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Cinque Terre: Private Day Trip from Florence with Lunch

1. Cinque Terre: Private Day Trip from Florence with Lunch

Discover one of Italy’s most amazing destinations, the unforgettable Ligurian Coast of Cinque Terre, UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy scenic views of the 5 ingeniously constructed fishing villages on this private tour from Florence, accompanied by your own guide/sommelier. Cinque Terre was proclaimed as Italy's first national park in 1999. It is the smallest but also the densest national park in Italy. Between the villages, you will enjoy scenic train rides along the Ligurian coastline. A relaxing boat ride is also included between 2 of the villages so you can witness the stunning views of the Cinque Terre from the water. Wander the narrow streets, admire the colorful houses, or take the chance to swim in the turquoise water. Cinque Terre's rocky landscape has been tamed by winemakers who carved and cultivated the steep terraces facing the sea. It remains Italy's most difficult area to cultivate, due to unfriendly environmental conditions. Despite this, the area produces high-quality wines that reflect the traits of the territory: the salty whiff of minerality served as a reminder of the terraced vineyards on the Ligurian coast. Its wines are equally stunning: refreshing like a dip in the sea and scented like its exotic flora. Apart from sightseeing, this tour is centered around wine and food traditional to the area and distinct in its nature. Enjoy a multi-course lunch paired with the aromatic, mineral wine of Cinque Terre in a restaurant overlooking the Ligurian sea. Dive into traditional food and local specialties like focaccia, seafood dishes, and pasta with pesto, a sauce whose birthplace is the Ligurian region. Discover a paradise on the Italian Riviera where houses are suspended on steep cliffs and the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian Sea invite you in for a swim!

From Florence: Full-Day Private Cinque Terre Tour with Pisa

2. From Florence: Full-Day Private Cinque Terre Tour with Pisa

Embark on a full-day tour of the Cinque Terre from Florence. Enjoy a boat ride to Vernazza from Manarola with plenty of time to explore the winding lanes and sea views. Visit Corniglia and make a stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In Manarola, follow the narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the beauty of the Cinque Terre. Depart for Vernazza on a shared boat ride and marvel at the breathtaking coastal views. At Vernazza, enjoy free time for lunch and wander around this enchanting town. Admire the terraced slopes of the surrounding hills. Visit the harbor, the beach, and lose yourself in the fascinating labyrinth of back alleys. Continue to Corniglia, the only Cinque Terre town not located directly on the water. Enjoy the best views of the Cinque Terre from the town belvedere while exploring this enchanting medieval town. On the way back to Florence, make a stop in Pisa for stunning photos of the leaning tower in Piazza dei Miracoli. 

Cinque Terre: 2-Hour Private Boat Tour

3. Cinque Terre: 2-Hour Private Boat Tour

Climb aboard a private boat for you and your group. Cruise along the beautiful Cinque Terre and watch the magnificent color spectrum as the sun fades into the ocean. Experience the Cinque Terre from a different perspective.  Explore the beautiful Ligurian territory as you soak up the last ray of lights and listen to the soft waves of the ocean. Spend a wonderful late afternoon as you discover the breathtaking unspoiled scenery of the five villages.

Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

4. Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

Depart Lucca and transfer to Riomaggiore to catch a ferryboat (weather permitting) to Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre, and its houses are built along the cliff face. Upon arrival, explore one of the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre. Walk down narrow alleys to pretty squares of pastel colored houses. Enjoy some spare time for a relaxing lunch (own expense) at one of the open-air restaurants that line the waterfront. Take a stroll through the backstreets for impressive views along the coast.

Livorno Shore Excursion to Portovenere & Cinque Terre

5. Livorno Shore Excursion to Portovenere & Cinque Terre

Meet your private driver beside your ship at 8:00 AM for the 1.5-hour drive to the delightful fishing village of Portovenere, with its tall and colorful waterfront houses. Enjoy memorable sea views from the promontory where the Church of San Pietro stands. Its Gothic Genovese style dates back to 1256-1277. The church was built on the remains of an early Christian church and Byzantine abbey with parts of a heathen temple from the Roman age. At the foot of the promontory, there is a small grotto named after Lord Byron who took refuge here. From Portovenere, you'll begin your adventure through the five lands of the Cinque Terre, a landscape so unique that in 1998 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A great way to discover this area is from the sea. You'll have the option of departing from the harbor to enjoy a ferry ride (additional cost) to Vernazza, a great stop for lunch at a restaurant set on the cliffs, looking out across the bay (lunch at own expense). The ferry journey will take you past Riomaggiore and Manarola with great photo opportunities from the sea.  Meet up with your driver and visit either Corniglia set up on the hill or enjoy a stroll around Riomaggiore or Manarola. You could continue on to the larger and busier town of Monterosso, but please note it is not possible to stop at all the villages in one day and for this tour, it is best to keep the day as flexible as possible and see where your journey will take you. At some places, you may wish to consider using the train and if the weather and sea conditions are good, the local ferry will be recommended. Wherever your journey takes you, you will return with wonderful memories to your ship in the port of Livorno at approximately 5:00 PM.

Florence: Cinque Terre Private Day-Trip

6. Florence: Cinque Terre Private Day-Trip

Visit the spectacular villages of Italy's Cinque Terre on a day-trip from Florence. See the picturesque landscapes that inspired poets like Lord Byron and Percy Shelley. Leave Florence at daybreak and admire the charming Tuscan countryside and the breathtaking Carrara marble quarries on your way to neighboring Liguria. You'll be driven along a picturesque stretch of coast through Cinque Terre National Park to the first of the five villages: Riomaggiore. Explore for a while before taking the trip over to Vernazza and Monterosso. The driver is at your disposal as you take in these colorful, tiny villages and enjoy the fresh sea air. Check outstunning views over the bays and gulfs, stroll through the narrow cobble alleyway, and admire the pastel-colored houses. Freshen up with a plunge into the clear waters and meet your driver at the end of the day to head back to Florence. Visit fantastic Riomaggiore, Vernazza, and Monterosso on this day-trip.

From Levanto or Monterosso: Cinque Terre Private Boat Tour

7. From Levanto or Monterosso: Cinque Terre Private Boat Tour

See the scenic Cinque Terre from the water as you set sail on a private boat tour. Admire 5 local towns from the water, enjoy food and drinks on board, and make a stop in the village of Vernazza before you return to your pickup point in Levanto or Monterosso. Set off on a private boat cruise and watch the sun set over Cinque Terre. Depart from either Levanto or Monterosso and pass towns including Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore with plenty of great picture opportunities. Listen as your guide tells you about the history and way of life in the area while you admire the picturesque beach towns from the water. In the warmer months, you can also go swimming in the national park's pristine waters. Enjoy an apéritif of regional delicacies while sipping prosecco and snacking on some traditional Ligurian dishes as background music plays. Take the opportunity to indulge in a frozen white wine tasting as well. Make a stop in the village of Vernazza, where you can stretch your legs and explore for a while before getting back on the boat and returning to Levanto or Monterosso.

From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Lunch

8. From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Lunch

Travel to one of the most picturesque places in Italy and discover the scenic vistas and quaint villages along the Mediterranean coast. Hit the road from Florence in a comfortable car and explore the magical path with an English-speaking driver and guide. Be impressed by the uniqueness and variety of colors of Cinque Terre. Admire the perfectly preserved architecture and the stunning coastal and mountain trails of The Italian Riviera. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Admire the staggering beauty of the pretty little town and take in glorious panoramic views with your camera. Next, take a boat to Vernazza and be blown away by the magical atmosphere and breathtaking views. The prettiest of the Cinque Terre villages, Vernazza is also called the Cinque Terre jewel. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely packed, pastel-colored houses rising over the cobalt-blue sea. Enjoy the delicious traditional meal such as pasta al pesto and tastes of local fish at one of the local restaurants. Move on towards Monterosso, another charismatic attraction of Cinque Terre. Know about the history of the place from your experienced guide and enjoy some free time to explore the relaxing beaches, and local shops of the village. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for a refreshing swim or stroll through the streets for a unique shopping experience in the typical “botteghe” of the village.

From La Spezia: Highlights of Cinque Terre with A Guide

9. From La Spezia: Highlights of Cinque Terre with A Guide

Join a private guide to explore the 5 towns that make up the Cinque Terre — Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Monterosso — on a day trip from La Spezia. Start your tour with a van, hop on a ferry, and take a train. After meeting your guide at the cruise terminal of La Spezia, take a half-hour trip to Riomaggiore, perched on a terraced hillside high above the Ligurian coast. Make stops along the way to admire a panoramic view of the Cinque Terre villages. Once in Manarola, experience the intricate layout of this village as you walk along the narrow lanes and steep stairways between the colorful cliffside houses and the marina. Continue the trip by taking a ferry to the fishing village of Vernazza. Visit the terrace of Doria Castle which offers panoramic views of the village and its coast. Then, it's time to sample the local cuisine. Take recommendations from your guide and go to a local restaurant to enjoy lunch. After your lunch break, take the train to Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre villages and the only one with sand beaches in the area. Stroll through the narrow winding alleys of its historical center, and admire its many medieval buildings. From there, travel back to La Spezia by train and van.

Cinque Terre: Full-Day Private Tour from Florence

10. Cinque Terre: Full-Day Private Tour from Florence

Join a full-day private tour of Liguria, known as Italy’s “Riviera”. This is a region that has produced both Cristoforo Colombo and delicious pesto sauce! Your day begins with pickup from your hotel in Florence. An expert driver/guide will take you through the western part of Tuscany while you enjoy views of the lovely countryside. You’ll learn about the history and culture of the places we pass through, including the medieval city of Lucca, the famous Carrara marble quarries and La Spezia – the popular resort on the sea. You will spend a good part of the day in the national park of Cinque Terre. The park is a popular place for hiking, trekking and scuba-diving. During your time here visit four of the five fishing villages situated along this spectacular rocky coast. Walk between the first and second villages on the “the path of love" and then enjoy a boat ride to Vernazza, considered to be the loveliest of the four villages. Enjoy some lunch and spend some relaxing time in Cinque Terre. After lunch drive to the upper side of the national park for some fantastic views of the coastal villages from above.

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4.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

First class, well worth the money. The guide Antonio was very good. He was welcoming, friendly and a very likeable Person. His knowledge and commentary was first class. From the moment we were picked up until we were dropped off 10 hours later, we were treated to a special day. The trip and Cinque Terre is an experience that you must have.

The tour was great! Guides were very friendly and they talked about many historic places and people involving Florence. Great knowledge about the places we visit, and very flexible! Ah, they knew how to find the best spots for pictures! Really recommend!!!

Mario was an outstanding guide, provided an incredibly comfortable ride to and from Cinque Terra, and was very personable. Would recommend him and this tour to all that are interested.

Amazing trip and well organized. Guide was friendly, informative and knew the area well.

The tour was awesome and our tour guide Antonio was the best!