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.
OVERVIEW: The ancient Blue Mountains offer some of the most dramatic scenery in all of New South Wales. You'll learn about Aboriginal history, enjoy a delicious lunch and see some of Australia's iconic animals.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ride through the spectacular Blue Mountains. See a wonderful collection of Australian animals at the Featherdale Wildlife Park. Enjoy lunch in the beautiful Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens. The views at Katoomba and Echo Point Lookout are simply breathtaking.
NOTES: Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Please refer to the "Important Notes" section in the tour's full description.
OVERVIEW: Some of the most dramatic scenery in all of New South Wales will open up before your eyes as you travel through the ancient Blue Mountains. The world's steepest perpendicular railway and a wonderful cable car ride will add excitement to the day.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ride through the Blue Mountains one of the most spectacular regions in New South Wales. Browse the shops and boutiques in the historic town of Leura. See the famous rock formation "The Three Sisters". Ride the world's steepest perpendicular railway and a wonderful cable car. Enjoy a leisurely lunch. NOTES: The weather up in the mountains can be cooler so plan accordingly.
OVERVIEW: This outing is designed for disembarking guests with late flight. Visit Manly Beach and the northern suburbs followed by a transfer to the Sydney International Airport.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a visit to Manly Beach and a coach tour through Sydney's northern suburbs prior to being transferred to the airport for your flight.
NOTES: This tour is available for disembarking guests only with flights after 1430hrs domestic and 1530hrs international.
OVERVIEW: Cycling is the ideal way to explore Manly. Follow your guide along the bike paths and off road trails as you discover secluded coves, deserted beaches and breathtaking coastal views.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a ferry ride across Sydney Harbor to Manly. Follow your guide as you bike along the beautiful beach area of Manly.
NOTES: Guests should have some experience riding a bike and be physically fit.
OVERVIEW: The famous area known as the "Rocks" is Sydney's birthplace. This guided walking tour reveals how Sydney grew from a fledgling outpost to the thriving metropolis of today.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided walking tour through The Rocks, the historic part of Sydney.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk for two hours. There will be some stairs.
OVERVIEW: Experience Sydney's Sunset while ontop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This late afternoon departure allows you to enjoy the views from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge over the city of Sydney. HIGHLIGHTS: Climbing Sydney's Harbour Bridge in the late afternoon experiencing the change in the colours of your surroundings as you climb down the bridge. NOTES: The Bridgeclimb requires moderation exertion and climbers must be fit to participate and able to climb ladders and slopes. Children must be a minimum of 10 years old and accompanied by an adult family member while climbing the bridge.
For those looking to experience Sydney Harbour up-close and personal this award-winning kayak tour is the ultimate experience. With Sydney Harbour being fringed by many National Parks you won't believe the picturesque natural landscapes you will encounter along the way and the abundant bird and marine life which inhabit this area. We'll explore beautiful coves and beaches and you'll learn the history of this fascinating region. The highlight of the day on your Sydney kayak tour, we'll stop for a delicious picnic lunch at beautiful Shark Island situated in the center of the harbour, providing fantastic photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
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.