Cinque Terre Full Day Small Group Tour from Montecatini
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola Italy
Free time in this stunning village of Cinque Terre
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: 19018 Vernazza Italy
Free time in this village
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, Castello di Levanto, 19015 Monterosso al Mare Italy
Free time with optional lunch in a stunning restaurant (if option booked)
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Portovenere, 19025, Porto Venere Italy
Free time in the ancient borgo
Duration: 1 hour
- Transport by air-conditioned GT coach or minivan
- Expert multilingual escorts
- Free time in Portovenere, Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso
- Typical Lunch (only if option selected)
- Please note that from November 1st to March 31st the boat service won't be available so the itinerary would be guaranteed with train and bus.
- Pickup and drop off from accommodation to departure point in Montecatini
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- If the boat is not operating due to the inclement weather please note that the itinerary may be changed and no refund will be issued since it is beyond our control
- Regular lunch menù if Option selected: Seafood starter, Trofie with pesto sauce, baked fish and potatoes, tiramisù, white wine and water.
- Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs. A moderate amount of walking to visit Cinque Terre is involved.
- A vegetarian menu is available upon request for the optional lunch, please specify any allergies or intolerance at the time of booking.
- Not wheelchair accessible: Due to uneven surfaces at the sites visited may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- If you wish to swim we suggest to bring sun screen, swimwear and towel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
If it was possible to give less than one star that would be our choice. The cost of the tour was not worth it or even half of it. We could have easily bought our own train tickets and gone alone. The tour guide Amadeo or Aduomo or something similar was horrible and rude from start to finish. The reason I don't even know his actual name is because I dare not ask a question to hear his sarcastic and rude tone. There was no guidance and only very basic information provided about the area like how many people live there Cinque Terre and an emphasis about how everyone that lives there is rich. The only thing this tour guide advised us over and over again was I will not wait for you and TRUST ME I will not wait for you. On the bus he went around asking how many people would be having lunch and charged us 20 euros each for those who wanted to eat lunch. We were unsure and he assured us it was the best lunch in Cinque Terre and he would know because he's been doing this for 20 years. Although the lunch tasted good it was a very small portion and not worth 20 euros in the least bit. In speaking to others that did not join us they had a fantastic lunch for half the price. On the ride back all the tour guide did was have a heated conversation with the driver and on the phone in a very loud voice and was very angry. He also left the microphone on numerous times and the entire double desk bus could hear the discussion. And to top it all off the double deck bus was swaying back and forth and It was nerve wrecking. 240 down the drain on what should have been a memorable experience. Incredibly disappointed.
Cinque Terre is beautiful! However, the tour wasn't exactly as advertised. We were picked up at our hotel by a taxi at the established time and simply dropped at acrowded bus station - no communication on what do do or where to go. There was a ticket booth near the drop off point and we inquired about where we were to go. The terse answer was to wait for the bus to come and pick us up. We waited, running up to every bus that came in the lot to see if it was the one. Finally the bus arrived after about 45 minutes. After getting to Cinque Terre we were rushed through every stop and took the crowded trains rather than the ferry/boat that we expected. The meal was delicious but took over 2 hours, as they were not equipped to handle our crowd. That left us little time to explore before getting back on the crowded bus to go back to our hotel. The guide didn't do much other than herd us from point to point leaving us only a few minutes at most of our stops. Also, the linmoncello tasting was advertised. However, they didn't take us to the tasting place, simply telling us it was through the tunnel at 7. Must have been a joke because we found only one marked 7 and it was a pharmacy and when asked were told they didn't have linmoncello. All of our available time after the long, poorly-coordinated lunch was spent looking for that tasting, which we never found. Would go to Cinque Terre again, but not this specific tour and guide.