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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Cinque Terre is beautiful. We were able to see 4 of the 5 cities and each had their own character. It was so nice to enjoy time by the water. I highly recommend this trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A good trip. Lovely scenery and helpful tour guide, Julio. The lunch option was very good value and tasteful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was wonderfull. Our guide, Irene, spoke 3 languages, English, French and Spanish. We arrived there by couch, train and ferryboat. The weather was splendid, 28 degrees. The most pleasant stay (for 3.5 hours)was in Monterosso, the only village with beach. The others were authentic,nice views

Sunny L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

What not to like about Cinque Terre? We visited 4 of of the 5 cities in the Cinque Terre area and loved the sights. The multicoloured buildings and the history behind them was quite interesting.

In terms of the tour, we were given a short brief of each area before we were given some free time to roam around the city and explore some of the specific attractions of each provided by the tour guide.

It would have been nice to get all 5 of the cities, but 4/5 is still good. If you're looking for hiking/biking/vespa-ing in this area, I would not recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We went on this tour on our last day in Florence and we all agreed that it was the best way to end our trip. It was a beautiful day for seeing this amazing collection of coastal villages. A little disappointed that the boat tour was cancelled because of the choppy seas but all in all a wonderful experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Lands were excellent and varied. Tour guide Julio did a great job of explaining the villages and their unique characteristics. He also kept good track of us all and did a great job explaining things in 3 languages.

Priyanka R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Guide was very nice and informative. This place is beautiful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour is amazing. We didn't get to go on the boat because of the weather, but the train got us to all the little towns. Make sure you order the lunch. It was very good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Unique, beautiful, so worthwhile. Don't miss this trip to the coast. Transportation and guide great! The meal was a treat.

Julianne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Christina was a fabulous guide. The transport was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of time to look around at each place. The Cinque Terre speaks for itself, we didn't do the boat trip, but it would have been the best way to see it in my opinion. All up, a very enjoyable day, arrived back in Florence right on time.

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