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: Enjoy a 2 ½ hour guided tour of the highlights of Florence followed by approximately 3 hours to explore at your leisure and pace.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Piazza del Duomo to see the famous cathedral, baptistery and bell tower. Your next stop is Piazza della Signoria to see a copy of Michelangelo's David and a stop to see the exterior of the Church of Santa Croce. Explore at your leisure for 3 hours.
NOTES: An escort will be on the coach to/from Florence to answer questions. A comfort stop will be made at a leather factory en route to Florence. The drive between La Spezia and Florence is approx. 2 hours each way. Shoulders and knees must be covered at religious sites.
OVERVIEW: Discover the picturesque Cinque Terre, a national park and territory protected by UNESCO, by coach and motorboat. Enjoy free time to shop or explore at your own pace.
HIGHLIGHTS: Discover offer a pesto tasting in Monterosso at the end of the guided tour.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 hours. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Lunch is at guest's own expense.
OVERVIEW: This narrated coach drive is perfect for guests who prefer little walking and want to capture the highlights of Florence.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit an authentic Florentine leather factory. Enjoy the view of Florence from Michelangelo Square . You'll also have approximately 1.5 hours of free time in Santa Croce Square to shop and explore at your own pace.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 100 yards and this tour is suggested for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The vehicle used on this tour is adapted with an access ramp to accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs. Lunch is at the guest's own expense.
OVERVIEW: Experience the highlights of Florence and Pisa on an intimate tour that allows only a maximum of 25 guests per vehicle.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the famous Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Museum with a focus on Michelangelo's works. You'll also visit the Field of Miracles and see the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the Piazza del Duomo to view the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, along with its magnificent baptistery and campanile; Piazza della Signoria to see a copy of Michelangelo's David; and the Ponte Vecchio for some shopping. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 3.5 miles. Entrance fees to the venues at the Field of Miracles are not included.
OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who have visited Florence and Pisa before, this tour gives you the opportunity to explore these two glorious cities on your own.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the Field of Miracles to marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and enjoy approximately 1 hour of free time. You'll also enjoy approximately 4 hours of free time on your own in Florence to shop, explore, or have lunch at your own pace.
NOTES: This tour does not include a guide, lunch, or entrance fees. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter religious sites. The walking distance between the Field of Miracles and the bus parking area is approximately 15 minutes each way.
OVERVIEW: This is a great introductory tour to Florence, where the Renaissance began, and Pisa, home of the world famous Leaning Tower.
HIGHLIGHTS: Head to Pisa and visit the Field of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower. In Florence, visit the Piazza del Duomo to see the famous cathedral, bell tower and baptistery. Stop in the Piazza della Signoria and see a copy of Michelangelo's David. View the exteriors of the Church of Santa Croce and pause for photos of the Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy a local lunch with champagne.
NOTES: There is a 15 minute walk from the parking area to the Field of Miracles. Shoulders and knees must be covered at religious sites.
OVERVIEW: This full day tour provides many highlights of Florence, one of the most famous cities in the world.
HIGHLIGHTS: View Micheangelo's statue of David at the Accademia Museum and view the Duomo along with the bell tower and baptistery in Cathedral Square. At the Piazza della Signoria, see a copy of Michelangelo's David before visiting the interior of the Church of Santa Croce where Italian monarchs are buried. Enjoy a panoramic view over the city at Piazzale Michelangelo. Delight in an authentic Florentine lunch at a local restaurant.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 2 miles over even and cobblestone streets with 10 - 15 steps and extended periods of standing and waiting.
Combine sightseeing at Pisa's iconic Field of Miracles -- home to the Leaning Tower -- with several hours in the popular resort town of Viareggio. There you can relax on a complimentary sunbed, swim in the pool, and enjoy the pedestrian-only promenade and marina, both lined with chic shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
OVERVIEW: This tour is designed for guests who prefer little walking and want to visit the highlights of Pisa.HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Arno River to San Rossore National Reserve and a trolley ride to the Field of Miracles, the historic piazza that is home to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, cathedral, and baptistery.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile. Knees and shoulders must be covered if entering religious sites. This tour does not include lunch or an inside visit of the Leaning Tower. Entrance to the tower is approximately 17 Euros. Tickets have a specific entrance time and guests should be aware that this time might not be within your stay in Pisa
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.