Discover freedom that takes you places ashore as well

Discover fantastic natural paradises, futuristic buildings and impressive cultural monuments or simply find some time for yourself. The personal recommendations of our travel concierge and guided shore activities offer you a myriad of different opportunities.

Guided shore excurcions 

Our guided shore activities* offer you a varied range of visits, discovery trips and active tours as a group, including cycling tours led by the professional EUROPA 2
bike guide:

  • Classic excursions* to key sights and to gain initial insights into a region, including excursions for late risers.
  • Active tours* from snorkelling and rafting to quad biking.
  • Discovery trips* for new perspectives by plane, helicopter or boat.
  • Expert excursions* where well-known lecturers shed light on cultural, historical or architectural backgrounds.
  • Bike tours* from gentle leisure or active adventure tours to rigorous mountain tours.

Pre- and post-cruise programmes

Start your cruise in an exceptional way or enjoy your trip for a while longer. Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes* include a broad spectrum of excursions. 

Guided pre- and post-cruise programmes**
  • Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers
  • Accompanied by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides 
Private pre- and post-cruise programmes
  • Ideal for all those who don’t want to be part of a group 
  • Excursions accompanied by local tour guides considering your individual requests

Private experiences - your travel concierge 

Individual travel arrangements* to suit your personal requirements and tips that cannot be found in any guidebook - our travel concierge makes it happen: 

  • Bosporus: chartered yacht with skipper and lunch/dinner.
  • Dubai: desert safari with barbecue – along with dune skiing or buggy tours.
  • Havana: private salsa course or a tour in a classic car.
  • Hong Kong: wander through the Night Market with a guide.
  • New York: tickets for Broadway or NBA / NFL games.
  • Saint Barthelemy: extend your cruise in a luxury hotel with snorkelling or diving.
  • Sydney: bridge climbing.

Bike tours

Mountain-/e-Bike excursions accompanied by a professional bike guide*."Easy-going", "Active and high-energy", "Active lite": the bike tours in the EUROPA 2's shore excursion programme offer something for everyone. Beginners can enjoy the scenery and take in points of interest during a leisurely ride on a flat route. By contrast, experienced cyclists have the opportunity to take part in a challenging ride over uneven terrain that frequently includes hills and inclines. The bikes, designed especially for the EUROPA 2, are available in various sizes. All tours last four to five hours and have a group size of maximum 14 people. You will be given personal advice from the bike guide, with whom you can book the tour you want after a fitness check (in selected ports/based on local conditions).

You are welcome to bring your own bike clothing with you. On board, we will provide you with a bike helmet and a sports rucksack, as well as a bottle of water and an energy bar.

* This service is not included in the cruise price.
** Only available in German.