This tour was phenomenal! The group size was 8, so it had a personalized feel to it. We all got to know each other and had an excellent time. The wine tastings were a blast. The wineries did not skimp on the amount of wine given to us! We were given meats, cheeses and pasta to accompany the tastings. Cinque Terre was so beautiful. It was too windy to take the boat over, so we had to take the train but it didn't put a damper on the visit at all. There was a mix up with one of our hotels and we were forced to spend one night in a subpar hotel, but the company fixed it, covered our wine and city tax for the night and had a great hotel for us the following night. We would highly recommend this tour!
An excellent 4 days. Just the perfect mix of history, geography and wine tasting. Our days were full but we always felt relaxed. Our guide Diego certainly had us appreciating the Italian stress-free lifestyle. His knowledge and passion for all things Italian was unbelievable. The three wine tasting sessions were terrific and our boat ride to the Cinque Terre was definitely amazing, however our visit to a marble quarry in Cararra was unbelievable! A definite if you have 4 days to spare on your visit to Italy.
My partner and I recently went on this trip in Mid- September! and I cannot speak highly enough! It's a must do! first of all the tour guide Maria, was amazing she was fun, enthusiastic and very knowledgable! the bus was comfortable and modern! everything was planned and timed very well! we felt like we got to see so much of Italy on this tour and beautiful towns we wouldn't have known existed! we were taken to so many wineries where we got delicious meats and cheeses and also wine! we saw Cinque Terra and Pisa and a host of other towns, the hotels were nice and comfortable and all meals were included breakfast and dinner each day but on top of that all the free cheese, meat and bread through the day meant we were never hungry! by the end we were wondering how the company makes a profit off these trips when we considered the amount of value we got for the price! please do it you won't be disappointed.
Well arranged knowlegdeable guide and a pace that was right for us. Loved it, enjoyed it and would recommend to any and all.
GREAT! I saw some old and new places. It was amazing as Italy is great country! Loved my tour mates.
Great tour...our guide was very helpful, thanks Diego! We had 3 wine tastings on this excursion. Great bang for your buck!
What a brilliant time we had in all the walled cities. Not to mention the wine tastings with local food produce. A brilliant and very worthwhile experience. Thank you so much
Great tour. Maria is fantastic. We had a tight schedule after the end of the tour and she acted immediately to solve the situation and find us a suitable solution. Worked out perfectly.
I'd suggest an alternative to the last day wine tasting. Maybe an afternoon in Florenece ?
Amazing....we would highly recommend. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but unfortunately we could not absorb all that information at one time. It would be amazing if at the end of the tour there was a hand out that would explain what we had just seen.We were very happy with our hotel also.
Excellent tour. Very comprehensive yet leisurely. Had time to enjoy each experience. Should consider changing the hotel at La Spezia. Customer service there was quite poor at NH hotel.
Just loved this trip........Diego are guide was a great guy with a wealth of knowledge....loved all our stops....wine tastings etc....hotels.......especially Sienna one......go you,ll enjoy the trip ,the sights,the people...met get new friends.
We travelled with 19 others in a very comfortable bus with Maria as the guide and Manuela as the driver and they were awesome in getting us through an amazing tours of towns and wineries. The boat ride to Cinque Terre was the highlight as it was such a beautiful day. Hotel and wineries were excellent hosts.
Taking this tour truly made it possible to discover so many beautiful places.
A fantastic trip with Cinque Terra as the highlight. Loved tastes of Tuscany, the old towns and wineries.
This trip allowed us to see much more than we would have been able to on our own. We usually travel by ourselves by car and it would have been impossible to cover as much ground as smoothly and to book decent locations and then find them in the short time we had. The guide Diego was informative, opinionated, and funny, and the tourbus driver Danille ? was a professional taking the bus to places it shouldn't have been able to reach. The sights we saw were all very picturesque,we especially enjoyed the visits to the wineries and the nice lunches we had. Dinner at the hotels in Sienna and La Spezia were nice, but boring so we opted out the second night in La Spezia. I had hoped the hotel in Siena woild be downtown so we could roam around but it was in the countryside with no nearby attractions so that was a bit of a disappointment but both hotels were very nice and I was surprised by the pleasant surroundings of the Hotel NH in La Spezia which I expected to be far more industrial than it was. we had good waterfront views and a lovely park setting by the waterfront very close by. The trip to the quarry at Carrara was very interesting and unique.If you are planning only one visit to Italy and want to hit a lot of high spots this trip combined with the Naples, Sorrento and Capri tour is a great though somewhat tiring way to do it. We added a self guided tours to Venice and Rome to complete the visit and that was fun too.
We loved this tour. enjoyed the tour guide Maria, Loved the fact there were only 17 people on tour. Wine tasting was a fabulous experience, would highly recommend this tour to others wanting to see that beautiful area in a few days. Many thanks, Andrew and Helen Taylor
We were collected on time by a lovely limo van only to find we were a very small group after cancellations. Our Tour guide was Maria Gonzuelez who was very knowledgeable and let us know our daily schedule first thing in the morning. Our motels were first rate and included breakfast and dinners. Lunch was generally provided at our wine tasting venue, twice at great wineries with superb light meals. i would recommend this tour to anybody who has a limited time to spend touring Tuscany. Thoroughly enjoyed the little towns and the local tour guides as well.
What an awesome trip.
The tour guide got us on the right spots for best viewing.
Each day just got better and better.
Highly recommend this trip.
Loved this trip. Very well organised , busy with so much to see and do. Hotel accommodation was perfect.
A fantastic tour with a wonderful guide. Stunning views and great food and wine. We met some great new friends and enjoyed seeing the Tuscan country side.