Livorno Private Shore Excursion To Portovenere And The Cinque Terre

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Depending on where your ship docks, your driver will either be waiting on the dock as close to your ship as possible. If there are two gangplank exits he will stand in th.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Customized Portovenere and Cinque Terre shore excursion from the port of Livorno for the discerning traveler seeking an authentic Italian experience on a small group tour with only the very best of English speaking driver guides. Discover Italy 'close up' in a Mercedes minivan of up to 7 - 8 people that takes you into the very heart of this beautiful World Heritage site. Get the most of your time ashore to explore the colorful fishing village of Portovenere and adventure through the Cinque Terre villages.

Highlights

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Small group ensures personal service

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

From Portovenere, begin your adventure through the five lands of the Cinque Terre, a landscape so unique that in 1998 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. A great way to discover this area is from the sea and we recommend departing from the harbor to enjoy the ferry ride (additional cost) to Vernazza which is a great stop for lunch at a restaurant set up on the cliffs and looking out across the bay (at own expense). The ferry journey will take you past Riomaggiore and Manarola with great photo opportunities from the sea. Meet up with your driver and visit either Corniglia set up on the hill or enjoy a stroll around Riomaggiore or Manarola. You could continue on to the larger and busier town of Monterosso but please note it is not possible to stop in all the villages in one day and for this tour it is best to keep the day as flexible as possible and see where our journey takes us. In some places you may wish to consider using the train and if the weather and sea conditions are good, we do certainly recommend the local ferry.

The five villages of the Cinque Terre include:

Riomaggiore, an old village set in a small valley planted with vines and named after the brook (rio) which flows down to the beach in a deep winding gully.Manarola, a picturesque village with houses standing on a promontory stretching out to sea and a small harbour/creek for the boats enclosed by rock. The sides of the hills are planted with vines producing the sweet wine Sciacchetr.

Corniglia, the oldest village built around the XI century. Unlike the other villages, it is not directly adjacent to the sea and instead is set on top of a promontory surrounded by vineyards, terraces and olive groves; connected to the sea by 365 steps.

Vernazza, with its proud fishing traditions, faces a little bay surrounded by cliffs and two ancient watch-towers and dominated by the church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia built in 1318 with its foundations in the sea.Monterosso, it is the largest of the villages. The centre is old and interesting with its narrow lanes and colourful houses and the area is renowned for its many lemon trees, white wines, grapes, olives and olive oil.

Wherever your journey takes you today, you will return with wonderful memories to your ship in the port of Livorno at around 1700.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Driver/guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Train or ferry travel through the Cinque Terre

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infant seats available

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

As we look forward to welcoming travelers back to Italy we would like to assure you that your health and safety is paramount. Each vehicle is used solely and exclusively for your private group and is sanitized at the end of every service. Face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and tissues are provided.

Traveler Reviews

  • 31-Jul-2022

    Le Cinque Terra was so beautiful. Our tour guide Valter picked us up and gave suggestions as to the best way to experience the area. He was informative, friendly and personally walked us to some of the best spots we never would have found on our own. He also suggested a ferry so we could enjoy some of the amazing views of the coastlines. Finally, he made time for us to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa at the end of our tour. I would highly recommend this tour and Valter to anyone looking for a phenomenal tour.

  • 22-Jul-2017

    Absolutely stunning tour and pur driver and guide Umberto was AMAZING! Comfortable minivan we were 6 pax , aircondition. Umberto picked us up at the port just outside the cruise ship. Drove to Porto Venere and had some time there to walk around and soak up the atmosphere. Drove on to Cinque Terre Manorola were he showed us the old main road hardly any tourists walked there and down to Lovers walk and harbour. He organized for a privat boat to pick us up and that was PRICELESS. The queue for the public boats was LONG! The boat and the lovely boat driver took us past Romaggiore, before heading back towards Manarola, Corniglia and then to Vernazza where Umberto had booked a table at a restaurant on the square. Fantastic! We had some free time after lunch where we walked around V ernazza and walked up to the castle. Stunning views. met up with Umberto for a comfortable and enjoyable drive back to the port. This tour is highly recommended and Umberto is worth his weight in gold. Absolutely magnificent start to our cruise.

  • 22-Jul-2017

    Absolutely stunning tour and pur driver and guide Umberto was AMAZING! Comfortable minivan we were 6 pax , aircondition. Umberto picked us up at the port just outside the cruise ship. Drove to Porto Venere and had some time there to walk around and soak up the atmosphere. Drove on to Cinque Terre Manorola were he showed us the old main road hardly any tourists walked there and down to Lovers walk and harbour. He organized for a privat boat to pick us up and that was PRICELESS. The queue for the public boats was LONG! The boat and the lovely boat driver took us past Romaggiore, before heading back towards Manarola, Corniglia and then to Vernazza where Umberto had booked a table at a restaurant on the square. Fantastic! We had some free time after lunch where we walked around V ernazza and walked up to the castle. Stunning views. met up with Umberto for a comfortable and enjoyable drive back to the port. This tour is highly recommended and Umberto is worth his weight in gold. Absolutely magnificent start to our cruise.

  • 20-Jun-2017

    It was the best day of our cruise! We visited two of the towns, which was just right for the time we had. Giovanni was our driver, and he was spectacular! He thought of everything, was fully engaged in making sure we had the best time doing exactly what we wanted. Perfect English! Giovanni realized that we loved food, so he arranged lunch at the perfect spot, perfect view, treated like family when we arrived, just awesome. He sensed when to stop. We told him that we had never seen Pisa, so we stopped there for 45 minutes at the end of the day - totally random - and it was the perfect amount of time to experience Pisa and be on our way! Wow, WOW, Wow!! Giovanni is the best of the best, we felt like family. Our day was perfect!!!!

  • 20-Jun-2017

    It was the best day of our cruise! We visited two of the towns, which was just right for the time we had. Giovanni was our driver, and he was spectacular! He thought of everything, was fully engaged in making sure we had the best time doing exactly what we wanted. Perfect English! Giovanni realized that we loved food, so he arranged lunch at the perfect spot, perfect view, treated like family when we arrived, just awesome. He sensed when to stop. We told him that we had never seen Pisa, so we stopped there for 45 minutes at the end of the day - totally random - and it was the perfect amount of time to experience Pisa and be on our way! Wow, WOW, Wow!! Giovanni is the best of the best, we felt like family. Our day was perfect!!!!

  • 09-Oct-2016

    Outstanding visit to The Cinque Terre. Our driver was amazing.

  • 09-Oct-2016

    Outstanding visit to The Cinque Terre. Our driver was amazing.