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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence with Optional Hiking

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Explore the five idyllic fishing village’s of Italy’s UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre on this guided tour departing from Florence. This hassle-free adventure includes entry to the national park. You’ll visit areas inaccessible by car, hear from your guide about each town and enjoy a moderately challenging hike. If you choose the tour option without hiking, the train will be used instead to move between villages.
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Ages 8-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 13h
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Highlights
  • Guided trip to Cinque Terre from Florence
  • Spectacular coastal views along the Cinque Terre
  • Soak up the old-world atmosphere as you explore Cinque Terre villages on foot
  • Visit areas inaccessible by car with a guide

  • A fun and professional guide who is there to lead you through the day
  • Transport between Florence and Cinque Terre by coach plus all other transport for the day
  • Entry tickets to the Cinque Terre National Park
  • Boat ride along the Riviera (end March to end October only - weather permitting)
  • Time to explore the Cinque Terre villages on foot
  • Entry/Admission - Monterosso al Mare

Your journey begins with a coach ride from Florence to Manarola, where your tour begins. Follow a scenic trail that stretches through all five of the Cinque Terre’s UNESCO-listed fishing villages, hearing from your guide about points of interest along the way. Hike along cliffside trails in Corniglia, pass terraces of olive groves and cafes in Vernazza, and refresh tired feet during a swim stop in a bay. (if you choose the tour option without hiking, the train will be used instead to move between villages). Then, take the train to Monterosso, where you’ll have free time to explore the beaches and artisan shops typical of the village. The tour culminates with a boat ride along the Italian Riviera to colorful Riomaggiore. From here, you’ll relax during the coach ride back to Florence.

Start:
  • Piazza della Stazione, 14/39, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    Check-in: 7.15am - Your guide will be holding a WALKABOUT sign, right by the taxi stand at Santa Maria Novella train station across from the outside McDonald's
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5070CINQUE

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Suitable walking shoes are mandatory for those doing the hiking – no flip-flops. Suggestions: walking boots or sneakers, closed toe shoes with non-slip soles.
    • If you want to swim during free time, please remember to bring your own towel and swimwear.
    • On rare occasions the boat ride will stop operating due to bad weather or strong winds. It is beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued.
    • In case of unexpected closure of the paths for unforeseen events, alternative routes will be taken instead for those doing the hiking
    • A large amount of walking is involved for those doing the hiking. You must be of average fitness and be able to keep up with the rest of the group.
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties, below average fitness, or young children.
    • Minimum age is 8 years.
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Piazza della Stazione, 14/39
      Piazza della Stazione, 14/39, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
      Check-in: 7.15am - Your guide will be holding a WALKABOUT sign, right by the taxi stand at Santa Maria Novella train station across from the outside McDonald's
      See address & details
    • 1
      Walkabout Tour Pick Up
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 2
      Borgo Storico di Manarola
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 3
      Borgo Storico di Corniglia
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 4
      Cinque Terre Trails
      Stop: 8 hours
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    • 5
      Vernazza
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 6
      Borgo Antico
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 7
      Spiaggia di Fegina
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 8
      Monterosso
      Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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    • 9
      Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore
      Stop: 60 minutes
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      Stazione La Spezia Centrale
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    Chwei Peng T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Couples
    We had a fantastic experience with this day trip!

    I was initially concerned that it might be a difficult hike but it was done at a comfortable pace, allowing hikers to soak in the surrounding beauty. Our guide, Sarah, took great care to ensure all of us were accounted for and took us from one town to the next seamlessly via train and boat.

    We enjoyed the optional lunch (authentic pesto pasta) arranged by the company and would recommend this.

    Sarah shared some interesting information about the towns we passed by during the bus ride as well as Cinque Terre itself. We also appreciated her recommendations for gelato, focaccia and wine tasting at the various towns!

    An extremely well organised trip and would recommend this.
    Written 12 January 2020
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    Hello, We genuinely appreciate your words about how the tour was well organized. We are so happy to hear that Sarah was so helpful and caring. Thanks for sharing. Kind Regards Walkabout
    Written 19 January 2020
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    Josh G
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    This was a great trip and absolutely worth the price of admission.

    Our guide Manolo was helpful, informative and enjoyable. He gave plenty of options to wander by ourselves or follow him on informative tours through each town. He also had great suggestions on how to see/do almost 'all' of what we were personally interested in (spritz's/shopping/gelato/anchovies/etc) within the time constraints that we had.

    We opted for the extra hike in the middle which, admittedly was a lot of walking (about 2 extra km I believe), but nothing too terrible, and definitely worth it for the views.

    I read plenty of reviews and the few complaints that I read about seemed completely unwarranted (such as the walking TO the bus from the train station, the title of the trip clearly states that walking is involved on this tour.) The other main complaint that I read about was the lunch portion, due to this we opted out of the lunch prepared for those that choose to purchase it and chose to explore a little on our own. We probably paid a little more than we would have had we purchased the optional meal, but we enjoyed the experience of roaming and popping our heads into each different spot to choose on our own. Our guide even gave us a great suggestion as to where we could eat with amazing views if we got our food 'take away.'

    The ONLY drawback to this tour on our end was how little time was spent in the last of the five towns (or 'lands') as this was just as the sun was setting. The timing was prime for photographs of the beautiful buildings and scenery. (dusk and dawn are the best times for landscape photos in terms of lighting) This is no way a criticism of the tour guide or the trip in it's entirety as I completely understand that we needed to stay on a particular schedule to ensure a fully enjoyable day as well as the fact that had we come at a different time of year the lighting wouldn't have been the same.

    It does turn out to be roughly a 13 hour day so packing snacks and a water bottle are a must. Ultimately it would have been great to spend more time in each of the 'lands', but there are only so many hours in one day. If you have more time at your disposal, there are other options, but if you only have one day/opportunity to visit Cinque Terra, I can't imagine a better option than the tour provided by Manolo and Walkabout Florence.
    Written 8 November 2021
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    Victoria DeBaets
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2019
    My husband and I booked this tour for our honeymoon and it was one of our favorite day trips we did all week! Sarah was an outstanding tour guide! We started with a nice bus ride from Florence to right outside of Cinque Terre. We visited each of the villages and Sarah did a great job for pointing out what made each village unique along the way. The highlight from this day trip is the hike you do between the villages. The views are absolutely breathtaking! It is not too strenuous and Sarah allows everyone to set their own pace and gives a final meeting time so that everyone has a little bit of free time before heading back to the bus. We really enjoyed how knowledgeable Sarah was but also that she was laid back and allowed us to enjoy the views without rushing too much. Highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a little bit of an outdoorsy adventure with amazing views!
    Written 13 January 2020
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    Hello, Thanks a lot for choosing this adventure as a part of your honeymoon trip. We are extremely happy that you particularly enjoyed the hike and the way Sarah led this tour. Kind Regards Walkabout
    Written 20 January 2020
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    Andy P
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2022 • Solo
    Each town is like a museum in itself, with its own identity, eateries and unique quirks. They are colourful, fun to explore and picturesque due to their cliffside location. The towns get very busy on weekends, so I recommend doing a mid-week tour. We got enough time in each town except the first one, as we had to catch the train back but after 12 or so hours of exploring it hardly felt like a raw deal at this point.

    The seafood and pasta for lunch was very good food, though I thought it was overpriced. The hike was short but sweet (30mins-1hr), which is the only way to logistically fit such an event in with such a large group. Yes, there was I'd say around 70-80 people on the tour.

    Most of the unique food options come in the last town of Monterosso, including fried pizza dough and a wine tasting. I advise getting some alcohol here for the boat tour, which gives a great new perspective of the five towns.

    The tour guides were great, extremely well informed and helpful from lending spare face masks to paying for the bathroom for those with no cash, which is really appreciated.

    A great day, not too rushed in my opinion but I would recommend returning on your own itinerary if you wish to sunbathe or spend more time in the many bars/eateries located there.
    Written 11 July 2022
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    Ehren W
    Las Vegas, NV6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    A very well-organized and long tour (13 hours) with Christian and Gabriel. They broke up a rather large group into two to provide better service which was much appreciated. Christian presented the group with a lot of interesting and insightful history of the region in general and Cince Terre specifically. Be prepared for a long trip especially if the day is hot, sunny, and humid. Use of bathrooms at the train stations and train tickets are part of the price. However, you will need to pay to use the bathroom at the embarking station at La Specia which is right after the 2 hour bus ride (or you can buy something at the cafe and use their bathroom but the line can be long). We brought along our own lunch so I can't say much about the food in the towns, but I would imagine its pretty similar anywhere you go in Italy. The crowds in each town can be annoying but hey its the high point in Summer and it was also the August holiday for Italians. Save the swimming for that last stop before getting on the boat ride for the return trip (awesome coastal views)! There are free showers and some free spots by the rocks at the end of the beach.
    Written 21 August 2021
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    Melissa Pineda
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2019 • Friends
    This hike was the highlight of our trip! Martina was an amazing guide she stressed the fact that this hike was enjoyable and not a race, take comfortable shoes and clothes, as you do hike all day. Don’t forget your swimsuit for a dip at 2 of the spots!! Martina was so great and made sure everyone was doing okay and chose amazing places to replenish during the hike. We were able to enjoy delicious seafood and had some of the best pesto pasta! During this hike we had the best tour guide ever! Her name is MARTINA and she was extremely caring and outgoing. She went the extra mile to make sure if anyone had question or wanted tips on what to eat and do she spent as much time as people needed answering all these questions! THANK YOU MARTINA!
    Written 11 January 2020
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    Hello Melissa, Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed this day spent along with Martina. She will be extremely happy about your excellent review. Kind Regards Walkabout
    Written 19 January 2020
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    Tricia B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019
    We attended this tour as part of our honeymoon to Italy. Beware this is a LONG DAY but really incredible! The tour started early in the morning and then we were on the bus for about an hour and a half. The bus wasn't the most comfortable from a legroom perspective, but it was clean and new. Upon arrival at the train station, you're hustled onto a commuter train for a few stops and then off to the races. This is a very long day of walking and a lot is packed into the day, but we really enjoyed ourselves and were totally in awe of the beauty. We also had lunch on our own instead of the group lunch, and found an amazing restaurant and had the entire dining room to ourselves! The only drawback is the trains that take you from one town to another - the platforms are unbearably crowded and it was incredibly difficult to stay together, but that's not the tour company's fault - the country needs to have more trains to get everyone around. Can't recommend this tour enough!
    Written 3 January 2020
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    Hello Tricia, Great to hear this turned out to be an incredible day. That beautiful area is crowded indeed. Thanks for sharing. Kind Regards Walkabout
    Written 19 January 2020
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    Rick G
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019
    Sarah was very knowledgeable of the area with good presentation without overdoing the detail. As each wanted to know more about a particular, Sarah could explain so that we all could hear and understand. She was concerned with our safety and the enjoyment of the countryside and small towns and allowed the correct amount of free time. Well done.
    Written 16 January 2020
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    Hello Richard, We are glad that you could enjoy the day with Sarah. Thanks for pointing out that she was concerned with your safety and that she proved to be a source of useful information. Kind Regards Walkabout
    Written 22 January 2020
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    lossuenosdeviaje
    Vacaville, CA22 contributions
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    Apr 2023 • Friends
    If you have a limited amount of time to squeeze in a visit to Cinque Terre, then this is the way to go! We were based in Florence for a week, and while there’s tons to see in the city, we wanted to take advantage of our proximity to do some sightseeing elsewhere. Cinque Terre has been on my bucket list of places to see, so we jumped at the chance to book the tour through Walkabout Tours. Mind you, I spent hours scouring the various itineraries and reviews of other touring companies, but the itinerary offered by Walkabout is by far the best!!!
    The tour itself is well organized for managing visits to all five (Cinque) towns. And our guides, Chris and Alessandro, were experienced and knowledgeable guides about the entire area. They were great at pointing out points of interest along the bus ride to and from the train station in La Spezia. From there, you then visit the five towns.
    Each of these towns is quaint, and each offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Our guides were great at taking us to the best spots to take pictures and gave us tips on specialty foods or stores to check out in each town. This is a great time saver as we are on a pretty tight schedule to see all five towns in one day. It was also fascinating to hear about the history of the towns and the significance of the layout of terraces and buildings.
    You do have the option to do lunch on your own, but we highly recommend going with the guides’ suggestion - it’ll save you precious time from having to find a restaurant yourself. The weather was perfect that day and we were able to enjoy our meal eat with a beautiful view at of the valley below and ocean just beyond.
    After lunch, our group was split into two: those who wanted to hike into the next town or go on by train. The later choice affords you more time in the next town to do some souvenir shopping, or taste some food there… we chose the latter. FYI- if you want a truly unique souvenir, consider stopping by and checking out the work of a local artist in Vernazza. He does some beautiful work that captures Cinque Terre, and will autograph anything you purchase (and provides a travel tube for your purchase).
    The day ends with a fantastic boat ride from Monterosso Al Mare to Riomaggiore. What can I say about this other than spectacular!To see each of the five towns from this view was without a doubt the highlight of our day.
    This tour was perhaps our most favorite of our time spent in Italy. The only caution is that the advisement by the company, i.e., “involves a lot of walking” is spot on and no joke!!! These are very old towns so there are no lifts to get around on (except at the train station, lol). There are lots of stairs involved, and of varying heights and depths. And truly, lots of walking in general but also well worth it. Absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend this tour!!!
    Written 13 April 2023
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    tchr13
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    I will say, we were hesitant to book this hike concerned about how rigorous it sounded in other reviews, but I am SO HAPPY we did!

    This was our first time in Cinque Terre and my boyfriend and I both agreed that it really took the stress off of us to have tour guides leading us through each of the villages and letting us know when to be where. We enjoyed being able to have a little time in each village and, when we return, know where we want to spend further time in.

    In regards to the hike, it was on the tougher side and it was quite hot the day we went as well. I also stupidly forgot my inhaler, so that made it extra difficult, but that's all on me. Even with a few stops to take in all the breathtaking views, it was absolutely doable. There was so much flexibility in the tour as well in terms of if you want to join the group for lunch or not, where you can wander around to, and you can even decide to skip the hike and take the train over to the next city if you aren't up for it. I highly, highly suggest hiking though! I still daydream about those views.

    All in all, our tour guide, Alessandro, made everything super stress free and made sure we got through everything in a timely manner. Loved every minute of it!
    Written 13 February 2020
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    Hello, We are extremely happy to read that you loved every minute of this tour. The hike and the views from the trail are indeed spectacular. Thanks for taking part of it and for sharing your lovely review. Kind Regards Walkabout
    Written 14 February 2020
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    Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence with Optional Hiking provided by Walkabout Florence Tours

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