Day Trip From Milan To CinqueTerre And Portovenere Guided Tour

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  • Duration: 14 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Stazione Milano Porta Garibaldi, Stazione, Piazza Sigmund Freud, 1, 20124 Milano MI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience the magic of the Cinque Terre and Portovenere from Milan in a single day with an experienced guide. Find out why UNESCO has declared this magnificent region a World Heritage Site. The scenery will leave you breathless, as you enjoy an amazing boat tour and even have a chance for a dip in the sea or a hiking experience. This day trip has an approximately 13.5-hour duration.


Family friendly

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Embark on an incredible journey to experience some of Italy's most breathtaking scenery. The Cinque Terre and Portovenere tour from Milan will pack your day with an authentic taste of the Italian Riviera, where small maritime villages huddle near the sea and cling to the rocks in unbroken harmony with nature. It is no wonder why this area's history and traditions have been awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO and inspired artists, writers and visitors to absorb its delightful atmosphere.

The day begins with a transfer on a comfortable private coach from Milan to La Spezia, during which one of our top guides will provide captivating commentary on local points of interest as you pass from the region of Lombardy to Liguria. Leaving the busy city of Milan behind for the day, you will learn how the rocky Ligurian coast was settled over the centuries due to the hard work of its inhabitants.

The first ferry will take you across the 'Gulf of Poets' to the enchanting seaside town of Portovenere, famous for its tall pastel-colored houses and evocative views from the ruins of Doria Castle, where you will have free time to explore. See why this impressive landscape was so admired by Petrarch, Shelley, Byron and Montale whose musings immortalized it, and be sure to try the regional specialty pesto where it was invented.

From here you will embark on a mesmerizing cruise up the coastline to the Cinque Terre, where the landscape is dominated by dramatic green hills that plummet into crystalline waters.

As the last signs of civilization begin to fade away you will begin to spot the vivid colors of the little towns overlooking the seashore: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the latter of which is our second stop.

Enjoy a pleasant break from the tour to try local flavors, such as the gluten-free chickpea flour farinata, or mussels with Cinque Terre DOC white wine and explore its little alleys. There is also an optional hike to the Capuchin Monastery on a summit that stands over beautiful rooftops, terraced vineyards and the sea. Beach lovers will want to make sure to bring their swimsuit, as the sand and emerald water will beckon.

Just when you think you've seen the all the beauty possible, we'll hop on the boat for our last stop in Manarola, which is considered the oldest of the 5 lands, famous for its picture-perfect, colorful houses. Once again, you'll be able to discover the area on your own and even one final aperitivo to bid farewell to this extraordinary place in the rays of the waning sun.


Round-trip transport from Milan in a comfortable air-conditioned coach

Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso, Manarola

2 hours boat cruise

45mins optional light hike with tour leader

Expert local guide



Hotel pick-up and drop-off



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Oct-2019

    Another incredible place to visit before you die! We were so lucky to have Claudia as our trip guide! She was so incredibly informative. All through the three hours of the drive to Porto Venere, she provided the group with valuable and detailed information about the places we were passing on a way there, as well as the actual history of the Cinque Terre. The ride isn’t really that bad. You get a nice bus with comfortable seats. There’s a stop half way through for breakfast and restroom break. Same on a way back to Milan. We had to alter the original itinerary a bit because of a weather condition in the morning, and got to spend a whole extra hour in Porto Venere, which turned out to be quite a treat with what the city had to offer! Definitely go see the ruins of the castle on top! The view is incredible! Also, don’t be afraid to venture into the small roads and alleys. This is the best way to explore those cities- just get lost in their beauty! We were supposed to eat lunch at Porto Venere too. We ended up spending so much time enjoying the city that only had left thirty minutes at the end to eat. Claudia noticed us running around the main street looking for a place to eat. She chaperoned us to one of the restaurants, talked to the manager on duty, to kindly serve us good food in half and hour, and reminded us to meet her in half an hour pronto! How nice of her, to actually legit take care of her people?? LOVED IT!!!! The actual Cinque Terre is incredible if you get to see it from the boat. It is a large area, and one day is not enough to see it in full, but wit the time offered, you get the most crucial parts, to actually be able to tell others you’ve been there, and seen it! The towns are small, so again- loose yourself in the side streets, enjoy the locals, breath the air, enjoy the scenery! If you get a chance, definitely go up to see the Capuchin monastery! The view from atop their cemetery is INCREDIBLE!! All in all, we absolutely loved the trip, and would recommend it to anybody who only has a day to experience Cinque Terre. Having said that ,we plan to go back, and spend a few full days there, to get the “real” experience.

  • 25-Jul-2019

    I was expecting more I guess. The colored buildings were not as pretty as I had been told. Lots of steep streets lined with souvenirs and not much else. Beautiful ocean and scenery. Would probably enjoyed it more if i had been a hiker.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    This tour is a great way to experience Cinque Terre if you don't have enough time for an extended stay there. Our guide Elisa was super knowledgeable and had a real passion for her job. I could not fault this trip and would recommend it to others!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We were at the meeting point exactly as described on the confirmed paper work from Viator. If the place or time changed we were not notified. We arrived 25 minutes early. We waited 55 minutes and no one, no one showed up. No sign, no ..well nothing. We are home now and have asked for a refund. Viator has backed their operator and is refusing a refund.