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Escorted Full Day Tour of Cinque Terre from Florence

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Walk along the enchanting rugged coastline of Cinque Terre and soak in the culture of the charming fishing villages. Savour a piquant local lunch in the beautiful port city of Monterosso. This is a truly unique tour that takes you through the heart of rural Italy.

Highlights

  • Visit five different fishing villages that overlook the sea.
  • Relish local delicacies in Monterosso as you take in the divine seaside scenery.
  • Visit Manorola, the port that's been rescued from the sea by two big rocks.
  • Dive into the waters of the Mediterranean and enjoy a lovely swim.
  • Journey to the quaint village of Vernazza in a comfortable train along a beautiful route.
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The Italian term Cinque Terre translates to ‘Five Lands’. It is used to refer to the five villages that line the coast and make up the Liguria region on the Italian Riviera - Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore. The Cinque Terre National Park comprises of these hamlets, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Due to little to no corporate development in the region, the villages here retained their rustic beauty. Over the centuries, terraces were built all the way up to the top of the cliffs on the rugged landscape by the villagers. The charm of the place is further enhanced by the fact that no cars or buses can reach some of these places. Boats, trains and narrow pathways are the only means of transport. Historically, these villages held strong against Turkish assaults back in the 16th Century by building barricades and towers. It was not until the 19th Century that the villages of Cinque Terre were brought out of their isolation through the construction of an extensive railway network. Except for Monterosso, none of the other hamlets considered fishing their defining occupation until the 1970s. There is a strange charm about the place that makes visiting these villages extremely compelling.

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Your Experience

Your tour will begin at the picturesque Cinque Terre village of Manarola. After you have looked around and clicked a few photos, you will board a train that will take you on the scenic route to Riomaggiore. From here, you can take a boat to the village of Monterosso. Dive into the Mediterranean and enjoy a short swim before returning to the village for lunch. Considering the fact that all these villages lie in the mediterranean region, it comes as no surprise that the local cuisine, which largely includes seafood, is simply irresistible. Delicacies like Monterosso's anchovies and pesto sauce are treats to savour. There are many small shops that are interesting to explore in this village.

From Manarola, you will take a brief train ride to Vernazza. Enjoy the delightful view of the sea and the cliffs as you sit in a cozy bar or cafe. Finally, a train from Vernazza will bring you back to La Spezia, and your tour will be at an end.

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Inclusions

  • Transport in an air-conditioned van to and from the Cinque Terre
  • Lunch in a typical local restaurant
  • Transport costs for the entire day
  • If the weather permits, a boat ride across the Cinque Terre Bay
  • Tour leader for the entire trip
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Know Before You Go

Timings

The tour begins at 7:00 AM and is available from April to November on all days of the week. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure. The tour lasts for 12 hours.

Guide Languages

  • English and Spanish - Everyday
  • Portuguese on Monday
  • French on Sunday
  • Italian on Saturday and Sunday
  • German on Friday
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Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. You can show your mobile or printed voucher along with some valid photo ID before the tour commences.

Meeting Point

Piazzale Montelungo - Caf Tour and Travel - Gray Line Yellow Street Sign

How to Get There

Use the autobus, and get off at the San Marco Rettorato. A 2-minute walk from there will lead you right to the Caf Tour and Travel building.

Validity

This tour is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.

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Where?

Piazzale Montelungo, Caf Tour & Travel - Gray Line Yellow Street Sign, Florence

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