Private tour

La Spezia Private Shore Excursion Portovenere & Cinque Terre

Activity provider: Luccalimo
Private tour

La Spezia Private Shore Excursion Portovenere & Cinque Terre

Activity provider: Luccalimo

From US$ 861.55 per group up to 7

Join a customized small group tour of Portovenere and Cinque Terre from La Spezia with an English-speaking driver/ guide. Discover Italy close-up in a Mercedes sedan or minivan, taking you to the heart of this beautiful Italian UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, Italian
Private group


  • Wander through the colorful fishing village of Portovenere
  • Enjoy Cinque Terre sea views and have great photo opportunities from the local ferry
  • Hike beautiful pathways along the cliffs from Vernazza to Corniglia
  • Taste the local white Vernaccia wine
Full description
Meet your private driver/ guide beside your ship at 08:00 for the short drive to the delightful fishing village of Portovenere with its tall and colorful waterfront houses. Enjoy memorable sea views from the promontory where the Church of San Pietro stands. Constructed of black dolomite limestone with veining of the portoro marble quarried in and around Portovenere, its Gothic Genovese style dates back to 1256-1277. The church was built on the remains of an early Christian church and Byzantine abbey with parts of a heathen temple from the Roman age. At the foot of the promontory, there is a small grotto named after Lord Byron who took refuge here. From Portovenere, you'll begin your adventure through the five lands of the Cinque Terre, a landscape so unique that in 1998 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. A great way to discover this area is from the sea. You'll have an option of departing from the harbor to enjoy a ferry ride (additional cost) to Vernazza, a great stop for lunch at a restaurant set on the cliffs, looking out across the bay (lunch at own expense). The ferry journey will take you past Riomaggiore and Manarola with great photo opportunities from the sea.  Meet up with your driver and visit either Corniglia set up on the hill or enjoy a stroll around Riomaggiore or Manarola. You could continue on to the larger and busier town of Monterosso, but please note it is not possible to stop at all the villages in one day and for this tour, it is best to keep the day as flexible as possible and see where your journey will take you. At some places, you may wish to consider using the train and if the weather and sea conditions are good, the local ferry will certainly be recommended. Wherever your journey takes you this day, you will return with wonderful memories to your ship in the port of La Spezia at approximately 17:00.
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver/ guide
  • Private sedan or minivan up to 8 passengers
  • Water and tissues
  • Tolls, parking and fuel
  • Museum and monument entry as required
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your driver at 8:00 AM in the main car park area of the port of La Spezia. To get to this area, please take the cruise ship’s free shuttle service located directly by your ship, for the 2-minute ride to the car park area. Your driver will be waiting there for you, holding a sign with your name on it.

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Know before you go

  • With your own private driver entirely at your disposal throughout the day, your tour will be flexible and if there is anything in particular that you wish to see or do, please make this known and best efforts will be made to incorporate this into your day

Product ID: 98457