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Overview

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
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.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Mixed seafood platter
Second course:
  • Pasta with pesto sauce
Dessert:
  • Dessert of the day

Reviews

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D
, 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.

R
, 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.

J
, 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

d
, Oct 2018

This was an outstanding bonus to be able to explore and learn about Italy. Our guide spoke English and was very informative. The bus was on time and comfortable. Make sure to wear good walking shoes. There are cobble stones streets and LOTS of up and down the hill sides.

F
, Oct 2018

Was a great trip, would have possible enjoyed a little bit more history and information regarding the places we were visiting from Christina our guide, but over all great trip.

w
, Oct 2018

We got to experience the beauty of these islands travelling with a bus, train and boat. The villages have so much history and the views are breathtaking.

Y
, Oct 2018

We were left stranded at one of the villages as the guide gave really bad directions and was not actually "guiding" When we arrived at the station, she did not tell us which train to get on, We thought we had some time to spend so we were at the line waiting for toilet and she just left with the rest of the group. There were 4 of us and we had to buy our own tickets to get back to Florence. Complete useless guide. I will tell as many people as I can about this tour and make sure a few people as possible will travel with this guide.

h
, Oct 2018

Enjoyed the tour, our guide was informative and kept the group on time and together. His communication skills in multiple languages was excellent.

g
, Oct 2018

Beautiful landscapes and history together. Definitely one place to visit in a lifetime. This time of the year is the less visited by tourist so is a great idea take this into account if you don't want big crowds.

Y
, Oct 2018

Thank you so much for making our trip memorable. Our tour guide Constantine was fabulous. He displayed great knowledge of the areas and was friendly. Will definitely recommend doing the trip with Viator.


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