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Cinque Terre and Portovenere from Florence in One Day

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    Stop At: 19018 Vernazza Italy

    Sit back and relax for this 2.25 hour ride via comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Your guide will entertain you with tales of the area as you cross two regions: Tuscany and Liguria. Both are rich with history, cultures and traditions that deserve to be told. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to a quaint and comfortable public boat. Tailoring your adventure to the most beautiful sites, we’ve made sure to include Poets’ Gulf, of course, via a beautiful cruise. This colorful, evocative and unique coastline is dominated by green hills and clear waters. The cruise through Poets’ Gulf will bring you to the town of Portovenere, one of the most stunning places on the West Coast of Italy. You’ll notice fishermen’s boats docked daintily by the beach, colorful homes peppering the scenery, an old castle looming on the horizon, churches standing omnipresent. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful village on your own. After a pleasant 1.25 hour cruise down the Ligurian coastline, we’ll stop at Monterosso, the largest town among the Cinque Terre. Dine on a local dish as you please, stroll, shop, sit, swim (don’t forget to pack your swimsuit) or even hike with an optional 45-minute light hike. Let your tour leader guide you through the terraced vineyards, the ancient olive groves and the spectacular panoramic views. After the hike, you will still be able to enjoy free time and wander around the charming town of Monterosso. So, the choice is entirely yours! Then it is “all aboard!” as you are taken by train to the charming town of Manarola. Here you’ll be dazzled with views of the tiny harbour, full of colourful boats and vibrant natural formations. Once again, take your time to amble around the area on your own and discover everything fate has in store for just you. Be sure to savor your final sampling of the Liguria region’s famous flavors, including its highly prized pesto, because soon you’ll be back on board the train for a quick ride to your private air-conditioned coach to Florence.

    Duration: 13 hours
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is the second time that we have used City Wonders and once again we were not disappointed. Mateo was our tour guide and Fabrizio was our driver. We had a great time and Mateo did everything he could to make sure everyone had an...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jdmejia79
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We traveled to Florence from Venice in a hope to find less commercial parts of Italy and booking this tour with City Wonders was a wonderful choice. Our tour guide Matteo is a stand up guy with immense knowledge, non stop entertainment and his taste...More

    Thank patialaroyalz
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We left from Florence with our guide Simona and our driver Giovanni (or was it Giuseppe??). We came to our first stop in La Spezia, and took a scenic boat ride past several of the towns facing the sea. We stopped in Portovenere, Monterosso, and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Beth Hampton J
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We decided to do this tour months ahead of time and are so glad we did. Our tour guide Matteo was both very knowledgeable and completely entertaining. His stories as we drove through the Tuscan country side and into the Cinque Terre region were funny...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Liznfamily
    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    We had a busy day with a knowledgable guide and still returned feeling rested. This was our 4th tour in Italy. Comparing different companies... hands down City Wonder tours. We received individual headsets and headphones so we can hear our guide at all times. This...More

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    27 April 2019|
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    Response from pamelalowe1967 | Reviewed this property |
    Hello!! There is time to swim in Monterosso. We went in April, so it was too cold for us to swim. If you went in the warmer months, there would definitely be time.
    7 February 2019|
    Response from Nikemom | Reviewed this property |
    There are no restrooms on the bus and yes. It is about 13 hours long. It takes approx 1h 45 minutes in both directions so that is about 3.5 hours. You spend time in each village and travelling by boat and train. There are... More
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