Tour code: 5070CINQUE
Do the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre in one day, and discover the five idyllic fishing villages of old-world Italy on a guided hike. The walking trails of the national park cling to the cliffs, and offer glorious views of this unspoiled stretch of the Italian Riviera. See its highlights with a guide as you complete a 3.4-mile (5.5-km) route and learn about the area as you go. This Florence to Cinque Terre day trip also includes a seafood lunch with views of the Med, ample free time and transport by coach, train and boat.

Highlights

  • Hiking trip to Cinque Terre from Florence
  • Spectacular coastal views along the Cinque Terre
  • Lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the blue sea and hillsides covered with vineyards
  • Soak up the old-world atmosphere as you explore Cinque Terre villages on foot
  • 40-minute boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)
  • Take a swim in the clear, blue water at Vernazza or Monterosso
  • Transport from Florence to Cinque Terre by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence

Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence

Start your journey from Florence to the Cinque Terre by coach, and listen as guide share stories about the area. Hear tales about the Tuscan city of Lucca, its famous resident Puccini and the nearby marble mountains of Carrara. You’ll also learn about the Cinque Terre, and of its five unspoiled fishing villages — Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso and Riomaggiore — that form the national park.

Begin your Cinque Terre hike in the hills above Manarola and walk to Corniglia, a gorgeous trail that finishes with a steep climb of some 382 steps. The charm of the region is that it is natural and untouched, so there are no safety rails and paths often cut close to the cliff edge.

In Corniglia, it’s time for food, so stop to enjoy Mediterranean seafood and pasta with pesto. Views from the restaurant match the fine food, and it’s the perfect place to refuel.

Continue hiking the Cinque Terre as you pass terraces of olive groves, which line your route to Vernazza. Perhaps visit one of its colorful bars or cafes, or take a dip in the bay. From Vernazza, take the train to Monterosso, a village known for its beach and artisanal shops. Enjoy free time to sample the local wine or dip your feet in the Med.

Relax with a boat ride (or train ride, if the weather is poor) to Riomaggiore with its candy-colored houses. Then relax before your last portion of the hike to Manarola.

Your day trip from Florence to the Cinque Terre finishes with a coach journey back to the city.

Please note: The walking route covers roughly 3.4 miles (5.5km) and the Cinque Terre trails include rough stone steps, direct tracks and paved sidewalks. The longest portion of the trek lasts 2.5 miles (4km) along a series of steps and takes a person of good fitness around 1.5 hours to complete.

Customer Reviews

Rebecca E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was great. It was a very full day, with hiking, trains, swimming, lunch and beautiful views at every moment. Putting together the logistics of this tour was not something I could have done myself. I highly recommend.

Jacqueline C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was the highlight of our visit to Italy! Johnny, our tour guide was wonderful! He was so informative, funny and is an asset to the company. The hike was exhilarating and so picturesque! There aren and #39;t enough words to express my total satisfaction with this tour. It was simply great!

Joanie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fun day of hiking and seeing the beautiful Cinque Terre towns. The guides were energetic and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend this tour!

mad171513

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic and highly recommended tour. Easy to find pick up location. Bus ride to Cinque Terre was enjoyable thanks to our guide Francesco. Very funny man and very knowledgeable of the history of the 5 small villages. Roberto our bus driver was also friendly. All in all a highly recommended tour.

Mohnish Rathi India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing tour organized by Walkabout and the 2 guides - Jullian and Fabian were friendly and jovial. They made the entire hike very enjoyable. The hike is tiring with lots of walking but the view of the Italian Riviera is amazing and it's a must see.

Alexandrawpb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our Cinque Terre tour was definitely a highlight of our honeymoon! Our guides were awesome, very knowledgeable and personable. The hiking was no joke, definitely more difficult than we thought it would be but nothing we couldn't manage. Fantastic experience!

Marc S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an awesome tour and one of the most amazing days in my entire tour around Italy. Tour guides Jada and Molly were a lot of fun to hang with and the tour itself was well planned and organized. The actual hiking part was very scenic and beautiful so have a camera with you for sure. The hiking was not difficult but it gave some wonderful views of the mountainous coast. Had plenty of time to stop in each town and try the local wine and food there which was amazing every time. Highly recommend!!

Roger T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic experience! Our guides, Julian and Molly, were first class and made the experience even more fun! The bus and boat trips were excellent and the scenery was spectacular. Hiking was great and the lunch was superb!! Would recommend this trip to anyone interested in a good time.

Karen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was awesome! Our guide Freddy was terrific!! The climb was physically tougher than I thought it would be, but felt great to accomplish!

Katherine Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was well coordinated. Our tour guides were informative, humorous, energetic, and very helpful. They made the trip amazing. The scenery was great and I would strongly recommend this tour!

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