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The Cinque Terre - Small Group Tour from Florence

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Key Highlights

  • See some of Italy’s finest scenery on this tour
  • Explore the picturesque villages of Manarola, Vernazza and Corniglia
  • A cruise along the coastline is included
  • This is a small group tour which makes for an intimate yet sociable experience
  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide and conducted in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 16 - 31 Oct 16: Daily
    01 Nov 16 - 31 Dec 16: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    01 Jan 17 - 31 Jan 17: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
    01 Feb 17 - 31 Mar 17: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday


    10 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from outside the Cafe Paskowski in Piazza Repubblica where you will find your guide holding a sign with name of the tour written on it.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour returns to the original point of departure

  • Overview & Itinerary


    The aura of isolation that has surrounded the five small ancient coastal villages known as the ""Cinque Terre” has made this unique area of Italy very popular with visitors.

    Take in the dramatic coastal views of the villages that lie between the mountain and the sea. See the mighty cliffs, explore the narrow alleys of the villages and taste the local wines.

    Discover Manarola with its narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares. Stroll through the pretty village of Vernazza. With its large open harbour, castle and church, it conjures up all the magic of the Cinque Terre. Soak in the dramatic coastline framed against the hills. Visit Corniglia, another locale of considerable picturesque beauty, emblematic of the beauty of Cinque Terre.


    Meet the tour at Cafe Paskowski in Piazza Repubblica at the scheduled time. You will be driven from Florence into Liguria, through Tuscany. Enjoy scenic views on a comfortable drive that offers great photo opportunities.

    Your first stop will be in the Cinque Terre village of Manarola where you can take in the spectacular scenic beauty of the land and coast. One of the oldest villages of Cinque Terre, Manarola with its narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares epitomizes the beauty of the area. You can also sample some renowned local wine at a cozy wine bar (not included in the tour package).

    After Manarola, the next stop is Vernazza. Meet your tour at a pre-arranged time for a shared boat ride to the village of Vernazza. During the boat ride, feast your eyes on the dramatic coastline from the water, framed against the hills. Arguably the most picturesque of the five villages, you can spend time at Vernazza strolling through the pretty village and exploring its large open harbor, castle and church. Enjoy a relaxing lunch (not included in the tour package) at one of the open-air restaurants that lines the waterfront or wander through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.

    After Vernazza, you will be driven to Corniglia, another locale of considerable picturesque beauty. After the tour, you will be driven back to the original point of departure. You can make your own way back to the hotel or continue sightseeing on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English-speaking driver-cum-guide
    • Transport (Mercedes minibus or similar)
    • Tickets for the boat ride along the Cinque Terre
    • Entrance fees to the Coastal Footpath along the Cinque Terre
    • Aperitif with wine and bruschettas (substituted with Italian ice cream in summer months)


    • Lunch
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    This is a small group tour and operates with a maximum 8 passengers per person. However a minimum of 5 are required to operate the tour. If you book this tour and the minimum of 5 passengers is not met you will be given the option to move to another departure or a full refund will be given.

    Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the local activity operator’s name written on it.

    Aperitif will be offered in winters and Italian ice cream in summers; will be in either Vernazza or Corniglia.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Absolutely breathtaking

      A great guide - knowledgeable, friendly and down to earth. Gave us info about all aspects of Florence. Cinque Terre is beautiful and the drive up there is stunning....

      Antonia Caridi
    • Cinque Terre 21 July 3013

      Very good experience. Tour operator was on time for both departure and return to Florence. Guide Iberio volunteered to drop us off close to our hotel on return, which made it...

      Bradley O Cottrell

      This small group tour, was just fantastic, well organised, lovely air-conditioned vehicle, excellent drive, friendly, knowledgeable, friendly. Definitely recommend....

      Marlene harrison
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