If I could give this trip more stars I would. AMAZING. Stefano was the BEST guide. The entire trip was very well organized and you really feel like you've seen as much as you can see in the time you have in the cities visited. There are four optional tours one to the art gallery with the statue of David, one to Pisa, a night tour in Venice, and a gondola ride which amount to about 130 Euros and they're all SO worth it and make the experience even more amazing. I also paid extra to stay right on the island in Venice which personally I think was a must and I never spend extra money on hotel accommodations. All the local guides were great and there was a perfect mixture of guided tours and free time. I was actually sad when the tour was over it was so amazing. I've done other tours with Carrani as well and they are a great company, a thousand percent recommended!
The tour was full of great cities! I felt like I really got to see some of the best sites in Italy. Our tour leader Sabrina was so helpful and fun.
Loved the cities and churches on the tour. Hotel accomodations were good. Dinners in Venice were fabulous! The additional tours were worth the extra paid. We'd do it again.
You wil really enjoy if you get the right tour guide. Be prepared for lots of walking and long days.
This was a wonderful tour, if you want to see a lot of Italy in a short time. You go to so many places on the drive to Florence and Venice, it was great. Our tour guide was awesome she did a great job! Also it is well worth the money to get all the extras you will be so glad you did. Especially in Venice the upgraded room was awesome and the night tour was great. We felt like we were on a movie set. All the places you stop at is amazing! The Gondola ride was so much fun!!! This was one of my most favorite trips ever! Thanks so much to our tour guide and bus driver for getting us everywhere safely. Sherry
Rhonda United States of ...
I loved all the stops in the small villages. It was also nice to have the add-on tours as an option. Had a very knowledgeable guide and bus drivers.
Great tour for first timers to whet their taste of Italy. The local tour company organised the activities and timings perfectly. Just follow the tour director's advice and everything will be fantastic. A big thanks to Mirjam our Tour Director who made all the difference for our tour. Always helpful and gives great advice and always gives everyone a fun facts!!! TQTQ Mirjam. Also, our coach driver Sabatino a great driver. Always on time and helpful. Much appreciated! Cheers!
My family had a great time on the 5-Day Best of Italy tour. Our tour director, Mirjam, went out of her way to ensure that everyone on the tour had a memorable experience. The hotel in Florence and in Venice were nice along with the meals that were included with the tour. Overall, it was a very good tour.
I travelled with my young daughter and we enjoyed very much our experienced in Italy with the travel agent. Highly recommended. the best way to enjoy new experience in Italy with local tour leader who can share many tips while travelling in many different cities of Italy.
The tour operator well organized and very professional , the tour Director Clara is the best in the business, knowledgeable, very professional, personable she is well organized knew how and when to dismayed information so not to overwhelmed the group with unnecessary information, the five days went without a hitch on time with the right amount of stops and sightseeing thanks to the director Clara, The director beside herself as an excellent guide also provided very knowledgeable guides for the few sights, and we couldn't got anywhere with our great , knowledgeable, professional and excellent driver Luigi made us feel very safe driving and very comfortable, also luigi very professional and pleasant, maneuvered the huge bus beautifully around narrow road and on the highway, the director Clara and Luigi I commend them for the job well done sometime they went above and beyond to accommodate everyone, I cannot say enough about the great tour we took for five days tour of Italy I recommend this tour for my family ,friends and who ever read these comments, when you book this tour you must upgrade I guarantee you will get more than your money worth. You have my full permission to use this ae promotional for your business. If you have any question call me or email me .
PS: Give my best to Clara and Luigi
We found this tour to be good value for money. Our tour guide, Patricia was very knowledgable and always very helpful. The optional tours were also reasonably priced with good the local guides. There was a good balance between sitting on a bus and visiting local attractions and towns. We would use Viator again in the future.
This is an excellent tour. We enjoyed all the towns that we visited. Our guide Lucy was very informative, friendly and knowledgable. Our driver Fabio's driving skills amazed us. We highly recommend this tour. Nancy and John USA
Well organised tour, great accommodation and meals. Would highly recommend when you don't have much time.
I had the time of my life. It was a quick and wonderful way to tour major cities in Italy. The accommodations and food were nice, especially my upgraded room in Venice. Unfortunately, not all of the other guests were given that particular information and they were very disappointed. I happened to make my arrangements on phone which ended up giving me far more details that processing my tour on line! My guides, Nicole and Miyriam were wonderful, accommodating, carry and made my experience with Viator much better. I would highly recommend this tour to others because there were so many opportunities to meet people from other parts of the world. I made many wonderful friends!
This is the best 5 tour we had. Our tour director stefano is excellent and accommodating . Hotels are in great location . Side trips are reasonably price. Highly recommended . Carani tours is d best
The Tour was very good for who want to visit Italy in this short period, i took it with some other tours and it was great but the following i did not like:
- the Hotel in Florence was very old and small.
- I do not recommend anyone to take the on land Hotel at Venice as they will not experience Venice properly,
on the other hand:
- Carlos the guide was so helpful and calm.
-the Hotel in Venice was good relatively speaking, but the rooms were so small, if you have two bags you will not find a place to store.
- the Guide at Florence was amazing.
- I recommend to take all of the additional tours especially in Florence and this will cost you around 130 Euros.
Great tour guide with excellent knowledge and customer service. Good hotels Good meals. Good tour guide at Florence museum of David excellent knowledge and customer service Excellent tour itinerary
Excellent tour, amazing how much you manage to see in 5 days.
Nicole our tour guide was amazing, very helpful and informative.
Worth booking onto all the additional tours academy in Florence, Pisa, Venice at night and gondola ride for a total of 130 euros per person. Very good value for money overall.
Hotels all lovely, worth paying upgrade in Venice for better location on the islands. Food very good given included in price and Nicole was excellent at recommending places for lunches etc. very accommodating with allergies and dietary requirements if mentioned in advance.
Worth noting, not for the faint hearted, early starts before 7am every day, lots of walking including up hill at a reasonable pace especially tough in a heatwave!!. We're in our 20s and found it hard enough at 40 degrees!!!
Overall an amazing tour and would highly recommend!!
I loved our tour guide, Patrizia. She was so informative and fun!
All travelers in our group were varied and interesting.
So in all I would reccommend and enjoy the experience again!
The tour was great! Value for money and Stefano, our tour guide was wonderful. We will take another tour with that tour company again. Thanks Viator.
Our tour guide Mirijam was fantastic. The hotels were nice, the food could have been better. Overall the trip is very worth it. So much learning from guides and knowledge passed along. 8 citie in 5 days is fast paced, but you really feel like you get your moneys worth.
John P United Kingdom
Excellent tour!!! Our tour director, Clara, was full of energy and kept us smiling for the whole 5 days. I was fortunate to have a good group of people of the tour and there was a good atmosphere. There were a number of nationalities I was the only European but everyone made an effort to talk to each other. Clara said in high season there is a bus each for English and Spanish languages There was a decent mix of age groups too, 60 50, 30 25.
We spent just enough time in each place I thought, with two hour stop offs in Assisi, Siena, Bologna and Padua, and you could go explore yourself. I'm not that interested in churches but the cities were all nice, and I thought Assisi was particularly impressive. Florence and Venice speak for themselves.
The hotels were good, no complaints, but I'm happy with a good bed, breakfast and no noise. I stayed in the Mediterreneano and Carlton, and I think the Carlton was a bit nicer. It was also good being in Venice, but wasn't ideal being split from the rest of the group.
The meals were well planned and were good, not great, but good. The lunch in Florence was the best in my opinion, simple but good flavours.
Clara showed us where to go when in the 4 stop offs and gave us a night tour in Venice. There are some extras you can pay for, a tour in each of Florence and Venice with a guide which I took, and were very good. I got to see the David and San Marco's Basilica. There was the obligatory stop off at somewhere you can spend some money the Murano Glass was most popular - jewellery for the ladies!!!. I didn't take the bus trip to Pisa from Florence or the gondola ride in Venice. had already been in Pisa but a couple of hours there is all you need so it's a good option
I had a great time, met good people and saw some amazing places.
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