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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

Explore the Italian Riviera on this day trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre from Florence, with transport between each small town provided. Led by a local guide, discover each fishing village by coach, train and boat, from the beaches of Monterosso to the charming streets of Riomaggiore. Stop for a swim in the turquoise waters and upgrade to include a traditional Italian lunch. Soak up all the character of this UNESCO-listed region before heading back to Florence.


  • Full-day trip to the Cinque Terre from Florence with transport
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre with your tour leader
  • Travel between destinations by coach, train and boat
  • Soak up the scenic views and distinct character of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso and Vernazza
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in quaint Monterosso, if option selected
  • Stop off for a swim in the turquoise waters at one of the area’s beaches

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What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

Enjoy your free time in Monterosso, also called 'the pearl of the Cinque Terre'

The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most captivating landscapes. Translated as ‘five lands,’ the region is made up of five unique fishing villages that line the Italian Riviera.

Your day trip will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide and hop aboard your coach to head out toward the seashore. Stop first in the southernmost village of Riomaggiore, dating back to 13th century. Beloved for its local wine and incomparable scenery, admire the pastel-colored buildings as you follow your guide along the cobblestone streets.

Head to the tiny village of Manarola next, home to medieval relics and a plethora of grapevines. Stroll the harbor and take snapshots of the beautiful, bright buildings that cling to the cliff.

Then, weather permitting, hop aboard your boat to travel to Monterosso. If you choose to include lunch with your ticket, settle down in one of the village’s restaurants for a traditional helping of seafood and pasta, complemented by wine and water. (A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section.)

Afterward, with taste buds and stomach sated, enjoy some time to explore independently. Unpack your bathing suit and hit the jeweled waters of Monterosso’s stunning beaches.

Make a final stop in Vernazza, bordered by terraced olive groves that are said to produce some of the finest olive oil in Italy. Explore the bustling square and winding streets at your leisure, before returning back to Florence.


Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Mixed seafood platter
Second course:
  • Pasta with pesto sauce
  • Dessert of the day

Customer Reviews

Judith K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very interesting. Beautiful coastal towns. Our guide was excellent.

xianghong c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

in total, that was a great experience with the tour.

xianghong c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

that was an amazing experience !!!

Margaret W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The day trip to Cinque Terre was our favorite day during our 12 day trip to Italy. The tour guide was informative, personable and helpful. It was a wonderful day, we are so glad we booked this tour!

Chris M Gilmore G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I am so happy that we decided to book this trip. We only had a few more days in Florence and were pretty exhausted from all the activities of the past three weeks, so had sort of decided that we had had enough. So glad that we changed our minds. The villages were beautiful and delightful to visit. So much fun to travel by bus, boat and train. The tour guide was great - didn't talk us to death! We had lots of time on our own in each village to explore and go where we chose. I highly recommend this adventure.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was beautiful trip! The weather was was a lot of walking, would have liked more time in the 2nd village...but not enough time!

Matthew K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing! The Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and great break from the museums and city tours. This tour made it easy to visit the coastal site from Florence. The bus ride was comfortable and quick and the ferry ride gave us an absolutely gorgeous view of the entire region. The pre-arranged lunch was delicious! Our tour guide Lisa was very friendly and knowledgeable and did an excellent job of keeping us on time and providing helpful hits and suggestions while exploring the area. There is a fair bit of hiking involved so be prepared. The views you get in return are definitely worth every step!

Nikita K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour guide was extremely nice and very accommodating. The tour left on time and the overall experience was worth more than the money charged.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

another great tour to do - highly recommend it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

well worth the money

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