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.
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.
Excursions for every interest, activity & appetite
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.
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.
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.
Tour By Taste: Culinary Adventures
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.
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.
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.
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®.
Small Group Experiences
Small Group Excursions
Many of our existing tours are limited to 25 guests or less. A budget-friendly option, our Small Group excursions enable you to connect with other travelers and your destination in an immersive and authentic way. Refer to "Group Size" when booking your excursions.
Personalize the shore excursion experience for your private group, ideal for parties of six or more seeking a more customized and intimate tour. Our custom excursions experts can help you tailor one element of an existing tour, or help you build your own from scratch.
Vehicles are available with drivers, with or without guides, on a half or full-day basis. Whether by car, van or minibus, this "on your own" solution is perfect for passengers who wish to tour privately or want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary once onboard.
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.