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

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Operated by: C Big Island LLC

Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfall, black sand beach, and more.

Reefdancer Semi-Sub Boat Cruise with Underwater Views from Lahaina Harbor

Operated by: Reefdancer

Relax on board a glass bottom boat where every seat is a window seat, and prepare for an underwater show.

USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

Operated by: Aloha Pearl Harbor Tours

This guided tour lets you skip the long lines so that you have longer to explore the SS Arizona Memorial and other sites.

Top-booked experiences

Day Trip from Naples: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Operated by: Worldtours

Visit the ruins of Pompeii and the top of Mt. Vesuvius on a tour from Naples.

Full-day Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii Day Tour from Naples

Operated by: Mondo Guide Srl

Visit two of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed attractions on this full-day shore excursion from Naples.

Capri Coast to Coast: Discover the Island from the Sea with Blue Grotto Option

Operated by: HP Travel

Over the course of two hours, see the Tiberio Baths, Faraglioni Rocks, and more.

Top-booked experiences

Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure

Operated by: Oceanus Activities

Discover Cozumel’s magnificent marine life from the comfort of a personalized mini-SUB during this shore excursion.

Costa Azul Ziplines Eco-Adventure | Tirolesa en Los Cabos

Operated by: Canopy Costa Azul Eco-Adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping during your time in San Jose del Cabo and tackle a fun zipline course.

Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip

Operated by: CM Tours

Disembark your cruise ship at the port of Casa Maya and embark on a shore excursion to the ancient Mayan city of Chacchoben.

Top-booked experiences

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.

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.

Full Day Excursion to Saona Island with All Inclusive

Operated by: Sofunrdtours

Visit the Natural Pool, have fun with the marine stars,  then continue on to observe the channel that divides Saona Island from the mainland.

4. Dominican Republic

Underground Donut Tour Chicago's First Donut Tour

Top-booked experiences

Athens Half Day Tour, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hephaistus

Operated by: Athens Taxi Travel

Perfect for time-pressed or first-time Athens visitors, this private sightseeing tour offers a seamless and comfortable way to discover the city’s top attractions.

Santorini's Panoramic Blue Shade Tour

Operated by: Santorini Karavas Travel

Explore some of the prettiest parts of Santorini and take in fantastic views of the off-shore caldera with this semi-private shore excursion designed exclusively for cruise ship passengers.

Sun & Sea 6 Hour All Inclusive Swimming Cruise with Greek BBQ & Unlimited Drinks

Operated by: Rhodes Sea Lines

Spend a lazy half day cruising the Aegean Sea, aboard a spacious catamaran.

Top-booked experiences

Marseille Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour of Marseille

Operated by: DOMITIA TOURS

Spend the morning exploring Marseilles’ historical neighborhoods on a small-group tour with a guide.

Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, 7H from Cannes port Small-Group Shore Excursion

Operated by: Liven up

When your cruise ship docks in Cannes, discover the best of the French Riviera with ease on this adventurous shore excursion.

Marseille Shore Excursion: Half Day Tour of Marseille by Electric Bike

Operated by: EBTM Tours Marseille

Spend your time in port in Marseille exploring with ease by electric bike on this half-day cycling tour.

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 City Tour from Dubai

Operated by: City One Tourism & Travel

Take in Abu Dhabi’s sights on a day trip from Dubai, led by a professional guide and usually conducted in several small groups.

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

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Operated by: Xplor Tours

Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights.

Lyttelton Shore Excursion - Christchurch City Sights

Operated by: Leisure Tours

Make the most of your time in port in Christchurch with a half-day shore excursion that takes in all the highlights.

Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa

Operated by: Cruise Tours Tauranga

Visit an authentic Living Maori Village deep in the geothermal region of Rotorua on this full-day excursion, including a Hangi Lunch.

8. New Zealand

New Zealand

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True 4Hour/Half day TukTuk Tour of Lisbon. A Remarkable Overview. Leave town as a Local

Operated by: I Took a Tuk Tuk

Cover ground quickly in an eco-friendly tuk-tuk as you explore the historic center of Lisbon and beyond.

Portimão to Benagil: Adrenaline Wave - 90Mins Cave Tour

Operated by: Mare Nostrum

Visit one of the Algarve’s most famous landmarks, the Benagil Caves, on an exciting speedboat tour from Portimão.

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

Geiranger Shore Excursion: Mt. Dalsnibba and Eagle Road

Operated by: Norway Excursions AS

Experience Norway’s natural wonders on this shore excursion from Geiranger. After a scenic drive through the mountains, hop out for a photo on the dramatic cliff-edge of Flydalsjuvet.

Olden Shore Excursion: the Amazing Briksdal Glacier

Operated by: Norway Excursions AS

Discover one of Norway’s stunning glaciers on this 4-hour shore excursion from Olden. After a scenic drive through the valley, set off on a 1-hour hike, passing a startling panorama of mountains and waterfalls.

Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord Cruise

Operated by: My Holidays Online

Departing from the center of Bergen, head along the narrow Mostraumen fjord to see some of western Norway’s most spectacular scenery, including waterfalls and mountains, as well as wildlife.

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