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: The former capital of the Provence region has kept most of it's character from the 17th and 18th centuries and is best enjoyed on foot. Enjoy a walking tour through the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, past the moss of its 101 fountains to witness the glorious past of miraculously preserved Provence.
HIGHLIGHTS: Discover the scenic countryside during the ride to Aix (approximately 1 ¼ hours) where you'll enjoy a guided walking tour. Stroll the most prominent avenues, experience the squares, and admire the fountains of Aix as your guide provides commentary throughout your tour.
NOTES: Mostly extensive walking tour in Aix including old cobblestone streets.
The internationally famous town of Bandol, a pleasant small animated resort lying beside a pretty bay beyond villas scattered in pine grove and mimosa. Behind the seafront and its cafés and boutiques, there are vineyards which produce some of the best known of the Côtes de Provence wines and Bandol wines of course.
"Who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing".
Even if this saying by French poet Frédéric Mistral seems exaggerated, it nevertheless reflects the interest of this little seaside resort nestling at the foot of the impressive Cape Canaille cliff.
Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time.
OVERVIEW: Trace Marseille's ,2600 year transformation from Phocean city of Massalia to present day "gateway to the east" and from the elegant seaside to its historical port. Discover the landmarks representing many political and religious symbols of Marseille's historical and maritime past on a half day tour.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica. Ride along the Kennedy Corniche Road to view the exterior of the monumental Longchamp Palace. Experience the Vieux Port with a stroll through the old harbor and heart of the city.
NOTES: Access to Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica involves approximately 200 steps, then the use of an inside lift is sometimes available.
Saint Tropez is undeniably one of the best known resorts of Europe, it still is today a crossroads where journalists and photographers, writers, artists and celebrities all meet in the high summer season. On the way back a short stop in the charming Port Grimaud, also known as the Little Venice of France.
During the visit of the Old Port,you will have have a stop at the hill and visit Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica. The tour will take you via the Ginest pass to the charming summer resort Cassis, where you will have time to enjoy a nice lunch and stroll around the harbour. The last stop will be in Sanary a small animated port.
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.