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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. ...
    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. more...

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


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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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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. ...
    Experience Bruges like a local by exploring areas off the beaten path but still in the shadow of landmarks such as Kruispoort. more...

    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.

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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green-A Solar Farm in Central Italy

    Venice (Ravenna), Italy

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    Become familiar with the workings of a dairy farm that runs on solar energy and follows practices that reduce stress on the animals. The farm is adjacent to the Sant’Alberto Solar Park, ...
    Become familiar with the workings of a dairy farm that runs on solar energy and follows practices that reduce stress on the animals. The farm is adjacent to the Sant’Alberto Solar Park, more...

    Become familiar with the workings of a dairy farm that runs on solar energy and follows practices that reduce stress on the animals. The farm is adjacent to the Sant’Alberto Solar Park, one of the largest photovoltaic plants in Italy, which supplies the renewable energy in a manner that doesn’t disturb the grazing sheep. The name Buon Pastore, which translates to “good shepherd,” is fitting as the dairy is passionate about treating the animals and pastures with great respect. The automatic system that milks the sheep is designed to be as gentle and agreeable as possible. The extracted milk is then made into a variety of cheeses, a process that you will watch through a large glass wall. The farm also keeps bees, which produce the honey for the tasting that follows the tour. You will also be offered Buon Pastore cheeses that have been aged in a stone-lined cave, fresh-baked flatbread, and local wines.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Wander about an eco-friendly dairy farm that runs on solar energy.
    • Recognize how the sheep and pastureland are treated with great respect.
    • Watch the cheese-making process step by step.
    • Sample a selection of cheeses, honey, flatbread, and wines made on the farm or locally.


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


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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Modern & Medieval Grimaud

    Saint-Tropez, France

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore the contemporary village of Port Grimaud, whose winding canals resemble Venice, and ascend to atmospheric medieval Grimaud on this tour of contrasts. You’ll enjoy a leisurely drive along the coast to waterfront Port Grimaud ...
    Explore the contemporary village of Port Grimaud, whose winding canals resemble Venice, and ascend to atmospheric medieval Grimaud on this tour of contrasts. You’ll enjoy a leisurely drive along the coast to waterfront Port Grimaud more...

    Explore the contemporary village of Port Grimaud, whose winding canals resemble Venice, and ascend to atmospheric medieval Grimaud on this tour of contrasts. You’ll enjoy a leisurely drive along the coast to waterfront Port Grimaud, a pedestrian-friendly village designed in the 1960s to evoke Venice by means of its intricate network of canals. During your visit, you’ll delight in arched bridges spanning the narrow waterways and colorful homes built to the water’s edge. Travel to Grimaud, a hilltop hamlet that has lovingly retained its feudal character. Behold the ruins of an 11th-century château that overlooks the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and discover the heart of the village, a warren of narrow streets lined with beautifully restored 15th-century houses. Pass historically significant dwellings that are painted in pastel colors and feature unusual door frames carved from black lava. You’ll agree the town’s ancient fountains, wrought-iron balconies adorned with bright flowers and centuries-old churches make it seem as if time has stood still.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Feel transported to Venice in Port Grimaud, a 1960s seaside village interwoven by countless canals.
    • Cross quaint arched bridges over glittering canals lined with multi-hued homes.
    • Visit the superb medieval village of Grimaud, set high above the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
    • Wander immaculately preserved 15th-century streets boasting historic stone-built homes.


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


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    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Ravenna Mosaics

    Venice (Ravenna), Italy

    Duration 4 hrs

    Behold some of the world’s most impressive Byzantine mosaics, which adorn the walls and ceilings of Ravenna’s 6th-century basilicas and mausoleums. ...
    Behold some of the world’s most impressive Byzantine mosaics, which adorn the walls and ceilings of Ravenna’s 6th-century basilicas and mausoleums. more...

    Behold some of the world’s most impressive Byzantine mosaics, which adorn the walls and ceilings of Ravenna’s 6th-century basilicas and mausoleums.


    Depart from the pier and enjoy a brief drive through the ancient city of Ravenna. After a photo stop at the 6th-century Mausoleum of Theodoric, a rotunda-shaped tomb that the emperor built for himself, you’ll arrive at the city center and begin your walking tour.


    Ravenna is revered for its well-preserved Byzantine mosaics, and you’ll see them in all their glory at sights such as the Sant’Apollinare Nuovo basilica, which Theodoric also built. Most of the original mosaics depicting the life of Christ still exist, and the colors are vibrant, even after 1,500 years.


    You’ll also tour San Vitale Basilica, whose Byzantine mosaics are considered the finest in the western world. Be sure to note the glittering mosaics in the ceilings of the choir and apse. More spectacular mosaics await you at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, which dates even earlier to 430 A.D. The Roman empress who commissioned the tomb was never buried here, but it certainly would have been a grand final resting place.


    Nearby, you’ll find the tomb of the poet Dante, who died in Ravenna in 1321 while exiled from Florence. The mound of dirt to the right of his tomb is where Dante’s urn was buried to protect it when Ravenna was bombed during World War II.


    An hour of free time follows your walking tour, after which you’ll return to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Recife, Olinda & Brennard Estate

    Recife, Brazil

    Duration 8 hrs

    Sail a catamaran along the wide Capibaribe River through downtown Recife and then enjoy some free time shopping in a mall that was formerly a prison. ...
    Sail a catamaran along the wide Capibaribe River through downtown Recife and then enjoy some free time shopping in a mall that was formerly a prison. more...

    Sail a catamaran along the wide Capibaribe River through downtown Recife and then enjoy some free time shopping in a mall that was formerly a prison.


    Departing from the pier, it’s a short transfer to a nearby dock and your awaiting catamaran. The double-hulled vessel offers a unique and wonderful way to view Recife, as the city was founded on three islands separated by various waterways. Cruising through the arteries of the Capibaribe River, you will soon understand why Recife is known as “Brazil’s Venice.”


    Nearly 40 bridges connect the islands, whose architecture ranges from soaring skyscrapers to lovely colonial mansions. The exact sights on the cruise will depend on the route that the captain choses, but you can expect to see a vast contrast in the buildings and bridges. Some may be Dutch influenced, others will be sleek and modern, and still others will reflect different historical periods. The Capibaribe River is named for the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, which inhabited the shoreline centuries ago.


    After your nearly ninety-minute scenic cruise, you will disembark the catamaran and drive to Casa da Cultura, a 19th-century prison that was transformed into a shopping mall in the 1970s. Most of the merchandise is handicrafts, traditional in nature and wonderfully diverse. The offerings include wooden sculptures, leather goods, lace and ceramics. If you can’t imagine the mall once being a prison, seek out the rather grim cell that has been left intact, perhaps as a message to thwart shoplifting. After approximately forty minutes of free time, you will rejoin your coach and return to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Faenza & Ravenna: Ceramics & Mosaics

    Venice (Ravenna), Italy

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    Artistic expression takes many forms on this phenomenal excursion, which offers an in-depth look at the area’s iconic ceramics, architecture and mosaics. ...
    Artistic expression takes many forms on this phenomenal excursion, which offers an in-depth look at the area’s iconic ceramics, architecture and mosaics. more...

    Artistic expression takes many forms on this phenomenal excursion, which offers an in-depth look at the area’s iconic ceramics, architecture and mosaics.


    Depart from the pier and enjoy a leisurely drive inland to Faenza, a city celebrated for its glazed earthenware pottery, known as faience. Your guided walking tour here includes a stop at the International Museum of Ceramics where you’ll trace the global history of the craft through its extensive collection. This marvelous collection includes pieces from the Far East, works by modern artists such as Picasso, and centuries-old faience ceramics.


    Continuing on, you’ll soon arrive at the late 15th-century Faenza Cathedral. While its exterior is rather plain brick, the interior holds a number of invaluable pieces of Renaissance art, including paintings and a wooden choir stall. Following your exploration of the cathedral, you’ll have a bit of free time before being treated to a leisurely lunch of regional specialties. Afterwards, you’ll make your way back to Ravenna for a walking tour through the city center.


    Byzantine mosaics take center stage here at sights such as the 6th-century Sant’Apollinare Nuovo basilica. Almost all of its original mosaics depicting the life of Christ still exist, and the colors are surprisingly vibrant, even after 1,500 years. You’ll also tour the San Vitale Basilica, whose Byzantine mosaics are considered the finest in the western world, and they too are in splendid condition.


    More spectacular mosaics await you at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. The Roman empress who commissioned the tomb in the 5th century was never buried here, but it certainly would have been a grand final resting place. After visiting, you’ll re-board your coach and transfer directly back to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local - Livorno's Ambiance

    Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

    Duration 2 3/4 hrs

    Live like a local by browsing one of Europe’s oldest markets and enjoying traditional treats and beverages. Your culinary immersion will begin at the Central Market, one of the oldest markets in Europe. ...
    Live like a local by browsing one of Europe’s oldest markets and enjoying traditional treats and beverages. Your culinary immersion will begin at the Central Market, one of the oldest markets in Europe. more...

    Live like a local by browsing one of Europe’s oldest markets and enjoying traditional treats and beverages. Your culinary immersion will begin at the Central Market, one of the oldest markets in Europe. With more than 200 shops and stalls, the late 19th-century Art Nouveau-style market attracts those seeking extraordinarily fresh produce, cheeses and meats. Virtually every iconic Italian food, condiment and beverage is on display. While meandering from stall to stall, you can expect the aroma of freshly ground coffee, baked goods and exotic spices to be wafting through the air. Samples may be offered to whet your appetite for the chickpea pancake tasting that follows. This popular street food is a thin flatbread that is typically crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and spectacularly flavorful. As a complement, you will visit the New Venice district for a cup of Ponce Livornese, a restorative rum-and-coffee concoction that locals often order as digestives following dinner.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Browse the hundreds of shops and stalls in Livorno’s bustling Central Market.
    • Enjoy samples that vendors offer and a remarkably flavorful chickpea pancake afterwards.
    • Savor a classic spiked coffee drink that locals usually order as a digestive following meals.

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    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 2 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Hamburg by Land & Sea

    Hamburg, Germany

    Duration 4 hrs

    Admire Hamburg from two unique perspectives: while cruising along the shores of its main urban lake, and while driving past its most historical highlights. ...
    Admire Hamburg from two unique perspectives: while cruising along the shores of its main urban lake, and while driving past its most historical highlights. more...

    Admire Hamburg from two unique perspectives: while cruising along the shores of its main urban lake, and while driving past its most historical highlights.


    After departing from the pier, you will soon notice the abundance of waterways throughout the city. The Elbe River connects Hamburg to the North Sea, and the city boasts an extensive network of Venice-like canals. The prevalence of water keeps Hamburg’s 1,400 parks and gardens flourishing, as you will see at leafy Planten un Blomen park downtown.


    Then, it’s on to Alster Lake, where you will enjoy a leisurely cruise across its serene waters, presenting you with a different perspective of the city. The lake was formed in the 12th century after the Alster River was dammed. Today, small pleasure vessels often sail the waters and joggers follow the paths along the shore.


    Following your cruise, you will resume driving through Hamburg, passing the most iconic landmarks, which miraculously survived a devastating fire in 1842 and World War II bombings. One highlight is certainly St. Michael’s Church, whose soaring clock tower has loomed over the city since the 1680s. However, locals consider the 647-room town hall, a neo-Renaissance masterpiece, to be the symbolic heart of Hamburg. As a contrast to its opulence, you will also visit a modest 17th-century almshouse for the widows of shopkeepers.


    Before returning to the pier, you will have some brief free time in the city center to perhaps pick up a souvenir or two.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    CASTLE MIRAMARE GARDENS & TRANSFER TO TRIESTE AIRPORT (DEBARK)

    Venice (Trieste), Italy

    Duration 2 3/4 hrs

    Admire the beauty of Trieste during a panoramic driving tour that will bring you to the gorgeous gardens of Miramare Castle. You can’t help but notice the architectural impact of the past Venetian and Austrian rule as you pass highlights such as the Canal Grande, ...
    Admire the beauty of Trieste during a panoramic driving tour that will bring you to the gorgeous gardens of Miramare Castle. You can’t help but notice the architectural impact of the past Venetian and Austrian rule as you pass highlights such as the Canal Grande, more...

    Admire the beauty of Trieste during a panoramic driving tour that will bring you to the gorgeous gardens of Miramare Castle. You can’t help but notice the architectural impact of the past Venetian and Austrian rule as you pass highlights such as the Canal Grande, the Roman Theatre and the Piazza Unita d’Italia, which is said to be the largest seaside square in Europe. The piazza lies directly below the hilltop Cathedral of San Giusto, a landmark since the 14th century. A bit farther up the coast, you will stop at Miramare Castle, which was constructed on a rocky promontory in 1860 as a retirement residence for Austrian Archduke Maximilian. Although the site was originally devoid of vegetation, Maximilian ordered the grounds to be transformed into a botanical wonderland. As you will see, the gardens are still inspirational. You might reflect on their natural beauty while transferring to the Trieste Airport.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Settle in for a relaxing and immensely panoramic drive through Trieste.
    • Meander through the gardens and grounds of seaside Miramare Castle.
    • Make the most of your day before transferring to the airport in Trieste.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.
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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 2 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    TRIESTE & MUGGIA & TRANSFER TO VENICE AIRPORT (DEBARK)

    Venice (Trieste), Italy

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Discover two architecturally rich Italian seaports with distinct Venetian influences just minutes from the border of Slovenia. While walking through the Old Town of often-conquered Trieste, ...
    Discover two architecturally rich Italian seaports with distinct Venetian influences just minutes from the border of Slovenia. While walking through the Old Town of often-conquered Trieste, more...

    Discover two architecturally rich Italian seaports with distinct Venetian influences just minutes from the border of Slovenia. While walking through the Old Town of often-conquered Trieste, the guide will elaborate on the city’s history, which will seem particularly relevant as you explore the 14th-century Cathedral of San Giusto and the ruins of the medieval complex that surrounds it. You might also view the Canal Grande, a waterway lined with centuries-old palazzi much like the canals in Venice. No wonder – a Venetian designed the Trieste canal in the mid-1700s. Nearby, you will find the little town of Muggia. The Venetian Republic began controlling this fishing village in the 1400s and left an indelible mark, as did Austria. As you stroll the narrow streets of Old Town on your own, be sure to look for Muggia Castle, which is now the private residence of a Muggia-born sculptor. Afterwards, you will transfer to the airport in Venice.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town of Trieste, parts of which look like Venice.
    • Spend free time in Muggia, whose architecture reflects its past Venetian and Austrian rule.
    • Make the most of your day before transferring to the Venice airport.


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


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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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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.