Wake each of your senses on a Royal Caribbean European cruisetour. With a Europe cruisetour from Royal Caribbean, you can explore some of the greatest (and oldest) cities in the world, view the best works of famous artists, taste the finest cuisine and relive significant world history. Only a cruisetour provides the unbeatable one-two combination of a cruise vacation with a pre- or post-cruise land tour, and only Royal Caribbean offers these packages at such an unbelievable value. The beautiful romantic cities of Venice, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and more are closer than they seem, so call one of our cruisetour experts today to start the planning process.
Things to Do on an Europe Cruisetour with Royal Caribbean
It’s impossible to experience all of Europe in one vacation; there’s just too much to see and do with sites like Paris, the canals of Venice and the beaches of Normandy. However, you can make the most of your limited time by utilizing the expert advice of our experience cruise consultants, many of whom have visited these destinations for themselves. Listed below are a few of our top recommendations for getting the most out of your Royal Caribbean Europe cruisetour:
Doge’s Palace and Gondola Ride (Venice, Italy)
Tour the gothic-styled Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square in Venice, and then enjoy a tranquil gondola ride through Venice’s canals. Snap photos as you float between the city’s historic buildings. After your tour, catch a glass-blowing showing performed by local artisans.
D-Day Beaches and Bayeux Tapestry (Le Havre, France)
BVisit Omaha Beach and pay your respects to the heroes of the Allied Forces that lost their lives during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. You’ll also see a German artillery bunker before heading to the American Cemetery and Memorial. The D-Day tour is complimented by a trip to see the centuries old Bayeux Tapestry which celebrates the Normandy conquests during the Middle Ages.
Barcelona and Gaudi (Barcelona, Spain)
It’s nearly impossible to tour Barcelona without seeing the work of Antoni Gaudi, whether it be his direct architectural masterpieces or those of the many designers influenced by his work. The crème de la crème of this tour is the Sagrada Familia Catholic church – which is already a UNESCO World Heritage Site even though it’s not expected to be completed until 2026.
Cinque Terre (Florence, Italy)
Enjoy the astounding coastal views from Cinque Terre’s five separate fishing villages, collectively declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The treasured cities of the Italian Riviera are perched among rocky cliffs and are not accessible by car, so you’ll enjoy a peaceful tour without the interruption of traffic. As you walk from village to village, make sure to leave time for sampling local wines.
Taste of Paris (Paris, France)
Travel to Paris from Le Havre and embark on a guided coach tour of the City of Lights. You’ll visit all the must-see sites, including the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard. After your bus tour, enjoy 3+ hours to tour on your own – time you can spend at a quaint café, fashion boutique or museum.
Italian Countryside and Olive Oil Taste (Rome, Italy)
When in Rome, do as the Romans do – and in this case that means trying authentic Italian olive oil. You’ll be driven to a farmhouse to sample different homemade olive oils paired with fresh bruschetta and regional wines. Meanwhile, your guide will delve into the history of Tuscania while you take in the picturesque Etruscan countryside.