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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
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.

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M
, Nov 2018

A must tour for these beautiful cliffside set of towns. Great guide with fair amount of walking but worth it.

L
, Oct 2018

Fantastic tour. We were met by our guide, Jonathan, at specified location and on time. We were 3 couples in our group. Jonathan pointed out sites along the way and was very informative on the villages we visited. He stopped at great locations for photos. We took a ferry that provided the most fabulous views of villages. This is one of our favorite tours!

d
, Oct 2018

Lorenzo was a wonderful tour guide who provided alot of background and history of the region. Great time!

C
, Oct 2018

Well worth the day trip from Florence. Unbelievable settings and views you won’t find very many places in the world.

E
, Sep 2018

We traveled in Italy for two weeks and all agree that this one-day tour was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Jonathan, was cordial from the moment we met him in Florence. On the 2 hour drive to Cinque Terra he pointed out towns known for the Carrera marble or the building of luxury yachts, or fabrics or paper goods which gave us a sense of Italy outside of the major cities. He walked with us through Manarola where we visited a small church where a choir was singing - Beautiful! He led us on a hike up and down the town to the dock where we took a lovely boat trip to Vernazza. After lunch and time to stroll, he met us and we drove to Corniglia, a picture postcard village. Of all the spots we visited in Italy, we decided that Cinque Terra was a spot we would love to return to!

R
, Jul 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.

T
, Jul 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!!!

N
, Jul 2018

I've been wanting to see Cinque Terre for years. Friends and family members have stayed overnight and have enjoyed hiking between the towns. However, due to some orthopedic issues, my husband and I are no longer able to hike. We were very pleased to find this day tour, which enabled us to see the towns without the stress of hiking in the summer heat. The van arrived exactly on time and our driver was courteous. However, he wasn't entirely fluent in English to the point of sharing in-depth information about the sights. He drove safely and speedily, but shared minimal information along the way. The views of Cinque Terre from the cliffs were stunning and we appreciated the extra stops to take pictures. However, we were unable to take a boat between two towns, as hoped, due to choppy sea conditions. Having to take the train between the towns was a bit disappointing-- but couldn't be helped. We enjoyed walking through each town, but noted that the little shops carried mostly the same, tacky souvenirs. We were surprised that there weren't more original artists and more variety in the store offerings to make the feel of each village more unique. We'd heard there was a swimming opportunity in Vernazza, and it was a very hot day. However, the swimming area was small and the beach was crowded and dingy. We could wade a bit, but it certainly wasn't enticing to swim. We enjoyed a generous sample of gelato, included in our tour fee, while we stopped in Corniglia, which was a nice treat. Perhaps if one has the stamina to hike through the lovely olive groves and vineyards, it would add to the experience of Cinque Terre. However, it wasn't the kind of place to which I'd like to return. I think if we'd had a more animated tour guide it might have been a more memorable experience.

A
, Jul 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.

T
, Jul 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.


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