Day 17 – Venice

Sunday 25th September

This morning we got a bit of a sleep in – we had a 9.45am departure on the bus which would drop us at the port to catch our ferry to the main island of Venice. It was gorgeous weather today – sunshine and no clouds to be seen.

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Day 14 – Pompeii & Rome

Thursday 22nd September

Today we were heading from Sorrento to Rome – one of the cities that most people on tour were most excited to see. On the way, we would be stopping at Pompeii. I was really looking forward to Pompeii – it had been on my bucket list for years, ever since I did a school project on Pompeii when I was younger.

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Day 13 – Isle of Capri

Wednesday 21st September

We had an early start this morning – 7.45am we left the hostel for our ferry to Capri. Our Contiki coach couldn’t fit down the streets to the ferry, so we had to jump on a shuttle coach to take us.

The shuttle coach dropped us off and then we had to walk a little bit further to the port – while walking, the sky opened up and it started raining (noo!).ย We got on the ferry for the journey to the Isle of Capri – it took about 20 minutes, so not too long.

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Day 10 – Cinque Terre

Sunday 18th September

This morning we had a 9am departure and I was very excited because not only would we be going to the country I was most looking forward to, today we would be visiting a place that has been on my bucket list for years – Cinque Terre (and now I even now how to pronounce it properly – kind of like Chinkwa Terra).

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Day 3 – Bordeaux

Sunday 11th September

Today we left Paris for our second stop in France – Bordeaux. We had breakfast at the hotel at 7.30 before it was bags to coach for an 8.30am departure. Today was a pretty long drive – we stopped a couple of times at service stops for lunch/toilet breaks and it was about 4.30pm by the time we got to Bordeaux.

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Photo Gallery

To finish up my posts about my trip, I thought I’d add a gallery of some of the hundreds of photos I took while on the trip. I’m no expert photography by a long shot, so these are your standard tourist point&shoot photos but I think they’ll still fire up the wanderlust.

(Click on a photo to bring up the slideshow)

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