Posted March 11th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Last edited by LibraLass41; March 11th, 2009 at 02:51 PM
Yes , agree, if you want to to see Rome there will be quite a few tours to choose but all will have to be paid for, NO free shuttle to Rome, its just too far.
The cheapest tour will be 'Rome on your Own' you are paying just for the coach there and back with 5-6 hours free time in Rome, which will suit some people...BUT if you want to see as many sights as possible and queue-jump the long queues in hot sunshine then choose a trip.
We did 'Essence of Rome' £95pp - which took us inside the Vatican (the only one that goes inside) we saw inside the Roman Collusseum, St Peters, Trevi Fountain and other places plus a 3 course lunch, it was a great way to see as many famous places as possible but is not for the faint-hearted/disabled/very elderly or small children....it is fast paced with limited loo stops in hot weather.
Florence and Pisa is also a busy day to do both. We did , a lot of coach travel, but yep, I've seen both now, and enjoyed viewing the Leaning Tower. Again lots of trips will be offered ...you can do Pisa and swim for eg, see the tower then go to a beach, Florence on your own, or with a tour, or Florence and pisa with lunch in the middle - £75pp
When your tour guide comes, have a browse then come back and ask more questions! Before you decide.
photos here of Florence and Rome etc froma Arcadia cruise: CLICK OR COPY/PASTE THIS LINK:
Ships sailed on: P&O Arcadia (x3), Aurora (x3),
Azura (x2), Ventura(x2), Oceana (2), Oriana(2),
Ship visits: P&O Artemis, RCI Independence of the Seas, HAL Prinsendam, Cunard Queen Mary 2