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Worldwide Shore Excursions

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, Shoretrips or Port Promotions.
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.

 

 

Cruise Direct Online's New Website Offers

Cheaper Shore Excursions Than Cruise Lines Offer


Cruise travelers who find the shore excursions offered by the cruise lines too expensive can now find great value and savings up to 40% , thanks to a website launching today:
exploremoreashore.com  The site, run by Cruise Direct Online, offers cruise travelers discounts of up to 40 percent off the price of comparable cruise line offers on more than 5000 excursions, at over 300 worldwide destinations. Explore More Ashore, features a one-stop-shop approach with source content for deals featuring the top name-brand excursion companies: Shore Excursions Group - Shoretrips - Port Promotions.

Searching for a shore excursion is easy and quick. You can search Shore Excursions by destination, or find Shore Excursions that match your Cruise Line, Ship and Itinerary. Enter your cruise ship name and sailing dates, then the site shows you tours that match up with your ship's ports-of-call itinerary. It works at more than 300 ports for just about all of the major cruise lines, such as Carnival, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. The list of cruise lines is shown below.

AIDA
AMA Waterways
Azamara Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruises
Costa Cruise Lines
Crystal Cruises
Cunard Line
Disney Cruise Line
Holland America Line
MSC Italian Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line
Oceania Cruises
Princess Cruises
Regent Seven Seas
Royal Caribbean
Sea Dream Yacht Club
Seabourn Cruise Line
Silversea Cruises
Star Clippers
Uniworld River Cruises
Viking River Cruises
Windstar Cruises

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. Check out the Alaska, Europe and Caribbean Shore Excursion deals below or find more shore excursion deals at over 300 destinations worldwide. They also offer a large number of unique cruise ship excursions that cannot be purchased from the cruise line. Visitors are encouraged to spend time on the site looking through the wide variety of shore trips and to call for personal advice.
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.
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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.
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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.

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!


Cruise Direct Online has 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 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.

 

Shore Excursions by Port & Destination

Alaska
Anchorage    Denali    Fairbanks    Haines    Icy Strait    Juneau    Ketchikan    Seward    Sitka    Skagway   
Asia/Far East
Bali    Bangkok    Beijing    Busan    Cochin    Fukuoka    Goa    Ho Chi Minh City    Hong Kong    Hue    Jeju    Keelung    Ko Samui    Kota Kinabalu    Kuala Lumpur    Laem Chabang    Langkawi Island    Mumbai    Nagasaki    Nha Trang    Penang    Phuket Island    Shanghai    Sihanoukville    Singapore    Tokyo   
Bahamas
Freeport    Nassau   
Bermuda
Hamilton    Kings Wharf   
Caribbean
Amber Cove    Antigua / Barbuda    Aruba    Barbados    Bonaire    Catalina Island    Curacao    Dominica    Falmouth    Grand Cayman Island    Grand Turk    Grenada    Havana    Jost Van Dyke    Montego Bay    Ocho Rios    Saint Kitts / Nevis    Saint Lucia    Samana    San Juan    St Croix    St Maarten    St Martin    St Thomas    Tortola    Virgin Gorda   
Central Americ

Belize City    Puerto Limon    Puerto Quetzal    Puntarenas    Roatan Island   
Europe
Amsterdam    Arrecife    Barcelona    Belfast    Berlin    Bratislava    Budapest    Cadiz    Cannes    Cartagena    Cork    Dover    Dublin    Edinburgh    Falmouth    Greenock    Harwich    Invergordon    Kiel    Koblenz    Kotor    La Coruna    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria    Le Havre    Leixoes    Lisbon    London    Madeira    Malaga    Marseilles    Melk    Nice    Nuremberg    Palma De Majorca    Paris    Passau    Peter Port    Ponta Delgada    Prague    Rotterdam    Santa Cruz de Tenerife    Southampton    Tallinn    Toulon    Valencia    Vienna    Vigo    Villefranche    Zeebrugge   
Hawaii
Hilo    Kahului    Kauai    Kona    Maui    Oahu   
Mediterranean

Agios Nikolaos    Alanya    Alexandria    Amalfi    Argostoli    Ashdod    Athens    Bari    Catania    Chania    Civitavecchia    Corfu    Dubrovnik    Florence    Genoa    Gibraltar    Haifa    Heraklion    Istanbul    Izmir    Katakolo    Koper    Kusadasi    La Spezia    Malta    Marmaris    Messina    Monte Carlo    Mykonos    Naples    Palermo    Port Safaga    Port Said    Ravenna    Rhodes    Salerno    Santorini    Savona    Sharm el Sheikh    Sorrento    Split    Venice   
Mexico
Acapulco    Cabo San Lucas    Costa Maya    Cozumel    Ensenada    Huatulco    Mazatlan    Progreso    Puerto Chiapas    Puerto Vallarta   
Middle East
Abu Dhabi    Dubai    Khasab    Muscat   
North America

Astoria    Baltimore    Bar Harbor    Boston    Charleston    Charlottetown    Galveston    Halifax    Houston    Key West    Los Angeles    Miami    Montreal    New Orleans    New York    Newport    Orlando    Port Canaveral    Port Everglades    Portland    Quebec City    San Diego    San Francisco    Santa Barbara    Seattle    St John    Tampa    Vancouver    Victoria   
Panama Canal
Colon   
Russia/Central Asia

Moscow    St Petersburg   
Scandinavia

Aarhus    Akureyri    Bergen    Copenhagen    Geiranger    Helsinki    Honningsvag    Kristiansand    Kristiansund    Nynashamn    Oslo    Reykjavik    Stavanger    Stockholm   
South America
Arica    Buenos Aires    Cartagena    Coquimbo    Lima    Manaus    Montevideo    Puerto Chacabuco    Puerto Madryn    Puerto Montt    Punta Arenas    Punta del Este    Rio de Janeiro    Ushuaia    Valparaiso   
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand

Airlie Beach    Akaroa    Auckland    Bay of Islands    Bora Bora    Brisbane    Cairns    Darwin    Dunedin    Hobart    Isle of Pines    Lautoka    Melbourne    Moorea    Napier    Papeete    Perth    Picton    Port Denarau    Port Douglas    Port Vila    Suva    Sydney    Tauranga    Wellington 

Explore More For Less

A Better Shore Excursion Experience

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 Ship

 

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DESTINATIONS

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. Check out the Alaska, Europe and Caribbean Shore Excursion deals below or find more shore excursion deals at over 300 destinations worldwide.

 


 

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Alaska Excursions

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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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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 >>

Never Pay Cruise Line Prices Again! Save Up to 40%!

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; our 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.
  • Guaranteed Tour Departures
    No relying on other people to book to ensure an excursion takes place!
  • 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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Food, Wine & Nightlife Tours
Holiday & Seasonal Tours
Luxury & Special Occasions
Multi-day & Extended Tours
Outdoor Activities
Private & Custom Tours
Shopping &Fashion Tours
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City Tours & Sightseeing
Walking & Biking Tours
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