Portofino to Cinque Terre private tours

cinque terre from portofino private tour

Private tour of 5 Terre UNESCO site departing from Portofino with tour guide, personal driver and private boat.

This tour fits all those who wish to have a taste of 5 Terre, with a touch of exclusivity and possibly beating the crowd.  Departing from Portofino or one of the towns of the Riviera like Santa Margherita or Rapallo, you will have a full taste of this UNESCO site enjoying the Cinque Terre from three different points of view: walking inside the villages with your private tour guide, riding on your private boat along the coast and traveling by car along the panoramic road.


  • Private tour of Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia. 
  • Visit the best of 5 Terre UNESCO site on foot, by boat and by car.
  • Walk the charming back streets of the villages with your local guide.
  • Private boat tour to admire the magnificent views of the coast.
  • Breathtaking views traveling on the panoramic road.
  • Free time for enjoying the local flavors.



Meet your private driver in Portofino (or in one of the towns of the Riviera) and travel as far as Manarola, one of the most charming villages of the five. Once arrived meet your local guide and visit the village together: walk through the vineyards and learn more about the wine growing tha has been the traditional activity for centuries.

Arrival at the marina and have some free time to stroll around and take the iconic picture of the village from the cliffs overlooking the marina. Afterwards meet the skipper and with your private boat ride along the coast to admire those daring tiny villages hanging on the cliffs and surrounded by vineyards, terraces and olive groves.

After approximately one hour disembark in Vernazza and enjoy some time on your own to experience properly some Ligurian specialties like pasta al pesto, pansotti with walnut sauce, local anchovies, stuffed mussels, all accompanied by the 5 Terre white wine.

In the afternoon meet the driver and travel along the panoramic road to Corniglia, the smallest of the five towns, here the atmosphere is always pleasant and nice, take your time for a good gelato then head back to Portofino.


*** Drivers are fully authorized in accordance with the Italian law.

Price per person € 230,00 calculated on a base of 5 participants.

If your party is smaller or bigger, we will send you a customized quotation.


  • Private tour
  • Minimum #1 maximum #8 participants. If you have a bigger party we will arrange for you a bespoke program.
  • Full day English speaking tour guide.
  • Round trip transportation with A/C comfortable minivan
  • Professional English speaking driver.
  • One hours private boat tour along the coast (weather and sea permitting).
  • Aperitivo with 5 Terre glass og wine.
  • Scroll down the page for seeing the type of boat we use.


  • Lunch
  • Other extras not listed above
  • Tips (optional).

Tour details

  • Meeting point: your accommodation in Portofino or in Santa Margherita, Rapallo.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activity Level: moderate. The walking tours involve some up/down hill walking, climb 3-4 flights of stairs in necessary, step on and off of big/small boats and trains if needed
  • Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for people with wheelchair or reduced mobility. In this case let us know your needs, we will design a lighter version of the tour.
  • In case of rough sea or inclement weather, the boat ride could be canceled. In that case the tour takes place entirely by van or train.
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.
  • The boat tour is available from Easter to All Saints. From November to March the tour takes place by minivan/train.

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