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The Border Country
Destination: Transatlantic

Port/City: Vigo, Spain

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*40.00 USD (Adult)
*29.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
  

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
The Border Country - VG09

The tour is bound for Valenca do Minho, Portugal that invites tourists and foreign shoppers to visit its streets filled with pottery, linen and crockery. Conclude your walking tour with free time for shopping (approx 30 mins). Your return to Vigo will include stop at El Castro Mount for views of Vigo Bay & city. En route to ship & if time permits, you can walk through Oyster Stalls on Stone Street to glimpse seafood culture in Galicia. (Option available only for ships docked at terminal.) Note: Guests must walk approx 2.40 km over uneven, cobblestones and steps. Tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or wheelchairs. Valencia shops accept most credit cards & Euros.
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Head for the border and the must-see "shopping fortress" of Valenca do Minho, Portugal. This is a particularly attractive town whose 17th-century ramparts, meant to protect against Spanish invaders, now beckon all tourists to shop its pottery, linens and crafts. The unique character of this place derives from its gothic houses and Romanesque church. Your return to Vigo will include a stop at El Castro Mount for views of Vigo Bay and the city.

Highlights:
• Valenca do Minho: Take a walking tour of the border town, with approximately 30 minutes free time for shopping.
• El Castro Mount: Enjoy views of Vigo Bay and the city from an old fortress surrounded by green parkland.
• Eiffel Bridge: You'll cross the Minho River over the rail bridge designed by Gustav Eiffel.

What to Bring:
• Sea Pass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with mobility challenges should not select this tour.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
•Guests must be able to walk approximately 1-1/2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with some steps Shops in Valenca accept most credit cards and Euros. • There are ongoing road works in the village of Valenca do Minho.
• For Independence of the Seas' sailings from November through March, participants should take appropriate winter weather gear with them (jacket, gloves &hat) as portions of this tour will be conducted outside and in all weather conditions. Due to potential slippery and wet conditions, sturdy, non-slip, low heeled walking shoes are recommended. Participants should plan accordingly.
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