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 Manarola. 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.

After your visit to Manarola, meet your tour escort at a prearranged time for your shared boat ride to Vernazza. While on the boat, ogle the dramatic coastline from the water, framed against the hills.

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 to drive to Corniglia. Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast.

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

8am 8:30am 9am



  • 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
  • Enjoy an ice cream in spring/summer and an aperitif with wine and bruschetta in winter in either Corniglia or Vernazza


  • 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/Exchange Point

Piazza della Repubblica, central 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.

9:00 AMTour
Tour departs at 9am From
$ 185.18
8:00 AMTour
Tour will departs at 8am From
$ 191.36

Customer Reviews

Paul J

November 2015

Fantastic experience, we almost decided not to do this tour due to the time commitment as we were only in Florence for 3 nights. Cinque Terre was one of the highlights of our Italy holiday. Tour guide was knowledgeable and genuinely interested in each of his guests. Breathtaking scenery, would absolutely recommend thus one.

Kathleen C

November 2015

Excellent guide/driver and stunning scenery.


November 2015

Best way to visit the area

Vikram P

November 2015

stunning and memorable experience

Joan S

November 2015

Great tour guide!

Gina S

November 2015

Exceptional tour of the Cinque Terre. We only had one day to see the area and this tour was a perfect blend of convenience, information, and relaxation. Adrianno speling? was our guide from Florence and he was fabulous!!!! He had everything timed out and met us when/where he said he would be every time. This tour exceeded our expectations, which were high to begin with.

David S

November 2015

Tour was fabulous! Small group of six was perfect!


October 2015

Fun way to see the Cinque Terre. Includes a train ride and ferry ride and lots of walking. You get to see 4 of the 5 towns.

Carla R

October 2015

Had a wonderful day an took some beautiful pictures. The tour was very organized and our guide was excellent. It was summer and hot so was nice to ride in the large air conditionined Ford van to and from Florence and in between most of the towns when needed. The boat ride was cancelled due to rough waters but the trains and van got us where we needed to go as back up. Don't miss Cinque Terra!

June S

October 2015

Beautiful countryside - a guide who was informative and kept us on track

Tiffany L

October 2015

This tour was really really lovely! The staff was on time, very friendly and our guide Leonardo did a great job! We saw so many beautilful things without being rushed. It's just brilliant to travel in such a small group. The car Mercedes bus for 8 people was comfortable and clean. Cinque Terre is absolutely gorgeous and well worth a visit! Anytime again! 3


October 2015

With eventually fine weather and a good group a very enjoyable if long day. Good driver and guide to point out interesting features and ample time to enjoy the villages and have lunch. Highly recpmmended


October 2015

This was everything we wanted and more. Our driver was fantastic. It is totally worth every dollar...

Marilyn R

October 2015

Leonardo was the best guide I can ever recall having, very informative, made the day special.

Joseph C

October 2015

Marco was a great guide. We had a great time. What a beautiful area.

Cheryl D

October 2015

Beautiful day visiting some unique sites. the guide Adriano was knowledgeable and entertaining.

William B

October 2015

This was a great tour with an excellent guide/driver and we also traveled by train and boat and enjoyed an excellent lunch at a restaurant overlooking the water. I would highly recommend this tour.


October 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! The small group format makes it easy and affordable to see this wonderful region of Italy without any of the hassles of getting there! Jacobo was a very caring a gracious host/driver for our trip. We saw 4 of the 5 towns that comprise Cinque Terre. On the return trip, Jacobo stopped at a great vantage point to take pictures and we saw a funnel cloud hovering over the area we had just left! Great trip!! Highly recommended!!


October 2015

Our side trip to Cinque Terre from Florence was fabulous!! Our guide Giacomo was kind, helpful, fun and extremely knowledgable! His driving skills amazed us. We highly recommend this tour. Giacomo suggested interesting things to see in all the small villages. He was extremely helpful and pointed out interesting sights along the way from Florence. We were so interested in these sights that our trip from Florence passed very quickly. Nancy and John USA

John W

October 2015

Our driver and guide Phil was very nice and informative. He made sure we were on the right train and boat. He stopped for special pictures. We were to have good weather. We would highly recommend this trip to others.

Andrea M

October 2015

Fantastic day with great people.we would highly recommend this more personalised tour.


October 2015

If you have time in Florence then this tour should be on your bucket list. Fortunately for us we had an amazing sunny day and this made the day so enjoyable with the sun hitting the deep blue ocean just made us want to stay longer. If you do consider going to Cinque Terre look at staying over night as it is a 21/2 hour drive each way from Florence so to get the full experience stay overnight. Our tour guide Paulo was very helpful and knowledgable. Mark and Anne Sydney Australia


October 2015

Beautiful place to visit. Aside from being colourful, we were impressed by the disorganized construction of terraces built along the coastline which made the uniqueness of these five villages.
We would like to thank our guide: Fabrizio for being such an attentive and responsible tour guide.

Frank T

October 2015

Wonderful day spent in the beautiful coast side towns of Cinque Terre. The drive to the coast was beautiful and our guide pointed out many sites and history along the way. The villages are so quaint and peaceful. We were grateful for a guide who could get us to each of the villages throughout the day so we could see as much as possible in a short amount of time.