Soak up ancient history and culture along with the Mediterranean sun with our shore experiences.
Our top five.
The Mediterranean is one of the most popular holiday regions in the world, and little wonder: it has azure waters, breathtaking natural features and cities dripping with ancient history and culture.
Any Mediterranean port is rich in sights, sounds and tastes for you to discover, but some of our shore experiences have proved themselves to be firm favourites among our guests.
Our top five.
Panoramic Rome, Civitavecchia.
See the ‘Eternal City’ by bus tour, including the imposing Vatican Walls and the ancient Roman walls, the Villa Borghese Gardens, The Roman Forum, Arch of Constantine, the Circus Maximus and, of course, the Colosseum.
Beautiful Cinque Terre, La Spezia.
Take a private boat to explore this UNESCO World Heritage-listed stretch of Ligurian coast. Visit Portovenere, ‘the pearl of the Italian Riviera’, and Monterosso, one of the five fishing villages that make up the Cinque Terre.
Secrets of the Rock, Gibraltar.
Ascend by cable car to the Top of the Rock Station with views across to Africa., and walk down to St. Michael’s Cave to marvel at its stalactites and stalagmites. You’ll also encounter the Rock’s famous residents, the Barbary apes.
Scenic Mallorca, Palma, Mallorca.
Combine the sights of Palma with stunning Mallorcan countryside with this driving tour. See the majestic Cathedral, stop at Bellver Castle, then pass through pine forests and olive groves to Valldemossa, in the Tramuntana Mountains.
Panoramic Valencia, Valencia.
Visit the City of Arts and Science and the bustling Plaza de la Reina, see the Santa Catalina church tower and Valencia cathedral and the coliseum-inspired Bullring, the art nouveau Central Train Station and the medieval Serrano Tower on this tour of Valencia's best.
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For unforgettable views.
Whether it's from the top of the Rock in Gibraltar, a cathedral tower in Italy or a clifftop viewpoint on a Greek island, the Mediterranean is full of stunning scenery. Our scenic experiences allow you to see some of the best views, photography spots and famous landmarks the Mediterranean has to offer.
Montserrat by Rail, Barcelona.
The final ascent to this monastery is via an incredibly scenic rack-railway ride. Once you reach the top, enjoy a guided visit of the 1,000-year-old monastery tucked away in the beautifully rugged Montserrat mountain range.
Palma by Helicopter, Palma, Mallorca.
Soar over the Gothic Palma Cathedral and Bellver Castle, fly over the exclusive Son Vida area and its luxurious properties, and discover the spectacular Tramuntana Mountain Range, on this amazing ride.
Leisurely Vigo views, Vigo.
Visit La Guia Hill for spectacular panoramic views across the Galician countryside. Take a tour of the elegant facades of the Plaza de Espana, the Plaza de America, and a Galician country manor, and finish the day with tapas in the sun.
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For a taste of local life.
The Mediterranean is full of ancient influences from eras including Greek, Roman and Byzantine. Explore this incredible history, along with its influence on cuisine, architecture and other cultural features, and see for yourself how it has made the Mediterranean the vibrant, varied region it is today.
Sherry and Royal horse training, Cadiz.
Visit Jerez, taking in Domecq Palace, the Convent Church of Santo Domingo, and many famous ‘bodegas’, where you can learn about the sherry blending process and have a tasting session. Next, see some of the finest horses at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.
Old Antibes, Cannes.
With its boat-bedecked harbour, 16th-century ramparts and cobbled streets, Antibes is the perfect alternative to the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo. Pass through the city walls to enter the old town for a guided walking tour, and discover Antibes’ links to Pablo Picasso.
Florence & Pisa, Livorno.
Wander through timeless artistic and architectural treasures of two famous Italian cities. Explore Florence's Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), stroll across Ponte Vecchio and see for yourself Pisa's famous leaning tower.
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For an exhilarating experience.
Bring your tour up a notch with segways, try a new watersport, or take a hike off the beaten path to find hidden corners and secret treasures. For those who want something a little more active, our experiences can provide.
Cartagena by Segway, Cartagena.
Glide smoothly through one of the world’s greatest ancient cities as you explore Cartagena. See the Roman, Byzantine and Moorish influences in its architecture, as your guide points out famous landmarks and hidden, charming corners.
A trek up the Rock, Gibraltar.
Climb up the snaking inclines of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. Pass WW2 bunkers, gun batteries, and prehistoric caves - be prepared to encounter Barbary apes - and be rewarded with the most spectacular views over the Straits of Gibraltar.
Explore Vigo on foot, Vigo.
Discover a wealth of intriguing attractions on this guided tour. Hike along Montero Ríos Avenue, through Compostela Square and Gardens, and see the Museum of Contemporary Art and the García Barbón Theatre on the way to the city's Old Quarter.
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Our guide to the Mediterranean.
From local sights, delicacies and weather, to advice on what to pack and top tips from our own Shore Experience team, you will never be more prepared or inspired to visit this incredible region with our easy-to-read guide.
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Mediterranean packing guide.
Worrying about your wardrobe should be the last thing on your mind. This comprehensive packing guide is full of advice and FAQs to ensure you’re ready for every eventuality on your Mediterranean holiday.