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  1. Italy
  2. Province of Lucca
  3. Lucca
  4. Porto Venere

Lucca: Small Group Tour to Cinque Terre with Lunch

Product ID: 126263
Explore the breathtaking Ligurian coast on a tour of Cinque Terre, a small corner of paradise subdivided into 5 villages and suspended on steep cliffs overlooking the sea.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go to the stunning Cinque Terre national Park and marvel at its incredible views
  • Visit 4 of the 5 Cinque Terre villages: Manarola, Vernazza, Riomaggiore and Monterosso
  • Enjoy a typical Ligurian lunch
Full description
You will spend an unforgettable day discovering the most impressive Ligurian landscapes. In this area, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, earth and sea blend as one to create a unique landscape. The area consists of kilometers of rocky coasts with caves, beaches, hiking paths and breathtaking views.

You’ll first reach Manarola, a tiny urban jewel characterized by Genoese style "case-torri" or tower houses. Then you will move to Vernazza, a village overlooked by the remains of a medieval castle with a cylindrical tower, in which you can enjoy some free time. Afterwards you will reach Monterosso, known as the "pearl of Cinque Terre". This ancient fishing village with lovely beaches and lush vegetation covering the rocks will certainly enchant you. Here you’ll also get the chance to take a swim as this is the biggest village with a perfect sandy beach and crystal-clear water.  

After this, you’ll visit the village of Riomaggiore before returning to Lucca by van.
Includes
  • Travel by coach or minivan with air conditioning
  • Expert multilingual tour leader
  • Ferry boat and train tickets
  • Seafood lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Lucca, inside Porta Sant’Anna – Piazzale Verdi, near the tourist office

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• A vegetarian menu is available upon request for the lunch
• The itinerary is subject to change, however, each tour is guaranteed a visit to 4 of the 5 villages
• Please note that during the winter season, the boat ride may not available due to bad weather, but will be substituted with a train ride
• The itinerary may change due to extreme weather conditions or other conditions outside of the supplier's control
• Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.4 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3 / 5
  • Organization
    1.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    1.8 / 5
  • Safety
    3.3 / 5
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All towns in Cinque Terra were overflowing with tourists, mainly perhaps from the huge cruise ship in La Spezia. Had I known about the hordes of people I would not have gone. Too many people don’t go there, its awful!

October 1, 2019

Not as advertised and not worth the money.

We paid for an 11-hour tour, including a lunch (with a vegetarian option), shuttle bus, and ferry ride. We got a ten-hour tour with no shuttle bus or ferry. Our guide claimed to know nothing about the lunch. Fortunately, he was able to call the agency and confirm that, yes, lunch was included. The lunch was not worth the extra money, and no other option, besides a small piece of fish, was given, which put those who didn't like fish in a position where they just didn't eat. We spent less than an hour at each location because we had to meet back at the train station in an hour's time. So that really gave us only about 40 minutes. Our guide's driving was reckless and horrendous, especially through the mountains--made many of us very nauseous. All-in-all, it just seemed like our guide wanted to get home as quickly as possible. We all felt like we weren't able to enjoy the places we were visiting. I could have done a better tour on my own for much cheaper.

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June 23, 2019

Rushed and Not What I Paid For

The tour guide was not very friendly and made the 11 hour day into a 10 hour day as he rushed us in every city. Some places we had less than an hour to explore. When he drove, it was fast and furious on curvy mountain roads. No ferry boat was used or taken as was promised from the tour, and the driver originally didn’t know that lunch was included with the tour. There were no options provided at the lunch; only a plate of food dropped off in a hurry. Cinque Terre is beautiful. I can’t wait to go back when I’m not on a tour like this.

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June 23, 2019

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Product ID: 126263