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Old 03-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #1096
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Online. You do have to register with them before you can order tix
ok. I'll check with everyone tomorrow and will let you know if I am able to get the tickets.

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #1097
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We decided today that we wanted to go ahead and make the reservation for the Secret Itinerary tour, so we did. Done. We booked the 9:55 AM English speaking tour. Two adults, two students. 70-euro.

So that's at least something to build our Venice itinerary around.
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That is the one we booked, two adults and one youngster. See you there!
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Yay. We should head over together then! I think Wendy is going to a later one but wants to go over to St Marks Square early too.
We have that one booked as well
Would be fun to head over together


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Hi Cindy,
I would like to do that same tour at 9:55. I need to check with the rest of my group to verify how many tickets to order. I think all 6 of us will go but I need to make sure. If we go perhaps we can all go together. I'm hoping it isn't too hard to get there.
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ok. I'll check with everyone tomorrow and will let you know if I am able to get the tickets.

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Janet don't wait much longer. I think there are only 25 spots per tour..
They give you discounted tics if you book more than one tour so we also bought tickets for the clock tower tour at 2:00
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #1098
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Somthing about "paid in full" that kicks trip planning up a gear for me.

We now have our place for the five days in Barcelona booked and our place for the two days in Iceland post cruise.

My "spreadsheet" of times reservations and how much it is going to cost is up and running. Sticker shock is an understatement.

We have a private tour booked for the Naples day with RIL. We have requested Carmine to get us as far down the Amalfi coast as we can, with lunch at a Trattoria we have previously visited. If anyone cares to join us the invitation is open. It will be DH and I and possibly our 21 year old daughter.

On a totally different topic any advice from Venic pro's if my plan is too ambitious. Day 1 get off the ship, get a 24 transportation pass. Use public tranport to get to Murano and possilby the lace island before coming back and either taking a sunset gondola ride or the "rick steves water taxi tour out of his book" (leaning toward gondola). Find a non-touristy place for dinner then wander back to the ship if I find a real local mask shop along the way then that is a bonus.

Day 2 Disney tour "Secret walk" is from 8:30 to 1:00. Then I plan to book entry into St. Marks for 1:30pm and the Doge's Place for 2pm. This should get us back to the ship around 4.
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You might want to ask on the Adventures by Disney board about the local mask shop. On the Viva Italia tour, they spend part of the day in Venice at one and it is one the few real shops left. I don't remember the name of it but surely someone on that board remembers the name.
I'll be mask hunting as well
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #1099
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We have that one booked as well
Would be fun to head over together

Janet don't wait much longer. I think there are only 25 spots per tour..
They give you discounted tics if you book more than one tour so we also bought tickets for the clock tower tour at 2:00
Yay, it looks like DISers will fill that tour
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I thought some might be interested.


Sala Regia, Vatican City
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com...-vatican-city/

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Janet don't wait much longer. I think there are only 25 spots per tour..
They give you discounted tics if you book more than one tour so we also bought tickets for the clock tower tour at 2:00
I hope I won't be too late, especially since I think there will be 6 of us. I sent off the email so I am hoping to get the tickets tomorrow. I'll check into the clock tower tour to. Do you know if the Secret Itenery include the Bridge of Sighs?

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #1102
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In 2010 when we last sailed the med there were a lot of people who took early flights home. BUT IMO things are different this year. In 2010 our last stop was in France, so we were very close to Barcelona and got in to port earlier in the morning. We did stay over last time as our flight was at that same time. Now I wasn't rushing, and we didn't make it to our hotel until 11 we walked off at 8:30 This time we are also staying over, it more relaxing. BTW we didn't go to the last breakfast in the dining room we ate in Topsiders. We had reservations for a tour that we wanted to get too, we were late. Luckily it was just for the Go cars, a scheduled tour would have left without us. This year there have been no DCL declarations about early flights,,like there had been in 2010. DCL is asking all flights to be scheduled after 12:30 and they haven't moved from that yet. In 2010 they had by now.
As an FYI, I really felt that debarkation was kind of a mess. We stayed in Barcelona for the night and we weren't in any hurry, so we didn't really have concerns about our transport to the hotel, however, we ended up waiting over an hour for a taxi. It was fairly frustrating. SO I would make sure to hire a private transfer if you want to take an early flight. I personally won't risk it as there are 7 of us, so the stress of missing that flight will not be worth it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:08 AM   #1103
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As an FYI, I really felt that debarkation was kind of a mess. We stayed in Barcelona for the night and we weren't in any hurry, so we didn't really have concerns about our transport to the hotel, however, we ended up waiting over an hour for a taxi. It was fairly frustrating. SO I would make sure to hire a private transfer if you want to take an early flight. I personally won't risk it as there are 7 of us, so the stress of missing that flight will not be worth it.
We are staying an extra night in Barcelona as well. I figure that will actually make our last day on the ship less stressful because while I have to pack, I can always re-pack for the flight once we get to the hotel in terms of making sure the weight is equally distributed, etc.

Speaking of weight, DH bought a handheld luggage scale so that should help us out this time! He got it over Christmas. Some friends have one that they let us try out when we were in Alaska and it was surprisingly close to what the airport scale put us at.
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WOW, that is all I have to say...wow!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:19 AM   #1105
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Rick Steves What's New in Italy for 2013 - in the USA Today today.

And for those beginning to wonder about navigating Venice, I asked over on Cruise Critic about it - here's the link with several responses.
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Anyone doing the Murano glass on their own? We have the evening Doge Palace tour and the early morning St. Marks booked through DCL. There are no other tours that we can take according to them, so we are on our own.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:15 AM   #1107
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It looks easy enough to get there, just figuring the right amount of time. Let us know if you book it. I think we could all head over early together. You probably want to book it soon. The 10:45 isn't available so only 9:55 and 11:something. Oh, I paid via PayPal, too. Super easy.
Yay! I booked all 6 tickets. I was worried there wouldn't be enough room. One less thing to stress about. It will be great to all go over together.

So far this is all I have booked. We plan on doing Pompeii on our own and I'm assuming I don't have to get anything ahead of time for that. This is our first time so I can't book DCL tours until April, but Rome maybe the only tour we do through them as we are concerned about missing the ship with so much to see.

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Yay! I booked all 6 tickets. I was worried there wouldn't be enough room. One less thing to stress about. It will be great to all go over together.

So far this is all I have booked. We plan on doing Pompeii on our own and I'm assuming I don't have to get anything ahead of time for that. This is our first time so I can't book DCL tours until April, but Rome maybe the only tour we do through them as we are concerned about missing the ship with so much to see.

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Great - this will be so fun!
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We have made arrangements for a private tour in Dubrovnik - we are excited to have someone who is local to show us around the city. So with getting those details finalized, I think the planning is done - just need our DCL booking window to open next Wednesday night! I love this part of trip planning!
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Are you thinking of booking this while there or online ahead of time?
I'm thinking ahead of time, another thing off the list. Besides not racking up another phone charge.
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