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    Eidfjord on Foot

    Eidfjord, Norway

    Duration 3 hrs

    Take a leisurely walk through Eidfjord, a compact community overlooking Hardangerfjord, the second-longest fjord in Norway. ...
    Take a leisurely walk through Eidfjord, a compact community overlooking Hardangerfjord, the second-longest fjord in Norway. more...

    Take a leisurely walk through Eidfjord, a compact community overlooking Hardangerfjord, the second-longest fjord in Norway. It is an idyllic setting as Eidfjord rests in a valley at the water’s edge flanked by mountain plateaus. Regardless of where you wander, the majestic mountains will always be in sight as a reminder of the overwhelming natural beauty in this part of Norway. The ambiance is that of a traditional small town as Eidfjord only has about 1,000 residents. While walking about, you will pass traditional wooden houses and churches and see a variety of family-run shops such as the Trebua woodshop. While stopping there, you will see hand-crafted fiddles, birch jewel boxes and other exquisite artisan merchandise. Afterwards, you will pause at a quaint bakery for coffee and cake. On the walk back to the harbor, you will have a picture-perfect view of your ship in Hardangerfjord—also known as the Queen of Fjords—with the mountains as a backdrop.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Walk through the compact community of Eidfjord at a leisurely pace.
    • Admire the small-town ambiance and setting in a valley that mountain plateaus flank.
    • Stop in a family-run woodshop and in a bakery for a traditional Norwegian snack.

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    • Adult from: 42,31 EUR
    • Child from: 33,68 EUR
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Behind the Scenes of Mariinsky Theatre

    St. Petersburg, Russia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Follow the curator of the legendary Mariinsky Theatre on a private behind-the-scenes tour and then linger over a cup of tea with a ballerina as she shares stories of her life as a dancer. ...
    Follow the curator of the legendary Mariinsky Theatre on a private behind-the-scenes tour and then linger over a cup of tea with a ballerina as she shares stories of her life as a dancer. more...

    Follow the curator of the legendary Mariinsky Theatre on a private behind-the-scenes tour and then linger over a cup of tea with a ballerina as she shares stories of her life as a dancer. The neoclassical theatre can trace its history back to 1783. It is masterfully designed and surprisingly large, as it has been renovated repeatedly and added onto over the centuries. The curator will lead you into areas that are typically off limits to the general public. Depending on the day, your insider’s tour could reveal the inner workings of the stage, the grandeur of the royal box and the costume storage rooms. You may also hear intriguing details about the lives of the most famous dancers and singers that have performed there. Afterwards, you will meet a ballerina in a nearby restaurant. She will openly share her personal life story, and you are welcome to ask questions about her experiences on and off the stage.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Mariinsky Theatre with the curator.
    • Learn the inner workings of the theatre and details about the lives of its famous dancers.
    • Meet a ballerina for a cup of tea and to hear about her experiences on and off the stage.

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    • Adult from: 171,85 EUR
    • Child from: 171,85 EUR
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Matryoshka Painting Master Class

    St. Petersburg, Russia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Learn to paint your own version of Matryoshka nesting dolls in a hands-on class and then enjoy a traditional Russian tea party with ice cream at a downtown café. ...
    Learn to paint your own version of Matryoshka nesting dolls in a hands-on class and then enjoy a traditional Russian tea party with ice cream at a downtown café. more...

    Learn to paint your own version of Matryoshka nesting dolls in a hands-on class and then enjoy a traditional Russian tea party with ice cream at a downtown café. The wooden dolls have been wildly popular since 1900, when they won the bronze medal in the World Exposition in Paris. A set of these iconic Russian souvenirs typically contains seven dolls of decreasing size, each one identically painted and nesting inside another. Each folk-art doll depicts a young peasant woman bundled up, her head covered with a babushka. Matryoshka means “little matron,” and the dolls are said to represent motherhood and family. An art expert will offer guidance as you paint your own set of dolls in the hands-on class. Feel free to paint your dolls to look traditional or take a more creative approach. When finished painting your Matryoshka nesting dolls, the set will be your souvenir to take home.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Paint a set of Matryoshka nesting dolls however your see fit and take them home.
    • Discover how these iconic Russian dolls first became popular and what they represent.
    • Toast your creativity by indulging in a traditional tea party with ice cream.

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    • Adult from: 137,31 EUR
    • Child from: 137,31 EUR
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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: 50,95 EUR
    • Child from: 50,95 EUR
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    GL- Belfast Food Trail

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 4 hrs

    Gain a greater understanding of Northern Ireland and its culture by following a foodie guide through Belfast, pausing every so often to sample classic dishes and delicacies. ...
    Gain a greater understanding of Northern Ireland and its culture by following a foodie guide through Belfast, pausing every so often to sample classic dishes and delicacies. more...

    Gain a greater understanding of Northern Ireland and its culture by following a foodie guide through Belfast, pausing every so often to sample classic dishes and delicacies.


    After departing from the pier, you will soon reach the heart of Belfast, where you will commence a walking tour, accompanied by a local food enthusiast. The exact locations to be visited will be determined the day of the excursion, but they will definitely be establishments that best represent the cuisine of Northern Ireland. These will be the markets, restaurants and cafés that the locals frequent, rather than those typically found in guide books.


    You may well start at St. George’s Market, the oldest covered market on the entire island of Ireland. While browsing the stalls and soaking up the atmosphere, you will sample delicacies that are distinctly Irish. You may be offered a chunk of fried eel or a bite of Belfast bap, a hearty sandwich typically loaded with Irish bacon, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese.


    Continuing on to other foodie locales, you might try a few spoonfuls of colcannon, a mixture of mashed potatoes, cabbage, cream and butter. Of course, potatoes appear in all sorts of classic dishes such as Irish stew, Ulster fry and boxty, a tasty potato pancake.


    Other Irish staples that you may sample include fluffy soda bread and wheaten farls. The latter is a griddle cake that is served in quarters known as farls.

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    • Adult from: 240,93 EUR
    • Child from: 240,93 EUR
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - The Two of Scotland's Best in Edinburgh

    Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland

    Duration 2 3/4 hrs

    Experience the joys of two iconic Scottish activities: drinking a wee dram of whisky and playing the bagpipes. ...
    Experience the joys of two iconic Scottish activities: drinking a wee dram of whisky and playing the bagpipes. more...

    Experience the joys of two iconic Scottish activities: drinking a wee dram of whisky and playing the bagpipes.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at a downtown venue for a whisky tasting. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will host the event, in which the whiskies will be served at cask strength. That means the drams will not have been subjected to chill filtration or any other interference that would alter their tastes.


    You will be served three drams, a dram being an eighth of a fluid ounce. The tasting will reveal the remarkable variety within the distillation processes and present the complexities that the different oak casks and aging times impart.


    Before each dram is sampled, one of the society’s members will describe the whisky’s characteristics. Some whiskies might taste spicy and dry while others may be heavily peated with strong smoky flavors. The experience will be enlightening and entertaining.


    Your immersion into the world of bagpipes will be just as fulfilling. Louise Marshall, one of Scotland’s most renowned pipers, will lead your workshop. She has played for Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Benedict XVI, and her instruction will be based on years of experience.


    Marshall will teach you basic chanter techniques, show you how bagpipes work and describe the instrument’s history. If you wish to look the part, Scottish attire such as kilts, sporrans and feather bonnets will be available.

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    • Adult from: 197,76 EUR
    • Child from: 197,76 EUR
    DURATION 2 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Highlights of Nuuk

    Nuuk, Greenland

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Drive through Greenland’s diminutive capital, which nestles at the head of a fjord, and trace the town’s history through its marquee attractions. ...
    Drive through Greenland’s diminutive capital, which nestles at the head of a fjord, and trace the town’s history through its marquee attractions. more...

    Drive through Greenland’s diminutive capital, which nestles at the head of a fjord, and trace the town’s history through its marquee attractions.


    After departing from the pier, you will soon find yourself in downtown Nuuk, the world’s smallest capital and Greenland’s biggest town. Nuuk means “headland,” a reference to its location at the tip of a peninsula at the mouth of an extensive fjord system.


    Missionary Hans Egede officially founded the city in 1728, although Inuits, Vikings and various other groups had lived here on and off for about 4,000 years. It’s still a captivating historical setting. As you drive around town, pausing every so often for photos, you will see landmarks that include the Parliament, the University of Greenland and Katuaq, a cultural venue whose modern design was inspired by the magical play of light on the ice and snow.


    The National Museum occupies several buildings around the colonial harbor, where a statue of Egede overlooks the sea. Other prominent historical buildings include Nuuk Cathedral. Consecrated in 1849, it was constructed with so-called half-timbering, a technique where the timber frame was filled with soapstone and talc. That was later covered with the red paneling seen today.


    -You will also drive through Nuuk’s neighboring suburbs, which include Nuussuaq and the more contemporary Qinngorput district. Regardless of where you travel, the craggy mountains provide a majestic backdrop as you return to the pier.

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    • Adult from: 76,86 EUR
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    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Life & Culture of Isafjordur

    Isafjordur, Iceland

    Duration 3 hrs

    Travel by panoramic coach on a tour that offers fascinating insights on the lives of those who make the sometimes-harsh landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords their home. Beginning from the pier, you’ll drive through the streets of Isafjordur and out along the coastal road for a tour of wondrously remote Bolungarvik, a fishing village towered over by its surrounding mountains. ...
    Travel by panoramic coach on a tour that offers fascinating insights on the lives of those who make the sometimes-harsh landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords their home. Beginning from the pier, you’ll drive through the streets of Isafjordur and out along the coastal road for a tour of wondrously remote Bolungarvik, a fishing village towered over by its surrounding mountains. more...

    Travel by panoramic coach on a tour that offers fascinating insights on the lives of those who make the sometimes-harsh landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords their home. Beginning from the pier, you’ll drive through the streets of Isafjordur and out along the coastal road for a tour of wondrously remote Bolungarvik, a fishing village towered over by its surrounding mountains. Nearby, you’ll stop at the outdoor Ósvör Museum, where a century-old fisherman’s hut has been restored, complete with the tools of the trade – and the fisherman.


    On another leg of the journey, you’ll find yourself up amidst breathtaking views of the magnificent mountains of the Djup, largest of the West Fjords and the Buna River. Not far from that spot, you’ll stop to admire a beautiful stepped waterfall in Tunguskogur and take an opportunity to taste the freshest, clearest mountain water you may ever have encountered. Back in Isafjordur, you’ll stop in at the Maritime and Folk Museum, which calls one of the town’s oldest and best-preserved houses its home. The museum presents an excellent collection of artifacts related to the region’s maritime history – as well as a sizable accordion collection. Gotta have something to do during those long winters.


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    • Adult from: 137,31 EUR
    • Child from: 137,31 EUR
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Helsinki Through the Eyes of a Local

    Helsinki, Finland

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Experience local life by exploring food markets and a shopping mall, sampling Finnish cuisine and then strolling a serene waterfront park. As you meander about the historical market Vanha Kaupahalli, you will gain an understanding of daily life in Helsinki. ...
    Experience local life by exploring food markets and a shopping mall, sampling Finnish cuisine and then strolling a serene waterfront park. As you meander about the historical market Vanha Kaupahalli, you will gain an understanding of daily life in Helsinki. more...

    Experience local life by exploring food markets and a shopping mall, sampling Finnish cuisine and then strolling a serene waterfront park. As you meander about the historical market Vanha Kaupahalli, you will gain an understanding of daily life in Helsinki. Similarly, after a short tram ride to the Kamppi Shopping Centre, you will get a feel for other types of merchandise available to the residents, mainly fashions and jewelry. You will then ride the metro to Hakaniemi Market, a shopping area that specializes in gourmet foods and delicacies. To see if the local cuisine suits your palate, you will sample traditional snacks such as cold smoked reindeer with marinated red onion, Finnish archipelago bread with lemon crème fraiche and salmon, and non-alcoholic rhubarb soda. To become further immersed in local life, you will stroll through waterfront Kaivopuisto Park, which is on the southernmost tip of Helsinki and surrounded by embassies and extravagant homes.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Observe local life while browsing the merchandise at several popular shopping areas.
    • Recognize the vast range of stores available in urban Helsinki.
    • Sample traditional Norwegian snacks and stroll a waterfront park.

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    • Adult from: 128,67 EUR
    • Child from: 128,67 EUR
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Highlights of Oporto

    Oporto, Portugal

    Duration 4 hrs

    The city of Oporto lies on the north bank of the Douro River, near where it meets the Atlantic Ocean and is the second largest city in Portugal. While it has always played an important role in international trade, Oporto's historic center has been recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...
    The city of Oporto lies on the north bank of the Douro River, near where it meets the Atlantic Ocean and is the second largest city in Portugal. While it has always played an important role in international trade, Oporto's historic center has been recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. more...

    The city of Oporto lies on the north bank of the Douro River, near where it meets the Atlantic Ocean and is the second largest city in Portugal. While it has always played an important role in international trade, Oporto's historic center has been recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    Your tour begins with a lovely walk around the historic heart of Oporto where you will see many of the city's notable landmarks. Dating mainly from the 18th century when trade was booming and merchants were financing elegant homes for themselves and grand buildings for the city, the local architecture reflects the elaborate gilt-work of the baroque-style and the neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries. You will also have the opportunity to drive over the unique double-decker bridge which spans the Douro River, the work of the famous Parisian engineer Gustav Eiffel. At the conclusion of your city tour, you'll be given some free time to explore on your own or browse through some of the colorful local shops.


    Before returning to the ship, a final stop is made at one of the many port wine lodges that Oporto is internationally famous for. After an informative tour of the cellar where you will learn about the processes involved in creating fine port wine, you'll be treated to a wine tasting of some of their finest products.


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    • Adult from: 38,86 EUR
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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local-Playing Gaelic Games

    Cork (Cobh), Ireland

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Learn to play Gaelic football and hurling, two decidedly Irish and wildly popular games that share similarities to sports you may be more familiar with. ...
    Learn to play Gaelic football and hurling, two decidedly Irish and wildly popular games that share similarities to sports you may be more familiar with. more...

    Learn to play Gaelic football and hurling, two decidedly Irish and wildly popular games that share similarities to sports you may be more familiar with.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive to a sporting club that is ideal for the Gaelic games that you will be playing. The Gaelic Athletic Association promotes many of these traditional games throughout Ireland, the history of which you will learn during an introduction to the organization. You will also gain an understanding for how dominant sports such as hurling and Gaelic football came about and the basic rules of both.


    Then, the fun will begin. With a hurling stick in hand, you will practice driving the ball through the goal. A coach will be standing by to offer tips to increase your chances of scoring. The sport of hurling is more than 3,000 years old and is considered the world’s fastest field game. If you’re good in lacrosse, field hockey and baseball, you will likely be a skilled hurler.


    You will also have the chance to try Gaelic football. It is played with a round ball that is somewhat smaller than a soccer ball. The ball can be caught, kicked and passed, but with certain conditions that the coach will explain. For instance, if you carry the ball, you can only take four steps.


    Following your invigorating immersion into Gaelic sports, you will enjoy a drink at the club.

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    • Adult from: 180,48 EUR
    • Child from: 180,48 EUR
    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local - Undiscovered Edinburgh

    Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore parts of Edinburgh that are often overlooked but shouldn’t be, as these revitalized areas have become thriving destinations. ...
    Explore parts of Edinburgh that are often overlooked but shouldn’t be, as these revitalized areas have become thriving destinations. more...

    Explore parts of Edinburgh that are often overlooked but shouldn’t be, as these revitalized areas have become thriving destinations.


    After departing from the pier, you will soon reach Dean Village, a historical area of Edinburgh where grains were milled for 800 years. Once a separate village where many mill workers lived, it still seems vastly different from busier Edinburgh.


    Highlights include a 19th-century residential building for the mill workers known as Well Court and Dean Bridge, which spans the Water of Leith. Thomas Telford, the engineer behind the ingenious Caledonian Canal, designed the bridge. While meandering about, you might also see decorative mill stones and stone plaques with carvings of baked breads and pies, a nod to the grains used to make them.


    Continuing on, you will next explore Stockbridge, a village on the north edge of Edinburgh that is wonderfully bohemian and artsy. Landmarks include the Roman temple-inspired St. Bernard’s Well, whose waters supposedly have medicinal qualities, and the Stockbridge Colonies, a cluster of 19th-century stone homes that is really a village within a village.


    A leisurely walk to Leith follows. A port for more than 1,000 years, Leith has been thoughtfully renovated and revitalized, yet its historical character has remained intact. During the guided portion of your visit, you might see what was once the largest swing bridge in the United Kingdom, a 17th-century signal tower that was originally a windmill, and the statue of Roberts Burns. During free time, you can explore even further.

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    • Adult from: 137,31 EUR
    • Child from: 137,31 EUR
    DURATION 4 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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