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Cinque Terre Day Trip
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Great, 100% recommended. The guide, Giuliano attentive and very close, we really liked sharing this excursion with him and with our driver Raúl.
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Cinque Terre is situated on the Italian Riviera and comprises five charming and colourful fishing villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. It is one of the most popular and worthwhile day trips from Florence.

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Cinque Terre Day Trip

The full day-trip begins bright and early. First thing in the morning, your guide will collect you from the meet point, where you'll climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and relax on a 2-hour journey to Cinque Terre, five romantic villages clinging to the rugged ravine.

The first stop is Manarola, the oldest of the Cinque Terre villages. The village’s economy is based on fishing and viticulture.

From Manarola, you will take a train to Riomaggiore, a charming thirteenth-century hamlet famous for its local wine, and with a little over 1.500 residents.

Continue the journey to Monterosso, where you spend approximately two hours. This village is located in a small natural gulf and is famous for its long beaches and crystal-blue sea. Weather permitting, you’ll admire the stunning views of Cinque Terre from the water. 

Upon arrival in Monterosso, you will stop for lunch (if you have booked this option) and you will have time to discover this charming village at your own leisure. From Monterosso you will continue the tour by train to Vernazza, a delightful fishing village enclosing a natural harbour. You will arrive here at approximately 3:45 pm.

Finally, you will hop back on a train that will cross La Spezia until you get to where the coach is waiting for you to head back to Florence. The tour comes to an end at 7:30 pm in Piazzale Montelungo, near Santa Maria Novella station. 

Lunch at Monterosso

We will stop at Monterosso for lunch. You can either pick a local restaurant once you get there or choose to do this tour with lunch included. If you prefer this option, the menus include seafood salad, pasta with pesto and dessert accompanied by water or wine. If you prefer a vegetarian or gluten-free menu, please let us know in the comments section. 

Self Guided Cinque Terre Tour

If you prefer to explore the Cinque Terre at your own pace, you can also book this tour and discover the area at your own leisure. This option includes a bus ride to Manarola and then you will have all day to visit the villages which you prefer. This option does not include transportation between the different villages.

Your host, who will accompany you on the bus, will indicate the meeting point at La Spezia, which you must get to at the end of the day to travel back to Florence.

Important information 

  • This day trip will not include the famous trail Via dell’Amore that stretches along the Cinque Terre coastline, as it is temporarily closed. However, you will still appreciate the marvellous landscape of this part of the Italian coast.
  • The boat trip only operates between April and October and is subject to the weather conditions. The rest of the year, the itinerary will be carried out by bus and train.
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Covid-19 Measures

It is compulsory to display a Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test performed up to 48 hours before the activity. Vaccines and tests must be authorised and recognised in the country of the activity. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).

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Duration

12 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Return transportation by air conditioned coach.

English speaking host.

Boat ticket for the whole day (depending on option).

Train ticket (depending on option).

Lunch (depending on option).

Not included

Hotel drop off.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Which hotels are included in the pick up?

    A - Pick up and drop is included in the hotels in the centre of Florence, excluding the area around the station. This service is not available for appartments or B&Bs.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

from
US$ 64.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Piazzale Montelungo.