You’ll find a variety of cruises to Northern Europe the take you to centuries-old castles, historic landmarks, famous waterways, and unique sites. From Cologne to St. Petersburg, there are plenty of ways to soak up some European history and enjoy a walk back through time. Many shore excursions will take you on a guided tour of cathedrals as well as art museums. Here are some of our favorite shore excursions to enjoy around Northern Europe.

Tour of St. Petersburg, Russia

Home to some of the most fascinating landmarks and historic sites, the beautiful city of St. Petersburg is the perfect place to take a guided tour. You’ll find several excursions taking you around the scenic rivers on a canal boat and to landmarks including the State Hermitage Museum, the Winter Palace, and the Peterhof Seafront Royal Palace.

Historic Tour of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is rich with history and home to several museums and cultural centers that tell the story of its artistic heritage and centuries-old traditions. The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Dam Square are a few sites to add to your walking tour fo the city. The Anne Frank Museum is open for tours and your trip may include a stop at the Bridge of 15 Bridges or the Weeping Tower.

Medieval Tour of Cologne

Many people don’t realize the wealth of Medieval architecture and historic sites around Cologne, Germany. The city spans the Rhine River so you can take a river tour while making stops at the cathedrals and museums along the way. The Cologne Chocolate Museum is a must-visit destination while Phantasialand is perfect for a day of thrills and fun. Be sure to make a trip to the Cologne Cathedral to see the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. The cathedral was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996.