- Full-day trip to the Cinque Terre from Siena by luxury coach
- Discover the best parts of the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre with an expert guide
- Use your Cinque Terre Card to travel by train between villages
- Relax over lunch in Monterosso and go for a swim in the sea if you wish
- Ride by sightseeing boat from Vernazza to Monterosso (weather permitting)
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What You Can Expect
Meaning ‘five lands,’ the Cinque Terre is precisely that, but a whole lot more scenic than its name suggests. Five sun-baked fishing villages cling to the area’s dramatic sea cliffs, separated only by wind-gnarled vineyards and olive groves; it’s the rugged face of the Italian Riviera at its picture-perfect best.
Hop off your coach at the village of Manarola and explore its streets on a stroll around the village. Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and hop on the train to travel north to Vernazza -- a village once favored by Italian nobility and naval forces. Amble around the pretty streets at leisure, and then hop aboard your sightseeing boat (or train if the weather is bad) to the village of Monterosso. Sit down for lunch in one of its charming seaside trattorias, and admire views over its turquoise bay as you eat. The rest of your time in Monterosso is spent at leisure, so why not head to one of its beaches for a swim?
Your last stop is Riomaggiore, the area’s southernmost village, and on arrival here, your guide will show off its delights on a stroll around. A winemaking village that dates back to the 13th century, Riomaggiore is often considered the highlight of the Cinque Terre, with its candy colored houses and secluded beaches. After exploring Riomaggiore, board your train to La Spezia and then board your coach for the journey southeast back to Siena. Your tour finishes around 9pm in the evening at the start point.
Please note: Due to a landslide which occurred at the end of September 2012, the famous path “Via dell’Amore” has been closed.
I enjoyed my one day tour of the Cinque Terre. All the staff were helpful. Transportation was smooth and efficient. And all in all it was a great day. Of course this area deserves much longer than one day - but if thats all the time you've got - this tour gives a great introduction.
This was an awesome day trip!
This tour was amazing!
So worth the money!
We booked the tour out of Siena. We were picked up from Piazza Gramsci at the appointed time and driven to Florence to meet the other travelers. The tour guide was very informative, helpful and pleasant. Cinque Terre is a must even if it's for a day and Viator is well organized n is great value for $. Our return from Florence-Rome was just as hassle free.
The tour was amazing. It was fast paced as we visited four of the villages in one day. There was confusion about transportation from Sienna to Florence. No one was at the bus station to pick us up. But a driver was dispatched immediately after we called the Viator number. We had a wonderful day!
This was a great day out from Siena. Lucky for Amadeo, our excellent guide, there were only 11 of us in the group as there are a lot of deadlines to meet, for trains and the boat trip from Vernazza to Monterosso, so at times the day feels a little rushed. Good lunch of pasta, fresh fish and lemon sorbet. This is not a complaint, but enhanced communication from the local operator when I called to confirm pick-up time/location would have helped - I would have liked to have had an idea ahead of time that, as the only passenger starting the day in Siena, I would be taken to Florence by private car, and driven back to Siena at the end of the day by the tour bus driver who did not speak English. Arriving in the dark at what was no doubt the bus company depot in the middle of nowhere was a little disconcerting, so I was happy to see my smiling driver Renzo from the morning who drove me back into town.
Cinque Terre was beautiful! And the tour wasn't as rushed as I had first expected. The towns we visited were pretty small villages, so it was easy to walk them in the allotted time. The guide was very nice and friendly, and the lunch he arranged for us was delicious. I enjoyed this trip very much.
We were well looked after by our guide, Amadeus. Keep us fully informed as to timings, and was a constant reminder to be sure to guard our belongings, as pickpockets are a problem in the area. The lunch provided was just great...great pasta, wine, dessert, a nice shot of Limoncino (as opposed to Limoncello)...a great way to end our day @ Cinque Terre. Highly recommend this tour.
great day out but not for the faint hearted ! have to fight your way on and off the trains