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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.


  • 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 August 2015

Lorenzo, our guide, was friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable, sharing his best tips to enjoy this trip to the fullest. His capable navigation of hairpin turns and winding roads revealed breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. We visited four of the five villages and had adequate time to enjoy each of the quaint, picturesque settings. Definitely a must do if in Florence. It is a full day of travel, but most worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Johnathon was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He made sure everybody was accommodated for with their specific needs and even booked tables in a restaurant for those that wanted. Scenery was fantastic and it was a full rewarding day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was very professional. Everything ran smoothly and was on time. We saw 4 out of the 5 villages. Lorenzo, our guide, was very nice and informative. Cinque Terre is so breathtakingly beautiful! A Must See!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our driver and tour guide, Adriano, was simply outstanding. The villages of Cinque Terre are very picturesque and memorable. It was quite a full day as we traveled by van, train and boat and visited 4 of the 5 villages, but Adriano was an excellent driver, very knowledgeable and gave use very useful tips at each step along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent guide. Very enjoyable day even if boat, train, and villages very crowded.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Trip was excellent because of our tour guide Jonathan....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A perfect day with an exceptionally professional guide. We rode a van and a train to visit the towns and although we didn't get to spend a lot of time in each one, we got a real taste of the towns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What a beautiful place!! A must see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a lovely tour. Adriano was a good guide....very accommodating. It was unfortunate that we didn't get to take the boat portion of the tour due to the weather, but the trains were on time between the villages and got us to our destinations. Adriano gave us a personal touch by showing his favorite place for a magnificent view! We would do this tour again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The scenery is beautiful, the towns picturesque, our guide Jonathan was helpful and well informed. We had a relaxing and enjoyable day.

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