The Ultimate Florence and Cinque Terre Tour

We begin our journey in a captivating city of Italy, Florence, where we visit such famous sites as the Uffizi Gallery and the David. During our stay in Florence we’ll also take tours to the hill towns of Tuscany and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Next we dive into the small cliff town of Monterosso al Mare, and from there we visit each of the 5 towns of the Cinque Terre and their unrivaled beauty.

The Ultimate Florence and Cinque Terre Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Italy

As a welcome to Florence, and to Italy, we will meet at 5pm and embark on a walking orientation of the town. Our walk will end with a group welcome dinner to get to know each other and get ready for an amazing tour. Sleep 6 nights in Florence. Activity Level - Moderate

Day 2 - Uffizi Gallery

After breakfast we have reservations for a tour of the Uffizi Gallery. Don’t worry, you will have plenty of time to explore as much or as little as you’d like. The tour includes a private trip into the Vasari Corridor along the top of Ponte Vecchio. After the tour the remainder of the day is yours. Activity level – Moderate

Day 3 - Hill Towns and Wine Tastings

Today will be a long day. So be ready. We will be picked up at our hotel by two private vans that will be driving us around the hill towns of Tuscany for the entire day. Stopping at a couple of wine tastings as well as farm to table lunch experience. Activity level – Light

Day 4 - The David and Brunelleschi's Dome

First thing in the morning we will be touring the Gallaria Del Accademia, the home of the famous statue by Michelangelo, “The David,” as well as many other amazing pieces. After the Accadamia we head to the Duomo to see the inside and climb the stairs to the top and see the entire town of Florence. An awe-inspiring site. Activity Level – Heavy

Day 5 - More Tuscany and Pisa

Our group activities start in the morning again today. First we head off to the train station departing for Siena or Lucca and then to Pisa. We will spend the afternoon in Pisa climbing the tower, walking the cathedral and watching the color of the tower change with the setting sun. We finish this day with a group dinner in Pisa before heading back to Florence. Activity Level – Heavy

Day 6 - Exploration Day

Enjoy your day off today. You can explore town, go shopping for a leather jacket, ride the bus to Fiesole, or just relax. It's up to you. Activity Level - Up To You

Day 7 - Ciao Florence, Salve Cinque Terre

First on our list today is a trip to Santa Croce and the Leather School. After that we head on to our next destination; Cinque Terre. A beautiful train ride takes us to Monterosso al Mare, beaches and seafood. Sleep 5 nights in Monterosso al Mare. Activity Level - Moderate

Day 8 - Vernazza and Manarola

The cliff side towns of Vernazza and Manarola are on the list today. Spending a couple hours in each town we will go on a town orientation walk and have time to explore, and take pictures before we head back to Monterosso for the evening. Activity Level – Moderate

Day 9 - Exploration Day

Enjoy your day off today. You can explore the shopping streets, go to the beach, head out of town, go for a walk and more. It's up to you! Activity Level - Up To You 

Day 10 - Boat Tour of the Liguirian Sea

After breakfast we will travel up and down the awe inspiring coast of Cinque Terre by boat! Stopping at Portovenere and touring around two nearby islands. We have time in Portovenere to explore the town, church and castle. Once we arrive back to the hotel, the remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. Activity Level – Light

Day 11 - Riomaggiore and Corniglia

We will visit the remaining two towns of the Cinque Terre today. Riomaggiore and Corniglia are our destinations. By train we will visit each of these towns for a few hours, which includes a town orientation tour and free time!. Activity level – Moderate

Day 12 - Arrivederci Italia

After breakfast the tour is over and we say our goodbyes as we head on home or to further explore Italy and Europe. 

What's Included

Group Size

We are committed to keeping our groups to no more than 10 tour participants. This makes it perfect for immersing into the city and enjoying family run hotels and restaurants.

Guides

During your tour you will have a full-time Ultimate Italy Tour Guide. We also work hard to find the best local guides for sights like the Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Attractions

More than 13 activities, attractions and tours are included in the price of your tour. No need for expensive add-on sight-seeing.. We take you (mostly guided) to all the major sights.

Meals

Meals are an important part of your Italian experience. We include as many meals as possible, except when we aren't together as a group. We will give suggestions though.

Transportation

We include all group transportation around Florence and out to Tuscany as well as the train to Cinque Terre. While in Cinque Terre we also include getting to the other towns as a group. 

Airport Transfer

Indcluded in your tour price you will also get an airport transfer to the hotel in Florence. Because it's more complicated after to get back to Florence after the tour, we provide your train to town, and very detailed directions. 

Tip and Gratuities

Since we will be taking many guided tours and eating many meals as a group, we will cover all tips and gratuities. Also, you don't have to worry about paying our guides. No tips necessary.

VIP Website Access

Once you register you will have access to a private website just for your tour. This is also where I will send announcements and updates about the tour, so you don't miss anything.

Private or Custom Tour

This tour can be booked as a private tour or you can customize it to fit your needs. Using the suggested Itinerary above, you can see sample pricing below.

Private Guided Tour:  10 people - $3697* per person 

Private Tour: Email [email protected] for pricing

*Airfare NOT included

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