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Excellent well organized tour. Glad there was an alternative option to hiking of taking the train when the temperature was unbearably hot. Looking forward to coming back.
Get ready to HIKE! Wear proper footwear and try not to carry much with you outside of the essentials. Everything on the tour was so beautiful, we couldn't be happier with our decision to book it. And our tour guide Martina, was quite possibly one of the best human beings we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Walkabout is a great company with many awesome tours, definitely check them out!
It was tiring but the views you get of Cinque Terre during the hike are worth it! As well as the dive afterwards if you get the chance! The guides are knowledgeable and take care of everything, just make sure you keep up with the group and the time frames/meeting points so that you won't get lost. All in all, a great experience!
Absolutely beautiful location and outstanding tour. Freddy was an outstanding host and guide.
It was great fun on the hike with a small groups of us. The guides are a professional! I had a great time.
The tour was great! Freddie and Johnny were wonderful guides, and their charisma and knowledge of the area only brightened an already wonderful place. The tour had a nice balance of activity and downtime. Would recommend this tour as a day trip from Florence to see Cinque Terre.
Highly recommended...Freddy, Johnyboy and the driver Belagio I think his name was were superb!!
Very knowlegable and entertaining guides.....cheers I had a wonderful day!!
hands down are best day so far in Italy. By the end of the day we were exhausted but happy. Our tour guide Fabio was a bundle of energy and so enthusiastic, he made sure we all go through the hike and no one got lost. This hike does take effort but is within the capabilities of most people.
A wonderful day out ... upbeat positive and informative guides. It was extremely hot but the views made the sweating worth it. Worth every cent. Johnny, freddie and the team at Walkabout awesome.
This day trip was definitely worth it. I booked a few days in advance and showed up at the appointed location and time where I was met by several representatives from Walkabout Florence. We were taken to Cinque Terre on a very comfortable, air conditioned bus, and were accompanied by two guides, Stefano and Fabian. Both guides were extremely knowledgeable and funny, keeping us informed and entertained as we made the almost three hour trip to Cinque Terre. Everything we were to do that day was clearly and perfectly explained by our guides. When we arrived at Cinque Terre our group was split in two, and I had Stefano as a guide. I have been on many tours like this over the years and I can say that Stefano was top notch. He was attentive to everyone, and made the day fantastic. We hiked a bit about an hour in the morning to the town of Corniglia. Corniglia is one of the towns of Cinque Terre, and by the time we reached the town it was time for a delicious lunch of seafood and pasta. We were given ample bottles of water it was about 90 degrees F and allowed time to rest before continuing on to the other towns of Cinque Terre. The second hike is not for the faint of heart it is grueling in some places, but totally doable for anyone who is in somewhat good shape. Everyone in our group was OK, though some people struggled a bit. Again we were given ample time to shop, eat, swim, and walk around each town of Cinque Terre. We took the train from one town to another, and I must warn you that in high season the train is PACKED with people. At times we were like sardines. Luckily the trips are short and Stefano made it very clear that we should watch for pickpockets on the train. He was the most vigilant of all. We made it back to Florence by bus at 9:00 p.m. after a wonderful day. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
This was a fabulous way to quickly see the Cinque Terre area. The hiking was not too difficult, despite the heat there was a nice breeze the day we were there. Our guides, Lavinia and Molly were amazing. They knew the area, warned us about the conditions on the trail well, and had great suggestions for things to see in each town as well as places to grab food and/or snacks along the way.
Both my wife and I really enjoyed the hiking trip. We are really lucky to have Fabio as our walking tour guide. He is really passionate about his job, know the area very well, care about every single tour members, has a great sense of humor and the list goes on. We would definitely recommend Fabio and his company to all our friends who plan to visit Florence and Cinque Terre.
Me and my son absolutely love this tour. The tour is well organized the lunch is great the tour guide, Sandra I hope I get her name right is excellent. Highly recommended. My son enjoys tremendously his first swim and dive in this area of the Italian Mediterranean sea.
Great experience. You really need to be above average to take this on..no kidding about that! Beautiful towns and wonderful lunch. Highly recommend!!
This day was outstanding in every way! The guides were knowledgable, personable, and great fun. The tour itself took us to stunning places in the Cinque Terre. I loved the hike though it was strenuous for some. The included lunch was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour and, in fact, will buy it as a gift for my son who will be in Florence in a few months.
Hands-down one of the best days for our family of four while visiting Italy. Our guides Angel and Sandra were extremely fun, friendly and knowledgeable, and provided a lot of humor throughout the day. We learned much about the history and background of these beautiful towns. We thoroughly enjoyed their restaurant - the meal and the views were fantastic. An absolutely great day, don't miss this hike!
One of the most memorable places of the tour. The view was spectacular, and the food was delicious. If you are in florence, don't miss out this beauty!
This tour is amazing! If you have a day in florence and are trying to decide what tour to take I highly recommend this one. My wife and I absolutely loved it. Our tour guides, Julian and Johnny were informative, funny, and extremely accommodating. It is a hiking tour, but there are people who have no business hiking who still completed it in their late 60's and not in hiking shape. The great thing for us was that we were able to go at our own pace, which was ahead of the group, so we had more time in each village. Julian and Johnny pointed us in the right direction and then stayed with those who hiked slowly while most went ahead. The Cinque Terre is beautiful, probably the most gorgeous place I have ever been. We were able to get some great local food, swim in three of the villages, and enjoy some great shopping opportunities my wife told me to write that. This was our 2nd trip to Europe and it was by far the best tour we have ever done.
I've been home for two weeks now and I have raved about this tour to everyone I've talked to. I can't say enough good things! This tour exceeded my expectations in every way: we were able to go to all five towns in Cinque Terre, the guides were super fun and very knowledgable, and the tour was organized with superb efficiency. It was great to be able to hike and boat between some of the towns, and everything was paced nicely to were I felt like I had enough time to see and do what I wanted without feeling rushed. I would say with fair warning that the hike is probably more enjoyable if you're in better shape, but doable if you take your time. This tour was the highlight of my entire trip to Italy!
Excellent!! Fun and informative guides, well organized. The hike part is quite strenuous - come with good hiking shoes and plenty of water and cash for the little bar halfway along - you'll thank yourself!. We went in July - very hot and the train part was packed with people. But it all worked well. A great day!!
This was a great day trip! It was definitely a lot of walking and hiking so dress appropriately, bring water, and bring your bathing suit for swimming at the end of the day.
Great day! The hike was perfect- challenging but manageable. The guides did a great job of keeping up with us but letting us roam, and finding stops along the way. Extremely well managed. Worth every penny. Cinque Terre is gorgeous and the tour was fantastic!
Johnny was our tour guide he was very knowledgeable, funny , kind and interacted with everyone on the tour even though there were 32 of us. We had a great time I would recommend this trip to anyone.
First things first....this tour does involve a good amount of physical exertion. The beginning involves climbing up multiple flights of stairs to get to the top where the hike begins. You must have good footwear and be in reasonably good physical shape. That being said....this trip was excellent and we had a wonderful time with Martina as our guide. She was very personable, took the time to get to know each person in her group, and kept track of each one of us as we did the hike at our own pace. She also managed to get us all on and off the very crowded Saturday trains, which was no small feat. Thanks for a great trip Martina! We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny day for our trip and the scenery was amazing! If you are interested in seeing Cinque Terre in a day, this trip is the way to do it. Some of the best pictures from our trip to Italy came from this trip.