Shore EXCURSIONS

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Shore Excursions (9)

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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Coruna

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in La Coruna! 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 La Coruna! 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 La Coruna! 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 panoramic drive by San Carlos Gardens. You will have designated selfie stops at: • Tower of Hercules
    • Playa de Riazor
    • Mount San Pedro
    • Maria Pita Statue
    • Crystal House


    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 at the Old Quarter.


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    • Adult from: C74.63 CAD
    • Child from: C74.63 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green- Sotavento Makes It Green

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    View various renewable energy technologies at work at the Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm, a facility that showcases different ways to reach the same energy goals. ...
    View various renewable energy technologies at work at the Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm, a facility that showcases different ways to reach the same energy goals. more...

    View various renewable energy technologies at work at the Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm, a facility that showcases different ways to reach the same energy goals. The wind farm is so impressive that UNESCO recognized it for successfully integrating renewable energies. While in the control room at the heart of the facility, you will discover exactly how the wind turbines operate and how solar energy is harnessed, stored, and distributed. There is also an extraordinary information center with easy-to-understand displays that explain the many types of renewable energies and how they are used worldwide. You might even try a cup of hot chocolate or coffee made with solar power. The wind farm also features a separate bioclimatic house that is remarkably energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The house is constructed with natural materials and oriented to optimize the natural sunlight and wind that provides its energy.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • See how various renewable energies power the Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm.
    • Get an insider’s point of view by browsing the control room and information center.
    • Tour a separate bioclimatic house designed to be energy-efficient and eco-friendly.


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


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    • Adult from: C125.22 CAD
    • Child from: C125.22 CAD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Highlights of La Coruña

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 3 hrs

    This pleasant tour gives you a great overview of some of La Coruña's most notable sights. ...
    This pleasant tour gives you a great overview of some of La Coruña's most notable sights. more...

    This pleasant tour gives you a great overview of some of La Coruña's most notable sights.


    Boarding your coach at the pier, it's a short transfer to the heart of historic La Coruña. Upon arrival, you will leave your coach behind and commence a guided walking tour through the ancient, narrow streets to Maria Pita Square. Enjoy a stroll through San Carlos Gardens, declared a Historic-Artistic sight, it is truly one of the most charming and beautiful spots in La Coruña. These wonderful gardens are located inside the battlements of the fortress of San Carlos and date back to 1843.


    Continuing on, your route will take you along the promenade, passing unusual Celtic stone monoliths while on your way to the remarkable Tower of Hercules. Now declared a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built by the Romans in the 2nd Century AD by the order of the Emperor Trajan. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world that is still in operation and can be seen from 32 miles away.


    Rejoining your coach, you will travel back to the pier where your tour concludes.


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    • Adult from: C87.28 CAD
    • Child from: C61.98 CAD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Historic Santiago de Compostela

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Discover the allure of the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Santiago de Compostela on this full day tour. ...
    Discover the allure of the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Santiago de Compostela on this full day tour. more...

    Discover the allure of the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Santiago de Compostela on this full day tour.


    Traveling by coach, it's a comfortable ride of just over 1 hour to this charming town that offers visitors a magical glimpse into the past. Upon arrival, you will disembark your coach for a ten-minute walk to the center of the city where you will find the famous cathedral at Plaza del Obradoiro. Here, you can appreciate the great Romanesque architecture of the Cathedral and surrounding buildings. Positioned to one side of the Cathedral is the well-known Hostal de Los Reyes Catolicos, a former hospital which is now a luxurious hotel. Directly opposite the Cathedral is the Palacio de Rajoy. Built in the 18th century, the Palace today serves as the Town Hall and also the parliament building for the regional government.


    Making your way to the Hostal de Los Reyes Católicos, you will be treated to a leisurely lunch of local favorites accompanied by a glass of rosé wine. Following lunch, your guide will provide you with plenty of information from the exterior of the Cathedral. Afterwards, those who wish may enter the Cathedral independently during the free time you will be provided. For those who choose to enter, you will find a unique gamut of architectural styles. Romanesque, Baroque and Ogival Gothic styles are all combined with the most elegant Plateresque throughout the vast confines of the cathedral. There is also a silver urn containing the ashes of St. James, the Apostle of Santiago. The urn is kept in a small crypt situated immediately under the ornate high altar dominated by the carved image of the Patron Saint of Spain.


    Your guided tour resumes with a walk through the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela. Before rejoining your coach for the transfer back to the ship, free time will be provided to explore on your own or do some souvenir shopping.


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    • Adult from: C251.71 CAD
    • Child from: C188.46 CAD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Panoramic La Coruña

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    This mostly panoramic tour provides you with the perfect opportunity to gain a glimpse of many of La Coruña's landmarks. ...
    This mostly panoramic tour provides you with the perfect opportunity to gain a glimpse of many of La Coruña's landmarks. more...

    This mostly panoramic tour provides you with the perfect opportunity to gain a glimpse of many of La Coruña's landmarks.


    Starting off, you will commence on a panoramic drive around La Coruña, which includes passing by the gardens of Los Cantones which were built on reclaimed land. Be sure to watch for The Galleries houses whose windows reflect sunlight, and whose façades were built by fishermen out of wood and glass. You will also pass the San Anton Castle before making a stop at the Tower of Hercules. Now declared a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tower was built by the Romans in the 2nd century AD by the order of the Emperor Trajan. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world that is still in operation and can be seen from 32 miles away. You will be afforded free time to walk around the monument and the Park before continuing on.


    Next, you'll drive along the promenade, passing by the new refurbished Aquarium of La Coruña, the Museum of Mankind and the Millennium Obelisk made of glass. From the wonderful vantage point of Mount San Pedro, you will be treated to some marvelous views of the ocean, the tower of Hercules and the city, as well as seeing the cannons here that have a range of 20 miles.


    Before returning to the ship, you will visit the delightful Maria Pita Square, named for the lady who defeated Sir Francis Drake, and have time on your own to further explore or shop for a souvenir. The choice is yours to return to the pier with your guide, or stay in town and make your own way back to the ship at your leisure.


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    • Adult from: C74.63 CAD
    • Child from: C49.33 CAD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    La Coruña & Betanzos

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a panoramic tour of La Coruña and visit the famous village of Betanzos on this excellent half-day tour. ...
    Enjoy a panoramic tour of La Coruña and visit the famous village of Betanzos on this excellent half-day tour. more...

    Enjoy a panoramic tour of La Coruña and visit the famous village of Betanzos on this excellent half-day tour.


    Commencing from the pier, you will first enjoy a drive through La Coruña, passing the famous Tower of Hercules. Now declared a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tower was built by the Romans in the 2nd century AD by the order of the Emperor Trajan. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world that is still used for its original purpose of guiding ships into the harbor and amazingly, its light can be seen from 32 miles away. Next, your coach will travel along the seafront promenade past the San Anton Castle, which now houses the Archeological Museum.


    Leaving La Coruña behind, you will make the 45 minute drive to Betanzos, a wonderful Galician town that offers a genuine and unspoiled view of the region and its colorful past. Upon arrival, you will embark on a guided walking tour of this former Roman town that emerged from the ancient settlement of Castro de Untia. The town later came into an era of prosperity when King Alfonso IX granted it the same law-code as La Coruña. However, it was the mighty Andrade family and other noblemen who were the protagonists of Betanzos' medieval history, hence the name of Betanzos de Los Caballeros ('of the Knights'). The nobility and bourgeois who made their homes here, attracted the Franciscans, whose church is a masterpiece of the Galician art. A visit to the Church of San Francisco is included in your tour as well as viewing several other notable sights, such as the 16th century clock tower and well-preserved town walls.


    Before rejoining your coach for the drive back to La Coruña, you will make your way to a local hotel for a refreshment break.


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    • Adult from: C125.22 CAD
    • Child from: C87.28 CAD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Betanzos & Garden of Pazo de Mariñán

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 5 hrs

    Your tour begins with a stop at the historic Castle of Santa Cruz. The Castle was built right on the shore by orders of Captain General D. Diego das Mariñas in 1594, in order to defend the bay of La Coruña. It was to defend the entry to the Ría de A Coruña. In 1640 the defensive system was completed by pieces of artillery. ...
    Your tour begins with a stop at the historic Castle of Santa Cruz. The Castle was built right on the shore by orders of Captain General D. Diego das Mariñas in 1594, in order to defend the bay of La Coruña. It was to defend the entry to the Ría de A Coruña. In 1640 the defensive system was completed by pieces of artillery. more...

    Your tour begins with a stop at the historic Castle of Santa Cruz. The Castle was built right on the shore by orders of Captain General D. Diego das Mariñas in 1594, in order to defend the bay of La Coruña. It was to defend the entry to the Ría de A Coruña. In 1640 the defensive system was completed by pieces of artillery.


    Afterwards, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Betanzos, the former Roman town that emerged from the ancient settlement of Castro de Untia. This unspoiled, traditional town contains wonderful examples of medieval architecture, with various houses still bearing coats of arms. The quaint fishing quarter also adds to the charm and ambiance of this popular location. Once a flourishing port, it now lies some distance from the sea. The town, like many in Galicia, is cut into a slope and has a number of different built up tiers as it rises above its estuarial rivers, the Mandeo and Mendo.


    You will next make your way to the 18th century Pazo de Mariñán. Located on the banks of the Betanzos and Mandeo rivers, it is perhaps one of the best Pazos in Galicia and Spain. Retracing the historical events that occurred at this location have helped to identify the Pazo's most famous owner, the influential Gómez Pérez das Marinas. Living here during the 15th century, he is remembered as the invincible defender of the city of La Coruña against the attacks from the Count of Benavente. As soon as you enter the grounds, you will discover unique gardens that include giant shade-creating banana trees, walnut trees from India and huge eucalyptus trees, all of which stand in greeting as you make your way inside. The path that leads up to the Pazo is a paved road, bordered by two rows of trees. This spectacular arrangement of trees becomes visible shortly after passing a Piceas planted on the left side of the path, and on the right side, a colorful row of Camellias.


    Further along the path you will discover the Pazo´s Chapel, which was originally built by Costanza das Marinas in the 15th century in honor of Saint Roque. The Italian influence in the garden is evidenced in the stairway that is connected to the terrace. The stairways also lead to the owner's once private gardens, which are decorated with fountains, busts and statues of the Count of Mos.


    At the conclusion of your visit to the Pazo de Mariñán and gardens, you will rejoin your coach and make your way back to the pier. Your return has you driving along the picturesque Antabro Gulf, passing by Meirás and Sada.


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    • Adult from: C99.92 CAD
    • Child from: C74.63 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Walking Tour of La Coruña & Tapas

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    What better way to discover a destination up-close than on foot. This delightful and delicious tour allows you to not only experience the charming atmosphere of La Coruña, but its lively Galician food culture as well. ...
    What better way to discover a destination up-close than on foot. This delightful and delicious tour allows you to not only experience the charming atmosphere of La Coruña, but its lively Galician food culture as well. more...

    What better way to discover a destination up-close than on foot. This delightful and delicious tour allows you to not only experience the charming atmosphere of La Coruña, but its lively Galician food culture as well.


    Your tour begins with a brief walk from the pier to the beachfront that runs along the Atlantic coastline. Along the way, you will pass by many conservatories and beautiful old homes that capture the character of La Coruña. From here, it's on to the San Agustín Market, which is the town's main food market. Every day, a huge variety of products are available for purchase here and the Market is especially well-known for its impressive and wide-ranging selection of seafood.


    Next, you will have the opportunity to enjoy local tapas as your tour takes you around to two local taverns, know as tapas bars. During your visit, you will be treated to various tapas, which are typically made with fresh seafood and ham, accompanied by the best wines in Galicia, like Albariño or Ribeiro.


    Following your visit to the tapas bars, your guide will escort you back to the pier where your tour concludes.


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    • Adult from: C163.17 CAD
    • Child from: C125.22 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    The Historical City of Lugo

    La Coruña, Spain

    Duration 7 hrs

    Travel to the fascinating Roman fortified city of Lugo and immerse yourself in its more than two thousand years of history. ...
    Travel to the fascinating Roman fortified city of Lugo and immerse yourself in its more than two thousand years of history. more...

    Travel to the fascinating Roman fortified city of Lugo and immerse yourself in its more than two thousand years of history.


    It's a drive of just over one hour from the pier in La Coruna to Lugo, located on the northwest end of the Iberian Peninsula and magnificently situated on a smooth promontory that overlooks the Miño River. Arriving in the city, you'll first enjoy a short panoramic drive around its impressive Roman wall, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Wall, which is the only Roman wall in the world to have kept its entire perimeter intact, is over one mile in length and features eighty-five imposing towers.


    l Then, leaving your coach behind, you will commence a comprehensive guided walking tour of just over two hours. Part of your walking tour takes you along the pedestrian path that is atop the Wall, and offers a wonderful view of the old quarter. Your walk also has you passing by important Roman heritage sites, such as the archeological remains sheltered in the House of the Mosaics, the Provincial Museum, the Porta Miñá Museum, the Roman Spa and the Chapel of Santa Eulalia de Bóveda and the Cathedral, where the Holy Eucharist can be contemplated day and night. Following your walking tour, you will be treated to a leisurely lunch consisting of local favorites before rejoining your coach for the drive back to the pier in La Coruna. less

    • Adult from: C188.46 CAD
    • Child from: C137.87 CAD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

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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.