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Tenerife, Canary Islands

Beach Express 7 - 7.5 hours
Bask beneath the warm sun, soak up the rejuvenating blue waters of the Atlantic or take a dip in a pool at a five-star hotel during an all-day visit to the paradise oasis of El Duque Beach.

Sit back, relax and revel in the breathtaking coastal sights of Tenerife as you journey southwest aboard an air-conditioned motor coach to one of the island's most famous vacation destinations, Costa Adeje. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and stunning panorama of sun, sand and surf, Costa Adeje boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands, El Duque Beach, and is home to the prestigious Hotel Dreamplace Gran Tacande where you will be making your stay.

Upon your arrival, feel free to enjoy the day as you choose. Step back in time as you wander the grounds of the illustrious hotel and take in the distinct architectural styles that reflect the colonial period of Canary history. Sunbathe on a cozy lawn chair and marvel at the panoramic views of sprawling sand and sea. Stroll along the breathtaking coastline and take in the local sights, or immerse yourself in the cool ocean water for an unforgettable snorkeling adventure with family and friends. Delight in a delicious lunch, and revel in the breathtaking mountain and ocean views that seemingly surround you at every turn. After your approximate six-hour visit, relax and take in the sights of Tenerife during your return motor coach ride back to the ship.
Price: $119 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $59 (ages 3-9)(Child)
Mount Teide National Park 4 - 4.5 hours
Discover the barren beauty of Mount Teide National Park, home to the world's third largest volcano and the Parador Hotel, during an unforgettable half-day excursion - perfect for the entire family.

Embark on a panoramic, air-conditioned motor coach drive along the stunning natural terrain of Tenerife, past rolling green foothills and secluded seaside vistas, and make your way to the cultural and religious capital of Tenerife, La Laguna, in the Aguere Valley. From there, explore a world seemingly frozen in time as you make your way to the dramatic landscape of Mount Teide National Park. Declared a national park in 1954, Mount Teide National Park includes the towering Mount Teide volcano, which stands at an impressive 12,000 feet high, and an enormous volcanic crater 29 miles in circumference.

At the park, enjoy a picturesque drive through the volcanic region, amidst a lunar landscape of vast flatlands, rocky climbs and volcanic tunnels, and take in several photo stops along the way. Revel in the spectacular views afforded by the Ortuño, Las Cumbres, Strata Cake and Ucanca Valley look-out points, and marvel at the lunar landscape that has been host to a number of Hollywood films, like "Star Wars." Journey to the heart of the crater for a visit to the Parador Hotel Visitors' Centre and stand in the shadows of the majestic Roques de García. After your 30-minute break, unwind with an approximate 80-minute drive back to the ship.
Price: $39 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $29 (ages 3-9)(Child)

Golf Challenge (7.5 - 8 hours)
Hit the links at spectacular Golf del Sur in Tenerife amidst an island oasis of verdant fairways and black volcanic sand.

Try to break par amidst a breathtaking panorama of black-sand bunkers, cactus plants and sprawling ocean views at Golf del Sur, the picturesque 18-hole, par-72 golf course in spectacular Tenerife, home to a host of PGA European Tour events. Beautifully designed by Pepe Gancedo, Golf del Sur boasts 800-square meters of rolling hills and wide fairways, providing a challenge to everyone from the high handicapper to the consummate golf professional. Featuring practice facilities, a tennis court, lawn bowl greens, a pro shop and a charming restaurant and bar for your convenience and enjoyment, Golf del Sur offers an first-class environment to improve your swing and practice your putting - and is certain to provide you with a memorable sojourn from the ship.
Price: $159 (ages 16 and up)(Adult), N/A(Child)

Tenerife, Teide, & the Garden of the Valley 7.5 - 8 hours
Surround yourself with the unspoiled beauty of the island during an all-day tour of Tenerife's most exquisite sites, including Las Cañadas National Park, the botanical garden in Puerto de la Cruz, and Humbolt Belvedere in the Orotava Valley.

Surrender to the natural splendor of Tenerife as you journey north aboard an air-conditioned motor coach to the picturesque village of La Esperanza, and the lush pine forest that shares its name. Take in a photo stop at Mirador de Ortuño and Mirador de la Cumbres, and lose yourself in the endless natural panorama, before making your way through the "Gateway" town of El Portilo, to Las Cañadas National Park, home to a miles-long volcanic crater. Brimming with brilliantly colored black, red and white rocks, Las Cañadas is dominated by the towering Mount Teide volcano. Journey to the crater's center and visit the Parador Hotel Visitors' Centre for a refreshment break before stepping outside to glimpse the majestic Roques de García.

Following your visit, travel down the mountain to the garden of Tenerife, in the lush, green Orotava Valley. Brimming with banana plantations and vineyards, the sprawling vistas were one of the naturalist Humboldt's favorites. Delight in a 15-minute stop at the Humbolt Belvedere, and surrender to the sprawling views of flora and fauna - from the mountains to the sea. Take a detour to La Orotava, the age-old seat of the town's aristocracy, boasting traditional Spanish architecture, before savoring the flavor of a delicious lunch in the famous resort town of Puerto de la Cruz. Then, visit the historical botanical gardens of Jardin Botanico, created in 1788 by King Carlos III, and behold the over 4,000 plant varieties on display. After your 30-minute visit at the garden, unwind with a 45-minute drive back to the ship.
Price: $79 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $39 (ages 3-9)(Child)

Tenerife North Coast and Pueblo Chico 7 - 7.5 hours
Explore the historic towns of Orotava, Icod and Garachico on a guided tour of Tenerife's north coast, and uncover the history and traditions of the Canary Islands in miniature during a stop at Pueblo Chico.

Behold a stunning panorama of scenic ocean views, sprawling green hills and rocky climbs as you journey via air-conditioned motor coach along the verdant north coast of Tenerife to the market town of Orotava, one of the oldest towns on the island. Once there, embark on a walking tour, past well-shaded squares and small-city alleyways, to the old historic center and explore the 17th-century Casa de los Balcones, which stands as a testament to Tenerife's traditional architectural style. After your hour-long visit, make your way past banana plantations, orchards and vineyards to the town of Icod, home to the oldest Dragon Tree in the world. Soak up the serene atmosphere of the town, which includes numerous shrines and plazas, for approximately 45 minutes before making way to the old treasure port of Garachico.

Upon your arrival at the original capital of Tenerife, Garachico, make your way along the narrow cobblestone streets and marvel at the cottages and mansions that surround you at every turn. Visit the Castillo de San Miguel, with its spectacular ocean views, and get a glimpse of the rock bathing pools that are situated just behind the castle. After your 45-minute visit, make your way to Pueblo Chico in the Orotava Valley, and enjoy a delicious lunch before discovering the history of the Canary Islands and its people through a myriad of highly-detailed miniature models. Revel in the accuracy of a duck pond in the La Laguna replica and marvel at the minute details of the vineyards of Lanzarote facsimile during a walking tour that will amaze both children and adults alike. After your two-hour visit, unwind with a relaxing 45-minute drive back to the ship.
Price: $65 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $35 (ages 3-9)(Child)

Puerto De La Cruz and Orotava Valley (4 - 4.5 hours)
Withdraw to an enchanting world of beauty and tranquility in the Orotava Valley and at Sitio Litre, before surrendering to the hustle and bustle of historic Puerto de la Cruz.

Journey north on a relaxing drive aboard a comfortable air-conditioned motor coach, past the former capital of La Laguna with its majestic palaces, to the "garden of Tenerife," the lush, green Orotava Valley. Brimming with banana plantations and vineyards, the naturalist Humboldt described the natural amphitheatre-like vista one of his favorites. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Humbolt Belvedere, and surrender to the sprawling views of flora and fauna - from the mountains to the sea - and understand in just a glance why the ancient people believed the land belonged to the daughters of the evening star.

From your elevated perch, proceed down the hill to the world-renowned resort town of Puerto de la Cruz and make your way to the Sitio Litre orchid garden for a celebration in sight and smell. Originally located at the site of an 18th-century monastery, Sitio Litre was designed by English merchant Archibald Little in 1774 and includes a collection of over 350 different types of orchids. Stroll through the tranquil grounds and breathe in the intoxicating scents of an unspoiled paradise brimming with color. Then, delight in a light snack amidst the breathtaking garden backdrop before embarking on an unguided tour of Puerto de la Cruz. Wander through the picturesque Charco Square, marvel at the century-old buildings in the "old town," or embark on a shopping adventure amidst the elegant boutiques in the "new town." After your hour-long visit in the city, unwind with a 45-minute drive back to the ship.
Price: $29 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $19 (ages 3-9)(Child)

Gardens of the Valley (4 - 4.5 hours)
Lose yourself in a magical wonderland of flowers and plants at Jardin Botanico and Sitio Litre during a walking tour designed for nature lovers.

Journey by air-conditioned motor coach to the premier vacation destination of Puerto de la Cruz nestled amidst the picture-perfect Orotava Valley with its gentle sloping hills and seaside views. Once there, make your way to the historical botanical garden of Jardin Botanico, which was created in 1788 by King Carlos III as an experiment to determine if non-native plants could thrive in Tenerife's warm climate. Needless to say, the experiment was a success. Featuring 4,000 plant varieties, including cinnamon trees, tulip trees, coffee bushes and mango trees, Jardin Botanico is a welcome oasis for the entire family, boasting beautiful hothouse orchids and a huge South American fig tree.

After your 45-minute tour of Jardin Botanico, journey by motor coach to the oldest garden in all of Tenerife, the Sitio Litre, and withdraw to an enchanting world of beauty and tranquility. Originally located at the site of an 18th-century monastery, Sitio Litre was designed by English merchant Archibald Little in 1774 and includes a collection of over 350 different types of orchids. Stroll through the illustrious grounds, which were at one time the haunt of such notable personalities as Oscar Wilde and Agatha Christie, and breathe in the intoxicating scents of an unspoiled paradise brimming with color. Savor the flavor of a light snack amidst the breathtaking garden backdrop during a delightful live performance of a local trio of troubadours, and receive a special floral gift, before embarking on a 40-minute drive back to the ship.
Price: $59 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $39 (ages 3-9)(Child)

Loro Parque (8.5 - 9 hours)
Spend the day with parrots, dolphins, apes and killer whales at Loro Parque on this fun-filled excursion for the entire family!

Get a glimpse of Tenerife's lush landscape during a scenic air-conditioned motor coach ride to the beautiful resort town of Puerto de la Cruz. Journey past gentle hillside climbs and scenic seaside coves as you make your way to the world-class wildlife confines of Loro Parque, home to the largest collection of parrots in the world and the largest dolphin aquarium in Europe. Founded in 1972, the Loro Parque's mission has been to rescue, protect and educate the public on animals from around the globe, both large and small. Upon your arrival, delight in a day of thrilling animal shows, starring parrots, dolphins and sea lions, and embark on an exploration of a vast array of animal exhibitions and aquariums.

Marvel at the big cats at Tiger Island and enjoy a laugh as a bevy of penguins bob in and out of their icy ocean aquarium amidst a wonderland of falling snow at Planet Penguin. Wave hello to the great apes at Goriland, or splash it up with a pod of killer whales during the Orca Ocean shows. Feel your heart race as you get an up-close and personal look at a school of sharks through an underwater glass tunnel or wander the stunning aquarium, which houses over 20,000 marine animals. Stroll through the Orchid House and revel in a kaleidoscope of colors and scents before sitting down to enjoy a delightful lunch. Enjoy the seven-hour visit at your own pace, but be sure to visit the world-famous parrots, the "unofficial" mascots of the park, before your return back to the ship.
Price: $110 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $55 (ages 3-9)(Child)

Catamaran Adventure 6 - 6.5 hours
Sail through the mesmerizing Atlantic off the coast of Tenerife and keep an eye out for dolphins and whales before anchoring at La Caleta Beach for some fun in the sun, sand and surf.

Embark on a panoramic, air-conditioned 50-minute motor coach drive along the stunning coastline of Tenerife, past the charming village of Los Cristianos, and make your way to Puerto Colon amidst the world-renowned resort town of Playa de Las Americas. Once there, board the Freebird Catamaran and embark on a journey through the tranquil-blue waters off Tenerife's stunning coastline in search of the region's friendly inhabitants, the Pilot whale and Bottlenose dolphin. Be sure to keep your eyes open because you may just get the rare chance to spot a Blue or Humpback whale. Relax amidst the boat's comfortable and spacious seating, enjoy an onboard lunch, and take in the incisive commentary about the area's fascinating marine life.

During your ocean adventure, set a course for stunning La Caleta Beach where a spectacular seaside vista awaits. Immerse yourself in a snorkeling adventure and marvel at a myriad of underwater life. Bask beneath the golden sun on the sprawling warm sand or wander the breathtaking coastline and take in the local sights. Relax and rejuvenate in paradise for approximately two hours before your return journey back to Puerto Colon, and your 50-minute motor coach ride back the port.
Price: $99 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $49 (ages 5-9)(Child)

Mount Teide Jeep Safari (4 - 4.5 hours)
Embark on a wild ride through the back roads of Mount Teide National Park or delight in an unforgettable hiking adventure through Tenerife's rugged terrain.

Journey along roads less traveled as you make your way via 4x4 Jeep convoy to one of Tenerife's most scenic areas, the vast wooded area of Esperanza Forest. Take in a quick stop and marvel at the spectacular views above the cascading tree-tops, and revel in the majestic sight of the dormant Mount Teide volcano, before making your way to Mount Teide National Park. Once there, take a rip-roaring drive through the volcanic region of the park, amidst a lunar landscape of vast flatlands, rocky climbs and volcanic tunnels. Wind your way past small picturesque towns including Vilafor, Spain's highest village, and journey to the northern part of the island, passing 1000-year-old trees along the way.

Break away from the confines of your Jeep and get an even closer look at the awesome natural territory of surrounding Mount Teide during an optional hike through the rugged terrain on foot. Accompanied by a certified tour guide, traipse through lush flora, over rocky bluffs, and revel in the dramatic landscapes that surround you at nearly every turn. Withdraw to a hilltop perch offering spectacular seaside views and stand in awe at the unforgettable sight of the miles-long crater at the base of the towering volcano. After your hike, catch up with the Jeep Safari group and begin your 45-minute return ride back to the ship.
Price: $99 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $49 (ages 5-9)(Child)

Mercedes Forest and Taganana (4 - 4.5 hours)
Surround yourself in the stunning views offered by the Pico del Ingles and Cruz del Carmen, visit the hidden village of Taganana and explore the age-old Church of the Holy Christ in La Laguna.

Lose yourself to the rocky peaks and green flora of Tenerife during an air-conditioned motor coach tour, passing the quaint fishing village of San Andreas, and climb the highest point in the areas, El Bailadero, for a spectacular view of the sprawling landscape. Surrender to the sprawling seaside panorama of Las Terresitas Beach, and breathe in the fresh salty air. Make your way through a mountain tunnel to the opposite side of the Anaga mountains and journey to the hidden village of Taganana, renowned for its picturesque vineyards. Savor the flavor of a glass of wine (or a sparkling soda) at a local restaurant and enjoy a brief stroll through the town before journeying to the Pico del Ingles to revel in a breathtaking panorama of the village of Pedro Alvarez against the neighboring mountains. Travel east along a winding road through the tropical forest and low-lying clouds to another scenic rest spot, Cruz del Carmen, and take in even more spectacular views of rolling green vegetation and jagged mountain bluffs.

From Cruz de Carmen, withdraw to the Aguere Valley, home to the second largest city in Tenerife, La Laguna, founded in the 15th century. Once there, embark on a tour of the historic Church of the Holy Christ, listed as a cultural monument in 2003 by the Canary Island Government. Marvel at the mesmerizing 15th-century Santisimo Cristo crucifix and lose yourself to the historic splendor of age-old Spain. Finally, sit back and relax during your 30-minute return trip back to the ship.
Price: $39 (ages 10 and up)(Adult), $29 (ages 3-9)(Child)

Tenerife Wine Experience (3 - 3.5 hours)
Sip from the grapes of some of the finest wines in all the world at La Baranda and Bodegas Alvaro during this scenic tour of the vineyards of El Sauzai and Tacoronte.

Surrender to the picture-perfect views of rolling green foothills brimming with ripened grapes at El Sauzai and Tacoronte during a 30-minute, air-conditioned motor coach drive through the tranquil wine country of Tenerife, and make your way to the 17th-century estate of La Baranda. Once there, explore the Museum of Vine and Wine with its fascinating multimedia exhibits recalling the history of the area's famous wine-making. Tour the illustrious cellar, home to many of the world's most popular wines, and savor the flavor of red, white or rose wine over a delightful selection of authentic Spanish tapas.

After your visit, embark on a 10-minute journey to Bodegas Alvaro, boasting the largest collection of wines in the Canary Islands, and explore the vast cellar brimming with the aroma of fresh grapes. Enjoy a glass of red, white or rose wine, savor a splash of the Cava and Moscatel wines, and sample a local herb liquor, while delighting in another serving of traditional Spanish tapas. Surround yourself in the panoramic beauty of the countryside and lose yourself in the serenity of the region, before embarking on your 30-minute drive back to the ship.
Price: $49 (ages 21 and up)(Adult), N/A(Child)


   


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