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.
The tour price is per vehicle, not per person. Car holds three (3) passengers on rear seat with Driver and Guide up front. Please see full description for further details on this option. Entrance fees for 1 venue, photography and video fees are included for the venue incorporated on your selected itinerary (where possible). Any meals, refreshments, subway fees, or gratuities are not included. No deviations can be made to the tour length or advised departure time. The tour order; however, can be discussed on the spot with your guide. A visit to the Hermitage's Gold Rooms is not included in this private vehicle package.
If you think Iceland looks good from the ground, wait until you've seen it from the air. This is an unforgettable tour over the Tindfjallajokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers but with a difference. Between the ice and snow fields you'll see Hekla, the most famous of Iceland's volcanoes, which last erupted in 2000. Other places of interest along the way include Thingvellir, the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir area, one of the world's most outstanding geothermal spots. Here, the active geyser "Strokkur" spouts water every few minutes. All in all, this experience should not be missed.
More than 40 km north of the mainland lays the island of Grimsey. Only 5.3 km in size the island can best be described as a green oasis in north Atlantic where industries such as fishing and farming are the main pillars of its 115 inhabitant's life. People often visit this northernmost Icelandic settlement in order to put their foot over the Arctic Circle and receive a certificate to state this that is exactly what you will be doing today.
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.