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Special moments are made ashore


If you’re looking to come back with a tale or two from your next holiday – we’ve got just the thing. The shore excursions we offer provide real adventures ashore. Our destination experts are always on the look-out for authentic, eye-opening experiences that will make for unforgettable stories on your return.

Experience real adventures with the shore excursions we offer

From exploring natural wonders, to cultural and local cuisine – it’s time to delve in. Here are some of the newest shore excursions available:   


Glorious days in Greece

There’s so much to discover in Greece; from impressive ancient architecture to delicious local cuisines. On the Flavours of Greece shore excursion in Katakolon you’ll get hands on with Greek cuisine in this cookery class. You’ll learn the art of making flavoursome food with simple ingredients like feta, olive oil and lemon – and of course there’ll be lots of tasting! 


Strolling through Mykonos you can’t help but soak up its magical atmosphere. On the Mykonos Walk and Mosaics shore excursion you’ll take a wander through the town and charming Little Venice. You’ll find classic white-washed buildings, iconic windmills, and oodles of artsy charm. This magical setting is sure to inspire, and get your creative juices flowing when you design your very own mosaic artwork.


On the island of Corfu take the In the Footsteps of the Durrells shore excursion to visit hotspots frequented by the famous Durrell family. Sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic drive, as you head south along the coast to Perama, the area of Corfu where the family first moved to. Then it’s on to Kontokali Bay, and Kalami where Lawrence Durrell loved to bathe.


Norway your way

Visit Alta, one of the most northerly towns in Norway, and experience the ever so cool shore excursion An overnight in Igloo Hotel (open from mid January to mid April). The magnificent Igloo Hotel houses a bar, chapel, lounges, bedrooms and a suite all made from snow and ice. Each year the hotel has to be rebuilt and is decorated to a new theme providing you with a truly unique experience.


The peaceful village of Olden has the perfect Fjordland cruise location – nestling at the southern end of one branch of the beautiful Nordfjord, and at the entrance to the gorgeous Oldedalen Valley. Take the Hiking Mount Hoven and Skylift shore excursion and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view of the surrounds, as you climb to over 1,000 metres up in the Loen Skylift. A two-hour guided hike allows you to explore even more of this beautiful area and soak up the unforgettable vistas.



Be inspired in Italy

Immerse yourself in Italy; from soaking up the sights of Naples in an oh-so charming vintage Fiat 600 to enjoying a sneak-peek behind-the-scenes tour of the Vatican. On the Naples by Vintage 600 shore excursion you’ll enjoy a tour around the city in a pint-sized, vintage Fiat 600. Your driver will give you an insight into the history, culture and way of life of this beautiful city. All you’ll have to do is sit back, relax and soak up the city’s old-world charm and beautiful architecture. There’ll be time to stretch your legs to explore on foot as well, with stops at Marco Ferrigno workshop, Gran Café Gambrinus and Posillipo Hill – the perfect spot for snaps of the Gulf of Naples.


On the Vatican – Behind the Scenes shore excursion you’ll enjoy a private tour of the Vatican and see areas otherwise not open to the public. Home to Roman Catholic popes for many centuries, the Vatican City is in fact a city-state surrounded on all sides by Rome. It houses some of the most iconic art treasures in the world, including the famed ancient Roman sculpture, ‘Laocoön and His Sons’ as well as masterpieces of Michelangelo, including his frescoes of the ‘Creation’ and the ‘Last Judgment’. After an extensive tour and some free time there’ll be an opportunity to take a sightseeing drive around Rome's renowned landmarks including Circus Maximus, Venice Square and the Colosseum.


Sensational Spain

Walking the Caminito Del Rey shore excursion in Malaga is sure to be a thrilling experience. The trail of the beautiful Gaitanes Ravine was once called 'one of the world's scariest hiking routes'. Originally a supply path for the construction of a railway and hydroelectric power station, the path, more than 100 years old, fell into disrepair over the course of time. Most of the trail is through the valley, with deep gorges plunging hundreds of feet below at both ends. This truly is an Indiana Jones experience you’ll never forget.


Picturesque Portugal

In Portugal’s vibrant capital take the weight off of your feet and discover the splendid views, fine architecture and narrow alleyways on the See Lisbon by Tuk Tuk shore excursion. Setting off from the pier your tuk tuk will take you on an inspiring journey, and you’ll be able to admire both the modern and historic faces of the city. Several photo stops will be made along the way, and you’ll have the delicious opportunity to try one of Lisbon’s famous custard tarts!


Surprising sights in Sweden

Not for the faint-hearted, but definitely a little different – it’s time to buckle up in your safety harness for the Rooftop Walking Tour in Sweden. Your walking tour really begins 141 feet up on the rooftop of the Old Parliament building. Here you can take in impressive 360 degree views of the city, including of the historic old town of Gamla Stan and across to eight of the fourteen islands on which the city was built. As you walk in single file along the path you are in touching distance from the spire of Riddarholmen Church, built by the Franciscan monks and the final resting place of most Swedish kings. Back on ground zero have your camera at the ready to capture the elegance of the Royal Palace, and the characterful architecture in the Great Square.


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Special moments are for sharing

Don't forget if you book an applicable Select Price holiday by 1 October 2018 you can enjoy a 5% low deposit and extra on-board spending money* – perfect for sharing even more special moments, and you can even use it to purchase shore excursions on board.


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