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This excursion was definitely a major highlight from our trip to Italy. I would definitely do this again and would recommend it to friends and acquaintances.
Don't be deterred by the long bus trip to Cinque Terre. The tour guides made the road portion of the trip informative, interesting and fun. Alex and Freddy were our guides - they know their stuff and took great care of us. The tour company is first class all the way. We had a conflict that came up and the tour companies (Viator and Walk About Tours) worked with us when they really didn't have to. I will definitely be a repeat customer with these folks!
The hiking was fabulous with tremendous views at every turn. Talk about photo opportunities! The hike was strenuous at times for short bursts, but nothing that a person of average fitness could not do. Frankly, the views were so inspiring that I didn't think too much about the physical aspect of the hike ( there was always something to look at). The towns were charming and picturesque, with time to explore, shop, or swim on your free time. We did have a couple who chose not to hike, and the guides made arrangements for them to take the train and meet up with the group later - no worries.
Don't miss out on this experience - it was a day very well spent. I got my very best trip photos of Italy on this excursion.
One of the most memorable tours I've taken. 5-stars. - Jerry R.
This was the highlight of our trip to Italy. (visited three cities in total) The guys at WalkAbout Florence, did a superb job of informing us of what was happening, checking on us throughout the day, and hosting us in general. We highly recommend these bi-lingual brothers to escort you around La Spezia/Liguria. A full, power-packed day of hiking, a great lunch, and beautiful vistas. Perfect, guys!
This tour is long and not for the totally unfit. You do have a choice of not doing the really long 1-1/2 steep climbing trekking part of the tour and to catch the train instead. Lunch was fabulous and the restaurant has fantastic views. Our guide really looked after us and pointed us to the best bars!! The boat tour was spectacular being able to look at the towns from the water. We did not get back to Florence until about 9pm at night but this tour was worth it.
Definitely recommend this tour to anyone who likes hiking,need to be moderately fit because you are climbing 4 km up the hills but well worth it.The view of the coast is stunning.We had an unforgettable day in Cinque Terre.
The trip was perfect and the guides were very helpful. Everything went according to the plan and no hidden fee and costs. I was recommend this package to everyone. Great job Frank!!
This day trip was an amazing experience and was the highlight of our entire trip to Europe! Our guides Julian and Alex were down to earth, knowledgeable and very eager to provide their recommendations on their favourite spots in Florence. If I had the opportunity to, I would definitely do this tour with Walk About Florence again.
Fantastic day trip. Our leader was Alex, young and motivated young guy who was great! Guided us beautifully through all of the 5 villages, which were magical! What a day!
The hiking tour was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I agree that this was our favorite day in Italy! The bus ride was comfortable and our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable. The lunch served was absolutely delicious. The hike was manageable and the views were breathtaking! Although we did not have much time in each town, we enjoyed making a quick stop in each one. If we have the opportunity to participate on this tour again we definitely will. Also we would recommend this tour to anyone we know that may visit Italy in the future!
I LOVED THIS TOUR! Spent 8 days in Italy and this was by far one of the top experiences. The whole thing was well organized, the tour guides were BEYOND amazing, the views and scenery were breathtaking. Definitely an unforgettable experience that I would re-do.
The tour was terrific. Freddie was the guide for my group and he was great. It was well organized and fun. The hiking was made more challenging by the rain that morning. I wanted a vigorous hike and it was! The guides accommodated a few guests who preferred an easier option with an alternative plan. Lunch was worth the hike! The fresh seafood platter appetizer and amazing pesto gave us a true taste of the Cinque Terre. Our group dined on a private patio overlooking the sea. The views on the hike and from the patio were spectacular! Our only disappointment was that we were unable to take the boat ride due to rough seas. the day included a nice variety of hiking, short train rides , good food , time to relax, group time and free time. i highly recommend this tour if you only have a day to see the Cinque Terre and enjoy a hike.
My boyfriend and I weren't sure whether to spend the money on this tour....we are so glad we did. It was by far the highlight of the holiday for us, the walkabout tour guides were knowledgeable, funny and informative. Not only this but the lunch before the hike was amazing, with stunning views!
Amazing hike ! Although hot as hell during summer, the view and experience more than made up for it. The lunch was lovely, especially the pesto. The tour guides were very good at their explanations and keeping us together during the hike. Not to be miss if you're in florence or italy!