The Cinque Terre form one of the most unspoiled areas of the Mediterranean and one of the most extended natural oasis areas in Liguria. To visit the Cinque Terre means to visit five villages suspended between sea and earth, to know the history of their inhabitants that for centuries, has fought against difficult land. To visit these villages means to learn about the culture of the dry-stone walls, the fishermen, the vineyards, the steep valleys and their paths.
The visitors to Cinque Terre can choose between a dive in the sea or a hike on the hills, between a walk in the narrow alleys called "carruggi" or a boat trip, a pilgrimage to a sanctuary or a seafood lunch. It is a unique landscape in the world in which man and nature live together in harmony since the beginning of time.
Arriving at Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre towns we'll begin the tour and your driver/guide will escort you on an easy walk along the the famous "Lovers Walk" trail that offers magnificent views of the coastline. Entrance to this guided walk is included in the price of the tour. As you enjoy a delightful and relaxing stroll the magic and beauty of the Cinque Terre will start to overwhelm you!
Next stop, the village of Manarola, one of the most picturesque and charming of the five villages. Explore a myriad of narrow alleys and pretty squares that reveal the man-made aspect of the local beauty of the Cinque Terre. Take a break and enjoy a wine tasting of the local renowned wine in one of the quaint wine-bars.
From Manarola your tour of the Cinque Terre will continue with a visit to the town of Vernazza, arguably the most beautiful of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre.
Your journey from Manarola to Vernazza will be by boat. The town of Vernazza faces into the water with its large open harbor, castle and church it conjures up all the magic of the Cinque Terre. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at one of the open-air restaurants that line the waterfront, or enjoy a stroll through the back-streets of the town above the harbor to enjoy splendid views along the coats.
For logistic reasons, your local driver guide will escort you as far as Manarola and will make sure you are on-board the boat for Vernazza before departing. Then, he will meet you again in Vernazza after you have had time to explore the town.
Before heading back, you will drive up to Corniglia, the only one of the Cinque Terre towns not located directly on the water. It is the ideal place to finish our day tour of the Cinque Terre as from the town's panoramic terrace you can enjoy some of the best views of the area. The terraced hills are covered with vineyards that remind visitors of Corniglia's famous wine that has been produced here since the ancient times. In fact, the wine was so famous in ancient times that vases excavated at Pompeii boasted its virtues! It is less frequented of the five towns, in Corniglia you will have a chance to reflect on your day touring before returning back to the port.
All rates are quoted in Euro currency. Price includes driver guide for all the tour.
Price does not include lunch, gratuites nor entrance fees.
Full Day Tour (9 hrs)
We stop for lunch at a classic local restaurant serving delicious Ligurian cuisine and wine (not included).
PLEASE NOTE: For logistical reasons your driver/guide will escort you as far as Manorola, taking care of the tickets for the boat ride (not included) to Vernazza. While your having a relaxing time enjoying your tour of the Cinque Terre he'll be busy driving your vehicle to Vernazza to collect you.
We can also offer you private Licensed guides who will give you all the possible information. We hire licensed guides only.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.