From exotic sea life in Spain to ancient ruins in Croatia, we run through the new excursions on offer if you’re setting sail with Thomson Cruises…
Discover life under the sea with a visit to Oceanographic – Europe’s biggest state-of-the-art aquarium. Home to sharks, penguins, sea-lions and more, you’ll discover 500 species of exotic fish that inhabit 9 underwater towers. Take a stroll through Europe’s longest submarine tunnel or head to the auditorium for an action-packed dolphin show. Watch out – they make quite a splash.
Get a taste of both new and old-world Spain with this guided whistle-stop tour through the city of Cadiz. You’ll wander through the narrow winding streets of the old town and browse Venetian fine art at the Archaeological Museum before heading to the 17th-century San Felipe Neri Oratory. Finish at the Plaza De Flores to get some captivating snaps of the square and cathedral. Remember to bring comfy shoes for this one.
Calling all history buffs! Learn about Bulgaria’s origins with a visit to Sozopol – one of the oldest towns on the Black Sea. The trip begins with a guided walk around a 17th-century church and a visit to the Archaeological Museum where the casket of John The Baptist is kept. The beautiful city of Bourgas is your next stop where you’ll learn about past generations of Bulgarians at the Ethnographical Museum.
Offering a taste of both the city’s sites and traditional food, this tour is a fun introduction to Split – Croatia’s second-largest city. You’ll take a guided walk through Split’s old town, exploring the flagstone streets, crumbling buildings and UNESCO-protected Roman palace, before heading to a restored wine cellar in Tinita Terra for some Dalmatian wine, cheese and smoked ham. Best avoid breakfast for this one.
You’ll cover all angles of the stunning walled city on our Dubrovnik tour. Begin with a cable car ride up the side of Mount Srd to give you panoramic views of the city – perfect for those Instagram-worthy snaps. You’ll then head back down to ground level for a guided walking tour of the ancient architecture up close.
Want to experience the best of the White Isle in a day? This jam-packed tour begins with a visit to the Salinas salt flats and continues into the traditional Ibizan settlement of San Jose to explore the whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets. Next up is the famous resort of San Antonio where you can roam the palm-lined promenade, and you’ll finish in San Miguel and Santa Eulalia for some scenic photo stops #wishyouwerehere.
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Author: Selina Akhtar
Published: January 19, 2015
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