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Become acquainted with the wines of Manarola in Italy's charming Cinque Terre region. This 2.5-hour guided tour takes you right into the vineyards of a working winery. Imbibe delicious local wines of the region and meet the winemakers during while visiting a medieval village. If you're staying in Genoa, upgrade to get comfortable round-trip transfers. Participants are limited to just 10 people, ensuring plenty of attention from the guide. 


  • 2.5-hour cellar and vineyard tour of Manarola, including tastings
  • Discover the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Take a tour of a winery’s cellars
  • Explore the vineyards of this historic wine-growing region
  • Enjoy a tasting session of regional wines with authentic focaccia bread
  • Upgrade to receive round-trip transport by train or minivan from Genoa

What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Winery Tour in Manarola

Taste wines typical of the Liguria region on your walking tour

After meeting up with your guide in Manarola, one of the five lovely seaside towns that make up the famed Cinque Terre, learn about teh history of the area. Gawk at the surroundings: everything from the olive groves to the incredible view of the Ligurian Sea. Snap photos of the colorful buildings that make up the villages as you head out to a local vineyard along the coast. 

When you get to the wine cellar, hear how wine from this region is characteristic and what makes it different. Learn about how the terroir of Liguria colors the taste of the wine. Sip a few different wines and compare. 

Then take a ride along the coast and end up on a hill to marvel at the view of the sea and the bucolic countryside. The next stop is another winery. Sip some locally produced wine and nibble on northern Italian treats like focaccia bread and locally made cheese. 

After 2.5 hours, the tour finishes near your original meeting point in Manarola. 

Genoa Transport Upgrade
Upgrade to include private transfer from Genoa in a 7-seat minivan. The journey from Genoa to Manarola takes approximately 1.5 hours each way, leaving you with five hours to explore Manarola and its surroundings. Want to see more? You can take a detour to Sestri or Golf di Tigullio before or after your Manarola tour.

Customer Reviews

Yunting L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

If you are interested in learning local Cinque Terre wine making as well its terroir, this is tour is a must-see.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was my eighth of 9 events that I scheduled with Viator on my European vacation to Italy, Spain and France. After getting off the ship, I was hoping to take a 20 minute stroll over to the La Spezia train station. Again easier said than done in my opinion. Its mostly an industrial area not really suitable for walking. Although I've read that some have done it. At any rate, no time to waste figuring out how they did it. Therefore, we took the free shuttle to the end of the port. This is about 5 - 8 minute ride. Then from there we took a 15 euro taxi ride to La Spezia train station. They say it's a set price maybe just the tourist price. Anyway, we took the train to Manarola about a 10 minute ride although the train waited about 15 minutes before pulling off. Incidentally, there are 2 window stations. One is for buying a train pass to see all 5 villages - 16 euro per person. The other entrance on the right is simply for purchasing 1 day tickets at 8 euro roundtrip for each person to one village which in our case was Manarola. Also keep in mind, you are actually purchasing 2 tickets 1 for going and 1 for returning. The roundtrip doesn't mean 1 ticket Important Tip All tickets MUST BE VALIDATED USING THE GREEN and WHITE MACHINES BEFORE BOARDING THE TRAIN or there will be hefty fines like 50 200 euros to be paid on the spot. Our tour guide met us right on time in front of Aristide restaurant as indicated. Although we were there 10 minutes early as stated on the voucher which was not a problem. It was only my husband, the guide and myself, so the tour took only a little over an 1 hr. not the full 2.5 hrs. as indicated. We definitely felt we got our monies worth even though it was a shorter tour than expected. This is a beautiful tour with incredible views, but keep in mind that you are walking up a mountain with a narrow and steep walkway. So as another reviewer stated, this may not be a suitable tour for the elderly. Now, heading home

Rebecca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a wonderful afternoon tour. The winemaker meets you and takes you on a walk through the vineyards where he explains the culture and history of Manarola. You hear his personal story, and at the end you get to taste the fruits of his labor! Great with teens! Highly recommend!

Robin C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a small tour, which I liked, as it was very personal. The tour guide was very nice and informative, and I appreciated his heartfelt explanations of the life in Cinque Terre and their efforts to preserve it. The vineyards were beautiful, as were the views! I learned a lot while thouroughly enjoying the setting. Lovely wine tasting at the end!

Vicki P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Allesandro was great and a wonderful advert for Manarola

Agneis K

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

This tour was a great way to start out our time in Manarola. We got to see the beautiful area and learn about everything that goes into making wine in the Cinque Terre region. The overview said to be there 15 minutes early but our tour guide didn't get there until exactly 3:30. We also only got to taste one glass of wine each. The description said that it would be 2-3. None the less, a great experience!

Astri L

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015


Gerardo C

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Our guide Alessandro, was very helpful in explaining the difficulty in growing grapes in such terrain. After that explanation we had sample some of his very good wine.The only problem,was the waiting time.The paper says, to wait outside the Ristorante Aristide.We waited for 15 minutes, then they told us to ask for Alessandro inside the restaurant.
The views of the Ligurian coast was very beautiful!

Brianne L

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The tour was not what I expected but amazing none the less. It is a walking tour that is very strenuous for anyone who is not used to walking up steep hills. This was difficult for my father. The tour guide was so interesting and knowledgable it gave me so much insight about wine and Italy in genera

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