Dakar: City of Contrasts (Pre)


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Min. number

25 travellers

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Start your adventure early with an overnight stay in Dakar and explore historic Gorée Island.
  • Explore Gorée Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Learn about the island’s history and role in the slave trade.

  • Visit Gorée Museum and La Maison Des Esclaves.

  • Listen to African folklore, music, and sample delicious local cuisine.

Planned itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in the Senegalese capital of Dakar

Your program begins in Dakar one day before embarkation. Check in to your hotel by the sea and the rest of the day is at your leisure. Relax and enjoy the amenities or join an optional, pre-bookable excursion.

Day 2: Visit Gorée Island

After breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel and take you to the ferry for your journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gorée Island.

You’ll visit Gorée Museum and La Maison Des Esclaves, somber monuments to the island’s role in the transatlantic slave trade. Your guide will then tell fascinating stories as you stroll down baobab-shaded lanes and past colonial-era houses on the island. After lunch at a local restaurant, take the ferry back to the mainland. The tour ends at the port in Dakar, where your expedition ship awaits.

Please note we may visit sites in a different order.

Practical information


  • Overnight stay and welcome drink at your hotel in Dakar, with breakfast

  • Full-day guided excursion to Gorée Island by ferry

  • Lunch

  • Transfer from your hotel to the ferry and from the ferry to the ship after Gorée Island

Not included:

  • Dinner and drinks


  • This tour is available as a Pre-Program in combination with expedition cruises starting in Dakar.

  • The excursion starts at your hotel and ends at the port in Dakar before your expedition cruise.

  • Available to guests with limited mobility upon request.

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to six weeks before departure.

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