Cinque Terre Guided Day Trip From Florence With Optional Vineyards Hike

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  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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 natures 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 regions 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, youll be escorted to a quaint and comfortable public boat.

Tailoring your adventure to the most beautiful sites, weve 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. Youll notice fishermens 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, well stop at Monterosso, the largest town among the Cinque Terre. Dine on a local dish as you please, stroll, shop, sit, swim (dont forget to pack your swimsuit) or even hike withan 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 youve stepped into a Renaissance painting. But it is entirely authentic, we assure you.

The final destination is Manarola. here youll be dazzled with views of the tiny harbour, full of colourful boats and vibrant natural formations. 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 regions famous flavors, including its highly prized pesto, because soon youll be back on board the train for a quick ride to your private air-conditioned coach to Florence.

Inclusions

Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned coach

Free time in Vernazza, Monterosso, Manarola and Riomaggiore

Cinque Terre Card train tickets

45-min optional light hike with tour leader

Expert, English-speaking local guide

Cinque Terre National Park Admission Ticket

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Food/beverage

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Comfortable shoes are recommended.

We will do our best to make sure your trip includes all the sites as per description, however please note that itinerary might be adjusted according to weather and transport conditions

In public transportation is mandatory to wear a mask covering nose and mouth.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Nov-2022

    Antonio was very knowledgeable and attentive, and the trip was very manageable from Florence. He made sure we stayed on schedule and the hike was breathtaking (as was all of Cinque Terre). I felt the value for the money was excellent!

  • 05-Nov-2022

    This tour is a must-do if in Florence! Our guide Antonio was absolutely wonderful and made the entire day so fun. It's definitely a long day (especially with some unexpected traffic on the way back to Florence), but each village of Cinque Terre was beautiful. The timing for each stop was perfect based on the size of the village, and Antonio's recommendations were extremely helpful.

  • 02-Nov-2022

    Great day trip from Florence! Highly recommend Jessica for this excursion to the Italian Riviera. She had the bus and all train transportation highly organized to experience the sights, sounds and foods of the Cinque Terre villages. Be sure and experience the granite beach with some limoncello and the cliff views with gelato. The vineyards hike is spectacular.

  • 01-Nov-2022

    Antonio and Antonio were excellent guide and driver. We had a lot of traffic problem due to Italian holiday but they were very patient with the group. It was such a fun day - recommend this to everyone. Look for Antonio and Antonio if you can.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    The Cinque Terre is amazing, but the tour is just a baby sitter to get you to Cinque Terre and to help you make trains. If you atr nervous about trains and such then it is good for you. For me I would have been better off taking the train from Florence to La Spezia and the up to CT. I could have spent more time in some towns less in others and hiked between the towns. The guide is wonderful but we learned very little about the region and she had no idea one of the towns was devastated by mud slides. For the price it is worth it. If you want more go for their higher priced package as I think it gives you more. I was there end Oct and would not want to be there in the summer..it would be soo busy.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    An early start and full day out by bus to the first train station which was helpful as it was 1-2 hours out of Florence and trains to the towns. Renata was a great guide, passionate about Italy and it was evenly spaced to walk around, eat and hike a bit even though the weather was a bit rainy. Recommended for first time visitors.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    I had taken a tour like this years ago and had such a great experience, I wanted my husband to experience the same thing. That did not happen… This tour was nothing but a cluster! We paid $170 for a small-group tour of no more than 24 people. When we showed up at the meeting point in front of Hotel Baglioni, there were almost 50 people. We were then informed that a tour guide did not show up and we would receive a refund. They only credited $50 for both of us, and that was after I complained. I don’t know why they didn’t just get another tour guide. Or at least give us notice so we could opt out. After waiting a half hour in front of the hotel, we were herded like cattle and walked about a mile and a half to get on the bus. Not that we mind walking, but that’s a lot of time off our tour. That’s when she told us she couldn’t keep track of all of us. She was right! The bus ride was uneventful, however, barely touched on any history. And nothing was mentioned about the hike, until after lunch (in the heat of the day) and being encouraged to drink the local wine. So, we opted out, met back at the meeting place 5 minutes late and she was gone. On other tours, they send an automated text saying we are leaving in 5 minutes. We were stranded in Cinque Terre and had to buy train tickets to get back to Florence. On the previous tour, we started the morning with the hike, and it was lovely. We were given train tickets for the day so we could explore any of the villages we wanted and were instructed to meet back at the station in La Spezia to get back on the bus. Maybe this company can take a lesson. This was dysfunctional and unorganized. Don’t waste your money! Take the train and discover the charming villages on your own.

  • 22-Oct-2022

    It's been on my bucket list since 1994 an didn't disappoint. Beautiful. Our guide Antonio was wonderful, very informative and knowledgeable.

  • 20-Oct-2022

    Antonio was fantastic…very friendly, extremely professional and we had a fabulous time…highly recommended

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Highly recommend this tour. Our guide Antonio pointed out In each village what we should see, he was great and knowledgeable. He conversed with everyone and we covered 4 villages. Day was perfect weather, optional how much walking you wanted to do.. Going from each village by train was timely and quick. Wonderful way to spend a day out of Florence. Nice seafood lunch overlooking the sea.

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