Portoferraio is a charming port on the island of Elba in Tuscany. This lovely destination is literally a treasure trove, as gem stone collectors delight to find a vast variety of minerals and semiprecious-stones here. The islands claim to fame is being the home of Napoleon Bonaparte during his first exile. Visit his summer and winter residences, as well as the Chiesa della Misericordia to view Napoleon's death mask in the heart of Old Town. There you will also see the forts of Falcone and Stella.

Port: Portoferraio (Elba Island)
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Portoferraio (Elba Island)

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 6 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Classic Elba

    Explore two enchanting villages on Elba’s southern coast at your leisure, enjoying time to shop or simply wander about the engaging waterfront.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon pass through Portoferraio, whose name means “iron port,” a reference to the iron mills that fueled the city’s growth in the 19th century. As you continue south over the mountains, you will notice the vegetation changing from chestnut forests to shorter and sparser foliage that can survive on the windswept side of Elba, where the air is often tinged with salt from the sea.

    In time, you will arrive in Marina di Campo, a former fishing village that has been transformed into an alluring resort city full of shops and cafés. The beach is particularly attractive, as it is the longest stretch of sand on the island. The cylindrical tower that rises above the beach at the end of the bay was once a watchtower, built when Pisa ruled Elba.

    Next, you will drive to the island’s southern coast, pausing for photos of the sparkling bays and natural beauty. Upon arriving in Porto Azzurro, you will enjoy free time to browse the winding streets and attractions such as the Spanish-built medieval fortress that overlooks the beach-rimmed bay. Another worthwhile stop is the early 17th-century Church of Madonna di Monserrato, which houses a revered painting of the Virgin Mary.

    Returning to the pier, you will stop briefly at a lookout with a gorgeous view of Portoferraio.

    Please note: Walking on this tour is primarily at the guests’ discretion during the stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Panoramic Elba and Villa Mulini

    Browse through Napoleon’s main residence while exiled on Elba and then spend free time exploring lovely Porto Azzurro, a coastal city with several medieval attractions.

    After walking from the pier, you will soon enter the heart of Portoferraio, where according to legend Jason and the Argonauts landed while searching for the Golden Fleece. Still, Napoleon was Portoferraio’s most famous visitor, who ruled Elba after being exiled to the island in 1814. His primary residence was Villa dei Mulini, your first stop.

    Built in 1724, the villa was renovated during Napoleon’s stay to include a lavish ballroom, among other amenities. Although the dethroned French emperor’s original furnishings vanished from the villa long ago, the interior is decorated with beautiful period pieces that bring the interior to life. However, the books in the library are the originals that Napoleon brought from his beloved Château de Fontainebleau in France.

    Next, you will drive to the island’s southern coast, pausing for photos of the sparkling bays and natural beauty. Upon arriving in Porto Azzurro, you will enjoy free time to browse the winding streets and attractions such as the Spanish-built medieval fortress that overlooks the beach-rimmed bay. Another worthwhile stop is the early 17th-century Church of Madonna di Monserrato, which houses a revered painting of the Virgin Mary.

    Following your visit in Porto Azzurro, you will re-board your coach and return to the pier, stopping briefly along the way at a lookout that affords a gorgeous view of Portoferraio.

    Please note: this tour includes approximately 1 hour of easy to moderate walking/standing, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Elba Panoramic and Historical Tour

    Visit Napoleon’s summer residence while he was exiled on Elba and then meander through Porto Azzurro, a resort city on the island’s southern coast.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon enter the heart of Portoferraio, whose name means “iron port,” a reference to the iron mills that fueled the city’s growth in the 19th century. According to legend, Jason and the Argonauts landed here while searching for the Golden Fleece. Still, Napoleon was Portoferraio’s most famous visitor, as he lived in the former capital and ruled Elba after being exiled to the island in 1814.

    After a short guided walking tour, you will find yourself at the Napoleon Museum in Villa San Martino where you will discover more about the dethroned French emperor at what was once his summer residence. The villa sits on a hillside behind the larger and grander Demidoff palace. The emperor’s bedroom, study and council chamber are among the highlights inside, perhaps eclipsed only by the magnificent views of the countryside and sea beyond.

    Next you will drive to the island’s southern coast, pausing on occasion for photos of the sparkling bays and natural beauty. Upon arriving in Porto Azzurro, you will enjoy free time to browse the winding streets and attractions such as the Spanish-built medieval fortress that overlooks the beach-rimmed bay. Another worthwhile stop is the early 17th-century Church of Madonna di Monserrato, which houses a revered painting of the Virgin Mary.

    Returning to the pier, you will stop briefly at a lookout with a gorgeous view of Portoferraio.

    Please note: this tour includes approximately 1 hour of easy to moderate walking/standing, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Panoramic Elba and Local Wine Tasting

    Discover the natural beauty of Elba’s southern coast and enjoy a wine tasting at a delightful old country wine estate.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon pass through Portoferraio, whose name means “iron port,” a reference to the iron mills that fueled the city’s growth in the 19th century. As you continue south over the mountains, you will notice the vegetation changing from chestnut forests to shorter and sparser foliage that can survive on the windswept side of Elba, where the air is often tinged with salt from the sea.

    While driving along the island’s southern coast, you will pause for photos of the natural beauty and sparkling bays. Upon arriving in Porto Azzurro, you will enjoy free time to browse the winding streets and attractions such as the Spanish-built medieval fortress that overlooks the beach-rimmed bay. Another worthwhile stop is the early 17th-century Church of Madonna di Monserrato, which houses a revered painting of the Virgin Mary.

    Then, it’s back to the countryside surrounding Portoferraio, where you will find La Chiusa estate and winery. Established in the 1700s, the vineyard overlooks the sea and has changed little over the decades. Several grape varietals such as Sangiovese thrive here, and you will have the opportunity to sample some of the estate’s wines while relaxing in the garden. As a complement, assorted bruschettas, Tuscan salamis and local cheeses will be served. Following your visit and tasting, you will rejoin your coach and transfer back to the pier.

    Please note: this tour includes approximately 1 hour of easy to moderate walking/standing, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to take part in the wine tasting.

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  • Discover Mount Capanne

    Ride a cable car to the top of Elba’s highest mountain for a spectacular view of the island’s natural beauty and magnificent Marciana Marina, where you will spend free time exploring.

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a picturesque drive west, following a somewhat coastal route in the shadow of the interior mountains. Along the way, you will learn about the history of Elba, where the dethroned French emperor Napoleon was exiled in 1814. The natural beauty in this part of the island is stunning, and the highlight is surely Mount Capanne, Elba’s highest peak. It soars more than 3300 feet above the Mediterranean.

    Still, you can make your way to the summit by cable car from the resort town of Marciana Marina. After a scenic and thoroughly enjoyable ride of approximately 20 minutes, you will arrive at the mountaintop, the ideal vantage point to gaze over the countryside below. The landscape is dotted with granite boulders and blanketed with oak, chestnut and hornbeam trees.

    Following your time at the summit of Mount Capanne, you’ll get a different perspective of the mountain during a leisurely winding drive back to Marciana Marina. During free time in this spectacular coastal town, you will notice that much of its original 18th-century architecture has been preserved. The round tower overlooking the port is even older and may have been constructed in the mid-16th century to protect Elba from Turkish pirates. During your time at leisure, you might shop or sample some of the local wines before returning to the pier.

    Please note: Walking on this tour will be moderate in nature; however, is primarily at the guests’ discretion at the summit and later during free time in Marciana Marina. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, those with heart conditions, or those who suffer from a fear of heights. Due to the quickness and agility required to board the cable car basket, the tour is also not available to guests with mobility issues. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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