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Just Back From: An Active Cruise With Emerald Waterways

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AF-1, as long as you know when to be back for the ship sailing, there is nothing wrong with just getting off the boat and walking around.  A lot of included tours are done in the morning, give you a bit of history about where you are and point out the interesting stuff...then you usually have time to wander/ snack / shop.  If you don't wish to take the tour, as long as you know how to get back to the ship or meet up with the guide, no problem.  Something to keep in mind...sometimes you are dropped off to tour a town and bussed to another one while the ship keep sailing, so you need to make sure you know where to meet to get on that bus!  We did this on a couple of tours...just made sure we knew when and where to meet up for the bus or when to be back onboard to sail.


The active tours are a new thing a lot of the lines are bringing out...Avalon has bikes you can take and they organised bike tours when we sailed last year...dropped the cyclists off and let them bike down to an area and those not biking would stay onboard and sail.  They did this 2x, once when leaving Amsterdam...they took off on the bikes early and rode through the countryside to the meeting place, and another time we went on a tour of a town, and the cyclists biked down towards the next town...and were waiting for us when we arrived.  

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