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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:9 to 10 hours

Cinque Terre Small Group Day Trip from Florence

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.


  • 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 October 2015

This was a great tour with an excellent guide/driver and we also traveled by train and boat and enjoyed an excellent lunch at a restaurant overlooking the water. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic day with great people.we would highly recommend this more personalised tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If you have time in Florence then this tour should be on your bucket list. Fortunately for us we had an amazing sunny day and this made the day so enjoyable with the sun hitting the deep blue ocean just made us want to stay longer. If you do consider going to Cinque Terre look at staying over night as it is a 21/2 hour drive each way from Florence so to get the full experience stay overnight. Our tour guide Paulo was very helpful and knowledgable. Mark and Anne Sydney Australia


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beautiful place to visit. Aside from being colourful, we were impressed by the disorganized construction of terraces built along the coastline which made the uniqueness of these five villages.
We would like to thank our guide: Fabrizio for being such an attentive and responsible tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide Giacomo was awesome! Can't say enough about his personality, knowledge and attitude. He even gave us a map of where to meet, and included his cell in case we had trouble! Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the towns, the scenery and agenda!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful day spent in the beautiful coast side towns of Cinque Terre. The drive to the coast was beautiful and our guide pointed out many sites and history along the way. The villages are so quaint and peaceful. We were grateful for a guide who could get us to each of the villages throughout the day so we could see as much as possible in a short amount of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour! Excellent tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip would recommend this. The little villages were great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great trip and our group leader was super. I am one of the eldest and he carefully watched to see that I didn't fall. He deserves an A plus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Outstanding guide, Lorenzo, great day. Would repeat again.

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