monterosso, cinque terre shore trip from portofino
By: Umberto On: 5 March 2019 In: Driver-Guide Comments: 0

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

Journey with your English speaking driver-guide from Florence and Lucca to the Cinque Terre.

Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: exclusive tour with personal driver-guide. Sightseeing tour for those who stay in Florence and surroundings, or Pisa and Lucca areas and would like to have a good sense of the Cinque Terre area in one day. The itinerary does not include hiking on the footpaths.

Suitable for: individuals and small groups.

Transportation: A/C minivan with English speaking private driver-guide.

Duration: 11 hrs. The duration could be higher depending on the pickup place.

Activity Level: active (Walk up/downhill, go up and down stairs, get on/off trains and ferries). Please contact us for a lower activity version of the itinerary.

Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Meeting place: pick up and drop in Florence. In case you stay in another place, another schedule will be planned.


This is a sample itinerary, feel free to require further customization of your private day trip to Cinque Terre, please see below for other proposals.

Meet the driver-guide and depart to Manarola. Once arrived in La Spezia, town located right inland of 5 Terre, ride along the panoramic road and enjoy the stunning views of The Gulf of Poets and, a little later, of the Cinque Terre coast.

Get off at Manarola and visit the village, your driver-guide will accompany along the alleys or for a short distance through the vineyards surrounding the village. Once arrived at the sea, enjoy some free time.

Afterward take the public ferry to Vernazza (approx 30 min. ride) and enjoy a lovely ride along the cliffs of 5 Terre. The driver-guide attends for purchasing the tickets and will agree about time and place for meeting each other in Vernazza.

Once arrived in Vernazza take your time to experience some local food and to visit the village; afterward, meet your driver and move 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 quieter than the others and offers also a good chance for a tasty gelato.

Meet your driver again and, heading back to Florence, enjoy the last breathtaking views from Volastra and from the panoramic road.

You might also like to:

    1. Avoid crowded piers and public ferries and enjoy a private boat ride along the coast see here the types of boats available.
    2. Have a quick lunch and visit Pisa with the leaning tower on the way back to Florence.
    3. Hire your private hiking tour guide and walk some of the footpaths in the National park of 5 Terre. Or do it on your own.