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Old April 29th, 2015, 10:37 AM
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Hi, I am sailing to Rome and Florence in June but noticed it is a couple of hours to each city from where the ship docks. What is the best way to get to theses cities. The ship prices are really expensive, is there a cheaper option?

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Old April 29th, 2015, 05:58 PM
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Hi there, both locations are accessible (and cost effective) via the Italian train system, for Rome there is a frequent service to/from Civitavecchia plus a short walk at either end. Florence (Firenze) is a little less easy as you may have to change in Pisa, and the train station in Livorno where the ship will dock is a good couple of miles away - there is a regular bus service to the shuttle pickup/dropoff point.
An alternative is to get a group of you in a taxi, but make sure you negotiate the price before setting off.

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I agree with Alan. If you want to do it yourself, take the train. Quick, easy, and very cost effective. If you want to do a tour, there are many available, especially from some wonderful independent shore excursion companies. I'm not a big fan of those offered by the cruise line; too expensive, too regimented, and always too crowded.

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I agree with both, but what I recommend always is to take a shore excursion agency because give you guarantee to be back on time to the port. If you do it by your own run the risk of missing the ship if the train is delayed.

There are a few of them, I only use one and why change if they gave me all what I want and the best prices on the market since 2009 jeje

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