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The pearls in the gulf of poets: Cinque Terre private tour

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Florence, Italy
The pearls in the gulf of poets: Cinque Terre private tour

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Even with just one day to spare in Florence, you can still experience the colorful seaside villages of Cinque Terre with a private driver to show you the way. Avoid a long train ride and relax on the drive from your Florence hotel to the Ligurian coast, where you’ll have free time to explore three of the five fishing villages that spill right into the sea. You can even opt for a boat tour to hop from one village to another the way locals do, soaking up postcard-worthy gulf and shoreline views along the way.
  • Visit Cinque Terre without booking a hotel on a day trip from Florence
  • Easily access three different villages with the help of a private chauffeur
  • Customize your day with beach time, lunch, shopping, or hiking
  • Optional boat ride between villages offers a new view of the gorgeous coastline
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Pick up & drop off at your hotel
10 hours chauffeur driven hire
Free time in the Cinque Terre National Park
Possibility of adding a scenic boat ride from Monterosso to Riomaggiore at an additional cost
Guided visit of Cinque Terre National Park
Entry tickets to churches or landmarks
Lunch
Train tickets

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We also offer a free pick up service to private homes and private apartments in Florence

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The pick up will be directly at your hotel/apartment in Florence - please send us an e-mail at fit@ciaoflorence.it in order to notify us of your accomodation in town. Should you wish to leave 30 minutes prior or after the published departure time, please get in contact with us via e-mail.
  • Please note that your private driver will be at your disposal for the entire day. However, there is no time to visit all the 5 villages, we strongly suggest the following itinerary: free time in Riomaggiore, Vernazza and Monterosso. Should you wish to customize your itinerary, send an e-mail at fit@ciaoflorence.it
  • We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Ciaoflorence Tours & Travels Srl

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The pearls in the gulf of poets: Cinque Terre private tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during The pearls in the gulf of poets: Cinque Terre private tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The pearls in the gulf of poets: Cinque Terre private tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during The pearls in the gulf of poets: Cinque Terre private tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Private tour cost to worth the expense !
Humberto_F
, Jun 2021
The private boat taxi we paid extra at the dock. We paid almost $900 US Dollars for a very friendly driver to drop us off at 9:45 am and pick us up @ 4:30 and do the scenes in our own.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hellothank you so much for your feedback.We are really sorry to read your words of disappointment regarding one of our most loved and appreciated excursions to Cinque Terre, one of our favourite places on earth.Since your feedback means so much to us, we have thoroughly investigated the matter, speaking directly to your private driver.He confirmed that he took you first to Le Grazie, a hidden gem located just before the Cinque Terre National Park, where you could appreciate the peace of the ancient borough where time seems to have stopped. Then, he took you to Portovenere, another amazing village characterized by pastel-colored houses overlooking the Ligurian sea. He then suggested you to take a boat from Portovenere to Cinque Terre, and you accepted this offer. The boat is indeed the best way to appreciate the 5 villages, and also the fastest one. So with €15 extra per person you could add this incredible experience to your package, saving a lot of time since Cinque Terre are set between sea and mountains and reaching them by van takes a lot of time. Anyway your private driver was at your complete disposal and if you felt not comfortable taking the boat you just could tell him so that you would have continued the private tour by minivan.Also, when you met him again in Monterosso, the last of the 5 villages, he took you to Levanto as well, adding even more value to your experience. In any case, we highly value your feedback and we will treasure it in order to improve even more our services.Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we wish you all the best
star-5
A beautiful day and wonderful driver...
Elizabeth H
, Oct 2017
A beautiful day and wonderful driver encouraged the boat tour - the best way to see everything at once. Time enough to walk into two towns and have lunch and coffee - great driver, perfect way for group of four to see what we wanted to see in a short time.
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The drive was worth the vista, but...
Paul B
, Oct 2017
The drive was worth the vista, but the overcrowded trek by foot, train and boat across the villages felt like a ride at Disney World. We were rushed to see the any villages and recommend staying for 2-3 days to be able to truly explore. We had a fabulous lunch in Monterossa at L'Ancora della Tortuga overlooking the sea and salvaging the day.

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