Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in Alicante and its surroundings
Alicante, located in the Costa Blanca, is one of the most beautiful cities of the Spanish East Coast. During your MSC Mediterranean cruise you will discover a vibrant city connected to the sea and rich in history and architecture. From the Santa Barbara fortress, the main castle of the city, to parks and boulevards, such as the Explanada de España where you can enjoy Alicante’s breathing fresh air and relax in cozy bars and terrace cafés.
Choose your preferred tours from a list of unforgettable MSC Cruises excursions including:
- Santa Barbara Castle
- Mountain village of Guadalest
- Explanada de España
With an MSC Excursion you will discover the Santa Barbara Castle, Alicante’s main historical sight. Sant Barbara Castle is an imposing medieval fortress located on the bare rocky hill above the town beach. From the old walls you can admire spectaculars views of the city and the whole bay.
A cruise excursion can also be an opportunity to discover the Mountain village of Guadalest, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. The sixteenth-century Moorish castle town and former Muslim settlement is built high up in the surrounding rock, and you enter through a gateway tunnelled into the mountain.
With one of our excursions you can also discover the Explanada de España, Alicante’s famous maritime promenade. It runs parallel to the port, from Plaza Puerta del Mar to Parque de Canalejas and has a mosaic pavement that mimics the waves of the sea. This boulevard is full of cafés and terraces where you can try some typical food or just relax while enjoying the Mediterranean views.