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La Spezia, Italy Shore Excursions



Lerici Beach

Relax amidst the sunny splendor of Lerici Beach and breathe in the refreshing air coming off the crystal-blue sea of the Ligurian Coast. Hop on a boat for a 30-minute trip across the turquoise waters of the Gulf of La Spezia, toward the town of Lerici. Discover a colorful village perched on a hillside with a gothic castle standing guard. Once a maritime and commercial port, Lerici now attracts visitors from around the world with its beautiful beaches and views of the Ligurian Coast. Enjoy a 10-minute stroll to the beach. Bask in the warm sun and clean air that inspired literary giants such as Mary and Percy Shelley and D.H. Lawrence. The gentle, shallow water of your private beach area is perfect for wading and swimming, or simply soak up the sun from your lounge chair in the sand. Discover the nearby village with a walk along the coast, where a wharf overlooks the deeper waters of the calm sea. Nearby restaurants and bars serve delicious authentic Italian refreshments. After approximately two hours and forty minutes of free time, return to the landing pier and set off on a 25-minute journey back to the port of La Spezia.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Beach & Water
Activity Level: Mild
Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours
Price: $109 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$99 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Beach Resort Break: Augustus, Orsa, Maggiore, or Giovanni

Soak up the luxury of a Forte dei Marmi resort and tour the best of the Versilia coast. Golden beaches, blue water and panoramic views await your discovery. Absorb the striking vistas of the Apuan Alps and see the legendary marble quarries as you take a 45-minute drive in an air-conditioned motor coach to Forte dei Marmi, a historic resort area known for its beautiful coastline. This golden sand beach became famous in the 1960s for attracting the rich, famous and powerful from all over Europe. Many of the rich and famous even decided to become permanent residents and built their own secluded villas in the surrounding area. Experience the area's exquisite beauty as you visit one of three scenic beach resorts in the area: Resort Augustus, Orsa Maggiore or Giovanni. Arrive at your resort and sink into the Mediterranean seashore. Swim, sunbathe or stroll down the beachfront promenade lined by palms and oleanders. Take some time to shop in the designer boutiques or just relax without a care in the world. Sample a delicious buffet lunch including pizza, pasta and dessert. After approximately four hours of free time, return to the motor coach and head back for the port of La Spezia.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Beach & Water
Activity Level: Mild
Duration: 6.5 - 7 hours
Price: $269 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$249 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Lucca by Bike

Cycle your way through the historic town of Lucca and discover the baroque Palace Pfanner, Piazza Cittadella and more fascinating historical and cultural treasures. Journey through the Tuscan countryside in an air-conditioned motor coach on a 75-minute trip to Lucca. Catch a glimpse of the marble quarries where Michelangelo chose his materials. Arrive in the city, hop on a bike and begin your tour along Lucca's historic city walls. Ride along the tree-lined passage with views of the old city for about 30 minutes. Make stops at key points to see lovely vistas of the baroque Palace Pfanner. Continue your tour through the medieval streets of the city and view the Piazza Cittadella. In the Piazza, discover a statue dedicated to Lucca's most famous son, legendary composer Giacomo Puccini. Ride further to Piazza San Michele, home to the famous Church of San Michele in Foro. Bike to the Basilica of San Frediano, a medieval church decorated with a priceless neo-Byzantine mosaic. Arrive at the amphitheatre, an old Roman arena transformed into piazza. It's the perfect place to take a 15-minute break and savor the satisfying flavor of authentic Italian gelato. After the break, bike past the Guinigi Tower, a 15th-century manor with trees growing on top. Traverse the Via del Battistero with its narrow lanes packed with antique shops and furniture stores. View the Romanesque San Martino Cathedral inside and out, as well as the Piazza Napoleone which dates back to the rule of Elisa Baciocchi, Napoleon's sister. Enjoy a fantastic show of the medieval flag flyers, drummers and duelists in costume. Return to the motor coach for your trip back to the La Spezia port.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Adventure Sports
Activity Level: Active
Duration: 5 - 5.5 hours Price: $89 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
N/A(Child) Ages: 10 And Up

Ferrari Adventure at Villa Peyrano

Rev your engine as you wind your way up the picturesque hills of the stunning Tuscan countryside behind the wheel of your very own Ferrari! This exhilarating tour starts with a scenic drive from the port of La Spezia to the lovely Villa Peyrano. On your two-hour journey, enjoy the stunning scenery of "Colli Piacentini," an area renowned for its wines. Your destination, Villa Peyrano, was built as a Jesuit's convent in the 17th century. Since the 18th century, the noble Peyrano family has maintained this beautiful property. Among their treasures are three Ferraris, including a Ferrari 308 GTB, a Ferrari 355 GTS and a Ferrari 512 Testa Rossa. You have a chance to race these manual-transmission vehicles from the villa up to the Castell'Arqueto, a typical medieval village with narrow streets - a thrilling 30-minute adventure. With two people per vehicle, each driver has the opportunity to race half an hour. On this exciting part of the excursion, you are accompanied by expert guides. It's the racing experience of a lifetime! Meanwhile, passengers who are waiting to race enjoy a visit to the vineyard and cellar at the villa. Afterwards, the whole group gathers for aperitifs, sparkling wine and homemade sweets, followed by a luncheon feast of homemade pasta, veal shank and crostata, an Italian pastry specialty. After lunch, take some time to enjoy the marvelous gardens and parks before boarding your motor coach back to the ship. And don't forget your souvenir bottle of the house wine, signed by the "Contessa" herself!

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Adventure Sports
Activity Level: Mild
Duration: 10 -10.5 hours
Price: $899 (ages 21 and up)(Adult)
N/A(Child) Ages: 21 And Up

Florence On Your Own

Experience the historical center of Florence on your own terms. Get close to remarkable landmarks and cultural centers including the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. Journey into the heart of Tuscany on a two-and-a-half hour air-conditioned motor coach trip past the rugged Carrara marble quarries and the ancient cities of Lucca and Prato. During the scenic trip, receive helpful information about Florence from a highly knowledgeable guide and plan your day. It's up to you to decide what to do! Arrive just outside the pedestrian area of the city center and set off on your adventure. Florence began as a Roman settlement and blossomed into a cultural hub in the 15th-century under the de Medici family. The legacy of the city's ancient roots is visible in every corner of the town center - so you can't go wrong. Walk 10 minutes to Santa Croce Square with its striking basilica church. Enter the church and see the monumental tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. Stroll through the Piazza della Signoria with the imposing crenellated walls of Palazzo Vecchio dominating the view. Visit the Uffizi Gallery to see paintings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Shop in the built-in stores of the Ponte Vecchio bridge and see the Basilica di Saint Maria del Fiore - famous for its Brunelleschi cupola known as "Il Duomo" and its ornate bronze doors called "the Gates of Paradise." Art fans can visit the Accademia di Belle Arti Museum. Among a wealth of masterpieces, discover Michelangelo's legendary "David" statue. Surrender to the splendor of this historic city during your four-and-a-half hour walking adventure through the city's age-old streets, and feel yourself step back in time. Finally, lose yourself in the stunning Italian countryside of sprawling vineyards and rolling hills during your relaxing two-and-a-half hour motor coach trip back to the ship.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 10 - 10.5 hours
Price: $75 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$65 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Discovering Florence

Explore the priceless art and architecture of Florence, a living monument to the treasures of the Renaissance. Once you disembark from the ship at La Spezia, board a luxury motor coach for a beautiful two-and-a-half-hour drive through Tuscany to Florence. Along the way, surrender to the sights of the famed marble quarries of Carrara, the walled city of Lucca, the elegant spa-town Montecatini and the charming village of Prato. Upon your arrival in Florence, embark on an unforgettable guided walking tour of this age-old city. Founded by Romans, Florence came into its own in the 15th century under the rule of the Medici family. Patrons of the arts, the family helped shuttle in a period of extraordinary culture. Today, this spirit of the Renaissance lives on in the Florentine streets, churches, museums and public squares. Your first stop is Piazza Santa Croce, a stunning square dominated by historic palaces and churches. Marvel at the Piazza della Signoria, which features the majestic Old Palace and the famous Uffizi Gallery. Your tour continues to the picturesque bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, and the dazzling Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore. Finally, revel in the glory of "The Gates of Paradise," the ornate baptistery doors sculpted by Ghiberti. After your two and a half hour walking tour, enjoy a catered lunch in a local restaurant. Then, enjoy 45 minutes of free time to shop and sightsee through the ancient city as you wish. Explore the open-air markets, stroll through posh boutiques or simply walk along the river Arno. Finally, return to your motor coach for your two-and-a half-hour return drive back to this ship.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 10 - 10.5 hours
Price: $159 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$139 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Florence and Michelangelo

Explore the historical grandeur of old Florence and immerse yourself in the art of Michelangelo - including his masterpiece, "David." Absorb the rich history of Tuscany as you travel past the ancient marble quarries of Carrara and the cities of Lucca and Prato aboard an air-conditioned motor coach. After a two-and-a-half hour ride, arrive in the heart of old Florence for a thrilling day of exploration. Experience the legendary city that gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on a two-and-a-half hour walking tour, which includes the Accademia Museum. Stroll across the Piazza Santa Croce and admire its classic Franciscan basilica. Explore the Piazza della Signoria dominated by the crenellated towers of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Amble over the Ponte Vecchio bridge with its built in shops. Arrive outside the Basilica di Saint Maria del Fiore, the iconic cathedral, famous for its Brunelleschi cupola known as "Il Duomo" and its ornate bronze doors called "the gates of Paradise." Enter the Accademia di Belle Arti museum, founded as a center for art scholars to observe the work of the masters. As you stroll through its halls, discover a wealth of priceless works. On one floor find the original plaster model for the "Ratto della Sabine" by Giambologna. In a separate hall, observe incomplete works by Michelangelo, which give invaluable insight into the artist's process. Experience the beauty of Michelangelo's "David" and take pictures of the legendary statue. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, and explore on your own for about an hour and fifteen minutes. After approximately 45 minutes of shopping and sightseeing, embark on a scenic two-and-a-half hour ride back to the port.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Active
Duration: 10 - 10.5 hours
Price: $229 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$189 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Florence and Pisa

Experience the beauty and history of Italian culture in the heart of Florence, before making your way to Pisa for an unforgettable glimpse of the Leaning Tower. Soak up the Tuscan scenery in a two-and-a-half hour air-conditioned motor coach trip by the rugged Carrara marble quarries and the ancient Tuscan cities of Lucca and Prato. Arrive in the historic center of Florence and embark on a walking tour of its finest monuments and structures. While Florence began as a Roman settlement, it blossomed into a cultural hub in the 15th century under the de Medici family. The legacy of the city's ancient roots is visible in every corner of the town center. Over the next two-and-a-half hours, experience some of the city's greatest sights. Explore the Santa Croce Square with its striking basilica church and the Piazza della Signoria dominated by the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Walk over the Ponte Vecchio bridge and check out its remarkable built-in shops. Conclude your tour outside the Basilica di Saint Maria del Fiore, the famous Cathedral with its signature octagonal dome known throughout the world as "Il Duomo." In Florence, eat lunch at a local restaurant in the Piazza della Signoria. Relax during the one-hour motor coach ride to the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. Once there, discover a lovely medieval cathedral with a tilting bell tower, known the world over as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Don't miss the chance to snap a picture of the famous tower during your 45 minutes of free time, before you depart on a 75-minute return to the pier.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Active
Duration: 10 - 10.5 hours
Price: $165 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$135 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Pisa

Experience a city profoundly steeped in history, romance and architecture - Pisa. Tour the ancient community's magnificent sights including an ethereal 13th-century cathedral accompanied by the world famous Leaning Tower. Journey through the stunning Tuscan countryside by air-conditioned motor coach on a one-hour trip to Pisa. On your way, catch a glimpse of the historic marble quarries where Michelangelo chose his materials. Arrive in the Pisa and walk to Miracle Square, before proceeding to Campo dei Miracoli where your one-hour guided tour begins. Experience the beauty of the 13th-century cathedral and its Tuscan-Romanesque design. Visit the Baptistery, an ornate 12th-century circular building made of marble and adorned with gothic flourishes. Marvel at the Leaning Tower, which was built as the bell tower for the cathedral over a 200-year period beginning in 1173. Its foundation lies in unstable soil and the tower began to lean shortly after construction started. Legend says that Galileo himself chose the tower as the site of his gravity experiments. Though it survived through the centuries, the landmark became increasingly unstable. Years of corrective and restorative efforts culminated in 2001 with a re-opening of the tower for tourists. The famous lean was intentionally preserved in order to maintain centuries of tradition. After your tour concludes, take a half hour of free time to enjoy the area on your own. Go shopping, tour the illustrious Campo Santo cemetery or just relax in the shadow of the Tower. Return to the motor coach stop and set off on a relaxing 75-minute drive back to La Spezia port.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours
Price: $79 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$69 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Lucca Treasure Hunt

Explore the ancient city of Lucca in a fun and exciting treasure hunt that is a perfect adventure for the whole family. Sit back and enjoy a 75-minute ride through the Tuscan countryside to the historic town of Lucca on an air-conditioned motor coach. On your way, catch a glimpse of the historic marble quarries where Michelangelo chose his materials. Arrive in town and get briefed on the details for treasure hunt activity. Your guides will divide the Guests into teams based on age, and you'll select an official team navigator. Receive a riddle and set off to find the answers at stations throughout the city. Not by accident, these stations correspond to the main sights and monuments of Lucca. Discover the history and majesty of the ancient town as you travel from station to station. Walk narrow Medieval lanes, view grand Romanesque churches and tip your hat to the celebrated native son, legendary composer Giacomo Puccini. Explore the square built by Napoleon's sister, Elisa Baciocchi, and tour the baroque bounty of Palace Pfanner. After the treasure hunt, gather with all the teams for a celebratory party in the piazza with ice cream and refreshments. Watch a fantastic show featuring Medieval artistry, flag flyers, drummers and duelists in period costume. Your pockets filled with treasure and your heart filled with inspiration, board your motor coach and relax during your 75-minute return trip to the ship.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 5.5 - 6 hours
Price: $119 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$109 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Portofino and Santa Margherita

Live like a movie star on the Italian Riviera! Visit the postcard-perfect village of Portofino for some relaxed shopping and strolling. Finish off the day with a taste of some of the best pizza in world at Santa Margherita. Soak in the dramatic views of the Ligurian coast and wilderness as your air-conditioned motor coach makes the 75-minute trip to Santa Margherita. The journey includes a short drive along the Via Aurelia, the Roman "Golden Sun Road." Arrive in town and board a private boat bound for Portofino. Enjoy a brief 15-minute cruise to your destination, where you will experience a unique seaside view of the Promontory of Mount Portofino. Observe hidden treasures including rich vegetation, jagged rocks, little inlets and lonely beaches that are only visible from the water. Enter the bay of Portofino, just like a fisherman in days of yore. What was once a quiet seaside village has become a must-see destination for the rich and famous, beloved for its colorful houses and quaint harbor. Pay a visit to the famous Piazzetta, and enjoy 30 minutes of free time to shop at exclusive boutiques, tour the charming local church and explore the charming community. Return to the boat and travel back to Santa Margherita. Arrive in town and get ready for a memorable feast. Attend a pizza party featuring many different types of pizza and the classic dish, Cheese Focaccia. You can even sample a chocolately-sweet Nutella Pizza. The restaurant has a special children's area where kids can play with toys while adults dine in style. Complete your day with a brief visit to town for some free time, and head back to the motor coach for the 75-minute trip back to La Spezia.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 8 - 8.5 hours
Price: $109 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$99 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Genoa, Aquarium, & Chocolate Factory

Discover the historic sights of Genoa, explore its landmark Aquarium and get a taste of perfection at the Romanengo chocolate factory. Journey across the beautiful Ligurian coastal zone as you make your way by air-conditioned motor coach to Genoa, 90 minutes from the La Spezia port. Enjoy a tour of Romanengo, a mouth-watering chocolate factory that has been supplying elegant treats to Europe's royalty for over two hundred years. Take an hour to visit the factory, shop and taste the luscious confections. Then, return to the coach for a panoramic tour of the city. Genoa is one of the four ancient Italian Maritime Republics and one of the main ports in the Mediterranean. Learn about the city's storied past including the story of its most famous son, Christopher Columbus. When you arrive at the great explorer's house, depart the coach and take a stroll through the narrow alleys of the historic center of the city. Marvel at the St. Lawrence Cathedral, the courtyard of the Ducal Palace and St. Jesus Church with two magnificent paintings by Rubens. After a 45-minute walk amidst the picturesque town center, savor the flavor of an authentic Italian lunch at a local restaurant. Take a short stroll to the Aquarium of Genoa - one of the largest in Europe. Explore the Aquarium at your own pace and marvel at the over 1000 different species of aquatic life on display during your 90-minute visit. Finally, sit back and relax during your 90-minute journey back to the port.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 8.5 - 9 hours
Price: $129 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$119 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Portovenere

Feel the invigorating Mediterranean breeze roll off the crashing waves during a charming walking tour of Portovenere, one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the Italian Riviera. Relax for a 40-minute boat ride across the sparkling La Spezia Gulf to the fishing village of Portovenere. During your cruise, get a unique seaside view of the Ligurian coast, including old marble quarries and the villages of Cadimare and Le Grazie. Arrive at the landing pier and set off on a 45-minute guided tour. According to legend, Portovenere was named after an ancient temple to Venus. It's easy to see how the natural beauty of the town evokes the goddess of love. In 1997 it was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Cinque Terre. Once in the city, amble along the row of the colorful multiple story homes that line the seashore, called the Palazzata. In the past, these sturdy houses doubled as the city walls - and you can still see how! Then walk down the main road called the Carrugio. Make your way through narrow lanes and alleys to arrive at the St. Peter Church. This gothic structure dates back to the 12th century and was built with the local grey rock, creating a lovely contrast with the deep blue Mediterranean. A marble plaque commemorates Lord Byron's death in the bay, nicknamed the "Gulf of Poets." Continue your tour along the Calata Doria quay overlooked by a myriad of majestic tall houses. Enjoy 90 minutes of free time, after your tour, to amble through the delightful byways or enjoy a delightful stroll on the beach. Finally, as your tour winds down, enjoy a small snack buffet as you embark on a scenic 45-minute boat ride back to La Spezia port.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.75 - 4 hours
Price: $65 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$55 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Lerici's Castle and Dinosaurs

Discover prehistoric secrets from the age of the dinosaurs hidden within the thick stone walls of historic Lerici Castle. Embark on a 30-minute boat ride across the sparkling La Spezia Gulf to the picturesque town of Lerici. Once a maritime and commercial port, Lerici now attracts visitors with its beautiful beaches and views of the Ligurian coast. After you arrive at the landing pier, take a walk up to the hillside to the entrance of the old stone castle on top. The imposing structure has stoically guarded the waterway below since the 12th century. Admire the gothic architecture of the aged stronghold and indulge your love of dinosaurs at the same time. Local prehistoric remains and the area's geological history spurred the conversion of the castle into a Museum of Geopalaeontology. Marvel at reproductions of Triassic-period dinosaur footprints discovered nearby, gasp at the impact of a simulated earthquake and take in the marvelous view of the rustic village and roiling sea below. Kids enjoy a specially tailored program in which they make a plaster mold of a shell fossil, see a dinosaur skeleton and interact with touch-friendly exhibits. After completing the tour, enjoy refreshments at a spectacular venue atop the castle. After your castle visit, enjoy a 15-minute walk back to the village below. Take a 30-minute tour of the quaint town center, and then stroll the narrow streets at your leisure with free time for shopping and sightseeing. Meet back at the landing pier and take a boat back to the port of La Spezia.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 - 5.5 hours
Price: $99 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$79 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Wine Tasting and Sarzana

Enjoy the sights at the medieval village in Sarzana and soak up the flavor of the Italian countryside with a refined wine tasting and a fascinating vineyard tour. Journey inland from Ligurian coast by air-conditioned motor coach to the small town of Sarzana, 40 minutes from the La Spezia port. Absorb the medieval atmosphere of the historical town center and enjoy free time to take pictures and explore. Board the motor coach for a visit to the Ca'Lunae Winery nearby. Located in the famous wine region between Tuscany and Liguria, Ca'Lunae is a picture-perfect example of an authentic Italian wine producer. Arrive at the winery and take a 40-minute guided tour of the grounds from an expert winemaker. Discover how the grapes in a field are transformed into juice in a barrel and then into wine in a bottle. At the end of your tour, relax in a charming lounge with a fireplace and enjoy a 45-minute sampling of regional wines and foods. Compare Cinque Terre's dry whites with the sweeter Sciacchetra wines. Taste foccacia bread and eat the finest local meats. When you're done, take 30 minutes to shop at the vineyard's wine stop or stroll around the winery grounds. Return to the motor coach for the 45-minute trip back to the La Spezia port.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Mild
Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours Price: $79 (ages 21 and up)(Adult)
N/A(Child) Ages: 21 And Up

VIP Tour of Villa Bernardini and Lucca

See the very best of Lucca as you visit the Piazza San Michele and the Duomo di San Martino, before embarking on an exclusive tour of Villa Bernardini. Absorb the rich diversity of Tuscany as you travel past the rugged countryside and ancient marble quarries aboard an air-conditioned motor coach. After a 75-minute ride, arrive in Lucca for your day of exploration. Begin your three-hour tour in Piazza San Michele, featuring an inspiring church. Marvel at its 13th-century fa├žade rising high above the rest of the structure. Head over to the Duomo di San Martino Cathedral, and discover the first example of Pisan Romanesque architecture. Go inside to see the famous medieval crucifix "Volto Santo." Proceed to Guinigi Tower, climb to the top and find a secret garden with dazzling panoramic views of the city. Afterwards, enjoy a thrilling show showcasing medieval flag flyers, drummers and duelists in period costumes. Explore additional Lucca sights, such as the Amphitheatre, old city walls and the Basilica of San Frediano, then return to the motor coach for the next stage of your journey. After a 30-minute ride, arrive at Villa Bernardini, a fine example of late renaissance architecture completed in 1615. The beautiful structure still belongs to the original family, who has taken pains to capture the authentic feel of villa life. Over the years, additions have given the villa a charming "layered" feeling. Eat lunch in the villa, and then explore the beautiful grounds, including the 19th-century heart shaped lawn, 18th-century secret garden with fountain and a hot house for lemons featuring an empire-style marble bath. Complete your tour and return to the motor coach for your trip back to La Spezia.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 8 - 8.5 hours
Price: $459 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$429 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

VIP Tour: Ferrari & Maranello

Rev your engines for an exciting tour of the Galleria Ferrari, the Maserati Museum and the magnificent sights along the Italian countryside that have provided inspiration for some of the world's best automotive designs. Absorb the glorious scenery over a two-and-a-half hour air-conditioned motor coach ride across the Apennine mountains, Parma and the Po Valley. Arrive in Maranello, the heart of the Italian racing industry, where you find facilities for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, De Tommaso and Ducati in close proximity. Learn about Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the illustrious car company, with an exclusive hour-long tour of the Galleria Ferrari. Browse through the Ferrari store and view the Ferrari private racing track, Fiorano. Take a lunch break in Il Cavallino restaurant and enjoy the fantastic Ferrari mementos that decorate the room, including engines, helmets, racers' gloves and steering wheels. Depart for the nearby Hombre ranch where the world's largest private Maserati Museum is lovingly curated by the Panini family. Enjoy a 30-minute stroll of the museum's collection of 23 cars that span Maserati's celebrated history. Examine three awe-inspiring cars in the midst of a painstaking restoration. After you've toured the cars, race on over for some delicious cheese - the main business of the Hombre Farm - which raises its own cows to produce the highest quality organic Parmigiano Reggiano. Get a peek at the custom aging rooms used to craft the local specialty, and get a taste of the wonderful results. After your snack, take in the stunning Italian countryside during a relaxing two-and-a-half hour drive back to the ship.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 10 - 10.5 hours
Price: $199 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$179 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

VIP Pisa

Discover the stunning treasures of Campo dei Miracoli, including the famous Leaning Tower, along with other special sights in the medieval heart of Pisa. Enjoy a 75-minute ride through the Tuscan countryside by air-conditioned motor coach and catch a glimpse of the historic marble quarries where Michelangelo chose his materials. Arrive in Pisa, a city famous for its dramatic history and remarkable sites. Begin your excursion with a 15-minute tour of the "Tumulo Etrsuco," an Etruscan tomb that dates back to the pre-Roman era. When you're done, board the small "Tschu Tschu" train for a scenic 15-minute trip to Campo dei Miracoli. Embark on a 90-minute tour of the historic square. See the Duomo, a 13th century cathedral built in a beautiful Tuscan-Romanesque style. Visit the Baptistery, an ornate 12th-century circular building made of marble and adorned with gothic flourishes. Climb Pisa's most famous monument, the Leaning Tower. Originally built as a bell tower for the cathedral, the Leaning Tower's foundation lay in unstable soil and tilted dangerously for centuries. Recent renovations have removed the danger but intentionally retained the tilt. Complete your walking tour at the Old Cafe and return to the Tschu Tschu train for a quick trip to your motor coach. Ride in comfort back to the La Spezia port.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Sightseeing
Activity Level: Active
Duration: 5 - 5.5 hours
Price: $159 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$139 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Cinque Terre Scenic Boat Tour

Cruise along one of the world's most scenic shorelines and explore the charming hillside towns of Vernazza and Monterosso! From the La Spezia landing pier, board the boat that will spirit you away along the gorgeous Ligurian coast! On this 40-minute cruise, glide past the lovely villages named "Cinque Terre," five small towns that seem frozen in time. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these historic villages are brimming with old stone walls, winding paths, enchanting beaches and buildings that pepper the rocky cliffs and overlook the luminous sea below. Each unique town offers beautiful walking paths, churches, castles, breathtaking views and of course, first-class food and wine. Your first stop is the village of Vernazza, with narrow paths, tower-shaped houses and an enchanting square that faces the port. Take a moment to admire the elaborate architecture, a remnant of times when the city was under Genoese rule. After an hour of exploration, descend back to the port, and take a short 10-minute cruise to the town of Monterosso. This historic city lies on the summit of the hill of San Cristoforo, which separates the town into the old and new. The Monterosso Vecchio, or Old Monterosso, has remained remarkably intact since ancient times. On your 90-minute excursion, enjoy some of the local culinary specialties, like authentic Italian focaccia and wine, and take in the idyllic views from the sandy beach. After your adventures in the villages of Cinque Terre, board your boat and take in the spectacular surroundings of the majestic Mediterranean during a 50-minute cruise back to the port of La Spezia. Along the way, revel in the unforgettable sights that make the beautiful Italian coastline so magical.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Nature
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours
Price: $109 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$99 (ages 0-9)(Child)
Ages: All Ages

Catamaran Explorer

Sail the scenic "Poet's Gulf" on a private catamaran and glide by charming coastal towns and idyllic Mediterranean isles. From the La Spezia landing pier, board your private catamaran, which whisks you away on a seafaring adventure! For the first hour and a half, travel along the Ligurian coastline to the enchanting villages of Portovenere and Rio Maggiore. Portovenere dates back to the first century BC and is said to be named after the goddess Venus. Today, these scenic towns are part of the land of "Cinque Terre" or "five villages" considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the westernmost end of the Gulf of La Spezia, lies the tiny island of Tino. The patron saint San Venero lived on this island as a hermit until his death in 630 A.D. During your cruise, lose yourself to the picturesque sight of Palmaria, the largest island of this small archipelago. Onboard your private catamaran, enjoy the sights, sea and sun amidst paradise. There are 30 minutes for bathing and swimming in the middle of the Mediterranean, so be sure to take a dip in the crystal blue water and enjoy some fun in the sun. Then, in a quiet bay, your skippers prepare a relaxing three-hour spaghetti feast and celebration. Sodas and beverages are provided throughout the cruise. Finally, after having taken in the spectacular seaside setting of the Mediterranean, sit back and relax during your 60-minute sail back to the ship.

Port of Call: La Spezia, Italy (Florence, Pisa)
Activity Type: Nature
Activity Level: Mild
Duration: 6 - 6.5 hours
Price: $329 (ages 10 and up)(Adult)
$309 (ages 5-9)(Child)
Ages: 5 And Up



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