This was our favorite tour of the trip to Italy. Our tour guides Chris and Martina were knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. We took a bus for 2 hrs from Florence to La Spezia, and Chris explained the plan for the day during the ride. We walked up 384 steps to have lunch in Corniglia. Lunch was amazing in one of the restaurants there. We sat on a terrace and enjoyed beautiful views. Then we hiked for 4 km through the most beautiful terrain overlooking the water to Vernazza. I tried to keep up with my kids who were a lot faster going up the mountain. It was narrow and rocky in some places. It could be physically challenging for those in poor physical condition.
We loved seeing all 5 locations, but wish we could spend more time there. The ride on the boat to the final stop was beautiful and scenic.
We loved this tour. Gloria and Lavvy were amazing - they made the tour so much fun and were so knowledgeable - we learnt so much about the area. We were staying in Florence for 4 days, and it was worth spending one day of our trip on this tour. We were a little unsure what to expect with the hiking, but it was fine! There are lots of points to stop and take photos and catch your breath along the way, and there was a cute bar at the halfway point with refreshing lemon slushies. There is a fair bit of walking involved just even through the different towns, so make sure to wear good shoes. If you are really not confident about the hike, there is the option to take the train to the next city and meet back up with the group there. The day ran so smoothly and we feel so lucky to have seen all five towns in a day, as well as taking a quick swim in the ocean in our free time and taking a boat ride at the end. It's a long day but definitely worth it - we would not have been able to do this on our own. Would highly recommend, and thanks again to our guides - they were outstanding!!!
Amazing! The five towns are a beauty and touring each one of them is a must. We loved the hike from one town to another. It was a great hike, but one you must watch your step all along the way. Our tour guide was great and gave us many interesting facts and information. A must do!
excellent tour. would recommend it