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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 August 2015

Oh my goodness...what a wonderful day tour. Seeing the Italian riviera and visiting all the villages so full of spectacular sites and hospitable people was phenomenal. Loved our tour guide on that day. He was hilarious and so knowledgable and helpful. Amazing!! Absolutely amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing Tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing Tour with a knowledgeable guide. Very enjoyable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

There is no doubt about Cinque Terre....it's a magnificient place to visit! Breath taking views in each town and extremely resilient people. We highly recommend this tour, but be prepared to a full day, fast pace with LOTS of people in each location. It's just too bad we could not stay a little longer in two of the four towns. We would like to go back but spend a few days and enjoy the people and the scenery a little longer. Caroline, Martin and Marianne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great day out and our guide was exceptional. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely amazing place and the boat ride was fantastic. The guide was totally knowledgeable how to get around.myes the trains were crowded its summer in Italy and they have nothing to do with crowded trains. We made immoral through and he did a great job keeping us together. There's plenty of time especially for a swim and lunch . We got our own lunch so can't comment on that part. There's lads of places to,eat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

what a memorable experience. Viator took care of every single detail. all one has to do is sit back, releax and enjoy the experience. not only was the tourguide amazing, she was knowledgeable and entertaining. this is a trip that is worth doing - over and over again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day, was just a taste of Cinque Terre but well worth the time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was too short to see some beautiful villages in this area. Very recommend for you that visiting Italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best tour ever! A must do tour for sure! Loved every moment!

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