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.
Depart the pier for a narrated drive to the artist's village of Carmel. After strolling among the various galleries and shops, your sightseeing continues toward famous 17-Mile Drive, a private road that travels along some of the most breathtaking ocean-side vistas in California and where the Lone Cypress may be viewed. Drive along the coastline viewing the Lodge at Pebble Beach, Golf Course, and Seal & Bird Rock. Tour order may vary.
Visit two of the Monterey Peninsula's most famous attractions: the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, where your ticket includes all exhibits and film presentations, and the beautiful Carmel Mission, one of the most popular and historic of the California Missions.
Nearly 200 movies have been filmed in Monterey County! The dramatic beauty of the Monterey Peninsula has attracted directors, cinematographers and movie stars from around the world. Follow in their footsteps by traveling to famous movie sites located in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Watch the scenes that were filmed at that exact location on overhead monitors on board a multimedia tour coach and hear behind the scenes stories about the making of the movies and their stars.
Visit the old world Spanish charm of the historic Carmel Mission and join in a wine tasting at Chateau Julien Wine Estate, or similar. Then to the center of Steinbeck's Cannery Row where small shops and seaside shops await your visit.
Tour price is per vehicle (maximum 4 hours, 3 guests), not per person. Please see full description for further details on this option. Entrance fees, meals, refreshments, or gratuities are not included. No deviations can be made to the tour length or advised departure time. All private vehicle bookings are non-refundable. This tour option includes an English-speaking guide; other languages may be available at additional cost. This is a private arrangement; those accompanying you agree to share all costs. The cruise line will not match groups of guests to form a private group for the vehicle.
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.