Pisa And Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence By Train

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  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza della Stazione, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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

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

Info about the region and sites

Entry/Admission - Stazione di Firenze Santa Maria Novella

Exclusions

Gratuities

Entrance to the Tower of Pisa

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

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

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

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes

In summer it is recommended to bring hat, sun cream, bottle of water and swimming suit

In winter it is recommended to bring a rain jacket in the event of bad weather

The tour is in English only

Minimum age allowed on the tour is 18 years - no kids

Maximum age allowed on the tour is 45 years

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 in heart and have no walking disabilities and are happy to be with younger people. Our Tour Operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travellers, etc... that often fall into this category. The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded and are made for travellers 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 of the disservice of the trains. In the event of national train strikes the tour could be cancelled

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

We recommend you not to make any travel arrangements for when we return to Florence in the event of any train delays.

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 30 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

FFP2 / N95 masks mandatory on board of bus/van

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Oct-2022

    Julia (our tour guide) is a very friendly and pleasant person, she commits to her guests and give her best so that they have an extraordinary experience in Italy. We are left wanting to spend more time in Cinque Terre and Florencia. We will surely return to Italy to stay longer. Thank Julia very much for all her attentions. Greetings and we hope to see you in the future.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    It’s a budget trip but it’s honestly worth it to spend an extra $25 to get a more price / personalized trip not only that but you’ll get to see more beautiful places that you truly don’t want to miss out on! It’s just not worth it over $20-25

  • 22-Oct-2022

    I have booked 12 half day / one day tours while in Italy for the past two weeks , Long story short , too exhausting to enjoy , too expensive , so as the name implies, you do these visits by train HOWEVER, Other train trips I have been to like ( Bernina express tour Swiss albs and st. Moritz ) you take a tour bus to some point then a train then a bus back UNLIKE this tour where you RUSH between NINE (9) trains on different platforms with very short time in between CONSUMING 8.5/13 hours of the entire trip time , YES you only spend 4,5 hours on Pisa and the 3 towns , which is even SHORTER when you calculate your actual free time from departing meeting points to getting back to them , I checked the time it would have taken us if we used a private coach and it comes around 4.5-5 hours in total so you would have spend around 8 hours enjoying the towns and scenery , the tour operators should really consider using a more convenient means of transport than jiggling between 9 trains ( trains unlike private coaches you MUST wait for them prior to their arrival with at least a few minutes and you have to also cross tunnels for platforms , where tour Coaches will have a time frame but they are more convenient for group tours in my opinion especially with indirect trains) , the scenery was beautiful but we didn’t have the time to sit in a cafe or restaurant and enjoy the food and view ( there is a 4 Michilin star restaurant in VERNAZZA , but agin you don’t have the time , this is a low budget tour although they charge much more than they should 118 $ for a single day train pass , and a train expert who knows how to jiggle between trains ، I had a similar tour from Rome to Pompaii and the amalfi coast town of Positano , but unlike this one they hired a bus which meant we had plenty of information from our tour guide on the bus also we avoided the unnecessary exhausting jiggling between trains and we spent more time in our tour destinations than on the uncomfortable , indirect local trains , as for the little time actually spent in our tour distinctions , Pisa was beautiful and there is a lot to see , the dumo , the tower , the museum , the grave yard … , 7 different things BUT not enough time , as for the Cinque terre , the town of Vernaza was the best in my opinion and I think it would be better if all the time was allocated to this one rather than just touching base in three towns Value for money 5/10

  • 14-Oct-2022

    Trip was amazing! We got to see so much keep in mind you are walking and moving a lot! Around 20,000 steps and you must take public transport! Long day but very worth it! Our guide was even nice enough to make us a reservation at our favorite steak house (now) in Florence!

  • 05-Oct-2022

    The trip was cancelled unexpectedly due to lack of participants. Viator has not still made the refund. This is very unpleasant.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    We had a wonderful time with a great guide! As you could expect each stop in the cities in Cinque Terre were rushed as you need to catch the next train, but I guess that’s why not many tours include Pisa as it would be expected to be a rushed day. Overall though I’m very happy with the tour and it met or exceeded my expectations due to an excellent guide and not having to understand the trains/tickets and how everything worked as that would have been a lot of stress and headache! Plus we didn’t have time to do Pisa alone and allowed me to see the coast line.

  • 28-Sep-2022

    great tour guide, Julia was super knowledgeable, friendly and knew so much! was a great trip. the places we visited were stunning and the train ride was easy and convenient.

  • 21-Aug-2022

    The trip itself is good. However, Viator just said "departure time 7 am" and suggested to arrive 10 minutes before that. So we thought we should be there at 6:45am. Next time, please states "the train leaves at 7:23 am." When we arrived in Cinque Terre, we were supposed to visit 3 villages but some tourists wanted to stay at the second village for a longer period of time. The guide (who was fantastic) made us to vote. We didn't expect this at all. Next time, please states 'itinerary might alter'

  • 25-Jul-2022

    Overall, I'd say this trip is definitely worth it -- however, keep in mind this is a LOT packed into one day, plus the heat. It is exhausting and you might feel a bit rushed in each location (especially if the trains are delayed like they were for us). Now, this is in no way the fault of the organizers -- being rushed just comes with the territory of fitting in so many things in one day. Since we only had one extra day, this was definitely the best way to get to see as much as possible! But if you're looking for a relaxing day, this might not be the best. But the positives! Pisa and Cinque Terre are absolutely beautiful and it was such a dream to see them. I loved every second of it and now I can't wait to go back! The tour guide Francesca was so nice and helpful, and very informative! This is such a convenient trip to take if you're staying Florence. This was one of my favorite things I did on this trip.

  • 25-Jul-2022

    The guide Julia was very nice and helpful. However too many stops with too little time to really enjoy the stop. Maybe instead of three stops after Pisa, only two. Add more time to the two stops. You can have time to swim or have a decent meal. The three stops were very beautiful, but very similar.

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