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Venture Ashore introduces 200 new tours for 2024 due to increasing demand

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Venture Ashore expands with new tours in Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and North and South America, including Alaska.

NEW YORK, NY – Venture Ashore, the independent shore excursion company, is announcing 200 new tours for 2024 in key locations such as Italy, France, Greece, Caribbean, Thailand, Canada, Mexican Rivera, South America, Alaska and Vietnam. With tours including cooking, water-based and thrill-seeking experiences. The introduction of these new tours follows a successful year in 2023, which saw a 63% increase in demand.

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Travellers are looking for more meaningful, authentic and unique experiences when they travel in order to become immersed in each destination they visit. Venture Ashore continues to focus on small group tours and private experiences and has added more tours where there is increased demand, for example in Roatan, where there are more cruise liners alternating their itineraries to avoid congestion in port. Customers can book experiences that are up to 40% lower than cruise line prices through the Essential Collection tours. There is also a back-to-ship guarantee, don’t port – don’t pay security, flexible seven-day cancellation policy and high-quality experiences.

Kirsty Bachelor, Director of Sales, Venture Ashore, says: “To announce 200 new tours for 2024 is a great achievement for the team at Venture Ashore. The cruise industry has witnessed an impressive bounce back and following an increase in bookings to our key destinations in 2023, this has allowed us to provide our guests with new exceptional experiences. All our tours are handpicked by our highly knowledgeable team, that have over 100 years of combined experience in the cruise and travel industry. We work closely with our travel agent providers to enhance their customers’ cruise reservations by delivering shore excursions and experiences that will live long after their cruise has finished.”

New cruise excursions available to book with Venture Ashore for 2024:

Journey through the Cinque Terre by train, Italy

The best way to explore and see everything that Cinque Terre has to offer in a day is by train. The first stop is Manarola, a charming and picturesque villa with its brightly coloured tower, houses and steep narrow alleyways leading to the seafront. Other villages on the tour include: Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso.

Commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, France

Travellers will depart from Le Havre and be taken by private transfer to the D-Day Landing Beaches sites, where nearly 80 years ago the most pivotal battle on the Western Front took place. Other locations visited include Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Coleville-sur-Mer and Arromanches Port. During the tour, guests will be able to learn about the history of the battle from an expert Venture Ashore tour guide, as well as having a packed home-made lunch from a quality local caterer.

Tasting experience in the countryside, Greece

This experience provides transportation to Myrtos Beach as well as a culinary tasting experience of local products. Be awestruck by the stunning contrast between the ivory-white pebbles and the deep azure sea, a true testament to the island’s natural beauty. The guide will also be able to provide insights into Kefalonia’s history, culture and natural wonders. Ensuring travellers leave with unforgettable memories and a deeper connection to this Greek paradise. There is also free time for swimming and relaxation at the stunning Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia.

Cooking in Cozumel, Mexico

Travellers seeking an authentic culinary experience can book a Cooking Lesson in a Traditional Family Kitchen, learning to make margaritas, Jamaica water, handmade tortillas and pica de gallo, guacamole, fresh salsa and a main dish of their choosing. The tour starts by meeting a Venture Ashore tour guide in the local market of Cozumel and will allow travellers to become immersed in the colourful and exotic produce, then picking up the fresh ingredients for the food masterclass. During the masterclass, guests will learn about traditions and useful phrases in Spanish, whilst being guided by a local family on how to create the dishes, before sampling the food and drinks created.

Beach day full of fun, Roatan

Enjoy a scenic drive to the famous West Bay Beach area of Roatan’s West side. The beach has beautiful white sand beaches and travellers will have access to facilities at the Bananarama Resort or Foster Resort, which have both been used for international filming. Guests can choose how to spend their day at the beach, from relaxing to swimming in the crystal blue sea.

Starfish and bioluminescent gazing, Grand Cayman

The tour starts with a drive through different Eastern districts of Grand Cayman, before arriving at the first destination of Starfish Point beach. The beach is known for beautiful Starfish that congregate on the beach every day. After this experience, the next destination is Kaibo Beach, where guests can spend up to an hour and a half relaxing on the white sandy beach and have dinner or enjoy the famous Cayman mudslide cocktail. Next is a boat tour, which makes three stops, where travellers can discover two types of bioluminescent creatures. There is also time for swimming or snorkelling at the beach.

Go 007 in Phuket, Thailand

For James Bond lovers, Venture Ashore offers a James Bond Island with Sea Canoe Tour. Guests will begin the tour by speed boat and arrive at Hong and Panak Islands before going on a canoe and begin exploring Phang-Nga Bay. Lunch is provided on the tour, served on another beautiful island at Panyee Floating Village. After lunch, the guide tours the local village for the chance to observe the locals living on an island in the middle of the sea. Next up is a trip to James Bond Island, famously known for the filming of The Man With the Golden Gun. It’s the perfect opportunity to re-enact 007 scenes for photos, relax, or swim in the clear blue water.

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