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Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence

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Firenze, Italy
Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence

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Fall for the charm of the Cinque Terre, a coastal region of cliff-clinging villages and dramatic seaside views. On this full-day small-group tour, experience the scenic parts of the region with a driver-tour escort and learn about the UNESCO-listed region’s history. Take a boat ride between Manarola and Vernazza and get free time to explore both locations on foot. Make stops in local wine bars and restaurants to sip some regional varietals and eat a traditional Italian lunch (both at own expense). This tour operates with a limited number of participants to ensure an intimate atmosphere. Round-trip transportation from Florence is included.
  • Small-group day trip to the Cinque Terre villages from Florence
  • Stop for lunch in beautiful Vernazza at your own expense
  • Explore Manarola by foot or relax in a cafe or bar
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
Driver-tour escort
Shared coastal boat ride (if weather permits!) or Coastal train ride from Manarola to Vernazza
Enjoy an ice cream in spring/summer and an aperitif with wine and bruschetta in winter in either Corniglia or Vernazza
Visit three amazing villages in the Cinque Terre area: Manarola, Vernazza and Corniglia
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drink, unless specified
Piazza della Repubblica, 43R , Piazza della Repubblica, 43R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Point: Piazza della Repubblica, central Florence Directions: Outside the Cafe Paskowski in Piazza della Repubblica; you will see your driver-tour escort holding a sign with the name of the tour

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your driver-tour escort and small tour group at the Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence. Board a comfortable tour vehicle and depart for Cinque Terre, a collection of five postcard-perfect fishing hamlets that hug a rugged coastal stretch of the Italian Riviera.

Travel through Tuscany and into the Liguria region for your initial stop in the village of Manarola. Pause for fantastic photo ops of the coastline and the cerulean ocean beyond, then stroll through the narrow alleys and quaint squares of the town itself, one of the oldest in Cinque Terra. Sip a glass or two of the region's famous wines at a charming local wine bar (own expense). 

Departing Manarola, meet your tour escort at a prearranged location to board your boat to Vernazza. During your scenic boat journey, sit back and view the coast gliding by with rolling hills as the backdrop. 

Go ashore in Vernazza after cruising through the picturesque open harbor. Use your free time to walk around, visit the village's castle and church. Stop at one of the many waterfront restaurants for a traditional Italian lunch (own expense).

Following your time in Vernazza, climb into a tour vehicle for a drive through picturesque Corniglia before returning to your starting point.
Stop At:  
Borgo Storico di Manarola
Explore Manarola by foot or relax in a cafe or bar. From Manarola enjoy a shared ride along the Cinque Terre
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stop for lunch in beautiful Vernazza at your own expense
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Soak up scenic views from Corniglia
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (children who are under 36 kg/97 pounds or 150 cm/4ft 9 in,must use proper child restraints). We reserve the right to refuse infants or children if we are not notified at the time of the booking and if the car seats brought do not comply with requirements by Italian law.
  • Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre until about the 3rd week of October. When boats are not operative transfer between towns will be by train or by minivan
  • Boats do not operate in bad weather conditions and when the sea is rough. On these occasions transfers between towns is by local coastal train or by minivan.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • All passengers pay the same rate irrespectively from their age
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to museums, galleries and all related tourist venues as well as indoor bars and restaurants, will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity. This doesn’t apply to children less than 12 years old.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Avventure Bellissime
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "This tour requires some walking as the van cannot get into the towns." See review
  • "The tour is small group which is always the best way to do a tour as it is more personalized and easier to hear and enjoy." See review
  • "We would highly recommend this tour; the extra cost was worth it!" See review

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Pleasant day by the Sea
, Aug 2022
Beautiful scenery. Many restaurants and shops to visit. Our driver was very nice and accommodating. A nice day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very enjoyable day
, Aug 2022
We had a lovely day at CT. Giacono was a great guide. Very knowledgeable with his history and tips for a great day. With the high temp it was great to be driven to the towns and a boat ride and we even had a quick swim.
Yaris! Wonderful guide, incredible day
, Jul 2022
Yaris was wonderful. On the drive to Cinque Terre he shared so much about both the history of the region and contemporary life. He was thoughtful about the heat and planned accordingly. We cannot say enough about what a magical place Cinque Terre is and how wonderful a private tour is to see so much in one day!
, Jul 2022
Marcello was an amazing and informative guide. Cinque terre is a must do. It was breath taking. Bring a swimsuit for a quick dip.
Day trip to Cinque Terra
, Jul 2022
Our original tour guide who was supposed to arrive at 8::00 did not. I called all the numbers I had but no one would answer the phone. I finally found a # from a text you sent me and someone answered. She was very rude and said it was my fault that no one showed up and I had not called her even though I had tried to call on every listed # but no one answered. In a few minutes She called me back to say that the driver did have an emergency and they were sending another driver. Stefano was the back up driver and he was excellent. But we had already missed 1 1/2 hours of our tour. We had to get back by 6:00 for another commitment so could not extend the tour. The tour was quite good but we only got to see 2 of the 3 towns. Stefano offered to take us to the third town but we did not have enough time. We enjoyed the short boat trip and the landscape was beautiful. Stefano was very knowledgeable and professional. It was a 10 hour tour but we missed 1 1/2 hours so we feel a 15% refund is reasonable. We have used Viator many times and have always been very happy with your efficiency.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback. I had the emergency phone that day and I remember what happened. I don't know which numbers you had tried to call but in our voucher it clearly specifies the emergency number to call in case of issues with the tours outside office hours. I've received the first call about 40 minutes after the start of the tour. At first I candidly asked you why you did call 40 minutes after the start of the tour. Being in business for over 20 years I'm used to deal with emergencies and also at times with clients that arriving late do not take up their responsibilities and blame the operator for a no show. Therefore I'm sorry if I did not seem at first empathetic with you. As soon as I realized the problem was actually on our side , I worked to find a solution - After 2 years of covid, all involved in tourism are in a kind of emergency condition very often due to drivers and guides getting covid and therefore having to reschedule tours - also during covid many drivers and guides have decided to find different jobs and therefore there is a shortage of work force . This is just to give an idea of the backstage issues that we, as operators, go through daily in a post pandemic year. In regards to the loss of time, I fully understand as by the time you contacted and the time for the driver to arrive, you left about 1 hr later. On the other hand, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the tour and the driver/guide and that most of all you got to see the Cinque Terre. It’s a pity you had to return earlier as our driver would have made up happily for the time loss. I will advise Viator to offer a partial refund as a compensation for what happen. Kind Regards, Monica
Magical Cinque Terre
, Jun 2022
Our Cinque Terre trip was magical with beautiful cliff towns surrounded by the Mediterranean. Our guide Francesco was outstanding safe and knowledgeable and always willing to please with great lunch reservations and best gelato spot ever!
Such a great views. Great...
, May 2022
Such a great views. Great tour guide very knowledgeable. We had wonderful time visiting Best part was small city name Koronelia
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Client, Thank you so much for your 5 star review about our Small group Cinque terre tour. I totally agree with you, Corniglia offers some of the best views of the Cinque terre: it's also my favourite spot in this amazing area of Italy. Kind Regards, Monica
Fantastic and a great driver.
, May 2022
Our trip was fantastic and especially because of our driver Jonathan Paci. Ask For Johnathon if you choose this tour. He speaks many languages and speaks English very well and Frendly. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the areas we visited. This was also a private tour. He was the very best and Cinque Terra was beautiful.
Cinque Terre is a must!
, Apr 2022
This tour is amazing and I recommend it to anyone looking to see the area of Cinque Terre. The meeting point is centrally located and easy to get to. Our guide, Giacomo, was awesome. The small group tour is a definite plus. The free time at each location was a plus too. I highly recommend taking this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Client, Thank you so much for posting such a nice review about our Small group tour to the Cinque terre. I'm glad you've enjoyed it and I'll certainly share your comment with Giacomo. Your sincerely, Monica
Incredible Experience with an Excellent Guide
, Mar 2022
What an incredible trip! Our driver Gianni was kind, knowledgeable, and a master at navigating the roads through busy Firenze and windy Cinque Terre. We were in a small group and ultimately it almost felt like a private tour. Cinque Terre is well worth the visit with the beautiful landscape and charming shops. This tour made it easy, filling it with fun memories and great conversation. I could not recommend booking this trip with Gianni enough! Ask for him, he’s the best!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Client, Thank you so much for your 5 star review on our Small group Cinque Terre day trip. I will share with words of praise with our driver-guide Gianni that will be very happy to read your comment. Yours sincerely, Monica
Yaris was outstanding! ...
, Sep 2021
Yaris was outstanding! He led us on a wonderful journey of Cinque Terre. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful and fun.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Robin, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review about your private tour to Cinque Terre and our expert driver-tour escort Yaris. We appreciate your comments and we will certainly forward them to Yaris. Thank you for joining our tour, we look forward to welcoming you on our tours again in the future. Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
Great day in Cinque Terre
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Yaris, was terrific. He was knowledgeable , personable and extremely helpful. He made sure we saw the best views and was extremely patient in giving everyone time to take photos. It was a lovely day to visit Cinque Terre, and thanks to Yaris, we made the most of it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your 5-star review of our day trip to Cinque Terre from Florence. We have already forwarded your comments to Yaris and we hope to welcome you on our tours again in the future. Thank you for touring with Avventure Bellissime! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Manager @ Avventure Bellissime
, Feb 2020
One of the best if not the best tours we have ever been on. Yaris - quite possibly The best guide we have ever had. Very friendly and knowledgeable on all subjects. Would highly recommend this tour and quide to our friends.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth it
, Feb 2020
This tour is perfect even for a solo traveler! Highly recommended to everyone. Thanks to Jonathan our guide.
Cinque Terre a must see
, Feb 2020
Our guide was very informative and easy to understand. There were only 4 in the group which made a nice size. Riding the high road back and looking at each village from above was just breathtaking. Excellent guide and smooth tour.
Great day in Cinque Terre
, Jan 2020
Our guide Yaris Baldinotti proved to be an extraordinary communicator throughout our tour in Cinque Terre. Yaris provided a geographical, historical, social and economic framework for us to understand and enjoy the nuances of the territory. Yaris ensured all our needs were met at all times (from transportation to additional information and more) highlighting his performance with much charm and chivalry. Overall, Yaris’ practical understanding of his role as representative of Italy’s culture and history in his role of travel industry professional was impressive and outstanding. We learned and enjoyed everything while traveling through the beautiful sites of this area.
Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence
, Dec 2019
Great experience, small group, guide is very professional, excellent driver. Beginning of December maybe is not best time for visit, but in this period is less tourists and we really enjoyed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly recommend!
, Nov 2019
We had a wonderful experience with our group and our guide Luca . He was very knowledgeable, friendly,and entertaining. Beautiful views . Great experience!
2 travelers found this review helpful
, Nov 2019
We loved this tour! We went on this tour to have a more personal experience than a large bus. There were only two other people on the tour, and Jonathan was our excellent guide. He was very proficient in English and provided a lot of interesting information. He was extremely knowledgable about the areas we travelled through, from history to geography to food. Cinque Terre is an amazing area, just like you see in pictures! The weather was very rainy and foggy, making it less desirable to see the usual number of villages in Cinque Terre, so Jonathan suggested we make up for it with a visit to Pisa, which was such a great addition to the day. We would highly recommend this tour; the extra cost was worth it! Thank you again to our guide!
An exceptional touring experience
, Oct 2019
The morning of the tour, we learned the trip to Cinque Terra was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions - know that all trips there can be cancelled when there are hard rains in that region. Our guide, Giacomo, offered instead a tour of towns in Tuscany - and I’m so glad we agreed. He put together a fabulous itinerary that took us first to Piazzale Michaelangelo where we could snap pictures of Florence. Then onto San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena. He made reservations for us at a wonderful restaurant in Siena and dropped us off at the door. We ended the day with a late afternoon tasting at Monteranaldi Winery. The cities were all amazing - each a different look at the beauty of Italy. Giacomo, though, made the trip very special. He shared his unending historical knowledge of the cities and people throughout the tour and included guidance for us on what to see in each city. He even stopped at each city’s visitor’s bureau and picked us up maps to use on our wanderings. We did have to sit in a traffic jam on the way back and the van had some mechanical issues, but the tour group sent another van to pick us up and delivered us back to Florence. These things happen. Thank you, Giacomo - we’d tour anywhere with you again.

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