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.
Discover the scents and aromas of the "Isle of Spice" on this full day sightseeing tour by motor coach which includes lunch at the Belmont Estate, in the north-east of the island. There, you will have the opportunity of tasting some typical Creole dishes. After lunch, you will return to the pier through the rain forest over the mountains with a stop at Grand Etang, home of the Mona monkey, and Annandale Falls where you can take a short walk of the surrounding gardens.
These brightly coloured buses takes you on a fun ride through the city. A quaint town with French and English influences and streets like San Francisco.Travelling over the hilltops, the Fort boasts panoramic views of the mountains and coastline. You will then be gently rocked through the country side to arrive at the Rum distillery for a little lesson in rum making. Then on the beach with your feet in the water and rum punch in your hand you end this Creole Escapade. Guests wishing to swim should bring a change of cloths and a towel.
Your tour includes visits to the villages of Marquis and Soubise as well as to the National Park Nature Centre at Grand Etang. Afterwards, a short but steep walk brings you to rushing water and hanging ferns to relax.
Your tour takes you through many towns and villages in Grenada before brief stops at the Dougladston Spice Estate and Fort Frederick. You'll continue on to Grand Etang Lake and Annandale, where a short but steep walk will bring you to rushing water and hanging ferns.
Start your tour in an minivan (A/C) that takes you through the historical winding streets of St George for a guided visit of Fort Fredrick where you will see both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Then, welcome aboard the funny Donut Boats for a smooth cruise around the Lagoon site of Grenada's first town and the land locked inner harbour, The Carenage' to learn more about the island's history and culture while tasting Grenada's best Rums and local products.
Grenada's west coast hosts a number of features specific to the island: spices, cocoa, nutmeg and waterfalls. Go North along the Caribbean Sea to Gouyave, a small town that has a surprising feature: the nutmeg cooperative plant. Travel about one century back in time. There are no conveyor belts and machines. The processing of this spice starts and ends in ladies' hands and fingers. Next stop is Dougaldston Estate. Founded in 1700, this cocoa plantation displays spices and aromas of the island.
You are on your way to the panoramas that can be admired from Fort George. Its ancient stones and rocks tell the tale of the culture shock between England and France in the old days. It stands dominant above the Caribbean Sea, offering a panoramic view of 360 degrees. Leaving Fort George's, reach the South Point of Grenada to our secluded beach where with your feet in the water, your head below the sea grape trees and rum punch in your hand, you will spend the end of this Creole escapade.
A love for snorkeling... there are three different sights visited. A love for paradise... relax on a secluded beach. A love for food.... satisfy your tastebuds with the islands succulant lobster and seafood and the curtain call is the warm caribbean breeze against your face as the boat takes a gentle southernly sail back to port.
A stop is made at the Dougladston Spice Estate, in the fishing village of Gouyave and then to the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station. Next, you'll visit the Grand Etang National Park and the Grand Etang Crater Lake where a complimentary drink is served.
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.