Northern Europe 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.

64 excursions in Northern Europe.

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

Monet's Garden & Giverny

Visit the house and gardens of Claude Monet located on the banks of the River Seine in the picturesque village of Giverny.

  • Monet's Garden & Giverny
  • Monet's Garden & Giverny
  • Monet's Garden & Giverny
  • Monet's Garden & Giverny
  • Monet's Garden & Giverny

Giverny is internationally renowned for Claude Monet’s house. The world famous impressionist lived in this house from 1883 until his death in 1926. Between 1886 and 1890, a colony of painters joined him in order to take advantage of the ‘garden art’ form.

The first part of the visit will be to a part of the gardens where the arches of flowers are surrounded by amazing flower beds which provide a palette of varying colours from spring to autumn. Take time to wander through the various parts of the famous gardens which include weeping willows and the famous Japanese bridge. You will also see Wistarias, Azaleas, and the pond which inspired Monet in his work.

Continue inside the pink and green house standing at the top of the gardens. You’ll view the blue salon, bedroom, old studio, the yellow dining room with its delightful painted wooden furniture and the tiled kitchen. Reproductions of Monet’s works and his collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints can been seen in the different rooms. You will have free time to look around the gift shop which offers numerous reproductions of the painter’s work and souvenirs.

You’ll then have free time in the picturesque village of Giverny for luncheon in the numerous restaurants and cafés.

Afterwards, there will be the opportunity of meeting up with your guide for a walking tour of Giverny village or to enjoy extra free time on your own for exploring and shopping independently before returning to the ship.

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The visit inside Monet’s house in not guided. This tour involves approximately three hours of walking over some uneven and cobblestoned surfaces. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. This excursion cannot operate between 1st November and 31st March as Monet's House is closed during this time. Since October 2013 French decree no. 2011-1336 requires that providers of transport services, where the journey starts or ends in France, are required to provide guests with the carbon footprint for such services. We are pleased to be able to communicate the carbon footprint for our French tours. These have been calculated for us by our local operators. Each carbon footprint assumes that there will be 40 guests on a coach,so your carbon footprint may vary from that published according to actual guest numbers. The carbon footprint for this excursion has been calculated as 6.14kgs CO2 per guest.

Monet's Garden & Giverny

The Beatles, Beer & Bratwurst

‘Come Together’ and follow in the famous footsteps of The Beatles and discover where the band first found fame in the early 1960’s.

  • The Beatles, Beer & Bratwurst
  • The Beatles, Beer & Bratwurst
  • The Beatles, Beer & Bratwurst
  • The Beatles, Beer & Bratwurst

Sit back, relax and enjoy your ‘Ticket to Ride’ as you follow on the trail of the ‘Fab Four’ in Hamburg. Have your camera at the ready as you pass by many of the City’s highlights including the century old Warehouse Quarter, Speicherstadt, City Hall and the Aussen-Alster, the top address in Hamburg where numerous consulates are located. You’ll also see the infamous Reeperbahn, also known as St Pauli, Hamburg’s ‘red-light district’ as well as the theatre and nightlife mile.

Your guide will host you on a ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ to discover where the band first found fame and enjoy some tales about their early experiences. On the 18th August 1960, the band played their first concert as ‘The Beatles’ at the Indra Club.

As it’s been a ‘Hard Day’s Night’, you’ll enjoy a brief stop at a typical German “Imbiss” (food stand), where you’ll sample a tasty traditional “Bratwurst” to go.

Enjoy a German beer at a local pub or brewery, before you have to ‘Get Back’ to your ship.

This tour will operate by coach and on foot. This tour includes approximately 1½ hours of walking plus time spent standing at the Imbiss, food stand as there is no seating area available. Please note that the Reeperbahn area may offend those passengers of a more sensitive nature; street-people, women soliciting, and individuals under the influence of alcohol may be present.

The Beatles, Beer & Bratwurst
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