The Best of Cinque Terre Small Group Tour from Lucca

Lucca, Italy
The Best of Cinque Terre full day Tour from Lucca
  • 10 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


“Cinque Terre” means “Five Villages” and this area is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique and historical significance. Centuries-old fishing villages characterized by colorful houses that cling to rocky cliffsides along the coastline, the Cinque Terre boasts some of the most dramatic and impressive landscapes in Italy.
  • Hassle-free tour with Transportation directly from Lucca
  • Stroll through the picturesque fishing villages of Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso
  • Enjoy free time to swim, have lunch and go shopping
  • Small group ensures personal service on the Italian Riviera

What's Included

  • Expert tour leader for the day
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus or minivan
  • Free visit of Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso
  • Boat and train tickets
  • Travelers MUST be able to climb and descend stairs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazzale B. Ricasoli, 15, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

    Outside the train station, under the orange TAXI sign

Start time

07:50 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Monterosso al Mare

9 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participants must be able to climb and descend stairs
  • There is no hiking on this tour but there are uneven surfaces
  • People with walking difficulties, walking sticks or wheelchairs are NOT accepted
  • The tour planning can be different, but you will always visit three of the five villages.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • On rare occasions the boat ride will stop operating due to bad weather or strong wind
  • The itinerary may be changed due to acts of force majeure: bad weather, strikes etc.
  • A minimum number of travellers is required to run this tour. If there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, you will be offered an alternative option or full refund.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended to people with walking difficulties
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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37 reviews
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Great opportunity to see Capri
Debra_C, Oct 2023
We enjoyed our tour, the weather was perfect and our captain was friendly and professional. We saw as much as we could of the white and green grottoes and then he surprised us with the blue grotto as the group elected to swim in the sea instead of boarding a smaller boat, paying the entrance fee and waiting an hour or more. Would recommend.
Valerie is the best.
Mike_R, Oct 2023
Valerie is an outstanding guide. She has much knowledge to share about current life in Cinque Terre and about its history. She introduced us to the best local wine and focaccia and gave excellent guidance on navigating each stop. A superb day!
Beautiful towns lovely views
Gujusu, Sep 2023
Was beautiful, but to many tourists. Could not enjoy the town, way to crowded.Tour guide was great, very knowledgeable.
Our guide Valery was...
Patricia_M, Sep 2023
Our guide Valery was informative about our whole day tour, so organised and very professional. So helpful and friendly. Cannot compliment her enough. Patricia and Kristine Australia
The best
Christine_B, Jul 2023
This was a fabulous trip with the very best guide Valerie. She drove us efficiently, told us wonderful stories interspersed with lots of facts and looked after us like a member of the family. 11/ 10! Brilliant!
Cinque Terre is a must!
Moira_M, Jun 2023
Our tour guide Tanya was so informative and she made our day relaxed and easy. I would highly recommend this tour. Cinque Terre is very popular and very busy , however booking a tour ensures you see the highlights.
Lovely trip
Pauline_D, Jun 2023
Helpful guide, lovely scenery. Time to explore on your own. Was very busy at beginning of June not sure I would go at peak season.
Great experience!
Fred_W, May 2023
We loved our tour guide! She was absolutely wonderful....very knowledgeable with a wonderful sense of humor!
Great day out in the Cinque Terre
Joanne_B, Oct 2022
We had a great day and enjoyed being introduced to the beautiful Cinque Terre. Our guide pointed out many interesting facts about the agriculture and lifestyle in the area. She was informative and friendly without being intrusive and we have time to explore by ourselves.
Our tour guide Tanya was...
David_R, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Tanya was excellent and very knowledgeable about the whole tour. Overall an excellent trip and well worthwhile for the full day
Valerie is an Awesome Tour Guide
Joan_C, Oct 2022
The rating would have been a five star because of our wonderful tour guide and driver, Valerie. On the drive there she provided a wealth of history and knowledge, not only of Cinque Terre but of Lucca as well (where we were picked up). She also stopped at a couple of places on the way for us to enjoy the views. The 4 star is because of the actual sites and should maybe be a 3. The first two towns we visited were lovely, and the views from the water were spectacular. We had some free time to look around and we were also shown some awesome village and water view locations by Valerie. Once we were heading to Monterosso la Mare it was a different story. The ferry line was huge with all the folks headed the same direction. We had to wait a few ferries to finally get one. When we got to Monterosso the cruise ship crowds there were crazy. We had free time to get lunch, look around, etc. All the restaurants were full or if not full you needed a reservation. It was over 1-1/2 hours before we found a take out place that had tables in a square. Not very relaxing or enjoyable. To avoid the frustration for the members of this tour I’d suggest that perhaps add a comment on the tour info to get a reservation before you go, or perhaps you could add that option as part of your tour package. Thanks Valerie!
Great places and fantastic guide.
Zsuzsa_B, Oct 2022
Seeing the Cinque Terre villages was a very unique experience. Our guide was fantastic. She was very organised and friendly.
The Beauty of Cinque Terra
Tom_C, Oct 2022
What an amazing way to explore and experience the beauty of Cinque Terre!! Tanya our guide was great… not sure we would have made it without her!!!!
Best day tour in Cinque Terre
liz, Sep 2022
This is a must do tour! Yes we could have taken the train to Cinque Terre on our own but we would never have experienced as much as we did without the help of out guide Valerie. She was great! She knew all of the spots to stop for a photo on the way, and when we got there she handled all of the arrangements for trains between islands. She also knew many people there and was able to have us sample local wine, lemoncini and focaccia. We had time to explore on our own and Valerie let us know the best places to eat. The only negative was the sea was too rough for a boat ride, but no one can predict Mother Nature. Be aware that there is a lot of walking and much of it uphill but the views make it so worth it. I highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to get Valerie you won’t be disappointed!
Beautiful Cinque Terra!
Lucia_B, Aug 2022
Andrea, our guide to Cinque Terra was incredible! Her Friendly, warm and engaging personality kept us going on a very hot! Long day. It was fun traveling the coastline by boat followed by train and van. These are small hill towns each unique and worth the visit. I highly recommend this trip with Andrea!
A truly amazing experience and would highly recommend
Joseph_N, Aug 2022
Our driver made the experience so memorable. She was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and friendly.
Well done!
Nancy_F, Jun 2022
What we saw was of course amazing but how we saw it was equally great- by water and by sea: a must. Traveling from Lucca by bus, the train, then sea and back again was long but so worth it. Kudos to our tour guide Ellie, how she ever directed 2 dz people to all of those connections was simply amazing. Highly recommend this tour and this company!
Family celebration
Graeme_N, Jun 2022
Lovely day out with great looking around picturesque Italian Riviera. Great tour guide who gave us a lot of interesting local information and couldn't do enough to help us at great value for money. Thank you 😊

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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