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Cinque Terre Day Trip
9.7 / 10
7 reviews
I travelled with my sister. Beautiful day trip.
10 Mabel
  • English English
  • 13.5 hours

Perched between mountains and the Ligurian Mediterranean coast, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the five UNESCO World Heritage Sites which make up the Cinque Terre. 

Cinque Terre Day Trip

At 7:15 am the tour meets at the Porta Garibaldi Train Station, leaving the capital of Lombardy on the road to the Mediterranean coast of Liguria.

As you travel to the rugged Ligurian coast, you'll learn about the hard work that went into the settling of these lands, perched on the tops of salt sprayed cliffs. As we arrive in La Spezia we'll climb aboard a ferry, crossing the famous "Gulf of Poets" to Portovenere, which once housed Byron, Shelley and Petrarch in its pastel-coloured houses.

Then take a cruise up the coast, to the Cinque Terre themselves, where sheer cliffs are punctuated by the lively colours of its famous towns: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the latter of which being where we will make our second stop of the day.

In Monterosso you can get the real taste of Liguria: with local specialities such as farinata (a chickpea based flower that's also gluten-free) or the mussels with white wine typical to the area. And if you're feeling energised by all this good Italian food, you can work it off with an optional hike up to the Capuchin Monastery, where you'll get spectacular views. Don't forget your swimsuit either, or you'll be left simply wishing you could dive into the crystal clear waters!

On the way back we'll make a stop in Manarola, the oldest of the Cinque Terre, where you'll have time for one more 'aperitivo' before making our way back to Milan, arriving around 9 pm.

Important Information

  • In the case of bad weather conditions, the boat may be unable to sail. In this case, we will take the tour by rail, making Portovenere unreachable. The tour will, therefore, include Riomaggiore instead.
  • The tour involves a fair amount of walking, therefore comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • If you would like to discover the Cinque Terre region in more detail, we also offer a 4-Day Italian Riviera Tour.  

Price

Adults Children between 2 and 14 Children under 2 years old
US$ 138.40
US$ 127.30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 138.4
  • Children between 2 and 14

    US$ 127.3
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

13.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Round trip transport from Milan in a comfortable air

conditioned coach.

Public boat tickets.

Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso & Manarola.

2 hours boat cruise.

45mins optional light hike with tour leader.

Expert local guide.

Headsets.

Not included

Food and drinks.

Hotel pick up and drop off.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 4 days before (Milan local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 138.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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