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.
OVERVIEW: This tour is designed for those who would like to combine an overview of the highlights of Athens and a guided tour of the Acropolis with free time for shopping and transportation back to the ship is included.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, National Gardens, National Library, Parliament Building, and Panathinion Stadium. Enjoy a guided tour of the Acropolis and 3 hours for independent exploration or shopping.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over steep inclines, steps and uneven surfaces. Large bags, backpacks and oversized purses are not permitted inside the Acropolis archeological sites.
OVERVIEW: The ancient history and sites of Athens are considered to be among the most famous in the world.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, National Gardens, the National Library and the Parliament Building. Then explore the Acropolis Museum during a guided walk and free time to shop and explore in the Plaka.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx 1 mile over uneven surfaces and steps. Large bags, backpacks and oversized purses are not permitted inside the Acropolis Museum; however guests can leave their belongings in the cloakroom of the museum at no charge. No cameras or video cameras are allowed in the museum.
OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who prefer a more leisurely visit to Athens.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour past Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Parliament, Academy, University, and National Library. From the pedestrian zone,enjoy an exterior view and guide commentary of the Acropolis and Parthenon.At the Plaka, you'll enjoy approximately 1 ½ hours free time for shopping.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over pedestrian zone (cobblestone) and steps. Walking during free time in the Plaka is at guests' discretion.
Enjoy a scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf coastal road to the Corinth Canal. Admire views of canal from bridge, before reaching Isthmia pier where you will join boat for a mini cruise. Re board your coach and continue to Ancient Corinth site where you will have a guided visit. At its peak, ancient Corinth rivaled Athens and Thebes in wealth. The guided walk of its ruins showcases such monuments as the Apollo Temple and the Fountain of Glauke. Ideal for returning visitors who want to deepen their appreciation of ancient Greece and have already seen the main sights of Athens.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy two highlights of Greece: the legendary Acropolis, site of the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon.
HIGHLIGHTS: Explore the Acropolis and famous Parthenon. View the imposing Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the god of sea, at Cape Sounion. Savor a Greek lunch at a deluxe restaurant.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, steep inclines and 200 steps. Depending upon the number of people at the Acropolis, it may be closed for security reasons so some waiting time may be involved. The total amount of driving time involved during this tour is approximately 3.5 hours.
OVERVIEW: This tour is designed for those who are already familiar with Athens and want to rediscover the city on their own and for guests who desire independent sightseeing and shopping time with transportation included.
HIGHLIGHTS: The coach will drive to city center and drop guests at Syntagma Square with an escort on the bus. You'll have approximately 5 hours of free time to explore and shop in Athens.
NOTES: This tour does not include lunch or entrance fees. If guests miss the return coach, transportation back to the ship will be their own responsibility and at their own expense.
OVERVIEW: The highlight of this tour is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, the Acropolis.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour past Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Parliament Building. At the Acropolis and Parthenon, enjoy a guided tour to see the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Greece.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over steep inclines, approximately 200 steps and uneven surfaces. At the end of the tour, there will be an optional drop-off at Melina Mercouri Statue in Athens for independent shopping and guests will make their own way back to the ship.
Drive to Athens and pass some of the famous sites such as the Temple of Olympia Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, The National Gardens, The National Library and the Parliament building formerly the Royal Palace. The highlight of the tour is the New Acropolis Museum. The museum buzzes daily with visitors eager to see the rich collection of artifacts discovered in and around the Acropolis hill. After the guided tour, enjoy a refreshment at the museum's coffee shop which has perfect view of the Acropolis.
OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who are full time wheelchair users, this tour includes a narrated drive to see many of the historic highlights of this great city.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour of Athens in comfort and see the most popular sites including Panathenaic Stadium, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Olympia Zeus, Parliament Building, Constitution Square, and the National Library. Enjoy approximately 20 minutes for a photo stop at the pedestrian zone below the Acropolis.
NOTES: Guests must provide the dimensions (height, length and width) and weight of the electric scooter / wheelchair at the time of booking.
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.