Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch
- Duration: 13 hours
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Really enjoyed this trip, each of the villages were beautiful. You get about 1 hour in each of the villages, maybe a bit more in 1 of them to have a some food and a swim. The trip is well planned out (if the trains are on time). The tour guide was brilliant and gave a bit of information about each village as we arrived there. The boat trip was good but a bit bumpy but fantastic views on the boat. It was especially nice as the villages were a lot less crowded than usual due to the pandemic. Would definitely recommend this trip as a way to see Cinque Terre in 1 day.
Cinque Terre was simply mesmerizing. The guide on the way there was both driving and talking (not as loud), and was a bit harder to understand, but as the tour proceeded he showed up to be quite caring and respectful of the group pace and speed. Also quite friendly and never hesitated to explain anything at his reach. Really enjoyed it. Only part I didn't like was on the way back, had to climb the hill to the van by foot, under the heavy sun and sweating like crazy, but I understand that it was somewhat necessary.
This trip is well worth it but you have to keep up a fast pace to ensure you meet the train schedules. Our guide, Edward, was very good with “herding” us around and did a great job as a guide too. There was a young woman, in our group, who obviously was interested in Edward and he did a good balancing act with her creeping in for more attention and tending to us. An exhausting day but worth every minute!
Perfect day trip, just enough time spent in each town and out guide was great, so knowledgeable in all four languages she needed for our group and great at pointing out what not to miss and the best photo spots. Loved Cinque Terre.
Amazing trip. Guide was wonderful. Showed us the essentials and gave us time to explore. Would highly recommend