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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Rome

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 14hrs
  • Start Time: 6AM

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

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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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