September 7th, 2007, 02:28 AM
Will be on the Carnival Freedom in October and stopping in Livorno. Would like to do a private tour for 8 people in minivan of Florence/Pisa. Can anyone recommend a good company/tour operator
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September 7th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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Thank you for your inquiry. However, you have posted on the forum where members find the "How to ..." type of information for using Cruise Critic's software on avatars, signatures, countdown clocks or tickers, attaching pictures, etc. It is not the place for your type of post and the information you seek is off topic here. Also, part of your post is a Cruise Critic Community Guidelines (http://www.cruisecritic.com/community/guide.cfm) violation as it is a personal ad looking for others to share a tour.
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As for a good company/tour operator, you will need to research the Mediterranean - Eastern & Western Forum. Click here http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=234. I used Livorno as my key word in the Search this Forum feature there and found the max of 250 threads containing the word.
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