Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Italy’s rugged coastal Riviera is one of the most scenic landscapes on the face of the Earth and on this tour, that’s what you explore. The sublime coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Italy’s gems. Renowned for the terrace landscapes and its five cliffside villages- Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre is a joy to visit.
Explore the blue waters on a boat ride and admire the coastline dotted by fine sand beaches. But wait, there’s more, you’ll even get to experience a scenic rail tour in the region to take in the beauty from yet another perspective. Yes, Milan is wonderful and magnificent, but it’s not Cinque Terre. You just cannot miss out this experience which showcases the best of Italian destinations from different perspectives and offers you a hassle-free way of exploring the various sights.
Get ready to leave behind the troubles of Milan and head into the rich Italian countryside. Hop aboard the coach, sit back and watch the street lights disappear along with the traffic as you proceed towards the coast. On the coastal drive, you will come across spectacular views and stunning sceneries all around you. Watch Mother Nature at its best as your guide shares the facts, history and the highlights of the region you are going to visit, Cinque Terre. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, it is a truly spectacular place to be. Part of its charm comes from the lack of corporate development, and when you come here, this feature stands out. It almost feels like you’ve gone back in time to a more quiet, relaxed and charming era.
The coastal drive comes to an end at Manarola. Here you can venture around the vineyards, explore the piers where fishing boats line up on the shore or watch the tourists jump into the sea from the rocks of the harbor. You even have some time to take a dip in the water yourself or go on a tour of the nearby vineyards at your own expense. After spending some time here its time to move on.
Before lunch, you will board a train to Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the five villages in the area. Feel free to explore the village and its beautiful cafes, panoramic beaches, scenic squares and more. Dine at one of the local restaurants and indulge in the local flavor that this region is famous for. Don’t worry, your guide will point you towards the best restaurants in the area.
After lunch, you will start the final leg of your journey with yet another change in perspective. You’ve already seen Cinque Terre from the land and the rail. Now, it’s time to see the natural landscape from the water. Hop aboard a 90-minute boat cruise and admire spectacular views of Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. After the cruise, head to La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan.