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.
Head to Clay Villa Plantation House that was once part of the Stone Fort Estate during the 18th century. Today this ten-acre property has been transformed into a place of wonder and enchantment with its lush and mature gardens. The tour ends at Frigate Bay Beach where you would be able to experience the Caribbean Sea and its exquisite surroundings.
The scenic "Rail & Sail Tour" runs in a complete circle around the island allowing visitors the opportunity to see the entire country by train and by catamaran. This one of a kind narrow gauge railroad was built almost a century ago to deliver sugar cane from the fields to the sugar mill in the capital city of Basseterre. You will be transferred a short distance to Pump Bay to board your state of the art catamaran. During the cruise back, enjoy complimentary drinks for light refreshments.
From the comfort of double-deck railcars built specifically for touring the island of St. Kitts, all guests will have a seat on both levels of the railcar. The upper level features an open-air observation deck with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The lower level provides air-conditioned comfort with expansive vaulted windows.
Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at email@example.com to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time.
Basseterre An old town with an intriguing history. Drive around the enchanting streets of Basseterre; the oldest town in the eastern Caribbean dating from the 17th century. See the classic Victorian architecture and other elements of French and British colonization which have been so carefully preserved: Berkeley Memorial, Independence Square, St. George's Anglican Church and the impressive Catholic Co-Cathedral.
See the historical town of Basseterre as you take a trip down an educational road of where rum came from in the Caribbean and how it has impacted the lives of Caribbean people. Stroll around the garden of a 300 year old restored Great house and taste flavors of award winning rum.
Journey along the island's main road with the shimmering Caribbean Sea to the southwest and on the opposite side, swaying fields of the remaining sugar cane plants sloping upwards towards the lightly forested hills. Ahead lies a breathtaking view of Romney Manor, set in extensive and meticulously maintained grounds. This 12-acre botanical paradise is a wonder to behold, it's a photographer's dream!
Visit 10-acre Romney Gardens and the Caribelle Batik Studios for orientation and shopping. The highlight of your tour will be when you explore the 300-year-old Brimstone Hill Fortress, also known as The Gibraltar of the West Indies.
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.