About Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I purchase shore excursions on this website?

A: Yes, most Seabourn shore excursions can be purchased in advance online once you have booked your cruise and know your itinerary. To purchase a shore excursion online, click the Find Shore Excursions link above.

Q: Do I have to buy the shore excursions online?

A: No. Purchasing a shore excursion online provides immediate confirmation. You can also contact us by phone to purchase tours from our Destination Specialists by calling 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187. You can also purchase excursions after boarding your ship. Space is limited, so book early for the best selection.

Q: Can I purchase tours for both myself and my companion?

A: Yes, you can purchase tours online for all guests on the booking.

Q: How do I know which tours are right for me?

A: Excursion descriptions are marked with various symbols to indicate the amount and difficulty of walking, as well as occasional special interest content. In addition, specific information about restrictions or suggested cautions is included in the tour descriptions. Once you are on board, the Tour Manager can help you assess the suitability of a specific tour in a personal consultation.

Q: What if I need to cancel my excursion?

A: We understand plans change. However, last minute cancellations can result in costs to us or to our third party service providers. Cancellations of shore excursions, spa services or gift orders made more than three days prior to embarkation will be fully refunded; cancellations made onboard or within the three day window prior to embarkation may be subject a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees for certain shore excursions may be up to one hundred percent (100%) of the shore excursion price, depending on the shore excursion. For onboard cancellations of shore excursions, therefore, please speak with the Shore Excursion department onboard for the actual cancellation fee amount. Cancellations of spa services within twenty-four hours of the appointment are subject to a fifty percent (50%) cancellation fee. All cancellations made onboard will be refunded in the form of onboard credit, regardless of whether the purchase was made by a guest or a third party.

Q: What if I want to do two tours in the same day?

A: In many ports, it is possible to do two tours in the same day. However we recommend that you confirm with a destination specialist at 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187 at the time you are booking your excursion. If there is a time conflict, you will be able to select the tour you prefer.

Q: What if I want to do something that’s not offered on a tour?

A: In most ports Seabourn's staff, both ashore and on board, are capable of arranging a wide range of individualized activities. You can make your custom request by calling us at 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187 and speaking with one of our Destination Specialists to arrange your experience before you sail. Our hours of operation are 6am-5pm Monday-Friday and Saturday and Sunday 8am-3:30pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Q: What if a tour is cancelled?

A: If Seabourn cancels a tour due to safety, security of other conditions beyond our control a full refund will credited to your onboard account.

Q: Is it customary to extend gratuities to local tour guides?

A: Yes. Seabourn tour prices do not include gratuities for guides, drivers and other tour operator staff.

Malta's Capitals: Mdina & Valletta: A UNESCO Partner Tour

Approximately 4 Hours
Considerable Walking  Tour Manager's Choice 

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The City of Valletta was inscribed in 1980, owing to its being inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta's 320 closely spaced monuments make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

Acquaint yourself with two great capitals -- both rich in architectural gems. Your guide will walk you through both of these beautiful locations highlighting the main points of interest in each.

A scenic drive takes you inland to Mdina --the island's former capital and one of the few great architectural treasures of Malta that did not result from the activities of the Knights of St John. This is the oldest city on the island, dating back to pre-historic times, and the word Mdina derives from the Arabic word medina which simply means 'city'. You will also have some free time to roam and explore on your own.

Continue to Valletta, named after Grand Master Jean Parisot de la Valletta, who inspired the Knights of St John and led the Maltese to victory during the siege of 1565. Visit the monumental St John's Co-Cathedral, and enjoy a walking tour past landmarks that include the Grand Master's Palace, the ruins of the Royal Opera House and Our Lady of Victories Church.

Cap it all off with great harbor views from the upper Barrakka Gardens.

You will also have some free time to enjoy Valletta at your own pace before returning to the ship.

Please note: Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Shorts are not allowed. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a sun hat. St John's Co-Cathedral is closed on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays; a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology will be substituted.

Learn more: Learn more: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/131