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Experience the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre in one day with a guided hike through the five idyllic fishing villages of old-world Italy. Following the walking trails along the cliffs of the national park, you will see glorious views of this unspoiled stretch of the Italian Riviera. Check out the highlights and learn about the area as you complete a 3.4-mile (5.5-km) route with your guide. This day trip to Cinque Terre from Florence includes transportation by coach, train and boat.
  • Hiking trip to Cinque Terre from Florence
  • Spectacular coastal views along the Cinque Terre
  • Soak up the old-world atmosphere as you explore Cinque Terre villages on foot
  • 40-minute boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)
  • Take a swim in the clear, blue water at Vernazza or Monterosso
  • Transport from Florence to Cinque Terre by air-conditioned coach

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Your journey from Florence to the Cinque Terre starts by coach, where you can relax as your guide shares stories about the area. You'll hear tales about the Tuscan city of Lucca and its famous resident Puccini, before learning about the Cinque Terre and its five fishing villages—Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso and Riomaggiore—that form the national park.

After a short, two-hour drive, you'll begin your hike through the Cinque Terre on the hills above Manarola. With your guide to help lead you, you'll follow a scenic trail to Corniglia, which culminates in a steep climb of some 382 steps. Note: This charming region is natural and untouched, so there are no hand rails or safety rails, and paths often cut close to the cliff's edge.

Once in Corniglia, you'll enjoy some free time where you can relax and refuel with these spectacular views, before continuing your journey with a hike to Vernazza, where you'll pass terraces of olive groves and colorful bars and cafes. Take a dip in the bay before heading to Monterosso by train, where you'll have free time to explore the beaches, wine shops and artisan goods famous to the village.

The final portion of your journey will include a boat ride (or train ride, depending on weather) to Riomaggiore, a village known for its candy-colored houses, as well as a final hike back to Manarola. Your day trip from Florence to the Cinque Terre ends with a coach ride back to the city.

Please note: The walking route covers roughly 3.4 miles (5.5km) on trails that include rough stone steps, direct tracks and paved sidewalks. The longest portion of the trek lasts 2.5 miles (4km) along a series of steps and takes a person of good fitness around 1.5 hours to complete.

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, Jun 2018

This was our favorite tour of the trip to Italy. Our tour guides Chris and Martina were knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. We took a bus for 2 hrs from Florence to La Spezia, and Chris explained the plan for the day during the ride. We walked up 384 steps to have lunch in Corniglia. Lunch was amazing in one of the restaurants there. We sat on a terrace and enjoyed beautiful views. Then we hiked for 4 km through the most beautiful terrain overlooking the water to Vernazza. I tried to keep up with my kids who were a lot faster going up the mountain. It was narrow and rocky in some places. It could be physically challenging for those in poor physical condition.
We loved seeing all 5 locations, but wish we could spend more time there. The ride on the boat to the final stop was beautiful and scenic.

, Jun 2018

We loved this tour. Gloria and Lavvy were amazing - they made the tour so much fun and were so knowledgeable - we learnt so much about the area. We were staying in Florence for 4 days, and it was worth spending one day of our trip on this tour. We were a little unsure what to expect with the hiking, but it was fine! There are lots of points to stop and take photos and catch your breath along the way, and there was a cute bar at the halfway point with refreshing lemon slushies. There is a fair bit of walking involved just even through the different towns, so make sure to wear good shoes. If you are really not confident about the hike, there is the option to take the train to the next city and meet back up with the group there. The day ran so smoothly and we feel so lucky to have seen all five towns in a day, as well as taking a quick swim in the ocean in our free time and taking a boat ride at the end. It's a long day but definitely worth it - we would not have been able to do this on our own. Would highly recommend, and thanks again to our guides - they were outstanding!!!

, Jun 2018

Great hosts!

, Jun 2018

Amazing! The five towns are a beauty and touring each one of them is a must. We loved the hike from one town to another. It was a great hike, but one you must watch your step all along the way. Our tour guide was great and gave us many interesting facts and information. A must do!

, Jun 2018

excellent tour. would recommend it


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