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

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • 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:

PIAZZALE MONTELUNGO BUS TERMINAL, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for our staff wearing a FUCHSIA CIAOFLORENCE JACKET

Duration:

13 hours

Frequency:

See availability

Departure time:

7am

Return details:

Piazzale Montelungo, Florence

Reviews & ratings

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "It was great....Catrina our guide was awesome !!! I think you should go into your lunch offer that we did not purchase due to other bad experiences. However after (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "Trip to Cinque Terre was excellent. Well organized, on time and good guide/coordinator that kept a very large group with English and French speakers informed and (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "The trip from Florence to the Cinque Terre is long but very well worth the time. Our guide was informative and knew how to keep our group together and on schedule. (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "Travelling to Cinque Terre when we were on a short time frame was the best decision we made ! The tour was efficient and extensive. You get to visit four towns by (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "This was an outstanding bonus to be able to explore and learn about Italy. Our guide spoke English and was very informative. The bus was on time and comfortable. (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "It was a good tour. We went to 4 different towns taking trains between each one and a ferry to one of them. We got anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours in each (...) "

  • Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence |
    "This was an excellent trip ! Well worth the time and money. Absolutely beautiful ! "

  • 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 |
    "What a beautiful part of Italy !!! Lots of see in a day, but well worth it. Stefano and Pepe, our tour guide and driver both did a great (...) "

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