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Cinque Terre Trip

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 14hrs
  • Start Time: 5.50AM

Tour Highlights

  • Our Cinque Terre tours from Rome explore three of the five coastal towns – plus a fourth from the water.

  • With transport by boat included, you’ll get the best view of the stunning coastline.

  • Traveling from Rome to Cinque Terre by high speed train, you’ll have a full 6 hours on the ground.

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: CINQUE TERRE FROM ROME IN ONE DAY!

This exclusive day trip is the first of its type, offering visitors to Rome a chance to explore Cinque Terre without planning a separate trip.

Travelling by high-speed train, start at the town of Manarola for an introductory walk; hop onboard the ferry to Vernazza and see Corniglia from the water; spend two hours enjoying lunch and wandering beautiful Vernazza; then choose to enjoy historic Monterosso independently or trek with your guide to the hilltop monastery.

BREATHE EASY: INCLUDES TRANSPORT & LOCAL GUIDE THROUGHOUT

Our Cinque Terre tours from Rome meet at Termini train station where our local guide will meet your small group of 15 people or fewer. Traveling together for the day, you’ll have loads of time to interact with your guide, ask questions and learn about Cinque Terre; from its long seafaring history to the tragic floods that recently wreaked havoc on these seaside towns.

Relax and enjoy your train ride, with a light breakfast onboard. In under 3.5 hours, you’ll be at your first stop of the day; Manarola. This is the town you always see on Cinque Terre postcards. With your friendly guide leading the way, you’ll see exactly the spot where that photo is taken; from Via dell'Amore (‘The Road of Love’).

GET THE BEST VIEWS FROM A CINQUE TERRE BOAT

After a introductory stroll in Manarola, you’ll board a boat for the short ride to Vernazza. Along the way ,you’ll catch a glimpse of Corniglia, a stunning town perched precariously on the edge of a cliff. To visit this tiny town you would have to climb 365 stairs, but from the water, you’ll get the best views without breaking a sweat.

TIME TO EXPLORE IN VERNAZZA

Vernazza is the most fun of all the Cinque Terre’s towns to wander. As the most authentic fishing town of the five, Vernazza has a wonderful, relaxed vibe. Your guide will give you recommendations for what to do and where to eat here, then leave you with about an hour and a half to relax and explore. Our recommendation is to grab a snack then have a wander, being sure to visit the city walls. These were built to protect Vernazza from pirates – a reality that somehow doesn’t feel so far away in this town frozen in time.

TO HIKE OR NOT TO HIKE? MONTEROSSO YOUR WAY

A short train ride away is the final stop of the day; Monterosso. Again you’ll stop here for almost three hours, where you will be free to enjoy a leisurely lunch, shop and wander the streets of the historic center. Monterosso is the most built-up of the towns we visit, making it the perfect spot for souvenir shopping. After an hour you’ll be faced with a choice: Join your guide for the hike up to the monastery, from where you’ll get beautiful views, or remain behind (maybe with a glass of wine or coffee?).

Regroup after to catch the high-speed train back to Rome. Arriving in the city at 8PM, you'll have plenty of time for dinner, so don’t forget to ask your guide for recommendations!

And there you have it, Rome to the Cinque Terre and back again in just one day.

Sites visited

  • Manarola
  • Strada del Amore
  • Vernazza
  • Corniglia (from the water)
  • Monterosso
  • Monterosso monastery (optional)

Included

  • Round-trip transport by high-speed train from Rome to the Cinque Terre
  • Transfers between towns by boat and train
  • Fluent English-speaking guide throughout (from Rome)
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 13 Customer Reviews

Your Rianne made the biggest difference. She gives personal touch to her clients, giving enough information about the areas we visited, but not to overload. SHE TOOK VERY WELL CARE OF ALL OF US.
Rihanne was an excellent guide and she made it a really enjoyable day. Very well timed tour and very well orchestrated.
It was a very nice and interesting trip to a very special and beautiful part of Italy. Our guide Hugo was great - knowledgeable and he took good care of us all.
Everything was great, our tour guide was awesome. The only thing that would've been nice would be more time in monterosso to hang out at the beach a little longer. Other than that the tour was great, I would recommend it and would do it again myself...
Francesca was awesome. We had the most amazing time visiting Cinque Terre. I would l9ve to come back and stay for a couple days. Absolutely beautiful and worth every penny.
Hugo was very pleasant, knowledgeable and took care of our needs very well. He met us at the train station and had a light breakfast ready for us. The train connections went well and the trip was a success. I would highly recommend
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Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

If the boat doesn't run due to bad weather conditions, we will take the train instead.

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We have never been disappointed with the quality of any of the Walks of Italy tours we have done -- guides and service have been great. I knew this one would be limiting, given the length of travel time, and I have to say we did have less time in Vernazza and Manarola than I had hoped. We have been to Cinque Terre before so knew what we would see, just wish we had more time... it's a long day on the trains and waiting for connections. Our guide was great though, and very attentive to everyone, and as I have always found with all of your guides, very informative and friendly!!
Your Rianne made the biggest difference. She gives personal touch to her clients, giving enough information about the areas we visited, but not to overload. SHE TOOK VERY WELL CARE OF ALL OF US.
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Rihanne was an excellent guide and she made it a really enjoyable day. Very well timed tour and very well orchestrated.
It was a very nice and interesting trip to a very special and beautiful part of Italy. Our guide Hugo was great - knowledgeable and he took good care of us all.
Everything was great, our tour guide was awesome. The only thing that would've been nice would be more time in monterosso to hang out at the beach a little longer. Other than that the tour was great, I would recommend it and would do it again myself...
Francesca was awesome. We had the most amazing time visiting Cinque Terre. I would l9ve to come back and stay for a couple days. Absolutely beautiful and worth every penny.
This was a great tour and worth the long trip from Rome. There was just enough free time at each town to explore and enjoy. My only suggestion is to consider a slightly later start time. That would allow us to use the metro to get to the meeting point instead of a taxi. I'm not sure if the train schedules would allow for that, but if it does, please consider it.
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I found the day to be quite enjoyable! Hugo was great and the day well organised. Will use your company again
Hugo was very pleasant, knowledgeable and took care of our needs very well. He met us at the train station and had a light breakfast ready for us. The train connections went well and the trip was a success. I would highly recommend
Everything went smoothly from e mail contact to meeting times and logistics. All the guides were great on each of the five tours I went on. Would rate all of them 5/5. Rather than write this over 5 different times, I will make this all inclusive of all five tours as I have no complaints for any of them. Each tour met up at the designated area on time, with an employee organizing the people into smaller groups. The guides, forgive me if I misspell a name, Melanie, Hugo, Toni, Giovanna and Giorgia, were all very knowledgeable, helpful and efficient with time management. I would recommend Walks of Italy highly.
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