Walking from village to village along the cliffs you will be enchanted by the carefully cultivated terraces and pastel coloured villages hovering between the sky and the sea: the best way to experience the magic of the Cinque Terre.
Be enchanted by the Cinque Terre, a beautiful stretch of rugged coast, visiting five picturesque fishing villages along the cliffs, walking through the ancient paths you will be amazed by the spectacular coastline, vineyards and olive groves. You will be enchanted by pastel colored villages and the unspoilt natural landscape.
Visit of Manarola with its particular port repaired from the sea by two big rocks. Discover the village of Corniglia, based on a elevate position, above the sea, on a cape. There, a delicious local lunch is served in a restaurant with a wonderful view of the sea and the hills. Be enchanted by the picturesque village of Vernazza, one of the truest "fishing villages" with its natural pier.
Visit of Monterosso renowned for the best beaches of Cinque Terre, wine shops, and artisan shops. Be amazed by Riomaggiore where you can walk along the famous Via dell’Amore a track along the cliff-tops, high above the sea.
On this tour you will walk through the villages of the Cinque Terre in one day, admiring and exploring these picturesque small towns.
The Cinque Terre is a beautiful stretch of rugged coast and the only unspoilt part left of the lovely Italian Riviera. It takes its name from the five picturesque fishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Cinque Terre have been inaccessible from the land for centuries, isolated by steep mountains and valleys on one side and by the sea itself on the other. Thanks to its isolation, the unspoilt charm of the Cinque Terre is a protected World Heritage Site and a National Park. Led by our knowledgeableguides, you will discover the spectacular coastline.
We first visit the Cinque Terre village of MANAROLA, at the beginning of the famous path “Via dell’Amore” – or lover’s Lane (if accessible to the public)*, a track winding along the cliff-tops, high above the sea. The visit continues with a short train ride to RIOMAGGIORE where you will have some free time before the lovely boat journey (weather permitting) which take us to MONTEROSSO, which is renowned for its beautiful beach and small craftsmen’s shops. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean or popping into some of the picturesque shops. Here a delicious local lunch is served in a typical restaurant with a perfect view of the sea and the hills declining down to the rocky coves. After lunch, we continue our itinerary by train to VERNAZZA one of the prettiest of all, where we will have free time to sit in one of the cheerful bars and cafés. From Vernazza a train ridetakes us back to La Spezia concluding our Cinque Terre visit, before returning to Florence by coach.
(*) If the “Via dell’Amore” will not be accessible, a longer boat ride will be provided.
Please note that the order of the visits may change
FROM APR TO NOV 2017
ENGLISH and SPANISH - EVERYDAY
GERMAN on FRIDAY
ITALIAN on SATURDAY and SUNDAY
FRENCH on SATURDAY
This tour includes:
Transport to and from Cinque Terre in an air-conditioned coach.
An English speaking tour leader for the entire trip.
The Cinque Terre National Park trekking pass.
Lunch in a typical local restaurant.
All transport costs for the day.
A boat ride across the Cinque Terre Bay (weather permitting).
Semi-independent Excursion - Best of Cinque Terre (Code: W2T)
Visit the beautiful Cinque Terre without the guide and the Lunch and save moneyIncludes