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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.
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.
Joyce W Hong Kong
Great experience and memorable trip.
AMAZING!!! This was an amazing day with our tour guide Katherina, she was excellent, very energetic and willing to give you ideas and recommendations. The 4 towns we visited are amazing! 5 starts to this tour!
Highly recommend this and our guide was excellent. We had numerous modes of transport but the instructions were always clear and it felt relaxed. The villages were beautiful, the coastline beautiful and the restaurant lunch which I recommend you include in your booking. A superb day!
A fantastic tour to cover 4 out of 5 villages in 1 day. Highly recommended if you have limited time.
ja32 United States of ...
Beautiful, beautiful place. If you have the time while you're in Florence, this is worth the Day Trip. For such a large group, the company was also very organized so we appreciated that. The bus check-in, the ride, and the walks in the different towns were seamless. They made sure we all made it to the trains between the towns, and gave us specific times to meet.
Takes an hour and a quarter to get to Cinque terre by bus but it is well worth it. Transport among the villages was by train, very quick and direct. Stunning views Lunch was very well done, tasty
Nice trip to Cinque Terre! our tour guide was well informed and was able to tell us many details about the little villages in Cinque Terre.
There is a lot of walking and up/down hill 'hike' involved as the villages are not on flat ground and a lot of stairs so be prepared.
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