Private Cinque Terre Day Trip

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

The Best of Cinque Terre: A Private Experience

5 Picturesque Villages

The Cinque Terre, the ‘5 Lands’ are famous for their pretty colorful facades overlooking the sea. They are 5 little villages along the coastline which you will walk in this guided day trip.

Clifftop, hillside trails with stunning views

This delightful walk along the Italian Ligurian Riviera will have you away from the crowds in the fresh air, hiking past olive groves and vineyards.

The Best of Cinque Terre

Avoid the busy transportation and see the best of the Cinque Terre villages as you walk between some of the villages.

Comfortable Car & Visit the Villages

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

Cinque Terra 1st 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 a cluttering of citrus-colored tower-houses, this town looks almost edible!

Cinque Terre 2nd village: Riomaggiore

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 3rd village: Monterosso

In Monterosso, you’ll see ‘Il Gigante’ – the Giant carved into a cliff-face who has spent centuries enjoying spectacular coastal views over the Ligurian sea.


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.

Bonus boat ride!

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

Delightful Italian Lunch by the 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 4 of the best Cinque Terre village towns by train, boat* and on foot^, seeing the 5th 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


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

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

10-11 hours

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

Start Location:

End Location:

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


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1 review for Private Cinque Terre Day Trip

  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.

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