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The Cinque Terre
Portofino Shore Trips - The Cinque Terre


This 11 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from your Hotel or the Port of Portofino
  • Private Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation via Vehicle, Train or Boat
  • The "Cinque Terre Card" (park and footpath entrance)

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2 People - $530 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $468 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $366 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $306 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $276 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $252 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $241 Per Person (Private Tour)
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Type: Charming Towns, Nature, Hiking
Length: 11 Hours
Walking: Difficult
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Local Guide
Language: English

Portofino Shore Excursion - This full day excursion visits the amazingly beautiful Cinque Terre. You'll travel by vehicle, train, boat and hike along paths carved into cliffs high above the sea. For many people, the Cinque Terre is a "must see" in Italy.

The Cinque Terre, or Five Lands, is one of Italy's most idyllic seaside cluster of villages. The Cinque Terre is now a National Park that encompasses about 10 miles of the rocky coastline. Within the park are five villages tucked away in small inlets or perched on rocky promontories. Time has stood still for these five villages, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Until the last hundred years they were not even accessible by car or train, but only by boat or foot paths. As a result the residents adapted to their natural surroundings. Buildings start at the sea and climb the cliffs towards the sky, and terraced hills have been cultivated with vineyards and olive groves.

You'll be met at the pier in Portofino by your private tour guide and depart immediately for Santa Margherita Ligure where you will take a local train to Manarola. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a walk of the enchanting village with its tiny fishermen's wharf before heading onto the Lovers Walk or Via dell Amore. This is an easy 25 minute walk that is carved into the steep rocks which rise dramatically out of the sea. You will be thrilled by the Mediterranean scenery with the bluest water, herbal aromas and fascinating isolated inlets.

This footpath leads you to Riomaggiore, the oldest village in the Cinque Terre. After taking time to explore Riomaggiore you'll take a boat to Vernazza (or by train in the event of high winds).

In Vernazza you have free time to explore the local shops and enjoy lunch (meal not included) as you marvel at this picturesque village huddled around its small harbor.

Next you'll travel by boat to Monterosso al Mare (or again by train in the event of high winds) which is the largest and westernmost village. It is protected by hills covered with vineyards, lemon and olive groves, and renowned for its beautiful beach, steep rugged cliffs and crystal-clear waters. Somehow the Cinque Terra has embraced visitors without becoming artificial. You'll agree that this is one of the most charming resorts on the Ligurian Riviera.

Later this afternoon you'll return by local train (or boat) to Santa Margherita and then by your private vehicle back to Portofino.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Portofino tours and Portofino Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Portofino tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Drive to train station - 30 Minutes (traffic pending)
  • Train to Manarola - 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Visit Manarola and Via Dell' Amore walk - 1 hour
  • Visit Riomaggiore - 1 Hour
  • Boat or Train to Vernazza - 30 Minutes
  • Visit Vernazza and free time for Lunch - 2.5 Hours
  • Boat or Train to Monterosso al Mare - 30 Minutes
  • Visit Monterosso al Mare - 2 Hours
  • Train or Boat to Santa Margherita - 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Drive to Portofino - 30 Minutes (traffic pending)