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: 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
Tour enables experience of culinary & social culture with panoramic orientation of city. From exterior, admire Alcazaba Palace. Continue on path to visit Gibralfaro Castle for views. Drive past Roman Theatre ruins, Bullring façade. Stop at Plaza de la Merced for photos of Picasso's birth house. Proceed downtown for walking tour. Guide introduces local history, architecture before cuisine. Eaten with drinks or as mid-morning or evening snack, tapas range in size, content. During outing, you will visit 3 restaurants. Note: Must walk 1.5 miles over uneven, cobblestone surfaces with 5075 steps. Single glass of wine/beer provided per person at each restaurant. Must be 18 yrs for alcohol.
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.