Thank you for arranging our cycling tour of Valencia; it was absolutely first class and we enjoyed every minute. We all agreed this was our best day ashore of the whole cruise (although Sacre Familia in Barcelona ran it a close second !)
I was slightly nervous that we had docked at a different terminal to where the ride started, but it was simplicity itself to hop on the yellow inter-terminal bus (free) and transfer took 10 minutes. (For other nervous cruisers the confirmatory E-mail might just make it clear that this yellow bus just runs between the two terminals and you can’t get lost or get off at the wrong spot or not be able to find your way back afterwards).
Our guide, Nani, was on time (20 minutes early in fact) and as there were only the five in our party, we had a completely personalised tour, stopping when we wanted to etc. and a great deal of “local interest” information.
Valencia is a great city to cycle in, with its 8km strip of park to the centre and dedicated cycle lanes everywhere. Your tour was both a lot cheaper than the ship’s alternative and also included a lot more cycling, which was great for us.
My wife will at some point do some posting on cruise critic, and will be recommending Valencia as a great cycling city and your tour in particular as great value for money. When we book our next cruise we will certainly review what you can offer in each port before we book any trips with the ship.
Very happy to be quoted (or paraphrased) from any of the above on your website if useful to you.
Wou hierbij even laten weten dat de excursies heel goed verlopen zijn.
De begeleide dag in Athene was top. Dikke pluim voor gids Katharina.
Today we had a fantastic excursion in Mykonos by Brian. A fantastic guide from Canada but living for more than 30 years on the island. We have seen things tourists will never see. One of the best excursions we ever had.
More than 4 hours walking through the city and making a bustour over the island. Nearly non stop.
Thanks a lot for organising this for us.
We really enjoyed our tour. It was well organized and the fact that it was a small group made it more interesting, even giving us time to ask questions. Our guide (can't remember the name but she is from Bordeaux) gave us plenty of information and we could see that she is very knowledgable and enjoys being a guide at the Vatican. The tour was supposed to be 3 hours and ended up being 3 1/2 hour. We were more than happy to have chosen that tour and would highly recommend it.
We really enjoyed our tour of Pisa and Florence, and our guide (Gianfranco) was awesome at recommending places to see and a good restaurant to have lunch. The timing of the tour was perfect - it was the right amount of time in Pisa, and we enjoyed the stop at Piazza Michelangelo to whet our appetite for Florence. Since some of us had been to Florence before, we did not feel the pressure to see as many things as possible, but our group of six did split up so we could each do our own thing before meeting the driver for the return to Livorno. We would definitely recommend this tour to others.
We are on the cruise and really enjoying ourselves. Our booking with you for the tour of Kotor was perfect!
We all had a really good time and the guide was friendly, courteous and very accommodating.
It all went very smoothly.
Thank you for your service.
1 The Amalfi coast tour: 45 minutes at Amalfi is too little time for such a beautiful town and a beautiful cathedral.
Despite running, we had to rush through the cathedral sights.
2 Rome. The walking-tour is meaningless as it took us only through the narrow streets. Perhaps we could make it more exciting :
- a) 20 minutes at St Paul's cathedral,
- b) Enter the Coliseum with a Cut-the queue ticket ( pre purchased when we book the tour with you. Late bookers will just have free time to roam about, with all explanations about the venue done in the bus. Participants in the tour bemoaned not entering such a wonderful place. )
- c) Photo-stop at the Trevi Fountain ( no change)
- d) Pick up and proceed to the Vatican. Participants who do not wish to buy the cut-the queue ticket
will be free to lunch near the Vatican, and walk around on their own.
This way, we get to see 4 spots in better detail.
- Livorno- Florence. All in good timing.
Pisa. The walking route to the bus stand is complicated and far. Perhaps the guide should set a place in the Pisa square to meet at an appointed time. Some members of the group lost their way trying to find their way back to the bus. People they asked for directions weren't very helpful. One in our group was pick-pocketed. There was lots of anguish, and in the end, the guide still had to go back the the square to search for them. Precious time was lost that way, with everyone worried about getting back to the cruise ship in time.
- Cannes, Monaco, Eze. No problems as we had our own private driver who spoke good English, and was very helpful.
Your agents at all the stops were helpful and punctual
We had a great time in our cruise. We also enjoyed all our shore excursions booked through ShoreBee. You can be assure your local partners are doing a great job. The only time we felt a little anxious was on the first port (Naples), maybe because it was our first time doing this and we were not sure what to expect. However we wish the people from the World Tours would have been more visible right from the start (maybe a bigger signage or bright colorful t-shirt), because the pick up time was 8am and we were there even a little earlier, but we had a hard time finding them amidst the crowded port. Once we met our guide everything was fine.
I would definitely recommend ShoreBee to family and friends as we had a great experience in all ports.
We have no complaint at all in regard to the recent excursion taken with ShoreBee.
We were brought by shuttle to the departure point and your staff were there to greet us and we were soon on our way to Bruges.
At the end of our day we were collected and brought back to the port with no problems at all.
We would recommend your services to any who asked.
we were a small group of 8 and booked the private transfer + private guide for Pompeii.
when we disembarked the ship our driver Mike, a very distinguished ex-taxi driver, was waiting for us with his minivan. he was very keen on telling us about his city Naples. it took about 30 min to arrive at Pompeii where our guide Elena was waiting for us.
She arranged the tickets and off we went for the tour. She is a very good guide with a vast knowledge of the lost city. the two hours flew by and she was able to keep our attention the whole time. (= if you have the change, ask for her). on the way back, Mike had a little more time and took us on a ride through the city of Naples to show us some of the highlights. after 45 min of sightseeing he took us back to the ship.
this excursion was perfect in every way: from booking it on Shore Bee till dropping us off at the ship.
I would definitely recommend this to small groups because you can enjoy the site at your own pace (+ the price is much more interesting than the price on the ship AND you support the local businesses).
low cost return transfer Livorno port - Pisa
we had ample time to disembark the ship and take the ship's shuttle to the city's center (= meeting point).
when arriving at the city center, the bus from Tuscany Bus Company was already waiting and we could board immediately. the bus was very comfortable and new and in about 30 min we arrived at the parking lot in Pisa.
it was about 10 min walk to the Miracle Square (but you will pass several shopping stalls along the way to make the walk very agreeable). we had about 2 hours time (which is more than enough to take photo's, have a coffee, go inside the tower) and then the bus took us back to the city center. the shuttle bus of the ship arrived exactly at the same time so we didn't have to wait any longer.
TIP: if you would like to go inside the church or tower, be sure to book your tickets in advance in order to avoid the queue on the spot.
so as you can read: we are very happy customers and when I'm going on my next holiday, I will make sure to check your website for excursion or transfers !