12 HOURS TOUR

Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence - Private Tour

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€208.00 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!

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Price per person

Full day TOUR

12 Hours

Private Tour

Max 8 per Mercedes van

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From selected hotels

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

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

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 get to see the enchanting coastline of the Cinque Terre and on the way back to Florence, you'll make a stop in Pisa to see the iconic leaning tower.

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5.0

Highest average rating based on over 2.000 reviews

Truescany!! The best tour service in the region!

10 star rating!! Rami was excellent ! Goes above and beyond. Very knowledgeable, very courteous and just a nice human being. I will highly recommend.! Amazing host and great driving!

chikoo01
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ITINERARY

Departure from Florence to Cinque Terre

We will be departing at 7:00 am from your pick-up point in Florence and heading towards Cinque Terre.

The journey should take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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.

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

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

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

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

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 click here.

Duration: 40 minutes
Leaning Tower Entrance Ticket Not included

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
  • Seasonal Operation: The Cinque Terre and Pisa Tour operates seasonally with variations from October to March.
  • Winter Schedule:
    • Morning: Visit to Pisa.
    • Afternoon: Exploration of Cinque Terre.
  • Boat Tours: Available during spring and summer (April 1st to October 3rd) if sea conditions permit.
  • Train Tours: When the sea is rough or from October to March, the Cinque Terre tour is conducted by train.
  • Booking Dates: Important to consider for an optimal tour experience based on seasonality.
  • Memorable Experience: Guaranteed exploration of iconic destinations regardless of the season.
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

As part of our commitment to providing a stress-free and comfortable experience for our guests, we offer pick-up at your location within the downtown area of Florence for our private tours. If you are unsure whether your location falls within this area, please let us know in the dedicated section at the time of booking and we will be happy to assist you. Our goal is to ensure that your tour with us is seamless and enjoyable from start to finish.

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

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/
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 8 days before the experience’s start time. 
  • If you cancel less than 8 days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. 
  • Any changes made less than 8 days 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.
Top Pick for a great day with so much to love

Rami showed us a spectacular day. He was knowledgeable, friendly, fun. He arrived on time and we immediately knew we were in good hands. The day was full but we had plenty of time to explore or simply rest and take in this incredible part of Italy. The van was clean and comfortable, the headphones worked a treat to inform us along the way. Thanks Rami a day to remember

811shaunan
Wonderful day trip from Florence

We had a great experience visiting Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Vernazza. It was an early morning start, but we had a very comfortable ride (Mercedes van) out with our excellent driver and guide, Esam. He guided us each step of the journey, letting us explore the towns briefly on our own and then moving by train or ferry between towns, then a drive back to Florence with a short stop in Pisa. Planning and purchasing all of those connections and tickets would have been a big task on our own! One highlight was an opportunity for a brief swim in Vernazza. Grazie mille, Esam!

Krista H
Beautiful experience, great job Luca!

This was an amazing way to visit this region. Our driver, Luca, was top class and kept us entertained the whole time. Our conversations were very interesting. We had the perfect amount of time at each of the destinations and there was absloutely no stress during the tour. Overall an amazing experience that my family enjoyed to the fullest.

GennyBarr
Beautiful trip to CT and Pisa

Had an excellent time on our tour with Alessandro. It’s a great way to see 3/5 cities as well as Pisa in a day.

Amanda G
Private tour GREAT JOB RAMI!

We saw everything and because it was private we moved at the pace we wanted to which was fast. Rami gave us great suggestions at each stop so we could get the best photo while having the best experience.
I felt so lucky to have that guidance and such clear explanations on how to see the most at each site.
It was also great having someone know the timetables for transportation between the stops.
His driving was wonderful too. He offered the wifi which was helpful during the full day of driving.
Rami is a great person who this company should be proud to have represent their brand.

Susan K

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