Spanning 4,460+ local guides in 189 countries, the platform captures all tours available on the chosen cruise, dates and the relevant ports of call.
If passengers miss the ship following an excursion made via ToursByLocals, it will arrange overnight accommodation and transportation to the next feasible port-of-call.
Example shore excursions:
Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International
Passengers will see the capital cities of Northern Europe, visiting the Hadeland Glassworks in Norway, plus the country’s open-air and folklore museums as part of a Princess Cruises seven-day Scandinavia roundtrip voyage from Southampton, departing next May. The ToursByLocals tour includes a drive alongside Tyrifjorden passing the biggest apple orchard in Norway, seeing the surroundings of Lake Randsfjord, and experiencing folk music and dancing at a stave Church.
In Valencia, passengers can walk around the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences and visit the largest aquarium in Europe, the Oceanographic de Valencia, travel to the Old Town to see the main highlights of the city, such as the Silk Exchange, or try local delicacies as part of Royal Caribbean’s ‘Mediterranean Beaches & Cities’ programme. It sails July 2023 for 14 nights. Other stops include Torres de Serranos, Plaza Redonda, and Palacio del Marques De Dos Aguas as part of the excursion designed with children in mind.
A half day volcano tour in Iceland can be booked as part of Norwegian Prima’s 14-day Iceland and Belfast roundtrip from Southampton departing September 2023, which includes an overnight stay in Reykjavik. Stories on history and folklore make the tour suitable for all ages.
Celebrity Cruises and Cunard
Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Silhouette departing October 2023 presents an opportunity for a Douro Valley wine tour with a traditional lunch as part of the ship’s 11-night Canaries & Portugal roundrip from Southampton. Throughout the tour, participants will have the opportunity to taste 15 to 16 Douro Valley wines, port and speak to a specialist winemaker. Olive oil and cheese tasting, and sampling of other local produce will take place.
Medieval Bruges can be explored as part of a ToursByLocals arranged tour during Cunard’s three-day Queen Mary 2 sailing to the city in November 2023. Grand Beguinage, a boat trip, a visit to a private chapel and belgian chocolate are features of the tour, along with locations off the beaten track.