12 HOURS TOUR

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

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€239.00 PP

Come see the Cinque Terre and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in one day. These two UNESCO heritage sites will take your breath away.

The Cinque Terre is one of the most memorable places in Italy. Protected as a national park and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cinque Terre is unique. You will enjoy a boat ride along the coastline of the Cinque Terre and explore three villages. In case of rough seas, you will tour the villages by train. On the way back to Florence, we’ll stop in Pisa for a visit to its iconic leaning tower.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy--along with the Pisa Baptistery and Cathedral--and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Climb to the top of this incredible tower and enjoy breathtaking views over Pisa!

PLEASE NOTE

Please kindly take note that our Cinque Terre and Pisa Tour operates seasonally and experiences itinerary and schedule variations during the period from October to March. During the winter season, visits will be planned slightly differently. Specifically, the visit to Pisa will take place in the morning, while the exploration of the Cinque Terre will be scheduled for the afternoon.

 

Please keep in mind that the boat tours to visit the Cinque Terre are only available during spring and summer, from around April 1st to October 3rd. This is only possible if the sea is navigable. If the sea is too rough, then the tour from one village to another will be done by train. From the end of October to March 31st, the tour of the Cinque Terre can only be done by train.

 

We kindly ask you to pay attention to the booking date, as this variation in the itinerary order ensures that you will have an optimal experience based on the season in which you are participating in the tour.

 

Rest assured that, regardless of the season, your tour will provide you with a memorable exploration of these iconic destinations. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you on our tour.

highlights

Pisa: The city of Miracles, with its leaning tower and ancient Maritime Republic past, still retains its charm today

Riomaggiore: The most romantic spot in Cinque Terre. The best sunset can be seen from here

Manarola: A calm, scenic village in the Cinque Terre with lots of history to explore

Vernazza: The most picturesque of the villages and it’s named as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy

FROM €239.00

Price per person

Full day TOUR

12 Hours (approx)

small group

Max 8 in a Mercedes van

FREE PICK UP

From selected hotels

Why You’ll love this tour

If you're looking to explore more of what Italy has to offer outside of Florence, then this full-day tour is perfect for you! Visit not one, but two of Italy's most popular destinations in a single day. You'll start your journey from Florence with the first stop in Pisa to see the iconic leaning tower, and then continue to explore the enchanting coastline of the Cinque Terre.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

Cinque Terre was beautiful. The tour guide was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and so interesting and pleasant to speak to. He took really good care of us and made sure we were comfortable. I would definitely recommend this trip.

by Robert_L

ITINERARY

1
Departure

We will be departing at 7:00 am from the meeting point in Florence and heading towards Cinque Terre. The journey should take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
2
Cinque Terre Trails

Upon arrival at our destination, we will explore three villages of the Cinque Terre region. Depending on the season and the condition of the sea, we will either travel by boat or by train.

Our customers’ safety is always our top priority: boat tours of the Cinque Terre are only available during the spring and summer months, from around April 1st to early October. This is weather-dependent, as in case of bad weather or other conditions which make navigation difficult, the tour between villages will be done by train. Therefore, from the end of October to March 31st, touring the Cinque Terre will be done only by train.

3
Riomaggiore

We will arrive at Riomaggiore by black Mercedes Minivan at 9:30 am. The village is a charming place perched on a terraced hillside high above the Ligurian coast. Known for its colorful stone houses that seem stacked on top of one another and its harbor filled with traditional fishing boats, it has become a popular tourist destination. From Riomaggiore we will take the Public boat to Manarola. Public boats operate subject to weather conditions and along the Cinque Terre from April until about the 3rd week of October; if you wish to hike you can take the Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola. Driver will help guests to catch the train and will follow guests on the train.

Duration: 1 hour
4
Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola

Follow the path signposted along the vegetable gardens until the small bridge from which begins a long flight of steps that leads through cultivated and fallow fields, with a panoramic view, to the ridge of Costa Corniolo (Corniolo Hill). From there you can admire the tip of Montenero eastward, Manarola and Cinque Terre westward. From here begin a series of steps that lead down to Manarola with spectacular views all along its route to the village.
No flip flops allowed when crossing any of the trails in the Cinque Terre.

Forward time: 1 hour | Difficulty Level: EE – For expert hikers | Length: 1.470 km | Difference in height: 202m.

Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Not included
5
Manarola

At 10:30 am you’ll visit Manarola. The town is built into the side of a cliff, and its colorful houses and buildings tumble down towards the water far below. The view of Manarola from above is one of the most iconic and recognized images of the Cinque Terre. If you wander through the town, you’ll find yourself winding down narrow laneways called carrugi.

These are typical of towns and cities in the Liguria region of Italy. As you make your way towards the water, you’ll see an eclectic mix of fishing boats pulled up on the ramp leading into the harbor. This is a reminder that for centuries, the sea has been a major source of income and livelihood for the people who live in this area. This village is a magical place, where time seems to stand still. You’ll have an hour to explore its quaint streets and charming shops. 

Ferry from Manarola to Vernazza. Driver will help guests to catch the Ferry and will follow guests on the Ferry.

Duration: 1 hour
6
Vernazza

At 12:40 pm you’ll visit Vernazza, the only natural port of the five villages, and it’s also the wealthiest village with the most elaborate architecture. You’ll definitely want to check out the castle of the Doria and the watchtowers, and make sure not to miss the Romanesque sanctuary of Our Lady of Reggio. The architecture will amaze you with its simplicity. And after all that sightseeing, you can enjoy a cooling swim in the sea, a refreshing shower, and a delicious lunch of authentic pesto pasta and fresh seafood (not included in the price). After our long journey, we’ll take the picturesque train ride from Vernazza to Riomaggiore.
Driver will help guests to catch the train and will follow guests on the train.

From here, you’ll enjoy the comfort of our Black Mercedes minivan.
Our next stop is Pisa, and seeing the Leaning Tower is the perfect way to end a wonderful day.

Duration: 2 hours
Lunch Not included
7
Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli

Once arrived in Pisa at 4:30 pm, you’ll have time to explore some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

The Leaning Tower is a must-see, and you can walk around the Piazza dei Miracoli to visit the Baptistery and the Duomo.
Piazza dei Cavalieri is also worth a visit, home as it is to the historic university Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. The tour will reach the Pisa tower at around 4:30 pm, but it is usually enough to simply admire it from the outside – it is truly beautiful. However, if you want to reserve your own tickets to climb it, you can do so by choosing 4:45 pm as your time slot.

If you would like to purchase a ticket for the tower of Pisa in advance, please visit this website https://www.opapisa.it/en/tickets/buy/

Duration: 40 minutes
Leaning Tower Entrance Ticket Not included
8
Florence

From Pisa, it’ll take you about an hour and a half to get back to the meeting point. At 7:00 pm you’ll be back in Florence.
And you know what? You’ll be tired after such a day, but you’ll carry this tour in your heart forever because it is a unique experience.
If you need suggestions on where to go for dinner, just ask our guide.

Duration: 1 hour and 35 minutes

What’s Included and what's not

Local English-speaking driver/guide with excellent knowledge of the destination
Train tickets
Free Hotel pickup and drop-off (in selected hotels)
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Luxury Mercedes Vehicle
WiFi on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water
1 Bottle of Prosecco White Wine per group
Wireless audio system to better hear the driver even from the last rows
1 iPad each couple (with unlimited mobile data connection)
Boat Tickets (If boat tours are available)
Entrances to museums, castles and villas
Cinque Terre National Park tickets
Pisa Leaning Tower ticket
Lunch
Gratuities

Meeting point

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup. Meeting point Hotel Boccaccio in Via della Scala, 59, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy.

The tour starts at 07:00 am. Please show up at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.

Pickup details

FREE
We offer free pick up at hotels, not Airbnb nor apartments, located in AREA A of the traffic limited zone.


If your hotel is outside that area or falls in the category of Apartments/Airbnb, you can choose to receive free pick up in front of:

Hotel Boccaccio (Via della Scala 59) at 07:00 am
Hotel Davanzati (Via Porta Rossa 5) at 06:50 am

 

Please click here to check if your hotel is located within Area A.

PAID

If your accommodation is situated beyond Area A of the restricted traffic zone, we kindly ask that you inform us upon booking your tour. This will allow us to provide you with a tailored quotation to best suit your needs.

Accessibility

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

GOOD TO KNOW

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A maximum of 8 people per Mercedes van
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
Travelers should have a good physical fitness level
Please wear suitable walking shoes, don’t forget your swimsuit and towel if you want to take a swim
The driver/guide will thoroughly introduce the places being visited, from a cultural, historical and artistic viewpoint while driving to and from them, but is not licensed to give explanations at sights or guide inside churches, or museums.You will have free time in the villages
The link to book the Pisa Leaning tower tickets is this https://www.opapisa.it/en/tickets/buy/

It’s important to note that regardless of age, the full price of a small group tour must be paid by all participants, including young children.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time. 
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. 
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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what they say about us

Cinque Terre was beautiful. The tour guide was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and so interesting and pleasant to speak to. He took really good care of us and made sure we were comfortable. I would definitely recommend this trip.

by Robert_L

Andrea is the best guide I have ever met. He truly puts all into his job to speak perfect English and to do all he can for the trip to be great. Wish he could travel through the trip to teach me more. Thanks so much you have an amazing talent.

by Adam_K

Nice experience, wonderful time going to Cinque Terre. Driver is very knowledgeable of the places around. They take you to all villages, they have inclusive tickets for the train to visit all places with plenti time to walk around villages. Visit Pisa on the way back is nice to visit an historic place of Pisa Tower and Chiesa.

by Rafael_A

We worried that the stormy weather would ruin our tour, but it turned out to be a perfect day anyway. With Gabriel as our guide, it was like having an old friend telling you about the area he loves. All aspects of the tour were wonderful. Thanks again Gabriel!

by Julie_G

The most perfect experience! You get a perfect amount of time in each place to explore, eat, and shop. Our driver, Andrea, made the experience even better. He was very accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly and informative. My dad and I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

by Kristy_P

The most perfect experience! You get a perfect amount of time in each place to explore, eat, and shop. Our driver, Andrea, made the experience even better. He was very accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly and informative. My dad and I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

by Natalie_M

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