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Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

FI, Italy
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13 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 5 more


Explore the Italian Riviera on this day trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre from Florence, with transport between each small town provided. Led by a Tour Leader, discover each fishing village by coach, train and boat, from the beaches of Monterosso to the charming streets of Riomaggiore. Stop for a swim in the turquoise waters and upgrade to include a traditional Italian lunch. Soak up all the character of this UNESCO-listed region before heading back to Florence.
  • Full-day trip to the Cinque Terre from Florence with transport
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre with your tour leader
  • Travel between destinations by coach, train and boat
  • Soak up the scenic views and distinct character of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso and Vernazza
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in quaint Monterosso, if option selected
  • Stop off for a swim in the turquoise waters at one of the area’s beaches

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Take the guesswork out of transport and picking a restaurant on this affordable way to see the Italian Riviera.
The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most captivating landscapes. Translated as ‘five lands,’ the region is made up of five unique fishing villages that line the Italian Riviera.
Your day trip will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide and hop aboard your coach to head out toward the seashore. Stop first in the southernmost village of Riomaggiore, dating back to 13th century. Beloved for its local wine and incomparable scenery, admire the pastel-colored buildings as you follow your guide along the cobblestone streets.
Head to the tiny village of Manarola next, home to medieval relics and a plethora of grapevines. Stroll the harbor and take snapshots of the beautiful, bright buildings that cling to the cliff.
Then, weather permitting, hop aboard your boat to travel to Monterosso. If you choose to include lunch with your ticket, settle down in one of the village’s restaurants for a traditional helping of seafood and pasta, complemented by wine and water. (A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section.)
Afterward, with taste buds and stomach sated, enjoy some time to explore independently. Unpack your bathing suit and hit the jeweled waters of Monterosso’s stunning beaches.
Make a final stop in Vernazza, bordered by terraced olive groves that are said to produce some of the finest olive oil in Italy. Explore the bustling square and winding streets at your leisure, before returning back to Florence.
Note: Cinque Terre Low Cost option does not include train and boat tickets.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Alison C
, May 2019

I went on this tour on Sunday May 5th, and it was thunder showers and pouring rain most of the day. However, we were still able to get to picturesque views and our lovely tour guide Maria ensured there were many alternative activities to do outside of the rain.

, May 2019

Our guide Luca was awesome. We did bus, few train rides and a boat ride too...Luca's coordination, planning and energy level was amazing and I have so much respect for him.
This trip is completely worth the money and actually really cheap compared to how much planning it requires.
I loved Cinque Terre. It was one of the best places I visited along with Tuscany.

Melissa P
, Apr 2019

Caterina and Francesco from CiaoFlorence did a sensational job touring us around busy Cinque Terre.
Unfortunately we had the incorrect meeting point that was not updated from Viator so it was extremely stressful trying to find the bus, we only just made it!

Christopher M
, Apr 2019

Seat belts missing in coach and not a lot of time at the villages. Lunch was appalling and local wine excelled in it's mediocracy. The villages are quite interesting but terribly overcrowded. I expect this was made worse as it was over Easter, but they do not have very much to offer other than eateries and souvenir shops. Boat trip on the coastal ferry was enjoyable. But overall it is probably too far to travel for a day trip.

Prakash S
, Apr 2019

A very different sort of hiking. Even the most experienced hiker will find stretches which are pretty challenging. Overall a picturesque and daring hike.

Patrick S
, Apr 2019

Our group of 9 really enjoyed this trip. The bus trip ( about 2 hours) was relaxing and comfortable. The skies cleared just as we arrived in Cinque Terre, which made the day that much better. The guide gave very clear instructions on when and where to meet after seeing each village.There was ample time in each village to stroll, shop, grab a bite or a drink, or take pictures. Due to rough seas we were unable to take the boat ride. We also chose the included lunch which was really pretty good, and included wine. We would absolutely recommend this trip, just hope you get good weather because that really makes a difference.

Joseph D
, Apr 2019

Although it rained all day it was still a fun trip. The scenery was magnificent and our tour guides Antonella and Marco were great. So thoughtful and always checking in to see if we needed anything

David M
, Nov 2018

Monterosso was not available due to storms that made it unsafe. Recd email the day before the tour advising, and refunding lunch. I happened to read further in this email and discovered trip departure point had changed from train to bus station. If the Monterosso problem had not arisen we would gone to the wrong place and probably missed the trip. We should have been advised by separate email of this change to our original booking. Trip leader got us to the other villages ok but provided little historical or other context.

Rosa N
, Nov 2018

This day trip served as a good way to see all the Cinque Terre towns, from Florence, within one day and get a good sense of the surroundings and the characteristics of each town. Our tour guide was good, but there could have been more value-added on her part. She really did not spend a lot of time giving us background, offering facts, etc. Essentially this is a great tour if you want to have all of the travel arrangements taken care of, but if you are looking for more of a guide-led tour I would say this is not it.

Javier R
, Oct 2018

Fast pace , still with time to walk in the small towns and take pictures . Guide could give more historical info during the bus trip

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