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Arbaspaa
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$34.76*
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Pesto Course in Levanto
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$143.83*
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Mountain Bike Tour in the Cinque Terre
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$167.80*
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Paragliding Over the Cinque Terre or Over Tuscany
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Manarola
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Arbaspàa is a fully licensed Tour Organizer located in the Cinque Terre-Village Manarola. We have created our day tours with the idea to give our visitors the most autentic experience of the Cinque Terre, of the people, the traditions, the food, the nature and the sea. Among our most beautiful activities you can find sailing tours, fishing tours with a local fisherman, cooking courses (one of them with the visit of the local market), wine tastings (some with professional sommelier, some directly in the cellar of the winemaker), guided hikes off the beaten tracks including a lunch or a tasting and much more. Of course on request we can realize tailor made tours and excursions as well.
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We did the wine tasting and the wine tour. The tour we didn't know it was going to be hiking up a mountain but so worth it! The most beautiful views and learned a lot. Andrea was a great tour and took a lot of pride in his vineyard work.
The wine tasting was great as well. Again beautiful views and excellent wine! We definitely left feeling good. We received whole bottles to taste test not just a glass. Well worth the money!

1  Thank monica e
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Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We used Arabspaa to locate a boat rental service. Veronika's service by email was impeccable.

We arrived in Vernazza by train and made our way to the harbour. There we found Oscare waiting for us. His service was top notch.

I was really happy with the boat we got. It only had a 9.9 HP on a pretty big boat, but we were in no hurry and it served our purposes.

Oscare directed us to a small bay. There we anchored. Paradise. I would highly recommend masks and snorkel. The view underwater is breathtaking. We followed schools of fish around for an hour, pulled anchor then travelled to Monterosso. No problem mooring in the harbour. We then walked through the village and had a terrific lunch.

We then cruised down the coast past Riomaggiore and found another delightful bay for another swim.

I'd say this day was the highlight of our 3 week European vacation.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We used Arbaspàa to help us organize a boat trip to the Cinque Terre. Veronica at Arbaspàa gave us exquisite service and we had a fantastic day with a small mediterranean vessel. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Rolf Erik H
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I booked two tours through Arbaspaa for our stay in Manarola. The reservation process was fairly smooth. Very prompt responses and only charged our card the day of the tour, not in advance. We were asked to switch dates for our Azure Day boat tour to accomodate another group, which wasn't a big deal.

The wine tour through the mountain vineyards was really interesting. The winery owner took us through his vineyards, explained some history of the area and its wine and even stopped at a little church at the top of the mountain so we could take pictures. We then climbed back down into the city of Riomaggiore. We got to see the winegrower's little wine cellar and aging casts, which was awesome, as well as a glass each of the two types of wines he makes. He also brought us some of the most amazing focaccia we had over our two week tour of Italy. Overall, well worth the time and money.

The Azure Day was alright but due to some mechanical issues, we had to wait in the La Spezia harbor for about 45 minutes while the captain and his skipper did some repairs to the boat. Once we did leave, the seas were quite rough that day, causing several people on board to feel very ill. We did get to some calmer water eventually and had a nice lunch in one of the harbors. Overall, it was a good experience but if you are prone to sea sickness, be aware that this ship is not large so if the sea is rough, you may be in for some unpleasantness. The captain actually stayed behind as well, it was just the skipper who took us out. He was nice enough, although didn't give us much history of what we were touring. He always answered questions when asked, but was quiet after that. The Azure Day is a great way to see the coast and you get a lot of time on the boat for your money, but don't go thinking it's always a smooth sail.

Overall, I'd recommend Arbaspaa. I think everything I booked was fairly well represented. The mechanical issues for the boat and the rough seas are outside of their control, although perhaps some forewarning to potential guests would be merited. My only issue is that we were told when we booked that we would be out with other English speaking tour groups, which ended up not being true. The other couple spoke no English, only Italian and Deutch. This made it very difficult for the winegrow/skipper to give us thorough explanations, because he was constantly repeating himself in English and Italian. I would recommend Arbaspaa stick to booking tours for groups that speak the same language, as that constant translation in multiple languages can really take up a lot of time, and it can also cause the other patrons to feel isolated.

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

We booked a wine tasting in riomaggiore and a vineyard tour as well. Both were very interesting and of course the wine was great! They were easy to communicate with and everyone was nice.

1  Thank monica e
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