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From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Speedboat Tour

1. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Speedboat Tour

Explore the beautiful cliffs, beaches, and colorful towns of the Cinque Terre on a sailing tour from La Spezia. You will see all five picturesque villages characterized by pastel-colored houses on a 4-hour speedboat tour. Start your tour from Passeggiata Morin in La Spezia and sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets. Admire the beautiful landscape of the four villages that make up the Borgata Marinara. Continue sailing towards Portovenere, where you will cross the Le Bocche, a strait between the town of Portovenere and the wild Palmaria Island. See the magnificent Romanesque church of San Pietro, set among the rocks and overlooking the sea. Discover the unspoiled coves of Le Rosse, Monesteroli, and Punta Pineda along the coastline. Grab a chance to dip in the pristine waters of the Cinque Terre Natural Park. Marvel at the beauty of Monterosso al Mare, the last and most vibrant of the five villages. Here you can enjoy local specialties such as focaccia with anchovies or delicious gelato. Pass through the famous muscle farms while returning to La Spezia. 

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour

2. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour

Spend a full day navigating the beautiful landscape of Cinque Terre at a close range, with a peaceful boat trip along the coast. Meet your guide and depart from the Mirabello port of La Spezia. During the tour, visit Golfo Della Spezia, Portovenere, Palmaria island, Le Rosse, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Take the opportunity to plunge into the refreshing waters for a swim or a snorkel. Feel free to stop as many times as you like wherever you like.  Arrive in Monterosso at lunchtime and enjoy a 1.5-hour stop to explore the town and find somewhere to eat lunch. After the break, meet your crew back at the boat and set sail back towards La Spezia. 

La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

3. La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

Sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets and admire villages that makeup Borgate Marinare. Cross the Le Bocche strait and stop at coves in the Portovenere Archipelago. Stop at the Blue Grotto, the Stella Maris, and the Portoro Marble Quarrie, and pass by a mussel farm. Start the sailing trip by following the western coast of the Gulf of Poets until you reach Portovenere. Admire the village of Portovenere and the wild Palmaria Island before stopping at a cove in Portovenere Archipelago, where you will have the chance to go for a swim. Hop back on board and head to the Blue Grotto. After seeing the Blue Grotto, visit Stella Maris and the Portoro Marble Quarries. See Byron's Grotto, where legend has it, Lord Byron lived and would swim across the bay. Discover the small town Lerici, where Mary and Percy Shelley lived, and other gems, including Tellaro and the Fiascherino's Bay. Stop in the bay and go for a swim behind Lerici's Medieval Castle. On the way back, pass by the local mussel farms.

La Spezia: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sailing Tour

4. La Spezia: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sailing Tour

Admire the dynamic cliffs, beaches, and towns of the Cinque Terre on this sailing tour from La Spezia. Cruise past the picturesque villages of Portovenere and Lerici and the islands Palmaria and Tino. Relax as you sip on water and wine as you sail. Meet your skipper at the dock in La Spezia. Hop aboard and feel the wind in your hair as you sail away in a modern sailboat. Cross the Gulf of Poets and see the vibrantly colored houses that hug the hills and shores of the villages of Portovenere and Lerici. Admire the rocky landscapes of the small islands of Palmaria and Tino. Make your way along the villages of the Cinque Terre with a stop in front of Vernazza where you can see the Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church from the water. Take a refreshing dip in the sea in the waters of a pristine marine protected area. If you want to learn how to captain a sailboat, your skipper can give you a sailing lesson. Return to dock in La Spezia at the end of your tour.

La Spezia: Cinque Terre Rainbow Village Coastal Road Tour

5. La Spezia: Cinque Terre Rainbow Village Coastal Road Tour

Through the magnificent coastal road you will reach every single village of the Cinque Terre. The first stop will be in the village of Riomaggiore, one of the sets of the Disney cartoon "Luca"; then we will continue towards Manarola. During your free time, we recommend the "Nessun Dorma" bar to enjoy a unique view of the town. Later we will visit Corniglia, the only village slightly raised on the hill. The second-last stop will be in Vernazza, a land characterized by the unmistakable tower dating back to the times of the war. Finally, you will arrive in Monterosso where you can relax with a swim in the clear sea in front of the village. On the way back, you will stop in a hidden viewpoint, unknown to the main tourist itineraries.

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre from the Sea & Snorkeling Tour

6. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre from the Sea & Snorkeling Tour

The 7-hour tour departs at 10am from porto mirabello la spezia and heads to portovenere with disembarkation for a visit to the village. Continue to cala rossa, bay of monesteroli, a unesco world heritage site, with a swim and stop, then you reach the 5 terre park, with a choice of visits to riomaggiore, manarola, corniglia, vernazza, monterosso. On the way back, swim and stop at cala scura, punta pineda and arrive in Porto Mirabello at 17pm

La Spezia: Porto Venere & 3 Islands Private Boat Tour

7. La Spezia: Porto Venere & 3 Islands Private Boat Tour

Sail around the Unesco World Heritage site of Porto Venere on this private yacht tour from La Spezia. Go on a full-day or a half-day tour. Board your luxury yacht at the port in La Spezia and set sail. Sit back and relax with a glass of Prosecco and local Italian products. Visit Porto Venere, a settlement that was established by the Ligures in the sixth century BC. Explore the village and immerse yourself in its history. On the full-day tour, you will also visit the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. Check out the villages of Lerici and Tellaro, where you'll have the opportunity to do some cave snorkeling. On the half-day trip, you won't be getting off the boat to visit Porto Venere and Lerici on foot and lunch is not included.

From La Spezia: Private Portofino Cruise w/ Lunch and Drinks

8. From La Spezia: Private Portofino Cruise w/ Lunch and Drinks

Embark on a relaxing adventure along the Ligurian coast and admire its charming towns from the water. Take a private cruise departing from La Spezia, then head over to Portofino, Porto Venere, and San Fruttoso. Take a dip in the ocean, go snorkeling, and enjoy lunch and drinks on board. Board your luxurious boat in La Spezia and set sail toward Portofino, a staple of Italy's elegant lifestyle. Take in its Mediterranean vibes before navigating toward Porto Venere and San Fruttoso. Visit the Grotta di Lord Byron and seize the opportunity to go swimming and snorkeling. Sit back and sip on a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink as you travel along the coastline. Taste a delicious lunch of local products on board at one of your stops.

La Spezia: Full-Day Guided Trekking Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. La Spezia: Full-Day Guided Trekking Tour with Hotel Pickup

The first stop on this excursion is at a hidden gem in the Gulf of Poets: the village of Campiglia. Here you will take the path that will lead to the beautiful beach of Punta Persico, which enjoys the cleanest water of the entire Ligurian Riviera. The effort that will be felt during the descent and subsequent ascent will be well rewarded by the wonder that this path and this sea will give you. Before returning, we recommend a refreshment at the "Il Piccolo Blu" bar / restaurant, where you can also relax yourself in some beautiful hammocks.

From La Spezia: 5 Terre Private Boat Tour (Lunch and Drinks)

10. From La Spezia: 5 Terre Private Boat Tour (Lunch and Drinks)

Travel through the fascinating hilly landscape of Cinque Terre on a guided boat trip. Take in the lights and colors of each charming village and, if you are lucky, spot some dolphins breaching the sea surface. Sit back and sip on some Prosecco as you taste delicious local food. Board your boat at Porto Mirabello and set sail along the vibrant coastline. Come across five centuries-old villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, all part of the Cinque Terre National Park. Admire the picturesque homes from the water. Make the most of your time in Italy with a journey through this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy locally-made foccacia and charcuterie if you're feeling hungry. Take in the views with a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink before heading back to Porto Mirabello.

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What people are saying about La Spezia

Great trip, we were lucky with the weather too. Very good music while driving Very friendly staff Overall a very nice day Price/performance OK

the best decision to get to know the cinque terre coasts. In the end they gave us an hour to get to know one of the towns. it's worth it

Great boat tour of Cinque Terre with an unexpected stop for an hour in Monterosso.

Very nice and well organized tour. Rating recommended

Most enjoyable activity being on the water fabulous