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.
This deluxe tour of Juneau includes a tour of the Alaska Brewery, a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier, and an Alaskan themed cooking demonstration. Visit to the Alaska Brewery home to some of the top beers worldwide. Explore the facility and see how the brewing process works. Sample some of the beers brewed in Juneau. Next it's off to the Mendenhall Glacier where you can take a leisurely stroll to some photo points and explore the Visitors Center. At the Chez Alaska Cooking School you will see a cooking demonstration and enjoy samples of the food prepared.
This family friendly tour provides the highlights of the Alaska Gold Rush with a Salmon and Rib buffet. First, climb aboard the White Pass and Yukon Railway and ascend into the scenic mountains, hearing stories of the miners who made this sojourn on foot more than a century ago. Arriving in Fraser you'll board a motor coach and travel back to Skagway and the Klondike Gold Dredge. Enjoy a few laughs with a cast of costumed characters, straight from 1898, who will help you "strike it rich" by panning for gold in heated troughs. Savor wild Alaskan salmon and country spare ribs and assorted side dishes at the buffet. Bring your passport.
Experience two of Ketchikan's highlights on this combination eco-tour and crab feast. Enjoy a guided eco-tour walk into a dense Rainforest in Herring Cove. Cross elevated platforms to expand possible wildlife sightings. Possible wildlife sightings include bald eagles, black bear, seals, deer, and a variety of birds. See a Native totem carver at work and visit a Bald Eagle sanctuary, before heading to a crab feast at George Inlet Lodge. Enjoy freshly cooked Dungeness crab meal in a spectacular lodge setting along George Inlet. Fully narrated motorcoach tour to each venue. Tour order may vary.
After an orientation of Nanaimo, it's a narrated, scenic drive to Port Alberni's restored 1912 E&N railway station. Board carriages that will be pulled by a 1929 Baldwin steam locomotive and tour the city and the surrounding forest. Visit McLean Mill, the only steam-operated sawmill in Canada, and join a guided tour of the original camp and its buildings. The Mill & Train is exclusive to ship's guests' on tour.
Join a casual two-hour evening cruise with hearty appetizers from the buffet, live guitar music, stunning bay views and one complimentary drink. Sail down the San Francisco waterfront, past the famous Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, sail into Tiburon and Sausalito and then under the Golden Gate Bridge. Participants must walk approximately 1 mile roundtrip to join the tour vessel. Guests are encouraged to dress in layers, as there are many microclimates in San Francisco, and a cruise of the bay can be windy and cool.
Enjoy a 1.5 to 2 mile walking tour of downtown Nanaimo. Your local fun and friendly guide will take you on three major Heritage routes downtown, the Nanaimo "dessert" bar trail. You will see the Museum, Heritage Buildings, witness a cannon firing and indulge a famous Traditional Nanaimo Dessert Bar and a Nanaimo Bar Ice Cream Sandwich. You will receive a keepsake pin, and have time after for shopping or discovering more of this Harbor City. Tour includes shuttle to and from the pier to downtown.
This is a grand tour of the largest, most award-winning and oldest vineyards on Island. At the first vineyard you'll tour the winery, taste wine tasting, and have a glass of wine accompanied with wild pacific smoked sockeye salmon picnic style on a beautiful stone patio with scenic views. At your next vineyard you'll meet the owner and have a tour of the winery and tasting, accompanied with a glass of wine served with a fruit and veggie platter. At the last and oldest vineyard you will have a tasting and receive a keepsake wine glass and wine tote.
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.
Combine two great Alaskan experiences: flightseeing in a floatplane and dining on Dungeness Crab. Take in panoramic views of the Tongass National Forest, mountains and waterfalls on your approximate 20 minute narrated flight. Then land at the George Inlet Lodge for true Alaskan hospitality - your host will greet you with a smoked salmon appetizer, salad, local Dungeness crab and cheesecake with Alaskan blueberry topping. Complimentary beer and wine are included with your meal. Come Hungry! Then enjoy a narrated motor coach tour en route to the cruise ship dock following your meal. Tour may run in reverse order.
After an overview of downtown Nanaimo, drive to a countryside farm with views of Mt Arrowsmith that houses both a quaint cheese farm and a Fruit Winery. Enjoy an interactive experience accompanied by samples of artisan cheeses and handcrafted fruit wines, followed by a home-style BBQ, sustainable dining at its very best using ethically produced organic produce and ingredients from the farm itself, promoting farm-to-table dining. Later proceed to Coombs Village Market where, if you are lucky, you might even see the goats on the roof!
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.