From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip with Lunch
- Duration options: 12 - 13 hours
per group up to 3
Spend a day getting to know the enchanting region of Cinque Terre. You'll visit 4 villages in total, suspended between sea and land, seemingly hanging from sheer cliffs and surrounded by hills and vineyards. When you arrive in the small village of Manarola there will be time to explore before taking the local train to Riomaggiore. Enjoy some free time here to walk around and admire the charming streets. Next, take a train to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered “the pearl of the Cinque Terre", with its enchanting beaches. Go swimming in the crystal-clear sea and enjoy a traditional light lunch. Continue by ferry to Riomaggiore and Vernazza and experience the intricate layout of this village with its narrow lanes and steep stairways. Continue to La Spezia, where the bus will be waiting to take you back to Florence.
Travel to one of the most picturesque places in Italy and discover the scenic vistas and quaint villages along the Mediterranean coast. Hit the road from Florence in a comfortable car and explore the magical path with an English-speaking driver and guide. Be impressed by the uniqueness and variety of colors of Cinque Terre. Admire the perfectly preserved architecture and the stunning coastal and mountain trails of The Italian Riviera. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Admire the staggering beauty of the pretty little town and take in glorious panoramic views with your camera. Next, take a boat to Vernazza and be blown away by the magical atmosphere and breathtaking views. The prettiest of the Cinque Terre villages, Vernazza is also called the Cinque Terre jewel. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely packed, past...
Explore the villages of Cinque Terre on a full-day excursion from Florence, and experience the best aspects of this protected World Heritage Site as you walk along the ancient trails that connect the picturesque villages. Cinque Terre comprises a stretch of rugged, unspoiled coast along the Italian Riviera. Its name derives from the fact that it is a grouping of 5 picturesque fishing villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. It has been well preserved because of its isolation and continues to be protected by its UNESCO status and its status as an Italian national park. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll walk the spectacular coastline. Visit the Cinque Terre village of Manarola and continue with a lovely boat journey (weather permitting) to Monterosso, renowned for its beautiful beach and small craftsmen’s shops. After a short train ride, stop in Vernazz...
It is a great day, beautiful scenery ! Could have be done on our own we thought as our guide was great but he pretty much just guided us to the different towns and left us alone.
Explore the best of Cinque Terre's scenery, culture, and gastronomy on this day tour. Departing from Florence, travel to Pisa and enjoy some free time to see the Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower. Take a walk along the ancient city walls for panoramic views of the Square of Miracles. Next, continue to Cinque Terre. After a visit to the picturesque village of Manarola, arrive in Vernazza. Here, choose from a tasting of local wines at one of the region's renowned wineries, with optional lunch, or enjoy a pesto-making lesson. Learn how to prepare Pesto Alla Genovese from a local chef then enjoy the rewards of your efforts with some focaccia bread, local cheese, olives, and wine. After lunch, take the train to Riomaggiore and enjoy some free time to explore the village before hopping on a boat to Monterosso. Here, enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters or spend some time exploring ...
Begin your tour with a scenic drive to Manarola. Arrive at the picturesque town of Manarola, where colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces. Stroll through its charming alleys, and see the remains of its 14-century castle and watchtower.
Take a relaxing boat ride to Vernazza, home to the only natural port of Cinque Terre and famous for its elegant houses.
Your final stop will be at Corniglia, the only town in Cinque Terre that isn't directly located by the beach yet equally stunning. Walk around this medieval town and learn about its history and culture.
During this tour, you'll also get a chance to taste the local white wine and get insights into the wine-making process.
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Really well organized and balanced tour. Luca and melody were the guides split between English and Spanish customers. Luca was our guide and was great fun but also very aware of all of us at all times. His instructions were clear and easy to follow. We felt comfortable during our free time knowing that we knew where to go for our meeting points. The locations were spectacular and we had great weather so we were able to take advantage of the ferry as well. The tour was well balanced providing just enough time to explore the market stalls at each location. Lunch was optional which we did and really enjoyed it. Really great tour.
We had booked an excursion with a German-speaking tour guide, but unfortunately it didn't work out. It was then divided into English and Spanish. Our tour guide was Chirara and unfortunately she didn't speak a word of German either. She was such a lovely person that we didn't really mind that everything was spoken in English on the tour - we understood her pretty well too.
The trip to Cinque Terre was one of the highlights of my trip! It was a beautiful place and the trip was well organized. It was too difficult to organize it on my own and visit all the villages. So I recommend that if you have a day to spend it is definitely worth enjoying this place.
It is an unparalleled tour, in just one day they show you everything, you use train and boat, you have the chance to taste the culinary delight, buy souvenirs and travel the streets of these beautiful villages.
Great trip! Free time everywhere. Booked lunch very recommendable. Nice place, very good food :)