Halvprivat dagstur till Cinque Terre från Florens
After driving through Tuscany into Liguria, stop in the first Cinque Terre village of Manarola . Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast. Manarola is one of the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre. Explore the narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the beauty of the area, and perhaps sample some renowned local wine at a cozy wine bar (own expense).
After your visit to Manarola , meet your tour escort at a prearranged time for your shared boat ride to Vernazza . While on the boat, ogle the dramatic coastline from the water, framed against the hills.
Your second stop is at the village of Vernazza, arguably the most beautiful of the five villages with a large open harbor, castle and church. Enjoy some free time to walk around and have a relaxing lunch (own expense) at one of the open-air restaurants that lines the waterfront, or take a stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.
After your visit to Vernazza, meet your tour escort to drive to Corniglia Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
- Boat ride
- Enjoy an ice cream in spring/summer and an aperitif with wine and bruschetta in winter in either Corniglia or Vernazza
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drink, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Comfortable shoes are recommended
Our guide was excellent and the tour met my expectations. Due to rough seas we were unable to take the boat ride, but the train was quick. Was a great all day outing
We were lucky to visit Cinque Terre in a perfect weather even though the weather forecasted a high chance of rain. Our guide Jonathon was really informative and he shared alot during the journey. His driving skills was also praise worthy, given alot of sharp s course turns. If you want to see Cinque Terre in the best way, this is the tour you should definitely sign up for; for close up experience and a private van which you can enjoy the best routes, tour buses don't come by these places. Definitely recommending this!
Fantastic tour. We were met by our guide, Jonathan, at specified location and on time. We were 3 couples in our group. Jonathan pointed out sites along the way and was very informative on the villages we visited. He stopped at great locations for photos. We took a ferry that provided the most fabulous views of villages. This is one of our favorite tours!
We traveled in Italy for two weeks and all agree that this one-day tour was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Jonathan, was cordial from the moment we met him in Florence. On the 2 hour drive to Cinque Terra he pointed out towns known for the Carrera marble or the building of luxury yachts, or fabrics or paper goods which gave us a sense of Italy outside of the major cities. He walked with us through Manarola where we visited a small church where a choir was singing - Beautiful! He led us on a hike up and down the town to the dock where we took a lovely boat trip to Vernazza. After lunch and time to stroll, he met us and we drove to Corniglia, a picture postcard village. Of all the spots we visited in Italy, we decided that Cinque Terra was a spot we would love to return to!
The scenery and history of these quaint fishing towns is beyond compare. Swimming in the sea is a terrific option, especially when it is hot, so bring a bathing suit and towel. Francesco was an excellent guide and helped us at every stage, including reservations for lunch. The locations are postcard perfect.
I've been wanting to see Cinque Terre for years. Friends and family members have stayed overnight and have enjoyed hiking between the towns. However, due to some orthopedic issues, my husband and I are no longer able to hike. We were very pleased to find this day tour, which enabled us to see the towns without the stress of hiking in the summer heat. The van arrived exactly on time and our driver was courteous. However, he wasn't entirely fluent in English to the point of sharing in-depth information about the sights. He drove safely and speedily, but shared minimal information along the way. The views of Cinque Terre from the cliffs were stunning and we appreciated the extra stops to take pictures. However, we were unable to take a boat between two towns, as hoped, due to choppy sea conditions. Having to take the train between the towns was a bit disappointing-- but couldn't be helped. We enjoyed walking through each town, but noted that the little shops carried mostly the same, tacky souvenirs. We were surprised that there weren't more original artists and more variety in the store offerings to make the feel of each village more unique. We'd heard there was a swimming opportunity in Vernazza, and it was a very hot day. However, the swimming area was small and the beach was crowded and dingy. We could wade a bit, but it certainly wasn't enticing to swim. We enjoyed a generous sample of gelato, included in our tour fee, while we stopped in Corniglia, which was a nice treat. Perhaps if one has the stamina to hike through the lovely olive groves and vineyards, it would add to the experience of Cinque Terre. However, it wasn't the kind of place to which I'd like to return. I think if we'd had a more animated tour guide it might have been a more memorable experience.