The Cinque Terre are five picturesque and popular villages on Italy's northeast coast connected by walking paths and hiking trails. A good way to experience the Cinque Terre is on a guided walking tour or on a boat trip. Here are day tours and excursions in the Cinque Terre, including day trips from Florence or Livorno port.
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A sunset boat tour is one of the most romantic ways to experience the Cinque Terre. The boat departs from the marina of Riomaggiore and sails through a Marine Protected Area, as well as the five villages. On board, you can sample snacks such a focaccia and organic olives, and wash them down with fine Italian wine.
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Viator offers private Cinque Terre Trekking Tours, and they begin at train station in Riomaggiore. You'll walk past vineyards as you discover ancient settlements including Riomaggiore, Groppo, Manarola and Vernazza with your private guide. Some top attractions you'll see along the way include the Via dell'Amore and the 14th-century church of Our Lady of Health in Volastra. Work up an appetite? The tour includes a stop for gelato.
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Please your palate with the wines of Manarola in Italy's unforgettable Cinque Terre region. This 2.5-hour guided tour brings you to a beautiful winery where you'll have the chance to taste local wines, meet the winemakers and visit a medieval village.
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Set out with your gear from Monterosso, and paddle with an expert guide, visiting hidden coves, gazing at the cliffs and the charming five villages. You'll stop along the way to unfurl your towel on a beach, and you can take a quick dip before continuing on with the excursion. Tours last five hours and all skill levels are welcome.
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This hiking tour from Viator includes round-trip transportation from Florence via an air-conditioned coach, lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the spectacular coastline, a 40-minute boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting), as well as the opportunity to swim in the at Vernazza or Monterosso.
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You'll meet your guide at La Spezia train station and head out to Portovenere (be sure to take in the jaw-dropping views), before making your way to the little village of Campiglia two hours later. Hungry?Alessandra, the owner of a small bar will provide a lunch made of Ligurian snacks such as focaccia, vegetable cakes and cheese.
Next, you'll ride for about one hour to Volastra in the middle of the Cinque Terre and then finally end the tour in Manarola. The total distance is about 22 miles, with an elevation change of approximately 2,625 feet.
To really appreciate the charm and beauty of the towns, spend the night in one of them after the day crowds leave. Click the link for top rated hotels and places to stay in or near the Cinque Terre.