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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.
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.
I love this tour...will do it again
A long day but a great way to see Cinque Terre if your time is limited. Very well organized. Some time to yourself. Not recommended for those with limited walking ability.
Absolutely awesome tour. If you have the time and money a must do. The tour guide was great and was very knowledgeable. She had a big group to contend with but managed not to leave anyone behind.
Early start but comfortable air conditioned bus to Cirque Terre and plenty of time to explore before train rides to the next village. Good leisurely pasta lunch and time to explore too. A ferry ride to the last of four villages. Our guide Carla was charming and informative. Last train was back to where bus was parked and then a two hour trip back to Florence.
The guide was adorable and very good. She was considering all styles of walking and making adjustments with the schedule so everyone could enjoy the trip. She was great and she knew it a lot of information!! The place is wonderful!!
Cheryl K United States of ...
Beautiful place with vibrant colors of nature! Enjoyed taking the train to four of the five villages!
The Cinque Terra area was amazing and very picturesque. A must see on any Italian trip. Next time I would stay in Genoa instead of Florence which would save many hours of bus travel which was boring. Guides didn't add much to the tour except making sure the logistics of getting from place-to-place worked. Our tour combined English and Spanish groups which meant everything had to be done twice. I think each group was big enough to stand alone.
By far the best experience ever. I'd visit again but I'd definitely opt to stay overnight and spend more time exploring... :
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