic related costs

  • Organization
     

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees/tickets

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses
     

Tour Duration: 8h
Tour can operate: flexible departure
Wheelchair Accessible: no
Physical Activity Level: basic to moderate

 
Schedule and timings are adjusted to your wishes and preferences considering available time frames!

Koper: Skocjan Caves & Secovlje Salt Pans - 8h

Description:
 
UNESCO karst attraction – the Skocjan Caves with fantastic underground natural phenomena followed by a visit of the Secovlje salt pans, the natural reserve. 
 
Highlights:
 

  • The Skocjan Caves, UNESCO Karst natural site

  • Secovlje salt pans, the natural reserve

 
Inclusions:

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Transfer in a modern A/C vehicle

  • All traffic related costs

  • Water on board

  • Organization

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees/tickets (Skocjan Caves, Se?ovlje Salina Nature Park)

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses


Tour Duration: 8h
Tour can operate: flexible departure
Wheelchair Accessible: no
Physical Activity Level: basic to moderate

 
Schedule and timings are adjusted to your wishes and preferences considering available time frames!


 

04/13/2022 04/13/2022
Split

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Highlights:

  • Diocletian's palace
  • Private guide
  • Underground halls

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

Inclusions:

  • Private guide
  • Tickets to Underground halls

Not Included:

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

Highlights:
  • Walk through the Palace of the Emperor of Diocletian and the many charming piazzas and narrow cobblestone streets
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
•    Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
•    An expert local guide (4 hours)
•    Entrance fees
•    All taxes

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

 
04/14/2022 04/14/2022
Bari

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!

Bari: Polignano a Mare & Monopoli - 5 hours
Today you will have the chance to visit Polignano a Mare, a shining gem on the coast of the Valle d’Itria, perched atop a 20 metre-high limestone cliff above the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic.

Continue to Monopoli, whose history has been thoroughly influenced by its east-facing position and its fortified sea-front walls and castle. Visit the colourful street market, the cathedral and the elegant bell tower that is over 60 metres high, completely dominating the town below.

Walk down the sea front promenade, where you will visit the church of Santa Maria della Zaffira and take a look at Monopoli’s harbour with it’s fishermen mending their nets or unloading the day's catch.

Highlights:
  • Perched atop a 20 metre-high limestone cliff Polignano a Mare makes for a fascinating stop
  • Walk along Monopoli’s sea-front promenade, with its colourful street market and fishermen unloading the day’s catch  
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

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

Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Bari: Locorotondo & Alberobello - 5 hours
You will visit Locorotondo where you will see the architecture typical of the region with white-washed, stone buildings with cool, shaded, cave-like interiors, narrow streets and churches. The town also features several community squares, each of which are built on the edge of the hill allowing for some spectacular views.

Afterwards you will visit Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alberobello represents the heart of the Itria Valley. The city was founded in the 15th-century by the Counts of Acquaviva. The image of the trullo in Alberobello has always been associated with Puglia, where the deep roots of Alberobello act as one of the most typical expressions of the area. The trullo is a construction with a central round or square base of dry stone and at its summit a cone-shaped roof.

Highlights:
  • Visit Locorotondo, whose historical centre contains charming white-washed stone buildings
  • Explore Alberobello the UNESCO World Heritage Site characterised by the Trullo cone-shaped roofs
Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide throughout (5 hours)
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Bari: Ancient Matera - 8 hours
Spend a full day soaking up the unique ambience of Matera. Venture down the steep streets that crisscross Barisano and Caveoso, the two districts of Matera's sassi (literally the "stones"). Visit a house furnished as it would have been when as many as ten people lived with their animals in one or two rooms. Explore the chiese rupestri, or rock churches, some of which still have their original fresco decorations. After lunch on your own, head out on an easy hike along the opposite ridge of the ravine on which Matera is built and discover some of the rock churches that dot the countryside.

Please note: Matera involves steep walking

Highlights:
  • Soak up the unique ambience of Matera and its ancient centre 
  • Hike to discover the nearby rock churches that dot the countryside
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate (Matera involves steep walking)

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide throughout (8 hours)
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Bari: Highlights of Puglia & Cheese Tasting - 8 hours
Today you will meet your English-speaking guide for a full day excursion of “Valle d’Itria”. You will visit Alberobello which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was founded in the 15th-century by the Counts of Acquaviva. The image of the trullo in Alberobello has always been associated with Puglia. The trullo is a construction with a central round or square base of dry stone and a con-shaped roof.

Afterwards you will visit Locorotondo where you will see the architecture typical of the region with white-washed, stone buildings with cool, shaded, cave-like interiors, narrow streets and churches. The town also features several community squares, each of which are built on the edge of the hill allowing for some spectacular views.

Next visit to a local cheese production where you will see the different phases of how different cheeses are made. After the visit you will enjoy an informal cheese tasting with a buffet where you will taste the local products.

Finally, visit Polignano a Mare, shining gem on the coast of the Valle d’Itria, perched atop a 20 metre-high limestone cliff above the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic, Polignano a Mare truly lives up to its name and literally could not be any more ‘at sea’!

Highlights:
  • Tour the charming and architecturally impressive villages of Alberobello and Locorotondo
  • Experience the authentic taste of Puglia with a cheese tasting that includes various local products
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 throughout (8 hours)
  • Cheese tasting
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
04/15/2022 04/15/2022
At Sea
04/16/2022 04/16/2022
Valletta
04/17/2022 04/17/2022
Taormina (Giardini Naxos)

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!

Giardini Naxos: Greek Taormina Walking Tour - 3 hours
Meet your expert local guide today for the ascent up to the wonderful town of Taormina which has overlooked Mount Etna since Greek times. Perched atop a high cliff, Taormina seems to float above the azure waters of the Bay of Naxos. The air in Sicily’s most glamorous spot is perfumed with the scent of orange and lemon blossom, and here you’ll find narrow streets full of local colours and flavour.
 
Explore this little corner of paradise today with your guide. A stroll through Taormina’s main street, Corso Umberto, reveals numerous chic stores and a wealth of historic interest. Visit the Greek Theatre, whose unparalleled position offers spectacular views of Mt. Etna and the surrounding landscape.

Highlights:
  • Take in the incredible views from the town of Taormina, which overlooks the Bay of Naxos
  • Wonder through Taormina's charming streets and visit the Greek Theatre
Tour Duration: 3 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light 

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan transfers between Giardini Naxos and Taormina
  • An expert English-speaking guide throughout (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Greek Theatre
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Giardini Naxos: Syracuse & Ortigia Island - 8 hours
The city of Syracuse, birthplace of Archimedes, was once described by Cicero as: "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." What began as a small Greek outpost would eventually become one of the most prosperous and powerful states in the entire ancient world.
 
From here take a short drive to the Neapolis to visit the Greek theatre, one of the most important examples of ancient theatre architecture in the world and once the centre of Siracusan life. Testament to its stature, it is said that famous Greek playwright Aeschylus once premiered works here. Sights also include the Roman Amphitheatre and the Latonia del Paradiso, the impressive ancient stone quarries and caves - the most famous of which was named "the Ear of Dionysius" by Caravaggio for its peculiar acoustic qualities.
 
A highlight of your day will be exploring the island of Ortigia, one of Sicily's most picture-perfect destinations and known for its beautiful white baroque architecture and the 5th century BC Temple of Athena.

Highlights:
  • Explore the beautiful city of Syracuse
  • Visit the Greek theatre at Neapolis, one of the most important examples of ancient theatre architecture in the world
  • Discover the charming island of Ortigia
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide throughout (8 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Neopolis Site
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Giardini Naxos: Catania and Piazza Armerina - 8 hours
Enjoy two sides of Sicily today: modern life and ancient history. First stop of the day is the city of Catania, which sits at the foot of Mount Etna. Discover the very vibrant morning fish market and the many baroque buildings in the city built using the lava stones of Etna.
From here, continue into the beautiful, rural landscapes of central Sicily and the town of Piazza Armerina. Here you will visit the site of Villa Romana del Casale, considered to be one of the finest examples of aristocratic dwellings from the Western Roman Empire, both in terms of beauty and complexity. While little remains of the structure today, an unparalleled series of mosaics depict scenes from mythology, hunting and Roman domestic lifestyle in exquisite detail.

Highlights:
  • Explore the city of Catania,including the morning fish market and the many buildings in the city built using the lava stones of Etna.
  • Explore central Sicily and the town of Piazza Armerina, where you will visit the site of Villa Romana del Casale
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide throughout (8 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Villa Romana del Casale
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
04/18/2022 04/18/2022
Palermo
04/19/2022 04/19/2022
Sorrento

Optional Private Excursions

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

Sorrento - Picturesque Positano - 8 hours

Cruise along the Amalfi Drive with your local guide, a proud Campanian, for a trip to the 'vertical village' of Positano. Explore this jumble of colorful cottages clinging to the cliff and revel in its panoramic views...
Today's journey takes you on a short, but stunning trip along one of the world's prettiest coastlines - the Amalfi Drive. The roads and the tunnels represent a feat of engineering that links remote seaside villages once only accessible by boat; leave the winding roads to your guide and focus your attention on the craggy cliffs, lush forests and glittering sea. As you make your way to Positano, get all the insider insight on the local history, the colorful Amalfitani and the most photographed fishing village in Italy. Nothing can really prepare you for the sight of this seaside resort climbing a cliff beside the azure Tyrrhenian Sea; famed American writer Steinbeck said it best when he said "Positano bites deep." Its dizzying heights, hairpin curves, relentless sun and miles of uneven stairs heighten the senses and make every experience more intense. Enjoy a day of leisure exploring the town: wander through its quaint stairways and alleys, indulge in fresh-off-the-hook seafood and delicacies alla Amalfitana, browse the shops and delicatessens and linger over the view before returning to Sorrento Port. 
(Tour duration: 8 hours)

Highlights:

  • Meet your local expert drivet portside and begin a day exploring the coastline.
  • During your trip you will have the chance to explore Positano.
  • Enjoy the shopping, relaxing area, and fantastic seafood dishes that Positano has to offer.
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A l driver at disposal for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.
Ruins of Pompeii

Highlights:
Relive the days of Ancient Rome in the eerie ruins of Pompeii…
Join your driver to venture down the peninsula to Pompeii. This once vibrant port town comes to life as your guide shares intriguing tales and you discover its basilicas and baths, its elaborate mosaics, detailed frescoes and private homes. This insightful tour will give you a unique glimpse of life for the average Roman.

Tour Duration: 5 hours, Guided tour in Pompeii: 2,5 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A driver for transportation to and from the port
  • A local expert tour guide for the duration of the tour
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 34-foot private motorboat (or similar) with English-speaking skipper (8 hours)
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Exclusive Pizza Cooking Lesson at Villa Ida
Highlights:
Experience a master class in Neapolitan pizza at a quaint villa outside Sorrento

Villa Ida is a quintessential Sorrento home with lemon trees in pots around the pool. Join your chef in the rustic kitchens and learn the secret to making authentic Neapolitan pizza and a tasty dessert. Lunch is served at the family table either under the pergola or by the fire with a side of stories filled with local color.

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire

Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Pizza cooking lesson and lunch
Not Included: Entrances not specified and gratuities, personal items, additional costs accumulated during the tour.

04/20/2022 04/21/2022
Rome (Civitavecchia)

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low 

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide in Rome (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Capitoline Museums and Villa Borghese
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Discover artistic Rome on a vintage Vespa
Highlights:
Today go off the beaten track and discover the arty side of Rome on a vintage Vespa!
The Eternal City is not just ancient ruins and baroque churches as it has recently experienced a boom in Street Art! Discover the contemporary vibes of Rome with your local guide on a Vespa, admiring the unforgettable street art and the neighborhoods of Tor Marancia, Porto Fluviale, Garbatella, Ostiense and many more! Do not forget your camera, you will go hunting for murals in the most unconventional neighborhoods of Rome.

Tour Duration: 8 hours, Vespa tour: 4 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Easy

Inclusions:
  • One guide per Vespa
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

 
Painting with Caravaggio for Kids
Highlights:
Interactive experiences like this hands-on workshop keep kids engaged & entertained…
Engage your childs natural curiosity and give them deeper insight into the art they have seen while in Rome, like Caravaggios painting of St. Jerome with an eerie skull in the Villa Borghese. During this hands-on workshop (with or without parent participation), our resident art experts will teach children from 10 and up more about Caravaggios technique – like his dramatic use of lighting known as chiaroscuro – and help them create their own masterpiece to take home. Enjoy some time to enjoy a pizza lunch and some time at leisure before heading back to Civitavecchia port!
 

Tour Duration: 8 hours, workshop: 2 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Transfer and workshop
Not Included: Entrances not specified and gratuities, personal items, additional costs accumulated during the tour.




 
04/22/2022 04/22/2022
Corsica (Ajaccio)
04/23/2022 04/23/2022
Florence/Pisa (Livorno)

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

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

Tour can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

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


Exclusions:

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

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

Highlights:

Casanova Winery
San Gimignano

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

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

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

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

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

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights:

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

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

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

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

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

Back to livorno port in itme to catch the ship.

 

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning  

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Ornellaia Wine Tasting & Lunch
Highlights:
Enjoy a private tour of one of Italy’s premier Super Tuscan wineries.
Today you’ll have the opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of award-winning winery Ornellaia and take a closer look at the production process and learn more about this iconic Italian brand. After a private tour of the vineyards, cantina and cellar, enjoy a special lunch cooked by their chef. Along with a four-course meal of local delicacies, sample a selection of 5 estate’s celebrated wines.

Tour Duration: 6 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Tasting and Lunch 
Not Included: Entrances not specified and gratuities, personal items, additional costs accumulated during the tour.

 

 
Customize your Fragrance in Florence
Highlights:
Travel to Florence to enjoy a very special perfume experience with your local expert right in the heart of Florence!

Smell is where spontaneous emotions and feelings are born. Nothing works better than a perfume when it comes to bringing back memories. Venture from Livorno Port to Florence for a custom experience: with the help of our master perfumers you will compose your precious blend of aromas, containing your favorite scents; flowers, resins, flashes of citrus, pungent spices, aromatic woods, warm oriental notes and many more to choose from for your own personalized fragrance that you can take home with you.  The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure!

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Transfer and personalized fragrance
Not Included: Entrances not specified and gratuities, personal items, additional costs accumulated during the tour.

 
04/24/2022 04/24/2022
Portofino
04/25/2022 04/25/2022
Monte Carlo

Optional Private Excursions

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

Monaco & Eze - Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Monaco & Eze Shore Excursion

9:00 am: Be met at the pier of your boat.

Enjoy a walking tour of Monaco to view the Prince’s palace, the cathedral, Princess Grace's tomb, and to learn more about the history of this mythical city. Afterwards, visit the heart of Monte-Carlo with its Casino and the Hôtel de Paris. This tiny capital (nicknamed “the Rock”) is built into the mountainside and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera. There are sumptuous boutiques with the latest fashions, palatial luxury hotels, and very chic restaurants. You can visit the Prince's Palace, which was built on the site of a 13th-century Genovese fortress. Admire the splendor of the 16th-century Italian Gallery, the Louis XV lounge, and the 17th-century Palatine Chapel. Time permitting you could also visit the Oceanographic Museum that was inaugurated by Prince Albert I in 1910. Inside you will discover an amazing collection of marine life.

Drive on to the perched, medieval village of Eze that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The fortified castle’s ruins, sitting on a narrow, rocky peak, still crown this ancient village. The beach in the "baie d'Eze" is easily accessible and is shaded by pine-trees that grow down almost to the water's edge. To reach the entrance, take the small, rocky path and admire the splendid view of the gardens that surround the Château de la Chèvre d'Or. You will be seduced by the marvels of Eze: Small, narrow roads, archways and superbly restored stone houses, shady squares and refreshing ancient fountains. The numerous artisans’ boutiques are hard to resist. The two lookout towers at the entrance, the doorway and the gunboat are all listed as historic monuments.

5:00 pm: Return to your hotel.
Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Tour can operate: Any Day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes

Not Included:
Tips
Lunch or dinner


 

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours
Monaco & Nice Shore Excursion. This excursion is perfect for those who wish to discover the chic French Riviera: in Monte-Carlo, you will get a glimpse of the glamorous Riviera and get closer to the myth of the Actress-Princess: Grace Kelly! Pursue this excursion with the beautiful city of Nice on the Riviera. You will be impressed by the colors of its market and during this afternoon you could visit Matisse Museum showing an important collection of the painter.
 

9:00 am: Be met at the foot of your cruise ship.

Enjoy a walking tour of Monaco to view the Prince’s palace, the cathedral, Princess Grace's tomb, and to learn more about the history of this mythical city. Afterwards, visit the heart of Monte-Carlo with its Casino and the Hôtel de Paris. Monaco is situated on the Cote d'Azur, between Cap d'Ail and Menton, only a few kilometers from the Italian Riviera. This tiny capital (nicknamed “the Rock”) is built into the mountainside and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera. Admire the splendor of the 16th-century Italian Gallery, the Louis XV lounge, and the 17th-century Palatine Chapel. Do not miss the Oceanographic Museum that was inaugurated by Prince Albert I in 1910. Inside you will discover an amazing collection of marine life. Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant.

During the afternoon, go to Nice. The green pines happily rub shoulders with the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and that of the sky. It is easy to see why the Côte d’Azur fascinates so many people. Many of the artists, painters, writers, sculptors and musicians who contributed to the city’s fame, have museums here, dedicated to their works. You will view the luxurious Belle Époque-style residences, including the fabulous Négresco palace, built on the sea front. The Négresco, whose dome can be admired from the Promenade des Anglais, is the finest example of Belle Époque architecture. Visit the Russian Church (not available on Sunday mornings). Enjoy a walking tour of the old town. The streets, with names that evoke ancient guilds, such as “goldsmith” or “bankers,” are full of boutiques and shoppers.

5:00 pm: Return to your ship or to your hotel.
Tour Duration: 8 hours.


Tour can operate: Any Day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate.

Included:
Deluxe minivan that can carry up to 6 passengers
Professional English-speaking guide-driver who will chauffeur you on your sightseeing-tour and is licensed to guide and accompany you on walking tours as well as into museums and monuments.
24-hour assistance available during your stay
All taxes
Entrance fees to the Prince's Palace: €10

Not Included:
Tips
Lunch or dinner

 
Monaco: Glamorous Cote d’Azur – 8 hours
Spend a day exploring the principality of Monte Carlo and the mountains and coast that surround it. Start with a drive along the famous Corniche road to Eze, a medieval village perched dramatically on the clifftop, 1,400 feet above the Mediterranean Sea and affording splendid panoramic views along the coast. Learn more about Eze and you wander through narrow winding streets, hidden courtyards, archways and tiny boutiques.

Afterwards, drop back down to sea level and the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to walk around the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, set in stunning private gardens. Béatrice de Rothschild commissioned the villa and filled it with a breath-taking collection of porcelain, artwork and furniture during her life. After your tour you will be privately transferred back to your cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Take in panoramic views of the Riviera from the medieval clifftop village of Eze
  • Admire the breath-taking private gardens and porcelain collection at the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light


Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
     
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
04/26/2022 04/26/2022
Provence (Marseille)

Optional Private Excursions

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

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


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

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

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

 
Marseille Shore Excrusion - Alpilles - 8 hours

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

HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • Saint Remy

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

  • Baux de provence

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


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


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

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

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

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

End of the tour at your ship 

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 
04/27/2022 04/27/2022
Palamos

Optional Private Excursions

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

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

7 hour tour

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


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

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

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.
Girona has other key pieces of religious architecture, like the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. The convent of Sant Doménech, built in Gothic style and clear example of the importance of the religious orders in the colonization and re-population of Catalonia during the Middle Ages, stands amid gardens.

This historical period is also home to important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. You will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and Cabbalistic studies in the Bonastruc Saporta center. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.

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

In Girona, there is The Bonastruc ça Porta Centre, located in the emblematic building that housed the last synagogue of Girona, is currently the home of the Museum of the History of the Jews and the Nahmanides Institute for Jewish studies.
Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola. 
Palamos: Girona & Dali Figueres Full Day Excursion
Drive to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta Jewish center, the arab baths and the gothic cathedral. Afterwards to Figueres to visit the Dali fascinating surrealist Theater-museum, a monument to the artist´s fervid imagination.  

9 hour tour

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

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

To this historical period belongs important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. So, you will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centres of cabbalistic studies in the Bonastruc Saporta center. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.
Nearby, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

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

The Dalí Theatre-Museum is without doubt, one of the historical milestones that has left the greatest mark on the character of the town. Situated in the old municipal theatre, is one of the main cultural places to see in the city. Designed by the artist himself, it holds an important exhibition, which, through numerous works, allows you to take a trip through the career of the main considered a master of Surrealism. The site was extended with the Torre Galatea, where the artistic genius died. 
Palamos: Barcelona Full Day Excursion
Visit the Santa Eulalia Cathedral, the Gothic and Jewish Quarter, the old Synagogue and Las Ramblas walking promenade. Drive to the Montjuic Mountain with lovely views over the city and Ports, and afterwards to the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family).

9 hour tour

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



The cathedral is situated on the site of a Paleochristian basilica. Construction began during the Romanesque period but was finally completed during the Gothic period, which is the dominant style. The interior naves are at nearly the same height, which causes the impression of being in a single site. The dome base is covered on the inside with handcrafted woodwork. The door from the cloister to the cathedral and the chapel of Santa Lucía are of great interest.
 
Its early city center, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvelous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.

The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family) are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city.

One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the bird and flower stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way.

Some of these modern facilities are the inheritance from the 1992 Olympics. Their mark can also be seen on the hill at Montjuïc, beside the monumental work from the 1929 World Exhibition. The Plaça d'Espanya, the Magic Fountain, the Palau Nacional and the Olympic Ring are a few of its most important works. The Olympic Stadium, the Calatrava Tower and the Sant Jordi Sports Center.

On today’s l’Arc de Sant Ramon Street –then Escola dels Franceses or dels Banys Freds (Cold Baths)– the Synagogue was erected with permission in 1306, bringing together the residents of French origin. The site of the older Call of Barcelona –the Call Major– is located between l’Arc de Sant Ramon, Call, Bisbe and Sant Sever Streets. In the mid-13th century, the geographic space designated to the Jewish community was amplified. On the outskirts of what is today the Church of Sant Jaume, the Call Menor (Minor) sprouted and thrived.
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Optional Private Excursions

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

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

 

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

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

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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



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

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

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

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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



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

 

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Visit the Park Güell inside, the gothic and Jewish quarters, the cathedral and the old Synagogue inside, the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family).
 
8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port

 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, situated on the site of a Paleochristian basilica. Construction began during the Romanesque period but was finally completed during the Gothic period, which is the dominant style. The interior naves are at nearly the same height, which causes the impression of being in a single site. The dome base is covered on the inside with handcrafted woodwork. The door from the cloister to the cathedral and the chapel of Santa Lucía are of great interest.
 
The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family) are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city. The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. Work to complete this great church still continues today.
One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. 

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

 

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided or just with the driver; one drink or dinner.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


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

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

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

 

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & apperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

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

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

 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Bike Tour

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

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

 

Included: Transportation by Bike in the city center; Guided Tour; Refreshment

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

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

 

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

 

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

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas, wine & Market)

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

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


Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; 

Not Included: Tapas on own or other services not specified

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

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

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

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

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

 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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

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


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

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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

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

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

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

Included: Cooking class & a meal with drinks.

Not Included: Any other services not specified



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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & aperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


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

 
Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona. Receive a warm greeting at the port from your private guide and driver and commence your half-day tour with a visit to Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece; the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia. Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be completed until 2028!

Continue on to Parc Guell, a beautiful municipal garden with a superb panoramic view over the city; the focal point is a colourful sea-serpent-shaped central terrace. Visit the gatehouse where Gaudi lived during his later years which is now a museum dedicated to him. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.

Highlights:
  • Visit the impressive, but still unfinished Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of the Catalan architect
  • Wander through Parc Guell, the UNESCO World Heritage Site considered Gaudi's most colourful creation

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Parc Guell is not recommended for people with mobility issues and is inaccessible for wheelchair users. Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver and guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in Europe! Receive a warm greeting at the port by your private guide and driver and commence your full-day tour with a visit to Gaudi's masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia.  Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028! 

Next, visit Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi's most colourful creations.  Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi's Casa Batlló and Casa Mila from the outside, with its brilliant wave-like façade.

After lunch, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter.  Here you will visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter's earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.

Highlights:
  • Walk the labyrinthine alleys of the medieval Gothic Quarter to find architectural gems like the Church of Santa Maria del Mar
  • Admire the Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum, where some of the artist's earliest works are housed

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
04/29/2022 04/29/2022
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

Included: 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

Included: 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. 
04/30/2022 04/30/2022
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 and the Almudin building from outside, 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

Included: 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: Historical Valencia Half Day City Tour

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



 
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: Artistic 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

Included: 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.
 
05/01/2022 05/01/2022
Cartagena (Spain)

Optional Private Excursions

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

Cartagena: Historical Half Day City Tour

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



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

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


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


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

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

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


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

 
05/02/2022 05/02/2022
Malaga

Optional Private Excursions

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

Malaga: Artistic Half Day City Tour

We will visit the Picasso museum, Church of Santiago, Plaza de la Merced, Picasso House, Larios street, Roman theatre, Pasaje Chinitas and finally taste some of Malaga’s sweet wines.

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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



Inhabited for more than 2,000 years by different Mediterranean civilizations, Málaga is today a city which combines tradition and modernity. Stretching below the watchful eye of the Castle of Gibralfaro is a lively and bustling city crammed with beautiful corners, such as the Alameda Principal, the gardens of Puerta Oscura and Pedro Luis Alonso, the Park, and the beach promenade.
Historic Málaga offers countless spots and corners full of local colour. The Merced square, dominated by the Monument to Torrijos and where the house in which the famous painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born is situated. A tour of the historic quarter must take in the busy Pasaje de Chinitas, the old streets of the former jewish quarter and calle Larios, the old town's main thoroughfare.
Established in 1490, Santiago is Málaga's oldest church and it was built on the site of a former mosque. Only the central entrance in the Mudéjar style remains of the original façade. The square tower in the same style was conceived as a separate minaret and was attached to the church in the 16th century. From Calle Granada, a beautiful Almohad sebka (a grid of rhombuses) cloth can be seen in one of its sections. Pablo Ruiz Picasso, the brilliant painter who revolutionised 20th century art, was baptised here in 1881.
Pablo Picasso, the most important painter of the 20th century, was born in 1881 at number 15 Plaza de la Merced. Declared a Historic/Artistic Monument of National Interest in 1983, Casa Picasso began by occupying the first floor and now occupies the entire building. The property nestles in the architectural complex known as Casas de Campos (Rural Houses) where Don José Ruiz Blasco and Maria Picasso, Pablo Ruiz Picasso's parents, lived.  
Málaga's Roman Theatre is one of the remaining symbols of Roman Hispania in the city. In addition to the theatre itself, it has a modern interpretation centre where new technologies present the life and customs of the time. The Theatre has also been returned to its original use and different types of shows take place inside.
 
Buenavista Palace houses a permanent collection showing eight decades of work by Pablo Picasso, who was born in Málaga in 1881. The collection conveys the rigor and creativity of an artist who is essential to understand the history of Western art. Further, temporary exhibitions delve into the artistic context, while the program of activities proposes many ways to enjoy the arts. The collection features 233 works that cover 80 years of the painter's work, from 1892 to 1972. 
In the centre stands the Cathedral (16th-18th centuries), also known as “la Manquita” because of its unfinished right tower. This temple, beautifully executed in the Renaissance style, preserves an interesting series of chapels which contain fine examples of Andalusian images. In the old town, other prominent churches are Santiago (15th-18th centuries), with a beautiful Mudejar tower and Sagrado Corazón.

Malaga: Ronda Full Day Excursion

A drive through the rugged Serrania de Ronda will bring you to a broad open plateau surrounded on all sides by jagged mountains. Ronda stands on an enormous outcrop of rock. The centre of town is split by a Bridge built in the 18th century. Wander across the bridge and you are in La Ciudad (old town) inhabited in old days by groups of marauding bandits. During the course of the day you will also see the town’s impressive Cathedral, the Bullring, San Juan Bosco House and the Mondragón Palace.

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

This town in the Málaga region sits on either side of the Tajo del Ronda, a narrow gorge more than 150 metres deep. Celts, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs all inhabited these lands, which were reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs. The historic quarter, reminiscent of the Arab age and with a medieval layout is scattered to the south of the Guadalevín, while more modern Ronda, the part which sprang up after the 16th century, unfolds to the north of the course of this river.
The major religious work is Santa María la Mayor, where Arab and Christian features combine. On the site of an old Roman temple, the Arabs built the Main Mosque of Ronda in the 13th century. Preserved from this period are the mihrab arch, decorated with stucco, and the minaret, transformed into a belltower.
The House of the Moorish King, meanwhile, boasts Gothic-Mudejar decoration and some hanging gardens, declared to be an Artistic Garden.
The civil architecture of Ronda is reflected in its ancestral homes and aristocratic small palaces such as the Palaces of Mondragón and of the Marquis of Salvatierra. The Mondragón palace was for centuries the residence of Muslim and Christian kings, and today it houses the city's Archaeological Museum.
The San Juan Bosco House is a modernist palace built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is located at the Tajo's edge, at the heart of the historical city quarter of Ronda. It It has got a nice courtyard, decorated with arab style ceramics and a very complete collection of regional ceramics.It is also advisable to see its 19th century tapestries and its walnut furniture.
The gardens are very interesting, due to its placement, being one authentical balcony on to the Serrania.
Three bridges span the ravine measuring more than 100 metres in depth and lead to the other side of the city. The Arab bridge was built in the 14th century and gave access to the Old Outskirts. The so-called old bridge is comprised of a single arch measuring some 10 metres across. But most emblematic of all is the New Bridge, a colossal feat of engineering which joins the neighbourhoods of Mercadillo and Ciudad. And the bullring one of the oldest in Spain and most emblematic for the famous “goyescas” bullfight.

Malaga: Granada Full Day Excursion

Climbing up into the mountains that surround Malaga, we make our way toward the famed city of Granada. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada lies Granada, a city steeped in history of the ancient Moors. Once inside the great Fortress and Palace of the Alhambra, you will feel as if you have been transported into another century as you wander through the Lion's Court and the Room of Secrets. Lovely views over the Albaicin old district, declared World Heritage Site and the Sacromonte, which houses Spain's largest
congregation of gypsies. Then we walk through the exquisitely beautiful Generalife Gardens filled with fountains and flowers.

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

At the foot of Sierra Nevada,
between the Darro and Genil rivers, lies one of the most interesting cities
in eastern Andalusia. Because it was the last city reconquered by the Catholic
Monarchs in 1492, Granada has an unmistakable Arab flavour. Fountains, viewpoints
and Cármenes, the villas surrounded by gardens typical of the city, add to Granada's
unforgettable charm. Not in vain was one of its oldest districts, the Albaicín,
declared a World Heritage Site, together with the Alhambra and the Generalife.

 

The Alhambra's reddish hills
house the old Alcazaba and the Nazarite Royal Palaces. This artistic gem of
Arab Granada, built between the 13th and the 15th centuries, is composed of
many rooms linked by courtyards, gardens and fountains. Its delicate execution
is evident in such places as the courtyards of Arrayanes and Leones, and in
the Salón de los Embajadores or the Sala de las Dos Hermanas. The Generalife
gardens, the summer residence of the Nazarite Monarchs, is also located on this
hill, along with the Palace of Carlos V, a Renaissance-style building.

 

The Albaicín quarter, with
a deep Arab flavour, is located on another one of the city's hills and can be
seen from the Alhambra. Narrow and steep streets are filled with cármenes (traditional
villas with gardens), old mosques on top of which churches have been erected
(San Salvador, San Bartolomé and San José), and little squares like San Nicolás
and San Cristóbal. Both these spots enjoy great views over the Alhambra and
the peaks of Sierra Nevada.

Malaga: Cultural Half Day City Tour

First settled by the seafaring Phoenicians because of its natural harbour, and later conquered by the Arabs, it finally fell into the Spanish hands in 1487. Overlooking the central part of the city one can see the Gibralfaro Castle, originally Phoenician, and later rebuilt by the Arabs. In the centre of the city we will find the Atarazanas Market, the Sagrado Corazon Church, the old Jewish quarter, the Ben Gabirol Jewish Center, the City Hall, Malaga' s Park and the Bullring.

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The Castle of Gibralfaro (14th century), joined to the Citadel by a stretch of wall, gives the best views of the city, which opens out onto the sea with the port and the promenade of La Farola, one of the major leisure areas in the city. At the foot of Gibralfaro is the bullring (known as "La Malagueta") and the historic quarter of the city.
One of Malaga's architectural gems is the Atarazanas Market. The main entrance, an imposing horseshoe archway in off-white marble, is in fact the only remaining part of what was once a grand seven-arched shipyard (Ataranzas in arabic). From shipyard to market, Atarazanas underwent many transformations. Following the fall of the city to the Catholics in 1487, a convent was set up there, afterwards the building was turned into a huge military fort for storing weapons. Later, it became a hospital and even housed a medical school.
 
The Sagrado Corazón Church is located in the Plaza de San Ignacio de Loyola. It is a neo- gothic building constructed in 1920, according to the architectural plans of Fernando Guerrero Strachan, who was commissioned by the Jesuits. It has a basilica, divided into three naves. 
Historic Málaga offers countless spots and corners full of local colour. The façade of the City Hall, from the early 20th century, can be admired. A tour of the historic quarter must take in the old streets of the former jewish quarter, the Ben Gabirol Jewish Center in a House-Tower from the 17th century. The famous Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol was born in Malaga. The Juderia or Jewish Quarter was in the eastern part of the city (Postigo de San Agustín, Granada, Santiago, Alcazabilla and Zegrí streets and the Plaza de la Judería), the Synagogue was situated in part of the area where is located nowadays the Bodega el Pimpi Bar Restaurant, and the communal cemetery was on the slopes of Gibralfaro.
Located between the Alameda Principal and the Paseo de España, which runs parallel to Guadiaro Quay, the Malaga's Park extends from the Plaza de General Torrijos to Plaza de la Marina. It is made up of three walkways, each 800 metres long and ten metres wide; one is on the north side and the other two are to the south of the 25 metre-wide central thoroughfare for vehicles, a continuation of the Alameda Principal. It covers an area of 30,000 square metres if we count the rose garden surrounded by orange and cypress trees next to the City Council building and the gardens called Jardines de Puerta Oscura.

Malaga: Marbella, Puerto Banus,Costa del Sol & Malaga Full Day

A panoramic drive through the main highlights of the capital city Málaga to see the Gibralfaro mountain,
the city center, the beach promenade and the Alameda Park. Then we drive nearby Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Mijas Coast to the cosmopolitan city of Marbella and the yacht harbour of Puerto Banús
.

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

Inhabited for more than
2,000 years by different Mediterranean civilizations, Málaga is today a city
which combines tradition and modernity. Stretching below the watchful eye of
the Castle of Gibralfaro is a lively and bustling city crammed with beautiful
corners, such as the Alameda Principal, the gardens of Puerta Oscura and Pedro
Luis Alonso, the Park, and the beach promenade.

 

Marbella is, without a
doubt, one of the Costa del Sol's major tourist centres, thanks to the high
quality of the facilities and services it provides. Puerto Banús, one of the
main focal points for tourists in the town, houses an exclusive leisure area
inside the excellent facilities of its marina.

 

But Marbella is also a paradise
for golf lovers. A dozen magnificent courses allow the golfer to play the sport
before the unusual backdrop provided by the sea and the mountains. The historic
part of town, sitting on a beautiful bay, shelters lovely corners of a typically
Andalusian flavour, with whitewashed houses and orange trees adorning the streets
and squares. An ideal setting for sampling any one of the tasty recipes of the
local cuisine.

 

At the foot of the Sierra
Blanca hills, on a beautiful bay, is Marbella's historic quarter. A delightful
layout which displays its typically Andalusian charm through neat whitewashed
façades decorated with grilles and geraniums or the orange trees which spring
up on every corner. The heart of the town is plaza de Los Naranjos, from the
Renaissance period, flanked by noble buildings such as the City Hall (16thcentury)
and the old Chief Magistrate's Office (17th century).

 

In the small church square
you will find the Greater Church of la Encarnación, built in the 16th century.
In this same setting stands one of the two towers which formed part of the city's
old Arab fortress, from the 9th century.

 

The considerable cultural
offer of Marbella is completed by the Spanish Contemporary Engraving Museum,
considered to be the most important of its kind in Spain. Situated in the Hospital
Bazán (16th century), it houses an interesting collection of engravings from
the 19th and 20th centuries, with works by grand masters of the stature of Picasso,
Miró or Dalí.

 

Clear proof of the high
quality of its infrastructure is Puerto Banús, one of the most emblematic spots
in Marbella. Surrounded by exclusive housing developments, this famous marina
each year welcomes some of the biggest and most luxurious yachts in the world.
Its facilities also offer a select leisure area made up of restaurants, business
premises and shops selling the big international designer labels and luxury
items.

Malaga: Historical Half Day City Tour
In the center of the city we will visit the unfinished Cathedral, Lady of the Incarnation, built on the site of a ruined mosque, the Alcazaba Fortress Palace, Plaza de la Constitución and the Carmen Thyssen Museum.

4 hour tour

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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


Inhabited for more than 2,000 years by different Mediterranean civilizations, Málaga is today a city which combines tradition and modernity. Stretching below the watchful eye of the Castle of Gibralfaro is a lively and bustling city crammed with beautiful corners, such as the Alameda Principal, the gardens of Puerta Oscura and Pedro Luis Alonso, the Park, and the beach promenade.

The Alcazaba fortress palace, whose name in Arabic means citadel, is one of the city's historical monuments and is much visited because of its history and beauty. The building that dates from the Muslim period is located at the foot of the Gibralfaro hill, crowned by the Arab defense works to which the Alcazaba is connected by a walled passage known as the Coracha.
 
The Carmen Thyssen Museum is located in the Villalón Palace, also known as the the Mosquera Palace, which dates from the 16th century, and has a renaissance style. The building, surrounded by Islamic and Roman remains, is next to the Plaza de la Constitución. The permanent collection is made up of works which have been donated to the city for free by the Baroness, and is a comprehensive representation of Spanish painting since the 16th century up till the 19th century, which is the main specialist area of the collection.

In the center stands the Cathedral (16th-18th centuries), also known as “la Manquita” because of its unfinished right tower. This temple, beautifully executed in the Renaissance style, preserves an interesting series of chapels which contain fine examples of Andalusian images. 
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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: 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

Included: 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

 

Included: 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: 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

Included: 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: 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

Included: 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

Included: 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 Obidos, Nazare & Fatima

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

Included: 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

Included: 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 

Included: 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

Included: 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

Included: 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 

Included: 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.  Receive a warm welcome at the port by your private guide and driver and from here commence your engaging tour of Lisbon.

Explore the Belem district with its magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, an extraordinary example of Portugal's 'Manueline' style of architecture. Once populated by monks, the UNESCO-listed monastery was commissioned by King Manuel I to celebrate Vasco da Gama's discovery of a sea route to India in 1498. Time permitting, visit Torre de Belém (Belém Tower), one of Lisbon's most iconic buildings and symbolic of Portugal's great Age of Expansion.

Next, it's time for a refreshment stop, where you may wish to sample the famous and scrumptious Pastéis de Belém (custard tarts). From here you return to you cruise ship.

Highlights:
  • Discover the beautiful Belem district with its magnificent Jeronimos Monastery
  • Behold the priceless treasures on display at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and try the exquisite pasteis de nata local pastries

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: Queluz, Sintra and Estoril – 8 hours
Venture outside of Lisbon to explore Queluz, Sintra and Estoril during your private shore excursion. Take the short driver to the sumptuous 18th-century Queluz Palace, where you can admire the magnificent formal gardens and azulejo-lined canals.

Afterwards visit 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.

Stroll through the town where charming streets are filled with fine handicraft shops. You then descend
to Guincho beach for a fabulous view of Cape Rock, the westernmost point of the European continent and continuing to the resort town of Estoril on the scenic coastal road with fantastic views, en route back to your cruise ship.



Highlights:
  • Explore Queluz Palace, the summer residence of the Portugese Royal Family
  • Take a short drive to Sintra, the summer retreat of Portuguese monarchs and a UNESCO Word Heritage Site
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
Coimbra & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours)
Imagem relacionadaMeet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road direction to Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and home to one of the world's first universities.
 
It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. Surrounding it in the old town are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
 
Enjoy a private visit to the Old University. Enter through the "Porta Férrea", dating from the 17th century, and continue towards a courtyard known as "Pátio das Escolas". On the north side lies the buildings of the Old University, the east observatory, and the west the small university church.
 
Most impressive of all is the baroque style library, Biblioteca Joanina, one of the world’s most resplendent. It was built in the early 18th century with rooms rich in gilt and exotic wood, and lined with 300,000 books. Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city, with a visit to the two cathedrals - the Old Cathedral (“Sé Velha") and the New Cathedral (“Sé Nova").
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a restaurant that offers an informal atmosphere and sharing concept. Indulge in a "Market Kitchen", which uses the region's traditional products to create unique recipes, renewed four times a year, to the rhythm of the seasons.

After lunch, the journey continues direction towards the magnificent medieval city of Óbidos, Portugal’s most romantic medieval town.

 
The entire city of Óbidos was declared a National Monument. It is known as the "Weeding Gift" because it was a gift that D. Dinis gave to Queen Elizabeth on their wedding day in 1282. However, it is not only this fact that makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - which makes it one of the most romantic medieval towns in Europe are its incredibly picturesque cobbled streets lined with colorful houses full of geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doors and windows, whitewashed churches, pots and glazed tiles all surrounded by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you to the dock in Lisbon.


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 Joanina Library and Coimbra’s Cathedral (Optional).

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 an independent 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 independent 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).

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. Upon arrival enjoy an independent visit to 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)

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. Upon arrival, explore the city on your own.
 
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.
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 (not included). 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; 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 (not included); 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.
Lisbon Sightseeing HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock and start your tour with a panoramic tour to Alfama medievel district.

Follows a panoramic to
Belém area with panoramic to Discovery Monuments and Belém Tower and a private guided visit to Jerónimos Monastery.

End your tour with a stop at the 19th century factory converted into a pastry shop for a gourmet treat with Pastéis de Belém and a glass of Port (reservation not accepted).

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at 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); Gourmet treat with two traditional Portuguese custard tarts with one or two beverages amongst the following options (water, tea, coffee, orange juice, port wine); Entrance Fees at Jerónimos Monastery; Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Mondays and Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Lisbon at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Suggested Tour:
Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock and start your tour with a panoramic tour to Alfama medievel district.

Follows a panoramic to 
Belém area with panoramic to Discovery Monuments and Belém Tower and we suggest a private guided visit to Jerónimos Monastery.

Suggested stop at the 19th century factory converted into a pastry shop for a gourmet treat with Pastéis de Belém and a glass of Port (reservation not accepted). 

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at 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); Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Mondays and Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Lisbon Private Panoramic River Cruise

Meet your private chauffeur at the lobby and drive towards Belém dock.

Indulge in a 2-hour private river cruise aboard a luxury vessel through Tagus river. This cruise includes panoramic first row to the main Lisbon facade, where you can see the major nautical monuments such as Belem Tower, Discovery monument, 25 April Bridge, Sanctuary of Christ the King, MAAT (Museum of Art and Architecture and Technology) and Comercio Square.

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


Highlights:
  • Panoramic first row to the main Lisbon facade;
  • Belem Tower, Discovery monument, 25 April Bridge, Sanctuary of Christ the King, MAAT (Museum of Art and Architecture and Technology) and Comercio Square.
Tour Duration: 3 Hours

Tour can operate: morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light 

Inclusions:
 
  • Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours);
  • Luxury Vessel Cruise with light snacks on board (2 hours).
Not Included:
  • Driver and guide gratuities;
  • City Council tourist tax;
  • Bank transfer credit card fees (3% American Express, Visa or Mastercard;
  • Flights Tickets;
  • Services not listed above;
  • Accommodation not listed above;
  • Additional Miles (sites not mentioned on confirmed program or out of the route);
  • Additional Hours for Driver and or Guides;
  • Meals;
  • Entrance Fees not listed above;
  • Gourmet Treats.
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Oporto (Leixoes)
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La Coruna, Spain

Optional Private Excursions

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

La Coruña: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Excursion

Drive to one of Spain's great historical cities declared a World Heritage Site & one of the three holy cities of Christendom. The famous cathedral of Saint James the Apostle, the Patron Saint of Spain, the old quarter, the Royal Hospital, the Rajoy and Gelmirez Palaces, the University, the College of San Jerónimo and strolling through Rúa Nova.

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

Santiago de Compostela,
World Heritage City and capital of Galicia, is the final landmark on the St.
James pilgrimage route. Centuries of splendour and development have left us
an urban layout in which the medieval Christian heritage is mixed with monumental
Baroque buildings.

 

The legend tells that the
appearance of the remains of the Apostle Saint James were the origin of this
city (9th C.), which soon became a centre for pilgrimages and a holy city on
a par with Jerusalem and Rome. Medieval Santiago experienced centuries of scientific,
artistic and literary interchange thanks to the large numbers of pilgrims arriving
from all over Europe. The Pilgrim's Road to Santiago, together with the city
of Santiago of Compostela, is today a World Heritage Site because of the historic
and artistic nature of the route. With the Catholic Monarchs and Archbishop
Fonseca, the University arrived in the city and, in the centuries that followed,
several religious orders established monasteries and churches in its streets,
contributing to the rich Renaissance and Baroque appearance of the Galician
capital.

 

The centre of the city
is the Plaza del Obradoiro, which has important monuments, including the Cathedral.
Its current Baroque façade gives way to a Romanesque doorway from the original
building, the Pórtico de la Gloria, created by Master Mateo in the 12th century.
Inside, Romanesque and Gothic elements alternate with other Baroque style decoration.
In the Cathedral you have to follow the tradition: bump your head on the figure
of its creator to obtain prudence and wisdom. At the main altar, a bust of the
Apostle Saint James awaits your embrace. Another tradition is the waving of
a huge incense holder, "El Botafumeiro", in the main transept, which even reaches
the vaults.

 

Beautiful examples of the
civil Romanesque, Renaissance and Neoclassical styles also show themselves in
Obradoiro. The Pazo de Gelmírez, the College of San Jerónimo and the Pazo Raxoi
accompany the Cathedral and the Old Royal Hospital, today the five-star luxury
'Hostal de los Reyes Católicos', Parador de Turismo.

 

After touring the oldest
streets of the city, which date from the 12th century - Rúas Franco, Vilar and
Nova - we can pass the food market, a medieval structure. Near here stands the
University (of Neoclassical plan), the Romanesque church of San Fiz de Slovio
and the Baroque church of San Agustín.

La Coruña: Half Day City Tour
The Tower of Hercules national monument, the medieval town with Romanesque architecture, the church of Santiago, San Anton castle, Santa Barbara convent and San Carlos garden.

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

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified




Although the origin of La Coruña could be in an old Celtic settlement, the history of the city began to be important in Roman times, when the port became a key point on sailing routes. A witness to this period is the Tower of Hercules, the only working Roman lighthouse and a real symbol of the city.
Now declared a National Monument, it was built at the beginning of the 2nd century by order of the Emperor Trajan. There have been many refurbishments throughout history, the last of them in 1791, when Carlos III ordered the architect Giannini to restore and reface the tower.

The harbor has always been the scene of some of the most important historical events in the city, like the defeat of the English privateer Francis Drake in 1589 thanks to the resistance of the people of Coruña, led by the heroine María Pita.

The early medieval town is bounded by the Coruña peninsula. In its lively streets, good examples of Romanesque architecture are preserved. One of the most beautiful is the church of Santiago. Built in the 12th century, this church, the oldest in the city, and has later additions from the 14th and 15th centuries. It's broad nave of pointed arches houses a polychrome sculpture of the Apostle Santiago (Saint James) dating from the 13th century. Because of its architectural interest, it has been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument.

In the high part of the early town center stands another equally outstanding church, that of Santa María del Campo. The building of this old collegiate church goes back to the 12th and 13th centuries and was carried out by the Seaman's Guild. One of its greatest attractions is a visit to the Museum of Religious Art housed in this building, which has works from the 12th to the 15th centuries. 
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Bilbao

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!

Bilbao: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Visit Fine Arts Museum, the Ribera Market, Campos Eliseos Theatre, La Alhóndiga, the Basilica of Begoña and the Ensanche district.

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

 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


 
The Museum of Fine Arts takes a journey through the general history of art from the 12th century to the present day. This centre comprises the old Bilbao Fine Arts Museum dating from 1908, and the Museum of Modern Art which opened in 1924. The collection combines classical art, contemporary art (Bacon, Menz and Tàpies) and creations by Basque artists (Regoyos, Zuloaga and Echevarría), as well as a small display of applied arts.The collection contains over 6,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and decorative arts.
 
If anything defines this modernist Campos Eliseos Theatre building designed by architect Alfredo Acebal in 1902, it is its beautiful art nouveau façade, designed by the Basque-French decorator Jean Batiste Darroguy. Because of this unique façade this theatre, a listed monument,  has always been known as "The Chocolate Box".
 
The Alhóndiga majestic wine warehouse in the Modernist style, the work of the architect Ricardo Bastida, has been restored thanks to an ambitious project by Bilbao City Council entrusted to the multi-talented Philippe Starck . Playing with the structure of the original building, the complex has been transformed into a huge cultural unit divided into three thematic buildings.
 
The Ribera Market expressionist building, the work of the architect Pedro Ispizua, is a must-visit in the capital of Bizkaia, both due to the traditional commercial importance of the produce market and for the architectural importance of its premises. 
 
The Basilica of Begoña is the patron saint of Bilbao and is a work of Sancho Martínez de Arego, and it is built on the site where the Virgin appeared in a vision in the early sixteenth century, and it is mainly Gothic, but mixes several styles. The Basilica is a must for many citizens of Bilbao, who come daily to this sanctuary to venerate the Virgin of Begoña, patron saint of Bizkaia, known locally as the ‘Amatxu’ (Mother).

Bilbao: Full Day Excursion to San Sebastian

Visit the old quarter, the Basilica of Santa María, la Concha promenade, City Hall, Church of San Vicente, Plaza de la Constitución, Victoria Eugenia Theatre and the San Telmo museum with works of Goya, Ribera and el Greco.
 

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

 

Included: Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



This city, also known as Donostia, lies along a white sandy bay between the Urgull and Igeldo hills. Fishermen's houses, a smart suburb and modern districts make it one of the most attractive cities on the Cantabrian coast.
 
In the oldest part of San Sebastián, the churches of San Vicente and Santa María del Coro await you, the former Gothic and the latter Renaissance-Baroque. An old Dominican convent is nowadays the San Telmo Museum, whose archaeological and ethnographic collections, together with its paintings, are worth a leisurely visit. These busy streets lead you to the porticoed Plaza de la Constitución. Among its many balconies - numbered and painted white, betraying its origin as a bullring - stands the old Neoclassical City Hall, converted into the Municipal Library.
La Alameda del Boulevard leads into the Romantic city, which emerged after the old walls were demolished. One the banks of the Urumea you can make out the Victoria Eugenia Theatre and the María Cristina Hotel, built in Neoplateresque style.
 
La Concha Promenade is unquestionably one of San Sebastián’s most characteristic features. It is a seaside promenade bordering the famous Concha Bay, shell-shaped as indicated by its name in Spanish, with two beaches (Ondarreta and the Concha) and an island (Santa Clara). Added to its unbeatable views of the sea, this lively promenade makes its way past iconic buildings like the Hotel Londres, the Palacio Miramar and the Perla Spa.
 
What is today San Sebastián's City Hall was home to the city’s Gran Casino from the time it was opened on 1st July 1897 until it was closed in 1924 with the prohibition of gambling. Its roulette tables and Dance Hall, currently the Plenary Hall, provided entertainment for politicians, writers and artists in the Belle Epoque period. 

Bilbao: Artistic Half Day City Tour
Visit the old city center located on the right bank of the river Nervión, the Cathedral of Santiago with beautiful gothic cloister, the Plaza Nueva, the Yohn Palace, Arriaga Theatre, and the incredible Guggenheim museum, designed by the north American architect Frank O. Gehry and built on a 32.500 m2 site in the city center. The building itself is an extraordinary combination of interconnecting shapes. Orthogonal blocks in limestone contrast with curved and bent forms covered in titanium.

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

Included: Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

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

Bilbao's 700 years of history are present in buildings and constructions that will pleasantly surprise visitors. The historic quarter is listed as a Conservation Area and forms the best point of reference for understanding the city's history. It is an example of urban regeneration, with more than 400 shops of all kinds. The city centre is a showcase for the best of 20th century architecture, with buildings that have housed the most important firms and institutions of Bilbao for over a century. This impressive collection of buildings has been created by the best local architects of each period.
But Bilbao has not finished being built: in addition to the genius of the local architects, the most prestigious foreign firms have contributed finished projects to the grandeur of the city, with some still in progress, by architects of the stature of Foster, Gehry, Calatrava, Isozaki, Pelli, and others.
The Cathedral of Santiago, is the oldest building in Bilbao.This Gothic church was built on top of an old hermitage that dates back to the Santiago pilgrimages. The cathedral has three naves, covered with ribbed vaults. Although the building is essentially Gothic, the actual façade and the tower were built in the nineteenth century. The choir stalls and the cloister are exquisite with the latter ornately Gothic in style. The crypt was built in the old hermitage, and still has the hermitage's original walls. There are two doorways, one which is Renaissance in style and the other Neoclassical.
The baroque Yohn Palace, known as ‘The Bourse’, has a beautiful carved lintel around the door, which is extremely rare in urban architecture in Bizkaia, and three interesting exterior walls, the one facing Santa María street being the most impressive. 
The Arriaga Theatre is a very beautiful building. Inspired in the Paris Opera, it was the work of the municipal architect Joaquín Rucoba and was opened in 1890. In 1902 it was named in honour of the Bilbao musician Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, known as the Spanish Mozart because of his talent.
The Bilbao Guggenheim Museum has become the cultural and tourist driving force of the Basque Country. This spectacular building, built by Frank O. Gehry in 1997, is completely covered with titanium sheets. It houses its own private collection, in addition to sharing with New York and Venice the world's largest and most impressive private collection of modern and contemporary art.
 
 
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St. Jean De Luz, France
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Bordeaux

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!

Bordeaux - Gourmet tour - 8 hours
We invite you to enjoy a gourmet guided tour of Bordeaux which has been listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in June 2007.

“The historic centre of Bordeaux forms an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble, created in the Age of Enlightenment, whose values continued up to the first half of the 20th century, with more protected buildings than any other French city, except Paris. It is also recognized for its historic role as a place of exchange of cultural values over more than 2,000 years, particularly since the 12th century due to commercial links with Britain and the Low Countries.

From its medieval quarters to the Classical splendour of the Golden Age in the 18th Century, you will be able to discover a city emerging from a long face lift of over 5 years of work.

Our visit offers to combine historic discovery with regional and typical "delicacies" punctuated by three stops at specialized producers:

Tasting of ewe cheese with jam of cherries from Pyrenean mountains
Tasting of cannelé a very local sweet specialty at Baillardran,
And of course a "wine tasting" in a bistro…

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

 
Package includes 
- Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
-  English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal 
- All entrance fees & tasting
- All tax and Vat 

Does not include 
- Lunch 
- Gratuities 
- Travel insurance and personal expenses 

Departure dates : all day , all year  
Not available during French Bank Holiday
Bordeaux - Cultural tour - 8 hours
“The historic centre of Bordeaux forms an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble, created in the Age of Enlightenment, whose values continued up to the first half of the 20th century, with more protected buildings than any other French city, except Paris. It is also recognized for its historic role as a place of exchange of cultural values over more than 2,000 years, particularly since the 12th century due to commercial links with Britain and the Low Countries.

From its medieval quarters to the Classical splendour of the Golden Age in the 18th Century, you will be able to discover a city emerging from a long face lift of over 5 years of work. 

The futuristic tram network established in 2005 is evidence of the dynamism of today’s Bordeaux and the historic heart which has been given back to pedestrians, allow the visitors to discover the principal monuments illustrating the city’s History: the Palais Gallien amphitheatre (4th century), the Saint Seurin Basilica (11th century foundations), the Saint André Cathedral (13th century), the Porte Cailhau and the "Grosse Cloche" ("big bell", 15th century). 

The 18th century gave the city its outstanding "Grand Theatre", a national opera house built in 1781, and the Allées de Tourny, as well as the remarkable waterfront buildings and the Place de la Bourse (formerly the Place Royale), a quarter over 4 kilometres in length which serves as the backdrop for the port’s trading activities.

Tour Duration:8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: NO
Physical Activity Level: Light
 
Package includes
  • Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
  • English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal 
  • All entrance fees
  • All tax and Vat 

Does not include 
- Lunch 
- Gratuities 
- Travel insurance and personal expenses 

Departure dates : all day , all year  
Not available on May 1st, January 01st & December 25
Bordeaux -Saint Emilion Wine Tour - 8 hours
In the morning, departure with your English speaking driver guide to Saint Emilion.
 
Surrounded by its vineyards, the city offers ancient ramparts, monuments and narrow streets. The village and the vineyards have been classed as a World Heritage Site by the Unesco in 1999.

“Grape production was introduced into this fertile region of Aquitaine by the Romans and was intensified during the Middle Age. The area of Saint-Émilion benefited from its position on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostella and several churches, monasteries and hospices were built there from the XIth century onwards. It was granted its own jurisdictional status during the period of English rule in the XIIth century. This is an exceptional landscape entirely given over to grape-production and whose towns and villages are home to outstanding historic monuments.” (Unesco Cit.)

Centuries after the Latin poet Ausonius, the hermit Emilion found here peace and tranquility, which were necessary for his meditation. He discovered a grotto watered by a natural spring in the rocky centre of what is now the town bearing his name, where he lived until his death.

Private guided tour of the principal sights of the medieval town: the Emilion Hermitage, the Tour du Roy built in the 13th century by Richard the Lion heart, the collegiate church and its 14th century cloister and, above all, the exceptional monolithic church and its catacombs dug out of the limestone cliff between the 9th and the 11th centuries. Its 38 metre span makes it the largest such church in Europe.

Lunch will take place at a restaurant located in the city.

In the afternoon, visit with wine tasting at a Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion.

Tour Duration:8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light, 

 
Package Includes 
  • Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
  • English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal 
  • All entrance fees & tasting
  • All tax and Vat 

Does not include 
- Lunch
- Gratuities 
- Travel insurance and personal expenses 

Departure dates : all day , all year  
May 1st - due to French law, cost double and most of the Wine estate are close 

 
Bordeaux - A Wine, a Vintage, a Tasting… - 8 hours

 A Wine, a Vintage, a Tasting…

Taste and identify the differences between the great Bordeaux wines, according to the vintage…

Wine experts give a great importance to Vintages. Why is it so important? How to recognize the quality of the vintage? How to guess the vintage? Should we agree or is it a matter of taste? Let us taste 4 vintages from the same wine property and comment. The expert guides you and shares his knowledge while you comment and learn tricks of the trade.
 

Château Grand Vertical Tasting Workshop

The privilege of tasting 6 great vintages dating back as far as 20 years:

• Château de Ferrand 1988 & 1989

• Château de Ferrand 1998 & 1999

• Château de Ferrand 2008 & 2009


This workshop includes a private tour, an initiation into aromas, a tasting of 6 vintages, and a food/wine pairing with our “Assiette Gourmande”.

Schedule: 

09:00am - Departure from the harbor of Bordeaux

10:00am - First winery tour such as Château Faugères

11:30am - Discover the enchanting medieval village of Saint-Emilion, classified by Unesco in 1999. A luminous, ochre-colored jewel built of limestone and Roman roof tiles, it is perched on a plateau and completely surrounded by a sea of vineyards.

The steep and narrow cobblestone streets are lined with remnants of monasteries and convents dating from the 11th to 18th centuries that tell the story of the village. A Unesco World Heritage-inspired scavenger hunt will bring you face to face with the art, wine and stunning landscapes of Saint-Emilion.

12:30pm to 02:00pm - Time to stroll and have lunch

02:30 pm - Wine tasting at Chateau  La Dominique

05:00pm - End of the tour

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


Package price includes

  • Transportation: Pick up/drop off at the Port
  • Day Tour: English speaking driver guide with sedan deluxe car
  • 2 winery visits and vertical workshop
Bordeaux - About Grape Varietals… - 8 hours
Several possibilities based on the theme of grape varietals, be it wine tastings or, practical activities. The great Bordeaux wines will no longer hold any secrets for you. 

It's possible to have this activity in any Bordeaux wine appellation!

Wine tasting:  Merlot or Cabernet?

There are 2 major top grape varieties in Bordeaux:  Cabernet Sauvignon produces Ch. Mouton Rothschild and Merlot Pétrus. Each grape variety taste very different. The terroir and the work carried out by Man can exalt each grape and create amazing Bordeaux wines. During the blind tasting find out which grape has been used in the wine before or after its oak ageing. Merlot or Cabernet? 

Theory put in practice:
Blending is an art
Several grape varieties tasting different are available to the wine maker. He/she is an artist making rational or subjective choices in order to elaborate a great wine. Be the wine maker and create your own cuvée but explain your logic first. Does it match? Each group forms a team. 

Wine taster & Expert
Learn how to taste wines like a professional with fun. You also learn about the tricks of the trade. Words like single variety, futures, blended wines, bottled wine and ageing wine will have no more secrets for you. While tasting several wines, you may recognize which wine and term match together. 
 
09:00 am - Departure from the harbor of Bordeaux
10:00 am - First winery tour
12:30pm to 02:00 pm - Time to stroll and have lunch
02:30 pm - Wine tasting separate grapes varieties and then have a blending session
05:00pm - End of the tour


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

 
Package price includes
  • Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
  • English speaking driver guide with sedan deluxe car
  • 2 winery visits
  • Blending sessions
Bordeaux - Wine Architecture in Saint-Emilion - 8 hours
Modern Temples of Bacchus
 
To wine lovers everywhere, the grand vintages of the Bordeaux region of France have long been regarded as the true pinnacle of excellence.

The methods and philosophies used in their production have by and large remained true to the old traditions; modern technology however has undeniably played an ever-more important role in recent years.

To add even more significance to this glorious culture of the grape, if that was possible, the past  decade has seen some of Europe’s most highly-acclaimed and imaginative architects taking time off from their ground-breaking and spectacular major urban projects to contribute their innovative designs to the cellars and vat rooms of some of the region’s top châteaux.

Discover Architectures / Understand Classification/Discover techniques of wine making and appreciate wine tastings!

09:00 am - Departure from the harbor of Bordeaux
10:00 am - First winery tour such as Château Faugères                         
11:30   am - Discover the enchanting medieval village of Saint-Emilion, classified by Unesco in 1999. A luminous, ochre-colored jewel built of limestone and Roman roof tiles, it’s perched on a plateau and completely surrounded by a sea of vineyards.
The steep and narrow cobblestone streets are lined with remnants of monasteries and convents dating from the 11th to 18th centuries that tell the story of the village. A Unesco World Heritage-inspired scavenger hunt will bring you face to face with the art, wine and stunning landscapes of Saint-Emilion.
12:30pm to 02:00 pm - Time to stroll and have lunch
02:30 pm - Wine tasting Chateau La Dominique
05:00pm - End of the tour

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Wheelchair Accessible:  no
Physical Activity Level: Light,

Package price includes 
  • Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
  • English speaking driver guide with sedan deluxe car
  • 2 winery visits
  • Monument tour in Saint-Emilion
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At Sea
05/13/2022 05/13/2022
St. Malo

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!

Saint Malo Shore Excursion - Brittany Coast and Saint Malo - 8 hours
Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a visit of  Saint Malo
 
HIGHLIGHTS

 
  • St Malo: Walled and built with the same grey granite stone as Mont St Michel, ST-MALO was originally in the Middle Ages a fortified island at the mouth of the Rance, controlling not only the estuary but the open sea beyond. In later centuries it became notorious as the home of a fierce breed of pirate-mariners, who were never quite under anybody's control but their own; for four years from 1590, St-Malo even declared itself to be an independent republic. The corsaires of St-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. 
  • Britanny Coastal Road
  • End of the tour at your ship

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

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

Does not include 
- Lunch 
- Gratuities 
- Travel insurance and personal expenses 

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

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!

Le Havre: D-Day Beaches - 9 hours
The numerous monuments and memorials on the Normandy coastal area bear witness to the fierce fighting that took place here during and after the D-Day Landings of World War II. Your driver-guide meets you after you have departed your cruise ship and takes you on a full-day tour of the American Sector to visit some of the most important sites of this pivotal point in the war.

Your day starts on the famous coastline at Pointe du Hoc, which the US Rangers scaled, demonstrating a triumph of planning, training and execution by elite and well-led troops. Further eastwards along the coast is the sector known as Omaha Beach, also captured by invading American forces, and where you can examine several sites from both the German and US perspectives. You also hear about Operation Aquatint, a failed 1942 British Commando raid on the area. Your day ends with a poignant visit to the US Military Cemetery and Interpretation Centre at Colleville-sur-Mer, the final resting place of over 9300 US soldiers located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. You are transferred back to your cruise ship from here.

Highlights:
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach; two of the most significant D-Day sites
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
•    Private transport by luxury car or minivan
•    An expert local driver-guide for 9 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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Honfleur

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!

Honfleur - Flower Coast - 8 hours
Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a visit of  the Flower coast
 
HIGHLIGHTS
You will take the coast road out of the town and pass through the seaside villages along the way, complete with their old whaling stations, such as Trouville, Villers sur Mer and Houlgate. If you wish you can follow in the footsteps of the American Film Festival at the “Planches de Deauville”, or visit the sumptuous casino to be found in this holiday town.

A visit to Honfleur is in itself a complete history lesson, from the 100 years war, through the voyages of discovery to the New World during the 17th century to the art of the impressionists. As a defense against invasion by the English the town was walled and fortified during the second half of the 14th century.
 
 
End of the tour at your ship

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

Package includes
  • Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
  • English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal 
  • All entrance fees
  • All tax and Vat 

Does not include 
- Lunch 
- Gratuities 
- Travel insurance and personal expenses 

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

 
Honfleur - Etretat / Fecamp - 8 hours
Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a visit of Etretat & Fecamp
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Etretat is found in the Seine-Maritime department of Normandy, 20 kilometres north of Le Havre. The town is on the Normandy coast, and is renowned for its 70 metre high picture postcard white cliffs, and the arches and tunnels in the cliffs that jut out to sea, and a large rock needle. Both the cliffs and village are the scenic highlight of the region and not to be missed if you visiting this part of Normandy.

Fecamp is situated between cliffs and has a medium sized pleasure boats harbor and a fishing harbor. There are several shopping streets, museums, restaurants and a cathedral.

 
End of the tour at your ship

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

 
Package includes
  • Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
  • English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal 
  • All entrance fees
  • All tax and Vat 

Does not include 
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities 
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses 
     
Departure dates : all day , all year  
May 1st - due to French law, cost double 
Honfleur - Normandy Landing Beaches - 8 hours
Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a visit of  the Normandy Landing Beaches
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Departure for a full day to relive all instants that made Normandy, on June 6th, 1944, the most important battlefield of the 20th century history. From Bloody Omaha to Gold Beach, you will get your fill of emotions, through various sites, on the roads taken by our liberators during the Overlord Operation, while appreciating the story of our guides.
The Pointe du Hoc battlefield, which remained intact after the rangers’ assault, will carry you away to the heart of the fierce battle conducted by the first wave on the orders of the colonel Rudder.
 
End of the tour at your ship

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

Package Include 
  • Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
  • English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal 
  • All entrance fees
  • All tax and Vat 
Do not include 
- Lunch 
- Gratuities 
- Travel Insurance and personal expenses 
Departure dates : all day , all year  
May 1st - due to French law, cost double
Honfleur - Pays d'Auge Gourmet Tour - 8 hours

Meet your private English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and depart for a visit of  the Pays d’Auges
 
HIGHLIGHTS

  • Departure for the Cider Road:  As we follow the Route du Cidre, we'll visit cider, pommeau and calvados makers. Of course, we'll taste their products and learn about the AOC Calvados du Pays d'Auge.

  • Visit the farm of an artisanal cheesemaker at the Domaine St. Hippolyte,  

  • Visit of Lisieux cathedral

  • End of the tour at your ship


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


 

Package includes
  • Transportation: pick up/drop off at the Port
  • English speaking licensed driver guide with a deluxe car with AC at disposal 
  • All entrance fees & tasting
  • All tax and Vat 

Does not include 
- Lunch 
- Gratuities 
- Travel insurance and personal expenses 

Departure dates : all day , all year  
May 1st - due to French law, cost double and most of the Champagne estate are close 
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London (Southampton)
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Falmouth (Cornwall)
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Fishguard
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Liverpool

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!

Liverpool: Explore Liverpool - 8 hours
This morning, you are met as you disembark your cruise ship by your driver-guide. Begin your full day private sightseeing tour of Liverpool, once the most important centre of maritime trade in the world.

Liverpool was the European capital of Culture in 2008 as is also the birthplace of Beatles. You may like to walk through the Mathew Street to the Cavern Club, following in the footsteps of the Beatles. See the buildings known as the ‘Three Graces’, and the impressive civic buildings that were constructed as a result of the mercantile wealth. The most important of these is St. George’s Hall, that interestingly claims to be the world’s first air-conditioned building. The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the finest collections of paintings in the UK outside of London. However the two most magnificent buildings from the 20th-century in Liverpool are the cathedrals. The Anglican Cathedral built in traditional gothic style is the largest church in the UK; the Roman Catholic cathedral is a fine example of contemporary modernist architecture.

Time permitting you may also pass under the River Mersey to Port Sunlight, one of the first planned industrial villages in the world that was opened by the Lever Brothers to house their workers in better conditions. The focal point of the village is the Lady Lever Art Gallery that houses a large collection of Wedgwood Jasperware. You could also visit Speke Hall (closed Monday and Tuesday), a fine example of a Tudor half-timbered manor house that is richly decorated with wooden furniture inside.

Highlights:
  • Follow in the footsteps of the famous band the Beatles who grew up in Liverpool
  • See the impressive civic buildings, the Walker Art Gallery and the largest church in the UK
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 driver-guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Dublin (Dun Laoghaire)
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Belfast

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!

Belfast - Tour of Antrim Coast - Full Day Tour
Depart Port by luxury vehicle accompanied by local professional guide.  Leaving Belfast behind, head north on a scenic, northbound journey.  Travel to the port of Larne and then join the spectacular Antrim Coast road.  Onwards through the villages of Ballygalley and Glenarm to Cushendall, know as the "Capital of the Glens" and Ballycastle, host of the annual 'Oul Lammas Fair'.

Arrive at The Giants Causeway Centre.  
Next, travel to the famouse village of Bushmills, which is home to the legendary Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.

Enjoy a 2 Course lunch with tea/coffee in the wonderful Distillers Arms restaurant.

Following lunch you will travel along the Coast up to the fantastic Dunluce Castle. It is thought by some to be the most picturesque of all Irish castles. Situated in the most north-easterly tip of Ireland and first built by Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster in the 13th century, the ruins of the castle are a huge tourist attraction.

The castle is surrounded by terrifyingly steep drops at either side; these would have been essential features to the Vikings and early Christians, who were drawn to this magnificent place where an early Irish ring-fort once stood. It is situated on a 100 foot high basalt stack with a sea cave underneath. The earliest features of the castle, the two large drum towers, about nine metres in diameter, can still be seen on the eastern side.  

Return to Belfast Port on the motorway which runs close to some scenic inland countryside.


Inclusions:
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Giants Causeway visitor Centre
  • Entrance to Dunluce Castle
  • Lunch Including Tea and Coffee
Belfast: Cultural Belfast - 8 hours
Belfast may be a small city, but it has a wealth of culture and excitement on offer for you to discover! Firstly, visit the purpose-built iconic ‘Titanic Belfast’. With over nine galleries, the Titanic story is brought to life for you with exhibitions, rides, full-scale reconstructions and lots
of interactive fun.

After a hearty Irish lunch (payable locally) head into Belfast city where your guide unravels stories related to “the troubles” of Northern Ireland. You cannot miss the murals across Belfast that offer a fascinating history in pictures. Although huge strides have been made in the fight to combat sectarianism in the city, the marks of the past can still be witnessed across the city, adorning the sides of buildings and walls. A tour of Belfast wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a pint of Guinness at the famous Crown Bar in the city centre. This 19th-century bar is an experience that is unique to Northern Ireland. You are privately transferred back to board your cruise after your tour.

Highlights:
  • Explore the 'Titanic Belfast' and learn about the ship's fascinating history
  • Learn about Belfast's turbulent past and visit the famous Crown Bar in the city centre
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
Belfast: Highlights of Belfast - 6 hours
Today you are met by your expert local guide for a sightseeing in Belfast and the surrounding area. Spend the morning on a panoramic tour of the city centre, where you see the impressive City Hall in Donegall Square, St. Anne’s Cathedral and the buildings of Queen’s University. During this tour, your guide talks to you about the sectarian divisions that have been so prominent in Belfast in recent years. You also visit the Titanic Quarter, so-called as it was here that the ill-fated liner was being constructed a century ago. Your guide shows you where the ship was constructed and the Thomson Dock where it had its final fit-out.

Highlights:
  • Take a panoramic tour of Belfast’s city centre to see the impressive City Hall and the buildings of Queen’s University
  • Visit the Titanic Quarter where the ill-fated liner was constructed a century ago
Tour Duration: 6 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 6 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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Oban
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Stornoway
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Djupivogur
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Heimaey
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Reykjavik

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!

Reykjavik - The Golden Circle - FD Tour

Capture the ‘The Big Three’ on this classic excursion to Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Strokkur and Thingvellir National Park.

From Reykjavík you will drive over the Mosfellsheidi heath to beautiful Thingvellir National Park, a place of tremendous interest as a primary site of both Iceland’s geological and historical heritage. In 2004 the site of Thingvellir was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. On this tour you get the opportunity to walk through the geological fault known as Almannagja - the place where Europe’s oldest national legislative assembly, the Icelandic Althing, was established in the year 930AD, and where it convened in grandiose surroundings every summer for nearly eight centuries. After your walk in Thingvellir, the tour continues over the Lyngdalsheidi heath into the fertile farmlands of the south, to visit the most beautiful waterfall of the country, Gullfoss. Nearby, you’ll also stop at the Geysir geothermal area with its multitude of hot springs, where the most active one, Strokkur, spouts every few minutes. Return to Reykjavik through the Grimsnes region.
Tour Duration: 7-8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes - however some rough grounds
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: Private car with driver-guide Pick up/drop off at the port. 
Not Included: Meals
 
Reykjavik - Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - HD Tour

Here guests can enjoy a relaxing bathe in the surreal milky waters of Iceland’s most famous of geothermal Spas – The Blue Lagoon. So what exactly IS the Blue Lagoon? Well, it is Iceland's most unique and popular attraction. Guests will enjoy bathing and relaxing in Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin. A visit to the spa promotes harmony between body, mind and spirit, and enables one to soak away the stresses of modern life. The spa's guests rekindle their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air. In addition to bathing in the lagoon guests have access to a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a sauna with white walls that resemble silica mud and a cozy steam bath carved into a lava cave. Of course, guests bathing in the milky waters of the lagoon have easy access to the famous white silica mud, an essential part of this ultimate in spa experiences.

Tour Duration: 3-4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activy Level: Easy

Included: Private car with driver-guide,  Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience (entrance fee, towel rental, Silica Mud Mask, choice of one drink at the Lagoon.) Pick up/drop off at the port. 

Not Included: Meals

Reykjavik - Langjökull Glacier & the Ice Tunnel. Optional Snowmobiles - FD Tour
Experience Iceland's stunning natural topography in an exhilarating new way during this full-day, off-road adventure on the Langjökull Glacier with optional snowmobile experience.
Start out early morning on a four-wheel-drive tour into Reykjavík’s hinterland. We drive through the tunnel of Hvalfjordur to the Borgarfjordur area. Watch for the historical home of the famed Icelandic historian and law speaker Snorri Sturluson, author of Snorra Edda. Along the way you will see the lava waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Turning off the paved road you will travel into the gravel desert of Kaldidalur, from the edge of the Langjökull Glacier, you can either choose to board a snowmobile for an hour of fun and excitement on the ice, or opt to stay aboard the 4X4 and allow your driver to expertly take you on a drive out onto the icecap (weather and conditions permitting). All the basic equipment needed for the snowmobile tour will be provided, winter overalls and safety helmets, along with over boots and gloves. Our return journey takes us through the Kaldidalur or “Cold Valley” which offers spectacular views of the surrounding glaciers and their imposing landscapes. On clear days 3 glaciers can be seen from this point including Ók, thought in ancient times to be the home of giants! Our last stop will be at Thingvellir, the most significant historical and geological site in Iceland where in 930 AD the Vikings formed Althingi - the oldest still-existing parliament in the world. In 2004 the site of Thingvellir was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We then drive directly from Thingvellir to Reykjavik.
Please note: Due to the remote destination of this tour, there will be a box lunch along the way. Guests are asked to wear good footwear for this tour.
Tour Duration: 11-12 hours
Tour can operate: Mornings
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate / Strenuous
Included: Transportation by private 4x4 super jeep with driver-guide. Pick up/drop off at the port. 
Not Included: Meals
Snowmobile tour is at additional cost
Reykjavik Highlights - HD Tour
Reykjavík is the world's most northerly capital, with more than one third of Iceland’s population.  Today Reykjavík is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries and theatres.  Visit the most important sights of the city, including the  Old Town, the city cathedral, Hallgrimskirkja church and the “Pearl” (no entrance fees included in this tour).

Add ons:
  • A visit to the open-air museum of Arbaer Travel back to Reykjavik’s past with a visit to a fascinating collection of town and farm buildings from the last few centuries.   
  • A visit to the Pearl vantage point. The new Perlan is an exciting interactive exhibition about Iceland’s nature and geology.  Entrance includes the “Wonders of  Iceland Exhibit  (including Glaciers and Ice Cave) and the 360° Observation Deck.
  • Hallgrimskirkja Church Climb the tower of this iconic church for a beautiful view over the city and sea.   (Tower access closed during church services and some events)
  • A visit to the National museum The National Museum of Iceland’s permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland, provides insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from the Norse Settlement to the present day. The exhibition includes about 2.000 objects.
Tour Duration: 3-4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No - Arbaer museum is not accessible
Physical Activity Level: Easy
Included: Private car with driver-guide,  Pick up/drop off at the port. 
Not Included: Meals and entrance fees (optional)
Adrenaline buggy ride & Thingvellir National park
Highlights:
  • Adrenaline buggy safari – through rough terrain and beautiful landscapes in the countryside
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park – main historical site in Iceland
  • See famous valley where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates drift apart
  • Optional visit to geothermal pool at Laugarvatn with natural steam sauna

Tour Duration: 6 h

Tour can operate: Any time

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level:Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Private buggy ride (single or dbl drive)
  • Private luxury vehicle with private English speaking driver-guide
Not Included:
  • Lunch (payable locally)
  • Admission fee to Fontana SPA in Laugarvatn (optional visit)
  • Tips and Gratuities
Super-jeep safari to the glacier cave and snowmobiling
Highlights:
  • Super-jeep safari through remote highland valley Kaldidalur (cold valley)
  • Snowmobiling on the second biggest ice cap in Europe – Langjokull glacier
  • Unique experience – visit to man-made ice cave (tunnel in the ice) and see the glacier from inside

Tour Duration: 8 h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Snowmobile safari on the glacier (single or dbl ride)
  • Entrance to the ice tunnel
  • Private vehicle with private English speaking guide

Not Included:
  • Lunch (payable locally)
  • Optional visit to geothermal baths (Krauma)
  • Tips and gratuities
Blue Lagoon experience – 4 Hours
In the southwest corner of Iceland is the Reykjanes peninsula, less than 1-hour drive from the capital or 20-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport.
There the Mid-Atlantic Ridge comes ashore. The nature is magnificent. Various volcanic formations are found on Reykjanes Peninsula, such as mountains and hills chiefly made of volcanic tuff, large and small lava flows plus different types of volcanoes and volcanic edifices. The Reykjanes peninsula volcanic zone is a direct continuance of the North Atlantic Ridge that surfaces from the ocean at Reykjanes, and it is home to many important geological formations, some of which are utterly unique, including numerous types of volcanoes, naturally carved pools, craters, and geothermal pools.
Few things are cozier than relaxing in a hot pool in the middle of nature. Iceland has an abundance of easily accessible natural pools, but it is perhaps the Blue Lagoon the most spectacular of them all.
The Blue Lagoon was founded in 1992. Its specialty is the geothermal sea, which is two thirds of salt water and one third of fresh water. It is found at a depth of up to 2000 meters and is led by a pipe from the source to the lagoon where guests can enjoy it and relax. It is rich in minerals, silica, and algae, which is the basis of all skin products in the Blue Lagoon.
National Geographic has chosen the Blue Lagoon as one of the 25 wonders of the world. The Blue Lagoon has developed into an experience company based on spas, research and development, skin care, hotels, and restaurants
Treat yourself and experience it during your stay in Reykjavik. Alternatively, this is the ultimate way to unwind and chill after or prior a long-haul flight when you arrive of depart to / from Iceland.
What to expect: Landmarks of natural wonders of the country, insight into geology, relaxation.  
Basis: Private tour.
 
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address or Keflavik International Airport.
Duration:      4 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     Comfort entrance to Blue Lagoon with use of the towel, mud mask and first drink at your choice.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula – 6 Hours
In the southwest corner of Iceland is the Reykjanes peninsula, less than 1-hour drive from the capital or 20-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport.
Explore the Reykjanes peninsula and visit the Blue Lagoon. This geothermal area includes solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs and sulphur was mined there early in the 18th century and then again in the 19th century. Gunnuhver is the largest mud geyser in Iceland, about 20 metres wide. Grindavik, the small fishing village with about 3000 inhabitants, has a long history, including when pirates from Morocco and Algeria arrived in the 17th century and took fifteen residents to sell as slaves. Additionally, we will take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanes lighthouse and “The Bridge Between the Continents” which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Few things are cozier than relaxing in a hot pool in the middle of nature. Iceland has an abundance of easily accessible natural pools, but it is perhaps the Blue Lagoon the most spectacular of them all.
Treat yourself and experience it during your stay in Reykjavik. Alternatively, this is the ultimate way to unwind and chill after or prior a long-haul flight when you arrive of depart to / from Iceland.
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What to expect: Landmarks of natural wonders of the country, insight into local history and geology, relaxation. Coastal villages.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address or Keflavik International Airport.
Duration:      6 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     Comfort entrance to Blue Lagoon with use of the towel, mud mask and first drink at your choice.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Golden Circle Classic – 6/7 Hours
Iceland’s main attraction is the Golden Circle, it combines most of what Iceland has to offer, beautiful landscape, powerful geysers and the most magnificent waterfall. The highlights of the tour are Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir area and the Gullfoss waterfall.
This tour is designed to let you explore the highlights of Golden Circle route. We will show you sights that are not marked on a map, and only the locals know about. We will start the tour by heading to Þingvellir, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thingvellir, 50 km (31 miles) to the east of Reykjavík, is the national shrine of Iceland and its most historic site, and one of its most beautiful places. The oldest existing parliament in the world first met here in AD930. It has always been the focal point for the country, and whenever a major event is to be celebrated, thousands of people come here.
We continue the Golden Circle by heading to the famous Geysir geothermal area which is home to The Great Geysir and its active sidekick Strokkur! Although the original Geysir is not predictably active, its neighbour, Strokkur, will erupt every 5-7 minutes - so have your camera ready.
We then drive a few minutes down the road to the most famous part of the Golden Circle: Gullfoss, or “Golden Falls “. To stand at Gullfoss and bask in the beauty and the wonder of nature is an uplifting experience. One certainly feels energized after this tour and contact with stunning nature.
During the tour, a delicious lunch will be offered at the local geothermal tomato farm, a unique venue for a special lunch.
,What to expect: Stunning scenery, landmarks of the natural wonders of the country, insight into local history.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address.
Duration:      6 to 7 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     None.
Meals: 3 courses lunch at Geothermal farm.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour can operate: morning and afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
 
Golden Circle Classic and Aurora Chase – 10 Hours
This tour is designed to let you explore the highlights of Golden Circle route ending with a hunt of the Northern Lights. We will show you sights that are not marked on a map, and only the locals know about. We will start the tour by heading to Þingvellir, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thingvellir, 50 km (31 miles) to the east of Reykjavík, is the national shrine of Iceland and its most historic site, and one of its most beautiful places. The oldest existing parliament in the world first met here in AD930. It has always been the focal point for the country, and whenever a major event is to be celebrated, thousands of people come here.
We continue the Golden Circle by heading to the famous Geysir geothermal area which is home to The Great Geysir and its active sidekick Strokkur! Although the original Geysir is not predictably active, its neighbor, Strokkur, will erupt every 5-7 minutes - so have your camera ready.
We then drive a few minutes down the road to the most famous part of the Golden Circle: Gullfoss, or “Golden Falls “. To stand at Gullfoss and bask in the beauty and the wonder of nature is an uplifting experience. One certainly feels energized after this tour and contact with stunning nature.
Before chasing the lights, it will be possible to have a light dinner in a local restaurant.
The Northern Lights usually start showing up in the North. Although as the intensity increases, they can be seen further south. That is why the best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland are those beaches, waterfalls or locations facing North. Many of them are a short drive from Reykjavik. You just need a clear sky, a place away from the light pollution. Our driver guide is an expert to find those best locations according to the forecast and chase the best sightings of the Green Lady.
,What to expect: Stunning scenery, landmarks of the natural wonders of the country, insight into local history. Auroras might be visible in the right weather conditions from late August to early April.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address.
Duration:      10  hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     None.
Meals: Icelandic Soup.
Difficulty:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour only available from late August until early April.
South Shore Adventure – 9 Hours
We take you along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Vík, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs.
Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Dyrhólaey and Vik..
Driving through Vatnajökull National Park, established in 2008 covers 14,1% of Iceland and ranks as Europe's second largest. The unique qualities of Vatnajökull National Park are primarily its great variety of landscape features, created by the combined forces of rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity. Vatnajökull is Europe's largest glacier.
The south side of Vatnajökull is characterized by many high, majestic mountain ridges, with outlet glaciers descending between them onto the lowlands. Sheltered by the high ice, the vegetated oasis of Skaftafell overlooks the black sands deposited to its west by the river Skeiðará.
Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory, not far from Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. (The name literally means "door-hole"). There are also amazing rock formations all along the Birdlife here is abundant, with puffins and eider ducks being the most common species in the area. The lighthouse on the top of the cliff stands impressive and stoic in this often very windy area.
What to expect: Stunning scenery, landmarks of the natural wonders of the country, insight into local history and geology. Coastal villages.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address.
Duration:      9 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     None.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour can operate: morning and afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
South Shore including Jökulsárlón – 14 /15 Hours
We take you along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Jökulsárlón and its Glacier lagoon.
Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Vik, Dyrhólaey promontory and Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon.
Driving through Vatnajökull National Park, established in 2008 covers 14,1% of Iceland and ranks as Europe's second largest. The unique qualities of Vatnajökull National Park are primarily its great variety of landscape features, created by the combined forces of rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity. Vatnajökull is Europe's largest glacier.
The south side of Vatnajökull is characterized by many high, majestic mountain ridges, with outlet glaciers descending between them onto the lowlands. Sheltered by the high ice, the vegetated oasis of Skaftafell overlooks the black sands deposited to its west by the river Skeiðará.
Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory, not far from Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. There are also amazing rock formations all along the Birdlife here is abundant, with puffins and eider ducks being the most common species in the area. The lighthouse on the top of the cliff stands impressive and stoic in this often very windy area.
Jökulsárlón has been a part of the Vatnajökull National Park since 1017. The Glacier lagoon is open to the sea and so contains a mixture of salt and freshwater, giving it a unique blue-green color. There are hundreds of seals here in the winter and the lagoon supports many species of fish including krill, herring, trout and, occasionally, salmon. During the excursion you sail among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón.
When possible the Zodiac goes almost all the way up to the glacier (as close as safe).
What to expect: Stunning scenery, landmarks of the natural wonders of the country, insight into local history and geology. Coastal villages. Wildlife and birdwatching.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address.
Duration:      14 to 15 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     Zodiac boat tour on the glacier
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour can operate: morning and afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Aurora Chase – 4 Hours
?The northern lights are a truly spectacular natural phenomenon caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the Magnetic Pole. Our tour takes you to see this unique phenomenon from the best location possible on the day.
The Northern Lights usually start showing up in the North. Although as the intensity increases, they can be seen further south. That is why the best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland are those beaches, waterfalls or locations facing North. Many of them are a short drive from Reykjavik. You just need a clear sky, a place away from the light pollution. Although at times of high solar activity they can be widely visible even from the capital, our driver guide is an expert to find those best locations according to the forecast and chase the best sightings of the Green Lady. 
,What to expect: Stunning scenery, insight into this rare and unique phenomenon. Northern Lights might be visible in the right weather conditions from late August to early April.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address. 
Duration:      4 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class 
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.      
Entrances:     None.
Meals: None. 
Physical activity Level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour can operate: morning and afternoon. 
Notes: Tour only available from late August until early April.
Food tour in Reykjavik – 3 hs
Experience the foodie side of the Icelandic capital!
On this food walking tour you will try the truly authentic food from Iceland and also get a nice orientation of Reykjavik city.
 
Some of the highlights of this tour are the visit of Reykjavik’s oldest restaurant, a stop at a gastropub, and of course, the possibility of trying a variety of local dishes. Among the specialties included in this tour, we can mention the special Lamb soup, the Unique Icelandic Lamb Hot dog, Lobster soup, and a Skyr Dessert.
You also get tips on what to eat, drink and where to have fun for the rest of your stay in Reykjavik.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      3 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   Ingólfur Square/City Center.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     None.
Meals: Tastings. Icelandic Traditional food is based on meat, fish and dairy, but other options may be available.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. This tour is not offered on public holidays.
 
Walking tour in Reykjavik – 3,5 hs
Reykjavík is a city of bold contrasts. The capital of Iceland is small but cosmopolitan and small-town; vibrant and sophisticated; young-at-heart and yet full of history. In this tour you will walk around the city and discover the main sights.
 
Together with your local guide, you will pass by the Hallgímskirkja church, the highest and probably most iconic building in town, as well as the Dome Church, which is Reykjavik’s Lutheran Cathedral and the bishop’s place in Iceland. The Dome Church is located downtown, next to the Alþingi, house of parliament.
 
You will see other emblematic sites like the “Sun Voyager” sculpture created by Icelandic sculptor Jon Gunnar Arnason. This gleaming steel sculpture is located on Reykjavik’s splendid waterfront and resembles a Viking long-ship, the ‘Solfar’ or ‘Sun Voyager.’ You will also see the modern building Harpa, a cultural and social centre in the heart of the city, and the Old Harbour.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      3,5 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     None.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
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Siglufjordur
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Akureyri

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!

Akureyri - Lake Mývatn classic - Nature Baths- FD Tour

The tour starts by driving along the coast of Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjordur, from where you will get an excellent view of Akureyri and its surrounding mountains. After crossing Víkurskard-pass, view the Fnjoskadalur valley, where clear geological remains from glacial and post glacial times can be seen. The first stop is by Godafoss falls - one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland; the water of the river Skjalfandafljot falls from a height of 12 m over a width of 30 m. In 1000 A.D., at the meeting of the Althing, the Icelanders voted to adopt Christianity. The wooden idols of the Norse mythology were thrown into the falls in a symbolic gesture that swept away the old religion. Thus the Godafoss literally means the "Waterfall of the Gods”. From there you will drive directly to the Lake Myvatn area, stopping by the unique craters at Skutustadir before having lunch. After lunch you will visit the Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth, a paradise of towering lava castles, natural arches and countless unexplored grottos.

Next is a visit to the Myvatn Nature Baths. The Nature Baths offer bathers a completely natural experience - a relaxing dip amidst clouds of steam and a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2.500 meters. The baths contain a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms. The warm, soothing waters are beneficial to skin and spirit alike, creating a sense of wellbeing and creating a lasting memory of your visit. Facilities include a reception area and cafeteria, changing rooms and showers for up to 120 guests, three natural steam baths accommodating up to 50 bathers at a time, and a 5000m2 outdoor geothermal bathing pool maintained at a constant temperature of 38-40ºC.

Due to its chemical composition, undesired bacteria and vegetation do not thrive in the lagoon making chlorine or any other disinfectant redundant. Following a relaxing bathe, you will then continue to the gurgling purple and yellow sulphur cauldrons at the high temperature thermal field of Namaskard, which are so hot that they actually boil. Following a short walk at Namaskard, enjoy a relaxed return drive to Akureyri.

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: Private car with driver-guide, entrance fee to Nature Baths. Pick up/drop off at the port. 
Not Included: Meals, swimsuit and towel (swimwear and towel can be rented at the Nature Baths)

Akureyri - Godafoss Waterfall & Laufas Turf Farm - HD Tour
Leaving Akureyri, cross the waters of the fjord and travel along the slopes of Vadlaheidi Mountain, via the Fnjoskadalur Valley to Vaglaskogur Forest - one of Iceland's rare woodlands which is part of an extensive soil and vegetation reclamation project. From Fnjoskadalur, you'll travel to historic Godafoss - waterfall of the heathen gods that figure prominently in Iceland's 12th century Book of Settlement. Legend has it that Thorgeir of Ljosavatn, a chieftain present at the Thingvellir in the year 1000, was given the authority to decide which religion was to be adopted by the Icelanders. He was a pagan himself, but after a period of profound thought, decided that Christianity was to be the religion of Iceland. Upon his return home, he took the statues of the pagan gods he used to worship and threw them unceremoniously into a waterfall near his homestead. From this time, the waterfall has been named Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods). After enjoying some time at the falls, the tour continues. The areas geological past is clearly visible on the surrounding hillsides and suggests that a once large periglacial lake filled the valley. Onwards to Laufas a 19th-century farmhouse built in the traditional Icelandic style of stone and turf – now one of the last turf farms in the country.  Originally it was a manor farm and vicarage, the farmhouse itself dates back to 1866 and contains many interesting household and agricultural implements used by the gentry at around that time. The nearby church was built in 1865. Following a pleasant scenic drive back to Akureyri, a stop is made at the towns Botanical Gardens famed for its 2,000 species of local and foreign flowers which, incidentally, bloom outside thanks to Akureyri’s warm microclimate.
 
Tour Duration: 3-4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: Private car with driver-guide from Akureyri,  entrance fee to Laufás turf farm (open 15 May - 15 September. Pick up/drop off at the port. 
Not Included: Meals
Contrasts of Lake Myvatn and Myvatn Nature Baths
Highlights:
  • Explore the area around biggest lake in Iceland – see bazooka craters Skutustadir, high temperature area Hverarond, scenic lava formations Dimmuborgir
  • Stop at Godafoss waterfall -
  • Experience geothermal bakery – taste local lava bread baked in hot springs
  • Visit natural hot springs – Myvatn Nature baths

Tour Duration: 8 h

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private car with private English speaking driver-guide
  • Admission fee to Myvatn Nature Baths
Not Included:
  • Lunch (payable locally)
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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Reykjavik

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!

Reykjavik - The Golden Circle - FD Tour

Capture the ‘The Big Three’ on this classic excursion to Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Strokkur and Thingvellir National Park.

From Reykjavík you will drive over the Mosfellsheidi heath to beautiful Thingvellir National Park, a place of tremendous interest as a primary site of both Iceland’s geological and historical heritage. In 2004 the site of Thingvellir was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. On this tour you get the opportunity to walk through the geological fault known as Almannagja - the place where Europe’s oldest national legislative assembly, the Icelandic Althing, was established in the year 930AD, and where it convened in grandiose surroundings every summer for nearly eight centuries. After your walk in Thingvellir, the tour continues over the Lyngdalsheidi heath into the fertile farmlands of the south, to visit the most beautiful waterfall of the country, Gullfoss. Nearby, you’ll also stop at the Geysir geothermal area with its multitude of hot springs, where the most active one, Strokkur, spouts every few minutes. Return to Reykjavik through the Grimsnes region.
Tour Duration: 7-8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes - however some rough grounds
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: Private car with driver-guide Pick up/drop off at the port. 
Not Included: Meals
 
Reykjavik - Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - HD Tour

Here guests can enjoy a relaxing bathe in the surreal milky waters of Iceland’s most famous of geothermal Spas – The Blue Lagoon. So what exactly IS the Blue Lagoon? Well, it is Iceland's most unique and popular attraction. Guests will enjoy bathing and relaxing in Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin. A visit to the spa promotes harmony between body, mind and spirit, and enables one to soak away the stresses of modern life. The spa's guests rekindle their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air. In addition to bathing in the lagoon guests have access to a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a sauna with white walls that resemble silica mud and a cozy steam bath carved into a lava cave. Of course, guests bathing in the milky waters of the lagoon have easy access to the famous white silica mud, an essential part of this ultimate in spa experiences.

Tour Duration: 3-4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activy Level: Easy

Included: Private car with driver-guide,  Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience (entrance fee, towel rental, Silica Mud Mask, choice of one drink at the Lagoon.) Pick up/drop off at the port. 

Not Included: Meals

Reykjavik - Langjökull Glacier & the Ice Tunnel. Optional Snowmobiles - FD Tour
Experience Iceland's stunning natural topography in an exhilarating new way during this full-day, off-road adventure on the Langjökull Glacier with optional snowmobile experience.
Start out early morning on a four-wheel-drive tour into Reykjavík’s hinterland. We drive through the tunnel of Hvalfjordur to the Borgarfjordur area. Watch for the historical home of the famed Icelandic historian and law speaker Snorri Sturluson, author of Snorra Edda. Along the way you will see the lava waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Turning off the paved road you will travel into the gravel desert of Kaldidalur, from the edge of the Langjökull Glacier, you can either choose to board a snowmobile for an hour of fun and excitement on the ice, or opt to stay aboard the 4X4 and allow your driver to expertly take you on a drive out onto the icecap (weather and conditions permitting). All the basic equipment needed for the snowmobile tour will be provided, winter overalls and safety helmets, along with over boots and gloves. Our return journey takes us through the Kaldidalur or “Cold Valley” which offers spectacular views of the surrounding glaciers and their imposing landscapes. On clear days 3 glaciers can be seen from this point including Ók, thought in ancient times to be the home of giants! Our last stop will be at Thingvellir, the most significant historical and geological site in Iceland where in 930 AD the Vikings formed Althingi - the oldest still-existing parliament in the world. In 2004 the site of Thingvellir was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We then drive directly from Thingvellir to Reykjavik.
Please note: Due to the remote destination of this tour, there will be a box lunch along the way. Guests are asked to wear good footwear for this tour.
Tour Duration: 11-12 hours
Tour can operate: Mornings
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate / Strenuous
Included: Transportation by private 4x4 super jeep with driver-guide. Pick up/drop off at the port. 
Not Included: Meals
Snowmobile tour is at additional cost
Reykjavik Highlights - HD Tour
Reykjavík is the world's most northerly capital, with more than one third of Iceland’s population.  Today Reykjavík is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries and theatres.  Visit the most important sights of the city, including the  Old Town, the city cathedral, Hallgrimskirkja church and the “Pearl” (no entrance fees included in this tour).

Add ons:
  • A visit to the open-air museum of Arbaer Travel back to Reykjavik’s past with a visit to a fascinating collection of town and farm buildings from the last few centuries.   
  • A visit to the Pearl vantage point. The new Perlan is an exciting interactive exhibition about Iceland’s nature and geology.  Entrance includes the “Wonders of  Iceland Exhibit  (including Glaciers and Ice Cave) and the 360° Observation Deck.
  • Hallgrimskirkja Church Climb the tower of this iconic church for a beautiful view over the city and sea.   (Tower access closed during church services and some events)
  • A visit to the National museum The National Museum of Iceland’s permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland, provides insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from the Norse Settlement to the present day. The exhibition includes about 2.000 objects.
Tour Duration: 3-4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No - Arbaer museum is not accessible
Physical Activity Level: Easy
Included: Private car with driver-guide,  Pick up/drop off at the port. 
Not Included: Meals and entrance fees (optional)
Adrenaline buggy ride & Thingvellir National park
Highlights:
  • Adrenaline buggy safari – through rough terrain and beautiful landscapes in the countryside
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park – main historical site in Iceland
  • See famous valley where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates drift apart
  • Optional visit to geothermal pool at Laugarvatn with natural steam sauna

Tour Duration: 6 h

Tour can operate: Any time

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level:Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Private buggy ride (single or dbl drive)
  • Private luxury vehicle with private English speaking driver-guide
Not Included:
  • Lunch (payable locally)
  • Admission fee to Fontana SPA in Laugarvatn (optional visit)
  • Tips and Gratuities
Super-jeep safari to the glacier cave and snowmobiling
Highlights:
  • Super-jeep safari through remote highland valley Kaldidalur (cold valley)
  • Snowmobiling on the second biggest ice cap in Europe – Langjokull glacier
  • Unique experience – visit to man-made ice cave (tunnel in the ice) and see the glacier from inside

Tour Duration: 8 h
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Snowmobile safari on the glacier (single or dbl ride)
  • Entrance to the ice tunnel
  • Private vehicle with private English speaking guide

Not Included:
  • Lunch (payable locally)
  • Optional visit to geothermal baths (Krauma)
  • Tips and gratuities
Blue Lagoon experience – 4 Hours
In the southwest corner of Iceland is the Reykjanes peninsula, less than 1-hour drive from the capital or 20-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport.
There the Mid-Atlantic Ridge comes ashore. The nature is magnificent. Various volcanic formations are found on Reykjanes Peninsula, such as mountains and hills chiefly made of volcanic tuff, large and small lava flows plus different types of volcanoes and volcanic edifices. The Reykjanes peninsula volcanic zone is a direct continuance of the North Atlantic Ridge that surfaces from the ocean at Reykjanes, and it is home to many important geological formations, some of which are utterly unique, including numerous types of volcanoes, naturally carved pools, craters, and geothermal pools.
Few things are cozier than relaxing in a hot pool in the middle of nature. Iceland has an abundance of easily accessible natural pools, but it is perhaps the Blue Lagoon the most spectacular of them all.
The Blue Lagoon was founded in 1992. Its specialty is the geothermal sea, which is two thirds of salt water and one third of fresh water. It is found at a depth of up to 2000 meters and is led by a pipe from the source to the lagoon where guests can enjoy it and relax. It is rich in minerals, silica, and algae, which is the basis of all skin products in the Blue Lagoon.
National Geographic has chosen the Blue Lagoon as one of the 25 wonders of the world. The Blue Lagoon has developed into an experience company based on spas, research and development, skin care, hotels, and restaurants
Treat yourself and experience it during your stay in Reykjavik. Alternatively, this is the ultimate way to unwind and chill after or prior a long-haul flight when you arrive of depart to / from Iceland.
What to expect: Landmarks of natural wonders of the country, insight into geology, relaxation.  
Basis: Private tour.
 
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address or Keflavik International Airport.
Duration:      4 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     Comfort entrance to Blue Lagoon with use of the towel, mud mask and first drink at your choice.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula – 6 Hours
In the southwest corner of Iceland is the Reykjanes peninsula, less than 1-hour drive from the capital or 20-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport.
Explore the Reykjanes peninsula and visit the Blue Lagoon. This geothermal area includes solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs and sulphur was mined there early in the 18th century and then again in the 19th century. Gunnuhver is the largest mud geyser in Iceland, about 20 metres wide. Grindavik, the small fishing village with about 3000 inhabitants, has a long history, including when pirates from Morocco and Algeria arrived in the 17th century and took fifteen residents to sell as slaves. Additionally, we will take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanes lighthouse and “The Bridge Between the Continents” which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Few things are cozier than relaxing in a hot pool in the middle of nature. Iceland has an abundance of easily accessible natural pools, but it is perhaps the Blue Lagoon the most spectacular of them all.
Treat yourself and experience it during your stay in Reykjavik. Alternatively, this is the ultimate way to unwind and chill after or prior a long-haul flight when you arrive of depart to / from Iceland.
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What to expect: Landmarks of natural wonders of the country, insight into local history and geology, relaxation. Coastal villages.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address or Keflavik International Airport.
Duration:      6 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     Comfort entrance to Blue Lagoon with use of the towel, mud mask and first drink at your choice.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Golden Circle Classic – 6/7 Hours
Iceland’s main attraction is the Golden Circle, it combines most of what Iceland has to offer, beautiful landscape, powerful geysers and the most magnificent waterfall. The highlights of the tour are Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir area and the Gullfoss waterfall.
This tour is designed to let you explore the highlights of Golden Circle route. We will show you sights that are not marked on a map, and only the locals know about. We will start the tour by heading to Þingvellir, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thingvellir, 50 km (31 miles) to the east of Reykjavík, is the national shrine of Iceland and its most historic site, and one of its most beautiful places. The oldest existing parliament in the world first met here in AD930. It has always been the focal point for the country, and whenever a major event is to be celebrated, thousands of people come here.
We continue the Golden Circle by heading to the famous Geysir geothermal area which is home to The Great Geysir and its active sidekick Strokkur! Although the original Geysir is not predictably active, its neighbour, Strokkur, will erupt every 5-7 minutes - so have your camera ready.
We then drive a few minutes down the road to the most famous part of the Golden Circle: Gullfoss, or “Golden Falls “. To stand at Gullfoss and bask in the beauty and the wonder of nature is an uplifting experience. One certainly feels energized after this tour and contact with stunning nature.
During the tour, a delicious lunch will be offered at the local geothermal tomato farm, a unique venue for a special lunch.
,What to expect: Stunning scenery, landmarks of the natural wonders of the country, insight into local history.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address.
Duration:      6 to 7 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     None.
Meals: 3 courses lunch at Geothermal farm.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour can operate: morning and afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
 
Golden Circle Classic and Aurora Chase – 10 Hours
This tour is designed to let you explore the highlights of Golden Circle route ending with a hunt of the Northern Lights. We will show you sights that are not marked on a map, and only the locals know about. We will start the tour by heading to Þingvellir, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thingvellir, 50 km (31 miles) to the east of Reykjavík, is the national shrine of Iceland and its most historic site, and one of its most beautiful places. The oldest existing parliament in the world first met here in AD930. It has always been the focal point for the country, and whenever a major event is to be celebrated, thousands of people come here.
We continue the Golden Circle by heading to the famous Geysir geothermal area which is home to The Great Geysir and its active sidekick Strokkur! Although the original Geysir is not predictably active, its neighbor, Strokkur, will erupt every 5-7 minutes - so have your camera ready.
We then drive a few minutes down the road to the most famous part of the Golden Circle: Gullfoss, or “Golden Falls “. To stand at Gullfoss and bask in the beauty and the wonder of nature is an uplifting experience. One certainly feels energized after this tour and contact with stunning nature.
Before chasing the lights, it will be possible to have a light dinner in a local restaurant.
The Northern Lights usually start showing up in the North. Although as the intensity increases, they can be seen further south. That is why the best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland are those beaches, waterfalls or locations facing North. Many of them are a short drive from Reykjavik. You just need a clear sky, a place away from the light pollution. Our driver guide is an expert to find those best locations according to the forecast and chase the best sightings of the Green Lady.
,What to expect: Stunning scenery, landmarks of the natural wonders of the country, insight into local history. Auroras might be visible in the right weather conditions from late August to early April.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address.
Duration:      10  hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     None.
Meals: Icelandic Soup.
Difficulty:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour only available from late August until early April.
South Shore Adventure – 9 Hours
We take you along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Vík, a charming village surrounded by high beautiful bird cliffs.
Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Dyrhólaey and Vik..
Driving through Vatnajökull National Park, established in 2008 covers 14,1% of Iceland and ranks as Europe's second largest. The unique qualities of Vatnajökull National Park are primarily its great variety of landscape features, created by the combined forces of rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity. Vatnajökull is Europe's largest glacier.
The south side of Vatnajökull is characterized by many high, majestic mountain ridges, with outlet glaciers descending between them onto the lowlands. Sheltered by the high ice, the vegetated oasis of Skaftafell overlooks the black sands deposited to its west by the river Skeiðará.
Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory, not far from Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. (The name literally means "door-hole"). There are also amazing rock formations all along the Birdlife here is abundant, with puffins and eider ducks being the most common species in the area. The lighthouse on the top of the cliff stands impressive and stoic in this often very windy area.
What to expect: Stunning scenery, landmarks of the natural wonders of the country, insight into local history and geology. Coastal villages.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address.
Duration:      9 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     None.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour can operate: morning and afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
South Shore including Jökulsárlón – 14 /15 Hours
We take you along the south coast of Iceland, one of the country’s most scenic regions, as far as Jökulsárlón and its Glacier lagoon.
Among the stops on this tour are at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Vik, Dyrhólaey promontory and Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon.
Driving through Vatnajökull National Park, established in 2008 covers 14,1% of Iceland and ranks as Europe's second largest. The unique qualities of Vatnajökull National Park are primarily its great variety of landscape features, created by the combined forces of rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity. Vatnajökull is Europe's largest glacier.
The south side of Vatnajökull is characterized by many high, majestic mountain ridges, with outlet glaciers descending between them onto the lowlands. Sheltered by the high ice, the vegetated oasis of Skaftafell overlooks the black sands deposited to its west by the river Skeiðará.
Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory, not far from Vík. The place got its name from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. There are also amazing rock formations all along the Birdlife here is abundant, with puffins and eider ducks being the most common species in the area. The lighthouse on the top of the cliff stands impressive and stoic in this often very windy area.
Jökulsárlón has been a part of the Vatnajökull National Park since 1017. The Glacier lagoon is open to the sea and so contains a mixture of salt and freshwater, giving it a unique blue-green color. There are hundreds of seals here in the winter and the lagoon supports many species of fish including krill, herring, trout and, occasionally, salmon. During the excursion you sail among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón.
When possible the Zodiac goes almost all the way up to the glacier (as close as safe).
What to expect: Stunning scenery, landmarks of the natural wonders of the country, insight into local history and geology. Coastal villages. Wildlife and birdwatching.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address.
Duration:      14 to 15 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.     
Entrances:     Zodiac boat tour on the glacier
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour can operate: morning and afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Aurora Chase – 4 Hours
?The northern lights are a truly spectacular natural phenomenon caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the Magnetic Pole. Our tour takes you to see this unique phenomenon from the best location possible on the day.
The Northern Lights usually start showing up in the North. Although as the intensity increases, they can be seen further south. That is why the best places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland are those beaches, waterfalls or locations facing North. Many of them are a short drive from Reykjavik. You just need a clear sky, a place away from the light pollution. Although at times of high solar activity they can be widely visible even from the capital, our driver guide is an expert to find those best locations according to the forecast and chase the best sightings of the Green Lady. 
,What to expect: Stunning scenery, insight into this rare and unique phenomenon. Northern Lights might be visible in the right weather conditions from late August to early April.
Basis: Private tour.
Start / End:   City center Hotel or address. 
Duration:      4 hours.
Vehicle:        01st Class 
Guide: English-speaking driver guide. Other languages on request.      
Entrances:     None.
Meals: None. 
Physical activity Level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour can operate: morning and afternoon. 
Notes: Tour only available from late August until early April.
Food tour in Reykjavik – 3 hs
Experience the foodie side of the Icelandic capital!
On this food walking tour you will try the truly authentic food from Iceland and also get a nice orientation of Reykjavik city.
 
Some of the highlights of this tour are the visit of Reykjavik’s oldest restaurant, a stop at a gastropub, and of course, the possibility of trying a variety of local dishes. Among the specialties included in this tour, we can mention the special Lamb soup, the Unique Icelandic Lamb Hot dog, Lobster soup, and a Skyr Dessert.
You also get tips on what to eat, drink and where to have fun for the rest of your stay in Reykjavik.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      3 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   Ingólfur Square/City Center.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     None.
Meals: Tastings. Icelandic Traditional food is based on meat, fish and dairy, but other options may be available.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. This tour is not offered on public holidays.
 
Walking tour in Reykjavik – 3,5 hs
Reykjavík is a city of bold contrasts. The capital of Iceland is small but cosmopolitan and small-town; vibrant and sophisticated; young-at-heart and yet full of history. In this tour you will walk around the city and discover the main sights.
 
Together with your local guide, you will pass by the Hallgímskirkja church, the highest and probably most iconic building in town, as well as the Dome Church, which is Reykjavik’s Lutheran Cathedral and the bishop’s place in Iceland. The Dome Church is located downtown, next to the Alþingi, house of parliament.
 
You will see other emblematic sites like the “Sun Voyager” sculpture created by Icelandic sculptor Jon Gunnar Arnason. This gleaming steel sculpture is located on Reykjavik’s splendid waterfront and resembles a Viking long-ship, the ‘Solfar’ or ‘Sun Voyager.’ You will also see the modern building Harpa, a cultural and social centre in the heart of the city, and the Old Harbour.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      3,5 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     None.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
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At Sea
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Runevik
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At Sea
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Alesund

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!

Ålesund Walking Tour – 3 Hours


Ålesund differs from most other Norwegian cities with its large concentration of buildings in the Jugend style of architecture. The explanation for this is simple; the town burned to the ground during the Great Fire of 1904. Rebuilding the city took a full three years, aided by numerous local contributions and large donations from the German Kaiser Wilhelm II.
The city planners agreed on consistently using the contemporary style of architecture, Jugend style (also known as Art Nouveau). It is a style characterized by artistic playfulness, fetching inspiration from organic forms and shapes in nature.
This combination of fjords, mountains and a town centre built in so-called art nouveau-style are some of the factors that resulted in Ålesund pinching first place in a survey by the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet. Larger cities like Bergen (second place) and Trondheim (fourth place) – perhaps more famous for their beauty – were not considered to be as scenic as Ålesund when the Norwegians themselves cast their votes.
Walking tour through the winding old city streets, you will learn about the town's historic past. The tour takes in the Art Nouveau houses in the town itself, taking a stroll in the magnificent central district that displays beautiful houses with numerous and elaborate towers, spears and ornaments.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: None.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Ålesund City Tour – 4 Hours

Experience the splendid beauty and history of Ålesund during this picturesque 4 hour excursion through the city and its surroundings, via private vehicle, driver and local English Speaking Guide. Ålesund, a city built in an Art Nouveau style following a catastrophic fire in 1904. One of a few Art Nouveau towns in the world (Jugend style), Ålesund is home to an atmospheric distinct character that is warmly embraced by the locals.
Drive towards the Art Nouveau center of the town, marvel at the amazing decorations and colourful facades. A brief walking tour through the winding old city streets follows where you will learn about the town's historic past. A stop is made on route to the Art Nouveau Centre for a fascinating insight into Art Nouveau through authentic interiors and objects, as well as a captivating multimedia program called “From Ashes to Art Nouveau”. Here you can experience the devastating 1904 fire via film together with photographs and impressive sound and light effects.
Board your vehicle for the journey out of town towards Borgund, the largest trading centre in Sunnmøre during the Viking Era. Here you will view the picturesque Borgund Church followed by a visit to the inviting Sunnmøre Open Air Folk Museum, focusing on Norwegian coastal culture. Enjoy a stroll between the picturesque houses and the indoor exhibitions and get an insight into the cultural and architectural history of Sunnmøre and the Norwegian coastal culture. Heading back towards the city center, we detour with a drive up Mount Aksla. From this location, a panoramic view of the archipelago, the beautiful town center of Ålesund lying quietly below and the spectacular Sunnmøre Alps opens up in front of you. Return journey back to the city center.
 
Basis:  Private tour
Duration: 4 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Art Nouveau Centre, Sunnmøre Open Air Folk Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

 
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Olden
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Flam
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Bergen

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!

Highlights of Bergen with optional hiking
Highlights:
  • Experience Bryggen – UNESCO heritage site
  • Hike up to the mountains surrounding Bergen and have a picnic with a view

Tour Duration: 8 h

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Lunch-picnic
  • Private car with private English speaking guide
Not Included:
  • Admission fees to the museums
  • Tips and gratuities 
Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen may perhaps be a relatively small city (population of 260,000) however it is overflowing with history (the first settlement here were over 900 years ago), culture, incredible nature, gourmet restaurants and cosy cafe’s
Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic Wharf, which is one of the best known European dwelling places from the Middle Ages, comprises a maze of characteristic wooden buildings with pointed gables facing the harbour.

This unique architectural gem is now listed by UNESCO as one of the world's most significant examples of the history and culture of a medieval settlement. Bryggen thrives today as a honeycomb of painter’s and craftsmen’s workshops, plus access to the interior of some of the buildings themselves where history has been preserved as it was originally. 

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen is a funicular cable car that takes you 320 metres above sea level. In just a few minutes you find yourself on top of a mountain with a perfect view of the city and its surroundings. You have not seen Bergen before you have taken Fløibanen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours



Experience the picturesque beauty and historical sights of Bergen during this leisurely 5 hour sightseeing excursion. 
We drive out of the city centre to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The home, an unassuming wooden house stands amongst the trees at the Hill of the Trolls (Troldhaugen). 
Then it is a short drive to the Fantoft Stave Church, originally built in Fortun Sogn in 1150, it was relocated to Fantoft in 1883 where it was rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire in 1992. In the Middle Ages there were approximately 800 stave churches throughout Norway, today only 30 are left standing. 
On return back to the city centre of Bergen, explore by foot the famous Bryggen harbour front - the colorful old Hanseatic merchant buildings from the middle Ages. Destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc, the area was rebuilt in 1702. Now a protected area and listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, the narrow alleyways that run between the rows of houses made for an enchanting stroll that will take you back in time.

Your next stop is the Mt. Fløien Funicular station. The Fløibanen funicular takes you up to a height of 320 meters above sea level. It is a short journey up, on exit of the funicular a magnificent panorama over the city of Bergen, the surrounding mountains and sea awaits you. Return back to the harbor front district by funicular. Some free time has been set aside for you to peruse the Fish and Flower market at the Marbour front.

 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class. 
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Fantoft Stave Church, Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Hike to Mount Fløien and lunch at Bergen´s Fish Market – 5 hours
You start this journey by meeting our guide and taking Bergen´s funicular, one of the trademarks of the city.
The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. The trip starts in the heart of the city and takes you 320 meters above sea level. In just 6 minutes, you will find yourself on top of Mount Fløyen. After enjoying a panoramic view of Bergen we will start our hike!
Our guide will take you through the beautiful surroundings, enjoying the views of the city, the fjords and mountains while discovering the local nature. You will do this hiking at your own pace.
You may walk down to the city center or take the funicular. The tour ends at Bergen´s Fish Market, a place that has a long history that dates to the 1200s. Since then, the market has been one of the most important places for trade between fishermen, farmers, and the inhabitants of the city. Here you will say goodbye to our guide and enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. You will be served a traditional fish platter that includes local delicacies such as king crab, lobster, langoustines, oysters, and creamy mussels.
 
Basis:  Private hiking/walking tour.
Duration:       5 hours (incl 4 hours for funicular and hike, plus time for lunch on your own).
Start / End:   City/Fish Market.
Inclusions: English-speaking guide, Other languages on request, Entrance to  Funicular, Lunch at the Fish Market (Luxury platter: King crab, lobster and langoustines in garlic butter, oysters and creamy mussels. Served with salad, bread, aioli and tarragon dip, tap water). Vegetarian option available (Filled spicy portobello mushroom covered in melted local cheese, served on a bed of vegetables and sweet potato purée.)
Not included
: Vehicle
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Moderate. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes.
 
Bergen Art & Design Walking Tour visiting KODE Art Museum and Arven silver factory – 4 hours
You start this walking tour with our guide, visiting two of the main attractions in Bergen for art and design lovers.
 
We will pay a visit to KODE 3 Museum, which The Rasmus Meyers Collection and a great compilation of works by Edvard Munch, one of the most renowned Norwegian painters.
Among the highlights of the collection are paintings from the Golden Age of Norwegian art, as well as historical interiors from the Bergen area. The presentation includes highlights from the careers of other famous Norwegian artists such as J.C. Dahl, Harriet Backer, Erik Werenskiold and Gerhard Munthe.
 
We continue our tour by visiting Arven´s workshops. In 1868 Theodor Olsen brought international expertise when he established his own sterling silversmithery and store and quickly became a leader in Bergen’s arts and crafts community. Following his death in 1890, the silver smithery and store continued under the name of Theodore Olsen managed by the Aase family for many generations until 2016 when it became Arven AS. Today, Arven is a modern and innovative factory which is constantly developing new and exciting products through bold design work in cooperation with contemporary designers but preserving traditional techniques and classic design.
During your private visit you will be greeted by your host offering you a special welcome with a drink and a taste of delicious Norwegian local produce cheese and snacks, all served using their beautiful cheese slices and knives we create.
Your visit continues with a presentation about the story of silversmithing in Bergen, about Arven, our history, our products, and our way of working. Afterwards there will time for your questions and participation to “show and tell” how each visitor can make their own stamped pendant!
You are then guided to our workshop and witness where our silver cutlery and jewelries are crafted. There will be a little “ceremony” in the workshop where each visitor gets their own Arven medal.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      4 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     KODE 3 Museum and Arven Silver Factory.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. The tour is not offered on Sunday and Monday.
 
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Stavanger

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!

Stavanger City Tour with Norwegian Oil Museum– 4 hours


Explore Norway's past and present during this picturesque 4 hour sightseeing tour that highlights historic Stavanger.
Stavanger, now known as the Oil Capital of Norway has since evolved into a prosperous modern city. Today journey starts with a scenic drive past the harbor area's quaint fish and farmer's market and residential areas. On route you will note how the city has retained its centuries-old roots through the preservation and renovation of its old architecture and infrastructure. Following on the tour takes you out of the city centre to Ullandhaug hill, a hilltop vantage point that commands a sweeping view of Stavanger and beyond to the sparkling Hafrsfjord.

After taking in the panoramic sights, we journey to the little beach at “Moellebukta” where you will see the impressive monument that was raised in commemoration of the battle that unified Norway. The monument, three 30 ft. high swords have been forced into the ground, symbolizing peace, unity and freedom.

It is now time to commence the journey back to the city center where the old residential section of Stavanger will be reached. Here we begin a leisurely walking tour which takes us through some of the narrow lanes that house Northern Europe's best-preserved wooden houses, dating from the late 17th and early 18th-century. The walking tour ends at the small lake where the Stavanger Cathedral is situated; one of a few cathedrals in Scandinavia that has kept its original features.
Join your awaiting vehicle for the transfer to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. During this part of the tour you will discover how oil and gas are created and extracted and how petroleum influences Norwegian society.
 
Basis: Private Tour.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Norwegian Petroleum Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

 
Stavanger Food Tour – 3 hours
A plate of food

Description automatically generated with medium confidenceIndulge in 200 years of Norwegian food culture with tastings throughout Stavanger. We will discover the old town and its cobblestone streets, winding along the many well-preserved 18th- to early 20th-century buildings.
 
Your guide will mix tales of the city’s rich history with explanations of how Norwegians’ eating habits have evolved over the centuries. You will make stops along the way to savor the aromas and taste several different food items that have played a significant role in the development of Stavanger.
 
Start the tour passing by the Cathedral and market square before getting to the Norwegian Canning Museum where you will get a taste of canning smoked sardines and “flatbrød” bread. This culinary walk continues with a visit to one of the most popular eateries in the very heart of the city center - famous for their local specialties and unique house. Here you will taste a selection of Norwegian waffles and homemade specialties, a” must eat” if you are a foodie visiting Norway. The last stop will be to a local chocolatier in a narrow charming street. Here you will learn and see how chocolate is made while you enjoy a confectionary and a cup of warm chocolate topped with chili and whipped cream.
 
Many of Stavanger’s chefs are ranked among the best in Europe, and Stavanger is considered a premier culinary destination. If you want to combine sightseeing with a gastronomical experience, this is the right tour for you!
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      Approx. 3 hours
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     Norwegian Canning Museum.
Meals: Tastings.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Veggie option may be possible upon request. The tour is not offered on public holidays.
 
Cruise in the Lysefjord with walking tour and traditional lunch in Stavanger– 6 hours
Start this tour at the pier and get on board of a brand new and full electric boat. This boat will take you on an unforgettable sailing tour in the Lysefjord.
Once on board you will enjoy a striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin with panoramic windows all around. However, we strongly recommend you venture out on the spacious sundeck.
During the tour you will have majestic views of one of the most famous attractions in Norway, the Preikestolen or “Pulpit Rock”. The boat will also pass by the Vagabond’s Cave, and you will hear more about the legend of this mysterious opening in the mountain. Our captain will carefully nudge the boat’s bow up the Hengjane Falls to feel the spray of mountain water.
Once the boat tour is over, you will walk a few hundred meters to the local restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. After lunch you will meet your guide to have a 2 hours walking tour. Our guide will take you around the main spots of the city, walking the cobblestone streets of the old Stavanger. You will pass by the market square, the Cathedral of the 12th century, the harbor bay and statue of Alexander Kielland, former mayor of Stavanger and well-known writer. You will discover the typical wooden houses of the old town and much more!
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      Approx.6 hours (3 hours cruise + 1 hour for lunch at Local Restaurant on your own + 2 hours walking tour).
Start / End:   Pier/ City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     3 hours cruise.
Meals: Traditional Lunch at local restaurant (Catch of the day or Fish Soup or Caesar Salad or Veggie dish).
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. The tour is not offered on Sundays and Public Holidays.
 
Stavanger City Walk– 2 hours
In this 2 our walking tour you will discover Stavanger´s old town, with its cobblestone streets and small wooden houses.
 
Our guide will introduce you to some of the city’s main icons and personalities and their influence on today’s living standards. You will pass by the market square, the Cathedral of the 12th century and the harbor bay and statue of Alexander Kielland, former mayor of Stavanger and well-known writer.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      2 hours.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     None.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
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Oslo

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!

Oslo City Tour - 4 hours

Drive through the center of Oslo, passing all of the main sights and highlights, including the Royal Palace and the Nobel Institute. View the City Hall, inaugurated in 1950 at Oslo's 900-year jubilee. Akershus Fortress, sitting boldly on the waterfront is today partly a museum and a military area.

 
Pass the Parliament Building before entering Karl Johan Street, named after the Swedish-Norwegian king in the early part of the 19th century. The oldest part of Oslo University, dating back to 1813, lines this street. It is famous for its interior decoration by the painter Edvard Munch.
 
You will also pass through attractive villa areas on the way to Vigeland Park. This enormous open-space was laid out in the first half of the 20th century by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Over a period of 30 years, he created his own world of human beings and animals from stone, iron and bronze. There are about 200 statue groups in all, which describe the course of human life from birth to death. The monolith, a 56-foot high granite block carved with 121 figures stands as the unequivocal centerpiece of this well-planned park.
 
On the Bygdøy Peninsula you will visit the Viking Ship Museum. It houses three authentic longboats dating from the Viking Age, around AD 900-1000, which were excavated from the mudbanks along Oslo fjord. The museum also holds a large collection of items found on board the ships, such as household goods, tools, jewelry and clothing.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Viking Ship Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Oslo Tour to Drøbak - 5 hours


Located 40 minutes outside of Oslo, on the east side of the Oslo Fjord, lies Drøbak. The narrow 18th- and 19th-century streets lined with small wooden houses give the town an idyllic touch. On an island just outside Drøbak you can visit the fortress Oscarsborg.
The centre of Drøbak is the square Torget where you find the popular Tregaarden's Christmas House and Santa's Post Office. They have Norway's biggest permanent Christmas exhibition and a special Santa Claus post stamp. By the charming boat harbour there is also an Aquarium, with the world's only "lutefisk" museum, and Badeparken a little north of the centre is a great place for swimming.
From Sjøtorget there are regular ferries to the Oscarsborg Fortress. The trip takes 5 minutes.
The construction of the fortress was finished in 1853. It got the name Oscarsborg when king Oscar I visited the fortress in 1855. The fortress has a proud and dramatic history and is best known for the sinking of the German heavy cruiser Blücher on 9 April 1940 during World War II.

Oscarsborg Fortress is a jewel in the Drøbak narrow. In summer, Oscarsborg is perfect for families and for those interested in nature, culture and history. Oscarsborg Fortress Museum presents the history of the place and organises guided tours. There are plenty of activities for children. A safari through the subterranean tunnels below the fortress, obstacle courses, bathing beaches and crab fishing.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Oscarsborg Museum
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Oslo Bicycle tour – 3 Hours



Discover an alternative Oslo, full of street art, hip cafés, surprising waterfalls, great food and award winning coffee.

During this approximately 3-hour bike tour, you will ride the path along the Akerselva River, with a stop at the heart of Oslo’s food scene, the indoor food market “Mathallen”. Mathallen is closed on Mondays.


Be amazed by rushing waterfalls in the middle of the city, just blocks from the trendy Grünerløkka neighborhood.

And an absolute must is a stop at the modern Opera and the exciting urban development around it, including a stop at Oslo's newest urban beach. 

Basis Private tour
Duration 3 hours
Start / End Bicycle rental shop.
Vehicle None
Inclusions Bicycle and Helmet.
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances None
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy/Medium. Guests must be in good health and be comfortable riding a bicycle with hand brakes. The tour includes about 2½ hours of cycling, all at a leisurely pace.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.



 

Oslo Explorer tour – 5 Hours



We start with Vulkan - The area is a fusion of culture and creative industry with schools, hotels, food hall, restaurants and exciting tenants. It is the diversity and composition of the players that make Vulkan exciting.

Mathallen Oslo is inspired by the great European food courts. Here you’ll find specialty shops, cafés and great places to eat. The food court will also put on a number of food-related activities like conferences, courses, fairs and competitions. Mathallen Oslo is the place to go for everyone who appreciates high quality food and bevergages and something unique. There will be time for light lunch at Mathallen during the tour.

On the east side of the river Akerselva, behind the old industrial buildings, lies Grünerløkka. Here you will discover numerous little cafés, restaurants and bars. Grünerløkka is also a popular shopping district, with original design shops and many vintage and second-hand stores. 

During the tour we will have an outside visit to the Opera House. Officially opened in April 2008, the Oslo Opera House was designed by the acclaimed Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta. The Opera House, which took five years to complete, sits on the bank of the Bjørvika district, near the stock exchange and the central station. 

A visit to Oslo is not complete without a brief wal through Vigeland´s Sculpture Park .The sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland's life work, comprising over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze and wrought iron. It was installed mainly in the period 1940-1949, but is nevertheless a result of over 40 years of work. It is located in a beuatiful park and natural setting in the city.

Edvard Munch was one of Modernism's most significant artists and the other great Norgwian artist. The New Edvard Munch Museum will open at the end of 2020. 

Basis Private tour
Duration 5 hours
Start / End City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle 1st Class. 
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request. 
Entrances Edvard Munch Museum when it opens at the end 2020
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Oslo Holmenkollen tour – 6 Hours


The famous Holmenkollen ski-jump, located in the hills above Oslo afford a panorama view over the city and the fjord below. 

Holmenkollen Ski Jump has been at the heart of Norwegian skiing for over 100 years. The first ski jumping competition took place on 31st January 1892 when 12,000 spectators were present. The Holmenkollen Ski Jump is world famous and represents an international symbol of ski jumping and ski sport generally.

The Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. With collections from around the country, the museum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present. The 160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town, country and social classes. The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.

Basis Private tour
Duration 6 hours
Start / End City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle 1st Class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.  
Entrances Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Norwegian Folksmuseum.
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Art Tour with visit of Vigeland Sculpture Park and National Theatre in Oslo with Rickshaw transfers – 4 hours
This art tour starts on three wells, a more sustainable way of discovering the city!
Your rickshaw driver will take you to Frogner Park, the famous sculpture park of Oslo. This enormous open space was laid out in the first half of the 20th century by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Over a period of 30 years, he created his own world of human beings and animals from stone, iron and bronze. There are about 200 statue groups in all, which describe the course of human life from birth to death. The monolith, a 56-foot-high granite block carved with 121 figures stands as the unequivocal centerpiece of this well-planned park.
 
Along the ride your driver will tell you more about the Norwegian capital and one of the greatest artists in the country: Edvard Munch. The famous painter grew up in Oslo and started out as an artist in this city. Together with your driver you will follow his footsteps and pass by some of the places that have a significance in his life: his first studio, right in front of the Parliament Building, the Grand Café, a popular hangout for artists in the late 1800s, and Blomqvist art gallery, where he held several exhibitions. We continue towards Pilestredet 30, where Munch spent seven years of his childhood, and then to the campus of the University of Oslo where we will stop to learn about the Aula decorations.
The last stop of the tour is at the National Theatre, where you will say goodbye to the rickshaw driver and meet the theatre´s guide, who will show you around this emblematic building in a private tour lasting around 50 minutes.
During the visit you are shown the theatre's unique rooms and stages, such as the Royal Lodge, which is otherwise closed to the public, and a sneak peek at the Main Stage itself. You also get to literally follow in Ibsen's and Bjørnson's footsteps and hear exciting stories from the theatre's opening in 1899, from the occupation during World War II and from today - because maybe you are wondering what a modern, rehabilitated National Theater could look like in the future? The tour will also showcase the theater building's architecture, the unique art collection that hangs on the walls and you can take a closer look at props, wigs and costumes in our unique and detailed theater exhibitions.
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      Approx. 4 hours (3 hours for rickshaw tour +  50 mins visit of National Theatre).
Start / End:   City Center/National Theatre.
Vehicle:        Ricksaw (2 pax per vehicle)
Guide: English-speaking.
Entrances:     National Theater.
Meals: None.

Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Please note this tour is not offered on Sundays and public holidays.
 
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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!

Made in Copenhagen: Danish Design from local craftsmen
Highlights:
  • Completely customized tour based on client’s interests (furniture, culinary, design etc.)
  • Meet local craftsmen and get introduced to great products they manufacture

Tour Duration: 3-5 h

Tour can operate: Morning and Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Light lunch
  • Private local guide
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Copenhagen City tour – 4 Hours


Your introduction to Copenhagen starts with its heart – centuries old buildings surround canals, royal palaces and the spine of Copenhagen which is the pedestrian precinct of “Strøget.” There is an incredible range of architecture within a small area, renaissance, medieval, baroque, Dutch style and the ultra-modern architecture with glass and steel. Your guide will also take you past the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, the inspiration for Walt Disney, before passing Christiansborg Palace, built on the site of the earliest fortifications of the city dating back to 1167, and now the seat of the Danish Parliament.
  • Tivoli Gardens
  • The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • The colorful canal district
  • The National Museum
  • Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament
  • The old Stock Exchange
  • Kongens Nytorv
  • The Royal Theatre, world-famous for its Royal Ballet
  • The colorful harbor district of Nyhavn
  • Amalienborg Palace, winter residence of the Royal Family
  • The Gefion Fountain
  • The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale
  • Rosenborg Castle, where the crown jewels are protected by the Royal Guard – entrance included.
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, Pier or address. 
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Rosenborg Castle.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Roskilde tour – 5 Hours


Roskilde is an old charming city dating back from the Viking age and is located approximately 1 hour drive outside of Copenhagen.
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture from ancient and medieval times
The large collection of traditional Nordic wooden boats is berthed at the harbor on Museum Island. Here you will also find the five reconstructions of the Skuldelev ships. This large collection of traditional Nordic wooden boats and Viking ships provide a unique perspective and helps create an image of what the Viking ships looked like a thousand years ago.
Roskilde Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece. 1000 years of Danish history are gathered here under beautifully decorated vaults and in dark crypts. Here 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried, so you can explore the entire Danish Royal history in one place. The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site an is the first Gothic cathedral in Scandinavia to be built in bricks. With its many unique Royal chapels, the Cathedral reflects a part of the changing European architectural history.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: The Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Cathedral.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces. 
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purpose.

 
North Zealand Tour – 7 Hours
Set off on an enjoyable narrated tour to Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød. This elegant Dutch Renaissance structure straddles three small islands and has all the trappings of a fairytale castle, but it was gainfully employed as royal residence and setting for important ceremonial events from the 1600s to the 1850s. It now serves as the National Museum of History and is best known for its outstanding collection of portraits, the largest of its kind in Denmark. Your guided tour begins at the Neptune Fountain and visits the rooms of the King's Wing, the Church, and the impressive Knight's Hall, which boasts an intricate carved wooden ceiling.
Take photos of the Royal Family's summer residence Fredensborg Palace during a brief stop on route.
Heading further north through the picturesque countryside of Northern Zealand, you will find the town of Elsinore. Situated in Elsinore, the magnificent structure Kronborg Castle was chosen by William Shakespeare as the setting for his play, Hamlet. It is a suitably dramatic Renaissance castle, built in 1420 and expanded in the 1500s, situated on the narrow sound between Denmark and Sweden. Kronborg Castle is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.
 
Continue back towards Copenhagen along the coastal road. Otherwise known as the Danish Rivera, the coastal road provides a lovely view of the sea between Denmark and Sweden, as well taking you through the fashionable and exclusive residential areas on the outskirts of Copenhagen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Frederiksborg Castle & Kronborg Castle.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purpose.
Malmö and Lund – 7 Hours

Malmö
is Sweden’s third-largest city. Here, Scandinavia's tallest building twists its way skyward, gazing down over the vast Öresund bridge – both modern engineering marvels that reflect multicultural Malmö's progressive outlook.
Focusing on the area around Stortorget (the town square) and lively Lilla Torget (the little square) Malmö's Old Town is a gorgeous warren of cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses.
Located about 2.5km northwest of the Old Town, buzzing, bayside Västra Hamnen represents the modern face of Malmö. It's a popular spot to stroll, sip coffee and browse boutiques, but mostly people come to marvel at the Öresund bridge and the Turning Torso
After Malmö we continue to Lund, founded by the Danes around 1000 AD and once the seat of the largest archbishopric in Europe, Lund is the second-oldest city in Sweden. It's also one of its loveliest, surrounded by beech trees and glowing with an impressive architectural legacy. Its magnificent, medieval old town is centered on its strikingly beautiful cathedral. Radiating around it is the country's oldest, most prestigious university (c 1666). Perhaps ironically, the university keeps Lund young, its vibrant, engaged youth driving a lively arts and culinary scene.
 
Basis: Private Tour.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start/End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Lund Cathedral (Entrance to the crypt to be paid locally).
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purpose.

 
Copenhagen Walking tour – 3 Hours


Your introduction to Copenhagen starts with its heart – centuries old buildings surround canals, royal palaces and the spine of Copenhagen which is the pedestrian precinct of “Strøget.” There is an incredible range of architecture within a small area, renaissance, medieval, baroque, Dutch style and the ultra-modern architecture with glass and steel. Your guide will also take you past the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, the inspiration for Walt Disney, before passing Christiansborg Palace, built on the site of the earliest fortifications of the city dating back to 1167, and now the seat of the Danish Parliament.

  • Town Hall Square
  • The pedestrian Street Strøget 
  • Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament
  • The old Stock Exchange
  • Kongens Have
  • Rosenborg Castle, where the crown jewels are protected by the Royal Guard
  • Amalienborg Castle 
  • The colorful harbor district of Nyhavn
  • Kongens Nytorv
  • The Royal Theatre, world-famous for its Royal Ballet

Basis Private tour
Duration 3 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address 
Vehicle None
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request 
Entrances None
Meals  None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Copenhagen Walking food tour through the meat-packing district – 3 Hours


The Meatpacking Gourmet food tour invites you to taste the modern Nordic kitchen. Explore the West End and the old meatpacking district “Kødbyen”, the fastest developing foodie area in town. During this tour you will experience the new, fresh and young Danish culinary scene, concentrated in an around the converted old derelict factory’s of the meat packing district, now turned into some of the most interesting hip new restaurants in the city.

Colorful Vesterbro is full of many contrasts and is a popular area for Copenhageners. The tour begins at Vesterbros Torv, right in front of the church steps. From here the tour is conducted on foot. Along the way various seasonal tastings that make up for a full meal will be enjoyed. This may include 2 large open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød), a large homemade pork croquette, homemade akvavit, handmade gourmet chocolates, organic charcuterie and vegetables, beer from a local microbrewery as well as a surprise or two. Be aware that tastings may vary according to season and supply. Vegetarian alternatives can be arranged.

Basis Private
Duration 3 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address
Vehicle 01st class. Included for private transfers from/to City center Hotel / address
Guide

English-speaking. Other languages on request

Entrances None
Meals Various tastings making up for a full meal
Difficulty  Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Copenhagen Bicycle tour – 3 Hours


If you want to get out and see the most of Copenhagen, a bike tour is a great choice. Be part of this tour and experience Copenhagen on two wheels as your guide will lead you around the city and to its sights in style.

The Danish cycle-culture is as old as the bicycle itself. Copenhageners have used bicycles to transport themselves to and from work since the 1880s. Back then, commuting by bike was the fastest, easiest and most environmentally friendly way to move around the city – and it still is. Copenhagen got its first bike lane in 1910 but most parts of the current network of bike lanes have been established within the last 25 years. Today 50% of the Copenhageners choose to commute by bike every day. Most of them do it all year round – rain, hail, snow or sunshine.

?During the tour you will see some of the famous landmarks of Copenhagen which include the beautiful Tivoli Gardens, The City Hall, Christiansborg Castle, The Royal Library, The Old Stock Exchange, Christianshavn, Our Saviours Church, The Opera, The National Bank,The Kings Square, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Castle, Langelinie, Kastellet, The little Mermaid, Rosenborg Castle, the Kings Garden, Strøget (The pedestrian street) to name a few. While riding backstreets and crossing bridges, your guide will also show you some of the hidden gems the city of Copenhagen has to offer. Discover hip neighborhood’s, secret gardens, courtyards and hidden churches.

Basis Private
Duration 3 hours
Start / End City center bicycle rental shop
Vehicle Bicycle – (Helmet included)
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request
Entrances None
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy/Medium. Guests must be in good health and be comfortable riding a bicycle with hand brakes. The tour includes about 2½ hours of cycling, all at a leisurely pace.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Copenhagen Walking tour in the pursuit of Hygge – 4 Hours



Hygge is as Danish as pork roast and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life in the company of good people. The warm glow of candlelight is also hygge. Friends and family – well that’s hygge too. 

In the summertime, hygge is spending time in the sun, over a beer at the pier, a picnic in one of the city parks or just hanging out with good friends in one of Copenhagen’s many picturesque and historical back yards.

This 4-hour walking tour will highlight what hygge is all about. The tour starts by exploring the area around the Latin quarters an around the pedestrian street Strøget. 

The Latin Quarter is one of the most entertaining areas of Denmark's capital city, with a young-spirited undertone around the vicinity of Copenhagen University. The Latin Quarter is well known for its hang-out spots, alternative shopping and 17th-century architecture. 

Part of Danish hygge is having coffee with friends, so we will pick up a cup of coffee to go and a cinnamon roll at Sankt Peders Bakery, Copenhagen oldest bakery which was founded in 1652. 

We continue our tour by visiting the church of our Lady. The Copenhagen Cathedral in its present shape is an unpretentious building in Neo-Classicist style designed by the architect C.F. Hansen. It is situated close to the University of Copenhagen. An inside visit to the Round Tower in included. It was built as part of the Trinity Complex, named after the Holy Trinity and designed to accommodate three things: the observatory at the top of the tower, the library on the floor above the Trinity Church and of course the church itself. From its vantage point you will be able to peak into some of Copenhagen’s old, historical and cozy court yards before we head over to the Kings Garden, a popular green spot in the city center.

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address
Vehicle None
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request
Entrances Round Tower & The Church of our Lady
Meals Coffee & Cinnamon roll
Difficulty Grade Easy to Medium. Walking required over uneven surfaces and uphill in the Round Tower
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Copenhagen Jewish tour – 4 Hours


Although never large in numbers, the Jews in Denmark have nevertheless had a substantial and important influence on Danish culture and history. The sights on your tour includes The Round Tower with its golden Hebrew inscriptions; the statue of the world famous Danish Jewish Nobel Prize winner, Niels Bohr; and the Trinitatis church where the Torah scrolls from the Copenhagen Synagogue were hidden during the Second World War and were thus saved from destruction.

You will be informed of the present day Jewish community, its size and the various components that went into its making. The story of the five dark years under Nazi occupation, the deeds of the Danes and their king, Christian X will not be forgotten.

The Danish Jewish Museum, designed by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind, opened in 2004 and is a must-see for anyone interested in the Jews of Denmark. Located in the center of Copenhagen, the museum is a great starting point for exploring Jewish history in Denmark. The museum presents 400 years of Danish Jewish history, including the rescue and deportation of the Danish Jews in 1943. Copenhagen’s main synagogue, finished in 1833 is located in Krystalgade (Crystal Street) in the old part of Copenhagen and will be viewed from its exterior during the tour.

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address
Vehicle 1st Class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request
Entrances The Jewish Museum
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces 
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Christianshavn & Dragør tour – 4 Hours



Narrow cobbled streets, Michelin-starred restaurants and cozy cafes along the canal. Just across the bridge Knippels Bro is Christianshavn, officially part of Copenhagen city centre. Christianshavn is a much-desired area for Copenhageners to live. And it is easy to see why. It is central, full of bars and restaurants and has a unique maritime atmosphere. 

Dragør was founded in the 12th century, and it grew quickly as a fishing port. During the medieval period it was an international marketplace for Hanseatic merchants who came each year to buy herring. In the early sixteenth century, King Christian II invited a group of farmers from the Netherlands - at the time, a more agriculturally advanced nation than Denmark - to settle here to produce food for the royal household. You still find many Dutch names on the doors in Dragør. The town center is very idyllic with its characteristic yellow painted houses, thatched straw roofs and cobblestone streets, plus a charming harbor that is still an active fishing port.

Christiansborg Palace is located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen and houses Denmark's Parliament. It is the Prime Minister's residence and where the Queen of Denmark receives visiting royalty and heads of state in its royal reception rooms. In the Marble Hall, see the incredible, colorful tapestries displaying Danish and world history over the past 1,000 year.

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address
Vehicle 1st Class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request
Entrances Christiansborg Palace
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purpose

Copenhagen Sustainable boat tour- you are the captain! - 3 Hours
 We start the tour on three wheels, going through the stress of Copenhagen in a rickshaw. This small vehicle has three wheels and is pushed by a bike. Our rickshaw driver will be in charge of taking us from the hotel in the city center or meeting point to the pier where a boat waits for us.
After a brief introduction on how to sail the boat, you will start sailing around the canals of Copenhagen, doing it at your own pace and choosing your own route. The boat ride lasts 2 hours and will allow you to feel the maritime atmosphere of the city and be, at least for a while, like a real boat captain.
Once on board you will enjoy some tapas while you discover the city from a different perspective and in a sustainable way. These boats work with solar energy, leaving as few carbon footprints as possible and protecting the sensitive harbour environment.
Once the boat tour is over, you go back to the hotel in our rickshaw. After this tour you will have experienced a truly sustainable tourism activity.
 
Basis:  Private tour
Start / End:   City center
Notes: Tour program may be changed for logistic / planning purposes.
Suitable for families with small children.

Tour Duration: 3 hours
Tour can operate: morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light. Grade Easy/Medium. The boats are easy to control. Life jackets are included. The tour includes about 2h boat tour, all at a leisurely pace. 
Inclusions: Tapas and 1 bottle of water per person. Rickshaw (max 2 pax per vehicle)  and electric boat.
Not included: guide, entrances, transfers to/from pier.
Copenhagen Rickshaw tour – 3 Hours


If you want to get out and see the most of Copenhagen effortlessly, a Rickshaw tour is a great choice. Be part of this tour and experience Copenhagen on three wheels as your driver guide will lead you around the city and to its sights in style.
 
The Danish cycle-culture is as old as the bicycle itself. Copenhageners have used bicycles to transport themselves to and from work since the 1880s. Back then, commuting by bike was the fastest, easiest and most environmentally friendly way to move around the city – and it still is. Copenhagen got its first bike lane in 1910 but most parts of the current network of bike lanes have been established within the last 25 years. Today 50% of the Copenhageners choose to commute by bike every day. Most of them do it all year round – rain, hail, snow or sunshine.
?During the tour you will see some of the famous landmarks of Copenhagen which include The City Hall, Christiansborg Castle, The Old Stock Exchange, Christianshavn, Our Saviours Church, The Opera,  The Kings Square, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Castle, Kastellet, The little Mermaid,  to name a few. While riding backstreets and crossing bridges, your guide will also show you some of the hidden gems the city of Copenhagen has to offer. Discover hip neighborhood’s, secret gardens, courtyards, and hidden churches. Continuing along the way there is a convenient stop for a coffer break, just like a real Dane,  and you will  pass by Christiania and hear the story about the free state around the big canal on the 'havneringen' route, hitting the Green Bike Lane before returning to the city center.
Basis:  Private tour   
Start / End:   As requested within central area of Copenhagen      
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Tour Duration: 3 hours in total, incl a stop for coffee.
Tour can operate: morning or afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light
Inclusions: Rickshaw (max 2 pax per vehicle) with English-speaking. Other languages on request. Coffee. 

Not included: transfer from/to pier

Copenhagen Urban Dining - 4 hours
 Your private tour will star at a centrally arranged spot in Copenhagen, where you meet the chef and guide for this unique tour of the city. It is much more than just a food or cycle tour. You will meet the locals firsthand, explore the secrets of the city cycling and following this talented chef, passionate about his culture, food, nature, sustainability and of course cycling. Every detail has been carefully thought to offer you a memorable and very different experience of the Danish lifestyle. You will be greeted by this family and experience the best Danish hospitality while you start with your aperitif, then you move on and follow your cycling chef. No matter the weather, you will enjoy a fantastic 5 course meal served and cooked for you in 2 or 3 strategic spots according to the weather. 
 
This is an outdoor experience, but logistically planned for you to enjoy every single step. You just need to dress with the appropriate gear, a bicycle, and your hunger for an exquisite experience. Whilst we cannot control the weather, if you come well prepared for this adventure nothing will spoil it, and you will end with an unforgettable memory, and better understanding of what Danish culture is about.
 
Basis:  Private tour
Start / End:  Meeting point can vary within central area of Copenhagen. To be confirmed at booking time
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Easy/Moderate.The tour includes about 2½ hours of cycling, all at a leisurely pace, and 2 or 3 stops to enjoy the meal!
Inclusions:  5 course meal and 1 drink (vegetarian available),  English-speaking guide (Other languages on request), transport by bike with helmet.
Not included: transfer from/to pier.
Kayak Tour in Copenhagen channels with lunch and Rickshaw transfers – 4 hours
Discover Copenhagen from a different angle and in a sustainable way!
We start our day with a ricksahw transfer. A rickshaw is a 3 wheels bike that allows you to move around in a “green way”. Your rickshaw driver will take you to Knippelsbro, where you will be instructed on how to safely kayaking around Copenhagen.
Together with the instructor, you will be drifting by some of the most iconic buildings in town such as the National Bank, the Black Diamond, the Opera House and the colorful Nyhavn. We will enter the canals of historical Christianshavn and head towards Christiansborg, now home of the Danish parliament, through Frederiksholms canal, paddling under beautiful bridges and finding the secret underwater sculpture, Agnete og Havmanden. This is a fun and exciting way to explore Copenhagen.
After kayaking you will enjoy a lunch at the Kayak Bar and then you will take your rickshaw transfer back to your hotel/address in the city center.

Basis:  Private tour.
Duration:       4 hours (incl. 2 hours kayak tour plus time for lunch and transfers)
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:         Rickshaw for transfers. NOTE: max 2 pax per rickshaw.
Guide: Kayak instructor will give instructions in English.  
Entrances:     None
Meals: Lunch (burger, or similar, with beverage. Veggie options available)
Physical activity level:      Grade Moderate. Kayaking at leisure pace, walking required over uneven surfaces. No experience required, but you should be able to swim.
Wheelchair accessible: no.
Tour operates: morning or afternoon.

Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Kayaking equipment will be provided.
Please bring: Hat, Sun Cream, Sunglasses, Waterproof Clothes, Spare Clothes, Swimming Suit, Towel, Water Bottle.

 
A classic Danish afternoon tea at Tivoli Gardens with rickshaw transfers - 4 hours
Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and summer garden in the heart of Copenhagen. The park opened on August 15, 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world. Tivoli is a unique and wonderful experience for everybody, in all ages and a must do when visiting Copenhagen.
During your visit have a “hyggeligt” stop to enjoy a traditional Danish afternoon at Tivoli´s KaffeBar. There you will get the “Cake of the Day” with a filter coffee/tea.
Instead of taking a traditional car transfer, we get you on a ”rickshaw” 3 wheels bike, moving around the city effortlessly and in a more sustainable way. Your rickshaw driver will take you to Tivoli and then back to the hotel/address in the city center.
Basis:  Private tour.
Duration:       4 hours.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:         Rickshaw for transfers. NOTE: up to 2 people per rickshaw.
Guide: None.
Entrances:     Tivoli Gardens. NOTE: access to rides are not included in the entrance ticket but can be purchased separately at the park.
Meals: Danish cake and coffee/tea.
Physical activity Level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: mornign, afternoon.

Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
 
Zealand Art Tour with visit of Karen Blixen Museum, Louisiana Museum and traditional Danish lunch – 6 hours
This tour is ideal for those who love culture, art, and literature, as we will visit two of the most emblematic museums in Copenhagen region, driving through the Danish Riviera.  
 
We start our day heading towards Karen Blixen's Museum, located in Rungsted, only 30 mins by car from Copenhagen. Karen Blixen is one of Denmark's most famous authors. Among her best-known literary works are the novel Out of Africa, describing life in Kenya, where she ran a coffee plantation in the outskirts of Nairobi from 1914 to 1931. Out of Africa and the short story Babette's Feast, turned into Oscar-winning films.
The museum occupies the rooms where Karen Blixen lived, and it also houses a gallery featuring Karen Blixen's drawings and paintings, a documentary exhibit on her life and work, a library, a film screening room, a café, a museum shop, and an auditorium used for lectures and special exhibitions.
 
After enjoying a traditional Danish lunch in a local restaurant, we continue our tour by visiting Louisiana Art Museum, in Humlebaek.
 
Louisiana is the most visited art museum in Denmark and has an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, dating from World War II to the present day. In addition, it has a comprehensive program of special exhibitions all year around, achieving its  status as one of the world's most respected exhibition venues  The museum is also acknowledged as a milestone in modern Danish architecture, and is noted for its synthesis of art, architecture, and landscape. A walk in the Sculpture Park is an essential part of the Louisiana experience, offers a special interplay with stunning view over the Øresund and across Sweden ,and where nature, weather and the change of seasons, make the sculptures look very different from time to time
 
Basis:  Private tour.
Duration:       6 hours.
Start / End:   City.
Inclusions:         01st Class vehicle,  English-speaking guide, Other languages on request, Entrances to Karen Blixen Museum and Louisiana Museum, Traditional Danish Lunch (warm dish + traditional “kransekage”) in local restaurant. Beverages not included, veggie option available.
Physical Level Activity:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Family day tour at Camp Adventure – 6 hours
Copenhagen is not only about Nordic food, Scandinavian design, and the Danish royals. It is also about fun and adventure!
A great alternative for a full day of excitement is Camp Adventure, a climbing park located in Rønnede, only 1 hour away from the capital. Camp Adventure offers 10 climbing courses to move in and out across a beech forest and is home of the very famous Forest Tower.
Once you get to the park, you are provided with safety equipment and will be taught by professional instructors in the use of the equipment and harnesses. Do not worry, the equipment is the best in the market, and it is safe and easy to use! There is no need to have previous experience.
You will also be able to visit the 45-meter-tall Forest Tower, built with corten steel and local oak. The tower offers to enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view over the beautiful southern Zealand nature. The trip through the beech forest, up into the Forest Tower and back is 3,2 km long.
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      6 hours (incl transfer time approx. 1 hour each way) .
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        01st Class for transfers.
Guide: None. Instructions to go around the climbing park will be given in by Camp Adventure staff in English.
Entrances:     Camp Adventure (Forest Tower and Climbing Park).
Meals: Sandwich and soda.
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Physical activity level: Grade Medium. Walking required over uneven surfaces, climbing, and going through different obstacles is necessary when visiting the climbing park.
Notes: The tour is offered from April to October. Wear practical and comfortable clothes that you can move well in, and wear shoes that are tightly fit to your foot.
Restrictions: For safety reasons, maximum weight is 120 kg. People with heart-, lung-, back- and neck problems as well as pregnant women and others with disorders that adversely affect the ability to climb, participates at their own risk. It is not allowed to be affected by alcohol or other drugs when staying on the courses.  
Wheelchair accessible: NO
 
Historical Spa and visit to the Cistern of Copenhagen – 4 hours
This tour will take you on a journey of relaxation in a candlelit historical building. AIRE Spa is inspired by the tradition of baths from ancient Roman, Greek and Ottoman civilizations. Here you will go at your own pace through different baths at different temperatures.
 
You continue the excursion at the Cisternerne, an old water reservoir built in 1856-1859. The cisterns are located on Frederiksberg Hill, 31 meters above sea level, the highest point of the very flat Danish capital. The natural pressure, when the water was let out, allowed the water to travel all the way up into the new Copenhagen town houses contributing considerably to the improvement of the water supplied to locals.
 
In 1933 the cisterns stopped functioning as a water reservoir and for many decades these subterranean chambers were forgotten until 2013 when the building became a part of The Frederiksberg Museums.  Today, the old subterranean water reservoir of Soendermarken is home of events and art exhibitions that awaken all senses. The huge dripstone cave is sparsely lit, the climate is moist and cool, and a magical art experience is guaranteed.
 Basis:  Private tour.
Duration:       Approx. 4 hours
Start / End:   City Center.
Vehicle:         01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking guide for the tour at the Cisterne.
Entrances:     Spa Access (90 mins) and Cisterne entrance with guided tour.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. This tour is not offered on Mondays.
 
06/21/2022 06/21/2022
At Sea
06/22/2022 06/22/2022
Tallinn

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!

Tallinn: Panoramic Tallinn - 8 hours
Your local English-speaking guide will greet you at the port and take you on a private tour of Tallinn. Start with a visit to the historic Kadriorg Park, home to the stunning Catherine's Palace and surrounding gardens that were commissioned by the Russian Czar Peter I in the early 18th century. Continue on to the Song Festival Grounds, known as the venue for Estonia’s Song Festival that takes place every five years and can hold up to 300,000 spectators and 30,000 performers! Next visit Pirita, a beautiful beachside location where the yachting complex was built for the 1980 Olympic Games.

Driving past ancient walls and tower gateways, see the national blue, black and white flag flying over the Tall Hermann Tower. Walk up Toompea Hill to Palace Square to view the Baroque Toompea Castle, now the residence of the Estonian Parliament, and to visit the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Stroll along medieval cobblestone streets to the scenic viewpoint over the Lower Town rooftops, passing St Mary’s Cathedral, the oldest church in Estonia, as well as the Stenbock House, the residence of the Estonian Prime Minister.

The Great Guild Hall, the Holy Spirit Church, the Town Council’s Apothecary and the Town Hall can also be found in the labyrinth of streets. Make some time for shopping at the Müürivahe Street market, where traditional wool and linen products are sold.

Highlights:
  • See the stunning Catherine's Palace, the Song Festival Grounds ans the beautiful beachside location of Pirita

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Low

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

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
Tallinn city tour - 3 hours

 
Tallinn city tour is a combined tour by car / minivan and walking tour in the Old Town
The tour starts by a tour circling around the Old Town and offering a fascinating view of the medieval town and the 16th century fortification wall with numerous red tile roofs. The tour also leads by the Pirita beach side passing by the Song Festival Grounds, St Birgitte's Convent ruins and Pirita Olympic yacht centre.
The tour gives an overall impression about the city, its history and development. The walking tour in the Old Town takes you back to medieval times when Tallinn was an important trade centre and gathered merchants and traders of all nationalities. Enjoy the well preserved Old Town with buildings dating back even 16th century, narrow cobbled stone streets and small inner yards with charming art galleries and cafes. 

 

Basis  Private tour
Duration  3 hours
Start / End

City center Hotel or pier

Vehicle 1st class
Guide

English-speaking. Other languages on request

Entrances Dome Cathedral
Meals None
Diifculty

Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces

Notes

NOT AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS
Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Tallinn Jewish Heritage Tour – 4 Hours


The tour highlights the charming Old Town of Tallinn as well as Jewish Heritage in Tallinn.
During the walking tour you will visit Tallinn’s Upper Town with Otrhodox St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle and Estonian Parliament, Dome Church and a view platform to the Lower Town and the Bay of Tallinn. Most significan sites in Lower Town that you will visit will be Danish Kings Garden, Town Hall Square and Viru Gates
The tour also includes a visit to Estonian Jewish Museum and Tallinn Synagogue. 

Estonian Jewish Museum 

The museum gives a thorough overview of the Jewish community in Estonia during different times in history. This is where various materials concerning the destiny of Estonian Jews are stored. The exposition of the museum comprises of three sections: a permanent exhibition, a library with books written by or about Estonian Jews and a thematic electronic archive. The large paper archive is where the originals of the documents are stored.

Tallinn Synagogue 

Established in 2007, Tallinn's Synagogue is by far the most modern house of worship in the city.
It was a long time coming. During World War II, the Jewish community that had existed in Tallinn was all but wiped out, and its Synagogue bombed. In the years following the war, a few native Jews returned to Tallinn, joined by many more Russian Jews, but the Soviet regime had outlawed any open observance of Judaism. It was only after Estonia regained independence in 1991 that a real Jewish religious community was re-established here. 


 

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End Hotel city center or pier
Vehicle 1st class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request    
Entrances Estonian Jewish Museum and Tallinn Synagogue
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes NOT AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS / Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Tallinn Full Day Family Fun - 5 to 6 hours



Start the day by an unconventional and fun way to discover the city. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel or pier to drive you to the starting point of your 2 hours Segway tour.

The Segway Experience is very fun for everyone who would like to discover Tallinn from a different way. It allows you to see the most important and interesting sights of the city in only couple of hours.
Riding a Segway is the most amazing experience. It gently moves you and keeps you balanced. Just step on and ride smoothly and almost silently away with a feeling of simple mobility and freedom.
Segway ride is great way for getting together and having fun. Kids, teens, adults & oldies – everyone loves Segway rides.

After the tour your driver will come pick you up and driver you to the Estonian Open-air Museum in Rocca al Mare (Recommeded for Families with Children).
Rocca al Mare is Estonian Ethnography Open-air Museum located in a nice pine forest near the sea at a distance of about 20 min drive from the Old Town. This museum leads you back to the time of old rural Estonia. The vast, forested park is filled with thatched, 18-20th-century farm buildings, windmills, a wooden chapel and a village school, with staff demonstrating how people lived and worked in times past. Visitors can buy handicrafts and try out the traditional food served in the village tavern


 

Basis Private tour
Duration 5-6 hours
Start / End

City center Hotel or pier

Vehicle

1st class. Included for private transfers to the Segway tour and 4hrs vehicle at disposal afterwards. 

Guide

English-speaking for Segway tour. Rocca al Mare on your own.

Entrances

Estonian Open-air Museum at Rocca al Mare

Meals None
Difficulty

Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces

Notes

Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Tallinn Food Tour – 3 Hours


 
What is the Estonian cuisine - Nordic with a twist, a touch from Russian kitchen and a bit of German? Take a glimpse into its surprisingly vivid culinary scene during our Tallinn Food Tour. You’ll have 6-7 food & wine- stops combined with strolls on historical cobblestone streets of Tallinn Old Town.
Tallinn Food Tour combines city sightseeing with various food (and some drink) - stops. The walking tour route is based on Tallinn Old Town, so you will pass most of its main sights and churches on your way, as well as you’ll have a couple of entrances. 

Tallinn Food Tour includes food-stops like: at medieval thematic tavern, street sales, eco-food-store, deli- shop, typical Estonian cuisine restaurant, and at a secret wine terrace in the Old Town. There are also some surprise stops en route. During this food tour you will get the first impression on the variety of culinary scene in Estonia, where it came and where is it heading for, along with stories and legends told by our professional tour guides. 

 

Basis

Private transfers and Scheduled tour
Private tours: availability and price upon request!

Duration 3 hours
Start / End Meeting point in the Old Town. 
Vehicle

none

Guide

English-speaking.

Entrances None
Meals

Various tastings making up for a full meal

Difficulty

Grade Easy to Medium. Walking required over uneven surfaces

Notes

AVAILABLE FROM MID-MAY TO MID-SEPTEMBER
Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

06/23/2022 06/23/2022
St. Petersburg

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!

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage Museum - 4 hours
Founded by Peter the Great in order to create Russia’s “Window to Europe” this elegant city is home to some of the world’s finest architecture, palaces and grand estates. As you exit immigration control at St. Petersburg Port, you will receive a warm greeting from your private guide and driver.
 
Begin with a drive through the historical centre of St. Petersburg, where you will see the city’s incredible landmarks; Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and Vasilevsky Island. The impressive Peter & Paul Fortress is one of the highlights of your tour and its Cathedral is the final resting place for many of Russia's Tsars, including Peter the Great himself.
 
Continue to the awe-inspiring Hermitage in the lavishly decorated Winter Palace. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it houses an astounding 3 million pieces of art. After your tour you will be transferred back to your cruise ship.
 
Highlights:
  • Admire the city’s incredible landmarks; Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and Vasilevsky Island
  • Visit the impressive Peter & Paul Fortress
  • Marvel at the astounding 3 million pieces of art at the awe-inspring Hermitage
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by Mercedes E-class or similar for 1 and 2 passengers, a 6 seater
  • minibus for 3 and 4 passengers, and a 20 seater minibus for 5 and 6 passengers.
  • Expert local English-speaking guide for stated sightseeing
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
  • 24 hour emergency contact service
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours
Find your bearings in St Petersburg on a half-day drive through the historical city centre, taking in highlights such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and Vasilevsky Island. Also visit the fascinating Peter & Paul Fortress, built by Peter the Great in 1703 to provide protection from the Swedes. The Fortress Cathedral is the burial place of most of the Russia's Tsars and Tsarinas from the eighteenth century onwards, including Peter the Great himself.

Afterwards visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, whose gilded dome dominates the city skyline. The cathedral's construction began in 1818 and was not completed until 1858. Sculptures and massive red granite columns ornament the façade, while the interior is even more lavishly decorated with mosaics, icons and columns of malachite and lapis lazuli
.

Highlights:
  • The wonderful sights of St Petersburg including Nevsky Prospect, the Winter Palace and Vasilevsky Island
  • Visits to the fascinating Peter and Paul Fortress and the impressive St Isaac’s Cathedral
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport luxury car or minivan
  • Expert local guide for stated sightseeing for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St Petersburg: Impressionist Art & the Faberge Museum - 6 hours
Experience one of the most famous museums in the world, the awe-inspiring Hermitage in the lavishly decorated Winter Palace. The Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings and houses 3-million pieces of artwork from the Stone Age to modern times. The General Staff Building, one of the city’s most famous architectural monuments, is just five minutes’ walk from the main Hermitage collection. Designed by the architect K. I. Rossi and built in the 1820s, the building houses collections of Russian and European decorative art and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition includes world-famous paintings, such as Pissarro’s Boulevard Montmartre and Cézanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire, as well as collections of famous Impressionist and post-Impressionist art works by the likes of Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh and Gauguin. Visitors more inclined to modern art enjoy a collection featuring Matisse, Derain and Picasso. The whole museum complex was bombarded during the siege of Leningrad in WWII but re-opened to the public in 1945.

Afterwards, a
dmire the stunning treasures at the Fabergé Museum with your expert guide. Founded by entrepreneur Viktor Vekselberg, the museum opened its doors in December 2013 to display a glittering collection of Faberge eggs and glittering objets d’art created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his contemporaries. Vekselberg's collection of Faberge objects is rated as one of the world's most valuable and includes items he bought from the Forbes family for $100 million in 2004. His mission is to repatriate as much work of the great Russian masters that was sold off by the Bolsheviks and to make it available to the public. One of the most famous pieces on display here is the Imperial Coronation Egg, made in 1897.


Highlights:
  • Explore the famous Impressionist collection of the Hermitage, one of the world's most important museums, which houses 3 million pieces of artwork from the Stone Age to modern times
  • Discover the incredible treasures of the Faberge Museum with eggs uniquely decorated by the master artist
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon (Not available Mondays)

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light


Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • Expert local guide for stated sightseeing for 6 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 6 hours
Today's sightseeing takes you out of the city to Peterhof - the great summer estate and artistic gem of Peter the Great, nestled on the shore of the Gulf of Finland (part of the Baltic Sea). After his victory over the Swedes at Poltava in 1709, Peter decided to build a palace "befitting of the very highest of monarchs" and a visit to Versailles in 1717 furthered these ambitions. Over 5000 labourers, serfs and soldiers were employed in the creation of this magnificent estate that was officially opened in 1723. Enjoy an exciting return to St Petersburg later as your journey by hydrofoil.

Highlights:
  • Visit the extravagant Peterhof Grand Palace and Park
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon (Not available on Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month)

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Hydrofoil tickets from Peterhof to St. Petersburg
  • Expert local guides for stated sightseeing
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours
Today's sightseeing with your local guide takes you out of the city to Tsarskoe Selo ('the Tsar's village'), more commonly known as Pushkin. Explore the beautiful Catherine's Palace, whose formal parks stretch to Rastrelli's blue and white Hermitage building. The palace houses a dazzling opulent interior and the world-famous Amber Room, which has been remarkably and meticulously restored to its original glory.

Highlights:
  • Visit the opulent Catherine's Palace and explore the formal parks and magnificent Amber Room
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon (Closed on Tuesdays and the last Monday of each month)


Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Expert local guides for stated sightseeing
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.
City tour including Peter & Paul Fortress – Half day
St Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia after Moscow. Founded more than 300 years ago, in 1703 by Peter the Great, the city is located on 42 islands, so it is not incidental that St Petersburg is also called “the Venice of the North”.
This sightseeing tour will allow you to discover the most interesting buildings and world-famous architectural ensembles of the city and learn its history rich in events. Among other sights, you will pass by the Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the church of Our Savior-on-the-Spilled Blood, the Stroganov Palace, the Hermitage museum and much more.
One of our stops will be at the very famous Peter and Paul’s Fortress, one of the must do visits intown. We will visit the fortress, which standing on a small island at the center of the Neva delta. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, this is the oldest building in St Petersburg. Until 1917, the fortress was mainly used for holding political prisoners, such as Dostoyevsky, Lenin’s brother Alexander and Peter the Great’s son Alexei.  At the heart of the fortress is the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, with its landmark gold spire, where all of Russia’s pre-Revolutionary leaders were buried, apart from Peter, Ivan IV and Nicholas II.
Basis:          Private tour.
Duration:      Half-day.
Start / End:  City center or some central hotels.
Vehicle:        Private car.
Guide:          English-speaking. Other languages on request.    
Entrances:    Peter and Paul’s Fortress.
Meals:         None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes:          Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Peterhof with Visit to the Grand Palace, park and fountain complex – 6 hours
This tour visits the sumptuous Peterhof, or “Peter’s Court”, which dates back to 1715. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, Peterhof is often called "Russian Versailles" or "The Capital of Fountains".
The building is probably the most famous and spectacular Imperial estate in St. Petersburg, and a magnificent town of parks, palaces, and fountains.
The highlights are the Grand Palace (“the Russian Versailles”, now a vast museum of lavish rooms and galleries), Monplaisir (Peter’s outwardly more humble villa), the Grand Cascade (the centrepiece of the palace grounds with over 140 fountains), the Lower Park (parkland along the Gulf with more fountains and pavillions), Marly Palace and Alexandria Park.
Peterhof is not only a place of architectural and artistic value, but also a place full of history as it was the favorite summer estate of Peter the Great and for a long period of time it was the official residence of Romanovs dynasty.
 
Basis:           Private tour.
Duration:      Half-day.
Start / End:   City center or some central hotels.
Vehicle:        Private car.
Guide:           English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:    Peterhof.
Meals:         None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes:          Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. This excursion is not offered on Mondays.
 
Pushkin with Visit to the Catherine’s Palace and park – 5 hours
In this tour you will discover the sumptuous Tsar Village (Pushkin), the summer residence of Russian Emperors which is located at 25 km south of St. Petersburg.
 
Historically, the estate was called "Saarskaya Myza", but in 1724 when the Russian Empress Catherine I ordered to built here a palace, it was renamed to "Tsarskoe Selo" (Royal Village).
The unique architectural ensemble of Pushkin is world known for its elegant palaces and pavilions, landscape parks and ponds and a wonderful Catherine Palace. Many world famous and highly-talented architects, like Rastrelli, Rinaldi, Cameron, Zemtsov, Chevakinskiy, Neelov were invited to work here, and set here their's beautiful creations.
 
The palace is a huge, elegant building with white and hold Baroque moldings set against a blue background, set in a beautiful park with elaborate gardens, canals and pavilions. Catherine the Great loved living here.  Some of the more beautiful rooms include the Great Hall, the State Dining Room, the Amber Room, the Blue Drawing Room, the bedroom of Alexander I’s wife Elisabeth and the Palace Church.
 
Basis:           Private tour.
Duration:      Half-day.
Start / End:   City center or some central hotels.
Vehicle:        Private car.
Guide:           English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     Pushkin.
Meals:          None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes:           Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. This excursion is not offered on Tuesdays.
City Tour with Hermitage Museum– Half day
Founded more than 300 years ago by Peter the Great, this city is located on 42 islands, reason why it is also called “the Venice of the North”. With a population of approximately 4,8 people, St Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia after its capital, Moscow.
In this city tour you will pass by the most interesting buildings and learn its history rich in events. Among other places, you will pass by the Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the church of Our Savior-on-the-Spilled Blood, the Stroganov Palace, the Palace Square and Senate Square, Peter and Paul Fortress and many more.
During the tour you will also visit the biggest museums in the world: the Hermitage Museum. Today, the museum has over 2 million exhibits within its four buildings and attracts around 3 million visitors a year. The exhibitions are diverse and includes masterpieces from Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, among other famous painters, an impressive collection of impressionists and the largest collection of Titians.
 
Basis:           Private tour.
Duration:      Half-day.
Start / End:   City center or some central hotels.
Vehicle:        Private car.
Guide:           English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     Hermitage Museum.
Meals:         None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes:          Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. This excursion is not offered on Mondays, on the 1st of January and on the 9th of May.
City Tour with Yusupov palace- Half day
St Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia after Moscow. Founded more than 300 years ago, in 1703 by Peter the Great, the city is located on 42 islands, so it is not incidental that St Petersburg is also called “the Venice of the North”.
This city tour will pass by the highlights of the city, such as the Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the church of Our Savior-on-the-Spilled Blood, the Stroganov Palace, the Hermitage museum and much more.
During the tour you will also visit the Yusupov Palace, which is arguably the most interesting and beautifully preserved palace in the city. Built in the 1740s and then bought by Catherine the Great for one of her ladies in waiting, it was eventually purchased by Prince Nikolai Yusupov in 1830 for 250,000 roubles -a fortune at the time! Subsequently, it was here that Prince Felix Yusupov planned and carried out the most famous murders in Russian history: the assassination of Rasputin.
All the rooms are beautifully restored and full of art, while the highlight must surely be the exquisite private theatre, built for Zineida Yusupov, where such renowned artists as Anna Pavlova and Shaliapin have performed.
 
Basis:           Private tour.
Duration:      Half-day.
Start / End:   City center or some central hotels.
Vehicle:        Private car.
Guide:           English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     Yusupov Palace.
Meals:         None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes:          Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. This excursion is not offered on Thursdays.
 
06/24/2022 06/26/2022
Helsinki

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!

Helsinki City tour – 3 Hours


Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav Vasa. As a result of the war of 1808-1809, Sweden was forced to cede Finland to Russia. In 1812 Tsar Alexander declared Helsinki the capital of autonomous Finland. In 1917 the city was to become the capital of the independent Republic of Finland. In safeguarding its historical heritage, Helsinki has again and again been forced to reassess the past. Cultural influences from both East and West have molded the life of the city, which has nevertheless preserved an outlook on life that is inherently Finnish. Over the years the city has spread, and its population multiplied, yet nature is still close at hand - the sea and islands are dominant features of the landscape.
Among the most striking features of the Helsinki architecture are the largish areas built in a uniform style. The city thus has whole blocks and even districts representing Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, National Romantic, functional or modern architecture. The oldest area in Helsinki that has been preserved intact is the Senate Square. Reminiscent of St. Petersburg in its neoclassical style.
In the 1970s Helsinki acquired some important new public buildings - e.g. the Finlandia Hall, the City Theatre, the new National Opera, the official residence of the Finnish President and the Temppeliaukio Church - which are now important landmarks on the Helsinki street scene.
A city tour includes all essential sights in the city center including the Sibelius Park with the Sibelius Monument, an unusual steel monument from 1967, commemorating the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Pay a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock), completed in 1969 and carved out of a solid rock and topped with a copper dome.  Only the dome is visible from the outside. The pantheon-like interior is enhanced by the rugged granite walls and the copper-plated cupola. The excellent acoustics make this a favorite venue for concerts. Please note that inside visits to the Rock Church cannot be guaranteed due to religious services and holidays.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: City center Hotel or address.
Start/End: 3 hours.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.    
Entrances: Temppeliaukio Rock Church.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces. 
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Helsinki Suomenlinna Fortress tour – 3 Hours


Built in the second half of the 18th century by Sweden on a group of islands located at the entrance of Helsinki's harbour, this fortress is an especially interesting example of European military architecture of the time. Suomenlinna, until 1918 Viapori (Finnish), or Sveaborg (Swedish), was an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with tourists and locals. The guided walking tour takes you through the historic Susisaari and Kustaanmiekka areas and provides information on the colourful past of the fortress. The tour introduces, for example, the Great Courtyard and the dry dock, which once was one of the largest in the world.
The tour includes a return ferry service to / from Suomenlina Maritime Fortress, a guided tour with an official Suomenlina guide and an entrance to Suomenlinna Museum. You will meet the guide at Suomenlina Maritime Fortress, after disembarking the ferry. Depending on your accommodation in Helsinki, city transfers to and from the ferry port may need to be considered.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/End: Helsinki Harbour.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English speaking Soumenlinna Guide. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Suomenlinna Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces. 
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
 
Helsinki Porvoo Tour – 5 Hours

Porvoo is Finland's second oldest town and the most picturesque one. In other words, a beautiful area full of history. The town of Porvoo was granted town status in the 14th century and is one of the treasures of traditional Finnish architecture.
The original town plan from the Middle Ages, features the low, small houses, picturesque yards and narrow streets and forms a historically unique wooden town environment.
The symbols of Porvoo – the red warehouses on the riverbanks – tell tall tales of seafaring and trading. The guest marina and ferry dock at Jokiranta are humming with life, especially during the summer months.
The bridge at Aleksanterinkatu, completed in autumn 2004, and the newly restored Jokiranta area now encourage locals to take an evening walk and enjoy the latest improvements to the downtown area. Flower beds, fountains, cafés and sundecks have turned the shore into an attractive gathering place. The Market Square is the heart of the city, surrounded by City Hall, the bus station, specialty boutiques and services. The range of products at the marketplace varies by season.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Start/End: City center Hotel, Cruise Pier or address. 
Duration: 5 hours.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: None.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces. 
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Helsinki Jewish City tour – 4 Hours

Interior of the Temppeliaukio Church, which was designed by ...
This tour allows you to see the best of Helsinki and also learn more about the past and present of its Jewish citizens.

A city tour includes all essential sights in the city center including the Sibelius Park with the Sibelius Monument, an unusual steel monument from 1967, commemorating the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Pay a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock), completed in 1969 and carved out of a solid rock and topped with a copper dome.  Only the dome is visible from the outside. The pantheon-like interior is enhanced by the rugged granite walls and the copper-plated cupola. The excellent acoustics make this a favorable venue for concerts. 

A visit to the local Synagogue is made during the tour. You will be able to see its rooms located in the local Jewish Community Center. 

The center of the Helsinki is majestic with its classical style Senate Square. It offers a view to the impressive Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki University, National Library and the Government Palace. The statue to the Russian czar Alexander II is located in the middle of the square.

Please note that inside visits to the Rock Church and Helsinki Synagogue cannot be guaranteed due to religious services and holidays. In the event of religious services. Tour order may be adjusted based on Rock Church and the opening hours of Helsinki Synagogue.

Basis Private
Start / End City center Hotel or address. 
Duration 4 hours
Vehicle 01st Class.
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.  
Entrances Temppeliaukio Rock Church & Synagogue.
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces. 
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Hesinki City tour with Sauna Experience – 5 Hours



Among the most striking features of the Helsinki architecture are the largish areas built in a uniform style. The city thus has whole blocks and even districts representing Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, National Romantic, functional or modern architecture. The oldest area in Helsinki that has been preserved intact is the Senate Square. Reminiscent of St. Petersburg in its neoclassical style. 

In the 1970s Helsinki acquired some important new public buildings - e.g. the Finlandia Hall, the City Theatre, the new National Opera, the official residence of the Finnish President and the Temppeliaukio Church - which are now important landmarks on the Helsinki street scene. 

A city tour includes all essential sights in the city centre including the Sibelius Park with the Sibelius Monument, an unusual steel monument from 1967, commemorating the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Pay a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock), completed in 1969 and carved out of a solid rock and topped with a copper dome.  Only the dome is visible from the outside. The pantheon-like interior is enhanced by the rugged granite walls and the copper-plated cupola. The excellent acoustics make this a favorite venue for concerts.

Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. There are only 5,4 million Finns but 3,3 million saunas. Public saunas used to be common in bigger cities but now that most new apartments have sauna of their own, public saunas have decreased dramatically in number. There are only a couple remaining. As a sense of community is becoming a more and more important part of new urban culture, many new public saunas are being planned. 

The sauna is open to the public and has separate locker rooms and showers for men and women – however the sauna rooms and other facilities are open to everyone. Please remember that appropriate swimwear must be worn in the shared sauna room.

Towels and seat cover as well as soap and shampoo are included in the 2 hour sauna experience. Don’t forget your bathing costume.

Basis Private tour
Start / End  City center Hotel or address. 
Duration 5 hours
Vehicle 01st Class.
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances Temppeliaukio Rock church & Sauna.
Meals None
Difficulty  Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Helsinki Design tour - 6 hours



Helsinki offers you a unique and fascinating journey through the centuries and across cultures through its buildings and architecture. The city’s architecture is typified by Nordic minimalism and refinement, and with its modernism, functionalism it also encompasses the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Northern Europe. 

For many Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is synonymous with Finland with architecture and with design.
After qualifying as an architect from Helsinki Institute of Technology in 1921, Aalto set up his first architectural practice in Jyväskylä. His early works followed the tenets of Nordic Classicism, the predominant style at that time.

During the tour, pay a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock), completed in 1969 and carved out of a solid rock and topped with a copper dome.  Only the dome is visible from the outside. The pantheon-like interior is enhanced by the rugged granite walls and the copper-plated cupola. The excellent acoustics make this a favorite venue for concerts.

The Senate Square is dominated by four buildings designed by Carl Ludvig Engel between 1822 and 1852: Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. 

The Central Railway Station was designed by Eliel Saarinen in 1909 and the station was opened in 1919. The station is mostly clad in Finnish granite, and its distinguishing features are its clock tower and the two pairs of statues holding the spherical lamps, lit at night-time, on either side of the main entrance.

The City Hall was designed by C.L. Engel as a hotel in 1833, the building has been the City Hall since the 1930s. The Helsinki coat-of-arms can be seen on the tympanum. 

Basis Private tour
Start / End City center Hotel or address. 
Duration 6 hours
Vehicle 01st Class.
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request. 
Entrance Temppeliaukio Rock church & the Alvaro Aalto Studio & House tour (shared tour).
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Helsinki by Kayak – 4,5 hours

Explore Helsinki as close to the sea as you can get!
We start the day with a transfer to the paddling center, once we get there our instructor will guide you on how to paddle in a safe way.
After getting your kayaking equipment we start a 3-hour guided paddling trip in the archipelago of Helsinki. We will paddle in clear water, around rocky islands, and sandy beaches, enjoying the fresh air and beautiful surroundings of Finnish nature.
We will also enjoy a sandwich during the excursion. Once the activity is over, we head back to the city center by car.
 
Basis:  Private tour.
Duration:       04:30 hours (3 hs paddling and time for transfers).
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:         01st Class for transfers.
Guide: English-speaking kayak instructor and guide.
Entrances:     None
Meals: Water bottle and snack (sandwich).
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Moderate. Kayaking at leisure pace, walking required over uneven surfaces. No experience required, but you should be able to swim. Our kayaks are stable and easy to paddle.
Wheelchair accessible: no.
Afternoon operates: morning or afternoon.

Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Kayaking equipment will be provided.
Please bring: Hat, Sun Cream, Sunglasses, Waterproof Clothes, Spare Clothes, Swimming Suit, Towel, Water Bottle.
Canoe and Hike in Nuuksio National Park - 4,5 hours

In this tour you will explore the area of Nuuksio Hawk Nest, in Nuuksio National Park.
Once we get to the national park, our guide will provide you the necessary equipment and introduce to you the basics of canoeing, an old Indian way of moving along the waterways of wild nature. This first part of the tour will take place on The Hawk Lake which is only a very small lake, so the paddling distance is not long. Canoes are stable and fit two people each.
After canoeing we will go on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. The length of the guided hike is about 5km and the pace is easy. This tour is more about enjoying the Finnish nature than covering long distance.
After the activities you will get a sandwich and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere while resting after having explored the forest like a true Finn!
 
Basis:  Private tour.
Duration:       04:30 hours (3 hs canoeing & hiking and time for transfers).
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:         01st Class for transfers.
Guide: English-speaking canoeing instructor and guide.
Entrances:     None.
Meals: Water bottle and snack (sandwich).
Difficulty:      Grade Moderate. Canoeing at leisure pace, walking required over uneven surfaces. No experience required, but you should be able to swim. No previous paddling or hiking experience required. The canoes are stable and easy to paddle.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Canoeing equipment will be provided. Please bring: Hat, Sun Cream, Sunglasses, Waterproof Clothes, Spare Clothes, Swimming Suit, Towel, Water Bottle.
Food tour in Helsinki – 3 hs
Experience the best of the Finnish cuisine on this food walking tour. You will stroll around the streets of Helsinki´s center, getting a taste of the most traditional as well as fashionable flavors the city has to offer.
 
The tour includes the visit of some of the main gastronomical areas and spots of the Finnish capital, such as the Old Market Hall and the Market Square and also some bakeries and special food stores. You may taste some local bread, cheese, chocolate, fish, pastry, seasonal berry treat and famous Finnish salt licorice: salmiakki!
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      3 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     None.
Meals: The servings are equivalent to a light lunch/big snack. Veggie options available.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. This tour is offered everyday from May to September and on Mon-Sat during the rest of the year.
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Stockholm

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!

Stockholm Drottingholm Castle tour - 4 Hours


Drottningholm Palace
is on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. It is the best-preserved royal castle built in Sweden during the 1600’s and it is representative of all European architecture that was to follow.

The castle was built by architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and was clearly inspired by French architecture and since its construction many royals have left their mark on the palace. Hedvig Eleonora, Lovisa Ulrika and Gustav III left powerful examples of their style, especially in the decor of the reception rooms. Hedvig Eleonora’s state bedchamber was at the heart of their reception rooms in the 1600’s and was created by the country's foremost artists and craftsmen.
There is also a series of rooms that were decorated for Gustav III during the 1700’s which includes the Chinese saloon, a very chic trend at that time.

In 1991 Drottningholm Castle was included on UNESCO's World Heritage list of sites of outstanding universal value to humanity. The Royal family moved into the Drottningholm Palace in 1981 and still today the castle remains the primary residence of the King and Queen. The rooms in the castle's southern section are reserved for the royal couple.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier (excluding Nynäshamn Pier).
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Drottingholm Castle.
 
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Stockholm City tour – 5 Hours

Sweden’s magnificent capital Stockholm is a city renowned for its characteristic structure, built on 14 islands magnificently bathed by the waters of lake Mälaren. Your tour will introduce you to the most characteristic locations and the most architecturally significant buildings, the first of which is the imposing City Hall, the city's political centre and the location for the annual celebrations that follow the presentation of the Nobel Prizes.

Having admired its imposing exterior that is surrounded by water and topped with three golden crowns, the symbol of the kingdom of Sweden, you will visit the sumptuous Golden Hall whose walls are entirely covered with precious golden mosaics composed of over 19 million tiles.
 
Continuing on your itinerary takes you towards the green island of Djurgården with its numerous historic buildings, monuments, museums, galleries, an exciting theme park and a magnificent open-air museum.
 
While on the island, visit the museum of the Swedish warship ‘Vasa’, once considered one of the world’s largest and the pride of Sweden's mighty navy. The present Vasa Museum is built around the 17th century warship which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628. Its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to much of its original magnificence, ‘Vasa’ represents an authentic piece of living history.
 
Stockholm's Old Town (Gamla Stan) is located on a small island in the very heart of the city. Within its bounds are a multitude of historical sights, including the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the House of Nobilities, as well as the world's longest established bank, the Bank of Sweden that was founded in 1656.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier (excluding Nynäshamn Pier).
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: City Hall and Vasa Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Uppsala and Sigtuna tour - 6 Hours


Uppsala is located 72 kilometres north of Stockholm and as early as the 6th century it was a political and religious centre. 
It was from here that the old pagan kings ruled. Legend has it that there was a splendid temple here that was decorated with gold.
The large historical Up