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    Best of Murcia & Cartagena

    Cartagena, Spain

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Discover Murcia's ancient history and architectural wonders, then explore Cartagena's rich heritage - castles, Roman Theatre and scenic views. ...
    Discover Murcia's ancient history and architectural wonders, then explore Cartagena's rich heritage - castles, Roman Theatre and scenic views. more...

    Discover Murcia, the capital of the province and Cartagena - a crossroad of cultures with a fascinating history dating back 3,000 years. An approximate 1-hour journey through the foothills of the Sierra Carrascoy takes you to Murcia. Settled by the Moors in the 9th century and conquered by the Christians in the 13th century, this bustling city offers an array of architectural delights. Stop at the Monastery of the Virgin of Fuensanta and enjoy a panoramic view of the orchards, one of the most productive in the Mediterranean.


    Stop at Cathedral Square, where you’ll see the beautiful Baroque style facade of the cathedral, next to the Episcopal Palace. Visit the Royal Casino of Murcia dating back from 1847, it is one of the most historic buildings. Although this is still an active private club, the ground floor is open to the public. After a period of decline in the second half of the 20th century, the building was completely refurbished and many of the rooms were restored to their original splendor. You'll also pass through the Squares of Santo Domingo and Romeo and enjoy free time for lunch on your own before returning to Cartagena for an orientation tour of the city.


    In Cartagena, you’ll visit the Castle of Conception outside visit, built over the remains of the Moorish Alcazar. From this vantage point, enjoy superb views of the city and harbor. Due to the natural protection of the mountains surrounding it, it was chosen as one of the three main naval bases in Spain during the 18th century. The remarkable remains of the Roman Theatre were only discovered back in the late 1980’s, it is believed to have accommodated up to 6,000 spectators.


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    • Adult from: AUD$243.83 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$151.82 AUD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Go Green-Sustainable Pineapple & Cosmetics

    Ponta Delgada, Azores

    Duration 4 hrs

    See how pineapples are sustainably grown on São Miguel Island and how cosmetics are made in ways that don’t harm the environment. Because of climatic conditions in the Azores, pineapples can’t grow outdoors ...
    See how pineapples are sustainably grown on São Miguel Island and how cosmetics are made in ways that don’t harm the environment. Because of climatic conditions in the Azores, pineapples can’t grow outdoors more...

    See how pineapples are sustainably grown on São Miguel Island and how cosmetics are made in ways that don’t harm the environment. Because of climatic conditions in the Azores, pineapples can’t grow outdoors, so to meet the demand farmers grow them in greenhouses. While visiting an eco-friendly pineapple farm, you will learn about the innovative methods used to coax fruit from the tropical plants. Azorean pineapples are intensely flavorful and exotically aromatic. The islanders also sustainably and ethically produce cosmetics using natural ingredients rather than chemicals. The ingredients are locally sourced and may include natural extracts, aloe vera and oils derived from plants. While participating in a hands-on workshop in a cosmetics laboratory, you will learn how to produce items such as soaps, face masks and shower gels without negatively impacting the environment. At the end of the workshop, you will receive your creation as a memento.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Tour a pineapple farm that sustainably grows this distinct Azorean fruit in greenhouses.
    • Visit a cosmetics laboratory whose products are made without harming the environment.
    • Join a workshop to create a cosmetic product that you will be given as a memento.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

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    • Adult from: AUD$259.16 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$259.16 AUD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Tapas Lesson at Bodega Casa del Marqués

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    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. ...
    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. more...

    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.

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    • Adult from: AUD$274.50 AUD
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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Queluz Palace, Sintra & Cascais

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore Portugal's highlights: Queluz Royal Palace, Sintra's beauty, and Cascais resort town. Panoramic views and historical charm await! ...
    Explore Portugal's highlights: Queluz Royal Palace, Sintra's beauty, and Cascais resort town. Panoramic views and historical charm await! more...

    Discover memorable highlights of Portugal including the Royal Palace at Queluz, Sintra the summer residence of kings and the resort town of Cascais. As you depart Lisbon, enjoy the panorama of the River Tagus with views of the Monument of Discoveries, Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem. Drive to the Portuguese Royal Palace at Queluz. The simple exterior belies the lavishness within of the Throne Room and the Hall of Ambassadors. The sculpted gardens, with rows of hedges, artistically carved shrubs and huge magnolia trees are impressive.


    You’ll visit Sintra, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal. The Royal Palace is the dominant architectural feature, located right in the center of town. You’ll enjoy some free time here to stroll the charming narrow streets lined with bakeries, craft shops and small boutiques. Continue to the resort town of Cascais, it was developed during the late 19th century around a charming town. Enjoy some free time in the historical center with its narrow cobbled streets and interesting architecture.


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    • Adult from: AUD$151.82 AUD
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    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green-Biodiversity Protection in Olive Oil Farm

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore eco-friendly olive oil production at Molino La Paca. Taste exquisite products and visit charming Mijas for a cultural experience. ...
    Explore eco-friendly olive oil production at Molino La Paca. Taste exquisite products and visit charming Mijas for a cultural experience. more...

    Visit an ancient farm and mill that produce olive oil in a traditional way that protects the environment and improves the land’s biodiversity. While walking through the olive groves with the owners of Molino La Paca, you will gain an understanding of the traditional agricultural practices in Andalusia. It provides benefits to the environment, such as less soil erosion, improved fire protection and greater biodiversity. Learn how the processes residues are used to produce energy in a nearby factory. While enjoying olives and a glass of local wine, you will taste the difference in the extra-virgin olive oil that the farm produces. For a glimpse into other aspects of Andalusian life, you will explore Mijas, a town whose architecture bears Roman, Moorish, and Spanish influences and a picture-perfect village perched high on a mountainside.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Tour a farm and mill that produce organic olive oil in an traditional manner.
    • Enjoy olives and a glass of local wine.
    • Spend free time exploring Mijas, a town whose architecture bears Roman, Moorish, and Spanish influences.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: AUD$182.49 AUD
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    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best of Barcelona - In Transit Guests

    Barcelona, Spain

    Duration 7.5 hours

    Discover Barcelona's diverse architecture, including Gaudi's works. Skip the lines at La Sagrada Familia. Explore Passeig de Gracia and more. ...
    Discover Barcelona's diverse architecture, including Gaudi's works. Skip the lines at La Sagrada Familia. Explore Passeig de Gracia and more. more...

    Experience Barcelona’s diverse architectural heritage. You’ll become well acquainted with Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona’s celebrity architect – his unmistakable style with its organic shapes, twisted iron sculptures and colored tiles is hard to miss. Begun in 1883, it remains unfinished to this day. Enjoy an inside visit at his towering masterpiece, la Sagrada Family (The Holy Family). Drive along the elegant Passeig de Gracia with its wrought-iron street lamps and fine array of Modernist buildings, including Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, with a mosaic façade and undulating roof. You´ll wander through the “Poble Espanyol”, an open-air architectural museum, which was built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. It consists of 117 full-scale buildings, which are replicas of the most characteristic buildings from all over Spain. It also contains restaurants, artisan workshops and shops offering quality souvenirs. There will be free time in the Old Quarter to explore, shop or have lunch on your own while strolling its narrow streets and handsome squares, lined with medieval buildings contemporary shops, bohemian artist workshops and cool bars and restaurants.


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    • Adult from: AUD$274.50 AUD
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    DURATION 7.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Local Cheese Lovers

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    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. ...
    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. more...

    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.

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    • Adult from: AUD$228.49 AUD
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    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Tenerife Secret Hideout

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore the less-populated, less-visited northern coast of Tenerife, a gorgeous landscape of remote villages and banana plantations. You will explore two villages, starting with the quaint agricultural community of Los Silos, which was named in the 15th century for the silos that held grain from the surrounding farms. ...
    Explore the less-populated, less-visited northern coast of Tenerife, a gorgeous landscape of remote villages and banana plantations. You will explore two villages, starting with the quaint agricultural community of Los Silos, which was named in the 15th century for the silos that held grain from the surrounding farms. more...

    Explore the west coast of Tenerife, a gorgeous landscape of remote villages and banana plantations. Have privilege views over the fertile Orotava valley from the Humbold viewpoint. Over time, sugarcane, grapes and bananas became the dominant crops, and they are still harvested using traditional techniques. To completely understand how the crops are cultivated and packaged for export, you will tour a private banana plantation. The workers will describe the process before serving you a sampling of locally grown bananas and banana liqueur. On the way back to pier, stop at La Garañona Viewpoint, local´s favorite spot to take in the beauty of the sea and surrounding.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Gain an understanding of how crops are harvested using traditional methods.
    • Watch bananas being cultivated for export at a plantation.
    • Visit an ancient garden hosting the largest orchid collection on the Island .
    • Sample several varieties of bananas and banana liqueur, which attest to the fruit’s diversity.

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    • Adult from: AUD$182.49 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$167.15 AUD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    A City Under Siege

    Gibraltar, United Kingdom

    Duration 3.5 hours

    Explore Gibraltar's history with a cable car ride to the Rock's summit, visit the Apes, Great Siege Tunnels, and cultural exhibits. ...
    Explore Gibraltar's history with a cable car ride to the Rock's summit, visit the Apes, Great Siege Tunnels, and cultural exhibits. more...

    This interesting tour allows you to appreciate the turbulent history of this amazing Fortress that is Gibraltar.


    Meeting your guide at the pier, you will transfer directly to the Cable Car Base station where modern technology does all the hard work for you as you are transported to the Top Station, perched at the very summit of "The Rock". The magnificent panorama that will open out before you is sufficiently breathtaking to make you forget that you are suspended in mid-air.


    In the company of an experienced and knowledgeable guide, you will learn of the momentous events that took place over the centuries that have made this small outpost famous throughout the world.


    The Top Station is located on the site of an old gun emplacement last used during the Second World War.


    Here your guide will walk you around the terraces and introduce you to the geography of this British colony at the entrance to the Mediterranean. You may also take the opportunity to use the restrooms, look around the Souvenir shop and Restaurant or simply wander around the former anti-craft battery site. Your guide will now accompany you back to the Cable Car for a short ride to the Middle Station and the sanctuary of Gibraltar's oldest inhabitants, The Rock Apes. These tail-less monkeys (macaca sylvanus) are roaming free. Many legends surround these monkeys and your guide will brief you as to their origin. Keep your possessions close. Remember they are wild animals. Please do not touch or feed them.


    After enjoying your encounter with the Apes and their enchanting antics you will again board you coach for a five minute drive north until we reach Princess Caroline's Battery and the entrance to the Upper Galleries, or the Great Siege Tunnels.These are a system of tunnels carved out of solid limestone. The works were commenced on the 25th of May 1782 by the forerunners of the Royal Engineers and today they stand as a monument to their ingenuity and engineering. We shall walk through Windsor Gallery, to St. George's Hall. This is a fascinating experience ignored by most visitors to the Rock. As you leave the Great Siege Tunnels you will see the runway built during the Second World War with rocks hewn out of these and other tunnels inside the Rock.


    A short drive will then take you to see the first buildings ever constructed by the British in Gibraltar which now house the Gibraltar "A City Under Siege" exhibition. Here the visitor will see the hardship endured by the inhabitants of the Rock in times of great need when the relentless sieges failed to re-conquer Gibraltar - The Gateway to the Mediterranean. A short distance away you will pass by the Moorish Castle built in 1333 by the Moors, who spearheaded their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula from Gibraltar in 711 AD. This impressive Tower still bears the scars of Battle.


    From here your tour proceeds to the Gibraltar Museum, entrance is included in your program. Opened on the site of the old Moorish Baths it will amaze you with the enormous amount of artefacts that are on display. Available to all, there is an optional 15-minute Film show depicting the evolution that has taken place in Gibraltar over the past 200 thousand years.


    Your tour is now coming to its end and the choice of leaving you in the busy town center or returning back to the vessel is completely yours. Should you wish to remain in town you will be responsible in making your own way back to the ship.


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    • Adult from: AUD$151.82 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$136.48 AUD
    DURATION 3.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Seville

    Seville (Cadiz), Spain

    Duration 8 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville! 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. ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville! 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. more...

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville ! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as some of the stops might include wi-fi in real time. Your accompanying guide will help you choose the spot 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 from Cadiz to the majestic city of Seville.


    You will have designated selfie stops at: Metrosol Parasol, Streets of the Old Quarter, Plaza de Espana.


    To make this experience even more fun you will be provided with a selfie stick to help catch the perfect picture. Your picture-perfect day includes some free time to explore on your own. Note: Tour involves approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) of walking on mostly flat and cobblestone terrain, and some steps.


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    • Adult from: AUD$151.82 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$121.15 AUD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Granada’s Soul Of Andalucía

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Duration 9 hours

    Discover Granada's allure, from Alhambra's Carlos V Palace to Albayzin's historic streets and the Royal Chapel's regal tombs with free time after. ...
    Discover Granada's allure, from Alhambra's Carlos V Palace to Albayzin's historic streets and the Royal Chapel's regal tombs with free time after. more...

    Discover the charms of Granada, the architecturally stunning capital of the Andalusia region, by exploring a magnificent palace, the Royal Chapel and the city’s oldest quarter.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for scenic drive inland to Granada, a city likely named for the Spanish word for pomegranate, a fruit so abundant it is depicted on Granada’s coat of arms. Or Granada may have derived from its Moorish name, as the city was the Moors’ last stronghold before falling to Spain’s Catholic monarchs in 1492.


    Granada features a wealth of extraordinary architecture such as your first stop, the Carlos V Palace within the Alhambra complex. Construction on the palace began in the early 16th century, following a Renaissance ground plan with a circular courtyard within a square building—the only one of its kind in Spain. Amazingly, a monarch has never lived in the palace, nor did it even have a roof until 1957.


    Walking a bit farther, you will soon arrive in the labyrinthine streets of the Albayzin quarter (down part of the quarter), the city’s oldest section. UNESCO has deemed it a World Heritage site for its harmonious blend of Moorish and Andalusian architecture.


    Nearby, you will find the glorious Royal Chapel, the final resting place of Spanish monarchs such as Queen Isabella and Kind Ferdinand. Be sure to see the chapel’s mausoleum, spectacular altarpieces and ornate grilles before enjoying free time and perhaps lunch on your own in the surrounding historical area.


    Afterwards, you will drive back to Malaga.


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    • Adult from: AUD$197.82 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$151.82 AUD
    DURATION 9 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    Available languages:
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    Best Of Madeira

    Funchal, Madeira

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Explore Funchal's cable car ride to Monte, try toboggan ride, visit Eira do Serrado for views, and taste Madeira wine at a famous wine lodge. ...
    Explore Funchal's cable car ride to Monte, try toboggan ride, visit Eira do Serrado for views, and taste Madeira wine at a famous wine lodge. more...

    Departing your ship, drive along Avenida do Mar to reach the terminal. There you’ll board your cable car for a ride over the city and harbor on the way to the Village of Monte, located in the outskirts of Funchal. At Monte you'll have the opportunity to take a trip back to the past when you join the toboggan ride to Livramento. The ride downhill in a wicker sledge is an exciting one, providing you with a taste of the Madeira of past decades, when this was the established form of transport from Monte to Funchal. After a short drive along a winding road you’ll reach Eira do Serrado, offering spectacular views of the interior of the island.


    Take a short walk up to the viewpoint on Pico do Serrado at an altitude of approximately 3,592 feet (1,095 meters), for an amazing view down onto the village of Curral das Freiras (Nuns Valley), a small village located in the heart of the island, nestled between almost perpendicular mountains. In 1566, the nuns from the Santa Clara convent fled from pirates attacking Funchal and found seclusion here where they also brought the convent’s treasure. Your last stop before returning to your ship will be at one of the famous wine lodges in Funchal, where you'll sample and may purchase the world famous Madeira wine.


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    • Adult from: AUD$213.16 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$136.48 AUD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.