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: This tour is designed for guests who would like to enjoy free time in Portofino. After a limited, guided exploration of the city's main highlights, enjoy the ambience of this charming town at your leisure.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a scenic motorboat cruise along the Paradise gulf (approx. 1 ½ hours). After a brief guided tour, enjoy free time for shopping or a visit to St. George Church (approx. 1 ½ hours).
NOTES: This tour requires considerable walking and isn't recommended for guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs. Walking during the free time is at guests' discretion.
OVERVIEW: Discover the wonderful National Park of Cinque Terre, a territory protected by UNESCO. This zone is characterized by the presence of steep slopes cultivated with vines atop terraces, unique witness of the transformation of the territory carried out by man's hard work.
HIGHLIGHTS: Discover some of the towns in the national park on foot and by boat and walk along the Via dell'Amore. Enjoy free time for shopping or lunch on your own. Travel time to and from Cinque Terre is approx. 1 1/2 hours each way.
NOTES: This tour requires considerable walking and isn't recommended for guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs.
OVERVIEW: Culture and nature come together in a tour which combines the main historic highlights of Genoa with a visit the city's wonderful aquarium; the largest in Italy.
HIGHLIGHTS: Take a walking tour through Genoa's historic city center, viewing many of the city's highlights including the 13th century Palazzo Ducale, the former residence of the Genoese Doges who were the city's chief magistrates. You will walk along Via Garibaldi, the pride of Genoa, and visit the city's large, modern aquarium and discover a rich, underwater universe full of mysterious creatures.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 2 miles (approx. 3 hours) over various surfaces, inclines and 10 - 15 steps.
OVERVIEW: Discover Genoa and its history, from the elegant city center to the surrounding panoramic hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided walking tour of the sites of Genoa including opulent mansions, palaces, fountains, statues and frescoes. Afterwards, you'll have approx. one hour of free time for independent exploration.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile (1.5 hours) over various surfaces, inclines, and 25 35 steps.
OVERVIEW: Visit a characteristic Ligurian village and enjoy a taste of authentic Ligurian food.
HIGHLIGHTS: Shop and stroll through Rapallo, a lovely seaside resort. Ride along the beautiful Paradise Gulf Coast. Enjoy a taste of authentic Ligurian food at a local restaurant.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over cobblestone and concrete surfaces with steps and inclines.
OVERVIEW: If you're already familiar with Milan and want to rediscover the city or you desire more time for independent sightseeing, experience Milan on your own.
HIGHLIGHTS: You'll be transported into the city center and escorted to a historic meeting place. Visit the sites of Milan at your own pace. Enjoy approximately four hours of free time for independent exploration.
NOTES: Travel time to and from Milan is approximately two hours. This tour does not include lunch or entrance fees. If guests should miss the return bus, transportation back to the vessel is their own responsibility and at their own expense.
OVERVIEW: For guests who have already visited Genoa, discover the paradise of Monaco while visiting the greatest casino in the world, Monte Carlo's Grand Casino.
HIGHLIGHTS: Take a walking tour through the Old Quarter of the historic Rock of Monaco. You'll have time to explore the vaulted passageways or visit Palace Square and the 19th century cathedral. Explore or try your luck in Monte Carlo's Grand Casino.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1 mile uphill over cobblestone streets with approx. 75 -80 steps. A passport is required in order to play in the Grand Casino and to collect eventual winnings. The drive between Genoa and Monaco/Monte Carlo is approximately 3 hours each way.
OVERVIEW: This tour is an excellent opportunity for guests who have previously visited Genoa to experience the areas of Nice and Monaco on the French Riviera independently.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy approximately 1.45 hours to visit the Old City of Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. After transferring to Monaco, you'll have approximately 2 hours to explore Monaco.
NOTES: The drive between Genoa and Monaco is approximately 3 hours each way.
An escort will be on the coach from/to Genoa. This tour does not include lunch or entrance fees.
OVERVIEW: If you're already familiar with Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino and want to rediscover the villages or you desire more time for independent sightseeing, experience Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino on your own.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy one hour in Santa Margherita and two hours in Portofino to explore independently.
NOTES: The drive to St. Margherita is approximately 45 minutes and the boat ride to Portofino is approximately 30 minutes, dependent upon traffic conditions. This tour does not include lunch or entrance fees.
OVERVIEW: Discover the beauty of the Paradise Gulf, including the beautiful, the elegant Santa Margherita Ligure and the historic Rapallo.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo via panoramic drive and scenic motorboat. Enjoy tour commentary and free time for shopping and independent exploration.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with
15 - 25 steps. The drive to Santa Margherita is approximately 1 hour and the return drive from Rapallo is approximately 1 hour, dependent upon traffic conditions. The boat trip to Portofino is approximately 15 minutes.
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.