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Germany, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands

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Boarding Dates
04/21/2014

Duration
9 nights

Cruise - MSC Magnifica cruise ship
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MSC Magnifica: a revolutionary and ground-breaking cruise ship which marries extraordinary comfort with pioneering design and technology. She offer's outstanding energy efficiency and environmental performance.
Cruise Itinerary
Day Date Port Arrival Departure Activity*
1 Mon Apr 21 Hamburg .... 18:30 Docked
2 Tue Apr 22 At Sea .... .... ...
3 Wed Apr 23 South Queensferry 08:00 20:00 Tender
4 Thu Apr 24 At Sea .... .... ...
5 Fri Apr 25 Dover 08:00 18:00 Docked
6 Sat Apr 26 Le Havre 07:00 19:00 Docked
7 Sun Apr 27 St Peter Port 08:00 14:00 Tender
8 Mon Apr 28 Zeebrugge 09:00 18:00 Docked
9 Tue Apr 29 Amsterdam 08:00 15:00 Docked
10 Wed Apr 30 Hamburg 10:30 .... Docked
*Information subject to change based on anchorage availability.
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Interior Staterooms
Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer.  151 sq ft.


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Oceanview Staterooms
Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. 183 sq ft.


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Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. Superior Balcony: 234 sq ft (191 sq ft + 43 sq ft balcony); Standard Balcony:199 sq ft (161 sq ft + 38 sq ft balcony).


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Balcony Suite

Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with tub. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. Deluxe Balcony Suites:331 sq ft (233 sq ft + 98 sq ft balcony). Balcony Suites:290 sq ft (222 sq ft + 68 sq ft balcony).



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 SOQ01 - EDINBURGH HIGHLIGHTS & CASTLE (approx 4.5 hours) - South Queensferry, United King
    This tour will take you to Edinburgh, Scotland’s magnificent capital city, dramatically set atop a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. The tour proper begins with a fascinating city tour including most of Edinburgh’s historical monuments and sights in both the medieval old town and the 18th century new town. After that, you will continue on to visit Edinburgh Castle, whose medieval outline dominates the centre of the city and has been home to many Scottish kings and queens throughout the centuries. Following the castle visit, you will be driven down Edinburgh’s historical Royal Mile. Also on the itinerary are Holyrood Palace, Queen Elizabeth II’s Edinburgh residence, and the extensive, rather wild Royal Park, where you will climb up to Arthur’s Seat for some beautiful views across the city. The tour then goes on to the Georgian new town with its elegant townhouses and private parks before heading back to the ship at South Queensferry. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Some areas of the Castle are not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. All the sites except the Castle will be visited from outside. Taking pictures or shooting videos inside the Castle is prohibited.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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 SOQ02 - EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING TOUR (approx. 6.5 hours) - South Queensferry, United King
    This tour will take you to Edinburgh, Scotland’s magnificent capital city, dramatically set atop a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. The tour includes a 2-hour bus drive around the city and plenty of time at leisure to explore the city centre at your pace. You will begin with a fascinating city tour by bus including most of Edinburgh’s historical monuments and sights in both the medieval old town and the 18th century new town, including a drive down Edinburgh’s historical Royal Mile. Also on the itinerary are Holyrood Palace, Queen Elizabeth II’s Edinburgh residence and the extensive, rather wild Royal Park, where you will climb up to Arthur’s Seat for some beautiful views across the city. The town also boasts an unrivalled number of art galleries and museums, relative to its size and population, like the National Museum on the Mound. The tour then goes on to the Georgian new town with its elegant townhouses and private parks before having free time to explore or to have lunch (not included). Have your camera at the ready to capture all the fabulous sights that Edinburgh has to offer. Return to the ship at South Queensferry. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $45.00Children


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 SOQ03 - THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA (approx. 4.5 hours) - South Queensferry, United King
     Get a taste of a champagne lifestyle on this trip to Queen Elizabeth II’s private yacht. Once described as her floating palace and her ”home away from home”, the Royal Yacht Britannia epitomises style and luxury, and affords a unique insight into the British Royal Family. After reaching Edinburgh, Scotland’s magnificent capital city, you will proceed to Leith, Edinburgh’s port, where the Royal Yacht Britannia is moored. As the venue of glittering state and official occasions, the Royal Yacht remains one of the most famous ships in the world. You will discover Britannia’s fascinating past through exhibits, displays and photographs, before visiting the Royal Apartments, where hundreds of original items are on display in the sun lounge, drawing room and bedrooms, as well as the working deck, officers’ mess, sick bay and the engine room. On leaving the yacht, you will head for Edinburgh city centre for a fascinating sightseeing tour that includes most of Edinburgh’s historical monuments and landmarks in both the medieval old town and the 18th-century new town. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $50.00Children


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 SOQ04 - GLENKINCHIE DISTILLERY (approx. 4.5 hours) - South Queensferry, United King
    This tour will take you to Edinburgh, Scotland’s magnificent capital city, dramatically set atop a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. The tour proper begins with a brief sightseeing bus city tour that includes most of Edinburgh’s historical monuments and sights in both the medieval old town and the 18th century new town. The tour then continues along the coastal road to the county of East Lothian, passing through towns such as Portobello and Musselburgh on the way. Heading inland again, you will arrive at Edinburgh’s Glenkinchie Distillery, one of only three remaining lowland malt whisky distilleries and home of the Edinburgh Malt. Apart from producing its own distinctive single malt, the distillery also provides malt whisky for blending, appearing in some famous brands such as the Johnnie Walker range. An impressive exhibition awaits you just as a private guided tour of the active distillery, along with the largest copper pot still in Scotland. A tutored dram tasting session at the bar concludes the visit. The tour concludes with your return to the port and your ship. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. This excursion is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $45.00Children


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 SOQ05 - EDINBURGH AND THE “WATER OF LIFE” (approx. 4.5 hours) - South Queensferry, United King
     This excursion begins in Edinburgh, Scotland’s magnificent capital city, dramatically set atop a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. A brief sightseeing bus city tour follows that includes most of Edinburgh’s historical monuments and sights in both the medieval old town and the 18th century new town. The excursion then continues at the thrilling Scotch Whisky Experience. Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process. Information will be provided at each stage of the process and you will have a chance to discover the sort of aromas and flavours that appeal to your palate. The visit ends with a dram-tasting session and the chance to see the world’s largest 3,500-strong collection of whisky bottles. A drive down Edinburgh’s historical Royal Mile then follows. Also on the itinerary are Holyrood Palace, Queen Elizabeth II’s Edinburgh residence and the extensive, rather wild Royal Park, where you will climb up to Arthur’s Seat for some beautiful views across the city. The tour then goes on to the Georgian new town with its elegant townhouses and private parks before heading back to the ship at South Queensferry. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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 SOQ06 - STIRLING, THE TROSSACHS & CULROSS (full day, lunch not included) - South Queensferry, United King
    The tour first heads to the city of Stirling, with its towering Wallace Monument and imposing castle, set high atop a rocky hill overlooking the whole of the surrounding area. Located at the centre of Scotland, the city was of huge strategic importance in the past. Visit and explore the historic castle and its magnificent architecture as well as enjoy the Royal Palace, which has been returned to its former glory. The visit ends with a visit to the tapestry studio to see world-class weavers restoring one of the world’s finest surviving sets of medieval tapestries. The excursion continues with a scenic drive through the rugged heather-covered mountains of the Trossachs – the miniature highlands – and will also pass Loch Venacher on the way. Then travelling westwards, you will head for the pretty town of Aberfoyle, the gateway to the Trossachs, with Ben Venue towering in the background. A stop will then be made for lunch. Afterwards, the tour continues deep into the heart of the Trossachs and then eastwards to the 16th-century village of Culross. A large part of Culross is original, with narrow, cobbled wynds, including the evocative and probably once descriptive "Stinking Wynd", the Mercat Cross in the village square and plenty of stunning whitewashed buildings. Having immersed yourself in 16th- and 17th-century Scottish life, you will return to South Queensferry and the ship via the world-famous Forth Bridge, which has been admired for its elegant beauty and as a feat of engineering the world over. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. The Castle is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $90.00Adults $63.00Children


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 SOQ07 - EDINBURGH ROYAL MILE AND ST. GILES CATHEDRAL ON FOOT (approx. 4 hours) - South Queensferry, United King
    Looking back on a long history that dates back to prehistoric times, the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh is known for its beautiful architecture and fine old buildings, many of which have now been restored to their former glory. This walking tour covers three of the four Royal Mile sections and will take you past St. Giles Cathedral, John Knox House, the former home of the Scottish Parliament (pre-Enlightenment), “Writers’ Close” and Gladstone’s Land, a perfectly preserved 17th-century tenement. Your guide will provide information on the city’s folklore and luminaries, such as David Hume, Adam Smith, Mary, Queen of Scots as well as John Knox. The tour ends with a short coach ride down Canongate, the final section of the Royal Mile, for a view of Holyrood Palace and the modern-day Scottish Parliament. You will then return to South Queensferry and your vessel. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Taking photos or shooting videos inside St. Giles Cathedral is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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 SOQ08 - MYSTERIOUS ROSSLYN CHAPEL & EDINBURGH (approx. 4.5 hours) - South Queensferry, United King
    Board a coach and team a visit to one of Scotland’s key architectural highlights, Rosslyn Chapel, with a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Your first stop will be at the quaint village of Roslin and the wonderful mid-15th-century Rosslyn Chapel. Situated on a small hill overlooking the Esk Valley, the exquisite chapel has been called an “architectural wonder” and a “library in stone” due to its many carved surfaces. You will then return to Edinburgh for a tour of the city’s best sights in both the medieval Old Town and the 18th-century New Town. After going down the Royal Mile, past the 16th-/17th-century Holyrood Palace – the Edinburgh residence of Queen Elizabeth II – and through the extensive Royal Park, you will then reach Edinburgh’s main shopping centre at Princes Street, the Scott Monument and the lovely Princes Street Gardens. Relative to its size and population, Edinburgh is home to an unrivalled number of art galleries and museums, some of which you will pass as you head for the Georgian New Town with its elegant townhouses and private parks. Your tour then comes to a close with your return journey to the port and your ship. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Taking photos or shooting videos inside Rosslyn Chapel is prohibited. Guests using a wheelchair can take part in this tour although the crypt inside the Chapel is not accessible.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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 SOQ09 - THE REAL MARY KINGS CLOSE: THE STREET THAT TIME FORGOT (approx. 4.5 hours) - South Queensferry, United King
    When you make your way through Scotland’s charming capital and down the Royal Mile, you would never suspect that some of its historic closes lie deep beneath the calm surface: “The Real Mary King’s Close: The Street That Time Forgot”. Opened to the public after meticulous restoration in 2003, “The Close” provides an accurate sketch of Edinburgh in the 17th century. Your tour begins with a coach drive from the port into Edinburgh, whose location on a series of extinct volcanoes makes a fittingly dramatic setting for the Scottish capital. Then it’s down to the dimly lit Mary King’s Close, the most characterful and historically accurate of a whole network of streets beneath the City Chambers of the Royal Mile. These buried streets provide a first-hand feel for how both the rich and the poor lived in these crowded conditions all those years ago. As a winning mix of storytelling and multimedia, the Mary King’s Close experience is sure to entertain and inform in equal measure. Some free time to spend in the city then follows before you return to the port and your ship. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties, using a wheelchair or suffering from claustrophobia.

Price per Person Starting from: $80.00Adults $56.00Children


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 DOV01 - LONDON PANORAMA (7 hours, lunch not included) - Dover, United Kingdom
      A 2-hour coach drive will take you to London and meet your guide. Enjoy a sightseeing tour around one of the greatest cities of the world, the capital city of the United Kingdom. If you are new to the city, this day out is a great way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of “The Big Smoke”, covering the main attractions in a grand sightseeing circuit. With its iconic red buses and friendly “bobbies”, magnificent churches and down-to-earth pubs, our excursion will take in the key attractions including Buckingham Palace, London Bridge and Westmister Abbey. Get some snaps of the neo-Gothic Parliament buildings located majestically on the banks of the River Thames and see the landmark clock tower of Big Ben. You will also have free time for lunch (not included) and world-class shopping opportunities. The return to the port will be unguided. Please note: this tour is not available for guests onboard MSC Magnifica.

Price per Person Starting from: $107.00Adults $75.00Children


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 DOV02 - CANTERBURY (approx. 4.5 hours) - Dover, United Kingdom
    Look forward to a day out in medieval Canterbury, one of England's most venerable cities. This is the setting of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Canterbury offers a unique blend of medieval atmosphere and modern amenities. The cathedral dates back to the 12th century and your guide will provide a historical overview of the details on this famous edifice, and you can then look around inside. You will have free time at your disposal to explore this lovely city at your own pace before the tour concludes by returning you to the port and your ship. We recommend you take your camera to take some snapshots for your family album. Please note: the entrance ticket to the cathedral is included in the price of the tour but you will visit the cathedral on your own without a guide. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per Person Starting from: $88.00Adults $62.00Children


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 DOV03 - MEDIEVAL RYE & COUNTRY DRIVE (approx. 4.5 hours) - Dover, United Kingdom
   Upon leaving the ship you will enjoy a scenic drive through the rural Sussex countryside, passing pastoral farmland, picturesque villages and small country towns on the way. As you drive through Tenterden, you might like to note the broad high street that is lined with shops and houses mostly sporting their original 16th- and 18th-century façades. You will then reach Rye, which was once surrounded by the sea and is now a thriving market town supported by fishing and pottery-making. You will enjoy a short visit to the Heritage Centre to view the beautifully-crafted model of the town. You will have some free time to explore the delights of this medieval town and discover Rye for yourself – and at your own pace. It is well worth taking your camera.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $50.00Children


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 DOV04 - LEEDS CASTLE  (approx. 4.5 hours) - Dover, United Kingdom
    Experience a taste of quintessentially historical England on this tour to Leeds Castle, one of the most romantic and ancient castles in the United Kingdom. The castle dates back to the 12th century, is surrounded by a moat and set in 500 acres of stunning landscaped gardens. Do remember to take your camera since this beautiful castle provides a wealth of material you might like to capture for posterity. The interior of the castle has been carefully restored and you will have an opportunity to view the castle’s rooms and take a fantastic trip back in time admiring the medieval furnishings, paintings, tapestries and treasures of generations past. You will be given some free time to spend at your leisure before the tour concludes with your return to Dover.

Price per Person Starting from: $88.00Adults $62.00Children


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 DOV08 - THE WHITE CLIFFS WALK (approx. 4.5 hours) - Dover, United Kingdom
   Dover is famous for its white cliffs, which stand guard at the gateway to England; these famous chalk faces have been immortalized in song, literature and art. Composed of millions of small sea creatures and coral from the bottom of the sea, the chalk is soft and easily worn away by waves, so the cliffs are continuously eroding. Your tour will take you along the cliff tops, with an informative introduction to the surrounding coastline and a trip to the White Cliffs visitors’ centre. A 1.5-hour walk along the downland path will offer spectacular views and ample opportunity to take pictures – so be sure to take your camera. On a clear day, you can even see the cliffs of the French coast! The walk will also take you to the South Foreland Lighthouse. The view from the lighthouse balcony is well worth the 73-step ascent as it looks out over a wonderful panorama of East Kent, the English Channel and the North Sea. Please note: as this tour involves almost 3 hours of walking to and from the lighthouse on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Guides are available in English only.

Price per Person Starting from: $55.00Adults $39.00Children


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 DOV09 - CANTERBURY & WALMER CASTLE (7 hours, lunch not included) - Dover, United Kingdom
    A short journey from Dover through the county of Kent, known as the “Garden of England”, will take you to the historical and picturesque city of Canterbury for an enjoyable sightseeing tour. Famed for its cathedral and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city on the River Stour is situated in one of the most attractive corners of this rural county. The wealth of Canterbury was brought in by pilgrims who, in medieval times, flocked to the city to visit the shrine of Thomas Becket, the former Archbishop of Canterbury who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170. After a brief guided walk through the city, you will have some free to visit the imposing Norman cathedral, have lunch (not included in the price of the excursion) or simply stroll around this lovely English city. Re-board your coach for the afternoon leg to Walmer Castle. Originally built during the reign of Henry VIII as part of a chain of coastal artillery defences against Catholic attack from Europe, Walmer Castle has evolved over time into an elegant residence. A circular keep surrounded by an open courtyard and protected by a concentric wall stands at the centre of Walmer Castle. After visiting the castle, the tour will conclude with your return to Dover and your vessel. Please note: the entrance ticket to Canterbury Cathedral is not included in the price of the excursion. The guide will give explanation only outside the Castle; guests will visit the site individually. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per Person Starting from: $111.00Adults $78.00Children


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 DOV10 - LONDON ON YOUR OWN (7 hours, lunch not included) - Dover, United Kingdom
   Whether you’ve already seen the sights of London or fancy a more independent day off the ship, this unguided tour is ideal for those who wish to sightsee on their own, who like shopping or are keen to explore Britain’s wonderful capital city at their leisure and their own pace. After leaving the port, a two-hour coach transfer will take you to the heart of London and drop you off close to the main shopping areas and key tourist attractions. London’s fantastic public transport system, which naturally includes the iconic tube, will then speed you to wherever you want to go. There is certainly no shortage of things to do. London’s museums are always a pleasure to visit, as are its many art galleries, for instance The Tate Britain and The Tate Modern. Or perhaps you might want to immerse yourself in the enjoyable hubbub of Covent Garden, London’s former fruit and vegetable market and home both to the Royal Opera House and a plethora of interesting shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. Not surprisingly, it is an extremely popular shopping and tourist destination. A trip to Kensington will take you to what is arguably the world’s most famous department store, Harrods – a must-see on any London itinerary. Have your camera at the ready to capture all the amazing sights that London has to offer. Your day out in London will draw to a close in the afternoon with your return to Dover and your vessel.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 DOV11 - ONE DAY IN THE BRITISH CAPITAL: 7 hours, lunch not included - Dover, United Kingdom
     Leave Dover and prepare to spend a day in one of the most iconic and important cities of the world: London, “The Big Smoke”. An enjoyable 2-hour coach drive will take you to the British capital city where you will meet your guide. Next you will start on an itinerary covering the main attractions and giving you the opportunity to see some of the most iconic symbols of London: the friendly “bobbies” and the red buses, only to mention a few. Take your camera ready to catch snapshots of the Tower of London, founded in 1066 and playing a prominent role in English history, and of Westminster Parliament with the landmark clock tower of Big Ben. During your sightseeing tour will admire most of London key attractions before having some free time for individual exploration or for lunch (not included) in a centrally-located area with shopping opportunities. Your day in London will conclude with a relaxed unguided coach drive to Dover port. Please note : this tour is only available for guests onboard MSC Magnifica.

Price per Person Starting from: $122.00Adults $85.00Children


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 HAV01 - ÉTRETAT ON YOUR OWN (approx. 4 hours) - Le Havre, France
     On leaving the port, part one of your excursion will take you on a panoramic tour of Le Havre, which was rebuilt in classic style with large avenues and open spaces to offset the sea front. The second part of your tour will then see you visit the town of Étretat, which is considered to be a major French national site. Whatever the season, the grandeur of the high cliffs and crashing waves is certainly unforgettable. Look forward to viewing the three natural arches and the formation known as “The Needle”. Furthermore, Étretat has inspired writers and artists alike, with the painters Monet and Courbet being just two examples. You will have time to explore this natural beauty spot on your own. The tour will also take you past timber-framed houses, the town’s medieval church and the covered marketplace. You will have enough time to discover the town at your own pace before returning to Le Havre and your ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $41.00Children


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 HAV02 - HONFLEUR ON YOUR OWN (approx. 4 hours) - Le Havre, France
    On leaving the port you will reach Honfleur, a tiny town known for its picturesque harbour and beautifully preserved old buildings with slate-covered frontages. A favourite motif of many a painter, Honfleur is known to have particularly inspired Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin and Johan Jongkind, collectively referred to as the Honfleur school. You will have enough time to spend in this delightful village on your own. Enjoy the olde-worlde feel of the narrow streets lined with timber-framed houses and be sure to visit Sainte-Catherine Church, France’s largest church made entirely of wood. The church also features bell tower that is separate from the main building. The tour concludes with your return to the ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $41.00Children


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 HAV03 - SEE THE SIGHTS OF ROUEN (approx. 4.5 hours) - Le Havre, France
    Considered to be the historical capital of Normandy, Rouen is located on the north bank of the river Seine, some 1.5 hours from the sea port of Le Havre. Your guide will introduce you to the old part of the town and take you on a walk down the city’s narrow streets, which are lined with more than 700 timber-framed houses. Enjoy the special atmosphere of Rue St. Romain and then reach the so-called Gros Horloge – an astronomical clock from the 16th century – located in the aptly named Rue du Gros Horloge. The tour then continues on to the Roman Catholic Rouen Cathedral with its Gothic architecture and its so-called “Butter Tower”, which was built in the early 16th century with money appropriated from the local population for the indulgence of eating butter. It has also featured as the famous subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet. Before returning you to the ship, the last stop on the tour is the “Place du Vieux Marché”, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, at the centre of which stands the modern Church of Saint Joan of Arc. Please note: if the call falls on a Sunday the visit to the Cathedral will be around the exterior only. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 HAV04 - THE VILLAGES OF HONFLEUR & DEAUVILLE (approx. 7.5 hours, lunch not included) - Le Havre, France
   An enjoyable drive will take you to the tiny town of Honfleur, a sleepy settlement known for its picturesque harbour and beautifully preserved old buildings with slate-covered frontages. A favourite motif of many a painter, Honfleur is known to have particularly inspired Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin and Johan Jongkind, collectively referred to as the Honfleur school. You will have enough time to spend in this delightful village on your own. Enjoy the old-fashioned feel of the narrow streets lined with timber-framed houses and be sure to visit Sainte-Catherine Church, France’s largest church made entirely of wood. The church also features bell tower that is separate from the main building. Choose one of the many harbour-front restaurants for a delicious and scenic lunchtime experience. The afternoon leg of the tour will take you to the stylish resort of Deauville, which is famed as the venue of an annual international film festival to promote American cinematography and is generally regarded as the “queen of the Norman beaches”. It is certainly one of the most prestigious seaside destinations in the whole of France and you will have plenty of time to explore the old-fashioned streets of this lovely place and savour its special ambience at your leisure. Apart from a racecourse, harbour, marina and grand casino, Deauville also has sandy beaches for you to enjoy. The tour concludes with your return to the ship.

Price per Person Starting from: $103.00Adults $72.00Children


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 HAV05 - PARIS SIGHTSEEING TOUR (full day, lunch not included) - Le Havre, France
    This all-day excursion will give you an opportunity to see some of the major sights of France’s magnificent capital city and find out why Paris is known worldwide for its elegance and grandeur. On leaving the port of Le Havre, a leisurely three-hour drive will take you to Paris for a chance to discover this eternally romantic city and its boundless culture. The special splendour of the Champs-Élysées – proudly referred to as “the most beautiful avenue in the world” by the French – awaits you just as the modernity of the Eiffel Tower, which was considered to be a marvel of modern engineering when it was built in 1889. At a height of 324 metres, it is the tallest building in Paris and the second-tallest in the whole of France. You will have approx. 2 hours free time to explore the area around Place de la Concorde or reach the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral. No tour of Paris would be complete without a chance to view this famous Paris landmark; during your free time you will have the opportunity to have lunch on your own and/or visit this outstanding Gothic landmark on your own. With the cornerstone laid in 1163 and the building finally completed in 1345, the cathedral took a staggering 182 years to build. Before returning to Le Havre, your tour will take you through other lovely parts of Paris, with a short photo stop at the Eiffel Tower. Please note: all the sites will be visited from outside. Guests will be met by guides in Paris. Transfers to and from the port will be unguided. For 2014 campaign, this tour is not available on following MSC Magnifica dates : 26.04.2014 + 05.05.2014 + 30.08.2014 + 08.09.2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $126.00Adults $88.00Children


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 HAV06 - MONT SAINT MICHEL (full day, lunch not included) - Le Havre, France
    This tour will take you through on a 2.5-hour drive across the attractive Normandy countryside to the wonderful Mont Saint Michel, known as “the wonder of the west” due to its unique island setting, rich history and beautiful architecture. As the bay is partially silted up, the mount is usually viewed surrounded by huge sand banks which shift with the tides. The abbey’s origins date back to the early VIII century when Archangel Michael appeared to the bishop of Avranches and this vision led to the construction of a series of beautiful buildings dedicated to the archangel. After visiting the Abbey, the church and its cloister, you can walk along the ramparts which offer a fine view of the bay and the abbey gardens. Time allowed for exploring and purchasing souvenirs before returning to Le Havre.Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties as it involves walking uphill and on uneven ground. Limited number of guides in languages other than French. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in French only. You may have to queue at the car park for the shuttle to reach the site. For 2014 campaign, this tour is not available on following MSC Magnifica dates : 26.04.2014 + 05.05.2014 + 30.08.2014 + 08.09.2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $138.00Adults $97.00Children


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 HAV07 - COACH TRANSFER TO MONT SAINT MICHEL (full day, lunch not included) - Le Havre, France
   Leave the port of Le Havre for a 2.5-hour drive across the attractive Normandy countryside to the wonderful Mont Saint Michel, known as “the wonder of the west” due to its unique island setting, rich history and beautiful architecture. The abbey’s origins date back to the early VIII century when Archangel Michael appeared to the bishop of Avranches and this vision led to the construction of a series of beautiful buildings dedicated to the archangel. You will have time to explore the little village or to visit the Abbey on your own. A walk along the ramparts offers a fine view of the bay and the abbey gardens. Return to the port. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties as it involves walking uphill and on uneven ground. You may have to queue at the car park for the shuttle to reach the site. For 2014 campaign, this tour is not available on following MSC Magnifica dates : 26.04.2014 + 05.05.2014 + 30.08.2014 + 08.09.2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $81.00Adults $57.00Children


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 HAV08 - A TASTE OF NORMANDY (approx. 4.5 hours) - Le Havre, France
     With its lovely countryside, wooded valleys, apple orchards, dairy farms and reputation for producing fabulous cheeses, some of the world’s best cider and the appellation contrôlée-protected Calvados, Normandy is just the sort of place of which you’ll want to get a taste. After boarding a modern coach at the pier and leaving the port in Le Havre via the super-modern, cable-stayed Normandy Bridge, you can first look forward to an approx. 1.5-hour drive through the lush landscape of the Auge region to reach Le Breuil-en-Auge. The tiny village is home to the gorgeous 16th-/17th-century Château du Breuil, the residence of several notable families over the years and now a Calvados distillery that forms your first stop. Your tour of the Château will provide a fascinating insight into the way in which the famous apple brandy ages in oak casks in the castle’s deep cellars. A chance to taste some of the excellent brandy distilled at the Château will round off your visit to this spirited place. More wonderful views then await you on the drive to Beuvron-en-Auge, a real jewel of a place with meticulously maintained historical buildings and pristine streets that has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in France by an independent association named “Les Plux Beaux Villages de France”. Don’t forget your camera to capture the beauty of this special spot for posterity as you spend some free time exploring the village and its wonderful timber-framed houses. A relaxing return drive to Le Havre and your ship then brings the tour to a close.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 SPP01 - SCENIC DRIVE AND “THE LITTLE CHAPEL” (approx. 3 hours) - St Peter Port, United Kingdom
   This panoramic tour of Guernsey’s wild and rocky coastline also includes a visit to the Little Chapel, which is possibly the world’s smallest church. From Saint Peter Port, you head north past the harbour at Saint Sampson and on to L’Ancresse Bay. The parish of Vale, which used to be a separate island, affords fine views of some of the coastal fortifications built during WWII. A short drive inland takes you to the19th-century brick kilns at the Oatlands site for afternoon tea. Then it’s on to the cliffs at Pleinmont Point and the broad sandy expanses of Vazon Bay and Rocquaine Bay, the latter of which is also home to Fort Grey and its Martello tower. A scenic drive inland then takes you to the Little Chapel for a short photo stop. Built in 1914 as a miniature version of the grotto at Lourdes, this tiny church is beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful shards of broken china. Your tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note : the bus driver will be your guide; information available only in English. Being a tender port, this tour is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $45.00Children


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 SPP02 - HISTORIC OCCUPATION TOUR (approx. 3.5 hours) - St Peter Port, United Kingdom
    The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans during WWII, as a result of which many towers and bunkers were built using forced labour as part of Hitler’s ”Atlantic Wall” defences against Allied attack. This tour visits some of the places most associated with the occupation, including coastal fortifications and the Occupation Museum. After leaving Saint Peter Port, a scenic drive will take you to the parish of Forest and the German Occupation Museum with a fascinating collection of artefacts relating to the five years of enemy occupation. The tour continues along Guernsey’s coastline, which is dotted with remnants of the occupation such as watchtowers and gun bunkers. Stops will be made at the Hommet Gun Casement Bunker – part of a complex of reinforced concrete fortifications – and the fully restored Pleinmont Point Observation Tower. You will then head back to your vessel at Saint Peter Port. Please note : the bus driver will be your guide; information available only in English. Being a tender port, this tour is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $68.00Adults $48.00Children


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 SPP03 - TOWN MUSEUM AND GARDEN WALK  (approx. 2.5 hours) - St Peter Port, United Kingdom
   Stretch your legs and discover the rich history of Saint Peter Port, Guernsey’s capital, and the Guernsey Museum. Saint Peter Port, with its cobbled high street, narrow alleys, Regency buildings and French influences, was founded during the Roman era and grew to become the Channel Islands’ premier port. The harbour provides views of Castle Cornet, which was built on an island in the 13th century and can now be reached via a causeway. It started out as a fortification against the French when Guernsey sided with England after the loss of Normandy. The next stop is the Victorian Candie Gardens and the statue dedicated to Victor Hugo, who lived on Guernsey during his most productive period from 1856 to 1870. The tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note : guides available only in English. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $46.00Adults $32.00Children


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 SPP04 - CASTLE CORNET AND TOWN WALK (approx. 3.5 hours) - St Peter Port, United Kingdom
    Explore the historical centre of Saint Peter Port, Guernsey’s capital, and the harbour fortress, Castle Cornet, on foot. Saint Peter Port, with its cobbled high street, narrow alleys, Regency buildings and French influences, was founded during the Roman era and grew to become the Channel Islands’ premier port. The harbour provides views of Castle Cornet, which was built on an island in the 13th century and can now be reached via a causeway. It started out as a fortification against the French when Guernsey sided with England after the loss of Normandy. Today, the Castle contains a numbers of interesting museums that you will have time to visit at the end of the tour. The next stop is the Victorian Candie Gardens and the statue dedicated to Victor Hugo, who lived on Guernsey during his most productive period from 1856 to 1870. The tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note : guides available only in English. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $55.00Adults $39.00Children


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 ZEE01 - MEDIEVAL GHENT (approx. 4.5 hours) - Zeebrugge, Belgium
    Ghent is home to one of the world’s greatest oil paintings, Van Eyck’s ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’. This dynamic modern city has a centre straight out of the Middle Ages; it was the weavers from Ghent, joined by others from Bruges, who took up arms to defeat the French in 1302. An hour coach drive will transfer you to Ghent where for a pleasant walking tour. Your exploration will begin at St. Michael’s Bridge with its view of Ghent’s three glorious medieval steeples, the closest one is that of the early Gothic St. Nicholas Church. Your guide will point out key monuments such as the Meat House and the City Hall. During your visit to St. Bavo’s Cathedral you will see the ornate wooden pulpit and the world famous oil painting of ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ by the Van Eyck brothers. After the visit a little free time is scheduled to browse around the historic district or to look for souvenirs in the many lace and chocolate shops. Return to Zeebrugge. Please note: this tour includes periods of walking on cobblestones and uneven ground; it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Taking photos or shooting videos at the “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” inside St. Bavo’s Cathedral is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per Person Starting from: $83.00Adults $58.00Children


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 ZEE02 - BRUGES & BELGIAN CHOCOLATE (approx. 5 hours) - Zeebrugge, Belgium
    Combine a few hours out to marvel at the beauties of Bruges and to learn Belgium’s finest export product: chocolate. A 30-minute coach drive will take you to Bruges (Brugge in Flemish), an exquisitely preserved medieval town and a leading member of the Hanseatic League in the 13th century. Upon arrival in Bruges a guided walking tour through the historic district will introduce you to this beautiful, romantic city. Your guide will point out the major sites such as the Market Square with its Guild houses, the Belfry Tower and Burg Square. This square is the focal point of ancient Bruges, on the lift is the Provost House built in 1655 and across the square is a row of magnificent buildings. The Stadhuis, or Town Hall, dates back to the 14th century and has a wonderfully ornate façade covered with statues and the Oude Griffe, the former Recorder’s House from the 1530’s, is ornamented with impressive windows. Next stop will be at a Belgian chocolatier’s workshop to see how raw chocolate bars re made into the fine Belgian chocolates using only the freshest and best ingredients. At the end of the demonstration you will have time to purchase some Belgian chocolates and to pay a brief, independent visit to the Chocolate Museum. After some free time to search for the perfect souvenir in the many lace and chocolates shops, your guide will lead you past the romantic Lake of Love and back to your coach. Please note: this tour includes periods of walking on cobblestones and uneven ground; it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.

Price per Person Starting from: $81.00Adults $57.00Children


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 ZEE03 - AN INTRODUCTION TO BRUGES AND ITS CANALS (4.5 hours) - Zeebrugge, Belgium
    Leave the port and enjoy a 30-minute drive to Bruges, an exquisitely preserved medieval town and a leading member of the Hanseatic League in the 13th century. Upon arrival in Bruges a guided walking tour through the historic district will introduce you to this beautiful, romantic city. Your guide will point out the major sites such as the Market Square with its Guild houses, the Belfry Tower and Burg Square. This square is the focal point of ancient Bruges, on the lift is the Provost House built in 1655 and across the square is a row of magnificent buildings. The Stadhuis, or Town Hall, dates back to the 14th century and has a wonderfully ornate façade covered with statues and the Oude Griffe, the former Recorder’s House from the 1530’s, is ornamented with impressive windows. Next you will enjoy a 30-minute guided canal boat cruise to see the beauty of medieval Bruges from a different perspective from the canals and the waterways of the city. Free time is scheduled around Walplein Square to search for the perfect souvenir in the many lace and chocolates shops. Return to the port. Please note: this tour includes periods of walking on cobblestones and uneven ground; it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.

Price per Person Starting from: $94.00Adults $66.00Children


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 ZEE04 - BRUSSELS (full day, lunch not included) - Zeebrugge, Belgium
   Enjoy a day out to discover the beauties of Brussels. An approximate 1,5 hours drive will take to Brussels where skyscrapers and hotels have modernized the skyline of this French and Flemish speaking city. Brussels is today an important banking and trade centre as well as the headquarters for NATO and the European Community. You will discover the city’s important monuments during an orientation coach tour that will lead you past the exhibition halls of the Centenaire, the Atomium – a gigantic representation of an iron molecule built for the 1958 World’s Fair – the Chinese Pavillion, Japanese Tower and the King’s Castle in Laeken. In the city centre you will view the Royal Palace before leaving the coach and begin a guided walking tour through St. Hubert Gallery to the ‘Rue des Bouchers’, which is the centre of the gastronomical district of the city. Your guide will lead you to the ‘Grand Place’, one of Europe’s most beautiful squares. The extraordinary ensemble of baroque façades was built on the very spot where Brussels first inhabitants held their market in the 12th century, the heart of the community in the Middle Ages. Admire the remarkable building overlooking the square such as the 15th century Gothic City Hall and the Guild Houses. A short walk from the ‘Grand Place’ stands the 17th century bronze statue by Jerome Duquesn, ‘Manneken Pis’, of a small boy that is the city’s official mascot. Enjoy free time to have lunch (not included) or to search for souvenirs in one of the many lace and chocolate shops. Return to the port. Please note: this tour includes periods of walking on cobblestones and uneven ground; it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. For 2014 campaign, this tour is not available for MSC Poesia.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 ZEE07 - A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME THROUGH FETCHING FLANDERS (approx. 4 hours) - Zeebrugge, Belgium
    Thanks to its bucolic landscape and immaculately preserved medieval towns, travelling through Flanders is a little like stepping back in time. The first call on your time-warping tour is Damme, a quaint little town of numerous book shops that you can spend some time exploring – and photographing – at your own pace. A stretch by coach will then take you through the outskirts of the historical town of Bruges for glorious views of windmills and the impressive medieval city walls. A stop at one of the largest chocolate shops in Bruges – another speciality for which the Belgians are known – will give you a chance to indulge your sweet tooth with some premium-quality treats, following which you will head south to the mid-19th-century Loppem Castle. A more romantic spot you could not wish for: amid beautiful landscaped grounds with a lake, mature trees and a maze stands the remarkably well preserved castle in all its neo-Gothic splendour, complete with a richly decorated and exquisitely furnished interior. You will have some time to spend as you please before you begin your scenic journey back to the port and your ship. Please note: the tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests using a wheelchair. The number of guides in languages other than English is limited. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.

Price per Person Starting from: $68.00Adults $48.00Children


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 ZEE08 - BECOME A CONNOISSEUR OF BEER – IN BRUGES (approx. 4.5 hours) - Zeebrugge, Belgium
    Boasting a brewing tradition of almost 1,000 years and currently producing almost 450 distinct varieties, there can be no doubt that beer is writ large in Belgium’s culture and customs. A tipple that began life merely as a safer alternative to the pestilent water of the day has evolved into a sophisticated drink whose traditional brewing methods are now enhanced by modern technology to yield a range of beers that knows no equal in taste, variety and character. The setting for your venture into the world of beer is the medieval town of Bruges and its meticulously preserved 12th- to 15th-century buildings, only a 30-minute coach journey from the port. A guided walk will take you through cobbled lanes and tree-lined canals to reach the bustling marketplace, belfry tower, town hall and the 12th-century Basilica of the Holy Blood. The beer-appreciation session that then follows will inform and delight your palate – aided by your knowledgeable guide –with the delicious flavours of 4 different beers. Cheers, everyone! Time will also be set aside for you to delve into the many delights of Bruges on your own. The variety of shops selling fine Belgian beer, chocolate and lace make this picturesque town a joy to explore and a great place to pick up a truly original memento. The short return drive to your ship then brings your mellow Belgian experience to a close. Please note: the tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair. The number of guides in languages other than English is limited. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Guests must be 18 years old to participate in the beer-appreciation session.

Price per Person Starting from: $98.00Adults $69.00Children


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 AMS01D - WINDMILLS & THE DUTCH COUNTRYSIDE (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Dutch traditions are the theme of this excursion which takes you from the port by coach for a guided tour of the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. The name derives from the defending wall “Schans”, which was erected at the end of XVI century for the war against the Spanish. Although the wall has since disappeared, the name was revived in 1950 when houses and small businesses from several neighbouring villages from the XVII and XVIII centuries were relocated here. Most of the houses are made of wood and sport the pretty green painted façades typical of the Zaan area. The village is home to traditional Dutch craft production, including a wooden shoe factory where you can see how the Dutch clogs are made. From Zaanse Schans we will continue through the countryside to a local cheese farm to learn about the age-old process of cheese making. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours.The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use the code AMS01T if you will be in transit in Amsterdam or code AMS01D if you will be disembarking in Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $66.00Adults $46.00Children


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 AMS01T - WINDMILLS & THE DUTCH COUNTRYSIDE (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Dutch traditions are the theme of this excursion which takes you from the port by coach for a guided tour of the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. The name derives from the defending wall “Schans”, which was erected at the end of XVI century for the war against the Spanish. Although the wall has since disappeared, the name was revived in 1950 when houses and small businesses from several neighbouring villages from the XVII and XVIII centuries were relocated here. Most of the houses are made of wood and sport the pretty green painted façades typical of the Zaan area. The village is home to traditional Dutch craft production, including a wooden shoe factory where you can see how the Dutch clogs are made. From Zaanse Schans we will continue through the countryside to a local cheese farm to learn about the age-old process of cheese making. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours.The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use the code AMS01T if you will be in transit in Amsterdam or code AMS01D if you will be disembarking in Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $66.00Adults $46.00Children


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 AMS02D - CITY TOUR & VAN GOGH MUSEUM (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
     Enjoy half a day off the ship on this city tour through Amsterdam’s historical centre on a route that will take you past Dam Square and the Mint Tower to arrive at Museum Square and the famous Van Gogh Museum. You will have sufficient time to explore the museum, which has the largest collection of works by the renowned Dutch master. Following your museum visit, you will also have a chance to view some treasures of another kind: diamonds, a luxury product for which Amsterdam is well known. Enjoy your special trip to a diamond store and, if you feel so inclined, treat yourself to one of the shiny rocks. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside Van Gogh Museum is forbidden. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code AMS02T if you will be in transit in Amsterdam or code AMS02D if you will be disembarking in Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $76.00Adults $53.00Children


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 AMS02T - CITY TOUR & VAN GOGH MUSEUM (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
     Enjoy half a day off the ship on this city tour through Amsterdam’s historical centre on a route that will take you past Dam Square and the Mint Tower to arrive at Museum Square and the famous Van Gogh Museum. You will have sufficient time to explore the museum, which has the largest collection of works by the renowned Dutch master. Following your museum visit, you will also have a chance to view some treasures of another kind: diamonds, a luxury product for which Amsterdam is well known. Enjoy your special trip to a diamond store and, if you feel so inclined, treat yourself to one of the shiny rocks. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside Van Gogh Museum is forbidden. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code AMS02T if you will be in transit in Amsterdam or code AMS02D if you will be disembarking in Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $76.00Adults $53.00Children


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 AMS03D - CANAL CRUISE (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Depart from the port by coach along the Dam Square, taking in the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk, the museum district and Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the concert building and the lively Leidseplein district. On reaching the heart of the city, we will enjoy an hour-long canal cruise through the historic centre, admiring the gabled historic buildings such as Anne Frank’s house, Westerchurch, the Twin Houses and Amsterdam’s historic bridges from the water. We will end the tour with a visit to an exclusive diamond retailer. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code AMS03T if you will be in transit in Amsterdam or code AMS03D if you will be disembarking in Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $62.00Adults $43.00Children


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 AMS03T - CANAL CRUISE (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Depart from the port by coach along the Dam Square, taking in the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk, the museum district and Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the concert building and the lively Leidseplein district. On reaching the heart of the city, we will enjoy an hour-long canal cruise through the historic centre, admiring the gabled historic buildings such as Anne Frank’s house, Westerchurch, the Twin Houses and Amsterdam’s historic bridges from the water. We will end the tour with a visit to an exclusive diamond retailer. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code AMS03T if you will be in transit in Amsterdam or code AMS03D if you will be disembarking in Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $62.00Adults $43.00Children


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 AMS05D - SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF AMSTERDAM (approx. 2.5 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
   This whistle-stop tour of Amsterdam makes the perfect ending to a wonderful cruise for guests who are booked on early flights from Schiphol Airport. Take advantage of this trip for a short, but succinct overview of this lovely city and its many beautiful canals. The sightseeing route will take you past all the main sights of Amsterdam: its elegant squares, charming streets and the vibrant flower market. Your tour ends with your transfer to Amsterdam’s huge Schiphol Airport in good time to make your flight. Please note: this excursion is only for guests who are disembarking in Amsterdam and are booked on flights on or after 15:00 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport.

Price per Person Starting from: $54.00Adults $38.00Children


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 AMS07D - CITY TOUR & ANNE FRANK HOUSE (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Use the day to visit what is perhaps one of the world's most poignant sights - the Anne Frank Museum, where the courageous young diarist hid with her family from Nazi persecution. Before the museum visit we will leave the port for a tour through old and new Amsterdam, viewing the famous tree-lined canals and soaking up the multi-cultural, cosmopolitan atmosphere. We will tour the famous Anne Frank Museum and see the movable bookcase that concealed the annex where the Franks hid for over two years. You will learn more about the history of this remarkable girl while visiting the museum. Back outside, you can appreciate the scenic side of this attractive city with a visit to the popular flower market. Free time is scheduled for strolling the city or visiting the ‘Bloemenmarkt’ which stretches for a whole block and where you can admire a huge array of flowers, plants and purchase bulbs of Holland’s national flower, the tulip. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours. The old part of Anne Frank’s House is not suitable for wheelchairs and there are also stairs in some parts of the House. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code AMS07T if you will be in transit in Amsterdam or code AMS07D if you will be disembarking in Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $50.00Children


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 AMS07T - CITY TOUR & ANNE FRANK HOUSE (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Use the day to visit what is perhaps one of the world's most poignant sights - the Anne Frank Museum, where the courageous young diarist hid with her family from Nazi persecution. Before the museum visit we will leave the port for a tour through old and new Amsterdam, viewing the famous tree-lined canals and soaking up the multi-cultural, cosmopolitan atmosphere. We will tour the famous Anne Frank Museum and see the movable bookcase that concealed the annex where the Franks hid for over two years. You will learn more about the history of this remarkable girl while visiting the museum. Back outside, you can appreciate the scenic side of this attractive city with a visit to the popular flower market. Free time is scheduled for strolling the city or visiting the ‘Bloemenmarkt’ which stretches for a whole block and where you can admire a huge array of flowers, plants and purchase bulbs of Holland’s national flower, the tulip. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours. The old part of Anne Frank’s House is not suitable for wheelchairs and there are also stairs in some parts of the House. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code AMS07T if you will be in transit in Amsterdam or code AMS07D if you will be disembarking in Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $72.00Adults $50.00Children


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 AMS08T - THE WINDMILLS & THE CANALS (5 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Keen photographers will not want to miss the opportunity to take professional snaps in one of the most picturesque spots around Amsterdam. The excursion starts with a short drive to the traditional village of Zaanse Schans, one of the area’s top sights. Admire the well-preserved historic windmills and authentic traditional houses with free time to stroll around. We will then head to Edam - named after a dam on the nearby river ‘E’ -, another attractive typical Dutch town, famous for its cheese market. Your excursion will continue in the afternoon with an hour-long canal cruise into Amsterdam: enjoy the Dutch capital from the water, gently gliding along the canals with the best vantage point of this cosmopolitan city. Please note: this excursion is available only for transit guests in Amsterdam port.

Price per Person Starting from: $89.00Adults $62.00Children


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 AMS09D - KEUKENHOF (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Your visit to the world’s largest flower garden – Keukenhof – begins with a 45-min drive through the Netherland’s lovely countryside, including its famous “Dune and Bulb Region”, a major flower-growing area. The fields between Haarlem and Leiden are ablaze with the varied colours of daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths and tulips. This breathtaking display is matched only by the seven-million-strong flower exhibition at the spacious Keukenhof park. A guided tour of the park will be followed by time to explore on your own and purchase some bulbs to take home. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours. Available only for April calls and on 08 and 21 May 2014. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and pay in advance, please use code AMS09T if you will be a transit guest in Amsterdam or code AMS09D if you will be disembarking. Flower bulbs may be subject to certain customs restrictions.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 AMS09T - KEUKENHOF (approx. 4 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Your visit to the world’s largest flower garden – Keukenhof – begins with a 45-min drive through the Netherland’s lovely countryside, including its famous “Dune and Bulb Region”, a major flower-growing area. The fields between Haarlem and Leiden are ablaze with the varied colours of daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths and tulips. This breathtaking display is matched only by the seven-million-strong flower exhibition at the spacious Keukenhof park. A guided tour of the park will be followed by time to explore on your own and purchase some bulbs to take home. Please note: this excursion ends at the port for transit guests and the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:00 hours. Available only for April calls and on 08 and 21 May 2014. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and pay in advance, please use code AMS09T if you will be a transit guest in Amsterdam or code AMS09D if you will be disembarking. Flower bulbs may be subject to certain customs restrictions.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 AMS10T - CANAL CRUISE & HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE  (5 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Leave the port and enjoy a sightseeing coach drive on the way to Albert Cuyp open-air market, selling everything from fruit and veg to clothing and cameras. Enjoy free time among its 260 market stands or take a coffee in a traditional Amsterdam café or in a highly modern pub. The market is situated in the 19th century quarter “De Pijp”, Amsterdam’s “Quartier Latin”; it has been for decades a very popular quarter in town. Next you will reach Heineken Brewery to live the fascinating “Heineken Experience”, a unique chance to learn about the history of one of the world’s best-known beer brands. Please note: this tour is available only for transit guests in the port of Amsterdam. This tour is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $90.00Adults $63.00Children


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 AMS11T - EXPLORERS' TOUR (approx. 5 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Make a really smart move during your stay in Amsterdam and join this family-friendly tour to the Netherlands’ largest science museum, the so-called NEMO. A short coach ride from the port will leave you with plenty of time to explore the museum’s five fascinating floors, which are packed to the rafters with tons of cool stuff to discover, exciting things to do and incredible facts to learn about our natural environment. Every single exhibit, theatre performance, film, workshop and demonstration found in the NEMO is in some way connected to the worlds of science and technology. Inquisitive minds will love the way the NEMO lets you experience how the world works with nearly every human sense. And thanks to your visit, you’ll know what makes bridges strong, what you will look like in 30 years’ time, why kids resemble their parents, how to purify water, what goes on in the body during a kiss, how lightning and satellites work... and much, much more. Entertaining, enjoyable and educational, this clever tour is sure to appeal to persons of all ages looking for an unusual way to spend a few hours off the ship. Please note: this tour is not available on calls falling on a Monday and is available only for transit guests in the port of Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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 AMS12T - SHOPPING AT BATAVIA STAD (approx. 6 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
     About a 1-hour coach ride from the port will see you reach the shoppers’ paradise of Batavia Stad in Lelystad, which is situated on the shores of the Markermeer and IJsselmeer. The attractive faux-historical feel of the purpose-built “outlet shopping city” provides a relaxing, car- and dog-free environment in which to indulge in a few hours of retail therapy – and bag bargains by the score. More than 100 shops representing the most iconic current brands offer discounts of between 30% and 70% off the recommended retail price, which make for a perfect shopping experience whichever way you look at it. Enter through one of the old-style city gates and then prepare to immerse yourself in a temple of purchasing delight, complete with the old-world appeal of shopkeepers with the knowledge and time to advise on the very best buys. You will also have time to enjoy a spot of lunch (not included in the price of the tour) before returning to the ship along with your chic new possessions. Please note: this tour is available only for transit guests in the port of Amsterdam.

Price per Person Starting from: $46.00Adults $32.00Children


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 AMS14T - CANAL CRUISE BY CANDLE LIGHT (approx. 2 hours) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
     Treat yourself to a unique evening with a cruise through Amsterdam’s magically lit canals. As you glide pas some of the city’s most interesting buildings and spots, sit back and enjoy a varied cheese platter, olives, nuts and win, while your guide reveals some fascinating facts. Please note: this tour is available only for 2-day calls by MSC Magnifica.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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Includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, on-board meals (excluding in specialty and themed restaurants), some beverages, daily entertainment including theater and lounge shows. Government fees and taxes and any surcharges are additional as are expenses of a personal nature such as shore excursions, gift store purchases, spa, gambling, or alcoholic beverages.