Jenny - Answered a Question by Walsh (06 Aug 08 14:09)

I have done excursions in both Rome and Florence with P&O. An Introduction to Rome and An Introduction to Florence. I would recommend the Florence excursion but I believe you can do Rome just as easily on your own as I daresay you can in Florence but you do get a bit of history as well. However, why not just pay for the coach transfer to both Rome and Florence and then do your own thing. Its much cheaper than getting a taxi. The travel time is 1hr 30mins each way from both ports. Hope this helps.

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Jenny - replied to Jenny (07 Aug 08 13:22)

Also I forgot to add that it costs about £90 from the ports to Rome or Florence and I would imagine the same to come back. As far as I'm aware there isnt a train or any other mode of transport to either Rome or Florence. I hope this helps you!

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Ida and Neil Down - Answered a Question by Walsh (03 Aug 08 20:53)

Both Florence or Pisa and Rome can be done very easily on your own. If you look them up on this site you should find a load of information. ... Ida.

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Andy - Answered a Question by Walsh (04 Aug 08 22:49)

We are also going on this cruise and have been told that Rome is easy to do under your own steam which is what we will be doing...

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Walsh - replied to Andy (06 Aug 08 05:29)

From what I can see, most of the pick up points are from city centre hotels, have you been able to find anythiing from the port? Many thanks.

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Brunning - Answered a Question by Walsh (12 Aug 08 20:12)

Have not done Florence but have just returned from the Ventura and did their excursion called Rome on your own, this was £38 which was a return coach journey to Rome but you had 6 hours to Rome on your own ( pardon the pun) great way to see this fantastic place, but make sure you take coffee or food in one of the side streets everywhere else very expensive and food just as good in side cafes.

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jones - Answered a Question by Walsh (17 Aug 08 11:20)

Well we will see you on board!!!!! also going on that cruise, we have done the med before and visited pisa what a wonderfull sight, well worth it and we went on the panoramic rome tour very good but slightly rushed you did see everything of importance. We talked to another couple who went on an all day tour and didn't even get to see the colouseam. hope you hae a good time.

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Kemp - Answered a Question by Walsh (20 Aug 08 15:52)

We have done Rome twice now, and would suggest you contact a company called "walks of Rome" who were fantastic, they met us off the train which leaves close from the port and made sure we were back in time before the Ship departed or take the Coach as someone suggests. They employ students who are very knowledgable and speak English, u advise what you are interested in and off you go with your own personal guide, we saw everything and had time to stop for a very good lunch from an off the tourist beat Pizza place, not long though too much to see. With regards to Florence we hired a taxi and again off we went the price is set before you leave and they will wait for you. Listen to the advise with regards to taxis on board and if none visit the tourist office which are usually close by. Roaming around on your own is pretty pointless as u do not know what your seeing but the guides and taxi drivers do. We always do our own thing and have never encounterd any problems just saved ourselves a whole load of Euros. Have fun Italy is wonderful.

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