Full-Day Tour At The Cinque Terre From Lucca

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Overview

Spend a unique day visiting the stunning Cinque Terre. Start your 11-hour trip from Lucca and travel comfortably on board an air-conditioned GT coach or minivan. Visit 4 of the 5 villages that are located on steep cliffs overlooking crystal the clear sea. The Cinque Terre, with its beautifully rich nature and villages, is surely considered a jewel among Italys destinations. Take time to swim and relax on the beaches and visit the colorful villages. Dont miss this opportunity to visit the region Liguria, an area that is rich in beauty, culture and tradition.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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You will spend an unforgettable day discovering the most impressive Ligurian landscapes. In this area, which has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, earth and sea blend and create a unique landscape. The area consists of kilometres of rocky coasts with caves, beaches, hiking paths and breathtaking views.

First you will reach Manarola, a tiny urban jewel characterized by Genoese style ‘case-torri’. Then you will move to Vernazza, overlooked by the remains of a Medieval castle with a cylindrical tower and after you will reach Monterosso, known as the ‘pearl of Cinque Terre’. This ancient fishing village with lovely beaches and lush vegetation covering the rocks will certainly enchant you.  After lunch you will have the chance to taste the local ‘Limoncino ligure’ in a quaint wine shop.  In the afternoon you will have free time for a swim or a walk around the village.  

From Monterosso to Portovenere you will enjoy a stunning 1 hour boat crossing with incredible views of the villages. Once you are in Portovenere enjoy some free time in this elegant and popular touristic destination where nature and human architecture are perfectly balanced.

Inclusions for Full-Day Tour At The Cinque Terre From Lucca

  • Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning 
  • Expert multilingual escorts
  • Visit 3 of the 5 villages: Manarola, Monterosso and Vernazza
  • Visit of Portovenere
  • Limoncino liqueur tasting
  • Ferry boat and train tickets*

  • *Please note that From November 1st to March 31st the boat service won't be available so the itinerary would be guaranteed by train.

Exclusions for Full-Day Tour At The Cinque Terre From Lucca

  • Lunch in a traditional seaside restaurant in Monterosso (50% discount for children), unless option is selected.
  • Pickup and drop-off from accommodation to meeting point in Lucca

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A vegetarian menu is available upon request for the optional lunch

The tour planning can be different, but you will always visit 3 of 5 villages and Portovenere. 

The itinerary may be changed due to acts of force majeure, such us strikes, bad weather etc.

Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs

Please note that from November 1st to March 31st 2018 due to the absence of the boat service the itinerary would be guaranteed by trains and bus

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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  • The Cinque Terre was beautiful and this tour definitely gave a good overview of the area, but there is room for improvement. I had paid for pickup and dropoff to my b and b. The van was a bit late picking me up in the morning and when the bus dropped us off for the van driver after the tour, he was not there yet. There were 2 of us and we were dropped off in a McDonald's parking lot and left to try to figure out who the van driver was when he got there.

    We visited 3 of the 5 towns of the Cinque Terre plus Porto Venere. I think they tried to cram too much into one tour, because the whole thing felt rushed. Our guide, Chiara, did her best, but there was just too little time. We stopped for optional lunch in one of the towns, and by the time the meal was over, there was hardly any time to see the town before we had to line up for the boat to Porto Venere.

    All and all, I felt the tour gave an overview of the towns, but there was really not much discussion of their history, etc., and there was too little time to see the various towns. I feel it would be better to skip one or two of the spots and have a bit more time at each location. I will probably go back on my own and just take the train so I can see the area at my leisure.

  • Maybe we read the information incorrectly but we were under the impression this would be a small group tour from Lucca to the Cinque Terre. We did not appreciate we would meet up with a tour bus of people from other towns in Tuscany Florence and Pisa. The group was too large and it was very impersonal. The guide did an excellent job but the expectation for her to please and track all these people is over-reaching. The Cinque Terre is an interesting and special place to visit and we enjoyed the towns visited and had an absolutely wonderful lunch during our free time but I would not recommend this tour to anyone wanting a more personal experience. Many in our group from Lucca eight of us I believe felt the same way.

  • Amazing tour, loved our boat trip and our guide was fantastic. The only negative was our group was too large. Highly recommend seeing Cinque terre

  • Our guide spoke excellent English but seemed to provide more information in Italian. If you have limited time this is a good way to see the sights of Cinque Terra. The information provided for our pick up in Lucca was very confusing in spite of double checking. The driver was 10mins late and we had to make 2 phone calls to confirm we were in the right spot. We did enjoy the day and the villages are lovely and the view from the boat was a bonus.

  • It was a very beautiful and well organized trip. We took a bus and train to get there. During the summer months you can take a boat! I bet that is stunning. The area is beautiful and the shops had so many trinkets that you will want to take home. They gave history as we drove and as we walked. Its just so pretty once you arrive that you want to just sit and take it all in quietly.

  • This was the most disappointing tour of my entire trip to Italy. First, I was picked up at my hotel late by a man who did not speak to me at all, and spoke to the other people in the car in Italian. He never once attempted to speak to me in English to include me in the conversation - even though he was fluent in English. Then, he drops us off at a rest stop on the side of the highway - again, doesn't speak to me to explain why I am being left there. The other people in the car were nice enough to tell me that a bus would be picking us up. After waiting for 15-20 minutes, a tour bus picked us up. I had booked other tours with Viator and expected a small tour like the others that I'd been on. Obviously with a double-decker bus that wasn't the case. Then we finally arrived in Cinque Terre and only got to spend a short amount of time in each place. I purchased the lunch but by the time we got to the last place I was so frustrated that I wanted to explore on my own so I ditched the lunch. On the way back we were again left at a rest stop, picked up by the same nasty man who again did not speak to me and brought back to my hotel. All in all a very disappointing experience.

  • Tour guide Rafael had a difficult task shepherding a bus load through coach/train/ferry/train trips, but he got everybody back safely! The Cinque Terre tour is excellent, and the boat trips were an unexpected bonus.

  • We enjoyed the day. We visited three of the five cities and used the opportunity to get some of our souvenir shopping done here. We recommend stopping by some of the local food vendors and trying some of the fried calamari. What kept the tour from getting a 5-star review was the lunch. While the food wasn't bad, there wasn't very much of it, and it a little lack luster. We would've rather gone to a restaurant on our own rather than at the one that was struggling to feed the large group in a short amount of time.

  • Enjoyable day. Beautiful scenery. Tour guide Marissavwas excellent. Nothing to do with aviator but it was very very crowded. Much more so than I have ever seen before

  • Excellent full day trip.

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