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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 £76.16 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

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

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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 259 reviews

Review summary

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

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Alessandro our tour guide is a walking Wikipedia. Very knowledgeable and makes the trip fun. Chris the other tour guide was always giving us tips on places to go and making sure we had a great experience. BEST tour guides. This tour has amazing views . Even if you don’t select the hiking part there is a lot of walking and climbing stairs. Bring comfortable shots.

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6 October 2021

The trip was great. The stage coach was comfortable with good a/c and chairs that leaned back. The tour guide was amazing. Unfortunately, I cannot remember his name, but he deserved 5 stars. Very kind, caring, and attentive the whole time. The hike was tough for us but the view was to die for. The optional lunch was affordable and offered beautiful views. Highly recommend. Just wish we had more time in the cities, hard to enjoy all the beauty in one day!

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3 October 2021

The trip was amazing, the 5 villages were stunning, and Manolo was an excellent guide!!! He gave us very useful and interesting information on the way to Cinque Terre and also when we arrived at each village, which was super helpful!. We ended up having the lunch even though we had not booked it in advance and it was very good -the restaurant had a lovely view of the village of Corniglia and the pesto for the pasta was fresh and homemade.

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3 October 2021

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