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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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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and City Tour, Juneau, null
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 207 Reviews

While in port in Juneau, make the most of your time with this combo tour that includes a city sightseeing tour, whale-watching cruise and Mendenhall Glacier ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights, Tauranga, Ports of Call Tours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

4.5 star rating: Recommended 105 Reviews

Take in the highlights of New Zealand's most beautiful city, Rotorua, when your cruise ship docks in Tauranga. Receive a traditional welcome at Whakarewarewa, ...  Read more

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $106.09
Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway Tour and City Sightseeing, Dunedin & The Otago ... 
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway Tour and City Sightseeing

4.5 star rating: Recommended 192 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a trip through the spectacular scenery surrounding the Taieri River on board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Travel ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $121.56
Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience, Juneau, Ports of Call Tours
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

While in port in Juneau, enjoy an scenic Alaskan experience through the eyes of an Iditarod musher. This shore excursion takes you on a helicopter tour over ...  Read more

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

From USD $524.00
Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk, Juneau, Ports of Call Tours
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 154 Reviews

While in port in Juneau, take advantage of Alaska’s incredible scenery on this two-part shore excursion. Take to the skies on a helicopter tour over the ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $299.00
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing, ... 
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Enter a world of hobbits and hot pools when your cruise ship is in port in Tauranga. This shore excursion to Middle Earth takes you on a tour of the Hobbiton ...  Read more

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $188.61
Roatan Shore Excursion: Zip 'n' Dip Canopy Tour, Roatan, Ports of Call Tours
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Roatan Shore Excursion: Zip 'n' Dip Canopy Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 164 Reviews

Roatan is mostly known for two things -- beaches and adventure. On the famous Zip 'n' Dip Canopy Tour, you can enjoy both of these and make the most of your ...  Read more

Location: Roatan, Honduras
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.99
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, Ports of Call Tours
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Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in the port of Costa Maya, embark on a 3.5-hour shore excursion to Chacchoben. Explore the ancient Mayan city, where mysterious ...  Read more

Location: Costa Maya, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.99
Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Livorno, Ports of Call Tours
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence in One Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 150 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 $117.18
Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic ... 
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

4 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

Experience the grand architecture and beautiful gardens of Christchurch when your ship is in port in Akaroa. Your shore excursion from Akaroa port also ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.14

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