Private Excursions - Cannes

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#1
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Started this thread so everyone would have a central point for private excursions for this port.....


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#2
Southern Cal/Maui No Ka Oi
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Bob, for my cruise at the end of the year someone on our r/c organized this tour in Cannes. Sylvie Di Cristo is recommended by Rick Steves & per the guy organizing this tour is highly recommended on CC & Trip Advisor. We're not going until December however he booked it a year in advance to get Sylvie & not someone she refers others to when she's booked.

Thought I'd pass on the info if you haven't decided on a tourguide yet...as I recall a similar Princess tour was about $230 which included lunch but for double the price it better be a great lunch which is doubful.

Cannes

8 hour tour of Nice, Eze, Monaco and Monte Carlo with Sylvie Di Cristo.

There are 6 vacancies for this tour (Total party of 8).

Costs = €90 each

Visit Nice, Eze, Monaco and Monte Carlo including old city of Nice (visit and free time), medieval village of Eze, (visit and free time), panoramic of Monaco, visit and free time in Monte-carlo, many picture opportunities on the way.

The tour is with Sylvie Di Cristo, who again has received great reviews on CC. The cost is 90 Euro each. Vehicle is an air conditioned Mercedes mini van.

Usual deal....no lunch, tip or entry fees included.
#3
new zealand
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Joined Mar 2007
Hi Astroflyer,

We would be interested in joining you on the tour in Cannes, are you organizing it? There will be two of us.

Regards Lesley and Paul
#4
Southern Cal/Maui No Ka Oi
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Originally posted by clubby
Hi Astroflyer,

We would be interested in joining you on the tour in Cannes, are you organizing it? There will be two of us.

Regards Lesley and Paul
I'm sorry Lesley & Paul but since we're taking that tour on the Crown in December, I am not organizing it for the Royal because I have no plans to do it again & will probably just walk around Cannes. I posted the info about Sylvie for anyone who wants to consider such a tour while on the Royal with what apparently is a great tourguide.

I've found Rick Steves Meditteranean Cruise Ports book he released last summer to be very helpful in preparing for our 32 day cruise from Rome to Galvestion at the end of the year.
#5
Vancouver, BC
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For anyone interested in this, I cannot recommend Sylvie highly enough. She's awesome!
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#6
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Between my real life and my cruising one I’ve been pretty busy the last 2 days (my fellow Royal Cruisers had something to do with the latter ). Anyway, I’m posting this on all our various port threads so people will know where to send info.

On our spreadsheet I have pages for priva
te tours. On previous cruises I think the Roll Call members found it handy to have a central place to look at what tours had been booked and which had space available. As you book tours if you send me information re: destination (brief – as in Amalfi Coast), organizer of the tour and participants (including CC names), and cost, I will add the tour to the pages. I will notate if the tour is full or has space available.

My e-mail address is Sunviking2013 at gmail.com
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NJ
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
For anyone interested in this, I cannot recommend Sylvie highly enough. She's awesome!
Another vote for Sylvie, wonderful!
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Southern Cal/Maui No Ka Oi
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
For anyone interested in this, I cannot recommend Sylvie highly enough. She's awesome!
Originally posted by Eppe4
Another vote for Sylvie, wonderful!
That's what I expected to hear from others & expect to have the same feeling about her after our tour with her in December. I don't know how early she will be booked for our day in Cannes but the r/c member who set it up for us on the Crown did so a year in advance to get her & not one of her assistants.
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Originally posted by Astro Flyer
That's what I expected to hear from others & expect to have the same feeling about her after our tour with her in December. I don't know how early she will be booked for our day in Cannes but the r/c member who set it up for us on the Crown did so a year in advance to get her & not one of her assistants.
We did a Rome excursion with the owner of Driver in Rome and were talking about what we had done so far. We mentioned that we had used Sylvie in Villefranche ....even Driver in Rome said they thought she was the best guide in Europe. Pretty high praise.
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#10
Southern Cal/Maui No Ka Oi
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
We did a Rome excursion with the owner of Driver in Rome and were talking about what we had done so far. We mentioned that we had used Sylvie in Villefranche ....even Driver in Rome said they thought she was the best guide in Europe. Pretty high praise.
WOW...I'd say so! Hopefully some on this cruise will be able to enjoy her tour from Cannes.
#11
Bluewater Bay, Fl, USA
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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.
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#12
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If anyone puts a tour together with slyvie. Dave& I would like to be included
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#13
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Originally posted by cristine
If anyone puts a tour together with slyvie. Dave& I would like to be included
Terri and Rod also. We are on the Star princess so hard to keep up.
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#14
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Dave & I would also like to go on a 'Sylvie' tour. You can contact me at djh1 at rogers dot com if there is space. Thanks.
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Unfortunately, Sylvie is already booked so I have been told. I agree she is an outstanding guide and was hoping to book her too.
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#16
GTA Ontario Canada
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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
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Sylvie is an excellent tour guide; we were with her in Nice just last December. Too bad she's already booked. Anyone have room for two on their tour?
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#19
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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 emailed you and please add Randy and Sandy to this tour.
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Originally posted by candide333
I emailed you and please add Randy and Sandy to this tour.
Sorry, please do not add us to this tour. There is another site that has tours and I had already sent an email request to join it.
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