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Tour of the Cinque Terre Villages

  • When does it run?
    29 Mar - 07 Nov: Monday, Thursday & Friday
  • Start time
    7:00am
  • Duration
    Approx. 13 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in a coach
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat trip from Porto Venere to Monterosso
  • Train trip from Monterosso to La Spezia
  • Entrance fee to Via dell'Amore path

Key Highlights

  • Sample the renowned local wines at a cozy wine bars
  • Admire the magnificent views of the coastline and explore the region with your guide
  • Ideal for photo enthusiasts, the excursion will open your eyes to majestic views through the trip
  • Enjoy your tour to a picturesque Italian Riviera - the Cinque Terre villages

Overview

A tour of the Cinque Terre villages is a great way to see the beautiful and truly picturesque Italian Riviera. Interestingly, the houses in the village of Corniglia have one side facing the road and the other, the sea.

If you are lucky, you can watch the beach of Vernazza turn into a soccer field, with the local bars and restaurants contributing to the frenzy. At Monterosso, take pictures of the hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, the beaches, rugged cliffs and turquoise waters. This will truly be a photographic excursion in Italy!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    29 Mar - 07 Nov: Monday, Thursday & Friday

  • Duration

    Approx. 13 hours

  • Start time

    7:00am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour departs from Milan Visitor Center: Largo Cairoli / via Cusani, Milan, MM1 Cairoli.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour returns to the starting point

Itinerary

  • The tour accompanied by an English speaking guide, you will be taken on a coach tour of Cinque Terre (meaning five lands). Italy’s famous Cinque Terre are five perilously perched villages along a short stretch of cliffs in Liguria, at the top left of Italy’s boot. The Cinque Terre stretch of coastline is a National Park and a Protected Marine Area, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a real sense of local identity even in the most tourist-crammed little square of Cinque Terre. Arrive at Golfo dei Poeti and visit the characteristic village of Porto Venere. From here, take a boat trip to Monterosso al Mare alongside the famous Cinque Terre. It is one of the five villages of Cinque Terre in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria. Visit the beach of Monterosso that runs along most of the coastline. It is the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre. A medieval tower ‘Aurora’, situated on the hills of Cappuccini separates the ancient part of the village from the more modern part. From Monterosso, take a train ride to the other Cinque Terre villages, which include: • Vernazza: It is one of the five villages in Italy’s Cinque Terre region. Explore this beautiful fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Its harbour is overlooked by a ruined castle and an old church, and has a kids’ beach, outdoor restaurants and a bar on the edge of the castle. • Corniglia: It is situated in the La Spezia province in Liguria and is perched on the top of a promontory, about 100 metres high. This beautiful place is surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces and the fourth side plunges into the sea. To reach Corniglia, you can ascend a flight of brick steps or take a vehicular road that leads to the village. • Riomaggiore: It is a quaint village in the province of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Italy. This 13th century village is renowned for the wine produced in its vineyards. It is the southern most village of the five Cinque Terre villages. You can take a break in its small well-kept beach. From Riomaggiore, take a train ride back to La Spezia. From La Spezia, you will be transferred back in a coach to Milan.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in a coach
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat trip from Porto Venere to Monterosso
  • Train trip from Monterosso to La Spezia
  • Entrance fee to Via dell'Amore path
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details and reach the start point at least 15 minutes before departure time along with printed copy of the isango! booking voucher.

Please provide date of birth of child on the booking.

On Friday, the tour will be with bi-lingual guide English and Spanish speaking.

In case of bad weather, itinerary is subject to variations and the cruise may be cancelled. The tour program will be changed and No refund will be provided is such conditions.

Tour includes visit to only 2 of the five islands.

The tour will operate every day with a bi-lingual guide, with the following schedule:

Mon to Thurs: English

Friday: English & Spanish

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Fernando leiva, United States 07/25/2017
  • Very organized
    Amy Louise Zook, United States 10/11/2016
  • Enjoyed it very much and our host was awesome!
    Linda La Torre, United States 05/11/2015

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