Seabourn has introduced four new pre- or post-cruise, land-based Seabourn Journeys for 2020. Available on select voyages, Seabourn Journeys provide in-depth cruise extensions that go beyond single-day excursions available from the ship.
The four newest Seabourn Journeys to launch in 2020 include:
UNESCO Imperial Heritage of Europe (10-day pre-cruise or post-cruise) – Experiences include both sides of Budapest; historic highlights of Vienna, including the Parliament, Opera House and City Hall, plus an optional tour of Schönbrunn Palace; Old Town Prague and the Prague Castle complex with the St. Vitus Cathedral; and the old Altstadt of Dresden, including Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera, the baroque beauty of Neustadt, the New Synagogue and more. Next stop is Berlin with highlights from Checkpoint Charlie to the Reichstag Dome, followed by a Baltic ferry crossing from Rostock to Gedser with free time over two days to explore Copenhagen.
UNESCO Lakeside Gems of the Swiss Alps (six-day pre-cruise or post-cruise) – Experiences include Lake Lucerne with a walking tour of Old Town Lucerne; a ride on the world’s only rotating gondola to lunch at the tip of Mt. Titlis, the highest point in the country; riding rails to the picturesque shores of Lake Lugano; and a private car through the Italian Dolomites and the Veneto countryside to or from Venice.
UNESCO Treasures of Tuscany (six-day pre-cruise or post-cruise) – Guests will sample pecorino cheeses in Castello di Corsignano and taste wine in the hill town of Montalcino; view Florentine art on an guided stroll through town, followed by a cooking class; travel to Lucca for a walking tour to the San Martino Cathedral, the Roman amphitheater and more, before visiting a family pasta factory for a Tuscan farmhouse lunch, and viewing the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The journey will finish at the Piazza Duomo and Cathedral in Orivieto.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (six-day pre-cruise) – Guests have three days to explore London, based at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel. Then, they travel on the British Pullman train en route to the English Channel. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will be waiting on the other side, with dinner prepared by French chefs and onboard entertainment. Breakfast and lunch will be waiting the following day, as will the Italian Dolomites before transferring to the Belmond Cipriani Hotel in Venice.
Each package includes select meals, transportation and guided experiences for between two and 10 guests. All Seabourn Journeys are available with transfers to and from Seabourn vessels and various destinations included. In addition to the Journeys program, Seabourn also offers guests dozens of mid-cruise overland tours that can become a part of the overall cruise experience.
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