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Small-Group Summer Cinque Terre and Leaning Tower Tour from Florence

  • Small-group day trip to the Cinque Terre and leaning tower of Pisa from Florence
  • Travel in comfort from Florence to the Cinque Terre in a luxury minivan
  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride from one village to another
Small-Group Summer Cinque Terre and Leaning Tower Tour from Florence
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Small-Group Summer Cinque Terre and Leaning Tower Tour from Florence
Visit two of the most popular day trip destinations from Florence in one tour with this small-group trip to the Cinque Terre and leaning tower of Pisa. Enjoy a boat ride on the enchanted coastline of the Cinque Terre, then choose between a hike or train trip to another village. Stop in Pisa on the way back to Florence to see the famous leaning tower.
What to Expect
Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in eastern Liguria that make up a UNESCO World Heritage site! Here, a train links the five different villages together.

A small group tour with a max of 8 people is the perfect solution for those who want to keep the costs down and at the same time touch as many destinations as possible without being in a 54-seat bus.

Your driver will be with you for the entire day. He will escort you on the boat, trail and train.

Arrive at Manarola by black mercedes minivan and from there you will take the boat to Monterosso al Mare.

Monterosso al Mare, a small village with a population of about 1500 soul, this is the largest village! Stone steps link the village center to the port and seaside promenade. Monterosso al Mare is surrounded by hills bedecked in vineyards and olive groves. Thursday is market day: displaying local arts and crafts, food, and wine. Be sure to see the Twelfth Century Church of St. Francis, built in the Ligurian Gothic style, which includes black and white marbles.

From Monterosso al Mare you will hike to Vernazza (110 minutes), or take the train instead enjoying just a 5 minutes ride.

These ancient trails are rough but manageable. Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow. The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoiled; do not expect handrails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the cliff edge.

Vernazza is the only natural port of the five villages. Being the wealthiest village its architecture is most elaborate. See the Castle of the Doria, look at the watchtowers, and do not miss the Romanesque sanctuary of Our Lady of Reggio. You will be amazed by its simplicity and yet fascinated by its architecture.

In Vernazza we can have a cooling swim in the sea, a nice shower and we can enjoy a delicious lunch made of uthentic Pesto Pasta and fresh Mediterrean seafood (not included in the price).

Train from Vernazza to Manarola and back on the Black Mercedes minivan on the way to Florence with a quick stop to see Pisa Leaning tower.

Please note:
- Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre until about the 3rd week of October.
- The driver/guide will thoroughly introduce the places being visited, from a cultural, historical and artistic viewpoint while walking or driving to and through them, but is not licensed to give in depth explanations at sights or guide inside churches, or museums.
- Entrances to museums, castles and villas, meals, food and beverage, boat tickets, train tickets and sightseeing tours with local guides and tips are NOT included in the tour
Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

This is the perfect tour for seeing Cinque Terre and Pisa in a day. It was just enough, and if you’re on a tight trip schedule like we were, it was perfect. Daniel was our tour guide, and he did a great job. We loved...More

Thank Chelsea H
ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chelsea, This is what we work hard for: to create an experience to be treasured ... until the next visit. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for your rewarding feedback and kind regards from all the team of I Just Drive.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour and Guide

Marco our guide set out what our day would be at pick up at our hotel. And that is exactly what happened. I had no ideal as what to expect in traveling from Florence to CinqueTerra. But it was fabulous. The 2 hour drive to...More

Thank kab1one
ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kabone, Together with our driver and the entire team of I Just Drive, we would like to THANK YOU for your kind and dettailed feedback. We pay many attantion to every single review from all the single clients in order to improve always our...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Small-Group Cinque Terre

This was our second trip using I Just Drive and Lucca as our driver. We were very excited to find out we would have Lucca again. Two years ago he took us to Pisa and Lucca and it was amazing. This trip was a shared...More

Thank sharonbR7898DS
ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to submit such a detailed review in connection with your tour wih us in Cinque Terre. All guest feedback is extremely important to us and we do appreciate your participation as it is only through input such...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile
Good experience

I was picked up at my hotel, we had 8 people in this tour. Our driver was Francesco. He was very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. Of course the places we went to were very beautiful, the smaller mini van could take a very beautiful drive...More

1  Thank Dreamzy175
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile
Daniel was amazing

We had a very outgoing group and Daniel was amazing at keeping everything in schedule and good recommendations for lunch etc. his knowledge and personality were both fantastic . Highly recommend

3  Thank nicole85
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11 October 2018|
Response from kab1one | Reviewed this property |
You will have to contact the tour company
Kimberly B
19 August 2018|
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Response from raizah2u | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Not during the time we went because it was cold season and some of the islands were closed for restoration.
joyce s
18 July 2018|
Response from raizah2u | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the tour company on this one. They may be able to accommodate. We had more time and picked the available tour on TripAdvisor’s recommendation.