Shore Excursions

Cruise Ports & Excursions

Make the most of your time in port with Princess

Guaranteed Return to Ship

Maximize your exploration time and minimize the hassle by booking your shore excursions through Princess Cruises. Guaranteed Return to Ship is our promise that the ship will wait if your tour runs late.

Best Price Guarantee

Book shore excursions confidently knowing you're getting great value. If you find the same excursion for less elsewhere, we will offer you 110% of the price difference back to enjoy in the form of a non-refundable onboard credit.

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Local Connections

Princess Cruises has partnered with a trusted team of local experts to bring you the best each region has to offer. Hundreds of new shore excursions are now available, crafted by local experts, designed to fit a variety of interests.

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Excursions for every interest, activity & appetite

Discovery Shore Excursions

Join the Discovery™ Tours

Discovery Exclusive Tours are unique and immersive tours in a small-group setting that cannot be booked independently. Discovery Recommended Tours provide enriching and immersive once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Tours for First Time Visitors

Make The Most Of Your First Visit

Princess takes you directly to the most iconic sites in every port. With everything organized in advance, you’ll get maximum value from your time in port. So even your first visit will be filled with lasting memories.

Culinary Tours

Experience The Flavors That Set Each Culture Apart

Sample the products of the whiskey distiller’s art. Learn about the ancient terroir and centuries of winemaking experience expressed in a glass of fine Chianti. Savor local cuisine prepared in truly authentic style. You can discover a lot about a culture through its cooking. And Princess can give you a taste of the best each country has to offer.

Independent Minded

Explore The World At Your Own Pace

Take a tour of Tuscany by private vehicle, stopping whenever it suits your party. Spend a day discovering the modern and classical influences that make Helsinki one of Scandinavia’s most striking cities. Princess tours for independent-minded travelers make it easy to spend your time in port however it means the most to you.

Discovery Family Tours

Introduce Your Family To The Thrill Of Discovery™

Every port offers the chance for families to learn something new about our world, and the people and other creatures with whom we share it. Available to Princess Cruises guests, Discovery™ Family tours are designed to capture the imaginations of all ages. Many excursions provide hands-on opportunities to enrich your understanding of the regions we visit, including features specially designed to appeal to 3–12 year-old guests.

Small Group Tours

Share Distinctive Experiences With A Small Group

Venture to a majestic castle to witness the colorful pageant of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and attend a private reception. Take some time to contemplate legendary works by Michelangelo and other Renaissance masters in Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia. Specific tours limited to no more than 25 guests offer you the option of a more intimate introduction to the highlights of many regions.

Animal Planet Shore Excursions

Meet Earth’s Other Inhabitants With Animal Planet™

Get personally acquainted with sharks in Hawaii or sloths in Costa Rica. Seek out majestic whales in the frigid waters of Alaska. Or go ashore on an expedition into bear country. Animal Planet excursions offer you new ways to interact with our natural world and gain a greater appreciation of the creatures that call it home. Exclusive Tours are unique and immersive tours in a small-group setting that cannot be booked independently. Animal Planet Recommended Tours show you the coolest animals around the globe.

Pursue Your Own Interests Off The Beaten Path

Wander through the vertical villages and terraced vineyards of the Italian Rivera’s Cinque Terre. Visit the pastoral heart of Scottish wool production, then cruise the glittering waters of Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain. Princess offers excursions that cater to a wide variety of special interests. Because when you search out the unusual, you’re sure to make discoveries that inspire you to come back new®.

Couple in Italy on a shore excursion

Best Price Guarantee

  1. Purchase your shore excursion through Princess Cruises.
  2. If you find the same shore excursion elsewhere for a lower price, download and complete the Best Price Guarantee Form, then submit via email to
  3. Within two business days, you will be notified if your request meets the Best Price Guarantee criteria. If your request is accepted, you will receive 110% of the difference in price to enjoy in the form of a non-refundable onboard credit.

The guarantee applies to shore excursions advertised with pricing and publically available. This is valid pre-cruise only and requests must be submitted at least 7 days prior to your sail date. The Best Price Guarantee is not available in Asia, Southeast Asia or Japan ports.

For more detail, please see complete terms and conditions.

FAQ: Excursions | Excursion Terms & Conditions

Excursion availability based on cruise date, capacity limitations and suitable weather conditions. Subject to change at any time and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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