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 importance of Greece's once religious center of the entire Aegean Sea is sure to form a lasting impression as you experience a guided walking tour of the ancient Delos. Arrive on this uninhabited island by boat to explore the significant archeological ruins and enjoy the unforgettable views of the Cyclades archipelago.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Delos and the scenic Cyclades archipelago by boat and on a guided walking tour. See the Temple of Apollo and the dried lake with the palm tree among its most renowned sites.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk and stand for approximately 2 hours over varying terrain. No shops or stores are available on Delos Island.
OVERVIEW: Bring your camera and capture the charm of Mykonos' luxury hotels and cosmopolitan beaches during your scenic drive.
HIGHLIGHTS: Stop for photos of Mykonos' scenic coast at Ag Ioannis and Ornos beaches. Stop in Ano Mera to visit the 16th century monastery and then sample a Greek appetizer and a taste of ouzo.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.25 mile over various surfaces with steep stairs at the monastery and Village Square. Video and still photography are not permitted inside the monastery. Exposed shoulders or knees, short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable.
OVERVIEW: Along the south coast of Mykonos lie some of the island's prettiest beaches and you can enjoy some time at one of them.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a brief scenic drive from Mykonos to Elias Beach where you will have approximately 3 hours to relax under the sun and/or swim.
NOTES: This is not a shuttle service. If guests should miss the scheduled departure from the beach, it will be the guests' responsibility and own expense to return to the ship.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy time on the sands of Kalafatis Beach to relax and/or swim.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy 3 hours of relaxation at this public beach. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent on a first availability basis. Stop by the taverna to purchase a snack.
NOTES: Please note there is no lifeguard on duty and swimming is at the guest's own risk. The drive from/to the pier is approx. 30 minutes each way. This is a family beach, nude sunbathing is not permitted. Other activities are available at the beach for an additional cost and are not included in this package.
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.