Your experience begins immediately with a panoramic drive affording lovely views. This is not usually included but it allows you a view that is amazing and also let's you understand Cinque Terre.
Soon after you will arrive into Portovenere, which is tucked away in the northwestern area of Italy. Portovenere is a town that dates back to at least the middle of the first century. The ancient town is a hidden treasure for tourists and even residents of Italy to still discover. The town, or “comune” as referred to by the Italian government, is located on the provincial coast of La Spezia, in the region of Liguria. Rocky horizons, lush forests and vegetation, completed with bodies of water suppled by the Mediterranean Sea, surround this area. Perhaps the most profound scenery of Portovenere is the strip of homes that lay across the shoreline of the marina. It’s quite the sight.
From here you can continue on by ferry to Manarola and Vernazza. Tiny Manarola is a tumble of buildings bunny-hopping down its ravine to the harbor. You can hike up to Punta Bonfiglio — for a bar on a bluff between the cemetery and the sea — or enjoy tasty treats born right here: pesto on your focaccia, washed down by crisp local wine sprinkled with Mediterranean twinkles. Talk about going local. Vernazza is the next to northernmost town and perhaps most picturesque of the five towns of Cinque Terre in Italy. Colorful, antique homes cling to impossible cliffs. A lovely small harbor nestles under the shadows of an ancient castle and a dramatic seaside church.
Your driver will be waiting for you in Vernazza and take you on the most interesting route back to your starting point.
Departures: 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Your English-speaking driver will not enter sites with you or join you in Monterosso and Vernazza, but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing during the driving time and make sure you have enough time to visit each site.
- The price of this tour does not include ferry tickets. A boat tour (one-way) is 22€ per person. Your driver will assist you in acquiring these tickets and guide you on how to best meet him in Monterosso.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour.
- Food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.
- This trip is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.