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    Walking Tour of Luderitz

    Luderitz, Namibia

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby. ...
    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby. more...

    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby.


    After walking from the pier, you will soon be immersed in the German ambiance of bayside Luderitz. Although Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias landed here in 1488, the area remained unsettled until German tobacco merchant Adolf Luderitz purchased much of the surrounding land nearly 400 years later. The sleepy port soon became an important supply post for Germany’s colonization of southwest Africa, and Luderitz grew accordingly, especially after diamonds were discovered in the nearby Namib Desert.


    As you approach Luderitz’s prominent Diamond Hill, you will see Goerke Haus, one of the most extravagant mansions built during the boom at the start of the 20th century. Renovated and full of period furnishings, the estate was built for diamond entrepreneur Hans Goerke in an Art Nouveau style with German and African themes.


    Felsenkirche is another outstanding Diamond Hill landmark. The Evangelical Lutheran church was built in 1912 with private donations from German citizens and is renowned for the stained-glass panel above its altar, which Emperor Wilhelm II donated.


    Finally, there is Luderitz Museum, where you will learn more about Germany’s colonization efforts, the diamond industry and Namibia’s flora and fauna. Interesting artifacts include whalebones, photos of the indigenous people and colonial mining equipment. After visiting, you may follow the guide back to the pier or return later on your own.

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    • Adult from: $39.00 USD
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    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Panoramic Port Elizabeth

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City. ...
    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City. more...

    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City.


    At the entrance to the harbor, note the soaring Campanile, which was erected in 1923 and holds a carillon of 23 bells in honor of the area’s first British settlers. Continuing along the scenic shore, you’ll pass the lovely suburb of Summerstrand, drive through the campus of the Nelson Mandela University and perhaps stop at Shark Rock Pier to take in panoramic views of the city.


    Pausing for photos whenever possible, see the beautiful Victorian Gothic Main Library, the Feather Market, constructed during the ostrich feather boom, and Dias Cross, a tribute to Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, who erected a cross nearby after discovering Algoa Bay in 1488. At the Donkin Reserve park, you’ll observe a stone pyramid dedicated to Elizabeth Donkin, after whom the city was named in the 1820s. Admire well-preserved Fort Frederick and two sporting venues, Saint George’s Park Cricket Ground, which is South Africa’s oldest bowling green, and the more modern Nelson Mandela Stadium, all testament to Port Elizabeth’s dynamic role in South Africa’s history.


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    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
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    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Highlights Of Mossel Bay

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 2 hrs

    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601. ...
    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601. more...

    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601, when he found a huge collection of mussel shells in a nearby cave. As you travel along the town’s charming streets, you’ll learn that South Africa’s first post office was established here centuries ago after sailors began leaving letters in the cleft of a milkwood tree so that other sailors could deliver them on their journeys.


    See that revered, 500-year-old tree, now a National Monument, standing near the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, which is named for a Portuguese navigator who was the first European to set foot in South Africa in his search for a spice route to the Far East. During your time at the complex, perhaps you’ll visit the absorbing Shell Museum or the Maritime Museum, where a replica of Dias’ ship is on exhibit, along with early maps and navigation instruments. Experience the compelling sites and seafaring history of enchanting Mossel Bay on this captivating excursion.


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    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
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    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Masada & The Dead Sea

    Ashdod, Israel

    Duration 11 1/2 hrs

    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history. ...
    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history. more...

    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history.


    Boarding your coach at the pier, you will first travel through the dramatic landscape of the Negev desert and descend 3,600 feet toward the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. Your first stop will be at the breathtaking location of Masada, the most spectacular ancient archaeological site in Israel. Upon arrival, you will ascend by cable car to the summit of this mountaintop fortress which was built by Herod the Great. Plenty of time will be allowed to explore the magnificent ancient ruins, which include Herod's three-tiered palace, the synagogue, the baths, the defending walls and the water cisterns that are still to this day considered an engineering feat.


    After a morning of extraordinary vistas, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch overlooking the pale, still waters of the Dead Sea. Following your meal, you will be given the opportunity to experience the exquisite sensation of floating effortlessly upon the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. With more salt and minerals than any other body of water in the world, the Dead Sea is considered to be a natural health and beauty spa.


    Your afternoon continues with a picturesque drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Qumran and the Qumran Visitor's Center. From this vantage point, the Qumran Caves are clearly visible. It was here in 1947 that a Bedouin shepherd boy discovered the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical manuscripts in the world.


    Departing Qumran, you'll ascend into the Judean Hills, sighting Jericho to the north as you make your way back to Ashdod. Undoubtedly, the impact of the remarkable sites you have seen will remain with you for many years to come.


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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 11 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Nosy Komba - Isle of Lemurs

    Nosy Be, Madagascar

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba. ...
    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba. more...

    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba.


    Board your local boat from the ship's gangway and cruise across the east coast of Nosy Be to Nosy Komba, passing the verdant Lokobe evergreen forest along the way. Reaching the fishing village of Ampangoriana, you will tender ashore (please note it is a "wet" landing) and then have a bit of time to mingle with the locals and browse for souvenirs. Approximately 500 yards from the village is the Black Lemur Sanctuary, home to Madagascar's most famous residents, the black lemurs. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to observe these lively creatures as they leap from tree to tree. The black lemurs are the males and the brown lemurs the females. Although these animals live in the wild, they are tame enough to be fed with bananas and their capricious behavior will no doubt be fun to watch.


    Leaving the sanctuary, you will walk to a nearby snack bar where you will be treated to a light snack while relaxing in the shade of a Tamarind tree and taking in the wonderful views of the Lokobe Reserve and surrounding islands. During your break, the local Sakalava embroiders will give you a demonstration on tablecloth making and the village children will perform a brief folk show for you. Free time will be provided for you to stroll on the beach, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a dip in the ocean.


    At the conclusion of your visit, you will re-board your boat and cruise back to Nosy Be and your awaiting ship.


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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
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    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    La Digue Highlights

    La Digue, Seychelles

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Experience the Old World beauty and charm of the Seychelles during an orientation tour of picturesque La Digue. ...
    Experience the Old World beauty and charm of the Seychelles during an orientation tour of picturesque La Digue. more...

    Experience the Old World beauty and charm of the Seychelles during an orientation tour of picturesque La Digue. Enjoy a scenic drive to L’Union Estate, where you’ll gain insight into La Digue’s history at the estate’s old Creole house and coconut factory, and delight in daily life characterized by a decidedly relaxed pace punctuated by bicycles. Continue to La Digue’s beaches, considered to be among the world’s finest, including nearby Anse Source D’Argent, which has been called a bather’s and photographer’s dream. You’ll thrill to the soft white sands and dramatic granite boulders that have long enchanted visitors to the island. Keep a sharp lookout for the resident avian wonders, as you might catch sight of a Seychelles paradise flycatcher, a rare bird endemic to these islands that sports glossy black plumage with elongated tail feathers.

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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
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    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    City & Sun

    Maputo, Mozambique

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Upon departing the pier, you will pass a beautiful Train Station which is definitely an architectural highlight of Maputo. The station was built in 1910 by Gustav Eiffel, who is known for building the Eiffel Tower. ...
    Upon departing the pier, you will pass a beautiful Train Station which is definitely an architectural highlight of Maputo. The station was built in 1910 by Gustav Eiffel, who is known for building the Eiffel Tower. more...

    Upon departing the pier, you will pass a beautiful Train Station which is definitely an architectural highlight of Maputo. The station was built in 1910 by Gustav Eiffel, who is known for building the Eiffel Tower.


    Your first stop will be to the local Maputo market for a glimpse of how the locals barter for a variety of goods and foods.


    Afterwards it's on to Independence Square, a focal point for the city. Around it is a statue of the country's first president, Samora Machel, the gleaming white Roman Catholic cathedral, the neo-classical City Hall and the French-Mozambican cultural centre. The latter being a splendid old colonial building which has been tastefully restored and now presents art exhibitions. You will also have the opportunity to take photo’s of the weird and wonderful concept of a house made entirely out of iron.


    Continue on to the Natural History Museum, which amongst other things, plays “host” to the only collection of elephant fetus in the world. Afterwards, you will enjoy lunch at a local hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is spent enjoying the magnificent facilities of this hotel. Remember to bring your towels and enjoy the magnificent view across the bay, whilst sipping cocktails around the pool.


    Please note: This tour includes moderate walking over mostly even surfaces, although there are some steps to negotiate at the central market and crowded conditions there as well. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the transportation and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Lightweight clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat comfortable walking shoes are suggested.


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    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
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    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Coral Cruise

    Port Victoria, Seychelles

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm. ...
    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm. more...

    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm.


    After embarking on your catamaran, depart the pier for a delightful cruise over coral reefs to lush Moyenne Island. Upon arrival, you’ll receive safety instructions and snorkeling equipment, then begin exploring the island’s fascinating aquatic ecosystem, glimpsing tropical species that include scorpion, parrot and butterfly fish, as well as red gorgonian coral fans.


    After your snorkeling adventure, transfer from your catamaran to a semi-submarine viewer featuring a window through which you can behold the abundant marine life and, with the assistance of a helpful guide, thrill to hand-feeding the fish who call these warm waters home. You’ll surely cherish your immersion into the undersea world of the idyllic Seychelles.


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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
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    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Shakaland

    Richards Bay, South Africa

    Duration 7 hrs

    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland. ...
    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland. more...

    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland.


    Journey through Empangeni en route to Shakaland, the location where the movie Shaka Zulu was filmed. Upon arrival, you’ll meet your Zulu guide and share welcome refreshments before being invited to relive the momentous and turbulent days of King Shaka, a revered early 19th-century Zulu ruler. During your walking tour through the Zulu village, see a variety of displays, including women doing beadwork, weaving mats, sculpting pottery, baking bread and brewing beer. You’ll also watch the men make a spear and shield as well as build a beehive-style grass hut.


    Enter the chief’s hut to observe Zulu dancers performing rapturous rhythmic drum dances and witness a ritual done by the traditional healer, or sangoma, followed by a short audio-visual presentation and some time at your leisure to browse the village’s enticing curio shops. Delight in a traditional Zulu buffet lunch at the Kwabonamanzi restaurant overlooking the Umhlatuze Lake, a satisfying finale to your fascinating outing.


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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
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    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    A Day in Jerusalem & Bethlehem

    Haifa, Israel

    Duration 11 1/2 hrs

    Explore two of the world's most historical cities as you step back in time with visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. ...
    Explore two of the world's most historical cities as you step back in time with visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. more...

    Explore two of the world's most historical cities as you step back in time with visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.


    Your tour begins with a beautiful scenic drive from Haifa into the Judean Hills. As you ascend into these hauntingly stark hills, your coach will be traveling along the same route used for centuries to reach Jerusalem. The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty and was once considered the center of the world. As you navigate your way through this amazing city, you will pass some of Israel's most notable landmarks, such as the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) and the State Supreme High Court. After an interesting overview of the city, you'll proceed toward the Mount of Olives where time will be allowed to take photos from this highly favorable vantage point that provides an unparalleled and breathtaking panorama of the walled Old City. Near the base of the Mount, you will find the picturesque Gardens of Gethsemane, site of an ancient olive oil press yard that is surrounded by 1,000-year-old trees. Here you can also see the impressive Church of All Nations.


    Following an unforgettable morning, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch at a local hotel before it's time to continue your exploration of this fascinating destination with a walking tour of the historical Old City. Entering via the Jaffa Gate, your walk will take you past some of the most sacred sites in religious history. As you make your way along a route that flanks the colorful bazaar, you'll observe the Christian Quarter, which rests beside a part of the famous Via Dolorosa, believed by many to be the route Jesus followed as he carried his cross to Calvary. Amongst the sites you will view is the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. With its stunning blue and gold ceramic tiles, this amazing shrine is considered the third holiest site in Islam. You will also view the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world because it is believed to have been closest to where the Holy Ark once stood. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also included. Perched on the hill known as Golgotha, the Church marks the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.


    Rejoining your coach, you'll leave the city behind and make your way through the Judean Hills to the edge of the desert, where the legendary town of Bethlehem is found. Your time here includes a visit to Manger Square and the renowned Church of the Nativity. This extraordinary church is built over a grotto that is believed to be the location of Jesus' birth. Due to time constraints and very long lines to enter the actual grotto, doing so is usually not a possibility. After what will no doubt be a highly memorable visit, you'll re-board your coach and enjoy a leisurely drive back to the ship.


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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
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    DURATION 11 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Taj Mahal & The Gems of Jaipur (Single Occupancy)

    Mumbai, India

    Duration 4 Days/3 Nights

    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems. ...
    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems. more...

    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems.


    On this Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for three nights to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful culture, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks of Agra and Jaipur before rejoining your ship. Visit the white marble Taj Mahal, perhaps the world’s most famous mausoleum and then discover the fascinating history and culture of Jaipur through its architectural gems and rituals.


    Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.


    Day 1 - Thursday, November 25, 2021
    Disembark the ship in Mumbai. After completing disembarking procedures, transfer to the airport for a flight to Jaipur. Lunch is served aloft. Baggage will be transported in a separate van to the airport for pre-check-in.


    Jaipur is where the enduring charisma of the past blends with the throbbing vitality of today. Where a colorful cast of characters - from painters and potters to artists and antique dealers - present a fascinating picture of a city that is alive to both tradition and change.


    Your luggage will be transported in a separate truck to the hotel and placed in your room.


    From the airport, proceed directly to visit the Amber Fort, a former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. Ascend the fortress seated in a jeep, wander around beautiful palaces and visit Shiladevi, the private temple of the royal family, with its exquisite marble carvings and silver door.


    Before transferring to your hotel, there’s time to explore Jaipur’s bazaars laden with carpets, gems and jewelry; the specialties being traditional hand-block printed fabric, antique textiles and handicrafts.


    Later, check-in to your hotel. Dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 2 - Friday, November 26, 2021
    Join the local residents at dawn as they immerse in a morning Aarti ritual at Govind Dev Ji Temple (also called Krishna Temple). The Temple was built in 1735 by the Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh II and decorated with many beautiful chandeliers and Indian paintings. The building has the world’s largest, single-span flat roof and was positioned so that the Maharajah would enjoy a direct view of it from his palace.


    `Aarti’ is a Sanskrit word for homage or devotion. The aarti or offering of lamps is observed at prescribed hours of the day and night to invoke the gods. It is believed that the gods physically present themselves before devotees at this ceremony. Lamps are revolved before the idol in a clockwise manner along with the chanting of hymns.


    This recitation is accompanied by drums, the blowing of a conch-shell and the tolling of temple bells. At the end of the `aarti’, the priest takes a handful of water, which he revolves around the god's idol to pacify `agni' (the fire god), who is pressed into service in the form of a wick lamp. The lamps themselves are charged with this "presence" and thus after the ceremony devotees collect the fumes and smear their faces with its aroma.


    Following this unique ritual, you will return to your hotel for breakfast.


    Later, checkout and take a drive into old Jaipur stopping by the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, a good example of Rajput artistry made of red and pink sand stone, beautifully outlined with white borders and motifs painted with quick lime.


    Visit the City Palace which occupies the center of Jaipur, covers one seventh of its area and is surrounded by a high wall. We have access to the private section where the Royal Family lives, while also exploring public areas now converted to museums, displaying the Maharaja’s vast collection of textiles and costumes, an array of armory, miniature paintings and carpets.


    Opposite the City Palace is the open-air royal observatory “Jantar Mantar”. Maharaja Jai Singh, the creator of Jaipur loved mathematics and science, sending emissaries to the court of Mirza Beg in Samarkand who had built an observatory in 1425. Spending much of his time studying astronomy, he constructed masonry observatories in the cities of Delhi, Varanasi, Ujjain, Mathura and most impressively the `Jantar Mantar’ in 1728.


    An exclusive lunch is arranged in the City Palace Café, after which you will depart Jaipur for Agra on a 4 ½ hour road journey taking in the Rajasthani countryside. Comfort stops are made along the way.


    Agra’s story or glory began with the arrival of the Mughals, who made it a great center of learning, art, commerce and culture. With its cosmopolitan bazaars and strategic location on the river Jamuna, Agra was altogether a worthy setting for the focus of an empire. This ‘city of the past’ has impressive World Heritage sites and traditional artisan workshops.


    Later in the evening, you will enjoy drinks at the pool terrace while being entertained by a classical Kathak dance performance. This royal courtroom dance arose from the fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures during the Mughal era. It is characterized by rhythmic footwork, spectacular spins, mime and gestures that are a dramatic representation of themes from Persian poetry synthesized with Hindu mythology.


    Following the performance, dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 3 - Saturday, November 27, 2021
    The day begins with tea, coffee, juices and rolls served in the lobby. You will then depart to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, as the early rays of the sun cast upon the pearl-white tomb. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the monument. A lacy white grandeur, perhaps the most perfect architectural monument accomplished, amazingly graceful from any angle, it is the close-up detail which is really astounding.


    Return to your hotel for breakfast and later see the World Heritage Agra Fort, credited to Emperor Akbar, India’s great visionary. Astonishing palaces, mosques, and audience halls contained within its massive walls of red sandstone are embellished by an artistic fusion of Hindu and Islamic traditions.


    There are options to browse shops such as Kohinoor, jewelers to the Mughal Court, featured in National Geographic. Old emerald necklaces, enamel jewelry, silver, pocket watches in gold and silver, textiles and embroidery form part of their private collection. The Marble Inlay factories steeped in this decorative art culture are also a specialty of Agra.


    After lunch, checkout and drive to Delhi where you will spend the night at a hotel near the airport. Dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 4 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
    Checkout after tea, coffee, juices and rolls are served. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Cochin. Breakfast with refreshments are served aloft. On arrival, transfer from airport to pier and re-board your ship. Baggage will be transported in a separate van to the pier.


    Land Program Step by Step
    The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team on board once the program has been reconfirmed by our local ground operator approximately 30 days before operation. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments. Flight details will not be available until that time.


    Day 1 - Thursday, November 25, 2021
    • 8:00am Spirit is scheduled to arrive in Mumbai Port
    • 8:30am After immigration and custom formalities, disembark and transfer to Mumbai airport
    • 9:30am Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security
    • 11:15am Depart Mumbai for Jaipur (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • Lunch with refreshment will be served aloft
    • 1:15pm Arrive in Jaipur and proceed directly to visit the Amber Fort
    • 2:30pm Arrive and visit Amber Fort
    • 4:30pm Depart Amber Fort and explore the Jaipur markets
    • 6:00pm Drive to your hotel
    • 6:30pm Arrive at the hotel and check-in.
    • 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel
    • Overnight at the Lalit Jaipur or similar hotel


    Day 2 - Friday, November 26, 2021
    • 6:30am Visit the Govind Dev (Krishna) Temple to witness the Aarti Ceremony
    • Tea, coffee, juices and rolls will be served in the hotel lobby prior to departure
    • 8:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    • 9:30am Checkout and drive to visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and City Palace
    • 12:30pm Exclusive lunch at the City Palace Café
    • 2:00pm Drive to Agra
    • 6:30pm Check in to your hotel
    • 7:00pm Classical Kathak dance performance
    • From 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel
    • Overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott or similar hotel


    Day 3 - Saturday, November 27, 2021
    • 5:15am Tea, coffee, juices and rolls served in the lobby
    • 6:00am Depart for the Taj Mahal
    • 6:15am Sunrise visit of the monument followed by a comprehensive tour of the monument
    • From 8:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    • 9:00am Visit Agra Fort. Option to explore local market and inlay factories
    • 12:30pm Lunch at the hotel
    • 2:00pm Drive to Delhi
    • 6:00pm Check in to your hotel
    • 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel.
    • Overnight at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi or similar hotel


    Day 4 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • 3:30am Tea, coffee, juices and rolls are served in the lobby
    • 4:00am Transfer to the airport
    • 4:30am Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security.
    • 6:00am Depart Delhi for Cochin (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • Breakfast with refreshments are served aloft
    • 9:05am Arrive in Cochin and transfer to pier
    • 11:00am Re-board your ship


    Expected Weather:
    Days are sunny and comfortable with temperatures between 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F). The evenings are cooler, between 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F), with temperatures dropping as the night progresses.


    What to Bring:
    Casual, weather-appropriate wear for the day. Bring a sweater or jacket for the early mornings and evenings. Also, bring sun block, hats, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes. As the Taj Mahal is also a mausoleum, certain religious customs must be observed. As a token of respect, it is customary to remove your footwear before entering. Ladies should avoid wearing tank tops or any top with spaghetti straps, as well as short shorts. Knee-length shorts are acceptable for men and women.


    Currency:
    The currency for India is the Indian Rupee. US Dollars are widely accepted. Guests will need to provide a credit card upon check in at each hotel for any incidentals.


    Electricity:
    The electric voltage in India is 220 – 240 volts. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor if necessary.


    Proposed Aircraft type (subject to change):
    Airbus A320 - All economy class seating. Air upgrades not available


    Luggage information:
    Light luggage would be most suited for this trip. On internal flights guests are permitted to check-in one bag not to weigh more than 15kg (33lbs) and one carry-on is permitted with a max weight of 7 kgs (15 lbs). Guests who have excess or overweight luggage will be required to pay any fees upon check in at the airport.


    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights in India (as per Airline regulations):

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type).

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Cruisetours Team via Reservations at NCL at least 1 month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations will result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Norwegian Cruise Line nor our local ground operator be responsible for.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    It is essential to have a valid Indian Visa for the trip and bring your passport.


    Accommodation:
    Jaipur The LaLiT Jaipur 2B & 2C, Jagatpura Road, Near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur - 302 017, Rajasthan. Phone: (+91 141) 664 7777 & 519 7777


    Agra:
    Courtyard by Marriott Taj Nagri, Phase II, Fatehabad Road, Agra – 282001 Phone: (+91 562) 245 7777


    Delhi:
    Radisson Blu Plaza Near Mahipalpur Extension Nh 8, New Delhi – 110037 Phone: (+91-11) 2677 9191


    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.


    Program includes:
    • 2 nights in Jaipur at the Lalit Jaipur or similar hotel – standard double room
    • 1 night in Agra at the Courtyard by Marriott or similar hotel – standard double room
    • 1 night in Delhi at the Radisson Blu Plaza or similar hotel – standard double room
    • Breakfast daily
    • Lunches and dinners per the itinerary – inclusive of house wines, beer, mineral water, sodas
    • Transfers, sightseeing and road journeys in air-conditioned coaches
    • Water on coaches
    • Touring and entrance fees per the itinerary
    • Camera and video charges where necessary
    • Kathak dance performance in Agra
    • Local tour manager to accompany the group throughout along with English-speaking guides
    • Economy class flights per the itinerary – upgrades not available. Direct flights not guaranteed


    Program does not include:
    • Any meals or beverages not listed in the itinerary
    • Gratuities for drivers and guides
    • Hotel incidentals including phone calls, laundry, room service and mini bar
    • Overweight or excess luggage fees
    • Indian Visa fees


    Please note:
    Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: $2,399.00 USD
    • Child from: $2,399.00 USD
    DURATION 4 Days/3 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Ephesus, Didyma & Miletus

    Kusadasi, Turkey

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Visit three meticulously excavated cities whose ruins reveal their splendor and prosperity in ancient times. ...
    Visit three meticulously excavated cities whose ruins reveal their splendor and prosperity in ancient times. more...

    Visit three meticulously excavated cities whose ruins reveal their splendor and prosperity in ancient times.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a picturesque drive to the excavated ruins of Miletus, an ancient city that the Greeks founded near the Menderes River. Although the city was abandoned in the 6th century when its harbors silted up, Miletus once prospered, as you will discover by wandering through its remains.


    Among the highlights are a Greco-Roman theater that held 25,000 spectators and the Baths of Faustina, a complex with water fountains shaped like the river god Meander. Despite the relevance of the historical sites, it is hard to imagine that Miletus was once on a peninsula with four harbors, as it is now on a plain that lies five miles inland.


    Not far away, you will find the ruins of Didyma, whose key landmark is the Temple of Apollo. One of the largest temples in the ancient world, it was a magnificent monument whose sacred oracle rivaled that of the more famed one in Delphi.


    More fabulous ruins await your exploration in the World Heritage site Ephesus, where you will behold one excavated building after another. They include the theater where St. Paul preached, the Church of the Virgin Mary and the Library of Celsus, a monument constructed as a mausoleum with a separate library for scrolls and codexes.


    Back in Kusadasi, you might spend free time shopping or stay in town longer for an enlightening carpet lecture.


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    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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*Prices vary by ship and sail date. See Terms & Conditions

NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.