Shore excursions are a very important part of a cruise experience and it is important to have a variety of excursions available for all age groups. This travel guide is full of unique shore excursions that might appeal to younger generations of travelers.

Tauranga, New Zealand

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This shore excursion takes travelers to the Lord of the Rings movie set in Tauranga, New Zealand! This tour includes some movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. This shore excursion is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship.

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Poipu, United States

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Looking for an authentic off-the-beaten path experience? This private, 5-hour jeep tour shore excursion brings travelers to beautiful beaches, flowing waterfalls and picturesque mountain vistas that will without a doubt provide a memorable, photo worthy island adventure.

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Napier, New Zealand

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Enjoy some of the sights in Napier, New Zealand from a vintage automobile, this unique shore excursion is destined for a great photo opportunity. Travelers get to customize this shore excursion to their particular interests as well as experience the art deco city, a wine-tasting and the beautiful coast.

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Furnas, Portugal

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This small group shore excursion to Azores provides a stress free experience and the opportunity to explore the ancient volcanic zone of Furnas, Portugal. This personalized experience allows travelers to customize their itinerary with stops to a botanical garden and thermal springs. This excursion includes a local guide as well as convenient port pick up and drop-off! 

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Cozumel, Mexico

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This shore excursion is perfect for nature lovers and first time visitors to Cozumel. Leave the crowds behind for a few hours and explore the Yucatan’s extensive underwater river system. After walking through the jungle that explores the cave, travelers can dive into freshwater cenotes and swim under stalagmites and stalactites. Book this shore excursion →

Rauma, Norway

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If you find yourself in Norway, make sure not to miss out on one of the countries most famous attractions. This shore excursion from Andalsnes climbs the exhilarating Trollstigen (Troll Road) including 11 thrilling hairpin bends. Upon arrival at the top, travelers will enjoy spectacular views of Trollveggen, Romsdalshorn and the King, Queen and Bishop mountains; don’t forget your camera to capture the views! Book this shore excursion →

Malaga, Spain

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Upon arrival to Malaga, enjoy this unique shore excursion experience that allows travelers to explore the mountainous countryside by 4-wheel drive buggy and check out the world of winemaking in the Costa del sol, in bodegas that are usually not open to the public.

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Juneau, United States

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There is lots to do in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau, take the stress away from planning and enjoy this shore excursion that combines a helicopter flight, dog sledding and a glacier walk into one day. This allows travelers to receive a more immersive experience to all that beautiful Alaska has to offer. Book this shore excursion →

Tauranga, New Zealand

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Less than a 2-hour drive from Tauranga Cruise Port, this private shore excursion takes you to the stunning Waitomo Caves where you can take a small boat cruise through “The Cathedral” and gaze up at the glowworms. This once and a lifetime opportunity should not be overlooked!

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Valensole, France

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Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy that guarantees on-time return to ship, this private shore excursion immerses travelers in calming lavender fields. Clients will be given free time to explore the markets in Aix-en-Provence to purchase flowers and essential oils and can take photos they’ll remember for a lifetime. 

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St. Lucia, Caribbean

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How often can you take an aerial tram through a rainforest? Your clients can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the tropical forests below while being guided by a professional naturalist. This experience is safe, fun, and accessible for the whole family.

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Juneau, United States

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Your private group will choose between a 4-hour salmon fishing trip or a 6-hour halibut fishing trip and will then be guided by a licensed Alaskan state fishing guide. Don’t worry about being cold — there is a heated cabin and bathroom.

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Katakolo, Greece

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This 5-hour Greek cooking class is lead by a local host to guide you through preparing mouth-watering Greek classics, like moussaka, dolma, and meatballs. While preparing, you’ll learn about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. This is definitely a hyper-local experience that should not be missed! 

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Katakolo, Greece

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While many of us appreciate a local guide, this unique shore excursion allows you to guide yourself on your own inflatable motorboat to view the Cades Reef to go snorkeling — being supervised by a professional instructor of course. This experience is packed with things to do and is great for adventure seekers.

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