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: Travel through the Sicilian countryside to Mt. Etna and witness the effects of the power of Europe's largest active volcano.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ride through the beautiful Sicilian countryside on your way to walk the rim of Mt. Etna's Silvestri Spent Craters. Pass through the Alcantara Gorge, a unique and unusual natural environment.
NOTES: A light jacket or sweater and sturdy, comfortable closed walking shoes are recommended. Reaching the Silvestri Spent Craters involves walking uphill for approximately 330 yards on uneven terrain. The ascent, higher than 6,400 feet, is not recommended for those suffering from heart diseases and/or high blood pressure.
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.