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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 October 2015

We had a wonderful time the combination of Coach, train and boat was spectacular. Our guide was very informative during our coach trip. A perfect combination of supervised sight seeing with the freedom to explore.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a lovely experience, so glad we did it as the sightseeing and the experience was just awesome. Our tour guide was great and very organized.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A wonderful experience and well worth visiting the area which is charming and unique. Our guide Julio was good as he had a full bus load of tourists to manage! It was just unfortunate that the day we went everything was so very crowded which made moving through the villages a bit of a mission. Would highly recommend the tour though.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

As a very brief exposure to the beauty of the Cinque Terre, this day trip was well managed and our guide did a very good job of herding her 54 'cats' from bus to train station to boat to 4 of the 5 villages and back again to Florence. Not enough time in each village, of course, and the villages were overrun with tourists including us but that couldn't be avoided. Next time, we'll take a week to tour the villages. The experience itself was very worthwhile - excellent day trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Irene was a great tour guide - very friendly, happy and good at organising the group and loozing out for everyone. To arrange this myself would have been extremely stressful but this tour was very relaxing and the scenery was absolutely stunning - my gfs favourite part of Italy!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great tour!!! Loved hearing about the history and then giving us time to explore each little village.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a wonderful experience.
Glad we took the tour. I highly recommend it.
Thank you to all those involved in organising this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Frederick was an excellent guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent trip, well organized..Irena was a great guide. Had plenty of time to visit on our own....and go swimming as well. Good value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Cinque Terre is gorgeous. Giulio was a great guide. We had a great time on the tour and loved how we were able to spend time in 4 of the 5 cities. Monterosso was especially fun. We loved the opportunity to swim in the sea. I highly recommend this tour.

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