Day trip

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour by Train with Limoncino

Activity provider: Shore Emotion
Day trip

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour by Train with Limoncino

Activity provider: Shore Emotion
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Discover the villages of Cinque Terre on a day trip starting from La Spezia cruise terminal. Hop onboard a train and make stops to explore Vernazza, Monterosso, and Riomaggiore with a guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Admire the city center of La Spezia during your walk from the port to the train station
  • Spend a relaxing day at "le Cinque Terre" in the company of a professional tour leader
  • Discover Vernazza, the most colorful and important villages from Cinque Terre
  • Taste limoncino, a typical liquor of the region, in a traditional shop
Full description

Once you arrive at the port of La Spezia, meet your tour guide at the cruise terminal. Take a 20-minute walk to arrive at the train station from where you will begin your adventure. On the walk, you will discover the beautiful city center of La Spezia. Trains are undoubtedly the ideal means of transportation to explore the area, in just 15 minutes, passing through the sheer heights of the Ligurian Sea, you will reach Vernazza, one of the most colorful villages in the area.

Here you can enjoy some free time in this picturesque village, characterized by pastel-colored houses with beautiful views of crystal clear waters. The second stop will be Monterosso, the largest of the Cinque Terre villages, which also owns a stunning beach characterized by fine white sand and a clear and transparent sea. Here you will have a surprise reserved for you, a stop to taste the delicious Limoncino in a traditional shop.

This exquisite liqueur is ideal to toast for the wonderful day that you are spending, immersed in the nature, colors, and flavors of this fascinating and unique land. After having some free time in Monterosso, take the train to Riomaggiore, the last stop before coming back to La Spezia.

This small village, like the other four, offers breathtaking views of the coast, as well as glimpses of the daily lives of the fishermen with their traditional boats that you will see tied to the port. Also, if you are staying at La Spezia, choose the best starting point for you: the cruise port or the train station.

  • Expert multilingual tour leader
  • A taste of Limoncino
  • Free time in Vernazza, Riomaggiore and Monterosso
  • A Cinque Terre Card (your daily pass to the trains that you will need to go from one village to another)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Cruise Terminal, Largo Michele Fiorillo - When you arrive at the port of La Spezia, and as soon as you descend from your cruise, you will have to take the shuttle bus that will take you to the terminal, where your guide will be waiting for you. Once you're outside the cruise terminal, look for your tour leader who will be wearing a blue t-shirt from the "Shore Emotion Crew".

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • It is recommended to bring swimwear and comfortable shoes
    • The itinerary order is subject to change
    • This activity includes the Cinque Terre Card (needed to go by train from one village to another)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 178 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
    • Organization

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    This was absolutely amazing. The tour was so perfect because your train tickets were taken care of so you could skip the long line, you knew where to get on and off, and when you did get off you heard a small history of the town and certain buildings then you had ample time to explore the villages on your own. My tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and so sweet and helpful, I loved her. You could tell she loved her job. And the limonccino tasting was great because it’s a unique experience.

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    March 31, 2023

    If you are familiar with public transportation, you probably don't need this tour, as the train system is very simple and efficient. Despite that, we do not regret taking this tour. Sonia was patient and gave us good information about the different cities. The Limoncino tasting is unnecessary in my opinion. We had an hour in Riomaggiore, 2 hours in Monterosso and an hour in Vernazza and I thought it was plenty of time to explore, takes some photos and grab some food.

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    March 31, 2023

    The guide was helpful and friendly. This is more of a “this is how you navigate the route from the pier to the trains through Cinque Terre” type of tour- light on historical or cultural information. You are set free on your own to explore in each town. Depends on what you are looking for….

    March 31, 2023

    Product ID: 208416