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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
  • 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


    Approx. 10 hours

    Start time

    01 Apr 16 - 31 Oct 16: 08:00am
    01 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17: 09:00am

    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.


    Enjoy a full day tour visiting the beautiful Cinque Terre, the “ Five lands “, a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera punctuated by picturesque small fishing villages.

    Travelling by small 8 passengers vehicles, we’ll start our day visiting the enchanting hamlet Corniglia (only small vehicles can get here) , that clings to an impressive hundred meters high cliff and that we reach by following a panoramic road. On the way up to Corniglia we’ll stop at panoramic viewpoints for spectacular views of the coast . A walk through this delightful hamlet will be followed by an aperitif, wine accompanied by bruschettas at a local wine bar which is included in the price of the tour.

    We then continue our day visiting picturesque Vernazza. With its large open harbour, castle and church, it conjures up all the magic of the Cinque Terre. Here you’ll enjoy free time to walk around and to have an optional lunch ( not included ).

    After 2 hrs in Vernazza, we ‘ll take the shared boat ride to reach Riomaggiore and to enjoy the view of the dramatic coastline from the water ( in condition of bad weather and from 3rd week of October until march , boats do not operate and will be substituted by the coastal train ).

    In Riomaggiore, the most southern village of the Cinque terre , with its tower houses built on a cliff, you will meet again your driver-tour escort. And after a walk through the village in his company you’ll reach Manarola, one of the oldest towns in the cinque terre, by coastal train.

    After having visited the village of Manarola , we’ll make our way back to Florence, where we will arrive at about 7:30pm.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English speaking driver/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


    • 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

    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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