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 !
We really enjoyed are bike tour of Valencia, in fact it was the highlight of our cruise.
Our guide was very knowledgeable of the City and the tour enabled us to see all the main attractions. The organisation was very good to with our guide waiting in the cruise terminal when we arrived, the bikes were a few minutes later and had a selection of sizes.
The bikes were very comfortable and the pace of the tour very good.
Are you or your local partner on trip advisor ? If you send a link I'd be happy to add a review.
I'd thoroughly recommend the bike tour and service provided by ShoreBee.
I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise, thank you very much
I thought the service from Shorebee was very, very good.
On my initial booking you made me aware of a mistake on the arrival port for my trip to Monaco.
This was quickly resolved and sorted, without any fuss. Well spotted !!
The trip to Rome from Civitechia with Civita Tours was excellent. On arrival at the port we were directed to the correct bus easily. Upon arrival at Rome we were introduced to our Guide. She was fantastic.
It was a pleasure to follow her around the sights of Rome. She was very informative and fun, especially with our 5 year old son.
When we got to the Vatican, we had another guide in the Basillica. Again, she was very very good.
The following day, we had booked for a trip to Florence from Livorno port.
As we had done a lot of walking in Rome, our 5 year old son was not keen on the 2hr bus trip and all the walking in Florence. So, at 8.30am I phoned the TuscanyBus company and a very helpful women answered. She changed my reservation from Florence to Pisa, with no fuss. Obviously, there was no refund in the cost, but I was happy to do this and appreciative of the help given.
The bus journey to Pisa and back was very good and on time.
On arrival in Cannes, we met with our guide - another woman from LivenUp tours. Again she was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We shared the tour with a couple from The United States and the whole tour was very enjoyable.
I would like to thank Shorebee for organising the excursions.
I would highly recommend your company and the tour operators that you use.
I also would not hesitate to use your company again for any future cruise excursions
Many Thanks on Jobs Well Done
Our Shorebee experiences were extremely pleasurable. Our guides : Tracy in Naples (Amalfie Coast) Elania Rome & Cathy Cannes (Monaco) were pleasant and informative. They made great memories to last a lifetime and I can't thank you and them enough.
We had a very nice trip and our guide was wonderful. He was very informative and extremely helpful with our 4 year old son. We would book another tour with Shore Bee in the future.
We enjoyed the tour. Giovanni was punctual, very friendly and informative. However, I do believe that there is room for improvement:
- It was very hard to contact the office and get confirmation for the tour
- The website has a glitch where it allowed me to book private tour for four ppl at 80-something Euros each but in the end, we had to pay 600 Euros
- We were not given guidance regarding the train system (how to validate tickets, etc.) and ended up getting a 200Euro fine
- Given that we paid 600Euros for the trip and train tickets cost 2Euros per person, I would've expected train tickets to be included to avoid the hassle of buying them at every stop. We only found out at the last stop that we could've gotten a pass for the 5 cities. I'd suggest you include that in the package.
- I understand that the van cannot be driven from one city to the other, but it would be nice if the guide could walk around with us on the first city and do a short tour.
I hope you can find value in my comments.
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Excellent excursion, well organised, all in time, nice guide with a lot of knowledge.
One remark: there was no time for lunch and we were not prepared to take lunch with us.
Excellent excursion, well organised, all in time, nice guide with a lot of knowledge.
Bus was a few minutes too late; knowing the traffic density in Athens this can happen.
Good driver Marco, kept the speed limit, has a lot of knowledge, chauvinistic (we liked that).
Well organised his route to be back in time for city visit at the end of the tour.
We heard already in Katakolon that there was an excursion organised for Santorini.
I was confused since I discussed our wish with you to participate in ‘the’ Santorini excursion; which was in the end not possible.
We now booked this tour via MSC for €92,- per person times 6= €552,-
Overall conclusion: well organised, safe in terms of risk and time, value for money.
I have passed on my positive comment already to my travel agent and to Zeetours, the biggest travel agent for Cruises in Holland.
Trust to have been of service and thank you for ShoreBee services,
Op 23 mei 2017 hadden wij een excursie geboekt naar Pompeï. Vanaf de boot moesten we om 07.45 uur aanwezig zijn op het plein waar de hostesses ons opvingen.
Van onze groep bleef een echtpaar onvindbaar, maar daar werd wel 45 minuten opgewacht. Dit voelde erg irritant.
Zodoende vertrokken we ook later dan gepland naar Pompeï. De terugreis verliep wel volgens schema, zodat we na de rondwandeling door het mooie Pompeï geen tijd meer hadden om wat te drinken of de kraampjes te bezoeken.
De Engelstalige gids in Pompeï was prima hoewel hij wel heel veel te vertellen had; soms wat overbodige dingen.
Al met al hebben we genoten van deze leerzame excursie.
Shorebee is zeker een aanrader om excursies bij te boeken; zeker als je het vergelijkt met de prijzen die de cruise-maatschappijen durven te vragen.
We enjoyed our tours very much. All of the guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the cities we visited, and their English was perfect so we had no problem understanding them.. Very good value for what we paid.
I will recommend to my friends.
I wanted to drop you a line to let you know of the service my family and I experienced in Europe for each of the six excursions we booked through your company. We returned home a couple of days ago after an 11 day Mediterranean Cruise with NCL. I could not have been happier with the pick up, transfer, drivers, guides and return to the ship. AMAZING at all stops!! We LOVED Marissa in Athens. She was wonderfully entertaining and involved all of us in the historical stories. Serena in Marseille was informative, friendly and fun. Tony (our driver) in Florence (Sorrento and Pompei) was so charming. He reserved a table for our lunch at a beautiful restaurant, stopped at Limoncello and laughed with us as we joked around. Our guide in Rome was extraordinarily informative. We saw so many things and learned so much. I apologize that I cannot recall her name.
My mom and mother-in-law were so impressed and have not stopped talking about it. "What GREAT service we had!". I WILL be spreading the word that ShoreBee is the company to go through to book any shore excursion. Thank you so much for making our vacation so stress free and enjoyable!!!