Day trip

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

Activity provider: Florence Tours

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

Activity provider: Florence Tours
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From £77.10 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

Free cancellation
Cancel anytime for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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
  • 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 by the taxi stand, which is located right across the street from the McDonald's outside of the station • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide sign

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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 597 reviews

Review summary

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

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Very worth it! Cinque Terre is beautiful and this tour gave us the taste we needed for the short time we had. Although it was a long, long day we had so much fun! The tour guide, Manolo was our favorite part. He was so knowledgeable and so kind and friendly, giving us suggestions on our free time on how to make the most of it. He always checked we all arrived at our meeting pibe before leaving. If you pick the lunch option there’s many things to pick from especially if you have dietary preferences, they accommodate! Overall, so worth being tired the next day!

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23 May 2022

We had a great day!! our guide was Guido and he was very helpful and everything ran smoothly, would really recommend this as a day trip if you're looking for stunning views by the sea, we personally booked it as we had come from Rome to Florence so wanted a break from being in a city for a bit! you also get a nice amount of free time to chill and its good that you have the option of whether to do the hike or not, we chose not to and it meant we could have a relax and a drink in the next town until everyone got back from the hike, a great day overall! thank you!

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23 May 2022

This was an exhausting but rewarding day. If you have time to spend a couple of nights in the Cinque Terre , great but if not this is a good plan b. Wear comfortable shoes. Our guides Mano & Gabriel worked tirelessly for over 13 hours to keep us informed, on track & entertained. They were v impressive .

21 May 2022

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