What To Expect
Cinque Terre' means 'five lands', and Italy's famous Cinque Terre are five perilously-perched villages strung along a short stretch of cliffs in Liguria, at the top left of Italy's boot.
The Cinque Terre stretch of coastline is a National Park, and a Protected Marine Area, included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. After being placed on a list of sites at risk, the Park Authority began a longterm project to revitalize the farming practices behind the characteristic hillside terraces, many of which were falling into abandonment. It also aims at a sustainable level of tourism, maintaining the character and beauty of the region.
Despite the number of tourists - which is at times overpowering - the schemes appear to be succeeding admirably. There is a real sense of local identity even in the most tourist-crammed little 'piazze'. Restaurants, bars and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them, as though when the locals saw tourists coming they found a few garden chairs to stick on their terrace, hand painted a sign and began serving customers.
The Cinque Terre are (north to south): Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
Boat cruise along the coast
Visit to Monterosso
Monday: English only
Hotel pick-up (depending on option selected)
Return bus trip from Milan
English speaking tour leader
Boat trip from Porto Venere to Monterosso
Visit to Monterosso
Train trip from Monterosso to La Spezia
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Tour includes a gentle walk of about 20 minutes.
This tour has a 6 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 72 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
Children below 4 years old are free of charge. Please provide date of birth on the booking.
In winter season (November-February) some tours may be modified or suspended.
It is responsibility of all passengers to check with appropriate consulates if any visa is required.
This tour must be booked at least 24 hours prior to departure. Tour with hotel pick-up option must be booked at least 48 hours before desired departure date.
*Hotel pick-up is available from April to October (See List of Hotels). Pick-up starts from 06:00. Tour departs at 07:00 from Milan.
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13 hours and 30 minutes
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