Discover the Cinque Terre in total relax: private driver pick-up at the port of Genoa, private guide and boat transfers
- Visit Cinque Terre villages
- Tour of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso, Manarola
- Private driver
- Private guide
- Ferry-boat tickets
- Pick-up at the port
- All transportation cost
- Wine tasting (optional)
This private shore excursion from the port of Genoa to Cinque Terre is a romantic excursion that will allow you to explore the spectacular pastel towns and fantastic scenery of the Ligurian Coast.
This private tour from Genoa to the Cinque Terre will begin with a private driver pick-up from the port (or another location that we can agree) with a luxury sedan or minivan. Upon arrival in Riomaggiore, you will meet your licensed private guide who will lead you through this picturesque coast-side town with post-card perfect panoramas at every bend. Your tour will wind you through the narrow pebbled streets, bringing you to the rocky cove where colorful buildings keep watch over the crowd of fishing boats.
At Riomaggiore you and your guide will travel via boat or train to Manarola, since the hiking path Via dell’Amore is currently closed. Manarola is perched atop jagged ocean cliffs and surrounded by lush-green vineyards and is the second of Cinque Terre’s five towns. Savor the fresh coastal air, purchase a typical white linen outfit or taste the local wine Sciacchetrà, as you tour this colorful town with your guide.
From Manarola, you will depart on a boat for Vernazza (If sea conditions permit, closed during autumn-winter time when it will be done by train). Enjoy the view of pastel villages, the landlocked town of Corniglia and the dramatic coastline as you sail towards Cinque Terre’s most famed town. Once reaching the small port at Vernazza, your tour will continue through this enchanted village as you visit the natural harbor with bobbing buoyed boats, the small-pebbled beach and the bayside piazza. Admire the old fortress that once protected the town for centuries from raiding pirates and step inside the domed church Santa Margherita d’Antiochia. The tour will continue with lunch, where you can taste the flavors of the regions.
From Vernazza, you will take the train for a short ride to Monterosso, the last town during your visit. Your tour will continue as you pass Monterosso’s large beach, lined with colorful umbrellas and spiral up through the village.
After your visit to Monterosso, the tour will conclude as your private driver takes you back to the port of Genoa (please contact us if you wish to arrange a different pick-up or drop-off point).
If you wish it is possible to enrich your Cinque Terre experience with a wine tasting of the excellent wines of the region. You will stop at a local wine-bar for three glasses of wine plus small appetizers. You may include it in your tour by choosing from the options menu located in the reservation box in the upper right section of this page (please note that an additional cost will be included).
As this is a private tour, you will not be part of a group. The driver and guide will be entirely dedicated to you. The towns of Cinque Terre cannot be toured by car: together with your private guide you will go from one to the other by train or boat. Our private transportation service will take you from Genoa to the first of the five villages where you will meet your private guide and then pick you up again at the last of the five towns to take you back to Genoa.
Due to the nature of the places visited, this tour is unfortunately not suitable for persons with mobility limitations.
Please note that the boat service is suspended between November 1st and March 15th.
Private driver, all transportation cost (minivan, train, boat), officially licensed private guide, boat ride (subject to weather conditions)
Food, drinks (unless you are choosing the optional wine tasting)
Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
At the port of Genoa (please contact us to arrange a different pick-up or drop-off location)
Comfortable walking shoes and a hat during summer months
Our private Cinque Terre tour can be organized as a roundtrip from: Florence, Milan, Parma and also as a shore excursion from the ports of Genoa, La Spezia, Savona and Livorno. If you are coming on a cruise, the schedule will be adjusted to the arrival and departing time of your ship.