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.
A short panoramic tour of Gibraltar, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the views, the history, and the culture. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to go shopping in the City Center which is a 5 minute walk, and return to the ship at your own leisure (transportation to the ship not included).
Discover the unique geography and fortifications here as you explore the defenses of the Middle Hill and Princess Caroline's Battery, underground passageways and the Gibraltar Museum. Please see description for complete details.
Trip entails sailing from ferry terminal towards Bay of Gibraltar to see dolphins. If no dolphins are seen in bay area, boat will proceed to Straits to view them. On return, sail down western face of Gibraltar for tour by sea, where guides give info as sail along before arriving back at dock to take coach for return trip. Note: Must walk approx 50m over paved surfaces, steps in/out of boat. Sunscreen, camera/binoculars are recommended. Tour travels in open waters. Guests susceptible to seasickness should take precautions before boarding. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Weather conditions can be cool, windy so plan accordingly. Limited snacks available for purchase on boat.
Depart pier, travel to British/Spanish Land Frontier. Driver/Guide points out areas visited at WWII Tunnels. Tour proceeds to Europa Point & Trinity Lighthouse. Enjoy views of Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean, Straits of Gibraltar, African Coastline, Spanish Costa Del Sol. Continue towards Nature Reserve to learn history & see Rock Apes. At Hays Level, guide provides health/safety briefing, sightseeing overview. See workings of fortress: view exhibitions depicting life in tunnels. Return to pier. Stay in town, responsible for own return. Note: Guests must walk approx 300 yards over uneven surfaces, inclines & steps. Tour order may vary.
Meander through the old streets of Gibraltar accompanied by your knowledgeable tour guide. Visit the well-known attractions, while also hitting the less obvious sights off the beaten track. Learn of Gibraltar's history and experience its vibrant culture. The tour ends at Cathedral Square where you will have the opportunity to stay in town or return to the ship at your own leisure (transportation to the ship not included).
For the more adventurous amongst you and with those with a little more time on their hands why not explore Lower St Michael's Cave? Discovered whilst opening an alternative entrance to the cave during WWII, this cave is also open to visitors but strictly by appointment only. An experienced guide is needed to guide you as you climb and slide, exploring deep into the cave. One of the many highlights is a walk around the 5cm rim of a small lagoon! This is truly an experience that you will talk about long after your return home.
Travel north across Gibraltar's runway to see border between colony & Spain. Proceed to Catalan Bay & enjoy panoramas over Spain & North Africa. Travel along outskirts of Town, passing American War Memorial & Trafalgar Cemetery to arrive at Europa Point. Admire sights along coast of North Africa. Continue on to Rock Hotel where you are served selection of tapas. Guests wishing to shop are given option of being dropped in town, while others are taken back to ship. Note: Walking is minimal over flat surfaces. Must take 2-3 steps to enter bus. Tour order may vary. No shopping stops made on tour.
Depart quayside, travel north across Gibraltar's airport runway to border between colony & Spain. As you drive by, you will view this remarkable border and the Spanish mainland beyond. Proceed along the outskirts of town, passing the American War Memorial and The Trafalgar Cemetery to arrive at Europa Point. From there, admire views of North Africa coast located 12 miles across Straits of Gibraltar. Arrive at Caleta Hotel for views to Spain and North Africa. Take in scenery as you enjoy tea with selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Return to pier. Note: Walking is limited over flat surfaces. Tour sequence may vary. There are no shopping stops.
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.