Our guide, Luca Martinelli of Let’s Andiamo was wonderful!!! He had such a wealth of knowledge of the Tuscan region, Italian history, politics - you name it - he knew it!! He made the time fly. Wonderful trip. Highly recommend this tour with Luca!!! My kids loved their time with him too!!
This was a fantastic day trip to some spectacular sites. Our tour guide Lucca as very personable and knowledgeable and made it a great day for all. It was nice that all 8 of us could fit in the luxury Mercedes van with ample room and comfort. Being a private tour, Lucca was able to arrange it so that some the group hiked between two of the villages while part of the group enjoyed a longer lunch and shopping in one if the villages. We did the Pisa stop on the way home, climbing the tour and viewing the Cathedral. Adding Pisa makes for a longer day, but very worthwhile.
THIS WAS ONE OF OUR BEST TOURS IN ITALY!!!!! We were picked up by our driver, Leonardo. He was a wonderful young man -- friendly, efficient and filled with knowledge of the area. We were four friends 40's-50's staying in the Florence area. Leonardo picked us up at our doorstep and couldn't do enough to see that we enjoyed our tour. He gave us several options of which towns we to see and how we could see them. We chose the option we liked best and did 3 of the villages via boat with a nice leisurely lunch stop at a fine restaurant with great food and remarkable views in Vernazza. Leonardo made a reservation for us and was the most accommodating tour guide/driver you could ever wish for. We upgraded for the Pisa option. This too, was absolutely fabulous.
This tour may be a little pricey, but it is worth every penny. You will not regret a moment of this experience. WE ALL HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!
Leandro was a great guide providing insight and interesting information throughout the day in great English so thanks to him.
We truely recommend this trip and were lucky enough to enjoy perfect sunny weather and sea conditions for the boat trip - this is the best way to view the sights. The villages are really beautiful - a good tip would be to skip lunch at a sit down place and catch a bite when exploring - we would chose this option to have more time to browse. Monterossa old part and Manorola were our personal favourites
Lucas was great, a great tour guide. The only thing I would do is make clear that if you go to all 3 towns, you will not have much time in any of them. I would have rather gone to 1 or 2 of the towns and spent more time in them. We also chose to do the boat ride, but would not have taken it if we had known that as seen as we arrived in the 3rd town we would have to leave. We learned alot and had a wonderful lunch with fresh seafood.
The little towns were magical and the drive there and back was very interesting due to Lucas knowledge of the area. Lucas was very amenable to all our wishes and as I said the only thing aI would change is just a bit more knowledge on how much time we would have in each town if we did all three towns and then the option to do only 2 if we wanted more time for exploring and shopping. If we do it again we will most definately use Lucas and this tour, but we will spend our time in 1 or 2 of the towns instead of doing all 3 and the boat trip.
Our day trip to Cinque Terre was wonderful. We were 6 ladies from Texas that had never been to Italy and Marco was an excellent guide, a perfect gentleman and took care of all of our needs. He helped us with train tickets and made reservations for us at a wonderful restaurant with a breath taking view. I would have loved to spend more time in Cinque Terre but this was a great first look with hopes to return.
I would highly recommend this tour.
Marco was excellent! Right on time to pick us up and a joy to be with for the day. Encouraged us to take the ferry ride and then made us lunch reservations at a great place. We took the train and met him in a different village on the way out. Then on the way back to Florence he suggested we stop in the town of Lucca which was very interesting and an extra surprise. Strongly promote this private day trip from Florence!
Wonderful tour with a great guide! Super gorgeous sights, great walks, a chance to swim for my kiddos!! It was super crowded is the only downside. I would never attempt this without a guide and having a private tour made getting around much easier! If we had a large group it would have been difficult