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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.


  • 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

Rodrick P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip. I would highly recommend it.

M Carter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The day we took our tour it was rainy so we did not get to take the boat from Manarola to Vernazza. However the tour was still great and conveniently the quickest way from Firenze to Cinque Terre. Overall it is the best way to see CT from Florence.

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This trip could not have been better! We had a wonderful driver and guide, Mattia, who was so helpful. Not only was he an excellent driver on the roads but also navigating us on the streets by foot. This tour was well worth the money, and it was a beautiful day!

Iain K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Guide informative and kept everything running smoothly. Perfect weather.

Laurie Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I loved this tour, Cinque Terre is so beautiful and a must see if visiting Italy. Our tour guide Johnathan was just great. He took great care of us was very knowledgeable and interesting. I really enjoy everything about this tour. Highly recommend.

Christopher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

You have to get up pretty early for this one but it was worth it. Our guide Jacapo was great, really friendly and wanting to make sure we got the best views of the Cinque Terre. We took some beautiful photos and enjoyed exploring the three towns we visited. I would never drive the roads there myself

Randy P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Truly one of the highlights of my European vacation. Cinque Terra 5 Cities was a great experience and our guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of stories and insight into the area. Once in a lifetime experience and a must see if you are going to Florence as I have been 2 times previously.

Curleypet Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic tour. Adriano was our personal guide who friendly, helpful and informative. We were a group of 8 so had the mini bus to ourselves. We saw all the popular spots and some hidden treasures also. Breathtaking view from Basso!! I would recommend which tour and tour company time and time again.

Joann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was personable and knowledgable. He took us to San Bernadino, which was fabulous. This is a great tour --- an essential.

Paula P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Amazing sights! It was nice to do this trip in small group because everything like going to the train or to the boat went really smoothly. The guide was really experienced and friendly.

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