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From Florence: Cinque Terre Villages Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 28848
Walk from village to village along the cliffs of Cinque Terre and be enchanted by carefully cultivated terraces and pastel-colored houses that seem to hover between the sky and the sea.
About this activity
Duration: 12 - 12.5 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the picturesque fishing villages of Cinque Terre
  • Marvel at the spectacular Mediterranean coastline
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch, served in a restaurant with views of the hills and the sea (depending on option selected)
  • Admire the brightly-colored fishermen’s houses during a boat ride across Cinque Terre Bay
8.5 - 9 hrs
  • Florence

  • 2.3 hours
  • Manarola (free time)

  • 5 minutes
  • Vernazza (free time)

  • 5 minutes
  • Monterosso al Mare (free time)

  • 45 minutes
  • Riomaggiore (free time)

  • 5 minutes
  • La Spezia

  • Florence

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Main stop
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Full description
Explore the villages of Cinque Terre on a full-day excursion from Florence, and experience the best aspects of this protected World Heritage Site as you walk along the ancient trails that connect the picturesque villages.

Cinque Terre comprises a stretch of rugged, unspoiled coast along the Italian Riviera. Its name derives from the fact that it is a grouping of 5 picturesque fishing villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. It has been well preserved because of its isolation and continues to be protected by its UNESCO status and its status as an Italian national park.

Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll walk the spectacular coastline. Visit the Cinque Terre village of Manarola and continue with a lovely boat journey (weather permitting) to Monterosso, renowned for its beautiful beach and small craftsmen’s shops. After a short train ride, stop in Vernazza, one of the prettiest of all, for free time to sit in one of the cheerful bars and cafés. 

Take the train again to Riomaggiore to enjoy free time for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean or shopping into some of the picturesque shops. Enjoy a delicious local lunch served here in a typical restaurant with a perfect view of the sea and the hills declining down to the rocky coves (if option selected). From Riomaggiore, a train ride returns you to La Spezia, concluding the Cinque Terre visit, before returning to Florence by bus.

Please note that the order of the visits may change.
  • Multilingual assistance at the Florence meeting point
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi on board
  • Licensed Tour escort for the entire trip
  • Boat Trip across the Cinque Terre Bay (weather permitting)
  • Typical light lunch with drinks (if option selected)
  • Transport by local train between the villages
  • The Cinque Terre National Park trekking pass
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• A minimum number of participants is required to confirm the tour. If the minimum is not reached, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
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Great experience

Visiting four of the five Cinque Terre villages from Florence was a long day but well worth it. I think we had just enough time in each of the villages. Instructions for the meeting points were very clear. The boat trip from Monterosso to Riomaggiore was definitely the highlight. Being able to recognise the villages we had just visited from the sea was a highlight for me.

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14 October 2019

Beautiful Place to visit

The trip to Cinque Terre was one of the highlights of my trip! It was a beautiful place and the trip was well organized. It was too difficult to organize it on my own and visit all the villages. So I recommend that if you have a day to spend it is definitely worth enjoying this place.

13 May 2019

Great tour

Really well organized and balanced tour. Luca and melody were the guides split between English and Spanish customers. Luca was our guide and was great fun but also very aware of all of us at all times. His instructions were clear and easy to follow. We felt comfortable during our free time knowing that we knew where to go for our meeting points. The locations were spectacular and we had great weather so we were able to take advantage of the ferry as well. The tour was well balanced providing just enough time to explore the market stalls at each location. Lunch was optional which we did and really enjoyed it. Really great tour.

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17 April 2019

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Product ID: 28848