m/s Paul Gauguin

Shore Excursion Terms & Conditions

Please note that not all shore excursions are available on all sailings. Descriptions and pricing may vary.  Shore excursions will not be available for pre-booking until approximately 60 days prior to sailing (with the exception of the Romantic Escapades excursions) and can be added to your booking via the "Manage your trip" online tool. New tours, not previously listed for online sales, may be available onboard without prior notice. If you have questions please contact our Reservation Department at 1 (800) 848-6172 for assistance.

Once onboard, please refer to the tour descriptions for full details or consult with the Travel Concierge Team for further information.

Denpasar Heritage Site
Duration:
5 Hours - $69

Departing Benoa harbour, start your trip in Denpasar City, the current capital of Bali Province. Historically, it was the capital of the Badung Empire, controlling the southern region of Bali Island from the end of 18th century until conquered by the Dutch in 1906. Your first stop will be made at Bajra Sandhi, a monument to the Balinese People’s Struggle. Named after Bajra, the bell used by all Hindu Priest when reading Weda (mantra) at the religious ceremonies. Next visit a Traditional local market, and continue to visit the Bali Museum, strategically located in the heart of town. Next, on the north side visit the glorious temple of Jagatnatha temple, a Hindu Kahyangan Temple. Last stop before heading to port is Inna Bali Heritage Hotel for a coffee/snack.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guest with walking difficulties. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

To reserve this tour on April 27th please visit the travel concierge once onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-021
Discover Bali
Duration:
5 Hours - $82

This day spent discovering the fascinating and vibrant culture of Bali begins with a picturesque drive to Tohpati Village for a demonstration of Batik cloth processing. Arriving at the village you'll have a unique opportunity to observe skilled artisans at work as they use the different methods of applying the colors and printing to the fabric. Along the way, a stop will be made at Batu Bulan Village, where you will have a chance to admire the most popular Indonesian dance, the Magical Barong Dance. It is a story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, so enjoy the myth and history being blended into one reality.

Continuing on, you'll travel to a Traditional Balinese House Compound. The house, consisting of 3 areas, each building has its own function and such compounds are rarely found in modern Balinese life. The Balinese home is often viewed as a living organism. Much like a human being, it has a head (the ancestral shrine), arms (the sleeping quarters and living room) and legs and feet (the kitchen and rice granaries.) This up-close look allows you a glimpse into conventional Balinese life. Your final tour stop is at the Bird Park. This amazing attraction is where you'll find the largest collection of Indonesian birds in the world, as well as many varieties from Africa and South America. Covering nearly 5 acres of botanical landscape, the Park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species. Taking an innovative approach, the birds are showcased not only in their natural habitats and large walk-in aviaries, but also as free range throughout the Park. Adding to the Park's appeal is a remarkable display of tropical plants and trees which also serve to attract a significant butterfly population. Following your time at the Bird Park, you'll re-board your coach for the relaxing drive back to the pier in Benoa.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guest with walking difficulties. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

To reserve this tour on April 27th please visit the travel concierge once onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-011
Escape to a resort in Kuta
Duration:
4 Hours - $105

Disembark the ship, immerse yourself in a beach lover's paradise at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. Located in downtown Kuta, Bali, the hotel adjoins the Beachwalk Mall with 200 luxury shops and a Cineplex. Stroll to Kuta Beach where the sandy shore is lined with coconut trees. Take a dip in the outdoor infinity pool. Maintain your gym routine at Sheraton Fitness. Lunch will be served with ocean views in The Lounge.

Tour includes: Pool Usage, Towels, shower and changing rooms, Coconut welcome drink, 3-course Indonesian set lunch with coffee/tea.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guest with walking difficulties. Bring cash for any drinks during lunch, souvenirs or extras you wish to purchase.

To reserve this tour on April 27th please visit the travel concierge once onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-016
Kuta On your Own
Duration:
5 Hours - $25

Visit Bali's famous Kuta Beach, known as Bali’s number one sunset site. Every late afternoon hundreds of people gather to watch the spectacular sunsets and enjoy a meal of fresh seafood from one of the many beachside cafes. Kuta Beach is on the western side of the island's narrow isthmus. It is considered Bali's most famous beach resort destination. Kuta Beach is also minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban. The nearby resorts of Tuban, Legian and Seminyak are all within close walking distance. Once a simple, rustic and quiet fishing village, Kuta Beach has witnessed a transformation over the past years, due to the rise of various accommodation options, dining and shopping scenes. The rapid growth owes much to visitors, beachcombers and art lovers from nearby Australia. Expatriates also helped pioneer surfing in Kuta, as well. A rather frenzied traffic scene has become commonplace here. Even so, Kuta Beach continues to attract thousands of visitors every year with its unique charm.

Please Note: You will be provided with a 1 day pass of Kura-Kura Bus – offering unlimited use for 24 hours in all Kura-Kura bus lines (except Ubud line). Kura-Kura Bus is a public transport that goes around Kuta / Legian / Nusa Dua and Ubud areas. You must manage your time and will be required to arrive at pick up point 15 minutes prior scheduled departure.

Tour does not include guide, but each guest will be provided with maps for attractions, drop off and pick up points. Please be at the designated pick up points 15 minutes prior to bus departure. We will have staff waiting at the designated location and assist you with your transportation.Wear comfortable walking shoes whenever possible. If you plan to swim at the beach, make sure to carry change of clothes and beach towel. Bring cash for purchasing, sun glasses and sunscreen for protection or a cap.

Excursion Code:
BOA-018
Local Arts and Crafts Shopping Tour
Duration:
5 Hours - $30

Batik is a traditional technique of wax-resisting dyeing applied to whole cloth or cloth made using this techniques and originated in Indonesia. In Bali, the brought over from Java; the main difference being the intricate pattern imprinted on the cloth. Here you get a chance to see Bali's artisan created Batik (hand made).Next stop is Celuk village, Bali's center for Gold and Silver smiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined with galleries and workshops. In this village, almost all of the households are homes to jeweller families and each Celuk villager posseses artistic skills in developing and executing intricate designs and varying patterns and you can see the elaborate design and production processes up close and witness the work of art in the making and purchase their products directly here.Pura Batuan is our next stop, a focal landmark in the village of Batuan, famous for its traditional Balinese paintings. It's well preserved sandstone bas motifs and traditional Balinese temple architecture are its main draws.Finally we stop over at Mas Village, a village focus on carving of wood sculpcures. Located close to Ubud central, this area has distincy style that characterized the synergy of Humanism and Naturalism. The elaborate and meticuluous sculpture to create statues and other work of arts can be observed here.This tour shows Bali's art and crafts, which famous around the world. The local artisans still creates their unique crafts through traditional method and the patterns are unique to Balinese very-own style. If you are into fine arts, cultural, history, gold silver creations and architectural, as beginner, expert or art-lover or enthusiast, this tour is perfect for you.Snacks will be provided (Mineral water, Tea and Bali Coffee and Balinese cake).

Please note: Bring some cash (in case of purchasing), sun glasses and sunscreen for protection or a cap. Light walking shoes are recommended. Women having their period are not allowed to enter Pura Puseh Batuan temple due to local restriction. This restriction applies in all Hindu temples in Bali.

Excursion Code:
BOA-019
Panoramic Temple & Cultural Park
Duration:
4 Hours - $99

Depart Benoa for the southernmost part of Bali to the famous Pura Luhur Uluwatu, undoubtedly the region’s most illustrious temple. Perched 250 feet above the water, it's a perfect vantage point to the beach below–one of the best for surfing on the island. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of Bali's nine key directional temples. Though a small temple was claimed to have existed beforehand, the structure was significantly expanded by a Javanese sage, Empu Kuturan in the 11th Century. Then a stop is made at Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park. A view of a breathtaking monument, classic attractions, fantasy experience and modern technology blends in and transpire as you explore this unique cultural park. Take an unforgettable journey through the unique themed area of GWK Cultural Park, when one of the world's largest monuments, one-stop tourist spots with beautiful panoramic view.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sun screen, swim wear and mosquito repellent. Bring cash for any souvenir or extras you wish to purchase.

To reserve this tour on April 27th please visit the travel concierge once onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-020
Quick Introduction to Ubud
Duration:
4 Hours - $49

This is a quick introduction to Ubud, a quiet cultural centre in Bali, famous for its handicraft and surrounded by rich and lush vegetation. The bus will drop you off at Puri Lukisan Museum, it has a collection of early works from Ubud and the surrounding villages. These include examples of classical wayang-style paintings (art influenced by shadow puppetry), fine ink drawings by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and paintings by Pita Maha artists. Notice the level of detail in Lempad’s The Dream of Dharmawangsa. Guest can visit the museum independently, use the washroom or simply proceed and wander around Ubud right away. From Puri Lukisan you will walking to Ubud Market. Ubud’s popularity as an art village is famous internationally, so take your time to explore the artist’s shops and some free time is included, so test your bargaining skill in the market. You will have one and half hour time to discover its lovely village and near area. During your bus journey, an English-speaking escort will provide you some information concerning the most interesting sights to visit. Return to pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sun screen, swim wear and mosquito repellent. Bring cash for any souvenir or extras you wish to purchase.

To reserve this tour on April 27th please visit the travel concierge once onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-015
Royal Temple & Tanah Lot
Duration:
5 Hours - $49

This fascinating half day excursion provides an excellent opportunity to discover Bali's intriguing world of Gods and temples, along with its traditional arts and crafts. Traveling along a scenic route from the pier, you'll first make your way to a popular batik workshop. This lovely Balinese tradition has been passed down for generations and at the workshop you will have an opportunity to admire the distinctive artistry and technique that goes into producing the famous batik cloth. There will be time afforded here to shop for a souvenir to take home. Then proceed to the magnificent Royal Temple, found in the town of Mengwi which was once the center of a powerful kingdom. A spectacular landmark of historic architecture built in the 17th century, Pura Taman Ayun served as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty, whose kingdom survived until the late 1800s. This wonderful temple complex includes a wide moat, exquisite wooden shrines and beautifully carved gates, making it one of the area's main attractions. Re-joining your coach, it's a leisurely drive to your final stop Tanah Lot, Bali's most photographed temple. Also referred to as the Sunset Temple, the impressive black lava towers of this sacred 16th century temple are dramatically situated on a rocky outcrop that extends 656 feet offshore. Surrounded by pristine aqua waters and the white surf that crashes against the rocks, it's easy to see why this location has become a favorite with photographers.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sun screen, swim wear and mosquito repellent. Bring cash for any souvenir or extras you wish to purchase.

To reserve this tour on April 27th please visit the travel concierge once onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-010
Tribal Dinner and Kecak Dance
Duration:
5 Hours - $145

Dishing up one of the most enjoyable ways to encounter Balinese culture, this evening outing takes you to savour an open-air dining experience and enjoy a performance of the ritual Kecak dance. To begin your tour, a coach will first take you to Celuk, a village known for its jewellers selling high quality silver and goldware. After the visit you’ll continue on to Bali Bird Park and an open air dining area in the centre of the park to enjoy your evening meal of authentic Indonesian fare. The sounds of birds settling for the night will provide a soothing soundtrack while you eat, after which you’ll be taken to the nearby stage to watch the fascinating Kecak Dance. The ritual dance recounts the epic tale of Ramayana that originated in India which involves men, arranged in concentric circle on stage who chant and sway while costumed dancers weave among them. With lighting provided only by glowing torches on stage, eerie shadows of the moving dancers are cast to create a truly mesmerizing experience. The drive back to your ship lastly brings this culture outing to a leisurely close.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guest with walking difficulties. Bring cash for any drinks during dinner, souvenirs or extras you wish to purchase.

Excursion Code:
BOA-014