Portofino & Cinque Terre
When we first began making plans for a trip to Italy we were confused about where to go and what to do. I found your web site and looked at many of your options before investigating the Portofino & Cinque Terre weekend. Vicki and I did not know what to expect and much to our surprise and pleasure, when we arrived in the town of Rapallo and were taken to our hotel by taxi, were amazed at the surroundings we were going to be a part of for the next 3 days. The hotel was on the seaside and provided an excellent point for visiting the city on many of our walks. Your instructions were excellent and we always found our way to our next destination. Our only setback was on Sunday for our boat trip from Portovenere. The weather was alternating from rain showers to pouring rain and the boat captain did not want to go on the excursion and we did not as well. We enjoyed the small town and had a nice lunch setting by the seaside.
On Monday morning our driver, Marco, arrived at the hotel and provided us an outstanding tour of Portofino and Camogli. Although he spoke limited English he was able to provide us some local knowledge and awesome views. We would highly recommend Marco if you need similar services in the future.
We would like to return again to Italy in the future and would highly recommend your services and expertise. Thanks so much for making our trip so pleasurable.
Chris and Vicki H.
The tour was great.. Very well set up and timed by you (trains and all) and we got to cover quite a bit of the area as a result. Having a driver on the last day was perfect for me since I was worn out from the hiking and exploring on foot the previous days. My only disappointment with that was that he didn't speak much English and I would have liked to know more about what we were looking at as we drove through the beautiful Italian Riviera towns. He was lovely and polite, though, and the beautiful white Mercedes was quite a luxurious ride. In Portovenere, on the boatride, too, the driver spoke almost no English. Fortunately, there was a passenger who knew the area and explained what we were looking at as we toured the three islands off the coast. The recommendation from you to "must see" Santo Pietro Church was right on.
The Hotel Stella, was well located and very clean and accommodating, though the rooms were somewhat generic. Very nice people working there. We had so much to see and do on our tour, we barely spent time in the room, anyway except to flop down on the bed at days end, exhausted.
Overall, I was satisfied from beginning to end with your prompt and forthcoming service. Everybody and everything was in place everywhere we went and I will have no travel agent horror stories to tell my friends. I would definitely work with you again on my next trip to Italy and recommend your company to others.
Thanks for checking in with me. We did, indeed, have a marvelous and memorable trip!!!Renee D.