Thank you for organising this excursion for us. We enjoyed everything immensely.


We booked a private morning tour of Ephesus (3 hours) from the port of Kusadasi. We were on the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship. Rather than book an expensive excursion on a coach with the cruise line, I booked a private tour on the internet. The booking was made through Shore Bee the cost was 118 euros, less than we would have paid the cruise line to be herded onto a coach. We were collected by Benjamin, who was polite and very informative. The price of the tour included the entrance fee. Considering that Ephesus was about 35 minutes drive, the excursion price was reasonable. There was a driver, so that Benjamin could give us his full attention. There was just the two of us. Benjamin was professional, friendly and answered all our questions. He spoke good English and spent the full 3 hours with us. Ephesus was astonishing and fascinating. We had not realised that the Terraced Houses were within the Ephesus enclosure. We would advise that you ask the guide to wait while you go into them. There is plenty of time to do this in a morning and you can pay the extra entrance fee when you are there. We did not opt to go to see the carpet weaving or the leather manufacturing. We felt that this was going to be a sales pitch,but we do wish we had seen the Terraced Houses. Do not miss Ephesus. We took an umbrella with us and I found it useful as there is no shade walking through Ephesus and even in May it was quite hot. Thank you ShoreBee. We will definitely recommend you to others. 


Angeline H - Great Britain
May 2016

Thank you for your excellent service. I'm very impressed and shall recommend you to our local travelling agencies. 

We are back from our cruise and had a wonderful time. Your excursions were very well organized and we are glad that we were able to go on them. Unfortunately there was a bad storm in the Mediterranean and the ship could not enter the Palermo harbour. To our great regret we missed the Monreale Cathedral Tour and Catacombs.

Instead the ship went a day too soon to Naples. I phoned World Tours Naples and fortunately we did go on the Naples Group Tour, a day early. It was a great tour and we are glad that we were able to reschedule it.

Thank you for all you have done.

Kind regards,

Rob S - South Africa
May 2016

I would especially like to recommend Francesco of the Cagliari Tour. He really did much more than expected. Before the tour, he sent me a WhatsApp with his photo standing in front of his car so I could know what he looked like. He was waiting there an hour early.

He showed us videos on his iPad of the customs of Sardinia and he had laminated diagrams and information about the history. His tour was very informative and he is a very nice and friendly person. He has today even e-mailed photos of us and our tour.

Thank you very much.

Kind Regards,

Edmund van R - South Africa
April 2016

Just finished your tour in Istanbul. It was great and guide was wonderful. Will write you excellent reviews when we get home.

Best wishes

Arrived back home early hours this morning,

Just to let you know we had an excellent trip the service you supplied was very good and will recommend you to our friends.

Kind regards

Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed this shore excursion and I will recommend it and your other tours to my clients in the future!!

Thank you.

We arrived back home in USA last week. We were extremely satisfied with both tour guides.

Eda was our guide in Istanbul.  She was delightful and so passionate about her country.  She was extremely knowledgeable as well.  The six in my group took a real liking to her.  I felt as though I was touring Istanbul with a distant niece.

Emre was our guide in Ephesus.  He was equally delightful and knowledgeable.  It was a fun day with him.

Mary B. Q - United States
September 2015

I wanted to share my experience with Shorebee

First off, thank you very much for your prompt replies and communication. I had only decided to book this excusion the day before our cruise and with limited internet on the cruiseship, I had to wait until I reached a port with free wifi to retrieve the cruise tour voucher.

Your supplier rep (Rosaline) met our family of 5 promptly at the designated time outside the Naples cruiseport in Naples. We were escorted to the group tourbus already seated with others (hotel tourists). I was happily surprised that the tour included a 2 hr GUIDED tour, which was not I was expecting. Also, paying the entrance fees to the guide in advance enabled her to get entrance tickets immediately without standing in a long line.  Good thing we had a guide because Pompeii was HUGE and needed a few days just to take it ALL in but we only had 2 hrs too see the highlights.  The tour also included 1 bottle of water per person and a mini bathroom/shopping break for 20 min just before entering Pompeii. During the tour, the Worldtours rep takes pictures on her own and sends you pics via e-mail after the cruise.

After a well-informed tour, we were the first to be dropped off right in front of our cruise port. We saved over $250 off the same cruise ship price. I would definitely use Shorebee again.


Charles G - Canada
August 2015

Graag laat ik u weten dat we zeer tevreden zijn over de dienstverlening van Shorebee! we hebben net onze eerste cruise gemaakt met de HAL. Shorebee heeft ons veel nuttige informatie opgeleverd. We hebben ook een cruise/routebook geprint. Erg adequate informatie!! Voor Napels hadden we een excursie geboekt. De Pompei - Vesuvio - Ercolano Private tour. Omdat we met twee gezinnen reisden (9 personen) en we veel op n dag wilden doen hebben we gekozen voor een private tour. Een aanrader! de chauffeur en gidsen stonden ons op de afgesproken tijd op te wachten en we hadden een ruimj, comfortabel busje tot onze beschikking. Voor Pompei hadden we een priv rondleiding geboekt. Onze gids van de dag (Gabriel) en de gids in Pompei (sorry naam vergeten) stonden ook met elkaar in contact dus bij aankomst hadden we elkaar snel gevonden.Rond half tien was het nog niet zo druk en we werden langs een "fast lane" - special voor gidsen- langs de kassa geleid. De rondleiding Pompei was deskundig en to the point. We zijn op plekken geweest die we anders niet zo makkelijk hadden kunnen vinden. 2 uur is ook voldoende, zeker voor de aandachtsspanne van onze pubers :) Gabriel had een andere route naar de Vesuvius in gedachte, maar de wachttijd was te lang. Hierover was met ons ook geen overleg geweest. Uiteindelijk aan de andere kant naar boven. Wel overleg gehad over waar te lunchen. Omdat we op een prachtige plek terecht kwamen met heerlijk eten hebben we gekozen voor een relaxte lunch en hebben we herculum geschrapt. Dat is het grote voordeel van een private tour! De boeking en afhandeling en de excursie zijn dus prima verlopen. De prijzen zijn schappelijk, zeker in verhouding tot wat de cruisemaatschappijen voor excursies rekenen. We zullen zeker vaker gebruik maken van jullie diensten als de gelegenheid daar is. 

Met vriendelijke groet

Ingrid A - Nederland
August 2015