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  • Cinque Terre: Boat Cruise to Riomaggiore and Monterosso

    1. Cinque Terre: Boat Cruise to Riomaggiore and Monterosso

    Start at La Spezia's harbor and sail through the Gulf of the Poets admiring the magnificent village of Portovenere and the island of Palmaria from the boat. Reach the first village of Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, passing by the mesmerizing coastline with its famous terraced vineyard landscape and colorful houses. The city is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Here, visit the imposing church of San Giovanni Battista with your guide and enjoy some free time to stroll through the narrow streets. After, sail to Monterosso al Mare and admire the other spectacular villages of Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza on your way. In Monterosso al Mare, explore the medieval historic center and marvel at the parish church dedicated to St. John, the Baptist. At the end of the guided tour, enjoy some free time and take the chance to taste the local wine and food (not included), or go for a sw...

    Amazing day out & great value too. All the staff were friendly & welcoming. Guides were all very informative & fun to spend the day with. Lot of steps in Riomaggiore but guide took lots of breaks & checked everyone was doing ok. Highly recommend this tour or similar

  • Cinque Terre: Ferry and Tour of Porto Venere and Vernazza

    2. Cinque Terre: Ferry and Tour of Porto Venere and Vernazza

    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'll 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. Arrive at Vernazza, where you’ll disembark to explore the unique village. Walk around Vernazza, a ...

    It's a nice relaxing tour. Vernazza is beautiful. You have time to see the town, eat, relax and even have a swim. These small towns get reall crowded if I need to put anything negativo.

  • Hong Kong: City Audioguide Tour

    3. Hong Kong: City Audioguide Tour

    Admire the sight of the white marble quarries of the Apuan Alps as you drive through the "azure motorway" along a stretch of Tyrrhenian coast, before entering the Liguria territory. Soon you will reach Riomaggiore, a beautiful village of the Cinque Terre, characterized by medieval coloured tower-houses, steps, alleys and small squares, between two steep terraces.  From here, you will take a train to Manarola, the small village of the Cinque Terre in the gorge of a high promontory among vines, olive trees and fragrant Mediterranean maquis. The next small village in the Cinque Terre lies in the gorge of a high promontory among vines and olive trees. You continue onward and reach Vernazza, one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, a jewel perched on a rocky promontory which stretches out towards the sea with a small port against green hills. Admire the houses from the beach with the colo...

  • From Florence: Day Trip to Cinque Terre

    4. From Florence: Day Trip to Cinque Terre

    Cinque Terre is an unmissable destination for those who come to Italy, a land between the sea and high rocks, and one of the most romantic and striking spots in the world. Be driven to Riomaggiore from Florence, the village, dating back to the early 13th-century, is famous for its historic character and local wine. Admire the houses leaning one against the other and stroll along the narrow cobbled alleyways and sheltered paths. You can guide your way through this picturesque landscape, which has inspired many poets, painters, and writers, and see through the 5 villages that make up Cinque Terre. Afterward, take the train back to La Spezia, where you'll be picked up at the La Spezia Centrale Train Station to be transferred back to Florence after a memorable day in Cinque Terre.

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What people are saying about Porto Venere

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 314 reviews

Very pleasant boat tour. The crew is very nice and the guide speaks perfect French in addition to being super nice! During the stops in Porto Vénère or Vernazza we have the choice to go for a solo walk or to follow the group for the guided tour. These two villages are superb. Without the boat tour I would not have gone to venerated port so I am delighted because it is really a must !!

Great walk along the Cinque Terre coast! The visit of the 2 villages was very good and our guide, Sabrina, spoke impeccable French. Thank you to her for these fascinating explanations on this magnificent region. After having done the Cinque Terre from the inside, it was really good to see them on the sea side!

Amazing day out & great value too. All the staff were friendly & welcoming. Guides were all very informative & fun to spend the day with. Lot of steps in Riomaggiore but guide took lots of breaks & checked everyone was doing ok. Highly recommend this tour or similar

Very nice walk to visit the 5 lands, small downside the walk lasts 8 hours but there are several drop-offs not provided for in the initial program

Very very nice trip, a lot of the original sea city to see.