Livorno to Cinque Terre Excursion

Five enchanting villages perched over the sea

Cinque Terre shore excursion

See the most beautiful sea views of your life

AT A GLANCE

  • 7.45am – pick-up from your ship at Livorno
  • 9.15am –  arrive at your terra of choice
  • 4.00pm – leave for Livorno
  • 5.30pm – arrive at your ship in Livorno

This itinerary is intended as a guideline only. Our tours are totally flexible and we can take you exactly where you want to go. So just let us know if you want to miss something out, or add something in.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Jan. 19, 2011:  Cruise ship passengers travel to and from many of the cruise ships that anchor in Philipsburg for a daily excursion.
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IN DETAIL

The Cinque Terre, meaning “five lands”, are a handful of tiny dwellings clinging to the steep cliff edges of the Liguria coast. Protected by a National Park, the area is a haven for walking enthusiasts, offering pathways snaking the coastline with spectacular panoramic views, sparkling turquoise seas, and picture-perfect villages characterized by colorful little houses. And the food and wine isn’t bad either: focaccia genovese and white wines like Sciacchetrà are a must-try.

Each terra has its own distinct character:

  • Riomaggiore, the southernmost village, is famed for the wine grown on its steep vineyards
  • Manarola feels a bit more rustic than its neighboring villages, and exudes charm
  • Corniglia, the only village not on the sea, offers breath-taking bird’s eye views of the scenery
  • Vernazza is known for the church sitting on the water edge
  • Monterosso, the northernmost village, has a long stretch of sandy beach

When travelling to the Cinque Terre, we offer three standard itineraries. These are, however, intended to be a guideline only: all our tours are totally flexible and we can take you exactly where you want to go.

Please be aware that excursions to the Cinque Terre involve a fair amount of walking; we recommend you bring suitable footwear. You should also know that in the summer months the Cinque Terre can become very crowded with visitors.

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ITINERARY 1

Your driver will pick you up outside your cruise liner in Livorno port at whatever time you choose, normally around 7.30am. Once you’ve got to know each other, we’ll head off north on the coastal route, stopping at the southernmost terra, Riomaggiore. From here, you are free to visit the other four villages using the tourist train or ferry services.

Your driver is at your absolute disposal to make your time in the Cinque Terre as enjoyable, stress-free and authentic as possible. We’ll give you a map, point out the main sites, and will recommend (and book) you a fantastic restaurant for your lunch. And if there’s anything you need when you’re out and about, you can always contact us by phone.

At around 4pm, we’ll leave for Livorno port from Riomaggiore, stopping off at the Leaning Tower of Pisa for photographs if we have time.

ITINERARY 2

Your driver will pick you up outside your cruise liner in Livorno port at whatever time you choose, normally around 7.30am. Once you’ve got to know each other, we’ll head off north on the coastal route, stopping at the southernmost terra, Riomaggiore. Here you will be met by an English-speaking local guide who will show you around the best of the Cinque Terre.

Your guide will help you buy tickets for the train or ferry, find and book you traditional restaurants where you can sample local fare, and tell you about the food and wines of the region.

Given how busy the Cinque Terre can become in the summer months, this is an excellent option for travelers wanting a relaxed and stress-free day.

Your guide will stay in contact with your driver, who will pick you up wherever you are around 4pm, to take you back to Livorno port. If there is time before your ship sets sail, we will also take you the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

ITINERARY 3

Your driver will pick you up outside your cruise liner in Livorno port at whatever time you choose, normally around 7.30am. Once you’ve got to know each other, we’ll head off north on the coastal route, stopping at Corniglia. The only village not on the sea front, Corniglia sits on top of a steep hill, affording a stunning panoramic outlook.

At Corniglia you will meet an English-speaking local guide who will accompany you down an easy pathway to the sea. The trek will immerse you in the sights and smells of the Mediterranean outdoors: olive groves, vineyards, turquoise seas.

When you have finished your walk, you will visit the other villages by train. Your guide will stay in contact with your driver, who will pick you up wherever you are around 4pm, to take you back to Livorno port. If there is time before your ship sets sail, we will also take you the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

This tour is only suitable for good walkers. Please make sure you bring good walking shoes and a small backpack for carrying water.

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