The Best of the Cinque Terre - Day Trip from Florence
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On 2017/06/08
Eddie Wong said:
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Ishmael is Excellent

Ishmael led us on a fascinating food tour in and around the famed Mercado in Florence. After sampling tasty pizza dough poppers and lattes, we ventured into the indoor central market (mercado) and met several family owned businesses that sold olive oil, cheese, and other goodies. I'm not a huge foodie but enjoyed the food and learning about the process of aging olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We also had a full lunch at a local restaurant with delicious pasta and oxtail. I can't say enough superlatives about Ishmael. He is knowledgeable, personable and attentive. I would love to invite him over for dinner in San Francisco so that we can continue our conversations about food, music and art. There's so much more than food on a tour with Ishmael. Peace and blessing on to you. Ciao, Florence. We will return.

On 2017/06/04
Marita said:
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Artviva guides set a high standard

I booked Artviva's Original Florence Walk for 5 people and the Uffizi and David tours for three people. Our Artviva guides lived up to their reputation for being extremely knowledgeable about the city and its many wonders and their ability to transmit it all in flawless English was amazing. We really could not have wished for more. It was also great to spread this tour package over three days -- more time to take in all the interesting stories that we were offered. Special thanks to Barbara and Brenda for sharing their passion.

On 2017/05/24
Kathy Harris said:
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Florence walking tour

During a recent visit to Florence I was on a small group walking tour called "Sites and Statues" with tour guide Brenda. It was a delight spending the time with Brenda as she shared her stories and her knowledge of her beloved Florence. Thanks ArtViva for sharing Brenda with us!

On 2017/05/02
John Aldeborgh said:
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Just A Fantastic Tour

We took the tour of the Uffizi Gallery on April 22nd with Loredana as our guide. Just an outstanding way to see the museum as you get the opportunity to merge the art with the history of Florence and the Medici family history. If you love art history and the renaissance then Florence and the Uffizi have to be on your bucket list. Loredana is an outstanding guide, she is very personable and a walking encyclopedia of knowledge on both the art in the gallery as well as history of Florence and the renaissance. A great way to spend an afternoon.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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We were a group of 6 that had taken 4 tours in Florence and loved all of them. This tour in Rome was significantly different. This tour is not for the faint of heart. It is crowded and loud and tiring. I would never do it again even though our tour guide, Rosie, was great.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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Elisabetta gave us the two hour tour at the Uffizi Gallery. She was an EXCELLENT tour guide. We had a group of 6 and she held all of our attention. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour guide.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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We loved our tour to visit the David with Claas. It is only an hour long, and it is a MUST if visiting Florence. The only issue was that it was crowded and Claas did not hold his microphone up to his mouth, but pinned it on his shirt. There was a lot of background noise, walking to the tour, and inside the building. I would highly recommend he talk slower and hold his microphone to make the tour even better. I would highly recommend this.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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Our family of 6 spent the day visiting Tuscany with Stefan. We had a glorious day. Stefan was knowledgeable and fun...we learned so much. I highly recommend this tour! Couldn't have been better!

On 2016/11/04
Tasha said:
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BEST way to see Rome

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and booked the "Original Rome Walk" for a Monday afternoon on Halloween; it ended up being a private tour with our guide Sylvie and it was FANTASTIC! She was super knowledgeable and funny, and took the time to answer my husband's multiple questions. The tour itself was also great - I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Rome!

On 2016/11/02
Dawn Everidge said:
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Tour of a lifetime

My friend and I took the Genius of Michelangelo Tour by Artviva and it was absolutely brilliant, the highlight of our time in Florence!! We cannot recommend it enough!! Our tour guide was fabulous, a riveting former art history professor, who brought The Renaissance to life for us as he guided us through Florence. His stories pulled us back to the Florence known to Michelangelo and his contemporaries. The crowds disappeared for us as we were transported through time and were guided to Michelangelo's well-known and lesser known works. Ultimately the masses literally parted for us, momentarily, as we realized the dream of a lifetime, seeing his masterpiece, The David. It was the tour of a lifetime that we never wanted to end!

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229.00
Duration
Duration:
10h 30'
  • Food
  • Art and History
  • Countryside
  • Boat and Gondola tours
  • Eco Friendly Tours
  • Wine

Highlights of the Best of Cinque Terre Tour include:

  • Enjoy private small-bus transfer from Florence to the Cinque Terre with a delightful English-speaking guide
  • Experience some of the Mediterranean's most stunning seaside villages on a one-day tour along the Italian Riviera
  • Visit 4 of the best Cinque Terre village towns by train, boat* and on foot^, seeing the 5th from a unique vantage point
  • Pass pretty hillside olive groves and vineyards perched along the picturesque Ligurian coast
  • Savour a restaurant lunch featuring typical Ligurian cuisine and wine
  • Your tour guide will also point out the best eateries for other delicious local treats
  • Spy a Castle built in the 1400s to protect the coastal village against pirate attacks
  • Pass through Tuscany's picturesque countryside as postcard perfect scenery flashes by 

The finer details of the Best of Cinque Terre Tour:

Prices: Adults - 229 euro; Students (13-17 yrs) - 198 euro; Children 12 years and under - N/A.

Meeting point: Our Office at Via de' Sassetti, 1 in the heart of Florence

Meets: 8.15am each Monday and Thursday from 17  Apri l- 31 October

Includes: private return transportation from Florence, transportation between villages by local train and boat*, typical Ligurian lunch with wine, expert guide.

Please note: This tour involves a 30 minute walk over mixed terrain so comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are advised. *Tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary in accordance with weather, seasonal availability, safety conditions and local ordinances. ^A trek along the famous Via dell'Amore - the 'path of love' - adorned with dedications to Greek and Roman gods shall be included when access is open to the public (being that may be closed due to works underway following a landslide in September, 2012). For any dietary restrictions, please make a note in the Notes section so we can inform the kitchen and do our best to accommodate your requirements. 

Fitness requirement: You must be of an average fitness and health level to do this tour. The tour includes walking on mixed terrain, plus the coastal villages visited have sloping paths and stairs.

Minimum participants: 4 persons

Maximum participants: 8 persons

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