Originally posted by Albertagirl:
Thanks for your reply, when you say there will not be people waiting, is that because of the 'location' of the port or the time of the year? We are at the beginning of the season? Thanks
In Europe generally, and there are exceptions, people are not waiting at the ports to take you on tours like you find in the Caribbean, South Pacific and Mexican Riviera. Some of the ports are quite a distance from the sights and that might be the reason. Another reason might be that the majority of tourists arrive by air rather than cruise ships. You rarely see many taxis waiting to take people on tours.
People tour Europe all year long but you are right you are at the beginning of the cruise ship tourist season. I would think if their business relied on getting tourists off of cruise ships rather than other methods that they would be there every day that a cruise ship was docked no matter what point in the season it was.
Now that I've told you this you will probably find people lined up waiting to take you on a tour. Personally I would not chance this.