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#41
Vancouver, BC
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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
Excellent, I'm glad someone in our group get her.
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#43
FLORIDA -LAND OF THE MOUSE
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Joined Aug 2010
Thanks all for your understanding about Sylvie. If there is anything I learned from our Ruby TA it was "the good guides get booked fast". Last year we couldn't get our choice of hotels (Locando Orseolo) or tour guides as I had joined the cruise a few months later than the rest of the group. My lessons paid off for this year's cruise

Should I somehow get a cancellation I will post but I doubt very much that will happen with the group of friends I am traveling with.

Jackie
#44
Vermont
4,108 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Live and learn. I did the same thing with Fabrizio as I missed him last fall when my "dear friends" Pam and Ray got to him before I did. (hi Pam and Ray) I consider myself fortunate to have him for both Naples and Rome this time. I hope you have a great day!
#45
Southern Cal/Maui No Ka Oi
18,556 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
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
Congratulations...at the end of this year we have Sylvie during our Crown Princess cruise & looking forward to a great tour and hoping that the December weather will cooperate...something that shouldn't be a problem for you!
#46
North Coastal San Diego county
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Joined Mar 2011
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
Roland we have been to Italy twice in 2008 & 2009 for 10 days each time .

Try these Bobs Limo s out of Rome .We used them --fabulous .They might do other areas .

This one is also highly recommended & has reasonable prices & operates all over Italy --joe Banana Limos here is a link :

http://www.joebananalimos.net/shore_excursions.html

good luck

Cliff
#47
FLORIDA -LAND OF THE MOUSE
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Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by Astro Flyer
Congratulations...at the end of this year we have Sylvie during our Crown Princess cruise & looking forward to a great tour and hoping that the December weather will cooperate...something that shouldn't be a problem for you!
Let me know how you liked her. I have only heard good things about her but from the Ports of Call board. I want to hear it from someone I "know" via our roll call

Thanks,
Jackie
#48
Eastern Virginia
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Joined Feb 2001
Originally posted by SOLIVITA LADY
Let me know how you liked her. I have only heard good things about her but from the Ports of Call board. I want to hear it from someone I "know" via our roll call

Thanks,
Jackie
Jackie, I have used Sylvie twice when we stopped there. Despite the fact that on both occasions we had rain, Sylvie made the best of a bad day and did a great job. She is both very personable and very knowledgeable. I was one of the ones trying to get her for that day too! (LOL)
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#49
FLORIDA -LAND OF THE MOUSE
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Originally posted by Sunviking
Jackie, I have used Sylvie twice when we stopped there. Despite the fact that on both occasions we had rain, Sylvie made the best of a bad day and did a great job. She is both very personable and very knowledgeable. I was one of the ones trying to get her for that day too! (LOL)
Ann, that's great that you had a good day with her in spite of the rain. We had the worst guide last year, not personable, could not give us any info as he only moved there from Paris and had no idea what to do with us not even a good restaurant suggestion from him.

I'm glad we have Sylvie this year and hope we have better weather too.

Jackie
#50
Oregon, USA
10,745 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Originally posted by SOLIVITA LADY
Ann, that's great that you had a good day with her in spite of the rain. We had the worst guide last year, not personable, could not give us any info as he only moved there from Paris and had no idea what to do with us not even a good restaurant suggestion from him.

I'm glad we have Sylvie this year and hope we have better weather too.

Jackie
Jackie, Lucky you, I'm green with envy. She is fabulous!
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#51
League City, TX USA
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Originally posted by SOLIVITA LADY
Let me know how you liked her. I have only heard good things about her but from the Ports of Call board. I want to hear it from someone I "know" via our roll call

Thanks,
Jackie
Sylvie was our guide in Nice back in December. She will take you wherever you want to go to see the best sights. She has set itineraries for tours but she will also customize. I like when a guide will take you places the big tours don't go. She is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful personality.
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#52
Los Angeles
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Joined Oct 2008
Originally posted by JerryinBWB
Weather was lousy last year, so I would like to try again. We will join a group or organize one if someone from the RHR's who did this last year will give me the info.
Thanks.
That would be the one I would be interested in. I went there as a little girl and absolutely loved it. I wonder if the Colombe d'Or is still there... Astro Flyer, my parents used to have an apartment in Cannes... I remember those beach days fondly...
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#53
Bluewater Bay, Fl, USA
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Joined Jun 2000
Now that we are home from various cruises, we are back to thinking about the Royal TA. Marla and I want to go to St Paul de Vence as part of a tour from Cannes. If there is interest in this trip, I will organize, or if someone else has a tour set up, please include us on your list or waiting list, as appropriate.

Anyone for St Paul de Vence?
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Jerry

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#54
Chesapeake, VA USA
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Joined Jun 2000
Originally posted by JerryinBWB
Now that we are home from various cruises, we are back to thinking about the Royal TA. Marla and I want to go to St Paul de Vence as part of a tour from Cannes. If there is interest in this trip, I will organize, or if someone else has a tour set up, please include us on your list or waiting list, as appropriate.

Anyone for St Paul de Vence?
Since we have never seen Cannes before, we are interested in getting off the ship and walking around there for a half day and then going to St. Paul de Vence for a half day. I am looking at a half day tour that Princess offers that is fairly cheap (79.00pp) and we can do our own thing there instead of following the tour guide around. Perhaps you might want to look at what Princess offers. However, if you want an entire day in St. Paul de Vence, then, of course, you will want and need a private tour.
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#55
Bluewater Bay, Fl, USA
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Joined Jun 2000
Originally posted by dsawyer
Since we have never seen Cannes before, we are interested in getting off the ship and walking around there for a half day and then going to St. Paul de Vence for a half day. I am looking at a half day tour that Princess offers that is fairly cheap (79.00pp) and we can do our own thing there instead of following the tour guide around. Perhaps you might want to look at what Princess offers. However, if you want an entire day in St. Paul de Vence, then, of course, you will want and need a private tour.
Actually, a half day there is fine. We just want to spend some time there, and can then do something else. Remind me next year on the Royal to tell you about the last time we tried to get there (with a Princess tour).
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#56
Chesapeake, VA USA
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Originally posted by JerryinBWB
Actually, a half day there is fine. We just want to spend some time there, and can then do something else. Remind me next year on the Royal to tell you about the last time we tried to get there (with a Princess tour).
Sounds like you don't plan on trying to go to St. Paul de Vence on a Princess tour again?

Come on, fess up. What happened?
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#57
Vancouver, BC
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Originally posted by JerryinBWB
Now that we are home from various cruises, we are back to thinking about the Royal TA. Marla and I want to go to St Paul de Vence as part of a tour from Cannes. If there is interest in this trip, I will organize, or if someone else has a tour set up, please include us on your list or waiting list, as appropriate.

Anyone for St Paul de Vence?
I have 6 nights there this September, does that count?
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#58
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We are thinking of hiring a car for the day in Cannes to travel to St paul de Vence and maybe Gourdon or Grasse. Have been to Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo before so would be interested in a tour that covered the hills, otherwise we will drive ourselves. Please post if you find something!
#59
Bluewater Bay, Fl, USA
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
I have 6 nights there this September, does that count?
Wow, I am envious. It seems like a great place, hope to get there next year.
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#60
Bluewater Bay, Fl, USA
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Originally posted by jamkat1973
We are thinking of hiring a car for the day in Cannes to travel to St paul de Vence and maybe Gourdon or Grasse. Have been to Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo before so would be interested in a tour that covered the hills, otherwise we will drive ourselves. Please post if you find something!
Thanks for the note. What you are thinking about is what we want to do, as well. We have been to Cannes, Monte Carlo, Nice, etc. We just want to wander through St Paul de Vence, then perhaps see whatever the remaining time allows. Perhaps we can combine on a rental car. I will also see what I can find for a tour (or even just a driver and vehicle) that we can use. I will let you know what I find.
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