Small Group Cinque Terre Trip from Florence

Small Group Cinque Terre Trip from Florence

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Enjoy a small group tour with a Cinque Terre day trip from Florence. With a maximum of 8 people per minivan, your tour will feature the most beautiful villages of the Cinque terre; Vernazza, Monterosso and Manarola: Enjoy in summer months a shared boat ride and plenty of free time in the villages to soak in the magical beauty of the five lands

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209.00
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10 hrs

Small Group Cinque Terre Trip from Florence

From: 209.00

Duration: 10 hrs

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • Visit Manarola, Monterosso , Vernazza
  • Enjoy a shared boat ride and coastal train connecting the 5 terre villages
  • A beautiful day out in the world famous Cinque Terre National park, a Unesco world heritage site since 1997
  • A/C Mercedes (or similar make) minivan
  • Expert English speaking driver-escort
  • Tickets for shared Boat ride along the Cinque Terre and coastal train tickets
  • Max 8 people per van
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Cinque Terre Tour from Florence
Our Small Group day tour to Unesco world heritage Cinque terre national park very early departure is to guarantee a better experience in an area that year after year has seen a growing number of visitors . Leaving early will allow us to beat the crowds and enjoy an overall more rewarding experience. The tour features the lovely villages of Monterosso, Vernazza and Manarola, including free time to walk around, take a swim in either Monterosso or Vernazza, shared boat ride from Manarola to Monterosso that gives you the possibility to appreciate the enchanting landscape of the 5 terre from the sea. Time for lunch will also be given in either Monterosso or Vernazza and for those willing to walk there is also the possibility to take a self walk from Monterosso to Vernazza via a signed trail ( about 1,5 -2 hrs walk / average difficulty) . This has to be planned with our driver/tour escort on the way to the 5 terre from Florence.

Transportation
As part of this tour to Cinque Terre from Florence, you will travel in a A/C Mercedes (or similar make) minivan, ensuring a comfortable and stylish journey. The van is equipped with air conditioning, providing you with the ultimate in comfort as you drive from Florence to Cinque Terre. Your personal driver-escort will ensure that you have a smooth and enjoyable journey. They will share fascinating stories and insights about the Cinque Terre and the Ligurian coast, giving you an unforgettable experience.

Shared Boat Ride
The shared boat ride along the Cinque Terre coastline is one of the most memorable parts of the tour. From the boat, you will enjoy stunning views of the rugged cliffs and picturesque landscapes that have captured the hearts of travelers for centuries. The Cinque Terre boat tour from Florence is a unique perspective on the villages and allows you to appreciate the natural beauty of the area from a different vantage point.
You will be provided with tickets for the shared boat ride along the Cinque Terre, so you don't have to worry about any additional expenses. The ride is shared with other tourists, making it a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

Small Group Size
With a maximum of eight people per van, this small group Cinque Terre day trip offers an intimate and personalized experience. The small group size ensures that you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, interact with your driver-tour escort, and fully appreciate the beauty of the Cinque Terre villages. The intimate size also allows for flexibility, so you can make the most of your time in each village.
You will have ample time to explore each village at your own pace, and your driver-escort will provide you with insider tips and recommendations. This personalized approach to touring will ensure that you have a truly unforgettable Cinque Terre day trip from Florence.

Exploring the Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997, and it's easy to see why. The area is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, five colorful villages with brightly painted houses, and steep cliffs overlooking the azure sea.
As part of this Cinque Terre excursion, you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most iconic villages, including Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza. You will have plenty of time to explore each of the village's cobbled streets, take stunning photos, and soak up the atmosphere of this enchanting region. You will be able to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of each of the fishing villages, leaving you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the region.

Vernazza
Nestled along the rugged Ligurian coast, Vernazza is a picturesque Cinque Terre village known for its vibrant houses, breathtaking beauty, and UNESCO World Heritage status. With car-free winding streets, a lively harbor, and charming shops, Vernazza offers a delightful experience for visitors.
At its heart lies the lively Piazza Marconi and the stunning 14th-century Church of Santa Margherita d'Antiochia. The village boasts scenic hiking trails, such as the famous Sentiero Azzurro, connecting it to neighboring Monterosso al Mare. Vernazza's gastronomic allure lies in its exquisite Ligurian cuisine and locally-produced Cinque Terre white wine.

Monterosso
Monterosso is the largest of the five coastal villages known as the Cinque Terre. The village is located on hills cultivated with lemons, vines and olives. Its amazing beaches, its beautiful reefs and the sea’s crystal clear waters make this small village one of the most popular of the Italian Riviera.Monterosso is divided in two parts marked by the medieval tower of Aurora. The old town of Monterosso is dominated by the ruins of the castle and characterized by typical narrow medieval streets, carruggi, with multi-coloured terraced houses, shops and restaurants.

Manarola
You can enjoy lunch at one of the fish restaurants in the small square next to the harbour. The harbor area is filled with colorful rowing boats and becomes the main sunbathing and swimming spot of the village from morning until dusk. In fact, this is the perfect place to spend a lazy day sunbathing and watching people jumping off the cliffs. Although there is no real beach here, it has some of the best deep-water swimming around. Along the main road the boats are pulled onto dry land every time the sea is rough. The village is all ups and downs, with steep narrow alleys carrugi, leading to the sea.

A Unique Experience
Overall, this Cinque Terre day trip from Florence offers a unique experience that's sure to enchant you. From the stunning coastal views to the quaint villages and delicious local cuisine, this tour provides a truly authentic taste of Italy's beautiful Ligurian coast.
The round trip transportation, and expert driver-tour escort combine to create an experience that will no doubt be the highlight of your trip to Italy. You will leave with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation of the beauty and culture of the Cinque Terre.
Whether you're planning a day trip from Florence or looking for a more extended Cinque Terre vacation, there are plenty of options available. Choose from guided tours, private tours, or even self-guided experiences to explore the region at your own pace. With so much to see and do in the Cinque Terre, it's no wonder this stunning destination is a favorite among people from around the world.

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  • Lunch, please note that lunch is not included in the package. You will need to make your own arrangements for lunch, either by bringing your own packed lunch or by purchasing food from a local restaurant or cafe.
  • Gratuities (Optional), While gratuities are not included in the package, they are always appreciated for exceptional service. If you feel that your tour guide, driver, or any other staff member provided outstanding service, you may choose to give them a tip. However, tipping is entirely optional, and you are not required to do so. If you do decide to tip, it is customary to give around 10-15% of the total cost of the package as a tip.

Maps and Flags Meeting Point

Your Cinque Terre Day Tour will begin with an easy and convenient meeting point in the heart of Florence, Piazza Repubblica. Your guide will be waiting for you right outside The Apple store market , holding a sign with Avventure Bellissime written on it, making it easy to spot your guide.
The central meeting point is conveniently located in central Florence, allowing you to easily make your way to the starting point of the tour. It's also a great opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the bustling city before embarking on your journey to the stunning Ligurian coast.
Before departing on your Cinque Terre tour, your guide will provide you with a brief overview of what to expect during the day. You will learn about the villages you'll visit, the sights you'll see, and the activities you'll participate in. You'll also have the chance to ask any questions you may have and get to know your guide and fellow travelers

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    Accessibility
    If you're considering joining this tour but have a disability, or walking difficulties that affect your mobility, it's important to note that the tour may not be fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, we do offer alternative routes that are suitable for you. To make arrangements for these, please contact us directly, and we'll be happy to accommodate your needs.

    Transportation
    Please note that public boats that operate between the Cinque Terre towns are subject to weather conditions and usually operate until about the 3rd week of October. During this period, transfers between towns are either by train or by minivan. When the boats are not operative, transfers between towns will always be by train or by minivan.

    Weather Permitting
    Additionally, it's important to note that boats do not operate in bad weather conditions or when the sea is rough. In such situations, transfers between towns will also be by local coastal train or by minivan.

    Minimum Participation
    It's also important to note that this tour operates with a minimum of 5 participants. Therefore, we recommend that you book in advance to ensure that the tour is not canceled due to low participation.

    Traveling with children
    If you're traveling with children, we do have infant seats available on request. However, please note that children who are under 36 kg/97 pounds or 150 cm/4ft 9 in must use proper child restraints, and we reserve the right to refuse infants or children if we are not notified at the time of booking or if the car seats brought do not comply with the requirements set out by Italian law. Additionally, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the tour.

    What to wear on one of our Cinque Terre day trips?
    It's essential to wear comfortable and practical clothing suitable for the region's variable weather and terrain. Here are some recommendations for what to wear on one of our Cinque Terre day trips:

    Suitable walking shoes: As you will be exploring the villages and possibly hiking the trails, opt for sturdy, comfortable walking boots, closed toe shoes or sneakers with non slip soles. Avoid wearing flip-flops or sandals, as the paths can be uneven and rocky.

    Light, breathable clothing: Wear lightweight, breathable clothing that dries quickly, as the weather can be warm, especially during summer months.

    Waterproof jacket: Even during the summer, rain showers are possible in Cinque Terre. Bring a lightweight, packable waterproof jacket to keep you dry in case of unexpected rain.

    Sun protection: The sun can be intense in Cinque Terre, so it's essential to bring sun protection items like a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with a high SPF. Apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day to protect your skin.

    Swimsuit and towel: If you plan on swimming at one of the beautiful beaches or taking a boat tour, pack a swimsuit and a lightweight, quick-drying towel. There's nothing better than a refreshing swim in the crystalline sea water.

    Small backpack: Bring a small backpack or crossbody bag to carry essentials like water, snacks, sunscreen, and any extra layers or accessories you may need during the day.
    By wearing appropriate clothing and packing essential items, you can ensure a comfortable and enjoyable day trip to Cinque Terre.
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Mrs Maxine MIller
Jun 28 2023

Perfect. Beautifully organized.

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Anonymous
Jul 17 2019

A wonderful day out with visits to three towns, all with their own unique identity.

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Anonymous
Mar 30 2019

Enjoyed the experience with our guide

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