These are some of the things you dreamed of when you set out for the Mediterranean – learning to cook traditional regional food while you sample local wines, exploring ancient ruins or touring the cobblestone streets of a tiny seaside village. And these are exactly the kinds authentic Mediterranean experiences you’ll enjoy on carefully selected optional excursions available in every port.

Sightseeing & City Tours

Athens – experience the best of Athens on a guided driving and walking tour highlighting its major sights, including the ruins of the Acropolis and the Parthenon.

Barcelona  – Discover Barcelona’s most breathtaking sights on this four-hour narrated city drive that includes a visit to architect Antonio Gaudi’s masterpiece, the flamboyant La Sagrada Familia church.

Crete – Experts once believed that Knossos and its civilization were myths – part of the legend of Daedalus and Icarus – until it was discovered and excavated in 1901. Explore these ancient ruins and view the restored Throne Room and frescoes.

Monte Carlo – Immerse yourself in the charms of Old Monaco as you take in the wonders of the Royal Palace, before basking in the marble splendor of St. Nicholas Cathedral.

Yalta  – Tour Yalta’s legendary Livadia and Alupka Palaces, former homes of the Russian nobility in the 19th century.

Source: Princess Cruises