Full-Day Small-Group Cinque Terre Tour from Florence

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Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Florence, Florence

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Discover one of Italy's most enchanting landscapes with our tour to Cinque Terre: five villages, hanging between the sky and the sea, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Located among a dramatic coastal scenery, the Cinque Terre are an enchanting postcard of pastel colored houses, narrow cobble alleyways, tiny harbors and terraces covered with vineyards, olive and lemon trees.
Early in the morning, depart from Florence by bus to reach Manarola, our first stop. Then move to Vernazza, Monterosso and Riomaggiore by local trains and boat.
Get ready to experience an unforgettable day discovering an authentic earthly paradise.
Tour size is limited to a maximum of 12 people for a more in depth and intimate touring experience.

What's Included

Boat Ride along the gorgeous coastline (if weather, docking and sea conditions permit)

Lunch, if option selected

Professional expert English-speaking tour leader throught the day

Roundtrip transportation by air-conditioned minibus or minivan with free wi-fi

Train tickets to move through the villages

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 99

Additional Info

  • Giving the particular nature of the area, the standard itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, traffic, strikes, etc.
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • When boats are not operative, connection between villages will be by train
  • Due to the high volume of visitors and the nature of the area, during the high season the villages and the local train/boat, could be very crowded
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • The public boat service, along the Cinque Terre, runs from April to the 3rd week of October, subject to weather conditions
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Meet your fellow travelers and your tour leader at Piazzale Montelungo and find a comfortable spot on your bus.
The journey by bus to Cinque Terre National Park takes approximately 2 hours

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Located atop a steep rock 70 metres above sea level, Manarola is a lovely and romantic town painted in merry colors. The town itself is lively, with a small but bustling piazza and an active fishing trade. It's not uncommon to see boats pulled up into the narrow streets or even in the piazza every time the sea is rough. There is no sand beach in Manarola, but there are some of the best deep-water natural pools around.
Please consider a 20 minutes train ride from Manarola to Vernazza.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The small fishing village of Vernazza makes you fall in love at the first sight! With its colorful houses perched on each other, the narrow and characteristic alleys, the picturesque port and its small beach.. this town is irresistable. Vernazza has a historical soul which is told through its architecture: it appears as a fortified village ready to defend the coast from the Saracen pirate raids. The symbol of the village is the Belforte tower of the Doria Castle: from here and from the terrace you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the town and the coast.
Please consider a 20 minutes panoramic boat ride from Vernazza to Monterosso.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso is the largest of the five coastal villages. Its amazing beaches, beautiful reefs, and the sea’s crystal clear waters make this village one of the most hospitable of the Ligurian Riviera.
The beach runs along most of the coast line and it is the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre National Park. It is frequented by tourists and locals - which is why it can be very crowded during the summer season.
Monterosso is divided into two parts: the old and the new town, connected each other by a tunnel in the hillside. The new part, Fegina, has been enriched by tourism, and it is the area where most of the hotels and restaurants are located. On the other hand, the old town is dominated by a splendid monastery and is characterized by typical, narrow medieval streets with pastel-coloured houses.
Please consider a 20 minutes train ride from Monterosso to Riomaggiore.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

The southern-most town of the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore has a dramatic setting on the rocks. The town climbs along the ridges overlooking the sea and it is characterized from the typical stone houses with coloured façades and slate-roofs. It is embedded between two hills, partially covered in scrubby brush and partly terraced with gardens, olive groves and vineyards. There is a fishing marina and a small beach frequented by paddleboarders. Please consider a 20 minutes train ride from Riomaggiore to La Spezia, where you will board again the bus back to Florence.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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