Cruise shore trip from La Spezia to 5 Terre and Pisa.
Private cruise day trip available also from Portovenere to the Cinque Terre (Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia) and the leaning tower of Pisa.
Available: all year round and fully customizable.
Type of tour: private tour with driver-guide***. Shore excursion to Pisa and Cinque Terre that allows in one day to have a taste of both: leaning tower and the magnificent region of the five villages. 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: 9 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 La Spezia cruise facility. In case the port of call is Portovenere another timing and meeting point will be planned.
This is an example of an itinerary, feel free to require a further customization that better fits to your wishes or needs.
Meet the driver-guide at the cruise facility and ride to Pisa first. Once arrived enjoy approx 1 hr of a self-guided tour of the Miracles Field: Duomo, Baptistery, leaning tower and the Cemetery. The construction of these gorgeous monuments started in 1064 A.C. with the Duomo, then the Baptistery was started (this is the biggest Baptistery in Italy), the bell tower followed (that almost soon started leaning) and for last the cemetery was built. All building was finished in the half of 1400 A.C.
If interested to visit the inside of the monuments, remember that entrance tickets to the Duomo, baptistery and Cemetery are purchasable upon arrival; for climbing the leaning tower is necessary to buy tickets in advance.
Depart to the Cinque Terre in the late morning, drive along the panoramic road and get off in Manarola. Enjoy an escorted walk of the village as far as the marina, your driver-guide will provide information about: 1) places to eat local specialties, 2) point you out where, in the early afternoon, take the ferry to Vernazza (approx 20 min. ride), 3) explain clearly where meet the him in Vernazza.
Once arrived in Vernazza take your time to explore the village. It is so charming: the square by the sea, the shady alleys, the colorful houses. Spend approx 30 min. there, afterward meet your driver and move towards Corniglia. This is the smallest village of the five, and the most isolated one, located on top of a rocky spur 100 mt. above the sea. Due to its isolation is always quieter than the others and offers also a good chance for a tasty gelato.
Meet your driver again and, heading back to La Spezia, enjoy the last breathtaking views from Volastra.