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Spain Shore Excursions

Spain Shore Excursions for the active boomer traveler

Spain is a fantastic destination that offers a little something for every type of traveler. If you’re planning a Mediterranean cruise that includes Spain ports of call, there are countless options for boomer adventures. From expansive beaches and historic city tours to Roman ruins, take a look at a few of our favorite Spain shore excursions! Would your rather explore Spain on a land adventure? Our Spain Travel Planner is the place to start.

Pink buildings of the monastery surrounded by rock-topped mountains at Montserrat, Spain.

And the Angels Sang on Montserrat

When it comes to Spanish ports on a Mediterranean cruise, Barcelona is the queen. From history to culture to architecture, there are so many shore excursions in Barcelona to choose from that it’s hard to know which one to do first. But after you’ve explored the Jewish Quarter, gawked at the amazing the Sagrada Famlia, and walked La Rambla, it’s time to expand your horizons! Our advice? Get out of town on a cruise excursion to Montserrat. You’ll enjoy a beautiful day filled with mountainous scenery, and, if you’re lucky, angelic voices. Click on And the Angels Sang on Montserrat to read more about our favorite Barcelona shore excursion.

Cadiz Walking Tour

Cadiz, on the Atlantic side of Spain, is becoming increasingly popular as a cruise port in Spain. When Silver Wind called on Cadiz, we joined a shore excursion to explore Spanish history. Did you know that many of the explorers to the New World began their journey from Cadiz? We were met at the port by two guides dressed in traditional Andalusian fashion from the year 1812. Not only did we learn about fascinating times in Cadiz, but one of the guides sang Faldo to us as we strolled a tree-lined promenade by the sea. Take a look at our time on a wonderful, historic Cadiz Walking Tour.

Prefer a guided tour experience? Book your Spain cruise excursions at Get Your Guide.

Grey, stone columns (pre-historic Talus) punctuate a blue sky on a Spain shore excursion in Menorca.

4 Hours in Menorca

Menorca is one of the beautiful islands that make up Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Not only does it offer incredible beaches, but years of history as well. If you enjoy a shore excursion that mixes pre-historic history with drinks in a cave overlooking the sea, you’ll want to read all about our 4 Hours in Menorca

Architectural sign overlooking the domes and roofs in Cartagena, Spain.

On Our Own in Cartagena, Spain

If you’re looking for what to do in Cartagena, try a self-guided walking tour. During a Silversea Mediterranean cruise and Atlantic crossing, we ended up creating a Cartagena walking tour that suited our needs for strolling, exploring and relaxing in this beautiful Spanish city on the Mediterranean coast. Use the advice in On Our Own in Cartagena, Spain to plan your Cartagena cruise excursion.

Planning a cruise in the Mediterranean? Visit our Mediterranean Cruise Excursions page for what to do in port.

Top Apps for Spain Travel

Looking for some resources to make your next cruise to Spain more efficient? Have you thought about downloading a couple of travel apps to your mobile device? We’re always on the looking for ways to make your travel easier, which is why we review travel apps. So take a look at our best recommendations in Top Apps for Spain Travel.

Summer Cruise Tips for the Mediterranean

We don’t recommend summer cruises in the Mediterranean. Have you cruised through Spain in the summer? It’s too hot and too crowded. However sometimes you have no choice. And cruising the Med in the summer is better than no trip at all. So follow our advice for escaping the crowds and tolerating the heat. You’ll find our boomer travel tips at  Surviving a Summer Cruise in the Mediterranean.

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