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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  9 to 10 hours
You'll fall in love with Italy's prettiest coastal villages on a small-group excursion to the Cinque Terre from Florence. You've probably heard of the five famous fishing ports of the Cinque Terre. Now's your chance to visit these picture-postcard villages on a personalized small-group day trip that you'll treasure.

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day small-group day trip to the Cinque Terre villages from Florence
  • Soak up scenic views from Corniglia with wine and bruschetta
  • Stop for lunch in beautiful Vernazza at your own expense
  • Enjoy a shared boat ride or train ride around the coast from Riomaggiore
  • Explore Manarola by foot or relax in a cafe or bar
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Small Group Day Trip from Florence

Explore the gorgeous Cinque Terre on a day trip from Florence!

Enjoy a full-day tour visiting the beautiful Cinque Terre (the five lands) where a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera is punctuated by picturesque small fishing villages. After driving through Tuscany into Liguria, stop in the first Cinque Terre village of Corniglia. Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast. After a walk through the delightful village, stop at one of the local bars for a glass of wine accompanied by bruschetta.

Your second stop is at the village of Vernazza, arguably the most beautiful of the five villages with a large open harbor, castle and church. Enjoy some free time to walk around and have a relaxing lunch (own expense) at one of the open-air restaurants that lines the waterfront, or take a stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.

After your visit to Vernazza, meet your tour escort at a prearranged time for your shared boat ride to Riomaggiore. While on the boat, ogle the dramatic coastline from the water, framed against the hills. Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre and its houses are built along the cliff face. Follow your tour escort for a walk around the village and then travel to pretty Manarola.

Manarola is one of the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre. Explore the narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the beauty of the area, and perhaps sample some renowned local wine at a cozy wine bar (own expense). After visiting Manarola, leave the Cinque Terre and make your way back Florence where you'll arrive in the early evening.

Please note: if you take this tour between October 13 and March 31, the boat ride from Riomaggiore does not take place. This is replaced with a coastal train ride.
The Via dell'Amore (Lover's Walk) is currently inaccessible due to a landslide that occurred at the end of September, 2012.
The Coastal footpath is temporarily closed.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Jonathon was an excellent guide. The towns were beautiful and we knew that we were not able to spend hours in each place but felt the times allotted were appropriate. Bring swimsuits if you would like to swim. Bring towels as we helped the local economy with our towel purchases!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I highly recommend this tour. Giacomo was a great tour guide and driver. . He made the long drive from Florence to Cinque Terre go fast by pointing out the sites to us and sharing interesting information on Italy. He was an exceptional driver, managing the curvy narrow roads with skill as we navigated our way along the coast. We stopped in three cities. He made sure to tell us where to meet and made sure we made our train and boat connections between the cities. Each was unique and lovely. Lots of photo opps for great memories. The boat ride between Rigomaggiore and Vernazza was the highlight of our trip. We got a great view of the cities from the water. We had lunch in Vernazza and then on to Corniglia before getting in the van for the drive back to Florence. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Cinque Terre is breathtaking - don't miss it! Our guide, Fabrizio, was excellent. He navigated our group of 8 through the summer crowds effortlessly. He recommended that we have lunch in the Bell Tower restaurant and called ahead and made a reservation for our family of four. When we arrived, we found the best table in the restaurant reserved for us. The service was extremely friendly and the food was fantastic. I am so glad that we booked this day trip. It was a wonderful day and meeting Fabrizio was a treat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide/ driver Johnathan, was very professional in his communication and driving. Made friends with all 8 tourists on his bus. Very enjoyable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Visually stunning! Our driver/ guide, Sergio, was knowledgeable, interesting, and a terrific driver no mean feat on those winding roads. Really glad that I went in the van with a small group, especially after walking the hilly terrain in Cinque Terre. I was able to get terrific photos and spent a wonderful day in the company of six friendly tourists. Had a wonderful lunch at the outdoor restaurant suggested by our guide. I LOVED this day trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Has to be on your bucket list!!! The pictures I took some with us in them are from magazines... You have to see this place in your lifetime. We were able to ride in the boat as the water was calm enough. That was an experience! You can't put what you see here in words and our guide was excellent and very knowledgable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our meeting point was very easy to find and right from the start , our guide Adriano was very friendly and very informative. The whole day was absolutely amazing and the places and sights we saw were just breathtaking. Everything ran very smoothly and the small group was just perfect. We highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Florence . It was a perfect day.
Maree and Sharon from Perth Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Incredible, Breathtaking and enjoyable experience. I recommend Cinque Terre 100 to everyone who goes to Italy. It's absolutely spectacular. I regards to the tour... our driver was very friendly and fun. The dinner was delicious and the wine was fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Jonathan made this tour more than I could have hoped for!!! His knowledgable and helpful approach always had us in the best position to really enjoy our limited time at the Cinque Terre! I could not recommend this tour highly enough, the area is awe-inspiring and breathtaking! I would definitely ask for home when I return to Florence again for another tour!
Thank you to all the staff for making it such a great day!
Peter Sutherland
Perth Western Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful tour. Lorenzo was an excellent driver as well as an informative tour guide. We had plenty of time in each of the four beautiful scenic villages and to also have a delicious lunch on our own of the local, not triofe al pesto.

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