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    Go Local - Explore Florence Like a Local

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 9 hrs

    Experience the real Florence by mingling with the residents at a popular market, sampling Florentine delicacies and browsing the less commercialized Oltrarno distric ...
    Experience the real Florence by mingling with the residents at a popular market, sampling Florentine delicacies and browsing the less commercialized Oltrarno distric more...

    Experience the real Florence by mingling with the residents at a popular market, sampling Florentine delicacies and browsing the less commercialized Oltrarno district. The fun will begin at San Lorenzo Market, which occupies a beautifully restored cast-iron building constructed in the 1870s. Although you may recognize some of the delicacies, be sure to ask the guide if you can’t identify something or don’t know its name. Chances are, you will see lampredotto, a Florentine specialty of cow stomach slow-cooked with vegetables and served on a crunchy bun. It is considered comfort food. After sampling a selection of more well-known products such as cheese, salami and olives, you will walk toward the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the city. The famed Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore overlooks the square, and its dome has become a symbol of the city. Then, after stopping for a cup of creamy gelato, you will enjoy free time to explore the Oltrarno district.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Mingle with the locals while browsing Florence’s popular San Lorenzo Market.
    • Sample local delicacies such as salamis and cheeses and some more exotic ones.
    • Explore Florence’s authentic, less commercialized Oltrarno district.

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    • Adult from: C268.75 CAD
    • Child from: C268.75 CAD
    DURATION 9 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Villagelife of Valbonne & Olives of Opio

    Cannes, France

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    Discover the charms of two inland villages, one a medieval gem with fine shopping, the other featuring a rare olive mill. Unlike other villages in Provence, Valbonne was designed on a Roman grid plan, so the streets are straight and perpendicular rather than winding. ...
    Discover the charms of two inland villages, one a medieval gem with fine shopping, the other featuring a rare olive mill. Unlike other villages in Provence, Valbonne was designed on a Roman grid plan, so the streets are straight and perpendicular rather than winding. more...

    Discover the charms of two inland villages, one a medieval gem with fine shopping, the other featuring a rare olive mill. Unlike other villages in Provence, Valbonne was designed on a Roman grid plan, so the streets are straight and perpendicular rather than winding. After a guided walking tour through the leafy plazas, you will enjoy free time in Valbonne. You might be surprised by how cosmopolitan it is, especially with regard to shopping and dining. You will then drive a bit farther inland to Opio, a smaller village surrounded by olive groves and pine trees. Opio has one of the area’s few remaining olive mills, which has been operating since the 15th century. Now powered by electricity rather than water, the mill still presses fresh oil from locally gathered olives as it has for centuries. After hearing about the mill’s history, you will sample some the olives and freshly pressed oil with a glass of wine.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Enjoy a leisurely and immensely picturesque drive inland to two villages in Provence.
    • Spend free time in medieval Valbonne, where you may shop in its sophisticated boutiques.
    • Sample olives, freshly pressed olive oil and a glass of wine at a 15th-century olive mill.

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    • Adult from: C198.75 CAD
    • Child from: C198.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Mallorca

    Palma, Majorca, Spain

    Duration 5 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Mallorca! ...
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    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Mallorca!


    Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as you can find wi-fi in some stops along the route in real time. Your accompanying guide will share some tricks on how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Discover Mallorca’s wealth of treasures that is a must-see for every visit to the island, and which will take your breath away on each and every click. You will have designated selfie stops at: • Bellver Castle
    • La Escollera & Cathedral
    • Valldemossa
    • Na Foradada/Son Marroig
    • Port De Soller


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    • Adult from: C73.75 CAD
    • Child from: C73.75 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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. ...
    You'll see the Eternal City on an orientation drive passing iconic structures which includes the Colosseum of ancient Rome where gladiators fought. more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: C386.25 CAD
    • Child from: C248.75 CAD
    DURATION 9 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Let's Take a Selfie - Florence & Pisa

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 7 hrs

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


    Your tour will start with a scenic drive from the ship to Piazza della Signoria. Your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • Piazza della Signoria
    • Santa Maria de Fiore Cathedral
    • Piazza della Repubblica
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Piazzale Michelangelo
    • The Tower of Pisa


    To make this experience even more fun, you will be provided with a selfie stick and utilize our Selfie Station in order to help catch the perfect picture. During the tour, you will stop for some traditional treats and a wine tasting.


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    • Adult from: C161.25 CAD
    • Child from: C148.75 CAD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Israel: Grand Overland - Single Occupancy

    Ashdod, Israel

    Duration 2 Days / 1 Night

    This amazing 2-day adventure fully showcases the mesmerizing sights and extraordinary heritage of Israel. The memories of your time spent immersing yourself in the cultural environment and sounds of this captivating land will no doubt remain with you long after you have left its borders. Explore the heart of the Holy Land by visiting many of the most hallowed religious areas, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the Dead Sea and Nazareth. ...
    This amazing 2-day adventure fully showcases the mesmerizing sights and extraordinary heritage of Israel. The memories of your time spent immersing yourself in the cultural environment and sounds of this captivating land will no doubt remain with you long after you have left its borders. Explore the heart of the Holy Land by visiting many of the most hallowed religious areas, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the Dead Sea and Nazareth. more...

    This amazing 2-day adventure fully showcases the mesmerizing sights and extraordinary heritage of Israel. The memories of your time spent immersing yourself in the cultural environment and sounds of this captivating land will no doubt remain with you long after you have left its borders. Explore the heart of the Holy Land by visiting many of the most hallowed religious areas, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the Dead Sea and Nazareth.


    This overnight program is conducted in a minibus holding no more than 10 guests and a driver and guide in each vehicle.


    DAY 1
    Departing the port of Ashdod, you will have a scenic drive to Jerusalem crossing Israel’s low land and up the Judean Mountains. The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty and was once considered the center of the world. Note: Eat a hearty breakfast on board before departing.


    Your visit to Jerusalem will start with a stop at Mount Scopus. From this vantage point high above the city, you will have the opportunity to see the breathtaking view of the entire city spread out in front of you.


    Next you will visit the Garden of Gethsemane. According to the gospels, it was here in these olive groves that Jesus and his disciples prayed together on the night before he was arrested. You will also have time to visit the Church of the Agony, also Known as the Church of All Nations, which displays a mosaic depicting the betrayal of Jesus by Judas.


    After a short drive you’ll start your voyage back in history. With your guide you will now start your walk through the Old City via the Dung Gate. You will visit the Western Wall which early European visitors nicknamed the "Wailing Wall" as it where Jews gathered to mourn the destruction of their temple by the Romans in 70AD. Revered as the sole remnant of the 2nd Temple, the massive Western Wall is actually part of the Temple Mount foundation erected by Herod the Great. The Wall is the most sacred Jewish shrine in world.


    Coming out of the Jewish Quarter and crossing the Muslim Quarter you will follow part of the route of the Via Dolorosa (The Way of Cross). This ancient cobbled road runs between the supposed location of Jesus' trail by Pontius Pilate and the site of his crucifixion. This route will lead you to the Hill of Golgotha and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The church is believed to enshrine the sites of Christ's crucifixion, entombment and resurrection.


    The 12th century church is shared by several Christian denominations. Steep steps lead to the second level where a shrine is situated in Calvary or Golgotha. Explore this huge church and experience the unique atmosphere of this place created by pilgrims from all over the world. Note: expect crowds and possible delays here.


    Re-join your minibus at the Jaffa Gate and you will be driven to your lunch venue.


    After lunch, you’ll head south through the Judean Hills to the city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, located on the desert rim. Here you will visit the Church of the Nativity with a local guide. Built by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 339AD, this church is a UNESCO world heritage site and is built above a cave where the birth of Jesus is believed to have taken place. It is an important place of pilgrimage in the Christian faith. After your visit you will be given some time to browse through the various craft shops that can be found in this area.


    Back on your minibus you will drive back to Jerusalem for a panoramic drive through the city. You will pass by some important landmarks including the Hebrew University, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), the State Supreme High Court and the illuminated Old City walls- definitely an unforgettable site.


    Check in to your hotel where the remainder of the evening is at your leisure and dinner is on your own.


    DAY 2
    After a enjoying an Israeli buffet breakfast at your hotel, check out and proceed across the Judean Desert to one of the wonders off the world, the Dead Sea.


    At more than 400m (1280 feet) below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. The mineral laden water is undrinkable and supports no life. You will visit a leading resort on its shore and experience a classic moment for travelers to the Holy Land: a “Floating Experience”. The saltwater keeps even non-swimmers afloat.


    Situated on the northern part of the Dead Sea, not far from Jericho, this beach offers the ultimate opportunity, to experience floating in the salty water along with using the famous mineral mud that you can find naturally on the sea floor.
    After leaving the Dead Sea, drive along the Jordan Valley to your lunch venue located in a restaurant by the Sea of Galilee.


    After lunch, visit Yardenit, the baptismal site on the banks of the Jordan River. Here a short visit will be made to the Baptism site and the many souvenir stalls.


    Next, enjoy a scenic drive from the Sea of Galilee up to the Lower Galilee Hills. Pass the Village of Canna, where Jesus is believed to have performed his first miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding. Finally, you will reach Nazareth - the childhood home of Jesus Christ.


    Visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph, before re-joining your minibus for the drive to the port of Haifa where you will re-embark the ship.


    Please note: Light-weight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. When visiting the religious sites conservative attire is required. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Order of sites visited may vary. Swimming in the Dead Sea is optional. Please bring or wear your swimsuit under your clothing if you wish to swim. Also bring a towel or you can rent one for $4 USD per person (price subject to change). Changing facilities are provided.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details and the timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team after you have boarded the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    DAY 1
    6:30am Disembark in Ashdod and meet your guide and driver
    7:00am Drive to Jerusalem. The drive is approximately 1.5 hours.
    NOTE: A restroom stop is not scheduled until you reach Jerusalem.
    8:30am Stop at Mount Scopus for a panoramic view over the Old City
    9:00am Drive to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit to the Church or the Agony
    10:00am Walking tour of the Old City
    1:00pm Drive to the lunch venue
    1:30pm Buffet lunch
    2:30pm Drive to Bethlehem
    3:00pm Visit Bethlehem including the Church of the Nativity and shopping opportunity
    5:00pm Return to Jerusalem
    5:30pm Panoramic drive of Jerusalem
    6:15pm Check in at your hotel
    Remainder of the evening at leisure, dinner on own
    Overnight at the Prima Kings or similar hotel


    DAY 2
    7:00am Buffet breakfast at your hotel
    8:00am Drive to the Dead Sea
    9:00am Optional swim in the Dead Sea – Kalia Beach
    11:00am Drive to lunch venue
    1:00pm Buffet lunch
    2:00pm Drive to Nazareth
    3:00pm Visit Nazareth including the Church of Annunciations and St. Joseph Church
    5:00pm Drive to Haifa
    6:00pm Approximate time of arrival at the port of Haifa to re-board the ship


    Expected Weather:

    • The hot season lasts from the end of May to the beginning of October with an average daily high temperature above 79°F.
    • The cool season lasts from the beginning of December to the beginning of March with an average daily high temperature at or below 59°F.
    • On average, the warmest months are July and August with an average maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F).
    • The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 11°C (51°F).
    • The months of January, February, March and December have a high chance of precipitation.


    What to Bring:
    comfortable, non-slip walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, light loose clothing, a towel and swimsuit, umbrella or light jacket in case of rain


    Currency:
    The current official currency of Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). Credit cards are widely accepted.


    Electricity:
    The Israeli power supply is single-phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most power sockets in Israel have three pinholes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they enter the country. Please check Visa regulations with the Israeli Consulate in your country of residence for your nationality.


    *We will only substitute a hotel in unforeseen situations. If a hotel is substituted, it will be similar and with equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of any changes before departure, then the hotel listed in this program will be used.


    Program Includes for guests:

    • One-night stay in Jerusalem at the Prima Kings Hotel – Classic Room (maximum 2 guests per room)
    • One breakfast included tea, coffee or juice and two lunches including mineral water and 1 glass of wine per person
    • Light grab and go snack on the minibus – Day 1
    • All transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees as per program

    • One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


      Program Excludes for guests:

      • Any meals and drinks not specified above
      • Gratuities to driver and guide
      • Hotel incidentals including room service, laundry, telephone calls and mini bar
      • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


      Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


      All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


      Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: C1,123.75 CAD
    • Child from: C1,123.75 CAD
    DURATION 2 Days / 1 Night
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Masada & The Dead Sea

    Ashdod, Israel

    Duration 11 1/2 hrs

    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history. ...
    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history. more...

    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history.


    Boarding your coach at the pier, you will first travel through the dramatic landscape of the Negev desert and descend 3,600 feet toward the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. Your first stop will be at the breathtaking location of Masada, the most spectacular ancient archaeological site in Israel. Upon arrival, you will ascend by cable car to the summit of this mountaintop fortress which was built by Herod the Great. Plenty of time will be allowed to explore the magnificent ancient ruins, which include Herod's three-tiered palace, the synagogue, the baths, the defending walls and the water cisterns that are still to this day considered an engineering feat.


    After a morning of extraordinary vistas, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch overlooking the pale, still waters of the Dead Sea. Following your meal, you will be given the opportunity to experience the exquisite sensation of floating effortlessly upon the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. With more salt and minerals than any other body of water in the world, the Dead Sea is considered to be a natural health and beauty spa.


    Your afternoon continues with a picturesque drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Qumran and the Qumran Visitor's Center. From this vantage point, the Qumran Caves are clearly visible. It was here in 1947 that a Bedouin shepherd boy discovered the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical manuscripts in the world.


    Departing Qumran, you'll ascend into the Judean Hills, sighting Jericho to the north as you make your way back to Ashdod. Undoubtedly, the impact of the remarkable sites you have seen will remain with you for many years to come.


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    • Adult from: C248.75 CAD
    • Child from: C223.75 CAD
    DURATION 11 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Let's Take a Selfie – Corfu

    Corfu, Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

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


    Your tour will start with a scenic drive from the ship to a Koumquat Distillery where you will have the chance to taste a variety of wines and ouzo.


    Afterwards, your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • Paleokastritsa
    • Bellavista Viewpoint
    • Makrades Villages
    • St. Spyridon Church & Royal Palace


    To make this experience even more fun, you will be provided with a selfie stick and utilize our Selfie Station in order to help catch the perfect picture.


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    • Adult from: C123.75 CAD
    • Child from: C123.75 CAD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let's Take a Selfie – Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Duration 4 hrs

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


    Your tour will start with a scenic drive from the ship to the Rivera Viewpoint. Your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • The Rivera Viewpoint
    • The Stradun
    • Assumption Cathedral
    • Jesuit Staircase
    • Pile Gate


    To make this experience even more fun, you will be provided with a selfie stick and utilize our Selfie Station in order to help catch the perfect picture. During the tour, you will experience a Sweet Prošek wine tasting.


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    • Adult from: C123.75 CAD
    • Child from: C111.25 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Israel: Grand Overland - Double Occupancy

    Ashdod, Israel

    Duration 2 Days / 1 Night

    This amazing 2-day adventure fully showcases the mesmerizing sights and extraordinary heritage of Israel. The memories of your time spent immersing yourself in the cultural environment and sounds of this captivating land will no doubt remain with you long after you have left its borders. Explore the heart of the Holy Land by visiting many of the most hallowed religious areas, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the Dead Sea and Nazareth. ...
    This amazing 2-day adventure fully showcases the mesmerizing sights and extraordinary heritage of Israel. The memories of your time spent immersing yourself in the cultural environment and sounds of this captivating land will no doubt remain with you long after you have left its borders. Explore the heart of the Holy Land by visiting many of the most hallowed religious areas, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the Dead Sea and Nazareth. more...

    This amazing 2-day adventure fully showcases the mesmerizing sights and extraordinary heritage of Israel. The memories of your time spent immersing yourself in the cultural environment and sounds of this captivating land will no doubt remain with you long after you have left its borders. Explore the heart of the Holy Land by visiting many of the most hallowed religious areas, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the Dead Sea and Nazareth.


    This overnight program is conducted in a minibus holding no more than 10 guests and a driver and guide in each vehicle.


    DAY 1
    Departing the port of Ashdod, you will have a scenic drive to Jerusalem crossing Israel’s low land and up the Judean Mountains. The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty and was once considered the center of the world. Note: Eat a hearty breakfast on board before departing.


    Your visit to Jerusalem will start with a stop at Mount Scopus. From this vantage point high above the city, you will have the opportunity to see the breathtaking view of the entire city spread out in front of you.


    Next you will visit the Garden of Gethsemane. According to the gospels, it was here in these olive groves that Jesus and his disciples prayed together on the night before he was arrested. You will also have time to visit the Church of the Agony, also Known as the Church of All Nations, which displays a mosaic depicting the betrayal of Jesus by Judas.


    After a short drive you’ll start your voyage back in history. With your guide you will now start your walk through the Old City via the Dung Gate. You will visit the Western Wall which early European visitors nicknamed the "Wailing Wall" as it where Jews gathered to mourn the destruction of their temple by the Romans in 70AD. Revered as the sole remnant of the 2nd Temple, the massive Western Wall is actually part of the Temple Mount foundation erected by Herod the Great. The Wall is the most sacred Jewish shrine in world.


    Coming out of the Jewish Quarter and crossing the Muslim Quarter you will follow part of the route of the Via Dolorosa (The Way of Cross). This ancient cobbled road runs between the supposed location of Jesus' trail by Pontius Pilate and the site of his crucifixion. This route will lead you to the Hill of Golgotha and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The church is believed to enshrine the sites of Christ's crucifixion, entombment and resurrection.


    The 12th century church is shared by several Christian denominations. Steep steps lead to the second level where a shrine is situated in Calvary or Golgotha. Explore this huge church and experience the unique atmosphere of this place created by pilgrims from all over the world. Note: expect crowds and possible delays here.


    Re-join your minibus at the Jaffa Gate and you will be driven to your lunch venue.


    After lunch, you’ll head south through the Judean Hills to the city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, located on the desert rim. Here you will visit the Church of the Nativity with a local guide. Built by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 339AD, this church is a UNESCO world heritage site and is built above a cave where the birth of Jesus is believed to have taken place. It is an important place of pilgrimage in the Christian faith. After your visit you will be given some time to browse through the various craft shops that can be found in this area.


    Back on your minibus you will drive back to Jerusalem for a panoramic drive through the city. You will pass by some important landmarks including the Hebrew University, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), the State Supreme High Court and the illuminated Old City walls- definitely an unforgettable site.


    Check in to your hotel where the remainder of the evening is at your leisure and dinner is on your own.


    DAY 2
    After a enjoying an Israeli buffet breakfast at your hotel, check out and proceed across the Judean Desert to one of the wonders off the world, the Dead Sea.


    At more than 400m (1280 feet) below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. The mineral laden water is undrinkable and supports no life. You will visit a leading resort on its shore and experience a classic moment for travelers to the Holy Land: a “Floating Experience”. The saltwater keeps even non-swimmers afloat.


    Situated on the northern part of the Dead Sea, not far from Jericho, this beach offers the ultimate opportunity, to experience floating in the salty water along with using the famous mineral mud that you can find naturally on the sea floor.
    After leaving the Dead Sea, drive along the Jordan Valley to your lunch venue located in a restaurant by the Sea of Galilee.


    After lunch, visit Yardenit, the baptismal site on the banks of the Jordan River. Here a short visit will be made to the Baptism site and the many souvenir stalls.


    Next, enjoy a scenic drive from the Sea of Galilee up to the Lower Galilee Hills. Pass the Village of Canna, where Jesus is believed to have performed his first miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding. Finally, you will reach Nazareth - the childhood home of Jesus Christ.


    Visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph, before re-joining your minibus for the drive to the port of Haifa where you will re-embark the ship.


    Please note: Light-weight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. When visiting the religious sites conservative attire is required. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Order of sites visited may vary. Swimming in the Dead Sea is optional. Please bring or wear your swimsuit under your clothing if you wish to swim. Also bring a towel or you can rent one for $4 USD per person (price subject to change). Changing facilities are provided.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details and the timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team after you have boarded the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    DAY 1
    6:30am Disembark in Ashdod and meet your guide and driver
    7:00am Drive to Jerusalem. The drive is approximately 1.5 hours.
    NOTE: A restroom stop is not scheduled until you reach Jerusalem.
    8:30am Stop at Mount Scopus for a panoramic view over the Old City
    9:00am Drive to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit to the Church or the Agony
    10:00am Walking tour of the Old City
    1:00pm Drive to the lunch venue
    1:30pm Buffet lunch
    2:30pm Drive to Bethlehem
    3:00pm Visit Bethlehem including the Church of the Nativity and shopping opportunity
    5:00pm Return to Jerusalem
    5:30pm Panoramic drive of Jerusalem
    6:15pm Check in at your hotel
    Remainder of the evening at leisure, dinner on own
    Overnight at the Prima Kings or similar hotel


    DAY 2
    7:00am Buffet breakfast at your hotel
    8:00am Drive to the Dead Sea
    9:00am Optional swim in the Dead Sea – Kalia Beach
    11:00am Drive to lunch venue
    1:00pm Buffet lunch
    2:00pm Drive to Nazareth
    3:00pm Visit Nazareth including the Church of Annunciations and St. Joseph Church
    5:00pm Drive to Haifa
    6:00pm Approximate time of arrival at the port of Haifa to re-board the ship


    Expected Weather:

    • The hot season lasts from the end of May to the beginning of October with an average daily high temperature above 79°F.
    • The cool season lasts from the beginning of December to the beginning of March with an average daily high temperature at or below 59°F.
    • On average, the warmest months are July and August with an average maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F).
    • The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 11°C (51°F).
    • The months of January, February, March and December have a high chance of precipitation.


    What to Bring:
    comfortable, non-slip walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, light loose clothing, a towel and swimsuit, umbrella or light jacket in case of rain


    Currency:
    The current official currency of Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). Credit cards are widely accepted.


    Electricity:
    The Israeli power supply is single-phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most power sockets in Israel have three pinholes, but many of them will work with double-pin European plugs. Visitors who want to use shavers, traveling irons and other small appliances may need both transformers and adaptor plugs.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they enter the country. Please check Visa regulations with the Israeli Consulate in your country of residence for your nationality.


    *We will only substitute a hotel in unforeseen situations. If a hotel is substituted, it will be similar and with equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified in advance. If guests are not notified of any changes before departure, then the hotel listed in this program will be used.


    Program Includes for guests:

    • One-night stay in Jerusalem at the Prima Kings Hotel – Classic Room (maximum 2 guests per room)
    • One breakfast included tea, coffee or juice and two lunches including mineral water and 1 glass of wine per person
    • Light grab and go snack on the minibus – Day 1
    • All transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees as per program

    • One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


      Program Excludes for guests:

      • Any meals and drinks not specified above
      • Gratuities to driver and guide
      • Hotel incidentals including room service, laundry, telephone calls and mini bar
      • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


      Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


      All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


      Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: C873.75 CAD
    • Child from: C873.75 CAD
    DURATION 2 Days / 1 Night
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local - Barcelona's Neighborhood

    Barcelona, Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Stroll through two lesser-known neighborhoods that will present an authentic look at daily life, as you will experience them as a local. ...
    Stroll through two lesser-known neighborhoods that will present an authentic look at daily life, as you will experience them as a local. more...

    Stroll through two lesser-known neighborhoods that will present an authentic look at daily life, as you will experience them as a local. While browsing one of the most vibrant markets in the Corts neighborhood, you can expect to watch a lively interaction between the residents and the vendors, as they socialize and amicably haggle over prices. Later, over coffee at a nearby restaurant, you can discuss the experience with the guide and how it might differ from your upcoming stroll through the Sarria neighborhood, which is more affluent and traditional. While meandering through its pretty streets, you can sense that the neighborhood was once an independent rural village. Largely quiet and residential, Sarria offers a unique perspective of Barcelona life, as well-heeled celebrities, politicians and artists are among its residents. You will have the chance to mingle with the locals at one of the bakeries, in a church and later over tapas at Bar Tomás.

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    • Adult from: C181.25 CAD
    • Child from: C181.25 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    The Perfumed Isle and Prunelli River Gorges

    Ajaccio, Corsica, France

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Relax on this panoramic driving tour of Corsica’s spectacular interior, a land little-changed over centuries. Pass through Cuaro village and beautifully rugged, mountainous terrain, resplendent with lush forests. ...
    Relax on this panoramic driving tour of Corsica’s spectacular interior, a land little-changed over centuries. Pass through Cuaro village and beautifully rugged, mountainous terrain, resplendent with lush forests. more...

    Relax on this panoramic driving tour of Corsica’s spectacular interior, a land little-changed over centuries. Pass through Cuaro village and beautifully rugged, mountainous terrain, resplendent with lush forests. You’ll see the dense shrubbery known as “maquis” blanketing the countryside and inhale the extraordinarily fragrant evergreen, interspersed with aromatic lavender, myrtle and wild mint. Journey past modest vineyards and cultivated fields before you enter peaceful Pineta Forest, dominated by tall, striking laricio pines, expansive chestnuts and dramatic beech trees. Enter heart-stopping Prunelli Gorges with its jagged granite walls and descend through serpentine twists and curves. Arrive ultimately at serene, man-made Tolla Lake, source of Ajaccio’s hydro-electric power, and snap a postcard-worthy photo. Sharp pinnacles emerge from the forest just past Tolla, a ridge-top village nestled into the mountainside, then the amazing vista opens to an expanse of fertile valley below. Delight in numerous picturesque hamlets, including Ocana, known for austere granite homes, and imagine everyday life in this timeless land.

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    • Child from: C98.75 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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*Prices vary by ship and sail date. See Terms & Conditions

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.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

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.