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Shore Excursion from Genoa to the Cinque Terre

5 terre riomaggiore, view of the marina

Cinque Terre cruise shore trip from the port of Genoa

Here you find three samples of the itinerary to exploring 5 Terre with our cruise shore trip from Portofino and Santa Margherita, let us know which one you like most or feel free to require a further customization.

Overall, these shore trips from Genoa are a perfect combination of nature, culture, and gastronomy. You will experience the beauty and the authenticity of the Italian Riviera, and you will create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss them! Here you find some sample itineraries:

Cinque Terre with English-speaking driver and private boat – 9 hrs – by car/private boat. 
Porbably the best and most scenic way of exploring the 5 Tere in one day. Take advantage of your English-speaking driver and of a private small boat for exploring Monterosso, Manarola, and Vernazza.
They are three stunning coastal towns that make up the Cinque Terre region in Italy. A boat tour is the perfect way to explore the beauty of these towns, as you can take in the breathtaking views of the rugged coastline, colorful houses, and crystal-clear waters from a unique perspective. The boat driver speaks English and provides some information about the region. If you wish to know more, you can hire a local guide as well.

Starting in Monterosso, you will be greeted with a picturesque beach and the charming old town, characterized by its narrow streets and pastel-colored houses. As you set sail, you will see the dramatic cliffs that surround the town, and the famous statue of Neptune, which marks the beginning of the beach. 

Next, you will reach Manarola, one of the most photogenic towns in the Cinque Terre. Here enjoy some time on your own, be struck by the colorful houses that are stacked on top of each other and the stunning harbor that is a hub of activity for local fishermen. 

Finally, around lunchtime, you will arrive in Vernazza, the jewel of the Cinque Terre. This town boasts a medieval tower, a bustling harbor, and a quaint square that is perfect for sipping coffee and people-watching. From the water, you will see the spectacular views of the town and its surrounding hills, with vineyards and olive groves covering the slopes.


5 terre, manarola view from the cliffs

Cinque Terre with an English-speaking driver – 9 hrs – All by car. Your driver speaks fluent English and is knowledgeable about the 5 Terre. He provides maps and information along the way, during the journey will be visited only villages reachable by cars like Monterosso, Vernazza and Corniglia by driving along the amazing panoramic road of 5 Terre. If interested you can always you can hire a local guide.

Monterosso is the biggest village of the Cinque Terre, and it is known for its long sandy beach, clear waters, and colorful houses. You can explore the old town, walk along the promenade, you can taste the local specialties, such as anchovies, pesto, and sciacchetrà wine. 

Vernazza is a charming and romantic village, with a small harbor and a castle on top of the hill. You can stroll around the narrow streets, take pictures of the colorful houses and the turquoise sea.

Corniglia is the smallest and most peaceful village of the Cinque Terre, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. You can admire the terraced vineyards, the narrow alleys, and from the panoramic viewpoint you stretch your sight all over the 5 Terre coast.

5 terre vernazza, from the sea

Details and information

  • All tours are fully customizable upon your needs.
  • Instead of the public boat, a private small boat can be included.
  • All tours are private, nothing shared.
  • Minimum 1 maximum 7/8 people per van. For bigger groups please contact us, we will arrange a customized solution.
  • Personal English-speaking driver.
  • Local expert guides are available on request.
  • Comfortable A/C minivans.
  • Tours including private or public boat are available from April until the end of October. The all by car itinerary is available all year round.

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