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Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence

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Firenze, Italy

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drink, unless specified
Piazza della Repubblica, 43R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

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Returns to original departure point
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.
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:  
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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Avventure Bellissime

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
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.
What is the social distancing policy during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
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.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
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.
What is the maximum group size during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Swimming in the sea is a terrific option, especially when it is hot, so bring a bathing suit and towel." See review
  • "It is A LOT of walking down steep steps so I would recommend wearing sneakers or even hiking shoes." See review
  • "This tour requires some walking as the van cannot get into the towns." See review


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, 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.
Worth it
, Feb 2020
This tour is perfect even for a solo traveler! Highly recommended to everyone. Thanks to Jonathan our guide.
Cinque Terre a must see
, 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.
Great day in Cinque Terre
, 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.
Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence
, 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.
Highly recommend!
, 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!
, 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!
An exceptional touring experience
, 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.
Great experience
, 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.
Beautiful fishing towns
, 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.

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