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    Melissani & Drogarati Cave

    Argostoli, Cefalonia, Grecia

    Duración 3 1/2 hs.

    Behold the natural attractions of Cephalonia, including those beneath the surface, such as the Drogarati Cave and subterranean Melissani Lake.


    Departing from the pier, you'll drive toward the eastern shore of Cephalonia, the largest Ionian island. Arriving at the Drogarati Cave, you'll descend a flight of stairs into a large cavern which is lighted for dramatic effect. Stalactites hang from the ceiling like jagged curtains, and ancient stalagmites reach up from the rocky floor. The colors are predominately red, orange, yellow and white, from the iron content in the rock and the layers of chalk and limestone.


    Although estimated to be 100 million years old, the cave wasn't discovered until about 300 years ago when a violent earthquake opened an entrance. Inside the cave's Chamber of Exaltation, the acoustics are considered near perfect, and concert events are often held in its voluminous interior. Even the famed opera soprano, Maria Callas, sang here.


    Continuing on, you will travel in a northerly direction, passing the town of Sami en route to the renowned Melissani Lake. This underground phenomenon looks absolutely magical in the shafts of light that come from 100 feet above, where parts of the ceiling collapsed decades ago. You'll enter the lake by small boat, paddled in so it hardly disturbs the surface of the water, which is a brackish mix of saltwater from the Ionian Sea and freshwater that originated back in Argostoli and then flowed across the island. The stalactites hanging from the ceiling here are estimated to be at least 20,000 years old.


    Afterwards, you'll return to Argostoli via a picturesque coastal route that offers spectacular views across the strait to the island of Ithaca, and further along, Myrtos and its dramatic, sheer white cliffs.


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    Note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of moderate walking; however, surfaces inside the caves are natural, uneven and can be slippery. There is also a flight of steps to negotiate at Drogarati Cave. Participants must be able to enter and exit the small boats at Melissani Lake with limited assistance. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Comfortable clothing, hat and flat walking shoes are recommended. No heels please. Temperatures in the caves can be cool so a light sweater or jacket is also suggested.
    • Adultos desde: $85.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $69.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 3 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    Go Local - Pedregalejo & The Sea

    Granada (Málaga), España

    Duración 3 hs.

    Discover the traditional ways being practiced in the fishing village Pedregalejo, where you will see how an old-style fishing boat is made and learn how to grill sardines on an open fire. The origin of the wooden boats, known as jábegas, dates to the Phoenician era. They have recently experienced a rebirth of sorts with rowing clubs using them in competitive events. Pedregalejo is also revered for its old-style beachfront restaurants known as chiringuitos. At one of the most popular chiringuitos, you will learn how to prepare espeto, which is barbecued fish, most often sardines. The fish are heavily seasoned with coarse sea salt and skewered on long flat bamboo sticks. They are then placed over an open fire of olive wood, which imparts an unmistakable flavor. If sardines are used, their silvery color will turn golden brown as they cook. Once the sardines are done, you can eat them with your fingers right off the skewer.

    Lo que debes saber:

    This tour includes about 1½ hours of walking and standing with some inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion 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 vehicle and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Guests with mobility concerns should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour.

    • Adultos desde: $199.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $199.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 3 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 1
    • Comida
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    Let's Take a Selfie – Corfu

    Corfú, Grecia

    Duración 5 hs.

    Visit Corfu’s most epic spots to snap your selfie while enjoying a local tasting and learning about its history and culture! Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Corfu! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site. Selfie experts will be sharing some tips for you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination. Your tour will start with a scenic drive from the ship to Kanoni and Mouse Island. After your selfie tour you will have designated selfie stops at Garitsa Bay, Royal Palace, St. Spyridon Church, Liston Square, Narrow streets (Kantounia). Our last stop will be in a Kumquat Distillery where you will have the chance to taste the typical, Kumquat ouzo and have a traditional nougats tasting. Selfie. To make this experience even more fun, you will be provided with a selfie stick and utilize our Selfie Station in order to help catch the perfect picture.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: This tour is not recommended for guests in a wheelchair, scooter or with any walking limitations. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera. A limited amount of selfie sticks will be available to share. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public. Face masks are not provided but are required according to local regulations.
    • Adultos desde: $99.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $99.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 5 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Lanzarote

    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Islas Canarias

    Duración 5 hs.

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Lanzarote! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. Professional photographers & selfie experts will teach you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Your tour begins with a scenic drive along the southwest coastline towards El Golfito. You will have designated selfie stops at:
    • El Golfito & Green Lake
    • Los Hervideros
    • Las Salinas
    • La Geria
    • Puerto Del Carmen


    End your picture-perfect day with a relaxing transfer back to the ship.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: The tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera.
    • Adultos desde: $49.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $49.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 5 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    Go Local - Tapas Lesson at Bodega Casa del Marqués

    Sevilla (Cádiz), España

    Duración 4 hs.

    Enjoy a glass of sherry while learning to make authentic tapas at the Bodega Casa del Marques, a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant. The elegant residence is decorated with period furnishings that lend it an ambiance so authentic that it feels as if you were transported to another time. While there, you will learn to make tapas, some traditional and others topped with surprisingly inventive ingredients. These small-plate snacks reflect the local cuisine and are typically served with a glass of sherry, especially in Jerez, which has been producing the fortified wine for more than 175 years. The exact tapas that you will prepare will depend on which ingredients are freshest and most flavorful. They might include fried fish, meatballs or something a bit more unusual such as stewed ox tail. Be sure to add favorite ingredients, as you will dine on the tapas afterwards.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Participate in a hands-on culinary class at a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant.
    • Learn to prepare authentic, small-plate tapas with traditional and unusual ingredients.
    • Dine on the finished tapas and enjoy a glass of sherry as an accompaniment.

    Lo que debes saber:

    This tour includes about 2½ hours walking and standing with some inclines, cobblestones and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns, who should evaluate their ability and stamina before joining the tour. This tour must be purchased at least 3 days prior to the operating date.

    • Adultos desde: $179.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $179.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 4 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 2
    • Comida
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    Go Local - Cretan Village of Krousonas

    Heraclión, Creta, Grecia

    Duración 5 hs.

    Explore the village of Krousonas and engage in activities that will provide an authentic glimpse into daily life. Your first stop will be the St. Irene of Kroussonas Monastery, which was extraordinarily affluent in the 1600s. However, the monastery was abandoned during the Ottoman rule of Greece, left in ruins and not rebuilt until 1940. Following an enlightening tour of the monastery now turned convent, the resident nuns will offer you a homemade sweet. You will next visit the village of Kroussonas to meet some of the shopkeepers, starting with a boot maker and baker. Both will be quite willing to discuss their businesses and day-to-day lives. To become even further immersed in the local culture, you will watch a folkloric dance performance, see a cheese-making demonstration, learn to prepare Cretan cheese pie, and taste local varieties of olive oil and wine. Few culinary experiences are so wide ranging and informative. A traditional Cretan lunch follows.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Delve into local life in Krousonas, a village on the eastern slopes of the Ida Mountains.
    • Browse a convent that was an affluent monastery in the 17th century
    • Converse with shopkeepers, watch a folkloric performance and sample traditional foods.

    Lo que debes saber:

    This tour includes about 2½ hours of walking and standing with some cobblestone surfaces and inclines to negotiate, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour.

    • Adultos desde: $169.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $139.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 5 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 2
    • Comida
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    Go Local - Local Cheese Lovers

    Sevilla (Cádiz), España

    Duración 4 1/2 hs.

    Drive through the beautiful Andalucia region to an acclaimed cheese-producing village for an insider’s look at the artisanal process and to sample the most representative cheeses. Your host will be a farmer that tends payoya goats and Grazalemeña sheep, whose milk is used to produce the cheeses. The most well-known and award-winning cheese is El Bosqueño, a smooth textured, light-colored cheese. The farmer will lead you through the fields where the goats and sheep graze and walk you through the cheese-making process step by step. You will also browse a cheese museum with displays of cheese-making hand tools and exhibits detailing the history of cheese production in the area. Afterwards, you will enjoy a sampling that may include an emborrado cheese cured in olive oil and wheat bran. Other cheeses produced here are cured with fresh spices such as rosemary and paprika. To complement the experience, you will be served a glass of locally produced wine.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • See how several award-winning cheeses are produced at a farm in the town of El Bosque.
    • Browse a cheese museum with displays that trace the importance of cheese in this region.
    • Sample various cheeses made with milk from payoya goats and Grazalemeña sheep.

    Lo que debes saber:

    This tour includes about 1½ hours of walking and standing. It is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the vehicle and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Guests with mobility concerns should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour.

    • Adultos desde: $149.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $149.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 4 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 2
    • Refrigerio
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    St. John's Patmos

    Patmos, Grecia

    Duración 2 1/2 hs.

    Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites honoring the apostle Saint John, including the cave where he spent years in exile, and the Monastery of Saint John, dedicated to his illustrious life. Experience the Cave of the Apocalypse, where Saint John dictated his Gospel and The Book of Revelations. Arriving in Chora, you’ll view the arresting Monastery of Saint John, the wealthiest in the Dodecanese due to the patronage of Byzantine emperors and countless private contributors. Learn that great wealth enabled the monks to establish the Theological School of Patmos in 1713, which still attracts students from around the world.


    Tour the chapel that contains Saint John’s relics, which is adorned with magnificent frescoes depicting his voyages and miracles. You’ll marvel at the enthralling museum’s rare icons, chalices and vestments, as well as ancient manuscripts and 33 pages of an invaluable copy of Saint Mark’s Gospel written in the 6th century. As you contemplate the life of the revered saint, relish free time in town to explore and appreciate the sweeping views of the azure Bay of Patmos and the scattered islands beyond.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 1 ½ hours of moderate-to-strenuous walking/standing, some of which is uphill. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Those who wish to stay in town after the tour’s end are responsible for making their way back to the pier.
    • Adultos desde: $85.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $69.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 2 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    Castle of St. Peter

    Bodrum, Turquía

    Duración 2 1/2 hs.

    Explore the Medieval beauty of the Bodrum Peninsula during this memorable visit to the Castle of St. Peter.


    Few sights match those encountered along the Bodrum Peninsula. With rolling hills on both sides, and colorful yachts and sailing vessels docked right outside its walls, the seaside Castle of St. Peter is truly a sight to behold. The towers and battlements of the castle tower over the town, and serve as a reminder of its storied past.


    Depart the pier for the walk to the Castle of St. Peter, and a guided tour of the Museum of Underwater Archaeology housed inside. The Castle was built in the 1400s by the Knights of St. John, a group of expatriates that began in the 11th century with a church and hospital in Jerusalem. Although the Knights observed the Catholic religion, they denied care to no one. When they decided to build the Castle of St. Peter, they instructed their builders to remove marble, stone and other usable material from the tomb of King Mausolos, or Halicarnassus Mausoleum, for use in the castle's construction.


    Upon arrival at the castle, you will pass through its seven gates embellished with coats of arms and inscriptions. During your walking tour, you will visit the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The museum attracts hundreds of thousands of annual visitors, has earned an award for Museum of the Year and appeared in National Geographic magazine. You will marvel at the exhibits of submarine archaeology, including amphora and large, copper ingots recovered from a shipwreck just offshore.


    Following your castle and museum tour, you will walk back to the pier.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate to strenuous walking and there are stairs to negotiate at the castle. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adultos desde: $69.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $69.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 2 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    Walking Tour Of Upper Rock

    Gibraltar, Reino Unido

    Duración 3.5 horas

    Begin with a short transfer to the cable car station for the scenic ride to the top of the Rock; it's only a short ride, but the panorama opening out before you is sufficiently breathtaking to make you forget you are suspended in mid-air. Enjoy scenic views of Catalan Bay, before striding along a wooded path to St. Michael's Cave to admire what was a source of wonderment even in Roman times. Neolithic inhabitants are known to have lived here much earlier.


    From here, you will proceed towards the home of Gibraltar's most respected residents, the "Barbary Apes", where you will have an opportunity to photograph these playful macaques. Continue on to Princess Caroline's Battery and the entrance to the Upper Galleries. This labyrinth of tunnels inside the Rock includes the Great Siege Tunnels. They represent arguably the most impressive defensive system devised by man. Excavated during the Great Siege of 1779-83, they allowed the mounting of gun emplacements along the north face of the rock towards enemy positions.


    Your tour concludes with a transfer back to the pier, passing the Tower of Homage of the Moorish Castle, the duty-free shopping area and Main Street. A stop will be made for those guests who wish to remain in town for shopping or independent exploration.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: This tour includes a significant amount of walking over uneven surfaces and there are numerous steps to negotiate. It is not available to wheelchair guests or those guests with mobility concerns. Casual clothes, comfortable flat walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses are suggested. Guests who elect to stay in town will be responsible for making their own way back to the pier.
    • Adultos desde: $69.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $69.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 3.5 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 3
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Barcelona

    Barcelona, España

    Duración 4 1/2 hs.

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Barcelona! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. Professional photographers & selfie experts will teach you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Your tour begins with a scenic drive to the Sagrada Familia Park. You will have designated selfie stops at:

    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Paseo de Gracia – Gaudi´s Houses
    • Triumphal arch


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: The tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera.
    • Adultos desde: $69.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $59.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 4 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    Let's Take a Selfie – Santorini

    Santorini, Grecia

    Duración 4 1/2 hs.

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Santorini! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. Professional photographers & selfie experts will teach you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Your tour will start with a scenic drive from the ship to the Aroma Avlis. Your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • Aroma Avlis
    • The Blue Domes Churches of Oia
    • Church Bells in Fira


    To make this experience even more fun, you will be provided with a selfie stick and utilize our Selfie Station in order to help catch the perfect picture. While at Aroma Avlis, you will enjoy a wine tasting and explore one of the most famous wineries on the island.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: The tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera. A limited amount of selfie sticks will be available to share. Guests who miss the return transportation will be responsible for getting back to the ship.
    • Adultos desde: $129.00 USD
    • Niños desde: $99.00 USD
    DURACIÓN 4 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 2

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Tuesday, August 09, 2022 at 03:59pm