Get an early start on an amazing day journeying out of Florence, and its manmade masterpieces, because you are off to the Italian seaside. Admire nature’s artistry in Liguria, a spectacular region and home of Cinque Terre – the much acclaimed string of seaside villages along the Italian Riviera.
Steep terraces adorned with colourful homes and vineyards, rugged fishermen reeling in their daily catches, and the region’s most famous flavour – pesto. All the experiences you can enjoy on this tour. [readmore]Sit back and relax as we take a 2:25-hour ride via comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Your guide will entertain you with tales of the area as you cross two regions: Tuscany and Liguria. Both are rich with history, cultures and traditions that deserve to be told. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to a quaint and comfortable public boat. Set sail along the coastline, breathing in the fresh sea air and admiring a view like no other.
Tailoring your adventure to the most beautiful sites, we’ve made sure to include Poets’ Gulf, of course, via a beautiful cruise that will give you the opportunity to see all of the five lands from the boat. The cruise through Poets’ Gulf will bring you to the town of Portovenere, one of the most stunning places on the West Coast of Italy. You’ll notice fishermen’s boats docked daintily by the beach, colourful homes peppering the scenery, an old castle looming on the horizon, churches standing omnipresent. It’s quite breathtaking. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful village on your own, seeing what you want, as you wish.
We’ll once again catch the boat and continue our cruise down the Ligurian coast, because there is no better way to admire the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site of Cinque Terre National Park than from the sea! See as man has overcome the challenge of nature’s steep and uneven hillsides, creating
After a pleasant 1.25 hour cruise, we’ll stop at Monterosso, the largest town among the Cinque Terre. Dine on a local dish as you please, selecting that which tempts your taste buds most. Stroll, shop, sit, or even swim (don’t forget to pack your swimsuit just in case you’d like to take a dip in the sea), the choice is entirely yours.
Then it is “all aboard!” as you are taken by train to the charming town of Manarola. Here you’ll be dazzled with views of the tiny harbour, full of colourful boats and vibrant natural formations. Be sure to savour your final sampling of the Liguria region’s famous flavours, including its highly prized pesto, because soon you’ll be back onboard the train for a quick ride to your private air-conditioned coach to Florence. Use this return trip to rest while relishing in the wonderful memories just collected on this one-of-a-kind tour. You deserve it.Read more
It is imperative to arrive promptly at the meeting point, at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Late arrivals will not be eligible for a refund
We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
We recommend brining a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather
Comfortable shoes are recommended
In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail, In such occasions we will visit Riomaggiore and not Portovenere