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From Florence: Cinque Terre Bus Tour

Activity provider: My Tour in Italy

From Florence: Cinque Terre Bus Tour

Activity provider: My Tour in Italy

From US$ 91.14 per person

Discover a corner of heaven on a tour of the colorful villages of Cinque Terre, with round-trip journey from Florence. Marvel at the villages suspended on steep cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Italian, French, English, Spanish
Small group available

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover hidden gems of the Cinque Terre regions
  • Explore the ancient fishing village of Riomaggiore
  • Take advantage of free time to explore Manarola and Vernazza at your own pace
  • Spend an unforgettable day on the rocky coast of the Ligurian Sea
  • Enjoy the village of Monterosso and fall in love with its crystalline seaside and unique views
Full description

Depart Florence and relax on the scenic journey to Manarola in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre. Marvel at the typical case-torri (tower-houses) on arrival, and then continue to Vernazza, overlooked by the remains of a medieval castle. Get some free time to explore the village at your own pace. Next, discover the Pearl of Cinque Terre, the ancient fishing village of Monterosso, known for its lovely beaches and lush vegetation. Take an optional swim off a sandy beach, before crossing to Riomaggiore by boat. Admire the colorful Cinque Terre villages from the water. Use your free time in Riomaggiore to explore the historic town center at your own pace, and visit the church of Peter the Apostle on the rocky promontory. Return by train to La Spezia, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Florence.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Multilingual tour leader
  • Ferry and train tickets (train only in the winter)
  • Free time in Manarola, Monterosso, Vernazza, and Riomaggiore
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is conducted in multiple languages at the same time
  • From November 1 to March 31, the boat service is not available and the itinerary will be modified with train transportation
  • In case of bad weather and during the winter season when the boat ride is not available, you'll visit the villages of Cinque Terre via train
  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs to take part
  • The local operator may be forced to change the itinerary in the event of train strikes and no refund will be issued
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 304 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Cinque Terre was simply mesmerizing. The guide on the way there was both driving and talking (not as loud), and was a bit harder to understand, but as the tour proceeded he showed up to be quite caring and respectful of the group pace and speed. Also quite friendly and never hesitated to explain anything at his reach. Really enjoyed it. Only part I didn't like was on the way back, had to climb the hill to the van by foot, under the heavy sun and sweating like crazy, but I understand that it was somewhat necessary.

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August 17, 2020

The COVID context has its advantages such as being able to visit this kind of place with very few simultaneous visitors. There were 4 of us in a minibus to do this tour, whereas it is usually done in a bus of 60 people. On site, ditto, very few people. These villages are beautiful and the tour very pleasant and friendly thanks to Francesco our driver and guide. At each stop, we have a set time, usually 1 hour or even a little more to take a tour on our own. This is enough and it is the kind of ideal tour when you want to optimize a short stay (4/5 days) in Florence and its region. The minibus is parked at the first stop, then we take the train (ticket included in the tour) to the following villages and return to the starting point by ferry (ticket also included in the tour). We have very fond memories of it.

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August 9, 2020

Very nice circuit to discover the Cinque Terres. We were very well supported by Tabata Lilo and Junko. However, the time dedicated to the visit of each village is very very limited (45 minutes for some) which hardly leaves time to see ... Very frustrating! Small reservation also on the restaurant included, the Tiramisu comes out of an industrial box (seen by going to the toilet) and the portions are very small. I was always hungry when I left .. :(. I will not resume the included meal if it were to be done again. There are so many good restaurants in Italy! It's a shame ...

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January 10, 2020

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