SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Island Discovery

    Porto Grande, Cape Verde

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Experience the island's natural attractions by hiking through a picturesque valley, swimming in a volcanically formed lagoon, and gazing over the landscape from high atop a mountain.

    Depart from the pier in Mindelo, the island's cultural capital, and follow a scenic route inland toward Mato Ingles, a charming village founded by English traders in the 19th century. Here, in the serenity of the beautifully stark countryside, you'll enjoy a hike along a flat path through a rather dry valley. The island's interior is noticeably barren, a characteristic that only adds to its drama and visual appeal. Still, there are some small farms scattered about the valleys, growing crops such as corn, potatoes and beans.

    Driving on to the eastern shore, you'll visit Praia Grande, a large crescent-shaped beach. Be sure to note the wonderful contrast between its white sands and the backdrop of black lava mountains. While taking in the spectacle, enjoy a glass of "pontche," a traditional island cocktail made with sugar-cane molasses and "grogue," the national liqueur of Cape Verde. More stunning scenery awaits you at Baia das Gatas, which means Catfish Bay, where you may swim in the sheltered lagoon formed by volcanic eruption centuries ago. Then, linger over a hearty traditional lunch at a nearby restaurant.

    Re-boarding your coach, you'll make your way up Monte Verde, a mountainous nature preserve that lies just a few miles east of Mindelo. During a photo stop here, you'll be treated to some amazing panoramic views. As you make your way back to the pier, you'll be able to view more beaches and villages.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes a hike of approximately 75 minutes, at times over uneven and stony natural surfaces. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair or guests with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Cape Verde has limited tourist infrastructure. Transportation is usually via buses or mini-buses that do not have air-conditioning or microphones and are used at other times as public transportation on the island. Some of the roadways have uneven surfaces. There will be no narration during the driving portions of the tour, and there will likely be a separate guide at each stop along the way. Except at the restaurant, there are no restroom facilities available on this tour.

    • Adult from: C211.25 CAD
    • Child from: C211.25 CAD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Meal
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    Old Town of Cadiz & Flamenco Show

    Seville (Cádiz), Spain

    Duration 3 hrs

    Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the Old Quarter on the way to a nightclub, where you will watch a mesmerizing flamenco performance that tells a passionate story.After walking from the pier, you will continue at a leisurely pace toward the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Quarter, which the Phoenicians founded in the 12th century. Being the oldest continuously occupied city in Western Europe, Cadiz exudes history, as you will soon discover in the Plaza of San Juan de Dios, a square that originated in medieval times.


    As you meander the labyrinthine streets of the Old Quarter, you will pass one architectural treasure after another. Highlights may include the Neoclassical-style Cadiz Cathedral, which boasts a tile dome that appears Moorish, and Calle Ancha, a wide boulevard that is considered the heart of the city. In time, you will arrive at Taberna Flamenco La Cava, a nightclub that showcases the art of flamenco. Before taking your seat, be sure to notice the photos on the wall of some of the most acclaimed flamenco performers in the past 50 years.UNESCO honored flamenco by recognizing it on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


    Andalusia, especially Cadiz, is the heartland of flamenco, an electrifying art form that fuses expressive songs, passionate dancing and emotional music. To enhance your immersion into the local culture, you will be served traditional tapas that may include Serrano ham and Manchego cheese.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking. No transportation is used. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Guests must be 21 to consume alcohol. Video recording is not allowed.
    • Adult from: C98.75 CAD
    • Child from: C86.25 CAD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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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 NCL designated 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: C1,061.25 CAD
    • Child from: C1,061.25 CAD
    DURATION 13 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Granada’s Soul of Andalucía

    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: Tour does not include tickets inside the Alhambra-General Life area. 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: C111.25 CAD
    • Child from: C111.25 CAD
    DURATION 9 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    Available languages:
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    Go Local - Tapas Lesson at Bodega Casa del Marqués

    Seville (Cádiz), 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. 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.

    Need to Know:

    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.

    • Adult from: C223.75 CAD
    • Child from: C223.75 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Go Local - Farmhouse & Traditions

    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

    Duration 2 3/4 hrs

    Gain an understanding of traditional agricultural practices at a farmhouse museum and then browse an 18th-century church built to honor the Madonna answering the villagers’ prayers. The highlight of the open-air museum, known as El Patio, is a farmhouse from the 1840s that is furnished with period pieces that present a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the time. While browsing, you see how the local farmers survived a series of volcanic eruptions that destroyed their fields. It is a fascinating story, as they used traditional techniques to revitalize the land and turn El Patio into the island’s most productive farm. Crops are still grown at El Patio, and you may sample some of them. Not far away, you will find the village of Mancha Blanca, where you will tour the Virgin of Sorrows church. The church was built to honor the Madonna, who supposedly twice answered the villagers’ prayers by diverting lava from nearby volcanoes.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking/standing and this tour includes approximately 60 steps, and there will be some inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. 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.

    • Adult from: C131.25 CAD
    • Child from: C131.25 CAD
    DURATION 2 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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: C123.75 CAD
    • Child from: C98.75 CAD
    DURATION 5.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
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    Go Local - Local Cheese Lovers

    Seville (Cádiz), 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. 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.

    Need to Know:

    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.

    • Adult from: C186.25 CAD
    • Child from: C186.25 CAD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Go Local - Pedregalejo & The Sea

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Duration 3 hrs

    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.

    Need to Know:

    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.

    • Adult from: C248.75 CAD
    • Child from: C248.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Futuro Beach Break

    Fortaleza, Brazil

    Duration 4 hrs

    Depart from the pier and enjoy a brief drive across town to Futuro Beach, a spectacularly well-maintained stretch of sand in the shadow of the port. Because the ride is so short, you will have more than three hours at the beach to enjoy its countless charms.


    Futuro Beach is one of Fortaleza’s most popular spots, so expect it to be vibrant. An area with plenty of lounge chairs has been reserved for your group, so you can comfortably settle in under the shade of an umbrella. The beach itself is wide, flat and nearly five miles long, encouraging you to stroll along the shore, admiring the ever-changing scenery. If the wind conditions are good, you might spot kite surfers zipping across the water.


    However, if you wish to simply relax in the sun, that’s perfectly acceptable as this is your time to enjoy at your own pace. If you get thirsty or hungry, there is an abundance of kiosks up and down the beach, selling refreshments and even full meals. Seafood is a favorite especially dishes featuring fresh-caught crabs, fried fish and baked fish stew. To add to the excitement, there is usually Brazilian music playing somewhere, either live or recorded.


    Following your time at Futuro Beach, you will rejoin your coach and drive the short distance back to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking on this tour is mainly at guests’ discretion, but there will definitely be sandy and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina before participating. Those who elect to participate in any optional activities, including water activities, do so at their own risk and responsibility. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: C123.75 CAD
    • Child from: C123.75 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Lanzarote

    Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

    Duration 5 hrs

    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.


    Need to Know:

    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.
    • Adult from: C61.25 CAD
    • Child from: C61.25 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Explore Montevideo Like a Local

    Montevideo, Uruguay

    Duration 4 hrs

    Experience Uruguay’s energetic capital like a local by browsing two popular markets and relaxing along La Rambla, the popular promenade that runs along the coast. Near the pier, you will find the Montevideo Agricultural Market, a National Heritage site affectionately known as MAM. The locals mostly come for the extraordinary fruits and vegetables, and many of the vendors will offer samples that will be indicative of Montevideo’s cuisine. You can also expect to be offered samples at the Ferrando Market, a much newer attraction packed with fine restaurants and shops selling gourmet products. Like MAM, it is an excellent venue for people-watching. Another candid glimpse at local life awaits you along La Rambla, the popular promenade that follows the coast. A favorite of walkers, runners and bicyclists, La Rambla is probably the ultimate place to take in the local life. To really live like a Uruguayan, try mate, a traditional caffeinated drink that is a national obsession.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Browse two markets, one a National Heritage site, the other known for gourmet products.
    • Sample a variety of fresh produce and unusual dishes and treats at the markets.
    • Enjoy a slice of life by walking along La Rambla, Montevideo’s coastal promenade.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about three hours of walking and standing with some inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. It 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.

    • Adult from: C148.75 CAD
    • Child from: C148.75 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 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 Monday, October 25, 2021 at 01:14pm