Livorno Private Shore Excursion to Portovenere and the Cinque Terre
The five villages of the Cinque Terre include:
Riomaggiore, an old village set in a small valley planted with vines and named after the brook (rio) which flows down to the beach in a deep winding gully. Manarola, a picturesque village with houses standing on a promontory stretching out to sea and a small harbour/creek for the boats enclosed by rock. The sides of the hills are planted with vines producing the sweet wine “Sciacchetrà”.
Corniglia, the oldest village built around the XI century. Unlike the other villages, it is not directly adjacent to the sea and instead is set on top of a promontory surrounded by vineyards, terraces and olive groves; connected to the sea by 365 steps.
Vernazza, with its proud fishing traditions, faces a little bay surrounded by cliffs and two ancient watch-towers and dominated by the church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia built in 1318 with its foundations in the sea. Monterosso, it is the largest of the villages. The centre is old and interesting with its narrow lanes and colourful houses and the area is renowned for its many lemon trees, white wines, grapes, olives and olive oil.
Wherever your journey takes you today, you will return with wonderful memories to your ship in the port of Livorno at around 1700.
Depending on where your ship docks, your driver will either be waiting on the dock as close to your ship as possible. If there are two gangplank exits he will stand in the centre of both. Or your driver will be waiting after the new passenger terminal that you will have to walk through. He will be holding a sign with your name on it.
- Cruise Terminal Meeting Hall, 57123 Livorno, Province of Livorno, Italy
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Infant seats available
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.View Less
Absolutely stunning tour and pur driver and guide Umberto was AMAZING! Comfortable minivan we were 6 pax , aircondition. Umberto picked us up at the port just outside the cruise ship. Drove to Porto Venere and had some time there to walk around and soak up the atmosphere. Drove on to Cinque Terre Manorola were he showed us the old main road hardly any tourists walked there and down to Lovers walk and harbour. He organized for a privat boat to pick us up and that was PRICELESS. The queue for the public boats was LONG! The boat and the lovely boat driver took us past Romaggiore, before heading back towards Manarola, Corniglia and then to Vernazza where Umberto had booked a table at a restaurant on the square. Fantastic! We had some free time after lunch where we walked around V ernazza and walked up to the castle. Stunning views. met up with Umberto for a comfortable and enjoyable drive back to the port. This tour is highly recommended and Umberto is worth his weight in gold. Absolutely magnificent start to our cruise.
It was the best day of our cruise! We visited two of the towns, which was just right for the time we had. Giovanni was our driver, and he was spectacular! He thought of everything, was fully engaged in making sure we had the best time doing exactly what we wanted. Perfect English! Giovanni realized that we loved food, so he arranged lunch at the perfect spot, perfect view, treated like family when we arrived, just awesome. He sensed when to stop. We told him that we had never seen Pisa, so we stopped there for 45 minutes at the end of the day - totally random - and it was the perfect amount of time to experience Pisa and be on our way! Wow, WOW, Wow!! Giovanni is the best of the best, we felt like family. Our day was perfect!!!!
Outstanding visit to The Cinque Terre. Our driver was amazing.