Cinque Terre

10 hours | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | L I 1 - 1 6 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Monterosso
The largest and most famous of the five villages of the Cinque Terre, Monterosso is divided into two distinct parts, with a medieval castle at the junction of the two. The old town, Monterosso Vecchi, is perched on the hill of San Cristoforo and charms with its narrow alleys lined with brightly colored multistory houses. Here, you can find the Church of San Giovanni Battista, the Piazza Garibaldi, and the Town Hall. The modern side of the village is famed for its promenade that runs along the Ligurian Sea.
Manarola
Considered the oldest town in the Cinque Terre, Manarola is as sweet as its famous Sciacchetrà wine. This ancient village overlooks the sea, and some of the homes look as if they might slip into the bright blue water at any moment. Among the medieval relics that can be found are an ancient water wheel, the Gothic, 14th-century Church of Saint Lorenzo, dating back to 1338 with brilliantly painted frescos inside.
Vernazza
Officially recognized as "one of the most beautiful towns of Italy," Vernazza is a traffic free village whose castle is the oldest surviving fortification in the Cinque Terre.

What you will see along the way:
Your minibus ride travels to areas not accessible by larger vehicles and offers a unique and up-close perspective, taking in the spectacular beauty and romance of Cinque Terre, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Cinque Terre means Five Lands, an Italian region of Liguria that is made up of five, small, coastal villages. You'll see Manarola and Monterosso up close, admiring the small towns that cling to the Ligurian cliffs, studded with candy-hued buildings, old castles and centuries-old churches. From the motorboat, take in the picturesque views of the whole Cinque Terre, passing the villages of Corniglia and Vernazza which you will enjoy from a distance.
Snack/Lunch:
In Monterosso, you'll sample a selection of local pesto and wine, gastronomic highlights of this region. Then, enjoy lunch (at your own expense) while you explore this charming village.

Special Notes:

Please note, free time may be modified to adhere to local regulations and guidelines for COVID 19 protocols.

The Path of Love has been closed due to a landside. Until reopened, tour will start with Manarola and then from there by boat (or by train in case of rough sea) to Monterosso with a stop in Vernazza. A pesto tasting is offered in alternative in Monterosso.

In case of poor sea conditions, this will operate by bus and train. Passengers will go to Manarola by bus and then proceed by train to Vernazza and Monterosso.
In the Fall, boat services along Cinque Terre stop operating at the beginning of November. Therefore, in November and December, this tour will operate by bus and train, and not by boat.

Please be aware that the tour involves a steep slope at Manarola and flights of stairs in the other villages.

Wear appropriate shoes for cobblestones and trails.

The Cinque Terre is a popular destination; expect crowding in the villages. You will likely encounter a long line while waiting to board the boat; boarding is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

Due to the popularity of this tour we highly recommend booking early, however, should the tour sell-out we recommend Cinque Terre and Portovenere, UNESCO Sites as an alternative.

Euros are required for purchasing lunch and refreshments. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for walking tour in Manarola

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
48
Travel time:
02:00
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Scenic cruise of Cinque Terre and free time in Vernazza

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
250
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Free time in Monterosso al Mare

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
250
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
02:15
Free time at site:
120
Inside visit:
No
Steps:
2
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
48
Travel time:
02:30
Steps:
4