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Cinque Terre: Ferry and Tour of Porto Venere and Vernazza

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Cinque Terre: Ferry and Tour of Porto Venere and Vernazza

From US$ 53.47 per person

Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride to Porto Venere and Vernazza. In both Porto Venere and Vernazza you'll follow your tour guide through the villages and experience the beauty of the region.

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Italian, English


  • Relax on a round trip ferry ride from La Spezia
  • Visit Porto Venere and Vernazza
  • Enjoy scenic views of the Cinque Terre
Full description
Board the ferry at La Spezia and start your boat trip to Porto Venere. Cruise for approximately 30-minutes before reaching Porto Venere. Disembark the ferry for a walk through the town. Porto Venere is a fortified seaside village filled with colorful houses and medieval buildings. During your tour, you'll pass the Church of San Pietro, one of the most religious buildings in all of Italy, before walking through narrow streets. Pass the Church of San Lorenzo and enjoy panoramic views at Doria's fortress. Before returning to the ferry, you’ll have some free time to explore Porto Venere on your own. Board the ferry and continue on your tour along the Cinque Terre coastline. Relax onboard for approximately 50 minutes as you pass by the seaside villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Corniglia. Arrive at Vernazza, where you’ll disembark to explore the unique village. Walk around Vernazza, a small village with an imposing fortification system. Here you’ll see the Church Santa Margherita d'Antiochia and walk down the main street filled with colorful houses. Walk to a viewing point in the village and see views of Doria's fortress.
  • Ferry ride
  • Guided tour of Vernazza and Porto Venere
  • Maps
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The ferries are located 200-meters from the coast guard

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The tour lasts approximately 8 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 24 reviews

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August 28, 2021

Very pleasant boat tour. The crew is very nice and the guide speaks perfect French in addition to being super nice! During the stops in Porto Vénère or Vernazza we have the choice to go for a solo walk or to follow the group for the guided tour. These two villages are superb. Without the boat tour I would not have gone to venerated port so I am delighted because it is really a must !!

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August 24, 2021

It's a nice relaxing tour. Vernazza is beautiful. You have time to see the town, eat, relax and even have a swim. These small towns get reall crowded if I need to put anything negativo.

August 15, 2021

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