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This was a great day out from Siena. Lucky for Amadeo, our excellent guide, there were only 11 of us in the group as there are a lot of deadlines to meet, for trains and the boat trip from Vernazza to Monterosso, so at times the day feels a little rushed. Good lunch of pasta, fresh fish and lemon sorbet. This is not a complaint, but enhanced communication from the local operator when I called to confirm pick-up time/location would have helped - I would have liked to have had an idea ahead of time that, as the only passenger starting the day in Siena, I would be taken to Florence by private car, and driven back to Siena at the end of the day by the tour bus driver who did not speak English. Arriving in the dark at what was no doubt the bus company depot in the middle of nowhere was a little disconcerting, so I was happy to see my smiling driver Renzo from the morning who drove me back into town.
Cinque Terre was beautiful! And the tour wasn't as rushed as I had first expected. The towns we visited were pretty small villages, so it was easy to walk them in the allotted time. The guide was very nice and friendly, and the lunch he arranged for us was delicious. I enjoyed this trip very much.
We were well looked after by our guide, Amadeus. Keep us fully informed as to timings, and was a constant reminder to be sure to guard our belongings, as pickpockets are a problem in the area. The lunch provided was just great...great pasta, wine, dessert, a nice shot of Limoncino (as opposed to Limoncello)...a great way to end our day @ Cinque Terre. Highly recommend this tour.
great day out but not for the faint hearted ! have to fight your way on and off the trains
Although it was a rainy day, my son and I enjoyed a wonderful day in Cingue Terre. We were picked up in Siena in a very nice car and driven to Florence where we met up with the group. The bus was a roomy air-conditioned bus with very comfortable seats. Our tour guide pointed out interesting facts along the way. Because of the rain there were no boats and more tourists walking than normal. Cinque Terre was very crowded that day and we had to work hard to keep up with the group and follow our guide. We took the train between the towns and got to see 4 out of the 5. Besides one steep climb down from the bus, it was very easy. Our group all had a lovely lunch together that was pre ordered and overall I would absolutely recommend this tour. Even despite rain all day, it was a wonderful day and worth the money. If you are taking the tour from Siena, I would suggest you find the pick up spot the day before. We had to be there at 6:15 a.m. and we knew it would still be dark so we tracked it down the day before. I am very glad we did this since we some trouble finding it. Also, it was nice that we could keep anything extra on the bus and not have to carry it around with us all day.
This was a wonderful tour of an equally wonderful location in Italy. The three villages visited give you a fairly good sense of the treasures in Cinque Terre, which you can only explore more by staying right there. I wish I had known that the tour was available from Florence, as it is a shorter trip and I would have preferred to take it from there, but otherwise it was great.
We departed Florence for Siena and joined the trip there thinking that Siena should be the start point but to our surprise, we needed to travel back to Florence to join the big group. This was not stated in the itinerary and we have to spend 2 extra hours on traveling to and from Siena. This piece of information should be stated and if we knew that, we would have joined the trip in Florence. The trip is good though a bit rush but this can be excused cause 4 villages ( one requiring walking uphill was omitted) have to visit.
Cinque Terre always beautiful. The tour guide was very helpful and the lunch they provided was more than expected. I just wish I had more time to spend there.
We enjoyed the excursion to the Cinque terre, the scenery was beautiful.
Everything run on time.
The lunch was nice with different type of pasta and plenty of vernaccia to drink.
The guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
The rest of the group were friendly and had a good time
Too hectic and too much to see. I would have been happy visiting just two cities.
First time, no one picked us up.
Second time we got there okay but because my end of the train was in a tunnel I didn't get off not realizing we were at a stop. Got hassled by a ticket taker and had to bribe him 5 euros not to ticket me for not having the ticket because the tour operator had it and he and the rest of the tour had gotten off. So I got to the next station, bought a ticked back to Ramagoirre, called the tour company- luckily I had a phone that worked. (many visitors don't) They called the tour guide. He didn't even know I was missing. I caught back up with the tour in Ramagoirre as they were leaving. All's well that end's well, but it could have been pretty disasterous or upsetting. I don't speak Italian, I was traveling alone. The tour guide should have made sure we didn't get separated on the train. A very large, loud, tour group separated us.
I had no way of calling the guide as I didn't have his number.
You need to come up with some sort of check system to be sure this doesn't happen to someone who is not an experienced traveler used to fending for themselves.
THe tour guide didn't know much about the area, but the food we had at lunch was dandy.