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NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Ready to start planning your Mediterranean cruise itinerary? Here are the shore excursions you can’t miss doing during a Mediterranean cruise.

Beach Time

There are so many beautiful and historic sites to see and things to do around the Mediterranean, that the beach may actually become an afterthought during your cruise. Make sure to make time for beach lounging on at least one port of call though, since experiencing the sun chairs and ambiance along with swimming in clear, salty water is a quintessential Mediterranean pastime. Be sure to pack water shoes, though, as most beaches in the Mediterranean are rocky instead of sandy. Celebrity Cruises provides shore excursions to beaches, some of which also stop at lookout points or historic sites on the way to and from the beach. Some examples include:

Beach Transfer in Corsica
Beach Transfer in Mykonos
Italian Beach and Pisa

Wine Tasting

The Mediterranean is home to some incredible wine regions. From well-known wine wonderlands like Provence and Tuscany to smaller, under-the-radar vineyards in Santorini and Croatia, there is no shortage of wineries to visit while sailing around the Mediterranean Sea. Make visiting those wineries easier by booking a wine tasting shore excursion. Here are some examples:

Dalmatian Coastline and Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting in Tuscany
Santorini’s Wine Culture

Active Adventures

Experience the nature side of the Mediterranean by getting right into it. Go hiking through woods and along coastal paths, set off on small sailboats around islands, go kayaking in search of wildlife and beaches, take off biking, and more. Here are some of the adventurous shore excursions you can do in port:

Croatian Adventure in Dubrovnik
Lucca by Bike
Volcano Hike in Santorini

Foodie Fun

Love trying foods around the world? Then you’ll love a food-focused shore excursion. Choose an excursion that takes you on a tour of some of the best eateries in a city, during which a guide will explain the cultural significance of what you’re eating. You can also do special dinners while in port, where you eat in someone’s home or at a special historic site. In addition, select cruise itineraries include Chef Market Discoveries with the chef on board; you go around the city with the chef to look for ingredients and learn about the local cuisine. These shore excursions often include cooking lessons and tastings as well and even a special dinner back on board the ship. Here are a couple you can do:

Santorini: Culinary Journey to Canava Village and Private Dinner
Venice: Rialto Market, Chocolatier, and Private Dinner

Historic City Tours

The Mediterranean is home to some breathtaking cities that have a deep, varied history. Learn about that history more in-depth by taking part in a shore excursion while in port. Your expert guide will lead you to the top sites of the city while regaling you with historic tales and how it plays a part in the city today. Some city tours include:

Athens City Sights
Architecture and More in Barcelona
Ancient Split and Game of Thrones Experience
A Taste of Florence

Celebrity Exclusives

Celebrity Exclusives are special, unique shore excursions you can do around the world that show you a different side of a destination. In the Mediterranean, you can go truffle hunting, traverse the sky in a hot air balloon, drive a Ferrari, and more.

To book your Celebrity Cruises Mediterranean cruise, visit Celebrity Cruises or speak with your travel agent.

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