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WOW! What an impressive tour this is. We LOVED it!! Our guide, Diego was excellent. He conducted our 33 person tour in both English and Spanish. He was very organized. The accommodations and meals included were very nice. I can't even begin to choose a highlight, because every day was filled with one terrific thing after the other. I would take this tour again in a heartbeat. We did not receive the Cinque Terre card as it said on the brochure, but we didn't need this because we were escorted to each of the towns we visited and the tour included our tickets for both the boat and the train. (We went to Cinque Terre on the boat and returned to our hotel on the train). These towns are a must-see for anyone visiting Italy. One of the best things about this tour is that virtually everything is included - you don't have to pay for many extras, except the odd lunch if you wish and a ticket to the buildings at Pisa. The tour picks you up at your hotel the first day, but leaves you at Termini train station at the end of the tour. Do not expect to be dropped off at your hotel! Some people were very upset about this, despite the tour description stating we would be dropped at Termini. Read the instructions carefully and you will have the most amazing tour of Italy! Thank you for providing such a terrific tour!
This tour was wonderful! Our tour guide Diego and the driver Valerio were great. Took great care of us, were charming. Everything went smoothly. Very special, side trips, etc
It was a great tour. Diego was a great guide. It was a little rushed and perhaps putting less towns on the agenda would be better. I agree with the lady which mentioned there was no help with the luggage. There were several people who were struggling with their luggage, unfortunately although both hotels were very nice in La Spezia and Siena--there were a lot of stairs. Would love to have put Florence on the tour--a full day in Florence would have been ideal
It was great. Only 3 people on tour. It was like a personal tour. Guide very relaxed. A few "scares" with the driver, but he was a lovely chap. Only problem was, there was no help with the suitcases at both hotels. We are ladies 60-65 and no one helped us with suitcases up and down stairs.
We had a wonderful tour guide, Diago, who really went out of his way for us. He helped me arrange to meet up with some friends who were also in Cinque Terre on the day we were there. The breakfasts were all great with lots of choices. We had a very nice small group and everything went as planned.
Tour was okay, the scenery and towns were amazing. Wine wasn't bad either. However, the tour guide was a bit unprofessional. Cinque Terre trip section was disappointing, we only had two hours in the final town and weren't provided with the public transportation card described. Would recommend the title to not include Cinque Terre, we literally spent more time getting there than we had to explore. Still, the bus was nice, food included was great and hotels were good.
The wine tasting was a real treat, as was exploring medieval villages. Some days we felt there were too many activities and it became rushed, however we certainly loved the ease of seeing some of the best parts of Italy through an organised tour. Moreover our guide imparted a wealth of knowledge!
I was very disappointed by this tour. I chose it because it was the only short tour that went to the Cinque Terre. I assumed the pass that was included to the 5 villages was the hiking pass. I was shocked that I was the only single, only American, and youngest by 20+ yrs.
Overall the tour did what it set out to do....but you need your own guide book if you want to know about the churches outside Rome..
The first day was badly planned. 2 wine tastings had been arranged with a visit to a small town whose sole purpose seemed to space out the wine tastings. The visit to Sienna had been rescheduled so once the local guide had walked up to the centre, we had to return to the coach to check in the hotel. I would have welcomed more time to have a look around here rather than somewhere like the smaller places we had stopped at to 'kill time' before the next wine!
The hotels were good.
Diego, the guide, was difficult to understand, slurring his words, and was irritable when asked to repeat information. He slept on the coach between towns, when on other tours I have taken, the guide would have used the time to give background information etc. maybe it's time he retired!!!