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: This is a great introductory tour to Florence, where the Renaissance began, and Pisa, home of the world famous Leaning Tower.
HIGHLIGHTS: Head to Pisa and visit the Field of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower. In Florence, visit the Piazza del Duomo to see the famous cathedral, bell tower and baptistery. Stop in the Piazza della Signoria and see a copy of Michelangelo's David. View the exteriors of the Church of Santa Croce and pause for photos of the Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy a local lunch with champagne.
NOTES: There is a 15 minute walk from the parking area to the Field of Miracles. Shoulders and knees must be covered at religious sites.
Explore two distinguished Tuscan cities on a guided tour limited to only 25 guests, with a pocket-sized GPS-enabled device offering audio-visual enhancements as you sightsee. Admire Pisa's 12th century Leaning Tower while roaming the bustling Field of Miracles. Rove around the Piazza del Duomo's colossal 19th-century cathedral, before admiring other noteworthy city landmarks. Dine on tasty Florentine delicacies in a local eatery and then visit the Accademia Museum, where you'll view Michelangelo's original "David" statue.
OVERVIEW: This full day tour provides many highlights of Florence, one of the most famous cities in the world.
HIGHLIGHTS: View Micheangelo's statue of David at the Accademia Museum and view the Duomo along with the bell tower and baptistery in Cathedral Square. At the Piazza della Signoria, See a copy of Michelangelo's David before visiting the interior of the Church of Santa Croce where Italian monarchs are buried. Enjoy a panoramic view over the city at Piazzale Michelangelo. Delight in an authentic Florentine lunch at a local restaurant.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 2 miles over even and cobblestone streets with 10 - 15 steps and extended periods of standing and waiting.
OVERVIEW: Travel through the scenic Tuscan countryside and visit a local vineyard. At the vineyard, you'll enjoy a tour of the cellars, learn about the process of winemaking, and savor wines and local products.
HIGHLIGHTS: Tour a local vineyard and enjoy a tasting of wines produced in the area, accompanied by local products such as salami and bruschetta.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 200 yards over even and cobblestone surfaces with 5 - 10 steps.
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.