Cinque Terre

Livorno Port to Portovernere and the Cinque Terre

The Livorno to Portovenere (previously called Portus Veneris) to the Cinque (5) Terre villages is for the discerning and seasoned tourist looking for something new and different from the regular Pisa and Tuscany trips.

You’ll tour the beautiful fishing village of Portovenere and then go on to explore the five different villages that make up the world heritage site called Cinque Terre. You’ll do this 9hr 30mins tour in an air conditioned Mercedes minivan driven by an english speaking driver and chauffeur. Prepare to have fun and be thrilled.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Comfortable trip in an air conditioned minivan to Portovenere and Cinque Terre
  • Visit and explore the five small fortified villages –Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso Al Mare
  • Boat rides to the five villages or Train from (Rio Maggiore)
  • Enjoy amazing, tasty fish delicacies
  • Take a walk on the famous Via dell'Amore (Walkway of Love)
  • See the castle
  • Walk around the Calat
  • Possible stopover in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower and Miracoli Cour

 

DESCRIPTION:

Your guide and driver will meet you at the docks of the Port of Livorno between 7.30 and 8am, from where you’ll start the 1hr 30mins trip to Portovenere via the highway to the La Spezia province.

The views from Portovenere is stunning, but is just the beginning of the trip. You can do some shopping in this charming village as well as take many pictures. You’ll find the place perfect for many picture opportunities. So, make sure your media devices are fully charged, and bring along spare batteries. You might need them.

Your guide will recommend a few sights and activities as well as how much time you can spend while there and exploring the Cinque Terre. One of these will be to take a walk to the top of the hill to see the amazing medieval church of San Pietro still in great condition.

Then tour the walled cliffs that lead to the walkways. Also, check out and explore the upper part of the town, before finally going back to the docks where you’ll board a pre-arranged tour boat that will take you to the first village. You’ll only need one ticket for the tour to all five villages.

You can alight at any of the villages -sans Corniglia that has no harbor- and stay as long as you like. However, if you want to get back to the Port of Livorno on time, you will need to work within specified time frames.

When you alight at Riomaggiore, the first of the five villages, you can explore the village through its walkways. This village is connected to the second beautiful village of Manarola via a 1km (30 minute) scenic walkway called the Via dell'Amore (Walkway of Love). Most people state that walking this trail provides such scenic beauty that one will always remember.

After exploring Manarola, you can join your boat at the docks using the same ticket and take in the stunning views of the 3rd village, Corniglia. There’s no dock for the boats to stay, so you have to pass by Corniglia, but you can take in the stunning views from the water. When you get to the fourth village of Vernazza. You can either just take the boat and pass by or alight and explore the village. You can walk from here through scenic vineyards and orchards to the next village of Monterosso Al Mare which is the last of the villages and where you’ll meet your driver/guide. The Monterosso Al Mare consists of both the new and old town. There’s also a beach that frequented by tourists.

After relaxing, eating, you will meet with your driver between 3.30pm and 4pm, and leave for the Livorno Port. People who are interested can quickly stop over at Pisa to see the Leaning Tower and Miracoli Court before finally heading to the Port of Livorno.

Itinerary: 

  • Portovenere
  • Cinque Terre

Included: 

  • Transportation from/to the Livorno port
  • Mineral Water
  • Visit to Portovenere
  • Visit to Cinque Terre
  • Possible visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Excluded: 

  • Fee for local operator guided tour Florence
  • Boat or train
  • Cost of lunch
  • Gratuities –solely at the client’s discretion

Meeting Point: 

Arranged meeting at Livorno port.

Information: 

From 1 to 8 passengers travel in a Mercedes class sedan or minivan limo.

Pricing is based on number in your private tour or tour package and may be modified by seasonal prices. Email us the tour you are interested in and number in your tour and we will provide you our most affordable quote.

Once arrangements are settled and with your approval we will send you an invoice for 10% down via paypal then remainder to be collected at the end of the trip. The English-speaking driver will pick you up at the port of Livorno, at the terminal where cruise-ships dock. You will meet your guide directly in Florence.

The English-speaking driver will pick you up at the port of Livorno, at the terminal where cruise-ships dock. At the end of the excursion you will be taken back to the port of Livorno for other appointments you might have.

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