Windstar Cruises has doubled its number of Concierge Collection shore excursions for 2018, increasing the total number of these unique tours to 90.
Concierge Collection excursions are intimate, small group experiences that range in size from just four to 12-16 guests, most often under 10. The program is designed for those travellers who are looking for experiences off-the-beaten path that offer the opportunity to live life like a local for a day, whether it’s halibut fishing in the deep waters off Icy Strait Point, Alaska; flying over the expansive vineyards of the Medoc Valley in Bordeaux, France; lunching and learning the nuances of olive oil with the Maître d’Hotel of the Splendido Hotel in Portofino, Italy; wine making in Portimao, Portugal; or zooming around the world famous “TT Motorbike” Race Course on Isle of Man, Scotland.
“At Windstar we are out to own destination authenticity and deliver the destination experience better than anyone else with more immersive tours, more overnights and longer hours in port to explore. Our teams, who carefully craft each excursion, are the clever architects of our guest’s vacation, designing each experience to top the last one,” said Windstar president John Delaney.
Of the 44 new Concierge Collection tours, many are highly localized culinary experiences, while others are a deep and meaningful encounter with the environment and natural world. In many cases, the Concierge Collection experiences combine both of these travel aspects – culinary and the environment – imbuing a bit of local culture along with exposure to awe-inspiring scenery.