Cinque Terre and Portovenere from Milan

Cinque Terre and Portovenere from Milan

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Tour Highlights

  • Round trip transport from Milan in a comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Public boat tickets
  • Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso, Manarola
  • 2 hours boat cruise
  • 45 mins optional light hike with tour leader
  • Expert local guide
  • Audio headsets when appropriate


Experience the magic of the Cinque Terre and Portovenere from Milan in a single day, and find out why UNESCO has declared this magnificent region a World Heritage Site. The scenery will leave you breathless, as you enjoy an amazing boat tour and even have a chance for a dip in the sea or a hiking experience.
Vernazza Marina Cinque Terre

Discover Cinque Terre

Discover the marvels of the Cinque Terre with its dazzling scenery and seaside towns with a visit to Portovenere, all in a perfectly crafted day trip from Milan.

Portovenere Sea Cinque Terre

Cruise The "Gulf Of Poets"

Admire the Gulf of Poets from the water as you cruise on a local boat between the coastal towns with free time to explore Portovenere, Monterosso and Manarola.

Monterosso Beach Cinque Terre

Explore Cinque Terre

Go shopping, taste the delicious local street food, or even bring your swimsuit for a dip in the crystalline sea.

Tour Description

Embark on an incredible journey to experience some of Italy's most breath-taking scenery. The City Wonders Cinque Terre and Portovenere tour from Milan will pack your day with an authentic taste of the Italian Riviera, where small maritime villages huddle near the sea and cling to the rocks in unbroken harmony with nature. It is no wonder why this area's history and traditions have been awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO and inspired artists, writers and visitors to absorb its delightful atmosphere.

Begin your day with a transfer on a comfortable private coach from Milan to La Spezia, during which one of our expert guides will provide interesting insight on local points of interest as you pass from the region of Lombardy to Liguria. Leaving the busy city of Milan behind for the day, you will learn how the rocky Ligurian coast was settled over the centuries due to the hard work of its inhabitants.

Cruise across the 'Gulf of Poets' by ferry to the enchanting seaside town of Portovenere, famous for its tall pastel-colored houses and evocative views from the ruins of Doria Castle, where you will have free time to explore. See why this impressive landscape was so admired by Petrarch, Shelley, Byron and Montale whose musings immortalized it, and be sure to try the regional specialty – pesto – where it was invented.

From here you will embark on a mesmerizing cruise up the coastline to the Cinque Terre, where the landscape is dominated by dramatic green hills that plummet into crystalline waters.

As the last signs of civilization begin to fade away you will begin to spot the vivid colors of the little towns overlooking the seashore: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the latter of which is our second stop.

Enjoy a pleasant break from the tour to try local flavors, such as mussels with Cinque Terre DOC white wine and explore its little alleys. There is also an optional hike to the Capuchin Monastery on a summit that stands over beautiful rooftops, terraced vineyards and the sea. Beach lovers will want to make sure to bring their swimsuit, as the sand and emerald water will beckon.

Just when you think you've seen the all the beauty possible, we'll hop on the boat for our last tour in Manarola, which is considered the oldest of the 5 lands, famous for its picture-perfect, colorful houses. Once again, you'll be able to discover the area on your own and even one final aperitivo to bid farewell to this extraordinary place in the rays of the waning sun.

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What's Included

  • Round-trip transport from Milan in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Public boat tickets
  • Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso, Manarola
  • 2 hours boat cruise 
  • 45 mins optional light hike with tour leader
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer.
  • Expert local guide
  • Audio headsets when appropriate

Sites Visited

  • Poets’ Gulf
  • Portovenere
  • Monterosso
  • Manarola

Important Notes

In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail. In such occasions, the itinerary will be different, as we will not visit Portovenere (since it is only reachable by boat) but will include instead Riomaggiore.

We will do our best to make sure your trip includes all the sites as per description, however please note that itinerary might be adjusted according to weather and transport conditions


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