Thursday, 07 June 2012 For the Carnival Breeze s inaugural season in Europe, CarnivalCruise Lines has assembled a diverse array of shore excursions withmore than 180 different choices, including several selectexperiences that allow guests to enjoy once-in-a-lifetimeopportunities in a more personalized setting. Carnival Breeze s inaugural European season kicked off June 3 andruns through October 25, 2012, providing guests with myriadopportunities to experience and explore stunning and beautifulports in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, France, Spain, and MonteCarlo. The wide-ranging excursions provide Carnival Breeze guests with aseemingly endless variety of unforgettable landside experiences,from guided tours of famous museums and centuries-old architecturalmarvels to touring the lush European countryside and savoring localcuisine and wine. Guests can also enjoy more active pursuits suchas exploring dormant volcanoes, cycling or kayaking along abeautiful coastline. |
Here s a sampling of some of the many exciting tours available: Three Island Yacht Cruise (Dubrovnik, Croatia) -- Island hoppinghas never been so much fun! On this five-hour excursion, guests canexplore the stunning Elaphati Islands Lokrum, Kolocep, and Lopud while sipping chilled wine aboard a luxury yacht. The islandshave a rich history legend has it that Richard the Lion Heartwas cast ashore here in 1192 after surviving a shipwreck whilereturning from the Crusades. The day begins with a visit to LokrumIsland, where guests can tour a 12th century monastery built byBenedictine monks, while Kolocep, the smallest of the Elaphitiislands, is distinguished by 15th century mansions, vineyards andolive groves. Concluding the tour is a stop at Lopud where guestscan swim, stroll along the promenade, or savor local Croatiandelicacies. Essence of Tuscany (Livorno, Italy) - Guests can create their own Under the Tuscan Sun experience visiting the magnificent townof San Gimignano, the stunning backdrop for the popular book andmovie about the fabled city which is distinguished by the"Manhattan of Tuscany," a skyline dotted with towers dating back tothe 11th to 13th centuries.
After enjoying a traditional Italianmeal in a nearby farmhouse, guests explore Siena, amazingly rich inmasterpieces of art and nestled atop three hills with ancientstructures such as the Torre del Mangia bell tower rising more than300 feet high and Duomo of Siena and the Battistero, both adornedwith a variety of frescoes, sculptures and painting masterpiecescreated by some of the country s most famous artists. Mt. Etna at 2,900 Feet (Messina, Italy) - On thisseven-and-a-half-hour excursion, guests are taken to Europe'slargest active volcano where they can tour Mt. Etna's famousSilvestri Crater located 2,000 feet above sea level. From there,guests board a six-person cable car for the journey down into thecrater before embarking on a 4 x 4 Mercedes ride to reach theultimate peak at an awe-inspiring 2,900 feet above sea level.
Following an exhilarating off-road adventure, guests are taken on aguided tour where they are provided a detailed overview of Mt.Etna s history followed by a delicious lunch at a localrestaurant. Secrets of Naples (Naples, Italy) During this five-hour journey, guests can stroll along the narrow streets of the Spacca-Napoliquarter, full of life with boutiques specializing in antiques andbooks, tiny grocery stores and fruit stands. The day continueswith a visit to San Domenico Square and its namesake church, and anexploration of the underground caves of Naples, home to the ancientRoman Aqueducts. No visit to Naples is complete without a samplingof the city s famous pizza and guests will learn how to preparethe delicious pies using traditional wood-burning ovens.
Vatican Gardens, St. Peter s & Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy) --The amazing Vatican Gardens and the beauty of Rome are on fulldisplay during this private 10-hour tour, which also includes atypical Italian lunch. After arriving in breathtaking St. Peter sSquare, guests enter Vatican City through the gate of St.
UffizioSquare where they enjoy panoramic views of its magnificent gardensand enchanting fountains before touring St. Peter s Basilica. Theday concludes with a tour of Roman highlights such as the SpanishSteps, Navona Square, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.
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