"Wonderland Cinque Terre & P.to Venere"
(Private Excursion from La Spezia Cruise Port)
Visit Portovenere and discover the wonderful Italian Riviera with a Exclusive Private Tour. Cinque Terre is one of the most suggestive tour from La Spezia Cruise Port. The Cinque Terre (ancient fishing villages) are also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Our English speaking driver will pick you up at your cruise ship around 8.00.
- We will cross the Gulf of Poets until we reach Portovenere.
- First stop in Portovenere for 1 hour (free visit of the Church, the Castle and the City)
Then we will move to Riomaggiore (the first village of the Cinque Terre). Free visit of Riomaggiore, and then we will move to the others with the typical local train or if you prefer with the ferry by sea:
- Stop at Manarola
- Stop at Vernazza
- Stop at Monterosso
- In Monterosso there will be our driver waiting for you for the return to your locations.
- The return is expected around 5.00 pm.
Take a look at our detailed description of the stops.
- Our english speaking driver-escort will pick you up at your Cruise Ship
- Welcome sign always PEK TUSCANY IN LIMO + your name.
- Tour aboard our 8 Seats Mercedes Minivan
What To Expect: Itinerary
Stop At: Porto Venere
Our English speaking driver will be waiting for you ath the Cruise Terminal.
First stop at Porto Venere.
- This port is not part of the Cinque Terre, but is unique as its location, so strategic at the entrance of the Gulf of La Spezia. Portovenere, since its foundation in Roman times, has always succeeded for centuries in its naval and defensive vocation. Portovenere is also famous for its picturesque port lined with brightly colored houses and the Church of San Pietro, perched on the edge of the rocky promontory. Narrow medieval streets lead up the hill to the famous Castle located in front of the island of Palmaria. The main street is lined with typical local craft shops. Nearby is Byron’s Cave, in a rocky area that leads to the sea where the poet Byron swam and found inspiration.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Riomaggiore
The second stop will be at Riomaggiore, where our driver-escort will give you tickets for the Park and for the picturesque train or local ferry.
- Riomaggiore is known for its colorful stone houses and its harbor filled with traditional fishing boats. Riomaggiore is part of the string of five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO Heritage Site. The village was originally founded in the 8th century by Greek refugees anxious to take advantage of the naturally rich soil and plentiful sea life surrounding it. The Riomaggiore that we see today, actually dates back to the 13th century. It sits in a valley between two steep hills and was named for the stream, Rivus Major, that flows beneath it. Riomaggiore relied heavily on producing wine and olive oil from the surrounding vineyards and orchards.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Manarola
Third stop at Manarola.
- Manarola is the second village of the Cinque Terre, built on a high rock 70 metres above sea level offer an incredible sea view. The colorful houses of Manarola seem to tumble down to its small harbor on the bright blue Ligurian Sea, making it one of the most photographed of the Cinque Terre’s picturesque villages. Founded by the Romans, Manarola was built along a freshwater creek; its name is thought to refer to an ancient, large waterwheel (magna rota in Latin), a reproduction of which stands in the town. The current town dates to the 1300s, making it arguably the oldest of the Cinque Terre towns. Once part of the powerful Republic of Genoa, Manarola was once home to a castle and watchtower built to protect against marauding pirates. Historically and today, Manarola is known for Sciacchetrà, a sweet dessert wine.
Duration: 1 hours
Stop At: Vernazza
Fourth stop at Vernazza.
- Vernazza is probably the most famous and well known of the Cinque Terre, with its picturesque port and the different colors of the houses that contrast with the blue sea. Vernazza has been inhabited since at least 1080 A.D. Vernazza was home to a maritime military base, the city became a powerful ally of the Republic of Genoa in the Middle Ages and its fortified castle and cylindrical tower served as a lookout for approaching marauders. Its importance declined in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Today, Vernazza lives on tourism, fishing, wine and olive oil production. We suggest you have lunch here.
Duration: 1 hours
Stop At: Monterosso al Mare
Last stop at Monterosso al Mare.
- Monterosso is the largest of the five coastal villages of the Cinque Terre. The village is located on hills cultivated with lemons, vines and olive trees. Its beautiful beaches, beautiful cliffs and crystal clear waters make this small village one of the most beautiful in this area.The city is divided into two parts: the old town and the new town, also called Fegina. These two halves are connected by a tunnel used by pedestrians and by the few cars entering and leaving the city. The oldest parts of Monterosso probably date back to the eleventh century. The ruins of a medieval fortress, including three former watchtowers built to spot pirates invaders, are still in the old town, or Borgo Antico. Monterosso al Mare is known for having the only sandy beach in the area.
- In Monterosso, at the end of the visit, our escort driver will be waiting for you ready to return to La Spezia cruise terminal.
Duration: 1 hours
Inform us about any food allergies or intollerances you might have in advance during your booking procedure.