DEPARTURE FROM FLORENCE
Pick you up at your accommodation (hotel only) if located downtown, otherwise the meeting poin is Boccaccio Hotel, Via della Scala 59, Firenze.
Your private driver will help you catch a boat or train at Riomaggiore to get to Monterosso al Mare
MONTEROSSO AL MARE
Your driver will guide you through the largest of the five Cinque Terre Villages. Taste some local specialties, and hike or catch a train to Vernazza.
Have a dip in the sea and walk around the city before catching the train back to Riomaggiore.
From Riomaggiore we will drive to Pisa.
We will show you the leaning tower of Pisa before getting back to Florence.
BACK IN FLORENCE
We will bring you back to Florence before dinner time, you'll get back with lots of new memories and plenty of things to talk about.
FIRST STOP - RIOMAGGIORE
We will start of the day at Riomaggiore the first one of the five Cinque Terre villages. Departing from Florence, your driver will take you to Riomaggiore by a luxurious black Mercedes minivan. At arrival you will be welcomed by colourful houses built on the steep rocks above the crystal clear sea. From Riomaggiore we will take a boat or train to Monterosso al Mare, the last village of the five fisherman villages of Cinque Terre.
SECOND STOP - MONTERASSO AL MARE
Even though it may not seem like it, but with about 1500 inhabitants Monterosso al Mare is the biggest of the five Cinque Terre villages. Your driver will answer you all questions that you may have regarding the fascinating villages of Cinque Terre, and will show you around the best places of this little town such as the Twelth Century Church of St. Francis built in the Ligurian Gothic style. We'll leave the iconic tower homes of Monterasso al Mare behind us to go to Vernazza. We will either hike all the way to the third village (110 minutes) or take the train instead (5 minutes).
THIRD STOP - VERNAZZA
If you decide to hike from Monterasso al Mare to Vernazza, you need to be well aware about the fact that the trails can be rough. The Vernazza hiking trails are open to anyone, but they can be slippery, uneven, and sometimes steep and narrow. This is at the same time the charm of these paths: they are natural and untouched. Once arrived at Vernazza we guarantee that you will be amazed by the simplicity and yet fascinating architecture of the village. You can enjoy a cooling swim in the mediterrean see if you want, after which you can have some traditional mediterrean seafood (to pay onsite - not included in the tour).
FOURTH STOP - RIOMAGGIORE
From Riomaggiore we will get back on the Black Mercedes minivan to visit the leaning tower of Pisa before heading back to Florence.
FIFTH STOP - PISA
On our way back to Florence we will make sure to have one last quick stop, taking you to one of the most famous sights of the world: the leaning tower of Pisa. Take a picture with the extraordinary tower and admire the Catherdral of Pisa. Please let us know 15 days in advance of the tour if you want to climb up the leaning tower of Pisa, as ticket sales close 15 days prior to your visiting date.
Boat tickets (subject to weather conditions - running from April to October)
Cinque Terre National Park tickets
Free Wi-Fi on-board
with personal service
Free hotel pickup and drop-off
(if located downtown)
in air-conditioned Mercedes coach
All travel taxes and fees included
Local English-speaking driver/guide
with excellent knowledge of the destination
A bottle of prosecco wine and bottled water in each car
iPad mini with Wi-Fi and mobile data
Take it with you during visits
Access to restricted traffic areas in all the towns