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Isle of Man, United Kingdom

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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Isle of Man, Castle Rushen & Vintage Steam Train
Departing from the pier, take a scenic drive to Castletown and enjoy a visit to the magnificent Castle Rushen which stands alongside the harbor. Castle Rushen is one of the best examples of a medieval castle in Europe and was the former seat of the Kings and Lords of Mann, with the Castle’s oldest part dating back to the time of Magnus, the last Norse King of Mann, who died here in 1266. The exact date when the Castle was built is unknown, though it is believed to be around 1200. Today, spectacular displays illustrate the Castle at various times in history, with figures in period costume, historical furnishings, wall hangings and medieval speech bringing the Castle's medieval and 17th century periods to life. Following your visit of the Castle, time permitting, you will enjoy some free time before re-joining your coach for the short transfer to Castletown station. Board the vintage steam train for a delightful and traditional journey to Douglas.  Dating from 1874, the Isle of Man Steam Railway is the Island’s oldest Victorian rail impressive Victorian terminus in Douglas and re-join your coach for the short transfer back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users as the rooms of the castle can only be accessed by stairs, some of which are narrow and spiral.Order of the tour may be reversed i.e. train first then Castle Rushen.


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

dining

wine

concierge
Isle of Man, Concierge Collection: Cook Shack
Nestled in the beautiful countryside at the northern tip of the Isle of Man with panoramic views looking toward Scotland and Cumbria, lies a little haven of pure joy. The Cook Shack Cookery School is a unique place where a true Manx welcome, and cooking extravaganza await.  Upon arrival meet your host, Georgie and enjoy a warm welcome with locally sourced beverages and canapes before the real Manx experience begins. Georgie has a passion for all things local and that is evident during her entertaining and most enjoyable cookery experience sessions. Cooking together the group will use endemic produce such as loaghtan lamb, Manx queenies and kippers.   The Cook Shack uses as much local produce as possible. The milk herd is grass fed and the fat stock is grass fed on the purest of land where there is zero pollution and it is a partner of the UNESCO Biosphere. Isle of Man is the first entire island to receive this prestigious endorsement from UNESCO and the Manx people are very proud of it. Upon the successful creation of variety of Manx dishes, enjoy the fruits of your labor followed by a selection of Georgie’s delicious puddings, accompanied of course by excellent wine and locally produced beverages.  

Please note:  The Cook Shack is accessible to wheelchair users but space is very limited.  Not more than one wheelchair is advised per tour.

price $269
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Isle of Man, Cregnaesh & Castle Rushen
Depart your yacht this morning and travel via the “Plains of Heaven,” the magnificently scenic elevated highway that bisects the island running east to west, and the Southern Hills which offer panoramic views of the south of the island down to Cregneash where you will pause for photographs. Cregnaesh is the oldest settlement on the Isle of Man, a hamlet of white-washed, stone-walled thatched cottages, just as they were in 1900.  You will continue along the southeast road to Castletown, which takes its name from the magnificent Castle Rushen standing alongside the harbor.  Castle Rushen is the best example of a medieval castle in the British Isles, and served as the residence of the last Norse King of Mann, who died here in 1266. The exact date it was built is unknown, though it is believed to be around 1200. Enjoy a visit here today with your guide.  Afterwards return to your yacht via the legendary “Fairy Bridge.”  Don’t forget to say Laa Mie (good day) to the fairies!   
                                  
Please note:  This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users as the ground at Cregneash is uneven and sometimes muddy. There is limited access for wheelchairs at Castle Rushen – the inside rooms can only be accessed by staircase and there are lots of steps with some narrow spiral staircases. We request that any wheelchair guests are accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility for them during the tour. 

price $149
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Isle of Man, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary around Isle of Man. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Isle of Man area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Isle of Man, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary around Isle of Man. 

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1099
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Isle of Man, Milntown House & Gardens
Enjoy a visit to Milntown House and Gardens. The estate dates back to the early 16th  century and was handed down from father to son for successive generations until the death of William Bell Christian when the house was first run as a private school and then as a hotel before becoming a family home once more in 1947.  The estate was later sold to Sir Clive Edwards in 1963. Sir Clive moved into Milntown with his mother Lady Kathleen Edwards and his lifetime friend Bob Thomas. They spent a considerable amount of time and money improving the Milntown Estate including renovating the water wheel of the corn mill that gives the estate its name. On his death in 1999 Sir Clive bequeathed his estate to the Milntown Trust.  You will have a 60-minute ride to the Estate where you will enjoy a guided tour of the house.  Most of the contents of the house were left in trust by Sir Clive Edwards and include a fine collection of paintings, furniture, ceramics and silver.  The Library houses a large collection of books and magazines.  Following your visit to the house relax over Morning Coffee served in Milntown's cafe, a spacious conservatory overlooking the gardens.  You will then have free time to explore some of the 15 acres of gardens and woodlands in this historical setting. Throughout the gardens there are many excellent rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and many other species too, all of which provide a dazzling display of blooms from early spring right through to summer. Garden will not be in full bloom in September. You will return to the pier via the coast road and Laxey, a former mining village that is home to the ‘Lady Isabella’ water wheel.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $135
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Isle of Man, Scenic Southern Isle of Man
Departing from Douglas, drive to the south of the island, passing over the legendary Fairy Bridge. It is considered bad luck to pass over this bridge without saying Laa Mie (good day) to the fairies! Arrive at Castletown, the original capital of Mann until 1869. Here you can admire the magnificent Castle Rushen (outside viewing only) which is one of the finest examples of a medieval castle in the British Isles and enjoy free time to stroll through the town and along the picturesque harbor.  Departing Castletown, continue to the southern tip of the island and the pretty bay at Port Erin, before travelling along the western coast of the island to Peel, affectionately known as the ‘Sunset City.' The striking ruins of Peel Castle overlook the pretty town, with its quaint narrow streets and lovely harbor.  After enjoying some free time in Peel, travel inland to Tynwald Hill. Located in the little village of St John’s this grass topped, tiered hill is the location of the world’s oldest democratic parliament, which has run continuously since 979 A.D. Each year on July 5th, all the laws enacted in the year preceding are promulgated to the gathered government officials and the public at large, both in Manx (Gaelic) and English languages. Pause for photographs before passing through the beautiful central valley area of the Island known as the Plains of Heaven, to Douglas.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $199
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2 HRS

Easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Isle of Man, World Famous TT Course by Motorbike
The Isle of Man is the home of motorcycle racing and as such draws fans of the sport from all over the world.  If you have been nervous about riding motorbikes but have always wanted to  just have a go, at least once, this tour will let you fulfill this dream as passengers on a specially designed 3-seater Trike. The emphasis of this tour is on enjoyment rather than high speed; though when you are traveling at 30 mph it will feel more like 60 mph on the Trike when the wind is blowing through your hair!  You will experience the course that the world’s most daring riders have experienced, though you will not reach the 200 mph+ that they do. You will travel through some very pretty towns and villages, around tight twisty roads, over the renowned Ballaugh Bridge before riding over the spectacular Mountain area. You will have a short stop at the Creg-ny-Baa, before returning to Douglas.

Please note: The route may be altered due to traffic or weather conditions.  This tour cannot operate in heavy rain/high winds. Helmets, jackets, and gloves will be provided.


price $199
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Portrush, Ireland



3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

essentials
Portrush, Antrim Coast & Causeway
After tendering ashore to Portrush, you will board your motor coach and in the company of your local guide head off along the Antrim Coast. Your first stop will be at Dunluce Castle for an inside visit.  Most of the fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Dunluce Castle is one of the most extensive ruins in Northern Ireland.  The castle is dramatically surrounded by terrifyingly steep drops on either side. Next, you will visit the Giants’ Causeway, where for centuries, visitors have marveled at its majesty and mystery. The unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of the Atlantic storms. To stroll the Giants’ Causeway is to voyage back in time. Your imagination will travel along stepping-stones that lead to either the creative turbulence of a bygone volcanic age or into the myths and legends of the past. Enjoy the audio-visual presentation and causeway exhibition before boarding the “Causeway Coaster” minibus, which will bring you to the causeway itself.  Rejoin your motor coach for the return drive to Portrush and your ship waiting in the bay.

Please note: Walking at the Causeway is strenuous but there is a shuttle bus service between the center and the actual stones. Cost of this shuttle is included in tour. Guests with physical difficulties must be accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility for them. 


price $139
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Portrush, Bushmills Distillery & The Giants Causeway
After tendering ashore to Portrush, board you motor coach and in the company of your local guide head off along the Antrim coast. Your first stop this morning will be to photograph Dunluce Castle, a dramatic and picturesque ruin on a rocky headland, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. Next, you will visit the Giant’s Causeway, where for centuries, visitors have marveled at its majesty and mystery. Enjoy the audio-visual presentation and causeway exhibition before boarding the “Causeway Coaster” minibus, which will bring you to the causeway itself.  Rejoin your motor coach and proceed to the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, Old Bushmills. Granted its license in 1608 by King James I, the distillery has continuously produced whiskey for almost 400 years.  During your guided tour, discover the secrets of crafting the renowned whiskey. Rejoin your motor coach and guide for the return drive back to your ship waiting in the bay.

Please note:  On occasions, including weekends, and throughout the year there will be periods when Bushmills distillery is not in full production (Silent Period) due to schedule demands and essential maintenance. This means that the tour of the Distillery will still operate but it will be without laborers and instead displaying the processes on audio visual screens. Guests will still get to walk through the factory itself but will see the story of the distillation through audio visual screens throughout. Occasionally the distillery may have to close without prior notice.  The silent period is determined each year but is usually in July. Walking at the Causeway is strenuous but there is a shuttle bus service between the center and the actual stones. cost of this shuttle is included in the tour.


price $145
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6.75 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

walking

essentials
Portrush, Delights of Londonderry
Journey by motor coach to Londonderry. With its history revered and its charm and vivacity still intact after “the Troubles,” Londonderry makes for an interesting visit. Begin your city discovery with a photo stop at St. Columb’s Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece constructed in the early 17th century.You will appreciate the church’s fine exterior, including the spire with 13 bells, before continuing your guided Londonderry introduction by foot. Walk along the city walls, hearing informative commentary as you go. From the top of the walls you will see the Bogside, the Catholic area with the famous mural that announces, “You are now entering free Derry.” Reaching Union Hall Place, enjoy a visit to the Tower Museum, where you will be engaged by “The Story of Derry,” an exhibit that acquaints you with the history of the city. The museum includes an audio-visual component, shedding light on the 1973 civil rights march through Derry that later became known as Bloody Sunday. At the top of the Tower Museum, you will have the chance to access the only open-air viewing facility in the heart of the city, affording panoramas of the inner city and River Foyle. Following your museum experience continue on foot to your lunch location before taking advantage of free time. Then rejoin your guide and return by foot to your awaiting motor coach, which will deliver you to the. pier in Portrush.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable walking shoes as Derry has uneven surfaces including inclines and declines. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $229
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portrush, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours.  Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portrush, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1299
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Portrush, Glenarriff Forest Park & Coastal Drive
From the rugged cliffs of the coast to the magical beauty of the Glens, here is the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer.  Travel via the inland route to the beautiful Glenariff Forest Park, situated amid the world famous Glens of Antrim, an area to which tourists have been coming for over a century. The Park, now including the former Parkmore Forest, covers an area of 2,926 acres of which 2,223 have been planted with trees. The remainder consists of several small lakes, recreation areas and open space left for landscape and conservation reasons. Bisecting the park are two small but beautiful rivers; the Inver and the Glenariff, containing spectacular waterfalls, tranquil pools and stretches of fast flowing water tumbling through rocky steep-sided gorges. Enjoy some free time at the park before proceeding to the famous Tea Rooms for morning /afternoon tea or coffee and homemade scones. Your return drive to port will be via the coastal road. You will be constantly delighted as you travel around each bend in the road with dramatic headlands and bays coming into view. On a clear day, you may even be able to enjoy uninterrupted views of Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre.

Please note: Guests with physical difficulties will need to be accompanied as the guide cannot take responsibility for them. Walking throughout the park is at each guest’s discretion. In order to see the waterfall you will have to walk about half a mile.


price $109
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portrush, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours.  Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $799
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

essentials
Portrush, Titanic Belfast & City
Depart from the pier in Portrush and drive to Belfast City, the capital of Northern Ireland. Belfast or 'Hibernian Rio' as one writer once called it.  You will visit the recently constructed Titanic Belfast. Opened in April 2012, the new signature building tells the story of Titanic. It contains 9 galleries offering a variety of interpretative materials and media. A high point will be a ride though the Titanic under construction. The adventure will begin the moment you walk through the door and into the building's giant atrium surrounded by the four high impact “hull” shaped sections which house the experience. The stories of passengers, crew and the heroes of the day will be told in an exciting way. At the conclusion, you will visit the wreck at her resting place on the floor of the North Atlantic. You will continue to a local establishment where lunch will be served.  Rejoin your motor coach and guide and enjoy a short panoramic tour of the city with commentary on such sites as the Grand Opera House and the Albert Memorial. There will be a drive through the alternative sites of Belfast including the political wall murals located on the Protestant Shankill Road and the Catholic Falls Road, which will be a unique cultural experience. Return to port via your motor coach.

Please note: Guests with physical difficulties will need to be accompanied as the guide cannot take responsibility for them. 


price $249
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Tobermory, Scotland



5.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Tobermory, Traditional Weaving on the Inner Hebrides
The Hebrides are famed all over the world for their precious, hand woven fabrics. This unique tour will give you the opportunity to experience the traditional craft. At Ardalanish Farm & Mill you will gain an insight into the making of this popular cloth, all the way from sheep to shop. From Tobermory, you will board your coach to the typical southern Mull village of Bunessan. From here, head along a narrow and more deserted route towards the remote and spectacularly scenic Ardalanish Bay.  Here you will visit the Isle of Mull Weavers at Ardalanish Farm. Upon arrival, your group will be divided up into smaller groups (depending on numbers) to enjoy the different areas and outbuildings of the farm. In the course of a guided tour of the mill you can admire the old, traditional, Victorian power looms and see how this wonderful, coarse fabric is woven, inch by inch. Transferring to other parts of the farm, you will enjoy a meet-and-greet with the purveyors of the famed Hebridean wool, the black Hebridean sheep. There is also the chance for a photo-shoot with the small herd of shaggy, but majestic Highland Cattle, a popular postcard motif all across Scotland. Finally, you will be treated to island hospitality of tea/coffee and biscuits, followed by free time to stroll to the nearby beach, enjoy the beautiful island scenery or simply browse in the upscale shop for that special souvenir that can last for generations.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues and you will be walking on uneven ground, through a pasture and on footpaths that do not accommodate wheelchairs or mobility scooters. There is likely to be Highland cattle along the walking route. Wear comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing and bring currency/credit cards.


price $159
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5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments
Tobermory, Wildlife of Mull
Join your expert local guide who specializes in the wildlife of Mull.  Travelling as part of a small group you will have no set route as the wildlife hotspots are dictated by conditions of the day. Your knowledgeable guide will track down as much wildlife as possible during this tour. Mull’s “Big Three” are the golden eagle, white tailed sea eagle and the otter so your guide will be particularly keen to help you spot these.  You may also see Peregrine falcons and perhaps seals and deer! A lunch snack and afternoon tea will be provided for you during your adventure.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring rain gear and your camera. Binoculars will be provided if needed.


price $159
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking
Tobermory: Glengorm Castle Walking Tour
Your guide will take you on a 2-hour walking tour through Glengorm’s history, taking a look around the Castle’s exterior, visiting the 4,000-year-old Standing Stones and strolling out to Dun Ara, one of two Iron Age forts. If you’re lucky you may also spot exciting wildlife, with Hen harriers and white-tailed eagles often passing through. This tour is very special and exclusive as Tom the owner will also be joining you on your tour and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the wider history of Glengorm Castle and Highland life.  This walk will also take you past the beautiful “Flower Fields” in summer, with a wealth of invertebrate and plant life waiting to be admired. You may also be fortunate enough to see seals and wading birds by the shore, with the islands of Coll and Tiree providing a beautiful backdrop out at sea.  After your walk you are invited to the castle’s private dining room to enjoy a hot drink or wee dram of whisky along with some traditional Scottish shortbread.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues and you will be walking on uneven ground, through a pasture and on footpaths that do no accommodate wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm layered clothing. There is likely to be Highland cattle along the walking route. 


price $199
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

boating
Tobermory: Iona Abbey & Scenic Mull
Today’s tour will take you through the lovely scenery of the island of Mull to the small ferry port of Craignure.  You will continue on from there across the south end of Mull to the hamlet of Fionnphort.  You will leave your coach here to take the little foot ferry over to the idyllic island of Iona. Iona is steeped in Christian history and is regarded as the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland with the arrival of St. Columba in 563 A.D. and the founding of the abbey.  Over a century ago, the abbey and monastic buildings were restored and, in 1938, the Iona community was founded to continue the tradition of worship in the abbey through daily services and teaching.  Today, Iona remains a place of pilgrimage and spirituality. Tour the abbey with your guide and see the cloisters, graveyard, the burial site of numerous early Scottish, Irish, and French kings as well as seeing the impressive collection of over 180 medieval carved stones and crosses.  Enjoy plenty of free time here to soak up the atmosphere of the abbey, as well as to explore the lovely little shops and cafes of the village, before taking the ferry back to Fionnphort, and the coach returning through Mull back to Tobermory once more.

Please note: There is wheelchair access to the Abbey but guests may require a taxi to drive ¼ mile up a gentle hill. This can be arranged on request.  Wheelchair guests will need to be accompanied as the guide cannot take responsibility for them during the tour.  Lunch is not included so it is recommended that you request a lunch box from the ship.  


price $229
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing
Tobermory: Mulls Duart Castle with Tea
Standing proudly on a cliff top guarding the Sound of Mull, Duart Castle enjoys one of the most spectacular positions on the west coast of Scotland.  You can relive the past with a walk through the ancient keep, visiting the dungeons where officers of Tobermory’s Spanish Galleon were imprisoned, and taking a journey back through the ages in the exhibition of clan history where many objects of historical interest are on display.  In 1911 Sir Fitzroy Maclean repurchased and restored the castle, which is now occupied by Sir Lachlan Maclean, 28th chief of the clan Maclean.  Subject to availability, Sir Lachlan Maclean himself will be pleased to welcome you to his fabulous 400-year-old castle and home which is the clan seat.  Enjoy a tour of the castle at your leisure with your guide on hand to answer any questions. A refreshing cup of tea or coffee with Scottish shortbread or cakes will be served in the tea rooms, before you return to your ship.

Please note: Duart Castle is not suitable for wheelchairs and there are many steps and spiral staircases throughout. Photographs and filming are not permitted inside the castle.


price $169
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Portree, Scotland



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Portree, Dunvegan Castle & The Cullins
Depart the charming port of Portree via motor coach and drive across the lovely Isle of Skye to its west coast to the castle of Dunvegan, seat of the Clan MacLeod chiefs since the 13th century.  One of the greatest and most renowned among the Hebridean strongholds, Dunvegan Castle is the only one to have been continuously owned and occupied by the same family over a period now spanning 8 centuries. Within the castle are priceless heirlooms, some of which have come down through the hands of the Chiefs of MacLeod since medieval times, including such treasures as the Dunvegan Cup, the mysterious Fairy Flag and Rory Mor’s Horn.  You will explore the lovely gardens that surround the waterfall known as Rory Mor’s Cascade and enjoy the varied landscape including views of the dramatically beautiful Cuillin Mountains as you return to Portree.

Please note: Unfortunately the castle is not wheelchair accessible.  There are two steps into the castle and 18 steps to the first floor plus uneven surfaces in the garden. 


price $145
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Portree, Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is arguably one of the most recognizable castles in the world.  Located strategically on a little island where three sea lochs meet in the midst of some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery it is no wonder that the castle has been featured in many films.You will travel south from Portree past the majestic Cuillin Mountains and cross the iconic and controversial Skye Bridge to the Scottish mainland and on to Eilean Donan. The Castle is named for the 6th  century Irish saint who set up the first community on the island.There has been a fortified castle on this site since the 13th  century although it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times in its long and turbulent history.The restored castle you will see today was completed in the 1930s. During your visit you will have the opportunity to learn the rich history of the castle and its clansmen and to take in the stunning views.

Please note: The castle is not accessible to wheelchairs. There are three floors of the castle that can be visited and many steps are involved. For those that are not able to tackle the steps a computer-based virtual tour is available in the castle’s visitor centre. There is a gift shop at the castle and free time to shop after the tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring currency/credit cards.


price $139
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Portree, Northern Skye Scenic Drive
Head north via motor coach from Portree to the Trotternish Peninsula. During your scenic tour you will learn much of the fascinating history of the Isle of Skye and its geography and social history – in particular its crofting history. Passing the curious rock outcrop known as the Old Man of Storr, journey north to Kilt Rock – a dramatic 200-foot-high cliff marked in an almost tartan-like pattern by the rock strata with a waterfall tumbling sheer to the pebbled shore below. Enjoy some time here to absorb the scenery and take photographs. Continuing your journey north, you will pass the crofting township of Staffin which overlooks the sandy Staffin Bay and drive around the northern tip of the island, hearing more of the myths and legends of Skye.  On arrival at the settlement of Kilmuir you will visit the fascinating Skye Museum of Island Life to learn more of the traditional crofting life.  Continue through Uig and back to Portree.

Please note: The Skye Museum of Island Life is not completely wheelchair accessible, involving steps over thresholds with firm ground-packed paths.


price $115
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Portree, Walkers Dream - Old Man of Storr
Departing Portree your motor coach will take  you  on a 30-minute drive through some beautiful coastal and hilly scenery as you head towards “Old Man of Storr” car park on the Trotternish Peninsula. On arrival at the car park, your guide will give a quick safety brief before setting off.  This very popular walk will take you for a close look at the massive pinnacle “Old Man of Storr,” one of the Isle of Skye’s iconic landmarks.The walk will be challenging in places but is achievable to the average walker.  En-route your guide will talk about the geography and describe what to expect on the next leg of the walk. As you catch your breath, revel in the fresh air and fabulous vistas;  you will have time to get your camera out as snapshots are a must to keep the memories alive. At the top  you will see the Islands of Raasay and Rona and beyond to the mainland, looking south, see “Storr Lochs,”  Portree Harbour and the magnificent Cuillin Hills (described as the hiker’s dream). On completion of your walk,  you will return by coach to Portree.

Please note: This tour will involve walking on some uneven and occasionally muddy footpaths, steep in places and is recommended for experienced hikers. Wear comfortable shoes for hiking, warm layered clothing and bring your camera and bottled water.

price $145
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Kirkwall, Scotland



4 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Kirkwall, Distillery & Churches with Connoisseurs Whiskey Experience
You will leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow to the smaller South Isles. Drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during the Second World War to protect Scapa Flow. You will visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War II. The chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace but also to the ingenuity and skill of the prisoners. You will continue your journey to Highland Park to discover Orkney’s highly acclaimed 12-year-old malt whisky at the world’s most northerly whisky distillery. Here there will be an opportunity to tour the distillery and try a wee dram! Returning to Kirkwall you will visit the beautiful 12th  century sandstone St. Magnus Cathedral, built by the Vikings during their 700-year rule over the islands.

Please note: Guests can stay on the motor coach if the tour becomes too strenuous. 


price $229
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Kirkwall, Orkney Treasures
Depart Kirkwall and head into the west of Mainland, Orkney’s largest island. This tour passes through gentle rolling landscape and into the Neolithic Heartland of Orkney; an area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its wealth of pre-historic archaeology.  Passing the Standing Stones of Stenness you will stop at the Ring of Brodgar; a huge ceremonial circle of stones dating back almost 5,000 years.  You then continue on to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, beautifully interpreted in the visitor center.  See the remarkable dwellings revealed from beneath the sand dunes by storms only 150 years ago.  From here it is only a 656-foot walk to visit Skaill House, Orkney’s finest manor.  Skaill was built by Bishop George Graham in 1620 on the site of a farmstead thought to date to the Norse period.  In its 400 year history all 12 of its Lairds have been related and all have contributed to the history and collection in the house. Return to your coach and continue this circular route following the coastline of Scapa Flow, made famous for its role in both World Wars.

Please note: The ground around the Ring of Brodgar is very soft and not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing.


price $145
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Kirkwall, Sea-Faring Stromness
You will start this tour with a short coach transfer from Kirkwall to Stromness. On arrival in Stromness you will begin a walking tour with your informative guide from the picturesque harbor along the pretty flag-stoned street of this seafaring town. Making your way along the twists and turns of the street, you will explore the narrow lanes and tiny piers which intersect the street along its length. Stromness is a town of quirky architectural character, with many connections to the famous Hudson's Bay Company. You will hear fascinating stories about Stromness’ maritime history as well as learning about its arts and literary heritage. Following your walk you will have the option to visit the Stromness Museum and the beautifully refurbished Pier Arts Centre (time permitting) with exhibitions by both local and international artists. There will be time to explore the craft shops selling local knitwear, pottery, and art work before your coach returns you to Kirkwall

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as there are cobblestone walkways with steep inclines.


price $149
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3.75 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

sightseeing

essentials
Kirkwall, Sites of the South Isles with a Taste of Orkney
This is a wonderful tour for exploring the South Isles of Orkney and sampling some local produce. You will leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow on a 30-minute drive to the smaller South Isles. Drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during the Second World War to protect Scapa Flow. You will visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War Two. The chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace.  You will then continue south across two further Churchill Barriers to the island of Burray and stop for delicious refreshments in the lovely small fishing town of Burray Village for a taster plate of some local produce including Bere Bannocks (local bread) and local farmhouse cheese, and Orkney Fudge Cheesecake.  The tour will also include a glass of wine or beer. You will then continue to the Fossil and Heritage Centre.  Here you will learn more about the heritage of Orkney and the building of the Churchill Barriers in addition to an opportunity to learn more about Orkney’s geological history before returning to the ship.

Please note: Dress in warm, comfortable clothes and bring along waterproof things like an umbrella or rain poncho. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $199
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Invergordon, Scotland



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Invergordon, A Walk in Rogie Falls
Depart the ship today for a visit to Rogie Falls and a walk in Torrachilty Forest.  Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot located on the Blackwater River near the village of Contin.  Your guide will accompany you on foot to the impressive larch-decked suspension bridge which crosses the falls giving you fantastic vistas of the river and the surrounding woodland.  Take a delightful riverside walk along the banks of the river and through mixed woodland which provides varied habitats for a wide range of plants and animals including the elusive pine martens, wildcat, and red squirrel. Following your walk board your coach for the return journey to your ship.

Please note: Dress accordingly for the walk, wearing comfortable, warm and waterproof clothes and sensible, sturdy footwear.


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Invergordon, Cawdor Castle & Culloden
Depart your ship this morning and take a journey back in time.  Your motor coach will take you on a 75-minute drive to Cawdor Castle; the 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor, reputedly Macbeth’s castle and the site of the murder of Duncan. Today it is considered to be one of the Highland’s most romantic stately homes with its fine collection of rare tapestries, portraits, and furniture, and outside its lovely gardens and grounds.  You will tour the beautiful rooms of the castle at your leisure with an audio guide that will be provided on entry. In addition, castle stewards will be on hand to answer any of your questions).  Afterwards head to the famous Battlefield of Culloden for a brief stop where your guide will give you a description of the battle and you will have a chance to take photos. This is the site of the last battle to be fought on British soil, namely the bloody Battle of Culloden in 1746 between Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Duke of Cumberland. The desolate fields where the conflict took place have scarcely changed over the past 250 years.  Following your visit return to your ship in time for lunch. 

Please note:  Guests with limited mobility and wheelchairs are not recommended for this tour as there are lots of stairs at the castle including spiral stairs which are unavoidable. A boxed lunch can be taken from the ship if need be.


price $175
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

concierge
Invergordon, Concierge Collection: In the Pursuit of Tartan
Depart Invergordon with your guide and head to Scotland’s only Visitor Attraction devoted to their famous national dress! You’ll enjoy a fascinating insight into the history, tradition and culture of the kilt. The Centre creates a colorful, authentic and memorable experience, brought to life by audio-visual, costume and tartan displays in all their brilliance. You will be led through the exhibition space by one of their very own expert guides.  There will be free time to peruse the impressive shop which has a range of superior gifts, tartans, tweeds, clan Items, jewelry, kilts and Highland dress accessories as well as enjoying a refreshment of tea or coffee with a scone and shortbread. Once you have been suitably informed as to what Tartan means to Scotland and its culture, you will then have the opportunity to don a kilt and all it’s trimmings (for the men) or a beautiful sash and brooch (for the ladies). Don’t forget to take your camera!!! You will be allowed to wear your Highland Dress outside where a photo opportunity awaits you with the beautiful and imposing Inverness Castle as the backdrop. Then it’s time to change back into your regular attire and board your motor coach which will take you back to Invergordon where your ship awaits you.

Please note: Bring local currency if you wish to purchase anything from the shop.


price $249
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Invergordon, Dunrobin Castle & Lovely Dornoch
Depart Invergordon to head northwards  on a 60-minute drive through the delightful Highland scenery .  You will arrive at the lovely town of Dornoch with its attractive sandstone buildings and tiny 13th century cathedral which  you will have an opportunity to visit  with your guide. There will be a short stop here to explore Dornoch for yourself. Then it’s on to Dunrobin Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland. Over the centuries there have been many changes to the castle including a 15th century keep, a 17th century courtyard and in the mid-19th century the castle was remodeled and enlarged. The castle interiors are beautifully appointed and the formal gardens are exceptional. Explore the Castle at leisure or with your guide before seeing the castle’s great walled gardens overlooking the sea. Displays of the ancient sport of falconry take place in the gardens.. Finally, enjoy the relaxed drive back to Invergordon and your yacht in time for lunch.

Please note: There are no ruck sacks,large bags or photography allowed in the Castle.There are  flights of stairs and about 1.5 hours of walking so wear comfortable walking shoes. Wheelchair access at Dunrobin is extremely poor and not recommended.


price $139
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4.5

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Invergordon, Glenmorangie Distillery & Lovely Dornoch
A visit to Scotland is not complete without tasting some of the fine whiskey that the country is so famous for! You will depart the yacht in Invergordon today and head for nearby Tain and the world-renowned home of the Glenmorangie Distillery. Tour the distillery with your guide and learn all about the fascinating process that turns the simplest of raw materials into the most complicated combination of flavors. Your tour today will include a tutored tasting of two drams ( a 10-year-old and a private edition), which is an opportunity for whisky connoisseurs and aficionados alike to experience a rare and intriguing single malt brought to life by the Glenmorangie Whiskey Creation Team. Those wishing to bring home a souvenir will enjoy the mouth-watering shop!  Following your visit, continue north to the lovely small town of Dornoch for some free time to explore and shop, and visit the charming cathedral. Finally, you will enjoy the relaxed drive back to Invergordon and your yacht.                                                   

Please note: No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to participate in the whiskey tasting. There is no wheelchair accessibility in the distillery and the interior of the distillery is on two levels. Guests must climb approximately 30 stairs up and down.


price $145
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

boating

essentials
Invergordon, Loch Ness Cruise & Historic Urquhart Castle
Depart Invergordon today for the drive south to the banks of Loch Ness.  On arrival at Dochgarroch Harbour, embark the charming cruise boat for a short voyage on the Loch that will give you the perfect vantage point for photographing the stunning ruins of Urquhart Castle.  On arrival at the Castle’s jetty, disembark the boat for a tour of Urquhart Castle: a critical strategic stronghold in the highlands, positioned on the banks of Loch Ness, which would have been a main route through the Great Glen of the highlands.  Its checkered history came to a dramatic demise in 1692 when the castle was blown up to stop it falling into Jacobite hands. What remains are picturesque and impressive ruins, surrounded on three sides by the cold deep waters of Loch Ness.  An excellent visitor’s center offers exhibits, a film show, shop and restaurant.  Learn of its dramatic history that dates back in written records to the 6th century, but in archaeology and folklore right back to the time of the Pict. Enjoy exploring at your leisure.

Please note: Walking at the castle may be a challenge for those with mobility issues but is purely at the discretion of the individual. 


price $129
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8.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

sightseeing

boating

sightseeing

essentials
Invergordon, The Ultimate Loch Ness Outlander Experience
Want to get to the heart of Scotland’s history and mystery? Then this tour is for you. A fun filled Highland Adventure, the ‘Monster’ of all trips. Head south of Invergordon today and enjoy a picturesque journey through rolling hills and farmland and learn about the history of the area as your guide shares their experiences of life in the Scottish Highlands. First visit the wonderful 14th century Urquhart Castle, magnificently situated right on the edge of the banks of Loch Ness and one of the most photographed scenes in Scotland. Enjoy free time to explore the ruins and views over Loch Ness. Enjoy a 60-minute cruise on the world-famous loch, this is a unique opportunity to look for the evasive Loch Ness Monster, which has baffled some of the world's most notable researchers for decades. The deep lake, ('loch' in Gaelic), has drawn visitors from all over the world in search of the monster. The loch is 23 miles (about 37 kilometres) long, one mile (1.6 kilometres) wide and 755 feet (230 metres) deep. Disembarking your cruise at Dochgarroch Loch, continue by coach and pass through the city of Inverness for a stop at the stunning Kingsmill Hotel to enjoy lunch and a Scottish dram. Then travel the short distance to reach the famous battlefield of Culloden. During a stop here, see wooden plaques detailing the battle, clan graves and the Well of the Dead, where wounded Highlanders were slain as they drank water to revive themselves. The wonderful new visitor center has a fascinating exhibit which includes a 360-degree immersive cinema experience.  Stepping back further in time, discover one of Scotland’s most evocative prehistoric sites – the exceptional remains of an ancient cemetery, set on a terrace above the River Nairn. The Clava Cairns are about 4,000 years old and were built to house the dead. The standing stones are a huge draw for Outlander fans as the best example in the area. 

Please note: Uneven ground at Urquhart Castle with walking up to an hour at both the Castle and Culloden Visitor’s Centre. Clava Cairns is an outdoor attraction with a mix of soft and uneven ground with lots of stones. All other walking is at the visitor’s discretion. Bring local currency if you wish to purchase anything and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $259
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Edinburgh, Scotland



4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with Airport Transfer
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the airport.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  For the June 28, 2019 call, this tour is for guests with flights at 4 p.m. or later. For the August 30th call, this is for guests with flights at 2 p.m. or later.


price $199
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4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with Windstar Hotel Transfer
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the Windstar-appointed hotel.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  


price $199
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Bergen, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Bergen, Best of Bergen & Mount Ulriken
On this introduction to lovely Bergen you will board a motor coach to sightsee through downtown Bergen with its old wooden Hanseatic pier, Bryggen, the medieval King Håkon’s Hall, erected during the reign of King Håkon Håkonsson, the Rosenkrantz Tower, St. Mary’s Church, built around 1170, and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway, the peninsula Nordnes, Bergen Theater (Den National Scene), and Grieghallen, the modern concert hall named after Norway’s great composer, Edvard Grieg. Your tour will continue over to Kalfaret, the noble residential area of Bergen, and on to the main attraction of the day - Ulriken Mountain. You will be taken by cable car to the highest of Bergen’s famous "Seven Mountains," Ulriken, to spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 2,100 feet above the city streets.  From the summit, at the Sky:skraperen you will be introduced to one  of the local specialties while you enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area - the sea, the islands, fjords, and mountains, before  returning back to the lower station to board your motor coach for a short trip back to the pier.  

Please note:  People can stay on the motor coach if walking becomes too strenuous during the tour. There is a ramp and lift at the Ulriken cable car.


price $179
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing

essentials
Bergen, Best Views of Bergen by Segway
Your guide will give you a brief overview on how to operate the Segway before you begin your ride through Bergenhus Fortress and its beautiful park. Continuing on to historical Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) you will pass the fish market. Your adventure will also take you by Bergen Aquarium and into Nordnes Park, one of Bergen’s most beautiful parks on the farthest end of the town.  Driving along the classic alleyways of Bergen you will head toward the National Norwegian Theater, the Blue Stone, John’s Church and Lille Lungegårdsvannet.  At Fjellveien you will have a wonderful view over the center of Bergen and the surrounding areas before you head back down to the city center to Bergenhus Park.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities. It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat comfortable shoes.


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

culture
Bergen, Beyond Ordinary: Helicopter to Baroniet Manor with Horse Carriage
This flight combines the beautiful mountains, fjords, and archipelago from Bergen to Rosendal.  Take in a bird’s-eye view of the Folgefonna Glacier just next to the Hardangerfjord.  This is Norway’s 3rd largest glacier and the highest point is  5,417 feet (1,651m) above sea level.  Arriving in Rosendal, you will take a step back in time as you are taken to the Baroniet Manor by horse carriage.  The Baroniet Manor is the only manor of its kind in Norway. Around 1650 the noble Dane Ludwig Rosenkrantz came to Bergen as a war commissioner for the Danish King. In 1658 he married Norway’s wealthiest heir, Karen Mowat. As a wedding gift they were given the farm Hatteberg. They built their home there and called it Rosendal.  In 1665 King Christian V of Denmark gave the estate Barony status and today it is known as the Baroniet Rosendal Manor. Here you will be greeted with a glass of champagne and be given a guided tour of the gardens and Manor, taking you through different epochs. You will visit room by room and experience the influence of the owners over 250 years. Around 1850 a beautiful landscape park was erected around the Barony. Here you may see 2,500 blooming roses during the summer season. Enjoy a private, candle light, 3-course dinner in one of the rooms in the Manor. Your horse-drawn carriage will then take you to your helicopter for your return flight to Bergen.

Please note:  It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities or who suffer from motion sickness and/or vertigo, nor guests who have a fear of heights and enclosed spaces. Due to flight weight restrictions, guests must register their body weight.  Visibility of sights may be affected in adverse weather conditions. Flight times are weather dependent.  There are 15 steps to the top floor of the Manor, where dinner is served.


price $6100
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Bergen, Concierge Collection: Helicopter Fjord Adventure
Join this exhilarating helicopter flight over Bergen and the surrounding areas. This tour  will combine the beautiful areas around Bergen and the Folgefonna Glacier just next to the Hardangerfjord.  This is Norway's third largest glacier and the highest point is 5,415 feet above sea level. Take in a bird's eye view over Mount Ulriken and Mount Fløyen, the archipelago outside Bergen and of course Bryggen – listed as a UNESCO site.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities or who suffer from motion sickness and/or vertigo, nor guests who have a fear of heights and enclosed spaces. It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes.  Due to flight weight restrictions, guests must register their body weight.


price $649
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Bergen, Fantoft Stave Church & Greigs Home & Garden

This enriching excursion will take you south of Bergen to view a remarkable wooden church and to visit the home of Norway's famed composer, Edvard Grieg. You will drive through the residential areas south of Bergen, towards Fana and the Stave Church. The old Stave Church at Fantoft was originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150, and was moved to Fantoft in 1883 to save it from demolition and preserve it as part of the nation’s heritage.  After a destructive 1992 fire, artisans extensively and faithfully restored the church to its former beauty. Inside, you can admire the traditional timber construction and elaborately carved decoration. From spiritual faith to musical brilliance, you'll also visit Troldhaugen, home of Norway's famed composer Edvard Grieg.  Troldhaugen was built in 1885 and Edvard Grieg lived there for 22 years together with his wife Nina. Grieg composed many of his best-known works in the composer’s hut by the shore of Lake Nordås. Enjoy a guided tour of the Villa, museum and the garden and some free time to walk around on your own afterwards. Your visit will end with the highlight of the tour; a private recital in Troldsalen. One of the best interpreters of Grieg’s music will play some of the famous pieces as well as some of the more unknown ones, and tell stories and anecdotes about the composer and his wife.

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This tour involves stone steps, uneven ground and gradual slopes.


price $209
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

dining

culture

unesco
Bergen, Moutain Trek to Ovre Eide Farm

You will begin your walk past Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where your guide will tell you about the legendary Hanseatic site. You will see the famous Fish Market and continue to the most popular attraction in Bergen, the funicular, that ascends to Mount Fløyen. From its 1,050-foot-height, you will admire the beautiful landscape of the city and the fjords from above, one of the most spectacular views in Norway. At the top of Mount Fløyen you will begin your hike across the mountain to Ovre Eide Farm.  You will discover the unique nature of Norway, passing lakes, wild rivers and breathtaking views.  At the top of Mount Sandviken you will make a brief stop to enjoy some chocolate. Afterward, you will descend into the valley of the old mail route between Trondheim and Bergen to reach our final destination, Øvre-Eide Farm. Øvre-Eide Farm is located in the idyllic surroundings of Lake Jordal. The owner of the farm is also a confectioner and he will lovingly prepare some typical Norwegian specialties for you. Enjoy the pleasure of listening to exciting stories about the traditional farm life in the countryside of Norway while enjoying a traditional meal!

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking/hiking shoes. This hike covers about 5 miles of easy walking and involves some steps, uneven ground, cobble stones, and gradual slopes.  


price $259
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Olden, Norway



3.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Olden, Briksdals Glacier
The village of Olden is situated at the end of the innermost arm of lovely Nordfjord, which cuts its way inland to the mighty ice fields of the Jostedals Glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. Briksdal Glacier, your destination on this tour, is one of its arms.Leaving Olden’s center by coach with your guide, you will pass two picturesque churches and the beautiful lakes Floren and Olden. At the end of the valley lies Rustøen, around which numerous waterfalls tumble from the ice field. The road ascends through woodlands to the Briksdalen Inn, where you will leave the coach.  The powerful Briksdal Glacier is a part of the Jostedal Glacier National Park. The wild glacier swoops down from a height of 3,927 feet to the lush, narrow Briksdal Valley. When you arrive at Briksdal Fjellstove the “Troll cars” will be waiting to take you safely to where the road ends – at the famous glacier. It’s a fantastic trip on a narrow road that crosses the foaming glacier stream twice.  You will return to Briksdal Fjellstove which has been the meeting place for hill walkers and mountaineers in Briksdalen for several generations. Here you will be served some coffee/tea and cake before your return by bus to Olden and the ship. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in warm layers.


price $289
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2.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Olden, Cable Car to Mt. Hoven
Your coach will take you to the new and spectacular Cable Car, finished in May 2017, that will take you 3,317 feet to the top of  Mount Hoven in only 6 minutes. From here you will find spectacular views over the Olden and Loen valleys. You will be served coffee/tea and cake as you see parts of the grand Jostedals Glacier, the largest glacier in continental Europe fed by the heavy snowfall in the region. You will also overlook the jade green water of the Loen- and Briksdal’s lake, and of course your ship. There will be opportunities to do a hiking tour on the several paths that you can find on top. There are 2 easy paths, some moderate and even strenuous paths for those who would like a challenge.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in warm layers.

price $129
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3 HRS

Moderate

walking

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Olden, Kjenndal Glacier Wonders
Enjoy a scenic 50-minute drive to Kjenndal Glacier, where you can take a leisurely stroll to have a closer look at the lowest glacier arm of the mighty Jostedal Glacier, the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Leave the charming village of Olden, at the head of the beautiful Nordfjord, you will drive along its shores toward the popular village of Loen. This small village offers you the pleasure of its fjord, Loen Lake, glaciers, high mountains and luxuriant plant life. Continue to the Kjenndal Valley where you will experience the lovely, troll-like atmosphere in Lodalen, and the jade green, mirror of Loen Lake. You will be surrounded by mountains covered by protruding glacier arms.  Upon arrival at the trailhead you can take a short stroll to the glacier viewpoint where you can view the magnificent Kjenndal Glacier nestled between two high mountain tops with glistening waterfalls. Continuing to Kjenndalstova, situated on the shore of Lake Loen, you will enjoy waffles and coffee in beautiful surroundings.  

Please note:  It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and are prepared for inclement weather.  The optional walk to the viewpoint is on a dirt and gravel path with gradual slopes and is approximately .5 miles round trip.


price $229
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4 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Olden, Nordfjord Mountain Hike
Join a local for a scenic and adventurous hike along waterfalls, through wilderness with spectacular views of Nordfjord. Your trek  will begin at a local farm and take you on a classic western Norwegian path, which was made hundreds of years ago by animals.  After an approximate 1-hour hike on rather steep terrain you will reach a pasture and a cabin, where you will enjoy a traditional meal while your guide shares stories about life in Olden. 

Please note:  Participants must be in good physical condition.  Although the hike is only 1.25 miles each way, the trail is considered to be rather steep for the average person. Wear sturdy walking shoes (preferably hiking boots) and dress in warm, layered clothing.  Bring rain gear in case of inclement weather.   


price $295
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Stavanger, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

beach

boating
Stavanger, Cruise to Pulpit Rock
Directly next to your ship you will embark a boat for a cruise into one of Norway's most stunning fjords, the so called "Fjord of the Light," or Lysefjord in Norwegian. The name comes from the lightly colored granite rock that rises sharply from the deep fjord. During your trip you can relax both outside and inside the vessel, while you marvel at the breathtaking natural wonders of this region. You will start by cruising alongside the many small islands of the Stavanger Archipelago on which many have built holiday homes with their own private piers. Leaving the archipelago, you will enter Lysefjorden with it steep sheer cliffs on both sides. From these steep cliffs many towering waterfalls spill gallons of fresh water from above into the salty fjord beneath. If weather permits you will get an amazing view of the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that towers out over 1,969 feet above the fjord. Your cruise will take you directly underneath the Pulpit Rock to gaze at its marveling height.  Before returning to Stavanger, you'll make a short stop at Helleren, an idyllic beach at the mouth of the Lysefjord.  Here you will get to enjoy some of Norway's traditional waffles which are served with sour cream and sweet local fruit jams.

Please note: Life jackets will be provided on board. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $269
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Stavanger, Helicopter Adventure
After a short transfer by van to Stavanger Airport you will join your experienced pilot for an amazing helicopter journey over Stavanger and the famous Lysefjord. Your flight will start over the city of Stavanger before your captain will take you on a journey to the scenic archipelago beyond. On the many islands you will notice the beautiful holiday homes and their private piers. Soon your flight will reach Lysefjord, the so called "Fjord of the Light," where your pilot will skillfully hover above the fjord making his way towards the renowned Pulpit Rock. Once the sheer cliffs of the Lysefjord come in sight the famous Pulpit Rock appears in front of you. Your pilot will first hover beneath the large stone mass before he takes you above the plateau where you can marvel at its amazing flat surface and perhaps wave at some of hikers who have made their way up the cliff on foot. Actual flight time: 30 minutes

Please note: Guests must be able to embark/disembark helicopter independently.


price $549
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2.25 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

sightseeing

boating
Stavanger, Lysefjord Rib Boat Safari
Experience the magnificent scenery along the Archipelago and view Pulpit Rock onboard an open-air rigid inflatable boat (RIB). After a short walk to the RIB boat pier you will meet your captain and be given a short safety briefing before being outfitted with a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  You will begin your adventure at a slow pace along the beautiful harbor of Stavanger. Once the harbor is out of sight and you have crossed underneath the Stavanger Bridge, the RIB will speed up to 30-35 knots (37 mph) and cruise along the Archipelago. During  your journey you might spot some of the local wildlife like sea eagles, seals or porpoises. Once you have reached the Lysefjord you will see the narrow gap into the Vagabond Cave and view the magnificence of  Pulpit Rock from sea level.  Your captain will also bring you close to one of the waterfalls falling from the steep, high cliffs above. He will navigate so close that you will be able to feel, smell and even taste the pure water freshness. After a breathtaking ride close to the vertical mountain cliffs, you will head back to Stavanger, where your adventure ends in the very center of Stavanger and only a short walk away from your ship.

Please note: Wear flat, comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $289
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture
Stavanger, Path of the Rogaland Vikings
This tour will give you the true story about the Vikings and their history. They were fierce warriors, but also talented craftsmen who produced ornaments in metal and wood and wore these outstanding artifacts proudly.  Your guide will tell you all about the history of Rogaland and Stavanger and you will make a stop at the Archeological Museum. Here you will meet the lady of the house, clothed in her traditional Viking dress, embellished with her finest jewelry. She will demonstrate essential tools and present intriguing archaeological finds. The county of Rogaland has a rich historical heritage with numerous visible traces from the Viking Age. You will learn about the everyday life at the Viking farm and enjoy an authentic Viking snack. Your journey will continue to a historically significant location where many brutal battles took place. Here you will learn about the importance of this site and admire the monument, Swords in Rock, which honored a great Viking chieftain who was of major importance to Norway. This scenic drive will also take you close to the prehistoric sites which display a much more diverse culture of the Scandinavian ancestors. Before returning to your ship you will make a stop at the highest point in Stavanger where you have a nice view over the city.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing


price $175
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Stavanger, Utstein Monastery & Old Stavanger
An introduction to the celebrated Utstein Monastery, complete with a short organ recital, is a wonderful way to remember your visit to Stavanger. Your motor coach will travel through he world's longest underwater tunnel, 3 miles long,, to  reach Moster Island. Vivid greens of all shades surround you as you continue toward Utstein Kloster, the best-preserved monastery in Norway.  Originally it served as the royal residence for the very first Viking King of Norway, Harald Fairhair.  From the 13th  century onward, Augustine monks lived in this peaceful countryside and a massive restoration project began in 1937 and continued until 1965.  Begin your guided tour of Utstein Monastery and discover the history of this haunting building along with the different  eras the monastery has witnessed and the remains of each of them in the current structure.  A short organ recital will be performed in the chapel, after which you will be served coffee, tea and homemade waffles. Returning to old Stavanger, disembark your motor coach for a short walk through the old town back to the harbor. Stroll along narrow streets and view picturesque, white-painted, wooden houses with small, colorful gardens.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing.


price $245
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Kristiansand, Norway



2 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Kristiansand by Foot
Explore the major sights and landmarks of charming Kristiansand during a leisurely walk. Your guide will take you on an informative stroll through the town’s 370-year history. See interesting sights such the modernist Kilden Performing Arts Centre, then walk through a charming residential area where some of its white-painted houses date back to the 18th century. View Christiansholm Fortress, an enclosed defensive fortification built near the shore in 1672 to defend the harbor; it still displays eight of its bronze cannons from the 17th and 18th centuries. Pass by Kristiansand Cathedral, built on the site of two former cathedrals and completed in 1885. This pale brick and concrete, neo-Gothic style building is one of Norway’s largest churches. Then, stroll to the refurbished and bustling Fiskebrygga. A former fish landing, its colorful wood-fronted buildings now hold restaurants, shops and a fish market. 

Please note: This walking tour involves uneven surfaces, cobblestone roads, gradual inclines, and covers approximately 1.2 miles (2km). It is recommended that guests dress layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

refreshments

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Kristiansand, A Norwegian Forest Hike
This 2-mile trek is ideal for the keen hiker and nature lover. After a short  motor coach journey you will arrive at Baneheia, a forested area located on the outskirts of town. You will walk up to a vantage point overlooking Kristiansand and the sea. Trek through the forest along lakes popular for swimming in summer and ice skating in winter. You will then descend to the quaint park of Ravnedalen. This tranquil haven was beautifully planted by soldiers in the 1870s. It took them four years to transform the hilly swamp to soothing gardens. The former gardener’s residence is today a popular café and restaurant, where you will be served traditional waffles and coffee.  The walk is mainly on footpaths and tracks though hilly at times. After enjoying the beauty of Ravnedalen you will return to the ship by motor coach.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour requires an extensive amount of physical activity and is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit and experienced with hiking. Hiking trail involves, uneven terrain, loose gravel, gradual and steep slopes, and covers approximately 3km depending on the ability of the group. It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear sturdy walking or hiking shoes.


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Kristiansand, Culinary Delights of Norway
Norwegian salmon has earned itself a worldwide reputation. On this culinary tour you will explore a few more seafood delights, sample beer at a local microbrewery, and enjoy some freshly baked pastries. You will have a short stroll from the ship is the local fish market, bustling in summer with locals and visitors alike. An award-winning fish cake, a scrumptious crab salad, and obviously the aforementioned salmon are some of the delicacies that may be on your platter.  From the fish market you will walk with your guide past a few of the sites in town before arriving at a local microbrewery. On the menu is a selection of the beers brewed on site and some snacks. To conclude your culinary walk your guide will take you to a bakery for some freshly baked temptations. Thoroughly contented you will stroll back to the ship after this tasty meeting with Kristiansand.

Please note: Wear good walking shoes, layered clothing, and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather.


price $179
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2 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Kristiansand, Kristiansand Guided Segway Tour
The guided tour will start at the cruise pier next to Kilden Theatre and Concert Hall. You will be given information and test the Segway first to get the feel of it, before your local Segway guide will take you around the city. The tour will go to the Fish Market, Hartmann's Pier, Sjøhuset, Otterdal Park, the guest harbor, Kristiansand Fortress, the City Beach / Aquarama, Tangen, Rriverside Otra, the Old Town, Wergeland Park, the Cathedral and back to Kilden. Short stops will be made along the way so that the guide can tell you about what you see and answer any questions you may have.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing and bring a waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather.


price $239
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

boating

essentials
Kristiansand, The Jewel of Sorlandet
This boat trip along the island-speckled coast to the neighboring town of Lillesand is one of the highlights of a visit to Kristiansand. Board your vessel at the pier bound for the small port of Lillesand, along the 12-mile, lovely, and extremely narrow Blindleia Passage, meaning "blind or dead-end."  Along the way, you will view charming villages, smaller ports where sailing ships once sought refuge, and tidy white houses that were once the homes of fishermen and are now popular vacation spots.  Arriving in port, you'll transfer to your motor coach to continue sightseeing in the charming little town of Lillesand. This picturesque village of some 9,000 inhabitants is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Norway and was once the home of 8 busy shipyards that produced around 50 wooden sailing ships from the 1860–1900. You’ll take a pleasant and informative walk and see the signature white timber houses, some dating back to 1730. You will visit the lively marina and you'll have free time to independently explore its narrow lanes lined with chic shops, galleries and cafés. Return by coach to the pier in Kristiansand where your ship awaits.

Please note: Wear good walking shoes, layered clothing, and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather.


price $399
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Oslo, Norway



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Oslo Highlights by Foot
The history of a beautiful city comes alive in this guided walk through Oslo. Joining your guide at the pier, you will begin your stroll under the protective shadow of the imposing Akershus Fortress and Castle. Pass the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt before stopping at City Hall, the venue every December 10th for the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize. During your visit, view impressive frescoes, sculptures, and woodcarvings, along with the largest mural in Europe. Next, you will walk by the National Theater, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Guard. Turning down the main street, Karl Johan, you will pass the University of Oslo and the Ibsen Museum, which was once the apartment of famed playwright Henrik Ibsen. During the tour a stop will be made at Grand Hotel, the venue for the yearly Nobel Peace Prize dinner, for light refreshments at the Grand Café, which opened in 1874, and quickly became a favored venue for the capital's cultured bourgeoisie.

Please note: Low heeled, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable, loose clothing are recommended. This tour will operate in all weather conditions, so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them.  

price $125
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture
Oslo, From Stone Sculptures to Ice Sculptures
Your tour will start from the pier, passing Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, and the National Theater en route to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures of the park were created and completed by one man, Gustav Vigeland. You will walk together with your guide through the park and the coach will be waiting to drive you through the residential area of Frogner, and to the borough of Grunerløkka, one of Oslo's most exciting and multicultural areas, where you will find a young, hip and relaxed café and pub scene. ICEBAR OSLO is the only permanent bar in Norway made entirely of ice and is kept at minus 5 degrees at all times. Everything inside is made out of crystal clear ice harvested from the frozen Torne River in Northern Sweden. The ICEBAR is operated in 45-minute time slots and you will be given a designer thermal cape with a hood to keep you warm during your visit. Enjoy your choice of the ICEBAR’s custom designed drinks in a glass made of ice.

Please note:  The ICEBAR is wheelchair accessible. 

price $225
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Oslo, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Oslo.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Oslo area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Oslo, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Oslo..

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Oslo area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $2299
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Oslo, Highlights by Segway
This Segway tour is the perfect way to get an overview of the highlights in Oslo. Your friendly guide will give you a brief safety talk and help you become acquainted with the operation of your easy-to-maneuver Segway. Then begin your outing, venturing past such city landmarks as the Oslo Cathedral, the 19th century Parliament Building and the Opera House. Built in 2008, the striking Opera House was designed by the Norwegian architect firm Snøhetta, which was chosen as the winner of a famous architectural competition. Ride along Karl Johan Street, Oslo’s most important and vibrant avenue, and view the University of Oslo, Royal Palace, National Theater, City Hall, and medieval Akershus Fortress. Short stops will be made along the way to give you a chance to hear commentary and ask questions of your guide.

Please note: Participants must be at least 16 years of age and it is suitable only for more agile guests. It is recommended to dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. The order of sights visited may vary.


price $189
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

biking

sightseeing

essentials
Oslo, Oslo by Bike
Enjoy the sights of Oslo on this invigorating bicycle ride. Just a brief walk away you will reach the bicycle base where you will be outfitted with equipment and be given a safety briefing. Pedal to the medieval castle of Akershus, where you will hop off your bike for a short walk among the ramparts. Bicycle to the pedestrianized City Hall Square, site of the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Take an easy ride along the car-free paths of Oslo Fjord, with its stunning views over the harbor, islands and surrounding hills. Follow the new harbor promenade all the way out to the peninsula Bygdøy where you will pass by some of Oslo’s most beautiful museums and see some of the lovely beaches along the Oslofjord. From here, cycle through the pedestrian district of Tjuvholmen and back to the bike shop, where your biking adventure concludes. 

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of biking, at times over uneven surfaces and steep inclines. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilize a wheelchair. It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable, closed-toe walking or hiking shoes. Guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Equipment provided includes a helmet and bike. Comfort stop available along the way.


price $225
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3 HRS

Moderate

boating

sightseeing

outdoors

essentials
Oslo, RIB Safari to Oscarborg
Enjoy a fun and exciting RIB safari and guided fjord cruise on the Oslo Fjord and around Oscarsborg with speed and lots of fun. Start your tour with a short walk from the pier to the Rib Base at Aker Brygge, where you will get a safety briefing and get dressed for your fjord adventure. First, speed ahead towards Oscarsborg – a destination in the middle of the narrowest part of the Oslofjord, just outside Drobak. At Oscarsborg you will make a short stop and step ashore, where your guide will tell you more about the history of the fort and the dramatic attack during the beginning of World War II and the sinking of the German warship Blücher. After visiting the fort of Oscarsborg, enjoy a scenic cruise between islands and skerries back to Akers Brygge and your awaiting ship. 

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Equipment provided includes a weatherproof suit, googles and a lifejacket. In inclement weather an alternative route may be considered. Participants are required to sign a DMC waiver.


price $379
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Oslo, The Best of Oslo
The tour will start boarding a motor coach from the pier, viewing Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, and the National Theater. You will make a photo stop at Oslo’s Opera House, opened in 2008, before continuing to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures of the park were created and completed by one man, Gustav Vigeland. You will walk together with your guide through the park. Your tour will continue through one of Oslo’s most expensive residential neighborhoods and make the climb up Holmenkollen Hill a world-renowned ski jumping area. You will marvel at the spectacular view of the city and the Oslofjord far below. Your last stop will be at the Viking Ship Museum where the finds from the great ship burials at Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune are exhibited. The three ships, which are the best preserved Viking ships in existence, were found in large burial mounds in the Oslo fjord region. These exhibits are some of the finest examples of art and craftsmanship, as well as objects of daily use, made in Norway 1,100 to 1,200 years ago. 

Please note: It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes, layered clothing and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 

price $189
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Oslo, Vikings and Norwegian Explorers
This excursion will provide an in-depth look at the history of the Norwegian Vikings as you venture to the island of Bygdøy to visit three of its fascinating museums. Your motor coach travels along the harbor where you might see the king’s yacht, Norge, anchored. Your first stop will be at the Viking Ships Museum. You will see the artistry of three graceful Viking ships, the best preserved in existence, and view artifacts unearthed from chieftains’ burial mounds. Your next stop will be at the Kon Tiki Museum. Housed here is the balsa raft used by Thor Heyerdahl during his 1947 voyage and Ra II, the papyrus boat Heyerdahl used in 1970. Your excursion will then take you to see Fram, an expedition ship famed for its journeys farther south and north than any other vessel of its time. The ship is exhibited in its entirety, including its original interior and inventory. After this visit, you will return to the pier where the tour ends. 

Please note:  It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes, layered clothing and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 

price $239
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Skagen, Denmark



3.5 HRS

Moderate

biking

sightseeing
Skagen, Biking Tour of Skagen
This guided bike trip starts at the pier. Along the way, you see the special fishermen’s cottages that dot the area, continue past the Swedish Seamen’s Church and through the western part of town to the Skagen Museum of local history. You will continue on to the former royal summer residence Klitgaarden – now a resort for authors, artists and scientists and the sand church which has sunk and become covered by sand over the years, so only the spire can be seen. View the home of artist P.S. Kroeyer and the home of the Danish poet and writer Holger Drachmann, who founded the artist colony in Skagen. Continue past the town hall and follow the beach road to view the old timbered lighthouse. Back in the harbor area, you will explore the charming eastern part of town where the Skagen Museum and the Brøndum Hotel are located.

Please note: This tour may operate in reverse order. All guests must sign an activity release form prior to starting the tour. Helmets are mandatory. Children who participate in the tour must be competent bike riders and at least 12 years old. This tour is limited to 15 guests per group. 

price $179
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Skagen, City Tour of Skagen
The small fishing village of Skagen is Denmark’s northern-most town, and as late as 1890 there were no roads connecting the small town to the rest of Denmark.  Landing in the bustling fishing harbor, you will board a motor coach to start your exploration.  Your first stop will be at the Skagen Museum. Between 1870 and 1930 a group of artists were drawn to Skagen for the very special light found only in this part of the country. They became known later as the Skagen painters and they formed an internationally known artist colony. The Skagen painters favorite scenes were the working fishermen, the charming fishermen’s cottages, and the picturesque landscapes. Next, you will visit Denmark’s most northerly point, Grenen, where two seas, the Skagerak and the Kattegat, meet. Board a tractor trolley for the drive through the sand. Grenen means ’the twig’ in Danish and refers not only to the shape of the spit but to the way it sways slowly between east and west, according to wind and currents. You will also see Skagen’s collection of lighthouses; dating from 1627, to the still active lighthouse built in 1858. Return by bus back to the pier. 

Please note:  There are no ramps at the museum or at Grenen. As there are sand, gravel and uneven surfaces at the stops, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  By Danish Law, Drivers and Guides are not obligated to assist guests with limited mobility – meaning guests with limited mobility have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves. 

price $189
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

concierge
Skagen, Concierge Collection: In the Footsteps of Skagen Painters
Take a stroll through the city accompanied by your local guide and discover why Skagen would be a painter’s favorite location because of its unique bright light found nowhere else in Denmark, Skagen still continues to attract artists and upcoming painters looking for tranquility and inspiration. You will visit some of the galleries in the artisan’s colony near the pier. Enjoy their masterpieces at your leisure and observe how the contrast of light, shadows and movement has inspired their painting style.  Then you will visit the art studio of Peder Munk Ravn, one of Skagen’s local painters with more than 40 years of experience. His philosophy of enriching the soul with harmony, happiness and color is revealed through his work. He will stimulate your inner artist to help transform your impressions and create your own unique Skagen painting. After this unforgettable experience you will return to the pier and before sailing, your framed masterpiece will be delivered to the ship.

Please note: Painting supplies will be provided at the art studio and your own painting will be delivered to the ship prior to sailing – framed.

price $219
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3HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Skagen, Culinary Walk of Skagen
Embark on a culinary walk through quaint Skagen - Denmark's northernmost town. As you stroll through the marina from the ship you will learn about the town of Skagen, how it came to be the holiday destination of Danes and foreigners alike. The rough seas that surrounds this area, have greatly defined what Skagen was to become. Walk past the larger fishing vessels of Skagen, and enjoy the restaurants, lining the inner part of the marina. Your first stop will be at the Brøndums Hotel - the most famed hotel of the region. The hotel was once home to the gatherings of the Skagen painters and the whole hotel boasts of history and charm. Here you will enjoy a selection of canapés of fish - locally caught. From here, a short stroll will take you past the Skagen Art Museum, where the main pieces of art, that the painters created here in Skagen, show the very special lighting. The next destination will be the Hard Candy Store located on the main pedestrian street of Skagen. Try one the Danes’ favorite candies - in hard competition with licorice. A tasting of the locally produced candies will conclude the visit here. As you stroll towards the Cheese House, you will make a detour past the Skagen Church for the perfect photo opportunity, as well as some of the painter’s houses - not located very far from one another. As you enter the cheese shop for the last tasting, you will enjoy the locally produced cheeses. A short stroll past galleries and  the marina will take you back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the weather.


price $199
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2 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Skagen, Helicopter Flighseeing
Transfer from the ship to the helicopter, waiting at the outskirts of Skagen. Enjoy the approximately 12-minute flightseeing of Skagen, where you will pass the northernmost point of Denmark. See the former royal summer residence of Klitgaarden, the buried church outside of Skagen and the old town known as Old Skagen before starting your descent. This tour offers magnificent and breathtaking views of the town of Skagen as well as the surrounding area. As you disembark the helicopter, your guide and bus will be waiting for you, and will be taking you for a leisurely drive through Skagen, to highlight some of the sights seen from the flightseeing before returning to the ship at the cruise quay.  

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $1499
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Skagen, Nature Hike
Transfer from the ship to the Grenen parking lot, end embark for a hike through the lush area surrounding Grenen and Skagen. As you start the hiking journey, your guide will carefully inform you of the sights seen along the way, and what the nature has to offer at this northern part of Denmark, and just what nature has meant for the society of the Skageners through centuries. You will pass such sights as the Grey Lighthouse, one of the 4 lighthouses of Skagen. The Grey Lighthouse now holds a bird observatory that carefully observes the species and birds that travel through here. Further on, you will pass the Skagen Odde Nature Center, designed by the famed Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the architect of the Sydney Opera House. You will pass the Skagen rescue station. It holds a significant role, due to the strong currents and swirls known to these seas of Kattegat and Skagerrak. Your guide will tell you stories of when the seas becomes your enemy and how the Skageners for centuries have saved seafarers from across the globe passing through the waters of Northern Denmark. Before heading back to the motor coach you will pass one of the numerous bunkers in the dunes, this one is now holding the bunker museum of Skagen. Along the hike you might encounter the wildlife that inhabits this area. Vipers, buzzards and smaller birds are known to roam here. Dunes, heather and wind are filling up the horizon. Jennes Lake, a small quaint and picturesque lake in the middle of the dunes makes for a great photo stop.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the weather and bottled water.


price $249
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3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

wine

culture

essentials
Skagen, Sand, Art & Local Produce
The small fishing village of Skagen is Denmark’s northern-most town and can trace its origins back to the 13th century. For centuries fishing trade alone sustained the small community and as late as 1890 there were no roads connecting the small town to the rest of Denmark. But now Skagen is a very popular holiday destination, sometimes doubling or tripling the population over summer. Your motor coach will take you to the bustling fishing harbor where you will soon be swept up in the charm of the village. Enjoy a scenic drive through charming Skagen on your way to the Skagen Odde Naturcenter, beautifully situated in the protected landscape of Grenen at the tip of Denmark. The Skagen Odde Naturcenter, houses various exhibitions – one focusing on wind, sea and sand, the 3 elements that created this region, one which illustrates the works of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, and exhibitions of contemporary art. The tour will continue to Skagen Bryghus, where you will enjoy a taster of different beers from the local microbrewery –  along with information on how the beer is brewed and what ingredients are used. As a small gift, you will be offered a bottle of Skagen Beer to bring back to your ship.  From here, transfer to Pakhuset for a chance to discover one of Skagen’s most iconic foods, marinated herring.  Your tasting menu will include five different types of herring along with some aquavit, a traditional spirit of Scandinavia with flavors of spices and herbs. While at Pakhuset you will also be able to see and hear of their impressive collection of figureheads. 

Please note:  By Danish Law, drivers and guides are not allowed to assist guests with limited mobility – meaning guests have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves. The minimum age to participate is 18 due to the alcoholic drinks on this tour (by Danish law the minimum age is 18). 


price $289
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

wildlife

walking

essentials
Skagen, Splendid Nature of Skagen
The tour will begin with a visit to Råbjerg Mile – the largest migrating sand dune in Northern Europe and voted the most beautiful place to visit in Denmark. Formed on the west coast in the 16th century during the great sand drift, which dominated the landscape until the 19th century, Råbjerg Mile moves eastward at a rate of approximately 49 feet (15 meters) a year. Climb the 656 feet (200 meters) to the very top of the 131-foot (40-meter) high dune and enjoy fantastic views and great photo opportunities. When standing in the middle of this fantastic migrating dune, it is easy to feel as if you are in a desert. From here, you will be heading north, towards Grenen at the very tip of Denmark. Grenen is a hotspot for migratory birds and each year, thousands of migratory birds navigate the busy ‘junction’ around the area of Grenen, by Skagen, during their migration on major international migrating routes. This phenomenon attracts birders and ornithologists from all over Europe. To further investigate the life of migratory birds, one of Skagen’s four lighthouses has been turned into a scientific bird station and state of the art experience center – Skagen Grey Lighthouse – Center for Migratory Birds. The center provides a new and vivid insight into one of the world’s most fascinating natural phenomena, i.e. the ability of migratory birds to fly and find their way across vast distances. On interactive screens, you will be able to follow the migratory birds live from various hotspots at the European continent. While visiting, you can also climb the 223 steps to the very top of the 151-foot (46-meter)-high Grey Lighthouse built in 1858 and enjoy the magnificent view of Skagen and its surroundings. 

Please note:  No ramps at any venue. A few steps can occur at the venues. Age limit is minimum 18 due to Danish Law regarding alcohol consumption. Tour might operate in reverse or alternate order.


price $185
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Copenhagen, Denmark



4 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Copenhagen on Foot
Start your refreshing walk from the cruise pier along the water towards the city center. Pass the rocks where the famous Little Mermaid sits, continue along to the 17th century coastal fortification of Kastellet and see the nearby Gefion Fountain. Walk past Churchill Park and the Museum of Danish Occupation and into the district of town known as Frederikstaden. You will continue along the waterfront until you reach the Amalienborg Palace, flanked by the massive Marble Church on one side and the royal seaside garden of Amaliehaven on the other. Walk to a local venue nearby for a refreshment stop and enjoy some coffee and Danish pastry. Continue on to the colorful Nyhavn canal district: the oldest part of Copenhagen’s harbor. Leaving Nyhavn behind, continue on to the King’s New Square, flanked by noblemen’s palaces, the Royal Theater and the historic Hotel D’Angleterre. Entering the beautiful Kongens Have (the King’s Garden), you will soon see Rosenborg Castle, probably the quaintest and most fairy-tale-like of all Copenhagen castles. Next, make your way through the quaint yellow naval barracks of Nyboder, built in the 1630s to house naval personnel and still inhabited today. Skirting the back of the Kastellet coastal fortress, you will soon find yourself back on the cruise pier.  

Please note:  The cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces of Copenhagen are not wheelchair friendly; there are no ramps. Tour may operate in reverse order.

price $85
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3 horus

Easy

sightseeing

boating

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Copenhagen: Copenhagen by Canal & Coach
You will start with a sightseeing tour through the city to see highlights such as the famous Tivoli Gardens, the new Carlsberg Glyptotek,  the majestic City Hall and charming Christianborg Castle - home to the Danish parliament and the Queen's Reception Rooms - and Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family, consisting of four equal-sized rococo mansions situated on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Continue on to Gammel Strand - formerly the Old Fish market - where you will board your canal boat for a cruise through the harbor of Copenhagen and the fascinating canals of Christianshavn with its picturesque old buildings. During the cruise you will see some of the major sights such as Holmen's Church, Thorvaldsens Museum, the old naval base at Holmen and the Old Stock Exchange with its unique spire of entwined dragons tails as well as some of the interesting new experimental architecture along the harborfront, such as t he new Royal Library, known as the Black Diamond. Also catch a glimpse of Nyhavn - this colorful and lively waterfront district was once the favourite haunt for sailors. Today the canal district is lined with 500-year-old gabled houses, pavement cafes and bars. Fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen lived at three different addresses along the Nyhavn Canal. A "stop" will be made to see the Little Mermaid, the fairytale creation of Hans Christian Andersen.  At the end of the tour your bus will return to your ship.

Please note: Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.


price $119
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

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Copenhagen: Dragoer Fishing Village
Leave the bustling capital of Copenhagen behind for an entirely smaller and quainter destination, Dragoer fishing village. Dragoer is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Amager.  Dragoer was an international marketplace for merchants who came there every year to buy the herring with which the sound abounded.  It developed into a prosperous shipping town until the end of the 19th century. Dragoer has many very well preserved historical buildings due to extensive preservation efforts and local legislation making the town largely pedestrian as early as the 1930s. The old part of town is cozy, with a picturesque maze of alleys with yellow painted houses, red tile roofs and cobblestone streets lined with colorful hollyhocks. Many of these buildings are hundreds of years old. Enjoy a guided stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and have some free time to appreciate the quaint and peaceful atmosphere. Finish your visit with a refreshment stop at one of the lovely old inns for coffee and Danish pastry before returning to Copenhagen by bus.

Please note: The tour may operate in reverse order.  

price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

unesco

sightseeing

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Copenhagen: Royal North Zealand & Frederiksborg Castle
Set off on an enjoyable, narrated tour to your first destination of Hillerød, home of Frederiksborg Castle. Seeing Frederiksborg Castle, you might think that this elegant Dutch Renaissance structure sitting on three small islands, is right out of a fairy tale! Your guided tour will  begin at the Neptune Fountain, and you will visit the rooms of the King's Wing, the Church and the impressive Knight's Hall, which boasts an intricate carved wooden ceiling. Today, the castle has been transformed into a national historical museum and is best known for its outstanding collection of portraits - the largest of its kind in Denmark. Your tour will continue through the picturesque countryside of Northern Zealand. Before reaching your next destination, Kronborg Castle, there will be a photo stop at Fredensborg Palace, one of the Queen's most used residences. Kronborg Castle, situated in the narrow Sund between Denmark and Sweden, is often called 'Hamlet's Castle.' This dramatic Renaissance castle was the inspiration for Shakespeare's tragedy, "Hamlet.".Originally built in 1420 and expanded between 1574 and 1584 by King Frederik II, the castle's historic and rustic surroundings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will offer a photo stop at this impressive castle.  You will continue along the coastal road with lovely views  to the sea past impressive manor houses and small marinas back to your ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera. Under Danish Law, Drivers and Guides may not assist guests with limited mobility – so those with limited mobility have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves. Tour may operate in a different order.


price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

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Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen & Tivoli
Explore nearly 850 years of history on this introductory look at enchanting Copenhagen, featuring sights ranging from beautiful Langelinie and the Little Mermaid to the inner city’s Old Quarter. Aboard a comfortable motor coach, you will pass the City Hall and the Stock Exchange with its stunning spire of entwining dragon tails. Then glimpse Nyhavn’s colorful old harbor before taking a brief stroll at the Royal Amalienborg Palace. Other highlights passed will include the Christiansborg Parliament Buildings, and the Glyptotek Art Museum - just to mention a few. Next up you will visit Tivoli Gardens, the famous amusement park and pleasure garden that is one of the oldest amusement parks to survive intact to the present day. Tivoli has a variety of attractions: buildings in the exotic style of an imaginary Orient: a theater, band stands, restaurants and cafés, flower gardens, and mechanical amusement rides.  Your guide will provide you with a brief overview of Tivoli Gardens after which you will be free to stroll around the park and enjoy the special atmosphere, the beautiful flowers, the fun rides, and the magic that is Tivoli.

Please note:  Under Danish Law, Drivers and Guides may not assist guests with limited mobility – so those with limited mobility have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves. Tour may operate in a different order. 


price $105
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

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Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with airport transfer
Discover the Old World beauty and architecture of Copenhagen during a scenic, debarkation tour of this historic Danish capital, concluding with a transfer to the airport for your flight home.  After disembarking the ship, your sightseeing tour will begin with a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, the famous bronze sculpture which is considered to be the “Symbol of Copenhagen.”  From here, a visit will be made to the courtyard of the Amalienborg Palace which consists of four identical rococo palaces surrounding the spacious octagonal Palace Square.  You will drive through the colorful canal area of Nyhavn, a trendy area of Copenhagen, with many cafés and restaurants along the canal.  From here, continue on for a photo stop at the Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and the Queen's Reception rooms. Your tour will conclude with a scenic sightseeing drive through the city.  Along the way, pass by the City Hall and Square, Strøget Pedestrian Street, which is filled with shops, boutiques and cafés, and the world-famous Tivoli Garden, home to a wealth of flowers, restaurants and entertainment.  Afterward, drive by the Glyptotek Art Museum and the Old Stock Exchange, then through Christianshavn before taking the beautiful coastal road of Amager Island to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: This tour is offered to guests disembarking the ship with flights at 2:00 p.m. or later and will end at the airport.  It requires a moderate amount of walking and most areas visited are wheelchair accessible.  This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the coach steps.  The tour sequence may vary. 


price $119
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

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Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with hotel transfer
The tour is a must-do for every first-time visitor to Copenhagen and provides an excellent orientation for further exploration on your own.  Your first stop will be at the Copenhagen Landmark, the Little Mermaid Statue where a photo stop will be made.  Then continue on your tour and drive by Rosenborg Castle, a fairy-tale castle housing the crown jewels and a collection of royal memorabilia such as Christian IV's pearl-studded saddle.  Next, visit the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, the royal winter residence.  Drive through the colorful canal area of Nyhavn, now a trendy area of Copenhagen with many cafés and restaurants along the canal.  Continue to Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and the Queen's Reception rooms.  Enjoy the view of the City Hall and Square.  One side is the mile-long pedestrian street Strøget filled with shops, boutiques and cafés.  Opposite is the world famous Tivoli Gardens, founded back in 1843 and offering a wealth of flowers, restaurants and entertainment.  Next, pass the Glyptotek Art Museum with an impressive collection of art and then on to the old Stock Exchange - a building in Dutch renaissance style with its spire of entwined dragon tails.  Drive through the area of Christianshavn and leave the island of Zealand.  After this scenic overview of the Danish capital, your coach and guide will transfer you to your post cruise Windstar hotel.

Please note: This tour is offered to guests staying in Copenhagen at the conclusion of their cruise.  It requires a moderate amount of walking and most areas visited are wheelchair accessible.  This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the coach steps.  Order of sites may vary.  Guests staying at other hotel properties in Copenhagen, may take this tour and take a taxi on their own from the Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel. 


price $119
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