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.
You'll begin your day with a one and a half hour bus journey from Marmaris to Dalyan. A river boat awaits you to cruise you down the bulrush lined delta, passing the Lycian rock tombs in the hillside on the way to Caunos. Afterwards, you will journey down river to the sandy beach of Iztuzu, famous as the turtle breeding ground. At the end of your sail cruise on the river and following an impeccable day in Dalyan, you will enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant in Dalyan.
Your day begins as you leave Marmaris for the picturesque village of Orhaniye. Next continue on to Bayir Village. Bayir is situated high up in the hills surrounding Orhaniye, and is well worth the drive just for the spectacular views. Your final stop of the day will be to Icmeler where you'll have a spectacular panoramic view of the bay before continuing on to the vessel.
Little is left of the sleepy fishing village that Marmaris was just a few decades ago. Marmaris still retains its charm due to its exceptional location between two intersecting set of mountains by the sea. Join a walking tour of downtown Marmaris plus explore the local castle and museum. It is thought that the first castle in Marmaris was built by the Ionians and it is known that Marmaris was invaded by Alexander the Great in 334 BC. You will also have the chance to visit the town mosque while in downtown. At the conclusion of your visit, you will have time to explore the downtown on your own. After exploring the town, you can make your way back to the vessel within walking distance.
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.