Day trip

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

Activity provider: Walkabout Tours
Day trip

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

Activity provider: Walkabout Tours

From US$ 112.28 per person

Visit all five villages of the colorful Cinque Terre National Park on this guided tour from Florence. Choose to add lunch on a scenic terrace, and/or a rewarding hike through coastal vineyards.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide


8 hours
  • Florence

  • 2 hours
  • La Spezia

  • 30 minutes
  • Manarola (free time, walk)

  • 5 minutes
  • Corniglia (free time, walk)

  • Corniglia (lunch)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Corniglia (hiking)

    • Optional
  • 5 minutes
  • Vernazza (free time)

  • Monterosso al Mare (walk)

  • 20 minutes
  • Riomaggiore (free time)

  • 5 minutes
  • La Spezia

  • 2 hours
  • Florence

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Transfer stop
  • Discover the colorful villages that make up the Cinque Terre
  • Marvel at the houses built on steep cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea
  • Opt to enjoy lunch at a restaurant terrace in Corniglia with beautiful sea views
  • Take a refreshing swim in the sea or explore local boutiques
  • Enjoy a boat ride along the coast and take pictures of the stunning coastline
Full description

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 this quaint village and take some time to wander around. If you have selected the add-on, sit down at a local restaurant with a beautiful terrace and sea views. Tuck into a lunch of homemade pesto pasta for your 'primo' and fresh fish for your ‘secondo’. Then, choose to either go on an adventurous guided hike from Corniglia 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 refreshing 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.

  • Return transportation by bus or minivan from Florence
  • Knowledgeable and engaging expert guide
  • Entry ticket to Cinque Terre National Park
  • Boat ride (April to October only, weather permitting)
  • Train tickets
  • Free time in Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso, and Riomaggiore
  • Guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza (if option selected)
  • Lunch (unless add-on selected at checkout)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Meet in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station by the taxi stand, which is located right across the street from the McDonald's outside of the station

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  •  The itinerary may change due to the closure of paths, bad weather, or unforeseen events
  • If you would like to stay in Cinque Terre after the tour ends, or depart from Florence by train after the tour, you are welcome to bring your luggage with you
  • It is recommended to book any rail travel from Florence after 9:30 PM, to allow time for any traffic delays on your return journey
  • From November 1 to March 31, the boat service is not available and will be replaced with transportation by train
  • In case of bad weather the boat ride will not be available. In this case, it will be replaced with transportation by train
  •  Lunch can be selected as an add-on during the booking process
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1572 reviews

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The trip exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Alessandro, did his job 120 percent. He is a man worthy of the most beautiful words. It is clear that he loves his job because he gives his whole heart to tourists. We were extremely satisfied with his stories, advice, and help. It is impossible to visit so many beautiful places by yourself in one day. Everything is perfectly organized, coordinated, with perfect timing for leisure (free time). The lunch was very wonderful and worth the price, we are glad that this was also thought of, you don't have to take care of yourself! In fact, every minute was wonderfully spent. March 6 it was my sister's birthday and we decided to go on this trip on this day. My sister said she will never forget this birthday, it was the most perfect day of her life and the most wonderful day of vacation in Florence. We recommend it to everyone. Alessandro, saluti da Vilnius (Lituania). Grazie per il meraviglioso viaggio del 6 marzo 2023.

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March 12, 2023

This is your definitive cinque terre tour experience! Alessandro was an incredible tour guide. Highly Informative, witty, friendly, approachable, and proactive. He knew what highlights were the tourists' priority, pointed them out, and ensured that everyone had sufficient time to check them out while still leaving room for other exploring. If you only have one day to spend in Cinque Terre, this is the tour to use.

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March 7, 2023

We met outside of the train station and then walked to our bus. The seats were comfortable. The guides told us about the towns we were passing through along the way. I really enjoyed the lunch we were served in Corniglia and the last town we visited before returning. The guides, Alessandro, Gene, and Emma were great.

March 7, 2023

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