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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

Discover Italy’s sublime Cinque Terre coastal region on a day trip from Milan. Renowned for its terraced landscapes and five cliffside villages – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre is one of Italy's scenic gems. Head there in a comfortable coach and then ride a boat to picture-postcard Monterosso. Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch (own expense), and then catch a coastal train to the tiny, cliff-hugging harbor village of Vernazza, for more free time to stroll and relax, before returning to Milan.


  • 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

Meet your guide in central Milan and set off on your day trip on an air-conditioned coach. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel to the Gulf of the Poets (Golfo dei Poeti) on the Italian Riviera.

On arrival, visit the delightful village of Portovenere located on the Ligurian Coast in the province of La Spezia, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Cinque Terre. Learn interesting facts about the area and the Cinque Terre’s terraced landscapes, and hear about its five pretty villages, each wedged into rugged cliffs by the Mediterranean Sea.

Board a boat in Portovenere and enjoy a sea trip to Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre’s ‘five lands’. When you arrive, enjoy free time to explore the village – divided by a pedestrian tunnel into the old town and new town – as you wish. You may want to stroll along the cliff-framed beach, delve into the pretty-as-a-picture squares, and relax over lunch (own expense) at one of the homespun restaurants or cafes.

Afterward, meet back with your guide and board a train to Vernazza, another of the Cinque Terre's beautiful villages.

Step off the train into this gem of a village, with its prettily painted houses flanking a quaint harbor. Enjoy free time to explore as you please: perhaps with a stroll along the Via Roma, the café- and gelateria- (ice-cream parlor) lined cobbled street, a visit to the 14th century church, or a foray into the lovely narrow lanes.

Later, rejoin your guide and enjoy another scenic train ride to the town of La Spezia. Here, hop back on your coach and travel back to Milan, where your trip ends.

Customer Reviews

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.

Rita G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful tour !!

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The Cinque Terre is gorgeous. Wanted to check it out to see if it will be a good destination in the future. Now I want to go back and stay.
Our guide was great, although now I cannot remember his name.

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