By: Umberto On: 19 January 2016 In: Driver-Guide Comments: 0

Livorno cruise excursion to the 5 Terre with private English speaking driver.

Personal chauffeur cruise day trip from the port of Livorno to Portovenere, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia.

Tour details

Available: all year round by minivan and train. By ferry between April and November.

Type of tour: private cruise ship excursion with driver-guide***. Cruise shore excursion to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere that allows in one day to have a taste of this magnificent region: walk inside the villages, a touch of local culture, stunning views from the seaside and from up high, experience local specialties. Everything at your own pace and possibly beating the crowd. 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 Livorno cruise facility or near the ship.

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary, feel free to require further customization of your shore excursion, please see below for other proposals.

Meet the driver-guide and depart to Portovenere. On the way ride along the Gulf of Poets as far as this charming UNESCO site (like Cinque Terre). Once arrived enjoy a self-guided walk of the town that was founded by the Genoese in the 1100 A.C. to be their port and stronghold in the eastern Liguria. Walk along the main street as far as St. Peter church from where look all over the Cinque Terre coast. Some free time follows.

Afterward travel along the panoramic road as far as Manarola, get off and visit the village. 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 by sea, enjoy some free time.  Your driver-guide will assist in purchasing the ferry tickets to Vernazza (approx 30 min. ride). Before leaving you will agree about the time and place for meeting each other.

Once arrived in Vernazza take your time to experience some local food, after lunch visits the village then 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 Livorno, enjoy the last breathtaking views from Volastra.

Other possible variants of the schedule:

    1. Don’t visit Portovenere and visit one more village of Cinque Terre like Riomaggiore or Monterosso.
    2. Have a quick lunch and visit Pisa with the leaning tower, on the way back to Livorno.
    3. Hire your private tour guide and enjoy food on foot tour in the Cinque Terre
    4. Skip Portovenere and enjoy 1,5/2 hrs of challenging trekking on one of the footpaths. I advise the Vernazza-Monterosso.