La Spezia: Cinque Terre Guided Hiking Tour
- Duration options: 7.5 - 8 hours
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You can do this tour also by yourself, buying the Cinque Terre train ticket, that is valid 1 day, and you can visit all the 5 villages, not just 3 as in this tour. However, already 3 villages were quite a time stress. Only one hour for each of the first 2 villages. The role of the guide was just to show us the correct train, to call us to get off in the planned station and to say where and what time we should meet for the next train. But OK, we at least did not have to think. The history given by the guide was very brief, not so many facts. The program in the villages was totally free. I liked them very much, their special atmosphere. We had finally time to spend at least 1,5 hour at the beach in Monterosso, the swimming in he sea was perfect after the hot day. Take your swimming suit with you! Limoncino tasting was nothing special, just a visit in a vine shop.
We recommend this one day full expérience especially in you have only 1 day. Departure in La spezia to the Nice harbour of Venazzia, then hiking to the top to have a panoramic view on the small villages of Cinque Terre. Giuliano was our guide (english, a bit of French, only 4 people in the group). The hiking requires good shoes and could be difficult for children under 10. But Giuliano knows the trails with good view. The train ticket was usable after the tour so that we stayed longer to visit. With the tour you see 4 out of 5 (Monterosso is less typical but you can swim in sand beaches).
Amazing tour with Eva who was the most informative and gracious tour host. Eva looked after our small group and spoke English very well, as well as fluent Italian and Spanish. I had such a fun day even though it rained a little bit and was overcast. The train rides between each town were well timed by Eva and she always looked out for our safety at all times! I highly recommend going on this tour, value for money and tour precious holiday time!
Perfect day out. So nice to see Cinque Terre this way so you do not have to worry about what train to get and where the best places to see are and where to take pictures. Luca was such a great guide- great English, knowledgable and friendly. The tour didn’t feel rushed at all and I had spare time after it finished and could use my ticket to see one of the other villages. I would highly recommend this tour.
There is a lot to see in this area and we wished we had had more time. Alessandro, our guide, was very good in covering as much as possible and pointing out the places we should see. Most of the areas can only be reached on foot. Portovenere is beautiful, as well as the two towns we visited in Cinque Terre. Alessandro found us an excellent restaurant for lunch and it was a very enjoyable day.