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Full-Day Optional Tour from Florence: The Cinque Terre and Portovenere

(Tour #233):

Cinque Terre and Portovenere
Full-Day Tour
Please inquire with reservations.


Enjoy a wonderful tour of the elegant Cinque Terre seaside cities and the picturesque town of Portovenere in one day! Learn about every place you visit from your knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking guide. Taste scrumptious local delights, and perhaps you may wish to go for a dip in the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea. You'll even be provided with free time to independently stroll Monterosso al mare, Portovenere, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza during your free time in each place.

Your full-day tour will depart at morning. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the comfortable 2.5-hour ride aboard an air-conditioned vehicle as your guide shares with you the tales of the two regions of Tuscany and Liguria's rich history, traditions, and culture. Once you've arrived at the first destination, hop aboard a public boat and sail across the majestic Poet's Gulf, where you will admire the surrounding natural attractions, the coastline, and the vivid villages around the area.

After the cruise, discover the beautiful town of Portovenere, a town considered to be among the most attractive places on the West Coast of Italy. See fishermen's boats docked by the beach, antiquated castles on the horizon, brightly-colored homes, and churches standing around the area. Roam around Portovenere during your free time in this quaint Italian town. (During days when sea and weather conditions do not permit a visit to Portovenere, the tour will instead visit Manarola, another town in the Cinque Terre.)

Hop aboard the boat once again for a 75-minute cruise to reach the Ligurian Coast, where you will have the opportunity to admire the Cinque Terre National Park, a park listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See how the residents of this village overcame the challenge of building their houses on the steep and uneven hillsides.

You will stop at the town of Monterosso al mare, the largest town in Cinque Terre. Perhaps you'll want to indulge in some of the delicious local dishes (not included). While here, you have the option to take a 45-minute light hike or take a dip in the sea, whichever activity you want to do as you savor your moments on the Italian Riviera. Perhaps you'll choose to just enjoy the ambiance and atmosphere of Monterosso al mare.

Next you'll board the train (all train tickets are included in this tour) to the charming town of Vernazza, which is beloved for its small lovely square looking out into the sea and its narrow and picturesque streets. You'll fall in love with the scenic features of Vernazza, which make it appear as if it came out of a Renaissance painting.

Following your visit to Vernazza, you'll board the train for the short ride to reach the tiny, lovely village of Riomaggiore, which is perched high atop a cliff that hangs above the Mediterranean Sea. See fantastic views of the tiny harbor, which boasts of colorful boats, pristine waters, and attractive natural formations.

Before you leave, make sure to sample some of the Liguria region's finest flavors (including their pesto), as you will be boarding the train for a quick ride to meet your private air-conditioned vehicle, which will take you back to Florence. You'll arrive back into Florence this evening after a full, but truly memorable, day tour of the spectacular Cinque Terre and Portovenere.

Note: For those who wish to book this wonderful optional full-day tour to the Cinque Terre, you will be provided with the Morning Guided Tour of Florence the following morning. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.


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