By: Ralph Grizzle
Custom shoreside adventures highlight the Silver Shore Concierge service that Silversea Cruises offers. From the lush green fields of Northern Ireland to the Byzantine majesty of Istanbul or the golden beaches of the Greek Isles, Silversea is offers to customize the perfect shore experience for guests aboard its luxury ships.
Ideal for families and small groups who want to create a once-in-a-lifetime memory of their trip, the program provides access to air or water transportation so that Silversea guests can enjoy intimate visits to destinations that are not usually available to large groups.
Just to name a few options, guests may opt for private yacht tours to beaches and coves; helicopter flyovers of historic sites and even sports car tours of the Italian countryside. The itineraries can be customized to meet a group’s specific interests and sightseeing preferences, although Silversea expects most itineraries will offer intimate and in-depth explorations of local history and culture.
In addition, Silversea offers Relais & Châteaux land programs for pre- and post-cruise land tours of Northern Europe. Providing a closer look at some of Northern Europe’s most enchanting landscapes, Silversea partners up with the charming properties and fine restaurants of Relais & Châteaux. Available on select Silver Cloud sailings, these land tours are a perfect shoreside complement to the luxury Northern European itineraries provided by Silversea.
For example, guests can extend their cruise vacation ashore and journey from London to discover Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, an elegant country house hotel featuring individually styled guest rooms and superb, two-Michelin-starred cuisine; or explore Ireland’s majestic scenery, pastoral farmlands and a 13th-century castle with lodging at two exquisite Relais & Châteaux properties: Sheen Falls Lodge and Marlfield House, as well as The Merrion, one of Dublin’s most luxurious hotels. These optional land programs include all lodging, transportation, transfers, guided sightseeing and some meals.
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