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Cinque Terre and Portovenere

cinque terre walking tour

Private walking tour of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso and Portovenere.

The most complete guided walk that combines the two UNESCO sites of the area: Portovenere and 5 Terre moving on foot, by train and by boat.

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  • Visit Cinque Terre and Portovenere with a local licensed guide.
  • Walk the backstreets and enjoy the unique ambiance of the villages.
  • Admire 5 Terre from the seaside.
  • Savor the local specialties and 5 Terre wines.

Tour Details

  • Available: from April to November
  • Type of tour: Private walking tour.
  • Transportation: move between the 5 Terre and Portovenere by train, boat, foot.
  • Duration 7 hours.
  • Activity level: moderate. The walking tours involve some up/downhill walking, climb 3-4 flights of stairs if necessary, step on and off of big/small boats and trains.
  • Price: half day from € 170 – Full day from € 320. More info here.

Itinerary Cinque Terre and Portovenere walking tour

This is a sample itinerary that allows exploring two UNESCO site 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. Please email us if wish to customize differently the itinerary: by train only, by bus and train, etc etc.

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. After some free time, meet your tour guide and take the train to Vernazza, guided visit of the village and free time.

Take the 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” with some mysterious  sculptures.

Free time for lunch and eventual shopping.

In the afternoon take the ferry from Monterosso 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. Some free time follows.

Take the ferry and ride back to La Spezia.