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    Go Local - A Day in the Country Life of a Corfiot Family

    Corfu, Greece

    Duration 6 hrs

    Spend an enlightening day on a farm in nearby Potamos, where you will experience country life with the owners. Although you won’t be doing any real chores, you will share a few fun responsibilities such as feeding the chickens and goats. You will also have the opportunity to tour the farm, which will give you a greater understanding of Greek rural life. During the course of the day, you will pick ripe tomatoes and cucumbers, sample fresh herbs from the garden and taste honey taken directly from the farm’s beehives. Spending the day as a farmer will provide you with a genuine look at country life that few visitors ever experience. Afterwards, you will meander through Potamos and pass a number of small churches before arriving at a bakery for another tasting. You will then meet the owners of the farm at their private residence in town to further discuss Greek country life.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Experience Greek country life with the owners of a farm near the village of Potamos.
    • Do fun chores such as feeding the chickens and picking ripe vegetables.
    • Sample farm-fresh watermelon, herbs and honey.
    • Reconvene with the farm owners at their residence in Potamos to further discuss rural life.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about three hours of walking and standing with some inclines and uneven and cobbled 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 stamina and ability before joining the tour.

    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Go Local - Burges Through the Eyes of a Local

    Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Experience Bruges like a local by exploring areas off the beaten path but still in the shadow of landmarks such as Kruispoort. Although you will stop at this 15th-century gate, the sites that lie ahead will reveal a lesser-known but not less spectacular side of Bruges. You will see windmills along medieval ramparts, follow atmospheric lanes through residential neighborhoods and pause at the bridges and inner canals that gave Bruges its nickname, the Venice of the North. Upon arriving in St. Anne’s, you will behold the Jerusalem Chapel, which was designed to mirror the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. By the 16th century, Bruges had become a textile center for woven lace, and you will observe a demonstration of this artisan trade that continues to flourish. Another way to become immersed in local life is at the Markt, a sprawling square that has been a marketplace for more than 1,000 years.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Explore atmospheric areas of Bruges that are typically unknown to all but the locals.
    • Cross landmark canals that gave Bruges its nickname, the Venice of the North.
    • Watch a demonstration of lace making, a trade that has flourished in Bruges for centuries.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about 2½ hours of walking over even and uneven ground, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour 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: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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. 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.


    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. A limited amount of selfie sticks will be available to share.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Swim with the Pigs

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Swim in the crystal-clear waters off Grand Bahama with a passel of cute, friendly pigs and then spend time shopping at the largest open-air marketplace in the Bahamas.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive along the western tip of Grand Bahama Island. Along the way to Deadman’s Reef at Crystal Beach, you will hear about the wild pigs that inhabit this part of the island. It’s not known exactly why or when pigs were introduced to Grand Bahama, but it will become obvious that their descendants have thrived.


    Once you wade into the shallow waters, you can expect the pigs to follow, knowing that food awaits. The guide will show you how to feed the pigs and the best ways to interact with them while swimming. The pigs couldn’t be friendlier, cuter or more enthusiastic about the attention. You might even learn their names, as many of the pigs are regulars.


    Following this unusual experience, you will enjoy free time in Port Lucaya Marketplace, the largest open-air shopping and dining venue in the Bahamas. The marketplace has dozens of duty-free shops, two straw markets, two craft centers and a variety of restaurants.


    You might shop for exquisite jewelry, designer fashions and fine leather goods. There are several art galleries well worth browsing for local paintings and watercolors. The marketplace also offers all sorts of dining options and cuisines.


    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Go Local - Cretan Village of Krousonas

    Iraklion (Crete), Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore the village of Krousonas and engage in activities that will provide an authentic glimpse into daily life. Your first stop will be the St. Irene of Kroussonas Monastery, which was extraordinarily affluent in the 1600s. However, the monastery was abandoned during the Ottoman rule of Greece, left in ruins and not rebuilt until 1940. Following an enlightening tour of the monastery now turned convent, the resident nuns will offer you a homemade sweet. You will next visit the village of Kroussonas to meet some of the shopkeepers, starting with a boot maker and baker. Both will be quite willing to discuss their businesses and day-to-day lives. To become even further immersed in the local culture, you will watch a folkloric dance performance, see a cheese-making demonstration, learn to prepare Cretan cheese pie, and taste local varieties of olive oil and wine. Few culinary experiences are so wide ranging and informative. A traditional Cretan lunch follows.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Delve into local life in Krousonas, a village on the eastern slopes of the Ida Mountains.
    • Browse a convent that was an affluent monastery in the 17th century
    • Converse with shopkeepers, watch a folkloric performance and sample traditional foods.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about 2½ hours of walking and standing with some cobblestone surfaces and inclines to negotiate, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour 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: $145.00 USD
    • Child from: $145.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel

    St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Your relaxing fun-filled day begins with a short scenic ride to a quaint marina where you’ll board the catamaran. At the marina dock, your friendly crew will greet you and acquaint you with the vessel. Glide along the eastern end of the island before setting sail to the most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The brisk sail across Pillsbury Sound brings you to a special mooring destination where you can swim on a beautiful St. John beach, snorkel or simply relax under the palms. Enjoy freshly baked breads, cheeses, fruits, and a variety of beverages onboard. Champagne and other beverages are complimentary after swimming and snorkeling. After your relaxing stay at the beach, delight in the tropical breezes as you make the downwind return sail to St. Thomas.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear your swimsuit, and bring a towel and sunscreen. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and weigh no more than 350 lbs. Guests must be able to navigate a six-step ladder through a hatchway to access the restroom on board. There are several steps required to enter and exit the water. Guests entering the water must be able to reboard the vessel without assistance. Alternate snorkel site may be used based on weather and sea conditions. Snorkeling equipment including snorkel vest, professional instruction, and supervision are provided. Alcoholic beverages are served after snorkeling. Participants must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol.
    • Adult from: $115.00 USD
    • Child from: $95.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Snack
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    Go Local - Santorini's Musical Heritage

    Santorini, Greece

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Gain an understanding of how local craftsmen make traditional Greek musical instruments and take in the island’s natural beauty. Pyrgos is known for its 13th-century Venetian castle, the classic Cycladic design of its homes and the panoramic views from its hilltop location. It will be an ideal setting to pause for a cup of coffee and a Greek sweet. Megalochori is equally picturesque, as you will discover while meandering the village’s atmospheric cobbled streets lined with neoclassical houses. The intriguing Museum of Musical Instruments honors the history of the instruments that make Greek music so recognizable. You will learn how classic instruments such as the bouzouki and laouto are handmade and have the chance to play some of them. Afterwards, you will visit the family-owned Gavalas Winery, which has been producing traditional wines such as Katsano and Nykteri since the 19th century. There you will sample wines indicative of Santorini’s terroir and snacks that pair perfectly with them.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Pause for a snack and to revel in the village of Pyrgos’ classic Cycladic setting.
    • Discover how some of the most recognizable Greek musical instruments are hand-crafted.
    • Sample a selection of traditional wines and local delicacies at a family-owned winery.

    • Adult from: $349.00 USD
    • Child from: $349.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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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. 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.


    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. A limited amount of selfie sticks will be available to share.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 4 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. 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.

    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 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: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Snack
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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.


    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.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. There is approximately 45 minutes of moderate to strenuous walking - at times on uneven surfaces and over hilly terrain; therefore, it is recommended that those guests with mobility concerns evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $45.00 USD
    • Child from: $45.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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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. 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.

    • Adult from: $145.00 USD
    • Child from: $145.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Let's Take a Selfie – Mykonos

    Mykonos, Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Mykonos! 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 Beach of St. John. Your walking tour will have designated selfie stops at: • The Beach of St. John
    • Little Venice
    • Beach of Kalafatis
    • Ano mera
    • A Mykonian farm
    • Mykonian Old Town


    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 your visit to the Mykonian farm, you’ll be able to enjoy some local wine traditional treats.


    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. A limited amount of selfie sticks will be available to share.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 5 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, June 14, 2021 at 04:37pm