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Cinque Terre Day Trip
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Cinque Terre Day Trip

8.60 / 10
The times exactly necessary for each land and Antonella is an excellent guide very attentive to the needs of each of the members of the group
10 Cesar Rasgado
  • Spanish
  • 12 hours 30 minutes

Cinque Terre is situated on the Italian Riviera and comprises five charming and colourful fishing villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. It is one of the most popular and worthwhile day trips from Florence.

Cinque Terre Day Trip

The full day-trip begins bright and early. First thing in the morning, your guide will collect you from the meet point, where you'll climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and relax on a 2-hour journey to Cinque Terre, five romantic villages clinging to the rugged ravine.

The first stop is Manarola, the oldest of the Cinque Terre villages. The village’s economy is based on fishing and viticulture.

From Manarola, you will take a train to Riomaggiore, a charming thirteenth-century hamlet famous for its local wine, and with a little over 1.500 residents.

Continue the journey to Monterosso, where you spend approximately two hours. This village is located in a small natural gulf and is famous for its long beaches and crystal-blue sea. Weather permitting, you’ll admire the stunning views of Cinque Terre from the water. 

Upon arrival in Monterosso, you will stop for lunch (if you have booked this option) and you will have time to discover this charming village at your own leisure. From Monterosso you will continue the tour by train to Vernazza, a delightful fishing village enclosing a natural harbour. You will arrive here at approximately 3:45 pm.

Finally, you will hop back on a train that will cross La Spezia until you get to where the coach is waiting for you to head back to Florence. The tour comes to an end at 7:30 pm in Piazzale Montelungo, near Santa Maria Novella station. 

Lunch at Monterosso

We will stop at Monterosso for lunch. You can either pick a local restaurant once you get there or choose to do this tour with lunch included. If you prefer this option, the menus include seafood salad, pasta with pesto and dessert accompanied by water or wine. If you prefer a vegetarian or gluten-free menu, please let us know in the comments section. 

Self Guided Cinque Terre Tour

If you prefer to explore the Cinque Terre at your own pace, you can also book this tour and discover the area at your own leisure. This option includes a bus ride to Manarola and then you will have all day to visit the villages which you prefer. This option does not include transportation between the different villages.

Your host, who will accompany you on the bus, will indicate the meeting point at La Spezia, which you must get to at the end of the day to travel back to Florence.

Important information 

  • This day trip will not include the famous trail Via dell’Amore that stretches along the Cinque Terre coastline, as it is temporarily closed. However, you will still appreciate the marvellous landscape of this part of the Italian coast.
  • The boat trip only operates between April and October and is subject to the weather conditions. The rest of the year, the itinerary will be carried out by bus and train.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Adults Children 4-12 years old Children under 4 years old
Tour With Lunch
US$ 138.70
US$ 69.30
Free
Tour Without Lunch
US$ 114.80
US$ 57.40
Free
Self Guided Tour
US$ 66.90
US$ 33.40
Free

Tour With Lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 138.70
  • Children 4-12 years old

    US$ 69.30
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

Tour Without Lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 114.80
  • Children 4-12 years old

    US$ 57.40
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

Self Guided Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 66.90
  • Children 4-12 years old

    US$ 33.40
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

12 hours 30 minutes.

Language

The activity takes place with a escort that simultaneously speaks in Spanish and other languages.

Included

Return transportation by air conditioned coach.

English speaking host.

Boat ticket for the whole day (depending on option).

Train ticket (depending on option).

Lunch (depending on option).

Not included

Hotel drop off.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Which hotels are included in the pick up?

    A - Pick up and drop is included in the hotels in the centre of Florence, excluding the area around the station. This service is not available for appartments or B&Bs.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

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US$ 66.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Piazzale Montelungo.