SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Full Day Iguazú Falls

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Duration 13 hrs

    Fly to a national park on the border of Argentina and Brazil and behold the staggering power and beauty of Iguazú Falls by walking along trails and cat walks that give you extraordinary views of this amazing natural wonder.


    After departing from the pier, you will transfer to the airport in Buenos Aires and fly directly to Iguazu, which lies inland near Iguazú National Park. The falls were discovered in 1541 by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and established in 1984 as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Situated in Iguazú National Park, the falls are shared by both Brazil and Argentina.


    The massive cascade is made up of 275 separate waterfalls that thunder down sheer cliffs in a majestic display of nature's power. The falls are nearly twice as high and three times as wide as Niagara Falls, a fact not lost on Eleanor Roosevelt who reportedly said, "Poor Niagara," when she beheld roaring Iguazu.


    You will observe this staggeringly beautiful, natural phenomenon by walking a path either above or below the falls. Both trails are extraordinary in their own way.


    Then, following a buffet lunch at a restaurant within the park, you will ride an eco-train to Devil's Throat, which at more than 250 feet high is the single tallest waterfall within Iguazú. Once you are at the Devil's Throat Station, you will have to walk approximately a half mile on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguazu River. Once you get to the end of the catwalk, you will find yourself at a strategic lookout point that rests on the side of the spectacular Devil's Throat. It's truly a glorious sight that you will not soon forget. The surrounding rainforest is equally impressive, as it is home to about 2,000 plant species and 400 bird species, including toucans, parrots and peregrine falcons.


    Following your Iguazu Falls adventure, you will fly back to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel."


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 5 hours of moderate to strenuous walking/standing that includes negotiating wooden cat walks, natural paths and cobblestone surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Participants should be in good physical condition. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended. The particular path taken may vary and the tour sequence and timing are dependent upon flight schedules. This tour must be purchased no later than 30 days prior to the operating date. Cancellations made within 30 days or less are subject to a 100% cancellation penalty. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation.


    This tour is with HOTEL DROP OFF. Guests who depart from Buenos Aires on the day of the tour cannot participate as they will not make it on time to connect with any international fight.


    • Adult from: C1,136.70 CAD
    • Child from: C1,136.70 CAD
    DURATION 13 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Mount Teide With Cable Car

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

    Duration 5.5 hours

    Enjoy the amazing scenery of Teide National Park and ride a cable car up Mount Teide, the world’s third highest volcano and a sacred site for Tenerife’s aboriginal people.


    After departing from the pier, you will drive inland along an immensely picturesque, circuitous route and on into Teide National Park. The largest of the Canary Island national parks, Teide features a colossal stratovolcano that contains Mount Teide, the highest peak on Spanish soil. Its stunning geological formations are so important to understanding how volcanic islands are created that the park has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    The now dormant volcano last erupted in 1798. It also erupted in 1492, supposedly as Christopher Columbus was sailing past on his voyage of discovery. Your approach to Mount Teide will be through a volcanic crater 30 miles in circumference.


    The closer you come to Mount Teide, the more surreal and lunar the landscape will appear. The terrain is a jumble of bizarre natural rock formations, petrified lava rivers and endemic vegetation. One of the most spectacular plants is the red bugloss, a species with 6-foot, cone-shaped stems covered in pinkish-purple blossoms.


    More phenomenal sights await you while ascending Mount Teide via cable car. From this unique perspective, you will enjoy sweeping views of the volcanic landscape and the ancient crater rimmed with red, brown and yellow walls. Upon reaching the summit, you may explore further during free time before retracing your route back to the pier in Tenerife.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Warm jacket recommended as the temperatures can be cooler at the top of the peak. From October to April the temperatures can reach below freezing. It is forbidden to remove any stones or plants from the National Park. This excursion will travel up some mountain roads to approximately 7,000 feet above sea level and eventually to 11,600 feet with the cable car. This tour is not recommended to guests who suffer from heart problems or have previously undergone heart surgery, pregnant women, respiratory problems including asthma or infants under the age of 1 year. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. This tour is subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled at short notice. Due to its popularity, queuing may be experienced at the cable car.
    • Adult from: C132.55 CAD
    • Child from: C105.77 CAD
    DURATION 5.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
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    Game of Thrones – Venture Through Kings Landing

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Duration 4 hours

    Visit several of Old Town’s most iconic sites, which gained even greater fame after serving as locations for the fictional capital King’s Landing in “Game of Thrones.”


    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive in the oldest section of Dubrovnik, a revered UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fans of the TV series “Game of Thrones,” which is based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novels, will recognize this part of Dubrovnik as King’s Landing, the fictional capital of the Seven Kingdoms.


    Your first stop will be imposing Lovrijenac Fortress, located just outside the medieval walls that encircle Old Town. Known as Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar, the 11th-century fortress perches atop a craggy rock overlooking the sea, which represented Blackwater Bay in the books.


    Continuing on, you will enter Old Town and make your way to the defensive walls to the south. After climbing the steps, you will walk along the stone battlements, which afford extraordinary views of the sea and the inner city. These walls appeared in numerous scenes in "Game of Thrones"; they were particularly prominent in the Battle of Blackwater Bay.


    Later, you will enjoy free time within Old Town, where you may explore other sites that you may recognize from the series. For instance, the Jesuit Staircase was where Cersei Lannister began her Walk of Shame in Season Five, and many of the show's market scenes were filmed along St. Dominic Street. Following free time, you will return to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour involves approximately two hours of compulsory walking and is therefore unsuitable for passengers with limited mobility. Lots of steps will be encountered at each of the venues visited. Passengers will have approximately 60 minutes of free time, where walking is at the discretion of the individual. Order of sites may vary. We recommend that you dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses and bring bottled water. Minimum age to participate in this tour is 8.
    • Adult from: C119.16 CAD
    • Child from: C119.16 CAD
    DURATION 4 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Atlantis Aquaventure

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island's Water Park, is a one-of-a-kind 141 acre waterscape. Aquaventure features over twenty million gallons of water, thrilling high-speed water slides like the Mayan Temple and the 7-story Power Tower, a mile long river ride with rolling rapids, a spectacular kids water-play fort, 20 swimming areas, refreshing pools, and access to the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean! Plus access to view the renowned Atlantis marine habitat, home to more than 50,000 fish representing 250 species and the Caribbean's largest casino and stroll through Marina Village, a charming and vibrant marketplace featuring 20 retail shops, restaurants, and local entertainment for a distinctly Bahamian vacation experience.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Complementary lounge chairs and towels will be provided. Some slides and rides require a minimum height of 48 inches. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 3 years of age or younger are free if accompanied by a participating paying parent or guardian at least 18 years of age. There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour, approximately 0.4 mile.


    Bring a credit card for food and beverage purchases. The bus to Atlantis takes approximately 25 minutes each way. Guests are required to meet at the place and time stated on their Shore Excursion ticket, as tickets will not be honoured directly at the resort.


    • Adult from: C239.66 CAD
    • Child from: C145.94 CAD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Height
    • Family Recommended
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    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 7 hrs

    Board your comfortable fast ferry for a 35 minute ride across the Caribbean to the famous resort town of Playa del Carmen , in mainland Mexico. Take an informative, narrated 50 minute ride to Tulum, via an air-conditioned motor coach. On your way to Tulum, you will enjoy a 30 minute restroom/shopping stop at MAYA HA, a local Mayan Cooperative Centre. Get ready to witness the evolution of Mexico through pieces of handcrafted art, find souvenirs, collector's items, clothing and reproductions of ancient Mexican art. Continue on to Tulum, where you'll be escorted by your English speaking guide, with a 45 to 50 minute narrated overview of the ancient walled Mayan City. Visit the famous castle ruins, situated on a spectacular 40 ft. bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.


    You'll also admire the Temple of the Frescos known for its detailed carved figures and frescoes, depicting original Mayan paintings and writings, the Temple of the Descending God, the House of Chultun and the House of Columns. Don´t forget to photograph the giant iguanas sunning on temple walls. Experience and photograph the breathtaking views from the towering cliff. After your guided tour, enjoy 90 minutes of free time to relax or explore ruins on your own. At this point you'll return to Playa del Carmen to board your ferry and return directly to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There is approximately 1 mile of walking over rocky uneven terrain. Ferry ride across may be rough at times and guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into account.
    • Adult from: C159.33 CAD
    • Child from: C100.42 CAD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Skywalk & The Reversing Falls Rapids

    Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

    Duration 2.5 hours

    Experience the thrill of walking high above the Reversing Falls Rapids at the new Skywalk in Saint John! You will be suspended 120 feet above the water on the Skywalk, made using the most advanced technology in glass and steel, which offers an unparalleled view of this natural wonder.


    When you arrive onsite at the Skywalk, there is so much to see and do! Be brave and take a walk on the glass Skywalk, suspended 24 feet past the rock cliff's edge over the Reversing Falls Rapids! Take in a short film that explains the tides in the Bay of Fundy, and how the unique Reversing Falls Rapids are created when the force of the Bay of Fundy collides with the mighty St. John River, forcing the river to reverse direction and flow backwards twice each day! The Skywalk offers an incredible vantage point to take a thrilling walk over the Reversing Falls Rapids!


    Enroute to the Skywalk with your local guide, you tour begins by exploring Saint John's highlights, including the colourful streets of Saint John's historic uptown, a short walk along the water's edge on Harbour Passage, and the breathtaking view from Fort Howe.


    Stop for a photo at Fallsview Park, where the mighty St. John River meets the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy, thus creating this unique phenomenon. Tides in the Bay of Fundy rise-and-fall up to 50 feet each day! Fallsview Park, one of the geosites in Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark, will give you a look at the Reversing Falls Rapids from the lowest point on land, before you make your way to the highest and most exciting lookout at the Skywalk. The rocks at the Reversing Falls Rapids exhibit one of the most interesting stories in the Stonehammer Geopark. Here you can see where two continents collided and view the exposed rock ranging from 50 million to 1 billion years old.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Although rare, severe weather can affect the availability of the Skywalk. Children must be able to walk on their own on the glass Skywalk.
    • Adult from: C132.55 CAD
    • Child from: C132.55 CAD
    DURATION 2.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Rome & The Vatican

    Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Duration 9 1/2 hrs

    You'll see the Eternal City on an orientation drive passing iconic structures which includes the Colosseum of ancient Rome where gladiators fought. In Vatican City admire the beauty of St. Peter's Square, and view some of the treasures of the world's largest church, St. Peter's Basilica during your brief visit. The Vatican Museum is home to masterpieces spanning the centuries, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, topped by Michelangelo's magnificent ceiling. Lunch is included.


    Need to Know:

    Note:

    Tour is quick paced, with an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone terrain and several steps to negotiate. As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. Large bags or backpacks aren't permitted in the Vatican.


    Your guide will join you in Rome, however you'll have an escort with you throughout the day. Expect large crowds at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, especially during summer. Tour will not operate on Sundays as the Vatican is closed.


    • Adult from: C400.32 CAD
    • Child from: C261.08 CAD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    Available languages:
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    Adventure Jeep & Beach

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Drive a Jeep through downtown Nassau and its suburbs, taking in attractions such as the caves where the indigenous Lucayans once lived and then pausing to relax at the beach..


    After a short walk from the pier, you will hop into a Jeep Wrangler and hit the open road. There is plenty to see during your time behind the wheel, starting with downtown Nassau, the capital, largest city and cultural hub of the Bahamas..


    Depending on the route, you might drive through the colourful shopping district on Bay Street and see highlights such as palm-dotted Rawson Square, lovely government buildings such as the Supreme Court and the pink-hued House of Assembly. You will then head west past lovely Cable Beach and on towards the Nassau Caves for a photo stop..


    The Lucayans, the original residents of the Bahamas once lived in these caverns. Settlers later used the caves for religious services and the guano inside to fertilize their crops..


    You will also see the JFK Memorial, which recognizes President John F. Kennedy's 1962 meeting in Nassau to discuss Polaris, the United Kingdom's submarine-based nuclear-weapons program. The fabulous and sprawling Baha Mar resort is another Bahamian landmark that you will pass. .


    Free time on one of Nassau's most inviting beaches follows, during which you might stroll along the shore, bask in the sun or simply admire the natural beauty and serenity of the sea. Then after a bountiful lunch at the Bahamian Grill, you will return to the pier..


    Need to Know:

    Note: Tour is priced per person, not per vehicle, you may be paired with other guests, maximum 4 guests per vehicle. The minimum age to drive is 21 years with a valid driver’s license. There are 3 stops on the tour where you will be able to switch drivers. Maximum weight limit is 300 lbs. per person.
    • Adult from: C212.88 CAD
    • Child from: C172.71 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

    Juneau, Alaska

    Duration 4 hrs

    This sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale watching! Following a short motorcoach ride to scenic Auke Bay, you'll board a water jet powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, comfortable, spacious main cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced Captain guides you through the island studded waters of Stephens Passage. Against a majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoise, harbour seals, bald eagles, bears and deer.


    The operators of this tour guarantee that you'll see a whale. If not, you'll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the vessel. Don't anticipate a refund; in the past 10+ years, whales have been sighted on every tour! To fully enjoy the sights and sounds of a close encounter with wildlife, be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation deck and don't forget your camera! Day use binoculars and a souvenir wildlife guide and map are provided, along with complimentary snacks and beverages.

    • Adult from: C246.35 CAD
    • Child from: C139.24 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Guests with Disabilities
    • Family Recommended
    • Snack
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    Chacchoben, Beach & Lunch

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    This tour offers local culture, Mayan history and a beach buffet with open bar. Your guide will meet you at the end of the pier and escort you to your air-conditioned transfer vehicle, waiting nearby. Listen as your guide shares interesting information about the local area and culture while you pass through a fishing village with ocean views. Continue en route to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins, also known as "The Place of the Red Corn" to learn about the fascinating Mayans. Enjoy a guided tour of this unique archaeological site set in beautiful surroundings and still partially covered by the rainforest.


    Climb to the top of the "Gran Basamento" taking you above the tree tops to visit two sacred temples. Before leaving, you'll have the opportunity to buy souvenirs from the onsite gift store. Your journey continues to a Mexican buffet waiting for you at one of Costa Maya's most luxurious beaches. After your meal, sunbathe on a sun lounger, relax in a hammock, take a swim in the ocean, play beach volleyball and enjoy complimentary national cocktails. Feeling fully relaxed, well fed and in good spirits, your transfer awaits to return you to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Transfer time to the ruins is approximately one hour. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women and persons with back or neck injuries. Guests with recent surgeries, heart or respiratory conditions are not allowed to participate. There is an approximately $5.00 USD Government imposed fee for the use of video cameras on site. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring sun block, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, camera, bathing suit, towel and extra spending money. Guest may purchase additional soft drinks, chips and cookies at the archeological site. Guests will have between 10 to 15 minutes for purchases at the local market inside the archeological site.
    • Adult from: C212.88 CAD
    • Child from: C159.33 CAD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Highlights Tour Package - (BCN Embark)

    Barcelona, Spain

    Duration Various

    This package lets you discover the highlights of each destination while taking advantage of a 20% discount. Tours included in this package are:


    Naples, Italy - NAP_56 Pompeii Excavations


    Civitavecchia, Italy - CIV_61 Rome Highlights


    Livorno, Italy - LIV_53 Florence & Pisa


    Cannes, France - CEQ_58 Highlights of Nice


    Palma, Spain - PMI_52 Palma in Depth


    Please see individual tours for content.


    Need to Know:

    Note: You will also receive a 20% discount on additional tours purchased; prices will be adjusted onboard. Package is non-refundable, not exchangeable. Only for guests embarking in Barcelona.
    • Adult from: C804.66 CAD
    • Child from: C522.16 CAD
    DURATION Various
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    Available languages:
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    Granada, The Soul of Andalusia

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Duration 9 hours

    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.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Due to traffic conditions, the tour duration may vary from 8-9 hours. This tour includes approximately 2½ hours of walking, some of it over cobblestone surfaces plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: C119.16 CAD
    • Child from: C119.16 CAD
    DURATION 9 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    Available languages:

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 Friday, May 25, 2018 at 03:14pm