Excursions Croatia by Musement

Elaphite Islands

There are more than 1,000 islands in Croatia – but few are more beautiful than the 13 in the Elaphite Islands. On this full day island-hopping excursion you’ll visit the two largest – Lopud and Sipan – and explore these oases of scented citrus plantations, pine-clad hills and sandy beaches.

After pick-up at your hotel, we’ll head for Gruz port to hop on a boat and sail to Lopud. The second largest island in the archipelago is car-free and mostly covered in thick woodlands, among which can be found long-abandoned chapels. You’ll have free time to wander around the picturesque old harbour or drop into the Franciscan monastery.

We’ll then sail to Sipan, the largest of the islands, for a lunch of either fish or chicken. It used to be the summer playground of Dubrovnik aristocrats, and palatial villas in various states of repair can be spotted. Stroll the promenade under gaze of locals playing cards in cafeterias or knitting in porches.

Elaphite Islands

The Best of Montenegro

A trip along ever-changing south Dalmatian coast from Dubrovnik takes you to the tiny country of Montenegro – a land of great natural beauty and immense cultural heritage. You’ll explore Kotor, Perast and the island of Our Lady of the Rocks during this full day tour.

The day kicks off in Perast, where you’ll visit the small island of Our Lady of the Rocks and the church bearing the same name – famous for the 68 frescos painted by one of the masters of the baroque fresco painting, Tripo Kokolja. Our next stop will be Kotor – a UNESCO-listed fortified medieval town, which is presented in its full beauty during a guided tour.

You’ll have free time here, too. Drop into the famous St Tryphon Cathedral – considered a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture – and the Maritime Museum, or soak it all up with a drink in the square.

The Best of Montenegro

Bay of Kotor Cruise

Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor is the stuff of legends. Jaw-dropping mountain scenery, shimmering blue waters and the walled town of Kotor make this fjord-like landscape a must-see. You’ll visit Our Lady of the Rocks islet during a boat trip in the bay. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

After a drive along the Dalmatian coast to Meljine, you’ll board your boat and sail in search of the bay’s natural beauty – it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll even have the chance to swim. Then, it’s back on board to glide through the bay to the fairytale-like islet of Our Lady of the Rocks.

Discover this dinky church, famous for its baroque murals and stunning location. Back on board, we’ll sail past Perast, Stoliv and Prcanj en route to Kotor town. Here, you’ll have some free time to explore this fortified medieval pearl packed with Venetian palaces.

Bay of Kotor Cruise

Riviera Cruise

The Korcula archipelago’s 20 islands, islets and cliffs stand out for their beauty even in such as beautiful region as Dalmatian. This amazing boat trip takes you to island such as Badija, Vrnik and Majsan, and also to pretty fishing village of Lumbarda, where you’ll have free time to hit the beach.

Glide over to Badija, separated from Korcula by a narrow channel and famed for its 15th century monastery in the Dalmatian Gothic style. Three islands south is Vrnik, the only one in the archipelago still inhabited. You can visit some of the quarries – stone from here was used in Ayia Sofia in Istanbul and Washington DC. And on Majsan, there’s a recently unearthed pre-historic site. What’s more, there’s a wine tasting on board.

After all that island hopping, it’s time to dock at Lumbarda, which was the first Greek colony in the Adriatic in classical times. Maybe visit the villas of the old noble families or vineyards growing the local Grk grape, or go for a swim during your free time here.

Riviera Cruise

Lokrum Island Sea Kayak Tour

A bit of adventure is required for the best panoramic views of Dubrovnik. And this sea-kayaking tour wraps up views, exploration and hidden caves all in one. You’ll paddle out from Pile to explore the caves and hard-to-reach beaches of Lokrum Island. To top it all off, there’s a spot of snorkelling before the return crossing.

After meeting your instructor in the old port near Pile, you’ll paddle across the Adriatic to the wooded island lying off the old town. Remember to look back for an incredible panoramic view of Dubrovnik old town before you get too lost in discovering the island’s hidden treasures.

After paddling around Lokrum, we’ll head back to the mainland. Caves dot the coastline to the southeast of Dubrovnik and you’ll soon reach Betina Cave beach, which is only accessible by boat. Here, you’ll get to take a well-deserved break to snorkel and snack on sandwiches. Then, we’ll set off back towards the city to paddle beneath the city walls.

Lokrum Island Sea Kayak Tour

Scenic Train Ride Through Konavle Valley

The best of Konavle is brought to you on a plate during this half-day tour. You’ll sample locally grown wines at family-run vineyards, ride a train from village to village and tuck into some traditional food, all in the scenic surroundings of the Konavle Valley. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Located near the border with Montenegro, between mountains and the Adriatic Sea, the Konavle Valley is a scenic countryside escape from Dubrovnik. You’ll arrive at the village of Brajkovic to visit the first winery on the itinerary, then it’s all aboard to ride to Ljuta by train. See how flour and wool used to be produced at Đivanović mill, and continue to Vodopić vineyard for a well-earned tasting.

You’ll have another wine tasting at the vineyards of Mr Ivo Karaman and the chance to try a typical ploughman’s lunch before a last stop for some malvasia wine tasting. Relish some of the best wines from the region and experience the real Konavle.

Scenic Train Ride Through Konavle Valley

Cadmos Village Adventure Park

Imagine enchanting oak woods, picturesque valleys beyond and legends passed down from generations – well, this is what you can expect at Cadmos Village, and a whole lot more. There’s adrenaline-pumping ziplines through the treetops and an oak tree terrace to take in the views of the Konavle region on this half-day tour.

You’ll leave Dubrovnik and travel into the countryside to a village where adventure and nature go hand in hand. Hidden in the ancient oak woods you’ll find Cadmos Village Adrenaline Park where in no time at all you’ll find yourself swinging through the treetops. There’s three levels ziplines to try, and it’s sure to get the heart racing.

After plenty of activity, you’ll have some time to relax on the seven metre high oak tree terrace that looks out over the Konavle valley. Enjoy a snack as you hear about the legends surrounding the medieval stone cross in the middle of the village and the love story of the gods Cadmos and Harmonia.

Cadmos Village Adventure Park

Dubrovnik Old Town Tour

Once the holiday home of choice for Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, Dubrovnik’s enjoyed almost a century in the spotlight. These days, it’s the likes of Tom Cruise and Michael Douglas who are spotted here. And it’s easy to see why. This walking tour of the old town brings you an impressive line-up of sights in just under two hours.

Meet up with your guide in the early evening and set off on a guided walk of Dubrovnik’s old town in the prettiest light of the day. The area’s packed with Baroque churches, Venetian houses and ornate palaces. Not to mention designer shops and homey restaurants, splashing fountains and bell towers. All of which you’ll spot during the tour.

Top billing, though, has to go to the chunky walls and battlements that surround the city. Places don’t come much prettier than this – no wonder the poet Byron dubbed it ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’. After the tour, you’ll have free time to explore under your own steam, or enjoy an aperitif.

Dubrovnik Old Town Tour

Mljet Island Day Trip

If you had to choose one word to describe the Adriatic island of Mljet, it would be lush. Carpeted in forests, vineyards and fields, this long and narrow island makes for an ideal daytrip from Dubrovnik. Expect untouched nature, legends and quaint villages.

This tour doesn’t just feature Mljet, you’ll also stop off in Ston – famous for the stone walls that zigzag their way across the hills – where you’ll have some free time to check out the and glide over to Pomena. It’s of the three villages in Mljet National Park, which covers the western tip of the island.

Enjoy a walk around and explore the two saltwater lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero – that really are the stuff of legends. One even has a romantic islet with a monastery. There are countless stories surrounding the island, and its beauty and history are just as mystical. You’ll have plenty of free time before returning to Dubrovnik.

Mljet Island Day Trip

Game of Thrones King’s Landing Filming Locations Tour

Fans of Game of Thrones will delight in this filming locations tour to Fort Lovrijenac just on the outskirts of Dubrovnik’s old town and Lokrum Island – or the Red Keep and Qarth. You’ll get to re-live scenes from the epic series while seeing two historic sites.

Your afternoon gets off to an exciting start with a walk up to Fort Lovrijenac, which also doubles up as the Red Keep in King’s Landing – the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. It’s perched high above the old town of Dubrovnik and affords you a great view of the Battle of Blackwater Bay, the House of the Undying Dungeon and, of course, the city below.

Then, you’ll hop aboard the boat from the old port to exotic Lokrum Island, where you’ll learn all about its history and recent transformation into the magical town of Qarth. You’ll walk over to the Benedictine monastery and arboretum. Just remember to take a bun or two for the resident peacocks.

Game of Thrones King’s Landing Filming Locations Tour

Mljet National Park

If you had to choose one word to describe the Adriatic island of Mljet, it would be lush. Carpeted in forests, vineyards and fields, this long and narrow island makes for an ideal daytrip from Korcula and Orebic. Expect untouched nature, legends and picture-postcard ports.

You’ll glide across the Adriatic to Pomena, located in a picturesque pine-fringed cove sheltered by offshore islets. It’s of the three hamlets in Mljet National Park, which covers the western tip of the island. Enjoy a walk around the cove and wander into the woods that separate it from two saltwater Jezero lakes – Malo and Veliko.

The larger lake – Veliko – even has a romantic islet with a monastery dating back to the 12th century. There are countless stories surrounding the island, and its beauty and heritage are just as rich. You’ll have plenty of free time before returning to your hotel.

Mljet National Park

Cilipi Folklore Morning

The village of Cilipi, just south of Dubrovnik, sets the scene for this half-day tour. You’ll be immersed in Croatian folklore and traditions with Sunday mass at St Nicholas Church, a show and market where you can browse all kinds of handicrafts.

You’ll be welcomed right into the heart of the village of Cilipi with a drink and snack – grape brandy and figs – before you hear the bells call for mass. And in the church square, you’ll find the Sunday market filled with stalls selling silk embroidery, handicrafts and souvenirs. Watch the locals, all dressed in their finest, head into mass and enjoy the typical village scene unfold.

After the service, a celebration takes place as locals dressed in typical clothing – white shirts, red belts embroidered with gold silk and bright red shoes – take to the square to perform songs and dances from the region. You’ll have a chance to browse the market stalls while listening to the rhythms of Dalmatian music. A fascinating glimpse into village life.

Cilipi Folklore Morning

Republic of Dubrovnik

A day of world-class sightseeing. On this trip, you’ll explore three jewels of the Adriatic with visits to the walled village Ston and Dubrovnik as well as a wine tasting in the Peljesac peninsula.

First up is tiny Ston. Once the defensive outpost of the Republic of Ragusa – as Dubrovnik was known for centuries – its walls, which snake up a hill, are said to be the longest standing in Europe. We then head to Dubrovnik. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site old town with your guide, see Onofrio’s fountain, the cathedral and much more.

Then, after some free time in Dubrovnik, the journey back takes you through the vineyards of the Peljesac peninsula. Here, you’ll indulge in a wine-tasting session. A great way to round off a day steeped in the heritage of Dalmatia.

Republic of Dubrovnik

Famous legends of Peljesac and Korcula

Known as ‘Little Dubrovnik’, Korcula town is full of historic sights and it’s more than easy on the eye. Along with the wine-producing area of Peljesac and the walled village of Ston, it’s one of the star turns of this fascinating excursion.

Korcula town is perched on a peninsula in the northeast corner of the large island of Korcula. We’ll reach it after a boat ride across the Adriatic from Orebic. And once you’ve stepped inside the honey-coloured town walls, you’ll find a slice of vintage Croatia that’s all red-roofed tiles and marble streets. Explore a bit and you’ll be rewarded with sights like the ornate St Mark’s Cathedral and the house where locals claim Marco Polo was born. Dip into the galleries, admire the churches or drop into one of the pocket-sized cafés.

The journey back takes you through the vineyards of the Peljesac peninsula – where you’ll get to indulge in a tasting session – and tiny Ston. Its walls, which snake up a hill, are said to be the longest standing in Europe.

Famous legends of Peljesac and Korcula

Mljet Island Tour

Over two-thirds of Mljet is covered in forest, so this Adriatic gem is as unspoilt as they come. On this half-day, small-group trip by van you’ll trundle through most of the villages on the island, stop off at Babino Polje, and hit the sandy beach in Saplunara for some much-deserved swimming.

As the largest of the islands in the Dubrovnik archipelago, there’s plenty to explore around forested Mljet – including legends surrounding Odysseus. You’ll head inland by bus, ticking off a string of villages and lookout points for photo opportunities with the Adriatic Sea as the backdrop.

Then, once you reach the largest settlement, Babino Polje, you’ll be able to get out and about, taking in the 15th century Rector’s Palace and Renaissance buildings as you wander around. Finally, the lure of the turquoise water will prove too tempting, and you’ll have one last hour-long stop at Saplunara for swimming and sunbathing.

Mljet Island Tour

Korcula Boat Trip

Beautiful beaches, fantastic food and a fascinating old town are just a few of the reasons to visit Korcula. Admire one of the largest islands in the Adriatic from the decks of a boat, then come ashore for free time to explore her history-packed old town, dine on delicious Dalmatian dishes or swim from the shores of her rugged coastline.

Cast off into the Adriatic by boat and you’ll sail through the Peljesac peninsula as you approach the island’s towering red-roofed buildings and ancient walls. Known as ‘Little Dubrovnik’, Korcula town is full of historic sights.

With free time to use as you choose, you can go in search of where locals say famous explorer Marco Polo was born, poke around all the must-see monuments in the old town or pick a restaurant for lunch. Try some Dalmatian specialities in one of the pocket-sized cafés, sip wine in one of the bustling bars or head down to the coast to cool off with a dip in the sea.

Korcula Boat Trip

Odysseus Cave from Mljet

Legend has it that Odysseus took shelter in one of Mljet’s caves after a shipwreck, and the name’s stuck ever since. You’ll take a boat trip out from Pomena to take a look, and swim if you like, inside this egg-shaped cave.

Once Odysseus landed on the shores of Ogygia, now known as the island of Mljet, he couldn’t resist the charm of the nymph Calypso and the island itself. So, it’s said he stayed for seven years before he was free to go, and you’ll see it all for yourself on this boat trip to Odysseus Cave.

After sailing for just over an hour, you’ll anchor up in front of the cave, which from the outside looks just like a small tunnel carved into the limestone rock. Then it’s up to you whether you swim or take a smaller boat inside, where once you’re through to the other side, everything opens up before you. You’ll have about an hour to take it all in before your return boat trip.

Odysseus Cave from Mljet

Magical Istria from Rabac

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. This excursion takes in some of its star turns and also features a lunch of tasty local specialities. Itineraries vary depending on where you’re staying but expect to visit some of Bale, Grzini, Porec, Pula and Rovinj.

Each one has its own unique charm. Bale is an Italian-accented inland village, famous for its arched medieval streets and dinosaur heritage. The hamlet of Grzini is on every itinerary – it’s where we’ll go for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism and an insight into rural life.

Ancient Porec is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in Pula, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its towering and remarkably well-preserved Roman Arena. While in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj, you’ll explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures.

Magical Istria from Rabac

Pirates of Croatia

Pirate Tim and Calypso the Parrot need your help to find their lost treasure. But first you need to be fully trained in all the skills you need to become a TUI Pirate.

You’ll join our crew in search of the booty, and along the way everyone will get into the pirate spirit with some help from the pirate team on the boat. There’ll be lots of fun activities for everyone to join in on.

For our little pirate crew, there’ll be face painting and lots of pirate-themed games to play and for the older pirate crew, there’ll be some pirate challenges to join in with. And no pirate adventure would be complete without a treasure map and clues to follow. There’ll be swashbuckling fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Pirates of Croatia

Unforgettable Venice via Poreč – from all resorts

Built on more than 100 islands, Venice is famed for its network of dusky-blue canals, lined with elaborate architecture and criss-crossed by beautiful stone bridges. And this daytrip from Istria to Venice sees you crossing the Adriatic Sea by boat for a guided tour and free time in this romantic Italian city.

You’ll arrive in style into San Basilio pier, right in the heart of Venice, to begin your guided tour to spot some of the city’s highlights. Start off in the legendary St Mark’s Square – a piazza dominated by the beautiful Byzantine basilica of St Mark and its belfry.

Maybe take a gondola ride, find as many bridges as you can and dip in and out of classic eateries – there’s loads to do here. You’ll make your own way to the port to leave Venice in the early evening and return to Croatia having seen one of Italy’s top cities.

Unforgettable Venice via Poreč – from all resorts

Unforgettable Venice from Rabac – via Poreč

Built on more than 100 islands, Venice is famed for its network of dusky-blue canals, lined with elaborate architecture and criss-crossed by beautiful stone bridges. And this daytrip from Istria to Venice sees you crossing the Adriatic Sea by boat for a guided tour and free time in this romantic Italian city.

You’ll arrive in style into San Basilio pier, right in the heart of Venice, to begin your guided tour to spot some of the city’s highlights. Start off in the legendary St Mark’s Square – a piazza dominated by the beautiful Byzantine basilica of St Mark and its belfry.

Maybe take a gondola ride, find as many bridges as you can and dip in and out of classic eateries – there’s loads to do here. You’ll make your own way to the port to leave Venice in the early evening and return to Croatia having seen one of Italy’s top cities.

Unforgettable Venice from Rabac – via Poreč

Grill & Chill with BBQ Cruise from Poreč

Blue seas, green scenery, rugged cliffs and craggy coastline, Croatia’s Istria boasts an enchanting landscape to admire on this full day boat trip. You’ll cruise through the magical Lim Fjord to swim in Vrsar, anchor up in Rovinj to take a look around this pretty seaside village and spend the day sunning yourself on deck. It’s idyllic to a T.

Leaving the harbour behind, you’ll sail away into the glittering blue seas to see Croatia at its most capitivating. Watch the scenery change colours as we navigate to Rovinj. Also known as Little Venice, you’ll have free time to wander past picturesque townhouses and along narrow cobblestone streets that transport you to Italy in miniature.

We’ll continue to Lim fjord – a protected area – towards Vrsar where you’ll get to take a dip, if you wish. There’s also a barbecue lunch served on board. Then, hop back on board to return to Porec.

Grill & Chill with BBQ Cruise from Poreč

Magical Istria from Umag, Novigrad & Poreč

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. This excursion takes in some of its star turns and also features a lunch of tasty local specialities. Itineraries vary depending on where you’re staying but expect to visit some of Bale, Grzini, Porec, Pula and Rovinj.

Each one has its own unique charm. Bale is an Italian-accented inland village, famous for its arched medieval streets and dinosaur heritage. The hamlet of Grzini is on every itinerary – it’s where we’ll go for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism and an insight into rural life.

Ancient Porec is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in Pula, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its towering and remarkably well-preserved Roman Arena. While in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj, you’ll explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures.

Magical Istria from Umag, Novigrad & Poreč

Magical Istria from Pula & Medulin

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. This excursion takes in some of its star turns and also features a lunch of tasty local specialities. Itineraries vary depending on where you’re staying but expect to visit some of Bale, Grzini, Porec, Pula and Rovinj.

Each one has its own unique charm. Bale is an Italian-accented inland village, famous for its arched medieval streets and dinosaur heritage. The hamlet of Grzini is on every itinerary – it’s where we’ll go for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism and an insight into rural life.

Ancient Porec is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in Pula, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its towering and remarkably well-preserved Roman Arena. While in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj, you’ll explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures.

Magical Istria from Pula & Medulin

Unforgettable Venice direct from Pula & Medulin

Built on more than 100 islands, Venice is famed for its network of dusky-blue canals, lined with elaborate architecture and criss-crossed by beautiful stone bridges. And this daytrip from Istria to Venice sees you crossing the Adriatic Sea by boat for a guided tour and free time in this romantic Italian city.

You’ll arrive in style into San Basilio pier, right in the heart of Venice, to begin your guided tour to spot some of the city’s highlights. Start off in the legendary St Mark’s Square – a piazza dominated by the beautiful Byzantine basilica of St Mark and its belfry.

Maybe take a gondola ride, find as many bridges as you can and dip in and out of classic eateries – there’s loads to do here. You’ll make your own way to the port to leave Venice in the early evening and return to Croatia having seen one of Italy’s top cities.

Unforgettable Venice direct from Pula & Medulin

Grill & Chill with BBQ Cruise from Medulin

This island-hopping boat trip in the Medulin Riviera takes in some of the most beautiful costal scenery in Istria. As well as the islets of Porer and Ceja, you’ll also pitch up at Kamenjak National Park – a wild and rugged peninsula famous for its clean waters and cliff divers.

It’s stunning scenery right from the go as we sail out of Medulin harbour. Gently gliding for an hour towards Kamenjak National Park, you’ll be able to relax on board as you savour the beauty of the coastline. Your captain will drop anchor at this protected nature reserve. The cliffs here are honeycombed with caves, and guides will lead you in, if you fancy swimming inside one of them.

Once you’ve dried off, we’ll sail to Porer, a circular islet that’s smaller than a football pitch and topped with a lighthouse. Meat and fresh fish are barbecued up on the boat for lunch, and once we’ve eaten, we’ll pull up on the island of Ceja for a couple of hours’ sunbathing and swimming. Utter bliss.

Grill & Chill with BBQ Cruise from Medulin

Charming Adriatic Gems

The coastline of Kvarner Bay is peppered with beautiful towns and historic locations. On this tour, you’ll visit three eye-catching spots – the village of Plomin, the hilltop fort of Mošćenice and the cosmopolitan seaside resort of Opatija. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

First up is Plomin village for the wow-factor panoramas over the Istria peninsula and the Adriatic Sea. On to Mošćenice and there’s free time to explore the narrow cobbled streets and medieval architecture, or visit the impressive hilltop fortress overlooking the Kvarner Gulf.

Next up is the elegant 19th-century Adriatic resort of Opatija. Known for its pastel-coloured villas and botanical gardens, it was the place to be seen in the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s golden age. Stroll along the Lungomare, just as many kings and emperors in the olden days, and taste delicious praline chocolates at a chocolatier.

Charming Adriatic Gems

Magical Istria from Rovinj

Istria is a melting pot of cultures where historic towns and delicious dishes vie for your attention. This excursion takes in some of its star turns and also features a lunch of tasty local specialities. Itineraries vary depending on where you’re staying but expect to visit some of Bale, Grzini, Porec, Pula and Rovinj.

Each one has its own unique charm. Bale is an Italian-accented inland village, famous for its arched medieval streets and dinosaur heritage. The hamlet of Grzini is on every itinerary – it’s where we’ll go for a typical Istrian lunch in an agrotourism and an insight into rural life.

Ancient Porec is now as famed for its modern bars and clubs as its Euphrasian Basilica – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in Pula, your guide will bring to life the times of gladiators and roaring crowds on a visit to its towering and remarkably well-preserved Roman Arena. While in the Venetian-style town of Rovinj, you’ll explore narrow streets fringed by Roman and Byzantine treasures.

Magical Istria from Rovinj

Istrian hilltop treasures

Legend has it that in the Mirna valley lived giants who were so tall they could build settlements with their own hands. Welcome to the green Istrian hills – a place of mythical beauty that you’ll explore on this half-day tour to Groznjan and Oprtalj. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

The adventure kicks off Groznjan – an artists’ colony, which is surrounded by green hills. It is rich in ancient churches, prehistoric sites, historic castles and palaces. It’s also home to no fewer than 28 artists’ studios. You’ll discover every nook and cranny, and streets that lead to art galleries and other surprises.

Then it’s over to the hilltop hamlet of Oprtalj. Here, you’ll stroll down ancient streets with great views over the surrounding countryside. Rounding off the day is a tasting of local Istrian delicacies, wine and olive oil at a tavern.

Istrian hilltop treasures

Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes

Croatia boasts some of the most beautiful parklands in Europe. Take a full day to explore the amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park, an unspoilt nature sanctuary with cascading waterfalls and a myriad of lakes that are accessible via kilometres of wooden walkways.

Journey inland through the scenic Croatian hills, arriving at the heavily forested Plitvice Lakes National Park – almost on the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina. Admire how the park’s 16 crystalline lakes seem to almost tumble into each other across the landscape.

Follow the 18km of wooden bridges and pathways around the lakes learning all about the local flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide, and often being escorted by hosts of beautiful butterflies. Explore the lakes by foot, and also take a pleasant boat journey across Kozjak, the park’s largest lake. Without doubt, one of the highlights of the excursion is a trip to the magnificent 78-metre-high Veliki Slap waterfall – the tallest in Croatia.

Summer escape to Lake Bled

Slovenia is easily accessible from Istria. And this tour explores one of its most picture-postcard areas – Lake Bled, with its emerald-coloured waters and turreted castle framed against the backdrop of the Julian Alps. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Lake Bled is the epitome of Alpine tranquillity – you’d be forgiven in thinking that you’d stumbled on to a filming location for the Sound of Music. The pine-clad slopes, the picturesque dwellings and the fairytale wooded islet with 99 steps leading to St Mary’s Chapel are irresistible.

First up is medieval Bled Castle, set into a towering cliff face. With its cone-shaped turrets and lofty parapets, it’s something special. Then it’s into your locally made wood boat, to be rowed across to the incredibly pretty chapel. The chapel is steeped in legend, from how you ring the bell to how a groom carries his bride.

Summer escape to Lake Bled

Baredine Cave

This tour takes you into a mystical Istrian underworld – the Baredine Cave. You’ll step up to 60 metres below the surface to uncover a hidden world of wacky stalagmite and stalactite stone sculptures, then visit Tractor Story and taste some local wine at Konobon Gallery during this half-day trip.

After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll head to the mouth of Baredine Cave, one of Istria’s best-kept secrets. You’ll walk down the stairs through five chambers, brushing against stalagmites and stalactites that have been shaped to perfection over thousands of years. The 40-minute walk is illuminated by your guide and atmospheric lights so that you see it in all its beauty.

Back on the surface, and you’ll get to delve into Istrian agricultural life and visit the exhibition on historical tractors at Tractor Story. Afterwards, relax over a glass of local wine in Konobon Gallery before heading back.

Baredine Cave

Motovun and Flavours of Istria

Like something out of a fairytale, Motovun is the sort of town you dream of eloping to. Alleys of stone houses laden with art galleries and cafés are packed either side of robust Venetian walls – you’ll love it. And while it’s the undoubted star of this half-day tour, you’ll also discover the greener than green Istria countryside.

Your first stop of the morning is hilltop Motovun – a medieval monument in itself with and stop-and-stare views over the vineyards sprawling out below. Taste some truffles while you’re here and walk around the old town, soaking up an atmosphere that’s both bohemian and old-world at the same time.

Next, you’ll continue towards our next stop, a distillery – but look out the window as we’ll be travelling along the blue ribbon of the River Mirna. At the distillery, you’ll learn how they pick wild herbs and fruits on the slopes of the Ucka Mountains, process them and create delicacies like brandy, jams, cookies and chocolates. Then it’s time to taste them.

Motovun and Flavours of Istria

Unforgettable Venice direct from Umag

Built on more than 100 islands, Venice is famed for its network of dusky-blue canals, lined with elaborate architecture and criss-crossed by beautiful stone bridges. And this daytrip from Istria to Venice sees you crossing the Adriatic Sea by boat for a guided tour and free time in this romantic Italian city.

You’ll arrive in style into San Basilio pier, right in the heart of Venice, to begin your guided tour to spot some of the city’s highlights. Start off in the legendary St Mark’s Square – a piazza dominated by the beautiful Byzantine basilica of St Mark and its belfry.

Maybe take a gondola ride, find as many bridges as you can and dip in and out of classic eateries – there’s loads to do here. You’ll make your own way to the port to leave Venice in the early evening and return to Croatia having seen one of Italy’s top cities.

Unforgettable Venice direct from Umag

Slovenian Pearl Piran

Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Piran lives up to its nickname in every way. Discover the charming medieval architecture, rich history and idyllic coastal scenery of this gem in Slovenian Istria.

A teardrop-shaped mass of red-roofed houses jutting out into the Adriatic, Piran is one good-looking Slovenian town. Things kick off with a guided tour of the medieval quarter where star turns include the Church of St. George and Tartini Square.

With free time to explore, you can visit a host of historic sights, stroll the atmospheric tangle of cobbled lanes or stop by a café before returning back to resort.

Slovenian Pearl Piran

Premium Wine Tasting Experience

We’ve hooked up with some of the top family-owned wineries in Istria for this afternoon wine tasting outing. You’ll tour the Cattunar and Kabola wineries to get the lowdown on their production processes and then raise a glass or two to celebrate their dedication and passion.

The fun kicks off at the Cattunar winery, a lowland village not far from the coast. Owned by the Cattunar family, it specialises in local grape varieties such as Malvasia, Teran and Muscat Momjanski grown over four types of soil. After seeing the cellars, it’s time to taste the goods.

And there’s more. Our next stop is the Kabola winery in Momjan, in hilly country. Owned by Markezic family since the 19th century, it has a long tradition of producing top-notch sparkling, macerated, semi-sweet and sweet wines. Nurse a glass of wine while you drink in the peaceful surroundings of the state.

Premium Wine Tasting Experience

Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice National park is a big tick on any bucket list. Cascading waterfalls plunging into lakes of pure jade, it’s no wonder it made the UNESCO World Heritage List – it’s a sight to behold. And with a professional guide too, you’ve everything you need to discover this natural wonder.

You’ll have an early start to reach the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site of Plitvice National Park – but some trips are worth the effort. Journeying through the hills and countryside of the Dalmatian Hinterland, it promises to be a day of amazing landscapes.

Arriving at the park by mid-morning gives you plenty of time to explore the 18km of wooden paths that snake around the park. What’s more, a guided nature walk takes you along all the bridges, boards and best lookout points over the lakes. Every shade of green and blue in the spectrum, this place is almost made for Instagram. A day out over a million years in the making.

Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes

Unforgettable Venice

Built on more than 100 islands, Venice is famed for its network of dusky-blue canals, lined with elaborate architecture and criss-crossed by beautiful stone bridges. And this daytrip from Istria to Venice sees you crossing the Adriatic by boat for a guided tour and free time.

You’ll arrive in style into San Basilio pier, right in the heart of Venice, to begin your guided tour to spot some of the city’s highlights. Start off in the legendary St Mark’s Square – a piazza dominated by the beautiful Byzantine basilica of St Mark and its belfry.

Maybe take a gondola ride, find as many bridges as you can and dip in and out of classic eateries – there’s loads to do here. You’ll make your own way to the port to leave Venice in the early evening and return to Croatia having seen one of Italy’s top cities.

Unforgettable Venice

Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes from Rab

Plitvice National park is a big tick on any bucket list. Cascading waterfalls plunging into lakes of pure jade, it’s no wonder it made the UNESCO World Heritage List – it’s a sight to behold. And with a professional guide too, you’ve everything you need to discover this natural wonder.

You’ll have an early start to reach the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site of Plitvice National Park – but some trips are worth the effort. Journeying through the hills and countryside of the Dalmatian Hinterland, it promises to be a day of amazing landscapes.

Arriving at the park by mid-morning gives you plenty of time to explore the 18km of wooden paths that snake around the park. What’s more, a guided nature walk takes you along all the bridges, boards and best lookout points over the lakes. Every shade of green and blue in the spectrum, this place is almost made for Instagram. A day out over a million years in the making

Natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes from Rab

Split walking tour

Go back to the ancient Roman Empire with our expert guides on this great walking tour of the historic core of Split. Learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage site while taking a relaxing walk through the streets and squares of old Diocletian’s Palace.

The tour lasts approximately one hour and a half and covers the Diocletian’s Palace with the Historical Complex of Split which forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The price doesn’t include entry tickets to churches and museums, however you can buy these tickets on spot and our guide will take you inside of each and every monument you decide to visit.

Split walking tour

Experience Trogir Tour from Split

Color your day with a trip to the unique and highly interesting old city of Trogir, only a few kms away from Split. Embark on a journey to visit Trogir, the ancient pearl of central Dalmatia by bus, minibus or boat, depending on the number of people who will be attending the tour.

The old city of Trogir is actually older than the Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the whole historic core was enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997. Not many towns in the whole world have been completely preserved by the UNESCO; Trogir is one of them.

A walking tour of Trogir with an experienced guide wouldn’t be complete, however, without tasting some of the finest traditional food. After a delicious lunch in the heart of Trogir, you’ll have free time to stroll around the city center and do some shopping before we take you back to Split.

Experience Trogir Tour from Split

Dubrovnik

Exploring Dubrovnik is like uncovering a treasure trove of historical masterpieces. And on this tour from Split, you’ll discover the Renaissance architecture, ancient palaces and historic churches that have earned Dubrovnik the nickname of ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.

Before we even make it to Dubrovnik, the drive along Makarska Riviera, Baćina Lakes and the valleys around River Neretva will have you captivated from the very start. But as soon as your foot hits the cobbled ground in Dubrovnik, you’ll be swept into this UNESCO-listed walled city packed with historic sites. A walking tour of the Old Town will lead you to Baroque churches, Venetian palaces and other delights.

After the tour, spend some time meandering through the streets and strolling through the narrow alleys, stairs and squares. Modern eateries and bars are nestled among the ornate buildings. You’ll have the choice of peaceful squares or bustling marinas for your backdrop.

Dubrovnik

Mostar

East meets west in Mostar – a city where minarets and church spires rise above ancient stone houses. You’ll cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina, and discover sights such as the world-famous Stari Most bridge and the bazaar.

Mostar is a melting pot of cultures and religions. The UNESCO-listed old town is packed with grand buildings from the Ottoman and Habsburg eras. Historic mosques and imposing cathedrals dot the skyline in the shadow of the 2,000m-high Mt Velez.

Your guide will lead you around the cobbled old bazaar, a well-preserved traditional Turkish home and one of the many mosques. After the tour, you’ll have the afternoon free to explore for yourself. Spend some time in the old craft shops or enjoy lunch overlooking the Stari Most bridge over the River Neretva.

Mostar

Krka Waterfalls and Trogir from Brač

Two of Dalmatia’s must-sees feature on this full day tour from Brac. You’ll kick things off with free time in Krka National Park to explore its cascading waterfalls, then head off for some sightseeing in the UNESCO-protected historic town of Trogir.

This jam-packed day gets off to a picturesque start with a boat transfer from Supetar over to Split. From here, you’ll board the bus and trundle off into the countryside where the famed Krka National Park will be your destination. You’ll see one of Croatia’s most pictured sights, the Skradinski Buk waterfall, and explore the rest of the park under your own steam, or even grab some lunch.

Back on board and Trogir will be our next stop. This UNESCO-listed town on a tiny island is protected by ancient walls. You’ll take note of its Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque architecture and enjoy some free time for sightseeing. There’s a long list of things to see, including the cathedral and Cipiko Palace. Afterwards, it’s back to Split where the boat awaits to take you back to Brac.

Krka Waterfalls and Trogir from Brač

Zadar City Tour

Zadar flaunts a roll-call of Roman ruins and intriguing sights all packed within its historic streets. You’ll join a guide to see all the monuments, including the famed Sea Organ and Sun Salutation, then have some free time to soak it all up on this half-day excursion.

After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll venture into the historic centre of Zadar – a fascinating city on the shores of the Adriatic. Its churches – from Romanesque to Venetian – and elegant buildings as well as its mini-marina are a joy to discover. Wander around, visiting St Donatus Church, St Anastasia’s Cathedral, the Roman Forum and People’s Square, which lies at the heart of the action.

No visit to Zadar would be complete without witnessing the sounds of the Sea Organ and the light show of the Sun Salutation, both created by visionary architect Nikola Basic. After a walk along the seafront, you’ll have time to yourself to visit museums or sip on a maraschino and drink it all in.

Zadar City Tour

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Having carved their way through travertine rocks for millions of years, the pure jade waters of the lakes and waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park are a sight to behold. You’ll enjoy a boat trip to admire it all and have plenty of time to snap up the shimmering fluorescent lakes as well as the surrounding scenery on this full day tour.

From Zadar, you’ll have an early start to reach Plitvice Lakes National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – in time for the mid-morning. You’ll journey through the Dalmatian hinterland to get there, so it promises to be a day full of incredible landscapes.

When you arrive at the park, you’ll board a boat to explore it up close. You’ll also enjoy a nature walk along boardwalks and over bridges to all the best lookout points over the lakes, whose colours fill the spectrum of blues and greens.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Trogir and Split

Sitting at opposite ends of the Gulf of Kastela, Split and Trogir offer two contrasting visions of the past. Split is a bustling city built around a Roman emperor’s palace while Trogir is a medieval town set upon an islet – and both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

First, you’ll visit Split, the hub of the Dalmatian coast. The star of the show is the vast third century palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. Today it doubles as Split’s old town and has been used to film Game of Thrones. You’ll visit two markets and have free time grab a bite to eat, before heading to Trogir.

Stacked with medieval palaces and churches, and a Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, it packs a lot of heritage into its narrow, cobbled streets. You’ll also visit two markets here before rounding off with a refreshment stop at Stella Croatica – famed for its handmade delicacies.

Trogir and Split

Hvar and Brac Island Cruise

A relaxing boat trip to sun-drenched islands on the Dalmatian coast, homemade lunch served on deck, and free time to explore two picture-perfect harbour towns – this trip has it all. You’ll glide over to explore Hvar and Brac, with time to sunbathe in between. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

After a delightful crossing by boat, you’ll reach the island of Brac, home to the world-famous Zlatni Rat beach. We’ll drop anchor in Bol, the island’s main town, to enjoy some time on dry land before your freshly prepared lunch is served back on board the boat.

Then, we’ll cross over to Hvar and anchor up in Jelsa, which is surrounded by high peaks, caves and parks. You’ll have more free time here, then we’ll trundle back to the mainland in the early evening.

Hvar and Brac Island Cruise

Brac Island Tour

This half-day tour of Brac starts on a high and never looks back. You’ll visit Vidova Gora – the highest point in the Adriatic islands – the port town of Supetar, museums in Skrip and a quarry in Pucisca. A really great introduction to this rugged island’s history and culture.

Leaving Bol early in the morning, we’ll wind our way up to the summit of Vidova Gora. At 780m, it offers panoramic views over not just Brac but other islands and parts of the mainland. From here, we’ll cut across the stony and wooded interior for a pit stop Supetar – the island’s attractive main port.

Next up is the hamlet of Skrip, which is the island’s oldest settlement. Visit the small but fascinating Museum of Brac – it features a well-preserved Roman mausoleum plus other curios – and its Olive Oil Museum. The last stop of the tour is at Pucisca, a pretty coastal town famed for its white limestone quarry. You’ll visit it and also drop into Croatia’s only stonemason school.

Brac Island Tour

Krka National Park and waterfalls

The great outdoors don’t come any greater than Krka National Park, one of Croatia’s wildest natural treasures. You’ll get a chance to breathe in the freshest of airs and explore the waterfall-splashed landscape of Skradinski Buk. There’s also a visit to Šibenik town, an ethnic village and a water mill too.

Krka National Park is a place of thundering waterfalls, lakes and riverside walks. But before arriving, you’ll explore Šibenik town – one of the oldest settlements in Croatia. Once at the park, you’ll have the day to stroll along the wooden waterside walkways, drop into an ethnic village to learn about old traditions and visit an historic water mill.

But the park’s crowning glory is Skradinski Buk – a huge natural pool with 17 cascading waterfalls bursting through the trees. You’ll be able to go for a dip in the fall’s lower lakes or spot nightingales, herons, falcons, owls and more. Here, you’ll have time for some lunch.

Krka National Park and waterfalls

Šibenik and Krka National Park Tour

A land of lakes, waterfalls and gorgeous gorges, Krka National Park is well worth a day trip from Zadar. On this full day tour, you’ll experience one of Croatia’s most famous sights – Krka waterfalls with their tempting natural pools – and explore the medieval town of Sibenik.

Driving along the Adriatic coast, you’ll arrive at Sibenik. Your guide will navigate the town’s medieval heart, leading you to the jewel in the crown – the recently restored St James’s Cathedral – whose exterior corresponds with the interior. Built during the Renaissance with stone from neighbouring islands, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After some free time, we’ll continue to Lozovac to enter Krka National Park. Our first stop will be the park’s largest waterfalls – and probably most photographed – Skradinski Buk. It’s a popular swimming spot, too, so remember to pack your bathing gear. You’ll have some free time to explore, relax and walk along the river before we head back.

Šibenik and Krka National Park Tour

Krka National Park Transfer Only

Krka National Park is one of Croatia’s wildest natural treasures. Take out the hassle of getting there with this transfer service. You’ll get a chance to breathe in the freshest of airs and explore vegetation-rich and waterfall-splashed landscapes.

Krka National Park is a place of thundering waterfalls, lakes and riverside walks. Choose to take the entry and you’ll have the day to stroll along the wooden waterside walkways and bridges that crisscross the park.

The park’s crowning glory is Skradinski Buk – a huge natural pool with 17 cascading waterfalls bursting through the trees. You’ll be able to go for a dip in the fall’s lower lake. You do a spot of wildlife spotting – nightingales, herons, falcons and owls are all regulars here.

Krka National Park Transfer Only

Jeep Safari from Šibenik

Take to the back roads on this 4×4 adventure. You’ll be wowed as we pass by the royal town of Knin and Croatia’s premier Krka National Park, all with a few stops of beauty spotting along the way.

Climb aboard your off road vehicle and the tour begins with a visit to the historical town of Knin. Once the capital of the Croatian Kingdom, its fortress was used to crown royalty, so it’s packed with historical appeal. Continue the adventure driving along dusty roads beside the mountain of Dinara before visiting ancient tombs at the 9th century Church of St. Salvation.

Head towards the Krka National Park and take a pit stop at the Cetina River for a photo. Then, with the wind in your hair, you’ll round off the day with panoramic views over Visovac – a picturesque isle that sits in the middle of the Krka River.

Jeep Safari from Šibenik

Zip Line Šibenik – Čikola Canyon

The Čikola River Canyon isn’t just a pretty face – it’s home to a world of energy with its 1.4 km zip line. Find your inner daredevil to experience the sights of this canyon while you zoom across on three different lines of adventure.

The zip line here tells a story from the past – it was once used to transport cargo from one place to the next. Nowadays though, it’s been decked out for adrenaline junkies, with thousands of visitors each year flocking to this canyon in search of some thrill-seeking fun.

The three zip lines soar above 200 metres of pine-clad rocks, ravines and the clear cool waters of the river. Harness on, you’ll dash through the skies on zip lines ranging from lengths of 200, 500 and 650 metres, taking in the spectacular views and sights of the Čikola River Canyon

Zip Line Šibenik – Čikola Canyon

Rafting Cetina River from Šibenik

Amazing landscapes and adrenaline-pumping adventure are the name of the game on this white-water rafting trip on the River Cetina. You’ll journey along the Dalmatian coast and head into the mountains, ready to spin, splash and paddle your way down the foaming rapids with an expert guide. Its thrills and spills from the moment you push off.

After pick-up, we’ll drive high into the mountains. On arrival at the launching pad for the descent by raft, you’ll be given a quick safety briefing and be kitted out with wetsuits, helmets and life vests.

Next, you’ll take a seat in your raft, ready for a ride through the rocky canyon. Expect fast-moving rapids and calm currents as the raft skims, spins and glides over the foamy water. Your rafting experience lasts around three hours before ending in Omis. Here, you can leave your vessel behind and head off to explore the pretty town that sits at the mouth of a rocky gorge on the river.

Rafting Cetina River from Šibenik

Krka National Park

The palette of greens and blues Mother Nature used on Krka National Park was infinite. It’s hard not to overstate the raw beauty of its waterfalls and forests. On this excursion, you’ll visit the most famous falls and even get the chance to wade in the cool waters.

You’ll reach Krka National Park after a drive inland along the Cikola canyon as your guide gives you the lowdown on the area’s geology and history. In the park, you’ll see the beautiful Lake Visovac, famed for its islet with a monastery, and the Roski Slap falls. Locals call it ‘the necklaces’ because of its numerous cascades.

Follow a trail with your guide to the Skradinski Buk falls – it’s truly amazing to stand before it. The water bursts through the lush vegetation of its 17 travertine barriers. There’s a wooden platform from which to view this natural masterpiece or you can dip into the base pool. You’ll also learn about Europe’s first hydropower plant during the tour.

Krka National Park

“Pineli & Vino” wine and paint experience

“Pineli & Vino” is a painting party that requires no prior painting experience. As soon as you arrive, you will be offered a glass of wine. You are free to sip as much wine as you want. The guidance of your hosts will lead you to create step by step a masterpiece of your own! The best part is that you’ll take it with you as a great souvenir of your unique experience and fun times in Split. You will be provided with all supplies, materials and, of course, fine local wine. Come and enjoy a night of painting and sipping while having a great time!

The experience is held by a group of great individuals and professionals in fields of art, hospitality, entertainment and event management. Their goal is to allow non-professionals painters to experience art and fun together. The team consists of 3 professional artists Dona, Ivana and Vana, who will help the hidden Picasso within you to emerge. Meanwhile, Stipe, the operations manager, will make sure that you don’t run out of paint or, even more important, of wine.

This experience will be all about fun, meeting new people and creating some great experiences together. Every night will have a specific theme, but you are free to paint anything you want while listening to good music and enjoying a relaxed atmosphere.

“Pineli & Vino” wine and paint experience

Museum of Senses admission ticket REGULAR

The Museum of Senses in Split is a museum dedicated to exploring our main senses – sight, hearing, smell, touch and balance.
It’s a place where your senses will experience a sensational new adventure!!

Solve puzzles using your sense of smell! Use your fingertips to solve a mystery. Touch the light to create music! Learn more about Split, the ancient Mediterranean city. And, of course, take a bunch of awesome photos!

When you enter, forget everything you know about reality. Let yourself go and let us guide you through the zones dedicated to senses – sight, hearing, smell, touch and balance.
Explore unique attractions in creative spaces of our museum, created by young Croatian artists, designers and architects.

Museum of Senses admission ticket REGULAR

Game of Thrones guided walking tour in Split

Old, new, and fictional worlds collide in this walking tour of Diocletian’s Palace. Not only is this impressive complex rich with history and a favorite local hangout, but it is the filming location for the hit TV series Game of Thrones.

Calling all Games of Thrones fans! Let us transport you out of modern-day Split and into Westeros on this walking tour of Diocletian’s Palace. This impressively preserved Roman camp will bring Game of Thrones to life as you walk in the footsteps of the characters, plot your revenge in its narrow streets like Khaleesi, and dine on a feast fit for Tyrion.

Game of Thrones guided walking tour in Split

PLITVICE LAKES WITH RASTOKE

Two of Croatia’s most magical landscapes are the stars of this trip. You’ll soak up the natural beauty of UNESCO-listed Plitvice National Park and visit the village of Rastoke – a clutch of fairytale-like cottages crowned by the magnificent waterfalls of the the Slunjčica river. It’s a day of spectacular scenery in the Dalmatian Hinterland.

First we’ll drop by the Croatian War of Independence Museum to uncover the country’s turbulent past. Continue on to the peaceful surrounds of Rastoke and you’ll get a taste for things to come as you wander by the waterfalls, wooden houses and watermills of this picturesque riverside village.

Finally, we reach the main event – the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice National Park. With cascading waterfalls plunging into pools of pure jade, it’s a sight to behold. Explore the 18km of wooden paths that snake around the park and see almost every shade of green and blue in the spectrum. No filters needed, this place is made for Instagram.

PLITVICE LAKES WITH RASTOKE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Benidorm, Spain by Musement

Terra Natura Zoo tickets

  • Zooimmersion, a new zoo concept in habitat design
  • Come into contact with the animals through barriers invisible to the human eye
  • More than 1,500 animals of 150 different species
  • Experiences and activities with animals
  • See link for details

Terra Natura Zoo tickets

Terra Natura and-or Aqua Natura parks with transport

  • Get up close with a whole host of animals at Terra Natura
  • Full day at the zoo
  • Fun in the sun at Aqua Natura water park
  • Incredible bird shows
  • See link for details

Terra Natura and-or Aqua Natura parks with transport

Aqualandia and Mundomar Combi Ticket

Get the best of both worlds with this value-for-money package to two of the biggest fun parks in Costa Blanca.

There’s Aqualandia – a waterpark filled with high chutes, mega-multitrack slides and river rapids, a total of fifteen amazing slides, adapted to all ages groups in search of different levels of excitement. Take your adrenaline to the limits and head to the radical slides. Try the Verti-go, Europe’s highest standing slide and the world’s highest capsule slide. It’s sure to be a thrill-filled day out.

For a more relaxing experience head to Mundomar – a much-loved marine and bird park, designed to be fun for the whole family. There’s everything from dolphin and sea-lion shows to exotic birds, monkeys and penguins and you’ll even have the chance to have your photo taken with different animals.

Aqualandia and Mundomar Combi Ticket

Aqua Natura Benidorm tickets

Aqua Natura is a spectacular water park with more than 4,000 square meters of fun for the whole family, with wide-open views which is perfect for parents to keep an eye on their children as well as admire the scenery on the Spanish coast.

With a Greek-themed layout that includes more than 3,200 feet (1km) of waterslides, beach bars, and three dedicated children’s pool, Aqua Natura has something for guests of any age. A promenade leads you to the beach, where you can relax under the sun or go for a swim in the pool. You can experience the thrill of La Cresta, a rollercoaster of a waterslide that reaches more than 50 feet (15 meters) in height and lets you feel the sense of weightlessness as you splash through a fully enclosed path.

Try out the winding route of the Aqua Snake, the fast-paced descent of the Rio Aventura, or a half-dozen other unique thrill rides to experience the excitement and sheer exhilaration that Aqua Natura has in store. When you’re ready to relax, visit the sun deck or head to Zorba Beach and kick back at the 1.2 acre (5,000-sq-m) pool. With attractions that range from 3 artificial islands to waterfalls and geysers.

Aqua Natura Benidorm tickets

Benidorm bus turistic tickets

Discover the real Benidorm on board the tourist bus! Explanations available in eight languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese and Valencian) with individual sound system. You will travel in a vehicle of unique features: a fun tram from where you will discover the city from a different point of view. You can get on and off with the same ticket at any stop for a validity of 24 hours.

Benidorm bus turistic tickets

Valencia Your Way

If the lure of some shopping and sightseeing in Spain’s third largest city is tempting, then this full day excursion to Valencia is just the ticket. You’ll be transferred by bus to explore the city at your own pace – there’s no pressure to do anything you don’t want to do, simply enjoy the culture and atmosphere of this historic city.

From Benidorm, you’ll travel to Valencia by bus, and the best part is that you won’t have to find your way in from the outskirts, you’ll be dropped off right in the city centre. What’s more, your guide will be on hand to give out maps and point you in the right direction. From here, the day is yours to spend exactly as you wish.

Dip in and out of all the shops, try out local eateries – paella hails from Valencia – and stroll around its old town, which is one of the largest in Spain. There’s loads to discover. You’ll meet up with your guide at the allotted time to head back to Benidorm.

Valencia Your Way

4×4 Mountain Safari

If you like to mix your sightseeing with a dose of real adventure, then this 4×4 safari tour is just the thing. Head off-road through spectacular Costa Blanca mountains, taking in all the sights of this rugged countryside – and navigating exciting tracks.

You’ll have four hours of non-stop thrills as you set off on your 4×4 safari through the mountains. You’ll be driven by a pro as you as the 4×4 zigzags dirt tracks on a route that gives you a taste of real adventure as you drive past a reservoir on your way to conquer Mt Aitana.

Power through the centre of this formidable massif and then make your way down a winding mountain-side track that leads all the way to a jungle-like dry river bed. During the safari, there’ll be a pit stop in a small mountain village.

4×4 Mountain Safari

Magic Robin Hood

If travelling back to a distant age of knights and chivalry sounds perfect for you then this is something special. Think clashing swords, thundering hooves and cheers of excitement on this evening of medieval adventure in movie-set surroundings. A right royal feast washed down with tankards of free flowing drink make the perfect side dish to this entertainment extravaganza of jousts and swordplay.

 

Magic Robin Hood

4×4 Countryside Tour

The Costa Blanca’s main draw might be its pristine beaches, but travel just a few miles inland and you’ll encounter countryside brimming with mountains, picturesque valleys and forests – all at your fingertips. Expect a healthy dose of adventure and jaw-dropping views during this jam-packed 4×4 tour.

Buckle your seatbelt and prepare for a 4×4 adventure through the rolling hills near Costa Blanca. You’ll follow dirt tracks that cling to mountain edges, roads that cut straight through the middle of valleys and trails shaded by cool forests. This tour has it all.

And after a few hours exploring all the most picturesque points, you’ll get to cool off in nature’s very own shower – the Algar Waterfalls. Wash away the dust in crystal clear pools in lush green surroundings. It’s perfection.

4×4 Countryside Tour

Terra Natura All-inclusive

With a Noah’s Ark worth of creatures, Terra Natura is an animal-lover’s paradise. Its themed areas are spread across open gardens and countryside. And this day out has the added bonus of entry into the neighbouring Aqua Natura waterpark as well.

Step into the world of Terra Natura and make your way to Pangea, where you’ll find a whole host of poisonous creatures. While America is home to panthers, flamingos, macaws and a tropical forest. Over in Asia, there’s a herd of elephants alongside tigers, rhinos and more. And in Europe you’ll find deer, boars and other fauna. Plus it’s all designed around a ‘zoo-immersion’ concept, which means you can get inches from the creatures with just glass safety barriers between you.

Then you can hit the slides at Aqua Natura, a Greek-themed waterpark filled to the brim with chutes, pools and a relaxation area to take a breather. Your two-park combination ticket also includes a lunch menu with two drinks, so everything’s sorted.

Terra Natura All-inclusive

Aqualandia Water Park

There’s just the place to escape the heat, and that’s Benidorm’s Aqualandia water park. It’s packed to the brim with slides and attractions that’ll satisfy thrill-seekers of all ages. What’s more, there are relaxation areas to sleep off your lunch and a range of areas for kids of every size.

Toddlers will love splashing about in shallow pools featuring artificial beaches such as the Niagara waterfall, and the gently flowing waters of Amazon. And there’s more – there’s Adventureland, the Laguna, Geyser, hot tubs and a wave pool.

Bigger thrill-seekers can race each other on the mega multi-track Splash slides or scream down the switchbacks of the Zig Zag. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, head for the Big Bang, Verti-Go, Black Hole and brand new Cyclone. With plenty of areas to relax, soak up the sun and offering restaurants and snack bars for when you get peckish, this waterpark has it all.

Aqualandia Water Park

Palau de les Arts ticket

Valencia is a city boasting amazing architecture at every turn. And yet the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia still stands out. Magnificent on the outside, what’s housed inside is even more incredible. All spiral staircase and floating beams, its futuristic design is the centerpiece to Spain’s City of Arts and Science project. And as the city’s hub for music and arts performances, you’ll get a behind-the scenes tour of one of Europe’s modern architectural wonders.

Palau de les Arts ticket

Mendoza winery

Away from the beaches and bars of Benidorm, you’ll get a real feel of Spain at the Mendoza Winery. Discover the history and process of winemaking with a guided tour before heading to the garden terrace to try some for yourself. From crisp whites to rich reds, this is a flavourful intro to all things wine.

Making your own way to Alfaz Del Pi, you’ll enter the Mendoza Winery. Built by Enrique Mendoza in the 1970’s, it mixes modern science with age-old techniques to create some of the best wines in the region.

On a guided tour of their ageing cellars you’ll learn all there is to know about the variety of wines they produce. Afterwards, you’ll move onto their pretty garden terrace where you’ll get the chance to sample crisp whites and deep reds, all accompanied by their perfect snack pairing.

Mendoza winery

Mundomar

The wonderful oasis that is Mundomar is located between the concrete jungle of Benidorm and the wilds of Serra Gelada Natural Park. There couldn’t be a more ideal spot for this amazing animal park. The whole family will love it but the kids will have a really wild time.

Mundomar offers up everything from dolphin and sea lion shows to exotic birds, monkeys, penguins and loads of other wildlife wonders. Train your eyes on turtles as they glide through the water. Gaze at beautiful owls and strutting flamingos. And giggle at the goings-on in the penguin pool.

Whatever you do though, make sure you see as many of the shows as you can. With birds, mammals and reptiles galore, Mundomar is a memorably exotic day for the whole family – and educational, too.

Mundomar

Terra Mitica + Mundomar tickets

This value-for-money combination gives you two days of magic at two of the biggest fun parks in Costa Blanca. You’ll have one full day of fun at Terra Mítica, Benidorm’s biggest theme park, and one day getting to know wild animals at Mundomar.

At Terra Mítica as well as hair-raising rides, you’ll experience spectacular surroundings and shows retelling historical battles and age-old legends. In Egypt, there are thrills and spills galore on the water-themed rides, in Rome fly at full speed on the Phoenix but don’t go to Greece if you suffer from vertigo. There are mini versions for the kids, too, so it’s great for the whole family.

For a more relaxing experience head to Mundomar – a much-loved marine and bird park, designed to be fun for you and the kids. There’s everything from dolphin and sea-lion shows to exotic birds and monkeys, and you’ll even have the chance to feed lemurs, penguins and other animals.

Terra Mitica + Mundomar tickets

Downhill Bikes

If you are looking for something a little less ordinary, try this exhilarating excursion for size. But don’t worry – it’s not as much work as it sounds. Your morning kicks off with a scenic drive high up into the mountains, leaving the bustle of the busy coast far behind.

Once we’re deep in the countryside you’ll be kitted out with a bike and helmet. Then, let gravity take over as you glide downhill at an easy pace so you can soak up the scenery as you go. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, the smell of pine and orange blossom filling your lungs as you pass dramatic gorges and fertile valleys filled with wildlife.

Imagine all of this, in the great outdoors and the reality’s even better, as you’ll hardly have to do any pedalling!

Downhill Bikes

Combo ticket to Aqualandia+Mundomar+Terra Mitica

Three is the magic number on this value-for-money combination. You’ll get all-day tickets to a trio of Costa Blanca parks – Aqualandia waterpark, the animal kingdom of Mundomar and Terra Mítica, Benidorm’s biggest theme park. Three fantastic, fun-filled days for the whole family.

Aqualandia pushes your adrenaline to the limit. Try the Verti-go, Europe’s highest standing slide and the world’s highest capsule slide. And there’s so much more. Mundomar is a bit more relaxing though no less exciting. There’s everything from dolphin and sea-lion shows to exotic birds and monkeys, and you’ll even have the chance to feed lemurs, penguins and other animals.

While Terra Mítica is bursting with hair-raising rides. In Egypt, there are thrills and spills galore on the water-themed rides, in Rome fly at full speed on the Phoenix but don’t go to Greece if you suffer from vertigo. There are mini versions for the kids, too, so it’s great for the whole family.

Aqualandia+Mundomar+Terra Mitica

Benidorm Palace Variety Show

With 40 years of success in producing live variety shows, it’s no wonder Benidorm Palace garners rave reviews and is voted best in the Costa Blanca year after year. The Palace’s cabarets are the stuff of legend and feature world-class artistes performing the best of Spanish entertainment.

Your evening’s extravaganza will be a combination of Las Vegas-style numbers, all sequins, feathers and glitter, and classic old-style cabaret theatre. Expect to be dazzled by the variety and quality of the entertainment. There’s comedy, magic, West End and Broadway numbers – and the whole night is rounded off with all-singing, all-dancing finale.

Performances are in a specially designed 1,660-seat auditorium, itself located in a glistening curved titanium building that’ll remind you of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum. It’s dripping with glitz and glamour – so don your best evening wear and prepare to be swept up by the electric atmosphere.

Benidorm Palace Variety Show

Tabarca Island Boat Trip

Tiny Tabarca Island is one of the Costa Blanca’s best-kept secrets and a daytrip here is an unmissable experience. It’s just a 20-minute boat ride from the mainland but once you get there, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time – there are no cars for a start. But this trip is more about what Tabarca does have.

There’s the walled town covering the western half of the island. It’s home to about 60 residents – a century ago, there were more than 1,000 – and has just a handful of streets. Then there’s the recently restored baroque church over by the sea – there can’t be many prettier churches in Spain. And then there are the gorgeous little coves and beaches with crystalline waters lapping against them.

And then there’s the rest of the island – an expanse of bushes and cactus punctured only by an old prison and lighthouse, with tracks leading to cemetery in the eastern tip. To walk from tip to tip takes about half an hour – so it’s very doable as well as enjoyable.

Tabarca Island Boat Trip

Sandos Monaco Spa

Tiny Tabarca Island is one of the Costa Blanca’s best-kept secrets and a daytrip here is an unmissable experience. It’s just a 20-minute boat ride from the mainland but once you get there, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time – there are no cars for a start. But this trip is more about what Tabarca does have.

There’s the walled town covering the western half of the island. It’s home to about 60 residents – a century ago, there were more than 1,000 – and has just a handful of streets. Then there’s the recently restored baroque church over by the sea – there can’t be many prettier churches in Spain. And then there are the gorgeous little coves and beaches with crystalline waters lapping against them.

And then there’s the rest of the island – an expanse of bushes and cactus punctured only by an old prison and lighthouse, with tracks leading to cemetery in the eastern tip. To walk from tip to tip takes about half an hour – so it’s very doable as well as enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Turkey, Musement

Phaselis, Mt Tahtali & Yörük Park

If you’d like an insight into Antalya’s past and present, then this full day tour will tick all the boxes. You’ve got history at the ancient ruins of Phaselis, panoramic views with a ride on the Olympos Aerial Tram and local traditions at Yoruk Park, an open air folkloric museum.

After pick-up from your hotel, you’ll travel to the ancient Greek and Roman city of Phaselis, located on the Lycia coastline. Walk among the ruins of shops and the main street while glimpsing into its former life as an important commercial port. From here, you’ll spot the Bey Mountains National Park in the distance – your next destination.

You’ll ride through the clouds to the summit of Tahtali Mountain on one of the longest cable-car rides in the world. At the top – 2,365m above sea level – you’ll have plenty of time to soak up 360-degree panoramas from the viewing platforms. And once you’re back on lower ground, you’ll head to Yoruk Park for a taster of Turkish nomadic culture.

Phaselis, Mt Tahtali & Yörük Park

Manavgat Family Adventure Tour

Mountain roads and villages are the stars of this great family-orientated excursion. Start off with a visit to an orange grove. Then grab a bargain in a Turkish textile shop. For lunch there’s a barbecue on a TUI-exclusive island before a cruise down the River Manavgat.

It’s a tangy start to the day at the orange garden, where you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of freshly squeezed juice. Next up is a visit to a textile shop, where you’ll be tempted to grab a bargain. We rev up the action next with a couple of hours’ off-roading the highlands. Prepare yourself for some wild scenery.

For lunch, you’ll be served a specially prepared barbecue on a beautiful island and there’s a children’s playground to keep the little ones entertained. To round off the day, we’ll go on a catamaran cruise on the green waters of the Manavgat River. This off-road and catamaran combination is offered only by TUI.

Manavgat Family Adventure Tour

Perge & Aspendos Tour

 

You’ll travel back in time to the days of togas and chariots with this half-day excursion to the ancient sites of Perga and Aspendos. Among the attractions you’ll discover is perhaps the best-preserved Roman theatre of all.

First on the history hitlist is the classical city of Perga. This once-bustling Roman port was founded around 1300 BC and the first stop for St Paul on his missionary journeys around the Mediterranean. Take a guided tour, stepping through the triumphal Roman gate to admire the ruined temples, marketplace and fountains. On the column-lined main street, you can even see the grooves in the flagstones created by chariot wheels. There’s also a 12,000-seater stadium and the remnants of a Bronze Age acropolis.

Next, we go to Aspendos to see one of the best-preserved theatres from antiquity. Built 2,000 years ago into a steep hillside and big enough for 15,000 spectators, its perfect acoustics mean that it’s still used for operas and concerts today.

Perge & Aspendos Tour

Pamukkale and Lake Salda

Pamukkale means ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish – and you’ll see why as soon as you set eyes upon its magical landscape. Heading deep into the Anatolian countryside, you’ll also visit Hierapolis, Lake Salda and Cleopatra’s Pool. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Leaving Antalya early in the morning, you’ll arrive at Lake Salda Lake after a few hours’ scenic drive. It’s been compared to the Maldives for its long beaches and multi-toned blue waters. You’ll have free time to wander around and savour the beauty of the location

You’ll then head to Pamukkale for lunch. Afterwards, catch a peek of the bright white terraces before exploring the ruins of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then let off steam with a dip in Cleopatra’s Ancient Pool, where you swim among ancient ruins, before dinner in a forest restaurant on the way back.

Pamukkale and Lake Salda

Monster Off-Road, Jet Boat & Rafting

If there’s ever a trip out that combines all the thrills and spills you’d want, then this is it. You’ll ride through a nature park in a Monster Truck, whizz over Koprulu Canyon in a jet boat and supercharge the afternoon with some white water rafting. Even the transfer from the hotel is ramped up a level.

Calling all adrenaline junkies, this Antalya tour comes with a twist. You’ll travel off-road to the base camp from where the unrelenting action is about to be released. Climb into a Monster Truck and set off on a sightseeing safari – but not quite as you know it. You’ll experience nature, but this time bumping over the land in a thrilling experience.

Before lunch, there’s the small matter of getting over the Koprulu Canyon, so a jet boat comes to your rescue. Glide past amazing rock formations and enter the canyon in this supercharged machine. Your last adventure will be white water rafting, when you’ll get to freshen up in the midst of the gentle rapids.

Monster Off-Road, Jet Boat & Rafting

Alanya Evening Safari with Dinner

For a taste of the high life Turkish style, it’s hard to beat this blockbuster evening excursion. It’s a greatest hits of Alanya’s best bits. A cable car ride to Alanya Castle to catch the sunset, a dinner of regional dishes and a bit of off-roading are all on the menu tonight.

You’ll get straight into the action by hopping onto the Alanya Castle cable car. Once at the top, we’ll amble around, taking in the scenery from this vantage point 250 metres above the Med. After a treat from Mother Nature in the form of sunset, we’ll zip down to Meazza gourmet restaurant by way of Alanya harbour. See chefs at work and savour regional delicacies such as kuymak, a cornmeal and melted cheese dish from the Black Sea coast, and halva made from semolina. Delish.

And there’s more. After dinner, we’ll go off-road, heading to the Alanya View Terrace up above the city for a glass of wine. Drink in the views of the city lights shimmering off the Med – a great way to end an amazing evening.

Alanya Evening Safari with Dinner

Alanya shopping half-day

Nothing offers an authentic slice of Turkish life like a local market. Soak up the sights and sounds of Alanya’s spice and fish markets, its bustling bazaar and a jewellery centre on this afternoon shopping tour.

First up is a trip to Alanya’s fragrant spice and fish market. Here, you’ll be wowed by the mind-boggling range of spices on offer and by the quality of the seafood – plucked from local waters on the very morning.

Net a bargain in famous Turkish gold jewellery at a traditional gold centre, whose quality and low prices attract visitors from all over Europe. Do some haggling for all manner of souvenirs and artisanal craft items at the bazaar before winding things down a bit with some free time exploring Alanya’s charming Old Town at your own pace.

Alanya shopping half-day

Pirates of Antalya

Pirate Tim and Calypso the Parrot need your help to find their lost treasure. But first you need to be fully trained in all the skills you need to become a TUI Pirate.

You’ll join our crew in search of the booty, and along the way everyone will get into the pirate spirit with some help from the pirate team on the boat. There’ll be lots of fun activities for everyone to join in on.

For our little pirate crew, there’ll be face painting and lots of pirate-themed games to play and for the older pirate crew, there’ll be some pirate challenges to join in with. And no pirate adventure would be complete without a treasure map and clues to follow. There’ll be swashbuckling fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Pirates of Antalya

Side by night

All Roman ruins and great sea views, the peninsula town of Side is one of the must-sees in this corner of Turkey. What makes it doubly appealing is that its archaeological relics are randomly scattered around the old town.

An evening visit is the ideal way to combine some sightseeing and dinner. By arriving during the early evening you can check out Side’s showpiece – the Temple of Apollo. Perched on the end of the peninsula, it’s said that Antony and Cleopatra held love trysts under its shining white columns. And you’ll see it at the best time of day – sunset. When the sun has dropped below the horizon, you’ll have some free time on your own to look round.

Check out the other ruins or delve into the old town whose grid-like streets are stuffed with stone houses, shops and bazaars. After this, you’ll end your evening at a harbour-side restaurant where you can tuck into an included two-course dinner.

Side by night

Blue Cruise Alanya

A boat trip that offers the best of both worlds – a tranquil start with a party atmosphere later on. This cruise along the Alanya coast is the perfect escape from the bustling resorts and when you’re fully recharged, get ready to dance along to your favourite top hits.

As you sail out of the harbour, sit back, relax and listen to the waves as you glide out to sea. You can chill out on the main deck and soak up the sun with a drink in hand and, when the captain drops anchor, jump in for a refreshing swim. A fresh and tasty lunch is served on board and, with all local drinks included, you can keep the cocktails coming.

In the afternoon there’ll be a couple more swim stops – bring a snorkel and mask to really make the most of the clear waters. Then it’s time to party. Banging tunes and lots of foam make for a full-on boat party atmosphere so you can dance and sing all the way back to dry land.

Blue Cruise Alanya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions France Bayeux, by Musement

Full-day cheese and cider tasting tour from Bayeux

Have you ever tried real Camembert made with raw milk? You will visit the last standing farm in the village of Camembert that makes Camembert on site! Have huge samples of farm made cheeses with a glass of cider. Then you will visit a dairy where they also work with raw milk and where you can taste the difference between cheeses.

Lunch is in a classified village outdoors if the weather allows it.

The afternoon is focused on apple and pear brewages. Hard apple cider, hard pear cider, pommeau and calvados. Depending on producers availability, you will visit a traditional cider farm, a estate wine-process oriented cider maker. If you are not too tired by the end of the tour, we migh go to a surprise.

Minimum 2 person/booking

Full-day cheese and cider tasting tour from Bayeux

Full-day excursion to Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux

During this full-day excursion, you will reach from Bayeux the magical abbey-crowned island of Mont Saint-Michel, one of the most iconic sights in all of France, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World”. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

You will access the site via a shuttle and the bridge in accordance with local requirements. While on the road, make sure to take it all in and observe the beauty of the Normandy coastline.

Our Mont Saint Michel tour will then take you to the abbey itself, at the very top of the mount. The history of its construction will be explained in detail and while you are there, make sure to snap some pictures of the amazing views on the surrounding bay!

After visiting the abbey, our guide will set you free to explore the town at your own pace and bring back some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will also suggest some great restaurants for lunch, suitable for all budgets.

Full-day excursion to Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux

Walking tour of the US Cemetery

In this guided tour, you will visit the American cemetery with a local guide and learn about the history of D-Day, June 6th,1944. The U.S. Cemetery is a place of reverence, remembrance, and peace. This enormous cemetery, laid out in the style of a Latin cross, is the final resting place for the brave men who went to fight for freedom and what was right. It is not only a burial ground for Americans, but also a handful of other nationalities. In addition to the traditional cross to indicate those of Christian Faith, there are also Stars of David to mark the Jewish lives lost.

Even though the story behind each grave is a sad one, the sacrifice of all deserves to be recognized. Some of them are well-known, such as the three Medal of Honor recipients, three generals (including General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.), the two Niland brothers (the basis for the movie “Saving Private Ryan”), and the Ollie Reed father and son duo.

Walking tour of the US Cemetery

Full day tour of Utah, Omaha & US airborne sectors

  • A full day visit to the Key Beaches, sites & museums linked to D-Day.
  • Visit both Utah and Omaha Landing Beaches including the US Cemetery
  • Walk upon Pointe du Hoc and learn how US rangers scaled this vertical cliff
  • Discover Sainte-Mère-l’Église, heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne

Full day tour of Utah, Omaha & US airborne sectors

Half-day Tour of the American D-Day sites in Normandy

  • Go on a Vibrant Excursions to the Major U.S D-Day Sites
  • Discover some incredible soldiers war stories
  • Walk the Lunar Landscapes of Breathtaking Pointe du Hoc
  • See link for details.

Half-day Tour of the American D-Day sites in Normandy

Half-day Tour of the Canadian D-Day sites in Normandy

Enjoy an half-day tour and discover the stories of the Canadian Armed Forces involvement on D-Day. A guide will come along to tell you all about the Normandy sites you will see.

You will discover first Juno Beach which has become one of the most popular Normandy tourist sites. You will visit the beautiful museum dedicated to Canadian involvement in the D-Day landing and World War II. To honor the Canadian army, it was built in the shape of a modern maple leaf.

You will be driven after in Beny-sur-Mer, where the Canadian military cemetery is located. Most of the soldiers buried there were killed during the D-Day landing battles, as well as during the liberation of Caen in July 1944. The place is now taken care of by the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions and is kept beautifully landscaped and immaculate

Half-day Tour of the Canadian D-Day sites in Normandy

Basque Country Private Sightseeing Minivan Tour

During this private sightseeing tour, you will discover the best of the Basque Country with an American driver-guide (Expatriate in France since 1992).

Nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains and along the Atlantic coastline of this border region in Southwest France and Northern Spain, the Basque country has many wonders to offer.

You will discover a remarkable culture – people with fascinating traditions… and breathtaking scenery!

You will see Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, Espelette, Ciboure and Socoa, the Corniche Basque, Ainhoa, Saint Jean Pied-de-Port.

Basque Country Private Sightseeing Minivan Tour

Burgundy bike and wine tour

  • Bike across the vineyards, enjoy tastings in wineries
  • Enjoy a French-style lunch at a restaurant in Puligny Montrachet
  • Discover “Les Climats de Bourgogne”, a unique World Heritage site
  • Meet local producers and learn about terroir and locals specifities

Burgundy bike and wine tour

Half-day Burgundy tour from Beaune including lunch and wine tasting at family domain

  • Drive through the renowned Côte de Beaune
  • Traditional and convivial lunch in an authentic Burgundian village
  • Visit and tasting at family run boutique winery
  • Learn about wine making process
  • Authentic visit with a personal guide

Half-day Burgundy tour from Beaune including lunch and wine tasting at family domain

4-night Burgundy bike tour from Beaune

  • Immerse into the authenticity of the Burgundy vineyards
  • Four nights of accommodation included, in Beaune and Vougeot
  • Enjoy tastings in wineries

4-night Burgundy bike tour from Beaune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Italy, Bari by Musement

Bari Street Food Walking Tour (min. 2 adults)

The tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. You will then go on to enjoy several tasting sessions in a panificio (bakery), to learn how focaccia Barese is made and taste a slice; in a salumeria (delicatessen), to find out about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. You will also visit a local place to discover the fried street food’s strong flavours in sgagliozze and panzerotti. Visit a gelateria (ice-cream shop) and enjoy the home-made ice cream choosing your favourite out of a great selection of flavours! Finally, the tour will end exploring the modern French part of the city along the famous sea-side, opera theatres and luxury shopping streets.

Bari Street Food Walking Tour

Bari Bike Tour (min 2 adults)

The tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. You will go on riding along the authentic narrow streets, where you will see the old ladies still making pasta by hand, children playing outdoors and people cooking in every corner. Your tour will end discovering the modern French part of the city with opera theaters, luxury shopping streets, the famous fish market on the sea-side, the beach and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. The tour also includes a tasting of delicious Italian homemade ice cream.

Bari Bike Tour

Ostuni, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare day tour from Bari

Ostuni, a typical village in the province of Brindisi located on the foothills of the Murge plateau, constitutes, along with Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto and Taranto, one of the most famous places of the Salento peninsula. Also known as the White City because of the characteristic color of its houses, Ostuni rises to over 200 meters above sea level. In the old town of Ostuni, called by its inhabitants “The Land” to distinguish it from the more recent “marina”, the houses climb up the steep slopes of a hill and the village is characterized by a tangle of winding streets, a succession of squares, alleys and courtyards. On top of the hill, it stands the Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace.

Alberobello, the trulli village, is a UNESCO world heritage site: the trulli are remarkable examples of drywall (mortar less) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders, collected from neighboring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.

Stone street, calm plazas and mystical sea caves make Polignano a Mare one of the most charming coastal towns in Italy.

Ostuni, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare day tour from Bari

Matera private tour from Bari

Few people know that Matera is the third oldest city in the world. Houses carved in stone, narrow streets that climb up the hill, a Paleolithic scenario: that’s why Matera has been chosen as a film set for many movies, including the famous “Passion of Christ”.

By the ’50s, over half of Matera’s population lived in the sassi, a typical cave sheltering an average of six people; in the late 1950s, about 15,000 inhabitants were forcibly relocated to new government housing schemes. In 1993, the sassi were declared a Unesco World Heritage Site; ironically, the town’s history of outrageous misery has transformed it into Basilicata’s leading tourist attraction.

Haunting and beautiful, the sassi sprawl below the rim of a yawning ravine like a giant nativity scene. The old town is simply unique and warrants at least a day of exploration and aimless wandering. Although many buildings are crumbling and abandoned, others have been restored and transformed into cozy abodes, restaurants and swish cave-hotels. On the cliff top, the new town is a lively place, with its elegant churches, palazzi and especially the pedestrianised Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

Matera private tour from Bari

Salento wineries tour from Bari

Visit two wineries in the Primitivo and Negroamaro area of Salice Salentino: taste their award winning wines and delicious food.

1st winery: Cantele | visit + wine tasting (4 different wines) + light lunch

2nd winery: Leone de Castris | visit + wine tasting

Extra option: you can add to your tour a third winery, or spend one hour on the sandy beach of nearby Porto Cesareo, or add a quick tour of Lecce (please, let us know the activity you prefer after booking).

Salento wineries tour from Bari

Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience (min. 2 adults)

The tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. You will then go on to discover the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, with its fish market, opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. The tour ends at Signora Maria’s house where we will learn how to make orecchiette, the local home-made pasta and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine we will cook and taste our own homemade pasta feeling like a native. And to finish off, you will have the opportunity to taste some delicious italian homemade ice-cream.

Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience

Shopping Walking Tour in Bari

This tour begins with a panoramic view of the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. We will explore the little alleys of the old town and discover the hidden secrets of this beautiful city. You will then get to have a shopping experience visiting the most fashionable atelier and boutiques to discover the real ‘made in Italy’ products and handcrafts. The tour will end in a lively square in the old town where a typical Italian aperitivo will take place. Spritz or prosecco and some little snacks will be enjoyed after your shopping spree. Time to relax and unwind.

Shopping Walking Tour in Bari

Last minute private tour of Bari with a local guide

  • Explore Bari and see its municipal buildings that sparkle with a hint of northern grandiosity
  • Visit the great Basilica di San Nicola, which still contains the bones of St Nicholas (aka Santa Claus!)
  • Follow your guide to the Cathedral of San Sabino and stroll around the typical squares of the town, Piazza Mercantile and Piazza Ferrarese

Last minute private tour of Bari with a local guide

Bari History & Culture Walking Tour

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt. Tour goes on visiting two museums of your choice: Succorpo of the Cathedral, to discover underground Roman walls and crypt; Archaeological museum of Santa Scolastica, to find out the traces of Peuceti, the first inhabitants of the city; Swebian Castle, to see the collection of plaster casts and temporary art exhibitions; Palazzo Simi, a palace built on a Byzantine church, to admire ancient pottery; Civic Museum, to evoke the atmosphere of the city from the Renaissance period to the present days. Tour ends discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous sea-side, opera theatres and luxury shopping streets and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed.

Bari History & Culture Walking Tour

Archaeological tour of Bari

  • Discover with a guided tour the most important archaeological excavations and museums in Bari
  • Follow your local guide: they will give you all information necessary to fully understand these fascinating places
  • Stroll along the walls of the old town and be amazed by stories about the city’s hidden treasures

Archaeological tour of Bari

Walking tour of Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare, not far from Bari, has always been a destination full of surprises and delights. The graceful perched stone buildings overlook the sea offering tourists breathtaking views. The quaint old town, with its medieval structures, hides an incredible cultural heritage and expands into winding streets and picturesque squares, giving those who walk in its streets the flavors of a wonderful culinary tradition and an enchanting atmosphere. A small canyon shelters the rocky beach and plunges into the blue sea. Polignano a Mare is the ideal destination for anyone who wants to slow down from the hectic pace of everyday life and enjoy a moment of well-deserved “dolce vita.”

Walking tour of Polignano a Mare

Private cooking class in a typical Apulian trullo

  • Enjoy a cooking class inside a typical trullo
  • Learn how to make traditional Apulian dishes
  • Discover the culinary secrets of this wonderful place

Private cooking class in a typical Apulian trullo

Private cooking class and Noci market tour

  • Visit a local market with an experienced and local chef
  • Participate in a traditional Apulian cooking class
  • Enjoy your freshly made Apulian dishes and delicacies

Private cooking class and Noci market tour

Lecce and Gallipoli day tour from Bari

Lecce, the Baroque masterpiece of southern Italy, described as the “Florence of the Baroque” or the “Rome of the South”, has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture, going back to its foundation. The capital of Salento appeals for a unique combination of folklore, attractions, art and exciting scents. Admire the Cathedral, a wonderful example of baroque style, the former Convent of the Celestines, the Holy Cross Church, a symbol of the baroque style in Lecce built in 1646, the Arch of Triumph, erected in 1548 to pay homage to Charles V, and the churches of Saint Matthew, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Mary of the Graces.

Gallipoli, from the Greek Kallipolis meaning beautiful city, is a fishing village on the coast of southern Puglia. Gallipoli old town, built on an island now connected to the mainland by a bridge, is a picturesque and nice place to stroll. The 17th century Baroque Saint Agate Cathedral is in the center of the town; several interesting churches are along the perimeter of the old town, facing the sea. The walls and bastions surrounding the old town have been built in the 15th century to fend off attacks, especially from pirates. The walls were altered in the 19th century, permitting beautiful views of the sea, port and harbors

Lecce and Gallipoli day tour from Bari

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

  • Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home
  • Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Bari cuisine
  • Taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine
  • see link for details

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

  • Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina
  • Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home
  • Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Bari cuisine
  • See link for details

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

Go food shopping like a local! Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Afterwards, attend a private show cooking before lunch or dinner: assist your Cesarina with the preparation of your meal and learn the secrets of Bari recipes. Lastly, taste an authentic Bari 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included. Sample a selection of red and white wines from Sicily cellars as the Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Cyprus, by Musement

Cyprus Villages & Monastery Tour

On this exclusive tour, you’ll leave no stone unturned as you explore Cyprus’s hidden corners. Taking in remote villages, historic monasteries and enjoying a traditional mezze lunch, you’ll discover all the charms of the island. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Leaving the busy beach resorts behind, you’ll arrive mid-morning at the UNESCO-listed Fikardou Village. All cobblestones and medieval houses, time seems to have frozen still here. And with free time to explore, you’ll find that ancient traditions still hold their way.

Next, you’ll head high into the mountains to tour the 12th Century Macharias Monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Then, after a typical Cypriot lunch, you’ll shop for handmade lace and embroidery in charming Lefkara. Finally, you’ll stop by the Golden Donkey Farm to feed the animals, hit the wax museum or enjoy a coffee to reflect upon your day.

Cyprus Villages & Monastery Tour

Highlights of Nicosia – East

As the last divided capital in the world, Nicosia is a fascinating city to explore – offering you a glimpse of two very different worlds. This tour starts in the Cypriot southern sector and crosses the Green Line buffer zone to explore the Turkish-occupied north. Your first stop is the St. John’s Cathedral built in Franco-Byzantine style. Next up is a walking tour through the historic streets of Laiki Geitonia inside the Venetian city walls. It’s a maze of winding streets with churches, squares and ornate buildings. After crossing the Green Line, you’ll hear tales of the city’s history and culture as you tick off some of the main sites – Ayia Sofia Church and Market Square included. Then cross back into the southern sector to Ledra Street and embrace modern city life under your own steam.

Highlights of Nicosia – East

Grand Tour 4×4 – East

Uncovering some of Cyprus’ wildest landscapes is what this grand 4×4 tour is all about. Venture through the forests of the lower Troodos Mountains and see vineyards, waterfalls and mountain villages like Omodos, Lefkara and Platres. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a tasty lunch in a traditional taverna too.

Our first pit stop is in Lefkara where you’ll enjoy a welcome drink and explore the village before moving on to try a local coffee. Next, we’ll go a bit off-piste. Zigzagging through the Mesa Potamos forest, you’ll really feel the advantages of travelling by 4×4.

Break for lunch in a typical taverna and we’ll head to a waterfall where you can admire the lofty cascades of water. Finally, we visit the charming village of Omodos. In the heart of Limassol’s wine growing region, you can stop for a glass of vino, call by the Monastery of the Holy Cross or just take a well-earned break before the journey back.

Grand Tour 4×4 – East

Cyprus Scuba Diving

Calm, warm and clear, the waters off the coast of Cyprus are ideal for scuba diving. From beginner to certified, we have you covered. With options to suit all experience levels this range of PADI-certified courses will have you enjoying the underwater kingdom in no time. What’s more, transport is included.

Choose between:

Bubblemaker – A confined water based introduction to scuba diving for ages 8-11 years including a short theory lesson on DVD. Maximum of 2 children per instructor

Discover Scuba Diving – Learn basic theory, practice in shallow water and take an underwater tour of the bay with an instructor. Maximum depth is 6m

Scuba Diver – Theory and DVD lesson. Includes basic confined water skills practice and 2 open water qualifying dives

Open Water – Theory and DVD lesson. Includes complete confined-water skills practice and 4 open water qualifying dives

Advanced Open Water – Five specialty dives that build on open water experience. Includes 2 core dives (navigations and deep) and 3 elective dives (i.e. night/multi-level/search and recovery/naturalist/underwater photography)

PADI-certified Divers – 4 full dives in the caves and reefs around Cyprus

Qualified divers – Experienced divers are required to do a single dive before choosing their package. Excluding tank and weights, equipment hire and single dive are at an extra cost that must be paid directly to the dive centre. Can choose double dive, four-dive package, six-dive package or Zenobia Wreck dive (check dive + 2 boat dives)

Cyprus Scuba Diving

Discover the West – Paphos

Cyprus is home to some hugely important ancient Greek and Roman sites. On this day-long Paphos tour from Ayia Napa, you’ll take in Aphrodite’s Rock, Ancient Paphos and the Tomb of the Kings, make a short visit to the archaeological site at Kourion – and enjoy some free time in Paphos town.

After a coffee pit-stop along the way, you’ll head to Kourion to briefly explore landmarks such as the impressive theatre – dating from the second century BC – and the Agora. En route to Paphos, there’s a photo stop at Petra tou Romiou – or Aphrodite’s Rock – where, legend has it, Aphrodite emerged from the sea foam.

Next, journey on to Ancient Paphos for a guided visit to the legendary Tombs of the Kings, the House of Dionysos and its incredibly well-preserved mosaics. Later, you’ll enjoy some free time in Paphos town – perhaps to take a stroll down to pretty Paphos harbour or grab a bite to eat at one of the many terrace cafés.

Discover the West – Paphos

Kyrenia and Famagusta

A trip to the north of the island is a great way to learn about the turbulent history of Cyprus. Time has seemingly stopped still in this Turkish-controlled sector as you’ll discover why when you set foot in Famagusta – a city that has become one of the symbols of the island’s division.

Explore the walled old town of Famagusta and admire one of the most dramatic ensembles of medieval architecture in the eastern Mediterranean. And not far from Famagusta is Salamis, one of the largest and most significant archaeological excavation sites in Cyprus.

The charming harbour town of Kyrenia invites you to linger a little longer. You’ll take a guided tour of the castle and visit the shipwreck museum, before enjoying some free time. Next up is a visit to the ruins of the Gothic Bellapais Abbey. The setting on a mountain slope is as beautiful as the views down Kyrenia and the Mediterranean. It was in the village of Bellapais that writer Lawrence Durrell lived and wrote his novel, Bitter Lemons.

Kyrenia and Famagusta

Famagusta & Blue Lagoon 4X4

Unlock all the secrets of Cyprus by both land and sea. By road, you’ll visit two of the island’s most intriguing spots – the old town of Famagusta and the ‘ghost town’ of Varosha. Then by sea, there’s time to chill out on a relaxing cruise to the Blue Lagoon.

Travelling in an off-road vehicle, our first pit stop is the Famagusta culture centre to understand the history of the island. Then pass through the military checkpoint into northern Cyprus and gaze at the haunting sight of Varosha – once a popular beach resort, it’s lain abandoned since the Turkish invasion more than 40 years ago and is now a no-go zone.

On to Famagusta old town and you can explore the Venetian city walls, its collection of church ruins, or the Gothic cathedral turned mosque. Finally, we switch exploration for relaxation with a boat cruise to the Blue Lagoon where there’s lunch on-board and plenty of time to swim, snorkel or sunbathe.

Famagusta & Blue Lagoon 4X4

Surf and Turf 4×4 Jeepsafari

On this trip, you’ll explore the Akamas peninsula by land and sea. And, rather than your typical coach set-up, you’ll be in a 4×4 vehicle. The area is known for its natural beauty, so you’re in for a real treat. Star turns include Lara Beach, a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon and the Baths of Aphrodite.

First up is Lara Beach. It’s the location of a turtle conservation project, which has been protecting endangered sea turtles for decades. Next, your guide will drive you to Latchi harbour, where you’ll board a boat to the Blue Lagoon. With clear, turquoise waters this bay is a great swimming spot. You might see turtles here, too.

Once you get back to Latchi, you’ll have a traditional meze-style lunch in a local restaurant. Then, you’ll hop back into the 4×4 to visit the steeped-in-legend Baths of Aphrodite. Set on top of a hill with views over the peninsula, it’s said this is the spot where the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, met her lover, Adonis.

Surf and Turf 4×4 Jeepsafari

Famagusta City Tour

This full day tour to the occupied northern part of Cyprus takes you to three of the country’s most intriguing spots – the ancient city of Salamis, the old town of Famagusta and the ‘ghost town’ of Varosha.

Your journey into the past starts all the way back in classical times at Salamis. You’ll explore its ancient roads and ruined temples as well as the partially restored amphitheatre. After free time for lunch, you’ll explore Famagusta. Your guide will show you sights such as the Venetian castle and the Gothic cathedral turned mosque.

Before returning to the south, there will be time to gaze at the haunting sight of Varosha. This once popular beach resort has lain abandoned since the Turkish invasion more than 40 years ago.

Famagusta City Tour

Tour of North & South Nicosia

As the last divided capital in the world, Nicosia is a fascinating city to explore – offering you a glimpse of two very different worlds. This tour starts in the Cypriot southern sector and crosses the Green Line buffer zone to explore the Turkish-occupied north. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Your first stop is the St. John’s Cathedral built in Franco-Byzantine style. Next up is a walking tour through the historic streets of Laiki Geitonia inside the Venetian city walls. It’s a maze of winding streets with churches, squares and ornate buildings.

After crossing the Green Line, you’ll hear tales of the city’s history and culture as you tick off some of the main sites – Ayia Sofia Church and Market Square included. Then cross back into the southern sector to Ledra Street and embrace modern city life under your own steam

Tour of North & South Nicosia

4×4 Tour in Troodos Mountains

Spend the day travelling through the forested Troodos Mountains and you’ll discover some of Cyprus’ wildest landscapes on this 4×4 tour. See vineyards, waterfalls, mountain villages like Omodos, pine forests and the most holy religious monument on the island – Kykkos Monastery.

We’ll kick off the action by driving deep into the Troodos Mountains. Our first pit stop will be Omodos village, right in the heart of Limassol’s wine growing region, where you can try one of the local coffees or visit the Monastery of the Holy Cross. Next, we’ll go a bit off-piste into the wilderness following dirt tracks through the forest where you’ll see ancient Tzelefos Bridge along the way.

Afterwards, it’s Cyprus’ must-see attraction – Kykkos Monastery – slap bang in the middle of the forest. It’s the largest and most important monastery on the island and you’ll explore every corner before sitting down for a mezze-style lunch in a village taverna. Finally, we’ll head to a beautiful forest waterfall with ice-cold water cascading down 20m. A refreshing end to an action-packed day.

4×4 Tour in Troodos Mountains

Enchanting Cyprus

On this exclusive tour, you’ll leave no stone unturned as you explore Cyprus’s hidden corners. Taking in remote villages, historic monasteries and enjoying a traditional mezze lunch, you’ll discover all the charms of the island. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Leaving the busy beach resorts behind, you’ll arrive mid-morning at the UNESCO-listed Fikardou Village. All cobblestones and medieval houses, time seems to have frozen still here. And with free time to explore, you’ll find that ancient traditions still hold their way.

Next, you’ll head high into the mountains to tour the 12th Century Macharias Monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Then, after a typical Cypriot lunch, you’ll shop for handmade lace and embroidery in charming Lefkara. Finally, you’ll stop by the Golden Donkey Farm to feed the animals, hit the wax museum or enjoy a coffee to reflect upon your day.

Enchanting Cyprus

Tour of Famagusta old town

Start your guided half day trip by being picked up from your hotel: you’ll be taken to and continue your trip towards Famagusta old town, a beach resort that town that has stood untouched by time still since the Turkish invasion in 1974. Your guide will show you around and tell you all the interesting facts and tales of this area. In the course of your visit, you’ll get to discover the abandoned town but also one of Famagusta’s hidden treasures: Saint Nicholas Cathedral, an impressive gothic Catholic Cathedral dedicated to the saint. Your next stop will be Constantia Beach, overlooking Famagusta Ghost Town, where can enjoy swimming in the warm Mediterranean Sea before being taken back to your hotel.

Tour of Famagusta old town

Cyprus Food & Wine Tour

Food and drink are an intrinsic part of Cypriot culture. And this adults-only excursion is a celebration of the island’s gastronomic delights. You’ll eat and drink your way from village to village – visiting Kolossi to drink fresh lemonade, Agros for its sweets and Pelendri for its wines. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

The fun kicks off in Kolossi, where you’ll discover the true meaning of the Cypriot greeting of kopiaste – ‘come join us’. Here, you’ll be invited to pick seasonal fruit and try the local tangy lemonade to refuel for the journey head. Next, it’s on to Agros village to sample homemade sweets and watch rosewater production as well as the chance to tuck into local smoked meats.

Afterwards, continue to the village of Pelendri for lunch in a tavern, where you’ll be served dishes made from local ingredients and to munch on salads directly from the taverna’s garden. You’ll then while away some time sipping wine at the Tsiakkas winery while admiring the views over the sprawling vineyards.

Cyprus Food & Wine Tour

Akamas Peninsula 4×4 Tour

There’s only one way to explore Cyprus’s last wilderness – in a 4×4 vehicle. This off-road adventure will take you on a bumpy ride through the rugged Akamas peninsula. You’ll get to see the wildlife-rich Avakas Gorge and Lara Bay, visit Port Latchi and the mythical Baths of Aphrodite. An action-packed day.

Home to more than 160 species of birds and almost 40 species of plants, the entire peninsula is a national park. There are no main roads – just dirt tracks and pathways. The fun kicks off with a drive to the giant limestone walls of the Avakas Gorge. Next up is Lara Bay. This very remote spot – even by Akamas peninsula standards – is home to a breeding station for protected green turtles.

It’s time to rev up the engine again for a trip to Port Latchi and a stop for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Baths of Aphrodite. Legend has it that the Greek goddess of love used to bathe here with her lover, Adonis. Legend also has it that the waters have magical rejuvenating properties.

Akamas Peninsula 4×4 Tour

Wave Dancer Half day BBQ Cruise

The sunshine and laid-back Mediterranean feel of Cyprus are what visitors the world over come to enjoy, and this half-day BBQ cruise lets you do just that. Departing from Paphos harbour you’ll spend four hours out at sea with the chance to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and completely chill-out with live entertainment and an on-board BBQ.

Depending on the weather, we’ll sail towards the scenic Coral Bay or Timi Bay where we’ll then drop anchor for you to enjoy a delicious freshly-cooked BBQ lunch served on the top deck al-fresco. All-inclusive local drinks will also be served on the top deck and quality music will complete the summer atmosphere.

While you sip on your iced drink you can take in the on-board entertainment or freshen-up with a dip in the water. You and the kids will be able to snorkel in the azure Mediterranean water creating lasting memories of your holiday in Cyprus. So come along and sit back, relax, and get into the holiday groove with a BBQ cruise.

Wave Dancer Half day BBQ Cruise

Kourion, Kolossi & Winery Tour

Cyprus is an island of contrasts with rolling hills housing pretty villages and history infusing their streets and squares. On this full day tour, you’ll see the archaeological site of Kourion, venture to the village of Omodos and cap off the day with a wine tasting. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

You’ll dive straight into ancient history at one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Cyprus, Kourion. Visit the Roman baths and amble into the site’s centrepiece, the Greco-Roman theatre where concerts are still held to this day. Kolossi Castle is the next stop. This Crusader-era castle is surrounded by flowering plants and a pretty courtyard. Then, we’ll head to the mountain-fringed village of Omodos, where you’ll have some free time to wander around skinny cobbled streets lined with Byzantine buildings.

Next, you’ll head to the winery. Here, you’ll tour the winery to learn all about one of the island’s most famous wines. Then, it’s the best part -wines will be uncorked for you to sample, and while you savour every slurp, your eyes can rest over the stunning mountain tops.

Kourion, Kolossi & Winery Tour

Wave Dancer sunshine cruise

Soak up the coastline of western Cyprus from a luxury cruise vessel. You’ll take in the reefs of Coral Bay and its nearby sea caves, George Island and the beautiful nature reserve of Akamas peninsula – with all-inclusive drinks, sea swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and live entertainment.

Board your luxury boat, Wave Dancer, in Paphos and cruise westward across the shimmering sea. Explore Coral Bay and the renowned sea caves. Let the crew prepare your BBQ lunch as you take your first swimming or snorkelling stop, before journeying further up the coast to the nature reserve of Akamas peninsula – commonly known as Turtle Bay because of its abundance of sea turtles.

There’s a second swimming and kayaking stop, but you might prefer to soak up the rays on a wooden sun lounger on the roomy deck. Or enjoy the family entertainment in the fully air-conditioned interior, relaxing with the complimentary local drinks, which are served up by the friendly crew for the duration.

Wave Dancer sunshine cruise

Sea Star Cruise – Half-day

A half-day cruise that ticks all the boxes with a perfect blend of relaxation and activities. Soak in the Med’s sunrays, enjoy views the west coast of Cyprus such as Coral Bay and St George’s Island, and swim, snorkel or canoe. And rounding off the experience is a buffet lunch on board.

Once you’re settled in on board in Paphos, you’ll cast off for just over three hours of relaxation and fun. Choose your spot on deck as your captain cruises full steam ahead towards Coral Bay. Here, you’ll have the chance to jump off the boat and swimming and snorkel. There are also two canoes on board – a fun way to exercise and catch the sun.

You’ll also enjoy a buffet lunch complete with free-flowing local drinks and fresh fruit to round it off. Background music also sets the scene. Then, sailing further north, you’ll pass a famous shipwreck and sea caves en route to St George’s Island before returning to Paphos harbour.

Sea Star Cruise – Half-day

Pafos Zoo Ticket

From tigers, lions and giraffes to penguins, monkeys and more, Pafos Zoo is a giant playground where kids can run wild and discover over 500 species of animals. You’ll get to spend a few hours exploring the zoo at your own pace – a great day out for the whole family.

Venture in and wander from enclosure to enclosure in your own time. Meet all the residents, big and small, make sure you catch the famous parrot show and take the kids down to the children’s farm where they can pet and interact with friendly animals.

There’s also everything from elephants and giraffes all the way to guinea pigs and porcupines. You’ll also encounter colourful birds such as flamingos and reptiles like snakes and tortoises. What’s more, the park has all the facilities you’ll need including a snack bar, restaurant and souvenir shop.

Pafos Zoo Ticket

Kykkos Monastery & Troodos Tour

The journey into the Troodos Mountains is a journey to another Cyprus. Rustic stone villages dot verdant valleys and traditional ways of life still hold sway. This full day excursion takes you into the spiritual heart of the highlands, the Kykkos Monastery, as well as the village of Omodos.

As you go into the depths of the pine-clad Troodos Mountains, you’ll encounter beautiful landscapes which contrast the coast. Stop for a coffee break and some tasty local treats and eventually you’ll reach the star of the show, the beautiful Kykkos Monastery. Perched on top Mount Kykkos, the monastery’s interior is richly decorated and you won’t be able to keep your eyes off the golden icons and frescoes-

You’ll also have some free time to wander around the grounds and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. Afterwards, we’ll head for a traditional lunch of local dishes before arriving in Omodos to wander the narrow Byzantine streets of this village nestled amid vineyards.

Kykkos Monastery & Troodos Tour

Paphos Segway Tours

Sightseeing just got even easier with the help of two wheels. You’ll seamlessly glide over cobbles and up hills on this Segway tour of historic Paphos, which takes you to Kato Paphos Archaeological Park and the sunny harbour. What’s more, you can choose between a morning, afternoon or sunset tour.

Join a professional guide who will take you rolling through the historic alleys and streets of Paphos. After a safety briefing and test drive of your Segway, it’s time to roll out into the city in style. You’ll see the former Byzantine castle and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park where the preserved mosaics and ruins are mesmerising.

You’ll hear stories and anecdotes about the entire historic area and there’s plenty of stops for photos along the way. Afterwards, you’ll glide along the romantic shoreline, and in just two hours you’ll have seen so much more of this UNESCO World Heritage Site than if you’d ventured out on foot. And for complete flexibility, you can choose between a morning, afternoon or sunset tour.

Paphos Segway Tours

Noah’s Ark

It’s all animals and nature on this great value tour to Pafos Zoo and the Blue Lagoon. You’ll spend the morning seeing creatures big and small from all over the world, then in the afternoon hop aboard for a relaxing cruise to the famous Blue Lagoon for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.

You’ll get the day off to a roaring start at Pafos Zoo where you’ll have plenty of free time to roam the exhibits. There’s over 1,200 creatures including giraffes, monkeys, tigers and even reptiles, and be sure to catch the parrot show where you’re sure to have a chuckle at these cheeky birds. Then, we’ll travel on to Latchi harbour for a typical local lunch and afterwards catch the yacht to the Blue Lagoon.

From here, you’ll cruise out into the open sea, following the glittering waters to the Blue Lagoon where your captain will drop anchor for you to enjoy the surroundings. Take a dip, snorkel or simply stay on deck to sunbathe – the choice is yours.

Noah’s Ark

Troodos Mountain Villages Tour

Cyprus is full of hidden treasures and you’ll explore some of the island’s rural highlights on this full day excursion into the Troodos Mountains. You’ll drive into the countryside – where most say the trip is worth it for the views alone – to Anogyra, Lampadistis Monastery and Kalopanayiotis with a few delights in between. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

First up is Anogyra – a gorgeous village that’s surrounded by carob trees. We’ll stop off at the Carob and Pasteli Museum to get better acquainted with this sweet treat before heading to Tzelefos Bridge. Then, it’s on to Kalopanayiotis village. Here, you’ll stop at a taverna for a traditional Cypriot lunch before another highlight on this day; the Lampadistis Monastery, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1985.

Apart from the complex of the three churches there are other monastic buildings including cells, auxiliary rooms and an oil press. And before heading back to the resort you’ll be able to sample a typical herbal tea in Mandria.

Troodos Mountain Villages Tour

Discover Scuba Diving (CYDIVE)

Learning to scuba dive opens up access to a whole new world beneath the waves. This beginners scuba tour from Paphos will provide you with video instruction on the fundamentals, expert shallow water instruction and a guided deeper dive – and is also suitable for kids.

Head to one of Paphos’s premier dive schools for an introductory briefing and a 20-minute video session on scuba equipment and fundamentals. Put your knowledge into practice in waist-deep, sheltered sea waters – always under the watchful eye of your fully certified instructor.

Then it’s on to a renowned local dive spot, where you’ll kick off your training wheels for your first ever proper scuba dive. Experience the magic of gliding beneath the waves, surrounded by rich marine life and experiencing the serenity of underwater breathing. Follow your dive with a short debriefing session back at the dive school, where you can share your first-dive experiences with the instructors and other first-timers.

Discover Scuba Diving

Argonaftis Donkey Farm Tour

A chance to explore the rustic side of Cyprus. On this excursion, you’ll get to discover the remote Xeros valley on the back of a donkey. You’ll pass through picturesque orange groves and quaint villages as you and your trusted donkey amble to the historic Sinti Monastery. Plus you’ll also taste local specialities and enjoy a performance of traditional music and dancing.

Your laidback adventure kicks off at Argonaftis donkey farm in Kelokedara. Here, you’ll experience Cypriot hospitality at its best. Savour local favourites, including haloumi cheese and – if you’re brave enough – zivania firewater.

After instruction, you’ll hop on to your donkey and head slowly – or ‘siga, siga’ as the locals say – up the Xeros valley to the 16th century Sinti Monastery. The complex fell into disrepair and abandonment but is back to its original best after an award-winning restoration. Then, back at the farm, your evening ends with a barbecue meal with wine and traditional music and dancing.

Argonaftis Donkey Farm Tour

Aphrodite Waterpark Ticket only

Keep cool and enjoy the watery thrills on an excursion to one of Cyprus’s best water parks. Spend the day at Aphrodite Waterpark in Paphos hurtling down high octane rides or enjoying more sedate options – with dedicated kids’ areas and a range of eateries ensuring a perfect family day out.

Your ticket-only excursion gives you full access to Aphrodite Waterpark for the whole day. Get your adrenaline pumping as you plummet down the 12-metre vertical Free Fall slide, before charging down the Raging River. Slow things down a bit on the Lazy River or grab the whole family for the relaxed Family Rafting ride – it’s the longest one in Europe.

The smaller kids will love the dedicated kids’ areas, which include smaller versions of some of the ‘grown up’ attractions in the park, and there’s even a pirate ship for some watery swashbuckling fun. Keep your energy levels up at the range of cafes and restaurants dotted around Paphos’ Aphrodite Waterpark.

Aphrodite Waterpark Ticket only

Paphos Villages & Winery Tour

Paphos is brimming with history, culture and atmosphere, and on this half-day excursion you’ll discover the must-see sites in the area. There’s a trip to Ayios Neophytos Monastery, a tasting of local sweets and wines and a visit to Sofia’s Traditional House in Letymvou village.

First up is Yeroskipou village to try the famous Cypriot delight ‘loukoumia’, before heading to the Ayios Neophytos Monastery, tucked away in the tranquil village of Tala. The remarkable Engleistra – carved out of the mountain by the sanctuary’s hermit founder – contains some of the finest examples of Byzantine frescoes.

At Sofia’s Traditional House in Letymvou, we find out how she makes fresh halloumi and bakes village bread. Follow with a visit to the nearby Makarounas Winery for a guided tour and there’s a sampling of their locally produced wines. Then, if you’re not ready to return to your hotel just yet, there’s an extra drop-off stop at the harbour if you wish to visit the nearby attractions at your own pace.

Paphos Villages & Winery Tour

Buggy Safari From Paphos

This buggy safari tour is dusty and dirty, but it’s definitely a great way to experience Cyprus’ countryside. Your tour will begin by being picked up from your accommodation; after a short safety briefing, you’ll go on an exciting off-road adventure to discover some of the lesser explored areas of the island. With the multiple routes designed just for this tour, you’re assured to get an adrenaline rush.

Buggy Safari From Paphos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Amsterdam, Netherlands by Musement

Van Gogh Museum ticket

  • Book the time slot of your choice now and plan the rest of your day carefree
  • Just show the ticket on your phone and come in to enjoy the richest Van Gogh collection in the world
  • See over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 letters from the Dutch master

Van Gogh Museum ticket

Heineken Experience tickets

The Heineken Experience is a thrilling self-guided interactive tour on which you will discover all the secrets of beer making and learn about the history of the world-famous Heineken brewery. There will be no shortage of surprises, including the chance to create a personalized bottle with your own name. Of course, at the center of the Heineken Experience there is the tasting of one of the most popular beers in the world!

Being one of the most famous and popular beers in the world, not finding Heineken in the menu of a pub or pizzeria is almost impossible! Beloved in Europe (and not only), Heineken is not only the domestic beer, but also an institution in Holland. It was born in Amsterdam in 1863 and has now become the third largest beer producer in the world.

In 1988, the Heineken family closed the old factory in Amsterdam to open a bigger and more modern one outside of town, using the first as an attraction for fans. It has been welcoming visitors from all over the globe for more than 20 years, and now offers visitors a range of interactive entertainment. Whoever loves beer cannot miss the Heineken Experience!

Heineken Experience tickets

Van Gogh Museum entrance and Amsterdam canal cruise

This unique combo ticket will save you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam’s scenery on a 75-minute canal cruise and admire world-famous artwork at the Van Gogh Museum.

Experience two of the most popular activities in Amsterdam. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and enjoy a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first.

Explore the legendary Van Gogh Museum’s exhibits at your own pace. Relax on a canal cruise and admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges and typical houseboats. Glide past the bohemian De Pijp district and soak up the unique vibe of the city of Amsterdam.

Van Gogh Museum entrance and Amsterdam canal cruise

One-hour canal cruise of Amsterdam

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a boat ride through the exquisite canals and your one-hour canal cruise of Amsterdam lets you admire the beautiful city from the water as you explore the city’s highlights including the UNESCO-protected canal district.

Feast your eyes on the elegant merchants’ houses that date back to the Golden Age, the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and many more highlights. Listen to your own personal audio guide, available in 18 languages, for an overview of the city and and its sights.

Board the newly branded boat and as you pull away from the dock, simply sit back, put on your headphones, select your language, and you’re all set. A great way to get to know the city

One-hour canal cruise of Amsterdam

Heineken Experience ticket and canal cruise

Take advantage of this combination ticket that includes a one-hour canal cruise along the city’s most famous canals and an entrance ticket to the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam.

Enter the former Heineken brewery, which now hosts the sensational museum known as the Heineken Experience. It is an amazing 19th-century building with authentic interiors and thrilling interactive shows. Learn all about the brewing and bottling process during a fun, 90-minute, self-guided tour.

Since no visit to Amsterdam is complete without experiencing it from the water, take a 75-minute canal cruise and soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam.

Heineken Experience ticket and canal cruise

Fast-track Rijksmuseum ticket and canal cruise

Have it all on your visit to the fabulous city of Amsterdam with a convenient combination ticket which includes a 1-hour canal cruise along the city’s most famous canals and a fast-track ticket to Rijksmuseum!

Not only will you have a chance to see an extensive and beautiful art collection showcasing Dutch history between 1200 AD and 2000 AD, but you’ll also avoid a notoriously long queue at the entrance.

And since no visit to Amsterdam is complete without experiencing it from the water, you will be able to have a wonderful time on a cruise along the city’s famous canals. This combo-ticket is open, which means that you can use it whenever you want after redeeming your (mobile) voucher.

Fast-track Rijksmuseum ticket and canal cruise

Amsterdam evening canal cruise

Experience Amsterdam at its most beautiful. Get aboard a canal boat when the sun goes down and the city lights are switched on. During this unforgettable cruise you will see some of the most scenic waterways of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, and pass the illuminated buildings, bridges, and boats that give the city its unique appearance.

A host will welcome you aboard and you can order a drink or snack. The personal audio guide will provide you stories, legends, and historical facts about Amsterdam, as you sail. Sit back and relax, and learn about the local hotspots, including notable restaurants and nightclubs and of course the infamous Red Light District.

Amsterdam evening canal cruise

Amsterdam Holland Pass skip-the-line tickets

  • Free entrance tickets to the most popular museums and attractions
  • Discounts up to 15% at many restaurants, shops and for sightseeing tours
  • Free canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • See link for details.

Amsterdam Holland Pass skip-the-line tickets

I Amsterdam City Card for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours

Discover with just one card all the best of Amsterdam, including the famous Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and many other must sees.

The City Card gives you unlimited access to Amsterdam’s GVB public transport system for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours. See link for details.

Amsterdam City Card

XtraCold Amsterdam Icebar fast track tickets

If high temperatures make you feel like a fish out of water and the cold doesn’t scare you, the XtraCold Icebar is the place for you! It is one of the coolest bars of Amsterdam, in name and in fact! To build it, over 30 tons of ice have been used for everything inside, from the walls to the counter, from tables to chairs, and even the glasses! To decorate the bar inside there are ice sculptures that change every six months.

The temperature inside the bar is always kept at -10°C, but don’t be afraid, at the entrance you will be provided with appropriate thermal clothing! Inside you will experience the thrill of the special 4D Ice Xperience: a movie projected in a room with a special floor and a wind chill effect!

XtraCold Amsterdam Icebar fast track tickets

Volendam, Marken and windmills tour from Amsterdam

During your tour of Volendam, Marken and the windmills from Amsterdam, you will head toward the countryside north of Amsterdam to arrive at the edge of the river Zaan, where you will visit de Zaanse Schans, a windmill village characterized by green wooden houses.

At the turn of the 18th century this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 working windmills, however there are only five left today.

You will pass through typical Dutch scenery before arriving in Volendam where you will take a stroll. You will visit the traditional fisherman’s village of Marken, situated on the shores of the former Zuiderzee.

Your tour includes a visit to a working windmill, a boatride between Marken and Volendam, a demonstration in a cheese factory and a visit to a traditional clogmaker.

Volendam, Marken and windmills tour from Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum skip-the-line guided visit, lunch and cruise

  • Skip the line on a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum
  • Admire the best sights and views of Amsterdam on a relaxing canal cruise

Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, lunch and cruise

Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar entrance ticket and one-hour canal cruise

  • Explore Amsterdam from the water
  • Cruise audio guide available in 18 languages
  • Experience the -10°C temperature of the XtraCold Icebar
  • Three drinks at XtraCold Icebar included

Water Color Cruise in Amsterdam with Light Festival from Central Station

This winter, Amsterdam will light up once again up during Amsterdam Light Festival. During this festival, the historical center of Amsterdam will be the unique décor of light sculptures, projections and installations by contemporary international artists.

The beautiful decorations of the festival are best viewed from the water. Come aboard the Water Colors Cruise to enjoy the most atmospheric and enchantingly illuminated places in Amsterdam.

Light will play a central role in the city as museums and institutions organize light-related activities, introducing visitors to innovations in lightart. This is definitely another reason to visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam this year.

Water Color Cruise in Amsterdam with Light Festival from Central Station

Pizza cruise in Amsterdam

The best way to discover the highlights of Amsterdam is from the water, so it’s not at all surprising that canal cruises are the city’s largest touristic attraction, with over 3 million visitors every year.

Among the multitude of water experiences Amsterdam has to offer, this canal cruise is special! Not only will you see the sights, but you’ll also have your favourite pizza served right on board while you enjoy a 1.5 hour cruise through the canals of Amsterdam.

You can choose from a meat, fish or vegetarian pizza, which will be freshly prepared. You can enjoy it accompanied by drinks. Don’t forget to take in the enchanting surroundings.

Pizza cruise in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tour

Join this 75-minute guided Johan Cruijff ArenA tour and see the home of AFC Ajax. Take a unique look behind the scenes and visit the most exclusive areas, normally reserved for players and officials. Experience the glory of Ajax by visiting the Ajax Gallery of Fame. Your guide will tell you more interesting details of the football team’s remarkable history.

Johan Cruijff ArenA is the largest stadium in the Netherlands, built between 1993 and 1996. It has a retractable roof and a capacity up to 54 000 people. Formerly known as Amsterdam ArenA, the stadium got its current name after the legendary football player Johan Cruijff who began his career there.

Amsterdam Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tour

Amsterdam canal cruise with Dutch wine and cheese

Amsterdam’s canals cozily lit up at night make the perfect backdrop for romantic candelight boat trip. Sit back for two hours and enjoy a glass of wine while a leisurely canal cruise takes you through the entirety of the UNESCO Heritage site in Amsterdam!

On your way down the canals, you’ll see many of the city’s top attractions: whimsical buildings and bridges, merchant houses dating back to 17th century, famous museums and romantic boat houses. Sit back, relax and enjoy a sumptuous cheese platter, carefully selected wines and the fascinating stories told by the cruise’s host.

Amsterdam canal cruise with Dutch wine and cheese

Amsterdam Dungeon and Madame Tussauds combo ticket

Take advantage of a combination ticket including two of the most interesting attractions in Amsterdam: the Amsterdam Dungeon and Madame Tussauds.

Enter the renewed Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Located 300 meters from the Amsterdam Dungeon, it has stunning wax figures of your favorite stars on display. Take a penalty under the watchful eye of Rafael van der Vaart or do a work out next to David Beckham. Sing on stage at a frantic Lady Gaga or pose next to the sexy Robert Pattinson. Experience what it’s like to be royal and sit on the throne of Queen Máxima.

Continue your Dutch experience in the Amsterdam Dungeon, it’s the perfect place for those willing to get a thrilling experience and personally “suffer” all the horrors of Dutch history. You can enter a torture room, climb aboard the ship of the seventeenth-century East India Company, experience the terrors or inquisition, get lost in a maze of mirrors and more.

Amsterdam Dungeon and Madame Tussauds combo ticket

Skip-the-line ticket Body Worlds of Amsterdam: The Happiness Project

  • Skip-the-line access to Body Worlds of Amsterdam
  • Admire more than 200 real anatomical specimens
  • Happiness is important for your health…see why
  • Children get to enjoy a free treasure hunt

Body Worlds of Amsterdam

Amsterdam 1 to 7-day public transport pass

The GVB ticket provides you with unlimited travel throughout Amsterdam, both day and night. Explore the city at your own pace. Use the bus, tram, and metro, for the number of days that best fits your plans.

Using the public transport is the best way to get to know Amsterdam and all of its attractions and places of interest. Purchase your one-day or multi-day ticket to experience the city like a local.

Amsterdam 1 to 7-day public transport pass

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo skip-the-line ticket

  • Skip-the-line and visit Artis zoo right in the center of Amsterdam
  • Explore the aquarium, planetarium and many beautiful monumental buildings
  • See elephants, giraffes, lions and many other animals
  • Kids’ choice

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo skip-the-line ticket

Charm of Holland: Volendam, Edam, Marken and Zaanse Schans day trip with lunch

Scenic landscapes dotted with windmills, picturesque canals, villages with charming streets, locals dressed in traditional costumes, tasty Dutch specialties, and much more awaits you on your full day, all-inclusive excursion to Holland’s most authentic villages.

  • A scenic bus tour through picturesque countryside
  • A walk through authentic Dutch villages of Marken, Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans with a private guide
  • History, stories and interesting points about places of interest from a professional, historic guide
  • A visit to a wooden shoemaker’s workshop and a live demonstration of how the shoes are made
  • Exploring the inside of a traditional windmill
  • The “Marken Express” boat ride on the Ijssel lake
  • Lunch at a local restaurant on Volendam’s Dike
  • A cheese tasting visit in Edam

Charm of Holland: Volendam, Edam, Marken and Zaanse Schans day trip with lunch

Fast-track Rijksmuseum ticket and hop-on hop-off bus tour

  • Skip long lines to enter the Rijksmuseum to admire its unique collection of art
  • Discover the highlights of Amsterdam on a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Use your tickets how you want – even on two different days
  • Save money with this combination offer

Fast-track Rijksmuseum ticket and hop-on hop-off bus tour

Henri Willig cheese tasting with wine or beer

  • Take part in cheese tasting at the authentic tasting room of Henri Willig in Amsterdam
  • Learn about the traditional cheese making process
  • Top off your experience with specially selected wine or beer

Henri Willig cheese tasting with wine or beer

Evening cocktail cruise in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam evening cocktail cruise has all the ingredients for a successful night out! Enjoy an evening along the famous city canals, beautifully lit up as the sun goes down. Choose two among your favorite cocktails and try out a selection of home-made snacks while travelling the canals of Amsterdam and discovering the city’s nightlife.

You’ll see many of the highlights of Amsterdam, including merchant houses dating back to the 17th century, famous museums and more, and the host will tell you about all the attractions there are to see. The Amsterdam cocktail cruise is an excellent way to start an evening out for drinks in Amsterdam, as well as admire breathtaking views of this charming city from the water.

Evening cocktail cruise in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Beer and burger cruise

What better way to experience Amsterdam that by coupling the city’s best cruise with the best burger in town and Holland’s most iconic beer?

A canal cruise is practically mandatory when one visits Amsterdam as there is no better way to see the city’s highlights than from the water. Your freshly prepared hamburger will be accompanied by chips and an ice cold Heineken beers and soft drinks.

See Amsterdam’s ambiance at its finest thanks to the enchanting evening illumination, as your boat cruises through the historic sights that line the charming UNESCO-protected canal district.

Amsterdam: Beer and burger cruise

Heineken Experience ticket and 24-hour hop-on-hop-off cruise

With this combination ticket, you can visit the Heineken Experience, skipping the lines and get a 24-hour hop-on-hop-off canal cruise.

This hop-on-hop-off canal cruise takes you through all the famous canals and past all the famous museums of Amsterdam, like the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Hermitage Museum and more. It also makes stops at Rembrandt Square and the bustling Albert Cuyp Market. Whichever of the four lines you’re on, you can hop on and off at any of the stops and explore the bustling city of Amsterdam at your leisure!

The Heineken Experience is a thrilling self-guided interactive tour on which you will discover all the secrets of beer making and learn about the history of the world-famous Heineken brewery. There will be no shortage of surprises, including the chance to create a personalized bottle with your own name. Of course, at the center of the Heineken Experience, there is the tasting of one of the most popular beers in the world (2 beers included).

Heineken Experience ticket and 24-hour hop-on-hop-off cruise

Amsterdam four-course dinner cruise

What better way to enjoy Amsterdam than during an evening of luxurious, quality dining while cruising through the city’s UNESCO-protected canal district? During your exclusive four-course Amsterdam dinner cruise, you’ll savor a delicious fine dining experience against the backdrop of Amsterdam’s beautifully radiant canals.

The highlight of your unforgettable evening will be an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by a former Michelin Star chef complete with wine, beer and soft drinks. Your two-hour Amsterdam dinner cruise takes you past the city’s most beautiful, atmospheric and enchantingly illuminated locales.

Click here to see your dinner menu. Please specify your preferences (meat, fish or vegetarian) at the time of booking, or contact your local supplier with your selections.

Amsterdam four-course dinner cruise

Moco Museum entrance ticket and Amsterdam canal cruise

Combine a visit to the Moco Museum with a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals with this ticket. Two of the city’s must-see attractions.

Admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise.

This ticket allows you to avoid the lines to enter the Moco (Modern Contemporary) Museum. This museum mainly focuses on the iconic names in the international art world led by the new Warhol of street art; Banksy. A British street artist, Banksy’s identity remains unknown. He is known for his controversial and often politically themed, stencilled pieces

Moco Museum entrance ticket and Amsterdam canal cruise

Amsterdam bus tour with live guide and canal cruise

Using this combo offer, which includes an extensive 2.5-hour bus excursion and 1-hour canal cruise, you will see all Amsterdam has to offer, from the historical monuments in the center to the modern architecture of the 21st century!

Enjoy great panoramic views while following the carefully designed bus route passing all the major landmarks that Amsterdam has to offer. The specially designed glass roofs of the buses enable you to enjoy this beautiful and multi-faceted city to the full. A picture stop at a windmill at the river Amstel and a visit to a diamond factory are included. The bus tour is accompanied by a live guide!

One-hour canal cruise is included in this package as a separate open-date ticket, which you can use whenever you want! Admire the famous canals with their beautiful, elegant canal houses, towers and bridges. You will also get to see interesting sites, such as the Royal Palace, Dam Square, the Western Church, the Skinny Bridge, Amsterdam’s tallest windmill and the major museums and attractions.

Amsterdam bus tour with live guide and canal cruise

Amsterdam city tour with Marken, Volendam and the windmills

You will see by luxurious coach, the old and new parts of this beautiful city with its many historical buildings and interesting sights. For example you will get to know the Royal Palace, the National Monument, the Skinny Bridge, the Albert Cuyp market and the beautiful houses along the canals. You will also visit a windmill on the Amstel river and a stop will be made at a diamond factory where you will see the traditional way of polishing.

After your lunch (not included) you will continue to Marken, Volendam and the windmills. This second part of the tour shows the typical Dutch countryside of polders and little canals on the way to the Zaanse Schans, a well-known windmill village with many interesting windmills. You will be visiting a wooden shoemaker here. Then you’ll move on to the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken – on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer), with its wooden houses and locals wearing their national costumes. On the way, you will stop at one of the very few cheese farms, where the cheese is still made in the traditional way.

Amsterdam city tour with Marken, Volendam and the windmills

Giethoorn day trip from Amsterdam

Passing through the typical Dutch landscape you’ll drive in about one hour and a half to the Dutch Venice, Giethoorn. In this picturesque town you’ll find out how the Dutch people can live with the water and surrounded by canals. In Giethoorn cars are not allowed and little has changed in the city over the centuries. You will enjoy this wonderfully preserved town walking and by boat. There are many types of boats that are used for transport on the canals, gondolas, punters and flatbottom boats for example. Your included one hour boat tour passes the skillfully restored farm houses.

After the boat ride you will have some free time for lunch and be able to do some exploring on your own. Your guide can give you some tips on what to see and where to eat. After lunch you’ll continue to an impressive 20 kilometer long dike in the Ijsselmeer, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. You’ll see water and reclaimed land all around you, make sure to bring your camera to capture these landscapes.

Giethoorn day trip from Amsterdam

Bruges excursion from Amsterdam

Join this unforgettable tour to historical Bruges, one of Europe’s most charming cities, also named the Venice of the North. The city is famous for its ancient churches, wealthy mansions, picturesque alleys and canals and the beguinage court.

In Bruges, you will enjoy a guided walking tour. The entire city center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Last but not least, Bruges is well known for its lace and chocolate making. Before returning to Amsterdam, you will have free time for strolling and shopping in the delightful city center. Lunch is not included. Join the tour and step back in time.

Bruges excursion from Amsterdam

Amsterdam private food tour with the Pijp and Albert Cuyp market

  • Enjoy delicious Dutch treats
  • Discover the hippest neighborhood of Amsterdam
  • Wander across the biggest market of Europe
  • The tour is privately guided and can be adjusted to any diet

Amsterdam private food tour with the Pijp and Albert Cuyp market

Private 2-hour Segway city tour in Amsterdam

This tour is the best way to explore Amsterdam! After a short training, you will glide on your Segway like a pro. Start the tour by visiting the famous Jordaan district, located behind the canal Prinsengracht. See this peaceful area where many locals live.

Then continue to discover historic bridges, heritage buildings, narrow streets and unique places that are just known by locals. Your experienced and friendly guide will make sure that you will have an unforgettable drive on a Segway.

This segway city tour is full of surprises, and on your way you will see many exciting places that you would have missed otherwise. That means that you will get a good overview of the city and, after this great experience, you will know what you like most and want to explore more.

Private 2-hour Segway city tour in Amsterdam

Amsterdam walking tour and canal cruise

  • Visit one of Amsterdam’s famous street markets
  • Relax during a stunning canal cruise through the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Highlights and hidden gems private tour of Amsterdam

  • Visit Begijnhof, Dam square, Rembrandt’s House and more highlights
  • Discover hidden spots only locals know of
  • Experience a real Dutch treat in an authentic bar and learn all about the local Jewish history
  • This tour is completely private and tailored around you

Burgers and hot dogs cruise in Amsterdam

There is no better way to experience Amsterdam than from the water. Well maybe… if you add a really good burger, a hot dog and a cold drink! Create your own burger and a hot dog during this cruise. The chef will serve juicy burgers and hot dogs and you can choose the toppings according to your preferences.

But of course, you can enjoy more than just your food on this 90-minute night cruise. All the city’s highlights will pass by your window and if you plug into your personal audio system, you’ll find out interesting facts about the sights. Feel free to order another drink: Heineken beer, house wines and soft drinks are all included in the price.

Burgers and hot dogs cruise in Amsterdam

Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant artists in Paris (1900–1950)

  • Marvel at masterpieces from Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and other famous artists
  • Learn more about Migrant Art in Paris during the difficult historical period of the first half of the 20th century
  • Feel how art bears down nationalism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism
  • Visit the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum as well, that houses top works of modern and contemporary art

Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant artists in Paris

Amsterdam Light Festival cruise with audio guide

Climb aboard a canal cruise boat and see the annual Amsterdam Light Festival from a unique perspective. Marvel at the light installations and projections from the comfort of a heated boat. You can also enjoy the illuminated artworks from the outer deck if you are immune to the cold!

An audio guide will tell the story of the artworks, as well as the history of Amsterdam as you cruise past some of the city’s most famous sights and picturesque canals.

Amsterdam Light Festival cruise with audio guide

Amsterdam canal cruise with 4-course live cooking dinner

Combine fine dining with an innovative twist! Take a breathtaking cruise through Amsterdam’s illuminated canals while indulging in a deluxe four-course dinner. Upon boarding you are welcomed with a complimentary drink, followed by an amuse bouche and starters.

Then the on-board chefs prepare an exquisite main course on a sizzling hot plate. The dinner ends with a mouthwatering dessert. Fine wines, coffee and tea complete the taste experience.

Amsterdam canal cruise with 4-course live cooking dinner

Hop-on-hop-off bus and boat for 24 hours with A’DAM Lookout

  • Explore Amsterdam by land and water
  • Get around the city easily with the 24-hour hop-on-hop-off buses and boats
  • Visit the A’DAM Lookout for a spectacular view over Amsterdam

Hop-on-hop-off bus and boat for 24 hours with A’DAM Lookout

Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum guided tour

This 2 to 2.5 hour small group or privately guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, with skip-the-line entry included, will peel back the layers of one of the world’s most famous artists – even though that fame only came after his death. Let your enthusiastic and charming guides share this artist’s life with you.

You’ve probably heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you actually know about this Dutch artist? Hear about the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits on this intimate. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheat field with Crows” or “Yellow House.”

You will visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works and personal affects to learn about his turbulent life stretching from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, don’t worry, that whole ear incident will be discussed.

Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum guided tour

Full-day countryside North Holland tour by steam train and ship including South Sea Museum

Your full day on the countryside will start at the train station of Enkhuizen or if you wish to combine this tour with a visit to the Zuiderzee Holland Outdoor Museum; at the train station in Hoorn. Learn all about the area of North Holland, called West-Frisia, at your own pace with a private guide.

Start your tour by exploring the highlights of this historic town, once an important harbor to the former United East India Company (VOC). Essential to Holland’s establishment of its colonies in Asia, and to the subsequent spice trade, United East India Company was arguably the first ever mega corporation. Your guide will take you on a stroll around the 17th-century town centre. Learn about Enkhuizen’s maritime traditions in the harbour, and marvel at the old defense tower of the Drommedaris. Finally, go to the Snouck van Loosen Park to see one of the first social housing projects of the Netherlands.

After a walk around town of about 45 minutes, take a seat aboard the historic ferryship Friesland. Enjoy views over the lake Ijsselmeer, watching birds and traditional flat bottom sail ships passing by during the 90-minute trip to the next stop; Medemblik. You will have about one hour to explore the once prosperous trading town on your own.

Next, ride a historic steam train to Hoorn. From the wooden 3rd class seats in your carriage you will experience a story from a different era. The engine whistles and the fireman shovels coal into the firebox. Wooden partitions creak, wheels sing and steam hisses. The train meanders from village to village across the West Frisian countryside. After arrival in Hoorn you have time to visit the Steam Train Museum. Finally, you get to see the harbour where the spices arrived from Asia that gave Holland its prosperity.

You can choose to depart from Hoorn if you prefer, taking the tour in reverse. This option also includes entrance to the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen.

Full-day countryside North Holland tour by steam train and ship including South Sea Museum

Amsterdam Pass for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours

  • Enjoy free entry to Amsterdam’s top attractions
  • Explore the city with hop-on-hop-off buses and boats
  • Choose your Amsterdam pass for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days

Amsterdam Pass for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours

Half-day seal tour from Amsterdam

On this half-day tour, you will see the breathtaking Unesco World Heritage site – Wadden Sea. You will explore the area by boat at low tide, scouting for grey seals, harbour seals, migrating birds, plants and more. You will also visit one of the ancient fisherman’s towns on the Wadden Sea coast and see the famous enclosing dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland. This tour is family friendly and suitable for all ages.

A luxurious coach will be waiting for you at the pick-up location to take you to the boat. Your tour guide will travel with you throughout the day. The bus is equipped with a toilet and snacks can be purchased on board. The ships have both indoor and outdoor seating and are equipped with a bathroom. Wildlife is best viewed on deck! You will sail for 2 to 2,5 hours. A bar is available for drinks and snacks (please, payments by cash only). When you approach the seals, you are requested to stay seated and quiet, so that everyone can enjoy them for as long as possible. Next, you will visit the historic fisherman’s town Harlingen on the Wadden Sea coast. You will have about one hour to wander, shop, eat or relax in this beautiful historic town! On your way back to Amsterdam you will stop at the famous enclosing dike between Noord Holland and Friesland, which protects the low country against flooding.

Half-day seal tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans half-day tour and A’DAM Lookout entrance

  • Visit Zaanse Schans on a guided half-day tour
  • Learn about cheese making, try wooden shoes and visit a working windmill
  • Enjoy the unrivaled view from A’DAM Lookout

Zaanse Schans half-day tour and A’DAM Lookout entrance

Water, windmills and local experiences tour from Amsterdam with boat ride and lunch

This is the start of your Water, Windmills and Local Experiences tour! Learn from expert local guides at several locations and gain unique insights into the Netherlands

Begin the day with a stop you do not want to miss, the Enclosing Dike. This world famous, 30 kilometer long, dike is indispensable for the Netherlands, and a real must see when in the Netherlands.

Then you’re off to Friesland, home of the Amsterdam Lake District. Here a captain will be waiting for you to take you around on the famous Frisian Lakes. Enjoy the meadows, cows and landscape from upclose. This boattrip will end in a picturesque open-air museum village, where the locals will welcome you for a trip back in time.

After enjoying a typical Dutch Farmers Lunch here (included in your tour), it’s time to meet your local guide in picturesque Woudsend. Wander around through the maze of alleys in this village while the guide will tell you all the secrets this village has kept for years. This is also where you will visit a traditional windmill in which the miller will give you a guided tour. Afterwards you will have some free time to explore this wonderful village on your own.

The final stop is a UNESCO treasure: the impressive Ir. D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station. Where a local operator will await you for a grand tour through this amazing building.

Water, windmills and local experiences tour from Amsterdam with boat ride and lunch

Heineken Experience with 24-hour hop-on-hop-off bus and boat

  • Explore Amsterdam by land and water
  • Get around the city easily with the 24-hour hop-on-hop-off buses and boats
  • Visit Heineken Experience and try the world-famous beer

Heineken Experience with 24-hour hop-on-hop-off bus and boat

Five Dutch UNESCO World Heritage sites full-day VIP tour with lunch

  • See 5 UNESCO World Monuments in one day
  • Explore the world famous Enclosing dike (Afsluitdijk)
  • Visit the picturesque museum village on an exclusive guided tour
  • Stroll through the historical city Hindeloopen
  • Tour the world’s largest working steam pumping station with one of the operators

Five Dutch UNESCO World Heritage sites full-day VIP tour with lunch

Giethoorn, Woudsend and windmills tour with one hour canal cruise

Pass meadows, cows, ditches, windmills, dikes and idyllic landscapes as we make our way to world famous Giethoorn. Make sure your camera is ready to capture this beautiful village without roads. Arrive before all the big groups and busses full of people find their way to the village. So you will have the opportunity to experience Giethoorn in peace.

During an one hour boat trip you will enjoy the beautiful canals, picturesque wooden bridges and many wonderful farmhouses. Afterwards you have time to discover the village on your own or enjouy lunch in one of the restaurants.

Next, visit another traditional Dutch village, Woudsend. This village, in the heart of 2 big lakes, is a true watersportsvillage. To discover the beauty of the village there is a walking tour with a local guide who shows you the hidden treasures of the village with the highlight of the beautiful windmill in the center of the village. Here the miller will give you a grand tour.

Now it’s time to continue our journey through the Dutch country side while we head for the enclosing dike. This Dutch masterpiece in water management is a must see when you are in the Netherlands.

Once the afternoon draws to a close, it’s time to head back to Amsterdam to enjoy your evening in the city.

Giethoorn, Woudsend and windmills tour with one hour canal cruise

Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt’s city and home guided tour

  • Choose between a small group up to 8 people or a private tour
  • Skip-the-line museum entry
  • Indulge in a day devoted to the life of world-famous artist Rembrandt
  • Walk through Spiegelquarter, Keizersgracht and the Emperor’s canal

Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt’s city and home guided tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum guided tour

  • Skip-the-line museum entry
  • Indulge in some of Holland’s most celebrated artists, like Rembrandt
  • Choose between a small group up to 8 people or a privately guided tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum guided tour

Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam History city center guided tour

For those who aren’t familiar with Dutch culture – and who is really? – explore its rich and vibrant past on this popular combo tour. It’s the perfect way to mix culture, history, and sightseeing while spending the day with your vibrant young guide. The 5 to 5.5 hour small group or private tour will include a visit to the Rijksmuseum followed by a historic walking tour of the city center. Join up to 8 travelers together to discover the streets and sights of Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum or enjoy a private group of only your friends and family Guides will provide you with a ticket that allows you to skip the line at the museum.

Begin at Holland’s answer to the Louvre, called the Rijksmuseum. Explore Dutch history through a selection over 8000 objects on display. Discuss familiar names like Rembrandt as well as lesser known items like 17th century dollhouses. Understand the meaning behind Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and marvel at the expansive 19th century library. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a good overview of the museum’s collection and you may even know how to pronounce its name correctly.

After a break for lunch, move outdoors and orient yourself to Amsterdam with an introduction to its history and learn how a small 12th century fishing village with a simple dam became one of the most popular capital cities in the world. Your guide will crisscross its iconic canals and bridges while peeking into its quiet courtyards, offering a postcard image of the city. You will discover its leaning houses and other landmarks while learning how to navigate the oftentimes tricky streets of the city center.

Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam History city center guided tour

Netherlands beyond Amsterdam tour of the Lake District with Hindeloopen, cheese tasting and lunch

  • Visit a taditional cheese making farm with cheese tasting
  • Explore the picturesque Dutch city of Hindeloopen
  • See the Ir. D.F. Wouda steampumping station
  • Experience the beauty and authenticity of the Amsterdam Lake District

Amsterdam tour of the Lake District with Hindeloopen, cheese tasting and lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Amalfi Coast Italy, by Musement.

Full-day private tour of Pompeii, Vesuvius and Sorrento from Naples

On this tour you will be taken on an unforgettable adventure, filled with breathtaking scenery on one of the most famous coastal roads in Italy. On the morning of your tour, you will be picked up from your hotel by your driver who will also be your tour guide for the day, and you will be driven to the town of Sorrento. There, you have one free hour to explore this town’s awe inspiring views of the sea and villas on cliff sides. Next, you will visit the Pompeii excavations, where you will see the ancient Roman city entirely preserved in ash by the eruption in 79 AD.

Once you are finished visiting the historic ruins of Pompeii, your tour guide will recommend a Vesuvian restaurant for lunch where you can taste the high-quality cheese and wines and eat like a local. After lunch there will be time to visit the Vesuvuis nature reserve before being returned to your pick-up destination.

Full-day private tour of Pompeii, Vesuvius and Sorrento from Naples

Full-day Amalfi Coast tour with Ravello, Amalfi and Positano

In the morning you’ll be picked at the location of your choosing, by your driver who will also be your tour guide for the day. The first stop on your 8 hour-tour day is to the town of Ravello. Among its treasures of art is the Cathedral containing both Baroque and Romanesque styles, founded in the twelfth century. Villa Rufolo, whose origins date back to the eleventh century, features astonishing flowered terraces like Villa Cimbrone, famous for its exciting Belvedere, which offers the most beautiful panorama in the world.

Next you will arrive in Amalfi, announced as a world heritage site, and walk along its narrow streets and visit the cathedral in the center of town. See the Sant’Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade and adjacent Chiostro del Paradiso to experience the mix of Arab influence on this medieval town. After you have finished touring Amalfi your tour guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch. Here you can taste the traditional foods of the Amalfi coastal region and relax whilst sipping some wine, before continuing your day to Positano.

As you journey to Positano, your car will wind along a road that runs along a rock face full of Mediterranean vegetation before suddenly breaking through to the unforgettable scenery of Positano. Here you will come across narrow alleys and steps overlooking terraced gardens filled with lemons and multicolored patches of the beautiful bougainvillea flowers.

Full-day Amalfi Coast tour with Ravello, Amalfi and Positano

Amalfi Coast tour with olive oil and limoncello tasting

In the morning your driver acting as guide for the day will pick you up to begin your drive to Positano, a city famous for its fashion and the architectural style. Here you will walk through the labyrinth of alleys formed by its buildings, until you reach Spiaggia Grande, in the center of Positano. This 300 meter long beach, one of the largest and most popular beaches, filled with actors and artists.

Following your one hour visit to Positano you will travel through the winding Amalfi coastal roads to reach Vico Equense. Here you will experience a tasting of the local olive oils (extra vergine) and delicious limoncello liquors. The final stop on you tour is in Sorrento, a coastal town perched upon the cliffsides facing the Bay of Naples. You will have an hour of free time here to go shopping along the streets of the downtown area, visit the pebble beaches and enjoy some local food.

Amalfi Coast tour with olive oil and limoncello tasting

Winery tour with wine tasting and lunch at Marisa Cuomo in Amalfi coast

 

Marisa Cuomo is a member of The Grand Wine Tour, an association that counts among its members some of the best Italian wineries. The Grand Wine Tour is also the first quality mark to attest the excellence of hospitality in Italian wineries.

Overlooking the sea, at 500 meters above sea level, the Marisa Cuomo winery dominates a part of the Amalfi coast located in the town of Furore. The vines, planted on the rocks overlooking the sea, extend over ten hectares.

Gran Furor Divina Costiera is a brand that was founded in 1942 to accompany the sale of wines from the Costa di Furore. Andrea Ferraioli, who comes from a long line of local winemakers, bought the brand in 1980. Since then, Andrea Ferraioli and his wife Marisa Cuomo have embarked on an entrepreneurial adventure made stronger by the family bond that unites them: their extraordinary passion for wine lead the Cantine di Marisa Cuomo to become one of the best brands of Italian wine on the international market. The company’s iconic wine, famous throughout the world, is Furore Bianco Fiorduva, with golden yellow reflections and aromas reminiscent of the saline breeze and sweet apricots.

WINE TASTINGS : please see link below,

Winery tour with wine tasting and lunch at Marisa Cuomo in Amalfi

Organic wine and extra-virgin olive oil tasting at Casa di Baal near Amalfi

Casa di Baal is a farm located just a few kilometers from the Amalfi Coast and the archaeological site of Paestum, producing mainly organic wines and extra virgin olive oil. The Ancient Greeks and Romans chose this land more than 2000 years ago for its privileged location and the Romans called this region “Campania felix” which literally means fertile countryside.
Today the farm is run by the Salerno family that lives on-site and aims to run it as a closed cycle where everything that is consumed is made in the farm, in complete respect of nature.
The farm is located in an exceptional natural context: it is 150 meters above sea level, between the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento Coast. The influence of the sea breeze – the coastline is less than 10km away – and of the mountains in the back give a unique characteristic to the wines produced here.

The visit to the farm is a complete experience: it starts with the tour of the vineyards with an explanation of the company’s philosophy, based on biological farming and biodynamic processes; it then proceeds to the winery where the grapes are transformed into wine, and where the wines are bottled and stored for aging.

Two different tours and tastings have been designed in order to accompany you on your journey to discover the flavors and scents of the territory.

  • Basic Wine Tour (Duration 90 minutes)
  • Full Wine Tour (Duration 120 minutes)

Organic wine and extra-virgin olive oil tasting at Casa di Baal near Amalfi

Capri 6-hour private boat excursion from Amalfi

Experience the natural beauty of Capri on this private 6-hour boat excursion from Amalfi. Your expert local captain will pick you up in Amalfi and you’ll set off on a luxury speedboat to cruise along the gorgeous Amalfi Coast toward the island of Capri. Relax while admiring panoramic views of the impressive coastline, cruise past the Li Galli islands near Positano, and take in incredible views across the Bay of Naples toward Mount Vesuvius while approaching Capri.

See all of Capri’s most alluring spots up close, including the iconic Faraglioni rocks, hidden away coves, and the famous grottoes. You’ll have time to stop to swim off the boat in the most beautiful spots and dive into the tempting turquoise sea. Or simply sit back and relax while soaking up the sunshine and spectacular views. Stop for lunch in a seaside restaurant serving the freshest seafood and local specialties. The day is customized to your wishes, and can also include a stop on the island should you wish to have some free time to explore.

Experience Capri’s incredible natural beauty away from the crowds on this leisurely private boat excursion. This Italian-made luxury speedboat welcomes up to 10 people, but other boat options are available for smaller or larger groups.

Capri 6-hour private boat excursion from Amalfi

Amalfi private walking tour with a local guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful little town of Amalfi that, with its sun-filled piazzas and small beach, was once a maritime superpower with a population of more than 70,000.

During this 2.5-hour tour your expert guide will take you to discover the secrets and the wonders of this picturesque village, that lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto (1,315 metres, 4,314 feet), surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery.

Follow your expert guide and discover the most important spots of this town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will see Saint Andrew’s Cathedral (Duomo) that overlooks the Piazza Duomo, walk along Via dei Mercanti and then spot the beautiful Chiostro del Paradiso.

Admire the pretty Fontana (fountain) of Sant’Andrea, the Santuario (sanctuary) of Santa Maria Addolorata in Atrani, Piazza (square) Umberto I, Santa Maria Maddalena and Via dei Dogi.

Just one tip: don’t forget to bring your camera with you!

Amalfi private walking tour with a local guide

Private full-day tour of Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano

This tour is the ideal choice if you are stopping in Naples for a day and want to experience all the town that comprise the Amalfi Coast. On this tour you will visit three of the most important places of the Campania region including the ancient ruins of Pompeii, the peaceful town of Sorrento on the Naples Gulf and Positano, the pearl on the Amalfi Coast.

You will be picked up by your driver acting as tour guide for the day at your desired location, in a first class car. On your drive to Positano see the fairytale villages perched in the cliffsides and the coastline, which has inspired many artists, poets, and writers throughout the years. In Positano you have an hour free to explore the cities pebble beachfront and narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. After you will journey to Sorrento to see its historic center, narrow alleys and home of the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister. Here your tour guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch where you will enjoy food typical from the region. After lunch you will Pompeii, to see a Roman town frozen in time due to the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You will see Roman shops, baths and brothels and experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago.

Private full-day tour of Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano

Amalfi Coast tour with farm to table lunch

On this tour you will explore the Amalfi Coast and taste the culinary traditions of the region. During this one of a kind experience, you will receive door to door service with pick-up and drop-off from your chosen location. Ride in a first class Mercedes van to your first destination at, Ravello, a small town above the Tyrrhenian Sea, built in the 13th century. The panorama of Ravello offers views of the iconic villas built into cliff sides, overflowing with lush terraced gardens and is home to the Villa Cimbrone, a medieval-style estate surrounded by even more gardens.

Following your one hour of free times in Ravello, you will be driven to Amalfi, another town in the the south west coast of Italy, most famously known as the seat of the Maritime Republic in the 9th and 11th centuries. Here you can view the striped Byzantine facade of the The Arab-Norman Sant’Andrea cathedral in the center of town and a multitude of medieval architectures, before shopping in the narrow (and steep) streets on this cliffside town.

The final destination of your tour will take you to Positano for lunch, with a view! You will enjoy a farm to table, freshly prepared lunch. Your plates will be filled with typical foods from the region, please go to link for more information,

Amalfi Coast tour with farm to table lunch

Private Amalfi Coast tour with Pompeii

In the morning you will be picked up by your driver acting as guide for the day. The first stop on your tour will be a visit to Positano. Here you will have one hour free to walk the pebble beaches and see the famous panoramic vistas featuring villas built into cliffside. After touring Positano, you will be whisked away to visit Sorrento for a hour to see the Bay of Naples, wander through the cafe lined square of Piazza Tasso and enjoy lunch with a view. Your knowledgable tour guide will recommend a restaurant where you can taste high quality wines, seafood and eat like the locals. In the afternoon you will visit Pompeii for two hours. At the Pompeii excavations you will witness the ancient Roman world, preserved by the eruption in 79 AD, and covered in a thick layer of ash.

Private Amalfi Coast tour with Pompeii

Amalfi Coast private boat excursion from Positano

Experience the stunning Amalfi Coast in the best way on this relaxing and fun 6-hour private boat excursion from Positano. See the charming villages along the coastline, stop to dive into the gorgeous blue sea, and enjoy free time on shore if you wish to explore at your leisure. The day is completely customized to your interests and your expert captain is on hand to show you the beautiful Amalfi Coast with its quaint fishing villages, hidden away coves, grottoes, and local charm.

Set off from Positano and see the rugged Amalfi coastline up close. Cruise past the famous Li Galli islands off of Positano and stop for a swim in the sea. Continue down the coast to see the fjord in Furore, peaceful Conca dei Marini, and the famous town of Amalfi. Stop for free time if you wish to visit the town’s incredible Cathedral of St. Andrew and explore the town’s historic center. Once back on board, simply sit back in the comfort of the luxury speedboat or stop to swim off the boat in the most beautiful spots along the coastline. At lunchtime, your captain can recommend excellent seaside restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest local fare.

After an exquisite day of sightseeing and relaxation, cruise back along the coast to Positano. This Italian-made luxury speedboat welcomes up to 10 people, but other boat options are available for smaller or larger groups.

Amalfi Coast private boat excursion from Positano

Discover Amalfi Coast on a private boat excursion from Amalfi

Experience the stunning Amalfi Coast in the best way on this relaxing and fun 6-hour private boat excursion from Amalfi. See the charming villages along the coastline, stop to dive into the shimmering blue sea, and enjoy free time on shore if you wish to explore at your leisure. The day is completely customized to your interests and your expert captain is on hand to show you the beautiful Amalfi Coast with its quaint fishing villages, hidden away coves, grottoes and local charm.

Set off from Amalfi and see the rugged coastline up close. Cruise over to see Positano, the Vertical City, climbing up the mountainside. Stop for time shopping in the boutiques and exploring the mazes of steps in the lovely town. See the famous Li Galli islands off of Positano and stop for a swim in the sea. Continue down the coast to see the fjord in Furore, peaceful Conca dei Marini, and lovely villages like Praiano, Atrani, Minori, and Maiori. Simply sit back in the comfort of the luxury speedboat or stop to swim off the boat in the most beautiful spots along the coastline. At lunchtime, your captain can recommend excellent seaside restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest local fare.

After an exquisite day of sightseeing and relaxation, cruise back along the coast to Amalfi. You’ll enjoy a wonderful day cruising the coastline on an Italian-made luxury speedboat that welcomes up to 10 people, but other boat options are available for smaller or larger groups.

Discover Amalfi Coast on a private boat excursion from Amalfi

Pompeii Half Day from Amalfi Coast

More than a moment frozen in time, Pompeii is a window into past. On this morning excursion to this UNESCO Word Heritage Site, you’ll discover its remarkably well-preserved houses and landmark sites on this morning excursion to this UNESCO Word Heritage Site.

Buried under volcanic ash by the catastrophic 79 AD eruption of Mt Vesuvius – which still looms large in the distance – Pompeii brings to life ancient Rome. Tread cobbled streets brought to life by a guided commentary through headsets.

All the major highlights here are covered – the gladiator barracks, thermal baths, and the market piazzas. You can still see frescoes on the walls of the homes of the Roman elite.

Pompeii Half Day from Amalfi Coast

Capri & Anacapri from Amalfi Coast

If the Amalfi Coast is the business, then Capri is showbusiness. This magnet for celebs since the days of Roman emperors is a must-visit. Journey over by hydrofoil then head by minibus to Anacapri in the west of the island for some free time before making the trip to Capri town.

Nowadays it’s the likes of Naomi Campbell, George Clooney and Beyoncé who take their holidays on this ruggedly beautiful island. Zigzag up to Anacapri and wander along cobbled alleys of whitewashed houses. The views over the Amalfi coast are jaw-dropping. One of the highlights is the Phoenician Steps. This steep flight of 921 stone steps leads all the way down to Capri port.

In the afternoon, you’ll head back down to Capri, where you can join the jet-setters in the bars, cafés and label-laden boutiques. There’s plenty of sightseeing to be done here, too. Well worth checking out are its half-dozen dinky baroque churches.

Capri & Anacapri from Amalfi Coast

Positano and the Emerald Grotto

An afternoon that’s a feast for the senses. You’ll sail along one of the most photogenic stretches of coastline in the world, see the Emerald Grotto and have free time to explore the cascading coastal village of Positano. It is famed as much for its chic boutiques as its colourful homes.

Your first port of call is at the Emerald Grotto. Discovered only in 1932 despite this being one of the most explored coastlines in history, its glittering green waters add to its mystique. Observe it from the boat or try the optional visit. Your skipper will then press on to Positano. There are two ways to reach this gorgeous town – by road and by boat. You’ll arrive in by far the best.

Shaped like V, Positano straddles sloping cliffs. Drop into the prominently located church of St Mary of the Assumption or maybe try a limoncello at one of the bars overlooking the sea. Or explore the steep alleys and crooked lanes packed with cafés, bakeries and boutiques as they wind their way up from the beach.

Positano and the Emerald Grotto

Pompeii & Herculaneum from Amalfi Coast

Frozen in time by tragedy, Pompeii and Herculaneum are a must-visit when in the Amalfi Coast. These two Roman cities were buried under volcanic ash following a catastrophic eruption by Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. Now uncovered, both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offer a fascinating and at times haunting insight into life in classical times.

First up, your guide will lead you through the streets of Pompeii and show you the richly decorated villas of the Roman upper classes – you can still see frescoes on the walls – as well as public spaces such as the Forum. Stroll along its cobbled streets as you gaze at the remains of temples and villas.

In the afternoon, head to the archaeological site of Herculaneum. Here, you’ll learn about this former seaside town clawed back from oblivion. You’ll see the boathouses that are the final resting place of many refugees as well as marble floors, mosaics and frescoes.

Pompeii & Herculaneum from Amalfi Coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Bulgaria by Musement

Khan’s Tent

You’ll enjoy a traditional Bulgarian dinner and a world-class cabaret show performed by an international troupe. And the Panoramic Bar boasts fantastic views over Sunny Beach bay, too.

Known as Hanska Shatra to the locals, this venue in the hills overlooking Sunny Beach is located where the medieval Khan Krum set up camp to besiege Nesebar. And Bulgarian history and heritage are very much a part of the Khan’s Tent experience.

After transfer to the venue, you’ll sit down for a four-course dinner – with a bottle of wine – and witness amazing performances, ranging from acrobatics to choreographed dances and featuring traditional Bulgarian music. Impressive doesn’t even begin to describe it. You’ll be dropped back at your resort after the show.

Khan’s Tent

Bulgarian Forest Fiesta

In the woodlands above Golden Sands bay you’ll find one of the most exhilarating folk nights in Bulgaria. And after a day relaxing on the beach, there’s no better way to put a bit of sparkle into your evening that at Forest Fiesta while feasting on a big Bulgarian dinner.

We’ll pick you up from your resort and take you to the venue, where you’ll be welcomed in the traditional Bulgarian way with a round loaf, red pepper, salt and a glass of brandy.

Sit down at your table and savour the buffet dinner of Bulgarian salads, starters, main courses and desserts. And make sure you keep enough space for beer and wine as they’re self-service from the barrel – all night long. It’ll be a night full of surprises as each act will keep you guessing, there are so many dances and songs, and so much entertainment and fun in this variety show programme that you’ll have a night to remember.

Bulgarian Forest Fiesta

Off-road Safari to Poroy

For an adventure into the Balkan mountains surrounding Sunny Beach, look no further than this extreme off-road excursion in the countryside. You’ll journey to the village of Poroy to enjoy panoramic views over the landscape, try some local dishes and take in a host of interesting places along the way.

After a quick safety talk and information on the route ahead, you’ll set off in a 4×4. We’ll drive along off-road tracks passing through rivers, villages and panoramic viewpoints over Sunny Beach and Nessebar before a pause in the action for a refreshing drink and a few fun games – there’s even a prize for the winner.

Following a route along picturesque mountain roads to a mineral spring known for its warm healing water, we’ll rumble all the way to the village of Poroy. Here you’ll stop for a well-earned lunch of traditional Bulgarian dishes and roasted bacon on a spit before returning to your hotel

Off-road Safari to Poroy

Balkan Mountains Quad Safari – Morning

Discovering Bulgaria’s stunning mountains will take on a new dimension with this thrilling quad safari. You’ll spend a day roaming 25km of rugged mountain trails off the beaten track. This is a proper, white-knuckle Balkan adventure requiring serious concentration and effort.

To make sure you get the most out of your quad experience, there’s a safety course featuring test driving. Then, once you’ve got to grips with the quad, it’s time to head into the wilderness. We break every now and then to catch our breath during an otherwise breathless experience.

You can ride the quad solo or accompanied by a friend. A minibus transfer service picks you up at your hotel and drops you off back at the resort.

Balkan Mountains Quad Safari – Morning

Black Sea Catamaran Cruise

With Bulgaria’s coastline on one side and the Black Sea horizon on the other, the views really don’t get more beautiful than during this catamaran cruise. And to make it just that bit better, you’ll be wined and dined and generally pampered while soaking in the sights and the sun. As you step on board the largest luxury catamaran on the Black Sea, you’ll be served a welcome drink. We’ll then set sail and from here on in it’s all about chilling out. You can stretch out on deck for a spot of sunbathing or amble over to the bar for a drink. After dropping anchor in a calm, secluded spot with just the right setting, you can go for a swim or snorkel and then it’s time for a fantastic lunch on board. This is what being on holidays is all about.

Black Sea Catamaran Cruise

Guided walking tour in Sofia – food, heritage and culture

Spend an afternoon like locals do. Explore Sofia’s fascinating and historical city centre, taste Bulgarian sweets, and indulge in some Bulgarian wine and meze – you know, all in a typical day for locals in Sofia!

Sofia is full of impressive sights, and your Sofia tour will start with your local guide showing you some of the most beautiful ones, including the National Theatre, King’s Palace, and the Presidency, before leading you to a favourite local café.

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Guided walking tour in Sofia – food, heritage and culture

Tour of Karlovo in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley

Start your tour from Vasil Levski Museum, where you can admire artworks related to his life and legacy, historical documents, photographs and literary works dedicated to the man known as the Apostle of Liberty. Then visit the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church where Vasil Levski was a singer and acolyte for four years. Next, get to know the culture of Karlovo by visiting many houses that showcase many traditional crafts.

At Buhalov Inn House you can attend a coffee tasting, brewed using the “coffee on sand” method, with complimentary rose food products, white jam or fig jam.

Pateva House offers a demonstration of the process of drawing essential oils from a miniature distillery filled with various types of seasonal herbs. Visitors may get their picture taken wearing a traditional folk costume from this cultural region.

Tour of Karlovo in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley

Day trip to Saint Anastasia Island in the Bulgarian Black Sea

St. Anastasia Island is turning into destination of the region and major attraction on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast after being completely restored and renovated under a European project.

The island was inhabited by monks in the 14th century; pirates burned repeatedly the monastery buildings; and in 1923 the government turned it into a prison for opponents of the regime. In 1945 prisoners were sent again to the island, this time by the new “power of the people”. The entire turbulent history of the island will be preserved and exhibited in the building of the former monastery.

Day trip to Saint Anastasia Island in the Bulgarian Black Sea

4-hour boat trip with fishing, lunch and drinks in Nessebar

Board your boat in the Port of Nessebar to enjoy a 4-hour boat trip cruising on the water, eating a delicious lunch prepared on board in front of you and sipping on unlimited drinks (beer, wine, water, non-alcoholic drinks). When your not relaxing spend your free time fishing, diving and jumping off the boat into a picturesque bays of bays of Nessebar, Ravda and Pomorie.

This boat tour is a must for all people visiting Nessebar, Sunny Beach and Burgas where dolphins can often be spotted making it even more enjoyable and romantic.

4-hour boat trip with fishing, lunch and drinks in Nessebar

Private wine tasting at Minkov Brothers Winery for two

Minkov Brothers winery is part of Karbobat distillery with traditions dating back years ago. Proof of this are the excavation of numerous Thracian mounds near Karnobat, under which the red-ceramics with images of Dionysus and various containers for wine were found. Information about the wine in these lands are found in historical chronicles from the V-IV century BC. BC., testifying to the lively trade between local winemakers and Hellenic Black Sea colonies.

The cozy tasting room of the winery will make you feel welcome with a varieties of local appetizers to taste along with the wines. You will have the opportunity to hear from first-person the story for the way of grapes from vineyards to wine making, how the grape juice turns into quality wine, which should age in oak barrels to be finally presented, drank and sold.

Depending on the selected tour option you have the opportunity to explore the varieties and aromas in depth.

Private wine tasting at Minkov Brothers Winery for two

Small group wine tasting at Minkov Brothers Winery

Minkov Brothers winery is part of Karbobat distillery with traditions dating back years ago. Proof of this are the excavation of numerous Thracian mounds near Karnobat, under which the red-ceramics with images of Dionysus and various containers for wine were found. Information about the wine in these lands are found in historical chronicles from the V-IV century BC. BC., testifying to the lively trade between local winemakers and Hellenic Black Sea colonies.

The cozy tasting room of the winery will make you feel welcome with a varieties of local appetizers to taste along with the wines. You will have the opportunity to hear from first-person the story for the way of grapes from vineyards to wine making, how the grape juice turns into quality wine, which should age in oak barrels to be finally presented, drank and sold.

Depending on the selected tour option you have the opportunity to explore the varieties and aromas in depth.

Small group wine tasting at Minkov Brothers Winery

Captain Jack’s Fun Cruise

Catering for the whole family, this adventure on the high seas makes for the ultimate family party cruise. The three-deck Tattoo Party Boat includes entertainment and dining areas and an impressive sun deck.

Setting out from Nessebar harbour, along the Black Sea Coast, adults can get busy doing very little on deck, while younger guests can get involved in the swashbuckling entertainment. It’s provided by our irrepressible troupe in the roles of Captain Jack and his pirates.

Dropping anchor at some of the most beautiful spots along the coast, there’ll be plenty of time for swimming and fun on the waterslide after which you’ll be served a delicious lunch on board.

Captain Jack’s Fun Cruise

Balkan Mountains Quad Safari – Afternoon

Discovering Bulgaria’s stunning mountains will take on a new dimension with this thrilling quad safari. You’ll spend a day roaming 25km of rugged mountain trails off the beaten track. This is a proper, white-knuckle Balkan adventure requiring serious concentration and effort.

To make sure you get the most out of your quad experience, there’s a safety course featuring test driving. Then, once you’ve got to grips with the quad, it’s time to head into the wilderness. We break every now and then to catch our breath during an otherwise breathless experience.

You can ride the quad solo or accompanied by a friend. A minibus transfer service picks you up at your hotel and drops you off back at the resort

Balkan Mountains Quad Safari – Afternoon

Nessebar Tour and Folk Evening

This tour packs in heritage, culture and folklore during your visit to Nessebar. And after exploring this historic town – known as the ‘pearl of the Black Sea’ – you’ll end your day on a scintillating high with a full-throated Bulgarian village feast.

You’ll begin with a guided walking tour of Nessebar old town of, which is crammed into a narrow peninsula jutting out into the Black Sea. Such is its wealth of history that Nessebar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – it’s about the same size as the Vatican but with more churches. Winding streets and alleys of old timber homes lead you to tree-lined plazas with ruined Byzantine churches. There’ll be some free time before the day’s climax.

We’ll then head to a nearby village for a proper Bulgarian banquet at a folk-themed restaurant. Cue traditional folk songs and merrymaking. The highlight of the evening, tough, is the performance by the ‘nestinari’ – those who dance barefoot over the smouldering embers of a fire.

Nessebar Tour and Folk Evening

Nessebar Bay VIP Cruise

There are days at sea – and then there’s this adults-only VIP catamaran cruise in the Nessebar Bay, which takes it to another level. Sip on unlimited soft drinks and beer, and feast on a buffet lunch while soaking in the Black Sea sun. And there’s also a stop for swimming or snorkelling. A great day out.

After pick-up, you’ll head to harbour to board the catamaran. After a safety briefing and a welcome drink, it’s anchors aweigh as we glide into the bay. Cool off with a swim, work on your tan and bathe your cares away. Grab a drink from the bar and take in the views.

Your captain will then drop anchor for a spot of swimming. Masks and snorkels are available, too. While you’re enjoying your dip, a tasty buffet lunch will be prepared by the crew.

Nessebar Bay VIP Cruise

Southern Bulgaria Tour

An ancient seafront settlement on the Black Sea, Sozopol is a fascinating place to explore. Tour the cobbled streets and art galleries of the old quarter and enjoy a lunch of local favourites in a restaurant. Then after a boat cruise into Sozopol bay, it’s back on land to visit Ravadinovo castle – Bulgaria’s very own fairytale palace.

Take a guided walk around its winding cobbled streets and wooden houses and you’ll discover its history as an ancient Greek outpost. Taste some typical treats with lunch at a local restaurant then enjoy some free time to shop or explore.

Board a boat and we’ll take a short sail into Sozopol bay before heading back to shore for a visit to Ravadinovo castle – an award-winning attraction packed with enough spires, towers and marble statues to make Disney proud. Wandering palatial grounds and colourful gardens, you can head to the petting zoo for little ones, or just sit back and enjoy views over the man-made lake – it’s pure enchantment at every turn.

Southern Bulgaria Tour

Safari to Silistar Nature Reserve

The southernmost village on the Black Sea coast, Rezovo village is as close to Turkey as you can get. You’ll journey by 4×4 along the coastline to see beautiful natural landscapes, tranquil villages, incredible rock formations by Rezovska River and panoramic bays.

We’ll get the tour started with a quick safety talk from your guide regarding the route and the day’s programme before you hop into a 4×4 and set off along the Black Sea coast. We’ll travel towards the border with Turkey stopping off for incredible photo opportunities along the way and drive through the area of Sinemorets, known for its pristine beaches.

Once we arrive at Rezovo, you’ll take a walk to Rezovska River to see fascinating rock formations before being treated to a honeydew honey tasting and time to soak up the tranquillity of the seaside village. Then visit Sveta Petka chapel and we’ll continue the tour to Silistar nature reserve where you can admire a wealth of flora and fauna, including otters, before returning to Bourgas.

Safari to Silistar Nature Reserve

Black Sea Moonlight Cruise

The Black Sea is just delightful on a clear night. Especially during a cruise beneath the moonlight for three hours on a ship. There’s an open bar, acoustic musical performances on the lower deck and two upper decks for serene stargazing in a very tranquil setting.

Climb aboard in Nessebar and settle in with a drink from the open bar as the boat pushes out into the moonlit waters of the Black Sea. After setting sail, you can choose to remain in the enclosed lower deck to take in the sweet sounds of an acoustic guitar player or to ascend to the upper decks.

Spend a tranquil three hours gently gliding through the water, watching the lights of the coastline drift by, or laying back and letting the stars and the moonlight wash over you.

Black Sea Moonlight Cruise

Veleka Valley Boat Tour

The Veleka valley is one of Bulgaria’s true hidden gems. On this motorboat cruise along the River Veleka, you’ll discover landscapes barely changed by humans. From wooded banks to golden natural beaches and endemic fauna, this is the great outdoors as Mother Nature intended it.

The fun kicks off when you hop on a 4×4 and make for the starting point. Then, as you meander along the Veleka towards the Black Sea, you’ll experience an array of scenery and maybe even encounter amphibious animals such as turtles and snakes. The dense woodlands give way to the stunning beach of Sinemorets – one of the most beautiful in Bulgaria. It is formed from an 800-metre-long sandbar at the river’s mouth. On either side are cliffs – a coastal wilderness hard to come by in this day and age.

Veleka Valley Boat Tour

Markets, Malls & City Sights

If shopping is your thing, then heaven awaits on this full day tour to the village of Kableshkovo and city of Bourgas. First up is the traditional market in Kableshkovo followed by a visit to a shopping centre in Bourgas. Round off the day with free time in the city centre, where you’ll be able to sightsee of rest those limbs after all that shopping.

We’ll get the tour underway in Kableshkovo – a village where you’ll find a market crammed with stalls all stocked with everything Bulgarian – from wine to fresh produce, leather goods and more. Take some time to freely meander from stall to stall before we head to modern shopping mecca of Bourgas.

Once you’ve shopped till you dropped at the mall, you’ll be dropped off in the heart of the city where you can recuperate and explore at your own pace. Stroll through the Sea Garden or take the weight off your feet at one of the waterfront cafés.

Markets, Malls & City Sights

Paradise Bay Cruise

Cruise into anywhere named Paradise Bay and you can be sure to expect plenty of sun, sea and spectacular scenery. Cast off in a sailing ship from Sozopol and relax in style as you cruise the coast. Top up your tan on deck, cool off with a swim and enjoy a light lunch complete with beer, wine or a soft drink on this fun-filled morning adventure.

Casting off from shore in a swish yacht, you can admire every inch of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. Welcomed aboard by the crew, little ones can be buccaneers for the day with a free bandana whilst grown-ups can kick back, relax and work on their tan.

Drop anchor and you can cool off with a few swims before a light lunch is served with a soft drink, beer or water. Afterwards, you can snooze it all off in the shade on the leisurely cruise back to port. A fun family day on the waves.

Paradise Bay Cruise

Bourgas shopping trip

With its wide neoclassical boulevards and pedestrianised centre, Bourgas is a wonderful destination in its own right. It’s also got probably the best array of stores in this stretch of the Black Sea – which makes it an ideal spot for a day of shopping.You’ll be driven from your resort to Bourgas and dropped off in the centre. Stroll the tree-lined streets of the shopping district and take in the sights. Abundant cafés and restaurants – some of which are the best in this region – make for a welcome break. There are also historic churches and museums worth checking out. And if you get shopping out of the way early, head over to the sea garden – a massive area of parkland running the length of the town, with terraces filled with manicured flowerbeds, sculptures and cafés facing onto the sea.

Bourgas shopping trip

Explore Sofia on a double-decker bus tour

Enjoy the newest and quickest way to see the Bulgarian capital of Sofia aboard the only double decker tourist bus in Bulgaria. In just one hour you will get an overview of the capital’s attractions with an audio guide in English. Join this tour bus for the best and quickest way to see Sofia and its major attractions, starting from the Alexander Nevski square.

Bus map route: Click here

Explore Sofia on a double-decker bus tour

Private city tour of Sofia

See the most fascinating landmarks of Sofia along with a private professional guide and experienced driver over the course of 2 hours.

The highlights of your tour will include Alexander Nevski Cathedral – the biggest one in Bulgaria and according to many – the most spectacular building in Sofia.

Next, see the Holy Synod, St. Sophia Church, National Gallery for Foreign Art, National Library, National Palace of Culture and Borisova Garden – the biggest park in Sofia, Eagle’s Bridge.

View the monument of Vassil Levski – a great Bulgarian national hero, Council of Ministers, Banya Bashi Mosque and St. Nedelya – an old metropolitan church.

Travel to the Administration of the President and National Archaeological Museum, former Royal Palace (now housing National Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum) and National Assembly Square, where in the middle of the square sits the impressive Tsar Osvoboditel (King Liberator) Monument erected in 1907 by the Italian sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi.

The tour will end at the reception of your hotel.

Private city tour of Sofia

Self-guided tour in Rila Monastery entrance ticket

  • Enjoy a day out at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Monastery of Saint Ivan
  • See the biggest and the most respected Bulgarian monastery
  • Explore the grounds at your own pace

Self-guided tour in Rila Monastery entrance ticket

Birdwatching tour to Dragoman Marsh from Sofia

Travel westwards from Sofia to the biggest Karst marsh in Bulgaria, the Dragoman Marsh, on a full-day birdwatching tour. Discover the diverse breeding bird fauna found in the presence of lower and higher Karst hills surrounding the marsh.

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred (1.5 hrs one way) westwards to the biggest Karst marsh in Bulgaria. The checklist here is especially varied from the spring to autumn since this wetland lies along the Via Aristotelis flyway and a big number of migranting birds use it as a stop-over.

Expected highlights in summer (end of May-July): Bittern, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Great Egret, Long-legged Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Short-toed Eagle, Water Rail, Ferruginous Duck, Black-headed Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Rock Bunting, Sombre Tit, Rock Thrush, Great Reed Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Lesser Grey Shrike, Short-toed Lark, Isabelline Wheatear, Stonechat, Black-headed Yellow Wagtail, Crag Martin

Birdwatching tour to Dragoman Marsh from Sofia

Full-day tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi from Sofia

Take a walking tour around the medieval hill-fortress of Tsarevets – the capital of Bulgaria from 12th till 14th century. Visit the astonishing Nativity of Jesus Church with an unique frescoes depicting 2000 biblical scenes and over 3500 images of saints. See the scenic architectural reserve of Arbanassi, located on a plateau granting visitors with superb views of the Balkan Mountains and Veliko Tarnovo.

Veliko Tyrnovo will teleport you back in time to the spectacular rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom (12-14 century).

By walking on the winding cobble streets, you will learn and feel how its proud population lived under the Turkish oppression, developing fabulous architectural masterpieces and established cohesive and powerful craftsmen’s guild. Hear the legends and stories, the interesting history and see the picturesque location of Arbanassi and Veliko Tyrnovo which gained them numerous fanatical admirers in Bulgaria and abroad, making the region a top tourist attraction on the Balkans.

The tour includes the most important sights: Tsarevets architectural and museum reserve (medieval stronghold), Samovodskata charshia (lively craftmen’s street), Assens’ monument and the museum village of Arbanassi – famous for its 17th and 18th architecture and the unique Church of the Nativity of Christ, with well preserved murals depicting over 2000 Old and New Testiment scenes.

Full-day tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi from Sofia

Iskar Reservoir kayaking experience from Sofia

Kayak on the Iskar Reservoir, Bulgaria’s largest reservoir, during an adventurous 8-hour experience from Sofia. Accompanied by a guide, receive instruction on the provided kayaking equipment and row as long as you feel comfortable.

Meet your guide at your central Sofia hotel at 9.00am for your 8-hour kayaking experience. If you lack prior training, learn how to use the equipment and strap yourself into a provided life jacket.

From there, set out onto the water of the Iskar Reservoir, the largest in Bulgaria. Row on clear blue water framed by lush shoreline. Explore nearby beaches and the opposite shore. Continue for as long as you prefer, rowing or resting to suit your ability.

At the conclusion of the kayaking adventure, your vehicle will return you to your Sofia hotel

Iskar Reservoir kayaking experience from Sofia

Vitosha Mountains hiking day trip with Dragalevtsi Monastery and Cherni Vruh climb

Explore the highest peak in Vitosha Mountains – at its foot lies the city of Sofia – is easily accessible. In this trekking tour to the top you will escape the city on a one and a half hours drive to Aleko Hut. Enjoy fantastic views of the Rila and Balkan Mountains as well as visiting Dragalevtsi Monastery en route.

From Aleko Hut, where you will leave your vehicle, the walk to the top will take about two hours, (+ 450 m). The slope is moderate, however you can choose a steep path if you prefer it and according to your wishes and abilities.

A marvelous view to Rila Mountains to the south and to Balkan Mountains to the north, is revealed from the top. A view to the city beneath will accompany you almost during the entire trekking. You can have lunch either at the small restaurant of the meteorological station at the top or at Aleko Hut.

This tour is run in the winter as well, where the tour operator will provide showshoes at no extra cost!!

Vitosha Mountains hiking day trip with Dragalevtsi Monastery and Cherni Vruh climb

Day trip to Plovdiv from Sofia

While visiting Bulgaria, you can’t miss a trip to one of the oldest cities in Europe. Plovdiv is an ancient city surrounded by the 7 hills and it is also the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia. In the past, it was inhabited by the Thracians, Romans, Goths, Slavs, and Ottomans, whose culture we can still admire at the Regional Ethnographic Museum.

The most spectacular attraction is the old part of the city, from which, walking along the charming narrow streets, you can reach the ancient Roman theatre and feel the glory of the old times.

Day trip to Plovdiv from Sofia

Day trek to Rila Mountains and Mt Mousala from Sofia

Mousala is the highest peak (at 2925 m) not only in Rila Mountains, but on the whole Balkan Peninsula. Join this trekking experience and lose yourself in breathtaking views.

Your morning starts early with a transfer to Borovets ski resort (it takes about 1 hour 15 min), where you will take the cabin lift to Yastrebets hut (2370 m). This is the starting point of your 3-hour trek to the peak (+600 m). You will be led by well trodden paths, but a rocky ground.

The view from the top is really splendid so you can spend a short time admiring the views before taking the lift back.

Day trek to Rila Mountains and Mt Mousala from Sofia

Horse riding in Sredna Gora

Enjoy Sredna Gora, the perfect location for horse riding, in the very center of Bulgaria. Around the town of Hissar you’ll find beautiful nature and nice side roads, on which galloping feels like a flight. End the ride in one of the mineral swimming pools in the area.

You will meet your horse in the riding base in Hissar. After some brief instructions you can start riding in the outskirts of the town along meadows, fields, vineyards and oak trees, following various routes either to the village of Starosel or to the mountains.

Enjoy the riding for about 4-5 hours, during which you can admire the surroundings of Hissar. The town itself is known for its 22 healing mineral springs and ancient Roman ruins, including a several km fortress wall, encircling the modern center.

Horse riding in Sredna Gora

Birdwatching in Vitosha Nature Park from Sofia

Take this day excursion to explore Vitosha Mountains highest peak, Cherni Vryh (The Black Peak) rising at 2290m and birdwatch with private transportation from your hotel included! This is the oldest nature park on the Balkans and the favorite hiking destinations for the inhabitants of the capital, located only one hours drive away.

Depending on the weather and your physical conditions you can either make a walk in the alpine parts first and then go to the woods or take a relaxed hike in the century-old spruce forest. From here choose to walk to the birding post or climb the peak (the uphill walk is just 1-1.30hrs from where your transportation is parked) and extend the trek to another famous part of the mountains – The Golden Bridges, passing along the backbone of the mountains, descending from the other side.

Expected highlights in summer (end of May-September): Pallid Swift, Nutcracker, Willow Tit, Black Woodpecker, Ring Ouzel, Water Pipit, Black Redstart, Crag Martin, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Common Crossbill etc.

Birdwatching in Vitosha Nature Park from Sofia

Full-day trip to Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv from Sofia

Join a full-day small group combo tour to two of the most beautiful towns in Bulgaria – Plovdiv and Koprivshitsa. The European Capital of Culture of 2019 is a must-see destination and the revival town of Koprivshitsa in not to be missed while in Bulgaria.

A 1.5-hour drive from Sofia will take you to the city of Plovdiv (the European Capital of Culture for 2019), Bulgaria’s second largest city and one of its oldest towns. During a 3 hour walk of the city you will discover history and culture behind a 7000-year old settlement, written by the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bulgarian civilizations.

Full-day trip to Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv from Sofia

Exclusive private tour to the Thracian Valley from Sofia

Your amiable professional guide will come to pick you up from the hotel and and will share with you the love for the area and the history of Bulgaria during this half-day tour. Participate in an Assembly workshop in Brestovitsa, taste the two red grape King varieties of the Thracian Valley, Mavrud and Rubin to create your own cuvée!

Enjoy a luxurious winegrower’s picnic in the vineyards facing the Rodope Mountains. Your guide will assist you during the Old Plovdiv tour, European Capital of Culture.

And finally, a tasting of products based on the emblematic Rose Damascena before returning to Sofia.

Exclusive private tour to the Thracian Valley from Sofia

Museum of Socialist Art guided tour in Sofia

Explore Bulgaria’s Socialist past with a 2-hour guided tour of the Museum of Socialist Art in the heart of Sofia. Through the museum’s collection of paintings, sculptures, and busts, as well as a short movie, learn about the history of Socialism in Sofia

Meet your guide at Sofia University for this 2-hour tour of Soviet history and Socialist art. View the Monument to the Soviet Army, a controversial installation in central Sofia, before continuing to the Museum Socialist Art via public transit. Take in a short film about Bulgaria’s Communist past to learn the historical background and deepen your understanding of the exhibitions.

As you wander through the museum, see busts of famous leaders like Georgi Dimitrov, Dimitar Blagoev, Vasil Kolarov, Todor Zhivkov, and Lenin. Gaze at typical Socialist Realism artwork, including statues of unknown partisans, workers, and the Red Army soldiers. Explore the exhibit of Socialist-era paintings, many depicting Stalin, Marx and Engels. Take a peek at the masterpiece of the museum, the great five-pointed red star which once was on top of the Party building in the center of Sofia. At the end of the tour, return to the city center.

Museum of Socialist Art guided tour in Sofia

One day hiking with snowshoes on Vitosha from Sofia

Explore the mountains in the winter and make your trail in the snow! Vitosha offers excellent conditions for winter walks and it is known as well organized network of hiking trails, beautiful scenery and unique views along the way. On the territory of the mountain is located Vitosha Nature Park – the oldest on the Balkans. You will experience an unforgettable winter fairy tale with the help of the oldest transportation in the snow – snowshoes!

One day hiking with snowshoes on Vitosha from Sofia

Communist Sofia walking tour

On this insightful and informative walking tour around Sofia, learn about Bulgaria’s Communist past with your English-speaking guide, who is also a history specialist. Meet your guide at 10.00am and spend the next three hours taking in the city’s key Communist sites.

The main focus of the tour is Bulgaria’s Communist past, and you’ll see traces of that history everywhere you venture. Begin at the Monument of the Soviet Army before hopping on trolley — a relic of older times — to the National Palace of Culture, which holds the annual congress of the Socialist Party (and which displays a piece of the Berlin Wall).

Next, meander down Vitosha Boulevard until you reach the former headquarters of the Communist Party, before heading to the site of the Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum. The tour winds down when you head to the antique market around the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, where you can pick up some Communist-era relics.

Communist Sofia walking tour

Everyday Sofia afternoon walking tour

  • Enjoy the Bulgarian capital with this superb walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Exploring the city from the local perspective
  • Sofia is a beautiful city which has a lot to offer. Enjoy the Bulgarian capital with this superb walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Book an afternoon walking tour in Sofia.

Everyday Sofia afternoon walking tour

Ultimate Sofia 2.5-hour walking tour

Depart from central Sofia on a 2.5-hour comprehensive guided walking tour to see the city’s highlights.

The tour includes all of the most prominent sights in Sofia! Travel to St. George Rotunda, the Administration of the President, National Archeological Museum, 16th century Banya Bashi Mosque and St. Nedelya – old metropolitan church

Next enjoy views of the National Theater, former Royal Palace (now housing National Revival Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum), St. Nikolay Russian Church and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Then, go to the National Assembly Square, where in the middle of the square sits the impressive Tsar Osvoboditel (King Liberator) monument erected in 1907 by the Italian sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi

Finally see the Holy Synod, St. Sofia Church, Bulgarian National Gallery for Foreign Art and Alexander Nevski Cathedral – the biggest one in Bulgaria (without entrance fee) and according to many – the most spectacular building in Sofia.

Ultimate Sofia 2.5-hour walking tour

Panoramic evening tour with Bulgarian folklore show and dinner in Sofia

After pick-up from your hotel in Sofia around 7 pm, you will admire Sofia’s main sights, all prettily illuminated in the darkness.
Pass the magnificent Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Bulgaria’s largest cathedral, and other impressive landmarks, including the National Library and Monument to Vasil Levski, a 19th-century Bulgarian national hero, as your guide shares tales about their history.

See the Presidency Building and Council of Ministers building, and have your camera ready for the former Royal Palace, now home to the National Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum. Admire the floodlit golden domes of the Russian Church, and pass the Central Military Club, National Parliament building, and National Palace of Culture, the city’s vast, Soviet-era concert and exhibition hall.

Take in the views from your coach and head to one of Sofia’s best folk-style restaurants. Hop out and take your seat in the charming interior, decorated in traditional Bulgarian style.

Then, savor a delicious Bulgarian dinner, enjoying a selection of popular national dishes. As you dine and relax, be treated to a colorful folklore show.

Bulgarian folklore show and dinner in Sofia

Cycling in the Balkan Mountains

Combine MB and road cycling for this tour on paved and dirt roads along two picturesque river valleys, where the remote mountain villages of Ogoya and Yablanitsa are situated.

Head to the southern slopes of the Balkan Range, just an hour drive from Sofia. This is a combined MB and road cycling tour along paved and dirt roads, following the path of two picturesque river valleys, where the charming villages of Ogoya and Yablanitsa are situated.

Enjoy their peaceful atmosphere, where the time seems to pass slowlier. Enjoy native wildlife along the way. The length of our route is about 20 km, but there is an option for 20 km more to the village of Rebrovo.

Cycling in the Balkan Mountains

Full-day trip to Rila Mountains and the Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia

Take a full-day trek to the Rila Mountains to leasurely walk among the nature of it’s Seven Rila Lakes. With your free time you will reach the highest lakes in Bulgaria and enjoy the superb scenery.

The Seven lakes of Rila are a group of glacial lakes situated between 2100 and 2500 m above sea level, surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys.

After a transfer of 1.5-hours you will reach the Panichishte resort area, where you’ll board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From here continue on foot to explore the cirque and its pearls – the Eye, the Tear, the Kidney, the Twins, the Trefoil, the Fish Lake and the Lower Lake.

The route is not difficult and can be altered on the spot depending on how fit you are, following either more gentle routes or steeper gradients.

Rila Mountains and the Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Belgium by Musement

Visit of the Museum Choco Story in Brussels

During your visit of Brussels, here is the visit not to be missed for all chocolate lovers. The Quality of Belgian chocolate is acknowledged worldwide. In Choco Story Brussels you will be invited to a travel towards the universe of chocolate from the making until the final product.

You will discover the history of the Aztecs and how cocoa arrived in Europe. Thanks to illustrations, informative panels, and a video, you’ll learn everything about the culture of cocoa and the transformation of cocoa into chocolate.

The highlight of the visit is the demonstration of artisanal pralines with a chocolate master. You will also have the chance to taste some of the finest chocolate during your visit and buy some delicious ones at the shop.

Visit of the Museum Choco Story in Brussels

Entrance ticket to Mini-Europe

Located at the foot of the Atomium, MINI-EUROPE is the only park where you can have a whistle-stop tour around Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique voyage ! Stroll amid the typical ambiance of the most beautiful towns of the Old Continent.

The incomparable chimes of Big Ben welcome you to the heart of London. The gondolas and mandolins will invite you to discover the charms of Venice. Follow the Thalys from Paris to the other end of France. You can make the models work yourself : the eruption of Vesuvius, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bullfight in Seville and many more… In total 350 models and animationssites in a quite unequalled craftmanship. Also don’t forget to visit the Spirit of Europe, full of interactive multimedia games.

Entrance ticket to Mini-Europe

Brussels City Card for 24h, 48h or 72h with public transportation or hop-on hop-off bus

  • Enjoy free access to 41 museums
  • Get discounts on tourist attractions and tours
  • Free ride on the hop-on hop-off bus (if selected)
  • Free public transportation (if selected)
  • Brussels City Card

Entrance ticket to Autoworld Brussels

An impressive historic building in Brussels, linked with automotive history, is home to Autoworld, the Belgian National Automobile Museum. Situated in the ‘Parc du Cinquantenaire’, the neo-classical building commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Kingdom of Belgium in 1880. From 1902 to 1936 it hosted motor­car and motorbike exhibitions. Since 1986 it has treasured the major part of Ghislain Mahy’s renowned classic car collection.

Over 300 vehicles, ranging from cars and trucks to motorcycles, are on permanent display. From the earliest models of the dis­tant past to contemporary cars that prefigure the automobile of tomorrow, visitors are guided through the motorcar’s history dating as far back as 1896.

Entrance ticket to Autoworld Brussels

Brussels hop-on hop-off bus pass

 

Get ready for the ultimate Brussels sightseeing journey and hop-on our bus tour at Central Station. The Blue Line is packed full of exciting places and activities! Hop-off at Rogier, Bus Stop 2 if you fancy a bit of shopping at Botanique mall, or if you prefer to stay outdoors, hop-off at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken to view the English Gothic style buildings. Hop-on again to continue your trip and visit Atomium, Brussels’ – most bizarre tourist attraction, the René Magritte Museum – the house of the artist -, and even the Koekelberg Basilica – the fifth largest church in the world. Why not mix your journey up and hop-on to the red bus tour line?

Remember you can switch between bus tour lines whenever you want!

Brussels hop-on hop-off bus pass

Antwerp City Card for 24h, 48h and 72h

  • Discover the best of Antwerp
  • Enjoy free entry to all Antwerp museums
  • Limitless use of the public transport in Antwerp
  • Choose between 3 options: 24, 48 or 72-hours
  • This card is your handy and inexpensive guide to discover the city. Depending on the time you wish to spend in Antwerp, you can choose a 24-, 48- or 72-hour formula. You get free access or a discount at all must-sees in the city and get to use public transport for free.

Ghent and Bruges Tour from Brussels

Discover two of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow our guide back in time!

Ghent’s medieval architecture and youthful vibrant atmosphere will impress you. We visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb painting (optional), and walk along the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the picturesque medieval harbour Graslei and many more highlights.

In Bruges, you enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Our guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. You also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals.

Ghent and Bruges Tour from Brussels

Train World entrance tickets

Discover the Train Word museum which was awarded three stars for the 4th consecutive year in the 2019 Michelin Guide!

Located in the railway station of Schaerbeek, the oldest in Brussels, Train World combines the fascinating story of the train throughout the centuries with a look into the future.

From the very first steam locomotives to high-speed trains, you’ll discover the most beautiful and unique pieces from the history of the Belgian railways (5 steam engines, authentic railway cottages among others) amid an unforgettable scenography

Train World entrance tickets

Guided boat trip in the historic center of Gent

Departing from the Graslei, you’ll get on board of an informative cruise of 40 minutes through the historical city center of Gent. You’ll travel back to the Middle Ages and learn about the prestigious past of the city. You’ll pass by the beautiful house fronts of the Graslei, the big old meat-market, the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts

Guided boat trip in the historic center of Gent

Guided cruise with 1 Gulden Draak Beer included

Experience Gent along the water, a unique opportunity to visit the city while enjoying a Gulden Draak beer.

Departing from the Graslei, you’ll get on board of an informative cruise of 40 minutes through the historical city center of Gent. You’ll travel back to the Middle Ages and learn about the prestigious past of the city. You’ll pass by the beautiful house fronts of the Graslei, the big old meat-market, the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts.

Guided cruise with 1 Gulden Draak Beer included

Brussels Atomium – European capital sightseeing tour

Our visit begins at the majestic Grand Place which was the cradle of medieval Brussels. The coach will take us to Saint-Michael’s cathedral. We will make a brief stop at the famous Atomium and drive along the marvelous Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower.

From the Royal Residence we will return to the city center to visit the cozy Sablon district, with its numerous antique shops. We show you the stunning Palace of Justice and the Royal Palace. The next part of our tour covers the district with the headquarters of the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council of Europe. The end of this tour is near the central railway station.

Brussels Atomium – European capital sightseeing tour

Delicious Brussels food Tour

Take part to our walk and discover the most secret places of Brussels with our guide. You will see the underground river and discover the oldest and coziest pubs in town. You will hear the terrifying story of the murder of the Franciscan monks and you will discover many breathtaking mysteries of Brussels.

Chocolate is the quintessential symbol of Belgium. It was in Brussels that the praline was invented at the turn of the 20th century. Moreover Brussels is also home to an endlessly large variety of other culinary treats such as macaroons, cherry beer, waffles, sprouts and mussels from Brussels, the Belgians have developed a whole culture around gastronomy. With so many options available to you it can be hard to pin down where to go and what to taste. Join our delicious guided walk and get a local’s viewpoint on what to do and see, where to shop and eat during your visit.

Delicious Brussels food Tour

Amsterdam day trip from Brussels

Do not miss the opportunity to visit bustling Amsterdam while visiting Belgium! Upon arrival in Amsterdam, visit a local crafts center and discover the production of Holland’s pride: traditional cheeses and clogs.

You will have time for a short photo break near a traditional quaint Dutch windmill.Explore the heart of Amsterdam, passing the Dutch National Bank and the former Heineken brewery museum. You can embark on an optional guided boat tour that takes you along Amsterdam’s picturesque canals. This is an unforgettable way to discover the old city and it is undoubtedly the number one attraction of Holland’s capital. Next stop is Amsterdam’s most famous square called the “DAM”. The guide takes you on a brief guided walk to the Royal Palace and other highlights of the city. Then it is time for you to enjoy some free time in the shopping streets or visit the flower market.

Amsterdam day trip from Brussels

‘Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution’ Entrance Ticket with audioguide

In 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent (MSK) is organizing the biggest Jan van Eyck exhibition ever seen. Worldwide, there are only some twenty works by this Flemish Master preserved, over half of which are traveling to Ghent. There, they are being brought together with work from Van Eyck’s studio, copies of paintings that have gone missing over time and more than 100 masterpieces from the late Middle Ages.

The eight restored exterior panels from The Ghent Altarpiece stand at the center of the exhibition. For the first and last time in history, an exhibition outside of St-Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent will confront these revolutionary panels with other works by the master and his most gifted contemporaries.

“Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution” is absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Never before could one admire so many Van Eyck’s in a single place and come closer to his mastery. Several pieces are even being restored specifically for the occasion. As such, we are offering the visitors the same astonishment that Van Eyck’s contemporaries experienced when they saw his work for the first time. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the experience!

Photo credit: The Annunciation Diptych, c. 1433-1435, Museo Nacional Thyssen-

‘Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution’

Antwerp day trip from Brussels

Our guide will take to the main attractions of the city such as the railway station, one of the most stunning buildings in Europe. You will see Our Lady Cathedral, the largest gothic church in the Low Countries and its countless invaluable paintings by world class artists of the 17th century. The absolute masterpieces, however, are the Rubens paintings.

Our guided walk through the old city starts at the Steen, the impressive 13th century castle that guarded the city and its port. We will take you to the gothic guild houses at the Market Square. The river Scheldt is the cradle of Antwerp where the city built the MAS-museum, famous for its spectacular views of the harbor and the old city. In your free time, do not miss to taste the local beer called a ’ Bolleke’.

Antwerp day trip from Brussels

Tasting tour of the best artisan chocolatiers in Brussels

On the Cocoa Journey Chocolate Tour, you’ll have a guided degustation tour of only the best artisanal chocolatiers, not the mass producers. These chocolatiers have won prestigious awards, and there’s a reason for that! You’ll taste 12 exquisitely delicious chocolate tastings in total, guided by a trained chocolate expert, and learn how to taste chocolate, as well as understand what sets these chocolatiers apart from the rest. You’ll also uncover the secrets of chocolate’s bean-to-bar process, and pose any chocolate questions you’d like! … all the while touring Brussels city center, including the famous Grand Place, ‘the most beautiful square in Europe’ and the historical Galeries Royales St Hubert.

Tasting tour of the best artisan chocolatiers in Brussels

Brussels Atomium and Brussels delicious combo tour

Start your visit at the majestic Grand Place which was the cradle of medieval Brussels. The coach will take you to Saint-Michael’s cathedral. Then you will make a brief stop at the famous Atomium and drive along the marvelous Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower. From the Royal Residence we will return to the city center to visit the cozy Sablon district, with its numerous antique shops. The next part of our tour covers the district with the headquarters of the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council of Europe. On your walk your guide will also disclose to you the most secret places of Brussels

Then you will uncover secrets places with your guide and taste an endlessly large variety of treats such as macaroons, cherry beer, waffles, sprouts and mussels. The Belgians have developed a whole culture around gastronomy. Your guide will be more than delighted to give you advice on what to do & see, where to shop & eat during your visit

Brussels Atomium and Brussels delicious combo tour

Shopping session at Maasmechelen Village from Brussels

Spend a day at Maasmechelen Village which gathers more than 100 outlet boutiques uniting more than 150 luxury brands such as Calvin Klein, HUGO BOSS , Kipling, Links of London, Lacoste, Versace, 7 For All Mankind, Peuterey, Sarah Pacini, UGG ® Australia, Ted Baker, Guess and Le Creuset amongst the international brands. Discover also many local brands such as Stijn Helsen, Essentiel, River Woods and Scapa.

All these prestigious brands propose throughout the whole year their collection at reduced prices of – 30 % up to – 60 % of the regular price so do not miss the chance to make good deals.

Shopping session at Maasmechelen Village from Brussels

Luxembourg and Dinant daytrip from Brussels

Luxembourg is a modern and vibrant city with a rich history and impressive architecture. In the old part of city, our guide will take you to the cathedral, the Palace of the Grand Duke and the Place des Armes.

In the lower part of the city you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Kirchberg district, home to several European institutions. In the valley, we will show you a trail of casemates, the abbey of Neunmünster, the city walls and the picturesque sites along the river Alzette. After some free time in the city, we will visit the quaint town of Dinant, with its fifteenth century collegial, its citadel and its saxophone museum (optional).

The return drive to Brussels will take you through the valley of the Meuse.

Luxembourg and Dinant daytrip from Brussels

Belgian Chocolate Truffle Workshop and Chocolate Secrets

Learn the art of making chocolate from a passionate chocolate expert, who will lead you step-by-step in making your own irresistible chocolates. This class will be completely hands-on, deep in chocolate!
Sound like a dream? Come join us!

The Belgian Chocolate Truffle Workshop & Chocolate Secrets includes a 1.5 hour hands-on truffle-rolling and mendiant-making workshop, where you’ll learn how to temper chocolate, enrobe & roll scrumptious truffles, as well as make classic mendiants – and uncover the secrets of chocolate-making from bean to bar. You’ll enjoy tasting your fresh, creamy truffles on the spot, as well as bringing plenty of your own hand-made chocolates back with you, for yourselves or friends.

Belgian Chocolate Truffle Workshop and Chocolate Secrets

Flander Fields full-day Tour from Brussels

Departing from Bruxelles, join our Flander fields tour and discover the story of the WW1. The visit will start at the moving German Cemetery, from where you will reach the WW1 trenches. Then you will visit the Essex Farm Cemetery, where John McCrae wrote the famous poem In Flanders Fields after a friend’s burial on the site.

At The Brooding Soldier, you will see a statue towering over Langemark in permanent honor of the Canadian resistance during the German gas attack of 1915, followed by a moment for commemoration and photos.

After lunch, you will head to Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, and Hill 60 or Hill 62. In Ypres, we will discover the stories behind four years of trench war in the In Flanders Fields Museum. The last appointment of the day will be the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, a daily tribute to all of Britain’s missing soldiers and officer

Flander Fields full-day Tour from Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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