Top Accessible Shore Excursions in Europe

Finding truly accessible tours and excursions can be difficult in many destinations, however, that should not stop you from having the vacation of your dreams! Our travel services are carefully researched and proven to be accessible. At Sage Traveling, we offer dozens of accessible Mediterranean and Baltic cruise excursions, as well as other accessible guided tours throughout Europe. As a matter of fact, we offer more than 300+ different accessible tour options in more than 60 European destinations!

Below, you will find the links to our accessible tours and shore excursions. We highly recommend you book your excursions at least 2 months before your cruise to secure your accessible tours. They usually sell out far in advance – especially tours including accessible transportation.

 

Mediterranean Shore Excursions and Tours

Alexandria     Corfu  Katakolon Mykonos Santorini  Villefranche
Argostoli Dubrovnik Koper Naples Sicily  
Ashdod Egypt Kotor Nice Sorrento  
Athens Ephesus Kusadasi Montenegro Salerno  
Barcelona Florence La Spezia Oslo Split  
Bari French Riviera Lisbon Palermo Taormina  
Cannes Genoa Livorno Palma Toulon  
Catania Israel Marseilles Port Said  Valencia  
Capri Istanbul Messina Rhodes Valletta  
Civitavecchia  Izmir Monte Carlo Rome Venice  

 

“We have now returned from an absolutely amazing trip – largely due to the excellent arrangements made by Sage Traveling! …I will NEVER travel without Sage again and many able tourists we met on our cruise remarked that our tours were more comprehensive and informative than theirs were! All in all, I have been recommending your services to everyone who might need them. You made our holiday to be stress-free and highly enjoyable as well as being fascinating and exciting with the outstanding guides you provided.  A heartfelt thank you for a holiday of a lifetime!” – Nadene, Mobility Scooter User                                    

For more ideas and inspiration for your Mediterranean tours and cruise excursions take a look at my own personal Top 5 Accessible Tours in the Mediterranean!

 

Baltic Shore Excursions and Tours

Amsterdam  Copenhagen Le Havre St. Petersburg Zeebrugge
Berlin Dublin London Stockholm  
Bruges Edinburgh Normandy  Tallinn  
Brussels Helsinki Paris  Warnemunde  

 

“All of the reservations that you made for us in Amsterdam worked out perfectly! Having you plan the logistics was a wonderful service.  Our tour of Amsterdam was excellent. The guide is smart, knowledgeable, and very pleasant. Please let her know how much we enjoyed our time with her. The boat tour was also very good – we all enjoyed it a lot..” – Nancy, mobility scooter user

 

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Alexandria Accessible Cruise Excursions

Visit the Great Pyramids, see the mysterious Sphinx, shop in a traditional Egyptian bazaar—anything is possible on an accessible tour or cruise excursion in Egypt! Accessible cruise excursions and tours in Egypt can be started from either Port Said or Alexandria, depending on which port you are sailing into.

 

Amsterdam Accessible Cruise Excursions

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There are several excellent accessible tours and accessible Baltic cruise excursions available to disabled visitors in Amsterdam. Half-day and full-day shore excursions that included round-trip wheelchair accessible transportation from the cruise terminal are a great way to visit the city during your cruise. If you’re staying in Amsterdam for a couple of days, you might also consider an accessible dinner cruise or a guided tour of the Red Light District!


Argostoli Accessible Cruise Excursions

Argostoli-accessible-cruise-excursionsIf you are interested in seeing the traditional way of life on a Greek island, then this Argostoli accessible shore excursion is the perfect tour for you! Enjoy a traditional Greek meal, walk/roll along the seaside, and see the beauty of the Ionian Islands.

 

Athens Accessible Cruise Excursions

An accessible tour of the Acropolis is at the top of everyone’s list, yet many people don’t realize how much more Athens has to offer disabled visitors! An accessible Athens food tour or an accessible drive on the Aegean coast are other popular accessible tour options from Athens’ Piraeus cruise port.

 

Ashdod Accessible Shore Excursions

3.1Visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Sea of Galilee on your accessible Israel vacation! These 6 wheelchair accessible Israel cruise excursions visit sites like the Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, and Mount of Olives and include step-free routes. Accessible cruise excursions from Ashdod and Haifa include round-trip transportation in a wheelchair accessible van.

Barcelona Accessible Cruise Excursions

How do you pick from all the accessible Mediterranean cruise excursion options in Barcelona? You have great beaches right in the city center; the medieval city center is more wheelchair friendly (with few cobblestones) than almost any other medieval city; great views are available from Mont Serrat and Mont Juic; and the Sagrada Familia is one of the most impressive and unique churches in the world. A morning accessible van driving tour combined with an afternoon accessible walking tour makes for a great day in Barcelona.

Bari Accessible Tours

Cathedrals, castles, and fantastic scenic views await in Bari, Italy—capital of the Apulia (in Italian, Puglia) region. Choose from 3 accessible guided tours! An increasing number of accessible European cruises include Bari as a stop on their itineraries, so take advantage of your time there by choosing one of these accessible Bari shore excursions. Whether you’d like a short, affordable tour of the Bari Old Town, or a full day accessible driving tour of Bari and surrounding villages, you can rest assured that we’ll provide you with a fantastic accessible experience in Bari!

Bruges Accessible Cruise Excursions

bruges-accessible-cruise-excursionsDisabled travelers in Bruges have many different options available to them when it comes to planning their trip. We have chosen the best 4 tours that include a licensed guide and stress-free sightseeing in this beautiful “fairy tale” town. The accessible cruise excursions are a great choice if you’re traveling to Bruges during your accessible cruise vacation—they include wheelchair accessible round-trip transfers from Zeebrugge!

Corfu Accessible Cruise Excursions

island-of-corfu-accessibleYou will see the Achilleion Palace, the villages of Kanoni, Paleokastritsa, and Lakones, the “Old Fortress” (Byzantine Castle), Saint Spryridon Church and much more on the Island of Corfu Accessible Shore Excursion. Enjoy the natural beauty and ancient history and mythology of the second largest Ionian Island!


Dubrovnik Accessible Cruise Excursions

Untitled-1Visit the “Pearl of the Adriatic” on the Croatian coast one of these accessible Dubrovnik  cruise excursions. You’ll discover why it’s been called “heaven on earth” when you see the spectacular views on a panoramic accessible van tour or taste some local delicacies on a food and wine tour!

 

Egypt Accessible Cruise Excursions

egypt-accessible-tours-and-excursionsVisit the Great Pyramids, see the mysterious Sphinx, shop in a traditional Egyptian bazaar—anything is possible on an accessible tour or cruise excursion in Egypt! Accessible cruise excursions and tours in Egypt can be started from either Port Said or Alexandria, depending on which port you are sailing into. Round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal in an air-conditioned, accessible van with a wheelchair ramp are included, so you won’t have to worry about accessibility details and spend more time enjoying your accessible Egypt vacation!

Ephesus Accessible Cruise Excursions from Kusadasi or Izmir

Whether arriving at the port of Izmir or the port of Kusadasi, disabled cruise passengers will definitely want to visit the Roman ruins of Ephesus. The House of the Virgin Mary can also be visited during this accessible Mediterranean cruise excursion.

 

Florence & Tuscany Accessible Cruise Excursions from Livorno or La Spezia

Ahhh…Tuscany. This beautiful region of Italy has so much to offer! You can spend your entire time in port visiting the magnificent Renaissance city of Florence or combine it with a visit to Pisa and a Tuscan winery. Our accessible Mediterranean shore excursion options also include visits to San GimignanoLucca, Volterra, and Siena. 

French Riviera Accessible Cruise Excursions (Monaco, Villefranche, Nice, & Cannes)

The playground of the rich and famous, Monte Carlo has to be seen to be believed. On your accessible Mediterranean cruise excursion in Monte Carlo, you can either spend time visiting museums, yachts, gardens, the cathedral, and the palace; or you can take an accessible driving tour of the French Riviera coastline!


Genoa Accessible Cruise Excursions

image001When most people think about visiting Italy, they think of Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. Few people think about visiting Genoa, but there really is so much Italian culture and medieval history to experience here, you don’t want to miss it! John Sage has personally selected these four accessible guided tours and excursions in Genoa that follow step-free routes and include wheelchair accessible transportation. Your certified, English speaking guide is familiar with the needs of disabled travelers and these proven accessible routes include all of the must-see attractions in Genoa!

Helsinki Accessible Cruise Excursions
Essential Helsinki Accessible Walking TourHelsinki, the beautiful, accessible capital city of Finland, is now visited by many accessible European cruises. If you’re visiting Helsinki and would like a comprehensive accessible guided tour or accessible cruise excursion, Sage Traveling has handpicked three accessible tour options with proven, step-free routes.

Israel Accessible Cruise Excursions

3.1Visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Sea of Galilee on your accessible Israel vacation! These 6 wheelchair accessible Israel cruise excursions visit sites like the Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, and Mount of Olives and include step-free routes. Accessible cruise excursions from Ashdod and Haifa include round-trip transportation in a wheelchair accessible van.

Istanbul Accessible Cruise Excursions

Istanbul is worth a trip entirely for itself, and disabled cruise passengers will have plenty to see with only one day in this ancient city. The Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are the most well-known attractions, but our accessible Istanbul cruise excursions also visit gems like the Dolmabahce Palace, the Basilica Cistern, the Rumeli Fortress, and the Grand Bazaar. 

Katakolon (Ancient Olympia) Accessible Cruise Excursions

katakolon-ancient-olympia-accessible-cruise-excursionsVisit the ancient site of the original Olympic games by wheelchair accessible van on this 8-hour accessible Olympia shore excursion from Katakolon, Greece. If you are interested in ancient Greek ruins, then this accessible Katakolon shore excursion is for you! The archeological site you will visit on this tour includes the stadium (with start and finish line and judges’ seat still intact!), the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Zeus, and much more!

Koper Accessible Cruise Excursions

Choose one of these 3 full-day accessible shore excursions from Koperkoper-accessible-tours that visit the beautiful Slovenian coast by wheelchair accessible van. Each Koper accessible guided tour includes an English-speaking guide who is familiar with accessibility needs, as well as round-trip accessible transfers from the cruise terminal.

Kotor (Montenegro) Accessible Cruise Excursions

kotor-montenegro-accessible-cruise-excursionsKotor, Montenegro is one of the most well preserved medieval cities on the Mediterranean coast! If your accessible cruise vacation is stopping in the Bay of Kotor, you can choose one of these accessible driving tours that includes round-trip transportation in a van with a wheelchair ramp. Or if you’d prefer an accessible walking tour of Kotor, your licensed, English-speaking guide will show you the main attractions of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

London Accessible Cruise Excursions

Disabled visitors to London have numerous options for accessible London tours including accessible walking/rolling tours, accessible driving tours, accessible boat tours, and accessible train tours to nearby cities. All tours include step-free tour routes, and many include transportation by private vehicles with wheelchair ramps.

Mykonos Accessible Cruise Excursions

Your cruise may or may not spend the night in Mykonos which will determine whether or not your get to experience the beautiful beaches or the world famous nightlife! Our wheelchair accessible van excursions will ensure you get to see all the highlights of this beautiful island.

 

Naples, Capri, Salerno and Sorrento Accessible Cruise Excursions

Naples may have more accessible tour options than any other Mediterranean port. You’ll need to choose carefully between the ruins of Pompeii, the more wheelchair-friendly (and equally impressive) ruins of Herculaneum, the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri, or the impressive sights in Naples. Accessible ferry excursions, accessible van excursions, and accessible walking tours are available from Naples or Sorrento.

Oslo Accessible Tours

Oslo is a beautiful city nestled between the Oslo fjord and hundreds of square kilometers of forested hills. Despite the cold and dark winters, the warm nature of Norwegians and cozy cafes in this quiet town will make you come back for more. Summers are fun with sidewalk cafes and parks filled with people who love to be outside. Whether watching the boats at the pier or visiting one of the several museums, you will create fond memories for the future. Oslo is a big city with a small town atmosphere. The compact accessible friendly city center is easy to explore in a wheelchair. Vigeland’s statue park, Munch’s museum and the Viking Museum at Bygdoy will give you a generous taste of Norwegian way of life (past and present) not only in Oslo but also for the rest of Norway.

Palma de Mallorca Accessible Cruise Excursions

palma-de-mallorca-accessible-ToursThe beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca is one of Spain’s best kept secrets. There’s great medieval architecture, an accessible beach, and excellent shopping in this coastal city. Choose from two accessible tour options that include a guided city tour and an accessible shore excursion. Wheelchair accessible transfers are available from the cruise terminal or your accessible hotel.

Paris Accessible Cruise Excursions

Our accessible Paris tours provide disabled and senior visitors with memories they will cherish long after the vacation is done.  Boat cruises on the Seine River, wheelchair accessible Paris driving tours, and accessible historic Paris walking tours mean that there’s something for everyone.

 

Rome Accessible Cruise Excursions (including Civitavecchia)

If you aren’t starting or finishing your cruise in Rome, you’ll have a lot that you want to see in a single day. Our accessible Mediterranean cruise excursions include full-day accessible van driving tours with visits to the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain. Our accessible Rome excursions by train make this pricy port quite affordable!

Santorini Accessible Cruise Excursions

1The Greek Island of Santorini (officially, Thira) has some of the most beautiful, iconic Greek scenery you will ever see. Choose one of these wheelchair accessible Santorini shore excursions that includes a step-free route or uses a wheelchair accessible van. The full day accessible shore excursion visits several villages and the archaeological museum. If you would like the opportunity to taste some of Santorini’s world famous wines, the half-day accessible excursion includes a visit to an accessible winery! The panoramic accessible excursion focuses on the spectacular views from the rocky cliffs of this volcanic island in the Aegean Sea!

Sicily Accessible Cruise Excursions

accessible-sicily-cruise-excursionsAccessible travel in Sicily is easy with the help of Sage Traveling! We have handpicked 7 accessible Sicily cruise excursions that are available from 5 different ports! These wheelchair accessible shore excursions of Sicily include an officially-certified, English speaking guide as well as round-trip transportation in a wheelchair accessible van. Whether you’re arriving in Catania, Messina, Palermo, Taormina, or Giardini Naxos, we can provide you with an accessible shore excursion that meets your needs and is full of lifelong memories!

Stockholm Accessible Cruise Excursions

stockholm-accessible-tours-&-shore-excursionsVisit Stockholm—Sweden’s cultural, political, and economic hub. This lively city has a diverse cultural scene that includes over 1000 restaurants (8 of which are Michelin star!), over 100 museums, and 3 World Heritage Sites! Disabled travelers have several options when visiting Stockholm, and these four accessible guided tours and cruise excursions follow proven, step-free routes. Your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide in Stockholm is familiar with the needs of disabled travelers so you won’t have to worry about accessibility. You can choose a full day Stockholm accessible shore excursion that includes wheelchair accessible transportation, a shorter 3-hour accessible guided tour of Stockholm that touches on the must-see attractions of the city, or even an accessible driving tour of Stockholm!

St. Petersburg Accessible Cruise Excursions

st-petersburg-accessible-cruise-excursionsChoose one of these accessible St. Petersburg shore excursions that include a licensed guide and wheelchair accessible transportation. Visit Peterhof Palace and its beautiful gardens, the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and many more of St. Petersburg’s must-see attractions! You won’t have to worry about accessibility or how to get from one place to the next because your experienced guide will be with you at all times.

 

 

Split Accessible Shore Excursions

At over 1700 years old, Split is one of the oldest cities in the Dalmatian region! Several attractions in the area are wheelchair accessible, including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Split and the neighboring city of Trogir.

 

 

Tallinn  Accessible Shore Excursions
Panoramic Tallinn Accessible Cruise ExcursionIFThe beautiful city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, has recently become a popular European destination and cruise port. Not only is Tallinn’s Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but in 2011 it was also listed as a European Capital of Culture. Tallinn is several hundreds of years old and is home to beautifully preserved medieval architecture.

Toulon & Marseilles Accessible Cruise Excursions

marseilles-accessible-shoreIf your accessible cruise vacation stops in Marseilles or Toulon, choose from 7 accessible guided tours that visit Aix, Cassis, Avignon, Arles, and more! Round-trip wheelchair accessible transfers from the cruise terminal are available and each accessible tour includes a step-free route. Marseilles is situated in the South of France on the Mediterranean, which makes it quite different from Paris and other cities to the north of France. The warm climate makes it a comfortable place to be most of the year, and it is officially France’s sunniest major city! Enjoy an accessible guided tour of Marseilles and the surrounding region of Provence that is rich with beautiful scenery and a diverse history of art and culture.

Valencia Accessible Cruise Excursions

Article - Valencia Accessible Tours & Excursions_html_m1b6d4ec4Enjoy Spain’s third largest city on one of these accessible shore excursions of Valencia, that include round-trip transportation from the cruise dock. Your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide has experience with the needs of disabled travelers and knows the best accessible, step-free routes through the city. See the highlights of Valencia such as the City of Arts and Sciences, the Valencia Cathedral, the Central Market (Mercado Central), the Plaza of the Virgin, and so much more!

Valletta Accessible Cruise Excursions
Private Accessible Valletta Walking TourValletta is the picturesque capital of the Island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. Its rich architectural history, associated with the Knights Hospitaller who once ruled the city, dates back to the 16th century, and the city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Venice Accessible Cruise Excursions

All visitors to Venice have to be sure to get away from the tourist crowds in St. Mark’s Square and experience the authentic side of Venice. Our Venice wheelchair accessible boat excursions make it a breeze to visit multiple neighborhoods while avoiding all bridges!

 

In addition to the cruise excursions mentioned above, we provide accessible excursions in the following ports. Contact us to inquire about availability!
Almeria (Spain), Arrecife (Canary Islands), Cadiz (Spain), Cannes (French Riviera), Casablanca (Morroco), Chania (Souda, Crete), Dover (London), Gibraltar (UK), Heraklion (Greece), Le Havre (Paris), Malaga (Spain), Messina (Sicily), Nafplion (Greece), Palermo (Sicily), Portofino (Italy), Rhodes (Greece), Saint-Tropez (French Riviera), Salerno (Naples), Santorini (Greece), Sorrento (Naples), Southampton (London), Taormina (Italy), Tenerife (Canary Islands), and Villefranche (French Riviera).

 

 

 

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Accessible Shore Excursions  –  Alexandria,  Amsterdam,  Argostoli,  Ashdod,  Athens,  Barcelona,  Berlin,  Bruges,  Brussels,  Cannes,  Catania,  Capri,  Civitavecchia,  Copenhagen,  Corfu,  Dublin,  Dubrovnik,  Edinburgh,  Egypt,  Ephesus,  Florence,  French Riviera,  Genoa,  Helsinki,  Israel,  Istanbul,  Izmir,  Katakolon (Olympia),  Koper,  Kotor (Montenegro),  Kusadasi,  La Spezia,  Le Havre,  Livorno,  Marseilles,  Messina,  Monte Carlo,  Mykonos,  Naples,  Nice,  Normandy,  Palermo,  Palma de Mallorca,  Port Said,  Rome,  Salerno,  Santorini,  Sicily,  Sorrento,  St. Petersburg,  Stockholm,  Tallinn,  Taormina,  Toulon,  Valencia,  Venice,  Villefranche,  Warnemunde,  Zeebrugge

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