Rise bright and early to start your day exploring the coastal magic of Cinque Terre. Meet your tour guide and small group of 15 passengers or fewer inside Termini train station, just outside the entrance to Caffe Moka, located next to train track number 24. Meeting time is 5:35am to catch your train.
Ticket in hand, find a seat and snooze, watch the scenery, or dig in to the provided light breakfast. With one train change, you'll arrive in Manarola about 3.5 hours later.
With your guide in the lead, disembark and take a short orientation tour of the city. Stroll down the Strada del Amore and snap photos from one of Italy's most famous vista points before hopping on a cruise boat for the scenic 15-minute ride to Vernaza.
Step on to Vernaza's soil and spend two hours of free time exploring the town walls and the ancient castle. Back on the boat, head for Monterrosso, where you'll spend three hours exploring at your leisure. You can also opt to join your guide for a trek up to the Capuchin Monastery, relax on the beach, or find a cafe for an authentic Italian lunch (own expense).
Depart Monterrosso via high-speed train bound for Rome, where you'll finish your tour at the Termini station.