Small Group Cinque Terre Trip from Florence

Small Group Cinque Terre Trip from Florence

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The best of Tours from Florence to Cinque Terr. Enjoy a small group tour with our 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. In the summer months, enjoy a shared boat ride and plenty of free time in the villages to soak in the magical beauty of the Cinque Terre in Liguria

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What’s included in our Tour to Cinque Terre from Florence
  • Visit Manarola, Monterosso, Vernazza
  • Enjoy a shared boat ride and coastal train connecting the Cinque 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) 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

An overview of the Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence

Cinque Terre, nestled along the Italian Riviera, enchants all travelers with its vibrant coastal villages, colorful houses clinging to cliffsides and scenic hiking trails. Visitors can explore quaint towns like Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, and Manarola, indulge in fresh seafood, and soak in breathtaking Mediterranean views, making it an unforgettable holiday destination.

What is featured in the Cinque Terre tour

Our Small Group day tour to Cinque Terre, an UNESCO World Heritage National Park, has a very early departure, 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. This Cinque Terre Tour also includes a shared boat ride from Manarola to Monterosso, that gives you the possibility to appreciate the enchanting landscape of the Cinque Terre from the sea.
Time for lunch will also be given in either Monterosso or Vernazza. If you’re passionate about walking and hiking, there is also the possibility to take a self-guided 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.

How you will travel from Florence to Cinque Terre

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 the ultimate 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.

Enjoy a Shared Boat Ride in Cinque Terre

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 Sized Groups for a Personalized Experience

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.

What to Do and See during our Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence

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, 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.

What to do in 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 is renowned for its exquisite Ligurian cuisine and locally-produced Cinque Terre white wine.

What to see in Monterosso al Mare

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.

Where is Manarola and what to do

Manarola is located in the Liguria region of Italy, within the province of La Spezia. It sits on the northwest coast of Italy, forming part of the renowned Cinque Terre National Park.
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 carruggi, leading to the sea.

An Unique Experience awaits you in our tour to Cinque Terre

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.

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  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch (optional) is not included

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Your Cinque Terre Day Trip will start in Florence
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.
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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MEETING POINT & TIME: 6:50 am - Piazza Repubblica in front of the Apple Store where your driver will wait with an Avventure Bellissime sign.
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.

1. OPENING HOURS: Avventure Bellissime office is open Mon to Sat from 8.30am to 5.30pm from April to mid- October; Mon to Fri from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sat 9.00am to 3.30pm from mid-October to end of March. Office is closed on December 25 and 26, January 1 and 6, Easter Day and other major public holidays.
Call us at 0039 041970499 during business hours
Call us at 0039 3400502444 outside business hours (from 7am to 9am, and from 5.30 pm until 8 pm) only in case of emergency!
Send us an e-mail at [email protected] in case you need help with your tour
If you are late for any reason, it is your responsibility to notify us at the above specified number or via an e- mail at [email protected]; Avventure Bellissime cannot guarantee that a rescheduled pick up time/day will be possible with no additional charge.
5. Our tours are not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you
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Cinque Terre Tour Conditions
It's 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.

Cinque Terre Tour Accessibility
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 may be suitable for you. To make arrangements for these, please contact us directly, and we'll be happy to accommodate your needs.

Weather and time of year for you Cinque Terre Trip
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.

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.

Traveling to Cinque Terre 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 a Cinque Terre Day Trip? Our recommendation
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.
  • 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.
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Based on 25 Reviews

Mr Michael Lopatin
May 20 2024

Our guide, Leonardo, was fantastic. Spent the time on the road talking about the areas we passed and their history. Humor added throughout. Saw 3 of the 5 fishing villages, though 2 would have been sufficient. The weather was nice so we were able to take the ferry between 2 of the villages. We trained back and Leonardo met us at the train station. We only had to walk the dowhills! A lot of beautiful landscapes to behold. Worth the trip.

Mrs Maxine MIller
Jun 28 2023

Perfect. Beautifully organized.

Jul 17 2019

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