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Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence
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Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence

By Prestige Rent
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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About
Swap the city streets for the colorful houses of the Cinque Terre on a day trip that lets you skip the hassle of arranging transport and activities yourself. In order to minimize transit time, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site by train and enjoy free time to shop, dine, or relax in Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso.

Ages 8-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Skip the stress of advance planning on a hassle-free Cinque Terre day trip
  • Escape the crowds of land during a boat ride
  • Enjoy a mix of guided sightseeing and free time
  • Traveling by train allows you to enjoy the scenery

  • Small group day trip to the Cinque Terre with roundtrip transportation by AC vehicle with free wi-fi
  • Max. group size 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 + Local boat ride (SEA & DOCKING CONDITIONS PERMITTING)
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
    At the bottom of the highest red-brick building, in front of the parking lot. Approx 8 mins by walk from the Florence SMN Train Station. Allow plenty of time. For further info, contact us in advance, and don’t wait the day of the tour, at the last minute, as it could be too late to join the tour.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5292P27

    • 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 TOUR IS NOT ACCESSIBLE IF YOU HAVE WALKING DIFFICULTIES.
    • 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5292P27

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    • Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
      At the bottom of the highest red-brick building, in front of the parking lot. Approx 8 mins by walk from the Florence SMN Train Station. Allow plenty of time. For further info, contact us in advance, and don’t wait the day of the tour, at the last minute, as it could be too late to join the tour.
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    About the operator
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    • Prestige Rent
      4,475
      Florence, Tuscany, Italy
      Joined in June 2011
    • C4328HRjamesm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect small group tour, we’d suggest to any friends visiting Florence.
      Our Tour guide Emma and driver Pino were incredible and professional! Tours of two small vineyards in Tuscan countryside, were both incredible. The wine was some of the best we ever had, and we were able to try 4-5 wines at each of the vineyards. Our group had about 16 of us, and had a festive atmosphere! The vineyards we visited were friendly, answered all of our questions thoughtfully, and were so welcoming. Beautiful hilltop views great for pictures!
      Written June 23, 2024
    • nickheiliger
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour that we will remember forever
      I can’t imagine a better experience than Leo and his amazing tour. From the warm welcome, to the delightful commentary and the knee slapping jokes. What an experience. Each winery had something amazing to offer and were unique in their specialties. I’d recommend prestige again and again and so glad we found this on our trip. Please know that you’ve made lifelong friends from the States and we will be back to drink your wonderful wine in your amazing venues. Grazie mille.
      Written June 23, 2024
    • Rhiann1981H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      WOW! Must do!
      Wow!! What. Fantastic trip! We didn’t think we would be able to see so much & do so much during our weekend trip but this tour was just perfect! Huge thanks to our driver & guide Giuseppe who was AMAZING!! He picked us up in a luxury car, asked our preferences for the day, advised us on the best things to do & see & basically made the tour run like clockwork. He even took us to an incredible vineyard for tasting & lunch which was stunning. Giuseppe was the best.
      Written June 23, 2024
    • 716mauricek
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful wine tour and breathtaking views
      Tour guide Valentina and driver Pino were both super kind and professional. My partner and I enjoyed the wine and splendid views of Tuscany. I would definitely recommend this wine tasting experience for anyone visiting Florence and wanting to see the serene Tuscan countryside.
      Written June 23, 2024
    • 659curtr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Afternoon in the Countryside
      The afternoon was a beautiful trip into the Florence countryside and the views were amazing! The two wineries we visited were absolutely gorgeous and the staff was warm and friendly. The wine and food were unbelievably good Susanna was are guide for the afternoon was delightful and charming making the whole experience first rate.
      Written June 22, 2024
    • 583marshallg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful
      We had a wonderful time touring 2 wineries in Tuscany. Our guide Valentina (driver Irene) did an amazing job! Would definitely recommend this to others.
      Written June 22, 2024
    • raymD3732OS
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible experience in Tuscany
      Our guide, Valentino was delightful. Knowledgeable, very friendly and the tour was amazing. Beautiful, incredible wines and olive oils with breathtaking views everywhere. Highly recommend!
      Written June 22, 2024
    • Stay792977
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect day in Chianti!
      Leonardo was a great driver & host. He was the glue that made the whole operation work. Each of the three wineries visited was excellent!
      Written June 21, 2024
    • R2788ETjuliank
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wine tasting/ learning
      This trip was awesome and it taught me so much about wine. As a new drinker of wine, I asked many questions and my guide Pino was very helpful with answering them thoroughly. I can now say I know how to drink wine properly and I’m thankful for the tour. Also the views were amazing.
      Written June 21, 2024
    • Passenger42776131117
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exceeded our expectations!
      Best tour we took in Florence! Our guide Valentina was so knowledgeable and fun and gave us so much great information during our tour. The wineries we visited were so accommodating with beautiful wine tasting presentations. The amount of time was perfect for everything. We enjoyed the scenery on the trip there and had such a relaxed experience with others on the tour. Our bus driver Andrea got us there safely and was the perfect compliment to Valentina. I would highly recommend this tour- it far exceeded our expectations and was a great price for all that was included!
      Written June 21, 2024
    • emmajJ5519OH
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible wine tour
      This was an incredible half day tour. Had lots of laughs with the people that we met. 100% recommend for people of all ages
      Written June 21, 2024
    • 816georgiar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour would definitely recommend!
      We had a great time! Food was lovely, happy to cater for dietary requirements. Mostly red wines but lots of options to taste other wines. Very generous on the number of wines to taste and Leo was very knowledgeable both about the vineyards and other history of Florence on the journey. Would recommend!
      Written June 21, 2024
    • 482jefferyf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic!
      Fantastic experience and the best tour ever! Jonathan and Alessio were great. Full of energy and enthusiasm! Totally recommend the wine country tour!
      Written June 21, 2024
    • toddbO3905XX
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tuscan magic
      From the start to the finish this tour was perfect. Easy checkin with organised professional team members to assist. The small group was perfect for us as it offered a more boutique experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Simona our guide and Antonio our driver were professional and well versed in the tour content. They were enthusiastic, engaging and professional which made it a delightful experience. The wineries were beautiful and well organised with excellent tastings and food accompaniments. Would highly recommend this tour Well done team !
      Written June 20, 2024
    • Y9287QWjamieg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible Wine Experience
      Jonathan, our amazing tour guide, and Nino, our awesome driver, were INCREDIBLE. The trip started with a bus drive to our first winery and along the way, Jonathan highlighted some noteworthy landmarks as we passed. Both wineries were wonderful. Each gave 4 pours of 4 different wines, paired with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, breads and cheeses. Both winery hosts were very kind as well. On the way home from the trip, Jonathan played fan-favorite music and had the whole bus singing! Great trip for our family and we would do again.
      Written June 19, 2024
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    Loved it. Brando was a seasoned and competent tour guide that took care of us the whole day and made us feel like friends. Andrea was a very good driver and we felt safe the whole trip. It was my favorite part of our weeklong work/travel trip to the northern/mid part of Italy which included Milan, Alba, Bologna, Florence and Rome. Cinque Terre region is ridiculously beautiful and romantic. I am a former competitive swimmer and this trip gave me the chance to swim in the Med sea where the water is perfect. Brando brought us to a restaurant where we had great food and the best white wine I've ever had. I would highly recommend this trip if you want to experience something truly different. I'm not a picture taker or I would upload some pics...
    Written July 5, 2021
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    Hello Randy, and thanks a lot for your wonderful comments. Obviously, we will let Brando and Andrea know about your appreciation; thank you again, and we really hope to see you, next time you’ll be in Italy. Best regards Prestige Rent staff
    Written July 8, 2021
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2021
    This was an AMAZING tour!!! Brando is one of the best tour guides EVER. He's super knowledgeable, friendly, and warm - and you can tell he really loves what he does. He shared a lot of great information about each of the towns in Cinque Terre and some interesting facts about the surrounding areas too. He made us feel welcome throughout the entire day and took great care of us! We were a very small group, which was lovely. The vibe was super chill and fun. We were able to walk around three of the five towns and spent some time swimming at the beach. My mom has a bad knee and she was able to do the whole tour without a problem! Andrea was a great driver and we felt safe throughout the whole journey - he was very friendly and kind, as well! I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants a relaxing, fun, and engaging day. Book it now! You won't regret it!
    Written September 3, 2021
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    Dear Lexi Gibson and thank you very much for your amazing words about Brando and his job. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our small group tour to Cinque Terre. Obviously we will forward your comments to Andrea too. Thank you again and hope to see you and your mom soon, Prestige Rent staff
    Written September 7, 2021
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    justin r
    Gastonia, NC
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    My wife and I recently honeymooned in Florence and were blessed to have an experience in Cinque Terre. Our guide Freddy made it even more so, his knowledge was vast but his hospitality was exceptional, and in a way, we felt like a friend was guiding us. If you had a question, Freddy had answers, and not just pertaining to the Cinque Terre region, he recommended us to several excellent eateries in Florence and great places to hang out during our stay. If Freddy wasn't answering questions or giving facts, he was checking on everyone in our group which accounted for 6, us included. He inquired about how much time we wanted to spend in each town? If the walking was ok? We even had a bump trying to contact our bank and Freddy offered his phone to make the call. He made lunch reservations for us, recommended the local white wine (exceptional), and overall made the Cinque Terre experience that much more special. Julian, our driver was also very knowledgable as well and truly kind, Freddy and Julian made the best team. If we are ever able to experience Florence again we will definitely be looking into ANY tour that Freddy and Julian can be a part of.
    Written June 6, 2022
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    Dear justin r, seeing that your wide and you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for, thank you for taking the time to write us this amazing review! We are happy you enjoyed our Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence. We will share your kind words with Freddy and Julian, they will be glad to know they made your experience so much better and that you appreciated their knowledge and tips about the area. We’ll be waiting for you next time you are in Italy, all the very best from Prestige Rent staff
    Written August 25, 2022
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Freddy was fantastic with so much knowledge and history of the area. Giovanni provided transportation in a lovely, clean and Fast! Van. The day was perfectly arranged with the best of the towns visited and time to shop eat and walk on the beach.

    We had the best (freshest!) seared tuna we've ever had after taking Freddy's advise on where to eat. He was also right about the best gelato shop and convinced the owner to open early just for us!
    Written May 3, 2022
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    Dear Nan S, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, thank you! We are happy you had a perfect day with Freddy and Giovanni on our Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence. Hope to have you back with us, best wishes from Prestige Rent staff
    Written July 28, 2022
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    Pooja U
    Miami, FL
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Freddy was an amazing tour guide. He has great energy and an amazing backstory. He showed us multiple small towns on the way to Manarola, ensured we had at least 15-20 min of free time both there and Vernazza. He also introduced us to some incredible gelato flavors in Vernazza. We spent 2.5 hours in Monterosso that were perfect for a leisurely water-side lunch, time to dip our feet in the water and of course, time for souvenir shopping. We wanted to try the local olives and Freddy even pointed out places that previous guests of tours had enjoyed. Our driver Tomasso was fantastic as well; maneuvered through some crazy traffic. 100% take this tour. You won’t regret it! It shows you time in three of the major five lands and gives you a good amount of free time in the last one.
    Written April 13, 2022
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    Dear Pooja U, thank you for sharing your experience with the community, we appreciate it! We are happy to read you loved our Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence, and enjoyed the guided visits to the beautiful villages and also the alone time just for you! We are also glad you had an amazing guide in Freddy and a fantastic driver in Tommaso! See you next time you’ll be in Italy, all the best from Prestige Rent staff
    Written April 19, 2022
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing trip with so much beauty, good food and the best tour guide.
    Freddy was very knowledgeable and passionate about both Cinque Terre and Florence. He shared loads of facts about the places we were passing through and was open to answering all of our questions. He helped us find the best food & gelato, and knows the best spots to catch the train & boat so we would get the best experience without other tours getting in the way of our own.
    We highly recommend anyone considering this trip to go for it. The beauty of the towns alone should be convincing enough. But do it with a tour guide who knows what they’re doing and will help you have the best possible experience in those 10 hours that your there.
    Written May 20, 2022
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    Dear David P, many thanks for taking the time to share your experience, we appreciate it! We are happy you had an amazing trip with Freddy on our Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence. We will share your kind words with Freddy, he will be glad to know you perceived his passion and he improved your experience! Hope to have you again with us, all the very best from Prestige Rent staff
    Written August 10, 2022
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    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Friends
    Boat trip was good. The whole trip seemed a little rushed. Too long in Monterossa over 2 hours and no time at all in Vernazza. Would have preferred lunch in Vernazza. Most didn't get breakfast as early start so long morning without a break. Very knowledgeable guide. A little too much information at times.
    Written May 20, 2022
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    Dear Claudine S, we highly value our customer’s feedback because it helps us always improve and offer the best experience to our future guests. However, as you can clearly read from the tour description, we decided to give more free time in Monterosso so you could just wander and enjoy the village on your own, have lunch or a gelato, after having at your disposal an informative guide that led you through the beauties of Cinque Terre. Thank you again, all the best from Prestige Rent staff
    Written August 5, 2022
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Couples
    My friend had booked the tour for us, I was not too excited about it. But it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. The Cinque Terre were everything described in the ad, we loved the little town of Manarola Vernazza, and had a delicious lunch in Monterosso. But the best was our guide! Freddy was knowledgeable, fun, courteous and flexible.... He made the experience a memory to last for years to come.
    Make sure you ask for him when you book the tour, he makes the day very special.
    Thanks Freddy!
    Written April 2, 2022
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    Dear Marie D, many thanks for your enthusiastic word and review! We are really happy our Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence exceeded your expectations and had the best time! Happy to read you enjoyed the beautiful villages visited and your knowledgeable guide. For sure, we will tell Freddy he is the best! Hope to have you again with us for another memorable experience in Italy, all the very best from Prestige Rent staff
    Written April 5, 2022
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    E6701KOpaulg
    San Francisco, CA
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Freddie provided the best tour we’ve had thus far in Florence. He was clear, articulate, full of knowledge and a wonderful guide. He’s so much fun that we would love to have him on every tour as our guide and friend.
    Written May 8, 2022
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    Dear E6701KOpaulg, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate it. For sure, we will share your kind words with Freddy! Hope to have you again with us in the future, best wishes from Prestige Rent staff
    Written July 29, 2022
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    Ellen F
    Atlanta, GA
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour to Cinque Terre - Freddy was a great guide! He gave us interesting facts on all the cities along the way to Cinque Terre. He was knowledgeable, personable and extremely organized. He easily moved us from one town to the next with a good amount of free time too! On his recommendation, we had a wonderful lunch at a restaurant with a great view and fantastic food and wine! On the way back, he gave us recommendations for restaurants etc. based on our requests. He was the perfect guide! Also, a big shout out to Julian - our wonderful driver! Would definitely recommend this tour!
    Written May 31, 2022
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    Dear Ellen F, we are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review, thank you! We are happy you enjoyed Freddy and Julian’s tour on our Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence. For sure, we will share your kind words with Freddy, he will be glad to know you appreciated his knowledge and made the perfect guide for you! Hope to have you again with us on your future trips, all the very best from Prestige Rent staff
    Written August 24, 2022
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