Holland America Line has started operating “National Geographic Day Tours” with destinations in the Mediterranean.
The exclusive shore excursions were developed with National Geographic, a world leader in geography, cartography and exploration. Each tour is led by a National Geographic-trained guide.
The tours will be available this summer with Oosterdam and Nieuw Statendam. Guests can discover powerful female figures in Kusadasi, Turkey; experience a day in the life of a marine biologist in Naples, Italy; learn about organic honeybee farms in Rhodes, Greece; and meet local families in Santorini, Greece.
Carole Biencourt, vice president overseeing shore tour experience for Holland America Line said:
“We are continually looking for enriching and transformative experiences for our guests and the new National Geographic Day Tours are not only immersive but provide exclusive access and hands-on experiences.
“We are pleased to offer them to guests across our Mediterranean itineraries that visit these ports and will look to expand the program in the near future.”
Guests on select sailings in the Mediterranean can now book National Geographic tours online or through a travel advisor.
The new National Geographic Day Tours are available on seven-day to 14-day itineraries departing from Trieste (Venice), Italy; Piraeus (Athens), Greece and Barcelona, Spain with stops in Rhodes, Kusadasi (Ephesus), Santorini and Naples.
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