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Old October 2nd, 2004, 07:17 AM
Mel & Peggy
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Default Re: do-it-yourself shore excursions

We have just returned from a sailing on the RCCL Splendour of the Seas from Barcelona to Marseille, Villefranche Florence, Rome and Naples. Prior to the cruise we arranged for private tours for our group of 20 in 4 of the ports. For Villefranche Sylvie Di Cristo for 100 EURO per person provided a 25 person bus and served as our English speaking guide to Nice, Cannes and Monaco/Monte Carlo. This did not include the tip or lunch. We were picked up a 9 AM and returned at 5:30 PM, We saved 30% from the ship's tour We highly recommend Sylvie.

For the tours in Florence, Rome, and Naples we hired J & J Services, operated by Jeremy Ross from the USA now living in Italyk. In each of the ports in Italy we were picked up at 9 AM and returned at 5:30 PM. Jeremy provided 25 seat buses and English speaking guides in Florence, Rome and Naples, The cost was $100 USD for Florence, $86 USD for Rome and $65 USD for Naples. This does not include the tip or lunch. We saved up to 50% of the cost of the ship's tours in Italy. We highly recommend J & J Services in Italy.
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