74 reviews of 5-Day Best of Italy Trip
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Reviewed by Rusela C, Ireland, January 2009
Reviewed by Kiri T, New Zealand, November 2008
Reviewed by Cherian G, United Arab Emirates, October 2008
Reviewed by Louisa Pui C, September 2011
Our tour was big with 61 guests and led by Mario. 1st day was very hectic as we had to chase after the tour leader for about 20 minutes at the various city stops after long bus ride of 2-3+ hours. On the bus, there was some briefing about the cities to be visited and once we were led into the city centers, we were left to wander on our own for around 2-3 hours. There were 5 optional tours which cost a total of EURO 150 which included excursion to Pisa, Venice by Night and Condola ride etc. Have to pay extra EURO 4 per person per night at the hotel as well as recommended tips of EURO 15 for the tour leader and driver. In Florence, other than 1 short city tour in the morning, the whole day will be left on our own if we are not joining the Pisa optional tour. Was able to see a few medieval towns which other group tours might not cover. 4-star hotel in Venice on the island and the restaurant there were excellent. However, the hotel in Florence was a tourist hotel and very chaotic at check-in due to 3-4 tour buses arriving at the same time and jammed into 2 lifts. Those guests who are slow and with weak legs cannot join this tour.
Reviewed by Winslie Joseph R, August 2011
Tour was good the hotels were excellent,the guide and driver were great, but one thing Viator needs to review is Venice when they picked us up from Mstra they told us that we have to find our way back from Venice which for elderly people who cant walk far is very difficult and so it cost the four of 40 euro to get back to the Hotel in Mistra we cant Understand why the coach which took us could not drop all of us back at the hotel,this was not mentioned in the Itinerary,if not we would have booked the four star tour.
Reviewed by Sherry E, April 2011
I really enjoyed the trip. The only problem we had was their were 60 Spanish speaking people to 15 English speaking people. So most of the talking was in Spanish. Missed alot of what was said. Very disappointed!
Reviewed by Anonymous, August 2010
Reviewed by Pui Sze Jessie W, Australia, July 2010
Reviewed by Ana M, USA, May 2010
Reviewed by Patrick G, USA, August 2012
The trip was actually very nice. Some weirds stops along the way but overall a nice tour. The only reasons we give it a three is that the booking was messed up and we did not get our upgraded visit in both Florence and Venice. Had Viator correctly prepared our booking the trip would have been great. The only other complaint was that there were extra excursions that we did not plan on during the trip and were not notified in advance that those visits would cost extra. Viator needs to change out the hotel in Florence as it appears to be out of date and the food was really bad. Other than those issues the tour was good.
Reviewed by Kenneth B, October 2010
Reviewed by ROSELLA B, April 2013
The guide Alehandro was rude and dismmisive of our personal needs and spent his time making friends with the spanish group on the tour. He stated he thought his job a 'working holiday', but I really wanted him to focus on his job of making my holiday memorable for the right reasons. i would not recommend this tour. Mostly Spanish and Portugese spoken.
Reviewed by DEBRA M, April 2011
Horrible food and 2nd class accomodations. This was a real disappointment.