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Tap into the beauty of Italy’s famous Cinque Terre coast on this popular day trip from Milan. You’ll travel in the comfort of a coach bus to the terraced landscape of five cliff-side villages and experience the breathtaking landscapes by boat as you make your way to Monterosso. This tour includes plenty of free time to explore before venturing to the harbor village of Vernazza by coastal train. This Cinque Terre day trip showcases the best of this stunning destination and offers travelers a hassle-free way to explore all the highlights.


  • Full-day trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre coastal region from Milan
  • Discover some of the five cliffside villages and scenery of the UNESCO-listed region
  • Take a boat from Pontovenere to Monterosso al Mare village and admire the coast from the sea
  • Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch (own expense) in Monterosso
  • Ride a coastal train to pretty Vernazza village and stroll and relax at leisure
  • Admire the views on a scenic train ride to the town of La Spezia
  • Learn about the historic terraced landscapes and colorful harbor villages

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What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

Explore the stunning Cinque Terre coastal region on a day trip from Milan

Join your guide in central Milan for this Cinque Terre Day Trip from the city. Board a comfortable air-conditioned coach bus, and enjoy time to relax and unwind as you take in the stunning scenery outside your window. 

Travel to the Gulf of the Powers (Golfo dei Poeti) on the Italian Riviera and make your way to the village of Portovenere, on the Ligurian Coast. Listen in as your guide shares interesting facts, history and highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the iconic Cinque Terre. Discover new information about the five distinct villages that make up this coastal destination that’s stationed on the Mediterranean Sea.

You’ll have the chance to hop aboard a local boat and head out to see where you’ll journey to Monterosso al Mare, the largest of Cinque Terre’s five villages. Upon arrival, you’ll have plenty of free time to explore the pedestrian tunnel, cafes, beaches and picture-perfect squares on your own. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the numerous local restaurants. 

After spending time here, you’ll head with your guide to another of Cinque Terre’s villages called Vernazza aboard a local train. You’ll have time once again to explore at your leisure. Wander the quiet harbor, meander the cobbled street of Via Roma and stop in to one of the historic churches here.

When your time in Vernazza draws to a close, join your guide and travel by scenic train to the town of La Spezia, where you’ll hop aboard your comfortable coach and return to Milan. Bid farewell to your guide and fellow travelers here, as your Cinque Terre tour ends and your Milan evening begins.

Customer Reviews

Roberta Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent trip!!!

Brian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a wonderful day trip from Milan to Cinque Terre. We had perfect weather and a great guide for the day. Several of the walking trails are closed for repairs so the best way is to take the guided tour to visit these towns. We had plenty of time in three of the major towns starting from the furthest out by boat and working our way back by train. Our recommended lunch ristoranti was outstanding as we had the local fish. Just a great place to visit and take tons of photos. If you can spend a day there it is better than being in downtown Florence in my opinion.

Sylvia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic Tour....the scenery was amazing, and the village we spent most of the time in was worth the visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

FANTASTIC DAY!!!!! This was my favorite trip and tour - I wouldn't have changed one thing so wonderful. Again Sonja was an excellent and efficient tour guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was very organized and our tour guide Andrew was very knowledgeable. The tour left on time. The tour was conducted in such a way that you get an overview of what Cinque Terre is through a boat ride -- luckily, the weather was good. We had enough time to look around and explore. Lunch at a local restaurant was good. The train ride back to where the bus was, was an experience and again our tour guide did a great job. Cinque Terre was beautiful!

Lisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

amazing! long day but worth it

Donna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I loved visiting Cinque Terre and wish I could have stayed longer. The boat ride was amazing for the views of all the villages from the water. Our guide was very organized and efficient. The time we got to spend at Montorosso and Vernazza was limited but appreciated nonetheless. Despite all the crowds, I really enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it as an introduction to Cinque Terre. I will be back in the future to hike to all the villages!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Beautiful adventure in the colourful North western coastal towns of Italy. From the start to the end of the journey there will be amazing unforgettable views. The food was delicious, one of the best lunches you'll ever have which makes it a highlight of my trip. The tour guide was friendly and full of interesting stories and information about the region. Just some trouble with over crowding on the train rides and other tour groups made it kind of crazy. But overall the tour was well organized, comfy bus ride and enjoyable! Grazie! :

Christie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Was well organized and the views were amazing!!! Definitely recommend.

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