This tour lasts approximately 9 hours.
Seemingly suspended between sea and sky, Cinque Terre is sure to be a tour you will never forget. Set against lush green hills rising dramatically from the sea, the “Five Lands” will charm you with their cheery colours and the feel of old world fishing villages, and the surrounding terrain will take your breath away.
Hikers and nature enthusiasts will be glad to know that Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre is a Nature Sanctuary, as well as a Unesco World Environmental and Cultural Heritage site.
In Cinque Terre there are no cars and no noise; nature steals the scene!
Cinque Terre boasts many fine restaurants and some of the best seafood in the world. The region is also known for its refreshing white wine that you should be sure to sample.
Of all our tours, this one is most frequently deemed “absolutely unforgettable” by clients.
We highly recommend you take the ferry (Apr-Oct) to travel between the villages. The view from the sea is spectacular and not to be missed. (Out of season or in rough weather there is a local train to take you from village to village.) The ferry (one way with stops) costs 16 Euro per person.
The Via dell’Amore (translation not necessary!) is flat and suitable for anyone of average mobility. It takes about 20 minutes to walk and there is an entrance fee of 5 Euro per person (cash only).
*With regard to the landslides of October 2011, the clean up of Monterosso is coming along; its inclusion is subject to its condition on the day of your tour. We doubt that Vernazza will be ready for visitors in 2012. Even if we cannot visit all the villages, you will still enjoy the Cinque Terre area to the fullest, and will be able to go at a relaxed pace with ample time to appreciate each stop.
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All tours are private and customizable.
All driver-guides speak English.
Private local guides are available for additional cost.
Food, beverages, entrance fees and gratuities (10%-15% common) are not included. Tickets for the ferry and/or local train are not included.
To enter churches you should have knees and shoulders covered. Sturdy walking shoes are advised; surfaces of streets and sidewalks can be uneven.