Day trip

La Spezia: Cruise to Porto Venere, Monterosso and Vernazza

Activity provider:C-way srl
Day trip

La Spezia: Cruise to Porto Venere, Monterosso and Vernazza

Activity provider:C-way srl

From US$ 68.68 per person

Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride to Porto Venere, Monterosso and Vernazza. You'll follow your tour guide through the villages and experience the beauty of the region.

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Duration 8 hours
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Italian, English


  • Relax on a round-trip ferry ride from La Spezia
  • Visit Porto Venere, Monterosso, and Vernazza
  • Enjoy scenic views of the Cinque Terre
Full description

Board the ferry at La Spezia and start your boat trip to Porto Venere. Cruise for approximately 30-minutes before reaching Porto Venere. Disembark the ferry for a walk through the town. Porto Venere is a fortified seaside village filled with colorful houses and medieval buildings. During your tour, you will pass the Church of San Pietro, one of the most religious buildings in all of Italy, before walking through narrow streets. Pass the Church of San Lorenzo and enjoy panoramic views at Doria's fortress. Before returning to the ferry, you’ll have some free time to explore Porto Venere on your own. Board the ferry and continue on your tour along the Cinque Terre coastline. Relax onboard for approximately 50 minutes as you pass by the seaside villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Corniglia. Next stop is Monterosso. Here you will reach the medieval center in a few steps, where you can admire the parish church dedicated to San John the Baptist. Then, admire the landscapes from Torre Aurora and the large beach by Fegina. Arrive at Vernazza, where you will disembark to explore the unique village. Walk around Vernazza, a small village with an imposing fortification system. Here you will see the Church Santa Margherita d'Antiochia and walk down the main street filled with colorful houses. Walk to a viewing point in the village and see views of Doria's fortress.

  • Ferry ride
  • Tour guide
  • Tour of Vernazza, Monterosso, and Porto Venere
  • Maps
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

"Lord Byron" ferry-boat is docked at Molo Italia, 200-meters from the coast guard, after I Gabbiani restaurant

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 204 reviews

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Nice day trip to visit a couple of towns and Portovenere and see them from the sea.

May 27, 2023

Exceptional, the guide was knowledgeable and informed. The boat crew were amazing as well. They went to great lengths to give us a clean, comfortable boat. The boat had the cleanest windows on any boat, train or bus we have been on.

May 26, 2023

May 25, 2023

Product ID: 395455