Cinque Terre and Liguria

Private tour: Cinque Terre from La Spezia

(2 reviews)

Price starting from

€ 340.00
  • Cinque Terre and Liguria
  • Private Tour
  • 6 Hours
    Duration
  • Transport: not included

Private tour to Cinque Terre with private guide from LaSpezia port or hotel. Includes boat transfer and train tickets

Highlights

  • Visit of Cinque Terre villages
  • Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso
  • Departing from cruise terminal or hotel
  • Private friendly guide
  • Ferry-boat ride included
  • Train tickets included

Description:

This private tour of Cinque Terre from La Spezia is a romantic experience that will allow you to explore the spectacular pastel towns (Vernazza, Monterosso, Riomaggiore, Manarola) and fantastic scenery of the Ligurian Coast.

 

With this private Cinque Terre experience you will meet your licensed, friendly private guide at the port of La Spezia if you are coming on a cruise, or at your hotel or at the train station if you are arriving from another city. Together with your guide, 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 reach Manarola by train, 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 embark on a beautiful boat ride to 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. Here you will have time to stop for lunch and taste the flavors of the regions (your guide will be happy to give you suggestions for lunch options). 

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 (please contact us if you wish to arrange a different pick-up or drop-off point). Please note that from the cruise terminal you can either walk to the train station (15-20 minutes) of take a taxi, price not included, 15 Euro for each ride (15 Euro total per car, not per person) .

This is a private tour so you will not be part of a group, the guide will be entirely dedicated to you. The itinerary is flexible and you can decide how you prefer to spend your time. You can generally visit four towns, but the number of towns that you will visit depends on the amount of time that you wish to spend in each village. 

Please note that the ferry-boat service is suspended between November 1st and March 20th.

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:

Private guide, train tickets, ferry-boat tickets (subject to weather conditions)

Not included:

Food, drinks

Languages:

Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

Meeting point:

At LaSpezia port, train station or hotel (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

Conditions:

Due to the nature of the places visited, this tour is unfortunately not suitable for persons with mobility limitations

Reviews

(2 reviews)
26/04/2022

Mary Jane G.

Valley Cottage, NY - US

Hi Andrea! We truly enjoyed our time with our guide. He was very knowledgeable about Cinque Terre and showed us some beautiful places for photos. He recommended a delicious place for lunch, as well. We were very comfortable with him and he was very enjoyable to be with on our 6 hour tour. I would highly recommend him to others. Thank you!

22/05/2019

Alyse K.

USA

Dear Andrea, We have just returned home from our trip, I can not even find the appropriate words to describe the level of service we received on every single tour. Emilio treated us like family from the moment we met at the dock, from busy walks to trains and boats in the Cinque Terre, he helped us feel like natives in this glorious setting. Lunch at Ristorante Belforte was the highlight of our trip and Adam and Victoria celebrated their engagement at every port there after. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making all the effort you did for us Best regards and love,