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

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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The views are spectacular. This tour is a must see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

THis tour is a perfect day trip from Milan and gives you a good taste of an unique and beautiful area of Italy that is definitely worth a visit with a knowledgeable guide and transportation and no hassle from your part. I'm very happy that I booked this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome tour. Saw so many things via the various modes of transportation. The boat trip was fantastic, and the guide was a pleasure. Well worth the money and time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. Our guide Eddy was fantastic.
Good communicator. Could hear him perfectly on bus and all times. Knew his history etc. Busy day with many people - first sunny Saturday - everyone out.
Eddy handled all logistics fantastically and looked after us well. Thoroughly enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Beautiful place to visit. Quite crowded with people, but beautiful. The tour Guide, Franco, is wonderful. Full of energy, good humour, and very compassionate human being. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved it. Guide was excellent. Boat ride and first two villages were the best. Short train ride and third village was tiring and didn't seem to add much. Tour is NOT 12 hours. Returned around 8:30. Suggest cutting last stop or updating your info with actual length

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour and our guide, Franco is the best !!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour, very professional and entertaining guide, the best way to see Cinque Terre in a day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Outstanding!!

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