1. Italy
  2. Cinque Terre
  3. Manarola
  4. Vernazza

From Florence: A Taste of Cinque Terre

Product ID: 205453
Spend the whole day in Cinque Terre with this tour focussing on 3 of the 5 villages, Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
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Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend an unforgettable day in Cinque Terre
  • Explore Manarola, Monterosso, and Vernazza
  • Have plenty of time to swim in the crystalline waters of paradise
Full description
Spend a day in Cinque Terre, a corner of Liguria known all over the world thanks to its fishing villages, crystalline water surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation. This place was once a real hidden gem and even though it has now become one of Italy’s top attractions, you can still find and breath smell of authenticity. Despite the villages being pretty small, this is a place that rewards taking it slow, whether you’re enjoying a glass of wine at a waterfront table in Vernazza, admiring the views from the Castle, relaxing at an ancient sanctuary on a cliff top high above, or simply sunbathing on the beach.

You will first visit Manarola where you’ll admire a tiny urban jewel characterized by Genoese style case-Torri and have some free time to relax and discover hidden corners of this village. Then by train, you’ll reach Vernazza, a village overlooked by the remains of a Medieval castle with a cylindrical tower that you can climb and enjoy the view. Decide to taste the typical focaccia of Liguria or if you prefer to have some local fried seafood which is a must in Cinque Terre.

Then, you’ll travel by train to Monterosso known as the pearl of Cinque Terre. This ancient fishing village with lovely beaches will certainly astonish you. You will spend the whole afternoon here and you can grab something to eat or drink, visit the historical center or just relax under the sun. This is completely up to you. Then take the last train of the day and reach La Spezia where your bus will be waiting for you to take you back to Florence where the tour will end.
Includes
  • Travel by GT coach or minivan from Florence to Cinque Terre
  • Expert multilingual tour leader
  • Train tickets to move insider Cinque Terre
  • Free time in Manarola, Monterosso, and Vernazza
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Boat ride
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet the staff at Villa Costanza, Florence Coach Station. Reach the meeting point on the T1 Leonardo tramway to Villa Costanza (get off at Villa Costanza stop which is the end of the line). The ride is 20 minutes from the city center and you can choose the nearest stop from your Hotel. The staff of the local partner will be wearing a green shirt.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• You must be able to climb and descend stairs as there is a moderate amount involved
• Please bring sunscreen, swimwear, and towel if you intend on swimming
• In the event of national railway strikes, a change to the itinerary may be required and no refund will be issued
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    3.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Great visit to Cinque Terre. Alberto, our guide was wonderful. My only complaint was this tour was combined with another tour (including a boat) so we had well over an hour of wasted time waiting for their return. Would loved to have had that time to spend more time in Manarola and Vernazza

September 17, 2019

Nice excursion. The guides were up to the task. We were supposed to have an excursion without a cruise (my wife suffers from seasickness) according to our package. We were paired with a group that had the package with the cruise thus allowing the participants of our group to enjoy the cruise. But for us there was no question. The guide has made sure that we are exempted from the cruise to the delight of my wife. Positive points: the region. Negatives: as in all excursions, the time allotted for visiting each village is very short (1 hour on average except for the last one which is a beach). Understandable if you visit 3 villages. The time of day is not conducive to beautiful images because of the sun that is in our field of vision. The colors of the buildings do not stand out in a silouette only. Again understandable with the time of the excursion. We can recover when returning with the cruise.

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September 9, 2019

It was beautiful expierience... I like the idea of Train.Boat.and Bus Loving the back roads. Tabatha and Nikole are the best! and the driver (forgot the name) I will recommend this tour .No thinking needed .The tour guide knows what to do

November 2, 2019

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Product ID: 205453