This Luxury Cruise Line Is Offering Free Land Tours — You Could Save Up To $5,000

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For a limited time, the cruise line is offering its Free Land Program, allowing guests to choose a free pre- or post-cruise add-on.Photo credit: StudioPortoSabbia / Shutterstock.com

Oceania Cruises is giving travelers a chance to immerse themselves in the world’s most exotic destinations, for free. For a limited time, the cruise line is offering its Free Land Program, allowing guests to choose a pre- or post-cruise add-on, saving up to $4,600 per person.

“Each of our land programs delve deep into the rich history, culture, nature, and architecture of these destinations,” said Howard Sherman, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises. “There are some places in the world we just can’t reach by ship, but are must-sees when cruising the region, so our immersive land programs are the best opportunity for guests to visit these remarkable places and do it for free.”

Free Land Program

Guests who book by January 8, 2023, can choose an immersive add-on available for free on 14 featured sailings to Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and more. This allows guests to delve deeper into the world’s most treasured wonders.

Free Land Tour Offerings

The 14 offerings on 2023 itineraries offer guests visits to some of the world’s most famous cities, including:

1. Ancient Incas & Pristine Paracas, Lima, Peru

View ancient Peruvian wonders by flying over the enormous drawings that the pre-Columbian Nazca people created in the desert. Explore the 15th-century ruins of the coastal community of Tambo Colorado.

2. Chilean Wonders & Wine, Santiago De Chile, Chile

Enjoy Chilean wines and drinks at the foothills on the outskirts of Santiago, with the towering Andes as a backdrop.

3. Winelands & Wildlife, Cape Town, South Africa

Enjoy wine tastings in the epicenter of Cape Winelands, paired with the chance to view animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and Cape buffalo at a private game reserve.

4. India’s Crown Jewel, Mumbai, India

Watch a sunrise and sunset at the Taj Mahal and spend time at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort. Or visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum known as the “Baby Taj.”

5. Angkor Wat, Bangkok, Thailand

Explore the ruins of the Angkor Archaeological Park and dozens of Hindu-Buddhist temples at Angkor Wat.

6. Explore Singapore, Singapore

Visit traditional temples and synagogues in the city along Waterloo Street and in Chinatown. Cruise the Singapore River and experience a Singapore Sling in the legendary Raffles Hotel.

7. The Jewels Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Ride the funicular to soaring Victoria Peak, a sampan boat past Chinese junks in Aberdeen Harbour, and a cable car up to Ngong Ping village — home to the once-remote Buddhist Po Lin monastery.

8. Tribute To Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Check out the city, the 7th-century Sensoji Temple, and the Edo Tokyo Museum. The Imperial Palace bridges the past and present. See the castle where samurai warriors once lived, which is now where Japan’s imperial family resides.

9. Glimpse Of Arabia, Dubai, UAE

See the United Arab Emirates through the landmarks that best express its richly layered history and audacious vision for the future. See things like the Museum of Islamic Civilization in Sharjah, the Grand Mosque, and The Louvre Abu Dhabi.

10. Emirates: Past, Present & Future, Dubai, UAE

Gain a remarkably comprehensive understanding of the United Arab Emirates by visiting three cities and famous landmarks: the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the Museum of Islamic Civilization and Souk Al Arsa in Sharjah.

11. Cultural Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Take the ferry to Goat Island and discover its significance to the Aboriginal people, who own it once again. Wander the Royal Botanic Garden and the national park Ku-Ring-Gai Chase to understand herbal medicines and how the Indigenous people nurtured the land.

12. Scenic Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia

Take an adventure to the Blue Mountains, a massive UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls, and hear Aboriginal legends about the weathered Three Sisters peaks. You can also ride the world’s steepest incline railway, travel between clifftops in a glass-bottom tram, and descend into the ancient Jamison Valley by cableway.

13. A Passion For Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Take a ride on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, get a behind-the-scenes look at the festival Carnival to see how costumes and floats are made, or simply take time to explore the city.

14. San Francisco & Sausalito, San Francisco, California

Adventure to the greatest attractions in the Bay Area including the world’s largest Chinatown outside of Asia, the hairpin turns of Lombard Street, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Take some time to enjoy the laid-back vibe of Sausalito.

About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s seven small, luxurious ships carry a maximum of 1,210 guests and feature the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Expertly-curated travel experiences aboard the designer-inspired ships call on more than 450 marquee and boutique ports around the world. You can even opt-in for the epic 180-day Around the World Voyages. The brand has a second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship on order for delivery in 2025.

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