This one week tour of National Park of Cinque Terre lets you explore this UNESCO heritage site in all its glory. This is a unique area where houses are painted in vivid multi-colored shades and the sea is brighter than the sky. The hiking routes consist of ancient paths and mule tracks. Short train rides connect its five classic colorful fishing villages.
While savoring the views and refreshing sea air, your host will prepare a traditional and tasty aperitif for you to enjoy. Try fresh focaccia with homemade pesto and other typical local products. Sip a glass of prosecco, listen to music with your fellow seafarers, or simply enjoy the rhythm of the sea lapping at the boat. At times, your captain will stop in beautiful coves for optional swimming or snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Marine National Park.
You'll then make your way to the charming village of Porto Venere. Wander through this picturesque town, which many great poets (including Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and George Sand) described so beautifully. Before heading back out to sea, pop into the intriguing Church of San Pietro, an ancient temple with stunning coastline views.
On the way back to Monterosso, you’ll stop to visit the quaint village of Vernazza for a bit of free time to explore. Then, finish the trip while enjoying the salty sea spray, an idyllic coastline, and stunning views.
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Itineraries with Boat Trip From Cinque Terre To Porto Venere
On this colorful, seaside tour, you'll hike the routes along Cinque Terre's famous coastlines, visiting villages like Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, and Portovenere. You'll hike through scenic vineyards and along steep trails to score the best views of the Ligurian Sea, stopping at sanctuaries, churches, castles, and seaside abbeys. At the end of your trip, enjoy a boat cruise along the entirety of Cinque Terre, from Portovenere to Levanto.
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 12 Days
On this 12-day trip, begin your journey in the heart of the Piedmont region, enjoying a guided tour of the historic city of Turin, and going hunting for rare white truffles in Alba. On the Italian Riviera, collect relaxing days in Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, followed up by wine tasting and hiking glorious paths in the Cinque Terre. Take day trips to Genoa and Portovenere in search of the perfect plate of Genovese pesto, history in the Rolli palaces, and the inspired views of Byron's Grotto to round off your Riviera experience. End your trip with the soaring architecture of Milan, old juxtaposed against new in this center of modern Italy.