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.
Begin your gastronomical adventure with an overview of the city. Travel to Archanda, a viewpoint, which offers excellent photo opportunities of Bilbao. Next, explore the Old Town with its narrow streets lined with Rennaisance, Baroque and Modernist buildings. Your guide will point out the main sights including the Cathedral of Santiago, a Gothic church built at the end of the 14th century, the Bridge and Church of San Anton and the Plaza Nueva, an arcaded square, and then proceed to the famous Seven Streets' area with its many Tapas bars. Note: Guests must walk approx 0.75 mile over various various uneven surfaces with a few steps at each venue. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
You will go to dinner to a typical Basque farmhouse where you will taste the most exotic dishes of the region. It'll start with 2 snacks and txakoli white wine (typical basque wine), then it'll start the dinner with wine pairing (3 quality wines), and the dessert with a liquor. You'll be glad to have a wine expert during the dinner.
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.