Venture Ashore, the world’s largest independent shore excursions provider, adds 9 new European offerings to the “Essential Collection” from WALKS and Devour Tours, part of the City Experiences portfolio of brands

Offered in in top global destinations including Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome and Venice, these additional experiential tours provide guests with exclusive access to personally curated, must-see and do experiences led by an expert team of guides.

New York, NY (July 27, 2022) – Venture Ashore, the largest independent cruise excursions provider in the world, announced today the expansion of its “Essential Collection,” an individually curated compilation of the must-see and do experiences in top cities around the world, maximizing its guests’ time ashore at a great value.

In total, 9 new Venture Ashore experiential tours from WALKS and Devour Tours will be available in Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Civitavecchia, Rome and Venice, Italy.  Immerse yourself in the history and local culture of your desired destination while maximizing your time in port including some of the most popular local experiences led by expert guides via comfortable transportation.

Venture Ashore is part of the portfolio of brands under City Experiences, a leading provider of world-class experiential travel offerings.  Through its vibrant, exclusively curated offerings and personal connectivity, City Experiences delivers guests with an amazing experience, all provided through their own unmatched Crew and expert Tour Guides.

“We are thrilled to expand Venture Ashore’s ‘Essential Collection’ with new one-of-a-kind offerings that will allow our guests to experience even more on their next Mediterranean itinerary,” said Rinat Glinert, chief operating officer, Venture Ashore.  “Our expert local guides will help you explore your port city like never before providing experiences such as a behind-the-scenes access to the Colosseum with your family, a delicious day exploring Venetian culinary culture capped with a gondola ride with your friends, or a Testaccio neighborhood food and market tour with lunch and a gelato experience in Civitavecchia, Rome with your partner, and all delivered with our worry-free guarantee you will get back to your ship on time.”

Venture Ashore’s new tours are being offered with a mix of shared and private experiences and include both pre- and post-cruise land-based offerings.  Each Essential Collection tour begins with a meet and greet at the port with your expert guide and ends with a back to ship guarantee.  Below are highlights of the new experiential offerings and for a full list visit

Civitavecchia, Rome:

  • Walk with the Gladiators Tour and “Rome on Your Own” Tour – Enter through the Gladiator’s Gate and step into some of the most exclusive parts of the Colosseum for an eye-opening tour most visitors only dream of. Your experience of Ancient Rome will be completed with a full tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill where you will learn about the bustling empire that formed one of the founding pillars of western civilization.
  • Testaccio Neighbourhood Food & Market Tour – Explore the authentic Testaccio neighborhood, including its traditional market, and learn why this is the place to go for real Roman food. Get tips on how to eat like a Roman from your expert foodie guide, with a maximum of 10 like-minded food lovers. Taste some of the freshest products in Rome straight from the market stalls: delicious pizzas, cheeses, cured meats, and more.
  • Guided Colosseum Tour with Private Transfer – This special access tour—one of the most exclusive and in-demand Colosseum experiences on the market—is led by a local expert guide, versed in all the guts and glory of this truly magnificent symbol of an ancient people and their astounding pursuits. Enjoy transportation to and from your cruise port in a luxury Mercedes E-Class vehicle.


  • Barcelona Tastes & Traditions – Explore a mix of traditional businesses and the ones that are writing Barcelona’s story today and discover the real city through its food.
  • Complete Gaudi Tour and Barcelona on Your Own– No other tour offers such a deep insight into the life and work of Antoni Gaudí, with first entrance at Casa Batlló; stops at La Pedrera and at Casa Vicens; a skip-the-line tour of Park Guell; and a complete exploration of La Sagrada Família.


  • Legendary Venice: St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Tour – Pass by the long lines at two of Venice’s most significant sites and gain access into the intimate spaces and world-renowned places integral to Venetian history and culture.
  • Welcome to Venice: Walking Tour, St. Mark’s Basilica & Gondola Ride – Take to the streets and canals of Venice in this walking (and floating) tour that combines some of the city’s top sites with a few of her hidden gems and throws in a gondola ride for good measure. Led by an expert local guide who is happy to show you where to eat, what to see, and how to avoid the tourist crowds.
  • Venice Food Tour & Gondola RideExperience the “cicchetti” culture of Venice on a 3-hour tasting tour with a maximum of 12 passengers per tour. Taste different small bites from the region at a selection of venues, marvel at the produce on display at Rialto Market, stand in amazement at the famous Rialto Bridge, and try a local gondola ride.




  • Lisbon Tastes & Traditions – Spend your morning discovering the local’s Lisbon, from our oldest and most-trusted establishments to our best-kept secrets. As you weave through the historic neighborhoods of Baixa, Chiado, Bica and Cais do Sodré, enjoy shops with histories that date back more than a century, iconic dishes prepared by the best of the best and Portuguese pastries known the world over.

Venture Ashore inatoa sadaka mbalimbali za ziara ili kukidhi vikundi, maslahi na bajeti mbalimbali.  Vyama vya 12 au zaidi vinaweza kutumia fursa ya huduma ya vikundi vilivyojitolea, na timu ya wataalamu wa kibinafsi kusaidia uzoefu usio na mshono kutoka mwanzo hadi mwisho kwa itinerary ya kipekee na iliyotengenezwa kwa ushonaji.  Venture Ashore pia inatoa ziara nyingi za kibinafsi na ina ziara ndogo za kikundi, tofauti na marudio na mahitaji, inayochukua hadi watu wa 25 au wachache kama 6.  Venture Ashore huwapa wageni uzoefu wa kusafiri bila wasiwasi na kubadilika zaidi na sera za ukarimu kama vile marejesho kamili yaliyotolewa hadi masaa 24 kabla ya safari, huduma ya wateja ya 24 / 7 na dhamana ya "nyuma ya meli".

City Experiences is a leading provider of world-class experiential travel offerings, redefining how guests see the world with expanded one-of-a-kind travel experiences across major global destinations.  Part of the Hornblower Group, a global leader in experiences and transportation, City Experiences delivers a vast array of water and land-based experience offerings in top cities around the world including Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, London, New York City, Paris, Rome, and San Francisco, amongst others.

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About Venture Ashore

Venture Ashore is the largest provider of independent commissionable cruise excursions in the world, delivering carefully curated amazing experiences for cruise travelers led by professional guides in hundreds of ports worldwide.  Venture Ashore cruising excursions are currently offered across 111 countries with departures from over 500 ports of call worldwide including over 5,000 individual tours.  Venture Ashore is the newest addition to the City Experiences portfolio of brands and backed by Hornblower Group.  Venture Ashore offers an unrivaled global collection of travel experiences fueled by innovative technology to deliver a personable frictionless journey for travelers, advisors, and independent tour providers.  Venture Ashore provides a wide range of tour offerings to satisfy a variety of interests and budgets. Parties of 12 or more can take advantage of our dedicated groups service, with a team of specialists to support a seamless experience from start to finish for a unique and tailor-made itinerary.  Venture Ashore also offers extensive private tours and features small group tours, varying by destination and demand, accommodating up to 25 people or as few as 6.  For more information visit

Kuhusu Uzoefu wa Jiji

Uzoefu wa Jiji unawakilisha kwingineko kubwa ya Kikundi cha Hornblower cha makampuni ya uzoefu wa maji na ardhi na inajumuisha chapa ndogo mbili: City Cruises na City Ferry. Makampuni ya City Cruises yanaendesha shughuli za chakula, kuona na matukio ya kibinafsi katika maeneo 22 nchini Marekani, Canada na Uingereza. Makampuni ya City Cruises pia yanaendesha meli kwa niaba ya Huduma ya Hifadhi ya Taifa na Tume ya Hifadhi ya Niagara na kwa sasa wanashikilia mikataba ya huduma ili kutoa huduma ya kivuko kwa Sanamu ya Uhuru wa Kitaifa na Makumbusho ya Kitaifa ya Ellis Island ya Uhamiaji, Alcatraz Island na Niagara Falls. Kampuni za City Ferry hutoa ujuzi maalum na utaalamu unaohitajika kusafirisha abiria, magari na mizigo mingine salama katika njia za maji za ndani na pwani, akihudumu kama mwendeshaji wa mfumo wa kivuko cha NYC Ferry na Puerto Rico, kati ya wengine. Kwingineko ya Uzoefu wa Jiji la makampuni pia hutoa uzoefu mbalimbali wa maji na ardhi ikiwa ni pamoja na safari za pwani, uzoefu unaotolewa na washirika, vifurushi vya bandari nyingi, na makampuni ikiwa ni pamoja na Venture Ashore, Niagara Jet City Cruises, Walks na Devour Tours. Kwa habari zaidi tembelea

Kuhusu Kikundi cha Hornblower

Hornblower Group ni kiongozi wa kimataifa katika uzoefu na usafirishaji. Biashara za kampuni ya Hornblower Group zinajumuisha vitengo vitatu vya uzoefu wa Waziri Mkuu: American Queen Voyages®, mgawanyiko wake wa usiku kucha; Uzoefu wa Jiji, uzoefu wake wa ardhi na maji pamoja na huduma za kivuko na usafirishaji; na Safari Zaidi, kikundi kinachoongoza cha kusafiri cha Australia. Kuenea kwa historia ya miaka 100, kwingineko ya Kikundi cha Hornblower cha sadaka za kimataifa ni pamoja na uzoefu wa msingi wa maji (dining and sightseeing cruises), uzoefu wa ardhi (ziara za kutembea, ziara za chakula na safari), uzoefu wa usiku kucha (cruises na reli) na huduma za feri na usafirishaji. Hornblower Marine, kampuni tanzu ya Hornblower Group, hutoa huduma za nje na matengenezo ya chombo katika Bridgeport Boatworks huko Bridgeport, Connecticut. Zaidi ya hayo, Mfumo wa Uendeshaji wa Anchor, LLC, kampuni tanzu ya Hornblower Group, hutoa huduma za kutoridhishwa, tiketi, na ujumuishaji wa tovuti kwa wateja katika tasnia ya usafiri, utalii na burudani. Leo, kwingineko ya kimataifa ya Hornblower Group inashughulikia nchi na maeneo ya 114, miji ya Marekani ya 125 na hutumikia zaidi ya wageni milioni 22 kila mwaka. Makao makuu huko San Francisco, California, ofisi za ziada za kampuni za Hornblower Group zinaishi Adelaide, Australia; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; London, Uingereza; Albany Mpya, Indiana; New York, New York; Dublin, Ireland; na kote Ontario, Kanada. Kwa habari zaidi tembelea

Mawasiliano ya waandishi wa habari:

Melissa Gunderson / City Experiences / [email protected]

Michael DeiCas / City Experiences / [email protected]