Dis / Dreams Viking Sea Cruise around Italy 3/24 - 3/31/2018

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  1. OKW Lover

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    Hoping it warms up a bit from those temperatures. After nearly four years living in FL I'm pretty much cold adverse. (Disclaimer, I did just to a Christmas Market river cruise along the Danube in December). Anyway, I'm thinking that packing a few layers will be needed this trip.
     
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    Even better!!!!
     
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  4. khertz

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    When I had looked at those it was already nighttime in those cities. It looks like on Accuweather we can expect highs in the 60s. We are planning on layers as well.
     
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    I noticed on the Viking page for our cruise when you go to each day it lists out the expected weather in that City for that time of year (though I think it is generic for the Month, so lists for March, so since we are at the end of March, hopefully a bit warmer - especially Venice!)
    - Rome: 61F
    - Naples: 61F
    - Messina: 62F
    - Crotone: 59F
    - Bari: 60F
    - Sibenik: 60F
    - Venice: 55F
     
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    On our ABD Venice was quite a bit cooler than the other cities so I wouldn’t count on it being much warmer!! Lol
     
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    I suspect Venice temperatures are impacted most by the ocean temperatures. By going in March we are pretty much guaranteed to have cooler weather as the ocean hasn't yet warmed up from the winter. Wondering if fog becomes and issue at that point.
     
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    We are confirmed for the Taormina & Winery tour for our day docked in Messina

    We are scheduled to dock at 8am so they would meet us then at the port with a sign with my last name on it ("Schoen")

    So it would be:
    - @TheMaxRebo & Judi
    - @Cousin Orville & Kate
    - @travelinjenn & husband
    - @met19

    THe total is Euro 580 - so Euro 82.86 / person inclusive

    We would have room for one more as the car fits 8 passengers if anyone is interested (and that would lower the per-person price to $75/person)
     
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    Sounds great. And we're to bring cash the day of the tour, right? or do you want us to pay you ahead of time?

    I'd be game for a Crotone wine tour as well. I did speak with the winery Viking visits, and they seemed open to creating a private tasting. I just haven't had time to research it further. Would other people be interested? Is there any noteworthy sites near Crotone to hire a private guide and visit? Maybe just find a 2nd winery or restaurant to have lunch at?
     
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  10. TheMaxRebo

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    We do need to pay in cash there so I think either is fine - if we just pay individually to the driver or if you'd rather pay me and I pay it all

    We would potentially be interested in the Crotone wine tour as well - even if just in the afternoon and then do the included tour in the morning or something - but open to options
     
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    Late to the party on this one. My wife and I are now interested in this Rome food tour on Friday as well :)
     
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    Thanks for arranging this.
     
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    I will ask about adding. I sent an email last night about adding 2 , I will update to see if we can add 4
    Will let you know
     
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    I would be interested in Crotone. I was able to sign up w/Viking but would be interested doing with the group
     
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    Great - thanks for catching this!! Looking at their website there is availability to do other tours, but it would be better to do as a group :)
     
  16. Cousin Orville

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    We're the same. I'd prefer to arrange a smaller tour and add on a great lunch place or another winery.


    I don't think I've ever found so little info on a port as Crotone. I actually emailed the winery and asked if they knew of a driver for hire. I have a gut feeling taxi's may be slim pickings when we get off the ship. And while renting a car is an option, someone would have to be the DD and that's just not cool. On the other hand, I did find another winery to add on to Ceraudo if we can find :car:.
     
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    Hah! Susy at the winery immediately emailed back and said they would try to find a driver! How's that for service?! We'll see. She did ask how many people would be interested.

    So, if I could get a head count from people interested in visiting Ceraudo winery as a private tour plus possibly lunch and another winery?
     
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    Still wondering about sharing a ride to the port after our early a.m. Vatican tour as well. If anyone is coordinating, please let me know!
     
  19. TheMaxRebo

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    Just confirmed we Judi - we would be interested ... definitely like the sound of 2 wineries with a nice spot for lunch or something
     
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    I would be interested
     
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