(Closed) Italy Honeymoon – To Tour or Not to Tour?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am personally not a fan of tours.  I think that tours label you as a tourist. Every country I go to I enjoy blending into the culture and doing things in my own time schedule.

But this is just my personal travel preferences.  Some couples do really well in tours. 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hmm…I’m not a big fan of tours, especially in countries that are fairly easy to get around.  I LOVE Italy and bet you can find some great deals on your own.  Plus, some of my favorite memories of Italy involve just walking around, finding backstreets, getting lost, etc.  However, some people really love tours and have an amazing time on them.  So to each their own.  Either way, you’ll have an amazing trip!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I find tours kind of, well, touristy.  They give you a quick view of the most notable (and also most crowded) places.  I think being on your honeymoon you’d rather not be in a group.  Also, as others have said, Italy is pretty easy to get around on your own. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Well, how long are you there and where do you want to visit?  I lived near Venice one summer, and the trip down South (Napoli, Sorrento, Capri) isn’t short.  Neither, for that matter, is Rome (if I remember correctly 4 or so hours?).  If you are wanting to stay in a more central place and truly just do day trips, that could work.  Otherwise, I think you may spend more time on traveling than enjoying Italy.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Do you already have your flight?  If not, I suggest flying into a place up north (probably Milan or Venice) and then working your way down south.  You may need to go back up north a little and fly out of Rome to get the best price, but that will reduce your travel time.  If you haven’t booked yet, maybe check out options for flying in and out of different cities?  It’s not always that much more expensive (if at all).  Otherwise, you maybe be able to get a cheap in-country flight from the south back up north for your return.

On a side note, I LOVE Venice, but it’s not really a city that you will love in a day.  Most people go to Venice for a day or two and see all the tourist sites.  I usually stayed at a hostel outside of Venice that had a free shuttle to and from Venice every morning/evening (not that you want to stay at a hostel for your honeymoon, but there may be an affordable hotel w/ this option too).  My favorite thing (when my friends got stuck in Spain and I ended up in Venice alone for several days in college) was to walk in from the back side of Venice and just walk around the quiet backstreets, find cute cafes, etc.  Understandably, you may not have time in Venice to do all of this.  I just hate when people say that Venice is so touristy when they never get to know the actual city.  Not that you’ll do this, but you know 🙂

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