Cinque Terre Guided Day Trip from Florence with Optional Vineyards Hike

Get an early start on an amazing day journeying out of Florence, and its man-made masterpieces, because you are off to the Italian seaside. Admire nature’s artistry in Liguria, a spectacular region and home of Cinque Terre – the much acclaimed string of seaside villages along the Italian Riviera. Steep terraces adorned with colorful homes and vineyards, rugged fishermen reeling in their daily catches, and the region’s most famous flavor – pesto. All experiences you can enjoy on this tour.
* Duration: 13 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Get an early start on an amazing day journeying out of Florence, and its man-made masterpieces, because you are off to the Italian seaside. Admire nature’s artistry in Liguria, a spectacular region and home of Cinque Terre – the much acclaimed string of seaside villages along the Italian Riviera. Steep terraces adorned with colorful homes and vineyards, rugged fishermen reeling in their daily catches, and the region’s most famous flavor – pesto. All experiences you can enjoy on this tour.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Obelisco della Piazza dell’Unita italiana, Piazza dell_Unita Italiana, 50123, Florence Italy

Sit back and relax as we take a 2.25 hour ride via comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Your guide will entertain you with tales of the area as you cross two regions: Tuscany and Liguria. Both are rich with history, cultures and traditions that deserve to be told. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to a quaint and comfortable local train. Enjoy the journey along the coast line, breathing in the fresh sea air and admiring a view like no other.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vernazza, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Liguria

The first stop brings you to the town of Vernazza, one of the most stunning places on the West Coast of Italy. You’ll notice fishermen’s boats docked daintily by the beach, colorful homes peppering the scenery, an old house looming on the horizon. It’s quite breathtaking. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful village on your own, seeing what you want, as you wish.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Monterosso, Monterosso, Province of Ancona, Marche

We’ll once again catch the train and continue our journey down the Ligurian coast and stop at Monterosso, the largest town among the Cinque Terre. Dine on a local dish as you please, selecting that which tempts your taste buds most. Stroll, shop, sit, or even swim (don’t forget to pack your swimsuit just in case you’d like to take a dip in the sea, you have plenty of time for it!), the choice is entirely yours.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Manarola, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Liguria

Then it is “all aboard!” as you are taken by train to the charming town of Manarola, characterized by its narrow streets and small square looking out over the sea. It is so picturesque it will seem like you’ve stepped into a Renaissance painting. But it is entirely authentic, we assure you.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Riomaggiore, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Liguria

At this point you’ll be satiated, feeling you’ve seen the prettiest small harbour in the world. But you haven’t. Not quite yet. Not until you reach our final destination, Riomaggiore. Here in this tiny village perched high atop a cliff dropping straight into the sea, you’ll be dazzled with sweeping views of the tiny harbour, full of colourful boats and vibrant natural formations. Once again, take your time to amble around the area on your own and discover everything fate has in store for just you

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: La Spezia, La Spezia, Province of La Spezia, Liguria

Be sure to savour your final sampling of the Liguria region’s famous flavors, including its highly prized pesto, because soon you’ll be back on board the train for a quick ride to your private air-conditioned coach to Florence. Use this return trip to rest while relishing in the wonderful memories just collected on this one-of-a-kind tour. You deserve it.

Duration: 10 minutes