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Shore excursion tours are the best way to maximize the value of your cruise as well as your time ashore. When your ship pulls into any port around the world, take comfort knowing you're being taken care of by an experienced cruise excursion operator. Leave the crowds and tourist traps behind with unforgettable day excursions when you book shore trips with Shore Excursions Group, or Shoretrips.
Looking for the best shore excursions to round off your perfect vacation?  We offer a comprehensive selection of awesome cruise excursion trips from the top 3 providers. They have compiled an exceptional variety of worldwide tours delivered by professional guides and local experts with decades of experience providing outstanding shore tours. Save money escaping the throngs of fellow cruisers and soak up local culture activities when booking worldwide shore excursions with them.
Navigate our specific destination pages to browse the various worldwide shore excursions available for your next great getaway! Already booked a cruise? Use the "Shore Excursion Finder" tool found on this page to reserve a memorable shore trip today.


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Flexibility and Choice : You can choose to purchase your shore excursions directly from the cruise line, or consider smaller, more intimate, more in-depth shore excursion experiences from an independent shore tour operators. Which way is best for you?

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Never Pay Cruise Line Prices Again! :: Committed to offering you the best excursions at the best prices often lower priced than the Cruise Lines, sometimes as much as 40% lower. You deserve to enjoy great experiences without over paying for them. These excursions are higher quality and typically involve smaller, more intimate tour groups with fewer individuals per guide. :: Higher Quality than the Cruise Lines :: Guaranteed Return to Your ShipRail Tours of Alaska


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Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Or "Scenic" tours providing up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Or choose "Cultural" tours  allowing you to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Take "Active" tours offering a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience your favorite destinations. You can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. City tours [ motorcoach or walking tours ] allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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Check out the list of shore excursions by port. Over 250 cities, towns and villages worldwide

Shore Excursions by Size

  • Private Shore Excursions allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. For groups of 4 or more, we can usually arrange a private shore excursion for less than the cost of a large cruise line tour.

  • Small Group Shore Excursions generally range in size from 2-20 people, providing a more personalized experience than the large excursions offered by the cruise lines.

  • Standard Shore Excursions typically range from 20-50 people. These tours are similar in size to those of the cruise lines. While these shore excursions are larger in size, our focus on quality remains extremely high.

Shore Excursions by Type

  • Scenic Shore Excursions provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth.

  • Cultural Shore Excursions allow you to experience the customs, heritage, and local flavor of the destinations.

  • Active Shore Excursions offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous experiences.

  • Water/Beach Shore Excursions provide unique ways to enjoy the ocean, beach, and sea life.

  • Cuisine Shore Excursions allow you to sample the local culinary delights.

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Private Shore Excursions allow you to travel with your party alone and,  in many cases, to fully customize your tour. For groups of 4 or more, you can usually arrange a private shore excursion for less than the cost of a large cruise line tour. Small Group Shore Excursions generally range in size from 2-20 people, providing a more personalized experience than the large excursions offered by the cruise lines. Standard Shore Excursions typically range from 20-50 people. These tours are similar in size to those of the cruise lines. While these shore excursions are larger in size, the focus on quality remains extremely high.



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Already booked your cruise? Still looking for the best shore excursion deals. Choose your cruise line below for more details. Find available shore excursions for your particular sailing date and itinerary.

Q. How can I view shore excursions & hot shore tour deals, specifically for my cruise?

A. Excursion finder will help you identify which ports your cruise visits and the tours available for those dates in each of the ports. You will need your cruise departure date, cruise line and ship and we will provide you with the ports and tours available in each of those ports for the days you are in port. Select your cruise line here, then click on go!




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Popular Shore Excursions By Company

  • Shore Excursions Group

    Shore Excursions Group utilize there expertise to select the highest quality shore excursions delivered by local experts in the most cost effective manner. Since they are not a large cruise line catering to thousands of customers per day, their shore excursions allow you to travel in much smaller groups offering a more personalized experience. They understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, they provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, site inspections, and detailed reviews.  They strongly believe their expertise and approach set them apart. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, they are experts in delivering shore excursions. They believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction.  They encourage customers to call them. They will take time to answer your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs. Go There >>
  • Shoretrips

    ShoreTrips offers shore excursions that are creative, personal and better priced than those offered by the cruise lines. More than 2000 tour operators throughout the world bring you over 3000 well designed day activities and sightseeing tours. Each activity is hand-picked by owners, Barry and Julie Karp, who experience each excursion first-hand, guaranteeing agents piece-of-mind and customer satisfaction. Their mission is to allow you to enhance port of call, whether you arrive by boat or plane. They have traveled to every spot they represent to bring you the best and the most unique offerings to fulfill any fantasy. They have worked hard to develop a way for you to have smaller, more personal tours and adventures The truth is, while they live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, their home is the world - its beauty, its people, its cultures. They believe that one day is not too short a time to be touched by it all and create a day you will never forget. Go There >>

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Questions? Just call us at 800.365.1445. Sometimes it pays to put yourself in the hands of the experts. Discover extraordinary fun, must-do experiences and savings with a well-planned Shore Excursion program. Planning a vacation can become like a second job. So many decisions. So many websites. Enough information to fill a book, actually, hundreds of them. That's where we can help.  We've organized all the must-see sights and must-do adventures into a single shore excursions destination, Explore More Ashore. You'll get expert guides, find great service, and learn how to maximum the amount of time in each port to enjoy your vacation. We save you the precious time it takes to organize the ultimate shore side experiences during your cruise vacation. And, on top of that, show you where to find value priced shore trips to save you money. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your cruise vacation.


Here"s Why Travelers Choose To Explore More Ashore:


  • We feature the Largest and Most Popular Excursion Companies
    All total the 3 top firms offer more than 5,000 excursions in over 300 ports worldwide.
  • These Excursions Are Lower Priced and Higher Quality than the Cruise Lines
    Prices are as much as 40% lower than the cruise lines and, unlike the cruise line's crowded excursions; the average excursion size is only 12-24 people.
  • Money Back Guarantee
    To the extent you are not satisfied with their excursions, they will work to rectify the situation or provide a full refund.
  • Guaranteed Return to Ship
    They have never had a customer miss their ship.
  • 24/7 Support for Travelers
    They are available any time from any place in the world via a toll-free number in the unlikely event you encounter any difficulties.
  • Easy to Use, Best in Class Website and Multi-Company Booking Platform
    Our Explore More Ashore website lets you easily shop, compare and buy excursions, all on your own. No need to spend hours searching all over the internet. It's all here.
  • Self-Service Ticketing
    You do not need to create an account to book or retrieve your e-tickets!
  • Book in Foreign Currency
    Great for international travelers!


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Shopping &Fashion Tours
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes
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Walking & Biking Tours
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There's so much to do on - and off - a cruise. Sure, you know the ship's gonna be a blast. But what happens when you walk down the gangway into a port? Well, we've got the answer: a full-fledged fun bonanza! We've tracked down the coolest stuff in every port - from the best tour operators which means you can be sure the good times won't slow down just 'cause you're leaving the ship. So go ahead...snorkel, zip-line, ride a 4X4, swim with dolphin, shop or just relax on the beach. We've got tons of great shore excursions for you to try. So, save money and escape the crowds on shore excursions in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Hawaii, Bermuda, and Mexico.
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