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Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca

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Lucca, Italy

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

The UNESCO-listed coastline of the Cinque Terre is the star of the Italian Riviera and this full-day tour from Lucca crams all the highlights into one day. Visit the villages of Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, and Vernazza; sample Limoncino liqueur; cool off with a swim in the sea; and tuck into a delicious Ligurian lunch (if option selected) at a local restaurant.
  • Full-day Cinque Terre coast tour from Lucca
  • Visit the coastal villages of Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, and Vernazza
  • Sample local specialty, Limoncino liqueur
  • Enjoy an optional lunch of tasty Ligurian cuisine
  • Travel by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or coach
Travel by GT coach or minivan
Expert multilingual escorts
Visit 3 of the 5 villages: Manarola, Monterosso and Vernazza
Visit of Portovenere
Typical ligurian lunch (only if option selected)
Please note that From November 1st to March 31st the boat service won't be available so the itinerary would be guaranteed by train.
Lunch in a traditional seaside restaurant in Monterosso (unless option selected)
Pickup and drop-off from accommodation to meeting point in Lucca
Gratuities

Departure Point

Piazzale S. Donato, 15, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in central Lucca in time for a morning departure. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned GT coach or minivan, set out on a scenic drive along the Cinque Terre, stopping to admire the UNESCO-listed landscapes along the way.

First, visit Vernazza, where highlights include the medieval castle ruins, Genoa-style caruggi (lane ways), and lively harbor. The next stop is in Manarola, where you’ll have time to admire the colorful houses and perhaps sample some of the village’s famous Sciacchetrà wine (own expense) before continuing to picturesque Riomaggiore, the largest of the coastal towns.

Arrive in the historic fishing village of Monterosso in time for lunch (included if option selected) and head to a seafront restaurant to enjoy some traditional Ligurian cuisine. Cap it off with a tasting of the region’s famous Limoncino liqueur.

After lunch, enjoy time to explore independently, browse the shops for souvenirs, or take a swim in the sea, before setting out to Portovenere before the the return journey to Lucca.

Your tour ends back in central Lucca.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vernazza
free time
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Borgo Storico di Manarola
free time
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Levanto to Monterosso Trail
free time in monterosso al Mare
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Portovenere
free time in Portovenere
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A vegetarian menu is available upon request for the optional lunch
  • In case of bad weather it may not be possible to take the ferry boat, which may mean a change in itinerary and no refund will be issued since it is beyond our control
  • Not wheelchair accessible: Due to uneven surfaces at the sites visited may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • If you wish to swim we suggest you to bring sunscreen, swimwear and towel
  • Please note that from November 1st to March 31st 2018 due to the absence of the boat service the itinerary would be guaranteed by trains and bus
  • Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs. A moderate amount of walking to visit Cinque Terre is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca?
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
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca.

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  • "If you have limited time this is a good way to see the sights of Cinque Terra." See review

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Very disappointing
wogga152
, Sep 2019
Our guide could hardly speak English on our “English speaking” tour, so could not tell us anything about what we were seeing and couldn’t answer or understand any of our questions. He could not describe anything about any of the villages or sites. He was an “escort” not a guide. Much sign language was used. I can say he was a good driver and a lovely person but we felt completely overcharged as this was an expensive tour. You may wish to consider a partial refund for us. We won’t be recommending this tour to anyone.
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Our tour guide was great, a friendly...
fgbrown
, Jan 2018
Our tour guide was great, a friendly young lady who kept the group together and who ensured that we had transportation back to Lucca at the end of the day. However, Cinque Terre itself was a bit of a disappointment, in that the entire area was overcrowded with tourists. We would not want to return to the area because of this, but if you don't mind crowds, the tour was well organized and well led.
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The Cinque Terre was beautiful and...
Anonymous
, Oct 2017
The Cinque Terre was beautiful and this tour definitely gave a good overview of the area, but there is room for improvement. I had paid for pickup and dropoff to my b and b. The van was a bit late picking me up in the morning and when the bus dropped us off for the van driver after the tour, he was not there yet. There were 2 of us and we were dropped off in a McDonald's parking lot and left to try to figure out who the van driver was when he got there. We visited 3 of the 5 towns of the Cinque Terre plus Porto Venere. I think they tried to cram too much into one tour, because the whole thing felt rushed. Our guide, Chiara, did her best, but there was just too little time. We stopped for optional lunch in one of the towns, and by the time the meal was over, there was hardly any time to see the town before we had to line up for the boat to Porto Venere. All and all, I felt the tour gave an overview of the towns, but there was really not much discussion of their history, etc., and there was too little time to see the various towns. I feel it would be better to skip one or two of the spots and have a bit more time at each location. I will probably go back on my own and just take the train so I can see the area at my leisure.
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Maybe we read the information...
Jeffrey S
, Oct 2017
Maybe we read the information incorrectly but we were under the impression this would be a small group tour from Lucca to the Cinque Terre. We did not appreciate we would meet up with a tour bus of people from other towns in Tuscany Florence and Pisa. The group was too large and it was very impersonal. The guide did an excellent job but the expectation for her to please and track all these people is over-reaching. The Cinque Terre is an interesting and special place to visit and we enjoyed the towns visited and had an absolutely wonderful lunch during our free time but I would not recommend this tour to anyone wanting a more personal experience. Many in our group from Lucca eight of us I believe felt the same way.
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Amazing tour, loved our boat trip...
Jill W
, Oct 2017
Amazing tour, loved our boat trip and our guide was fantastic. The only negative was our group was too large. Highly recommend seeing Cinque terre
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Our guide spoke excellent English...
Katherine R
, Sep 2017
Our guide spoke excellent English but seemed to provide more information in Italian. If you have limited time this is a good way to see the sights of Cinque Terra. The information provided for our pick up in Lucca was very confusing in spite of double checking. The driver was 10mins late and we had to make 2 phone calls to confirm we were in the right spot. We did enjoy the day and the villages are lovely and the view from the boat was a bonus.
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It was a very beautiful and well...
Mrs. S.J Canino
, Jun 2017
It was a very beautiful and well organized trip. We took a bus and train to get there. During the summer months you can take a boat! I bet that is stunning. The area is beautiful and the shops had so many trinkets that you will want to take home. They gave history as we drove and as we walked. Its just so pretty once you arrive that you want to just sit and take it all in quietly.
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This was the most disappointing tour...
Shari L
, Nov 2016
This was the most disappointing tour of my entire trip to Italy. First, I was picked up at my hotel late by a man who did not speak to me at all, and spoke to the other people in the car in Italian. He never once attempted to speak to me in English to include me in the conversation - even though he was fluent in English. Then, he drops us off at a rest stop on the side of the highway - again, doesn't speak to me to explain why I am being left there. The other people in the car were nice enough to tell me that a bus would be picking us up. After waiting for 15-20 minutes, a tour bus picked us up. I had booked other tours with Viator and expected a small tour like the others that I'd been on. Obviously with a double-decker bus that wasn't the case. Then we finally arrived in Cinque Terre and only got to spend a short amount of time in each place. I purchased the lunch but by the time we got to the last place I was so frustrated that I wanted to explore on my own so I ditched the lunch. On the way back we were again left at a rest stop, picked up by the same nasty man who again did not speak to me and brought back to my hotel. All in all a very disappointing experience.
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Tour guide Rafael had a difficult...
J Richard W
, Oct 2016
Tour guide Rafael had a difficult task shepherding a bus load through coach/train/ferry/train trips, but he got everybody back safely! The Cinque Terre tour is excellent, and the boat trips were an unexpected bonus.
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We enjoyed the day. We visited three...
Kathryn S
, Oct 2016
We enjoyed the day. We visited three of the five cities and used the opportunity to get some of our souvenir shopping done here. We recommend stopping by some of the local food vendors and trying some of the fried calamari. What kept the tour from getting a 5-star review was the lunch. While the food wasn't bad, there wasn't very much of it, and it a little lack luster. We would've rather gone to a restaurant on our own rather than at the one that was struggling to feed the large group in a short amount of time.

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