Day trip

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour by Train with Limoncino

Activity provider: Shore Emotion

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour by Train with Limoncino

Activity provider: Shore Emotion
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Discover the villages of Cinque Terre on a day trip starting from La Spezia cruise terminal. Hop onboard a train and make stops to explore Vernazza, Monterosso, and Riomaggiore with a guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Admire the city center of La Spezia during your walk from the port to the train station
  • Spend a relaxing day at "le Cinque Terre" in the company of a professional tour leader
  • Discover Vernazza, the most colorful and important villages from Cinque Terre
  • Taste limoncino, a typical liquor of the region, in a traditional shop
Full description

Once you arrive at the port of La Spezia, meet your tour guide at the cruise terminal. Take a 20-minute walk to arrive at the train station from where you will begin your adventure. On the walk, you will discover the beautiful city center of La Spezia. Trains are undoubtedly the ideal means of transportation to explore the area, in just 15 minutes, passing through the sheer heights of the Ligurian Sea, you will reach Vernazza, one of the most colorful villages in the area.

Here you can enjoy some free time in this picturesque village, characterized by pastel-colored houses with beautiful views of crystal clear waters. The second stop will be Monterosso, the largest of the Cinque Terre villages, which also owns a stunning beach characterized by fine white sand and a clear and transparent sea. Here you will have a surprise reserved for you, a tasting of delicious Limoncino in a traditional shop.

This exquisite liqueur is ideal to toast for the wonderful day that you are spending, immersed in the nature, colors, and flavors of this fascinating and unique land. After having some free time in Monterosso, take the train to Riomaggiore, the last stop before coming back to La Spezia.

This small village, like the other four, offers breathtaking views of the coast, as well as glimpses of the daily lives of the fishermen with their traditional boats that you will see tied to the port. Also, if you are staying at La Spezia, choose the best starting point for you: the cruise port or the train station.

  • Expert multilingual tour leader
  • Limoncino tasting
  • Free time in Vernazza, Riomaggiore and Monterosso
  • A Cinque Terre Card (your daily pass to the trains that you will need to go from one village to another)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Cruise Terminal, Largo Michele Fiorillo - When you arrive at the port of La Spezia, and as soon as you descend from your cruise, you will have to take the shuttle bus that will take you to the terminal, where your guide will be waiting for you. Once you're outside the cruise terminal, look for your tour leader who will be wearing a blue t-shirt from the "Shore Emotion Crew".

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • It is recommended to bring swimwear and comfortable shoes
    • The itinerary order is subject to change
    • This activity includes the Cinque Terre Card (needed to go by train from one village to another)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 152 reviews

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    We liked the experience overall, even if we hadn't understood that it was a "Train" excursion! To avoid the walk from the port to the station 45min: leave from the station. Our guide Sonia was really nice: she guided us perfectly, showing us the key points for each island. It's very "timid": 15 min by train to get to the first Earth, for 1 hour of visit...barely enough time to land...same for the second and a little more than 2 hours for the last. We were leaving in the evening, so in the end it was fine with us: but if you have more time, it may be a bit of a hasty schedule. Even if I repeat it, the guide, and the explanations were perfect: we did not regret. I agree with a comment: the person who receives us to taste the Limoncello is absolutely not a trader. We preferred to do our shopping higher up: moreover, we came across very welcoming merchants!

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    August 13, 2022

    It's good to make the tour to three places instead of all five. We were in high season which made it very busy. Would be nice to include a small boat trip to see the beautiful view from the water. We were able to do the return trip independently on our own. A nice trip

    August 11, 2022

    Very good organization throughout the day. We had free time on each stop, which allowed us to visit each city as we wished. The Limoncilio tasting was rushed and charmless. The lady in the store was cold and didn't speak the whole time. The July/August period is to be avoided because there is a very high tourist influx.

    July 28, 2022

    Product ID: 208416