Shore Excursions – City Tours – Day Activities for Cruise Ship Passengers

Shore Excursions Asia offers hundreds of tours and activities for cruise ship passengers around the globe. Experience everything countries of the Asia have to offer! Choose from sightseeing tours to city escapes to interactive cultural itineraries and so much more.
Our shore excursions allow you to travel in private groups offering more personalized services. In fact, for groups of two people or more, we can arrange a private shore excursion, day trip, or tour for less than the cost of most large cruise lines’ tours. Many of our shore excursions are unique – they will not be offered your cruise line. Please spend some time on our website looking through our wide variety of shore excursions and feel free to contact us for personal advice.

Our shore excursions allow you to travel in private groups offering more personalized services. In fact, for groups of two people or more, we can arrange a private shore excursion, day trip, or tour for less than the cost of most large cruise lines’ tours. Many of our shore excursions are unique – they will not be offered your cruise line. Please spend some time on our website looking through our wide variety of shore excursions and feel free to contact us for personal advice.

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Tour guides are the essential part of any trip to every strange land you will set foot on, Asia is not excepted. We have spent years learning, improving, and finding the best way not only to create perfect tours to Asia but to satisfy every single customer coming to us. With our knowledge, friendliness, and enthusiasm, we are pleased to share about history, culture, travel tips, every information you may need for great shore excursions. We aim to be the best host who will lure you away!

Japan Shore Excursions

Tokyo Shore Excursions

Tokyo Highlights Tour

Being fascinated by the breathtaking site of Japan, you will have a chance to encounter with Japanese traditional through Asakusa Senso-ji Temple – the most well-known and historic shrine in Japan's capital, buying Japanese traditional costumes in Nakamise Shopping Arcade, observing Japan’s unique architecture and lively festivals at Asakusa Shrine, and end your trip with admiring the panoramic Tokyo City View from the 52nd-floor observation deck at Mori Tower.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Tokyo port
  • Highlights: Asakusa Senso-ji Temple - Nakamise shopping arcade -Asakusa Shrine - Rainbow Bridge
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Tokyo Shore Excursions

Cultural City of Kamakura

Encounter Japan's history, its sacred sites, and Japan’s unique culture by admiring the giant bronze Buddha statue at the Great Buddha Daibutsu, the war god Hanchiman at the most significant temple in Kamakura - Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, followed by relaxing time in Komachi Dori's streets with their abundance of incredible coffee shops, long-established restaurants, and souvenirs shops.

  • Duration: A half-day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Tokyo port
  • Highlights: Great Buddha Daibutsu - Tsurugaoka Hachimangu - Komachi-Dori
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Tokyo Shore Excursions

Ancient & Modern Tokyo Day Tour

On this one-day tour, you will have the opportunity to explore historical sites such as the Meiji Shrine - the largest religious shrine constructed especially for the first emperor of modern Japan, the Asakusa Sensoji Temple - one of the most colorful Buddhist temples in Japan, and you will also be able to stroll down one of the busiest street in Japan, Nakamise Shopping Arcade in Asakusa along with indulge in scrumptious Tokyo cuisine.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Tokyo port
  • Highlights: Meiji Shrine - East Gardens - Nakamise Shopping Arcade - Asakusa Sensoji Temple
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Shimizu Shore Excursions

Hidden Treasure of Shizuoka

From the forest to the sea, Tokyo is covered with majestic natural scenery, which is Shiraito Falls - one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, created by the explosions of Mount Fuji. On the land, you will visit the 1000-year-old Fujisan Hongu Sengen - Taisha Temple with its distinctive Sengen architectural style, and finally the Miho no Matsubara beach, where you can not only admire magnificent Mount Fuji behind the white waves, but also listen to the tour guide recount the ancient myths.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: From the Port
  • Highlights: Fujisan Hongu Sengen-Taisha Shrine - Shiraito Falls - Mt Fuji
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Thailand Shore Excursions

Pattaya Shore Excursions

Pattaya Essential Tour

Being known as the "city that never sleeps," you will have the opportunity to experience all the fascinating events and spectacular spots in Pattaya during this 2-day tour, including the Pattaya floating market, the Nong Nooch tropical gardens, the Royal Garden Plaza shopping center, Terminal 21 Pattaya, and so much more amazing locations along the way.

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Pick-up/Drop-off:  Laem Chabang port
  • Highlights: Sanctuary of Truth - Pattaya floating market - Nong Nooch tropical gardens - Royal Garden Plaza mall - Terminal 21 Pattaya
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Phuket Shore Excursions

Panorama of Phuket

To have the overviews of Phuket shore excursions, take the Panoramic Phuket Day Tour with motor coaching led by the experienced local guide. Relaxing while enjoy and take photos the scenic view of the city’s best sites through the quaint street, ancient temples, beautiful beaches…

  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Phuket port/Phuket port
  • Highlights: Phuket motor coach tour, Cashew Nut Factory, Two Heroines Monument, Wat Chalong Temple, Phuket Beaches
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Phuket Shore Excursions

The Best of Phuket

Experience Phuket’s sacred spaces, distinct Thai flavors and shopping culture on a full-day trip that includes stops at Wat Chalong temple, Big Buddha, lunch in the jungle and plenty of time to browse Jungceylon shopping mall. All of these experiences you can taste in the one and only Phuket shore excursion.

  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Phuket port/Phuket port
  • Highlights: Wat Chalong Temple, Hanuman World, Jungceylon shopping mall, Big Buddha
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Koh Samui Shore Excursions

Koh Samui 4×4 Highlight Tour

On this Koh Samui shore excursion, you'll enjoy a rugged safari around the island. Enjoy the excitement of a short elephant trek or a zip line ride through a natural tree canopy to the breathtaking Na Muang Waterfalls for a refreshing dip in the water, and then, take in a revered Buddhist site to view the mummified monk, Luang Pho Daeng.

  • Duration: 7.5 Hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Koh Samui Cruise Port/Koh Samui Cruise Port
  • Highlights: Monkey show, Sky Fox, Na Muang Waterfalls, Wat Khunaram
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Malaysia Shore Excursions

Kota Kinabalu Shore Excursions

Mari Mari Cultural Village

Get away from the bustling city of Kota Kinabalu and venture deep into a rainforest for a spectacular experience of indigenous tribes and soak up the customs and cultures of Sabah’s tribal dwellers. This tour also takes you to city highlights including the Signal Hill Observatory and Tanjung Aru Beach.

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Kota Kinabalu Port/Kota Kinabalu Port
  • Highlights: Mari Mari Cultural Village, Signal Hill Observatory, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Tanjung Aru Beach, City Mosque in Kota Kinabalu - Sabah Foundation Building
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursions

Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Explore the city at its best through this amazing 1-day Kuala Lumpur shore excursion, which will bring you to all major highlights. Learn about the local spiritual life at Batu Cave Hindu Temple as well as gain the pewter industry at Royal Selangor Pewter. Try your hands at batik painting, and climb up to the top floor of Petronas Twin Towers to view the whole city – it’ll be a spectacular trip to remember!

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Port Klang/Port Klang
  • Highlights: Batu Cave Hindu Temple, Royal Selangor Pewter, Petronas Twin Towers, Batik Painting, China Town
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Penang Shore Excursions

Penang & The George Town

Explore the incessant beauty and splendor of George Town, Penang's capital, and largest city. This Penang shore excursion to George Town is ideal for those looking to experience a wonderful array of cultural venues.

  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Penang Port/Penang Port
  • Highlights: Snake Temple, George Town, Penang's State Museum, Clan Jetty, Little India, The Street of Harmony
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Langkawi Shore Excursions

Langkawi Mangrove Safari

Delve into the natural kingdom of spectacular mangrove forests in Tanjung Rhu fishing village in this exciting 4-hour Langkawi sightseeing tour. Discover breathtaking limestone caves and sandy beaches, along with exotic flora, fauna and creatures. It’ll be like an escape to another world!

  • Tour Code: MSL11
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Langkawi port/Langkawi port
  • Highlights: Tanjung Rhu fishing village, Langkawi’s mangrove forest
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Indonesia Shore Excursions

This Makassar shore excursion delivers beautiful scenery and deep history. Visit Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park, marvel at breathtaking karst formations with butterflies surrounding, and explore Leang Leang Cave for getting a glimpse of the ancient relics and paintings dated back to thousands of years ago.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Makassar Port/ Makassar Port
  • Highlights: Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park, Rammang Rammang, Leang Leang Cave, Noodle House 88
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

This one-day Lombok shore excursion allow us to delve into the tropical paradise of Gili Islands, marveling at its pristine turquoise water and dipping your toes in soft white sand. Soak in the romantic atmosphere of Gili Meno before heading on to Gili Air for snorkeling. Complete the trip with breathtaking sunset views at Mipah and Malimbu hill

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Lembar port/ Lembar port
  • Highlights: Speedboat to Gili Islands, Gili Meno, Gili Air for snorkeling, Mipah and Malimbu hill
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form

Jakarta Shore Excursions

Jakarta Essential Tour

Discover the vibrant diversity of Indonesia in the Tama Mini Indonesia Indah (or Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park). Walk to various pavilions to get a taste of the architecture, handicrafts, clothing and culture of the country’s different provinces. Observe native birds up close in the fascinating Bird Park – your half-day tour in Jakarta will go beyond your expectation!

  • Duration: Haft day (4 hours)
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Jakarta Java Indonesia port/ Jakarta Java Indonesia port
  • Highlights: Tama Mini Indonesia Indah, Museum of Indonesia, Bird Park, Keong Maas Imax Theater
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Bali Shore Excursions

Bali Barong Dance & Kintamani

Taste the traditional culture of Indonesia by this Bali shore excursions. Enjoy Barong Dance performed by local villagers wearing folk costumes, visit Tirta Empul Holy Spring Water, Kintamani Highland, and discover mystery Elephant Cave.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Tanjung Benoa port/ Tanjung Benoa port
  • Highlights: Barong Dance, Tirta Empul Holy Spring Water, Kintamani Highland, Elephant Cave
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Vietnam Shore Excursions

Nha Trang Shore Excursions

Chappi Mountains Coffee Tour

At 1’500 meter above sea level, Chappi Mountains Arabica Coffee is grown and preserved by ethnic minorities. The quality of Chappi Mountains Arabica Coffee is unique and following international standards, managed and produced by Swiss. This selected and hand-picked coffee will give you the opportunity to experience a cup of certified coffee (Special Product from Dalat, One Commune One Product (OCOP), Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), other) with a natural and delicious aroma.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: From the port
  • Highlights: Central Highlands of Vietnam, coffee farming, harvesting, making your own coffee
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursions

Cu Chi Tunnel & Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour

With Cu Chi Tunnel & Ho Chi Minh City Day Tour, you will have the chance to learn about Cu Chi tunnels, a vast network of linking underground tunnels, get to know more about Vietnam war. If you're interested in learning more about the history and war of Vietnam, you should not miss this tour. Additionally, a lot more wonderful locations are also awaiting your visit in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Phu My Port/Phu My Port
  • Highlights: Cu Chi Tunnels, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office, Ben Thanh Market
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Hoi An & Da Nang Shore Excursions

Bana Hill & Golden Bridge

This Da Nang shore excursion brings you to visit the Golden Bridge - a new wonder of Vietnam, get lost in French Villas, stand on the top of Bana Mountain, and get a glimpse of Buddhism in Vietnam by a visit to sacred Linh Ung Pagoda.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Chan May port/Chan May port
  • Highlights: Bana Mountain, French Villas, Linh Ung Pagoda, Chua Mountain, Golden Bridge
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Hanoi Shore Excursions

Hanoi City & Art

You are interest in Vietnamese Fine Art? You want to chat with Vietnamese Art Collector? You want to visit an Art Gallery with Vietnamese Style? Fulfill your desires with us. Vietnam Art Tour is especially designed for art-lovers to discover European-Vietnamese style fusion art as well as modern Vietnamese art. The tour covers the special gallery in Vietnam that houses colonial era artworks and the private collection of propaganda in Vietnam. Through hidden secrets behind each work, get a glimpse of the country’s eventful history and the diverse cultural life of Vietnamese people. Book the tour to experience Vietnamese Fine Art in Hanoi within one day.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Halong Bay (or Hai Phong) port/Halong Bay (or Hai Phong) port
  • Highlights: Fine Art Museum, the Temple of Literature, Nguyen Art Gallery
  • Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

What Clients Say About us

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Great Time in Naha, Japan!

Dear Shore Excursion Asia team,

We just had a great time in Naha, Japan, we are very happy with the experience. I found Asia Shore Excursions via Internet, and then I made decision to go with them. Thank you, Sandra, for being helpful all the time we need. She always replied to my questions in a fast, professional manner. Below is our feedback that we want to share with you.

Our guide, Kori, was a fantastic guide, spoken well and was full of information. The van was clean and our driver was always on time to pick us up. There is no time wasted. We would have loved to see more of Okinawa, but because of the cruise time we were limited, which was all what we regret about this trip.

Best regards,

Client:
Ms. Doris Brunetti & partner

Nationality:
Australian

Pax:
2

Cruise:
Voyager of the Seas

Itinerary:
Naha-Okinawa shore excursions

Travel Time:
 Aug 2nd, 2019

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Great Phuket Tour from Cruise Ship!

Dear People of Shore Excursions Asia,

We have never expected to see so many things just in one day like that. Thank you, Ms Sandra, for being helpful all the time we need, whatever we required, and below is our feedback, I want to share with you.

Our guide, Aniswan, is a great tour guide, she was friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and very helpful with elderly & handicap. She tried to please everyone, for example some didn’t want spicy, some wanted no fish,.. but she worked hard to please everyone. The quality of vehicles provided were outstanding, just a tiny thing that the air-condition was a little bit warm. All of all, everything was exceeded our expectation!

Best regards,

Client:
Ms. Joyce Zielinski & Group

Nationality:
American

Pax:
8

Cruise:
Oceania Nautica Cruise

Itinerary:
Phuket Sightseeing Tour

Travel Time:
 March 8th, 2019

Kyoto Shore Excursions

Thanks for Wonderful Time in Japan!

Dear SEAers,

We had a wonderful experience in Japan, especially at the cultural areas of Kyoto and the highlight was the Gion entertainment area. Thank you, Sandra, for being helpful all the time we need. I saw your website shoreexcursions.asia on TripAdvisor, I directly entered it and found lots of fascinating things. Hereunder is our feedback that we want to share with you.

Our guide, Aki, was extremely informative, pleasant, and her language and communication skills were very good. The van was very clean and comfortable, our driver was very efficient and he’s a good driver. Your itinerary was very informative and gave us a good overview of Kyoto, there is no time wasted.

Best regards,

Client:
Ms. Patricia Calvisi & Partners

Nationality:
Australian

Pax:
6

Cruise:
Oceania Nautica Cruise

Itinerary:
Arashiyama, Kinkaku & Gion

Travel Time:
 March 12th, 2019

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