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Cinque Terre Day Trip

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.



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, located in a small natural gulf by boat (only operational until October and subject to the weather conditions). Monterosso is famous for its long beaches and crystal-blue sea. During the journey, 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.

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 by bus.

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.
  • Hotel pick-up

  • This tour includes a pick-up option from 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 if you don't want to be collected from your hotel, your host will be waiting for you at the arranged meeting point.


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


12.5 hours


  Adults Children 4-12 years old Children less than 4 years old
Dat tour with lunch 119 $ 59.5 $ Free
Day tour without lunch 107 $ 53.5 $ Free
Tour at your own leisure 66.5 $ 33.5 $ Free

* All the prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD)


  • 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)

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 pm local time) if there are still places available.

Payment methods

  • You will be charged the full amount when the booking is confirmed.


  • FREE! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the tour.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with a ticket which you can either print out, download on your mobile or tablet to show on the day of the activity.



How to book?

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

You will receive a confirmation email directly after you’ve completed the booking process. If you have any doubts, please contact our supplier. The contact information is included in the confirmation email.

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