Immerse yourself in the glamour of the Italian Riviera. Experience Portofino a beautiful little fishing village of that attracts well-heeled travelers with its picturesque harbor filled with yachts and boutiques. Soak up the breathtaking views amongst the cliffside villages of Cinque Terre. Italian Riviera private day tour from La Spezia port is for cruise passengers who want to experience Portofino and Cinque Terre in comfort and style. We make sure that you get the best from your precious holiday time. We pick you up at your cruise ship and return you in time for your sailing. Cinque Terre UNESCO World Heritage Site is an Italy must-see. Portofino holds the Italian Riviera monopoly on luxury and sophistication. Gain unique insights into these exclusive seaside villages from your expert driver/guide who assists you through the day. 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
* Portofino Top Attractions and Hidden Gems
* Cinque Terre Top Attractions and Hidden Gems
* Best Photo Ops
* Duration: 9hrs

Begin your Italian Riviera private day tour with pickup from La Spezia port. Travel on the way to Portofino (approx. 80 minute drive traffic pending). During the scenic journey your friendly and informative driver/guide provides a comprehensive introduction to these upmarket resorts bringing your destinations to life. Once an ancient Roman colony Portofino offers lush Mediterranean hillside forests loaded with history and astonishing beauty. Walk through quaint, narrow streets past charming fishermen’s houses and soak the local atmosphere. This picturesque tiny fishing village with pastel houses lining the shore of the harbor has been a destination of the rich and famous for more than half a century. Liz Taylor, Richard Burton and Humphrey Bogart chose Portofino as a perfect hideaway. Italian Riviera private day tour proceeds to the rugged villages of Cinque Terre. Excursion starts from Riomaggiore. 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 Italian Riviera private day tour 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

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

For a smooth operation this itinerary may operate in reverse.
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.

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.