Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour with Lunch Option from Florence

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Overview Location: Florence, Italy
Meet your Tour Leader bright and early at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station to begin your one-of-a-kind Cinque Terre day trip. Pronounced a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the Cinque Terre National Park is one of the most enchanting landscapes in Italy. Translated as ‘five lands,’ the Cinque Terre is made up of five uniquely constructed fishing villages that line the coast of the Italian Riviera.

Your first stop is Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre’s southernmost village. The largest out of the five, the historical village dates back to the early 13th century and is famous for its local wine and jaw-dropping views. Admire the pastel buildings that lean against each other as you stroll along the tiny cobbled streets with your tour leader.

Next on your tour, visit Manarola, a tiny harbor village that is said to have more grapevines than any other Cinque Terre village. As one of the oldest villages in the area, it is home to many priceless medieval relics. Walk along the harbor and spend a few minutes taking photos of the picturesque buildings that cling to the cliff faces.

After exploring Manarola, board your boat (or train if the weather is bad) to beautiful Monterosso. If you have opted for the Tour with Lunch, it’s here that you will sit down for lunch in one of the village’s traditional restaurants and enjoy a delicious meal of seafood and pasta, served with water and wine. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

The rest of your time is spent at your leisure. Make sure you pack your bathing suit! Often referred to as ‘the pearl of the Cinque Terre,’ Monterosso is famed for its long sandy beach, so why not take the plunge and enjoy a swim before topping up your tan?

Your final stop is Vernazza, a seaside town that surrounds a tiny natural port. Probably the most characteristic of the five villages, Vernazza is bordered by steeply terraced olive groves that are said to produce some of the finest olive oil in the entire country. Explore the village’s lively piazza and winding streets at your leisure, before boarding your train with your guide back to Florence.

Finish in the early evening when arriving back at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station.

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  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
What you can expect Spend an unforgettable day discovering the breathtaking Cinque Terre region on this must-do tour from Florence, with transport between villages included. Explore the picturesque fishing villages of the UNESCO-listed area by coach, boat and train with a Tour Leader, and fall in love with the distinctive atmosphere and architecture of each town. From Riomaggiore’s cobbled streets to Monterosso’s stunning beaches, the Cinque Terre is a scenic treasure and this tour offers a picture-perfect snapshot of old-world Italy.

Practical information


What's inside

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach, train and boat
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Free time in Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza
  • Lunch (if option selected)

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Mixed seafood platter
Second course:
  • Pasta with pesto sauce
Dessert:
  • Dessert of the day

What's NOT inside

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

Additional info

  • 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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Departure point:

Santa Maria Novella train station, central Florence

Duration:

13 hours

Frequency:

See availability

Departure time:

7am

Return details:

Piazzale Montelungo, Florence

Reviews & ratings

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "Highly recommend this and our guide was excellent. We had numerous modes of transport but the instructions were always clear and it felt relaxed. The villages were (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "A fantastic tour to cover 4 out of 5 villages in 1 day. Highly recommended if you have limited time. "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "AMAZING !!! This was an amazing day with our tour guide Katherina, she was excellent, very energetic and willing to give you ideas and recommendations. The 4 towns (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "I booked this tour very last minute before the flight to Milan. I was hesitate as I know the tour will be participated by a big group. However, there is no regret at (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "Great experience and memorable trip. "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "Beautiful, beautiful place. If you have the time while you're in Florence, this is worth the Day Trip. For such a large group, the company was also very organized so (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "Takes an hour and a quarter to get to Cinque terre by bus but it is well worth it. Transport among the villages was by train, very quick and direct. Stunning views (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "Early start but comfortable air conditioned bus to Cirque Terre and plenty of time to explore before train rides to the next village. Good leisurely pasta lunch and (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "A long day but a great way to see Cinque Terre if your time is limited. Very well organized. Some time to yourself. Not recommended for those with limited walking (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "I love this tour...will do it again "

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