Shore Excursions in the USA

To help you experience the very best of your destinations, Cunard offers a diverse selection of excursions ashore, from leisurely sightseeing to exciting activities.

129 excursions in the USA.

Excursions are released around 12 weeks before the cruise departs. To book an excursion for your cruise, please visit Voyage Personaliser

  • New York
  • 5 hours
    • High activity level
  • TOUR CODE: NYC_118

Lower Manhattan & High Line

Feel the pulse of Lower Manhattan and walk the High Line.

  • Lower Manhattan & High Line
  • Lower Manhattan & High Line
  • Lower Manhattan & High Line
  • Lower Manhattan & High Line
  • Lower Manhattan & High Line

Take a drive through the dynamic streets of Manhattan and absorb the sights as you sweep along Broadway.

A stop will be made at the 9/11 Memorial to view the water features that sit within the original footprints of the twin towers. These poignantly display the names of those who lives were sadly lost. You’ll then walk through the financial district and view iconic sights such as Wall Street, and the New York Stock Exchange (exterior view only). A brief stop will also be made at Battery Park where you can view the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

Afterwards, you’ll rejoin your bus for a drive through the vibrant areas of Greenwich Village and Soho and onto the Chelsea area, also known as the ‘Meatpacking District’. Here, you’ll walk the High Line, an old elevated railway situated 30 feet above the city’s west side. Today it has been transformed into a park with meandering pathways, street artwork and views that look down over the bustling city streets, and it is amongst New York’s most visited attractions.

After the High Line, you’ll have some free time to mingle with the locals at the bustling Chelsea Food Market, before heading back to the pier.

This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. This tour involves around 2½ - 3 hours of walking over relatively flat terrain. The walk at High Line is around 30 minutes over varying terrain. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. US Dollars are accepted for purchases.

Lower Manhattan & High Line

Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore

Become acquainted with the scenic and cultural attractions of Oahu’s North Shore, the way the locals do.

  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore
  • Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore

Take a scenic drive over the most expensive freeway ever built, H3, to the island’s windward side, to the Valley of the Temples and location of the stunning Byodo Temple. Lying at the base of 2,000 foot lush green cliffs, this beautiful Buddhist temple is a replica of the 900 year old Byodo-In located in Uji, Japan. The valley sits against a back-drop of tall cliffs and is landscaped with traditional lush Japanese gardens and Koi ponds. Inside the temple you’ll find the largest wooden Buddha carved over 900 years ago and decorated with gold and lacquer.

Travel North along scenic shores past Chinaman’s Hat and Kahana Bay to Kahuku, home of the North Shore Shrimp Farms. You’ll stop at one of the locals favorite shrimp trucks for some delicious locally farmed Garlic Shrimp, Fish or Chicken and Hawaiian style shaved ice.

After lunch a short drive will bring you to beautiful Sunset Beach, which is famous for towering surf during the winter months and the location of many International surf contests. Next, drive by picturesque Waimea Valley and one of the world’s finest big wave surfing beaches.

Continue on to Haleiwa Beach Park, one of many surf breaks on the North Shore which make up a strip of what many surfers call 'the seven mile miracle'. Then drive through historical Haleiwa Town, past extensive views of Hawaii’s last pineapple fields en route to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. After a brief stop at the plantation, you will return directly to the cruise ship pier.

This exciting tour is led by a trained naturalist who will provide interesting and fun information about Hawaii’s birds, plants, geology, geography, history, marine biology and oceanography throughout your adventure.

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. It is recommended that you wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.

Explore & Taste Oahu's Famous North Shore

Best of Boston, Lexington & Concord

See the most important sites of Lexington and Concord and enjoy a glimpse of Boston too.

  • Best of Boston, Lexington & Concord
  • Best of Boston, Lexington & Concord
  • Best of Boston, Lexington & Concord
  • Best of Boston, Lexington & Concord
  • Best of Boston, Lexington & Concord

In 1775, the British advance travelled a route through Lexington to Concord where the opposing ranks met in battle and consequently this was designated the Battle Road. Today, Lexington remains a place that has the classical elements of a small New England town.

Visit Lexington Green, where Paul Revere rode to warn the Minutemen that the British were coming. Old North Bridge is the site in Concord where 400 Minutemen faced the British and fired the shot that started the Revolutionary War. Inside Old North Church, you will notice the unusually tall pew boxes, which kept out winter draughts and enabled worshippers to sit around communal foot-warmers.
br> Enjoy a delightful luncheon at the atmospheric Union Oyster House, America’s oldest continually operating restaurant.

The return route will take you through Cambridge and Harvard Yard, where you will have an opportunity to stroll past the hallowed halls of America’s oldest and most prestigious university. Your guide will also point out the country homes of renowned authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott.

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Guests with walking difficulties may opt to remain on the coach during the stops. There is approximately 2½ hours of walking included on flat pavements.

Best of Boston, Lexington & Concord
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • 3 hours
    • Low activity level,
    • Refreshments included
  • TOUR CODE: BHB_002

Acadia National Park & The Looking Glass

Take in the beauty of Acadia National Park and enjoy a visit to 'The Looking Glass for tea', treats and impressive panoramas.

  • Acadia National Park & The Looking Glass
  • Acadia National Park & The Looking Glass
  • Acadia National Park & The Looking Glass

The 27 mile long Loop Road within the Acadia National Park will take you past sights such as Jordan Pond House, Otter Cliffs and Thunder Hole. Sit back, relax and take in the surrounding beauty of this splendid National Park. You’ll also enjoy the impressive views of Acadia’s rugged coastline as you head along the park loop road.

‘The Looking Glass’ in Bar Harbor is renowned for its wonderfully commanding view of Frenchman Bay. This delightful restaurant is located on the sight of Fairview, the stately manor home of Mary Roberts Rinehart, a famous mystery writer of the late 19th and early 20th century. A stop will be made here for you to enjoy a slice of Maine’s traditional blueberry pie with either tea or coffee.

This excursion will operate by coach. A short photograph stop within the National Park may be made en route where if parking permits. Views are subject to weather conditions. Highlights of this tour may operate in reverse order.

Acadia National Park & The Looking Glass
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