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7 BEST Cinque Terre Tours from Florence [2023]

Planning a day trip to the iconic Cinque Terre? I bring you the most comprehensive and fun Cinque Terre tours from Florence to ensure you have a memorable experience. Check them out! 

Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the Italian Riviera in the Liguria region. It consists of five picturesque fishing villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare. The villages are known for their colorful buildings, narrow alleyways, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Each village in Cinque Terre has its own unique charm and character. Riomaggiore is the largest and the first village you’ll encounter if you travel by train. Manarola is famous for its colorful houses and picturesque harbor, while Corniglia is perched on a cliff and is the only village that is not directly accessible by the sea. 

Vernazza is known for its medieval castle and charming waterfront, and Monterosso al Mare is the largest village and has a long sandy beach. It is a popular spot for sunbathing and swimming.

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👉 If you can spare a couple of nights in Cinque Terre, you absolutely should. There’s just something special about this destination, and I say it as someone who was born and raised in Bologna, Italy, and managed to explore most of Italy multiple times.

However, I understand that many people travel to Italy and have limited time, and it’s just impossible to see it all. In this case, you can easily visit the Cinque Terre on a day trip from Florence.

You’ll find plenty of fantastic tours available that will take you on an unforgettable adventure, no matter if you prefer a shared or a private tour. In this article, we’ll take a look at the seven best Cinque Terre tours from Florence. Check them out!

I generally use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world. I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

The BEST Cinque Terre Tours from Florence

▶️ Embark on a scenic journey with this Semi-Private or Private Cinque Terre Day Tour. You’ll get to choose whether you’d like to share the experience with other travelers or your own group of friends, and head to the beautiful Liguria in a comfortable minivan. 

Your first stop will be the picturesque village of Manarola, where you’ll stroll through the town’s narrow alleys and quaint squares before boarding a boat to visit Vernazza. You’ll have free time to wander at your leisure, sipping wine at local bars, visiting the village’s castle and church, and stopping at one of the many waterfront restaurants for lunch. The tour concludes with a drive through the picturesque Corniglia. 

Cinque Terre Semi-Private or Private Day Tour from Florence

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, a guide, a boat ride or coastal train (weather dependent), and a visit to three towns in Cinque Terre. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence with Optional Hiking to experience the best of the region. Your driver-tour escort will provide fascinating insights into Cinque Terre’s history as you travel by coach to the five fishing villages.

Take a boat ride between Manarola and Vernazza, and choose to hike along the scenic trails through the hills above the towns. Plus, enjoy free time to explore each location on your own, including stops at cute cafés or bars for sipping on regional wines. 

You’ll also get to indulge in a traditional Italian lunch at your own expense, so make sure to ask your guide for recommendations! This tour operates with a limited number of participants for a more personalized experience. 

Cinque Terre Day from Florence with Optional Hiking

📝 This Cinque Terre hiking tour from Florence includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guide, the entrance fee for the Cinque Terre National Park, a boat ride (weather permitting), and free time at the villages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Get ready for a memorable journey to discover the best of the colorful villages on this From Florence: Best of Cinque Terre and Porto Venere Day Trip. Upon arrival at Manarola, you’ll marvel at the typical case-torri or tower houses that make this village unique, before heading to Vernazza, overlooked by the remains of a medieval castle. 

Enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace and then make your way to the Pearl of Cinque Terre: Monterosso. This charming ancient fishing village is known for its lovely beaches and lush vegetation. Here you can opt to swim in the crystal-clear waters or relax and soak up the sun, followed by a boat trip to Riomaggiore. 

Throughout the tour, which includes a stop at the ancient town of Porto Venere, a knowledgeable guide will provide insights and interesting facts about the region, its culture, and history.

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, a boat ride, a visit to the five Cinque Terre villages, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Tours from Florence to Cinque Terre + Pisa

▶️ This Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train allows you to discover two of the main attractions near Florence on a full-day excursion. You’ll hop aboard a train, accompanied by an expert guide, and enjoy a scenic ride to Pisa, where you’ll be granted 1.5 hours of free time to explore the city and check out the famous leaning tower. 

You’ll then travel to the three main villages of Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Vernazza. Make the most of your free time in each town, visiting their main landmarks, chilling by the beach, or tasting local delicacies. At the end of the day, you’ll board a train to return to Florence. 

Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, a guide, visit to three Cinque Terre villages, and a stop at Pisa. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ This Semi Private Tour to Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower from Florence is perfect for those who want to explore the most famous attractions of Tuscany in one day. With a maximum group size of eight people, you can enjoy a personalized experience as you cruise through the countryside in a comfortable minivan. 

You’ll start the day in Riomaggiore, and after a scenic boat ride to Manarola you can choose to either hike or take a train ride to the next village. This is followed by a swim in the sea and a delicious lunch of authentic Pesto Pasta and fresh Mediterranean seafood in Vernazza (at your own expense). The tour ends with a visit to Pisa, where you’ll see the iconic Leaning Tower and other monuments in Piazza dei Miracoli.

Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, bottled water, train and boat tickets, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cinque Terre Private Tours from Florence

▶️ This Exclusive Cinque Terre Private Day Trip from Florence takes you and up to five friends on a  private excursion to the five picturesque seaside villages. You’ll enjoy a comfortable drive to  La Spezia, where you’ll board a train to the first village, Corniglia. 

A guide will be with you throughout the day to provide assistance and answer any questions you may have as you explore the beautiful towns and indulge in the flavors of Liguria with an included lunch and wine tasting in Monterosso. You’ll also get free time to swim at the beach, shop, and explore at your own pace!

Exclusive Cinque Terre Private Day Trip from Florence

📝 This Florence to Cinque Terre tour includes:  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ This Full-Day Private Tour from Florence to Cinque Terre with Pisa starts with a visit to Manarola, where you’ll get to stroll its picturesque alleys before boarding a shared boat toward Vernazza, admiring the striking views of the coast. 

You’ll have free time in Vernazza to wander around and get some lunch, and then head to Corniglia, a very unique Cinque Terre town as it’s not located on the water like the rest of them. This tour includes a visit to Pisa, where you’ll get to admire the leaning tower and other monuments at Miracle Square.    

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, boat ride, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cinque Terre Tours from Florence FAQs

Can I do Cinque Terre as a day trip from Florence?

Yes, it’s absolutely possible to visit the colorful seaside villages on a day trip. You can hire a private driver from Florence to Cinque Terre, join a tour, or visit on your own. 

What is the best tour to Cinque Terre from Florence? 

I believe that these are the best day tours to Cinque Terre from Florence: 
•  Semi-Private Cinque Terre Tour from Florence
Cinque Terre Day Tour from Florence
Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Florence Day Trip

Can I visit Cinque Terre and Pisa from Florence in a day? 

You can join a Cinque Terre and Pisa Tour from Florence to explore both attractions in one day. These are the best in my opinion:
Day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre from Florence
Tour of Cinque Terre from Florence & Pisa Visit 

How far is Cinque Terre from Florence?

Cinque Terre is 124 miles (200 km) from Florence.  

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.