102-night 2022 World Cruise -Myths, Marvels & Monuments: A Cultural Mosaic

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Serenity®
Destination:
Miami/Monte Carlo
Departure Date:
1/17/2022
Length:
102
Offer ID:
1346387
from
$40629


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Miami
1/17/2022
1/17/2022 5:00:00 PM

A great climate which makes it a great vacation spot all year round, exciting attractions, professional sports teams, art, history, museums, and all of the nature parks and education you could ask for. Miami has many local activities & attractions, including Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, and South Beach. Amusement parks, deep-sea fishing, boat rides, sightseeing, fine dining, professional football, dolphin watching, marine museums. A visitor can spend hours, days, or weeks entertaining themselves and family without having to travel more than a few minutes in any direction. Nighttime entertainment includes: music and dance clubs with music ranging from smooth sounding jazz to lively disco, comedy clubs, concerts, theater, opera, symphony and movies. Virtually no one comes to Miami without taking a stroll along the Beach.

At Sea
1/18/2022
1/18/2022

No information currently available.

Ocho Rios
1/19/2022 8:00:00 AM
1/19/2022 5:00:00 PM

The most famous attraction in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is Dunn's River falls, where you can barefoot your way up a staircase of cascading water. For sheer natural beauty, you can't surpass Shaw Park Botanical Gardens, which offers 32 acres of indigenous trees, flowers and shrubs as well as picturesque streams and waterfalls.

At Sea
1/20/2022
1/20/2022

No information currently available.

Cartagena (Colombia)
Suggested Private Excursion
1/21/2022 8:00:00 AM
1/21/2022 2:00:00 PM

Cartagena is full of history and charm. At La Popa Monastery, you will have a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Enjoy the artisan center of Las Bovedas (The Dungeons), Plaza Bolivar, the Palace of Inquisition and the Church of San Pedro Claver, and shop for Colombian emeralds - the finest in the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

City Tour in Cartagena (4 hours)

Walking Tour + Coffee Tasting in Cartagena (3 hours)

Panama Canal
1/22/2022
1/22/2022

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle. Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.

At Sea
1/23/2022
1/23/2022

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Puerto Corinto
1/24/2022 8:00:00 AM
1/24/2022 5:00:00 PM

The port of Corinto port is considered one of the most important ports in Nicaragua because of the vast amounts of import and exports that travel through the port every day. Just outside the harbor one can find beautifully sandy, almost empty beaches which is a perfect place to catch up on some R & R. While in town, be sure to dine on locally caught fish.

Puerto Quetzal
1/25/2022 8:00:00 AM
1/25/2022 6:00:00 PM

Puerto Quetzal, on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, gives access to Guatemala City, the capital, beaches and some significant historical sites. Magnificent buildings of the colonial period remain at Antigua, the colonial capital, located near Guatemala City. Guatemala was the center of the old Mayan civilization, and many sites from the classic Mayan period (3rd-10th century AD) have been excavated and studied. The largest of these is Tikal in the northern lowlands, where some 3,000 structures, including tall temple pyramids as well as plazas and monuments, cover an area of about 6 sq miles. Thought to have sustained a population of 50,000 at its peak, it was abandoned for unknown reasons at the end of the 10th century.

At Sea
1/26/2022
1/26/2022

No information currently available.

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
1/27/2022 9:00:00 AM
1/27/2022 6:00:00 PM

Like two vacations in one. Set against lush green mountains, this tropical beauty offers all the modern comforts of luxury resorts, and all the charm of a sleepy seaside village. Located less than 6 miles apart, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo combine to deliver the best of both worlds. Ixtapa invites you to experience some of the best watersports on the southwest coast of Mexico, plus award winning golf courses and a wide variety of luxurious accommodations. Zihuatanejo is a classic Mexican pueblo - unpretentious and serene. Explore centuries of tradition along cobblestone streets as you uncover intriguing native markets and seaside cafes. Lay back, pick up the pace or do a little of both and enjoy two great vacations in one.

Manzanillo
1/28/2022 8:00:00 AM
1/28/2022 6:00:00 PM

Miles of white and black sand beaches, glistening bays, spectacular resorts waiting to pamper the senses. This hidden retreat on Mexico's Pacific coast is a charming port town filled with over 600 years of history and boundless beauty. With excellent climate all year, Manzanillo is perfect for a variety of watersports including world-class sportfishing. Soak up the sun, then watch the tide roll away after a delicious dinner under the stars. Manzanillo attracts those searching for a serene setting. A few miles up the coastline is Manzanillo's luxurious and pleasantly understated Resort Zone. Two large bays of golden sand and surf are connected by a coastal highway lined with mini malls, souvenir shops, restaurants and nightspots. Located directly across from the waterfront, the main square becomes quite lively in the evening. The remodeled Malecon provides visitors with a relaxed, peaceful setting for leisurely walks. Visit Museum of Archeology & History - which displays the region's history and a changing exposition of important Mexican painters.

At Sea
1/29/2022
1/29/2022

No information currently available.

Cabo San Lucas
1/30/2022 7:00:00 AM
1/30/2022 5:00:00 PM

Once sought after by pirates for its safe harbors, the Los Cabos region of the Southern Baja Peninsula is now home to bustling towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Each offers travelers an exciting, fun-filled destination. Cabo San Lucas, with a population of 25,000, is the faster-growing of the two. In the past few years, swanky new hotels and sleek condos have been added to round out this vacation destination. Superb sportfishing put Cabo San Lucas on the map, but non-fishermen will enjoy the thriving beach community as well. Snorkeling gear, boats, waverunners, kayaks, paddleboats and windsurf boards are all available for the active vacationer.

At Sea
1/31/2022
1/31/2022

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San Diego
2/1/2022 10:00:00 AM
2/1/2022 6:00:00 PM

San Diego is a city offering a little for everyone. Tons of beaches line San Diego's coastline, ranging from the surfer's beach to the family beach to the private romantic beaches hidden away from the crowds. Attractions like Sea World and the world famous San Diego Zoo are a big reason San Diego is a great family destination. And for those who are just here to get away for the weekend and have a good time, San Diego offers an unbelievable nightlife with outrageous nightclubs, live concerts, professional sports, theatrical performances and much more.

Los Angeles
2/2/2022 10:00:00 AM
2/2/2022 5:00:00 PM

Much of Los Angeles lies in a fairly flat basin, surrounded by mountains and ocean. Although the Santa Monica Mountains, one of the most unheralded of the city’s remaining natural treasures, splits LA between the familiar sights of La-La Land to the south and the charmless suburbs to the north, the metropolis is easily traversed. Places for visitors to explore include Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, the central strip of Wilshire Boulevard with faded Art Deco "Miracle Mile" zone and good museums, and the beach towns of Santa Monica and Venice, where visitors can stroll along the former’s remodeled pier and Third Street Promenade outdoor mall, or visit the latter’s famed Muscle Beach and oceanside Boardwalk. Lengthier trips to LA may include the old-fashioned charm of Old Pasadena, home of ever-popular Rose Parade and Bowl, Downtown, site of much city heritage and setting for what skyscrapers the area does have, the South Bay, the place to find the region’s second biggest city of Long Beach, and Malibu, where visitors can try to get a glimpse of movie stars and assorted celebrities.

At Sea
2/3/2022
2/3/2022

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At Sea
2/4/2022
2/4/2022

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At Sea
2/5/2022
2/5/2022

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At Sea
2/6/2022
2/6/2022

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At Sea
2/7/2022
2/7/2022

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Oahu
2/8/2022 8:00:00 AM
2/8/2022 11:59:00 PM

Oahu is "The Gathering Place." It has more hotels, more restaurants, and more major attractions than all of the other islands put together. Our major city, Honolulu, is here. So is the "World's Best Beach" at Waikiki.
Honolulu is sophisticated, lively, and breathtaking. It has more in the way of arts, culture, and entertainment. It has an abundance of galleries, nightclubs, and museums, a major zoo, aquarium, Iolani Palace (the only royal palace on U.S. soil), Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial... the list goes on and on.

The day-time high temperatures in Honolulu during the summer range from an average of 85 to 87 degrees F (29.4-30.6 C) with night-time lows of 70 to 74 (21.1-23.3 C). Winter day-time high temperatures in the city are 70 to 74 degrees F (21.1-23.3 C) and night-time lows are 65 to 69 degrees (18.3-20.6 C). Travelers may want to pack a light jacket and pants for strolling on the cooler winter evenings. Hikers planning to trek through some of Oahu's higher elevations should be aware that there is a 3.5 degree drop in temperature for every thousand foot rise above sea level. Its a good idea then to carry along a couple of layers of light clothing for these higher elevations, especially in the winter months.

No other American city could offer you the opportunity to surf the world's biggest waves, snorkel a lagoon, hike into a dormant volcano, golf at a dozen championship courses, and catch the sunset from a five-star restaurant. All within an hours drive of your hotel room.

The key to enjoying Oahu, as with most of the islands, is mobility. The Bus circles the island for only a dollar. Or rent a car and get out to see the 'real' Hawaii... the gentle waterfalls, and the craggy peaks. Discover the 'undiscovered' beaches. Boogey board at Makapuu. Ride a horse at Turtle Bay. Watch the surfers at the Pipeline. Or sample a little fresh pineapple juice. Have fun! Get wet! This is Hawaii. It's an adventure!

Kauai
2/9/2022 8:00:00 AM
2/9/2022 6:00:00 PM

Kauai stands out as the vacation destination of choice, blending the enchantment of ancient Hawaii with all modern conveniences. Kayak on the same river where Indiana Jones escaped, or windsurf with playful spinner dolphins swimming at your side. Enjoy a whalewatching expedition, or explore exquisite waterfalls on a scenic helicopter tour, or from a zodiac craft. Sportfishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling are all popular in the pristine waters off the incomparable coasts. Horseback riding offers breathtaking vistas from the mountains to the beaches.

Kauai is a magnificent natural setting for golf. Kauai is home to many top-ranked courses as Golf Digest rates four of the championship golf courses among the top seven in the State of Hawaii and Wailua Municipal Golf Course consistently ranks in the top 100 municipal courses in the country.

At Sea
2/10/2022
2/10/2022

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At Sea
2/11/2022
2/11/2022

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At Sea
2/12/2022
2/12/2022

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At Sea
2/13/2022
2/13/2022

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At Sea
2/14/2022
2/14/2022

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Cross International Dateline
2/15/2022
2/15/2022

Travel across the International Dateline and step forward or backward in time one day.

Apia
2/16/2022 8:00:00 AM
2/16/2022 6:00:00 PM

Cradled along Upolu's northern shore lies the peaceful township of Apia. Picturesque thatched-roof "fales" blend into the emerald-hued countryside. Jagged mountains rise above deserted beaches where trade winds sigh on coconut palms. Banana groves and bread-fruit trees gently ripen in the moist, tropical climate. Western Samoa's friendly, carefree islanders will welcome you and proudly show you the former home of their adopted son, Robert Louis Stevenson. This is a contented island where traditional ways hold despite the passage of time.

At Sea
2/17/2022
2/17/2022

No information currently available.

Nuku'alofa
2/18/2022 8:00:00 AM
2/18/2022 5:00:00 PM

Nuku'alofa, the capital and largest town of Tonga is on the north coast of Tongatapu Island in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is the island's chief port and principal economic, administrative, and tourist centre. The red-roofed Royal Palace (1865-1867) on the waterfront, is a major landmark. In 1643 the Dutch navigator Abel Janszoon Tasman landed here.

At Sea
2/19/2022
2/19/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
2/20/2022
2/20/2022

No information currently available.

Auckland
Suggested Private Excursion
2/21/2022 10:00:00 AM
2/21/2022

Auckland is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world, with the cosmopolitan city centre complemented by great escapes within half an hour of downtown. Indulge in Auckland's shopping, nightlife and unrivalled cuisine and experience some of the many attractions and adventure activities on offer. There is never a shortage of things to do in the City of Sails. Sights to see include Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Zoo, and Museum of Transport and Technology.

Suggested Private Excursions

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)

North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

Auckland
Suggested Private Excursion
2/22/2022
2/22/2022 6:00:00 PM

Auckland is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world, with the cosmopolitan city centre complemented by great escapes within half an hour of downtown. Indulge in Auckland's shopping, nightlife and unrivalled cuisine and experience some of the many attractions and adventure activities on offer. There is never a shortage of things to do in the City of Sails. Sights to see include Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Zoo, and Museum of Transport and Technology.

Suggested Private Excursions

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)

North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

Tauranga
Suggested Private Excursion
2/23/2022 7:30:00 AM
2/23/2022 8:45:00 PM

Tauranga is the principal city of the Bay of Plenty. Well-planned parks and gardens were left by 19th century missionaries for today’s residents and visitors to enjoy. Sprawling along the sweeping bay, Tauranga is a popular summer resort. Visit the mission house and walk around the 1860s campsite of the military, situated on a cliff overlooking the harbor. Other attractions include the Waitomo Caves, a vast underground network of water-sculpted, cathedral-like limestone grottoes, big-game fishing and scuba diving, and spectacular flightseeing excursions over White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano. The area of the Bay of Plenty is blessed with a good climate and fine beaches. Other sights include Monmouth Redoubt, The Strand, and Mount Maunganui.

Suggested Private Excursions

Rotorua - thermal and cultural highlights (ex Tauranga) - full day tour (8 hours)

At Sea
2/24/2022
2/24/2022

No information currently available.

Picton
2/25/2022 7:00:00 AM
2/25/2022 5:00:00 PM

Picton, located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, is the starting point into South Island. The surrounding area is renowned for its spectacular seascapes. Picton makes an ideal base for an exploration of the Marlborough Sounds. Today, large areas of the Sound are protected as the Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park. Cruising these waterways is the best way to get a close look at the many secluded bays and bush-clad headlands that make up the park. Excursions inland travel to the heart of a major wine growing region. Marlborough's wines have an international reputation for excellence and the vineyards around Blenheim offer some exclusive vintages that may be difficult to obtain elsewhere. Other sights include Picton Whaling Museum and the Edwin Fox Center.

At Sea
2/26/2022
2/26/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
2/27/2022
2/27/2022

No information currently available.

Sydney
Suggested Private Excursion
2/28/2022 12:00:00 PM
2/28/2022

Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.


Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:


1. Explore the historic Rocks

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.


2. Hit the world-famous harbour

Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.


3. Visit Manly on the ferry

Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.


4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington

Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.


5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours

Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours

Sydney
Suggested Private Excursion
3/1/2022
3/1/2022 6:00:00 PM

Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.


Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:


1. Explore the historic Rocks

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.


2. Hit the world-famous harbour

Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.


3. Visit Manly on the ferry

Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.


4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington

Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.


5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours

Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours

Eden
3/2/2022 8:00:00 AM
3/2/2022 6:00:00 PM

The southern gateway to the Sapphire Coast, Eden is set in rugged beauty with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters to the east and forests and parklands to the west.

At Sea
3/3/2022
3/3/2022

No information currently available.

Melbourne
Suggested Private Excursion
3/4/2022 8:00:00 AM
3/4/2022 11:30:00 PM

Melbourne

Melbourne is a maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. Here you can soak up culture, hit the sporting grounds, taste the dynamic food and wine scene, dance til dawn or wander the parks and leafy boulevards. Visit Federation Square, the city's landmark cultural space, and enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade. Shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. Wander Southbank's cafes, bistros and bars and get a world tour of cuisines in Carlton, Richmond and Fitzroy. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and cheer with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Five Must-Have Melbourne Experiences:


1. Shop till you drop

Bag a bargain at the Rose Street Artist's Market and browse the funky boutiques on Brunswick Street. Buy designer labels such as Akira Isogawa and Zimmerman on Chapel Street in Prahran or in the historic Melbourne General Post Office, which covers an entire city block. For everything from fashion to furnishings at fantastic value, visit Bridge Road in Richmond. Melbourne is a shopper's haven, offering eclectic boutiques, high-end fashion, funky homeware stores and European style piazzas in the city's arcades and hidden laneways.


2. Bar hop and dance till dawn

Sip a cocktail in a converted sea container in Chinatown, enjoy a sunset beer in a St Kilda pub or listen to cabaret in lush retro surroundings in jazz bars in the city. Linger over exquisite tapas and exotic wine in a Little Collins Street bar and mingle in a pink parlour with fake grass in Bourke Street. You can party from dusk in the bars of Brunswick Street. Or dance till dawn in bars in the city's lantern-lit laneways, secret apart from the spill of coloured light under heavy brass doors.


3. Get into the gourmet goodness

Let the aroma of good coffee waft over you in Melbourne's gothic European laneways. The city is famous for its coffee and old-world café culture but there's so much more to explore. Once you've downed a 'short black' or taken an afternoon aperitif, try tea in a nineteenth-century hotel or salivate over your silver spoon in acclaimed restaurants like Nobu, Botanical and Becco. Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood at the Queen Victoria Market on a Saturday, known for its bustling crowds and buskers. Try out the restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars in Southbank or Federation Square. Make your way around Melbourne's multicultural cosmos of cuisines: Carlton for Italian classics, Richmond for budget-friendly Vietnamese and Fitzroy for Spanish tapas.


4. Fill up on culture

See a performance by the Australian Ballet, which is based here in Australia's cultural capital. Or enjoy a dazzling musical at the Princess Theatre. Browse the Southern Hemisphere's best collection of international art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Or visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square, a landmark cultural 'space' for Melbournians. Challenge yourself with the creative collections in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank. To learn more about Melbourne's Aboriginal cultural heritage, see contemporary and dreamtime art or take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens.


5. Go sports mad

Cheer for an Australian Rules Football game with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground over winter. Go cricket mad in summer, when the city hosts the Ashes and one day internationals. Or join the huge crowds watching the Australian Tennis Open at Melbourne Park. Rev heads head to Melbourne in March for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Albert Park. And whether you are a racing fan or just a casual punter, you won't want to miss the Melbourne Cup - the world's richest horse race on the first Tuesday in November.

Suggested Private Excursions

Melbourne: Highlights - 6 hours

Melbourne: Laneways Walking Tour - 4 hours

Melbourne: Great Ocean Road And Scenic Flight - 9 hours

At Sea
3/5/2022
3/5/2022

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At Sea
3/7/2022
3/7/2022

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At Sea
3/8/2022
3/8/2022

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At Sea
3/9/2022
3/9/2022

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Bussleton
3/10/2022 8:00:00 AM
3/10/2022 6:00:00 PM

Bussleton (Busselton) is one of Western Australia's favorite seaside port towns, and the gateway to Margaret River's wine region.

Busselton Jetty and the surrounding waterfront is the highlight of the city, with many seaside cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques, as well as a white sandy beach and bike paths to enjoy.

Perth (Fremantle)
Suggested Private Excursion
3/11/2022 10:00:00 AM
3/11/2022 6:00:00 PM

Fremantle is located at the mouth of the River Swan on the east coast of Western Australia. Fremantle is one of the oldest settlements in Australia and has a sense of history with many well-preserved examples of colonial architecture including the Maritime Museum (1852) and the Fremantle Museum and Arts Centre, built by convicts as a lunatic asylum in the 1860s. It is gateway to Perth, capital city of Western Australia, located on the banks of the River Swan (10 miles) from its mouth. From Freemantle you can also visit the outback sites of the Pinnacles and Wave Rock

Suggested Private Excursions

Perth: City Sights - 4 hours

Perth: City Sights and Fremantle Tour - 8 hours

At Sea
3/12/2022
3/12/2022

No information currently available.

Exmouth
3/13/2022 7:30:00 AM
3/13/2022 6:00:00 PM

Exmouth, Australia, which is a small town of about 3,500 people situated just north of the Tropic of Capricorn has an average winter temperature of 77 degrees farenheit, while the summer averages 95 degrees. Luckily, Exmouth has no wet season, so the summer days are low in humidity. In 1967 Australia and the US established a communications base in the area and in the same year the town of Exmouth was gazetted as the supporting town to the base.

At Sea
3/14/2022
3/14/2022

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At Sea
3/15/2022
3/15/2022

No information currently available.

Benoa
Suggested Private Excursion
3/16/2022 9:00:00 AM
3/16/2022

Benoa (Tanjung Benoa) is a modern Balinese resort - a government-run dreamland of coconut palms, white sand beaches and pristine waters located near the island's southernmost tip. Geologically, the area is quite different from the rest of Bali, and even from the rest of the Bukit peninsula upon which it rests. Instead of rice fields or limestone cliffs, there is sandy soil reaching down to a long, sandy beach protected by a reef. Coconut trees are everywhere. The climate here is also drier than the rest of Bali, freshened by a mild ocean breeze.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bali Highlights & Twin Lakes - 9 hours - Benoa

Benoa
Suggested Private Excursion
3/17/2022
3/17/2022 10:00:00 AM

Benoa (Tanjung Benoa) is a modern Balinese resort - a government-run dreamland of coconut palms, white sand beaches and pristine waters located near the island's southernmost tip. Geologically, the area is quite different from the rest of Bali, and even from the rest of the Bukit peninsula upon which it rests. Instead of rice fields or limestone cliffs, there is sandy soil reaching down to a long, sandy beach protected by a reef. Coconut trees are everywhere. The climate here is also drier than the rest of Bali, freshened by a mild ocean breeze.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bali Highlights & Twin Lakes - 9 hours - Benoa

At Sea
3/18/2022
3/18/2022

No information currently available.

Singapore
Suggested Private Excursion
3/19/2022 5:00:00 PM
3/19/2022

One of Asia's great economic successes, Singapore has fused diverse cultures into one dynamic nation.
Behind high-tech industries and high-rise buildings lives a society with an ingrained sense of conservative Confucian values. Beneath the westernized modernity beats a totally Asian heart. Strong beliefs center around extended families, filial piety, discipline, respect and Asian work ethics. Singapore’s name, meaning "Lion City," can be traced to the 13th century, and today there is the mythical Merlion, half-lion, half-fish, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River as the symbol of Singapore. A recent advertising campaign billed Singapore as "A Fine City."

Suggested Private Excursions

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore

A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam

Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)

The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru

Singapore
Suggested Private Excursion
3/20/2022
3/20/2022 6:00:00 PM

One of Asia's great economic successes, Singapore has fused diverse cultures into one dynamic nation.
Behind high-tech industries and high-rise buildings lives a society with an ingrained sense of conservative Confucian values. Beneath the westernized modernity beats a totally Asian heart. Strong beliefs center around extended families, filial piety, discipline, respect and Asian work ethics. Singapore’s name, meaning "Lion City," can be traced to the 13th century, and today there is the mythical Merlion, half-lion, half-fish, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River as the symbol of Singapore. A recent advertising campaign billed Singapore as "A Fine City."

Suggested Private Excursions

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore

A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam

Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)

The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru

At Sea
3/21/2022
3/21/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/22/2022
3/22/2022

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At Sea
3/23/2022
3/23/2022

No information currently available.

Colombo
3/24/2022 8:00:00 AM
3/24/2022 6:00:00 PM

Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka, with the newly built parliament situated in picturesque surroundings, while Colombo is the main commercial capital city, where almost all the business transactions take place. Studded with high-rise buildings, modern five star hotels, modern convention centers and a Stock Exchange Centre, Colombo continues to be the hub of commercial activities.

At Sea
3/25/2022
3/25/2022

No information currently available.

Malé
3/26/2022 7:00:00 AM
3/26/2022 6:00:00 PM

The Maldives boast some of the finest tropical beaches in the world. The very name, Maldives, arouses visions of exotic tropical beach sun and barbeques on luxury island hotel resorts surrounded by clear calm coral reef fringed warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Visitors to the Maldives, blessed by superb underwater visibility and abundant coral life, are treated to breathtaking sights of underwater marine life. The Maldives offer the best diving spots in Asia, with most resorts having experienced diving instructors. With only 200 islands inhabited, over 75 islands have been reserved for development of tourist resorts which are among the most luxurious in the Indian Ocean. Male, the capital of the Maldives sits on a 1-sq-mi/2-sq-km island—the whole place can be seen on foot in about an hour.

At Sea
3/27/2022
3/27/2022

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At Sea
3/28/2022
3/28/2022

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Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
3/29/2022 10:00:00 AM
3/29/2022

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
3/30/2022
3/30/2022 6:00:00 PM

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

At Sea
3/31/2022
3/31/2022

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At Sea
4/1/2022
4/1/2022

No information currently available.

Salalah
4/2/2022 7:00:00 AM
4/2/2022 5:00:00 PM

Salalah is the capital of Dhofar province, which is the southern region of the Sultanate of Oman. Lovely parks and groves of banana, papaya, watermelon and vegetables give the city a tropical atmosphere and have earned it the name Garden City. Along the coast lie miles of uncrowded beaches, bordered by a brilliant blue sea. Other attractions include ancient forts, archaeological sites, fishing villages and the tombs of prophets. While it is mainly the rugged landscape and the beaches that appeal to visitors with a penchant for unspoiled locales, the modern and fast-growing city offers an interesting museum, architectural highlights such as the Al Husn Palace and colorful, bustling souks, where everything from frankincense and fragrant perfumes to gold and silver jewelry is sold.
Most of all, Salalah has to be appreciated as an off-the-beaten-track location and for the uniqueness that marks the Dhofar region.

At Sea
4/3/2022
4/3/2022

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At Sea
4/4/2022
4/4/2022

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At Sea
4/5/2022
4/5/2022

No information currently available.

Luxor (Safaga)
4/6/2022 7:00:00 AM
4/6/2022

The port city of Safaga, located on the western flank of the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia, has dusty streets that are for the most part quiet. Diving enthusiasts come to Safaga to take advantage of one of the world’s best locations for underwater exploration. For those guests who feel the 150-mile drive through the desert may be too much, Safaga offers bazaars where bargaining for souvenirs and handicraft items
may be fun. Nearby are a few hotels offering resort and diving facilities.

Luxor: Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

Luxor (Safaga)
4/7/2022
4/7/2022 6:00:00 PM

The port city of Safaga, located on the western flank of the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia, has dusty streets that are for the most part quiet. Diving enthusiasts come to Safaga to take advantage of one of the world’s best locations for underwater exploration. For those guests who feel the 150-mile drive through the desert may be too much, Safaga offers bazaars where bargaining for souvenirs and handicraft items
may be fun. Nearby are a few hotels offering resort and diving facilities.

Luxor: Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

Petra (Aqaba)
4/8/2022 7:00:00 AM
4/8/2022 9:00:00 PM

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

At Sea
4/9/2022
4/9/2022

No information currently available.

Suez Canal
4/10/2022
4/10/2022

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
4/11/2022 7:00:00 AM
4/11/2022

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
4/12/2022
4/12/2022 7:00:00 PM

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

Limassol
4/13/2022 8:00:00 AM
4/13/2022 5:00:00 PM

Every night people celebrate events momentous and trivial. Explore Limassol Castle, which contains the Cyprus Medieval Museum, or the Folk Art Museum, housed in an old mansion. Walk ten miles of beautiful beaches, known as Cypriot Riviera. Stroll in the sea promenade or visit lush Municipal Gardens. On the coastal road to the east, just after luxurious hotels, you will find Amathus, one of the ancient city kingdoms of Cyprus. See the ruins and take a dip near the site of an ancient port. West of Limassol lies Kolossi Castle, a medieval fortress whose walls contain a tower surrounding living quarters, and an ancient sugar factory. Visit the Kourion archaeological site, an ancient city-kingdom, where you can take in a play or concert at the ancient Greco-Roman Theater, overlooking the blue Mediterranean. And explore a treasure trove of Greek and Roman sites, such as the Sanctuary of Apollo.

Rhodes
Suggested Private Excursion
4/14/2022 9:00:00 AM
4/14/2022 5:30:00 PM

Rhodes is one of Greece’s favored vacation centers and was an important cultural center with a well-known School of Rhetoric attended by such greats as Cicero and Caesar. Rhodes' most famous attractions originated with the Knights of St. John, who occupied parts of the island from 1310 to 1522 and left a medieval town, dominated by the Palace of the Grand Masters and Knights' Hospital, which houses an Archaeological Museum with interesting exhibits of national archaeological finds. Rhodes has inspired many artists. The Old Town offers shopping opportunities and lively nightlife. At Mount Filerimos a church has been built on the site of an ancient temple. A popular excursion is to the charming village of Lindos. Its premier attraction, the ancient acropolis, stands atop sheer cliffs. Walls of a 13th-century Crusader castle enclose the site. Today, the winding path up to the acropolis is lined by stalls, where locals sell lace tablecloths and souvenirs. Mandraki Harbor's entrance is flanked by stone columns topped by figures of a stag and a hind, the town's heraldic animals.

Suggested Private Excursions

Rhodes Town & Lindos - Full day tour

Rhodes: Filerimos, Valley of the Butterflies & Ancient Kamiros (5hrs)

At Sea
4/15/2022
4/15/2022

No information currently available.

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
4/16/2022 10:00:00 AM
4/16/2022

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours

Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours

Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
4/17/2022
4/17/2022 6:00:00 PM

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours

Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours

Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)

Nessebur
4/18/2022 7:30:00 AM
4/18/2022 4:00:00 PM

Today, residents of Nessebur (Nessebar) live mostly from fishing and tourism. Nessebur sits on a small rocky peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Remnants of the 2nd century city walls rise above the town and the winding, cobblestone streets are lined with stone and timber houses with wooden stairways and jutting first floors. Another characteristic of Nessebur architecture are horizontal strips of white stone and red brick offset by striped blind arches resting on vertical pilasters, the facades highlighted by ceramic discs and rosettes. Other sights include the Museum of Archaeology - a new museum housing a fascinating collection of some 5,000 relics and finds that have been salvaged from archaeological sites of the ancient town of Nessebur.

Odessa
4/19/2022 7:30:00 AM
4/19/2022 11:00:00 PM

Cosmopolitan Odessa is an area thriving with beaches, special saline baths and mild climate. This city continues as a major cultural center, and Odessa’s citizens are proud of their heritage and culture stemming from a multiethnic mix including Ottoman Turks, Greeks, Bulgarians and Jews. Under Catherine the Great, Odessa became capital of New Russia. In recognition of the inhabitants’ valiant stand in World War II, Odessa was proclaimed the Hero City. Many 19th century French-style buildings reminiscent of St. Petersburg survived, adding greatly to the city’s numerous attractions, including Vorontsov Palace, the remains of the Turks' fortress Enu Dunia, and the former Stock Exchange. The pride and glory is the neo-classical Opera House that saw musical events conducted by Tchaikovsky and Anna Pavlova ballets. Thanks to temperate climate and prime beaches, Odessa and its surrounding resort areas attract scores of visitors who are pampered in seaside spas and visit opulent palaces, or engage interested residents in a conversation to learn about the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Constanta
4/20/2022 9:00:00 AM
4/20/2022 9:00:00 PM

Romania's second largest city, Constanta attracts by the harmony between ebulient business world and intense cultural life.
Developed upon the ancient ruins of the Greek stronghold Tomis, Constanta has always been a centre of ethnic and spiritual diversity, a pole of economic exchanges in the Black Sea region and in South-Eastern Europe

Dardanelles
4/21/2022
4/21/2022

The Dardanelles, formerly known as the Hellespont, is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
4/22/2022 8:00:00 AM
4/22/2022 6:00:00 PM

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Katakolon
Suggested Private Excursion
4/23/2022 8:00:00 AM
4/23/2022 3:00:00 PM

Katakolon is a port admired for beautiful beaches. Equally important, Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, the great Panhellenic sanctuary. The site of ancient Olympia is situated at the foot of wooded Mount Kronos in an area of gentle hills; excavations began in 1875 and are considered one of archaeology’s great achievements. A direct consequence was the revival of Olympic Games by Baron Pierre de Coubertin; the first modern games were held in Athens in 1896. Today, visitors to Olympia are overwhelmed by the impact of ancient remains and their significance. The site’s most important excavations include numerous monuments, such as Temple of Zeus in the Sacred Precinct, Treasuries, and Stadium. There is an excellent Archaeological Museum with a large collection of bronzes, pottery and sculptures unearthed during the excavations. The main reason for a visit to Katakolon is the trip to Olympia. Those guests who wish to remain in Katakolon will enjoy its unhurried atmosphere and the friendliness of the people.

Suggested Private Excursions

Katakolan - Olympia Tour, site of the Olympic Idea - 4 hours

Katakolon: Olympia, Museum & Merkouri winery visit with wine tasting (5hrs)

Katakolon- Exploring Olympia (4hrs)

Taormina (Giardini Naxos)
Suggested Private Excursion
4/24/2022 7:30:00 AM
4/24/2022 6:00:00 PM

It is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. It has a small, but prosperous fishing port. There are many hotels and restaurants and the town is ten minutes away from another of Sicily's most important tourist destinations Taormina.

Suggested Private Excursions

Giardini Naxos: Greek Taormina Walking Tour - 3 hours

Giardini Naxos: Syracuse & Ortigia Island - 8 hours

Giardini Naxos: Catania and Piazza Armerina - 8 hours

Sorrento
Suggested Private Excursion
4/25/2022 7:00:00 AM
4/25/2022 6:00:00 PM

Sorrento is a town of extraordinary beauty and is known as a popular gateway to Italy's most spectacular stretch of coastline - the Amalfi Drive lined with fishing villages and famous resorts. The seaside resort of Amalfi sits with weathered houses scrambling up steep cliffs. Visitors marvel at its location and its magnificent cathedral. The religious sanctuary of Cloister of St. Francis is worth a visit. The tiny, exclusive resort of Positano has its famous world-class hotel, San Pietro. Excavations of the ruined city of Pompeii, which was destroyed in 79 A.D. during the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, give visitors a vivid impression of life in a very wealthy ancient city and the tragic end of its population. The Isle of Capri ranks as one of the most beautiful islands and has captured visitors for centuries with excellent climate, spectacular landscape and fantastic sea caverns. Capri has lavish villas, elegant hotels, chic boutiques and quaint restaurants. Museo Correale contains a death mask of poet Torquato Tasso and some special editions of his works, pictures, furniture and porcelain.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sorrento: The Ancient City of Pompeii - 6 Hours

Sorrento: The Iconic Amalfi Coast - 6 Hours

Sorrento: Capri Exploration by Private Motorboat – 8 hours

Rome (Civitavecchia)
Suggested Private Excursion
4/26/2022 7:00:00 AM
4/26/2022 9:00:00 PM

Civitavecchia is the port city for Rome. Rome has always been and remains the Eternal City. With its splendid churches, ancient monuments and palaces, spacious parks, tree-lined boulevards, fountains, outdoor cafés and elegant shops, Rome is one of the world’s most attractive cities. Among the most famous monuments is the Colosseum where spectators watched combats between muscled gladiators and ferocious animals. Stop to see the remains of the Forum, once a political and commercial center. Rome’s squares were enhanced with such imposing structures as the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and grandiose fountains like the Fontana di Trevi. Awe at Christendom’s most magnificent church, the Sistine Chapel. The busy square Piazza Venezia is easily recognized by its imposing Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Take a stroll to Rome's famous Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is the site of lovely St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, where for 200 years, Renaissance masters worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Visit Vatican Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours

Florence/Pisa (Livorno)
Suggested Private Excursion
4/27/2022 7:00:00 AM
4/27/2022 7:00:00 PM

Livorno serves as a convenient gateway to Tuscany - which is known for classic landscapes and lush vineyards. Visitors come to see great art centers of Florence, Lucca and Pisa - where names like Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Boticelli, da Vinci, Donatello and Dante come to mind. Pisa is known for its brilliant monuments, which include the 11th-century Cathedral, the Baptistery and the leaning Bell Tower. Lucca is one of the most handsome Romanesque cities in Europe. Its historic center features several fine old churches and lovely squares. Lucca is also known as home of composer Giacomo Puccini, whose birthplace is now a museum. Walking in the historic center, shopping in its elegant stores and enjoying a meal of renowned Tuscan cuisine are some highlights of this area. Downtown Livorno has a fine local market and a variety of fine shops and restaurants. Sights include the 14th-century Loggia della Signoria assembly hall in Florence; the Uffizi Gallery, which houses one of the world's famed museums and the Accademia best-known for Michelangelo's sculptures.

Suggested Private Excursions

Livorno - Lucca - One of the Most Beautiful Medieval Walled Towns in Tuscany - 5 hours

Livorno -Pisa and Lucca - Two Very Different Yet Important and Beautiful Tuscan Towns - 8 hours

Livorno- Florence - A Day of Culture, Art, History and Shopping - 9 hours

Livorno - Florence and Pisa - The Highlights of Northern Tuscany - 9 hours

Livorno - Siena and San Gimignano - Two Simply Beautiful Typical Tuscan Towns - 10 hours

Livorno-The Hill Towns of Tuscany - 10 hours

Livorno -The Cinque Terre - 10 hours

Livorno: Cycling Lucca's Medieval Walls - 5 hours

Livorno - Pisa & Florence - 9 hours

Livorno: Chianti Countryside & Wine Tasting - 8 hours

Livorno: Best of Florence & Pisa - 8 hours

Livorno - Pisa & Lucca - 8 hours

Gastronomic and historical tour in Pisa countryside - 8 hours

Monte Carlo
Suggested Private Excursion
4/28/2022 8:00:00 AM
4/28/2022

Monaco is famous as Côte d’Azur’s playground. With spacious beaches, elegant hotels and lively nightlife, this tiny domain is a jet set favorite and home to some of the world's most expensive real estate. In addition to luxury hotels and beautiful beaches, Monaco is noted for mild climate and magnificent scenery. Monaco and Monte Carlo rank high on every visitor’s must-see list. Monaco-Ville is the old city and seat of Monaco’s government. The 19th-century Romanesque cathedral Prince's Palace contains impressive works of art and the tomb of Princess Grace, while the Parliament building and Oceanographic Museum, under the auspices of the Jacques Cousteau Society, offer additional sights. Monte Carlo spells sophistication, elegance, and glamour. Every year the rich and famous gather here to bask in the sun, gamble at the world’s most opulent casino and attend spectacular parties. The most splendid hotels, several fine theaters, museums and excellent restaurants cater to the elite. Nothing typifies more the elegant lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur than glamorous Monte Carlo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Monaco & Eze - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco: Glamorous Cote d’Azure – 8 hours

Monte Carlo
Suggested Private Excursion
4/29/2022
4/29/2022

Monaco is famous as Côte d’Azur’s playground. With spacious beaches, elegant hotels and lively nightlife, this tiny domain is a jet set favorite and home to some of the world's most expensive real estate. In addition to luxury hotels and beautiful beaches, Monaco is noted for mild climate and magnificent scenery. Monaco and Monte Carlo rank high on every visitor’s must-see list. Monaco-Ville is the old city and seat of Monaco’s government. The 19th-century Romanesque cathedral Prince's Palace contains impressive works of art and the tomb of Princess Grace, while the Parliament building and Oceanographic Museum, under the auspices of the Jacques Cousteau Society, offer additional sights. Monte Carlo spells sophistication, elegance, and glamour. Every year the rich and famous gather here to bask in the sun, gamble at the world’s most opulent casino and attend spectacular parties. The most splendid hotels, several fine theaters, museums and excellent restaurants cater to the elite. Nothing typifies more the elegant lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur than glamorous Monte Carlo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Monaco & Eze - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco: Glamorous Cote d’Azure – 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $5610, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
1/17/2022
Number of Nights
102
Cruise Inclusions:
  • WELCOME CELEBRATION RECEPTION aboard Crystal Serenity on the eve of departure in Miami or Los Angeles for Full World Cruisers
  • “AS YOU WISH CREDIT” shipboard spending allowance of: $2,250 per guest for those sailing 116 nights, $2,000 per guest for those sailing 100 & 102 nights and $1,500 per guest for those sailing 86 nights
  • TWO (2) COMPLIMENTARY private town car transfers between port city airport and the ship on day of embarkation/disembarkation in port city
  • GALA DINNER World Cruise Extravaganza Shoreside Event
  • ONE (1) EXCLUSIVE SHORESIDE World Cruise Event
  • EXCLUSIVE THEMED Onboard Events
  • SPECIALLY-CURATED GIFTS
  • ROBUST ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, culinary experiences, celebrity entertainment and special festivities
  • EXCESS LUGGAGE REIMBURSEMENT if applicable for Full World Cruise guests (up to $500 per guest)
  • NEW Free 2-Day Laundry***
  • NEW Free doctor visits onboard***
  • Acclaimed dining in as many as nine elegant venues, plus 24-hour room service
  • Unlimited fine wines, premium spirits, champagne, and specialty coffee
  • All gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship
  • Specialty restaurant dining at Prego for authentic Italian fare, and Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma
  • Fitness programs with classes in yoga, mat Pilates, Spinning®, Walk-on-Water® weighted vests, PGA® golf instruction, and so much more
  • Free, Unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Crystal Visions® Enrichment Series featuring conversational lectures by renowned authors, ambassadors, celebrities and destination experts
  • Complimentary men’s and women’s steam and sauna at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Life Spa
  • Enrichment at the innovative Creative Learning Institute® with classes in diverse topics such as world affairs, art, wine appreciation; and at the Computer University@Sea® featuring instruction on digital photography and iPad filmmaking
  • Shuttle service to city centers when available
***Does not include express laundry. Does not include medications, extended treatment or shoreside treatment/facilities.
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

Cruise-Only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Solo Traveler Fares are available upon request. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1346387

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Company Info

Highlands Ranch Travel
541 W. Highlands Ranch Parkway
Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129
303-791-2311
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