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Excursion Istanbul - March 2013 - The Netherlands

 

Beste,

 

De excursie was geweldig verlopen.

 

Eerst gingen we met de bus naar een centraal punt daar werden we heringedeeld

 

Daarna gingen we met onze gids en een groep van in totaal 3 toeristen naar de kleine agia sofia, maar die bleek die dag dicht te zijn sochtends, dus op naar de volgende attractie. kleine agia sofia is smiddags nog ruim aan bod gekomen.

 

Onze gids was een turkse man genaamd Yaya, en die deed het heel aardig, hoewel hij als turk zijnde het gehele byzantijnse / romeinse / middeleeuwse verleden als niet te zake leek te beschouwen  en alleen zich concentreerde op het gebeuren van na de turkse overname van de stad in 1453.

 

Gelukkig waren we in een kleine groep en was er voldoende ruimte voor vragen.

 

Smiddags kwamen er na de lunch nog een drietal toeristen bij ons groepje. In topkapi paleis werden we vrijgelaten. Dit was praktisch!

 

Groeten

 

P. Hikspoors - The Netherlands

Excursion Athens - April 2013 - Belgium - MSC Fantasia

 

Hallo,

 

Nog niet helemaal, maar toch bijna door de was en plas geraakt ... ;)

 

Onze cruise is jammer genoeg al voorbij, maar we houden er een mooie herinnering aan over!

 

Van al onze excursies staat Athene op nummer 1 en dat niet in het minst door de gidse, die, zoals ze het zelf zei, 'history' tot 'fun' maakte.

 

Zij wist ongelofelijk goed hoe je 3 tieners kon boeien en dat was iets waar ik niet had durven op hopen!

 

Dit zorgde er ook meteen voor, dat mijn dochter de pech met Olympia vergat - Olympia stond voor haar bovenaan het lijstje, maar Athene heeft dat dus meer dan goedgemaakt.

 

Ik hou jullie gegevens dus zeker bij en hoop in de toekomst jullie service nog te mogen gebruiken. Maar eerst terug wat sparen ... ;)

 

Kunnen we jullie trouwens ook inschakelen tijdens 1 of andere citytrip eventueel?

 

Ik raad jullie alvast aan iedereen aan!

 

Groetjes,


Anne De V. - Belgium

Information - April 2013 - Belgium

 

Thank you for your quick answer. This helps me a lot

 

Riet J. - Belgium

Road book - April 2013 - Belgium

 

Geachte,

Wij gaan in juni een cruisen maken langs de middellandse zee en vonden jullie website héél interessant.

 

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Bedankt voor uw heel snelle reactie.

 

Volgende havens gaan wij aandoen in juni :

- Genua
- Civitavecchia
- Palermo
- La Goulette
- Ibiza
- Villafranche

 

Ik wou ook even laten weten dat jullie een heel interessante website gemaakt hebben; als het zo is mag het ook gezegd worden.


Luc D. - Belgium

Excursion Palma de Mallorca - April 2013 - USA

 

I will tell you that our family will use your service on our next cruise. There are only 3 of us and the service you provide seems quite extensive. 


Thank you so much for your willingness to help us with our excursions.

 

Teresa - USA

Excursion package - May 2013 - Belgium - MS Eurodam

 

Beste,

 

We zijn gisteren thuis gekomen van onze cruise. Ik wilde u onze ervaringen met de 3 geboekte excursies laten weten.

De prive excursie naar Ephese was prima verzorgd. Goede nederlandstalige gids, keurige bus, alles volgens afspraak. Goede prijs kwaliteit verhouding.

 

De gedeelde excursie naar Olympia verliep ook heel goed. Opgevangen bij de haven met een engelstalige meneer naar Olympia gebracht in koele en nette bus. Onderweg uitleg gekregen in de bus. Ter plekke goede deskundige uitleg van een griekse gids die engels sprak. Heel veel informatie in korte tijd, maar je kon zelf beslissen of je alles wilde volgen of niet. Ook zeer goede prijs kwaliteit verhouding.

 

De prive-excursie in Messina is niet helemaal verlopen zoals afgesproken. Bij aankomst bij het busje troffen wij een italiaans sprekende meneer die ons duidelijk maakte dat er geen gids was. Toen bleek dat de nederlandstalige gids ziek was. De agent zei, nadat wij gebeld hadden, dat er een andere nederlands sprekende gids zou komen. Via de chauffeur kwamen we in gesprek met een mevrouw die ons zou gidsen, maar alleen engels sprak.

 

De gids moesten we onderweg na 45 minuten oppikken en daarna is het goed verlopen. Zowel de engelstalige gids als de chauffeur hebben heel erg hun best gedaan en we hebben een leuke excursie gehad. De opstart was alleen heel rommelig en onduidelijk, vooral door de onduidelijkheid aan de kant van de plaatselijke agent.

 

Wij hebben een geweldige vakantie gehad en willen u ook bedanken voor de excursies, die op 1 na perfect verlopen zijn.

 


Met vriendelijke groeten,

 

Ellen H. - Belgium

Website - May 2013 - India

 

What a great idea.


Thanks for the helpful site you have created.
Really appreciate it


best,


Maria - India

Excursion Barcelona - May 2013 - Belgium - Liberty of the Seas

 

We had a great private excursion in Barcelona!!! Thanks for the good service!!!

 

Cindy D. - Belgium

Excursion package - May 2013 - The Netherlands - MS Noordam

 

Beste,

 

Bijgaand wil ik kort feedback geven van onze eerste ervaring met Shorebee.com.

 

Door puur toeval (googlen) kwam ik uit op de site van shorebee.com. we waren op zoek naar mogelijkheden voor excursies voor onze 11 daagse cruise vanuit Istanbul naar Athene.

 

Aangezien wij onszelf best als zeer ervaren reizigers mogen beschouwen gaat onze interesse voor de geschiedenis, cultuur,kunst in andere landen of werelddelen wellicht iets verder dan een standaard excursieprogramma door een cruise line in het algemeen kan bieden.

 

Daarbij komt nog eens dat wij de voorkeur geven aan het beleven van deze ervaringen als stel boven een groepsexcursie waarin toch soms aktiviteiten zijn opgenomen die ons net niet zo interesseren.  Dit kost in de regel veel tijd (en soms) ergernis die je jezelf liever bespaart.

 

De mogelijkheden die wij aantroffen op de site van Shorebee spraken ons daarom ook meteen aan. Eveneens de visie van shorebee om de bevolking ter plaatse meer gelegenheid te geven hun eigen land tegen lagere kosten te kunnen tonen aan toeristen.

 

Een ruim excursieaanbod dat op sommige punten ook nog tailormade naar je eigen wensen gemaakt kan worden.

 

De weergave van de mogelijkheden op de site van Shorebee ,maar ook de mogelijkheid persoonlijk met ze te overleggen waren zeer correct en juist.

 

Onze ervaring was ook dat Shorebee zaken voor je kunt regelen die weliswaar (nog) niet op hun site staan maar na e mail contact of telefonisch contact met hen geregeld werden.

 

Onze ervaring met twee excursies (Ephese en Alexandrie) waren in een woord TOP!! te noemen. Op beide plaatsen werden we keurig op de afgesproken tijd opgehaald in zeer goede, schone airconditioned busjes, met in beide gevallen zeer ervaren, keurig goed Engels sprekende gidsen. Mensen die echt wisten waar ze het over hadden.

 

Heerlijk om te ervaren dat je met je eigen gids langs de grote groepen mensen die met een groepsexcursie kunt lopen. Gidsen hebben gewoon meer tijd en gaan dieper in op de bezienswaardigheden in vergelijking met de aangeboden groepsexcursies geregeld vanuit de cruiseline zelf.

 

Op beide plaatsen werden we ook voorzien van een uitstekende lunch op beide plaatsen ook een prachtige ligging hadden.

 

Kortom; wij kunnen iedereen aanraden een excursie of transfer bij Shorebee.com te boeken. Prijs-kwaliteit verhouding is uitermate goed in balans. Eveneens de keurige afhandeling en contact na boeking van de excursies.

 

Ook geen zin meer om deel te nemen aan groepsexcursies met alle ergernis van dien? Bekijk dan de mogelijkheden bij Shorebee.com.

 

 

Met vriendelijke groet,



Leon S. - The Netherlands

Road book - May 2013 - Belgium

 

Beste,

 

Bedankt voor de geweldige service :-) ! Hier ga ik zeker gebruik van maken.

 

Groet,

 

Evelien van A. - Belgium

experience with Shorebee excursions - May 2013 - The Netherlands - MS Noordam

 

In one word: GREAT experience with Shorebee excursions. Just do it! unless you like walking behind eachother backs and bags in group excursions.


Shorebee, until next time!

 

Leon S. - The Netherlands

Excursion Ephesus - May 2013 - Belgium - Norwegian Jade

 

Dag ,

 

Wij kunnen niet anders zeggen dan dat we heel tevreden waren over de geboekte excursie! De gids stond 's morgens vroeg ons op te wachten aan de cruise terminal, we hadden een comfortabel busje alleen voor ons ter beschikking, en we waren ook heel tevreden over de uitleg van onze gids. Zoals je hoort niets dan positief en we zullen in de toekomst, als we nog eens op cruise gaan, zeker nog beroep willen doen op jullie diensten!

 

Bedankt in elk geval,

 

Mvg,


Kelly G.  - Belgium

Excursion Barcelona - May 2013 - Canada - Celebrity Reflection

 

Hello,

 

We had a very enjoyable bicycle tour.  Thank you.

 

Alyn - Canada

Excursion Olympia - June 2013 - Australia - MSC Divina

 

Hello,


We enjoyed the tour, particularly the commentary provided by Mario. The time of four hours expected for this excursion was not achieved. It was 25 minutes short as the coach left at 8:25. This was due to the coordinator waiting for other passengers. My wife and I (and most others) were on the bus before 8:00 ready for 8:00 start. We should not have been inconvenienced because of others not making it on time.

 

Regards,


Steven N. - Australia

Road Book - June 2013 - Belgium

 

net terug van een fijne week op de msc Sinfonia. Hartelijk dank voor alle aanwijzingen om onze cruise geslaagd te maken!

 

Riet J. - Belgium

Excursion package - june 2013 - Belgium - MSC Divina

 

Hallo

 

bedankt,

 

Wij kunnen u vertellen dat we zeer tevreden zijn van de aangeboden diensten voor voor Izmir en Katakolon, alles was perfect.Voor de taxi die we genomen hebben in Bari hebben we 190 Euro moeten betalen (dit gaat volgens meter) normaal was het 220 euro maar daar er file was kregen we een korting

 

groetjes en we zullen jullie zeker aanbevelen

 

Jenny - Belgium

Excursion Palermo and Monreale - June 2013 - Belgium - MSC Orchestra

 

Hallo,

 

De cruise was zeer goed meegevallen, zoals altijd hé we zijn echte cruiseliefhebbers!

 

De excursie was heel goed, van de catacomben had ik persoonlijk verwacht dat ze groter gingen zijn ,en Monreale was ook mooi om eens te zien, maar top of the bill was onze gids Patricia ! Is echt een zeer goeie gids , ze heeft voor ons een typische lunch klaargemaakt en het was echt super !!!

Dus echt een aanrader!

 

Bedankt en zeker tot een volgende !

 

Groetjes

 

Wendy M. - Belgium

Advise via chat - June 2013 - The Netherlands

 

Bedankt voor de info! Leuke service van deze site trouwens! Ik kom vast nog terug!

 

Sven - The Netherlands

Excursion Athens and Ephesus - June 2013 - The Netherlands - Norwegian Jade

 

Beste,

 

We hebben genoten van onze cruise met de Norwegian Jade.

 

De taxi in Piraeus stond prima op tijd bij de kade en was ook stipt op tijd bij de Acropolis voor de rit terug.

 

De gids met het busje in Izmir was ook stipt op tijd, maar vertelde dat je in Efeze in een half uur alles wel gezien had en stelde voor om ergens onderweg naar een restaurant te gaan om wat te drinken.Dat hebben wij afgeslagen. Ons doel was Efeze en geen restaurant. In Efeze wilden wij na de rondleiding alles op ons gemak zelf nog eens bekijken en stelden voor om elkaar na 3 kwartier weer bij de uitgang te treffen, . De gids wilde echter na een half uur vertrekken. Aangezien wij tijd genoeg hadden hebben we er toch 3 kwartier van gemaakt. Op de terugweg stelde hij voor  naar een ledershop of een tapijtwinkel te gaan. Toen wij voorstelden om in plaats daarvan naar het dichtbijgelegen Huis van Maria te gaan was het antwoord dat dat niet in het programma zat. De ledershop/tapijtwinkel blijkbaar wel, daar hadden we óók niet voor geboekt en dat hebben we afgeslagen. Na 4 uur weer terug bij de boot, terwijl de excursie 4 1/2 uur zou duren. Dat half uur hadden we graag gespendeerd aan het Huis van Maria en evt. de tickets hiervoor zelf betaald.

 

Kees van V. - Nederland

Website - June 2013 - The Netherlands

 

Mooie website hoor, maar ik heb weinig zin meer in Venetië.
'Helaas' heb ik een cruise geboekt die hier vandaan gaat.
Met 'helaas' bedoel ik de aansluiting die ik als Nederlander moet zoeken om er 1. te komen en 2. iets van deze prachtige stad mee te nemen. Het zou de 'italiaanse' losheid zijn op internet, niets sluit aan of klopt. De commercie viert echter hoogtij.

 

Toch heb ik via Uw website enige informatie gekregen,dank.

 

Tom Z. - Nederland

Free advise - June 2013 - USA

 

Hello,

 

Thanks so much about the info you send us for Messina and Taormina.  This train worked out perfectly. Thanks again!

 

Karen O. - USA

Excursion Olympia - June 2013 - UK - Ruby Princess

 

Perfect excursion, coach was parked 100 metres from the ships gangway, the tour operator Steve was great, the tour guide around Olympia was excellent. Overall, great value for money much cheaper than the tour offered on board ship, thanks for helping make our holiday special.

Regards,

 

Mal B. - UK

Website - July 2013 - Belgium

 

Bedankt !! Ik vertrek volgende week op cruise met Royal Caribbean Cruises en jullie website geeft mij zo veel informatie :-)

 

Didier - Belgium

Excursion Alberobello - July 2013 - Croatia - MSC Divina

 

Hello,

 

We enjoyed our cruise and excursion we booked through you with 8 persons was very nice.

 

We had a bus waiting as described, lady guide was really nice and all in all, everything was just perfect.

 

Thank you and kind regards

 

Zoran K. - Croatia

Excursion - Rome - July 2013 - USA - Carnival Sunshine

 

We are happy with ShoreBee. The driver was on time and very polite.

 

Thanks!

 

Kevin W. - USA

Excursion Rome - July 2013 - France - Royal Princess

 

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. When we arrive at the meeting point, they didn't have our names on their list but after a phone call, it was O.K.  They told me that it was because they had been in business with ShoreBee only since a short time. 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.

 

Mr. Jean Marc N. - France

experience with Shorebee - July 2013

 

Thanks,



Your site has been extremely helpful in navigating the port activity and how to catch the metro.  We loved your tips for our Rome destination in regards to combining both of the train stations in Rome into one ticket purchase.

We found out about Shorebee a bit to late to use your services this time.  Still, we travel three to four times a year will definitely use you the next trip.



Happy traveling.

 

Roger G.

Excursions: Alberobello, Izmir, Katakolon - July 2013 - The Netherlands - MSC Divina

 

Dear,

 

We are very satisfied about de excursions with Shorebee:


- The communication during the reservation was very clear and also were the vouchers very clear.

- The guides were very professional, kind, proud of their country/village/city and very enthusiastic.


They communicated very well in English and waited for us at the terminal and took care of the exact timing, that we had to be back at the ship


The excursion groups were small and personal, so we could talk with the guides and (also our children (15 and 17) learned a lot about the nice excursions that we made.

 

When we decide to make another cruise, we certainly book at shorebee again.

In the meantime we already shared our experience with shorebee with friends and they also wanted to book with shorebee. Thank you for the nice moments at the excursions during the shore-time of our cruise.

 

Bart and Carla M. - The Netherlands

Excursions: Olympia, Athens, Ephesus - July 2013 - The Netherlands - Costa Fascinosa

 

Hello,

 

Everything worked out really well. First of all, Olympia was very nice. On the quay there were about 60 Costa busses and a another one just outside the gate was for us. Only that is already great. Our guide was Mario, a walking encyclopedia about ancient Olympia. Fantastic and what a nice man.

 

Then Athens, of course a lot to see in a limited time but it worked out well. Acropolis was crowded, our guide Maria was good, she did Italian and English so this sometimes took a bit long but all in all it was fine.

 

It is obvious that some passengers started to get jealous about my arrangements with you so therefore the question came yesterday about Ephesus.

 

So this morning upon arrival in Izmir, the guide knew about our request and we managed to bring the other family too. Ephesus was impressive - I have never realized that this was such an important site, the guide, Tez, was good and we got back well in time.

 

So the overall conclusion of these 3 trips is fantastic, especially if we think about the very short time of organizing all this, I can only say that you did a great job which fits completely to my own way of doing things like this.

 

I will do some posts on Facebook whenever I find a wifi haha.

 

The only thing you could help me with right now are some practical tips for Istanbul tomorrow. I did not make any arrangements as I think I can manage - we have 1,5 days - but good tips are always welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ronald d. G. - The Netherlands

Excursion Athens - July 2013 - The Netherlands - Norwegian Jade

 

Hallo,

 

We vonden het erg jammer dat we vanwege de staking in Athene geen gebruik konden maken van jullie excursie. En willen jullie via deze weg hartelijk bedanken voor het totale bedrag dat jullie aan ons teruggestort hebben. Als we de volgende keer een excursie willen regelen komen we zeker bij jullie terug.

 

Nogmaals hartelijk dank namens Fam v.d.B-Verh. Oisterw. - Nederland

experience with Shorebee excursions - July 2013 - The Netherlands - Norwegian Jade

 

Dears,

 

We enjoyed the tour, the hostesses were nice en helpfull.

It was easy to book and everything was as promised.

 

Kind regards,

 

Terry J. - The Netherlands

experience with Shorebee excursions - July 2013

 

Fantastic! Thank you

 

Yvonne F.

Excursion in Istanbul - July 2013 - Belgium - MSC Divina

 

Hello

 

It was a very good experience, driver and guide ok!!

 

Best regards

 

Dirk P. - Belgium

Segway tour in Cagliari - August 2013 - USA - MS Noordam

 

Hi,

 

The Segway tour in Cagliari generated a lifetime memory for myself and my family. Ivo and Laurie were outstanding ambassadors for their city. They were extremely helpful, knowledgable, and safety conscious.

They instilled a confidence in our ability to learn how to ride the Segways.

The winding tour throughout the city was awesome! The 2 1/2 hours flew by.

We would definitely recommend to anyone who asks. We promised Ivo that we would send him pictures, which we will do.

 

Michael V. -USA

Excursion Palma de Mallorca - July 2013 - UK - Legend of the Seas

 

Dears,

 

We had a great cruise and were very impressed with our shorebee excursion from Palma.

Everything went very smoothly and our "Island Tour" was excellent!

 

Regards

 

Paul B. - UK

Excursion package - August 2013 - Belgium - MSC Fantasia

 

Beste,


We hebben inderdaad enorm genoten van onze cruise en verblijf in venetie. Samen met de excursies van shorebee was het echt een aanrader. De excursie olympia was subliem. uitstekende gids die echt leefde voor haar job. De gids in athene was wat minder, want de gids daar was al ver (acropolis) weg terwijl we nog maar half wege waren (mijn vrouw is slecht te been) De gidsbeurten in venetie was dan weer top. echt aan te raden aan iedereen.

 

Bedankt voor de gidsbeurten

 

Mvg,

 

Devriendt - België

Excursion Ephesus - July 2013 - Belgium - Ruby Princess

 

Absolute aanrader! Wij hebben in juli met een privé tour van hen Ephese bezocht en de zowel de gids, de bus, de chauffeur en het programma waren perfect in orde. Ook timing, communicatie, ... Alles goed geregeld.

 

Raf C. - Belgium

Excursion Ephesus- July 2013- Malta -MSC Divina

 

Dear Shorebee,

 

Thank you for the wonderful tour of Effusus. we found our Guide Bulent Soysal waiting for us at the port exit. He was very professional and explained the history very well indeed. We learned a lot and we surely recommend Shorebee to anyone.

 

Thanks and regards

 

Joe and Sylvana B. - Malta

Excursion Alberobello- July 2013- Malta -MSC Divina

 

Dear Shore Bee,

 

Thank you for the wonderful tour of Alberobello when we visited Bari on a half day excursion from MSC Divina. We found our guide Paula waiting for us and since we were a small group we enjoyed it a lot. She was fantastic, very professional and very patient with us especially since we had elderly and children with us. We surely recommend Shorebee to anyone and look forward to book again with you should we have similar excursions.

 

Joe and Sylvana B. - Malta

Excursion Alberobello-August 2013-France-MSC Fantasia

 

Hi,

 

We really enjoyed our excursion to Alberobello.
All main points were OK:


Time respected, confortable bus, and french speaking guide to explain the story of the region during the travel.

 

Appreciated bonus: return to Bari Port taking another road with beautiful view of Puglia's country and coast.



Best Regards,

 

Mr. Belin-P. - France

Excursion to Valencia- August 2013-UK P&O

 

Hello,

 

Thank you for organising our Bike Tour of Valencia - it was a fantastic experience and the best day of our cruise !

 

I would also like to say how excellent our guide Petra was - thank you Petra.

 

We will be very pleased to use the services of Shore Bee  - When we go on our next cruise and we will recommend Shore Bee to our friends and family.

 

ManyThanks,

 

Karl W. - UK

Excursion Athens -August 2013 -UK-Carnival sunshine

 

Hello,

 

Guide was English speaking gentleman (Stephen) who showed us to our clean, ai-rconditioned coach. The guide gave us detailed and interesting information on route to the various different sites. We visited the Acropolis where Stephen handed us over to another guide who took us up to the ruins, she was also helpful and informative. We really enjoyed our day in Athens and felt that the trip was very good value for money (especially compared to what the cruise ship was charging for a similar trip).

 

Steve B. - UK

Website-August 2013-UK

 

Dear


Many thanks for your prompt reply.

 

Let me say a huge thank you for your brilliant web site - really great.


Regards


David Metcalfe- UK

Excursion Santorini and Athens - August 2013 - Belgium - MSC Fantasia

 

Beste,

 

Wou hierbij even laten weten dat de excursies heel goed verlopen zijn.
De begeleide dag in Athene was top. Dikke pluim voor gids Katharina.

Bedankt.

Mvg

 

Sabine D.S. - Belgium

Excursion Athens and Ephesus - August 2013 - Belgium - Navigator of the Seas

 

Hello,

 

I’m back from holiday cruise on the Navigator of the Seas.  Everything went very well. We had a very good holiday and good excursions.


I will start recommending Shorebee as a company for reliable shore excursions.  Thank you very much.

 

Els W. - Belgium

Excursion Alberobello - August 2013 - Australia - Celebrity Silhouette

 

Hi,

 

Shorebee was easy to deal with. The local supplier was at the meeting point as per the instructions, however we waited for over 20 minutes for a couple who never arrived. I don't think it is fair to those who turned up on time. The tour was fine, full of information and the tour guide was friendly.

We will use Shorebee also in our future travels. Thank you.

 

Lorne M.- Australia

Excursion- Olympia- August 2013 - Canada - Norwegian Jade

 

Hi!

 

I recently booked an excursion in Katakolon to go visit Olympia on august 8th. my wife and I went in the bus of Katakolon express and Steven, the guy who works for Katakolon-express, informed us that the guide was not available today and that I should be refunded 10 euros per person, because we only had the transfer from the port to Olympia.

He wrote me a note and signed it as a proof. He his supposed to inform you of the situation. All in all, I am very pleased with the service that shorebee provided me. It was smooth, easy and very efficient.I understand that this is something out of your control and out of control for katakolon-express. We will contact you again for our next vacations (end of october).

Thank you!


Mathieu G. - Canada

Excursion Ephesus - August 2013 - Great Britain - America Noordam

 

Dear,

We really enjoyed the excursion that Shorebee arranged.  The guide that we had was very knowledgeable and he did make time for us to go to the Houses in Ephesus. We were expecting him to come in with us though and guide us through the Houses but that was not an issue.

The guide however did try to take us to a carpet demonstration and we politely refused.  We had to refuse several times though before this was agreed.  The reason why we booked with Shorebee is because we were not interested in having carpets sold to us and therefore did not do the ship's cruise excursion.

Apart from that I must say that Ali was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant.  He offered to take our pictures several times and answered all the questions that we had.

 

Joseph G. - Great Britain

Excursion Rome - August 2013 - Belgium - Carnival Sunshine

 

Hello,

We were very satisfied with the excursion we booked with ShoreBee.  Everything went will, just as it was subscriped in our voucher.

With kind regards

 

Gwen P. - Belgium

Excursions Ephesus - Jerusalem - Athens - Istanbul -August 2013 - Belgium - MS Noordam

 

Beste,

 

Wij zijn erg onder de indruk van ShoreBee!
Onvoorstelbaar goed geregeld, alles klopte, alles was top!
Wij zullen het bij iedereen aanbevelen.
Wij stellen vaak wel hoge eisen, maar dit overtrof alles. Goede, rustige chauffeurs, mooie nieuwe frisse busjes. Uitstekende Engels en Nederlands talige gidsen. Mooi aan onze wensen aangepaste programma's.
Werkelijk niets om aan te merken.
Volgende reis? Zeker ShoreBee!

Hartelijk dank

Groeten

 

Miriam van W. - Belgium

Excursion Ephesus - August 2013 - Belgium - MS Noordam

 

Beste,

 

Het is allemaal prima gegaan in Kusadasi. De gids stond bij de uitgang van de cruiseterminal op ons te wachten en de chauffeur stond iets verderop geparkeerd.
Ze hebben ons prima begeleid van en naar Efeze. We hebben een leuke ochtend gehad daar! De gids wist een hoop te vertellen over Efeze. Zeer interessant.

 

Ik zou een volgende keer weer een excursie boeken via Shorebee!

 

Bedankt!

Richard S. - Belgium

Excursions Jerusalem, Istanbul, Ephesus - Augustus 2013 - Belgium 2013 - MS Noordam

 

Dear ShoreBee,

 

We have returned from our cruise and looking back on a wonderful holiday, above expectations. Truly an unforgettable experience.

The three excursions we booked through Shorebee did not disappoint, to the contrary:

the guides we booked were always waiting for us (they were more punctual than we were in all honesty)

the cars were, as promised, air-conditioned and comfortable

the guides spoke English well, were knowledgeable and were pleasant company to be with

the program in each destination covered plenty in a limited amount of time but also allowed for some rest and refreshments

the price performance ratio was more than reasonable, for a group as small as ours (4 persons) we were not paying that much more per person than we would have for a HAL excursion done in large touring car groups

If I can go into a bit more detail:

 

Jerusalem/Bethlehem

Our guide Barney was just amazing. He knew so much, this was more than just a guide, this was a man with a passion for history and his adopted country and with a very healthy scepticism. And he had such a good way in sharing his knowledge with us. He is a true gem and the organisation he guides for should cherish him.

If at all possible we would be grateful to have his email address as we would like to thank him again in person.

As Barney was not allowed into the Westbank we were "taken over" by a Palestinian guide for the Bethlehem visit, he told us his name in Dutch! Gerrit!. He was the least one of our guides. Not very flexible, had a programme in mind and was difficult to convince of our preferences. The obligatory shopping there can mildly be summarised as "how to exploit tourists", incredibly expensive souvenirs.

Back to Jerusalem where Barney gave us a very interesting historical overview whilst enjoying the spectacular view on the Mount Olive, also pointing out all the different important buildings/churches/monuments. And then he took us through the city. One day was much too short, we all want to revisit.

 

Kusadasi

Yetkin was our guide here. He did a good job. Difficult to live up to the standard Barney had set the previous excursion! He also was much younger so less experienced. His approach was to give us the history and background of a site or artifact and to then leave us to it so we could explore the site ourselves. In Ephesus he did a good job getting around the hundreds of tourists and still allowing us to see many points of interest. The lunch included in the excursion was fun, bit touristy, but the location was great and the food to our liking. And we enjoyed our visit to a Jeweler after. Yetkin was prepared to take into account our wishes (no more shopping please) and very helpful.

 

Istanbul

We were taken care of by a very charming, highly intelligent, guide: Tugcan Çevik. Her background, she has spent time abroad, even lived in Italy for a while, made her very cosmopolitan and therefore excellent company for foreigners in Turkey. She spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable. It was also nice that she was willing to discuss with us issues that concern Turkey that are perhaps not always open to discussion and to give us a good insight into the Turkish society. She stayed with us at every site, sharing a lot of information. And at our request she found us a nice restaurant for lunch. We not only got on very well with her, we also learned a lot about Istanbul. Another city where one day is just not enough!

Overall I would like to emphasise that all your guides were very good in interpersonal relations, they were very nice company to be with.

We are really pleased we came across your organisation (on recommendation from a friend) and will recommend you to anyone who is considering a cruise.

 

With kind regards,

Hans S., Liesbeth K., Pieter S., Marina S. - Belgium

Excursion Ephesus - August 2013 - The Netherlands - Oceania Riviera

 

Hallo,

 

Onze excursie in kusadassi was niet bekend bij de touroperator dus geen ontvangst van de gids.


Na een telefoontje van ons bleek de vertegenwoordiger wel op de kade aanwezig. In no time hadden we elkaar gevonden en in de paar minuten er tussen had hij een vrije gids gevonden en na 15 min ook vervoer.

Al met al na een minder begin een uitstekende dag gehad met een hele goede gids..

We zijn zeer tevreden.

 

Gr.

Paul S. - The Netherlands

Excursions Venice - Dubrovnik - Kotor - Pompeii - August 2013 - HAL Nieuw Amsterdam

 

Hallo,

 

IK schrijf maar in het Nederlands is toch iets makkelijker voor mij.

Cruise Middellandse Zee Nieuw Amsterdam 19 augustus 31 augustus 2013.

Alle lof voor de door jullie geregelde  excursies en de transfer.

De transfer van Marco Polo naar het schip Nieuw Amsterdam verliep bijzonder soepel. De chauffeur stond netjes op tijd te wachten met een bordje.
De rit zelf verliep snel en hij heeft ons keurig afgezet en geholpen met het in- en uitladen van de koffers.

Aangezien de kapitein wegens drukte de havens van Kotor en Dubrovnik had omgewisseld moesten jullie op het laatste moment ook het eea wisselen aan excursies voor ons. Ook dit verliep zeer goed en zonder problemen.
In Kotor hadden we een hele aardige chauffeur Marco die niet onderdeed voor een professionele gids en ons vermaakte met verhalen over zijn land. De excursie zelf was ook leuk . Hij had voor nog een extra boottocht geregeld.

In Dubrovnik werden we opgewacht door Anna (de gids) en John de chauffeur. Wederom een geweldige ervaring. Anna leidde ons door Dubrovnik en wist ons heel veel te vertellen. met John gingen we nog een tocht maken naar een prachtig deel van Kroatië waar we een rondleiding kregen.

De excursie naar Pompeï was echt helemaal af. Zeer indrukwekkend en dankzij de audiotour heel duidelijk. Ook de chauffeur was weer heel netjes en correct.

Wat me ook goed beviel is dat geen van deze mensen viste naar fooien maar wel blij verrast was als we ze achteraf nog iets extra's gaven.

Al met al zeer tevreden en ik heb jullie al bij diverse mensen aanbevolen  die ook zeker van jullie diensten gebruik gaan maken.

Tijdens de reis had ik vaak medelijden met alle Amerikanen die als schapen in een grote bus werden gedreven door de Hal. Wij zoefden dan in onze privé auto voorbij. Veel prettiger en de prijs kwaliteit is ook goed. Wat ik jammer vind is dat de excursie naar Rome niet doorging. Je had echter gelijk Pieter het was goed te doen met de trein. Alleen was er gewoon niet genoeg tijd om alles te bezoeken dus dat doen we hopelijk de volgende keer.

Verder ben ik ook zeer blij met de informatie op jullie site. In de havens waar we geen excursies hadden geboekt was bijvoorbeeld de informatie over  hoe in de stad te geraken zeer bruikbaar.
We hebben ook hier dankbaar gebruik van gemaakt.

Nogmaals hartelijk dank voor alle service en informatie en hopelijk tot een volgende keer.

 

Met vriendelijke groet,


Betty en Rob W. - Dordrecht Nederland

Excursion Olympia - September 2013 - UK - Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas

 

Hi

 

Overall we were very happy with our shore excursion and the fact that Maria gave us some money back because there was no guide.


Comfortable coach good air con.  Pleasant staff, good time to spend in Olympia.  We would definitely use Shore Be again.

 

Regards

 

Paulette F. - UK

Excursion Amalfi Coast - September 2013 - USA - ROYAL CARIBBEAN- NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS

 

Dear Sir,

 

Our Shore Bee tour of the Amalfie Coast on September 28, 2013, Saturday was a most wonderful experience. Our driver Ciro was professional, knowledgeable, and gracious. Pick us up on time.and immediately made us feel comfortable. We felt well taken care of in his very capable hands and the views he gave us of the land and sea were spectacular. Our lunch will also be one of our best memories, not only for the excellent cuisine but the ambience of the local along with another wonderful view. We will definitely keep Shore Bee in mind for our future travels.

 

Sincerely and Best Regards,

 

Teresa and Frank O., San Antonio, Texas, USA

Excursion Rome - September 2013 - US - Carnival Sunshine

 

It was great.  George, our tour guide, was very informative.

 

Tracie M. - US

Excursions Ephesus, Olympia, Santorini - September 2013 - MS Ryndam

 

Dears,

 

We had actually a great experience with Shorebee!

 

The trip to Efesus was great, very well organised and the tour guide was the best!  They were waiting for us at the exit of the cruise terminal, despite us being nearly 30' early.  We were driven around in a Mercedes van with just the four of us, our guide and driver.  It was well worth booking with you guys, as the same trip costs 149$ pp with Holland America Line!!

 

The trip to Olympia was also very well organised. In the coach, bringing us from Katakolon to Olympia, they even had wifi which was a great extra advantage.  The tour guide at the site of Olympia was an old man who knew so much about Olympia, he told his story as if he'd been part of it all 3000 years ago.

 

When we took the boat transfer to Oia (Santorini), we had a little difficulty getting off the ship on time.  Meeting time was 11AM, though we arrived at the pier 15 minutes late. Nevertheless, the boat was still waiting. Unfortunately, the last coach from Oia to Fira left at 2PM. As our boat from Fira to Oia only left Fira at 12 o'clock, we arrived at Oia around 12.30 (the trip took more than the foreseen 12 minutes). As a result, we only had 1,5 hours to spend in Oia. We would have liked to spend 3 hours or more in beatuful Oia.

 

Overall, we had a great experience by booking our excursions through shorebee.com.  I have to admit that I was a little sceptic about booking excursions on an unknown website, but after this good first experience we are convinced.

 

As we are real cruise-addicts, we just hope that you guys will open up bookings for excursions in the Caribbean and the rest of the world very soon!!

 

We will certainly re-book on shorebee.com in the future and I will mention your website on tripadvisor.com for future Mediterranean cruisers!

 

Besides your website is also a great tool in preparing a cruise, with all the accurate information concerning docking of the ships, getting into town, etc ... We hope to see many more ports of call to be added to your website in the future.

 

Best regards,

 

Alain & Kristof Van G.- Belgium

Excursion Ephesus - October 2013 - Queen Elizabeth

 

Hello,

My wife and I are now back in the UK after a wonderful cruise on Queen Elizabeth.

One of the highlights of our cruise was a wonderful visit to Ephesus, Mary's House and the tomb of St John, organised by Shore Bee.

We just wanted to thank you for an excellent tour which was excellent in its organisation, comfort, private guide knowledge and value for money. I should also add that our tour guide, Emira (hope I have spelt this correctly) was excellent. He was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. Please pass on my comments to him

Finally, we would not hesitate to use Shore Bee in the future for any excusions whilst on holiday.



Best Regards

Trevor R. - GB

Excursion Olympia - October 2013 - MSC Musica

 

Hello


Well for what its worth that was our best excursion on the cruise and we were really pleased. No hassle and very knowledgeable guide with good English.


thank you for that


Paul B. - GB

Excursion Palermo & Toulon - October 2013 - ms Nieuw Amsterdam

 

Hello

 

It worked out splendid.

 

I have no complaints. Buses were very nice and tour guides were great.

Our group of 20 thoroughly enjoyed both tours.

Appreciate your prompt responsiveness and flexibility at last minute to make this work.

 

Kind Regards,

 

John N. - United States

Excursion Pompeii & Amalfi - October 2013 - ms Nieuw Amsterdam

 

Dear,



We had a great cruise and were really looking forward to the excursion we booked with shorebee.


We met an other Dutch couple and told them enthousiastic about Shorebee. They really wanted to join but i couldn't reach you, so they went with us to the driver and they asked if they could join.


That was ok, but because they had now 2 people to many in the minivan the guide had to stay behind and the driver Mike became our guide. He did a great job and we all had a lovely day, he showed us the most beautifull places.


I gave your adress to lots of fellow cruise members we met. The next time we're going on a cruise we will certainly book our excursions with Shorebee!



Kind regards,
Inge J. - Belgium

Excursion Alberobello - October 2013 - MSC Fantasia

 

Hi,


A group of ten friends used your services from Bari to Alberobello on 7th October 2013.  We were from MSC Fantasia.  We were met by your tour guide exactly where your instructions had indicated.She was very pleasant and spoke very good English.  She provided us with a good clear commentary of the sights of Bari and the villages we passed en-route to Alberobello. The transport was quite comfortable.  Our guide explained by the local economy, agriculture and history.


We arrived in Alberobello and it began to rain.  Our guide arranged transport to take us from the coach park to the village centre.  She was very responsive to the group requests and questions.  She guided us around the historic village centre and provided background.  Unfortunately it rained extremely hard and we asked to abandon the tour.  Our guide was very good.  She checked this was the wish of all the group.  She negotiated a cafe we could wait in out of the rain while she arranged for the transport.  This took a little time as all the trips were calling upon the transport at the same time.


On the way back she checked if we wanted to visit another site on the return journy .  We declined and carried on back to the ship.  At all times she remained pleasant, cheerful and helpful.  Please thank her on our behalf.


We will use your company's services again.


Kind regards

Bob W. - GB

Excursion Ephesus - October 2013 - Celebrity Reflection

 

Hi,

 

the trip was excellent, and the guide was knowledgeable and looked after well. If we go a on a cruise again would use your services.

 

Best Regards
Roy S. - GB

Excursion Athens - October 2013 - Norwegian Spirit

 

Hello,



Just back from our Eastern Mediterranean cruise. We had booked ShoreBee for Athens and Istanbul excursions. We were very pleased with both our excursions. I was a bit worried in Athens at first as the tour guide did not come to pick us up till 15 minutes past the pickup time. They apologised as they had to pick others up at the adjacent terminal. In the end all was well. The guides were very well informed and all went according to plan. We were all (6 of us) very pleased and would definitely book with ShoreBee again. I would recommend ShoreBee to anyone looking for shore excursions. Thank you for the great experience.


Regards,

John M. - Canada

Excursions Olympia, Istanbul, Ephesus - October 2013 - Costa Fascinosa

 

Hallo


Ik heb de volgende feedback voor je over de door ons geboekte excursies.
De excursie in Katakolon naar Olympia
Geboekt groepsexcursie.
Ervaren gids die echter voor het eerst werkte voor deze agent.
Was niet op de hoogte van de ins en outs van deze agent, we moesten
nogal zoeken naar haar omdat ze het oranje bord niet omhoog hield maar
gebruikte als schrijfplank.\
In Olympia wist ze echter heel veel te vertellen. Helaas was er heel
weinig tijd omdat we vroeg terug moesten zijn bij de boot. Ze was een
beetje chaotische en was de halve groep kwijt geraakt. uiteindelijk is
alles goed gekomen maar het koste wel veel wacht tijd.

Izmir naar Efeze
geboekt private excursie.
Prima geregeld. Gids stond ons op te wachten bij de poort van het
haven terrein. Samen met chauffeur naar efeze gereden in comfortable
auto. Veel informatie en genoeg tijd om met z'n vieren door de
opgraving te lopen. Ondanks de drukte wist hij steeds plekjes te
vinden waar we op ons gemak dingen konden bekijken. Ook op ons verzoek
om naar winkels te worden gebracht wist hij ondaks het feit dat
vanwege het offerfeest alles dicht was toch een winkel te vinden die
open was.
Op tijd weer terug aan boord. Complimenten voor deze gids

Istanbul
geboekt 4 uur durende ochtend stadswandeling met bezoek aan Topkai
museum, blauwe moskee en hippodroom.
Bij deze excursie ging een hoop mis.
het goot van de regen en we werden om 0800 opgepikt door de gids met
een busje. Toen hoorden we dat er nog meer mensen opgehaald moesten
worden voor deze excursie. bij een hotel. 3 gezinnen met kinderen.
op deze mensen hebben we een half uur moeten wachten. toen naar het
kantoor om nog finacieen  te regelen met de andere groepsleden.
uiteindelijk om 0900 naar het museum gelopen. Commentaar van de andere
groepsleden dat er te snel gelopen werd voor de kinderen. uiteindelijk
i het museum uitleg van de gids gekregen over wat er in de diverse
gebouwen te zien was en konen we op eigen gelegeheid deze bezoeken.
elke keer wachten op de mensen met de kinderen. Uiteindelijk heeft de
gids ons verteld wat er in de diverse gebouwen te zien was en ons een
uur de tijd gegeven om dit te bekijken. het was erg druk dus echt heel
veel gelegenheid om als goed te kunnen bekijken was er niet. na een
uur waren wij vieren de enige die op de afgesproken plek waren.
uiteindelijk kwam na een half uur wachten een gedeelte van de groep op
de afgesproken plek. en na een uur wachten was de groep compleet. onze
stemmening was ver beneden het diepte punt gedaald en wij zijn ook
heel erg boos geworden op de andere groepsleden. niet op de gids want
die kon er niets aan doen was ookr ontevreden over het gedrag van deze
mensen. Uiteindelijk is dit nog flink geescaleerd en was de stemming
tussen ons te snijden. we zijn nog wel met de gids en de rest van de
groep naar het ondergrondse resvoir geweest omdat de blauwe moskee
inmiddels gesloten was voor het gebed. ook het hippodroom is door ons
bezocht, maar van de 4 uur die de excursie zou duren is bijna 2 uur
aan wachten op de rest van de groep opgegaan.
Kortom een terleurstellende ervaring waar de gids zeker niet
verantwoordelijk voor gehouden kan worden.
Ik weet ook niet hoe dit in de toekomst vermeden moet worden. Dat deze
tour niet geschikt is om met kleine kinderen te doen als er ook nog
anderen buiten het gezin meegaan is iets wat aan de agent doorgegeven
kan worden.
Nogmaals niets ten nadele van de gids, deze heeft echt z'n best gedaan
om ons te helpen en het voor ons acceptabel te maken, maar het was
echt een fiasco waar het slechte weer en de gesloten bazaar ook debet
aan waren.

Al met al zijn onze ervaringen met de geboekte excursie overwegend
positief en we zullen het ook zeker bij anderen aanbevelen om bij
shorebee een cruise excursie te boeken.
Ik hoop dat jullie wat met deze feedback kunnen doen en ik zou, indien
mogelijk graag het commentaar hierop van de agent in Istanbul van
jullie willen krijgen

 

met vriendelijke groeten

Nienke T. - The Netherlands

Excursions Olympia, Santorini - October 2013 -MSC Fantasia

 

Dear


My cruise was just what I expected as I always prepare my trips thoroughly. A big part of success was made by you, my great thanks.


Everything worked well.


MSC Fantasia is the best ship I have seen. She is much better than other MSC ships, even MSC Splendida, which I considered to be the best up to now.
Your partner in Katakolon waited for us for two hours, the ship was late as there were no space for docking.
The trips were quite vice versa - with guide in Katakolon albeit you informed there will be no guide, and with no guide in Santorini though
it was said at your website about the commentaries in 100500
languages.
The separate respect for our guide in Katakolon - the old Greek guy Georgius, wearing leather cowboy hat, with long ash-coloured hair. The main thing is that he was joking all the way in several languages, including Japanese. We laughed at his jokes very much, especially Frenchmen.
In Santorini it was simply well organized. I need to point out that your partner carries all the passengers to Oia, even those who booked this excursion on the ship (for much greater price, of course). All of them needed to be back to Thira in time.  The delivery back was well organized, with no jams though we had 4000 passengers onboard.


Thank you very much again.


Certainly, all these excursions could be bought directly on arrival for the same price, but I felt more confident with your voucher in my pocket. At least, I did not need to bargain. It is always not too easy in Meditteranea.

I definitely will recommend you to the others.
As a business idea I may recommend your company to think over the transfers between the main airports and the ports of embarkation/disembarkation ports on the same model - much cheaper than shipowners do.

 

Best wishes and thank you again.
Alexander P. - Moskow, Russia

Excursion Ephesus - October 2013 - Carnival Sunshine

 

Hello,

 

We had a wonderful vacation and a very nice 10th wedding anniversary!!

Initially we were concerned about our tour, since we had to wait on the dock for an hour.  Seems like the owner forgot about our tour.  We were helped by a  guide from a different company, (who thought very highly of the man who owned the company from Kudadasi),  and he made a few phone calls to our guy.  He spoke with me on the phone and said he would have someone there within 10-20 minutes to pick us up. 

Once picked up and traveled for a while, we were met by our guide, D, and the owner (and another nice gentleman).   The owner was extremely apologetic, and refunded us 150.euros.  He was genuine, kind and sincere. 

Our guide D was fantastic.  We had such a wonderful time and learned so much about the area. The country is rich in history and is absolutely beautiful.   D was excellent in English, and being with her was like being with a friend.  

My husband and I both agree that when in the area again, we will definitely use ShoreBee. 
Although it started out unsure, the day was absolutely great. 

 

Thank you !!
Sandy O. - US

Excursion Livorno (Pisa, Florence) and Naples (Amalfi and Positano) - US - April 2014 - MS EURODAM

 

Hello,

 

We had a great time in Livorno (Pisa, Florence) and Naples (Amalfi and Positano).


The drivers were courteous, and we really enjoyed our trips!
We think that we made really good decisions and will book again if we visit there.

Thank you very much for your kind assistance!!

 

Hiroshi - US

Excursions Olympia and Ephesus - Holland - May 2014 - MSC Preziosa

 

Graag geven wij onze reactie over onze ervaringen met shorebee excursies bij Olympia en Efeze vanuit de haven;

 

Dit was prima verzorgd en zijn hier erg tevreden over.

 

We hebben aanbeveling gedaan bij vrienden, die ook gaan cruisen op de middellandse zee.

 

So, this was a good choice!

 

Groeten,

 

Peter J. - Holland - MSC Preziosa

Excursions Olympia and Kusadasi - Holland - May 2014 - Nieuw Amsterdam

 

Hello,

 

Both activities we ordered were perfectly organised:


          Katakolon: transfer, visit of museum and grounds

-  Timely transfer
-   Professional hostess (very friendly)

-   Excellent local guide, very knowledgeable and full with stories


          Kusadasi; timely transfer and friendly guide to Hamam

-   Great treatments at local hamam

-   Friendly staff at Hamam

 

In short: we will use Shorebee again! Great value for money.


Thank you,

 

Marc H. - Holland - Nieuw Amsterdam

Excursions Olympia, Athens, Ephesus - April 2014 - Norwegian Jade

 

Wij hebben genoten van onze cruise.  Wij waren ook zeer tevreden over onze excursies geboekt bij jullie.


Wij zullen zeker reklame maken voor jullie,


Gilberte en Jan Van de M. -Belgium

Excursion Ephesus - May 2014 - Oceania's Riviera

 

Hello

 

I finally am back on my computer, hence the late reply


We were totally satisfied with your service and the local guide
We found both to be totally outstanding and we will happily recommend you both to others and to our travel agent.

In fact, your tour and guide saved what otherwise was a somewhat disappointing cruise.  A beautiful ship but poor organization.   They need to hire you I think

 

At some point I want to re-visit Philippi (Kavala)

Hopefully you have or will have another excellent guide

I will remain mindful of your excellent service

 

Sincerely

 

Robert & Diane M. - US

Excursion Olympia - June 2014 - Thompson Majesty

 

Excellent in every respect.


Brilliant guide around Olympia and tour organiser who came with us in the bus.


We were the oldest in the tour and they were both very considerate to us, especially by not rushing around.

 

David D. - GB

Excursion Olympia - June 2014 - MSC Preziosa

 

Hi

We did enjoy our cruise thanks. We also appreciated the options that your company provided us as the cruise company's excursion prices were exorbitant. Maria at Katakolon Express was lovely. However, the excursion left one hour late as they chose to wait for other customers. This meant that we lost an hour at Olympus.

Hope this helps. I will recommend your company to others.


Tania G. - AU

Excursion Palma de Mallorca - June 2014 - Hotel

 

Beste


Afgelopen zaterdag maakten wij de excursie van Palma naar Soller en la Calobra. We waren hier erg tevreden over. Alles was perfect geregeld. De bus was op tijd, de gids was
heel vriendelijk en gaf zelfs uitleg in het Nederlands en de buschauffeur heeft keurig gereden door de bergen. Omdat wij maar kort in Palma waren hebben we zo toch een indruk gekregen van het  eiland Mallorca.


Het enige wat u misschien zou kunnen overwegen  is nog een stop  in Sollerdorp of haven. Leek ons erg leuk om eens even rond te lopen, maar we moesten
direct naar de boot. Is maar een idee, maar zou de excursie nog iets extra’s geven.


Overigens onze algemene indruk was dit is een prima excursie.


Met vriendelijke groeten


Janny B. K. - The Netherlands

Excursion Istanbul - June 2014 - MSC Armonia

 

Dear,

 

The excursion was very good. We know  a lot more about the Turkish history thanks to our guide Sezin. Next time we will probably use your services again.


With kind regards,

Kees de B. - The Netherlands

Excursion Kotor - June 2014

 

We had an excellent trip, and our driver/guide was both flexible and creative in making sure we saw what we wanted to.

Having previously been to Montenegro years ago, it was a bit sad to see the excessive development, particularly in Budva.

 

Timothy C. - US

Excursion Efesus - June 2014 - Norwegian Spirit

 

Hi,

Thank you for your email. The tour in Ephesus was fantastic. Curio Travel was unbelievable good and the guide we got, Pinar, was brilliant. We honestly were so happy that we chose this tour through Shorebee.com and plan to us shorebee again in the future!

 

Thanks again!

 

Greg and Janine - ZA

Excursions Olympia and Athens - June 2014 - MSC Fantasia

 

Beste,

 

Jazeker onze cruise was zeer goed.  Wij hebben er echt van genoten.

 

Ben zeer tevreden over de aanschaf van de vouchers.  Eerst was ik een beetje sceptisch, gezien het via internet ging en vooraf betaald moest worden.  Maar alles is correct verlopen. Ook de verzamelplaatsen zijn zonder problemen te vinden en de ontvangst is goed.  Geen enkel probleem gehad.

 

Betreft de uitstappen :

 

Olympia : buiten de wat slordige boekhouding i.v.m. gezamenlijke ticketaankoop is alles hier uitstekend verlopen.  De gids was perfect. Gezien ze hoofdstuk per hoofdstuk in het Engels en Duits vertelde hebben wij omzeggens alles begrepen.  De boeiende vertelling en haar zachte stem moedigde aan om  te luisteren.
Kortom, het was een zeer interessante gegidste wandeling doorheen de olympiade, waarbij ook de kinderen de nodige aandacht kregen door korte samenvattingen op hun niveau te geven.

 

Athene :  Dit was een ware ramp.  Eerst ongeveer een uur vertraging wegens het niet op tijd zijn van enkele deelnemers.  15 min wachten zou ook wel voldoende zijn geweest, denk ik.

Ook was er een grote verwarring bij de aanschaf van de toegang tickets.  Eerst waren ze inbegrepen, later weer niet.  Duidelijkheid liet de wensen over.
De gids zelf was moeilijk te verstaan en vertelde wel veel over de restauratie maar relatief weinig over de algemene geschiedenis.  Ook doordat ze voor- durend 1 zin in het Frans dan weer dezelfde zin in het Engels en daarna weer de volgende zin in het Frans was het moeilijk een geheel te vormen.  Beter was geweest dat ze hoofdstuk per hoofdstuk in dezelfde taal vertelde zodat we het als een geheel konden bevatten. Kortom, het was een hectische, chaotische trip doorheen Athene.  Bepaalde wegen hebben we zelfs 4x gehad met de bus.  Soms had ik de indruk dat de bus met een grote bocht naar de volgende bestemming.

De 2 u voorzien voor Plaka was herleid tot 50 min. Dit wegens de diverse vertragingen en rondritten ?? .

 

Beste Inna, we zullen bij een volgende gelegenheid zeker aan jullie denken en zien wat jullie te bieden hebben.

 

Groeten

Henri C. - Belgium

Excursion Ephesus - July 2014 - Oceana Riviera

 

Hello


Thank you very much for organising our Ephesus tour.


'D' was our guide and she was excellent. Although we were early she was already waiting for us.
'D' is most knowledgeable and has great communication skills and patience!

Thank you again and we will certain make you our first choice in future and recommend Shore Bee to any friends considering  tours.


Best wishes


Hilary  and Peter  - GB

Excursions Olympia, Ephesus, Istanbul - July 2014 - MSC Preziosa

 

 

Hi

 

I wanted to thank you for your service.

 

My husband and I were very impressed with the tour guides in Turkey. To have a: driver; air conditioned mini bus just for us; and tour guides who were respectful, welcoming, knowledgeable and concerned about giving us value for money, was a relief because I really had no idea what to expect. I highly recommend the Ephesus and Istanbul guides and service.

Ekatalon was problematic in that there was no signage hence we were left seeking contradictory directions from locals as to where we were to meet. On the way home I discovered the tour organiser was informative about local issues which is also what I look for, so that was helpful. It being a first time for the tour guide was obvious and I wish her well for her future skill development.

 

Once again, thanks for your service which I will certainly recommend for the Turkey sites

 

Our thanks
Bernadette - Canada

Excursions Athens, Rome, Pompeii, Ephesus - July 2014 - Regal Princess

 

Just wanted to send a thank you for the excellent service that your company provided for us on the Grand Mediterranean Princess Cruise .  Your drivers were always on time, friendly, welcoming.  Your tour guides were both professional, knowledgeable, passionate about their cities.  We were well taken care of, the restaurant selections were excellent, the sights were interesting.  Thank you for arranging this for us.  It was so easy and convenient via your website and way less expensive than the cruise ship prices.  The value was excellent.  It will always be a memorable experience.

 

Sincerely yours

 

Coleman O. -San Francisco, Calif.

Excursion Valencia- August 2014 - Independence of Seas

 

Hi,

 

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.

 

Best regards  (Dr.) Nick B.  - GB

Excursions Ephesus, Kotor, Venice - August 2014 - Oceania Riviera

 

Hello,

 

We enjoyed our tours very much and they guides were great.

 

Thanks,

 

Tanya L. - US

Excursion Monaco from Cannes - August 2014

 

Hi;

 

It was really nice experience with your tour.The guide was exceptional and tour went very well.Give my regards to the guide and tell her my kid is fine and he is learning karate.

 

Thank you

 

Regards

 

 

Ashish S. - AE

Excursion Amalfi Coast - September 2014 - Serenade of the Seas

 

Hi

 

It was amazing! Tony, our driver was truly fantastic!  We would highly recommend him!

 

Thank you for making our stay so awesome!

 

Kevin and Jenny-Lee H. - ZA

Excursions Athens, Istanbul - August 2014 - Nieuw Amsterdam

 

Hello,

 

In any way we are very glad we booked our excursions with you.


First the way you informed us and organized our booked excursions.

The Excursion  "Athens Private Tour" August 31 rd was excellent,
Very good luxery transportation, very good driver, very charming tour-guide
Pascale Fraissard.

 

The Excursion  "Istanbul Private Tour" September  2nd was excellent.


The same as in Athens, very good luxery airco 10 p bus, nice and helpfull driver, very good dutch speaking tour-guide Honife Bulat.

 

In our opinion de organized tours could not be better and now we experienced the by you organized tours, we think the price is modest for what is offered.

 

Thanks for all, in this way we enjoyed our cruise very much.

 

Lorenzo F. and friends.  - NL

Excursies Athene, Efeze - august 2014 - Nieuw Amsterdam

 

Beste,

 

We hebben een mooie excursie in Athene achter de rug die goed verzorgd was en met goede uitleg.

 

1 Klein minpuntje: De bus was van te voren  niet volgeboekt zodat de reisleidster aan de terminal ter plekke de nog openstaande plaatsen heeft verkocht. Een verstandige commerciële keus maar daardoor is de bus wel 30 minuten vertraagd vertrokken. Dit heeft voor irritatie gezorgd onder de mensen die van tevoren hadden geboekt.

 

Voor de rest alle lof voor de snelle terug storting van excursiegeld van Kusadasi die wij cancelde.

 

Wij hebben uw organisatie al bij diverse mensen onder de aandacht gebracht.

 

Met vriendelijke groet,

 

Sylvia B. - NL

Excursion Pompeii - August 2014 - NCL Epic

 

Everything went very well and the coach driver was excellent and most helpful.  I would recommend your service and theirs any time.

 

Kind regards Claire W. -  GB

Excursion Kotor - September 2014 - Queen Elizabeth

 

Marco who showed us around Montenegro was very knowledgeable and an extremely good guide and driver. We will be looking to see if you can help us with a shore tour next August in Norway


Lesley H. - GB

Excursions Ephesus, Amalfi - September 2014 - Regal Princess

 

1. Kudasi: competent guide, good vehicle and great value; and
2. Amalfi: vehicle air-conditioning was very poor and the driver was good. If air-conditioning was working, the tour would be fair value.

 

Regards
William H. - AU

Excursie The Cinque Terre - September 2014 - Oceania Insignia

 

Thank you for setting this up, our day at the villages of Cinque Terra was fantastic, Simona was a great guide and I would recommend her to anyone.

 

John K. - US

Excursion Ephesus - September 2014 - Celebrity Constellation

 

Geachte,

 

Wij zijn onlangs 18 September met 4 personen in Kusadasi op excursie geweest.

 

Het afgesproken tijdstip was prima en het taxi vervoer uitstekend.

 

De gids had veel te vertellen over de omgeving en over Ephesus.

 

Daarom alle lof voor de organisatie Shore Bee.

 

Bedankt voor alles,

 

M.vr.gr. Familie S. - NL

Excursions Istanbul, Cagliari, Pompeii - January 2015 - ZA - Norwegian Jade

 

Dears,

 

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

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Dears,

 

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 on 2 February 2015.

I tried to phone Sicilian Days from the ship, but could not reach them.

Instead the ship went a day too soon to Naples. We were there on 2 February 2015.

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,

Edmund van R. - ZA

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Dears,

 

Thank you very much.

 

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.

 

Kind Regards,

Edmund van R. - ZA

Excursions Olympia, Athens, Istanbul, Pompeii - February 2015 - Norwegian Jade

 

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

Best wishes

 

Peggy C. - US

Group Excursion Rome - Marth 2015 - MSC Splendida

 

We enjoyed our Panaromic Tour in Rome on March 30 . . . Once we finally got on the bus.  The instructions were unclear about how to get from the cruise boat to the pick-up point, it only read TAKE A SHUTTLE BUS.  We expected a shuttle bus from Shorebee to be at the boat terminal so we waited and looked and called searching for a vehicle with that name on it to get us to the meeting point.  The people we asked outside of the terminal were not helpful.  Finally, we spoke to the right person and they told us that we were suppose to take the MSC shuttle buses to the meeting point.  Because we had made a couple of phone calls to the guide they kindly waited for us but we felt awful that we had made everyone else wait 30-45 minutes for us because of not understanding that small detail.  My suggestion in the voucher that is printed off to more CLEARLY state how you are suppose to get from the cruise to the meeting point.

 

Breeanne R. - Germany

Excursion Positano, Amalfi & Ravello - Marth 2015 - Norwegian Jade

 

Hi,


T​hank you for organising this excursion for us. We enjoyed everything immensely.


Regards
Jenny F. - AU

Excursion package MSC Poesia - May 2015 - The Nederland - Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul

 

Hello again,

 

Last week we enjoyed a cruise with the MSC Poesia. We had booked 3 excursions through Shorebee. I just want you to know that we were 100% satisfied with the quality of the excursions.

 

1. Olympia: Bus was waiting for us when the ship arrived. We were welcomed by Stephen, who was very friendly and helpful. The excursion ran very smooth, and we were back at the ship way before it sailed off.

 

2. Izmir/Ephesus: when we arrived, the taxi was waiting for us, The guide from CurioTravel (a guy called Melich) was very friendly, the taxi was comfortable and the driver was more than  OK. The guide spoke very good English, and he had very good knowledge of the history of Ephesus (and of other things). Once again: no complaints!

 

3. Istanbul: same again: a taxi and the guide were already there when the ship arrived. Again a guide from CurioTravel (her name was Seda), and just like Melich: good English, very good knowledge of the city/buildings etc., and a very relaxed way of guiding us. Perfect!

 

We had never heard of Shorebee before, and we didn’t know what to expect. But looking back, I am sure that the private/guided tours that we had, were much better than the expensive excursions that could be booked on board of the ship. The guides from Curio (but also Stephen in Olympia) took us seriously, and a good time was had by all.

 

Thank you for a very pleasant experience, I hope to do business again in the future!

 

All the best,

Jeroen K. (+ family), Holland

Excursions Ephesus, Istanbul - MAY 2015 - Norwegian Spirit

 

Hello !


I wanted to thank you for scheduling such a FANTASTIC tour! Our guide Tamer was exceptional and we had a wonderful time. Everything was personalized and allowed us to fully enjoy our short visit to Kusadasi and Ephesus.


Thank you !

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Hi !


We again had a wonderful experience with our tour guide Seda!


She was very professional and knowledgeable, thank you !

 

Your tour agency in Turkey was excellent.

 


You have gained a loyal customer and will spread the word about your services :)

 

Carolina B., US

Excursion ROME private- May 2015 - Australia - Emerald Princess

 

Thank you for organizing our tour. Everything was perfect and the driver, Luca, was very informative and helpful.
Regards


Barry M. - AU

Excursion PARIS private- May 2015 - Great Britain - Celebrity Eclipse

 

​Hello


Just want to drop you an email to say a big thank you for all your help on our Paris excursion.


It went really well and all the guests really enjoyed it. The guide Veronique was amazing and the coach driver gave them a really good tour of Paris.


So thank you so much and we will of course keep you in mind for further group excursions.


Kind regards

Helen, GB

Excursions Istanbul, Ephesus - May 2015 - Great Britain - CELEBRITY reflection

 

Having just returned from the Celebrity Reflection Eastern Med Cruise I  just wanted to say that the Shorebee excursions we experienced were excellent. These were the first I've booked outside of the Cruise Company, and I was a little nervous. But no need, the guides were exactly where they said, we were met and greeted and taken on our private tours in comfort and with excellent knowledgeable local guides who gave us great insight and information, didn't try to take us on factory/shopping trips we didn't want to waste time on, and got us back to the ship in good time. All at less than half the cost of a cruise organised tour.  Highly recommended and I will be using Shorebee for future cruise tours.

 

Paul B., GB

Excursions Ephesus - MAY 2015 - Great Britain - Thomson Spirit

 

Dear,

 

I found the booking process fairly straight forward, and you were very quick and helpful in answering my questions. We thought you website was very good.

 

Our guide met us as arranged and took us to the top gate of Ephesus, so we missed most of the crowds. I can't remember our guide's name, but he spoke very good English and was very interesting, even before we got to Ephesus itself. As he showed us around the site he gave just the right amount of detail, and was willing to answer our questions.

 

The whole excursion was very interesting, and we will definitely consider using SureBee again in the future.


Thanks for your help,

 

Nick and Sally W., - GB

Excursions Naples, Livorno - MAY 2015 - Great Britain - Norweigan EPIC

 

Hello

 

I am delighted to share my experience with ShoreBee.

 

From the initial contact with yourself, when I wrote with questions about wheelchair and mobility issues, the company and its staff have been very co-operative and very professional throughout.


You made me feel very relieved and at ease when you advised that the wheelchair and passenger would not be an issue. I felt very confident that the tours would go well.
When we arrived at Naples, our driver ( please excuse me, I have forgotten his name) was ready and waiting. He was charming, knowledgeable and very good company. The vehicle was just perfect for our group of four. He managed to cover all the towns we wished to visit and also managed to fit in Sorrento, which was such a bonus. We were back at the port in good time for the ship departure, after a very interesting and enchanting day. He also took us to a beautiful restaurant in the hills for an authentic Italian lunch.


Similarly, when we arrived in Livorno, David, our English driver, was ready and waiting. We were a little early which enabled us to get on the road, ahead of the coaches, making our visit to Pisa easy and not crowded. The journey to Florence was comfortable and interesting, this was David's home town, so he also took us to a lovely restaurant, which he frequents, in the hills, for lunch. We were very happy to ask him to join us. We all had a tremendous time and we were sorry to say goodbye when he delivered us back tired and happy to our ship.


I would be very happy to recommend ShoreBee to others, would certainly use the company again and do not have a single negative comment to make. Also, I am happy for any of my comments to be used on the company website as recommendations for other potential customers.
Thank you one and all for making our holiday so memorable.

 

May I wish you and the company every success in the future, it deserves to do well.

 

Kind regards,

Pauline H., GB

Excursions Venice, Olympia, Athens, Ephesus, Istanbul - MAY 2015 - The Nederlands - Nieuw Amsterdam

 

Hallo

 

Dank je wel nog voor het perfect regelen van alles. De taxichauffeur stond ons op de luchthaven al op te wachten, we werden in een mooie bus naar het schip gebracht.

 

De eerste excursie was in Katakolon, Maria stond ons al op te wachten. Onze reisleidster was Dina. Zij wist heel veel te vertellen over het ontstaan van de olympische spelen. Het was een leerzame excursie.

 

De tweede excursie was naar Athene, Sisi wachtte ons hier op. We reden door Athene en hebben verschillende bezienswaardigheden gezien. Ze wist hoe laat de wisseling van de wacht was, hier waren wij precies op tijd. Het was erg leuk om te zien. Bij de Acropolis ging ze mee omhoog en vertelde van alles. We mochten nog even rond lopen en dan zelf terug naar de bus. Een ouder stel was wel een half uur te laat.  De weg kwijt, tip loop met z'n allen weer terug hierdoor hadden we haast geen tijd om door de plaka te lopen.

 

De derde excursie was Istanbul, dit was een prive excursie. We hadden hier een geweldige gids, die heel veel van de wereld had gezien en ook veel wist te vertellen over alles. Hij nam ook overal alle tijd voor.

 

De laatste excursie was in Kusadasie toen gingen we naar Efese. Hier hadden een wat oudere gids, dit was ook een prive tour. Hij deed erg zijn best om alles zo goed mogelijk te vertellen.

 

Terug was de taxi er weer keurig op tijd om ons naar de luchthaven te brengen.

 

We hebben genoten van onze cruise, dit kwam mede ook door de perfect geregelde excursies.  Iedereen stond ruim op tijd klaar, we waren ook weer keurig op tijd terug bij de boot.

 

Nogmaals dank, als we weer gaan cruisen maken we weer gebruik van jullie.

 

Met vriendelijk groet Anita D., NL

Excursion Ephesus - MAY 2015 - Great Britain - Splendor of the Seas

 

Hi

 

I found shoreBee very difficult to book. I tried several times and on a couple of different days to book but when I went to the checkout it kept adding on the booking again and again and wouldnt let me proceed to pay. Eventually it did work but I didnt do anything different than what I had been doing before.

 

However after that I had a great experience.  I got the confirmation email of time of collection at the port and sure enough we stepped off the ship and our lovely representative Fafia was there to great us.  She was amazing very helpful and informative. The trip was all we would have expected and more thanks to Fafia.

 

I would use shoreBee in the future.

 

Regards
Karen H., GB

Excursion private AIX EN PROVENCE and CASSIS - JUN 2015 - Philippines - Allure of the Seas

 

Hi

 

We had an amazing time in Aix en Provence and Cassis. Our tour guide, Celine was nice and friendly. Thank you for making our trip memorable and exciting.

 

Merci.

Monique M., PH

Excursion Ephesus - JUN 2015 - Australia - Rhapsody of the Seas

 

Let me tell you how happy we were with the Ephesus private shore excursion we had with your company on 3rd June 2015.

 

The professional service and welcoming friendliness provided by our guide and his driver far exceeded our expectations.

 

We were restricted with what we could do because of my mothers 80 years of age, so our guide was flexible and very accommodating in providing an excursion that suited both mine and my mothers wishes.

 

It was also so easy to organise the booking online from Australia.

 

Thank you ShoreBee. I highly recommend your company.

 

Kind regards
Evelyn and Elizabeth


from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Private excursion Naples - June 2015 - Norwegian Spirit

 

Thanks.  We had a great cruise and very nice day in the Naples area with Umberto.  He did a great service for us as a driver.  While he clearly brought us to his buddies in the other tourist trades he steered us right every time. We should have listened to him when we did not (and got the guide).

 

Good service, all was as expected.  Thanks,

 

Mark, US

Excursions Kotor, Rome, Monaco - June 2015 - P&O Oceana

 

Afternoon

 


Thank you for the follow up email.

 


We had a lovely cruise around the Mediterranean and the private excursions arranged through ShoreBee were a joy, as always.  It’s so nice being greeted personally at port and taking a personal excursion in an air conditioned car in hot countries, and often to places where coaches are allowed, for example to the Vatican in Rome.  On all our private excursions the drivers took us an alternative return routes from some fabulous vantage points so that we could stop to take photos of our ship in port.  And on every occasion we were back at our ship, sat by the pool with a drink in our hand before the cruise excursion coaches had returned! We’ll definitely be using ShoreBee again for our next cruise excursions!


As a side issue (and not part of my review above), we were unable to visit Monte Carlo due to an overnight storm which left the Captain unable to use the tenders in the morning to take us to port as the sea was too rough.  So we headed off down the coast the St Tropez instead.  I did contact the excursion company we were booked with (see attached) who were very grateful as they could stop the driver from turning up at port.  They said they would contact ShoreBee accordingly, so that you could advise on the cancellation policy and whether there was any refund entitielment?

 


Many thanks and regards

Jennifer R.

(P&O Oceana, Med cruise, June 2015)

Excursions Olympia, Athens, Rome - June 2015 - Nieuw Amsterdam

 

We booked thru Shorebee at Katakolon, Piraeus and Civitaveccchia.  We had a hard time at Katakolon to find the bus pickup.  The tours at Piraeus and Civitavecchia were both great. 

Thank you.

Edwin S. - US

Excursion Split - July 2015 - Celebrity Constellation

 

Good morning,

 

We have recently returned from our vacation. I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how our excursion in Split, Croatia was. Well, Katya was one of the best tour guides we have ever had on any vacation. She is a true historian and didn't miss a thing. We enjoyed her company very much as well as the drivers. Please tell her we had a fantastic day with her and learned so much about Croatian history.

 

Thank you again for all your hard work,


Fondly,
Michelle H, US

Excursion Pompeii - August 2015 - HAL Zuiderdam

 

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. - NL

Excursion Pompeii - August 2015 - NCL EPIC

 

Hello,

 

I wanted to share my experience with Shorebee and its supplier, WorldTours....

 

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 cruisetour voucher.

 

Your supplier rep (Rosaline) for WorldTours 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 cuiseship price. I would definitely use Shorebee again.

 

Thank-you, Charles G, Canada

Private excursions Istanbul, Ephesus - September 2015 - Nieuw Amsterdam

 

Hello

 

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, US

Private ROME tour - October 2015 - Azamara Quest

 

Hi,

 

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.

 

Barbara, US

Private Florence tour - November 2015 - Norwegian Epic

 

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


David w., Great Britain 

Private excursion Ephesus - May 2016 - Celebrity Equinox

 

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 and the firm in Kusadasi is called Curio Travel. 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.

 

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g297972-d8678357-r381695411-Curio_Travel_Day_Tours-Kusadasi_Turkish_Aegean_Coast.html#

 

Angeline H, Great Britain 

Classical Rome Full Day from Civitavecchia - June 2016 - Harmony of the Seas

 

I will definitely be using “Shorebee” again!

Thanks,

 

Gerald K, US

Amalfi Coast group tour - May 2016 - Brilliance of the seas

 

Hi,


   I would be only too delighted to write a hugely positive review of our Amalfi coast tour but to do so without naming our brilliant tour guide – a delightful young lady carrying a World Tours folder – would be an injustice. Unfortunately, her name escapes my wife and I and we were wondering could you provide the name? She met us at Naples port and largely due to her knowledge and friendly manner we enjoyed our best ever shore tour. She’s worth her weight in gold to ShoreBee and World Tours.


Kind regards,


Peter D, IE

Florence&Pisa; Classical Rome tour; Pompeii, Sorrento & Positano private tour - May 2016 - Carnival Vista

 

Thank you for your services.


Livorno tour was very good.
Rome was well organized and the tour guide was great.
Pompeii tour and the guide was Excellent, very professional, helpful and on time.  Highly recommended.


Thanks


Garo K, US

Livorno, Rome, Naples, Santorini & Athens tours - Norwegean Spirit

 

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!!!

Debbie H., US

Olympia, Athens, Kotor - May 2017 - MSC Musica


Please find herewith my feedback.



Katakolon:
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.
 

Athens:
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.
 

Kotor:
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,



Best regards,



Ad van den H., The Nederlands

Pompeii Groeps Excursie - mei 2017 - Norwegian Epic

 

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.



Groeten

Familie B, Nederlands

 

Cinque terre private tour - May 2017 - Norwegian Epic

 

Hi!

 

Thank you for following up.

 

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.

 

Thanks

 

Paula C., KY

Olympia, Athens, Kotor - May 2017 - MSC Musica

 

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.


Thank You,


Charlotte S., New Zeland 

Private excursion Kotor - May 2017 - Royal Caribbean, Rhapsody of The Seas

 

Hello,

 

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.

 

Best regards,

 

Corrina K. and Family., Germany

Amalfi Coast, Rome tour, Monaco tour - May 2017 - Norwegian Epic

 

Many Thanks on Jobs Well Done

 

Hi,


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.


Sincerely,


Donna K. US

Rome tour, Monaco tour, Florence tour - JUNE 2017 - Norwegian Epic

 

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

 


Regards

 

Nigel W. Great Britain 

Valencia Bike tour - JUNE 2017 - TUI Discovery 2

 

Hi 

 

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.

 

Regards

Steven W. Great Britain 

Pompeii private tour, Livorno tour - JUNE 2017 - Norwegian Epic

 

private transfer + excursion in Pompeii:


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 !

 

best regards

 

Annelies V. Belguim

Zeebrugge transfer - juni 2017 - Celebrity Eclipse

 

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.

 

Michael S., Great Britain

Pompeii excursion, Rome tour, Florence & Pisa tour - June 2017 - NCL Epic

 

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.

Best regards,


Raquel K, California

Naples tour, Rome tour, Florence & Pisa - June 2017 - Norwegian Epic

 

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.
3.  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.
4.  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.

Best regards


GL Teo, Singapore

Kotor tour - July 2017 - Rhapsony of the seas

 

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.

Kind regard

Shane H, The Nederlands

Private excursion Florence & Pisa- July 2017 - NCL EPIC

 

Hello there,

 

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.

 

Thanks!

 

Tim, Canada

Mykonos excursion - August 2017 - NCL STAR

 

Today we had a fantastic excursion on 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.

 

Regards

Marco M, The Nederlands

Excursion Rome and Pisa - September 2017 - Belgium - NCL EPIC

 

Op 7 september hebben wij een excursie gedaan met shorebee, transfer naar pisa.De bus was op tijd, en konden de rit naar pisa aanvangen.We hadden 2.5u tijd om in pisa rond te lopen, juist genoeg om toffe foto's te maken van de scheve toren en dergelijke, een beetje meer tijd had welkom geweest, maar dat weet je op voorrand.De transfer naar de gezamelijke parking in Livorno is goed verlopen. Daar konden we dan op tijd de bus van de cruisemaatschappij op tijd terug nemen.

 

Rome was super en zeer goede gids ILENYA heel veel info!

 

fam vlemincx uit schoten belgie

Excursion Kotor - September 2017 - US - NCL Star

 

Thank you for your reply and information. We had a wonderfully pleasant & informative driver today in Kotor & Budva. We enjoyed our short time while we were here.

 

We look forward to Olympia, Athens & Split.

 

Alice H., US

Tour cancellation - September 2017 - US

 

I recently booked a tour in error, and reluctantly asked for cancellation.  

The full value of the tour was refunded immediately without complication.  I look forward with confidence to future opportunity to use Shorebee services.

 

John. F - US