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Cinque Terre Tour: Porto Venere, Monterosso and Vernazza

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74 reviews

Activity provider: C-way srl

Cinque Terre Tour: Porto Venere, Monterosso and Vernazza

Activity provider: C-way srl
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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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  • 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
  • Guided 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • You will spend 2 hours on Porto Venere, 2 hours on Monterosso, and 1.5 hours on Vernazza
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 74 reviews

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Good organization at boarding (apart from waiting for latecomers who arrived 20 minutes late compared to the announced time) not the fault of the ferry!! And then landing at each village only negative point the delay of the ferry to come back to pick us up we had to wait 30 minutes in full sun.

July 30, 2022

Very nice excursion to the Cinque Terre. The only downside is that the times at each stop were not respected compared to what was noted on Get Your Guide. We only stayed 55 minutes in Porto Venere instead of 1h30 and 1h in Vernazza instead of 2h.... really a shame because they were very beautiful villages that we had to run through! And 2h40 in Monterosso is really too much even if you can swim.

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July 24, 2022

The place is incredible, the only thing is that this ship is very large and goes, for my taste, very far from the towns, there are small ones that are approaching, and Lugo was a bit long for me, they left us at 6:40 in port I think it was 30 minutes there are too many from each town and then they make you a donkey taxi, they take people and leave them and that made us lose another 40 minutes stopping at sea for nothing, if I did it again it would be with a smaller boat

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July 6, 2022

Product ID: 395455