SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Go Local - Tapas Lesson at Bodega Casa del Marqués

    Seville (Cádiz), Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy a glass of sherry while learning to make authentic tapas at the Bodega Casa del Marques, a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant. The elegant residence is decorated with period furnishings that lend it an ambiance so authentic that it feels as if you were transported to another time. While there, you will learn to make tapas, some traditional and others topped with surprisingly inventive ingredients. These small-plate snacks reflect the local cuisine and are typically served with a glass of sherry, especially in Jerez, which has been producing the fortified wine for more than 175 years. The exact tapas that you will prepare will depend on which ingredients are freshest and most flavorful. They might include fried fish, meatballs or something a bit more unusual such as stewed ox tail. Be sure to add favorite ingredients, as you will dine on the tapas afterwards.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Participate in a hands-on culinary class at a 19th-century palace built for a wine merchant.
    • Learn to prepare authentic, small-plate tapas with traditional and unusual ingredients.
    • Dine on the finished tapas and enjoy a glass of sherry as an accompaniment.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about 2½ hours walking and standing with some inclines, cobblestones and uneven 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 ability and stamina before joining the tour. This tour must be purchased at least 3 days prior to the operating date.

    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Ecologic farm Can Musson

    Ibiza, Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Spend several relaxing hours at an organic farm, where you will tour the grounds and participate in workshops that demonstrate how traditional foods are made.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a meandering drive to the ecological farm Can Muson on the island’s southern coast. The fruits and vegetables grown here are 100% organic, the details of which you will discover while touring the grounds.


    The produce is often sold right out of the fields at Can Muson. Chances are, you will see visitors picking their own produce such as garden lettuce, strawberries and herbs. The organic produce is also used to make traditional culinary products that range from virgin olive oil and tomato sauce to goat cheese and sponge cake.


    As you meander about the serene 16-acre farm, you can expect to encounter free-roaming rabbits, chickens, pigs and hens. The animals are bred on the property in humane conditions.


    After a thorough tour of Can Muson, you will join a workshop to learn how some of the organic products are made using ancestral methods. One of the most popular workshops will demonstrate how to create Hierbas Ibicencas, a renowned Ibiza spirit made with herbs such as fennel, chamomile, rosemary and sage.


    The anise-flavored liqueur is often sipped neat or mixed with cranberry juice, simple sugar and lemon juice in a traditional Ibiza Sunset cocktail.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking/standing; there will be some inclines and cobblestone and uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Adult from: $175.00 USD
    • Child from: $175.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Local Cheese Lovers

    Seville (Cádiz), Spain

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Drive through the beautiful Andalucia region to an acclaimed cheese-producing village for an insider’s look at the artisanal process and to sample the most representative cheeses. Your host will be a farmer that tends payoya goats and Grazalemeña sheep, whose milk is used to produce the cheeses. The most well-known and award-winning cheese is El Bosqueño, a smooth textured, light-colored cheese. The farmer will lead you through the fields where the goats and sheep graze and walk you through the cheese-making process step by step. You will also browse a cheese museum with displays of cheese-making hand tools and exhibits detailing the history of cheese production in the area. Afterwards, you will enjoy a sampling that may include an emborrado cheese cured in olive oil and wheat bran. Other cheeses produced here are cured with fresh spices such as rosemary and paprika. To complement the experience, you will be served a glass of locally produced wine.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • See how several award-winning cheeses are produced at a farm in the town of El Bosque.
    • Browse a cheese museum with displays that trace the importance of cheese in this region.
    • Sample various cheeses made with milk from payoya goats and Grazalemeña sheep.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about 1½ hours of walking and standing. It is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the vehicle and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Guests with mobility concerns should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour.

    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Old Town of Cadiz & Flamenco Show

    Seville (Cádiz), Spain

    Duration 3 hrs

    Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the Old Quarter on the way to a nightclub, where you will watch a mesmerizing flamenco performance that tells a passionate story.After walking from the pier, you will continue at a leisurely pace toward the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Quarter, which the Phoenicians founded in the 12th century. Being the oldest continuously occupied city in Western Europe, Cadiz exudes history, as you will soon discover in the Plaza of San Juan de Dios, a square that originated in medieval times.


    As you meander the labyrinthine streets of the Old Quarter, you will pass one architectural treasure after another. Highlights may include the Neoclassical-style Cadiz Cathedral, which boasts a tile dome that appears Moorish, and Calle Ancha, a wide boulevard that is considered the heart of the city. In time, you will arrive at Taberna Flamenco La Cava, a nightclub that showcases the art of flamenco. Before taking your seat, be sure to notice the photos on the wall of some of the most acclaimed flamenco performers in the past 50 years.UNESCO honored flamenco by recognizing it on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


    Andalusia, especially Cadiz, is the heartland of flamenco, an electrifying art form that fuses expressive songs, passionate dancing and emotional music. To enhance your immersion into the local culture, you will be served traditional tapas that may include Serrano ham and Manchego cheese.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking. No transportation is used. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Guests must be 21 to consume alcohol. Video recording is not allowed.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Go Local - Visiting Artists in Their Studios

    Palma, Majorca, Spain

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Visit three acclaimed artists in their studios in Valldemossa, where you will see their works and discuss their creative processes. The village is an inspiring setting that is just as beautiful as it was when Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and French novelist George Sand wintered there in the 19th century. Valldemossa still attracts musicians, writers and most prominently painters, who come to capture the natural beauty. At the studio of Slovenia-born Bruno Zupan, you can expect to see his glowing landscape paintings and limited-edition serigraphs and lithographs. You will also spend time with Natasha Zupan, Bruno’s immensely talented daughter. She typically works in mixed media and describes her style as “the search for the heart of the matter.” The third artist is Guillermo Rodríguez, known simply as Guillermín. Many of his works are in white or black or a combination of the two colors. The white, he explains, represents the light of the soul, while black expresses fear.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Visit three artists in their studios in naturally beautiful Valldemossa.
    • Discuss the creative process with the artists and what inspires them.
    • View the artists’ works, which include landscape paintings and mixed media.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about 2¾ hours of walking and standing with some cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. It is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns, who are should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour. Guests must notify on board Destination Manager of flight or hotel details to arrange transfers/drop offs. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

    • Adult from: $259.00 USD
    • Child from: $259.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green-Sustainable Agricultural Techniques

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy an enlightening walk through an eco-friendly citrus orchard and then settle in for a breakfast made with organic ingredients. The setting for your immersion into healthy living Andalusian-style will be Al-Huerta, a farm that also serves as a center for environmental education. Your host will explain the sustainable agricultural techniques that improve the fertility of soil, heal degraded ecosystems and provide habitat for a variety of animals, including hedgehogs and indigenous birds. You will notice aromatic wild plants—some medicinal, others used for cooking—growing freely among the citrus trees. There are also orchards of fruits trees such as mangoes and avocados. The farmers follow a philosophy of social responsibility and encourage visitors to seek a more balanced lifestyle. Feel free to discuss the workings of the farm over breakfast, which will likely include fresh juices, organic coffee, herbal-infused olive oil and homemade bread from a wood-fired oven.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Walk through a citrus orchard where eco-friendly agricultural practices are followed.
    • Become familiar with the benefits of sustainable agriculture for humans and animals.
    • Enjoy a breakfast of organic juices, herbal-infused olive oil and homemade bread.


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


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of walking and/or standing over both even and uneven surfaces. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing, hat, sun screen and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Ibiza

    Ibiza, Spain

    Duration 4 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Ibiza!


    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. 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.


    Your tour begins with a scenic drive towards Ibiza’s West side. You will have designated selfie stops at: • Las Salina
    • Sa Caleta
    • Es Vedra
    • Cala Compte


    End your picture-perfect day with a relaxing transfer back to the ship.


    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: $59.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Green- Marine Conservation & Wildlife Protection

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    Browse a marine museum that focuses on the unique environment of the Alborán Sea and then stroll through a nearby estuary that supports an abundance of wildlife. The interactive exhibits in the Alborán Museum highlight the remarkable variety of creatures that live in the sea between the Iberian Peninsula and Africa. They include Great White Sharks, Sperm Whales and five species of turtles. You can observe many of the marine animals swimming around a massive aquarium and see turtles that are being rehabilitated from injuries. Other areas of the museum showcase the history of Malaga’s relationship with the sea and the Spanish ships that have sailed the seas carrying Malaga’s famed wines to other parts of the world. You will next visit the natural park that lies on an island estuary at the mouth of the Guadalhorce River. It provides an extraordinary habitat for birds, foxes, and indigenous flora, which the guide will point out and describe.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Browse the Alborán Museum to learn about the marine creatures in the Alborán Sea.
    • Observe sharks in the museum’s aquarium and see how injured turtles are rehabilitated.
    • Look for wildlife, particularly birds, in the estuary at the mouth of the Guadalhorce River.


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


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of moderate walking over both even and uneven surfaces including natural terrain and some steps to negotiate. It is not available for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing; hat; sunscreen and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Go Local - Recipes with 1001 Stories

    Cartagena, Spain

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Tour a country estate with one of the owners, who will regale you with stories of the family’s history as a prelude to a picnic. Generations of the family have lived at the estate, and there are countless stories about their lives, the founding of the property and how the Murcian region has changed over the decades. Farms sprawl across much of the land in Murcia, some of them dedicated to growing grapes for wine and others devoted to fruits and vegetables that thrive in the semi-arid Mediterranean climate. As part of your tour, the owners of the estate will share the family cookbook, whose recipes have been handed down for generations. You will hear entertaining stories about the recipes and see handwritten notes in the margins that show how they have been altered to make the dishes even more delectable. Afterwards, you will picnic in the countryside and taste just how spectacular Murian cuisine can be.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Spend time with the owners of a country estate who will show you around their property.
    • Gain an understanding of the local agriculture and see family recipes that make the most of it.
    • Enjoy a picnic in the countryside with dishes that reflect traditional Murian cuisine.

    Need to Know:

    This tour includes about 2½ hours of walking and standing with some inclines, steps and cobblestone 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. This tour has a limited capacity, so pre-book as early as possible.

    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Barcelona! 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 scenic drive to the Sagrada Familia Park. You will have designated selfie stops at:

    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Paseo de Gracia – Gaudi´s Houses
    • Triumphal arch


    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.
    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie - Seville

    Seville (Cádiz), Spain

    Duration 8 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Seville! 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. Your guide & 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 scenic drive from Cadiz to the majestic city of Seville.


    You will have designated selfie stops at: Metrosol Parasol, Streets of the Old Quarter, Plaza de Espana.


    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. Note: Tour involves approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) of walking on mostly flat and cobblestone terrain, and some steps.


    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: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Go Local - Pedregalejo & The Sea

    Granada (Malaga), Spain

    Duration 3 hrs

    Discover the traditional ways being practiced in the fishing village Pedregalejo, where you will see how an old-style fishing boat is made and learn how to grill sardines on an open fire. The origin of the wooden boats, known as jábegas, dates to the Phoenician era. They have recently experienced a rebirth of sorts with rowing clubs using them in competitive events. Pedregalejo is also revered for its old-style beachfront restaurants known as chiringuitos. At one of the most popular chiringuitos, you will learn how to prepare espeto, which is barbecued fish, most often sardines. The fish are heavily seasoned with coarse sea salt and skewered on long flat bamboo sticks. They are then placed over an open fire of olive wood, which imparts an unmistakable flavor. If sardines are used, their silvery color will turn golden brown as they cook. Once the sardines are done, you can eat them with your fingers right off the skewer.

    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 available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the vehicle and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Guests with mobility concerns should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour.

    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal

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Printed on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 12:26pm