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By: Umberto On: 13 January 2016 In: Cinque Terre Day Trips Comments: 0

Florence and Tuscany excursion to the 5 Terre: Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia.

Day trip with personal driver-guide from Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and most of the Tuscan towns to the Cinque Terre day tour.

5 terre from florence, view of manarola from the marina
5 terre from florence, view of riomaggiore from the coastal road
5 terre from florence, farmers carrying grapes in baskets
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Highlights

  • Private tour with English speaking driver-guide.
  • Highly customizable tour upon your wishes.
  • Visit 5 Terre in relax, possibly beating the crowd.
  • Breathtaking views from the panoramic road and from the seaside.
  • Free time for savoring the local wines and food specialties.

Tour Details

  • Available: all year round.
  • Type of tour: Private day trip with English-speaking fully licensed driver-guide.
  • Transportation: private car/van. Once in the 5 Terre by car only and by private boat on request.
  • Duration 8+ hours, depends on the pickup place.
  • Activity level: Moderate. Visiting 5 Terre always involve some physical activity such as up/downhill walking for short distances, climb some stairs, step on/off big/small boats and trains if necessary.
  • People with impaired mobility or moving with wheelchair, please email us, we will design a tour fitting your needs.
  • Price: since this tour is highly customizable, quotations are provided on request.

Itinerary of the Cinque Terre from Florence private tour.

This is sample itinerary for exploring the 5 Terre region in relax, a very rich way for exploring this region with your private driver who will take you there starting from Florence, Pisa, Lucca and other parts of Tuscany. This itinerary permits in one day to:

– Have a touch of local culture;
– Avoid busy trains and possibly beat the crowd;
– Enjoy stunning views (from the sea, from up high, from inside the villages);
– Experience local wines and delicacies in a local restaurant.

Meet the driver-guide at your accommodation and depart to the 5 Terre, our first destination is  Manarola. Upon arrival your driver-guide will escort along through the village providing information about the area and its peculiarities. Once arrived at the sea, enjoy some free time.

Afterward take the boat to Vernazza. Feel free to choose by taking the public or the private boat for a beautiful ride along the coast of the 5 Terre to admire the stunning villages from the seaside. The driver-guide attends for purchasing the tickets, eventually makes a reservation in a local restaurant and plans time and place for meeting each other in Vernazza after lunch.

In Vernazza there is a good choice of restaurants where savor some local specialties such as pasta al pesto, pasta and seafood, anchovies in different styles, mussels (steamed and stuffed), swordfish and other types of seafood and accompanied by the 5 Terre white wines table and dessert wine.

In the afternoon meet your driver and head towards Corniglia. This is the smallest village of the five, and the most isolated one, located on top of a rocky spur 100 mt. above the sea. Due to its isolation is always a little quieter than the others and offers a wide choice of gelato places!

Meet your driver again and, heading back to Florence, don’t miss the last photo-opportunities from the panoramic road  that runs up high above the 5 Terre.