Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

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  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Firenze, Italy
  • Product code: 6367CINQUE
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Stop At: Florence, Florence, Tuscany

Make the most of your time in Cinque Terre... Meet your tour guide at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal early in the morning. Piazzale Montelungo is located 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella train station. Find your seat on the comfortable coach bus, sit and relax, and prepare to depart for your journey to the nearby coastline! The drive to Cinque Terre will take about two hours. Throughout the drive, your guide will entertain you with plenty of interesting information about the famous views and villages on the way, as well as Cinque Terre and what to expect upon arrival. If you have any questions, your guide will be there to assist you.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Stazione La Spezia Centrale, Piazzale Medaglie D'oro Al Valor Militare, 19122, La Spezia Italy

After about two hours, you will arrive in La Spezia, the closest city to Cinque Terre. Here, your bus driver will drop off the group at the train station. Your guide will lead the group through the small train station, and your group will get on the first train to Manarola. The train takes about ten minutes, and then you will arrive in the stunning coastal town!

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Manarola is an ancient fishing village famous for its brightly colored homes and pristine white wine! Enjoy marvelous views of its sparkling blue sea, the impeccable homes stacked upon each other, and the green grapevines towering in the distance. Your guide will happily point out the best viewpoints for photos (Manarola is very famous on Instagram, its views are incomparable!). You will have about an hour of free time to explore this picturesque town as you please.

Duration: 1 hour

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

From Manarola, your guide will lead you back to the train station to head to the nearby town of Vernazza. The train will take less than ten minutes, and then you will have about 1 hour of free time in this lovely waterfront town. Make your way to the small, picturesque harbor, also called "the Pearl of Cinque Terre." If you are lucky, you will witness the local fisherman arriving back from their morning fishing in small blue boats. Enjoy the characteristic (and famous) views of Vernazza's emerald water and colorful homes. Spend some time strolling through the ancient streets smelling of fresh focaccia and pesto. If you need any recommendations, your guide will be happy to help!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monterosso al Mare, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Liguria

The train ride to Monterosso will take about ten minutes. When you arrive, your guide will give plenty of recommendations for how you can spend your time in Monterosso. This historic fishing town is most famous for its wide, white sand beaches with crystal-clear water. Spend some time exploring the ancient town and indulging in some pesto pasta or delicious seafood for lunch. Then, find a spot on the pristine coastline to relax under the sun, take a dip in the incredible sea, and take some memorable photos! You will have three hours of free time in Monterosso.

Duration: 3 hours

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

Meet your guide at the small pier in Monterosso, and they will lead you to a boat. Find a comfortable seat and enjoy a journey of about forty-five minutes by sea. The picturesque boat ride will allow you to see the towns of Cinque Terre from a waterfront perspective... the incredible views from the bright, blue sea are unforgettable! When you arrive at the natural port of Riomaggiore, you will be welcomed by more brightly colored homes stacked on striking cliffs. Enjoy about an hour of free time to explore the beachy alleyways, purchase any last-minute artisanal souvenirs, and admire the lovely views. When it is time to depart, you will see the sun starting to settle and what seems like gold flakes over the sea, as small boats pull into the port after their days at sea.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stazione La Spezia Centrale, Piazzale Medaglie D'oro Al Valor Militare, 19122, La Spezia Italy

Your train back to La Spezia will take less than ten minutes. Follow your guide back to the bus, where you will depart for Florence.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Florence, Florence, Tuscany

Relax on the comfortable, air conditioned bus after your incredible day of exploration and beauty. You will arrive back in Florence in the early evening.

Duration: 2 hours


Inclusions

  • Roundtrip journey by fully-fitted GT Coach
  • Expert multilingual escort
  • Free time in Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso,Vernazza (the only village not included is Corniglia)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Trains and boat in 5 Terre (not included in case you select the A/R escorted transfer option)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of the villages - Kinldy note that your tour leader will give explanations during the bus trip, while on each village you will be given free time for independent sightseeing
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Trains and boat in 5 Terre are not included in case you select the A/R escorted transfer option

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

See availability.

Departure Point:

Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy

Departure time

07:00 AM

Duration

12 hours 30 minutes(approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Kindly note that the bus will drop you off in La Spezia or Manarola. Then you will move from one village to the other by train and boat. You will meet again your bus by the end of the day to make your way back to Florence.

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Kindly note that the Cinque Terre A/R Escorted Transfer option does not include train and boat tickets. At the beginning of the day, you will be dropped off at La Spezia, and you will have free time for the whole day in the Cinque Terre National Park. You will meet again your bus at La Spezia Centrale in the afternoon. This option only includes a roundtrip transportation by GT coach to the Cinque Terre and back as well as live commentary during the bus trip.

Please note that the boat ride will be available from April 1st until October 31st

In the case of bad weather or rough sea, the boat between Monterosso and Riomaggiore will not operate. In this case, the boat will be replaced by a train route

Please note that the given order of the visits may change

All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

HIGH SEASON (From April 1st until October 31st): this tour is always available in English and Spanish. Other languages are confirmed as follows: GERMAN: Friday - min 2 pax FRENCH: Wednesday, Sunday - min 2 pax PORTUGUESE: Monday - min 2 pax ITALIAN: Saturday - min 2 pax

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 63 travelers

Posted By : pebblecox
Fabulous, can really recommend this. We considered doing the trip by ourselves, but this just took all the worry and thinking out of the day. A 2hr coach trip to La Spezia then the guides took you on the trains and boat to 4 of the villages. No need to worry about train tickets or times, everything was done for you. There was plenty of time to explore the villages and to get lunch, which you could book with the tour company. The guides were excellent, particularly yellow umbrella man, loved his 'song' to let you know when to get off the train.
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Posted On : 2022-11-20


Posted By : cecepollin
Sandro and Francesca were a wonderful team. Sandro was knowledgeable, extremely well organised, and a lot of fun. He kept everyone on track in a most positive way. We were able to maximise every minute on this trip involving bus and train transportation. I highly recommend this tour.
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Posted On : 2022-11-17


Posted By : Maria_R
it was a great tour but definitely need to be able be healthy and able to walk and climb up and down stairs.
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Posted On : 2022-11-16


Posted By : LiYa_S
It’s a fuzz free way to get to Cinque Terre from Florence. Guide was helpful and tell you about the best spots for photographs.
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Posted On : 2022-11-15


Posted By : Bill_E
Our guide Elizabeth was knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. She made the trip a little more enjoyable with her insights and observations. I would highly recommend this adventure to anyone who loves to be at peace in a seaside setting.
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Posted On : 2022-11-14


Posted By : Maurice_J
Excellent trip! Elizabeth was simply the best. Excellent communication each step of the way. You can tell she wanted the attendees to leave the trip with memorable experiences. Well done! (Our driver got us there safe and sound). Id highly recommend this trip. (USA-TX).
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Posted On : 2022-11-13


Posted By : EC_M
We're glad we selected the tour that took the train between the 4 towns of the Cinque Terra. It gave us a little extra time in each of the towns and a little 'rest time' on the train
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Posted On : 2022-11-12


Posted By : HafodBlueMountains
This trip buses you to La Spezia where you catch the train to 4 of the 5 towns, having time in each for photos, shops and refreshments. Very efficient use of time and Roberto our guide was really well organised to make sure we got the most from the day. Good quality lunch option too.
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Posted On : 2022-11-09


Posted By : Stephanie_O
My husband, son and I did this trip. It did not disappoint. We went in November and the weather was perfect and the crowds were small. We even put our feet in the water.
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Posted On : 2022-11-09


Posted By : Irina_G
Amazing trip, well organized. Jacob was out guide. We were transferred to 4 villages out of 5. We had enough time in all locations. Beautiful places. Highly recommend!
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Posted On : 2022-11-06