Enjoy the exquisite hilly Provençal countryside beyond this resort, where charming villages with narrow stepped streets, lovely churches and stunning scenic views beckon. Visit a local winery or take a drive along the rugged coast and revel in the wonderful views of the landscape, the beaches, the islands and the magnificent Massif des Maures. Browse in the resorts elegant boutiques for French perfume, fine jewelry, high fashion clothing and leather goods. Try some delicious local lobster with a chilled white wine or savor some refreshingly unusual lavender ice cream.
БЕЗПЛАТНИ БРЕГОВИ ЕКСКУРЗИИ, 18.08.2018 - 25.08.2018
A loop around the peninsula takes you to several of the most beautiful villages in southern France. First, you will see charming Ramatuelle, a hilltop village with wonderfully narrow streets and clusters of ancient, fortified houses. Be sure to note the 17th-century Romanesque church, with the Monument to the Resistance at the center of town. Then, continue to Gassin, another elevated village with spectacular views of Saint-Tropez Bay and the majestic Maures Mountains. Unlike most seaside resorts, Gassin stands proudly apart at an altitude of 660 feet. The third gem on this tour is Grimaud, the Provençal village that was once owned by the Grimaldi family, from whom it was named. The impressive ruins of an old medieval castle dominate Grimaud's narrow streets which are lined with lovely craft shops, full of handmade works of art.
Please note: This tour consists of extensive walking. The sites on this tour are not wheelchair accessible. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable walking shoes.
Meet your guide on the pier for an enjoyable walking tour of Saint-Tropez. With the foothills of the Maures Massif rising behind it, Saint-Tropez Bay is one of the most picturesque sites of the South of France, and is notoriously well-known as the international jet-set rendezvous.
The old fishing village is today a lively seaside resort, which has kept its Provençal culture and traditions. You will enjoy a walking tour of the old town with its picturesque atmosphere and its lively squares such as the famous "Place des Lices" where the locals meet to play "boules".
During your visit, you will also discover the small Annonciade Museum situated on the harbor, with its fine collection of arts, sculptures and paintings covering the period from 1890 - 1940 and confirming the important role St-Tropez played in the Post-Impressionist movement (paintings from Paul Signac and Matisse amongst others). Approximately 1-hour will be spent visiting the museum. The 2008 temporary exhibition on the museum's ground floor is dedicated to the French Neo-impressionist, Maximilien Luce.
Following your guided tour of St-Tropez, enjoy having some free time for shopping and strolling or walking back to the pier for tendering over to the ship.
Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended for this tour which involves easy walking but long periods of standing. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. This tour may be operated in reverse order, as access to the museum is limited to 25 visitors at the same time. Kindly note as well that the Annonciade Museum is closed on Tuesdays, therefore if your tour takes place on Tuesday, another venue will subsitute this visit.
Port Grimaud lies due west of Saint-Tropez, and a scenic drive along the gulf brings you to this relatively new city. Port Grimaud was designed in the early 1960s by the distinguished French architect Francois Spoerry, who created an elaborate system of canals and islands, much like Venice, but on a smaller scale. Renowned for its multi-hued houses covered with Roman tiles, contemporary Port Grimaud is easy to walk, especially since cars are restricted. The scenery and atmosphere change dramatically at your next stop - the village of Grimaud, which is nestled in the heart of the Maures Mountains and maintains a uniquely medieval character. Admire the superbly renovated old houses. Explore the winding alleyways, which are enlivened by local craftsmen, and stop at the remarkable fountain in the center of the village. In many areas, it's as if time has stood still.
Please note: The sites on this tour are not wheelchair accessible. The order of the sights visited may vary and the itinerary may be reversed.
Enjoy a taste of the good life in Provence by visiting the delightful village of Gassin. A short drive to the southwest, past sun-washed mountains and vineyards, takes you to the village which is perched high on a rock, just a few miles from the sea. With its narrow, winding streets and shuttered, pastel-hued buildings, quaint Gassin boasts a definitive Provençal character. But it's the peerless views of the countryside and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez that sets Gassin apart from other French villages. Take time to drink in the magnificent panoramas. Then, drive to a family-run winery, where for generations the vintners have passed on their expertise and passion for crafting fine wines. You will savor the unique vintages produced here and sample other spectacular varieties from this premier wine-making region in southern France.
Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Admire the considerable charms of Ajaccio and its outskirts on this driving and walking tour that concentrates on the influence of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was born here.
After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive around Ajaccio, passing several extraordinary churches, the former English quarter and a number of monuments to Napoleon Bonaparte. The French emperor was born here in 1769. Napoleon’s influence is still felt and his image is seen throughout Ajaccio, which is known as Imperial Town.
A statue of Napoleon wearing a riding coat and his famed two-cornered hat is the centerpiece of Austerlitz Square, where you will stop for photos. Legend has it that Napoleon played near here as a child and pretended to be the French emperor.
Then, after driving along a delightful coastal road, you will return to the oldest section of Ajaccio for a leisurely walking tour. Near the neo-classical town hall, another statue of Napoleon will greet you, an indication of his lasting significance.
Continuing down one of the city’s first streets, aptly renamed Rue Bonaparte, you will pass Napoleon’s birthplace. Now a museum, the rather unadorned house offers a glimpse into life centuries ago as it is beautifully furnished with period pieces.
You will also see the modest cathedral where Napoleon was christened and yet another statue of the emperor in the Place de Gaulle. Upon reaching pedestrian-friendly, shop-lined Rue Fesch, you may remain in town to browse or follow your guide back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some uneven ground. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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