Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch
- Duration: 13 hours
After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of this quaint village and take some time to wander around. If you have selected the add-on, sit down at a local restaurant with a beautiful terrace and sea views. Tuck into a lunch of fresh fish for your 'primo' and homemade pesto pasta for your ‘secondo’. Then, choose to either go on an adventurous guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once...
Gabriel, our tour guide was amazing and he made sure we had a good time with his information and friendliness. The trip was wonderful. We started at 7:30 from Florence and came back at 8:30. Cinque terre is beautiful and worth the visit.
Enjoy a combined full-day sightseeing and walking tour of Pisa and the Cinqueterre National Park on an excursion especially designed for independent travelers between 18 and 35 years of age. You will first travel by train from Santa Maria Novella station in Florence. Stop for 2 hours at Pisa, home of the spectacular Piazza dei Miracoli, where you will see Pisa’s most significant attractions, including the Leaning Tower, Baptistry, Campo Santo, and Duomo di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral). Next, travel by local train from La Spezia station, on the Pisa to Genoa line, to Cinqueterre National Park. Known as the "Five Lands," Cinqueterre is a stunning cluster of villages famous for their scenic walking trails, gorgeous coastline, and sunny beaches. Then next stop will be a visit to Riomaggiore. Two more villages will be visited Manarola and Vernazza, which is ideal for those who want to relax and la...
Edcuardo is a wonderful guide, very detailed and gave good advices. Covered a lot during the trip. Pisa and Cinque Terre is a must go!
Beginning from Florence, you will depart from the main train Station of Santa Maria Novella. After 1 hour you will reach Pisa Station before meeting your guide for a group tour of the main Square, Piazza dei Miracoli. This of one of the most important historical complex in Europe and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1989. The itinerary includes an introduction to the Square and of all its monuments (Baptistry, Monumental Cemetery, Leaning Tower and Cathedral) and a visit inside the Cathedral. With this tour you have the possibility to book tickets for the Leaning Tower in advance. After the visit you will have free time to walk by yourself in the city center, before choosing any train to get back to Florence
David was an excellent host and guide. Very personable and friendly. He met us at the train station and we had pleasant conversations all the way to the park where he told us about life in Pisa and the day to day goings on. Once in the park, he was extremely knowledgeable about every monument in the park and the surrounding areas including the Jewish Cemetery. He showed us little known parts of the park and even engaged my kids. He also gave us great recommendations for local food. Highly recommended. Only problematic part of the whole tour is arrival at the Pisa San Rossore station. The station used to be much bigger and its not very busy so finding the actual meeting spot took a few minutes.
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Fully loaded day! Do note, this is a tour is in a large group (~30 people), but this caused no problem - easy to hear guide, great to meet like minded people too. Emmanuel and Mano were our guides for the day - entertaining, insightful and very helpful. Highly recommend having the meal (~15 euro each), some of the best food we had. The views all along the hike are stunning - you can go at your own pace, there’s no rush, so we do recommend this A fantastic (busy) day, and a memory we will treasure
Fabulous tour. Our guide Daniella was very informative. Educational and focused on our group and our individual enjoyment. He lead the hike from Corniglia to Vernazza and gave the option to those who didn’t want to hike. He wrote out train schedules to ensure we would all be at the meeting place. The tows are beautiful and the scenery spectacular. The bus ride was also comfortable and again Daniella educated us on history and interesting facts along the way
It was a very long day but so worth every minute. We were able to see so much in one day yet did not feel rushed at all. Alessandro and Chris made the day, best tour guides ever! We liked our first trip with them so much, we sought them out for second day of touring.
I would recommend this tour to everyone. Such a great experience and value for money. Brilliantly lead by our Tour guides Manolo. Don’t think twice, trust me, it will be worth your time.
Manolo and Gabrial were amazing . They gave good recommendations too. I am a vegetarian and did not find any issues with food too. Quite informative trip.