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Experience the Italian Riviera on this day trip to Cinque Terre from Siena. Led by a knowledgeable guide, explore Manarola at your own pace, take a scenic train ride to Vernazza and then travel by boat to Monterosso. Soak up the gorgeous beaches and unique character of each pastel-colored town before enjoying a traditional Italian lunch and final stop in Riomaggiore. Your day will conclude with transportation back to Siena. 

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to the Cinque Terre from Siena by luxury coach
  • Discover the best parts of the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre with an expert guide
  • Use your Cinque Terre Card to travel by train between villages
  • Relax over lunch in Monterosso and go for a swim in the sea if you wish
  • Ride by sightseeing boat from Vernazza to Monterosso (weather permitting)

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What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Siena

Enjoy a walk in the street of Manarola Village!

Meet your guide in central Siena, where you'll hop aboard your coach and travel toward Florence. Stop briefly to pick up fellow travelers before continuing west toward the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre National Park.

Arrive in the famed region of the 'five lands,' comprising five fishing villages tacked into the Riviera’s dramatic sea cliffs. Explore Manarola first, said to be one of the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre, with free time to walk around the brightly-colored buildings.

Afterward, take the train north to Vernazza, known for its terraced hillsides and wine production. Take some time to wander the area before climbing aboard a sightseeing boat to Monterosso. Enjoy a complimentary lunch at a seaside trattoria, overlooking views of the bay. Then head to the beach for a swim or peruse the local shops independently before heading to Riomaggiore with your group.

Dating back to the 13th century, Riomaggiore is often considered the true jewel of the Cinque Terre, with its brightly-hued houses and private beaches. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide, before traveling back to Siena.

Itinerary

Please note: Due to a landslide which occurred at the end of September 2012, the famous path “Via dell’Amore” has been closed.

Customer Reviews

rakeshtiku1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved visiting Cinque Terra. It truly is a wonder to see and our tour guide, Francesca certainly added to our experience with her knowledge and friendly attitude.

Bridget U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I enjoyed my one day tour of the Cinque Terre. All the staff were helpful. Transportation was smooth and efficient. And all in all it was a great day. Of course this area deserves much longer than one day - but if thats all the time you've got - this tour gives a great introduction.

Caryl F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an awesome day trip!

Viktoriya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Claire M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

So worth the money!

cheebob

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We booked the tour out of Siena. We were picked up from Piazza Gramsci at the appointed time and driven to Florence to meet the other travelers. The tour guide was very informative, helpful and pleasant. Cinque Terre is a must even if it's for a day and Viator is well organized n is great value for $. Our return from Florence-Rome was just as hassle free.

Cynthia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

The tour was amazing. It was fast paced as we visited four of the villages in one day. There was confusion about transportation from Sienna to Florence. No one was at the bus station to pick us up. But a driver was dispatched immediately after we called the Viator number. We had a wonderful day!

Rachel V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was a great day out from Siena. Lucky for Amadeo, our excellent guide, there were only 11 of us in the group as there are a lot of deadlines to meet, for trains and the boat trip from Vernazza to Monterosso, so at times the day feels a little rushed. Good lunch of pasta, fresh fish and lemon sorbet. This is not a complaint, but enhanced communication from the local operator when I called to confirm pick-up time/location would have helped - I would have liked to have had an idea ahead of time that, as the only passenger starting the day in Siena, I would be taken to Florence by private car, and driven back to Siena at the end of the day by the tour bus driver who did not speak English. Arriving in the dark at what was no doubt the bus company depot in the middle of nowhere was a little disconcerting, so I was happy to see my smiling driver Renzo from the morning who drove me back into town.

Tara L S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Cinque Terre was beautiful! And the tour wasn't as rushed as I had first expected. The towns we visited were pretty small villages, so it was easy to walk them in the allotted time. The guide was very nice and friendly, and the lunch he arranged for us was delicious. I enjoyed this trip very much.

Simon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We were well looked after by our guide, Amadeus. Keep us fully informed as to timings, and was a constant reminder to be sure to guard our belongings, as pickpockets are a problem in the area. The lunch provided was just great...great pasta, wine, dessert, a nice shot of Limoncino (as opposed to Limoncello)...a great way to end our day @ Cinque Terre. Highly recommend this tour.

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