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 full day tour offers a guided walk through the Slovenian capital with stops at major landmarks, a cruise on the Ljubljanica River by romantic riverboat and a traditional Slovenian meal.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided walking tour of the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, that includes the medieval city center, Preseren Square, Town Hall, open air market, and three bridges created by Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik. Cruise the Ljubljanica River for approx. 1 hour. Savor lunch in a traditional Slovenian inn and enjoy approx. 90 minutes in Ljubljana.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1.5 miles (roughly 1 hour) over even, granite and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and steps.
Easy Koper is a private tour which introduces you to the Slovenian Coast and countryside from inside your ride. Accompanied with a guide and private driver your journey will start in Koper and continue to your first photo stop in a picturesque town called Piran. Impressed by beautiful unique scenery the tour will proceed to a small Istrian village, passing the natural habitat of Slovenia's largest saltpans. Once at the village, prepare yourself for a delicious degustation of wine, cheese, prosciutto and other different sweets hand made by locals.
This tour takes you into a natural wilderness. Discover the flora and fauna and their habitat located in the beautiful Dragonja valley. With an experienced guide you will be guided trough the trails that wind between the lush green surroundings. Towards the end of the tour, you will make a stop in a traditional village for a taste of local products.
Start a walking tour around Koper town center with a specialized guide, who will introduce you to the history, legends and culture of the ancient Capital of Istria. Known for its wealth, Koper was once an important island port involved in sea trade. All the buildings from that era are still preserved and give Koper a decisively Venetian charm. After exploring the town and a visit to the museum, the tour offers light refreshments.
On island in middle of lake, ancient Slavs worshipped Ziva. Pilgrims came to church of St Mary on island. Tour offers typical wooden boat ride to island. Upon return ashore, transfer to Bled Castle to visit wine cellar w/ wine monk. Monk provides demo on how wine made way from barrel to bottle in medieval era. Castle offers look into Herbal shop & old print shop. A medieval collection of armatures, knights and furniture is kept for exhibition. After castle visit, free time offered before return to port. Note: must walk approx 2 miles (roughly 1.5 hrs) over even & cobblestone surfaces, inclines & steps. Have approx 2 hr for shopping. Drive to/from pier is approx 2 hrs each way.
Explore Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana. The history this city has witnessed is a story to be discovered. Note: Tour does not include lunch or entrance fees. An escort will be on coach to/from Koper. If guests should miss return coach, transportation back to vessel will be their own responsibility & at their own expense. Amount of walking is at each guests' discretion over cobblestone streets & paved surfaces. Shopping hours & closure dates should be reviewed in intro section of Koper, Slovenia. Proper attire is required when visiting sacred sites. Ladies must cover knees & shoulders & men must wear pants. Shorts & vests are inappropriate.
The Panoramic Koper tour is a perfect introduction to the Slovenian countryside while enjoying a guided bus ride around the Slovenian Coast. Starting from Koper, the tour offers a photo stop in Piran, a gorgeous picturesque Venetian style town with a modern lively vibe. Next you will view the region's historic saltpans and finally make your stop at a village where all the friendly locals will gather together to promote a taste of their locally made traditional products. The tour is a unique experience to get to know the local inhabitants and their culture.
Explore the Slovenian coastal countryside with a scenic bike ride. In a small group with a professional guide and technical support you will be lead to the trail that connects Koper with the other major coastal towns. While biking, the guide will make an introduction to the country and explain the characteristics of the region. The tour is an enjoyable experience and welcomes all the guests to spend a day in between nature, light activity and historical traditions.
Discover a unique subterranean universe of mazelike passages, extraordinary stalactite formations and other natural sculptures of Slovenia's Karst plateau. Ride a train into the vast chambers then your guide will lead you on a walk of nearly 2 miles underground. The cave is not wheelchair or walker accessible.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles (roughly 1.5 hours) over a winding path covered with a non-slip surface to assist with footing. Photography and video taping are not allowed in the caves.
Enjoy a Hop On/Off tour with the benefit of random tastings at each stop. During your tour you will receive tasting coupons for each town. You will have the chance to taste some of the local delicacies, while discovering the town on your own.
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.