Cinque Terre and Pisa tower – Small group tour

A full day trip to the Cinque Terre and the Pisa Tower, with stops at Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza. Come with us on this tour through picturesque coastlines and outstanding sights.

On this tour we will go looking for some true remote authenticity in a small group setting. Only few roads lead to Cinque Terre, making it hard for mass tourism to visit the five fishermen villages perched over the sea. On our way back to Florence, we will stop to Pisa, to see the famous leaning tower.

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Price

Starting from € 199 / Person
Tour duration

12:00 hours - Full day
People

Small group tour - Max 8 people in the VAN This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
Level: easy

MODERATE - Wheelchair not accessible
A village overlooking the see: a typical sight of this Cinque Terre tour for small groups

Sea and land, waves and cliffs: the contrasts will accompany us on this trip to Cinque Terre. A fabulous trail through small fishermen villages where time seems to stand still. A stop under the leaning tower of Pisa, one of the most famous sights of Italy.

Cinque terre lemons are very known for their quality

This semi-private tour is perfect for those who want to discover the beauty of Cinque Terre without the hassle of renting a car and having to figure out where to go, what to see and what to visit. Come with us and see the highlights of this magical corner of Italy. And to finish off the day, we will stop at the leaning tower of Pisa. Make a quick picture with the tower or admire the beautiful squares and churches before heading back to Florence.

Tour Itinerary

07:00

DEPARTING FROM FLORENCE

Pick you up at your accommodation (hotel only, no Airbnb) if located in ZTL Zone A. Otherwise the meeting point is Boccaccio Hotel, Via della Scala 59, Firenze (get directions) – Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the experience’s start time.

09:15

RIOMAGGIORE

Your driver/guide will help you catch a boat or train at Riomaggiore to get to Manarola -Free time on your own.

10:15

MANAROLA

Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre – Free time on your own

12:40

VERNAZZA

Have a dip in the sea (during summer) or walk around the city before catching the train back to Riomaggiore – Free time on your own

16:00

BACK TO RIOMAGGIORE

From Riomaggiore we will drive to Pisa

17:30

PISA

We will see the leaning tower of Pisa before getting back to Florence – Free time on your own

19:00

BACK TO FLORENCE

We will bring you back to Florence just in time for dinner. You’ll get home with lots of new memories and plenty of experiences to share with your friends

Highlights

Riomaggiore beach, first stop of this Cinque Terre & Pisa Tower tour

FIRST STOP - RIOMAGGIORE

Arrive at Riomaggiore by black Mercedes Minivan. The town climbs up along the ridges overlooking the sea and it is characterized from the typical stone houses with coloured façades and slate-roofs. From Riomaggiore we will take the Public boat to Manarola. Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre from April until about the 3rd week of October. If you wish to hike you can take the Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola. Our driver will follow people on the boat.
60 minuti

Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, Riomaggiore, Italy
If you wish to hike you can take this trail on your own, instead follow the driver on the boat. Tickets not included. Check in real-time the practicability of the path network at the link: http://www.parconazionale5terre.it/Esentieri-outdoor.php#/ You will meet back our driver in Manarola. Forward time: 1 hour Difficulty Level: EE – For expert hikers Length: 1.470 km Difference in height: 202m.
The steep trail is the original connection between the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola, in use until the construction of the famous Via dell’Amore. The route starts at the train station from which, going up the Via Signorini, you arrive at the junction with Via Tracastello on the left, leading into the valley of the Rio Finale stream.
Follow the path signposted along the vegetable gardens until the small bridge from which begins the long flight of steps that leads through cultivated and fallow fields, with a panoramic view, to the ridge of Costa Corniolo. From there you can admire the tip of Montenero eastward, Manarola and the coastline of Cinque Terre westward.
From the ridge of Costa Corniolo, the descent to Manarola begins on the left with the ancient flight of steps, partly in stone and partly hewn out of the rock. It runs down the hill with spectacular views all the way to the village.
60 minuti

SECOND STOP - MANAROLA

Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338. The local dialect is Manarolese, which is marginally different from the dialects in the nearby area. The name “Manarola” is probably a dialectical evolution of the Latin, “magna rota”. In the Manarolese dialect this was changed to “magna roea” which means “large wheel”, in reference to the mill wheel in the town. Train from Manarola to Vernazza
60 minuti

Monterosso al Mare, second stop of this semi-private tour of Cinque Terre & Pisa Tower
Small fishermen boats on the beach of Vernazza, a stop of this Cinque Terre & Pisa Tower day tour

THIRD STOP - VERNAZZA

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 authentic Pesto Pasta and fresh Mediterrean seafood (not included in the price).
Train from Vernazza to Riomaggiore back on the Black Mercedes minivan on the way to Pisa to see the Leaning tower.
120 minuti

FOURTH STOP - BACK TO RIOMAGGIORE

We will be back to Riomaggiore. You will have a last chance to look around you and memorize the smell, colours and sounds that create the incredible atmosphere of Cinque Terre. And be ready to go: our Black Mercedes minivan will be waiting for us to set off for the leaning tower of Pisa, last stop of this day trip.

Riomaggiore, perched on a cliff on the Mediterranean sea
Smiling mother and baby girl under the Leaning Tower of Pisa, last stop of this semi-private Cinque Terre & Pisa Tower tour

FIFTH STOP - PISA

Continue to Pisa. Free time to see the Leaning Tower and walk around Piazza dei Miracoli to see its other celebrated monuments: Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Duomo. During the hour-long visit, you’ll also discover Piazza dei Cavalieri, home to the historic university Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. If you wish to climb the Leaning tower remember to book it online. Entrance Leaning tower’s tickets are not not included. Back on our black Mercedes Minivan on the way to Florence.
40 minuti

What's included

Boat tickets included

Boat tickets (subject to weather conditions - running from April to October)

Train tickets

Train tickets

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi on-board

Hotel pickup

Free pickup and drop-off (hotel only, if located downtown Florence, no Airbnb)

Air conditioning

Transportation in air-conditioned Mercedes coach

Money

All travel taxes and fees included

English speaking driver

Local English-speaking driver/guide with excellent knowledge of the destination

Champagne and prosecco wine

A bottle of prosecco wine and bottled water in each car

iPad

iPad mini with with pre-marked points of interest, Wi-Fi and mobile data to bring with you during visits

Restricted

Access to restricted traffic areas in all the towns

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