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.
This tour covers all the main sights and the whole city of Stockholm. A visit to the imposing City Hall with its three crowns atop is where the Nobel Prize banquet is being held each year. Experience the grandeur and spaciousness of the impressive Blue Hall and Golden Chamber and enjoy the beautiful view from the Garden. You will also visit the Vasa Museum. Continue to the Old Town where you will have an opportunity to experience Stockholm on your own. Meet up with your guide again for a guided walk with a visit to the Cathedral, the city's oldest church and the coronation site of most of Sweden's Kings. Walk along the cobblestone streets to Stortorget.
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: This tour offers you a comprehensive view of the island which combines visits to cultural and historical sites with natural beauty.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided tour of the Achilleion Palace where you will visit the Palace Room and the beautiful gardens. The main 'Terrace of the Muses' is decorated with statues of the Nine Greek Muses including the imposing figures of Achilles Victorious' and Achilles Dying.' Visit the Virgin Mary Monastery and enjoy free time to explore and shop in Corfu's Old Town.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1.5 miles over even and uneven surfaces, inclines and 20 - 30 steps. Guests may experience long lines while waiting to visit the palace.
OVERVIEW: Achilleion Palace and its gardens, built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria in 1891, are a highlight of Corfu as is the Venetian-built Old Quarter.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Achilleion Palace and its exotic gardens which include the Terrace of Muses. Stop for a photo of Mouse Island, the most photographed subject on the island. And stroll with your guide through the old quarter of Corfu where you will have approximately 30 minutes of free time for shopping on your own.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over even and uneven surfaces, inclines and 10 - 20 steps.
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: Visit the finest example of Arabic architecture in the world and Spain's most outstanding symbol of Moorish heritage, Alhambra Palace.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ride through the beautiful countryside of Andalusia (2 hours each way). Take a guided tour of the Moorish fortress and palace of Alhambra. You will see the towering Alcazaba and the Nazaries Palaces with intricately carved stucco walls, knotted ceilings, honeycomb vaulting, and courtyards. Lunch is included and time permitting, a panoramic tour of the city of Granada.
NOTES: The palace and gardens are not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk approx. 2 miles over even dirt paths and cobblestone surfaces with over 80 steps
Begin with approx 30-min drive downtown Rostock. Start your exploration of Rostock with its Hanseatic buildings at Holy Cross Convent. Further along, see Northern Europe's oldest University buildings. Next is courtyard of monastery of holy cross where ancient town wall meets gardens of monastery. Proceed to new market where town hall dominates before visiting St. Mary's Church w/ astronomical clock. Next, coach transfers you to Hanseatic Brewery of Rostock to learn about brewing process. When finished beer tasting & brewery tour, return to ship. Note: must walk approx 1.5 miles (1.5 hrs) over even & cobblestone surfaces with steps. See full description for important & complete notes.
Your self-guided visit of the Van Gogh museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the nineteenth century in the collection. The museum is also home to an extensive number of exhibitions on various subjects including nineteenth-century art history and highlights of the Dutch Masters.
OVERVIEW: Make the most of your last day in Amsterdam before their flight back home, this tour includes a visit to the world renowned Anne Frank House and a city drive through some of the most impressive landmarks.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the Anne Frank House and see the former hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary. From the coach, you'll see the Baroque Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk or New Church, Mint Tower, and Weepers Tower. Drop off at Schiphol Airport is included.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 mile over uneven surfaces with many steep steps to negotiate at the Anne Frank House. This tour is for guests with flights departing after 3:00 pm from the Schiphol Airport.
Discover the culture of ancient Greece with an expert who will guide you through the ruins of ancient temples and athletic facilities, as well as the on-site museum, followed by free time in the modern town.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and rocky paths. Ancient Olympia is not wheelchair accessible.
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.