Best of Cinque Terre trip from La Spezia port caters to cruise passengers who want to experience the magic of the Italian Riviera in comfort and style. We make sure that you get the most of your time ashore. We pick you up at your cruise ship and return you in time for your sailing. Enjoy personalized attention from your expert driver/guide who assists you through the day. Get your camera ready and put comfy shoes as you will experience the best of Cinque Terre. Enjoy the sublime scenery, walk between the colorful coastal towns or hike on the paths, swim in the sea, and soak up the local atmosphere. Contact us for pricing and availability.

* Private Guided Chauffeured Shore Trip
* Private Licensed Professional Driver/Guide
* Full Day Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Port Pick Up & Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Cinque Terre Top Attractions and Hidden Gems
* Best Photo Ops
* Duration: 8hrs

Begin your private shore excursion with pickup from La Spezia port. During the scenic journey your friendly and informative driver/guide provides a comprehensive introduction to Cinque Terre history and the places you will see. Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal hikes, through terraced vineyards overlooking the sea. The Cinque Terre or Five Lands consist of five quaint fishing villages terracing down steep hillsides overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The scenery from above Riomaggiore is breathtaking. Once parked at the top of the village we start winding down walking between its colorful houses. The walk down will end at the ancient marina that is still intact as it was centuries ago. Next we head onto the charming village of Manarola. The visit toward Vernazza will continue either by your private vehicle or ferry. If you wish, follow the Italian Riviera, hiking between hillside fishing villages and paddling beneath the cliffs that line the Mediterranean Sea. If no you will travel by ferry, which is a very scenic experience. At the end of your best of Cinque Terre trip your personal driver/guide transfers you back to La Spezia port in time to board your cruise ship.

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

* Mercedes Benz GL Class 4×4 Luxury SUV
* Portofino

The Via dell’Amore is currently inaccessible due to a landslide that occurred at the end of September, 2012.

The tour sequence may vary. The time spent at certain venues may be expanded/reduced, and other brief stops may be added.

The order of the sites might change on the day of the tour due to events that cannot be predicted such as weather conditions. Ferries operate subject to weather conditions and do not operate in bad weather conditions and in winter months. When ferries are not operative transfer between towns will be by your private vehicle or local train. Train or ferry travel through the Cinque Terre is an additional cost payable in Euro cash on the spot.

FOR OUR GUESTS COMFORT THIS PRIVATE GUIDED SHORE TRIP IS NOT BE OPERATED BY COACH. We never use vehicles larger than 7-person capacity on this trip. Because we specialize in personalized experiences we use luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz cars and minivans to tour our guests throughout the trip. Discover Italy close up in a Mercedes Benz minivan of up to 7 people that takes you into the very heart of the towns. Cars and minivans can get closer to the main points of interest than larger buses. Cars and minivans can reach special spots only accessible by dirt roads. Larger buses and coaches are forbidden entry onto many of the town’s streets. You will definitely walk less and see more! Therefore, this high-quality option gives us access to most areas without concerns regarding traffic restrictions. Each minivan accommodates up to 7 guests. We can caravan more than one minivan for larger groups (Example: A party between 8 to 14 guests in two minivans, and a party of 15 to 21 guests in 3 minivans, etc.).

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking.

This tour requires a moderate amount of walking and it is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, with limited mobility and, those who utilize a wheelchair.

Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.

Do you combine people to share the tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.

How long will the transfer from La Spezia to Cinque Terre take?

The transfer time from La Spezia to Cinque Terre is about 30 minutes each way (traffic pending). The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Are your private vehicles licensed and insured?

Yes. All of our vehicles are officially licensed and insured.

Are your private vehicles non-smoking? Air conditioned?

Yes. All of our vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned.

Do we stop for lunch during our private La Spezia shore trip?

Yes. The duration of the tour includes time for breaks to grab a quick snack and/or lunch but is not included in the price. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a nice relaxing Italian meal.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.