Boat ride Cinque Terre: forget about the four wheels
A UNESCO Heritage site since 1997 this cultural landscape called Cinque Terre has enchanted millions of tourists every year. Five picturesque villages: Manarola, Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Monterosso and Corniglia perched high atop the rocky coastline, make for a unique and special place on Earth. Their history dates back to as early as a thousand years ago though the term “Cinque Terre” (the word “terra” was once referred to a medieval village) didn’t appear until the 15th century. Despite the passing of time, restricted accessibility still requires travellers to look for the most convenient means of transport and here is when boat tours in Cinque Terre, Italy, come to play. Forget about a coach or a car – if you want to reach any of the villages look for rail connections or better still: boat tours to take advantage of the best views!
Boat trips from La Spezia to Cinque Terre
La Spezia is a perfect option to use as a base for your daily adventures in Cinque Terre. The cheapest option is the Gulf of Poets public boat transport connecting La Spezia, the five villages and Levanto. These boats run approximately from late March to very early November, depending as always on weather conditions. The public service also includes boat Portovenere to Cinque Terre options and even boat trips from Viareggio to Cinque Terre so you have more flexibility with choosing where to stay. If you are looking for guided boat cruises in Cinque Terre, Italy, several local companies operate seasonal shared trips available in Italian and English with different itineraries and with stops in different villages. To fully experience Cinque Terre though, we recommend private, customized excursions just for you. Tour with a private boat and a friendly English-speaking skipper, take a swim in a secluded spot accessible only via the sea. Stop at one of the five villages for a typical Ligurian lunch including local specialties like focaccia and pasta al pesto. If it’s too hot during the day opt for a sunset boat tour in Cinque Terre – a customized trip will give you the flexibility you need to spend a memorable day on the Ligurian coast!