БЕЗПЛАТНИ БРЕГОВИ ЕКСКУРЗИИ 04.04.2018 - 12.04.2018

IBIZA

Ibiza is often called the "White Island" due to its abundance of whitewashed houses. Part of the Balearic Islands, it is covered with limestone hills and topped by lush pine forests. Winding lanes take visitors through cobbled streets to admire the stunning views across the bay or to a blissful calm amidst the action. Designer shops, fine restaurants, neighboring beaches and a thriving nightlife add to the excitement Ibiza has become world famous for.

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

IBIZA BEACH BREAK

For those who are ready to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach, this tour is exactly what you are looking for.

A 20-minute coach transfer from the pier brings you to the longest stretch of beach on the island, Playa D'en Bossa. This vibrant resort offers up inviting clear blue waters and golden sands, making it an ideal spot for sunning, swimming and beach activities. Playa D'en Bossa also offers a variety of other activities that range from the super trendy, to the more laid back.

The area of the beach that is closest to Ibiza Town is alive with action and has plenty of restaurants, bars and shops available to explore. For those that prefer a bit calmer and quieter experience, you will want to settle in at the far end of the beach near the watch tower. From either end of the beach, you will still have excellent views of Ibiza's Old Town.

After approximately 3 hours at your leisure, it's time to meet your coach for the return transfer to the pier.

Please note: The walking on this tour is solely 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 a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; swimwear; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Lounges and beach umbrellas can be rented at the beach. Any additional activities at the beach are optional and not included in the tour cost. Those guests who take part in any water or other recreational activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Guests who are not at the appointed pick-up location on time for the return transfer will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship, at their own expense.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: IBZ-001

ACTIVITY LEVEL Seated Tour


PANORAMIC IBIZA & SANTA EULALIA

Discover the many facets of Ibiza by visiting several distinct villages on the island, each with its own personality and irresistible allure.

Depart from the pier and settle for a scenic drive around Ibiza, a striking island of pine forests and World Heritage sites. Ibiza is so diverse that it's difficult to categorize, making this excursion all the more attractive because its presents so many different sides of Ibiza.

It begins by passing by the atmospheric Old Town, known as the Dalt Vila, a walled area of narrow streets, fashionable boutiques and architectural gems such as Almudaina Castle which can be seen in the distance. Divided into an upper and lower town that extends to the harbor, this well-preserved medieval district exudes so much history that in 1999 it was declared a World Heritage site.

Next, you will travel inland where you will stop for photos in Balafia, which is considered the island's only surviving Moorish settlement. Much of Balafia is beautifully whitewashed, and the views are absolutely spectacular because the village is centrally located atop a hill. To the east lies the village of San Carlos, where you will enjoy another photo stop. While it dates back 2,500 years, San Carlos is recognized less for its past and more for its laidback, tranquil atmosphere, which in the 1960s attracted a community of artists and hippies.

Returning to the coast, you will then enjoy some free time to explore Santa Eulalia, a resort town with extraordinary restaurants, exquisite shopping and inspiring art galleries. Afterwards, you will return to the pier.

Please note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with very limited optional walking at the stops and during free time. 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. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

APPROX. DURATION: 3 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: IBZ-010

ACTIVITY LEVEL Seated Tour Minimal Activity Required


SOUTH OF THE ISLAND

Gain an overview of the various facets of Ibiza on this tour that travels to the southern area of the island and highlights both the trendy and the simplistic, unspoiled beauty of this popular destination.

Leaving the pier, you will head for San Jose, passing Ses Salines, an interesting area consisting of salt pits along the way. The salt industry was one of the first on the island and depending on the season, Ses Salines is also a great place for bird watching, especially Flamingos. From here, you will next pass by Sa Caleta, an area that offers up wonderful panoramic views.

The town of San Jose is located high in the hills and is the largest municipality on the island. Far from the hustle and bustle of Ibiza's resort areas, the town embraces a more tranquil ambience and offers visitors a peaceful respite. Still, the town has wonderful eateries, shops and a memorable 14th century Parish church. There will be free time here to explore on your own or simply find a shady spot to sit and relax, appreciating the un-hurried charm of this village.

Your tour next travels to San Antonio, once a small fishing village, today it is a vibrant resort area with a wealth of hotels, restaurants and clubs. The city is dominated by the beautiful palm-lined promenade which skirts the harbor, constantly busy with yachts, speedboats and ferryboats. The harbor, called Portus Magnus by the Romans, is one of the most beautiful and famous natural harbors in Europe. Your time in San Antonio is at your leisure and you will no doubt want to stroll around the Paseo of San Antonio, with its cascading water fountains or perhaps relax and enjoy a glass of the local Sangria.

After approximately 1-hour in San Antonio, it's time to re-board your coach and travel back to the pier where your tour concludes.

Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some cobblestone and uneven surfaces to negotiate in the towns. 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 a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: IBZ-005

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking


WINE TASTING AT CAN MAYMO

Wine lovers won't want to miss this tour that visit a local winery on the Island and introduces you to several different varieties of local wines.

A 30-minute drive from the pier brings you to the green hills of San Mateo, the location of the Can Maymo winery. This wonderful winery which combine familiar ownership with modern technology, both grows its own grapes and produces its own wine and was a pioneer in the commercialization of Ibiza's wines. The first to grow grapes on the island were the Phoenicians and along with the traditional varietals such as Monastrell and Malvasia, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, Merlot and Syrah are grown here as well.

Upon arrival, you will have a guided tour of the winery, where modern production techniques and high ecological standards are teamed with traditional methods and aging processes to produce wonderful wines. In the bodega, you will hear an explanation of the production and blending process responsible for producing the quality wines Sa Cova is known for. At the conclusion of your guided tour, you will enjoy a tasting of several different wines, paired with a typical Ibizan snack such as local bread, sausage, local cheese and sobresada. Afterwards, you'll have some free time here and possibly visit the small animal farm located on the premises.

Following your approximately 2 1/2 hour visit, you will rejoin your coach and transfer directly back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing and there are some steps and uneven surfaces to negotiate at the winery. 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 a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: IBZ-006

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking


WALKING TOUR OF IBIZA'S OLD TOWN

Ibiza town is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe and is the largest and most beautiful town on the island. Have a close-up look at its most noteworthy sites on this walking tour that showcases both its history and charm.

A coach transfer from the pier brings you to the top of the city where you will have great views of Ibiza that include the port, Playa den Bossa and Ibiza's sister island, Formentera. From this marvelous vantage point, you are able to clearly see the contrast between the ancient and the modern life of the Island.

Reaching the Cathedral of Santa Maria, you will leave your coach behind and commence a guided walking tour. Built in the early 13th century, the Cathedral stands in the historic part of Ibiza and features a museum, chapels, a tall bell tower and a holy cross made from gold and silver that is over 600 years old.

From here, your tour continues through the Old Town, following winding paths and shiny cobblestone streets which have been polished by the many centuries of walkers that have traveled over them. Arriving at the bottom of the town, you will find the dramatic drawbridge entrance into D'alt Vila, which is known as Portal de Ses Taules and is a spectacular sight.

After your walking tour comes to an end, you will have approximately 1-hour of free time to further explore the town at your leisure. Browse the colorful shops or perhaps relax with a cool drink from one of the bars or cafés in this cosmopolitan area of Ibiza before it's time to re-join your coach for the transfer back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are cobblestone and uneven surfaces to negotiate in the Old Town as well as a significant number of steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: IBZ-002

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


NORTH OF THE ISLAND

The brilliant white walled houses, flat-roof terraces, twisting alleyways and an atmosphere similar to that of a Greek island, all serve to give Ibiza its unique personality. This delightful half-day tour that visits the northern side of the Island, gives you the chance to experience several of the Island's distinctive charms.

Starting off from the pier, you will head into the countryside, stopping along the way at a traditional pottery center. Here, you will be treated to a pottery demonstration while learning about the process of making this hand-made art. Following the demonstration, there will be an opportunity to purchase a few products on display.

Your tour continues by crossing the valley of San Mateo, en route to Santa Eulalia, which has a long-established reputation as the Island's gastronomic and cultural center. Your first stop here will be at Puig de Missa, a hill situated in the middle of town that was declared a site of scenic beauty by the Ministry of Culture in 1952. Next, you will visit the church of Santa Eulalia, which was built in the 16th century. Free time is included to explore Santa Eulalia on your own, discovering its art galleries, fashionable shops and exclusive yacht marina.

Re-joining your coach, you will make your way back to Ibiza where you will have free time to stroll about before being transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some cobblestone and uneven surfaces to negotiate. 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 a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: IBZ-003

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


ISLAND DISCOVERY

This tour truly maximizes your opportunity to discover the history, mystery and beauty of Ibiza by traveling to several key destinations on the Island.

Your day begins with a coach ride to Las Salinas where you will stop to view the salt flats. The salt industry was one of the first on the island and depending on the season, the salt flats are also a great place for bird watching, especially Flamingos. From here, your journey continues on toward the town of San Jose.

The town of San Jose is located high in the hills and is the largest municipality on the island. Far from the hustle and bustle of Ibiza's resort areas, the town embraces a more tranquil ambience and offers visitors a peaceful respite. Still, the town has wonderful eateries, shops and a memorable 14th century Parish church (interior visits may not be possible). There will be free time here to explore on your own or simply find a shady spot to sit and relax, appreciating the un-hurried charm of this village.

From San Jose, you will next travel to San Antonio, one of the most popular and well-known resorts in the Mediterranean, that offers an incredible diversity of entertainment. The city is dominated by the beautiful palm-lined promenade which skirts the harbor, constantly busy with yachts, speedboats and ferryboats. The harbor, called Portus Magnus by the Romans, is one of the most beautiful and famous natural harbors in Europe. Enjoy free time here to walk around before making your way to your next stop.

Leaving San Antonio behind, you will next head out to the countryside for a complete contrast in atmosphere, passing though the little port town of San Miguel. Arriving in Portinatx, you will be treated to lunch at a local restaurant and then have free time to wander around the shops or enjoy time on the beach.

Re-joining your coach, your journey resumes with a drive through countryside to San Carlos where a photo stop is scheduled. From here, it's on to Santa Eulalia, which has a long-established reputation as the Island's gastronomic and cultural center. Arriving in Santa Eulalia, you'll have free time to explore the town on your own, discovering its art galleries, fashionable shops and exclusive yacht marina.

Your full day spent discovering the many facets of Ibiza concludes with a drive back to Ibiza where you will have a bit of free time before transferring back to the pier and your awaiting Oceania ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing plus any walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some steps and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate at some of the stops. 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 a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

APPROX. DURATION: 8HOURS

TOUR CODE: IBZ-007

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking

MAHÓN(MINORCA)

Visitors delight in Mahón’s charming shops and eateries, and the traditional Georgian buildings of its hilly old quarter. Explore the island and savor its dramatic views, quaint villages and well-preserved taulas of the island’s megalithic civilization. Be sure not to miss the Plaza de España, with market stalls lining the arcades of the former Carmelite friary, where you can purchase local art work and souvenirs. Savor fresh seafood, some paella, delightful local wines, and Mahón’s signature cheese at quaint local tapas bars.

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

SAND, SEA & LEISURE IN MINORCA

A scenic drive through the countryside will take you to Son Bou Beach, one of the most beautiful and largest beaches in Minorca. Fine white sand stretches along the length of this unsullied resort area and gently slopes down to the crystal-clear aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you may browse through the resort's shops or simply relax on the beach, lounging in the sun, or strolling along the picturesque shoreline. For the more adventurous, there are a variety of fun beach activities, and plenty of water sports equipment is available for rent. You might also enjoy stopping in the seaside bars and restaurants nearby.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: MAH-004

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking


THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF MAHON

Explore the island’s most ancient archaeological sites, which may have served as spiritual or astronomical centers, although their exact origins remain a mystery.

After departing from the pier, you will drive inland toward the center of Menorca. The island’s landscape is relatively flat, but it’s wildly scenic and offers endless panoramas of fertile green fields dotted with wild olive trees and evergreen oaks. Approaching Menorca’s highest point of Toro Mountain, which rises only 1,175 feet above sea level, you will stop at a sanctuary that has been considered the island’s spiritual center since the 13th century.

While touring the sacred site, you will see a lovely centuries-old church, a defensive tower and the Jesus of the Sacred Heart statue, which is dedicated to islanders that died in the Spanish Moroccan wars in the early 20th century. The views from atop the mountain are the very best on Menorca.

Continuing south to Torre de’n Gaumes, you will delve even deeper into the island’s history. The excavated ruins here date to the third century B.C. and include numerous houses, an underground chamber and several stone monuments whose exact purpose is still a mystery.

Then at nearby Torralba de’n Salord, you will observe even older stone monuments built between 1,000 and 300 B.C. Although there is no consensus, archaeologists believe that these rare t-shaped taulas had religious or astronomical meaning. Following an enlightening walk through the stone ruins, you will drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking that includes uneven and cobblestone surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be considered suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: MAH-003


ISLAND DISCOVERY

Enjoy an all-encompassing tour of Menorca that loops along the coast, through charming fishing villages and inland to towns tucked in the heart of the island.

After departing from the pier, you will drive toward the eastern coast of Menorca to the remote Favaritx Lighthouse, which perches atop a barren rocky landscape. The views of the sea are absolutely magnificent, as is the scenery on the way to the resort town of Arenal d’en Castell, which is noted for its beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach.

Continuing on, you will arrive in Fornells, a traditional fishing village on the north shore. The town of meticulously preserved whitewashed buildings revolves around the sea and has become a favorite destination for sailors, windsurfers, and divers. Historical attractions in Fornells include a church dedicated to Saint Antoni and the ruins of several fortresses.

For contrast, you will then drive due south to Cala Galdana on the other side of Menorca. The beaches here are protected by a dramatic limestone cove, so the waters are typically calm. Following a leisurely tour of town, you will stop for a succulent seafood lunch at Binisues Restaurant, which occupies a former English-style manor house.

After lunch, you will continue inland to the town of Ferrerias where you will have time to shop for locally made goods and then visit a sanctuary atop Toro Mountain, the island’s highest point and spiritual center. The sanctuary of the Mother of God of Toro stands proudly on the summit of this mountain and a community of Franciscan nuns runs the sanctuary. At the very top, there is a statue of Jesus of the Sacred Heart, whose pedestal is dedicated to the Menorcans who died during the Moroccan war. At present, the sanctuary and surrounding buildings serve as a meeting place, and are used for retreats.

Following your visit, you will re-board your coach and return to the pier, having made a circuitous and immensely picturesque loop around the island.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of moderate walking/standing that includes some uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be considered suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

APPROX. DURATION: 7HOURS

TOUR CODE: MAH-005


CIUDADELLA CITY HIGHLIGHTS

The ancient capital of Minorca, Ciutadella perches at the western end of the island, a small but bustling port acclaimed for its medieval charm. A broad avenue known as the Contramurada encompasses this picturesque city and follows the route where the ancient city walls once towered. As you walk along the streets and through the squares of delightful Cuitadella, you will be struck by the abundance of splendid churches and Gothic and Baroque palaces. They rise as silent witnesses to the city's historic past. Nevertheless, Cuitadella has a flair for blending the past and present. For instance, the current town hall was once the palace of the Arab governor and later served as a royal palace, until the British moved Minorca's capital east to Mahon in 1722. Following your guided walking tour, you will have more than an hour to further explore Ciutadella, admiring its distinct Moorish and Spanish-influenced architecture.

Please note: This tour includes approximately one mile of walking over mainly flat surfaces with a few steps to negotiate.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: MAH-001


HIGHLIGHTS OF MINORCA

One of the loveliest, unspoiled islands in the Mediterranean, Minorca teems with spectacular sights, such as the whitewashed town of Fornells, your first stop. This peaceful fishing village, whose bay is one of the largest natural harbors on the island, sits within a protected nature area. For centuries, the idyllic setting has inspired artists. Fresh seafood is another signature of Fornells, particularly its lobster stew. Continuing along the southern coast, you will make your way up the steep road to Monte Toro, the island's highest peak. The views from the top are truly breathtaking and in clear weather, you may see the eastern shore of Mallorca. You will also have time to visit the beautiful monastery, which is home to Franciscan nuns. Then in Binibeca, a picturesque fishing village built in the old Arab style, you will enjoy a stroll along the city's narrow cobbled streets and passageways, before returning to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves approximately 3/4 of a mile of walking over uneven surfaces with several steps to negotiate and may not be suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair or those with mobility concerns.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: MAH-002

CAGLIARI (SARDINIA)

Savor this delightful old city spread over seven hills and its many attractions reflecting the influence of its numerous rulers. Climb to the citadel; visit the fabulous Archaeological Museum, Roman ruins and Pisan towers, early Byzantine churches, the Cathedral or the Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the nearby beach or discover the remains of Sardinia's ancient, enigmatic Nuraghe culture, their villages and huge burial caves.
 

HISTORICAL CAGLIARI

This outstanding walking and driving tour presents a historical insight into Cagliari and a look at its considerable natural beauty from several vantage points.

Your tour begins at the pier with a panoramic driving tour through Sardinia's historic capital of Cagliari. Although founded in the 7th century B.C. by the Phoenicians, Cagliari has been dominated by many cultures over the millennia and boasts well-preserved ruins attesting to the influence of the Romans, Pisans, Spanish and others. Upon arriving at the ancient hilltop citadel, known as the Castello, you will disembark your coach and begin the guided walking portion of this tour, as motor vehicles are prohibited in this historic district.

Entering near the white limestone, 13th century Tower of St. Pancras, you will walk to the National Archaeological Museum, which houses a vast collection of valuable artifacts. You may see Phoenician tombs, Punic jewelry, Nuragic bronzes and Roman statues, all of which provide an excellent insight into the history and development of Sardinia. Later, you will continue your walking tour through the citadel's narrow streets and alleyways, which are lined with historically significant buildings. You'll see a Cathedral that the Pisans built in the 13th century, the Archbishop's Palace, and the Governor's Palace, which was once the seat of government.

Rejoining your coach, you will drive to Monte Urpinu on the outskirts of Cagliari and enjoy sweeping views of the city and Poetto Beach before returning to the pier where your tour concludes.

Please note: This tour includes over 2-hours of moderate to strenuous walking and standing. There are some uneven surfaces and steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: CAG-001

ACTIVITY LEVEL Seated Tour


ANCIENT NORA

Visit Nora, the first town ever founded on Sardinia, and tour its beautifully preserved ruins, which showcase the remains of at least three different cultures.

It's an hour's drive southwest from the pier to the seaside village of Nora, which is thought to have been the first Nuraghic village founded in Sardinia. By the 8th century B.C., Nora had become a Phoenician colony and was subsequently conquered by the Carthaginians and Romans. The town thrived as an important trading port under Roman rule, but once the Roman Empire faltered, Nora was invaded by opportunistic vandals and pirates. The inhabitants eventually abandoned the village and moved to the safer interior of Sardinia. Over the centuries Nora was forgotten, and it wasn't until 1952 that excavations began. Walking through the ruins, you'll be amazed by what was unearthed.

At the site, you will find thermal bathes, a Carthaginian temple dedicated to the goddess Tanit, and Roman villas adorned with colorful mosaics. The most recent excavation is a fantastic Roman forum. Your guide will explain what life was like in ancient Nora and even hypothesize about the part of the village that is buried just offshore after sinking into the sea.

Leaving Nora behind, you'll return to Cagliari, and enjoy a brief stop for photos at the 11th century Church of Saint Ephisius, which is named for the town's patron saint. Afterwards, you'll transfer back to the pier where your tour concludes.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 75-minutes of moderate walking and standing. There are some uneven surfaces, steps and inclines to negotiate at the archaeological site. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: CAG-005

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking


CAGLIARI & ST JOSEPH’S CONVENT

Drive along Cagliari's southeast coast to the rocky formation known the Devil's Saddle. The small harbor here shelters pleasure craft, and the beach stretches between the sea and the great salt works. The salt ponds take on an extraordinary scarlet color when water evaporation is at its peak, and in winter they attract a large number of migratory birds, especially the pink flamingo.

Your coach will continue to Poetto Beach, a stretch of very fine sand. Snap a few photos and then continue to Mount Urpino for a view of the entire area from Cagliari to Molentargius Pond. You will also stop at the striking Saint Joseph's Convent to sample traditional Sardinian snacks and wines.

The convent dates back to the 14th century and is of enormous historic and architectural interest. Its walls exemplify the use of ladiri, a Sardinian mud brick. Two noble Sardinian families, the Vittorini of Marsiglia and the Scolopi, have been patrons of the convent for centuries.

It is believed the Vittorini family built the two oldest rooms between 1100 and 1300 AD. Historians believe the Horses Room may once have been the Church of the Vineyard Madonna; others think it was the Byzantine Church of Saint Nicholas. The Scolopi family has owned the convent since 1870 and they go to great lengths to ensure authenticity in the ongoing use of many ancient items and traditions. After departing from the monastery, you'll enjoy a brief drive through the city center, stopping at the viewpoint just outside the Old Town.

Please note: While largely panoramic, this tour does include approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking and standing. There are some uneven surfaces and steps to negotiate. 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. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some or all of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: CAG-006

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required


HIGHLIGHTS OF CAGLIARI

For an all-encompassing overview of Cagliari, this tour serves perfectly as it stops at all the landmarks, from the surrounding beach to the medieval district downtown.

Commencing from the pier, it's a short drive to Poetto, the city's primary beach. The name Poetto is thought to derive from the Catalan word for "source," a reference to the area's many sources or reservoirs of water. One of those sources, a salt marsh nearby, attracts thousands of pink flamingoes, which you can observe in their natural habitat, along with purple gallinules, herons, snipes, coots and more than 175 other bird species. Continuing on, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the beach and surrounding area from atop Monte Urpinu, one of the more scenic lookout points on the way to the Sanctuary of Bonaria.

While the origins of the sanctuary date to 1324, there have been numerous reconstructions and additions, including an adjacent basilica built in the 18th century. Inside, there's a statue of the Virgin Mary that was found in a nearby pond in the 1300s. More Sardinian history awaits you in the ancient hilltop citadel known as the Castello, where you will begin the walking portion of your tour, as motor vehicles are prohibited. Entering the district near the white limestone, 13th century Tower of St. Pancras, you will spend more than an hour exploring the citadel's narrow streets and alleyways with your guide. Some of the sights you'll see are a Cathedral that the Pisans built in the 13th century, the Archbishop's Palace, and the Governor's Palace, which was once the seat of government.

At the conclusion of your walking tour, you'll meet your coach for the drive back to the pier.

Please note: While largely panoramic, this tour does include approximately 75-minutes of moderate walking and standing. There are some uneven surfaces and steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some or all of the walking portion of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: CAG-002

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required


EPIC SARDINIA

Sardinia's compelling past comes alive on this tour of the island's most significant archaeological site, complemented by a look at some of Cagliari's historic landmarks.

Departing from the pier by coach, it's a picturesque drive of just over one-hour that takes you through the lovely countryside and across the fertile Campidano plain. As you pass through the village of Villamar, be sure to look for the colorful murals painted on many of the walls, an artistic tradition prevalent throughout Sardinia's rugged interior. Your destination is Barumini, a village that has gained fame for its nuraghic complex of Su Nuraxi, the most important archaeological site on the island. Nuraghes are tower-shaped, prehistoric stone structures dating back to 15th century B.C.

The complex, which is dominated by a central tower, is surrounded by defensive walls that enclose an extensive settlement. There are dwellings, places of worship and meeting places, where the Bronze Age inhabitants gathered 3,500 years ago. First excavated in 1950, Su Nuraxi has become a World Heritage Site for its imaginative use of materials and building techniques. Single families or clans are thought to have built the defensive structures, which were reinforced about 500 years later, when the Carthaginians began to invade Sardinia.

After exploring this revealing ancient site, you will drive back to Cagliari and tour its city center, which also features defensive walls around the Castello district. Before returning to the pier, a photo stop will be made at the Monte Urpinu where you will be treated to some magnificent views of the town and bay below.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate to strenuous walking and standing. There are some uneven surfaces, steps and inclines to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: CAG-004

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking

AJACCIO (CORSICA)

Ajaccio is located on the west coast of Corsica, and is the island’s largest town. Ajaccio is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Napoleonic legacy dominates the city in its statues and street names. Surrounded by green-hued mountains, with shady palm fringed squares and pleasure boats bobbing in the bay, Ajaccio offers guests a pleasing number of sites to explore. View the Musee Fesch, with its fine collection of Renaissance paintings, and Napoleon’s birthplace, the Casa Bonaparte, now a museum. Relax at a local café, sip the local wines, taste the artisan cheeses and enjoy a bowl of Azimuno, a tasty fish soup.

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.
 

SCENIC VIZZAVONA & CORSICAN SNACKS

Explore the pristine mountainous terrain that covers much of Corsica’s interior, taking in the natural beauty and stopping to snack on local delicacies.

After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a drive into the island’s picturesque interior. The landscape is mesmerizing, as it is beautifully rugged, covered with forests and quite mountainous. Dense shrubbery known as “maquis” also blankets much of the countryside. The evergreen is extraordinarily fragrant because it is composed of a variety of plants that includes lavender, myrtle and wild mint.

In time, you will pass through the village of Bocognano, which sits on a plateau surrounded by chestnut trees, and then continue into the Vizzavona forest, which is comprised mostly of beeches and pines. This wooded area is sparsely populated, but attracts plenty of outdoor enthusiasts who come for the natural beauty and inspirational hikes.

The forest was once famous as the longstanding hideout for two brothers who were bandits and folk heroes in the late 1880s. One brother finally surrendered at age 75 at the train station that is still here; the other brother remained at large for another 10 years.

You will experience a bit of local life while stopping for a snack of smoked ham, sausages and goat cheeses, accompanied by a glass of red wine. The selection of locally made foods reflects what is traditionally served to workmen for their mid-day meal. After snacking, you will enjoy some free time before returning to the pier in Ajaccio.

Please note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with walking at the guests' discretion during the stop. 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. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. The tour is not considered suitable for those who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The coaches do not have restrooms.

APPROX. DURATION: 3 1/4HOURS

TOUR CODE: AJA-007

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking


CORSICAN WINE DISCOVERY

Savor several of Corsica’s most traditional and iconic wines at a tasting, while listening to an expert explain the characteristics of the locally grown wines.

After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at one of the most celebrated wine shops on the island. The store carries hundreds of bottles of wine, many of them the finest, most distinctive Corsican wines.

During the tasting that follows, you will learn about the growing conditions that affect Corsican wine. In particular, the weather is Mediterranean, and there are more days of sunshine and less rain than on mainland France. Many of the key wine districts are on the island’s west side so, chances are, the wines you sample will have been produced locally.

Winemaking has flourished on Corsica for nearly 2,500 years. The red wines are principally made with sciaccarellu and niellucciu grapes. The vermentinu grape is used in most whites, and muscat grapes grown farther north are traditionally used for sweeter wines.

You will have the opportunity to taste three different Corsican wines, each with its own characteristics. All the while, the wine expert will extoll the virtues of the different vintages and answer questions you may have about the history of Corsican wine and how it compares to other French wines.

Following your tasting session, you will have time to shop for a favorite vintage before returning to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of easy walking/standing. 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. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate in this tour.

APPROX. DURATION: 1 3/4HOURS

TOUR CODE: AJA-009

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking


THE PERFUMED ISLE AND PRUNELLI RIVER GORGES

Sit back and relax on this driving tour of Corsica’s spectacular interior, a land little changed over the centuries, especially around the steep Prunelli Gorges and nearby villages.

After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a drive into Corsica’s picturesque interior, passing through the village of Cauro. The landscape in this region is mesmerizing, as it is beautifully rugged, covered with forests and quite mountainous. Dense shrubbery known as “maquis” blankets much of the countryside. The evergreen is extraordinarily fragrant because it is composed of a variety of plants that includes lavender, myrtle and wild mint.

Along the way, you will also see a small vineyard and a few cultivated fields before reaching the Pineta Forest. Here the vegetation changes considerably, as it is dominated by laricio pines, chestnut and beech trees. The terrain steepens dramatically at the Prunelli Gorges, an elevated area with stunning panoramic views of the jagged granite walls.

The road twists and turns on the descent into the gorges, eventually straightening near the bottom, where you will catch a glimpse of serene Tolla Lake. The lake is manmade and supplies Ajaccio with hydroelectric power. A brief photo stop offers yet another perspective of the gorges and the surrounding terrain.

Just past the ridge-top village of Tolla, sharp pinnacles emerge from the forest and the fertile valley below widens and comes into view. On the return to Ajaccio, you will pass several other villages, including Ocana, known for its austere granite homes.

Please note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with walking at the guests' discretion durin the stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make teir own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. The tour tour is not considered suitable for those who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

APPROX. DURATION: 3 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: AJA-002

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking







PORTOFINO

Picturesquely situated in a narrow cove, this tiny port owes its popularity to its beautiful setting, agreeable climate and lush and luxuriant vegetation. The town crowded around its small harbor is considered to be among the most beautiful Mediterranean ports. It has long been known as an exclusive gathering place for the wealthy, artists and actors with an ever-growing number of waterfront restaurants, cafes, and tourist hot-spots. Historic sites not to miss include to the Chiesa di San Giorgio, built on the site of a sanctuary Roman soldiers dedicated to the Persian god Mithra; and Castello Brown, with its lush garden and panoramic views of the town and harbor below.

 

PORTOFINO AND SANTA MARGHERITA

The first half of this enchanting tour is on foot, starting from Portofino's main square. You will ascend through the narrow streets, passing by beautiful villas, most of them accented with lush, tropical gardens and Mediterranean olive trees. This is a popular, extremely scenic walk, and there are several attractions along the way, the first being the church of St. George, built on the site of an ancient sanctuary. A bit further up the hill are Brown Castle and the Faro, Portofino's lighthouse. The tour's second half is devoted to palm-dotted Santa Margherita, which you will reach by local motorboat. After visiting the Baroque church of Signora della Rosa, you will be free to explore Santa Margherita at your leisure. Life revolves around the waterfront and its two seaside squares, so be sure to spend time there.

Please note: : This tour includes strenuous walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests and not recommended for guests with mobility concerns. Guides will issue motorboat tickets for those guests who would like to return independently back to Portofino from Santa Margherita. Conservative attire is recommended when visiting churches. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: POF-003


CRUISING THE ITALIAN RIVIERA

Touring by boat offers a completely different perspective on the Italian Riviera, which you will see as you cruise along the spectacular coastline. Have your camera ready because there simply isn't a bad angle to take a photo of the beautiful cliffs and bay.

Your first stop is San Fruttuoso, a tiny, forest-lined inlet only accessible by boat or by foot. As you view this scenic location from the perspective of your boat, your guide will share with you the history of the medieval abbey there.

Next you will cruise to Camogli, a small fishing village of brightly painted houses in the Golfo Paradise. Going ashore here, you'll enjoy a one-hour guided visit of the village. The seaside promenade is particularly charming, and is also the historic center of the town. After visiting Camogli's 12th-century, Baroque-style church, enjoy some free time further explore on your own or do some shopping.

Following your visit, you'll re-board your boat and cruise back to Portofino. During your 45-minute cruise back to Portofino, relax and enjoy some locally made wine and traditional Genoese bread baked with olive oil and salt.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 60-minutes of guided walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in the guided walking portion of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Suitable attire is required to enter churches/monasteries with knees and shoulders needing to be covered.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: POF-002

ACTIVITY LEVEL Minimal Activity Required


THE SPLENDOR OF GENOA

The trip to Genoa, first by boat, and then by motorcoach, is as scenic and engaging as the city itself. The sea along this eastern portion of the Italian Riviera is particularly beautiful, as it gently laps the shore. Your walking tour begins in the heart of the old city on the pedestrian-only Strada Nuova, a street flanked by some of Genoa's most magnificent palaces. On Via Garibaldi, a thoroughfare so ornate and elegant, it will seem like you are walking through an open-air museum. As a special treat, you will tour three of Genoa's most precious architectural gems, which contain priceless artistic masterpieces. In Palazzo Bianco, you will see paintings by Van Dyck, Caravaggio and Rubens. Palazzo Doria Tursi is esteemed for its magnificently furnished public rooms. More splendid interiors and paintings by Veronese and Guercino await you at the Palazzo Rosso. In your free time, you might enjoy lunch or a shopping spree.

APPROX. DURATION: 6 1/4HOURS

TOUR CODE: POF-004


VILLA DURAZZO & SANTA MARGHERITA

Cruise to nearby Santa Margherita Ligure, a Tuscan treasure on the Italian Riviera, where you will explore a 17th-century villa with spectacular gardens and a lovely Baroque church.

After departing from the pier in a private boat, you will cruise up the gorgeous coastline toward nearby Santa Margherita Ligure, a wonderful resort town with few pretensions. More often referred to locally as “Santa” rather than by its entire name, this Italian Riviera gem blankets the hills of a picturesque cove in the Tigullio Bay.

Approaching by sea will afford you a grand perspective of the setting. Mediterranean vegetation provides the backdrop enhanced by palms, pine trees and gardens leading down to the shore. Your tour begins with a short walk through town to Villa Durazzo, which Marquis Durazzo built in the 17th century.

While the interior is richly adorned with statues, paintings, tapestries, marble work and Venetian chandeliers, the gardens are even more spectacular. The Durazzo family planted the citrus garden closest to the sea, the palm-dotted Italian garden followed in the 19th century, and a wild English wood was added in the 20th century. Winding paths adorned with fountains and statues connect the green spaces.

Following your visit, a delightful descent toward the marina will bring you to the baroque-style St. James Church and the smaller Oratory of Saint Erasmus. Named for St. Elmo, the protector of sailors, the oratory is decorated with maritime items and paintings.

The remainder of your time in Santa Margherita is yours to enjoy as you please before cruising back to the pier in Portofino.

Please note: This tour includes just under 2 hours of easy to moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There will be cobblestone surfaces, steps and inclines to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

APPROX. DURATION: 3 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: POF-006

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking

TOULON

Explore bustling Toulon, with its fleets of naval ships, yachts and colorful fishing boats. Take the cable car to the top of Mount Faron and enjoy the amazing birds eye view of Toulon and the turquoise harbor. Learn about the town’s maritime history at the Museé de la Marine and about the Allied landing in Toulon at the Museé Memorial du Debarquement. Discover the maze of open-air markets and fountains in Old Town with its ancient cathedral, fragrant scents of herbs and olive oil, its restaurants, cafés and intimate boutiques. Take home designer fashions, fine jewelry, French perfumes and other Provencal mementos. Herbs de Provence, lavender, fine olive oil, and ceramics are popular.

CASSIS

Cassis is a wonderful place to simply relax and drink in the pleasant ambience that is enhanced by the aromas of Provence herbs and amazing scenery, which includes a harbor area lined with pastel-colored houses, limestone cliffs, vineyards, and fig and olive trees. After your guided visit, enjoy free time at your leisure to stroll around this delightful town that remains enchantingly welcoming and unspoiled.

When your visit in Cassis comes to an end, you will re-join your coach for the leisurely drive back to the pier in Toulon.

 

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some uneven and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 5HOURS

TOUR CODE: TLN-006

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


LE CASTELLET & SANARY SUR MER

Become acquainted with two distinctly different, yet equally appealing French towns on this half-day excursion.

Traveling by coach, you will first make your way to Castellet, a typical Provencal hilltop village. This charming town is filled with well-preserved historical buildings, such as a church built in the 12th century and a castle dating back in part to the 11th century. Entering by one of the two fortified gates, Le Portail or Le Portalet, you will commence your visit with a guided walking tour through the narrow streets that lead uphill towards the Castle, now home to the Town Hall. As you stroll through the small sloping streets, you will pass by the marvelous St. Sauveur church with its beautiful windows, while making your way towards the Trou de Madame. From this wonderful viewpoint, you can experience breathtaking views inland towards Ste. Baume.

Before leaving, enjoy free time at your leisure to explore the arts and crafts workshops that feature paintings, pottery and hollow-ware, amongst other local offerings.

Continuing on, you will next travel to Sanary-sur-Mer, a lovely 16th century port town in the heart of Provence. This city of light and of contrasts will welcome you with its colorful façades, shaded walkways, vineyards and hundred-year-old olive trees. The Roman tower here dates from the 13th and 14th centuries and was used for the defense of the region, while the church bell of Notre Dame de Pitie, 16th century, was rung by the resident hermit to warn of enemy ships on the horizon. It was here in the waters off Sanary-sur-Mer that Jacques Cousteau developed the diving equipment that is still crucial to deep-sea diving today.

Following a visit that includes free time, you will head back to Toulon and your awaiting ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some steep inclines to negotiate in Castellet. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: TLN-007

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking

GLITTERING ST. TROPEZ & PORT GRIMAUD

Explore the scintillating enclave of St. Tropez and the equally enchanting Port Grimaud on this full day tour that highlights the best of the French Riviera.

On the southern shore of one of the most beautiful bays of the Riviera, the small port of St. Tropez has become one of the best-known resorts in Europe, if not the world. Boarding your coach at the pier, you will set-off on a scenic drive through the picturesque wooded coastline of the Riviera. Upon arrival, you will embark on a guided walking tour through this bright, busy and fashionable waterfront destination, passing through the Old Harbor where you can admire a great variety of yachts, ranging from the most humble to the most luxurious. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the lively streets while marveling at the historic pink and yellow houses that have been converted into cafes, luxury boutiques, and antique shops.

Afterwards, enjoy time at your leisure for lunch on your own and a chance to stroll through the heart of this picturesque village exploring its colorful streets and white sandy beaches. Art lovers may also want to pay a visit to the Museum Annonciade where you can find works by Seurat, Matisse, Signac and Flaminck on display.

Following your leisure time, you will re-join your coach and proceed to Port Grimaud, which appears to be a historic Mediterranean fishing village, but is actually a modern complex of luxury houses, beautiful marinas, and seven miles of meandering quays. Grimaud is a village with a long history that is filled with character and perched on a hillside, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding areas. You are free to enjoy Grimaud at your leisure by perhaps relaxing at a local café and doing a little people-watching while having an iced refreshment, or maybe choosing to take a short uphill walk towards the church to admire stunning views of the gulf of St. Tropez from its rooftop. You may also elect to browse the winding alleyways alive with many local craftsmen, or book a mini cruise along its many canals.

Following this unforgettable visit, you will re-join your coach and travel back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 3-hours of moderate walking, mostly at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some cobblestone streets in Port Grimaud. 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 a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Kindly note that the mini cruise mentioned is not included in this tour, but if you wish to take this option when visiting Port Grimaud, this can be booked and paid for locally. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 7 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: TLN-001

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


BEAUTIFUL BORMES

Discover the charming village of Bormes les Mimosas on this delightful half-day tour.

Traveling from the pier, you will drive through the Massif des Maures which offers a breathtaking landscape to reach Bormes. Clinging to the side of a steep mountain slope, this medieval amphitheatre-shaped village spreads out in tiers over an exceptional landscape that overlooks the sparkling Mediterranean.

Upon arrival, you will commence a 1-hour guided walking tour of this attractive town that abounds in mimosa, oleander, chamomile and eucalyptus. Follow your guide on a route that takes you along typical provencal streets, so steep sometimes that one is even known by the expressive name of neck-breaker ("rompi-cuou"). Following the signs Parcours Fleuri near the church, you will find yourself on a flower-lined walk that takes you around the castle, which has been partially restored as a residence. Beyond the castle, the terrace provides an outstanding view over Bormes, Cap Bénat, and the Golden Islands.

Inspired by the light and exceptional beauty of the area, numerous artists are established in the old village - painters, potters, sculptors and silk painters. After your guided tour, you will have free time to visit the many workshops before rejoining your coach for the return transfer to Toulon.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate to strenuous walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some steep inclines and stairs to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: TLN-002

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


AIX EN PROVENCE

Travel to the charming and historic town of Aix en Provence on this captivating half-day tour.

Boarding your coach at the pier, you will embark on a picturesque 75-minute drive through the scenic Provence countryside as you travel towards Aix en Provence, an elegant and well-preserved town that is filled with history and character.

Upon arrival, you will enjoy a guided walking tour that has you strolling through narrow lanes paved with cobblestone in the Vieux Aix as you make your way to the celebrated Cours Mirabeau. Filled with an intertwining arbor of green plane trees, the avenue is the town's liveliest area, and the point where the medieval streets to the north merge with the sophisticated 18th century mansions to the south.

Another of the town's highlights you will see is the Cathedral Saint Sauveur, with its remarkable carved pillars and slender colonnades. The Cathedral was built over the course of several centuries, dating back as early as the 5th century and on through the 15th century. It is perhaps best-known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and the remarkable art masterpieces housed inside. The Cathedral initially served as a pre-Roman pagan temple before becoming a Roman temple, and then finally, the Christian church that stands today.

Before it's time to re-board your coach for the return trip to the pier, you will have free time at your leisure to stroll around this delightful town and do shopping at one of the boutiques, or perhaps enjoy refreshments at one of the lovely local cafés.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. When visiting inside Cathedrals, knees and shoulders must be covered. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

APPROX. DURATION: 5HOURS

TOUR CODE: TLN-004

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


DISCOVER MARSEILLE

The oldest city in France and the second largest in terms of population, Marseille has a rich and colorful history and this half-day tour will provide you with glimpse of some of its most notable sights.

Leaving the ship, enjoy a drive of nearly 90-minutes as you are treated to views of the picturesque coastline and the offshore island that is dominated by the Marseille Veyre Massif as you make your way to the city. Upon arrival, you will commence a guided walking tour that culminates at the Notre Dame del la Garde Cathedral. For those who choose to climb the 200 steps to the viewpoint, you will be treated to superb panoramic views and great photo opportunities. There is also a lower viewpoint accessible by climbing 15 steps.

At the conclusion of your guided tour, you will have approximately 30-minutes of free time in the old port area before it's time to transfer back to Toulon where your tour concludes.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are approximately 250 steps to negotiate at the Cathedral, although guests may elect to stay with the coach. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate casual clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

APPROX. DURATION: 5HOURS

TOUR CODE: TLN-003

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking



Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

Информацията за безпатните брегови екскурзии е индикативна и подлежи на промяна по всяко време, преди реалното добавяне на конкретни турове в потвърдена чрез плащане резервация за круиз. Обичайно круизната компания приема резервации на брегови екскурзии, свързани с вече потвърдени резервации за круиз, от 6 месеца преди датата на отплаване до изчерпване на свободните места. Препоръчва се възможно по-ранна резервация на безплатни брегови екскурзии с оглед на това клиентите да имат по-голям избор от възможни варианти на турове в отделните пристанища.