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.
This tour will be operated in English only. Local guides will escort you on foot to discover the Art Nouveau town of Alesund. A stroll through Alesund reveals a town of colorful and charming architecture as well as strong maritime traditions. Enjoy the pedestrian zone, the picturesque fishing harbor & the remaining Old Town. Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over even paved & cobblestone surfaces with inclines. Guests should be in good physical condition. Low heeled, comfortable walking shoes, comfortable loose clothing, and a light jacket are recommended. This tour will operate in all weather conditions so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them.
OVERVIEW: This tour will be operated in English only. This tour includes a drive through Alesund as well as a visit to the Sunnmore Museum and Mount Aksla viewpoint.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a short sightseeing tour by bus through Alesund before visiting the Sunnmore Open Air Museum where you'll learn about the Norwegian coastal culture and see the beautiful old Borgund Stone Church. Next, you'll stop at Mount Aksla to enjoy a bird's eye view of the town and its surroundings.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.3 mile over paved and gravel surfaces with some steps and inclines.
The tour takes you up to the Mount Aksla view point for a spectacular view of the city, islands and the Sunnmore Mountains. To give you an insight into the multitude of life beneath the waves, you will visit the Atlantic Sea Park, one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe and the largest in Scandinavia.
Guests will learn about Norse culture and nature on this guided visit of the islands of Giske and Godoy, also known as the Saga Islands whose 8,000 year history encompasses great legends and leaders of the Viking Age. The tour bus will travel by bridge and tunnel from Alesund. Includes visit to the marble Giske Chapel, originally a private family church that dates to the 12th century; a quaint fishing village; and the Atlantic Sea Park, one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe that is uniquely built into the coastal landscapes.
The tour takes you to the Saga Islands of Giske and Godoy, connected to Alesund and the mainland by bridges and one of the longest sub-sea tunnel connections in the world. Visit the Roman marble church, Giske Chapel, dating back to 1135. It was once the influent Giske family chapel. To give you an insight into the multitude of life beneath the waves, you will visit the Atlantic Sea Park, one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe and the largest in Scandinavia. On the return back to the ship you will visit the Mount Aksla view point.
Norway's incredible natural beauty and geological formations are the focus of the full-day tour. Stopping at charming villages along the way, guests will see such sights as the deep Gudbrandsjuvet Gorge, needle-like mountain peaks, verdant valleys, stunning waterfalls, rushing rivers, and the 1,500 foot-high Troll Wall, whose vertical face was first scaled by climbers in 1965.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.3 mile over asphalt surfaces with 2-3 steps to enter/exit the coach. This tour is not recommended for guests who have difficulties climbing and/or managing steps.
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.