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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.
EXCELLENT! the guide did excellent job given the size of tour group involved and managing everyone on diff transport mode!
Still remem the trip vividly after 2 years
Travelling to Cinque Terre when we were on a short time frame was the best decision we made! The tour was efficient and extensive. You get to visit four towns by foot and the fifth one by boat. We were lucky that it did not rain when we went, because otherwise we would have missed the boat ride. The experience would have been lacking without the boat ride.
stevenp United States of ...
The trip from Florence to the Cinque Terre is long but very well worth the time. Our guide was informative and knew how to keep our group together and on schedule. Fortunately, the weather was excellent and the boat ride was a delightful way to see the towns from a sea perspective. The towns are ver pretty but in tourist season they are quite busy.
It was great....Catrina our guide was awesome!!! I think you should go into your lunch offer that we did not purchase due to other bad experiences. However after talking to many people on the tour they said it was great. Catrina mentioned the menu on the bus on the way there and my wife and I stated “oh man we’re missing out.” We did have a great lunch but paid an extra 25 euros. Overall we loved the tour. Thanks!!!!
Trip to Cinque Terre was excellent. Well organized, on time and good guide/coordinator that kept a very large group with English and French speakers informed and coordinated between multiple stops. Highly recommend.
It was a good tour. We went to 4 different towns taking trains between each one and a ferry to one of them. We got anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours in each town.The lunch was very good and quick. All the stops had swimming areas, but they were a bit crowded.
This was an excellent trip! Well worth the time and money. Absolutely beautiful!
Kerry EW Australia
Absolutely fabulous beginning to end. Plenty of time at each spot to wander and see each of the little villages. Unfortunately the weather was not the best so we could not do the boat component of the trip which meant time on the very congested trains. Antonella hope I got that right was amazing, so everything ran like clockwork and took any stress there could have been on the day. The villages are amazing and there are plenty of places to eat. We decided not to take the lunch option as my husband does not eat fish but there were plenty of options at reasonable prices and there was enough time to enjoy lunch with a few drinks without rushing. Thi is. Wonderful tour worth getting up early for. Kerry and Harry Williams
What a beautiful part of Italy!!! Lots of see in a day, but well worth it. Stefano and Pepe, our tour guide and driver both did a great job.
I booked this tour very last minute before the flight to Milan. I was hesitate as I know the tour will be participated by a big group. However, there is no regret at all as the tour guides Liza and Fatima are properly trained and manage a bus of 40-50 persons very well. She made sure everyone were present before going to the next stop by checking attendance. All the group members were very co-operative and punctual and this is very important to ensure a good trip as the tour involves public transport like trains and ferry. We even arrived at the assembly points earlier than the tour guides.
Views of the Mediterranean seas are totally amazing. Blue, tranquil, and peaceful. However the Cinque Terre's colourful houses as seen in posters are in my opinion overstated. Therefore, don't over expect as you will get disappointed. Several tour members are walking with aid of walking sticks and they were coping well. However, if you are not ready for walking stairs and slopes up and down, it is advisable not to take the tour as it would be very stressful can do a personal trip and take your time.
I would like to suggest a few points:
1 Make it clear at the voucher that the meeting point of Reale Bar is opposite the Burger King, as it is tough to locate the bar without any apparent signage of the bar
2 give more time for the first 2 stops namely Manarola and Vernazza. We were rushing but too much time is given at Monterosso.
It is a wonderful trip, and you should not miss it.
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