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    A Glimpse Of Granada

    Motril, Spain

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore Granada's history and visit Capilla Real, Cathedral, and the Moorish Albaicin quarter. Encounter royal tombs and exquisite art collections. ...
    Explore Granada's history and visit Capilla Real, Cathedral, and the Moorish Albaicin quarter. Encounter royal tombs and exquisite art collections. more...

    Enjoy a brief look at the fabled city of Granada and visit two notable landmarks, Capilla Real and the Cathedral of Granada.


    It's a 45-minute drive inland to the Moorish city of Granada, nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. As you travel down a modern highway that was once ancient Arab pathways, you will enjoy wonderful views of both the Alpujarras Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, as well as groves of olive and fruit trees. Upon arrival, your first stop will be in the Albaicin quarter. This is the old Arab quarter and was the residential region of the Moors, even after the city was reclaimed by Spain. This narrow labyrinth of crooked streets escaped the fate of much of Granada, which was torn down in the name of progress. Fortunately it has been preserved, as have its cisterns, fountains, plazas, whitewashed houses, villas, and the decaying remnants of the old city gate. From a viewpoint here, you'll be able to capture photos of the renowned Alhambra Palace.


    Continuing on, you will drive to Capilla Real and the Cathedral of Granada which is located next door. The close relationship between both gives rise to a curious formal detail seen in the ambulatory that surrounds the circular gallery. The Capilla Real's gothic gateway becomes just another part of the Cathedral's walls, as if it were in reality one of the other many chapels when, in fact it represents the entrance to another building. In the Royal Chapel here, the remains of Queen Isabella and her husband Ferdinand are kept. It was their wish to be buried in recaptured Granada, not Castile or Aragón. The coffins are remarkably tiny-a reminder of how short they must have been. In the sacristy you can view Isabella's personal art collection, including works by Rogier Van der Weyden and various Spanish and Italian masters, such as Botticelli.


    Next, you will make the short walk to the richly ornate Renaissance Cathedral. With its spectacular altar, it is considered one of Spain's architectural highlights and is renowned for its beautiful facade and gold-and-white interior. Construction of the Cathedral began in 1521 in a gothic style, and came to completion in 1714 as an example of Baroque architecture. Another outstanding feature is the facade by Alonso Cano, a truly marvelous example of Baroque interiors, culminating in the bell tower which holds more than a secret within. The ground plan incorporated a five-nave basilica and another in the center to be surrounded by an enormous aisle, in which a high altar would be inserted. This design led Rosenthal to believe that the model was based on the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.


    Following your Cathedral visit, you'll walk back to your awaiting coach and make the drive back to the pier in Motril where your tour concludes.


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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 5 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! ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Mallorca! more...

    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


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    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best of Murcia & Cartagena

    Cartagena, Spain

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Discover Murcia's ancient history and architectural wonders, then explore Cartagena's rich heritage - castles, Roman Theatre and scenic views. ...
    Discover Murcia's ancient history and architectural wonders, then explore Cartagena's rich heritage - castles, Roman Theatre and scenic views. more...

    Discover Murcia, the capital of the province and Cartagena - a crossroad of cultures with a fascinating history dating back 3,000 years. An approximate 1-hour journey through the foothills of the Sierra Carrascoy takes you to Murcia. Settled by the Moors in the 9th century and conquered by the Christians in the 13th century, this bustling city offers an array of architectural delights. Stop at the Monastery of the Virgin of Fuensanta and enjoy a panoramic view of the orchards, one of the most productive in the Mediterranean.


    Stop at Cathedral Square, where you’ll see the beautiful Baroque style facade of the cathedral, next to the Episcopal Palace. Visit the Royal Casino of Murcia dating back from 1847, it is one of the most historic buildings. Although this is still an active private club, the ground floor is open to the public. After a period of decline in the second half of the 20th century, the building was completely refurbished and many of the rooms were restored to their original splendor. You'll also pass through the Squares of Santo Domingo and Romeo and enjoy free time for lunch on your own before returning to Cartagena for an orientation tour of the city.


    In Cartagena, you’ll visit the Castle of Conception outside visit, built over the remains of the Moorish Alcazar. From this vantage point, enjoy superb views of the city and harbor. Due to the natural protection of the mountains surrounding it, it was chosen as one of the three main naval bases in Spain during the 18th century. The remarkable remains of the Roman Theatre were only discovered back in the late 1980’s, it is believed to have accommodated up to 6,000 spectators.


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    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Florence & Pisa

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 10 hrs

    Scenic drive to Florence, admire Duomo and visit Ponte Vecchio. Explore Pisa with a stop at the Leaning Tower for photos. ...
    Scenic drive to Florence, admire Duomo and visit Ponte Vecchio. Explore Pisa with a stop at the Leaning Tower for photos. more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: $329.00 USD
    • Child from: $229.00 USD
    DURATION 10 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best Of Madeira

    Funchal, Madeira

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Explore Funchal's cable car ride to Monte, try toboggan ride, visit Eira do Serrado for views, and taste Madeira wine at a famous wine lodge. ...
    Explore Funchal's cable car ride to Monte, try toboggan ride, visit Eira do Serrado for views, and taste Madeira wine at a famous wine lodge. more...

    Departing your ship, drive along Avenida do Mar to reach the terminal. There you’ll board your cable car for a ride over the city and harbor on the way to the Village of Monte, located in the outskirts of Funchal. At Monte you'll have the opportunity to take a trip back to the past when you join the toboggan ride to Livramento. The ride downhill in a wicker sledge is an exciting one, providing you with a taste of the Madeira of past decades, when this was the established form of transport from Monte to Funchal. After a short drive along a winding road you’ll reach Eira do Serrado, offering spectacular views of the interior of the island.


    Take a short walk up to the viewpoint on Pico do Serrado at an altitude of approximately 3,592 feet (1,095 meters), for an amazing view down onto the village of Curral das Freiras (Nuns Valley), a small village located in the heart of the island, nestled between almost perpendicular mountains. In 1566, the nuns from the Santa Clara convent fled from pirates attacking Funchal and found seclusion here where they also brought the convent’s treasure. Your last stop before returning to your ship will be at one of the famous wine lodges in Funchal, where you'll sample and may purchase the world famous Madeira wine.


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    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Seville

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 8 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville! 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. ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville! 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. more...

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville ! 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. Your tour begins with a scenic drive from Cadiz to the majestic city of Seville.


    You will have designated selfie stops at: Metrosol Parasol, Streets of the Old Quarter, Plaza de Espana.


    To make this experience even more fun you will be provided with a selfie stick to help catch the perfect picture. Your picture-perfect day includes some free time to explore on your own. Note: Tour involves approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) of walking on mostly flat and cobblestone terrain, and some steps.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local - Tenerife Secret Hideout

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore the less-populated, less-visited northern coast of Tenerife, a gorgeous landscape of remote villages and banana plantations. You will explore two villages, starting with the quaint agricultural community of Los Silos, which was named in the 15th century for the silos that held grain from the surrounding farms. ...
    Explore the less-populated, less-visited northern coast of Tenerife, a gorgeous landscape of remote villages and banana plantations. You will explore two villages, starting with the quaint agricultural community of Los Silos, which was named in the 15th century for the silos that held grain from the surrounding farms. more...

    Explore the west coast of Tenerife, a gorgeous landscape of remote villages and banana plantations. Have privilege views over the fertile Orotava valley from the Humbold viewpoint. Over time, sugarcane, grapes and bananas became the dominant crops, and they are still harvested using traditional techniques. Understand how the crops are cultivated visiting an old hacienda where you can learn firsthand how bananas are grown, a tour in an authentic banana plantation where you can see different varieties of bananas and learn the process before sampling the locally grown bananas and banana liqueur. On the way back to pier, visit an ancient garden hosting the largest orchid collection on the Island and stop at La Garañona Viewpoint, local´s favorite spot to take in the beauty of the sea and surrounding.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Gain an understanding of how crops are harvested using traditional methods.
    • Learn firsthand how bananas are grown and see different varieties in an authentic plantation.
    • Visit an ancient garden hosting the largest orchid collection on the Island .
    • Sample several varieties of bananas and banana liqueur, which attest to the fruit’s diversity.

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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green-Sustainable Pineapple & Cosmetics

    Ponta Delgada, Azores

    Duration 4 hrs

    See how pineapples are sustainably grown on São Miguel Island and how cosmetics are made in ways that don’t harm the environment. Because of climatic conditions in the Azores, pineapples can’t grow outdoors ...
    See how pineapples are sustainably grown on São Miguel Island and how cosmetics are made in ways that don’t harm the environment. Because of climatic conditions in the Azores, pineapples can’t grow outdoors more...

    See how pineapples are sustainably grown on São Miguel Island and how cosmetics are made in ways that don’t harm the environment. Because of climatic conditions in the Azores, pineapples can’t grow outdoors, so to meet the demand farmers grow them in greenhouses. While visiting an eco-friendly pineapple farm, you will learn about the innovative methods used to coax fruit from the tropical plants. Azorean pineapples are intensely flavorful and exotically aromatic. The islanders also sustainably and ethically produce cosmetics using natural ingredients rather than chemicals. The ingredients are locally sourced and may include natural extracts, aloe vera and oils derived from plants. While participating in a hands-on workshop in a cosmetics laboratory, you will learn how to produce items such as soaps, face masks and shower gels without negatively impacting the environment. At the end of the workshop, you will receive your creation as a memento.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Tour a pineapple farm that sustainably grows this distinct Azorean fruit in greenhouses.
    • Visit a cosmetics laboratory whose products are made without harming the environment.
    • Join a workshop to create a cosmetic product that you will be given as a memento.


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

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    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $169.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel

    St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Board a catamaran and glide along the eastern end of the island before setting sail to the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands - beautiful St. John. The brisk sail across Pillsbury Sound brings you to a special mooring destination where you can swim, snorkel or simply relax under the palms. ...
    Board a catamaran and glide along the eastern end of the island before setting sail to the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands - beautiful St. John. The brisk sail across Pillsbury Sound brings you to a special mooring destination where you can swim, snorkel or simply relax under the palms. more...

    Sail across Pillsbury Sound to the enchanting island of St. John on a catamaran and then snorkel in the turquoise waters just offshore. All that is required of you is to sit back and relax as the catamaran glides along the eastern end of St. Thomas and continues to St. John, the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In time, you will arrive at Honeymoon Beach within the Virgin Islands National Park. You will be free to snorkel, stroll along the sugar-white beach and relax as you see fit. You might stretch out on a beach towel, linger in the shade of a coconut palm and swim in the sea with nothing on your mind other than enjoying yourself. On the return cruise to St. Thomas, the champagne will be flowing and an array of cheeses, freshly baked breads and fresh tropical fruits will be served.


    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Sail on a sleek catamaran to neighboring St. John, half of which is a national park.
    • Snorkel the crystal-clear waters off Honeymoon Beach on the island’s western edge.
    • Bask in the sun, relax on the beach and delight in the natural beauty.
    • Celebrate the adventure with a tropical beverage from the open bar on the return cruise.


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    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best of Lanzarote

    Arrecife (Lanzarote), Canary Islands

    Duration 8 hrs

    Explore the stunning Timanfaya National Park, witness volcanic phenomena, taste Malvasia wine, visit Mirador del Rio, and Jameos del Agua. ...
    Explore the stunning Timanfaya National Park, witness volcanic phenomena, taste Malvasia wine, visit Mirador del Rio, and Jameos del Agua. more...

    You’ll journey to the southern part of the island passing the picturesque villages of Macher and Uga and cross a huge black lava stream to get to the Timanfaya National Park. At the Visitors Center, you’ll learn about the volcanic phenomenon in Lanzarote. There are various exhibition rooms, each equipped with different interpretative resources. Then, it’s off to Timanfaya National Park, a natural museum of unique beauty. Bizarre craters, streams of lava, and fields of ash are mixed here with a nearly unrealistic lunar landscape, all formed during the last eruption in the 18th century. Upon arrival to Islote de Hilario, a crater with the highest surface temperatures in the region, you’ll experience still-existing activity not far underground as you gather around for fun demonstrations.


    The geothermal energy is so strong that water gushes up and dry weed catches fire within seconds. At the restaurant El Diablo, food is cooked on a natural grill powered by the heat from the earth below. Board the coach to embark on a tour of the Fire Mountains called "Lunar Route" which goes deep inside the heart of the national park and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Through a recorded narration you’ll learn about the history of the volcanic eruptions and see how slowly life conquers the inhospitable landscape with very few endemic plants. Continue to the valley of La Geria where the famous Malvasia grape is cultivated. Here you’ll be able to taste the wine produced from the grapes that grow in deep holes surrounded by semicircular volcanic stone walls that protect the delicate vines from the strong winds.


    Next, stop will at Mancha Blanca Village to enjoy a buffet-style lunch at Los Dolores Restaurant. Then continue to the Mirador del Rio viewpoint, built into the precipice of the Famara Mountains and also designed by Cesar Manrique. From the steep cliffs you’ll appreciate fantastic views (weather permitting) of the small island of La Graciosa, Montaña Clara and Alegranza. Drive to the northern area of the island known for its volcanic tunnels, product of strong eruptions that have carved caves and passages. The largest lava tunnel called Jameos del Agua is probably the most overwhelming, transformed into a small paradise by local artist Cesar Manrique. You’ll return to the harbor driving through the eastern coast of the island and passing the villages of Guatiza and Mala.


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    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Flavours Of Madeira

    Funchal, Madeira

    Duration 3 hrs

    Savor Madeira's gastronomy with tastings in Serra D'Agua and a Funchal suburb. Try traditional poncho and local delicacies in a private home. ...
    Savor Madeira's gastronomy with tastings in Serra D'Agua and a Funchal suburb. Try traditional poncho and local delicacies in a private home. more...

    Savor a variety of traditional Madeira beverages and dishes in the mountain village Serra D’Agua and in a private home in the suburbs of Funchal. As an introduction to the island’s gastronomy, you will be served a glass of poncho in the village. This traditional drink of Madeira may have originated in India with the British then introducing it to the island. Although poncho is sometimes made with the juice of passion fruit or tangerines, it typically contains lemon juice, honey and alcohol distilled from cane sugar. Continuing on to a private home in the Funchal suburb of Santo António, you will delve into the local cuisine with a tasting of various delicacies. Chances are, the menu will include Carne Vinho e Alhos, a traditional dish of pork marinated in wine and garlic. Side dishes may include favorites such as artisanal bread, sweet potatoes, fried corn and local cheeses.


    • Gain a remarkably in-depth understanding of Madeira’s cuisine and drinks through tastings.
    • Sample poncho, a traditional citrus drink that made have originated in India.
    • Imbibe and dine in a mountain village and in a suburb of Funchal, two representative settings.

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    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Buzios Highlights

    Buzios, Brazil

    Duration 2 hrs

    Discover Buzios' scenic beaches & charming downtown on an air-conditioned driving tour. Explore Rua das Pedras & relax at seaside cafés. ...
    Discover Buzios' scenic beaches & charming downtown on an air-conditioned driving tour. Explore Rua das Pedras & relax at seaside cafés. more...

    See the marquee attractions of Buzios in air-conditioned comfort on this enlightening driving tour through the downtown and along the most scenic beaches.


    Depart from the pier and begin a leisurely drive through Buzios, an exuberant city beautifully situated on a beach-blessed peninsula. Once a small fishing village, Buzios gained instant international fame after Brigitte Bardot vacationed there in the 1960s. Her visit was so influential that the townspeople erected a statue of the French actress sitting on a suitcase gazing out to sea. Thanks to Bardot, Buzios soon became known as the St.-Tropez of Brazil, an appropriate nickname because of the wonderful beaches.


    You will pause at several of the most picturesque beaches for photos, and depending on the conditions you may see windsurfers cutting across the waves. There is truly a beach to suit everyone, as there are several sheltered beaches to the north and livelier ones elsewhere.


    Still, the most vibrant area of Buzios is its main thoroughfare, cobblestoned Rua das Pedras, which follows the shoreline. You will enjoy free time here for clothes shopping in the boutiques, browsing the art galleries, having your photo taken at the Bardot statue, or enjoying a snack in one of the seaside cafés. Of course, seafood is abundant, especially dishes featuring fresh-caught shrimp.


    Following your free time, you will rejoin your minibus and return to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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.