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Cinque Terre Day Trip
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Very well organized trip. Alfonso, our guide was very good and made sure he didnt miss anyone after every outing. Thanks!!!
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  • English
  • 12.5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Cinque Terre is situated on the Italian Riviera and comprises five charming and colorful fishing villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. It is one of the most popular and worthwhile day trips from Florence.

Itinerary

The full day-trip begins bright and early. A little before 7am your guide will come and collect you at your hotel. Board 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 harbor. You will arrive here at approximately 3:45pm.

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 7:30pm 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 includes sea food salad, pasta with pesto and dessert accompanied by water or wine. If you prefer a vegetarian menu, please let us know in the comments section. 

Cinque Terre at your own leisure

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 the 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 closed until 2019. However, you will still appreciate the marvellous landscape of this part of the Italian coast.
  • The boat trip is only operational until 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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  • Hotel pick-up

  • This tour includes a pick-up option from most centrally-located hotels (not apartments) in Florence. When you book the tour, please give us the address of your hotel. If you're staying in the outskirts or near Santa Maria Novella train station, your host will be waiting for you at the arranged meeting point.

Price

Adults Children 4-12 years old Children under 4 years old
Tour With Lunch
US$ 116
US$ 58
Free
Tour Without Lunch
US$ 104
US$ 52
Free
Tour at Your Own Leisure
US$ 64.5
US$ 32.5
Free

Tour With Lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 116
  • Children 4-12 years old

    US$ 58
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

Tour Without Lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 104
  • Children 4-12 years old

    US$ 52
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

Tour at Your Own Leisure

  • Adults

    US$ 64.5
  • Children 4-12 years old

    US$ 32.5
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More information

Duration

12.5 hours

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up.

Return transportation by air conditioned coach.

English speaking host.

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

Train ticket (depending on the option booked).

Lunch (optional)

Not included

Hotel drop off.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • 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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

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US$ 64.5
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

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.

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