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This is an excellent day trip and was very professionally conducted. Hike is moderately difficult, not so much the up and down, but the footing in places requires your total attention, which is easily distracted given the beautiful views. Organization was perfect, transportation sopt on and the lucnch was superb. Well worth doing, we caught it on a perfect weather day, would be hard if the weather was rainy.
We definitely recommend this trip. The hiking was not that strenuous and the views were amazing. Our two guides, Freddie and Alex were knowledgeable and friendly. The train system in Italy is inconsistent and there are often delays but Freddie and Alex made the best of things and did extra little things to make the trip special.
We had a great Day on this Hike in Cinque Terra. The tour guides made the trip fly by and lots of time on our own to explore the Cinque Terre villages. Alex and Andy were Great! I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
This tour started our stay in Florence with a bang. We luckily reached our lunch destination just as the skies opened for 20 minutes. As a result over 1/2 of our group decided not to take the hike due to the wet trail and slippery rocks. This hike is quite difficult in wet conditions so be prepared. Our guide Freddy was great keeping everyone on time and providing interesting commentary. Do not miss the chance to take this tour!
Alex and his brother were excellent. They are friendly and well versed in this experience. Although we were a little old for the 3.5 miles hike, we made it and enjoyed the rest of the day. Thanks guys for a wondeerful day! Ron and Linda
My friend and I could not have had more fun. Alex was a wonderful tour guide; lunch was deeeelicious; and best part, you get to see all five of the Cinque Terre towns (some definitely more than others, but this is a great way to experience the whole area). Also, killer value. DO IT.
What a great Team Viator has with Alex and Freddie leading us thru an amazing Cinque Terre Trip.
From the start to end these guys were brilliant they were always attentive caring and looked after every person in the group. We had a day of laughs with their witty humour and even when we got stuck with a late train they organised free drinks or Ice cream...... well done guys ....with this type of service you should be booked out all the time !!!!
Excellent tour done very professionally, The Guide and the Bus driver were also very good got to see everything we wanted, Lunch was also fantastic would recommend this tour to my mates Down Under
This was an action packed and fun filled day. Be ready for significant downhill trekking and beautiful views. The tour guides were great giving lots of information as we rode to Cinque Terre and also gave guidance for where and how to spend the free time portions of the day in the various villages. The weather was perfect and the views magnificent! Do it!
Great Excursion! The guides were two brother, Alex and Julian, who were absolutely amazing with the entire group. Great day!!
Best day of my three weeks in southern Europe. Nice combination of activities...hiking, trains, boat, food, free time. Vernazza was crowded but the other three towns we visited were charming and inviting. Our guide Freddy was outstanding, informative, funny. It's a long day, over thirteen hours, but a good way to see a lot in a short time. Only problem was that the hiking was too fast to allow time to stop, rest, and take in the views.
This tour is excellent value for money and I would recommend it to the majority of people. There is a lot of walking involved up and down so not for unfit travellers, but overall I thought it was one of the best excursions I've been on. The guides were excellent and gave a little history of themselves which was really nice and they made the effort to speak to everyone. The places visited were beautiful and the views were spectacular. Before the boat ride, it's a must to buy a bottle of local wine and take on board with you to drink. We did this along with another few couples and we've made some lovely friends during the day who we'll be keeping in touch with. You won't regret this if you book it, it's fantastic!
I am not a person that takes a lot of organized trips but I can honestly say this was the best! Alec and Beatrice were excellent guides. Sometimes in tours you have to hurry up and wait for people but with this tour they provided back up plans to participants if we got separated. Beatrice and Alec had an uncanny way of managing the group without feeling uncomfortable of being in a group of about 20 people for each guide. We walked the most fantastic area of the Cinque Terre, took trains and the boat ride along the coast gave another perspective of this fabulous coast. Lunch was incredible and the view from restaurant just added to this positive experience. Beatrice and Alec also recommended some local merchants (bakery/ gelato places) for our free time and they were all excellent suggestions. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Excellent tour. Excellent views. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The hike, although somewhat physically demanding was well worth it, Lunch was divine and the boat ride back was beautiful and a wonderful way to end the tour. I highly recommend this tour.