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  • From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

    1. 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

    2. 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: Cinque Terre Villages Full-Day Tour

    3. 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 Montecatini: Full-Day Excursion to Cinque Terre

    4. From Montecatini: Full-Day Excursion to Cinque Terre

    Enjoy a day of paradise, exploration, and discovery in Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful, colorful coastal towns in the world, on this full-day excursion. Travel by luxury bus to and from Cinque Terre, a fast train between the towns, and by boat to the last town. Depart early in the morning to ensure a full day of exploration. Get dropped off via bus at the first village of Cinque Terre National Park or in the town of La Spezia. Travel alongside an expert tour leader as you hop between towns. First, stop in Manarola. You may recognize it since it has gained fame from its incredible views. Spend plenty of time exploring the old town, taking photos at the panoramic viewpoints, and dipping your toes into the sparkling water. Next, take a 10-minute train ride to Vernazza. The harbor feels like a step back in time, where you can enjoy views of the emerald water, colorful buildings, a...

  • Cinque Terre and Lucca: Guided Tour from Montecatini

    5. Cinque Terre and Lucca: Guided Tour from Montecatini

    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.

    Visit Corniglia, the only town in Cinque Terre that isn't directly located by the beach yet equally stunning.

    On your way back to Montecatini, stop at Lucca — a charming city by the Serchio river. Go for a stroll along its cobblestone streets and witness the town's Renaissance architecture.

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What people are saying about Manarola

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Great tour

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.

Beautiful Place to visit

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.

A wonderful 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 :)