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Top Tours and Activities to Boost Your Cruise Experience

With over 40,000 Viator tours and activities worldwide, ARC MarketPlace has destination activities, tours, and shore excursions to make your cruise vacation one that you’ll never forget.

Imagine taking a 45-minute off-shore adventure that’s in true “Miami-Vice Style.” From the comfort of plush seating, you can capture the views of Miami and its awesome skyline on your camera or smartphone. As you cruise along the Miami Coastline, you’ll pass by celebrities’ multi-million dollar mansions on Star Island, Fisher Island and Miami Beach, where you’ll appreciate the Art Deco district of South Beach.

Whether you start your cruise vacation with a bang or end with a last hurrah, you’ll have the time of your life. Read on to learn the top tours and activities that will boost your experience.

ARC MarketPlace: Top Tours and Activities

Miami

Explore Little Havana! Take a private tour with a tourator (historian/cultural guide who’ll be dressed in heritage theme Cuban attire as he/she guides you through Little Havana. You’ll see iconic sites such as Domino Park and the art deco gem Tower Theater. You’ll visit the world renowned Cubaocho where you’ll view art from Cuban Artists prior to Fidel Castro take-over of Cuba. You’ll visit Ball & Chain, a 1930’s Speakeasy, along with Little Havana Cigar Factory where you’ll see workers roll cigars and sip on Cuban coffee. This tour is full of history on the neighborhood, USA/Cuban relations from past, present and future. It includes tapas and a cocktail!

San Francisco

Enjoy a combination tour of Alcatraz with a craft beer walking tour in Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach; two of San Francisco’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. In between local history, stories and photo ops, you can stop into some San Francisco’s best beer bars to drink and learn about
Bay Area craft beer. On this small group tour, many craft beer tastings are included at three bars as are light snacks. Learn, drink, and celebrate!

San Diego

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Take a biplane coastal tour of San Diego! The Beach Coastal Run is a 20 minute flight with a certified flight instructor/tour pilot to and around the San Diego Beaches. Mt Soledad, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, and Pacific Beach areas are easily within birds eye view. San Diego has an extraordinary aviation heritage with a rich list of historic aviation figures. As you fly the aircraft like the Aviation “greats” once flew in a Biplane, you’ll see an unobstructed view of San Diego from above. To commemorate your experience, you’ll receive a free flight certificate/logbook entry.

New York

Do you love to read crime and mystery novels? If so, take the Crime in NYC Walking Tour: A History of Vice and Murder. As you explore Lower Manhattan, you and your guide and fellow tour members will discuss the evolution of orphan street gangs into the mafia, con men and bank robbers who rubbed elbows with the Vanderbilts. You’ll learn about gun fights that would make the Wild West blush and the politicians who encouraged it. You’ll visit the old Five Points District, Chinatown, the Bowery and of course the Lower East Side. When the tour’s over, you’ll know how New York’s crime history began.

Los Angeles

Surf’s up! Book a private surf lesson with the Santa Monica Surf School. They’re surfers, travelers, and dreamers who live by one rule – ride on. They’ll help you get up on your first wave or master your technique and surfing goals. They’ll teach you everything about surfing – from technique, to etiquette, to surfing culture. To capture your experience, your surf lesson includes GoPro Footage. Surfing is a lifestyle. It’s about freedom, friendship, and most importantly – fun. Your surf experience will be one of the best times you’ve had in the water.

Are You Ready to Start and End Your Cruise with Viator Tours and Activities?

ARC MarketPlace offers over 40,000 Viator tours and activities around the world and at various ports of call. Instead of having the same old, same old cruise experience, choose one or more tours and activities to make your trip more memorable. Whether you choose an excursion at the beginning or end, your travel won’t be boring. You’ll have plenty of stories to share with your family and friends. If you’re ready to spice up your cruise vacation, contact your Travel Planners International agent today to learn more. You’re one step closer to having a trip of a lifetime!

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