10 hoursStart time
Start time: 08030h (08:00am), 0830h (08:30am) or 0900h (09:00am).
(Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)
Duration: 10 hours
From centrally located hotels in Florence. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)Ending Point
You will be returned to your hotel in Florence
Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel for this private tour. You will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle as you visit some the towns of Cinque Terre.
Arriving at Riomaggiore, the tour begins with an easy walk along the famous “Lovers Walk” trail, which affords magnificent views of the coastline.
At Manarola, tour the most photogenic of the five villages. Explore a myriad of narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares. Perhaps take time-out from your tour of the Cinque Terre to taste some local wines at a cosy wine-bar.
Continue by boat to Vernazza, the town faces onto the water and the large open harbour, castle and church conjures up all the magic of the Cinque Terre. Your guide will recommend a very good restaurant for an open-air lunch overlooking the water. Alternatively you can enjoy a stroll through the back-streets of the town or above the harbour to enjoy splendid views along the coast.
The last of the villages you will visit is Corniglia. This is the only one of the Cinque Terre towns not located directly on the coast. From the town’s belvedere, you can enjoy some of the best views of the Cinque Terre. The terraced hills are covered with vineyards that remind visitors of Corniglia's famous wine that has been produced here since ancient times.
Return to Florence in the afternoon. You will be dropped off at your hotel.
Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, at least a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it
Public boats operate subject to weather conditions. when boats are not operative transfers between villages is by coastal train or minivan.
Boats are never operative between last week of October and March
Luca made it a memerable trip....John Canepa