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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 49 Customer Reviews

Great day, great guide, but very long day.
Hugo was a great guide for this tour. He was very accommodating and took us to great places for scenery and photo opportunities. When it was time for lunch, he also gave us several suggestions from the local area. I would highly recommend this tour with Hugo.
Trip was amazing and She was wonderful . We really injoyed. Wish one more town was included
Fabulous tour, thank you!
Pavel made the trip to Cinque Terre more pleasant. He was great.
Valerio was amazing and our family love his personal touch to makes this tour more enjoyable!
Hugo was a wonderful guide...knowledgeable, enthusiastic, just made me feel he was glad to be showing us around. His local treats along the way were a nice touch too!
We had a wonderful time. Antonella was so nice, always there to answer our questions or give us useful information! I highly recommand this tour!
Giorgia was amazing. She took her time to answer any and all questions we had. It was a long day but it was not tiring at all thanks to Giorgia. If you take this tour you should hope you get Giorgia. Thank You Giorgia.
Great trip! Couldn't have been better!
A most enjoyable activity. The guide was extraordinary. I hope to go on another of your tours again. I recommended you to friends on Facebook.
I love it. It was an increíble trip and I would recommend to do it any time. Beautiful views, great food, and funny guide.
Adrian and was amazing and so was the lovely trainee, can't remember his name. They were both very knowledgeable and accomodating!
ReAnn took great care of us and was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had lots of information and stories to share to keep us interested.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to the cinque terra, our guide Rian was most knowledgeable and looked after us very well! It was a long day but certainly very memorable
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

As heavy rain might compromise security, boat rides might be cancelled if weather does not permit. If the boat doesn’t run due to weather conditions, we will travel by private car instead.

In good weather it is possible (and enjoyable) to swim on Positano beach. We recommend bringing a bathing suit and towel if this interests you.

Infants (over 36 months) need to book the child ticket price.

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Hugo was fantastic. He was knowledgeable , funny, and a pleasure to be around. The people that book the transfers were completely incompetent . How hard is it to book a taxi from a apartment to Termini ? I had to email a few times. Finally someone did return my email but had confirmed the transfer on the wrong day. After dealing with 3 people they still got it wrong.
Great day, great guide, but very long day.
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Roberta was the best tour guide we have EVER had the experience of being guided by! So pleasant! So very competent and knowledgable about Cinque Terre (and SO much more)! We were celebrating my husband's birthday and she made the day incredibly special for us! She represented Walks of Italy in the best way--and we would certainly be inclined to choose another tour with your company! THANK YOU!
Cinque Terra is definitely worth the trip. If I am ever back in Italy I will have to stay in that area for several days. Bring your bathing suite if you would like to go for a swim (there are changing areas or better yet wear it under your clothes). The water is a little cool but great on a really hot summer day and definitely worth at least sticking your feet in like I did). We had lunch in Monterossa and loved it. We had about half hour to 45 minutes in the smaller towns and about two hours in Monterossa. Yes, it would have been nice to have longer but that isn't possible because of how the trains operate. The water was really rough that day so the boat was unable to operate for that portion. It is a very long train ride back in the return trip but that is not Walks of Italy's fault its how the trains operate. This tour will last in my memory forever as all the towns we visited were postcard worthy and very unique. Our guide was really great, friendly, and very informative.
Hugo was a great guide for this tour. He was very accommodating and took us to great places for scenery and photo opportunities. When it was time for lunch, he also gave us several suggestions from the local area. I would highly recommend this tour with Hugo.
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At first sight, the price of this tour might scare some people (179,00€). However, my experience says that it was money well spent and that it provided me with one of the most beautiful tours I ever had in Italy. Starting at 6 in the morning, we find ourselves facing an exceptionally nice and well-humored guide named Pavel, who offered us a bag with our breakfast, water and coffee. Between 3-hour rides by train and a boat trip, Pavel showed us the most beautiful sights of Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso, all the while providing between 1h30 and 2h30 to see each place after designating the meeting point. Pavel also made himself available to accompany any member of the group who wished to see the Blue Trail or one of the churches in Monterosso, a company that is always appreciated. Even though lunch isn't included on the tour, the guide's suggestion (the restaurant "Il Piccolo Diavolo") left us with a full and satisfied stomach, and friendly prices for the wallet. On the trip back to Rome, Pav surprised the group on the train with a small snack: Coca-Cola, sparkling wine, Buffalo mozzarella cheese and fennel biscuits. This was his personal touch as a sign of appreciation to the whole
Robbie was absolutely fantastic; she was thoughtful and totally lovely. The only issue I had was actually with the email for this event. No one in the confirmation email (including the info on the tour itself) did it say that we should bring our swim suits, which was a MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT to all of us ladies because we all wanted to go in the water, but weren't prepared because no one informed us to bring them. Please make sure to add that in the information email for future groups.
Trip was amazing and She was wonderful . We really injoyed. Wish one more town was included
Fabulous tour, thank you!
The Cinque Terre One-Day Tour was an amazing experience. Very dynamic and well organized. Hugo; our guide, did a fantastic job, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. I feel like it was a little bit overpriced but I am happy overall with the experience. I am glad this tour exists allowing people to visit the region without hassle.
Pavel made the trip to Cinque Terre more pleasant. He was great.
Valerio was amazing and our family love his personal touch to makes this tour more enjoyable!
Hugo was a wonderful guide...knowledgeable, enthusiastic, just made me feel he was glad to be showing us around. His local treats along the way were a nice touch too!
This was an excellent tour. One possible change would be to have an express train back to Rome. Our train made many stops and after a long day this was quite tiresome. However, the tour itself was excellent and Hugo our guide was extremely knowledgeable and took great care of us including buying us water and other tasty treats.
We had a wonderful time. Antonella was so nice, always there to answer our questions or give us useful information! I highly recommand this tour!
Giorgia was an excellent guide - well-organized, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun! She communicated clearly and had us interacting easily with one another and her as the day progressed. I appreciated that she went out of her way to find me more legroom on the train as well as recommend some places to explore post-tour and off-the-beaten path. It's a long time to be on a day tour, but the experience was so worthwhile. Go for it!
Giorgia was amazing. She took her time to answer any and all questions we had. It was a long day but it was not tiring at all thanks to Giorgia. If you take this tour you should hope you get Giorgia. Thank You Giorgia.
me and my friend were really satisfied with the tour together with your amazing tour guide Pavel. we are well taken cared of. i do not worry about the little changes because Pavel handled it so well. im still looking for some tours while i am still here in Rome. i can highly recommend your tours to my friends in California.
Great trip! Couldn't have been better!
Hugo was amazing!! He even shared cheese and olives from Cinque Terre! The tour was absolutely incredible. The place was spectacular and Hugo made the day go by so smoothly and he was just great. We were able to explore in the town and he kept us together to make sure we made the train and boat ride. We forgot at times we were on a tour. It was like just visiting the towns with friends. He was awesome!
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It could have been a perfect trip. I enjoyed every moment of the trip and the weather was perfect. Unfortunately, one of the highlights of this trip, the boat ride from Manarola to Vernaza, was skipped in spite of the very good weather and boats operating. Too bad.
We really wanted to see Cinqua Terra. Your tour offered that chance. But we realized it was a bit far for a daytrip. Too much time on a train. Also rushed to get all 3 towns in. Just seems that it is too far to go for a daytrip. But we still had a wonderful experience of Cinqua Terra!!
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A most enjoyable activity. The guide was extraordinary. I hope to go on another of your tours again. I recommended you to friends on Facebook.
We were pleasantly surprised by the breakfast bag which awaited us when we arrived at Termini. Riccardo was a fantastic host, very knowledgable, very personable, extremely helpful; his hospitality added to our incredible day at Cinque Terre. The 4 hour train ride back was not enough to dampen our experience, although unexpected. A faster train back (if permitted by train schedule) would have simply allowed extended stay in our picturesque destination. What a fabulous tour! Thank you.
What a cool day! We loved seeing these charming coastal towns and learning more about them from our fantastic guide Hug. He was very personable and seemed genuinely interested in the group members and the experiences they had on the tour. It was very picturesque and well worth seeing. Thanks for a great day, Hugo!
Easy to find tour start. Guide was proficient in English, engaged with the topic, and very knowledgeable. She was really kind, as well, buying us not only breakfast, but a snack here and there as well -- a really classy touch! There could probably be a little more prep prior to getting to each town, but since this is not a historical tour, I don't know how much was needed. A very enjoyable tour! I don't know what could possibly be done about this, but the fact that the tour relies on a long train ride made the trip back to Rome a bit tiresome. Maybe there is something that can be done to make that return trip a bit more interactive or interesting.
Roberta did a great job from the logistic point of view, adjusting to train delays and boat cancellations. The one-day tour to Cinque Terre from Rome is a great idea that certainly appeals to a lot of people. The train ride back to Rome is the only point that could be improved, provided there is a faster train to Rome at that time.
I love it. It was an increíble trip and I would recommend to do it any time. Beautiful views, great food, and funny guide.
Adrian and was amazing and so was the lovely trainee, can't remember his name. They were both very knowledgeable and accomodating!
ReAnn took great care of us and was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had lots of information and stories to share to keep us interested.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to the cinque terra, our guide Rian was most knowledgeable and looked after us very well! It was a long day but certainly very memorable
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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.