Shore Excursions vs. Private Shore Excursions
One of the most commonly asked questions by travelers on a cruise is whether to book a shore excursion through the Cruise Line or whether to book a private shore excursion.
The Cruise Lines book through local tour operators and the tours tend to be pricier than if you were to do it on your own, particularly if you are a larger group. At times it is easier to book through the Cruise Line, particularly if you are in an exotic location or the port is located a long distance from the city, as may be the case with London or Rome.
On the downside, these tours tend to be on large buses so your experience is less personalized. Private Shore Excursions offer a great alternative to large tours and offer you a more personal and authentic experience. In a small group you can tailor your excursion more to your needs and see what you want to see. You may visit a historic site within your own time frame and then move on and not be restrained by the hours set for each activity. There is more opportunity to mingle with locals and avoid tourist traps. Private Shore Excursions also offer a more varied range of tours than those offered by local tour operators.
A Private Shore Excursion may offer you more of an experience than a tour. Private Shore Excursions, apart from the typically offered tours, also look for more unusual and unique activities. You may be in for a quiet day at the beach, but this means arriving on your own to a chosen beach that doesn´t have a bus load of people joining you. Or you may be in for an adventure or want to use the time to enjoy a sport. Many destinations have many unique opportunities that aren´t offered by local tour operators.
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