Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Europe Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2010, 05:26 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3
Default
My husband and I will be on a Celebrity Century trip on Oct-1-2010. We are planning to do all the shore excursions on our own.
Port included: Nice(Villefranche)-France; Florence/Pisa(Livorno)-Italy, Rome(Civitavecchia)-Italy; Sicily(Messina)-Italy; Mykonos-Greece; Athens(Piraeus)-Greece, Naples (Salerno)-Italy. How much EUR (minimum) per day should I reserve for public transportation, seeightseeings, lunch, snaks, some souvenirs. EUR 200 would be enough (per day)?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-14-2010, 07:44 AM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,112
Default
Its hard to give you an answer as we used our credit card for the big ticket items (train tix can be bought with credit card). It depends on what you plan on doing. If you are planning on getting a private tour guide for the day you will need more (maybe twice that). If you plan on taking trains, buses and taxi's $200 is ok IF you use your credit card for entrance fees to the museums and such.
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-15-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 751
Default
Love this question because we always like giving aid to independent travelers. You certainly can do fine on a 200 Euro per day and could actually spend quite a bit less and still have fun days. Keep in mind that some public transit is quite cheap (buses in the south of France are only 1 Euro, round trip train from Civitavecchia to Rome is only 9.5 Euros (buy a BIRG ticket) etc. Much will depend on how much you decide to spend for lunch which you can have for a little as 10 Euros or for hundreds of Euros. Regarding shopping, there are few bargains in the land of 20%+ VAT taxes. On our last few trips to Europe I think we have spent less then $100 on "stuff" and we are usually in Europe for over a month. One piece of advice would be that you should use your ATM card to get Euros. Make sure you notify your ATM issuing bank of your trip and itinerary as well as your credit card companies (this prevents security issues which). You also need a 4 digit PIN for your ATM card and need to know the PIN in numbers (no letters on most European ATKs). Also keep in mind that there is a daily limit on your ATM and it might be as low as 200 - 300 Euros. This depends on your bank and also the European bank.

Hank
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
bank, cruise, european, excursion, excursions, greece, italy, leave, messina, notify, piraeus, reviews, rome, salerno, shore, sicily, tips

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shore Excursion JanN1 Norwegian Cruise Line 3 02-23-2008 07:01 AM
Shore Excursion charlie b Alaska Port Chat 4 06-28-2006 06:36 AM
shore excursion cinnyjean Europe Port Chat 4 05-30-2006 07:44 AM
Shore Excursion Nita Caribbean Port Chat 1 02-21-2006 08:29 AM
SHore Excursion nycruiser1975 Norwegian Cruise Line 2 10-22-2005 02:55 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:22 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2