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Amsterdam to Monte Carlo

EUROPEAN OPUS | 14 Nights | Departs Sep 30, 2014

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Bilbao, Spain

Ports:

Sep, 30

-Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct, 1

-Cruise the English Channel

Oct, 2

-Saint-Malo, France

Oct, 3

-Lorient, France

Oct, 4

-Le Verdon

-Bordeaux, France

Oct, 5

-Bordeaux, France

Oct, 6

-Bilbao, Spain

Oct, 7

-La Coruña, Spain

Oct, 8

-Oporto, Portugal

Oct, 9

-Lisbon, Portugal

Oct, 10

-Cruise the Strait of Gibralter

Oct, 11

-Valencia, Spain

Oct, 12

-Barcelona, Spain

Oct, 13

-Provence (Marseille), France

Oct, 14

-Monte Carlo, Monaco

Bilbao, Spain-port

Bilbao straddles the Bilbao or Nervión River some 15 miles from the Cantabrian Seacoast. An industrial city, the metropolitan area ranks among Spain's most important commercial and financial centers. Proximity to the sea and early discovery of vast mineral deposits led to the development of the port. The modern city center is El Ensanche (literally "the expansion"). Possibly the newest source of great local pride is the remarkable Guggenheim Museum-Bilbao.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • 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
  • Bilbao and Getxo
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Guernica and the Biscaine Coast
    Light Activity /Walking
  • San Sebastian and Hondarribia
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Marques de Riscal and the Rioja Wine Region
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • A Glimpse of San Sebastian
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Torre Loizaga & Old Quarter
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Bilbao
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Bilbao and Getxo

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: bio-002
    Price:

    Free

    The historic beauty of Bilbao is yours to discover during a visit to Getxo, ride above the Hanging Bridge and tour of the Old Quarter.

    Depart the pier for the drive to Getxo, an elegant residential town on the bank of the Nervion River featuring large, English-style homes. Upon arrival, you will proceed for a visit to the nearby Hanging Bridge, or Bizkaia Bridge. It joins the riverbanks at Portugalete and Las Arenas, thus enabling free-flowing maritime traffic. Reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower due to its iron structure, this 109-year old masterpiece of engineering is now the oldest transporter bridge in the world. During your visit, you will have an opportunity to ride one of the lifts to a height of 145 feet above sea level, and take in spectacular views of Getxo, the Nervion River and Abra Port.

    Next, you will re-board your coach for the drive to the heart of Bilbao, followed a 1-hour guided walking tour through the historic Old Quarter. As you stroll along the narrow streets lined Renaissance, Baroque and Modernist buildings, your guide will point out sites that include the Cathedral of Santiago, a Gothic church built at the end of the 14th century, the Bridge and Church of San Anton, and Plaza Nueva.

    Your visit will conclude with a drive up Artxanda Hill for spectacular views of the city and Guggenheim Museum.

    Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for this tour, which involves approximately 1 hour of moderate walking in the Old Quarter on mostly flat surfaces. However, this tour is wheelchair-accessible.

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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