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Fall for the charm of the Cinque Terre, a coastal region of cliff-clinging villages and dramatic seaside views. On this 10-hour small-group tour, experience the scenic parts of the region with a driver-tour escort and learn about the UNESCO-listed region’s history. Take a boat ride between Manarola and Vernazza and get free time to explore both locations on foot. Make stops in local wine bars and restaurants to sip some regional varietals and eat a traditional Italian lunch (both at own expense). This tour operates with 8 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere. Round-trip transportation from Florence is included.

Highlights

  • 10-hour small-group day trip to the Cinque Terre villages from Florence
  • Stop for lunch in beautiful Vernazza at your own expense
  • Enjoy a shared boat ride from Manarola
  • Explore Manarola by foot or relax in a cafe or bar
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Soak up scenic views from Corniglia

What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence

Explore the gorgeous Cinque Terre on a day trip from Florence!

Meet your driver-tour escort and small tour group of 8 people or fewer at the Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence. Board a comfortable tour vehicle and depart for Cinque Terre, a collection of five postcard-perfect fishing hamlets that hug a rugged coastal stretch of the Italian Riviera.

Travel through Tuscany and into the Liguria region for your initial stop in the village of Manarola. Pause for fantastic photo ops of the coastline and the cerulean ocean beyond, then stroll through the narrow alleys and quaint squares of the town itself, one of the oldest in Cinque Terra. Sip a glass or two of the region's famous wines at a charming local wine bar (own expense). 

Departing Manarola, meet your tour escort at a prearranged location to board your boat to Vernazza. During your scenic boat journey, sit back and view the coast gliding by with rolling hills as the backdrop. 

Go ashore in Vernazza after cruising through the picturesque open harbor. Use your free time to walk around, visit the village's castle and church. Stop at one of the many waterfront restaurants for a traditional Italian lunch (own expense).

Following your time in Vernazza, climb into a tour vehicle for a drive through picturesque Corniglia before returning to your starting point.

Customer Reviews

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our guide was Lorenzo, spoke very good English was informative ! We were 1 of 3 couples in a van, he was an excellent driver, twisty roads. Be prepared to walk uphill and downhill A LOT! Well worth it! We were not able see to go on the boat, the sea was rolling a bit, which would not have been an issue however, there is no dock, they pull into an “opening” and you jump on-so it has to be ideal sea conditions to be able to go on the boat. We walked around 2 small quant towns, and then Lorenzo took us to a small village up the hill and were able to see the villages from above. Very interesting history in that area.

Todd M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Yaris was an amazing tour guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable, he took such good care of us. Made us feel special and was so considerate. Listen to his suggestions on local eateries, stores, etc. You can tell he has a great reputation amongst the locals. Amazing views, wonderful people, while our weather was bad Yaris had a backup plan. Allowed for plenty of personal exploration time. Highly recommend!!!

Ann D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an excellent tour. Our guide (and driver) was very pleasant and informative. Lunch on the island and the opportunity to swim was very nice. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Thomas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The scenery and history of these quaint fishing towns is beyond compare. Swimming in the sea is a terrific option, especially when it is hot, so bring a bathing suit and towel. Francesco was an excellent guide and helped us at every stage, including reservations for lunch. The locations are postcard perfect.

Carol T United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

One of the best tours I have ever taken--simply breathtaking scenery and the guide was fantastic,

cynthia b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Lorenzo was a wonderful Tour guide. Very informative and kind.
Cinque Terra is a Beautiful destination not to be missed.

stephlabasco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This tour was just spectacular! Our tour guide Jonathon was amazing, super knowledgeable, friendly and fun. It is A LOT of walking down steep steps so I would recommend wearing sneakers or even hiking shoes. We only went to 3 out of the 5 fishing villages and that was ok. We did take a ferry ride from one village to another and the views were just breathtaking ! I cant even describe how beautiful the rock formation, the architecture and the sea combination was! You'll have to see it for yourselves! I almost booked a walking tour and thank goodness I didn't bc it is not easy to walk these streets! The people who did book that tour had full hiking gear on, boots, sticks, etc.

We stopped for gelato which was delicious and for some wine which was also great. Lunch was independent we couldn't decide on a restaurant so we purchased a bottle of wine, a gyro and pizza and had a picnic by the ocean on the sea wall as some people did and it was so romantic.

Would absolutely recommend this tour, we loved every minute of it!

Maureen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Brilliant tour, fabulous guide...this day is etched in my memory forever!

Chris D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was one of the highlights of our whole trip! My husband and I had never been to Italy and after several people told us how beautiful Cinque Terre was we decided to book this tour (viator was also recommended by a friend of mine). Our guide Giacamo was very knowledgeable and I highly recommend

Stewart Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Yaris, our guide and driver, was very personable and made our tour very enjoyable. Our group was small, only three couples, and we visited Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Corneglia, and a small mountaintop village that had a gorgeous view. Between Riomaggiore and Vernazza we took a ferry. It was a calm day and the coastline views were spectacular. Yaris made reservations for us in Vernazza at Gambero Rosso restaurant, which was the only way we would have gotten a table outside with views of the harbor and village. The restaurant was packed with many people waiting but we had one of the best tables and walked right in. The best octopus I've ever eaten, and the fresh anchovy dishes were fantastic. All of the villages were beautiful. We went in April before the cruise ship season started so it was not that crowded although very busy. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Florence.

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