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Such a great tour and the size of the group was perfect!
Monterosso and the beach, food and restaurant was divine!
The hotel near Cinqueterre was fine, however the hotel near Tuscany wasn't the great. They had no ramp or lift to access the rooms with our bags, but rather stairs! We made it known in our booking that my elderly mother has difficulty with stairs, however even though the grounds of the hotel were large, we got assigned a room where we had to walk more than 20 stairs....downstairs! where as our younger fit travel colleagues all had grown floor rooms. It was massive fail! The wine tasting San Gimignano was 6 star!! I recommended this tour to a friend of mine who took it last year and loved it!
Every detail in this tour was perfect. Our group size was 13 with a variety of ages and nationalities. Maria was an amazing tour guide with an immense knowledge of the history of the areas. Our tour bus was very comfortable and clean. The itinerary and different cities that we visited was a great blend of history, beauty, and wine! Breakfasts and dinners are included in the package and it states that lunch is on your own, however we were served bread/cheese/meats with all our wine tastings, that we only bought lunch one day. The wine tastings were amazing! Fortunately, the day we were at the Cinque Terre the waters cooperated and we were able to take the boat to the towns. However, you must be flexible and understanding, because if the waters are too rough, then you have to do the tour by train. We waited until 8:30 the morning we were to head to Cinque Terre to find out, but we were well informed the entire trip about this. The hotels were nice and the breakfasts and dinners were lovely. I would highly recommend this tour!
We really enjoyed this tour. There were 21 people on our tour, and everyone seemed to have a great time. The itinerary was great - a nice mix of guided tours and free time in each city. We particular enjoyed the wine tastes each day. Highly recommend!
The selection of sites and cities was excellent with the pace being very enjoyable. One improvement would be to add more live guide information while in Pisa and the boat ride through Cinque Terre. Also, when asked to fill out the survey on the bus at end of trip one should never be asked to include one's name.
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Our Tour has been the best. Diego our Italian guide amazing, full of knowledge. Our group different range of ages we all bonded together. Amazing scenery, food and wine along the 4 days. Highly recommended
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.
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