Head to the coast for a day in Italy’s Cinque Terre on a private 11-hour trip from Florence. Listed as a UNESCO site, the region is made up of five charming fishing villages that cling to the cliffs. Visit Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, and Corniglia, and travel between them by boat or train. In each village, you’ll have time to wander the streets, browse local shops, eat, and soak up the sea views. If you want to visit Pisa on the same trip, upgrade when you book.
After a pickup from your Florence hotel, relax on the journey north with your guide. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre is just two hours away from the city, yet it feels like another world. Learn about the region from your driver-guide on the journey, and watch the landscape change from your window.
Your first stop is in Riomaggiore, a colorful village that sits at the southernmost point of the Cinque Terre. Walk around the marina, explore the streets, and visit the local shops. Continue to Manarola, among the smallest of the villages, and then transfer by boat or train to Vernazza (own expense). Stop here for lunch with a view, and possibly a glass of the local wine, too. All food and drinks are at your own expense.
After lunch, meet back up with your tour leader and travel along the stunning coast road to Corniglia, which many visitors say is the most authentic of the Cinque Terre villages. Enjoy free time to explore, then return to your transport for the journey back to Florence.
Your day finishes with a hotel drop-off.