Nearly a year after cruising returned from its 15-month hiatus, the world’s largest cruise lines are seeing record-breaking bookings as travelers make up for lost time at sea in 2022.

As you book cruises for your clients this wave season, don’t miss out on exploring things to do for your clients in every port. Viator has a wide range of inventory around the world to give every client something memorable to do while they’re ashore.

Explore our list of the top 10 shore excursion destinations and the top-booked Viator products in each destination to get inspired or discover new products for your clients. Click “see all experiences” to explore all of the shore excursions for that destination. 

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1. United States

New Orleans Garden District History and Architecture Tour

Top-booked experiences

Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

Operated by: Coastal Helicopters

Soar by helicopter over Juneau Icefield and land on Herbert Glacier to explore the remote landscape on foot. 

Half-Day Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Landmarks Tour

Operated by: Personalized Hawaii Vacations

After a guided tour of Pearl Harbor, you’ll make brief stops at Iolani Palace, the statue of King Kamehameha, and the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery.

Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit Rail and Bus Tour

Operated by: My Holidays Online

See famous landmarks such as Bridal Veil Falls, the Gold Rush Cemetery, Tormented Valley, the Skagway Scenic Overlook, and more.

Top-booked experiences

Civitavecchia Private Transfer: Central Rome to Civitavecchia Cruise Port

Operated by: Executive Rent

Enjoy a hassle-free ride to your cruise ship with this private transfer service from central Rome to the Civitavecchia port.

Early Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel priority access, Pickup from hotel

Operated by: Limousine Service in Italy

On this private tour, you can bypass the chaos and admire the Vatican before the crowds arrive.

Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

Operated by: Project Napoli Service

Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on this half-day trip from Sorrento with lunch included.

Top-booked experiences

Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip

Operated by: CM Tours

Discover the ancient Mayan city of Chacchoben as you admire pyramids and sacred temples that were only discovered in the late 20th century.

Cabo San Lucas Downtown Food and Tacos Tasting Experience

Operated by: Cookin’ Vallarta

Feast your senses on the explosive flavors and cultural delights of Mexico on a 3-hour culinary walking tour of Cabo San Lucas.

Half Day Sailing Private Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Operated by: CATmania

Enjoy a personalized excursion to stunning Isla Mujeres during this private half-day catamaran cruise with snorkeling and drinks onboard.

Top-booked experiences

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

Operated by: Cheap Shuttles DR

Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this full-day tour from the mainland via speedboat and catamaran.

Horseback Riding on a Punta Cana Beach

Operated by:Rancho El Diferente

Experience the Dominican coast on the back of a horse during this half-day horseback riding tour.

Punta Cana Private Fishing Charter boat Fortuna 42'

Operated by: Big Marlin Charters

Go deep-sea fishing aboard a 42-foot (13-meter) motor yacht during this half-day trip from Punta Cana with round-trip transportation and drinks included.

4. Dominican Republic

Underground Donut Tour Chicago's First Donut Tour

Top-booked experiences

Santorini Popular Destinations

Operated by: Santorini Premium Tours

Customizable itinerary to visit attractions like the villages of Oia and Megalochori, explore the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and Pyrgos Castle, or swim at Perivolos Beach.

The Highlights of Athens Private Shore Excursion 8 Hours

Operted by: Athens Tours Greece

Marvel at the Acropolis, walk through the picturesque Plaka neighborhood, and shop at the famous Monastiraki flea market.

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia and Archeological Site

Operated by:Achtypis Tours

With your own personal guide, you’ll check out highlights such as the Temple of Zeus, the Bouleuterion and, of course, the original Olympic stadium.

Top-booked experiences

Private Speedboat Soufriere Tour, Mud Bath, Waterfall & Beach Time

Operated by: Captain Cliff Adventure Tours

Private tour where you can visit the volcano and mud bath as well as enjoy beach time and snorkeling at the best sites in St Lucia.

Private Luxury Round-Trip Transfer: Hewanorra International Airport

Operated by: A-list Travelers

Don’t get left waiting for rides from taxis or other unreliable sources. Prebook this private transfer and secure your rides while enjoying snacks, drinks, and other luxuries. 

Private Half Day Charter: St Lucia Boat Tour to Soufriere

Operated by: Israel King Water Taxi Private Tours

Cruise along the west coast of the island and spend half a day taking in the scenic views of fishing villages, the Pitons, beaches, and bays.

6. St. Lucia

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

7. United Arab Emirates

Half Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour

Top-booked experiences

Abu Dhabi City Tour - Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace With Louvre Museum Entrance

Operated by: RAH Tourism Dubai

Travel on an air-conditioned vehicle to Dubai, where you will explore Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and more.

Abu Dhabi Full day Tour from Dubai with Lunch

Operated by: Gray Line – Kurban Tours

This day-long excursion is one of the best ways to see the sites and experience the thrill, culture and traditions of one of UAE’s most popular cities.

Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Dubai

Operated by: RAH Tourism Dubai

Explore the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, Dates Market, President’s Palace and Emirates Palace hotel, and Ferrari World on Yas Island.

Top-booked experiences

Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Eze Half-day from Cannes small-Group and Shore Excursion

Operated by: Liven up

Explore the French Riviera with views in Eze, glamorous Monaco, and see where the world’s high rollers come to play at Monte Carlo’s Casino Square.

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery

Operated by: Normandy Sightseeing Tour

When your cruise ship sails into the port of La Havre, trace the history of the infamous D-Day landings on an excursion to significant battlefields and landing beaches.

Full-Day Private Saint Tropez Shore Excursion: Port Grimaud, Gassin, Ramatuelle

Operated by: 1,388

Customizable itinerary to explore the French Riviera villages of Port Grimaud, Gassin, and Ramatuelle, stroll the beaches of Pampelonne, or enjoy a gourmet lunch.

Top-booked experiences

Sky Lagoon Thermal Spa Experience with Private Transfer from Reykjavík

Operated by: Marina Travel

Partake in their 7-step spa ritual for maximum rejuvenation and take in the Icelandic scenery from this oceanside geothermal lagoon.

Private Airport Transfer with Blue Lagoon - Admission included

Operated by: Prime Tours

Swap sightseeing for a relaxing visit to the geothermal spa area of the Blue Lagoon with round-trip transportation included.

Small-Group Snaefellsnes National Park Day Trip from Reykjavik

Operated by: Nicetravel ehf

Gaze at the glaciated Snaefellsjökull volcano, admire the seals at Ytri-Tunga beach, and check out the famous ‘lifting stones’ of black Djupalonssandur beach.

Top-booked experiences

Aruba ATV Rentals For Off-Road Adventure

Operated by: Around Aruba Tours

Enjoy the flexibility of creating your own itinerary and exploring at your own pace by renting the vehicle rather than taking a guided tour.

Horseback Riding 2 Hour SUNSET , Rock formation / Countryside and Beach Ride

Operated by: Rancho Notorious Enterprises NV

Admire the views as you ride to your sunset-viewing point, from where you can take some great photos of the changing colors of the sky.

2 seat 8HOUR rental

Operated by: Real Deal

Make the most of your time in Aruba and as you explore the island with a 2-seater UTV.  Stop to swim at beaches, enjoy scenic views, or simply drive around. 

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