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

Cinque Terre Small Group Day Trip from Florence

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.


  • 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. On a walk through the village, take in cliff-side views and stop at a local bar for a glass of wine with bruschetta. 

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic experience, we almost decided not to do this tour due to the time commitment as we were only in Florence for 3 nights. Cinque Terre was one of the highlights of our Italy holiday. Tour guide was knowledgeable and genuinely interested in each of his guests. Breathtaking scenery, would absolutely recommend thus one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent guide/driver and stunning scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Best way to visit the area

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

stunning and memorable experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Exceptional tour of the Cinque Terre. We only had one day to see the area and this tour was a perfect blend of convenience, information, and relaxation. Adrianno speling? was our guide from Florence and he was fabulous!!!! He had everything timed out and met us when/where he said he would be every time. This tour exceeded our expectations, which were high to begin with.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was fabulous! Small group of six was perfect!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fun way to see the Cinque Terre. Includes a train ride and ferry ride and lots of walking. You get to see 4 of the 5 towns.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had a wonderful day an took some beautiful pictures. The tour was very organized and our guide was excellent. It was summer and hot so was nice to ride in the large air conditionined Ford van to and from Florence and in between most of the towns when needed. The boat ride was cancelled due to rough waters but the trains and van got us where we needed to go as back up. Don't miss Cinque Terra!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beautiful countryside - a guide who was informative and kept us on track

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