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Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train

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Firenze, Italy

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iconOffered in: English
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Discover Pisa and the picturesque Cinque Terre on this day trip departing from Florence. Snap a photo with the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before heading to the coast to see the seaside villages of the Italian Riviera. There, travel through the pink- and yellow-hued towns of the Cinque Terre, a World Heritage Site. Explore the beaches, try the local cuisine (own expense) and wander the charming cobblestone streets. This excursion is open to travelers between 18 and 45 years old, and includes your train transportation.
  • Full-day trip to Pisa and the Cinque Terre from Florence, with train transport included
  • See Pisa’s top sights, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo, with free time at the Field of Dreams
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre with an expert guide
  • Wander along Riomaggiore’s historical streets and admire the pastel buildings that lean against each other
  • Relax on the beach or cool off with a swim in Vernazza
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Local English-speaking tour leader
Stop in Pisa to allow you to visit the leaning tower
The best of Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza
Info about the region and sites
Gratuities
Entrance to the Tower of Pisa
Lunch

Departure Point

Piazza della Stazione, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your trip will begin at the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence, where you’ll meet your guide. Then hop aboard and enjoy the 1-hour train ride from Florence to Pisa.

Once there, head to Piazza dei Miracoli with your guide, where you’ll find the Duomo, the Baptistery and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy 1.5 hours to explore these top attractions independently.

Afterward, return to the train station to head toward La Spezia, switching trains toward Riomaggiore just over an hour later. Here you’ll enter the beloved Cinque Terre, comprising five villages along the Italian Riviera.

Hop off to stroll the charming streets with your guide. The buildings along each fishing village are brilliantly colored in pinks, yellows and blues and make a stunning backdrop for your photos.

Continue by train to the village of Manarola, which is rumored to have more grapevines than any other Cinque Terre town. Check out the harbor before heading to your final stop, the village of Vernazza. Here you can enjoy time to explore on your own, jumping into the waters of the Riviera or taking in some rays at the beach.

After a full day of exploration, travel back to Florence by train, where your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Stazione di Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Meet your expert guide at Santa Maria Novella train station in central Florence, then hop aboard an air-conditioned train to Pisa. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your scenic ride out of the city, arriving in Pisa approximately an hour later.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Leaning Tower of Pisa
On arrival, follow your guide to the Field of Dreams (Piazza dei Miracoli), a verdant expanse home to the city’s most important sights: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and the Duomo.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza dei Miracoli
With 1.5 hours here spent at your leisure, perhaps pose for photos by the Leaning Tower and, depending on availability, head inside for a guided tour (own expense). Alternatively, make for the Duomo (own expense) to marvel at its carved pulpit by Giovanni Pisano, or head inside the Baptistery (own expense) to test the unusual acoustics.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
La Spezia
Just under 1.5 hours later, find yourself at La Spezia train station, where you’ll catch a local train to the historical village of Riomaggiore.
Stop At:  
Riomaggiore
Wonder at the tightly packed pastel buildings as you stroll along the cobbled streets with your guide.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vernazza
Continue by train to Vernazza, a seaside town that surrounds a tiny, natural port. Alight your train, then enjoy free time to soak up the sun on the pretty beach, or dive into the cooling waters for a swim.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Manarola
Your final stop is Manarola, a tiny village that is said to have more grapevines than any other Cinque Terre village. Wander along the harbor and spend a few minutes snapping photos of the picturesque buildings that cascade toward the sea.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Florence
After, make your way back to La Spezia or Pisa aboard the train for the return trip to Florence, where your tour concludes. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- Please note: Via dell’Amore is closed to the public due to landslide damage.
  • 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
  • In high season ( June, July & August ) due to the popularity of the villages, the trains could be very crowed and hot, be prepared.
  • This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilties and to those sensitive to the heat
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes
  • In summer it is recommended to bring hat, sun cream, bottle of water and swimming suit
  • In winter it is recommended to bring a rain jacket in the event of bad weather
  • The tour is in English only
  • Minimum age allowed on the tour is 18 years - no kids
  • Maximum age allowed on the tour is 45 years
  • We are not strict with the age limit and people older than 45 BUT younger than 50 are always welcome as long as they are young in heart and have no walking disabilities and are happy to be with younger people. Our Tour Operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travellers, etc... that often fall into this category. The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded and are made for travellers to meet and connect with other passengers of the same age from all parts of the world who share the same interests, lifestyles and traveling styles.
  • Please note:
  • Due to a landslide which occurred at the end of September 2012, Via dell’Amore is closed
  • In the event of a national train strike or train delays, the tour operator is not responsible of the disservice of the trains. In the event of national train strikes the tour could be cancelled
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Italy on a Budget

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train.

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  • "It is a long day, but this is a good way to see all the sights." See review
  • "This tour also involves a lot of trains so if you aren’t open for an adventure using the best transportation Italy has to offer, this isn’t for you!" See review
  • "This tour is definitely worth your while if you are on a tight schedule." See review

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Beautiful seaside
Christina_C
, Mar 2020
Our guide Carlota was great - very friendly and helpful. The towns were beautiful and a highlight of our trip. A lot of shops were closed but we excpected that this time of year. Tour was as described and had time for everything even with a small train delay - even time to swim if it had been warmer !
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Smooth trip
strollof
, Feb 2020
It was a great day! Our guides Carlotta and Julia were wonderful! Scenery was beautiful and our transfer from train to train went smoothly!
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Pisa wow! Cinque Terre beautiful
rogerlopezrk
, Jan 2020
Emma our guide was wonderful to spend our day with, she took care of all details most important if you're short on time and want to see a lot this is it look no further
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Amazing and affordable
DandG74
, Nov 2019
Couldn't be more pleased with our trip; the perfect mix of assistance and independence! Eduardo handled all the transportation, guided us through the maze of stations and schedules and made sure had time to make all our connections. He was there to offer suggestions at each stop but let us explore on our own. Can't think of a better way to see these destinations in one very full day!
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Good Experience
eleanoramadeus
, Oct 2019
This is what I wanted and expected. We were guided to Pisa and three of the five villages of Cinque Terre. The guide provided some explanation of the site but we were left to explore on our own, which is what I wanted. Do not expect to be able to go into the tower of Pisa or other ticketed events because you will not have time due to the pace of the trip, about an hour at each stop. I do wish there was more communication from the tour company. Our guide was 45 minutes late to start the tour and we had no way to know what was going on because the office was closed at seven in the morning.
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Nout a Tour but a Train Escort
SuccessWithinReach
, Aug 2019
I cannot begin to express how disappointed I was with this "tour." This was not led by a tour guide but by a person who leads you from train to train. No interesting information was given at each stop except for 3 minutes at Pisa. The sites were beautiful but I need to look them up online to see what made them special/unique. The escort told us that her boss was accompanying her to review her performance, although he spoke no English and did not help at all. At each stop, she was holding hands with him (I assume it was her boyfriend). I will say that they were both very nice and she would answer a question if one was asked. Cinque Terre and Pisa were beautiful. My suggestion would be that the tour operator be transparent and state that this is not a tour but someone to guide you to a train. If that expectation was set then all would be OK. I would also encourage the guide to be transparent and truthful. This was a complete disappointment.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear David, thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our tour and that you felt very disappointed with the experience. By reading your review my opinion is that you had a different expectation from what we actually promote. Your disappointment comes from the fact that the guide did not walk you around explaining in detail the site, but this is not what we sell. Under the description of the tour we clearly mention that this is not a guided tour with a guide following you throughout. Although, given prior notice, it's a service that we can organise. This is clearly evident in the positive reviews of this particular tour from our other customers. Our tour is led by a tour leader who shares with you cultural & historical infos of the whole area through speeches organised / spread during the day. We are a company for young backpackers and travellers on a budget and our philosophy is to show you the best destinations including Cinque Terre with locally trained guides without overloading you with unnecessary information. We are sure, if you asked your guide to provide more info, she would have been glad to do so. The Cinque Terre are five fishing villages is more celebrated for its beauty than its historical value so we hope that not being satisfied does not come from a different expectation of the area. For this reason we stand by the fact that we don't promote this tour as a guided tour with a guide but as a tour led by a tour leader (in Italy they are two different typology of guidance) and it's a mix of free time and guidance all of which is clearly stated in the description. We aplogize for the misunderstanding and we hope you will be able to join us again in the future as we have several types of tour for all tastes and needs. In the future we are happy to organise something more suitable to your needs.
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Wonderful guide and beautiful scenery!
zhassam310
, Aug 2019
Eduardo was a great guide and we really enjoyed our time with him! Really helpful! The trains were annoying as it felt longer to reach places but worth it to go to both Pisa and CT.
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Worth it
sanda58270
, Aug 2019
This tour is definitely worth your while if you are on a tight schedule. Our tour guide Paula was amazing, so friendly she showed us where to eat, what drinks to try and what gelato was the best. We visited 3 of the villages and spent good hour or more at each one.
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Rainy Pisa, Small Cinque Terre
isaaclausy
, Aug 2019
We have a good start in Firenza but it gets rainy in Pisa and some roads are flooded during our walk back to station. Cinque Terre are small and moderately quiet places worth a visit. While it is rather good in the pictures dont expect too much time in each village.
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Amazing day
jzpooja
, Jul 2019
We were with Paula the whole day, our tour guide. She was great. The tour was just as expected. We went to Pisa and had time to our self. Then we went to Cinque terre. There you visit three towns. Paula gives good recommendations to what to expect and you have time on your own. She also gives advice on food. We however ate on our own. We had lots of fun taking pictures at Pisa and then dipped into the water when we went to Cinque terre. I think you can do this on your own. However it's hassle-free going with a guide and we felt it was worth it. We had to worry about nothing. Paula took care of us.
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