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Old September 22nd, 2004, 11:32 AM
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Default Med Cruise - Excursions or not?

I am going on the Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas on Oct. 9. I am unsure of how to get around at these ports:

Marseille, France
Villefranche (Nice), France
Livorno(Florence/Pisa),Italy
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Naples, Italy

Do I need excursions to get into town? Can I take a cab for a reasonable price? When are the excursions necessary?? We're trying to stay on budget and the excursions are $$. We are good at getting around Europe on our own, but if a cab is as much as a tour maybe it's worth it. Just wanted to check in ahead of time to get an idea...

Any help would be so appreciated!!

Thanks!
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Old September 23rd, 2004, 11:29 AM
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Regular crusiers will organise private shared tours with reliable local private drivers and guides which helps bring down the costs considerably if you can get a group of 6 or 8 together. These email addresses are some of the bests guides around and should get you started. info@florencetour.com (for Livorno) info@driveamalfi.com (for Naples) and sylvie.di.cristo@wanadoo.fr (for Villefranche and Marseille)
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Old October 31st, 2004, 05:17 AM
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i have been to most of those ports and found that you dont really need an excursion you can walk around most of the places easily but on some you get a good deal on taxi rides like in villefranche we walked round the sea front then got a taxi to take us up the top of the hills for about 20euros. those ports are really great places, have you been there before?
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Old December 20th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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If you are visit,ing Turkey especially Ephesus you definitly need a guided tour.
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