Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence
Reviewed by: John M, September 2015
WOW! Easily the best tour I have ever been on. Freddie and Lavinia were 100 outstanding! I am so glad we did this. We were an enormous group, and Freddie and Lavi took the time to learn everyone's names, where we were from, etc. Their commentary was always insightful and usually very funny. They kept track of everyone across all 5 towns, despite how insanely busy it was. All of our train tickets were paid for and organized, and lunch was excellent. I'd do it again, just to hang out with those two :
Important note: This is NOT a cutesy stroll. It is a HIKE. I would consider myself very fit, and it was definitely a workout. I'm a firm believer that this was the best way to experience Cinque Terre, but if you aren't into it, you can simply train from one town to the next and meet the rest of the group when they arrive. Don't be the girl that shows up in flip flops-- seriously.
Reviewed by: Cherry C, United States of America, September 2015
The tour covers all 5 towns and we experienced local train, boat and hiking/climbing with fantastic views. Lunch was awesome at the local restaurant with great food and service. Johnny and Freddie are funny, informative and well organized tour guides! Just wish we can spend more time there.
Reviewed by: Robert J, September 2015
My family and I took this tour the second week of August with Lavi as our tour guide. While my wife and I had been to Florence previously, our 12 and 16 year old boys had not, so we thought that it would be nice for the boys to see some sights outside of the City of Florence. And are we ever glad that we did! Overall, we all loved this tour.
Each of the five cliff-side towns were amazing, beautiful and unique. The views from the cliffside hike was truly spectacular! We also had just the right amount of time to spend on our own exploring several of the towns. I also found it especially interesting because we also were able to take both the local train and ferry, each of which provided a different perspective on local life. The lunch was perfect, both food and service were great. However, what really helped make the trip extra special was Lavi, who knew so much about everything that we saw, and really took a personal interest in ensuring that all on the tour were well taken care of and enjoying themselves. While on the bus en-route to and from Cinque Terre, Lavi was an endless source of interesting information about all that we saw.
This tour was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to Italy, and is one that I would highly recommend!!!
Reviewed by: Tersia C, August 2015
Our tour guide Fabian was fantastic. Fabulous day!
Reviewed by: becus, August 2015
Reviewed by: Matthew C, August 2015
A fantastic day, the guides were excellent shout out to Freddie and Jonny and made the trip so much more memorable. Would definately recommend this tour.
Reviewed by: serafina h, August 2015
OMG!!!! Johnny what a fantastic tour guide, fun, caring, passionate about his job and very serious about ensuring ALL his guests are well looked after. The Cinque Terre Hiking day trip was the highlight of our trip, not only did we challenge ourselves by doing the hike but we met such wonderful people along the way. The sights were amazing and the villages beautiful. Every step of the way our tour guide Johnny made sure everyone on the tour was okay and accounted for, escpecially when it was time to get on the busy trains!! Johnny you were amazing and if I ever do this hike again I will definitely be asking to be on your tour and Walkabout what can I say we booked 3 tours through your company during our Europe journey and each and everyone of them were unforgettable experiences with tour guides who really care and really know their stuff. Congratulations on a great company.
Sina, Grace and Shirley Australia