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Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence

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    Stop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola Italy

    On your arrival in the area, 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. Once on site the guide will introduce you to secrets and stories about this particular and complex area and you will start your visit from Manarola, the “quietest” of the five towns. Founded during the XII century, the village probably derives its name from an antique "magna roea", a large mill wheel present in the village.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Borgo Storico di Corniglia, Corniglia Italy

    We do not visit Corniglia, because it is the only one of the five towns not located directly on the coast, and probably you don't want to climb up the 400 steps (and come down again!) to reach the village.

    Stop At: 19018 Vernazza Italy

    Using the local train, with a 3 minutes ride, from Manarola, you will reach Vernazza, considered by many to be the most charming of the Cinque Terre was documented for the first time in 1080. The remarkable economic and social level reached by the village in Medieval times and still today testified by the town planning conformation and by the presence of architectural elements of great importance, like lodges, churches, casetorri and arcades. The village is dominated by the remains of the “castrum” a series of Medieval forts dating back to the XI century, with a cylindrical castle and tower. The built up area comprises separate houses in a single central street and perpendicularly steep flights of steps called “arpaie”.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: City of Monterosso Al Mare, Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 33, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Italy

    From Vernazza, weather permitting you will experience a boat ride, to reach your last stop, Monterosso al Mare. It is positioned behind hills cultivated with vineyards, and olive groves encircle the village as in an embrace.

    Its stupendous beaches, marvelous sheer cliffs and the crystalline waters of the sea make this little village one of the most pleasant on the eastern Ligurian coast.

    Here your guide will give you all the right info/directions to spend your free time and perfectly suit all your personal needs, like food, shopping, relax, etc.

    For food lovers, here you will find a variety of restaurants where you can enjoy dishes from the local gastronomy and a glass of controlled-origin-denomination white wine.

    For people interested in take a dip in the crystalline waters or simply relax on the beach, at Monterosso there are some of the most beautiful beaches in Liguria, like the one at Fegina, the biggest and most convenient of the Cinque Terre and the only sand beach.

    Monterosso doesn’t only offer charming views of the sea, but also an important architectural heritage. Go into the fascinating old village, with its narrow streets that smell of salt, admire the Gothic façade of the San Giovanni Battista church, the old Santa Croce oratory and the San Francesco church where there is a painting of the Crucifixion attributed to Van Dyck.

    At the end of the day meet again with your travel companions and return to Florence in the late afternoon.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
    Departure Time
    You must arrive at the meeting point for checkin, 15 minutes prior departure time ( 7:45am), at latest.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Small group day trip to the Cinque Terre from Florence
    • Roundtrip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with free wi-fi
    • Average group size 10-15 people or fewer - max 25 participants
    • Licensed English speaking guide at your disposal for the whole duration of the service
    • Guided visit of Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso with expert guide
    • Stop in Monterosso with free time for lunch (not included), shopping or relax on the beach
    • Local train to move through the villages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates rain or shine, please dress appropriately
    • Given the hilly nature and uneven ground of this location, you must be of a good fitness and health level to join this tour.
    • This is a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group. If you have limited mobility we highly recommend to book a private tour for your best enjoyment.
    • Giving the particular nature of the area, the standard itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, traffic, strikes, etc.
    • The public boat service, along the Cinque Terre, runs from April to the 3rd week of October, subject to weather conditions. When boats are not operative, connection between villages will be by train
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Due to the high volume of visitors and the nature of the area, during the high season the villages and the local train/boat, could be very crowded.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    I booked my tour a few weeks before i traveled and i was not disappointed! Freddy was our guide and he was great, always funny and willing to help us have a good time. We travelled in a smallish group (18) and Freddy showed us...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank joanasr9
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This tour was really enjoyable. The wine was good, the people were excellent and the guide - Leo - was knowledgeable and entertaining. We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank M3444UHdavidk
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Freddy was an amazing tour guide! He shared his insight of the surrounding area on the bus ride up. Giving us history and local lore. Once we got to Cinque Terre, his insight of the area was impressive. He it about US, and not him!...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank twindads
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This trip was just perfect and I would recommend it to everyone travelling in the area! Cinque Terre is a magical place of small villages and we visited three of them. Freddy was our guide and he was amazing. He was a fountain of information...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Happiness551607
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    We visited 3 of the Cinque Terre. They were all very picturesque, but there really wasn’t much to see or do there. We did have some free time on the tour, but it was too much given the lack of things to do. As far...More

    2  Thank Misszelms
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    20 August 2019|
    Response from Nomad817478 | Reviewed this property |
    It is not a hiking tour but there is a lot of walking in the towns, up and down stairs and very hilly.
    15 July 2019|
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    Response from Aurpon | Reviewed this property |
    Leave at around 8, get back at around 6PM.
    30 June 2019|
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    Response from liacurtis | Reviewed this property |
    I would probably email directly our tour was 16 I think but we had a luxury mini bus ... perfect size and The Amazing Freddy as a guide ... so it was the perfect tour! Xxx
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