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  1. I an interested in visiting Eze and perhaps some of the same places you mentioned when we dock in Monte Carlo. Do you recall how you booked a private driver? I have everything planned for the other ports on our our "Mediterranean Mosaic" on HA is October but for some reason Monte Carlo has been difficult to make decisions about. Too many choices!
  2. No, they don't. We have already seen Avignon so wanted to see Aix on this trip which appears to be on the way back to the ship if we go to Arles and Les Baux first. Still trying.... Thanks for responding though!
  3. Thanks Hank, I am still looking but close to giving up. It is just so odd.
  4. Hi all, Our group of (4) are on Koningsdam and will be in Marseille on Monday Oct.15. Dock at 8am and ship departs at 6pm. I had a private tour booked to see the 3 places in thread title but last week heard from Provence Tours that this itinerary is no longer "available"; they offered Arles and Les Baux OR Les Baux and Aix . Wanted to see Arles for Van Gogh ( not necessarily including the mental institution ) , Les Beaux for "Carrieres des Lumieres" and Aix to walk around a bit. I don't see this particular itinerary available anywhere else and have not had any luck rebooking. Has anyone here done something comparable? The map looks like the distances are doable but am not on the ground there so there must be something I am not taking into consideration. Appreciate any advice - thanks!
  5. I also used Overlord to visit Normandy when we spent a few weeks in Paris about 8 years ago. Took the train for a day trip with my 2 teenagers ( son, 13 and daughter, 16 ). Our guide met us at the train station. The Normandy beaches and the American Cemetery are something every American should visit. My son ( 13 at the time) told me that the cemetery was " the most powerful place place he had ever been". This from a tech wizard who had not even wanted to go. My daughter (16) picked up a few pebbles from the beach, without my knowledge, because she "wanted to remember this place forever". Those 3 pebbles sit on my mantel to this day. Our guide was local and lived in Normandy and took us to many out of the way spots with back stories of what happened there during the war. He was absolutely phenomenal...years later when we look back at those weeks in Paris this day trip to Normandy was the highlight....and we were in Paris on Bastille Day! You will not be disappointed. EDITQUOTE
  6. I also used Overlord to visit Normandy when we spent a few weeks in Paris about 8 years ago. Took the train for a day trip with my 2 teenagers ( son, 13 and daughter, 16 ). Our guide met us at the train station. The Normandy beaches and the American Cemetery are something every American should visit. My son ( 13 at the time) told me that the cemetery was " the most powerful place place he had ever been". This from a tech wizard who had not even wanted to go. My daughter (16) picked up a few pebbles from the beach, without my knowledge, because she "wanted to remember this place forever". Those 3 pebbles sit on my mantel to this day. Our guide was local and lived in Normandy and took us to many out of the way spots with back stories of what happened there during the war. He was absolutely phenomenal...years later when we look back at those weeks in Paris this day trip to Normandy was the highlight....and we were in Paris on Bastille Day! You will not be disappointed.
  7. I have also been looking at hotels for our upcoming October visit. I have noticed that the price is higher if you book without a deposit and higher still if you want the option of cancelling up to 48 hours before your arrival. The hotels we are considering ( recommended by Cruisemom42) near Pantheon, etc are around 280 Euros per night.
  8. Costs are per person and depend on if you need Porter service. For our group of (4) it will be around $450.
  9. I am currently looking at AssistAnt, Air Assist and Royal Airport Concierge but haven't decided which "FAST TRACK" provider we are going to use yet.
  10. We have also booked the "Twilight in Trastavere" Food Tour in October for the evening we arrive. It begins at 5pm and is 4 hours so we should enjoy the "twilight" part at that time of year. Food is a sure fire way to keep our attention and keep us awake!
  11. We arrive, as most int'l flights do, early in the morning. The hotels will normally let you drop off your luggage as your room will probably not be ready. Our group of (4) plan on walking around a bit near the Pantheon after lunch, check into our hotel and freshen up a bit and then head out for "Twilight in Trastavere" Food tour beginning at 5pm. We all love food and figure it is a guaranteed method of keeping us awake!
  12. Thank you very much Miss G, I was able to book the 3 specialty restaraunts we have chosen by phone.
  13. Certainly, I found it on HAL Facts. http://halfacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/kodmmdr-new-numbers.pdf
  14. I am considering AssistAnt, Air Assist and Royal Airport Concierge; they all offer a "FAST TRACK" concierge serviec at FCO. It is very expensive and intended for VIP's I believe ( which we assuredly are NOT) but we have no Plan "B" so have to make our 11am flight.
  15. Hello Fellow Cruisers! I am looking into using the "FAST TRACK" concierge services that meet you at the airport curbside and expedite getting your group through checked baggage, security and flight check-in. Has anyone used AssitAnt, Royal Airport Concierge or AirAssist at Fiumicino Airport in Rome and were you satisfied with their services? It is a pretty hefty fee but our flight home has been changed and instead of 6 hours to flight time after disembarking from Citavecchia, we now have 3 1/2 hours. Could be a very exciting end to our trip!
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