Private Cinque Terre

Miraculous villages on the seaside cliffs

Highlights

  • Visit this UNESCO World-Heritage Italian coastal paradise
  • Discover the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre
  • Enjoy some relaxed escapes from the crowds, through luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards
  • Savour a delicious Ligurian lunch including Cinque Terre wine
  • Magnificent views of the coast on a light hiking trail through vineyards

Departure

EVERY DAY available from 8 AM to 10 AM

DURATION

Approx. 12 hours

period

ALL YEAR ROUND

language

English

Description

Spend an unforgettable day exploring one of the world’s most spectacular coastal areas, the heart-stopping Cinque Terre! Set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, these five ingeniously constructed fishing villages, Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, are something of a current-age Eden! Meet your dedicated private English-speaking driver and travel to the Riviera in full comfort. Upon arrival meet your private guide, experienced and charismatic and set off to discover this fairytale-like destination where land and sea meet. Rooted in antiquity, Cinque Terre’s five villages date from the early medieval period. Led by your expert guide you will explore the villages on foot, and travel between the towns just like the locals: both by train and by ferry! Admire the views both from the water, and from aboard the 19th-century railway line that cuts through a series of coastal tunnels from village to village. Learn all about the Cinque Terre’s history and unique feature from your guide: the steeply terraced cliffs bisected by a complicated system of fields and gardens hacked, chiseled, shaped and layered over the course of nearly two millennia. So marked are these artificial contours that some scholars have compared the extensive “muretti” (low stone walls) to the Great Wall of China! And all enhanced by the charming villages - Riomaggiore, founded in the 8th century by Greek settlers fleeing persecution in Byzantium, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Monterosso - which look onto the gleaming pristine waters of the sea. Crown your day with a memorable typical Ligurian seafood feast, and exquisite regional white wines, in a lovely seafront restaurant.

Inclusions

• Private Mercedes vehicle with English-speaking driver for the day (12 hours) 
• Private English-speaking guide for tour of the Cinque Terre 
• Train&ferry tickets to travel from village to village 
• 3-course typical Ligurian lunch

Meeting Point

FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP

Notes

We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
The Via Dell'Amore is temporarily closed to the public due to a mud slide that has made it inaccessible.
Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
We suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!) as well as hat and sunscreen.

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

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