8 Must-Sees in Europe and the Mediterranean 


Europe is home to many countries and cultures, and even the relatively small Mediterranean is full of enriching experiences. So, where do you start? 
On a 6-star ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse ocean cruise, you’ll visit the glittering harbours, rugged islands and medieval squares of this remarkable region. Here are a selection of the 8 must-see sights and exclusive Scenic Eclipse experiences you must do.

1. Seville, Spain  

Enjoy a Scenic Enrich experience, curated exclusively for Scenic guests. Be immersed in Spanish culture with a flamenco dance and equestrian performance in one of the oldest bullrings in Spain.  
 
While in Seville, sample sherry — the area’s world-famous drink — and take in the varied architecture from the Gothic Cathedral de Santa Maria de la Sede to the Baroque Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Experience this on the Incredible Iberian Discovery itinerary.
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2. Monte Carlo, Monaco  

Monaco is known for its elegant casinos, super yachts and, of course, the Monaco Grand Prix. But it also has a musical side. While visiting the tiny principality, enjoy an exclusive performance by The Harpsody Orchestra in one of the historic halls of the Oceanographic Museum in Monte Carlo. Experience this on the French & Italian Rivieras and Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery itineraries.

3. Tangier, Morocco  

Where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find Tangier. Even though it’s on the northern tip of Morocco, it’s bursting with European influence thanks to its multicultural history.  Discover the legends of the Hercules Caves, spot Andalusian architecture in Tetouan or walk the white-washed walls of the Old Town of Asilah. Experience this on the Hidden Wonders of the Mediterranean and Wonders of the Mediterranean & Western Europe itineraries. 

4. Bay of Kotor, Montenegro  

Montenegro is often overlooked for its more famous neighbours of Croatia or Italy, which sits opposite it across the Adriatic Sea. But the Bay of Kotor impresses any visitor who makes the trip.  
 
Walk the winding streets and squares of the medieval town and hike up the Old Kotor Fort Trail for views over brilliant blue waters and terracotta rooftops from the San Giovanni Fortress. Experience this on the Sorrentine Peninsula & Adriatic itinerary.

5. Hvar, Croatia   

Hvar, one of Croatia’s more than 1,000 islands, is a mix of 13th-century city walls, cafe-lined squares, and harbours with yachts belonging to the rich and famous.  
 
On a Scenic Freechoice excursion, leave the bustle of Hvar’s main port behind and visit Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe. Alternatively, taste Croatia’s olive oils with a tasting at a family-owned cellar. Experience this on the Sorrentine Peninsula & Adriatic itinerary.

6. Portimão, Portugal   

Portimão in Portugal’s Algarve has a rich maritime and fishing history, and it now delights visitors with its tree-lined squares, tiled murals and the medieval Fort of Santa Catarina de Ribamar.  
 
Explore Praia da Rocha, with its towering rock formations and pristine beach, by bike on a Scenic Discovery excursion. Experience this on the Authentic Andalucía itinerary. 

7. Collioure, France 

Collioure is known as the Pearl of the Vermillion Coast for a reason. The French coastal town is home to vermillion-coloured rocks and pastel rooftops, sweeping harbour views and the iconic 17th-century Notre-Dame-des-Anges church that was once a lighthouse.  
 
Join a guided hike along the craggy coast before toasting at a local winery. Experience this on the French & Italian Rivieras itinerary.

8. Sorrento, Italy  

Sorrento is a tiny town with a huge claim to fame — it’s the birthplace of Limoncello, the zesty lemon liqueur. As well as colourful lemon and orange groves, you’ll find dramatic cliffs, winding alleyways and sweeping views of the Bay of Naples.  
 
Visit a local farm on a Scenic Freechoice excursion to the hills around Sorrento or catch a ride to the ruins of Pompeii. Experience this on the Sorrentine Peninsula & Adriatic itinerary. 
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