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 tour is designed for those who would like to combine an overview of the highlights of Athens and a guided tour of the Acropolis with free time for shopping and transportation back to the ship is included.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, National Gardens, National Library, Parliament Building, and Panathinion Stadium. Enjoy a guided tour of the Acropolis and 3 hours for independent exploration or shopping.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over steep inclines, steps and uneven surfaces. Large bags, backpacks and oversized purses are not permitted inside the Acropolis archeological sites.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy two highlights of Greece: the legendary Acropolis, site of the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon.
HIGHLIGHTS: Explore the Acropolis and famous Parthenon. View the imposing Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the god of sea, at Cape Sounion. Savor a Greek lunch at a deluxe restaurant.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, steep inclines and 200 steps. Depending upon the number of people at the Acropolis, it may be closed for security reasons so some waiting time may be involved. The total amount of driving time involved during this tour is approximately 3.5 hours.
OVERVIEW: The highlight of this tour is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, the Acropolis.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour past Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Parliament Building. At the Acropolis and Parthenon, enjoy a guided tour to see the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Greece.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over steep inclines, approximately 200 steps and uneven surfaces. At the end of the tour, there will be an optional drop-off at Melina Mercouri Statue in Athens for independent shopping and guests will make their own way back to the ship.
OVERVIEW: Combine Athens sightseeing with a visit to one of the important boutique museums of the city.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, and Olympic Stadium and a guided tour of Greece's largest and most impressive temple, the Acropolis. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Athens' oldest neighborhood, the Plaka, and approx. 30 minutes of free time to explore and shop. Lunch with wine is served at the Dionysos Restaurant. Visit the Benaki Museum, the oldest museum in Greece.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 2 miles over varying terrain, inclines and 200 - 300 steps including the museum steps.
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.