Marella Cruises take you across the world – including destinations in Thailand, India, and Singapore. One of our most exciting Asian ports of call is Colombo, Sri Lanka’s biggest city. Marvel at the blend of traditional Sri Lankan culture alongside towering skyscrapers. On our History of Colombo shore excursion, spot landmarks like Sri Subramaniya Kovil, the most impressive Hindu temple in the city, and visit the National Museum, filled with artefacts from the Colonial period. Finish off the morning with refreshments, before spending the afternoon exploring – why not hop on a tuk tuk to discover Colombo’s districts?
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Try our History of Colombo shore excursion
Sometimes, the best way to see a destination is by boat. Hop off your cruise ship and into a kayak on our City Walls Kayaking experience, which shows off the hard-to-reach spots in Croatia’s most famous city. Start by paddling to the fortress of Bokar, a former prison. Then head to Lovrijenac, a clifftop stronghold that some claim dates back to the-11th-century and showcases Shakespearean plays during Dubrovnik’s summer festival. The tour finishes with a visit to the island of Lokrum, where Richard the Lionheart’s vessel was shipwrecked during the Crusades.
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Try our City walls kayaking shore excursion
We’ve wrapped up our favourite Barcelona hotspots into a one day tour, so you can tick off all the unmissable sights in the city before you get back onboard the ship. While exploring Barcelona’s main road, Passeig de Gracià, you’ll spot two of Gaudi’s most impressive architectural feats, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Sagrada Familia is also on the agenda, plus Barcelona Cathedral and the old quarter. And, you’ll have time to do some shopping before visiting the top of Montjuic Hill to take in panoramic views of the city.
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Try our Barcelona Top 10 excursion
Tuscany has plenty to shout about, from impressive art to delicious food. Famous for its sprawling vineyards, take in the rolling hills of Italy’s wine region on your journey from the ship to our chosen wine cellar, deep in the Tuscan countryside. Learn how the wine is made and the traditional methods used to bottle it, before tasting it for yourself. And, you’ll get to nibble on salami and olives while you do it.
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Try our Taste of Tuscany excursion
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