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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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    Departure Point
    Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    Return Details
    S m novella train station, Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    • Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
    • Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso and Manarola
    • 1.5 hour boat cruise
    • 45mins optional light hike with tour leader
    • Expert local guide
    • Headsets
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Food/beverage
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • Please note that the boat journey of the Cinque Terre might occasionally be affected by adverse weather and sea conditions. If you are sensitive to seasickness please take any necessary precautions before your journey.
    • In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail. In such occasions, the itinerary will be different, as we will not visit Portovenere (since it is only reachable by boat) but will include instead Riomaggiore.
    • We will do our best to make sure your trip includes all the sites as per description, however please note that itinerary might be adjusted according to weather and transport conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 27 July 2019

    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 24 July 2019

    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

    Thank BettyKR
    Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

    Absolutely incredible tour! Our guide Lizia was terrific. My son left his backpack at a cafe in Portovenere and she went well over and above, while we were on free time she found the number to the cafe and they had his bag! Of course...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Carmen P
    Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

    I am glad I signed up for this day trip to Cinque Terre & Portovenere with City Wonders. It is destination on my bucket list. This was my third day trip with City Wonders in a week. The previous 2 guides didn’t disappoint and Lizia,...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank SHARONC4036
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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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