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.
Bring Victoria's two icons together: the traditional Empress Tea experience paired with a tour of Butchart Gardens. Start your visit to Victoria with fully narrated drive to Butchart Gardens. Stroll the meandering paths and take in the beautiful array of blooms, scents and colors in the show gardens of Butchart. Then you are whisked off to the Empress Hotel for your Tea experience served in classic Empress style. Fine china, silver Tea service, experienced table service and delicious menu items are provided as you look out over the famed Inner Harbor. Approximately 1.75 hours at Butchart Gardens.
Experience Victoria's highlights and local secrets. You will take a scenic, narrated motor coach tour to the beautiful town of Sidney by the Sea and the bustling outdoor Sidney market. From delicious local food to handmade jewelry and art, at the height of summer, see what over 200 vendors have to offer. On the return journey, enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour of Victoria's downtown area, including Chinatown, the historic Empress Hotel and the picturesque Parliament Buildings. Free time included. Only available on Thursday evenings (from the first Thursday in June to the last Thursday in August).
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.