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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

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Milano, Italy

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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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
  • Scenic bus ride along the coast
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Boat trip from Monterosso to La Spezia
Train trip from Manarola to Monterosso
The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Borgo Storico di Manarola
Leaving Milan, you arrive directly at the Cinque Terre and via a scenic route on the coast you reach Manarola. Here you'll have free time to venture around the vineyards, stroll the piers where fishing boats line the shore or watch the locals and the tourists jumping into the sea from the rocks of the harbour!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Right before lunch time you catch the train to Monterosso al Mare, the biggest of the five villages, where you will have time to explore and visit the beaches dotted along the coast. Despite the number of tourists, there is still a real sense of local identity even in the most tourist-crammed little ‘piazze'. Restaurants, bars and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them as though when the locals saw tourists coming, they found a few garden chairs to stick on their terrace, hand painted a sign and began serving customers.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Cinque Terre Trails
During your free time, if you wish, you will able to explore the beginning of some of the trails leading inside the Cinque Terre national park.
Pass By:  
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere
From Monterosso you will start the final leg of your journey, probably the most inspiring, a 90 minutes boat cruise. The perfect way to admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. After this memorable experience, you will arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zani Viaggi

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Keep in mind there is very limited time to really explore or hike from town to town." See review
  • "It’s a long day but very worth it, especially if you haven’t got time to spend more than a day visiting Cinque Terre." See review
  • "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." See review

Reviews

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star-4
Amazing !
Brigitte_B
, Aug 2020
This is a beautiful experience and the landscapes are breathtaking. I would only love to spend more time in Portovenere. Our guide Maurizio was great and had a lot to say about #CinqueTerre. Will definitely come back to some locations.
star-5
Great tour
Yong T
, Oct 2019
Thanks for the Tour Guide for helping us all the times as we having 2 kids with us. We have a very nice lunch at cinque Terre
star-3
Cinque terre
Bon_a_Vie
, Oct 2019
Totally overpriced! We only saw 2 villages and boat trip ( why we booked the trip in the first place) was cancelled due to bad wearther previous day. No refunds. We wanted to do the tour on our own but because the cost of boattrip was high we decided to take the tour because it is included! No REFUND! We were just dumped in the villages to do our own thing. The guide did not even bother to take us to the church which was my highlight. If we did not accidentally stumble apon it we would have missed it
star-4
Quaint little part of Italy worth exploring
Trail02410722380
, Oct 2019
Our guide, Inna, was very friendly and knowledgeable and helped make for an interesting day on the drive from Milan to Cinque Terre. Once at Cinque Terre we were held up due to the limited number of buses that can go there at any one time (not the tour operator's fault), and sitting around waiting for the "green light" from the traffic control officer was a little frustating. The delay meant we didn't get much time in the first town we visited since we had to then catch a train to the second town. Again, this wasn't the tour operator's fault as it depends entirely on traffic. This region of Italy is absolutely worth visiting though as the little towns nestled on the cliffs are very pretty, and the boat cruise along the coast gave us some stunning views from a different perspective.
star-2
Beautiful place but awful tour
harisnclan
, Oct 2019
Cinque Terre is a scenic place worth seeing. I just wouldn't take this tour. Our tour guide was hard to understand and very disorganized. We almost missed one train and missed the second one due to his poor planning and organization. We were supposed to return at 7:00 PM but instead we got back at 9:00. Thus a long 12 hour day turned into a 14 hour one. When we arrived in La Sensia he took us out of the train station and made us walk about 3/4 of a mile and across a very busy road without a crosswalk or signal to meet the bus rather than having the bus pick us up from the train station. It was clear that he didn't care about the customers. If this had been my first Viator tour I would never take another one.
star-4
A good 1st glance
Carol V
, Sep 2019
This is a nice escape from the City. While in no way comprehensive it is a glance and if you are pleased I am sure you would return on your own. The tour went very smooth and well timed. I would probably opt for a lounge and swim verses at sit down lunch at Monterosso. I did buy the special shaped pasta of the region and enjoying it back here in Nor Cal
star-5
Fantastic day trip to Cinque Terre
Wander270702
, Sep 2019
We truly enjoyed our time on this tour. Super organized. Small group (less than 20). Well trained tour leader. Effective use of time. The only suggestion I would make viator is in the description to put to bring bathing suits and towel. We had a good hour to spare and in the heat of summer we would have enjoyed to go in the Mediterranean and cool off but since we didn’t know that was a possibility we didn’t bring any bathing suits or towels with us. Wish we knew.
star-5
Worth it!
957cateh
, Aug 2019
It’s a long day but very worth it, especially if you haven’t got time to spend more than a day visiting Cinque Terre. Our guide was informative but not over the top and allowed us time to explore. Manarola was beautiful & quaint (but busy) and the least amount of time was spent there - get some of the focaccia, it’s great. It may also mean you don’t want a ‘sit-down’ lunch in a restaurant in Monterosso which allows more time for exploring. From there we got the train to Monterosso where we had longer and time for lunch or sunbathing! Monterosso is larger and has a bit more going on. From there we got a boat along the coast so you’re able to see all of the towns from the sea. We had a 20 minute stop in Portovenere - time for an ice cream and a few more photos before getting a different boat back to La Spezia and where the coach was waiting for us. It allowed me to realise I want to go back and spend more time there.
star-2
The boat ride is unacceptable. (Cinque Terre is nice)
Bill B
, Jun 2019
A trip to Cinque Terre is an all day affair but it's worth it. There is a short train ride and a boat ride back to the bus. The boat ride is horrible. It's really overcrowded with people standing and sitting on the floor for 2 hours! Unacceptable! Add more boats or stop using these boats on this tour. I asked the workers on the boat if they would like to stand for 2 hours or sit on the floor...I complained. Unbelievable.
star-5
Great option for "quick" trip to Cinque Terre
berrryl
, Jun 2019
We didn't have a lot of time for traveling around in Italy. Having a chance for a day trip to CinqueTerre was great. A nice change of pace from visiting cities and our driver and guide were professional and pleasant. We appreciated the mix of information and free time. Obviously, if you have more time, you can visit and hike and swim for days...but if you've only got a day...this is the perfect way to do it. The day is long but...definitely worth it.

Product code: 2872ZV13

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