Discover The Beauty of Cinque Terre in Liguria with our Day Tour from Lucca

Our Cinque Terre Small Group Tour from Lucca will bring you by minivan/minibus to this famous coastal aerea in Liguria belonging to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. In this Nation Park you will travel from village to village by ferryboat (depending on weather) and you will be able to admire the several colorful villages on the Ligurian cliffs.

One Day Tour in small groups from Lucca to Cinque Terre National Park: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso

Small Groups in boutique tours, Exclusive Experience
Ferryboat or train tickets (weather depending) included
Free Cancellation until 48 hours before
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFrom your Hotel/ Accommodation (if possible, more details below) in Lucca
If your hotel is not on the pick-up list you will be directed to the closest available location.
SCHEDULEDMondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (1st April to 30th October)
DEPARTURE TIME7:50am approx. (exact pick up time will be given to you after booking according to the daily-pick up schedule)
DURATION9 hours approx
SUGGESTED CLOTHINGComfortable clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen
INCLUDED
Transportation by Minivan or Minibus
Tour Leader ALL DAY
Ferryboat or train* tickets
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Tips
RATES
Adult – 134 euro/person
Children (3-11)  99 euro/person
Baby 0-2 – Free
TOUR RUNSShine or rain (ferry-boats are subject waves conditions)
There is no hiking on our tour but we do not recommend this tour to people with walking difficulties.

* Preferred itinerary within the National Park by ferryboat. In case ferryboats do not work, we will move from one village to another by train.

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Departure

7:50 am approx. (you will get the exact pick up time few days before departure, once our pick up list for the day is completed). If possible, we will meet directly at your accommodation in Lucca. If your hotel is not on our pick-up list, you will be directed to the closest available location. Within the historic walls, there are many narrow streets. Therefore it is not always possible to reach every location.
Our meeting point in Lucca is usually in Piazza Napoleone (at the corner adjacent to Piazza del Giglio). After the pick-up, we will be ready to start our  Exclusive Cinque Terre Small Group Tour from Lucca.
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Arrival to Cinque Terre

9:30 am approx. Once we arrive in the National Park of Cinque Terre, we will get off our minivan/minibus and move from village to village using the ferryboat. That means we will have the chance to experience a kind of minicruise in order to reach the villages of Riomaggiore or Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso. Our Tour Leader will be with you during the whole day and will give you information and advice about what to see and what to do in the different locations.
In case the use of ferryboat is not possible because of adverse weather conditions, the Tour Leader can modify the program and the order of the visits and lead you from village to village by train.

How to visit Cinque Terre

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Last Stop in the Village of Monterosso

Our last stop will be in the largest of the Cinque Terre villages: Monterosso. Here you will have some free time to taste Italian food in the several local restaurants, to do some shopping or to swim in the blue water of Monterosso.
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Return to Lucca

5:30 pm We will drop off your group to the same location of departure.

 

Departure From Lucca, directly to Cinque Terre in the Ligurian Coast

After meeting with our Tour Leader in the city area, we will start our Cinque Terre Small Group Tour from Lucca.
The trip from Lucca to the first village belonging to the Park (that, depending on the weather, will be either Manarola or Riomaggiore) will take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. Once arrived you will start the visit of some of the villages in the National Park together with our Tour Leader, who will be at your disposal during the day. He/she will tell you nice anecdotes about what you see and advise you about what to do during your free time.

The National Park of Cinque Terre is a protected area stretching for about 15 km along the Eastern Coast of Liguria. In 1997, this area Unesco selected it as a World Heritage Site as well as a national park and a marine protected area. During the our Day Tour you will have the chance to discover the charming fishing villages all wedged between the cliffs and the sea. They are characterized buy their typical pastel coloured facades and surrounded by terraced vineyards and olive trees.

You will spend a lovely day discovering the real gems along the Ligurian Riviera.

Ferry Boat* Experience to Visit Cinque Terre

 

We will travel by boat (preferable itinerary weather permitting), or by train, to move from one village to another.

Riomaggiore and Manarola, the southern most villages of the Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore: this is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre, situated only few minutes by train from the main port of La Spezia. The town overlooks the sea and its typical stone tower houses developed in height with colourful facades rise on the cliffs. From this village to the adjacent one, Manarola, runs a famous pedestrian street called Via dell’Amore (The Lovers’ Lane), a romantic path engraved and carved into the rock connecting the two villages. (The trail is temporarily closed due to 2011 floods and is therefore under maintenance).

Manarola: this is the second village you find if travelling from the southeast. This is also the oldest village in the Cinque Terre National Park. You can explore its narrow alleys and pretty squares with colourful tall houses leading down to the small harbour. On the hilly side of the village you can find the Church of San Lorenzo. From the square nearby you can have a nice view over the several terraced vineyards built by humans in the surrounding areas.

The charming village of Verazza

Many people consider it to be the most fascinating village within the National Park. The village dates back to the year  1000 a.C. and still preserves a small natural harbour. This village is surely worth a visit for the beauty of its historical centre. Indeed you will see elegant arcades, loggias and portals. Moreover you will be able to admire the scenic surrounding area with innumerable olive trees and vineyards terraces.
On the top of the promontory rises the Castle Doria, surmounted by a sighting tower. Climbing up the narrow steps you can get to the castle and from there can enjoy a breath-taking view on the coast until Monterosso, the last village of Cinque Terre National Park.

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore Cinque Terre

You will love Monterosso

Monterosso is the biggest of the villages and a small promontory divides it into two smaller bays with the modern town on one side and the old one on the other. On the promontory, you can see the Aurora Tower. This is the only one of the thirteen original towers defending the town, today used as a private house. In Monterosso you also find the biggest beach of the entire coast, with rows of coloured umbrellas and locals sunbathing in summer. This is an antique and beautiful seaside town and its beach is considered one of the most 10 beautiful beaches in the world by Forbes in 2006.

Free Time for Beach Activities (in summer time), Lunch or Shopping in Cinque Terre

 

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Terms And Conditions

  • Deposit 50% is required at reservation time, by credit card or paypal (in both case 4% more) in order to guarantee your reservation.
  • Due payment may be made in cash in EURO the day of the tour.
  • There will be a full charge to your deposit for bookings canceled less than 48 hours prior or for no-shows.
  • No charge for cancellations made with at least 48 hours prior notice.

If you are interested in proceeding we will send you the complete terms of service upon request. They can also be viewed on the website by clicking the TERMS AND CONDITIONS link at the bottom of any page.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 7 reviews
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July 26, 2017

We used Bellaitaliatours on a last minute basis (we went to Tuscany – Lucca with no plans – then found the brochure). They were wonderful. The booking was confirmed immediately and I received a pick-up location. Next morning we were picked up by a minivan which accommodated 8 and was very comfortable and clean. Amelia was our guide. Her comic sense along with her concern for our safety and knowledge made our tour memorable. Amelia made sure we stayed connected at all times by arranging our transportation from village to village. Cinque Terra is a beautiful place and coordinating between the 5 villages is no easy feat if you have never been. This was the second time we used Bellaitaliatours and were blessed both times. Way to go Amelia – loved every minute. Ciao Ciao !!!!

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February 12, 2018

The best tour we have made during our holidays in Italy. After the visit to Florence and Pisa, and a day in Tuscany countryside, our hotel concierge suggested us to visit Cinque Terre. It was the best day of our italian summer. With BellaItaliaTour we discovered those wonderful villages on the ligurian coast. Our tour guide was excellent, really friendly and expert. The lunch was great and we also had a bath in the ligurian sea.

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February 15, 2018

We chose bellaitaliatour for our excursion in Cinque Terre from Livorno because we hate crowded tours. We were really satisfied with this choose: the tour was great, the guide was polite, friendly and really expert. No waste of time. No confusion. No crowds. Only a great day in Cinque Terre, with timely return to the cruise ship.

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September 3, 2018

We went on the Cinque Terre tour from Lucca and it was wonderful. The best tour we have been on so far in Italy and I would thoroughly recommend it. Very well organised.Our tour guide and driver were great. Marta our guide, was friendly, professional & so knowledgeable giving great insight into the history of these beautiful villages. It’s a full day and great value.

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September 16, 2018

We had a wonderful small group tour with Veronica. Veronica is warm friendly and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.

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September 26, 2018

Good selection of ancient villages and historical landmarks, interesting markets, beautiful coastal landscapes, and good food.

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October 3, 2018

Four of us recently booked a day trip to Cinque Terre. The driver and guide picked us at our hotel and were actually a few minutes early which was fine with us. The driver did a good job and our tour guide was great and very friendly. The van was very clean and comfortable. It was fun day for us and I would highly recommend using this company for any tours which they offer.

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