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Excursions on your expedition cruise

Intensive and exceptional: discover, experience, explore.

The exciting shore excursions are the highlights of any cruise. This is a truly intensive way to discover the flora, fauna and culture of your destination between the Mediterranean, South America and Northern Europe. Explore the spectacular fjords, stroll through lively big cities such as Lisbon or get to know Brazil’s spirited way of life. Our small ships give a relaxed start to your trip – a maximum of 200 guests means there is no hustle and bustle when leaving the ship and no queues at the excursion desk.

The wonders of nature

Sizzling geysers, secluded beaches, impressive fjords, Mediterranean climate or spectacular midnight sunsets – our oceangoing ships mean you can discover magnificent landscapes along the most beautiful coasts and islands of Europe and the Atlantic. Follow in the tracks of whales, dolphins, puffins, moose and many others. Our goal is to discover the wonders of nature with you and to protect them for future generations. Our excursions are conducted as carefully as possible in small groups out of respect for the country and its people.

Experienced experts

All our excursions are led by local tour guides. This gives you a first-hand insight into the culture and nature of your destination. Our experienced tour team has put together a fascinating mix of popular highlights and behind-the-scenes insights – including many UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world.

Mystical worlds away from the crowds

New impressions and unique experiences are the distinguishing features of a cruise with our small ocean-going ships. Plunge into the real life of your destinations and enjoy boundless natural experiences.

Away from the “beaten track” of mass tourism, you will finally explore those places you never find with other operators. Whether on the Norwegian Inner Passage or on the passage of the Corinth Canal – our WORLD EXPLORER and WORLD VOYAGER take you to places that are simply not accessible for larger ships.

Get even closer in small boats

Our Zodiacs get you even closer to spectacular shore landscapes. These sturdy, motorised dinghies get you closer to the flora and fauna. With a bit of luck, you’ll even see whales and other coastal creatures up close in their natural habitat.

A variety of destinations – a variety of opportunities

Whether Mediterranean or Northern Europe, Brazilian beaches or Western European cities – all cruise lovers will find the trip for them in our cruise programme. Our excursions are as diverse as our destinations! Enjoy local specialities, hike in unique landscapes or marvel at cities and museums. How about a helicopter tour, a ride on the largest ferris wheel in Europe, the famous “London Eye”, or a boat tour along the Bosporus between the East and the West? Our tip: For greater security, plan ahead and book at a preferential price! Our pre-bookable excursion packages mean you can secure yourself a guaranteed place on the excursion highlights for each trip.

Do you prefer to explore destinations on your own? Our central berthing locations put you right at the centre of the action in most ports and give you the ideal starting point to discover the surroundings yourself.

Enjoy nature around the world

Marvel at deeply etched fjords or discover secluded beaches with their crystal clear waters. Wander through Mediterranean landscapes on the Balearic Islands or discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Impressive volcanoes in perpetual ice, Sicily or the Canaries give you an impression of the primeval forces of the earth. You can look forward to unique encounters with the wildlife at your destination too, of course, with elephant seals on the Falkland Islands for example.

Culture and history at first-hand

Discover the testimony of bygone civilisations, such as the ancient Romans and Greeks, or follow in the footsteps of the legendary Vikings. Untainted villages will immerse you in the culture of your destination. Many UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous museums beckon you to marvel at their splendour. Our experienced tour guides offer firsthand experience of culture and history, as well as glimpses behind the scenes.

Metropolises by the water

London, Rio de Janeiro, Valencia, Rome, Istanbul, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg – the names of these cities alone symbolise vibrant life and cultural highlights. Discover the world-famous landmarks and the architectural diversity that characterise each one of these world cities. Our excursions offer you a perfect overview of these big cities with their splendid boulevards and squares.