Cinque Terre, Leaning Tower Small-Group Tour from Florence

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Semi-Private Small-Group (up to 8 people) Cinque Terre and Pisa leaning tower tour in a Black Mercedes Minivan. Only in a small group, it becomes (...)

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Overview Location: Firenze, Italy
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cinque Terre Trails, Riomaggiore to Monterroso Italy

Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in eastern Liguria that make up a UNESCO World Heritage site! Here, a train links the five different villages together.

A small group tour with a max of 8 people is the perfect solution for those who want to keep the costs down and at the same time touch as many destinations as possible without being in a 54-seat bus.

Your driver will be with you for the entire day. He will escort you on the boat, trail and train. - Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre from April until about the 3rd week of October.

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola Italy

Arrive at Manarola by black mercedes minivan and from there you will take the boat to Monterosso al Mare.Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name "Manarola" is probably a dialectical evolution of the Latin, "magna rota". In the Manarolese dialect this was changed to "magna roea" which means "large wheel", in reference to the mill wheel in the town.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Biblioteca Civica, Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 17, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Italy

Monterosso al Mare, a small village with a population of about 1500 soul, this is the largest village! Stone steps link the village center to the port and seaside promenade. Monterosso al Mare is surrounded by hills bedecked in vineyards and olive groves. Thursday is market day: displaying local arts and crafts, food, and wine. Be sure to see the Twelfth Century Church of St. Francis, built in the Ligurian Gothic style, which includes black and white marbles.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, 19016 Monterosso al Mare Italy

From Monterosso al Mare you can hike to Vernazza (120 minutes), or take the train instead enjoying just a 5 minutes ride. To hike in the footpath there is a tickets to pay on your own onsite. If you decide to hike you will have just 10 minutes to spend in Monterosso al Mare.

These ancient trails are rough but manageable. Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow. The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoiled; do not expect handrails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the cliff edge. The driver will follow the small group by train.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: 19018 Vernazza Italy

Vernazza is the only natural port of the five villages. Being the wealthiest village its architecture is most elaborate. See the Castle of the Doria, look at the watchtowers, and do not miss the Romanesque sanctuary of Our Lady of Reggio. You will be amazed by its simplicity and yet fascinated by its architecture.

In Vernazza we can have a cooling swim in the sea, a nice shower and we can enjoy a delicious lunch made of uthentic Pesto Pasta and fresh Mediterrean seafood (not included in the price).

Train from Vernazza to Manarola and back on the Black Mercedes minivan on the way to Florence with a quick stop to see Pisa Leaning tower.

Please note:
- Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre from April until about the 3rd week of October.
- The driver/guide will thoroughly introduce the places being visited, from a cultural, historical and artistic viewpoint while walking or driving to and through them, but is not licensed to give in depth explanations at sights or guide inside churches, or museums.
- Entrances to museums, castles and villas, meals, food and beverage, boat tickets, train tickets and sightseeing tours with local guides and tips are NOT included in the tour

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piazza dei Miracoli, Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa Italy

Continue to Pisa. Free time to see the Leaning Tower and walk around Piazza dei Miracoli to see its other celebrated monuments: Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Duomo. During the hour-long visit, you’ll also discover Piazza dei Cavalieri, home to the historic university Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. If you wish to climb the Leaning tower remember to book it online. Entrance Leaning tower's tickets are not not included.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
What you can expect Semi-Private Small-Group (up to 8 people) Cinque Terre and Pisa leaning tower tour in a Black Mercedes Minivan. Only in a small group, it becomes possible to visit the Cinque Terre and experience all the true magic of this enchanted coastline.

Practical information


What's inside

  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Your driver will be with you for the entire day. He will escort you on the boat, trail and train!
  • Entry/Admission - Cinque Terre Trails
  • Entry/Admission - Borgo Storico di Manarola
  • Entry/Admission - Biblioteca Civica
  • Entry/Admission - Vernazza
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza dei Miracoli

What's NOT inside

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrances to museums, castles and villas
  • Cinque Terre National Park tickets
  • Professional Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow
  • Please wear suitable walking shoes, don't forget your swimsuit and towel if you want to take a swim
  • The driver/guide will thoroughly introduce the places being visited, from a cultural, historical and artistic viewpoint while walking or driving to and through them, but is not licensed to give in depth explanations at sights or guide inside churches, or museums.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Departure point:

Hotel Boccaccio, Via della Scala, 59, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Direct pick up and drop off from some hotels locates in the historic center (A zone). For all other locations private residences and B&B the meeting points in front of Hotel Boccaccio-Tino Caffè, Via della Scala 59 (one minute walking distance from Santa Maria Novella train station), Florence at 7,30 am. Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled departure time.

If you wish, starting from 7,00 am, you can have breakfast there. English or continental or just a "cappuccino". As I Just Drive guests at Tino Caffè you are entitled to have a 10% discount.

Duration:

12 hours

Frequency:

Daily

Departure time:

7:30 AM

Return details:

Returns to original departure point

Reviews & ratings

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2019/11/11
    "If you only do one experience in Florence make it this one and make sure you ask for Fabio!. From start to finish this was everything I wanted it to be and more. (...) "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2017/06/02
    "This was a wonderful day trip from Florence. We were able to see the highlights. I would love to return for a longer stay. The guide was very knowledgeable of the (...) "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2019/08/16
    "Experience was good but had some points that were disappointing. Driver took us to the first stop which was interesting (he likes to get there fast); from there we (...) "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2019/10/28
    "Our driver Daniel was very knowledgeable and interesting. However we never visited the Cinque Terre because of possible impeding storms which did not happen. The (...) "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2018/07/22
    "This was a nice tour. Being picked up and dropped off right at our hotel was wonderful. We took trains to get around Cinque Terre no boat or hiking, and it was good (...) "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2019/04/01
    "Our tour began early before 7:30am with myself and two lovely ladies from the US. Our tour guide, Marco was engaging and answered all our questions with passion and (...) "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2019/07/11
    "Our host (Fabio was also our driver and guide). He was waiting for us at pick up point. Fabio was full of knowledge and gave us free time after poiinting us to (...) "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2019/09/06
    "This is an excellent way to see Cinque Terre and Pisa. The driver was effective, but not what I would call a good driver. He drove very fast, and not very smoothly (...) "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2016/05/31
    "A very enjoyable tour as it ended up being just the 4 of us and the driver, who was very knowledgeable. "

  • Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence | . | 2016/07/26
    "This was a wonderful day! The tour gave you a broad view of the area by boat, train and walking! Our guide was fantastic! We would highly recommend this (...) "

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