Pisa & Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence

Explore the charming towns of Monterosso and Manarola, embark on a coastal hike, and tour Pisa

Travel Flexibly · 13.00h · Florence, Italy

Ready to lose track of time while discovering hidden alleys, cozy nooks, and jaw-dropping views of Cinque Terre and Pisa without wasting precious hours sorting transportation? That's why we've put together this day trip to Monterosso, Manarola, and Pisa from Florence, so you can take in the splendors of the Italian Riviera and beyond in one fantastic day. Our guides will share insightful information and lead you to viewpoints known only to locals, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience.

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  • Spend the day in Cinque Terre
  • Enjoy the beaches of Monterosso
  • Expert guide with inside knowledge
  • Hike through Monterosso
  • Clifftops of Manarola
  • Head to Pisa
  • Piazza dei Miracoli
  • Head back to Florence

Upon meeting your friendly guide and fellow group members at Piazza dell’Unità Italiana in Florence, you’ll board an air-conditioned coach and journey along Italy’s picturesque coastline to Cinque Terre. Your first destination is Monterosso, and here, you’ll have the tricky decision of conquering a hike through fairytale-like vineyards and sunbathing with a drink in hand at Fegina Beach.

Then, continue your journey to Manarola, where you can stroll through narrow alleys, admire impossible cliffside buildings, and tuck into a restaurant to sample the Liguria region’s famous flavors. After regrouping, you’ll next visit Pisa for a quick but immersive tour of its iconic highlights, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa, before transferring back to Florence.

Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence Description

Your 12-hour tour includes:

  • Explore Monterosso and Manarola

  • Cinque Terre National Park admission ticket

  • Tour Pisa

  • Guided light hike

  • Local train tickets

  • Return transport in an air-conditioned coach

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide

  • Pick up and drop off in Florence

Meet at Piazza dell’Unità Italiana

Your journey begins at the Piazza dell’Unità Italiana in Florence, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow group members for the day. This historic square is well-connected to the rest of the city and is the perfect spot to take in a bit of Italian architectural charm before hopping on board an air-conditioned coach. Sit back and relax as you journey out of the city and along the breathtaking Italian coast.

Discover Monterosso

Your first destination is Monterosso, the largest of the Cinque Terre villages, and upon arrival, you’ll immediately be awestruck by its beautiful beaches, lush vineyards, and vibrant historical architecture. For those looking to explore the winding coastline on foot, you can join your guide for a light 45-minute hike. Meander through charming vineyards and alongside ancient olive groves while learning about the region's landscapes and storied past.

Those passing on the hike may decide to savor the delightful flavors of Ligurian cuisine during a long lunch featuring fresh seafood and aromatic herbs. Other options include relaxing at Fegina Beach, wandering enchanting streets filled with boutique stores, and enjoying decadent ice cream along the promenade. Plus, with plenty of time in Monterosso, you could even do a mix of all the above if you please!

Spend Time in Manarola

After meeting back up with the group and embarking on a short but scenic 14-minute train ride, you’ll have arrived at your next destination–Manarola. The oldest town of Cinque Terre, you’ll no doubt be amazed by the beautiful contrast of sheer rock cliffs, colorful boats, and friendly locals. If you haven’t enjoyed lunch yet, don’t miss the chance to try the region's highly prized pesto at one of the many scenic restaurants. Afterward, immerse yourself in the town's enchanting labyrinth of narrow lanes, many leading to a spectacular panorama.

Tour Pisa

Next, your journey continues to the enchanting city of Pisa. The highlight, of course, is the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, and thanks to your guide’s expert knowledge, you’ll learn how this extraordinary bell tower became a worldwide symbol due to its unintended tilt, a result of the unstable foundation it was built upon. Yet, Pisa offers more than just its leaning tower, and during your tour today, you’ll also have time to admire other highlights, such as the majestic Cathedral and the ornate Baptistry, set in the picturesque Field of Miracles.

To round off your Pisa experience, don't miss the opportunity to savor some authentic Ligurian flavors, including the region's renowned pesto. Then, with your day coming to an end, settle in for a relaxing journey back to Florence while reliving your favorite moments from the day. Thanks for joining!

What you get with this tour
Explore Cinque Terre National Park
Visit La Spezia
Wander Vernazza
Hike in Monterosso
Relax on Fegina Beach
Meander the waterfront of Manarola
Expert, English-speaking guide
Enjoy an air-conditioned coach
Lunch
Gratuities
Tickets to the Tower of Pisa
Pick-up
Food and drinks
Guide gratuity
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for most of the tour. A good camera and a water bottle are also recommended.

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for most of the tour. A good camera and a water bottle are also recommended.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Florence.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This tour includes walking on uneven and busy streets, and unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and we cannot proceed with the tour, we'll let you know as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code to join this Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence tour?

While there is not a specific dress code, you will be expected to be wearing shoes and a shirt to enter establishments. We also recommend wearing clothing you'll be comfortable walking in.

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

No, but you’ll have plenty of time to find delicious food in Vernazza, Monterosso, and Manarola, and our guides are always happy to point you in the right direction.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

No, but our guides are happy to recommend a good spot to grab a drink.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Yes, everyone is welcome on our Cinque Terre Day Trip From Florence. Infants (0 to 1 year old) are free, and we offer a slightly reduced price for children 14 and under. Please choose accordingly when booking, and we also strongly recommend those traveling with infants bring their own infant or child seat.

Why do I have to pay for my child who's under 6 years old?

While infants 1 and under are free, we do charge a slightl discounted rate for children aged 2 to 14. This is because there is a limited number of seats available on our buses, and everyone must have their own seat for safety reasons.

Does this tour include hotel pick up or drop off?

No, hotel pickup and drop off is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide at Piazza dell’Unità Italiana in Florence.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends at Piazza dell’Unità Italiana in Florence. Our guides are happy to point you in the direction of public transport or arrange a taxi if required.

Will we climb the Tower of Pisa?

Tickets to climb the Tower of Pisa are not included in the tour price. If you would like to climb the tower, you will need to purchase tickets on your own.

Does this tour include a guide?

Yes, this is a fully guided tour of Monterosso, Manarola, and Pisa. There will also be time for you to explore on your own.

How does transportation work for this tour?

You will be provided round-trip transportation from Florence. While in Cinque Terre, you will also take a local train between Monterosso and Manarola.

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