Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

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Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence
from £53.19
Spend an unforgettable day discovering the breathtaking Cinque Terre region on this must-do tour from Florence, with transport between villages included. Explore the picturesque fishing villages of the UNESCO-listed area by coach, boat and train with a Tour Leader, and fall in love with the distinctive atmosphere and architecture of each town. From Riomaggiore’s cobbled streets to Monterosso’s stunning beaches, the Cinque Terre is a scenic treasure and this tour offers a picture-perfect snapshot of old-world Italy.
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In Brief

Firenze, Italy
13 hours
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Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola Italy

The first stage of the excursion, offering stunning views of the Cinque Terre with crystal clear water and pastel color tiny houses

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, Riomaggiore Italy

Riomaggiore, 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 minutes

Stop At: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, 19016 Monterosso al Mare Italy

An 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 hours

Stop At: 19018 Vernazza Italy

A seaside town surrounding a small natural port. As well as comfortable clothes and shoes, we recommend you bring your swimwear!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Stazione La Spezia Centrale, Piazzale Medaglie D'oro Al Valor Militare, 19122, La Spezia Italy

The ending point of your adventure, where you will board again your bus to get back to Florence by 7.15 pm


  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Free time in Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Trains and boat in 5 Terre (not included in case you select the A/R escorted transfer option)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of the villages - Kinldy note that your tour leader will give explanations during the bus trip, while on each village you will be given free time for independent sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Trains and boat in 5 Terre are not included in case you select the A/R escorted transfer option

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Kindly note that the bus will drop you off in the first village of the Cinque Terre National Park. Then you will move from one village to the other by train and boat. You will meet again your bus by the end of the day to make your way back to Florence.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Kindly note that the Cinque Terre A/R Escorted Transfer option does not include train and boat tickets. At the beginning of the day, you will be dropped off at Manarola, the first village of the 5 Terre, and you will have free time for the whole day in the Cinque Terre National Park. You will meet again your bus at La Spezia Centrale in the afternoon. This option only includes a roundtrip transportation by GT coach to the Cinque Terre and back as well as live commentary during the bus trip.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that the boat ride will be available from April 1st until October 31st
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

First and foremost I have to sincerely thank our amazing tour guide Valentina and the company for waiting 10 minutes for me. I got lost super close to the meeting point, but found it and made it on. The tour was absolutely amazing! The views are incredible and I ate so much delicious food I think I almost burst. Valentina, no worries. I refuse to put pineapple on pizza and as you said a little Italian Grandma dies every time you do. Amazing hostess who is very knowledgeable, warm and friendly and tells cute jokes as well as educates you. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
Our tour guides were exceptional, personable, and knowledgeable. It was a relaxing tour with ample time to visit the sites. A little more time at the first two stops would have been nice, and the last stop was not much to see.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Christina did a wonderful job. She is very polite and assists tourists in every way she can. I am glad I booked this tour .
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Find the bus terminal before your tour. It was off the beaten track and farther than we expected. There were too many people for one guide to take care of, so you really have to pay attention as you are getting on and off several trains.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
My experience was wonderful. Marco was very informative about the trip. He has a great personality. Grateful the bus driver got us there safely.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
We had an excellent day. Our guide Eva was very clear with her descriptions and information as well as being very friendly and taking good care of all of our needs. We chose to have the meal and this was very pleasant. Our only disappointment was that we were unable to go on the boat at the end because of the rough sea and this would have been a highlight for us.My friend and I are in the 70+ group and we didnt find the walking too difficult.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
The tour guide was excellent; he repeated all instructions to ensure everyone understood. Tour requires a lot of walking and stairs; therefore, difficult for someone with mobility issues.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
If you want to get a lay of the land, experience taking the train through cinque terre and see 4 of the 5 towns this is the way to go! Gabriel and Antonio were our guides. The trains ran on time and the weather was beautiful. Be advised this is a large group! 60 people! But everything went smooothly. You don’t get a ton of time in each town but it’s enough to see what you like and then come back and spend more time in certain towns. You can’t eat or drink coffee in the buses so just a heads up on that.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
Excellent Tour Guide. Lots of information during the trip, tour guide was excellent, and above average regarding information and suggestions.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
A very enjoyable 1 day tour. In spite of the challanges in keeping the group intact while on the train, Eva did well to ensure everyone of us is accounted for. She is very informative, gave clear intruction on meeting point/time, caring and very professional in carrying out her duties. Well done!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Highly recommend this great day trip! Don't do the walking tour though - go on your own, so much better!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
We had a delightful tour of the Cinque Terre. We started out quite early but it was well worth it. We were in a group of about 60 English speaking tourists that transported us in a comfortable coach to La Spezia , a bigger town close to the villages we were to visit. Our guide, Francesco, was amazing - full of vigor and humor, he kept the group together , gave us useful information, and even suggested fun things to do at each village. From one village to the next, we took the local train which worked out very well - buses cannot travel on the narrow country roads in that region. Before we headed back to meet the bus at La Spezia, we took a boat ride on the Ligurian Sea to reach the final stop as we lucked out on a beautiful day when the sea was calm. Compared to other tours in hilly regions on this vacation, the amount of walking we did was quite manageable. The villages were quite full of tourists as expected, but, as two of those very tourists, we could go beyond the crowds and really enjoy ourselves. The only thing I'd recommend to Viator in giving info on the printed ticket sheet would be to include the fact that there are very nice public (as well as more expensive private) beaches at the villages - so, if the weather is good on the day of the tour, it is possible to go for a swim in the clear, blue water. Alas, we did not bring our swim suits. This did not stop us from having a great time.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2019
What a great trip. So well organised and a great day. Marco our guide was fun, helpful, informative and made sure we heard all the information we needed to know. The coach was comfortable and clean. It was a long day 7 to 7 but well worth it. The boat trip at the end of the Cinque Terre visit was perfect. We were able to see all five villages along the coastline together. Just wonderful. Would highly recommend this trip.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
This was a long and hot day----with tons of walking and hill terrain--but so worth it! If you have issues with walking--this is not for you at all. But this day is glorious! The tour guide was fantastic. The only suggestion I would have is two things: they need a bathroom on the bus---or they need to schedule a rest stop in Spezia so people can go to the restroom. It's a long travel from Florence--and many people needed to use the facilities badly. By the time we arrived to the first stop--we had to hike down a street to a stream and up into town--then finding a place in town to go to the bathroom was an emergency for many at this point. Otherwise it was wonderfully planned. The lunch was delicious (if you get this included!) well worth that option--delicious local cuisine, wine and lovely restaurant overlooking the sea. Many of us thoroughly enjoyed it and only wished we had more time in each port. Perfect--the stuff dreams are made of--and would definitely book again!
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
This tour was wonderful. Our tour guide, Frederica, was helpful. She was able to bring us around to all of the 5 villages. I thought we had enough time to visit each village; we loved taking the boat tour! We did select the lunch included, and although the lunch very good, I would have opted out of it. We sat with people in our tour and would have much gathered preferred to eat lunch and explore on our own. Overall, we had a beautiful day.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
Catalina was an great tour guide. She was very enthusiastic and pleasant. She had great site seeing and food tips. Recommend bot going in August....Molto Caldo!
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
Again this tour was amazing with a friendly tour leader. Cinque terre is a must to see. Such beautiful colourful images. THANK YOU
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
This is a long day but worth it to visit this amazing place. It was very hot and crowded when we were there but that is August in Italy!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
The Cinque Terre tour was memorable for its fabulous scenery. People should bring their swimwear because there is enough time given to swim in the water. We had a good time because the tour guide (Constantino) was funny, entertaining and precise with his instructions. His yellow umbrella was easy to follow despite the heavy crowds.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Our guides Adrianna and Katerina were amazing; they made the day a worthwhile adventure on buses, trains and ferry. The towns were quaint with beautiful views and views from the sea were fantastic. Remember to take a swim suit for the full beach experience.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
The trip was outstanding- the organization, guides, driver - highly recommended ! The places we visited were absolutely stunning and the trip was super pleasant. Our guides - Francesco and Sarah were very knowledgeable and attentive, they did great job with the organization of people is a very kind and giving way ! I highly recommend this absolutely beautiful experience which will leave great memories and is a fantastic way to get to know more about Tuscany and the Italian Riviera !
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
Dario did a great job telling us what we’d see and alerting us for special sights such as the Carrera Marble quarry on the way to/from Cinque Terre. He was also great at getting us on/off the multiple trains. He offered dining suggestions that were very helpful for our remaining stay in Florence. A great experience!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Several years ago my daughter took a summer class in Florence and visited Cinque Terre. We wanted to see the different villages. Other people on our excursion wanted to swim on its rocky beaches. Our bus drove 2 hours to a train station and then took a train to the first village. We had enough time to visit the shops and get something for breakfast (and use the bathroom). The next stop we had more time for sight seeing, found a small beach, climbed the steps to a castle for an unforgettable view. The next village we had a great lunch while those who wanted to swim had a chance. I will admit but the time we got to the last village, given the choice of climbing up to a lava flow or walking on a flat level to see the shops and old town, we chose not climbing. All told this was a very nice 12 hour trip.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Just enough time for - breakfast in Manarola, gelato and rock pools in Vernazza, lunch and quick swim in Monterosso. Lovely boat ride to Riomaggiore for more drinks and local pastries.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019

In Brief

Firenze, Italy
13 hours
See availability
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors