Overland excursions.

Overland excursions invite you to enjoy more experiences and must-see destinations - without missing out on your cruise itinerary.

Heading further afield than regular shore excursions, an overland excursion gives you the opportunity to disembark in one port for a few days to explore even more iconic landmarks and destinations, before you rejoin your ship at the next port of call.

Well-planned end to end itineraries led by insightful local guides create an immersive experience, whilst carefully chosen airlines, accommodation and local operators allow you to relax and enjoy your tour.

Overland excursions fares are typically fully inclusive of flights, hotels, meals and refreshments (unless stated otherwise).

How to book overland excursions

Overland excursions are currently available to guests on World Cruises, and will be available to book on Voyage Personaliser.

Africa overland tours.

Overland excursions in Africa are currently available to book on both Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth's World Cruises. Once your cruise is booked, log in to Voyage Personaliser to select the shore and overland excursions available on your voyage.

  • The Garden Route of South Africa.

    The Garden Route of South Africa.

    Traverse the Garden Route, renowned for spectacular scenery and beaches. See beautiful indigenous flora and fauna, go on safari and enjoy wonderful food and wine along the way.

  • Kariega Private Game Reserve.

    Kariega Private Game Reserve.

    Stay at one of River Lodge's luxury suites with stunning views of Bushman’s River. Go on safari in search of the “Big Five” - lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants and Cape buffalo. The Kariega Reserve is also a delight for bird lovers.

  • Lalibela Private Game Reserve.

    Lalibela Private Game Reserve.

    Enjoy the relaxed Eastern Cape hospitality of Lalibela, experience a South African safari and go in search of the “Big Five” - the lion, the leopard, the rhinoceros, the elephant and the Cape buffalo.

  • Pumba Private Game Reserve.

    Pumba Private Game Reserve.

    Overlooking Lake Kariega, Pumba’s Water Lodge's five-star luxury thatched chalets offer the full safari experience, with the possibility of spotting the local white lions.

Asia overland tours.

Overland excursions in Asia are currently available to book on Queen Mary 2's World Cruise. Once your cruise is booked, log in to Voyage Personaliser to select the shore and overland excursions available on your voyage.

  • Japanese Discovery.

    Japanese Discovery.

    Make the most of your visit to Japan. Take in the incredible sights of Kyoto, the bustling capital of Tokyo and the city of Kagoshima.

  • Shanghai, Warriors & Giant Pandas.

    Shanghai, Warriors & Giant Pandas.

    This fully packed overland tour will give you as much of China as possible, including giant pandas, ancient temples, the modern Maglev train and the incredible terracotta warriors.

  • Warriors, Wall & Beijing.

    Warriors, Wall & Beijing.

    An opportunity to see some of China’s greatest sights - the city of Shanghai, Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China and Beijing.

  • The Taj Mahal.

    The Taj Mahal.

    A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an authentic flavour of India via Hydrabad, Delhi, and finally Agra, where you'll visit one of the world’s most breathtaking sights - the fabled Taj Mahal.

Australia overland tours.

Overland excursions in Australia are currently available to book on Queen Mary 2's World Cruise. Once your cruise is booked, log in to Voyage Personaliser to select the shore and overland excursions available on your voyage.

  • Adelaide & Canberra Discovery.

    Adelaide & Canberra Discovery.

    Discover Adelaide's Cleland Wildlife Park to meet native wildlife and hand-feed kangaroos. Afterwards, continue to historic Hahndorf, Australia's oldest surviving German settlement, before you fly to Australia’s vibrant capital city, Canberra, to take in the best of the city, both old and new.

  • The Essence of Eastern Australia.

    The Essence of Eastern Australia.

    This overland not only captures the city sights of Sydney and Brisbane but also allows you to discover the beauty of Byron Bay. Drive through Sydney, take in its highlights, stopping to enjoy views of the Harbour. Fly to the Gold Coast and Byron Bay's peerless beaches, then enjoy sightseeing as you head inland through lush countryside back to Brisbane.

South America overland tours.

The following overland excursions are currently available to book on Queen Victoria's 2018 South America voyage. Once your cruise is booked, log in to Voyage Personaliser to select the shore and overland excursions available on your voyage.

  • Iguassu Falls.

    Iguassu Falls.

    From the city of Rio de Janeiro to the rainforest, journey through South America's colourful, awe-inspiring landscapes. Whilst you'll make a memorable visit to Montevideo - and experience a tour and tasting at one of its historic wineries - the highlight of this tour is certainly the magical Iguassu Falls. With a breathtaking 275 cascades spread across a gulf of almost two miles, it's arguably one of the most impressive sights in the world.

  • The Atacama Desert.

    The Atacama Desert.

    No ordinary tour, this combines incredible sightseeing opportunities in some of Chile’s finest cities with a visit to the extraordinary Atacama. See archaeological remains of the Inca culture, visit local wineries, historic colonial Santiago, and experience the eerie beauty of the Atacama salt flats at sunset as flamingoes fly overhead.

  • Overland to Machu Picchu.

    Overland to Machu Picchu.

    Venture high into the Andes mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cusco, featuring many stunning colonial buildings. On your journey, visit impressive Incan fortresses, archaeological ruins and incredible scenery. Finally, travel First Class on the Inca Rail to Machu Picchu, surrounded by lush cloud forests.

  • Carretera Austral.

    Carretera Austral.

    During this five day tour you'll visit breathtaking fjords, impossible glaciers and beautiful forest trails along the Carretera Austral, staying in luxury accommodation. During your drive you will see mountains and rivers via the Portezuelo Queulat (Queulat Pass) and the Río Cisnes Valley, stopping at the spectacular Ventisquero Colgante, or Hanging Glacier, to name just a few of the highlights.

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