Cruising Excursions Answers European Tour Questions

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We recently had a chance to chat with Cruising Excursions on the phone, and found some questions to ask them concerning European cruise shore excursions.  Here’s what they had to say.

How can we skip the lines in Rome?

Our popular Vatican Visit and Rome Highlights tour includes entrance tickets for the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. These ‘skip the line’ tickets allow will get you through security without lining up.

This Essential Collection tour also includes all the must-see attractions in Rome such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Colosseum.

The start time can be arranged to suit your ship’s itinerary and you will be met at the Port of Civitavecchia by a Cruising Excursions representative. This will be a professional English speaking tour guide.

The drive from the port to central Rome takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Throughout the drive your guide will give you as much commentary and information as you like. Your guide will stay with you throughout the day, except on your free time and entrance into the Vatican.

What are Cruising Excursions’ most popular tours?

The Essential Collection includes our most popular tours. These tours are created with a view it will be your first visit to each port and include all the must-see attractions.

We also offer private, small group and tailor-made tours. We can accommodate all your personal requirements if you would like to see something specific, or travel at your own pace.

How do we arrange visas for visiting St Petersburg?

Cruising Excursions arrange your shore tickets – or visas – for St Petersburg free of charge with your tour or excursion package. We just need your passport information in advance in order to arrange these for you.

We offer a wide range of unforgettable shore trips in St Petersburg. You can choose from half, full or two-day tours. Or you could treat yourself to a private tour of Moscow Highlights, which is brand new for 2015.

Do you offer multi-port shore tour packages?

Yes we offer packages to suit all the major cruise ship itineraries. Cruising Excursions are up to 60% cheaper than cruise line prices, and you can save even more if you book a package of shore tours with us.

How do I find cruise tours and excursions for my cruise ship on your website?

Visit and use the search box to enter your ship and cruising dates. This will display all our tours in each port and give you the current availability.

You can book securely online, or call our friendly, experienced team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I book your excursions with our local travel agents?

Yes you can, if your travel agent is registered with Cruising Excursions. Call us for more information if you’re unsure. Our telephone numbers are on our website

Why should I pre-book with Cruising Excursions?

Pre-booking your port tours with Cruising Excursions will save you time and money. Some tours are very popular and will sell out months in advance. So by pre-booking, you won’t miss out on any must-see attractions either.

A Cruising Excursions English-speaking tour guide will meet and greet you at the port. And we absolutely guarantee to get you back to your ship in plenty of time. We have a 24 hour helpline for your complete peace of mind.

Our tours include popular interests such as scenic, cultural, historical, shopping; or activity-based tours like cycling or walking. We also offer accessible and family-friendly tours.

Cruising Excursions can also tailor-make tours to suit your exact requirements if you would rather travel at your own pace, or prefer private or small groups.

And finally, if your ship doesn’t port for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

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