Small Group Tour

Small group day trip to Cinque Terre from Florence

Key Details

  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Departure Time: 8.00AM
  • Language: English
  • Tour Type: Small Group Tour
  • Departure Location: Florence
  • Availability:View Calendar

Do This Because

  • SMALL GROUP - MAX 25 PARTICIPANTS (OR LESS): No crowds, No rush, and more personalized experience
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre
  • See the breathtaking views of the Ligurian coast, one of Italy's most famous destinations
  • Experience the local train/boat to move through the villages
  • Guided visit of Manarola Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare
  • Enjoy free time to shop, dine or relax on the beach in Monterosso al Mare
  • Tour is in English only; you will not listen to the same things in 3 or more different languages

What To Expect

Visit the breathtaking area of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO Heritage site and one of Italy's most famous destinations: five miles of spectacular rocky coast, vineyards, medieval fishing villages built on cliffs; add to this the incredible colour of the sea and the sky, and you may understand why this is a much desired destination.
Using the local train/boat and accompanied by your experienced tour guide you will see Manarola Vernazza and Monterosso.
In Monterosso, you will also have free time for lunch, buy souvenirs, have gelato, or just relax on the beach


Full Description

Your small group tour to Cinque Terre from Florence, will start meeting with the other participants. During the 2 hours drive, from the highway, you will also have the chance to admire the white Alpi Apuane famous for the marble that gave life to masterpieces of the Italian world-renowned architecture and sculpture.
On your arrival at the Cinque Terre, your idea about these incredible lands will turn into reality! The blue sky and the blue sea blend all in one; vines fill up the steep slopes, proof of a constant human work that has never give up to the nature of the territory. Accompanied by your guide who will introduce you to secrets and stories about this particular and complex area and using the local train and boat, you will see Manarola (the “quietest” of the five towns), Vernazza (the most picturesque of the towns) and Monterosso al Mare
Once in Monterosso al Mare, it’s time to relax! Here you will have free time for lunch (not included), admire the ancient churches, buy souvenirs, have a gelato, or just relax on the beach (even take a dip in the crystalline waters).
At the end of the day, you will drive back to Florence, where you will arrive in the late afternoon.


    Prices for small group tours are per person
    - Adult - Euro 129.00
    - Youth (8-12) - Euro 79.00
    Infants and younger than 8 years, are not allowed on this tour

What's Included

  • SMALL GROUP - MAX 25 PARTICIPANTS (OR LESS): No crowds, No rush, and more personalized experience
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Roundtrip transportation by AC & fully equipped vehicle with free wi-fi on board
  • A professional and experienced guide with you for the whole day
  • Departure from a centrally located meeting point in Florence
  • Locat train/boat tickets to move through the villages
  • Guided visit of Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso
  • Free time to visit Monterosso

What's Not Included

  • Hotel Pick-up/drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional and entirely at the client's discretion)

Where And When

We cannot hold the tour for late arrivals, it would be disrespectful to other guests. Please check the directions, in advance, and if you need further info, ask us as soon as possible, and not at the last minute, as it could be too late to join the tour. If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point, for any reason, refunds will not be issued. It is not possible to join the group after it has started. Arrive at the right check-in time, or a few minutes earlier, is the best way to enjoy the experience from the beginning, maintaining the good mood of the group.

Piazzale Montelungo (Montelungo Square), at the bottom of the highest red-brick building, opposite to the parking lot.
It takes approx. 8 minutes by walk, from the Florence SMN Train Station.
If you are not familiar with the area, allow plenty of time.

(late arrivals are considered as a no-show)

Please click the link below for detailed directions

At the check-in time, your guide will hold a sign with CINQUE TERRE on it.
If you arrive in advance (good idea) and you cannot recognize your guide, do not panic, your guide will be there at 7:45am.

7:00pm (approx.)
However, if you have to reserve other activities, train tickets, restaurants, etc., allow plenty of time because we cannot predict delays due to heavy traffic or unforeseen circumstances

We remain at your complete disposal for any further info/clarification you may need, and we wish to offer you a memorable experience

Things To Note

Language: tour is in English only; no confusion with multiple languages
Group size: tour runs with minimum 6 and max 25 participants.
(in the rare event, the minimum is not reached, we will contact you in advance, so if our alternatives don't fit your schedule, we refund you fully and you'll have plenty of time to find suitable options)
Group tour: this is a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the regular pace of the group. If you have limited mobility, please consider our private version of the tour, for your best enjoyment
Activity level: moderate/active: given the hilly nature and uneven ground of this location, you must be of a good fitness and health level to join; the tour is not accessible for people with mobility problems and wheelchair users
What to wear: tour runs rain or shine, please dress accordingly
Driving time: Florence to Cinque Terre approx. 2.5 hour (approx. 5 hours roundtrip)
Sightseeing time: approx. 5 hours
Boat Service: usually runs from April to October, subject to weather/sea conditions. When boats are not operative, connection between villages will be by train
Itinerary: due to the particular nature of the area, the standard itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, traffic, strikes, local train/boat schedule, etc.
Crowds: due to the high volume of visitors, the villages and the local train/boat, could be very crowded
Return Place/Time: The tour ends at the same place of departure, normally around 7:00pm. The exact return time depends on traffic, so in case you need to reserve other activities, train tickets, dinners, etc., we highly recommend to allow plenty of time

Small group day trip to Cinque Terre from Florence

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Small group day trip to Cinque Terre from Florence
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