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My Exclusive Cinque Terre Private Tour

from € 187.50

The "Five Lands".

A world renowned coastal walking tour through some of the Mediterranean's most picturesque seaside villages. See the most beautiful views on this wonderfully designed private Cinque Terre tour from Florence that explores the must-sees of the Cinque Terre from both land and sea.

With a combination of easy walks, village visits, train rides and a short boat trip between the atmospheric Cinque Terre villages, this is a great way to visit the idyllic Cinque Terre. Including private transfer from Florence, typical Ligurian lunch and expert private tour guide to share great stories about each charming village as well as information on famous Cinque Terre gourmet foods as you visit the best of the ‘Five Lands’ on this easy and convenient private Cinque Terre tour from Florence.


Experience some of the Mediterranean's most stunning seaside villages that comprise the Cinque Terre in this one-day private tour along the Italian Riviera. Your tour guide will point out the best eateries to purchase delicious local treats and classic local cuisine to savour. This fabulous private Cinque Terre tour passes through pretty hillside olive groves and vineyards perched along the picturesque Ligurian coast, with stunning views of the sea as you visit the best of the Cinque Terre village towns by train, boat and on foot.

Highlights of the My Exclusive Best of Cinque Terre Tour include:

  • See the best of the Cinque Terre in one day
  • Private transfer from Florence to Cinque Terre
  • Includes lunch featuring typical Ligurian cuisine
  • Fun and easy way to enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Cinque Terre departing from Florence
  • Trek along the Via dell'Amore*
  • Travel the 'Five Lands' via boat, train and on foot
  • Pass by quaint olive groves and delightful vineyards
  • See spectacular views of the picturesque Ligurian Coastline
  • Visit four of the most charming Cinque Terre villages
  • See the fifth Cinque Terre village from a stunning coastal vantage point
  • Spy a Castle built in the 1400s to protect against pirate attacks!
  • Experience some of the Mediterranean's most stunning seaside villages
  • Savour the sights and sounds of the Italian Riviera
  • Pass through Tuscany's picturesque countryside to see postcard perfect scenery flash by your window!
  • Enjoy the company of our delightful English-speaking private tour guide

* Due to a landslide in September, 2012 the Via dell'Amore will be closed until further notice due to geological testing, legal processes and repair work still to be carried out. Alternative routes between cities will be taken.

The run-down of the My Exclusive Best of Cinque Terre Tour:

See some of the Mediterranean's most stunning seaside villages that comprise the Cinque Terre ('Five Lands') in this fantastic one-day, guided trek along the Italian Riviera. This fabulous day-long walking tour passes through pretty hillside olive groves and vineyards perched along the picturesque Ligurian coast, with stunning views of the sea as your Cinque Terre private tour guide takes you to the best of the Cinque Terre village towns.

Accompanied by your exclusive guide, this Cinque Terre tour departs from Florence by private vehicle, heading towards Italy's west coast, where you will be led to the best of the Cinque Terre towns.

First stop is the quaint Cinque Terre village of Manarola, allowing for an exploration of what is officially considered one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. With a cluttering of citrus-coloured tower-houses, this town looks almost edible!

Next trek along the famous 'path of love' walkway, the Via dell'Amore – the stunning pathway adorned with a series of benches dedicated to Greek and Roman gods.

Visit exquisite Riomaggiore, where you will be able to soak up the atmosphere of this lively yet relaxed seaside village.

Catch the local train to Monterosso, the windows framing spectacular views of the Ligurian seaside, including capturing the breath-taking sight of Corniglia as we head to the next port of call along the Cinque Terre.

In Monterosso, see 'Il Gigante' - the Giant carved into a cliff-face who has spent centuries enjoying spectacular coastal views over the Monterosso sea.  

From here, catch the local 'battello' boat to Vernazza, home to a castle built in the 1400s to protect the Cinque Terre village from pirate attack!

This private Cinque Terre tour also provides the chance to enjoy some of the most wonderful aspects of all the Cinque Terre villages – relaxing time, perhaps passed shopping for some traditional locally-produced items, dining on the delicious local produce, simply strolling through the streets for a touch of people-watching or soaking up of the relaxed atmosphere that makes the Cinque Terre so memorable!

The finer details of the My Exclusive Best of Cinque Terre Tour:

Cinque Terre Tour meeting point: Our Office at Via de' Sassetti, 1 in the heart of Florence, or pre-arranged alternate location (please confirm with us if you would like to request an alternate meeting point).

When: Daily at 9.15am.

Included in tour price: Private return transportation from Florence, boat ride and trail pass between villages, lunch typical of the region, expert private tour guide.

Tour length: 11-12 hours

Please note: This tour involves a 30 minute walk over mixed terrain so comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are advised. When weather conditions and seasonal availability require, the tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary. For any dietary restrictions, please make a note in the Notes section so we can inform the kitchen and do our best to accommodate your requirements. Don't forget your camera!

Fitness requirement: You must be of an average fitness and health level to do this tour. The tour includes walking on mixed terrain, plus the coastal villages visited have sloping paths and stairs. Please contact us for further details.

This tour does may be altered in the case of rain. Please confirm with the Artviva office. 

From One to Two persons 780.00 € From 390.00 € per person
From Three to Four persons 900.00 € From 225.00 € per person
From Five to Six persons 1,125.00 € From 187.50 € per person
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My Exclusive Cinque Terre Private Tour
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 55 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!


On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!


On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!


On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.


On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.


On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!


On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:


enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend


On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.


On 2013/06/25
Jennifer said:

The Orginal Best of Tuscany

Went to Italy for first time for my 40th Birthday... We did the Best of Tuscany tour on our last day.Everything about the trip was amazing! When we first arrived, the ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful! We all met, on time with the minibus waiting for us.Our tour guide, Stephon, was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The location stops were breathtaking and the tour/lunch of the winery exceeded my expectations. I would recommend tours from ArtViva to anyone!


On 2013/06/10
vanessa said:

had a fabulous morning with Stephan leading us across the hill tops behind Florence. A great walk in some beautiful county which ended at a great villa. Definitely recommend it and Stephan is a great guide

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