WE ARE DOING A MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE THIS YEAR .WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR SHORE EXCURSIONS ?
ARE THERE ANY OTHER TOUR OPERATORS PROVIDING THE SERVICE THAT VIATOR USED TO? R. T.
Private Shore Trips is one alternative for shore excursions. They’re a USA-based one-stop shop that specialises in shore excursions from cruise ships all around the globe. According to PST co-owner Ken Diaz “All of our tours will begin at the cruise ship or at a location very near to the ship. (Sometimes, it is easier to meet your guide across the street instead of mixed in with the large crowds of people exiting the ship.)” You’re getting a private tour, and a high quality product that gets good reviews from its customers. However their tours are pricey, especially if it’s just for two. Typically you’ll pay $400 for two on a half-day tour in a city such as Dubrovnik or Nice. For four people the total price is about the same, and therefore a much better deal on a per-person basis.
Another way to organise your shore excursions is simply Google “(port name) shore tour tripadvisor”. You’ll get heaps of recommendations from like-minded travellers that will help you track down a quality shore trip, at a reasonable price.