Shore Tours

Making the most of your time ashore

A Fred. Olsen cruise is always a warm, friendly and relaxing experience, but there are also fantastic opportunities to explore new places and meet new people. Our cruises have been carefully designed to show you as many interesting destinations as possible, from little villages perched cliff-side in the Norwegian Fjords to explorations of European capital cities.

So that you can get the most out of your experiences ashore, we offer a range of tailored half and full-day Shore Tours in almost all of our ports of call.

You can view, plan and book your shore tours from around 8-12 weeks prior to your cruise. You will receive an email to your registered email address once tours are available to be viewed and bookable via your My Cruises account.

You can relax while we make it happen

Booking a tour with Fred. Olsen means you can be certain that guides and transportation will be waiting for you on the quayside, allowing you to make the very best of your time in the destination. In the event your tour is delayed in returning to the port, our ship will, of course, be waiting for you.

Although our cruise itineraries are planned in advance, occasionally unforeseen circumstances can sometimes result in an itinerary change. Rest assured that if this should occur, we will refund any pre-booked tours that you miss and the tour provider will endeavour to put a new programme of activities in place for the revised port of call, ensuring you will really enjoy your cruise at it's best.

You can relax while we make it happen

Booking a tour with Fred. Olsen means you can be certain that guides and transportation will be waiting for you on the quayside, allowing you to make the very best of your time in the destination. In the event your tour is delayed in returning to the port, our ship will, of course, be waiting for you.

Although our cruise itineraries are planned in advance, occasionally unforeseen circumstances can sometimes result in an itinerary change. Rest assured that if this should occur, we will refund any pre-booked tours that you miss and the tour provider will endeavour to put a new programme of activities in place for the revised port of call, ensuring you will really enjoy your cruise at it's best.

Trondheim Hike with a local guide
Couple in Victoria, Seychelles
Guests enjoying a helicopter ride

Planning with you in mind

Detailed descriptions for each tour allows you to judge if the tour is right for you before you decide to book, and with a variety of tours on offer, you are sure to find something of interest, whether you are travelling alone or with others. Our fantastic Journey Guides which detail all the Shore Tours available for your cruise will be sent to you 8-13 weeks prior to departure, so that you can decide which tours you would like to take.

By pre-booking your tours before you set sail, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are booked on the tours of your choice, allowing you more time to relax and soak up the fantastic atmosphere on board. Shore tours will be available to book online in your My Cruises account from approximately four weeks prior to your cruise, as well as by calling our Destinations Team on 01473 746 163.

Planning with you in mind

Trondheim Hike with a local guide
Couple in Victoria, Seychelles
Guests enjoying a helicopter ride

Detailed descriptions for each tour allows you to judge if the tour is right for you before you decide to book, and with a variety of tours on offer, you are sure to find something of interest, whether you are travelling alone or with others. Our fantastic Journey Guides which detail all the Shore Tours available for your cruise will be sent to you 8-13 weeks prior to departure, so that you can decide which tours you would like to take.

By pre-booking your tours before you set sail, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are booked on the tours of your choice, allowing you more time to relax and soak up the fantastic atmosphere on board. Shore tours will be available to book online in your My Cruises account from approximately four weeks prior to your cruise, as well as by calling our Destinations Team on 01473 746 163.

Tours that take you deeper

On each and every cruise we have a carefully curated programme of tours available. As well as visiting those areas which are well-known in each destination, we also offer other options specially designed for guests who want to explore outside of the usual tourist trails. These tours will give you a better understanding of local cultures, traditions and ways of life.

We offer a limited number of spaces on many of our tours to ensure we don’t overwhelm the destinations that we visit - and also to give our guests the very best and most enjoyable experience possible.

Reindeer sledding tour, Norway

Tours that take you deeper

Reindeer sledding tour, Norway

On each and every cruise we have a carefully curated programme of tours available. As well as visiting those areas which are well-known in each destination, we also offer other options specially designed for guests who want to explore outside of the usual tourist trails. These tours will give you a better understanding of local cultures, traditions and ways of life.

We offer a limited number of spaces on many of our tours to ensure we don’t overwhelm the destinations that we visit - and also to give our guests the very best and most enjoyable experience possible.

Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius tour
Guest in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Guests in Barcelona, Spain

Explore independently

A wide range of tours suit all interests and tastes, from panoramic sightseeing tours to energetic and adventurous tours. If you would like to try something different which is not listed in the tour programme for your cruise, please do not hesitate to contact our Destination Experience department on 01473 746 163 to discuss your requirements (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00hrs).

We will then liaise with the local tour provider on your behalf, and where possible entrance tickets will be purchased in advance, so you do not lose valuable time queuing. Local tour providers also look to negotiate special opening times when required, so you can visit those important attractions that may be typically closed on certain days.

To enhance your independent exploration further, just go to your My Cruises account and download port maps for each destination you are visiting, where you'll be able to see points of interest to discover.

Explore independently

Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius tour
Guest in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Guests in Barcelona, Spain

A wide range of tours suit all interests and tastes, from panoramic sightseeing tours to energetic and adventurous tours. If you would like to try something different which is not listed in the tour programme for your cruise, please do not hesitate to contact our Destination Experience department on 01473 746 163 to discuss your requirements (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00hrs).

We will then liaise with the local tour provider on your behalf, and where possible entrance tickets will be purchased in advance, so you do not lose valuable time queuing. Local tour providers also look to negotiate special opening times when required, so you can visit those important attractions that may be typically closed on certain days.

To enhance your independent exploration further, just go to your My Cruises account and download port maps for each destination you are visiting, where you'll be able to see points of interest to discover.

If you have any questions regarding our Shore Tours, please do get in touch with us either via emailing destinationexperiences@fredolsen.co.uk or calling our Team on 01473 746 163.