You will be picked up in Florence by our car or minivan and transferred to La Spezia. The drive takes about 2 hours. You will meet your professional English speaking guide at the railway station of La Spezia. Depending on your wishes and the weather conditions you are free to plan your visit of the Cinque Terre with your guide.
You can just enjoy the atmosphere of the little villages, hopping from one to the next by train or by public boat. You can decide to spend longer time in one of them and have a wonderful lunch in a typical trattoria with local seafood specialties. You can do a wine tasting if you'd like. Your guide will explain history and traditions of the villages to you. The car will bring you back in the afternoon to Florence.
You can also start and finish the tour in Livorno. In this case the driving time is 1.5 hours.
Price includes: English speaking tour guide for max. 7 hours (for guided visits, not for hiking), transfer by car or minivan with English speaking driver from Florence (or Livorno) to La Spezia and return, entrance fee to the Cinque Terre National Park and all train rides between Monterosso and La Spezia.
Additional service on request: Wine tasting in a typical wine bar in Manarola or Monterosso. Tasting of 3 different Cinque Terre DOC wines with local snacks. 15 EUR/person.
Enjoy a wonderful day cruising along the Cinque Terre coastline, leaving from Florence early in the morning. You take the Frecciabianca train from the station of Firenze Campo di Marte at 07:38AM. Your hosts welcome you at the station of La Spezia, and you walk together to the harbour, where you board the yacht at 10:00AM. You start the journey with a welcome drink, in the Gulf of Poets. The first stop is in Portovenere where you have an hour to walk around. Once reaching the area of the Cinque Terre, you can first see the colourful houses of Riomaggiore from the sea.
Your next stop will be in Manarola, where you have time for swimming, snorkeling and visiting the village while your hosts prepare a nice seafood lunch. They will even provide some inflatable chairs for the water. After leaving Manarola you can view Corniglia and Vernazza from the sea, before reaching your final destination, Monterosso, at 5:00PM. Here you can go for a swim on the long beach or walk around the historical center, then it's time to take the train back to Florence. Or of course, you might want to spend some days in this area.
Price includes: boat trip with skipper, a glass of prosecco sparkling wine or one soft drink, lunch on board with starter, first plate, fruit, a glass of local wine or a soft drink, water and coffee, inflatable chairs and a one-way Frecciabianca train ticket from Firenze Campo di Marte at 07:38AM, to La Spezia. The return train ticket is not included!