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$62.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Florence to Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip with Boat Ride

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cinque Terre Trails, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaThese 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 unspoiled, do not expect hand rails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the cliff edge. Because of the nature of the hike, we are unable to accept small children or anyone with walking difficulties.Duration: 8 hoursStop At: Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaAt Riomaggiore, centuries ago, the distinctive tall, colourful houses known as Genovese tower houses arranged in rows connected by alleys, arches and steps provided a defense against pirates. House colours are regulated by the comune. You can't just paint them any colour you like!Houses have two entrances, one at the front and one at the rear on the higher road, so that when they were attacked by pirates, the people could escape.At the end of the eighteen hundreds the railway came along the coast and Riomaggiore, along with the other towns of the cinque terrre came out of their historic isolation, even though a road wouldn't reach them until the 1970's.Language, lingua ligure, the villages were so cut off even from each other that they spoke different dialects of the same language.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaBuilt in the valley of the torrente Groppo, until 1950 the stream which runs through the town was completely uncovered and 11 stone bridges allowed the people to cross from one side to the other. Over the next thirty years the stream was gradually covered over.The ancient village was destroyed by Saracen pirates (in 849) and the surviving people fled in land to live. When the seas were made safe again in the 11th century, people came back to settle here under the protection of the Republic of Genova.By the 1200's cultivation of vines was not only established but the wine they produced was sought after. The church of San Lorenzo was begun in 1338. The patron saint is celebrated on the 10th of August with a procession through the streets carrying a statue of him.The castle which protected the town from pirates is now a private home, you can see the garden from the panoramic walk, it is on the rock immediately above the port.Manarola is now famous for its Christmas nativity scene which is the biggest in the world. Figures outlined in thousands of lights cover the hillside. Also an Easter scene is made.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Borgo Storico di Corniglia, Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaThe middle town of the five, Corniglia is the smallest town and sits at 90 metres above sea level.The name derives from the huge spur of rock on which the village sits. Population of about only 200.San Pietro church from the fourteenth century on the site of an eleventh century chapel. San Pietro's day is 29th June and as part of the celebrations, there is a procession through the streets. A special savoury tart is prepared with rice, eggs and cheese and is shared among the people who take part in the procession.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vernazza, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaVernazza is unique in the Cinque Terre because of the small port that was built allowing ships to land in the protected bay. It was already a fortified village and efficient maritime base in the earliest records available from the eleventh century. Today there are traces of the military defences built by the Genovese in the thirteenth century such as traces of the old walls, ramparts and the look out tower.Duration: 1 hour

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Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour with Lunch Option from Florence

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaThe first stage of the excursion, offering stunning views of the Cinque Terre with crystal clear water and pastel color tiny housesDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaRiomaggiore, dating back to the early thirteenth century, is famous for its historic character and local wine. You can admire the houses leaning one against the other and stroll along the narrow cobble alleyways and sheltered paths.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaAn ancient fishing village considered “The Pearl of the Cinque Terre”, where you will be awed by its enchanting beaches and the lush vegetation encircling the little town.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Vernazza, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaA seaside town surrounding a small natural port. As well as comfortable clothes and shoes, we recommend you bring your swimwear!Duration: 1 hourPass By: Stazione La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia, Province of La Spezia, LiguriaThe ending point of your adventure, where you will board again your bus to get back to Florence by 7.15 pm

$147.28 Day Trips & Excursions

Milan to Cinque Terre Day Tour with Monterosso Boat Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Milan Visitor Center - Zani ViaggiDeparture pointDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaLeaving Milan, you arrive directly at the Cinque Terre and via a scenic route on the coast you reach Manarola. 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 jumping into the sea from the rocks of the harbour! Duration: 1 hourStop At: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaRight before lunch time you catch the train to Monterosso al Mare, the biggest 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 little ‘piazze'. Restaurants, bars and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them as though when the locals saw tourists coming, they found a few garden chairs to stick on their terrace, hand painted a sign and began serving customers. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Cinque Terre Trails, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaDuring your free time, if you wish, you will able to explore the beginning of some of the trails leading inside the Cinque Terre national park.Pass By: Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, La Spezia, Province of La Spezia, LiguriaFrom Monterosso you will start the final leg of your journey, probably the most inspiring, a 90 minutes boat cruise. The perfect way to admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. After this memorable experience, you will arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan.

$175.83 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.

$182.68 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

$51.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaYou’ll first reach Manarola, a tiny urban jewel characterized by Genoese style ‘case-torri’. Enjoy some free time in this unique village of Cinque TerreDuration: 1 hourPass By: Via dell'Amore, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaAdmire the "love road" that connect Riomaggiore to Manarola. Unfortunately is closed but you can still see the main entrance while taking a relaxing walk in there. Pass By: Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaTake a look at the beautiful church of Manarola and its panoramic view as its located uphill. Stop At: Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaLocated in the main square with a beautiful view over the seaside, this is the main church of Vernazza dedicated to Saint Margaret the saint protector of the village. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Castello Doria, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaDuring your free time decide to climb this ancient fortress that will give you an unforgettable view over the Cinque Terre. Do not forget to bring your camera with youDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Vernazza, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaThen you will move to Vernazza, a village overlooked by the remains of a Medieval castle with a cylindrical tower in which you can enjoy some free time.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Church of San Francesco - Capuchin Friars Monastery, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaIf you wish to avoid the tourist places go up to this beautiful church that dominates the Cinque Terre and offers beautiful views.Just be prepared to climb as it is pretty uphill. Stop At: Borgo Antico, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaDuring your free time in Monterosso you can opt to take a swim or to visit the ancient center with local shops and colored houses. We suggest you to do both.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Spiaggia di Fegina, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaEnjoy some free time on the main beach in Monterosso. Fall in love with its crystalline water and weather permitting have a swim.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Il Gigante, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaFree time in this unique village of Cinque Terre Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaLocated uphill close to a monastery you can admire a statue dedicated to San Francis of Assisi. This place will give you a unique panorama over the riviera. Just be prepared to climb some steps as the monument is uphill.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaThis Church is located in the historical center of Monterosso and has a beautiful baroque style facade Stop At: San Pietro Church, Porto Venere, Italian Riviera, LiguriaAdmire the stunning San Pietro in Portovenere that faces the Gulf of the Poet. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Portovenere, Porto Venere, Italian Riviera, LiguriaFree time in this beautiful village with unforgettable sceneriesDuration: 1 hourPass By: Porta del Borgo, Porto Venere, Italian Riviera, LiguriaThis is an ancient gate to the villagePass By: Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo), Porto Venere, Italian Riviera, LiguriaA simple but beautiful church located in Portovenere Stop At: Castello Doria, Porto Venere, Italian Riviera, LiguriaIf you wish to have a beautiful view than you might be interested in climbing this castle. Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Portido Marina, Porto Venere, Italian Riviera, LiguriaThat's the beautiful, tiny port of Portovenere surrounded by colored houses. Definitely it deserves a visit. Pass By: Le Scalinate - La Spezia, La Spezia, Province of La Spezia, LiguriaHere at the end of the day take our bus that will be waiting for you and go back to Florence