[Only in a small group it becomes possible to visit the Cinque Terre and experience all the true magic of this enchanted coast-line.]
Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in eastern Liguria that make up a UNESCO World Heritage site! Here, the most popular trail, Sentiero Azzuro, runs along the water. It’s about eight miles (thirtheen kilometers) long and it takes about five hours to complete it. A trains links the five different villages together.
A small group tour lets you save money by sharing a mini Van (the max number of people for this tour is 8): it is the perfect solution for those who want to keep the costs down and at the same time touch as many destinations as possible without being in a 54 a seater bus.
Your driver will be with you for the entire day. He will escort you on the boat, trail and train!
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Arrive at Manarola by black mercedes minivan. Manarola is the local center of the wine and olive oil industry. What a color feast! The houses are pastel, the water is turquoise, and the rock on which the town sits is black. Don’t miss the Love Road that joins Manarola with Riomaggiore. You’ll see some of the world’s most thrilling sceneries. This mile long path was cut directly on the rock overlooking the sea.
Riomaggiore is, if at all possible, the least charming of the five villages. The Fourteenth Century parish church of Saint John the Baptist overlooks the village. Be sure to see the ruins of a Fifteenth-Sixteenth Century castle. Being our last stop, Riomaggiore is when the final pick up takes place.
From Manarolo will take the boat to Monterosso al Mare. Monterosso al Mare, a small village with a population of about 1500 soul, this is the largest village! Stone steps link the village center to the port and seaside promenade. Monterosso al Mare is surrounded by hills bedecked in vineyards and olive groves. Thursday is market day: showcasing local arts and crafts, food, and wine. Be sure to see the Twelth Century Church of St. Francis, built in the Ligurian Gothic style, which includes black and white marbles.
From Monterosso al Mare we will hike to Vernazza (110 minutes), or take the train instead enjoying just a 5 minutes ride.
These ancient trails are rough but manageable. Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow. The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoiled; do not expect handrails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the cliff edge.
Vernazza is the only natural port of the five villages. Being the wealthiest village its architecture is most elaborate. See the Castle of the Doria, look at the watchtowers, and do not miss the Romanesque sanctuary of Our Lady of Reggio. You will be amazed by its simplicity and yet fascinated by its architecture.
In Vernazza we can have a cooling swim in the sea, a nice shower and we can enjoy a delicious lunch made of uthentic Pesto Pasta and fresh Mediterrean seafood (not included in the price).
Train from Vernazza to Manarola and back on the Black Mercedes minivan on the way to Florence with a quick stop to see Pisa Leaning tower.
A) Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque terre until about the 3rd week of October. When boats are not operative transfer between towns will be by train or by minivan.
B) The driver/guide will thoroughly introduce the places being visited, from a cultural, historical and artistic viewpoint while walking or driving to and through them, but is not licensed to give in depth explanations at sights or guide inside churches, or museums.
C) Entrances to museums, castles and villas, meals, food and beverage, sightseeing tours with local guides and tips are NOT included in the tour.
Tour Cost per person starting from Euro 133,00
2 participants Euro 266,00 each.
3 participants Euro 178,00 each.
4 participants Euro 133,00 each.
5 participants Euro 133,00 each.
6 participants Euro 133,00 each.
Min. people: 2
Max nr. of participants: 8
Tour departure time: 8/9am
Tour ends @ 7/8pm
Pick up location: your hotel
Drop off location: your hotel
This services is made and prices refer to our E-Class, Viano or Vito.
There will be no penalty for cancellations of private excursion, transfers or group tours if communicated in writing at least 8 days prior to the booked excursion date.
Cancellations of the booking happening less than 8 days prior to the excursion will result in the payment of the entire amount and no reimbursement will be granted.