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.
Touring by 4X4 vehicle allows you to explore areas of Malta, not visited by tourists and some beautiful parts of Maltese countryside. Join 4X4 tour where safari leader/driver points out locations & landscapes during drive. All vehicles are brought to Pinto Wharf where you'll depart & proceed to northern part of Malta. Continue on Mellieha, drive past Red Tower towards Anchor Bay & Golden Sands for possible swim stop. Proceed with drive to Mgarr and Fomm ir-Rih with photo stop at Dingli Cliffs. Drive towards Ghar Lapsi & Blue Grotto. Return to port via Marsaxlokk, time permitting. Note: excursion involves steep ascents & descents. See full description for important & complete notes.
Delight in a kaleidoscope of blues and greens and unique formations in the series of cliffside caves that can only be accessed sea. Enjoy a scenic drive to and from the boat departure point. On the return, enjoy free time in a traditional fishing village.
NOTES: Must walk approx 600 yds over very uneven surfaces at cliffs many steps to reach boat boarding area. Exact itinerary & cave viewing dependent upon wind & weather conditions. Have approx 45 mins for shopping. Walking in Marsaxlokk is at guests' discretion. Drive to/from port is approx 45 min.
Discover Malta's long history on a combined walking and bus tour that encompasses the Baroque grandeur of Valletta; the medieval former capital of Mdina; and three Neolithic temples that are older than Egypt's pyramids. This excursion includes lunch at a resort and free time at a handicrafts village.
NOTES: Must walk approx 1 mile over even & cobblestone surfaces with 20 steps at Cathedral & Palace. Respectful attire required. See full description for important and complete notes.
See Malta's great natural beauty and historic landmarks from the comfort of a coach and with minimal walking. Highlights include the Vitorriosa's Church of St. Lawrence, the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, the Dingli Cliffs, and the walled city of Mdina and the surrounding town of Rabat.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 300 yards over even surfaces and 2 to 3 steps to board the coach. The amount of walking during the free time is at the discretion of the guests.
Explore Malta's historic splendors of Malta in two walled cities. The former capital of Mdina, in the middle of the island, is a medieval town whose heritages dates to the ancient Phoenicians. In Valletta, see landmarks such as the Upper Barracca Gardens, St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Magisterial Palace. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces in each city. Guests will have to navigate approx. 40 steps at the cathedral and palace. In order to enter the cathedral, respectful attire which covers shoulders and knees.
Discover the origins of modern Malta and its handicraft traditions. The ride from the ship will take you through scenic landscapes and historic Arab architecture en route to Mdina, the ancient town that dates back nearly 3,000 years, for a guided walk inside the walled city. Visit a handicrafts village for a shopping and a glass-blowing factory demostration by local artisans. In the town of Mosta, tour the domed church and hear about the miracle that saved it from destruction during World War II.
NOTES: Must walk approx 1 mile over cobblestone streets with 5 - 10 steps. Walking in Handicrafts area is at guest's discretion. Respectful attire required.
Depart to Dingli where you will receive introduction to the Segway. Once the orientation has concluded, explore Dingli Village & move towards Buskett. A track towards Buskett ends this portion of tour & ensures all turning & maneuvering skills have been mastered before a short break. The second half of tour is where you'll have the chance to increase speed & see how it handles hills & slopes. Explore the park. Continue & set off for Dingli Cliffs. Enjoy views of Filfla until next stop at the Magdalene Chapel were you'll have a short break for photos & refreshments. Return to base & pier in your minibus. See full description for complete details & important notes & disclaimers on this tour.
Depart quayside for Marsaxlokk for free time (approx 30 mins) to explore village, before drive to Three Cities. Drive to Senglea to see city. Embark coach & drive via Cospicua to Vittoriosa for exterior view of buildings including Auberges of Knights - Hospital, Armoury, Treasury, various palaces, Fort St. Angelo & St. Lawrence Church. At Vittoriosa quay, board vessel for boat trip around Valletta harbor. At end of harbor cruise, vessel will debark guests directly at Pinto Wharf. Note: must walk approx 0.5 mile over cobblestone & uneven streets with 40 - 55 steps. Due to berthing restrictions, the harbor cruise might start from Sliema Ferries. Cruise is weather dependent & may be cancelled
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.