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Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

From US$ 101.71 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 tour

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English

The Original experience

Highlights
  • 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 fresh fish for your 'primo' and homemade pesto pasta 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.

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
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

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Meeting point

• Meet in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station, next to the taxi stand • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide sign • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure

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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 307 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Purchasing the tickets for this guided tour was very easy, intuitive. The finding the meeting point, though a little stressful, turned out to be relatively easy. Mid-November is not a great time to do a day long (13+hrs) tour as the time change put sunset at around 5pm. Otherwise, it was a fun day with as much exercise as one can handle. The guides didn’t push a lot of local retailers, though many were closed for the day or season, but they did provide good recommendations for food…and gelato, my personal favorite. All in all, a very good experience.

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November 27, 2021

I had an amazing day in Cinque Terre on this tour! I was a little apprehensive because the activity was listed as 13 hours long, but honestly the day passed so quickly. I especially enjoyed my guide, Alessandro, who was not only a pleasure to talk to (in more than one language too!), but was very knowledgeable about everywhere we went and everything we saw. Everyone I met that day was very nice and after making a couple friends, Alessandro even recommended some cool clubs in Florence we could check out later that evening. The only thing I wish I could change about the tour is the time spent in each village. I wish we had more time! But in order to see all 5 villages in one day, you take what you can get. All in all I highly recommend this tour if you want to get a taste of each of the 5 villages of Cinque Terre but I promise it will make you want to return :)

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November 18, 2021

This is a perfect tour if you’re adventurous. Alessandro was a great leader, he knows places and can explain clearly about history, locations, food etc. He makes a personal connection with each person and by end of the tour he will know everyone’s name. His English language skills are excellent; he speaks fluently other languages too such as French (and Spanish if I remember correctly and some Polish) as his background is very unique

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November 12, 2021

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