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Old 04-30-2008, 01:25 PM
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Hi, I am going on my first Criuse in June 2008. Please culd someone give me som advice on how to get to the folllowing placs by foot/bus/train or would it be best to book excusions directly with the cruise company?

Nice (Villefranche)
Sicily (palermo)
Rome (Civitavecchia)

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Old 05-01-2008, 03:53 AM
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In Naples I think it is unwise to wander about alone
I hired a taxi last year and went first to Pompeii (amazing) and then to Mount Vesuvius
It cost 120 euro at the time and was cheaper (as there were 2 of us0 than the ship excursions
others took the ferry to Capri -the ship berths right next to the ferry terminal
This is much cheaper than going via an excusion
As to Civitavechia there is no need to pay silly prices to go to Rome
Simply take the courtesy bus to the port gates and walk straight ahead to the station 200 or 300 yards ahead
A return ticket cost about 16 Euro and there were frequent trains
After buying the ticket remember to validate it by putting it in the machine just before the platform
The ship excursions are not only much more expensive but also worse because the coaches get stuck in traffic and it can take an hour and a half each way
Hope this helps and that you enjoy your cruise (I will be amazed if you don't!)
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:01 AM
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Thank you vey much for you useful information as I was going to book a Rome Excursion for over 100 pp with the cruise company.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:11 AM
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HayleyS- Please read through the first post in this topic. It details train travel well and how to get to and from Rome via the train.

Also look through the other topics, there is another that dicusses Naples and getting to Pompeii.

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