Exclusive Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence
Explore the scenic Italian Riviera on our Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence! Visit the 5 fishing villages of this coastal national park overlooking the Ligurian Sea: Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso, Manarola. Enjoy its food, wine and charm!
Discover one of Italy’s most amazing destinations, the unforgettable Ligurian Coast of Cinque Terre, UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy scenic views of the 5 ingeniously constructed fishing villages on this private tour from Florence, accompanied by your own sommelier guide. Cinque Terre was proclaimed as Italy's first national park in 1999. It is the smallest but also the densest national park in Italy. Between the villages you will enjoy scenic train rides along the Ligurian coastline. A relaxing boat ride is also included between 2 of the villages so you can enjoy stunning views of the Cinque Terre from the water. Wander the narrow streets, admire the colorful houses or take the chance to swim in the turquoise water.
Cinque Terre's rocky landscape has been tamed by winemakers who carved and cultivated the steep terraces facing the sea. Cinque Terre remains Italy's most difficult area to cultivate due to unfriendly environmental conditions. Despite this, the area produces high-quality wines that reflect the traits of the territory: the salty whiff of minerality served as a reminder of the terraced vineyards on the Ligurian coast. Its wines are equally stunning: refreshing like a dip in the sea and scented like its exotic flora.
Apart from sightseeing, this tour is centered around wine and food autochthonous to the area and distinct in nature. A multi-course lunch paired with the aromatic, mineral wine of Cinque Terre will be served in a restaurant overlooking the Ligurian sea. Dive into traditional food and local specialties like focaccia, seafood dishes and pasta with pesto, a sauce whose birthplace is the Ligurian region.
Discover a paradise on the Italian Riviera where houses are suspended on steep cliffs and the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian Sea invite you in for a swim!
Your direct drive from Florence by private transportation stops in La Spezia. From here, you will take the train to the first fishing village, a ride that takes only 13 minutes and gives you more time to enjoy Cinque Terre.
First village to be visited. It is the smallest of the Cinque Terre villages. It is known as the “Balcony of the Cinque Terre”.
Second village to be visited. Manarola is one of the most charming and romantic of the Cinque Terre villages. The village is all ups and downs, with steep narrow alleys leading to the sea.
Third village to be visited. Vernazza is unique in Cinque Terre because of the small port that was built allowing ships to land in the protected bay. Here you can visit the Church of Santa Margherita d’Antiochia built in 1318 or sit down in front of the Ligurian Sea tasting one of the best gelato in Italy. Here you will enjoy a typical Ligurian lunch in a restaurant overlooking the sea and the impressive landscape.
Monterosso al Mare
Fourth village to be visited. Monterosso al Mare is the largest out of the five coastal villages. The village is located on hills cultivated with lemons, vines and olives. From here, you will take a scenic boat ride to the next village, Riomaggiore.
Fifth and last village to be visited. Riomaggiore climbs up along the ridges overlooking the sea and it is characterized by typical stone houses with colorful facades and slate-roofs.
Back to La Spezia. Enjoy the ride back to Florence by private transportation.
Highlights: Ligurian Sea National park, visit to fishing villages: Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso, Manarola, traditional seafood dishes, boat ride.
Includes: hotel pick-up and drop-off, private transportation, multi-course lunch: appetizers and traditional seafood dishes, certified sommelier (guide), National park day pass, train and boat tickets.
Please note: Minimum 2 adults. Minimum age is 10 years old.