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We had a wonderful day with a bus full of people going out to Cinque Terre and Marco, our tour guide was spot on! He cares for each one of us like we were the only ones there and gave great directions to all of us as we journeyed From town to town. Thanks to Marco!!! Cinque Terre area itself, is something that has to be seen! Seeing photos just won't do it justice! Each town had an unique quality about them and it was great going from area to area on the local train and then riding the boat from the top of the 5 cities down to the bottom... Before we left to come back to Florence... it had a great view and made some wonderful memories. We wavered back and forth going to Cinque Terre because we had just gotten off a medditerran cruise and thought we had seen it all... but WOW... definitely a top ranked item on our vacation list of favorites! Again Marco-thanks!
Marco was our guide- he was friendly, accommodating, and great! Even was able to pick up my grandma as she was not able to do the long walk from the ship to the boat. On the tour you will see all five villages of the Cinque Terre with photo opportunities in front of each town and short description variations from your guide of where we are. however you were only able to get off in Monterosa for one hour. By the time we walked up and found a spot for lunch we were really only left with 10 or 15 minutes of sightseeing. Only complaint was I wish there was more time to view the town. However, it was beautiful and the boat ride was great! You can do this tour if you are coming on a cruise. And communication before to confirm tour and meeting location/time is super easy via the WhatsApp app. Great for 23, 51, 65, and 77-year-old.
We recommend this one day full expérience especially in you have only 1 day. Departure in La spezia to the Nice harbour of Venazzia, then hiking to the top to have a panoramic view on the small villages of Cinque Terre. Giuliano was our guide (english, a bit of French, only 4 people in the group). The hiking requires good shoes and could be difficult for children under 10. But Giuliano knows the trails with good view. The train ticket was usable after the tour so that we stayed longer to visit. With the tour you see 4 out of 5 (Monterosso is less typical but you can swim in sand beaches).
I am very happy I went on this tour. It was well organized thanks to Valentino and the meeting points were clear to understand, except for the last one but managed to figure it out with the help of other people in our group with the same colored sticker. Cinque Terre is a beautiful area. After arriving from the coach bus, I loved that you took a train to each village and after the 3rd village you took a large boat to the 4th village. The boat ride was great, so happy the weather was good and it didn’t get canceled. Being a 12 hour tour the day went fast. Highly recommend this tour.
Reasonable free time. Would have appreciated some written information specifying the rendez-vous after each stop. Document indicating and explaining the trip start meeting point is showing wrong location on a Google map!!! This made us almost miss the bus! This makes absolutely non sense since usually using a Google pin on a map is what gives the best information you would expect!