Walking tours

Day trip to Cinque Terre and Portovenere from Florence

Availability: Monday and Thursday
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the Cinque Terre National Park on a comfortable day trip from Florence
  • Visit two of the Cinque Terre villages, Riomaggiore and Vernazza, at your own pace
  • Be enchanted by Portovenere, the fishing village celebrated by Byron and Shelley
What to expect

Join this full-day trip from Florence to Portovenere and the world-famous fishing villages of the Cinque Terre National Park. Following roads suspended between sky and sea, you'll admire medieval fishing villages tenaciously clinging to rocks, pastel-colored homes by the sea, as well as bell towers and olive trees making up the landscape.

As you proceed through the "azure motorway" along the Tyrrhenian coast, enjoy the sight of the white marble quarries of the Apuan Alps before entering the Ligurian territory and reach Riomaggiore. This beautiful village is characterized by medieval tower-homes, steps, alleys and small squares between two steep, hilly terraces. From here, stroll down the romantic Via dell’Amore, a smooth path along the cliffs leading to Manarola.

Continue on to Vernazza, one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy. Vernazza perches on a rocky promontory stretching out toward the sea, its small port pressed against terraced, green hills. Get lost among lanes with dozens of shops as you’re tempted by seafood from a local restaurant.

From Vernazza, reach Portovenere in one hour by boat along the beautiful rugged coast. Portovenere will be waiting for you with the ancient beauty described in its name. Take a walk among shops selling local products and handicrafts on the seafront. Visit the Gothic Church of San Pietro, decorated with white and black bands; perched on top of the promontory, it was built on the remains of a Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Venus. Admire the medieval sculptures of the Collegiate of San Lorenzo and the imposing Castello Doria overlooking the hamlet.

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What's included
  • Experience in a small group (max 8)
  • Admission to Cinque Terre Park
  • Trip in a luxury minivan
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Boat tickets
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in the city center
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Infant (0–2): 50% discount
  • Child (3–8): 30% discount
  • Show a document proving children’s age upon request
Where

Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

Pick up at your accommodation in central Florence (if agreed with the local operator) or departure at 7.55am from Piazza della Repubblica, in front of Gilli Caffè.

What to remember
  • Pick-up service available at your accommodation located in the city center of Florence: please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the tour departure; you can find the contact information on the voucher after booking
  • Please note that a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants apply. Cancellation after confirmation is possible if the minimum number isn't reached. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered another date or an alternative tour or full refund
  • The English-speaking driver leads the tour with general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit of the city, nor to provide information inside museums and churches
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended. Access to places of worship requires suitable clothing: shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses are not allowed
  • In case of adverse weather conditions, the transfer will be by minivan instead of by boat
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When
  • On Monday and Thursday at 8.00am
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Provider
Caf Tour & Travel - Gray Line Florence
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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