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Firenze, Italy
Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence

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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Fall for the charm of the Cinque Terre, a coastal region of cliff-clinging villages and dramatic seaside views. On this full-day small-group tour, experience the scenic parts of the region with a driver-tour escort and learn about the UNESCO-listed region’s history. Take a boat ride between Manarola and Vernazza and get free time to explore both locations on foot. Make stops in local wine bars and restaurants to sip some regional varietals and eat a traditional Italian lunch (both at own expense). This tour operates with a limited number of participants to ensure an intimate atmosphere. Round-trip transportation from Florence is included.
  • Small-group day trip to the Cinque Terre villages from Florence
  • Stop for lunch in beautiful Vernazza at your own expense
  • Explore Manarola by foot or relax in a cafe or bar
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
Driver-tour escort
Shared coastal boat ride (if weather permits!) or Coastal train ride from Manarola to Vernazza
Enjoy an ice cream in spring/summer and an aperitif with wine and bruschetta in winter in either Corniglia or Vernazza
Visit three amazing villages in the Cinque Terre area: Manarola, Vernazza and Corniglia
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drink, unless specified
Piazza della Repubblica, 43R , Piazza della Repubblica, 43R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Point: Piazza della Repubblica, central Florence Directions: Outside the Cafe Paskowski in Piazza della Repubblica; you will see your driver-tour escort holding a sign with the name of the tour

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your driver-tour escort and small tour group at the Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence. Board a comfortable tour vehicle and depart for Cinque Terre, a collection of five postcard-perfect fishing hamlets that hug a rugged coastal stretch of the Italian Riviera.

Travel through Tuscany and into the Liguria region for your initial stop in the village of Manarola. Pause for fantastic photo ops of the coastline and the cerulean ocean beyond, then stroll through the narrow alleys and quaint squares of the town itself, one of the oldest in Cinque Terra. Sip a glass or two of the region's famous wines at a charming local wine bar (own expense). 

Departing Manarola, meet your tour escort at a prearranged location to board your boat to Vernazza. During your scenic boat journey, sit back and view the coast gliding by with rolling hills as the backdrop. 

Go ashore in Vernazza after cruising through the picturesque open harbor. Use your free time to walk around, visit the village's castle and church. Stop at one of the many waterfront restaurants for a traditional Italian lunch (own expense).

Following your time in Vernazza, climb into a tour vehicle for a drive through picturesque Corniglia before returning to your starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Borgo Storico di Manarola
Explore Manarola by foot or relax in a cafe or bar. From Manarola enjoy a shared ride along the Cinque Terre
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vernazza
Stop for lunch in beautiful Vernazza at your own expense
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Soak up scenic views from Corniglia
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (children who are under 36 kg/97 pounds or 150 cm/4ft 9 in,must use proper child restraints). We reserve the right to refuse infants or children if we are not notified at the time of the booking and if the car seats brought do not comply with requirements by Italian law.
  • Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre until about the 3rd week of October. When boats are not operative transfer between towns will be by train or by minivan
  • Boats do not operate in bad weather conditions and when the sea is rough. On these occasions transfers between towns is by local coastal train or by minivan.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • All passengers pay the same rate irrespectively from their age
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to museums, galleries and all related tourist venues as well as indoor bars and restaurants, will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity. This doesn’t apply to children less than 12 years old.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Avventure Bellissime
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence.

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  • "This tour requires some walking as the van cannot get into the towns." See review
  • "The tour is small group which is always the best way to do a tour as it is more personalized and easier to hear and enjoy." See review
  • "We would highly recommend this tour; the extra cost was worth it!" See review

Reviews

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1,036 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Such a great views. Great...
Ben_A
, May 2022
Such a great views. Great tour guide very knowledgeable. We had wonderful time visiting Best part was small city name Koronelia
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Client, Thank you so much for your 5 star review about our Small group Cinque terre tour. I totally agree with you, Corniglia offers some of the best views of the Cinque terre: it's also my favourite spot in this amazing area of Italy. Kind Regards, Monica
star-5
Fantastic and a great driver.
Patrick_L
, May 2022
Our trip was fantastic and especially because of our driver Jonathan Paci. Ask For Johnathon if you choose this tour. He speaks many languages and speaks English very well and Frendly. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the areas we visited. This was also a private tour. He was the very best and Cinque Terra was beautiful.
star-5
Cinque Terre is a must!
Michelle_R
, Apr 2022
This tour is amazing and I recommend it to anyone looking to see the area of Cinque Terre. The meeting point is centrally located and easy to get to. Our guide, Giacomo, was awesome. The small group tour is a definite plus. The free time at each location was a plus too. I highly recommend taking this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Client, Thank you so much for posting such a nice review about our Small group tour to the Cinque terre. I'm glad you've enjoyed it and I'll certainly share your comment with Giacomo. Your sincerely, Monica
star-5
Incredible Experience with an Excellent Guide
Andrew_C
, Mar 2022
What an incredible trip! Our driver Gianni was kind, knowledgeable, and a master at navigating the roads through busy Firenze and windy Cinque Terre. We were in a small group and ultimately it almost felt like a private tour. Cinque Terre is well worth the visit with the beautiful landscape and charming shops. This tour made it easy, filling it with fun memories and great conversation. I could not recommend booking this trip with Gianni enough! Ask for him, he’s the best!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Client, Thank you so much for your 5 star review on our Small group Cinque Terre day trip. I will share with words of praise with our driver-guide Gianni that will be very happy to read your comment. Yours sincerely, Monica
star-5
Yaris was outstanding! ...
Robin_K
, Sep 2021
Yaris was outstanding! He led us on a wonderful journey of Cinque Terre. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful and fun.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Robin, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review about your private tour to Cinque Terre and our expert driver-tour escort Yaris. We appreciate your comments and we will certainly forward them to Yaris. Thank you for joining our tour, we look forward to welcoming you on our tours again in the future. Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
star-5
Great day in Cinque Terre
Judith_A
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Yaris, was terrific. He was knowledgeable , personable and extremely helpful. He made sure we saw the best views and was extremely patient in giving everyone time to take photos. It was a lovely day to visit Cinque Terre, and thanks to Yaris, we made the most of it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your 5-star review of our day trip to Cinque Terre from Florence. We have already forwarded your comments to Yaris and we hope to welcome you on our tours again in the future. Thank you for touring with Avventure Bellissime! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
star-5
Jrk
John_K
, Feb 2020
One of the best if not the best tours we have ever been on. Yaris - quite possibly The best guide we have ever had. Very friendly and knowledgeable on all subjects. Would highly recommend this tour and quide to our friends.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth it
Farrah_G
, Feb 2020
This tour is perfect even for a solo traveler! Highly recommended to everyone. Thanks to Jonathan our guide.
star-5
Cinque Terre a must see
Vicky_B
, Feb 2020
Our guide was very informative and easy to understand. There were only 4 in the group which made a nice size. Riding the high road back and looking at each village from above was just breathtaking. Excellent guide and smooth tour.
star-5
Great day in Cinque Terre
Kent_L
, Jan 2020
Our guide Yaris Baldinotti proved to be an extraordinary communicator throughout our tour in Cinque Terre. Yaris provided a geographical, historical, social and economic framework for us to understand and enjoy the nuances of the territory. Yaris ensured all our needs were met at all times (from transportation to additional information and more) highlighting his performance with much charm and chivalry. Overall, Yaris’ practical understanding of his role as representative of Italy’s culture and history in his role of travel industry professional was impressive and outstanding. We learned and enjoyed everything while traveling through the beautiful sites of this area.
star-5
Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence
Marina_T
, Dec 2019
Great experience, small group, guide is very professional, excellent driver. Beginning of December maybe is not best time for visit, but in this period is less tourists and we really enjoyed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommend!
bxg2017
, Nov 2019
We had a wonderful experience with our group and our guide Luca . He was very knowledgeable, friendly,and entertaining. Beautiful views . Great experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
GREAT TOUR!
KATHRYN_W
, Nov 2019
We loved this tour! We went on this tour to have a more personal experience than a large bus. There were only two other people on the tour, and Jonathan was our excellent guide. He was very proficient in English and provided a lot of interesting information. He was extremely knowledgable about the areas we travelled through, from history to geography to food. Cinque Terre is an amazing area, just like you see in pictures! The weather was very rainy and foggy, making it less desirable to see the usual number of villages in Cinque Terre, so Jonathan suggested we make up for it with a visit to Pisa, which was such a great addition to the day. We would highly recommend this tour; the extra cost was worth it! Thank you again to our guide!
star-5
An exceptional touring experience
Mlauxie
, Oct 2019
The morning of the tour, we learned the trip to Cinque Terra was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions - know that all trips there can be cancelled when there are hard rains in that region. Our guide, Giacomo, offered instead a tour of towns in Tuscany - and I’m so glad we agreed. He put together a fabulous itinerary that took us first to Piazzale Michaelangelo where we could snap pictures of Florence. Then onto San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena. He made reservations for us at a wonderful restaurant in Siena and dropped us off at the door. We ended the day with a late afternoon tasting at Monteranaldi Winery. The cities were all amazing - each a different look at the beauty of Italy. Giacomo, though, made the trip very special. He shared his unending historical knowledge of the cities and people throughout the tour and included guidance for us on what to see in each city. He even stopped at each city’s visitor’s bureau and picked us up maps to use on our wanderings. We did have to sit in a traffic jam on the way back and the van had some mechanical issues, but the tour group sent another van to pick us up and delivered us back to Florence. These things happen. Thank you, Giacomo - we’d tour anywhere with you again.
star-5
Great experience
Paradise04832978468
, Oct 2019
Great way to do a first visit to Cinque Terre. Leonardo was our driver and we were 3 other couples that we did not know. Van fits 9 and is comfortable enough. Leonardo was very knowledgable and willing to share information. We were impacted by some weather issues which Leonardo worked around to ensure we were still able to enjoy the experience. Much easier, and safer, than driving yourself. Definitely worth the time and cost.
star-4
Beautiful fishing towns
Gioacchino_C
, Oct 2019
Really professionnel guide, Jonatan was really nice and interesting. We visited three of the five towns and it was enough. We didn't get to do the boat ride because of the bad weather, but it was worthy.
star-5
Magical Place, Wonderful Tour
Robert R
, Oct 2019
James was our tour guide. We had a small group, 8 people, so we drove the 2 hours to Cinque Terre in a nice van that was comfortable. James pointed out interesting attractions and gave us a lot of facts about the area on the way down and back. We visited three of the five gorgeous fishing villages that make up Cinque Terre. Breathtaking views all day long, of the lush mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean. Fabulous day. Complementary gelato!
star-5
Florence Vacation
Nina_T
, Oct 2019
Booked the small group tour which was the best way to go. Total of 8 of us went with our guide, Francesco. It took awhile for him to warm up to us, but once we all stopped talking and started asking him questions he was very knowledgeable and helpful. The day went well, the only disappointment was that the weather did not permit the boats to operate but then we got to experience the trains. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a day trip to Cinque Terre while in Florence.
star-4
Beautiful views not for the physically unfit
Kathy S
, Oct 2019
Of our tours this was my husband and my least favorite tour, but our traveling family members favorite. So here is why. First for me.. this was a small group tour 8 people, in an 8 seat van it was a long 2 hour ride. Second you basically have a driver and not a guide. So you get dumped from town to town with no real idea of what to see and where to go. I prefer guides where along the way you learn about the area. My sister in law however... LOVED IT. She and her husband are avid hikers and loved the challenges of the terrains. As a person of average physical fitness this tour was not challenging for me, but if you have any physical issues Cinque Terre is probably not for you. To sum up my feelings, I am so happy we did this just for the amazing views. But probably not on our list of places we would return too. My in laws however are already planning a trip back to stay here and hike the trails.
star-2
This is not a tour!
Mary_D
, Oct 2019
This is definitely not a tour. This is a transport service. Our driver was prompt, drove safely and left us in the appropriate spots as indicated in the tour. That is the only positive thing I can say. Our guide, Frederico, who didn’t give us his name until we asked barely spoke to us. At Pickup he explained to us the itinerary of the day and that was the last time he spoke to us. During the 2+ hour drive each way he was completely silent. He did not offer any information on the sights we passed or Cinque Terre as we approached the area. He walked us to the appropriate area to catch the train since the boats weren’t running and then picked us up at the designated area. That was the extent of our interaction. He was irritated by the crowds and seemed annoyed at the ticket booth where he had to buy our tkts. This tour was 3x the amount of the other tours to the same area because it offered a tour guide and a small group. It was absolutely not worth the money with this tour guide. If you are thinking of a small group tour with a tour guide make sure you ask ahead of time if the guide plans to actually speak to you. I would not recommend this tour to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Client , Thank you for your feedback and I’m sorry you did not enjoy the tour with our driver–guide Federico . I must say that I am most surprised as although Federico started working for us at the beginning of this year, after being trained on our tour , this is the first time I’m receiving a negative feedback on him as a “ silent guide “ . I will certainly investigate further with Federico as , although I can understand that not all days are the same for any guide and that also guides can have some “ bad” days , your comment deserves to be seriously taken into consideration from us , as it is our mission to deliver good experiences to all our clients .If you come back to Italy , please get in touch with us at tours-italy.com and I’ll be personally very pleased to offer you a complimentary city tour or a very generous discount on any day trip we offer . My Best Regards , Monica

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