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: Enjoy a full day guided tour to Bordeaux with time on your own for shopping. HIGHLIGHTS: About 1h30 of walking tour in the charming city of Bordeaux where you will discover an amazing architecture. Discover this Unesco World Heritage since June 2007, combining art, culture, gastronomy and of course vineyards; lunch included. NOTES: the tour could be altered depending trafic or local condition.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy your full day on your own in Bordeaux. HIGHLIGHTS: Approximately 5 hours on your own (depending the trafic and local conditions). NOTES: Tour could be altered depending trafic and local condition. Your Escort could stay in Bordeaux after the tour; Lunch and entrance fees not included.
OVERVIEW : You will enjoy your full day guided tour with 2 exceptionnal visit and tasting on Margaux wine, with Chateau Desmirail and Chateau Prieuré Lichine. Lunch included. HIGHLIGHTS : From the exceptional landscape to the art of tasting wines, come to discover Bordeaux's prestigious wine-growing region. Feminine in essence, voluptuous for the sences, the deep-seated wine of Margaux produce wines with a delicate charm and subtle aromas. Margaux is the most delicate wine of Bordeaux ; it is an elegant and perfumed product. You will also appreciate castles, slopes and cellars, which are part of the local history. NOTES : tour could be altered depending trafic and local conditions.
Meet your Escort on pier and drive to La Rochelle. During the drive, your escort will give you information of what you can do during your evening in the town. At your arrival in town center, your escort will provide you with more information if needed. After 4 hours on your own, your escort will meet you at the drop off location to return to the ship.
OVERVIEW: Wine is part of the history of Bordeaux. For two thousand years, wineyards have sculped Bordelais Landscapes. Graves are part of the most famous wines in the world. Visit cellars that will show you the magic way to make these prestigious wines. Lunch included. HIGHLIGHTS: You will visit 2 famous and pretty Chateaux of Graves Area (south/east of Bordeaux) Chateau Carbonnieux and Chateau Olivier with tasting and lunch at Chateau Olivier. NOTES: Tour could be altered depending the trafic and local conditions.
The Marais Poitevin is a large area of marshland in western France. You will board a small ship on the zone called "wet marsh", a maze of islets criss-crossed by picturesque canals now used for touristic rowboating and nicknamed The Green Venice.
OVERVIEW: An half day guided tour to the While Isle Ile de Ré nestling off the coast in the Bay of Biscay. HIGHLIGHTS: Visit of the 2 main cities of the island Ars en Ré with its church Saint Etienne and Saint Martin de Ré with its Vauban Fortifications and the citadel used as a prison. NOTES: the tour could be altered depending the trafic and local conditions.
OVERVIEW : An half day guided tour of La Rochelle capital of the Aunis Region with a walking tour of the city before to have approximately 2 hours on your own . Hightlights : During your walking tour you will visit the old town with the outside visit of the House of Henri II and the town hall and the old port with its 3 towers before to have lunch in a local restaurant. NOTES : the tour could be altered depending the trafic and local conditions.
OVERVIEW: An half day guided tour of La Rochelle capital of the Aunis Region with a walking tour of the city before to have lunch in a local restaurant. Lunch included. HIGHLIGHTS: During your walking tour you will visit the old town with the outside visit of the House of Henri II and the town hall and the old port with its 3 towers before to have lunch in a local restaurant. NOTES: the tour could be altered depending the trafic and local conditions.
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.