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.
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.
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 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.
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.