Beautiful panoramic view of the La Spezia Gulf
Pan Shot Vernazza
Colourful houses in Manarola
Guided tour of Cinque Terre in Italy
Unforgettable Road Trip

Fully Guided Day Trip to Cinque Terre from Florence with Optional Light Hiking

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  • This one-day tour is an amazing way for you to discover and explore four stunning Italian towns: Vernazza, Monterosso and Manarola. They make up part of the amazing Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you are free to explore them on this tour.
  • Travel in style away from Florence and towards the seaside on a private, air-conditioned coach. All of the transport on this trip is taken care of for you, meaning you don’t have to think about anything other than just how beautiful this part of the country really is.
  • You will spend the day with an expert English-speaking tour guide by your side with an exciting commentary at each point of this relaxed Italian exploration, you’ll come away feeling fulfilled without being bombarded!
  • Choose to book the transfer-only option and join us on the journey from Florence to La Spezia, traveling in comfort and style. Enjoy free time in this scenic location, choosing exactly how to explore the Ligurian Riviera, until it's time for everyone to meet up again and head back to Florence.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Round-trip transport from Florence
  • Local train tickets (not available for "tranfer-only" option)
  • Cinque Terre National Park admission ticket (not available for "tranfer-only" option)
  • Free time in Vernazza, Monterosso and Manarola with your tour guide (not available for "tranfer-only" option)
  • Optional light hike with tour leader (not available for "tranfer-only" option)
  • Expert local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Beverages
  • Towel & Swimwear

Sites Visited

  • La Spezia
  • Vernazza
  • Monterosso
  • Manarola

Embark on an incredible fully guided journey to experience some of Italy's most breathtaking scenery. The Dark Rome Cinque Terre Florence in One Day tour will pack your day with an authentic taste of the Italian Riviera, where small maritime villages huddle near the sea and cling to the rocks in unbroken harmony with nature. It is no wonder that this area's history and traditions have been awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This part of Italy has inspired many artists, writers, and visitors who have been able to absorb its delightful atmosphere.

The day begins with a ride on a comfortable private coach from Florence to Vernazza during which one of our expert, English-speaking tour guides will provide captivating commentary on local points of interest as you pass from the region of Tuscany to Liguria. You will be able to spot the massive Carrara marble quarries where Michelangelo used to go, and learn how the rocky Ligurian coast was settled over the centuries due to the hard work of its inhabitants.

Enjoy some free time in Vernazza admiring the colorful houses and beautiful scenery, before catching the train down the coast to Monterosso. This is the largest town in Cinque Terre, and again you’ll have some free time here to enjoy everything on offer. You can swim here at the famous Fegina beach, the most stunning beach of Cinque Terre, so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit! Your tour guide is able to organize a boat trip for you or a light hike the beautiful hills of the Liguarian coast, this is a great way to admire the area.

Your next stop is the charming town of Manarola, with it’s lovely narrow streets and quaint little square. It feels like stepping straight into an Italian painting, and the sights will surely take your breath away. Explore it at your leisure  this part of Italy really is something special, and you’ll spend each part of your day in awe of the country’s outstanding beauty.

Don't be surprised if you feel like you’re dreaming as you head back to the railway station, reach the bus and return to Florence. Pinch yourself and remember that memories last a lifetime - and some of the best are made at Cinque Terre.

Tranfer-Only Option

If you choose to book the transfer-only option, you'll join us on the comfortable coach journey from Florence to La Spezia. Here, our guides will leave you to your own devices for the rest of the day; you can explore beautiful La Spezia to your heart's content, discovering the beautiful scenery and visiting the museums or art galleries. You can also hop on a train and visit the Cinque Terre towns on your own, so that you can decide where to go, what to visit and how long you want to spend in each town. Be sure to make it back on time to  La Spezia and head back to the designated meeting point so we can take you straight back to Florence!

Cancelation Policy

This tour is subject to a 24-hour cancelation policy. If you wish to cancel or amend your booking, you can do so without charge by contacting us up to 24 hours in advance of your expected departure time.

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