Cinque Terre Small Group Day Trip from Florence

You'll fall in love with Italy's prettiest coastal villages on a small-group excursion to the Cinque Terre from Florence. You've probably heard of the five famous fishing ports of the Cinque Terre. Now's your chance to visit these picture-postcard villages on a personalized small-group day trip that you'll treasure.

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

What You Can Expect

Explore the gorgeous Cinque Terre on a day trip from Florence!
Explore the gorgeous Cinque Terre on a day trip from Florence!

Enjoy a full-day tour visiting the beautiful Cinque Terre (the five lands) where a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera is punctuated by picturesque small fishing villages. After driving through Tuscany into Liguria, stop in the first Cinque Terre village of Corniglia. Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast. After a walk through the delightful village, stop at one of the local bars for a glass of wine accompanied by bruschetta.

Your second stop is at the village of Vernazza, arguably the most beautiful of the five villages with a large open harbor, castle and church. Enjoy some free time to walk around and have a relaxing lunch (own expense) at one of the open-air restaurants that lines the waterfront, or take a stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.

After your visit to Vernazza, meet your tour escort at a prearranged time for your shared boat ride to Riomaggiore. While on the boat, ogle the dramatic coastline from the water, framed against the hills. Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre and its houses are built along the cliff face. Follow your tour escort for a walk around the village and then travel to pretty Manarola.

Manarola is one of the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre. Explore the narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the beauty of the area, and perhaps sample some renowned local wine at a cozy wine bar (own expense). After visiting Manarola, leave the Cinque Terre and make your way back Florence where you'll arrive in the early evening.

Please note: if you take this tour between October 13 and March 31, the boat ride from Riomaggiore does not take place. This is replaced with a coastal train ride.
The Via dell'Amore (Lover's Walk) is currently inaccessible due to a landslide that occurred at the end of September, 2012.
The Coastal footpath is temporarily closed.

Days of Service


Meeting Time

8:30am: between April and October 9am: between November and March



  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
  • Driver/Tour escort
  • Entrance fee to the coastal footpath along the Cinque Terre
  • Boat or train ride
  • Aperitif of wine and bruschetta


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Tuscany and Florence


9 to 10 hours

Return Details

Concludes at the Piazza della Republica - Florence's famous and most central square


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

German Activities Terms & Conditions

The 20% Off German Activities offer is valid with bookings of any German Rail Pass with coupon code OKTOBERFEST20. The maximum coupon code discount is $35 per booking. Offer is valid for the first 280 coupon codes redeemed or until the promo’s end date of 5:00 pm ET on September 29, 2015, whichever comes first. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. One coupon code per booking may be applied.

8:30 AMTour
Tour will departs at 8:30am between April 1 and October 31 (summer period) From
$ 183.89
9:00 AMTour
Tour departs at 9am between November 1 and March 31 (winter period) From
$ 183.89

Customer Reviews

Jacqueline B

August 2015

Johnathon was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He made sure everybody was accommodated for with their specific needs and even booked tables in a restaurant for those that wanted. Scenery was fantastic and it was a full rewarding day.


August 2015

This tour was very professional. Everything ran smoothly and was on time. We saw 4 out of the 5 villages. Lorenzo, our guide, was very nice and informative. Cinque Terre is so breathtakingly beautiful! A Must See!

William D M

August 2015

Excellent guide. Very enjoyable day even if boat, train, and villages very crowded.

Diana R

August 2015

A perfect day with an exceptionally professional guide. We rode a van and a train to visit the towns and although we didn't get to spend a lot of time in each one, we got a real taste of the towns

Lori B

August 2015

It was a lovely tour. Adriano was a good guide....very accommodating. It was unfortunate that we didn't get to take the boat portion of the tour due to the weather, but the trains were on time between the villages and got us to our destinations. Adriano gave us a personal touch by showing his favorite place for a magnificent view! We would do this tour again!


August 2015

Our driver and tour guide, Adriano, was simply outstanding. The villages of Cinque Terre are very picturesque and memorable. It was quite a full day as we traveled by van, train and boat and visited 4 of the 5 villages, but Adriano was an excellent driver, very knowledgeable and gave use very useful tips at each step along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Gloria C

August 2015

Just beautiful. I had an amazing time.

sara l

August 2015

Trip was excellent because of our tour guide Jonathan....


August 2015

What a beautiful place!! A must see!

Elizabeth H

August 2015

The scenery is beautiful, the towns picturesque, our guide Jonathan was helpful and well informed. We had a relaxing and enjoyable day.

Elise C

August 2015

My family and I went on this tour earlier this month at it was great! Our tour guide, Yaris, was the best! He was very knowledgable, organized and very friendly! We enjoyed having him take us through the different towns throughout the day. We would most definitely do the tour again! The only downside was that we wished we had more time in each place to visit, but nonetheless worth doing!

Missie S

August 2015

This was a great trip! Our guide was very patient and understanding of the disabilities of several of the people in the group. He negotiated many steps, a train, and a boat for us. It was a great trip and well worth the money. This trip would not have been possible without Yanis. I would give this trip five stars.

Bangu M

August 2015

Andriano, if I have his name right, was excellent host. He made the day trip worthwhile and I would recommed him to anyone for Cinque Terre villages. Tell him his Kapitano says hello!! Viator has an excellent ambassador in Andriano and he should be appreciated by the company. Bangu Masisi from Netherlands and South Africa.

Patrick B

August 2015

Can't ask for more! Our guide gave us some great tips food, gelatos and was very knowledgable! we enjoyed that tour. It's one of the most beautiful place in the world! nice boat trip, nice van trip. Don't miss that!

Cynthia W

August 2015

An absolutely amazing day! Having a small group was definitely the best way to go - such a great group of people and our wonderful driver/guide Yaris was excellent very informative and ensured we had everything we needed. There was enough time to have a quick visit to 4 of the 5 villages. The mini-van was comfortable and the driving skills were impressive on a very narrow road!.I am very thankful Yaris was driving, and not any of us! It was nice to be able to experience the train and the boat as well. Trip was very well organized, and this tour is a must see ... Don't miss it! For sure 5 stars!!!! Thanks for a fun experience.

Marcella F

July 2015

One of the most picturesque coastal areas I've visited. We enjoyed spending the day with our guide Lorenzo who clearly loves what he does and shared lots of information during our drive about smaller towns that we passed along the way. The coast is beautiful and we walked through all the beautiful little villages popping in and out of the shops. You will have a chance for a swim and it looked great! Wear your suit and bring a towel, you won't want to miss the chance!

Meredith P

July 2015

Jonathon was an excellent guide. The towns were beautiful and we knew that we were not able to spend hours in each place but felt the times allotted were appropriate. Bring swimsuits if you would like to swim. Bring towels as we helped the local economy with our towel purchases!

Diane B

July 2015

I highly recommend this tour. Giacomo was a great tour guide and driver. . He made the long drive from Florence to Cinque Terre go fast by pointing out the sites to us and sharing interesting information on Italy. He was an exceptional driver, managing the curvy narrow roads with skill as we navigated our way along the coast. We stopped in three cities. He made sure to tell us where to meet and made sure we made our train and boat connections between the cities. Each was unique and lovely. Lots of photo opps for great memories. The boat ride between Rigomaggiore and Vernazza was the highlight of our trip. We got a great view of the cities from the water. We had lunch in Vernazza and then on to Corniglia before getting in the van for the drive back to Florence. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend


July 2015

Our meeting point was very easy to find and right from the start , our guide Adriano was very friendly and very informative. The whole day was absolutely amazing and the places and sights we saw were just breathtaking. Everything ran very smoothly and the small group was just perfect. We highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Florence . It was a perfect day.
Maree and Sharon from Perth Australia


July 2015

Has to be on your bucket list!!! The pictures I took some with us in them are from magazines... You have to see this place in your lifetime. We were able to ride in the boat as the water was calm enough. That was an experience! You can't put what you see here in words and our guide was excellent and very knowledgable!

Teresa P

July 2015

Cinque Terre is breathtaking - don't miss it! Our guide, Fabrizio, was excellent. He navigated our group of 8 through the summer crowds effortlessly. He recommended that we have lunch in the Bell Tower restaurant and called ahead and made a reservation for our family of four. When we arrived, we found the best table in the restaurant reserved for us. The service was extremely friendly and the food was fantastic. I am so glad that we booked this day trip. It was a wonderful day and meeting Fabrizio was a treat!

Peter Weir S

July 2015

Jonathan made this tour more than I could have hoped for!!! His knowledgable and helpful approach always had us in the best position to really enjoy our limited time at the Cinque Terre! I could not recommend this tour highly enough, the area is awe-inspiring and breathtaking! I would definitely ask for home when I return to Florence again for another tour!
Thank you to all the staff for making it such a great day!
Peter Sutherland
Perth Western Australia


July 2015

Our guide/ driver Johnathan, was very professional in his communication and driving. Made friends with all 8 tourists on his bus. Very enjoyable day.

Gustavo G

July 2015

Wonderful tour. Lorenzo was an excellent driver as well as an informative tour guide. We had plenty of time in each of the four beautiful scenic villages and to also have a delicious lunch on our own of the local, not triofe al pesto.