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Check out the treasures of Florence and Pisa when your cruise ship docks in La Spezia. The day-long shore excursion is perfect if you want to see the Tuscan cities with a guarantee that you’ll be back at your cruise ship in time. The day trip includes a photo stop by the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa and free time in Florence. You can even upgrade to include a private walking tour of Florence to learn the history behind its Renaissance sights.
our guide met us at the ship, and we walked together for about 20 minutes to the train station. (the fee for this tour included the train ticket already). the tour was in spanish and english, which threw me off a bit, as he began in spanish! we went to 3 out of the 5 towns. the guide explained what there was to see in each place for a few minutes, and then we had about an hour to walk around on our own. the last place we had a lot more time,(about 3 hours) and i would have preferred to see a 4th town instead of having so much time in the 3rd place. more than half of the people on our tour left early to do their own thing, but as i don't speak the language and had never been there before, I wasn't as bold. At the end of the tour, when he brought us back on the train to the starting point, he merely pointed us toward the pier and our ship instead of taking us back to where he picked us up. because of that, he didn't get a tip from us! we got a bit lost on our way back.... as i mentioned, it was a 20 min walk.
If you are docked in La Spezia and puzzling over how to visit the picturesque fishing villages of the Cinque Terre along the coast, this shore excursion saves you the trouble of organizing the logistics on your own. Visit the villages of Vernazza and Monterosso with a guide, stopping to taste the local lemon liqueur, Limoncino. End your day with free time in Monterosso, the largest of the five villages, before heading back to La Spezia.
Let’s visit Florence and Pisa in 1 day! On board our shuttle bus with our expert excort you will easly let you reach and visit this 2 cities.
We grant you the return on time at the cruise ship!
You can add to your excursion the entrance ticket at the Leonardo Interactive Museum, the entrance or if you prefer visiting Florence on your own you can chose the Low Cost Option that includes only the transfer.
See the best of Florence and Pisa on this full-day private shore excursion from La Spezia Port. This is a chance to explore two of Italy’s most famous cities and see landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Ponte Vecchio, the Florence Cathedral, and Michelangelo’s famous statue of David. Learn about the history, art, and culture of these two great cities as you explore by car and on foot.
Discover the Italian Riviera while in port in Genoa with this full-day trip to Cinque Terre. Led by a private driver, head toward the stunning seaside villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia and Riomaggiore. Admire the cobblestone streets, pastel buildings and stunning beaches of this UNESCO-listed region. After a full day of independent exploration, your driver will return you to your ship in Genoa. Upgrade your ticket to include a guided tour.
Explore the Italian Riviera while in port in Genoa with this full-day excursion to Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Escorted by a private driver, travel first to the seaside town of Portofino to explore the Church of St George, Castello Brown and other top sights at your leisure. Then head to the village of Santa Margherita Ligure for views of the Ligurian coast and quaint streets lined with fishermen’s houses. Your private driver will return you back to port at the end of the day.
Portofino & Santa Margherita Private Day Trip from Genoa with Local Driver
From $413.21 (Price varies by group size )
Beautiful coastline tour
, Oct 2019
We had a marvelous trip from Genoa port to these beautiful port cities. Our tour guide was fabulous and she even bought some Olive oil for us to go home with. Although our vehicle lost air conditioning she found us an alternate ride home so we could be comfortable. We enjoyed a wine tasting in Portofino, and enjoyed lunch in Santa Margherita and dipped our toes in the Mediterranean in a wonderful little town Comogli that our tour guide recommended.
Enjoy a day trip on the Ligurian Coastline, visiting the unique village of Portofino and the charming center of Santa Margherita Ligure.
Or you will be staying at a hotel, you will be able to pick up a local driver.
Explore the little harbor and the Piazzetta with its picturesque colored houses. The San George church, or the Castle Brown, which is the best view of the steep cliff that draws the coast. Stop for lunch and relax before driving with Santa Margherita Ligure: walk along the ancient fisherman's port, you can still see the old fisherman's houses, which exist with the luxury modern hotels.
After some time to spend through the streets of "Santa", your driver will take you back to Genoa port or hotel.
We were met at the ship on time by our guide. He had a microphone so all could hear what he said.
It took about 1 1/2 hours each way and we stopped at two towns. There was plenty of time to look around. It was a great day!
One of the most charming stretches of coastline in Italy, the Cinque Terre can be hard to reach by public transportation. Save hours with this private tour that takes you straight from the ports of Livorno or La Spezia to the five fishing villages along the coast. Take in Riomaggiore, Vernazza, and Corniglia by car, and Monterosso al Mare via scenic train. Enjoy free time to sightsee, shop, and dine.
See all the highlights of the beautiful coastal city of Genoa with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket good for 48 hours. Enjoy great views of the city from the open-air top of a double-decker bus as you listen to commentary about the city and what you’re seeing. Get on at any of the 8 stops, and hop off any time you want to explore one of the nearby attractions. It’s the perfect way to get to know Genoa.
Make the most of your time in port with a hassle-free tour of Pisa and Florence. Visit the Cathedral and the Campanile of Giotto, and the Piazza della Signoria and then choose between a visit to Uffizi Museum or Accademia Museum to learn about Italian art and architecture. Next get panoramic views of Florence and customize your visit to the capital of Tuscany. This tour helps visitors make the most of a time-constrained stop.
Our goal is to make your day unique and unforgettable, to let you know and appreciate this heritage of rare beauty, making you relax and feel pampered, far from the madding crowd.
Together with us you will have the opportunity to live a 360 ° experience: curiosity and culture of this unique and fragile area, but also a beautiful bath in our crystal clear waters, a walk among the colorful lanes of Porto Venere and the Cinque Terre, tasting local products and typical dishes.
Discover the stunning Cinque Terre—or “five lands”—during this hiking tour from La Spezia Port. Explore Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Riomaggiore with a combination of hikes and train rides. Stroll through the colorful villages and enjoy plenty of free time to relax over the course of the day. The main hike takes place between Manarola and Corniglia where you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area and the Mediterranean.
I got to see so much of Cinque Terre because I had a guide. Because it was just me, we were able to climb the mountains and get great views. My guide was a great photographer and when it came time to shop, he helped me translate. It was one of the best experiences I have had in Italy. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Cinque Terre is a wonderful, exciting place to visit. Our tour guide, Loredana is an excellent tour guide and wonderful person. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about Cinque Terre and Italy!! The lunch we had during the tour was the best meal we had on our two week vacation in Italy. Loredana met us at our hotel, set up the transportation for the tour and escorted us back to our hotel! Highly Recommended! Grazie Mille !!
Fabulous day with Andreina taking us to 3 villages! She was so attuned to our tight schedule coming from florence for the day. We loved her enthusiasm, sharing her culture and the history of cinque terra! Was truly amazing and great memories to treasure! You made your dad proud Andreina ....Thanks for a great day of sharing! Ps Best meal we've had yet in Italy!
Explore Cinque Terre on a private tour with a guide. Travel by boat and train from La Spezia Port and visit three charming towns. Don’t worry about train schedules, or navigating, just relax and settle in to the Ligurian lifestyle while your guide takes care of the logistics. Have time to explore on your own and choose a spot for lunch (own expense) and learn about the region’s history and culture on the guided portions of the tour.
Gavino was very knowledgeable about the Old Town of Genoa. Great personality and friendly demeanor. He made it a very enjoyable hour exploring and pointing out the history behind the buildings the paintings and carvings you would never really notice unless you knew about them. Don’t miss this opportunity for intimate views of the city.
You will discover the most hidden places of Genoa, guided by local people who will entertain you with interesting stories and anectdotes about our beautiful city. Tours are available in english, french, spanish, german and italian.
Your full-day Cinque Terre and Pisa shore excursion is a must when visiting Italy. Your knowledgeable English speaking driver will show you the picturesque villages scattered along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. Your private tour will have a maximum of 8 people per booking (more people will be accommodate in 2 tours group). Round-trip transport from the La Spezia port is included. First you will visit Pisa and Leaning Tower (no fees included). Later you will reach Monterosso. Your driver/guide will explain you everything about you can move in Cinque Terre by ferry-boat or train (weather depending) and will be at the last village in order to pick you up and drive you back at the cruise
Discover the World Heritage-worthy beauty of Cinque Terre on a full-day tour from Pisa to the striking Ligurian coast. Admire the rocky shoreline and colorful seaside villages on a sightseeing cruise, and visit picturesque fishing towns like Vernazza and Riomaggiore by boat or train. See why the region is considered among the most gorgeous in the Mediterranean as you wander narrow cobblestone streets and taste local products like wine, olive oil and fresh pesto. Tour size is limited for a more personalized small-group experience.
Make the most of your shore time and visit the towns of Pisa and Lucca during this transfer from La Spezia. If you’re looking for an easy and budget-friendly tour, this transfer provides a detailed map with notes on top monuments so you can explore on your own. Take the stress out of planning during this full-day excursion and return to your cruise ship in time for departure.
On this private, full-day shore excursion for cruise passengers, you’ll discover two of northern Italy’s most picturesque coastal towns: Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. Enjoy panoramic views over the Ligurian coastline from Castello Brown, stroll through Portofino’s scenic central square, “La Piazzetta,” and grab a meal or a gelato in the colorful fishing port known to locals simply as “Santa.”
Will you arrive at La Spezia Port with your cruise ship? It is a great opportunity to enjoy your day visiting one of our destinations in Tuscany.
Select your preferred 9-hour excursion among our tour proposals below.
You will meet your English-speaking driver on the day of the tour at La Spezia Port and you will enjoy an unforgettable Tuscany Experience!
When your cruise ship docks in La Spezia, take a full-day shore excursion to Portofino that highlights the colorful villages of the Italian riviera. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned van to Camogli, Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure, and have plenty of time to explore each place at your leisure. Your guide ensures a fun and informative day out, and your timely return to La Spezia.
The best seller shore excursion in Italy since 1990
Shore Excursion from La Spezia to 5 Terre and Portovenere - Ultimate Shore Trip
- PORT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF
- PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER
- PRIVATE TRANSPORT BY AIR CONDITIONED SEDAN OR MINIVAN UP TO 8 PASSENGERS
- DURATION: 10/11 HOURS
If you are staying in Genoa or passing by with a cruise, you cannot miss the chance to visit Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. You will visit these towns thanks to the help of a local that will guide you along this journey. Reach Santa Margherita Ligure by train and spend some leisure time in this amazing town overlooking the sea. Taste some freshly baked Focaccia, which is a typical flat bread of the Ligurian coast. Once you finish your tour of Santa Margherita Ligure, catch the ferry to the Portofino. While on the ferry don’t forget to look outside, enjoy the breeze and marvel at the spectacular views of Santa and Portofino from a unique point of view. As you arrive in Portofino you will have some time to stroll around the Piazzetta and go up to Brown’s Castle to marvel at the stunning view from land. This tour is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit two of the most exclusive towns of Italy in just one day!
Once disembarked at the port of La Spezia, you will find your personal driver awaiting you at the prearranged time to reach Florence, a city full of history and romance. Our tour starts at one of the city's most charming places, PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO, the famous panoramic terrace from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. You can wander to the PIAZZA DUOMO, passing beneath the breathtaking Cathedral, and its dome, the architectural masterpieces by Brunelleschi. Here, you will also find GIOTTO'S BELL TOWER and the BAPTISTERY with its valuable gilded bronze doors (including the famous Gates of Paradise). Continue on to the beautiful PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA, the throbbing heart of civic life in the city. There you can admire the architecture of the PALAZZO VECCHIO and the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Continue your walk along the Arno River up to the famous PONTE VECCHIO, and walk amidst the historic and luxurious goldsmith workshops of Florence.