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.
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.
Tips, extra courses, extra drinks, snacks.
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:
Public Tour Maximum participants: 7 persons
Length: 10-11 hours
Tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary depending on weather conditions and seasonal availability.
Casual, comfortable shoes
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.
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
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.
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