Destination Highlights shore excursions are the ideal way to explore the legendary sights and famous vistas of each port city. If you’re experiencing a destination for the first time—or if you want to check a “must-see” landmark off your bucket list—these are the tours to take. You can see the sights by day or night, or plan to see them for multiple days. You can ensure the whole family, no matter the age or accessibility, will enjoy.
This exhilarating tour combines a whale watching cruise with Alaska's finest wilderness salmon bake. Board a waterjet-powered catamaran in Auke Bay and cruise through Stephen's Passage, a favorite feeding ground for humpback whales and other wildlife. Learn about the behaviors of these majestic creatures as you get close enough to hear them breathe. Then, visit Orca Point Lodge for a delicious feast of fresh grilled wild Alaska salmon, corn on the cob, and more.
After you arrive on the island, travel to Morgan's Harbor, where you'll be greeted by the crew of "Cockatoo," a 60-foot racing catamaran, and welcomed aboard. Then, go for a sail across the beautiful azure waters of North Sound, near the world-famous 7-Mile Beach. Stop at a shallow sandbar known as Stingray City for an unforgettable swim with friendly southern Atlantic stingrays.
Discover how old and new architecture live harmoniously together in Barcelona on a tour that tips its hat to Gaudi, a renowned 20th-century modernist. Begin with two UNESCO World Heritage houses near the renowned Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard. Marvel at Casa Milà's emblematic stone and ironwork. On the next block, admire Casa Batlló's surreal multi-colored tile façade and ceramic roof. Then, enjoy the distinctive Sagrada Familia and stroll through local markets and shops at your own pace.
Experience Kyoto's rich cultural history on a journey to some of its most notable sites, including Toji Temple, Kyoto Tower, and the Old Imperial Palace Outer Wall. Walk under the red torii tunnel gates to the top of Mt. Inari. Visit Ryoanji Temple, destroyed by fire and rebuilt in the 15th century. See the beautiful red tunnel gates of Fushimi Inari Taisha Temple and the Karesansui-style Zen Hojo Garden. Marvel at the Kiyumizu-dera Temple, whose unique structure is held together without nails.