Guided Day Trip to Cinque Terre from Florence with Lunch
Explore the picturesque Cinque Terre coastline in the Italian Riviera. Sit back and relax in a cozy cafe as you gaze across at the turquoise and blue waters of the Mediterranean. Experience beauty undiluted by industrialisation and over-commercialisation in the Cinque Terre.
- Walk along the unspoiled coastline and admire the charm of the small villages and the mighty Mediterranean.
- Take train rides along scenic routes between some of the villages.
- By souvenirs from craftsmen in the villages.
- Experience the wonder of swimming in the Mediterranean.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Cinque Terre is a collection of five villages in the Italian Riviera region that were isolated for centuries due to their peculiar location. Bordered by the Mediterranean on one side and steep slopes and cliffs on the other, it was always a difficult affair to travel to these hamlets from the mainland. These wonderful fishing villages grew without much intervention from the rest of the world, and to this day, they have maintained their enigma and are a source of curiosity for visitors from all over the world.
Cinque Terre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The five villages (Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, Corniglia and Riomaggiore), the surrounding hills, and parts of the Italian Riviera coastline are all part of the heritage site. The people of the village have constructed terraces that go all the way up to the crests of the surrounding cliffs across the rugged landscape. The villagers had also built barricades and defenses to protect Italy from the invading Turks in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
Walking through these villages has a certain dreamy and romantic vibe. The train and boat rides are just as surreal. Let go of all your worries and treat yourself to an experience like no other.
Manarola Village is the first attraction on the itinerary. Marvel at the beautiful hills and vineyards all around the settlement. The radiant houses seem to be a reflection of the lively people of Manarola.
You will then get to experience a fine train ride to Riomaggiore. If the weather permits, you will also get an opportunity to travel to Monterosso by boat. Visit some of the fascinating small shops and linger by the gorgeous beach before moving on to Vernazza by train again. If you wish, you can wade and swim in the sea as well.
Vernazza has many bars, cafes, and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy the stunning view of the bay that seems to melt seamlessly into the expansive sea. Walking on ancient routes that have remained untouched by the wheels of automobiles, gazing at the serene mediterranean throughout the tour and sampling exquisite Italian cuisine makes this tour an opportunity you cannot afford to miss!
- English-speaking tour guide
- GT bus transportation
- Caf Tour & Travel assistance at the meeting point in English
- Train tickets and boat tickets (weather permitting)
- Swim in the Mediterranean Sea
- Lunch at the Cinque Terre
Know Before You Go
- The tour begins at 7:00 AM and is available in all seasons on all days of the week.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.
- The tour lasts for 12 hours.
Strict Cancellation Policy
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
This was our first trip to Italy and the five fishing communities of the Cinque Terre are its most iconic highlight we realised. Totally fabulous
This tour really livens up your senses.
Accommodation in the Cinque Terre is expensive, so we booked well in advance from here to get a good deal on the tour
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.
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 3-minute walk from there will lead you right to the Caf Tour and Travel building.
This tour is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.
Piazzale Montelungo, Yellow Street Sign, Florence