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I can't believe I'm going to call this a 5, but I truly am! Julian and Fabian were our guides - they were extraordinary!! Lots of fun, really engaged, wanting to know us as much as they wanted to be know. It was a true community on this trip of 50. The hikes were hikes - not easy, but certainly not overwhelming. All I can say is KNOW YOUR WEATHER! The main hike is about 90-120 min depending on how many pictures or rests you take. 30 min towards the end of our hike, just as we were cresting the final turn towards the town, it started to sprinkle, turned to rain, turned to torrential down pours in about 15 min. Lightning and thunder storms started in the distance and soon were on top of us. We were the last of 6 on the mountain... our guide came running up to find us, gave us clear instructions and then ran further up to find the rest. As we came into the edge of town, a strike of lighting hit about 10 feet away from us - quite frightening when you're standing in 2" of water and it is pour past us like you're walking through a running stream. One of the guest houses we past, pulled us in to wait it out. He was such a lovely man! But we needed to get back... as we got into town, the rain began to slow and people shared their stories that the town had called a "Code Red" in fear of flooding and mud slights and told everyone to find higher ground. Julian and Fabian were amazing through it all... hugs, purchasing us all a glass of wine, giving us time to pull ourselves together, laughing, finding the bright side and bringing us through the rest of the remaining towns. Yup - it was a crazy, unexpected turn to the tour, but all 50 people on it became such a tight community and I was thrilled to be with them all. Great Tour!!
What a fabulous day! This seriously was one of the hightlights of my trip. Our guide (I feel so terrible his name escapes me, young, cute American, living in Florence) was fantastic. He was so knowledgable and charismatic and made the Cinque Terre even more exciting. We had a lovely lunch in Cornelia and hiked from there to Vernazza. Weather was perfect, company on the trip was great, a pretty good group of fun people and just a magic day. Thank you!
Amazing Tour! Our guide Angelo was great! He cared to talk to everyone to get to know us and make sure we were doing ok. Cool guy! Salvatore de driver also did a great job! Our included lunch was espectacular! The waitress was a little bit rude but Angelo made sure to take care of it! Great time!
This tour was amazing!!! Our tour guide, Lucca, was knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. We visited all 5 towns, had an amazing lunch.
Martina was fabulous and made sure the individual needs of everyone in our group were met. It is a long but day fabulous day. This trip gives you a snap shot of this exquisite, picturesque part of Italy. You have the option to walk or catch the train; we walked and the views were stunning. The boat ride is a highlight at the end of the day. We want to go back but this day trip is just superb!
Guides were brilliant. Well organised and professional. A totally amazing experience and a must do!!
My husband and I recently traveled to Ireland, Spain and Italy. We booked 4 excursions through Viator, and this one was our favorite! I am so glad we decided to go to Cinque Terre. We took the trip in late September and had fantastic hiking weather. We really enjoyed the pace/mix of this excursion. There was a good balance between traveling and being up and moving (we had other excursions where we literally sat on a bus/train the whole day). Likewise, there was a nice mix of being guided and then having time to explore on your own. Certainly, you will enjoy amazing views and delicious food. Our guides were Lavinia and Julian. They were very knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. Overall, we really felt this one was worth it!
Tour was well organized. Our tour guide, Lucca, was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was an enjoyable experience and worth doing.
Fabulous day, lavinia was great guide, supportive, encouraging, informative yet relaxed, would certainly recommend this tour.
We took this wonderful trip in August of this year. Our tour guides Angel and Julian were great. Both were very knowledgable about this beautiful part ogf Italy. We could not have seen so much in one day on our own. A highlight of our trip to florence!
One of the high points in our trip to Italy! The villages and Mediterranean were of course beautiful. This was a nice change of pace from the cities and museums. Our guides were fantastic. As Freddie said, we have no problems only solutions. There were several of us that decided to skip the 2nd part of the hike after lunch. There were no judgements, Fabian stayed with us and took us by train to the next stop Vernazza. It was a perfect place to spend some extra time waiting for the hiking contingent. Time for the dipping our feet in the gorgeous Mediterranean, and sipping some Wine. Freddie also gave us lots of tips as to what to try along the way in each town. We did get to take the boat and that gave us some breathtaking views. Such a good tour. Be prepared with camera and clock, though Italians always run late, you need to be ontime for Trains and boat to take advantage of all that is planned.
Our trip was ONE truly amazing experience. Angel was a great host and guide for the day, super funny and relatable. He was one of the highlights of the hike. Of course i had no idea what i was in store for, but if you like adventure, HIKING, and amazing views don't think anymore and get this trip. You will absolutely love it! and you will feel very accomplished afterwards!!! 3 The Annunziata's
An absolute 5 star rating! I don't think that it would be possible to do Cinque Terre from Florence without a tour group (driving, parking issues) and the tour company was absolutely top notch. Fantastic experience and I would highly recommend this tour company to anyone. Very personable, energetic and engaging commentary; tried to be mindful of the varying fitness levels (people! listen to them and wear proper shoes please - it's a hike!); great food; spectacular scenery and experience at tremendous value. Exceeded all of our expectations in every way.