Discover The Beauty of Cinque Terre in Liguria with our Day Tour by Minivan

Excursion in small groups from Lucca to Five Lands: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso

Small Groups in boutique tours, Great Personal Experience
 Ferry-boats or train (weather depending) included
Free Cancellation till 48 hours before
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From your Hotel/ Accommodation (if listed) in Lucca
If your hotel is not on the pick-up list you will be directed to the closest available location
SCHEDULED Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (1st April to 30th October)
DEPARTURE TIME 7:50am about (exaclty pick up time will be given you after booked in base the daily-pick up)
DURATION 9 h approx
SUGGESTED WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen
Transport by Minivan or Minibus
Tour Leader for ALL DAY
Tickets to ferry-boats or train*
Adult – 144 euro/person (book in advance 134 euro/pp)
Children (3-11)  99 euro/person
Baby 0-2 – Free
TOUR RUNS Shine or rain (ferry-boats are subject waves conditions)
There is no hiking on our tour but we do not suggest the tour for people with walking difficulties.

* Preferred itinerary by ferry-boats. In case ferry-boats will not work we will move by train



7:50am (about, your pick up time will be give you some day before tour after we have a completed pick up list). You will be picked up at your Hotel/accommodation (if listed) in Lucca. If your hotel is not on the pick-up list you will be directed to the closest available location. About the historic centre (inside the walls), the narrows streets don’t allow to reach all places. Common and central meeting point is Piazza Napoleone at the corner with Piazza del Giglio. After to be picked up you will be ready to start your Exclusive Cinque Terre Personal Experience

Arrive to Cinque Terre

9:30am about, you will arrive in the National Park of Cinque Terre, and after to be dropped off you will move by ferry-boat (minicruise) to reach the villages of Riomaggiore or Manarola, Vernazza. You will be leaded for all day by our Tour Leader which will be able to show you all the best places to see in the villages (in great waves conditions days and time tour leader will lead you in Portovenere skipping one of the Village).

Last Stop in the Village of Monterosso

We will visit the largest village in Cinque Terre: Monterosso. Here you will have free time to taste italian food in local restaurants, to do shopping or to swim in the beautiful sea of Monterosso.

Return to Lucca

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

There is nothing better than discover the picturesque and real italian coastal paradise with they five villages scattered along a beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean, UNESCO World Heritage Site. A complete experience and the only One Day Cinque Terre Tour from Lucca that will allow you to discover the beauty of the villages while breathing the true italian life.

This tour dedicates a full day to discovering these five charming fishing villages and the paths between them which offer a spectacular view of the Ligurian Coast. You will also marvel at the stone walls and terraces that villagers have created over the years for vineyards and olive trees.

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

After met Tour Leader at the meeting point or at your Hotel in the city area you will start Day Trip.

After about 1 hour and 20 minutes drive, you will arrive at the first village in the National Park of Cinque Terre, Manarola or Riomaggiore (weather permitting), where you will pass some relax time for show the village.

During all day our tour guide will assist you, giving information and suggestions, leading you village by village in the ancient life of Ligurian Riviera.

Ferry Boat Experience to Visit Cinque Terre

We will move by boat (if weather permiting), or by train, to reach the others villages:

  • Riomaggiore: the most southern village of the Cinque Terre, it’s characterized by its typical house-towers and for its houses built along the cliff face. Our tour leader will let you walk around the village and discover marvelous streets and houses. The name of Riomaggiore comes from two words: river, in portughise “Rio” and “maggiore”, that means bigger.
  • Manarola: the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre. Explore the narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the beauty of the area. Show the balcony directly on the main street and the narrows typical italian roads
  • Vernazza: the village born in 1000 about and is considered the most beautiful of the five villages with a large open harbor, castle and church, is a typical Ligurian fishermen village. Inside the village is common to find the tower-houses. Walking through the narrow downtown you can visit local shop where you can find the typical products of this land (ligurian pesto sauce, limoncino, honey, extra virgin olive oil and white wine)

You will love the Monterosso Village

Monterosso is just as you imagine the Italian seaside to be, with rows of coloured umbrellas and italians sunning themselves on the only sandy beach of the Cinque Terre. It’s an antique and beautiful seaside town full of character, considered one of the most 10 beautiful beaches in the world by Forbes in 2006

Climbing up the narrow steps you can also reach the Doria‘s castle, from where you will have a breaking view on the sea coast, looking at Monterosso, the last village of Cinque Terre National park. Monterosso is the largest village in Cinque Terre, separeted in two sides by a promentory.

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

By boat we will reach its harbour, in front of the historical centre, full of shops, coffee bar and restaurants. In Monterosso you will have time to relax, enjoy, do some shopping, explore the picturesque streets and squares, and also you can swim in this beautiful sea.



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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

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 !!!!

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.

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.

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.

September 16, 2018

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

September 26, 2018

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

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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