Florence 2 Cinque Terre Day Trip - Private Group - Bus2alps

Florence 2 Cinque Terre Day Trip - Private Group

Lace up your shoes and explore Italy's breathtaking Cinque Terre Coast. The Cinque Terre or "The Five Lands" are famous for their natural beauty, steep cliffs, colorful houses and crystal clear waters. This day trip can be as active or leisurely as you want. With challenging hiking trails, fresh local seafood, easy nature walks with breathtaking scenery, beach chairs and glittering sea, The Cinque Terre has it all.

 

Trips departs:

  • Every weekend
  • From Florence by coach bus

Included with All Inclusive Ticket

  • Round trip transportation by luxury coach bus with AC and bathroom
  • Entrance to the Cinque Terre National Park
  • 24-hour train pass to get between towns
  • Hiking path entry ticket
  • 3 town stops
  • Cinque Terre Park Map
  • A Bus2alps trip leader

Included with Beach Only Ticket

  • Round trip transportation by luxury coach bus with AC and bathroom
  • Round Trip train from La Spezia to Monterosso al Mare 
  • A Bus2alps trip leader

Itinerary:

  • Depart at 7AM from Florence by bus.
  • Arrive to La Spezia to collect your included Cinque Terre Pass that gives you unlimited access to all trains connecting the 5 towns and all hiking trails. If you are heading straight to the beach with our Beach Only Ticket you will enjoy the day at Monterosso al Mare. 
  • First, stop in Manarola to explore the raised sea-side town and snap your intsa-worthy photos
  • Train to the port town of Vernazza for fresh seafood cones and pesto focaccia. For those wanting to hike, this will be your starting point.
  • Either hike or train to the next town of Monterosso, home to expansive sandy beaches, clear waters and delicious restaurants. 
  • Free time to enjoy the afternoon relaxing on the beach, exploring the town of Monterosso, or eating a seaside lunch.
  • Return by train from Monterosso to La Spezia.
  • Return back by bus to Florence around 8PM.

Some trips may require minimum numbers. All trips will receive pre-departure information via email the evening prior to departure. 

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Detailed Itinerary

The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The meeting point is Reale Firenze, to the right outside the S.M.N Train station. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Cinque Terre is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C and DVD. 

The trip arrives to Cinque Terre at the La Spezia train station. From here you have access to the entire Cinque Terre National Park. In the National Park you will have the choice to enjoy the many hiking trails that join these famous ‘5 Lands’ or you may choose to just take it easy and relax on the beach. You have the choice to stay with the group and follow our guides who will take you to the highlights of Cinque Terre, or you can choose to break off from the group and explore on your own.

If you choose to follow the group, we will leave from La Spezia, where we will take the local train that services the park and arrive in the second town of Manarola. Here, you can enjoy beautiful views of the crystal clear water and colorful stacked houses.

From Manarola, we will hop on the train to the fourth town, Vernazza, where you can eat lunch and relax by the port. You can then either take the train directly to the beach town of Monterosso al Mare where you can hang out on the beach, walk around and shop, chill near the country themed bar or you hike with beautiful panoramic views of the Ligurian sea before finishing on the beach for an afternoon of sunbathing! 
If you purchased the beach only ticket you will depart from La Spezia train station and head directly to Monterosso al Mare. You'll have the entire day to enjoy the 5th town in Cinque Terre eating the food and soaking up the sun. 
Must do's in Cinque Terre: Try pesto focaccia, fresh seafood, and relax on the beach!
At the end of the day, we will meet back at the La Spezia train station for departure to Florence at the designated time. We will then return by coach bus to Florence and arrive in the evening back to Santa Maria Novella. 

Highlights

Highlights include:

  • Colorful Buildings
  • Port of Vernazza
  • Mediterranean Swimming
  • Pesto Dishes
  • Country Themed Bar
  • Monterosso’s Beaches
  • Fresh Seafood

Route

  1. Florence
  2. La Spezia
  3. Manarola
  4. Vernazza
  5. Monterosso