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  • Location: Siena, Italy
  • Duration:  14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend a day in the breathtaking Cinque Terre region with an expert local guide, on this must-do tour from Siena! After traveling by luxury coach, explore the picturesque villages of the UNESCO-listed area by foot, train and boat. Enjoy free time in Manarola, travel by train to Vernazza and then relax on a boat ride to Monterosso. Blend scenic views with a delicious lunch before hopping aboard another train to Riomaggiore and spending time at leisure before returning to Siena.

Highlights

  • 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)

What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Siena

Enjoy a walk in the street of Manarola Village!

Leave central Siena bright and early, and travel north out of the city toward Tuscany’s capital, Florence. After a brief stop here to pick up fellow passengers, continue traveling west in the direction of the coast. Pass out of the lush Tuscan countryside into Liguria and head into the Cinque Terre National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lines the Italian Riviera’s coast.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

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!

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