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From Florence: Seaside Beauty Day Trip to Cinque Terre

From Florence: Seaside Beauty Day Trip to Cinque Terre

Visit one of Italy's most enchanting destinations, Cinque Terre, on a day trip by coach, train, and boat. Each of these unforgettable little cities will take your breath away with their gravity-defying dance above the azure waters. This day trip will give you an unforgettable and fun introduction to this coastal gem. Begin your tour of these UNESCO sites at daybreak with your arrival in La Spezia. Board a train to Riomaggiore, a quaint medieval town dating to the 13th century. Marvel at the winding streets of this village and its charming houses leaning one against the other. Next, head over to Manarola to enjoy panoramic views. Continue on to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered the "pearl of the Cinque Terre." Finally, take a boat across to Vernazza, whose natural port has kept it safe from invaders for centuries.

La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour by Boat

La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour by Boat

Experience the Cinque Terre coast by boat and take in gorgeous views of vineyards terraces and charming buildings from the sea. Make time to stop at Riomaggiore or Portovenere, then Monterosso, and Vernazza along the way. Start at La Spezia's harbor and sail through the Gulf of the Poets . Sail to the first stop: Riomaggiore or Portovenere ( depends on tour availability ) and marvel the beauty of the Village. In Monterosso al Mare, explore the medieval historic center and marvel at the parish church dedicated to St. John, the Baptist. Then continue the sailing to Vernazza, the pearl of the Cinque Terre. Vernazza presents itself to visitors as the prow of a ship: most of the village is in fact built on a small promontory that ends at the sea with an imposing fortification system. At the end of the tour, enjoy free time and take the chance to taste the local wine and food, or go for a swim in the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean before returning to La Spezia.

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike

Get a taste of 'la dolce vita' on this jam-packed tour to the Cinque Terre, a collection of quintessential Italian towns dotted along the coast of Tuscany. After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of the quaint village and wander around. Then, choose to either go on a guided hike to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once in Vernazza, sit at one of the local cafés, or take a dip in the sea. Next, board a train to Monterosso, the village renowned for its beautiful beaches and artisan shops. If the weather allows it, you will then board a boat to navigate along the coast of the Cinque Terre. Arrive in Riomaggiore, an ancient fishing village and the most southern of the 5 villages. After exploring this last village, board the train back to La Spezia and then take the coach back to Florence.

From Florence: Pisa & Cinque Terre with Hike Day Trip

From Florence: Pisa & Cinque Terre with Hike Day Trip

Depart Florence early in the morning and transfer to the Ligurian coast by air-conditioned coach. Cross 2 of Italy’s most scenic provinces as you pass the rolling hills of Tuscany for Liguria.  Upon arrival at Cinque Terre, transfer to the public train and travel up the coast for breathtaking views of the villages. The first stop of the day trip is Monterosso, the largest town of the Cinque Terre. Wander around the charming town on your own and stop to taste the delicious flavors of Ligurian cuisine. Go on an optional 45-minute-long light hike through the stunning scenery of Cinque Terre. Let your tour leader guide you through the terraced vineyards and ancient olive groves with spectacular panoramic views. After the hike, return to Monterosso and relax at Fegina beach. Stroll along the promenade and stop to refresh yourself at one of the many restaurants, pubs, and ice cream shops. Then, climb aboard the train to Manarola and enjoy views of the tiny harbor, full of colorful boats and vibrant natural formations. Take your time to stroll around the area on your own and discover this beautiful village. Your day will continue beyond the splendors of Cinque Terre as you embark on a captivating journey to the renowned city of Pisa, home to the world-renowned Leaning Tower and many other architectural wonders As your day trip concludes, board the train for a swift and scenic return to your private air-conditioned coach bound for Florence.

From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip by Bus

From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip by Bus

Experience an unforgettable adventure to the Cinque Terre from Florence. Discover the charming UNESCO villages of Levanto, Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, and Riomaggiore that are suspended between sea and land. Choose to discover these amazing villages with a multilingual guide that will show you around for the full day or have free time to explore on your own. Select the train and ferry option to move from village to village by train and to view the coast from the water. During the day you, have some free time to enjoy these beautifully-colored villages and taste some of the delicious regional dishes as pasta al pesto, olives, focaccia, or wines. If you prefer discovering those villages by yourself you can chose the low cost option that includes only the transfer from Florence and you can make your way to the villages that you prefer on your own.

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful cliffs, beaches, and colorful towns of the Cinque Terre on a sailing tour from La Spezia. You will see all five picturesque villages characterized by pastel-colored houses on a 5,5 hour boat tour. Start your tour from Passeggiata Morin in La Spezia and sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets. Admire the beautiful landscape of the four villages that make up the Borgate Marinare. Continue sailing towards Portovenere, where you will cross the Le Bocche, a strait between the town of Portovenere and the wild Palmaria Island. See the magnificent Romanesque church of San Pietro, set among the rocks and overlooking the sea. Discover one of the unspoiled coves like Le Rosse, Monesteroli or Punta Pineda along the coastline. Grab a chance to dip in the pristine waters of the Cinque Terre Natural Park. Marvel at the beauty of Monterosso al Mare, the last and most vibrant of the five villages. Here you can enjoy ashore local specialties such as focaccia with anchovies or delicious gelato. Pass through the local mussel farms while returning to La Spezia. 

Cinque Terre: Hybrid Boat Tour with Swimming Stop

Cinque Terre: Hybrid Boat Tour with Swimming Stop

Embark on a captivating journey that unveils the heart of Cinque Terre from the sea. The following itinerary starts from Monterosso, but it's also possible to begin the tour from La Spezia, with the same attractions included. Get ready to discover the iconic villages along the sea. As your boat tour departs from Monterosso, the northernmost village of Cinque Terre, you're immediately enveloped in its lively atmosphere and historical charm. Monterosso, known for its beautiful beaches and lush lemon trees, serves as the perfect starting point for your adventure. As you glide southward, the next spectacle is Vernazza, arguably the most picturesque of the five villages. With its natural harbor and colorful houses clinging to steep terraces, Vernazza is a photographer's dream. The Doria Castle and the Santa Margherita d'Antiochia Church stand as timeless sentinels over this vibrant fishing village. As the coastline unfurls, a special moment awaits—a leisurely stop at Cinque Terre's most secluded beach. Here, in the midst of crystal-clear waters, indulge in a refreshing swim followed by an aperitif featuring local specialties, a true taste of Ligurian hospitality. Continuing along the coast, you reach Corniglia, the only village perched high above the sea, offering breathtaking panoramic views from its vantage point. Surrounded by terraced vineyards, Corniglia feels like a step back in time with its narrow streets and quaint piazzas, embodying the tranquil essence of rural Italian life. Manarola, your next stop, is a cascade of multi-colored houses that seem to emerge straight from the rock itself. This village is renowned for its lively waterfront where the houses seem to dive into the sea. The romance of Manarola is unmatched. The final jewel in the Cinque Terre crown is Riomaggiore, the southernmost village, a picturesque coast-side village with postcard-perfect panoramas at every bend. The boat will navigate back to Monterosso, concluding a journey that has taken you through the heart of the Cinque Terre's unparalleled beauty.

From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Lunch

From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Lunch

Our journey begins on a comfortable bus, led by our expert guide. The first stop is the enchanting village of Manarola. Colorful houses, churches, and picturesque shops cling to the cliffs overlooking the sea. Moving on to Vernazza, considered one of the most enchanting villages of Cinque Terre, our guide will lead us on an exploratory stroll through narrow alleys and charming squares to the harbor, where we'll embark on a boat. From this unique perspective, we'll marvel at the spectacular coastline unfolding before our eyes. The next stop is Monterosso, renowned for its lovely beach and hills gently descending towards rocky coves. Here, a typical restaurant awaits us for a delightful lunch featuring local products (if option selected). You'll also have ample free time for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean or to explore the fascinating workshops of local artisans. Our unforgettable adventure in the Cinque Terre comes to an end in this lively and picturesque village. Then our comfortable bus awaits us to take us back to Florence, concluding a perfect day. Please note: - Round-trip transportation option does not include: train tickets, boat ride and typical Lunch - The order of visits may change

Portovenere: Isola Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto Boat Tour

Portovenere: Isola Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto Boat Tour

Ride by boat to three different islands all located in the majestic Gulf of Poets. Swim in the Ligurian Sea, and make visits to Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto, and experience untouched natures in a completely unique environment. Snorkel and discover the underwater world, and relax on the boat for a true day at sea. Meet your captain and depart from Portovenere for a day of sightseeing and relaxation. Breathe in the salt air and experience the Torre Scola, a historical ruin that begs to be photographed and discussed. Then, make a swim stop at La Maiella and explore the marine world while snorkeling. Then, head to the lighthouse of Tino Island, where you can see the Madonnina emerge from the TInetto Sea. Find yourself next in the Blue Cave, and take some time to learn about the Church of San Pietro. Notice the nature all around and feel how it calms the nerves of a busy lifestyle. Before heading back to port, discover Saint Peter's Church, said to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise

Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise

Explore the Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic landscapes, on a guided day trip from Milan by van. See Cinque Terre from different perspectives from a boat and a train. After leaving Milan by coach, arrive in La Spezia, we start our journey with a boat cruise where you can admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful villages from the sea. Arrive at Manarola , admire the beautiful see and have a time to visit the typical village. . We move to Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre's 5 villages. With no car traffic, it remains one of the truest fishing villages on the Italian Riviera. Restaurants, bars, and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them. From Monterosso, start the final leg of your journey, a train ride to Sestri Levante where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan. These 5 enchanting medieval villages cling to the coast, offering a breathtaking sight of the sea, and are now part of a national park listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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What people are saying about Cinque Terre

Overall rating

3.9
(49 reviews)

This was a fantastic excursion! Our guides, Ado and Dario, were truly exceptional and went above and beyond to deliver a quality experience. Right from the beginning, everything was so easy. The guides explained the plan in detail and the fact that all logistics were pre-arranged and managed by the guides made the whole experience relaxing. The guides shared lots of history, food recommendations, and other fun facts and were very fun to talk with. The lunch they offer is a pre-fixe menu and was pretty good. I have celiac and they were able to accommodate this with gluten free pasta. The only thing I wish I knew ahead of time was to bring cash! If you want to eat the lunch they offer, you need to pay with cash and we didn’t know this ahead of time. Also, a lot of places in Cinque Terre only accept cash (no cards). Luckily Ado helped us find an ATM but it would’ve been nice to know this ahead of time.

Trip was wonderful. Anna and Chris were wonderful guides. Very helpful, patient, and knowledgable. We originally planned to see Cinque Terre on our own without a tour. I booked this tour primarily for the boat ride, which did not happen due to the weather. However, even without the boat ride, the trip was well worth the money and I’m so glad we went with Anna and Chris!

It’s great to travel to Cinque Terre and Florence in a day. There is not much of tour but it’s more like getting you to the destination and you can be free on your own time there. It helps you get to places and avoid the complications of train and public transportation.

It was a wonderful trip we saw lots of sites in a short time and our guide Ilaria and the driver were great. We started earlier than other groups and avoided a massive tourist flow later on.

Great!! Private, short and beautiful place!! In addition to the super attention of the guides.