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Fall for the charm of the Cinque Terre, a coastal region of cliff-clinging villages and dramatic seaside views. See the most scenic four of its five villages on a tour with a local guide, and learn about the UNESCO-listed region’s history, too. Travel by foot or coach, and make a grand entrance to the colorful village of Riomaggiore by boat or train (depending on the season). A glass of wine, bruschetta, guided walks and ample free time are included. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Full-day small-group day trip to the Cinque Terre villages from Florence
  • Soak up scenic views from Corniglia
  • Stop for lunch in beautiful Vernazza at your own expense
  • Enjoy an aperitif with wine and bruschettas in winter or an ice-cream in summer in either Corniglia or Vernazza
  • Enjoy a shared boat ride or train ride around the coast from Manarola
  • 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!

The Cinque Terre is formed of five postcard-perfect fishing hamlets that hug a rugged coastal stretch of the Italian Riviera. Learn all about the area as you travel with a guide from Florence.

Pass through Tuscany into Liguria, before heading into Corniglia, your first Cinque Terre village of the day.

Afterward, continue to Vernazza, which many say is the prettiest of the region's five villages. Enjoy time on your own to explore Vernazza’s open harbor, and see the castle and church. The break gives you enough time to enjoy lunch at one of the open-air restaurants that flank the waterfront, or amble through the backstreets to stumble upon sweeping coastal views.

In the afternoon, meet back with your guide for a boat ride to the most southerly end of the Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore. Stacked into the cliffs, the candy-colored houses of the village are a dramatic sight, so have your camera ready as cruise in to shore. After a walk around Riomaggiore’s streets, travel onward to Manarola.

Here explore the alleyways and squares that are typical of the Cinque Terre’s oldest village. Enjoy some time at a wine bar before you journey back to Florence. Your day trip finishes at the start point in the early evening.

Please note: From October 13 to March 31, the boat ride to Riomaggiore is replaced with a coastal train ride.

Customer Reviews

Mary Jane F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a fabulous trip. The place is particularly beautiful. The guide, Yaris, superb. He was kniwledgable, organized, patient and finny. As well, he was fresh. He made it sound like this was one of the first times providing all the information when it was probably one of hundreds. Now, that is hard to do. Unreservedly recommend this tour.

david n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour and Yaris was an excellent guide. He made sure all questions were answered and he made sure not to leave anyone behind. He was very professional and knowledgeable of the places we went and things we say. I would highly recommend this trip.

William M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

charming, quaint, and a wonderful small group tour!

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour of Cinque Terra if your looking to see all the sights without a great deal of hiking. We had a mixed group of various ages and nationalities and a great tour guide in Jonathon. He did a fantastic job and was the perfect mix of friendly and funny. Another MUST do!

donna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent trip. The driver/guide, Yaris, was personable and knowledgeable about the area and made the day very enjoyable.

Vicky L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic tour and Cinque Terre was absolutely beautiful.

Carol T United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing in every way. Our guide Jeremy was incredibly helpful, sweet, funny and knowledgable. We were able to enjoy the beauty of the area -- see stunning views and had a little time on our own for picture taking, lunch and little shopping and more beautiful views. It is a great way to get a view of the amazing Cinque Terre towns.

Lisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

I went with a small group of four. Our driver was very nice and informative and was from the same company of the tour I took from Rome. We made stops in Manarola, Vernazza, and Corniglia. The coastline was gorgeous and the houses were very colorful, I wasn't disappointed. Vernazza was so beautiful. There was enough time to hike the trail, and take pictures from the top as well as grab a bite to eat for lunch at Taverna Del Capitano. Our group decided to forgo a stop in Monterosso in favor of a stop in Lucca. This was a great tour. I highly recommend.

Kari A M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

What a fabulous trip.

srpsprings1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very good. Excellent tour guide, great food

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