Welcome to the Cabo San Lucas cruise port guide. Cabo San Lucas is the sunny resort town on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California. This small town of only 69.000 inhabitants is known for its excellent big-game fishing, great diving spots and challenging surf waves. You will have an excellent day when your ship is making Cabo your port of call, because it simply offers something for everybody! Find out all you need to know about the Cabo San Lucas cruise port underneath:
Phuket offers several locations for your cruise ship. Some ships choose to tender their guests ashore. Typically they will be tendered to Patong beach. Read the full cruise port guide on Phuket here for all the information.
Patong Beach, Phuket
This is Phuket;s Deep Sea port where cruise ships can dock while visiting Phuket as part of the cruise. Find out more in the Phuket cruise port guide here.
Phuket deep sea port, Thailand
Phu My is a large container port in Vietnam. It is also the gateway to Ho Chi Minh city to larger cruise ships who offer this as a destination on their itinerary. Read the full cruise port guide on Phu My here.
phu my port, vietnam
33 Shing Fung Rd, Kai Tak, Hongkong
3-27 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hongkong
Rangiroa is becoming a popular cruise destinations. Cruise ships often want to give their guests a unique experience and this is without doubt one top cruise destinations in the world. If a cruise ships makes Rangiroa their port of call for the day, than they will first need to pass through Tiputa passage. This is the only safe place for large ships to enter the Rangiroa lagoon. Your ship will need to drop anchor in the lagoon and tender you to shore. There are often only 2 piers where cruise ships will tender their passengers to, but both are located on the same island. Click here for all the information you need about Rangiroa cruise port.
Cruise ships have multiple options on where to drop anchor and tender you to shore. One of the options is Cook’s Bay and another one is Papetoai. This tender dock offers several facilities. It is small, but you will find everything you need here like a souvenir market, shore excursions etc. Read the full Moorea cruise port guide here for all the information you need when you are going to visit Moorea by cruise ship.
When your cruise ship drops anchor in Cook’s bay it is hard not to be impressed by your surroundings. The green dramatic mountain tops tower high in the air. From Cook’s bay you will have the perfect opportunity to explore the entire island. Make sure to grab the opportunity because Moorea has so many unique views and experiences to offer. Read our full Moorea cruise port guide for all the information you need to venture out by yourself.
Cooks bay, Moorea
The Bora Bora cruise dock is located at Viatape at the foot of the mountain. This is where your adventure beings to explore Bora Bora. The cruise terminal offers several facilities. There are local shore excursions and a beach shuttle offered shore side. You will find a souvenir and crafts market inside the cruise terminal. You can also chose to walk into Viatape. However, we do feel you will be missing out on something great if you stay close to the cruise terminal. We highly recommend you to venture out and enjoy all the beautiful sights Bora Bora has to offer. Read the full Bora Bora cruise port guide for all the information you need on location and transportation.
Viatape, Bora Bora
Cruise ships drop achor in the Cabo San Lucas bay. From here they will ferry you to shore to the Cabo San Lucas tender dock. This dock has a convenient location in town. You will arrive on a simple dock. There is a tourist information desk that can help you with any questions you might have about Cabo. There are also ATM’s right at the exit. Shopping heaven start right outside the dock as well. You are aslo a very short walk away from the bars and restaurants. Read our full Cabo San Lucas cruise port guide for all the information on Cabo San Lucas as a cruise destination.
Cabo San Lucas tender port
This is the Puerto Caldera cruise dock. Cruise ships either dock at Puntarenas of at Puerto Caldera. Puerto Caldera is a large container harbour that is able to accomodate cruise ships. Click here for the full Puerto Caldera cruise port guide
Estacion Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Fuerte Amador cruise port is the gateway to Panama city. This small island is where cruise ships tender you to shore. There is a cruise terminal close to the tender platforms. This is where you will find facilties like ATM, tourist information, duty free shopping and Wi-Fi. Read our full Fuerte Amador cruise port guide for information on transportation etc.
Fuerte Amador Panama
Most cruise ships will dock at the New Mangalore port. You will find a great cruise terminal here with souvenir shops. The city center of Mangalore is about 10 km away from the cruise dock. Therefore most cruise lines will offer a shuttle service into town. If you chose not to go with a shore excursion you can always grab a taxi or tuk tuk to the city. Visit our full Mangalore cruise port guide for more information about this.
New Mangalore Port Trust, Mangalore
Cruise ships dock at the Felison cruise terminal. At the cruise dock you will great facilities like tourist information and wi-fi. There are no points of interest close to the cruise dock, so keep in mind you will need some form of transportation to visit Amsterdam for example. Visit our full IJmuiden cruise port guide for all the information.
Felison cruise terminal, Ijmuiden
The Dubai cruise dock is located in Port of Rashid. It is one of the largest cruise terminals in the world. You will find 6 cruise docks here which are all connected to a beautiful cruise terminal. Most cruise terminals in Dubai offer tourist informations, souvenir shops, currency exchange etc. The Port of Rashid is rather large and it could be your cruise ship docked a few km’s from the exit of the port. We highly recommend you not to walk through the port area by yourself. Therefore, the way to get out of the port is either by excursion, taxi or shuttle. Read our full Dubai cruise port guide for all the information on this port of call.
Port of Rashid, Dubai
When cruise ships have Rangoon on their destination list they dock at Thilawa. The port is also known as MITT which is short for Myanmar International Terminal Thilawa. This cruise dock is located about 30 km south of Rangoon. The drive takes about an hour or more. You will find MITT is a large industrial port mainly used for the petrol industry and cars import. There is no walking inside the port. The port offers a free shuttle service to the exit of the port. This is where you will find a limited amount of taxis and a the public street with some restaurants on it. Need more information about the Thilawa port, transportation options and what to see and do? Visit the Thilawa cruise port guide.
MITT, Thilawa, Myanmar
Yangon is known as a city of gardens. Kandawgyi is without doubt the most impressive one in the city. In this park you will find a couple of km’s of walkways over the water. They create leisurely walks through the park where you cross all kinds of things including the gold structure you see here. This is the Karaweik hall or palace. It is a bird-shaped floating restaurant on the eastern side of the lake.
Kandawgyi Park, Yangon
On 26th street you will find a local fresh market. They virtually sell anything here. From fruit and vegetables to fish and chicken. The entire street become one market stall, but imagine that its still a public road, so whenever a car needs to pass it will just need to driver over the products.
26th street, Yangon
This is a MUST in Rangoon. It is one of the most impressive religious sights in the world! On top of the Singuttara hill we find this gigantic pagoda that is visible from all over town. It is a 90 meter high golden stupa, topped with 6500 diamonds, rubies and other precious stones. As a visitor you are allowed inside and as soon as everybody has taken off their shoes and are inside you can feel everybody is the same in there. Many people come to witness this religious site, but the mayority of people come from all over the country to perform their religious buddhist rituals.
Swedagon pagoda, Yangon
In the city of Rangoon you will find all kinds of colonial buidlings. They are reminders that Burma used to be the richest country in Asia and as Rangoon in its glory days as a modern city. Nowadays they are just reminders of time gone by. The result is a beautiful city centre with the largest collection of colonial architecture anywhere in Southeast Asia. The plan is the upgrade all of them and return them into the state that reminds us of their former glory.
A hotel in the Kandawgyi Park that is owned by the richest man of Myanmar sets a new standards for luxury. Go for something off the beaten track and book yourself here for a lunch or spa.
Kan Yeik Thar Road, Yangon, Myanmar
Yangon’s City Hall This is the city hall of Rangoon that you’ll find next to the Sule Pagoda and Mahabandoola Gardens. Mahabadur garden In the middle of the city we find the Mahabadur garden. It is a very popular city park that is known for being a good hang out place, but also because of its eye catcher in the middle. This long obelisk is the Independence monument. It commemorates the independence of Burma from Britain in 1948.
Maha Bandula Road, Yangon, Myanmar
Also known as Bogyoke Aung San Market lies in the heart of Rangoon. It is the most popular market among the tourist. Find any kind of art, jewelry or fabric here.
Bo Gyoke Rd, Yangon, Myanmar
This is a city landmark for Yangon and it marks the city centre. What the Arc de Triumph is for Paris is what the Sule Pagoda is for Yangon. The pagoda is a 42 meter high golden stupa that is said to be over 2000 years old and house the hair of a Buddha. When the Brittish started to rebuild the city in the 1880’s they implemented a grid pattern in the city all around this pagoda. That is why this pagoda truly marks the city centre and it is a great starting location for any visit to the city.
unction of Sule Pagoda Road, မဟာဗန္ဓုလလမ်း, Yangon 11141, Myanmar
Within short walking distance of the cruise terminal (see map above for exact location) you will find the North Sea Locks. This set of 4 locks that connect the North Sea Canal with the North Sea. It creates the connection between Amsterdam and sea. The first locks were created in 1876, which at that time made them the largest canal locks in the world. If you want you can have a look and see all the traffic come by using the locks.
Middensluisweg 2, 1975 AL IJmuiden
Climb the highest church tower in Amsterdam and get beautiful panoramic views over the city. Start your 186 step tour at the base of the tower. Open everyday. Catch tram 13 or 17 from Central Station to stop “Westermarkt”.
Prinsengracht 279, 1016 GW Amsterdam
The Vondelpark is to Amsterdam what central park is to New York. This big city park is where the locals work out, enjoy a nice picnic or get some fresh air. Visit the “Blauwe Theehuis” for a nice cup of tea and go people watching. Reach the Vondelpark with tram 1,2 or 5 from Central Station.
Vincent van Gogh is arguably one of the most influential of all modern artists. His greatest work is on display in the Van Gogh museum and that makes it one of the most popular museums in Amsterdam. Find the museum on Museum square. Take tram 2 or 5 from Central Station to Museum square.
Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
This museum is considered to be the best in the country. Enjoy an extraordinary collection of paintings from every pre-twentieth-century period of Dutch art. Find the greatest work of great Dutch names like Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. Take tram 2, 5 or 24 from Central Station to Rijksmuseum/Museum square.
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam
The famous Red Light District in Amsterdam is basically a really cozy neighbourhood full of cafe’s, restaurants, shops and red coloured windows. If it wasn’t for its well known reputation you would find a quite, small town community here in the centre of Amsterdam. Have a nice stroll on these streets to get a sense on the tolerance of the Dutch. You will find the Red Light District on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburgwal streets. The Red Light Districs is only a 10 minute walk from central station.
De Wallen, Amsterdam
Museum square is the beating heart of art in the city of Amsterdam. Find it’s most famous artists on display in one of the 3 mayor art museums here. Visit one of this renowned museum, stop for lunch or sit down and relax in the sun on the best square of Amsterdam. Take tram 2, 5 or 24 from Central Station to stop “Museum plein”.
Also Amsterdam has a location occupied by this famous house of wax. We think if you have visited one, you have visited them all, so no need to go if you have already before. Take any tram from Central Station (except tram 26) to Dam Square.
Dam 20, 1012 NP Amsterdam
After the war Waterlooplein revived and became the city’s best flea market. Visit this chaotic market for a taste of city life or to roam the antique, junk and clothing stalls. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm.
“Such and endless desire for friendship” is the text you will find at the Amsterdam’s Gay Monument from 1987. The pink triangle was used in World War II by Nazi-Germany as a symbol of homosexuality. Today it is a symbol of pride. The granite monument is anchored into the canals of Amsterdam to represent the struggle for gay rights. Take tram 13 or 17 from Central Station to Westermarkt.
Westermarkt, 1016 Amsterdam
Stroll the flower market to see what is produced in the Dutch greenhouses. From tullips to cactus, you will find it here in of the many stalls. Take tram 1, 2, or 5 at Central station to Koningsplein.
Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam
The former Heineken brewery is now occupied by the Heineken experience. It displays the history of beer-making in general and Heineken in particular. You will see the old brewing facilities and other attractions like what it’s like to be a beer bottle and a virtual reality tour of Amsterdam. Take tram 16 or 24 from Central Station to Stadhouderskade.
Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam
This high rated attraction in Amsterdam is not for the faint-hearted. Step inside to experience 500 years of Dutch history. Learn and experience the black plague, the secrets of Rembrandt and the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition. Take tram 9, 16 or 24 from Central Station to Rokin.
Rokin 78, 1012 KW Amsterdam
Dam square is the closest square to Central Station. It is the beating heart of the city that has many of the most important monuments of the city on it. Find the Royal Palace and WWII monument as the two prominent monuments here. Dam square is about 10 minutes walk from the Central station, you can also take any tram (except tram 26) leaving at Central Station to Dam Square.
This 13th century building is the oldest building in Amsterdam. It’s a remarkable piece of architecture with its Estonian planks, 2500 graves, unique stained glass windows and much more.
Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam
The Amsterdam China Town is the oldest Chinese neighbourhood on mainland Europe. It was established in 1911. Roam de Zeedijk (street) where you can visit the temple or on of the many Chinese restaurants. Find China town on “Zeedijk”. This is a 5 minute walk from Central Station.
Amsterdam is a great place to go shopping. The largest shopping street in town is the Kalverstraat. The best place to start your shopping is at Dam square. Take any tram from Central Station (except tram 26) to stop “Dam”.
Close to the Passenger terminal you will find the Maritime museum. The Dutch are famous for their voyages and discoveries around the world especially during the 17th and 18th century. See the detailed models of the clippers of the East India Company, then the fastest ships in the world. Also find an actual clipper at the doorstep of the museum. You will find many nautical paintings, navigational equipment and examples of early atlases that tell you the story how the Dutch became one of the most powerful empires in the world.
Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam
The hottest neighbourhood in town right now is the 9 startles or 9 street. Find beautiful little boutiques, vintage shops and charming lunch places in one of the cutest areas of Amsterdam.
Anne Frank is one of the 100.000 Dutch jews who died during World War II. In the middle of the city centre of Amsterdam, at Prinsengracht 263, you will find the actual house where she and her family lived for 2 years during the war. This is also where she wrote in her diary that later would go all over the world and be a source of inspiration to many, including Nelson Mandela and Primo Levi. The rooms where the Franks lived in have been left much the same as they were in the 1940’s. Expect long queues at the museum. Avoid long lines by buying your ticket online: http://www.annefrank.org/en/Museum/Practical-information/Online-ticket-sales/ Take tram 13 or 17 from central station to Westermarkt.
Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam
Tugged away on Spui square you will find a little portal that goes into the Begijnhof. It is a 14th century courtyard with a small church and little houses. It was build as a home for the Beguines nuns. Pay a visit here to enjoy one of the prettiest and quietest corners of the city centre. Open from 8am-5pm. Visit Begijnhof by taking tram 1, 2 or 5 from central station to Spui.
One of the nicest ways to see the city of Amsterdam is from the comfort of a canal cruise. One of the mayor departure points of canal cruises is at the Central Station. Find out which canal cruise best fits your needs and hop on. It truly is a great way to get a different perspective on the city.
If you want to espace the crowds of the city Drottingholm palace is the perfect place to go to. This UNESCO world heritage site is a well-preserved royal castle from the 1600’s. Inside you will find lots of rooms in their original interior telling you about the times of the international royalty and nobels. Visit it by taxi or take the ferry from the city hall in the city centre.
178 02 Drottningholm, Sweden
This well known amusement park on Djurgarden has 30 rides, lots of restaurants and often summer concerts. If you want to experience something different make sure to check their agenda to see if anything special is going on.
Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
When talking about the Royal Palace it is very important to mention it is 1 room bigger than Buckingham palace. It is open to the public and you can visit one of the museum inside. You can also meet the royal guards that have been guarding the palace since 1523. The changing of the guards is also a popular attraction. They start at the Cavalry Barracks and than march to the Army Museum. They arrive at the palace around 12.15 (on Sundays around 13.15).
Royal Palace, Stockholm
This grand museum in the middle of old town Stockholm tells the story of the Nobel Prize and its founder. It aims to spread knowlegde as well as to create interest around natural sciences and culture.
Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm, Sweden
There are hundred works of art in the city of Stockholm. The most unusual is the Iron Boy Statue. The name of the boy is Järnpojke and he is the smallest statue in Stockholm. Find him in the middle of Gamla Stan and bring him something. Some people make him little scarfs or hats to keep him warm or some just offer some candy. He’s the smallest but also the hardest statue the find in Stockholm so make sure to check where he is in the map above
Järnpojke, Trädgårdsgatan 2, 111 31 Stockholm, Sweden
The Tyska Kyrkan is one of the many churches in the old town Gamla Stan. This building dates back from the 1500’s. Visit the church between 11 am and 5 pm to witness the 350 year old pulpit and much more.
Svartmangatan 16, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Scandinavia is known for its ice bars and hotels. In the city centre of Stockholm you can find an ice bar. Visit this bar to get the polar experience as you sit at the ice bar, on your ice chair with your ice glass.
Vasaplan 4, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden has some of the best shops in the Europe. If you are in the shopping mood make sure to kick off at Drottinggatan. This is the largest pedestrian shopping street in Stockholm.
This landmark in Stockholm is the Ericsson Globe. Take a 20 minute ride in the SkyView: the world’s largest spherical building.
Globen, Globentorget 2, 121 77 Stockholm, Sweden
This is one of the most important buildings in Sweden. It is famous for its grand ceremonial halls, unique architecture and striking interior. Take a tour inside and get the inside look in the meaning behind this mosaic golden hall, the nobel prize banquet and the city of Stockholm.
Hantverkargatan 1, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
The National Museum of Stockholm is closed due to renovation. It will reopen in 2018. Find out on their website were they hold their temporary exhibition.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden
This is Stockholm’s old town. Situated on the island of Riddarholmen lies one of the best preserved medieval city centers in Europe. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252. It is filled with lots of museums, attractions, restaurants and cafe’s. A visit to Stockholm is not complete without it.
Gamla Stan, Stockholm
This is one of the most visited museums in Scandinavia. It houses the famous Vasa ship. This Swedish warship was built in the 1620’s and sank on her maiden voyage to the bottom of the Stockholm waters. For 333 years it was raised to the surface again and nowadays you can find it in all of its full glory in the Vasa Museum.
Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Since may of 2013 Stockholm is enriched by the ABBA museum. These Swedish supertroupers are known world wide for their many hits in the 70’s and 80’s. Visit the museum for a trip down memory lane. Be sure to do it, because it is one gigantic party here! Make recordings with the group, dance to the music and test your ABBA knowlegde!
Djurgårdsvägen 68, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
The Virgin waterfall is better known as the Tegenungan waterfall. It’s a quite spot where you can escape daily life and enjoy a small piece of paradise away from the tourist sights. Make your way down the staircase and bring your bathing suit. Make it your paradise for a day. Bring drinks and just relax in the water or chill on the rocks. From the port it is a 26 km / 1 hrs drive to the north.
Nungnung Waterfall, Bali
It might not be the best temple to get acquainted with the temple culture for the fact you cannot enter the temple, but it is known for its importance in the Balinese culture and its dramatic setting on the cliffs on the south of the island. Therefore most people go during sunset. Make sure you’ll be there at 5.30 pm. From the port it is a 25 km / 1 hrs drive to the south west.
Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
The elephant cave also known as Goa Gajah near Ubud. See the map above to find it’s exact location. It is an immense temple complex where you can explore the temples that were re-discovered in 1923. Don’t expect too much of what you’ll find in the cave, but enjoy the view while you navigate the stairs going from temple to temple. From the port it is a 35 km / 1 hrs 15 min drive to the north.
Goa Gajah, Ubud
Ubud is simply the most charming city of Bali. It is a gem to explore whatever your interests are. It has the famous monkey forest, the small little streets with boutiques, bars and cooking classes. It has the pasar/market for whatever you want to buy and the temples and rice fields are just around the corner. Remember though that if there is ever any furniture or art that you are looking for Ubud is the place to shop! From the port it is a 35 km / 1 hrs 15 min drive to the north.
Tirta Empul is the 10th century temple famous for its holy water. This is where Hindu Bali people come to purify themselves. Make sure to bring a bathing suit because you are also able to purify yourself with this holy water. Behind the purifying pool is an entire temple complex where you are also able to see the impressive source of the water and water tanks. From the port it is a 50 km / 1,5 hrs drive to the north.
Jalan Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
If you are interested in the multi rooftops temples this is the one to go to! You’ll find a collection on 10 of the Meru towers. They are typical in Balinese temple architecture. They usually have 3,5,7,9 or 11 roofs and this indicates how sacred the building is. Note: you cannot enter the temple, you can only walk around it and make photo’s like the one above. From the port it is a 30 km / 1 hrs drive to the north.
Jalan Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Pandawa beach was back in the days known as the Secret Beach. This is where the locals, the modern day hippies, expats and families come to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. Some would say this is the best beach of the island and many would agree. This is not the beach to enjoy the services of a resort, but to enjoy Bali the way the locals do. From the port it is 20 km / 40 min drive to the south.
Pandawa beach, Bali
This is the temple that is famous for its sunsets. Join the rest of the island no later than 5.30 pm to see these two temples beautifully back-lit by the sun. Truly one of those experiences where you get mesmerized by Bali. After the sunset you can also join the daily fire dance at 6.30 pm at the temple of Tanah Lot. From the port it is a 28 km / 1 hrs 15 min drive to the north west.
Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
First learn about the spices and fruit they grow on Bali and than get the chance to drink “the most expensive coffee in the world” for just a few dollars. This famous coffee, also known as Kopi Luwak, has first been eaten and defecated by the Paradoxurus or Luwak. Sip it up while overlooking the most dramatic rice terraces. From the port it is 45 km / 1,5 hrs drive to the north.
Bali Pulina, Bali
This is the tiny beach Padang Padang. Find it in a cove at an approximate 45 minute drive from the port. It is sometimes crowded but definitely worth it if you want to go a bit off the beaten track. There is a quite adventurous staircase to go down to the cliff to reach the beach and on the beach you’ll find a small market, the surfers and all the beach chillers. From the port it is 23 km / 45 min drive to the south west.
Padang Padang beach, Bali
A must-visit for anybody interested in the Balinese culture and tradition. This museum is the best on the island. It is divided in 5 different buildings that have excellent exhibitions that tell you about the tempels, ceremonies, arts and rituals like tooth filing and cremation towers. There are English signs and often also a non-official guide willing to guide you through the museum for +/- 50.000 IDR. From the port it is 12 km / 30 min drive to the north.
Jl. Mayor Wisnu No.1, Dangin Puri, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232, Indonesia
Kuta Beach is simply the most popular beach around. It is the most commercialized area of Bali and most of it is all based and focused on tourism. You either love it or you hate it. From the port it is 10 km / 20 min drive to the north west.
Kuta beach, Bali
This beach is approximately a 15 minute drive from the dock. See the map above for its location. It’s not crowded, not to touristy, it has all the facilities you could wish for and in the evening it transforms into THE beach to eat seafood and to watch the sunset. Because it’s so famous for evening entertainment there is hardly anybody there during the day. Ask your taxi driver for the Belmond hotel or Four Season. Walk onto the beach, pick a bed/chair and enjoy your day!
Jimbaran beach, Bali
History lovers pay attention! Klung kung is the former capital of Bali. The city was destroyed during the battle of 1908, but what still stands are the court yard and the meeting room which are both famous for their art work on the ceiling. Be fascinated by the stories these paintings will tell you about Balinese life. From the port it is 40 km / 1 hrs drive to the north east.
Klungkung Royal Palace, JL. Diponegoro, Semarapura Kangin, 80751 Bali, Indonesia, Central Semarapura, Klungkung Sub-District, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80761, Indonesia
In the famous artistic Ubud, that is about an hours drive from Benoa, you’ll find Ubud. What used to be famous for woodcarving, paintings and other forms of art is nowadays also on the world map since the Hollywood movie “Eat, pray, love” was shot in Ubud. And let’s not forget the most famous inhabitants of the Monkey Forest that guard the temple complex here. From the port it is 30 km / 1 hrs 15 min drive north.
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Just over an hours drive from Benoa, to the north of Ubud you’ll find Tegallalang. At this town you’ll find the most breathtaking views over the rice terraces. A little bit north of Tegallalang you simply have to lunch at either Dewa cafe of Bon Bali, they both have delicious Balinese food while you are enjoying a view like this. This is a mandatory photo stop. From port it is 48 km / 1,5 hrs drive to the north.
Jalan Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Bali
Walk down the long staircase to the monuments, but keep your camera ready as you walk down the stairs as this is where you’ll see one of the most scenic rice fields come by. When at the bottom of the staircase discover these 11th century candi-altars carved into the rocks. From the port it is 52 km / 1,5 hrs drive to the north.
Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
From Southampton you also have the opportunity to go to London. This is a train ride away. It takes about one-and -a half to two hours, so you need to get off the ship early if you are to see anything and get back before it leaves! Check the schedule on http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England miles, 30 miles northwest of Southampton. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is most easily reached by train to Salisbury station, where coaches will take you to Stonehenge. Salisbury cathedral is also worth a visit. Check the schedule on http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK
This is the largest shopping mall of Southampton with about 150 shops. You could easily spend a day in here.
Harbour Parade, Southampton SO15 1QF, UK
This is the oldest building in Southampton. Since 1070 this church has stood here at its prominent spot in the city centre, at the centre of the Old Town.
Bugle St, Southampton SO14 2AD, UK
Titanic is still a prominent subject in Southampton. When the ship left the docks of the Ocean Terminal in 1912 4 out of 5 crew members were from Southampton. The tragedy of the Titanic therefore had a massive impact on this small town. Find several memorial monuments all over town and a special exhibition at the Sea City Museum.
A gorgeous old structure stands here in ruins in the city centre of Southampton. It was erected in 1320. It was destroyed during WWII. It is preserved by the people of Southampton to honour those who served the Merchant Navy and lost their live at sea. It also holds one of the Titanic memorials.
3-5 Bernard St, Southampton SO14 3AU, UK
The original walls of the old city of Southampton are still visible all over town. In many ways they are implemented into modern day life, but they still tell the story of what happened here centuries ago in medieval Southampton. They date back to the Norman Invasion in 1066. Many wine vaults survive from the same period.
Bargate, W Bargate, Southampton SO14 1HF, UK
This monument is without doubt the eye catcher of the city. It was constructed in 1180 by the Normans. For centuries it has been the entry and exit to the city of Southampton. It still stands here proud today as a gate between old and new Southampton. On a regular basis the tourist guides organise city walks from here. They usually have an information sheet for you about this in the terminal. These walks are run by volunteers that have a special love for their city.
High St, Southampton SO14 2DJ, UK
The QE2 mile is High Street and Above Bar street. Together this street runs through the old and new town as it links the city park and waterfront. Walk it from beginning to end to see the main highlights of Southampton. City Exhibition The city of Southampton has done a really good job creating an open-air exhibition out of Southampton. In the old town they give you lots of information through tiles like these for example. Knowing where you walk does enhance the experience and Southampton really knows how to do this!
High Street, Southampton
This showcases the history of aviation in the Southampton area. It has 18 aircraft of various types, including a Spitfire and a Flying Boat. Check the tourist maps as it is a little difficult to find in Albert Road, to the east of the City centre!
Albert Rd S, Southampton SO14 3FR, UK
This ancient House dates back to the times of the Tudors (Henry VIII and his 6 wives is the best known of these!). It now houses the City’s main historical Museum.
Bugle St, Southampton SO14 2AD, UK
Across the St. Magnus Cathedral you will find some medieval structures in ruines. The Kirkwall castle, Bishop’s palace and Earl’s palace stand side by side. It is a great location to learn more about historic Kirkwall.
Watergate, Kirkwall KW15 1PD, UK
This archeological site is where you find 4 standing stones. Originally it would have been 12 stones. They believe this to be the oldest of the henge monuments, although the site was never finished. This site lies 10,5 mile west of the port.
Stromness KW16 3JZ, UK
In the south you will find the Churchill Barriers. They are great causeways built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II as anti-submarine barriers. The bay was the main base of the Royal Navy during WWI and WWII. Go with a guide to get the picture behind the operations that took place here. Scala flow lies 16 mile south of the port. The ride includes a crossing on ferry.
Scapa Flow, Scotland
This is the main shopping street in the town of Kirkwall. Find all kind of lovely boutiques and local stores here.
Albert street, Kirkwall
This is the best location to get an amazing impression on life in the Neolithic period. In 1850 a storm hit the Orkney Islands and uncovered a neolithic village. Archeologists were able to put together the puzzle pieces of how these people used to live: their farmings methods, their engineering techniques and living habits. There are 7 different houses. All are connected to each other and they are even fairly comfortable if you have a close look. It gives a fascinating and tangible inside look to what the stone age was all about. Skara Brae lies 17 mile west of the port.
Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK
The eye-catcher of the town of Kirkwall would be the St. Magnus Cathedral. It is constructed in 1137 and is still in use today. There is something very mysterious about this cathedral. The sad look, combined with the old graveyard and unusual stones make a unique church. Find it in the middle of town.
Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, UK
One of the most famous archeological sites is the Ring of Brodgar. It is one of the oldest and largest stone henge moment found on the British Isles. 27 stones of 60 stones still stand here today. 60 stones at a 6 degree angle make up a perfect 360 degree circle. It must have been a huge engineering project during those days. There must have been a large community that had put this together for one common purpose. The Ring of Brodgar lies 11,5 mile west of the port.
B9055, Stromness KW16, UK
2 km out of town you will find the Highland Distillery. They have a visitors centre for tourists and also give guide tours throughout the day. Visit their website for the exact hours: http://highlandpark.co.uk/visit/
Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall KW15 1SU, UK
This is the typical picture of Ireland and yet it seems like Dunmore East is one of the few places where you can still find these lovely houses. Back in the days there used to be 100.000’s of these type of roofs. Nowadays you can only find them in a few places. About a century ago people switched to tiled roofs when it became available although they were more expensive. Nowadays it is more expensive to have thatched roof, but it is making a come back. Find them all over Dunmore East.
Dunmore East, Ireland