23Jan
By: Umberto On: 23 January 2016 In: Cinque Terre Day Trips Comments: 0

Private tour with personal driver-guide of Portovenere, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia.

Discover the two UNESCO sites of the area with your personal driver-guide.

Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: private sightseeing tour that allows in one day to have a taste of this magnificent region: walk inside the villages, a touch of local culture, stunning views from the seaside and from up high, experience local specialties. Everything at your own pace. This tour does not include hiking along the footpaths.

Suitable for: individuals and small groups.

Transportation: move between the villages, by ferry (sea permitting), by minivan along the panoramic road. 

Duration: 8 hrs

Activity Level: active (Walk up/downhill, go up and down stairs, get on/off trains and ferries). Please contact us for a lower activity version of the itinerary.

Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Meeting place: pick up and drop off at your accommodation.

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary, feel free to require a further customization that better fits to your wishes or needs.

Meet the driver-guide in La Spezia or at your wherever is your accommodation, ride along the Gulf of Poets as far as the UNESCO site of Portovenere. Self-guided visit of the village that was founded by the Genoese in the 1100 A.C. to be their port and stronghold in the eastern Liguria. Walk as far as St. Peter church from where look all over the Cinque Terre coast.

Afterward, travel to Manarola along the panoramic road and visit the village escorted by your driver-guide. Reach the lovely marina by walking along the alleys or choose to walk for a short distance through the vineyards surrounding the village. Once arrived at the sea, enjoy some free time.

Take the ferry to Vernazza, the so-called “gem of 5 Terre”, after approx 30 min. ride along the 5 Terre coast, get off in the village. Here experience some food specialties in a local restaurant. After lunch visits the village and enjoy some free time.

In the afternoon meet your driver-guide and travel to Corniglia, the quietest and smallest place of the 5 villages. Take your time for an independent exploration of the village and maybe have a good gelato.

Meet your driver and travel along the breathtaking panoramic road of Cinque Terre to your accommodation.