Cinque Terre And Portovenere From Florence In One Day

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Overview

Get an early start on an amazing day journeying out of Florence, and its man-made masterpieces, because you are off to the Italian seaside. Admire nature’s artistry in Liguria, a spectacular region and home of Cinque Terre – the much acclaimed string of seaside villages along the Italian Riviera. Steep terraces adorned with colorful homes and vineyards, rugged fishermen reeling in their daily catches, and the region’s most famous flavor – pesto. All experiences you can enjoy on this tour.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Sit back and relax for this 2.25 hour ride via comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Your guide will entertain you with tales of the area as you cross two regions: Tuscany and Liguria. Both are rich with history, cultures and traditions that deserve to be told. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to a quaint and comfortable public boat.

Tailoring your adventure to the most beautiful sites, we’ve made sure to include Poets’ Gulf, of course, via a beautiful cruise. This colorful, evocative and unique coastline is dominated by green hills and clear waters.

The cruise through Poets’ Gulf will bring you to the town of Portovenere, one of the most stunning places on the West Coast of Italy. You’ll notice fishermen’s boats docked daintily by the beach, colorful homes peppering the scenery, an old castle looming on the horizon, churches standing omnipresent. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful village on your own. 

After a pleasant 1.25 hour cruise down the Ligurian coastline, we’ll stop at Monterosso, the largest town among the Cinque Terre. Dine on a local dish as you please, stroll, shop, sit, swim (don’t forget to pack your swimsuit) or even hike with an optional 45-minute light hike. Let your tour leader guide you through the terraced vineyards, the ancient olive groves and the spectacular panoramic views. After the hike, you will still be able to enjoy free time and wander around the charming town of Monterosso. So, the choice is entirely yours!

Then it is “all aboard!” as you are taken by train to the charming town of Vernazza, characterized by its narrow streets and small square looking out over the sea. It is so picturesque it will seem like you’ve stepped into a Renaissance painting. But it is entirely authentic, we assure you.

The final destination is Riomaggiore. Here in this tiny village perched high atop a cliff dropping straight into the sea. Once again, take your time to amble around the area on your own and discover everything fate has in store for just you.

Be sure to savor your final sampling of the Liguria region’s famous flavors, including its highly prized pesto, because soon you’ll be back on board the train for a quick ride to your private air-conditioned coach to Florence.

Inclusions for Cinque Terre And Portovenere From Florence In One Day

  • Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Public boat tickets
  • Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso, Vernazza and Riomaggiore
  • Train tickets
  • 1.5 hour boat cruise
  • 45mins optional light hike with tour leader
  • Expert local guide
  • Headsets

Exclusions for Cinque Terre And Portovenere From Florence In One Day

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/beverage

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Gratuities to guides providing excellent service are appreciated.

This tour ends near Santa Maria Novella Train station.

It is imperative to arrive promptly at the meeting point, at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Late arrivals will not be eligible for a refund.

This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

Please note that the boat journey of the Cinque Terre might occasionally be affected by adverse weather and sea conditions. If you are sensitive to seasickness please take any necessary precautions before your journey.

In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail. In such occasions, the itinerary will be different, as we will not visit Portovenere (since it is only reachable by boat) but will include instead Manarola.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We enjoyed our tour of Cinque Terre and Portovenere from Florence in One Day. It is a long day, but the scenic drive and water trip was great. Our guide was informative and provided many detail of the countryside we would have otherwise missed.

  • Tour was nice but seemed to be hurrying from one place to other iwith very limited time to enjoy any.

  • Tour was great. Our guide Simona was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

  • This was a highlight of our trip. Beautiful part of the country that you must see. Bus up from Florence with 2 boat trips and train ride. Saw all 5 villages with time to explore, eat, relax and shop. There is nothing like Cinque Terre. Excellent excursion with simona. She was A plus. GO!!

  • WOW!! This tour is perfectly planned and very well executed in terms of coordinating a complex set of transportation modes through the destinations of the Cinque Terre. I was unsure of how physically taxing the day might be however I was pleasantly surprised that access to the bus, boats, and trains was easy and doable for older individuals. The overview of the 5 villages and stops along with way allowed for exploration and shopping in just the right of time attributed. It IS a long day, as we didn't arrive back until about 9 p.m. but very well worth the time. Our guide, Maeteo was the BEST.

  • A long day, but worth every minute. Traveled by bus, ferry, and train. All the villages of the Cinque Terre from the ferry were beautiful to see. Train stops on the way back let us visit, even briefly, all the villages. Simone was the perfect guide for the entire day.

  • Amazing!!!!!

  • Wonderful tour - great recommendations by the tour guide. One of the sets of people on the tour tended to command the tour guides attention most of the time. The bus driver was Extremely crabby!

  • The trip and place was beautiful but we feel the guide didnt make any effort to give any description on the tour, she only make obvious remarks on the name of the places and ensure we know the meeting point and time, we could have done the tour on our own. We totally didnt feel we got our moneys worth for a tour guide. Very it difficult to refer this tour to others.

  • The tour is great. It is a long day but worth it. I was hoping tough, that there would be more explaination on the bus since it is a long drive and there would be plenty of time to talk. Unfortunately the weather was too bad to do the boat tour which made us do the whole tour by overcrowded trains. I do recommend the tour.

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