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Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train - with unbiased reviews

Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train

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Overview
This day trip to Pisa and the Cinque Terre from Florence by train—the fastest way to reach two of Tuscany’s top attractions—takes care of all the transportation details for you. See the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cinque Terre, and snap photos next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Europe’s most iconic monuments.
Highlights
  • Cover more ground in less time on a day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre
  • Take the train for the fastest way between attractions
  • Eliminates the stress of navigating public transportation alone
  • Enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time
  • Appropriate for travelers ages 18 to 45
What to Expect
Your day trip begins at Santa Maria Novella train station, where you greet your guide, receive your tickets without waiting in line, and board a train destined for Pisa. On arrival in Pisa, you head straight to Piazza dei Miracoli to admire the Duomo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa during free time (entrance to both at own expense). Then, after returning to the station, you take the train to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its cascade of colorful houses and coastal views. In Cinque Terre, explore the villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Vernazza, where you can opt to go swimming. Your tour concludes with a train journey to Florence, where you bid your guide farewell. Note: This tour is for travelers between the ages of 18 and 45.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza della Stazione, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
13h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking tour leader
  • Stop in Pisa to allow you to visit the leaning tower
  • The best of Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza
  • Info about the region and sites
  • Time to swim
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Guided tour of Pisa
  • Entrance to the Tower of Pisa
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In high season ( June, July & August ) due to the popularity of the villages, the trains could be very crowed and hot, be prepared.
  • This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilties and to those sensitive to the heat
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes
  • In summer it is recommended to bring hat, sun cream, bottle of water and swimming suit
  • In winter it is recommended to bring a rain jacket in the event of bad weather
  • The tour is in English only
  • Minimum age allowed on the tour is 18 years - no kids
  • Maximum age allowed on the tour is 45 years
  • We are not strict with the age limit and people older than 45 BUT younger than 50 are always welcome as long as they are young in heart and have no walking disabilities and are happy to be with younger people. Our Tour Operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travellers, etc... that often fall into this category. The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded and are made for travellers to meet and connect with other passengers of the same age from all parts of the world who share the same interests, lifestyles and traveling styles.
  • Please note:
  • Due to a landslide which occurred at the end of September 2012, Via dell’Amore is closed
  • In the event of a national train strike or train delays, the tour operator is not responsible of the disservice of the trains. In the event of national train strikes the tour could be cancelled
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chu S wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
Eduardo is a very friendly and thoughtful guide who explained our itinerary very clearly and gave us many handy tips. As he himself is a photographer, he taught me new photography skills when we are in Cinque Terre! Looking forward to having him to be the guide again in the
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Date of experience: November 2019
aswin a wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions
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We had a wonderful trip. Its a trip entirely covered by trains. The trip starts early in the morning at 7:28 from Florence SMN station and reaches Pisa by around 8:45. So you get time to visit the leaning tower and take pictures before the crowd build up as the day progresses.
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NLC wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Our guide Manolo was ready early in the morning and gave very clear and specific instructions on the timing, venue etc to meet for the trains. He's a really good guide and also ensure all of us are present before moving to the next stop.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Mutsa M wrote a review Oct 2019
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I did the Pisa & Cinque Terre day trip from Florence. I was seriously looking forward to it but felt disappointed in the end. The tours promised stops at Pisa, a 3 villages in Cinque Terre with an opportunity for a swim. In the total 12 hours we spent on this trip (day started
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from TuscanyonaBudget, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence by Train
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Dear Mutsa, Thanks for taking the time on sharing your opinion with us. We regret to hear of your disappointed experience as we always strive to provide our customers with excellent service. This tour gives travellers on a tight schedule the possibility to visit 2 of the must-dos places in Italy in only one day. The escursion starts at 7:00am and finishes at 8:00pm so if we extend our time in any of the stops, this means a later return and a more exhausting day. Being a guided tour, you understand that there is a precise schedule to follow. For what concerns the visit of Pisa, by getting there early, you have the possibility to enjoy the square before the crowds and the arrival of all the other massive tour groups. This means, no lines for the monuments, less stress and more time to focus & snap the best shot with the tower :-) I would like to inform you that after contacting the Opera della Primaziale Pisana ( the Vestry Board of the Cathedral of Pisa) to double check the information you are reporting, we can confirm that the Cathedral in Pisa opens at 10:00am and has always free entrance on fixed time. The fixed time free passes for visiting just the Cathedral are limited in number and available exclusively from the ticket offices on site, so you're not asked to pay any fee for the Cathedral. In regards to the Cinque Terre visit, we usually spend 1h / 1h and 15 minutes at each village and it's considered a good amount of time to get a first impression of the place and eventually come back again in the future to spend more time. The villages are very small and at the end, they all follow the same style. Three total hours are usually considered a balanced time for a tour in Cinque Terre. It seems that you joined the tour on an unlucky day and there were some delays which shortened your time there. We're sorry of this but as you say, it's something totally out of our control. In high season, due to the popularity of the villages and the large number of visitors, trains may accumulate little delays. Our guides give always their best taking care of all these re-arrangments and giving you as much time as possible. It's important to understand that the train is always the fastest and only way to get to Cinque Terre. Due to the small dimensions of the villages, cars & buses are not even allowed in Cinque Terre so you will still need to be subejected to trains and their delays. Once again, we are sorry that you had different expectations for the Cinque Terre tour and we hope you can have the possiblity to come and enjoy the places the way you wanted. We are still very happy you enjoyed the Grape Escape winery tour indeed. We hope to see you again on one of the other tours we organise in Italy. Kind regards Italy on a Budget tours team
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Ronak G wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had a real fun filled day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre, starting from Florence. Valentina was our tour guide and she was great throughout. She gave us clear instructions about each stop, was entertaining, and most importantly, very caring towards her tour group. We knew we
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Date of experience: September 2019
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  • Duration: 13h
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