LAND TOURS, HOTELS AND SHORE EXCURSIONS
While we’re experts in premium and luxury cruise options, we also work with select land tour providers that extend the same commitment to quality, enrichment and value. From motorcoach touring to independent private custom tours, we can help. As a member of the Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network, we have access to an unparalleled selection of local destination experts, tour providers and more.
For our ocean cruise guests, when it comes to shore excursions and touring, our partnerships with select shore excursion providers brings additional options and value to your trip.
SEARCH AND BOOK HOTELS & APARTMENTS WITH OUR VIRTUOSO CONTRACTED RATE HOTEL PROGRAM
Pre-cruise hotel stays, beach resorts, boutique hotels or private apartment rentals. All at our special contracted rates.
Receive special rates, and relax knowing your booking goes back to your Ocean & River Cruises advisor for follow-up and future servicing. Book online, and choose a book-now, pay later rate where you will settle for your stay in local currency directly at the hotel. Or choose a pre-paid rate offering advance purchase savings. Your booking will go back to your advisor whom can assist with any modifications, as well as transfers or tours.
Note: for any of our Virtuoso Luxury Collection properties, please contact us for personalized assistance and additional VIP amenities and upgrades.
SHORE EXCURSIONS AND TOURS FOR OUR OCEAN CRUISE GUESTS
A private wine tasting tour in Chile? A small group tour of the Vatican? Or a day of fun on a catamaran in St John?
We’ve got exciting (and well priced) options that will fit every travel style and budget. While most cruise line shore excursion options operate in large 30+ person groups, you’ll also enjoy the more intimate group size (often just 4 or 5 couples) and off the beaten path and unexpected tour options that the cruise lines cannot offer.
These tours are operated by licensed and insured local operators. Because up to 70% of your tour ticket price goes back to local vendors (versus as little as 25% with cruise line tours), you can also enjoy your trip knowing you’re doing your bit to support the local economy and infrastructure.
Still not convinced? Our preferred partner Shoretrips offers a next port guarantee – making sure that in the unlikely event you are delayed while ashore, they’ll get you back to the ship – or to the next port of call – at no expense to yourself.
WHEN YOUR TRAVEL PASSION EXTENDS BEYOND THE OCEANS AND RIVERS…
A motorcoach tour to Europe? A small group tour to Machu Picchu? A private villa experience in Italy?
We can help. Get in touch to learn about our relationships with several land suppliers that can take you beyond the oceans and waterways. We work with land tour providers including Globus, Monograms, G Adventures, Collete Tours, Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, and Intrepid Travel Group.
For completely custom arrangements, our relationships with local destination management companies and independent suppliers can help us create the custom trip that’s right for you.