Get to experience the true beauty of Italy with a unique tour of Cinque Terre from Florence. Explore the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza with this full day tour from Florence. Discover the magnificent sights and heritage of Cinque Terre!
There is nothing better than the VIP Cinque Terre Discovery & Vineyards Escapes to explore a real Italian coastal paradise with the exclusivity of a small-group tour.
This is a complete experience and the only one-day tour to Cinque Terre that will allow you to discover the beauty of the villages while breathing the true relaxed essence of this paradise. A small-group adventure. The personalized attention of a knowledgeable guide. Exclusive escapes from the crowds that will reveal hidden, no touristy, gems. Relaxed savoring of two of the treasures of this region: its cuisine made of ancient traditional recipes and its local unique wines.Departure from the meeting point in the morning, transfer to the North West Riviera with a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.
During the day the guide will introduce guests to this spectacular corner of Italy, famous for its panorama, its wine, its food, beautiful sea and hiking opportunities.This comprehensive exploration will include the visit of some of the most beautiful villages and landscapes of Cinque Terre National Park (a world-heritage protected by UNESCO since 1997) which are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the villages clinging to a remote stretch of the Riviera coastline.
You will enjoy the five-mile-long rocky coast lined by thousands of dry walls built on terraces cultivated with vineyards, and the small medieval fishing villages built on rock. Add to this the incredible color of the sea and the sky and you may understand what paradise the Cinque Terre really is.
Enjoy the most astonishing views either from land and sea, as you stroll along the national park by boat (weather and sea conditions permitting), train, and walking/hiking on the fabulous trails on the cliff (including famous Via dell'Amore - see notes -) in a perfect mix for a memorable experience.
A delicious full lunch with wine in a typical restaurant on the sea is included, thus you will be able to enjoy incredible fresh seafood cooked the Ligurian way, accompanied by some great white wines typical of this region.An amazing boat ride (weather and sea conditions permitting) will be an additional memorable perspective on the Riviera, to take back home with you the most incredible pictures of this day.This experience is a unique opportunity to explore Cinque Terre in a day, also enjoying a few enchanting escapes from the crowds of the villages. You will have the chance to admire the astonishing coastal panorama from a high vantage point, with a very light hike on an almost leveled trail through seaside vineyards, with almost no one else except your small group walking on it. Natural amphitheaters of luxuriant vineyards will disclose to your eyes and senses, facing the sea and the open horizon, and you will learn about the unique peculiarities of grape harvesting (that often include incredible steep mono-rails through the vineyards) and wine production of this region
If you are looking for something that is more within your budget, take a look at the Group tour of the Cinque Terre (with a maximum of 50 passengers on the bus), departing from Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca and Montecatini, and with the pick-up service included!
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
The Via Dell'Amore is temporarily closed to the public due to a mud slide that has made it inaccessible.
The actual itinerary inside the Cinque Terre National Park may slightly vary depending on weather and trail conditions.
Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
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.
We suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!) as well as hat and sunscreen.