Pisa And Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence By Train

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  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza della Stazione, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend an unforgettable day exploring the beautiful Pisa and the enchanting Cinque Terre region on this must-do tour from Florence! This tour is offered to people between 18 and 45 years old and has train transport included. Get up close to Pisa's premier sights including the Leaning Tower of Pisa and The duomo. Then, fall in love with the iconic architecture of the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre villages. Enjoy a picture-perfect snapshot of old-world Italy as you traverse Riomaggiore's winding streets, tuck into local produce on Via Dellamore, marvel at Manarola's pretty houses, and relax on Vernazza's charming beaches.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Meet your expert guide at Santa maria novella train station in central Florence, then hop aboard an air-conditioned train to Pisa. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your scenic ride out of the city, arriving in Pisa approximately an hour later.

On arrival, follow your guide to the Field of Dreams (Piazza dei miracoli), a verdant expanse home to the citys most important sights: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and The duomo.

With 1.5 hours here spent at your leisure, perhaps pose for photos by the Leaning Tower and, depending on availability, head inside for a guided tour (own expense).

Alternatively, make for the Duomo (own expense) to marvel at its carved pulpit by Giovanni Pisano, or head inside the Baptistery (own expense) to test the unusual acoustics.

Next, return to the station to board your train to La Spezia, the gateway to the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre National Park. Translated as five lands, Cinque Terre is made up of five enchanting fishing villages that line the coast of the Italian Riviera.

Just under 1.5 hours later, find yourself at La Spezia train station, where you will catch a local train to the historic village of Riomaggiore. Wonder at the tightly packed pastel buildings as you stroll along the cobbled streets with your guide.

Continue by train to Vernazza, a seaside town that surrounds a tiny, natural port. Alight your train, then enjoy free time to soak up the sun on the pretty beach, or dive into the cooling waters for a swim.

Your final stop is Manarola, a tiny village that is said to have more grapevines than any other Cinque Terre village. Wander along the harbor and spend a few minutes snapping photos of the picturesque buildings that cascade toward the sea.

After, make your way back to La Spezia or Pisa aboard the train for the return trip to Florence, where your tour concludes.

Itinerary:

Please note: Via dell’Amore is closed to the public due to landslide damage.

Inclusions

Time to swim

Info about the region and sites

Local English-speaking tour leader

Stop in Pisa to allow you to visit the leaning tower

The best of Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Vernazza

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Guided tour of Pisa

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entrance to the Tower of Pisa

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

The tour is in English only

The tour is not for children 

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes

The minimum age allowed on the tour is 18 years

The maximum age allowed on the tour is 45 years

Recommended to bring a rain jacket in the event of bad weather

Recommended to bring a hat, sun cream, a bottle of water and a swimming suit in summers

This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities and to those sensitive to the heat

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case, the confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

In high season (June, July & August ) due to the popularity of the villages, the trains could be very crowded and hot, be prepared.

We are not strict with the age limit and people older than 45 BUT younger than 50 are always welcome as long as they are young at heart and have no walking disabilities and are happy to be with younger people. The tour operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travelers, etc. that often fall into this category.

The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded and is made for travelers to meet and connect with other passengers of the same age from all parts of the world who share the same interests, lifestyles and traveling styles.

Please note: Due to a landslide which occurred at the end of September 2012, Via Dellamore is closed

In the event of a national train strike or train delays, the tour operator is not responsible for the disservice of the trains. In the event of national train strikes, the tour could be canceled

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Mar-2020

    Our guide Carlota was great - very friendly and helpful. The towns were beautiful and a highlight of our trip. A lot of shops were closed but we excpected that this time of year. Tour was as described and had time for everything even with a small train delay - even time to swim if it had been warmer !

  • 17-Feb-2020

    It was a great day! Our guides Carlotta and Julia were wonderful! Scenery was beautiful and our transfer from train to train went smoothly!

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Couldn't be more pleased with our trip; the perfect mix of assistance and independence! Eduardo handled all the transportation, guided us through the maze of stations and schedules and made sure
    had time to make all our connections. He was there to offer suggestions at each stop but let us explore on our own. Can't think of a better way to see these destinations in one very full day!

  • 21-Oct-2019

    This is what I wanted and expected. We were guided to Pisa and three of the five villages of Cinque Terre. The guide provided some explanation of the site but we were left to explore on our own, which is what I wanted. Do not expect to be able to go into the tower of Pisa or other ticketed events because you will not have time due to the pace of the trip, about an hour at each stop. I do wish there was more communication from the tour company. Our guide was 45 minutes late to start the tour and we had no way to know what was going on because the office was closed at seven in the morning.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    I cannot begin to express how disappointed I was with this "tour." This was not led by a tour guide but by a person who leads you from train to train. No interesting information was given at each stop except for 3 minutes at Pisa. The sites were beautiful but I need to look them up online to see what made them special/unique. The escort told us that her boss was accompanying her to review her performance, although he spoke no English and did not help at all. At each stop, she was holding hands with him (I assume it was her boyfriend). I will say that they were both very nice and she would answer a question if one was asked. Cinque Terre and Pisa were beautiful.

    My suggestion would be that the tour operator be transparent and state that this is not a tour but someone to guide you to a train. If that expectation was set then all would be OK. I would also encourage the guide to be transparent and truthful. This was a complete disappointment.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    This tour is definitely worth your while if you are on a tight schedule. Our tour guide Paula was amazing, so friendly she showed us where to eat, what drinks to try and what gelato was the best. We visited 3 of the villages and spent good hour or more at each one.

  • 22-Jul-2019

    We were with Paula the whole day, our tour guide. She was great. The tour was just as expected. We went to Pisa and had time to our self. Then we went to Cinque terre. There you visit three towns. Paula gives good recommendations to what to expect and you have time on your own. She also gives advice on food. We however ate on our own. We had lots of fun taking pictures at Pisa and then dipped into the water when we went to Cinque terre. I think you can do this on your own. However it's hassle-free going with a guide and we felt it was worth it. We had to worry about nothing. Paula took care of us.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our guides were great! We stopped in Pisa and explored sites there and then headed to Cinque Terre. It was really nice to be on the tour and not have to worry about which train to take . We would have a meeting spot and they took care of everything. We made 3 stops in Cinque Terra and had about an hour at each stop. They told her us where to go to get the best picture and where to grab the best gelato, lemoncelo, fresh seafood, and pesto.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I did not book many tours while in Italy, but am very glad I picked this one. It's a busy day and managing it on your own would not be too easy. Also, the guide (Eduardo) was great! He explained everything very well, and gave time to explore on your own, etc.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Met at Florence train station early in the morning and ended in the evening.

    Transport is via train and walking and the tickets were bought by the guide. All other expenses by own including entrance fees and food.

    We went to Pisa first and moved on to 3 of the 5 villages in Cinque Terre.

    We were briefed on what is there to see at each venue and given some time to explore by ourselves and to be back at the meeting point by a certain timing.

    Schedule was quite tight ( just short of an hour) and there wasn't much time to walk and enjoy the area ( except for Pisa).

    Emma recommended some food ( she was able to pre-book) for lunch and mentioned about her usual gelato shop.

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