Marvel at the enchanting landscapes of Cinque Terre National Park and its colourful villages
Free time to explore Riomaggiore, Manarola & Monterosso
Free time to swim
Expert and knowledgeable leader to guide you throughout the day
Boat ride along the coast to admire Le Cinque Terre from the sea
Duration: 12 hours
Child: €48 (4-12 years) minimum age 4 years
Upgrade Option: Lunch in a typical restaurant in Monterosso – €20 per adult / €10 per child
This tour is available in English and Spanish.
Meet your guide at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal, next to Santa Maria Novella train station by 6:40am
Journey by coach to our first Cinque Terre stop - Manarola. Admire the houses set into the cliff and enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque cobblestone streets.
Take a train to Vernazza to admire the tiny harbour then travel to Monterosso for lunch and a swim.
Climb aboard a boat to admire Le Cinque Terre from the sea before arriving in Riomaggiore. Spend some time exploring before we return to Florence.
Consisting of five wonderfully rugged hillside towns, the Cinque Terre coastline is one of Italy’s most beloved summertime destinations. The brightly coloured homes and businesses cling to the steep cliffs as stunning hiking trails offer incredible countryside scenery and sea views. This special one-day tour will have you experiencing the entire region as we delve into Cinque Terre and go in search of its charming coastal delights.
Led by a professional guide, we’ll leave behind the busy streets of Florence and head straight to the coast not long after the sunrise. Our first stop is the village of Manarola and the lush national park that stretches along the hilltops above. Stepping off your comfortable transport, wander the narrow streets to admire the colourful houses of the village hewn into the seaside cliffs.
Next, we’ll take a short stroll to the train station, which runs between all five towns, and take a quick ride to Vernazza. You’ve likely seen photos of its picturesque harbour before, but there’s also an outstanding square that features numerous restaurants and bars. The next town is Monterosso, surrounded by towering hillsides, this town is best known for its great sandy beach that is the largest in Cinque Terre. Here you can enjoy some free time for a dip in the cool waters of the Ligurian Sea or explore the narrow Monterosso streets. Peruse the interesting shopping boutiques or take a seat at a local cafe to rest and enjoy a delicious local lunch.
In the afternoon, we climb aboard a boat to sail along the coastline and admire the enchanting villages of Le Cinque Terre from the water. We’ll disembark at Riomaggiore, where you’ll have some free time to explore before we make our way back to Florence and end our fantastic day out.
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Expert multilingual escort
Return coach transport from Florence to the Cinque Terre
Free time to explore Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso and Vernazza
Please meet the tour at Piazzale Montelungo – Bus Terminal, next to Santa Maria Novella train station. Please be at the meeting point at least 20 minutes prior to your departure time. You will be given full instructions once you have completed the booking.