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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 guide 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.


  • 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 guide 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

Francisco C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a wonderful time. Very good tour and excellent guide.

Laura R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wonderful experience, the guide was great! One day was enough at this time of the year February. Do not miss it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Jonathon was great. We had an awesome tour to Cinque Terre! Jonathan was a great tour guide. Very informative, but didn’t just talk to talk. Sometimes you get guides that just talk non stop but don’t really say anything. He was very informative, but allowed you to enjoy the moment.

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

An enjoyable experience. Weather was near perfect.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was incredible! Our guide was full of information and tips.

Christine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This semi-private tour was highly educational, beautiful, and fun! I was thrilled to see Cinque Terre from the front seat of this van! The roads are narrow and the ecosystem fragile. I was so glad to splurge on this tour and not resort to a big tour bus. I had brought along my swimsuit and found two places to enjoy the Mediterranean. Every time I smell my wonderful lemon soap, I think of this amazing day and all that our guide shared with us from the moment we left Florence until we returned!

harvey s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our day trip to Cinque Terra was awesome! Paulo was a wonderful guide-knowledgeable,pleasant,and well organized.He took good care of us .The water was too rough for the boat trip,but he made sure we all got on the short train ride to the next island.This was our favorite day in Florence and I would highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Last week my husband and I took this tour and loved it! In one day seeing just three of the five hill towns was the right number. We took the ferry boat between Manarola and Vernazzo and then ended in Corniglia. Being with a group of eight was more personal and avoided longer lines. Jonathan was a skilled driver and knowledgeable tour guide giving us lots of details about the surrounding countryside on the 2 hour trip to the Cinque Terre and information in the small towns. Try the fresh anchovies -- a specialty of the area.

Rob H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Jonathan was an excellent tour guide who made this trip worth it. I really enjoyed our stop at Lucca on the way back from Cinque Terre, as it was like a smaller less crowded version of Firenze. Highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent driver - recommend this excursion to everyone! He took us at a nice pace for everyone in the car. Small groups are the way to see this remote area! Incredible landscape! A must!

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