Explore More Of Italy And The Greek Isles On Exclusive Lcv Shore Excursions
Our 2018 LCV member voyage through the Greek Isles & Italy is ready to set sail. With exclusive shore excursions—designed specifically for Le Club Voyage members—you'll be able to experience exclusive tours, activities, and the chance to live the Greek & Italian life #AzaLocal-style. Craving an unforgettable thrill? Or an extraordinary day-trip into the heart of local culture? The below shore excursions have what you’re looking for.
These shore excursions have been curated exclusively for this LCV voyage, and will be hosted by Azamara Club Cruises President & CEO, Larry Pimentel, and his wife, Sandi.
EXCLUSIVE LCV SHORE EXCURSIONS
—Escorted by Larry Pimentel—
Experience the beautiful exchange that happens when barriers are broken down over great food and wine shared in a local home. You'll visit the Mykonian "Spiti" (home) of a lovely woman named Teta, who'll welcome you inside for a morning filled with local cuisine, culture and conversation. Enjoy stories of her family's heritage and tales that reflect the history of life on the "Island of the Winds". Take a stroll through her pride and joy, a thriving organic vegetable garden, from which many of the day's treats are sourced. Sip local wine or Cretan rake, while taking turns helping Teta in the kitchen as she prepares a lunch with Greek mezes, such as stuffed tomatoes, traditional dakos, spinach pie and kopanisti cheese. You'll also enjoy some of Teta's homemade sweet preserves with fresh Greek yogurt. Most importantly, you'll get to know this truly enchanting woman who loves making new friends feel like old friends.
Important Notes: Guests in wheelchairs should not select this tour. Guests with limited mobility should be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide assistance. Guests must be able to enter and exit transportation independently with 2-3 steps. Guests with limited mobility may have difficulty accessing the garden, which requires negotiating 15 steps.
—Escorted by Larry Pimentel—
Step back in time on this journey to Santorini's iconic villages, towns, and ancient ruins. Venture to the rocky sides of the caldera and learn about the island's rich geological history. Next, discover the village of Oia and admire the breathtaking blue domes. Then, it's off to the ruins of Akrotiri, where you'll uncover the secrets of this ancient city. Stroll the cobblestone streets, explore the city squares, and peer into the preserved houses and shops. Get a glimpse into ancient Greek life during a fascinating guided tour. Finally, travel to Fira Town, where you'll admire Metropolis Church. Stroll to IDOL restaurant where you'll indulge in a delicious Greek lunch featuring a choice of lamb chops with red wine sauce or salmon with spicy aioli and other local delicacies while taking in a breathtaking view of the caldera. Afterward, enjoy free time to browse and shop in Fira.
Important Notes: Cable car ticket is included. Guests may return to the ship at their leisure. Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour. Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician. Pregnant women who wish to participate on this excursion should have their doctor's approval prior to participating. Guests must be able to negotiate approximately 2-3 steps to enter/exit tender and negotiate approximately 5 steps to enter/exit the motor coach. Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.