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Best day ever! Stefano was awesome! We had some needy ones in the group and he was so kind and helpful. If I had to pick one thing to do again in Italy, it would be this tour, NO QUESTION! The hike was incredible, we were able to wander, swim, shop, eat amazing food. And the views were breathtaking!
Great trip! We met up with people from a previous Viator trip for this tour and had a great time with them as well. The bus ride from Florence was fun, informative, and quick! We saw some cool sites in each village. The lemonade/orange juice partial alcohol stand half way up the trail/hike was so refreshing and yummy and needed at that time. It is a bit strenuous but there were some that went at a slower pace and others that were literally jogging it. Stairs are uneven and sometimes high though doable.
Really recommend this especially if you like some physical activity while eating your way through Italy! Would do it again!
This was amazing, but not for the faint of heart. There is a reason they have you sign a waiver. That being said, despite the fact that we were not as physically fit as we thought, we enjoyed this tour. Gloria was our tour guide.
Yen E United States of ...
Great tour, great guide Angel he was the best choice enjoying this tour throughout Angel's eyes was amazing the history, the insights, the comments, and his people's side, made the tour worth it.
Going to Cinque Terre, enjoying the sights and the food was phenomenal. Hiking throughout 4 of the 5 Terres it is something worth to do it.
This was an amazing tour! one I would do again, gotta be reasonably fit though! If you love the outdoors and love landscapes this one is not to be missed, we had amazing tour guides, we had Gloria who was a Firenze native she is full of energy and enthusiasm and you just get absorbed in the surrounded beauty and her knowledge!
Our favourite trip in Italy, hands down. Im not big on interacting with tour guides, but the tour guides on this trip were awesome. The scenery was amazing and the itinerary was very well put together.
The hike is hard work, pack a spare pair of clothes as you don't want be going home on he bus smelling!
And don't do the lunch, it was ordinary. Best bet is to grab lunch from another restaurant or café in the town you stop at.
We had an unforgettable experience with Gloria and Walkabout Florence. If you only have one day to experience Cinque Terre, this is the way to do it. The tour was run very professionally and on schedule. We felt safe and comfortable on the bus, especially considering we were there during the hottest time of the year. We felt like we got to see and do a little bit of everything in these villages. We took a beautiful train ride, went on the most beautiful hikes of our lives through the hills of the coast, had a wonderful seafood lunch, got to soak and relax in the crystal clear Mediterranean, and took a picturesque, relaxing boat ride to complete an unforgettable day. Our guide gave the group the option of staying with her during the hike or going off on our own, but she gave very clear instructions as to where to meet so we wouldn't miss any connections. She also gave us a great recommendation for a place to get a snack and a drink in one of the towns. If we are ever lucky enough to travel to Florence again, we will be certain to book a trip with this company.
Great tour, beautiful scenery and towns, very good tour guides. VERY tough hike for those who don't hike regularly, think twice, avoid in summer due to heat. I am of average fitness and had to use every ounce of my energy and it was too hot in Aug.
Great guides, beautiful towns and view and lot of fun. VERY tough Hike for those who don't do this regularly, think twice. definitely avoid in summer due to heat
Great tour! This was a full-bus tour with 54 people on board that set off from Florence Firenze Station and our guides were Marcio sorry can't spell his name but he is an American who has stayed in Italy for over 10 years and Gloria. My fiance and I had just landed in Florence the night before coming in from Singapore so we battled jetlag to do this tour and we were so glad we did so!
The guides were amazing and friendly - we were led by Marcio mainly since they split the tour into 2 main groups which was definitely a great idea considering the large number. They did row-calls before we depart for the next stop which is good as they were not many hold-ups, except for the end when we were about to head back to Florence and 2 girls were missing so the whole bus waited for about 10-15 minutes while Marcio went to look for them. I think they headed back on their own as we only saw Marcio after so.. no big issue that it is a big group!
This tour was a great overview of what Cinque Terre is - we walked through streets to nice vantage points, took the local trains, and at some point in time about 10 of us got lost as we were taking pictures but we caught up to the group nonetheless. Perhaps a tad more time can be given as we explore the sights/streets considering we dont walk back the same path and the views are different from all the different points but then again, we might get lost easily so.. I guess this is a give and take both ways. Perhaps the guides can just walk a tad slower so that all of us can busk in the great scenery more
We chose to have the lunch option at the restaurant for 15 Euros each as we didn't want the hassle of finding our own place - The meal was decent with an appetizer and pasta. Note that you can change the seafood appetizer to the ham option, and the pesto pasta to tomato based pasta would have opted for the tomato-based pasta due to personal preference but wasn't aware that this was possible, perhaps Marcio had forgotten to mention it but the pesto pasta was great too! Portion was a little small fiance was still hungry so do get some snacks/buy gelato on the way if you need to.
We did the hike after lunch, took about 45 minutes to complete the actual hike but we took longer as we paused for many great photo shots along the way so we came up to about 65 minutes or so for the whole hike. The hike was relatively easy for us as we exercise quite regularly, with some flat ground / steps up and downs, but note that the steps are made of uneven rocks so just got to be cautious of taking the next step forward/down. Some steps can be quite high as well so it takes some time to get through them but overall, manageable and the spectacular views were worth the time and effort. You can also choose to not do the hike and reach the cities via train pass which some on the tour opted. We ended in the 3rd City this trip covers all 5 main cities and had gelato cheap wine/beer great sights to reward ourselves with.
The last hike was the one that provided the best views of Cinque Terre except we were battling sunset at about 420pm so it was already turning dark then but still a good view of Cinque Terre in the evening sun. Perhaps it was off season so not many houses were lit up, didn't really affect us anyway.
Overall, this was a great trip! A great workout and awesome views : Will definitely recommend this to everyone!
A fun filled day, walking and touring the unique coastal wonders of Cinque Terre. We had two super guides. Matteo is part of the team and he is charming. I don't know how these 2 guys maintain their cool getting us all over these villages and hikes. A great value too. If you book, you'll be lucky to get out guides.
The was our absolute favorite day in Italy!!! Loved every moment in Cinque Terre. Its charm and peaceful atmosphere were unmatched with any beauty in Italy. It was an adventurous time hiking but well worth it. Stefano was an excellent guide as well as his colleague Lorenzo. If you have the chance to do in your schedule don't miss this amazing day of natural beauty and charm.
Could not rate this tour highly enough. We had a very good tour guide who was very informative but also didn't treat the group like babies. Throughout the tour we learnt a lot and also had a lot of free time to explore. There is no pressure on the hike as you are able to do it in your own time without holding the rest of the group up. You get to see amazing sights and some of the views are breathtaking. 10/10 would recommend this tour
Amazing and beautiful. The hike is a HIKE. You have to be in moderate shape to complete it.
Patricia C USA
My second trip to the area, this time hiking with my daughter and grandchildren. The guides were very experienced and knowledgeable. Our lunch was at a charming restaurant with an amazing view. We took trains, hiked and climbed, had a boat transfer all great experiences. I left the tour at one point with some other travelers to allow the more adventuresome to complete their hike. No problem to meet up later for our trip back to Florence. Wonderful day with many experiences.
Definitely recommend!! This is a great way to see all of the towns in one day. Angel was a great guide -fun, informative, personable. The hiking portion wasn’t TOO rigorous if you’re worried about that. The longest portion was ~2.5 miles and not too much of it is uphill. Lunch was fabulous!
This was the highlight of my trip to Italy. Our tour guide Lavi short for Lavinia, I believe is AMAZING. I think she is the best tour guide I have ever had - very friendly, funny, organized, knowledgeable, and experienced. She gave us multiple options at each town in Cinque Terre, whether we wanted to take small walks, visit certain sites, eat at different restaurants or gelaterias, or have a drink. She even provided us with meeting points in case we accidentally became separated from the group. However, she provides such simple, clear instructions that I think it would take someone who really doesn't pay attention or doesn't care to become separated from the group on accident. Thank you so much, Lavi, for making this tour so enjoyable and stress-free! This was the experience of a lifetime. I am already recommending this tour to some friends who are planning to visit Italy soon!
Amazing! Martina was an awesome guide. She was very informative and helpful to those on the tour.
Beautiful scenery!! The hike was great!!. Love the ice-cream there as well! Love this place, will definitely come back again!!
I highly recommend doing this tour. The guides Stefan and Chris were excellent. The hiking was strenuous, but there were rail options between villages if you weren't up to the hiking. Spectacular scenery, was well as excellent and informative leadership.
Our guides were wonderful - the sites beautiful! Highly recommend!
The walks killed us but was so worth it.
The views of all the towns were breath taking.
Our guide Angel and our driver Mario looked after us during the day.
If your wanting to go here do this tour!
After this do the Tuscany day tour that Angels wife does. It’s funny to hear their stories
Beautiful views all day long. You would be lucky to have Angel as your tour guide. He is warm,funny, and incredibly informative. Easily the best guide I have ever had. Make sure you are prepared for a real hike. Proper hiking shoes or sneakers are a must.
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