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

Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

Spend an unforgettable day discovering the breathtaking Cinque Terre region on this must-do tour from Florence, with transport between villages included. Explore the picturesque fishing villages of the UNESCO-listed area by coach, boat and train with a guide, and fall in love with the distinctive atmosphere and architecture of each town. From Riomaggiore’s cobbled streets to Monterosso’s stunning beaches, the Cinque Terre is a scenic treasure and this tour offers a picture-perfect snapshot of old-world Italy.


  • 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'

Meet your guide bright and early outside Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station to begin your one-of-a-kind Cinque Terre day trip. Pronounced a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the Cinque Terre National Park is one of the most enchanting landscapes in Italy. Translated as ‘five lands,’ the Cinque Terre is made up of five uniquely constructed fishing villages that line the coast of the Italian Riviera.

Your first stop is Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre’s southernmost village. The largest out of the five, the historical village dates back to the early 13th century and is famous for its local wine and jaw-dropping views. Admire the pastel buildings that lean against each other as you stroll along the tiny cobbled streets with your tour leader.

Next on your tour, visit Manarola, a tiny harbor village that is said to have more grapevines than any other Cinque Terre village. As one of the oldest villages in the area, it is home to many priceless medieval relics. Walk along the harbor and spend a few minutes taking photos of the picturesque buildings that cling to the cliff faces.

After exploring Manarola, board your boat (or train if the weather is bad) to beautiful Monterosso. If you have opted for the Tour with Lunch, it’s here that you will sit down for lunch in one of the village’s traditional restaurants and enjoy a delicious meal of seafood and pasta, served with water and wine. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

The rest of your time is spent at your leisure. Make sure you pack your bathing suit! Often referred to as ‘the pearl of the Cinque Terre,’ Monterosso is famed for its long sandy beach, so why not take the plunge and enjoy a swim before topping up your tan?

Your final stop is Vernazza, a seaside town that surrounds a tiny natural port. Probably the most characteristic of the five villages, Vernazza is bordered by steeply terraced olive groves that are said to produce some of the finest olive oil in the entire country. Explore the village’s lively piazza and winding streets at your leisure, before boarding your train with your guide back to Florence.

Finish in the early evening when arriving back at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station.

Click on the 'View Additional Info' button to see the meeting point.


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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

that was an amazing experience !!!

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!

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!

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!

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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