23Jan
Corniglia seen from the panoramic road, tour of portovenere and 5 terre
By: Umberto On: 23 January 2016 In: Cinque Terre Day Trips Comments: 0

Private tour with personal driver-guide of Portovenere, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia starting from La Spezia and surroundings.

Discover the two UNESCO sites of the area with your personal driver-guide departing from La Spezia and the surrounding areas like Viareggio, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi, Sestri Levante.

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Highlights

  • Private tour with English speaking driver-guide.
  • Highly customizable tour upon your wishes.
  • Visit 5 Terre in relax, possibly beating the crowd.
  • Breathtaking views from the panoramic road and from the seaside.
  • Free time for savoring the local wines and food specialties.

Tour Details

  • Available: all year round.
  • Type of tour: Private day trip with English-speaking fully licensed driver-guide.
  • Transportation: private car/van. Once in the 5 Terre by car only and by private boat on request.
  • Duration 8+ hours, depends on the pickup place.
  • Activity level: Moderate. Visiting 5 Terre always involve some physical activity such as up/downhill walking for short distances, climb some stairs, step on/off big/small boats and trains if necessary.
  • People with impaired mobility or moving with wheelchair, please email us, we will design a tour fitting your needs.
  • Price: since this tour is highly customizable, quotations are provided on request.

Itinerary of Portovenere and 5 Terre with private English-speaking driver-guide.

This is sample itinerary for exploring the Cinque Terre region at your own pace with a personal English-speaking driver-guide, this schedule fits well for those who stay in la Spezia or in the range of 30/40 min. driver from there, for example: Forte dei Marmi, Viaregio, Lucca, Carrara, Pontremoli.

– Have a touch of local culture;
– Avoid busy trains and possibly beat the crowd;
– Enjoy stunning views (from the sea, from up high, from inside the villages);
– Experience local wines and delicacies in a local restaurant.

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.

  • If you are wondering on a boat tour, I advise to use the private boat, it’s more comfortable and makes you beat the crowd on the ferries.
  • Private local guide available on request.
  • Visit Pisa on the way back to Florence.
  • Light lunch/wine tasting with pesto making experience on request.
  • Visit the surroundings of the Cinque Terre: Carrara marble quarries – Lunigiana region – Florence and Tuscany – The Western Ligurian Riviera – Wine and Olive Oil Tasting near Portofino.
  • Organizzazione tecnica a cura di V&D Viaggi e Dintorni – Carrara