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$103.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Florence to Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip with Boat Ride

Led by your knowledgeable guide you will trek scenic trails and wander through vineyards and olive groves, over stone walls and along a spectacular coastline. This tour includes coach transportation, rail and boat travel between villages and entry in to Cinque Terre National Park. The Cinque Terre takes its name from the five picturesque fishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Each town has a distinct character, but all share alleys, arches and steep stone steps, best explored on foot. An idyllic snapshot of old-world Italy, the villages are surrounded by sunny beaches, narrow lanes lined with shops and stalls, brightly colored fishing boats, seaside promenades and sleepy piazzas. The ancient trails are rough but manageable. Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow. The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoilt, so do not expect hand rails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the edge.

$109.41 Day Trips & Excursions

Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour with Lunch Option from Florence

Meet your Tour Leader bright and early at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station to begin your one-of-a-kind Cinque Terre day trip. Pronounced a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the Cinque Terre National Park is one of the most enchanting landscapes in Italy. Translated as ‘five lands,’ the Cinque Terre is made up of five uniquely constructed fishing villages that line the coast of the Italian Riviera.Your first stop is Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre’s southernmost village. The largest out of the five, the historical village dates back to the early 13th century and is famous for its local wine and jaw-dropping views. Admire the pastel buildings that lean against each other as you stroll along the tiny cobbled streets with your tour leader.Next on your tour, visit Manarola, a tiny harbor village that is said to have more grapevines than any other Cinque Terre village. As one of the oldest villages in the area, it is home to many priceless medieval relics. Walk along the harbor and spend a few minutes taking photos of the picturesque buildings that cling to the cliff faces.After exploring Manarola, board your boat (or train if the weather is bad) to beautiful Monterosso. If you have opted for the Tour with Lunch, it’s here that you will sit down for lunch in one of the village’s traditional restaurants and enjoy a delicious meal of seafood and pasta, served with water and wine. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. The rest of your time is spent at your leisure. Make sure you pack your bathing suit! Often referred to as ‘the pearl of the Cinque Terre,’ Monterosso is famed for its long sandy beach, so why not take the plunge and enjoy a swim before topping up your tan?Your final stop is Vernazza, a seaside town that surrounds a tiny natural port. Probably the most characteristic of the five villages, Vernazza is bordered by steeply terraced olive groves that are said to produce some of the finest olive oil in the entire country. Explore the village’s lively piazza and winding streets at your leisure, before boarding your train with your guide back to Florence.Finish in the early evening when arriving back at Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station.Click on the 'View Additional Info' button to see the meeting point.

$148.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Milan to Cinque Terre Day Tour with Monterosso Boat Trip

Leaving Milan, arrive at Cinque Terre and reach Manarola via a scenic route on the coast. Here you'll have free time to venture around the vineyards, stroll the piers where fishing boats line the shore, or watch the locals and the tourists jump into the sea from the rocks of the harbor.Right before lunch time (own expense), catch the train to Monterosso al mare, the largest of the five villages, where you will have time to explore and visit the beaches dotted along the coast. Despite the number of tourists, there is still a real sense of local identity even in the most tourist-crammed piazze (squares). Restaurants, bars, and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them.From Monterosso, start the final leg of your journey: a 90-minute boat cruise, where you can admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. Arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan.

$177.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Cinque Terre Small-Group Minivan Tour from Pisa

Leave your Pisa hotel by air-conditioned minivan and set off on a journey down to the Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre means ‘five lands’ and the region takes its name from the five charming villages that are dotted along its rugged coast. Learn more about the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site from your tour escort as you travel. Mostly inaccessible to cars, these idyllic towns are free from traffic, making them perfect to explore on foot. After driving up the coast, hop out of your minivan and continue your journey by either boat or train, depending on the weather and sea conditions. Your tour escort will then lead you around each of the towns by foot, allowing for free time in each destinations to shop, explore or even sunbathe at your leisure. Stop first at Riomaggiore, the most southern of the five towns. Follow your guide around its charming streets, stopping to admire the pastel-colored housing built into the cliffside. From there, head to Manarola, the oldest village in the Cinque Terre, visit Vernazza, then make your way to Monterosso, where you can dig your toes into its sandy beach or even dip into the warm water for a swim.  After the tasting, begin the journey back to Pisa, where you’ll be dropped back at your hotel.

$184.27 Outdoor Activities

Private Cinque Terre Trekking Tours

Trek begins at 8:30 a.m. from the train station in Riomaggiore. Walk through the village of Riomaggiore and learn about the amazing history Walk up above the village overlooking the harbor and see the castle and the many churches of Riomaggiore and you will have views of the closed Via dell 'Amore below.Continue climbing up the terraces, learning how the grapes were cultivated in the past and present and overlook of the Village of Manarola with views of the entire region of Cinque Terre including Groppo and Volastra (the less known villages of Cinque Terre)You will be walking through vinyards and passing idyllic homes nestled into the hillside and walk through a forested area until reaching the Sanctuario in Volastra, when you will stop for a quick lunch in Volastra. Continue onto the #6 trail to see Corniglia in the distance and an optical illusion when looking the village of Manarola. Walk through Olivegroves down into the village of Manarola. After that, there will be a short train ride to Vernazza when you will then walk around the back of the village, learning about the flood of 2011, walking through small alleyways down towards the harbor.There will be time for a stop for Gelato and take pictures. A short train ride will take you to the Beach resort town of Monterosso. Walk along the boardwalk which runs parallel to the beach. Visit beautiful churches and walk around the old town of MonterossoCatch the boat back to Riomaggiore

$109.41 Day Trips & Excursions

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence

Get ready to spend an unfogettable day in this stunning corner of the Italian Riviera where lie the Cinque Terre, the five villages famous for its candy-colored houses, cristalline seaside, rocky coasts with caves, beaches, hiking paths and breathtaking views. Moreover you'll get the chance to visit Portovenere a hidden gem that dominates the Gulf of the Poets. Depart early in the morning from Florence and reach with our comfortable bus the Ligurian riviera. First you'll have some free time to visit  Manarola a village surrounded by terraced hills, full of vineyards used for the production of its famous white wine: Sciacchetrà. Here, you can take perfect postcard-photos from the rocky harbor that will give you fantastic panoramic views. Then your trip continues direction Vernazza one of the most colorful and prettiest villagges where in the square that overlooks the seaside you can admire the unique Saint Margharet church and the remains of a Medieval castle that if you wish you can climb it. From the top, you'll certainly fall in love with its stunning views all over the Gulf. After you'll head into Monterosso the biggest village of Cinque Terre which is divided in two parts: the old and the new side. Upon arrival those of you who ave chosen to add the lunch option will taste a typical Ligurian lunch (detailed menu can be found below) and after can enjoy some free time to visit the historical center of Monterosso with narrow roads and local artisanal shop or you con spend some time at the beach and take a swim in this cristalline seaside.  Later in the afternoon  with a stunning boat ride you'll reach Portovenere an elegant destination where nature and human architecture are perfectly balanced. With the boat ride you'll see all the five villages of Cinque Terre from a seaside perspective. After the free time in Portovenere you'll enjoy another boat ride to La Spezia, the main city of this paradise corne, where the bus will be waiting for you and you'll start the ride back to Florence where the tour will end.