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Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence 2024

€ 160
13 hours
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About the Cinque Terre Tour From Florence

Embark on a captivating journey through the stunning Cinque Terre National Park, where five picturesque villages await you with their vibrant colors. Prepare yourself for an exciting tour that will unveil the breathtaking landscapes. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, uncover captivating stories about the region’s rich history, culture, and cherished traditions!


Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence

With a knowledgeable guide by your side, start your adventure to the villages of Cinque Terre. During a 2-hour bus ride to La Spezia, you’ll be well-informed about the characteristics of the area and its famous attractions. Upon your arrival, hop on the local train and prepare to visit the first charming village called Manarola. Once you get there, your tour guide will take you to the vineyards and give you some free time to explore the area on your own.

The second train will take you to the village of Corniglia, where you’ll climb a few steps to reach the heart of the village. Here, you can leisurely wander and soak in the surroundings. For an additional treat, indulge in a delectable dining experience at a local restaurant with a stunning sea view, savoring homemade pesto pasta and fresh fish.

Once in Corniglia, you have the option to either take a challenging 1.5-hour hike to Vernazza or embark on a relaxed train ride. If you’re up for a hiking trip, you’ll get a chance to walk along ancient footpaths and admire scenic views of terraced vineyards. Beware, this is a bit challenging hike, so comfortable shoes, and clothes are necessary. Vernazza is a picturesque village that boasts plenty of charm and character. Enjoy a tranquil moment at a local café or take a refreshing dip in the sea during your free time.

After you’re all relaxed and ready to go, you’ll have the opportunity (if the weather permits) to embark on a delightful boat ride along the breathtaking Cinque Terre coastline and marvel at the shimmering sea and picturesque villages. At the end of your boat or train ride, the Monterosso al Mare awaits you, famous for its idyllic beaches and artistic shops.

The final stop on this unforgettable journey is Riomaggiore, an enchanting fishing village at the southernmost point. Characterized by colorful houses, Riomaggiore offers a captivating ambiance. After exploring its charms, board a train back to La Spezia and return to Florence with your air-conditioned bus, concluding this remarkable adventure!

  • Return transportation by bus or minivan from Florence
  • Knowledgeable and engaging expert guide
  • Entry ticket to Cinque Terre National Park
  • Boat ride (April to October only, weather permitting)
  • Train tickets
  • Free time in Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso, and Riomaggiore
  • Guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza (if option selected)
X not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
X not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
X not allowed
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Open-toed shoes

Meeting Point

Meet in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station by the taxi stand, right across the street from the McDonald’s outside the station.

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Discover Italy’s picturesque villages and their breathtaking surroundings!


Visit Cinque Terre and experience the awe-inspiring views of the Ligurian Sea from the vibrant villages perched on steep cliffs.


Take a refreshing dip in the sea, explore local shops, and have lunch in one of the many restaurants overlooking the sea.


Get on a delightful exploration of the Cinque Terre villages. Travel seamlessly between villages, and witness the captivating coastal scenery unfold before your eyes.

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FAQ – Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence

Can I do Cinque Terre as a day trip from Florence?

By booking a day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre, you can maximize your experience. Organized tours take care of transportation, provide knowledgeable guides, and often cover multiple villages. Whether you choose to book a tour or explore independently, visiting Cinque Terre is worth it!

Is it worth going to Cinque Terre for a day?

Of course! A day trip to explore charming little villages and their surroundings is definitely worth considering. While it is possible to visit all five villages in one day, it can feel a bit rushed. However, booking a guided tour is advisable as it allows you to make the most of your time and see the highlights in just one day. With a guided tour, you can efficiently navigate the area, visit the must-see spots, and gain valuable insights from knowledgeable guides.

What is the best way to visit Cinque Terre from Florence?

There are multiple options to reach Cinque Terre from Florence. Organized tours often use buses, while trains are the most convenient choice for independent travel. Each day, there are around 26 trains connecting Florence to Monterosso, making it easy to find a suitable departure time. You can also rent a car and explore the area at your leisure.

Are there other day trips from Florence?

If you’re looking to escape the crowds of Florence, a day trip is a great option to consider. Plenty of options are available, with the most popular tours being the Tuscany Day Trip, Pisa Day Trip, and Siena Day Trip, all starting from Florence. However there are plenty more, but we assure you that these are the top picks that guarantee a worthwhile experience.
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For a day, leave Florence behind and immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of Cinque Terre.

Know before you go

  • The itinerary may change due to the closure of paths, lousy weather, or unforeseen events.
  • If you would like to stay in Cinque Terre after the tour ends or depart from Florence by train after the tour, you are welcome to bring your luggage with you
  • We recommend you book any rail travel from Florence after 9:30 pm to allow time for any traffic delays on your return journey.
  • From November 1 to March 31, the boat service is unavailable and will be replaced with transportation by train.
  • In case of bad weather, the boat ride will not be available, and it will be replaced with a train.

A fabulous loooong day!

Very efficient bus, train, and boat transportation and guides wrangling us in challenging conditions. Planned time at each stop was clearly communicated, and the lunch offer was yummy and reasonably priced. This was an excellent day, the villages are beautiful, and I’m so glad I made this trip!


Perfectly organized!

Ado and Emma were more than fantastic, they were such great guides, really knowledgeable, and super friendly! They gave great recommendations for things to see, eat and do. We had such a great memorable day, and they really made it amazing! Thank you, Ado and Emma, for everything. These two deserve everything and more!


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