Canary Islands Shore Excursions.

To help you experience the very best of your destinations, Cunard offers a diverse selection of excursions ashore, from leisurely sightseeing to exciting activities.

60 excursions in the Canary Islands.

Excursions are released around 12 weeks before the cruise departs. To book an excursion for your cruise, please visit Voyage Personaliser

  • Tenerife
  • 4½ hours
    • Low activity level,
    • Refreshments included
  • TOUR CODE: TCI_003

Northern Panorama

This panoramic treasure contains some of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring scenery in the whole archipelago.

  • Northern Panorama
  • Northern Panorama
  • Northern Panorama

Your tour starts off with a drive into the mountains of Anaga, passing the fishing village of San Andres. On your way, marvel at the magnificent Canary flora, including the ‘Dragon Tree’ and terraces of tiny cultivated plots of land. A short stop will be made at one of the viewpoints, where you’ll have the chance to capture on film some of the stunning scenery.

At the small village of Taganana, you will enter a scene of white houses and bare volcanic mountains, on a horizon of blue sky and shimmering sea. If you wish, you can walk with the guide up the hill to an outside visit of the simple church (except Sundays), which houses the figure of ‘Our Lady of the Snows’. Local wine and cheese will be served at a restaurant in Taganana.

A brief stop will be made from the panoramic point of Pico del Ingles, where you will have a beautiful perspective (weather permitting) of the north and south side of the island, which is quite unforgettable.

This excursion is operated by coach. This excursion is mainly a scenic drive, with a few steps and cobblestones at Taganana. The walking is optional. This excursion involves some steep, hairpin bends and is not recommended to anyone suffering from vertigo..

Northern Panorama

4x4 Adventure

Looking for an adventure? Head off the beaten track and discover the rugged beauty of Gran Canaria by 4x4.

  • 4x4 Adventure
  • 4x4 Adventure
  • 4x4 Adventure
  • 4x4 Adventure
  • 4x4 Adventure
  • 4x4 Adventure

Hop into an open-top 4x4 and set off in convoy along the south coast for a photograph stop at the famous Maspalomas Dunes. You’ll then weave your way through lush green, mountainous valleys passing numerous tropical plantations. A definite ‘must see’ sight, is the natural beauty of Las Niñas Dam, the area offers some amazing views.

Continuing through scented pine forests, and mountain villages, you’ll reach the so called ‘Valley of Thousand Palms’, Fataga Valley. Surrounded by rural houses and palm groves, a Canarian luncheon will be served at a local restaurant.

Refreshed and ready to go, your final photograph stop, before returning to Las Palmas, is the famous Guriete sightseeing stop.

This tour will operate by 4x4. Guests are advised that the route taken is a combination of on and off road. Pregnant women and children under the age of 6 may not participate. This tour is also not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride and it is not recommended for those who suffer from vertigo. Sorreuda Dam may be visited instead of Las Niñas. There is a high step to get into the jeeps. The jeeps are open-top and open-sided and seat 8 passengers each on inward facing, bench style seats. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ paragraph under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

4x4 Adventure
  • La Palma
  • 4 hours
    • Low activity level,
    • Refreshments included,
    • Shopping
  • TOUR CODE: LPA_005

Volcanoes & Wines

Enjoy a cocktail of contrasting scenery with some 'local flavour' on a leisurely introduction to this beautiful island.

  • Volcanoes & Wines
  • Volcanoes & Wines
  • Volcanoes & Wines

Drive through vineyards and lava streams passing pine trees and small villages towards the deep south - the area where the volcanoes take charge. Arriving at Fuencaliente, a famous wine-producing region, you will visit the San Antonio volcano. Here you may be able to walk over the crater border and stroll around the Visitor Centre.

A visit will be made to a typical bodega, where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local red and white wines. You may also wish to purchase the wines that you have sampled.

A short drive brings you to the pottery centre of 'El Molino' in Mazo. Located in an old windmill, this pottery is unique to the Benahorita people, which is to this day lovingly reproduced. There is a gift shop for you to purchase those all-important souvenirs.

This excursion will operate by coach. The walk near the volcanoes is over rough, gravelled ground and narrow, uneven paths with some inclines. Please follow your guide's instructions and do not venture near the edge of the walking trail, as there are no handrails or barriers. There are some steep inclines and steps at El Molino Pottery. Warm clothing and walking shoes are recommended. This tour is not recommended for guests suffering from vertigo. The walking at the Volcano is optional.

Volcanoes & Wines
  • Lanzarote
  • 4 hours
    • High activity level
  • TOUR CODE: LAN_007

Discover the North

Venture north to discover the splendid towns, coastline views and uncover Lanzarote's secret - the caves of Jameos del Agua.

  • Discover the North
  • Discover the North
  • Discover the North

Your scenic drive through the extraordinary landscape of Lanzarote takes you north to visit Teguise, the ancient capital. Teguise acts as a relaxing escape for many locals, and a visit makes you feel like you are stepping back in time, as you appreciate the history, traditional architecture and customs.

A stop will be made at Haria, the capital of the municipality, characterised by beautiful landscapes, crystal clear waters and stunning view of the Valley of a Thousand Palms. Mirador de los Helechos will offer you a spectacular viewpoint and, on a clear day, you will be able to see the villages of Punta Mujeres and Arrieta.

The artist, Cesar Manrique, turned what was once a water hole in the earth’s surface into an inspiring volcanic cavern and exotic subterranean water garden, Jameos del Agua. Follow the spiral stairs into a roofless cavern overlooking an underground lake. See if you can spot the tiny, blind white crabs that live in the perfectly transparent waters. A meandering path leads back to the surface where you will be greeted by a glistening crystal-blue pool.

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves many steep steps and some uneven, gravel ground. Comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended and a wrap or jacket for the caves.

Discover the North
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