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From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

1. From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

Join an adventure to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre. Explore these 5 secluded villages built onto seaside cliffs, connected to one another only by paths, boats, or trains. Your trip begins early in the morning when you’ll meet your guide in Florence to begin the picturesque drive to the first village. Along the way, your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the region. After you arrive, the rest of the day’s activities are up to you. With the whole day free, it’s up to you as to where you go or how you spend your time. Take a scenic boat or train transfers to the 4 other villages of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and Corniglia. Wander the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely-packed, pastel-colored houses rising up from the coast. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for white sand and crystal clear waters. Or enjoy a leisurely Italian lunch, overlooking the dramatic cliffs. After a full day hopping between the charming villages, you’ll board the bus for the journey back to Florence.

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From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Cruise Shore Excursion

2. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Cruise Shore Excursion

Once you arrive at the port of La Spezia, meet your tour leader at the cruise terminal. Take a 20-minute walk to arrive at the train station from where you will begin your adventure. On the walk, you will discover the beautiful city center of La Spezia. Trains are undoubtedly the ideal means of transportation to explore the area, in just 15 minutes, passing through the sheer heights of the Ligurian Sea, you will reach Vernazza, one of the most colorful villages in the area. Here you can enjoy some free time in this picturesque village, characterized by pastel-colored houses with beautiful views of crystal clear waters. The second stop will be Monterosso, the largest of the Cinque Terre villages, which also owns a stunning beach characterized by fine white sand and a clear and transparent sea. Here you will have a surprise reserved for you, a tasting of delicious Limoncino in a traditional shop. This exquisite liqueur is ideal to toast for the wonderful day that you are spending, immersed in the nature, colors, and flavors of this fascinating and unique land. After having some free time in Monterosso, take the train to Riomaggiore, the last stop before coming back to La Spezia. This small village, like the other four, offers breathtaking views of the coast, as well as glimpses of the daily lives of the fishermen with their traditional boats that you will see tied to the port. Also, choose the best starting point for you: the cruise port or the train station.

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Cinque Terre: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

3. Cinque Terre: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Make a beautiful meal and a beautiful memory with a market tour and home-cooked dinner hosted by a local chef. Arrive at the home of your expert cook. Explore the market and shop like a local. Learn how to recognize the best produce. Afterward, return to your host’s home and enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Gain insight into Italian cuisine as your host reveals the secrets of her family’s cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes. Once the food is ready, sit down at an authentic Italian dinner. Enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you share a delicious meal together. Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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From Florence: Full-Day Private Cinque Terre w/ Pisa

4. From Florence: Full-Day Private Cinque Terre w/ Pisa

In Manarola, explore myriads of narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the man-made beauty of the Cinque Terre. Then reach Vernazza on a shared boat ride from where you’ll be able to appreciate the natural beauty of the Cinque Terre. At Vernazza, enjoy free time for lunch and wander around this enchanting little town. The town of Vernazza, dominated by the terraced slopes of the surrounding hills, boast a delightful harbor area, beach, and a fascinating labyrinth of back alleys to explore. Not to mention numerous viewing points from which photographers can capture the beauty of the towns and its location. After spending a captivating day on this tour before heading back to Florence or your chosen location, you will drive up to Corniglia, the only Cinque Terre town not located directly on the water. Corniglia is the ideal place to finish this day tour of the Cinque Terre as you can enjoy some of the best views of the Cinque Terre from the town belvedere while exploring this enchanting medieval town. On the way back to Florence, make a stop in Pisa for stunning photos of the leaning tower in Piazza dei Miracoli. 

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Cinque Terre Private Day Trip from Florence or Livorno

5. Cinque Terre Private Day Trip from Florence or Livorno

Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence city center on a full-day tour of the charming villages of Cinque Terre, world famous for its dramatic coastline and terraced towns of painted houses. Following a pick-up from your hotel (or Livorno Port for cruise ship passengers), drive across the rolling hills of Tuscany and past the Carrara marble quarries en route to Riomaggiore. Your driver will tell the history and explain the traditions of the area along the way. Upon arrival in Riomaggiore, look at the boats in the marina, and stroll the colorful streets to browse the local shops. Continue to Manarola, a picture-postcard village of painted houses surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Transfer by boat (in season) or train to Vernazza, considered the “Pearl of Cinque Terre.” Stop for lunch (own expense) in any of the restaurants on the waterfront. Sample the local cuisine along with a glass of Cinque Terre wine, produced in the region since the 11th century. After lunch, drive along the impressive coast road to Corniglia, the smallest of the 5 villages and the only one that can barely be reached by sea. See the vineyards on the terraces of the Cinque Terre hills, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area before your transfer back to Florence (or Livorno Port).

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From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Lunch

6. From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Lunch

Travel to one of the most magical places in Italy and discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meet your expert tour guide in Florence and hop on the minibus to Manarola. Enjoy the iconic views and indulge in an optional lunch. Visit four charming seaside villages perched high on the Italian Riviera by train and boat. Jump off the minibus at Manarola and take pictures of the charming fishing village. See the stunning viewpoint and taste the famous local wine. Next, head to Vernazza known as the colorful gem of the Cinque Terre. Take pictures as you stroll through the picturesque streets and harbor. Next stop, visit Monterosso and enjoy a dip in the sea. Finish your day on a high at Riomaggiore, the region's favorite postcard view. Admire the romantic sunset, the glowing houses, and the sparkling sea. You will return by minibus to Florence with amazing memories and priceless photos.

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From Florence: 4-Day Tuscany Highlights Tour

7. From Florence: 4-Day Tuscany Highlights Tour

Day 1: After checking in to your hotel, begin your day with a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and learn more about the oldest and most famous art collection in the world.  Following the Uffizi, join a tour of Florence's most iconic streets and squares with a professional guide. Stroll through the stunning Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Old Bridge, the Signoria Square with its replica of Michelangelo’s David, the Republic Square and more. Day 2: Crossing the beautiful Chianti hills, arrive at the walled town of Monteriggioni. Drink in the town's century-old history and relive the Medieval atmosphere before continuing to Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture, and enjoy a light lunch in a cozy restaurant where you can try traditional Tuscan products.  Next, drive to San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its wine. At the end of the day, head to the Chianti area and marvel at its picture-perfect landscapes. Sample the region's best red wine in a rustic wine estate along with home-made aperitifs and olive oil tastings. Day 3: After breakfast, begin the journey to Cinque Terre National Park for an unforgettable day in one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Discover five villages suspended between sea and land, where you can sunbathe or swim in one of the area's many beaches before taking the boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a small natural port. Day 4 Today, enjoy a guided tour of the Florentine Dome and enjoy panoramic views of the entire city from its peak. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia, where you can see Michelangelo's masterpiece, David.

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Cinque Terre: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, Dinner

8. Cinque Terre: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, Dinner

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Cinque Terre

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 151 reviews

We had a wonderful day in the Cinque Terre! Constantino & the team made everything very pleasant & easy. There was great communication before the tour and Constantino was very clear with his instructions on the day, so we always knew exactly where we needed to be, & where to go in each village, depending on our tastes & priorities. We had a lovely swim at Monterosso and at Vernazza, while others enjoyed a longer lunch or just walking in the villages. I’d definitely recommend this tour. Thank you for a wonderful day!

The trip was organised by CiaoFlorence and our guide Constantino was pure gold. Quite relaxed, fluent in English, Spanish, French (besides his beautiful Italian mother tongue), full of plenty of jokes that cracked us up the whole journey.

James and Irina were awesome. They went above and beyond for us to have a great experience. They even surprised us with a mini photoshoot at Pisa for our anniversary. Would absolutely do another tour with them again in Italy.

The guide we hap was very nice and professional. He explain in detail to us everything we need to know and he speak perfect English. We are very thankful to have you as our guide. Thank you Lorenzo for the wonderful trip.

I also had the advantage via wasshap of communicating in French with the organizers