Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence
Reviewed by: morrim1, July 2015
This day trip was definitely worth it. I booked a few days in advance and showed up at the appointed location and time where I was met by several representatives from Walkabout Florence. We were taken to Cinque Terre on a very comfortable, air conditioned bus, and were accompanied by two guides, Stefano and Fabian. Both guides were extremely knowledgeable and funny, keeping us informed and entertained as we made the almost three hour trip to Cinque Terre. Everything we were to do that day was clearly and perfectly explained by our guides. When we arrived at Cinque Terre our group was split in two, and I had Stefano as a guide. I have been on many tours like this over the years and I can say that Stefano was top notch. He was attentive to everyone, and made the day fantastic. We hiked a bit about an hour in the morning to the town of Corniglia. Corniglia is one of the towns of Cinque Terre, and by the time we reached the town it was time for a delicious lunch of seafood and pasta. We were given ample bottles of water it was about 90 degrees F and allowed time to rest before continuing on to the other towns of Cinque Terre. The second hike is not for the faint of heart it is grueling in some places, but totally doable for anyone who is in somewhat good shape. Everyone in our group was OK, though some people struggled a bit. Again we were given ample time to shop, eat, swim, and walk around each town of Cinque Terre. We took the train from one town to another, and I must warn you that in high season the train is PACKED with people. At times we were like sardines. Luckily the trips are short and Stefano made it very clear that we should watch for pickpockets on the train. He was the most vigilant of all. We made it back to Florence by bus at 9:00 p.m. after a wonderful day. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Reviewed by: Alazane, July 2015
This was a fabulous way to quickly see the Cinque Terre area. The hiking was not too difficult, despite the heat there was a nice breeze the day we were there. Our guides, Lavinia and Molly were amazing. They knew the area, warned us about the conditions on the trail well, and had great suggestions for things to see in each town as well as places to grab food and/or snacks along the way.
Reviewed by: Woon Chieh C, July 2015
Both my wife and I really enjoyed the hiking trip. We are really lucky to have Fabio as our walking tour guide. He is really passionate about his job, know the area very well, care about every single tour members, has a great sense of humor and the list goes on. We would definitely recommend Fabio and his company to all our friends who plan to visit Florence and Cinque Terre.
Reviewed by: SQG, July 2015
Me and my son absolutely love this tour. The tour is well organized the lunch is great the tour guide, Sandra I hope I get her name right is excellent. Highly recommended. My son enjoys tremendously his first swim and dive in this area of the Italian Mediterranean sea.
Reviewed by: Ashley, July 2015
Great experience. You really need to be above average to take this on..no kidding about that! Beautiful towns and wonderful lunch. Highly recommend!!
Reviewed by: Ronni S, July 2015
This day was outstanding in every way! The guides were knowledgable, personable, and great fun. The tour itself took us to stunning places in the Cinque Terre. I loved the hike though it was strenuous for some. The included lunch was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour and, in fact, will buy it as a gift for my son who will be in Florence in a few months.
Reviewed by: dgoebels, July 2015
Hands-down one of the best days for our family of four while visiting Italy. Our guides Angel and Sandra were extremely fun, friendly and knowledgeable, and provided a lot of humor throughout the day. We learned much about the history and background of these beautiful towns. We thoroughly enjoyed their restaurant - the meal and the views were fantastic. An absolutely great day, don't miss this hike!