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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.