Day trip

La Spezia: Cruise to Porto Venere, Monterosso and Vernazza

Activity provider: C-way srl
Day trip

La Spezia: Cruise to Porto Venere, Monterosso and Vernazza

Activity provider: C-way srl
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From US$ 68.97 per person

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Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride to Porto Venere, Monterosso and Vernazza. You'll follow your tour guide through the villages and experience the beauty of the region.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English


  • Relax on a round-trip ferry ride from La Spezia
  • Visit Porto Venere, Monterosso, and Vernazza
  • Enjoy scenic views of the Cinque Terre
Full description

Board the ferry at La Spezia and start your boat trip to Porto Venere. Cruise for approximately 30-minutes before reaching Porto Venere. Disembark the ferry for a walk through the town. Porto Venere is a fortified seaside village filled with colorful houses and medieval buildings. During your tour, you will pass the Church of San Pietro, one of the most religious buildings in all of Italy, before walking through narrow streets. Pass the Church of San Lorenzo and enjoy panoramic views at Doria's fortress. Before returning to the ferry, you’ll have some free time to explore Porto Venere on your own. Board the ferry and continue on your tour along the Cinque Terre coastline. Relax onboard for approximately 50 minutes as you pass by the seaside villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Corniglia. Next stop is Monterosso. Here you will reach the medieval center in a few steps, where you can admire the parish church dedicated to San John the Baptist. Then, admire the landscapes from Torre Aurora and the large beach by Fegina. Arrive at Vernazza, where you will disembark to explore the unique village. Walk around Vernazza, a small village with an imposing fortification system. Here you will see the Church Santa Margherita d'Antiochia and walk down the main street filled with colorful houses. Walk to a viewing point in the village and see views of Doria's fortress.

  • Ferry ride
  • Tour guide
  • Tour of Vernazza, Monterosso, and Porto Venere
  • Maps
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

"Lord Byron" ferry-boat is docked at Molo Italia, 200-meters from the coast guard, after I Gabbiani restaurant

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 167 reviews

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During the trip the re-boarding times were hardly observed. The worst was in Vernazza where we had to wait for reboarding the boat for a half of an hour in a rainy, windy and colder wheather. Also the announced time for spending in Vernazza was cut short with about 40 minutes (most of which we were required to wait for reboarding the boat). Otherwise, the trip was nice and mostly confortable. The guide was informative and nice.

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March 26, 2023

Goede boot met fijne zitplaatsen, zowel binnen als buiten en vriendelijke bemanning! Eerste stop portevenere, nog net geen cinque terre, maar leuk dorpje en genoeg te zien met uitzicht op Palmyra en hele kust van cinque terre. Vervolgens langs alle dorpen gevaren met toelichting van de gids en afgestapt bij noordelijkste dorp monterosso, daarna nog 1 stop bij vernazza. Bij de stops voldoende tijd om de highlights te voet te verkennen en even je eigen plan te trekken. In het naseizoen een echte aanrader! Boot is niet bomvol mensen en ook de dorpjes zijn niet te druk. En vanaf zee zijn de dorpjes ook op z’n mooist. Kortom een mooie actieve dag en een absolute aanrader!

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March 26, 2023

Excellente expérience, l’activités proposée est conforme à la description lors de la vente, le personnel est d’une grande gentillesse, le guide extrêmement compétent parle très bien le français très à l’écoute répond à toutes les questions, franchement cette activité est recommandée pour les personnes qui veulent éviter de marcher et de prendre le train pour visiter les Cinque terre.

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March 26, 2023

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