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#21
GTA Ontario Canada
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Originally posted by bigredd
I arranged this tour last October aboard the Ruby, and due to the horrible weather it turned into a drive by and drive through.
I felt so sorry for the guide, he tried his best.
It wasn't a full day...6 to 7 hours I believe, I have all the info in a file.
If anyone is interested, max 8 people, I would gladly organize this again.
Please email me at [email protected]
Look forward to hearing from you
I have 10 people and you should all have received my email indicating that I would be in touch.
Just heard from my contact and he can arrange 2 vans so if there are 2 more people out there who would like to join us, please send me an email.
I will send full details to the rest of you sometime tomorrow.
Cost is €400 per van for 6 hours.
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#22
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Did anyone else get an email from Sylvie? I tried to book her last week and actually got a confirmation that she was available, then no response for several days. Yesterday she emailed me and said that she got four emails the same day asking if she was available that day and she responded yes not expecting all four people to respond back. She said we could work it out among the four and/or share the tour or she will accept the first person to have sent the form back.
#23
League City, TX USA
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Originally posted by Carolyn R
Did anyone else get an email from Sylvie? I tried to book her last week and actually got a confirmation that she was available, then no response for several days. Yesterday she emailed me and said that she got four emails the same day asking if she was available that day and she responded yes not expecting all four people to respond back. She said we could work it out among the four and/or share the tour or she will accept the first person to have sent the form back.
I received an e-mail from her yesterday saying someone had booked just the day before I requested her. She's very popular. I asked her if she knew of anyone else to book but I haven't heard back yet. Were you the lucky one to get her?
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#25
Bluewater Bay, Fl, USA
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Originally posted by ssbeagle
I received an e-mail from her yesterday saying someone had booked just the day before I requested her. She's very popular. I asked her if she knew of anyone else to book but I haven't heard back yet. Were you the lucky one to get her?
I am not sure how this is going to turn out, but if there are openings on a Sylvie tour, please include my wife and I.

If she is already booked and someone (bigredd or ssbeagle) else arranges a similar tour please keep us in mind. We are leaving on the Grand TA soon and I am afraid I may miss the info when it is posted.

Thanks.
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#26
Vermont
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I just received an email from Sylvie with her regrets. There was one person ahead of me but I don't know who. Boo hoo! Not really. It would have been nice since I have heard so many good things about her.
#27
NEW YORK
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Originally posted by Carolyn R
Did anyone else get an email from Sylvie? I tried to book her last week and actually got a confirmation that she was available, then no response for several days. Yesterday she emailed me and said that she got four emails the same day asking if she was available that day and she responded yes not expecting all four people to respond back. She said we could work it out among the four and/or share the tour or she will accept the first person to have sent the form back.
I had the same experience - she confirmed that was available. Then today she emailed that some else had booked before me. Guess that is the way she does things - confirmed may not mean the same thing to her that it does to us.

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#28
League City, TX USA
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Originally posted by RASHOPPER2
I had the same experience - she confirmed that was available. Then today she emailed that some else had booked before me. Guess that is the way she does things - confirmed may not mean the same thing to her that it does to us.

Ruth-Ann
She said she had several people e-mail her all on the same day. She replied that she had the availabillty but no one was booked until they sent back a booking form that she has. She took the first one she received. I just wish it could have been mine. She did give me the names of some other guides that she recommends.
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#29
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Originally posted by ssbeagle
She said she had several people e-mail her all on the same day. She replied that she had the availabillty but no one was booked until they sent back a booking form that she has. She took the first one she received. I just wish it could have been mine. She did give me the names of some other guides that she recommends.
I know but she did use the word confirm on mine. Whatever. There are other tour guides.
#30
Vancouver, BC
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Both Dream Tours and Revelation Tours are very good.
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#31
maplewood, nj
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
Both Dream Tours and Revelation Tours are very good.
Hi...maybe you can help me out.....ive been to London, Paris, Scottland....but never to Italy.....this will be my first TA.......

My question is this....Is this the way it is all the time that tours are full 19 months in advance? I get it that most of us are Elite members and we take LOTS of cruises--thank god --and most of us book far in advance...

It seems i need to find a tour agent quickly or ill be left out in the cold as they say.

Roland
#33
Vancouver, BC
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Joined Feb 2002
Originally posted by blkspy
Hi...maybe you can help me out.....ive been to London, Paris, Scottland....but never to Italy.....this will be my first TA.......

My question is this....Is this the way it is all the time that tours are full 19 months in advance? I get it that most of us are Elite members and we take LOTS of cruises--thank god --and most of us book far in advance...

It seems i need to find a tour agent quickly or ill be left out in the cold as they say.

Roland
I think there are some guides in Europe that are exceptional, such as Sylvie and is in high demand as there is only one of her. Booking with Driver in Rome such as I did, they have a slew of drivers and are not likely to run out. As you said earlier, they'll be turnover and some people will change their minds so I think they'll be openings. We'll also get new people coming in who'll be setting up tours with providers that they like so we should have ongoing openings. I wouldn't stress too much.
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#34
maplewood, nj
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Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by waltd
You can always book a Princess tour.
Thats understood with out knowing whats being offered...i thought my question would help clear things up.....a private car and driver may just make things so much easier for my small party........

Im in contact with some students who love to do research for me....Ill get them on each port of call and review what they come up with....makes my life so easy when I take their info and follow up on their findings

Roland
#35
maplewood, nj
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Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by Cruise Junky
I think there are some guides in Europe that are exceptional, such as Sylvie and is in high demand as there is only one of her. Booking with Driver in Rome such as I did, they have a slew of drivers and are not likely to run out. As you said earlier, they'll be turnover and some people will change their minds so I think they'll be openings. We'll also get new people coming in who'll be setting up tours with providers that they like so we should have ongoing openings. I wouldn't stress too much.
NO STRESS thanks.....off to the casino to win More money to pay for these cruises
Im up about $450 so far i should stop before things revert to normal and I lose more than the cruise cost!!!!

Roland
#36
Vancouver, BC
17,685 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
Originally posted by blkspy
NO STRESS thanks.....off to the casino to win More money to pay for these cruises
Im up about $450 so far i should stop before things revert to normal and I lose more than the cruise cost!!!!

Roland
You're like my Mother, the women can't lose...although we paid for a one of our first cruises from a casino win. Enjoy!
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#37
GTA Ontario Canada
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Joined Dec 2007
Originally posted by bigredd
I have 10 people and you should all have received my email indicating that I would be in touch.
Just heard from my contact and he can arrange 2 vans so if there are 2 more people out there who would like to join us, please send me an email.
I will send full details to the rest of you sometime tomorrow.
Cost is €400 per van for 6 hours.
Tour is full...thanks everyone.
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#38
Eastern Virginia
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Joined Feb 2001
Many tours are being planned for all of our ports. Included on the spreadsheet are pages for private tours that have planned, including participants and space available, and a page specifically to show openings. If you would like to have your tours listed, please send me the information at Sunviking2013 at gmail.com Today I have received 4 e-mails from members of the group asking about tour openings and I can’t answer their questions w/o having the info on the spreadsheet.
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#39
FLORIDA -LAND OF THE MOUSE
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Joined Aug 2010
I am the one that "got" Sylvie. I e-mailed her even as we were waiting for our cabin confirmation on the Royal and returned her booking form immediately for our group of 8 - so this tour is filled.

Sorry guys, but there is only one of her. We had a very bad experience last year with Dream Tours (not counting the rain). The driver we had really didn't want to be there. If I could not get Sylvie I would have gone with Revelation Tours.

Jackie
#40
NJ
2,382 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Originally posted by SOLIVITA LADY
I am the one that "got" Sylvie. I e-mailed her even as we were waiting for our cabin confirmation on the Royal and returned her booking form immediately for our group of 8 - so this tour is filled.

Sorry guys, but there is only one of her. We had a very bad experience last year with Dream Tours (not counting the rain). The driver we had really didn't want to be there. If I could not get Sylvie I would have gone with Revelation Tours.

Jackie
Jackie, very smart move on your part. It's the early bird story all over again.
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