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When it comes to cruising, it’s just as important to think about what to do on-shore as well as on-board. Whether you’ve got a step-by-step plan to your holiday, or you’re just waiting to see what happens – there are always options regarding shore excursions whilst cruising. Here is a small guide to how much shore excursions cost.

Depending on how you want to plan your cruise, you can either book your excursions before you depart, so everything is already paid for – or wait until you board the ship and see the selection of excursions available. Either way, there are plenty of excursion options for you to choose from.

Sightseeing, tours, parks and more are all available excursions when cruising. Prices of excursions vary because they could be a different length or a different type of activity – however there is always an excursion to suit every cruiser.

Active Excursions

Active excursions tend to be the longest excursions to go on, because they are so full of activities. From zip-lining, to wine tasting and even sledging, active excursions guarantee fun on your holiday. Because they are so packed full of fun, they tend to be the most expensive excursions, costing around £100.

Depending on the activity, age restrictions may apply so some active excursions may not be suitable for families. Because there are such a wide variety of excursions, destinations and ships, prices do tend to vary from ship to ship.

Family Excursions

Because there tend to be a large amount of families cruising, there are usually excursions that are designed specifically with families in mind. These are normally very fun filled, with age appropriate activities for the whole family. With some cruise lines offering discounts for children on excursions, family excursions can vary in price.

Sightseeing Excursions

For travelers who cruise for the history and landmarks of the destination, sightseeing excursions are the perfect way to see all of the amazing things you can’t miss when on-shore. Whether you want to visit every destination you stop at, or whether there’s just one or two places you’re wanting to see – it is likely that most ports will have a sightseeing tour so the choice is really up to you.

Usually led by a guide, sightseeing tours tend to be most popular in Europe – considering its beautiful historical architecture and ruins. Depending on what is included in your tour, prices can vary from £25 to £70.

Half-day Excursions

If you want to explore the port or city yourself, a half-day excursion could be perfect for you. These excursions are much shorter compared to others and tend to fit in all of the highlights of the destination. They are more often close to the harbor, giving you the opportunity to return quickly to the ship if you need to. They are much cheaper when compared to longer excursions, usually costing between £15 and £30.

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