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.
On the Alabaster coast, to the Nord of Le Havre, you will find another view of Normandy landscape with Fecamps, its famous Benedictine liquor and the beautiful resort of Etretat with the highest cliffs in Normandy. Then, enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to reach the beautiful resort of Etretat. From the beach, you can see the two impressive chalk cliffs known as the "Arch and Needle."
OVERVIEW: Enjoy a full-day, guided tour of Upper Normandy. You'll see the Roman city of Rouen and visit Giverny, the village where Claude Monet lived and painted.HIGHLIGHTS: In Giverny, Claude Monet's house preserves the intimate charm of a time long past with its pink crushed brick façade and colorful décor. The Japanese garden offers visitors a living glimpse into how the great artist painted from nature. Tour the medieval city of Rouen and see the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palais de Justice, the Gros Horloge, and the Aitre Saint Maclou, one of the last examples of a medieval cemetery created due to the plague.NOTES: This tour includes walking approx. 1.5 miles over even and cobblestone.
When you see for the first time the Mont Saint Michel, you will be fascinated by the beauty of its architecture and its long history, sure that you would like to come back. Once in Mont Saint Michel you will journey uphill through the twisted cobblestone walkways, passing old houses to the top of the rock crowned by the Abbey Church. Legend says there are 365 steps from the bottom to the top of the Mont. Completing this 30-minute walk, you will view the Abbey Church whose spire soars more than 500 feet. The Abbey is a masterpiece of Norman architecture.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy a full-day guided tour in the "City of Lights" and see the historic sites of Paris and enjoy lunch and the amazing views as you cruise along the Seine aboard a riverboat.
HIGHLIGHTS: After a 2.5 hour ride from the pier, you will drive along the Champs-Elysées and view the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Madeleine Church, the Opera House, the Louvre Museum, Ile de la Cité, and the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy lunch aboard a river boat as you cruise down the River Seine with views of Notre Dame Cathedral, the French Statue of Liberty, Saint Louis, and the Conciergerie.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with at least 20 steps.
A full day of historical remembering thoughts of the Landing Beaches of the Second World War. Veterans of World War II and history buffs will appreciate this opportunity to visit the sites of the Allied landing of 1944 and to pay homage to the brave soldiers who fought and died on French soil.
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.