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.
БЕЗПЛАТНИ БРЕГОВИ ЕКСКУРЗИИ 04.04.2018 - 12.04.2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.