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Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

ATLANTIC OCEAN GEMS | 14 Nights | Departs Dec 9, 2015

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St. Helena (Jamestown), United Kingdom

Ports:

Dec, 9

-Cape Town, South Africa

Dec, 10

-Cape Town, South Africa

Dec, 11

-Cruise the Coast of Africa

Dec, 12

-Luderitz (Namibia), Namibia

Dec, 13

-Walvis Bay, Namibia

Dec, 14

-Walvis Bay, Namibia

Dec, 15

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Dec, 16

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Dec, 17

-St. Helena (Jamestown), United Kingdom

Dec, 18

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Dec, 19

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Dec, 20

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Dec, 21

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Dec, 22

-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dec, 23

-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

St. Helena (Jamestown), St. Helena-port

A proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. Helena’s charm lies in its dramatic coastline. The capital, Jamestown, founded in 1659 by the East India Company, is a small enclave sandwiched between imposing cliffs; and offers some of the very finest examples of British Georgian Era Colonial Architecture. Adventurous visitors can take the opportunity to climb the town’s landmark, 699-step Jacob’s Ladder, built in 1829 and still in use today, to take in the exquisite vistas from its apex. Also worth a visit is nearby Longwood, the renowned site of Napoleon’s final years in exile before his death.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • High Knoll Fort
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Jamestown Historic Walking Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Millennium Forest
    Light Activity /Walking
  • St. Helena Sights
    Seated Tour
  • High Knoll Fort

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 2 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: shl-003

    Explore St. Helena's imposing High Knoll Fort and the lovely Plantation House, which was built in the 18th century for the island's governor.

    Departing from the pier it's a brief, scenic drive to High Knoll fort. As you approach the Fort, you will be struck by its immense size. The prominent, stone fortress sits more than 1,900 feet above the sea on a barren stretch of land that adds to its fierce appearance. Commenced by the British in 1798, High Knoll Fort wasn't completed until almost a century later. The fort looms over Jamestown and commands spectacular panoramic views in every direction. The Director of the National Trust will guide you around the grounds of the fort, telling the story of its history and pointing out features including the drawbridge, huge round tower and massive defensive walls.

    Next, you will tour Plantation House, a charming residence built for St. Helena's governor in 1792. Surrounded by forest, the setting is quite different than that of High Knoll Fort. The home's beautiful Georgian façade faces a manicured lawn where several Seychelles giant tortoises roam about. Jonathan, the oldest tortoise, is reputed to be 180 years old and has lived on the island since he was brought to St. Helena in 1882.

    Following your visit at Plantation House, you will transfer back to the pier.

    Please Note: This tour includes approximate 1-hour of easy to moderate walking, some of it over gravel and uneven natural surfaces. There is a slight incline and steps to negotiate at High Knoll Fort. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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