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Cinque Terre Tour - Private Day Trip from Florence

Enjoy a quality private tour with a great guide exploring the must-sees of the Cinque Terre.

The Best of Cinque Terre: A Private Tour Experience

A Private Tour of the Famous 5 Lands -Picturesque Villages

The Cinque Terre, the ‘5 Lands’ are famous for their pretty colorful facades overlooking the sea. They are 5 five little villages along the coastline of Liguria. You’ll see the prettiest highlights on this guided day trip.

Cinque Terre Clifftop, Hillside Trails and Stunning Views

This delightful tour to the Italian Ligurian Riviera will have you seeing beautiful cascading hilltop village and sea views, steeply sloped terraced olive groves and vineyards.

The Best of Cinque Terre Tour

Avoid the busy transportation and see the best of the Cinque Terre villages with a great guide.

Comfortable Car & Visit to the Famous Cinque Terre Villages

Accompanied by your guide, your private Cinque Terre tour departs from Florence by private minivan or car, heading towards Italy’s west coast, where you will be led to the best of the Cinque Terre towns.

Cinque Terra Village: Manarola

On this 1-day Cinque Terre tour from Florence, you’ll stop by pretty Manarola, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. With it’s citrus-colored tower-houses, this town looks almost edible!

Cinque Terre Village: Riomaggiore

Time and weather permitting you’ll visit the lively yet relaxed village of Riomaggiore. Hop on the local train to the next village where you’ll pass through the mountain and see the spectacular views of the ocean and the breathtaking sight of Corniglia.

Cinque Terre Village: Monterosso

Another of the Cinque Terre villages- Time and weather permitting you’ll see ‘Il Gigante’ – the Giant carved into a cliff-face who has spent centuries enjoying spectacular coastal views over the Ligurian sea.

Cinque Terre Village: Vernazza

Last but not least you’ll reach Vernazza, home to a castle built in the 1400’s to protect the Cinque Terre village from pirate attacks.

Cinque Terre Village: Corniglia

Depending on the time and weather, our guide will take you to Corniglia with it’s breathtaking views.

Bonus Cinque Terre Tour Boat Ride!

If the weather allows, you will also catch the local ‘battello’ boat* between two of the villages.

Delightful Italian Lunch by the Cinque Terre Sea-Side

You’ll stop for a typical Ligurian lunch with wine to go with it.

Highlights of the Private of Cinque Terre Day Trip:

  • Enjoy a private comfortable transfer from Florence to the Cinque Terre with a delightful English-speaking guide
  • Experience some of the Mediterranean’s most stunning seaside villages on a one-day tour along the Italian Riviera
  • Visit 3 of the best Cinque Terre villages by train, boat* and on foot^, seeing the others from a unique vantage point
  • Pass pretty hillside olive groves and vineyards perched along the picturesque Ligurian coast
  • Savor a restaurant lunch featuring typical Ligurian cuisine and wine
  • Your tour guide will also point out the best eateries for other delicious local treats
  • Spy a Castle built in the 1400s to protect the coastal village against pirate attacks
  • Pass through Tuscany’s picturesque countryside as postcard perfect scenery flashes by

Arriving by Cruise Ship? Cinque Terre Shore Excursion

Contact us for a private Cinque Terre shore excursion from the port of Livorno or Genova.

 

Tour Details

Public  Tour Meets:
8.15am each Monday and Thursday starting right after Easter and ending at the end of October.

Private Tours:
8am or 8:30am meet on any day

Includes:
Return transportation from Florence, transportation between villages by local train and boat*, typical Ligurian lunch with wine, expert guide.

Not Included:
Tips, extra courses, extra drinks, snacks.

Fitness requirement:
You must be of an average fitness and health level to do this tour. The tour includes walking on mixed terrain, plus the coastal villages visited have sloping paths and stairs.

Public Tour Minimum participants:
4 persons

Public Tour Maximum participants:
7 persons

Length:
10-11 hours

Weather:
Tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary depending on weather conditions and seasonal availability.

Start Location:
Florence

End Location:
Florence

Dress Code:
Casual, comfortable shoes

Please note:
Children under 12 years are not allowed on the shared small-group tour.
This tour involves a 30 minute walk over mixed terrain so comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are advised. *Tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary in accordance with weather, seasonal availability, safety conditions and local ordinances.
^A trek along the famous Via dell’Amore – the ‘path of love’ – adorned with dedications to Greek and Roman gods shall be included when access is open to the public (being that may be closed due to works underway following a landslide in September, 2012).
For any dietary restrictions, please make a note in the Notes section so we can inform the kitchen and do our best to accommodate your requirements.

Meeting Point

The meeting point will be confirmed after booking

FAQ's

We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

It’s important for everyone to bring their ID

student or children for the museum

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before departure time for all tours and services

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

Children under 12 are not allowed on this tour

No, there is hiking over mixed terrain. Please contact us for private tour options

Typical Ligurian lunch at a restaurant. We can accommodate any dietary requirements or food allergies.

We allow a maximum of 7 people on the Best of Cinque Terre tour.

Yes, just let us know what your dietary requirements are and we will update the venue.

Yes, you will have free time in each town to explore on your own.

We use a 9-seater minivan

Reviews

2 reviews for Cinque Terre Tour – Private Day Trip from Florence

  1. Donna

    This was an exceptional tour to lovely seaside villages with our knowledgeable and charming guide, Marissa. We traveled by car, boat, train and foot, enjoying the scenery, vineyards, hiking, shopping, beach and of course, the food. The restaurant chosen for lunch was excellent, where we also tried delicious local wine. We highly recommend this tour as the perfect way to experience Cinque Terre.

  2. Linda Meek

    The tour was wonderful and our guide Ella was outstanding and so fun! We have used your group before and will continue to use your company again. I will recommend Art Viva to family and friends

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