The Best of Cinque Terre Tour

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Artviva

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  • 10-11 hours
  • Exploration Tour
  • Cinque Terre, Italy

5 Seaside Villages

See some of the Mediterranean’s most stunning seaside villages that comprise the Cinque Terre (‘Five Lands’) in this fantastic one-day, guided trek along the Italian Riviera.

Hillside groves and vineyards

This fabulous day-long walking tour passes through pretty hillside olive groves and vineyards perched along the picturesque Ligurian coast.

Stunning seaside views

See stunning views of the sea as your Cinque Terre tour guide takes you to the best of the Cinque Terre village towns.

Manarola

On this one-day Cinque Terre tour from Florence, visit the quaint village of Manarola, allowing for an exploration of what is officially considered one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. With a cluttering of citrus-colored tower-houses, this town looks almost edible!

Riomaggiore

Visit exquisite Riomaggiore, where you will be able to soak up the atmosphere of this lively yet relaxed seaside village. Catch the local train to Monterosso, the windows framing spectacular views of the Ligurian seaside, including capturing the breathtaking sight of Corniglia, as we head to the next port of call along the Cinque Terre.

Monterosso

In Monterosso, see ‘Il Gigante’ – the Giant carved into a cliff-face who has spent centuries enjoying spectacular coastal views over the Monterosso sea.

Vernazza

Reach Vernazza, home to a castle built in the 1400’s to protect the Cinque Terre village from pirate attacks.

Weather permitting, you will also catch the local ‘battello’ boat* between two of the villages.

Meeting Time

Public  Tour Meets:
8.15am each Monday and Thursday starting right after Easter and ending at the end of October.

Private Tours:
8am or 8:30am meet on any day

Meeting Point

Public Tour Meeting point:
Our Office at Via de’ Sassetti, 1 in the heart of Florence

Private Tour Meeting Point:
You may choose to meet at your accommodation location in the historical centre of Florence. We will pick you up there. No need to add an add on transfer.

Maximum Participants

Public Tour Minimum participants:
4 persons

Public Tour Maximum participants:
7 persons

Weather

Tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary depending on weather conditions and seasonal availability.

Dress Code

Casual, comfortable shoes

Fitness Requirement

You must be of an average fitness and health level to do this tour. The tour includes walking on mixed terrain, plus the coastal villages visited have sloping paths and stairs.

Prices Includes

  • Return transportation from Florence
  • Transportation between villages by local train and boat
  • Typical Ligurian lunch with wine
  • Expert guide

Prices Excludes

  • Tips
  • Extra courses
  • Extra drinks
  • Snacks

Highlights

  • Enjoy private small-bus transfer from Florence to the Cinque Terre with a delightful English-speaking guide
  • Experience some of the Mediterranean’s most stunning seaside villages on a one-day tour along the Italian Riviera
  • Visit 4 of the best Cinque Terre village towns by train, boat and on foot, seeing the 5th from a unique vantage point
  • Pass pretty hillside olive groves and vineyards perched along the picturesque Ligurian coast
  • Savour a restaurant lunch featuring typical Ligurian cuisine and wine
  • Your tour guide will also point out the best eateries for other delicious local treats
  • Spy a Castle built in the 1400s to protect the coastal village against pirate attacks
  • Pass through Tuscany’s picturesque countryside as postcard perfect scenery flashes by

Please Note

Children under 12 years are not allowed on the shared small-group tour.
This tour involves a 30 minute walk over mixed terrain so comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are advised. *Tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary in accordance with weather, seasonal availability, safety conditions and local ordinances.
^A trek along the famous Via dell’Amore – the ‘path of love’ – adorned with dedications to Greek and Roman gods shall be included when access is open to the public (being that may be closed due to works underway following a landslide in September, 2012).
For any dietary restrictions, please make a note in the Notes section so we can inform the kitchen and do our best to accommodate your requirements.

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