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Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

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Spend an unforgettable day discovering the breathtaking Cinque Terre region on this must-do tour from Florence, with transport between villages included. Explore the picturesque fishing villages of the UNESCO-listed area by coach, boat and train with a Tour Leader, and fall in love with the distinctive atmosphere and architecture of each town. From Riomaggiore’s cobbled streets to Monterosso’s stunning beaches, the Cinque Terre is a scenic treasure and this tour offers a picture-perfect snapshot of old-world Italy.
You'll start at
Piazzale Montelungo
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, ItalyPIAZZALE MONTELUNGO - BUS TERMINAL, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for our staff wearing a FUCHSIA CIAOFLORENCE JACKET
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  • 1
    Borgo Storico di Manarola
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 4
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Pass by Stazione La Spezia Centrale
You'll return to the starting point
  • See more of the Cinque Terre in less time on a day trip from Florence
  • Tick off four of the UNESCO-listed villages in only one day
  • Travel by bus, boat, and train for multiple perspectives of the area
  • Upgrade to include a traditional Italian lunch
What to Expect
After greeting your guide in central Florence, board an air-conditioned coach destined for the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its colorful seaside towns. The first stop is Riomaggiore, replete with pastel-colored buildings and cobbled streets that are best revealed on a walking tour. Then, continue to Manarola to stroll around the harbor and snap photographs of the houses that cling to the cliffs. Travel to Monterosso by boat where, if you’ve upgraded to include lunch, you can enjoy seafood and pasta accompanied by wine at a local restaurant. Opt to sunbathe and swim at a nearby beach before you continue to Vernazza, known for its olive-oil production.   Your guided tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point in Florence. Note: Cinque Terre low-cost option does not include train and boat tickets.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Free time in Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Trains and boat in 5 Terre (not included in case you select the A/R escorted transfer option)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of the villages - Kinldy note that your tour leader will give explanations during the bus trip, while on each village you will be given free time for independent sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Trains and boat in 5 Terre are not included in case you select the A/R escorted transfer option
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Kindly note that the bus will drop you off in the first village of the Cinque Terre National Park. Then you will move from one village to the other by train and boat. You will meet again your bus by the end of the day to make your way back to Florence.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Kindly note that the Cinque Terre A/R Escorted Transfer option does not include train and boat tickets. At the beginning of the day, you will be dropped off at Manarola, the first village of the 5 Terre, and you will have free time for the whole day in the Cinque Terre National Park. You will meet again your bus at La Spezia Centrale in the afternoon. This option only includes a roundtrip transportation by GT coach to the Cinque Terre and back as well as live commentary during the bus trip.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that the boat ride will be available from April 1st until October 31st
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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One of the most beautiful place I have seen in Italy. A must do tour. Our tour guide Tabata was wonderful. She kept us moving so we could see everything and catch the trains to next village. Was a great tour. Ask for Tabata’s tour for this.
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Must see this area, it was a perfect day. Although I'm sorry to say that our tour guide wasn't very helpful as we were always looking for her at meeting points instead of the opposite. Happy to say though that this didn't ruin the most beautiful sites!
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Was very happy with this day tour! Left Florence early morning on a clean, comfortable bus. Spent entire beautiful day in Cinque Terre with some good suggestions from our tour guide. Would recomend!
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we had a great day. It was rainy, but it didn’t dampen our spirit. Helena was a great tour guide. on and off the little train..lunch break...wandering..such a great place. bus drive is 2 hours but worth every minute
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The 3 nights we spent in Manarola gave us time to settle into the atmosphere of the small town while allowing a relaxed day visiting the other nearby Cinque Terre towns. We think it's the prettiest of the 5 but they all have their charm. The evenings dining alfresco enjoying
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By: Ciao Florence Tours and Travels
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Sydney, Australia
Fantastic day trip
We had limited time to see certain things in Northern Italy so we took the opportunity for the day trip to Assisi
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San Diego, California
Interesting morning
It was a long time since I wanted to visit Pisa, this excursion was a nice choice. Giuliano good tourleader us and
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Relaxing day
Sunday we spent a nice day between San Gimignano and Siena, Juliano and Maringela were a perfect team! Very well
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Iloilo City, Philippines
Florence Sister trip
The tour was worth the price. The tour guides were organized, friendly and accommodating. We definitely enjoyed
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Staten Island, New York
great tour
great tour of all 3 cities in one day. Highly suggest if you have limited days and want to see it all.
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Excellent day!!
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip, the great tour guide shows his love of his country and shares his knowledge with
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Barbara B
Super day trip!
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. It took us to a few cool places, the wine tasting and lunch
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Ariane M
Great vacation!
We visited Florence in December 2019 and decided to take a tour with this company to go to Siena and st Gimignano.
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Annalisa U
Charming Cortona and Amazing Assisi
Beautiful day spent visiting Assisi and Crotons. Excellent tour guide, Constantino and bus driver, Gabriele.
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Perth, Australia
Brilliant day trip!
This tour is a great quick introduction to the towns surrounding Florence so that I can return to the town I
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New York City, New York
Amazing!!!! I loved san giminiano, u ahould try the beat ice cream is there and the best views!!! The trip was
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Absolutely Beautiful
One of the most beautiful place I have seen in Italy. A must do tour. Our tour guide Tabata was wonderful. She
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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Awesome Tour
I would really recommend you to get this tour, our tour guide Julian was awesome and make sure everything is on
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Excellent Tour
Thanks heaps to Mike for a great day touring Tuscany. Probably could shorten the time in Pisa to 45max. Lunch was
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