SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Pompeii On Your Own

    Naples, Italy

    Duration 4 hrs

    If you would like to explore archaeological site of Pompeii on your own, this private motor coach transfer is ideal.


    Boarding your coach at the pier, you’ll head to Pompeii and be dropped off in a central location. A tour escort will be traveling with you to and from the ship and will answer any questions you may have about sightseeing or shopping.


    After your allotted time in Pompeii, you’ll rejoin your motor coach for the return to Naples.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This is a transfer only and does not include entrance tickets to the site itself nor to avoid queue to entry and ticking . All meals and incidental expenses are at the guest's own expense. Please return to the meeting point no less than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Those who are late for the return transfer will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship at their own expense. Drop-off location may vary so check with your escort. The level of exertion on this tour is at the guests' discretion. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them.
    • Adult from: $50.00 USD
    • Child from: $50.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Go Green-Plant A Tree For The Earth

    Kotor, Montenegro

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy the serenity of several natural settings, including the Big City Park in Tivat, where you will plant a tree that will benefit the Earth for years to come. The urban park is a green oasis full of indigenous and exotic plants that include eucalyptuses, magnolias, Chilean firs and unusual herbs. By planting a small tree on the grounds, you will add to the botanical diversity and perhaps most important help the environment, as trees absorb harmful carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the air. A bit of free time in Porto Montenegro will follow, after which you will wander through Solila Reserve on the Bay of Tivat. Although salt was once produced in the pools along the shore, birdwatching is now the main activity in the protected wildlife reserve. Keep an eye out for auks, ibises and curlews. A leisurely and informative walk through Old Town Kotor will perfectly complement the experience.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Plant a tree in a park known for its botanical diversity.
    • Meander about a protected bayside reserve that supports abundant birdlife.
    • Enjoy free time in architecturally important Porto Montenegro and Old Town Kotor.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: One tree per group will be planted. This tour includes approximately 2 ½ hours of walking and standing on even and uneven ground plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Nora - A Walk Through Ancient Times

    Cagliari, Sardinia

    Duration 4 hrs

    A visit to the ancient city of Nora is a must for those who want to learn about the island’s centuries of occupation, admire Roman and Phoenician remains and the sparkling blue Mediterranean under the watchful eye of the 400 year old Spanish watchtower. Enjoy an orientation drive through Cagliari with a photo stop at Monte Urpino’s panoramic lookout point. Drive along the coast passing St. Gilla's lagoon, where if you’re lucky, you’ll see the pink flamingos and the salt flats. This pleasant drive follows the route taken by thousands of pilgrims every year as they follow Santo Efiso’s Cart.


    Nora was founded by the Phoenicians. It had two harbors, one sheltered from the west winds and the other from the Mistral. The site has Carthaginian and Roman remains. After a period of Roman prosperity, there was a decline and in the 3rd Century AD the city was engulfed by the sea in a natural disaster. Admire the beautiful mosaics of the thermal baths, an amphitheater and small Roman Theater, as well as small houses and villas. Recently the forum, or agora, has been found, but a substantial part of the former town remains under the sea. It isn't hard to imagine ancient people living their lives so close to the blue waters of the Mediterranean. You’ll also see the outside of the little church where, every year, during the first days in May, important religious celebrations take place to commemorate St. Efisio. The church was built on the same site where the saint was martyred.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Tour involves walking approximately 1 mile/1 1/2 kilometers over uneven and rough terrain at the Nora site. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or that are in wheelchairs.
    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let's Take a Selfie - Split

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Split! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time.


    Your tour begins with an orientation drive thru Split with designated selfie stops at: • Bacvice Beach
    • Split National Theatre
    • Vidilica Viewpoint
    • S. Dominous Cathedral
    • And MORE!


    To make this experience even more fun you will be provided with a selfie stick to help catch your best pose. Your picture-perfect day includes a local snack of smoked ham, cheese and a glass of wine. End the day with some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera.
    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green- Nature Reserve Skocjan

    Koper, Slovenia

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Explore a wetland nature reserve on reclaimed land that now supports an abundance of indigenous flora and fauna. Salt pans covered much of this area for centuries, and it wasn’t until about 50 years ago that the brackish wetlands became an important habitat for flora and fauna. As you walk through this wonderfully unique ecosystem, a naturalist will describe the transformation of the reserve and how environmentalists prevented it from becoming an industrial zone. Nearly 250 types of birds—more than half the species in the entire country of Slovenia—have been spotted there, including Eurasian reed warblers, black-winged stilts and squacco herons. You can also expect to see a huge variety of colorful butterflies flitting about. Halophytes are among the more intriguing plants found in the wetlands, as they thrive in salty ground. From a distance, these succulents appear to have ice on their leaves, but it is actually dried salt that the plants exude from their glands.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Gain insight into how former salt pans were transformed into a thriving wetland.
    • Walk through a now-protected nature reserve with a naturalist guide.
    • Observe abundant wildlife that includes more than half the bird species in Slovenia.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate walking over uneven, natural terrain and approximately 20 steps. It is not available for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat, non-slip walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Mallorca

    Palma (Majorca), Spain

    Duration 6 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Mallorca ! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as some of the stops might include wi-fi in real time. Your accompanying guide will help you choose the spot to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Discover Mallorca’s wealth of treasures that is a must-see for every visit to the island, and which will take your breath away on each and every click. You will have designated selfie stops at: • Bellver Castle
    • La Escollera & Cathedral
    • Valldemossa
    • Na Foradada/Son Marroig
    • Port De Soller


    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera.
    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best of Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain

    Duration 7.5 hours

    Experience Barcelona’s diverse architectural heritage. You’ll become well acquainted with Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona’s celebrity architect – his unmistakable style with its organic shapes, twisted iron sculptures and colored tiles is hard to miss. Begun in 1883, it remains unfinished to this day. Enjoy an inside visit at his towering masterpiece, la Sagrada Family (The Holy Family). Drive along the elegant Passeig de Gracia with its wrought-iron street lamps and fine array of Modernist buildings, including Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, with a mosaic façade and undulating roof. You´ll wander through the “Poble Espanyol”, an open-air architectural museum, which was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. It consists of 117 full-scale buildings, which are replicas of the most characteristic buildings from all over Spain. It also contains restaurants, artisan workshops and shops offering quality souvenirs. There will be free time in the Old Quarter to explore, shop or have lunch on your own while strolling its narrow streets and handsome squares, lined with medieval buildings contemporary shops, bohemian artist workshops and cool bars and restaurants.


    Need to Know:

    Note: As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. There is substantial walking on this tour, approximately 3 hours and 20-30 steps.
    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 7.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Boka Bay Blue Cave By Speedboat

    Kotor, Montenegro

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Race through Boka Bay in a speedboat and enjoy a refreshing swim in the Blue Cave and in the sparkling waters that rim a nearby beach. Although officially known as the Bay of Kotor, Boka – as it is called locally – is considered the southernmost fjord in Europe because of its wild landscape and precipitous cliffs that plummet into the sea. Zipping along its rocky coast in a speedboat will be an exhilarating experience, especially on the approach to the Blue Cave. Expect to be awed by the brilliant blue water and the hue that it casts on the cave’s interior, both the result of the way the sunlight reflects off the sandy bottom of the sea. You will have the opportunity to swim in this enchanting setting before zipping off to Rose Beach on the tip of the Lustica Peninsula. Sheltered by the surrounding mountains and forests, the water there is typically calm.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Zip through the typically calm waters of Boka Bay on a speedboat.
    • Swim in a seaside cave known for its brilliant blue water, which reflects on the interior.
    • Pause for a swim at Rose Beach, yet another idyllic spot on the bay.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Game of Thrones – Venture Through King's Landing

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Duration 4 hours

    Visit several of Old Town’s most iconic sites, which gained even greater fame after serving as locations for the fictional capital King’s Landing in “Game of Thrones.”


    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive in the oldest section of Dubrovnik, a revered UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fans of the TV series “Game of Thrones,” which is based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novels, will recognize this part of Dubrovnik as King’s Landing, the fictional capital of the Seven Kingdoms.


    Your first stop will be imposing Lovrijenac Fortress, located just outside the medieval walls that encircle Old Town. Known as Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar, the 11th-century fortress perches atop a craggy rock overlooking the sea, which represented Blackwater Bay in the books.


    Continuing on, you will enter Old Town and make your way to the defensive walls to the south. After climbing the steps, you will walk along the stone battlements, which afford extraordinary views of the sea and the inner city. These walls appeared in numerous scenes in “Game of Thrones”; they were particularly prominent in the Battle of Blackwater Bay.


    Later, you will enjoy free time within Old Town, where you may explore other sites that you may recognize from the series. For instance, the Jesuit Staircase was where Cersei Lannister began her Walk of Shame in Season Five, and many of the show’s market scenes were filmed along St. Dominic Street. Following free time, you will return to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour involves approximately two hours of compulsory walking and is therefore unsuitable for passengers with limited mobility. Lots of steps will be encountered at each of the venues visited. Passengers will have approximately 60 minutes of free time, where walking is at the discretion of the individual. Order of sites may vary. We recommend that you dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses and bring bottled water. Minimum age to participate in this tour is 8.
    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
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    Let's Take A Selfie – Santorini

    Santorini, Greece

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Snap selfies at the most photogenic spots in and around Santorini, many of them iconic attractions that define the city. To ensure the best possible results, a selfie expert guide will offer tips so you can capture just the right angle, lighting and composition for every shot. Selfie sticks are available and complemented by a convenient photo frame, enabling you to capture, share, and post the best pictures in the future.


    As you walk and ride through Santorini, you will pause at designated selfie stops that include:
    • Aroma Avlis restaurant
    • Oia’s Blue-Domed churches
    • Three Bells of Fira church

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Take inspiring selfies at the most photogenic attractions in Santorini.
    • Follow tips from your selfie expert guide to ensure the very best pictures.
    • Learn the historical significance of the locales while enjoying their dramatic settings.
    • Sample local specialties at Aroma Avlis, a hilltop restaurant with panoramic views.
    • Pose in front of the blue-domed churches in Oia and explore the coastal town.
    • Stand above the Three Bells Fira Church and capture the ultimate shot of the city Fira.


    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Wear casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
    • Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
    • Be sure your phone or camera is fully charged.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour will only include external visits. The tour is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair, scooter, or who have any walking limitations. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera. A limited number of selfie sticks will be available to share. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public. Guests who miss the return transportation will be responsible for getting back to the ship. The tour is sensitive to weather conditions (rain, wind, and sun).
    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Florence & Pisa

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 10 hrs

    Take a scenic drive through the countryside to the magnificent city of Florence. Pause in the Piazza del Duomo to admire the exterior of the Cathedral (Duomo) of Santa Maria del Fiore, its elaborate Gothic façade is covered in a mix of pink and green marble.


    View the statues in the Piazza della Signoria on your way to the Ponte Vecchio, the medieval stone bridge was the first bridge built across the River Arno, and has been well known for its goldsmiths and jewelers since the 16th century. Lunch is included at a local restaurant, and after the meal you’ll have free time to explore on your own or to shop, before your tour continues to the historic town of Pisa. Here, you’ll make a brief photo stop in Miracle Square for a look at the exterior of that famous Leaning Tower. Built in the 12th century, it began to lean soon afterwards, but has now been stabilized.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour busses are not allowed into the historical center of Florence nor Pisa. The walking tour in Florence will cover approximately 2 miles, not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. The photo stop in Pisa is not guided and you’ll have to walk from the bus parking area approximately 15 minutes each way. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee are allowed. The order of the visits can change, therefore it is not recommended to book museum entrances or private visits. Maps of Florence and Pisa are provided. Headsets provided from the pier. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $329.00 USD
    • Child from: $229.00 USD
    DURATION 10 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    Available languages:
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    Scenic Views of Mykonos

    Mykonos, Greece

    Duration 3 hrs

    The island of Mykonos is world famous for its stunning scenic beauty comprised of windmills, sparking bays, superb beaches, white houses and churches with their colorful blue and red domes. You'll pass by Ornos Beach, one of the most cosmopolitan beaches on the island with an abundance of luxurious hotels, tavernas and yachts mooring offshore.


    You’ll make a short photo stop at the beach of Kalafatis to experience one of the island's beautiful beaches and to enjoy the breathtaking view. As you head to the center of the island, you'll visit the village of Ano Mera and the Monastery Panayia Tourliani. You’ll also have a chance to enjoy ouzo and Greek appetizers in the peaceful little square of the village.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Tour involves approximately 1/2 mile of walking on level ground. Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months, we recommend that you drink a lot of water, use sun protection and dress in layers.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Snack
    Available languages:

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Printed on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 12:16am