Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch
- Duration: 13 hours
After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of this quaint village and take some time to wander around. If you have selected the add-on, sit down at a local restaurant with a beautiful terrace and sea views. Tuck into a lunch of fresh fish for your 'primo' and homemade pesto pasta for your ‘secondo’. Then, choose to either go on an adventurous guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once...
Gabriel, our tour guide was amazing and he made sure we had a good time with his information and friendliness. The trip was wonderful. We started at 7:30 from Florence and came back at 8:30. Cinque terre is beautiful and worth the visit.
Start at La Spezia's harbor and sail through the Gulf of the Poets admiring the magnificent village of Portovenere and the island of Palmaria from the boat. Reach the first village of Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, passing by the mesmerizing coastline with its famous terraced vineyard landscape and colorful houses. The city is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Here, visit the imposing church of San Giovanni Battista with your guide and enjoy some free time to stroll through the narrow streets. After, sail to Monterosso al Mare and admire the other spectacular villages of Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza on your way. In Monterosso al Mare, explore the medieval historic center and marvel at the parish church dedicated to St. John, the Baptist. At the end of the guided tour, enjoy some free time and take the chance to taste the local wine and food (not included), or go for a sw...
Amazing day out & great value too. All the staff were friendly & welcoming. Guides were all very informative & fun to spend the day with. Lot of steps in Riomaggiore but guide took lots of breaks & checked everyone was doing ok. Highly recommend this tour or similar
Cinque Terre is one of Italy's most enchanting destinations. Each of these unforgettable little cities will take your breath away with their gravity-defying dance above the azure waters. This day trip will give you an unforgettable and fun introduction to this coastal gem. Begin your tour of these UNESCO sites at daybreak with your arrival in La Spezia. Board a train to Riomaggiore, a quaint medieval town dating to the 13th century. Marvel at the winding streets of this village and its charming houses leaning one against the other. Next, head over to Manarola to enjoy panoramic views. Continue on to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered the "pearl of the Cinque Terre." Finally, take a boat across to Vernazza, whose natural port has kept it safe from invaders for centuries.
The tour guides were AMAZING!!! The bus ride and boat ride were great. I would've preferred 3 out of 5 villages with a little longer at each village with a less hectic rush to the transport. And to know in advance to bring enough euro to pay for a spot on the beach. There was no free spot to sit or change our clothes so we didn't get to swim as planned.
Board the ferry at La Spezia and start your boat trip to Porto Venere. Cruise for approximately 30-minutes before reaching Porto Venere. Disembark the ferry for a walk through the town. Porto Venere is a fortified seaside village filled with colorful houses and medieval buildings. During your tour, you'll pass the Church of San Pietro, one of the most religious buildings in all of Italy, before walking through narrow streets. Pass the Church of San Lorenzo and enjoy panoramic views at Doria's fortress. Before returning to the ferry, you’ll have some free time to explore Porto Venere on your own. Board the ferry and continue on your tour along the Cinque Terre coastline. Relax onboard for approximately 50 minutes as you pass by the seaside villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Corniglia. Arrive at Vernazza, where you’ll disembark to explore the unique village. Walk around Vernazza, a ...
It's a nice relaxing tour. Vernazza is beautiful. You have time to see the town, eat, relax and even have a swim. These small towns get reall crowded if I need to put anything negativo.
Explore the Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic landscapes, on this day trip from Milan. The "Five Lands" (translation of "Cinque Terre") are five enchanting medieval villages clinging to the coast with a breathtaking sight of the sea, which are now part of a national park listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage. After leaving Milan by coach, you will arrive in Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre's five villages. You will take some time exploring the small fisherman town, before boarding for a boat trip to Vernazza to visit the nice village. It is one of the five towns (Cinque Terre) that makes up the Cinque Terre region. It is the fourth town heading North. With no no car traffic it remains one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera. Restaurants, bars, and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them. From Monterosso, start the fin...
We took this guided trip to Cinque terre. It was definitely worth the money and convenience. The bus was very comfortable and equipped. The guide Sabrina was very nice. The are of Cinque Terre is very beautiful. It was a good 1 day trip and not very tiring due to the way they had arranged the transportation between bus, train and boat. There was also time in between for lunch and stroll around the villages
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...
Departing from Monterosso, enjoy a welcome drink as you sail across the Cinque Terre, all the way to Riomaggiore and Punta Montenero on the south-east side of the National Park. Take a swimming break in a secluded bay, diving into the clear waters of the Ligurian sea. Once you're all back on the boat, navigate towards Punta Mesco, across the most north-western point of Cinque Terre National Park. Admire the fascinating landscape of lights and colors, and if you are lucky, spot some dolphins breaching the sea surface. In a unique atmosphere that only this picturesque bay at sunset can offer, enjoy a savory, rich Italian "aperitivo" made with fresh, regional ingredients.
Amazing trip! The sunset was gorgeous and our captain was great! My daughter and I had a fantastic time!
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.
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, past...
Travel to one of the most magical places in Italy and discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meet your expert tour guide in Florence and hop on the minibus to Manarola. Enjoy the iconic views and indulge in an optional lunch. Visit four charming seaside villages perched high on the Italian Riviera by train and boat. Jump off the minibus at Manarola and take pictures of the charming fishing village. See the stunning viewpoint and taste the famous local wine. Next, head to Vernazza known as the colorful gem of the Cinque Terre. Take pictures as you stroll through the picturesque streets and harbor. Next stop, visit Monterosso and enjoy a dip in the sea. Finish your day on a high at Riomaggiore, the region's favorite postcard view. Admire the romantic sunset, the glowing houses, and the sparkling sea. You will return by minibus to Florence with amazing memories and priceless photos.
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Fully loaded day! Do note, this is a tour is in a large group (~30 people), but this caused no problem - easy to hear guide, great to meet like minded people too. Emmanuel and Mano were our guides for the day - entertaining, insightful and very helpful. Highly recommend having the meal (~15 euro each), some of the best food we had. The views all along the hike are stunning - you can go at your own pace, there’s no rush, so we do recommend this A fantastic (busy) day, and a memory we will treasure
It was a very long day but so worth every minute. We were able to see so much in one day yet did not feel rushed at all. Alessandro and Chris made the day, best tour guides ever! We liked our first trip with them so much, we sought them out for second day of touring.
Manolo and Gabrial were amazing . They gave good recommendations too. I am a vegetarian and did not find any issues with food too. Quite informative trip.
It was a great day packed with activities…and the tour guide was wonderful!!
Very very nice trip, a lot of the original sea city to see.