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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  13 hours (approx.)
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 July 2015

This tour was brilliant our tour guide was fantastic and he knew lots about the towns. There was a lot of free time to explore on your own and the sea was gorgeous! I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting that area!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a fantastic tour, thanks to Mr.Sefano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The day trip to Cinque Terre was fantastic. It is such a beautiful part of Italy and it was lovely the way it was done as a combination of train and boat with an optional section to hike as well. The tour guide was interesting and very good with how he kept the group together, and gave clear instructions on what to do if we were separated for any reason.
A trip well worth doing.

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We met at the meeting point met our tour guide who was very informative
This trip is a nice way to see Italy
Lots of leisurely walking involved not suitable for people with any walking difficulty and trains I do not recommend you take young children in pushchairs as not suitable for this a lot is packed into one day and I really think not for children under 10!
We had a family with two small children on the day tour and it impacted on all others apart from this small hitch
Do not hesitate to book views and villages you visit a must see

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Julio was an excellent guide. He was jolly and clear with his directions. He made sure that we were very clear as what time and where to meet etc. We were very happy with our day tour with transport from Florence to Cinq Terre. The major highlight was the boat ride to view the 5 villages from the water. Highly recommend this tour especially with an excellent guide who appeared to enjoy what he was doing taking a group of English speaking tourists to see UNESCO heritage site.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

So glad we made this trip! Cinque Terre is beautiful. Each city is unique and we really enjoyed getting to know them. Our guide was knowledgable and a master at keeping a large group traveling on buses, trains, boats and foot all together. It's a long day though and we almost passed on visiting Vernazza so we could just rest, but we rallied and were happy we did. It ended up being our favorite.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely amazing experience!! I would recommend this trip to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the most beautiful place! Would recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

amazing trip!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide was great! She kept us informed well in advance of what we were going to do. The itinerary was well thought out, with the most time designated for the lovely beach area. The 3 course seafood lunch was a bargain, and totally delicious!

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