Discovering Cinque Terre with a private guide: Manarola and Vernazza
A private half-day tour of Cinque Terre from La Spezia, a UNESCO world heritage sight since 1997. Cinque Terre is so called due to the five protected villages of this National Park, boasting pristine landscapes, medieval monuments and of course its world famous colorful houses!
Private excursion to Manarola and Vernazza from La Spezia highlights:
- Discover Cinque Terre from La Spezia over half a day with a private guide
- Enjoy a sea route across hills and outcrops
- Be enchanted by the villages of Vernazza and Manarola
- Cross the panaromic path overlooking the Gulf of Poets
- Admire the typical dry stone wall terracing shows off the wine tradition of Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre offers unspoilt scenery and well-preserved medieval villages.This 4-hour tour, starting from La Spezia, crosses a panoramic sea route with hills and rocky outcrops, before leading you to the villages of Vernazza and Manarola. These will surely surprise and delight you with their characteristic colouring and spectacular landscaping.
Meet the Guide in La Spezia
Your private half-day tour of Cinque Terre will start from La Spezia, a seaside town located in the famous Gulf of Poets, where you will meet your private guide. From here, accompanied by the guide, you will catch the local train in order to arrive to the first stop of your half-day private tour: Manarola.
Manarola Amongst Alleyways and Vineyards
The first stop of your half-day private tour will be Manarola, in the Cinque Terre Unesco heritage site. This little village will amaze you with its world famous multicoulored houses. Together with your guide, you will have the opportunity to stroll through the alleys of the town centre and along the rocks that stretch out to sea. You will also admire the castle, built in the middle ages to protect Manarola's citizens from Saracen invasions. If you wish, your private guide will also take you to a walk into the green vineyards, built on the hilltop.
Vernazza: a Wonder Suspended Between Sky and Sea
After the visit of Manarola, it will be time for the next stop of the half day private tour: Vernazza. You will then take a boat from Manarola to Vernazza (weather and sea conditions permitting), a true triumph of art and colour, built on naturally terraced land. The route by boat will give you the opportunity to admire the picturesque town by the sea, to take incredible pictures. Here you will have the opportunity to stroll around the alleys of the town centre and to enjoy the beautiful views. The visit of Vernazza will also be the last part of the tour. The guide will leave you to have free time for lunch in Vernazza before going back to La Spezia by train (without the guide).
Other eXPeriences in Cinque Terre!
If you wish to eXPerience the local gastronomy of this region, try the Private Tour of Manarola and Vernazza with Traditional Cooking Lesson or if you're looking to spend a little more time in Cinque Terre, have a look at the Private Full Day Tour of Cinque Terre, departing from La Spezia.
- Departing from train station at La Spezia
- Return to La Spezia
- Professional Guide
- Transport by train from La Spezia to Manarola
- Transport by boat from Manarola to Vernazza (weather and sea conditions permitting)
- Transport by train from Vernazza to La Spezia (without the guide)
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We advise you to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for this tour.
If you need a private transfer from your accommodation to La Spezia, contact us for a tailor-made quotation!
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.