Med Excursions

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  1. jlwhitney

    jlwhitney DIS Veteran

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    What Med excursions (DCL ones) are people considering?
     
  2. dennismcneely

    dennismcneely Mouseketeer

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    The following are the excursions we are planning to book for our Med Cruise (Sept 8th) we are 2 adults and a 8 year old girl. This one will be our 3rd Disney Cruise. Hope this helps.


    Malta - Beach Club

    Tunis - Bardo Museum and Medina for Families

    Naples - Pompeii (Half Day) We might book The Hidden treasures of Herculaneum instead

    Civitavecchia - Drive a Ferrari :cool1: (Our DD Madison who is 8 will be happy to stay at the kids club in order to let us enjoy this excursion :) )

    La Spezia - Cinque Terre Scenic Boat Tour

    Corsica - Beach Break

    Villefranche - Monaco, The Marina and the Little Train.

    Besides the excursions, we are planning to book Palo brunch (first day at sea), Palo dinner, and a few Vista Spa Treatments :woohoo:

    Dennis
     
  3. jlwhitney

    jlwhitney DIS Veteran

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    This is what we are planning on doing, DH and I, never been to Europe. May 15th sailing and my 5th cruise and DH's fourth. :)

    Malta: Gozo Experience
    Tunis: Jeep 4x4 Experience (not sure on this one yet)
    Naples: Amalfi Coast Drive and the Ruins of Pompeii
    Civitavecchia: Treasures of Rome or Jumping back into Eternal Rome
    La Spezia: Florence on your Own
    Corsica: Prunelli and Corsican Treats
    Villefranche: Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze

    plus a Palo Brunch and Palo dinner on our anniversary.

    Can't wait...just over 90 days away!!!!
     
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  5. eva

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    Malta: On Our Own - Walking Tour of Valletta I found on PlanetWare.com
    Tunis: DCL Excursion - Medina and Carthage
    Naples: Private Tour - Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast
    Civitavecchia: DCL - Italian Countryside and Olive Oil*
    La Spezia: Private Tour - Cinque Terre
    Corsica: Not Sure Yet
    Villefranche: DCL Excursion - Nice and Eze with Wine and Cheese

    * We would have booked a tour in Rome except we were just there for 4 nights awhile back.
     
  6. NC_Tink

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    Here's what we have scheduled :thumbsup2

    Malta: DCL Excursion - Blue Grotto and Fishing Village
    Tunis: DCL Excursion - Medina and Carthage
    Naples: Private Tour - Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius and Sorrento
    Civitavecchia: Private Tour - Rome & Vatican City
    La Spezia: On our own - plan to take train to Pisa
    Corsica: On our own - walking in to town and then headed to beach in afternoon
    Villefranche: DCL Excursion - Monaco and Top Car Museum

    Also have Palo Brunch and Dinner :thumbsup2
     
  7. shaylahc1

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    We are doing the EBTA and the 1st Med....some ports we will do on our own, and some we have excursions planned for. So far we have planned:

    Valleta, Malta-Blue Grotto Boat Trip and Fishing Village (MT10 BLUEGROTTO)

    Tunis, Tunisia-Panoramic Tunis (TU04 PANTUNIS)

    Civitavecchia, Italy-Jumping Back into Eternal Rome (CV20 ETERNALRM)


    EBTA:

    Cadiz, Spain-Seville On Your Own (CD07 SEVILLAOWN)




    ETA we are definitely doing "self-tours" in places like Naples, Villefranche and Gibraltar. We'll likely get off the ship and poke around in the other ports also. With 6 people in our family doing the Disney tours can get insanely expensive rather quickly. Thankfully since we booked early we got $600 in onboard credit which helps take some of the sting out of the cost of the tours.
     
  8. wrennies

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    Have you booked yur private tour for Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius and Sorrento?
    If so, with whom. I am looking for the May 26 Med. and need all the help I cn get.
     
  9. NC_Tink

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    I've booked with Pleasant travel (Mariano Fiorentino). Of all of the emails that I exchanged with tour operators - my DH and I felt that he seemed the most personable. Hard to tell from an email - but he gave us good "vibes" :goodvibes Here's a link to his website www.pleasanttravel.com He also had good reviews on tripadvisor


    Good luck! :thumbsup2
     
  10. marlower

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    Tunis: DCL on our own
    Malta: on our own
    Naples: Private Tour
    Rome: Private Tour
    Florence: DCL on our own
    Corsica: On our own
    Villefranche: Private Tour
     
  11. friend of tinkerbell

    friend of tinkerbell Earning My Ears

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    Malta- On our own
    Tunis- Berber Village
    Naples- Amalfi Coast and Ruins of Pompei
    Civitavecchia- Best of Rome
    La Spezia- Pisa
    Corsica- Les Calanches
    Villefranche- Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze
     
  12. Andrew DEREK UK

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    A word to the wise, do not go to Capri from Naples.

    I posted this in 2007, after staying in Sorrento a few years earlier.


    When I was on the Magic in 2007 in Sorrento in the afternoon, after people had been, and after the day in Naples on ship, I had so many people say to me, wish I had listened to you.

    The island is ok, but the boats there and back...........:scared1:
     
  13. sayhello

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    What about if you're going to Capri from Sorrento? Is that just as bad? The ABD for that day goes to Sorrento, then to Capri...

    And are we talking seasick or something else?

    Sayhello
     
  14. Andrew DEREK UK

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    Any route on the triangle of Naples, Capri, and Sorrento, poor quality boats, rough, seasickness, bad sanitation.
     
  15. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    Wow. That's surprising that ABD would go with something like that! I guess it's the patch for me! How long is the trip to Capri?

    Sayhello
     
  16. Andrew DEREK UK

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    To be honest as its over three years now cant remember the journey, I think its the longest 30>45 mins of anyone's life. I did it once, not to be repeated.
     
  17. Happy Goofy

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    We are doing the BTB cruises. For the Med part we are doing a private van tour with three other couples in Malta, Naples and France. In Corsica weare doing Corte-Tunisia- The Bardo,Medina, Carthage and Sidi Bou
     
  18. jedijill

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    When I went to Capri several years ago, we took the hydrofoil. My friends who drank way to much grappa the night before did get seasick. I didn't find the hydrofoil dirty.

    Jill in CO
     
  19. TammyAlphabet

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    My sister in law also did this a couple of years ago with a tour and she also said that is was just awful with everybody barfing! I think I am going to skip Capri too.
     
  20. Andrew DEREK UK

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    Thank you for concurring, I posted this in 2007, and a lot of people came up to me, who were on our cruise and said, either wish we listened to you, or we have herd from others and so pleased we listened to you.

    Skip Capri.

    Go to Pompeii,
    Amalfi Drive
    Sorrento.
     
  21. sayhello

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    Hmmm... I'm going to have to post on the ABD board & see what people who did this activity on the Central Italy ABD think. I don't remember anyone mentioning the ship being horrid, so maybe ABD commandeered the one decent ship to Capri. :)

    Thanks!
    Sayhello
     

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