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Europe Shore Excursions

Live like a local with our cruise excursions in Europe

Best Shore Excursions

Cruise Critic 2018

With award-winning Europe cruise excursions from Princess®, don’t just visit fabled lands, experience them alongside the people that call these cities home. Taste regional cuisine in the home of a local chef. Tour world-famous museums with expert historians as your guide. Or venture to natural wonders by way of carriage, kayak and helicopter. With Princess, the sky is truly the limit.

The Eiffel tower in Paris, France


From Big Ben to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Europe is home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks. With our Europe shore excursions, photograph the architectural elements inspired by nature in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. See Scotland’s Crown Jewels at Edinburgh Castle, and kiss the stone at Blarney Castle. Or ascend the Eiffel Tower, explore the Colosseum and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to make a wish.


From art galleries and museums to distilleries and pubs, Europe is painted in culture. At the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, sample local liquors and learn to play the bagpipes during our unique Europe cruise activities. Visit the Palace of Versailles and admire the 18th-century art that embellishes the halls. Or explore the Guggenheim Museum's changing exhibits of modern art from its expansive collection.

Two women looking around inside the St. Petersburg museum
Local Spanish cuisine served in Barcelona, Spain


Travel to destinations where the food is as rich as the cultures and history within them. Stroll along the streets of Naples, and taste pizza in the land where it was not only created, but also perfected. Or journey to a bed and breakfast in the Irish countryside where you can bake scones and sip tea alongside an acclaimed chef. On Europe shore excursions, let the unique flavors speak to the diverse cultures around you.

Natural wonders

Adventure through Mother Nature’s playground with any of our Europe shore excursions. Frolic among the lavender fields of Provence, where vibrant gardens fade into sapphire skies to create a pastel dreamland. Explore the basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway, considered to be the eighth wonder of the world. Or kayak along the Geirangerfjord, and glide past the mountains and waterfalls that surround you.

A watefall in the Norway fjords

Why Book Excursions with Princess?

Award Winning Excursions: Discover captivating cultures, glorious history and make local connections with the people lucky enough to call the lands of legends and kings home. Experience Europe's most enchanting ports with Princess.

Guaranteed Return to Ship: Take full advantage of your Europe cruise activities when you book a shore excursion through Princess. Rest assured that we won’t leave without you, so you can focus more on the moment and less on the clock.

Exceptional Value: Book shore excursions with confidence! We offer competitive pricing, friendly service and unmatched destination expertise.

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