БЕЗПЛАТНИ БРЕГОВИ ЕКСКУРЗИИ, 18.08.2018 - 25.08.2018

SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER, МОНТЕ КАРЛО - БАРСЕЛОНА

SAINT-TROPEZ

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.

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.

PENINSULA OF HILLTOP VILLAGES

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.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: STP-004

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


ST. TROPEZ WALKING TOUR

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.

APPROX. DURATION: 2 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: STP-003

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking

GRIMAUD & PORT GRIMAUD

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.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: STP-001

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


GASSIN & WINE TASTING

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.

APPROX. DURATION: 3 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: STP-002

ACTIVITY LEVEL 

FLORENCE/PISA (LIVORNO)

Livorno, located in the center of Tuscany, is the gateway to the glory of Renaissance Florence and Pisa. From the 13th to 16th centuries, this era of creative freedom encouraged the genius of Dante, Donatello, Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, da Vinci, and Machiavelli to create some of the world’s most noted masterpieces. Elegant Florence offers the Galleria dell'Accademia, with its iconic masterpiece, Michelangelo’s David. The Uffizi is home to the most renowned art gallery in Italy, with representative works by the titan’s of Renaissance art. Join us for an excursion to Pisa, and tour the city's beautiful and historic Campo dei Miracoli. Nearby Siena captures the spirit of Medieval Italy and Lucca offers the memorable chance to bicycle through the fragrant Tuscan countryside.

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.

FLORENCE ON YOUR OWN

This is the perfect full-day tour for all those who have visited Florence before, or feel independent enough to explore it without the assistance of a local guide.

A city of many layers, Florence is at once an overrun tourist magnet and a living, breathing Medieval city that is home to proud Florentines. The former home to Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Dante and Machiavelli, Florence's cultural importance can't be overstated. It is also home to three of the world's most renowned museums, the Uffizi, Galleria dell'Accademia and Bargello. Florence also boasts an incredible number of important churches, which house equally important master works. The Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace and spectacular Duomo are but a few of the city's many desirable sites offering wonderful photo opportunities.

A walker's city, the center of Florence is a compact labyrinth of alleys and piazzas. While en route on the coach, your tour leader will provide you with historical and practical information about Florence, and a detailed map of its center to make it easy to move around on your own. Once in town, you'll be accompanied to Piazza Santa Croce, which will be your meeting point for the drive back to the port of Livorno.

Please note: Walking on this tour is at the guests' discretion. You will have between 5 and 6 hours to explore the city , shop, and eat lunch on your own before returning to the meeting place to take the coach back to Livorno and the ship. 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 to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Suitable attire is required to enter churches/monasteries. The historic center of Florence is accessible only to pedestrian traffic. If you choose to purchase this transfer, it is advisable to purchase a good guide book to the city before leaving home. On Mondays, most of the shops in Florence are closed between 9:00am and 3:30pm, and all the main museums are closed. No guided tour applies, only transportation to and from Florence. An official escort will be on the bus and will provide some information about Florence and places to visit. Maps are available on the bus. There is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the parking area to the meeting point.

APPROX. DURATION: 10HOURS

TOUR CODE: LRN-003

ACTIVITY LEVEL Minimal Activity Required


HIGHLIGHTS OF FLORENCE

Join us for a first-hand look at Florence's extraordinary beauty and illustrious past during a visit to this Medieval City.

Long celebrated by artists and poets, Florence is home to spectacular streets, palaces, churches and monuments that reflect the glorious past and proud people of this historic Italian City.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking tour escort for the drive into Florence. Upon arrival, you will be met by a knowledgeable, local tour guide and begin your walking tour. You will start at the Piazza del Duomo for an inside visit to St. Mary of the Flower, a huge Cathedral featuring an impressive Tuscan marble façade. You'll also view the Baptistery, famous for Lorenzo Ghiberti's celebrated doors called the Gates of Paradise, and commissioned in 1401.

Next, you'll continue on to see the Giotto Bell Tower, designed in 1334 and Florence's second major piazza. Piazza della Signoria is the political center of the town because of the presence of City Hall, or Palazzo Vecchio. It is also referred to as an open-air museum, largely due to an abundance of exquisite statues that include Cellini's Perseus, Giambologna's The Rape of the Sabine Women, Ammannati's Neptune Fountain and a copy of Michelangelo's famous David.

After your Piazza della Signoria visit, you'll proceed to the Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge. Ponte Vechhio dates back to 1345, and is the only bridge in Florence to escape being blown up during World War II. It originally housed the workshops of the butchers, but they were sent away by the Grand Duke, Ferdinando I, because of the terrible noise and stench they created. As a result, Ponte Vecchio was open only to goldsmiths and silversmiths that can be found there to this day.

Your next stop is the Piazza di Santa Croce, a large square dominated by the Franciscan Basilica. A visit will be made inside the Franciscan Basilica, which has been worked on by a succession of the finest Florentine architects and masters, including Brunelleschi, Vasari, Giotto and Donatello. For most of the year, the square is a peaceful open space, surrounded by stately palazzi and intimate pizzerias and restaurants. During the summer months, however, Piazza Santa Croce plays host to the Calcio in Costume, an historic version of football. Hefty men from the four quarters of Florence battle it out in an ancient mix of wrestling and soccer, and are cheered on by residents and visitors alike.

Following your guided tour, you will have some time to enjoy lunch on your own, and do some shopping.

Please note: This tour does not include lunch. In case of long lines, the inside of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral will not be included in the guided tour. A walker's city, the center of Florence is a compact labyrinth of alleys and piazzas. Comfortable shoes are strongly encouraged for guests participating on this tour. The driving time to Florence is approximately 2 hours in each direction. You will have approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes of free time for shopping & lunch in Santa Croce square. During Bank Holidays most of the shops will be closed. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or guests with mobility concerns.

APPROX. DURATION: 10HOURS

TOUR CODE: LRN-014


BOLGHERI AND WINE TASTING

Savor a tasting of characteristic Tuscan wines and then enjoy free time in Bolgheri, a hillside village with a medieval atmosphere, cobbled streets and unique boutiques.

After departing from the pier, you will drive south through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, where the ancient Etruscans produced a variety of wines. The region is still renowned for its outstanding wines, as you will discover at Guado al Melo estate.

Its name means Ford at the Apple Tree, a reference to an ancient apple tree that marked a safe spot to ford the stream on the property. The area was also the location of an ancient dwelling and the remains of an old Etruscan blast furnace have been found there on the summit of an Aeolian hill. The farm once belonged to the historic Espinassi-Moratti estate dating back to the mid-18th century, originally known as Santa Maria's Vineyard. While touring Guado al Melo, you will learn about its philosophy of making wine with only natural ingredients, no additives.

The resulting wines reflect that attention to quality, as you will discover during a tasting. The selection will be chosen that day, but chances are they will include an Atis Bolgheri blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot.

Next, you will drive to nearby Bolgheri, a medieval gem of a village. The time spent in here will be yours to enjoy as you please. You might stroll the narrow cobbled streets, pausing to admire the historical stone buildings. Or you may relax in a leafy plaza and observe the joys of the carefree daily life.

Shoppers will find plenty of stores worth browsing for Tuscan pottery, crystal and local wines such as the ones produced at Guado al Melo. Afterwards, you will rejoin your coach and return to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes just over 90 minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time in Bolgheri. There will be steps to negotiate at the winery and a steep incline and cobblestone surfaces in Bolgheri. 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. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the wine tasting.

APPROX. DURATION: 4 3/4HOURS

TOUR CODE: LRN-017

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


THE GLORIES OF PISA

Discover why Pisa offers so much more than its renowned Leaning Tower during a half-day tour of the city's beautiful and historic Campo dei Miracoli.

Although most people have heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, few know that it combines with the Duomo, Baptistery and Camposanto in the city's amazing religious core, the Campo dei Miracoli, to complete an unrivalled quartet of medieval masterpieces. These and a dozen or so churches and palazzos scattered about the town belong to Pisa's Golden Age when the city, then still a port, was one of the maritime powers of the Mediterranean from the 11th to 13th centuries.

Depart the pier by coach for the drive to Pisa's center, the Campo dei Miracoli, or Field of Miracles, where the buildings and stonework exist in beautiful contrast with the surrounding meadow. Underneath the pavements and turf of the Campo dei Miracoli is a platform of saturated sandy soil, which accounts for the perilous tilt of the Leaning Tower. Begun in 1173, the tower started to list when it had reached a height of just three stories. Over the next 180 years, a succession of architects continued to extend it upwards, until it was completed with a bell-chamber in 1350.

Next, you will proceed for a tour of the magnificent Duomo, which began construction in 1064, a century before the Campanile. The Duomo's multi-leveled colonnades and subtle interplay of marble and stone make the Duomo the unsurpassed archetype of the Pisan Romanesque style. Continue on to see the circular Baptistery, then visit one of Pisa's most interesting sites, the Piazza dei Cavalieri. Thought to be the original site of the Roman Forum, the Piazza dei Cavalieri served as the central civic square of Medieval Pisa before being remodeled by Vasari as the headquarters of the Knights of St. Stephen.

Following your guided tour, some free time will be made available before re-boarding your coach for the drive back to the port.

Please note: There is approximately 15 minutes walking involved each way from the parking area to "Miracle Square". Suitable attire is required to enter churches & monasteries, no shorts or dresses above the knees are permitted. The order of sites visited may vary. Ascending the tower is not included in the tour as timing restrictions make this difficult to incorporate. This tour involves a modest amount of walking, and certain locations involve steps and a very challenging ascent at the Duomo, however, this tour is wheelchair-accessible.

APPROX. DURATION: 4 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: LRN-004

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


HIGHLIGHTS OF LUCCA

Experience Tuscan art and history without having to compete with crowds of tourists during this relaxing half-day visit to scenic Lucca.

The massive red brick walls that enclose Lucca shelter this Medieval City away from traffic and the modern world. Inside, the well-preserved ancient Roman street plan features fascinating streets, squares and narrow lanes. Unlike several other cities in Tuscany, Lucca is flat, and many locals use bicycles for transportation, adding to the Old World charm of this unique city.

You will depart the pier for the drive to Lucca, founded by the Romans in 180 B.C. Upon arrival, you'll begin your walking tour of the city. Accompanied by your local guide, you will see the massive red brick walls built between 1504 and 1645, and among the best-preserved Renaissance-era defenses in Europe. Continue on past the Church of San Michele in Foro, which stands on the site of the ancient Roman Forum. The splendor of the church's exquisite Pisan Romanesque façade rivals that of St. Martin's. You will pass by the Guinigi Tower, one of many in Lucca once belonging to the Guinigi family, rulers of the city in the 15th century.

Next, you will proceed to Anfiteatro Romano, once the ancient Roman Amphitheater, and today enclosed by Medieval houses built against its walls. Continuing on, visit the chapel where the revered Santa Zita is interred, then take a tour of the Church of San Martino. This extraordinary cathedral features a lovely façade of St. Martin, and houses the Volto Santo, a 13th-century wooden effigy, believed by Medieval pilgrims to have been carved by Christ's follower, Nicodemus, at the time of the crucifixion.

At the conclusion of your tour, some free time will be made available for shopping or browsing around Via Fillungo, Lucca's principal shopping street, which winds its way through the heart of the city towards the Roman Amphitheater.

Please note: Most of the shops are closed on Sundays and on Sunday morning there are services in some of the churches. This tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking over mostly flat cobblestone areas with approximately 10 steps to climb. This tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair or for guests with mobility concerns.

APPROX. DURATION: 4 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: LRN-005

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


FLORENCE & PISA

The drive from Livorno passes through the classic Tuscan countryside, a wonderful introduction to the beauty that awaits you in Florence. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the historical center, which has been deemed a pedestrian zone. See the magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore with its famed Duomo, which lords over Florence. A treasure-trove of priceless masterpieces adorns the building, including sculptures by Donatello and Giotto's tour de force, the Campanile, or bell tower.

After free time for lunch on your own, you will continue to Pisa for a self-guided tour around the Campo dei Miracoli, or Field of Miracles, which contains an assemblage of some of the world's finest architectural treasures. The magnificent Romanesque Campanile, better known as the Leaning Tower, was begun in 1173 by Bonanno Pisano and wasn't finished for nearly 200 years. It began to tilt as soon as the third level was completed because the settling sub-soil was unable to withstand the tower's weight. The nearby Baptistry, the largest of its kind in Italy, is known for its unusual acoustics, which you can test by singing from the middle of the floor.

At the appointed time and location, you will rejoin your coach for the return trip to the pier.

Please note: On Sundays, no churches will be visited in the morning. Suitable attire is required to enter churches and monasteries, shorts and dresses above the knees are not permitted inside. The order of sites visited may vary. Guide service only in Florence. An official escort will be in the coach and will provide some information and maps. Ascending the tower in Pisa is not included in the tour as timing restrictions make this difficult to incorporate. During Bank Holidays most of the shops will be closed. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or guests with mobility concerns.

APPROX. DURATION: 10 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: LRN-010

ACTIVITY LEVEL Most Active or Strenuous


LUCCA BY BICYCLE

Discover the Old World beauty and charm of Lucca during this memorable bicycle tour of the ancient walled city.

Guests will depart via coach from the pier for the drive to Lucca, a Medieval walled city erected on a plain crossed by the Serchio River. Lucca is enclosed by massive red brick walls surrounding the fascinating streets, squares, tower houses, buildings and several stunning, timeless churches depicted in its ancient Roman street plan. Unlike several other cities in Tuscany, Lucca is flat, where cars have been almost completely banned from inside the town walls. As a result, many locals use bicycles for transportation, adding to the Old World charm of this peaceful, charming city.

Upon arrival in Lucca, you will meet your knowledgeable guide for a wonderful bicycle tour through the city, and enjoy spectacular photo opportunities The heart of the ancient town center still retains its original rectangular chessboard-like shape, typical of the Roman castrum. Reminiscent of today's Piazza San Michele, Lucca was an ancient trading site for traders and silk merchants that conducted their business in the foreground of its stunning Palazzo Pretorio and 11th-century Church of St. Michele in Foro.

Guests will continue cycling on to the popular Piazza del Mercato, a wonderful square built in 1437 on the remains of the 2nd-century Roman Amphitheater. You will also visit a few of Lucca's many historic churches, including the Cathedral of San Martino, built in 1438.

After your guided bicycle tour of Lucca, you will have 1-hour of free time for shopping in its many stores, or relaxing with a cup of coffee at one of the open-air cafés before re-boarding your coach for the drive back to the pier.

Please note: Cycling helmets are provided. Cycling is at your own risk. The cobblestone streets in Lucca are mainly flat. Suitable attire is required to enter the churches. In autumn, warmer clothing is suggested. Minimum age to participate is 8 years. Few shops are open in Lucca on Sundays. In the event of rain, this tour will be substituted for Highlights of Lucca (LRN-005). On Sunday morning there are services in some of the churches.

APPROX. DURATION: 4 3/4HOURS

TOUR CODE: LRN-007

ACTIVITY LEVEL Most Active or Strenuous


HILLS OF LUCCA & WINE TASTING

This delightful half-day tour gives you a wonderful view of the rolling hills and beautiful valleys of the Tuscan countryside, including a stop in Lucca and a fascinating glimpse of the region's winemaking. Your tour begins with a picturesque drive northeast of Livorno toward the wonderful medieval town of Lucca. As you journey along, you'll pass several quaint medieval villages that seem to be caught in a time warp. The enchanting view outside your windows as you travel past the golden vines of the vineyards, silvery green olives waiting to be harvested, and elegant dark green cypress trees, makes it easy to see why this region has long been praised by poets and artisans for its charm and beauty.

Your visit in Lucca will be on your own, with ample time provided to explore this charming old-world city. Perhaps you'll want to stroll along the amazingly well-preserved Renaissance-era city walls which have today become a popular pedestrian promenade, or visit some of the ornate basilica-styled churches. Other attractions that can be experienced here are several inviting piazzas, an ancient Roman amphitheater and an impressive Ducal Palace.

Following your time in Lucca, you'll re-join your coach and continue on to a lovely local wine cellar. Upon your arrival at the wine cellar, you will be given a guided tour that includes an interesting presentation on the process of winemaking and the traditional bottling methods that are still in practice today. The district of Montecarlo is said to produce some of the finest white wines and is equally known for its reds as well. At the completion of your guided tour, you'll be treated to a generous tasting of both white and red wines, accompanied by light refreshments of local salami, olives and bread.

After an enjoyable visit, you'll re-board your coach for the relaxing drive back to Livorno.

Please note: While there is approximately 1-hour of walking/standing at the winery, the walking on this tour is mainly at the guests's discretion during free time. There are some cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour may not be suitable for wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

APPROX. DURATION: 5 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: LRN-012

 

ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA)

Whether enjoying the street performers at the Spanish Steps and people-watching over a fine glass of wine in colorful Trastevere, or taking in the historical and architectural glory that is Rome, visitors are spoiled for choice in this truly Eternal City. St. Peter’s Basilica is a full-day outing, featuring the Sistine Chapel and panoramic city vistas for those willing to climb to the top of the dome. Other landmarks not to miss include the renowned Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, and Aventine Hill, which provides you with a grand view of the imposing remains of the Imperial Palaces and the Circus Maximus, of Ben Hur fame.

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.
 

PANORAMIC ROME

Experience Rome's splendid historic beauty and architecture during this orientation tour of Rome that has been specially-designed for guests with walking difficulties.

Depart the pier for the drive into Rome. Upon arrival, you will pass by the Vatican walls that delineate the area of Vatican City, Lungotevere and the Ara Pacis. You will then pass by the Roman Walls, or Muro Torto, and the Villa Borghese before entering the Old Town near Porta Pinciana.

Next, you will see many beautiful and historic sites that include Via Vittorio Veneto, the symbol of the Italian dolce vita, the white marble Victor Emmanuel II Monument, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus and finally, St. Peter's Basilica. Some time will then be made available in People’s Square (Viale Washington) very close to many of Rome’s important landmarks: the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps and to the Italy’s finest shopping streets: Via del Corso, Via Frattina and Via del Tritone.

Please note: This tour is panoramic in nature with limited optional walking at any stops made. 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 to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Some free time at your leisure will be provided. During this time, you will not have the services of a guide, and the amount of walking you do will be at your discretion. Please be advised that the Basilica might be closed at times for security reasons. Guests will be required to wear conservative attire covering the knees and shoulders for the visit inside the Basilica. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.

APPROX. DURATION: 6HOURS

TOUR CODE: CIV-013

ACTIVITY LEVEL Minimal Activity Required


FARMHOUSE CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Journey approximately 30 minutes though the beautiful Italian countryside to a traditional farmhouse. After meeting the farm's owners, begin your cooking class, led by a culinary teacher. Today, you will learn to prepare traditional fettuccine with ragout sauce and Tiramisu cake.

After class, settle in for an authentic four-course Italian lunch, complete with wine and a sampling of local aromatic liquors. At the conclusion of your meal you will be able to relax in the shade of the farm's fruit trees before rejoining your coach and traveling back to the ship.

Please note: Guests must be a minimum of 18 years old in order to participate in the wine tasting. A minimum number of bookings is required for this program to operate. In the event the featured dishes cannot be prepared, a similar Italian dish will be substituted. It is recommended that guests bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

APPROX. DURATION: 5 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: CIV-017

ACTIVITY LEVEL Light Activity /Walking


ROME ON YOUR OWN

For more independent guests who prefer to make their own way around The Eternal City, this tour provides the ideal opportunity. During the transfer by private motor coach, a tour escort will be aboard to answer any questions you may have regarding the best places to sightsee or shop. The coach will drop you off in the city center, at the Viale Giorgio Washington, approximately 20min walk from the Spanish Steps. Your return transfer to the ship departs from the same convenient location.

Please note: The travel time to Rome is approximately 90-minutes in each direction. No guided tour applies, only transportation to Rome. An official escort will be on the bus and will provide some information about Rome and places to visit. Maps are available on the bus. You will have approximately 6.75 hours to explore the city, shop, and eat lunch on your own before returning to the meeting place to take the coach back to the ship.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 to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Suitable attire is required to enter churches/monasteries.

APPROX. DURATION: 10HOURS

TOUR CODE: CIV-003

ACTIVITY LEVEL Minimal Activity Required


ROMA EXPRESS - EXCLUSIVE TRAIN TRANSFER

Spend a day exploring Rome's fascinating historic sites and monuments at your leisure during this private train transfer to St. Peter's Station, and a walking tour of the city.

Depart the port in Civitavecchia with your escort for the brief transfer to your private train. After boarding the exclusive Roma Express, you will proceed for the 1-hour ride into Rome. Your escort will help you on board the train, and provide you with city maps. Upon arrival at St. Peter's Station, located near the town center and St. Peter's Basilica, you can let your instinct be your guide and you decide which beautiful monuments you would like to visit. St. Peter's Station is centrally located near the town center and St. Peter's Basilica, making it easy to reach the main monuments.

Please remember where you are dropped off, because the return train will depart for the 1-hour ride back to Civitavecchia from the same station.

Please note: Guests will be required to wear suitable attire covering the knees and shoulders for the visit inside the Basilica or the Vatican Museum. No shorts, sleeveless tops or other revealing clothing will be permitted. The train portion of this transfer lasts approximately one hour in each direction. No guided tour applies, only transportation to Rome.

APPROX. DURATION: 10HOURS

TOUR CODE: CIV-011


BRACCIANO LAKE & WINE TASTING

Just an hour's drive away, you'll find Bracciano Lake, a body of water formed within an ancient volcanic crater that mirrors its beautiful surroundings. You'll drive around the lake's perimeter to the tiny town of Anguillara, where you'll have free time to enjoy the ambiance of this quaint resort town. Stroll the lakeside promenade, treat yourself to an ice cream, browse for souvenirs, or just relax and enjoy the setting.

After visiting Lake Bracciano, proceed to Cerveteri, an area rich with the history of the ancient Etruscan civilization, and sample some of the local products at a nearby winery. Savor the flavor of traditionally produced wine, olive oil and bread. You may even purchase some of these tasty items to enjoy later.

Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile over uneven, cobblestone surfaces with inclines. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please remember to take local currency if wishing to shop. Shops may be closed during the peak seasonal times and dates, during holidays and on Sundays. The order of the tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.

APPROX. DURATION: 4HOURS

TOUR CODE: CIV-020


THE COLORS AND AROMA OF THE ETRUSCANS

The Etruscans were ancient Italians who inhabited an area roughly corresponding to modern Tuscany. In many ways, this tour traces their footsteps, starting with a drive to Tarquinia, founded in the 7th century BC, and is now known for its magnificent Etruscan burial ground. You will visit the Etruscan Necropolis, the final resting site of Etruscan royalty, and see numerous tombs with colorful paintings, which are of the utmost archaeological importance for the light they shed on Etruscan civilization. These are the only examples of painted Etruscan tombs in the world. You will also behold an extensive collection of artifacts found during excavations of the Necropolis, which are now displayed in the Etruscan National Museum. The museum occupies a 15th century castle and contains sarcophagi, pottery, ivories and votive offerings. For a more modern look at what is produced locally, you will proceed to the Mandoleto farmhouse and sample typical farmer's products.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 200 yards of walking over uneven ground and approximately 65 steps to negotiate. This tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair and guests with mobility concerns.

APPROX. DURATION: 4 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: CIV-006

ACTIVITY LEVEL Moderate Activity/Walking


BIKE IN MEDIEVAL TARQUINIA & ICE CREAM

A short drive along country roads and through beautiful countryside brings you to Tarquinia. At the entrance of the city walls, begin your cycling tour. Visit the Romanesque Church of San Francesco, the largest church in Tarquinia, before seeing the Town Hall Lodge, a 14th-century building. The Cathedral with its impressive facade and the Palazzo dei Priori of a massive urban fortification was built in the first half of the 15th century by Cardinal Vitelleschi, who was a powerful plenipotentiary and supreme strategist of the Roman Curia. Continue the circuit to the southern part of the walls by the district of Santa Maria in Castello. At the end of the bike ride, visit a local family-owned gelateria and enjoy sampling a variety of ice creams. Afterwards, there will be free time to explore or shop in the medieval town before returning to the ship.

Please note: There is approximately two miles of cycling over gravel and cobblestone surfaces on this tour. Participants must be in good physical condition, comfortable using hand brakes and be confident on a bicycle. Participants must be at least 60 inches in height. Participants should be aware that there are certain inherent risks involved in any cycling excursion. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 years. Please wear the appropriate walking or sports shoes and dress comfortably. This tour will operate rain or shine; therefore, participants should take the appropriate weather gear with them, carry a backpack for belongings and take extra bottled water to stay hydrated during the ride. In case of special events taking place in the churches, they may close without previous notice. On Sundays or religious holidays shops will be closed.

APPROX. DURATION: 3 1/2HOURS

TOUR CODE: CIV-019


OSTIA ANTICA

Founded by King Anco Marzio around the 4th century BC, Ostia Antica was Rome's main commercial port and military base, with a population in its peak of nearly 100,000 inhabitants. Barbarian invasions and malaria led to the decline of city and eventually all the inhabitants abandoned it. Buried for centuries by sand, the city has now been excavated and offers a remarkable picture of life in the Roman Empire.

Your visit starts at Via delle Tombe, which leads to the Porta Romana, one of the city's three gates. This is the beginning of Decumanus Maximus, the main road through the town. From the Neptune and Amphitride Baths, you'll walk to the theater and the forum that were once the center of the city. Discover the main public buildings and no fewer than 18 temples dedicated to the Persian god Mithras, as well as a Jewish Synagogue dating from the 1st century BC and a Christian basilica. See the House of Diana and the Termopolium, an ancient Roman bar with a marble counter and fresco representing the fruits and foodstuffs that were sold there.

Visit the Museum Ostiense, where many of the ancient sculptures and mosaics found among the ruins are on display. Afterwards, board your coach and proceed to the seaside resort of Ostia Lido. Free time allows you to explore this fascinating town, known as the Sea of Rome, and to enjoy a complimentary gelato. Then, you'll drive back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes; bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

APPROX. DURATION: 5HOURS

TOUR CODE: CIV-025

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


IMPERIAL TOWN

 







HIGHLIGHTS OF AJACCIO

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.

  • APPROX. DURATION: 3HOURS

  • TOUR CODE: AJA-005

  • ACTIVITY LEVEL Minimal Activity Required


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

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



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.