Cinque Terre and Liguria

Cinque Terre Shore Excursion from La Spezia

(3 reviews)

Price starting from

€ 125.00
  • Cinque Terre and Liguria
  • Private Tour
  • 6 Hours
    Duration
  • Transport: not included

Private tour to Cinque Terre with private guide from the port of LaSpezia

Highlights

  • Visit of Cinque Terre villages
  • Friendly private guide
  • Boat rides between villages
  • Train and boat cost included

Description:

This shore excursion from the port of La Spezia to Cinque Terre is a romantic excursion that will allow you to explore the spectacular pastel towns and fantastic scenery of the Ligurian Coast.

With this private tour to the Cinque Terre you will meet your licensed private guide at the port and together you will go from the port to the train station (walking or by taxi) and with a short train ride of about 10 minutes you will reach Riomaggiore, the first town. Your guide will lead you through this picturesque coast-side village 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.

From Riomaggiore you and your guide will travel via boat (or train in case of bad weather and during autumn-winter time) 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, the alternative will be arrival via 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 you will take the train back to La Spezia train station and from there to the port (walking or by taxi) on time to board your ship (please contact us if you wish to arrange a different pick-up or drop-off point). 

As this is a private tour, you will not be part of a group, the 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. Due to the nature of the places visited, this tour is unfortunately not suitable for persons with mobility limitations.

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Included:

Officially licensed private guide, boat (subject to weather conditions) and train rides between villages

Not included:

Food, drinks, taxi from the port to the train station and back (15 Euro each taxi ride)

Languages:

Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

Meeting point:

At the port of LaSpezia (please contact us to arrange a different pick-up or drop-off location)

Duration:

6 Hours

Dress code:

Comfortable walking shoes and a hat during summer months

Alternative tours:

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, Savona and Livorno. If you are coming on a cruise, the schedule will be adjusted to the arrival and departing time of your ship.
 

Reviews

(3 reviews)
29/06/2016

Tony M.

New York - NY

My wife and daughter enjoyed the Cinque Terre tour. The guide helped them navigate each of the towns and it allowed them to see so much more than they could on their own. My wife got a lot of good photos on that trip and was glad to not have the stress of finding her way around.

18/06/2016

Eliah B.

VAN WERT, OH

Andrea, it was excellent. Loredana was great. Eliah