Start your small group day trip, meeting with all the participants (max 15 people in total) in Florence. Once on-board, we will drive to the north-west direction, and from the highway you will have the chance to admire the white Alpi Apuane famous for the marble that gave life to masterpieces of the Italian world-renowned architecture and sculpture.
Once in La Spezia, you will meet the local tour guide, and driving through the panoramic road, you will start to admire the beauty of the Cinque Terre and your idea about these incredible lands will turn into reality! The blue sky and the blue sea blend all in one; vines fill up the steep slopes, proof of a constant human work that has never give up to the nature of the territory.
The actual tour of the Cinque Terre starts in Riomaggiore, the first of the five villages; the expert local guide will introduce you to secrets and stories about this particular and complex area. From here, you will use the local train that connects the villages (train tickets included) and you will visit Manarola (the “quitest” of the five towns) and Vernazza (the most picturesque of the towns).
Last stop will be in Monterosso al Mare, the perfect place where to relax, do some shopping, enjoy the sea and have lunch in one of the local restaurants (lunch not included).
Last but not least, while other tours, at the end of a long day, have you double back by train, we save you time, stress and a steep walk up the hill to go back to the vehicle, as your driver will pick you up directly in Monterosso to bring you back in Florence. This way you will have more time at disposal to relax and enjoy your day instead of wasting time and lose all the positives of such a beautiful day!
Please note: Given the hilly nature and uneven ground of this location, you must be of an average fitness and health level to join this tour. This tour is not recommended if you have mobility difficulties.
The standard itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions. Due to the high volume of visitors and the nature of the area, during the high season the villages and the local train, could be very crowded.