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Robben Island—where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years—was a place of isolation for nearly three centuries, housing many political prisoners and serving as both an asylum and leprosy colony. Today, the island remains a tangible symbol of political freedom and a reminder of the difficult road to South African democracy.

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Robben Island Tour - Hotel Pick-Ups & stops at interesting places pre/post tour

Robben Island Tour - Hotel Pick-Ups & stops at interesting places pre/post tour

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Tours to Robben Island typically sell out early every day. Ensure your visit by booking this early-morning guided tour that transfers you from your hotel to the Robben Island Gateway at the V&A Waterfront, and then onto the boat to the island.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.74
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$146.74

Cape Town Township Tour including Robben Island - Walk to Freedom Tour

Cape Town Township Tour including Robben Island - Walk to Freedom Tour

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Take a fascinating trip through South Africa’s difficult past on a tour of Cape Town and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Visit the District Six Museum to get an in-depth look at the troubling history of apartheid in South Africa, and see how that system still impacts modern life in townships like Langa and Gugulethu. See how residents of these townships work to improve their lives and communities. Take a ferry to UNESCO-listed Robben Island for a tour of the former prison for political prisoners.
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  • 9 hours
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$107.50
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$107.50

Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel

Township Tour District 6 Museum Robben Island drop off at hotel

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Embark on a journey that will tug on your heart strings. * Hotel pickups * Visit to District Six Museum - learn about Apartheid, Segregation Laws, Immorality Act etc * Visit Langa, visit a Shebeen, buy handmade ceramics, bead work & local crafts * Township guides who grew up in township is doing the guiding on the tour * See how people used to live and how they have been upgraded with new homes * Return to the Waterfront for quick lunch * Robben Island tour * Back to hotel or stay for dinner at waterfront NOTE: District Six Museum is closed on a Sunday Visit a local community with Church service on a Sunday
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.50
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$159.50

Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour
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Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour

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This full-day Cape Town excursion offers two tours wrapped into one. With round-trip transportation from your hotel, part 1 takes you via ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. A bus tour of the island, delivered with intimate detail by a former political prisoner, includes a viewing of Mandela's jail cell. Part 2 returns to Cape Town for a guided city bus tour highlighting all its major monuments and places of interest including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain.
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  • 8 hours
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$156.31
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$156.31

Robben Island tour with additional stops at famous spots!!

Robben Island tour with additional stops at famous spots!!

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Make a visit to the must-see Robben Island easy and convenient with an included ticket and pickup at your Cape Town CBD hotel. You'll be escorted on the ferry to the island, then climb aboard a bus for a tour. Learn about famous ex-prisoner Nelson Mandela and others sharing stories about their apartheid-era imprisonment via an audio guide. After the boat trip back to the mainland, you're welcome to explore the waterfront on your own.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.31
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Half-Day Small-Group Township Tour South Africa from Cape Town

Half-Day Small-Group Township Tour South Africa from Cape Town

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Immerse yourself in Cape Town's apartheid-era history on this half-day tour that includes visits to District Six, a local preschool, a local shebeen (pub), and meet a traditional healer. Learn about apartheid and its legacy in South Africa through a guide's enlightening commentary. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere that comes with traveling in a small group of 15 people fewer. Upgrade your tour with an additional excursion to Robben Island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.28
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$38.28

Robben Island & Table Mountain Pre Booked Tickets With Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

Robben Island & Table Mountain Pre Booked Tickets With Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

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Visit the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island to learn about apartheid and see where Mandela and other activists and politicians were incarcerated during the regime. After lunch (own expense), visit Table Mountain and enjoy free time at Bo-Kaap, a neighborhood known for its colorful houses and Cape Malay culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.27
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$148.27
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Half day Robben Island Tour.

Half day Robben Island Tour.

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As one of South Africa’s most visited museums, Robben Island tours are best booked well in advance. This half-day package includes museum admission and round-trip transfer from your Cape Town accommodation, ensuring a hassle-free trip. Learn about the island’s long history from your guide and see the cell that housed Nelson Mandela, then take time to reflect on your voyage back to the mainland.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.89
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$98.89

Robben Island, Bo-kaap,Mandela Glasses . Robben Island confirmed 24 hours prior

Robben Island, Bo-kaap,Mandela Glasses . Robben Island confirmed 24 hours prior

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* Pickup from various hotels * Stop at Bo-Kaap Malay quarter and learn about slavery in the Cape * Visit to the famous Nelson Mandela's glasses hear stories of Madiba's visit to this spot * Arrive at the Nelson Mandela Gateway, watch a short story about the Island * See the many posters of an era gone by, the struggle of Apartheid * Say bye to your driver/guide then wait in the queue to board the boat * 30 Minute boat ride to the island * disembark walk to the buses/ a guided tour with Robben Island guide around the island on the bus * Walk to the prison / meet an ex prisoner who will share his stories * see Nelson Mandela's cell 46664 * Return to the boat for 30 minute boat ride back to the mainland * meet your driver/guide for a return to the hotel or stay in the Waterfront for lunch
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$156.31
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Robben Island Tour Transfers from & to Hotel. Stop at surprising locations!

Robben Island Tour Transfers from & to Hotel. Stop at surprising locations!

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Visit Robben Island, known for its maximum security prison and for being a home to socially unacceptable groups over the past 500 years, for a tour of the manmade facilities. Learn how the island was used to seclude freedom fighters and South African presidents such as Nelson Mandela, Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma. The island is also home to many species of birds including the African penguin.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Robben Island & City

Full Day Robben Island & City

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Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to its dark days of apartheid and present day spirit of triumph and hope in a democratic South Africa.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.25
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$135.25

Robben Island Tickets, Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Private Tour

Robben Island Tickets, Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Private Tour

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Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this full-day tour that includes the Cape of Good Hope, the Boulders Penguin Colony, and Robben Island. Your guide will tailor their commentary on South Africa's heritage to your interests as you travel, and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions. Tickets to Robben Island will be booked in advance to ensure your preferred day and time.
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  • 8 hours
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$159.50
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$159.50

Table Mountain & Robben Island Tour

Table Mountain & Robben Island Tour

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A must visit when touring Cape Town. From panoramic views and activities to where Mandela was imprisoned. Table Mountain and Robben Island.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$100.16
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$100.16
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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

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Climb aboard a private helicopter for an unforgettable flight over Cape Town! During this 18-minute helicopter tour, see the majestic Table Mountain from all sides and the natural amphitheater of Cape Town’s City Bowl. Soar over the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of area attractions like the Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head, and maybe even Robben Island. It’s a thrilling tour of Cape Town.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.83
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$175.83

Robben Island Ticket, Kirstenbosch & South African Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

Robben Island Ticket, Kirstenbosch & South African Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Cape Town. Enjoy a comprehensive itinerary that showcases nature, wine, and stories of Nelson Mandela’s life. Avoid the hassle of figuring out public transport by having all transfers provided. Travel between attractions in a luxury minibus, and enjoy a ferry trip to Robben Island. Highlights include seeing Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, trying wine in Constantia, and seeing where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island.
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  • 8 hours
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$117.78
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$117.78

Robben Island and Table Mountain

Robben Island and Table Mountain

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This tour covers 3 of the biggest tourist attractions on offer, called the fairest Cape in the World by none other then that intrepid sailor Sir Francis Drake
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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$195.73
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$195.73
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Table Mountain & Mandela Freedom Full Day Tour

Table Mountain & Mandela Freedom Full Day Tour

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Spend a day exploring the iconic Table Mountain and the famous Robben Island prison famed for hosting Nelson Mandela. African Xplora understands that the outbreak of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) raises many questions regarding travelling as well as planning travel in the near future and we recognise the uncertainty this may cause. Many countries have issued preventative responses to the Corona Virus, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut your trip short or cancel it altogether. Rest assured, we are monitoring the situation closely as it evolves and we are following Government travel advice. We will be providing as much assistance as possible. Your safety is our biggest concern.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.65
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$142.65

Cape Town Boat Trip

Cape Town Boat Trip

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Cape Town activity at its best. On this boat trip we guarantee you the best possible views of Table Mountain and the Mother City. Get to see marine wildlife in their natural surroundings. Very often the friendly husky dolphins tend to play and follow the boat. During whale season you will be awed by the sightings of whales in the bay. The Clifton & Camps Bay boat trip is a true way to relax yet have fun at the time. Our guides are friendly and knowledgeable. If you require a translator, please message us and we will do our best to arrange for a translator (please note that this may incur additional costs).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.69
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Half Day Visit To Robben Island Prison Museum

Half Day Visit To Robben Island Prison Museum

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Travelers should book this tour as it is a very informative and provides a lot of information about the social ills in South Africa. A lot of history is learnt on this tour especially with regards to the fight for freedom of South Africa. This is a tour where information is provided by people who lived the experience and not guides who had to study to acquire the necessary qualifications. The Guides here are ex-political prisoners and ex wardens who either worked or were imprisoned at the same time with political prisoners like Nelson Mandela. There are multi-layers of history which tells travelers of the ills of apartheid and how the current regime is trying to create an environment of inclusivity. There is a rare opportunity for travelers to visit the former cell of Nelson Mandela and even take photos.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.84
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$114.84

Robben Island Prison Museum and Cape Town City Tour-Full day

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Robben Island Prison Museum and Cape Town City Tour-Full day

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This is a great tour which brings the tourist face to face with history, nature and sightseeing opportunities. Experience the life of World Statesman Nelson Mandela during his 18 years of imprisonment at the world heritage site Robben Island as part of his 27 years in prison. Climb the Table Mountain - voted one of the new 7 world wonders in 2012, attracts 800 000 visitors annually. Experience Cape culture at Bo-Kaap that has bright coloured houses as a celebration of their freedom from slavery. The first residents arrived from Indonesia, Java, Malaysia and other parts of Asia. It is also a heritage site. The Company Gardens has a rich history, it has also has museums like the Slave Lodge, the Iziko South African Museum, the Planetarium. The S.A. Art gallery, the Cape Town Holocaust centre, St Georges Cathedral. There is also amazing fauna and flora. The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest standing colonial building in South Africa.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.99
$122.49
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$122.49
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Half Day Robben Island Tour & Table Mountain.

Half Day Robben Island Tour & Table Mountain.

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Robben Island boat trip and museum tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa and is likely to sell out in advance. Secure your shared boat trip and museum tour tickets and skip the ticketing line by booking this tour and receiving return transfers between your hotel and the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island. Embark on a unique opportunity to take the Long March to Freedom in the historical footsteps of former President of South Africa - Nelson Mandela. See the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela incarcerated for 18 years of his 27 year imprisonment. Listen to the true life experiences on the island as told by ex-political prisoners who will give you a live guided tour of the island. Then the breathtaking view of Cape Town city, Table Mountain. one of the best tourist attraction in South Africa. Take a cable way cart and experience the beauty of the Mother City. This is one of the most enlightening tours you will ever experience in South Africa.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.18
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$70.18

Robben Island tour Return transfers PLUS famous stops before or after tour

Robben Island tour Return transfers PLUS famous stops before or after tour

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Return Transfers included from Cape Town City Centre hotels or Sea Point hotels Robben Island Ticket is included ( your guide will escort you to the boat) * Board the boat to Robben Island wait in a long queue as there are up to 190 persons on board boat * Disembark at Robben island & walk to buses. * There is a Robben Island guide on the bus for a tour around the Island * See Nelson Mandela's cell / some shrines of ex Java/Indonesian political prisoners * Time to listen to ex prisoner sharing stories of time in prison during apartheid era *** Boat trip back to Mainland **** Please put on sun screen Take a jacket as it gets windy sometimes Sea sick tablets is advised if guests are prone to being sea sick Wear comfortable clothing and shoes 15 maximum on minibus 190 maximum on boat We ALSO take our travellers to unique spots either before the tour or after the Robben Island tour, this is a surprise! :) and an extra value to the guests
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$156.31
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Robben Island Half Day Tour with Diamond Museum experience

Robben Island Half Day Tour with Diamond Museum experience

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Robben island boat trip and museum tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa. Visitors can take advantage of return ferry boat trips to and from the V&A Waterfront; Experience a guided tour of Robben Island Maximum Security Prison with an ex-political prisoner and take the Long March to Freedom in the historical footsteps of former president Nelson Mandela;
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  • 5 hours
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$100.51
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$100.51

Robben Island Heritage & Table Mountain Tour

Robben Island Heritage & Table Mountain Tour

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Marvel at the views of Cape Town from the Table Mountain that is flanked by the Peak to the east and Lion’s Head to the west and a dramatic backdrop to the city. Table Mountain holds a rich biodiversity, a part of the Cape Floral Region, a protected area. Rock hyrax patrol the scrub and the views from the summit over Table Bay, Robben Island and the Atlantic are breathtaking. Trace the footsteps of Mandela at the Robben Island Museum. Located just off the coast of Cape Town, Robben Island holds a significant place in South African history as it once housed the country’s political freedom fighters. It is now a World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa. Your visit to the museum will be guided by a former political prisoner, offering unique insight into the its history, and take you to Nelson Mandela’s former cell, standing exactly as it did when he was incarcerated there, as well as the lime quarry where he was forced into hard labour.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.54
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