By: Umberto On: 22 March 2019 In: Shore Excursions Comments: 0

La Spezia and Portovenere cruise tours, here below you find all the shore trips available from both the ports of La Spezia and Portovenere.

Shore trips are considered those excursions departing from a cruise ship when docks in a port of call, in this page you find all the shore excursions available from the ports of La Spezia and Portovenere.

CTTours provides exclusively private shore excursions, but if you intend to share your tour with someone else, feel free to do it and let us know once you created your own group.
From La Spezia and Portovenere are available walking tours and transport based tours to the main tourist destinations easily reachable in the range of two hours journey:

  • Cinque Terre
  • Portofino and Italian Riviera
  • Carrara and marble quarries
  • Pisa and Lucca
  • Florence
  • Chianti wine region
  • Parma and Parmigiano region

In case you don’t find a certain destination or you wish a custom made tour from the shore of La Spezia or Portovenere, don’t hesitate to contact us

The services are provided by English speaking driver-guides or licensed tourist guides, that you will meet at the cruise facility. Remember that to reach the meeting point is necessary to take the free shuttle bus that in 5 min. takes you from the ship to the cruise facility in La Spezia port.

Driver guides are professional chauffeurs fully licensed for the commercial transportation of people, they are reliable, informative and entertaining.
He/she has a good knowledge of the areas and the whole country, during the trip provides information about the history, the culture, the spirit of the region and relative sights.
During the tour, he/she drives guests as close as possible to each town/village and provides (if necessary), maps, timetables and information for making guests enjoy the area at their own pace.
He/she can point out the right restaurants or will simply ensure that guests get out of their trip whatever you are looking for, fun, culture, sights, landscapes, shopping etc.
Remember that he/she is not allowed to explain in the historical city centers and inside a museum, churches, etc.”


Local tour guides are available on request. They are professionals examined and licensed by the Province to accompany tourist during the visit of a certain area. They deeply know our town and surrounding areas; they have knowledge of art, archeology, history but even of local foods&wines, uses and traditions.


In case you prefer to receive an all-inclusive quotation of the tours listed below (guides, car transfer, meals, tasting, tickets, etc etc) please send an email at or visit their website

This is the travel agency I coop with as travel designer and on which I rely on technical organization and invoicing of services.

NCC service

CTTours joined the Travel Safely Project with NCC drivers.

Dear Client,

Any time you hire a chauffeur service (rented vehicle with driver) remember to check that they are an authorized N.C.C. (Noleggio Con Conducente).

An authentic N.C.C. will bear a distinctive plaque on the rear bumper of the vehicle, bearing the number of their license and the name of the municipality that granted it, and will display the initials “N.C.C.” in the windshield.