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  • Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

    1. Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

    After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of this quaint village and take some time to wander around. If you have selected the add-on, sit down at a local restaurant with a beautiful terrace and sea views. Tuck into a lunch of fresh fish for your 'primo' and homemade pesto pasta for your ‘secondo’. Then, choose to either go on an adventurous guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once...

    Gabriel, our tour guide was amazing and he made sure we had a good time with his information and friendliness. The trip was wonderful. We started at 7:30 from Florence and came back at 8:30. Cinque terre is beautiful and worth the visit.

  • From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

    2. From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

    Join an adventure to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre. Explore these 5 secluded villages built onto seaside cliffs, connected to one another only by paths, boats, or trains. Your trip begins early in the morning when you’ll meet your guide in Florence to begin the picturesque drive to the first village. Along the way, your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the region. After you arrive, the rest of the day’s activities are up to you. With the whole day free, it’s up to you as to where you go or how you spend your time. Take a scenic boat or train transfers to the 4 other villages of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and Corniglia. Wander the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely-packed, pastel-colored houses rising up from the coast. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for white sand and crystal clear waters. Or enjoy a leisu...

  • From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    3. From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    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.

  • From Florence: Pisa and Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour

    4. From Florence: Pisa and Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a combined full-day sightseeing and walking tour of Pisa and the Cinqueterre National Park on an excursion especially designed for independent travelers between 18 and 35 years of age. You will first travel by train from Santa Maria Novella station in Florence. Stop for 2 hours at Pisa, home of the spectacular Piazza dei Miracoli, where you will see Pisa’s most significant attractions, including the Leaning Tower, Baptistry, Campo Santo, and Duomo di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral). Next, travel by local train from La Spezia station, on the Pisa to Genoa line, to Cinqueterre National Park. Known as the "Five Lands," Cinqueterre is a stunning cluster of villages famous for their scenic walking trails, gorgeous coastline, and sunny beaches. Then next stop will be a visit to Riomaggiore. Two more villages will be visited Manarola and Vernazza, which is ideal for those who want to relax and la...

    Edcuardo is a wonderful guide, very detailed and gave good advices. Covered a lot during the trip. Pisa and Cinque Terre is a must go!

  • La Spezia: Cinque Terre Guided Hiking Tour

    5. La Spezia: Cinque Terre Guided Hiking Tour

    After you meet the tour guide at the port, start your adventure with a walk to the train station. Admire the beautiful and colorful city center of La Spezia during the journey and breathe in the scent of the breeze that characterizes this unique port city. Once you arrive at the station, board the first train that will take you to the small town of Manarola from where you will begin your intrepid hiking experience. Get ready and explore the ancient trails of this mountain passing through the vineyards perched on the rock. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the colorful houses built on the cliffs, it will seem that you’re admiring a work of art. When you reach the top of the mountain and begin the descent towards Corniglia, appreciate the charm of this little village that is more than 100 meters high at sea level. Discover the center of Corniglia as you walk...

    We recommend this one day full expérience especially in you have only 1 day. Departure in La spezia to the Nice harbour of Venazzia, then hiking to the top to have a panoramic view on the small villages of Cinque Terre. Giuliano was our guide (english, a bit of French, only 4 people in the group). The hiking requires good shoes and could be difficult for children under 10. But Giuliano knows the trails with good view. The train ticket was usable after the tour so that we stayed longer to visit. With the tour you see 4 out of 5 (Monterosso is less typical but you can swim in sand beaches).

  • From Florence: Round Trip Transfer to Cinque Terre

    6. From Florence: Round Trip Transfer to Cinque Terre

    Take a day-long adventure away from Florence to the UNESCO world heritage site of Cinque Terre. A series of 5 secluded villages built onto verdant seaside cliffs and only connected to one another world via boats and trains, Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s national treasures. Your trip begins early in the morning, when you’ll meet your guide in Florence to begin the scenic, 2.5-hour drive to La Spezia. Along the way, your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the region. After you arrive, the rest of the day’s activities are up to you. With the whole day free, it’s up to you as to where you go — the other 4 villages, Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and Corniglia, are all easily accessible by boat or train. Wander the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely-packed, pastel houses rising up over the cobalt-blue sea. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for...

    Transportation to and from cinque terre exactly what we expected! Wish we had a little more time there though. We had from 9am-445pm.

  • Cinque Terre: Escorted Round-Trip Bus from Florence

    7. Cinque Terre: Escorted Round-Trip Bus from Florence

    Cinque Terre takes its name from the five picturesque fishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso characterized by their unmistakable pastel colors. Thanks to its isolation, the Cinque Terre have maintained their uncontaminated charm till today and have become a protected World Heritage Site and a National Park. Your experience starts with a comfortable journey by bus, where a multilingual professional tour leader will give you useful information about the places you will visit and a map that will help you to orient yourself when you arrive at Manarola. Visit Cinque Terre in total freedom using the means of transportation you prefer: the villages are connected by various kind of transport, with train and the boat being the best options. After having explored all the corners of the villages, admiring the beautiful views and discovered secret pathways, r...

  • From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip with Hiking

    8. From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip with Hiking

    After departing Florence you will arrive high above the Cinque Terre village of Manarola, where you will enter the National Park to hike to Corniglia. At the cliff-top village of Corniglia, you will have free time to relax and take in the perfect views of the sea and surrounding hills. After Corniglia, you'll continue towards the village of Vernazza, one of the prettiest and most characteristic of the Cinque Terre towns. Here you'll have free time to sit in one of the cheerful bars and cafés, or even have a refreshing swim in the sea. Continue the visit with a short train ride to Monterosso, renowned for its beautiful beach and artisan shops. Enjoy free time to taste the local wine, or go shopping for souvenirs. If the weather permits, board a boat to travel along the dramatic coastline to Riomaggiore. Here you will walk along the famous path of Via dell'Amore, or “Lover's Lane”, a bea...

  • From Florence: Cinque Terre Villages Full-Day Tour

    9. From Florence: Cinque Terre Villages Full-Day Tour

    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.

  • From Florence: Private Day Tour to Pisa and Cinque Terre

    10. From Florence: Private Day Tour to Pisa and Cinque Terre

    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 ...

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Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Fully loaded day! Do note, this is a tour is in a large group (~30 people), but this caused no problem - easy to hear guide, great to meet like minded people too. Emmanuel and Mano were our guides for the day - entertaining, insightful and very helpful. Highly recommend having the meal (~15 euro each), some of the best food we had. The views all along the hike are stunning - you can go at your own pace, there’s no rush, so we do recommend this A fantastic (busy) day, and a memory we will treasure

Fabulous tour. Our guide Daniella was very informative. Educational and focused on our group and our individual enjoyment. He lead the hike from Corniglia to Vernazza and gave the option to those who didn’t want to hike. He wrote out train schedules to ensure we would all be at the meeting place. The tows are beautiful and the scenery spectacular. The bus ride was also comfortable and again Daniella educated us on history and interesting facts along the way

It was a very long day but so worth every minute. We were able to see so much in one day yet did not feel rushed at all. Alessandro and Chris made the day, best tour guides ever! We liked our first trip with them so much, we sought them out for second day of touring.

I would recommend this tour to everyone. Such a great experience and value for money. Brilliantly lead by our Tour guides Manolo. Don’t think twice, trust me, it will be worth your time.

Manolo and Gabrial were amazing . They gave good recommendations too. I am a vegetarian and did not find any issues with food too. Quite informative trip.