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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe destination enhancements, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!
This optional excursion will introduce you to one of the Iceland’s top attractions: the Blue Lagoon. This manmade geothermal spa is located in a lava field near Grindvik where super-heated water is fed into the lagoon from nearby Svartsengi. The water’s high silica content creates soft white mud on the bottom of the lake, giving the spa its famous milky-blue shade. This is one of Iceland’s most visited attractions, and bathing in this otherworldly environment is considered a rejuvenating ritual.
Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!
The northern area of Zealand island in Denmark is home to a variety of magnificent castles and sprawling palaces. This optional tour allows you to visit two of these palatial estates, led by a knowledgeable guide. You’ll travel to imposing Frederiksborg Castle, a 17th-century hunting lodge that is now part of the Danish National History Museum. You’ll also visit Kronborg Castle, Immortalized in William Shakespeare's Hamlet as Elsinore. Situated in the Danish town of Helsingør, this is one of Europe’s most important Renaissance castles and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will conclude with a scenic drive along the coastal road known as the “Danish Riviera.”
This tour is available during your optional trip extension in Copenhagen, Denmark.
On this relaxed tour, you will depart from Akureyri and travel north toward scenic Godafoss Waterfalls, The name means “waterfall of the Gods” and it’s easy to believe this name was chosen due to the awe-inspiring beauty of these expansive cascades. However, Icelandic legend says the name was chosen by Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði, a Viking explorer who is said to have thrown his Pagan statues into the falls. You’ll have a quick stop in Fosshóll, a small 1930s-era farm and trading community, before returning to Akureyri.
Board an off-road bus and travel past jagged mountain peaks and remote farmlands, exploring the rugged landscape of Skálanes Nature Reserve. Your tour includes a stop for refreshments at the charming lakeside Skálanes House. Built in 1926 as a private farm, Skálanes House was renovated in 2006 and converted into a research and education center focused on the conservation of Iceland’s natural and cultural environment. Guests can embark on a moderate walk through the surrounding landscape, or simply relax at Skálanes House and enjoy the scenery.
This immersive optional tour delves into the tasty culinary culture of Sweden. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll stop at food markets, vendor stalls, and local eateries, sampling tasty Swedish delicacies and learning about traditional and regional cuisine. Your tastings include great local dishes based on the season. Perhaps you’ll enjoy a fika coffee break and a pastry, a sampling of artisanal smoked meats, local beer, or a cutting-edge New Nordic version of Swedish meatballs.
This tour is available during your optional trip extension in Stockholm, Sweden.
Join this optional tour and explore the historic village of Thingeyri, the area’s first trading post. This is one of the oldest settlements in the region, with a current population of approximately 260 residents, Along the way, enjoy a light family-style lunch at a local community house and enjoy musical entertainment by a local band. Later, you’ll stop at thunderous Dynjandi Waterfall, the tallest and most impressive waterfall in the Westfjord region. On your return drive to the ship, be on the lookout for Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Ships once sought shelter from northerly winter storms below its mountains.
Set off on an amazing full-day journey through the Lake Mývatn region, an area of extreme contrasts. While one side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied wildlife. You’ll continue to the small settlement of Skutustadagígar and enjoy a stop at Dimmuborgir’s impressive lava formations. Icelandic folklore says that Dimmuborgir is said to connect the earth to the infernal regions. Towards the end of your tour, you’ll stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths for a relaxing geothermal bath.
Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, as our onboard expert explains the notes and flavors of each one. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun, and are a fantastic way to expand your palate.
The optional activity is available on board your vessel.
Join our onboard expert as they guide you on a journey for the palate as you sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon, try a classic 25-year-old Scotch, and enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, all hand-selected from our private collection.
Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.
A wine pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.
This optional onboard experience combines Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s indulgent Chef’s Table Dinner with our exclusive Wine-Pairing Dinner for a truly elevated dining event. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef and our onboard wine expert, you’ll savor a skillfully-prepared, multicourse meal where each dish is perfectly paired with a select wine chosen from Vantage’s private collection. This is sure to be a truly unparalleled feast for the senses, but it is only available on a limited basis. Reserve now so you don’t miss out.
Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.