Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
When you think of Barcelona and Modernism, you think of Architect Gaudi.
Gaudi's heritage is to be found all over the city of Barcelona. You will start your visit at Passeig de Gràcia, the best known boulevard in town that hosts 2 magnificent Gaudi's Houses, both declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. Then continue to the most peculiar and still under construction church Sagrada Familia for a detailed visit. After returning to the pier, enjoy a photo stop at Montjuich Hill, Barcelona panoramic view point.
Depart port & proceed to Sagrada Familia (exterior photos) bound for Catalunya Square. Continue on pano drive along Passeig de Gràcia. Reaching Diagonal Avenue, drive to Montserrat, mountain & Benedictine Monastery. Besides visiting Benedictine Abbey Monastery, admire Patroness of Catalonia. Besides monks, students live in Montserrat that form oldest boys' choir. Attend choral concert. Finish visit with lunch before return to ship (1.5-hr drive). En route to port, enjoy pano view of Cathedral & Gothic Quarter. Note: must walk approx 2 miles over even, cobblestone surfaces, inclines & 45 - 50 steps. Have approx 35 mins for shopping. Respectful attire suggested.
OVERVIEW: The creations of Picasso and Gaudi are sure to form a lasting impression as you experience some of their artistic contributions to Barcelona on a half day guided tour. Gaudi´s Sagrada Familia will be explained from the bus, the Gothic Cathedral will be visited inside and the world famous avenue - Passeig de Gracia will be viewed while driving to the museum.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with a few steps.
OVERVIEW: To make the most of your last day in Spain before your flight back home, this tour reveals Barcelona's history during your exploration of its most popular landmarks.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ride along Passeig de Gràcia and see Gaudi's Casa Milà and Casa Batlló and view La Sagrada Familia and the cathedral in the Gothic Quarter from the outside. Enjoy the views from Montjuic Hill and pause for photos at Mirador del Alcalde. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the airport.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 mile. This tour is available to guests with flights departing from Barcelona after 3:00 pm.
OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who are staying in Barcelona post cruise and are interested in sightseeing before checking into their hotel, this tour provides an overview of the architecture and vistas that make Barcelona special.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ride along Passeig de Gràcia and see Gaudi's Casa Milà and Casa Batlló and view La Sagrada Familia and the cathedral in the Gothic Quarter from the outside. Enjoy the views from Montjuic Hill and pause for photos at Mirador del Alcalde. This tour ends at a central Barcelona location where taxis are available to take you to your hotel.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with 20 steps.
OVERVIEW: For those guests looking for an active way to discover Barcelona, a bike tour is sure to help you keep pace with this lively city. Pedal your way from the old town to the sea front, passing the city's most popular icons. Your guide will provide details regarding all the streets, monuments and squares as you ride by.
HIGHLIGHTS: Pick up a bike and safety helmet. Ride for approximately 90 minutes through Barcelona from the Gothic Quarter to the seafront passing the city's landmarks. Break for a drink.
NOTES: Guests must be able to cycle approximately 7.5 miles over flat surfaces (approximately 1.5 hours) on this tour. Guests should be comfortable using hand brakes.
OVERVIEW: Barcelona's history is revealed during your exploration of the most popular landmarks from the architecture to the winding cobblestone streets of this lively city. Enjoy the sites from the comfort of your coach and on foot while your guide provides commentary. Stop for memorable photo opportunities.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ride through the picturesque streets of Barcelona. View La Sagrada Familia and the cathedral in the Gothic Quarter from the outside. Enjoy the views from Montjuic Hill and pause for photos at Mirador del Alcalde.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with 20 steps.
Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at email@example.com to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time.Depart pier & travel thru downtown Barcelona for sightseeing. Guide points out Barcelona highlights of Columbus Monument, Las Ramblas, Cataluna Square & Paseo de Gracia. Pass Gaudi Houses La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. Stop to view exterior of the Sagrada Familia. Guide provides explanation from exterior. Continue to Gothic Quarter with its cobblestone streets to see 13th century Cathedral. Proceed to Mont Juic Hill. Drive thru site of 1992 Olympic Games. Make a photo stop at Mirador del Alcalde.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.