Shore Excursions Made Simple

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Is cruising a part of your travels? Not surprisingly, a huge number of ToursByLocals travelers use us to find guides in their ports of call. When you’ve only got an average of 8 or 9 hours in an unfamiliar place, a private tour makes the absolute best use of your day. There’s no time wasted waiting for other people, and you have a guide whose only focus is on making sure you see exactly what interests you most.

With some sailings lasting 2+ weeks, searching for tour options at every port becomes a time consuming activity! We’re doing all we can to make it quicker and easier for you to find the tours you need, with our Shore Excursion Planner.

Use our Shore Excursion Planner to Book Tours


  • From our home page, click on the little ship icon.

  • You’ll be taken to the Shore Excursion Planner where you select your ship’s name and sailing date.

  • On the left side of the screen, all your ports of call will appear, along with the date you will be there.

  • Click on any port to see the shore excursions available on your arrival.

  • Choose your favourite (or message a guide to request a customized itinerary) and book that tour!


  • Every shore excursion booked on ToursByLocals comes with a ”No One Left Behind” Guarantee. Our guides are trained to get you back to your ship on time, every time. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss the boat, ToursByLocals will pay for your expenses to reach the next port, and any necessary accommodation.

    And if for any reason your ship fails to dock, you will receive a refund for your scheduled tour, under our force majeure provision.

    At the end of the day, we’re doing all we can to give you unique on-shore experiences, so you can bring fantastic travel stories back to the ship’s dinner table every night.

    Happy cruising!
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