Private Tour from La Spezia to Cinque Terre | Shore Excursion


Private
8 hrs 30 mins
La Spezia Port
Refundable booking
la spezia to cinque terre

LivTours’ Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia to Cinque Terre is a day trip to one of Italy’s most stunning coastlines! As you exit the cruise ship, terminal your private tour guide will be waiting for you, ready to show you the highlights of this gorgeous coastal UNESCO World Heritage site. You will see the Cinque Terre from many angles, from down low along the water as you enjoy a coastal ferry ride—one of the best ways to see this region—to high up above on the coastal bluffs (if you choose to hike). This Cinque Terre tour is designed to be completely immersive as you discover one of Italy’s most beautiful coastal destinations.

LivTours Shore Excursion to Cinque Terre offers you a perfect itinerary to experience this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site in all its splendor! You will experience the coast just like a local by ferry, walking, and train, which is the beauty of Cinque Terre.  With all the details taken care of and a LivTours expert guide by your side, all you need to think about is enjoying your time in this gorgeous destination!

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  • Discover the best of Cinque Terre with a LivTours’ private expert tour guide
  • Soak up this unusual UNESCO World Heritage Site by foot, ferry and train
  • Imagine a perfectly customized itinerary, no stress and all comfort and style
  • Take amazing photographs of this area from all angles throughout the day
  • Enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of Cinque Terre’s colourful fishing villages
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Your LivTours Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia to the Cinque Terre starts as you exit the La Spezia Cruise Ship Terminal, where your expert local guide will be waiting for you. Together, you will stroll down the waterfront to the ferry terminal and board your first boat of the day. Prepare yourself for an incredibly scenic ride through the Golf of Poets, the bay made famous by Lord Byron, who would swim across it daily, and his fellow literary sojourners, Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelly. As you exit the bay at the straights of Portovenere, the Mediterranean Sea will open up before you, and on your right, the iconic Cinque Terre coastline will begin.

Disembarking where you please, from here you can enjoy a short hike and breathtaking views of the towns of Riomaggiore and Manarola. You will also start to appreciate the Cinque Terre’s unique coastline, hosting steep cliff-sides lined with vineyards and olive trees. There are many local wineries in the area producing famous wines such as Sciacchetrà and the Cinque Terre DOC.  Be sure to try a Cinque Terre wine later in the day when you stop for lunch!

After this incredible introduction, you will make your way down to Vernazza, the oldest town of the Cinque Terre, founded in the year 1080. Although all five towns that make up the Cinque Terre are gorgeous, Vernazza is considered to be one of the most stunning, with its colorful houses and picturesque little harbor.

From Vernazza you can choose to take a ferry to Monterosso, allowing you to get stunning photographs, enjoy the rugged coastline up close, and admire the beautiful green water and man-made grottos coming out of the cliffs. Once in Monterosso, you will have some free time to explore and eat lunch. The cost of lunch is not included in this tour, but your LivTours guide will be happy to recommend some great places to eat. In Monterosso, anchovies are a local specialty, as is the freshly caught seafood, so be sure to indulge in them, perhaps paired with local wine. After relaxing and recharging in Monterosso, you will journey back by train. The Cinque Terre’s trains run seamlessly in and out of tunnels along the coast, giving you the opportunity to enjoy this unique stretch of coastline in yet another way. Get your cameras ready!

Your train ride from Monterosso ends at La Spezia Centrale station. From here, in the company of your private guide, you will walk back through the historic center of La Spezia to the cruise ship terminal.

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  • Expert local guide
  • Ferry directly from the port to the Cinque Terre
  • Train tickets, hiking passes, and ferry fees
  • Stops in the towns you want to see most
  • Scenic views of the Cinque Terre
  • Beautiful hiking trail routes
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  • From November 1st to April 1st there is no ferry service. If you book within this time frame please be aware you will only move by train and hiking. This will also require some additional walking at the start of your tour in order to reach the train station.
  • Please note that all ferries are dependent on sea conditions. If there are bad conditions the ferries will not run. In this case, you will move by train and hiking. This will require a short walk through the historic center of La Spezia to get to the train station at the start of your tour.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
  • Please remember to add information about your cruise ship under “Additional information” in the booking form.
  • Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
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LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.

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When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.

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Absolutely beautiful

"We were very anxious to see the Cinque Terre. Had heard so many things from friends and family who had visited. So when we saw LivTour's option to spend a day to experience the Cinque Terre by car, boat, train and even hiking, it sounded just perfect. And it was!! We had an amazing guide with whom we spend the whole day and the lunch in one of the little villages was just divine! We couldn't have asked for anything more! Thanks LivTours!!"

Madison - Australia


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By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.

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