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Cinque Terre and Portovenere walking tour from the port of La Spezia

Portovenere from the seaside

Cruise shore trip from La Spezia with private tourist guide of Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso, Portovenere.

Private guided walk of the 5 Terre departing from the port of La Spezia or Portovenere moving on foot, public boats and trains.

Tour details

Available: all year round by train and foot. By public boat only between April and November.

Type of tour: private guided cruise excursion. Walk inside the villages and move between them by ferry and by train. This version of the itinerary does not include hiking along the footpaths.

Suitable for: individual and groups up to 15 people.

Transportation: move towards Cinque Terre by ferry and return to La Spezia by train. On request, a private boat tour can be arranged by here

Duration: 8 hrs

Activity Level: moderate (easy pace, slightly walking up/downhill, 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: La Spezia cruise facility. In case your ship calls in Portovenere, another itinerary and meeting point will be set.

portovenere and cinque terre walking tour from the port of la spezia


This is a sample itinerary, for making your cruise ship excursion unique, this allows to explore two UNESCO sites like Portovenere and Cinque Terre in one day, have a good taste of the area, a touch of local culture, admire amazing views (from the seaside), experience local specialties.

Meet your English speaking tour guide and walk to the train station of La Spezia, take the train to  Riomaggiore, walk along the panoramic footpath (paved) that leads from the new to the old part of the village and from where have a view of the “Via dell’Amore” and of the old Riomaggiore. Walk by the ancient church of St. John the Baptist and approach the main street. Free time follows.

Train to Vernazza, the so-called pearl of Cinque Terre. Your guide will take you along the back streets forming a sort of maze inside the village, then have some free time.

Train to Monterosso, the largest village of the Cinque Terre and the only one with the beach. The tour guide will make you explore the old town, walk its shady alleys and visit a tiny “Oratorio” decorated by some mysterious  sculptures.

Free time for lunch or eventual sunbathing on the local beaches.

In the afternoon take the public ferry to Portovenere, visit 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, and don’t miss to look at the imposing “Palazzata”. Some free time follows.

Take the ferry to La Spezia and walk to the cruise facility.