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Cruise Shore Excursions

Nestled within the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a popular destination for many major cruise lines. From Genoa to Venice, Italian ports are a must-see for seafarers, whether Italy is their sole destination or just a stop on a longer Mediterranean cruise. Each port of call has something unique to offer, and Trips 2 Italy can help you and your travel companions explore Italy your way by arranging unique and exciting cruise shore excursions.

We know that while cruising travelers have a limited amount of time at each port. When attempting to personally plan a land excursion, travelers run the risk of missing their ship departing time and being stuck in a foreign land. Allowing Trips 2 Italy to plan your excursion eliminates that stress and gives you peace of mind that you’ll not only experience Italy, but you’ll also make it back to your ship safely and on time.

From walking tours or gondola tours of Venice to wine tasting in historic Aquileia, Trips 2 Italy offers a wide variety of custom excursion packages. Spend hours touring the most enticing attractions of the Liguria Coast or enjoy a magical performance at Palermo’s puppet theatre. Taste decadent foods and wine on a guided food tour, or immerse yourself in the many art districts of Italy. Ranging from history and culture-focused tours to exciting Italian cave explorations, and everything in between, there is something available for every interest, no matter how long your ship is docked. 

Region City Trip Type Length Of Stay Ports

Cesena and Bertinoro Tour

The Cesena and Bertinoro tour lasts for 6 hours and takes you through the Savio Valley, up to the coast of the Adriatic Sea. You’ll enjoy the town’s historic center, as well as the Malatesta fortress and much more

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa from La Spezia

This 5-hour tour takes you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, and lets you experience one of the most famous of all Italian destinations, the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Santa Margherita, Genoa’s Cathedral and Palace

Our 8.3-hour Santa Margherita, Genoa’s cathedral and palace tour lets you explore three fabulous cities and numerous historical attractions during a daylong excursion ideal for everyone visiting the area

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Aquileia and Wine Tasting

Italy’s famed wines and the historical village of Aquileia are the focus of this enjoyable 4.3-hour walking tour, ideal for those who want to get a real taste of Italian history

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Venice with Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Cathedral

For those seeking a way to visit some of the most popular attractions in Venice, this 6-hour tour offers the chance to go inside the Doge’s Palace, as well as St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice

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Ravenna and Faenza Tour

8-hour Ravenna and Faenza tour takes you through UNESCO historic monuments, stunning ancient churches and much more. You will experience ceramic production, ancient history and blended cultures

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City Tours with Coffee and Tasting

This walking tour is ideal for those who really want to get a “taste” of Palermo – the city tour with coffee and tastings is truly something to savor.

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Doge’s Palace and Gondola Ride

This 6-hour guided tour takes you into the heart of Venice to give you a personal experience within the Doge’s Palace. Afterward, you’ll enjoy the romantic, magical beauty of Venice’s canals aboard an authentic gondola

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Trieste Walking Tour with Tasting

This 3-hour walking tour of Trieste affords you the chance to enjoy stunning architecture, incomparable history and much more during your tour of the city's amazing attractions

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Alberobello from Otranto

With this 6-hour tour, you get the opportunity to visit the enchanting, unique town of Alberobello from the port in Otranto, which is an ideal place for photo ops.

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Tagliolo Castle with Wine Tasting

For the ultimate taste of Italy, this 6-hour tour offers the chance to explore Tagliolo Castle and enjoy an Italian wine tasting with some of the area’s finest vintages

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Genoa and the Largest Aquarium in Europe Tour

The 5-hour Genoa and the Largest Aquarium in Europe Tour gives you an eye-opening experience, as well as putting you in personal contact with Italy’s rich history, culture and architecture

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Walking Tour of Palermo

There are few better ways to enjoy the beautiful city of Palermo than with our 3.3-hour walking tour that will take you through some of the city’s most famous attractions.

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San Giorgio, Murano Glass Factory and Gondola Ride

This 5-hour tour allows you to explore a working Murano glass factory, takes you through stunning San Giorgio and lets you relax and unwind with a magical gondola ride through the canals of Venice

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Ostuni from Otranto

Journey to Ostunui, the White City, and experience some of the most magical architecture in all of Italy. This 5.3-hour tour offers exploration, enchantment and free time.

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Bologna and Maranello with Ferrari’s Museum Tour

This tour of Bologna and Maranello with Ferrari’s Museum tour offers history, culture and racing history – it’s an ideal excursion for auto fans, as well as those who want to experience past and current Italian culture

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Venetian Costumes Tour

Experience the rich history of Venice’s clothing trade and experience the beauty of period clothing, from bridal gowns to formal wear

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Cinque Terre Tour from Portofino

This 8.3-hour Cinque Terre tour from Portofino combines wild, rugged landscapes with one of the most enjoyable cities for visitors in Italy. From natural beauty to historical attractions, this tour has it all

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Historical Centre of Genova Tour

This 4-hour historical centre of Genova tour gives visitors the chance to enjoy a full half-day of exploration, cultural enjoyment and incomparable history in this lovely region

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Charming Apulia: Bari and Castellana Caves from Otranto

Take an 8-hour tour of Charmin Apulia, while visiting the city of Bari and the Caves of Castellana.

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Walking Tour of Venice

This 4-hour walking tour takes you past some of Venice’s most famous sights, and lets you explore the ancient city to your heart’s content, all while enjoying a relaxing stroll through its plazas and narrow streets

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Gallipoli from Otranto Port

Experience the beauty of Gallipoli with this 4-hour tour departing from the port in Otranto. You’ll have a full half-day to enjoy this stunning city and everything it offers.

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Ca’ Rezonico, the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica

This 5-hour tour allows you to explore some of Venice’s most stunning sights, including the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and Ca’ Rezzonico. Filled with history, culture and amazing beauty, this is one of the most popular tours in Venice

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The Caves of Castellana from Otranto Port

This tour offers more than 5 hours of enjoyment, adventure and exploration after departing from Otranto, with the highlight being the trip through the lovely, magical Caves of Castellana

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Genoa and Portofino Tour

For those seeking an exciting getaway while traveling, our Genoa and Portofino tour is an excellent option. At 8.3 hours, it offers an all-day excursion with plenty to see and do

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Venice and Jewish Ghetto

Don’t miss the most residential part of Venice – the Jewish Ghetto. This is the liveliest and most colorful section of the city, and it reverberates with the sounds of life and laughter.

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Puppet Theatre

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Palermo and a trip to the magical Puppet Theatre with this 3.3-hour trip for all ages into the heart of Sicilian culture.

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Tour of San Marino State

The tour of San Marino State gives you the chance to explore the second smallest country in the world, as well as enjoying some of Italy’s richest history and culture with historic sites and more

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Pisa and Historical Centre of Genova

This 8-hour tour offers you the chance to explore the amazing city of Pisa, as well as the historical centre of Genova during your trip to Italy

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Genoa, San Lorenzo Cathedral and Chiesa del Gesu

Our Genoa, San Lorenzo Cathedral and Chiesa del Gesu tour is one of the most exciting options available for visitors to Italy, and lets you explore one of the greatest cities in the country

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Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Pisa Tour

This 8.3-hour Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and Pisa tour is an excellent way to visit some of Italy’s most profound historic and cultural areas, all wrapped up in a single trip

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Bologna and Ducati Museum

The Bologna and Ducati Museum tour offers a full 8 hours of historical and automotive enjoyment for visitors to the area. The tour includes historic sites, lunch and cultural explorations galore

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Highlights of the Apulia Region: Bari, Alberobello and Ostuni

Take a full day tour and experience the wonderful highlights of the Apulia region by visiting Bari, Alberobello and Ostuni during this 5-hour tour departing from Otranto.

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Venetian Lagoon Cruise

Venice’s famed lagoon beckons you to explore its crystal clear, blue waters aboard ship. Make sure to bring your camera on this Venetian cruise, too, as you’ll get some of the best views of the city’s most famous landmarks

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Tour Venice by Gondola

Take a tour of Venice the way you were meant to – seated in one of the city’s famous gondolas. There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty and wonder of this ancient city

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Ravenna City Tour

The Ravenna city tour lasts for 4 hours, and provides visitors with the chance to enjoy some stunning locations, including several UNESCO World Heritage monuments, the Galla Placidia and much more

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Murano and Burano

This 4-hour tour gives you an up close and personal look at the stunning glass factories of Murano Island, as well as a tour of the brightly painted houses on Burano Island

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Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo

Our Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo tour lets you explore three stunning Ligurian villages, learn about their history and enjoy a relaxing shore excursion during your cruise around Italy

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