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Day Trip to Cinque Terre by Train


Discover Cinque Terre: A Coastal Paradise

Embark on a breathtaking journey to the Cinque Terre with Your Own Italy, where the charm of Italy’s famed coast is yours to explore on a meticulously planned day trip by train. Cinque Terre, a string of five centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera, is known for its colorful houses, terraced cliffs, and crystal-clear waters. With Your Own Italy, you’ll discover these UNESCO World Heritage sites through a personalized experience that showcases the beauty, culture, and flavors of one of Italy’s most picturesque destinations.

Discover Cinque Terre: A Coastal Paradise

Riomaggiore: Begin your adventure in Riomaggiore, the southernmost of the Cinque Terre villages, known for its historic character and spectacular seaside views. Wander through its narrow streets and marvel at the colorful houses leaning against each other.

Manarola: Continue to Manarola, renowned for its sweet Sciacchetrà wine and dramatic coastal scenery. Explore the vineyards, take in the breathtaking views from Punta Bonfiglio, and enjoy the serene ambiance of this charming village.

Corniglia: Perched atop a steep cliff, Corniglia offers panoramic vistas of the other four villages and the vast sea. Accessible by a scenic flight of steps, this quaint village is surrounded by vineyards and offers a quieter experience away from the crowd.

Vernazza: Vernazza, arguably the most picturesque of the five villages, features a natural harbor and a beautiful square facing the Ligurian Sea. Visit the Doria Castle for stunning views and explore the charming streets filled with artisan shops and cafés.

Monterosso al Mare: The tour concludes in Monterosso, the largest of the Cinque Terre villages. Known for its beautiful beaches, Monterosso invites you to relax by the sea, stroll along its promenade, and visit the historic Convent of Monterosso al Mare.

Your Own Italy: Experiencing Italy Like Never Before

Your Own Italy elevates your Cinque Terre visit from a simple day trip to an extraordinary adventure, highlighting not just the iconic scenery but the unique culture and culinary heritage of this stunning region. Our commitment to personalization ensures that every aspect of your journey is tailored to your preferences, from selecting the best routes to recommending the finest local dining spots.

Embark on Your Cinque Terre Exploration

Are you ready to witness the unparalleled beauty of the Cinque Terre, where the sea meets vibrant villages and lush vineyards? Contact Your Own Italy to plan your personalized day trip by train, and immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes and rich traditions of one of Italy’s most treasured destinations. With Your Own Italy, your Cinque Terre adventure awaits, promising not just a journey, but an unforgettable experience into the heart of the Italian Riviera.

What's Included

You’re set for an enchanting exploration of the Cinque Terre, a string of five picturesque villages perched along the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Your walking tour with a personal guide promises a deep dive into the charm, culture, and culinary delights of this stunning region.

Villages Exploration: Your tour will cover Monterosso, Vernazza, and Manarola, three of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre. Each town boasts unique characteristics, from Monterosso’s beaches to Vernazza’s natural harbor and Manarola’s colorful buildings.

Cinque Terre Express Train: Utilize the local train service, the Cinque Terre Express, to hop between the villages efficiently, allowing you more time to explore the beauty and charm of each location.

Local Delicacies: Discover shops selling locally made pesto, a culinary staple of the region, among other delicacies. The Ligurian pesto, made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino cheese, and olive oil, is a must-try.

Stunning Views: The pastel squares of each village offer breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea, providing perfect photo opportunities and moments to soak in the serene beauty of the Italian Riviera.

Your guided tour of the Cinque Terre offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historical exploration, and culinary delight, set against the backdrop of one of Italy’s most picturesque coastlines. Enjoy the journey through this magnificent part of the Italian Riviera, cherishing each moment in these enchanting villages.


Practical Tips for Your Cinque Terre Tour

Travel Light: Bring only essentials for a day trip, including water, sunscreen, and a camera.
Wear Comfortable Shoes: The villages and trails of Cinque Terre involve a fair amount of walking, often on uneven surfaces.
Respect Local Regulations: Cinque Terre is a protected area. Stick to marked paths, dispose of trash properly, and respect the delicate natural environment.


Is there a dress code I should know about?
There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. It is also recommended that you not take large bags or backpacks on tours that include churches as you may not be permitted to enter and storage accommodations are not usually available.
What if there is bad weather?
Our tours operate rain or shine!
Is tipping customary in Italy?
Tipping is indeed customary in Italy ! It is considered a kind gesture and proper etiquette to leave “a little something extra” depending on the level of service you receive. For a private guide it is suggested to leave 15 – 25 euros for a typical 3-hour tour.
What happens after I’ve requested a booking through your website?
Your Own Italy will send a confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking. You will then be invited to make your payment using a link that will be provided.
Can wheelchair users go on this walking tour?
Not all walking tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities. However, if anyone in your group requires special accommodation, please let us know when completing the booking and we will work out suitable alternative routes.
Can tours be modified?
Yes, we will do our best to adjust any tour to accommodate special requests.
How far in advance should I book my walking tour?
Tours should be booked 48 hours in advance. While we cannot guarantee availability if booking occurs in less than 48 hours, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
What are Your Own Italy’s payment terms?
Full payment is due when the tour confirmation email is sent, within 24 hours of your booking. You will be provided with a link to our payment page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tours must be canceled by email 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If cancellation is made in less than this time, Your Own Italy cannot guarantee a full refund.
How do I amend a reservation?
Any changes to existing reservations must be requested by email. All efforts will be made to accommodate changes, but they cannot be guaranteed.
What should I do if I have a larger group than the size suggested on the website?
Your Own Italy is delighted to accommodate large groups. Please specify the number in your party when booking, and every effort will be made to organize a tour within the time limits provided.

Meeting Point

Please specify when booking whether you would prefer to meet your private guide at your accommodations or at a designated point near the highlights of the tour.

Duration Of Tour

Walking Tours last approximately 3 hours unless otherwise specified.
Tour times are average – some groups prefer a more leisurely pace with fewer sites, with your private guide, this is your option.