Tap into the beauty of Italy’s famous Cinque Terre coast on this day trip from Milan. Travel in the comfort of a coach bus to the terraced landscape of five cliff-side villages and experience the landscapes by boat as you make your way from Monterosso to La Spezia. This tour includes plenty of free time to explore Monterosso and Manarola, as well as a scenic train trip between the two towns. 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 Monterosso to La Spezia and admire the coast from the sea
Enjoy free time to explore in Monterosso and Manarola
The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Tour departs from bus stop in Zani Viaggi – Milan Visitor Center, Largo Cairoli 18, corner via Cusani, Milano (M1 Cairoli)
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Meet your guide at the Milan Visitor Center (Largo Cairoli 18), for this Cinque Terre day trip. Board a comfortable air-conditioned coach, and enjoy time to relax as you take in the stunning scenery outside your window. Listen as your guide shares facts, history, and highlights of the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre. Discover new information about the five distinct villages that make up this coastal destination stationed on the Mediterranean Sea. Right before lunch, catch the train 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 squares on your own. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the numerous local restaurants. From Monterosso, hop aboard a boat for a 90-minute cruise. Take in the views of the Italian Riviera from the sea until you reach La Spezia. Re-board your comfortable coach back on land for the return trip to Milan.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail or some of the docks may be not available for landing. In such occasions, the itinerary will be subject to variations and the cruise may be cancelled or change course
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Really great views, but travel time and group size take away from the experience. Takes a little over 3 hours, including a bathroom break, by bus to get there from Milan. There's also some delays since the tour group is so big, maybe around 50 people, in terms of making sure you have everyone at each stop and that everyone stays together. Once we got there the views were great, but you have a limited time. Maybe 45 minutes at the first town and 2 hours, including your lunch time, at the second town. In terms of our guides, they were great in organizing everyone as best they could. It's just difficult to keep 50 people together with two guides. The day ended up being nearly 14 hours. The tour ends up being 60 travel and 40 Cinque Terre, but that's just due to the distance from Milan.
Loved this tour. You have walk a lot and take lots of trains and climb steps. Also went on one of the hottest days. Despite that it was absolutely lovely and really enjoyed the aspect of being able to sit back and enjoy someone else's organized tour. Always book with Viator and love their tours!
A long day from Milan however tour is well paced. Some of the towns are looking a little tired, I enjoyed the tour however I have seen other destinations in Italy which have more appeal, including the Amalfie Coast.