I am in crazy person planning mode now, since I have nothing else to plan right now. After a ridiculously successful DIY London/Paris trip, I am now setting my sights on DIY-ing this trip.
Right now my focus is Venice. We are flying in on July 22 so we have a few days to explore the city and I am trying to design my own walking tours and pre-purchase any tickets to attractions that I can. In London, you can pre-book just about everything so I am hoping I can find similar results in Venice.
Also looking for fun, not touristy restaurants. Venice can be crazy expensive. Post cruise we are staying one night at the Hilton Molino Stucky. A crazy beautiful hotel with a rooftop pool and spectacular views over Venice. We are staying on points…see all that soccer travelling really does add up! Still working on pre-cruise accommodations.
Photo from Hilton.com