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.
Travel through time and explore a city as timeless as it is unique, Cartagena de Indias, discover the history and culture in a visit to the Inquisition Palace, San Pedro Claver´s Santuary and enjoy some shopping at Las Bovedas and Pierino Gallo shopping Centers.
Explore the city of Cartagena, once considered the gem of the Spanish main and today still surprises visitors with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications, Visit the La Popa Monastery for a breathtaking view, behold the Fort of San Felipe, Shops at Las Bovedas and enjoy a great Folkloric show at the reknown Cafe del Mar.
Re-live the land & sea battles between the Spanish Colonials and many infamous Captains and Pirates raiding the Spanish Main. Enjoy a pleasant bay cruise and a land fortress tour with your local interpretive guide who will bring to life this era by providing you with the amazing history.
Explore the city of Cartagena, once considered the gem of the Spanish main and today still surprises visitors with its colonial architecture and impressive fortifications, behold the Fort of San Felipe, discover the Inquisition Palace, shop at Las Bovedas and Pierino Gallo Shopping Center.
Depart from pier to La Popa, the ancient monastery located on top of a hill that can be seen from any point in Cartagena and offers an overview of the city. After this, a photo-stop at will be made at San Felipe Fortress, the largest Spanish fort in the New World. Then you will be taken into the Walled City, for a walk that includes Bolivar Plaza, the main square of the city, where you will visit the Precolumbian Gold Museum with its exhibits of valuable pre-Columbian gold artifacts, and some of the oldest ceramics in the Americas. Finally, a shopping stop will be made before you return to the ship.
Take a ride on a horse carriage and admire the beautiful colonial, republican and Spanish-style houses and buildings and surrender to the majesty of this historic city, enjoy some shopping at Las Bovedas Artisan Center.
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.