About Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I purchase shore excursions on this website?

A: Yes, most Seabourn shore excursions can be purchased in advance online once you have booked your cruise and know your itinerary. To purchase a shore excursion online, click the Find Shore Excursions link above.

Q: Do I have to buy the shore excursions online?

A: No. Purchasing a shore excursion online provides immediate confirmation. You can also contact us by phone to purchase tours from our Destination Specialists by calling 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187. You can also purchase excursions after boarding your ship. Space is limited, so book early for the best selection.

Q: Can I purchase tours for both myself and my companion?

A: Yes, you can purchase tours online for all guests on the booking.

Q: How do I know which tours are right for me?

A: Excursion descriptions are marked with various symbols to indicate the amount and difficulty of walking, as well as occasional special interest content. In addition, specific information about restrictions or suggested cautions is included in the tour descriptions. Once you are on board, the Tour Manager can help you assess the suitability of a specific tour in a personal consultation.

Q: What if I need to cancel my excursion?

A: We understand plans change. However, last minute cancellations can result in costs to us or to our third party service providers. Cancellations of shore excursions, spa services or gift orders made more than three days prior to embarkation will be fully refunded; cancellations made onboard or within the three day window prior to embarkation may be subject a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees for certain shore excursions may be up to one hundred percent (100%) of the shore excursion price, depending on the shore excursion. For onboard cancellations of shore excursions, therefore, please speak with the Shore Excursion department onboard for the actual cancellation fee amount. Cancellations of spa services within twenty-four hours of the appointment are subject to a fifty percent (50%) cancellation fee. All cancellations made onboard will be refunded in the form of onboard credit, regardless of whether the purchase was made by a guest or a third party.

Q: What if I want to do two tours in the same day?

A: In many ports, it is possible to do two tours in the same day. However we recommend that you confirm with a destination specialist at 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187 at the time you are booking your excursion. If there is a time conflict, you will be able to select the tour you prefer.

Q: What if I want to do something that’s not offered on a tour?

A: In most ports Seabourn's staff, both ashore and on board, are capable of arranging a wide range of individualized activities. You can make your custom request by calling us at 800-984-3225 or +1 206-626-9187 and speaking with one of our Destination Specialists to arrange your experience before you sail. Our hours of operation are 6am-5pm Monday-Friday and Saturday and Sunday 8am-3:30pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Q: What if a tour is cancelled?

A: If Seabourn cancels a tour due to safety, security of other conditions beyond our control a full refund will credited to your onboard account.

Q: Is it customary to extend gratuities to local tour guides?

A: Yes. Seabourn tour prices do not include gratuities for guides, drivers and other tour operator staff.

Dubrovnik Cable Car Ride & A Stroll through the Old Town: A UNESCO Partner Tour

Approximately 3½ hours
Moderate Walking 
Discovery Tour

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Inscribed in 1979, the Old City of Dubrovnik is Dalmatia's 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Once an independent republic, it was an important Mediterranean maritime power from the 13th century onwards. Dubrovnik has preserved its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains, remaining a remarkably well-preserved example of a late-medieval walled city, with a regular street layout and many intact buildings.

Stroll to the lower cable car station to board the newly restored Dubrovnik Cable Car. Just a few minutes aboard the funicular will bring you to the top of Srdj Hill. The magnificent city of Dubrovnik nests at the foot of the hill and is visible below. The original Dubrovnik Cable Car was built in 1969 and was a favorite among visitors and locals who wanted to enjoy a beautiful view of Dubrovnik's Old Town and the surrounding area. When the war began in 1991, the cable car was used to transfer more than 2.5 million people out of the city to the top of Srdj Hill. It was later destroyed in the war and remained out of service until a recent total restoration.

After a short orientation tour atop the hill, make the most of some free time taking in the majestic view.

The return cable car ride will bring you to the Ploce Gate at the eastern entrance to the Old Town of Dubrovnik, near the old harbor. Your walking tour begins here.

You'll stroll along the Stradun -- the main street of Dubrovnik. Keep an eye out for the Dominican church and the 15th-century Rector's Palace, which used to be seat of the Government for the in once-independent Republic of Dubrovnik (abolished by Napoleon in 1808). You'll also see the cathedral, built on the remains of the old cathedral that was destroyed in 1667 by an earthquake, Sponza Palace, notable for its columned courtyard with elaborate stone carvings, the Church of Saint Blaise and Onofriou's Fountain near the drawbridge and the Pile Gate.

Next, visit the Rupe Granary Museum which preserves and illustrates the cultural heritage of the Dubrovnik region. Your experience will be enhanced by an archaeologist who will provide insight to the history of Dubrovnik and the importance of the Rupe Museum for the economy of the republic from the 16th to 19th centuries.

Finally, enjoy some free time in the Old Town to explore further at your own pace.

Please note: Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.


Learn more: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/95