Available from April to October, on Thursday at 7:00
Duration: 2 days and 1 night
Regular group tour.
Departure from Florence. Tour ends in Florence about 20:00 the next day.
English speaking tour escort throughout
Ground transportation in air-conditioned minivan or motorcoach (Florence to La Spezia and return)
Entrance to "lovers path"
1 night accommodation at 3 star hotel, service charges and Vat Taxes
Full board basis: (one dinner, one breakfast, and one lunch)
This tour operates rain or shine. In case of bad sea condition, transportation will be operated by train.
Cancellation policy: There will be no penalty for cancellations of excursion bookings communicated in writing to the organization at least eight days prior to the booked excursion date. Between eight and two days prior to the excursion, 10% of the fare will have to be paid; from two days prior to the excursion departure, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted. No reimbursement will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established; similarly, no reimbursement will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the excursion.
The Cinque Terre
Early morning departure from Florence (round 7am). We will reach La Spezia harbor, (about 2 hours driving). Boarding on boat and departure towards the coast. First stop at Portovenere, a beautiful village not belonging properly to the “5 lands” but definitely worth a visit. Departure to Rio Maggiore, the first of the 5 villages. Visit of the centre, time for a dive and then walk along the magic “lovers’ path”. A short path right on the coast that will lead you to the next village, Manarola. Visit of the center and free time for lunch, then departure by boat to Monterosso a Mare. Tour the village and discover the many grottos by walking on magical little paths, or relax by the beach. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight at hotel.
Easier wake up, as we leave by boat at about 10.30am towards Vernazza, the most famous of the 5 lands and arguably the most fascinating one. Time to discover the village and wonder around the tiny colorful streets before we head to Corniglia by train (a very scenic coastline train ride of about 5 minutes). Corniglia is not directly on the sea, as it used to be a hamlet, so it is the less touristy of all the lands. Discover all its intact beauty before our engaging down-hill walk to Manarola, from where, (after a dive of course!) we will get back on boat to Portovenere and then La Spezia. Our driver will lead us back to Florence for a scheduled final arrival at about 7.30/8 pm.