• Rippon Lea

    #1 Posted : Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:31:19 PM


    Much has been mentioned about various things to do in Melbourne prior to the tour. Is Rippon Lea something to consider? We are coming in three days early. We can't possibly do everything, I know. Jan, perhaps I can rely on your expertise. I do not see it mentioned anywhere, so........ I am wondering if it would not be worth my time. Also, the puffing Billy train? I would appreciate any information from past travelers. Thanks so much.

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  • Ideas for Sorrento and Florence

    #7 Posted : Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:27:50 PM


    We just got back from the Classic Italy tour large group and the hotel we stayed at in Sorrento had a back entrance right to the beach. From there it's easy to buy a ticket for the ferry to Capri. There was a man on the ferry selling tours for 25 euros that we passed up but others did and liked a lot. A few others on our trip hired a private taxi to take them around. We did it on our own but spent a lot of time waiting in line for tickets and missed the very top.

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  • Water in China and Minibar

    #5 Posted : Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:42:05 PM


    As always, Portolan, thanks!

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