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From Florence: Cinque Terre 1 Day Guided Trip

4.6 / 5

18 reviews

From Florence: Cinque Terre 1 Day Guided Trip

From US$ 112.07 per person

Explore the colorful rock side villages of the Ligurian coast on a 13-hour tour of Cinque Terre from Florence. Wander the steep terraces covered in vineyards, see rugged fishermen reeling in their catch, and savor the region’s most famous flavor; pesto.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Explore the colorful cliffside villages of the Cinque Terre on land
  • Admire the Poets' Gulf and see why the landscape inspired so many artists
  • Enjoy some time at leisure in Vernazza, Monterosso, Manarola and Riomaggiore
  • Taste delicious street food and famous Ligurian produce
  • Take an optional hike of the Cinque Terre National Park to see it from a different perspective
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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 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. Cruise into Poets’ Gulf, dominated by green hills, clear waters, and vivid villages. Continue through Poets’ Gulf to Vernazza and Riomaggiore, one of the most stunning places on the west coast of Italy. Look at the little fishermen’s boats docked by the beach, and an old castle on the horizon. Enjoy some free time to explore the village on your own. Continue by train to see the Cinque Terre National Park from the sea. Marvel at how man overcame the challenge of nature, creating one-of-a-kind residences with unparalleled views. Stop at Monterosso, the largest town of the Cinque Terre. Enjoy some free time for lunch, and to swim in the sea, or join an optional light hike of the Cinque Terre mainland to enjoy it from a different perspective. Walk past terraced vineyards and ancient olive groves. Then, climb aboard the train to Manarola, where you’ll be dazzled by views of the tiny harbor, full of colorful boats and vibrant natural formations. Once again, take your time to amble around the area on your own and discover this town.
  • Round-trip transportation by comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Train tickets
  • Local guide
  • Headsets
  • Free time in Vernazza, Monterosso, Manarola and Riomaggiore
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, next to the Obelisk. Piazza dell'Unità Italiana is in front of Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Your guide will be waiting in front of the Obelisk in the middle of the square.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • This tour is unable to accommodate strollers
  • Tours operate with a maximum of 25 participants
  • The itinerary might be adjusted according to weather and transport conditions
  • Please note, from August 6th 2021 all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that they have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, or that they have recovered from COVID-19 (with a PCR or antigen test result) at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Green Passes must be in Italian or English and can be presented in digital or printed formats.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Great excursion and guide from Citywonders!

The guide Matteo was great! He had extensive knowledge and told interesting anecdotes. Italian food is sacred to him and he advised us in every city where we could order the best pasta, ice cream ... Getting to know the Cinque Terre from the sea was magical and discovering two towns afterwards made the excursion complete. We can recommend this excursion to anyone who likes to go on a boat trip and goes exploring in charming towns. It is worth getting up early!

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July 12, 2019

Hectic but enjoyable. Lots to cover

This was a hectic schedule but we saw a lot of places first by boat and then by train. We had enough time in each of the towns. Simone was great, full of knowledge and made us all feel at ease. Our group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed the Foccacia in Portovenere. I could go back just to eat that. A super recommendation by Simone. It was a fun and enjoyable day. We saw what we went to see

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October 16, 2018

Trip to Cinque Terra

We took a tour to Cinque Terra from Florence with Simona of CityWonders. It was beyond our expectations! Simona went far beyond what you'd normally expect - she was very knowlegable about all details and very personable.The bus was modern and had excellent air conditioning [which is rare during the recent hot spell in Italy]. Everything was kept on a tight schedule and it was Euros well spent! Kathy and John, Virginia, USA 7/21/18

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July 21, 2018

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