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Shore Excursions

By Viator, May 2013

Whether you’re cruising the tropical Caribbean or Europe’s Mediterranean Sea, shore excursions offer don’t-miss opportunities to see more of the world and dive into adrenaline-fueled activities.

If Mexican resorts like Los Cabos and Cozumel are your ports of call, why not take the plunge and learn to dive on your shore excursion, or kayak and snorkel with tropical fish? Sail around the palm-fringed coastline on a catamaran, dive beneath the waves in a submarine or just chill out for a few hours at a private beach resort.

Caribbean ports like Nassau, Barbados, Montego Bay, St. Lucia and St. Thomas offer resort diving and cultural tours combining history, nature and world-class water sports. Spread your wings on a zipline adventure above the jungle canopy, or go off-roading into the countryside on an ATV.

If you’re cruising the Mediterranean, shore excursions take you on a journey through history to explore Renaissance cities and cultural hot spots. In Italy, your liner might anchor at Naples for a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the poignant ruins of Pompeii, or a day cruise to the captivating isle of Capri.

Civitavecchia is your port for Rome, and a day tour taking in the Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican and other must-see sights of the Eternal City is a great way to spend your time on land. Sorrento is the gateway to the beautiful Amalfi Coast, where coastal roads wind around cliffs to picture-postcard villages like Ravello and Positano.

Step off your cruise liner at the Spanish port of Barcelona, and a wealth of tapas bars, stylish cafes and the Gothic old city lie before you.

On the Bosphorus, you’ll dock at the ancient city of Istanbul, where shore excursions visit the city’s mosques and churches, exotic bazaars and the fabled sultans’ palace of Topkapi.

Whichever relaxing or action-packed shore activity you choose, book ahead and organize port transfers to make the most of your time ashore for a truly memorable vacation.

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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Livorno, null
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence in One Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 708 Reviews

Swap Livorno’s cruise port for the sights of Pisa and Florence on this full-day shore excursion. Take in the quintessential Tuscan countryside as you travel to ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.47
Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Adventure with Mendenhall Glacier Tour, Juneau, Ports of ... 
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Adventure with Mendenhall Glacier Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 351 Reviews

Make the most of your time in port in Juneau by getting out into the Alaskan wilderness on a small-group whale-watching and Mendenhall Glacier shore excursion. ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 4.5 hours

From USD $140.00
Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip, Livorno, Ports of Call Tours
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 720 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the surrounding Italian towns of Pisa and Florence, you’ll need a privately guided ...  Read more

Location: Livorno, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.58
Cannes Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco and Eze Half-Day Tour, Cannes, Ports of Call Tours
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Cannes Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco and Eze Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 378 Reviews

Make the most of your time at port in Cannes by exploring two stars of the French Riviera, Monaco and Eze, on this small-group shore excursion. In hilltop Eze, ...  Read more

Location: Cannes, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.80
Naples Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi, Naples, Ports of Call Tours
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Naples Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1890 Reviews

Explore the famous Amalfi Coast with your own driver to chauffeur you from town to town on this private full-day shore excursion from Naples. Departing from ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.99
Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Cassis Tour, Marseille, Ports of Call Tours
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Cassis Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 242 Reviews

Discover the delightful cliffs, coves and villages around Marseille on this full-day shore excursion. From the port of Marseille, travel along the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.61
Athens Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Athens, Ports of ... 
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Athens Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2220 Reviews

No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Athens. Experience the essential things to do in Athens and ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Ticket is valid for 24 hours plus one day free from time of first use

From USD $28.55
Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples, Naples, Ports of Call Tours
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Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1332 Reviews

Cruise passengers arriving in the port of Naples can explore legendary Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, the only active volcano in continental Europe, on this full-day ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.78
St Petersburg Shore Excursion: 2-Day Early Admission Small Group Tour, St Petersburg, Ports of Call ... 
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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: 2-Day Early Admission Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 168 Reviews

While in port, enjoy a St Petersburg shore excursion that’s spread over two full days. Discover the highlights of St Petersburg on the first day, visiting the ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.00
Juneau Shore Excursion: City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Seafood Lunch or Dinner on Mt ... 
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Juneau Shore Excursion: City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Seafood Lunch or Dinner on Mt Roberts

4 star rating: Recommended 324 Reviews

While you’re in port in Juneau, see the area’s top attractions on a sightseeing and nature shore excursion that combines historical landmarks with ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.00

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