Royal Caribbean – European Cruise tours
Experience the "Old World" from the inside out.
Coastal regions are beautiful, but to see some of the most interesting cities and sights you need to explore further inland. That's why Royal Caribbean created Cruise tours that offer the best of land and sea vacations by combining your European cruise with an exciting land tour adventure. Cruise tours allow you to experience all that your vacation destination has to offer. As anyone who's traveled before knows, coastal areas are beautiful, but some of the most interesting cities and sights are often inland. Take in the scenery, local flavor, cultures and historic landmarks all while traveling by deluxe motorcoach or train and staying in some of the finest and best-located hotel properties. Royal Caribbean offers Cruise tours to the destinations of Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Europe.
The land tour portion of your Cruise tours can be either before or after your cruise. All of Royal Caribbean’s Europe Cruise tours are 100% escorted by expert Tour Guides and have been designed to maximize your time spent sightseeing on many of the inclusive tours.
Your biggest decision will be where to take your adventure. Royal Caribbean's European Cruise tours depart out of Harwich (London), England, and from Barcelona, Spain.
In addition to your cruise vacation, the land portion of the Cruise tour includes accommodations in some of the finest hotels, as well as many inclusive activities.
A Europe Cruise tour lets you see the sunset over the skyline of Paris, sip an authentic ale in a London pub, touch the walls of a thousand-year-old castle or enjoy the aroma of a steaming bowl of paella in a Barcelona café. No trip to the Old World would be complete without exploring Europe's magnificent interior, and there's no better way to do that than with a Royal Caribbean Europe Cruise tour.
Here are some examples of Cruise tours that have been offered in the past. While these exact itineraries may no longer be available, ask your Cruise Holidays for the most up to date offerings.
Madrid & Barcelona Cruise tour
This is a 4-night experience that includes two nights in Madrid and two nights in Barcelona. In the morning you'll enjoy a half-day city tour of Madrid with stops at the Plaza Mayor, Plaza de España and the Royal Palace. The following morning you'll board a high-speed train to Barcelona, where you'll explore the famous Gothic Quarter - unrivaled for its medieval atmosphere and wealth of historic buildings. You will also see the spectacular 1992 Olympic Ring and Stadium, and visit Antoni Gaudí's unfinished La Sagrada Familia. With eight soaring spires and a spectacular main façade, it's a true architectural masterpiece. You'll then be escorted to your ship where you will begin your Europe cruise adventure.
Paris & London Cruise tour
In Paris, you'll immediately feel the romantic vibes of this passionate city. On this 4-night land journey you will tour the illustrious Notre Dame Cathedral - it ranks as one of the greatest achievements of Gothic architecture in the whole city. And don't miss your chance to view the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.
The pure classic beauty of London is unparalleled in Europe. You will experience everything from lounging in the warm rays of the sun in Hyde Park to strolling through the busy English centers of Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Of course, there are also thousands of beautifully crafted buildings such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
If you want the best of both worlds - a fantastic cruise vacation and a land tour adventure - a Royal Caribbean Cruise tour is just what you're looking for.